Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday shopping ideas

In following up on my last post, if you have a musician in the family, or you are a musician, and you're looking for stuffs to add to your own personal arsenal, you should do some online shopping.  or at the very least Send for our free catalog. ("Our" as in "their") catalog. It's where I've gotten a few things for my daughter and my nephew and it is an online shop where I've educated myself more than once.  The holidays and gift giving seasons are upon us.  Start early.  Avoid the rush.

GC Pro Music Stuffs

I’ll be honest, I don’t even know what a GC Pro is.  But, when my nephew, the self-proclaimed musician in our family starts talking “shop” I tend to make notes and then look things up so I can coherently converse with the young man.  Plus, it makes me the cool aunt.  I don’t understand half of what that kid has amassed and/or assembled for his band, but I can tell you this, he’s got quite the arsenal and I hope that one day he either makes it big or has a blast with his hobby. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I tried some Oz products, and I really liked them!

I was asked to review two skin products and given my age and the fact that I should have been moisturizing and massaging and taking care of it since my early 20s (but did not) I was all over the opportunity.

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Skin (Clinical Strength Anti Aging Serum - Best Anti Wrinkle Serum With Vitamin C + Vitamin E) could actually be called a A Facelift In A Bottle becuase it really does plump and hydrate and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. I was skeptical at first, because I'm not really into taking care of my skin like I should and I started in my 40s when I should have started in my 20s. So I have some damage to undo. I've always been faithful to sunscreen on my face, but that is about it.  I'm not going to lie, I nearly look my age.  I've been using this product in conjunction with the Oz Vitamin C Serum for about a month now and I must admit, I can see the changes on my skin. My skin tone is better, I have completely stopped wearing foundation because my skin looks so good. I use this product at night, under my other moisturizer. One thing I have noticed is that my skin tone is better, a little tighter than before and some of the finer lines have disappeared. I've now made this a regular part of my evening routine and I doubt I'll ever stop. Even my teenagers have commented on my skin, and they never notice anything!

I'm also using the OZ Naturals Vitamin C Serum For Your Face (Organic Vitamin C + Amino + Hyaluronic Acid Serum- Clinical Strength 20% Vitamin C with Vegan Hyaluronic Acid). And I can honestly see the changes and my overall skin tone and appearance is much better. Being in my mid 40s, I have started to notice some fine lines around my eyes and lips and one great thing about this product is that it plumps up my skin almost so those little lines all but disappear. I use this product in the morning after I wash my face and I think my skin feels so much better during the day. I've always had an oily T zone and I find I have less oil at the end of the day. My pours are also appearing smaller. I am very impressed with this product and I do believe I will keep in my arsenal of products.

 So there you go, two reasonably priced products (sold on Amazon.com) that seem to actually work. I'm impressed.  I really am. 

Something new

Since I have to retake the dreaded Bar exam, one thing I know about myself is that I learn/retain information by copying it down.  So I'm creating a page on this blog where I will begin copying my bar exam outlines and notes. I apologize in advance for the boredom to those of you who are not at all interested in such content.  Please don't hate me.  It'll only last until February. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bride hoodies. What will they think of next.

Back in the day, when I got married, there was not all the hoopla and fanfare that went along with announcing to the world that one was a bride to be.  Now, I see banners and tiaras and today I saw a Bride Hoodie and I thought to myself, why would a bride wear a hoodie?  Unless of course she was getting married in the colder months. But again, if she is out partying and celebrating her soon to be no-longer-single status, wouldn’t she be dressed just a little more fancy?  A little less casual?  I asked the teenagers and even they were confused, 17 stating that she liked the idea of a hoodie to wear around after the wedding, but not while celebrating before.  Maybe I’m just old and out of touch.  I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been married for nearly 20 years. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Greek Salad(s)

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Basic Greek Salad 

2 large cucumbers (peeled and seeded)
1 small red onion
1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved) (or 4 Roma tomatoes)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Chunk the cucumber after you've peeled and seeded them (removing seeds also removes those cucumber burps); cut onion in half and then slice thin; cut tomatoes in half; drizzle in vinegar/oil dressing of your choosing (I use home made Zesty Italian).  Sprinkle in feta cheese, chill for about half hour and serve.   Great with pork, chicken or meatless.

New Twist on Greek Salad:

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Boil 1 box of garden Rotini pasta to al dente, drain, rinse and set aside.  Make basic greek salad as above, add one can whole olives (drained and cut in half) and add to pasta. Toss in oil/vinaigrette dressing of your choosing and serve chilled.


Thursday, September 11, 2014