Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nice N' Easy Non-Permanent Hair Color

I was given the privilege to try out Nice N' Easy Non-Permanent Hair Color!

Now, I this was not my first time coloring my hair at home, but it definitely was very easy to figure out...

Although, I wish it came in a foam application, because I have long hair and it isn't easy to apply hair dye and get full coverage... My fiance did point out that I did end up missing a couple spots towards the back. Though, I used the whole amount of the solution.

I also ended up dripping on the bathroom floor... Which came out easily since I wiped it immediately. It did not stain my skin, which was nice.

It takes no time at all really, typically 15 minutes for application and then rinse it out in the shower.

Now it says to keep rinsing until the water runs clear, but I noticed that no matter how long I stayed in the shower, the water still had a slight red tint to it even in the end...

I wish that Nice N' Easy Non-Permanent Hair Color had a larger variety of colors... I have natural auburn hair, but the only red color I could find was darker auburn, which I think came out a touch too dark for my skin tone.

I did have slight trouble finding a store that carried the non-permanent hair color, they carried Nice N' Easy Permanent Hair color only...

I also ended up having to pay a 56 cent tax on my 'get one free' coupon because Rite Aid couldn't get the tax to come off no matter how many times they typed in the coupon code... Not a big deal, but slightly annoying.

I do recommend this hair color, but not to first time home hair coloring users...
I recommend using a foam hair color for first time users, as it gives you better coverage during the application process and typically does not drip as much.




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Post Note: This was not a paid post, these are my own opinions and I received a coupon for a free box of Nice N' Easy Non-Permanent Hair Color Via Mail from VocalPoint.com to review the product on my site and theirs as well. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY Tee Shirt Scarf


What you need:
Large Tee Shirt

Step 1:
Cut a straight line all the way across the tee shirt under the sleeves.

Step 2:
Cut the seam on the bottom of the shirt off. 
Now you should have what looks like a big rectangular cuff.

Step 3: 
About halfway up the rectangular cuff cut thin strips. 

Step 4:
Now pull all the strips, slightly twisting them a bit. 
 This should make the fabric thin and stringy looking. 

And you're done!
I doubled it over around my neck.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jurassic Park

I just finished reading Jurassic Park by author Michael Crichton.

Now I am sure that most of you have probably already viewed the film version of this best selling novel, Jurassic Park in 1993...

But, the book is actually quite different from the film you may have seen.
I believe the novel goes into much more detail about exactly what went wrong during the famous "first tour" of Jurassic Park to the Dr. Grant, Dr. Sattler, Dr. Malcolm, Timmy, Lex, and Mr. Gennaro...

It goes into the science and funding of the start of making the actual dinosaurs as well as reasons why they are sick, the discoveries of dinosaurs near the island, as well as why the power went down in the first place.

Occurrences in the novel also differ from the film, which I will not reveal and spoil such a wonderfully intriguing read. You will just have to read and find out for yourself...

Take time to enjoy a great novel that may have been overlooked after seeing the film version! I give this book an A+! Don't miss out.


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Novel Cover The Zone
Movie Still The Spectacle Blog

Monday, July 23, 2012


I just finished reading Atonement by Ian McEwan..

Honestly, I wasn't personally a fan of this novel.
Though it was written quite beautifully and very detailed...
I kind of thought it was boring and wanted something to actually happen.

The beginning is slightly exciting and very interesting with different perspectives,
but the middle in very dull and detailed.
Then the ending is disappointing and still slightly dull...

Like I said, this was beautifully written and the storyline is definitely worth reading, but this must not be my taste for novels.

The story follows the innocent mind of a young girl who ruins a man's life,
with just one little lie... Her older sister hates her for it as well, for she was in love with this man and he was sentenced to time in prison and looked at poorly after the false accusations of this young girl.
It goes on to the man fighting in the war and trying to survive so he can see his love again, as well as how the young girl matures and realizes what she did while trying to mend things with her sister and lives forever with guilt.

