Care Package Ideas

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care package ideas

If you read my post the other week about my college dorm checklist, you got a little taste of my college experience!

One thing I didn’t mention is that when I was in college, my beautiful sister Elly was always so good about sending me sweet packages. She’d go out of her way to buy things she knew I’d love based on a cute theme, and write me the most encouraging note along with it. I always appreciated that because it was a great reminder that she was thinking of me and praying for me, even when we were hundreds of miles apart.

This week begins Elly’s senior year of college, so I wanted to send her a “good luck with senior year” package! The only problem is, I was having trouble brainstorming good care package ideas. I was trying to think of care package ideas specific to her.

Then I remembered that lately, she has gotten into a big health kick, part of which means all she’ll drink is water, smoothies, and tea. So I went to Target and bought a box of Bigelow tea for her (here’s links to their Facebook and Twitter). [Read more...]

Neutrogena Makeup

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Have ya’ll ever been to Nashville? I’ve always wanted to visit there! A few years ago, Hudson and I got into the tv show “Nashville” staring Hayden Panettiere, and since then it’s been on my must-see cities bucket list! If only it weren’t 10 hours away. I know a few of you readers live there…jealous!

When watching the show, I remember seeing these “All Day Beauty” makeup videos from Hayden (yes, we are on a first name basis).

I wanted to replicate Hayden’s look, so I went to Target and bought some of the Neutrogena makeup she referenced in the videos:

  • Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup
  • Shine Control Powder
  • Healthy Volume® Mascara
  • Nourishing Eyeliner
  • MoistureSmooth Color Stick

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Football Party Food: Snickers® Dessert Recipes

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I don’t know about your friends, but mine are OBSESSED with football. College or NFL, everyone has their favorite. And the fact that we have two big NFL teams within a half hour of us doesn’t help the competition :)

So for the first preseason game, we of course decided to throw a party…and today I’ll share some of the dessert recipes with you. You know the party wouldn’t be complete without some great football party food.

We may or may not have spent the evening flipping back and forth in between games so we could see both teams! I guess our extra $25 a month more charge for internet (oh and they threw in tv too for “free”…right) came in handy for something.

I was more occupied holding our friends’ two-month old baby to really watch the game :) But it was a great evening, one of those nights where you walk away thinking, I’m so glad for friends like these. [Read more...]