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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sibling rivalry

Not sure if this is the case for most families...but my 3 kids are always bickering. (I know deep down they love each other....)

Usually, after a long day at work, the kids are even more 'off the hook' than the day before. I came across this picture on Pinterest and immediately thought of my kids. I think I'm gonna copy this mom's genius idea...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Soothe a Sunburn with Milk? What?!

With this 100+ degree weather, I'm sure
some of my fair skinned friends might like this!

According to Real Simple magazine, you can soothe your sunburn by mixing whole milk and water in a bowl and applying to your skin with a washcloth. (When applied on your skin, the fat in the milk acts as an anti-inflammatory...kinda funny, 'cause drinking whole milk does the opposite...hehehehehe)

Check out this link: Real Simple Skin Soother

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Up-cycle pillowcase

I found this idea on Pinterest and since it involved no sewing machine, I instantly fell in love with it!

I believe this idea is from Grow Mama
I will definitely have to try this... And will keep my eyes peeled for vintage pillowcases!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Very cool UPcycle craft

Did I mention how much I love Pinterest?
I've been wondering lately what I'm going to do with so many Avon cardboard boxes I have..well, now I know. Take a look! (picture shows diaper box, but I'm going to use this for all my Avon boxes)

Box Upcycle

Click on the link and it will take you to the 'how to'.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm hooked on Pinterest

Here's one of the many quotes I've found on Pinterest!
I'm more of a 'like'r and 'pinner' than a poster..

More to come.

I'll be posting Avon and Mark stuff soon! Check back.


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Missing these things...

I miss holding my little babies, nursing them, and being their ALL...(they are now 8, 6, 3)

I miss stress free date nights...

I miss being pregnant...(sshhh, don't tell my husband)

I miss having cereal for dinner with no complaints...

I miss just picking out kids clothes with no fighting and complaints...

My list can continue for days... Not sure why the holidays get me to think and remember...but I love this time of year! Seeing my children begin to get excited and talking about the birth of Jesus, makes me miss my childhood. I had a fantastic childhood filled with many wonderful memories and tradition. I hope my children will remember these times...

My sleepy 8 year old daughter- 11/24/11

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrubs

I am digging these Sugar Scrubs
(click on the link above to get the recipes)

I've purchased body and hand scrubs at the store and even through Avon and Mark...but I can honestly say that I prefer making my own. I save money that way. I ususally just bring in brown sugar into the shower and sprinkle it on my loofah and add my regular liquid soap and scrub away... It does the trick! But since I've come across these pictures on I now have an idea for little Christmas gifts. I think it's clever and cost effective. The jars are about a dollar at WalMart, and the sugars you can buy in bulk as well as the oil and any lemon juice, spices or extract you want, and if you're extra crafty, you can nifty it up with a cute ribbon or tag. I'm sure the person who receives it will be pleasantly surprised with this homemade gift.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holiday Look...Get it!

This is just one of many mark. deals you can get. Let me know or click on the link and check out more Avon and Mark. products.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Miracle in a jar?

Miracle in a jar???
Hmmm... I am perhaps one of the biggest skeptics out there and especially when it comes to creams, lotions and potions... But I suppose almost anything is worth a try at least once... Right?

With that said......Avon has released their latest and greatest:

Avon Anew Genics Treatment Cream is the newest scientific innovation that promises to give you the power to look up to 10 years younger. Here are the
•Avon Anew Genics is for all ages and skin types!
•Use Avon Anew Genics instead of your night moisturizer after cleansing your skin.
•Anew Genics fights and improves fine wrinkles, discolorations, and age spots.

If you are interested in learning more or if you are interested in an Avon or Mark catalog, let me know and I will gladly get one to you.

(Is it too early to start thinking of Christmas shopping? The Mark line has some very chic and cute gift ideas... More ideas coming)


Saturday, August 27, 2011

How Crafty Are You?

I must admit that I say I am pretty crafty and love all things 'pretty'....the reality is I love all things pretty easy. My sister might call me lazy...(she's the avid scrapbooker...I mean AVID! She has a room in her house devoted to scrap crap...hahaha..yeah I said it! Honestly, I admire her scrapbooking skills and the gazillions of glitter containers) Being the busy mom that I am, I am about 2 years behind in any type of memory keeping. I think about it regularly and it makes me sick just thinking of how behind I am.

My sister recently began selling Close To My Heart Products and I love their products. Their papers are very pretty and their stamps are great. I now use stamps to make my own greeting cards....(most of the time). Take a look through their site- link above- and if you are interested in their products, contact for more information on how to get their good stuff.  The Halloween set above is actually a stamp set. Too cute! Halloween is about 2 months away..OMG already!

