Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
It's so hard to believe that tomorrow is Christmas eve...wow where did this year go? I am relieved however that the world did not end that's always a good thing..lol I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Anyone have any resolutions for 2013? I have some but honestly I never accomplish them. Yeah, I know, that is sad :(
Here are my resolutions...
1. Apply myself a bit more and accomplish my resolutions..haha!
2. Loose at least another 50 pounds *hopefully more but 50 is a good goal*
3. Start school in the fall or get a job once the kids start school in the fall.
4. Write in my kid's journal more.
5. Write in my journal more.
6. Start and finish the kids scrapbooks.
Tell me what yours is in the comments, I would love to hear them!
Now, as for why I haven't posted in awhile...honestly, this month has been really crazy. I'm sure some of you already know that I started making youtube videos on my channel again at the beginning of the month and I have really been focusing alot of getting some good quality videos back up on my channel and building the content back up. In the process of doing that, I have slacked with my blog again and I do apologize. I can't promise I will be extremely active on here now because of me doing videos again and just real life in general but I can promise to make an effort to be as active as I possibly can and post some hopefully interesting stuff for all my readers! Ok on with the pichaul!
I went to Target today and was picking up a few last minute gifts and was so excited to see that they finally had a Sonia Kashuk quad in Show Stoppers! I have been trying to get my hands on this quad for months and my Target was always sold out of it. They always had all the other ones in stock but never the show stoppers. Today they had one left and I got it! ha! I must say that my first purchase of these particular quads was the one in Brown eyed Girl. At first I hated it and regretted buying it because there was so much fall out it was horrible and the pigmentation was just not great at all and for $14.00 you expect a decent product. However, I started using the shadows with a damp very densely packed brush and they became amazing!! The fallout was minimal to nothing doing it that way and using a patting motion and the pigmentation was just beautiful! Needless to say after seeing Samantha Schuerman using the show stoppers one I fell in love with that one as well and started trying to get it and finally today I did! I can't wait to use it! I will be doing a video with this quad on my channel very soon so be watching for that! I will also be doing a review video on it as well as the brown eyed girl quad. I also picked up some yummy gum and some of the elf blotting sheets. I have just tried the original blotting sheets and when I saw these with tea tree oil and aloe I had to pick them up because these things are so inexpensive and they work amazing!
God Bless everyone! Hope Santa is very good to you this year...teehee!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
This is one of my favorites...
Inscription For A Gravestone
I am not dead, I have only become inhuman:
That is to say,
Undressed myself of laughable prides and infirmities,
But not as a man
Undresses to creep into bed, but like an athlete
Stripping for the race.
The delicate ravel of nerves that made me a measurer
Of certain fictions
Called good and evil; that made me contract with pain
And expand with pleasure;
Fussily adjusted like a little electroscope:
That's gone, it is true;
(I never miss it; if the universe does,
How easily replaced!)
But all the rest is heightened, widened, set free.
I admired the beauty
While I was human, now I am part of the beauty.
I wander in the air,
Being mostly gas and water, and flow in the ocean;
Touch you and Asia
At the same moment; have a hand in the sunrises
And the glow of this grass.
I left the light precipitate of ashes to earth
For a love-token.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I hope your day was filled with many blessings, togetherness and love...and good food! We had a wonderful dinner today with family and friends and really just left a warm feeling in my heart. Especially, remembering all the memories I personally have from when I was a little girl growing up and seeing my babies make their memories..what a gift from God that is to be able to experience something like that. It's a complete life changer. Anyway, although today was a great day I am not feeling that great right now. The kids have been sick for almost a week now. My son got it first and now my daughter has it. Of course now mommy has to get it to and I am just feeling like I've been run over by a train to say the least. Which is really the main reason behind this post. I just wanted to stop in and apologize for the lack of posts lately because between getting ready for the holidays, Christmas shopping, taking care of some other family matters and dealing with sick kids, it's not been the time for me to sit down and really compose a decent blog post. I hope you all understand. However, now that we have Thanksgiving out of the way and I have finally got alot of the things taken care of that needed done around here *not everything yet, but that will come in time*, I am thinking that I might be making my return back to youtube sooner than the first of the year like I initially said. I am not making any promises but I might be able to come back as soon as a week or two. I am pushing for around the beginning of December so that my first video can be my November favorites. I think that would be a good video to come back on. I have been thinking alot about my channel and how I want it to go now and really looking within myself to deal with alot of issues that did come up in the past with my channel and I feel confident that I have most of those issues taken care of now so like I said, not making any promises because I would hate for something to happen and me not be able to return on a specific date and then I would feel horrible for breaking a promise to you all, but I really am pushing for the next week or so...SOOOO...fingers crossed!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a safe blessed weekend and I will hopefully see you soon!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This stuff is seriously amazing in so many ways! First let me talk about the smell. Honestly, if I didn't know better I would have thought I was using one of the first Herbal Essence shampoos that came out. It smells just like that fruity floral fresh clean smell..omg seriously reminds me of a beachy summer day! Wow! Not to mention the smell stays on your hair forever...I could still smell it on my hair two days after using it. I do not wash my hair every day if you were wondering.
