Saturday, July 09, 2011

Carmen By Model Model: Two Points of Views On This Popular Wig

Our first video review explains why this isn't the wig for her.  I think it's a nice color but I do agree it's too much hair for her.


I want to thank Marcus for introducing You Tube to me for wig reviews!  I'm learning so much from these ladies on wig care, wearing a wig, styling tools and best wig store websites!

A Few Tips for Maintaining Your Manicure from The Painted Nail

I love how great my nails look and feel after a manicure and pedicure.  Who doesn't?  And unless you have the funds to to treat yourself on a daily or weekly basis than you're going to want tips for maintaining that look at home.

My home nail maintenance stash includes a bottle of cuticle oil, Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer, a jar of vanilla body scrub, nail files,Sally Hansen nail polish remover and a bottle of Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top Coat.  I find that before going to bed works for me.  It's also easier to have my husband willing to paint my nails.

Nail maintenance tips courtesy of The Painted Nail

Friday, July 08, 2011

Show Us Your Life at Kelly's Korner: Side Dishes

This week Kelly is asking for participants to post their favorite Side Dishes!  Here's one of our favorites!  During the hot summer we'll eat these as a main dish!

White Bean and Tomato Salad courtesy of Everyday Food

  • 1 can (14 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together beans, tomatoes, scallions, oil, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
  2. To store, refrigerate up to 1 day.  We never had that enough leftovers.

My Brie Wig: Changing the Style

I love this lip color.  And do wish I knew the name of it.  It actually came as part of a make up kit.

I always use Revlon Photo Ready foundation, in Cappuccino 011.

I really like the swept bangs.  Not bad for a 49 year old mom!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Whats Your Favorite Hamburger Toppings?

Since we're officially into summer and hamburgers are my favorite summer food I thought I would present this question "What are your favorite hamburger toppings"?

Me - Sauteed onions, bread and butter pickle slices, tomato slices, mustard, ketchup and crumbled blue cheese

This photo courtesy of Food Network

Would Like a Pocket-Sized Home?

Charles and I have always said that when we finally buy a home it wouldn't be a large one.  We know that we won't need the space, want to live in a nice area and have a great outdoor space.

It seems more people are looking at the smaller homes aka pocket-sized homes as a way to downsize their stuff, lives and help out the environment.

San Francisco 528 square feet home currently available for $550,000

Less stuff, less living expenses...that definitely sounds appealing to us.  How about you?

Zipcar - A Car Sharing Service for Occasional Driving

I first of heard of Zipcar last year while watching a morning TV show travel segment. It peaked my interest so I decided to do some research.

This is a service that focusing on the growing population of carfree people.   It's different then renting because you pay an annual membership fee to join.  When you want to reserve a car you either pay a hourly or daily rate.  Your gas and insurance are included. 

There are two plans, Occasional Driver and Extra Value Plan.  Check the website for details.

There's self service access 24/7 to the vehicles.  Most of their locations are located in large cities and college towns.  There currently is no location in Las Vegas or Nevada.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Hubby Has a New Full Time Job! Way to Go Big Daddy!

Hubby in our galley style kitchen in San Diego!
I'll miss having the company while I'm working but this is a great opportunity for him and our family.  He'll be working full time for the local bus transportation company.  Another plus is that he'll have full health, dental and vision benefits! 

Monday, July 04, 2011

Me and My Little One !

I realized I hadn't had a photo of us together in a long time! 

What To Do With Hubby's Old Ties? Turn Them Into a Belt

Charles' old ties from his days of working hotel security got me thinking.  I need a belt but didn't want to purchase one.  So, I grabbed one of his ties!

I actually like this idea!

Happy July 4th from BerryMorins Bits & Tips

Candace Crawford Marries Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Football Player

Candace Crawford in her beautiful wedding gown surrounded by her 15 bridesmaids.  Looks like she had a lovely wedding to Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys.

jumping tandem: Sunday

jumping tandem: Sunday: "He split the Sea and they walk ed right through it; he piled the water s to the right and the left. He led them by day with a cloud..."

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Prince Albert of Monaco Got Married Yesterday!

Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock were married in a beautiful church this weekend.  Her wedding dress is glamorous and classic.  I love the choice of a small bouquet so one can focus on this beautiful dress!
I send best wishes to the happy couple!

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