Friday, March 30, 2012

Mawwiage, wove.

Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowow you fowevah and evah.

It's been far too long since I've last seen The Princess Bride!

Anyway, on the subject and mawwiage and wove, my sweet husband brought me flowers home today. My favorite, hydrangeas.

They may or may not have been from a funeral.

Wove, twue wove.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I've recently added a few items to my daily regiment that I absolutely love. And women share these things with each other, right?

First item: Shampoo. If I could have it my way, I would constantly have this in our shower: Lush Shampoo. The specific kind I love is the "Cynthia Sylvia Stout". My sweet friend Megan came to town a few years ago and when we hugged I awkwardly stood there smelling her hair. I love to get Lush at Christmas or my birthday. Practically speaking though, I'm not one to usually drop $30 for shampoo alone.

Which brings me to my constant dilemma of which hair products to buy. I have thick, wavy hair. Pantene makes me itch and Dove weighs it down. I usually grab the Herbal Essences "Hello Hydration" but I'm always annoyed the combo of shampoo and conditioner nears $10. (Hello multiple love Lush. Herbal essences is el cheapo compared to that!)

My sweet friend Bethany, who is in our women's Bible study, had a keratin treatment at the salon recently. I was more than intrigued. I did some research and talked to my haircut lady, and she said she feared the keratin treatment might relax the wave I have too much, but that I should look into some keratin shampoos.

I automatically thought of dollar signs. Then one glorious day, I see this at Wal-Mart: Suave Keratin Infusion. My hopes were not set high because, come on... it's Suave. The epitome of cheap hair care. I am here to tell you though, it's perfect. I bought the shampoo and conditioner (for a whopping $2.64 each). Highly recommend.

Second item: Facewash. I have finally met my match made in heaven. Neutrogena pink grapefruit foaming scrub. The first week I used it, it dried my face out completely. My skin even peeled. I was slightly mortified until the next week when it was so incredibly soft that I knew I'd use it again. I built up slowly only using a few times a week, but now can easily use it twice a day.

Third Item: Facial moisturizer. I've used Cetaphil (actually, the Equate version) for the last few years and it's been fine. But a few weeks ago I was at the Dermatologist's office with T (they've been treating him for a few warts) when I noticed their plethora of freebie samples. I picked up the Eucerin Daily Protection, and haven't thought about Cetaphil since then. It's light and not greasy at all, and a SPF of 30 is an added bonus for this fair skinned girl.

If you're in the market for any of the above, I hope I've helped :) Any lovely secrets you'd like to share with me...feel free!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Gardening Update

Big progress on our gardening front! Take a look at our cucumbers and tomato plants! 

An incredibly generous gentleman at our church, Mr. L, is teaching me the ropes of gardening. I've wanted to learn for several years now, but honestly just didn't know where to start. He is a brave soul for taking on this crew! Here is T raking out some rocks.

Sam spreading the spinach seeds. Her itty-bitty hands were the perfect size for this job!

The hard workers after the job was done!

And yours truly getting the tiller back to the shed. Mr. L actually let me till the spinach rows, but we didn't get any pictures of that lest the tiller run away from me and disaster strike!

So far we have our tomato and cucumber seeds growing inside, and outside we've helped plant potatoes and spinach. Mr. L has planted more potatoes, onions, and english peas.
In other news, have you heard of the game Draw Something? A former classmate of W's tweeted her user name for the game, so out of curiosity I looked it up on the app store. I went ahead and purchased it, and have had the best time for the past 48 hours playing with friends we never get to see. It is essentially like Pictionary via the internet/social media. W drew this picture, but misread the word. He thought it was "window" but it was actually "widow." Too funny.

I've been playing with my sister also. Here is one that she drew this afternoon that was fun.

One friend's word to draw was "Tebowing". I wish I would have snapped a screen shot of his drawing. Priceless! If you are on Draw Something, leave your user ID in the comments :)