Five on Friday- Obsessions*

Friday, July 24, 2015

*Don't you hate how every blogger is always "obsessed" with something?  Or "loving lately"?  Guilty as charged.

Here's what I am so obsessed with right now-

Previouslytv's 90210 recap podcasts.


Are there any former fellow Television Without Pity readers here?  That's what really got me reading recaps, blogs, forums, etc.  So thanks for introducing a giant time suck into my life, Sars and Tara!  And since I love to while away my chores listening to a good book or podcast, at least I'm being productive while enjoying this new obsession. Sars and Tara basically recap/snark on each classic Bev Hills episode- chugging through the first season right now.  It's so good.  And so addictive.

2.  Also addictive?

These damn Barkthins.  A gigantic bag from Costco, hidden in my freezer is slowly disappearing as I listen to the podcast and paint the never-ending project of my duck-egg blue chairs.  Not so hot for my waistline. . .

3.  Bamboo Chandelier
Replacing my dining room chandelier is on the very bottom of my home improvement/decorating list.  Then I spy this bamboo chandelier from Shades of Light, and replacing that old chandelier is all I can think about. . . at least for five to seven minutes before I move on to my next task.


4.  Also thinking about this t-shirt dress from Old Navy.  I have the black, and am ordering the other colors.  For about $27?  It's a no brainer! Note- it's a little more a-line than the picture, which I like.


 It's really soft, you can dress it up or down.  It's flattering, yet barely touches your body.  I like that aspect of clothing.  Especially in the summer.  I would live in a tent dress at all times if possible.

5.  A Romper(?)
I have never owned a romper.  I'm short, and most of the ones I try on look like Bermuda shorts on me. Last weekend I ventured out of my comfort zone with this Lily Pulitzer number.


Ignore my terribly messy closet.  I need some organizational tools in there big time.

I felt a bit like a preschooler (likely since DH has a similar one- see below), but a cute preschooler!   The shorts section was definitely short.  I don't see how a normal to tall person could wear this while remaining decent.
Still I felt very comfortable and cute.  Always goof to venture outside one's comfort zone occasionally, no?

Thanks as always to the Five on Friday ladies for hosting the link-up and allowing me to share what I'm loving lately, ha!


Five on Friday- Drugstore Beauty Finds!

Friday, July 17, 2015

My beauty regime is quick and cheap at best, and downright apathetic at worst.  Odd, as I do wear a faceful of makeup everyday.  However, in the summer my drive to fix myself up ebbs even lower.

Enter some fun finds which are easing my routine this summer- all can be found at Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc.  If you want to get fancy, ULTA has them all, as well.

1.  My dream product has arrived!


  I hate getting out of the shower, drying off, then getting all damp again putting on lotion.  Just annoying.  I was thrilled to stumble upon this new Jergens wet skin moisturizer- you put it on while you are still sopping wet in the shower, then dry off!  Miraculous!

2.  I've been longing to try some of those powder face sunscreens, since sunscreen makes me break out, no matter what claims are touted on the bottle.   However, my dermatologist visit is long overdue, and with my propensity for losing that kind of stuff in the depths of my pool bag, I have very little inclination to spend $50 on sunscreen.  Enter good old Physicians Formula.

 Since using this CC Powder I have neither broken out, nor gotten too much sun on my face, and it doubles as my face makeup.  And it's under $15!  Winner!

3.    Rimmel Provocalips-

This lip color is really fitting into my lackadaisical approach to beauty this summer as well.  It does not come off.  With sunglasses on to disguise my lack of eye makeup, this lip duo makes me look like I spent all morning getting ready.  And it seriously lasts all day long.  I wore it in bright red (Kiss Me You Fool) to a fourth of July carnival, and got so many compliments on my general appearance.  All thanks to the magic lipstick.  I also have a bright pink (I'll Call You) which is terrific and super flattering.  Here is an excellent and thorough blog post giving a rundown on all the colors.

4.  Self Tanner
One of the reasons I quit spray tanning (besides lack of time or motivation), is Morgan's complaints about the smell.   The whole thing just bugged him to no end.  That being said, like most people, I look better with some color.  This is a quandary since my natural color is clear.  I'm so pale I am so see-through.  Anyway, this self tanner is awesome.  It's a super fine mist, with a light touch on the color, so it's pretty difficult to mess up.  Morgan has complimented my tan several times.  Since he's been married to me for 6 years, he knows it's not natural- he states that this is the best fake tan he has ever seen on me.

Putting this on a couple days a week is far preferable than the tanning bed spray tans.  Get it here for buy one get one half off!

5.  Finally, the last thing I want to do right now is stand under a blowdryer.  It's hot outside, I don't want to make myself all sweaty inside as well.  So after reading about it a few times, I tracked down a bottle of John Freida Dream Waves, which allegedly is awesome for air dying curls and waves.

I've now been blow dryer and frizz free for a week.  It feels pretty good, I must say!

Thanks to the Five on Friday ladies as always!  I'm happy to be back in the blogging swing of things- especially now that I have freed up some time with my beauty routine, ha!


Lately

Thursday, July 16, 2015

So I've started painting these chairs for my kitchen,


And am dying to pick out some new pillow and slipcover fabric,


And work on some new paintings like these enormous ones I did for the beach house.




Instead, I am working and dealing with these crazy ones-


 Big girl bike!

 BUBBLES!!
 Sprinkler and sipping on my sparkling waters.

 Playing with mud in the backyard.  Otherwise known as when mama gives up after a couple weeks of rain.


 Mom gives up even further- mall walking and riding the ($!*!!$$) train at the mall.  I broke the seal after convincing DH for the past 3.5 years that it was just for decoration.  Desperate times.
We also hit up MUSE- the kids discovery center which was far more cost effective and super fun.

My munchkins have been in camp (whoohooo!!) this week and the previous.  I think they are thrilled to be among their peers once again- I'm a little nervous about having to explain why camp is over 80,000 times next week.  It's at the same church as Deeds' school.  He RAN up the steps the first day.  I must be getting pretty boring.

Too bad my two weeks of freedom has been filled with errands and work. I am really craving some nice blue chairs in my kitchen.  I'm sure they will be completed by 2016. . .