Monday, March 31, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

This is from April 2009. We went to Maine to go to the outlet malls. That's a giant lobster behind us.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Purity of Elements

I recently won a giveaway for Purity of Elements, Tangerine hydrating body care set. It included a sugar scrub, body oil spray, body lotion, shower cream & a hand cream. I love the scent of these products. My fave is the shower cream, when you rub your hands together it kind of foams. I love foams & the oil spray is great too. The only bad thing is when I use the sugar scrub, the shower gets really slippery, so I have to wipe it down when I'm done in the shower. Stop by their Facebook page. Purity of Elements Facebook

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nail files. Week # 117

This week I have on Avon Speed dry~Strawberry Fraise & Icing~Glamourous. I think this is the end of Glamourous. Its lumpy & thick & I don't think it can be saved. Last weekend I organized my nailpolish & made a list of all my colors. So I'll post some pics next week.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Things I'm looking forward to in the Spring

Craft fairs
Flea markets
Walking outside
Spring manis
Painted toe nails (Mine are always painted anyway, but you can't see them)
Farmers markets
New Spring clothing

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

This pic is from a few weeks ago. She had the day off from school because our town was voting. We went to McDonald's & had lunch & Shamrock Shakes.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Daddy/Daughter dance

Tara & Anthony went to the Daddy/Daughter dance today. Their 1st time. They had tickets last year, but she got the stomach flu the day of the dance. So she was so excited to finally go. Our friend gave us the dress to borrow. I think the color is great on her. The flowers were suppose to have a light blue ribbon, but these are really pretty. She even let me paint her nails.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 116

I got this mini OPI polish at my hair salon. I'm not sure what the color/name is. I 1st put it on my toes & thought it was pretty & then it dried & I realized that it is like 1 of those sand texture polishes. It feels like sandpaper. I added a clear coat over it, but I really don't like the textured polishes.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Coffeecake Connection

I just won a Coffeecake sampler giveaway last weekend. It arrived today. It's from Coffeecake connection. They have Regular & Gluten-free baked goods. We received the gluten-free sampler. It included a Milk Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate Chip and Cranberry White Chocolate cookie & Milk Chocolate Chip and Milk Chocolate Caramel brownie & 1 coffeecake. So far we only tried the Double chocolate chip cookie, but it was awesome. Looking forward to trying the others.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taking stock

Making : Some Raks
Cooking : Corn muffins
Drinking: Chai tea
Reading: Cat Laughing Last by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Wanting: Warm weather
Looking: At the computer
Playing: Nothing
Wishing: To get the house organized
Enjoying: My week
Waiting: For Spring
Liking: Some new recipes
Wondering: When the snow will be done
Loving: Life
Hoping: For Happy Mail tomorrow
Needing: A Vacation
Smelling: My perfume
Wearing: Jeans, boots & 3 shirts (I'm cold)
Following: My dreams
Noticing: My daughter growing up too fast
Knowing: That I'm ready for bed
Thinking: About my day tomorrow
Feeling: Tired

Monday, March 17, 2014

Novica review

Novica is a company that works with National Geographic. This website is fair trade & works with Artisans from all over the world. The site sells handmade items like home decor, clothing, handbags & jewelry. They contacted me to see if I wanted to do a review. I chose a pair of Owl plates. I love owls & the colors on this plate are so pretty together.

 They definitely add a pop of color to our hutch. Most of the items in our hutch are for show.

