{Things I Want}: Beauty Products I Love

I know I did a post about beauty products I want but let’s talk about the ones I have and recommend! I am obsessed with…Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette so much I bought Naked 2!!! Some many great shades and great for day to night and traveling.

These bad boys are expensive but I got two small ones free from Sephora for my birthday gift for being a Beauty Insider! I have the Fresh Sugar Rose and really like how it tints and conditions your lips and has a great metal screw on lid (I also got one in my first birchbox!) I like the Fresh Brown Sugar too and am so excited to try the Plum and new Coral down the line too.

I love BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer! It is a clear smooth and silky primer I use every day before putting on my BareMinerals foundation. It isn’t oily and a little goes a long way!

My friend Amy told me about this scent called flowerbomb and I can’t get enough! It is perfect for spring and summer and not too over powering to wear to work or on a hot date!

I used to have to jumble through a makeup bag but now I use a bunch of different vintage glasses, tea cups and other cups to store my makeup brushes, eyeliner and misc items. Cute and practical!

and then there is my monthly Birchbox surprises! I love getting introduced to new beauty products and getting stuff in the mail! Check out my post about my first Birchbox here!

What are your must have beauty products that I should try too??



Crawfish Season!

First my apologizes. I am so busy enjoying life and crawfish that I have semi neglected this blog. Go get ‘er self some craw daddies soon! Brad and I joined two of our pals Jer and Kelly for a good ‘ol fashioned crawfish boil at Marcela’s in Pioneer Square.

Run out and go get some before the season is over in June!

 We each got a different Abita-I love purple haze, it has raspberries in it!

The crawfish was almost as good as when I’ve had it in Louisiana! I highly recommend this place for the food, the service and the atmosphere! Next time I’ll make sure to try a hurricane too!

We easily finished 6 lbs of crawfish, a bunch of potatoes, and a full corn on the cob each! We also had bread pudding-good and the pecan pie-EXCELLENT! I usually don’t like pecan pie at all, but this one was the best I’ve had! Seriously. Serious.

I prefer shrimp boils, but it’s always fun to do any kind of seafood boil and getting messy!

Do you like crawfish and if you do, do you suck the heads?? I’m still unsure about how I feel about that!

Antiques and Anacortes

A few weeks ago my friends and I went up to Anacortes for a antique adventure (seriously check out that link because every time I think about ANTIQUES I think of this video, haha!)! I went with Holly, Lauren and Megan (also bloggers! Aqua Elephant, Diary of this Girl, and Elle Hey No you can check out their finds at the links!)

I was able to snag the third Pyrex bowl in a set I have been looking for…now all I need is the small blue one!

And Holly this past weekend saw this for me!

So I am well on my way with the snowflake print collection!

I also scored when I found the most amazing depression glass cake plates-all three tiered!!

So beautiful and I can’t wait to use them for desserts or apps or whatever I can!

I can’t wait to go shopping more with these girls!

Do you have any cool antique shops or cities you go??

{Recipes}: Lemon Drop Martini

A few sips of this delish treat and you are three sheets to the wind. Wait is that the saying? What does that even mean?!

Anyway…I love citrus drinks! This will be perfect for the soon to be sunny rainy Spring days.

Lemon Drop Martini adapted from drinks mixer


  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz citrus vodka
  • 1 teaspoon baker’s sugar or ultra fine sugar
  • lemon peel for garnish

Using a zest tool make a strip of lemon peel as garnish for later. Squeeze the lemons and measure out lemon juice. Add ice, lemon juice, sugar and vodka to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. In a martini glass run a lemon wedge on the lip and dip in sugar to make a sugared rim. Strain drink mixture into the martini glass and garnish. Sip and enjoy!

What is one of your favorite cocktails? Mine is a Moscow Mule, Lemon Drop, Vodka Gimlet or a bottle of champagne.



Have you heard about Birchbox? My co-worker told me about it and I was instantly excited when I heard 1. mini things 2. beauty things and 3. getting mail!

Birchbox offers a variety of options, I chose a monthly subscription, like a magazine! Each month you get mailed a beautiful box (which I’m going to need some cool ideas to use these boxes for!) filled with an assortment of different products. This month I got Miss Cherie perfume-which I love already, Fresh Sugar tinted lip treatment-again one I love, a twistband hair tie which I’ve been wanting to try, a FULL SIZE Essie glitter nail polish which I can’t wait to try, $10 off Modcloth, and a new product I haven’t tried before that hydrates your hair!

Anyway, I’m hooked and really excited to try out the products and when you review products it gets you points towards buying full size products on the website. Okay what else do you need to know….GO CHECK IT OUT HERE!

12th Street Festival

Also last weekend I went to the Capital Hill 12th Street Festival. The weather was awesome and there was a lot of great food!

I had a messy but tasty pork belly sandwich from Lark.

Holly got a coffee from High Five Pie (This is a photo of her documenting the coffee for her blog! ha ha!) this was the totally awesome espresso machine they had…

Then Brad’s new band Dulcelina played an outdoor set!

Have you been to any street festivals this summer?

Seafood Fest

Last weekend I had somewhat of a mini high school reunion with some great friends while feasting on seafood! I always enjoy a great summer evening outdoors sipping wine, sharing laughs and eating great food!

Andrea’s family was hosting and here she is making her famous crab cakes!

The boys had a crazy game of croquet…

While the ladies played an intense game of badminton! As the sun started to go down we sat down to eat.

Here is Ryan, Julie and Sarah enjoying the first course-a spinach salad with strawberries, onions, nuts and a vinaigrette!

Next up was smoked salmon fettuccine! Anna and Lydia pausing for a photo before digging in!

Brad refilled our empty wine glasses before the next course!

I needed lots of napkins to cover my white shirt for the final course of Cioppino!

Nate enjoyed it so much he drank the rest-although Lydia is thinking “Who’s this guy think he is?!”

Last but not least dessert! Delish chocolate cake with berries and Grand Marnier!

The evening ended with laughs around the fire! Thanks Andrea and Fam for a great night!