Friday, July 30, 2010

Headed to the lake

Woo woo! I am headed to the lake for the annual Girls Weekend with some of my besties from college. We always have a great time!

Whether it be on a Mexican vacation


or just hanging in Dallas, I LOVE spending time with these girls!

Everybody's coming this year, all six of us, and I can't wait to see everyone and catch up!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stila Palette Giveaway

Have you seen the darling new Stila Travel Palettes? I purchased two of the "Pretty In Paris" palettes- one for me and one for *you*! I am wearing the eye shadow today (Crepe and Jolie) and I love it.

From Sephora.com:
The second in a five-part series of collectible palettes, The Pretty in Paris palette is all you need to get pretty on the go! It features Stila's award-winning eyeshadows in four trend-setting shades: Crepe (pale pink), Cherie (reddish brown), Jolie (brownish pink) and Chocolat (brown). The palette also includes Convertible Color in "Rosebud", a limited-edition shade, and a built-in mirror for easy application and touch-ups on the go!

Giveaway will close Wednesday, Aug 4th at 9:00 pm CST and I will choose 1 winner, who needs to be from the US.

To enter, just follow Sasha Says and leave a comment with your email address!

Easy Peasy! Good luck!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Vitatops

Do you eat Vitatops? We *love* them at our house- I especially love them because they are only 1 Weight Watches point and have a great amount of fiber and keep me full all morning.

And my kids love them because they are chocolaty. They have no idea they are good for them!

But I got super-tired of paying $4.20 plus tax for a box of 4 from Target. I heard about, researched, and tried the mix they sell, and by George, it's a winner! For $15.48 (free super-saver shipping if you spend over $25 at Amazon), you get three boxes of mix, and each box makes 12 muffin tops- a total of 36 tops.

I didn't have a muffin top pan, so I ordered two of these from Amazon and have been very pleased with them- sprayed liberally with Pam, the muffin tops come right out after baking.

Some notes on using the mix: I use 3/4 cup of Eggbeaters in place of the egg and sprinkle each top with 7 chocolate chips. The baking directions on the box are a little off, so I adjust it to 350 degrees for 15 minutes and get a great result. These are easily heated in the microwave for about 20 seconds from frozen, for a quick and easy breakfast.

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon referral links.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Damn

The Wild Child has great fine motor skills, due in part to the listening therapy program she started at age 2 1/2 for her Sensory Processing Disorder. It really fine-tuned her motor skills.

And she LOVES to cut. She cuts out coupons for me, cuts out her coloring pages, and even just cuts pieces of lined paper up into bits. I am forever picking up little slivers of paper off the carpet.

But this morning I found that the little slivers of paper I was picking up were her SHOT RECORD. She somehow found it in the kitchen and managed to cut it in a million pieces. Lovely.

So it looks like I need to get a locking file cabinet to store all the things I need kept in one piece.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

9 Nail Polishes You Need to Branch Out and Wear Right Now

I'm relatively conservative in the way I dress and do my makeup. My day job is in corporate accounting in a relatively conservative setting.

But..... I absolutely love expressing myself through my nail polish! Why not? It's nothing permanent or in-your-face, like a visible tatoo or pink hair might be. Wearing trendy colors on your fingers is a great way to add a little pizazz by staying current but yet still presentable.

My boss has never said a word about my choice of expression- I've gotten a few raised eyebrows at some of my choices, but since I don't deal directly with the public on a daily basis, it's never been an issue.

I've put together a list of some of my favorite shades right now- a great place to start if you haven't worn trendy colors before.

1. China Glaze Midnight Mission (from Vintage Vixen collection)

2. China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald (from Vintage Vixen collection)

3. Sephora by OPI Midnight Mambo (Sephora.com online exclusive)

4. China Glaze Swing Baby (from Vintage Vixen collection)

5. Sally Hansen Sea and Be Seen (Spring 2010 collection)

6. Essie Lapis of Luxury (from Resort collection)


7. Sephora by OPI Metro Chic (from core line)

8. Sephora by OPI Leaf Him at the Altar (from Modern Flowers collection)

9. Any of the blues/greens from Sephora by OPI Havana Nights collection (one at at time, please!)

left to right
Havana Dreams (3 coats)
Caribbean Cocktail (3 coats)
Teal We Meet Again (2 coats)
Read My Palm (2 coats)

I'd love to hear from Sasha Says readers... what colors are you wearing these days? Have you tried any of these colors? Are you able to wear colors like this in your office?

Remember I always post my manis on my nail blog- Manicure Mommas. I'd love to have you visit there as well!


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Did you watch The Bachelorette?


And did you swoon when Chris said "God, I love you" last night?

I sure did.......

I know, I know, I've read the spoilers on Reality Steve... but I'm pulling for Chris.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Guess Who Dressed Herself?




I laughed when she came out of her room with her boots on with shorts (so very Jessie!), but in line for the movies, I looked back and realized the teenager behind us was dressed just like that (minus the Jessie shirt!).

So I suppose it was quite in style after all.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Swatch of Fresh Sugar Plum lip balm

Fresh Sugar Plum
(product photo from Sephora)

One of my favorite lip balms, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, is now available in Plum and of course I ordered it because I am absolutely obsessed with all things plum.