My hair is really naturally wavy/frizzy texture. it is pretty thick and very dry at the middle to the tips and very oily at the roots. Very unmanageable to say the least.
This conditioner claims to have nourishing oils that restore the hair and give back the minerals and oils that it lacks which makes it very dry and frizzy and just lifeless. It says on the bottle that it revives dry, rough frizzy hair. That it does! After just one use of this product I saw a drastic and I do mean drastic difference in my hair! When I got out of the shower and brushed my hair, I could tell right away that it didn't feel as coarse as it normally does. As my hair began to dry *I let my hair air dry, I never blow dry my hair* it felt so incredibly silky! I could not stop running my fingers through my hair! The next morning I used my flat iron on my hair to straighten it and honestly my hair has never ever looked better! My hair was very shiny, very soft and silky and I just couldn't stop looking at my hair and feeling it! I was completely amazed! I just can't believe that this conditioner had such a major effect on my hair! Finally I can say that I love my hair!! I never knew I could have hair that looked like this. I was going to take a picture of my hair but my camera batteries were dead and my cell phone camera was just not doing it justice at all.
So final thoughts before this becomes a rambling novel...If you have hair like mine..coarse, dry, damaged, lifeless, frizzy hair...GET THIS PRODUCT. I didn't get the shampoo, I just grabbed the conditioner because I have dandruff and I use medicated shampoos mostly but I am going to go and pick up the shampoo as well after seeing what just one time using this conditioner on my hair did for it! This product is so inexpensive there isn't anyway you can afford not to try it!
If you try it, let me know what you think. If you have tried it in the past let me know how it worked for you. I'm just inlove with this little baby!
Have a very blessed weekend beauties!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I am currently taking a much needed break. One of the very few I have gotten today. This morning I had to be up by 5am in order to get myself ready before the kiddos got up at 7am because we had a very early doctors appointment. It's so crazy running around trying to get myself and the kids dressed and the diaper bag ready (yes, I still carry a diaper bag. Although there isn't any diapers in it I still use it to carry all the things I need out of my purse, snacks for the kids, wipes, an extra change of clothes for each kid etc because ya never know when your gonna need that kindof stuff when it comes to little munchkins) and make sure that they eat breakfast before we leave, everyone goes for their "just in case" pee and ready to leave. Ugh, that part alone is exhausting! LOL After the doc visit of course I had to make an unplanned trip to another hospital to pick up some records, and finally we were able to make it home in time for me to make lunch. While the kids were eating I started cleaning. There was plenty to cleanup after a morning of caos trying to get out the door on time. I was able to get all the cleaning, vacuuming, and dusting done in addition to also rearranging my kitchen, cabinets etc. I was very pleased with myself. :) By the time lunch was over and cleaning was done it was nap time for my babies. While they napped I had a lot of paperwork to work on and some phone calls to make to take care of some other business. By the time I got that done they kids were waking up from their nap, so I just finished making them a little snack and they are watching one of their favorite cartoons Peppa Pig. I figured before I have to start dinner that I would take a break and make me a nice big cappuccino and talk to you guys. ;) After dinner I'll have more cleanup to do and then I gotta workout ( 1 pound away from loosing all the weight I had gained back and getting back on track!), then bathtime and bedtime for the kids and shower for me then hopefully if I'm lucky I will be able to stay awake long enough to get some reading in.
