So, I'm finally getting around to opening the latest BeautyCon box. This is the Fall Essentials box curated by Shayla and Angel. (Sorry, but I've never heard of either of these people.) I'm curious to see what they've put in here!
As always they include a list of all the items included in the box, which is really helpful!
The website says there's about $100.00 worth of products in here, which is a pretty good deal considering the annual subscription price (which is what I signed up for) is $99.00!
This first item, however, is something I will never ever use: a brozer lotion from Mystic Tan. I don't do fake tanning lotion or bronzers. I just don't I know real tanning is bad for you, but there's nothing like a REAL sun tan. IMHO.
The next item is something I will never use, either: fake eyelashes by iSlay Lashes. They're pretty, but I just don't do fake eyelashes. I think they would look ridiculous on me! Still, since I have them, I might as well try them out, right? A small tube of lash adhesive was also included, which is helpful since I don't have any!
I do like this next item and KNOW I will use it: a lovely dark brown eyeshadow from Milani Cosmetics. I love darker browns for my crease, so this is perfect for me!
The colour is really rich!
Oohh, I also love the makeup wipes from Simple! Aside from the Noxema make up remover wipes, these are my favourites! I'm putting this small sample size right in my travel kit!
Next up is a really pretty liquid lipstick from OFRA Cosmetics. I don't usually wear lipstick, but I'm starting to like these liquid lipsticks that are popular right now.
Oohh, this one is super pretty on! I like that it's subtle, but still has some rosey colour.
I'm looking forward to trying this lip enhancer from Jouer - it says it's suppoed to plump and moisturize your lips! As you can see in the photo above, I need help in both those areas!
Next up is a duo highlighter pencil from The BrowGal which looks exactly like the highlighter pencil I currently use from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Exactly. I guess that's okay, because it'll save me some money when the old one runs out!
This is a really nice makeup brush from Luxie Beauty. It's the Large Angled 504 Brush, for you make up brush connoisseurs out there!
The final few items are not cosmetics products, but are kind of fun. The first is a set of stickers with shoes, sunglasses, purses, and other fashion items.
Next is a super cute enamel pin in the shape of a lipstick!
Okay, this final item I actually had to look up online because I've never heard of this company, and there was no information on it in the box. They're Sugar Lips from Sugarfina. When I opened the package, it smelled kind of sweet, but kind of odd, too, and I really wasn't sure if they were candies, or mini soaps that looked like candies. I tried one, and it had a gummy candy consistency, but it didn't really taste good. I don't know if I just had soap on the brain, or what, but it kind of tasted soapy! I see on their website they are sweet and sour gummie candies, and the flavours are supposed to be watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum. If I ended up biting into a sour bubble gum one, I think I can understand my confusion!
So, anyway, there's the box for fall. I actually liked a lot more of the products than I initially thought I would, and I'm excited to try a few of them! Overall, if you are someone who is really into makeup (and know who some of these "gurus" are!), you might enjoy getting these seasonal boxes. I linked the website above, so you can check them out for yourself. For me, I believe I have the Winter box left, and then my subscription runs out. I don't think I'll be renewing it. There are a few things in each box I've used and/or liked, and a lot of things I would never use, so I don't think this is really worth it for me. It's been fun to try, though! I hope you're having a great week, and I'll see you next time! Cheers!
I'm running a bit late with my monthly favourites for September, but better late than never, right? Anyway, here's what I loved (and didn't love) last month:
My #1 favourite cosmetics item ever is the Too Faced Mascara Melt Off! It's made the list several times, mostly because it's amazing and works quickly with very little effort! You simply brush the oil-based formula on your lashes as you would mascara, let it soak a minute or so, and wipe it off. It even takes off heavy-duty waterproof mascara with ease! How I ever lived without it is a mystery!
And, speaking of mascara, right now my favourite mascara is the Covergirl LashExact Waterproof mascara. Because my eyes water constantly (Why? I don't know. Allergies? Probably.), I have to have a waterproof mascara, and as much as I would like to try some of the exciting-looking offerings from the high-end cosmetics companies, they rarely, if ever, offer a waterproof formula. Drug store brands, however, pretty much always have waterproof mascaras, and this is one of the best, imho!
