Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Wishlist



With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be fun to join in on those Wish lists posts.
I always have a huge Amazon wish list so those that don't know what to get me can take a look a choose something from it. It makes it easier for my husband because he is still picking out the gift himself but doesn't have to remember each thing I tell him I want. He can go to my Amazon wish list and pick things off the list. Believe me when I say I have plenty to choose from I'm sure its over 200 items :) What can I say I am always adding to the list. I make my list public so that my mom, MIL, SIL and whoever else can type it in choose something and go on to the next person on their list to buy for. If you don't have a list I do encourage you to create one. It's easy to do and easy for the people buying for you. This way you get something you want and will actually use.

Here are a few on the things I have on my list:
 
Kendra Scott Earrings
I am a KS lover so you cant go wrong with any piece from there but Pink is my color and how fun are these earrings? They will brighten up anyone's day
Kendra Scott "Signature" Danielle Gold-Plated Neon Pink Color Drop Earrings


La Vie est Belle Perfume
I got a sample from my Ulta magazine that came in the mail and I fell head over heels for this.
I kept the sample paper and I cant throw it away I keep sniffing it. I think I might be obsessed with this stuff. Its heavenly
La Vie est Belle 'Luminous'
 
 
 
 
Alex and Ani Bracelets
You know I am a Alex and Ani collection so what's wrong with adding to the collection.
I could have to whole collection and be one happy lady




Clear Acrylic Makeup Organization
I have been dying for one of these forever but really didn't know what I wanted to go with and trying to research and look at each one was so overwhelming but I found one that I am loving.
I also love that at the top it has a place for all my perfumes.

I wish my make up was as organised as this!

Anthropology Capri Blue Candle
This is my favorite candle and yes it is worth the money.
I wish it was cheaper but its just something about the smell I cant go to another candle.
The smells makes my heart happy
Capri Blue Volcano is my favorite candle, and the icing on the cake is the beautiful mercury jars they come in #anthropologie

Michael Kors two toned watch
I have a gold MK watch and wear it all the time but the few times I wear silver I'm at a loss for a watch. I thought this two tones watch would work perfect I can wear it with silver and gold.

Michael Kors Women's MK5584 Madison Two Tone Watch



Cheetah Nylon Sweater
I am in love with ViCi Dolls everything. I follow them on IG and want everything they post.
Here are a few of my favorites lately




Sasha Jacket



Nordstrom Merry Christmas Gift Card

and if that isn't enough you cant go wrong with a Nordstrom's gift card

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Friday, November 14, 2014

How I do it: Makeup

I always love to see what other people use and how they do things and when it comes to makeup is no exception. Over the last 4 years I went from being a girl who used the same products all the time into a makeup collector and hoarder. I don't know why or how this happened but I love it. Being that I always comment and love your tutorials and post when it comes to this area and I have been getting questions I thought ok why not.  
 
 
This is my every day makeup routine
I have linked the products that's I'm using underneath








Products I used:
 
Benefit The POREfessional- Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skin tones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.
I have recently found a dupe for this product here  that will save you a whopping $23.00
 
MaryKay Timewise Matte-wear foundation-
Infused with vitamin E and a blend of peptides, the result is skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier. It’s the perfect age-fighting foundation for combination to oily skin, visibly reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections.
  • Provides all-day shine control and oil control without a heavy makeup look or feel.
  • Gives skin a long-lasting, matte finish.
  • Color stays true hour after hour.
  • In 23 skin-perfecting shades.
  • Transfer- and humidity-resistant.

MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Powder- A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect light coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day. New mirrored compact. 0.35 oz.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer- A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump. 0.30 oz.

MAC Prep & Prime Finishing Powder- Silky transparent finishing powder that reduces facial shine and minimizes the look of fine lines, pores and other imperfections.

MAC Paint Pot- Long-wearing, highly pigmented eye color goes on creamy, dries to an intense, vibrant, pearlized finish. Seamless coverage without weight or caking blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M A C shadows and liners.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette-  Urban Decay's Naked2 Palette proves once again, neutral is anything but boring, (and is downright sexy when worn Naked). Feast your eyes on a range of shades ranging from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. This collection lets you achieve lots of neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between.

Jesse's Girl Liquid Eye Liner-
 
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Eye pencil- The ideal weapon for smoky-eye fanatics, this exclusive waterproof formula provides the same long-lasting wear you've come to expect from 24/7 - but with a soft, smoky finish.
More powdery than Urban Decay's bestselling 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, 24/7 Velvet blends easier to create soft, smoky edges. Use this pencil to get perfectly blended-out or rich, precise lines.
24/7 Velvet contains moisturizing jojoba oil. And it's paraben-free. To make 24/7 Velvet easier to spot in your bag, Urban Decay gave it a shade-matched barrel and gunmetal accents on the cap and base (instead of silver accents like their traditional 24/7 Pencils).
 
TooFaced Better than Sex Mascara- Too Faced Hourglass-Shaped Brush was designed after discovering the bust-waist-hip ratio of an iconic silver screen Blonde Bombshell held the secret to the perfect brush silhouette that separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat of the carbon black, collagen-fueled formula and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled and dramatic. Three coats and achieve the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible! A mascara so amazing...it's Better Than Sex!
 