Sheww! I'm exhausted just reading that...LOL It's not always the most glamorous job being a mommy but it sure is the most rewarding!! How did your day go? Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Have ya started your Christmas shopping yet? We have picked up a few things for the stockings but nothing major yet. I'm hoping we get a chance to this weekend plus we are taking the kids to get a Christmas tree! Saturday is also our town's big holiday parade! I love this time of year!!
Well, time to make dinner. Hope you all are having a very blessed week!!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I have been using this stuff on and off for awhile now, right at a year if not over a year, and it works amazing! I have mentioned it in the past on my channel when I was doing weightloss vlogs but thought I would do a blog post about it for those of you who might be interested in trying it out.
Now, I have never taken the Alli pill before, I bought it one time to take it but after hearing some of the things it did, I was to scared to take it so I took the kit back. I did however do alot of research into the Alli pill and what it did to you and side effects etc and to be completely honest with you guys this pill right here seems to do alot of what the Alli pill claims to do as well. No joke. This is a system cleansing pill. It also says that it helps to enhance your metabolism. It is a natural dietary supplement meaning that it is healthy for your body. It says that it promotes fat breakdown which is also something that the Alli pill claims it does. For those who may not be familiar with the Alli pill, it is very pricey. The kit that I bought was only a 30 day supply and it cost me $60.00! Yes, that's right..ugh..way to expensive for me. Not to mention I did read reviews about people who claimed that Alli really had some negative effects on their bodies and they didn't recommend taking it for an extended period of time. Now like I said, I have never taken it before but to be honest after reading up on what it does and after taking this pill for a good while and seeing the effects it has on my body I honestly don't know why anyone would want to spend the money on Alli when they could get this and not spend a third of the money on it and it work really well and in a healthy way. That's just me though.
Ok, let me warn some of you before you read any further. I am going to start talking about the effects that this pill has had on my body and it isn't going to be pretty, so that being said, if you have a weak stomach then do not read any further. I will try to keep it as clean and courteous as I can. I do not wish to gross anyone out. :)
This pill says to take three pills a day. One with each meal. It says you need to drink plenty of water. When I first took this pill I took my recommended three pills a day and I'm not sure if it was because I didn't drink enough water or what but I had some very bad stomach cramps later that night...horrible! However, once I went to the bathroom the cramps immediately went away. I had the cramps again the following day after taking my three pills. So, if your just starting out on these I would recommend not taking three pills your first day. I would take two the first day and two the second day and then three the third day. That way you could get your body used to them first. And yes, you need to drink water with these! Water is going to help the pills do their job.
I could tell almost immediately, well within the first few hours of taking them that they were working. I needed to go to the bathroom....alot...ugh..and it wasn't pleasant I will just say that. These really do honestly clean you out. They also really help with getting rid of that extra water weight! Don't misunderstand me and think that your always going to be in the bathroom...no, your not but you will need to go more regularly than you normally would. Once the pills have you cleaned out, you will be able to tell because honest to goodness I just felt so much better. I really did feel lighter..lol Funny sounding I know but let's be real here, it works!
I like to take these pills especially after my girlie time because let's face it girls, we all retain alot of water during that time and these really help to get all of that off after it's over with. I just started taking mine again about 4 days ago after not taking them for about four months and this morning when I stepped on the scales I could see a big difference in that number. I had lost 3.8 pounds in two days! No I wasn't starving myself. I was taking my three pills a day, not even drinking that much water *horrible I know, I need to drink alot more water. I will work on that :/* was only drinking 2 bottles of water and I did exercise in the evenings for 30 minutes doing cardio on my bike and arm weight lifting. That's it. So, the 3.8 pound loss was water weight but none the less it is still off of me. Water weight can make you feel just as horrible as fat weight. It makes you feel bloated and uncomfortable as well so I am glad to see it go and in just two days how can you beat that?!
So on a closing note...Yes, I would for sure check these babies out! Go to your Big Lots and look first. They cost $2.00. If you can't find them there then check Target and Walmart or your local drugstores. I haven't looked anywhere else for them other than my Big Lots because that is where I have always found them. Anyway, let me know if you have anymore questions and I'll be happy to answer them for you.
