Monday, January 21, 2013

I Heart B Rock

It's pretty common knowledge to most people that know me that I have a slight celeb crush on our Commander in Chief. I mean come on, a picture is worth a thousand words....


So, it should be no surprise that I'm over the moon excited that today was Inauguration Day. President Obama took the oath today to hold his second term as the President of the United States as he laid his hand upon the bibles of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Abraham Lincoln.

As much as I heart B Rock (yes, I do have a nickname for the President), I'm pretty smitten with his whole family. The Obama family is the quintessential American family. Michelle & Barack are the couple I want to invite over for dinner while the kids play together in the back yard.





May God bless the entire Obama family as they begin their next four year journey in the White House.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My First Giveaway Winner!


The winner for my first book giveaway is Lindsay @ From Nanny To Family! Congratulations, Lindsay! I will be contacting you soon to get your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who entered & I look forward to doing lots of fun giveaways in the future!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Vacation? No, I'll Just Take A Shower

My name is Theresa & I have an addiction to bath & body products. Don't judge me. For as long as I can remember, I can't get enough of shower gels, lotions, bodywashes, bubble baths, etc. I love them all! I'm not sure if it's the ridiculous heat wave we're having here in Virginia or just a coincidence, but every time I step in my shower it feels like I'm in some tropical locale minus the cabana boy because of the products I'm currently using. Let's take a peek....

I had heard so many great things about Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, but didn't try it until a few months ago. Ummm......why did I wait so long? This stuff is amazing & smells deelish! I use this 2 -3 times a week and it leaves my thick hair soft, tangle free, & smelling like coconuts. Love.



I love the smell of bananas. So naturally I'm obsessed with this Banana Shampoo & Conditioner from The Body Shop. Apparently, this was discontinued at one time and TBS brought it back. I'm thinking I may need to stock up on this in case they ever decide to discontinue it again. This will definitely be a summer staple for me from now on.

I totally stumbled across this bodywash one day while in CVS. The name of the body wash is Escape & it's actually CVS' store brand. I never buy store brand body washes, but this one reminds me of a day at the beach. It smells so good that I actually bought 3 at one time without ever having used it before because I knew it was going to be that good and it is! This line of CVS body washes also has quite a few different scents that smelled good, but this is the one that really caught my attention. If you can find this in your area, definitely give it a try because at $2-$3 a bottle this can't be beat.

So tell me, what bath & body products do I need to rush out and buy?? What are you loving right now?

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for Giuliana & Bill Rancic's book, " I Do, Now What?" It closes on Monday, July 9th! Remember, you must be a follower via GFC & tell me what I need to add to my summer reading list! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Do, Now What?: Book Review & Giveaway!

So, remember five months ago when I said I was going to review "I Do, Now What?" by Giuliana & Bill Rancic? It's okay, I barely remember it either. I guess that's what happens when you are a blog slacker go on a spontaneous blogging hiatus. :) Either way, I'm finished reading this book and am ready to review it & pass it on to one of my awesome readers as promised!

As Giuliana would say, this book was amazeballs! I will be getting married in December of this year so I decided to move this book up in my TBR pile because I was curious what one of my fave celebrity couples had to say about love, marriage, & what their opinions were about the makings of a successful relationship. I've always loved Giuliana & Bill as a couple because they seem genuinely down to earth and this book made me believe that even more . They are the couple I would love to have as neighbors. The format of this book was basically Bill & Giuliana bantering playfully back and forth on subjects such as money, jealousy & sex. I laughed out loud a lot while reading this! They shared lots of stories about their relationship, some of which weren't that flattering (don't we all have those) - but hey, as a reader I appreciated the realness. This book showed that even though they may be rich & famous, they still deal with the same day to day issues that every couple faces. Giuliana & Bill have also had some especially difficult hurdles in their marriage such as Giuliana's battle with cancer & their struggle with infertility (YAY! for their soon to be born son).  I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is soon to be marrried, those who have been married for awhile, or someone who just loves G & B's show and wants to see them from another perspective.


So what do you need to do for me to pass my hardcover copy of this book on to you? You must be a follower of my blog through GFC & leave me a comment saying you want to be entered to win along with what book(s) you think needs to be added to my summer reading list. I heart book recommendations! This giveaway will close on Monday, July 9 & I will announce the winner on July 10. I said in a previous post that the first person who follows me via GFC & is first to leave a comment will win, but I'm actually going to use random number generator instead.  Also, please note that this book comes from a smoke free, but pet friendly home. My Dachshunds aren't big readers, but just wanted to let anyone know who may deal with pet allergies. :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My First Birchbox!!!

I'm obviously late to this party, but I wanted to post about my very first Birchbox before February was over. Birchbox is a monthly beauty box subscription that sends you four to five deluxe samples every month for $10 based on a beauty profile that you complete on their website. You don't know what you will be receiving, so it's kind of like Christmas every month. :) Here is what I received in my February box...

A welcome card explaining Birchbox

I'm a sucker for great packaging & loved how it felt like I was unwrapping a gift!

 The loot!

The two things that I have tried so far I really, really liked. I had been wanting to try the Viva La Juicy perfume, but never did and I love it! Birchbox describes this scent as,  "Top notes of wild berries and sweet mandarin flirt with lady-like middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia. Warm base notes of caramel, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline hover beneath it all." I'm thinking this could be my signature Spring/Summer scent. Jose loved this perfume so much on me that he requested I wear it - love that!

The other thing I tried was the Jouer Moisturizing Lipgloss in Birchbox Pink. I love. love. love. lipglosses, but when I opened the box my heart kind of sank because this color looked soooo bright. But when I put it on, it was perfect. It gave my lips a sheer wash of pink, but I definitely could have built up the color if I was going for a more intense look.

Things in my box that I received but haven't tried are a pack of stick on eyeliners, a sample of Colorscience foundation, & Showstoppers fashion tape in nude & black.  I thought the adhesive eyeliner was a little weird, but this would be something I would try for a fun night out, but I couldn't really see myself repurchasing. I haven't gotten around to trying the foundation, not sure if it's really even a match for me or not. The fashion tape could come in handy, but obviously I would need to be wearing something that I would need to use it with. My first thought was something a la J Lo at the Oscars, but the Birchbox website recommended using it for bra straps that may slip which is a good use I hadn't thought about before.  

All in all, I thought my Birchbox was pretty good for a first time. Granted, I have only used two things, but they were two things I could see myself purchasing in the future. I hope they keep getting better, next time I would love to see some more things along the lines of bath and body(lotion, etc.)

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What was your fave thing in your February box?

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!

I'm linking up with Michelle today at The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday! Faith is a huge part of my life and I make no apologies for it. I thank God every day for the many blessings He has given me. Here are a few pins from my "spiritual" board....

Monday, February 27, 2012

And The Oscar for Best Dressed Goes To.....

Last night was the first time I have ever watched the Academy Awards from beginning to end. I'm one of those people who likes movies, but for some reason just never gets around to watching too many. Case in point, I haven't even seen Bridesmaids yet - but I can't wait because it looks hilarious! As much as I liked adding to my list of "must watch" movies, I liked watching what some of Hollywood's hottest wore even more. Here are some of my faves in no particular order...


Yes, Angelina's leg stole the show.


I loved how the red worked with her skin tone & hair, but I loved the bow even more!

I thought Navy was a great choice here & I learned what a peplum is, which I loved!

Despite her wardrobe malfunction, I thought Ms. Lopez looked amazing.

Simple, elegant, & classy!

Also, I'd like to thank the Academy for my own Oscar.....sorry, couldn't resist...

He couldn't be bothered to make sure both of his ears were right side out.