Monday, December 31, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

The puppies and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Music of the Day: Warren Zevon - "Keep Me In Your Heart"

I love this song. I love Warren Zevon's voice; he reminds me so, so much of Bob Dylan!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Holiday TV Schedule

I recently saw this info on Pinterest, and thought I'd pass it along to all of you who love watching Christmas movies as much as I do! I only wish I saw this back in November, so I knew several weeks ago what the schedules were for all of the shows, but at least I still found it a few days before Christmas arrives! I'm absolutely planning to watch as many of these as I'm able to. Hope you guys find this helpful!

- Nov 21, 8:00PM: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)
- Nov 22, 9:00AM: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
- Nov 23, 6:00PM: Four Christmases (TBS)
- Nov 23, 8:00PM: Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (FOX)
- Nov 27, 8:00PM: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
- Nov 27, 8:30PM: Shrek the Halls (ABC)
- Nov 28, 8:00PM: A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
- Nov 29, 6:00PM: Mickey’s Christmas Carol (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 1, 7:00AM: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 1, 8:00PM: It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)
- Dec 1, 8:00PM: Elf (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 2, 7:00PM: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 3, 5:00PM: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 3, 6:30PM: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Island of Misfit Toys (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 3, 10:00PM: Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (NBC)
- Dec 4, 6:00PM: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 4, 7:30PM: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 5, 7:00PM: Home Alone (ABC FAMILY)
– Dec 5, 9:00PM: The Polar Express (ABC FAMILY)
Dec 6, 8:00PM: Disney’s A Christmas Carol (ABC FAMILY)
Dec 7, 10:00AM: Doc McStuffins Winter Special (DISNEY)
Dec 7, 10:30AM: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Winter Special (DISNEY)
Dec 7, 7:00PM: The Santa Clause (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 11, 8:00PM: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (ABC)
- Dec 12, 9:00PM: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 13, 8:00PM: Christmas in the White House (NBC)
- Dec 17, 8:30PM: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX)
- Dec 18, 5:30PM: Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (ABC FAMILY)
– Dec 18, 8:00PM: It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (CW)
- Dec 18, 8:00PM: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
- Dec 18, 8:30PM: Shrek the Halls (ABC)
- Dec 20, 8:00PM: A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
- Dec 21, 8:00PM: I Want a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown! (ABC)
- Dec 21, 8:00PM: Michael Buble Christmas Special (NBC)
- Dec 21, 8:00PM: The Happy Elf (CW)
- Dec 22, 11:30AM: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 22, 12:00PM: A Chipmunk Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 22, 8:00PM: Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol (NBC)
- Dec 23, 7:00PM: The Sound of Music (ABC)
- Dec 23, 7:00PM: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 24, 8:00PM: A Christmas Story (24 hr. MARATHON begins) (TBS)
- Dec 24, 8:00PM: It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)
- Dec 24, 8:30PM: Shrek the Halls (ABC)
- Dec 25, 9:00AM: A Chipmunk Christmas (ABC FAMILY)
- Dec 25, 12:00PM: Disney Christmas Parade (ABC)
- Dec 29, 8:00PM: Happy New Year Charlie Brown (ABC)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hallelujah - The Voice

Such a beautiful tribute...

Nail of the Day: OPI "The World Is Not Enough" (Skyfall Collection)

Nail of the Day:
OPI's "The World Is Not Enough" (Skyfall Collection)

You can purchase this shade at your local Ulta. To achieve this look, I applied one coat of OPI's Base Coat, two coats of , "The World is Not Enough", then topped with Seche Vite's Quick Dry Top Coat, and Nicole for OPI's Drip Drops. 

Not my best work, but overall I'm really loving this color so far!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year

In light of the horrific, heartbreaking tragedies that occurred this week, I thought it might ease things up just a bit to share this link I found with all of you. Hope it puts a little smile on your face today!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Exhausted. Drained. Worn Down. Tired. 

All of those adjectives accurately describe me right now; I am so tired! I'd really love it if my body gave me a bit of a break and a bit of energy...that's seriously all I want for Christmas! Lately, I've felt like I've been running on empty, with absolutely no energy for even the things I typically love and enjoy. Even the gym doesn't perk me up (usually, a nice work out gives me a lot of energy). This most recent round of Pleurisy has really kicked my tail! I'll be so, so thankfully when I recover and bounce back again. Hopefully I'll  be back to 100% soon....and before Christmas would be grand! In the mean time however, my apologies for the lack of creative content in my blog or lack of the YouTube videos I love making....I've just honestly been exhausted! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday

1. Remember the fire-alarm schenanigans of recent times and how horrid they were? Well, I had finally victoriously resolved the issue of the chirping alarm in my master bedroom recently, only to wake up this morning and hear the fire alarm in the Crate Room chirping away. (Expletives ensued!) Now, I need to change that one too! Thankfully, the ceiling in that room is not vaulted, and the alarm should be easily reached with a step-ladder...looking on the bright side!

