Friday, September 05, 2014

September 2014: Decorating Our Living Area For Autumn

This autumn I decided to add a few new photos, hubby hung shelving from Target last month and I added an autumn theme pillow from Festive Home Decor, at Etsy~which was a freebie thanks to Visa prepaid card that I recently won!











Thursday, September 04, 2014

HuffPost Live Remembers Joan Rivers

Thursday Thoughts ~ September 4, 2014


Ramblings of a Surburban Mom



It appears that Penn State has their own 'squirrel whisperer', Mary Krupa. Sneezy allows Mary to dress and pose for photos. With all the crappy news lately it's nice to hear a fluff story once in awhile.



Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys, sat with Marc, on HuffPostLive, this week and discussed the current state of the Cowboys. His insights won't be a surprise to fans but it was a thrill to see him on the HuffPostLive couch!

p.s. I'm married to a lifetime Dallas Cowboy fan! My husband is looking forward to this Sunday!It's football season! He'll be smiling and singing, "My mighty, mighty Cowboys"



Who knew that a cat could be double timing you with a second family? Apparently, 2 different families are in a custody battle for a cat! The cat was splitting his time between these two families. Hopefully they can work out an arrangement before the case goes to court.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

September is National Pain Awareness Month


courtesy Advanced Pain Management

August 2014: We Are Onyx Subscription Box

Here's We Are Onxy Box description from their website: For only $25 per month, receive 5 deluxe-size or full size hair, skin, makeup and lifestyle products from our favorite high-end brands from around the world. Every month we will curate 4 products and you get to select a 5th from a hand-picked selection of luxury beauty products.

Discover your new fave products by watching our exclusive video tutorials and get the best in black beauty tips & tricks from our Beauty Experts and OnyxGirls.

We curate the best products from around the world for our OnyxGirls, and we know you'll love them as much as we do! Purchase even more great products in the Onyx Boutique, share your reviews, and let us know which products you'd love to see in future ONYXBOXES.

What I like is the full-size items and variety. The enclosed card provides more details about the products, in case, you fall in love and want to order more. And can we hear a big "Yeah"! for this beautiful box! You know I'll be putting it to good use!











Monday, September 01, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 1, 2014



This weekend, my husband and I headed to the movie theater to see The November Man, starring Pierce Brosnan. While I wouldn't call it unpredictable, we still enjoyed some surprises, the car chases and gun battles. And of course, Pierce is wicked easy on the eyes! For a date night movie, we would definitely recommend it.

Speaking of date nights, we enjoy our luxury reclining chairs at the movies. If you haven't had the experience yet, we highly recommend them! Very comfortable and roomy.

It was a special treat to have a beer and gourmet hot dog too! We were surprised to discover that the movie theater was serving wine, beer and additional food items. (pizza, gourmet hot dogs) I was so full, I didn't eat dinner that night!

Organizing Junkie

Mozzarella Mushroom Burgers ~ Mostly Homemade Mom

Hidden Valley Oven Baked Chicken, Green Beans, Salad

Bangers and Mash ~ CHow Devine

Fish and Chips ~ Allrecipes

BLT and chips ~ Officially Different

Chicken Cobb Salad ~ Damn Delicious

September 2014: Birchbox For Men

Birchbox offers you samples of beauty, skincare, makeup products so you can give them a try. If you fall in love with them, they've included an information card, that includes product information and prices for full size items.

For $10 for the ladies and $20 for the guys, per monthly box, it's a fun and affordable way to try new products without making the initial plunge.

Stop by Birchbox for more details!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Community: "Thank You For Holding My Hand"


Happy Wives Club

I love leaving little notes for my husband. Sending a text to say, "Hello" is a daily must-do. For me, it's something I do because I just love him so much. I don't want much time to go by without telling him so.

My silly old bear! He is my love, hero, partner, and best buddy. I say a prayer for you throughout the day.

"I've been in love with you for more than 10,000 days and counting"!

Sunday Lunch: Grilled Flatiron Steak with Potato Salad and Asparagus Salsa

I love it when my husband does the cooking! For lunch, he prepared this delicious meal.





ingredients and recipe were purchased from Plated.

Have You Heard Of The Makeup Eraser?

While attending the 40 Plus Divas fashion show and shopping event, I came across this interesting product, Makeup Eraser. There were many ladies around the table inquiring about the product. And why not. If you're like me, you've spent a lot of money on makeup removers that just don't work!

My interest was really peaked when I discovered that Makeup Eraser is chemical free and reusable! Woohoo!!





NowClinic Offers 24/7 Access To Physicans

I wasn't paid for this testimonial. These are my opinions and experiences.



When my husband woke up this morning not feeling well, I remembered a notice that our health insurance was now offering NowClinic to subscribers. I went to the website, created an account for the husband, followed the system requirement instructions, and got my husband ready for his virtual doctor's appointment, all from the comfort of our home.


setting up for my husband's online doctor's visit

After inputting my husband's information and payment information, we were prompted to a list of available doctors. We listened to a quick tutorial while waiting for the doctor to come on. Then we got a visual of the doctor, who started the conversation with some HIPPA statements.

The doctor and my husband began their visit. Then the doctor prescribed a medication, emailed the pharmacy of our choice and ended the visit. We received a copy of notes, for future reference.

Here's the description from their website: NowClinic may be appropriate to use when you’re unable to see your primary physician, during late nights and weekends, to get a second opinion, or have questions about preventive care and/or age- and gender-appropriate screenings. NowClinic might also be appropriate for follow-up appointments, such as reviewing lab results or answering questions about care.

Check with your health insurance to see if they offer virtual doctor service.