Friday, February 26, 2010

Show Us Your Life-- Collections

Happy Friday!! Woohoo! This Friday at Kelly's Korner we are discussing Collections. Lets see when I first read this I thought "I dont collect a thing" but then I got to thinking really hard and realized that I do collect a few things. Head on over to Kelly's page and play along!!

One of the most recent things I started collecting would be RECIPES. I really do enjoy cooking and even more I enjoy new recipes. Lately I have been collecting recipes online and from some of my favorite cookbooks. Usually after I cook a meal Ill ask Aaron is it a "make again"? That is how I determine if its a keeper or not. I have been on a mad search for a cute recipe box but I have yet to find one that fits my personality. haha! I want a cute one.....not a plain one or a clear plastic one so if yall know where to find a super cute one please let me know.

Okay another thing I collect would be giraffe's. Crazy I know!! I love giraffes and always have. Now I do not go OVERBOARD with the giraffe stuff but you will find some giraffe print in the house. The collection of giraffes would mainly be in stuffed animals. Yes Im in my late 20's but I have been doing this since middle school and still have every single one! I place them in a huge box in the attic and plan on placing them in a playroom one day when I have children. I do not want to over kill a nursery with tons of giraffes...maybe a few will go in the room but Im sure Ill put the majority in the play room in a toy chest or on shelves. Im not sure where this collection started from but I do have quite a few. The last giraffe I purchased was last year at Anthropology...he was too cute to pass up. Here he is below.

So there is a peak at my collections! Have a HAPPY Friday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Leigh's ABC's

A - Age: 26

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Laundry...Ill do it but I DO NOT like it!

D - Dog's name: Ellie and Lola Belle

E - Essential start your day item: Tea {I dont drink coffee so its my "pick me up"}

F - Favorite color: This is tough bc I love COLOR so picking one specific is too

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5'7"

I - Instruments you play: I dont. Wow I am not musically talented at all!!!

J - Job title: Transportation Rate Analyst

K - Kid(s): Not yet

L - Living arrangements: A house in Tennessee

M - Mom's name: Margaret

N - Nicknames: Leigh-Leigh

O - Overnight hospital stay: That would be the night I was born. Im not a huge fan of hospitals.

P - Pet Peeve: Rude people, bad drivers, and when Aaron bites his nails.

Q - Quote from a movie:  "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out. "-The Notebook

R - Right or left handed: Righty

S - Siblings: One brother-Cody and a sister-Robin

T - Time you wake up: between 6:30

Underwear: and whats your question?

V - Vegetable you dislike: Onion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

W - Ways/Reasons you run late: Sleeping!! {Why is it impossible for me to wake up in the mornings}, losing track of time, traffic.

X - X-rays you've had: teeth and my hand

Y - Yummy food you make: Oh gosh...I dont know I think several things are yummy!!

Z - Zoo animals you like: Giraffe's
Okay now Im going to see if I can get Aaron to answer his ABC's and Ill post sometime tomorrow or this weekend. I dont know how good of a sport he will be but we shall see!!

Is it just me?!?!

Okay Im having a problem when I leave comments! Please tell me this isnt just me bc it is absolutely driving me nutts! Sometimes when I comment on certain blogs...once I leave a comment I start getting screen after screen pop ups. Whats going on....its constant and I literally have to shut it down and restart my computer. This is one reason I have been doing very little commenting lately....I PROMISE I read each of the blogs I follow but for some reason the computer goes crazy if I comment on certain blogs. Is it just me? Is it a virus? Whats going on?!?!?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wishful Wednesday.....Novel Character

"I wish I could play a Character in a book and it would be....."

ALLIE HAMILTON from the Notebook

I absolutely LOVE the book/movie The Notebook. Rachel McAdams is one of my favorite actresses as well!!
I think it would be fun to dress up and pretend to live back in that WHO wouldnt want a love story like Allie and Noah's?

Both are so care love

Yall head HERE to join the fun and share who you would be.

Whats your color?

