So...keeping with the topic we've been discussing lately---hip, modest fashion. What do you guys think of this look?
Friday, October 30, 2009
And by the way...those of you who know me very well know that the title of this post is totally untrue. I will be baking again in no time....probably as soon as the pumpkin pie bites are all eaten. :o)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I've done this same post before, but I can't resist doing it again today since Origins is running this amazing special again.
TODAY ONLY you get free shipping with ANY order (no matter what amount) AND you get 2 free travel items of your choice!
Now let me tell you WHAT to order!
This little bottle is pure magic! It's called Peace of Mind: On the spot relief and it really is just that.
I remember a couple of years ago when one of my girlfriends was trying to talk me into trying it while I had a bad tension headache. I'm such a non-believer of the whole nature-earthy-essential oils stuff...I was pretty sceptical. So she took me in the store (we were at the mall shopping at the time) and asked to use their tester. She put a tiny dab of this stuff at the base of my neck and watched the magic work. Within minutes I had a cold tingly sensation at that spot and I started feeling the tension melt away.
I also get a really tight "cramp" in my left shoulder sometimes after being on the computer for a long while. I just rub a dot of this into that muscle and WHA-LAH...gone!
I know it sounds ridiculous....but I PROMISE you, it works. You can also rub it on your temples.
Anyway, the best thing is that it only costs $10. It is a small bottle...but guess what? I am STILL using that bottle I bought that day almost 2 years ago! When you press down to get a "dab" only a teensy bit comes out--and that is ALL you need to do the trick.
So to recap, for today only, you can click on this link to go to the Origins website and order anything you want, get free shipping AND get 2 free travel-sized items of your choice. Not a bad deal for not even having to leave your computer chair!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"Are you done with your work mom?" (says Grant)
"No" (says I)
"Then why are you looking at those pictures on your computer?" (says Grant)
"Ooops! I guess I'll get back to work!" (says I)
Geee...I can't get away with anything these days! :o)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday night Matt and I went to the Aaron Shust/Chris Sligh concert. I had went and gotten my hair (roots) colored earlier in the day and picked the kids up from school and took them to lunch, so I had thrown on something 'decent.' I decided it looked okay enough for the concert so I didn't change...but when I asked Matt if I looked alright, he replied, "yah, you look like you belong in highschool." I was like "really??" and he said, "yah, but that's how you always dress. Isn't that what you want?"
Yes, I want to look young and hip...but NO, I do not want to look like a 31 year old woman who is trying to come across as 17.
Then after church on Sunday we went to Khol's to try to find me some "grown up" church clothes. YUK! It was like--I could shop in the Juniors section (where I usually shop) and look like a high-schooler...OR...I could shop in the Women's section (where my mom shops) and look like a GRANDMA. Do people still wear pantyhose? If not, what do you wear with skirts in the winter? Surely not bare, white leg...???
I am having a hard time figuring out where the line is between cute and hip and too young.
Boots with the fur?
Skinny leg jeans?
What do ya'll think?
I've always thought that as long as my clothes are modest and cover everything...who CARES how young or old they look...but maybe I'm wrong.
I know I've seen older women that should DEFINITELY not be wearing short jean skirts with boots up to their knees and long straight hair. They have wrinkles and saggy skin and just look like they are in denial that they are in their 60's. I don't want to be one of them. I need a clothing consultant to take me shopping and show me how to dress fashionably and hip and not look like an American Eagle Ad.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Give your 5-year-old son a bottle of cologne and let him spill it ALL over the carpet. Man it smells like a YUMMY MAN in my house! :o)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This morning while I was washing the breakfast dishes, Grant asked me, "Mommy, what would you do if I died?" His question caught me off guard a bit but I answered, "I would cry and cry and cry and then do a whole bunch of praying."
He replied, "You would be sad but one thing you should be happy about--I'll get to be with Jesus!"
Such wisdom in that. While I NEVER want to think of what life would be like with one of my children gone, there are plenty of parents out there who ARE dealing with that. How do they get through it? By knowing Heaven is the Face!
Many of you, if not all, heard the horrendous story of Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter being run over by his own son's car in their driveway last year. (Click here to read story) It broke my heart in so many ways. I even had a time of questioning God...."HOW could this have happened? Especially to a Christian?" Thankfully God is showing me (in his Word) the answer to that and many other questions.
Anyway, yesterday for the first time I heard Steven Curtis Chapman's newest song called "Heaven is the Face" and wow! Wow! THAT is how a person goes on after losing a child. I encourage you to take a minute (grab a tissue) and listen to this song. It's good to have our hearts break for the things that matter...for the things that also break God's heart!
Click HERE to listen!
I know, I'm totally a NUT for thinking like this...but I can't help it. I looked back over all the many posts and pictures I put up yesterday and I realized that I didn't put a single picture of Matt on here. So...in honor of my absoultely hunky hubby who I adore more and more every day that I'm married to him, here are some pics of him from the past month!
(ha ha...the only pictures I could find were the ones from when he took Grant hunting (that are already posted) and these from work outs).
What can I say?---if you're not sportin' guns that look like this, you really should treat yourself to 90 days of P90X and let me coach you!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I whipped these together this afternoon for the kids to give to their teachers. It took about 5 minutes. So cute, so easy and sooooo yummy! Ingredients: Candy Corn, Peanuts, frosting baggie, ribbon, tag.
Very Cool: The Carson & Barnes Circus came to our little town!