Friday, January 10th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I bought and received a new Dior Fusion eyeshadow from Sephora yesterday, and I’m hoping the ones I ordered from Nordstrom arrive today!
  • Weekend plans:  I have so many photos to edit and products to review and hope to get through them this weekend! Cross your fingers for me!
  • Do you save birthday cards (or holiday cards, get well cards, etc.)?:  Only occasionally–if someone sends one with a really heartfelt message that’s personalized from them to me, then I will keep it, but otherwise I recycle.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Still smashing in his bow tie!  He also looks SO trim in this photo!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I don’t think anything arrived this week, but I did place orders for pieces from Dior and Guerlain at Nordstrom, then MAC’s new Mineralize Eyeshadow quads, all yesterday though none are due to arrive any time soon!
  • Weekend plans:  Football on Sunday! I have some bookkeeping that I need to attend to this weekend, so that’s the major drudgery component.
  • Favorite brunch dish?:  I’m really into crab cakes benedict right now.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Wearing his new bowtie (that my mom got him!)

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  A few pieces from Chanel’s spring collection
  • Weekend plans:  Mostly just rest/relax, do a little cleaning, catch-up on blog activities!
  • Favorite pizza toppings?:  Sausage, onions, mushrooms, pancetta, egg.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Mellan on Christmas morning! :)

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Bobbi Brown Rose High Shimmer Lipgloss & Chrome Nail Polish
  • Weekend plans:  We have family coming down tomorrow, so definitely some cleaning and tidying up before they get here.  I can’t believe the year is almost over!
  • Do you use candles?:  Sometimes.  I like melting tarts more, as I find they have better throw!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


My favorite reindeer! :)  Season’s greetings from the lab next door!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Received my Bath & Body Works order finally!
  • Weekend plans:  Wrap Christmas gifts, clean the house, and my desk needs a good sorting!
  • Are you superstitious?:  5% of me is.  When I went away to college, my mom got me a money frog (it’s a frog figurine that has a coin in his mouth), and it’s supposed to always point into your home, and then prosperity will come.  So, I’ve kept him and his coin facing inwards in all of the places I’ve lived, and I continue to do it, because I’ve definitely had many good things happen since he’s been part of the household.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


“Look, Mom! I’m a present!” — My husband called for my attention, and this was waiting for me!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Received my philosophy order from last week (Gingerbread Man (6 oz), Almonds & Cream, Barely Glazed, Cranberry Twirl, Golden Butter Candy, White Cranberry, Granny’s Homemade Apple Pie, Mulled Wine, and Raspberry Glazed).  I ended up placing a Bath & Body Works order last week too, but that’s not due to arrive until next week.
  • Weekend plans:  We’re having a big team meeting on Saturday, actually! And then our holiday “party.” (It’s myself, husband, and my brother-in-law, so it’s not exactly a party.)
  • Favorite restaurant you’ve been to on vacation?:  Scarpetta in Las Vegas @ the Cosmopolitan.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


He was trying to help me take photos… couldn’t resist taking one of him instead!