May Empties

It's been another good month for using stuff up, here are my empties for May:-
  •  John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight - I have a love/hate thing going on with this one.  Sometimes I really love using it because it de-frizzes and straightens my hair like a dream.  Other times, it feels like it leaves a lot of residue which leads to product build up and makes my hair look dull.  Needless to say, I've had this bottle for about 7 months and have only just finished it.  Repurchase?  Probably not, I think I'll stick with my Macadamia Oil instead.
  • Boots Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover - This has been a staple of mine for years.  It's cheap and does the job.  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Bodhi Ylang Ylang Incensa Sensual Bath & Shower Therapy* - Love, love, love this!  My absolute HG high-end all-natural bath product.  Smells absolutely incredible!  Repurchase? Yes, it's pricey but worth every penny IMO.  Going onto the birthday wishlist.
  • Lush American Cream Conditioner - Really like this and have bought it several times.  Smells great and makes my hair lovely and soft, without weighing it down.  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Burts Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar - Didn't get on with this at all, sorry to say it's one of the worst shampoos I've ever tried and I had to throw it out after just one use.  Left a horrible greasy, sticky residue type film on my hair which took several rinses to get out.  Not good!  Repurchase? No!
  • A'kin 24 Hour Intensive Moisture Leave-In Conditioner - Was pleasantly surprised by this because a lot of leave-in conditioner leave my hair feeling on the greasy side, but this one absorbed into my hair straight away and it felt beautifully light.  My hair was sleek and frizz free, as well as feeling properly hydrated.  Amazing stuff from such a natural product.  Repurchase? Definitely, I got 2 uses out of the sachet sample, which makes getting the full size even more affordable as a little goes a long way.
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover - One of the best makeup removers on the market, takes off everything and never irritates my skin.  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Lavera Basis Hand Cream - I like this for using in summer as it's nice and light.  Smells good too, a bit like subtle marzipan!  Repurchase? Yes, have another sample tube in my handbag that I'm using.
  • RMK Cleansing Oil - Wanted to like this because it's often raved about, but it was just too heavy for my oily/combination skin.  I imagine it would be great for dry skin though. Repurchase? No, not for me.
  •  Bodhi Jasmine Falls Relaxing Bath & Shower Therapy* - This is another gorgeous all natural bath product that I adore using.  So soothing and great to use before going to bed.  Repurchase? Yes, I would save up and get a full size of this once I've used some of my other bath products up.
  • Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion - Another staple of mine, I've bought this countless times and find that a tub lasts a good couple of months.  Makes my feet soft and smelling fresh!  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Smooch Lip Gloss in Jelly Bean - I liked the sheer colour of this, a pretty coral which is great for layering over lipstick.  Has taken me ages to finish this though because the formula is very sticky, so I mainly used it on nights out.  Repurchase? No, there are others I like more than this.
  • Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid - Love this, smells and tastes just like lemonade and is super moisturising, whilst also delivering some subtle shimmer.  Repurchase? Yes.
  • bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Medium Beige - Really do like this a lot, excellent for oily skin, especially in summer.  Coverage is on the sheer side but can be built up if wanted.  Repurchase? Yes, will buy a full size of this soon!
  • Clinique Almost Bronzer SPF 15 in 01 Light/Medium - Received this in a bonus time GWP last year I think?  It's far too shimmery for my liking to be used as a bronzer, however it looked gorgeous when used as a highlight which is how I used it up.  Repurchase? No, I have too many highlighters as it is and don't use them that often.
  • Evolve Organic Beauty Protein Build Conditioner for Dry/Damaged Hair - Oh my, this smelt insanely good!  Sweet like cookies and cake batter, so strange for a hair conditioner, but I'm not going to complain!  Great conditioner too, noticed my hair feeling softer after just one use.  Repurchase?  Yes, I'm sure I'll get a full size of this at some point.
  •  Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup - I thought this was OK but nothing amazing.  Repurchase? No.
  • Inlight Organic Daily Face Oil - Lovely oil that absorbed straight away into the skin and didn't feel greasy at all.  Smelt good, bit like vanilla.  Repurchase? Maybe.
  • Lush Ceridwen's Cauldron Luxury Bath Melt - Great for dry skin and when my eczema flares up, calms everything down and makes my skin feel normal again, whilst leaving it incredibly soft.  Reviewed here.  Repurchase? Yes.
*PR samples
    What are your beauty empties this month?

