Product Empties – Winter/Spring 2017

So it’s been a hot minute since I have posted anything recently.  Life has just been busy and sometimes life commitments get in the way of my hobby of blogging & vlogging.  I really do promise to be more consistent in providing updated content.  I have so many things I want to share with you all and not enough time to do it all in!

With that being said, since I waited so long to film my empties vlog I broke it up in to three different videos so it wouldn’t be so long that no one would want to watch.  If you aren’t familiar with what an Empties vlog is, it is basically where you go through your trash and give a quick review of the products you have used up.  Providing your thoughts on the product, if you would buy it again or if you would recommend it etc.  Empties blogs/vlogs are one of my favorite topics to read and watch because it really shows you what your favorite vloggers/bloggers are actually using.  If someone has actually used up an entire product then it seems like their opinion on the product is probably more honest and real (that’s just how I look at it anyway).

So…if you are interested, the links for Part 1, 2 and 3 are below.

I hope you will check them out and if you aren’t already following me on YouTube don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Last and most importantly, If you have a YouTube channel I’d love to follow you as well so leave me a comment below & link  to your most recent video so I can check it out.

Until next time,

XOXO,

Crazy Jess

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Post Op WLS (RNY) Post-op Week 8 Update 


Welcome back to my blog, or if you are new here, welcome!  I hope you like what you read and will subscribe! 

Today’s post is a new topic that I haven’t blogged much about. I have made a couple YouTube videos about it on my vlog channel though (so follow me on YouTube as well if you are interested in random beauty/WLS/foster parenting topics and other such randomness)

Ok enough self promotion (that is so annoying and I apologize in advance)

If you don’t know already, I had WLS (weight loss surgery, for those new to the lingo) 11/7/16. Although there are four types of surgery options, I had RNY aka standard gastric bypass. 

For the last two months I have been trying to get used to my new normal. I have also been hesitant to post or vlog much about it. I think for me the hesitancy was due to me being in denial that this surgery was going to work for me. I kept thinking “ok great, I’ve had surgery but will I really loose any weight?” That is completely ridiculous to think that way but apparently it’s totally normal. 

So as it turns out, I will (and have) lost weight and I figured it could be helpful for others considering the option of WLS if I honestly chronicled my journey through my vlog and blog. I may not always be consistent but I will randomly be posting my progress, set backs, NSVs (non scale victories) and more. 

Don’t worry, my blog (and vlog if you follow me on YouTube) will still continue to be beauty/makeup and foster parenting related too and not all about weightloss and post-op life to keep things interesting.  That’s the beauty of following me, you never know what you might get as my topics are all over the place, but that’s me and this is my life. 

My hope is that someone out there finds me relatively entertaining and laughs at my sarcasm and decides to follow me on this journey we call life. That they can relate, get a laugh or two and be motivated to take charge of their life and health to be the best they can be as well is my ultimate goal. 

So as I stated my surgery date was 11/7/16, and I am two months out or 8 weeks basically.  Now that I’m adjusting to this new way of life, so many things in my life are different and those things are happening really quickly. 

I posted a vlog about it, as well as went over my WLS food product empties for the month of December. Check it out below. 

Regarding total weight loss see stats below:

Pre Surgery: 280 lbs

Day of Surgery: 270 lbs

1 Month Post Op: 251 lbs

2 Months Post Op: 241.6

Total lost since surgery: 28.6 lbs (38.4 overall) 

I’m very proud of the lbs lost but I struggle and work hard at this every day. Struggling with battling old behaviors, not always staying on plan and not always counting calories and measuring out my food just to name a few. I will always be honest about what I’m doing well and what I’m not doing so well at along the way to be as open and honest with you all as I can be. It’s so important to understand that WLS is not a magic wand that will take all your weight problems away.  It is simply a tool to help you reach your weightloss goals that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and self control. 

So that’s my progress update for now. Don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe for all my future updates and randonmness!

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Until next time,

XOXO,

Crazy Jess 😘

Free Address Labels

Head over to Shutterfly.com before tomorrow to get two free sheets of customized address labels.

Perfect for this holiday season when you are sending out all those holiday cards. Use offer code 2Free at checkout and just pay shipping. 

(FYI – 1 set = 24 labels)
The hardest part is deciding which one to get!  They are all so cute. 

Until next time,

XOXO

Crazy Jess

Jaclyn Hill Ride Or Die Tag

I have really enjoyed watching all of the Jaclyn Hill Ride Or Die Makeup Tag videos this weekend and decided to do my own since I haven’t done a favorites video in such a long time anyway. 

Crazy Jess – Jaclyn Hill Ride Or Die Tag

Check it out on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe for future videos.  Most importantly don’t forget to leave a link below to your video if you decided to do the tag! 

Until next time. 

Xoxo,

Crazy Jess 😘

Home Decor Life Hack

Hey Peeps,

Today’s post is not going to be about a good deal or sale, nor is it going to be about makeup!  Shocking, I know.  While I was putting together some last minute touches to the nursery I thought I would share a life hack I use that may be common knowledge to some but it has annoyed/stumped me for years!

You all know that I love a good deal and saving money so naturally when it comes to home decor purchases I always find my home treasures at stores like Ross or HomeGoods.  Although the great deals are amazing, the most annoying part about shopping at these stores are those dreaded price tag stickers that they put all over their items.  The absolute worst is when they put a price tag sticker on the glass of a beautiful picture frame or mirror especially.  I used to spend hours trying to scrape that mess off.  No matter how carefully I attempted to remove the sticker it would leave gross residue and paper strips all over the place.  Ewwwww Gross!

I know what you’re thinking.  “Why don’t you just use some Goo Gone?”.  That’s a brilliant idea.  However I  never seem to have any Goo Gone in the house for some reason when I need it.  I don’t know where it goes.  We buy it, use it once and then it’s MIA.  It’s also expensive too by the way so then I definitely don’t want to re-purchase it.  Then there was that one time where a bottle leaked all over the Pantry cabinet and it made me mad so I vowed never to buy it again…but I digress.

My point here is that I found a trick that works wonderfully well when you are in this predicament and is pretty simple since you should typically always have this product in your house at all times.

So here it goes…here is my process for dealing with this annoyance.

Step 1: identify the object in question (in my example today it is a new picture frame from Ross)


Step 2: find a bottle of glass cleaner.  I typically use Windex or a generic form of Windex.

Step 3: spray Windex on top of the price tag sticker.  You are going to want a generous amount of Windex, so three to four sprays should do the trick.


Step 3: let this Windex sit on the dreaded price tag sticker for about 5 minutes

Step 4: take a dry paper towel and wipe the sticker and Windex concoction in a circular motion.  In doing so, you will notice the sticker and the residue easily wipe away from the glass.  If it doesn’t then you either did not use enough Windex OR you didn’t let it sit long enough so you may need to try it again.

Step 5: keep wiping until all sticker residue is gone


Step 6: insert your photo or artwork in to the frame, hang it and you’re done.


(Note: this artwork is not my own. This was a free printable nursery art graphic I found on Google). 

This life hack has made my life so much easier.  Maybe it’s common sense or knowledge to some of you, but for years I would rack my brain trying to figure out the cleanest, fastest, and easiest way to get rid of those darn price tag stickers or the residue they leave behind when you don’t have any Goo Gone on hand to do so (as you just realized I hate Goo Gone thus I never have any).

So that’s it.  That’s my life hack for today, hope you enjoyed this wealth of knowledge I’m sharing with you.  If not, just roll your eyes and laugh at me for being so dumb it took me 33 years to find an easier way to tackle this issue.

Until next time,

XOXO

Crazy Jess