Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Fave's - Head, Face and Bod

A while back some people asked what type of products do I use as far as skin care, hair care and body care so I thought about sharing. With a "big" birthday coming up this year I have gotten a little more picky about what I use for several reasons. I love these next products and seriously could recommend them to anyone. Trust me I have used a lot of stuff in the past. I was even a Mary Kay consultant for several years and still like several of their items. These are just my VERY FAVE!!

About 1 1/2 years ago I started using Philosophy. I LURVE IT!!!! I go back and forth with the Purity cleansers. I use the regular one in the winter when my skin is a little more dry and the foaming when I tend to be more oily in the summer. It removes eye makeup too. It is just great.

Oh my and then there is Hope in a Jar. Don't you love the name? Best moisturizer I have ever used. I always have major breakout when I use something new so I was scared of this at first. It never bothered me and my skin has never felt greasy after I use it.

And if you have Hope in a Jar you must have Hope in a Tube. Don't tell hubby I told you but this is one of his fave's too. The skin around your eyes can be so sensitive but this has never bothered either of us. I am just about out of it so I have got to get busy and order some this week.

Well shoot, once I tried the skin care I had to try the body care. My Mom is to blame for this. She wears Amazing Grace by Philosophy and it is yummy. So clean smelling. I can always smell her on the girls after they come from her house. Falling in Love is a little sweeter than Amazing Grace and I love it. I order the jumbo sizes and only have to reorder about every 6 months or so. Another cool thing about the wash is you can use it as a shampoo. Currently my fave Falling in Love product is their Body Butter. So thick and creamy and a great thing to use before bed.

It has been about 7 years now since I started using Bare Minerals. I WILL NEVER use a cream or liquid foundation again. It took about 2 weeks to get used to the difference but you will be hooked. Again I only have to order about every 6 months. When I used a cream, I was buying one a month.

This is more Bare Minerals only it's for your body instead of your face. It is a body shimmer but trust me you will not look like a 13 year old with glitter on when you use it. I only put it on for special occasions, like a date with W.B. I will brush some on my shoulders and chest just for a little extra girliness.

At night I usually use the Bare Minerals Buzz Latte on my lips. Yummooo! Nuff said.

Well hello beautiful! OMG I have a serious addiction to Bare Minerals Buxom. I DO NOT leave home without it. I am the one who's mom always wants to know where my lipstick is if it is not on my lips. Seriously, ask Leslie! Well this stuff has changed my life. I have other glosses that I might use but never have I gone thru something as much as I do this. Right now in my purse there are 3 colors. Amber is my #1 go to girl (that's the name of the color) and then there is Bambi. Very rarely will I wear a lip liner any more but if I do, it works great with Buxom.

This is my new found friend. I have always used Mary Kay mascara but wanted to see what all the fuss was about for this one and I get it. I have even used the waterproof over the summer and I like it just as much. Best part about it..... around $7.00.

I have never done my own nails. I used to wear acrylics and I always loved them. I am however a pedicure kind of girl. Starting in the next month or so you can find me in a pedicure chair somewhere trying to get my toes ready for summer. I love a french pedicure but I have started asking for a pink french. OPI makes some beautiful colors for this.
Now for the hair. I use several different types of shampoo and lots of conditioners but my new fave stying product is Taffy from Kenra. Some days my hair is straight, some days it's flipped and some days even curly. Either way this is what I use to finish it off. Thanks to my sis (also a hairdresser) for introducing me to this one.
There are lots more things I could show you as far as colors I use etc but now you know my basics. What about you? Ever tried any of these or do you have a fave you think I would love?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy 19!!!

Well today is the day! A#1 turns 19. WOW!! Where have the years gone? Honestly, 19 years have flown by. We were talking about how I was 19, almost 20, when me and W.B. were married and I was asking A#1 if he thought he could get married when he was 19. His response was, "I don't know, maybe." Well you can't young man and that's just that! I LOVE the fact that he is old enough to have grown up conversations with. Don't get me wrong we still have the your the kid we're the parent conversations too. We had several of these this weekend.

The weekend included cake Friday evening with one set of grandparents and cake Sunday afternoon with the other set of grandparents. As you can see in this next picture A#3 did not leave his side for one minute. Sunday in church she would NOT let him put her down. She was so upset when he left Sunday evening to head back to LU. A#3 talks in her sleep and last night I know of 3 times when she said his name. Poor baby!
We have a strange tradition that involves buttering the birthday persons nose but as you can see, A#2 missed. He ended up with a handful in his eyeball! Ouch. A#3 later confessed to him that she would NEVER butter his eyeball. She's a suck up!

He has 3 favorites on t.v. Lost, House and CSI. This was House season 3. The girls also got him CSI season one. When he's home and the girls will leave him alone this is how he spends his time.

These are from Sunday before he was headed out. Gosh he's so grown up!! By the way, he is ROCKIN out some awesome grades again this semester. His lowest grade in Aviation so far was a 90!

I told you she wouldn't leave his side!

