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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fashion



Hey Everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today I am going to talk about several different styles. I have been getting into the fashion mood because in November I am going to do some serious shopping... I have been slowly giving my clothes to my niece. Now her closet is full clothes and mine has depleted. I am so excited to do the major shopping with my sister. I will be going to Nevada for 2 and half weeks. It will be filled with sister time, shopping, pampering, and more. So for now I am looking on the internet,  in fashion books, and magazines for fashion inspiration. 


The book that I have looked through and loved:







 Seventeen presents.... 500 Style Tips (What to Wear for School, Weekends, Parties, and more!)
This book is great for women of all ages. But is very helpful for teenagers. 

Some of the style tips I like:
#11 Super Skinny Jeans, looks great under longer tops so you show off your shape without revealing to much
#8 a menswear vest, gets a softer look with a fitted top and a jeweled pendant
#31 A bold-colored trench, is the perfect pop of color for a gray, rainy day
#214 A t-shirt and jeans can still make a statement if the tee is oversized and printed


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday




Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I love Teaser Tuesdays. I love to show people the book  I am reading but also to look at other bloggers finds. There is always a wide range of  book finds.... Now to reveal my current book....


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling


"'Oh, these people's minds work in strange ways, Petunia, they're not like you and me,' said Uncle Vernon, trying to knock in a nail with the piece of fruit cake Aunt Petunia had just brought him."
pg 49

"Hermione wasn't going to give up that easily. She followed Ron through the portrait hole, hissing at them like an angry goose."
pg 122

I have seen most of the movies and now I want to read the books so I can see how much of a difference they are. I usually read the books before the movies, but when you work with kids who love the Harry Potter movies, it is hard not to get sucked into watching it with them. 

What is your Teaser of the day????




Monday, July 23, 2012

Your Weekly Dose of Cooking

Hi Everyone! I am hoping that I start up my full time job soon. They are supposed to be back from California this week. So we shall see...  Anyways I have been trying new recipes.  I have been wanting to make a delicious homemade broth. I have made chicken broth in the past but it always tasted watery. This recipe I found on Food Network's website. It turned out really delicious.  I hope that you enjoy this recipe as well. 


Chicken Broth


Ingredients:
1 (4 pound) chicken, whole
1 medium onion, peeled and quarted
2 medium carrots, quarter
2 stalks celery, quarted
1 leek, dark top only
 medium parsnip, peeled and quartered, optional
3 generous sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
3 generous sprigs flat-leaf parsley
1 bay leaf
About 4 quarts of water 




Directions:


  1. Combine the chicken, vegetables, herbs, and peppercorns in a large stockpot. Pour in enough water to just cover the chicken completely. 
  2. Heat the water to just under a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a very low simmer, so that 1 or 2 bubbles break the surface of the broth about once a minute. 
  3. Skim any fat and scum from the surface with a ladle, large spoon, or skimmer. (To prevent losing a lot of stock when skimming, put the skimmed liquid into a degreasing cup, and return any useable broth back to the pot.) 
  4. Cook for about 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through but not dry.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pot, but continue to summer the broth. Cool the chicken for about 10 minutes. Cut the chicken meat from the bone, and reserve for a chicken salad, soup, or other recipe. Return the bones to the pot and cook for another 1 hour. 
  6. Strain into a non reactive container, like another pot, a large bowl, or plastic or pint containers. Fill the sink with a mixture of ice and cold water so it comes about halfway up the sides of the container. 
  7. Nestle the container with the hot broth in the ice bath. (stirring the broth speeds up the cooling process.)
  8. Cover and refrigerate or freeze the broth for future use. Broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If the broth is unused after 5 days bring to a boil before using. 

I used some of the chicken in a chicken salad and the other half for the chicken soup. 


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Diva Has Spoken

OMG EVERYONE!!! I have been on the cleaning train. Tonight my niece is coming over to have a sleep over and then tomorrow Trevor and I are going to spoil her. I am so excited!

So this week I have been rereading some of my all time favorite books. So today you get to have TWO book reviews... I am so excited to reveal these two books. 

Pretense
by Lori Wick

Have you ever bought a book based on solely on its size? Picked it up because it was so thick that you thought it might last you a while, and maybe because the plot sounded a bit interesting? For me it was because I liked that the book was thick! It lasted me two days! I couldn't put it down.

