Sunday Chat: You have at least 3 options

Coastal Scents Hot Pots

If you aren’t familiar with Coastal Scents Hot Pots….you should be.  These eyeshadows are wonderful and, for .99 you will not find a better value.  I have a Z Palette full of these and will be ordering a few more to fill up another Z Palette.  I have no affiliation with Coastal Scents although for the # of their products that I own, I do think they should give me a share of their company lol.  I really do enjoy them so just had to share this sale with you.

Mary Kaye Discount Code

I got a bunch of fabulous samples sent to me by Deborah Wilson.  Unfortunately, I have so many products I am using up and in my B.U.S. that I haven't had a chance to use these samples yet.  

I am sure that a lot of you are already familiar with Mary Kaye so I wanted to share Deborah's information and fabulous discount that she is offering to my subscribers:

Promo Code: Elle
10% off colors, all products
15% off skincare – completely kits

She says that if you register on her Mary Kaye website and then email her the promocode through her website for the discount.  This is only through October 31st so I wanted to share it with all of you now.  I hope that you enjoy!

Sunday Chat: Shoulds and Have Tos

I believe that the more you turn your 'shoulds' and 'have tos' into 'want tos' or eliminate them from your life, the more free and happy you will be.

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

We encounter the experiences we need in our lives. It's sometimes hard to believe that when we're grappling with disappointment, anger, or loss. Yet everything that comes our way is material for our growth.

September Ipsy Bag

This month’s Ipsy Bag theme is 'Street Style' and featured some of our fellow YTer's

Everything came in this hip silver faux leather bag that is a nice size

I got this Briogeo 'Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask' that I am very excited to try. I will put this in my suitcase for traveling next weekend.

I got this NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow in Arrogance.  I love my other NYX Hot Singles but have enough other shadows in purple so think I will regift this.

Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil I have more than enough eye pencils but, I like this color and that it is waterproof so, I am keeping this.

Crown Brush Shadow Crease Duet Brush I love the Crown Brushes that I won and absolutely love that this is dual ended.  Perfect for travel.

Hikari Lipstick in Cabernet tThis is the perfect shade for fall - a rich ruby berry color.

Again, I am very happy with what I got and thought it was more than worth the $10.  To like 4 out of the 5 items (and the 5th is only because of I have enough purple shadows otherwise the NYX shadow is great).  It is always fun to try new products and this definitely gets me doing that :-)

They do have some discount codes so if anyone wants me post those, let me know.


Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."

--John Greenleaf Whittier

Knitting - Lace & Mohair Scarf

I got this pattern from Purl Avenue.  I only cast on 161 stitches as I wanted to make it smaller.  So far, I am very pleased with how it looks and it is a very easy, repetitive pattern.

US 4 (3.5mm) 24″ circular needles
1 skein of Patons Lace yarn (5 ply/sport/fine)-approximately 85g/498 yards/455m
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
26 sts and 32 rows=4″ in stockinette
Cast on 225 sts. Place stitch marker and begin knitting in the round. Do not count stitches on Rows 1 and 2.
Rnd 1: K1, *yo, K3, yo, K1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, *K3, sl1, K2tog, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Repeat Rounds 1-4 until approximately 9.5″ (24 cm) or desired width.
Bind off and weave in loose ends and ta-da! Now you have a new scarf!