Saturday Makeover Fun

Hello Friends!

How is everyone doing on this fine rainy cloudy gray Saturday?? I know it’s kind of a yucky weather day right?? I love Saturdays and didn’t have much on my “to do” list today except a couple loads of wash, which I almost do with my eyes closed LOL

I laid in bed as long as I could; I actually woke at 7:30am…yuk right?? But I laid there for another 40 minutes or so and then got up. Then I thought I could do some fun self care!

I put on a special exfoliating mask from Elemis: Papaya Enzyme Peel and wandered around the house; fixed my favorite coconut/cacao shake and loaded the dishwasher. Then I made an instastories live video about my skin care routine. Check on Instagram, I hope you like it.

Then I had some fun with different eye colors! I will explain!

Awhile ago I bought Stila Magnificient Metals liquid eye shadow in Sunset Cove; it’s a pretty pink shadow but until today I hadn’t got a chance to figure out how to wear pink on my eyelids! ha! Now is my chance!

Last year I got a free gift from Ulta: a NYX “Happy Birthday” eye shadow palette that I haven’t as yet used very much, the colors are bright.

This week I also went to Ulta to pick up some lashes, I use fake glue on lashes daily and my regular supermarket has been out for awhile. Ulta had bogo 50% off so I grabbed a couple packs, only to get home and realize one of the lash packs was the fullest, longest lashes I had ever seen! How am I gonna wear that on a daily basis! LOL I don’t go out an party so figure that one out! (But here comes Saturday and you know I can do what I want 😉

I put the Sunset Cove on my lids and an orange color in the crease and above my lid. I then used just an ivory under my brows. I didn’t put eye liner on today because I’m trying to highlight the fancy eye color and lashes! (Plus it’s a rainy day and I put my hair up, so focusing on my eyes is only logical-I totally think like a Vulcan right??)

I then glued on these huge, full, long fancy eye lashes, put on thicker lower lash mascara (I really think my lower lashes are longer than my upper lashes, how that happen really??-who else thinks eyelashes are generally unfair in life?)

Then I added a matte pink lipstick someone gave me for ordering LuLaRoe…it looks Tarte brand. I include a picture.

And there ya go! I have pink and orange eyes today, and I’ve got to say I love it and it’s super fun to dress up my eyes when it’s a dingy day! I totally cheered myself up by doing something different and spent time on myself today, I really needed that, my work week was brutal guys, really difficult ….I feel so much better

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

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Do Geese attack? (selfie concerns)

Hello friends! Happy Thursday!

My second favorite day of the week is Thursday! Yay! How is everyone doing?? I hope you all are having a great week and have some fun weekend plans 🙂

I thought I would share a couple of favorite outfits from this week and my concerns taking pictures this morning: DO GEESE ATTACK??

This morning I was at a location close to my employment (same suburb) and this area has a little creek, lots of trees, and a couple of pretty brick bridges. I love this area, it’s so pretty in the middle of huge office buildings…interesting huh? So I got out of my car to take pictures and there are several geese by me and a weird thought pops in my mind…do geese attack? Should I be worried?

I mean, I’m normally a very cautious person, (except on the freeway); I don’t get close to Bison in Yellowstone National Park or hang over the edge of the cliff at Grand Canyon National Park, but I don’t quite know how to deal with geese. Should I be cautious? Are they going to chase me? Granted I don’t think they’re vicious right? Are they going to squack me to death? Will they flap their wings and blow me away? Not likely but these are odd thoughts running through my mind as I take pictures! Does anyone else think like this or am I the only one?? LOL The things that pop in my mind would probably concern other people!

Anyway here are a couple of my favorite outfits this week. My first one happened by accident! I found this darling spring plaid shirt at Target and realized I have earrings (Also Target) to match, then I thought about wearing white jeans (JCPenney) to make the color in the shirt pop, but it was a little chilly so I wondered what jacket to pick…..my eyes set on my destroyed jean jacket from Forever21 and then I realized I have a coral bag (JCPenney) that perfectly matches the shirt and earrings. The only thing I missed is coral lipstick, interesting I don’t have that color….I’m not sure if it would match my skin tone but now I need to find one right?? It’s a need….

Today (geese picture episode) I have to dress more professional as I have meetings with adults (LOL) but I’m still wearing a pop of color -my red pants (AnnTaylor- old) with my black/white gingham shirt by Express and tassel earrings also Express. I added my black moto jacket by OldNavy because it’s again a little cloudy and chilly 😦 but even though it’s cloudy I still dress my personality with the pop of color and fun print!

YAY FOR FUN PRINTS RIGHT??

Everyone have a happy Thursday!

Lace and Straw=Spring

Hello Friends!

How are you all doing? How was your weekend? I had a wonderful weekend as I described in my previous post, but back at work this week. Mondays are hard, Tuesdays are manageable, Wednesdays aren’t as difficult, Thursdays are somewhat joyous, and Friday is a breeze…then I have my weekend and start all over again! (That’s my week in a nutshell LOL)

After the beautiful weather over the weekend, I craved wearing something springy, but noticed the storm clouds (of course, since I washed my car Thursday) but wanted to wear something that made me think of Spring! So that is what I’ve done!

I wore my super stretchy and comfy (yet trendy and fun) striped pants (link to this awesome pair of pants below) from Express along with last fall’s lace blouse (also Express) and I added a cute little bag I got a couple years ago on my vacation to South Carolina (purchased by my sister in law for me at Talbots! and it’s so cute and totally on trend right now! Have you seen all these straw/bamboo bags that everyone has and they totally make you think of a summer day!

