Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015

from: Melissa Pickert

Hi! How are you?
   
Have you seen this http://vencendoabalanca.com.br/likely.php ? It was shown on the Oprah's show! 
    
   
Best wishes, 
Melissa Pickert




Wednesday, April 08, 2015

From: Melissa Pickert

Hi! How are you? 

Have you seen this http://ultimanoticia.info/she.php before? 
Oprah had been using it for over a year! 


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara


I received the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara  to try from influenster.com .  This was my first time trying out Rimmel Mascara.  I will say the mascara is pretty good and seemed to be non-clumping.  Though using it by itself does not give you a retro look.  To truly get the retro look you need eye shadow and eye liner. 

 
I don't feel like I can do the greatest job showing you how to wear this mascara so check out this YouTube video for more information.
 
 
This just hit store shelves November 2013, so you can pick some up for yourself and try it out!

C-Ya!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Dr. Scholl's® For Her Cozy Cushions review

I received the Dr. Scholl's® For Her Cozy Cushions from influenster.com (ask me if you want an invite).  I was excited because I knew I was also in the market for a cute pair of black boots that may or may not be comfortable.  I got my boots home and opened my package of Cozy Cushions.  I noticed how soft they felt and trimmed them to size.  I proceeded to put them in my new boots and found a problem.... they were too thick for my feet to fit in the boots as well.  I then proceeded to put them in another pair of boots to try them out.  I could fit my feet in the boots but barely.  I did try them out though and found that if I had a pair of shoes or boots they would fit in I would find them very comfortable.  Because of this I would recommend them to a friend looking to make their footwear more comfortable.
You can find out more information about them here: www.drscholls.com.
 
C-Ya!

Monday, January 07, 2013

COVERGIRL flipstick!

Thanks to Bzzagent.com I have had a chance to try out the new COVERGIRL flipsticks.  I got sent to me 3 pairs to try out in minx, stunner and vixen.  These colors are bold and striking and easily layered.  So far I am really enjoying the bright colors.  The only off putting thing is that the taste is a little strong.  If you want a fun lipstick that does not break the bank, I say give COVERGIRL flipsticks a shot.



C-Ya!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Politics

Our nation is not a nation united.... It is a nation divided. Never is that more obvious then during election season.  This is not a post about who I am voting for, nor about who you should vote for.. It is about being disillusioned (sp?). When I go to the polls on Tuesday, in many cases I will be voting for the lesser of two evils... Because honestly no one seems right.  I know some people who are so liberal and some people who are so conservative.  These people spout venom to those that disagree with them.  I watch negative campaign ad after negative campaign ad.  I will be so grateful come 3 days from now when the results start coming in because truly even though someone (eventually) will be declared a winner, Americans will not win.  We will not win till we bridge this divide.  

C-Ya!

Friday, November 02, 2012

"Roads" by Chris Mann

I just got a sneak peak at Chris Mann's new album "Roads" that came out last Tuesday.  If you are a fan of "The Voice" you will remember him a year ago as one of the top 4 finalists.  Chris was the one I was rooting for so when I got a chance to check his new CD out I jumped at the chance.  For those not familiar with Mann, I would say he sounds a lot like and his songs are similar to Josh Groban (another one of my faves).  According to his official website (http://www.chrismannmusic.com/), Chris was trained in opera.... but for those that don't like opera, don't let that stop you, this CD includes some popular hits and some songs that I have never heard before (he did write a few of the songs on the CD).  The first song is the title track "Roads" and I think that is a perfect starter for anyone who has never heard his singing.  His second song is a cover of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", and does a good job with just the male voice (and heck, if he wants someone to duet with him on this song - I am available!)  He is like a peppy version of Frank Sinatra on "My Way".  For those that love opera you are going to enjoy his version of "Ave Maria".  And for those engaged and looking for a first dance song check out "Falling".
I am not going to talk about every song on the album... you need to check it out for yourself.  I will leave you with a picture of his album cover and ladies he is pretty easy on the eyes!!

http://www.one2onenetwork.com/Userfiles/Chris%20Mann%20Roads/Roads%20Album%20Cover.jpg

If you want to check "Roads" out for yourself you can find it on iTunes (http://bit.ly/SgkwJb) Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/XQpJc8).
This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.

