Hello there, ladies and gents! Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask: "What's on your plate?" The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween! For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet. Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water. For lunch today, I had: -Brown rice -Steamed egg -Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper -Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens) Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have?
So I feel like doing my makeup, but it's raining so I don't think I'll be going out. That's not the point of this status though. What kind of music do you prefer on a rainy day? Mine goes from classical music, to the beatles, and of course - David Bowie! Edited to include the picture I took the other day.
Hi. My name is Bombshell and I am an eye shadow-aholic. I love it. It makes me so happy. It is getting out of control. Upon counting only those palettes with 3+ shadows I have a total of 43. They each deserve love and attention. They all deserve their own 5 minutes (or days in the case) of fame. My Plan is this: One by one the Palattes shall parade through the open space on my vanity. Starting this Monday, each week I will use only one palette per work week (M-F) and cheat on the weekends. I will use them one by one until I have used them all for 5 day period. I will use them in alphabetical order. I have alphabetized my palettes and started with those that begin with #'s, lowest number to highest, and the A-Z. On Saturday and Sunday (depending on what CalamityJane comes up with) there might be a look or color of the day. In addition to the palette, single shadows and eyeliner may be used ( ) in addition to the weekly palette. All looks should mainly come from the palette of the week. This way I can be fair to all of my palettes & all of my older palettes that haven't quite gotten the appreciation they deserve will get some time in the sun. At the end of the week if I was successful I will write the date beside the palette on the list. If I can't get at least 5 days worth of looks from them it is likely time to put them in a TSB or give them to a friend that will love them. I am hoping this will help me appreciate what I've got rather than constantly thinking I need something new. I am not promising not to buy any shadows in the almost year it will take me to complete this little journey. That is just not realistic.I will just have to use them on weekend cheat days. I am hoping the experience will at least make me more grateful for all the wonderful things I have & save me some $! LOL This is about accountability. I invite any and all to join. Feel free to make up your own rules and reward system. Just post them here and I will support you in your efforts any way that I can. Not all of us will be able to follow the same rules but we can certainly all support one another! Courtesy of Mafan--- New Rule* I f you absolutely DO NOT like a palette, you have the option of setting it aside for a TSB/give away and moving on to the next palette on your list. No sense in wearing make up you don't like for 5 whole days!Make up is supposed to make us happy. Courtesy of JaimeLove--- New Rule* A holiday (including your birthday,anniversary or graduation) is an acceptable cheat day! (BRILLIANT) My List Week 1: 4 Magic-Lancome 1/17/14 Not keeping, got bored by day 3 Week 2: 4 Passion-Lancome 1/24/14 Depotting one shade and passing on the rest, which are almost new!!! Week 3: 10th Anniversary Palettes- Too Faced Quasi-keeper: keeping one blush, and 4 of the shadows. Donating the rest to a friends Z-palette. NOTE TO SELF: Must NOT depot before using! Just got so excited about my new toy! Week 4 : 10 Pan Shadow Palette- Stila. Keeping- love it more than I knew!! Week 5: 15th Anniversary Palette- Urban Decay KEEPER!!! Week 6:Admire Me Smashbox Week 7: Adventure Palette-Tarte Week 8: Be Bright-Too Faced Week 9: Be Merry-Too Faced Week10: Book of Shadows2- Urban Decay Week11: Chocolate Bar-Too Faced Week12: Cocktail Hour-Bare Minerals Week13: Deluxe Shadow Box-Urban Decay Week14: Do it Yourself (4) Tin-Urban Decay Week15: ELF 100 Week16: Entice Me-Smashbox Week17: Esperanza-KatVonD Week18: Eye Couture - Tarte Week19: Fabulous in Fiji-Stila Week20: Flash-Smashbox Week21: Impressionist Palette-Stila Week22: Joy to the Girls-Too Faced Week23: Kaleidoscope-Stila Week24: Kiss-n-Tell- Smashbox Week25: Lavender