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Ipsy Glambag April 2014

The April Glam Bag is here! And I could use a little pick me up. I do not look like the beautiful, serene pregnant woman of one’s fantasies. More like a spotty, bloated fish with lank hair. Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per ….

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More Than Half

Life is interesting when there are a million distractions. I only wish I was this busy with my previous pregnancies. I am 21 weeks pregnant and we just had our big ultrasound. All is well so far and we even found out how room arrangements will eventually play out with the kids. That is, if they had rooms. You see, we just lost another house. Not for any real reason. ….

Beauty Box Five April 2014

*This post contains affiliate links. The April 2014 Beauty Box 5 is here! Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I ….

Packing, Packing, Packing

Moving is nothing new to our household. We have spent the past 15 years living as nomads for the most part, and moved a ton as kids as well. In my mid thirties, and I’ve never had to opportunity to decorate a room yet. While this makes creating a home difficult, it makes another move more simple. We just do not have much stuff. Mostly art, trunks, plants, and outdoor ….

A New Home, A New Spring, & A Better Life

*C/o Better Life Moving house is no walk in the park. There are the necessary tasks of cleaning, staging, showings, negotiations, more cleaning, and finally, packing. Then you get to do much if it again when you find another house to buy. Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning when it involves making a house show ready. And then if you find another house, cleaning to your specifications to ….

A Happy Birthday & Household Craziness

My little boy is four years old this month. We had a simple little celebration with just grandparents and my sister over for some stew and cake. Gifts were small, or at least planned that way. He liked his Memory card game well enough until my mother busted out with this big plastic pirate ship from some Captain Hook cartoon. Nothing was going to trump that, ha ha. It has ….

Staging Our House to Sell with Silliness

I thought of including photos of ridiculous staging stations and vignettes, but I really have not accommodated our staging consultant enough to have anything worthy of documenting. See, I hate staging. I get it. It is important. You want people to get a good impression of your house and convince them it is a good buy. I understand having it as clean and uncluttered as possible. I am completely in ….

A Lucky Little Ones Giveaway with Just Add Cloth

Time for another baby gear giveaway with Just Add Cloth. Are you ready to go green with your little one? Welcome to the Lucky Little Ones giveaway hop with Irresistibly Green, Just Add Cloth, Our Piece of Earth, and a variety of awesome parenting bloggers. This hop is all about your little infants and toddlers! Aren’t they lucky? Each blog is offering a baby or toddler related prize valued at ….

Ipsy Glambag March 2014

The March Glam Bag is here! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occassional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Get Ready 1.5 g ….

Fitting It All in & Living to Complain About It

Some women are super mom, super wife, a so-called super career woman, and a super feminist, etc, etc. And  then there are the rest of us. You know what? I could ‘fit-it-all-in’ if I really tried. I really could. But not really, because no one does. When I hear of the zillion things some women are doing in addition to working and raising four kids, I wonder how they do ….