What's Up Wednesday :: June 2018

It's the last Wednesday of the month, that means it's time for our What's Up Wednesday Link Up!

Link up with  me, Sheaffer & Shay the LAST Wednesday of each month so we can read about What's Up with YOU!
Shay is on vacation & Sheaffer is doing her Bachelorette Recap, so join me this month! 

Here we go!

What We’re Eating this week.....
 Monday: Out to Dinner in Tahoe
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
Wednesday: Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders
Thursday: Chicken Apple Sausages & Caprese Orzo Salad
Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night!

I picked some zucchini from our garden, I am making my Chocolate Chop Zucchini Muffins.

 I also made a big batch of zucchini and squash zoodles with my Veggie Spiralizer.

What I'm Reminiscing about.....
Last week we took a Road Trip to Oregon for a Larson Family Reunion.
It was SO much fun. We had a blast.
The reunion was at the Oregon Coast & was beautiful. We drove all over Oregon.
 Road Trip Recap coming soon!

 What I'm loving.....
23 and Me!
I got a kit months ago and finally did it.
Prior to doing the kit, I thought I was English, Irish, Scottish & Danish.
Oh, and I was told I was 1/16 Native American.
Wrong and Wrong.
I got my results and I am barely Danish...only 3.8%!!! We thought that would be 25%.
And, apparently I am am 11% German?!?!
 This was a SHOCK to our entire family. We had no idea we were German...much less 11%
So now, my entire family wants to do 23 and Me.
It's fascinating! Order your kit HERE.

What We've been up to.....
The kids and I have been in Tahoe the past few days.

Tahoe is my happy place.

What I'm Dreading.....
Surgery tomorrow :(
If you saw my post on Monday, I posted this selfie with my biospy and talked about how I am having surgery to get basal cell skin cancer removed from my nose.

 Seriously dreading it. UGH.
Wish I wore sunscreen in my teens & 20's!

What I'm Working On.....
Yep...still working on my 40 Bags in 40 Days!

 We are in town next week, so my goal is to get my closet, dresser, nightstand, master bathroom and the Guest Room taken care of. Then in a couple weeks when the kids have a camp, I am going to work on their rooms.

What I'm Excited About.....
My RF Sunscreen Sale! Many of you are excited about this deal & I am too!
To distract myself from my surgery tomorrow & because I am so passionate about making sure you wear sunscreen (I didn’t do this regularly until I was in my 30s and now I’m paying for it, I am have a sunscreen sale this week.

For every regimen you buy, I will give you the sunscreen portion of your regimen for FREE!
Yes, that's right....FREE! This is up to a $60 savings depending on what regimen you need.

Maybe you aren't interested in a regimen, but you are interested in some of our other products like Lash Boost, Active Hydration Serum or our eye cream. You can get TWO FREE Essentials items of your choice (SPF 30 Body sunscreen, 2 pack SPF 25 Lip shield, body moisturizer or Sunless tanner) 

This is over $50 in savings.
It's not too late to start taking care of your skin!
Consider this your PSA to get your skin checked and to also wear sunscreen, especially on your face...DAILY!

This deal is good for new or current customers.
I am also happy to answer any questions you have & figure out what products are best for your skin.

We have products for all skin types.
Take THIS quick 5 question survey to find out what products are best for your skin type.
(Ignore the prices you see on my website, those are retail prices & I can get you discounted Preferred Customer pricing!)
Email me to place an order.
This deal is good for new or current customers.
I am also happy to answer any questions you have! 

What I'm Watching........
 Bachelorette! It's the only thing I am actually watching this summer since all shows are on repeat.

What I'm Reading.....
I've read 5 books so far this month
4.5 out of 5 stars.
 This is the 17th book in the Women's Murder Club Series by James Patterson

In 2016,  I  started book 1 the first week of summer. 
By the end of the summer, I had read ALL 15 books in the series.
I'm slightly embarrassed by that.
But, they are SO good.
You must read them in numerical order.
And, they are based in San Francisco & the Bay Area, so that is fun.

 3 out of 5 stars. This was a slow read for me. It was just okay.

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
4.5 out of 5 stars
Someone recommended this author to me & I LOVED this book! Such a sweet story.
I loved it so much, I read another one by her right after: 
The Simplicity of Cider
4 out of 5 stars. Also, a very sweet story. Going to read more by her for sure!

Good as Gone
3.5 out of 5 stars
This was suspenseful book & the ending was not what I thought.