Happy Wednesday! I was reading one of my FAVORITE blogs today and wanted to be sure and direct you that way or atleast give yall a chance to take the COLOR QUIZ.

Short Southern Mama {one of my FAVS} posted this quiz on her click the "color quiz" above and see what color you are!!

Im YELLOW...........................................................

You are quite the powerful thinker. It’s this talent that allows you to overcome a plethora of great obstacles. Luckily, this doesn’t affect your ego and you give off a pretty easy-going appearance. You enjoy the finer things in life and also have an attraction to art. If you can help it, you try not to rock the boat. But you also can’t stop yourself from searching for new ideas, methods or styles.

This is funny bc if you read my post from yesterday I said..."If I were a color, Id be Yellow!! hah!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If I were........

I was blog hopping earlier and viewing A Blonde Walks into a Blog and loved her post today so Im going to be a copy cat :) and do one too! Yall be sure to hop over to her blog and say hello. Her blog is adorable and fun to read!!

IF I WERE.....
If I were a month, Id be December.
If I were a day of the week, Id be Saturday.
If I were a time of the day, Id be {I honestly have no clue}
If I were a planet, Id be Earth
If I were a sea animal, Id be a dolphin
If I were a direction, Id be South
If I were piece of furniture, Id be a bed
If I were a liquid, Id be SWEET Tea
If I were a tree, Id be a Magnolia tree
If I were a flower, Id be a Gerber Daisy
If I were a kind of weather, Id be sunny, warm, and no humidity
If I were a musical instrument, Id be a piano
If I were a color, Id be Yellow...bright and cheerful
If I were an emotion, Id be LOVE
If I were a fruit, Id be a peach
If I were a sound, Id be laughter
If I were a car, Id be a Range Rover
If I were a place, Id be the beach
If I were a material, Id the "minky dot" baby blankets are made of
If I were a taste, Id be sweet
If I were a scent, Id be CLEAN
If I were a body part, Id be lips
If I were a song, Id be "When you got a good thing" by Lady Antebellum

Im pretty much an opened book...what you see is what you get...Im pretty frank and dont leave much out. My blog posts are very random and I pretty much go day to day! So, if there is anything yall wanna ASK me or KNOW about me-- leave a comment or email. Once I gather some questions...Ill answer them and do a Q & A post! Not that im interesting....but if anyone wants to know me better this is a good way to start!

So bring on the questions!!

Have a GREAT night!!

Yummy Pancakes

Incase you have not is National Free Pancake Day at Ihop!! Now yes its awesome that they are giving away free short stack pancakes but its also for a WONDERFUL cause. Yes, the pancakes are FREE but Ihop is also hoping that you will consider manking a donation {any amount} to The Childrens Miracle Network......this will help support local children hospitals. Im sure each of you have been affected by cancer in someway....maybe personally or a close family member or friend. We have many wonderful children hospitals and they need our support. So be sure and go enjoy some yummy pancakes at your nearest Ihop and if you are able drop a donation while there. If nothing more prayers for this network and the hospitals are wonderful as well.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope yall had a great weekend!! The weather was absolutely BEAUTIFUL here....I loved every minute of it but needless to say its cold and rainy today. It was so wonderful having the sunroof open and no seat or steering wheel warmer on with heat blowing in my face!! Hopefully this past weekend was the beginning of warmer weather. YAY! I was planning on getting a pedicure yesterday since I broke out the flip flop Saturday but I didnt feel so well. I was up all Saturday night but I feel much better today....thank goodnes!!

I really do not have much to talk about today. Im ready for the Bachelor Tells All tonight...cant wait to see some of the crazies! Im sure everyone will be all over Rozlyn and fingers will be pointing....girls, girls, girls! I get to watch this with my girlfriends after bible study so it will be fun!!

Happy Monday!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Im EXCITED......

Today is a good day!!
Wanna know why?

This is definitely my FAVORITE easter candy and I pretty much my favorite candy in general....ties with yummy turtles!

I will be going by the store on my way home and purchasing my first bag since last year!
haha...the small things that excite me!