My next two favourite cosmetics items are from Benefit and are part of their new brow line: the Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel and the 3D Browtones Eyebrow Enhancer. My brows have gotten sparse and really pale (i.e. grey) over the past few years, and these products are some of the best I've tried for easily making my brows look darker and thicker.
Okay, on to something that doesn't have to do with make-up, but does have to do with wine: the quarterly Atascadero Wine and Art Stroll was held September 9th, and had plenty of delicious offerings to try. Some of my favourites were from Nichol's Winery, Bristols Cellars & Lone Madrone, Vintage Cowboy, Barton Family & Grey Wolf, and August Ridge. As well as the delicious wines, there were some awesome art displays, food, and as always, it's just fun to wander through some of our quirky downtown shops. I even found an awesome handmade necklace at Local Love. I can't remember the artist's name, unfortunately, but I got a discount on this piece because the necklace part had broken. I'm sure I can find something in my collection, or even just buy a strip of leather or suede at Michael's to make a low choker.
And my final favourite is maybe a bit odd (and possibly gross!), but I've been using this item for a couple months now, and LOVE it! I have been sleeping so much better, and I swear part of the reason is that I can breathe so much easier. This is the Sleep Right intra-nasal breathe aid. I used to use the Breathe Right nasal strips that stick on the outside of the nose. Those worked okay, but sometimes they didn't stick very long, and occasionally they stuck TOO well, and took a bit of skin off with it! This device goes inside your nose to open up the nasal passages so you get more air in, and it removes simply and you just clean it with soap and water. Best. Thing. Ever!
The one thing I didn't like so much in September was something I actualy bought in August, but didn't try till last month, and that is the OPI Put a Coat On! base coat that came in the Tru Neon Minis kit. It might have just been my own sloppy attempt to use it, but since it's actually just a white nail polish, it shows around the edges where the coloured polish doesn't hit, as opposed to the clear base coats. I'm not explaining it very well, but basically you end up with a bright nail polish colour with a white boarder, and it just looks bad. I love OPI, in general, but I'm just not a fan of this item.
Okay, that's it for the month of September! Did you have any awesome finds last month? Or maybe find something you thought would be great, but just wasn't? Let me know in the comments! Have a great weekend! Cheers!
So, this week's Friday Five will be another "To Do" List, but first I wanted to go back to last week's post, and see how well I did on that list, because whatever didn't get done last week, will have to get done this week. I am determined to get these things done! Okay, so I got the lawn mowed last Sunday, so there's one done. I also did some cooking over the weekend, so there's two. The CDs and stamps weren't even touched, so there's a couple for this weekend. I didn't get through my closet, either, however, I'm putting that one off, because I just made purchases at both Lane Bryant and Torrid, so I want to include whatever I keep out of those packages in my Great Seasonal Closet Switch-Out.
Also, I just want to note that while I didn't go through my CDs or rubber stamps, I did spontaneously go though my dozens of recipe books (you know, those little booklets you find at the checkout stands in grocery stores? yeah, I can't resist them!), and ripped out the 1 or two recipes I actually use, put them in a binder, and tossed the rest of the books. So, that felt good! Anyway, here's this weekend's "to do" list (also known as "Best Laid Plans!"):
1. Go through the CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. I'm adding the VHS tapes because it's kind of embarrassing how many of these I still have even though they're basically obsolete, and I'm not even sure the VHS machine works anymore. I know I was keeping them for a Very Important Reason, but honestly, when am I ever going to rewatch those oh, so special movies or TV shows? Um, like, never!
2. Clean off the top shelf in the kitchen. Our kitchen cupboards don't reach the ceiling, so we have stuff displayed on the upper shelf. Unfortunately, it gets really dusty and gross up there, so it's time to clean things off!
3. Do some stamping! Yes, I'm going to go through my stamps and see if there are any I want to sell on eBay, but I also have a couple ideas for cards and a scene I'd like to stamp out.
4. Get some exercise. Saturday might be my only chance to go for a walk because it's supposed to rain on Sunday, but if it's not too bad on Sunday, I'll have to get out and at least walk around the block once or twice!
