Friday, July 29, 2016


        I am so ecstatic about a product that was introduced to me by my good friend Deb. I was hesitant at first but I wanted to try it. I have tried so many products that just didn't work that I didn't feel that this one would either. Boy was I wrong.

What I love about this product is that it is so simple to take. A few minutes each morning and you are set for the day. The whole entire day. Now who doesn't love that?

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I lost my son in 2009. At that time I pretty much quit caring about anything and everything. I was a mess and it had not gotten any better up until Thrive walked into my life via a package. That first day I noticed a huge difference. My energy levels shot through the roof. I was able to clean my house. I wanted to be outside. I wanted to go swimming. I was happy, I was smiling. I wanted to live again and I got to it. I love my life, I love Thrive. I love what I am doing more than ever before.

I went through life never wanting to grow old. I mean seriously who wants to do that? When I lost my child, I didn't care if I lived or died. Pretty depressing isn't it? Actually, I was ready for it. Then I was saved by my grandson. Not totally saved. But he kept me going. I still did not have the energy I needed to keep up with him. I still could not sleep at nights. So I took over the counter pills to give me energy and to help me sleep. I was slowly killing myself. Thrive saved me, Thrive has turned my life around.

In Thrive I have found the power to be better than I have ever been before. I am slowly becoming healthier than I have ever been before. I am now THRIVING THROUGH LIVE, and I want to help others to get the life that they deserve.


Just click the above link and check it out. Click customer and then create customer account. You do not need a credit card so leave that in your wallet, in fact hide it, haha. Then contact me on Face book and I will send you your samples. You will see how easy this product is to use. You can reach me here Telena Martin. Add me and shoot me a message. I will respond. Also feel free to hear my story by calling the number above. Just dial the number and enter the access code followed by pound.


Hi, my name is Telena and I am 47 years old. I married very young and had 3 children. I ended up divorced at a very young age as well. I always worked hard to make sure my kids had what they needed and some of what they wanted. I have always been a very positive outgoing person who loved meeting new people. But all of that came to a screeching halt on November 17, 2009. 

My son was in a car accident on that day and he would be on life support until November 21. That is the day they pronounced him brain dead. I could not take him off of life support as I was in denial. I could not believe that this had happened to my baby. My parents knew that he would not survive. That is the week that my life changed forever.

I do not remember much about the months right after I lost my son, other than I became a woman obsessed about anything regarding him. But when it came to my job, well I lost my job. I had a job that most would love to have. The benefits were awesome. But I just could not walk down the halls of the hospital and hear the  nurses laughing without getting upset. I became irritable and I never smiled.

My daughter was pregnant at the time of her brothers accident. She would find out about a month later that she was having a boy. The child is my sons namesake and I am raising him. He was born 3 months after Matt was killed. I poured everything I had into that baby. I did not allow myself to grieve. My doctor said I was very smart. I had avoided  something that probably would have killed me by concentrating on something new. I avoided the pain by loving this new little one.

I have been a mess since the fall of that year. I thought that by raising this child that it would help me. Don't get me wrong, I would not change it for anything. I love this little guy more than my own life. But I have been in a downward spiral for 7 years. I was perpetually hungry. I could not sleep. I had no energy. I stayed sick all of the time. I was irritable and emotional. I started taking over the counter energy supplements, not the ones that are good for you. These were the ones with warnings on the label. I was taking over the counter sleep aids, every night. I was slowly killing myself.

Then Thrive walked into my life via a small package and compliments of my good friend Deb Johnson. I started it the next morning. I experienced a miracle that day. I had energy. I cleaned my house. I played with my child (I can call him that because he is mine). I was actually smiling. At the end of the day after I took that patch off, well, I slept. I slept a full 8 hours. Then I woke up and did it again. I felt even better the next day. I had energy, I was not eating my feelings, I was sleeping, I was smiling and it was because of this awesome product that had come into my life. I am ecstatic.

With everything that I have been through I have come to realize that I do not want to raise this child like I had to raise my kids. I want to be there for him when he needs me. I do not want to have to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make ends meet. I want to work around his schedule as much as I can. I want to make a difference in his life and the lives of others like he and Thrive has done for me.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I was so excited to get to try the WANJIA HANDHELD GARMENT AND FACIAL STEAMER. I do not iron, ever. Who has time for that? This little gadget was so much quicker and gave me better results. I also found that adding a little essential oil to my water made my clothing smell amazing.

This product comes with the steamer, 2 attachments and instructions. The instructions are easy to follow, but make sure you read them. That is very important as I found out first hand. Only fill the water tank to 200 ml, anything more and it will bubble out. Plug it in and set it on the setting you want to use. Ironing? Set it on that. Facial? Set it on that. Give it two minutes to heat up and you are ready to roll. You will see it bubbling inside the tank. It does get hot.

