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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Addicted to eye shadow

I don’t think I’ve ever told you that my oldest daughter graduated from Barbizon Modeling school around the time she started high school. She’s always had a knack for taking the perfect picture and applying her makeup flawlessly and Barbizon gave her a chance to learn more and hone her skills.

DSCF2843Although Amber is not one to wear a full face of makeup she’s always been enthralled with beautifying her eyes. She’s an expert at applying eye shadow and she’s absolutely addicted to it. Anytime she gets a chance she buys a new pallet of colors. She was stoked to hear that Cosmetic Cosmos always sells cosmetics at affordable prices and will ship for free on all orders of $40 or more until October 15th.

If you want to get the same deal Amber is going to get on her eye shadow just enter “freeship” in the promo box when you check out. This, my friends, can’t be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Hmmm… I think I need some more lip gloss. IJS.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mini ‘youz’ and mini ‘mez’

Our children are more like us than we want to admit. Although they get in trouble for undesirable behavior, if you look at them closely you’ll see your own behavior reflected in them. The only difference is that as adults we’re able to conceal it.

DSCF5222 For instance, my middle daughter always huffs and puffs when it’s time to get ready for and go to bed. She says she wants to stay up and doesn’t like going to bed. Then in the morning she’s the hardest to wake up. I have to literally sit her up and pull her to her feet, OR tap her little bottom. Hmmm… funny, ‘cause I stall going to bed as well. I have an inward pout when I need to go to bed, but want to watch a show that’s coming on too late. I may even slam something down, harder than I should, when I don’t get to finish something that I wanted to do before bedtime.

When I have to get up in the morning, I hit the snooze button about five or more times (on my alarm clock and my cell phone)  and complain within my head that I hate getting up. It’s two months into the school year and I’m already past tired of getting up in the morning. I through the covers back in annoyance and begin my day. Of course, by this time, I’m running a little late. Funny, ‘cause if I leave the children to their own devices they would move so slowly that they’d miss their entire lives.DSCF4962

All of my children, including the oldest who’s now 20, throws their clothes on the ground when they don’t feel like putting them where they belong. My son doesn’t do it as often as the girls and puts his clothes in the hamper mostly without being prompted. I, on the other hand, keep my room straight, clean and organized for weeks on end and then I get extremely tired, overwhelmed, under the weather or anything in between… What happens then? My clothes end up in a pile on the floor. Well, at least they’re all in one pile. *eyebrows raised, innocent face*

Jan-May 09 573 There are the toys they need to pick up, but they keep walking by them as if they don’t exist. In the kitchen, there are a bunch of dishes that need to be washed. I’m sure it’s them who walks by the dishes as well. There are two baskets of clean clothes to put away, two loads to wash and one to dry, but I keep putting if off until later. And in the children’s rooms there are bunches of stuff that need to be put in place.

Any of this sound familiar?

Jan-May 09 007 We look at our children and we see the similarities in our mannerisms, the color of their skin and hair, the way they walk or say a certain word. But that’s all good, right? LOL

I don’t know that I plan on changing any of these little… uh… episodes, but maybe I can remember that when my children are being reprimanded for one of those similar, unsavory behaviors. Maybe it’ll give the kids a little stay of execution and a little more piece around these parts.

What of your personality or traits do you see in your children?


Monday, September 26, 2011

Did you know you can buy cars from the rental company? {$100 discount code}

A few months ago my daughter was in an accident while she was driving my minivan. Luckily she and her passenger were fine and it wasn’t her fault, but that wasn’t the case with the van. And that wasn’t the case about the process of getting the van repaired, getting us into a rental car and completing all of the paperwork necessary to resolve this matter.

It just so happens that the perpetrator’s (tic) insurance company delayed getting in touch with us. The accident happened at the beginning of the week and by the end no one had gotten back to us regarding the rental so we chose to rent from Hertz. That’s why when their content analyst of Hertz Car Sales contacted me about writing a post and offering a promotion code to all of you, I jumped right on it because compared to the other rental company we were forced to use; Hertz’s service and ease of use was 100 percent better. (Really, this is just a coincidence!) It was during the rental process that I learned they have used cars available for purchase.  That may not be news for most people, but it was  news to me.

image I even recommended my daughter look into it because she’s interested in buying her first car. It’s easy to find used cars for sale from Hertz because you can go right to their website ( to take a peek at the used cars and the prices. There are a myriad of quality choices for great prices. Nowadays a lot of people are purchasing used cars because they don’t want to have a monthly car payment.

To get $100 off your used car purchase, just visit the site and use the promo code R2B-CSU for your discount. One of the great things I find about buying a used car from Hertz Car Sales is the fabulous condition the vehicles are in. Everyone wants a well-cared for car when their buying one that’s used.

Have you bought a car from Hertz Car Sales? If so, what was your experience? If not, would you consider making a purchase?

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