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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

beefsteak“Oh, my head…” said the big beefsteak tomato plant, “I feel like crap this morning.” Many of its leaves were yellow and speckled brown.

“You big baby!” chortled one of the roma tomato plants nearby. “You don’t even have a head!”

“I don’t?” said the beefsteak plant, genuinely surprised. “Are you sure?”

“Of course I’m sure,” answered the roma plant. “You’re just a stupid plant. I, on the other hand, am sophisticated and wise.”

“Oh…” said the beefsteak. “Do you know why I feel so bad?”

The beefsteak wasn’t doing well. Unlike the roma, who lived in a large wooden planter box with excellent drainage, the beefsteak lived in a large 18-inch plastic pot with a single small hole at the base for drainage. The pot sat flush on the wooden slats of the deck, lacking clearance beneath the pot for ventilation and drainage. Its soil was damp to the touch, even though the last watering was yesterday morning. Mushrooms sprouted up from the soil around the tomato’s stalk.

Roma“You drank too much last night, you big goof!” said the roma, whose soil was cool and dry. Multiple large drainage holes were cut into the base of its wooden container.

“I did?” replied the beefsteak, confused. “I don’t… Oh, yeah! I remember now. Duuude, last night was off the chain! I drank all night.”

“Idiot,” interrupted the roma.

“What time did I get home?” asked the beefsteak.

The roma paused. “What time did you get home?” it asked. “Seriously? Are you really that dense? You never even left the deck. You just sat there drinking water the whole time.”

“I did?” said the beefsteak. “Whoa! Huh-huh… It must have been one hell of a night!”


LOL! That was fun… :) Good morning, glory! Rise and shine, my friend. It’s going to be a beautiful day. This little story actually has some truth to it because I think I am overwatering my plants. A couple of the tomatoes aren’t doing too well, and one of the potted lavender plants.

They all like different amounts of water, so it’s a work in progress. I’m still trying to figure it out. Plus, if you’re a plant, Tabs isn’t the easiest co-gardener to work with. He bites…plants.

I’m just getting started with my day, having my first cup of coffee and fiddling around. I hope your weekend gets off to a great start.

One of my coworkers (yes, I’m referring to Tabs) is having a birthday on Monday, so we’ll probably do something fun.

Talk to you soon. Good luck in the giveaway.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What are your plans this weekend?
    • Your #1 gardening tip?
    • What’s the most exhilarating thing you’ve ever done?
    • Favorite talk show?
    • I’m very proud of ______.
    • Do you do highlighting and/or contouring with your makeup?
    • Chocolate milk: yes or no?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), which is, incidentally, someone’s birthday. :)
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Dude, I’m so hooked on Petaluma right now!

So. Last night. El Hub and I were trying to figure out what to do — stay in and catch up on Game of Thrones (a viable option), go grab a bite to eat, catch a movie — but neither one of us could make a decision (it was one of those nights).

From where we live here in Novato, we’re at the northern tip of our county near Highway 101, and the other towns around us, like Sausalito, Tiburon, San Rafael, Mill Valley and Fairfax, are south of us, all the way down to the Golden Gate Bridge, so that’s usually the direction we go. South.

But not last night. Last night we drove north, and it was like heading into a different land! There are lots of big farms and huge tracts of open space, with trees and horses and cows and those tall water towers teenagers are always climbing on TV shows like Friday Night Lights. It’s weird to me that we’ve lived here three years and have only been to Petaluma twice, and it’s right next door! Twice in the same week, LOL!

Anyway, people are weird. :)

We had another good time up there, though. Japanese food followed by ice cream cones at Baskin-Robbins, and then a quick tour of the Dick’s Sporting Goods store, which was actually kind of neat. I’ve never seen so many neon-colored kayaks, canoes, fishing poles and women’s athletic wear under one roof.

And that was about it for me. I hope you did something equally fun.

