Black Friday – We need to have a chat.

Alright BFFs, let’s remember that this is a place of acceptance. I need you to take a deep breath and when you read the next sentence you have to *pinky promise* to still love me.

I LOVE Black Friday. #TrueStory

The deals. The crowds. The over-stimulated senses. THE CRAZINESS! I freakin’ love it all. Even when I mistakenly go out on Black Friday, I still love it!

But, I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because Black Friday’s turned into Shit Brown Thursday…I’m done.

A Facebook Friend of mine posted this the other day and Lil Snarky BFYHI hope you take the time to read it. And maybe, just maybe, instead of buying a crappy lotion or junky plastic crap at the ginormous retailer (that imports most things from China) you’ll find a better alternative:

Sarah: I’m a small business & I cherish the relationships I’ve built over the last few years with Perfectly Posh. I take my reputation as a consultant who respects my friends and clients very seriously.That said, I am asking you to think of myself & other direct sales consultants as you are buying gifts for friends and family members this holiday season. 😁☃
I’m not Bath and Body Works or Lush. I’m just a woman who works. I love my products and sharing these high quality, naturally based pampering products with you!
Planning on buying your mom some fancy kitchen gadgets from Bed Bath & Beyond? Ask your contact list if anyone knows a Pampered Chef consultant instead.
Want to go out for manicures with your coworkers? Host a Jamberry Party instead.
Before going to Kay Jewelers, try a Stella & Dot, South Hill Design, or Origami Owl rep.
Before purchasing a Yankee Candle, ask around for a Pink Zebra consultant.
Want some amazing makeup? I know a couple of amazing women who sell Younique.
Whatever you do, consider this: your support to your friends’ businesses will last far longer and mean much more than any gift that can be bought in a store and is impacting real families vs big box stores.

So next time you go to Macy’s or big retail stores, think about your family and friends who may sell high quality products online & many whom offer awesome deals! Supporting small business is vitally important to our economy!

Thank you all for your continued support & looking forward to helping you during this holiday season!

It’s not you Black Friday, it’s me and my desire to do better¹.

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¹Actually, since I want to do better, maybe it IS YOU!?!?!?

Oh, and don’t forget to enter that awesome Poshy Give-Away I’m hosting! WOOHOO! (It ends tomorrow!!!)

click here to enter

 

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How’s this for a Throw Back Thursday?

I’m feeling a little bad that so far most of my blog every day for the month of November (or NaBloPoMo as BlogHer likes to call it) has been kinda gloomy. I mean, no one wants to come here every day for a month and listen to me whine….oh, my shoulder…oh, I’m fucking exhausted…oh, I can’t feel my fingers or toes…blah blah blah.

All of this thinking about how you really don’t want to listen to me whine again today gave me the idea to grab a funnier post from way back when and enjoy a little Throw Back Thursday with you! Here’s a link to the original post: OMGWTFBBQ!

BUT, if you’re like me (and you probably are because we’re BFFs) then you might be feeling a little to lazy to click the link. I copied and pasted it right here, just for you¹!

January 24, 2011 – OMGWTFBBQ!

Late Saturday night Nathan and I were sitting on the couch enjoying each others company (no…not that kind of ‘enjoyment’) and all of a sudden Bailey the Bendy Dog perks her ears. We giggle at her and watch her make her way to the foyer of our split level house.

Bailey is what we call a Labarotsky (she’s supposedly half Lab, one quarter Rottweiler, and one quarter Husky). She begins to use her rottweiler voice, making a weird half growl, half bark. Again we laugh at her and say, in a sing-song voice, things like “Oh Bailey, what’s got you all freaked out?”

Then we hear our front door open. And I think, “What the fuck is my sister doing here?!?” (Because who on earth would come into my house without knocking at 1:30 in the morning, right?)

And Bailey starts to bark much more aggressively.

Nathan and I get up to say “Hi!” (Okay, I get up to say, “Hi!” and Nathan gets up to see what the fuck is going on.)

And I’m in shock because it’s not my sister.

Nathan instantly turns into his Super Hero form, known as Natron5000. He leaps down the stairs and confronts some young man standing in our entryway holding a black backpack and a sleeping bag. Nathan screams at the young man, “What the fuck are you doing here!?!?”

The young man is scared….he mumbles, “Sorry…..I….um…they said to come over….oh…I’m in the wrong house……sorry.” The young man leaves.

I stand at the top of the stairs thinking it’s funny IMG_2672that the pizza man delivered to the wrong house….slowly I realize the young man wasn’t the pizza man because that was a black backpack he was holding, not a pizza bag *and* pizza men don’t just walk into your house without you letting them in.

