review: origins mega-bright skin illuminating moisturizer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

this is my favorite moisturizer of all times. it is super light and has a nice fragrance. it makes my skin look super healthy. it's great for oily/combination skin like mine. it is a bit on the pricey side, but if you go into the store this weekend, you can get $10 off a $25 purchase.


his first laugh

9.26.2014. it was a friday. i was in the kitchen with my mother in law and sister in law. bd, my father in law & mw was in the family room. we were just sitting & talking. all of a sudden, i heard it. my little man laughed. and not just once, but several times. and out of all of us, who could have my little man laugh? grandpa, of course!
ever since they've left, my little man has been all smiles & laughs. he is so good to us & i love him so very much!

back in the days

Monday, October 6, 2014

my in-laws & sil came down to visit us for a week. we so miss them already! we tried to fit in as much stuff as we could and were able to do some things that we have never done before.
on one of the days, we went down to decatur and visited the dekalb history center. i used to have a client right down the road from decatur square so i was familiar with the restaurants, but didn't know that there was a history center right on the square. bd thought there was free parking. unfortunately, there wasn't but parking was cheap and right there on the square so we parked and visited the history center.

i love quotes so had to take a picture of this. 

look at those awesome pillars!

cool sewing machine. i can't quite remember what that big thing is though.


 it was fun reading about appliances from back then and how they came about. the ads are very interesting and run to read.

i've always wondered why in the world anyone thought colored tiles, sinks & toilets were cool. there is a reason apparently.
 my parents have wood paneling in their house so i won't hate on those wood panels :) i actually quite like this living room. simple & clean.
there were so many wonderful pictures. i love the styles back in the day. and the hair, seriously, the hair! i love it!

we went to callanwolde fine arts center hoping to get a tour. bd found a website saying that the tours were free without a guide. however, once we got there, the lady at the front wasn't very nice and there was no free tour. we were very sad but we did walk around the property. it is gorgeous.
happy monday!

when a movie leaves you wanting more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

and you're just like...

but seriously! while my in-laws & sil were here, we watched the signal. the build up of the movie was incredible. there were a lot of vague things that left you really wanting more and wanting to find out what happens next. but then, bam! you get to the end, and you are left just hanging. it wasn't just a little more that you wanted, it was a lot more, a whole lot more. we all sat staring blankly at the screen, just feeling so empty. there were so many questions unanswered. so much hope that was just completely squashed!
i am a believer in happy endings. i don't care if the ending seems impossible, like the movie source code. i just want the ending to be a happy ending. i watch movies to give me hope, to bring lightness, to make me happy. i don't like them for making me feel like there is no hope.
and the signal made me feel completely like there is absolutely no hope sometimes. how sad is that? there is always hope!!!
anyways, i need a really good movie suggestion! one that won't leave me speechless, stunned and hopeless!

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