TooFaced Sun Bunny bronzer- Too Faced's most popular, dual-toned bronzer is a silky combination of a rich, golden bronze and a classic bronze with a touch of pink undertone to achieve year round bronzed perfection that mimics a natural tan without any of the orangey ick!
  • Universal Shade: Perfect for all skin tones to provide a medium tan tone.
  • Multi-use: Easy to apply shades can be used to shape and contour, or to produce an all-over rich glow.
  • Protect Yourself: Stay away the sun's harmful rays by faking your bake!


MAC Powder Blush in Mocha- its the perfect neutral everyday shade and will work for all skin tones


NARS Highlighter in New Order- just adds that extra glowy look


MAC Lipstick in Snob- Color plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made MAC famous. 0.1 oz.

MAC Candy Yum Yum- the Farmer picked this out for me for Christmas last year. I told him I wanted a new MAC lip stick giving him free range and this is what he got me. I know the name probably had something to do with it lol :)

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Floating Lotus- A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of MAC Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.
They have 3 other colors in this and I want every one of them.

MAC Money Honey- Lip color that dazzles with light and shine to bring an exciting dimensional pop to your lips. Large particle pearls reflect and refract light to mimic the brilliance of quartz and opal crystal. Provides exceptional shine with a crystalline iridescence. Non-sticky, non-tacky, lightweight and moisturizing. Glides on. Wear alone, or layer over lipstick or Lipglass for dramatic effect. Features the signature MAC vanilla aroma.


Milani Bronzer in Fake Tan- in the winter I wear this all the time



MAC 116

MAC 224

MAC 109

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki-

Sigma F80 Tapered Kabuki

Real Techniques Powder Brush-

Beauty Blender Sponge-

Crown Double End Brush-

Eco Tools Domed Bronzer





Now I encourage and challenge you to show us your makeup tutorial if you have never done one.
I love seeing and learning new things.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How I do it: Cow Checking

We have our cows on a breeding and baby making schedule. We turn our bull loose on his women in February and let him do work. Then 9 months later we know it is time to start watching for Mommas in Labor and getting ready for labor.
 
This is what we look for in our cows:
Swollen Milk bag- this means the milk is coming in and preparing to feed their baby


 
Swelling and Protruding of the vag area and or leakage


and the next thing you know babies start arriving
You can read and see all about the birthing process here.
I  must say this is my most favorite time of the whole process.
I love guessing what they are going to be on the size of their head when we pull up and the taking a peek to see if I am right. The bull calves have a bigger head more times than not.




Once a Momma has a calf we have to weigh it, ear tag it, and give it a dose of jump start.
The kids love to get involved and they jump right on it.
Rhett pulled up some of the left over corn stalks to feed to them.
They love when the kids feed them treats.


We match the calf's number to the Mommas so we know which baby is her calf. 
 
Mauri wanting to get some calf loving

 
 The Farmer is a huge UT fan so why not do the hook em sign with a Longhorn


Texsa is always there to help round them up with us.



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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Breast Cancer & Babies


Please check out my new page on Facebook called Damsels N Distress also my BLOG at damselsndistress.... Just getting started but you're invited to follow my along my journey.
October 20th was the day I got the call from my Mom......
My Nana had a mammogram and the doctor called to ask that she come in for the results. As we all know when the doctor calls you personally and wants you to come in that means it isn't good new you will be receiving. My parents live in Shreveport and my Mom couldn't make it to the doctor in time so she called me to see if I would go. My brothers wife, Nana, and I met with the doctor to tell us that she had breast cancer and she would be need to see Dr Barr and go from there.
After meeting with Dr Barr he insisted that she undergo a mastectomy and remove the tumor and also check the lymph node and if the first one had cancer in it then remove the rest of the nodes under the arm and send them off to be tested. We hoped for it not to be in the nodes but after the surgery the doctor met with us and it was in the node so he sent 15 of them to be tested. We had to wait 72 hours before we got these results back and out of 15 nodes 8 of them had cancer. We knew there would be treatment involved since it is in the nodes but had to meet with Dr Barr to determine the next step.
We met with Dr. Barr and discussed the results of the pathology report and we received some very good news. Her cancer is estrogen positive. That's the news we were hoping for! We will meet with an oncologists on the 20th of November to discuss treatment. We know most of the treatment can be treated with hormones but aren't sure if he is going to want to do some chemo or not.
My family and I appreciate each prayer and kind word we believe this kept our heads up and positive thoughts.


For more exciting news.......while I am not allowed to have more babies due to me being a bad pregnancy person. With all 3 I didn't have a good one and with Rhett the farmer said he almost lost his wife and son all in one and that's when he knew he was done with having kids. I've tried to talk him into adoption but until I get him on board we are going to have to go with the next best thing...our farm babies. Its baby dropping time on the farm.
Here are a few:

 

 


I've got more of these coming up.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

In 7 days......


In 7 days  I my Nana {Moms Mom} went for a mammogram, met with the doctor and found out she had breast cancer, then met with an oncologist to decide what the next step was, and now having a mastectomy. This is what my life has been and changed in the last 7 days. Please say a prayer that the surgery and testing while in surgery comes back good. I will go into more detail this week when I get a chance to sit down and write everything out.
Breast Cancer isn't something that runs in our family so this is a bit of a shock, especially after loosing her husband and son to cancer. Her and my mom is all that is left. Its surgery day and I pray that everything goes better than expected and I have good news to report.



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