the past few days . . .

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I don't always get worked up about the presents part, but I fully confess that this year, I got really excited.  My mom bought me THE dress I really wanted (she didn't even know that out of the ones on my wishlist it was my #1 pick), so I was stoked about that.  it came from shabby apple, who also teams with women in India to help them out, so purchasing is more than just getting something pretty.

adam got me a pair of beautiful earrings (which will go great w/ my new dress!) from ten thousand villages.  he also replaced my copy of freedom writers b/c some kid at school stole my copy (i'm missing most of my best books b/c of this; i hope the kids who steal my books enjoy them!).  it was a great Christmas with family.  i'm so blessed - the reagans and the johnsons get along really well.  we all had dinner together on Christmas eve and again on Christmas day.  it's awesome having a bigger family!  can't wait to add some little ones to the mix for brady, my niece, to play with.  

here are some other thoughts . . . 

yep.  i found this on modcloth.com.  this pretty much sums up what happens when i try DIY projects.  that's okay though.  i like being creative for the process.  it's not always about the product...

tomorrow we are celebrating my father-in-law's birthday, so we're going to see this movie :

then, it's off to dinner at circa 1875 in downtown savannah, so that should be fun and yummy!

i hope you all have had a fun, restful, and blessed Christmas with your loved ones :).


I'll take one of each, please

too bad i'm allergic to wool.  wool coats/jackets/anything are great for cold weather.

happy anniversary

Well, kids, it's officially been one year since Adam and I were married.  I'm not gonna lie.  It wasn't easy, and it wasn't always pretty.  In fact, the last month or so has been particularily challenging.  But it's been worth it.

 We celebrated (oh, you fancy, huh?) with a weekend at Chateau Elan, just about 20 min from where we live.  It's a winery.  Or you could just look closely at the wall behind us.  The food this weekend was amazing.  We also treated ourselves to a massage - I highly recommend this!  Neither of us had ever had one, so it was pretty cool
Since it was our first anniversary, we both went with gifts that were paper-based.  I'm nerdy, and had seen this project on DesignSponge.  It was simple, but cool.  Here are a few shots of the cards I made for Adam.  I even found the perfect card catalog box on Ebay.

Adam's gift was great.  He framed our marriage certificate and license.  He figured, if we bother to frame our college diplomas, shouldn't our marriage papers get a spot on the wall, too?  I'm excited about hanging that up on the wall.

Last week was pretty exciting, too. We got to see Train in concert for free and got 1/2 price tickets for Cirque du Soleil, which was phenomenal! I'd post pics from those, but my camera sucks and didn't take good pics at the concert, and Cirque is super crazy about people taking pictures, so you'll have to trust me that it was cool.

We are headed for Savannah in a couple of days.  I can't wait.  I miss family.  I miss Savannah.  Should be a solid trip.  Have a wonderful Christmas!!


my first bride!

This past fall I had the privilege of doing makeup for a bride for her big day.  It was so much fun!  I was nervous, but it turned out perfectly.  Here are a few of her shots.  All photography was done by Brianne Marie Photography

Congratulations, Mrs. Shelby Hilley!  Thanks again for letting me serve you :).

If you know any brides-to-be who would like their makeup done, send them my way!


Double Deal {Tuesday}

My hands were NOT happy last night with all this cold wind!  Satin Hands took care of them though :).

Today's Double Deal is for ANY SATIN HANDS set.  Give friends and family a hand-softening gift that's like a spa treatment at home.  Each set features a hand softner, hand scrub, and a hand cream that hydrates for up to 24 hours.  The hand cream even lasts through multiple hand washings!

Remember - the Double Deal means you buy 1 and get the 2nd 1/2 off!

Order at www.marykay.com/laurasue through midnight tonight.  As always, thanks for your business.  When you take care of yourself and the people around you, you're also taking care of my family, and I am so grateful to have loyal customers like you.  :)

12 Days of Christmas Bags

This year I've put together one of the most awesome gifts for wives, moms, daughters - pretty much any special woman or girl in your life!

Monday, December 6th, is the LAST DAY these bags can be purchased with me that I can guarantee on-time delivery for December 14th.

Take a look at the details below.  If you're interested in ordering one, send me an email by 6 PM on Monday (laurasue@marykay.com).  Include your phone number and I will call you Monday evening to get your order processed for you.  These bags are AWESOME!!  Don't miss out on this fantastic gift for the holiday season!!

I will wrap 12 gifts and place them in a bag with a beautiful bow.  The idea is that the girl who receives the bag gets to choose 1 gift out of the bag to open up during the 12 days (this is why you get it by the 14th) leading up to Christmas. 

$159:  Satin Lips lip balm, Satin Lips lip mask, Indulge Soothing Eye Gel, MK Compact,  $13 Gift Card, Mascara, Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion, Satin Hands hand cream, Warm Amber Body Lotion, Warm Amber Shower Gel, Tinted Lip balm, Oil-free Eye Makeup remover

$199:  Satin Lips Set, Indulge Soothing Eye gel, Baked Powder cheek color, Mascara, Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion, Satin Hands Hand cream, Nourishine Lip gloss, $13 Gift Card, Oil-Free Makeup Remover, Eyesicles Eye Color, MK Brush Collection, Forever Orchid Shower Gel

$249:  Satin Hands Set, Forever Orchid Shower Gel, Forever Orchid Body Lotion, Brush Collection, Indulge Soothing Eye Gel, Mascara, Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion, Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover, Travel Roll-up Bag, Satin Lips Set, MK Compact, $13 Gift Card

$299:  Satin Hands Set, MK Brush Collection, Warm Amber Showerl Gel, Warm Amber Body Lotion, Indulge Soothing Eye Gel, Mascara, Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion, Travel Roll-up Bag, Satin Lips Set, Trial Size Miracle set, MK Compact Pro, $25 Gift certificate

Just so you know, she can use the gift card to choose her own colors for her compact. With each woman in mind, I will make adjustments to fit her needs and personality. If she's not completely happy with one of the items, she can exchange it or even get a refund - Mary Kay offers 100% guarantee on all purchases. And remember, I'll wrap each one for you.


Double Deal {Thursday}

Happy Double Deal {Thursday}!!!

I'm so sorry I didn't get this deal out on Tuesday. My computer has crashed, so I'm working on getting that fixed. I didn't want to leave you hanging though, so I've moved this week's Double Deal today!

As usual, this is a "Buy 1, get 1 1/2 off" deal. Today's special is for all Fragrance products! This includes eau de parfum, eau de toilette, shower gels, scented body lotions, and sugar scrubs!!

If you have been craving the new "Thinking of You" scent - now's your chance to get it twice at a great price!! When it comes to the eau de toilette collection, my personal favorites are Warm Amber and Forever Orchid. (*Sadly, the "Thinking of You" body lotion has already sold out - this stuff smells sooooo good!!)

These items make FANTASTIC stocking stuffers!!! I always offer free gift wrapping and shipping, so let me help you get some of your holiday shopping taken care of!!

If ordering online, use this code in the comment section: DDeal12

THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TODAY. Give me a call or order online.

As always, thanks for supporting my business. You don't know how much I appreciate you! Feel free to share this deal with friends!!


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