About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

Fun Stuff For Your Hair

Fun Stuff For Your Hair - AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel & Scünci Rhinestone Ribbon Metal Choker HeadwrapBeauty Brite Disclosure

AQUIS® and Scünci have some really wonderful products that I’m enjoying lately. Wrapping my long hair in a regular bath towel is a chore and is so bulky. But, I have found the perfect solution to that problem with AQUIS® Lisse Luxe Hair Towels. They are slim and non-bulky, super soft and absorb moisture from my hair so much better than bath towels.

I love my long hair, but it often falls down around my face when I’m looking down or bending or crouching. It’s pretty irritating because it’s thick and blocks my view from what I’m trying to see or do. Scünci Rhinestone, Ribbon and Metal Flower Choker Headwraps are a fun way to keep those long locks from obstructing my view. Much better than my usual method, which is to stick a pair of sunglasses on my head rain or shine. And it’s a different look than gathering hair back in a barrette, too…. [read more]

Fall For New Shades From Milani And Jordana

Fall For New Shades From Milani And Jordana - Milani Amore Mattes Lip Color and Jordana Made To Last Eyeshadow CollectionBeauty Brite Disclosure

My beauty routine can definitely use a little shaking up right about now. I’ve been wearing the same brand and color of lip gloss for years, only switching it up for special occasions. I can’t even remember the last time I wore eyeshadow or bold colored lipstick…. [read more]

Let’s Get Wild

Let's Get Wild -- DVD-The Wild Life from Lionsgate Entertainment

Actors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden, Aylin Tezel
Directors: Vincent Kesteloot
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Rated:
PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 91 minutes

Beauty Brite DisclosureEveryone in my house loves animated movies, especially when they combine human and animal characters. The Wild Life was a lot of fun to watch. I liked the parrot and cat characters, but absolutely adored the goat, Scrubby. He tries to eat just about anything because he can’t see worth a darn and can’t tell what’s food and what’s not. He was totally hilarious!… [read more]

Stocking Stuffers Your Little Ones Will Love

Stocking Stuffers Your Little Ones Will Love - DVDs-Shaun the Sheep We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas-Power Rangers Dino Charge Hero-Care Bears and Cousins Take Heart Volume 1Beauty Brite Disclosure

Make some popcorn, get your favorite snuggly blanket and park your derriere on the couch for some down time with your kids this holiday season while they’re on winter break from school. These Lionsgate Entertainment kids’ DVDs will make great stocking stuffers, and an added bonus is that they won’t melt in your kids’ hands or get ground into the carpet like the candies and treats Santa typically puts in children’s stockings. It’s a win-win!

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Everything Apple Extends To Your Beauty Routine

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Beauty Brite DisclosureI have a fondness for apples. They’re one of my favorite snack foods. I use them in jams and jellies and as fun, unexpected ingredients in recipes. And candles? Don’t even get me started on that subject. I’m a bona fide candle freak! I love tropical, forest and fruit scents alike — and apple scented candles are right up there near the top of my wish list all the time.

I have apple-scented lotions that I love to use to help with my dry skin, apple-scented body washes, and have purchased shampoo and conditioners that feature this sweet fruit scent, as well. But, these beauty staples aren’t the only ones that make excellent use of apple extracts. Read on to learn about a few new apple-scented beauty finds I’ve discovered!… [read more]

Disney’s MOANA Sails Into Theaters Nov 23rd

Disney's MOANA Sails Into Theaters Nov 23rd, Disney's MOANA

Genre: Animated Comedy/Adventure
Rating: PG
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 23, 2016
Voice Cast: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk.
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Producer: Osnat Shurer

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘ i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action- packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

If you are looking for a fun family activity to enjoy this Thanksgiving, Disney never disappoints and this year is no different than any other. Disney’s latest 3D film, MOANA, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, sails into theaters on November 23rd with all the pomp and circumstance we have all come to expect from the Disney empire — intricate and detailed set designs and graphics, authentic and believable characters, immersive storylines, and catchy and emotionally-charged soundtracks…. [read more]

Protect Your Skin From Harsh Winter Weather

Protect Your Skin From Harsh Winter Weather - EO Body Lotion French Lavender and The Jojoba Company Australia Hydrating Day CreamBeauty Brite Disclosure

As we embrace all things fall, the whispers of winter aren’t too far behind. Before you starting complaining about it being too soon, hear us out first. We’re not talking about getting the snow shovels and rock salt ready, we’re talking about getting your skin ready for the cold.

Winter can be harsh, especially on your skin. The lack of humidity can make you feel like you’ve turned into a dry, parched desert. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered from head to toe with a review of two great skincare products that will help you get through those cold winter months.

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Rock The Vote 2016

Rock The Vote 2016

It’s finally here. Finally! After what, to some, seems like forever Election Day is here at last. The 2016 Presidential Election cycle has created a lot of feeling among the people of this great nation, that’s for sure…. [read more]

Rehab Dry Damaged Hair

Rehab Dry Damaged Hair - Umberto Beverly Hills Hair Care-Repair Shampoo- Repair Conditioner-Repair Treatment Masque-Roman Oil Serum

Beauty Brite DisclosureThere are many reasons that our hair may become damaged. Regardless of the reason, whether it’s being out in the hot summer weather, exposure to chlorinated pool water, due to coloring hair with dyes, or any other factor Umberto® Beverly Hills has a great product that I’ve just discovered to help repair that damage.

Their Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, and Repair Treatment Masque system is helping me to rehab my dry damaged hair. Incorporating their Roman Oil Serum into my hair styling routine has also helped tame flyaways and further nourish my hair in a way that has helped me to like what I see when I look in the mirror…. [read more]

Have A Tropical Getaway Without Leaving Your Home

Have A Tropical Getaway Without Leaving Your Home - Tree Hut Bath and Body Care-Coconut Lime Body wash-Hawaiian Kukui Sugar Scrub-Almond and Honey Body ButterBeauty Brite Disclosure

Keeping your skin hydrated, glowing and looking healthy can be a challenge as the weather changes bringing cooler, drier air as we move through fall and into winter. Less daylight can also cause some to feel blue and find less joy in things they used to find pleasant. I love skin care that pulls double-duty, like those in the Tree Hut Bath and Body Care product lines.

Tree Hut body scrubs and body butters contain skin-conditioning certified organic shea butter that works overtime to provide excellent moisturization for dry, flaky skin. I love this stuff because it gives immediate relief to soften and smooth my skin, making it stronger and more resistant to the itchiness that dry skin can cause. It also helps me to avoid those annoying small skin cracks I sometimes get that can be so painful for me during the winter time.

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