There are three main characters. Marrell, Mackenzie Rose, and Delancey Joy. 

Marrell Bishop:
Marrell is the mother of Mackenzie Rose and Delancey Joy, She was an Army wife who was married to Paul, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. However, when he dies in a car accident her entire perfect life is turned upside down. She must get a job and provide for her daughters, while coming to terms with a God that she's only starting to know, that let her heart be broken by letting her husband die. 

Mackenzie Rose: 
The oldest daughter, "Micki" is the more introverted of the two, the more complacent and less likely to fight back. She joins the army, following in the footsteps of her father for a while, but finds she is good at writing.

Delancey Joy:
"DJ" is a little younger than Micki but as sisters go, they fight less than most and get along in general. She's the more "popular" of the two, more extroverted and a bit wilder. She is also a gifted artist and, after trying to join the army, finds herself attending art schools to develop her talent.

This novel follows the lives of the Bishop family and the people the come across. Marrell and her husband Paul find God soon before Paul's death. Micki and DJ have a hard time accepting a God  that would let them down and as a result, stay far away. But no mater how far they may stray, they have their mother constantly praying for them.

This story is basically about people's quests for God. This novel is also about family and how some bonds last throughout the years and the different ordeals. 

Well, I can honestly say I could NOT put this book down! I was drawn in to the lives of these people... the Bishop family from the start has  this beautiful relationship that I wish my family had. Wick uses a great amount of details in every scene- painting a clear picture in my mind so that I could imagine each character, their actions, and their thoughts. Also, their lives are really interesting and I found myself drawn in, I like I get when I watch one of my shows. DJ and Micki travel the world at times, they write/illustrate books and meet fantastic people. At every corner there is something new going on, something that kept me captivated and made me want to read more.

Now for the second book. This one is also written by Lori Wick. (She writes some pretty awesome books). And here it is ladies and gentlemen.... 
The Princess
by Lori Wick

The Princess can be described as a modern-day fairy tale for adults. The novel tells the story of Nikolai, a prince the fictitious country of Pendaran, and Shelby, a regular girl chosen to be his wide. Nikolai is a widower who must marry again because the custom of the land  requires that the prince is married by a certain age. Although he still loves his first wife and grieves over her, Nikolai agrees to follow the tradition and marry again. Shelby Parker is a beautiful girl by Nikolai, be he is not ready to love her yet. 
Shelby understands that and she is prepared to wait and give him time. Their marriage starts like a friendship, with separate bedrooms and no intimacy. Slowly, the two strangers get to know and understand each other and eventually fall in love. 

This novel makes me wish I was a princess and what kind of a princess I would be. 

I give both these books 5 ★★★★★

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fashion: Glam Bag

Hey Everyone! How is your Wednesday going? I have the day off so I am enjoying my time cross stitching, blogging, reading, and more. Well today I made a homemade chicken broth. (will give recipe on Monday) It was so delicious. Then after making the broth I made home made chicken soup, (there will also be a recipe on that on Monday. Wow! Monday is going to have a lot of yummy recipes. 


So this week I got my myglam bag. I get so excited to see what is in the bag. Sometimes it has things that I don't normally use and then I give it to people who would enjoy it. So here it is everyone! 


July's Glam Bag.........


This is the July Glam Bag (Beach Beauty)

On-The-Go Facial Towelettes (Yes to Cucumbers)


Hydrating Conditioner (NU ME HydroPunch)

SPF 15 Moisturizer (Juice Beauty Green Apple)

Lip and Cheek Stain (Josie Maran Magic Marker)

Nail Color (Circus by Andrea's Choice)


I gave the nail color to my sister Lindsay. (I get my nails done so I don't have the need to have nail polish). I will definitely be trying everything else. I couldn't believe how much they had packed in the bag. (Not all bags are the same) 

What are your new cosmetics this month?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This weeks teasers is.........................


Pretense
by Lori Wick
genre: Adult, Christian Romance 


"Delancey had no references in the area so Mackenzie wrote out a large check to the new landlady covering first and last month's rent. The check also covered a security deposit that they both suspected was double the norm. The woman was pleased, and Delancey was moved in by the end of the week. She had a bed, one kitchen chair, a desk chair,  and her easel, and was as happy as if  the place were filled with furniture. Doing homework while lying across the bed or on the floor was sure to be interesting, but Delancey didn't care." 
pg 430

"Tucker pulled up to the last house on the street, sure he had misunderstood, but Mackenzie's hand was on the door handle. Tucker bent down to see out Mackenzie's side."
pg 568


This book is one of few I will read over and over again. This book is a thick one. It is 702 pages. I LOVE IT!!!! It makes me laugh and cry. If you are looking for a book that will keep you interested this is the one. What is your all time favorite book that you read over and over again?



