Lips Dry and Cracked?

I got a text from my sis-in-law last night that said...  "Dude, you should blog about some moisturizing lip care.  This weather is killing my lips."  Thanks sis for the great idea... hopes this helps...
You can blame the weather and dehydration. 
#1 Drink tons of H2O

#2  Apply this 

Product description: Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Price: $7.00
Where can you get it?  

What does b* say?
This was first introduced to me by my other sister in law 6 years ago.  It has been a winter must have ever since.  It is soft, goes on smooth, and gives a perfect sheen!  I have spent more on products and less on others and have found this to be the absolute best.  

Mr. Ace gets mega chapped lips seeing as he is shoveling snow almost every day in the winter.  He is very picky when it comes to his lips and doesn't like any sheen so this is his preference.  

Product description:  Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips.

Price: 9.00
where can I get it at?

Need a Stocking Stuffer Idea???
Love this!
Kiehl's Lip Balm Set
Our #1 bestseller has been soothing and protecting lips since 1969. $29.00 ($36.00 value) includes Lip Balm #1 in 4 flavors Cranberry, Mango, Vanilla, and Coconut (each .5 oz.).

Price $29.00
where can I get it?

Santa I have been really good... Please put this in my stocking!


The perfect gift for the colorful gal

I was returning an item at my local Nordstrom and stumbled upon this great gift.  
Complete cosmetics wardrobe features a mirror in the lid for easy application and includes the following:

- Two slide-out tiers that hold 144 eyeshadows in warm and cool shades.
- Six blushes that complement any skin tone.
- Three eyeliners in black, chocolate and midnight blue.
- Six cream eyeliners in black, grey, brown, purple, blue and green.
- Mini blush brush.
- Mini eyeliner brush.
- Mini dual-ended brow brush and sponge-tip eyeshadow applicator.

    Price: $29.00
    Where can I get it?

    What does b* say?
    I am shocked at what a great buy this is.  I think it is a great gift.  There is every hue on the rainbow from cool to warm.  


    Not only does it look Christmas it smells like Christmas...

    Well, it's been a few days folks and let me tell ya it has been amazing!  
    I felt like a kid in school again soaking up every precious minute of Thanksgiving break.  I cannot remember the last time I had 4 consecutive days off with no where to be but with my kiddos at home!  Thanksgiving was incredible spent with a hubby that had the day off (big deal)!  We were with his family this year and his momma makes a mean meal.  Friday C, G, and I were sicker than dogs and we spent most the day on the couch watching Christmas movies and playing Supper Mario.   Saturday I felt much better and headed out with my Momma B* to get some Christmas shopping in before heading to TANGLED with the ENTIRE family.  (Must Must see movie!)  Then to top it all off I woke up to this winter wonderland which is the perfect kick off to begin the Christmas season.

    With no further ado...
    a holiday 

    Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils Fragrance Diffuser, Winter Forest

    Product description:  Here's a new way to enjoy one of our most popular holiday scents throughout the winter months. Our natural diffuser reeds produce a light, delicate fragrance drawn from pure essential oils of botanicals. Just place the reeds in the glass bottle (included) to gently disperse the oil's aroma into the air. A customer favorite, this invigorating collection mingles the clean scent of pine with cedar wood, cinnamon, patchouli, thyme and citrus. Scented with premium-quality essential oils sourced from around the world, all of the products are biodegradable and none are tested on animals.

    Price:  $24.50
    Where can I get it at?  

    What does b* say?
    I should have asked Mr. Ace to write this one.  This is one of must haves for the holidays.  A home that smells like evergreen whether you have a real or faux tree.  It is exactly what the description states: light and delicate.  Not overwhelming and the bottle is simple which I like.  Oh and if you are looking for an early Christmas gift... I suggest this.



    This was written by my boss at Cirque Lodge.  I found it very touching and thought I would share it with you...

    On behalf of the Lodge and our Staff we just wanted to take a moment and give thanks.

    In a time when so many are without shelter, we give thanks for the roof over our head. At a time when
    so many suffer from hunger and starvation, we give thanks for the bountiful blessings that have been
    laid upon our tables. At a time with so much loneliness and isolation we give thanks for our family and
    for the fellowship. At a time when so many suffer from a lack of direction or purpose, we give thanks
    for opportunity to be of service. And mostly in a time when so many suffer from the incomprehensible
    demoralization that is associated with alcohol and addiction, we give thanks to that power greater
    than ourselves that has lead us from the devastation. That power that has lead us to each other and to

    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The staff of Cirque Lodge

    On this day I am grateful for my family immediate and extended, I am grateful for food, clothing, and a warm home.  I am most grateful for healthy happy children.  God his good!
    Have a great day!


    Jam Jam Jammies

    These are my most favorite pajammies.
    I am only a jammie gal in the winter and this tops the list

    Garden Gnomes Poplin Classic Set - by Munki Munki

    Product description:Garden Gnomes Poplin Classic Set has the original gnomes seen in garden's around the world! The fine cotton set includes a button down poplin shirt with an adorable scalloped collar and a drawstring pant for a perfect fit every time.

    Fun Fact: Did you know the first garden gnomes were made in Gräfenroda, a town known for its ceramics in Thuringia, Germany, in the mid-1800s? Philip Griebel made terracotta animals as decorations and produced gnomes based on local myths as a way for people to enjoy the stories of the gnomes' willingness to help in the garden at night.

