Monday, July 30, 2012

Silly Kiddos

Being silly while Daddy was in the store.

Memphis showing me her piggies. Lol.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Dots! Dots! Dots!

I let Memphis pick out my polish today. She chose Revlon Top Speed in Grape...along with a rainbow of KleanColor neons.
Finished: colors are way more bright IRL.

These are very bright in person: (note to self, need a purple and blue neon)

Base color: it kept photographing very dark, almost I adjusted the image to make it look more like it looks in person..

Mmm, grape: (see how dark it looks without any good lighting)

Wonder what colors Memphis will pick next! :-)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vampy French Nails V--V

Playing around with polishes today...
Wet ‘n Wild: Black Creme
Creative: #289 Royal Crime (under the holo polish)
KleanColor: #230 Chunky Holo Fuchsia (got this for $1 at the local monthly flea market)

W'nW: this is awesome. I can easily do only one coat and it covers so well! (You can tell I use it a lot...sticker is wearing off.)
KleanColor: Very pretty pink with holo (that is pink, orange, & yellow).
Creative: I've had this for a long while and it is more of a shimmery purple/red with coppery tones. Can't see it well in this pic though.

Look at the holo! Not the best shot...

This is better...See the pink/orange/yellow! Very pretty.

And you can also see the lumpiness from a smudge on my thumb. Grr. Guess I will be changing polish again tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

True Blood Season 5

Well into season 5, True Blood is definitely capturing my attention. There is so much going on in every episode that I have to watch it more than once.
~ Bill: What is up with him? He seems a little "off" this season. And I'm not talking about from all the crap he and Eric are going through with the Authority. It's like he has a hidden agenda....?
~ Hadley & Jason: So, Hadley is trying to make Jason (& Sookie) believe that Vamps killed their parents...Honestly, I think that the light-fingers blow that Jason & Andy took had something to do with Jason now beginning to make little anti-vamp comments. And the flashback with their parents on the bridge...hmm..could be anyone, really, at this point.
~ Alcide: He finally gets a chance with Sookie, and it's screwed up. Now, he is finally taking on the roll of pack master. The fight with the interim pack master should be good.
~ The Authority: Ok, sorry but this is kind of boring to me. Roman...just isn't capturing my attention. And with the most recent episode, he may have met the true death by Russel Edgington. However, Roman didn't burst into goo....and on IMBD it states he is in 11 episodes, I believe. So, unfortunately I don't believe he has met the true death just yet. And what is up with the tall black guy killing everyone on the bus?
~ Sookie: My goodness. She has cried in every episode thus far. Girl, get your crap together! She ruined it with Alcide by puking on him...not that Bill & Eric wouldn't have interrupted anyway. She is really getting on my nerves a bit more this season.
~Eric: We have learned he has a sister (by Godric) and cares for her. Then makes the statement that he will be at her execution or something like that. And with all kinds of other comments it makes you wonder where his allegiance really lies. He glamours Alcide & tells him to always look out for and protect Sookie...then, tells him she disgusts him romantically. I'm thinking Eric still cares for his own way. Maybe we haven't seen the last of them together. But, if they are eventually together I really hope it's a lot better than last time. Remember the snow scene..yeah, that royally sucked. Lots of people that read the book were hoping for more along the lines of the shower scene from book 4. Alan sure knows how to make us happy & piss us off at the same time.
~Jessica, Tara & Hoyt: I never cared for the old Tara. Now, Tara as a vamp is beginning to grow on me...a little. Jessica wanted to be vbf's but, after the scene with Hoyt...ain't going to happen. I think Hoyt was right when he told Jess that she still has feelings for him. She just doesn't want to admit it. And now poor Hoyt has been abducted by the shifter-killers...they even called him by name when they killed the vamp that was feeding on him.
~Pam: I love that she is a maker now and owns Fangtasia. I think she could be a bit nicer to Tara but hey, that's why I love Pam. She says what she wants and doesn't care what anyone thinks. Plus, she never has a  bad clothes day ...unless you count the sweatsuit she wore when turning Tara. I really hope she & Eric come back together. They have such great chemistry on screen.
~Layfatette: Love him. But, where the heck is Jesus? I'm thinking Jesus' grandfather knows where the body is...and I think the Bruho demon thingy may have had something to do with the disappearance as well. LaLa had seemed more worried about Debby Pelt than finding Jesus' body. Now, after seeing Jesus' head with his lips sewn together, maybe he will start trying to find answers. And he really needs to learn to control the demon (ex: Sookie's car and the bleach in the food). Oh, and love LaLa's mom. She is hilarious.
~Arlene & Terry: After all they have both been through, they deserve to be happy. But, in AB's world of TB, no one can be happy for long. I don't really care for the Ifrit smoke monster storyline. It just takes away from other scenes we could have...unless they tie it in with something else..which I doubt will happen. Anyway, I'm hoping they figure out a way to break the curse and Terry can come back to Arlene...and we can have longer scenes with the vamps.
~Sam, Luna, & Emma: What the crap! Someone is killing shifters. The guy that owns the anti-vamp store is definitely up to no good. He is obviously a part of this whole thing. But, Sheriff Andy won't be able to question him because Sam shot him. Andy thinks Sam saved his life, but..duh..the guy was actually going to shoot Sam. I hope they find these guys quickly. Luna is growing on me. And cute is she as a wolf pup?