Today is one of those days that I want to shout THANK GOODNESS IT'S FRIDAY!!! aaah!! This week has been a long and busy one--im so ready for some relaxation!

Okay for the Bachelor junkies out there....I just saw on UsWeekly that Gia and Alli both want to be the next Bachelorette?!?! I definitely saw this one coming however, I really want Tenley to be the next Bachelorette!!

Aaron said it best this past Monday! He said since the show is so repetitive that he has already figured it out! They will bring Alli back as the Bachelorette but in order to spice/change it up Jake will come back as one of the 25 bachelors. Aaron said he will pick Vienna, find out her true colors and her past...dump her, and then go back on as a bachelor trying to win Alli!! haha! Hey I have to admit Aaron was pretty creative with that one....he said they pretty much have no choice bc the show is turning in to the same story every season. I AGREE...its silly but some reason I get sucked in to watching.

So, do yall have big plans for the weekend? I have several things to do but I plan on resting and relaxing as well!!
Have a super weekend!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ravioli Bake

Last night I tried a new recipe for dinner--Ravioli Bake or as Aaron named it--Razagna..ha!! Which ever you choose to call it is fine but we both enjoyed it so I wanted to share this one with yall! Not only was it EASY EASY it was fast and yummy to the tummy.

Okay I altered the recipe I found on so Ill share with yall how I made it...I guess I made my own recipe.....

1lb of ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 can of diced tomatos (drained)
1 25ounce bag of frozen cheese ravioli
1bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
1bag of shredded Montery Jack cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
2. Brown the meat (I seasoned mine with onion and garlic powder), cook until no longer pink, drain grease, add sauce and tomatos
3. Boil ravioli following instructions on bag
4. Spread about 1/3 sauce on the bottom of 11x7 dish, Arrange half the ravioli over the sauce, sprinkle 1/2 of mozzarella and 1/2 Montery Jack over ravioli, Repeat steps ending with the top layer as sauce and cheeses. Cover with aluminum foil!
5. Place in the over covered for 30 mins
6. Sprinkle parmesan over top before serving

Ladies, this was so simple...very similar to lasagna and simply wonderful! Next time I think I may add some mushrooms to my sauce...just something extra. I even may try mixing cheese and spinach can pretty much alter this however you choose but it makes plenty. If you have a family it will feed about 6 and its plenty filling. We had ours with a salad!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Wednesday!
I have absolutely NOTHING to talk about today...imagine that...I mean I guess I could find some crazy random stuff to discuss or even share with yall some of the many random thoughts going through my head but why bore yall. haha! Well....Okay I guess Ill bore yall a bit.

First off, have you ever found yourself feeling bitter...or even struggled with forgiving someone even though you know its the right thing to do? GUILTY!! As much as I try to always forgive...I struggle with forgetting. Well if Im not forgetting then am I really forgiving? Gosh it gets complicated...why cant I just forgive AND forget...wouldnt that just be easy!! Jesus says we are to forgive matter the situation or the assault. I have been struggling lately with forgiving {not that they have asked for my forgivness..but I know I need to in my heart} one person who has hurt me by mostly actions and a few words. Monday night at bible study I was able to share these feelings and my guilt for allowing it to eat at me and consume me. I LOVE my small group girls...what awsome ladies I get to call friends....Im so thankful for them. I have been praying about my feelings and this entire is so amazing how God hears our cries and answers our prayers even when we may not realize it. After just mentioning how heavy my heart was and how I have allowed bitterness to consume me....I received an email from my small group leader. {she mentioned this email and I asked her to forward it to me} She sent me an article on Replacing Bitterness with Forgiveness!! This was just what I needed!!! Now dont get me wrong...I didnt feel better over night but my thoughts are making sense and I feel as though God is telling me EXACTLY what I need to hear at this moment! Poor Aaron, he has had to listen to me sob and try to make sense of my feelings when I now realize that Aaron cant fix this {he can encourage me and support me} however God has already told me what to do and what is right...what he expects me to do. Starting with Forgivness!!

