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About KellyB

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  • About Me
    I was divorced almost 2 years ago from my second husband and have decided that maybe marriage is not for me, huh?

    I have a beautiful daughter who will be 21 in January, 2008. She was married last summer (7/20/07) and recently moved out for the first time. Her husband is in the Army and left on his first deployment to Iraq on 11/11/07.

    I'm now having to learn to live by myself and it gets lonely sometimes but It's a good feeling to know I raised my daughter and she turned out to be a great young woman who is able to care for herself.

    I'm a Hospice Nurse and can't think of anything else that I would rather do.

    I have a wonderful mother and grandmother that I am extremely close to. I am an only child with an only child.
  • My Occupation
    Registered Nurse
  • My Beauty Product Wish List
    I'd love to try more MUFE. I love the Duo Mat powder foundation.
  • Country
  • Car I Drive
    2005 Kia Sportage that is paid for, thank you!
  • My Favorite Movies
    Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias and a variety of chick flocks
  • Favorite Music
    Love 70's rock and roll and country.
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    MAC, MUFE, Nars,
  • One Interesting Fact About Me
    I set 3 alarm clocks and 2 cell phone alarms to wake up in the morning.
  1. You have to let her know how you feel. If it doesn't change her behavior, at least you will have made her aware of how she is acting. I don't believe in letting people off the hook by just cutting them loose. They need to be held accountable for their actions even if it doesn't change a thing.
  2. So Aprill is available again??? LOL
  3. KellyB


    Hello and Welcome to MUT!!
  4. KellyB


    Hello and welcome to MUT!!
  5. Fantastic haul Andi!! Can't wait to see pics.
  6. Awww Andi, I know you are happy and sad at the same time but I'm glad you had a great time and we missed you, of course!!
  7. We will be here when you can get back and I hope everything works out.
  8. One of the best natural sedatives is tryptophan, an amino acid component of many plant and animal proteins. Tryptophan is one of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter best known for creating feelings of calm, and for making you sleepy. However, the trick is to combine foods that have some tryptophan with ample carbohydrate. That’s because in order for insomnia-busting tryptophan to work, it has to make its way to the brain. Unfortunately, all amino acids compete for transport to the brain. When you add carbs, they cause the release of insulin, which takes the competing amino acids and incorporates them into muscle…but leaves tryptophan alone, so it can make its way to the brain, be converted to serotonin, and cause sleepiness. Serotonin-producing bedtime snacks should be no more than 200 calories and should be eaten at least 30 minutes prior to bed. Here are a few great ideas: Bedtime Snacks for Adults --6-8 oz container of non-fat, flavored yogurt topped with 2 tablespoons low-fat granola cereal --Sliced apple with 1-2 teaspoons natural peanut butter --3 cups low-fat popcorn – sprinkled with optional 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese Bedtime Snacks for Teens --One cup healthy cereal with skim milk --Low-fat granola bar --Scoop of vanilla or strawberry low-fat ice cream Bedtime Snacks for Children --1/2 cup low-fat vanilla pudding --1/2 banana with 1-2 teaspoons peanut butter --One cup skim milk with a bunch of grapes (or other fruit) source
  9. Ah, winter: cozy sweaters, snow-topped trees... and for many of us, tight, dry skin! During colder months, a drop in humidity - with help from harsh indoor heating systems - lowers the amount of water in the air. As a result, water easily evaporates off the skin. Many people adjust their moisturizers as the seasons change, but I see far fewer patients who realize that their cleansers may actually be exacerbating their dry skin. Bottom line: If you experience redness, burning, pain, or flaking of your skin, you may be over-washing it or using a counterproductive cleanser. The epidermis includes a layer of fats that's crucial for preventing water from evaporating off the skin. Foaming cleansers and bar soap strip those fats, though, leading to dry skin - and that dry, weakened skin is also less able to protect itself against irritants and allergens. So, which cleansers are best for dry (or just drier-than-usual) skin this time of year? Some of my favorites: All but the oiliest skin types should avoid cleansers that foam vigorously. (And oily types, take note: If you're close to the middle of the oily-dry spectrum, harsh winter weather can turn you into a dry skin type; pay attention to any changes in your skin.) Dove's ProAge or Energy Glow lines include excellent moisturizing cleansers, which can help fortify skin with the fatty acids it needs. (These cleansers are great even though they foam) The term "cleansing oil" can be off-putting to some people, but these are actually a great option for particularly dry skin types. I love L'Occitane's Almond Apple Cleansing Oil, Shu Uemura's line of cleansing oils, and Laura Mercier's Purifying Oil cleanser. If you have "combination skin" - that is, skin that's oily in the T-zone and dry on the cheeks - Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser are both excellent options. In over 10 years of practice, I have noticed that many people with acne cleanse their faces too much. Let me clear one thing up: Acne-prone skin is not "dirty," and blemishes can't be washed or scrubbed away. In fact, cleansing too much or with harsh scrubs actually irritates the skin and worsens acne. Studies have shown that moisturizing cleansers are particularly beneficial for people with acne, particularly anyone using strong anti-acne products like Retin-A or Accutane. Finally, if you have an impaired skin barrier, exfoliating will only damage it further. Avoid scrubs and even non-abrasive exfoliating ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids if your skin is particularly dry or irritated (and if you're a sensitive skin type, avoid scrubs year-round). Wishing you great skin! source
  10. I'm so sorry you are going through that but we love you here!!!

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