I was able to steam about 6 items before my tank ran out. But I did a thorough steaming. It removed all the wrinkles from my child's clothing as well as my dress. Once I was done, I simply emptied the tank and I turned it upside down in my drainer in order to let it dry. You probably do not have to do that but I did.

Heats up very quickly.
Easy to use
Portable, for home or travel
Removes wrinkles
Gives awesome facials

None, unless you do not follow the instructions, haha.

This is probably my favorite product of 2016. Like I said I do not iron. I also needed a product for giving myself a facial. You simply set it on the facial setting and let it heat up, again 2 minutes. It does not get as hot as the ironing option but I would not put my face to close to the nozzle. Again, do not fill beyond the 200 ml line. I saw a review of this product and she did not follow instructions therefore giving the product a bad review. I know this because I did not follow the instructions when I first set up the product and the same thing happened to me. IMPORTANT: Do not fill beyond the 200 ml line.

In ending, this product is amazing and I love it. I would recommend this product for everyone. Men, women, college kids and pretty much any mature person that can follow simple directions. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

You can find this product on Amazon

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Okay, you guys know me, I have a hard time giving out information as to the plot of a book for fear of giving it away. With that being said, this book was actually very surprising for me. It was listed in the science fiction genre so I was hesitant. I requested it anyway and gave it a shot. I was impressed.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows Elka who ends up on her own. She is found by Trapper, a survivalist who takes her in and teaches her to take care of herself. She sets off on a journey to find her parents while Trapper follows her in an effort to kill her.

This book was thrilling to read. I found it full of twists and turns and I hated to put it down at the end of the day. The characters that Elka meets along her journey made this book one of my favorites.

I normally do not read very many thrillers of this nature. But I really enjoyed this one. I kept my totally enthralled and I enjoyed it. I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a honest review.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


I have a new product addiction, a naturally moisture rich plant fiber sponge that balances the acidity of the skins oils and impurities. Introducing Konjac Facial Sponges.

Used by the Japanese for years, “Amorphophallus Konjac” the Konjac Potato is a perennial plant, native to Asia with wild forms growing naturally in many parts of China, Korea & Japan.  Frequently growing wild at high altitudes, thus being pure and pollutant free.  It was originally introduced to Japan as a medicine in the sixth century as it was recognized for its health giving properties.  But, for over a century, the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin.
The Konjac Sponge, made entirely from the root of the the Konjac Potato, it contains fibers that are by nature alkaline, and thus balances the skin’s natural acidity. These fibers are packed with nutrients. Including: Iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamins A, E and D, “B” vitamins 1, 2, 6 and 12, vitamin C and folic acid.

I have been using Konjac sponges for several months now and I seriously love them. They have become my favorite way of exfoliating and cleansing. Here is how I use them:

Before use, wet the sponge in warm water.
Gently massage the face and body in circular motion all over, to exfoliate dead skin cells, and deeply cleanse. Massaging will stimulate dead, tired skin and encourage skin renewal. Your favorite cleanser can be added but is not required. Also, by using this sponge, if you do decided to use a cleanser, do not use as much cleanser. You will love this as it is going to save you a ton of money in the long run.
Keep your sponge clean and hang it to dry. I made the mistake of leaving it laying on the side of the tub, not this one, but another one. It became jellied and nasty after a few days.

I started using these sponges after I had gotten sun burnt at our pool. I had started to peel and it was very irritating. After one use the dead skin had diminished. I have continued to use this sponge and my skin looks so much better.

I am also using this product on my face. My pores are shrinking because my face is so much cleaner. My face is blemish free and baby soft. Exfoliating has never felt so good. I love the feel of these sponges against my face. They are like a jelly once they are wet. I am also using a little dab of my favorite cleanser after the initial testing.

This product is made with 100% Natural Bamboo Charcoal and Green Tea so it is perfect for exfoliating and cleansing.

These Charcoal and Green Tea Body Sponges were created from konjac root fibers that work to eliminate impurities

Bamboo charcoal promotes replenishment of skin cells and encourages nutrient infusion. Green tea helps prevent against sun damage, counteracts signs of aging and decreases inflammation.

This product is soft when wet and can be used on all skin types. They are earth friendly and can be composted after use. It is biodegradable and free of toxins, pollutants and artificial additives.

- Bamboo Charcoal has high absorption qualities and removes excess oil from the skin while helping to regulate moisture.
- Green Tea is well-known for its ability to protect against sun damage and counteract signs of aging.
- Bamboo Charcoal and Green Tea eliminate impurities and remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the face.
- The sponges improve moisture levels by absorbing and releasing water based on the humidity.

In ending, I have to say that these are my favorite Konjac Sponges. I feel confident that my face is as clean as it can be and it is the safest way to cleanse and exfoliate. All the other companies can boast that their product is better but I have to disagree. These are amazing as well as affordable. You can find this product on Amazon.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

For more information on this product as well as similar products please check out Mayberry Health and Home.