5. Go through old pictures/negatives and toss them. I really need to do another round of Legacybox to have some more negatives digitized. I had some done last year, and it turned out pretty good, but I've got tons more. Yes, I should probably just shred them without bothering to try to figure out what they are or where there from, because obviously I haven't looked at them in years (in some cases decades!), but the fear of one day looking for a certain photo or negative and not being able to find it, and forever losing that precious memory is anxiety-inducing to me. And, I mean, it literally makes me sob and shake uncontrollably in a full-on panic attack. Also, in the past when I have impulsively tossed stuff I thought was ugly, or worthless, or figured I'd never use or need, I later discovered it was a priceless family heirloom and have been tormented by the loss ever since. Yeah, I just need to get over it, but sometimes it's hard to let things like that go!
Anyway, that's a pretty good list for this weekend. It'll be easier to do if it rains Sunday, so I'm really hoping for that! Hope you have a terrific weekend! Share your awesome, fun, or even dull and mundane plans in the comments! Cheers!
So, after posting my Happy Autumn card yesterday, the Halloween card I whipped out for World Cardmaking Day looked a little boring, so I decided to fix it up. I cut out the card trio and sentiment, and adhered them to a piece of corrugated yellow paper. I cut out the largest of the three bats, and used it to cover up the crappy cutting job I did on the sentiment, and stamped my Moon Face from Stamp Francisco and put that in the opposite corner. I think it looks a lot better and much more interesting!
And, here's both of my cards together. I think they look pretty good, and I'm inspired to make a few more for the Halloween/Autumn season!
Good morning, everyone! Here's another new card I stamped recently, this time to celebrate autumn!
I used my pumpkin stamp from PSX, and Susan Branch Numbers and Letters set for the sentiment. I used my two leaf punches for the leaves and a variety of coloured pencils to colour and shade the pumpkin. I stamped the pumpkin with my Distress Ink in Walnut Stain on some card stock and cut it out, coloured it in and attached it to a piece of yellow corrugated paper. I punched out my leaves in yellow, red, and kraft papers, using a couple to cover up the corners of the pumpkin that didn't stamp so well. I stamped "Happy Autumn" on yellow paper and layered it on some of the red, and attached it to the opposite corner from the pumpkin. It's pretty simple, but it turned out really well, imho!
So I finally got around to opening up the Fall Soap Box from Fortune Cooke Soap. It's called "As You Wish", and appears to be Princess Bride themed.
There are nine items total in this box, all of which are described on the enclised card.
The first item is always a welcome and useful item: hand sanitize! This one is called Prepare to Die! and is supposed to smell like cookie dough with clove and saffron. I kind of wish the hand sanitize wasn't scented, because it always conflicts with my perfume, but it's still nice to have around!
Next up is a small sample of shampoo called Buttercup. The scent notes are: "...candied rum wrapped with ripe fig, bergamot, sweet vanilla musk". It sounds delightful, and I'm looking forward to using it!
This teeny tiny sample is their unscented facial moisturizer. I'm a little bummed it's so small - really only one use - because you can't really tell if you like it or not after only one use.
The whipped cream body butter is a really good-sized sample, and is described as smelling like "golden honey drizzled over toasted almonds and pumpkin puree warmed with amber". The scent is not overpowering once it's on, and it really made my super dry hands feel much softer!
The perfume oil sample is called Inconceivable! It's a really sweet-smelling fragrance, probably because of the whipped vanilla cream and poached pears. I kinda wish I could smell the fall woods and black amber more, but it's nice.
Next up is something I'm looking forward to: the Pit of Despair - Steam Me Up, Scotty! shower cube. It's scented with fresh-cut lemongrass, tropical plumeria, and one of my all-time favourte scents: patchouli! I can't wait to try this!
I wasn't sure what this next item was until I read the description, and now I'm curious to try it: The True Love facial cleansing oil. I've tried a cleansing oil from Neutrogena, I believe it was, and really liked it. This one smells amazing (fresh citrus, creamy jasmine petals and sea salt).
I'm honestly not sure what the point of a scented cotton ball is. Is is supposed to be like potpourri? Do you put it in your lingerie drawer? I don't know. The scent is described as "rich pound cake, scented with cardamom, pistachio, and rosewater topped with creamy buttercream". Umm, okay.
