YOU by SKECHERS #YOUbySKECHERSTO #SKECHERS #ad

I”m certain that by now you would have noticed that I attended an YOU by SKECHERS event, held in Toronto earlier this month.  To be precise, it was on May 4, 2017.

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It was quite the night and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I don’t think you understand just how much I love SKECHERS and what the reasons are.  Let me try to explain:

For most of my life I have been a shoe and boot lover.  Over the years I have owned countless pairs, and owned up to a couple hundred pairs at a time!  It might sound like an exaggeration but it isn’t.  About five years ago, my back started to really give me great difficulty and since then, I have not been able to wear high heels.  That meant that more than half of my shoes and boots were tossed to the donate pile.  I then became limited to wearing flat shoes but that didn’t mean that they were comfortable!  By some miracle, I was introduced to SKECHERS and I discovered shoes, boots, sandals, and running shoes that could be (1) worn by me and (2) worn for hours at a time … without feeling the all-too-familiar lower back pain.  I feel in love with SKECHERS then, and have stayed in love since.Over the years, I have consistently shared my love for SKECHERS with friends, family, and even strangers.  I have encouraged others to experience SKECHERS for themselves, and I have been proud to so.  For those of you that have any doubts, believe me when I say:  I am not gaining any financial compensation for doing so.  I share my love of SKECHERS purely because I genuinely love the brand.

Of course, I’m lucky to have worked with SKECHERS for the blog and; most recently, for having been invited to the #YOUbySKECHERSTO VIP Event.

We got to see several new SKECHERS collections, and we were introduced to the all new collection YOU by SKECHERS!  This new collection is made for YOU, and it will take you from morning until night.I received my very own pair of YOU to take home and enjoy.  I did just that. They really are quite perfect.  You by SKECHERS combines lifestyle and wellness; they’re versatile, active, comfortable, stylish and flexible.  They are definitely made to be worn!  Check them out and make sure you indulge.

http://www.skechers.com

It’s Important to Stay Connected #StreamTeam #ad

It’s so important to stay connected with your kids.  My daughter is 19 and I try to stay connected always … always have.  It’s great to have open communication and a good relationship but it’s work.  As a parent, you have to commit to be present even if you’re tired, not interested, or have a headache. Yes, being a parent is work.  It’s gratifying but it’s work nonetheless.

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I’m not the only one.  Canadian parents (82%) are already watching teen shows to feel closer.  Watching Netflix together provides common ground and a place to start a discussion.

Recently, I watched 13 Reasons Why.  It’s not what I would normally pick but it’s what kids are watching.  Since I want to be in “the know” I had no choice, and so I obliged.  It turns out that I enjoyed it.  I didn’t enjoy the idea that some people might misconstrue the idea behind the show.  I enjoyed it because it was well done, and it that it was done.  This means that it will open up the eyes of many parents that live believing that “it won’t happen” to them or their family.  The truth is it can! It can happen to the best of us, and it can happen to the worst of us.  A good way to prevent an unfortunate tragedy from happening is through communication.  Parents have to be willing to accept that any way is a good way as long as it is a way to communicate with their children.  Keep in mind, as children get older it gets more difficult to keep those doors of communication open.I actually saw 13 Reasons Why alone, but then was able to casually say “yeah, I saw it, what did you think?”.  I’m fortunate that I don’t have an issue with my daughter when it comes to talking about any topic that is serious.  Again, it’s because I have always worked hard at being present in her life.

Life has gotten much more complicated than when I was a teen.  What got me through it was knowing that I could go to my Mom with just about anything … good or bad.  When I had my daughter, I vowed to be that Mom to her.

Get more crisis info here: http://13reasonswhy.info/#usa

Hawaiian Tropic Expands its Product Line #AlohaTherapy #HawaiianTropic #WhatsInYourBag #ad

Longer, sunshine-filled days are finally here.  I won’t lie; I couldn’t wait for much longer and actually took a week-long vacation to Aruba recently.  I needed sea, sand, and lots of sunshine!  It wasn’t difficult to ditch our winter coats.  That’s for sure!

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If there’s one sun care brand that I’ve used throughout most of my years it’s Hawaiian Tropic®.  They offer a broad selection of sun care products that are effective and affordable.  Over the years, Hawaiian Tropic® expanded its product line to include Silk Hydration Sunscreen.  For me, it meant sun care that was quick and easy to apply, a great scent, and great UVA and UVB protection that left my skin feeling super soft.  Can it get any better?  No way!  Or can it?Just when you thought “there is no possible way to come up with something new”, Hawaiian Tropic® does it again!  This year, the NEW products** include:

  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless™ FACE Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless™ Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® High Performance Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15 & SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray SPF 15 & SPF 30

Aloha!  That’s pampering and protection delivered in an exotic island botanical scent that will hydrate your skin.  I’m seriously in love.

Let’s face it, sun care isn’t just a vacation thing.  Oh no.  Sun care is part of the daily beauty routine.  If it isn’t for you, it should be.  In fact, Hawaiian Tropic® is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use so don’t shy away!

One of the key features that I appreciate the most; aside from the broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, is that Hawaiian Tropic® isn’t greasy.  (Thank You)

Go on, get on out there and enjoy the sun!  Get your ‘Aloha Therapy’ on!

For more information, visit hawaiiantropic.ca

** These new products are available now at most major retailers.