Grace - Lancome Week26: Let it Snow- Stila Week27: Life in Laguna-Stila Week28: Masterclass 1- Smashbox Week29: Masterclass 2- Smashbox Week30: Minimalist Palette-Stila Week31: Modernist Palette-Stila Week32: Naked 3- Urban Decay Week33: Pee-A-Bright-Eyes-Benefit Week34: Smolder-Lorac Week35: Spellbinding Book of Shadows-KatVonD Week36: Star Child Odyssey- Tarina Tarintino (This should be an interesting week) Week37: Sweet Romance-Lorac Week38: Tarte of Giving-Tarte Week39: Til Death do us Part-Tokidoki Week40: Unzipped-Lorac Week41: Urban Ammo-Urban Decay Week42: Vegas-Tokidoki Week43: Wizard of Oz (Glinda) -Urban Decay I would really love to share this with some of you. It is always good to know that you are not alone. Please feel free to share insights and ideas. Here's crossing my fingers for a successful make-up adventure!! Do you want to be a princess? Nikki's list: page 1, Glossyguru's & Amberangeline's list: pg. 3, Beethousand & scratch to void Pg. 4, IttyxBittyxMe, jaimelove, and Katie 241 p.6, Carolang & LadyMeag pg.7, CalamityJane & micheleran pg. 8, Mafan & Malday pg.10, warriorwitch pg.11, Nursecupcake pg. 22, Beethousand 27, ghkim pg 40, manniface pg.42, sparklekai pg. 42, siren princess pg. 55
A while back I had made a look using the colors of the stray cat that took shelter in my home, I've fed and given her water ever since. This is the second time she's had kittens, unfortunately the last litter didn't survive and from what I know she only had two this time but only one has made it to the barely opening eyes stage. She had them on July 1st. I haven't named the kitty yet, but here's a picture of his(I'm thinking it's a he) cuteness. Taken today. It's been 2 months and 7 days since little neko was born. Here is his updated picture, he posed for it. He posed a lot.
So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers. A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc. I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board. I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow. - I recently posted that Nail Polish Canada has free shipping on any orders for a limited time. EDITED: Anyone interested in getting Tonymoly products you can contact them via their Canadian Facebook page to place an order. 5$ shipping, free over purchases 50$. I think they have a store in Pacific Mall in Markham ON Tarte now ships to Canada!
Come and let everyone know if you've done a trade with someone or they've been an awesome TSB contributor! Let's give kudos to our BT BFFs! So a post could be one persons feedback on another, how a trade went, did they ship quickly, etc. and others could reply if they dealt with the same person and how their trade went.
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy holidays but also to please, please, please take care of yourself and stay healthy! I wasnt going to post about this because BT is such a positive place but I felt it was important to put this out there. My oldest sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer last year at just 38 years old. This is a cancer that is supposedly for "older" people meaning you do not get screened for it until after the age of 50 because its not likely for a person to be diagnosed with it before that age. If you ever feel a pain in your body or just feel like something is not right...please go to a doctor and get checked and also let them know your family's medical history. It can save your life!! My sister's cancer was so advanced that there was no way to save her. Her treatments were just to try and keep the cancer from spreading in order to give her some more time with us. Unfortunately, her time ran out last week at the VERY young age of 40 and leaves behind my niece and nephew who are only in high school. Even if you do not have any symptoms but you have a family history of an illness, please get regular screenings. Some cancers, like colon cancer, do not show any symptoms until its too late. I will now have to get screened for colon cancer every year for the rest of my life because the probability is higher for me since a direct relative had it. I'm sure we all know, if you can catch it early, you'll give yourself the best chance of beating it. I apologize for such a long post and the sad nature of this post as well. But I truly want everyone to stay as healthy as possible for your own sake and also the sake of your family. You guys are the best and I'll be back on BT soon.
