Monday, February 18, 2013

Danica Patrick Wins Daytona 500 Pole!

The 2013 NASCAR season has started off on a historic note, with Danica Patrick becoming the first woman to win a Cup pole!  I have to admit as a NASCAR fan, I found the media mania surrounding Patrick as she entered the series to be a bit much.  But, I'm glad Danica is finally getting attention for her abilities on the track and not for who she's dating (the cuteness known as Ricky Stenhouse Jr, if you didn't know!) or her racy Go Daddy ads.  What a great start to the season for Stewart-Haas Racing!

Mary Ellen

Requiescat in Pace (Rest in Peace) - Mindy McCready


I know "Guys Do It All the Time" was a big hit for Mindy McCready. But, this was my favorite MM song.  RIP
Mary Ellen 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Simple Pleasure

Today, I got to indulge in one of my favorite simple pleasures - watching snow fall!  Big, fluffy flakes of snow started falling here much earlier than expected.  I've spent all day looking out the window with wonderment!  I couldn't imagine a more perfect winter's day.  All cozy in the house, with no place to be, yummy delights warm from the oven, just watching the snow fall!   
Mary Ellen

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Favorite Red Lipstick...For Valentine's Day & Everyday!

For a long time, I shied away from red lipstick.  As a dark-skinned woman, I worried red would look  too clownish with my skin tone.  So, I stuck with safe colors - burgundy and corals.  But, I finally found a red that would add to my retro/vintage look and compliment my skin tone!  And, in a most unexpected place - Wal-Mart!

#5016 Eldorado Red 

I was prepared to venture to the mall and spend big bucks finding the perfect red for darker skin. But, while browsing the makeup aisles at Wal-Mart, came across Black Radiance cosmetics. At only $1.72 each, I bought several tubes of lipstick to test out.  I found the red lipstick of my dreams with "Eldorado Red".  It has great coverage - I don't even use liner with this lipstick.  And, you can't beat the price!

Smooches! xoxo

Mary Ellen

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Attention Target Shoppers...Winter Hats On Clearance!

Attention Target shoppers!  The markdown on winter accessories has begun!  On a recent shopping trip to one of our local Target stores, I found some winter items marked down.  I picked up this cute Merona felt cloche hat for just $5.08 :)  The gloves were 50% in our store, but I'm going to wait for those to go 75% off or more.  That's when I typically replenish my supply of gloves, mittens and hats for the kids.  In our house, gloves seem to get lost or lose their mate, so I stock up when they're cheap!

Mary Ellen