C-Ya!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Monday, September 03, 2012

A new chapter: Homeschooling

Tomorrow starts a new chapter in our household.  Instead of the kids getting up and putting on uniforms, rushing to catch the bus and coming home and having the age old homework battle; the kids will be getting up, sitting at the kitchen table and being taught by their father.  Tomorrow we officially start homeschooling.
The decision to homeschool was not taken lightly.  We loved the kids school, especially the teachers and the principal.  But after over a year of research and discussion we took the leap.  I wont lie, I am slightly worried about the decision.  When the kids had teachers I knew that we didn't have to teach them everything, now they look to us (mainly Nick) to learn everything they need to know.  I will say growing up till 6th grade I went to a Montessori school and we did a lot of workbooks and when I heard that in that way homeschooling was similar, that actually made it doable.
I will say this summer was kind of weird.  No back to school shopping, except for the curriculum (and Daddy took care of that).  No calendar filled with back to school night, uniform sales and such.  
For anyone that homeschools or knows anything about it, we are going with the Seton Catholic Curriculum along with Saxon Math.  The kids will be learning Latin for the first time and we will be learning it right there with them (hey we will be all set if they ever go back to a Latin Mass!)
We want to thank all the homeschool parents and regular teachers that have helped us to make sure we are on the right track.  
The kids are excited... I think this will help them develop their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses.  
So tomorrow's back to school pictures will be a little different, but I will be excited to return home from work and hear all about their day!

C-Ya!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies for sale!


Did the title make you hungry?  Are you looking for someone to buy Girl Scout Cookies from?  Well look no further!  For the first time in the Pickert Household my daughter Samantha is selling Girl Scout Cookies!  In fact I have a bunch at my house right now!  So if anyone wants to buy some feel free to contact me and you can get what you want ASAP.
A little bit of info:
They are $3.50 a box this year (checks written out to Girl Scouts River Valley).
There are 8 cookie varieties:
o   Samoas – vanilla cookies covered in caramel and rolled in toasted coconut with stripes of chocolate. 
o   Thin Mints – Wafer cookie with chocolate coating made with natural peppermint
o   Trefoils – shortbread cookie
o   Tagalongs – creamy peanut better with a chocolate coating
o   Do-Si-Dos – oatmeal sandwich cookies with creamy peanut butter filling
o   Savannah Smiles – NEW this year – Lemon cookies with a powdered sugar coating
o   Dulce De Leche – bite-size cookies with milk caramel chips
o   Thank U Berry Munch – cranberry cookies with white fudge chips.

You can also donate cookies to 2 different organizations!
Please let me know if you have any more questions or would like a box or 10!  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Opening night TONIGHT!

Wow, I cannot believe it, after all the hard work we have opening night tonight for 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'.
I remember hearing about the show earlier this summer.  Initially I thought, that would something fun for me to do.  Then I realized this was something the 2 older kids and I could do together.  Well Jeffrey didn't want to do it (he isn't a big fan of Oz) but Samantha was all over the idea of being in a play.  I had not been in a play since I was in high school and was in plays at school and musicals at the temple, but I remembered how much I loved it.  Well we auditioned and Samantha got cast as a munchkin and a field mouse, I got cast as a munchkin and a winkie.  Starting the beginning of August we practiced 2-3 times a week.  While sometimes the practices were tiring and sometimes I came home sore (moving a house can do that to you!), I also have had such a blast.  Honestly being a parent can sometime be hard, but at practice I could be Melissa (there wasn't much parenting I had to do for Samantha when we were at practice).  This week has been tech week and anyone who has ever done a play knows how much work it is; now, after all that hard work it is SHOWTIME!  Last night we had our final dress rehearsal and it seemed to go well, I am hoping that tonight is even better.

So to everyone in the cast, BREAK A LEG!  And thank you for all the fun!

C-Ya!