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    May Books List

    Books I have read this month:-

    (1) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - I don't usually go for mystery novels, but I like to read them every now and again for a change, and this one was chosen as a book club read.  The Thirteenth Tale is full of secrets to unravel, and it has a creepy tone to it which is similar to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  Found this quite enjoyable; it's the kind of book I would have liked to have read on a beach somewhere. [3/5]

    (2) News From Nowhere by William Morris - It is something of a miracle that I actually managed to finish this and not give up on it.  I know that it's a revered classic and many people love it, but I found it, for the most part, pretty tedious.  Morris' fictional story of a happy socialist/communist utopian community could have been so much more, but lacked so many extra details that were sorely needed to really engage the reader with the world that he was trying to build.  I also struggled with his ideals of how everyone in this new society was technically 'equal', yet the same gendered stereotypes (e.g women doing all of the housework because apparently they 'like' doing it etc) still remained and are heavily reinforced in this book. I'm not buying it Morris! You can wash your own clothes!  [1/5]

    (3) Insurgent by Veronica Roth - After the action-packed Divergent, I felt that Insurgent began to fall into that awkward second book / filler-in-the-series category a bit.  The story seems to drag itself out a bit and you can see where it's heading pretty quickly, but I still enjoyed most of it.  The last third of the book was definitely the best part for me, and of course it ends on a great cliffhanger which will make sure that I'll read the next book in the series. [3/5]

    (4) American Gods by Neil Gaiman - American Gods has been recommended to me so many times, that I felt like I just had to read it sooner or later.  The characters are colourful and mostly bizarre (as I guess you'd expect anyway from an epic fantasy novel!), and I loved Shadow and of course, the ominous Mr Wednesday.  An absolute must if you like intelligent fantasy stuff.  [4/5]

    (5) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson Took me a long time to finish this, but I'm glad that I've finally gotten around to reading this. Found it quite slow paced (especially with all the details to do with the magazine, those parts seemed to drag for me), until the last two hundred pages or so, where I really started to get into it.  Must admit that I liked the film more than the book, which is quite rare for me to say.  [3/5]

    What books have you read this month? 

    End of Year treat.

    School's OUT!
    The boys had their last day today.
    I sent the boys off with some treats this morning to hand out to all their 'peeps'.


    Plus THIS.....

    Equalled THIS....

    Idea and Printable found on A Cupcake for the Teacher.
    You can find the Krazy Straws at the Dollar Tree....a package of 6 for a buck.
    Kool-Aid is super cheap at Wal-mart.  Like 15 cents cheap.

    The boys also woke up this morning to a festive little table.

    All of the necessities to start the summer off right: Buildable Cardboard Castle Forts, popsicle molds, sidewalk chalk and Starbursts.

    Can't believe the year is officially over. 
    We had the BEST teachers EVER!!

    First Day of School 2012

    Last Day of School 2012

    Review: Weleda Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash

    I am a huge fan of anything pomegranate scented, so when I ran out of my bottle of Weleda's Regenerating Pomegranate Body Oil, I rushed to Boots to get another, but they were SOLD OUT! ARGH! Determined not to leave empty handed, I decided to get the Creamy Body Wash instead.

    I've used this before, since discovering it in a Carmine beauty box (RIP Carmine, you're missed!) ages ago, but for whatever reason at the time, I decided not to repurchase it.  Using it this morning reminded me of how good it really is.

    Weleda's Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash is a mostly natural, gentle wash for use in the shower.  It's has a thick and creamy formula that lathers well and it feels wonderful on the skin, never leaving it feeling dry afterwards.  And of course, it has that amazing subtle pomegranate scent which is so light and fresh.  I really rate this if you're looking for a summer shower product which is more like a cleanser for your body.    

    And a heads up for you bargain hunters, Boots currently have some Weleda products in their 3 for 2 summer promotion! 

    Whilst I'm here, I thought I'd show you some Weleda samples that my mum sent me recently.  She lives in Germany and Weleda are very easy to find over there, especially in their huge pharmacies/health stores (think of a Holland and Barrett but the same size as a highstreet Boots).  Can't wait to try these out, aren't mums the best?

