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Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy

January Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Win a Clarisonic Mia!
:: Changes for 2013
:: Benefits of Breastfeeding your Newborn
:: New product - Colloidal Silver Healing Toner with Lavender
:: House for Sale
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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Wow - 2013 is here and we all hopefully managed to survive the holidays and the ending of the world. So it's time for a new year!

Just a reminder you have a few more days to get me your "Reversed Bucket List" and 5 items from your "Bucket List". See all the info below for the contest and how to win a Clarisonic Mia! That's a $120 value, people!

Needs for New MomsThe Raspberry Moon Family is going to be adding several new family members this year! Just like last year, it seems to be exploding with little germ catchers. So to help out all you new Moms, here is a fab new business started by one of my clients and friends, Laura Hodges. Let her help you make the transition to Motherhood as easy as possible - www.needs4newmoms.com is here to help with Infant CPR Classes, Lactation Consultations (yes believe it or not the baby and Mom don't always get the hang of this from the start), Day and Night Nursing, and light housekeeping. You can purchase individual services or packages for your loved ones.

What a great baby gift! I mean really, how many outfits can a baby wear? Read tips from Laura later in this newsletter.

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Win a Clarisonic Mia!

What's on your bucket list?I had a friend tell me that she has a "Bucket List" and a "Reversed Bucket List". The "Reversed Bucket List" is all the things that she has accomplished and things that she should be proud of. I thought this was a neat concept as it seems that we generally focus on the things that we didn't accomplish versus being proud of what we have done.

I know I have a hard time looking at things this way. I am always so focused on what I have not accomplished or what I still need to do, as opposed to what I have done, what I have survived, or what I have experienced and learned.

How do we learn to be grateful for all the things and experiences that we have and the blessings that we have received?

  • Do we have a roof over our heads?
  • Do we have food on our tables?
  • Do we have family that loves us (or maybe tolerates us pretty well)?
  • Do we have our health?

If we can answer yes to most or all of these things then we have plenty to be thankful for; many do not live in a country that has the blessings that we receive here.

Maybe it is something we can all work on in the New Year? I know I need to. So to make this interesting why don't we have a healthy contest! Send me your "Reversed Bucket List" for 2012 and 5 things from your "Bucket List" (The more you put it out there the more likely it is to come true!)

Our new Clarisonic MiaEveryone that sends me their list will be entered to win a fabulous Clarisonic Mia and a Saucy Chica Cleanser (Cucumber or Hemp Sweet Orange)! Maybe it will help us all sit down to do this.

The cut off date for me to receive your list will be January 25th - just because it is my Birthday so that gives you plenty of time to write it all down. So pull out your iPad, laptop, smartphone, or just a simple pen and paper, take a deep breath and write down your achievements and what you still want to accomplish. Send your answers to us via email or on Facebook.

The contest is open to everyone! Every client who enters will get a bonus entry in the drawing. If you are not a current client but live in the Upstate you are welcome to participate! We will draw a name at random and announce the winner in our February newsletter.

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Changes for 2013

Just as you guys are working on your goals, bucket list, reversed bucket list, intentions or whatever you want to call them, so have I. My schedule will be changing a little; hopefully this will allow easier scheduling for some of you and it will also help me with my bucket list!

We're traveling the world!I am going to Ecuador for the month of July to learn to teach English as a second language. I am going through my friend Red (aka Kim Carroll with English for Life). Sure I could take the class here in Greenville, but doesn't it sound more fun to do it in Ecuador?! Plus I get to practice Spanish, go someplace new, bring back fabulous gift ideas for the shop, and experience Quito, Ecuador which is on National Geographic's best places to travel in 2013.

Most likely I will be gone June 29 - August 5. I have to make a stop in PA for my grandparents' 60th Wedding Anniversary! How cool is that?

And since Red and I turn 40 this year, we thought, "Hey, why don't we hike Machu Picchu?" SO... I will be gone sometime in September as well.

I am going to try out the following schedule to see how it works; some months might be subject to change but generally I will be adding the Sunday and Monday of the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month.

This should help some of my spa people as well since most of us are off on Mondays. Please feel free to spread the word about the new schedule.

