Fresh Start Challenge Day 12: Life After You



I never thought I would need this song in my life. And I never dreamed I would let someone halt my life, but I did. 

What's bad? I had everyone telling me not to even give you a second look that I could do so much better. I guess part of me felt bad that you had been with Elle. We did like a lot of the same things. Or so I thought. Then I realized that you wanted me to be the rodeo girl that was content taking the back road. 

Maybe I should been a little more clear to begin with. I am a bold girl with a huge personality and it takes a small arsenal to hold me down. I will however, give you the benefit that you made me think for a little bit that I couldn't do any better. 

I am pretty sure we did care for each other, but knowing that you couldn't support my decisions and then lied and cheated. I think that's the part that still consumes me a little bit and I think that's what consumed you too at the end was that I was giving you the benefit of a doubt and still forgiving you. I really think that you thought I would be pissed that I would dump you on the spot. I remember sitting on that porch stoop covered in pumpkin guts with you telling me that you had slept with her with your son within 3 feet of you I may add. 

I'll be honest with you now. I had everything set up so I wouldn't have to come home from London. I had two different careers ready to start. Madame was the one that told me that she would support me through any decision I made but that she really wanted me to come back. 

Besides your over exaggerations and need to fit in (and failing miserably I may add), you weren't that bad. You were funny sometimes. You had your querks. But what made me want to get away so bad? Your mom and your clingy self. I should have seen the big red flag waving when she said you got that from her. Instead I passed it off as nothing. 

What's my number one pet peeve? Questions. As a teacher I don't mind them when it comes to my life, my family's life and my friend's lives. That is the quickest freaking way to piss me off. Yes your mom is what literally made me question things to begin with. 

I am close to my dad but I am not to the point where I am going to masturbate in front of my dad, no. I would sooner let my dad shoot me. Or shoot myself. I found that disturbing on so many levels. I don't care how old a person is unless they are truly a small child that isn't right. Besides my grandma has been punishing Carolina for masturbating all of her life. That's what normal parents do, they don't print out porn for their children. 

Also the cat situation needs to be addressed. I like cats. However, that is effin insane. There should be no reason for that especially when you are so worried about paying bills. That's ridiculous. No I never felt bad about your bill situation. I would get rid of my animals before I started wanting other people to pay my bills. Because let's face it you weren't kidding just a little about Charlene paying your bills.

And for the record my dad never cared for either of you. He said you both were too damn nosy and he fussed at me all the time about getting involved with the two of you. I kick myself daily for that too now. 

Yeah I had to lie to you several times because you were too damn nosy and you got all pissy but take a hint. I didn't want to be your daughter in-law. And for the record it was me that told him to tell your parents that your smoking had got out of hand, not Chris like you thought. I am just that much like Chris. And I am proud of that. 

But back to this is too; I was slightly shaken up when the words "it's over" popped up on my screen. And I'm sure you thought telling me that you were back with her would make me feel terrible. Strangely it didn't. I stood a little taller after that because that confirmed my beliefs in thinking I could do better than you. Because you conformed and was easily satisfied with someone who beat you, put you down, cheated on you, and lied to you. The one who has been sucking money from you.

Free. Thank you for my freedom. You gave me the freedom to soar and that I have. I don't have someone whining that they can't see me while I'm traveling. He encourages me way more than you did. I have two little girls that make my world twirl in a way that makes me so happy. And my friends? Well thank you for that too. +Jessica helped me through so much and not just you, that is what made me want to have her in my life for eternity. Most of my bridesmaid and wedding guests will be people you screwed over and you know they are all doing so much better without you in them and I am one of those too. 

Fresh Start Challenge Day 11: Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken


This makes a lot but it wasn't enough around here. I love this recipe for many reasons. 1) Everyone seems to love it. 2) It is really easy to fix. 3) I never have to bake or place in the oven. 4) It makes wonderful leftovers. 


1 pound of short pasta (my girls and guys loved the bowtie pasta)
6 strips of bacon, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 packet ranch dressing mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water; drain, return to pot, and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Drain all but one tablespoon of bacon drippings from the pan.

3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the butter to the reserved bacon drippings, then add the chicken to the same skillet. Cook until tender, no longer pink, and slightly browned.

