Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HAPPY 2015

Wow!! Can you believe we are in 2015 already.  Boy, did this last year fly by.  Did you make an New Year Resolutions?  I was going to but, then decided why.  They are always the same and I always fail..(laughing)  you know healthy eating, exercise, lose weight, less cursing, and laundry (washing drying folding and putting it away) HA!  I usually fail at those right no lie.  So this year I did not even attempt to make any.

There are a couple of things I would like to work on.  One is this blog.  I have always wanted to do a blog.  More on just writing random thoughts.  I love cooking and I love fashion so hopefully this year I can revamp this blog and add step-by-step recipes and keep up on my fashion style.  Now! I am no  great fashionista but I think I have style for sure. I plan on learning how to use my camera better.  Definitely plan on working on time management.  I must admit. I will implement my daytimer planner that my hubby swears will help me organize myself.  I will give it a try.

My personal goal is simple.  Just to make one of the many people I come across daily smile and laugh.  I don't have a 9 to 5 job.  It is more like a 24/7.  I am sure by now you get it.  I manage my house.  So needless to say.  I am running around daily and come across many people.  To make someone smile and laugh is a great thing to do.  Anyways we all need a little form of sunshine.  

I hope this New Year finds you HAPPY*HEALTHY* and full of LOVE*  Make it a year full of great blessings.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Don't you just love pretty toes?  I do.  So I just have to share this.  Just in case you haven't tried Sally Hansens Gel Polish.  It does the job.  I have never gone and gotten a Pedi.  Can you believe that!  Yep! that is true.  I am sure I am not alone, but for the most part I feel like I am.  You see I have the ugliest and I do mean ugliest toes ever.  Well it is more like the nails.  So I just keep them polished and looking cute so they don't scare anyone :). I have become a master at doing my own Pedi's. So when I came across this polish set I thought I should give it a try.  Omg!! it is fabulous.  It has stayed on without chipping for almost three weeks.  It really has held up.  Now this is the only color I have tried.  Directions say: two coats of polish and one coat of top coat.  I however did two coats of polish, first coat let dry completely then second coat let dry completely.  Then I added two top coats letting them dry completely in between coats.  My opinion a MUST try

Another little great find is this Make-up Mist and Set .  I only use drug store make up.  I am not into that expensive make-up.  Heck buying eye shadow that cost $6 -$8 dollars is to much for me.  Most of the time I can't justify buying it.  So I found this Elf Make-up Mist and Set at the grocery store. I thought "what the heck lets try it."  I am not really sure what it is suppose to do.  But I notice I do not need to touch my make-up throughout the day at all.  So if that is its purpose then I will say its a gem at $2.00 a bottle.  Ya'll should try it.  What is your favorite make up tip?

Thanks for reading...(HUGS)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Hmmm! I have lots on my mind. So hopefully I get it all out on here.  Not sure if that will be a good thing or a bad thing.  But, it for sure will be the honest thing :).

 I was able to spend some time with my oldest daughter the other day.  She was asked by her friend " why does your mom blog?  Is she trying to make money off her blog?"  To our surprise we did not even know you can make money off blogging.  Hence why everyone and their mother are doing it.  So it really made me think why am trying to do this blog. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014


If only I had stood in the straight hair!!  Boy oh boy!!! If it was only that simple.  I have dislike my hair for as long as I can remember.  Not only is it curly but it is so thick and freeze.   The texture is just Yuck!!!  It is very brittle.   I have had short hair for about fifteen years.  I decided to cut it one day and holy moly was that the best thing I ever did.   I think my hair weights about seven pounds all on its  OK!  OK!  So I got carried away there.  

We'll it wasn't until a few years ago that I have learned to embrace my crazy curly hair.  And I was doing just fine letting it grow out and walking tall with all these curls.  Since we moved to Texas the humidity has been crazy on my hair.  I just can't seem to find the right product for it.    I need HELP! HELP! HELP!  
If you have any suggestions please let me pass them along.


I have tried many different brands to help maintain my curls and what I find works best for me is this Curly Sexy Hair brand.  I was never big on using the whole line of any brand.  But I decided to give it a try.  Meaning shampoo, conditioner, mouse, hair gel, cream.  I love how they all live my hair.  I usually run my hand or a pic through my hair when its semi dry which helps with shaping it and giving it some bounce.


 About three ago I saw thin John Freida brand in a commercial and thought why not give it a try.  So I have been using only these two.  I absolutely love the Go Curlier it makes my curls look beautiful.  Very tight and bounce.  You do need to blow dry them.  Works best when it is heat activated.  I am not so crazy of the Unwind Curls.  Just makes my hair feel heavy and oily.

After trying something new.  I think I will just stick to the Curly Sexy Hair brand.  If your hair is curly, what is your favorite brand to use?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


"At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. Its like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And its not so important happily ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away." I'M ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE!! I am Strong willed, Demanding, Opinionated, Unforgiving of Stupidity, and extremely Passionate to the ones I love. I am also a very emotional, loving and deeply devoted human being. I am intelligent, fun loving, and crazy when needed.. ... I believe faith put my husband of 19 years in my path. He is 100% opposite of me. He is all easy going, so passive, never worries.  His favorite saying is " it is what it is" in such a mono tone voice.  Sometimes it just drives me nuts. 