Alright. I know December we're trying our best to be happy, be merry, etc. BUT, you know there's a few bad apples that just get under your skin. I usually don't do this but here we go. My cousin Anna and I love the same things. Old school rock n roll, we gravitate to that cheetah print, the only difference is our attitude and age difference. She's usually nice but she can be extremely vicious. I had bought her a couple of gifts. I was excited that she came down for the holidays. But here's where things went off the boat. She lost her keys, I had just arrived from the visit to the vet with Neko. I was carrying him inside his little travel box as I don't have a pet taxi for him (i'll explain), and she was in this put your hairs on end voice "omg I lost my keys, help me find them, oh god" etc. So I just told her because I've already been stressed enough "That's your problem." It'd help if she had said "Okay, I've been in this room and that, help me look here." But she just wanted me to go look without giving me direction as to where. She was even going ..inside my room? Now, I have a thing about people coming in my room, if you're invited, go in.. if not.. don't just walk in there like it's your house. There's a reason why I keep my door closed. Okay, so when I said "That's your problem." She barked "Well, F YOU THEN you little fat b*." I'm sure she muttered more stuff under her breath but I just went inside my room and tried not to get in her way. Obviously she made me feel bad, I rejected her and she had to be so nasty about it. There's other ways to be mean but not use such hard language, you know? So then I was here thinking how bad she's made me feel and wonder why I have to be so forgiving with her. I guess I feel bad that her sisters hate her, due to that very reason. Well. In the summer she was here and she threw away a lot of our stuff because she was trying to 'declutter' our house.. It wasn't in her place, but she did it. During that, she threw out my pet taxi, because I didn't have a cat at that time.. but you never know and I had that since I had my first cat ever.. so when I found out, it really hurt. Cause it made me think of the memories with my little Dolly and how when we were traveling I'd be like "Beep beep, dolly, beep beep." :\ On a different occasion she said that I'm two faced pretending I love my grandma when she knows that I hate her. How? So this gives you a little idea of why I'm doing this. I had two gifts for her but I ended up removing the label on one of them and just gifting it to someone else. They're Korres hand creams so that was the general gift, I still kept the makeup palette that I'm gifting to her for her though, so she won't feel entirely bad. Did I do right? I don't know. Any bad christmas drama going on with your family?
Alright everyone, you know the deal. Young 'uns listen up if your only reference to the TV show Friends is something your parents watched. On second thought... if you're that young, this might not be the best thread for you. I'm officially giving this thread an R rating for mature concepts and mild to moderate sexuality. On the TV show Friends, Ross and Rachel each were allowed to maintain a list of 5 people/celebrities with whom they could cheat on eachother with, and the other person couldn't get mad. Without going further into the episode, who's on your list? At least right now... until it changes with everybody else's posts (which is exactly why you don't laminate your list like Ross did!) 1. Bradley Cooper 2. Christian Bale 3. Carlos Bocanegra (former captain of the men's US soccer team) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 4. Hugh Jackman 5. Mike Rowe
With many of us talking about some of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead and Once Upon a Time, I thought I'd get the ball rolling. Put up your lists everyone! 1. The Walking Dead 2. Once Upon a Time 3. So You Think You Can Dance 4. Sherlock 5. Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth)
Beautylish Lucky Bags are back! I missed out last year but saw some great bags. Same deal, $75 for $150 worth of product. US shipping only. And the temptation of extra lucky gifts for a few fortunate buyers. I went with Natural. This year there are 3 choices, BOLD The Bold Lucky Bag is for anyone who likes to stand out in a crowd, wear bright colors and express their creative spirit through makeup. If Lady Gaga were a Lucky Bag, she would be this one! NATURAL The Natural Lucky Bag is for the person who loves products but leans toward a more neutral palette. If perfect dewey skin and a flushed cheek is your look, the Natural is for you. MUA The MUA bag is for the serious makeup artist who wants great additions for their kit. It is for someone with professional needs—multiple foundation shades, kit tools and staples.
Now that the weather is getting colder (in most places) more of us are switching to hot tea, coco, etc. So lets share - who is drinking what (from teas, to coffees to even wines, etc), post a pic if you would like ; other wise just specify the name of your beverage and continue to enjoy it My husband woke me up with a hot tea for breakfast. It was Green Mint Tea - now I feel refreshed, awake but still not ready for this day !!!
