Planner Sticker Organization

So as I showed in my previous post I bought a lot of stickers. I have since bought more. I needed a way to see them easily so I don’t doubt buy. I found the perfect set up inexpensively at Wal-mart. I purchased a small binder such as this one.

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I then purchased plastic inserts to put in it that fit.

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And here they are inserted and what they look like on the inside.

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And of course with the stickers in them.

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I find this to be perfect for my needs and it holds three packs of fifteen protectors easily. The binder was around 2.88 and each pack of protects was around 2.47. Not much investment to keep my stickers nice and organized. Do you have a way you organize your stickers? If so please share below.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Last week I went to a state park in Missouri. It was a beautiful day but the pictures don’t do it justice since it was February and everything was brown. I am posting about it anyway as it has a unique history and if you ever get a chance you should check it out.

Per the website Mo State Parks “Robert M. Snyder, a wealthy Kansas City businessman, first visited the site in 1903 and was so impressed that he eventually purchased more than 5,000 acres. He envisioned a private retreat with a European-style castle, with a center atrium rising three and one-half stories to a skylight. Snyder also planned an 80-foot-high water tower, greenhouses and a carriage house. Construction began in 1905 only to be halted a year later with the untimely death of Snyder in one of the state’s first automobile accidents. Snyder’s sons finished building their father’s dream, though not quite as elaborately as originally planned. Eventually, the property was leased for use as a hotel, until tragedy struck in 1942. The entire interior was gutted by fire when sparks from a chimney ignited the roof. The carriage house burned the same day and in 1976, the water tower was burned by vandals. Today only ruins remain.”

I did not go to the Castle area this day but I will visit it when things are green and take photos to share with you all. I did go to the Natural Spring which is beautiful in of itself. Here are the photos from that day.

Do you go on nature walks? What is the most beautiful place you have been? Please share in the comments.

2017 Goals

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I know it’s way past New Years and resolution times but I thought I would take a moment to write down my goals for 2017.

  1. To become financially prepared. What I mean by that is I plan ahead for family vacations and bills. I usually live pay check to pay check. This year I would like to start a savings for things I want to do.
  2. To become more organized. I have purchased two planners to make this happen. One for my life and one for my work. I wanted to keep the life one as a keepsake and didn’t want to put daily appointments in it so I plan on having two. I want to track water intake, finances, to do lists, you name it I want to plan it.
  3. To live a life more fulfilled. Last year was not a good year. I want this one to be improved and the only way I am going to make it happen is if I go after it. I have to be proactive and I have already made some choices in that direction.
  4. Lastly, I want to find me again. I have lost myself in work and being a mom that I don’t know who I am at my core. I miss the old me and though I don’t want to be her as I like being wiser some parts of her I would like to get back and infuse with who I am now. I hope that made sense lol

What are your goals for 2017? Please share them with me as I would like to know and interact with all of you.

Walmart Mini Haul

I went to Walmart today and picked up a few things. I wanted to try the True Match Lumi Health Luminous Makeup. It is suppose to be a dupe for the Armani Luminous Silk. I haven’t tried either but after trying the very matte Wet n Wild Photo Ready foundation I thought it would be nice to have a dewy finish foundation. I got it in W3 which ended up being too dark for my winter color. I will have to take it back. I still wanted to share it with you and show the color and finish.

The website describes it as…

“Medium coverage. Skin-improving. Luminous finish.

Finally, makeup that creates skin so healthy – it’s luminous! True Match™ Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup combines 3 powerful ingredients that work to improve your complexion the more you wear them. 40% pure water for all-day hydration. Antioxidants and Vitamins C and E for improved clarity and skin tone. And Liquid Light Technology for an instant, luminous glow. Isn’t it time you met your match?

See the Results:
Instantly: skins illuminated.
In 1 Month: skin is clearer, healthier, more luminous

Finish: Luminous
SPF: 20
Coverage: Lightweight, buildable coverage that lasts up to 8 hours
Skin Type: For all skin types. Safe for sensitive skin.

Available in 15 true-to-skin shades in warms, neutrals, and cools.”

I liked the finish on me but like I said the color was off. It applied easily and left a luminous finish. I will have a picture below with me wearing it with no powder. It was a first impression so I can’t attest to the longevity of the foundation.

Next I bought L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Silky Eyeliner in Plum/Prune. It is creamy and the color was very pigmented. When I used it in the picture below it did seem to skip on my eyes. I will need to play with it some more as it could have been user error. It does smudge for a smoky look then not budge once set.

The website describes it as smudge proof with sixteen hour wear. It comes in six shades. I was not wow’d by this and won’t buy another one.

Next I bought two Real Technique sponges. I have a Beauty Blender that I am not actually fond of but I LOVED using the real technique sponge. I felt it really helped the makeup glide on seemlessly and effortlessly. I will totally repurchase this. I plan on doing a comparison post so look forward to that. 🙂

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Lastly, I needed to purchase my favorite cleanser I was out of. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. I swear by this for removing makeup. I use this to remove it then a different cleanser to double clean the face. It is just how I do it. I plan on doing a skin care routine post in the future as well. It is non greasy and non irritating.

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Here is a picture of the eyeliner and the foundation with a little concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush on. I did not powder the foundation as I wanted you to see the finish.

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As you can see the eyeliner is very vibrant and a beautiful purple color while the foundation is a nice finish (I think anyway) it doesn’t match my neck. I will be getting it in a lighter shade and maybe a more neutral undertone. That is the problem with buying at the drugstore you have to guess what shade you are. Thankfully here in the US with your receipt you can return or exchange it.

Have you tried any of these products do you like them? Do you have any thoughts on the foundation or what I should try next?

Our New President

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I like this tweet because no matter who you voted for President Trump is who is our leader for the next four years. I am hoping he succeeds. I am tentative in my resolve that we will be better as a nation but I am determined to be respectful. I know starting this blog with a political statement may seem odd but I truly mean it when I say this blog will be random posts. I just hope it ultimately spreads kindness.