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Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

There's always something to love about each and every month, right?  I feel like November should be at the top of everyone's list, though, because this month should be centered around Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Love.  Whether you're grateful for time off of work, big family reunions, Friendsgivings, or a burned up turkey, there's something for everyone to feel some type of gratitude for.

Webster's Dictionary defines gratitude as: the state of being grateful : THANKFULNESS.  I want to take that a step farther and add "blessed".  As a woman of Faith, it is very important to me to include that term, too.  I am blessed.  When I sit down and journal at night, I think of things that I'm grateful for, say "thanks", and it fills my heart up with blessings and reminds me how loved I am before I even lay my head down on my pillow.

I'd like to share these three simple words with you in the form of a free printableGrab it now!

I created a very …
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November Project of the Month: Name Card

Can you believe that we have made it to November?  These last couple of weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind of activity for myself---and I think it's just about to get busier!  Eek! 

Now that being said, November is such a fun month.  It's a time of gratitude and reflection and it's also the month of Thanksgiving.  Now that the kids' birthday party is over, it's time to move onto my next event plan!  I love hosting events; Thanksgiving dinner is certainly no exception!  And it doesn't have to fancy at all!  Sometimes, just the simplest of decorations is really all you need.  Such as this pretty little Name Card, to give all your guests an extra special "warm-fuzzy" when they're seated at the dinner table.


It really took next to no time at all, but yet, it's elegant, a little rustic, and a little "winter-y" for my Winter Loving Friends! 

Don't you just fall head over heels for this Buffalo Check Background Stamp?  Pair t…

Tip Tuesday: The Eyes Have It!

Did you know that when it comes to creating a stunning look with cosmetics, your eye shape has quite a lot to do with that?  It's true!  Take myself, for example.  I am one of the blessed individuals with a Monolid eye shape (thanks, genetics) so many of the gorgeous shimmery "peekaboo" looks for eyes with visible creases (which is all the rest of you folks!) I cannot easily achieve.  *Sigh*.

And just like clothing, one size and one style does not fit all!  (I could never wear a romper, my short little torso just can't handle that!)  So, today's Tip Tuesday is all about learning how to identify your eye shape and some cosmetic tips for applying your make-up to bring out the best for your eyes!

Let's get started with a couple tips to check out your eyes:

Use a good mirror---a handheld is good, a stand-up is better, and a stand-up magnifying mirror is best!Lights, please!  Artificial lighting is fine, provided you have a clear view of your eye, there's no gl…

My Hudson James is 3!

You know what's crazy about Motherhood?  Well...besides everything, of course!  The ridiculous emotional rollercoaster.  One minute, you're so happy and proud, riding on the highest peak---the next, you're plunging downward in a spiral of sappiness and tears that not even Ben & Jerry can pull you out of!  At least, that's how I felt yesterday when my baby turned three.  On one hand, I'm totally in awe and taken back by how incredibly grown up he's become, the little personality he has developed is just so uniquely him, and I truly cannot believe how smart and affectionate he is!  And I'm beyond proud.  Then, on the other hand, I feel like I've just blinked and the last three years have literally just flown by.  I feel like I missed out on everything!  And I was here for it all!  But I missed it, right!?  I mean, he can't be THREE!!!  And then---the Ugly. Cry.  Ugh, Motherhood has turned me into an emotional Hot Mess.

Look at that cute little gru…

Top 10 Tuesday: Beauty A-Listers

Since I've embarked on broadening my horizons with an entire new Skincare/Beauty Line, I want to share with you some of my current Beauty A-Listers!  I've been introduced to a whole vast world of skincare science, good-for-you ingredients, and some pretty cool color cosmetics!  So let's take a look at my Top 10 Beauty Products...

1.  LipSense

Well, this is no big secret that LipSense will be the first on my list!  I mean, this innovative long-lasting gorgeous good-for-you liquid lip color is what got me hooked onto SeneGence in the first place and made me want to become a distributor!  I rarely ever wore lipstick because I just hated getting it everywhere---my coffee cup, my wine glass, my hubs.  So, I just stopped.  But there's something about adding a splash of color to my lips that made me feel more beautiful and confident and so I missed wearing something.  I tried all sorts of other things---lip stains, lip glosses, lip polish---but none of them worked "just r…

COTW: Granny Apple Green

It's Week TWO of the Inktober Challenge---Color of the Week.  Don't forget to check out my Facebook Community  (click here) and you can find all the information for this month's Challenge there!

Week Two's color was Granny Apple Green.


This green is so gorgeous and bright and it reminds me of summer with just a hint of coolness to it that it can transition easily into fall.  I also really see a bright, shiny Granny Smith Apple whenever I see this color and I can almost smell the sweet tartness!  Mmm...apples...apple pie....fall...**swoon**.

Week Two went by with no players again, but that's OK, we still have THREE more weeks to play!!  Remember: I'm giving away a FREE Ink Pad for the grand prize!  You'll get a new ink pad with all the new innovations (what are those?  Click Here to find out!)  So, I used one of my own color inspiration photos again this week.


I needed to create an anniversary card for the hubs since Year Nine is rapidly approaching in a few…

Whatdya Know Wednesday: Ink Pad Redesign

Have you had a chance to see or use the NEW & IMPROVED Stampin' Up! Ink Pad?  If you haven't, you're going to love the new updated packaging, the sleeker design, and the better ink formulation.  Stampin' Up! updated the Classic Stampin' Ink Pads to correlate with the new 2018 Color Revamp and these new Ink Pads are incredible!

Here's a short video to showcase these new beauties:



I also created a little infographic to share all the new features of the Redesigned Classic Stampin' Ink Pads.  Take a peek!


What catches your eye most about the new Ink Pad Redesign and what updates are you the most excited about?

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