5.29.2011

The Sunday Six: Edition 27: Lookin' & Smellin' Pri Teeee

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eucerin calming cream
...because nobody like to be ashy, am ah right?!
Also.  Y'all.  I have the itchiest skin you ever did see.  I probably hold some kind of record.  I mean, sure, it's an unrecognized record, and a record nobody really wants anyway, so what good is that, but I tell you, that itching...  Mama got to get some relief and this "creme" gives my poor skin some easement. It's a skin lullaby is what it is. 
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skin brightening scrub
Takin' care of my largest organ. Got to treat her right! Not sure my face is actually any brighter because of it, but the exfoliating bead thingys feel real good.
So let's recap.  It feels real good.  
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blackberry + vanilla body wash
I don't know if it really is "positively nourishing" but I will tell you this, I positively want to eat my hands after my bath because they smell so freakin' delicious. 
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vintage gray
New favorite nail polish.  (Again.)
Only found at Rite Aid in these here parts.
Technically I have (2) favies but only (1) of them is new.  I've loved this one the longest.  Uncharacteristically long if you want to know the truth.  I usually dump polishes pretty fast, (which is why new favorites keeping making this list), but I've been with this one a while and I have no intention of taking a powder any time soon.  It just looks so good... and you know what I've found? It looks good on everyone!
Sally Hansen | Flirt
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lip balm with mango butter
When my lips get chap chap, and they start to hurt real bad, and I don't wanna use the school nurse's chapstick, this is my salvation in a tube.  Glory be.  It's good.
Oh, and another deal sweetener, no tingling.  I hate tingling.  Just soft and smooth, like buttah.

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moisturizer | peaches & creme
I usually hate what moisturizers do to my face.  That may sound bizarre (how bizarre!)(and now you'll be singing that song all day) but they normally break me out or make my skin even more oily.  Who wants more oil?  Not I!  And my 'nother favorite part, other than it working like a dream, is that it costs less than $5 and it smells like Georgia.  Or at least what Georgia smells like in my mind.
'Cause I've never been to Georgia and I don't actually know. 
Don't know about ya'll, but I love lists like this because I like to broaden my beauty product horizons.  Maybe you'll find your next new favorite thing here.  I know not everything works for everybody, but if the next time we see each other, there are nubs where your hands used to be, I'll know what worked for you.

Happy Sunday, my pretties!

5.27.2011

F is for Frabjous

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frabjous - great, wonderful, fabulous

If this product doesn't fit that description, then I just don't want to live here anymore.

Allow me to introduce to you, (unless you already know about it)(congratulations)(spelled with a t, never a d) the Ostrich Pillow Thingy (for napping at work).


Click here to read more about this awesome wonder... this most frabjous thing!

You're quite welcome, I am sure.

Also, while we're on the subject of Truly Awesome Things, I did handstand push ups this morning.  I am so boss.

5.23.2011

Maybe I'll Build Him a Cake or Something

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At least once a day, (at the least) my Tiny lil' sweet angel baby says unto me,

Mama, you nice.

But sometimes you be mean.

But right now, you nice.

 And just out of nowhere he'll say, Mama, I like you.

Know how that makes me feel?
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Our love is like a flock of doves, 
flying up to heaven above. 
Always and forever. 
Always and forever. 
Yes, our love is truly great. 
Always and forever.
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5.22.2011

The Sunday Six: Edition 26

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The Hubs & I had us a date night Friday.  We went to see the new Pirates movie.  That Johnny Depp (or as I swear I heard Stretch call him, Johnny Depth)... he is somethin'.  Far as I can see, he is a saint, and can do no wrong.  Also, fair warning, I may have a real hard time restraining myself from overusing the word savvy.  Savvy?

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lay baby lay
I don't really need nursery inspiration these days. Not at all. Howevs, the folks at laybabylay are just flat good at the decorating, and what's really awesome sauce is that they link to all the things they throw together so if you fall face down into love, (you will) you can get the things you can't live and breathe without. They sho nice.
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delicious
It's not just an adjective anymore.  Nope, it's my 'nother new toy.   I've bookmarked more things than you (and me together) could shake a stick at.  Pinterest (lub dub lub dub) organizes all of my crafty links, while delicious (mmm, tasty) organizes all of my favorite blog posts and articles (and such as).  The internet is so dang smart.  I love it.  If it interests you, my links are located here.  (Also, you may find lots of links to hair tutorials.  I told you people.  I'm on a mission to perfect my braiding skills.  I shall conquer this thing.  I shall!)

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my skinnies
I'm having a really hard time not wearing my skinny jeans every day.   I'd like to file some sort of official legal-type document, thereby declaring them my Official Uniform so that when I get dirty looks for wearing the same thing every day, I could pull out my laminated copy (duh), absolving myself of any filthy crime, because see?  It's legally binding; says here I have to wear this every day.  Out of my hands.  Savvy?

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the garden scent
It's true.  Every time I pluck some tasty gem off the vine, especially tomatoes, the scent lingers. 
So I take my hands, and I smell 'em like this!  
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perking back up
There's nothing like perking up after a time of feeling wilted.  Sometimes I lose my get up and go, and I have a hard time finding where it got up and went.
And then, like some miraculous turning of a corner, it comes back, and I want to hug it.  Except I can't, because it's invisible.  And my family might think me insane in the membrane if they saw me hugging myself.  Already I've been busted talking to myself, lips moving and everythang.  And maybe even putting an apostrophe (a comma to da top) where one did not belong.  Oh the shame!  It is not to be endured!

