Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Makeup routine

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  I thought I would share my makeup routine this morning and its actually something I have never blogged about.  Its funny that I have 2 drawers full of make up but most of the time I stick with  my favorites.
First thing I do every morning before I start putting on makeup is apply moisturizer.  I have to admit I am not too loyal on one certain brand and I tend to use Neutrogena a lot with sunscreen.  Right now I am using Clinique dramatically different moisturizer.

I use 2 different concealers- one for my spots and one for under  my eyes.
I am seriously always breaking out with pimples and blackheads and its driving me crazy.  I spoke to a person working at Sephora a few years ago and she introduced me to Murad acne treatment concealer and I love it! I use it on my cheeks, nose and chin.

I use Cargo One Base foundation+ concealer for under my eyes. It doesn't take but a small dot under each eye and that's it. It blends in real well and you don't see creases and its not flaky after it dries.
My blush AND lipgloss are both Nars Orgasm. I am not a fan at all of the name but the color is perfect for my skintone. I have an olive complexion and it doesn't come across too pink, too orange, etc.  I wear the lipgloss every day and have for years and I always get compliments. I make sure I have an extra tube at home at all times so I don't run out.  They have a Super Orgasm blush and lipgloss but it has more of a gold glitter sparkle and isn't appropriate for my corporate office job during the day.


I only wear liquid eyeliner.  Pencil seems to smear for me minutes after I apply it.  I am hard on my eyes. I rub and touch my face too much during the day and my eyes water a lot. Liquid eyeliner stays on longer for me . Right now my favorite is by Makeup Forever and my second is Urban Decay. I wear Charcoal gray , the brown and I like the dark purple and navy blue. I normally don't buy black because all of them look dark anyway.
I am always on the hunt for the "perfect mascara" and so I switch it around a lot! Right not I am currently using 2 different ones that I go back and forth with.  Cargo Texas lash and Maybelline Rocket.  I have tried every mascara out there it seems. I have tiny stumps for eyelashes so I need at least 3 coats to look like I even have eyelashes. 
 
So that's it. I can put my makeup on in about 15 minutes start to finish. I don't wear base all over and I don't know how to apply eye shadow. I only ever wore eye shadow back in high school and college when I was on dance teams and it had to be sky blue.  Yuck!   I wore it for my wedding but just a little bit.   One thing is I have in my purse, car, desk and nightstand is the EOS lip balm.  When i'm not wearing the Nars Lipgloss, I am addicted to these.  I even have Todd loving them and I buy them for all my friends and family so they can be aware of the awesomeness.

Hope yall have a great day and Oh today's post is my 302nd post.  I didn't realize 2 posts ago that it was my 300th.  Pretty cool!! Thanks so much for everyone and anyone that reads my blog. I am blessed!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebration of Life


Good morning y'all! Happy Monday. Hope you had a great weekend.  It was a crazy busy one for me. Friday night we went to our friends house for a backyard BBQ in Ft. Worth. It was all the gang that is going to Sturgis so we had fun planning and talking about the trip. They grilled hamburgers and turkey burgers. Everything was yummy. For dessert, Bobbie made cookie ice cream sandwiches.  Hello tasty goodness!
Saturday morning , Todd and I drove to a friends house to pick up some lawn equipment that we bought from them.  Like us, they recently got married and had 2 households to merge and doubles of many things. Yay for us because we got a nice mower and leaf blower and an edger.  When we got home and was unloading my truck, I felt something on my leg and when I looked down , my shoe was literally covered and crawling with ants. I screamed and pulled my sneaker off and threw it down the driveway.  I had stepped in a nasty ant bed that had crept up recently with the rain storms we had.  Todd was so sweet, he tried cleaning my shoe and then they got on his arms.  Yuck it was so awful! Both of us got away with just a few stings.  
I had a project to make for dads party that I already committed to and told my stepmom I would make. I had a HUGE poster board the size of a large rug. I covered it with pictures in chronological order from when Dad was in hospital , had the surgery to walking me down the aisle and his birthday in November.  I'm glad I made it because everyone seemed to enjoy it. My grandma cried as did I when I was cutting out the pictures and reliving those tense moments. 

Dads "rebirth@ party was so great! Deb really did a great job on planning it and thought of everything.  They had it catered from a good friend who does great BBQ. We had sausage, chicken and brisket with tons of sides. Buckets and coolers of drinks from beers to sodas and boxed wine which was quite tasty.  They hired this band that they had heard play several times at one of their favorite restaurants and so glad they did. It was 2 guys that looked like farmers right off a tractor but dang they could sing. The main vocal sounded just like Gordon Lightfoot and he played some of his songs. It was a great turnout and I would estimate that over a 100 people showed up. We had it down at dads mancave and had tables set up and even  porta-potties.   
So my cousin Larry surprised daddy with the large Club Schmitz sign and it was so  awesome to have it. If you look closely, someone put dads picture over the Dos Equis poster stand.  Everyone posed in front and had pictures.