I think I'm going to start this book today:
Love Walked In

What I'm Listening to.....
On my runs, I am listening to Pandora's Top Hits.
Loving Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line Meant to Be.
 Great Summer song!

What I'm Wearing.....
Summer is when I am lazy with my clothes since I don't have to teach.
 I am most likely wearing a bathing suit & a swim suit cover up & these flip flops.
This dress might be the perfect summer dress.

 I have it in black and gray. I LOVE it. It comes in 10 colors.
Perfect to wear with flip flops and a jean jacket if you need a layer.

I am also wearing these flip flops:

During the summer, you will also see me wearing a hat. Any day that I don't have to do my hair is a good day :) I am seriously lazy in the summer. Ha! Plus, hats give me good sun protection.
 Here are 2 hats I wear on repeat.
I have the black one:

And the aqua one:

They come in 6 colors.
You can get them HERE.

What I’m doing this weekend.....
Family Reunion on my Dad's side of the family.
We are hosting it at our house. Can't wait!

What I'm Looking Forward to next month.....
4th of July
Santa Barbara
Lake Tahoe

What else is new.....
Rodan + Fields just announced a NEW deal if you become a NEW consultant!
You can get a FREE Redefine Regimen for joining!
This is an incredible deal.
If you are interested in partnering with the Number 1 Skin Care Brand in North America & if you want to capitalize on Dermatologist Developed Products that are INSANELY high in demand, we need to talk. Our products are literally flying off the shelves!
The time is NOW!

I want to help you get to where you want to be, with side income,  it truly is all possible with R+F.

  I had NO experience in Direct Sales (I even had a horrible perception of direct sales and said I would NEVER do it)
What I did know was that Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields were the worlds leading Dermatologists, they built a multi-billion dollar business with Proactiv and they doing it again in the aging market! I thought, if I don't try it, I will regret it..so I jumped in head first and didn't look back. I NEVER saw myself where I am today, earning free trips and LONG TERM RESIDUAL INCOME! 

 However, the best part for me is helping women who see the incredible opportunity we are sitting on, and helping them do the same! I am now a part of an inspiring team of entrepreneurs.
Maybe this business isn't a right fit for you personally, but you never know until you hear the facts! This business truly is a gift, and for those who take it and run ANYTHING is possible...I have seen it first hand.

For information regarding earnings under the R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement {HERE}

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Can't wait to read about What's up with all of YOU!


  1. Wishing you strength and peace during your surgery Mel- will say prayers- and you finally convinced me to order 23 and me- thank you!

  2. I agree, Good As Gone was suspenseful and not what I thought was going on. And thank you for reminding me about the Women's Murder Club. I'd forgotten about that series and I really liked it at one point. I'll have to check it out again this summer!

  3. I love those trucker hats. I want to do 23 and Me. It sounds like your summer is off to a great start. Prayers for your surgery and that it goes well.

  4. Something totally cool about the DNA situation - your siblings' and parents DNA may look radically different depending on which chromosomes each of you have and which ancestor you inherited them from! I thought I was primarily German but it turns out I'm mostly British!? Like 43% - but my sister was only around 12%! It's really cool to see how you differ from parents and sibs.

  5. I read Love Walked In many years ago and can't really remember the story anymore, but remember thinking that I liked the author. I read another called Belong ago Me by the same author that was good. I also just finished one she wrote called I'll Be Your Blue Sky that was pretty good, but I felt like it kind of pushed the limits of reality in a way that I didn't really love.

  6. That dress is super cute! I could see so many ways to wear it and get so much use out of it in the summer. :)

  7. Now I'm really intrigued to read the James Patterson series! I will definitely have to check it out!

  8. Good luck on your surgery today, Mel. I've so enjoyed your beautiful pictures on IG while y'all were traveling. I read 17th Suspect too and really enjoyed it! One of my favorite series for sure!

  9. I'm not sure if my comment went through, but I just wanted to say good luck with your surgery! Such a great reminder to wear sunscreen. I hope you heal quickly!

  10. Good luck on your surgery! Those photos of the Oregon coast and Lake Tahoe look amazing. My husband went skiing in Tahoe one winter and has always wanted to take us all out there to see it.

  11. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! I had basal cell removed from my nose/lip area about eight years ago, so I also try to remind everyone about slathering on the sunscreen! Prayers for speedy healing!

  12. I always look forward to going out. A good tip would be to look out for those places with interesting concepts. These event halls for rent are pretty amazing. I came up here with a friend. The place was spacious and food was great.

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