The final item is the famous fortune cookie-shaped soap bar. It's an "aromatic blend of medieval honey apple mead" which made me really crave a good mead! I've used a couple of these soaps, and they've been hit and miss. One lathered up really well, anther one not so much. We'll see how this one does! Oh, and yeah, it comes with a fortune, this one a quote from the movie, I'm assuming.
That's it for this Fortune Cookie Soap box. I'm honestly on the fence over whether or not to continue getting these boxes. Past boxes have had items I've been allergic to, and sometimes overpowering scents bug me. I'll give these a try, though, and we'll see how I do.
Hope you're having a great weekend! Go Packers! Cheers!
TGIF, and Happy Friday, everyone! It seemed like this week was SO long, and yet, suddenly here we are at Friday! I'm thrilled, especially since this is a 3-day weekend! Yes, we get Columbus Day off from work. Why we still have this holiday, I have no idea, but I'm not complaining! Do you have Colombus Day off? Do you have any fun plans? I've got a few things I'd like to get done this weekend, five, in fact:
1. Mow the lawn. Yeah, I didn't get that done last wekened, and it's really bad now!
2. Switch out spring/summer wardrobe for fall/winter. While it's still pretty hot during the daytime, the early mornings and evenings are getting chilly, and I'm looking forward to wearing more sweaters, and darker colours like burgundy, oxblood, and wine.
3. Do some cooking! This one may or may not happen depending on whether or not I can use my oven. It's supposed to be in the 90s again this weekend, and I can't use the oven when it's that hot because it heats up the whole house. So annoying!
4. Go through my DVDs and CDs. I've been hanging on to a lot of old disks, and I don't know why. The storage units for these items are taking up valuable space in my house, and I can't think of the last time I actually listened to a CD or watched a DVD. I'm pretty sure anything I'd want to watch or listen to could easily be found on iTunes, or streaming somewhere on the web, so I think it's time to get rid of most, if not all, of my unneeded collection.
5. Go through my stamps. I've been watching some stamping tutorials on YouTube (the bane of my existence!!), and am finally coming around to see how convenient these new-fangled clear cling stamps are. I also really like that many of them come in sets with corresponding dies that, when used with a special die cutter, make cutting out images SO much easier and faster! BUT, I still have a LOT of wood-mounted stamps, and I can't really start buying a lot of cute new cling stamps (at least no more than I already have!) until I get rid of some old wood mounts. It's going to be hard, because I love my stamps, but I guess what I really need to do is decide:
a) how much stamping do I really get done?
b) what kind of stamper do I really want to be: general greeting/seasonal cards or scenes/landscapes?
Wow, that's really a lot for a three-day weekend, particularly, when I'd like to spend 1 day doing something fun, but I'll give it a shot anyway! Hope you have a terrific weekend! Cheers!
So, I'm finally getting around to opening my September Sephora Play! box. This box is called The Unbasic Basics, so I'm thinking it's going to have all the basic items we need to look gorgeous!
The bag the products come in is super cute, and really convenient to reuse to store miscellaneous items like jewelry, smaller cosmetics, charger cords, flash drives, marbles ... whatever you like! (and for the record, the bottle opener does not come with the box, it's just what I used to open the box!)
So there are six items total, all in convenient trial/travel sizes, and a large foldout poster with information about the products.
The first item I picked up was the perfume sample, called Sud Magnolia from Atelier Cologne. It's a floral fragrance with magnolia, as well as wood and citrus. It's quite nice and I really like it! It also comes with a really pretty post card.
Next is a pretty pink lipstick from the Sephora collection: Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell. I really like the pink colour (see the swatch below), and I think it will look good on me.
The next item is an overnight hair treatment from Living Proof. I've received this particular item either as a bonus item when purchasing cosmetics as Ulta, or in a Beauty Con box, I can remember which now. Since I shower at night, this is not really a product I would ever use as you're supposed to use it as an overnight hair mask that you wash out the next morning. I have tried other Living Proof items, however, I really liked them, so I imagine this would work just as well.
Next up is a lightweight moisturizer from Ole Henriksen. I don't think I've ever used anything from this company, so I'm excited to try this! It feels really light and creamy, and I think it'll soak into my skin very quickly.
This Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel is definitely something I can use to tame my wild eyebrows! I've been using items from the new Benefit brow collection, and really like them, but I can always use clear brow gel!
