Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

It’s Sunday and I’m sitting here at 5:22am typing. But it’s really 4:22. Well, no. Now it’s really 5:22. Ah, Daylight Savings Time. I understand the reasoning behind it, but just like so many things in our constitution, for example, times have changed, and so should some traditions. That’s one thing Arizona got right.

In other news. Yay spring!

It will be nice to have some sunlight longer, especially with the kids’ sports activities. And I can start thinking about my garden again. Our tiny nectarine tree that we planted last year has a lot of blossoms on it right now *claps hands excitedly* … and maybe we’ll start to see some action on our avocado bush, although I’m not as hopeful.

Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet..this is going to be my first WW recipe to try today!:

SOFT & CHEWY SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES

If you are searching for the perfect cookie recipe, you found it!  These snickerdoodle cookies are thick, soft, chewy and absolutely delicious!!

I love cookies.  I really do.  But with this love comes high standards. I don’t want to eat just any old cookie.  Let’s be honest… any old cookie is just not worth the calories.  BUT when a cookie is perfect, there is not much better in life to me.

So what makes a cookie meet this so-called perfect standard?

It needs to be SOFT.

It needs to be CHEWY.

It needs to be THICK.

The only recipe for snickerdoodle cookies you will EVER need! These are the best! Recipe via thepinningmama.com:

I know there are crispy kind of cookie people out there, but I am not one of them.  To me the bigger, thicker, and softer that cookie is, the better! These chewy snickerdoodle cookies are all of the above.  As a matter of fact, they are so delicious that they can make me forget that they don’t even have chocolate in them, which is usually a dessert requirement for me. Because who needs chocolate when you have soft, thick, chewy cinamonny, perfection calling your name!  Grab a glass of milk and let’s get started.

40 Eye Makeup Looks for Brown Eyes

Many brown-eyed ladies are unaware of the different ways to use makeup in order to make their eyes pop. Luckily, the internet is packed with gorgeous makeup looks and tutorials by talented makeup artists.

Women with brown eyes are really fortunate because they can rock any shade of eyeshadow and look great! From green to purple, to gold to copper – all these eyeshadows look phenomenal when paired with brown eyes. Lucky us!

1. SILVER & BLACK CUT CREASE

Silver and Black Cut Crease Makeup Look

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Brown eyes look good with just about any eyeshadow color. If you want to create a high-drama eye effect, opt for cut crease look. This look definitely takes a little practice and some blending skills. Eyeshadows used for this look are: ‘Bulletproof’ by Sugar Pill Makeup and ‘Vogue Mineral Shadow’ by Motives Cosmetics.

11 Things You Should NEVER Put on Your Face

11 Things You Should NEVER Put on Your Face - If you put these products on your face, you will regret it.:

1. Hair Spray. You may have heard somewhere that it will help set your makeup, but it should NEVER be applied to your face because it contains lacquers and alcohol that will dry our your skin, causing your skin to become dehydrated and you to look older. Plus, hair spray has repellents in it that could irritate your skin, leaving it red and bumpy.

2. Deodorant. Just because it keeps your underarms from sweating through your shirt does not mean it should be swiped over any area of your face that might perspire in hopes of keeping your makeup from melting down your face. You want your skin to be able to breathe. It’s doing what it needs to for a reason, and you don’t need to stop it. If you want to learn how to keep your makeup in place when temperatures rise, read this.

3. Hair Color. If you color your hair regularly and want your brows to match, use a vegetable-based colorant or tinted brow mascara on your arches instead of your at-home hair color, since the formulas are less harsh. Box dye can be too irritating for the skin around your eye area and can even make your eyes burn and tear up.

4. Vegetable Shortening. Even though this can be applied to your body skin to help treat psoriasis, it’s far too heavy for your face and may even clog your pores, leading to breakouts.

5. Shampoo. The same surfactants that clean your hair, stripping it of excess oil and dirt, are not the same ones that you should be cleansing your skin with. Shampoos are manufactured to clean and do things to your hair shaft, they’re not designed to deal with the delicate molecules of your skin. If you washed your face with shampoo, it would end up being really dry and flaky.

6. Hair Serum. Just because a formula has the word “serum” on the label doesn’t mean it’s the same kind of serum that your skin can handle. You’re trying to coat the hair shaft with different types of ingredients that you wouldn’t normally use to treat fine lines or any other skin woes. Plus, a lot of them contain fragrances that can heavily irritate your facial skin.

7. Body Lotion. It would be nice to just slather on one lotion and be done with it, but body lotions should NEVER be applied to your face because they’re usually a lot thicker and typically contain fragrances that might irritate your facial skin. On your face, you should always use something more gentle and delicate. Think of body lotions and creams like spackle — they’re there to fill in lost moisture, not to target your facial needs like anti-aging.

8. Foot Creams. This is basically a no-brainer, but if you’re desperate and only have a foot cream laying around, DO NOT put it anywhere near your face — even if you just have a tiny dry patch. They’re just too rich, thick, and sticky to be applied to your facial skin. They’re formulated to break down thick calluses on your feet and often contain chemical exfoliants at percentages that you would never want to use on your face.

9. Nail Polish. Trying to paint your face for a Halloween or costume party? This only belongs on your nails. It has acrylic molecules that will actually dry the skin out. So, if you’re thinking about doing up your face for a theme party, only use paint designed for your face.

10. Acetic Acids aka Vinegar. Yes, you can apply vinegar onto your face as a toner, but it’s better to get a toner that contains the ingredient instead of whipping a bottle out of your kitchen cabinet. Vinegar can lose water over time and become stronger, so if you use it on your skin, it can actually burn it if you don’t know exactly how long it’s been in your possession.

11. Mayonnaise. This ingredient is in a lot of DIY hair masks because it’s hydrating TO YOUR HAIR. But it’s not a good idea to put it on your skin because it’s too acidic and too occlusive, meaning it doesn’t allow your skin to breathe and can clog your pores. If you want to try any at-home facial masks, here are a few that are safe to whip up.

THE BEST CHEAP MAKEUP

Confession: I am a makeup hoarder. Okay, maybe that wasn’t exactly groundbreaking news. But I love makeup. I do not discriminate towards any certain price point. If it’s good stuff, I will sing its praises. In fact, I am a sucker for a good dupe, and will always choose it if it performs just as good as its high end counterpart.

But today, I’ve compiled what I think is the best cheap makeup. And this is everything, from foundations, to mascaras, to eyeshadows, and more! I pretty much put together a budget makeup wardrobe for you. Put it all on your wish list, and you’ll thank me later. I own, love, and swear by each and every one of these products! Best of all? Everything is under $10, with many being under $5!

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