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Hi Folks!

First, let me say that I missed you and hope you all had a great week!

Mine was super, however it’s been hotter than a witches' tit in hell, here in Philly. I spent as little time outdoors as possible because as you already know, heat and humidity makes me insane. Walking to work and a few trips to Borders Bookstore was I could stand without wanting to stab myself in the eyes with a straight pin. It’s been a non-stop marathon of perpetual shvitzing and I'm over it.

I can’t wait for Fall and Winter…BRING IT ON!!!

Bye-bye, summertime!

Rather than post what I had originally planned for today, I decided to save it for Wednesday and use this time to ketch-up…..

Not only was I able to write three new posts for my blog, Moi Review Blog, but I also added a fabulous new header design and some new features. I've decided to redirect my primary topics to beauty products and advice. When I first started this blog my topics were widely varied, however my real passion is sharing what I’ve learned from being in the beauty industry. If you’re someone who has an interest in makeup, skincare, body care, and fragrances, please stop by anytime.

BTW….if you’re looking for a uniquely designed FREE blog header, please check out Rockstar Template - this guy is truly an artist! He’s designed some of the best headers I’ve seen on the Internet.

I have also decided to add some new highlights on Vent….yahoo!!!

In the three years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve met some fascinating, talented, and diverse individuals. So, please don’t be surprised when you begin to see guest posts and blogger interviews throughout the months - I’ve always had a secret desire to be a talk-show host. I will still be posting my own vents, but I want to begin opening this blog to other voices. I think it will be extremely fun and a great way to highlight the awesome people I blog with.

So stay tuned!

I look forward to ketching-up with all of you today.

Thank you for your comments and emails last week.

Have a great Monday, everyone!



  1. If you're going to be talk show host, can I be your goofy sidekick? Can I, can I, can I???
    I'm happy you're back! I've had withdrawals like you wouldn't believe!

  2. Glad that you are back! Love the idea of the new addition to your blog....

  3. I missed you! I wish we had your weather - you know I like it HOT, HOT, HOT! I stop by your Review blog every time you post Ron, I notice you don't allow comments though?

    I'm looking forward to seeing the changes you're making. :)

  4. Wow--you've been busy in your absence. I do like the headers.......very well done!

    And apparently the heat moved east. I've been wrapped up in a quilt on the patio swing the past three mornings. 44 degrees is a bit chilly when it's on the heels of 80 degree mornings.

    I look forward to the new 'stuff' you're planning.

  5. So glad you are back in the blogosphere and had a wonderful week. I for one am exhausted from horse showing all weekend. Now it's back to reality and domesticity.

  6. Oooh, I can't wait to visit your review blog. I've gotten a bit behind in my stops to everyones places lately.
    Yes, the heat and humidity have become annoying and it's time to move on to a lovely East Coast Fall now!! Pretty leaves changing colors, some BREEZE!!! Looking forward to that myself.
    Haven't done much of anything lately ... got a funky intestinal virus thing and have been feeling oooky for days.... bleh. Today isn't bad so I'm hoping to get to Barnes... run a few errands... clean the rest of my house. Eh, okay, not so much that last one.

    Glad you are back!
    Here's hoping for a blizzard to sweep thru unexpectedly and give us all a little coolness. ;)
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Aloha Debi!


    We can be like Regis and Kathie Lee!


    Thanks, my friend...missed ya too and it's good to be back!

    Look forward to cathing up!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    X to Mama!

  8. Hi Funny Girl!

    Great seeing ya!

    Thank you! It's great to be back.

    I've been wanting to add guest posts and interviews for a while, but wasn't quite sure how to present them until now.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Enjoy your day!

  9. Morning Akelamalu!

    Missed ya too, m'dear!

    Oy vey...I wish I could send you some of this HOT weather in an email because I know you LOVE it!!

    Actually, it's not too bad today. This week is suppose to be a bit cooler -YAY!

    Yes, I can tell from my Feedjit widget that you stop by every time I post on my review blog...thank you SO MUCH!!!!

    I've closed comments on that blog for two reasons: I want it to be soley a resource blog where people can just read my reviews. Also, between this blog and my job, I honestly don't have the time to respond to comments. So rather than leave them open and not respond, I've chosen to keep them closed. People are welcomed to respond via email if they wish to contact me.

    Yes, I can't wait to start adding guest posts and interviews to this blog. I think it'll be fun!!

    Hope you had a great week!

    Thanks a bunch for dropping by today!

  10. Hiya Mel!

    So glad you checked out the headers - aren't they GREAT????

