Monday, February 27, 2017

Is Under Eye Liner For Women Over 40?

I don't know why, but a few weeks ago, I started "borrowing" Alise's liquid eye liner. She hardly ever wears it anymore since cheer is over and well, it was there for the taking. What can I say? 

One morning, she walked in the bathroom while I was lining under my eyes and she said, "Oh, Mama!  Don't do that! That looks retarded." Sass much?

Y'all know I'm an 80's girl. Hell, I lived the days of bright BLUE eyeliner under my eyes and I'm still here to talk about it. I remember my mother using liquid eye liner {and bright blue eyeshadow!} back in the day and it was the kind that came in a single palette with a thin brush and she had to mix it with water. But, alas, those days are gone and my question today is:

Should women over 40 still line under their eyes?

I'll be honest.  I haven't used eye liner in years.  I keep some in my make up bag for date nights and if I get a wild hair one day to wear it, but for the most part, I don't even wear it on top of my eyes. Now back in the day of the cat eye, I could rock an awesome wing! And maybe I should clarify that I'm not putting the liner ON my bottom eye lid; it's more like under my bottom lash line. And it's a very, very thin line.

I read recently that older women who line their eyes can make them look heavy and sagging. Who wants that?! I am in NO WAY disputing you beauties who still line your eyes. I think it's great! Really, I do. I think it always comes back to your personal preference. Seriously.  Please don't send me hate mail over eye liner!

One thing I do know is that I don't like Alise's liquid eye liner {I'm too lazy to go look at what brand it is right now, but if you're really curious, let me know and I'll get up off the couch and go find out for you}. After I apply a thin line and blink, that pin line becomes a freaking ROAD under my eye and I usually have to blot it with a kleenex and then I wonder why in the world am I putting myself through this? 

Seriously, the best thing on the market right now for under the eye is this eye cream.  I love it! My eyes look so much brighter, and y'all! I don't even have to use my bye bye cream anymore! I totally recommend it!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Senior Night Outfit Ideas

Okay so this whole Senior Night thing is really freaking me out! I have no idea what to wear!

Y'all know that I am a cheer mom. I cheer for both my girls in whatever they play, but I don't pride myself on yoga pants, jeans, and t-shirts. Okay, maybe around the house, but not in public.  Ok. Maybe Walmart.  But that's it.

When Stephanie was telling me "the plans" for SN, she said, "You can just wear the t-shirt you have with my name and number on it."

I looked at her like she had hit her head.

I said, "I'm not wearing a t-shirt in front of everybody!  Are you crazy?  I'm wearing a dress and boots!"

She just looked at me with this blank look on her face.  After about five seconds, she said, "Ok."

Obviously, we don't share the same wardrobe tastes.

And then I saw a pic of one of my friends with her son on SN on IG. Guess what she was wearing!  A school t-shirt and jeans. I was like, "Ok.  Maybe I'm making too much of a big deal about this."

But it's Senior Night! We're suppose to be celebrating! I don't wanna wear a t-shirt!

Here are a few outfits that I like for inspiration other than a dress and boots.

Love the leopard and black combo {Duh!}, but not necessarily the jacket idea.  No heels and glasses, either.  I don't want to break my neck!

This look is simple and one that I think Steph would "approve" of. 

Seriously considering wearing my moto jacket and boots! I haven't worn my jacket in a while - thanks to the mild winter - and this pic reminded me that I actually own one! No scarf. 

I really wanna wear my knee boots, but I don't want to present myself as a hoochie mama, either! 

I have several kimonos so those are an option, too.

So what do y'all think?!  Help a girl out!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday ~ February 2017

It's the last Wednesday in the month and that means it's time to link up with Shay at Mix & Match Mama for What's Up Wednesday!

What We're Eating This Week...I made Miranda Lambert's Mom's Meatloaf, which is my absolute favorite, smashed potatoes, green beans and cornbread this past Sunday for supper so that Stephanie could have a good, "home cooked" meal before she hits the road today for five days {I'm so jealous that the team is going to Myrtle Beach.  I was suppose to go, but it just didn't work out with my work schedule}.  I topped it off later that night with brownie ala modes. The only other meal I have planned for the week is shrimp and grits per Alise's request. Yum! Oh!  And then my parents are coming over Friday night for crawfish etouffee.  Guess we're going all cajun-y this week for Mardi Gras!

What I'm Reminiscing This Week... Nada.

What I'm loving...My girlfriends. The girls and I recently had drinks and apps at a new restaurant in town one Friday evening a few weeks ago.  We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the glassed fire pits, the river, and a nice breeze!

What We've Been Up To...Alise got a new math teacher after Christmas break and can you believe her teacher also taught me in high school?!  Gosh, I feel old! I mentioned that she has also decided not to cheer next year and as of today, I'm totally fine with it. Her happiness means more to me than anything. We've been trying to find a new home for Stephanie's cat, aka "Satan." You may have seen my Snaps with this crazy cat. Short story is that she wasn't suppose to have a cat in her apartment, got caught, nearly got fined, and now we've been trying to find a temporary home for this thing until she graduates! Wayne and I were not happy at all when she got it and he refuses to let the cat stay with us. She's crying and upset, I'm crying and upset because she's upset and Wayne is still saying no. It's been a helluva week at our house! Over a blasted cat!

