Friday, March 9th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing!
  • Weekend plans:  Catching up on blogging – SO behind right now!  I have so many things I need to tend to that have gotten away from me this past week.
  • What’s your favorite flower?:   Sunflowers :)

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Mellan is totally in love with having a yard!

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56 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #123

  1. Mellan Video:
    1) I love that there’s music to it. LOL!
    2) Is he only allowed on the grass? He looks like he’s having so much fun!! Running around room!!
    3) Do you garden?

    Haul: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup, Rimmel for Kate Moss Lipstick in #12

    Weekend plans: Relaxing with friends tonight, cleaning the house tomorrow, and I suppose the same on Sunday :)

    What’s your favorite flower?: Blech I don’t like flowers. If I didn’t have allergies I wouldn’t mind them! I’ve always thought they smelled disgusting though xP Hmm…but I suppose really all of them are quite nice to look at.

    • He should stick to the grass overall, but there’s a sideyard that’s just bark right now for him to do his business.

      I don’t, but maybe some day, lol!

  2. Ana G.

    Haul: MAC Call me bubbles eyeshadow quad, Watch me simmer and Quick Sizzle lipsticks
    Weekend plans: Just rest.
    What’s your favorite flower?:Orchids

  3. Haul: MAC Added Goodness! I have used it alone and layered on top of a regular black gel liner. It’s pretty sweet!

    Weekend plans: God I have so much to do I don’t know where to start! I have some emergency work that I have to finish within the next 4 days, major blogging and cleaning. Looks like my weekend is basically down the drain eh.

    Favorite flower: Lotus! It’s my favorite memory of summer in Taiwan, the lotus ponds and how the leaves sway with summer breeze…

    Mellan looks soooo excited with his Frisbee in a yard! Congrats on the big move (and that neighborhood restaurant looks promising)!!!

  4. Laura

    Haul: We had a load of MAC collections come out in the UK recently, so I bought Just Wonderful and Lasting Sensation lip liners (Tour De Fabulous), Annelie and Felicienne lipsticks (Marcel Wanders 2), Butterfly Dream Plushglass (Vera), Budding Love lipstick (Chen Man) and Watch Me Simmer lipstick (Shop MAC).

    Weekend plans: Going out for a friend’s birthday on Saturday night, but apart from that just boring stuff like housework and exercise.

    What’s your favorite flower?: Green cymbidium orchid.

  5. Haul: Nothing yet.

    Weekend plans: Visiting friends and sewing. lol

    What’s your favorite flower?: I’m not sure… Don’t have a lot of flowers around me to take notice of just one.

    • Mellan: “My Space!” I’m wondering is the brown mulch was a flower bead originally. At least he won’t be able to get under the fence.

      The password for the newsletter doesn’t seem to be working this month for me.

      • I think there are just some plants in it, but we’re going to cover it up with grass this weekend (the L-shape of bark), because Mellan needs more grass, haha!

  6. Kathy S.

    Haul: MAC, lots of MAC, and a trip to Sephora

    Weekend plans: recover from a procedure by letting my husband wait on me for a change

    Favorite flower: orchids – if you’re patient, they do pretty well

  7. Hannah Spano

    I know this is a beauty blog, but I have to say that I love your back yard. Is that your new place? The grass is so green and Mellan looks like he loves it :)

  8. Brenda

    SUCH a cute video!! My dog is crazy and runs laps in our postage stamp sized yard. I miss living in Northern Ontario where we always had acres for them to run.

    Haul this week: OPI I eat Mainely Lobster.

    Nothing else – I’ve started a Project 10 (empties or hit pan on what I have) and then I’m on a no buy till May! I’ve limited it to 3 items a month, that includes tools, skincare, etc, anything really.

  9. Haul: Guerlain Nahema – I looooove it – thank you Christine for the original review that put it on my wishlist :)

    Weekend plans: Sleep, blogging, homework

    Favorite flower: Daffodils, maybe. I like bright orange and yellow flowers!

  10. Andrea

    he looks so happy and free, he looks gorgeous

  11. Caroline F.

    And he’s just sticking to the grass!! too funny!!

  12. Haul: Maybelline NY LE blush in Ravishing Rouge, Noor Kajal, VLCC Kajal.

    Weekend plans: Photograph for the blog, catch up on some reading I didn’t do during the school week (yikes!), clean my apartment.

    Favorite flowers: Violets.

