By now you've probably seen this un retouched photo released released by Marie Claire. Marie Claire will be publishing a full spread of Cindy with no airbrushing or retouching.
What do you think? Still sexy?
I have to admit it was a shock to see this at first. My mind is so used to the perfection of models and the beauty industry, that this floored me. At first I was shocked.....and then I felt VALIDATED.
So many actresses are waltzing around Hollywood, three weeks after having their babies, wearing skinny jeans and ready to get back to work. Or their 40 and fabulous in the magazines with zero wrinkles and cellulite FREE.
I love Cindy for showing us that even a supermodel, who has access to every cream, potion and procedure, shows us this is the REALITY of AGING.
And guess what. It's NOT as bad as THE MEDIA and THE BEAUTY industry has lead us to believe! We are constantly being show that we're not good enough. Really? I'm no supermodel but I have experience, real knowledge and have been through A LOT. Two kids, one round of IVF, 52 days in the hospital with my son, one husband, three pets, and SEVEN FISH. Yes. Don't ask.
Think of this picture when you're thinking you're not aging well, not feeling sexy, and realize THIS
IS SEXY. And you're ENOUGH.
Tina's Hummus recipe:
2- 16 ounce cans of chick peas drained- reserve the juice
4-6 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/2 cup lemon juice
Drain chick peas. Put garlic in food processor and mince. Add chick peas and mince, scraping down the sides. Add salt, tahini and lemon juice. Mix. Taste. Add enough reserve chick pea juice to make a thick creamy consistency. You should be able to make an indentation with the back of a spoon . Check taste again for additional lemon and salt. You can serve also with olive oil drizzled on top and smokey paprika! Divine!
Persimmons and prosciutto (add truffle oil, or honey if you have it!)
I always tell the kids he comes on December 1st every year from the North Pole on his teeny tiny airplane. He arrives with a little note. This year it said:
Landon and Coco I'm here at last!
Boy this last year went real fast.
I saw you playing piano for Mimi and Pop
So I hid outside, and into the mailbox I hopped!
I'm here to watch over you for my pal Santa Claus
And let him know about you and "Tina Claws" (our mean cat!)
You have to be good to get lots of presents and goodies
So please listen to Mom and Dad if you could-ies!
Can't wait to show you my silly tricks
And report to my old friend Saint Nick!
PS I love the tree you picked out!
This year when he arrived they found him like this!
And he's been having fun around the house....making snow angels....
Having sack races....
Making a snow man....
But I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. And I definitely want to do this!
Do the "Business" of Christmas during November so you can enjoy your holiday! I did this last year and it really worked! Who's ready to take the Christmas Challenge? You can see it starts TODAY! Let's do it together!
Here's what happens if you don't take the challenge according to The Art Of Doing Stuff:
And since we're talking Christmas I have a little give away for you.
Now you can get the deal of the century to see the show with this $99* Family 4-Pack!
Get the One Fabulous Mom Discount!! Use Code: OFMPAC4
is valid for a $99 4-Pack of tickets to SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER
KNIGHT. Valid only on on Mezzanine B, Rows GG and HH. Up to 3 additional
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expires Sun. Dec. 21 at 11:59 p.m. and is good on all performances
from Dec. 10 - Jan. 4, excluding Dec. 11. Excludes all other seating locations. All seats are best available. Offer not valid on
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Well by now you know I am obsessed with this place!!!
We can't wait to head back to: KNOTTS MERRY FARM!
Knott’s Berry Farm’s seasonal event Knott’s
Merry Farm celebrates the Christmas season November 22 through January 4, 2015.
The holiday event includes park-wide lavish decorations, live entertainment, festive
food, and a shopping wonderland filled with local artisans! HEAVEN!!!!
visit to Knott’s Merry Farm is complete without catching a performance by the world famous beagle, Snoopy as he performs a brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! inside of the Charles M. Schulz Theatre!!!
The kids cannot wait to go!
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!
wouldn’t be complete without visiting Santa Claus. The Wilderness Dance Hall in
Ghost Town becomes home to Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season. YAHOO!
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!