Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Fall 2013 Hair

I've had quite a few emails and messages asking me for updated photos of my hair.

Since I just had it done (September 18, 2013) I figured I'd post the different angles of my hair cut and color.

This time I went for more platinum blonde highlights with a chestnut lowlight. The lowlight was meant to be more of an ash tone, but both my stylist and myself loved the finished chestnut hue.

My cut is a layered inverted bob.

Stylist: Amber Heater
Instagram: pinupstylist89
Salon: Gorgeous

Sillites Direct Plug-In Window Candles Review

My sister and brother-in-law recently built a house and love the look of candles in their windows, but didn't want the annoying wires hanging down below each windowsill.

Their electrician mentioned something about candles that plug directly into an outlet that you install in your windowsills. Well they were sold.

Sillites are direct plug-in window candles that solve the ugly wire problem.

What makes Sillites different from other window candles is that "with Sillites®, you totally eliminate the need for extension cords, thereby removing the ugliness and hazards associated with them. Moreover, Sillites® present a rigid and secure installation by virtue of being mounted with a standard three-pronged grounded plug. Sillites® candles can also be wired together so that they can be controlled from a single switch, timer or photo-cell.

Sillites® candles include a 7-1/2 watt bulb that is safe to touch. The bulbs are available at any Lowe's, True Value Hardware or any lighting store; so they are easy to replace the day of your big party, (unlike low voltage candles that use a hard to find proprietary bulb). The 3 watt flicker bulbs can also be used in our candles. We offer the standard 7" tall candle and also a 9" tall candle to look appropriate in larger windows.

Since Sillites® candles operate on standard 120v power: the Sillites® self-contained receptacle (SCR) is wired with standard Romex wire and can easily be added to an existing home by simply drilling a hole in the existing window sill and running the wire through the wall to the nearest outlet; (this is especially easy if your house is already wired with a “holiday circuit” of switched outlets beneath each window).

Here is what the installation process looks like:

After the electrician ran the wires to the sills, my brother-in-law installed all of the lights. He said the installation was fairly easy.

I love how the outlets are flush with the windowsills and you barely notice them at all.

No more ugly wires! YAY!

 Here is the finished product:
So there you have it. Beautiful window candles with no ugly wires to worry about.

If you are interested in Sillites for your own home, please click HERE.
Also, if you purchase a set of Sillites and mention Life Songs Of A Busy Mom,  they will throw in a set of replacement bulbs! YAY!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Havas Athlete Academy Online Personal Training

So you all probably know that I've lost 10 pounds to make my goal weight of 115 with the help of Plexus Slim, and I've kept the weight off almost 3 months now. I also use my elliptical 30 min a day and alternate a 10 minute arm and leg workout every day.

I eat a high protein/low carb diet most of the time, and I allow myself treats here and there, but of course in moderation. I feel better now than I have in years and years.

So What I really want to do now is to push my body to it's maximum potential. We're only given one body, and I want to see what this body is capable of. I also want to be in the best health possible and I know that entails a great diet and exercise routine.

So what I'm going to do over the next few months (and I want you to join me as well), is sign up for the Havas Athlete Academy Online Personal Training.

Havas Athlete Academy is a sports performance company aimed at helping athletes of all levels, young and old, reach that next level in their fitness quest or athletic career.  Specializing in athlete development (strength, speed, agility etc) but also offering a wide range of adult fitness classes to meet the needs of their fitness clientele.

Located in Salisbury, MD, HAA has worked with athletes as young as 5, youth, high school, college, and pro athletes.  They offer both on-site and off-site (online coaching) training to help meet anyone’s needs.

The great part about Havas Athlete Academy for me is that they offer an online personal training program.

I'm busy as it is and can't find time to get to the gym, so I rely on at-home workouts with very little equipment.

Online training/coaching is one of the most effective ways to get the results you’re looking for in your fitness journey.   It allows you to workout and eat on your schedule, not some trainer’s.  It allows you to customize a workout to be done anywhere, based on your goals, needs, wants, and desires.

What's offered in the program:
  • Initial consult with Brandon Havas, Brandon comes up with very detailed plan for improvement, and second consult happens to make sure everyone is on same page and can answer any immediate questions.
  • Receive on the first of the month, the entire workout plan, nutrition guide, for a daily and weekly basis for that month.
  • You have access to Brandon 24/7 via phone, email, etc.
  • Video guidance will be provided if detailed descriptions of plan can not be followed to ensure proper quality and increase results.
  • Progress pictures taken every month to help accountability of staying on point.
  • Follow up at end of the month to re-asses, re-plan, and re-focus goals and change workout and nutrition guidelines based on new goals and progress.
  • Monthly: no commitment: $80/month
  • 6 Month: $70/month
  • 12 Months: $60/month
So if you're a busy mom like me and just do not have time to workout at the gym, then Havas Athlete Online Personal Training is for you! Or, if you are able to get to the gym, you can still use the online training program, as Brandon will tailor your gym workouts for you.

I love that you can get up with Brandon 24/7 and you never have to feel like you have absolutely no idea what you're doing when it comes to your workouts and diet.

For more info about Havas Athlete Academy,  and their online training program, please click HERE.


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