Friday, January 31, 2014

Julep February 2014 Box Review

Very excited to go out to my mailbox and see my Julep box in there.  The original tracking said Monday but I knew it was close yesterday so I was hoping for today.  I need to do my nails so this is perfect timing.

This months collection was called The Dramatic Collection and I had really planned to skip this month but then I saw the colors and they were so me and Julep gave everyone an extra special polish this month so I just had to get a box. :)

The beauty product this month was an eye sheen which I think looks really interesting but I opted for the IT Girl Maven box this month which comes with 3 polishes.  I'll have to see what people are saying about the eye sheens and maybe grab one later or hope for one in a mystery box. ;)

And now onto my goodies of the month. 
  • Roc Solid - A vintage military creme.  I'm not sure what it is but I love green polishes and this is a nice dark shade.
  • Glam Roc - A midnight purple & gold stardust.  This is a matte glitter. It's purple and a glitter how could I not.  Purple is my favorite color and a matte glitter is a fun twist.
  • Diamond Theory - A full coverage multi-dimensional copper glitter. So shiny.
  • Love - this is the special extra polish this month and is a full-coverage gold, pearl, and fuchsia microglitter. This doesn't look as great in the picture but it is so pretty in person.
So what do you think?  These colors are me to a 'T' and I can't wait for the fun of seeing what they look like on.  I'm trying to decide which one I want to use tonight. Hmm so many decisions.  So if you want to order Julep or to just check them out you can click my link: Julep.  Julep is a monthly subscription box that sends you nailpolish and beauty products in the mail each month for $19.99.  They have multiple box choices and you can pick which one you would like to receive.  When you sign up you take a quiz and it will suggest your Maven profile. My profile is Classic with a Twist but when the window opens you can go in and change up your choice. This is what I did to get the It girl collection this month. :) If you want to try them out you can get your first box for FREE (just pay for S&H) with code FBFREE.

Did you get a box this month? Which one did you get? What is your favorite color in the collection?
Happy Nail Day!!!

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Friday Phone Dump

Linking up with Jenn again for Some Friday Phone Dump.  I should call this the snow day edition but I'll toss a couple other photos in there too. ;)

My boys loved the snow for the first two days.  It is getting wet and melty now and not nearly as fun.  C wasn't into sledding at first but once he tried it he was hooked.  Of course being in NC we don't have sleds for everyone so who wants to wait a turn when they can all go together.  LOL They love it and keep trying to get more and more to go.

I would say N had a great birthday. The snow came later then expected so we were able to go to  cicis for dinner.  Then it was home for some cake and as you can see C pretty much ate the icing. LOL.  As part of his present we let N go and pick out a new bike. He choose the pretty red one. And today we ventured out of this house finally and went to Target. The boys had some birthday money burning holes in their pockets so they each picked a new Disney Infinity character and a power pack.

A pretty fun if crazy week this week.  N has a makeup school day tomorrow and I'm heading to Archivers for my final farewell before they close. :(  They are calling for 60deg weather on Sunday but then another chance of snow next week.  I'm pretty much done with the snowy weather for this year. LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

 Time for some Thursday Thoughts.

  • We are on day 3 of snow days and I'm done.  I'm not sure how you guys do it that have so many in one year.  We are quickly running out of things to do. I'm hoping that Feb isn't as bad as Jan has been so far and we won't have many more days.
  • M and I have been commenting how my rear windshield wiper seems to run once whenever we start my car well yesterday when he took my car to go and grab some dinner it would not restart.  Come to find out one of the main reasons that the wiper does that is when your battery is dieing.  Who knew? Or is this common knowledge that we just didn't know?
  • I have some Shutterfly codes that expire tomorrow so I've been hard at work getting my photos in and making some books. Almost there but its taking forever. On the plus side I will soon have lots of Disney pictures to scrap away.
  • As bad as I know it is for my nails I still like to sit and just peel the polish off.  Its not like my remover is very far away but I will still sit and watch the tv and peel away. :(
  • I've gotten mail the last couple days but its been very sparse. I'm fully expecting a very full ox one of these days as they decide to catch up.
What are you guys up to today? Are you on a snow day too?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

So What Wednesday

Today I am saying So What If...

  • We had a snow day here in NC yesterday and it didn't really start to snow until after dinner.
  • We have another snow day today but we do actually have snow.