"For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions." ~Matthew 6:14-15

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finally an Engagment

Okay I have exciting news but some you may not find this as exciting.....haha! There has finally been an engagment and no Im not talking about me!! Im talking about this adorable couple

About time Joel popped the question! :) Im not sure about yall but I think Nicole and Joel are so cute....they fit each other perfectly and not to mention have two beautiful babies. My friend Candice and I think that little Miss Harlow is so precious and we are big fans of Nicole...I just love that she seems so "true" to herself...she's not afraid to be herself {hence the crazy things that come out of her mouth} and I also love her bohemian style....I think shes beautiful. So congrats to this couple!! I was quite excited when I read on UsWeekly this news and when I walked in the office this morning the first thing Candice said was "guess who's engaged?" haha...Im so happy to have a friend that thinks like me. ha!!

So I realize I have not posted since friday!! Did everyone have a wonderful Valentine's day?!!?!
I have not downloaded my pics {imagine that} but I did have a great Valentines WEEKEND!! ha!
Friday Aaron and I joined some of our friends for Mexican and then called it a night. One of my besties that moved about 3 hours away came in town for the weekend so Saturday I got to spend some time with her...gosh I miss my Bex!! Aaron and I both agreed to celebrate Valentines on Sunday but when I walked into the house Saturday I had a beautiful arrangement of gerber daisies {my FAVORITE} sitting on the island. I actually ran by them about 3 times until I realized Aaron was looking at me funny so I stopped and said "whats wrong, why are you looking at me like that?" He said I carried on....I then turned to look in the kitchen and there they were!! ha!! So I opened what I thought was a card...{Aaron get me a card ...yeah right!!! Its okay babe...Im only giving you a hard time} I opened a gift card for my spa pedicure {the only thing I told him I wanted!!} YAY!! I also got homemade chocolate strawberries and chocolate truffles. Way to win a girls heart! Anyways, since I received all my gifts Saturday I felt it was only fair that Aaron could open his goodies too so we ended up doing gifts Saturday night. Aaron loved his suprises too!!
My only other request was that Aaron cook for me since he is an amazing cook. Lets see I got a wedge salad with his homemade ranch dressing {its divine} and a cream based Shrimp pasta {this was so heavy but so yummy} oh and some kind of bread with dipping oil. YUM YUM. Aaron out did himself on our Valentines meal but Im not suprised at all!

Happy Tuesday and I hope everyone is doing well!!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Show us your Life--Valentine's Dates and Ideas

So this Friday's Show Us Your Life is dedicated to Valentines!! I have learned that you either love or hate this day. Personally I love it! Even when I was single I loved. Its a day to remember that if you are would rather spend the day that way than with someone who didnt make the day special. {make sense?? it does in my head...hah}

When I think back on the past Valentine days one that sticks out the most was two years ago. Aaron and I had gone through some things and we took about a 6 month break. However we ended up getting back together around Valentines.....AND did he suprise me ever. Just when you think someone doesnt know how to show their genuine side or compassionate huge heart....HE DID! First I walked in to a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of flowers!A mixture of Daisies {My favorite} he could not have done better on the flower choice. Then to my gift. By this time we had been dating for 2 yrs and I had never received ONE card from him. Silly I know but im a card/letter person....I LOVE THEM! So proceeded to read one of the sweetest cards ever. Just reading his words...the ones he chose to write me...made me look at him in a completely different light! So then I opened a box and there was a "rubber band" like bracelet with a note. The note went something like this...."This bracelet is to remind you of our love...etc....." So I smiled pulled it out and said Thank you! I really was Okay with a rubber band bracelet bc of all the loving things he said and allowing me to know a deeper side of him. Then he grabbed the box and removed the square cotton and there it was!!! A David Yurman pouch. I dont remember much more than screaming and getting really excited....This is what I got.

