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June In Review

Monday, June 30, 2014

June went by pretty quickly! We had two weeks at home and two weeks of camp during this hot month. Here are some of the highlights:

Family Activities:


  • Zachary went to Cub Scout Camp.
  • We had a week of adventures which I’ll share soon!


  • I shared about Park Place in Leawood.
  • I went to a painting class which I’ll be writing about soon.
  • I watched Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black and started watching Orphan Black.

Up next: More camp, July 4th, more time at home!

Sunday Funnies–Food Edition

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For today’s funnies I went with a food theme. Food is very funny, you know. Enjoy.





May / June Instagram Wrap Up

Friday, June 27, 2014

Time for another Instagram wrap up post. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen these pictures already, but I like to post them here because they are the quick snap shots of my life! (If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can, here.) Because I neglected to do this last month, plus I did not take that many photos last month or this month, this post is two months worth!

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1. Green juice. 2. Simon coloring. 3. Simon at school. 4. Bonfire.

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1. Zachary and his missing tooth. 2. Simon. 3. The kids watching something on the ipad. 4. Simon at the library.

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1. Kids at the pool. 2. Me with my hair straightened. 3. Simon on the first day of camp. 4. Simon and a Snoopy.

I think I need to get more active on instagram, don’t you agree?

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June Ipsy Glam Bag

Thursday, June 26, 2014


This month I received my 8th Ipsy Glam Bag. This month’s theme was Pretty in Paradise. Here is what I received:


Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in blue – $4.99:
Specially formulated, and equipped with a foam tip applicator for effortless glide, and water, smudge, and fade-resistant long wear.
30% off with code IPSY until 7/11/14.

NYX Butter Gloss in Éclair– $5.00:
Buttery soft and silky smooth, the scrumptious new NYX Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.
30% off NYX Stick Blush with code NYXJUNEBLOOM until 8/9/14.

Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage & Anti-Frizz Styling Cream – $12 for 90 mL, I received 15 mL, a value of $2.00:
Say goodbye to unmanageable frizz and hair breakage, and hello to frizz-free and fortified hair. This protective blow dry cream repairs as it freezes your sleek style into place as you blow-dry and flat iron so you can have unmatched control and hair that's healthier than before.

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil – $13.00:
A resistant pencil suitable for the most sensitive eye area. It is the perfect solution for your eyebrows and is called Universal Eyebrow Pencil for a reason as it is one color to suit all skin tones.
30% off with code IPSY30 until 7/20/14.

Realtree for Her – $19.99 for 3.4 oz, I received .16 oz, a value of $0.94.
Realtree for Her opens up with the sweet taste of pomegranate, a hint of persimmon and an exotic scent of orchids.
Free shipping over $50 with code ipsyrealtree until 7/31/14.

Once again, I pay $10 a month for these bags. I love seeing what comes my way each month! The value received this month was $25.93, probably my lowest value received yet! I have mixed feelings about this bag. The shimmer eyeliner is interesting. I probably would never use it as an eyeliner as it’s not really my color. I did hear an idea of dabbing it on the ends of my eyelashes and I think that is an interesting idea. The lip gloss is okay, not very unique or different, but I have used it a few times. The hair product is my favorite because it is something I need and can use. I have used it once so far and it seemed effective. The eyebrow pencil is unique, but not something I need or can really imagine using. And finally, I don’t like fragrances because they give me a headache! So that’s one product I won’t use, one I will, and three maybes. I guess you can call it a mixed bag! If you’d like to sign up to receive your own Glam Bag each month, click here! If you got this month’s bag, what did you think?

Cub Scout Camp

Last week, Zachary attended Cub Scout day camp. In order to attend, each cub had to bring a parent with them for at least one of the days of camp. I attended on Wednesday. Sadly for me, Wednesday was not a day that included exciting activities such as archery, BB gun shooting, or rock wall climbing, but instead included more artistic types of activities, as well as fishing.

The tent like canopy which was the pack’s home base.

Pack Flag

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First activity: making rockets out of recyclable materials.

2nd activity: water race. There was also dodge ball with sponges, but Zachary wouldn’t participate.

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Fishing. No one caught anything.

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Hammering a nail through a piece of leather to make constellations.

The whole week overall was a lot of fun for Zachary. For a mom hanging out at camp, it wasn’t so much fun! But I’m glad Zachary got to have the experience (not including the sunburn around his collar and what looked like poison ivy on his arm!).