  • I keep saying I'm going to deal with the kids old clothes and they just stay piled in the totes until someone asks about a size.
  • I just want to stay in all day and not play in the above mentioned snow.
  • N now thinks he will get snow on his birthday every year.
  • I still got up early this morning so I could watch Supernatural before the madness began.
  • I'm still not cleaning my office space off but I did make enough room to actually work a little bit.
  • I stopped mid post and went out with the boys for some snowy fun.

  • My weekly So What Shameless Plug - If you have been wanting some Stampin' Up goodies now is the time. Our Annual Sale-a-bration is going on now.  For every $50 you spend you get to select an item from the Sale-A-Bration catty.  Lots of great goodies this year. Check it out and happy shopping.
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday and if you are snowed in be safe and have fun.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday Noah!!!

It is so hard for me to believe that my Mr. Man is turning 6 today.  WOW the time sure does fly by.  He gets to celebrate today with sleeping in this morning and a snow day. Now to only hope we actually get some snow today so that he can go out and play in it. :)

I love you Noah!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Disney Memory Maker

If you've been reading my blog you know that my boys and I went to Walt Disney World earlier this month. We were there for a week and C kept saying that he really wanted to meet characters so I went ahead and pre-ordered the Memory Maker photo package.  If you pre-order you get a $50 discount so it is only $149 instead of $199.  That may seem like a lot but considering that the prints themselves start at $14.95 its not too bad if you plan on taking a lot of pictures and taking pictures is just what we did. We had almost 400 pictures taken while we were there that week. :) Yes you heard me right almost 400.

We took photos in each park.

We took photos with characters.

We took pictures on rides.

And we had tons of pictures taken while N was doing Jedi training.

As you can see I'm not sure how I would have picked 10 or less to make it not worth getting the Memory Maker.  Especially as a scrapbooker I'm so excited to have all the pictures to choose from and now I can print out whatever size I want as I want them and I can print out as many of each one as I want.

If you are going to Walt Disney World and plan to take advantage of the on site photopass services I would highly recommend pre-ordering the Memory Maker package.  


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Monday Morning Musings

I'm back for some more musings today.

  • Who watched the Grammys last night?  I like them since I really like all the performances.  Not sure I had a favorite as non just really stuck out but that also means that non were just a train wreck either.  I do love all the collaborations they do on the grammys.
  • We had a pretty slack weekend.  C and I went to the movies again on Friday and then Saturday we went to the Lego event at Barnes and Noble and then Emily came over and we went to a movie that night.
  • Ok if you read the last one and my post last week that does mean I saw three movies in the theaters last week. LOL That is alot even for me.  I saw Despicable Me 2, Frozen and Gimme Shelter.  All were pretty good.  Here is C at the theater for Frozen.

  • The other week I went to CVS and was able to get the Mickey Waffle maker for 75% off. Wahoo but we hadn't tried it yet. That all changed Saturday night.  

  • So you know my boys are nutcases but here they were the other night. N was sliding up and down the couch so that his hair would go all wonky and then since I took his picture C needed me to take one with his new Jake jammies on.

  • So this is how C takes a bath.  He was lining up his toys and when I asked if I could take a picture he said no he wasn't done yet. So I waited and this is the result. He loves having the toys in there and you all know he loves lining things up ;)

  • So how about this week?  Well I have big plans to keep working on my planner and using it even more and then my bigger plan is to take back over my desk. It has become a little crazy and I actually got a good start in yesterday so just wait until you see the final on Friday. :)
The new pens I got at Target to use in my Erin Condren planner.  They are so pretty.

Here is the start of my office.  As you can see I've been dumping everything in there from he holidays and after.  It needs to be cleaned out.  I can now as of yesterday see the desk top to I'm got the start and need to keep it up this week.

  • Lets see box news - not sure what I'll be getting this week. I think I should be getting my second Hautelegs bag that I won in a giveaway, then I should be getting a Julep, hmm and maybe something else but I'm not remember right now.  
  • Ns birthday is Tuesday and he will be 6 years old. I'm not sure how my Mr Man can possible be six already.  He is growing up all too fast.  I'm going into help his class that morning and have lunch with him. He's excited I'm coming in. He's already picked out his birthday dinner too. He wants to go to Cicis. LOL yeap he picked a nice fancy place for that night. :)
Well since I've been rambling a bit I'll going to go for now.  I hope you all have a great week and if you are getting snow too be safe. They are calling for it here on Wednesday but I'll believe it when I see it.

