Products I Use In My Hair

I use the shimmering lights shampoo (on the left) once a week and my two favorite conditioners are the Aussie 2 Minute Miracle or the Pantene Masque.  Both are really good at putting moisture back in to your hair.

When I get out of the shower, I put on a turbie twist to get out as much moisture as possible.  Then I put in about a tsp o fthe Paul Mitchell Leave in Conditioner with 1/2 tsp of the argon oil.  I put in a large egg sized ball of mousse (not too much or it will weight your hair down) and to  help get some texture at the roots around the crown, I put a few spritzs of the Beyond the Zone Super Sexy spray.

How to Carve Your Turkey

Most people slice the turkey down the side.  This method shows you how to get out the whole breast in one piece so you have a beautiful chunk of meat to slice up.

Get whoever carves the turkey in your house to watch this video and try this method at Christmas.

Elle's Embarrasingly Easy Casserole

1 broccoli, chopped and slightly microwaved to still be crisp
1 cauliflower, chopped and slightly micrwaved to still be crisp
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 C Grated Cheese
6 Slices Cheese (or enough to cover casserole dish)
Bread Crumbs
Butter or Margarine

Mix together broccoli, cauliflower, soup and 1/2 C grated cheese.  Put in a casserole dish (9 x 12 or 2 1/2 Qt).  Lay down sliced cheese on top followed by 1 C grated cheese.  Cover with bread crumbs and then dot with margarine.  Can be prepared ahead and put in the fridge at this point for the next evening.

Preheat oven to 375F and cook for 30 minutes or till hot and bubbly.

The Appearance of Youthful Dewy Skin

As we age, our skin loses that dewy glow.  This is my secret for how I get that youthful glow to my complexion.  I have tried this with all different foundations and it works for all of them (although I still love my Revlon 24 Hour Colorstay best).

You can see the 'glow' in the product but, it is very subtle when you blend it in with your foundation.

How to add depth and dimension to your hair - for blondes, brunettes and red heads

This Shimmering Lights Shampoo says that it is for brunettes and red heads.  I am a blonde and I love it!

This is a temporary shampoo and it is so subtle that you don't have to be scared by how vivid the color of this product is.  I promise, it doesn't show up in your hair like that.

I use it at least once a week and love it.  The only time that I have noticed my hair taking on a red hue was when I used it every time I shampooed for almost a month.  It is so gradual that I didn't realize my hair had a slight strawberry tint until a girlfriend said something.  Then I went back to using once or twice a week and, my hair has it's usual blonde shade but, with a bit of depth.  If you are a red head or brunette, then this shampoo will add depth and dimension for you as well.

I have ghosts in my yard!

We have a freeze warning issued for tonight.

Plants that handle 120F summers do not like the cold....similar to me!
Does anyone else have to cover their plants when there are freeze warnings?

Smashbox Primer is $36 and the Dupe is $6

Smashbox Primer 1 oz. is $36

Monostat Chafing Relief Soothing Care Powder Gel 1.5 oz is $6

Their ingredients are almost identical (not sure what all those non-essential ingredients are in the Smashbox Primer)

They are virtually identical in the feel and performance.

You do the math.

Our back yard pictures

I was asked for pictures of our pool.  Until we get around to making a video of our backyard, here are some pictures that hopefully capture it: