Monday, April 29, 2013

The Love of a Family Is Life's Greatest BLESSING

The love of a family is life's greatest blessing!  On Sunday, April 21, 2013 we were blessed with yet another grandchild!! His name is BRODY!  My oldest daughter had him so quickly!  He is my 10th and Barbara Jo's 5th child. He was 7 pounds 7 oz. and he is just plain gorgeous!

How Special Are Your Traits??

Have you ever wondered just how special your traits really are?  Well, here is the list:
BLUE EYES-All blue eyes can be traced to just one mutation making you a mere 8% with blue eyes.
CURL YOUR TONGUE-75% can do this
BLONDE HAIR-Only 2% of the population is natural blonde
SNEEZING-About 25% sneeze when they first see bright daylight
RED HAIR-Only about 1% of the population
MORTON'S TOE-This is where your second toe is longer than your big toe.  Only 10% have this.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Classy Clothes

A picture says a thousand here they are:

10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products Under $10

Here is a list of 10 best drugstore beauty products under $10:
1.  Body-Aquaphor Healing Ointment
2.  Body-Jergen's Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moiturizer
3.  Eyes-Almay One Great Coat Dial Up Mascara
4.  Hands-Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing Hand Cream
5.  Hair-Suave Professionals Weather Protection 365 Anti-Frizz and Flyaway Cream gel
6.  Hair-Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray
7.  Nails-Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Ooh La, La
8.  Lips-Burt's Bee Lip Shimmer in Raisin
9.  Face-L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Cream Cleanser
10. Skin-Ambi Skincare Fade Cream

A Tasty Way To Health

Here are 6 foods to add to your diet to have better health:
1.  Avocados
2.  Almonds
3.   Pineapple
4.  Honey
5.  Dark Chocolate
6.  Lemon

Thursday, April 18, 2013

10 Design Ideas We Love

10 Design Ideas We Love:
1.  Rearrange your furniture-It is free!  Always begin with your biggest pieces as a focal point.
2.  Paint your front door-You can transform the look of your home with one gallon of paint,
3.  Add a folding screen-It can help hide the clutter and add a new dimension to your room.
4.  Ungroup matched sets-Swap things around to add interest.
5.  Dress up drawers-Add artsy knobs in decorative colors and designs.
6.  Warm up your walls-Swap old boring white walls for a nice beige paint.  Add accents of color with pillows, plates, bowls, etc...
7.  Re-think your accessories-Change around or add inexpensive pieces.
8.  Use a big basket-It is perfect for hiding shoes, books, magazines, etc...
9.  Get a big  look from small pieces-Add a collage of small mirrors or paintings in a cluster.
10. Fall for beautiful fabric- All you need is a yard or two to put on a pillow or to make a runner.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Turn Your Mirror Into Windows

Kristen Oaks (wife of Elder Dallin H. Oaks)  tells us how to turn our personal mirrors into windows.  Most people are mirrors reflecting their moods and emotions of their time.  Emily Dickinson said: "The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through."  We need to remember:
1.  We have Heavenly Father who loves us.   We need to remember that life is not between the rich and the poor or the slim and slimmer.  It is between good and evil.  Satan will make us think negatively about ourselves.  God would never do anything to debase us or confuse us.  In order to recognize God's voice we must "immunize ourselves through the scriptures."  We can't recognize God's voice until we are familiar with the scriptures.
2.  Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.  Perhaps we have broken windows in our own lives of dreams that have been shattered or people who have let us down.  Maybe someone you love has betrayed your trust.  We can turn to the atonement to heal us.  There is no broken window that can't be healed through the atonement.  Salvation is NOT a cheap walk.  We will have to walk something of the path Christ walked.  We do live in a world of sadness and disappointment but we can be little beacons of light.

4 Ingredient Best Banana Bread Ever!

Here is my 4 Ingredient Best Banana Bread Ever recipe:
1 yellow/butter cake mix (dry)
2 eggs
3-4 mashed bananas
1-2 cups chocolate chips
(Optional 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans)
Mix all together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes (or check until it is golden brown on top and is done in the center).  YUMMY!!!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Classic Pieces

Classic pieces can be found at every price range.  You can go high end or find them for a bargain price.  Here is a list of some classic pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe:
1.  The dressy trench coat-in ruffles, leopard print , or vibrant colors
2.  The graphic sheath-Usually in black and white, and very slimming
3.  The layered tee
4.  The plaid shirt
5.  The lace pencil skirt
6.  The red jean

Thursday, April 11, 2013

No Brainer Weekend Outfit

I always need a quick, no brainer, weekend outfit...Well, here it is:
1.  Print jeans (can be leopard, floral print, fun)
2.  Denim button down shirt (chambray, blue whatever)
3.  Fun flats
VOILA!  There is your fun and easy weekend outfit!  Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Beauty Routine

Yes, here is another list!  I have a beauty routine!  As you get older there is more to do!  Like my Dad used to say, "Youth has beauty!"  So here it is:
1.  Teeth-check up and cleaning
             -bleach (I like Crest White Strips)
2.  Color/Dye Hair-I have to do it every 4-6 weeks.  Yes, get rid of grey hair, it ages you!
3.  Eye Lash Extensions-a beauty must!  Every 2-4 weeks for a fill.
4.  Manicure-every 4 weeks.  I just love my gel nails.  They are my own plus gel on top.
5.  Pedicure-every 4-6 weeks.  It's a real treat plus I go only to the salons that have real big massage chairs, hot wax dips, and free flowers.
6.  Massage-once a year, at least.
7.  Work Out-Curves is my place of mirrors... EVERY DAY except Sunday!
8.  Wardrobe Update-monthly
9.  Stretching-after every work out.
10. Moisturize-twice a day especially at night.
11. Stress Management-I think  that is called "retail therapy"!  (Just kidding...)