Have a great week,

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Phone Dump

Linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom this week for some Friday Phone Dump.   I didn't think I had taken many photos this week until I went to pull them for this post and I do have some good and random ones. :)

  • While N was at grandma's house at the beginning of the week C was soaking up the daddy time. This was one of the many book readings one night.
  • Yesterday I had carpool and poor C just couldn't make it. He was happy as a clam back there and as soon as I started pulling up to get the kids he crashed. He didn't even wake when everyone piled in and the drive home.
  • This was Ns haul from grandmas.  She sent me this pic after his trip to toys r us. Can you tell we've been playing alot of Disney Infinity lately.

  • It actually did it. We saw snow outside this week. It started later one evening and the boys had to go out.  Hard to tell in this picture but it is flurrying out there but N told me that it was too wet out there.
  • We had pictures Wed morning outside and this was when we stopped to drop M back off at work.  His office got way more snow then our house did and C had to get out and see it.
  • He ran around a bit and picked some up but then he was done. LOL

  • My boys and I waiting to see Despicable Me 2 the other day.  N had been wanting to go to the movies so we headed out to the cheap theater and saw this.  N says that this theater is huge since its still the old style non-stadium seating.  I do love going there though even with it now being $2.25 a movie and I remember when it was only $1 :(
  • This was a picture I sent to my sister after our pictures. It was really a torture for where we were eating. She loves Mellow Mushroom so anytime I go there without here I like to rub it in. LOL
  • My friends and I have been watching this shopping area being built and couldn't wait to see what it was. We knew some of the stores going in but didn't know what was where.  I was very excited to see these when I stopped at Target yesterday.  
So that is my week in pictures.  How was your week? Anything fun?


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Linking up with Jennifer for some Thursday Thoughts.

  • How am I supposed to go to sleep at night when I turned my tv on and Wahlburgers was on. I could watch Donnie all night long ;)  This reminds me I need to set the Tivo for the next episode. LOL

  • N went back to school today. He has 9 weeks in this session and I hope his day is going good since my morning was AWESOME.  I dropped C off at preschool and went to Target and just walked around and had a great time.  If you haven't been to Target lately they have some great clearance right now. I got a couple more toys for Ns and Cs birthdays and then some Jake PJs for C which he will love.
  • I was so lost last night. I knew today was Thursday but when I finally sat down I was all ready to watch Vampire Diaries and I was sure it was on last night. Now I know it comes on on Thursdays but my head was ready for Thursday tv and it took me a few minutes to figure out why it was recording Arrow and not VD.  LOL
  • I ordered both boys tickets to the Marvel Universe Live show last night too. I told you my  brain must have been confused ;)  Now if I really was thinking I would have just ordered 3 tickets and then M could have taken the boys and I could have stayed home.  Now that would have been the brightest thing to do. However either way the boys are going to be ecstatic when July finally rolls around. ;) It will be our last fun thing before N heads back to school.
  • We had our pictures taken yesterday and while it was really cold outside the boys did great. I can't wait now to see how they turned out.  I was hoping that there would be some snow for the boys to be in but that didn't happen so just a pretty clear cold day.  
Well that is all my brain can manage this morning. I think my brain is on vacation now that the boys are in school. It can have a little mental break and its very happy to oblige.

I hope you all are having a great week. What are you randomly thinking about today?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

So What Wednesday

Linking up again for So What Wednesday.

This week I'm saying So What If....

  • I'm getting way to into helping my sister get stuff for her first apartment.  She wants eclectic dishes ala Friends and I'm on the hunt.  I see lots of flea market shopping in our future this spring.
  • In that regard Crate & Barrel had free shipping the other day and I ordered one thing. LOL It was a whopping $1 shipped. They are napkin rings but I love them.

  • It snowed a little here last night we got a dusting but other areas got over and inch (and yes we call that snow here in NC ;)) and I'm still taking the boys for their pictures outside today. I can't wait.
  • I am so so so so ready for N to go back to school tomorrow.  The advantage of year round is about the time the kids are oh so bored and getting on each others nerves they go back to school.
  • Shameless Plugs:  Don't forget about the ongoing My Paper Pumpkin special and the current Walt Disney World Discount that are out right now.
  • Now onto trying Shannon's new direction for So What Wednesday.
    So What If we are not doing a huge party for the boys birthdays this year.  We are going to do some fun activities as a family and they will have so much more fun that way. :)
So what do you think? Do you like the new direction she is going in. She is going to try to take a negative and swing it into a positive. I think for now I will do a hybrid post and work on getting all my negatives into positives as we go on. :)

