Archive | October 2014

Looking Beautiful and Feeling Beautiful

When I was 15, I finally talked my mom in to letting me wear makeup.  So my aunt took me to Macy’s and got me a Lancome makeover and bought everything I needed.  I loved that Lancome makeup and in fact still do but it does get a little pricey.  When I was in high school I would get up extra early every morning to do my makeup.  In college I wore it sometimes but not a lot.  A true southern belle would never admit to this, but now I hardly ever wear makeup.  So I hate paying big bucks for makeup that just sits around waiting for me to use it.  So a few weeks ago I purchased some of that E.L.F. Cosmetics.  This stuff is dirt cheap like the most expensive thing being $6.00.  So you get what you pay for right?  Well I’m not so sure about that.  I was really impressed by their products.  I love the way their makeup makes me feel and how it looks on me.  I have a hard time finding makeup to match my skin but I feel like this makeup blends good and does not make me look orange.  So if you are in the market for a cheap makeup I would totally give E.L.F. a try. 


Six Months Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months already since the kids moved back home from South Dakota.  I have loved almost every minute of them being back.  The five-year old is so attached to us now that she starts bagging her mom to see us when it has been a while.  The ten month old reaches for us now because he too is so used to us being around.  After the first time we took the five-year old to the local museum center (Children’s, History, and Local museums) she was addicted, so much so that we bought a pass so we can take her over and over.  The newest thing the five-year old wants is for us to take her to Disney World.  And my dad, of course is considering it.  I have even watched both of them one day when the ten month old was sick and couldn’t go to day care.  Both of the kids birthdays are coming up in the next few months and we will be able to see them for their birthdays and Christmas!  I love these kids so much! And now there is going to be another one!  Early next year number three will be joining the mix.  Wow!  That is going to be crazy but fun.  And we will be able to see the new baby as soon as he or she arrives.  I’m going to need a bigger car and we are going to need another car seat!  

Looking Back

To me High School was just four years of my life that got me to college.  There are only a few people from High School I still keep in touch with and with that I am just fine.  But these past few days I have been thinking about High School a little more.  I learned the other day that someone I went to high school with had passed away.  I was not friends with this person nor have I seen them since high school but it still saddens me.  I am 30 years old, people I went to high school with should not be dying.  We are in the prime of our lives and to be taken for whatever reason/reasons is just not right and to be frank it is scary. 

Missing Blue Bell

I love that all my favorite shows are back from the summer break and are fresh with new episodes, but there is one show I am really missing right now, Hart of Dixie.  That’s right I am missing Blue Bell, AL!  I can’t wait to catch up with Zoey, Lemon, Wade, George, Brick, Levin, Meatball, Magnolia, and so on.  A few years ago when I started watching it on Netflix I never dreamed I would become addicted to the show.  I can’t wait for the shortened season to finally start, whenever that may be.  I hope this new season does not disappoint.  I hope the new season gets here quick, I need to return to Blue Bell and my southern friends. 

Here’s to 75 Years

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the movie Gone With The Wind.  As I have mentioned many times before, that is one of my all time favorite movies.  I will never forget the first time I watched it.  I was memorized!  And that scene where you see Rhett for the first time, where he sees Scarlet from the bottom of the steps at the bar-b-que, that was when I feel in love with Rhett Butler.  A few weeks ago they were showing Gone with the Wind in the theaters for a special two day/night event.  I would have loved to have gone to see it on the big screen but I could not find anybody to go with me.  But I did purchase the 75th Anniversary Box Set and there is a Life book I would love to get!  I am all about Gone with the Wind!  I may have to watch it this weekend now!  It’s hard to believe that movie has been around for 75 years, it is such a classic.

NASCAR’s New Chase Format

I will be the first to tell you, I am not liking this new NASCAR Chase format one bit.  Why change something that was not broken?  I love NASCAR and have been a fan for many years now but this new chase format is about to turn me away from the sport.  I don’t know how other fans are feeling but it makes no sense to me.  At least with the old way a driver had a chance till the very end as long as they were in  striking distance.  Not now!  Now they have to make it through rounds.  So a bad race in one round could be your chance is over where with the old way that was not the case.  I want the old way back! 

Southern Belle Travels: Florida in November

This Southern Belle is getting ready to go to Florida in the next few weeks.  I have never been to Florida in November so this should be interesting.  We are going to the Gulf side again.  The Gulf side is really pretty.  We may go to Disney one night for Mickey’s Christmas Party, but not sure yet.  We have always said we would love to see Disney at Christmas and this might just be our year.  It will be a little sad that we are not staying at Disney this time but we are only going for one night, if we go at all.  I’m hoping to do a little Christmas shopping while I’m there.  One word Tervis!  Their factory store is a short drive from where we are staying.  I’m hoping to find some good deals!

Southern Belle Music: Garth Brooks

Next weekend Garth Brooks is going to be doing four shows in my home state of Kentucky.  And this Southern Belle is going to one of them!  I am so excited.  I have seen Garth in concert before but that was almost fourteen years ago now.  It is going to be just him and Trisha Yearwood next week in concert.  What I like about Garth was he made the tickets affordable.  All the tickets were the same price.  So it does not  matter if your are in the first row or the last you were paying the same price.  Check back in the next few weeks and I will let you know how the concert was. 

Save The Date Update

Last evening I finished reading Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews and it did not disappoint one bit.  I loved it!  The ending was far better than I ever could have expected.  Hopefully some of those same characters will make another appearance in another book.  I would really like that but we will have to wait and see if that happens or not.