4. Sprinkle the flour and ranch dressing mix over the chicken, stirring to coat evenly. Stir in the milk, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cheddar cheese and half of the reserved bacon; cook and stir until the cheese is melted. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

5. Add the cheese sauce to the reserved pasta and stir to combine. Serve each plate of pasta with more bacon sprinkled over the top. Green onions would also be a delicious topping.

IMATs Haul/New York City Haul





IMATS


Crown Brush Set 615 HD Set with Mirror and Twizzers

OCC Cosmetic Glitter - Beige

OCC Liptar Metallic - Roleplay, Electric Grandma

OCC Liptar Matte - Stalker, Vintage, NSFW, Hush, and Trollop

OCC Liptar Stain Glass - New Wave

OCC Plastic Passion - Nail Lacquer - Pool Boy, Deven Green, and Seething

Tako Pressed Eyeshadow

Love+ Pressed Eyeshadow

Mochi Pressed Eyeshadow

Velocity Pressed Powder

Afterparty Pressed Eyeshadow

Alcone Stop the Sweat

Cufflette for Hairstylists

Mascara Shield

Mango Brush Soap

Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Color Confetti

Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Color Flirt

Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Color Cruise Control

Jesses Girl High Intensity Nail Color Beach Baby

Jesses Girl High Intensity Nail Color Glee

Jesses Girl High Intensity Nail Color Firefly

Jesse's Girl Lipstick Sparkle-licious

Jesse's Girl Lipstick Ruby Too

Jesse's Girl Flavored Lip Gloss Cotton Candy

Jesse's Girl Flavored Lip Gloss Pina Colada

Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Trouble Maker

Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Pixie Dust

Pure Pigment Eye Dusts Indian Summer

Glow Stix Lip Gloss Wicked

Frosted Gum Drops Rock Candy

Frosted Gum Drops MistleToe

Frosted Gum Drops Sugar Plum Fairy

Frosted Gum Drops Hot Cinnamon

Frosted Gum Drops Tangerine Dream

JulieG Nails Limited Dance in the Dark

JulieG Nails Core Collection Mermaids Tale

JulieG Nails Core Collection Gelato In Venice

JulieG Nails Core Collection You-Niverse

JulieG Nails Core Collection Little Fairy

JulieG Nails Core Collection Sharks Cove

Eye Shadow Ryder Refill

Violett's Secret Weapon Adhesive

Eye Shadow Bridgette

Rosalind Glitter

Brittany Glitter

Rayne Glitter

Brenda Glitter

Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist

Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes

Basic Bitches Hate Me

MAKEUP over everything.

Rose Gold Radiant Dust

Lip Radiance Up Against the Wall

Turtle Stencil

Anchor Craft Stencil

Double Sea Serpent

Tiki Stencil

Snowflake Stencil 1

Snowflake Stencil 2

Musical Notes & Symbols

Butterfly Stencil

Mermaid Lust

Velour Are Those Real

Velour T Dot Oooh

Lip Pop Bubble Yumm

Lait-Crème Concentrè - I haven't seen this in so long I had to have it! If you want to be a true cosmetologist this has to be part of your collection.

Monda Studio 381 Mixing Palette Medium

Monda Studio 101 Mixing Spatula Single Side-Wide

Z Palette Large

Inglot Freedom 40 Pan Palette Eyeshadow

Inglot Freedom 10 Pan Palette Lipstick

Prima Eyelash Curler

RockStar Wigs Downtown Girl Collection Chocolate & Burgundy

RockStar Wigs Godiva Collection Platinum Blonde

RockStar Wigs Ombre Alexa Collection Rose

Chignon Net B

Sigma Jaclyn Hill Beauty Expert Box

Sigma E44

Sigma E32

Sigma L05 Copper

SFX 12 Piece Brush Set with Double Pouch

I bought some airbrush eyeshadow so I can mix them to make my own unique colors from Airbrush Make-Up.

I also got some glitter and eyeshadow from My Beauty Addiction

Victoria's Secret




Bendels

Centennial Stripe Card Case - I bought this to house my business cards. My wallet tends to bends them to the point I am almost embarrassed to hand them out so I bought this.

