Coastal Scents - 2 Palettes and Brushes for $24.95!

Coastal Scents has 2 great palettes on sale for $24.95 (plus some brushes!)  I have both the blush palette (which I rarely travel without) and the Revealed Eye Shadow palette and love them both (the revealed is a dupe for alot of the Naked shadows).  Definitely a great value.

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One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men...

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer

when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel

and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give..


The Items We Buy At Trader Joe's

We have very busy lives and love the convenience of Trader Joe's.  Here are some of the items we buy at Trader Joe's.  Please comment below to let me know what items you buy at Trader Joe's so I can add them to our shopping list!

These prepared Chicken Salads are fabulous and make great sandwiches for lunch:

We mix a can of the these chiles with the Trader Joe's Macaroni and Cheese, sprinkle some bread  crumbs on top and bake and voila!  Instant restaurant quality macaroni and cheese side dish.  YUM!

These dinners are convenient as we simply microwave them, add a vegetable and, in less than 10 minutes we have a gourmet dinner.


Another great easy meal is to bake the mandarin orange chicken, mix with the sauce that it comes with, microwave the vegetable fried rice and serve!  If you want, add a side of broccoli.  Easy and as delicious as any Chinese restaurant.

This pot roast is incredible and we get four servings out of it.  
We add carrots and some of these instant mashed potatoes and have a fabulous dinner 

This Chimichurri Rice is Perevian Style.  It is very moist with a nice amount of spice/flavor.  Reminiscent of Indian flavors.  Very delicious and makes an excellent side dish as it stands on its own.

Mark loves these breaded chicken fingers.  He just opens a can of corn and within a couple of minutes has dinner

Chile Verde Burritos are very flavorful.  A couple of minutes in the microwave and there is a great dinner

We serve both these meatballs and the lemongrass chicken stix as appetizers when we have company over.  Quick, easy and tasty.

Another casual appetizer that is fantastic is the chicken taquitos servved with Trader Joe's Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

This lasagna rivals anything we have had at a restaurant.  Pair it with a salad and some garlic bread and you have a 5 star meal!

On the bbq, we put a heavy skillet or a wok with a bit of oil and stir fry these potstickers.  I serve them with a dipping sauce of soy sauce, chinese mustard and red chili paste for some zing.  They make a fabulous meal with some rice and broccoli 

 For tasty snacks, we love the Australian licorice.  For something sweet, we love their English Toffee and the Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels which are similar to the delicious See's Chocolate covered caramels.

Some of their amazing desserts are the Karat Cake, their assorted Cheesecakes and their Chocolate Ganache Torte

I recently got some gorgeous NYX cream blushes and Milani Baked blushes from   Disclaimer:  Go to their site at your own risk!

The cream blushes are not as scary vibrant as they appear in the containers or the swatches.  They blend out very easily and actually have a soft sheer glow to them and are very workable.  So far, the only negative is, they don't appear to have very good staying power but, I am still experimenting with them.  

The Milani blushes are absolutely heaven.  Gorgeous!  I am so happy with all of them.  Then go on beautifully and last extremely well.

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3.  Put yourself out there.  Do not let fear stop you.
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