Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Smile on My Face with a Nostalgic Coffee Break

 I decided to take some time to appreciate some simple things today. Like enjoying my husband's company over an egg and turkey bacon breakfast. The calm nostalgia I got from enjoying a simple cup of black coffee in a mug given to me by a person I care about. 

 I remember my husband and his sweet smile as he handed me a blue mug his mom bought me from an art fair. It wasn't for any other reason than to send some love my way. My husband helped her pick out the perfect mug from the selection. That's a reason to smile right there.

 I brewed the cup of dark French roast from this KEURIG machine I recently won in a giveaway.  It's something I appreciate and enjoy. Another reason to smile.

 My nostalgic coffee break wouldn't have been complete without a Little Debbie snack today. A brand of treats I used to share with my grandpa while sitting on his lap. He died more than half my lifetime ago but I still remember how special those moments were. How special he was.

What are you nostalgic about today? What has you smiling? Feel free to share with me in the comment section below :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Mary Kay Look Review

Disclaimer: I received the Mary Kay products for free through The opinions are my own. 

Thanks to and Mary Kay, I got a VoxBox of goodies to try out. Awesome right? I was so excited to open the box that I got in the mail. 

^ Yay ^

I enjoyed looking at each piece, playing with them, taking pictures, and then trying the products out. 

This is Mary Kay Lash Primer. Value: $15.
This was the first time I have ever tried lash primer. I didn't know what to expect. I think I imagined something like glue. But this went on smoothly, wasn't too sticky, and dried nice. I liked how it shaped my lashed and made them look fuller 

 Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening mascara in I <3 Black. Value: $15. 
Mascara is something I am no stranger to. I couldn't wait to try this. I loved how well the brush worked with my lashes. The perfectly black mascara went on evenly and looked great. It lasts a good long while without getting a ton of black flakes in my eyes. It did take some work to wash off.

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush. Value: $10.
This brush has a good design that makes it easy to hold and work with. The bristles are smooth and have a nice shape. No complaints here.

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color -Violet Storm. Value: $22.
I am a newbie when it comes to creamy eye shadows so using this was an experience for me. I just love the color and think Violet Storm is the perfect name for this. Learning how to spread the shadow on my eyelids was a bit awkward but it turned out so much better than I expected. This is a long wearing formula so be careful. It's hard to correct a mistake ha ha. It did take some work to fully wash this off. 

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lip Stick in Pink Cherie. Value: $18.
This lipstick is designed to smooth and moisturize your lips. After trying this on I learned that pink lipstick just isn't my color [Insert sad face here]. I may not have been able to pull off the color but my lips did feel soft after using it. The lipstick doesn't have a lot of lasting power but I noted that it did not change to odd colors after a few minutes of wear. It's great for getting softer lips but I don't think I would spend nearly $20 on this product. 

This is me wearing my new makeup. Sorry I didn't get a clear shot. I am happy with the makeup overall. My favorite item was the Mascara and my least favorite is the lipstick. Contact your Mary Kay Beauty Consultant or go online to if you wish to try any of these products. Have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

10 Things About Me. Hoping to Learn More About You.

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a blessed Thursday. This is the day which the LORD hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24. 

I figured I would share a few things about myself. Feel free to tell me about you as well. I would love reading about you.

1. I can't really say I have a favorite color. I enjoy black but that doesn't exactly count. I generally go for more earthly colors though.

2. I actually enjoy Spam. The canned meat product, not what you get in your email. Strange and bad for you, I know. 

3. I became interested in free samples and other online opportunities when I was about 17. I am 25 now and still have things to learn.

4. I smoke cigarettes. I know it's wrong. Quitting is on the self improvement list.

5. I have never tried waxing.

6. I have never got my nails done. 

7. I drink my coffee black the majority of the time. But I do enjoy fancy high calorie coffee drinks. 

8. I don't have cable. Netflix is the closest thing I have to it.

9. I really love video games. I have a long list of games I still need to make time to play. 

10. I would rather have a regular purse with $300 dollars in it than a $300 dollar purse. 

Hope you have a wonderful day and have some time to tell me about yourself. Leave me with your prayer requests if you have any. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lighten Up With Me! "Mama's Fried Potatoes" Made My Day :)

I was listening to music videos today to earn my daily 50 swagbucks. Then "Mama's Fried Potatoes" came on and started a fit of giggles. Put me in a good mood. Watch the video and have a nice day :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

So Much Work to Do

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I have so much work to do! My biggest project is to get this blog running a bit better. I want to have a giveaway on this blog soon. But I need to link my Bloglovin account, create a Facebook page, and maybe get more followers first. It probably wouldn't hurt to learn how to use rafflecopter as well. 

Most of the things I need to work on require me to get control of my time. Time management isn't something I am that great at. I need to organize how much time I spend earning & winning things online. How much time I spend blogging and socializing. How much time I clean, exercise, do my chores, and just about everything else. But I am determined to take control.

Send this girl a prayer?