Now I’m just enjoying my coffee and trying to psych myself up for a good run. I’m going to attempt my first 5-mile run in a while… I’ve slacked a little on my cardio lately, and I’ve had to work my way back up, so wish me luck.

Have a great day and a fun weekend. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Have you ever been kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding?
    • Current nail polish crush?
    • What was the highlight of your week?
    • Have you ever been on a cruise?
    • Have you ever gone without electricity for more than a week?
    • What’s the biggest party you’ve ever been to (including concerts and weddings)?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Verve is such a cool word, isn’t it?

Verve…

I actually woke up lacking verve today, LOL! Totally lacking verve.

Oh, well. Hopefully the coffee helps me find it.

How’s it going this morning, my friend? What are you up to? I’m sitting here on the couch finishing my first cup of joe and breakfast (a waffle with almond butter and honey drizzled on top, and a side of sliced peaches) and watching The Golden Girls with Tabs.

Well, he’s actually staring out the window at the bird feeder expectantly. There are currently no birds dining at the restaurant.

Did you do anything fun last night? We were going to go see the new X-Men movie but ended up just going to Pasta Pomodoro instead.

Have you been watching True Detectives? I’m not the world’s biggest fan of cop shows, but dang if doesn’t have some amazing acting. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan on screen in a TV show at the same time? That’s one heck of a cast.

Time for my second cup of coffee now! Can I get you one? Enter this weekend’s Sephora giveaway, and I’ll be right back. :)

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
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  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • I wish i knew how to _____.
    • Who tells the best stories?
    • Have you ever been to a fashion show? What was it?
    • Do you ever find that you know more about makeup than the people working at the counter or store?
    • What are you doing for Memorial Day?
    • What’s your least favorite household chore?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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Good morning, glory! How did you sleep? Help yourself to a cup of coffee in the kitchen.

So, Godzilla last night… El Hub and I went.

Now, let me just start by saying that I sort of missed the whole Godzilla thing growing up. El Hub, on the other hand, appears to have seen dozens of Godzilla movies over the past zillion years, maybe because he grew up in Hawaii or something, and they must have been really popular over there. I don’t know.

At any rate, I went into the theater only expecting this: GIANT MONSTER DESTROYS CITIES! (With the all-caps like that because I expected a lot of it.)

And, uh, that’s pretty much what I got. :) But you know me, I love sci-fi, and it was sci-fi-ish, so I liked it well enough.

Still, I can’t believe there are dozens of Godzilla movies out there. I wonder what the other ones are about…

LOL!

In other news, have you ever noticed how long cats drink when they drink water? It’s a freakishly long time, right? Tabs will sit at his water bowl lapping water for like three minutes!

Sorry, random thought…

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. Hope you have a fun weekend lined up.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • How do you feel about school?
    • What kind of bird are you?
    • Why do you like _______?
    • My favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon is _______.
    • Do you know anyone with a photographic memory?
    • What’s your current favorite makeup look?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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Karen

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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. We made it through another week! Congrat-poo-lations. :)

What did you end up doing last night? Did anyone else go see that new movie, Neighbors? On a very serious note (not really), what did you think of Zac Efron’s abs and lashes??

Ha! Not bad, right? Bravo on both counts.

I was surprised by how much I liked that movie. Yes, SO DUMB! — but totally fun, and some of the jokes about grownup life are freaky accurate, like going to bed with a mouthguard and loving brunch.

In other news, this should be a laid back weekend for me. Tomorrow I’m driving out the East Bay to take my mom out to Mother’s Day brunch, but other than that, I’ll just be chillin’ here around the house. I owe Tabs some quality playtime.

Good luck in this week’s giveaway. Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours. :)

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Do you wear a mouthguard to bed? (I do because I grind my teeth!)
    • Have you ever been to Mount Rushmore or the Statue of Liberty?
    • Mountain lion, falcon or bear?
    • Favorite liquid liner?
    • Who makes the best bronzer?
    • Have you ever made a new friend at the gym?
    • An embarrassing moment that you can now look back on and laugh?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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Karen

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