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Life After Loss Surviving the First Wedding Anniversary

Life After Loss Surviving the First Wedding Anniversary

A few months before my husband passed away, we had a special conversation regarding his funeral arrangements. In his written wishes, he already stated that he didn’t want a traditional funeral, instead he wanted a big happy party. He was quite excited about the idea and said that it would be so cool that all his family and friends would come together, hold drinks and talk about his quick wit and the countless cool jokes he had made.

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

To honor his wish, we decided to host this party on 6/18, our 10 year wedding anniversary. We later realized that the same day was also Father’s Day, so we switched the date to 17th, last Saturday. The preparation for this party started in April. We got a new roof, repaired the pool, put 6 trucks of mulch in the yard and planted a big container garden around the pool and patio. The theme for his party was “Travel Around the World.” So the decorations, eating utensils, food and drinks all followed this theme.

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

The weather called for 50% rain that day but I knew my man would find a way to avoid it. He loved parties and certainly would not ruin his own. 😉 There were nearly a hundred people who showed up and everyone had a great time. There were 7 people who gave speeches about my man, some from his work, some family, and some life long friends. The speeches had to be my favorite moments… to listen to all the funny stories about my husband. Sometimes I even envy how he had touched so many people’s lives and left such a positive mark.

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

The success of my husband’s life celebration party was the best gift on our 10th wedding anniversary and felt like medicine to my broken heart. After everyone left my house, I was so tired, but finally felt some relief. I was crying, laughing and talking to my man’s memory book and his ashes. I told him we did it. As promised, we gave him the best celebration party we could. He deserved it.

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

After several months of dealing with grief, I know I should ask for help when I need it. About a week before our wedding anniversary, I messaged my step-daughter and told her I should not be alone that day.;) That was her first Father’s Day without her dad too so we kind of really needed each other’s company. We had Dim Sum for brunch and Korean BBQ for dinner. We even shared a whole bottle of Korean liquor. 😉

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

The first wedding anniversary after my man passed away turned out to be a pretty good day and I didn’t even cry. There are choices I have to make every day and I chose to make happy choices, as my man would. I appreciate the wonderful times my man and I shared and I will carry on the positive outlook as long as I can.

Life After Loss Surviving First Weddings Anniversary

Photos credited: Grace Liang/Ashley Alles

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Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

My Grandma and my Mom often said the reason young people have so many skin problems is because the chemicals we use on our face. Of course I didn’t listen and felt they are just too behind the time. 😉

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

Now I am a grandma and I started to realize that they might be right. Some of the skincare products we are using actually damage the natural state of our skin. The human body is a super magic system that works very well by itself. What I was doing was not helping, and maybe even destroying it.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

I felt quite excited when I was introduced to Mother Dirt because they claim their products can restore skin to its natural state. The concept is to add ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), which act as peacekeepers on your skin.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

I have tried all 4 of their products (AO+ Mist,FACE & BODY CLEANSER, BIOME-FRIENDLY MOISTURIZER and Shampoo.) as shown below.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

I have to say I am a fan of the AO+ Mist. It maintains live probiotics which contain the good bacteria, AOB. This soil bacteria is the best probiotic for the skin, as AOBs act as peacekeepers for the bacterial ecosystem of our microbiome, helping the other bacteria live in harmony with each other.

I read people use this magic mist on every inch of their body. Basically where you think the skin needed to be restored. For example try it on dry, problematic spots on your face, some even use it as a deodorant. It can also be used as after shower spray. There are a lot of people who said they don’t shower as often after they started using it.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

I have super sensitive skin so I tried to use the mist as my body lotion, but it is just not enough to hydrate my skin. So far I use this mist everyday as deodorant and I love it. I hate the white marks on my clothing when I put them on with normal deodorant. Although I bought the invisible type, it was not working as promised. This mist so far totally saved my day.

I also use it as my makeup setting spray. I still use my real setting spray at the end, but now I add the mist as the final step to double secure my makeup and make sure it stays put. I use the mist before I go to sleep too. I do notice the next morning my face is less oily.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

It claims in 2 weeks, restoring AOB has been shown to improve the look and feel of skin and reduce dependence on modern products. I have to say I noticed my skin is less oily and more even.

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

Restore & Maintain Good Bacteria On The Skin With Mother Dirt

Photos credited: Grace Liang/Ashley Alles

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follower me on FaceBook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you, of course don’t forget to check out my Instagram story daily to know me better as a person. Finally don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace

http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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