Friday, August 31, 2012

Chic Couture-The Balm's Shady Ladies

Happy Friday!
Been meaning to share a recent deal I splurged on!  About a month ago The Balm offered all 3 of their Shady Lady eye palettes for the price of one!  I love their Nude'Tude palette and really wanted to try some of their other shadows.  So splurge I did!

I'm loving them! With an eye primer they stay the whole day.  And there are no real extreme sparkly ones either, mattes and shimmers really.  And they all have fun names!! Like Jet-Setting Jennifer and Guilty Gwen, oh my!

Shady Lady

Shady Lady 2

Shady Lady 3

Aren't they fun? 

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Show & Share #55 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #55!

Yay for some awesome features today!!  Hope everyone's week is going good!


Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Soiree Day-Under The Sea Party

Happy Tuesday!  
Today's feature is full of easy diy inspiration! This cute, cute Under The Sea birthday party makes me want to have a girl even more!  Here's a look....

All photos courtesy of D.I.Y. Louisville.

I love, love the oyster cookies! And that coral candy is too fun!
Even better that they are so easy!!
Make sure and visit the girls at D.I.Y. Louisville for a look at the entire party and to pin away!!

Happy Soiree Day!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Adam & Eve's Spiritual Death

Our Pastor is taking us through a study about grace in our Wednesday service.  It's been good, a lot of info, but good.  Wanted to share one thing that has stuck out to me thus far.  
All of my life I've heard several ministers and probably even myself, say that when Adam & Eve sinned they died spiritually.  But guess what? They didn't!  (Because of grace!) They could still hear God! Being dead as we know it means you can't hear.   And being spiritually dead well you probably aren't listening to the truth, to the voice of just aren't listening. 
God knew what they had done and He didn't even leave their presence!!

Remember what the Bible says?
Genesis Chapter 3 GWT....
The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves.
In the cool of the evening, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking around in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees in the garden. The Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”

Shortly after Adam & Eve did have to leave the Garden of Eden.  Their sin had consequences. And as I'm writing this I'm realizing that their sin placed them in a different kind of God's presence. No longer could they walk with him.  Now they had to rely on what you and I rely on and that's God in His Holy Spirit form with us, where ever we are.  
Wow. God's just proven to me again how graceful and merciful He truly is.  

Happy Saturday!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chic Couture Fashion & Beauty Link Up {2}

Excited for the 2nd Chic Couture Link Up today!!
You guys rocked the 1st one and I can't wait to see what you'll rock this time! 

Most Viewed link from last time....
Knockoff Anthro Shirtdress by Wunderbar
Truly amazing!!

How to Participate:
*Link up anything in the list above.
*Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
*Follow me via GFC, rss feed, or email and post the party button somewhere on your blog.
*Visit others and have fun!


Happy Friday!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Did you know I wear glasses?  Yep! Unfortunately my eyes are too dry for contacts. Fooey! About two years ago I got serious about taking care of my eyes and got my 3rd pair of frames then. {above}  Got to admit, to get fashionable frames can cost an arm and a leg!! offers very affordable and fashionable frames online! Who would have thought you could achieve this online? I'm pretty sure I paid close to $100 for a no name brand for my last pair and GlassesUSA offers glasses for as low as $38!

Now I now what you may be thinking. What about trying eyeglasses on first? Well they have a new Virtual Mirror tool that allows you to 'try' them on! 

I was so pleased with the tool that I have a few pairs to show you!!

Notice the 'scale' and 'rotate' at the bottom of my picture? You can try and fit the frame to your face as best as possible!

Which do you like?
I'm really needing some black ones and really like the vintagey, nerdy styles they offer.  Looks like there just might be some online eyeglasses in my future!

Besides offering  high quality glasses frames and lenses, GlassesUSA also offers a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee along with a generous refer-a-friend program.

Needing new glasses? Or even wanting? GlassesUSA has some great offers going on now too!
Take 15% off an entire order amount plus get free shipping on orders over $50.  That's storewide! Use code FS15.

Or take 10% off any order of prescription glasses using code Blog10.  

Now go try some on! It was fun!!

Happy Thursday!!

