Monday, June 25, 2012

The Color Run

This weekend I participated in The Color Run in Tulsa, and it was an absolute BLAST! If they happen to come to your area, I would totally recommend doing it. And note- you DO NOT have to be a runner.... this is not a timed event- there are no chips, no official time, and a LOT of walkers. Our group actually walked most of it, but did do some jogging from time to time.

Here we are before, all nice and clean and WHITE! (I picked up my white T at Walmart and a few of the girls just wore mens white tank tops.)

And after- oh so colorful! 

After a much-needed shower, we headed to Dilly Deli and celebrated with lunch. This cinnamon roll was our appetizer..... yum!

That evening we ate at Los Cabos on their patio and it was WONDERFUL. I had the Green Chili Burrito and it was heaven.

It was a great Girls Weekend, and we've decided we need monthly Craft Nights to have a reason to make sure we get together again.

Some tips for the color run:

  • If you happen to live in a state with hot weather on the day of the run, know that sweating will cause the color to stain your skin. The underside of my upper left arm is still a bit blue!
  • Plan on waiting for a while at the starting line. I'm not sure whether I think it would be good to get there super-early or on-time like we did- I think we would have been waiting an hour either way.
  • There's only one water stop at the halfway point, so if you think you will need more water than that, take a bottle with you.
  • Wear sunglasses to keep the powder out of your eyes. We also saw some people with bandanas they would pull up around their nose/mouth at the color stations. If you think it will bother you, I think a bandana is a great idea.
  • We wore hats, and I think it was a fabulous idea (Thanks D!) and kept our hair from getting too much color in it. My friend A read that it may stain bleached hair, so keep that in mind if you highlight.
  • The only thing I had to throw away was my shirt.... we wore black shorts and sports bras so they wouldn't get stained. My socks have a bit of orange on them, but I won't mind using them for running.
  • And shoes..... although I'd suggest wearing some you don't mind getting stained, all the color actually came out of mine.
  • Blue seems to stain the worst, so you might avoid blue if you are worried about staining. They do the color-throwing/spraying at the edges of each color station, so you can stay in the middle as you go through it if you don't want to get hit with it.
  • Take baggies to put your phones in and a trash bag to put your race clothes in if you are out-of-town.
Overall, we had a GREAT time! Have you done a color run?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Confessional Friday 6-22-12

Today I'm linking up with Leslie at A Blonde Ambition for Confessional Friday.

1. I confess that I sometimes watch Good Luck Charlie.... after the kids have gone to bed.

2. I confess that I have so many new shades of nail polish, I want to re-paint them every night.

3. I confess that I have had a Sonic Diet Limeade with Strawberry almost every day this week. Getting ready to head that way for today's.

4. I confess that I am obsessed with The Hunger Games... so much that now that I've read all three books, I've moved on to the audiobooks and am listening to them every chance I get. What's that honey? Didn't hear you, I'm listening to my iPod as I walk around the house......

5. I confess that I did not watch a single NBA game all season, even though my facebook has been taken over by basketball fans. We're knee-deep in P's end of season baseball tournament this week, so that my current obsession.

6. I confess to cutting my getting-ready routine short this summer.... and letting my hair air-dry rather than straighten and curl it. It is saving me so much time and giving me the chance to go to Boot Camp 2 mornings a week, which I LOVE!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I am off for a much-needed girls weekend!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Le Sickie

Poor Bella has been feeling like this. Mr. Sasha was calling her "Snots" and it turned out she had The Kennel Cough.

So of course meds were required, and I'm by nature a cat person and in my experience giving meds to cats is sort of like a greased pig contest- lots of  "Almost!". But not quite.

Have you tried to give a pill to a cat? They eat so damn daintily, that just when you think you've got it perfectly hidden in some sort of food and you're golden, you come back in the room to find they've eaten all the surrounding food and left you a tiny little present in their food bowl- the untouched pill.

But my vet told me about Greenies, the pill pocket that masquerades itself as a treat. Best invention ever. 9 pills down, 1 to go.

Disclosure: Note that I did pay for the dog and her meds and the weekend boarding that got her the damn Kennel Cough, as well as the Greenies. Got them at PetsMart.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gushing Love for Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Pardon me while I simply GUSH. Revlon's new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is hands down the best lippie I've ever tried.

