Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Love

Allow me the opportunity to introduce the sweetest four-legged fur baby... His name is Buckley and I simply adore him!
It's bittersweet to come to terms with the fact that he will be seven in August. It seems like only a short while ago that we picked him up from the breeder when he was just a little puppy. It is funny to think how little he once was... so small he could crawl under the couch and various tables. Not so much now, but he still tries.

Buckley is our only baby so we take him to Doggy Day Care (DDC) once a week. He LOVES it. He knows when I say, "Do you want to go play today?" Then it is game on! He runs down the stairs and scratches at the door to the garage to get in the car.   The ride can be simply described as me attempting to drive while he goes bananas until he is inside the place with his friends. The highlight of my day is the pick-up and drop-off.  He trots down the hallway, unleashed, knowing where his "classroom" can be found.  The "teachers" provide a report card and photos of his day. Without fail, Buckley is pictured with one of his favorites, a tennis ball.
The tennis ball is his favorite inanimate thing in whole world next to his chicken. If you are going to say "ball" to this guy - be prepared!  Buckley excels as a ball player in that he will always return it to you and go so far as to nudge the ball as close to you as you want it... even right in your hand. He was trained by the best!

When we get home from DDC he is pooped. That's their motto at DDC - "We'll send them home pooped!" He eats his dinner and then it's lights out.

Buckley's best friend is "Chicken". Chicken is an almost cartoon-shaped yellow rubber chicken I found at the local pet store. I thought it would be good because of its relative thickness and durability compared to other toys.  There would be no way he could destroy it and thankfully Chicken is still in one piece.  Indulge me a moment to share an example of Buckley's affection towards Chicken.  Picture him searching the house to get Chicken and returning to our room, jumping on the bed carrying Chicken in his mouth, placing Chicken beside him and finally lying down beside him. Chicken really is his little buddy. It is very sweet and warms my heart. 

That is my little love. Thanks for letting me share!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Loving Orange



Baller on a Budget: Bio Oil

I saw this skin care recommendation on Pixiwoo.  One of the sisters was talking about some of the skin care products that she was using.  She mentioned that her skin was really dry.  I have been having the same problem and have been trying all sorts of products.  She mentioned that she was using Bio-Oil.   I have always seen this in the drug stores and remember my grandmother having this in her bathroom.  The common recommendation is for stretch marks.  If I had any I guess I could use it for that as well - Just Kidding!
I love a good recommendation and since the Pixiwoo girls are professional make up artists, they have seen a lot of products. 
Off to Walgreens I went.  Found the Bio-Oil and it was on sale - bonus.  I believe it was normally $16.99 for the large bottle. 
I have been using this for about two weeks and I have noticed a huge change.  I use  it in the morning after I get out of the shower.  You don't need much.  It does not even look like I have opened the bottle.  The slickness takes a little getting used to.  But it does feel like your face is drinking it up.  After about five minutes I continue on with my regular products.   Big Fan!

Friday, June 24, 2011



I have started playing around with the website Polyvore.   I am slowly building my closet on this site.  Some of the items are not necessarily what I have bought.  Just a similar style of clothing that I have.  I have really enjoyed looking at other people's outfits because it is a great way to get ideas and see how things will work color wise.  I have noticed that it can be a little addicting.  I saw this Jcrew three quarters stripped tee shirt in burnt orange.  Apparently is was on sale and there was free shipping.  So I made the purchase.  The outfits were really cute and I had all the items except for the shirt.  So I really had to.  You understand. 
 I have added a link to my Polyvore site.  Please feel free to like or follow me.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Reward Programs

The idea of rewards programs can be a lot of fun.  Especially when you have racked up a lot of points.  I have a couple of companies that I have signed up with.   For instance, Starbucks.  I have gotten two free drinks.  Apparently I have purchased 15 drinks and the next one is on them.  And I also got a free drink for my birthday.  It made me smile.  
I am also a member of the Sephora beauty reward program. I usually don't go for any of the samples that they are offering.  None of the items really seemed worth it.  I liked the idea of having a lot of point in case something good came up.  Well I was in Sephora this week to pick up some gloss.  While I was checking out they mentioned what was available for the 500 points gift.  It looked very intriguing... it was a Korres set.  The set included Guava Body Butter, Cherry Oil Lip gloss, Quercetin & Oak Age reversing night cream, and Quercetin & Oak Age reversing primer.  I have never tried this brand but had heard about the primer.  I am always on the look for a good primer.  I decided to try this set because it looked like you really got a decent amount of each product to really try.  I will let you know how it goes.    Hope you are having a good day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Num Num Num: Taco Pie

This is a recipe that my sister had sent me.   It is so easy and so yummy.  For the crust I have seen recipes call for a pie crust or crescent rolls.  I have used both.  The pie crust is a little richer.  I have also enclosed the pie but prefer to leave it open and just have the cheese as the top.  There are a lot of variations for this as far as adding extra ingredients.
Here is the recipe I usually use:

1 can of Crescent Rolls/or pie crust
1 lb. lean ground beef (i have used ground turkey)
1 8 oz. container of sour cream
1 8 oz. package of finely shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1 package taco seasoning (dry)
1/2 package water (use taco seasoning package)
Spray a 9 inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Line the pie plate with the Crescent Rolls,   making sure to overlap, Fill any gaps and bring up to edge. 
Brown and drain beef. Add Taco Seasoning and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Top crescent rolls with meat mixture. Top with sour cream and shredded cheese. Bake in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with extra sour cream, salsa or salsa con queso and shredded lettuce, tomatoes or other toppings of your choice.

I made this one for a friend . 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baller on a Budget: Hair Therapy

I love seeing comparisons with high priced items and then the bargain that is comparable.  I saw this one on Rachel Zoe's Parallel Universe and decided to try it.  I have enjoyed this product and would totally buy it again.  I use it about three times a week.  It says once a week but I blow dry and straight iron my hair almost everyday.  Plus the humidity in S. Fla can just be brutal on your hair.  Especially if you want to wear it down.
This one is what Rachel recommend - retail $60

This was the comparison - retail $7


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