Kathleen Blaney, MSN, ARNP-BC

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It's a beautiful sunny day here in Florida, but the temperatures dropped overnight in the 30's. 🥶
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I am sporting my favorite Jane and Bleecker doggie slipper socks  discovered @costco to keep my tootsies warm and cozy while my dogs run around and enjoy the cooler weather. *
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Meanwhile, I am staring at the water and don't dare dip a toe in the frigid 60 degree water. For now, I just stand and stare into the beautiful blue  water and wait for warmer days.....or a heated pool. 😂 *
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#florida #floridagirl #floridawinter #floridawatergirl #dogmomma #dogmom #janeandbleecker #jb_girl #slippersocks #itscoldoutside #comfyandcozy #dogsocks #costcofind #costco #sunnyday #lifeofadogmom #workingfromhome #idobrandreviews #staywarm #shiningstarreviews
Happy Monday!

It's Mask Monday😊
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I love using masks to keep my skin healthy. *
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Today the mask of the day is @patchology Soothe Apaiser.
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Filled with skin loving ingredients, this mask is perfect after your skin has taken a beating from the harsh winter weather, a day on the slopes, a bit too much sun, or even when you want to treat yourself to something a just take care of you.
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I have Rosacea, so I must be very careful what I put on my face unless I want to feel the burn, and spend the day using calming methods to reduce the effects. *
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This is the perfect mask to cool and relieve and sooth inflamed skin. I love to use this mask along with my Jade roller to help the ingredients penetrate and add additional cooling to my face, especially when my Rosacea is acting up.
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What is your favorite mask and why?
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#maskingmonday #masking #maskforhealthyskin #maskoftheday #pathchology #sooththeskin #sootheapaiser #flashmasque #replenishtheskin #skincare #homefacial #healthyskin #beautifulskin #takecareofyou #lovemasking #healthandwellness #nursepractitoner #crueltyfree #skincareroutine #patchologymasks #sheetmasks #putyourbestfaceforward
#skincarewithrosacea #livingwithrosacea #recommend #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
Happy Friday!

I am dreaming of the day where I can come see you again my old friend.
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A little paradise, North Captiva, AKA, Upper Captiva, Florida is my secret paradise I escape to often to recharge my batteries. *
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Just me, the ocean, miles of unspoiled beaches, shells everywhere, wildlife, great fishing, spectacular sunsets, and sound of the waves hitting the rocks right outside my door. *
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My love of this island began many years ago when there was nothing more than a tiny shack occupied the island where you could bring your catch of the day, have it prepared and served right on the beach only accessible by boat. *
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Today, the island is much more populated yet much of the island remains preserve and unspoiled. It is also not land locked, and the only way to get around is by foot or a golf cart. *
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It is a perfect paradise to escape it all and completely unwind. *
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If I recall, I did write a blogpost about this beautiful place, so if you are so inclined click the web link above and read all about my secret paradise. *
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#flashbackfriday #floridagirl #secretparadise #uppercaptiva #northcaptivaisland #unspoiledbeaches #floridaparadise #awesomeshelling #naturalpreserve #oceangirl #sunsets #sunchaser #getawayfromitall #downtime #beachtime #gulfofmexico #oceanlover #scubadiver #lovecaptivaisland #shellcollector #shiningstarreviews
I am in love with latest in the product line of Babo Botanicals. Their new Nutri-Shine-Hydrating Lip-Luminizer  is the perfect addition to your lip gloss collection.

I have been using them since the launch, and I find myself reaching for these above all others. Especially in the winter months when my lips are especially dry.

