What’s in your purse?

Oh how I wish I were one of those girls who was perfectly content with carrying a small handbag consisting of my wallet, keys and cell phone. But I’m not, I am the girl who get’s anxiety when I have to choose which precious items to bring in a small clutch on a night out.

I don’t understand how a woman can feel comfortable leaving the house without certain “just in case” items. While organizing my purse last week, I decided to lay everything out and try to downsize. Needless to say, I wasn’t terribly successful.

After de-cluttering I was left with the following:

An agenda

Wallet

Notepad

Sunglasses

Tire pressure checker?

Hair clips

Hand lotion

Deodorant

Craisins

Listerine mist

Blot sheets

Tanning goggles

Nail glue

Cuticle oil

Cuticle balm

Nail file

Nail polish remover pads

4 lip glosses

1 lip stick

Business cards

4 Pens

1 Highlighter

Tampons

Mace

Wet naps

A computer/phone screen cleaner

Hairspray

Tylenol

A small sewing kit

 In the black bag are bobby pins, a small lint roller and other misc. items. Also, not photographed are my keys, cell and on-the-go makeup bag*

Normally, carrying this many items in one bag would be a messy nightmare, but lucky for me, I have a FABULOUS as seen on TV product that is actually super practical and 100% effective. The Kangaroo Keeper!

It’s so perfect for any purse, particularly a bag with no structure.

Do you carry any of the same things as me? Or are you one of the lucky-to-be-low maintenance ladies?

What is your piece of “naked-without” jewelry?

Many girls have something that when they forget to put on they feel “naked-without”. My Mom always said it was her earrings, some have to be wearing a necklace…me? I have a single gold band ring that I wear on my right index finger. I couldn’t tell you where I got it, I honestly don’t even like it- but I’ve have had it on that finger since 2002 or so, and I never, never, never take it off, no matter where I’m going.

It’s been on for so long that I now have a permanent indent/tan line on my index finger.

I feel so weird when this ring is removed for even a second. I literally feel naked without it!
Is there a piece of jewlery that you wear every single day?

Candles and Diamonds? I’m In!

I recently stumbled across the cutest thing…Diamond Candles! (Oddly enough, I found them via JWOWW’s blog).

I absolutely LOVE candles, I burn them at home, at work, everywhere! I was so intrigued, because these aren’t your average candles- each one actually has a ring inside… a ring that ranges in price from $10-$5,000! Once the candle burns down, you retrieve your jewels.

Here are a few of the rings that customers have shared on the Diamond Candles Facebook page!

How fun is this?! It’s like a girly Cracker Jack box with a better prize, and less calories!

Diamond Candles carry nearly every scent, and each one is only $24.95. I cannot wait to order mine!

To learn more about their company and scope out some of the other gems that have been found check out their Facebook page.

Have you or anyone you know bought a Diamond Candle? Let me know what kind of ring you found! 🙂

A healthy WEEK deserves a weekend CHEAT :)

I made it through another week of healthiness! So of course I cheated a bit this weekend; luckily, not nearly AS bad as last.

We made pizza Friday night, I created a caramelized onion pizza and Mike made hamburgER (he says “hamburg” but that word bugs me out…not sure why, but I don’t like it lol). Saturday I had a Reeses cup and bowl of home made strawberry shortcake around noon while I was busy being lazy. Come late night I was starving, and had been craving McDonalds french fries all week, so I caved- I swear it may have been the best McDonalds I had ever eaten.

Sunday I spent on the couch witnessing this madness, and was pretty good about not over-indulging in the huge tray of yummy chipolte flavored nachos that were on the table. I had a slice of strawberry ice cream cake and a chocolate, peanut butter, frosted flake treat that I had made earlier that day!

Again, not the best choices, but I feel like I earn my right to a little junk after five days of fruits, veggies, and multi-grain. The good thing is, come Monday morning, I am SO ready to get back into my health spree 🙂

While you were watching the NFC Championship….I was watching this.

I spent my Sunday as I usually do- in front of the television (with a slight attitude as I was missing yet another episode of Bravo’s Real Housewives), watching my boyfriend nearly die of heart failure during the Giants game.

Seeing as I really had no serious attachment to the game, I spent the full 6+ hours of Sunday football tending to my cuticles, making my grocery list, tweeting, and documenting the absolute craziness that I was witnessing.

Watching a man watch sports is a sport in itself. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths they will go to root for their team. Yesterday was quite a spectacle…let me give you a photographic play by play (no pun intended) 😉

PIC 1) The game started out like any other, relaxing on the couch, eating, joking…all fun and games.

…Then the other team scored.

PIC 2) Fun and games are over. Time to lose the sweatshirt, and stand for the next 3 hours.

PICS 3/4) It is important to bring bring an inanimate object into play- something to  lean on, kick around, rest on for extra support.

We made it through the first half alive and well. The game was close, but there was still plenty of time for the Giants to pull through for the W. The second half began…

PIC 5) The Giants started to slack a bit, Mike had to leave the room. He *couldn’t* watch. So he sat in the bathroom…praying. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture, I didn’t want to bother him during those personal moments. When the G-Men picked it back up, he was alerted by one of the other males in the room, and returned in a jersey. As he entered the room he pointed to his jersey… said, and I quote ” I think I needed to rep my team, they FEEL this!” Sure they do, babe.

PIC 6) At this time we weren’t doing so hot, so Mike started taunting the other team.. “How are YOU gunna sleep tonight?!” he told one of the guys on the bench. “Just score the ****** touchdown! Just score the touchdown, how about THAT!?” he yelled at one of the Giants players. When they didn’t score the touchdown, he went back to the bathroom to pray lol.

PIC 7) This was interesting. He came back and decided brush his teeth…for about 8-10 minutes.

The screaming, pacing and jumping continued; I swear you would have thought I were sitting in on an advanced cardio class.

PIC 8) The squats. Up down, up down, up down- we were headed towards overtime.

PIC 9) The 49er’s fumble after one of the Giants knock the ball out of their hands…“TIGHTEN UP BOY! TIGHTEN UP! HAAAAA!” ………”Are they CRYING!?” It was coming down to the wire…the Giants were in position to make a field goal and win the whole thing in overtime. It was tense in that room- thinking back, I don’t think I was breathing. “This is where dreams are made boys!….PRAY! I’m right there with you!” he yelled in an effort to comfort his team.

10) They made the goal and were on their way to play the New England Patriots in the 2012 Superbowl.”SEE YOU IN THE SUPERBOWL SONNNN!!!!” And then this happened…a Peter Pan-like jump(?!) I am so glad I was able to document the burst from this boy.

Lot’s of celebrating, screaming, and cheering went on as everyone rushed the field. And then began the calls…….

I guess it’s standard for guys to call EVERY OTHER GUY who is NOT a fan of their team to remind them that THEIR team just won…(sore winner if you ask me) 😉

Mike made not one, not two, but THREE calls to Giants haters.

The best call was left on the voicemail of some kid who had a nasty status about the Giants on his Facebook. Mike had met him once, but I think he may be seeing him again “I HOPE YOU SEE ME IN YOUR DREAMS! NEXT TO ELI, JACOBS AND BRADSHAW!!”  …was that really necessary? I really didn’t think so, but I wasn’t going to interrupt procedure.

After calls were done, it was all smiles and relief. My boyfriend is a certified nut job, but I love him.

All I can think is thank God the Giants didn’t lose. We’re safe for now, but come Superbowl time things may get really ugly.

I know I’m not the only girl subjected to the madness of a sports fanatic. What team does your man go ga-ga for?

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