West 57th Backstage Pass Pink Multi - I am not a teacher that likes wearing my identifying card "clipped" or "pinned" to me. I prefer lanyards so that's what this gem is for!

Barney's


Saks




AND MY SPLURGE OF THE TRIP

PopSugar Must Have Resort


Sisco Berluti Bracelet Stack - I love this stack! I was browsing around their site and found a few more stacks that I “need”. I love the colors on these and really like the gold for a resort stack. I usually shy away from yellow gold but I love this! It's retailed at $100.

Cuyana Turkish Towel - I love this towel. It will be great to lay over beach chairs or sand. I like how light weight it is. The fact that is it white while help keep things cool as well.

Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist - I obviously haven’t used this long enough to see if it is effective on my skin (it’s suppose to minimize wrinkles, hydrate, heal sensitive areas and firm the skin), but I spray it on my skin and it felt great! I am saving the rest for hot summer days when I am slaving away working at Disney and I get off from work wanting a quick dip in the pool.

Smashbox Cosmetics’s The Santigolden Age: Double-Ended Limitless Eyeliner - I was just telling someone the other day I needed to branch out and wear other color of eye liner. This will give a push in that direction. 

Clutch from R. B. of McD - This is a PopSugar exclusive and is made of canvas and leather. I think I’ll use this as a wallet in a beach bag and then as a small clutch when I don’t want to tote a giant bag around. The rest of the clutches on their site ranks to about $280 so wow!!!

Epicuren Discovery Tropical Lave - This may not last me until Disney because it smells incredible. It's like a beach vacation in a bottom. It's so indulgent and could be considered as a guilty pleasure for sure.

Salty Road Salt Water Taffy - Salt water taffy does remind me of summer and the beach! And  the flavor of salted caramel apple reminds me of the fairs going on at the boardwalk along the beaches. I have had this before and it’s yummy. This was a good food choice since chocolate and hot beaches don’t mix well and you can’t exactly send ice-cream in a box!

All totaled I came up with a value of $363 for the PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Resort Box.

Barnes and Nobles & Ulta Haul from 4/23


Barnes and Nobles











Ulta



UD Naked Skin Beauty Balm - I want to see if it's anything like Big Easy from Benefit.

UD Electric Nail Color Trio - LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Rain and I have already used our first bottles of these up so we got two of them this time!






Wash-ee Tape? Washi Tape Babe!



This is only part of my growing collection of washi tape. I am constantly finding deals and sales on it. Woah what did you just say? 'What is washi tape?!' Oh my.

Washi tape goes back to Japan. It's a tape that feels like masking tape but very very pretty and easy to move and replace. It's made of paper but it's pretty sturdy. There are so many designs from different companies popping up that your really have all kinds of designs out in the world at this point. There are varying widths that make projects a lot easier to help with the design.

Washie tape is usually made from organic fibers from bamboo or hemp. However, the most common is from the bark of the mulberry trees. Their strength usually depends though most prefer the thinner kinds for decorating projects. So it's really whatever you are looking forward to in a project.





I also pick up a few from the dollar bins at Target or Dollar General. It's taking over so you find it in just about any store. 

Want ideas? Just check out this Pinterest Board HERE

My Easter Subscription Box from My Easter Bunny





Vin gave the sweetest and best Easter basket I have ever received! He did it in the form of a subscription box! Which was just epic! Complete with an info card!



Miss Bendel XL Travel Tote - "So you can carry everything but the sink to help you conquer the world in style. 

Stay Golden Golden Girls Coffee Mug - "You don't have to go to Miami to enjoy cheesecake and tea. So back in St. Olaf."

Elsa and Jack Frost - iPhone Case - "'And you're alive?' 'You can see me?' One of the things that remind me of how much you are like Elsa is that your were scared of fear. But once you felt it you were ready to love."

I'd Rather Be Watching The Golden Girls Cell Phone Case Cover - "Because no matter what I know you would rather be watching the Golden Girls with me. Or atleast I like to think that."

Strange Brew Potion - "Because you loved the potions from this apothecary before. It made your lips so soft and kissable."

Kate Spade Paper Clips - Bow - "Stay organized with one of your favorite objects and favorite designers!"

