Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
- Double Ended Brush #30
- Lash Visor Mascara in Black
- One Step Makeup tube in Medium
- Smudge Pot in Black
- Eye Shadow Trio in Cool -- "Stone, Smog and Kitten" (the colors in "Warm" are "Lame', Chloe and Kitten")
("Kitten" was voted 2008 ALLURE Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best Beige Eye Shadow)
A pretty good deal for less than $20! You can do the math --
The brush is $32, full size mascara $20, the eyeshadows usually retail for $18 each, the Smudge Pot is the 2g size, half the regular retail size which sells for $14-$18. The .10 ounce One Step Makeup is new and supposed to combine primer, foundation, concealer and powder into one product. Retail size is $44. I would say this tube is a little bit larger than a sample size, perfect to tuck into your purse.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Gotta love it when J.Jill has overlapping promotions! There's a double Take 5 discount (10%) going on right now (ending April 25), and I just received this morning a $20 off $80 purchase email/coupon -- BB0510. Perhaps they may be starting the "Easy Style Pass" (April 26/May 16) early? Or I had a fairy godmother clerk! Hmmm, I just checked my pass card - the code is different! The Easy Style code is RF0510. And yes, it is a head start!
Run to J.Jill and start shopping and saving now! The new catalog is out and the store has lots of new clothes in stock from it - especially linens and in new colors -- red and orange. With the discount, the coupon and clearance sale markdown, I basically got a dress almost half off and a free camisole tank!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Ghosts 'n' Stuff - Deadmau5...SexyBack - Justin Timberlake...Skateaway - Dire Straits...I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops...Fort Knox - Goldfish...You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates...You're the First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White...It's All Been Done - Barenaked Ladies
What a workout!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The decision to change locales was based upon attendee feedback, requesting easier parking, affordable accommodations and more restaurant options. Festival Director, Karey Bresenhan points out, "I think this shows we're really sincere in our desire to seek out and act upon well-thought-out suggestions for improving our shows..." Nice to know it is worth your time to complete those evaluations and surveys, and that people listen!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
An interesting German website, "Make It Green", will plant a tree in Northern California's Plumas National Forest for each participating blog to help reforest and help reduce carbon emissions.
Here is the response I received from Christin Gerick --
Thank you so much for participating in our initiative and making your blog carbon neutral! Your tree will be planted this month by the Arbor Day Foundation. The scheduled start plant date is Monday, April 19 and the trees will be planted by a contracted crew. The roads are being plowed, all contracts solidified, and twelve shipments of 150,000 seedling each are being assembled. We thank you for the support!
Libraries have always had a soft spot in my heart. Growing up I used to spend hours there reading and eventually even working -- shelving the non-fiction books as a teen. (Sewing! 646.2 Cookbooks! 641.5) My daughter's Girl Scout Gold Award involved teen literacy and forming a book club. She was also a library volunteer.
If I may step on the soapbox, I do want to mention it is a pity budget cutbacks have curtailed these great places of community and learning. In particular, the City of Houston has proposed closing the branch libraries on Saturday of all days, only being open Monday-Friday (just the main library downtown is open on Sunday). Why not reconsider closing on Mondays instead and reopening on Saturdays? Just a helpful suggestion from moi while Houston City Council ponders and hopefully undoes their big goof.
Support your local library and let your voice be heard before you get shushed!
Now if only Hobby would get free wifi. . .
(Psst! If you are by Southwest Gates 22/24 near Buffalo Wild Wings, you can grab their free signal. While not strong enough to connect your iPod Touch through (it could detect the signal, that's all), you can get up and surf the Internet with a netbook or laptop. There is also a table for two with an outlet next to the ordering area. I point this out only because while Southwest has some gates with tables and chairs with outlets, Gates 22/24 do not. So if you are charged up or can wangle that spot, go for it!)
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Saturday, April 03, 2010
4.25/5 - I don't know how Netflix recommended this for me, but I liked it. (Despite it being set in 1920's China during the cholera epidemic?!) Especially the evolution of the relationship between Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, wow. The scenery - gorgeous. A movie that will linger in your memory. Too bad the Kindle doesn't have W. Somerset Maugham's novella, I'd download it to my iPod Touch in a minute. I even checked eReader. I'll probably have to read it the old fashioned way.
3.5/5 - Combine a little of "Day After Tomorrow" and "Titantic" and any other disaster movie coming to mind, toss in Woody Harrelson being, well, Woody Harrelson. Add about two hours of your time. Once you're in, you're in - just to see how it ends. But there is an alternate ending, be sure to watch that. John Cusack just doesn't age. Excellent special effects, bordering on suspension of disbelief. Not a bad movie to watch when there is nothing else to do.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Number of teabags: 20
Type of tea: Green
Steeping time: 3-5 minutes
Double-Dipping potential: Yes, 6 minutes
Mix ins: sugar
Teabag fragrance: Spearmint
Ingredients: Green tea, spearmint, lemongrass and peppermint
Taste: First spearmint, then a little kick of peppermint. Smooth, not overly minty
Opinion: A nice variation of mint tea. The subtle, almost undetectable lemongrass helps balance the two mints. Very soothing and relaxing. I think this would be refreshing iced, too.
Daffodil Dash - April 11/17
99 cent McCall's
50% off all brands of rotary cuting tools and mats!
50% off Sulky, Gutermann and Coats & Clark thread
50% off Coats & Clark thread
50% off Dritz notions wall