Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bare Minerals De-mystified

I love Bare Minerals makeup. A friend actually purchased the starter kit for me as a birthday gift MANY years ago and I just fell in love. I love the coverage, the ease of application. I love that it is jus ta brush, not my fingers or a sponge. I like that it isn't a messy streak. the coverage cab get much more full with a few strokes. Easy peasy.

However, what I hate is that I can never get those last few applications out of the jar! You know what I am talking about? The powder never falls all the way through the shaker holes. The frugalista in me has saved about 6 or 8 of those jars. Just waiting.

I finally found the answer! A coin and some time. That is it! Several months ago I had pinned this little tutorial and never knew if it would work. Guess what? It does. You are welcome.

Take a coin and turn the makeup container over, and pop the bottom off using the coin in the ridges.

OH! Sidenote: the bottoms don't really stay on securely so maybe do one tub that you want to apply at a time till you are done with them all :)

Monday, February 3, 2014


I feel like time slips away before our very eyes. My son is 2 years old. I am a year older and so is my husband. Where does it go? I swear I was JUST 25.
I certainly don't feel 25 though.

Super Bowl: I would love to talk about some of the commercials with you. It seems like that Coke one with singing America the Beautiful in lots of languages is really causing an uproar. I wouldn't know. I didn't see any of the game, half time or commercials. I was at a Super Bowl party, with kids, including my own....and was chasing around a 2 year old all night. No drama for me.

My sweet husband had a birthday mid-January. We had dinner with friends and then the next night, caught the Coyotes game at Westgate. Phoenix really has so much to offer. I will give it that.
We are all December and January over here. Wonder if baby #2 will get that memo or come when it wants to. Not that I have to be concerned with that now. Still no sign or preggers over here.

The group I am in is throwing together a little goodbye lunch for one of the moms who is moving to Chi-town next week. There is also a little element of a surprise baby shower too. It is not a full blown shower, but will have a cute diaper cake, some games, prizes and cupcakes. All good things. :)

Ok, must get comfy pj's on because Monday night is my all night tv-watching. I hate that and love it all at once. I could DVR but who am I kidding?

Also, I still am unable to post pics... I am so sad about that. I do not know what is wrong on this end.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Birthday things.

GAH! Guys! This month is flying by and I feel like I have been crazy busy and doing nothing at the same time. Do you get that way?

NYE at our house was super low key this year. We watched movies, made fancy appetizers and everyone was in bed by 10:30. Yippee! I didn't mind one bit to tell ya the truth. I have done my fair share of Vegas NYE. More than my fair share if I am completely honest and even then, there were years that I was home by myself while my friends went out in the craziness. It just isn't that important to me. Another day. Another crazy excuse to act a fool.

My birthday is January 5. I was spoiled so many days and ways. Friday night, the hub took us to the drive in. We saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was ok. Maybe a B- or C. It was sweet but it was kind of slow in many places.

Saturday...well, I cannot remember...I don't think anything spectacular happened... it was likely just a fun day of family and playing ball. Sunday, my birthday day, I woke up to cards and gifts. My honey knows me so well. Pedicure and hair gift cards. Hallelujah because they both need Jesus. My mom got me a cast iron skillet that I have been eyeing. We went to dinner at Famous Dave's with some friends and then walked over to Cheesecake Factory for to-go cheesecake. "Someone" enjoyed the banana cheesecake more than anything else.

(I am having a hard time uploading pics..just me?)

Monday night, I went line dancing. Party continued. Tuesday night, my friends took me to Rio Café for Mexican food and to The Mad Platter for pottery painting. I have always wanted to paint pottery, never done it. It was so much fun. We plan to go again in a few weeks. The prices were so reasonable and the shop is darling. If you are in AZ, you def. should check it out.

Wednesday the party continued. Who am I? A celeb? Right? I do not know. HA. My sweetie had a massage booked for me. Relaxation to the max. Ahhhh.

Now? Back to life. Back to reality. Cinderella has lots to do!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 01, 2014

What DO you have in store for me?

Things I hope for this year:

to be more patient
to be more kind and giving
to learn to have quiet time
to read more
to self-hate less
to lose weight
to get pregnant
to spend more quality time with my men
to cook more healthy meals
to eat fast food less
to drink soda less (I broke my no-soda streak)
to blog more (obviously!)
to be more humble
to have more respect for myself
to get outside more
to swim more (we have a pool out back for crying out loud!)
to be happy
to be healthy and healthier
to be the best wife I can be
to be the best mama I can be
to be the best sister and daughter I can be
to be a better friend
to write more snail mail

What do YOU hope?


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Date night with my little

I had date night with Maddox last night. Well afternoon and night. My hub and a buddy went to cheer on ASU. Go Sundevils!

We didn't do anything spectacular but we just got to be together and I just cherish those moments. You might be thinking, uhm, you are a sahm and stay home with him all day so big deal. Well, this is true, but it was just our special night. We went to Starbucks and got tea and cakepops. I got 2, but didn't get one of them :) I have a sweet lover and that is ok.

We then went to Goodwill. I was on a hunt for frames but ended up hunting for Disney gear for our upcoming trip. I scored a bib for Maddox, a sweatshirt for my mom and 2 t-shirts for me! Yippee! Who can beat it?  I think I spent all of $7 for all of it thanks to half price day. Who knew the Goodwill has half price days?