Love you guys and can't wait to see what this new year has in store. There will be lots of traveling but I will be doing my best as always to fit everyone in.

Just a reminder if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please do so with at least 24 hours notice so that we may allow another person waiting to come in earlier - or hey I get lunch or maybe get to take an extra Zumba or Yoga class!

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Benefits of Breastfeeding your Newborn

Baby in BlanketSuccessful breastfeeding starts in the first five minutes after birth. Through prenatal education, confidence is achieved. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is recommended that one breastfeed for 12 months or longer.

Benefits for Baby:

  • Decreased likelihood for allergies, eczema, dental cavities, ear infections, juvenile diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease
  • Fewer doctor visits
  • Lower risks for SIDS
  • Boost your child's intelligence
  • Protects your child from obesity

Benefits for Mother:

  • Reduced risk of Breast, Uterine and Ovarian Cancer
  • Reduced risk of developing osteoporosis
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces risk of Postpartum depression
  • Increases bonding time with infant and mother

Benefits Economically:

The cost of formula alone can be between $1000 and $2500 a year depending upon the brand.

Needs for New Moms provides services to help ease the transition of welcoming your baby into your home.

Whether it be a Baby Nurse to assist with care or Lactation support, Needs for New Moms has professionally trained service providers that are Registered Nurses. In-home Lactation Classes and Infant CPR classes are taught at your convenience. And if you would like to come home to a clean house, let us be the ones to provide that cleaning service.

Visit our website: www.needsfornewmoms.com Gift certificates available online make a great gift for any expectant mom!

Contact Laura Hodges, RN and Owner at 864-373-9595 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a service.

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New product - Colloidal Silver Healing Toner with Lavender

Saucy Chica Skincare Colloidal Silver TonerOur toner combines the curative powers of Colloidal Silver with the soothing properties of Lavender to keep your soft, healthy and radiant. Colloidal Silver’s germ-fighting properties help heal acne prone skin or skin suffering from cuts or burns.

Our uncommonly small silver micro-particles are as low as .0008 microns. That's a fraction of a single micron compared to other types which can contain silver particles as large as 20 microns (or even larger) You'll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is for a healthy complexion. Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver for instant healing. For all skin types.

And since this is all about babies this month, try it out on diaper rashes. We will actually be switching to this for our post waxing healing spray.

Product Directions: After cleansing, apply toner with cotton pad to remove residue from cleanser, makeup or hard water. Or you can simply spray directly on your skin or hands and then pat. Follow with appropriate protective treatment for skin type.

Product Ingredients: Distilled Water with traces of silver, Lavender Floral Water (Hydrosol), Cucurbita Pepso Seed Extract (Pumpkin Seed Peptide).

Active Ingredient: Colloidal Silver.

Regularly $24, 20% off through the month of January!

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House for Sale!House for Sale

I am looking to move to Greenville, so I need to sell my house in Fountain Inn. Below is a link with all the information.

If you can help spread the word I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Great house for the money!

If you love trees and landscaping this is the right house for you.

Quiet Neighborhood and Nice Neighbors. Realtors Welcome.

  • Qualifies for 100% USDA Rural Financing
  • New roof installed 2011
  • Fully landscaped front yard with mature plantings
  • Backyard has patio, fire pit, hammock, and garden shed
  • No carpeting - laminate in living room, dining room, hallway and master bedroom; ceramic tile in bed rooms, parquet in kitchen and vinyl tile in bathrooms - great for reducing allergens!
  • ALL Appliances Stay - GE Front Loading Washer and Dryer, Dish Washer, Stove and Refrigerator.
  • ALL Window Treatments, Shower Curtains, Carpet/Rugs in Bedrooms and Light Fixtures Stay.
  • Recently Painted
  • 1 Car Garage with Opener
  • One year home warranty included

JUST A REMINDER - This is a For Sale by Owner House - Real Estate Agents, please do not contact me in regards to selling this house or other spam emails. I will happily work with a Buyers Agent.

http://www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/3-bed-Single-Family-home-for-sale-by-owner-521-Country-Gardens-Dr/23927628

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

Remember this is NOT my texting number. If you would prefer to text me just let me know and I will be happy to give you my cell number.

Looks like I will be here the whole month of January!

Bubbles

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