Thursday, November 6, 2014

Paying It Forward With Jamberry Nails

It's hard having a pity party when I think of my friend Kristin. She is warm, bubbly and always smiling, but what most people probably don't see is her pain. Kristin, a mom of two elementary school-aged boys, suffers from several medical conditions that keep her activities limited and often times in bed resting.

I first met Kristin five-years-ago at my local MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group. She was the MOPS coordinator and excitedly welcomed me into the group. Kristin was the life of the party at MOPS, and every two Tuesdays a month, us sleep-deprived moms had the best mornings ever-- coffee, breakfast, games, crafts, and adult conversation. Then she got sick, and was in-and-out of the hospital for tests and surgeries. Recently her precious family moved to be closer to her husband's family, yet through all these set-backs; Kristin is still smiling.

I don't know how she does it, but Kristin shared a few tips with me about how she saves her sanity and femininity in a house full of boys ( 2-boys, 1-hubby).

On keeping her SanitySeeing people smile is the best. I've recently started sending Random Acts of Kindness because it does my soul good. 

Her Femininity -I love makeup and of course doing my nails. I'm kind of obsessed with lip glosses!

Kristin volunteering at her boy's school Fall Festival.

Kristin enjoys doing her nails so much that she became a Jamberry Consultant. She was initially attracted to Jamberry products based on their quality and affordability plus it allowed her to raise money for her nephew going on a trip to Korea. That's Kristin for you, always thinking of others, but somehow she is figured out the correlation between helping others while persevering her sanity.

A Jamicure by Kristin.

"I giveaway (Jamberry Nails) almost more than I sell," says Kristin.  "I'm donating 90 gift bags to a girls beach retreat for example. It has however given me purpose and passion which makes me happy and that helps my family in every way."

Circumstances tell a lot about a person, and although Kristin's haven't always been pleasant; she is determined to make a difference. She encourages me when I'm struggling to keep my sanity and femininity, and about to attend the pity party. It's her example that that motivates me to look beyond myself and help others.

Kristin wants to brighten your day and help save your sanity. She's giving away a sheet of Jamberry Nail wraps. One sheet is equal to two manicures and two pedicures. Enter below to win. Also be sure to visit her online store at Kristin's Jamberry Nails.

What are some ways you pay it forward or give to others?

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At November 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM , Blogger justicecw said...

This time of year our favorite way to help other is to donate to Toys for Tots. I used to work in child welfare and I know there are lots of kids who need some holiday joy and I think Toys for Tots is a great organization to support. My son and I love to pick out the toys together and donate them so it is a fun family activity too. Thanks for the chance!

At November 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM , Blogger Rachel Withers said...

I like how you make it a family activity. It's a great way to teach our children how very fortunate they are. Sometimes I think my kids can't grasp that other children don't have toys when we have so many. Thank you for spreading the joy and commenting.

At November 9, 2014 at 1:23 AM , Blogger SavingsInSeconds said...

I'm a teacher and often get the chance to do something nice for one of my students.....I can usually do it without the child knowing, which helps preserve their dignity.

At November 9, 2014 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Rachel Withers said...

It's so wonderful that you do nice things for your students. They are blessed to have you as a teacher. Thanks for commenting.


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