We came home, made frozen pizza and had a messy dinner. All through dinner Mad kept saying "thank you" because he loved his food so much. That just melts my heart. I hope that is always so gracious.

I let him play in a big bubble bath for entirely too long and then we played with cars and balls, and watched Christmas movies till bed time. Lots of snuggling and kisses were had and I was one happy mama.

I am so blessed and thankful that he chose me to be his mama. I am so blessed and thankful that my husband affords me to be able to stay home with him every day. I am just so blessed that I am so thankful.

Kisses and snuggles with your almost 2 year old are just what life is all about. If you don't have children, borrow one for a day. Your perspective and life will change. They are pretty freakin amazing!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Five on Friday in Phoenix AZ


I am posting up to 2 link up's today. So let me first say this: HI! I'm Tish. I am married to my best friend and have quite possibly the world's cutest little boy. I could be biased though ;) HA. I am a Missouri-Vegas transplant to Phoenix, Arizona. I am a stay at home mama and pinterest junkie. If I had to sum myself up...well, I would be a "Burberry met Starbucks at the thrift store" kinda gal. Nice to meet you!

Little man and I had such a good time at the Children's Museum today even though it was super crowded and I didn't see as many helpers helping as usual. Love when he can touch everything and not get into trouble for it. Can I get an Amen?!

Tomorrow is 50% off day at the Goodwill and I am hitting up my local store. I think I might do some painting this weekend. I love some of the ideas I have seen using frames and bells. I will let you know if I find some goodies. Can't beat a DIY that is nearly free.
My family decided to do a gift exchange this year instead of buying for everyone. Little ones excluded of course. I like this idea and it makes it much more simple to shop! We each write 5 things we would like that are around a certain price and give everyone the list. Who you draw remains a secret till you open your gift. Or get it in the mail ;) Easy peasy, Christmas done breezy!

Thanksgiving really gets the shaft doesn't it? I LOVE Thanksgiving. It seems that every one is so excited for Halloween and then they jump right to Christmas. Poor Turkey Day gets the back burner. I am guilty too and I am wanting to listen to Christmas music all day (BTW PHX, 99.9 started playing it!) ...and put up décor but we are not. We are celebrating Thanksgiving. Here are a couple super cute treats I plan to incorporate.

I also made these little toilet paper trees. One for each "grammy" and one for us. Super cute and easy craft for the kids... then us mamas wrapped the "trunk" in yarn while the kiddos played.

Nice to meet you all...
Till next time!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


You GUYS! I scored the best little finds today! I HAD to share.

You need to go see if they are still available and get one for yourself or the ladies in your life! Cents of Style has these amazing scarves for a terrific price plus free shipping. Add the code CHEVRON2 at checkout and these $26 scarves are only ...$7.95.

Also, I am sipping on a Carmel Brulee Frap right now.... and it tastes even sweeter since it was free :) They are offering BOGO holiday drinks till the 18th.

Fa la la la la!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Five on Friday- Er,Saturday. Who's counting?

Better late than never with a blog link up right?
So let Five on Friday commence:

I went to my first shooting range last night with some lovely ladies. We had a lot of fun. It was an indoor range and we picked out silly targets. Two of the gals I went with packed their own heat, the other 3 of us went hoping for instruction :)

Today was an Ikea trip for a new high chair for little man. His "baby" one was beat up and they have wipeable plastic chairs for $15. Uhm, yes please! But who am I kidding? We walked out spending far more than that. We had a cart full. Yikes!

We took little man to his first Suns game of the season. Ate at The Hard Rock Café and then hit the game. We were pretty nervous about taking him to dinner mostly since he is likely the worlds worst dining companion, but he surprised us and did fantastic. That great mood lasted throughout the game and date night with my two guys was perfect.

We just booked the spot for Maddox's 2nd birthday party. we went pretty low key and are letting someone else do pretty much everything since we will just be getting back from Disney the day before. I even did online invites. Does this make me a bad mom? I definitely am not living up to my pinterest boards with this, but I know Maddox and the kids will have fun and it will be super stress free. I have cute gift bags that I am putting together too, so that is as about homemade as this party is getting.

For the longest time I didn't really paint my finger nails. I would occasionally get the bug to do it, but it was not a constant thing. They were always manicured and I used a clear to make them shine, but color was too much. As of late, I am LOVING this new color I stumbled upon.
It is an Essie I found at TJ Maxx, called Miss Fancy Pants. And y'all, it is about the perfect shade for me. It is the ideal neutral. Beige, gray, taupe. P E R F E C T.
I have been wearing it every. single. day.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

The waiting game

Everyone around me.. and that I read about seems to be pregnant. Does that just happen when you want a baby?

I am genuinely happy for each one of them. I really am. I am genuinely happy for each one of you.

I am just a little sad for me. I know that things happen when they are meant to happen. I know that when it is time for us to have a second child, it will happen. I just wish I got to choose when.

Maddox loves babies so much. He has to go see each of them he sees and he repeats baby with  a huge cheesy grin until the said baby is gone. He picks out all of his baby items and lets us know those are for babies too. But he does it with such happiness that we know he just would be such a good big brother.

We will wait. Dream of pink and blue. And be happy for each of you.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A quickie

A quick picture dump to fill the days ;)

That has been the haps around here. More soon lovelies!

Make it a great day!