Temptu Signature Starter Kit - Hot Pink - "Because watching you walk away from this was painful and I wanted you to have it."

Dylan's Candy Bar Tackle Box - "Go fishin' for a sweet treat with this tackle box."

Dylan's Candy Bar - Unwrap your Sweet Life by Dylan Lauren - "Another coffee table book to add to your collection of interesting conversation starting books."

Kitsune Organic Sleeping Beauty Herbal Tea  - "Since you have been hinting about how badly you want some tea made by them I decided to get you the Sleeping Beauty Tea."

Gillette Venus Refillable Snap with Embrace - "For those on the go shaves you need to take at work when you realize that we have date that night."

Planet Box Rover Complete - "To take your delicious concoctions to work with you the next day."

TOO FACED The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette - "Because I almost ate it I hope you use it well."

Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret Body Butter with Pheromones - "Save this for in a few years you will need an amazing massage and I will happily oblige."



From Baby Bunny

 Vs Fantasies Lemon Escape Deep Softening Body Butter

VS Fantasies Citrus Dream Buffing Body Wash

Pink Petal Tea Cake Three Wick Candle

Paris Daydream Wall Flower


What the Female Bunny (Myself) Got Vin


Thank You For Being A Friend - Golden Girls Homage Candle - It smells like cheesecake! He loves it. He has it on the bar in the kitchenette.

Big Shampoo

I also got him some button downs and polos from Ralph Lauren.

I bought him two cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory and had Ridge make him one as well.



200!!!




I never thought I would come up 200 this quickly but here I am. I started this blog in July of 2013 with the purpose to teach people about make up, Disney, and a few other things. But this blog has taught me instead. I know my limits. I know when I need to take a break. It really helps me grow and for that I'm completely grateful to this blog!


Good Enough






I was told I had to write this blog to help me get out of a slump and honestly it worked!! I love it!! 


  1. I'm good enough because I'm a survivor not a victim.
  2. I always try to help people even if it involves hurting me.
  3. I have little children that I love and that I teach.
  4. Because I understand I'm not being lazy, I'm recharging.
  5. I'm good enough because I love to learn.
  6. I have a huge heart that likes to give, I find reasons to give people second chances when they don't deserve it.
  7. I'm one of a kind.
  8. I "let it go."
  9. I make amazing food.
  10. Smiling is my favorite thing to do and a lot of people love it.
  11. Because like Audrey Hepburn said, "Nothing is impossible, the word says it. I'm Possible!"
  12. I can create my own happiness all the time.
  13. I am confident in my own skin.
  14. I have a purpose to teach.
  15. Also to love.
  16. Because I love to dance.
  17. Because I want to travel parts of the world I haven't been to yet.
  18. I want to make a difference in people's lives.
  19. Because it's just a bad day not a bad life.
  20. I have the courage to touch the butt.
  21. I can fly because I have faith, trust and pixie dust.
  22. Hakuna Matata 
  23. Because I learn from my past!
  24. Because I can reach for the sky, especially when there is a snake in my boot!
  25. Because I know I can be happy with what I have knowing that the seaweed is always greener in somebody's else's lake.
  26. Because I know there is a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day.
  27. Because I can go the distance!
  28. Because my reflection shows who I am inside.
  29. Because I know a pair of shoes can change my life!
  30. Because I don't want to be anyone but me!

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter everyone!

I had a fabulous Easter! You'll find out some of the details in blogs here in the future. Right now I'm sorry about the interruption to the challenge posts.

I will be doing a few other blogs here and there.

Currents I will try to do. Not sure how that will work out at the moment.

You can expect to see:
Washi Tape
My favorite Make-Up Brushes
How I Got In To Make-Up
Disney Days
IMATS/New York Haul
Etsy Bath/Health
Etsy Accessories
Etsy House
Fitness with Kelly and Mary Ann
and of course some surprise and the challenge will start back soon.

Clothed in Etsy




Pink Pixie Hoodie  - I have about 3 or 4 of these. They are so comfortable.

White Crochet stretchy lace bell bottom pants - I do not have this pair from this vendor. I do have the black and white chevron from this vendor and they are completely and utterly amazing!

