Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Favorite Holiday Tradition

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge
Today I am linking up with Amber & Neely for the Holiday Blog Challenge. Today is your favorite holiday tradition new or old.
We have several some old some new but I would have to say my favorite is an old one. Every year growing up we went to see the Miller & Rhodes Santa... The Legendary Santa.
 This is one of my favorite memories growing up. We would wake up way to early get all dressed up and go wait in line. This is one tradition that everybody was there for. We all went my mom, dad, sisters, cousins and grandparents.
We were always one of first in line waiting to see him come down the chimney. The Miller & Rhodes Santa is the one my mom and her brother and sister went to see growing up then my generation went. We started back going with the next generation when McKayla came along. The first year we went back with her (this will be the 3rd)  the 3 L's went up there and we had our picture taken with him. We will be going this coming Saturday and I can't wait! Next year we will be adding a new little one to see on Santa's knee with Leslie's little man. 
What is your favorite Holiday Tradition?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Makeup Monday

Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! It's time again for Makeup Monday. Sephora and Ulta are doing free shipping over $25 for Cyber Monday so you might want to head over and check it out!

Once a year Sephora sends a coupon where you can get 20% off your order so I had to get some goodies.

Smashbox makes an AMAZING Eye Brightener. I have tried several eye brighteners in the past even the liquid from smashbox and was not that impressed this one will be a permanent fixture however it's subtle but I can really tell the difference!

Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener

Another new one I tried was Nars Blush in Orgasm I had heard many great things but looking at it I always thought it had to much of a peachy look to it for me. I went into the store and tried the color out and knew I had to get it when I got the 20% off.  This color is perfect if you are on the fence go for it!


If you have seen any of my past post I am all about the eyes and I am obsessed with Mascara I use more than 1 everyday. You can't have enough in my opinion. Well I came across this little jewel and let me tell you I LOVE IT! It's a lower lash mascara from Clinique. On my upper lashes I use Dior, Clinique, Mally and so on (seriously I think I have about 7 or 8 I change up with right now) and upper lashes the bigger / longer the better. Try that on your lower lashes and you have a problem... well here is the solution. It is small and gets all the little ones the big brushes can't. If you don't try anything else try this it's only $10

Bottom Lash Mascara

What great new products have you tried lately?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday.

I'm loving that this is the last day before a wonderful 4 day weekend! I NEED A BREAK!!!!

I'm loving that tomorrow I can relax and spend time with my family.

I'm loving the sales that are happening Friday although this year I will be shopping online... in my PJ's... at Mama's. Way better than driving an hour away to the stores!

I'm loving that I already have finished buying several people's gifts.

I'm loving that I will be able to finish putting up my decorations this weekend!

I'm loving that Leslie's baby shower is also this weekend and I love seeing all the things she gets for little man he is already so loved! 

What are you loving this Wednesday before Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Makeup Monday

Well it's back to the grind again but hey it's a 3 day week so it will all be ok!

Today I have decided to share some way to save. Who does not love a great deal on makeup??

First off is some great ones on ebates if you have not already signed up you can do so HERE not only do you get money back but right now you get a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble, Target, Home Depot or Magazines. com when you sign up! And it is totally free!
Right now you get 8% back at Sephora... say what yes you heard that correctly if you sign up and shop through them at Sephora you get 8% back of your purchase so you can feel better about getting it!

If you are an Ulta fan right now you can get 10% back a Mr Rebates and again it is FREE to sign up! You will get a % of what you spend at almost any store you shop online at.
They also have the weekly special at QVC where you get 6% back (normally it is 4) some of my favorites at Q ....

And at Q they have some amazing specials and gift sets you should go check it out!

For those of you that shop at Spa Look (and you get 8% back with Mr. Rebates) they have 15% off site wide on orders over $65 Use Code 15OFF.
My favorites from this site:

At Philosophy right now (8% Mr Rebates) you can get a free gift (4 trail size shower gels) with any purchase of $50 using code "magical"

Love Lancome? Go to Ebates and get 14% back then at the site they have a 13 piece gift set  for $57.50 with any purchase!

Remember to check both Mr Rebates & Ebates when you shop so you know where you get the highest percentage back.

What is your favorite way to beauty save?


