Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Day 2017

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving Day!  I spent mine with my family at home.   

I had a great time decorating this year.  Autumn is my favorite for decorating.  The fall colors are just so beautiful!  I especially love the flowers centerpiece for the table.  I got them from Walmart!  The pineapple vase, as well.  I got them both at the same time a few months ago, and I thought the golden pineapple vase was gorgeous.  It may not say Thanksgiving, but I don't care.  I love pineapples, too!

Today, the family and I did a little shopping, but no early morning store run for us!






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Chase City Fair

Did anyone else go to a fair this year?  Here are some shots I took at the Chase City, Virginia Fair.

I just love taking photos and going to the fair because of all the bright, beautiful colors!  Just walking around and looking at everything is fun, I usually skip the rides, how about you?

Chase City Fair

Chase City Fair

Chase City Fair

Chase City Fair

Chase City Fair


Chase City Fair








Monday, November 20, 2017

Orogold Cosmetics Beauty Products Review

This Orogold Cosmetic gift set for women comes in a white box with golden trim - ideal for gift giving this holiday season.  Everything about the set, including the box just feels like luxury.  The scent of the items is especially nice.

This kit contains three items:  "Foaming Cleanser," "24K Deep Day Moisturizer," and a "Salt Souffle."  I'm not sure what twenty-four karat gold or soufles have to do with these products; they don't actually contain gold or eggs.  Also, the name "Orogold" is redundant; "oro" is Spanish for "gold."

However, these products do look luxurious on my vanity - pearly white, trimmed with gold.

The Foaming Cleanser unfortunately is my least favorite item, as it did not really seem to foam for me. I use moisturizer religiously, especially in the winter when my skin becomes particularly dry.  I've tried innumerable moisturizers.  This moisturizer is among the best.
The salt souffle is an exfoliant completes this set.


Next up, we have the Orogold "White Gold 24K Hand and Body Cream" comes in a tube instead of a jar, but doesn't seem to be significantly different than any of Orogold's other creams.  I love using this on my hands, especially.  The tube is small enough to take in my bag for daily use.


Finally we have the Orogold White Gold Deep Face Moisurizer is not the same as Orogold's "24K Deep Day Moisturizer," as this is for the face.  The scent is fantastic!
This moisturizer comes in a spherical jar the approximate size of a tennis ball.  It looks like a gigantic, gold-trimmed pearl on my vanity.
I use it regularly.  It would also make a great gift.

Orogold Cosmetics Beauty Products Review

Orogold Cosmetics Beauty Products Review
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Grey Tunic

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I spent my weekend at home, how about you?

Grey Tunic

Grey Tunic


Friday, November 17, 2017

Red Lingerie with White Feather Trim

Today, I am reviewing this piece of holiday lingerie from Adome.  The red with white trim makes this perfect for the Christmas season, but it would also be great for Valentine's Day!  I am wearing a size medium, and the fit it pretty much perfect.  There is a tie behind the neck, and the fabric is stretchy.
The babydoll also comes with matching thong underwear, and it's is $15.69.
 
Lingerie Adome

Red Lingerie with White Feather Trim

Red Lingerie with White Feather Trim
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

This coat from Beyove is my new casual favorite for this fall and winter.  It is so snuggly and warm! It also comes in black, and in a vest version.  I am wearing the Army Green color.  It's a beautiful green, and goes with all my neutrals for the season.
This coat has huge pockets that wrap around the sides, and it has a very warm lining.  It is very warm, but lightweight to carry.  This really is the perfect casual coat for winter!

Coat Beyove 

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Beyove Faux Fur Lined Drawstring Hooded Jacket

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Best Choice Products Glass Bar Review

This bar, by Best Choice Products, makes a nice bookshelf and TV stand as well as a bar. 

It arrived in three boxes.  The heaviest box contained three boards; the next heaviest, two glass shelves; the smallest, most ligthtweight, various small parts and tools, including three long metal rods with threads at both ends.  Also included are two pages of diagrams in lieu of instructions, printed in black on two 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheets of paper - one page per sheet, for a total of two pages, stapled together in one corner.  These diagrams show how many of each small part and tool are included, the the various stages, in order, of assembly.  There was also a small packet of screws which were not shown in any of the diagrams, and do not seem to serve any purpose with relation to the assembly of this bar.

It took me about twenty minutes to unpack all of the parts.  Then it took me and my husband about an hour to assemble the parts.

Be careful not to tighten any of the three metal rods too much.  I made this mistake twice.  The first time, I tighted one of the rods until it punctured the top of the bar, marring the surface of the black enameled  bar which I might have liked to leave perfectly smooth.  The second time, I tightened another of the rods until I "ringed" it, as my father says, which means the rod snapped into two pieces, reducing the structural integrity of the fully assembled bar.  I would probably have avoided over-tightening the rods if there had been a written warning in the instructions, instead of just illustrations and diagrams.

I strongly recommend having two people work together to assemble this bar.  The two glass shelves seem particularly dangerous and difficult to balance.

Although an Allen wrench and another special tool are included to tighten certain special bolts, I found that I needed to use one of my own Phillips screwdrivers, which was not included, to fasten ten screws in place.  Regrettably, I also chose to use a pair of vise grips to tighten the three rods mentioned above.

Inspite of the difficulties I encountered while assembling this bar, my husband and I were able to turn it right side up (after assembling upside down, as per the diagrams in the instructions), and move it across the room to the corner where I intend to use it as a TV stand, and it seems sturdy enough to hold normal objects such as glasses and decanters, which people would normally place on their bars.


 
Best Choice Products Glass Bar Review

Best Choice Products Glass Bar Review

Best Choice Products Glass Bar Review

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

I just love my new shawl from Cracker Barrel!  It is perfect for fall, and winter, and it's even reversible!  I wore this during a particularly cold day last week, and it kept me nice and warm.  I also love my new watch and bracelet set, also from Cracker barrel.  The gold glitter face is so glam, just like I like! 

Cracker Barrel has lots more than just food.  Their holiday decor collection is beautiful!  I love to check out the gift shop whenever I eat there, too.

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion

Cracker Barrel Fall Fashion
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Red Plaid

Vaughan and I found this adorable telephone booth at a shopping center in Durham, North Carolina.  We just had to get a few shots with it.  My outfit even went very well with the red, I think!
 
Red Plaid

Red Plaid

Red Plaid