Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Todd is here this weekend and thank goodness we are able to celebrate the house sale because we were at the end of our rope being apart. Sloan is having a great time with his Daddy, Asher is talking both his ears off and unfortunately Holden is trying to recover from Strep Throat. We have our DJ and dance partner back. Life is good.
Yes, Todd does throw my precious baby up to the ceiling and just about gives me a heart attack. The squeals were huge after that trick.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Yes, it is an ode to Iowa theme. Any reason for me to incorporate a red barn :) The above invitation is my "prototype" hardly Martha perfect.
If you ever come across Martha's old Kids magazines(she doesn't publish them anymore) at a second hand book store grab them. They are full of fabulous ideas that I have used over and over again and not just for kiddies.
And while I am on the Martha subject, she has a great line of scrappy things at Michael's Craft Store. Just your classic special touch kind of stuff. I walked by these stickers and had to have them. I really wish she still had her line of home items at Kmart. Now that stuff rocked. It was like shag green(one of her signature colors) heaven. Everything was so...well....Martha. Loved it.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I am seriously the last person who should be giving out beauty tips, but in a quest to make my blog more useful to my readers(I do have readers don't I?), I am sharing with you what I use to make myself presentable to the world.
With that said, I am a loyal consumer. I try new things, but when I find something that works I stick with it. I have determined that is why I am such a poor coupon user, I can't change products on a weekly basis. When I love it, I use it and that makes me happy. So these are tried and true products that I can say with confidence would make you happy too.
Now with ALL that said. Let's get the proper perspective on my makeup bag. I'm a stay at home mom. I feel confident sharing makeup tips with you because possibly my readers are too(I do have readers don't I?-I mean Jenny can't be my only follower, although she IS my only commenter...hmmm...)If my job was taking me out of my house, this look may not fly, but it's not. So if your a Paris runway model(or my sister Kit)stop laughing.
1. Face. I love Bare Essentials Mineral Makeup. It is true I ordered my original kit off an infomercial, but also at the recommendation of my friend Kristi. It is great for sensitive skin, which I have. It is great for people who detest heavy liquid foundation, which I do. It is great for moms who want to get kissably close to their babies without leaving a mark, which I appreciate. I swear this makeup looks better later in the day, even after I sweat in the tropical summers of Iowa-can your liquid foundation say that?-I think not.
2. Eyes. First step is Mr Frosty. I use it in the corner of my eyes as a highlighter to hide all the hours of sleep I haven't had. Something about the white color in the corner diminishes the bloodshot look of my tired eyeballs. If it has been a particularly bad night I use it on my top lid as well like eye liner. Step 2 of eyes is shadow. I like to use a shiny neutral base all over my lid and a matte powder just in the corner. My sister says I can do shiny in my 30s, not sure why at 40 it's not a good idea, but I don't question my elders(tee hee). Ok, step 3 is crucial and maybe the one you don't do. CURL YOUR LASHES. I dream of Latisse, but for now I will settle for curling. Last step is mascara. I personally like dark black. I'm sure there are some people who should use brown, and if that's me I don't care. I like the above brand(all above products were purchased at Sephora, click on picture to enlarge brand names), it was a gift from my sister-she's so nice.
3. Hair. I color, blow dry and flat iron my hair. I have also inherited frizzy ends. I pretty much can't over moisturize, but who has time to stand in the shower all day for that. I use Lanza leave in conditioner on the ends. Then the MoroccanOil all over. I was watching the Today show the other morning and Hoda featured it as one of her favorite products. I'm with her on that! The oil smells wonderful and leaves a beautiful shine, especially if you use a lot of heat like me.
Not pictured, but oh so important, is the last step. Lipstick. It's like the icing people!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
As you can tell we need a camera/skype, but for now this will have to do :) Enjoy these thighs, they won't be around for long. hugs.
*take note of Trucker totally stalking that baby. He can't wait for his booty to move so he can attack the crumbs in his seat. stinker.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
This lamp happens to be a Target purchase a couple of years ago. It has been in every room of my house at one time or another. It's most recent spot was the living room, but after the boys shattered(via a pillow) my glass lamp in the family room, I have been unsuccessfully trying to find a lamp for my blue table. Yes, I realize this lamp is glass as well, but it is thick and more durable than the last-I think(?) it may work in this space. My issue is the shade. It was a little dressy for my family room.