I am more of a natural look girl but like my lips to have some color even on a no makeup day. These add shine and color but are not overwhelming but adding just the right pop of color to your lips without feeling tacky or sticky.
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Coordinate with the tinted lip balm for a perfect combination of moistures shine and SPF protection without all the nasty chemicals found in traditional cosmetics. *
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You can buy them individually or in a four pack to mix and match as you like and obtain the perfect color.
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Now is a great time to buy as they are having a store wide 30% off sale Use Code VIP30 (for a limited time)
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and these make a perfect gift....and last a lot longer than candy 🍬 and 🌹😉
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Full review coming soon. *
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Click the web link in bio to read more about Babo Botanicals nontoxic products for you and your family.
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#babobotanicals #babolove #nutrishine #lipgloss #lipluminizer #veganlipgloss #dyefreelipcolor #preservativefreecosmetics #crueltyfreeproduct #greatgiftidea #ewgcertifiedproduct #toxinfreeskinandbodycare #cleanbeauty #lipcareproduct #treatyourself #cleanliving #healthylips #healthychoices #lovelipgloss #livingclean #lovebaboproducts #valentinesdaygiftidea #fullreviewcomingsoon #shiningstarrwviews
Happy Monday!
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Is it just me or are Monday's the most insane day of the week? *
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It is also the day of the week I am the least motivated to do anything at all, never mind my work. I just wanted a little peace and quiet to reset my mind to gear up for a packed schedule for the week. *
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One thing after another bombarding me today left me fleeing my house to Martial Arts to hit the reset button. Afterwards, I grabbed a warm cup of tea and took a walk down to the park. I looked down and there it was. A message on my mug of tea.
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Sometimes things in life occur precisely at the right moment...even if it comes from a mug shoved in the back of a shelf you grab without thinking or even noticing until the exact moment you need to see it.
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Does anyone else feel like little messages are dropped in your lap exactly when you need them?
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#mondaymodivation #quote #inspiration #hittheresetbutton #modivationalquote #thoughtoftheday #mondaymood #successfulmindset #getupshowup #yougotthis #followyourpassion #positivemindset #youhavethepower #mindovermatter #perfecttiming #windingdownforthenight #positivevibesonly #shiningstarreviews
All good things must come to an end....or do they?
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I had a fabulous day with friends, and it's time to go...except I don't want the day to end...but I did want to get out of the sun. Wait....I cannot believe I just said that. *
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Looking for a shady spot to sit down and relax for a bit before heading home...a friend of mine picks up the camera and...swipe *
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Cannot leave me sitting alone for five minutes. LOL. *
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#naptime #restingmyeyes #visitingfriends #sundaybreak #floridaliving #floridawinter #sundayfunday #wantable #coachsneakers #applewatch #wantablefashionwear #daywithfriends #muchneededbreak #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
Happy Sunday Everyone! 🌟
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It is a beautiful warm and sunny day here in Florida. *
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The perfect day to sit outside, visit with friends, sit by the pool, enjoy some fabulous company, and healthy food.
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I could not have asked for a more perfect day. It is days like this I remember why I love living in Florida. *
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#sundayfunday #sunnyday #enjoytheoutdoors #visitfriends #sittingpoolside #sundayselfcare
#unicorneyewear #perfectweather #floridawinter #takingabreak #timewithfriends #getoutside #perfectday #sunday #makememories #healthyfood #floridaliving #breakfastwithfriends #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
Happy Friday! 😀
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Well, this is me....first cup of coffee, hair up in a messy bun, yoga pants, and a comfy shirt is pretty much how it is around here. *
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I love the little park down from my house. It is a great place to walk around, enjoy the fresh air, look at the lake, go for a run, or just take in the scenery....and where you will probably will find me in the morning to clear my head before beginning my day. Usually, I have a camera strapped to me....Not today. *
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A friend decided to join me and play with my camera. Not really knowing he took some shots. So with the sun in my face and wind blown hair, here I am in all my glory...first thing in the morning. *
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How about you? What do you do to clear your head before the insanity of your day begins?
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#happyfiriday #getoutside #yogapants #activewear #takeawalk #outforawalk #clearyourhead #reducestress #beginingmyday #comfortableclothes #nomakeupday #workingfromhomeperks #messybungettingstuffdone #startingthedayoffright #takeawalk #enjoythescenery #justbreathe #justbeingme #sunshineonyourface #morningroutine #coffeefirst #wantable #wantableactivewear #gearingupfortheweekend #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
Give Away Alert! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I am so excited to be collaborating with @naturahappyco for my first giveaway of 2019!
