Adoption Update.

Periodically people ask about how our adoption is going.  Yep, we’re still at it!  We still submit profiles of children to our social worker every couple of weeks and she submits our home study to their social worker.  But we haven’t been matched yet.  This is really frustrating for us.  We feel like we are a perfect match for these kids but who knows what’s keeping us from being matched.  One thing that breaks my heart is that when I’m browsing the profiles and find one that says they prefer to have a home with a single mother.  What has happened to that poor child that they DON’T want a father??  We can only imagine.

We’re still having quarterly visits with our social worker.  And we’re keeping our home study current.  In fact, we have CPR coming up again soon.  So please keep us in your prayers.  We’re still chugging along, hoping and praying that someday soon we will finally complete our little family.

October Ipsy Glam Bag!

My October Ipsy Glam Bag has arrived!

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This is a great bag!  Here’s what I got:

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths.  I’m really excited about these because they are great for travel!

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Jesse’s Girl Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadow in Plum Frost. LOVE this shade!

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Kiss i-Envy False Lashes.  I’m a little creeped out by the human hair aspect of these but I’ll give them a try!  I love wearing lashes so I’m excited about these!

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Figs & Rouge Nourishing & Soothing Hand Cream in Rose Berry.  Made in the UK so instantly fun!

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City Color Be Matte Lip Stick in Cappuccino.  Gorgeous shade.  I like really shiny lips so I’ll give this to my sister. IMG_5884

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September Ipsy Glam Bag

My September Ipsy Glam Bag is here!  Here’s what I got:

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*Pacifica Waterproof Eye Liner in Brown  IMG_5776

*Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet BrushIMG_5777

*Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser by Nourish Organic

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*Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair MaskIMG_5773

*Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss

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Everything came in a super cute silver, studded bag!

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Books Read in 2014

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

4. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty  81+ICMn8DkL._SL1500_

6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

7. Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda Manus

8. Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson

Currently reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  Numbers 2, 4, 5, 7, & 8 are all book club picks.  Lately I’ve found I’ve had a hard time finding time to read beyond my book club obligations.  Hopefully I’ll find more time this Fall and Winter so I can have a decent showing on my books read in 2014 list!

Mystery Glam Bag!

I traded in my Ipsy points for a Mystery Glam Bag!  I was so excited to see what I’d get!

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Here’s what I received:

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Starlooks eyeliner in Amethyst.  This is so pretty.  I have one already and it’s nice to have a backup.  It’s a sparkly light lavender.

IMG_5720Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter.  OMG! This lotion smells amazing!  And it’s the perfect size for travel!

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Pop Beauty eye shadow trio in browns.  Nice! and good colors!

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Klorane smoothing and relaxing under eye patches.  I haven’t tried these yet.  Waiting for an eye baggy day!

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Coastal Scents eye shadow brush.  I already have one of these and love it so I was psyched to get another!

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August Ipsy Glam Bag

My Glam Bag for August arrived today! IMG_5699

Here’s what I got:

–Coastal Scents Forever Blush. IMG_5701

–Lord & Berry Black Silk Mini Kajal kohl liner.  They weren’t kidding about the “mini” part! This is the tiniest little nub of an eyeliner!  But it’s a perfect size for your purse. IMG_5703

–Dr. Brant Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer.  I’m excited about this!IMG_5702

–Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.  I’m excited about this too.  I love trying new mascaras! IMG_5704

–Absolute New York You’re The Balm Grape Lip Balm.  I’m normally not a big fan of lip balm you have to put on with your finger but I LOVE the way this smells.  Just like grape soda! IMG_5700

Of course everything came in a super cute little bag!

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July Ipsy Glam Bag!

My July Ipsy Glam Bag came today!  Super cute bag filled with all new to me products!

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The breakdown:

  • Pur-lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen.  Perfect for travel and it’s supposedly good for sensitive skin.  Yay!IMG_5593
  • Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow.  The color is a dark taupeish color.  It doesn’t say which shade it is on the teeny tiny bottle.  A little dark for me for Summer but I’ll use it for sure in the Fall. IMG_5597
  • Clear Clinic Vanished Clear Spot Treatment.  It’s a tiny bottle of pimple treatment. Good for travel when my skin almost always acts up!IMG_5596
  • Tints & Sass Fabulous Lip & Cheek Stain by Elizabeth Mott in Cherry.  I’m a wee bit afraid of this as I have such fair skin. I don’t want to look like Raggedy Ann with big red cheeks.  But I’ll try it! IMG_5594
  • Models Own nail polish in Red Sea. It’s a reddish orangeish coral with holographic glitter floating around in there!  Can’t wait to try it! IMG_5595

Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1mlq