Monday, July 16, 2012

Your Weekly Dose of Cooking

 Good Evening Fellow Bloggers and Blog Readers! Today has been a roller coaster of a day. I babysat a sweet little girl all while my back is in inscrutating pain. I don't have medical insurance, not since my ex-husband got out of the military (I do miss those medical benefits, I don't miss him though.) Anyways.... I have been busy with temporary nanny/babysitting positions and relaxing. I have been really working on my cross stitch project (I won't post pictures until it is all done), and I have been reading like there is no tomorrow. Well my good and faithful boyfriend wanted to have homemade macaroni for some time now and I haven't had the energy or time to make it. So since I had some time off I made him some. It was the first time ever, for me, to make it. It turned pretty good. So here it is for you all. My little group of faithful followers.  



This is what my finished product looked like!

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
6 oz. evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
10 oz sharp cheddar, shredded

Directions:
  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to aldente and drain.
  • Return to the pot and melt in the butter. Toss to coat
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard. 
  • Stir into the pasta and add the cheese
  • Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy
This dish was delicious. You could add chili to it or ham. Or serve it with your favorite meat. 





Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Diva Has Spoken

Good morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July last night. Trevor and I stayed in last night... We had a wonderful BBQ. Trevor BBQ steaks and I made garlic mash potatoes and sweet tea. It was a delicious meal. We then watched a couple of movies and played some video games. 


So since I had sometime off from blogging and the next three weeks I have read several books and book series. My sister and I just finished the second book of the Goddess series. (make sure to keep a look out for that review). 


I just finished reading.... 


The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
                                                                 1. Shadowland
                                                                 2. Ninth Key
                                                                 3. Reunion
                                                                 4. Darkest Hour 
                                                                 5. Haunted
                                                                 6. Twilight

Paranormal activities, spirits with unfinished business and ghost whisperers- these concepts fascinate almost everyone.


This series has it all. Ghosts (and some of them are evil too), a mediator with ghost busting moves  who helps spirits cross over to the other side, exorcisms and time travel. Add some teenage drama and a supernatural romance and it's the recipe of a perfect Meg Cabot book.


It's the story of Suze Simon, a mediator who helps ghosts move on by taking care of their unfinished business, fighting with those who are reluctant to cross over. She moves to California to with her new step dad and three step brothers in an ancient house which just happens to have  the ghost of a 150 year old Spanish hottie, Jesse, who was murdered on his way to his wedding with a rich maiden. It doesn't help that Suze falls in love with him. Over the 6 book series Suze deals with ghosts of dead classmates, a 150 year old skeleton in the backyard, the evil spirit of Jesse's fiancee and another mediator who shows her way to travel into the world of the dead and back and forth into time. Suze faces the dilemma of whether to help Jesse cross over into the next phase and lose her love or keep him in the living world and stay in love with a ghost. What eventually happens? I won't reveal that.


Meg Cabot weaves a Scherzade style web of the series finishing each book at the point which will leave you craving for the next. The writing is in the first person and Suze's thoughts are something that teenage girls could relate with, well, except the part where she talks about ghosts or falls in love with one. Cabot also does a great job of establishing how the ghosts work. They've all got something that's holding them back from going to heaven, or hell, or where ever you think people go after they die. These books have a good balance of paranormal, adventure, and romance. It's well balanced, and well planned out. 

I give this series 5 ★★★★★. I totally recommend this series. ~ The Diva has Spoken






Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fashion: Getting Rid of Things

Happy 4th of July! I am so thankful for the men and women who have served and is currently serving. To you I salute you!




So this fashion session is going to be about getting rid of things that are in your closet, drawers, book shelves, and vanity and also organizing.... 


Since deciding that I am making Washington State my state. I noticed my closet was full of clothes that I didn't wear, shrunk in the wash. So I keep going through my closet and giving things to my niece. If I didn't have my niece I would be giving my clothes to Plato's Closet (they are very selective in what they take in and they don't really give you much in return but hey it is some pocket money), and the local thrift store; Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc... or even a garage sale. 