Well if nothing else, this is how we know he's home!!! Laundry and lots of it. This was how I spent the weekend.

A#1 you are such an amazing soul. God has truly blessed everyone that knows you. You have a family that would sacrifice everything for you. We could never be any more proud of you than we are today. I love that you are willing to show young people that it's OK to love Jesus and to live for Him. I love that you know what you want in life. You have a plan and that's because you have trusted God to work out the details. You have traveled and seen more of this world than most and you weren't afraid. You are the best big brother ever and the way your sisters love you proves that. I wish I could give you a big hug today. Be a blessing to someone today because you will recieve joy from it. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So small

If you listen closely to the words of this song you will understand why I love music as much as I do. Some songs say the things that you are feeling but you just don't know how to put it out there. I realize after my post yesterday how I might have sounded as if I was whining to some people and that bugs me. I also realize just how small my struggles really are compared to most. There are blogs that I read where the parents are dealing with very sick babies, death for some, job losses and marriages falling apart at the seams. How can I complain? There is always someone going thru something soooo much more difficult than me. In this song... Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand.... WOW! That struck me. It is soo true. God has really spoke to me in the last 24 hours about somethings and I thank him for that. He will never leave me nor forsake me. Thank you to all of you that have left words of encouragement. You can never know how much it means to me!!!! I really need those words right now and even more your prayers are coveted.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


That's how I feel at this very moment, like I am struggling. I even hate to write about it because I sit here thinking will there ever be a time in my life that I don't have these feelings. Feelings of pride, envy,anger and sometimes just being mad. My marriage is going thru things that we have never faced before and to let people know that is hard, because of my pride. Struggling financially and letting people know is hard, because of my envy. I think that because of these feelings, that releases the anger. Good grief! Does it ever end? I have such a great life. I have a husband that loves me and our kids and most of all the Lord. I have healthy children that are thriving. I have a family that I could turn to, if I just would. I have friends and a church family that I could turn to, if I just would. Most of all I have Christ that I could turn to, if I just would! Why is it so hard to let go and let God?
Speaking of kids, A#1 will be 19 one week from today! Hello!!!!!!!!!!!????!!!!!! Did you hear me? NINETEEN!! How am I old enough to have a 19 year old. I was mailing him a package for Valentine's Day and the post woman asked who it was for since it was going to LU. When I told her my son, her jaw dropped. "You have a son in college?" that should have made me feel great but instead I had a breakdown in my truck. I HAVE A SON IN COLLEGE!! And by God's GRACE he is doing incredible. I think the thing that is making it hard right now is that when I think back and realize that I was 19 when we got married. People, that is just way to young. You couldn't tell me that then and I'll bet I wouldn't be able to tell him that now.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Hope you all have a blessed Valentine's Day filled with the one's you love.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Even I'm not that crazy!

OK everyone that knows me, knows that I can be a dare devil. There are lots of things in this world I would try, maybe that's why I would LOVE to be on the Amazing Race. I just watched this on a blog that I recently started reading You have to check it out. If I had to do this on the Amazing Race I would definitely be going home.

Click here to watch

Mom's birthday

We celebrated Mom's b-day at our house on Tuesday with a homemade White Chocolate Cheesecake (thanks Dee) and lots of laughs and noisy kiddos. There was even some quality time spent with the guineas. Don't tell A#2 I told you this but hers peed ALL OVER her. I had no clue they could make a puddle that big. We were all in shock at the size of the puddle it left in her lap.

Nena was getting a little assistance with her gifts. When there are two 4 year olds around you can guess there will be a disagreement on who is gonna help.
And then there's the candles. Which one is gonna help her with her candles. We were kind to her and only put a few on the cake this year (you can see the small fire in front of me). Next year will be a whole other story. She's gonna get it good next year. Only because she gives it right back to us, right Mom?!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom, aka Nena. We pray that you will have a blessed day today. Thanks for being such a great mom and such an awesome Nena! WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


I've followed their story for a couple weeks...since they found out their daughter had cancer...
just two weeks.

Baby Cora is with Jesus today.
Please go give them your love...say a prayer for them.
I don't know what to say.
The Macs

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Me & U

*Edited- SOLD OUT!!! Thanks a bunch.
Since we have been a little couped up in the house with the weather and with hubby being so sick I thought I would get a little crafting done. I think they turned out adorable. The top one is hanging on our jelly cupboard in the family room.
Would you like one? I think they will make great gifts, especially for yourself.

They are $8 if you are interested.

Leave me a message or drop me an email and I'll get them right out to you. Valentine's Day is only 10 days away!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Poor hubby

Please pray for W.B. We found out yesterday that he has pneumonia and let's just say it has not been a happy time in our house. Poor guy worked all weekend all while having a very high fever. When we took him to the Dr he was in pretty bad shape. They sent us straight for chest x-rays and called back later to give the diagnosis. He's still feeling pretty rough today and not had a lot of sleep. Pray that his fever will finally break and he will get the rest he needs.


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