Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013


I am spending my New Years Eve in my bed, all comfy in my jammies with my hair up in a bun. Yep, livin' it up here! Hubby is working in the ER and my daughter and I are stuck at home. We watched the ball drop at 10 on the news and then I sent her to bed. She was tired and mama needed some quiet! lol

Anyhoo, since I have this quiet time to myself now I thought I'd waste some time on Polyvore! Woot!

I am envisioning this outfit for a Girl's Night Out - this is something I would LOVE to wear for a night out and I'm not talking to the grocery store ladies! I very rarely get a night out to go to a bar or dancing or hell even to dinner with girlfriends, but if I did this is the outfit I would rock.

Girls Night Out


Stay safe lovelies! I wish you all health, wealth and happiness in abundance in the New Year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake


Hosts:
Let Them Eat Cake     Photobucket



Our co-host this week is Karen from Beyond The Bathroom Scale. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!



BeyondTheBathroomScale


So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!



Recap from The Nutcracker Ballet


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take my husband and daughter to see The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker performance. What a special treat!!


I had been to see the Nutcracker when I was 18 with a group of my girlfriends. My husband and daughter had never been to the ballet so it really was a special thing for our family to experience together.



The day was cold and rainy, which is a rarity here in Phoenix. We spent all day lounging around snuggling until it was time to get ready to go. I thought it would be fun to take the train downtown if the rain let up by the time we needed to get downtown. Fortunately it did and there was just a slight drizzle when we got on the train. However, we forgot the umbrella in the car and when we got off the train the rain had picked up a bit and we had to walk 2 blocks to the theatre in the rain. #fail



Luckily, we got to the theatre and got to our seats with no trouble. As we sat waiting for the ballet to start we talked and joked with each other and tried to keep Hannah from asking 89736282 times when the show would start.


We did have a little issue with Hannah complaining that she couldn't see once the people in front of us took their seats. The people were understanding though and moved a bit so that she could see. That was very nice of them. Once intermission started we struck up a conversation with them and discovered it was a daughter with her parents who had been bringing her to the ballet since she was 2 and she was now in her 30's. Her name was also Hannah!



The ballet was beautiful and Hannah loved it so that made the walking in the rain and all that worth it. I am so grateful for the experiences I get to share with her and seeing things through her eyes.




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?

Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by
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1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)
2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below
3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)
4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends

~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)
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~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas VLOG

Oh Em Gee you guys! I am finally ready to do do my first VLOG! It's not fantastic. It's not very long. I'm super nervous. But it is what it is. Enjoy!

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I won't be posting again til after Christmas so I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday doing things that make you happy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake


Hosts:
Let Them Eat Cake     Photobucket



Our co-host this week is Lacey from ...And They  Call Me Mommy. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!



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So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Silence and Support for Sandy Hook



 We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services.

Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic
and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their
highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support
groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.




ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."



Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silence and Support for Sandy Hook

To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,



Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:







On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.



 We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services.

Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:



"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic
and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their
highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support
groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.




ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."



Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.


 We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way.

Thank you in advance for participating.



 Love,

The Blog World



p.s. If you would like to, copy-paste and repost any part of this, please do. Share on. Feel free to email me for the HTML for this post.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake


Hosts:
Let Them Eat CakePhotobucket



Our co-host this week is Candice from Candice Craves. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!



Candice Craves


So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!





Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



Wordless Wednesday


Happy Wordless Wednesday from me to you ;)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Makeup Tutorial

Y'all know I love me some makeup...like I have tons of it and I can't help myself from getting more all the time. I recently picked up a couple of new items from the Hard Candy line that I've talked about trying before.

So, I thought I would show you my actual routine on applying 'my face' as I like to call it!

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Step 1: Start out with a clean face. I use a baby wipe, witch hazel and then a moisturizer in the morning and at night and then in the shower I use a scrub.

Step 2: Sheer primer. I haven't always used a primer but since I tried it I use it more often than not now because I can totally see what a difference it makes for how my makeup looks.

Step 3: Foundation. I used to just use a tinted moisturizer but as I've gotten older I have noticed that foundation gives me better coverage.

Step 4: Illiminating creme`. I love this stuff. It just gives me that youthful glow to my skin and I love it.

Step 5: Concealer. Now, this is one of the new items I just got to try from the Hard Candy line. This stuff is no joke. It covers tattoo's and completely hides those deep dark circles I get under my eyes. It is thick so make sure you just get a little dab for under your eyes or else you will end up with huge white circles instead of the dark ones.

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Step 6: Powder. I use a matte powder.

Step 7: Blush. I use a blush color wheel by NYC. I just like the way this blush matches my skin tone. It's not too pink or orange.

Step 8: Brows. I usually use a brow powder to just fill in my brows.

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Step 9: Shadows. I generally use 2-3 shadows and more often than not I stick with neutral colors and don't get too crazy with my eye shadow.

Step 10: Liner. I just got this liquid liner from Hard Candy and I love it. My all time favorite liquid liner is Kat Von D's tattoo liner but I can't always afford the $18 price tag so I decided to try this one from HC and I love it.

Step 11: Curl 'dem lashes. I ALWAYS curl my lashes. Just makes my eyes look more open and awake.

Step 12: Mascara. I tried this Hard Candy mascara a couple of months ago and I love it.

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Last but not least a little lip butter to finish off my face ;) I hope y'all enjoyed seeing my little review and pics!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake


Hosts:
Let Them Eat CakePhotobucket



Our co-host this week is Kerrie from Family Food and Travel. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!







So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!





Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Instagram Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the Instagram Blog Hop! This is a party where you link up your Instagram account, find and follow new Instagram friends, and be continually inspired by what you see in your Instagram feed! No need to have a blog, just an Instagram account!



First up - Kimberly from A Night Owl is hosting an Instagram Holiday Gift Guide this week, and you have a chance to enter to WIN one of 18 awesome Instagram prizes from some amazing brands! Be sure to stop by and look at what these brands have to offer you in terms of Instagram gift-giving this holiday season and enter to WIN via the Rafflecopter form below!


Instagram gifts you can give this holiday season at A Night Owl's Instagram Holiday Gift Guide #ANOInstagramGG

Now on to the Hop! How to PLAY:

1. Follow your HOSTS on Instagram:

Kimberly | @anightowlblog of A Night Owl 

2. Follow your CO-HOSTS on Instagram:



You can find Dawn here: 

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You can find Chrissy here: 

3. Check out and follow a couple fellow IGers.

Tell folks you follow that you found them through the Hop!

4. Spread the word!




Grab a button HERE for your sidebar!
Instagram Blog Hop

5. NEW! Link up your Instagram Web Profile:

Just link up your new Instagram Web Profile (http://instagram.com/username) in the linky below! 

Note: this URL will not let you choose a profile pic from your feed, so be sure you have a picture you can upload from your computer if you use it! If you get a "Error: The requested URL returned error: 500" error that just means it can't find a picture to use NOT that your link is bad. Just click on "Direct Image URL" if you have one or "Upload from Computer".

FIRST - enter HERE to win one of 18 amazing Instagram Holiday Gift Guide prizes!

 Now, link up! Remember to link up your INSTAGRAM account, not your blog.