Monogrammed Black Cowboy Boots - I either need these or figure out to do them myself with my own machine!!!

Tunic Semi Formal dress - It's funky and flirty! I love it!

Barbie Sports Bra - I don't have this yet but I want it!

Coral Monogrammed Pocket Off-The-Shoulder T-Shirt - *Cough* Bridal present *Cough* The only thing stopping me from getting this now is that I am fixing to get married.

Monogrammed Legging - I swear I need to get back into monogramming because this I need to do to my good running gear!!! I still love this though for lounging around or going to the mall!

Sore and Ready for More Workout Tank - I love bow back tanks. I have this one and I have a few more that are bow back tanks.



Currents 4.18.14

Currently Eating...

Breakfast: Fruit and oatmeal

Lunch: Grilled chicken, salad, and chili cheese covered hashbrowns

Supper: Hot wings, fries, onion rings, and chicken tenders

Currently Snacking on...


Popcorn

Currently Drinking...


Dr. Pepper

Currently Baking...


Easter rolls

Currently Wearing...


Currently Wearing Make Up...


Bronzer - Bahama Mama
Highlighter- Mary Lou Manizer 
Eyeshadow - Thebalm Balm Voyage
Concealer - (Sorry I don't always put this but it never changes...) Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer


Currently Wearing Nail Polish...


Fingernails: Bare

Toenails: Bare

Currently Wearing Scent...



Currently Wearing Hairstyle...


Extensions in a ponytail

Currently Burning...


Candle: 
Wallflower: Citron Cedarwood - This smells amazing! 
Wax: 

Currently Using in My Wash Room...




Bath: 

Currently On My "To Do" List...


Work on my blog
Tidy up my closet


Currently Feeling Emotionally & Physically...


Emotionally: Calm
Physically: Really aching


Currently Interested in News Story...



Currently Watching....


Golden Girls: Job Hunt

Currently Listening To....


FLAGA Line and Luke Bryan

Currently Reading....



Currently Loving...


Maxi skirts

Currently Anxious About...


Work
Painsley
Picking out the right materials for homeschooling
Jessica's nephew

Currently Blessed By....


Just being alive

Currently Excited About...



Going to the A Day Game!!!
Easter!

Currently Lusting After....



Currently Buying....


Nothing

Currently Playing...


Lynes

Currently Loving Apps...


iPhone: SleepCycle
iPad: All-in-One Year Calendar

Currently Crocheting, Sewing, or Knitting...


I started on a scarf with pockets

Currently Teaching...

I was a teacher today but I did check on my babies and I got tons of hugs and kisses.

New York and Online Lush Haul


Online Lush Haul

For new Lushies you've probably seen the Online Only products. Fact: These used to be sold in stores and now they've gone retro! Sometimes I just get it in me to go back to them. I bought a few and some other things.

Potion Lotion - I adore this lotion! It's something I rarely buy but when I do I am taken back in time when I was in dance competitions and recitals. All the other little girls would get roses. My daddy would bring me carnations. I loved them just as much.

Party On Shower Gel - I still like Whoosh better but this is going to be awesome during the summer!

Banana Moon Soap - I love this soap! It's on of my favorites from Lush.

In the Nude - Sunburns are coming so I just stocked up.

Cosmic Dream Catcher - This isn't herbal smelling like all the rest of their bars this has... a wait for it... Woodsy smell to it! You people know I love wood smells.

Fox in the Flowers - I love this scent. It reminds me of being back in the woods in Washington during the spring. Really calming and refreshing.

Fizzy O Therapy - I will always love this while at Disney World.

Gumback Express - Another of my favorite retro products.

Decisive Liquid Lipstick - I LOVE THIS!!! OMG!!!

Sample was a slice of Honey I Washed The Kids Soap. I may just love this too! It smells like my trips to Dunkin Doughnuts!


What I bought in New York:

Inhale Exhale - I used one of these already. I do enjoy them.

Rose - I haven't used this yet but I am looking forward to it.

Wonder Woohoo - Mary Ann and I both love the smell of this.

4 Golden Egg - I loved these and so does Mary Ann.

Red Fun - I picked this up for Rain. She has loved the pink and blue. This has an awesome scent to it.