    What are your favourite Weleda products?

    Red White and Blue....we LOVE you.

    It's become a little tra-dish for Joe and I to host a Memorial Day BBQ for my side of the family. 
    We're always guaranteed GOOD TIMES and GOOD EATS.
    Here's a peek into our festive family evening:

    Have you ever had JELLO poke cake?
    It is DIVINE when used as strawberry shortcake.
    We marinate strawberries in sugar all day to top it off.
    We're healthy like that.

    {Printables for the Jello Cups and Cake Bunting are FREE from TomKat Studio.}

    P.s. Have you entered my GIVEAWAY HERE?!?

    Blink & Go Long Lasting Mascara

    I am something of a mascara junkie and often have at least two or three on the go at any one time (I know that sounds a bit excessive but there is a method to madness, honest!). So I usually have to hand a simple one for everyday, a more dramatic/super volumising/super amazing one for going out etc, and a waterproof one in the summer months. 

    Whilst my current HG mascara (Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus) is waterproof, it's a pain in the ass to remove, so in this heatwave I've been mainly reaching for my trusty Blink & Go Long Lasting Mascara.

    Packaging wise, this mascara comes in one hell of a big tube compared to the standard size of most other mascaras, but at least it's easy to find in your make-up bag!  The wand is quite a big brush which I'm not usually a fan of, but it is angled just right at the end, to make getting those little lashes properly coated a quick and simple job to do. 

    Formula wise, it's beautifully pigmented and comes out a rich black.  It's a little on the wet side so you have to make sure it's fully dry before looking up, otherwise it will smudge everywhere.  However, once it has dried, this mascara will not budge AT ALL.  It lengthens really well too!

    Some people find this quite stubborn to remove, but I press a cotton wool pad soaked in warm water onto my closed eye and hold it there for a few minutes.  This will remove most of it as it comes off in little solid pieces, rather than smearing everywhere.  Remove the rest with a good make-up remover and you're good to go.

    Which waterproof mascara are you using in this heat?

    This Weekend We...

    {Warning.  Our weekend pretty much revolved around food.  And eating. And lots of it.}

    *Finished London's swim Lessons.  She's {sorta} become a pro at going off the diving board.  And she's only 3.  Proud mama, yes I am.

    Thank goodness her bestie Jane was there to share in all of the chlorinated fun!

    * Date night with Joe HERE.  You honestly cannot beat their Early Bird specials.  
    Yes...Joe and I like to usually eat out EARLY on Friday nights.  
    We get along well with the 'elderly' crowd.
    $7.99 for a 6 oz. sirloin steak and 2 sides.  Yum-MY!

    *Saw THIS movie.  Love Love LOVED it.
    It's based on a true story ya know.
    Jack Black is perfect in it. And just in case you DO see it...just know...the townspeople getting interviewed are REAL people.  Not actors.  It made it THAT MUCH better.

    * Finished off the boys' baseball season.  YA-HOO!
    The weather could not have been more perfect for it either.

    * Team Party HERE.

    * Date night with fun friends HERE.
    It was the most perfect night to eat outside.  Sadly now, we probably won't get to go back until October when the temps start to dip again.

    * Church.

    *Confiscated this love note from Grant's crush during Sacrament meeting:

    My personal favorite lines are:

    You're the Peanut to my butter...
    You smell like rainbows....
    You are the butter to my fly
    and not to be forgotten...
    I like your little freckles.

    May I remind you....Grant is 7.  Joe and I were DYING laughing when we found this!! 

    * Made our Summer To-Do List.

    Printable found from The Crafting Chicks and printed off at Costco as a 16x20 print.

    *Tacos for Sunday dinner.
    {Shredded beef.  The best.  Recipe to follow soon}.

    It was a very busy weekend indeed.  Family filled and couldn't have been more perfect.

    Tomorrow....we celebrate MEMORIAL DAY with the Lamoreaux side.
    BBQ at our house.
    Burgers, Brats, salads, Diet Coke, fresh strawberry shortcake, and lots of laughter.

    P.S.  Make sure and enter my GIVEAWAY HERE!!!

