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Friday, September 30, 2011

Reviews And Giveaways Coming Up!

I'm so excited and can hardly wait for my first 2 reviews/giveaways. I hope you all will enter and tell your friends to enter too! I thought I would let you guys know, ahead of time, in case something went wrong lol. For instance, I have never used Rafflecopter and I've set it all up, but that doesn't mean it will work right...for me anyways lol! So, with that said, good luck to me (lol) but most importantly.....good luck to all who enters!!!!  Oh and....

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ads That Wouldn't Work Today

I came across some vintage ads and my only words were... wow!  Some are funny and some are rather disturbing.


Vintage Ads








Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Great Giveaway at Closer To Lucy's

Pür Minerals 5-Piece NEW Start Now Kit!

Go and check out the giveaway going on over at Closer To Lucy's.  One lucky winner will win a starter kit, in your preferable shade, from Pur Minerals.  I have never tried anything from this company before so this would be a nice win!  The contest is for US entries only and will end 12:01 am EST on October 12, 2011.  Good luck to all the entrants!  Enter here
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Texas Heat





For those of us that have the pleasure of living in Texas....gotta love this! (lol)


Dear Diary: June 1st:
Just moved to Texas! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

June 14th:
Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an Air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:
Fell asleep by the community pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body). Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ole sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:
I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and ****s. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ole Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th:
Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?

Aug. 4th:
It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.

Aug. 8th:
If another wise a** cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

Aug. 9th:
Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when sat on the seats in the car, I thought my ass was on fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass . . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass, and baked cat.

Aug 10th:
The weather report might as well be a da*n recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do **** for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.

Aug. 14th:
Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here?? Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.

I Need More Crock Pot Days



Do any of you just have those days where you just don't want to cook and when your family is starving, they all look at you expecting a delicious meal in less than 5 minutes?   Yes, that happens to me like ummm every single day.  So I have decided that I will get out the lovely (hardly used) crock pot and actually use it!  While I don't have any crock pot recipes, at the moment, I did a little searching on the internet and found out about Crock Pot Girls on facebook.  Wow, with over 1,000,000 fans, they must be doing something right!  You can check them out on facebook or their website.  They have tons of recipes so you are sure to find something you and your family will love.  I can't wait to try out some of the recipes.  I'll keep you posted as to how it all turns out!  Have a fabulous day everyone!!
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Men Do Cry

A beautiful poem



Men-Do-Cry


I heard quite often “men don’t cry” Though no one ever told me why So when I fell and skinned a knee No one came to comfort me.And when some bully boy at schoolWould pull a prank so mean and cruelI’d quickly learn to turn and quip

“It doesn’t hurt”, and bite my lip.
So as I grew to reasoned years I learned to stifle any tears. Though “be a big boy” it began, Quite soon I learned to ” be a man”. And I could play that stoic role While storm and tempest wracked my soul No pain or setback could there be
Could wrest one single tear from me.
Then one long night I stood nearby And helplessly watched my son die, And quickly found to my surprise That all that tearless talk was lies. And still I cry and have no shame I cannot play that ” big boy” game, And openly without remorse
I let my sorrow take it’s course.
So those of you who can’t abide A man you’ve seen whose often cried, Reach out to him with all your heart
As one whose life’s been torn apart.
For men do cry when they can see Their loss of immorality. And tears will come in endless streams
When mindless fate destroys their dreams.

- written by Ken Faulk




 
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Why Do Women Cry?

Why do women cry

For those that have never read this before, it's a must read.  I'm one that cries for just about anything.  I'm such an emotional person and I have always thought about that as being a sign of weakness....which, of course, it isn't.  After reading this, it just filled my heart with joy and pride (and, of course, my eyes with tears).  You can find it here http://www.turnbacktogod.com/.



“Why are you crying?”, a young boy asked his Mom.
“Because I’m a woman,” she told him. “I don’t understand,” he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will, but that’s O.K.”… Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?”. “All women cry for no reason,” was all his Dad could say… The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked “God, why do women cry so easily?”
GOD answered…
When I made woman, I decided she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort…I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining…I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly…
She has the very special power to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager’s anxieties and fears…I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart…I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to use whenever needed and it is her only weakness.
When you see her cry, tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even though she may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow Me On Facebook...Please??

