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Grandma’s Hands Pure Shea Butter

Hello friends,  I hope you are having a terrific day.  

Last week after watching those family videos I started thinking more about my grandmother.  I remember her looking at her hands and saying, “wow, my hands look so old“. When she’d say that, I would hold both of her hands in mine, give them each a kiss and say, “Mama, your hands are so beautiful”.  

Keeping her hands smooth and wrinkle free was always a major concern of hers and now it has become one of mine.  When I look at my hands I too see signs of aging, and although that isn’t a bad thing I do know how she felt.  

Shea Butter Review

Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is a great treatment for minor burns, eczema, dark spots, discoloration, blemishes and dry skin which can make you look older.   Pregnant women and new mother’s can also use pure Shea Butter to treat stretch marks. Cleopatra’s Choice is a fair trade product produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa.

Shea Butter Review

Because Shea Butter is good for preventing wrinkles and keeping your skin moisturized, I keep this container on the nightstand as a reminder to use on both my hands and feet before going to bed.

Shea Butter on the nightstand


There is no overpowering scent to this long lasting, deep absorbing Shea Butter and it will not clog my pores or leave my skin feeling greasy.  This winter I’ll probably use it on my elbows and knees before leaving the house in the mornings.  

Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter can be ordered from and it will be quickly shipped so that you can have it before the end of sandal season.  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


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Book Signing with Author Richelle Rodgers

The Java House Café in Middletown recently hosted two books signings for local authors.  The first one was on Saturday with Richelle N. Rodgers, author of Forever Growing A Journey of Trust.  This autobiography gives you insight into her life which is filled with joy and sadness as well as near death experiences by both she and her husband, but her strong faith and trust in God has given her more than the world has taken.

Richelle is Philadelphia native presently residing in Elkton, Maryland with her husband of 38 years and is a grandmother of triplets.  Her passion for empowering others to be the best they can be in their relationship with God is prevalent throughout the book.  As a Franchise Consultant in both the Museum and Insurance industries as well as an Independent Contractor for CCI, she has had the opportunity to travel outside of the United States including trips to Bosnia and Italy.  Richelle is currently a Lay Prayer Associate and an Eucharistic Minister and Lector at her church.

Richelle has dedicated her life in helping others and as a Vietnam Vet is currently working on a Women Veteran Leadership Awards Symposium to be held in DC this fall.

The book is also available as an eReader at both and www.barnesandnoble and a schedule of book signings can be found at

It took 3 years of prayer and the encouragement from family and friends for this book to become the first in what I believe will be a successful career of an Inspirational author.

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” – Proverbs 3:5

Author Richelle Rodgers

Richelle Rodgers with Leon Brown Richelle and Small Business Owner Leon Brown


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OOTD – Boho Saturday

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a pleasant day.

I was up early this morning after a late night of house cleaning but it felt good to wake up without chores and the ability to have a leisurely breakfast with my men.  I do however, need to get into my closet to remove the avalanche of clothes currently on the floor.  Today’s outfit is a pair of jeans that were altered to give it a Boho look, which was a DIY project that was posted here in March.


Top – Rainbow Shop // Belt – closet staple // sandals – gift from Africa // necklace –

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Have a great afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Sunny Sunday

Today God blessed us with a glorious sunny and warm Sunday.  Heading to the grocery store I opted to wear a maxi dress instead of jeans but wore a top as it’s not warm enough for me just yet.

Maxi Dress – Rainbow Shop // Top – Rugged Wearhouse// Belt – Rainbow Shop

Sandals – gift from Africa // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor

Rainbow Shop – Summer Colors

After work on Good Friday I decided to stop at the Tri-State Mall in Claymont, DE .  I went first to Joann Fabrics to get a few items for my clutch purses and I was able to use two coupons one for 50% off  and the other for 25% off  a single item which saved me $19.81.

Next stop was to Burlington Coat Factory which was “tore up from the floor up”!  I’m assuming the shoppers were so engrossed in finding just the right Easter outfit that they neglected to put the items back, instead they found it easier just to throw the clothes and shoes across the racks or onto the floor.  Trying to navigate that mess was irritating so I walked out and over to the Rainbow Shop.

The layout of the Rainbow Shop is tight but the sales associates are always walking the floor rehanging and adjusting the clothing so that it’s neater in appearance and makes for a better shopping experience.

These colorful maxis, sweater, top and capris will look great this summer.



Belt - 2/$15.00


Drama Sweater - $12.99
Like an Angel Capris - $19.99

Belt - 2/$15.00
Sandals - gift from Africa