Saturday, August 31, 2013

She Used Conditioner For What?????

I'm sure this isn't a novel idea but just wanted to fill those of you who may not know into it.

A little over a month ago, I ran out of shaving cream and was looking around the bathroom for a substitute. My hands landed on this bottle of cheap conditioner. Since that initial shave, I have not looked back to purchase shaving cream. Let me tell you, this stuff is the My legs have never been smoother or softer. I no longer have that second day shave feel where you can somehow feel the short hair stubs from shaving. No ingrown hairs or razor bumps. This stuff is gold in my book. My legs and I have never been happier.

Have you ever tried using conditioner to shave with?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Lovely Blog Hop!

I'm super thrilled to be co-hosting this week's 'a lovely blog hop' thanks to my girl Rekita.

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hopwhere each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!
Rules (Not really rules but a guide):
1. Follow your host and any co-hosts (if it applies). Co-hosts will be the first 3 to 5 entries.
I am your host,  Rekita @ Her&Nicole and I am the first linky. 

Feel free to leave a comment and introduce yourself!
Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life in...Australia
Katrina @ Kakers in Wonderland
2. Link it!
Link up your blog or anything else you find lovely. Share your family, fashion, food, crafts, or anything that you love this week. Please, please, please, share the love and include a link back to this blog hop.

3. Spread it!
This is a blog hop after all, so hop around! Visit other blogs and say Hi!

4. Grab it! 
Her & Nicole
Grab the button and place it somewhere in your blog or add just the link. Preferably in your blog post. 
This will help us promote this blog hop, believe me, the more the merrier! Or post the link somewhere in your blog. 

5. Tweet it!
Please help me to promote this blog hop by sharing it to others. 
So tweet it to show everyone where you link up on Thursdays!

6. The most important rule of them all, HAVE FUN BLOG HOPPING!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back To School

So it's back to school time again. With this comes the need to label all your or your kiddy's stuff. I have a kindergartner so that means labels on everything from clothes to pencils. Normally, I would write his name on but as the school year would progress they would fade or look unsightly. This year I decided to do something different and try labels from
They have the cutest labels, that are also durable and professional looking. I received my order in a timely manner and I am pleased with the quality.

  Sample of some of their stuff.
bag tags

labels for supplies

shoe labels

All items are personalize-able and reasonably priced. Check them out!

Monday, August 26, 2013

VMAs 2013

(Photo courtesy of
This look on the Smith's face summed up exactly how I felt about Miley Cyrus' performance last night. Did you watch it? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Post Maternity Wear

After spending almost ten months in maternity wear, i'm feeling kind a happy that I get to go back to wearing more fashionable clothes. 
So in celebration of my freedom from the frump (and giving birth too), I plan to take my "flexible friend" shopping for some new clothes. Here's what I had in mind...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ema Jane Cuties

Styling a baby girl is new territory for me. And to boot, there is just so much stuff out there for them (in overwhelming hues of pink). But I must boldly navigate the color filled aisles of stores now because I don't want my daughter to grow up like me, being late in embracing her femininity. Aside from clothes, the first ultra girlie thing I've purchased is a set of hair bands. I found these cute iridescent mini satin flowered hair bands (whew, that's a lot of adjectives) here that i'm sure my daughter will look absolutely adorable in. I think i'm stepping in the right direction.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Liebster Award Nominee

I am so stoked! I was graciously nominated for the Liebster Award by Catherine T over at TinkieBeauty. This award is for bloggers who have under 300 followers. The rules are that you must list 11 random facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you, and nominate 11 blogs with 11 more questions. 
The blogs I list are bloggers I love following. Here we go! 

11 Random Facts about Myself
1. I am an introvert
2. I love science fiction tv shows
3. I love earth tones
4. Hardly eat my veggies
5. Love rock and roll music
6. Not a fan of the color pink
7. Still watch soap operas
8. Don't care for sweets that much
9. Prefer reading a book over watching TV
10. I'm an optimist
11. Hate crowds

Catherine's questions
1. If you knew it was your last day, how would you spend it?
With my loved ones.

2. What would you buy with $200?
A breadmaker (i'm such a domestic).

3. What is a beauty product you cannot live without?
brow liner

4.What is your favourite clothing shop/website? and the limited

5. Which would you prefer to live without, Foundation or mascara?
I'd rather live without foundation

6. What is the biggest beauty mistake you have ever made?
When I was younger, I use to over draw my brows. I always had a surprised look on my face as a result.

7. What is your ultimate goal in life?
To live to see my kids grow up and be successful in life.

8. If you could go back to one stage of your life, what would you go back to?
I would go back to my teen years and show a bit more love to my family.

9. Have you any regrets?
Same answer as number 8.

10. What is your least favourite part of blogging?
I haven't found anything I dislike as yet.

11. Who is your inspiration?
Rosa Parks, Joan of Arc

Bloggers I nominate

My Questions
1. Name one person who inspires you.
2. Who is your favorite author?
3. If you could hook up with one actor/singer/celebrity, who would it be?
4. What is your favorite online clothing store?
5. What is one beauty product you can't live without?
6. Why did you get into blogging?
7. What is your dream country/place to visit?
8. What is your favorite food?
9. If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only carry one personal item, what would you take?
10. What is your favorite TV Show?
11. What is your favorite Movie?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Studded Feet

I absolutely adore shoes! I couldn't resist purchasing these cuties when I saw them yesterday. They were only $21 and not to mention super comfortable and the color is just fab.

Monday, August 12, 2013


I never imagined that when I opened a pack of oatmeal raisin cookies I'd find spider webs in it.  Needless to say, I was super grossed out.  This is a warning for everyone to please be cautious when you're opening food packages. You never know what could be in there...

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer TV Obsession

"First they trap us, then they try to reassure us". <-- A line from a show i'm crushing on this summer.  Just like any new relationship, you're afraid to show too much emotion for fear of it not being reciprocated. That's how I feel about "Under The Dome". But with heavy hitters like Stephen King and Spielberg directing and producing, this show is guaranteed to be a sure bet, right? I hope i'm not setting myself up for a broken heart. Good news though, it's already being picked up for another season and it's being tooted as the number one show of the summer.
Watch the trailer below.

Monday, August 5, 2013

What Makes You Smile?

While browsing through my timeline this morning on FaceBook, I came across the question "What makes you smile?" by one of my favorite motivational speaker/author Paul Carrick Brunson. I immediately began to assess my life to find the answer to such a poignant question. There are lots of things that make me smile but one stuck out the most. 
This necklace is a representation of the thing that makes me smile. Love... The love of my family. My husband gave me this necklace almost 13 years ago while we were dating and he was living in another country. He's my best friend and confidant. Two kids later, not only has our family grown but so has our love. 
No matter how i'm feeling, or whatever trial I may go through, I know I have love. Knowing this makes me smile. 

I extend the same question to you.... 

"No Mean Muggin Monday"