Hey everyone!  I finally have my facebook page up and would love it if you guys would 'like' my page.  I sure will return the love!

Possible Free Suave Products


Suave has been running this for quite some time, but for those that don't know about it here's how it works.  Go to the Suave CanYouTell.com website and try to guess which product, used on the models, are Suave products. There are several prizes to be won.  They range from a .50 off coupon all the way to a year's worth of Suave products.  I played a while back and chose the styling tool and they sent me a blow dryer...pretty cool!  You could also win a coupon for 1 free product or 2 free products.  Several prizes to be won.  So head on over there, play, and have fun!  Happy Friday Everyone!

P.S.  Prizes are reset at the end of each week at 12:00:01 am EST





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The New Sedu ICON Prive Dryer




Ok, I'm ALOST at a lost for words here....$700????  I will say that I have their straightener and it is a fantastic straightener (I actually won it thanks to Sedu) and I'm sure their blow dryers are awesome too, BUT with that price tag...I just don't see many of us "average shoppers" being able to afford this.  On their facebook page, Sedu asks how much would you pay for it...hmmm NOT $700 that's for sure.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Have Yourself A Good Laugh





Cute #1


As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies. The fault is not mine!


Cute #2 --- SO FUNNY!



In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed to stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

On a Sears hairdryer -- Do not use while sleeping.
(Shoot, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair.)

On a bag of Fritos -- You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(the shoplifter special)?

On a bar of Dial soap -- "Directions: Use like regular soap,"
(and that would be how???....)

On some Swanson frozen dinners -- "Serving suggestion: Defrost."
(but, it's "just" a suggestion).

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) -- "Do not turn upside down."
(well...duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding -- "Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowena iron -- "Do not iron clothes on body."
(but wouldn't this save me more time)?

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine -- "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid -- "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(and...I'm taking this because???....)

On most brands of Christmas lights -- "For indoor or outdoor use only."
(as opposed to...what)?

On a Japanese food processor -- "Not to be used for the other use."
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious)

On Sainsbury's peanuts -- "Warning: contains nuts."
(talk about a news flash)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts -- "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."(Step 3: maybe, ooh...fly Delta?)

On a child's Superman costume -- "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)


On a Swedish chainsaw -- "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."(Oh my ..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Whoa Is Me...



I'm so sad, I just deleted ALL of my wonderful comments.  I have so much to learn (lol).  I loved all of my fabulous comments and I'm so heartbroken that they are forever lost in cyberspace..

Free Complimentary Eco Tools Product

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Eco Tools is running a campaign where you can donate your new or used beauty items and in return, they will mail you a coupon for a complimentary Eco Tools product (valued up to 7.99). Some of the products you can donate are cosmetic brushes, body washes and scrubs, body lotions and butter, hand and heel creams, body mists, and body sponges.  How stinking cool is that??!!  Hurry, this will only continue until October 1!  Click Here to read more about it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Super Cool Deal On Yankee Candles!

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Yankee Candle just released this new hot printable coupon…Buy any 2 regularly priced large candle jars or tumblers, Get 1 FREE! This coupon expires on October 2nd.
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thank You To My New Followers

I just want to say thank you to my new followers!  I will have some reviews coming up, in the near future, that I'm extremely excited about!  I can hardly wait for you guys to read about these companies....so thrilled.  These companies make some of the most beautiful pieces I have ever laid my eyes on...seriously.  So stay tuned and I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed weekend :)

inspirational quotes parchment


                              

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."  (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Today Was A Good Day!


