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Artist Dana V is doing her thing with the Carbone Crew of Carbone Entertainment in Annapolis, MD.  She drew this caricature of Regina McDowell aka Got2bGina The Blogger last night, while attending every girl’s favorite event of the year hosted by What’s Up? Media’s The LOOK

Favorite Wellness Event

The Look is my favorite wellness, health, and beauty event, as it places me in my social element to receive information to take care of wonderful me.  I also had the pleasure of sitting with Ms. Dana V the artist who drew my caricature.  I certainly would like to use her excellent services in the near future.  

Versatile Blogger Award

I would like to thank Ms. Antionette Blake aka DelBlogger for nominating Got2bGina for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I am honored to be nominated and humbly accept the award.  Got2bGina has been sharing information about beauty, wellness and health since November of this year.  Blogging about beauty, wellness and health is truly a rewarding experiencehelping others and doing what I have come to love so much.  I have been blessed to become acquainted with some very interesting followers as well as creative bloggers whom inspire me.  Thank you for reading and following Got2bGina.

The rules in accepting this nomination are as follows:

  • Thank the person(s) who gave you the nomination.
  • Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  • Tell the person(s) who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

The Versatile Blogger Award is meant for people whose blogs have a good quality of writing, cover unique topics and reflect their commitment and passion.

I nominate the below 10 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Clutter-Free Lifestyle Solutions – Dottie Komara
2. HELLI PATEL – Helli Patel
3. simple Ula – Simple Ula
4. this Italian family – Rachel Vendetti
5. AshleyHER – Ashley Herrera
6. Monochrome Reaper – Mel Joy
7. Shine Sunshine – Derlyn Lopez
8. Joezette’s Journey – Joezette Joseph
9. Missy’s Views and Savings Clues – Erika aka “Missy”
10. Simply Fae – Fae

Below are seven things about me:
1. I am the mother of my 28-year-old daughter
2. A woman of faith who trust and believe in the Lord
3. Blogger and creator of Got2bGina
4. Born and raised in Delaware
5. A professional technical editor
6. A distributor of Natures Sunshine Products
7. Served a 2-year term on the board of the American Copy Editors Society

Networking on the Water…


I never knew that working could be so much fun…  What a great Waterfront Networking event hosted by the Public Relations Society of America, Central Chesapeake Chapter at the Maritime Museum in Annapolis, MD—perfect place no doubt.  Who does not want to be learning and networking on the water?

200609_172593319459348_1649927_nThe true highlight of this event was being under the professional tutelage of the famous YouTube video creator, Jon BarnesJon Barnes is the Director of Communications of ADG Creative in Columbia, MD.   He has created 250 videos with nearly 7 million views from a global audience to attain a robust personal YouTube brand.  Jon has created a booming community around his core subject matter (cars, art, how-to’s, weird stuff: See https://www.youtube.com/pumthuggee).  Jon shared his “studio-in-a-bag” kit with the network event attendees, showing exactly how he creates content on the go, demonstrating interactive elements that influential YouTube users employ to garner views and engagement, including titling, tagging, naming, using cards and annotations, vlogging, monetization of best practices, partner collaboration, and analytics.  Jon is awesome with his studio-in-a-bag.

I also truly grasped the H2H (human-to-human) marketing concept.  The world-wide web and Facebook are no longer that untouchable air space.  I met, in person, Jenna Soneira, a Facebook friend, a blogger, and the president of INTEGR8 Marketing.  I cannot wait until the next social media networking event.


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Messy Travels… Let It Snow…

Social Media & A Blog With Delaware Blogger

I headed toward Bear, Delaware this morning to attend the Delaware Blogger’s Social Media course. Route 301 south roads were dreadful, especially after the Route 302 intersection. I cannot believe the Department of Transportation had not salted or treated the snow-covered roads. My car was fan tailing and did a 360-degree spin. The skills that I had learned in defensive driving were put to use:  I handled my car like a professional driver.  However, I became nervous and anxious, and decided to return home. I never thought snow would slow down this adventurous chic—loving life.

I am disappointed, however, that I could not make it to the Bear Library to attend the Delaware Blogger Social Media and A Blog training seminar, as I have my struggles with social media. I was looking forward to sitting under the professional tutelage of Antoinette Blake, the Delaware Blogger—Social Media Maven. Ms. Blake makes Social Media Networking look so easy.  Needless to say, I am grateful to God for bringing me home safe.  I even stopped by Walmart’s in Bowie, Maryland to browse and to get in a little exercise time.  That is what I do when the weather is messy or I just need to get out of the house.  I go to the mall or shopping center and walk. You do not have to buy anything while walking and browsing, but I always do.


