Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Primary 3, Lesson 14: The Word of Wisdom

Lesson 14: The Word of Wisdom

Healthy and Happy Coloring Page

I created this coloring page to follow the handout suggestion at the end of the lesson:

Give each child a smiling face to remind them that they are happier when they choose healthy foods to eat.

They can color the faces (one for boys, one for girls) to look like them and also write their name at the bottom.

Have a happy Sunday!

Amber :)

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

I am a mascara addict! As a natural blonde my eyelashes are practically invisible (as you can see below) without mascara, and I almost never go a day without wearing any. Through the years I’ve been loyal to a particular brand because I like the results of their mascaras.  However, I am always open to try something new to get that ultimate lash look.

I’ve been curious about the 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique and was excited to see what kind of results I could get. It is a duo set that comes in its own fancy case. It consists of a “transplanting gel” wand and a “natural fibers” wand. You wear it coated (or layered) on top of your favorite regular mascara to increase thickness and volume.

Here is how it looks on me:

I can notice additional length and volume, especially towards the outer edges of my lashes. (I only have it on my top lashes because that’s how I normally wear my mascara, but I’m sure it would be doubly dramatic if I wore it on my bottom lashes.)  Now this isn’t a quick application. It involves putting at least four coats of product on your lashes from start to finish.  For occasions that I want an extra dramatic lash it is perfect and worth an extra minute or so in my makeup routine. The fibers are 100% natural green tea fibers. I have sensitive eyes and I was worried the little fibers would irritate me but that wasn’t the case; it’s really light feeling.  It doesn’t flake off or smudge, and it washes off easily with my makeup remover. 

It always feels good when someone asks, “Are those your real lashes?!”

If you’d like to try it for yourself, I am hosting a virtual party here (until September 25th) to order the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and lots of other fun beauty products.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Brayden turns 4! (Mommy’s reflections)


Today was Brayden’s fourth birthday.

Last night, since Sean is away for Navy training, I let Brayden sleep in the bed with me. I wanted us to wake up together on his birthday. This morning, even before the sun came up and while the rest of the world slept including my now four year old son, I laid awake watching him.

We were curled towards each other in bed. I just watched his precious face and enjoyed seeing him suck his thumb because although FOUR feels so big to me, with him sleeping and sucking his thumb he still has that baby part of him I can hold on to. It’s a sad day when the thumb no longer finds its way to the mouth as a signal for sleepy time.

Once the sun started to rise, Brayden started to stir and I could tell he was slowly waking up. He found his “green monkies” blanket curled around him and put it over his head like he always does. I don’t know if it’s to keep the light out, or just a comforting cocoon thing.

Too soon the sun rose and the room filled with light. My moment of solitude and reflection was over as Brayden stirred awake. I snuggled up next to him and wished him Happy Birthday.

His sleepy voice asked, “Am I four now?”

Yes my sweet b-bop you are four and suddenly so big. Three to four feels so much more then one year. Maybe because his fourth year is my last year of him home with me. I need to cherish four because five breaks my heart.

So, my blondie, before I see them fade away in this fourth year of growing up, I want to remember the little toddler things you do that made you my baby and my Sweet Bop B-Bop Brayden.

Show-in—Because you loved to watch DVDs and wanted me to put a show in the DVD player. Now any time you watch TV it’s called Show-in.

D.J.—Disney Junior

Chalk—Chocolate Milk

Straw—Strawberry Milk

It’s Cloudy Day day. It’s a Sunny Day day. It’s a Foggy Day day—when you observe the weather day is always added twice.

What are we doing today?—you ask every day when we wake up

The solid green side of your Monkies Blankie always has to be up and Cars Blankie always has to be underneath it. And usually one of them is always asked to come with us wherever we go.

When I tuck you in at night you ask if you can have chocolate milk in the morning. You like to look forward to things.

Sucking your thumb and wrapping the edge of your blankie around your pointer finger of the same hand and holding your other hand up by your face. I call this your chipmunk. It’s your signature relaxing or sleepy time move.

Baths—you would take two a day if you could and often you do. You love lounge and float and sing songs, sometimes line up your toy selection of the day and make imagine play.

What do you like?—you always ask me when you need to make a selection, whether it’s a movie on Netflix, a game to play, a DVD to watch, a toy to pick out. Usually you end up not liking my choice and go with your own anyway.

Comfy—how you describe your hair.

Your favorite song is The Foolish Man and the Wise Man.

We watch Sofia the First together.

“What’s that smell?” is usually asked daily. I call you my Super Sensor because you are sensitive to smells and noise.

You’d have donuts for breakfast every day if I’d let you.

You love to give me kisses. I hope you always will.

I know you want to be big like “brothers”, but I want you to be our “little” for as long as you can.  I cherish you in my life and being your mommy.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The warm weather wish list begins

I really should not get these emails sent to me. It is counterproductive to my New Year’s resolution to be budget conscious in my spending and only buy what is really needed.


However, I’ve decided I need boat shoes. I do!

Am I a boater? No. I think I could be. Aside from my sever motion sickness and aversion to getting wet.

Well, it’s still fun to dress as if I could be.

Like her…


I also need white pants.

I will be going on a boat in December though. It’s actually a Disney Cruise!! It doesn’t hurt to be prepared 10 months early right?


What is on your warm weather wish list?

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Him versus the Blog


Why blogging consistently can be trying at times. (As in always!)

Someone seems to find his way onto my lap and beg my attention.

Luckily kisses can heal almost anything.


Have a good weekend!

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