6.14.2012

Soul Detox



I went out today and collected some goodies to start the #Shereadstruth 'Soul Detox'! I cant wait to start it! Go check out their blog to learn more about it :D She Reads Truth

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6.11.2012

The newest member of our family!

Well, back about three months ago our daughter came to us asking for a bunny. After some time of debating this we told her if she could show us responsibility in keeping her room clean, and listening to what she was told then we would get her one once school was out! After researching different kinds of bunnies{I wanted one that would stay small, easy maintenance, and had a sweet personality} I came across a breed called Dwarf Hotots. I located a breeder close to us and after talking with her about this breed we decided this was the one for us. So yesterday after church we drove to pick her up.

Meet Blossom ...

She is such a sweet girl! She seems to like being held, although she has gotten a little skiddish every now and then. Our daughter is in love with her and is constantly at her cage watching every move she makes. She isn't suppose to get bigger than 3lbs, but usually they stay about 2.5, she was also one of the smaller ones in the litter, so she may stay smaller than that! {I hope she does} :D




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6.03.2012

Beauty Haul!



Well, after much search for some very hard to find lipstick today, I decided to do a
little beauty haul post!


I'm just going to list the products that I purchased, a few I have tried out already and some I haven't.


-Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin in the color Natural Tan
{I have not used this yet!}
-LOreal 24hr Infallible Eyeshadow in 997 Eternal Sunshine
{I absolutely LOVE this color, it has some shimmer in it and its a very very pretty golden shade! Love Love Love!}
-Maybelline Super Stay Concealer in the shade Cream
{I have been using this for the last few days, I love the coverage and it does last most of the day!}
-Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner in Black
{Not too sure I love this, its ok, but I feel it doesn't consistently refill itself. So I leave it upside down when I store it}
-Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in the Limited Edition Porcelain Line
in the colors 865 Nude Nuances, and 860 Smooth Taupe.
{Their was much much talk about this new line all over the internet because the color 865 is suppose to be a dupe of MAC's Hue. And since I'm a huge MAC fan I had to track some down and after searching 5 different stores I FINALLY found some! :) And I love them!}


So, if you are in the market for any of these products go check these out! 





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5.14.2012

National Law Enforcement Week


This week is National Law Enforcement week. Please take a minute to thank those that risk their lives and go out every day to serve and protect ours! My husband is one of those people, I am so proud of him and what he does. I know that in our daily lives we don't really think about what these people do, other than give us tickets. You may even be mad at one now, but think of it from another point of view. Who do you call when you are in car accident, or if you think someone is trying to break into your home, and even if you have been assaulted? You call them, they respond, possibly in a very dangerous situation to help, or even save a life. They may even lose their life by saving yours. They don't just give traffic tickets, they save lives. Thank you to each and every one of you that risk your life every day for me!



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5.11.2012

A few of my favorites!

So, I thought I'd do a little product recommendation for today's post!

I have a few products that I always have to keep in stock at my house, and salon just because I LOVE them so much!

The first one is Revlon's Grow Luscious Mascara! I absolutely love this stuff! I get it in waterproof because my eyes are kinda watery sometimes, and I get Blackest Black for the color. It goes on great, and I really feel like I have seen a difference in the growth of my lashes. I use to shed lashes on a daily basis, and I don't feel that happens anymore! So, I highly recommend this one! I'm probably on my 8th tube by now! I usually purchase this at my local Walmart.

Second is the Beauty Blender. This thing is awesome! And it even comes in a cute little package! You dampen it, and then you apply your makeup with it. It honestly gives your face a flawless look! Love it so much! I ordered mine off of Sephora.

Next up is one of my favorite leave in hair conditioners! Its called Its a 10 Miracle Leave In with Keratin. This spray has saved my hair from having to be cut off! My hair had gotten really dry and brittle this past winter, and I purchased this leave in spray and it honestly has really helped my hair a lot! I also used the shampoo and conditioner as well, and they work great as a set! The whole Its a 10 line is great because all of their products are advertised to do 10 different things in just one product.

This particular product says:
1. Maintenance of Keratin straightening treatments
2. Increases styling and manageability
3. Perfect for all hair types
4. Replaces lost protein
5.Protects the natural Keratin in hair
6. Protects against heat
7. Restores hydration balance
8. Detangles, defrizzes, and adds shine
9. Strengthens hair structure
10. Seals cuticle for extra silky hair

So, if this sounds like a must for your hair, go try it out! You can purchase it at most hair salons!

And my last product recommendation for today is this Joico Hairspray in JoiMist Firm. I have been using it for about the last six months, and I love it! It has great hold, and doesn't make my hair all sticky, and it also doesn't leave a residue on my hair! It doesn't have a bad smell either! You can also purchase this at most hair salons!



