The Lady and The Beard

Shave Your Face the Smooth Way

There is a smooth way to shave and it requires you read the instructions. Before, men and women would shave on their own. Passing their knowledge to people who asked and people deemed worthy. But, you are are tired of getting those annoying nicks and irritations by now. You need someone to tell you the steps to make it nice and smooth. A process to be learned so you won’t have to remember it again. Indeed, you have come to the right page and we want to tell you the steps. The steps you only need to learn one time to get a good, smooth, balanced, and appropriate shave.

Prepare Your Face

Before you start shaving with that razor, you need to wake up and wash your face. This is the first step and some men do not do it unfortunately. You, must follow this step to make the shave a smoother experience. Now, go the bathroom sink and turn on the cold water. Why cold water? Cold water tends to loosen the face up and make you more relaxed. The tiny little hairs on that face get softer too. Just do it every morning and do not forget. This little step will make shaving 4 times easier.

Use the Right Shaving Tools for the Job

Shaving requires the right set of tools to be done properly. Make sure you got your shaving gel, razor, mirror, free time, and patience. Shaving gel is something you out on your face before you start shaving. The shaving gel can be the best shaving gel for sensitive skin or not. It is up to you. Using shaving gel for sensitive skin would make your face more softer with the help of cold water. People who have faces that is really sensitive should do everything to make their face soft. Next, a razor is something you need to do the shaving. One can do it with a knife but a razor is better. Bring a mirror into the mix to help you see what you are doing. You don’t want to shave without a mirror. The process would make people think you woke up on the street.

Free time and patience, is the last piece of the delicate process to make your shave the smoothest. In the beginning, your not going to have a complete idea of what you doing. It takes about 3 to 4 tries with any shaving method. After this set time, you should be able to shave your face properly using the methods I taught you. Have patience and do not get discouraged. As long as you got patience and free time, you can handle any shaving problem you face in the mirror. There is nothing to it other then practice and many minutes spent doing it. Don’t over think and just do the shaving procedure.

Check Blades for Discomfort

After some time, you will notice the razor blade not working that well and that indicates you need a replacement. Razor blades tend to stop being useful after 2 days. You can use it longer then two days but it will be less effective. In truth, you are going to need to change that razor every so often. I know you got to save money and stuff. But you can only push that razor so far. Using the best shaving cream for sensitive skin would make the razor last longer. But, your going to need another razor to shave. When you get the money to buy a new razor, go out and buy a new razor to change that rusty one. Buy them in bulk so you won’t have to shop for razors often.

MONTH THREE

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Ava –

Three months already?! Slow down kid! This month has brought even more joy and happiness to our lives. You are still a baby on the go and are experiencing so much of the world around you. You had yet another sleep over. This time with your Nana, Papaw and cousin Alivia. I think your cheeks were raw because of all the kisses Alivia gave you. She loves you so much already and I know you two will one day have a really special bond.

Also this past month you have developed quite the personality. Your coo’s and smiles aren’t without cries and mean looks. You make sure to let us know when you’re not happy and instantly smile when we cater to your needs. I think you have momma and daddy completely controlled. Each morning you wake us with the biggest toothless grin and little giggles. You are THE happiest baby when you wake up in the morning and it’s the best way for us to start off our day.

We take at least one picture a day of you and it’s always a surprise on how you will pose. When propped up or laying down you make the best faces and poses with your hands. I laugh a lot at what you do because it’s just another facet of that wonderful personality you are developing. Mini diva already!

You have also learned how to start holding your head up. The moment this happened your momma was so proud and shared the photo and video with everyone around her office. A total humble brag moment which made me feel like you were the best baby in the entire world (which you are in my eyes). You’re starting to sit up for a few seconds at a time before you turn into a lumpy potato and fall over. But it’s okay…we are getting there!

Love you always,
xox

Momma and Daddy

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SPRING CLEANING SMALL SPACES

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We live in a very modest one bedroom/one bathroom apartment. Tipping the scales at just 783 square feet, we have had to adjust with most of the “basics” and to get creative. We don’t have too much storage so we rely on our generous parents to help store some of the holiday decorations and out of season items. When it comes to Spring Cleaning we are both excited because it means time to clean and time to purge.  The Beard is an avid cleaner and honestly enjoys a day off where he can clean our apartment. He can give Martha a run for her money!

Now that spring is upon us, we decided to tackle the chore of cleaning and reorganizing our little space. For all of the Spring Cleaning checklists that are out there, I didn’t find much that helped in the way of small spaces. Sure we can all afford to clean our windows, door hardware, oven and defrost the freezer. But what about those of us that need to reorganize our closet and move winter clothes out and summer clothes in? What do we do when there isn’t closet space and clothes need to come out? Or what about that extra bedding we need to switch out since the cold months have passed?

I decided it was the perfect time to get to thinking and come up with my own checklist. Of course there are the yearly routine things to do but then what about the extras? Take a look at some of the ideas I came up with.

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By far the easiest room in the apartment (it’s also the smallest).  This part of your living space should be the quickest to mark off your list.

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The dreaded bedroom! This room is one I avoid because it needs non stop attention. While it may not be the most time consuming (the kitchen is in my opinion) it is very detailed. If you’re like us, you have to change out your cold weather bedding for your warm weather bedding. Then it’s time to tackle washing all the bed linens and things, which can take a few hours. After that it’s time to start on the dressers and closets. It really is key to take everything out of your drawers so you get a chance to refold, reorganize and pitch the things you don’t want.

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My biggest problem – space saving! I don’t move too many clothes to storage but there are more dresses/skirts and lightweight tops that I pull out to be in my direct line of sight. Those extra pieces? I use SPACEBAGS! Seriously, this stuff is genius and the best product for small apartment dwellers like myself. We have extra bedding, winter coats, and heavier winter items stored in these bags under our bed. It tends to only take up half of the under bed space, and we’re left with more space if needed. My second trick – a hope chest in my closet. We got lucky in that our closets were deep enough to fit my hope chest. This guy houses extra bags, pillows, hats, odds and ends and other things that I want to access quicker than opening a SPACEBAG. At the end of the day, what I don’t wear, I donate. There is no use holding on to a sweater that I didn’t wear all summer only to take up more space and then not wear it again next winter.

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I wish I could leave the kitchen for The Beard. Actually, I don’t think he would mind it. The Kitchen consumes most of your time and stress because there is so much! And think about all the times when you cook, and that mysterious spill occurs and you have no idea where the drips led too. It’s probably a good idea to find out and clean up the mess, even if it is months later. This is another area of the house where we need just a bit more space. Going through our cabinets, cleaning and reorganizing allowed us to reconfigure our stuff and make better use of the space we had.

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Finally, the living room! If you’re anything luck us, you spend a lot of time in this room. Not only is it the place where we watch tv, but it’s a make shift office, library, dining room, and sometimes bedroom when we have our littlest friends over for a slumber party. This is the part of the apartment that gathers the most “crap” and needs to be tended too every week. Even with the constant upkeep, it needs a little extra love at the beginning of the spring. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to pull out your couch, vacuum behind it and find out what your cat has been hiding since Christmas. Be smart about how you use and maximize your space. Bins and baskets are a great way to hide the stuff you don’t use everyday but like to have handy (especially video games and dvd’s). Extra magazines lying around? Donate them or recycle them.

I hope this simple guide helps those of you that suffer with small space/square footage issues. Or even for those people that just need a little help in how to clean your space this spring. You never know what you’ll find when you’re cleaning out drawers and old purses…

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