    I stumbled upon his website last week and FREAKED! He's a very gifted artist and provides unusual headers.

    OMG....44 degrees?????

    I'm SOOOOO jealous!

    Well...please try blowing some of that cool weather to Philly, ok?


    Thanks for dropping by, dear lady!

    Missed ya and look forward to catching up with you!

    Happy Monday!

  11. Hey Jen!

    Thank feels good to be back in blogosphere.

    So glad you had a GREAT week!!!!

    Oh, shows???? I bet you had a blast!

    Yeah....don't you just LOVE reality and domesticity??


    Thanks a bunch for dropping by!

    Look forward to reading you this week!

  12. Howdy Crystal Chick! said the magical words....

    ...Pretty leaves changing colors, some BREEZE!!!...

    YES! YES! YES!

    The temps here last week were HORRENDOUS, weren't they? By the time I walked to work, I was ready for another shower!

    Bring on a BLIZZARD...yepeee!

    So sorry to hear about your intestinal virus thing. And I can totally understand feeling oooky, because anything involving my tummy seems to immobilize me.

    I'll sharing some Reiki with ya later this evening, ok?

    {{{{{{{ Crystal Chick }}}}}}}}

    Thanks for stopping by today, neighbor!

    I've missed ya and look forward to catching up today!

    Have a great Monday and week!

  13. Glad you're back... Now, I'm back, too! It's been such a quick week...

    Anne is in town and Barbara and I hung out with her all day today in Paris... Sure wish you were with us....

    I love all the new things you added..... Looking great!!
    I will be back to reading your blog regularly again.. I really missed it during the time I was in the States but I'm really glad we had a chance to "meet." One day, it will be in person.... Hugs to you, Ron!!!!!


  14. This is a great site that you have here. I have a blog myself where anyone can freely express their opinion on controversial topics. After looking at your site, I know that you have some valuable insight that you can share with us.

    Keep up the good work. Maybe we can do a link exchange.


  15. Glad you're back and that you had a good week, bro! The changes sound exciting!

    Hey! Give me some names of good natural mineral makeup that doesn't want to settle into wrinkles. Jane Iredale is getting to "pricey" for me. Thank you!

  16. Bonjour Leesa!

    Glad you're back to you TOO, my friend...yahoooo!

    Yes, I read on Barb's blog this morning about her outting with the girls. I bet you ladies had a GREAT time!

    It was SOOOOO great talking to you on the phone while you were here in States. Now we can both put a voice to the words we read on each other's blog! And no doubt we WILL meet in person one day!

    I'm slowly making my way back to visiting everyone this week today. I'll be stopping by your place later this evening.

    Thanks for dropping by, Leesa!

    Hugs to you too!


  17. Greetings Jason!

    Welcome...and thank you for stopping by!

    Nice to meet you.

    So glad you enjoy this blog, that's nice to hear. Please drop by anytime.

    I just got back to blogging after being off a week, but I will be sure to stop by your place either tonight or tomorrow to check it out. Your blog sounds very cool!

    Enjoy your evening, Jason!

  18. Howdy Nitebyrd!

    Thanks, Sis! I enjoyed this break, but it feels great to be back!

    Ok, listen...I'll do some research this week on natural mineral makeup and get back to you. Thanks for giving me a great idea for a post too. If I find one, I'll post about it!

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Always great seeing ya!

    X ya!

  19. When I came back..and i am leaving again soon, I was astonished at how prolific you have been!
    now I know it would have been double (:)) had you not been taking a break!
    Hells kitchen, thats my description of the city of brothery smooching...

  20. Hellooo Lady Sorrow!

    Hells Kitchen!!!

    That's a BRILLIANT description!!!!


    Yes, I knew I needed to take last week off to do what I had planned. I'm so excited about adding guest posts and interviews to this blog. I have one already planned for this week!! I also needed to take a break from blogging to recharge myself. I was able to watch some movies and just hang out.

    Are you going away again???

    Please be sure to let us know when.

    Hope all went well during your break earlier this month. I've be sharing Reiki with you, so I hope you've been feeling it.

    Love ya, dear lady!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  21. Do you have any idea how much I"ve missed you?

    Lots happened here. I was laid off, and then found a new job, complete with a substantial pay raise. *squeel* I knoooow. How sweet is THAT?

    So I had a little unplanned 2 week vaca where I hung out at the dog park for 4 hours a day and watched my Sweet Honey play.

    Love the new look! Ok, I'm outta here to go check out your reviews.

