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Lets try this again… and again.

     If you haven’t guessed it, I’m pretty on and off again on this blog. The idea of it seems wonderful but getting down to business and doing it is a totally different story. That is my life. I have all these grand and wonderful ideas but when it comes to actually doing them, I just don’t and move on to the next big thing. I realize this is a problem and is going to be something I’m going to work on. I mean I feel if I can actually stick with breastfeeding, which is super hard (hello, almost 7 months) and cloth diapering then maybe something is changing in my pattern.

My poor family and friends are probably sick of seeing all the pictures I post on FB so I’m going to get back at blogging it. That way if and when family and friends want to check it out, they can at their leisure. I’m also, I guess getting to the point (cough, age…) where I don’t really care what everyone thinks. I used to be so afraid to publish this blog to my facebook in fear of what others would think and or say. I’m a libra and it’s in my nature to be a people pleaser. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. That simple and I need to have that mentality more.

We are currently getting ready for Jaeden’s 9th birthday party this weekend! It is a movie themed party at home. We are going to watch Trolls and eat cake and popcorn with a couple of her friends from school. We have a big surprise for her on the day of her birthday. She is going to start taking piano lessons and thus will be getting an electric keyboard from us. Her Nana got her a new Paris comforter and some decor. The plan is to take her to school and set up all her goodies, so when she gets home she will be surprised. It’s so hard to believe she will be 9 tomorrow. My first baby.

Until Next time…

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Influenster || Violet Vox Box 2013

I’ve had my Influenster Vox Box items for a couple weeks now. It’s review time!

This didn’t last very long. I had two bites then my 5 year old ate the rest. It was pretty good. I think I would have liked another flavor better, not a cranberry fan.

This headband was very comfortable, however it didn’t stay put very well. It slid really easy because of the material. I love the gray and Violet together. Maybe if you wore your hair down like in the picture it would stay better, but for me it just didn’t stay.

Out of the whole box this was my favorite… It’s Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish in reef-raf. However, it’s not the best fingernail polish in the world. It’s super streaky. I’m wearing one coat now and you can see the streaks. I think 1-2 more coats and it would be fine.

I was most excited about this product in my Vox Box. It’s the Goody Quikstyle Hair Brush. This thing retails at 13.00!! I would never pay that for a hairbrush, especially not this one. I was SO let down by this brush. It did absolutely nothing for my hair and was terrible to brush with. It felt very cheap and not at all of good quality.
I was very pleased to receive these, compliments of Influenster, Goody, SoyJoy, and Sally Hansen. I love testing out new products.
Goodnight loves!

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Influenster || Mary Kay Vox Box

Why hello there!

It’s been sometime since I’ve stopped by. I have a big people job now… So I work my days away and rarely get time to read, blog, etc.


I got a very lovely package in the mail the other day. It was my very first influenster vox box. It was filled with wonderful Mary Kay (full sized) products!!



Influenster is a community of people who review and rate products. If you qualify for a certain vox box, they send you a bunch of samples, so you can review and spread the word! I think influenster is by invite only now, I guess they have so many people signed up. You have to request an invite or just let me know and I can invite you. It’s loads of fun. I’ve enjoyed my Mary Kay Vox Box so much! Lets do this:

It came with (from Left to right) lash primer, mascara, a concealer/cream eyeshadow brush, lipstick in pink chèrie, and last but not least a lavender cream eyeshadow called purple storm!

This is my most favorite in the box! It has these little cotton things I between the brushes and works so well. I’ve used it by itself this week. It gives a good base for mascara to be applied.

The mascara is okay, I DO NOT like the silicone brushes. They hurt my eyes. They are too hard, but they do work at separating and lengthening lashes (primer does that too).

Nothing too special about this brush, it gets the job done and has a soft tip.

The lipstick is a sheer wash of bright pink. It is pretty. It has a smell to it, that I’m not fond of but the formula is good. Doesn’t dry out your lips and is very easy to apply. The packaging is pretty cool. You can see the color through the top of the tube, and it slides in and out of the top casing. Cool!

Lastly, the creame eyeshadow. The color pay off isn’t the greatest. It last a long time, I had to scrub it off my hand! I think this would be a great base for a powdered shadow. It’s very smooth and creamy (as its called).

