My new fave mascara.

You’ve probably gathered that I’m no fashionista.
Having 3 men under my supervision has depleted any time I have to play dress up, curl my hair or doll myself up everyday.
The one thing I am particular about is makeup. I look like the walking dead without it.
If it’s just a quick trip to the store I might gamble and think I can go incognito with just a hat but I always seem to run in to someone and regret that decision.
I can’t live without my foundation…not a lot…just to even out my tone…never leave home without it.

The latest makeup craze…it’s all about the eyelashes. Some look great but some are just way too fake for my liking.
I’ve considered eyelash extensions but let’s face it…I’m lazy, would miss my next appt, then have tini-broken lashes.
I was recently invited to a makeup party and was introduced to my new favorite mascara.
It’s called 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique and it’s pretty awesome.
Here’s how my lashes normally look with my grocery store mascara (major airbrushing included):

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Check out the difference with the 3D Fiber Lashes:

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The 3DFiber Lashes comes with two applicators…


You first apply the Transplanting Gel (which is pretty much black mascara).  Next you apply the Natural Fibers (which is fibers made from green tea).  Last, you apply one more coat of the Transplanting Gel.  Voila!  Super long, super thick lashes.  No, like they made a SERIOUS difference.

I’m not making any money by plugging Younique…I’m just in love with this stuff people and I wanted to share it with you.  I am hosting an online party with my new friend Brooke who writes the popular blog: Mom Explores Michigan who also fell so in love with it that she is now selling it.
You buy, I get mascara.
So buy away, but no pressure (maybe just a little). :)

Go here to see more.

I heart NY.

I was finally able to fulfill one of my life long dreams of visiting New York City this past month and I did it with the ZINK hAppy team to talk crafting, printers and bui-ness. Crafting aside, I have had an infatuation with New York City from the time I was a little girl.  The minute I stepped off the plane I was star-struck.  It was like meeting a celebrity for the first time…I did far too much big-eyed, OH-MY-GOSH, flapping-hands.  As much as I tried to play it cool and act like I was a native New Yorker it was so obvious I was just an annoying tourist.  Seriously, I couldn’t take enough obnoxious selfies in front of everyday, New York-y things like taxi cabs, steaming sewers and landmark 5th Ave stores that I couldn’t afford to shop in.  Half way through the trip I was starting to get on my own nerves about how pathetic I was probably acting but I just couldn’t help it.  Get a load of this ah-mazing city!

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I’ll be back NYC…I’ll be back.

A huge thanks to the wonderful ZINK hAppy team,
Leslie and Amanda,
Tanya Memme from Sell This House,
and the wonderful blogging team:
Becky at U Create Crafts,
Carmel at Our Fifth House,
Jeana at Surf and Sunshine,
Jennifer at Makobi Scribe,
Stephanie at Somewhat Simple.

Charging station options.

This is becoming a problem…


I realize this picture looks like a plea for an electronics intervention.  I feel a real need to explain myself but it’s really not what you think.  Two of those I-pod clunkers have been deemed for use on long vacation car rides only and the other phone is being phased out since I got my new Windows phone.  The other two phones…are…um…well…  all right, ALL RIGHT, bring on the intervention!

In the meantime, I’m searching for a way to tame the cords.

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Do you have a charging station that you care to share? I’m shopping.

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