Beautiful Etsy


Etsy has been a huge part of my life for several years now. I buy so much from different business and vendors on there. It's really a great way to find handmade items. These are some of my favorite beauty items. 


  1. Dutchess Makeup Glitter EyeShadow
  2. Temporary Tattoo Holiday Makeup Eyeshadow
  3. Notoriously Morbid Sample of Mineral Eyeshadow
  4. Butterbeer Lip Balm
  5. Gourmet Lip Scrub
  6. Mineral Eye Shadow in Cornflower
  7. Handmade Glow in the Dark Glitter Nail Polish
  8. Custom-Blended NEON Glitter Nail Polish


Fresh Start Challenge Day 10: Guilty!





1) I am so guilty going to Target twice a week to buy things. I seriously could go every single day of the week and buy something.

2) I read the end of books after the third chapter. *Hides behind Chris and Vin*

3) Watching Tv in the tub. Screw having a TV in the bathroom anymore that's why God made the iPad.

4) Eating Nutella out of the jar with +Odette.

5) Making Mountain Dew Doritos cupcakes! Yum.

6) Laughing at Chris when he is trying to be serious.



7) Watching old shows from all decades. (However our favorite is the Golden Girls.)

8) 1000 thread count sheets... These are worth their weight in gold.

9) Getting in trouble on purpose. *Winks to my best friends*

10) Tailgates, moonshine, Jack, radio, and a fire!

Fresh Start Challenge Day 9: You're My Best Friend, And I Love You





When I came up with this day I figured it would be pretty easy. An amazing goodnight kiss with Vin. However, that isn't the case. Because Vin fell asleep before coming back upstairs.

We had a huge celebration in the front yard. There was booze involved. I promise I only had to sips, but we were pretty hyper. And we are a bunch of nuts.

So we had been acting all flirtatious anyhow. We were dancing and that's usually dangerous with Chris and me anyhow because we both release an inner beast when dancing.

However, during the last dance dip he dipped all the way down too. Chris instantly felt tender. I lost myself in his eyes and I felt us kissing. And I didn't pull away, nor would he have allowed me to pull away because this arms were encasing me. I slide my fingers into his hair and I remember giggling because I felt like I was on a cover a romance novel. Barely in anything my hair flowing down my back and this guy with his chest showing and nipples hard as rocks holding me and kissing me.

He scooped me up and we kept kissing. I let my hand slide all over his body. Somewhere my mind registered that Vin was watching but then I opened my eyes and saw him and he winked. I closed my eyes again and went for some more. And Chris encased my chin in hand and the nibbling on my neck began. I turned to face him pressing him against the car and kissed him and let him suck on my lip until I was shaking almost.

I do not regret it at all and I have to say that it was incredible.

We broke apart. And we laughed because we knew that it was good but we were still friends.




Bark! Bark! Bark!



Hello! I am Theodore. My owner calls me Theo though. Yup, that crazy chick that wears all that painting stuff on her face, Hunter. Yeah that's her.

I am taking over her blog for this post. It was a suggestion from her good friend +Chris. Crazy fellow he is. He has some furry friends too like me! They are trained to kill though. I am just trained to be spoiled and get Hunter's purse. Yep I can get my master's purse! Pretty neat huh?

I am a lucky dog. I get to see Hunter naked all the time. Sometimes during the summer I pant while looking at her naked. She thinks it's because of the heat.. Let's keep it that way. I also get to help her decide what she wears. I like it when she blow dries my fur after getting out of the shower with her. It's our morning ritual together. Shower together and then she gives me some of her tea biscuit and tea. I am a fancy dog.

She also gave me a playmate that's my wife. We've only had sex twice that Hunter knows about. Hunter is wanting puppies from us. I'm too young to be a father though I'm only 3 in human years. Or for Aunt May Ann I am 37 months old. Aunt May Ann has a lot of furry friends too. They are way more spoiled than me and my wife, London.

Hunter has this new wild creature in the house. He doesn't know how to behave completely just yet. He doesn't like showers with Hunter. I keep telling him most human males would slice off their arm that contains a bone for that. Mmm a bone.

