Happy Wife, Happy Life

I am so undeserving, but so grateful for such a wonderful husband. I don’t deserve him. ♡

We are officially moved into our new home in Kentucky. We are close to family now, which is so important with a baby on the way. Our new home has a front porch, fenced-in backyard, patio area, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, tons of closets throughout, a laundry room, a garage, etc. Downstairs is wooden floors, upstairs is all carpet except for the bathrooms… and the bathroom in our room has a window (which I really wanted because I don’t care what candle you have burning, or what flowery scented thing is plugged in — nothing beats having an opened window in a bathroom!).

In the last two weeks, I’ve spent about $2,000 on online shopping. (My poor hubby is going to have such a massive headache!) Mind you, I am usually not a big spender, and I bought things for the house. We bought our daughter whole new bedroom furniture (including a new bed that’s just absolutely dreamy!) — and the rest of the stuff was for the baby or home décor… I kind of went crazy on the décor though (seriously, I have 3 huge floor-mats and two long floor runners… and I kind of went crazy on hand-towels).

I bought a bunch of other stuff too… like valances and curtains (they had a sunflower design and I just couldn’t help myself), and a bunch of bird décor. (My hubby says I’ve gone bird crazy.) The thing is, this is the biggest (and nicest) home I’ve ever lived in, and there’s just so much space that I feel like I need to fill up the empty areas.

My husband really is amazing. He hasn’t made me returned anything, even though we are an one-income family… and even though a lot of the stuff I bought are a waste of money — like the Easter/spring stuff that I got at Wal-Mart because it was the day after Easter so everything was 50% off! Or another area rug when we really didn’t need a second one… I love him so much, he is my real Prince Charming. ♡

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[Product Reviews] Makeup Haul… part II

My second makeup haul arrived yesterday and today from Amazon… I did not get to use two of the Cover Girl products, so I’ll have to do a review for them at a later time.

I am wearing Neutrogena Retinol Daily Face Moisturizer with SPF 30, and Neutrogena Skin Clearing concealer; CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Stay Fabulous foundation… I put it on with a Real Techniques makeup blender and with Start Makers makeup brushes, and finally e.l.f. lip stain in Pink Petal. (My daughter asked where I was going with all this makeup on — I told her I was going to get the mail, ha!)

I LOVE the Neutrogena moisturizer! It is very fast absorbing and light. Does not feel greasy at all, and your face definitely feels smoother. Plus, it has SPF 30, and something everyone should do daily is wash your face, brush your teeth, wear sunscreen and moisturizer, ha! (The only con is that it is kind of expensive. It cost $20 for a 1 oz. bottle.)

I’m wearing CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Stay Fabulous (#855 — this is my “summer color”, in winter I wear #845, but since I’m in GA right now, there’s no such thing as winter). This really is my go-to foundation because it works as a primer, concealer, and foundation all in one; and it also has SPF 20. The foundation is matte, so you don’t get the shine that you do from wear with other foundations.

On top of the foundation I am wearing Neutrogena Skin Clearing concealer in medium. It’s a twist-pen with a brush top. It works really well and the color tone is excellent for blending and very well matched for my skin color. The brush top is excellent for blending if you don’t want to use your fingers or a blender to blend it in. Looks absolutely flawless (much better than the concealers that come in the lipstick-style formats).

Finally, to finish off my look, I am wearing e.l.f. lip stain in Pink Petal. I am not sure if I am a fan of lip stains or not. It does give the lips a natural look… but it kind of reminds me of when you eat a cherry ice in the summer and then get that red lip stain (right!?); I used it with lip-liner and lip color, but maybe I should have just used it with lipstick instead — or by itself. It’s like a felt-tip marker, and it is hard to get it at an angle to get the ink to flow continuously. (I like the color though because I only wear rose lip colors for a “natural” look if I put anything on my lips.)

I used one of my new Start Makers brushes to put the foundation on. (It comes with 11 brushes with different head sizes, a mini makeup blender, and a drawstring pouch to keep the brushes in.) I also used another brush for my blush, and a third one for my eyeshadow. I used the Real Techniques makeup blender to blend everything in.

Also wearing, but not included in this haul are: blush (L’Oreal), eyeliner (Maybelline), mascara (L’Oreal), eyebrow-liner (Maybelline) and eyeshadow (Urban Decay).

Identity Theft from Afghanistan to NY

The mister called. I’m not sure if it was because he missed me or if he thought he might get injured or killed today… they took IDF hits today. About 3 rockets coming from somewhere in the mountains, landing about a couple of hundred meters from their building. I won’t hear from him for 10-20 days while they’re doing whatever it is they’re doing over there — advising the Afghan army??? I mean, the coalition forces are gone, and anyone over there now is only on as “advisors”, right?

I couldn’t log on to Hulu. The subscription was put on hold… apparently someone stole his credit card information and bought over $500 worth of stuff at a Home Depot in NY. He got an alert from his credit card company about the charges, and called his credit card company on his phone to find out what was going on — I hate to think what that call cost! I’m thinking that this probably happened when he was buying his Afghan rug for a few hundred bucks! Don’t be fooled… just because they walk around with goats and live in tents doesn’t mean they’re not digitally savvy — how else do you explain all them IEDs that they rig up by pressing a button on their cell phone!?

He said that the thief tried out the card at a vending machine for $1 to see if it worked before going crazy at Home Depot… definitely a man, I mean, what woman would spend that kind of money at a store like that??? Besides, Home Depot is probably the place to shop if you’re wanting to build a home-made bomb with money that you stole out of a deployed officer’s credit card — without ever even having to go through their wallet!

It’s crazy. Before you used to have to worry about walking down a dark alley with your wallet… now people can rob you without even getting out of bed and in their underwear!

The Sunflower Review …

The mister sent me sunflowers a few days ago.

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My bouquet two days after delivery. I’ve also changed the water too (cut sunflowers soaks up LOTS of water, so change the water every few days to prolong the blooms on your bouquet).

Say Hello to Joe …

Today I got my Venus Fly Trap in the mail. It was delivered this morning by my postman. The packaging was very secured and my plant was surprisingly alive and not damaged at all. Shipping was fast too. I ordered this on Monday morning (basically), and got it today (Thursday morning). I named my new pet, Joe. ♡

I fed him two ants from my flower garden, check out the video! (One of the traps had already sealed itself shut with the first ant.)