This Kat Von D tattoo liner is probably something I will never use since I never use eye liner. It is, however, a really nice formula with a sharp, pointed applicator that applies a really thin line (or slightly thicker if you press down harder).
That's pretty much it for this month's box. You also get this Sephora Play! card that you can take into any Sephora and get extra Beauty points (with purchase, of course!) and makeup tutorial. Overall I think this is a really good box with several things I will definitely use, and just a couple I probably won't. If you're interested in singing up for this monthly subscription box (which is $10.00 a month, btw), you can go to www.sephora.com/play and enter your email address. It's pretty limited, and I'm not sure if there are any places open right now (I was on the wait list for about three months before finally getting on the list!), but it can't hurt to try, right?
Hope you all have a great day, and I'll see you next time! Cheers!
Hey, everyone! It's October and that means it's time for my Monthly Resolutions* again! I'm keeping it simple this month since I'm doing Horrordailies, and will likely be busy blogging! Actually, "Blogging everyday for Horrordailies" could easily be a resolution in itself, but there are a few more things I'd like to accomplish as well:
Continue purging makeup and clothes. I've been doing pretty well with this, despite a couple "two steps back" situations I'll blog about later, and want to keep the momentum going!
Take in two pair of too-big pants. I did a couple pair over the summer, and while it took a whole day (probably because I haven't sewn in a while!), they both turned out really good. So, rather than trying to replace them, I'll try to take them in instead.
Go to the beach at least once. I can't remember the last time I went to the beach, and I really miss it!
Cook a meal from scratch once a week. This one might be the hardest, because it takes so much time to buy, prep, and cook. But, the results are always amazing, and way healthier than buying frozen stuff all the time.
That might seem like a lot, but it looks pretty doable. Hopefully! What are you resolutions/goals for October? Let me know in the comments! Have a great day! Cheers!
*Inspiration for the Monthly Resolutions from Kim at The Kim Challenge. Check her out!
Hey, everyone, hello and happy Tuesday! Today I'm unboxing the September subscription box from Black Dahlia Lacquer. Their monthly subscription boxes are $20.00, and you get 1 full size (14 ml) bottle of polish and two smaller sized (8 ml) bottles. This is the September edition box featuring fall colours, and they look really cool!
Here's all three of them out of the box.
This first polish really reminds me of fall with its orangy-sparkly colour and is called Leaves of Clay, and I think it's going to be my favourite! I love the clay colour, and the sparkles are pretty, too!
Next up is the full-size polish which is a really pretty purple colour. They've called it Bodacious Orchid, and I really love that name!
And, finally we have In the Air which is a calming light blue colour with iridescent micro glitter. I like this colour, too, but it almost feels more springtime to me, rather than autumn.
I tested each of these out on one of my empty colour wheels. Full disclosure, I used my Butter London primer base coat because that's what I use on my fingernails, and I wanted to see what the true colour would be. This is with two coats of the Black Dahlia polishes, and they all came out really great! I really love the full coverage from all three of these polishes!
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this set, and I can't wait to paint my nails! Have a great Tuesday, and I'll see you next time! Cheers!
So, it's the time of year again when I decide I'm going to start stamping, and despite having a TON of rubber stamps and accessories already in my collection, I always go and buy the latest and greatest designs. Apparently rubber stamps and stamping accessories are a serious shopping weakness for me! Last year I bought the Ugly Sweater cling stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, and this year is was a bunch of clear cling stamps in a variety of designs. Yes, I still have the Ugly Sweater set and could easily have made this year's Christmas cards with them (and might use them for a few, who knows?!), but I recently visited both Michael's AND Beverly's, saw a couple adorable new sets, and just couldn't resist!
First off, however, are the Mini Ink Blending Tool and extra foam tops from Ranger I picked up. I've been watching Crazy Paper Chick on YouTube, and love how she uses this tool to blend inks around the edges of paper. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it as well as she does!
Here are the stamp sets I bought - first is the set of various sentiments from Hero Arts, and a Mason Jar, butterfly, flower, and heart from Art-c. I really don't know why I bought that second set, particularly because it came with coordinating dies, and I don't have to Sizzix to use with them. It was a total impulse buy, and might totally be returned to the store.
