Monday, June 27, 2011
But the second one is totally different- it's very violent to me- there are "bad guys" and lots of good guy-bad guy stuff.
And it's confusing! WC, who is 5 1/2, really didn't understand it AT ALL. The idea of someone being "undercover" is really an advanced topic and she just couldn't follow the storyline. P, almost 8, actually asked me if we could leave in the middle of the movie because it was too stressful. I convinced him to stay, but as we left he said, "It was OK, but not at all like the first movie. We don't need to buy it."
Have you seen it? What was your opinion? Did your kids enjoy it?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The only problem was that the recipe I found was all homemade-y and had lots of ingredients that aren't typically stocked in the Sasha pantry.
So...... in typical shortcut fashion, I cut a few corners are created my own version. And they are YUMMY!
Cast of characters:
Cupcake mix (the one I used made 12 cupcakes, perfect for one batch)
Ingredients for cupcakes per box- water, oil, and eggs
Foil liners (important!)
Full-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Stick your Reese's PB Cups in the freezer for a bit so they come right out of the wrappers. Preheat oven to 350. Place one upwrapped PB cup in each foil liner.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I was excited to receive the Pixi Lumi Lux Radiance Powder to review. It retails for $26 at Target.
However, you can see the downside to this--- I nicked the flower with my fingernail when I was opening it to photograph- see the part of the flower right by the P in Pixi?
I tried to swatch the powder on my skin, but it's so natural, it's hard to see! So here's a swatch on a cotton pad.... it's a nice rosy peach.
This silky, all-over illuminating powder palette adds light, radiance and
luminosity to the skin and creates an angelic sheen. It's ideal for
counteracting tired skin as an instant pick-me-up on cheekbones and
I used a skunk brush to swirl the colors together and applied like I would a bronzer.... to my temples, cheekbones, and nose. I followed with my normal blushes and loved the look.
If you are looking for a new illuminating powder to add some radiance to your face, this would definitely be perfect!
Friday, June 17, 2011
I am so pleased with how they turned out! Doesn't P look so grown up? He'll be 8 in August and I continue to be so proud of his good attitude. Baseball has been hard for him (there are 2 balls coming at him at a time you know!) but he gets out there and tried hard.
And last night at practice, he hit 11 balls! Amazing, really. Our end-of-season tourney starts Monday, and although I am ready to not have to sit in the 101 degree heat for games anymore, I will really miss it. Baseball is totally my favorite sport.
I didn't charge the parents for the pics, and emailed the hi-res images for them to print their own, or use however they like. Since I planned on ordering wallets and such from www.mpix.com (they do rounded corners and use Kodak Endura professional paper), I offered to order anything the parents wanted at cost. Quite a few took me up on my offer and I just got them all sorted out and ready to deliver. It was fun!
How has your week been?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Although I didn't picture it, this also comes with a mini sized Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which I love. It'll be a great size for travel.
Basically, this palette offers up two shades from each of the following palettes: Naked, Smoky, Natural, and Romantic. These palettes run $35 each, so this VIB reward is quite a steal!
(click to enlarge)
Also included on the inside is a diagram showing you an example for each look.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Have you been watching "My Drunk Kitchen"?
As usual, I am sure I am the last one alive to stumble on this, but OMG it's hilarious. So far there are 6 epis and a new one is out tomorrow..... I need a tshirt too. I am deciding between "The Cheese is Trapped" and "Jargaritas".
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Last year I told you about my father-in-law, who was battling leukemia and preparing for a bone marrow transplant. The Be the Match Foundation was offering free signup to be on the national bone marrow registry, and amazingly, so many of our friends and family signed up to be on the registry in his honor.
Sadly, he passed away last week. Having some time to prepare, he let the family know he wanted his funeral to be a celebration rather than a ceremony filled with sadness.
And it was! My husband's cousin prepared a fabulous slideshow of pictures set to music, and it was amazing to see all the wonderful memories he created over the years with his family. He was truly a man who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every single day.
One of the songs played during the slideshow was Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris singing "This Is Us". This was a song I had never heard before, and am now obsessed with. It's as if my in laws are singing it themselves! A perfection description of them.
(Every time I try to embed a youtube vid, my browser shuts down, so here's a link to hear the song.)
Hopefully we can all take something from this- make memories with your family. They are priceless!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I saw this on Pinterest and can't stop thinking about how fun this would be.
Here's how it works: Each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like.. your favorite lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, favorite gift wrapping supply, a gift card for your favorite frozen yogurt, etc.).
It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing.
When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl.
The bowl is passed around, and each person takes five names (making sure you don't pick your own.. or two of the same name).
One at a time each person introduces their favorite thing and then reads the five names they picked from the bowl, passing out their gift to those five guests.
After everyone at the party has presented their favorite thing, each person should end up with five gifts to take home.
Doesn't this sound FUN?????? I totally want to do this and need to find a good night in the next month or so. Or does anyone local already have a kid-free weekend night coming up and want to host at their house?
Monday, June 6, 2011
All of the sudden, Beauty Balms, or bb creams, are all over the place! Of course I had to try one! The general idea is that a bb cream is a moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, that also hides imperfections.
I tried the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm, purchased from Sephora for $32. I've been wearing it as my foundation, applied with a damp foundation brush, and I love it. This only comes in one shade, and just seems to be perfect for my skintone (light/fair, with yellow undertones).