Well, that's all I have for today! I hope that I was able to help you on your future purchases if you were thinking about using these products! But please know that I was not paid, or given free products to do these reviews. I purchased these products on my own, and the review is solely based on my own opinions!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Moms out there! :)





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5.10.2012

My my, where has the time gone?

Well, it has been way longer than I want to accept since my last post. I was really trying to keep this blog going, but time just got away from me with all the chaos going on in my life recently! So, hopefully I can keep things going in the right direction this time! :D

But on to the fun stuff...

I recently purchased some hair extensions online from FoxyLocksExtensions. I have been trying to grow my hair out for over a year now, and it is just taking forever! So, I bit the bullet and ordered them! I chose express delivery and I got them within a week! I was so excited when they came in and immediately went to the bathroom to put them in! I did a lot of research online to find a company that I felt I could trust, and get my moneys worth with the product. I found a couple that I was trying to decide between, but I just felt like the FoxyLocks were the best decision for me. I ordered the 20'' 120gram in color 1B. I LOVE them! I can honestly put these in in under five minutes, and people cant tell they are extensions! Even my customers that see me all the time, some have come in and are amazed because they honestly thought my hair grew that fast since their last visit! :P

Here are my before and after photos:



Soooo, if you are looking for some hair extensions, I really have been pleased with my purchase, and plan to order again from them when I need a new set!


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2.01.2012

Spring is here! ... Well at least for Thirty-One! :)


Love Thirty One? Well, you'll love that the NEW Spring Catalog was released today!!! This bag is the new Casual Cargo Purse in Black Paisley Parade, and the cute little flower is the new Pink Pin Dots! Want one? Well, just go visit my site!

&& P.S. Spend $31 and then pick any other product of your choice for 31% OFF!
Happy Shopping! :)
Have questions? Shoot me an email!






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On a Semi-Wordless Wednesday!

I WON! I WON! I never win anything, so this is super exciting for me! :) 
 Elina is getting this Zoobies Pet thanks to  Terin!




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1.27.2012

On turning Sixteen... Umm, I mean 26 :/

Picture from here.

Well, as you read, I am now officially 26... oh yipppeee! {insert sarcasim} Not that Im not completely thankful to be able to celebrate my 26th Birthday, its just, where the heck has the time gone?! I remember my 16th birthday celebration very well. I had all my closest friends over, I banned my parents to their bedroom for the night, and we partied our little hearts out all night long! Looking back now, I was extremely lucky to have been blessed with such awesome parents. They knew when to put their foot down, but they also knew how to trust me, and let me have a little freedom as well. And who would have thought, ten years from that day Id be where I am now. Im completely amazed with all the things that have happend since then. I hadnt met my soon to be husband at that point, it was shortly after. At that time, I was wrapped up in another guy that was bad news and didnt really care whether he left me crying every night or not. I was working as a waitress then with a couple of my friends, and trying to save for a cheap car. And I had enrolled in Cosmetology at school, absolutely positive that was what I was going to be doing forever! {&& I was right! Score!} And from that point, my life was just unraveling before my eyes. I met my other half, graduated, started working in a salon, bought a house, got married, and had a little princess, became my own boss, and now TTC our second little one! Id say the last 10 years have been pretty eventful, and they continue to be! I hope that ten years from now, I can say that Ive accomplished more of my dreams and aspirations. I may be a little less sain by then considering my little girl will be excitedly planning her Sweet 16th {... oh my, now I may cry.} But all in all, it will be a blessing!

1.25.2012

Wordless Wednesday...


Im glad its Wordless Wednesday, because I have no words for my poor baby Juke :(




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1.24.2012

Tuesday's Food Day!



Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

I got this recipe from this site, and thought it looked delicious! So, I decided to make it my own and cook it in the crock pot! Im also adding chicken because the husband has to have meat of some kind in his dinner menu! ;)

Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb spinach, fresh or frozen, defrosted
1 – 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes (with oregano and basil)
1 lb package orzo pasta
2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
2 quarts water
olive oil
Method
1. Preheat a large soup. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, spinach, chicken or vegetable stock and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
2. Add orzo cook for 12 – 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender.

1.20.2012

Friday Fact Day!

This photo belongs to Peace.Love.Chaos

Ive become kind of in love with this tattoo. I had been wanting it for a long time, and finally got up the nerve to do it last year. Then it really became sentimental to me after my Nanny passed in August. I got it when she was fighting cancer, and it ended up being the last thing seen before she died. So, now every time I look at this, I think of her...

1.19.2012

Oh my...


