Friday, January 28, 2011

My Sweet Tooth!

I have a sweet tooth.  I love candy!!  I love pictures of candy!! So here are some of my favorites pictures of candy from a flicker gallery page.


Actually this was fun looking for candy pictures on the internet.  This will have to be a weekly thing I do, maybe it will be my Friday thing. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tacky Souvenir Swap

What fun!! The blog The Art of Staying Up All Night is doing a tacky souvenir swap. 

What a great idea!!  Who never ask a friend to bring you back a souvenir when they travel to far off lands.  When I was younger I would ask my friends to bring me back sand from wherever they traveled to.  Then I would display the sand in little pretty bottles that lined my bookshelf.  Key chains, I also collected key chains, I still carry about 8 key chains on a key ring with one key.
Anyways if you want to participate in this great swap just head over the her blog and enter.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ding Dong Avon Calling!!

So here is the first post of my Avon Product review.  This week we are trying Avon's Glimmerstick Diamonds Eyeliner.  It's a retractable, self sharpening Eye Liner that wears for up to 12 hours.  The price point is $7.99.  It comes in 6 shades.

black ice                    brown sugar                emerald glow            smokey diamond           sugar plum             twilight sparkle

Here are a few questions I got my sister to answer:
1. What makes the Avon Glimmerstick Diamond liner, a great liner? 
It is easy to apply, creates smooth lines and the diamond glimmer in the color is beautiful. Its not overdone, but subtle.

2. How does this liner compared to other liner pencil in the market?
Its comparable and I would say just as good as most high end liners

3. Longevity of wear? did it wear off after a couple hours? how long did it last?
It did not wear off after a couple of hours. I reapplied slightly after about 5 hours, but that is typical for me because I have oily skin and most liners I have to reapply after a few hours.

4. What make this a great product?
I LOVE the glitter in it, its perfect for adding just a touch of glam to the eye.

5. Have you try other shades in the product line?
I have black and have just purchased the brown because I was able to use a sample of it.

6. Who recommended it to you, and would you recommend this product?
My sister recommended it and I would definitely do that also.

7. How does the price point compare with other liners? Is it worth it's price point?
It is actually cheaper than most high end liners and it wears just as well so it definitely worth the cost.

Thanks Tamara for that, I'll just add a couple points that I found interesting.

1. I honestly believed that a retractable eyeliner would not give me the fine point that you get from sharpening your pencil liner, but I was pleasantly surprise that I could.  I love the fine tip kitty cat eye look, and I was still able to accomplish that.  That made me very happy!

2. I love the smoothness that the liner went on.  It just glided over my lid.  I even try the Sugar Plum color because I have always found that in every brand the Plum color liner rarely goes on easy.  To get a decent line on my lid takes a couple strokes which ends up irritating my lid, they never really glided on.  The Sugar Plum was totally not like that at all, one stroke and that's it!  Pretty pretty eyes!!

3. The price!! $$$ The eyeliners in Avon are rarely ever sold for the full $7.99, it' usually sold for $4.99 or under.  That is crazy!

Next week I'll review some Foot Work products!

Monday, January 24, 2011

What a Week

Sick, sick ,sick.  Last Saturday we all gathered together to celebrate my niece's birthday, with cake, ice cream and presents! We all played with her and ran around like nuts.  Good time.  Although she was fighting a cold that she had for a week she still enjoyed her day.

Boom the next day everyone got sick.  My whole family, 2 brothers, my sis, sis-in-law, dad and myself sick in bed for this past week.  My one brother and sister kick it by Thursday with good old Buckley's and Oil of Oregano.  They were all better by the time they boarded the plane to head out to Chile.  Lucky bums!!
At least Koptos loves the snow!
Now that I feel much better I'm stuck inside, the weather outside is brutal.  I hate the cold.  I think I am allergic to it, seriously.  I break out in hives the minute my skin feels the cold air outside.  My doctor says I should take allergy meds before I do any activity outside. Any whoo that was my week, I am hoping this week will be more productive.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'll give you the Scoop!

So I decided that I am having a new feature on my blog.  An AVON product review!
I started selling AVON in December, which I wanted to do for a long time.  I've been an Avon fan and customer since I was little when my mom use to sell it.  She always love working for Avon and was really successful.  It provided our family with needed income and the possibility to be a "stay at home" mom.  Avon also gave my mom the resources to give us 4 kids Birthday & Christmas gifts, school supplies and clothing each year.  To that I will always have a tender spot in my heart for the Avon company, and wanted to try my hand at selling it as well.
This new feature will highlight & test new and old products.  My sister will help me by being my guinea pig.  Actually she sort of inspired this project, her enthusiasm for some of the things Avon carries plus she always lets me try the latest product on her all time and gives me her brutally honest opinion.  I will have the first review before this weekend. So check it out.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Something Sweet!

Went out for lunch an some running around.  One of ours stops was Micheal's.  I love, love Micheal's sales.  This week & next are dollars daze.  Picked up some memory boxes for $4.99 and we got the second one for a penny.  My favorite find was this cute Lip gloss!
 Chocolate flavor for only $1.50, cute eh!
(I really need a tripod)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Bob picked me up candy today!! Yummy!! 
3DEES Sour Super Marios!!

Better put on my 3D glasses!
Now that's better... lets eat!
Donkey Kong & Mario, they look delicious.

Monday, January 10, 2011


The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life.  

This book is adorable, if you are interested in living in a cruelty free way and would like to learn how to make some great things, you definitely have to sign up for this giveaway!!  This book is from Melisser from The Urban Housewife and the giveaway is host by Miss Cuppy's blog "Some girls are bigger than others".  Check out Cuppy's cute blog and sign up for the draw!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Craft Corner Clean-Up

Tonight I have to do some serious tiding up.  Especially in my craft corner, it's been my dumping ground for everything I don't have a home for.  My table has layers upon layers of stuff ready to landslide right off onto one my poor unsuspecting kitties below:(  Plus I need to take down my decorations and pack up my lights. 

Mommy and baby lamb
These past couple weeks I've picked some really cute knick knacks while out thrifting that need a proper place to shine. 

Lets hope I don't get distracted, which I honestly always do.  It's one of my worse traits, that and procrastinating.  So bad for leaving everything till the last moment to do.
If I do indeed get my area done I will post some before and after shots, so I better get to work.  Till later.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Project Restyle, i'm doing this!

I love this idea for a project.  It inspires me, and i can't wait to start!  I chose to make pillows for our living room chairs using vintage fabric napkins I picked up at a thrift shop.  I loved the colors and patterns but never got around to using them.  We really aren't dinner party people, who use fancy fabric napkins.  I am adding some embroidery to add that extra handmade touch to them.  Hope the turn out as good as the vision is in my head.
I will post update pictures on my flicker page, here and the Project Restyle Flickr page.

 I hope I can keep up the momentum.  Till later.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Photo Dump!

Been pretty busy these past holiday weeks, with family time, traveling back and forth from love one homes.  Eating treats and making treats.  Phew...that wore me out all over again!  So here are some random photos from the past 2 weeks.  Hope you enjoy them.
 Picked up some pins while thrifting with my honey and his mum.
 Got a hair cut.
 Treats at my brothers.

 The saddest little reindeer ever!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!!