The plates arrived well packaged & on time. There was a post card note from the artist that made the plates. They are well made & sturdy.
I love purple & amethyst & they have beautiful Amethyst dangle earrings. Scarves are really big right now. I have about 10 scarves that I've been wearing a lot. Novica has
Silk scarves of Indonesia.
I am very happy with the items that I received & will be ordering more items in the future. Check out the Novica website to see what treasures you can find.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Trying to be gluten-free

So I've been trying to be gluten-free since October. I'm having a really hard time lately. I never know what to make for dinner, since we all like different things. My daughter & I are both picky. I feel like I end up eating the same things all-the-time because I know they are safe to eat. I make 3 different meals for each of us at times & it's hard. I'm trying to find more recipes on Pinterest & will be posting more on here. I don't have Celiac, but have a Gluten-intolerance & IBS. I want to be healthy & not have my stomach bother me or have itchy rashes. I've heard so many things go away after being gluten-free, asthma, allergies, rashes & lots more things. I think it's a good thing, but hard to follow. I sometimes feel like I am doing good & then find out that there is gluten in the product or it was made at a factory, that is made with wheat & other ingredients. So I will keep trying.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 115

I got this nail polish last week. I wanted to do green for St. Patrick's day. But I decided to just keep it simple & not add to it, I might change my mind before Monday.
OPI~Guargantuan Green Grape.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

10 things Making me Happy this week


1. Getting together with friends last Sunday
2. Taking a walk on Tuesday because it was 55 degrees out
3. New nail polish minis

4. Lots of Happy Mail (RAKs)
5. Having my hair trimmed & my eyebrows done yesterday
6. Starting a new book
7. Having a Shamrock Shake (probably my last for this season)
8. Brownies
9. Mailing out some raks. I sent out a few this week & it feels good.
10. Shopping day

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Mail

I've been doing some swaps on a few of the FB groups that I am on. I got this huge package about a week ago. Such nice stuff. I've been feeling really crafty lately too. I got a few scrapbook pages done this weekend.

I got this on Friday. This is 1 of the cutest things I have ever seen. The inside pictures are so cute too. I love it. I'm going to put it on my purse. I'm afraid that the Drama Queen might try to steal it from me when she sees it. She sent some other stuff too that I didn't get a photo of.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Little Mermaid

Today we went to The Little Mermaid show at an Opera house. We went with our Daisy troop, but only 2 kids went. But she saw lots of kids from school there. It was cute. It was all kids in the musical. From age 8 & up. I took a pic of Ariel, but it came out so horrible I'm not even going to post it. They said no flash pictures or videos, so I used my ipod (it has no flash & takes horrible pics).

Friday, March 7, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 114

Today I just painted my nails, right before I started writing this post. I have on Essie's Naughty Nautical & Sephora by OPI~Only Gold For Me. I'm doing a Nail polish swap on a blog. I'm excited. I just bought the polish for my partner today.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Crafty things

I went to Michaels Craft store this week & got a bunch of things. I love the camera stickers & the K notecards.

I'm finally getting read to start my Florida scrapbook pages. I have most of the photos printed. I can't wait to use the notecards. The washi tapes that I got are hard to get started & the they keep peeling off at an angle. We are going to Vermont in May for another scrapbook weekend. Looking forward to it. I've been trying to fit in some crafting time. Working on letters, swaps & raks too. Also have some Spring cleaning going on & just started pilates again today.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tasty Tuesday~Slow Cooker Rosemary chicken with Red potatoes & Green beans

I saw this recipe on The Rachael Ray show. I made it the other night. It has a nice taste to it, but it is kind of dry.

Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken with Red potatoes & Green beans


3 rosemary sprigs ($.25)
2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs ($1.99) I used chicken breasts
6 small red potatoes, quartered ($1.20)
1 small yellow onion, diced ($.20)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ($.05)
1 teaspoon garlic powder ($.05)
Salt and pepper
1 pound green beans, stems removed ($.99)


Using a sharp knife, crush the leaves of the rosemary sprig to release its aromatic oils as it cooks. Place the rosemary sprigs around the edges of the bottom of a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.

Arrange the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker. Spread the potatoes over the top of the chicken. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the chicken and potatoes, and season with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. (I did high for 4 hrs). When there is 1 hour remaining in the cooking cycle, place the green beans on top of the chicken and potatoesto steam. Complete the cooking cycle. Serve Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken with Red Potatoes and Green Beans.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

This photo is from last week & school vacation. Back to school today.

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