Photograph of Walmart in Bowie, Maryland on a Clear Day

I Am Still Thirsty…

Did you know that developing just a simple healthy habit of drinking water will energize your body and mind?water

Sometimes you can become so caught up with life and stuff, that you do not see what is right in front of you. I want to help you to refocus and gain clarity. I wish I could say that it will not cost you nothing but that is not true. Keeping the body hydrated does cost, but the benefits outweigh the cost. I believe that wonderful you deserve to drink delicious purified, distilled or mountain spring water—do not drink water from a faucet that does not have a water purification system. Environmentalist would disagree with me about drinking bottled water because of the damage plastic bottles cause the environment.  I would like to be a fly on their walls to see if they have invested in a water purification system.

5 Reasons why you Should Never Trust Tap Water

  1. The recent Flint, Michigan scandal revealed that many water plants in the US contain alarmingly high levels of toxic metals such as lead.
  2. Many municipal water systems add toxic fluoride to the water supply. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin that’s been linked to lower IQ scores in children.
  3. Fluoride promotes corrosion of water pipes, releasing even more lead or other toxic elements into your tap.
  4. More than 60% of Americans are exposed to lead and fluoride-contaminated water. Are you one of them?
  5. Tap water is filled with chloride. It’s added by water quality operations to kill bacteria, but it can also affect our own health.

Source: Natural News.com;  http://bigberkey.naturalnews.com/bigberkey.html; Accessed on 4 November 2016.


cathywoods-heartMy household likes drinking Aquafina (pure water, pure taste) bottled water. Aquafina promotes a Drink Up campaign to get America to drink more water. Check out this video:  https://youtu.be/bl_0BfPlJYc  I want you to thirst for some delicious, wet, and refreshing water to saturate and hydrate your body and mind. I want you to see the sexy of drinking water. What I am about to drop on you is going to blow your mind.

Did you know that the average adult human body is about 60 percent water? The percentage of water in infants is much higher, typically around 75-78 percent water, dropping to 65 percent by 1 year of age. The average adult male is about 60 percent water. The average adult woman is about 55 percent water because women naturally have more fatty tissue than men. With those figures, I guess you are wondering how much water should you drink daily. There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking; however, the health authorities recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon.bottledwater

I have heard so many people say, “I don’t like to drink water.” I cannot for the life of me understand why people do not like to drink water. Water is delicious, and nothing quenches my thirst like water. Without sufficient water in your body, your cells get congested, your skin cannot detox, and your bladder and kidneys will not work properly. You will feel tired and sluggish and you will eat more—you may think you are hungry but it is only your body telling you it is thirsty. Did you know that one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy is to stay hydrated? Look at all the sexy benefits that you get from drinking water.

  • Water maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in our body, regulate body temperature, and digest food. Water does wonders to clear your colon:  easy in and easy out. Water also helps eliminate water retention.losingweightwithwater
  • Drinking water helps with weight loss by boosting the metabolism. Many studies have found a connection between water consumption and losing a few pounds. The secret reason? Water simply helps people feel full, and thus consume fewer calories.
  • Drink more water when you are working out because sweating causes muscles to lose water. Your muscles get tired when they do not have enough water. Drinking water will help you to get that extra energy you need to complete your workout and build muscle.
  • Water promotes younger looking skin, so taking frequent baths is good for your skin. Drinking water also makes your skin clearer, because it rids the body of toxins that clog pores and cause the skin to inflame.
  • Water helps our kidneys process blood, sift out waste and transport urine to the bladder. Without sufficient fluids, your kidneys cannot support your body’s needs.
  • Drinking water can help you to concentrate and stay alert, which will increase your daily productivity.
  • Staying hydrated with water can increase your energy, help prevent fatigue and fight tired eyes.
  • Drink water to hydrate the body and to stop a pounding headache.
  • Water is a natural shock absorber, acting as a lubricant to aching joints.

Your health is your wealth, so follow these tips to keep your body hydrated:  Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up, 30 minutes before eating any meal (to help control appetite), and 30 minutes before going to bed (known to prevent strokes). water2Also, get in the habit of keeping a water bottle with you wherever you go. I have a habit of taking a bottle or two of water with me whenever I leave home. If you find yourself getting bored with the taste of water, squeeze citrus or drop a mint leaf in the water. The benefits of drinking water are endless.  Are you thirsty? I am still thirsty.