Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nail Polish Prayers

This is my beautiful friend Amy when we took a little 'mommy vacation' a couple of years ago. She has been such an encouragement to me throughout the years and the other day she posted something that really got me thinking and I thought I would share! She said that she reserved her time to polish her nails as time she would spend in prayer for her good friends. What a blessing! Then in my study this week one of the questions was about why we don't spend more time in prayer. And as most people would probably attest to.. its usuallly time, priorities... even though we all know that it is such an important part of our lives our schedules get the best of us. So this nail polish prayer got me thinking.. what if I assign each 'chore' to different prayers that I need to be praying? Vacuuming will be time spent praying for my ladies group, washing dishes will be fore close friends, brushing my teeth in the morning I will thank God for everything I can think of..and so on. I just thought after a couple of days of doing this, it will just become natural to pray for those things AND it'll make those chores more meaningful and purposeful.

anyways I thought I would share that little gift she shared with me!

I made these private videos for a couple really good friends a couple of thanksgivings ago to tell them how much I love and appreciate them. This is the one to Amy, and I am just showing you guys so that those who know her and are around her will love and appreciate her too! (as if you don't already!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

I ordered this Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV off of Hautelook recently. If you haven't heard of Hautelook its a site where you can get name brand products/clothing for up to 90% off! every day they have a new set of deals so check back often!

Anyways, I hooked up with Callie from i
n getting these makeup palettes and said I would do a seri
es of makeup tutorial for her subscribers and mine to follow along when
we got them. I received mine yesterday and was so excited to start playing. Mind you, I rarely have a moment alone..let alone time to film makeup tutorials. So with that in mind, I snuck off to film as fast as I could before my little mini me's noticed I was missing (dont' worry, dad was watching them). So I apologize this isn't the best of the best...but hopefully somewhat helpful. I'll be filming more when I get anothe
r chance! enjoy!

Look #1 kind of a copp
er and teal look

Look #2 purpley

Monday, February 13, 2012

highly favored, greatly blessed

its so weird how sometimes you can be thinking about something, and then someone says something, or something happens...and it all comes together at the right time. some might think its coincidence, I think it is favor.
I know that I have been blessed. It hasn't always been that way, far from it...but I DO know that once I put my life in God's hands, things have changed. My life is nothing I ever could have imagined or dreamed. I'm not rich, famous or fancy.. but I have a wonderful husband and three healthy kids that are full of love. Our bills our paid, we have beds to sleep on and cars to drive. What more could I want? I don't need anything, but I know that God has more for me. So... I have been asking for His favor. In ministry, in life, in family and new endeavors I've been asking for His favor, His blessing... so that I can do more and bless more people. I feel like since I have been praying for this so many words of affirmation have followed, opportunities have opened up and my dreams have gotten bigger. There is so much more out there.. I just have to see it, believe and receive. I truly believe He has so much more for you too. Ask Him.. seek and then receive. What father would not want to give the best to his kids? now being a parent I understand that so much more.. and understand His love for me so much more.
So today with dry eyes, sleepy headache and a belly ache..I could not be more thankful, excited and aware that I am richly blessed!!

(I thought I'd add a picture of my little princess, cuz.. well.. she's just so darn cute!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

tired eyes?

my eyes (and mind and body) have been so tired lately. here are some products that might help rejuvenate, reduce puffiness and minimize dark circles!

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Here's an old review I did on some purederm masks I did about a year ago. I'll be doing one on the Beauty Clinic ones soon! Have a great week :)

how to find a good boyfriend/husband

of course after making this video I thought of a million more things that are important.. but atleast its a start!

Friday, February 3, 2012

when in need...give

I hate money. I feel like it is the cause of so much stress, tension in people's lives. So after much hesitation...I've decided to one step further with this couponing. Oh yes... I'm going there.
So after hours of researching, clipping, sorting.. I finally ventured out for my first big trip. (well, big to me) I feel like its especially stressful for me because I'm so bad at math AND I have really bad anxiety. As it is, I usually can't go into a drugstore, grocery store, Target, Ross without having to hit the bathroom within about 10 minutes in a BAD way. Needless to say I know where all the bathrooms are in every store. So this couponing just takes that anxiety up a notch. ANYWAYS, on my way to my first trip.. I got pulled over and got a ticket. GAH! I was so upset and mad at myself. All this planning and sorting and excitement for money I was gonna save, and the ticket will no doubt be more expensive than what I saved. So with tears in my eyes I headed home with a "screw couponing!" attitude. When I came home my husband gave me a big hug and reminded me that money is just money.. not to worry about the ticket and that the worst thing about getting a ticket is the time I spend worrying and feeling bad about it. what an awesome man. So with his encouragement I went back out. I have to say, I didn't do too bad.
my first trip is going to making care packages for our troops!

The awesome thing too was the same day we received 2 letters in the mail from soldiers that had received our last batch of packages and just shared how uplifting and encouraging it was to receive. made it all worth it. All this to say... I give when I am in need..because I know He will always provide for me and when my heart is right... my heart feels good :)

on a totally unrelated note, here is a video of things I've been loving this month. baby is crying.. gotta go!