Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I finally got another subscription to BirchBox.  It has been far too long since I have received those awesome little boxes in the mail each month full of goodies.  

I was so happy to see this cardboard beauty in my mailbox.
  The first product I tried was the Divine Legs by Caudalie. The full size version of this product retails for $38. It's a tinted lotion that "imparts firmness, moisture, and a beachy glow-plus it won't rub off."
 First of all, this stuff does not smell good AT ALL! I'm super pasty white so even with all the "circular motions" that is tell you to use while applying, it did not "blend in seamlessly." It also rubbed off in chunks. Not a product I would recommend for pasty girls like me but maybe someone a little darker it could work on. As for the smell...maybe spray some body mist on after you use it. 

Purminerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 retails full size for $38
 I'm pale and this stuff actually worked great with my skin color in the light shade. It wasn't too thick for me which is usually a problem. I don't like feeling like I'm caked in makeup and this stuff is really super light. I might consider buying this in the full size version soon. 

Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face by Coola retails for $32 in a full size.
The BirchBox Bobby Pins come in a set of six for $5. 
This CC Cream I have yet to try out but it smells amazing! The Bobby Pins are an awesome park this month. They're a lot bigger than regular bobby pins which is nice for all the hair that I have now a days. They're pretty too so that is a perk. They're really light and show up great in my dark hair. 

 Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect retails for $32 in a full sized bottle.
 It's been a while since I have actually used a hair dryer so I have yet to try this product out just yet. 

Under the Weather

I have been sick... I mean like laid in bed for five days straight sick. It has sucked and today I am finally feeling somewhat human again. I have had this horrible cough and a terrible head cold for the last two weeks. I has been awful. Today is the first day that I have been out of the house for more than 30 min in 7 days. It has been completely miserable.

This week the animals have not left my side at all. 
I've been in the bathroom a lot trying to create a mini sauna at home with the steam from the shower and I've been laying the the tub a lot trying to get my muscles to quit hurting.  I also wore in the couch and my side of the bed.

Zoe was a little sweety and slept next to the tub while I bathed. 
 Groucho joined the next day when I started using my cough meds. I laid in the tub and watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I love that movie. Groucho couldn't help but watch too.
 This is one of my favorite quotes from the movie "Too weird to live, to rare to  die."
Derek makes fun of me because I always use the subtitles when I watch movies by myself.
 I was coughing so hard that it was giving me a horrible headache. I've been trying not to do the cough medicine very much so I made a mini sauna in the bathroom with Groucho on Sunday. He must have been cold because he jumped up in my lap and sat there for a good 30 minuets with me.
 I love how dignified he looks.
 This picture was from yesterday. I felt so defeated. I tried to go to work but it just wasn't happening. I drove myself but wound up having to pull over because I got light headed. Groucho is such a good cat. He's always by my side.

Last week while I was still only mildly not feeling well we went to Home Comers. We went and ate Chinese food at Golden Gate and then headed up to Main Street.

 Stratton had a blast, as always, on the motor cars. He is such a ladies man...he saw the bike that had the girls on it and went straight for that one.

 I saw a friend of mine there with her little girl Kendall so Stratton of course had to ride around a few times with her. She has grown up so much in the last couple of years!

 I didn't feel great but I'm so glad we all went when we did. It rained another night and then I started feeling crappy the next few days. Even here I look like I don't feel that great.
 Stratton liked sitting in the army truck. He saluted me of course.
 He asked the guys that were there in uniform where the machine guns were.
 I was so proud of Stratton for going down this slide. He is scared to death of heights and the stairs were pretty freakin scary even for me. He went down it three times though! The first two he did by himself and the third time I went down with him. It was so much fun! Even for a 26 year old!
 This was one ride I did not think he was going to like since it was one that went up high. But he loved it. He thought it was so much fun.

 He did the spinning apple ride by himself and Derek and I thought for sure he was not going to like it because there were some older kids in the apple with him. They started spinning it pretty fast so Derek and I got a little worried but every turn that it made we could see him and he had a huge smile on his face. He loved it!

The water boat ride was super disappointing for Stratton. He was mad because the gun on the front of it didn't work. Haha. Of course!
 Before we left we had to get a corn dog of course. Those things are SO good. I can't wait until the SEMO fair to come now so I can get some more fried goodies!

For the last year I have been working on a website for a Christian clothing company called LilyWhite. Designs. The two girls that run it are simply amazing people. Jordan is the main owner and operator of the company and has been so patient with me trying to get everything up and going for her. As a thank you for finally getting the site up and going she sent me a thank you box. It was full of the most awesome smelling and tasting stuff. The bad is one that she made! How cool is that? She also sent me some home made preservative, home made chapstick, some body butter, home made soap, and B&N gift card. All of which are perfect for me. I love the bag so much that I dumped all the contents from my old purse into this one. Thank you so much Jordan for being such a great friend and for letting me make this beautiful website for you. 

Check out the website HERE!

Stratton and I made a trip to Kaleidoscoop last week too. They have new owners now. The owners may be new but the ice cream is still just as good!