Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Birchbox For Men August 2014



Birchbox for Men is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription service for $20. Check out my husband's July box!

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Saving At Target! Shorts and T-Shirt

When I have to pick up a prescription, at Target, it's fun to walk the aisles. Especially this time of year! Summer items are on sale and it's still hot enough in Las Vegas to get plenty of wear of them!

I managed to pick up this V-neck t=shirt and shorts for under $30!

Have You Discovered "Go Curvy" Yet?



Go Curvy is a live webTV talk show that streams every Thursday at 2PM PST! Hosted by the amazing Sherry Lee Meredith, this show aims to inspire curvy women to embrace their figures with confidence! You'll see a variety of topics discussed, that range from fashion, makeovers, jewelry, movers and shakers in the Curvy community.

Check out Go Curvy and @GoCurvy

Monday, July 28, 2014

We Are Onyx Box Has Arrived! July 2014

We Are Onyx Box is a beauty, grooming and make up monthly subscription for women of color. Each month, it will contain samples and some full size items for you to try out!

It's only $20 a month, can be canceled anytime. You'll receive your box via snail mail.







New Target Threshold Shelves

We've been wanting new shelving in the living room area for awhile so when I saw these Threshold shelves on sale at Target, I grabbed them up! bonus: 2 frames included.

Hubby was in charge of hanging them and did a wonderful job!

Menu Plan Monday ~ July 28, 2014



Organizing Junkie

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops, Rice, Salad

Barbecued Picnic Chicken, Macaroni Salad

Mongolian Beef, Sauteed Vegetables

Chicken and Waffles

Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Wrap

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Birchbox For Men ~ July 2014

If you aren’t familiar, Birchbox For Men is $20/month and just like Birchbox for Women, your guy receives monthly deliveries of deluxe grooming and lifestyle samples, tailored to their profile.

Since I am already subscribing to Birchbox, for myself, I thought it would be a nice treat for my husband.





Sunday Brunch: Dutch Babies with Blueberries



Now this is a wonderful way to wake up in the morning! Dutch Babies with Maine blueberries and powdered sugar! Just brew a coffee and you're ready!

Sunday Social ~ July 27, 2014



Sunday Social

1. 3 favorite songs right now!



Well, that's too easy. "Outstanding" by The Gap Band, "Through The Fire" by Chaka Khan and "What You Won't Do For Love" by Bobby Caldwell.

2. 3 favorite movies that remind you of summer.

Something's Gotta Give, "Grease", and 'Dirty Dancing" remind me of summer! In "Something's Gotta Give" I have a huge crush on the house! Wouldn't you just love to spend a summer vacation in that house?

3. 3 favorite articles of clothing you own

I'm sure I'm not alone in this but I do love my yoga pants! Great for working out, taking a walk or just lounging around the house! During the summer, I love my khaki shorts! They go with every summer top and can be dressed up too!



4. 3 items on your wish list.

Fall means it's time to buy a couple of new fitted blazers and Eddie Bauer turtlenecks! I'll also be needed a pair of new tall black boots!

5. 3 books you would recommend to someone.

I recently finished reading "Booby Trap" by Sue Ann Jaffarian. I love her style of writing, including having the hero be a curvy gal. (like me)

"The Cupcake Queen" by Heather Hepler. Yes, I would consider this book a 'coming of age' story but even this grown up was entertained.

"Rules" by Cynthia Lord is about being different, acceptance and that nasty word, "normal". I loved this book so much that I highly recommend it to all ages!

Sunday Community: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15



Today, I was reading "The Results of Generous Giving" at Bible Gateway.

I really enjoy the overviews at this website. I'm always enlighten and seeking to learn more! Always learning! Yes, I'm a lifetime student!

1. giving is an individual decision, a private matter. 2. giving should be determined after much thought. 3. giving is a private matter, not for public acknowledgement or rewards.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Volupties Underwear Subscription: July 2014

Volupties offers an underwear subscription service for curvy ladies, for just $12, your first month! (It’s $17/month after that) When you join, you provide your underwear size and each month you will receive 3 pairs of quality sexy underwear from well-known brands via snail mail!

Here's how my Volupties package arrived in the mail today. The small plastic bag actually fit perfectly in our mailbox. A plus for me because I didn't have to stop by the apartment manager's office to pick it up.

ps They're delivering to Canada too!



I really love these beautiful, sexy selections! Woo hoo!!

Tuesday Dinner: Lamb, Mint, Pea Orecchiette



The ingredients and recipe were purchased from Blue Apron. It was was quick to prepare but my husband isn't a fan of lamb. So, I made him some pasta without the lamb.

I wouldn't make this again, with the lamb. I found it much better without it!

Totally Loving This Nail Polish Color! Essie Marshmallow



I love this summer's hot colors but it's also nice to go with something different. Essie Marshmallow is a great nail polish color for summer.

I liked it so much, I bought a bottle!

Thursday Thoughts ~ July 24, 2014



Ramblings of a Suburban Mom



HuffPostLive synopsis: Your family includes 7 billion people, and author and Esquire editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs will explain how. We discuss his plans for the world's largest family reunion and the importance of our genealogy.

Thanks to ancestry DNA testing you could discover that your spouse is a distant cousin. That was the topic of conversation when Caroline spoke with A.J. Jacobs, a Esquire writer ,Jen Baldwin, at FindMyPast.com, Mike Mallin from MyHeritage.com and Thomas MacEntee on HuffPostLive.

When our son had his ancestry DNA tested last year, he discovered he's related to Warren Buffett and Leo Tolstoy! And recently, I sent my ancestry DNA test to 23 and me. I'm really excited to see what the results are going to be.



Hallie Bibeau spotted a mother duck and her ducklings crossing the road while she was driving and because she’s not a monster she stopped her car to let them cross..and then saw something tragic. The mother duck was hit and killed. While she was helping the remaining ducklings crossed the street, she received a ticket for improper parking.



HuffPost Live features Snoop Dog, David Lee Roth, The Roots, Wayne Brady and several other musical guests to great this fun freestyle rap mash! I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did!



Michael Rapaport, actor-director, shared his views on celebrities using Kickstarter. "Me, personally, I wouldn't use it." "Kickstarter is for undiscovered talent, first-time people".

I've never contributed to a celebrity movie project fundraising before. But I have contributed to newbies. They don't have the clout and funds so I'm happy to make a contribution!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: Soprano Colorblocked Sheath Dress

SOPRANO Colorblocked Sheath Dress: sleeveless sheath dress with scoop neck and colorblock front bodice, back zipper.

Fabric: Polyester/Rayon/Spandex Gwynnie Bee: email: gwynnie@gwynniebee.com

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