Ooo Lala French Gel Nails

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As of 02/2014: Every since I had my first french manicure I’ve always loved them.  Thinking back, I’ve had manicures, acrylic nails, gel nails,  and now shellac or gel polish.  I don’t always go for french just because it costs more .  I just purchased the Sensationail french tip addition to my Sensationail at home kit.  It was on sale this past week at CVS buy 1 get one 50%.   I’m so happy I did. Before I purchase the gel polish, I did some research and read that a…read more


Holly’s Challah Bread – Easier then you can imagine!

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I’ve been making this Bread as a tradition in our family since 2004. Yes! 10 years! I’m feeling old typing that. It was shortly after I got “my” bread machine. This recipe came from my bread machine cookbook and I have adjusted it so it works for me. I’m happy to share this with everyone! This is the best bread! I like to make a large loaf as you can see from the picture above. Ingredients: 2 Eggs, room temperature plus enough Water 80 degrees to equal 1 1/2 cups…read more

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My ELF Order and Mystery Box Spring 2014

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On occasion ELF will have a Mystery box special.  After you put $20 worth in your cart you can qualify for a FREE Mystery box using the coupon code.   My total was $26.95.    I placed my order and the next day they shipped it out via Fedex Smartpost.  It took a couple days.   I was shock at how big the box was! Don’t forget to use Ebates!  You do get a percentage back even from ELF.   Win win! Just the bag of what I purchased was…read more

How we are dealing with Mosquitoes this year!

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent Thanks to a friend last year introduced me to this awesome recipe for a Homemade Mosquito Repellent.   I can spray this on my clothes or on my skin and I won’t be bit.    It is amazing stuff.  Materials: 15 drops lavender oil 3 Tbsp of vanilla extract 10 drops of citronella oil or lemon-eucalyptus oil 1/4 Cup lemon juice Spray bottle Directions: Combine above ingredients in spray bottle. Fill remainder of bottle with water, water/vodka or water/witch hazel mixture. I used water and vodka and it worked great….read more