Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Z best thing...

I don't know how it happens, because I don't consider myself a big make-up girl, but my make-up drawer seems to slowly fill with various compacts of various powders and cream products that I rarely use, mostly because I don't know what I have!  I never stop at the make-up counters or the make-up aisles, yet through various gifts with purchase and from friends I have lots of loose items.

The problem with a lot of compacts is that their cases are solid, so you can't see what's inside without opening, and for the most part they are not customizable -- if you're anything like me you favor a shadow here with a shadow there, and if you're traveling you have to take a bunch of loose items to have your favorite colors on hand.  I was tired of the clutter and thought there must be a more efficient way to manage all my products.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Keep on blowing...

So this morning I was about half done blow drying my hair when my hair dryer just completely died.  It wasn't even very old, and I was running it on the low setting, but it just stopped. So I had to pull out my little compact travel dryer just to make myself presentable for work, and now I need a new dryer. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

5 pounds slimmer in a instant....

Just stand up straight!!  Seriously, this is one of the easiest ways to have a noticeable positive impact on your appearance, and how your clothes fit, and how you feel about yourself.  Slouching is actually a pet-peeve of mine, and I want to tell everyone I see to just stand up tall and straight.

Imagine if she was hunched over.
Sexy? I think not.
Now, most of us do not look like supermodels. And granted, even if a supermodel slouched, she likely wouldn't have a poochy belly or saggy breasts anyway.  But the point is, she wouldn't look like a model, and her clothes wouldn't look their best. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

And it begins...

I hope everyone had a fun and filling Thanksgiving. Mine was basically like a 3 day long meal: Thanksgiving Day with my family, Friday with my in-laws, and Saturday with my girlfriends and their families. And yes, we had a turkey meal with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean dish and pumpkin pies each of those days.  I'm starting to forget what other food tastes like. And of course our fridge is full of left overs now, even though we didn't host any of those gatherings.  Phew.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

We should be thankful every day, but its good to have a day to remind us to stop and think about all our blessings and everything we probably take for granted on a daily basis.

I hope whatever you do today and whomever you're with that it's a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Quick post-gym hair...

We all know that we're supposed to get 30 minutes of exercise a day for our health.  According to the month's Health magazine, a recent study found that people who were most fit in midlife fended off heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's longer (I read that stat to my husband and laughed: they did a study on that? I thought it was common knowledge?)  I was blessed with good genetics in that I have never had a problem with my weight (fast metabolism), but I know as every day passes I get older and things are slowing down and becoming less tone. I think it's easier to maintain than to have to build.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wedding wonderful...

So I've been MIA for a couple weeks. Sorry about that!  First my husband hurt his back and was temporarily handicapped so that threw my days off.  Then I got some flu-like illness that had me stuck in bed for a couple days.  But then something good happened: one of my best girlfriends whom I've known since 6th grade got married this weekend.  It was a beautiful event, but it was pretty much a DIY wedding, with most every element gifted by her loving and talented friends.  I wish I had photos to share, but I was so busy acting as a co-coordinator, I didn't have my camera around to snap any.  I'm going to try to get some from friends and post later.  Until then, to give an idea, here are some of the images she had used for inspiration for the event (thanks to Pinterest):