Yes, I know, your jaw dropped too huh? I found the above picture here on Pinterest & here.. I. AM. IN. LOVE!!! I told Matthew that I was seriously considering remarrying him just so I could wear this dress. It honest to goodness has my name all over it! If only I could go back 7 years! :(

1.17.2012

Me, at the moment...

. I'm enjoying the 4 day weekend I had with my little family. Today was a little unexpected, but thats the joy of being self employed!

. My nerves are in all directions anticipating the next 3 weeks! Trying not to think about it, which in my mind is an extremely hard thing to do.

. Thinking that my birthday is in 10 days, and Im not ready to turn 26, 16 would be nice though ;)

. Having a hard time believing that my little girl is going to be six in just a couple months!

. Needing to get back to my crocheting and finish the few scarves I started...

. Trying to decide if driving 2 hrs away just to go to Olive Garden for our birthdays (mine and my hubby's) is worth it... {Which it really is, but Im trying to be frugal and not spend extra money}

. Enjoying the 80's & 90's station on IHeartRadio!

. Loving that my hair is grooowing! :D

. Thinking about reopening my Etsy shop! <--Pinterest has really got my creative mind flowing!

. && Excited about all the new products Thirty One has come out with for Spring! EEeeee! :D

1.16.2012

Where has all the good music gone?

I remember when I was a little girl, and I would be riding in the car with my parents with the music playing. All I can remember is wondering why in the world they thought it was good music. I use to tell them that when I grew up I would always like the same music my kids liked... well Im sad to say, that is never going to happen! I cant even seem to listen to the local radio anymore. Thank goodness for IHeartRadio and Pandora! I plugged my iPhone in while I was folding laundry this evening, and it took me back to high school, when the only cares I had were what boy I liked, and what I was doing that weekend with my girlfriends. To me thats what music is about, hearing that song play and it taking you back to exactly what you were doing when you heard it the first time... Like for example, Staind "Its been awhile" (which is still my most favorite song) I remember the day that my best friend and I went to the mall to buy this CD right after we heard it play on the radio just so we could hear it on repeat for hours. And The Calling's "Wherever you will go" I was at Potomac Mills with 2 of my best friends in the world, I walked in to the music store and started playing this song, and immediately started to cry. It made me think of my 'boyfriend' at the time that lived out of town and I missed horribly. And another favorite is Hanson's "Every word I say" this one is really special to me because I was listening to this song on my way to the church the day I got married! :) I remember bouncing around in the seat, singing to the top of my lungs, with a cheesy smile on my face! One of the best days ever! I cant say that any song Ive heard recently brings back such vivid memories as those. I just hope when Elina starts really getting into her own music I can be tolerate of it or convert her to my side! :)

1.15.2012

On a lovely Sunday...


Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Since going into business for myself I decided that I would take off every Sunday and Monday so that I am able to spend more time with my family, and get my butt back to church on a regular basis. Today, after a wonderful church service Elina and I went out for lunch before we had to do the dreaded grocery shopping. My husband is working today, but we got lucky enough to be able to meet up for lunch on his break. After enjoying a nice lunch, we did the grocery shopping and headed home. Cleaning was next on the chore list and after that was done it was finally time to relax and do nothing! Thats what Sundays are all about right? Doing nothing? Id say so! So, thats what Im doing for the rest of the day, cuddling up on the couch with Elina and watching movies!

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday!

1.14.2012

Welcome 2012!

Man am I glad 2011 is over... Lets do a quick recap since I was MIA all year {My bad :/ }

February: We welcomed my sweet little niece into the world! {Possibly the best moment in 2011} && we decided to start TTC again for baby #2
March: My baby girl turned 5! && We found out my husband is diabetic...
May: We found out my Nanny's cancer had spread to her brain...
July: Matt had a horrible spike in his sugar.. took a trip to the ER, and many doc visits to get it back under control..
August: I lost my Nanny :'( && Elina started Kindergarten!
October: I had to make one of the hardest career decisions Ive had to make {But a dream} I left the company I had been with for 8 yrs to go independent at my own place!
December: We had a wonderful Christmas.. but by this point I was ready for a new year!

So, as you can see it was a bit of a hot mess last year! Im glad to be able to start fresh with a new year, and hopefully a better one at that!

Things going on ATM:
.We have decided to pursue the TTC journey with a little more force... keep your fingers crossed that this month will be the month for us!
.The new shop is going great! I didnt really realize how stressful my life was before until now. Its nice to just have to worry about myself and thats it!
.We are planning for our summer vacation!
.Pinterest is becoming my addiction.. :/

I guess thats enough babbling for now! && hopefully it wont be another year before I post again.. Im trying to get better at that! ;)