I could of never imagined when I married Mark that I would still be crazy in love with him nineteen years later.  And that is no lie.  I still smile when I think of him through out my day.  I leave him love notes when I pack his travel bag.  He sends me love notes in the form of text messages.  What I absolutely love.  Is everyday he ask me to send him a selfie while he is at work.  Just because he misses me :)   He is my soul mate, but more important my best friend.  I enjoy talking, laughing, and just hanging out with him.  The best part about it is, is that everyday we have something to talk about, and laugh about.  We never sit in the house with nothing to say.  I couldn't even imagine not having a conversation with him.  I know it might sound crazy, but I know so many couples that just don't talk.

He loves me, he loves me not, Nope he loves me.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Frustration is what I am feeling.  I have good life and have had the privilege of being able to stay home and raise my kids.  I have enjoyed it.  It means a lot to me, to be able to kiss my children in the morning while I drop them off to school, or waited with them at the buss stop.  I love it that I was there to pick them up from school, or at home waiting for them.  It has been a pleasure.  I would not do it any other way.

So the frustration comes from trying to find employment.  I understand that I am up against everyone else who is looking for a job these days.  The ones with degrees, more experience,college students, teenager looking for their first jobs and so on.  I have been looking for some time now.  NO!! I don't need a job.  I just figured it would be nice if I got lucky and it happen.  So I wrote up a resume, which I was really against.  I felt like I did not have any thing interesting to put on there.  Even though I did home daycare for twelve years with a structured preschool program.  And I do volunteer work also.  So I finally enlisted help in writing a resume.  Came out really nice I might add.  I started with stores where I can actually fill out a paper application and turn in my resume with it.  I figured it would give employer an opportunity to see my personality.  Well I had no such luck :(.  So, a few months after the feeling of rejection went away.  I decided to give it another try.  So I went a different route.  I signed up on this job search engine where I was able to look for employment locally.  They sent me everything from Papa Johns Pizza to Walmart and local small business owner.  You would have to fill out applications online.  The only respond I ever got back was an automatic Thank you, your application is being reviewed.  No need to email us back.  What a bunch of crock. After more frustration I took a little break again.  Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I should be applying at Michael's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby.  Why not? all I do is spend all my time between those three stores and I sure in the heck know the stores like the back of my hand.  Well I thought that was a brilliant idea.  So I go to Michael's and Joann's who says they are hiring go online. Uggghh!! Really.  Hobby Lobby gave me a paper application, so I was able to attach my resume to yet.  Of course they gave me the don't call me, I'll call you speech.  I filled out the online applications for Michael's and Joann's, the had to do that test.  You know the one where I swear they ask you the same question in twenty thousand different ways.  Even though those two stores have this huge hiring sign.  I get emails saying they do not have anything available for me at this time...LOLOL.  Feeling like a loser for sure.  Well nothing happen at any of those places.  I thought I still have one ace in my pocket.  I am a frequent shopper at the great ol' JCPenny store.  I have gotten to know many of the workers there.  So they allowed me to use them as references.  They were kind and informed the person in charge of hiring (don't know their actual title).  I was for sure it was a shoe in.  So over to the key ops I go to fill out the application.  As I pressed send one of the employees who was rooting for me.  Said " let me let A*** know to look for your application".  Oh ya and I had to take another one of those silly test.  Finally this person comes and ask if I have a resume and I had it to him.  He gives it a quick look over and tells me.  "if I don't call you in three days, go ahead and give me a call".  Well I personally don't take that was a great sign.  So after a follow up call to him.  He lets me down gently.

I don't get it.  First of all I don't get how you are suppose to sell yourself when everything is online.  Second when you get the opportunity to sell your self face to face, what is it that they want?  It sure is frustrating that's for sure.  The good thing is that employment is not a must.  So I have time for the right job to fall into my lap.  I am a believer if its meant to be it will happen.

xoxox.....GOOD NIGHT

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Oh my!  You ever have those day where you wake up and go, What hell happen to me?  Where did all those come from?  You know the gray hairs, the twenty-five million more freckles, those lip lines and crows feet around your eyes.  Oh my gosh!! Let's not forget those deep wrinkles in your forehead.  I swear they were not there yesterday.  Yesterday I felt young and vibrate, active and full of energy.  Today totally different story.  It started with getting out of bed and my darn back ached so bad.  And you get out of bed like your a ninety year old woman. Your moaning and groaning because your all aching.  Trust me I'd much rather moan and groan in a different  Then I went to brush my teeth and I thought damn Connie you aged drastically over   I know it wasn't over, but it sure felt like it.  So i hopped in the shower thinking it was going to help what I see in the mirror.  And to my surprise it did not...
I looked in the mirror this morning and every freckle on my face was screaming at me ;).   And the lips lines that are fine, but there showed up.  And those deep forehead lines that I contemplate on should I or shouldn't I get botoxs were screaming louder then my freckles.  Today I just felt old old old!!.  Do you ever have those days?