I’m very thankful to Mary Kay and Influenster for letting me test out these products for completely no cost to me! I haven’t tried Mary Kay in years!! Like I said my favorite in the box is the primer. They included a magazine with their products and i’m very intrigued! I’ll post a look of all the products on my mug:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!




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Review || Maybelline’s Colossal Volume Cat Eyes


Hello Hello!

My first review of 2013 and it isn’t good… :/ I have heard about the cat eyes mascara and thought, oh! I LOVE love my regular colossal volume, this one shall be amazing. I was wrong. I love everything about the huge brush and the almost dry formula in the regular colossal volume. This one is just about the opposite. The brush is curved and small. Also really stiff, it almost hurt to brush it through my lashes.

The formula was very wet and I don’t want to say runny but it almost felt like there was no formula there. I obviously know that this wasn’t going to give me a more cat like appearance, but I thought it would be a better colossal volume. I must say that the packaging is adorable. I love the leopard spots but this mascara just wasn’t worth the 7.00-8.00 I spent.

Now, why this looks like it did an okay job, I’ll post my makeup of the day picture and it almost looks like I have no mascara on… Such a disappointment.

Well that will be it for this review, until next time…

Peace an Blessings 🙂



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A New Year and some new changes.

I know I haven’t been posting at all really, but I’ve been torn as to feeling like I can only blog about hunting or makeup and so when I do post other stuff I guess I feel guilty.. weird, I know. I wanted to make a change to my blog that wouldn’t limit me (or make me feel limited) as to what I can post about.
I am a stay at home mom who likes to do a bunch of things for and with my family. I hope those of you who read my blog will understand. I feel I can post a lot more if I have more of a broader range of what I’m posting about. Thanks for understanding. 🙂

We are going to be spending New Year’s Eve with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law at their house and my sister will be joining us. No biggie… we will end up leaving at 10:30 or so and watching the ball drop here at the house. I am planning on opening my special bottle of Crazy Ex Girlfriend wine! Woo. GO me. lol Oh and I made some Cake Batter Chocolate Chip cookies from They are all things wonderful and good for a great New Year. They have sprinkles and stars and of course cake batter! YUM. I’ll post pictures later.

Also, I’m not usually the one to make New Year’s Resolutions BUT I am converting to Catholicism this year and cannot tell you how happy I’ve been because I realize that what other people think, talk, or do about me or some of my choices has no impact on me. That’s a decision that I’ve made. I’m going to QUIT worrying about what everyone else thinks and trust what God wants is right. Also, I’m trying SO hard to not judge others because we have NO idea what they are going or have been through. I truly want everyone to have peace with themselves because we are only here for a short amount of time and I want my time here to mean something.

Sorry to bore you with all that, but it’s just how I feel. I’ve opened my heart up for God and just feel so much better about everything. It’s all clearer and I don’t have a heavy heart filled with stress, ugliness, and just down right unhappiness. I hope the New Year brings all of you wonderful readers a new sense of peace and a wonderful happy 2013. 🙂

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I Just got the first doe of the season!!!

Haha. I know it’s supposed to be buck… But hey we get what we can get! It was a modern gun doe hunt in specified zones here in Arkansas and I just so happened to go hunting with my dad… Who goes to a deer camp in a little city named Sheridan (well outside of Sheridan). I got out to my stand around 0630 and when daylight breaks I ask my dad (through a text message shhh!!) where in the heck is the feeder? He responded with right in front of you. I look and I don’t ever find it. My phone lights up again with a text from my dad saying be sure and look down the road. I said okay, and looked to my right see nothing… Take my time looking to the left and BAZINGA! There were two doe crossing the street. Now, granted this is my second deer EVER, I still get jumpy and shaky and I got a neck shot… To some that’s good but I’ve always been told a chest shot is the best shot. So here is my little doe:

You can see the bullet hole in her neck there… She didn’t even budge. As soon as I shot she plopped down. So yay for some deer meat… I feel like we have been out of deer meat forever but it’s only just been for about 3 weeks or so hehe. Ready for some good eatins!

Thanks for stopping by and reading.

Mindy Lou