Also to make room for your summer clothes move your winter stuff to the back of the closet or put them in rubber maid containers and put them in the garage. 




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,  Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


This Weeks Teaser is.......

Heist Society
by Ally Carter
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

"In the corner of the room, Hale had strapped himself inside the Sirena Royal and was doing his best imitation of  a World War II fighter pilot, bombing unexpected foes." 
pg. 91

"'We're in,' Angus said into Kat's ear a second later. The kids kept walking, moving through Henley's halls like a tide, but when Kat turned to leave, she walked in the opposite direction. She wasn't an ordinary kid, after all."
pg. 186



Monday, July 2, 2012

Your Weekly Dose of Cooking

So this past week I was job searching, for when my employers are on vacation... no luck so far. So I have decided to put my time into projects, on this blog, and trying to relax. (not sure if I am going to relax though, I can't stand still unless I am asleep.. lol)


Trevor and I have been trying out new recipes and we have been tweaking and perfecting the recipes to our taste buds.  Trevor loves eating chicken breasts (I am not a "breast" person) so I have trying new ways to cook it so I will eat it. Yes I love him that much to cook things I don't necessarily will eat. So here is a recipe that will leave the chicken breasts nice, moist, and juicy. 


Santa Fe Chicken and Rice


Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro, optional


Directions:

  • In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. 
  • Add broth and salsa; bring to a boil
  • Stir in the rice and garlic powder
  • Place chicken over rice; cook and simmer for 10 minutes
  •  Turn chicken over; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat
  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro if desired
Makes 2 serving



Monday, June 25, 2012

Your Weekly Dose of Cooking

This past weekend was filled with Thrift Store finds, Garage sale items, and fun times with family. I have finally gotten my boyfriend into the spirit of going to thrift stores and garage sales. We have gotten a lot of fines (which I will be sharing with you this week). 





My boyfriend also made a delicious dipping sauce/dressing for a veggie platter. It would also taste good with fish. 


It is called....

Dill Dip

Ingredients 
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp dill weed
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp minced onion 
1 dash garlic powder

Directions
  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Ready to eat immediately, but tastes best after setting about an hour to let spices mingle. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

DIY: Cross Stitching



So this past week I went to a store called Hobby Lobby. I never knew it existed. I thought it was a made up store in books. I have been going to several different Michael's and Joanne's and they had diddly squat for cross stitch projects and ended up with nothing. Not a lot of selections or what I was looking for. So walked out of several stores empty handed. Hobby Lobby is now my favorite store for craft stuff. They had lots of selections and even had ones on sale. I got three different ones for under $20. I am love bargain hunting. Next week will be me showing the one I have chosen to work on first. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Diva Has Spoken


Magic Study
Maria V. Snyder
Study Series #2
Genre: Fantasy

"You know your life is  bad when you miss your days as a poison taster...

 With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways-and her new found friends and relatives don't think it's for the better... 

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training-especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince-and get entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians. 

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies..." ~ Description from Goodreads

I love this series. I give this books 5 ★★★★★. My sister Jessica does a more in depth of our opinions on this book. Please go to her Magic Study review


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fashion

Happy Wednesday! My week is almost over! This month was exciting for me in the fashion department. For the past 9 months, I have been waiting to get on the "list" for the subscription of a monthly myglam bag. It comes with all kinds of samples, for hair and make up. For the month of June I got some really great samples. 
 Marbella Eyeliner 
(black)

 NYX Lipstick 
(Iced Honey)

Living Proof 
No Frizz Styling Cream
Take a Deep Breath
Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday


Hi Everyone! I can' wait to share with you one of the books I am reading this week. This book is part of my sister read, The Sisters Wicked Review. I have been reading a lot of books for my sister read (and not sharing a review.) So I will be doing tons of reviews. (Maybe two in one day, we shall see).


Here is how you play this "game". 


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page 
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if the like your Teaser!

Goddess Interrupted
by Aimee Carter
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Greek Mythology 


"Either way, I had to find her first. 'How do I get there?' I said. 'To the place where Calliope and Cronus are. I know you don't want me to go, but...'"
pg. 87

"Tears splashed on the knees of my jeans. In a fit of desperation, I pinched the inside of my elbow hard, but I felt no pain. I was stuck."
pg 227

I can't wait to find out what happens to Kate and Henry!