Deb and dad

The flash was crazy bright! And we were all squinting.

My hubby!

My girlfriend Wendy , T, and Di


My stepsister Rachelle flew in from Cali.

It was so great seeing friends and family come together to show love and support and friendship to Dad.  I think he had a good time and felt pretty special! 

Yesterday , I drove to McGregor , TX that's just past Waco to support a friend of mine who is crazy talented. She is also a blogger at Redneck Chic.  She makes jewelry, shirts, purses, etc that has her fun flair and unique taste.  Robelyn sells on Etsy but she also has booths at 2 different antique stores around her area. She was having a special Pop-UP store sale and I thought it would be fun.  She made me the cutest Mr and Mrs pillowcases for my wedding gift and they match my bedroom decor. I need to take a picture for y'all.  I didn't take pictures of anything I bought come to think of it.  I purchased the cutest steering wheel cover this has blue pompom trim. I'm a sucker for pompom trim!  It was a nice antique store that went on forever. I also bought a footstool and an old vintage quilt that has 2 huge holes but I'm hoping   I can get patched.  The quilt was 20$ and so I couldn't pass it up.  
The traffic was horrible coming home but when I did, Todd had dinner ready and a glass of wine poured. Ahh! 
A lady in one of my Facebook online garage sales makes homemade tamales and she delivered 2 dozen last night.  We will be having those for dinner tonight and snacks this week. 
So there is my long recap of my weekend.  Hope y'all have a blessed day! 
Holli

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In a fog

Its Thursday and I'm so glad the weekend is close by.  Saturday is going to be a wonderful day of celebration and I'll be at Dads one year anniversary ( new birthday) of his double lung transplant.
It's hard to think that this time last year, dads health was declining rapidly and was at our desperation stage of anything and a miracle. 
This is Dad , a week after his surgery and eating a burger.  The guy next to him was the hospital priest and he's still in touch with us.  Having a burger was HUGE, the last few months leading to the surgery, dad couldn't eat because it literally wore him out.  He lost too much weight. It was awful to see him struggle. 
And here is dad last week riding one of his horses. I tear up thinking how awesome this is. 

I am currently on a medication that helps with the dizziness but I feel like a zombie. It makes me very tired and Todd said I look "checked out".  All I want to do is lay down.  Kinda hard to do when you're at the office.



Good news is that we're getting rain right now in Dallas and we so need it! Its bringing the temps down which I am happy about  it and our yard is getting watered.   Perfect napping weather.....


 

Have a great day y'all! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Something's gotta give

Hey y'all, happy Tuesday.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and your Monday was decent.  I am still having dizzy spells and actually look forward to my Drs appt today.   Yesterday when I woke up, I had a small headache and I had a bad dizzy spell just before I left the house.  I feel like it made my brain a little scrambled.  For lunch yesterday , I went to pick up something from Canes for both myself and my boss who had meetings and couldn't leave.  When I got to the window, I paid for the meals , got my change and our drinks and drove off. LEAVING the FOOD BEHIND!!!  What's worse is that I didn't even recognize this until I reached my last exit a block from the office. I had to turn around and go back and I said " yes this is the airhead that left her order".
On Saturday , Todd and I were going to our favorite Chinese restuarant in our old neighborhood.  We had started working on organizing the garage and so I was gross and sweaty.  After I showered I put on a new tshirt I bought from Old Navy and the tag was really scratchy.  Yes I know I seem like a 5 yr old but I hate tags! So I went to cut it out and proceeded to cut a fairly large hole in my new shirt that still had tags.  Luckily I have long hair and wore it anyways! Haha

The hole in the shirt was nothing compared to the doozy I let happen to my foot.  Earlier that morning ( Saturday) I got in a hurry while getting ready to meet friend for breakfast and I ran into my hat tree in our spare bedroom. As it was falling, instead of getting out of the way- I tried catching it and the heavy base landed right on my foot.  It cut my foot and swelled instantly.  It bruised up pretty  bad and boy did it hurt!  
Here's a pic about a minute after it happened:
Here it is today , the swelling is down but more green and purple :

So needless to say, I should have worn a helmet and body armor and sat on couch  but who has time for that? 
Good news is that after church on Sunday , we continued tackling the garage and we made room for Todd's car. His is newer and my truck is ok parked in the driveway.  The Harley has more space and Todd is a happy man! 
Oh and I also read the whole book " Gone Girl" over the weekend.  It's going to be a movie and I wanted to read the book first. It was really good y'all! 

