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Today I decided to make an all-yellow sunshine smoothie!
I realized I had no strawberries, blackberries, etc, etc... that I usually use, so I decided to try something new.

I call it:
The Sunshine Smoothie!

Here's what I used:
1 Mango, sliced and peeled
1 Banana
3 Pineapple rings
1/2 Cup pineapple juice
1/2 Cup Vanilla yogurt
Lime juice (Half of a lime squeezed into blender)
1/2 Cup frozen orange juice from concentrate
5 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

My super old blender.

Mangoes are beautiful.

I love orange juice.

It was delicious!

I don't want to let go of summer just yet, so this was the perfect remedy for my "Summertime Sadness."

What's your favorite smoothie recipe?

Let me know in the comments below!

Did you try my Sunshine Smoothie? I'd love to hear if you liked it as much as I did!

As always, keep shining!
So, I was curious.
I've used just about every face cleanser out there that doesn't require batteries. I decided it was time to try something new.
At Target this weekend, I found this little guy on sale AND I had a coupon, cha-ching!
This morning I tried it out for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised.
It comes with a battery and 12 cleansing pads with the cleanser being on the pads. It's very simple to use:
1. Ya stick the pad right on the head
2. Run in under water
3. Push the power button (there are two vibration settings)
4. Run it all over your face, lathering as you go
5. Enjoy your freshly washed skin
My face was SUPER soft and clean after using the Wave. Inside the box was a $2 off coupon for purchasing the refill pads (pk of 30), which you can print out. The 3 options include:
I plan on trying out the different pads and find the right one for my skin. I have VERY oily skin. I will try the Gentle Exfoliating pads next since the Shine-Free pads have been discontinued for now.
                    There is also a Sonic Wave that has a spinning head, which might be fun to try.

Of course I had to have a silly picture. And with no makeup on, AHHHHHH! Shield your eyes!

(FYI, I didn't actually lick it.)

All in all, I give the Wave a 5 out of 5 rays. I definitely recommend this small, inexpensive system to anyone looking for something more then just a face wash.

Total: $4.99 + tax.

Comment with any questions or if you have a system that works well for you!
I saw this picture and had to share it.
It's so true.

Writing has always been a part of my life, whether a large or small part. I once entered a couple of my poems into a contest and won awards for outstanding writing, but never really thought much of it.

After thinking about those poems, I wondered if they were still online somewhere. So I went searching.

Sure enough, I found four of my pieces still online and I thought I'd share them here on my blog. Feel free to read and review them.

All four were written about 5 or so years ago, back in my high school days. Oh, nostalgia.

Here's the link to my poems I found (: I hope you enjoy!

I have also posted a new book review on my Books page. You should check it out and find me on Goodreads(;