This will be US only. I had a lot of fun [in a stressful kind of way I suppose] last year and wanted to see if anyone would be interested in doing this again! ❤❤ The Rundown ❤ Same as last year, we will be using elfster do conduct the exchange. It's very easy, convenient, does a random draw, lets you make a wishlist, and allows for the asking of anonymous questions so you don't have to wonder 'will they hate this color or not...'. You will have to add your address to elfster, but no one will see it except for the person who is your santa. Let me know you are interested and I will message you the group URL. ❤❤ Gifting Rules ❤ The minimum is $35 and there is no max. Now note, it doesn't have to be a single item that is $35. It can be multiple items from off of the persons wishlist that total up to be $35. ❤ Feel free to add random goodies to your box to make it more personal, not a requirement, but just throwing it out there that you can. ❤❤ Deadlines ❤ To Sign Up: November 4th. Names will be drawn on November 5th and elfster will send you an email with who you got. ❤ To Send Gift: December 12th. Gifts will need to be sent by or on this date. If you have any questions feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM. Thanks everyone! Looking foreword to it.
UPDATE!!! Please check if the person you are posting about already has status. Once they have that I no longer add them up. This will help keep the thread clearer, and to be honest make this job easier for me. Thank you!! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387 = 5 or more vouchers AllieCat99 Anb0906 Annypoo Aparrish Arielaaaaaaaa x 2 Aviscardi AznAngelliz Beautytester Beeberz x 2 Beehavnbeauty Beethousand Bfuller x 4 Brittieee Butterblume CalamityJane85 Carolang Carrie1975 Chupi Clarks18 x 2 Cpeezy Daeidre x 2 Daisies121 DandyLionFluff Danimazz x 3 Dannyc DesertRose0706 DitzCore x 2 Drrragon Eadelaide1 EllieyJelly x 2 Erendira Evno Garnett Hipquest Hypnoticpoise IllegallyBlonde x 2 Ilovebears Inkstainedmeg Ireneh Itscarin Itsjaimiehere JaimeLove Jellybean917 x 2 Jenjendoitagain Jenpred JesiBeads Jessyiniowa Jojobe Juicytulip x 3 Jxw200 x 3 Kalex Kariyava Katty2323 KayyLynn x 2 Kiki1517 Killahbabe x 2 Kimchikween x 4 Knuevekm KrissyLuvzU x 3 Ladymeag Ladysybil x 2 Linda711 x 2 Ljp93 LKUHLE Lylysa Mafan Makeuptalk Manniface Mariahk83 Melde x 4 MK89 MlleCC Mollybb x 3 Mommyto4 Monikay MPolansky MyChoi x 4 Nebel Nicrohr Nikki x 3 Nishcakes x 2 Oklady2013 Penelopepuffman Person11 Pipsqueek1582 Pixyfaygo x 2 PlantGarden x 2 Poshified Prettyinpa Princesskat17 x 2 Rebbbeccaa Rikkie Riseandgrind Roxystar4 Sangova x 2 Sbowden x 2 Shortstuff07 Sourpanda x 2 Sp2001 Spacesuit SPAGS2332 Spoiledbrat Sschulte1014 x 2 SuzeAlex SydBristow Teresaanne92 Tigrelili Vanillammm x 2 Veronika23 Violalea Viviene23 Wendyomgwar x 4 Wingatprsct Yazmin x 3 Yenx YouAreAlways
In light of the Christmas Spirit, I'd like to start this temporary topic of Christmas songs. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs, what is yours, which song makes your heart tremble a bit, make you happy, make you sing?
I get pretty bored or just overwhelmed with my makeup. I have a lot. And many looks I could do. So I thought it would be fun and get ideas on how I should do my makeup without seeing me. Just random ideas would be fun! Maybe other people would get ideas too. I wear all black for work so I'm just trying to have fun.
Since I got all obsessed with makeup a few months ago, I have been on this big kick to watch "girly" stuff. So I wonder what you guys like to watch when you're feeling girly? My favorites are: America's Next Top Model(even my husband enjoys watching this with me, but neither of us like the last two cycles with guys so we've since moved on to watching the Australian version) New Girl- I am nowhere near caught up but I have had a serious girlcrush on Zooey Deschanel for years. And my #1 favorite has been discovering The Mindy Project. I think I have a bigger girlcrush on Mindy Kaling than I do on Zooey. And my stand-by is 13 Going On 30. Such a cute movie and I LOVE Mark Ruffalo.
