Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nosefrida, The Snot Sucker

Yes, I am blogging about a SNOTSUCKER. Let's start off with the basics here, I know it sounds gross but I swear... If you are a mom of a new baby or have a friend who just had a baby. YOU NEED TO BUY NOSEFRIDA for yourself or as a gift. I first heard about it when I saw it at my sister's house... I was afraid to ask what it was. I thought it looked a little... uhhh, what's the word? PERSONAL? Then she told me that she uses it on the baby to get the snot out of the baby's nose and it that it was a MIRACLE. I saw it work as a miracle too. She inserted it in the baby's nose and placed the end of the tube to her lips and sucked. AND THEN THE BABY WAS HAPPY. That is really all you need to know. THE BABY WAS HAPPY. Check it out. You can buy at Whole Foods too. ** there is a filter, snot will not go in your mouth.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

oxo Good Grips CHOPPER

I had an incident with a knife that is making it difficult (physically and mentally) to chop veggies, so I purchased this Chopper. It's great! Granted doing it the old fashion way is still better in my eyes but if you have limited use of a thumb these days and can't bring yourself to pick up a sharp knife... this chopper may be one of your new favorite kitchen gadgets!

It is top rack dishwasher safe and I even found it on sale at Williams Sonoma for cheaper than at Bed Bath and Beyond, go figure! The cost is $15- worth it.

Now it's time to get cooking... CHOP CHOP- get to it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hilfiger Nantucket Beach Towels

We realized we don't have any beach towels in our house. Not that we need them that often since we don't have a beach nearby and we don't have a pool. Regardless of all that, we bought these today with my Mother In Law. Love them!! Upon purchase, conversation quickly led us to discussing renting a beach house in Rhode Island for the summer and ending with us setting dates and planning for the trip. I've heard of buying shoes and then finding the perfect dress for them... BUT have you ever heard of buying beach towels and then finding the perfect vacation for them? Well, now you have and so have I! Not to mention, it's not even like we are bringing these towels with us on the trip. I love my Mother In Law, we think the same way when it comes to shopping. Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Boots Cuticle Oil

There is one very easy way to save a manicure or pedicure... Cuticle Oil. Any will do but I particularly like Boots because of the adorable packaging. It works just as good as 99cent oil. Every time I notice my pedicure not looking as fresh anymore, all I need to do is dab a little cuticle oil on my toesies and they look all jazzed up in about 30 seconds.

Same goes for manicures, I don't get those too often though because then I won't wash any dishes for a week or really wash anything, clean anything or really actually move for fear of ruining my manicure or chipping a nail. But when my nails looks a bit tired or dry, dab dab here and dab dab there and they are refreshed. SOLD! Next time you are at Target, you can pick up Boots Cuticle Oil for $8 or you can really just buy whatever is the cheapest, they are all the same and have the same fabulous outcome.

Time to oil up, my little beauties.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Martha Stewart's Rub Away Bar

Cooking is something I do on a regular basis. Often times it involves cutting up onions and garlic and then I wash my hands and they still smell like onions and garlic. Soap just will not do. That is why Martha's RUB AWAY BAR is amazing. It is a hollow stainless steal bar, shaped like a bar of soap. All you do is rub your hands with it under water and it neutralizes the scent. It's pretty fantastic, people! How genius is this? It's one thing to make an amazing pot roast, but it's another to smell like one too.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Patricia Wexler Night Repair Cream

The time has come. I need to use a special night face cream. I've been using Patty's Night Reversal & Repair Cream for a couple years now and I still get carded sometimes when I buy alcohol (AND once last month while buying a lotto ticket!!) so I think it works pretty well. The good genes and extra weight I carry may help with keeping my baby face but I like to think this cream has a bit to do with it too. I like having that regime, it makes me feel like a starlet. I am going to admit that some nights (okay many nights) I barely wash my face but when I do, I am so good about applying this super think moisturizing cream to my face and neck. While I sleep, I envision everything being all repaired and perfect so when I wake up I look like Jennifer Lopez.

The entire Patricia Wexler line is pretty awesome. I use many of her products but this night cream is my fav! It's about $40 at Bath and Body Works, I use all sorts of coupons and often times it goes on sale. That's when I buy it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Earth Therapeutics Moisturizing Socks & Gloves

Some people think going to sleep with sock on is just too uncomfortable... can you imagine sleeping with gloves on?! Both seemed like torture to me until I tried it. I still wake up quite often like M. Jackson (sans one glove), but for the most part, I keep them on. I do end up searching for the "other" glove, it's always somewhere in the the bed, or under the bed or beside the bed or even one time, it took 2 days to even find it but whatever.

You know how people say, you can tell the age of a person by looking at their hands... well, that motivated me to keep my hands in better shape- lots of lotion, sunscreen and by lubing my hands up and popping on the moisturizing gloves. After a couple nights sleep with your feet and hands being pampered, it sure does make a difference! The look and feel LIKE NEW!

Good Bargain too: about $6-$8 at Ulta. Target has them too.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I really love my bangs. They are not totally new but they have grown to the length that I really like best. They are long but not. Does that even make sense? Well, the most important part is that they are covering my eyebrows that need to be waxed and tweezed back to perfection. But since I am feeling too lazy and too cheap, that just isn't happening soon enough.

Getting bangs made me change my look a bit and even my attitude just a tad. I feel kinda hard ass with them. Not sure why, but I just do. Maybe b/c my hair is dark and how it frames my face. I feel like I might look like I give off the "Don't even THINK about messing with me- I've got bangs!" look. Uhhh, so yah. I like them, I love them- you should try some out, they grow back so it's a low risk investment. (FYI- I took a slew of pictures covering my face b/c I just wasn't feeling camera ready but I didn't look nearly as tough with hands over my face)