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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Do you pinterest

I confess I have an unhealthy obsession with pinterest! I have learned the most nifty tricks & tasty recipes on there. I catch myself on there way more than what I should be. I then click on the blog where the ideas come from read through those & before I know it I've wasted so much time... Of course in my mind it's not wasting time because I'm learning things! Now I may not use what I've learned but it's in my mind for future use. I think right now the pin I'm most excited to try is the t-shirt scarf & if I'm being really honest the sangria recipe. Let me know what your favorite pin is? Happy pinning....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Products I love

Today I'm going to mention products that I love! As many of you know I'm a product junkie! The first thing I'm going to talk about is Philosophy's Purity made simple face cleanser. To me this is the holy grail of face cleansers! I use this twice a day & it's yet to fail me. Now when you pair this with the clarisonic brush it's simply amazing! When I buy the purity I buy it on qvc in the 32 oz size. I only have to order this once a year & my whole family uses it. It's gentle enough to use on even the youngest skin. I received the clarisonic skin care brush for Christmas. Let me just say I LOVE this brush! It really jazzes up your skin care routine! As a licensed aesthetician I highly recommend this lil brush! It removes up to 6x more makeup than manual cleansing alone. My face feels so much cleaner & smoother since using this brush! The best moisturizer hands down in my opinion is another product from the philosophy skin care line. The miracle worker moisturizer has completely given my skin a different feel. It's a nice creamy texture that feels wonderful on your skin as soon as you apply it. It has anti-aging properties that the hope in a jar didnt have & I being a woman close to her 40s need this! Another product I'm crazy about is the beauty blender. It's this little pink sponge that's in the shape of an egg. It is a great alternative to a foundation brush. It gives you an airbrushed finished quality & makes your foundation look amazing. An eyeshadow brush that I love is the sigma e35 brush. It's a fluffy blending brush used to define your crease color & blend harsh lines. These brushes defentitely give the MAC brushes a run for their money!
Next on my list is the stila in the light & in the moment palettes. These lil guys have some amazing colors 10 to be exact & a full size eyeliner. The in the light is 10 neutral colors similar to the (urban decay naked palette which I also love) with a great color payoff & a little booklet of several looks. The in the moment is 10 purple hues that look great on all eyes. It also comes with a full size liner & another look book. On my list to buy is the In the garden palette by stila. It's shades of green & the colors look beautiful. Last but not least is the tarte lip stains. I bought a special holiday set that included 5 lip stains for $29.00! Now considering 1 is $24.00 normally that is a steal! They have a tingling feel when you apply them & some have a very sheer look & others more of a deep stain. They are a pencil but require no sharpening. You simply twist the tube & up comes the color. These have been my go to lip color since I bought them. My favorite color out of the 5 is glitzy. It's a bronzey rose color & looks great on all lips. Some of the other colors weren't very flattering but if I pair them with another shade they look much better. So now that I've shared some of my fav beauty products you share back! I'm always looking for the next best thing:)

Friday, January 6, 2012

The joys of Christmas

I'm going to try to post a new blog every day. We'll see how this goes. Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! My family did as well.... Except I'll never be able to show the Christmas video to anyone in case you're one of the ones who bought Gracie the lame gifts... Her words not mine & sadly her dad & I are the main ones who bought most of the lame gifts... Santa was the true winner of present giving since he dropped off iPads for the girls. All we got Gracie was an old Xbox 360 kinect & some games! I tried not to stress as much this year & if you received a gift from us you made the cut off... The cut off as in when we ran out of money... If you didnt make the cut off maybe next year:) When we ran out we didn't stress about buying anymore & it was honestly the best Christmas I can remember in a long time! We had lots of yummy homemade treats, nice visits with friends & family, & great Christmas movies & music! Tay always complains about the old music & Gracie begs to listen after Halloween! I remember being somewhat in the middle of that. I think I pretended that all the holiday hoopla was too much for me, but secretly it was the best! I have the best family memories of my parents & grandparents around the holidays & pray that my kids will one day have the same great memories! How was your holiday season?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Be careful how you treat others

I saw a segment this morning on the today show that infuriated me!! It was a special needs 14 year old girl who was being bullied by her teacher & the teacher's aide. It is not acceptable, but understandable that it might be another child picking on a child. But seriously 2 adults & picking at a special needs child??? This really hits home with me as many of you know I too have a special needs child. The little girl liked going to school & then suddenly started hurting herself so she didn't have to go. This set of warning bells & the parents began questioning her. She told them that it was her teacher who was doing this to her & they reported it to the school & the superintendent. The school system insisted that it was the girl who was lying & threatened legal action against this family if they didn't stop making accusations. The dad put a recorder on his daughter so they could prove that she was in fact telling the truth. What they didn't bargain for was all the ugly things these "adults" were saying to her. Since then the family has been awarded $300,000 in damages & the aide resigned... Not fired but resigned... The teacher was put on leave without pay for the remainder of the year. In my opinion that is the biggest garbage ever!!!!! The teacher & her aide should've both been fired immediately after that tape was presented. It is so sad to know that we as parents send our children to school to get an education & this is what is happening. I'm sure they thought given the situation they would never be found out. Well others may not have known that they were terrorizing that little girl, but God sees all & I hope they get what's coming to them. I know we as Christians are supposed to pray & forgive, but in situations such as this I just can't. And when they asked the girl how she felt when they did this to her she said sad & the dad was all choked up I choked up right along with him. I was in fact so upset I thought about looking theses idiots up on Facebook & sending them a hateful message, but then I'd be spewing ignorance just as they did. So that leads me to my final thought...be careful how you treat others because someone is always watching & maybe you will set a good example. Maybe just maybe you will influence someone else to be nice.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Do you ever have one of those days

