Pursuit of Happiness

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lilies in Moonlight Book Review

I loved this book! It had really neat characters in the story. My favorite character was the heroine, Lily Margolis. She is my favorite because in some ways, she is like me. In the beginning of the book, she sells cosmetics called Dalliance Cosmetics and I sell Mary Kay! She hasn’t been the perfect Christian and I definitely haven’t been a picture perfect Christian either! I can relate to Lily’s whole “love” situation in the story, not knowing if the man you love loves you back. She had “a thing” for Cullen Burnside the whole book, and he for her, but he wouldn’t show it. I would recommend this book to anyone! Lilies in Moonlight is a good, uplifting Christian romance.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

You can purchase this book from Mulnomah Publishing
Written by Allison K. Pittman
  • Price: 14.99
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Other Formats: eBook
  • ISBN: 9781601421388
  • Categories: Fiction - Historical

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone! So to start out our Easter my husband and I went to the Java Junction in town and got a Speckled Egg blended and Snicker Bar blended coffee! Then we went to our Church and had a good time fellowshiping with fellow Christians and listening to the sermons. After that we ate lunch at Michael's parents house and had smoked ham, mashed potatoes, and gravy! It was sooo good!! Thanks Lisa!! After lunch Michael, his father (Michael Sr.), and I hid Easter eggs for Michael's sisters to find. It was really fun! Michael had to work at 3 so we had to come home and get him off to work. We had a wonderful first Easter together! I can't wait for the many more to come! How was everyone else's Easter?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Winners of the Mary Kay Sample Perfume!!

First off I want to say thanks to those who entered my contest! Keep watching my blog for more giveaways!! Ok so now the names of those who won... drum roll please... Marie from Our Best Daze and Beverly from The Cow Queen. Congratulations Marie and Beverly you both will be recieving a sample of "Thinking of You" Mary Kay perfume. It is the newest perfume Mary Kay has come up with.

"The message in this bottle is all about relationships and celebrating them with a gift that turns a moment into a memory. This feel-good fruity floriental fragrance also features a keepsake heart charm that can be removed and unique packaging that allows you to handwrite a note inside."

Interesting fact: After applying a fragance, resist the urge to rub your wrists together since the friction created can sometimes alter the sent! Instead apply a light mist and wait for it to dry.

Resources: MaryKay.com/smcclanahan

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scrapbookin' Time!!

So one of my favorite things to do it scrapbook! Lisa McClanahan (my mother-in-law) gave me a Cricut for Christmas and every since then I have been scrapbooking!! I am working on my 2nd and 3rd scrapbooks. My first one was a 8x8 wedding scrapbooking I made for my sister. My second and third scrapbooks are our wedding and an Army book. I will attached some pictures of my favorite pages I have done. Using a Cricut is the funnest way to scrapbook. It can cut out anything! I only have three Cricut fonts (Four-Legged Friends, Cursive 101, and George & Basic Shapes), but Lisa has almost all of the fonts :). So if I want to cut out something I just text Lisa and ask if I could borrow one of hers! I don't know what I'm going to do when we move, I won't be able to borrow any fonts!! Anyways, I just wanted to share some pages I have made!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Question Friday!!

1. What is your favorite sign of spring?
I have two favorites! I can't decide which is better so I'm going to list both! One of my favorite sign of spring is WARM WEATHER!! I love being able to wake up and not worry about bundling up to stay warm! My next favorite sign is the blooming flowers! I love flowers and just to see them start popping up makes me so happy!

2. What was your best birthday ever?
My best birthday was my 19th. It was my first birthday with my husband so that make it extra special!

3. What is your favorite dessert?
Well I would have to say cake without icing. My favorite flavor of cake is any kind of choclate or yellow.

4. What is the best excuse you've ever used to get out of a ticket?
Well I haven't got a ticket, but if I did I wouldn't use an excuse to get out of something I deserved.

5. Do you wake up before your alarm, with your alarm, or after hitting snooze several times?
I am not a morning person so I usually don't have an alarm set!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Blog has been removed" message

Sorry for all the confusion! I tried to change my blogspot address but I guess I didn't realize you guys wouldn't be able to get to it after I did that. So I just changed it back. Hopefully all you guys can get to my blog now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mary Kay's Miracle Set

As you know, I am a Mary Kay beauty consultant. I am going to say a few things about our "Timewise Miracle Set" and then have a giveaway! All Mary Kay that have Timewise in the name are all anti-aging. There are two formulas for the Miracle Set: Normal/Dry and Combination/Oily. There are four products in your Miracle Set; a cleanser, moisturizer, day solution, and night solution. Using the Miracle set will make your skin look younger and we all want that!!
  • The cleanser has gentle cleansing beads and removes dead skin cells through exfoliation. A patented complex in your cleanser reduces fine lines and wrinkles by accelerating the skin’s natural renewal process.
  • The moisturizer also has a patented complex that reduces fine lines and wrinkles by accelerating the skin’s natural renewal process. The blend in your moisturizer keeps your skin moist. This product is also non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores. Some people with acne say that their skin is too oily and that they don't need to moisturize, but the reason their skin produces so much oil is from the lack of moisture so the skin overproduces oil, causing acne.
  • The main thing that ages our skin is the sun. Even if you don't sunbathe or tan, just the little bit of sun you get from walking from your car to your house, ages our skin. Therefore, the day solution has an SPF of 25. Nourishing botanicals in the day solution help energize the skin’s cells, while UVA and UVB sunscreens help protect the skin from sun damage.
  • The night solution you, of course, use at night! An anti-aging peptide the solution stimulates collagen to smooth and firm the skin. Because the night solution tightens and firms your skin, you put it on at night so that your skin doesn’t tight during the day.
To get your "Miracle" of youthful looking skin, you would use these products morning and night. In the morning you would use your cleanser, day solution, and moisturizer. At night you would use your cleanser, night solution, and moisturizer.

Now that we have covered how the miracle set works we will have a drawing! To enter you will need to answer a few questions about the Miracle Set and follow my blog!
  1. How many products are in the Miracle Set?
  2. How many times a day do use your Miracle Set?
  3. What are the two formulas for the Miracle Set?
  4. What will the Miracle Set do to your skin?
  5. Follow me on my blog!
The prize will be 3 samples of some Mary Kay perfumes for 2 people!! Good luck to all!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Blog!

So this is my first blog! I will tell you a little about myself. I have been married for almost a year and I absolutely love my man, Michael! We don't have any children yet unfortunately :)! I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay and I love seeing people get excited about the products they try! I also give piano lessons and currently have 9 students! Other than my Mary Kay business and piano lessons, I do not work outside our home. Michael works at the airport here in town as a line man refueling airplanes and such stuff. He joined the Army and will be going to basic July 5th. I am excited for him, but at the same time sad that he will be gone allot of the time. He will be an EOD (explosive ordnance disposal (bomb squad)) guy after he is finished with all his training. So that's pretty much sums up my life in a paragraph! I will try to be efficient on doing a blog at least once a week LOL!