Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I brought my favorite daily moisturizer. It's the up&up brand from Target. I use it everyday after I shower and before I put my make up on. It's oil-free, super light and blends in easily. I also love it because it treats and prevents breakouts! Less than $4 at Target! Along with that I gave Aussie "3 minute miracle" deep conditioning treatment, you can pick that up anywhere, Target, Walmart, etc for less than $3. I felt a little guilty being a hairstylist and promoting a non-professional hair care product, but you can't beat that price and it works wonders on dry, damaged hair. And the smell...AMAZING!
My sister Lisa brought Diet Coke and coconut syrup to mix for an amazing tropical flavored drink. It's so delicious! You could also try it in coffee.
My sister Mindy brought a HUGE can of CHI hairspray, smells divine, it's one of the things I choose to get.
Anne brought large drying mat for dishes. A hot item for sure!
Angie brought a punch card for 3 Zumba classes, LOVE! And her favorite flavored water "ICE," and a pack of licorice.
Rochelle brought a jewelry organizer that hangs in your closet, another popular one! She ordered them from Amazon.
Heather brought Bath and Body Works 3 wick candles, a favorite of mine too!
Susanne brought personal hair trimmers for all your trimming needs!
Tricia brought "12 benefits" hair product, one of the things I received and also love it!
Pinterest loving, creative, Val brought a storage tub full of ingredients to make homemade cleaners with. I snatched that up and can't wait to put the vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc to work!
Emily brought Redken 18 hairspray, I've loved that for YEARS, too!
Alyssa brought hand-held cheese graters and cross bracelets, another hot pick!
Lydia brought cupcake stands, so cute!
Heidi brought candles and reed diffusers, love a good smelling house!
Lyndsey brought large puzzles, perfect hobby for the Winter months!
Amanda brought adorable baskets for all your organizing needs! ;)
Such great finds, it was so hard to choose what to get when everything was so amazing!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local rescue mission Tuesday night and I jumped at the chance to put that in action, and give an hour or two of my time with 3 other moms in our Moms in Tow group.
It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to more way to give as the year goes on. If you too are looking for ways to give back this year I have an opportunity that may interest you!
Some of you long time readers may remember "Brenham's Hat project" we did in honor of Brenham's 1st birthday. Together we collected 154 baby hats to donate to the hospital Brenham was born at. I was so blessed by the many people who donated hats in memory of Brenham and I know those that received the adorable hats where blessed too.
This year as we approach Brenham's 5th birthday I thought it would be nice to donate baby blankets to the NICU at the children's hospital in his memory. So, I'm reaching out to you readers again for some help! If we come together and each donate a new baby blanket we can bless so many moms and dads with new babies in the NICU by making them feel loved and gifting them with a sweet blanket for their precious baby.
If this is something you would like to do in honor of our sweet Brenham's 5th birthday just leave me your email address in the comment section or email me at katielubbers @ hotmail dot com with "Brenham's Birthday Blankets" in the subject line and I will send you our address where you can ship the blanket(s). If you are local we can work to arrange a pick up/drop off time. We will start collecting the blankets now and plan to deliver them to the children's hospital at the end of February.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!
Monday, January 7, 2013
I’ve received a few questions about our cruises so I thought I would do a quick post to tell you more about them.
We really like taking cruises because we always get them for a great deal, and it’s a great way to see different countries in one trip. I’ve done 5 cruises ranging from 3-5 nights and have been to the Bahamas 3 times, Belize, Cozumel, Jamaica, and the Grand Cayman. They’ve all been Royal Caribbean cruises.
The two cruises I’ve been on this past year were both booked within a month of the sailing date. You can get awesome deals if you wait last minute! Once I found the cruise we wanted to take I would check the price online multiple times a day, and watch for it to get so low that I didn’t dare wait another day to book it in case it would sell out. Just for an example, the last cruise I took was 3 nights sailing to two stops in the Bahamas for $139 (not including taxes, tips, shore excursions, etc) a person. That includes all your meals as well. We always get the cheapest room because you spend such little time in your room that it doesn’t matter to us if we get an ocean view or not! It’s pretty easy to book everything on the cruise line’s website but a travel agent would make everything even easier, especially if cruising is new to you.
We don’t get sea sick, but if you’re prone to motion sickness they do have wrist bands that help with that, and I also see a lot of people wear special stickers behind their ears that I assume are for sea sickness too! You can feel the ship move and for a few days after the cruise I feel like I’m rocking but it doesn’t bother me.
There’s lots to do onboard the ship, every ship has it’s own different features that you can read about on the website. The ships we’ve been on have had rock climbing walls, ice skating rinks, the flow rider, a sports court, multiple pools and hot tubs, a work out room, running track, spa, casino, a theater, mini golf course, and lots more. We’ve never cruised with kids but there are also activities for children onboard. There is entertainment each night with dancing shows, comedians, magicians, etc. We’ve never been bored, that’s for sure!
Let me know if there are any other questions, I’d be happy to answer them in the comment section. All this cruise talk makes me want to go again ;)