I am so glad I did- it's just gorgeous! It feels so luxurious on your lips, just like the original, but it has a beautiful plum sheen. It's a bit pricey at $22.50, but it's a worthwhile luxury to me. I also have the Rose and Clear and have repurchased several times.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Big Brother Office Pool

I drew Ragan from Big Brother 12 .

Surely you knew I'd draw Mr. Bowtie in the office pool, right? I mean, I had Scarfy McScarferson last year (Kevin- who I really ended up liking!).

What's your favorite BB site? I have relied on Hamster Watch the last few seasons to get my fix. Of course, I have no time for live feeds, but I love reading the daily summaries and just started following them on Twitter.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dad Life- Has this made it around yet?????

A friend showed the Dad Life vid to me last weekend, and Mr. Sasha kept telling me he had already emailed it to me. I'm all about social media and knew I hadn't seen it, so I remembered the subject line of the email he sent said "Swagger Wagon" and that was the Toyota vid, totally different! (And I deleted it since we've all seen Swagger Wagon...)

So this was new to me, and I die! "Hold up- is that a weed in my fescue? Ah no- Roundup to the rescue!"

Mwahhhhhh....... I might even like this better than Swagger Wagon.

Have you seen it?


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dear Marcia Cross,

I saw your commercial for Motts Medleys today.

If my kids happen to see it, I'm going to be very very upset with you.

They certainly don't need to hear about those "invisible vegetables" in there. I have them snowed over about it, and I don't need you spoiling it. Why would you do that to me?

Perception is everything, and if P finds out about those carrots, he won't be indulging anymore.

So if I see that commercial running on Disney or Sprout........... well, let's just hope I don't!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Too Faced Leopard Love Palette- Darling!




Have you ever seen anything so darling? I am loving Too Faced Cosmetics these days- their products are just too cute and call my name until I purchase them.

This palette has three separate colors- a bronzer, blush, and a highlighter. Yesterday I tried the blush and then topped it with the highlighter on top of my cheekbones and I loved the look.

I purchased this from Sephora for $30. Here's a description from Sephora:

Three naturally sexy shades offer a variety of application options: The new
Peach Leopard offers a soft and healthy naturally apricot glow, the new Candy
Leopard contains pink tones that promote a luminous, flush pop of color, and
best-selling Pink Leopard contains golden bronze and gilded pinks to brighten
any complexion. This palette provides an on-box, get-the-look face chart with
easy-to-follow steps for creating a naturally glowing complexion. Customize your
bronze or blush by mixing shades to color and contour as the formula builds
evenly for a flawless finish—from sheer and sexy to deep and dangerous.


Well, we all need that, don't we? Deep and dangerous though? Not sure about that!

Should you feel the need to order, don't forget to go thru ebates for 4% back and use a code from retailmenot- I used BRONZEME to get a small size of St. Tropez tanning lotion because I've always wanted to try it.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Love My Flip!


We are loving our new Flip HD! My FIL is in the hospital and we've been making some videos for him to watch of the kids. P is loving baseball and wanted to share his swing. Major leaguer in the making if I do say so myself. You just plug the camera into the computer and it prompts you to do all kinds of stuff like email and load to youtube.

It's $152 on Amazon right now, and is easy-peasy to use, as the kids would say. Basically I took it out of the box and turned it on.

I also got this little tripod thinking I might do a vlog or nail tutorial. Don't get too excited, we all know how my turnaround time on new stuff that has to be planned out is. This puppy is still in the box.

But I *have* been using the case I bought and it's perfect. I'm keeping the Flip in my purse for those all-of-the-sudden, must-be-filmed moment that are sure to pop up.

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon referral links, along with a darling video of my almost 6 year old hitting the ball over the fence.

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Link to Amazon gift card giveaway


Check out Trainer Momma- she is giving away some Amazon giftcards! Cool!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Havaianas: Do I Need Some?

I have heard quite a bit about Havaianas, but have never seen them or tried them on. Do I need some? All they all that?

Rue La La has a Havaianas Boutique today- it looks like you can get two pair for $20-25.

Tell me about them!

Disclosure: This post contains a referral link.

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Should you happen to see me running down the road

and see my dying laughing, almost tripping,

I shall be listening to Bridget Jones's Diary on my ipod.
I love music, I really do, but I am so ADD that I can't listen to music while I run. Too many opportunities for my mind to wander, and I always end up thinking about how tired I am and how much I want to stop running. And how much I'd actually prefer a beer.
But I found that if I listen to some British chick lit, my runs are glorious, much fun, and v. good.
Because of this, I've also decided to add some of Bridget's phrases into my daily speak. Beginning now, I will be saying the following:
  1. Mobile (pronounced mo-bile)
  2. Hurrah!
  3. v. good and non v. good
  4. Flat, in reference to while I live
  5. Inner Poise
  6. Alcohol units
  7. Fancy, as in "Fancy a snack?"

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rainy Holiday


Wow! Did we ever get some rain this weekend!

The Sashas still had a fab time. We dashed up to a hotel in The Big City to enjoy an indoor waterpark during the downpoor. The kids had a ball and we drank many a beer.

We capped last night off with some frozen lemonade and although I don't know what she was saying, The Wild Child was in Little Miss Bossypants mode, which is too cute on film.

Hope you had a great holiday!

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