Dry Shampoo

I remember when I was growing up, there was a popular dry shampoo that came in an aerosol can.  It really was handy to use when there wasn’t time to shampoo hair or to use while traveling.  Now, there is a more natural, non-aerosol brand called klorane dry shampoo which might be handy for moms with young children who can’t find time to wash their hair on a busy day or a day when the kids won’t take a nap.

Dermagist Skin Care Products

Dermagist 12-14-12When asked if I would do a review of my choice of a Dermagist Skin Care product, I decided to choose the Skin Tone Correcting System.  After using the system for about five weeks, I did see a noticeable improvement.  What I noticed first was that I needed less makeup.  I asked my husband if he noticed any difference in my skin,  if it seemed brighter, and if my skin tone was more even.  He said he could definitely tell a difference and my skin looked better and brighter.

I plan to take a picture under bright light and then take another one in a month to see the difference in my skin after using Dermagist for one more month.   My guess is that my skin will look even better.  Look for a follow-up review in the future.


Cute T-shirts

I’ve seen some of the cutest T-shirts recently.  There are places online that sell them such as screen printed shirts in va and other places.  I like the ones that make a statement such as ones for autism, grandchildren or a certain place we like to vacation.  I’ve also seen some cute ones on a couple of kids at school this week.  There are some really creative shirts out there!

Let the Shopping Begin!

Black Friday is here and hundreds of people are out shopping for gifts, whether it be Koolaburra boots, coats, jeans, games, toys, toasters, gifts for those who have everything, etc.  We usually go shopping in the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday, but we didn’t this year and plan to go out in the wee hours of the afternoon.   Online shopping is very appealing to us and is how we plan to do the majority of our shopping this year.  How do you like to shop?

Cooler Weather

Love this cooler weather we’re having.  It reminds me of being in the Rocky Mountains (wish I was there right now).  I just checked the temperature at Estes Park, Colorado, and right now it’s 26 degrees.  Brrr!!!  That means a warm jacket like the kind they have at north face womens and other places would feel good.  Add a cup of some really good hot chocolate and a warm, cozy campfire with family and friends , and that’s my kind of day.

Charm Bracelets

Not meaning to sound hokey, charm bracelets are charming!  A lot of people still wear them and look around for that special charm to add to their bracelet and might even search where to find pandora charms.  Each charm signifies something special or unique in the wearer’s life.

I had a charm bracelet growing up, but it probably got lost while we were moving a long time ago.  It might have still been at my parents house, but then it burned down so there’s no way to know. What I miss most about my charm bracelet is one charm that my daddy got for me while on a business trip.  That charm was so special to me!  But even though the charm is gone, his love will always be with me in my heart!


Teacher’s aides at the school where I teach used to be able to wear nursing scrubs to school.  Some of them might have to change diapers, feed students, etc., and it made sense to wear them.  Scrubs can be found everywhere from online at such places as plus size scrubs for women and even at grocery stores.  I’ve seen them a lot of different places.  The great thing about scrubs is that they are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a large variety of prints.


It’s almost time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping.  Not only will parents be shopping for school clothes for their school-age children, but teachers will be looking for professional clothing to wear to school as well.  There should be a lot of good sales going on for clothing and shoes, and there might be a jewelry deal of the day to accessorize new outfits.  I imagine there will be a lot of people shopping the sales for whatever their clothing need might be.

Gold Jewelry

I’ve been hearing on the radio about this place that will buy gold jewelry, even broken jewelry such as earrings, for the gold content.   If someone had a 10k gold chain that they wore a lot or even just occasionally, they wouldn’t be interested in a place like this.  But for someone who had broken earrings or maybe lost one earring in a pair, they might want to make some extra money by selling jewelry they never wear anymore.  Plus, it would be a good way to clean out their jewelry box.

Creams and Moisturizers

Sometimes my skin gets so dry from the summer heat, especially my feet when I wear flip flops a lot .  Maybe I need something like seaweed cream to really moisturize my skin with some nourishing ingredients.  I look for things like Shea Butter and Aloe Vera in lotions and moisturizers a lot of times when I’m buying something to combat dry skin.  Anything that will help battle the effects of this Texas heat!

Spring Break

It’s so nice that Spring Break is finally here.  I’ve been getting caught up on a few things that I don’t have much time to do during the school year plus getting in some extra rest, which is something else that isn’t always possible some weeks during school.  I don’t have any shopping scheduled for this week since I don’t need any clothes, shoes, or carhartt jeans, etc.  One really nice thing is that our son is home from college for a week.  That makes Spring Break fun!

Creative Jewelry Maker

There are a lot of people making jewelry these days.  A dear friend of mine makes beautiful jewelry using beads and has had quite an extensive selection of beads to choose from.  I’m not sure what she has now, whether she has any clear glass tiles or any other type of beads, etc., but I do know that I am enjoying wearing the pieces of jewelry in my collection that were made by her.  She’s very creative in her jewelry making and in any artistic project she undertakes.  In fact, she used to be an elementary art teacher so you can imagine how creative she must be.