Thankful Thursday

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  • J is coming home TODAY!
  • Celebrating with friends and family this weekend.
  • A mini-vacation with my mom and Jen’s.
  • Plants that are blooming. {Rose Bush is my favorite currently}
  • Connecting with new blogs that I have learned so much from.

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Thankful Thursday

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  • Fresh Seafood.
  • Parker’s Market Sweet Tea.
  • J is coming in ONE week.
  • Meeting new blog ‘friends’ and sharing this blog-life with them.
  • Neighbor’s who bring back treats from trips they go on to share with me.
What are YOU thankful for?

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Thankful Thursday

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  • Being able to have my very own garden.
  • Grilling on my new grill.
  • Jen allowing me to dress her any way I want.
  • Finding new delicious treats at SAM’s. {My favorite place.}
  • J’s excitement for coming home in 2 weeks!

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Birchbox : April

After my March Birchbox, I felt so spoiled. I loved all of my samples and was very pleased with the results.
So, my hopes were set extremely high for my April box. 

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  1.  Beauty Protector : Protect & Detangle  {Great for all hair types, this nourishing elixir perform seven hair-healing functions. Among them : locking in color, adding shine, and instantly detangling. Full-size $21.95} This product is GREAT! My mom received this in a previous box, so I got to try it beforehand, and I completely fell in love with it. After a few squirts, my hair is ready to be brushed out and styled! I would recommend this product–
  2.  Supergoop! : Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream {This next-generation CC cream provides corrective coverage and triple protects against UVA, UVB, and infrared-A rays. Full-size $32.} First off, I was slightly disappointed with the sample size. I tried this product for the first time this morning and it seems like it is a good product, I just don’t know if I will be able to get a good enough ‘review’ based off of the sample size. I hope that it does work, as I do need corrective coverage, but after only 2 uses, will you really be able to tell? Maybe I can get a few more uses to determine!
  3.  LAFACE Laboratories : BEAUX YEUX Beautiful Eyes Concentrate Intensive {A hefty dose of hyaluronic acid amps up moisture levels, while an advanced peptide complex halts wrinkle formation. Full-size $160.} This must be a joke. No, I have not tried the product, but based off of the sample size I have already made my decision. If a product cost $160, I would personally think that you would give a ‘bigger sample’ so prospective buyers could fall in love with the product. Rather than only getting a 1 time use. Also, I wouldn’t spend $160 on this so…for me…this is a no-go.
  4.  Caudalie : Devine Oil {Made with a blend of grape, argan, hibiscus, and sesame oils, this multitasking wonder gives skin, hair, and nails a gorgeous glow. Full-size $9-$49.} I just opened my sample of this an it smells great! So, I am anxious to try this product. I have never been a fan of oils due to the ‘reside-sticky feeling’ it leaves on your skin, yet this doesn’t seem to be that way!
  5. Lifestyle Extra : Hail Merry : Chocolate Macaroons {It tastes too good to be true : These decadent treats are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients. Full-size $5.} I have not tried these, but I am sure they are delicious!

Another addition to the box is a year of Women’s Health subscription for free. This excites me, however I could see that others wouldn’t get excited about this. I’m wondering how this box relates to Fitness, but I suppose that’s my own personal opinion. Overall, this was a good box. Not my favorite, but good.

What did you receive in your box?

{If you got the nail polish, I want to hear your thoughts! I am jealous I didn’t receive it, as it looks very interesting!}

If you want to try Birchbox, you can sign up by clicking here. (FYI that is an affiliate link so if you click and sign up I’ll get 50 points. If you don’t like that idea, just visit the website at www.birchbox.com)

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Thankful Thursday

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  • The beautiful weather.
  • Sweet neighbors that check up on me.
  • Blooms peeping out on all things that bloom in the Spring!
  • Having a DVR, so I don’t miss out on my favorite shows.
  • Finalizing a big trip planned for J and I.

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Garlic’s-On-The-Way

Garlic. Also known as a staple in my house…

Today as I was enjoying the beautiful weather, I decided to check on my garlic and see how it was coming along.

Since I have never grown garlic before, I am ectremely anxious to see how it turns out! Of course, I have grown many other things, I’ve just never taken on the task of garlic.

So, I wanted to share my ‘GARLIC EXCITEMENT’ with you today!

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Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow??

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Thankful Thursday

It's not happy people who are thankful, 
It's thankful people who are happy.
On the gloomy-rainy day, it only seems appropriate to remember what I am thankful for. This week I am thankful for many things, however I have managed to narrow my list down to 5.
So, here you have it…
  • Not only sharing Easter with my family, but also enjoying the delicious food that goes along with every holiday.
  • Enjoying all things homegrown.
  • Going out-of-town for a dear sweet friends wedding.
  • Being able to work out (although I am currently so sore, I am hating myself for going to the gym).
  • Finding a place for myself in the ‘blogOsphere’.

What are you thankful for? I’d love for you to share–

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Awaiting the Arrival of Lemons & Limes

To me–there is nothing like eating something that is ‘homegrown‘.

I’m an avid ‘gardner’ with a precious gardening shed. (I’d have to say so myself.) I choose to believe that I was born with a green thumb, but maybe it has just developed over the years.

Ehhh, Who knows. But, what I do know is I love veggies and herbs that I have grown in my garden.

So, while I was visiting Hilton Head I couldn’t help but stop by a local nursery and check it out. I immediately found lemon and lime trees. Ahhhh. Yes, Ahhhh. What could possibly be better than a homegrown lemon or lime to add to a yummy beverage?

Of course, I had to purchase one of each, so now I’m checking my trees daily to see if anything exciting is happening.  TODAY I found something growing on my lemon tree. Yes, that would be a baby lemon.

{Squealing is appropriate for this occasion.}

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{I’m seeing lemons, many lemons, in the near maybe far future.}
lemon{Proud lemon moment.}

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