Hand Jive!!!

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In my wonderful Influenster box I had the awesome opportunity to try more free products!! These two products are both from Sally Hansen. I tried the nails and cuticles hand cream and the magnetic nail color in silver!

I had super high expectations for the magnetic nail polish however I was slightly disappointed. The nail color looks wonderful but the instructions aren’t as clear as they should be. It took me and another friend several coats of paint to actually get the effects to work… In the end my nails looked great and got a ton of compliments but I didn’t put a clear coat and they only lasted three days!

On the other hand, I had lower expectations for the hand cream but was pleasantly surprised! All hand creams fall a little short in my book. Some are too greasy, some fade after just a few hours… But this hand cream actually does what it says. The first time I used it I noticed that my hands were still soft the next day (that’s because it lasts a whole 24 hours) even through hand washing!

So those are my thoughts on these particular Sally Hansen products… I could see myself buying the cream when my sample runs out but I’m not hurrying to purchase any of the nail polish… For now it will be just another color in my collection.

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***Disclaimer: I was not paid for any of these product reviews they are just my opinion on the free items I received in my Influenster box.***

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My Week Recap

This week was pretty busy yet somehow I was able to snag a job (Praise 🙌 God), do my hair, keep my Jesus time, have a few date night mini getaways (a quick trip to get ice cream, a small detour before picking up a friend) with the hubby, polish my nails and try a new Chinese buffet!!

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To God Be The Glory!!!

I GOT A JOB!!!  No you didn’t read that wrong! I GOT A JOB!!! I know it’s been a while since I worked and I know some of you may not have even been aware that I had an interview for a job or was even looking for one but I was and I had two interviews and I start tomorrow (well that’s orientation day) I won’t tell you were (although some of you may already know) because I don’t know what the policies are on using their name on social media so I want to read up on that first… and before you get all excited it’s not anything super top-secret or anything but it is a job nonetheless and I am truly grateful and excited because I know that God is placing me here for a reason…

It took a week exactly for me to apply, follow-up, get interviewed twice, and get hired. I have been looking for a job on-and-off since February and getting this job only took a week; If that’s not God I don’t know what is!! Plus the first woman who interviewed me is a Christian (that’s really like finding a needle in a haystack around these here parts).  To everyone who has been praying for me to find a job THANK YOU!! And to my ABBA Father, Use me as you see fit Daddy God because I know that there will be people you want me to meet and touch so that they may be saved!!! Thank you for this divine appointment and I will do my best to listen to you and act accordingly, In Jesus’ Name AMEN!!

 

 

In Praise of Boring Men By Molly Lindsey Powell

So I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a “wifely wednesdays” post but I’ve been a little busy however I ran across this blogger and her wonderful blog ihcounsel and I had to share it… Its a great post on loving your husband and praising him for all his “boring” tendencies… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

In Praise of Boring Men  by ihcounsel

Know any “boring” men?  I have had the blessing of being married to one for 25 years and share this essay in his honor.

In Praise of Boring Men 

At a neighborhood picnic recently I heard this joke:

“What does an Ambien do when he can’t get to sleep?

He takes a Romney.”

Apparently, this is one of the chief criticisms of Governor Romney– that he is boring. Based on nothing more than this, I say, let’s elect him president.

If he is boring, then I must like boring men.  My father is boring.  My brother is boring.   My husband is boring.  All in the same wonderful way that Mitt Romney is boring. They are all predictable, dependable, stable, and trustworthy.  Lord willing, I am raising 4 boring sons…although the jury is still out on one of them, but I have high hopes for him as well.

Husband, father and brother all worked hard –or at least hard enough -through high school, went through college studying things the free-market deemed as valuable, got good jobs, got married (once) and raised happy, secure children.   They spent their free time coaching little league, driving ski boats, taking care of older relatives, and serving the churches, schools, and communities where their families were nurtured.

As a child of a boring dad I never had the excitement of wondering what his next girlfriend would be like, if he would be able to find another job before we lost the house, or what kind of mood he would be in late at night.  He was always available, always patient, and always kind.  Really boring don’t you think?

I apparently did not inherit the boring gene from my dad.  On the contrary even as a child I was unusually interesting.   My dance recitals were not to be missed affairs.  And the school programs I had parts in- well I was so good that Dad would rush away from his office, even during tax season-to see my performances.  And my contributions to conversation around the diner table were always greeted with interest and taken seriously.  No, I was not boring… like my dad.

