Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Laser Hair Removal Giveaway with Elase Medical Spa!

Back in May I went in for my very first laser hair removal treatment at Elase Medical Spas.  As we can all recall, I was extremely nervous and extremely surprised about how not scary it was.  Since then I have had another laser treatment (and another treatment coming up this week!) and not only have they been easy and painless, but they have been very effective.

And today is your lucky day, my friends. For today begins a wonderful giveaway.  Thanks to Elase Medical Spas, I get to give away one full underarm laser hair removal membership!!  That's a $630 value so you totally want to do everything you can to enter.  The  contest begins July 22, 2013 and ends July 28, 2013.  I will post the winner on the blog and also email the winner. 

Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're all set.  There is even an option of tweeting about the giveaway each day to give you extra entries.

Best of luck to everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclaimer 1: Laser hair removal does not work on blond, red or gray hair.  (Sorry)  And this giveaway is open only to new clients of Elase Medical Spa.* 

**Disclaimer 2: I'm a brand ambassador for Elase Medical Spa.  Although I am compensated for my time, all opinions, experiences and permanent hair loss are my own.**

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Book of The Week! A is for Abigail by Lynne Cheney

As we were wandering the library a couple of weeks ago, I saw this book and just had to get it.  It's an Almanac of Amazing American Women and I have two very good reasons why I thought this would be a great book for my girls to read.  Those two reasons being Lolly and Babs.

The book is written is a simple form and follows the alphabet to share lots of information about some amazing women.  It's written in a fun way with wonderful illustrations that keep you staring at the pages long after you've finished reading.  The book includes information on a variety of women from Abigail Adams to Laura Ingalls to Anne Hutchinson.  You'll learn about Rosie the Riveter, quilt makers, performers, scientists, writers, artists and more.  We have LOVED this book!    

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recipe Swap Wednesday-Quiche!

After looking at a variety of quiche recipes, I've come up with this cobbled together version that is yummy and easy.  The best part about it is that you can use whatever veggies, meats, cheeses and fresh herbs you want to use which makes it super flexible.

Pie Crust in 9 inch pie pan (store bought or homemade)
1-2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
4 teaspoons flour
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Vegetables, meats and herbs per your preference

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In the pie crust spread the shredded cheese and sprinkle the flour over the top.
Add vegetable, meats, herbs, etc. on top of the cheese.  The quiche in this picture has one tomato, diced, and fresh basil.  You could also do ham, broccoli and parsley.  Or tomato, avocado and cilantro.  Or tomato, sausage and oregano.  There are so many options and it's perfect for using up vegetables from your garden.
In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, ground mustard and garlic.  And any other seasonings you want to add.
Pour egg mixture over everything else in your pie dish.  
Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beauty In The Eye of The Beholder

Raising girls is a tricky thing.  Teaching them that their value does not lie in their appearance while also teaching them that it's okay to want to do things to make you feel pretty.  It's a delicate balance.

My girls are of the girly girl variety and as they are getting older I find them watching me more and more.  And quietly mourning my lack of enthusiasm for wearing sparkly, floor length dresses everyday.  But they persevere in spite of me.

Although my girls have never said anything negative about what I do wear, I have always wondered if they wished I dressed differently.  Other than the sparkly dresses.  I'm totally willing to wear sparkly shoes.

Take your child to work day at CG's work just happened to be on the same day as Babs birthday this year so after I picked up Lolly (who got to go to work with Daddy) we decided to use our early afternoon for getting a little make over. 

I took them to Macy's to get their make up done.  Mercedes did my girls make up and was so cute with them.  (She's at the Cottonwood Macy's)  And not only was she very sweet with my girls when she did their make up, she even recognized them and remembered their names when we went back for the friends and family sale! 

My girls and I had a great time at the Macy's Friends and Family Sale.  CG humored us.  And carried the bags.  As we all know, I'm a bargain shopper through and through.  I had my reservations about shopping at Macy's.  I've always just assumed that it was super expensive.  But their clearance racks did not let me down!  I found some cute, cute clothes that were totally in my budget.  And they all rang up for less at the cash register.  And then they took another 25% off my total.  I'm now a devoted fan.  And so are my girls.

The prices were so good that I was actually brave enough to try a fun new trend.  Colorful skinny jeans.  I now present you with one of my trendsetting ways and the two cutest girls to ever pick out my outfit to volunteer in their class.
It was fun to see how excited they were to help pick out my outfit (I maintain full veto power during outfit selection for me.  They can use their creativity on their own outfit selection.)  They were extra happy that day and asked me several times how I was liking my new clothes. 

It's amazing the power that clothes can have.  When I feel like I look good, the whole day just seems to go better.  Every one's definition of looking good is different, but the feeling is the same.  And the most important thing that I can teach my girls is that confidence and kindness are the most attractive things a woman can ever wear. 

And an awesome pair of skinny jeans can't hurt either.

***I am a member of the Macy's Advisory Board and am compensated for my time.  All opinions, experiences and sparkly purses are my own.  ***
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...