The 5mm pearl bracelet. I had wanted one of these for while but NEVER asked for it. Aaron did this all on his own...I never imagined he would get it....not that he couldnt but I just figured he didnt realize how bad I wanted one. Not only did he get the exact one that I wanted he even got the one with diamonds set behind the pearls. THANK YOU THANK YOU Aaron!! So that is the one Valentine that I remeber constantly...every time I look at my wrist.:)

This Valentine's I told Aaron instead of spending money at some pricey restraunt I wanted him to cook! He is an amazing cook! He always makes me chocolate covered strawberries so Im sure Ill be getting a few. As for dinner I told him to suprise me. I helped him a bit and told him a yummy pasta would be good and a wedge salad with his homemade dressing. Other than that I want to be suprised. Ill let yall know how he does. :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Heart day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

First thing is first...

I would like to apologize for my slacking. I have not been very good at commenting on all the blogs I follow or even responding to the sweet comments left for me. I guess between the move, being crazy busy at work, the horrible weather and being plain exhausted when I get home I have failed yall. ha!! I promise to do better. Im so behind on reading my favorite blogs so hopefully Ill have some time to catch up soon.

Last night after work I went home with every intention of unpacking more of my stuff and doing laundry....did this get done? Nope!! Instead I enjoyed a big plate of homemade spagetti and watched Couples Retreat. I saw this in the theatre but Aaron had not so of course I bought it and we watched it. I dont know if I have mentioned this but I never rent movies....I always buy. I may be the only that has this problem but Im afraid that I could own Blockbuster with the money I have given them. For some reason I ALWAYS have a serious late talking $30.00-50.00. I could have purchased 3 movies maybe more for that amount. So I no longer rent....I purchase! :) So my two new movies this week were Couples Retreat and Time Travelers Wife. I love Rachel McAdams...she is one of my favorite actresses ever.

Okay yall have a wonderful day....the weekend is almost here!! YAY!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Superbowl Fun

I am guessing everyone watched the Super bowl? WHO DAT! ha! Love it!! I was so happy to see the Saints win. Aaron had a bet going and sadly he lost bc he was pulling for the Colts but in the end he said he was okay bc he really wanted to see the Saints win. Guess what ladies?!?! I won $75.00 buckaroos too! We played squares and I won the final score....YAY FOR ME! I told Aaron he would get something real nice for Valentines now. haha! ;)

We had plenty of food to go around too. I have pictures but they need to be loaded so Ill post them at a later date. We had a small Super Bowl get together...really just family but it was a fun time. We had Wings galore with carrots, celery and ranch! Party Sandwiches....Im sure you have tried them...most of the time they are made with Hawaiian rolls but we used Sister Schuberts instead--you take Mustard, stick of butter and poppyseeds..mix well and spread on bread. Place ham and swiss cheese then bake at 350 until warm and cheese is melted. These are super easy and always popular. We had a sausage cheese platter, Rotel....oh gosh this was good. I always make regular rotel but this time I changed it up a bit. I used 1lb Velveeta, 1lb cream cheese, 2 cans of rotel and sausage! Ohhwee this was yummy!! Then for dessert I made Oreo truffles and I had some extra chocolate so I made chocolate covered strawberries! Hey Jennifer, I saw your comment yes the truffles were but yummy. Be sure and get SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE you may have but I have messed up in the past and purchased maybe dark chocolate...not sure but it was yucky!!! blah! Give them a try again girl...they are too good!! :)
I was proud of myself I did not over do it make myself miserable. For some reason when I cook food....I find myself less likely to eat tons of it.....I guess this is bc I spent the time making it...who knows.

So I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Oh goodness....I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland. I had no clue we were getting snow but everything was covered. Our yard had 7 inches!!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Getting to know you Sunday

So I saw this on a friends blog and decided to head over to Keely's blog and play along. One fun thing about blogging is meeting people you would never meet outside the "cyber" world. Of course this is my daily life journal but I do cherish each friendship I make along the way. is a great way to learn more about each other. I encourage yall to join in on the fun. All you have to do is visit Keely's blog...copy the questions and then answer them! Have fun!!