{This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% mine.}

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Show & Share #54 & {Darlings!}

Welcome to Show & Sahre #54!

Another week is gone, it'll be the holidays before we know it!! Have you started thinking of what crafts to do? I haven't really since I've been on decorating mode!! But I'm so ready for fall!
Here's my favs from last week:


Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Soiree Day-Crazy About Color

I don't know about you but when planning or brainstorming (Remember that from school? I still do it!) color always plays a part!  I wanted to share some sites today that are great tools for planning!
{Of course there's always Pinterest but these specific sites are fantastic and deserve to be used just as much!}

Image courtesy of Design Seeds
I love this palette from The Sea category!! So modern to me!

Image courtesy of
This is too cool! You can upload an image or use an url and it will pull colors from your inspiration photo and basically give you a paint chip! You probably already new about this I bet!

Board courtesy of Photo Card Boutique/Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty
Yes this is a photo card business but the owner creates very lovely "Color Crush Palettes"!

I've suggested The Perfect Palette before.  Seems like she's been around a while and definitely knows what she's doing!! I used her site for color references for my blog designs!

Know of any other sites? I'd love to hear about them!!
Here's to your next reason to plan a party!!

Happy Soiree Day!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Bash Giveaway WINNER!

Thanks so much to all of you lovelies for entering my August Bash giveaway!!
And congrats to Jennifer!!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

August Birchbox

This month's Birchbox just might have the best thing they could ever put in a box.  A razor. Yep that's what I think!  I always buy the cheapest disposable pack there is because the ones with refills just seem so expensive to me! Am I the only one who thinks this? I'm busting that sucker out here shortly!!
{Yes it's 2:30 in the afternoon and I have yet to shower....that's what happens when your a momma!|
I got my box 2 days ago so again haven't tried anything yet except smelling the oh so lovely Juicy Couture sample. Viva la Juicy La Fleur just might have to go on the Christmas list!

Cute back to school theme and I love the Beauty 101 series booklet! So fun!
Here's what is what:

Caldrea Hand Soap
Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur
DDF Brightening Cleanser
Pixi Beauty Blush in Purest Peach
Shick Hydro Silk Razor

Pretty excited to try all of these!!
What did you get this month?
Hope you'll link it up next Friday!!
To find out more about Birchbox go here.

And this is the last call for the August Bash Giveaway!! It's ending tonight at midnight!!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

{Home} Entryway

Why yes I have decorated the entryway!! And guess what? It was a goal to complete before hosting Bunco this month!  Yippee!! I am happily excited!!
Here's a before picture...see to the right? Nothing!

And here's an IG from a different angle...

And now.....

Ahem...don't mind the dust!

Cost breakdown:
Sofa table was a $25 Craiglist find! Half moon benches were 1/2 off at Garden Ridge so I paid a total of $60 for them! Rug was an purchase for $73. (Rugs are expensive! And if  you need a long one like I did then they can get very pricey!)  The two decor pieces to the right were Hobby Lobby clearance was $3 and one was $2!! Copper tray was from our wedding and the glass bell was a gift from a friend a while back.  The flower arrangement was bought at Hobby Lobby with a gift card I got from my Pastor for my birthday just this week!  And I had most of the items for the gallery wall...the Established sign I made (tutorial coming soon!), the two small subway prints were from Walmart of all places and were $3.97 each! And the key was a clearance item from Hobby Lobby  too, about $5. All the pictures I had! Just framed the 2 biggest ones of Lil' Hunkie with the cheapest frames from Walmart to keep from spending a boo coo!  
I love how this turned out and I still have room to add to it!! 
{Once again one of my very good friends and her daughter came and helped me arrange & put the gallery wall up! I don't know what I'd do without them!!}
So how did I do cost wise?  I really worked hard at trying to find good deals! I've recently added curtains to the living room too and am now done decorating it!! It really feels like a home now!
(Both boys were napping in the living room while I snapped these pictures so I couldn't take any of the new curtains! I promise to show you soon!)

Ahhhhh, home sweet home!

Hey! Time is running out to enter my August Bash Giveaway!!

Happy Thursday!

{Linking up to the fun parties on my Link Parties Page.}