What I'm Dreading...Senior Night is coming up and I am oh-so dreading it. The university makes a big to-do out of it and I'm worried about Stephanie and how she will handle playing her last college basketball game. I've told her to enjoy these last few games because she will never get them back.

What I'm Working On...Drinking more H2O and laying off the Diet Coke. Again.

What I'm Excited About...Seeing Bon Jovi in concert and getting away with Wayne for a very long - and much needed - weekend vacay!

What I'm Watching And Reading...This past weekend, the WBB team was on ESPN! It was our pink out game and of course we were there!  All four of us were on national TV! So exciting! I laughed so hard because the girls absolutely hate those pink uniforms, but I love them! When Steph came over Sunday night, we re-watched the game. I finished A Man Called Ove and absolutely loved it!  The best book I've read all year! I did not like James Patterson's new Alex Cross book, Cross The Line.  And I finally got around to reading the latest book in one of my favorite series by Michael Connelly, The Wrong Side Of Goodbye. It's probably my favorite book in the Harry Bosch series. I'm currently reading, Behind Closed Doors and really liking it so far.

What I'm Listening To...I finally found the Bon Jovi channel on XM again!  It's channel 18.

What I'm Wearing... Date night this past weekend. I found my old KISS t-shirt and decided to wear it with Alise's lace choker and knee boots to dinner Saturday night!

And just to prove to y'all that I have big hair, here's a pic!

My BFF Andrea sent me this choker last week after seeing it on my blog a few months ago! She is the absolute best! I love it! It just needs a little "lying flat" from the mailing and it'll be good to go! And I'm still looking for the perfect outfit to wear it with! Promises for pics soon1

What I'm Doing This Weekend...Hoping to get a good start on cleaning our yard from the winter months. As much as I hate to admit it, I think spring has arrived in Louisiana and it's time to get the yard, pool, and outdoor kitchen ready for entertaining. First on the list is a crawfish boil with friends in a few weeks!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...Bon Jovi!! Have I already mentioned this?!

What Else Is New...Alise is on spring break next week. While Baby Girl stays up late and sleeps in, this mama is going to enjoy not having to fix lunches, not having to stay on top of laundry, and most importantly, not STUDYING! Needless to say, this Mama is taking a break next week, too!

Happy Wednesday, Loves! I hope it's the best day of the week for you!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites: Posts

Hello Friends!

How was your Valentine's Day?

Remember all the stuff I said about staying home and celebrating as a family? Whell....I might have changed my mind when I saw the PWAT Vday option pop up on my FB feed`. And so, we DID still celebrate as a family, and stuffed ourselves with tacos since, of course, it was Taco Tuesday, but the girls and I also enjoyed a fun night of painting, too!

This Friday, I've decided to re-share some of my favorite posts so far this year. Maybe you've read them already; maybe you haven't; and maybe you really don't want to and that's okay, too. I simply haven't had time this week to pull together a list of favorites, other than the fact that my family will always be my #1!


Is Matte Lipstick For Women Over 40?

My Favorite Winter Outfits

My Favorite Make Up Products

Valentine Date Night Ideas

My Loves

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Loves

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all and welcome to Show & Tell. Today's topic is to reintroduce you to my loves.  Y'all already know that I share alot about our family life here and so I find myself really at a loss to tell you more about the three most important people in my life. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm not sure. In case you missed it, though, you can check out a post I wrote recently highlighting three things about Wayne and the girls. And so now on to why I love them.

The love of my life. This man treats me like a queen and I know there isn't anything in this world he wouldn't do for me. He has been my rock through out our {almost!} twenty-two year marriage and can read me like a book. We definitely complement each other: he's the extrovert and I like to stick to myself. I am at my happiest when I'm with him and he makes me laugh hysterically. Wayne has never been lazy and has always worked hard and tirelessly so that "his girls" can enjoy the things we like to do. And we won't mention how many ledges he's had to talk me down from. Ha! Love you, Babe!

Forever my Baby Girl. When I was younger, I remember making a list of all the great things my daughter would do one day. She was going to dance and cheer and make good grades. She would have blonde hair and blue eyes and we would be the best of friends. And guess what! All those things came true. This past weekend, we had a "sleep over" and we piled up in my bed and stayed up late watching Gilmore Girls and eating popcorn.  She told me, "Mama, this is the best sleep over ever!"  Night made! Lately, I've been struggling with trying not to just "brush off" the things she shares with me about school or how her friends treat her because I'm busy at the moment. I need to remember to take the time and use these opportunities as talking points with my tween. But I am SO proud of her! Alise really is a great kid and I love her very, very much. Now if we can just make it through middle school!

My second chance. Oh, this girl!  Where do I begin? From the first day I saw her on the court, there has been this bond between us. We both fill voids in each others lives that neither of us ever really knew we had. And twenty-two years to the day almost, I get to be the mom she never had. One word: blessed. Our relationship is hard sometimes for so many reasons, and just like all daughters, she drives me crazy, but we never give up on each other. She is learning the value of family and what it means to put those you love first. Stephanie is a true "Millennial" in every since of the word and not a southern belle  - but I'm working on that part! She will always be my favorite college women's basketball player, my favorite #25, my favorite rebounder and blocker (I can say that because Alise plays a different position!) and I will always be her biggest fan! I love her so, so much! Praying we can make it to college graduation in May!

So these are my peeps, my family, my loves, and I can't wait to celebrate with them today! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with the ones you love today, too!