Sunday, January 30, 2011

side braid and wave

so i know a lot of girls, teens, moms, college students.. who say they don't have time to get ready or do there hair. hello, me neither!! so when they ask me when i have time to do my hair... the answer is always the same, all of my 'hair do's' don't take very long, or trust me.. i wouldn't do it. i don't ever take the time to blow dry my hair, let alone wash it.
here is a quick, less than 5 minute hair do for ya! hope its helpful

on the way home from church i was driving some youth home and one of the girls made a comment about my hair and i said "ugh, its always a mess!" and from the back my little daughter goes "mom, your hair is never a mess, it always looks the most beautiful" ugh. heart melting. i need to be more careful of what i say.. even little things like that, my little girl picks up on everything...and i don't want her to hear those things come from me.
i tell her every day she is beautiful, but what makes her the most beautiful is her heart. she loves people, loves God, is caring, and is my daughter... THAT is why she is beautiful. (she really is beautiful physically too..but you don't want a girl to have a big head about it ya know?) was a weird day. i blame it on it being my 'time' of the month....that included with the rain, i just felt out of it. after church i came home, put on my pj's and took a 4 hour nap! what the?!
tomorrow is a new day... looking forward to it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream

Pretty pink sparkles! here is one of the polishes from the new Katy Perry line for O.P.I. I love it, it is dense and sparkles real nice. Here's a quick video! have a beautiful day everyone~

oh, and here's a quick video if you need help getting off the glitter!

Friday, January 28, 2011

tooth pain

If you know me, you know I have major dental problems. I have super soft, shallow, small, weak teeth/bones. I didn't lose all my baby teeth in the back either... so the cavities I had from childhood carried over into adulthood. I know a lot of people think that it is all about oral hygeine... which is helpful, BUT my dentist told me "you either have strong teeth or soft teeth". I have friends who brush once a day, never floss and don't have a cavity. Where I brush, floss, mouthwash... and have horrible teeth. After giving birth to my first child, my teeth got even worse. Anyways, I got 4 teeth pulled out. got 10 root canals, 2 bridges and 4 crowns. all of this to say.. I know tooth pain.

Anyways, my husband had been going through horrible tooth pain the last couple of months. One of his teeth actually ended up being pulled. He was squirting orajel, anbesol, taking pain killers, rinsing with peroxide... nothing would help. His dentist gave him a sample of this toothpaste:
Colgate Enamel Protect

how and why had I never heard of this?!?!? ok, it doesn't get rid of ALL the pain.. but it sure helps more than anything else I've ever tried! I started using it to see if it would help with sensitivity and the occasional toothache I still get. I have to say, it is a miracle in a tube. I love it. suggest it, wish I could send it to all of you...

anyways, in a nutshell.. if your tooth is ouchie. get this!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crackle Polish

The new 'crackle' or 'shatter' polish trend is growing so I thought I'd show you how it works. OPI has one that is part of the new Katy Perry line, but as of now they only offer it in black. This crackle polish is called Mia Secret, and comes in a variety of colors. I ordered online for FREE using my swagbucks... Oh yeah~~ the retail on it is about $5 where the OPI is around $9.

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Princess Party

Today we get to celebrate my little girl's birthday. She turns 4 this week. Its weird because I can't imagine life without her. She is smart, funny, compassionate, articulate and so intuitive. really. The things she says and does always shock me... even though I know all of this about her.
My love for her grows every day, and I truly want to give her the best life.
Made me think a lot about God's love for me, and you. As much as I love my little girl and want the best for her... He loves me more. Wants more for me. So as big of a cheerleader I am for my kids, I have the Almighty God rooting for me. He wants me to succeed, achieve, have fun, laugh, enjoy life, experience good things, have a blessed life.
I think most people put a cap on the happiness and joy in their life. They limit themselves....for what reason, I don't know. All I know is.. there is more out there waiting for us to take it.
God not only wants to give His kids what we NEED, but also what we WANT...
can I tell you a quick story?

