Man Candy Monday

Mmmm, what better day for Man Candy Monday than Halloween! Go link up with Leeann at Join The Gossip for Man Candy Monday.

Ryan Reynolds

Born: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
on October 23, 1976
in Vancouver, BC

Ryan is the youngest of four brothers, he is of Irish descent. He dropped out of college. Ryan was married to Scarlett Johanssonn from 2008-2011.

Things you might have seen Ryan in Van Wilder (just watched this again last night- so funny!), The Proposal, Green Lantern, Definitely Maybe, X-Men:Wolverine

Interesting fact: Ryan has been included in People’s Sexiest Man Alive since 2008 and this year was named one of the most beautiful people.

Hubba Hubba!



I Confess


This is my first time linking up with Mamarazzi for her Friday Confessional, go check her out if you haven’t heard of won’t be sorry!

I Confess…that I do not have my shit all together. I am in my mid-30’s and thought by now surely I would have things more figured out…not the case my friends.

I Confess…that I’m a yeller. I hate myself for it, but I am a yeller when I am frustrated or angry. Boo.

I Confess…that I so need to get back on the Weight Watchers wagon. Like, for serious.

I Confess…that I am fighting off depression as if my life depends on it…well it sort of does, so yeah.

I Confess…I love my husband and daughter more than anything else in this world.


Friday DayDreamin’

Friday DayDreamin’ again! Becca decided to make this week a little different and instead of a vacation photo, post a favorite Halloween photo..

This was the first Halloween with Princess, she was 11 months old and was a bunny. So freakin’ adorable! We went over to Mimi and Papa’s house so they could see her and of course they chased her around the house and played with her before we took her home so we could hand out candy.


Flirting with Temptation Thursday

Do you ever find yourself clicking link after link from blogs you follow to blogs your friends follow and finding fun new blogs that you absolutely love? You do? Me too! One of my recent finds is Blonde Episodes, Kori hosts Flirting with Temptation Thursday and I couldn’t resist joining this week! Just link up with anything you are tempted by this week!

I am dying for more tattoo’s and these are what I want next. I want stars starting at the base of my neck and going down my back and around to my ribs. Every time I pass a tattoo shop I am tempted to pull in and get started!

This is the next piercing I want, the industrial in the top of the ear.


Man Candy Monday

Mmmm, yes please! I’m linking up with Join The Gossip today for Man Candy Monday! Hello, how have I missed this link up for so long?! Here’s the deal, find the most gorgeous man you can, post pics and details about him and go link up to share the wealth ;).

Shemar Moore

Shemar Franklin Moore

April 2, 1970 in Oakland, California

Random Facts:
Former male fashion model
started acting career as Malcolm on The Young and The Restless
He attended a British private school until age 7
Shemar announced Susan Lucci’s first win after 17 nominations for an Emmy
Suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car while riding a bike

You’ve Seen Him In:
The Young and The Restless
Soul Train
Diary of A Mad Black Woman
Criminal Minds

You can bet I will be keeping up with this linkup…I love me some man candy 😉


Weekend Wrap-Up

Another weekend ticked off the calendar…I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween!

Princess had a playdate on Friday after school, it was a half day due to parent/teacher conferences so her BFF – N came over to play for a few hours. The two of them met in kindergarten last year they were in the same class. They met the first week of school and were pretty much inseparable the whole year. When we found out N was in the other 1st grade class this year and not in her class she was a bit upset, but we talked about it and came up with a plan that she was ok with. They play at lunch and more often than not, once a week we do play dates either at his house or ours. Anyway, they are so funny together. The male/female dynamic has been so evident from day one. If she cries about something, N apologizes and begs her to not cry and promises to never do whatever it was he did again. LOL! One time, they were playing Wii and it was her turn…well N was cheering for her to do well and she stops and glares at him and says ‘will you just stop talking, I can’t concentrate!’ I started cracking up because I have said those exact words to her father!

So they played Connect 4…not without tears and arguing…and eventually begging and promises to never beat her at anything again hahahha

Then they played Chutes and Ladders, but that didn’t last very long before they got bored and wanted to play something else. So we got Sorry out. That didn’t last much longer so we put that away too.

