Friday, December 20, 2013

If You're Struggling, Know That There Are People Who Want To Help

Sometimes the holiday season can be more depressing than happy for some of us. If you're struggling, know that there are people out there to talk to. They really want to help.

Each Christmas I Bake Snickerdoodles

Once I pull out the snowman cookie jar, I get the urge to bake cookies!

I'm not sure when it started but during the Christmas holidays, I bake a batch of Snickerdoodles for our son.

Looks like the batch that I baked last night have been well received!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Our Shade of Brown Box Has Arrived ! ~ December 2013

Our Shade of Brown, formerly named My Shade of Brown, is a monthly beauty subscription service with products geared towards women of color. The monthly subscription is only $10 so for the opportunity to 'try out' products it's very affordable.

In this month's welcome card, Our Shade of Brown advises that this would be the last box of the year and the last one for several months. Due to their fast growth, they're taking a few months off to improve their service and offerings.

This month's contents include Chic nail polish prints, a tube of lip stick, MADE GLOW mineral powder, and hair conditioner sample.

Thursday Thoughts ~December 19, 2013

I've missed a couple of weeks of Thursday Thoughts at Ramblings of A Suburban Mom but I'm back! WooHoo!

Do you decorate for Christmas? We certainly do. But, the funny thing is I'm never done! I'll find something, in the back of the closet, and want to display it. Or maybe find an item at Big Lots.

But this year, I am so sick from a bad cold I'm calling this year's decorating DONE!

In this month's My Brown Box, I received notification that this was not only the last box of the year but they're taking a few months off to restructure. Mmm...I wonder if they'll be back in 2014? I really do hope so. I enjoy receiving it.

North African Spiced Shrimp with Couscous from Blue Apron~loaded with lots of different flavors, textures but not a home run for us.

I hope that you will take a moment to send good thoughts, prayers to our homeless youth this Christmas. They are all of our responsiblity. And if you can, please donate to your local homeless youth programs. In Las Vegas, that would be Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Nature Box Subscription Box Has Arrived Today!

In case you haven't heard of Nature Box, for $19.95, you receive 5 different full sized healthy snacks each month. (free shipping) You can pause or cancel your deliveries at any time!

I would highly recommend looking at Nature Box Facebook, Twitter or a blogger post for discount codes! I was able to save 50% through a Facebook ad.

Thanks for watching!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 16, 2013

I'm still under the weather but being the housewife aka Home CEO means I don't have time off. So, I ordered groceries from Vons and created this week's menu plan.

Hubby and I watched "Fargo" via Netflix on our Smart TV over the weekend! He's having so much fun discovering the various apps. When I feel better, I'll be doing the same.

Organizing Junkie

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Community ~ December 15, 2013

While watching the news, my husband and I heard about Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom filed for divorce this week.

My husband turned to me and said, "We'll never know the real reason they are calling it quits but I never though of walking during your struggles. I still love and care for you. It was your battle. You had to fight it but I when you were on the floor, and raised up your hand, I reached mine out to help you get up."

"In sickness and health".

Sunday Community

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