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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    Monday, May 7, 2018

    I use sunless tanner all year - it gives nice color and many times SPF protection - something I was not good about as a teenager!  This is what I have been using lately:
    This has broad spectrum SPF 20 and is oil free.
    L'Oreal is a nice serum that is quick to dry but there is no sunscreen. The label states it is long-lasting but I exfoliate so frequently I could not tell.
    Do you have a favorite or trying something new?  Any recommendations?

    Estee Lauder has summer palettes ready for a beautiful season!  I got this with my Ulta 20% off - I think this is perfect for all summer and everything you need in a small compact that has a mirror.
    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess ~ The Summer Look Palette
    I love these summery colors - the blush & highlighter are just right for fair skin.  The 6 shadows are silky smooth and not too powdery.  The darker colors are great for the crease or dampen a brush and use as an eye liner. There is a slight Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent in the compact and it is lovely - a reminder not to forget to add fragrance before you go out the door!
    I just might need to add a back-up!

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    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Every morning should start with mocha cappuccino ~

    I love everything about this huge palette from Estee Lauder!
    42 different shades which are perfect for all year.  The bronzers are light enough for fair skin without being too shimmery.
    I should save this as a gift but I know I will keep this for myself!
                                            These are the colors that are included:
    30 Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadows in shades Pink Mink 1, Provocative Petal 2, Untamed Teal 1, Fierce Safari 1, Currant Desire 3, Defiant Nude 3, Emerald Envy, Envious Orchid 4, Fiery Saffron 3, Brash Bronze, Currant Desire 5, Amber Intrigue, Ivory Power 5, Savage Storm 5, Defiant Nude 5, Provocative Petal 1, Savage Storm 1, Dark Ego 1, Cheeky Pink, Unrivaled, Steel Nerve, Vain Violet, Naked Gold, Blue Fury, Currant Desire 4, Decadent Copper, Savage Storm 4, Envious Orchid 5, Rebel Me

     6 Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lip Colors in shades Insatiable Ivory, Dominant, Vengeful Red, Insolent Plum, Irresistible and Powerful

     4 Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blushes in shades Luminizer (limited edition), Peach Passion, Pink Tease and Sculpting Bronzer (limited edition)

     2 Limited Edition All Over Shimmers in shades All Over Shimmer and Bronze Shimmer
    Have you gotten this yet ~ what do you think?

    Since it is a rainy day I am making tuna salad for lunch.  Always keep individual packs of tuna in the pantry in case of bad weather.  Tornado season is already happening in the South and if the electricity goes out you have something easy on hand.
    Also buy or make trail mix to keep around - kids like it and no refrigeration required. When the weather is scary children need something familiar.


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    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    I really like argan oil/butters for dry skin.  I truly battle it all winter and most lotions do not help.  This travel size of body butter is convenient and has a delicate scent - it would not clash with perfume.

    When I wash my hair but plan to stay home I still need a little lift for my straight hair.
    Matrix Airy Builder does a good job for a casual look.  It gives a soft texture without stiffness.
    This is a dry texture spray in a mousse form - so no white residue.

    Ok, this needs to come to my house!
    Bronze Goddess Summer Waves Salt Spray
     Bronze Goddess - Summer Waves Salt Spray for Hair
    I can only find this in Europe so EL needs to get this to the USA ~ I'm waiting .....

    Refresh canned applesauce with cinnamon, cloves and/or allspice.  It gives a delicate extra flavor and it is good for you - it definitely encourages me to eat more fruit!
    Especially since I had french toast for breakfast!

    My gang loves chili and this was super easy and made on the stove top.
    1/2 lb of ground meat cooked with small onion
    1 can chili beans
    1 small onion minced
    1 can tomato sauce & 1 can petite diced tomatoes
    1 can pinto beans (use whatever beans you like)
    2tsp cumin
    1TBS chili powder
    2tsp oregano
    1TBS Garlic powder &
    1TBS Worcester sauce (I add more)
    salt & pepper to taste
    Cook all ingredients together & let simmer until thickened
    I served this with garlic cheese bread &use sour cream & shredded cheese as my toppings.

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