Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

Linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for Thursday Thoughts again!  Here's what's going through my head today.  

- I am loving a meme I saw today that said "Yay, it's almost Friday!  Oh wait... I'm a mom." because it's so true!  Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but I am also loving the free time I have since they started school! 

- I found a new "kids" sub in a Plum District deal last week.  I felt bad for cancelling Citrus Lane,  so I've been keeping an eye out for a box for the kiddos.  So, for the next 3 months, we will be getting The Happy Trunk!  This is more of a craft-based sub, and I'm hoping for some awesome science experiments or nature activities.

- I don't like it when my beauty subs pick guy-ish themes for the boxes.  March Madness?  Birchbox, I get you to help me forget about sports and hunting and manly stuff!  Just send me my beauty samples and leave the sports stuff to Birchbox Man! kthanxbai!

- I have discovered trading samples through MakeupTalk and I am loving it!  The risk you run with subscription boxes is not always getting stuff you like (I'm looking at YOU, February Glossybox).  However, one man's trash/treasure and all that.  I've done 3-4 trades lately and they have all seriously rocked my socks.  I got rid of the evil snail mask, and got the Evologie acne treatment.  I traded the Barbie blush (seriously, that's what they named it) from my February Starlooks box for this awesome mascara shield thingy, also from Starlooks.  I'm going to have to post a pic, cause it's hard to describe.  This wasn't a direct trade, but I got rid of the weird giraffe print Nail Rocks and got ahold of some black & gold Union Jack Nail Rocks!  They were the one pattern I really wanted!  So while yes, it does cost me a bit extra in postage to mail out trade items, it's totally worth it to have items I really want and will use.

- Oh yeah, and I got the Whip Hand Cosmetics Eye Pigment in Locked & Loaded in a trade, which means I have the complete "set" of the military inspired colors from the Whip Hand/Beauty Army collaboration!  And I will be doing a look soon using Locked & Loaded (brown), Green Beret (green, duh), Special Forces (peachy/neutral), and Medal of Honor (metallic gold).  Yay!

- I'm glad they elected a new pope.  Mainly because now the news sites won't be flooded with pope articles. Best of luck, Pope Francis.

- I'm taking the kids and visiting family the week before Easter (Spring Break! Hooray!).  And thanks to my new sub obsession, I now have so many trial sizes of shampoo/bodywash/shaving cream/hair stuff that my toiletry bag will be much lighter!  Which, of course, means more room for shoes.  I'm not looking forward to the 500+ mile drive, but it is getting easier now that the boys are older.  The first road trip I did with the kids and without my husband, when they were 1 and 3, is forever unpleasantly seared into my memory.  I'm hoping for an uneventful drive this time.  Oh, and yeah, I should probably start packing, like now.

- The temperature here is supposed to go up 20 degrees over the next two days.  Which can only mean good things for our electric bill.  

- Oh, and the "me day" I mentioned in my post yesterday has been postponed til tomorrow.  Mainly because I got a 20% off Kohl's coupon in my email, and it starts tomorrow.  More stuff for the same amount of money?  Don't mind if I do.

And that's what's in my noggin right now.  What are your Thursday Thoughts?  Join the link-up!


  1. How long was this road trip with just you and the kids? You are my hero!!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

  2. It's about 9-10 hours... portable DVD Player, lots of snacks, and we're good!


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