Saturday, June 30, 2012

My favorite things...for girls only.. or guys that want to buy awesome gifts for girls.. or girls that want to spend money that their husbands don't know about.

All my friends know that my dream job would be a QVC host! :) I love, what addicts call, "The Q". I never really sit for hours on end and watch it on TV but I manage to check their site ..ummm.....ummm ...everyday to see what the TSV (Today's Special Value, for you non Q lovers) is. Thanks to the Q, I have discovered some can not live without products. Here are just a few that I think every girl needs. 

So, just pretend I'm Oprah for the next three minutes that you read this and that my recommendations can lock down product websites,cause women to fight each other in the store, and keep Steadman up for the next twenty years.. A girl can dream ...right? Here are my top three in no particular order....

1. Philosophy's Amazing Graze- This is without a doubt the best! It smells so good and clean and not perfummy (Is that a word?). Every time I wear it I get comments on how great I smell. Ok- that's kinda weird I know. But, one time a man tracked me down across a parking lot just to tell me how good I smelled....honest truth! This product is not strong and I can never smell it on myself but others do.

philosophy super-size amazing grace spray      fragrance 4 oz
Amazing Grace is the best fragrance to start with in their line.

2. Clarisonic- This little tool is awesome! It is worth every penny. It takes more dirt off of your face than you could ever imagine and your moisturizer just melts in after you use it.  I try to use it three times per week and always take it with me when I travel.  Prepare to be grossed out the first time you use it. It's like the door to door vacuum sales people who come to your house for a demo and disgust you with how dirty your house actually is ....and then you write a 2,000 check. This is cheaper and you will be equally grossed out the first time you remove the invisible grime from your face. Go for it!.

Clarisonic Mia is available in multiple colors
Comes in tons of fun colors.

3. Finally one of my most prized possessions.... the Vitamix! This is costly but it is a MUST HAVE! This is truly an amazing machine. If you are looking to trick you husband, kids or friends into drinking a mass quantity of vegetables and ask for more ...get an vitamix. My daughter loves to make รค special drink". I could use this multiple times a day but I usually end up using it a solid 3 days a week. I promise your life is not complete until you have one..... no seriously order it now!

Reconditioned Vitamix
Every mom needs one

Monday, June 25, 2012

Baseball Birds and the Fundamentals

I am siting in the bedroom listening to the sounds of cheers from the living room. You see, not only are we a family of birds but we are a fan of the birds.......Gamecocks that is! :) My husband, his brother Matthew and their buddy Brant are pretty much as serious as it gets when it comes to Carolina sports. They are VERY superstitious and since the last game the Cocks won I was actually in the bedroom I could tell that they were all secretly wishing I would make an exit in hopes that simple action of moving rooms would turn the score around.

My husband has already trained my sweet daughter at the tender young age of three to believe that "Clemson stinks" and that "Georgia Bulldogs are low down dirty dogs that cheat". He seems pleased that she will repeat these mantras on demand. He stands back with a sense of pride and a glimmer in his eye as she confirms his deep seeded hate for Clemson beliefs of football. :)

The moral of this story is that my daughter may not actually go to Kindergarten knowing how to read but she will understand the fundamentals of being a fan of the birds.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blogging Birds

OK so, I never thought about doing this before BUT I have been inspired by my friend Sharon Anderson to start blogging I am! :)  I decided to name the blog Three Birds on Blyth since we often call my three year old daughter "Charley Bird". And my husband, well, anyone that knows him would have to say he is a funny bird! By that I mean he is quite possibly the funniest person that I know and I love him because he keeps me laughing!  You can see an example of his humor every Sunday in the local paper and I never know if I am going to show up in there as I did this week.

OK, who used all the body butter...

So, I am the third bird and together we live on Blyth Ave!

My Husband and I have been married for 10 years this year and have a beautiful 3 year old girl named Charley. My husband is actually a writer so I am sure he will cringe as he reads my run on sentences and bad spelling.