Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Beauty Faves

I received a giftcard to Ulta for my birthday.  I purchased the following:

The Cargo Eye Lighter in Gold (it also comes in white but they were out)

This product works well for giving you a more awake look.  It has two sides and you use one to highlight the inner corners of your eyes to make them pop and the other for the outer corners or your lower lash line.  It also works GREAT for highlighting your eyebrows.  Kinda pricey ($20) but one I have wanted to try for quite a while and is indeed a new favorite.  

 The other item I purchased is the Benefit Realness of Concealness Kit.  In this kit you get Lemon-aid - a color correcting eyelid primer, Boi-ing - under eye concealer, Ooh la Lift - used to brighten under eye, Lip Plump - to prime, smooth, and plump lips, and High Beam - used as a highlighter for your face.  I have not used all the items that came with the kit yet but have used the Lemon-aid and the Boi-ing which I love.  Will be trying the others out as soon as I figure out how to use them.

I am currently in need of a good foundation.  I have the MOST difficult time finding a color to match me or I do not like the way the foundation feels on my face.  Any suggestions would be lovely!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Well it has been way to long since I logged in. I hope to pick back up on my blogging this year. Have high hopes for 2013!! My New Years resolution is to make my body more flexible. To be in my early 30's, I am feeling old. Definitely want to make better food choices as well along with lose weight. Have started using my juicer again and love it.

Made this recipe today in the crockpot and I have to say it was super easy and delicious. Served with roasted broccoli.

Recipe from Add a Pinch -

This Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe is simple and delicious. You’ll definitely want left overs of this roast beef recipe for all those scrumptious leftover meals!
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Serves: 6-8
1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
1 cup beef broth
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef and set the timer for your slow cooker. (4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low)
Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about ¼ – ½ cup of gravy over roast beef.
Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.

If you prefer a more pronounced flavor, once the roast beef has been removed, use a fat separator on the gravy and then pour the gravy into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the gravy has reduced by half.

Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love these ~

Loving this purse

Loving the tassels on these cute shoes! Thinking I need these.

Or these

Or Maybe these

Cute Bag
Again the tassels ♥

I would totally be ok if these magically showed up in my closet ♥

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Confessional

I confess....

Last night when I got home I read my book for 2 and a half hours, went right off to sleep, and never set my alarm clock which resulted in both kids being late for school.

I confess.....

I was so excited when I got my email from H&M about their new website only to be extremely disappointed that you still can not order online in the US! Why is this?

I confess.....

I scored a coupon today for a FREE SPRAY TAN! I am quite nervous about this as I have never had it done before. I quit going to the tanning bed years ago and my legs could really use some color.

I confess.....

that I have a TON of clean laundry to fold, hang, and put away. All our clothes are in laundry baskets which made it very difficult to find something to wear this morning while we were rushing around late!

I confess.....

that this is my first time doing Friday Confessional!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Giveaway by Shasta Anne ♥

There is a fabulous giveaway over at Shasta Anne's blog for a Forever 21 Giftcard and an Exxon Giftcard. What a great giveaway! Contest ends 4/15/11 so enter now. To enter go here:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jewelry Giveaway

The wonderful Janna is hosting a giveaway for a pair of Faceted Grey Quartz earrings made by me on her blog. Be sure to check it out and enter!