Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Movie List

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! I love everything about Halloween so, I thought I would share some of my favorite movies to watch at this time. Here they are...

These are just a few that I like to watch. I think I could go on and on, but I will stop with these! What are your favorite Halloween movies?


Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick & Easy Cards with David Tutera's Card System

I love making and sending homemade cards to my friends and family.  We live in an age where most sentiments -- birthdays, anniversaries, etc -- are sent via Facebook or text.  But there is something special about receiving a physical card in the mail from someone.  

I absolutely LOVE this new line by David Tutera.  You can make personal homemade cards in just 3 easy steps. You pick a base, add some layers, and finish with embellishments.

Here are the supplies I used for my Thank You card.  I love that everything is already cut to the perfect size.

  I started with a white base and added a turquoise embossed layer.  For this layer I used a sanding tool on the embossing to add a contrasting color.  This is one of my favorite techniques to use!

Then I added the embellishments and a sentiment and I was done.  Seriously, so easy but still very personal and unique.

I even let my 8 year old daughter try it out.  She made this adorable birthday card for her aunt all on her own.  She was so proud.  :)

Here are a couple more cards I created.  I love that I can whip up a bunch at once and have them ready for when I need to send out a card.  And if I have to make one last minute?  No problem cuz it only takes about 10 minutes to make one.  :)

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  DISCLOSURE:  I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with David Tutera Celebrate and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Things We Love- Revised Astringent

Ok, awhile back I did a post about Biore astringent and I have used it for years. About a month ago I ran out and when I went to the store to get more they were out. I had a mental freak out cuz I have very sensitive and oily skin, so it is very hard for me to find products that dont irritate or cause break outs. I began searching for a temporary fill in astringent until Biore was back in stock. I had used some Neutrogena products in the past and they were fine so, I chose this one cause it had many of the same ingredients as my trusted Biore one. When I first tried it, it stung a little  and I was not sure that I liked it. As time went on and my store still had not gotten the Biore back in, I began to notice something good! When I would have a pimple show up, this astringent would help it go away a lot faster then when I didn't use it. Instead of having a pimple for like a week they were gone in 2-3 days! I am a new fan of this astringent and will not be going back to Biore! I still recommend Biore but I found that Neutrogena Rapid Clear has worked a little better for me! I love it when a good accident happens!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIWW: Black, White & Red

I love adding a pop of color to black & white outfits.  It's not the greatest pic, but my belt, shoes and bracelets are are a bright, pretty red.

skirt: Kohl's
tank: Styles For Less
cardi: Target
belt: thrifted
shoes: discount shoe factory


Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Books

One of my kids favorite traditions is to read a Halloween book every day in the month of October.  We have a few books we've bought over the past couple years and the rest we got from the library this weekend.  We have a basket full of them and the kids take turns picking one out every night.  This year I also bought Roald Dahl's The Witches (for only $1 though a school book order!) and plan to read a chapter every night with the big kids. It will be my first (gasp!) Roald Dahl book.  I've heard only good things about his books so I'm as excited as the kids. :)

Here are some of our favorite Halloween Books:
  • Clifford's First Halloween, by Norman Birdwell
  • Clifford's Halloween, by Norman Birdwell
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin, by Joe Troiano
  • Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins, by Dianne Ochiltree
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams
  • Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
  • Come With Me on Halloween, by Linda Hoffman Kimball
  • The Halloween Queen, by Joan Holub
Do you have a favorite Halloween Book?  I'd love to get some more good ones for our home library. :)



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