Well actually one of those weeks? This has been my week... I've been questioning the kids as to what they want for birthday & Christmas. Both girls have birthdays this month & a week apart. The oldest doesn't want much... Just money to get a tattoo. Nothing against tattoos as several family members have them, but I dont think going out & getting one the day you turn 18 is the smartest decision, but what do I know? I'm just a dumb parent who hasn't experienced anything like she has. Of course, the youngest wants a "reborn" baby with rooted hair? Wth??? So I research this & find them on eBay... Only $200 & up...rooted hair will cost you extra. So then I start with the Christmas list... iPads. The hubby & I were resigned to go ahead & take care of those...then the oldest spouts out if I get an iPad I'll be pissed! What kid says that??? I'm thinking the logic is if she gets an iPod touch instead that will mean more gifts under the tree. Now onto the hubby... Friday afternoon we were heading to greenback for a ball game. He had to leave work a little early & specified the time he was leaving. I figured I'd have enough time to get the kiddo, get her to the grandparent & get gas. As I passed him in town 30 minutes earlier than he said I knew pandemonium was about to ensue...20 minutes later & several unanswered calls to my phone caused a HUGE blowup. I said words I didn't realize we're even in my vocabulary & I heard several that I knew were in his that I hate! Needless to say our peaceful car ride was turned into a war zone! Good thing I'm never without my iPod & headphones... I carry them for such occasions. Charlie Brown lulled me to sleep until I had to potty. I wasn't about to ask for a potty break though! No since in breaking the silence at this point. I was rather enjoying it. Luckily Burger King was calling his name. After having whoppers we decided it was time to apologize & everything was back to normal or normal as we know it. So I'm thinking this desperate housemom career is really sucking! At this point I'm thinking a day & night shift job is looking pretty good... Oh wait that's exactly what I have now!!! Oh well, I'll never quit this job because no matter how much they drive me CRAZY... They're all mine & I love them. So how was your week?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's true what they say never leave home without clean undies or in my case just have some on

Was thinking back to the time when in high school you sometimes went commando & didn't wear undies. Several of us did this often & to be perfectly honest I'm not sure why? Especially in my case when I had an incident where I'd lent my white guess to jeans to a friend & when she returned then I noticed nothing wrong with them.... I wore them to school a few days later & since they were white decided to go commando instead of digging for the beige undies that were usually in the bottom of my drawer. I can still remember plain as day sitting in class & hearing one of my friends proclaim my "muff" was showing. I remember looking down & seeing that the zipper in my beloved jeans was busted & this kids was before waxing or the brazilian. So had to make a quick trip home to fix that situation. Then there was the time when we were practicing for graduation & I think the whole senior class was in the band room that day.... I had on a cute lil skirt & was prancing around waving like a crazed politician(who knows) & I felt a nice breeze come upon me.... I heard tons of yelling & laughing going on & thought man I'm really cracking this bunch up! Much to my surprise my skirt was pulled up around my stomach & this time I at least had a thong on. Now mind you it was small but at least this time my "muff" was covered. Can't say the same for my booty though. Seriously about choked the life out of the girl that did that one. Being "pantsed" was big back then & she didn't realize how little I had on. Of course, you think I would have learned from those 2 incidents but not me! That summer I had been to a friends to spend the night & woke up in a hurry to get home & shower to get ready for work. I jumped up threw on my sweats & took off in a mad dash. Again no undies or a bra... Daring I know! It was warm so I had the windows down. Mistake number 1... I hate bugs & a green fly happened to fly in my window. Me being the skilled driver I was I thought I could keep the car on the road & turn all the way to the backseat & kill the sob... Mistake number 2,I guess I forgot I really wasn't that great of a driver. I almost had him when I turned back to the front to see how I was looking on the road & realized I was like Laura Ingalls bobbing along in her wagon on the rough terrain except I wasn't Laura & I was in a cavalier going down a huge embankment! Did I mention I had just found out I was pregnant? So once the wagon i mean cavalier came to a stop, I jumped out of the car, climbed up the embankment to have a lil old woman stop & pick me up to take me to get help. She would not let me ride in the front with her though. Guess I looked like I might have robbed her of all her peppermints. So I was transported later by ambulance to the hospital where upon arrival I had a male nurse waiting to check me out... I wasn't very far along with tay yet & they wanted to do an ultrasound to check. My mind was wandering in fear worrying for the baby but also because again I had failed to wear undies. The male nurse informed me he was going to have to pull down my sweats & undies to do an ultrasound....when I informed him he wouldn't be doing that to me as I had none on & didn't think it was a good idea he assured me he'd seen it all before. I politely assured him he may had seen it all before but he hadn't nor would he ever see mine. Finally I decided it was probably in the baby's best interest to have the ultrasound & of course almost 18 years later she's fine. So the moral of this story kids is always keep your muff covered with clean or at this point even dirty undies:)

For the love of sag pull your britches up!

The other day at the mall I noticed a huge trend that I generally try to ignore.... Saggy baggy britches! Now boys & men back in my day & that was only in the late 80's & early 90's we girls like to admire a good booty! You didn't have to wear your pants so tight that we could see your moose knuckle but you could let us guess boxers or briefs. Now there is no guessing involved. I know what you're wearing, who they're by, & sometimes the inner workings of your crack.... Gross! How can I tell what your booty looks like when you've got your britches pulled down to your knees & your boxers are all bunched up? So anyways just my thought for the day...
pull up your britches PLEASE!