    Giveaway Giveaway!

    Image via My Blessed Life.

    It's time for another giveaway.  Why? Well because I keep gaining followers to my little 'ole blog.  And to be honest, I'm not sure how!? But I am grateful.  Very grateful.  Maybe SOME day...I'll figure out how to make this blog all professional and stuff.  {Who am I kidding...I don't know the FIRST thing about professional-ism.  OR computer technology. Sigh}.  For get to enjoy me just the way I am..{Smile}!  

    THIS was my last giveaway.
    It just happened to be around Valentine's Day so I went a little Valentine's crazy.
    Since tomorrow is the official start of Summer {in my book at least}...I'm doing a PATRIOTIC type of giveaway this time.  A box full of RED WHITE and BLUE loot if ya know what I mean.  It'll be stuff I pick up from random places to decorate and dazzle my house and kitchen table with.  I'll just pick up an EXTRA one of everything for YOU.  

    Here's how it works:

    1. You HAVE to be a follower of my blog.
    2. You HAVE to leave a comment on THIS entry with your NAME and your very most FAVORITE thing about summer time.

    That's it.  I don't really ask much.

    This contest will close on Thursday May 31st at midnight.

    I will announce the WINNER on Friday June 1st.

    Happy Entering!

    NOTD: OPI - Rally Pretty Pink

    With my new pot of glitter slaying remover (The Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, have a read of my review of that here) firmly in my paws, I am rediscovering some of my favourite glitter polishes.  OPI's Rally Pretty Pink was released sometime last year as part of a Serena Williams Glam Slam! France mini collection.  It's a rosy pink duo-chrome which has awesome gold and pink glitter in it.  This shade seems to look different in so many lights, but is always pretty and eye-catching.

    What are you wearing on your nails this weekend? 

    Review: Compeed Anti-Blister Stick

    I hope everyone is enjoying this absolutely glorious weather we're having at the moment!  I know I certainly am!  I treated myself to a new pair of summery sandals the other day, which were fine when I tried them on in the shop, but agonizingly painful when I got them home and actually tried to walk in them.  I was in two minds to return them but thought they might just need breaking in a bit instead (plus I got them in a sale and they are GORGEOUS!).  I attempted to wear them for most of yesterday to break them in, but nope, they were just hurting too much.  With a sad face, I went along to the local chemist to pick up some plasters for my poor abused feet and saw a display of these sticks, and I was immediately intrigued.

    This Compeed Anti-Blister Stick does just what it promises to do; it's a natural based balm like formula that you apply to places on your feet where you get friction from shoes (so, back of the heels etc).  The balm provides an invisible barrier of protection that's no greasy and doesn't mark your shoes.  And it works! EUREKA! No more rubbing on my feet!  It's packaged in a handy handbag sized plastic wind-up tube and doesn't really have a scent.  I got mine on offer for £1.99, but I think most places like Boots might have them on sale for a pound or so more.

    Has anyone else tried one of these?

    Tried & Tested: John Masters Organics Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo

    I've been trying out this bottle of John Masters Organics Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo for nearly a month now and that's usually enough time for me to review properly.  Plus, I must give thanks to Danny from Holistic Green Beauty for asking about it the other day which completely reminded me to type this up!  The JMO Lavender and Rosemary shampoo is
    • pH balanced
    • Has no sodium lauryl sulphate 
    • Can be used for all hair types including colour treated hair
    • 70% organic ingredients
    I have a very sensitive scalp so I have to be careful what products I use, and over the last year, I've been leaning towards more natural based shampoos.  This Lavender and Rosemary shampoo doesn't irritate me at all, and unlike other natural shampoos I've tried, it lathers up well too.  It's very gentle on my hair, cleaning it thoroughly, and it has a subtle scent where you can smell the lavender and rosemary essential oils, though this doesn't linger after it's been washed out.  The consistency of the shampoo is great; not too runny and not too thick.  I do however find that I have to use more of this shampoo than I would with mainstream/chemical based formulas, but my hair does look and feel better if I spend a little extra time and wash it twice with this.