WEIGHTLOSS UPDATE: Over the course of the past four months I gained 8 pounds back out of the 45 pounds that I had originally lost. Bummer I know! :( But I did it to myself. Time to kick my own ass and get back at it. Over the course of two weeks, maybe not quite two weeks I have lost 6.4 of those pounds! Yay! I have 2.8 pounds left to loose before I am back to where I was when I started gaining. I am hoping to loose those within the next week and hopefully more! lol I have set a goal for myself to be 279 pounds by Christmas Day. That means I have 8.8 pounds to loose in a month and a half. I know I can do it! I am hoping to by pass that goal and be lower than that by Christmas Day but we will leave the goal at that and be really excited if I go lower than that! Anyway, talk to you lovely readers later and good luck if your on a weightloss journey. It takes awhile. Sometimes we fall but be proud that you always get back up and keep going! Do it at YOUR pace NOT someone else's!
Friday, November 9, 2012
I still have some other things to take care of concerning my videos before I do come back. Like I said already, I really want to not only take this time to get everything in my personal life taken care, focus on more family time, but also use this time to fine tune so to speak how I do my videos when I come back. I am still learning when it comes to making videos and although my videos won't be as grand as alot of youtubers, I know for a fact that they can be better than the ones I was putting out before. I have a whole list of things I want to do to hopefully better my videos and make them more enjoyable and more informational for you guys.
Anyway, it's been a very long tiring day and I'm ready for dreamland but below are some pictures of my new areas that I rearranged tonight. Have a very blessed weekend everyone!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wet n wild Brulee for the lid and highlight.
Crease I used a light hand with a fluffy blending brush and dusted Jordana eyeshadow in Desert Spice.
Mascara is Prestige My Blackest Lashes.
Eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Zero for waterline and NYC liquid liner for top lid.
Blush/bronzer is the duo from elf.
Highlight for cheeks is Sephora Golden.
Lipsticks are Wet n Wild matte #918D then I put Wet n Wild 99 cent lipstick in 514A over it to make it a more red color.
Foundation is Maybelline dream matte mousse with Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder.
Concealer is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind the dark circles one in fair.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Have I ever said I was perfect?
Because I'm not! I make mistakes...EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
Do I wish I wouldn't make mistakes?
Because then I would never be able to learn lessons.
I would never be able to truly appreciate life to the fullest.
I would never learn how to understand others who are not perfect either.
I would never know patience.
I would never know courage to stand up for what I believe in.
I would never know who I truly was as a person!
Life is about living...making mistakes and constantly learning.
NO ONE IS PERFECT!
NO ONE WILL EVER BE PERFECT!
but....YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN!
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hope everyone is having a blessed week! Remember, don't be a follower just be yourself.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1. Favorite Fall Lip Color? Airy Fairy by Rimmel
2. Favorite Fall Nailpolish? NYC Big Apple Red Creme
3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink? I don't really go to Starbucks all that often so I don't really have one from there. However, I would say my all time favorite thing to drink in the fall is vanilla cappuccino mixed with hot chocolate with mini marshmallows!
4. Favorite Fall Candle? I have alot. Mostly I love anything that smells like pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie..yum! I do also love this Seed Soy candle..I can't get enough of this scent. It reminds me of the fall and of that transition from fall into the Christmas holiday season! It is called Peppermint Candy.
5. Favorite Fall Scarf or Accessory? Easy! My pink fuzzy hat!!
6. Haunted house? Haunted hay ride? Or haunted corn maze? I would for sure pick the haunted corn maze! Or the haunted hay ride. The haunted house is fun but you honestly cant really see much to enjoy the experience.
7. Favorite Halloween movie? I'm so bummed because I haven't seen this yet this year and Halloween is tomorrow :( Guess it's time to bust out the VHS..lol
8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween? I would say just normal candy bars like Snickers, Fifth Avenue, Milky Ways..stuff like that.
9. What are you dressing up as for this Halloween? WELL...IF I get the time between dressing the kids up, I'm planning on being a gal from the 50's! My favorite era!!
Here are my glasses!
10. What is your favorite thing about fall? Everything! The leaves changing. The briskness *is that a word* to the air. The cool fall breeze. The smell of the air. All the memories of my childhood being brought back. The mysterious aura that everything seems to take on. The shadows. The eeriness! Just everything!!
I TAG ALL MY BLOGGING FRIENDS TO DO THIS!!!!