Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The cataract surgery went well and things are so much clearer now.  I have the 2nd surgery next week and I will be glad to have it behind me.

We survived the hurricane and everything is still standing.  The grands were here for a week and may not go back to school until next week.
It is good to keep easy things for kids to eat = crackers, trail mix, individual packs of juice, hot dogs which can be cooked on the grill - it is best to be prepared.  I also add new crayons & coloring books and make sure their tablets are powered - up.  I wish the best to everyone affected by the monster.

Here are some beauties I ordered from Tarte:
 I got Spellbound Glow highlighter - Blush & Glow in rose gold and Double Duty Beauty eye shadows. I don't really need more highlighter so I might let this go.  The eye shadows have more glitter than I use but some of the colors are irresistible! Collecting seems to be my new hobby!

I absolutely love fall - do you have your wreath up ?
My fall wreath seems to give the door a fresh look.  I am very tired of 90 deg days!

I tried a recipe that is supposed to be simple macaroni & cheese in the crock pot - you don't even have to boil the pasta.
It took much longer than stated and the taste was not as creamy as my gang likes.  I never add new recipes for the first time for holiday dinners - so this is out the door!  I am trying to get Thanksgiving in my mind so I can plan ahead - cataract surgery next week is throwing me off.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Happy weekend everyone ~  I wanted to do a quick post before cataract surgery this week.  I am definitely nervous about this but everyone I have spoke with has been happy with the results.  It has been very difficult  to see anything even with magnifiers so I hope all goes well.

Since this was my birthday month  I tried a new scent that I love in a lotion.
  Euphoria by Calvin Klein is luxurious deep & floral.  But I went to a dept store for the fragrance and it was very different -  it did not seem similar to the lotion at all so I passed on  the perfume - but I would definitely buy the lotion again.


When I can see in  a week I will share some some of my other birthday treats.
Be well and let's celebrate the coming of fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer.
Unfortunately I have fallen and broke some bones including some on my
right side and I am righ-handed!
I will be back soon and share some of the birthday goodies I received.
Stay well!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I do love this newer fragrance from Nest ~ Black Tulip
It is dark and floral and can easily smell  plum, pink pepper, black amber and  Japanese violet.
Others have noted it is similar to  Lancome's "La Vie Est Belle, though I find Tulip is mysteriously darker.  Wish it lasted a little longer but I am happy to apply more!
It is worth every penny!

Sorry to be so long posting - dr appts & tests have kept me busy and exhausted.  So rather than fiddle with make up I have been using self tanner.  Some of these even have spf so that is a bonus!

I had bananas that needed to be used up so banana bread was in order.  I always add nuts to mine and I prefer pecans - they have a sweeter taste.

I baked this in a bundt pan which makes it easy to slice & freeze a portion if you want.
  • 3 12 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar (I use 1 cup of brown sugar)
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice (opt)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 23 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
Hope you are well and enjoying summer!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ulta is having 20% off so it is a good time to stock up on the essentials.  I am not too crazy for summer stuff and wait patiently for the lovely fall/winter palettes which will be coming out in the next couple of months.  So these are the basics I got with my 20% discount:
Physicians Formula Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum
Physicians Formula




Qty: 1
$23.00

Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover Towelettes Twin Pack
Neutrogena

BECCA Beauty Break! FREE 4 Pc Becca Cashmere Gift with any $50 online purchase Color Cashmere (cool beige w/ golden undertones)
BECCA

Of course as soon as I hit the send button I can think of a bunch of other items I should have added - but I suspect there will be another 20% disc during Aug/Sept - I'll be ready!!
Did you treat yourself to something?


Brownie Recipe
My gang was wanting brownies but a migraine was coming on so I wanted to make some before the storm starts.  For these occasions I keep mixes on hand but you can easily make them special.
 Make the mix up as stated on the box and proceed to add things your family likes: for us it is extra choc chips, walnuts or pecans and mini candy bars cut up - certainly add marshmallows and any other favorites you have.  We like our brownies to be cake-like but if you like the gooey stuff just bake for a shorter time.
So even if I am not present my loved ones know I was thinking about them and when I am better I can have a brownie too!

 I like my brownie warmed and then add cookies with ice cream.
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

I love the athletic wear trend.  It is comfortable for everyone and especially those of us with chronic pain disorders.  We look pulled together without being uncomfortable.  I have this jacket in about every color they made:
This is tried & true dressing.  I can depend on these pieces all year and there are colors for every season.

Chipolte and Ranch dressing/sauce
With the terrible heat we are having it is time for delicious flavors that do not heat up  the kitchen.
This is a wonderful sauce or dressing that you can make from scratch or buy bottled.  If you buy the bottled version you can amp up the freshness by adding some parsley, garlic powder and paprika - any flavors that your family likes.
  • 1/4 Himalayan/pink salt
  • 1TBs chipotle powder
Mix all together and let refrigerate overnight.

As a daily migraineur (we are a rare breed but we exist) I feel the need to educate people as much as possible about the condition.  These terms may be helpful.  Sometimes little grandson will tell me his head "hurts" and I almost pass out for fear he will inherit this condition.
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Be well my darlings.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

I love mules and they are perfect for spring & summer.
I love the detail on this shoe - I also bought this in black.  They are very comfortable.

Macy's had a 15% off beauty event so I ordered another Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent.  It is a wonderful summery scent that I buy every year.
They included this free box of trial sizes of EL products - a great way to try new items before investing in a full size.
Included was (from left to right): Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules, Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex - (on top) Perfectly Clean Multi Action Foam Cleanser, Pure Color Envy Lash Mascara.  These sizes are perfect for travel.

Time for lemonade sangria! The heat has arrived in the South!  I used a chardonnay but I might try a moscata next time.
 Moscato is known as a dessert wine and has a low level of alcohol.
Add fruit that you like~apples, lemon & limes ~ I love the crystal cut pattern on this pitcher and have several of them.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

 Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Self Tanning Body Butter in French Vanilla looks like chocolate pudding!  Wish it smelled that way!
 I use surgical gloves to protect my manicure.  This product is very moisturizing and sinks in & dries quickly- really no rub-off on my clothes.  Now the scent could have been better but it subsides fast so I can live with it.  I will buy this again as it does give a true looking tan color to the skin and softens at the same time.

Since summer is almost here (already a 90deg day in the South!) time to get out some of the southwest style jewelry - it may need to be 'touched up' !!
I keep the silver jewelry in this tarnish resistant lined armoire. You are so nice - you will pretend not to see the boxes on the floor - it's been a busy week!!

The azaleas are gorgeous but they have to be moved for a new driveway - I don't think they can be saved.  They just seem to make Spring official.

With summer & holidays coming up, you need snacks you can keep in the freezer and this is perfect!
Savory Rosemary Mixed Nuts 
                                     Ingredients
  • 2 ½ Cups Mixed Nuts (whatever kind you like)
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 1 heaping TBS Fresh Rosemary – finely chopped
  • 1 TBS Light Brown Sugar
  •  2 tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional or use less)
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • ¼ tsp fresh Black Pepper  
  • * I also add a couple of tsps of organic seasoning / herbes de provence and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
    *Don't be afraid to add spices your family likes ~ oregano, thyme, chili powder
    Mix everything together and bake in 325 oven for about 10-12 mins.  Ok, these rarely make it to the freezer around here but it is an excuse to make another batch!
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