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this paint color
It's white, but "hints at color — gray, taupe, even blue — while remaining neutral."  Isn't that nice?  I'm painting a hutch this color and I'm telling you, I'm smitten.  It has smote me to the bone. 

Benjamin Moore | Alaskan Husky

And that's all me ladies!  Hope your Sunday afternoon is everything you want in a Sunday afternoon!  Unless that includes talking bad about Johnny Depp(th).  Savvy?



5.15.2011

The Sunday Six: Edition: Late Is Better Than Never

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magical things
And just like that, this outfit has magically revived two things.  Two very unlikely things.  (unlikelys?)(unlikelies?) Things I thought dead forevermore.
They are: (1)my love for white pants and (2) my love for button-down tops.
It's magic.  Kendi is a magician.  She is.
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this dress 
So cheery!

oh, and this one, too.
// both from modcloth

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braids
I'm a smidge obsessed.  From single or double-wrapping belts to sandals to hair!  If I can figure out a bunch of ways to braid my hair, y'all best be lookin' out.  (I don't know what for except maybe me, with braided hair).   See what I mean?
Dreamy sigh....

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fage greek yogurt
(pronounced fah-yay)   
Not all Greek yogurts are created equal.  I know, because I've kissed a few frogs.
This though, is like, the antithesis of kissing a frog.  It's like kissing something really awesome.  It is so good.  And you know what?! They have coupons on their site!  Get some and then GET SOME.

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operation beautiful
I just found this, and it's such a beautiful idea.  I can't wait to get started.  

 I mean, how could you not be happy by these sweet surprises out in public?  Talk about walkin' on sunshine!  Got my post-it notes today and am ready to start scattering some joy.  Wanna join in?

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 good blogging tips
I was over at Ree's place last week and came across some rubies.  These are the ones that I found most helpful:
a. be yourself | use your own voice; write as if you were talking to your sister
b. blog often | "consider your blog a precious bloom that requires daily nurturing"

I've leaned more towards seeing my blog as a silk flower that only needs occasional dusting.  fail.  Her next point was to be varied.  I think that for me, frequency and variety walk down the street holding hands. 

c. "Value every person who takes time out of their day to stop by your blog.  Tell 'em you love 'em.  Regularly."

I love you guys.  I really do.  More than a great deal on a pair of awesome skinny jeans (which I got this weekend)!  Or a great deal on a pair of canvas open-toe wedges (which I got today)!  Just so you know, that's a whole lotta ell oh vee eye in.

By the way, you look amazing today!  But then, you always do!
xoxoxo

5.08.2011

The Sunday Six: l'été

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There are many things to love about the summertime, n'est pas?  [There are also many things not to love, but let's just romanticize it while we still can, before the sun rots our brains and turns them into soup.]

Let's begin!

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dresses
These are some threads I could live in.  
Add lipstick, sunglasses and cute shoes -- dressing is DONE, man.
// contrasting halves dress
// budding dahlia dress
 These next (2) are both called the Sprightly Shirtdress 
Sprightly.  How quaint.  One of each please.
 
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watermelon
You're so wonderful I could kiss you!
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sunshine
Again with the kissing. muah muah muah!
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tanned skin
I hope to get me some this week.  'Cause look at me, I'm white and nerdy. 
How'd I get so white and nerdy?  I'd like to be somewhere between where I am, and this:

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sweet tea + lemonade popsicles 
Just discovered these and they are a tasty snackeroo. Tasty, tasty, tasty.
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summery bedeckery
Hard to hate on cute Clarence jewels, ain't it.   [Y'all all know Clarence, right?]  I'd like the bot' o' deese.  Fun and purdy!
//citrus twist $38

//iced rain $10
...and that is all, ladybirds!  Happy Sunday!

5.01.2011

The Sunday Six: Edition: Remember Me?

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It has been a busy season you guys. Not gonna lie. That's my excuse reason for my absence.  Things will soon slow down though, which should increase my presence here.  And aren't you glad.  [That's a statement, not a question.] [See the period?]   Okay then,  moving on!

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my friends
...who are there to help when I become all Mrs. Nezbit.  I do have that tendency.
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this prayer // breathe in the Lord
Our Father, which art in heaven, heaven being the air around me... I breathe in the Lord (deep inhale), I exhale (deep exhale) worry, doubt and fear.  I breathe in the Lord, and I exhale resentment, self-protection and anger...

 This prayer has walked me through moments untold.  It's beautiful, and it's effective.  Who could ask for anything more?
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pinterest
Have y'all seen this yet?  Oh sweet mercy, it is a veritable wormhole.  I get lost in it all the time.  If you love bookmarking things so that you have them for like, ever, this place may cause you to have a coronary.  It is fantastic!  It keeps all my bookmarks organized in such a beautiful way, and it's not just words on a page y'all.  It's pictures!  Check out my pinboards.  If the words that are comin' outta my mouth are making no sense a'tall, check out my boards, and they soon will, my dears. Oh, and you're welcome.

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getting cool stuff for free
I've recently rescued two adorable pieces of perfectly good furniture off the side of the road.  I've cleaned off one and transformed the other, and I think I'm in love.  Yep, I'm pretty sure I am.  I'll show them to you soon.  Promise. 

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this color
Benjamin Moore | Stokes Forest Green
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bright colors for my homestead
I don't actually own any of these, oh, but I want!

// all items from plümo

I'll be back soon.  I miss blogging.  :)

Happy Sunday, lovelies!