2. Last night I checked my email and saw that a package was delivered to my door (according to tracking/conformation information.) Great.....haha yeah, Not! For the umteenthhundreddamntime, there was no package at my front or back door, nor one in my mailbox. Yet again, the dishonest fuck of a postal worker stole my package and marked it as "delivered". So yet again, I had to call the company to tell them I never received my package, filed ANOTHER complaint with the postal service that will undoubtedly go unresolved again, and finally out of sheer frustration, re-routed the address for ALL of my packages to a relatives home, so I will hopefully get them in the future and not have to deal with the idiot postal worker stealing them. Humm I find it REALLY suspicious that it's only the beauty-related packages/magazines that are stolen, and never anything else...yup! (Please note that they were stolen, even with a sign on my front porch that says, "Smile, You're on Camera!"). I am seriously at my wits end!

3. I just decorated stockings to mail out with my Secret Santa's gift. Gotta love some glitter pens!

4. Yesterday, I finally finished decorating my Christmas tree! Yay! (I've never put it up this late before, but I'll blame this one on Pleurisy and just not feeling well.)

5. I need to spend some serious time folding laundry this week!

6. I also need to go to the grocery store....

7. Tomorrow is my niece's 18th birthday.(I still can't believe she's going to be 18!) I can't wait to spend some time with her celebrating!

8. Absolutely loving Korres "Jasmine" lip butter right now!

9.Next week, my "fun" goal in my spare time is to watch as many Christmas movies as I possibly can!

10. Coffee Mate's "Pecan Pralines" seasonal coffee creamer is Ahhh-mazing! (Go try it!) 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

How To Unclog and Clean Your Sink and Shower Drains! (EASY! You'll never buy drain cleaner again!)

I hope you all find this tutorial helpful! Yesterday, the plumber who came out to work on some of the drains in my home was kind enough to teach me how to unclog the drains myself so that I wouldn't have to waste any more money on liquid drain cleaners that just don't work! What he taught me was so simple and easy, that I wanted to pass it along to all of you! (Especially you ladies with longer hair like I have!). I made sure that I practiced this a few times with him here so that I knew how to do it properly, before I filmed this. 

What you'll need:
-Phillips Head Screwdriver (Preferably a magnetic one)
-Needle Nose Pliers
-Paper Towels
-Plastic Bag (Target, Wal-Mart, any plastic bag will do.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday!

Isn't little Rosie looking quite festive in her Santa bandanna?  

Dreaming of a White Christmas, perhaps? ;)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Three Dog Night

A Three Dog Night is a term coined by Inuit & Ranchers (origins are a bit sketchy on who coined the phrase first.)  who were working out on the range/etc and would need to sleep with their dogs at night to keep warm when the temperature dropped. A one dog night was chilly, a two dog night, cold, and a three dog night....well, REALLY cold! Ergo, the expression developed into something along the lines of, "Last night was so cold, it was a Three Dog Night!". After all, what's better on a cool night to keep you toasty other than three fluffy, happy dogs on your bed to keep you warm? Nothing! Even the band, "Three Dog Night" named themselves after the expression! Since the temperatures have dipped a bit around here lately, I can definitely relate, seeing as I have three fluffy, friendly puppies that just LOVE to share the bed and keep me warm at night when they're allowed up lol... 

This looks familiar. ;)
It's apparently a "Three Dog Night" at my home tonight! My dogs were also kind enough to offer a complimentary linen turn-down service while I was in the shower. Isn't they way they re-arranged my bed just lovely lol?

I love how they smile like they're so proud of themselves for being up there! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

FragranceNet Haul: Perfume & HairCare: Innocent, Vince Camuto for Women,...

If you love perfume and amazing hair care products as much as I do, be sure to check out my most recent haul/review on some products I picked up from FragranceNet

Picture of the goodies I got on sale!

During their recent sales (BlackFriday/CyberMonday), I ordered two perfumes and two hair care products. They had the absolute best prices out of every single website I looked at. I was also able to use coupon/promo codes in addition to the sales, AND got free shipping, so needless to say, I was very happy with the value they offer on their products. I also appreciated that they have a secure website, which made me more comfortable ordering through them. Shipping was FAST too! I just had the free standard shipping, and my package arrived within three days. They also included quite a few free samples, so I thought that was a nice touch as well. Overall, I'd absolutely recommend ordering through FragranceNet for perfume/haircare items! I will definitely reorder through them again. If you sign up for their email list, they are also terrific about sending out promo codes that you can use towards a discount on your order.

Items mentioned in the video:

-Marrakesh by marrakesh x original leave-in treatment & detangler with hemp & argan oils 
-Vince Camuto (for Women) by Vince Camuto eau de parfum spray 
-Angel Innocent by Thierry Mugler eau de parfum spray  for Women 
-It's A 10 by It's a 10 miracle leave in product 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Quote of the Day

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
– Helen Keller