Q & A

1. How many piercings do you have? I have in each ear. I used to have second holes, my cartlidge and my belly button pierced. Of course they have all grown up and I only have the 2 now.

2. I love the sound of......? Sweet babies cooing. Something about the innocence of that little voice.

3. Favorite City? This ones hard. haha!! I love Nashville....I know thats not far from home...only 3 hours but maybe thats what I love...home away from home. When I was in High school I went out to LA and had a blast. I would love to go back and was so different from home and different from what Im used to...huge culture shock! ha!!

4. Colts, Saints or could care less? WHO DAT??? haha. Saints!!

5. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream? Frozen yogurt

6. Favorite Appetizer? hmmm...kinda hard I guess Im going to go with ANY dip. I love all dips pretty much and if we go out to dinner and order one then Im sure it will be some sort of dip....cheese dip. spinach artichoke, etc......

7. What item in your closet currently makes you the happiest? I guess I'll go with a pair of Paige denim jeans. Sevens are my favorite jeans but Im loving a pair of my Paige jeans right now...they fit great.

8. Favorite Facial Moisturizer? Definitely my Bobbi Brown moisturizer!!! I say it with so much expression bc its by far the best I have ever found. Its not too thin, not too thick, not too oily, not too smelly.....its just perfect! Its about $50.00 BUT it will last forever...a little goes a long way. I have used tons of different lotions as well so I promise you this is a good one.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Saturday and a blog award

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. I have!! Last night was date night and my pick for the evening so I chose to eat Mexican {suprise suprise} and then to go see Dear John. Well dinner went well but the movie...not so much....SOLD OUT! I was a bit bummed especially since Aaron was being such a trooper and going to see it {THANKS babe} So instead we went to Target and bought a new movie to watch in Aarons new Media/Movie room....we have yet to use this room and it just got finished so it was fun since we have been waiting for almost a year to watch a movie in this room. :) But he didnt get out of a "chick flick" haha!

This morning we went out to breakfast....I wanted pancakes so pancakes I had. Then we headed over to Costco where I FINALLY got my own card. Poor Aaron...he had to take me there all the time to get things but now Im on his membership so he will not have to take me anymore. :) So, who is ready for tomorrows game? Me!! Me!!! We got a bunch of food to make for tomorrow and I cant wait. I think I may start some of the recipes tonight so im not throwing it all together last minute.....okay, really I just want to make the oreo truffles now.....but I best wait bc Im sure I would eat them all tonight.

Okay now to my blog award!! Thanks to Elizabeth at Musing Experiences I received this awesome award.
Thanks so much girl for thinking of are the best! Yall be sure to head over and show my friend some love!!

1. List 6 things you are a master in.
2. Pass it on to 6 bloggers that you think are masters at friendship and blogging

I am a master at talking
I am a master at shopping
I am a master at sleeping
I am a master at meeting strangers
I am a master at picking out precious puppies (this is true and not just my own doggies)
I am a master at being indecisive

Im tagging

Okay ladies hope you enjoy! Yall are wonderful blogging friends and I know you wonderful ladies are MASTERS at please share!

Oh yes....Who yall going for tomorrow?!?!?!


Have a great Saturday!!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Show us your life--Beauty Tips & Favorite Products

Im pretty excited about today's post and cant wait to read every ones tips and favorite products. I LOVE products!!! hah...I have so many and half I probably do not use. But here are some of my all time favs!

Okay here are my favorite SKIN CARE products! I love Bobbi Brown's skin care line....I use the tube soap, toner, moisturizer and eye cream. This is the best!! I love that it gives a fesh clean feeling-- I do not like a residue on my skin. Now...I have recently found this Bobbi Brown exfoliator...LOVE IT...all you do it sprinkle a little into your face wash and scrub away. It doesnt take much and works so well!
I hate dry itchy skin...I moisturize everytime I get out of the shower. For a cheap lotion I like Aveeno {its not oily and moisturizes well} but my FAVORITE go to lotion would be any of the Philosophy lotions. These seriously are amazing. Yes, they cost a bit more or should I say a lot more but personally worth every penny!

oh and I cant forget the Dove beauty bar!! Yes, this is my favorite soap!