This book is set back in the 1930's or 1940's during the war.

I personally wanted to reach into the book and punch the girl for being so arrogant.


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Where The Heart Is

I just finished reading Where The Heart Is by author Billie Letts...
I know that some people may have seen this movie, but the book is quite different.

I very much enjoyed the movie and thought I would read this novel...
And I am pleased to say that it was worth every minute.

This novel is full of a lot of love and lots of drama.

Warning may contain spoilers!!!

It follows a young Novalee Nation who gets dumped at a Walmart when she is pregnant and without a penny in her pocket.
She is greeted with the kindness of strangers and grows bonds with the people who help her grow and learn along the way.
She lives in the Walmart for the end of her pregnancy and ends up giving birth there.
It follows her struggles of thinking she is nothing but stupid useless trailer trash and learning to love herself so that she can find love of her own.
While her ex boyfriend finds himself in jail and writes a song that gets him some stage time when he gets out... Though his bad choices and bad karma get the better of him every time and he eventually falls to his lowest point...

Definitely a cute story of love and heartache.

Good read! I give it two thumbs up.


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Pines Acres Recreation Destination, Raymond, NH

Okay, my family and I just stayed at Pine Acres Campground located in Raymond, NH...
I had been there with my mother when I was a young teen and remembered it to be a good time... But apparently time has not been so kind to this camping area.

The biggest disappointment of all would have to be that the two water slides they offered, were both closed down for repairs the whole weekend of our stay...
(We had called the number on their website to make sure that they would be open, since this was the main reason for our stay here for the kids.)
Apparently, there is a lack of communication between the two offices...

So, second choice would be to go swimming down at their small lakeside swimming area...
Which we found to have at least 12 dog poops all along the edge of the lake where the kids would be running or building sand castles... Gross.
(In all fairness a man did come around a few minutes after arriving at the beach with a rake, shovel and a trash bag to rake out the dog turds, but even so, we didn't want the kids playing there anymore.)

Our site was clear of trash and debris, but the fire pit was built out of cement blocks with exposed rebar sticking out and random rocks where one of the walls is missing... We did notice that the surrounding campsites had nicer fire pits with a grill like cage.

The picnic table was extremely pitted and rotted, it looked as though it was about to fall apart. Apparently, they only replace your table if you complain, though they had a small pile of new in box picnic tables sitting outside of a garage area near the teen arcade. 

The closest restrooms were at the pavilion...
They consisted of two bathroom stalls, which is just fine.
Although, the mens room had both stalls clogged with feces.
And the women's room only had one stall operating...
Some carved something in the door about being a blond chick...
And there was an empty nip on the floor of the closed stall...

The pavilion held a rather loud Father's day dance, which was still nice for the kids when they played a few good songs...
(I found it a little odd that a song about a guy asking a girl when she was gonna give it to him was being played... Odd choice for a Father's day dance...)
The popcorn offered was $3.00 for a small bag... So we passed.

The pavilion was less than remarkable in it's self...
The icicle lights that only half blinked or half worked were not that exciting.
Plus, there was graffiti on the building that definitely was not family friendly...
Such as things like, 'Slut bag', 'Butt Slut', and 'Smoke Weed'....

The closest shower/bathroom building to our site looked as though Chuck Norris had kicked the screen door in and then proceeded to punch the siding making a hole.
The shower was ultra uncomfortable as well, since the water was either scorching hot or ice cold...

The closest playground to our site consisted of two ride on animals on springs, which were falling apart and the bolts were deemed useless... The playground also had a "swing" set, and I use "swing" very lightly, considering one swing was missing and the other was hanging broken, unable to be used. Also, the slide was missing.
The only nice playground equipment near us was a wooden train to play in. 

They did have a baseball field, a horseshoe area, a basketball court and a volleyball court with a net that has seen better days.

