This blog is dedicated to random nonsense: product reviews (i'm always trying something), weight loss attempts, general observations, movies, books, pictures, thoughts, feelings, and struggles that make up this extraordinarily ordinary life.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I promise I will get the product reviews back on track people. I've just been busy lately!



I know it's been a while...ELIZABETH. So, here we go. This is just a little something to tide you over until I have something cool to write about- like my next review for example. CREST WHITENING STRIPS! Do they or do they not work? Well, I'll have that answer for you as soon as I open the box and actually use them. HAHA. In the meantime, here are a few Christmas gifts that I got from the big guy that I absolutely LOVE! Good job, Ror.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This stuff is out of this world. I've been drinking the low sodium V8's for a couple weeks now, and wanted to "spice" it up a little bit (pun intended) so I bought these. Jackpot! They aren't crazy spicy, but they do the job AAAND one 5.5 ouce can has a full serving of vegetables! If you like your tomato juice with a kick- go out and buy these STAT. Yummo.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Gotta give props to my sister, Fiona, for these awesome cupcakes she made for a Christmas party she was attending this weekend! They turned out great! The "how to" is pretty simple...

Buy a box of cake mix. Make cupcakes as directed.


-chocolate icing for fur

-pretzels twists for antlers

-mini marshmallows for eyes

-vanilla wafer for the snout

-M&M for the nose

-black decorative icing for reindeer pupils (and to "glue" nose to snout)

And there you have it! These are simple to make and are sure to be a hit at your upcoming holiday parties! Good job, Fi!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Here is something you may find particularly interesting!

The experiment is as follows...

Place a chair with the seat part facing against a wall. Stand about two feet from the wall behind the chair. Put your head against the wall so that there is a 90-degree angle between your head and wall, hips and thighs, feet and floor. Without bending your knees and keeping you feet planted at all times, lean over, pick up the chair with both hands, and stand up straight while holding the chair.

If you are a women- you completed this experiment without much trouble at all.

If you are a FAILED. It is essentially impossible for a man to accomplish this seemingly simple feat.

And that my friend is your FRIDAY FACTOID!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


1.) Tresemme Anti-Breakage Shampoo & Conditioner

Tresemme is my favorite brand of all-time. Nothing compares. I listed the Anti-breakage line as my favorite, but honestly- they're all very good. The line for color treated hair, curly hair, straight hair, heat doesn't matter. These shampoo and conditioners always make my hair soft and shiny and they smell DIVINE!

2.) Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil:

This stuff is like heaven in a bottle...especially in the cold winter months. I've tried more moisturizing shower gels and body lotions than I can count, but NOTHING works as well as this baby oil. After you're finished in the shower- squirt the oil in your palm, rub your hands together, and smooth over legs, arms, neck, chest stomach, and wherever else you get especially dry. I don't normally rinse it off, but if you don't feel clean unless you rinse- just do a real quick rinse. You don't want to rinse this completely off or it defeats the purpose. You will see/feel smoother, softer skin as soon as your first application!

3.) Serious Skin Care- Glycolic Cleanser or Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Right now, I'm totally addicted to the Glycolic Cleanser, which you can purchase on!! It clears up my skin, leaves it soft and doesn't ovely dry it out. However, if you're not in the habit of ordering products online, or just don't want to spend $20 for facial cleanser- I would definitely recommend the Aveeno Skin Brightening Scrub. It has little exfoliating granules in it that get rid of dead skin cells and evens out skin tones. It also has a light fresh scent, and can be found at any drug store or supermarket for less than half the price of the Glycolic Cleanser!

4.) L'oreal Advanced Revitalift Complete Day Lotion, Anti-wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer

I use this product after using my cleanser. I have really sensitive skin and this works wonders without clogging up my pores. It also has ingredients for anti-aging and firming so it's basically like a two in one!! I only wash my face once a night before bed. I know it's a day cream, but I haven't found a night cream that I like yet. Most of them make me break out. They're usually much too thick and make my face look really greasy when I wake up in the morning. So, I'm sticking to what works best for me. Love this stuff!

5.) Sephora Endless Color Blockbuster

I think the picture speaks for itself. It's like eyeshadow, mascara, liners, blush, and lip gloss heaven!!!! Quality makeup. GREAT price. $48! Find this product at Sephora store locations or online. Click here for the link!