Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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5.) Click on the Pink “Use Your Badges” button.
6.) Then click the Pink “Peeq For Your Price” button.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday's Tip- hand and nail care

I try and follow a weekly schedule as the manager of my home. It goes something like this:

Monday- Maintenance (take 15 min. to change dead light bulb, tighten loose door knobs, etc)

Tuesday- Tasty and Trim (spend an hour cooking bread or freezer meals and spend 15 min. on my hygiene needs, ex. trim nails, paint nails, clay mask, moisture facial, deep condition hair, etc.

Wednesday- Wardrobe (iron, mend, sort through, polish leather, take care of all laundry/closet needs)

Thursday- Tending Treasures (ladies bible study and fellowship day)

Friday- Finances, Filing (paperwork), and FUN

Saturday- Siesta...nap/rest day

Sunday- Smart day, plan out week, organize coupons, plan out school for my daughter, etc.

The tips for today comes from my "Trim Tuesday" routine. I LOVE to get manis and pedis...but I can't afford them. I usually just do my own. I don't even use a file.

Here what I do:

1. Trim my nails w/ clippers (I like them short...I'm a housewife who works with her hands...I can't worry about breaking a nail, as if...)

2. I use cuticle oil to get the cuticles nice and soft and pretty looking (this picture is of a brush on kind, you can get it at Sephora)

3. I use a clear or nude polish to give them a sparkle or I buff them to pull my natural oils up so they can shine on their own.

4. MOST IMPORTANT TIP----> I USE RUBBER GLOVES WHILE DOING DISHES!!! Lather lotion, Vaseline, or coconut oil on, slide hands into rubber gloves and proceed with dishes. :D

5. I keep an extra travel sized bottle of hand lotion (that I usually get free from couponing) on the dash of my car. When I drive my boys to school and back home, I use the lotion. It helps keep my hands looking younger; I live in a super dry climate.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Personality Style linked to Celebrities

Have you read Shari Braendel's book?

In it she writes about 4 different Personality Styles expressed in clothing:

Pure Natural- (a woman who is more minimalistic, likes earthy things, and natural fabrics)

Some celebrities with this style that stand out in my mind are:

Julianne Moore

Zoe Saldana

Jennifer Aniston

Mila Kunis

Angelina Jolie

Classic Modern- (elegant and graceful, timeless pieces mixed with modern hair and accessories)

Here are some celebs with this style:

Kate Middleton

Natalie Portman

Gwyneth Paltrow

Katie Holmes

Julia Roberts

Creative Original- (kind of quirky and fun, sometimes very stylish!)

Here are some celebs with this style:

Gwen Stefani

Melissa Leo


Michelle Williams (tastefully)

Zoey Deschanel

Style Fashionista-
(very trendy and can pull off the latest trends with ease)

Here are some Celebs with this style:

Sarah Jessica Parker

Victoria Beckham

Kim Kardashian

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Simpson

Which one are YOU? leave a comment and let us know. :D

More in depth on finding your clothing personality HERE, HERE,

Friday's Photo- LINK UP your photos from the week

Another "Daily Dose of Lilies":

Here I am in my dark "woman cave" where I go when the kids nap and I need to reconnect with my computer, haha

I opened the window...because I didn't want to convert to the darkside

So, remember when I went from really long hair to shoulder length hair here, to pixie cut here...well, I decided to grow out my hair.

As you can see in the pic above, bobby pins are my secret weapon, for LIFE, no, my Bible is, but bobby's second. If I took out all the bobby pins...I'd have a major mullet! haha...it might be slightly back in style, but I am so NOT even slightly going there. :)

Friday's, in our house, are all about having fun! Everyday should be, but we specifically pick Fridays for movie night and dessert night.

I'd LOVE to see what you all have done this week, if you have a blog than come link-up, every Friday! :D

Have a great weekend <3

Monday, January 2, 2012

My new pajamas

December is very busy for me. It's my oldest sons b-day on the 2nd, my b-day on the 10th, Christmas, and my anniversary. This year my husband took me on a cruise for my b-day. It was a blast; we went to the bahamas. I cant get my pictures on here, or i'd post them. For Christmas I got a pair of tanzanite earrings, very cool, and for my anniversary i got a pair of pajamas!!! I LOVE them. :) I'm going to try and load some pictures for you guys. Happy New year!

ahh, lame...i can't figure out the pictures.

I have them on facebook @ mariah richards.

Here's a funny pic of my husband and I on our cruise...can't remember when/where this was.