So, I just saw this article on LifeHack of why highly successful people wear the same thing everyday. Not the same clothes everyday, but the same style of outfit. Like Steve Jobs and his turtle necks. I am the most indecisive person ever, and if anyone needs a uniform it's probably me. I have only recently started to simplify my closet, but the only thing my clothes have in common so far is the color scheme (a lot of blues or grey and black) and skinny jeans. So I thought it would be a fun topic to see what your go-to style is. What are some of your favorite items to wear day to day?
hey ladies, have you heard about this super awesome program by Dior. i think more companies should have this kind of reward system for their loyal customers (hello Chanel and YSL, I'm looking at you). What is the Dior Diva program? Every dollar spent on a Dior Beauty product equals 1 Diva Point. Once you reach the desired point level you send your original receipts and the redemption form in to the address provided on the form. Note: sales tax isn’t included towards points and all points sent in must be within a 12 month period. Currently there are five levels to the program. (When it first started there were only three levels!): ■Adorable Diva (100 points) – you’ll receive deluxe travel sizes of Dior best sellers in a mini Dior shopping bag. ■Fashionista Diva (250 points) – you’ll receive the Little Dictionary of Fashion written by Christian Dior plus three deluxe minis for your handbag. ■Charming Diva (500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior charm bracelet packaged in a Dior couture box plus a deluxe Miss Dior Cherie miniature. ■Divine Divas (1000 points) – you’ll receive a couture inspired black makeup pouch finished with a little shimmer and shine and full sizes of Serum de Rouge in Rosewood Serum, Diorshow Browstyler, Diorshow Extase Mascara and a travel size One Essential. ■Lady Diva (2500 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Brush Set complete with Foundation, Blush, Eyeshadow, Brow and Lip brushes nestled in a black D-charm pouch and packaged in a Dior couture box. Also includes a full sized One Essential and Diorshow Lash Maximizer. ■Diamond Diva (5000 points) – you’ll receive a Dior Couture Accessory complete with deluxe minatures for touch-ups: Diorshow Extase Mascara, 5-Couleur Eyeshadow in Stylish Move and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Blossom. I can only dream of reaching Diamond Diva. lol. Cza
So i just saw The Conjuring, and i must say, SCARIEST movie i have ever seen! So i was wondering what the scariest movie you ladies have seen!? I'm not big into scary movies, being that i'm a huge scardy cat, but before i saw The Conjuring, Insidious was pretty scary to me! So what's your favorite scary movie??
Just wondering how does everyone pull off this look because I'm having trouble coming up with an acceptable classy way of pulling it off without looking unacceptable (trashy).. please share your fashion tips!! Thanks!
Toot toot! Round three of the Trans-Canadian travelling cosmetics train is now *closed* *Update* Here is the new train order! A couple of stations are friends of mine, I will be passing on their addresses to the people sending to them. Please PM the person sending to you *now* with your full name and address. If you don't have an address by Monday please contact me. If I have missed somebody on the train please contact me asap That said, Toot toot! All aboard, here we go! Ont: 1) Bcteagirl 2) Ivyxox: Passed on to Ivy, August 21st 3) Poornima: Arrived August 24th left August 27th 4) LovingLondon: Arrived September 2nd, send on September 8th: Tracking #: 0059382000696770 QC: 5) HappyGen: Arrived september 10th Sask: 6) Gayle (friend): Arrived September 24th BC: 7) Heartsmyface 8) Deesa (friend): Departed here on October 9th! Purolator #:11233766853 Ont: 9)Firespinner 10) KBmatthews 11) Yullz 12) Bcteagirl I rotated out some items so that there will be new items for the returning members. I added in some brand new Julep, Kiels, and a couple MAC. I hope everybody has a grand time, I had lots of fun putting this together! I am meeting Ivy very shortly to pass on the box to the next station! ************************************************** **** You also need to be able to meet the rules in a timely manner, keep the box moving within three days. You need to be able to post photos of what you take and link them in this thread. This is a longer train, so if you have any travel plans in the next 2-3 months, you need to include this information when you contact me. You need to: 1) Post in this thread 2) PM me, include full name, full address, if you were on a previous train, and if not the info above (Member for how long, somebody else who can vouch for you). This is a second round of a box, so there is a HUGE variety in here, so much great