Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday!

I'm joining in the frivolities over at How Sweet the Sound to celebrate the fourth birthday of "Pink Saturday."

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Pink Saturday

I'm linking up with How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

I wanted to share a couple of items I received for Mother's Day, which happen to be pink!  My family knows me so well!  :P

Katy Perry perfume "Meow".  This is not only pink, but cat-shaped, so double bonus points!!

And a new cover for my Kindle Fire.

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day, and that the upcoming weekend treats you well!  Thanks for visiting me and I'd love to have new followers if you're interested.  I will definitely follow you back!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I am a little late for joining in on Pink Saturday, but I couldn't miss this opportunity to write about my mother.

My mom has been my biggest cheerleader my whole life.  My father wasn't around, but Mom more than made up for it and always made me feel like I was special and important.  I really don't know how she did it!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of my Mom.

My favorite picture of her, around 1974.

Mom and I hiking together.

Mom and my grandmother in Grandma's last stages of Alzheimers.

I've learned so much from my Mom over the years.  Compassion and how to be a good mother are just two of the biggest things.  Recently, I decided to join her in using only cruelty-free makeup, skin care and hair care products.  I am following the list on, but there are different lists.

Some recent purchases:

From top to bottom:  Organix Cherry Blossom Rice Milk Cashmere Body Creme, Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Creamy Oil Body Wash, Wet 'n Wild Heather Silk blush, Physician's Formula Happy Booster blush in Rose, Elf blush in Twinkle Pink, Elf compact with eyeshadows Truly Pink, Pink Ice, and Aubergine, and lip gloss Icing, Wet 'n Wild nail polish in Blazed, Orly polish in Lollipop, Stila 'Santa Fe' palette, and Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash.

So, even though there are still way too many non cruelty-free companies, as you can see there is a large variety that are acceptable and available.  Almost all of these products can be found in drugstores.  Trader Joe's also offers tons of products.

I hope everyone has a happy Mother's Day!  My Mom and Step-father are on a road trip, but we'll catch up with them soon to celebrate.