Apr 1, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

 A couple of weeks ago I was in Ulta picking up a few things I needed when I saw this mascara on the counter near the cash register.  I asked the girl that was assisting me if the mascara really worked.  She called over a sales assistant that had applied the mascara to one eye and not the other to show the curling effect.  I was impressed.  I have NEVER liked using eyelash curlers.  I think I have pulled more eyelashes out than I have actually curled them.  So I bought it.

I have been using Benefit Roller Lash Mascara for a couple of weeks now and love it.  Yes, it is pricey at $24.00.  Way more than I like to spend on mascara.  But I have to tell you I love it!  It curls my lashes.  I love the thinness of the brush.  The mascara is not really wet so it goes on really easy.

Here's a video I found by Beauty Rapport that I thought you'd like to see and hear her opinion of the mascara.

Have you tried it?  If so, do you like it?

Hope you have a great day!!!

Take care,


Mar 31, 2015

Container Gardening

See my pallet....I had the hubs steal it from the neighbors trash!!!
I guess I am officially a gardener...a container gardener that is!  Nelly had gone a little crazy with her seeds and had extra plants so she shared them.  :)

She suggested that I use the Home Depot orange buckets for my containers.  I think they are kinda cute.  The orange color is a nice compliment to the stones.

The hubs made six holes in the bottom for good drainage. 

I  know the hubs probably thought I had gone crazy (he does not eat any of this) but he didn't say anything.  He assisted as needed.

Here is a list of the plants she gave me:

Rutgers Tomato

Little Fingers Eggplant
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Zucchini Black Beauty
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Miniature Chocolate Bell Pepper
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Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper
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Oops!  Rutgers Tomato plant snapped!
My first casualty was snapping the stalk of the Rutgers tomato plant.  I was so bummed.  I sent her a text telling her what happened and she said to stick the plant that had broken off deep into the soil and it should grow roots.  So I dug it out of the trash and planted it next to the stub of a stem.  I am hoping that it does grow roots.

I left the red cups (labeled with the name of each plant) until I make plant markers.
I have to admit I am really excited about my container garden.  I'll be checking it on a daily basis to see if there is any growth.  :)  And to make sure the squirrels are staying out of them!!!

I have a feeling that if these plants produce veggies I am going to be hooked.  How do you like my fancy containers?

Take care,


Mar 30, 2015

A Bit of Randomness

Girls selling cookies last weekend
  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with beautiful weather.  We were blessed with lots of sunshine and blue skies.  Just what we needed after all of that rain.

The hubs was out of town for his yearly golf outing with his closest friends so I had the house all to myself.   Not that I did anything exciting.  :)  I cleaned out closets, drawers, and purged.  Oh how I love to purge!  Such an awesome feeling.

Babysitting Mr. W
The sweetest moment for me this weekend was after church when Mr. W came out of the daycare area.  He saw me, yelled "maw maw" and ran to me as fast as his little legs could run.  He jumped so I could pick him up and he started jibber jabbering....looking straight into my eyes to make sure he had my full attention.  He had so much to tell me and was so animated.  I couldn't help but think of Grandy (hub's grandmother).  She would sit and listen to the hubs talk on and on and appear to be genuinely interested.  One day I asked her how she was so patient to hear him ramble on (he is known to speak in circles)....her reply was I'll listen to anything he has to say.  I now know what she meant.  I could listen to Mr. W and the girls forever.

Hope you have a very blessed day.

Take care,


Mar 25, 2015

Pretty Woman Turns 25!!!

Wow!!!  I can't believe the movie Pretty Woman is 25 years old!!!
I can't begin to tell you how many times I have watched this movie over the years.
I've seen it at the movies, watched it on VHS, and now watch it on a DVD.

I have always been a huge fan of Richard Gere so it was a natural for me to choose this movie.  I fell in love with Julia Roberts after seeing her in this movie.  

A funny story....on one of our first dates, the hubs and I went to see a movie with Richard Gere (I forget the name of the movie).  It was so bad!!!  I slept through the entire movie while he watched it.  Looking back, he probably thinks that should have been a sign!  I can't tell you how many movies I have gone to sleep on.  If they are boring or not my type, I am gone.  Not him.  If he starts a movie he has to watch it to the end.  :)

I am going to watch it again this weekend!!!  You really should watch it if you haven't already seen it.  It's definitely a "feel good" movie.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Take care,


Mar 24, 2015

Plans for My Office

I have been gathering ideas together on a mood board for my office.

I'd like to paint the walls a pretty gray
Draw a few Mickey's around the room
Paint the cabinets black
Dress up the cabinet doors with either mirrors, paper, or some sort of trim
Add touches of gold for a bit of glam
Black and white drapes

Are you working on any mood boards for your home?

Hope you have a great day!

Take care,