Ok, so I put together a list of links that I found and have been reading lately.

So, what do you think of the season so far? What do you not like? What would you change if you could?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

imPRESS Press On Manicure

Today's post is all about the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure that I received in my MomVoxBox from Influenster.

I received a nice, very shiny purple color in my box. Now, I have used press-on nails before and they didn't ever stick very well for me. So, I was a little apprehensive that these would stay on for even a couple days.

The directions are very simple to follow. Just pick the size that fits your nail, peel off the plastic from the back (there is a tab to make it easy), and press onto your nail. Keep pressing for about 30 seconds to ensure it adheres well. Then, repeat for the remaining nails. After you are finished try not to get your nails wet for a while, maybe even a few hours.

I applied mine in well under 10 minutes. These would be great for last minute manicures before an outing with friends! I wore mine to a friend's baby shower.
The package states:
~No drying time...yep, no wet polish to deal with
~Easy removal & won't damage your nails...yep, my nails looked good. No peeling or anything.
~No glue needed....yes, love this part because I always manage to get glue on my fingers.
~They can last up to a week...mine lasted about 5 days. But, I'm a mom who has her hands in water washing things constantly. But still, I was impressed they lasted that long.

The imPress nails come in 36 colors and patterns. You can see them all at . You can also download an exclusive coupon from their website and virtually try on the different colors and patterns!
These nails cost $5.99 for solid colors and $7.99 for the patterned nails. They can be found at CVS, Rite Aid, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, etc.
I can't wait to use my coupon that came in my MomVoxBox to purchase a new set. I really like "Lil Drumr Grl", "Dancing Queen", "Holla!", and "Over The Moon". Now I just have to decide which one I want to get!
You can learn more about the imPress Manicure at these links:

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and Broadway Nails as a participant in the MomVoxBox Campaign.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Many Uses of Ivory

Today I am going to review the Ivory Bar Soap that I received in my MomVoxBox from Influenster.
I have always had positive thoughts on Ivory soap. My grandmother used to buy it when I was little.
The smell is nice and refreshing. When I used the soap, it left my skin feeling clean and fresh. I did not get the slimy feeling when using it, like I have experienced with other soaps. You know the's like you have to keep rinsing and rinsing to get the slimy soap feeling off. Yep, I didn't experience that with the Ivory soap. Also, it didn't leave my skin feeling dry afterward.

My three children also tried the Ivory soap. The liked that it floated in the bathtub (because it is 99.44% pure). So, I did end up having to take it away because I didn't want them wasting it while playing with it in the bathtub. One of my sons has eczema and this soap did not aggravate it. And that is always a good thing.

Ivory soap is more than just a body and facial cleanser. Did you know that Ivory can be used as a stain remover for clothes? You can also grate it into flakes for homemade laundry detergent (use the bar for handwashing delicates). I have also heard that if you put Ivory soap into the microwave, it will puff up like a fluffy cloud! I see a homeschool science experiment in the future! And, if you are crafty with a knife, you can carve it into cute animal shapes! (Photo was found on Ivory's Facebook page.)
Ivory bar soap can be purchased for $4.27 for a 10-pack of bath size bars. Yes, I said a 10-pack! I think this is a great value. It is actually one of the least expensive soaps on a per ounce basis. Plus, it has been around for over 125 years! Ivory even created their Facebook page as a community so moms can share their tips and tricks with other moms as a way to help things run more smoothly at home.

You can find out more about Ivory Bar Soap by visiting these links.
Ivory on Twitter
Ivory on Facebook
Ivory on YouTube

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and Ivory as a participant in the MomVoxBox Campaign.

Monday, July 2, 2012


With all of these wildfires across the country, it's scary to realize that it could happen anywhere. We recently had two different fires breakout in our area. However, they were extinguished after a few hours. Still, they consumed a few acres.
I came across a wildfire post over on Preparedness Pantry's Blog. It includes things to do before, during and after a fire. Check it out!
Wildfire Outbreaks Nationwide: Are You Ready?


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello Kitty + Pillowcase Dress = Cuteness!

My 2-year-old is officially obsessed with Hello Kitty already.
She has hairbows, a necklace, a pillow, plastic rings, etc.
I have been meaning to make her a pillowcase dress for a while now... so I figured why not make one with Hello Kitty on it. However, I didn't have any HK fabric...only a white sheet that my husband got me for sewing a while back.
Insert lightbulb moment...I decided to just use fabric paint.