Friday, November 18, 2011

Finally Friday

Friday .... my favorite day let the stress be over and the enjoyment begin. Makes it so much better knowing that next week is a 3 day week! This weekend is going to be jam packed.
I have a pampered chef party to go to tonight at a friends house.

Tomorrow it's our Girl's Day (me,mama,L2,L3 and McK) we are going to see the Rockettes and shop some and we gotta get our Starbucks fix!

Then Sunday is Thanksgiving with hubby's family !!!

Do you have big plans for the weekend?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Its Ok Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays
 I am linking up with Amber at Brunch with Amber and Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Its OK
Oh where to begin! It's Ok
to be really excited when the gifts I ordered for people come in the mail
to really want to get back into the baking thing... holidays i think are the culprit!
to wish there were more hours in the day!
to wish less of them were at work and more with friends family and just in peace and quiet
to be addicted to caffeine ... it's great for those who don't need it but me i will hurt you if you take it away!
to wish for 5 at 8 am!
to want Panera at some point on Saturday... hint hint L2,L3 and mom
to wish I could move or live anywhere else but know I can't be to far from my mom and sisters
to be ready for something wonderful... I keep thinking and saying but anytime now would be great
to be nervous about getting everything done on time that needs to be
to really want to be like Samantha and twitch my nose and it all be fine! (Think I've been watching to much bewitched)
to be very sad that I can't go see Breaking Dawn the first day (yes you can cry for me now)
to know sweet baby boy will be here before to much longer so I can finally hold him and tell him how much I love him!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday & Oh, How Pinteresting

Today I am linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle at The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting.

Happy Wednesday to you! Here is what I am loving and Pinning

The beautiful Christmas Lights I keep finding on here!

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Emily Gray onto Christmas time is the BEST
I'm loving it is halfway to my favorite day... yup Friday!
Kelsey Williams onto Humor Me

I am loving all of the yummy foods that we are going to get next week for Thanksgiving!

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Michelle Wenglein onto Recipes

 I'm loving and thankful I can visit with my family and just enjoy time with them!
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I am loving that Saturday is girls day with my Mom, L2, L3 and McK we are going to have so much fun!
Kelly Thomas onto things in life I love

I am loving my Scentsy Jolly Warmer

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I'm also really loving that in just over a month my perfect little nephew will be here!
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Nicole Leininger onto Snowbabies

What are you loving and pinning this Wednesday?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

In case you can't guess I love Christmas! The family time, visiting with friends, going to see Santa, the lights, decorations all of it. They are starting to do the Christmas movies already and I am loving it! I have started some of my decorating part of it being my village set... I will be posting pictures once it is done but I keep switching it around right now. I also have to find the box with all of the people so keep a check for the official decorating post. Here are a few of the pieces I have...

St. Nicholas Square Village Collection Country Stable
Country Stable
St. Nicholas Square Village Collection Log Cabin
Log Cabin
St. Nicholas Square Village Collection Train Station
Train Station
You can check them out online at Kohl's.

I also have my Willow Tree Angel Nativity Set

*The Three WisemenNativity

as well as a table top tree of just willow tree ornaments.

And the fun part... I do have a full size tree with everything on it but I also have a Disney/ Kid tree in the kitchen every year. It has all of the Disney characters I love, movie characters, toy ornaments it is wonderful (yes I know I'm a big kid).

So check back because once it is all done I will post the pictures. Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Makeup Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Don't know about you but I am already wishing it was Friday well that's every Monday but oh well. It's that time of year to start buying Christmas and sending out the Christmas wish list. So today I'm going to ask for your help. I am trying to figure out what fun new makeup I want hubby to get me for Christmas. I have some ideas so here it is...

Snow Angel™ Duo
I think this one is gonna be a must! I got the sample in the last New Beauty Test Tube I got and I love it!

Smashbox Eye Shadows

Dior Shadow

481 Smoky Khaki
481 Smoky Khaki

A girl can never have to many eyeshadows!

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector
Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector - If anybody has used this let me know your opinion please! The reviews seem to be good but would love to know what your thoughts are on it and if this one really works.

Armed and Gorgeous™ ($71 Value)
Armed and Gorgeous - How cute are these??

