Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Top 10 Things I've Learned In 2011

I feel like I've learned a lot this year, or maybe I'm just more aware of what I've learned. So here are the top 10 things I've learned in 2011.

7. I feel a heck of a lot better when I'm not eating so much sugar.
6.  I need to be passionate about giving back.
5.  Maybe I do want to go to Africa on a missions trip.
4.  Don't judge people by their appearance, get to know their heart!
3.  Just because the number of your age changes doesn't mean you have too :) 
2. My life is extremely blessed!
2.  I'm really enjoying my teenagers!
2. I have an amazing husband!!
 2.  It's still not all about me!!
And the number one thing I've learned this year is...
 1.  God is always in control, even when it seems hopeless He is always faithful!
I know, I know, many of them are twos...I wasn't able to put any of them more important than the other!

Happy New Years from my Family to Yours

Now, instead of resolutions for the new year, I'm going to do my best to apply what I learned in 2011 to 2012.  I won't make it to Africa (this year) but I will be sending my daughter in my place!!
What have you learned this year to make you a better person??


Monday, December 26, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Sparkles

I've always loved anything that sparkles!!  My family laughs at me because I have to "bejewel" anything and everything!  My friends typically know that if it sparkles I WILL like it!

Here are a few sparkly images I found on Pinterest.




I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!  We did, now off to post Christmas shopping and a movie!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Candy Canes

There is just something about that red and while swirl that makes me smile!!

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

NYC New York Color

I'm so excited!  I just received
a tube of NYC Liquid Lipshine in the mail today!
Photo NYC New York Color

 This Lipshine is great!  My lips are shiney and moist without feeling sticky or gummy, and at $2.49 a tube, you can't beat it!!  
They have 10 different shades availabl from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias. NYC is available at  Walmart, Target, CVS and others.  Go to to see their different shades and other products from New York Color!
I was given this product to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I Ordered Me Some Boot Socks!

My Monday's post was all about Boot Socks...Guess what I just did??  I ordered some boot socks from GroopDealz.  

 Image from GroopDealz

Here is the direct link to this sale.  These were offered last week and I missed it :(  I'm so glad they were offered again.  I'm getting the brown and grey.  I'm a happy girl!

Here's how GroopDealz works.

Image source, GroopDealz

All opinions expressed are mine.  I am not receiving compensation from GroopDealz.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Boot Socks

My "uniform" of late has been a cute top, sweater, black or brown flat boots with my jeans tucked in. I've seen some photos of socks sticking up over the top of the boots. Guess what I want to add to my "uniform"?

Boot Socks!!,that's right, boot socks. Aren't they so stinkin' cute??

Maybe Santa will bring me some (hint, hint, wink, wink Hubby Dear!) Or maybe I should just go to Goodwill buy an old sweater and make my own!!

Renée  <3

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingerbread Houses

This past Thursday night, we had our annual gingerbread house building evening.  

When the kids were little (and I had control) I would make a house completely from scratch (crazy but true). I couldn't compete with Martha Stewart but I would do a pretty darn good job!  As the kids got older, we would buy a kit and candy that we liked.  I learned to glue gun the walls together (much, much easier) and let go of wanting the house to be beautiful!  The only problem is, we couldn't agree on how to decorate the house (there are 5 of us).  We would all take a side or room and have a hodgepodge house.  In the past few years, they've come out with little village kits and guess what??  There are 5 little houses!  We all get our own! Now the only thing we fuss about is who gets the frosting bag next!

1. Mine
2. Dad's (aka The Outhouse)
3. Dré's
4. Colette's
5. Dominique's

In the end, Dré ended up with the frosting bag and photo bombed my pictures.  I LOVE my teenagers!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Obsessive Monday - White Trees

Howdy...I know I've been missing for a while, things have been quite hectic.

While I should be decorating my own Christmas tree, at the moment, I'm lost in Pinterest Land looking at white trees.


Ok, now that I'm inspired, it's time to take care of my 13 year old green tree.

Happy decorating!!