When I first moved to l.a. I remember needing mascara. I know, dumb.. but mine was all dried out, and I literally didn't have any money. So as dumb as it seemed, I prayed. Asked God for mascara... yes.. with all the wars, poverty, hurt in the world.. I asked him for mascara.
Driving home from school I was looking at the beautiful polluted sunset of L.A. and thought, Wow.. God is so artistic. He is good, and thanked Him for it.
I got home and there was a huge box on my front door step. weird.
I looked and it had my name on it. No one really knew my new address...but ok.
I opened it up...
and people...
it was a box from L'oreal with almost EVERY PRODUCT in their line! there were over 10 macara's in there! I started laughing and crying. oh mascara.
I don't know how L'oreal even got my address or how it got to me. BUT in such a dumb way as mascara.. I learned that God cares. even about the little things. I asked, I received. I think sometimes people think that they shouldn't ask for little things like that, that its petty, not important. This is what I think.. why not pray for all the big, important, major things AND pray for the little things too? I'm not saying that everyone is gonna get a box from L'Oreal on their doorstep. what I am saying is that, God sees... and He cares. Even that His daughter needed mascara.

there is my scattered thoughts for this morning.
love you all.. have a happy Monday!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

God is good.

remember when I said I knew God would provide and that I would tell you about it?
I think that was a little over a month ago.
Now we have a beautiful Toyota Sienna minivan (even the color I wanted) AND a Highlander (for FREE) for my husband. Yes.. God certainly does provide~~ in so many ways, far beyond anything I could wish, want or imagine.
We don't have a lot of money.. but we are rich in love, life and are so well taken care of. I could not have all the things I have if I were try to get it myself....not even close. I am humbled and so thankful that He knows my needs better than I do, and He cares... and takes care. My Father...He truly is my Jehovah Jireh.. my provider.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

move over law

have you heard of the move over law? i hadn't... until i get a ticket for it!
i was driving home yesterday from san fransisco.. i was in the middle of nowhere surrounded by cow farms and semi's. i was in the slow lane... i saw 2 cop cars pulled over on the side, giving someone else a ticket. didn't think anything of it. a minute later a cop was behind me, so i got out of the way thinking he was trying to pass. then his lights went on. "what the?!" i thought. pulled over. my husband was like "maybe one of our lights are out or something". anyways, he comes to the window and says "did you see the two cop cars pulled over?" and i said "yes i did" and he said "did you see the stop lights?" and i said "stop lights? for me? " and he said "No, just stop lights." asked for my license and registration. walked away.... my husband and i were like "hmm.. i don't get it. maybe one of these cars are stolen and he's just checking our registration". the police officer comes back and says "do you know how many cops are killed on the side of the road by other cars driving by? there is a new law that came out 2 years ago. we just starting implementing it. if you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road you have to go to the furthest lane away or slow down to 20mph. did you know that?" and i replied "i didn't know that". and he passes me a ticket. uhm.......
ok. i totally understand we need to keep police officers safe. but he didn't explain why i was getting a ticket UNTIL he handed it to me! and didn't give me a chance to explain!
i was in the slow lane behind a sea of semi trucks. by the time i SAW the cops, i was passing them. i actually DID change lanes when i could, b/c when he pulled me over i was in the left lane. there were only 2 lanes!!!
anyways, depending on the state in which this happens the ticket can be up to $800 and 3 points on your license. AND you have to show up for court.
I wish he would have given me a warning, how do people know when there are new laws? seems kind of harsh for a first time to someone who was driving the speed limit and didn't know...
*sigh. so i thought i'd share so you all knew. this counts for ANYONE on the side of the road. including tow trucks, anyone with hazards on...and so on.
for more info:

anyways.... on a happier note, here are the winners for the Jesus Couture Giveaway!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pink Titanium Curling Iron by Hot Tools

so I finally got a new curling iron! woohoo! mine was so old, squeaky and dirty....
This one is made by Hot Tools and I have to say that it is pretty great! I got it for free on Amazon using my swagbucks. The price on amazon for it is $46.00. If you use a curling iron frequently, I think its worth it. I probably wouldn't have tried it if I didn't get it free, but now having it... I think its worth the price.
anyways, here's a little blurby video about it. basically everything I just typed! haha~
hope you have a good week.

Search & Win

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fun Chop

So I discovered these "cheater chopsticks" a while ago.. that's why little princess is so young.. but it wasn't until recently I found where you can buy them.... the 99 cent store! oh yeah....


today I woke up to the thought of my grandmother worshipping. with her arms out, face up, eyes closed.. sun warming her face... just worshipping...freely.
no pain. no sorrow. no worry. no hurt.
what a beautiful thought. The mystery of heaven is something I can't comprehend or fully understand...but I know that it is real. I know that she is there. I know that she is free. I know that it is beautiful. He is beautiful. wonderful... so thankful He came for beautiful souls like her, so she can spend eternity with Him...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Scunci Evolution

So I was at Target the other day and these little hair ties caught my eye. they 're made of silicone-y jelly kind of.. rubber? so I was curious. I have a problem with my hair ties always snapping as I'm tying my ponytail... so I thought I'd try them. they are surprisingly thick, stretchy and firm. They stay put and do as they're told AND don't pull my hair out when I take it out. So on a whole.. I'd say they are a thumbs up. :)