    Mellan looks like he’s having as much fun as my Zoe when she goes to the park:

  13. kasiaj85

    LOL :) He is so cute! He’s like “It’s all mine? Right? This corner? Mine? Mine! That one too? Mine? Mine!!! Hoooray!!!” 😀
    A One Happy Dog! :)

  14. Eileen

    Three cheers for Mellon! Happiness is a dog with his own yard. Congratulations, Mellon :-)

  15. Michelle

    Haul: No makeup hauls!
    Weekend plans: Starbucks with friends on Sunday, and homework both days.
    Favorite flower: I really like California poppies.

  16. Mary

    Haul: China Glaze Electropop in Gothic Lolita
    China Glaze Hunger Games/Capitol Colors in Riveting, Harvest Moon, and the mini set (Fast Track, Agro, Smoke & Ashes, and Luxe and Lush)
    Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar, Sweet Tart, and Sugar Plum

    Weekend Plans: I have the flu, so…tea and tissues and television, mainly. :(

    What’s your favorite flower?: Daffodils! Especially the white ones.

  17. Millie

    Yay, Mellan! I could imagine how happy he is, running around the yard!

  18. Latest drugstore haul is up on the blog today! Milani Liquif’Eye eyeliners are the main product feature: :) xoxo

  19. Ah, he looks so happy!

  20. justjamiexo

    That video made me smile! Mellan is sooo cute!

  21. Michelle

    Haul: I went nuts on the Revlon polish sale at CVS, but only spent about 10 bucks due to some saved-up extra bucks. Got about 7 polishes though!
    Weekend plans: Well, working 12 hours both today and tomorrow (which is my birthday, nooooo), then heading to do some wine tasting in the Sierra foothills. :)
    Flower: Tiger lillies! They used to grow in the woods behind my house when I was a child, so they are nostalgic in addition to being beautiful.

  22. Elle

    Haul: Coastal Scents Concealer Palette and Lancome Skin Care Products
    Weekend plans: RELAXING SPRING BREAK
    What’s your favorite flower: lilies and orchids

  23. Diane


    I LOVE this video of Mellan in the yard! Makes me smile. He seems so happy!


  24. Haul: Some Sally Hansen nail stickers. I swear they were yellow, but now they’re orange.

    Weekend plans: Moving from my bedroom to another bedroom. Getting TV, phone, and internet installed. Stock up on cat food. And lots….and LOTS…of Mass Effect 3 😀

    Favorite Flower: Roses.

  25. Cheryl

    Haul: Mac stuff: pearlglides in black line & undercurrent (+ nyx hunter green shadow to go with it), kissable lip color in so vain, cremeblend blush in restores dazzle, msn in give me sun, shop n drop quad. Yes, I’m newly addicted!!! Thanks to you and Karen of MBB :))

    Weekend plans: catch up with college friends.

    Favorite flower: Roses 😉

    Mellan looks so happy and excited with his new play area. Congrats on the move. Love your blog!

  26. Marina

    Haul: Finally found the Revlon Lip Butters! Bought Peach Parfait and Berry Smoothie.
    Weekend Plans: Spring clothes shopping! Going to try to see The Vow too.
    Favorite flower: Not sure- probably Peonies though!

  27. Ahhhh Mellan is the cutest!!! *squee*

    Congrats on the having-a-yard, Christine (& Shaun) 😛

  28. t_zwiggy

    Haul: I haven’t bought anything beauty related in about a month o.O

    Weekend plans: Hairdresser appointment tomorrow. Quiet weekend at home with lots of movies.

    What’s your favorite flower? Lilies and orchids.

  29. Val

    Haul: NONE broke :(

    Weekend Plans: cleaning the house, laundry, and maybe take in movie on Sunday :) and take my son Justin to the playscape

    Favorite flower: I <3 the Tulips in the Spring! something so colorful and pretty about them!

    Love that Mellan!!! <3 Have a great weekend everybody!!

  30. Miss J

    Aw, Mellan looks so stinkin cute! He looks like he’s having a blast playing in his new yard. :) How has getting settled in the new place been?

    Haul: Nothing, yet!

    Weekend plans: Relax, organize my makeup storage (again), shopping for new makeup and spring attire, and getting together with family.

    What’s your favorite flower?: I think most flowers are quite pretty…just not a fan of the bees that flowers bring, lol.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!! :)

    • Good so far! We’re exhausted, but everything is officially unpacked as of today, though there are a few pieces of furniture that need to be assembled yet!

      Let me tell you – having a dining table to eat off of? AMAZING.

  31. Babs

    Haul: Not a thing! I’m cut off from buying cosmetics ever since I bought all of Armani’s Eyes to Kill shadows in Nov/Dec, my husband went nuts between the cost & some of the colors as he likes me natural looking.

