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Vacation All I ever wanted Vacation Had to get away Vacation….


I bet those of you that are 80’s girls will know exactly where that title came from!!!!! My vacation, all I ever wanted (at least for the last 6 months!) has officially started.

I work for the Department of Children’s Services as a supervisor. My days are filled with endless intakes, case readings, pictures, staffings and conversations about child abuse and neglect. I try very hard to ensure that all of my staff takes ample vacation time, burnout is a huge risk in our job.. and balance (that’s what I call it) between our work and our real lives is something that I promote to my staff all the time.

So, now is my time to balance out. Two weeks without discussions of child abuse, not having to debrief on neglect, not having to read a case, not having to make that decision of who to assign a case to and no one minute of checking work email. I’m not going to lie, I’m a workaholic and this is going to be hard for me. So, I’ve made out a plan:

Saturday 11/2: I’m going to put the finishing touches on my Be Younique With Dana facebook page. Take a peek, it’s very new… a work in progress, be kind LOL


Sunday 11/3: I’m going to be setting up new Younique parties (remember, I’m giving away a free crease brush for any hostess this month!!!)

Monday 11/4:.. that’s too far away…. I’ll stay busy this weekend and then figure out on Sunday night what I am going to do on Monday LOL!!! 




Starting Fresh.. Starting Over

Starting Fresh.. Starting Over

There are probably about 50 little blogs out there that I have started.. and I’ve abandoned. I have always struggled to just stick with them.. why? I don’t know, fear of criticism, boredom, not knowing what to say, worrying about saying too much, worrying about not saying too much.. worrying about no one caring or people caring too much?? I don’t know.

When I was younger, I wanted to be Erma Bombeck. I can make you laugh, I can make you cry, but most importantly, I can tell you a story with a southern twist that you won’t forget. People tell me all the time I need to write this crap down because no one can make it up like I can LOL!

So, here I find myself again. I’m going to take a different approach this time. I’m going to throw it all out there in the beginning, I’m going to overload you with everything so that you know up front if this is the blog for you…

Who am I? I’m a wife, mother, sister and an extremely spoiled daughter.

What do I do? Well, I have day job.. I work for Children’s Services.. yep, I one of those people that you hate. People call me a baby snatcher. People call me evil. People tell me that there is a special place in hell for people like me.. most of those people are on drugs when they tell me that.. but that’s what they say.

I am a purse, makeup and planner addict, so I sell Thirty One Gifts, I sell Younique products, and I’m a Leonie Dawson affiliate. I need to stay busy, I suffer from insomnia.

Thirty One is my baby.. It gets me out of the house, it gives me more freebies than I can imagine, and it pushes me to get all of that organizing I keep saying that I’m going to do finally done (still major work in progress!).

Younique products.. Its a baby.. it is a very new all natural makeup and skin care line. It is busting the web wide open. Its that ground floor opportunity that I’ve been looking for my whole life. When you sign up with companies like 31 and Younique, you are given a consultant number or presenter number. You don’t share it with the world because it is your ID for the company.. lets just say that my consultant number for Thirty One Gifts is in the tens of thousands, and my presenter number for Younique is under three thousand. Yep, there are only about 25 of them in my state! Pretty nifty if you ask me.

Leoni, she’s my sanity in my crazy life. She’s an artist, she’s a business guru, she’s gods gift to women that need to get their act together and get their demons under control while getting their to do list done.

Check me out..





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