Saturday, July 8

6 Fantastic Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

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I love to learn about sincere recommendations for great products, don't you? And since I need all the help I can get, I am always on the lookout for fantastic beauty products. Here are my latest favorites. 

1- Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyeliner - the last time I wrote a post like this, I recommended Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. But I love this one even more! Why? Because it stays on until I remove it. My skin is oily, so eyeliners rub tend to off/smudge/smear when I use them. I am over the moon for this eyeliner! I can't say enough good about it.

2 - Brow Zings Taming & Shaping Kit - I have always had dark brows, but one time I had them waxed by the wrong person & she severely over-plucked me. I still have to fill in my brows. This product comes with a little brush with wax followed by a setting powder. I wear it every day.

3 - Go Be Lovely Coconut Milk Mango Lotion - I hardly ever wear perfume, because it's often too strong & sometimes it gives me a headache.  But I love nice-smelling lotion. This one smells AMAZING! It is so fresh & I feel pretty when I wear it.

4 - Brazilian Blowout Acai Protective Thermal Straightening Balm - The natural texture of my hair is curly kinky. I am always looking or ways to settle it down. I discovered this through my hairdresser. I just put a little on my wet hair & style as usual. I use it on occasion - especially when I am using a straightener (that's when it works best for me). 
5 - Mabelline Falsies Mascara - I've used lots of brands of mascara over the years.  I tried this one on a recommendation I read somewhere. It comes from the drug store, but from what I can tell this works just as well as the expensive brands from the department store

6 - Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum - For years I wore eyelash extensions. When the falsies finally came off, all I was left with of my own were little stubs. {Could we please have a moment of silence for those poor lost lashes.} They gradually began growing back on their own, but I wanted to speed up the process. I used this grower for a couple of months before seeing real results. But I have definitely seen my lashes grow quite a bit.. This product does not require a prescription, so my assumption is that it is safer than those which do. And it's less expensive. One bottle lasts me a long time. I haven't noticed any real side effects other than my eyes do sting a bit if it gets in them. My work-around solution has been to put it on one eye - keep that eye closed for a minute & let it dry. Then do the other eye.
Have I missed your favorite beauty products? Please leave a comment & let me know. I'd love to hear your recommendations too.

Thursday, June 29

Paper Sack Stars

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Get ready for a neat little trick that you're going to love having in your back pocket! Paper bag stars (and snowflakes) are easy to make & inexpensive. They are great when you need to create some drama with very little budget. They are especially great when decorating for a church function in a large cultural hall or a school activity in a gym. How about hanging from a pavilion? 
Here's what you'll need to make them . . . (click the blue bar below for more!)

Sunday, June 25

Pretty (& Delicious) Shower Food

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I hosted quite a few wedding & baby showers this spring. Brunch was served at two of them. My dear friend Colette helped me with the food for one of the showers & here are her wonderful ideas. 

Saturday, June 10

Keys to Happiness from 2 Nephi 5

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This is from a church lesson that my friend Colette shared with me. It is based on the scripture 2 Nephi 5. The scripture mentions, "And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness." Here are eight keys to happiness that it teaches. I created this free printable to share with you. It can be printed as a 4X6 photo. (Easy-peasy!) 

Sunday, June 4

Spring Decor at Wheadon House

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Wow, I've been busy - how about you? Before summer officially hits, I thought I'd show you my spring decor in the entry way. (I'll be changing it soon to make way for something new - maybe 4th of July!) Click the blue bar below for more . . .

Sunday, May 14

A Festive Church Ladies Party

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Our ladies auxiliary church organization {called Relief Society} turned 175 this year. We celebrated the occasion with a colorful Alice in Wonderland themed party.  {Click the blue bar below to read more . . .}

Tuesday, May 2

A Couples Shower for Chris & Kelsey

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I've known Christopher all his life & his mom is one of my closest friends. It was such a pleasure to host a couple's shower for him & his beautiful bride Kelsey.
I didn't want to use party decorations that were too girly. I ended up with black, white & green. {It turns out that green is Christopher's favorite color!} I threw in a little burlap & some chalkboard labels to identify the food. There were no flowers - just greenery.

Monday, May 1

SNAP Blogging Conference

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Once in a while I like to attend a blogging conference. These events are filled with technical classes, great people & a lot of creative stimulation. 

Friday, April 21

A Girly-Girl Throws a Tom-Boy Bridal Shower

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Kenzie is getting married, but she doesn't really like flowers {*GASP*} & the usual & wedding traditions aren't her style. Guess what she does love? Sports! So we absolutely had to bring some of those fun elements into her bridal shower to make an experience that was uniquely suited to her. {Click the blue bar below to read more}

Saturday, April 15

Get Ready for Graduation with Minted

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Dear Friends, This is a sponsored post. By publishing these types of articles on occasion, I am able to support my blog & bring you more great Honey I'm Home content. Many thanks to Minted for sponsoring my blog!

I absolutely love beautiful paper, stationery, invitations & announcements - don't you? One of my favorite sources for great paper is Minted. If someone you love is graduating, Minted has you covered with some really nice announcements. I'm sharing some of my favorites here.