Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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I have used so many different types of foundation (powder, liquid, cream, mousse, expensive, cheap, you name it!) and this is far and away the best feeling stuff I have ever tried. It goes on evenly with just my fingers, evens out my skin tone, and stays on all day! I've been using it for about a week now and I absolutely love it! *Thanks, Mom, for giving it to me!*
Friday, September 22, 2006
If you are a fan of what I call "snapshot" stories, or stories that provide a current snapshot view into the main characters' lives, without delving too deeply into their backstories, then you'll enjoy this.
The novel revolves around three New York City power-women (Wendy -- President of a motion picture company, Nico -- Editor-in-chief of a magazine, and Victory -- Successful fashion designer) who are in their early forties. The novel goes back and forth between the three women's perspectives, but it is told in the third person.
The formula used in the writing is simple: Protagonist is successful and has it all, comes to a crossroads, faces challenges, has resolution. Most stories fall into this category, but not all of them work. It may be cliche to say so, but I like the formula and I like the content and the way it was put together. Another bonus is the fact that the author is writing from an insider's perspective, and her attention to detail is excellent.
If you are looking for a super-fast read, this is not your book. While it is a page-turner, it is 435 pages long, and does take some time. I can usually blast through your basic fluff novel in one to two evenings. This one took me a week.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Here you will see the main ingredient of one of my favorite summer drinks... The Cherry Limeade. Think back to when you were a kid at Sonic. Now fast forward to now. This is so much better! Mainly because of, well, you know, the vodka!
Recipe for a killer Cherry Lime-ade:
- Glass of Ice
- Add a shot or two (okay, three) of cherry-flavored vodka
- Fill to almost the top with 7-up or Sprite
- Squeeze in the juice of half a lime
- Add a splash of grenadine
- Stir and enjoy
*recipe courtesy of my husband, Dr. Pop, and also Carlos and Charlie's on Lake Travis
What's your favorite mixed drink?
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
- Grey flat-front boot cut pants
- Black, high-heeled, pointy toe boots
- Long sleeve white t-shirt
- Violet pin-striped shirt
- New pair of Merrill sneakers
- Long denim skirt
- New brown belt
- Khaki boot cut cords
- Chocolate brown cowl-neck fitted long sweater
- Something animal print
- Long black skirt in either a jersey or knit
That's all I can think of for now on the clothing front.
I also need to purchase some beading wire and pull out my beads. It's been a few years, but I need to start making necklaces again. I cannot for the life of me justify spending money on chunky beaded necklaces when I have the most gorgeous turquoise, garnet, and red coral beads around!