UPDATE:  My daughter went to school today and when I picked her up, she was all smiles!  She said that the girls did not bother her at all.  She even talked to her teacher about it.  I'm so happy for her.  I know that this doesn't mean it's over...but all she (we) can do is take it day by day.  If it does happen again, I will be going up to the school and handling it my way.  It feels so good to see my baby smile since all she did was mop around and cry.  The way I look at it, these girls must have low self esteem or even worse.  Sometimes we forget what these kids might be going through at home.  Their home life could be so traumatic day in and day out that their only way to cope with it is take it out on other kids.  I sympathize, with these kids, to a certain level.  Anywho, I'm just so happy that she is happy!  Thank you, wonderful followers, for your kind words.  They will be truly appreciated and remembered for years to come :)
Thursday, September 15, 2011







I'm here with my daughter, on this chilly morning, and I'm really not sure how to handle what is going on.  My daughter is being bullied at school and she is so distraught over it, that I decided to let her stay home for the day.  See, she has a problem with these two girls in her class.  They constantly make fun of her last name and are just down right mean to her. I knew once my baby girl entered middle school that the innocence of her elementary school days would soon be a thing of the past.  I don't know what to tell her or what to even do at this point.  She is not the type of girl to stand up for herself, although I wish she were.  She tries not to let these girls get to her, but it's just not working.  I'm thinking of calling the school and speaking to the principal about this matter.  I just don't want it to make things worse for her... I guess I'm just kinda lost right now.  I absolutely hate to see my kids hurt.. if only I could take her pain away :(

Portrait Review and Giveaway at Memoirs of a Mama



Hey everyone!  Memoirs of a Mama is having a fantastic giveaway right now. One lucky winner will win one of Alisha Vernon's custom Pop Art Portraits for free! What can I say, this artist is Ah-mazing!!  I love everything about it.  Hurry on over and enter.  Good luck to everyone who enters :)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oh My Goodness!









Mitzah Panther Eyeshadow - Jungle Print


I am one to say that I love eyeshadow!  I love to play around with different colors, colors that emphasize my green eyes.  When visiting the Sephora website, I came across this Mitzah Panther Eyeshadow - Jungle Print from Dior.  Cute, yea...would I wear it...probably not.  As I'm scrolling down to the end of the description, I notice the price....$90!!!!!!!  WHAAAA???!!!! $90 for eyeshadow?  I'm having a really hard time understanding why this eyeshadow would cost $90.  If I were to spend that kind of money, it would be on a gorgeous handbag.  I certainly would not spend it on eyeshadow.  Am I alone in thinking that price tag is ridiculous?  Now that I have picked my jaw up from the floor, I'll close this post with a OMGoodness.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TanTowel & On-the-Glow Review & Giveaway at PS Beauty Blog

The Perfect Self-Tanning Towelette!

Who doesn't love nicely bronzed skin!  I do, I do (even though I don't have bronzed skin at the moment lol)!  Ok, there is a super cool giveaway going on over at PS Beauty Blog.  One Lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive 5 (Half Body) TanTowels and a 2oz. bottle of On-the-Glow Self Tanning Moisturizer for the face.  This contest ends on October 2nd.  Good luck everyone...enter here!

Navoh Handbag giveaway at Pink Dandy Chatter



Check out the Navoh giveaway that is happening at Pink Dandy Chatter!  I can tell you right now, I own a Navoh handbag and they are fantastic! The one I have is huge and holds everything I could ever need.  I could go on and on but I won't, so here is the deal on the giveaway..ONE lucky winner will receive a "Mary" Trendy Carry All in Taupe (pictured above) by NAVOH.  This giveaway will end on October 2nd.  Open to US only.  Head on over there now and enter!

Ebay shopping...



If you love Ebay and are looking for some great deals on some pretty cool items, please go check out Skylar Magazine's Ebay listings.  She's got some pretty items listed!  Halloween is just around the corner....

Experience is what you get when you don't stop trying.




I really need to work on this.  I'm so bad about just giving up when things start to get a little hard.  Life isn't always easy, we all go through some things....and what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger :)  Sheesh, I really need to start changing my way of thinking.  Baby steps!  Have a great rest of the evening...Muah!
Monday, September 12, 2011

Enter This Fabulous Giveaway At Sock Monkey Sweeps

Sock Money Sweeps is having her first giveaway.  The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one custom  piece of their choice. So if you love jewelry, like I do, and want to win a fabulous piece that has a mix of Rockstar and Steampunk then why not head on over there and enter via Rafflecopter (how easy is that) The contest ends at midnight on September 16.  Thanks!!!


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