Next up is the Jingle all the Way Christmas set from Carta Bella, which I pretty much just bought for the pick-up truck with the tree in the back, the totally adorable Christmas elves from Lia Griffith for Hero Arts, and this cute little set from Dear Lizzy. That was another total impulse buy, that I picked up just for the bird and buildings.
And here are a bunch of mini ink pads and ink sprayers from Tim Holtz for Ranger, as well as a little tin to store the mini ink pads .
And, finally, my last impulse buy: plaid decorative tape. What? Why? I don't even know!
So, there you have it! What is your biggest shopping weakness? Let me know in the comments, and have a terrific day! Cheers!
So, I recently discovered YouTuber CutiePieMarzia and have really enjoyed watching her videos as well as reading her blog. I love her sense of style and design, and bonus: she owns pugs! I also recently discovered a phone accessory call Popsockets. These clever items make it easy to hold on to your cell phone as well as making a convenient stand or earbud cord holder. Anyway, Marzia recently created her own design for a Popsocket, and I had to have it! It arrived in the mail yesterday, and I immediately stuck it on the back of my phone.
It stuck perfectly the first time, right where I wanted it! However, you can reposition Popsockets all you like.
Here's a side view of the Popsocket. Here's where you hold it with your fingers, or you can wrap your earbud cord around it for convenient storage.
I love how the colours she chose go so well with my phone!
It's so much easier to take selfies now, and for Snapchatting!
So, today is World Cardmaking Day. (It's also the first day of Horrordailies, which is pretty exciting, too!) I had no idea this was a thing, but I'm pretty excited to have discovered it! I have been wanting to get back to stamping for a couple months, and fully intended to stamp Halloween cards last month, and Autumn/Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards this month, but I'm running out of time! For today, to celebrate the event, I'm going to whip out a quick Halloween card in the hopes that it will inspire me to do more.
I decided to do a Halloween card, and grabbed a bunch of my favourite Halloween stamps: Card Trio, Scardy Cat, and Gravestone by Stampa Barbara; Bat Trio by All Night Media; "Trick or Treat" sentiment by Peddler's Pack Stamp; and Ghost by Uptown Rubber Stamps.
I masked off the three cards, and stamped the Ghost, Gravestone, and Scardy Cat in each card with my black Marvy marker, and used coloured pencils to colour them in. I used my black Marvy marker to stamp the sentiment and Bat Trio. I used a black caligraphy pen to handwrite the "R.I.P." on the Gravestone, and the Boo! up above the Scardy cat.
I think it turned out pretty good, and it only took me about an hour! I hope you're having a great Saturday, and Happy Horrordailies! Cheers!
Hey, hi, and happy Friday! So, I'm planning to participate in Horrordailies this year (it's like Holidailies, but for the Halloween-themed month of October), and thought I'd start a day early with a Friday Five! I've kind of missed blogging, and I hope to reignite my passion for it by attempting to write a blog post every day next month. We'll see how long that lasts! Anyway, for my Friday Five this week, here are five things I hope to achieve this weekend:
1. Do some stamping! I recently purchased some new Christmas stamp sets that I can't wait to use, and I really need to get started on my Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving cards as well!
2. Mow the lawn. Yes, I know tomorrow is October 1st, but we've had a massive hot streak this past week or so, and the lawn is shaggy as a result. I hate the look of a shaggy lawn, and I'm sure I'll find a half hour somewhere this weekend to tame it!
3. Relax! Now that the airbag in the Honda Fit (now known as Jack) is fixed, we can finally stop stressing, and start enjoying our weekends!
4. Get ready for Horrordailies. I need to come up with some topic ideas for this blog-every-day-for-a-month challenge (probably should've been working on this a week or two ago!) I'm sure most people will be doing Horror or Halloween related posts, but I don't think I really want to do that. Maybe when we get closer to Halloween I'll get more inspired. Any ideas? Anything you'd like me to write about/photograph/stamp? Let me know down below, and I'll try to get to it!
5. Go for a walk. I haven't been walking as much as I should on the weekends, so this weekend, I plan to either go for a walk around Atascadero Lake, or just around my neighbourhood. Something to get me up and off the couch!
Well, that's it, and it's plenty to keep my busy this weekend! So, what are your plans for the weekend? Whatever it is, I hope it's fun and filled with laughter and love! Cheers!