Carryon Essentials for a Long Haul Flight


Ear Plugs

Water Bottle

Clean underwear 

A Good Book (you’ve already started-you don’t want to risk being stuck with a lemon of a book) I loved 

Hand Santirizer

Cleansing Wipes

Toothbrush & Toothpaste


Hair tie 

Facial Wipes


Phone charger battery

Compression socks

Glasses, contact solution & case (or this is when I use Dailies contact lenses)




iPad (loaded with more shows than you think you need)

Spotted at TJ Maxx

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to wander the aisles of TJ Maxx. Here’s what caught my eye (I bought items 2-4). 

Theory Satin Bomber jacket $29.99

Bright Starts Silly Safari Activity May $20

Dog Tornado food puzzle game $12.99

Australian Beach Prints- Framed $29.99

Happy Shopping!

Ipsy Review: February

I was so excited when I saw the spoilers for the February Ipsy bag. The possibility of Bye Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics or Mary-Lou Manizer by theBalm?! Yes, please. 

Unfortunately, I received neither. 

First, what I’m excited about….. Maybe the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil?

And I love a possible hair miracle: My Amazing Hair Secret. 

I’m not a big perfume fan and mentioned that face in my profile. This month I received  Jor’el Parker perfume.     
Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enchancer. 

Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat. 

Again, not too excited about my bag (Although the makeup bag itself is adorable). One more month and I’m out. How was your February bag? Were you one of the lucky ones?

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Spotted at…… Marshalls: Bare Minerals Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette $29.99

 Not a smokin hot deal….but a savings of $4 on this BareMinerals Ready to Go Complexion Perfection Palette. It has 4 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews on  

This set contains: 

– bareMinerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

– bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 

– bareMinerals READY Bronzer 

– bareMinerals READY Luminizer 

– Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

– Mini Precision Face Brush 

– Mini Tapered Face Brush 

– Keepsake Makeup Clutch

Spotted in Arizona. 

Traveling with Children: United Club Family (only) Room – HoustonĀ 

Traveling with a toddler is never easy and delays can make for such a long, hard day. Currently, we are in Houston with a 6 hour delay. 

Thankfully, I had been saving some United Club passes and thank goodness I didn’t use them in Phoenix this morning.

 We arrived in Houston and headed to the United Club. After walking around, my husband found this gem, the Family Room. This room is for families with children under 12 years of age only. 

When you first enter there is a dining table, perfect for eating or working. 

A little family room area with a TV. 

And a children’s play area.

Considering our delay is so long, this has been such an amazing place to stay and pass the time. 

The United Club offers basic food and drinks, nothing fancy, but enough to snack on. (Coffee, tea, juices, hummus, pita, soup, cheese, trail mix, fruit, etc). 

Happy Traveling!

Resubscriping to Ipsy: January Review

Although I’m Marie Kondoing, and she must cringe in horror at the waste of subscription boxes, I am draw to the excitement of a surprise. As a kid, I was a total sucker for any “surprise grab bag”. It was a thrill and still is (perhaps I need some more excitement in my life).

I decided I’d resubscribe and donate the products I didn’t like or need.

I won’t lie, my January bag was a let down;
On my profile, I said no to eyeliners…..yet received one.

These eyeshadows…….so unflattering on my pale skin tone.

Brushes are good, but as you saw in my recent Marie Kondo update, I had too many brushes that didn’t serve a purpose. This one is ok.


And this hand lotion….just ok. Nothing I’d buy on my own


The eye countour cream was a hit as I love to try out new potions and face lotions


For $10 I guess I’m being too picky……but I do expect that they honor my no eyeliner request! I’ll give it another month or two and reevaluate this subscription.

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