I really want warm weather, I’m so tired of rain, wind, snow, and cold temps! I’m always like this Jan-April…seriously it happens every year! I get past Christmas and then I’m like…SICK OF BAD WEATHER….I WANT SUNSHINE….NOW! LOL

So there you have it, I’m tired of bad weather, I want what I want, right now! Who’s with me???

High Waisted Striped Cropped Wide Leg Pant

Biggest Easter Weekend Ever

Hello Friends!

How are all of you doing this fine Easter Sunday afternoon? I just finished the funnest, biggest, and busiest Easter Weekend Ever! I’ll tell you all about it.

Friday afternoon (4pm) our two oldest grandchildren came to sleep over, they are seven and six. We took them to A Wrinkle in Time (which btw, is a super boring movie….boring at the beginning and hard to understand, boring and odd, boring, and then terribly horrifying (our granddaughter was cowering in her seat and I could hear other children in the theatre crying-we almost left) and then it was odd/weird boring ending??? I wished we had taken them to something else.

We recovered the joy of the evening by painting 36 eggs that I had boiled previous to the disastrous movie event (we had paint and eggs and all kinds of crazy in my kitchen!) I made quite a few funny videos and will post a couple, they just crack me up. So by the time we were done painting eggs, it was (i’m sorry to say about 10pm) and the kiddies were still wired (it must have been the 28 oz slurpee we bought them at the theatre?? Let me tell you, that sugar lasts foreverrrrrr…..

It was somewhat difficult to get them to switch gears to sleep but eventually they did around midnight and up again at 7am! (I don’t have nearly that much energy, wish I did) LOL

Then we spent the early part of the day playing and listening to General Conference. Sometimes the children listened and sometimes they played, that’s normal 😉

At four pm, the rest of my children and grandchildren (the two- three year olds-missing the children and grandchildren out of state) came over for my two youngest children’s March birthday celebrations. Their birthdays are so close together, now that they’re adults we combine the celebration (they’ve said they don’t mind). I had made a chocolate cheesecake that morning to top it all off. We had a great time talking and laughing. The grandchildren enjoyed the great weather on Saturday, seriously a beautiful day.

FUDGE TRUFFLE CHEESECAKE (from Hershey’s recipe book)

CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST (RECIPE FOLLOWS)

2 cups (12 oz package) Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

3 packages cream cheese, softened (8 oz each)

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Prepare chocolate crumb crust. Heat oven to 300
  2. Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bow. Microwave at high (100%) 1 1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating just until chips are melted when stirred. 
  3. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add melted chips, eggs, and vanilla; mix well Pour into prepared crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. (makes 10 to 12 servings).

Chocolate Crumb Crust: Stir together 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/3 cup melted butter in bowl. Press firmly onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan. 

Then today everyone came over again and we had Easter/General Conference brunch (we always make a big breakfast with specialty hash browns, tons of bacon, monkey bread -Rhodes rolls in a bundt pan with special carmely sauce- fried or scrambled eggs and juice) and sit down and watch conference. When everyone is done eating, we commence playing Bingo (laminated bingo boards with gospel ideas on each square-playing pieces are M&M’s) and when each person gets a Bingo, I’ve purchased dollar store prizes to promote listening to the speakers.

I’ve done this Bingo since my children were young, they always seemed to love it (I think the best prize we ever got was “Fart Putty” that we found in the dollar section of Target-it’s this silly putty type of stuff in a little plastic toilet and when a person sticks their finger in, it makes a farty sound)! You’ve never seen adults laugh so hard for so long. I’ve never found anything yet that was a bigger hit. A couple of years ago, I thought everyone was too old for Bingo and tried to do away with it, you’d think I cancelled Christmas there was such a protest! I guess it’s one of those family traditions that everyone has come to love.

During sessions of conference today we played a game my son owns, it’s called “Sequence” and is super fun. Our family loves to play games together, we are pretty competitive and the outcomes are usually hilarious especially with spoons, UNO, and Phase 10. We’ve always played games from the time they were little until now including the grandchildren; the 7 and 6 year old are great UNO players 😉

It was somewhat unusual to have the birthday dinner, grandchildren sleep over, General Conference Bingo and Easter all in one weekend but that’s how it happened and I think everyone had such a fun time. I’ll share some pictures below, I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter weekend. For me, it’s all about family  (LOVE)

Color=Happiness?

Hello Friends!

Oh my goodness my favorite day of the work week, Friday is upon us! I never really understood how much joy can be packed into one day (until it arrives and I’m almost giddy!) Happy end of the week, beginning of the weekend! Boom!

Another thing I realized made me happy is color. I don’t know if that sounds strange? Today I wore this vibrant red/blue/black patterned skirt from (H&M) and an (older) pink tee (Express)-paired with blue sandals (Nordstrom Rack), red bag (JCPenney) and bauble bright blue earrings (Sugarfix-Target-the bomb). I also had a red moto jacket this morning cause it was a wee bit chilly but not now. I realized that the shade of red in my bag and skirt has undertones of blue (that’s really what makes the blue work) and as I was sitting in the car, trapped on the freeway, I was mesmerized the beautiful colors. It’s almost as if I’m viewing beautiful spring flowers, that’s the only way I can describe it. Of course the sun is shining too and I singing at the top of my lungs to “Greatest Showman” soundtrack, so I’m pretty much nestling in the clouds with joy even though I’m trapped on the freeway going 10mph…so ironic right?? (This was my thought process-does this color make me happy?? I think so)

Those of you that wonder about my choice of music, YES I ATTENDED ANOTHER MOVIE LAST NIGHT…this is the third movie since last Saturday, and I feel like my MoviePass purchase was a good decision LOL!

Happy Friyay-Weekend!