    The only downsides I've experienced with this shampoo is that it's a bit drying if you don't use a heavy duty conditioner with it.  I think my hair would begin to feel straw like if I went without using any kind of conditioner (for reference, I have an oily/sensitive scalp, and much dryer/damaged easily lengths and ends) after I had shampooed.  It also makes my hair tangle a lot easier than it usually does, which is probably why it's recommended to use a detangling conditioner with it. 

    I'm going to stick with it and finish the bottle purely because it doesn't irritate my sensitive scalp, but at this stage I'm unsure of whether I would choose to repurchase it as it's £16 a bottle.  Saying that, it's certainly one of the best natural based shampoos I've tried out so far.

    Have you tried any John Masters Organics haircare?

    2 Try-able Recipes.

    Two yummy recipes to share today.  One from a good friend of mine...another from Pinterest.  Remember how I said that ya win some ya lose some on the ole Pin-interest {as my husband calls it}!? Well this one was a BIG win.

    Joe went as far as to say that it was his NEW FAVORITE dish.
    Translation: it's super super yummy.'s made in the crock pot.  DOUBLE bonus!!

    The next recipe is one of my very most favorite pasta salads from my good friend Molly. 
    Bbq season is upon us {wahoo!}....and this makes the perfect side dish.

    Yummy Pasta Salad

    4 cups cooked tri-color pasta
    1/2 cup red bell pepper
    1/2 cup sliced olives {I omit these...not a fan}
    1/2 cup sliced green onions
    1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
    1 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/4 cup pine nuts {optional....but for me...they are a MUST!}
    Chopped cucumbers {Because I add these to EVERY salad I make}


    1 Tbs. garlic minced
    1/4 c. red wine vinegar
    1/8 c. lemon juice
    1/2 c. olive oil
    1 Tbs. salt
    1 tsp. pepper

    Toss all ingredients with dressing.
    Chill and Serve.

    {If you COULD make this as a main dish....just add shredded rotisserie chicken. Would be SUPER yum!}

    Saying THANKS...the easy way!

    Someone did me a BIG favor yesterday and I wanted to show them my appreciation.
    I wanted to say THANKS with a small gesture...but didn't have a bunch of time today.
    I came up with a SUPER EASY and QUICK gift for under $10.

    Here ya go...brace yourselves:

    Go to Paradise Bakery.
    If you buy 6 cookies you get 6 free.  It comes to roughly around $9.  Paradise Bakery provides the cute carrying box and then all you have to do is print out THESE labels from Living Locurto. That's it! The tags come in pink AND green and are actually originally intended to be used as sandwich bag toppers.  I just cut mine in half so it was a single rectangle.  

    Now go on out and tell someone GRACIAS!
    You can THANK ME later.

    Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

    Finally got my paws on one of these!  Seems like I've been looking for it for forever!  It is of course the much hyped and much raved about Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover.  It comes in a hot pink fat tub and is acetone and paraben free.  The big claim with this is that it removes regular nail polish in 1 second (per nail), simply by dipping said nail into the sponge inside and twisting the tub, eliminating the usage of cotton wool.  Apparently, it's also supposed to have some kind of 'red fruit and vanilla fragrance', but I certainly wouldn't recommend deeply inhaling this.  OK, it's not as potently whiffy as most nail polish removers, but it doesn't exactly smell of strawberry fields either. 

    I wasn't that obsessed with finding it when I first saw this being mentioned, until I saw a couple of bloggers commenting on its amazing super powers of removing glitter nail polish.  After that, I was like, YEAH I NEED THIS!  Being a NOTD junkie and general lover of all things sparkly and shiny, I wear my fair share of glitter polish, and like everyone else, I find removing it to be a pain in the ass.  Yes, the tin foil wrap thingy works fine, but I'm lazy, and it's fiddly and time consuming.  Anything that will take it off in less than ten minutes without dissolving my nails is obviously going to appeal to me.

    Before I go through my experiment and try this out, I thought I'd quickly point out that I don't think this remover is actually meant for getting rid of glitter nail polish.  By this, I mean the 1 second per nail claim isn't going to apply to glitter, so bear that in mind.       

    I picked four of my favourite glittery (and stubborn to remove) nail polishes.  Deborah Lippmann - Razzle Dazzle, Revlon - Facets Of Fuchsia, OPI - Teenage Dream and Barry M - 150 Red Glitter.   I applied two coats to each nail.

