Wednesday, January 6, 2016

01.06.16 Amaryllis and Makeup

I am so excited my Apple Blossom Amaryllis is blooming!!  Here is a picture:





There are 3 of these beautiful blossoms blooming right now with a 4th to open!!  I used to have so many amaryllis in NJ when we had our farm, but one by one they died off.  I am going to buy some more next Fall and start a new collection.  That is a goal for me for 2016!

Next lets talk makeup ladies!!  I used to sell Mary Kay cosmetics (well I still can get some for myself, I'm just not having parties anymore).  I have fallen in love with 2 quads, one is called Sandstorm and one is called Chai Latte.  I love them both!!  I also use almost every day 3 different mineral eye shadows.  They are Sweet Cream, Ballerina Pink and Precious Pink.  I also put a little bit of Chocolate Kiss in the corner of my eye.  I love these colors together.  Here they are:

Chai Latte Eyeshadow

Sandstorm Eyeshadow

Sweet Cream, Ballerina Pink, Precious Pink Eyeshadow
I have every color mineral eyeshow that Mary Kay makes and I love mixing and matching these colors.  Here is my palette:



I love Mary Kay's Whipped Berries Lipstick and Pink Lustre Lipgloss.  Here is a picture of the lipstick and gloss:

Whipped Berries Lipstick

Pink Lustre Lipgloss
Hope you like my choices of makeup!  I think all these colors make me feel a little brighter in the Winter.  I also use these colors in the summer but I feel like in the Winter you need a little boost because everything is so drab and colorless. 

I hope everyone is having an awesome beginning to 2016!!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 2, 2016 Thoughts

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you all have a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!!

I didn't have a very good ending to 2015! The day after Christmas, I fell on our wet patio when I was taking the dogs out.  I broke my thumb on my left hand.  As I was falling, I whacked my hand on a planter.  I highly don't recommend doing this!!

New Year's Eve wasn't much better!  I was walking into the kitchen to put salt on my popcorn and there was a little puddle of water on the floor (from an ice cube that melted).  I slipped on that and fell again.  This time I busted open my 2 toes on my right foot!  I started to go into shock.  John some how got me to the loveseat in the living room and covered me with 2 blankets.  After about 30 minutes I started to feel better.  John got the bleeding stopped thank goodness!  He put Neosporin on both cuts on my toes and wrapped them up.  I have been resting ever since.  Needless to say I am expecting 2016 to be a much better year!!

John will be taking the Christmas decorations down this year, probably tomorrow.  I will be able to sit and wrap up some things, but it is pretty much up to him.  I have been nursed by Joy, our lovely puppy.  She must sense something is wrong because she cuddles right up against me on the couch and sleeps with me while I mend!

I don't make resolutions but I do have some goals I would like to accomplish this year.  The main one is losing weight.  10 years ago I had a discectomy and I have just never got back into exercising the way I should.  I really hope I can get back into a routine after I recover from my falls.

John and I would like to plan a trip.  Hopefully to somewhere we have never been.  One of the places is the Pacific Northwest.  I had gone there as a child but haven't been back since and we really would like to do that.  We would also like to make it to the Beach more this year too.

We would also like to landscape our yard some more.  We are thinking of saving up for a fence across the back, linking that fence with both of our neighbors on either side (of course, we will ask their permission) and then put fencing up across the sides.  This would really help with the dogs and the grandkids!  We would like to put up some large trees in the back, evergreens.  Our neighbors behind us cut down all their trees in the back of their property and now we see their house more than we would like to.

I hope everyone had a wonderful start to 2016 and that it continues!!  Enjoy your journeys this year!!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!