Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston, you are in my thoughts!

I am not going to make a post other than this today due to the tragic events in Boston today. 

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is affected in anyway by the bombings. Please take a few minutes to send up prayers, good thoughts, or however you personally choose to acknowledge all those injured, who have died, those who are helping the victims, their families, friends, and those who are reading and watching the aftermath. Tragedies like this affect so many people in so many different ways!

May all of you find peace and comfort in knowing that there are millions of people all over the world who are thinking and praying for you. May this terrible event bring people closer together instead of ripping them apart. For those helping, police, fireman, bystanders, doctors, nurses, clergy, friends and family find the strength they need, the comfort they will need now and in the days to come, the steady hands while giving medical attention, and the wisdom to make clear decisions. Let their selfless actions show others that with love we can make a difference.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Grenades and classified info

*I was not bribed, paid, or held as a P.O.W. in order to get me to make this post. All opinions are my own.*

Today I am bringing you a treat from a great little indie shop. This company is owned and operated by a dear friend of mine Candy. Some of you may know her already, she was formerly Candy's Sweet Treats. Due to some crappy circumstances that were not her fault, Candy decided to change the name of her shop. While doing so, she made some awesome changes to her packaging and improved her already great products as well. Might I add that Candy was doing alot of this while being deployed overseas serving our country! Her mind is always working on new products and just being an all around better company for her customers. In all honesty, I think the new name and direction of the company is so much more fitting for her. 

Photo courtesy of LGC.

LGC offers a nice variety of products including loose and pressed eye shadows, blushes, and face masks. Coming soon will be scents, multi tasking cuticle cream, and a mixing medium that can be used to apply shadows wet, make your own liners, and as a primer too. Her shadows are offered in sets or individual jars, you can even purchase samples too. The prices range from 5 samples for $3 to $5.50 for a 5gr jar to $12.50 for a 3 shade collection to $25 for a custom 4 shade pressed palette. 

Range of shadow colors offered. Photo courtesy of LGC

Spooky Missile Collection offered in 2 sizes. Photo courtesy of LGC.

There are 5 blushes available and come in a 10gr jar for $9.50. There are some gorgeous shades to pick from!

Rose Rocket blush $9.50. Photo courtesy of LGC.

I am really excited for the cuticle cream to be listed for sale in the shop. My cuticles are so finicky about the products I use on them. A product may work for a week or two and then it just stops working. Candy has made me some custom face creams in the past and they were amazing. I am sure that her cuticle cream wont disappoint me! 
Speaking of custom products... Candy is always open to help you out by creating custom products. Before her name change she created a customized collection for my girls. It was the perfect shades for little ladies. The girls and I couldn't have been happier with them! 

So I'm sure you want the links on where to find the shop and fan page right? Let me just tell you that you want to watch the fan page. There are lots of discount codes, giveaways and other surprises happening that you wont want to miss!

Oh yeah I almost forgot to let you know, Candy is offering my readers a nice little discount code! If you use the code SpreadTheWord you will get 15% off of your order. This code is good for the month of April. Make sure you like her fan page, let her know I sent you and also thank her for the discount.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wearing Rosie Colored Glasses

*This dog was adopted by my family, all opinions are my own and Rosie has not paid, bullied or blackmailed me into saying anything!*

I just realized that I have not shared with you our newest addition Rosie. She is a beagle (probably mix) that is about 1 and a half years old. We adopted her about a month ago. 

Rosie has been a perfect fit with our little family, she is sweet, quirky and full of love. She has tons of energy and lives to go out and play with the kids. She loves her toys, especially squeaky ones and loves to play fetch. Miss Rosie likes to chew up anything she can get her teeth on, so I am always on the lookout for something to keep her mouth busy for more than 5 minutes LOL! She can devour an 8 inch thick rawhide braid in less than 2 hours. She claimed one of the girls old Bratz dolls and gnawed him to pieces. We started playing a game because of her love for that doll, it is called Guess this body part. 

Rosie and her rawhide braid.

Rosie and her Bratz doll. LOL

She is a lover, a snuggler, and a freakin bed hog! Miss Thang doesn't think she should lay on the floor....EVER. 

Rosie is quite the little diva. She loves the girly life of being pretty, sparkles and getting her mani/pedis done.

Her Easter necklace.

We are over the moon with having Rosie with us. She has a few bad habits that we are working on, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. I can handle her getting into the trash or chewing up a pair of undies when this is what I get to see at the end of the day.

If you have any suggestions on chew toys for Rosie or places for me to scope out doggie stuff please let me know. I am always interested in trying new things for Rosie. 

Peace, Love and Cupcakes...and now doggie drool too!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Another quick update

I wanted to give a quick update here so that you all didn't give up on me. I am super sick right now, probably bronchitis :o( I have no voice right now, fever, yucky cough, wheezing, just all around feeling lousy!

I also am trying to cope with the sudden passing of a dear friend who left this world way too soon. Jess left behind her husband and stepson, 2 fur babies and many family and friends that were her world. As much as my heart is hurting right now, I know there are many others who are just as devastated by her sudden passing. Please tell those you love what they mean to you, give them a hug, spend some time with them, you never know what tomorrow may bring. I know I would love to have the chance to spend another day laughing, pigging out on chocolate cake, and getting into some sort of trouble with Jess. We always seemed to find harmless (mostly) mischief somewhere! She was a tell it like it is kind of person who pulled no punches. She loved with all she had and was fiercely loyal to those she loved. I can't remember a time of being around her or a phone call that there wasn't uncontrollable laughter involved. She loved music and singing, her smile lit up a room. I remember her telling me one time that music was her way of escaping when she needed to. It's funny how people are put into our paths at certain times of our lives. I met Jess not long after I had moved into mine and the girls first apartment almost 10 years ago. The girls and I were doing laundry and there was a man and his son down there, we started talking and the next thing I knew...there she was. Her then boyfriend (now husband) had went and told her to "Come meet the nice lady he had been talking to." From there it was history and our friendship grew, we were almost inseparable for a long time. We shared so much with each other good and bad, supported each other, and loved each other. I can't tell you how many hours we spent just talking. Even though she had married and moved we kept in touch by emails, phone, texts, and facebook. Our conversations no matter who started them always started with "HEY HOOKER!" even if it was in the middle of WalMart. LOL 

I am going to stop here, I really didn't intend on this being so long. Please keep Jess's family and friends in your thoughts, this has been a devastating loss for so many people. Thank you to those who have had so many kind words of love and support, I love you all! Really as much as my heart aches, I can't imagine how hard this is for her family. They are the ones who need the most support, strength, peace and prayers right now and future. 

Jess, you have your wings now, soar high my friend. Give Grams my love and tell her Cookie says to take good care of you. I hope you know just how much your friendship meant to me. I will hold the memories we made close to my heart always. You were one of a kind. I know you will be watching over all of us, and every butterfly I see will remind me of that! I love you, rest in peace my sweet friend. 

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!


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