Friday, April 04, 2008

Working on a New Page Element

Since half of this blog is supposed to be dedicated to books, I thought I'd keep a running list of the books I've been reading.

Unfortunately, that list is relatively short. The reason? I just haven't been feelin' it lately. There is simply so much other stuff going on that I don't have the attention span to sit down and actually read.

But I am really excited about some of the books on my nightstand, namely the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson. There are four of these books currently taking up residence on my nightstand.

I have four books that I've started to read, but have yet to finish...

1) The book in the above link. It's fascinating and the beginning grabs me, but I cannot sit still enough to read.
2) French Women Don't Get Fat. This is a great book with some fabulous recipes, but I just stopped reading it.
3) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. At this point I'll just have to start over with it. I loved Wicked and I want to read the sequel to it, too (Son of a Witch).
4) The Nymphos of Rocky Flats. This is a cool book. It's about vampires. And crazy shit. And I really want to finish it!

And then, of course, there is the remainder of the stack of books sitting on my nightstand... Untouched...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Let's Talk Foundation for a Minute

I have made it no secret that I adore Lancome foundation. Love the coverage, weight, and longevity. But when I started to read a book about skin in February, I began to look at my choices and try a few of the suggestions listed in the book.

That led me to Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation. The dermatologist recommended it by name, so I picked some up.

Love It. It is light, airy, provides full coverage (I apply it with a large powder brush), and has lasting power. Best of all, it's good for my skin and inexpensive! Can't beat that. I've been using it since about mid-February and have zero complaints. I still love my Lancome, but I think I'll put it aside for a while.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More From the Easter Shopping With Mom...

While visiting my family and on that shopping trip with my mother, I picked up this little number at Old Navy. I love it so much, I think I'll get it in a solid color, too.

I'm not one to wear many strapless tops or halter tops, but that is mainly because I cannot find one that is comfortable to me. That ended when I tried on this top.

FYI, Old Navy also has a great selection of white jeans and capris this year. Go. Get them.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Easter Shopping Trip with Mom

I've been coveting a pair of white jeans for quite the little while. I'm not sure why, maybe it's because they are bright and spring-like. Whatever the reason, while I was visiting my family over the Easter weekend, and while my husband and dad were golfing, my mom and I went on a little shopping excursion.

We went to the usual places, hit up a sale at the local Dillard's (hello BCBG for 75% off!) and Old Navy. All told, I ended up with about 8 new tops, including an adorable Old Navy strapless number that would go great with a pair of white jeans!

We decided to make one last trip out to a local botique, which is just about the only place in a 120-mile-radius to get brands such as 7 for all mankind, peace love mom, etc.

We found these white jeans and I fell in love:

You can find them online here: The 7 Website

They were a bit pricier than I was comfortable with, but thanks to Mom (who was also a bit appalled at the tag), I walked out of the store with them in a bag.

Last Thursday, my mom called me and was very excited to let me know that Oprah had just mentioned white jeans as one of spring's "must have" items.

Now she's on her own mission to get a pair.