Ducky Diaries: September 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

And the winner is!!!!!


First, a big huge Thank you goes to Colleen over at www.youniqueproducts.com/ColleenFoster for making this give away possible and for literally bringing my confidence back with a product so simple, yet brilliant!

Also a big Thank you to the folks who created Rafflecopter for making it possible to do awesome giveaways!

Now to the big winner!

Jamie Raspotnik come on down and claim your prize!!!  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Be Younique - 3D Moodstruck Fiber Lashes review and giveaway

D.I.C. likes to say I'm the Captain of our ship, and he's right.

I am.

I handle everything; housework, finances, scheduling, child rearing, laundry, and feeding a family of four. I am a personal alarm clock, chauffer, professional boo-boo fixer, security blanket, and a wife. 

Point is, I'm busy.

And my mornings are just as hectic if not more so than the rest of my day. I get approximately 5 minutes to myself after I wake before there is a vibration in the force that signals the mother ship is ready for take off.  After that all bets are off and fingers start appearing under the bathroom door. 

That 5 minutes includes making myself presentable to the outside world, which results in my having to pull out the big guns.

Deodorant. Mascara. Coffee.

It's my goal to smell decent, look alert (and somewhat alive), and to stay awake. However, as hard as I may try to avoid it, by the end of my day the reflection staring back at me rivals a rabid Raccoon.

Am I'm just asking too much of my mascara?...

Possibly, but what's a girl to do when she has tried almost every mascara on the market? I mean is it really too much to ask for a magical wand whose sole purpose is to keep my lashes from looking like the sad, sparse, scraggly hairs that they are?

How long do I keep jumping from brand to brand?

I guess maybe I wasn't born with it because this is so NOT easy breezy.

Heck, I even tried false eyelashes as a last resort, but the only thing I succeeded in doing was gluing my own eyelashes together and getting the falsies stuck on the end of my eye shadow brush. True story! 

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So imagine my skeptical delight and trepidation when I recently got the offer to try Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara. 

After a major battle erupted in my brain I decided to give it a try, because really, after the false eyelash fiasco how much worse can things get?

However upon receiving my Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, I was a little intimidated because there were two tubes and 3 steps. As we all now know, anything with more than one step ends with a body part glued to a non body part, but, it was SO simple to use my 3D Fiber Lashes. I couldn't believe it!

Step 1: Just apply your Moodstruck Transplanting Gel (as you would your mascara).

Step 2: Apply your Moodstruck Natural Fibers (as you would your mascara) until you reach your desired level of volume and length.

Step 3: Re-apply your Moodstruck Transplanting Gel, think of it as your sealer (don't worry, no body parts will end up glued to non body parts).  And VOILA! 

In literally less than 2 minutes I had voluptuous, sexy, dark lashes! No fuss, no mess, no smudging.  Rabid Raccoon was vanquished and there was no looking like the tired mom I felt like!   Seriously, check out my before and after!


                                                              Before 3D Fiber Lashes

                                              With 3D Fiber Lash - Without 3D Fiber Lash

The difference is absolutely astounding! I am wearing NOTHING other than Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash mascara! No fillers, no false glue on lashes sitting awkwardly on the middle of my eyelid. Just the 3D Fiber Lash! 

I'm a believer!!!!!! 
And I want you to be as well, which is why I am teaming up with my friend Colleen at www.youniqueproducts.com/colleenfoster , to give one lucky reader the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash experience for free!!!!! 




Enter to win your 3D Fiber Lashes here (available to U.S. and U.K. residents only)
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Hop on over to Colleen's site, at www.youniqueproducts.com/colleenfoster  to check out all Younique has to offer!  You'll find everything from Minerals Pigment Powder eye shadows to full make-up sets and more. I think you'll be amazed that you'll never have to shop anywhere else for your facial needs!
                                                Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

When the silence gets too loud





Dear Sensory Processing Disorder, potential Cerebral Palsy, muscle spasticity, abnormal gait, microcephaly, hypertonia and hypotonia,

I hate you.

Dear Severe Expressive Language Disorder,
I hate you the most..... 

I hate that out of all the things you take from my son, each day, you took his ability to speak. To be heard, to relate, to articulate his thoughts into vocabulary. 

I hate you, I hate you, I hate you. 

I hate you when I ask my Bear how his day was after school.

I hate you when I peek into his folder to know how his day was at school.

I hate you when he gets upset that we're not understanding him.

I hate you when my heart aches to know what his sweet little words would sound like.

I hate you when he reaches for someone to get their attention and they walk past because they didn't notice him.

I hate the look on his face when he feels ignored.

I hate you when the only sound he can make is Mmm for everything.

I hate you when I wonder how he feels and never truly know.

I hate you most when the silence gets too loud.

I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.





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Friday, September 12, 2014

Our first communicable disease




Ungh....   

This lovely nugget was sent home in Bear's folder yesterday.  Shigellosis is the name of the game and apparently it is pretty much full on dysentery.  Mucous diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever.  Contracted through poop, things that have touched the poop, things that have touched the person with the poops,  food, and water touched by the person who has the poops.... 

Being that Bear is 3 and in preschool, I am totally confident that we will be just fine. 


 
What ever happened to good old fashioned Lice outbreaks?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pocketful of Zozies

 
 
Now that Bear is in school I 've gotten to spend so much more time with this lovely little.  And it has been an absolute blast. 
 
I'm not going to lie, only having one child to care for, Monday through Thursday is nice.  It's become our special girl's time.  We go out to lunch, shopping, check out our parks and Library.  Zo is my partner in crime and I really cherish these moments we get where I can be hers, completely, with undivided attention. The moments seem so fleeting, especially when compared to Bear having me all to himself the first 2 years of his life.   There's definitely something to be said about going from your first child to multiple children. 
 
You are always there, tending to everyone, but spending quality one on one time with all of your littles is difficult and can definitely leave a parent feeling a little exhausted come bed time.
 
Yet on the same wave length, I really miss having one on one moments with Bear that I haven't gotten since Zo-zo was born.   I keep telling myself to get a sitter for Zo and pick Bear up from school for a date...  It's a catch 22.
 
One of these days I might figure out the secret equation for spending alone time with both kids, but probably not today. There's not enough coffee flowing.  So for now, I'm just going to enjoy my time with Thing 2  and not feel guilty about it.  
 
 

 

 



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