The only positive things about the campground was the escort to our campsite and how the man helped us back our camper into the site.
The also had a second playground which was in better shape, but was quite some distance from our site...
They also offer a small mini golf course as well as a skate park for the teens.
Another plus was a small store at the office and the kid across the street that had a wheel barrel full of fire wood for $4.00.
The also had an adult arcade which I did not visit since it was on the other side of the park and a teen arcade that was fairly entertaining and large. 

This campground is apart of Morgan Recreation Vacations.
And we can honestly say, that we will not be visiting any of their parks in the future.

I don't think I can portray clearly how awkward it was having to answer my ten year olds question as to what a butt slut was...


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Target Sample Bag and John Frieda Hair Color Foam Coupon

Just received my free Target Sample Bag in the mail today!
As well as my coupon for a free John Frieda Color Foam!

In the cutest little bag ever...
Garnier Fructis Color Shield Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner
Target Coupon Booklet
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 70
TRESemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner
Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter Peach Parfait

Can't wait to try out all these new products!
 Also, to try a new hair color with John Frieda Color Foam!


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tampax Radiant Review

I got a chance to try out the new Tampax Radiant Plastic Tampons recently,
and I would like to announce that I have a new favorite brand of tampons.

First of all, the packaging of the tampon is ultra discreet,
So you don't have to announce to the whole restroom that your changing your tampon with the crackling wrappers of other tampon products.

And they've added something new to the Tampax Radiant packaging...
A way to reseal the wrapper, to allow clean and ultra discreet disposal.
No more wrapping your tampons like a present in toilet paper before tossing!

Even better, Tampax Radiant Plastic Tampons are just as comfortable
and still great at protecting against leaks!

I even received a cute little pouch for my purse to keep them in with my sample.
I definitely have made the switch the Tampax Radiant Tampons!


Post Note: This was not a paid post, these are my own opinions.

Post Note II: To learn more information about Tampax Radiant Plastic Tampons visit click here to be directed to their website.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kaylee's First Real Bedroom Reveal!

Yes, this has been the month of room reveals since we moved into the new apartment...

After Kaylee had seen her big sister's surprise room reveal,
She stated that she wanted to be surprised too and close her eyes as well.

So, I snuck around behind the nosey little girl's back and created a girlie room for her as well!

Presenting Kaylee's new and improved dream first real bedroom!!!

She was psyched and pleasantly surprised to see all her toys where she could get to them, since before the reveal they were still all packed away in boxes in the living room...

In her room she has a designated play kitchen area, as well as a dress up area with a full length mirror on the wall. I used hooks that would normally be used for robes or towels for a bathroom as places to hold necklaces or boas. And all of the hooks are at her height level for easy access.

The tree on wall was sketched using chalk just as I did with Elizabeth's room, but I also added faux flowers in pink and white, which I hot glued on the branches.

I got the design for the tree from Colorful Kid's Rooms

I plan to add more to the tree that I painted on her wall, like they show owls in the one I sketched the picture from... Maybe not owls, but something at least.


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Elizabeth's Dream Room Reveal!

By some magical means, my laptop surprised me this morning and booted up again!
So, I am here to present Miss Elizabeth's Dream Room as a finished product!

Like I said originally, purple is her 'favorite' color.
It's not done completely though, I want to paint her dresser black and stencil some zebra print on the drawers.
I also want to paint her bookshelf black so that all the wood in her room matches.

I am happy to say that she loves her room! =]


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Bayley's Campground, Scarborough, ME

This past weekend my family and I stayed at Bayley's Campground,
Located in Scarborough, Maine, minutes from Old Orchard Beach.

If you live in New England and love camping, this is the place for you!
The sites are clean and so are the bathrooms/showers!

They have three heated pools and at least four hot tubs!
They also have an arcade and a great playground for the kids.
There is a camp store near the office that sells anything you may need!
Also, a nice restaurant that has ice cream for those hot days!

This was my family's second visit to Bayley's Campground!
We stayed just last year in one of their cabins, which are beautiful and clean.
This past stay we brought along our pop up camper,
We found the camp site to be well kept and no noisy neighbors at night.

