Friday, November 21, 2014

smashbook share.

It has been a horrendously rough week in my house. It's just been one of those weeks where things snowball and go wrong left and right like a soda can exploding inside my purse and driving my husband to work with Max starts projectile vomiting in the backseat, evea misses the bus and on and on. so this is what we're dealing with in my house today a one year old with the stomach flu.
 He is napping and I thought I would take a moment to do a blog post and take some down time for mommy. Sorry if this had some mistakes but I am hurrying  and using speech to text and swipe to get this up.  I have been wanting to share this with you guys for quite some time.  you may or may not have heard of smashbooking I made my own and I chose to make it with a discount system I bought a punch off at and I got the rings at Staples . For my clear plastic cover I cut down a cutting board from the Dollar Tree
 for my pages just inside I used all kinds of different things ,mostly scrapbook paper that I already owned and usually folded in half so it would be double sided. this particular page is on ideas that I like for my house I used posted no it's a paint chip from Walmart that I punched in added in and some washi tape
 I have bought and saved little envelopes to use throughout my book and my agenda which is also a disc bound system
 I keep things like this in a little clear envelope in the front that was actually for a 3 ring binder and I snipped that part off added some cardstock and punched it and stuck it on with washi tape
 here are two pages I did. One is on painting chips from my table but I did for my kitchen and the other I asked my family all of their favorite recipes that I make I wrote down all their favorite meals and I also wrote out a couple of the recipes punch them and added them inside
 this is my shelby pages I did one like this for each of the kids this is shelby 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th grade pictures and for each kid I drew a picture of them and wrote things that I love them and attributes: they have around them
 here is the inspiration paid for my kitchen things I like things I want to do
 this is a page I made from Pearl Jam I made a little envelope out of paper and I stuck the things that I caught that they had thrown out inside that plus ben ticket I put our ticket on their bracelets that we had I originally had punched are pit for the faithful band which was for people that got to be in the standing room only but then I decided to stick it down
 here is some of the projects ever has done from school that I wanted to say that I loved so punch them and added them in or a reward she got sent home from school behind that is a page of things that I love about my husband
 this page is a pamphlet for a knit retreat that I try to go to and then the other side has little coupon Shelby made me one year
 this one has a picture of ben and max mowing the lawn he has a smug little look on his face he loves to mow the lawn and I have some journaling on the back of that project life card at flips up and I wrote it on the back of their
 This is a page full of pictures from camping with a journaling card.
 Here is one of evea with a llama and some journaling on a flip up card.
 A foot game we went to and the tickets we got from it.
 My advent calendar. 
 Whiskers and evea with her list front teeth I punched the card and journaled on it
 Max watching the girls leave for school every day.  I Normale on that card back
 My bathroom ravamp
These are some of my favorite pages. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope your week is going better then mine. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

new do..

So. . This happened over the weekend.   I had been wanting to get my hair cut forever and finally took the leap.  I am glad I went back short.  I feel like my self and am loving it.  
It is sorry and day may like me.  Will post more later.  Have a good one guys. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

smitten adent calendar.

It is done!!  I finished knitting all 24 mittens and crocheted the cord to hold it.

I had bought yarn for the project then thought"duh what am I doing "and used scraps from the stash.
 I still need to hang numbers on them. I also don't think this is where it's going to stay but I wanted to hang it up and see how it looks.
 I will do another post when I decide what I'm going to fill them with. Hope you guys are having a great day.  Off to  figure out dinner.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

current knitting project..

I had to share my new projet with you guys because I am obsessed.  I have wanted to knit a advent calendar for years.  Nicholas was digging through options online yesterday and this one won. It is just so stinking cute. 

You can find the pattern here.  It's a free bee and I am just using left over yarn and am almost done with my 6th. I started last night after dinner and its afternoon before my kids are even home...and I did my chores I have not neglected everything else (even though we all know I wanted to). These fit max just to give you a idea of the size. 

I will keep you posted on the progress. But I can't wait to use this and buy little goodes to fill it for my kiddos. I am off to try to sneak in the rest of this mitten before max wakes up. Don't for get to enter my giveaway.  The products areawesome. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

acure organics give away.

I have a great opportunity to share some of my favorite new products with you!!  I reviewed the acure orgnaics shampoo and conditioner, and the marula oil (which are all amazing products I loved) .  They were generous enough to send me a set of those products to share with all lovely readers.  I am so excited to share these with you.  I decided to do it as two give aways that way there can be two winners of these amazing products.  I will give away the shampoo and conditioner as a set and the marula oil by its self.  They are great products the shampoo and conditioner have done great things for my hair and they marula oil has lessened my fine lines and wrinkles and helped to deminish my dark spots.  They are also a great company who is doing great things for both people and our enviorment.  If you want to learn more here is their site and my review is linked up top.  For those of you who just want to order just use the code tryacure for 15% off your first order.  It isn't a referral just a code I searched up for you guys. I love them I hope you will too.  I am off to finish laundry...may the odds be ever in your favor!

Here is the entry for the shampoo and conditioner :)
and here is the link to enter the marula oil

Sunday, November 2, 2014

favorite fall nail colors/must have nail products

Let's start with the nail basics. These are my favorite top base and strengtheners. 
I start each mani with one to two coats of strengthener like nailteks or nail envy. Then a base coat. I have sworn by orly bonded but I am giving sephoras formula x sticky base coat a shot.  ( so far I think orly is better) . I swear by my out the door top coat. It is stronge and shiny and dries crazy quick. Also a cuticle oil or cream
In fall and winter especially I like grayish colors. These are basiclying the same there is commander in chic by sally Hansen and wet and wild wet cement. I love both of these wet and wild is a couple bucks cheaper
a couple good Metalics and a glitter are essential loreal sparkleicious is a nice silver glitter, Fergie going platinum is a nice metallic silver, golden-I by Sally hansen is a good gold.

a good white and a good black are very important for nail art they're used a lot . white on by Sally Hansen is a great white and Ebony Hates Chris is great black.
I love a great teal my three favorites are pure ice internationally known, Fergie Miami spirit and  zoya Giovanna
these are two purple colors that I love  and use them throughout the year wet and wild on a trip and Zolya Odette is on my toes right now

Berry red tones are a must, I love wet and wild haze of love, cover girl crushed berries,  wine to five, and wet and wild under your spell. I love both of these brands played the formula and brushes are great.  
Those are my top fall colors and products for nails.  What are your fall favorite nail products/colors?