Useful Screenshots

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I take so many screenshots. It's obscene. I'm always like, "Oh, much easier than writing down, and it saves automatically to...to where? Where is that? What was it even?" So, I am sifting through things I thought were important enough to capture immediately and save to the abyss of my hard drive. Have any good ones to share? Do you do this too? You do this too, right? Inspiration and Pics I … [Read more...]

7QT: I will just sit on the floor and not dance

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Yesterday I was getting Ellen ready for ballet class, and she's all, "I don't want to go. I don't enjoy myself, and I don't like anything about it. I will just sit on the floor and not dance." Ok. Normally I'd just take her and assume she'll get over it, but she did that exact thing last week too. Yay. So, I call the place and tell them not to charge us for next month, get off the phone, and Ellen says, "Just kidding. I want to be a ballerina again." Nope. Until you get your wishy washy self … [Read more...]

#5Faves: Ulta & Sephora Haul

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  What just happened? You ain't in Kansas anymore, baby. Or I suppose Heather actually lives in New York. Whichever. Anyway, I am so SO grateful that she is passing the 5Faves torch on to moi. Based on my predecessors, I feel like a donkey among horses. But, I'm your donkey now. And I'm here to make a donkey out of myself. So why are we wasting time? I have makeup to show you. -1- Christian Dior Contour Transparent Lipliner I DO NOT have room for 85 shades of lip liner. … [Read more...]

7QT: Your problem is

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So glad you've decided to embrace my laziness and love on this new 7QT format. I think the less work I do, the happier we will all be. So, I told some of you that I went on a makeup binge last week - Ulta and Sephora heaven. I am still trying to decide if I want to take classes and get professional training to do makeup. I feel like I have so much on my plate, but it would be veddy fun. But would I do anything with it later? Anyway, not your problem. Your problem is that I haven't shared my … [Read more...]

5 Kids Toys I’d Save From a Fire

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Not much was safe from the Great Toy Purge of 2014. Three large laundry baskets were filled and sit in our basement waiting to be taken to Goodwill on a day when I might have the energy... And, if the kids really loved it, but it made noise, off to my parents' house it went aka where it came from. Suckers. But, I had to save a few things, right? For the kids...and my sanity. Really, I saved more than a few, BUT, if I could only save five toys, these are our house favorites right dis … [Read more...]

Tuna Noodle Friday Comfort Food

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Another meatless Friday meal from me to you. This time in the form of glorified canned tuna. But, when you look into the cupboard and see that and a bag of noodles, you know what to do. Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients: 1 bag egg noodles 2 cans drained tuna 1 bag frozen broccoli triple recipe of this cream soup sleeve of buttery crackers 3-4 tbsp. melted butter parmesan Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400F while you boil your noodles 2. When noodles are ready, combine with … [Read more...]

Oh Hot Damn: Tips for Your Jams

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I know. I know. I've been doing a lot of sponsored posts lately, but I hope they are at least...helpful? I had quite a few backed up after my break, so you're getting them now. And, best of all? They are all my own thoughts and opinions! Woo! I think I've made it pretty clear that I like having my nails done. As a matter of fact, I went to a nail place a month or two ago to get a gel manicure. I love those - when they are done correctly. This time it was, like, $60 for a real disaster of a … [Read more...]

7QT: don’t take into consideration my happiness

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I'm trying out a new format for my 7QT because it's my blog. And, if you don't like it, then, in the words of Simcha, "check your mailbox to find a full refund of every cent you paid me to write this blog." I jest. But really, 7QTs are taking me wayyyyy longer to write than the name would suggest, so Imma try to be rill lazy about this. Let me know what you think. And don't take into consideration my happiness or the entire evening I spent PicMonkey-ing graphics together for this in hopes that … [Read more...]

tl;dr October

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I'm really digging all of your tl;dr posts. It's the lazy in me. Here is what we have been up to lately. 20 weeks tomorrow. Cue up the Bon Jovi. We will find out the gender of the baby, but we are waiting to do a reveal party on my birthday - November 2 aka Dia de los Muertos. I am seriously considering getting a certificate in makeup application. I don't really want the full esthetician license because, well, I can't afford that. If you know of a good certificate program by me … [Read more...]

Perfect Pie Crust (with pictures) + Directions for Apple Pie

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You asked for it! Um, well, someone asked for it. And lookey here: a day without something to blog about. Perfect storm, my friends. It's not that you can't Google a million pie recipes, but why not trust me? I have mad pie skillz, and I know it. My aunt taught me this recipe for apple about five years ago, and now I am the Chancellor of Pie Baking and Director of Dessert Consumption. So, I bring to you: Perfect Pie Crust with Pictures (Because They Might Be Helpful) Apple … [Read more...]