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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Little Christmas Spirit!

I have to be honest, I didn’t go all out like I usually do on decorating for Christmas. I don’t know if it’s because Christmas sort of snuck up on me or because my son is moving around and teething right now so I really didn’t have the time to? I did at least put up two small artificial trees that I got on sale after Christmas last year at Home Depot and a few other pretty things.
Here’s the larger of the two with pre-lit branches and was super easy to setup. 

The smaller one is bare but I hung an ornament my sister made for me to use at our wedding reception that I keep floating around the house because I love it so much! Behind it is the painting I did recently while attending a canvas class. I am no artist so I thought it turned out pretty good!

One of the pre-lit garland I have hanging around is on the mantel. It is very simple and next year I hope to add a lot more to this area!

 Another item my sister gave me was this adorable Marine Toys for Tots - Christmas Village piece. I love it because of the cute bears and my husband is a Marine Veteran.

This is my son’s first Christmas stocking made by my former supervisor. She calls him her “grandson”. She said that there were 80 pieces for her to sew so it took a while! It means a lot that she would make that for him. It is very special!

My mother-in-law gave us this neat lamp that is tall, can be indoor or outdoor, blows snow and plays music!

I also wanted to share with you these awesome soaps that I found at Bath and Body Works (one of my addictions) that smell like trees! Winter is more feminine and the Fresh Balsam is more masculine so even the guys in your house will use it too.
Thank you all for reading and I hope to hear from you! Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FAVORITES: November 2014

Hello! It's that time again to share what I tried and enjoyed from the month of November! Some items I purchased and some were given to me [makes it even better ;)]. Feel free to share your favorites, as well!

I decided to purchase Hard Candy's Glamoflage Heavy Duty Concealer at Walmart to try and find an affordable concealer that covers the dark circles under my eyes and so far I am pretty satisfied! It looks sort of weird if you don't put on foundation along with it but it does the job of masking the circles. Plus…it was cheap!

I also purchased the Maybelline Rocket Volum Mascara at Walmart. It reminds me of a previous (also expensive) brand that I used to buy at Sephora back when I was rolling in the dough. It is also super cheap!!


My sweet sister, Paige, gave me this awesome Elizabeth Mott Cream Shadow Eye Pencil in Pearl from her ipsy bag and I finally tried it out in the month of November! I use it by drawing a line above where my black liquid eyeliner goes to give my eyes a little more color. I love it!
My mom recommended Clear Total Care Shampoo & Conditioner because I have a very dry scalp and skin. I gave it a shot and love it. I really enjoy the scent of it and how healthy my hair feels. If you want to save money on this product, I suggest buying it at Sam's Club. They have big bottles of it for only around $3 more than your local retailer.
Last on my beauty favorites is the Marc Anthony Beach Spray. My friend, Mia, gave this to me and it works great on my wavy hair! It is best to use it while your hair is still wet.
My husband and I were out and about on his day off and stopped in at Pat's Beef Jerky store. We always drive by it and say, "We should stop in there sometime". So we finally did! I loved their Peppered Beef Jerky. The price is comparable to other jerkies but the quality of Pat's is much better. Plus, it's made locally – in Liebenthal, KS – which makes it even better!
That concludes my favorite for November! Maybe next month I will have more of a variety to share with you. Have a great Holiday season!
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