Sep 19, 2014


  • As you know, I messed my back up a couple of weeks ago.  It has been rather annoying as well as painful especially since I have NO idea what I did.  I mean it is one thing if I hurt myself having fun but to be totally in the dark about why really bugs me.  Anyways, I won a Wahl Hot-Cold Massage with a Vibrating Therapeutic Gel Pack from My Fab Fit Forties and was notified about it on Tuesday the 9th.  I didn't reply back until Wednesday the 10th and my massager arrived on my door step on Saturday the 13th.  I am utterly shocked at the speed of this sponsor and to thank both Gigi and her sponsor.  My back is loving you both.

  • I wanted to show everyone the goodies that I got from Sharyl of Metapolies.  And she just opened up a new shop so be sure to go check out her wares.  The big picture is of all the goodness she sent me including a tote bag I had won and the next picture is a couple focal that she made and sent to me.
  • Still working the process of purchasing our house.  A lot of hurdles but they sure make me appreciate this place all the more.
  • I  have never been a patient person but working with our little foster is definitely teaching me to be one.  And to celebrate each and every step forward.  When he jumped up on the bed to get pets before I got up, I felt like I should hire the Goodyear blimp to announce that he actually let a human touch him willingly.
  • I have had Pinterest for quite a while but didn't pay a lot of attention to it. Once I got my iPhone however, I find that I enjoy looking for new pins to add in the evenings before I go to sleep.  Apparently people appreciate this hobby of mine as I have over 9,000 followers.  When I break the barrier of 10,000 followers, I will be holding a contest here on my blog for a pair of earrings.  To win, you will have to follow both my blog & my Pinterest account so if you aren't following me already, just click on my little PI button to join in.  I pin a lot of jewelry tutorials as well as inspirations and other occasional recipe that sounds really good.
Sep 18, 2014

Festival Lights Blog Hop

I have to admit that this challenge had me totally stumped.  I set out the beads that I got and played with them.  And then, I played some more.  You see I had one thing planned when I saw this kit and then I didn't get exactly what was shown.

I think what really threw me off was the fact that I had semi-designed a piece based on what I thought that I was getting so when it changed I was thrown off track.  What finally got me heading the right direction was the clasp.  I was putting some goodies away and ran across the elephant clasp.  All a sudden I was picturing a circus big top and it all came together from there.

The three focal beads and the orange crystals are from the kit.  The rest are goodies that I had picked up from other places.  I didn't end up using the mystery component so that will be making an appearance at a later time.  This bracelet is for sale at Shaiha Designs.

Now go explore what everyone else has come up with.

Carolyn Lawson
Andrew Thornton, Alison Herrington, Laurel Ross,
Crystal Lombardo Farrell and Ann MerglCheryl Lee Tucker, Naama Eisenstein
Sep 15, 2014

Review: eSalon Follow up

Now I promised everyone a follow up on my hair color from eSalon.  Now when I got my color from eSalon, I also picked up a couple of things to help maintain my color because let's face it, red is a great color but it fades quickly.  So to prevent that from happening, enter the Tinted Love.

The Tinted Love is really easy to use.  It says to use it once or twice a week to maintain color.  Since I only wash my hair about three times a week on an average, I have been using it once.  Really easy to use.  I just wash my hair using my regular shampoo, then I apply the Tinted Love which suds up nicely.  I leave it on for two to three minutes then rinse it out.  I follow up with my normal conditioner.

I have also been using Perfect Ending as a leave-in conditioner.  It is much lighter then the conditioner that I have been using and has such a silky feel to it.  It doesn't weigh down my curls at all and the best part is that it protects my color.

Am I happy with the color and the products?  You bet!  My color hasn't faded at all in the weeks since I have colored it.  This is the first time I have ever had that happen even with the $70 salon colors.  And I have just been using my normal shampoo and conditioner which isn't a special one for colored hair.  I plan on signing up for a subscription for eSalon because they have definitely won my heart and hair.

***I recieved the products for free from eSalon as part of a campaign with BzzAgent.  My opinions however are my own.