Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stuff & Things

*So much has been going on here. We had a big rain/wind storm on Sunday night. We lost power & got it back on Monday afternoon, but didn't get wi-fi back until tonight. So that is why I haven't been blogging. Trick or Treating has been moved to Saturday & the class party will be on Friday.

*I've been getting a lot of headaches. I had 1 on Friday-Sunday. I think it might be sinus' again. I hope they stop. It's hard to function when you have bad headaches.

*Some of the reality shows that I watch had their season finales. So that's a bummer.

*I had reiki done on Friday for the 1st time. It was very relaxing & I learned a few things about blocked chakras.

Friday, October 27, 2017

EB Awareness Week

This EB awareness week. Epidermolysis Bullosa ("EB") is a devastating disorder that effects children from birth. These children are known as "butterfly children" because their skin is as delicate as a butterfly's wing. The slightest touch or friction of the skin will cause it to blister or shear off, causing these children to be in chronic pain. Please read below for more info!! Awareness = Funding = Research = Cure! There is a little girl in town that has this. Her sister is in T's Girl scout troop. At their school they all wore purple today for awareness.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Scarecrow contest

Our town is having a scarecrow contest at town hall. Tara & her 2 friends did a cat scarecrow. It is suppose to look like our cat Kizmet.

It looks like the other scarecrows were done by adults. This 1 is called Diamonds are a Girl's best friend.

This 1 below has on Lularoe leggings & is in the Mom group. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 220

This is a new polish that I got on Friday at Target. It's Sinful colors Limited edition~Bite Me. The black speckles are kind of bumpy. Very vampirey.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Candy Bark

 Halloween Candy Bark

Recipe & photo from Glorioustreats.com

What You'll Need:

 1 pound vanilla candy bark, candy melts, or white chocolate
 mini pretzel twists
 chocolate sandwich cookies with orange filling
 candy corn
 assorted sprinkles
 additional candies of your choice

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a silicone liner or parchment paper; set aside.

Chop or break any larger candies, cookies, or pretzels; set aside.

Melt the vanilla candy bark (or white chocolate) as directed on package. If heating in the microwave, use 50% power to prevent overheating the candy/chocolate. Pour about half of the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet, then spread about 1/4 inch thick.

Working quickly, add an assortment of pretzels, cookie pieces, and candy corn (or other candies) in a single layer.

Pour the remaining melted chocolate on top of the pretzels and cookies, then add additional toppings, including sprinkles. Set aside and allow the chocolate to cool fully. You can place the entire baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes to speed up the process.

 Once the chocolate is fully set and cool, break the candy bark into pieces. Store Halloween Candy Bark in an airtight container for up to a week.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tasty Tuesday~Olive Garden crockpot chicken

Olive Garden Crock pot Chicken

From 12tomatoes.com


4 boneless chicken breasts
1 16 oz bottle of Olive Garden salad dressing
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste


1. Coat crock pot with cooking spray.

2. Place chicken in slow cooker.

3. Add salt & pepper to taste on chicken.

4. In a seperate bowl pour salad dressing & parmesan. Blend together.

5. Pour contents of bowl over chicken.

6. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

7. Serve chicken over rice or pasta.

Monday, October 16, 2017

I've got the cleaning bug

Lately I've been watching a lot of cleaning & organizing You tube videos. They are so inspiring. So I've been cleaning more. Doing things that I haven't done in a while like cleaning behind my toaster over & microwave etc... I want to get on more of a routine with cleaning & which days I do what. I've always loved cleaning, but these inspiring girls make me want to do as much cleaning as I can each day. Some of them do "power hours" where they set the timer for an hour & try to go fast & get as much done as they can. I've done 20 minutes & 30 minutes before & had Tara do 20 minutes. I think it's a great idea for kids. We've been so busy on weekends & her homework this year takes forever. She has a lot of stuff out right now that she needs to put away. She dumped out all of her hair elastics & hair ties. Also went Trick or treating on Saturday & dumped her candy & other stuff that she got on the floor. She was making a Happy Birthday sign for Anthony on Friday night & the supplies that she used are still on the bench in the kitchen & also she has change all over. Finding time for her to clean has been hard. I'm trying to be strong & let her clean her own things. She is old enough now, but it's hard for me because I am home all day with the mess. I want to clean it so bad, but I must be strong. I was thinking of maybe sharing some of my fave You tubers that clean & organize or share my fave cleaning supplies sometime.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Harvest festival & Birthday

Yesterday T went to the town Harvest festival with her friend. We went towards the end to pick her up. She threw together a costume. She was a spider bat girl.