I'm kinda rambling so I better end this post. Have an awesome day and I leave you with a song called Grace from one of my most fave singers Ed Kowalcyk.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

My head is spinning

Hey y'all, I thought I would try to get a quick post out today. I really really love blogging believe it or not. I just haven't been feeling all that great.  I finally have a Dr's appointment for next Tuesday which is the earliest they could see me. Craziness I tell you! I have to see my primary though because i'm still  paying out the nose for my Doc in the Box visits in February for my asthma.  I feel like this year I officially started falling apart. I used to be the gal with perfect attendance in school, work, anywhere. I rarely got sick and let it get the best of me.  This getting old sucks!
I have people taking bets on what my current ailment is. Some say inner ear infection, Meniere's Disease, Vertigo, my migraines, one person even texted me asking if I was preggo. Um that would be NOOOO! My husband and I both have been fixed which is a whole other discussion.  I really don't know why I am having the dizzy spells but I wish they would leave.  As mentioned in Wednesday's post, I am going to Sturgis and I cant be dizzy and fall off the motorcycle!
I am feeling an improvement since Tuesday when all this mess hit me so I am grateful for that.

I keep thinking of this old song that I grew up with:

 
I feel like an "airhead" in every sense of the word. HAHA!  I am good as long as I don't have to bend over or make any sudden movements.  You know how hard that it when you work from home on Fridays and have  a precious puppy that wants all your attention?!
 
 
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Have a great weekend and if you're in Dallas stay cool! Its going to be crazy Hot!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hodgepodge

Thank goodness for Hodgepodge questions so I can do a quick post this week!
 

1. July is National Anti-Boredom Month. When was the last time you were bored? What's your go-to cure for boredom?  I stay constantly busy. I cant tell you the last time I’ve been bored.  I love to read, I’m still unpacking at the house, I can get on Pinterest on ipad and be lost for an hour.

2. What's the last thing you made a reservation for?  I made an airplane reservation flying into Rapid City, South Dakota for first week of August.

3. What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'? Any plans to make it happen?  This ties into question #2- we are going to Sturgis! It’s been planned since last year and I cant believe its almost here. I am not allowed to take any vacation days off of July so i am flying in for the weekend. Todd and our group are riding the bikes there and back.  Its my second time to go but my first time to be there with Todd.

4. What's your favorite summertime sip? I love Arnold Palmers- sweet tea mixed with lemonade

5. What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension? Its best to just let them vent and get it out. Listen to them and see if there are valid points that you can agree on.  If its really out of control, just walk away. 

6. Your favorite film set in summer?  I would say Grease.  The movie takes place at the end of the school year and summer is about to start.  I loved that movie!!  I also loved all the campy beach movies with Annette Funicello and Frankie .

7. What word are you using too much lately? Merger..    I’m constantly saying “due to the merger”, “because of the merger”,  “the merger”.    Cant help that my work life which is over half of time spent has drastically changed. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.  I am working from home today and I am super sick. I got up for  work yesterday , drove to office, had some breakfast and then out of nowhere- I got so dizzy I couldn’t see. I got super nauseous and hot and my coworker drove me back home. I was too dizzy to drive.  I have had spinning spells today too and its awful.  My stomach hurts and head is dizzy and not sure whats wrong with me. I had to train a class earlier and man it was very hard to get through!  I don’t have  time to be sick and this bites.  I sound like a total downer today yall but I don’t get this sick too often.

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day!!

After a long exhausting week even though tomorrow is a holiday- I am so ready for it to be Friday!
Working through this merger, my team is not allowed to take any vacation days off at all the whole month of July. I will appreciate tomorrow a great deal!  We have a some dear friends who are having a party tomorrow night to celebrate one of them becoming a US citizen.  Mike (the husband of Caroline ) is originally from Canada and has completed all the courses, signed the forms, taken the oaths, etc and is an American as of just a few days ago. I think its great timing to celebrate his being a US of A citizen.   I hope we can see some fireworks from somewhere nearby.
I am super duper excited for a family party out at my uncles house in East Texas on Saturday.  My most awesomest ,lovely, bestie cousin Lauren is driving down from Georgia to see her new nephew ( my newest cousin) and the rest of the fam.  We are taking Jax too for his country adventure. I even bought him an Old Navy July 4th t-shirt for him to wear.  It will be nice to see Nanny again too since it's been 2 weeks.
Sunday we have some friends coming over for dinner after church so we have a pretty full weekend planned.  Please be careful out there and have tons of fun!
Remember the most important thing: we are free BECAUSE of the brave!




God Bless!