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TV Talk Tuesday

I'm back and as the shows are getting back into swing I figure we could do some chatting. :) There are spoilers below so if you are spoiler free then proceed at your own risk.  I'm a spoiler junkie so I don't mind reading and knowing. I love to see what someone thinks and then watch it myself and see how it really pans out. Sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't but I want the info. Can't Stop the Signal ;) (bonus points if you get that reference. Another awesome show and movie)

Who watched Flowers in the Attic? I'm a huge VC Andrews fan and I'll admit I stopped reading her books a couple years ago but until then I'm pretty sure I read them all including this one. I remember thinking how bad girl ;) I was being reading these books back in the day but they really do stand up to the times and are still good.  I may need to add her back into my reading rotation. Anyway the movie I thought was really good.  They didn't gloss over the good parts but didn't make it too icky either.  I hear rumors that they are already talking about more movies and book two of the series is going to be interesting.

Oh Supernatural how I love you so.  Last weeks episode was a great one back from hellatus and this weeks looks great. I don't like my boys apart but I could see it coming so I'll be ok. I'm just hoping it doesn't last too long and they are a team soon once again.

Ok someone tell me do I need to watch Revenge? I loved the first season but last season kindof felt like work to watch. I've heard this season is better.  I have all of the episodes on my Tivo but I just haven't brought myself to watch them yet.  Should I dig in?  Is this season better then last?

Pretty sure I mentioned in a post that I love White Collar. This is a great show and so much fun.  Plus who doesn't like watching Matt Bomer.  I really like how it is his shows but the supporting cast still plays a big part in it and it doesn't feel like they are just there. They are going in an interesting direction this season and I'm curious to see how it plays out. Very rarely does Neal get dupped and he was so suckered by this girl. I want to see how he comes out of it.  I'm actually thinking this might be the first time he has ever been coned and I don't think he is going to take it lightly.

Happy watching!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Morning Musings

My first Monday back after vacation so getting back into some musings.

  • We have family pictures on Wed outside and now it looks like it is going to be so cold. Brrr 30deg is too cold for NC.  We will make due but now I need to figure out what we are going to wear. I want to coordinate without being too matchy matchy.  I better look at that today so that if need be I can do some shopping tomorrow.
  • No mail today so I will have to wait for my boxes. :( Not expecting a ton but I still want them now.
  • I had all intentions of skipping Julep this month but then I saw the IT girl collection and I really NEED it. Aren't they so pretty?
  • N goes back to school on Thursday. I guess his mornings of waking up at 9 are over for awhile. Do you guys make your kids keep their routines when not in school?  We'll see how it goes this time and try to decide if we need to be better at it next time.
  • Spending the morning working on my planner and getting some meals figured out. The boys are screaming at each other so it might be short lived. :(
  • N got some new Disney Infinity characters last weekend with my mom. I did not know that they had some RARE characters that are crystal like.  They do they same thing as the regular character but they get XP faster and unlock a new area and have special discs. I was all ready to take them back and exchange but now I think we might keep them. N knew what all they did but I'm still not sure we needed them. They do look pretty cool though. We got Jack Sparrow, Lightning McQueen and Buzz Lightyear.

So I think that is my morning and week. How is your week looking? Craziness?

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Phone Dump Disney style

Linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom this week for some Friday Phone Dump. This week I'm doing it Disney style since I have so many pictures from my trip this is sure to be just one of many Disney photo posts. These are just some of the many I took on my phone.

  • The rings are gone so we are heading out to Disney.
  • How we roll. 4 boys and 2 moms heading down the road.
  • Construction on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is coming right along. (these pictures has the inner engineer in me giddy :))
  • What little boy doesn't want to fly with Peter Pan?
  • Haircuts on Main Street. It's now a tradition.
  • What happens with 5 kids waiting for the show to start.
  • My silly son taking picture waiting to see characters.  #alwaysgetafinger
  • A perfect spot for dinner
  • Waiting on friends to get to Epcot
  • Handy Manny time
  • N onstage for Jedi training
  • I wanted a picture of him with Goofy and he said no with the car #boymomlife
  • We had a little rain one day
  • Brotherly love
  • He won the whak-a-mole game
  • They saw a bridge so must be photo time
  • Tea Cups!!!
  • Pluto (aka poopoo as C calls him)
  • Meeting the soldier man. This is one of my favorite pictures. C was very insistent that we met the soldier man.
  • C was also obsessed with tossing our trash and the trash cans.  Hmm maybe I should have him throw more things away at home ;)
So those are just a couple of the pictures I have on my phone. Good thing I'm a scrapbooker lots of fun to come with these.

