Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All I want for Christmas...

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Ours was wonderfully relaxing!!

Time to start thinking about Christmas---only 3 more weeks of school.  The countdown is ON!

I'm done shopping for my little princess, and only have a few more gifts to obtain for others.  So now I am going to share with you my WISHlist--heavy on the wish, a little bit at a time!!!

For some reason I am dying for some hair tools this year:

I *heart* the Poof Comb!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rue La La $20 Credit!

If you don't have a Rue La La account, this would be a great time to get one!  From now until October 25, if you sign up through my referral link you will receive a $20 credit, instead of the usual $10 !!

Rue La La, the destination for 2-day-only Boutiques, is filled with the designers we love at private sale prices. It's free, fabulous, and invitation-only. Here's your invitation!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wonderful Winnings!

Last month I was the lucky winner in Nouveau Cheap's fantastic E.L.F. contest!  Here are the fantastic items I won!!!

Thank you, G!  And thank you E.L.F!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sugar Doll Blogger Award!

The darling Belle at The Tale of a Southern Belle gave me the Sugar Doll Blogger Award.  
Thank you, Belle!
Check out her blog, it's fabulous!!

The  rules of this award are to thank the person who gave it to you, share 10 things about yourself and then give the award to 10 newly discovered bloggers.

Here are my 10:

1.  I have an almost 7 year old daughter.

2.  I am a first grade teacher.

3.  I have been married to my man for 12 1/2 years.

4.  We have 2 puggies.

5.  This is my motto:

6.  I am left handed.

7.   I love to read more than just about anything.

8.  My favorite food is sushi.

9.  I love makeup.

10.  My favorite music in the world is made by Fleetwood Mac.
And I send the award to:
1.  The Brocks Rock!
2.  Saltwater Dreams
3.  Just A Girl Blogging
4.  Tickled Pink and Green
5.  Bella Make Up
6.  LanaIndiana
7.  The Gloss Goss
8.  Her Highness of Cute
9.  Being Mrs. Cullins
10.  Teaching in Heels

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Favorite Primer!

Photo by Nouveau Cheap

I have mentioned before on my blog that my skin seems to get oilier, the older I get.  I am always on the hunt for a mattifying primer to keep my makeup from sliding right off my face!  Back in March, the lovely Recessionista over at Nouveau Cheap recommended Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer.  I really wanted to try it, but could not find it anywhere.   Fast forward 4 months, and I found it at one of my Walmarts.

LOVE it!  Please go read Recessionista's Review, and check out her entire blog---she is amazing!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beauty Would You Rather TAG!

 I shamelessly stole this from the lovely Veronika!
1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up? 
Messy hair with nice makeup!  My hair is usually messy anyway!

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
Yuck!  Eyelashes falling out, I suppose.  Brows would just be freakish.
3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm? 
80's perm, cause I rocked once- I can rock it again! LOL

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Overdone blush--cannot stand the foundation line!

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public? 
MC Hammer pants!

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered? 
I'd rather have tan lines.

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color? 
Bad color, because you can redye it. 

9.Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?
Twitter. I *heart* YT!
10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?  
Brushes- I can totally go without them, but mascara is my favorite cosmetic!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

3 Things I'm Loving!

A few things I'm loving right now...

***Homemade SaLsA!
(not my salsa pictured!)
I live in the land of Tex-Mex, and have eaten lots of different salsas---or "hot sauce" as we call it.  This is my all-time favorite recipe from my dear friend, Victor "V-Lo" Lopez.  When he told me how to make it, I was shocked at the simplicity!

1 large can diced tomatoes
2-3 jalapeno peppers (stems cut off)
salt to taste
blend ingredients in a blender or food processor

It is just so fresh and delicious!  You can adjust the heat by adding or subtracting jalapenos.  I use 2 with seeds, and it is usually fine for my six year old.

***MAC Greasepaint Stick
These sticks are like a better vesion of a MAC Shadestick.  They make a smoky eye a snap!  I use them as a base for my shadow---they keep it in place on my oily lids.  They come in several colors, all in a kind of black base- hence the greatness for a smoky look.  I am loving the gray, navy and purple ones.  Also, the plain black does a fantastic job on the waterline.

***Destroyed Skinny Jeans
Wearing these a ton, rolled up or down.  LOVE and only $19.99!


Friday, June 18, 2010

99 Memories

I saw this cute survey on Same Sweet Girl's Blog.
Here is a list of 99 memories.  I've highlighted the ones I've experienced.
Do it on your blog and link back!!!  :)

1. started your own blog

2. slept under the stars (once in the back of a truck and quite a few times camping)

3. played in a band

4. visited hawaii (every island!)

5. watched a meteor shower

6. given more to charity than you could afford to

7. been to disney

8. climbed a mountain

9. held a praying mantis

10. sung a solo

11. bungee jumped

12. visited paris

13. watched a thunder and lightning storm

14. taught yourself an art from scratch

15. adopted a child

16. had food poisoning

17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty

18. grown your own vegetables

19. seen the mona lisa in france

20. slept on an overnight train

21. had a pillow fight

22. hitch hiked

23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. built a snow fort

25. held a lamb

26. gone skinny dipping

27. run a marathon

28. ridden in a gondola in venice

29. seen a total eclipse

30. watched a sunrise or sunset

31. hit a home run

32. been on a cruise

33. seen niagara falls in person

34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. seen an amish community

36. taught yourself a new language

37. had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person

39. gone rock climbing

40. seen michelangelo’s david in person

41. sung karaoke

42. seen old faithful erupt

43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. visited africa

45. walked on a beach by moonlight

46. been transported in an ambulance

47. had your portrait painted

48. gone deep sea fishing

49. seen the sistine chapel in person

50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris

51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. kissed in the rain

53. played in the mud

54. gone to a drive-in theater

55. been in a movie

56. visited the great wall of china

57. started a business

58. taken a martial arts class

59. visited russia

60. served at a soup kitchen

61. sold girl scout cookies

62. gone whale watching

63. gotten flowers for no reason

64. donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. been sky diving

66. visited a concentration camp

67. bounced a check

68. flown in a helicopter

69. saved a favorite childhood toy

70. visited the lincoln memorial

71. eaten caviar

72. pieced a quilt

73. stood in times square

74. toured the everglades

75. been fired from a job

76. seen the changing of the guard in london

77. broken a bone

78. been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. seen the grand canyon in person

80. published a book

81. visited the vatican

82. bought a brand new car

83. walked in jerusalem

84. had your picture in the newspaper

85. kissed a stranger at midnight on new year’s eve

86. visited the white house

87. killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. had chickenpox

89. saved someone’s life

90. sat on a jury

91. met someone famous

92. joined a book club

93. gotten a tattoo

94. had a baby

95. seen the alamo in person

96. swam in the great salt lake

97. been involved in a law suit

98. owned a cell phone

99. been stung by a bee

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Preppy Mafia Giveaway!

Head on over to The Preppy Mafia to enter their fabulous giveaway!!!  It's full of sweet pink & green swag!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Day at the Japanese Gardens

My sweet girl and I enjoyed an afternoon at our city's Botanic Gardens recently.  
It was so beautiful and relaxing!

I think this last one is her attempt at looking "saintly".  She did receive a few "Lives of the Saints" books in her Easter basket!  LOL


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