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HI, My name is Misti, I am 38 years young. I am a single mom of a beautiful 10 year old daughter & I AM, not even, 1 SEMESTER away from being an Esthetician-(skin care specialist.) I enjoy the outdoors, mud-riding, riding my 4wheeler & anything nature. I love to find anything from nature that will help improve my life & the lives of others. Whether it be some type of outdoor stress relief, skin care, healthier eating, beauty (self or nature), remedies, wellness, healing, motivational, anything self-help oriented, & etc.

Try something new today!

While I was doing my work today, I was kinda at a loss for ideas; so, I decided to make me a Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cone!

As I sat here enjoying it, I was “racking” my brain trying to think of what to say……

I noticed my pet duck “Skipper” just kept on quacking & hollering. When I checked on him he was going crazy wanting out of his little house. Shaking the cage w/ his beal.

I couldn’t figure out what it was, until I sat my ice cream down near him…. and there he went. I thought to myself “ducks dont eat icecream” or do they”?

Who says they can’t.

I think that you never really know whether you like something or not; Unless you give it a try.

Turns out.. He loves it!

So that brings me to my Challenge for you,

Try something new today!

It doesn’t have to be ice cream or even food. It can be a different hat, a pair of shoes, a road you pass often but have never been down. Try a new game, try to learn a language, try to make a new friend. Try to Smile more.

Either way, it’ll broaden your horizons & at least you can say you tried.

We all need to think outside our boxes & explore new things.           Live life to the fullest!

Everybody let me know what you decide to try & how it turned out. I’d love to hear from you.

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Wealthy Affiliate Review (#2)

Wealthy Affiliate Review   (#2)


 My Purpose              

  The purpose of my Review is to offer my reader’s a  comprehensive & in debth look into Wealthy  Affiliate.   All statements are my own personal  opinions.

 My desire is to give you an honest insight into the program that I’ve grown to Love.

   I hope that I can help @ least ONE Struggling               Entrepreneur & point him/her in the right direction   so that they can fulfill their dreams of having an    Online Business.




Wealthy Affiliate,  I believe,  is the best place to build a business starting @ the ground floor.  They teach you how to set up & design your own website, they show you how to create content, how to get google ranked, hw to Market your site, etc.                                           Everything you need to build your business.

   The owner’s, Kyle & Carson are the MOST Helpful people, out of Everyone that I’ve came across on my journey.

 They go above & beyond to help each & every           person succeed.                                                                       Not only does WA have Fantastic Owner’s;  but the Entire Community @ Wealthy Affiliate are the friendliest group that I know of.  It actually feels like a big “family.”   

 Whether starting from scratch or building your existing business…                                                                     I Highly Recommend that you give Wealthy Affiliate a try. I Promise; You Will Not be Dissappointed!

Pro’s & Con’s:


  1. The training you receive @ WA is the best out there.  It is thorough & you can tell that they’ve put a lot of heart into each & every lesson.
  2. You can tell, from the start- that Kyle & Carson have our Best Interest’s in mind.  They spend time in the community & actually interact w/ everyone.
  3. WA offer’s more training’s than most everyone.
  4. WA is a wonderful place to learn & grow. You can do this at your own pace, with helpful feedback & ideas from the Community.


  1. I thought & thought trying to come up with @ least 1 or 2 con’s.  And- HONESTLY, I really & truly cannot come up with ANY complaints!  Please do not think that I’m just saying that to lure you into some kind of “big scheme” to get your money..      m  Because I’M NOT!!!! Seriously!!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaking truthfully, Kyle has really went out of his way to help me out.  (On more than one occasion) 


Tool’s & Training:

Online Entrepreneur Certification, Affiliate Bootcamp.  Build & design your own website from scratch. Create your Content, Images. Get Google Ranked. SEO & Marketing to name few.  There’s TON’s of thing’s you’ll learn here!

Wealthy Affiliate Support:

The support you receive here @ Wealthy Affiliate is Outstanding.  NO OTHER PLACE CAN COMPARE!                       Anything you need is just a few clicks away.  Whether you just need an opinion of your latest work or you’re                   having a problem;  The “Family” here at Wealthy Affiliate will be here to help!