They ended the afternoon with drawing, thankfully there weren’t anymore arguments or tears! After N went home, Hubby got home from work and brought home pizza. It also happened to be BFF night. Now, BFF night is usually on Tuesday but I wasn’t feeling well on Tuesday so we decided to do Friday this week. Cat (BFF) got to my house shortly after Hubby so we all sat down to dinner. Usually when Cat comes over we have dinner and watch Biggest Loser and since its a school night we never go out. Since Hubby was home and it was a weekend, Cat and I decided to go out shopping after dinner. What a treat! We haven’t done that in ages. She and I have been doing BFF night literally for 12 years or so. Once a week we hang out. Before I was married and had Princess, we would meet out somewhere..dinner, the mall, a movie or we would alternate going to her place or mine. Ever since I got married though she has been coming to my place and in those almost 8 years we have only gone out maybe 10 times.

I needed to get some new makeup and had decided to try the E.L.F. Studio products so we headed to Target and I picked up some foundation, powder, concealer, mascara and a couple of brushes. I tried the $1 E.L.F. line a few years ago and didn’t like it, it irritated my skin and just felt yucky on my face. So I have been hesitant to try it again, but I have read some great reviews on the Studio line so I decided to try it…and really, for $3 how can you go wrong? If you follow my blog you know that I normally use LORAC tinted moisturizer from Sephora which runs more than $25 per tube. Granted it lasts me a while, that is still a lot of money to spend on makeup during these trying financial times. I also picked up a Hard Candy shadow to try from Walmart.

Once we got home (3 hours later!) I decided to start cleaning out my makeup bags and drawers. Let me just tell you, I had a crap load of makeup that needed to be thrown out. Anyway, here is what my bathroom counter looks like with my brushes and three drawer organizer for some of my makeup stuff. Things I keep in the three drawer thing are pencil sharpeners for my eyeliners, sponges, makeup pads, brush shampoo to clean my brushes, hair scissors and clips.

After I was done with my drawers and stuff I went through my hanging makeup bags. These used to be jam packed full of products and honestly I didn’t even use half of them. So anything I don’t use or was old I got rid of and this is how everything looks now. All nice and pretty again!

This last picture is just of my gorgeous face on Saturday using the new E.L.F. Studio line, I didn’t use any of my expensive products and I think it looks just as good as if I had used the expensive products. My skin felt fine and I didn’t have any irritation by the end of the night. I typically have uber sensitive eyes and have to use a special mascara that costs $25 a tube but I tried the E.L.F. one and had no problems. I am so sold on this stuff!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!!


Friday Day Dreamin’

Well, we made it to another Day Dreamin’! Woohoo! Becca has an awesome blog that she shares travel tips and all sorts of pictures of places that are worth a visit if you are in the area…go check her out and follow her!

So, last week I shared a picture of The Pitons in St Lucia from our honeymoon. I had a request to share more pics and stories from that trip so I will oblige!

Ah, the private pool. We stayed at Sandals Regency in Castries St Lucia for 8 days on our honeymoon (almost 8 years ago). We had a gorgeous suite, a living room, kitchenette, separate bedroom, a gorgeous bathroom, private patio with our own pool! It was amazing. You could see the ocean from our patio, there was lush greenery all the way around it making it extremely private. Of course, this all means that it cost an arm and a leg a small fortune, but we were totally willing to pay that price for the experience. We arrived to the resort in the early afternoon and were taken right away to a private concierge for people who had suites as opposed to regular rooms. We were treated to champagne and hot towels to refresh ourselves after our 21 hour trip from Phoenix to St Lucia. After we checked in and were given all the information about all the amenities of the resort the shuttle took us to our suite. We walked around and looked at everything. There was a four poster bed in the bedroom in dark cherry wood finish, gorgeous bright ‘island’ colors (oranges, yellows, pinks, blues). We decided to head to the pool on our patio before doing anything else so we changed into our bathing suits and jumped in. Big mistake. It was FREEZING!! hahaha See, we got married on Leap Day (February 29th) and it was March 3rd by the time we got to the resort. It wasn’t cold outside in St Lucia, but that water in the pool was ice cold. We quickly got out and just admired the pool from afar the rest of the honeymoon! hahaha Good times!


Trick or Treat Swap Reveal!

So I participated in a Trick or Treat swap that Star and Rachel put together for Halloween, such fun by the way! Now I get to reveal what my partner Kimberly from Lush Lounge got for me!


Love, Love, LOVE everything Kimberly got for me. The nail polish colors are exactly what I would have chosen for fall! Thanks Kimberly!