As the wife of a boring husband I never have the thrill of considering where is he, who he is with, or if he will lose interest in the humdrum life of our home and family.  He is either with us or working … working hard.  And I knew what I was getting into, for he was boring even in college, spending long hours studying and working with student groups.

I guess it is true that opposites attract, for according to him I am not the least bit boring.  He flies all over the country running his company yet is eager to hear about developments with my fascinating football team mom job.   He has encouraged me to write more.  And he looks at me with that same intense look he has given me for 30 years and it, like always, causes my stomach to do that same little flutter.  You would think he might come up with something new.  But then again, why?

Through the blessing of the boring men in my life– father, brother, and husband- -I find that my childhood and marriage have been drama-free.  My worries have been few and my peace and contentment immense.

Through the blessing of a boring father, my sons can go about the business of their own lives without their parents’ lives complicating matters for them.  Exciting men suck the oxygen out of a room.  Boring men, like trees in a deep, cool forest, enrich and refresh the air around them.  They encourage growth in others.  It’s not all about them.

And now, I must go pack, for my boring husband is taking me to Italy Saturday to celebrate 25 years of marriage. The trip was not his idea nor did he plan it.  But that’s okay.  I have lots of fun ideas and like making travel plans.  And he will make sure we don’t have the excitement of forgotten tickets, lost passports, or missed trains.   And, engineer that he is, he will likely engage me in what is to him a fascinating conversation about the efficiency-or lack thereof- of airport security lines. But that’s ok, so long as he gives me that look, every now and then.

He may be boring, but I like boring men.

Anyone Looking For A New Breakfast Bar?

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If so, you are in luck! Quaker just came out with a great soft baked bar and it really is pretty tasty! I had the wonderful opportunity to try it out in my Influenster box that was sent to me for free!

I got to try the Banana Nut Bread Flavor and boy does it taste like fresh bread especially warmed up! With it warmed I could really taste and feel the contrast of how soft the bar was and how crunchy the almonds were… if you’re a fan of banana nut bread you’re gonna love these bars!

I think these are great for those quick grab and go days that we sometimes (or maybe all the time) have, because it wasn’t too sweet like other cereal bars can be. Add a piece of fruit and some water and you’ll have the perfect under 300 calorie breakfast (they are only 140 calories).

I am quite picky when it comes to the breakfast bars that i eat (or any other food for that matter) but I would actually buy them for my husband and I because I know that these would be something we’d both eat! Not to mention they’d probably serve an additional dual purpose of a before lunch snack or after dinner treat! And at $3.29 it’s definitely worth it! I can’t vouch for the other flavors (if there are any) but the Quaker Soft Baked Bar in the Banana Nut Bread Flavor is a home run in my book!! Happy Eating!!

***Disclaimer: I was not paid to try these bars nor was I paid to write this review. The bars were apart of the complimentary goodies I received in my Influenster box. And this review is strictly my opinion.***

Chew On This: Ephesians 3:20

I’ve heard this scripture many times and already can paraphrase it pretty well but yesterday it was introduced to me in a whole new eye-opening way… The speaker said Ephesians 3:20 was bad grammar but good theology! It says this:

Now to him who is able to do FAR MORE ABUNDANTLY than all that we ask or think (or imagine) according to the power at work within us.

Bad grammar but good theology indeed!! God is abundantly far more able to do much much more… Just how BIG is your imagination?

Take a moment and think about all the dreams you have, yes even that secret one that only God knows because you’ve never told anyone else… Yes even that one that you think is too unrealistic… You got it yet?? Go ahead I’ll wait…

Now realize that the God we serve is FAR MORE ABUNDANTLY able to do that very thing and if you keep your focus on Him your dreams will come out way better (abundantly far more) than you ever imagined because His Love IS real and He wants you to know that you can depend on Him. I hope this encourages you! Be Blessed.

Outfit Of The Day

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So I have been trying to find bright colored jeans at a good price for a while!! I finally found them at wet seal (they were on sale buy one get one for a penny, I got two pairs for under $20)!!!

Today I decided to pair my new hot pink skinny jeans with a cute light purple flowered detailed tank (from old navy) I tied my pink and purple scarf in my hair and put it with my favorite boots (from nine west)!! I’m loving my look today especially since its a wet and rainy day here in Miami… What did you wear today?