The price is FREE to start You can begin the lessons, try it & then you have the option to become a Premium Member for $49.00.

My Final Opinion:

  Wealthy Affiliate is the Absolute Best Place to  learn & grow. 

   I,  Myself,  would like to Personally express my  Sincerest Thanks to Kyle & Carson.                            If you read my About Me Page, you will see that  I have Struggled just to make ends meet.  I was @ a place in my life-where everything seemed  hopeless.  I didn’t have but a few $ to my name,    I had tried desperately any & every thing I could  find.  I talked to anyone who’d listen, asking  for  just a little help.   And to no avail-                        THEY ALL JUST TOOK MY $ and never tried to  help me.  Nor did they even consider what I’d  been going thru.

   You see, I AM a good person & I honestly wasn’t  trying to get something for free.  I was  “desperately” pleading for someone to have a  heart & lend me a helping hand.

    Then, one day, (thanks to “My Granny”)  The  Good Lord Shined Down On Me & led me to   Kyle @ Wealthy Affiliate...                                           And here I Am Today!!                                                           I will never forget, nor will I ever quit telling  everyone about his kindness.                   





As always, I’d like to Thank You for reading my Review.  I hope it helps you decide to come visit us @ Wealthy Affiliate & start your new career!  If you’d like to check it out, here’s my affiliate link:

Remember it’s free to try!

I am also offering you a Bonus if you join Premium w/in 7 days!

Please have a look around. You are welcome to leave me any questions or concerns you may have & I will do my very best to help.  I will be adding lots of new content, so if there’s a subject you’d like me to cover– leave it in the comments below & I will definately get right to it.

Thanks Again & Have a Wonderful Day!                                                                                                       Misti C.                                     



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Be “Full” of Wonder.











                                                                                                                                           Be “Full” of Wonder


Wonder is beautiful, to  Wonder is fun.  Wonder about EVERYTHING under the Sun!  

Wonder what’s new, Wonder whats next, Wonder what’s up, Wonder what’s down, Wonder what’s inside, Wonder what’s out.

Wonder why you sing, Wonder why you shout!

For it’s the Wonder       that life’s all about. 

   “Starve” to learn            everything you can!         { with wisdom comes a Confidence-  You can get from No Man.}      

  “Hunger” for laughter   happiness & faith…

       -the things you need, to make your life Great.

       “Snack” on the things             that bug you a bit;              no need to Swallow       You Can  Always Spit!                                                                  When you’re finally            FULL at the end of your meal,   

       “Wonder-full”                  is now,                 how you feel!


Thanks for visiting my site.  I hope to see you back again.  If you have any questions or comments- leave them below.  

You can also check out the rest of my site & let me know what you think

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What is Acne? & Why the heck do we have it??

What is Acne?  &  Why do we have it??


acne formation

If you have acne or the “occasional” breakout- you are not alone.   Millions of people around the globe suffer from acne.  Actually, almost everyone has had a pimple or two in their lifetime.

Some have a few pimples, while others have acute acne.


So let me explain acne in general. 


Acne is a distressed skin condition that has either non-inflammatory or inflammatory lesions.  It effects all ages & in different stages of life.

The most common form of acne is Acne Vulgaris.   This usually begins @ the onset of puberty, where hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands & cause them to produce too much Sebum.

Some acne is hereditary.  If one or both parents have acne or oily skin, there is a very good chance that the offspring will have it also.

It happens when epidermal cells (skin cells) don’t shed.  Instead they stick to the surface of skin and line the inner walls of pores & follicles.

This is known as Cell Buildup.  After this happens, the excess Sebum coats or “waxes over” the cell buildup deep down in the follicles, & this is the beginning of an acne lesion.


Inflammatory & Non-inflammatory

Inflammatory Lesions are inflamed, red & swollen lesions.  The typical pimple is inflammatory.

Non-inflammatory Lesions are not red or inflamed.  An example of this is an open comedone (blackhead) &  closed comedone. (white head)

Open Comedones occur when follicles are full, begin to stretch & fill with cells & sebum. This pushes the comedone toward the surface.  When oxygen comes in contact with the top of the comedone it darkens the surface. Therefore resulting in a Blackhead.