Wait where was I? Oh yes other creatures living with us in our new house. Yes we have a new house Hunter and I. You see I came before that big male human. I am king of this house even though he thinks he can pick me up at his leisure. Okay he can if he has a juicy treat or if Hunter hands me over to him. I try not to pee on him.

There are these felines that I love to play with that are soft and fluffy. One of them doesn't hear me bark and I had to get used to that. She doesn't mind me at all. She doesn't stick her claws in my like the other one. Hunter says says something is wrong with her. That other one is mean.

Now there is a new Hunter! My tail is wagging just thinking about the new mini Hunter. She laughs and plays with me all the time. She gives great hugs. I don't mind mini Hunter picking me up and dancing with me. Mini Hunter is cute. They call her Rain. I like Rain. I sniff her out just like I do Hunter!

I leave this computer contraception back to my owner. She is suffering withdrawal from it. Master must get up and go to work soon! Maybe I just chew on my bone beside my wifey until it's time to go to bed.

Pop Sugar Must Have April Box


Blueavocado Shopper Reusable Bag (Ivory Roses) - This is thicker than like a baggu, but it still folds up into a wallet sized pouch so you can easily carry it in a bag. I love compact bags! Quick snack bag, extra shopping bag, and of course exploring!

Fresh Pastry Stand Tea Towel Set - I love tea towels in my kitchen. I have several Disney ones and I love how bright and "awesome" they are! I may buy more from this site.

Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap - I have heard of Caldrea soaps but I have never tried them. So this will be awesome. We decided to use this in the kitchenette downstairs.

Graphic Image Pocket Notes - This is totally fancy and stylish and is way better than pulling out some scraps of random paper to jot a note down on when you are out and about. On the phone and need to jot down a number? This is perfect. And classy! It's super cute and functional.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette -  I love the brand Too Faced but I have never bought this palette because I have the Urban Decay palettes so I am very excited to have this. Honestly the colors are really different from UD Naked palettes.

Nature Box PopSugar Must Have Mix - I love my Nature Box and this mix was okay it's not my favorite thing from Nature Box.

»April Empties«




Not 1, not 2, but 3 containers of Big Shampoo!

Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel - I would definitely repurchase this but I'm not going to right now. Probably before I go to Disney World for the summer I will. It's been amazing to have on the beach in the sun.

60 Green Tea Cleansing Tissues - I used these not only for taking off make up but freshening up as well.

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream - I have become obsessed with this stuff. Honestly, there is nothing from First Aid Beauty that I haven't liked. I will be repurchasing this.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer - I loved this so much while we were going to pool and the beach all the time. It gives flawless color. It's one of my favorite bronzers. I will be repurchasing.

UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion - This isn't my favorite eyeshadow primer. It still likes to smudge and crease. I prefer my NARS to this but this was great for travel.

Dandelion Brightening Face Powder - I was on the fence about this. It worked well enough for me on a vacation. But would I wear for date time or back home? Not really.

Christian Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm - I will repurchase this until they stop making it.

Bad Gal Liner Waterproof Eye Pencil in Extra Black - I liked this okay. It was great for the pool and the beach.

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer - Again another product that I will be repurchasing until the day they stop making it.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - I have two cans of this for back up already. Even travel ones.

Benefit Porefessional - I love this primer. I like the Maybelline Baby Skin as well but this one is slightly less heavy. I will be repurchasing.

Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain - The only thing I can say about this is that I'm glad it's gone. Seriously? I hated this product. I used it to get rid of it. I was glad to buy blusher that was better than that.

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 - Definitely amazing travel moisturizer! I love love love love this stuff without a doubt. From now on when I'm on a flight I will be using this. I have repurchased this.

Benefits Big Easy Cream - This is by far my favorite BB cream. Even more than my Olay Fresh Effect BB Cream. I love it so much but this gives almost a full coverage. It's great for non make up days. I will be repurchasing soon.

Bathina "Soft To Touch... Hard To Get" Body Oil Mist - This was something really different and I really enjoyed it.

Naked Basics - I never thought I would hit complete pan! Omg this was incredible. I will be repurchasing because it's so handy to have around.

Wallflowers Fragrance Bulb Paris Daydream - I went through about 15 of these. I have about 50 more to go through because so many people have given these as a gifts to me! I love them all so much. Just takes me back to Disney!

