Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Fun in the sun (finally)

It was nice to get to play outside!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Legacy Run for Life: Walk, Run or Trot?

My church is hosting their inaugural Legacy Run for Life 5k on March 26, 2011. The money raised from this event to go toward the Alpha Center  a ministry of Sherwood to reach out to women of all ages and from all walks of life, who may be pregnant and are possibly facing difficult decisions. Over the last 10 years it had grown and expanded to help so many women.

I have decided that I am definitely going to participate in this run. I can't decide if I want to try to do my first 5K or should I do the toddler trot so that baby girl can do it with me.  With the toddler trot everyone that finishes gets a shirt and a medal. I wish I could do both but the times of the events overlap.

*sigh* I really don't know what I want to do. I've always wanted to run a 5K. I don't know if I'm really ready for one yet but who knows. I have until March 18th to make a decision

Should I run or walk?

Friday, February 11, 2011

My other birthday surprise

Wow!! Talk about slacking. This was part II of my birthday post that was suppose to be up more than two weeks ago.  I have been working like crazy and this statistics class that I am taking is really kicking my tail...

Without further ado....Here is part II (hey, that rhymed)

Before we left to go to Atlanta; the hubby told me to buy something really nice to wear. This was going to be part of my second birthday surprise.

So I went shopping which I love to do. The only problem is that I absolutely HATE shopping for clothes by myself. I am not good at putting together outfits. If it is not on the mannequin then I usually don't buy it. I spent two hours walking around the mall like a lost child.  Finally, I walked into Belks and saw the perfect dress.
A Byer Ruffle Front Pickup Dress
It's not that short on me

That was the easy part. The hard part was getting shoes to go with it. I felt really creepy because I asked a couple of complete strangers what kind of shoes they would wear with the dress. An hour later I finally picked out some shoe.

Well, we got up to Atlanta I remembered that my birthday is in the middle of the flippin winter and I was going to freeze my buns off in the dress. My sister-in-law convinced me to stick with the dress and promised we wouldn't be outside long.

After my surprise birthday lunch we came back to the house to rest before the rest of my birthday festivities were to commence. After what was suppose to be a nap (Kyla was not cooperating; as usual); we finally got dressed.

I have to admit; there is something about putting on a cute dress and some heels that really makes you feel super confident.  The hubby was loving the dress. It's probably the second or third time that he has ever seen me in a dress.

Part II of my birthday included going to the Fox Theater to see the Blue Man Group.  It is so sad that I have lived in Atlanta most of my life and have only driven by the Fox Theater.  The show was fantastic and I had such a great time.  

After the show we went to grab something to eat and to end my birthday on a perfect note; we had to stop by one more spot.

The night couldn't have ended any better :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Walmart launches a tween makeup line

Now, I love my makeup but I did not get into makeup until I was well in my 20s; other than mascara and eyeliner. When I heard that Walmart would be launching geoGiRL, a makeup line for tween girls; I had mixed emotions.
GeoGirl Beauty Line

I don't think that there is a girl in this world that did not play in their mother's makeup when they were little. Well, not girls won't have to because they will have their own makeup to wear.

The makeup line is set to launch February 25, 2011 and will be available at your local Walmart.  The skincare and makeup line is going to be eco-friendly will not contain any parabens , phthalates, and sulfates.  The line will also avoid synthetic color and fragrances for tween's sensitive skin.

The brand is trying to focus on the green movement that the tween have grown up in.  Most of the product packaging is recyclable, they contain natural ingredients, and a portion of the proceed are donated.  The donation will go to girls empowering causes fund.

Most of the makeup is to be very sheer and the 69-item line does not contain black mascara or eyeliner. Most items are priced under $5. The product names remind you of text shorthand used by tweens(e.g., QTPi (Cutie Pie) and iCU (I See You)).

As much as I love makeup; I don't really think that girls that age should be wearing makeup. It all fun and games when they are just playing around with it at the house but to actually be wearing makeup out of the house...ummm NO!  I love that the brand is eco-friendly and trying to empower girls but I don't think makeup is the way to go about it.

How young is too young to wear makeup?

When did you start wearing makeup?

What do you think about this new line?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

This is one of my favorite pictures from her 2-year photo shoot. It is a reminder of a sweeter time.
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