Acne is caused by bacteria.  Bacteria feed off of the impacted sebum in the follicles . And when the follicle is blocked from getting oxygen circulation, the bacteria multiply.

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Open & Closed Comedones.

  • Open comedones are non-inflammatory acne lesions appearing as large, clogged follicles.  They are filled with solidified sebum & dead cell buildup, often called blackheads.
  • Open comedones occur when the follicle is large enough to hold all of the debris retained by the follicle.  The opening in these follicles is dilated by the mass of the impaction, allowing the comedo to push toward the skin surface.
  • Closed comedones have small pore openings & walls that stretch to hold the impaction- which causes the impaction to have a lack of oxygen.  This makes the lesion become easily inflammed.
  • Closed comedones are seen in adults & often associated with the use of comedogenic cosmetics.


Papules & Pustules:

Papule is a red, sore bump w/out a whitehead.  Once cells clump up, they rise to the surface; creating a Pustule.

Papules are deeper in the skin & effect nerve endings. (which make them sore.)

Pustules are close to the skin surface, therefore are less painful.


Grades of Acne:

  • grade 1 acne:  open & closed comedones w/ occasional pimple. (puberty, teenagers)
  • grade 2 acne:  large # of closed comedones w/ pustules & papules.
  • grade 3 acne:  very inflammed & red, has a large # of open & closed comedones along w/ many pustules & papules.
  • grade 4 acne:  cystic acne, has many deep cysts & causes scar formation.


Here’s a tip or two:

  • Zinc supplements help w/ breakouts.
  • choose skincare products & cosmetics that are non-comedonenic.
  • When cleaning face dab or rub lightly. Don’t scrub. Scrubbing & rubbing too hard only irritates skin w/ acne.
  • Natural clay’s & cleansers that contain charcoal help w/ blackheads & breakouts.
  • KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!!  your hands have germs & bacteria which inflames acne, also the dirt & oils blocks your pores when your hands rub your face.



There’s tons more interesting info & facts on acne… check back for the next new acne info page. If you’d like to see what product I recommend for acne check out:


If you have any questions or comments leave them below or contact me on my email.-   I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day!







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MY REVIEW: Proactiv Solution


My Review:  Proactiv Solution                                            

  • Product:  Proactiv Solution
  • Price:  $19.99 – $29.99
  • Cheapest place to buy:
  • Size of products: 3 steps system- all  3 are 2 oz.
  • My Rating:  **10 out of 10 **




Proactiv started in 1995.  It is used for treatment of acne & existing blemishes while helping to prevent future breakouts before they appear.  Each step builds on the step before, attacking the acne cycle to clear existing blemishes and help prevent future breakouts.

Proactiv features advanced micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, designed to work faster and gentler than ever before. The 30 day system includes a 2 oz. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, a 2 oz. Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, and a 1 oz. Proactiv Repairing Treatment.


Proactiv Solution is a 3-step acne treatment system to be used twice a day over the entire face to disrupt the acne cycle, as opposed to ‘spot treating’ pimples.

This legendary 3- step system features effective prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide, a finely milled medicated ingredient that treats  acne head on.

My personal experience:


I have used proactiv now for quite a few years.  Although I never really had a problem with acne,  I occassionally had a blemish or two.  And when I did– it was horrendous!

I felt like everyone ( myself included) was only looking at the little red bump I had on my chin.  So I decided to give it a try.  I really liked that it used benzoyl peroxide.  Peroxide is one of my frequently used items.

It doesn’t leave a residue on my face & it doesn’t feel greasy or weighed down. It also seems to make my skin feel clean & refreshed.



    • clears up acne.
    • helps to prevent future breakouts.
    • improves your skin with continues use.
    • fights blackheads
    • works on all skin types




  • 3 step system can cost anywhere from $19.95- $40.00
  • Must call company to order or go online.
  • Benzoyl peroxide (very rarely)  may not agree with very sensitive skin types.



My overview:


Proactiv Solution is well worth trying; especially if you have acne or problematic skin.  It starts working fast & you see results quickly.

It is…  in my opinion,,,  one of the very best acne treatments on the market today.



**************Give it a try!*************


Thanks for visiting my site. Leave me a comment or ask a question.  I’d love to hear from you.
Misti C

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