    Love you lots, Handsome,

  22. Welcome back! Gosh, I wonder what you have in store for us...hee hee..

  23. Hellooooo Vixen Kitten!!!


    I've missed ya too, dear one! were laid off and then found a new job???? With a substantail PAY RAISE????


    YAHOOOOOO!!! Woo! Woo! Woo!

    You GO, girl!!!

    And you deserve it too!

    So glad to hear you had that time to spend with Sweet Honey Girl in the park!

    Give her a smooch and hug for me, ok?

    I'll be catching up with everyone in the next couple of days.

    Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by, VK!

    Always wonderful seeing ya!


  24. Hiya Chrissy!

    Thanks, my friend!

    It's great to be back.


    ...I wonder what I have in store?????

    hee, hee!

    Thanks for dropping by, girl!

    Enjoy your evening!

  25. Oh I want to be interviewed!!

    I'm all a tingle just thinking of the questions you'd come up

    looks like the hope of cooler weather is getting your creative juices all riled up

  26. Helloooooo Dianne!'re so psychic!

    You are definitely in my mind as somone who I would like to interview!!

    So stay tuned!!!!

    YES!!!...thank god for this cooler weather, right? I've thought of you these past few days; knowing you're LOVIN' this as much as me.

    FALL is almost here!!!

    Thanks for dropping by, neighbor!

    ALWAYS a blast taking with ya!

    X ya, dear lady!

  27. Glad to see you are back. I live in CA so I know all about the heat however I want it to stay summer :)

  28. Hi Christa!

    Thank you! Even though I enjoyed this break, it always feels great to come back!

    Hope you're week was fabulous!

    I know I'm in the minority when it comes to not enjoying summer. It's not really summer I dislike, but rather the summers here in the northeast....HOT and very HUMID.

    I think if I were to live in California, I would love the weather in San Fran. because it never gets hot.

    Thank you for stopping by, Christa!

    Always nice seeing ya!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  29. i think i rather roast than be cold. i can cool off in the AC, but i just never can warm up good enough when it's cold. fall is a nice season. summer is my favorite though, but as i get older (cough) i appreciate a fall breeze.

  30. Hi Valerie!

    I think it's so interesting to hear how others feel about hot versus cold. It amazes me how our bodies adapt differently!?

    Isn't fall simply GORGEOUS? It's neither hot nor cold...just perfect!

    Yeah, and as I get older (cough) I too appreciate a fall breeze - HA!

    *man-o-pause I guess.

    Always great seeing ya, neighbor!

    Have a great day!

  31. that is a really cool idea! and you could do it really well too and of course, channel your talk show divo out in force and show us some good stuff... :) [I can really only barely believe I typed that and am leaving it just the way it came out, just for you, dear boy...]

    I really missed you and am so glad you have arrived safely home, with only a few wayward pins stuck in your hair....sounds dreadful, hating the heat do I too, and you know what...somewhere in the back of my mind, I feel like I already posted a comment to this post, did I??? or did I just think I did...OK, time to go take the meds...

    [check this for eyehandcoordination, eh eh eh???]

    what's wrong with me.....?


  32. oh, I ADORE YOUR MOI BLOG AND oops --read it on my reader now...glad you are going to focus more on it once in awhile...we always share the same opinion and I will pass on some tips of things I use that I have discovered if you want a consumer's POV!

  33. Helloooo again Linda!

    OMG...your typing comment was HYSTERICAL!!!!

    So glad you like my idea about interviews and guests posts. I think will be a lot of fun and great way for everyone to know one another better.

    I will be posting my first interview on Friday, so stay tuned!!!

    Love ya, dear lady!

    And mucho thanks for stopping by!


  34. ooooops...just saw your second comment Linda!

    Hey, thanks for taking a peek at Moi Review.

    Yes, I've decided to focus on beauty stuff and I know how much you love that as much as I do, so stop by anytime. all means, if you find something you LOVE let me know because I'll research it and perhaps do a post about it.



  35. Ron, I'm glad to see that you're back, man.

    I'm digging the new header. And oh yeah, I love reading Guest Posts on blogs and have offered them from day one on my blog too. And I look forward to seeing your interviews and reviews - always an entertaining feature in my opinion.

  36. Hey C.C.!

    Thank you, buddy!

    I really enjoyed my time off, but it always feels great to come back!

    So glad you like the header. I like to change things every once in a while to spruce up the template.

    Yes, I know that from time to time you have guest posts also and I think that's awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing how it opens this blog to other voices. My first interview will be posted tomorrow, so feel free to stop by anytime!

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Always a joy seeing ya here!