Here's why I love them and haven't worn any other lip products since I purchased these about two weeks ago:

  • They don't bleed! Amazing for such a highly-pigmented glossy formula.
  • When the gloss wears off, you are left with a stain that actually lasts.
  • They feel amazing and are very moisturizing.
  • They twist up and don't require sharpening.
  • The price- at about $9 they are a great deal to start, but during the month of June Walgreens has them BOGO half off which makes them about $6.75 each- AMAZING deal.

005 Crush on top
030 Smitten on bottom



In April I raved about Revlon Lip Butters, but the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have taken over the top spot on my Lippie Love List.

I need to also mention that I have seen people compare these to Tarte's LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain, and folks, these are so so so much better than those $24 puppies! I've tried two shades of the Tarte product, and both bled into the fine lines around my lips, and left behind no stain when the gloss wore off.

Let me know if you pick up a Balm Stain and what shade you get!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Neutrogena Cosmetics Review

Last month Bzz Agent sent me some fabulous Neutrogena Cosmetics products to try. Although I have tried some of their products before, and love their sunscreen, I had not tried the Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner or the Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm. (And don't we all want to look like Jennifer Garner?)

Eyeliner in Cosmic Black
Lip Balm in Sunny Berry, Petal Glow, and Healthy Blush

     Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner
  • Built-in sharpener and smudger create your perfect look, from precise definition to smoky effect
  • Glides on smooth and wears all day; won't smudge or fade
  • Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested
  • 4 shades: Cosmic Black, Brushed Pewter, Spiced Chocolate, Twilight Blue
  • Retail price $7.99
Neutrogena® Revitalizing Lip Balm
  • Sheer, silky formula gives a hint of color
  • Exclusive ion2complex™ instantly moisturizes lips
  • SPF 20
  • 6 shades: Sheer Shimmer, Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, Petal Glow, Soft Caramel, Fresh Plum
  • Retail price $8.99
The eyeliner is so so so smooth and easy to apply and lasted all day. And I LOVED the lip balm- these are great for when you want to apply a sheer wash of color and moisturize so well.

Both products get a thumbs up from me! Follow this link for a $2 coupon.

Disclosure: Products reviewed were provided by Bzz Agent.

Friday, June 8, 2012

What a difference a year makes!

2011 baseball pic

2012 baseball pic

I can't believe how much P has grown over the last year and it's really evident when I see these two pic together. 

I had a lot of fun taking the team pics again this year- I LOVE saving the parents money! I print our pictures at and just charge the actual costs... no markup at all.

If you haven't tried Mpix, I definitely recommend using it to print your "special" pictures. They print on Kodak Endura professional paper, and their wallets are perfection. You absolutely can't beat the prices, and they package amazingly well, with all your prints on cardboard shrink-wrapped so they won't be bent in transit.

And Mpix doesn't know me at all... I'm just passing on info about my favorite photo lab to you!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm Watching

Whether or not you are a fan of the Bachelor franchise, you'll get a kick out of the online show Burning Love. There have been three episodes aired so far, and at around 8 minutes each, they are a must see. (If not just because Veronica Mars stars and the elimination ceremony features the repeated question "Will you accept my hose?")

Live on the Yahoo! Comedy Channel now, Burning Love follows fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) as he searches for the perfect woman. The scripted comedy series features an impressive line up of comedic actors from film and television including Ken Marino, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Michael Ian Black, Adam Scott and more.

Burning Love gives viewers a front row seat to the champagne toasts, candles, heartbreak, bubble baths, chocolate, choreography, hair extensions, roller skating, betrayal, spray-tans, and rainbows in the most romantic, comedic web series ever made.

And now turning out attention to real reality TV, Dance Moms starts back tonight! Oh how I love Abby Lee Miller!

What are you watching that I need to Tivo?

Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm Alive!

Lately I have been tired, down in the dumps, and just felt overall "blah." I read an online review for Alive! Women's Energy vitamins and thought what the hell, I've tried everything else!

AND OMG, I FEEL GREAT! In all seriousness, I took one yesterday morning and absolutely felt fabulous all day long. Have you tried these? I picked them up at Walmart for about $8.