Yesterday was also Anthony's birthday. So after we picked Tara up we went to eat & then went to the outlet mall. He wanted to get some new shirts, but couldn't find anything.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lipsense review

Not sure if you've heard of Lipsense, but I have heard a lot of people raving about it. So when I got a chance to try Lipsense I was really excited. I chose the Persimmon liquid lipstick & got a matte gloss with it. They also have different glosses to chose from. 1st you put on the liquid lipstick & then put the gloss over it. The gloss is moisturizing shea butter based. It is a system that must be used together to work. It comes with directions. You have to put it on clean/dry lips & apply color in 3 thin layers (waiting between layers) & then apply the gloss at least 5 seconds after color. Lipsense is a long lasting liquid lip color that is guaranteed to last 4-18 hours. It is waterproof, smudge proof, kiss proof & non-drying. It is lead-free, wax free, gluten free, vegan, kosher & not tested on animals. Sounds great doesn't it?

 I love the color that I picked. It's really pretty. It did stay on really good.You can mix different colors. There are 40 colors to chose from. Apply a different color with each layer.  It does tingle a bit when you put it on. The tingling can be noticed more by someone that has very dry lips. My lips are really dry. The tingling sensation is cause by the cosmetic grade alcohol which creates a bacteria free environment in the tube. It took me a few tries to get it to go on right & look good. It's a bit different than most lip products, but that's why it works so good. I kind of wish it had a better scent/taste to it though. The gloss doesn't really have a scent. This is a swatch that I did. The color matches our deck.

To remove Lipsense you can use Ooops remover (sold by the company), an oil based make up remover, a neutrogena bar soap or castille soap. I used coconut oil before & today I used some wipes that I had in the car to remove the swatch. It really does stay on good, so it isn't going to come off on it's own. Would I recommend this product? Yes, I would. If you would like to try it I have a discount code to share with you. Use the code bloggymoms15 at check out for a 15% discount. Go to Red Gate Beauty to order.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 319

This week I felt like wearing light colors. So I had on an OPI mini (no name on it) that's the Silver 1 & the blue is Orly color blast~Secret grotto. I liked the color combo.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stuff & Things

* So yesterday I went & had 2 moles biopsied. I woke up today & 1 of the areas was itchy. I looked at it & noticed that there were blisters oozing. I think it's the tape that is causing the blisters. I can take the tape & gauze off tomorrow. Can't wait.

* Hubs birthday is Saturday, so we are making a cake for him tomorrow when T comes home from school. He has his day all planned out.

*I'm going shopping tomorrow & looking forward to it. I have a few things that I want to get. I need a new Fall/Spooky/Halloween cozy mystery book, so I'll probably be going to Barnes & Noble, Target & I want to go to Kohls to get a perfume.

*It's finally cooled off here. I don't like it. I'll be in most of the time now. Hybernation time. I've been lighting more candles, my salt lamp & turning on more lights. It somewhat makes me feel better.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tasty Tuesday~Creapy Cobwebs

 Creapy Cobwebs

 We made these yesterday since there was no school because of Columbus day. Tara did most of it. These don't exactly look like cobwebs, but they still tasted really good. Check out the photos of T cooking at the bottom.
The recipe is from Kids Treats cookbook.


4 to 5 cups vegetable oil, divided
1 cup dry pancake mix
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Pour 1 inch of oil into large deep skillet: heat to 350f.

2. Combine pancake mix, milk, egg & 1 tablespoon oil in medium bowl. Do not overmix. Place 2 tablespoons batter into funnel or squeeze bottle; swirl into hot oil to form cobwebs. Cook until bubbles form. Gently turn using tongs and slotted spatula; cook 1 minute or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

3. Repeat with remaining batter. If necessary, add more oil to maintain 1-inch depth and heat oil to 350f between batches.

4. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over cobwebs.