So I got my first Birchbox in the mail yesterday and I am in love! Birchbox is a monthly subscription that ships to you four or five beauty/hair samples each month. The subscription rate is $10 a month. Not bad if you like to try new and discover new products.
This month's box contained favorites from Cynthia Rowley.
The box contained:
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
Redken Shine Flash 02
Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Shay (*I've already used it and LOVE it.)
Extra Kid Almond and Apricot Bar
If you haven't checked out Birchbox, head over there now and sign-up to begin receiving your own box or gift to a friend. Have a great weekend!
I took two days of vacation this week and had a really long to-do list ready for these two days. However, after chaperoning our youth lock-in last night from 6PM to 6AM that list is still as long as it was yesterday afternoon. Guess I will start on it in the morning and try to cross some things off by tomorrow night!
I was excited today when the doorbell rang and it was the UPS man with my new Nike running/walking shoes. I am now walking 3.0 - 3.5 miles per day and I was in need of a new pair. So excited to put these on tomorrow and hit the track!
I won a giveaway for a $50 shop credit from Gussy Sews. Love, love this shop and all the cool fabrics and items Gussy creates. I chose a Round Damask Make-Up Bag for myself and it is already full and in my purse. I am so in love with my new make-up bag and it fits great in my purse. I also chose a Houndstooth Small Pouch with a Pink Ruffle to give as a gift. Go over and visit Gussy and tell her I sent you to share some blog love. : )
I got to chaperone a trip to Auburn University this week with a group of our upcoming juniors and seniors to visit the campus and meet with the dean of Business and Engineering. I am a HUGE fan of the Crimson Tide, but love visiting Auburn because of the yummy lemonade at Toomer's Drugs. We treated the students to lemonade before heading out in the heat on campus to tour. So good!
Not sure if I will get to post much this weekend with my long to-do list. Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for coming by to visit!
Looking forward to a couple of vacation days this week, but that means I have to put in a little time on the weekend to get everything done before I leave the office on Wednesday. I worked a couple of hours this morning and will work a few tomorrow. Mostly sending emails and pulling a few reports so it is not too bad!
Today was a day to clean, clean, clean and organize! I deep cleaned my kitchen, den, guest bedroom, half bath and full bath. Tomorrow I will finish in my master bedroom. This little townhouse had a lot of "stuff" in it! It feels good to get organized and be able to donate lots of things I don't need or use anymore.
I won some super fun giveaways this week and can't wait to get my goodies from Gussy Sews and Pitter Patter Press. If you haven't visited their shops, please do! They have the cutest things.
That I love my job and co-workers. Seems like every time I get on Facebook, Twitter or my blog I come across people who are being critical of their current job and co-workers. I am blessed to have the job I do!
That I have a brother-in-law who gardens and share his fresh tomatoes with me..
That I have had time this week to begin reading this book..
I feel extremely blessed that I still have my paternal grandparents in my life. On Thursday, June 30, 2011, they celebrated 60 years of marriage together. What a milestone! They have set an example of love and partnership that is not witnessed very often in today's society. I am thankful for their example of love and commitment to each other, God and their family.
Grandma and Papa
Grandparents with their children - Oliver and Cindi - and their spouses Suzan and Mike standing behind them
Grandparents with their great-grandchildren - Jackson (13), Cooper (2), Annleigh (8 months) and Connor (5)
Grandparents with my Aunt Cindi and her family
Grandparents with my dad and our family
Grandmother and her sister, Aunt Carleen (they are the only two remaining siblings out of eight)
Two youngest great-grands - Annleigh and Cooper
And because it was Fourth of July weekend, we made firecracker cookies with the nephews! They didn't quite turn out like Martha's but they were yummy and the kids loved them.
P.S. Head over to Gussy Sews, wish her a Happy Birthday and enter to win one of four prize packages! You will love her shop.
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If this is the first time to visit my blog, WELCOME! I have not been the best at blogging these past few months, but I am trying to get back into the swing of things this summer and get in a better routine. Here are some fun facts about me:
I was born and raised in the state of Alabama. I am a G.R.I.T.S. girl and can't imagine living anywhere else.
I am single. Any of you have a single brother?!? I'm kidding!
I have one sister, Morgan, who is married with to precious boys - Connor (5) and Cooper (2).
I am a Christian.
I work at an independent private school in our area and am in charge of the development, marketing and alumni for the school. I LOVE my job and can't imagine being anywhere else.
I love all sports, especially Alabama football. ROLL TIDE!
I love lists and have lots of notepads that contain these lists!
I love to read.
I love the beach and lake, and am destined to live on the water one day.
I love to cook (when my schedule permits) and enjoy trying new recipes!
So what are you waiting for? Go link up with Jenna, start visiting blogs and leave some comment love!
"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."
Happy Fourth of July to you and yours! I am headed out for a day at the lake with grilling, yummy desserts and fireworks. Enjoy your time with your families and remember those who are serving stateside and abroad to protect our freedom.
I am linking up today over at Kelly's Korner with her "Show Us Your LIfe: Favorite Breakfast Recipes" post.
Sausage and Cheese Muffins
These are my favorite take to Sunday School or make on Christmas morning with the family muffins.
1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained
1 1/2 c. sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cheddar cheese soup
3 c. Bisquick
1/2 c. water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a mini-muffin pan. Cook sausage and drain. Mix sausage with Bisquick and set aside. Combine shredded cheese, soup and water together. Add cheese mixture to bowl with sausage and Bisquick, and mix until dough is formed. Spoon into mini-muffin pan and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are brown. Enjoy!
Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe? Head over and link up with Kelly.
Also, go over and say "hello" to Leah at Happily Herring, who is hosting a summer giveaway for reaching 200 followers. It's easy to enter and her blog is so cute!
I am a 'door-keeper', daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to many. I am a single young lady trusting the Lord and the plans he has for my life. I was born in sweet home Alabama and love being a G.R.I.T.S. girl (Girl Raised in the South).