Content by Mauricio Benson
My whole life I have been a big fan of burritos. They are probably one of my favorite all time foods. My husband and I have always liked Mexican food, but when they started opening up all these burrito places we started going to them all the time. Our favorite place is not real fancy. In fact, you just go up to the counter and tell the person working there what you want on the burrito as you go down the line. They stack everything up for you and then roll it up into a giant burrito. Then you just go find a table and pick up a drink and salsa for your chips. It is mostly self-serve except for fixing the burrito. You see a little bit of everything at this place. On one side you listen to all this crazy oldie music. There are pictures all around the room that look like famous musicians, but they are really just impersonators. The other room is where you can watch television. I made a comment one time to someone who worked there that the program we were watching was so clear, and she told me that it was satellite television they got from DIRECTV Boise. Once we get finished eating our giant burritos we usually are so full we feel like we need to be rolled out to our car. I usually can’t eat the next day because I am still full from the night before.
Almost every year I reminisce about my kid's births and their days growing up. Today is no different. Today is my oldest son, Konnor's 6th birthday!!! 6th!? Where has time gone? He is quickly growing up into an independent little guy.
Here is my 6 year old on his weekend birthday celebration. We celebrated with our closest friends and his cousins. These kids are our friend's kids which I've seen grow up and Konnor has grown up with as well. They are all very close and I think it's awesome seeing them be such great friends.
Without carrying this blog post on too long with me reminiscing and pouring my heart out into tears, I will end this by saying, I love my baby boy. My first born, my smart and witty son. The one who has always been eager to learn and independent. The one who is funny, talented, a stellar student, strong willed, soft hearted, friendly and most of all the who changed my life. I will do anything and everything for my son and support him throughout his life choices.
Happy, Happy Birthday Konnor!!
Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you and only wish for the best for you. Keep it up and you will do wonderful in the future.
Read the post on his birth day and the beginning of our life as first time parents starting 6 years ago, here at McMaster Family Blog
7:52 PMMelanie M.
On a recent trip to Rite Aid I browsed through the beauty aisle and came across a Revlon Color stay display of the new Longwear Nail Enamel. On the display it claimed to have "gel like shine and up to 11 days shatterproof color". Because I've had such bad luck with chipping nail polish I wanted to try it. There weren't too many colors available at Rite Aid, but I did find this one called Bold Sangria.
I found that the color did shine as a gel manicure. But it did not last very long. It lasted just as long as any other polish of mine would when using Seche Vite or my Milani Top Coat. On the website it states "gel like shine and up to 11 days of shatterproof color when used with Revlon base and top coat."
Overall I still like the colors available as well as the brush and shine.
The Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel comes in 32 shades.
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On our recent trip to my parents house in Las Vegas, my parents had a chance to have all the grandkids together at once.
|The Grandsons and the only Granddaughter|
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- Heart shaped Crayons
- Shaped pancakes
- Make my own pizzas
Fun Shaped Crayons
-Break up crayons
-Use a silicone mold of any shape of your choice
-Bake at 250degrees for 15 minutes.
Fun shaped pancakes (inspired by)
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-Condiments squeeze bottle(s)
-assortment of fruits or garnish (optional)
-assortment of fruits or garnish (optional)
-Toppings (mozzerella cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers..etc)
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This product comes in a 6week supply. The sales lady at Ulta suggested I cut each pad in half in order to have it last 12 weeks. That's exactly what I did.
I never really used a lot of product on my face such as foundations and makeup. I wouldn't say I had a lot of scars or anything, it was more uneven skin tone. Of course I wish I had that "porcelain" doll look, but that was a long shot. Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 claims to show improvement of fine lines and wrinkles after one month if used twice daily.
Skin care: I had no real skin care regimine prior to my trip to Ulta. I used a Neutragena cleanser and a moisturizer from Mark.
Skin type: Oily/Combination during the Summer. Dry spots in the Winter.
Overall I liked the way the performance peel felt on my skin. I felt like it was working. I continue to use this product and would recommend it to someone who doesn't have a lot of scars. It's a perfect at home treatment without spending too much money.
I have since repurchased it several times and even took a break using it for 2 months. My skin has never looked better. And with this I can still just use a tinted moisturizer for an even coverage rather than a full coverage foundation. Or sometimes even just concealer and powder.
Definitely one of my favorite's and gives me that extra boost when pampering my skin.
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With the celebration of Lent upon us. It's time to think about what we will be giving up and sacrificing for the 40 days. The traditional purpose of Lent is to commit to fasting or to give up a luxury as a form of penitence.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a special time for prayer, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the Easter celebration.
Every year I always give up something during Lent and this year I decided to get the kids involved. I asked them to think about something they could sacrifice, and give up for 40 days. My oldest, 6 said, "Macaroni and Cheese". My youngest, 4 said, "french fries". I thought both their answers were quite promising as they completely understood what I was asking. My little one and I will start our morning with 8am Mass for Ash Wednesday.
What does Lent meant to YOU?
What are you giving up for the 40 days?
For me, I will now always remember finally making the commitment to enter Adult RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) and receive my confirmation. I did this last year and will always remember my journey through the process. Because I have already given up a lot of things such as foods to change my diet, this Lent season, I am giving up sushi!
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These fantabulous color tattoo shadows by Maybelline have been reviewed everywhere. They were flying off the racks when they first came out. These are the ones I have. They are very comparable to the MAC paint pots, but of course more affordable..drugstore products!!! Unfortunately these photos don't do these colors justice. I don't know what happened to my camera. These colors (and even the ones I didn't purchase) are so vibrant and very pigmented. I like using them as a base for long lasting coverage.
Tough as Taupe, Painted Purple, Pomegranate Punk, Tenacious Teal
You've probably already seen them all over You Tube with many beauty gurus or in the stores. Target, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid have been selling them off the shelves in the first few weeks they came out. I have since also purchased the white shadow (Too Cool). I wouldn't say they last a full 24hrs, but they do come close. My eyelids crease a lot even with a good primer, but using this as a base definitely helps from keeping my color from fading and creasing. This stuff just doesn't budge!