    Weekend Plans: Closing all the drapes & hiding inside the house with my husband as he’s been away for weeks for work…

    Favorite Flower: Tulips, multicolored. I lived in NL for almost 7 yrs & I can never get enough of them although the prices here are outrageous compared to Holland where I put them everywhere. Just one whiff of them sends me back in time! Love to garden but everytime I plant something, even bulbs, some animal inevitably digs it up for his supper so I give up & buy boquets. Really wish they would dry nicely as roses do but no such luck.

  32. Angela

    haul: nothing
    weekend plans: studying for my masters comps
    favorite flower: maybe tiger lillies

    i love how happy mellan looks to have a yard! as always, whatta cutie :)

  33. melissa

    Haul: My husband was in the doghouse and brought me home the ENTIRE Essie 2012 spring and resort collections…10 in all!!!! He’s out of the doghouse now 😉
    Weekend plans: some home improvement stuff and hanging out with the fam…HOPEFULLY outside!
    What’s your favorite flower?: Bubblegum pink peonies

  34. Maya

    Haul: Chanel nail polish in Frisson and Chanel Glossimer in Desir

    Weekend plans: Study for finals, hang out with a visiting friend

    What’s your favorite flower?: White roses!

  35. Emma A

    Good for him! He deserves a good romp! (:

  36. Esther

    Haul: Beauty Secrets base and top coats and a Sonia Kashuk stippling brush
    Weekend plans: eyeing my textbooks and trying to convince myself to do school work
    What’s your favorite flower?: I’m not a huge flower fan, but I’ll say rose because it’s my mom’s name and my middle name :]

    Mellan looks so overjoyed that he’s got space to run around in! so cute 😀

  37. Haul: 3 TheBalm gift sets from Marshalls for $30 instead of the $200 I would of paid on their website. =D

    Weekend Plans: Catch up on housework and take the girls to the park.

    Favorite Flower: Stargazer Lilies.

    Mellan is so cute! He looks like he’s loving the yard and your grass is soooo green. Ours is all gross looking from the heat.

  38. Cherie

    Awww yeah for Mellan! He’s so good at sticking to the grass. My Pup loves the dirt! Lol

  39. divinem (Melissa)

    I fell down the Hakuhodo rabbit hole. O_O

  40. Joan

    Yay for Mellan who is soooo cute romping in his new backyard. Congrats!

    Haul: MAC PIP Beauty Powder, Strawberry Patch Crushed Metal Pigment set
    & Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer. Apparently I’m going through a PINK phase.

    Weekend Plans: Friday night girl’s night in….so fun. Saturday family visiting from out of state & Sunday
    Reading & relaxing.

    Favorite Flower: Happy Daisies

  41. Nic

    Haul: Nothing makeup or beautyrelated.
    Weekend plans: Planing my move in May and chatting with friends.
    What’s your favorite flower?: Orchids.

  42. Emme

    Haul: Givenchy Rouge Interdit and Gloss Interdit in Boucolic Poppy (I love both!), Lancome Color Forever Gloss in Green Petal, Lancome L’Absolu Nu Replenishing & Enhancing Lipcolor in Sweet Marmalade and Dior Garden Party Vernis in Waterlilly. Whew! It’s been some time I had such a haul :)

    Weekend plans: A concert tonight, studying and relaxing tomorrow!

    Favourite flower: I love fresias, gardenias, orchids and lavenders.

  43. Awww, congrats on the new house! I love the Mellan video–it’s like he doesn’t know what to do with all that space (I have a Labrador, myself). :)

  44. Em

    Haul: I picked up one of Bare Minerals Ready to GO Blushes. I like the way they all swatch in the store, but I haven’t tried it out on my face yet.

    Weekend Plans: Lots and lots of errands and cleaning. I like to spread spring cleaning out over a couple of weekends.

    Favorite Flower: Daisy

  45. Mariella

    I think I only got one product this past week – Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough As Taupe
    Weekend plans: We’re already in Montreal (arrived Friday noonish) to visit our son, who is doing his co-op term at an amazing softwear company here (I want to work there and I know nothing about softwear, computers or anything – I told the receptionist I could work as a cleaner!) BONUS (who knew? If I’d known I’d have come better prepared) – there is an Inglot store walking distance from our hotel. I’ve already bought 3 shadows and a palette.
    Favourite flower: a toss up between lily of the valley (carried it in my bridal bouquet) and peonies. Both have such lovely fragrances. And snowdrops – the first brave flowers to poke their heads through and say “spring isn’t too far off”

  46. Alison

    Dogs are so CUTE when they’re obviously happy! Dogs in yards are so great.