Bayley's is minutes from Funtown Splashtown as well!

We made a trip to Old Orchard Beach!
Which is located minutes from the campground!
The carnival was not open yet, because it's still early in the season.
But the beach and shops are definitely worth visiting.
The stores can be pricey in Old Orchard... That's the only downfall.

The area has beautiful scenery every where you look.
There is a walking trail that goes right over the marsh lands, down the road!
Also a couple great restaurants that feature steamers and lobsters!

If you are looking for a campground near the ocean that is nice,
Then you should look into staying at Bayley's Campground!


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Post Note: This is not a paid post, these are my own opinions.

Post Note II: All photos are credited to Bayley's Campground Website.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MiO Blueberry Lemonade

I just received my free sample of MiO Blueberry Lemonade in the mail!

I typically drink MiO Strawberry Watermelon and love it!
I find it very hard to drink the recommended amount of water each day,
Because I like to have some flavor in my drink!

MiO Liquid Water Enhancers definitely shake things up!

I tried the new MiO Blueberry Lemonade today!
It was tangy and fruity!
The blueberry flavor is very sweet and tasty, but the lemonade gives it a little kick!

As a person who already enjoys MiO...
I highly recommend trying all the flavors and finding your favorite!


Post Note I: This is not a paid post. These are my own opinions! 

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Elizabeth's Dream Room

I have been working on a project for the move into the new apartment.
Elizabeth has little knowledge as to when or if we are moving...
So, I wanted to surprise her with a "dream room!"

Remember, Elizabeth is a 10 year old with a bold sense of style.
She loves bright colors! Her favorite colors are...
Purple, Lime Green, Teal and Hot Pink, in that order.

If it comes in purple, she loves it.
"When I get older, I am going to paint my house purple."
"I want a purple beetle!"
"It would be better in purple!"
She makes Mr. EM so crazy with the color purple, he now loathes the color.

Anyways, I decided to create a sort of mural on her new bedroom wall!
I had to find a design on Google search that matched her newly painted wall.
She likes the darker purple that is more on the blue side, instead of the red side.
Unfortunately, the darker purple on all the walls would make the room into a cave.
So, I painted only one of the walls the darker purple and the rest a lighter shade.

I chose to use the darker wall to paint the 'mural' on.
This is the design that I found...

Since I don't have a projector, I had to free hand this onto the wall.
I used Kaylee's chalk to sketch the design onto the wall...
Using chalk makes it easier to correct mistakes and redo them.
Also, by using chalk, after you finish painting the design, the lines 'template'
You used easily wipes away, unlike pencil.

The best thing about this design, is that the colors were exactly what I used!

So, this is the finished painting!

I admit it isn't perfect or exact, but I think she will like it just fine!
We are currently waiting on rugs, but it has to be right as we move...
Since the current resident, my mother, has dogs and Kaylee is allergic!

I will post more pictures as the room comes together more... 


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Post Note: Design From 123RF

Where the heck have I been?

I must apologize, I am horribly horrible at sticking to journals and blogs!
Please bear with me! I am back and adding the blog page to my favorites,
So that it will help remind me to check in and update things!

So, just an update on the personal life events...

I know my last post said that Kaylee was just starting to walk...
But she is now an avid walker/runner!
She is a complete chatter box compared to most toddlers that I see,
Which is great, BUT we definitely have to watch what we say!!!

My family will soon be moving to a new apartment.
As it stands currently, Kaylee still sleeps in the upstairs hallway.
She is sleeping regularly in a toddler bed with a gate in front of the stairs.
In the new apartment, BOTH kids will have their own bedroom! YAY!

Also, Mr. EM and I are still engaged and still have no set plans for a wedding. 
We are currently saving for a nice wedding. As I like to say...

Something Borrowed. Something Blue.
Something Old. Something New. 
And A Whole Lot Of Green! 


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