Monday, June 18, 2012

Your Weekly Dose of Cooking

Hey Everyone! It is so good to get back into writing my blogs... I have got a lot planned this week. 












Anyways, the first potluck dinner Trevor and I went to was at my sister Angiee's home. We each had brought our own dishes. Trevor made a taco dip and I had made a macaroni salad. Well Trevor's taco dip was a huge hit. Well when we had our housewarming party, I had Trevor make his "famous" taco dip. This time neither he or I got any. It was gone by the chance we got to it. So today's recipe is....


Trevor's Taco Dip

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 30oz refried beans
1 8oz bottle green taco sauce 
1 packet taco seasoning
1 package of  shredded cheddar cheese (you can use Mexican cheese mix)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water

Directions:
  • Cook ground beef in 10" or 12" skillet
  • Drain grease
  • Add taco seasoning and mix
  • Add water to skillet
  • Leave on warm

  • Use 8x12 glass dish
  • Spread the refried beans over entire dish bottom
  • Spread meat over refried beans

  • In a separate bowl, mix sour cream and green taco sauce together
  • Spread mixture over ground beef
  • Sprinkle cheddar Cheese over the mixture
  • Cook 20min in oven at 350 degrees or until bubbling



Saturday, June 16, 2012

I AM BACK!!!!

Hi EVERYONE!!!! I am back! Sorry for all the delays. I know I kinda explain what had happened in my previous blog but let me give you a few more details. As I had said before I was a live in nanny for a family who had 2 little boys. When I started there the boy were out of control. Hitting, spitting, defying authority, not listening. The parents were more of the kind who let their kids do anything. Well when I am there (24/7) the kids get to know me and I them. I see their likes and dislikes and where they need "help". When I worked the boys knew there was a time to goof off and have fun and there was a time to be calm and get things done... And the boy really enjoyed it. Well the parents were wanting the boys to be more "free spirited" and so they found fault in everything I did. The parents even docked my pay and made me change rooms (which were not in our agreement) Since I don't really watch kids for the money I agreed (bad on my part)... I should have seen right then and there that there was going to be problems. After working for this family for 6 months, they found fault (a lame excuse) to get rid of me. Well I called my sister Angiee and told her what was up (all she did was say hello and I started to bawl.) In between me crying and sniffling we came up with a plan. Well we came up with a plan and we did a three way call and called my boyfriend (who at the time I had only started dating (a month). So it was decided that I move in with him. WOW!!! BIG STEP for me. Well since he has 7 cats and a dog it was quite a job to get his house clean. So I was without a job for a week. I found  a wonderful job just watching one little boy as a live out nanny, plus I got paid more (now that I have bills I needed to make more money). While I worked I came home and cleaned the house. For two whole months I was cleaning and organizing (he still had things in boxes!) Anyways now that things are fairly organized and we had our housewarming party, things are starting to get back to normal. I can now relax on my days off. 


Not all of my time was filled with cleaning. I am also helping to organize a camping trip and visiting my sister in November! I booked my plane ticket! I am going to spend 2 and half weeks with her! I can't wait! Also my sister (who has the same last name as me) graduated from HIGH SCHOOL! I AM SO PROUD of her!


Please be on the look out for new recipes, books, and projects. 




Saturday, May 12, 2012

Update

Hello to my blog followers,

I know it has almost been a month since I have blogged but a lot has been going on. I lost my job, moved in with my boyfriend, and got a new job all in a week. My new place didn't have internet, so I haven't blogged. I just got internet so I am hoping to start up next week. I hope everyone is having a wonderful month. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fashion

Happy "Hump" Day! Today is a gloomy Wednesday morning and all I am wanting to do is stay in bed and read a good book. But I do not have that kind of luxury.  I have to work and take care of the kids. Since I haven't gone out and done any major shopping I do want to share with you something I should be receiving in the mail soon. Shoedazzle was having their dazzle deal last Tuesday and I could not pass it up.  I have been wanting a hair straightener for a very long time and I couldn't pass this deal up. Proliss straighteners prices range from $150 - $350 depending on who is selling them. I paid $39.95. I thought that was a really good deal and if I don't like it I can return it for a credit. I hope to get it by next week. I am so excited to try it out. I will do a review on it when I have used it for a solid week.