Help Me Choose New Specs

April 30, 2012 in Primp - 8 Comments
Ever since discovering that I can buy glasses online for hundreds of dollars less than at the eye doc, I've been treating them as accessories. I can finally afford to swap them as often as my moods change. I am currently browsing GlassesUSA.com for a new pair of glasses and I am torn between a… Read More »

Bacon & Biscoff Topped Donut Muffins

April 20, 2012 in Food & Recipes - 16 Comments
I was watching House Hunters a few days ago, and the couple buying the home stopped at a coffee shop and indulged in what appeared to be donuts topped with bacon! Immediately, my taste buds went into a watering frenzy and I had to have me some donuts topped with bacon. I decided to head… Read More »

Simple: The Moisturizer & Facial Wipes

April 13, 2012 in Primp - No Comments
The Simple Skincare commercials have been enticing me with statements like "perfect for sensitive skin" and "no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh irritants". I have super, super sensitive skin. One day, it can be glowing ever so illustriously... the next... it could be covered in hives or another weird rash. My skin hasn't been the… Read More »

His Corner Of The Garden

March 26, 2012 in Gardening - 4 Comments
Since the weather's been so lovely (lovelier than usual for Chicagoland), we've gotten a head start on gardening. Last year, Jayden was so interested in helping in the garden, but since it was our first container garden, I didn't want him to break it. Blame the OCD (we worked hard that garden). Now that we… Read More »

My Lucky Toes

March 12, 2012 in Primp - No Comments
I've been sneaking off into the cosmetics aisles lately, and during a recent trip to Walmart, I discovered some nail art pens by Sally Hansen. Since it is March, I decided to grab a green pen for a fun St. Patty's Day nail design. I had visions of painting clovers on my thumbs, but I… Read More »

Oral Care Challenge: Brush. Floss. Rinse.

February 22, 2012 in Kids, Thrive - 4 Comments
A few months ago, I let you all in on one of my most deepest and darkest fears. And while some people have cute fears like spiders, I'm scared of losing my teeth. Terrified. Right up there next to public speaking terrified. So as terrified as I am of losing my teeth, you'd think that… Read More »


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