What are your thoughts? Are there any products you have gotten lately that are a must?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting

Today is Pinteresting Wednesday so go link up with Michelle at the Vintage Apple!

Today I need to take a deep breath and relax. I am so mad, stressed and irritated I can't even think straight. The one good thing is I leave at lunch to go with L3 to her doctors appointment. So today I decided to find pins to relax and laugh enjoy.

Lucero Fernandez Maldonado onto Favorite Places & Spaces

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Jennifer Kinsey onto Relax

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Becky Umstead Wray onto Ideas i like for Home

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Krista Bendell onto Bathroom Decor

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Ângela Santos onto Sea & Sky

I also needed a good laugh so here you go.

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Steph Dymond onto Funnys

Yes this really is how i feel today!

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Jennifer Bultman onto FUNNY

Oh now this I need!

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and go link up @ The Vintage Apple

Monday, November 7, 2011

Makeup Monday

Happy Makeup Monday hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had an awesome package at my house on Friday and I just have to show you the goodies!

There is an amazing magazine New Beauty that comes out and if you love makeup you will love it. You also have the option to go on auto delivery of the test tube through New Beauty or at QVC (they have limited quantities there so you have to get them fast). You get the magazine as well as the test tube filled with some full size and some jumbo samples. The ones I have gotten I have gotten so far are from Q.  I really wanted it this time and here is what I got...

So here are the products and thoughts so far...

Josie Maran- Argan Oil
okay so this I was worried would make my skin really oily not the case it really seeps into the skin and is amazing!

So far so good this is one thing I am very picky about. I like the ones that go on with a really creamy feeling and this has that texture so I do like it. To soon to know much else.

Perricone MD- Firming Neck Therapy
I like the texture so we will wait and see ...

Laura Gellar- Baked Eyeshadow
Have not tried the one they sent yet but I do have several of her baked eyeshadows in other colors and I really do love them.

Mally that should say it all.. of course I love this it is insane just like everything else she has! The black is a very rich creamy look to it and I love it!

Wen .... people you know i love anything Chaz does but this one is a home run I absolutely love the scent (check back on Q not available yet but coming out this month)  of this and as always what it does to your hair is a miracle! This is one I will definitely have to stock up on.

Philosophy- Snow Angel shower gel
This has such a clean refreshing scent and not overpowering at all. I think this one is one anybody would love will definitely putting the full size on my ever growing wish list.

So far so good. I do like it love the minty clean taste... we will see.

The best part ...all of this was only $29.95 plus shipping and tax. Just the full size baked shadow would have been $23 and the full size liner $15 you just can't beat it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Its Ok Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays
 I am linking up with Amber at Brunch with Amber and Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Its OK Thursday
Its OK
to have gone home last night and had pizza and cookies for dinner while reading my nook and being all around lazy
to know I'm going to put up my Christmas village this Saturday... I have waited long enough
to know my Christmas decorations won't go up the Saturday before Thanksgiving since I already have  plans they will go up the 13th since there is now something every weekend this month
to be so excited because my mom, sisters and I are going to do a girls day (last one before little man is born) the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I love spending time with them!
to want to go home and watch elf tonight while i sort party orders
to be very behind in watching all the things that I dvr
 to be really excited about my Erin Condren items that I ordered and can't wait to get... address book, 2 sets of Christmas labels and a set of note pads and with all of the GCs and coupon codes I got it all for the price of the address book YAY ME:)
to look forward to see what's going to be in this months Birchbox!
to really totally obsessive about all things Christmas decorations, lights and so on minus listening to Christmas music not my thing at all  (I know totally weird)

What are your OKs this week? Go link up with Amber and Neely!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting

Today is Pinteresting Wednesday so go link up with Michelle at the Vintage Apple!

I don't know about you but every once in awhile you just need a reminder that it's the little things in life that just make you smile. So that's what I'm gonna share today... a smile.

Puppies and Kittens
Jacqueline Whittaker onto My Favorite Things

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Rosanne onto Things I adore.

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Kayla Michele onto Kittens and Such

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Erin Sivil onto Animals

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Emma Wickham onto I reallllly want a dog

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Erin Gorman onto Wish list!

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Sharla Linza onto So cute

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Abi Addis onto Books Worth Reading

Now if I could just talk B into letting me get on of each...

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