Okay moving right along to HAIR PRODUCTS. Lets see....I change up shampoo and conditioners often but my favorites would be Joico { bottle}, Halo, and Pureology Nano {its expensive but awesome} Im pretty mom is a hairdresser/makeup artist so I get products for cost. Thank Goodness!!
I for sure could not live without my Chi Turbo Hair dryer or Chi Iron. I have curly/wavy hair so it helps to make it silky smooth. No I have a ton of people ask me how I get my curls to look good and stay. Well ladies here is my trick {which really is not a trick} I have found that the best curling iron that works for me is the Hot Tools Professional brand. This iron gets to the perfect temp and sets curls perfectly! Then I spray with Freeze It hairspray. {cheap walmart stuff but works GREAT!!}

Now to the makeup we go! Gosh I have such a variety of products and Favs. Lets see I use Makeup Forever Foundation {yes its a liquid that dries like a powder...covers great and IS NOT heavy}
Bobbi Brown concealer, Smashbox matte bronzer, Nars blush in Orgasm {best stuff ever}, I change eyeshadows like I do clothes but some of my favs.....MAC's Twinks, Sable, Naked Lunch, and Hush. Now in order to make eyes pop I have a "go to" color that I apply on the outside corners and smudge in...this also works great for a smoky eye. Nars Nightclubbing.

MAC eyeliner and MAC lipliner, lipsticks, and glosses. {I change them and mix them all the time} Oh...yes...but my FAVORITE lipgloss is from Nars called Turkish Delight!!
Last but not least....Mascara "oh for the love of lashes" ha...I love lashes! Lancome Hypnose is my all time favorite mascara!!! Of course I couldnt apply it without first using my Shu Uemura eyelash curler. {you can grab one at Sephora} This curler is the best...and I have tried plenty...its curls even with pinching!! Im asked often if my lashes are fake but I have to say I have my curler and mascara to thank. :)

So this my friends....would be my FAVORITE products! Im very excited about reading yalls products and tips never hurt!

So, if you have never played along head over to Kellys Korner and join the fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Celebrity Look Alike

So for all of you Facebook people Im pretty sure you all saw last week was doppelganger week. Everyone put their celebrity look alikes up as their profile pic. I had the best time checking out all the pics....some were dead on and others had great resemblance. I never put a pic up because I have a hard time seeing my look alike {maybe bc I dont see myself enough or the fact that I think they have to look just like me exactly}
Anyways I thought I would share with my blog friends a few celebrities that I have been told I look like.

First off....When I was in about 8th-9th grade I constantly heard "You look like Alicia Silverstone" haha!! I guess it was right after Clueless came out but I heard it often. People even told me we talked alike.

Then later on when I got to my Junior/Senior year I started hearing people tell me I looked like Jenny McCarthy. Okay, keep in mind this was when Singled Out was poplular {did yall watch that} Gosh I hope they didnt think I acted like her....she was a bit CooCoo!! One of the guys I went to school with even called me Jenny. ha!

Okay years ago my sister called me and told me to go rent a movie called Freeway because I looked like the actress in the movie. Who you may wonder.....Reese Witherspoon. {This was before she was well known} Of course I didnt see the resemblance but my sister and brother in law sure did. Crazy thing is years later I still have people tell me I favor Reese. I have had strangers stop me and tell me you look like Reese. Crazy bc I dont see it but I guess some do.
I think it may be my face shape....I have a heart shape face and she does too. In other words we have pretty strong chins.

Lastly, I have had several people tell me Carrie Underwood. All I can say is bless them and yeah right. ha!! It must be the hair. Now that I think about it....I believe my hair is curled everytime I have ever heard this one but Ill take it! ;)

It sure is funny when people see what you do not see. Im sure I could pick out your look alike better than you could though. So, who do you look like. I want to know....or atleast who do people tell you that you look like. Please share!!