Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Lots of GOOD things have already happened (or will be happening:) today:
1. God woke me up and gave me another GORGEOUS day to enjoy! We each wake up to a gift first thing in the morning---what a WONDERFUL GOD we serve!
2. I'm going to have lunch with some of my FAVORITE peeps today! Happy Early Birthday Lisa and Leslie!
3. Trav called and told me our laptop was repaired and upgraded to last another 5-10 years for just $50! Yay!
4. I found this cell phone holder in some junk being thrown away at work and I must admit it's pretty handy:) I've become "Mrs. Cell Phone Holster Wearer"....if you haven't seen this you MUST google it! FUNNY!
Speaking of GREAT THINGS....I gotta brag on this lasagna Molly made!
She used Buddy, The Kitchen Boss's, traditional familly recipe and it was DE-VINE!
Look at all the layers---nommmm! Mo is becoming quite the chef!
I won't be back 'til Monday because this weekend is jam-packed busy with Ali's Pageant, Church, and Makayla's 1st Birthday party---and I can't wait!
Oh---and Sunday, in honor of the 1st day of spring, you can get a free italian ice at Rita's from 12-9 pm!
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I DID NOT wanna get pinched today...
...so I thought green fingers and green toes might do the trick! PLUS--a green outfit---just to be on the safe side:)
Then, I cut out a circle from my other piece of paper for the middle and taped it on. I finished it off with two Easter egg stickers and a flower left over from my dishtowel project.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Fun! Fun! Fun!
1. Hot Glue Gun
2. A spool of pretty "springy/Eastery" looking ribbon. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $1.50. It was 40% off:)
3. Plain towels. I got these for $1 each at Dollar Tree. I loved the colors they had to choose from.
4. Some kind of embellishment. I found these flowers for 39 cent each at Hobby Lobby.
Now, if your glue gun is smokin', you're ready to start! Actually, if your glue gun is REALLY smoking, you might wanna replace it soon:) That was just a figure of speech:)
Literally, all you do is glue a strip of ribbon across the front and then glue on your embellishment. It's THAT EASY!
What do you think?
Cute, Simple, Cheap, Easy, and only took about 10 minutes!
My sisterfriend, Mo, has a blue kitchen so I grabbed the blue one for her:) They would make GREAT gifts for Mother's Day which is right around the corner! Or teacher's gifts for Easter:)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tip#1: NEVER leave home without "The Little Coupon Book". In it you'll find TONS of great coupons for eating out. I usually pick mine up at a gas station near my house at the first of the month.
So....let's just go on in and see what this place is all about:)
The atmosphere is quiet and quaint, perfect if you just wanna have a nice relaxing lunch break...which was exactly what I wanted! A friend of mine was working the register so that was a nice surprise, too! I chose the Turkey Bacon Ranch sandwich combo. It came with whole grain bread and I left off the ranch and cheese (to save calories:) but kept the bacon because it was DELICIOIUS! The sandwich was HUGE and I was pleasantly full when I finished:)
Monday, March 14, 2011
*Info courtesy of Chick-fil-a *
Chose any product from the list on the left to view nutrition totals.
Waffle Potato Fries medium
DELETE ITEM CLEAR ALL PRINT
8g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
I could just smack myself! However, the damage has been done, and healthier choices must be made in the future!!!
So...here's to eating very lightly tonight!
There was SO much going on this weekend that I barely had time to breathe:) But it was AMAZINGLY FUN!!!
I got to do pageant interview makeup for a friend of mine, Brittney, from my church at home.... She's a GORGEOUS girl so it took no time at all!
I wish I had a picture of my friend Brittney too but I don't:( I'm hoping her mom posted one on facebook!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I'm already off my makeup kick---I get into something so intensely for a few days, weeks, ect. but then all the sudden I'm just not that interested in it anymore and I'm ready to move on to something else:)
So since I've lost interest, if I told you I would do a makeover for you and you still want me to, I'll be more than happy too:) Please just leave me a comment so I'll know who you are. If you DON'T neccesarily want one and just volunteered to be a good friend and help me, then THANKS but I'm just putting this hobby on the back burner for a little while. I have SO MANY things I need to be doing and putting effort into that DESERVE more of my time and energy right now.
So----I'm sure my next interest is sure to pop up soon....and you know I'll tell you all about it:)
You guys keep BEING RADIANT!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I was so excited about yesterday's extravagant purchases that I couldn't wait to use them this morning. I was LESS THAN IMPRESSED with the results:(
For years I have KNOWN that most drug store cosmetics perform VERY WELL for everyday use (If you are shooting for a magazine or something, then you might wanna bring out the big guns (aka the really expensive stuff) but for me....I'm going back to my drug store favorites:) Considering my mom is, in my opinion, one of the most BEAUTIFUL women in the entire world and has used nothing but drug store brands her whole life, I REALLY should've been more wise:)
The concealer, which cost $18, was so similar to the one I've been using that cost me around $6 so it's going back to Ulta. I truly did not think it was any better, once I put it on my face, than any others I've ever tried.
Secondly, the Stila highlighter....it is very pretty but for $22 I can get a wet and wild product very similar for SO MUCH LESS!
Lastly, the Benefit powder was the product I was MOST happy with:) It went on so smoothly and really feels lightweight, like you aren't wearing any makeup at all. BUT....it cost a whopping $32 so it is probably going back too...my covergirl compact is about 90% as good but about 80% cheaper:)
I can't believe I fell for the consumerism and marketing tricks! Ugh! I read several books recently that all insisted that the higher dollar products were MUCH BETTER but after a quick look back...I think it's because they want you to buy THEIR PRODUCTS! I figured those guys out!
So, I'm taking my "they got one over on me" booty to Ulta for a quick refund and a clean slate!
Happy Bargain Hunting!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
So, you wanna see what's in my bag???
New Product#1 Smashbox concealer in 02. It was $18 but it was SO WORTH IT! I tested it on my hand and instantly knew it was exactly what I was looking for. Blendable, lightweight, oil-free and a natural color. Not all people need oil-free products but I do:)
New Product #2
Stila all over shimmer duo
The perfect highlighter for cheeks, eyes and on the cupid's bow of the lip...a little trick that instantly makes your upper lip appear plumper:) It was $22 but since you only need a DAB it should last awhile.
New Product #3
Sorry it's sideways:) Benefit "Hello Flawless" custom powder cover up---I'm in love! It had the perfect yellow undertones to match my skin and covered flawlessly when I tested it on my wrist (which is the place you should also test cosmetics since it's closest to your face's color) I don't wanna tell you how much this one cost because my husband might read this...hehe! Think of it as an investment in YOU!
We really DO belong together:)
I have been trying to save money by buying cheaper stuff for my face but it really does't make much sense. Spend as much as you can afford on a REALLY good concealer, foundation, and highlighter because the pricey one's have more pigments, staying powder, and you need less to look FABULOUS! Save money by buying less expensive eyeshadow, blushers, (although you need atleast one GOOD blush) lipsticks, and glosses.
Now...Wish me luck finding that part time job!