Monday, January 28, 2013

What does your Sunday look like?

So I washed my favorite workout pants at THE last possible moment before the cutoff point to where they would dry in time. This is how I speed dry them.
Of course I am using my tripod as a holder for the hanger!

Next up is my view after I get home from a nice workout ... after I shoved a cup of Chicken & Broccoli down my throat that was made fresh as I walking to my local grocery store.

What do your Sundays look like?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

In need of fashion help.

I am the first one to admit that I have hardly any fashion sense (although I did get some great finds - shown on the blog next week). Fashionally challenged you might say.

This might be the most easiest concept ever but I just can't seem to get it right. I want to roll my jeans but not sure on how to actually do it. Do I have the right jeans?

This is the look I am going for. Are those skinny jeans? Can this look be accomplished with regular jeans? So many questions!

Just how does one get the perfect jean roll? Please tell me. Is there a tutorial floating around?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time for a coffee break ...

A Coffee Break With Brittany that is!

Brittany is one cool cat. She offered up a guest spot to me and I jumped at the opportunity. I think she is just a sweet doll. Canada is lucky to have her a resident! She is a shop-o-holic just like the rest of us and she pins some of the most darling projects on Pinterest.

Read her blog here which includes a special giveaway attached to it from me!

You are welcome.


Again, in an effort to be more "put together" in 2013 I have purchased two Chanel eye shadows. LOVE how smooth they go on especially over Stay Don't Stray.

The first is Safari. Simple and beautiful. I will let the color speak for itself.
Up next is Fauve. Depending on the light it could be a purple and other times it becomes more neutral.

What are your fave eye shadow brands/colors?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The graphic shows current temps (-1) in my neck of the woods.

By the time you read this the temps will have dipped down to nearly -25 degrees. The Northern parts of New York could have reached -40. Yikes!

Every year we get the week of deep freeze so I should be used to this but for some reason this year is different. I can't seem to get warm.

How cold is it in your part of the world?

Friday, January 18, 2013


Try not to be jealous of our lives. This is what our life looks like around our parts these days. We are FINALLY both over our illnesses! For me I was going on four weeks.

My husband has been curling up on the couch after work and of course Lincoln can't be left out. How pathetic is he? My little snuggle bug.

Lincoln either snuggles up with one of us or he makes himself comfy in his bed in front of the fire. Can't say I blame him.

Ohhh the joys of life.

By the way have you found your way over to Danette's blog, All My Love for All My Days, lately?
While you over there be sure to enter her giveway and tell her I sent you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


We are not talking the delicious summer drink boasting of red wine and chunks of fruit. Wait wait ... don't leave!

Let's discuss my newest obsession these days. I find so many awesomtastic items on Basin. Who else has heard of this company and/or have used their products? Tell me your favorites.

My latest addiction is to their Sangria Lip Scrub and Sangria Lip Balm.  I swear everyone should have super soft and velvety lips.

Welcome new friends! Thanks to Danette's awesome blog and giveaway I am making some wonderful new connections. I hope you find my little piece of the blog world as entertaining and informative as I do. Stick around and by all means please introduce yourself!

Monday, January 14, 2013


41 - The final score for the New England Patriots against the Houston Texans.

Here is to their win against the Baltimore Ravens next weekend. We got this! We can do this! Another superbowl please and thank you.

Now I love all things New England not just the Patriots. From lobstah dripping with butter to the coastline. New England is just wonderful. I could sit on the front porch of a beach house all summer long sipping iced tea and watching the world go by - just as long as it is in a New England state. The air - something about the air. The clean crisp fresh ocean air. Oh and maybe the fact that you can buy liquor at highway rest stops in New Hampshire. Ha!

Who is everyone routing for next weekend?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stay Don't Stray

On my journey to being more "put together" in 2013 I bought another makeup must have.

This bad boy helps my eyeshadow stay in place all day and NOT crease. Score! Nothing worse than having that embarrassing crease and/clump half way through the work day because my eyeshadow decided to travel down my lid. 

Would love to know what must haves you keep in your makeup arsenal. Please share.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

VS makeup

Not much has been happening in my life lately so that means no new updates. Still just trying to get healthy again. Took down our holiday decorations this weekend and just getting tax paper work together so we can file early this year.

So ladies ... have any of you tried Victoria's Secret makeup? I bought a few items and so far I am impressed by them. I mean they are from VS after all ... a company known for lingerie.

Luminous Mineral Blush Duo

Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder

PRO Radiant FX Face Illuminator

If you have any products you love let me know.
Also what do you all think of the Benefit line? Saw a few items that I want to pick up.