Michael Todd Anti Bacterial Blue Green Algae Toner - This is my night time toner! I love it! I had to have it on this trip because I tried using a different toner during a different trip and I just couldn't this really kills off all the nasty germs! Repurchasing.

up & up™ Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes - Yup they are on the list again. I have been wearing more make lately so I am going through these a lot more quickly. Do I really have to tell you I will be repurchasing?

Sliquid Organics Balance Splash Gentle Feminine Wash Honeydew Cucumber - Yup I'm going there again! I love this stuff! It really helps clean my girly area!

Lush Lip Scrub Popcorn - I love this what this does for my lips. I love the taste. I already have another one.

Soap & Glory No Cloggs Allowed Super Self-Heating Deep Pore Detox Mask - I cannot wait to buy this again! I love it! It just feels amazing!

Soap & Glory The Firminator Special Bikini Body Firming Formula - I was really glad I had bought this in London.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment - I love this stuff so much! I will be repurchasing! It lasted me about two months which I think is pretty decent.

Organic Hairspray by Aubrey Organics - I hated this. I knew I would when I got it in the box. But hey I gave it a shot and it just didn't live up to it.

Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream from Juice Beauty - Seriously there is a reason why people spend this much money on a product and that's because it's that amazing!!!

Fresh Start Challenge Day 8: Oh Bother




Right now the thing that is bothering me the most right now is picking out curriculum for Rain's home schooling. I will be fine once I figure out which one I want to go with for our family. I never dreamed there were so many to choose from for home schooling. I remember as a child, about her age, my dad started making me do workbook pages during the summer. I am interested in finding out which or even if that was home school curriculum. If it is maybe it will help me figure out which brand I want to go with for her.

Vin keeps telling me that I will make the right decision. I keep trying to weigh the pros and cons for each brand that I find. However, some of them are so similar it's hard to keep looking at them. But deep down even I know that if worse comes to worse I can create my own curriculum. I know that I won't go completely by the books anyhow. And really the only thing I am concerned about is teaching her and watching her face light up. I want to see the look of fascination and discovery.

Ya know like this:


^Me


^Rain



Currents 4.12.13

Currently Eating...

Breakfast: Grilled chicken, waffle, and hashbrown

Lunch: Roasted herb chicken and mashed potatoes

Supper: Sushi, ice cream

Currently Snacking on...


Popcorn

Currently Drinking...


Dr. Pepper

Currently Baking...


Nothing

Currently Wearing...


Currently Wearing Make Up...


Bronzer - Bahama Mama
Highlighter- Mary Lou Manizer 
Eyeshadow - Thebalm Balm Voyage
Concealer - (Sorry I don't always put this but it never changes...) Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer


Currently Wearing Nail Polish...




Currently Wearing Scent...



Currently Wearing Hairstyle...


Curls

Currently Burning...


Candle: 
Wallflower: Citron Cedarwood - This smells amazing! 
Wax: 

Currently Using in My Wash Room...





YES A LUSH HAUL IS COMING WITH NEW YORK HAUL!!!


Currently On My "To Do" List...



Organize guest rooms upstairs
Pick out home-school curriculum


Currently Feeling Emotionally & Physically...


Emotionally: Calm
Physically: Awesome!


Currently Interested in News Story...



Currently Watching....


Golden Girls: The Stan that came to Dinner

Currently Listening To....


Backstreet Boys and Katy Perry

Currently Reading....



Currently Loving...


My friends

Currently Anxious About...


Work
Painsley
Picking out the right materials for homeschooling
Jessica's nephew

Currently Blessed By....


My friends who are truly the best friends I ever want to have.

Currently Excited About...


IMATS!
Going home!
Going to the A Day Game!!!
Getting to hold Mike Jeaux!!!!
Getting to hold Katerina!!!!
Easter!

Currently Lusting After....



Currently Buying....


Nothing

Currently Playing...


Lynes

Currently Loving Apps...


iPhone: Yelp, TimeOut New York, and Hopstop
iPad: All-in-One Year Calendar

Currently Crocheting, Sewing, or Knitting...


I started on a scarf with pockets

Currently Teaching...

Nothing but I learned sooo much about different styling techniques today