Archives for February 2012

#VlogMom Bring The Funny

I'm back! I know I've been bad keeping up with my fellow #VlogMoms, but despite not having a clue what to do, I'm posting the video anyway. PROMPT: "Tell a joke, share a funny story. You can include a link or two of things or people who make you laugh in your post. Go all CrAzy." ~ Rajean Blomquist of Because I Said So I know it wasn't too funny, I apologize for that. However, I HIGHLY … [Read more...]

Organizing a Small Office Space

Tackling organizing a small office space in your home, can be really daunting. By reusing bins and things you've purchased in the past, you'll be amazed at how much more organized you'll be. Last month I built a desk in our kitchen nook. You can see the full transformation in my post Built-In Desk Inspires Organization on The Centsible Life. Building that desk, has had  a transformative … [Read more...]

Lipstick from The Queen

Cover Girl Queen collection of make up is not at all what I expected. The rich colors that they have are amazing. This Cover Girl collection is made for darker skinned women. However, I am the 1 shade of what right before transparency, so I would never think to try such rich lip colors, but yet I put on the color Euphoria, and couldn't believe how well it looked on me. but somehow not in the … [Read more...]

Beautiful and Unique Jewelry by Hammi Jammi

When I opened my e-mail and saw the picture of my Hammi Jammi bracelet I squealed out loud. The bright  blue beads are so unique and beautiful.   Hammi Jammi jewelry is handmade jewelry by Carrie, a gifted artisan, who has managed to make this accessory loving Fashionista very happy. Hammi Jammi Jewelry Shop is on Etsy, and carries a variety of beautiful artwork. My piece of handmade … [Read more...]

Spring Is Here With Large Floral Pattern: #FashionFriday

This spring romantic large floral patterns on clothing and shoes are making a stunning appearance. I'll tell you I am certainly not the Laura Ashley type which is generally the misguided perception of large floral patterns, but this year the patterns break that perception in a million pieces. Somehow, the floral patterns right now are sweet, but modern. Here's some great floral print dresses … [Read more...]

Embroidered Chihuahuas – I Made This

I made a tank top with embroidered Chihuahuas for my very oldest and dearest friend. I have to say that I never thought I'd write a sentence that actually contained the words: embroidered Chihuahuas, but here I am. Michelle and I have been friends for 20 years, and we've shared a lot together. She is the sister I never had. For her birthday I decided to finally make her the embroidered Chihuahua … [Read more...]

Levi’s Curve ID Jeans – Fashion Friday

This series is brought to you by Levi’s® Curve ID. Find your custom fit at Levi’s® stores or If you're anything like me you often question how to style your jeans for different occassions, especially when you are curvy I found a new solution in the Levi's Curve ID jean collection. Curvy women often have problems finding jeans because they are not a straight fit into a pair of jeans. … [Read more...]

Going From Crib To Bed On a Budget

When it was time to take A out of her crib and make her room more suitable for a little girl, keeping it budget friendly was #1 on the list. I was able to do everything for under $200, and she loves her new "big girl room". My baby turned 3 last week, and believe it or not, she was still a crib. I had to hunker down, and come up with a plan to give her a big girl room. Luckily I had kept one of … [Read more...]

Target Clearance Beauty Bargains

I was at Target Sunday night, and was looking for an inexpensive navy eyeliner when I realized there were a lot of the well known orange clearance stickers on random products up and down the aisles. Far be it from me not to look at all of the possibilities and for under $10 I came home with 3 eyeliners and an eyeshadow. I got the NYC Eyeliner Duet duet in Islands In the Stream. It's actually … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Living Room Makeover

I received a question recently, from a friend and reader about helping her with a living room makeover.I should be thanking Shana for seeking out my advice, because this living room makeover was so much fun to do. Dear Fashionista, I am in desperate need of designing help for my living room. I love bold but my husband likes more neutrals. I do have a painting that was my Grandparents that I … [Read more...]

Fast Drying Gel Nail Polish

The two things that make getting, or giving yourself a manicure a pain are: waiting for the nail polish to dry, and it starts chipping almost right away. However, gel nails cure this problem all on its own. About 6 months ago a few of my friends were telling me about their gel nail polish, and  about how fantastic gel nail polish is. I saw the Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Polish box and … [Read more...]

Bertolli Meal Soups Saves Our Dinner Blues

My husband and I often wait until after the kids are in bed to have our dinner. We tried 1 of the Bertolli Meal Soups, and now have a new favorite addition to our very limited choices in our meals for two category. I cannot tell you how many times R and I have gone in circles with the question "what do you want for dinner?" It's awful to say, but in the last 6 months I've had more bowls of cereal … [Read more...]

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