Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Earthquakes,Hurricanes & VMA's Oh my!!

So, Aug. 23rd I had a first...my first experience in an earthquake. It was a very light one and only lasted a minute I think. It just really took us all by surprise. We were all upstairs getting ready to head on out to Matt's new school to meet his teacher. He started school on the 24th. My first reaction to the whole house shaking was that our home was just randomly falling apart. We all went downstairs and walked out our back slide door. As soon as we walked outside we saw several people from our neighborhood go out as well. So good, we weren't the only ones that felt the movement. One lady said she was walking right by our house when it happened and she saw our van rocking side to side. There was no damage only some stuff from the top of Matt's closet had fallen over.

Matt's first day back was a good one. It was a short week having started on Wed. He seems to like his teacher and class mates as well as the brand new school. I am hoping for a great school year for him.

Well, on Aug. 27th we had hurricane Irene come thru the east coast. I was a tad bit nervous. I prepared a little for the hurricane. I did buy some jugs of water(not the 3 days worth for each person) but a little as a just in case,extra tp, wipes,diapers and food. None of this was a crazy amount. I bought it because I hate driving in the rain so I figured if we are gonna stay in doors might as well make sure we are stocked up. I am so grateful we didn't loose power through the whole storm and our tv/internet was in and out throughout the evening. Not to make the storm sound like nothing it did knock out power in the surrounding areas and because of that my son has missed Monday & Tuesday of this week so far. I am hoping the kids don't have to miss anymore school its not even winter and we already are using our bad weather days.

I still enjoy watching the VMA's every year even if I don't know some of the artists. Out of all the performances this one by Bruno Mars was my favorite. I thought he did an amazing job.

(Hoping the link still works...it was hard trying to find a good version of this oh well this one will have to do).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Yummy Faves

I finally bought a bottle of Skinny Girl Margarita and I really liked it. It does have a very light taste to it which I liked because sometimes I can't take that sickening sweet taste of margarita mixes. After two drinks of regular margaritas I can already feel the hangover. I drank almost a whole bottle (and a lot of water) and woke up just fine and dandy the next day. Yes, yes I know almost a whole bottle but I really can't handle my alcohol so that says a lot especially since I had more than one drink.

I had a coupon for these and saw them at my commissary this evening. I thought what the heck and decided to try them. I already eat candy might as well try something w/ less calories. I chose the dark chocolate clusters only because that was all they had :/ As skeptical as I was (I don't care for dark chocolate)I am happy that I got them. They are yummy and I know they will satisfy my sweet tooth :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blinged up make up box #2

So, I decided not to go w/ zebra and hot pink on my vanity...I moved that to my computer desk. My vanity table is white and my chair is light pink so I just went with those two colors instead. I didn't want to go and buy another small white storage box from Target and decided to make due with my old purple one. I sprayed white primer first then followed up with a pink paint...I think the color is Sweet Pea. After I glazed it I ended up pretty happy with it. Besides the bottom and the inside you would never guess its original color.

I painted the two grey knobs white and covered those with rhinestones.

I know I said that if I ever rhinestoned knobs again I'd use a bigger size than when I did my zebra one. Well, I was so wrong. Larger rhinestones make it look worse. I really wished I had used smaller ones. It makes the knob look "blingier" and you see less open spots and even if it doesn't follow a pattern you really can't tell. Larger rhinestones show all your mistakes.

Oh well, I use it just to store some of my make up. I'm still really happy with the way it turned out. Oh, and the liner I used in my drawers was just embroidery paper from Hobby Lobby.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cupcake lattes & cookies

I am so happy that International Delights brought back the Sweet Cream flavor. I make my own iced lattes 6 days out of the week (Sunday is our fun day to buy our morning coffee/latte at DD or SB)so I like to have different flavors at home. I first tried Sweet Cream about 2 yrs ago and it was a special edition so after a few months it was taken off shelves and it never returned. I am so glad hubby found it recently at Wal-Mart. I will go back and stock up soon. Goldfish has so many flavors and when I saw this particular flavor at our commissary I picked it up knowing at least the kids would like it. I was surprised at how much I liked them. They taste just like vanilla wafers but their tiny sprinkles one ups them over the actual wafer brand hehe :)

BBW haul

I went to Bath & Body Works today and picked up a few items. I bought the 5 for $15 anti bac soaps. I just LOVE fall scents so I can't wait to use these. The scents I chose were Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (orange),Orchard Leaves (green),Cranapple Crisp (red),Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (purple) and Pumpkin Caramel Latte (brown). The three small candles I bought were 3 for $5 and the scents are Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut,Lavender Macaroon and Spiced Madeleine (the one w/o a picture on the front). I love their sweet scents. I bought one lotion which is a new scent Paris Amour. I haven't really cared for any of their scents lately (except Japanese Cherry Blossom) so when I tried this one I knew I had to have it. Today they were giving away a free gift with any purchase. So, I got the make up bag and a full size lotion of Charmed Life which is another new scent. I am glad I actually liked the free lotion but I doubt its one I'd go back and buy. I am happy with the Paris Amour scent and will probably go back and buy a few more items from that line...I was eyeing the glitter lotion. I am also hoping they bring back a few more fall scents in the coming months.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bling Bling

So, I finished my small make up drawer. I can list what I did wrong. First,I should've "modge podged" it but I had no idea what that was when Barbie mentioned it. Second, I should check more than one store for a zebra stencil. I went to Michael's and all they had was stencil sheets so I made my own stencil only to find SEVERAL stencils at Hobby Lobby. Now last I would have ordered slightly larger crystals from Artbeads.com and have read the one review on the black ones. I didn't care for that weird top it has that it almost looks like they have holes on the top in person but oh well. I am still pleased with the outcome.

So yes all four sides are of zebra print and you can see that I can't draw straight lines but oh well.

The Hello Kitty mug I've had for a while now. I think my parents bought it. I bought the crystals at Michael's and just bejeweled her bow. I use it to store my makeup sponge.

I have a few more craft projects but I am thinking of waiting til both kids are back in school/daycare (crosses fingers Mady gets in).