Bringing Classy Back

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Dear newly heartbroken, desperate, and divorced women!  For the love of GOD keep your dignity and just live your life.  I have a few male friends who feel like this guy: They are confused as to why women who want … Continue reading

Winter Storm and PJs

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Okay… so what a glorious day!  Snowed in and loving it!  Confession: Yesterday I got everything done…except the workout!  BOO!  I wanted to ensure I got what I needed done for work before bed after cleaning up the house.  I … Continue reading

Feeling Good

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It has been 9 months since I decided to start this blog and I am so grateful for the support.  This past week was pretty interesting.  I learned a lot about people.  Some things good, some bad.  The military has … Continue reading

Christmas Casserole

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I woke up this morning and decided to make something super easy for breakfast.  I chose to make Christmas dinner on Christmas Day this year.  Normally, I do it the night before and we have left overs the following day. … Continue reading

Christmas Blessing

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2013 has been a difficult year.  I worked for most of Christmas Eve but needed to make time to stop and reflect, so I went to the 4pm mass.  I showed up about an hour early and noticed a young … Continue reading

Week in Review

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This week was crazy!  Monday, I confirmed interviews for the week, did paperwork for the interviews I already completed, and took care of some other unit taskers.  Currently, I am doing leads from other units until I pack up and … Continue reading

Christmas Decor on a Budget

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YEEAY!  December is finally here!  This is my all time favorite month! The month of giving, sharing and loving!  A celebration for all! As the cold winter creeps upon us, I sit and reflect on all my blessings.  I have … Continue reading


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One of the best things I have read in a long time…”Relationships are harder now because conversations became texting, arguments became phone calls, feelings became subliminal messages, sex became easy, the word “love” is used out of context, insecurities became … Continue reading


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WOW! What a month.  I have been through a lot. My personal life included a death scare, personal illness, family trauma, and family miracle.  My work… unappreciative/selfish leadership, awesome peer support, and a new outlook at how I will deal … Continue reading

Forever Young!

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A lot has happened in the past few weeks.  I am awaiting yet another cancer check after a scare, which I am convinced, is work/stressed induced.  Without disclosing too much information about my work environment, I can say this… I … Continue reading

Small World

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I have been inundated with work but would not pass up the opportunity to post this! Here is a perfect example that you never know when the stars will align again to the point that you would run into someone … Continue reading

16 years of Service

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I cannot believe it!  Today marks 16 years of active duty Air Force service.  I have been blessed!  I am grateful for the simple fact that I have been able to build what I have off of a military salary. … Continue reading

Weekend Autumn BBQ

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I have been assigned at my current location for well over 3.5 years and have given them my blood, sweat and tears!  Part of my new look on life was to take care of me and my beautiful Mini Me! … Continue reading


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Did the word camping just come out of my mouth? Never did I think I would be telling Mini Me to pack her bag and hygiene kit to go camping!  That just happened!  I am taking Mini Me on a … Continue reading

Not in My Family! Innocence Gone?

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Believe it or not it could happen to you too! I knew this time would come sooner than later.  (deep breath)  For almost two years I have tried my best to continue life with a smile on my face…joking and … Continue reading

Bed, bath and Mommyhood

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Today was a bit stressful.  I woke up with the worst headache and neck strain ever! I need a new freaking pillow!  I made the mistake of sleeping on my down feather pillow last night.  UGH!  (Side note: Thanks Mini … Continue reading

INK…’s InstaLife Four Day Weekend Wrap Up July 3 – 7

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We hope you will follow us on Instagram (@inkcosmetics) and like our Facebook page for more tips, info and real time coverage. So…I have been working my Puerto Rican butt off and this weekend so I decided to make my … Continue reading

Go! Go! Stop!

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This weekend I decided to take time for me. With all the demands of my work life and business I needed a moment to reconnect!  I live on a lake now and I must say…I now realize what I have … Continue reading

Cruisin’ for Mother’s Day

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What at week! Please excuse my tardy blog post! I decided Mother’s day should have lasted 4 extra days so I took some much needed time off!  My family got together to surprise my amazingly beautiful and radiant Grandmother for … Continue reading

Setting Your SMART Goals

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I can be a bit of a worry wart.  At night I have a terrible time getting to sleep.  I stay up thinking about the things I did during the day, and let me tell you, everyday is never the … Continue reading

Proud Moments

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DAUGHTER’S FIRST COMPETITION EVER – The Horse Competition Livi’s thoughts: Hello all! Livi here! So, Sunday was a very stressful day for me as I prepared to attempt to make my first show successful and remember all of the safety … Continue reading

Dress code drama! Sagging ignored by Charles County Teachers…

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Let me lay this out for you…Last Friday Livi had a school assembly and was given three awards. One being a High Honors certificate for maintaining a 3.5 – 3.99 GPA.  When I went to the assemble I couldn’t help … Continue reading

Giddy up horsey!

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Dancing lessons…tried. Hated! Gymnastics lessons…tried.  Hated it!  Any other sports…nope!  Wouldn’t try it.  UGH!  I am very fortunate Livi is a great student (high honors 3.5 – 4.0) but I have always told her she “had” to pick a sport … Continue reading

What is the definition of Motherhood?

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On behalf of Anna Castillo and the INK… Cosmetics LLC team, I just want to drop a quick line to welcome you to our NEW blog!  Along with our new launch, we are also focusing on product development, scheduling, … Continue reading