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We are giving away your very own …Gray and Black Double Sided Felt Letter Board 10x10 Inches - Changeable Message Sign made with Handmade Oak Wood Frame with Stand. You will get 601 White Plastic Letters, Words, Emojis, Symbols  and your very own Organizer Storage Box. *
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Check out my blog in the weblink in Bio for a more detailed description and review. *
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1. Like this photo
2. Follow me @shiningstarreviews
3. Follow @naturahappyco 
4. Tag a fiend that would love to win in the comments.
5. One entry per person. * (We will be checking) *
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If any other the above criteria is not met the entrant will automatically be disqualified. 😒
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That’s it. *
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Give away entries begin January 11th and end January 31st at Midnight EST.
The winner will be picked at random on February 2nd.
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The lucky winner will be notified by DM and have 48 Hours to respond to claim their prize. After the expired time frame another winner will be chosen. *
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Good Luck Everyone…If all goes well. More giveaways to come! *
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Disclaimer:
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This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. *
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#giveawayalert #giveaway #giveaway2019 #win #entertowin #freegivewaway #letterboardgiveaway #naturahappyco #sponsored #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
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Happy 6th Birthday to my beautiful baby Boy Thor. *
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I cannot believe 6 years has gone by already since I brought you home. You may be one of 5, but you are my special angel that has been there through many tough times, all the while never leaving my side. *
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Even though you are a working dog, you are the goofiest, sweetest, loving dog I could have ever hoped come in to my life. You are such a special pup, we all love you. It's your special day. *
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You are going to get a very special treat today... We may even let you keep the sleeve. Hehe. *
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#happybirthday #dogmom #germanshepherd #redandblackgsd #workingdog #K9 #K9handler #germanshepherdlove #dogsarefamily #mybabieshavefourlegs #lovemydogs #dogsstagram #gsd #petsgram #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
Happy Sunday Everyone! ☀️
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It's National Cuddle Up Day, so I am cuddling up in my comfy bed taking some much needed "me" time to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee, treat myself to some mini biscotti's and browse through the latest home design magazine, dreaming of a new look for my sanctuary. *
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Next up is some serious self care and relaxation with a hot bath, facial, a little meditation, and a nice healthy lunch. *
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To wrap it up, a well deserved warm and cozy nap to recharge for a crazy busy week ahead. *
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What do you have planned on this gorgeous but chilly day?
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#selfcaresunday #flatlay #nationalcuddleupday #cuddleupday #moriningcoffee #organiccoffee #stayathomeday #naptime #homefacial #healthyskin #timetounwind #timetomyself #relaxationtime #unplug #metime #mentalhealthday #meditationforhealth #selfcareisnotselfish #treatyourself #biscotti #summerandrose #taketimeforyourself #rechargeyourbatteries #youareworthit #haveabeautifulsunday #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews
When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade!🍋🍋
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I’ve kinda been MIA over the New Year Holiday....for good reason I suppose.
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My camera quit working on December 30...so off I went to my favorite store in my area @ColonialPhotoHobby to update my camera. I am bit of a gadget geek, so I was super excited to see the new tech available. *
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No biggie right? Wait......On the same day....the same day! My computer bites the dust. Yowza.😳
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Now I start to freak, and let's just say....just short of a meltdown.🤯
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Long story short...I had to dig deep to stay positive. Thank goodness for friends and family. 🙏🏻
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So, while 2019 is on fast approach, I spent almost 72 hours with a sick mother, setting up all the new @canon camera and @apple equipment. Yay! Yes...this is a little sarcasm. 🤪
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I am feeling blessed in so many ways. I am especially grateful all this crap happened in 2018, so I can say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. *
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To welcome 2019, I decided to rock my favorite jeans, a new pair of @UnicornEyeWear, sport my cute lemon design diaper bag, (makes an awesome backpack), and toast the new year with a freshly made glass of Lemonade...Cheers! 🥂
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#sponsored #goodbye2018 #hello2019 #lifehappens #whenlifehandsyoulemonsmakelemonade #whenitrainsitpours #countyourblessings #gratefulforfriendsandfamily #alwaysbegrateful #feelingblessed #unicorneyewear #newyearnewstart #lemondiaperbag #backpack #cutediaperbag #canon #applecomputers #loveappleproducts #justsmile #reachforyourgoals #overcomeobsticles #youcandoit #newyearnewstart #reflectingon2018 #findthegood #staypositive #happynewyear2019 #idoreviews #shiningstarreviews