Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

I haven't done this kind of post in a while. I'm due! Let's get to it shall we?

1. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Perfume
Have you guys smelled this stuff? I smelled it on vacation when my sister in law let me use some of her perfume when I forgot to apply one evening and I am in LOVE with it. I ran out to get some as soon as I got back. It smells different on different body chemistries. I got 3 compliments on how good I smelled the day I bought it. I'm telling you, it's good. There are 3 different scents in the Chance line. I got the pink. Awesome. The French lady that helped me at Nordies told me it's their best selling perfume and that the ingredients aren't commonly used in perfume right now.

2. Young Living Essential Oils
You didn't think I was going to leave this off, did you? No, no, me either. I can't go an hour without using one right now so they're going on this list! The everyday oils is a great place to start if you haven't ever tried EO's before simply because of the HUGE variety of oils that come in the kit. I am seriously diggin Purification and Frankincense these days for headaches and acne. If you haven't jumped on board yet, I just don't know what you're waiting for...they're that good. PROMISE.

3. The Lemon Drop Lounge
I've been writing a few blog posts over at The Lemon Drop Lounge recently. The blog is awesome, the "street cred" section rocks my face off. It just explains everything in easy-to-understand, non-hippie-freak-witch-doctor language!
Love that place and I love spreading the stories about what these oils are really capable of. Here are a couple of my most recent posts:
Something You'll Never Regret
4 Drops a Day Keeps the Inches Away

Behold the power of Totally Rad Actions on your cell phone. Pic-Tap-Go. I can't post an instagram without it. I'm not even kidding you. I try and I just can't post it without running it through this app first. My favorite actions are High Fives, Sweet Tooth, Brightside and Lux.

Here's a video.

PicTapGo! The photo app that likes you back. from Totally Rad! on Vimeo.

See? Cool. Go buy the app. Totally worth a couple of bucks. Plus, the logo? Adorable. Love it.

Lush Bath Products
So, I made the huge mistake of happening upon a Lush store on my girls night out with my friends Liz and Stacy a couple of weeks ago. It's horrifyingly expensive in there but you get what you pay for (100% believe that in pretty much any facet of life) and you're gonna get a good product for your hard earned money. Also the people are WAY over-the-top excited and enthusiastic about the way you bathe yourself (think high school drama club enthusiastic), but it's kinda nice considering the state of customer service at most stores these days.

 I tried the Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub. LOVE. Smells like heaven and is great for creating soft skin.

I also tried the Floating Island Bath Melt. TDF, y'all. Soooooo soft. You gotta try it.

Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Bar (Peanut)
So, my mother-in-law is the woman that is prepared for any situation. When we met in California for vacation last month, she came prepared to feed and take care of an army. In her bag (read: 8 bags) of tricks, she had some of these Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Bars. God love her for bringing these and keeping my kids happy at Disney Land. Love that woman.

Now, I'm not a peanut butter girl and I am SURE not a nuts fan, but I LOVE these things. It tastes similar to a Scotcharoo a little bit but only better for you and no chocolate. I can't explain it. They're just awesome. I bought 2 boxes at Costco last week lest they stop carrying them between now and refill day.

Starbucks Customizable Cold Cup with Straw
Stop it right now. I love this thing. I got the double-extra-grande-venti sized cup (or 24 ounces for those of you that aren't down with the 'bux lingo) for my water and I use it every day. The straw won't come out the top when my kids pull on it. It doesn't condensate down the sides because it's double lined.
oh Starbucks, i love your clean marketing and the fact that you're on every corner in this city I now live in.

Soma Vanishing Edge Panties (...nope, can't even write that word without feeling gross) Underwear
Soma. Why did I not shop here before this year? WHY? Is it strange that I'm telling you what kind of underwear I wear? Probably, but I don't even care. They're amazing.

They don't ride (seriously, they don't) and they don't show lines (seriously, they don't).

 Yep. Go buy some. They're like buy 3, get 2 free every day. The bikini style is my fave with the hipsters close behind (no pun intended).

Project Life Honey Edition
Shut your mouth, how cute is this kit?

I die of cuteness. I think this is the one I'm most excited about for this year's releases!!! Run over to AC Digitals and get ya some of this kit.

So that's all I've got. Any of you tried any of these things? Anybody have anything that they can't stop talking about and using lately? Love to hear it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: July 12 of 12

Do you guys do this: Finish a page and tell yourself you're done but you know there's just something "not right" about it?

I do and 99% of the time, I go back and redo these types of pages or I add something once I've had time to walk away from it.

This is one of those types of pages for me. It's like there's something missing or it's just not in the right order. I am posting it now, but chances are good, it will look different before I print this book.

I did the same with my Project Life title page. I went back a couple of months ago and changed a few things and I finally feel like it's complete. I'll post the before and after in a post coming up.

Here's my July 12 of 12 layout. Something's just not right about it. What is it? Too much of something? Not enough of another? My eye doesn't like the position of the photo strip but I was having a hard time balancing the page with it anywhere else. Maybe it's just that I had a bad attitude on the 12th so the pictures aren't my favorite. Not sure.

Left side close-up

Right side close-up
Close-up on the timeline journaling I'm doing for each of my 12 of 12 layouts

Monday, May 28, 2012

Week in the Life Book: Complete, Part 1

I'm really, really happy with how this project came out. I'm so glad I did it. I can't believe how much work it was, but now that I can step back and see the completed project, I am so glad I took it on. My girls are gonna dig this someday when they're knee-deep in toddler toys and vomit and they think, "how in the hell did my mom do this with twins." Yea, that's right. One day they will appreciate the work just like I did my mom.

So, I did a total of 6 pages per day (3 2-page spreads per day). I also did my journaling in the form of lists with the exception of the story I included at the end of each day. Each day I kept track of our timeline, what we ate, how I was feeling throughout the day, what I was thankful for, what was awesome and what sucked (just keepin' it real).

I kept the layout pretty simple and didn't add a lot of "extras" like I have been doing for Project Life. A few little brushes, an overlay and a paint splatter here and there.

So, here are the first 3 days of my Week in the Life album:

Pages 1 & 2

Close-up on the first page (this is pretty much what our top rack always looks like)

Close-up on page 2

Pages 3 & 4

Close-up on page 3

Close up on page 4

pages 5 & 6

Close-up on page 5

Close-up on page 6
pages 7 & 8

Close-up on page 7

Close-up on page 8

pages 9 & 10

Close-up on page 9

Close-up on page 10

pages 11 & 12

Close-up on page 11

Close-up on page 12
pages 13 & 14

Close up on page 13

Close-up on page 14

Pages 15 & 16

Close-up on page 15

Close-up on page 16

pages 19 & 20

Close-up on page 17

Close-up on page 18