1.06.2011

Almost Missed It


For Christmas my sweet mother-in-law absolutely spoiled me.  I mean it.  I'm actually still is squirming with excitement to think about all of the thoughtful gifts I recieved. One in particular has unexpectedly become my favorite.  Three words..MAC Paint Pot. If you have a remote clue what I am talking about- I could end this post right now and provide justice to this product- but for sake of others who have not yet had the privalege to hear/see/sample this make-up product- I will continue on.  This gift sat in it's box for about 4 days after Christmas.. partly because I didn't work up the energy to put on clothes, let alone makeup. And the other part is because I was almost scared to use it!  I didn't know what it was for.  I found out through a random text from MIL, Bree.  She must have had the 'Mom' radar up and knew I was avoiding her gift.  She told me that she used it for priming her eyelids before application of eyeshadow.  Hummmm.  Okay.  I'll try. What in the world was I waiiiitttting on?! 

This stuff works wonders. I have mine in Painterly, a creamy nude beige color, but they are also available in a wide variety of other colors, not all for the way I use it.. most have color and are meant to be long lasting.
The paint pot preps your lids for the eyeshadow you are about to apply--intensifying the color of your shadows, making them super vibrant. Taking less time to apply because your first swipe of the brush was enough. (May save you money, too!  Less eyeshadow = longer lasting!)  I've also noticed that it keeps the eye makeup you’re wearing in place, preventing creases, and looking great all day!

Hopefully you will find this product as wonderful as I do!  I am really dissapointed in myself for even the contemplation of returning it.  Thanks, Bree for my fabulous gift!

1.01.2011

Year in Review | 2010

As I started to prepare and think over this past year- I almost became overwhelmed with (fun) memories.  Choosing just one thing from each month was such a challenge- so here I am with one heck of a long post to share.  (Soowwwweeyy)
January 2010
VEGAS, baby!  This picture is probably my favorite picture from the entire year.  A New Year's Kiss at midnight.
Spending our winter vaca with the Wingfield's was a blasty blast- Hello from the Vegas Strip!
 February
Record breaking snowfall in Dallas. 
Made for silly times in the snow with my fellow Presby peeps.
March
My first contest winning-magazine-worthy recipe!  My Cinnamon-Toffee Croissant Bread Pudding debuted in Country Woman Magazine.
I was sneaky and planned a surprise birthday party with all of Jordan's closest of our firefighter family for his 28th birthday.  It snowed on this night, too!
April
I met one of my role models, Giada DeLaurentiis (for a second time!) at a book signing in Dallas.  Love her.
 Jenna tied the knot with the love of her life in a beautiful Stockyard celebration
May
Partrick Austin graduated High School!
Love my brothers
 Ashley and Jarrett got engaged, too!!
 June
The end of my long traveled journey to RD-hood
July
We took (another) mini vaca to a sweet B&B with the Wingfield's to the Hill Country- Llano, Texas to be exact. 
Our adventures on this trip make for fun memories- I still chuckle to look at this picture.
July also marked our first, and definitly NOT the last, date with a Crooner.
Mr. Buble-I heart you, handsome.
August
Succeeded my dream- RD status comes to life!
Patrick made his move to Dallas- and we now have one less guest room.
Celebrated 5 years if marriage
September 
Mexico fun with the Collins'. Such a beautiful memory
We were honored to stand with some of our best friend's, Hailey and Justin, as they got married!
October
The Texas Rangers made the World Series Playoffs..and we got to attend (a winning) Game #2.
I also had a rather fantabulous job fall in my lap.  Still loving everyday.
 November
Happy Thanksgiving!
December
Christmas Card pictures are always such a fun part of getting ready for the holidays.
My favorite one landed the winning spot on the card :)
Patrick spent Christmas Eve/morning with us- loved having him with us this year!

A Celebration of the New 2011 Year
Ashley and Jarrett so graciously hosted us for a delicious and low key evening.
The Ladies
The Gents'
Happy New Year!!!
Ending with the way I started this year is just fine with me- with my sweet love..in his arms. Wishing you a wonderful start to this New Year.  I surely can't wait to see what 2011 holds for us!

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