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ipsy Jan 2014 Bag Review

I knew that the bags were shipped but I hadn't been paying too much attention to when mine would be here. Well today was the day I saw the AWESOME hot pink Ipsy bag in my mailbox.

Right away I was so excited and it was pretty heavy for an Ipsy bag so that had me intrigued too.

Onto the details...
  • the bag - while I will say this isn't the most awesome bag that Ipsy has sent I do like the feel of the bag and the size. I also think that it will be cute with my travel goodies.
  • Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm - I'm always good for lip balm and I've never heard of this so ready to try it out. 
  • Balanced Guru Balm Me Up Organic Cocoa & Tangy Body Balm - my skin is so dry right now so I can't wait to try this one out. Hmm I may have to have M give me a little massage ;)
  • Yaby liquid foundation in Buff - I don't normally use a liquid foundation but I'm all up for a trial. This looks a little dark for my light skin though so I will have to see.
  • Benefit the POREfressional - I'm a Benefit fan so I always love their samples.  I've not used this one before but it is supposed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimize the size of pores. Adding this to my regimen for after moisturizing in the mornings.
  • Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue - Yea I don't use these on a regular basis but I love to take them when I travel and with my upcoming cruises I will need these.  So excited to get some extras.
Over all it was a very moisturizing month for me ;) Lots of new things for me to try out. If you want to check out what Ipsy is all about just click my link. It costs $10 a month (plus tax in some states) and you get a bag of samples to try out. This is one of my favorite subscriptions. For the value its a great deal for me and I always get so many new things to try out and love.

Did you get Ipsy this month? There were lots of variations so I'm curious to see what else people are getting. Let me know and I'll check it out.

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Thursday Thoughts

Linking up with Jenn again for some Thursday Thoughts.

  • Pretty sure I told you all but when I was packing for WDW N wanted to take a Warrior Poet shirt for everyday.  Since the weather varied from the 40s to the 80s we were able to do that.  It just today as I was putting away the clean clothes struck me that not everybody has an almost 6 year old that is that opinionated on his wardrobe. LOL 

  • Took N to my mom's house for the weekend so its just C here for awhile and I fully plan to work on my Erin Condren planner. I've started filling it out but I was waiting to really get into it when I got home. So now is the time.
  • Trying to decide what I want to do for dinner the next couple of nights. Anyone have anything that sounds good?  We have leftover chili here so I'm thinking that with grilled cheese tonight but after that I'm at a loss.
  • Who is watching Revenge this season?  I have the whole season on the Tivo but haven't watched any yet.  Trying to decide if I need to say I just don't want Revenge anymore. Last season was just hohum so not sure.
  • Spoilers in this one for White Collar and Supernatural so don't read if you don't to know. :) Tuesday I watched last weeks White Collar before SPN started and unfortunately the very talented Mark Sheppard was killed on WC that night.  Well while watching SPN I was worried he might be killed again. LOL I told M that it really would not be his day to die on two shows on the same night.  As luck would have it he's still alive on SPN and it looks like he has some juicy parts coming up.
  • I'm working through all of my photos from Disney so there will probably be a very Disney photo dump Friday tomorrow.  Between my phone, the camera and Memory Maker I have about 1000 photos. ;)
Well I'm getting called to help set up the Peppa Pig game so I guess I'm off for today. I hope everyone has a good one.

Happy Thursday,

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

So What Wednesday

Back to normal this week and linking up with Life After I "Dew" for some So What Wednesday.

This week I'm saying So What if...

  • There is so much to do here since we got home and I just want to sit on the computer and catch up with my friends.
  • it looks like I will be taking a cruise in March and April this year :)
  • I want to go back to WDW now.
  • We just got back and I'm sending N to my mom's for a long weekend tomorrow ;)
  • I've printed so many pictures lately but I want to start on my WDW trip.
  • I haven't scrapped my last WDW trip yet. 
  • Shameless plus time... Both Stampin' Up and Disney released specials while I was away.  I posted blogs on them both.  Stampin' Up My Paper Pumpkin special and WDW Spring Special.  I'm very excited for both of them so let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great Wednesday!!!
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