Best Mascara Ever

3D Lashes Review

A few months back a co-worker introduced me to 3D Lashes Mascara.

I have tried Falsies, “designer” brands, drug store brands, and everything short of hot gluing my own hair to my face. Falsies looked fantastic, but took me about 2 hours to put on. THEN by hour 3 my eyes itched so bad I either looked like a raccoon or ripped them off. All of the others either didn’t have much impact, ended up all over my face, or worst yet irritated the bejeebers out of my eyes.

The day this gem was delivered I ran into the bathroom, applied it to one eye, then proceeded to prance around the office to see who noticed. THEY NOTICED! By the end of the week I was a Lash Legend. I even hosted a virtual party and earned some free stuff. This product literally sells itself, it was the easiest party I have ever hosted!

Since this product is all natural it does not irritate my eyes. I may have gasped at the price, but it is like great jeans, totally worth it. There is such a big impact, even on my simple days it is a must have. This stuff also has some staying power. I have slept in it and woke up smudge free!

Wide Eyed After1

Any other 3D Fiber Mascara addicts out there?

AOL Signature

Casual vacation outfit


Total Cost: $22.50

Jeans thrifted $15

Belt Thrifted Goodwill $1.50 here

Ugg shoes Gift here

Blouse $1 here

Sweater Old Navy $5

(terrible iphone pic :(, But I got my big guy back! )

I loved this super simple outfit on our Family Vacation. We ended up in the Black Hills where the nights get a little chilly! I was so happy I packed for layers. During the day I wore this with denim shorts.  I am always cold, my hubs has literally said snuggling with me is like hugging a popsicle. He is always an oven so its just another way we balance each other out. I digress…

Back to the outfit. I wore this on a chilly evening sitting next to the campfire. The men were in the back ground chatting about work, football, and hunting. Tman was running around with his instant bffs he met at the campground. There I sat with nothing to do……Gasp

It is so funny how busy we really are! Lately I am so busy I literally cannot even keep my blog up to date with all of our projects, outfits, crafts, recipes, and mommy adventures! It felt good to be in the middle of a forest, with no reception, and absolutely not a care in the world. Wearing this comfy number 😉

God Bless!


3 Buck Chuck Emerald Green Maxi

emerald maxi

Total Cost: $ 26

Emerald Maxi $3

Belt Platos $3 here and here

Purse Thrifted $10 here

Shoes Uggs Gift from the hubs

Watch Gift from the hubs

White Button up Thrifted $5

Old Navy Green Cardigan $5

Man I miss my nice camera!!

He took a jump of the tripod (I was being artsy, oops), and now he has a 3 week vaca at the repair shop :(. Oh well, we are lucky to have a runner up, and it isn’t too bad. Anyhoo back to business!

A few weekends ago it was chilly on Sunday, and I was not too bummed as I stated here it gave me the opportunity to layer 🙂 I bought this maxi dress a the same time I got this one, but I splurged because this one was a whole $3!!

This is what the top part looks like:


Kinda cute for three dolllaaaasss!

I have yet to brave this dress without a cardigan, but I swear I am going too 😉

God Bless,



I have put this post off, because I didn’t necessarily know where to start…

Black Hills/ new adventure

This was a HUGE decision I weighed heavily,  involved so many prayers, most ending with question marks.

Early this summer I head about an awesome, unique career opportunity ….It is entirely different!!! The kind that deviates your path from all of what you previously expected. The more I stalked their website and asked around about them, the more I was intrigued and interested in this company. As one would expect from this post title I clearly interviewed, chewed my nails off  waited, and prayed for guidance. In the end I was presented with an excellent opportunity and graciously accepted the position.

Which meant I had to leave what I have come to feel comfortable with, eek … Leave all the women that have become a second family. Leave the place that became my work “home”. I have developed soooo much personally, professionally, and faithfully while being a part of this team. Not to mention, leave a path I have invested so much time and money into. Somehow in all of those fears I found peace with my decision, and that is when I knew I made the right decision, I concluded it must be a God thing.

So, what is this fantastic opportunity you ask?

I am going to join a EMR (electronic medical record) company as part of their implementation team. Enter jaw dropping response here

So you aren’t going to be a Nurse anymore?……(the first questions nearly everyone asks!)

Yes, I will always be a nurse, I am a nurse at heart. It is a field I am so passionate about, but I will be doing it from a different perspective. This is actually considered a nursing specialty known as, nursing informatics. Instead of providing hands on care and education directly to a patient, I will be providing education and encouragement to the clinicians, assisting in configuring software for each specific clinic,  and at times share my perspective as a Nurse. It is for a company I have literally heard nothing but good news about. They have become known in our community as having a awesome, unique working environment, with TONS of opportunity for growth. So there you have it, my big life changing adventure! I start Monday, and I am very excited!

Did I mention I can wear open toed shoes, Good bye OSHA regulations 😉

God Bless,


Stop To Smell the Weeds

My Saturday started out perfectly!!

It rained,

I slept in (every moms dream),

we had waffles and coffee,

followed by a stroll in the “forest” behind our house.

 It was a great adventures!

Stopping to smell the flowers

I thank the lord every day for this little man, he is my reminder to slow down to enjoy the simple things in life. When your nine weeds are beautiful,you must stop to smell them, and share with your mama….Man he is so sweet!

here mom sniff

“Here mom you have to smell these!”


He literally was trying to see just how high he could get his eyebrows….Pretty impressive!

thumbs up

I’m still worthy of a thumbs up!!! Yay for this mom he hasn’t gone to the dark side, yet.


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventures.

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. “

Jawaharlal Nehru


I may hang this above my desk, there are days I feel like a weed myself.

stormy dog

Stormy basking in the sunshine, I swear she is smiling!


The momma

taking a rest

Taking a little break on some branches

dog love

She isn’t spoiled at all….notice the gun in his shirt 😉


The Princess of our castle

typical boy

The boy and his gun

bugs eye view

Trying to be artsy

happy dog

She is so loved!

boys bestfriend

A boys best friend!!


Let me introduce you all to the newest member of our circus crew, Shadow. Isn’t she adorable!

This Saturday I was reminded by my lovely crew to take time to soak up each and every memory we can make! Take time to smell some weeds, pick some dandelions, and create your adventure in the world.

God Bless,