Sunday, October 31, 2010

My very first giveaway!!!

Today is my first giveaway and I am very excited! Thanks to the great people at CSN Stores I am giving away a $35.00 code to use at any of their 200+ stores. They have everything you could ever need for your home and more.

One of their site I really like has nothing but barstools. We are moving to a bigger place in a week and I am wanting some really nice bartstools for the bar. I love this one below...

So if you would like to win a $35.00 gift code that's is good at any of their 200+ sites at CSN stores here's how,

1. Go to and come back here, leave a comment with blog link and email on what you would use your $35.00 on- 1 entry

2. Become a follower - 1 entry

3. Blog about the giveaway- 1 entry

Giveaway ends November 6th at 3pm CST and winner will be announced November 7th!

Friday, October 22, 2010

MAK Review: Maybelline The Falsies and Covergirl LashBlastVolume

I was not born with lush long lashes like some of my blessed friends (Michelle!!), but thank goodness they now have products out there to make you SEEM like you have those gorgeous lashes. I recently bought Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies and Covergirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara.

Both of these could definitly be worn seperate but I use both (in waterproof cause I have over active tear-ducts) with the falsies first and then the lash blast second. They dont flake at all and the 'very black', which is all i every get mascara in, looks great. They only down fall I have is that it is a little more difficult to get off since it is waterproof. Besides that it is great!.

I have tried other mascaras that say they make lashes look longer or what not byt they do fall short compared to these two. They were each about $8.00 but well woth the cost. If I had to only live with one it would be the lashblast just because I like the brush a lot better.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MAK Reviews: Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

So here is my second review: Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

I have very dry skin and do get a lot of breakouts from time to time. I have gone through so many different facewashes and cleansers its not funny! I finally found this while I was pregnant with Kimber. I broke out so bad for the first 6 months of pregnancy and couldn't get anything to clear it up or keep my face moisterized. When I used it for the first time I knew it was a keeper. I use this about everyday ( yes I know thats bad not to use everyday but hey Im a mom and I get tired lol). It smells good without that chemical smell a lot of anti acne products have.

I want to try thier new creamy cleasner version they have now, but keep forgetting to pick it up at wally world lol. This facewash is very mild and little drying. I use a great moisterizer which I'll post about later. The little beads are not very rough at all so it won't scratch your face but does get a lot of those hard black heads out. Its about $5-$6 depending are where you buy your hygene products at.

This keeps my face clear and doesn't break out half as much as it used to. So in conclusion, it smells good, inexpensive, and really works! Two thumbs up!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MAK Reviews: Victoria Secrets Sexy Little Things Noir

So I have decided to start a section called 'MAK Reviews'. I'll be reviewing things I personally use and give my two cents of how it is. I like reading reviews and thought, "Hey I could do that!"

Here is my first offical review- Victoria Secrets Sexy Little Things Noir

My sweet husband bought this for me last week. It came as a kit except for the center bottle which I bought seperate. It comes with creamy lotion, creamy shower/bath gel, a small perfume, and a larger perfume with one of those old fashioned ball sprayers. I found out about this scent from my awesome friend Monica you was letting me use it almost everyday so I had to get my own lol

It is a very delicate smell and comes in pink packaging which I love! Here is the description from VS website, Sexy Little Things Noir™ is an enchanting blend of sparkling nectarine, sultry amber and exotic orchid.

I got the set for $58.00 and then the extra bottle for $22.00 well worth the price. I feel very pretty and a little sexy when I put it on and what girl doesn't like that? If you are looking for something that last a long time on you but not overbearing and you really want to invest in something that is timeless I would definitly suggest Sexy Little Things Noir.

Meet Waddles...

Meet Waddles...he is a cute little peguine that enjoys cuddling and being carried around. He's owner Sydnee does not like to leave him alone and takes him everywhere she goes. He is such a loved member of the family and brings smiles to faces when he enters the room.

Thank you Waddles for keeping Sydnee snuggled while sleeping, a friend when playing, and a supporter of watching Nemo for the millionth time lol.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Roast, potatoes, carrots, and garlic rolls

I made some yummy comfort food tonight. I made a roast in the crockpot for 8 hours today. Rubbed it in garlic salt and the covered it with three cans of beef brith, two packs of onion soup mix, and a cup of water. It comes out really moist and yummy. I used cut up golen potatoes and baby carrots. For the rolls I did cresents. While they were baking I brought 2Tbs of butter and 2 Tbs of olive oil to a simmer and then added 1Tbs of minced garlic and 1Tbs of parsley and set aside. When the cresents were done while warm I brushed the mixer over the rolls. Nice dinner for a nice fall day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Decorations

Fall is Here!

Fall is here! I took a little time to make some decorated halloween cookies and they came out good for a first timer i think. I used a simple sugar cookie recipe and then made and colored my own icing. What do you think?