stuff (thank you previous participants!!). Very exciting to start a box that is such a great mix to start with. We had so much fun on the previous train (and it moved so fast!) that I know this will be great! BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE RULES! ****NO RESERVE**** ****No Swatching items from the box**** ****ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED**** ALL SEALED ITEMS are welcome, UNLESS sealed NO: Nothing you dip your fingers in if opened NO opened mascara NO opened lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze). If any of these are new, tape them shut and label them as new. Leave other lipsticks/etc untapped so people can see the colours. NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED all cosmetic/skin care samples are fine ***Other: For full sized items, there is a strict one in one out policy for drug store items: ie: If you want to trade in a drug store item, you must be taking out a drug store item (Feel free to take out extra drug store items lol). This will ensure that this box is largely of higher quality cosmetics (While still allowing for some variety). There will be just a few drug store items per box *Be polite *Don't keep the box longer than a few days (please try to keep the box moving in a timely manner) * All packages must include a tracking number, Send me (@Bcteagirl) the tracking number. *TRADE ON OR ABOVE the value of the item you took -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them - One in/one out rule for any drugstore cosmetics (which are limited) -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left -package things carefully and put things that could leak in ziplock bags **YOU MUST have a tracking number for your package, and it must be posted here! Once the train order is set, you need to PM the person who is sending to you your address right away, don't wait until the train is close to you!
I thought it would be fascinating to see how people looked at half their age. This lets everyone participate no matter what his or her age! We get to see neat hairstyles, clothing, interesting stages (Goth, etc.). Let’s have fun! Here’s how to play: find a photo of yourself at about half your age. Then find a more recent one, perhaps one you’ve posted on BT showing a makeup look, or one you particularly like. I’ll go first. Here’s a photo of me in the pre-digital-camera era, circa 1985. I couldn’t find any of this age that showed my face any closer. It’s a scan so is a bit grainy. Even back then (and when I was younger), I had smile wrinkles. LOL The recent photo is one from a WAYWT post. Does anyone want to play?
A while back I posted a thread about products or techniques that have changed your makeup, skincare or hair care. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Products -and-or-Techniques-that-Changed-Your-Makeup-Skinca ... On weekends I like to try new things, either products or techniques. Today in particular I had numerous epic fails. From one of my shadows shattering in the case (new, too, ugh) to a new BB cream providing zero coverage and actually turning my face red, to the second time this week cascading glitter all over my face from my eye shadow!! LOL I had to use makeup remover to take some stuff off it was so bad. Just wondering if anyone else experiences the same. I do like to change things up, but it doesn't always mean success.
So this little guy is my recent additional to my reptilian clan lol. He's was about 6 months old when I got him in October. I still haven't named him! Just couldn't come up with an awesome name that suited him. So please, post your suggestions! Thanks!
...to actually use the products that I buy. It's so unreasonable! Doesn't he realise if I use it it's NOT GOING TO BE AS PRETTY ANYMORE?? Is it wrong that I just want to look at the beautiful palettes and just never touch them? Obviously what I need is a duplicate of every palette I buy. One to use, and one to just look at. That seems logical, right? Does anyone else have this problem? You hate using your stuff because then it's no longer in mint condition? (Thank god I never got into collecting action figures!)
It's now officially Christmas time in our household. December 1st is the day I start my Christmas baking and the festive and sometimes annoying music is allowed to play. I just finished my first batch of cookies - peacan shortbread. This first batch never lasts the day but it is the first of many many cookies. I bake a batch (or seven) a day until Christmas and always have an eager crowd of people wanting big tins of them to take home . This is one of many traditions in our house. The baking for me is more fun than actual Christmas, haha. I'm interested in hearing about special little things you all do over your holidays. Little things you look forward to every year and the things that make you smile