Friday, September 7, 2012


Today is...
      - Gloomy
      - Rainy
      - Windy

Today is perfect for...
      - Reading
      - Writing
      - Coffee/Tea

Today is Friday.

Here's to a great weekend!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Monday, September 3, 2012

You Capture: Green

I didn't get a lot of pictures this weekend.

In fact, I haven't been getting a lot of pictures for a while, because I've been slacking.

I'm trying to do better.

Luckily, this weekend I went to the Kansas City Irish Fest, so it wasn't too hard to find "green."

Even the water was green!

If you want to see other "green" pictures, check out You Capture. 

What did you guys do this weekend?

Saturday, September 1, 2012


I know, I know… according to the calendar it is not Fall yet, but Summer is basically over.

Everyone is getting one last weekend at the pools and water parks before they close for the year.

All of our schools are back in session. For the kids in our neighborhood, summer ended last week.

Honestly, I’m not sad to see it go.

It has been one very hot and long summer.

I can’t wait for the temps to drop and the leaves to change color.

This week I get start the process of putting up my Fall decorations.

I’m ready for the crisp cool air and the pumpkin spice candles.

Fall is my favorite season and it can’t get here fast enough.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Birchbox - July 2012

Once again, it's Birchbox time!

This was a great month for Birchbox.

 They teamed up with Glamour magazine to celebrate the five senses.

I have to say, they did a great job, I was pretty excited when I opened up my box.

I'm just going to get right into what I got.

1. Larabar - Cherry Cobbler
      My husband ate this right after I took this picture. It didn't really look that good to me.

2. Oscar de la Renta - live in love (notes of hyacinth and orchid over a rich base of sandalwood and cedar.) 

3.  boscia - Green Tea Blotting Linens
     I've never used any kind of blotting papers, so I am excited to try these out.

4. Jouer - Luminizing Moisture Tint

5. Eyeko - Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (in purple)

    Stuff like this is the reason I signed up for Birchbox. I was so happy to find makeup in my box, and having it be a full size product was even better.

6. Birchbox Exclusive - earbuds

      These were totally unexpected. When you pay $10 dollars for a box, you really only expect a few nice size beauty samples, not earbuds. These alone made the box for me. Are they the best quality? No, but they will be perfect for the gym. Now I don't have to worry about my nice earbuds getting all sweaty and gross.

That is all for July's Birchbox.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Birchbox - June

I was so excited to see that little pink box in my mailbox on Monday.

I never look up the theme of my box before I get it, because I think it's more fun not knowing.
So, I was surprised when I saw the cute little stamp designs on the inside of the box.

They made more sense when I found out that this month's theme was "Jet Set."

Anyways, here are the products that were in my box.

1. Masqueology - Brightening Mask (I am really excited to try this type of mask.)

2. Likewise - Facial Moisturizer + Sun Protectant SPF 50 

3. Stainiac in Beauty Queen - lip and cheek stain

4. Ada Cosmetics - Bronzer

5. Lifestyle Extra - Cynthia Rowley Dress Up Band-Aids ( I actually got a full size of this product, which is worth $15, so I was pretty excited about that. Who can't use Band-Aids?)

Overall, I was really happy with this box. The only thing that I don't know if I will like is the bronzer. Bronzer never seems to look right on me and this one has a lot of shimmer in it which I don't usually like. I am still excited to try it though, and everything else in my box. 

Have you tried any of these products? If so, did you like them? Let me know.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Quick Update

I never meant to take such a long break from this blog.

What have I been up to?

1. I decided to try Camp NaNoWriMo. So far I'm not doing so well, but I haven't given up yet. (Camp NaNoWriMo is basically the same as NaNoWriMo, it just takes place in June and August instead of November.)

2. My husband and I have been spending time at the lake, enjoying the sun.

3. We also spent some time at the Kansas City Zoo this weekend. They had a special event for Friends of the Zoo and we had a blast!

4. I took a couple of small road trips with my sister-in-law two weekends ago. We had a lot of fun and I may write up a little post about them if I get the chance.

5. We are currently driving a rental car because of a minor accident we were in about a month ago. Our car is getting fixed and hopefully it won't take too much longer. 

Again, sorry this blog has been silent for so long. I plan on getting back to posting on a regular schedule soon.

With all of the stuff going on (especially Camp NaNoWriMo) my schedule is a little out of whack. 

I should be getting my June Birchbox in the mail today, so I will have a post about that coming soon.

How has your summer been so far?