    You put your nail one at a time, into the sponge inside and twist the tub.  I assume that 1 second = 1 twist?  For my experiment I first did 5 twists per nail, the results being...

     ... OK.  You can see that it has taken off a good portion of Facets Of Fuchsia (second nail) and has probably taken off one coat of Teenage Dream (third nail).  I think it took a lot of Red Glitter (last nail) because of the way my little finger angled itself in the sponge.

    I then did another 5 twists per nail...  

    ... HELLO!  Here you can clearly see that practically all of the glitter has come off, with just a tiny bit left (there's more left of Teenage Dream (third nail) as it's a very chunky glitter).  My nails were a little oily after using this, but I always wash my hands after using a remover and apply cuticle or hand cream, so this wasn't an issue for me.

    I'm very impressed with the results overall and will definitely continue to use this for removing glitter nail polish.  I'm not sure how long a tub of this will last for and because it's on the expensive side of things (this is £4.99 for 75ml and my regular acetone free remover is £1.25 for 150ml), I'll probably only use it for glitter removal, but it's certainly very handy to have if you wear a lot of nail polish.

    Have you picked one of these up?

    Review: LUSH Ceridwen's Cauldron Luxury Bath Melt

    Most people who have heard of LUSH will be well aware of their colourful and fun bath bombs that often dominate the shop display windows.  As much as I love those products, I love LUSH's luxury bath melts more.  They are so understated and simple, that I feel they sometimes go under the radar a bit in the blogging world.  To help amend this, today's review is going to be dedicated to my favourite luxury bath melt from LUSH, Ceridwen's Cauldron.

    Ceridwen's Cauldron was one of the first products that I ever bought from LUSH and it came highly recommended to me from a friend who used to work there.  I suffer from flare ups of eczema every now and again, so I have to be careful of not using anything that would aggravate it.  Instead, I want something that will soothe it and make my skin happy again.  Ceridwen's Cauldron is quite frankly an amazing product to use if you're in the same boat.  It comes wrapped in a muslin cloth, tied with red ribbon and has a very subtle scent to it (I can mostly smell the cocoa butter).  Packed full of oats, cocoa butter, walnut oil and skin calming herbs, it very slowly melts into your bathwater and is perfect if you enjoy long soaks in the tub.  Once it has all melted, you can use the remaining oats and herbs in the muslin bag as a gentle exfoliant in the shower the next day.  When I get out, my skin always feel softer than it's ever been before and I never have to use any body moisturiser.

    Priced at £3.99, this is a great treat for your skin if it's feeling dry and unhappy.  I always enjoy using one of these when I want some relaxing 'me' time.

    Have you tried any of the luxury bath melts from LUSH?

    This Weekend We...

    * Went out to dinner with fun friends HERE and then saw the movie "What to Expect when you're Expecting".  We LOVED it.  Even Joe! {although he did say he thought the first 10 minutes were boring}.  If you've had kids in the past 10 will enjoy it.  So many 'relatable' scenes and lines in that movie. 2 thumbs up!

    * Boys' baseball game. Only 1 more to go!
    Thank goodness London has had her new little CRUSH to occupy her at all the games.

    * Made cupcakes for THIS church lesson.  Here's a tip.  Don't ever ever EVER use Crisco in your frosting recipe.  I found a recipe on Pinterest that PROMISED to be the best PIPEABLE frosting out there.  I was SO excited to try it out.  And I was SO disappointed.  It was as thick as tar and wouldn't even come out of my frosting tip.  Needless to say....I had to make a second batch.  Without the Crisco.
    Pinterest....ya win some, ya lose some.  

    * Took the kiddos swimming at the water park right by our house.
    It. Was. A. Blast.
    London has no fear of well....ANYTHING. She went down the waterside close to 50 times I bet.

    * Church and meetings.  My Laurel's advisor got released last week and so we presented her with this today:

    Skip to My Lou has FREE printable circles HERE that are CUSTOMIZABLE.  You can type ANYTHING in there....your child's name, a student...etc.  So awesome.


    * Dessert with my mom and dad.

    *Golf cart rides for the kids.

    * Cold Diet Dr. Pepper to finish the weekend off.

    Only SIX more days of school.  YAHOO!!!