Bailey The Bendy and Attack Dog has been on high alert since then.

Me? I’m locking the door from now on so the ‘pizza man’ can’t make the same mistake twice.

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¹Speaking of things I do for you, remember to head over to that give-away page for your chance to win some Perfectly Posh pampering items from me:

click here to enter

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The MFP’s Perfectly Posh Give-Away!

Okay BFFs, here it is! Yesterday I told you how making people feel good makes me feel good? Well, here is a give-away for a few of my favorite Perfectly Posh items:

1 Packet of Mermaid Mix Bath Salts: Oh…this little pouch is like heaven. I don’t know if you’re a bath taking type¹ or not, but these are my all time favorite bath salts. I promise your skin will feel amazing after bathing with these.

1 Tin of Tree Hugger Lip Scrub: A yummy, all-natural Tree Huggerblend of sugar, rich butters, and oils rubs away tired, flaky skin to give you the softest lips you’ve ever known. A luscious scent of strawberry, coconut, and brown sugar makes this scrub a perfect treat for dry, rough lips.

1 Bless Your Heart Peachy Bath Chunk: All the southern sassiness and sweetness you can handle! A big, chunky bar with real peach and magnolia extracts, plus a comforting dose of cottonseed oil for a clean that leaves you soft as peach fuzz. Oh, darlin’, you’re gonna love this bath time treat.

Gender Bender Chunk1 Gender Bender D-Tox Bath Chunk: Charcoal D•Tox: Clean that doesn’t discriminate. The Gender Bender invites all to wash, get clean, and be Posh. Activated charcoal powder, silt, and carbon absorb over 1000 times their weight in offensive pollution and free radicals. Then natural shea butter calms, soothes, and enriches skin. Tie that all together with a clean, crisp fragrance and you get the perfect clean that anyone can enjoy.

1 Perk! Skin Stick: Looking for a mid-day pickup and headache relief? Our Perk! Skin Stick is your weapon against tension and tightness. Fend off that stress headache by applying this peppermint-loaded shea butter stick to temples, neck, forehead, and other pulse points. Feel your mood lift and your tension melt away.

Good luck and enter away! click here to enter

 

The Real MFP LOGO¹If you’re not the bath taking type, you should try it. Have someone watch the kids, grab a glass of wine, lock the bathroom door, and draw yourself an amazing bath. It’s worth it. YOU’RE worth it.

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Oh Taylor Swift….

I’m a lyrics girl.

Some people, like Nathan, are all about the beat and they don’t even pay attention to the lyrics¹ but that’s not me. Song writers get me with their “hooks” and “chorus'”.

Right now Taylor swift is signing her heart out in my head:

Say you’ll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks

The song seems to be about a secret love thing that ends…and there’s a line that say’s “He’s so tall”.

Uh….Nathan’s not tall and we don’t have a secret thing going on, but for what ever reason²….this is my song for us right now:

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¹Not only is Nathan against lyrics, but he’s also against cannibalism and spontaneity? 

²It’s not “for what ever reason”. I know life can be short and I know I’m not always easy to love and be with. I hope that no matter how hard it is, Nathan can remember me:

Racing in a tutu.

Giving it my all, babe.

Red dirt and scars on my arms…

Say we’ll do it again, even if it’s just in our…

wildest dreams.

 

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Big Favor BFFs!

Chronic pain is totally kicking my ass again and if it doesn’t let up in the next day or two I’ll need to go back on some strong meds that pretty much turn me into a zombie, but without the eating brains part. I’m doing everything I can to avoid that, but if I can’t get my body to calm the hell down, then it is what it is.

Which brings me back to depression and coping.

The Box¹ isn’t done. It’s okay though. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do with it and it’ll be worth it to take my time. Until it’s done and full of things to help me cope, I’m just brainstorming and collecting things to help out right now because I’m really going to need a bit of help.

RR1054 Bless Your Heart ChunkBesides taking baths, playing puzzle games, listening to music, reading, and chatting with friends, one of the things that makes me feel good is bringing happiness to other people. Here’s what we’re going to do. Tomorrow I’m going to post a give-away for some awesome Perfectly Posh goodies. I’m going to need your help by being awesome BFFs and entering my give-away.

You’ll get a chance at some super awesome pampering calm the fuck downproducts (for yourself or you can use them as gifts #smart) and I’ll get to make a bunch of you happy by giving you super awesome pampering products! #winning

Check in with me tomorrow…until then, let’s just hope my body calms the fuck down.

 

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¹I can’t think of a cool name for my self-care kit/toolbox/box…what ever…so from now on it’ll be referred to as “The Box”.

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