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Friday, April 18, 2014

No One Knows

5 Things About Me That No One Knows

1. Roads that end in water terrify me.  

2. I have never traveled abroad, but would like to. It's this little thing called money that keeps us from going. Airplane tickets overseas are pricey!

3. I can't whistle.  People find this out and seem stumped as to why.  No idea, just can't do it.

4. I get sentimental about cars.  When I was a kid and Dad sold one of our old cars, I cried.

5. I also cried when he sold a step stool in a yard sale.  What was that about??

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love (Wordless Wednesday)

Today's letter for the April A-Z blogging party is "L."

less paperwork, pearl bailey, pearl bailey quote

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kid-Friendly Travel Snacks

Ahhhh road trips with children.  We're gearing up for one so I have been looking for good snack ideas to take with us that won't cause a mess or a sugar rush.

This seems particularly genius (if you have a non-clumsy child who won't spill the whole thing)
DIY kids travel organizer for toys and snacks
from CherylStyle
Get an organizer type thing and put all their snacks in the one container.  I like it, but doubt that my kids could deal with everything open and all at once.  I like her variety of snacks though and will copy that into little individual baggies.
  • Almonds
  • Dry Cereal
  • Orange wedges
  • Granola Bar
  • Graham Crackers
  • Slim Jims (my addition)
  • CheezeIt crackers (my addition)

I am thinking that I will label each one with a time and then dole them out accordingly.  "2pm, time for your next snack!"  "3:15, snack time!"

My thinking is that keeping a steady flow of snacks will give the kids some variety to the car ride and (cross your fingers) keep them from too much arguing, looking out each other's windows (OMG), poking each other, and otherwise annoying the daylights out of the grownups in the car.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just the Facts (Our favorite non-fiction children's book)

Today's letter of the day is J.  I was trying to think of a good "j" topic and finally realized I needed to follow that old writing advice of "Write what you love."  Well, I love BOOKS.  All books really but especially children's books.

So today we're doing Just the Facts....and I'm sharing my preschooler's favorite non-fiction book.

Wiggling Worms at Work
We purchased it from For Small Hands, one of my favorite places to shop for the kids. They offer a lot of Montessori supplies, games, activities, and books.  I'm not an affiliate for them or anything, we just love their stuff!
For Small Hands

This Wiggling Worms at Work book has illustrations that are well done and our son has enjoyed having it read to him since he was 2 years old.  For $6, it was a great non-fiction book to add to our collection!

If you have kids interested in the outdoors, bugs, or worms, you'll want to grab a copy of this book!  Like I said, it is $6 where we bought it or you may be able to find it at Amazon or even a yard sale!

Friday, April 11, 2014

In My Makeup Bag

Technically it is my makeup drawer since I don't carry a ton of makeup around with me.  

These are my favorite beauty products.  Do you use any of the same ones, or something different that you love?  Let me know in the comments!

-Nars blush in "Orgasm" (Yeah. I hope my mother never asks for the name of my blush)

nars blush
-Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette 
naked eyeshadow, naked palette, urban decay naked, naked 2, naked 3
-Philosophy Purity Made Simple face wash

face wash, philosophy purity made simple
-Philosophy Hope in a Jar for Dry Skin moisturizer (the "dry skin" formula is gentler on my skin)
philosophy, philosophy for sensitive skin, philosophy dry skin, philosophy moisturizer
-Sephora eyeliner (purple)
-Almay eyeliner (purple)
-Make Up For Ever foundation

MUFE, MUFE foundation, makeup forever foundation
-Mini lipstick from Sally Beauty Supply.  It was .99 cents and the perfect shade!
-Physicians Formula bronzer (for contouring)
highlight and contour, HAC, physicians formula, drugstore makeup

Somewhere in the drawer is a Beauty Blender.  It was okay but not worth the hype, IMO.
beauty blender hype

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happiness is...

Today's letter in the A-Z April theme is "H."  I'm sharing 10 things that make me happy!
Happiness is . . .

  • the perfect cup of coffee in the morning
  • sunshine after a cold and cloudy winter
  • early morning snuggles with the kids
  • a slice of deep dish cheese pizza from the best local place
  • date night
  • soft, broken-in, pajama pants
  • Mom's potato soup
  • funny movies (We saw "Ride Along" last week and it was funnier than expected!)
  • a new book
  • morning sunrise
(I typed this up and realized three of them were about food.  Not sure what that says about me.  Not sure I want to know!)  :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In my Gift Bag

Today's A-Z April Blogging challenge letter is "G"
So today I'm answering the question, what would be in my dream gift bag?

My dream gift bag would have these books:

This Urban Decay eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay - Naked Basics Palette
This Benefit cosmetics set:
Benefit Cosmetics - Do The Bright Thing

and this dress from eShakti
Melange knit curved waist dress

What would be in YOUR dream gift bag?