Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easter Eggs and Hunt

A workmate of mine raises chickens and brought some to work for us! So we had plenty of eggs to paint for Easter. We painted them three different ways.
1. cup of water with drops of food coloring in it, dip the eggs in the water and there you have it
2. shaving cream with food coloring, drop egg in mix around, rinse
3. rice in a cup, drip food coloring in it, mix, place egg in and shake

Then we had an egg hunt with clues to guess where the place was where the egg was hidden. At the end of the hunt was the treasure...Easter bucket of goodies!
My kids enjoyed it and my daughter kept saying it was the "Best Easter ever."
It was that and the fact that we spent the afternoon at the Aquatic Center swimming, after missing the date for their Easter activities.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mikasa Brushes

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Mikasa asking if I wold be interested in some of their brushes. I am a make up brush addict so I could not resist. I ordered a set that came with a case and eight brushes.

If you are interested in their brushes you can use my code and receive a 15% discount on your purchase.
I will be posting more one these soon.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cube Timer

A timer for all sorts of situations. Would be great for cooking of getting things done in general. I can think of several uses, timing kids TV or gaming time, exercise time, bath time.
Eager to see how this works.

Metal Detector

My husband has been into metal detectors on and off for a while, but has never owned one. He always borrowed them from my dad. He recently decided on one of them! Minelab GO-FIND 44 Metal Detector
I'll write a review once it gets hotter and he is able to get out and treasure hunt!
Have you ever gone detecting or do you know someone who goes?

Have a nice weekend. It's a beautiful day here! I hope to get some sun!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bath Bomb Kit

On the 5th it was my daughter's 10th birthday and she loves making things. Lately she has been super into making slime, and when I say super I mean SUPER, making slime everyday super. So for her birthday she wanted something different and asked for a bath bomb DIY set. I got her this one. ALEX Spa DIY Bath Bombs It comes with enough material/product to make six bath bombs, three at a time. So right after she got her presents we made 3 bath bombs. This kit comes with 2 molds, a heart and a ball. It worked well. We made colorful ones. She's already used 2 of them in her bath. Once the product is all gone I will use the molds to make more when I figure out how and where to get the materials I need.

Decorating Coffee Mugs

I want to decorate a coffee mug for the bus driver at the school where I work as he is leaving.
I worked with him for a few months on the bus as a bus monitor and was pretty sad when he told me he was leaving. So I decided to get these Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers and a white mug at the Dollar Tree and give it a shot. I'll update this post and add pictures as soon as I get it done.
It will have to be soon as he is driving for us for a week after spring break which is next week. Better get on it.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Summer Lights

Every since I moved to the USA and faced the cold, snowy winter of Ohio my hair has gotten darker. I truly missed the Brazilian sunny summer days and my blonde hair. To make matters worse I cut my hair and gave it a shaggy look which chopped off the little blonde I had left. My sister then introduced me to L'Oreal Paris Summer Lights Lightening Gelee Kit, From Dark Blonde to Light Blonde Hair [02] 3.4 oz (Pack of 2). I have been using it after washing and blow drying my hair. I apply it all over my hair, then blow dry my hair again. I must admit that it works! And I absolutely love the results. It has made my hair blonde again and it doesn't dry your hair out. I doesn't smell either. I have problems with smells and if it did have a weird smell would not be using it.
I had never seen this product in Brazil. So if I ever go back I'll have to stock up on it!
Have you ever tried this? What are your thoughts? Did you like it?

Desde que eu me mudei para os EUA e tive que enfrentar o inverno frio do estado de Ohio meu cabelo tem escurecido. Sinto falta do sol brasileiro! Pra piorar cortei o cabelo e la se foi o que restava do meu cabelo loiro. Foi ai que a minha irmã me apresentou esse produto da L'Oréal L'Oreal Paris Summer Lights Lightening Gelee Kit, From Dark Blonde to Light Blonde Hair [02] 3.4 oz (Pack of 2) . Não  sei se da para achar no Brasil. Eu uso assim, lavo o cabelo, seco com a secadora passo o produto generosamente e seco novamente com a secadora. O produto não tem cheiro, ate porque detesto cheiros. Estou adorando o resultado. Usei bastante por algumas semanas e depois que clareou do jeito que eu queria comecei a usar uma ou duas vezes por semana.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oil paintings

Did some dabbing in oil paints over the weekend, something I'd never done before. Only ever worked with acrylic.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pet Shop Outing

Yesterday was a rainy day here in Athens, OH. My daughter had a play date at Burger King, but it wasn't going to well. No one wanted to play, just sitting around. Then it was suggested we go to the pet shop to see the animals. I wasn't too excited about it, but once we got there it was a great experience. My daughter loved it. She got to sit inside of the cubicle with the dog she chose! She did it twice, she liked it so much! She has always wanted a little dog...maybe someday when we have a house again!
So that is an option of something to do here in town with kids, although there were kids of all ages (adults included) there. It was something I had never seen before, people sitting in a small space with a dog, playing with it. I must confess I found it quite amusing.
We will definitely be back there!
What do you do on rainy days with your kids?

Monday, February 5, 2018


Happy Monday!
Other than being a teacher I am also a here are some recent pictures I took on a day I was feeling low and just went outside and took some shots around the grounds of the apartment complex where I live. Some days I need to go outside a get some fresh air and breathe!

Enjoy!! Have a nice week!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Blog, my own domain

Today marks the day that I got my own domain! After a few weeks of reading online and trying to figure out which one to go with I just went with the one I already had. Simpler that way!
So welcome to my blog/site!
I will try to customize it and get it all looking the way I want it to, but it definitely will not happen over night.
All that to say WELCOME to my blog! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I have been into exercising and working out since I can remember. Well, my teen years at least! But I have always wanted to be a runner, but could never get myself to do just run!
All that has been changing since moving to the US in June of 2017. Started running yahoo!!!
For Christmas hubby got us a treadmill so I am running. Not too much, not yet! Started with 1 mile and am now up to two. I did three miles a few days, but then I didn't get to it everyday so couldn't keep it up...back down to 2 then 2.5. Trying to work up to 5! I wanna run in a marathon...THIS YEAR!!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Boat Theme

Here are some pics from around town for my boat theme...