Stay crafty,


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sexy Cute

A friend of mine just had a birthday recently...and what do I get the gal who has everything? Hmmmm...I was a bit stumped....and Sheila to the rescue!!! Booty Cookies...very cute booty cookies! The birthday girl is super cute and has a super cute booty...and what better gift than a little 'tasteful humor'!

She loved them...and I love Sheila!
Click on her link to the right of the screen- 'I Love'....
or here: Eklecticlife

Monday, July 18, 2011

Paletas Anyone?

Paletas (click here)

Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas [Hardcover]


How hard can it be to make your own paletas??? I think you'll be seeing me in my own bicycle&Cart ringing my bell... I think I'm ordering this book.... (Homemade Dinner can wait.... ;-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mealtime rut?!?!?!?

I think I need a re-charge. I seem to be in a cooking dinner funk! I can't seem to get motivated! Just when I have a 'good idea' for dinner, by the time dinner making time arrives, my inspiration has faded; and you'll find me suggesting Subway or pizza for dinner..... And then I feel guilty for not being one of those moms that makes healthy and delicious meals on time!!! This seems to be a cycle... And am now determined to 'plan ahead'! But first, I am doing some research: Can anyone recommend their favorite app/site for recipes? I need something efficient and easy to look up! I'll do my own research too and check back soon!

Thanks friends!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Updating E-mail List

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Friday, July 8, 2011

I WANT One!!!!!

This totally reminds me of Thrifty's Ice Cream!
This takes me back big time!!!! 
I thought this was very cool and wanted to share!

Don't you want one?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Still creating...

My blog is still under construction. I recently discovered an app that will allow me to blog on my iPhone (genius people out there). Still playing with it... But I plan to link up and be up and running sooner than later...Mark and Avon still available with some cool stuff coming...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fresh Look Coming!

Busy does not begin to describe how I have been feeling lately! Shouldn't summer be laid back and less stressful? Well, that's my excuse for not visiting my blog lately, but I intend to do so very soon. I plan on changing things up. I have some ideas on how I would like to change things.....change is good, right?! I try to avoid getting stuck in a rut, so I am planning on updating my blog and adding some other stuff... some Avon related, and some not....starting with a name change.....hhhhmmmm! Still contemplating. Ideas?

Friday, May 13, 2011

And the Winner is.....

Amy A. (yaaaaay Amy!). Amy wrote: "Eye wrinkles, I hope I win!!!! Pick me, pick me!!". Lucky were randomly selected...I went online to and well....Amy wins!

But there's more! I feel like I'm selling on an infomercial! For those of you who entered and didn't win will receive 10% off your next Avon or Mark. purchase. (If you recently placed an order this week, I will deduct 10% off that order).

(Amy, I will get you your Anew Ultimate Cream next week! Just let me know how you like it. You can either post it on the blog, or send me an email...but then of course, I know it will work magically because I will see your youthful skin radiate from a mile away!)

Thanks everyone for submitting your comments...and of course one of my favorites, was Myriam, who wrote: "I want to defy, butt dimples....." which I replied: "Butt dimples are cute... On babies!" Oh, the things that humor me.

I see that Father's Day is just around the corner....planning anything special for your dad or husband?  Feel free to leave a comment and help us all out with ideas.....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Softball season is here!!!!

My oldest daughter, Maya 8 yrs old, just started playing on a softball team (Go Gators!) And I realized something this week.... I realized that she is no longer my little girl!!! (I mean she'll always be 'my baby' just as my other two children will always be 'my babies')...but this is different. She's been practicing for a couple of weeks now, playing the outfield... But then last Friday she tried out being a catcher. She put on the protective gear, squatted and just dove right into it, looking tough and rough. Each time I looked out at her, I could see she was happy! During this last game, the coach (God Bless Her!) gave Maya a chance to catch. Boy, was Maya ecstatic! Sure she missed plenty of balls ...hehehehe... But she wouldn't give up! For those of you who know Maya, you're probably thinking the same thing..."Maya will make a great catcher"... You might be right. Who knows, she might not end up liking it later on after all, but for now I'm just happy that she likes it. Seeing her interact with her coach and teammates made me realize that she's growing up so fast and that although she will always need me and my support, she will also need her peers as well... Makes me a little nervous.... Just hope and pray that my prayers, her faith, and love will lead her down the roads ahead.....
I hear things don't get any easier... We shall see!