Sunday, July 11, 2010

Makeup; Singing in the Rain, Girls Get-Together

First, my new favorite! The brow bar at Ulta. I had to swing by there on Friday because I forgot to book Missy (who I love) at Sedona Spa (the greatest gym and spa - they usually do all my spa services!) in West Grove. So, I stopped into Ulta to save my awful brows. Wow - I am impressed. Monika at the Benefit counter did my brows and I purchased the brow lift pencil and brow powder from her. I love these two products (especially because they last while you are outside in the heat!)

Thank you so much to a good friend, Angie Bell, and her husband, John Bell, for setting up me up to sing the national anthem at the Oaks Day at Delaware Park (John works there)! It was a very big deal for my family and me! We LOVE DELAWARE PARK!!!!!!!!

I sang outside in the Grove in the rain!!! There was no one outside except Delaware Park staff, husby, and me! But my mother-in-law got a photo of me on the big screen at the race track!!!!

We had a lot of fun and a great lunch while at the park - and Hubby won $200 on a race!

Here are some photos from the day!

All scrapbook kits by Miki Ferkul; crowns and horse were free graphics that I found online.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy July 4th

Thank you to the best husband in the world for staying home with our three "babies" (dogs). One is almost 14 years old and quite sick this weekend - preventing the two of us from traveling together. But my terrific husband knows how much I love having the opportunity to see my family and especially my nieces - so he stayed home with our dogs and nursed them back to health, while I drove to Altoona, PA.

Marissa didn't quite stay awake for the fireworks. We watch them from Gram's front porch rather than deal with the noise and crowds at Blands Park. Although we miss some of the ground displays, it is worth not having to enter the park!!! I remember watching fireworks from the same front porch as a child (all the cousins would play before the fireworks display would start). Years later, we are on the same front porch, this time with great-grandchildren! This year was quiet, Gram, Aunt Gloria, Heidi + kids, and my family were there. David, Heather and I had a good laugh trying to "find" Gram's house. We took an unusual exit to avoid the Bland's park traffic and had to rely on the GPS system to take us on some up and down dirt roads (we felt like we were driving off a cliff some of these roads were so steep). Hey - Subaru's all wheel drive works and although we were clueless as to our location, at least the car wasn't!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Sale

Check out Rina Kroes Blog and Scrapbook Elements !

There is a sale this weekend. Rina Kroes has become my favorite scrapbook artist. I purchased two more of her complete kits this weekend! I am currently scrapbooking pageant memories from 2008. Next will be family memories during 2009.

Happy 4th of July!!!

In the meantime, my husband and I have big news! We will be moving to somewhere in PA along the NJ border (as close to Princeton, NJ as we can get while still living in PA!). Husby got a new job! We are both excited for this new chapter in our lives.

In preparation, I have begun clutter clearing my house (what an enlightening experience!). I strongly recommend that anyone wanting to do a good clutter clearing to read the Clear and Simple Way ( So far, my bedroom is almost finished and my bathroom is finished. Everything in those rooms (except for my sweaters - anyone have sweater storage ideas??) has a nice and organized home. My husband and I no longer search for anything in those rooms! I feel so light and free! I am starting to understand why people say that when your home is clean, you feel closer to God. It is because your clutter brings down your energy level, but when you get rid of it, you feel lighter! I feel stronger and better able to perform my purposes on this earth.

Time to work out at the gym :-)