    Price: $85.00
    where can you get it?

    what does b* say?
    I am really not much of pj wearer till it gets cold outside.  But when the snow first falls this is the pair I grab.  Light weight and comfy and cute ta boot.  It would make a a darling "jammie clause" set. (You know christmas pj's?)


    Holiday Cards

    I am very very excited about this holiday season and already have a few holiday cards in the works.

    One sided card: $18.00
    Double sided: $25.00

    Here are a few samples 
    Email me if you are interested


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    A Groovy Serum

    {crave} {rave} {fav}
    Alright friends it has been awhile since I have been smitten with a facial product but here it is...

    Peeling Groovy Facial Serum

    What it is: A dermatologist-developed, age-fighting, exfoliating facial serum.
    What it is formulated to do:  Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum gently sloughs away dead skin cells and debris, lightens dark spots, and minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines—providing myriad benefits without drying or irritating. This oil-free formula is infused with amino acid antioxidants and is safe to use on sensitive skin.
    What else you need to know:  Formerly known as sleeping peel serum, this "liquid version of a microdermabrasion kit" provides the same results as a multi-step regimen—in one simple application.

    Price: $65.00
    Where can I get it?
    Sephora or Amazon ($52.00 plus free shipping)

    What does b* say?
    I have only been using this for a few short weeks but have seen a big improvement in my skin.  The tone and sun spots are lighter, my skin is softer, and the lines (not fine lines) were talking crevasses are drastically reduced!  I apply day and night and am looking forward to continual improvement


    My Monday Gift To You!

    30% only today at Gap.com
    enter MONDAY30 at check out

    The perfect holiday party starter
    The perfect counterpoint to the season's chunky sweaters: a sequin skirt in a wear-with-everything silhouette.

    Price $49.50
    where can I get it?

    What does b* say?
    You will absolutely see me in this at many holiday parties! Paired with a cami, cardigan and flats... darling!

    Great basic with some flare
    The Dolman Dress

    A ruffle neckline and dolman sleeves give this silky dress dimension and texture.
    Price $69.50
    where can I get it?

    Paired with this...
    Skinny Metallic Ruffle Belt
    Dare to dazzle with our skinny metallic belt that pops with a ruffle trim.
    Price $24.50
    where can I get it?

    Heavy Opaque Tights

    Extra thick soft and comfortable nylon tights.
    Price $14.50
    where can I get it?

    Color Glitter Ballet Flats
    A dazzling ballet flat in an exciting coat of glitter because every girl deserves to feel glamorous.
    Price $49.50
    Where can I get it at

    And I would add the SEQUIN ZIP JACKET (when it become available)


    Burn Baby Burn... And see

    I like to think that I am an active person.  But just because I think I am doesn't mean that is the case.  I actually go through phases where I am on and then I totally fall of the wagon.  Over the last two months or so I have been on.  I have actually totally gotten in to Spin... You know cycling on a stationary bike at the gym.  Each time a class would end the teach would say "well, if ya worked hard you could have burned 500-800 calories".  I thought no way.  So I did a major search for a heart rate monitor and came across this...

    Suunto M2 Heart Rate Monitor w/ Dual Comfort Belt - Women's
    Product description:
    When you want to keep track of your ticker and the calories you’ve burned, head out the door with Suunto’s M2 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor and Dual Comfort Belt. Real-time, easy-to-read outputs make sure you stay in your target zone and working towards fitness goals.
    Included Suunto Dual Comfort Belt is compatible with most gym cardio equipment (Analog Coded and ANT Coded)
    Suunto Fitness Solution: Automatic heart rate monitoring and reporting system for fitness clubs
    9 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish and Finnish
    Price: $85.78+ 
    (best price found at Amazon.  All other places are $119.00)
    Where can I get it?
    I got mine at backcountry
    Best price is at Amazon

    What does b* say?
    I am obsessed! I wear it all the time!  Especially when I work out!  It is accurate easy to use comes in this color and black and is comfortable!


    Mulan? Maybe... But smokin' hot!

    It's Friday and I have some
    So, this is the hausge pausge I put together today and I feel pretty good about it!
    Or I guess I should say I felt fine until my kids sitter told me I looked like Mulan.
    Here it is... Leave your opinionin the comments box...

    One the feet

    Like I said I literally wear them every day

    One the Legs

    Citizens of Humanity "Avedon" Skinny Jeans in Faith Wash
    Every denim wardrobe needs a basic pair of skinny jeans and this pair from Citizens of Humanity is done right in a dark wash. Team with a power blazer and accessorize with pointy-toe heels and layers of jewelry. The soft stretch cotton is finished with slight fading and whiskering. Banded waist, belt loops, zip fly and button closure. Five-pocket style with signature embroidery on back pockets. Yellowing stitching and pewter hardware.
    PRICE: $163.00
    Where can I get them?

    On the top
    Dotted ruffle-up cami
    It's cami time—a classic henley silhouette crafted in silk habotai that's been washed for a cool, rumpled look,
    Price $98.00
    Where can I get it?
    (I wore  the plain graphit color)

    Over the top
    Bronzed Leopard Cardigan
    A wardrobe work of art—this feline-chic print is finished with smudges of bronze foil for added glamour and dimension. Merino wool in a 12-gauge knit. Crewneck. Long sleeves. Hits at hip. Import. Hand wash.
    Price $88.00
    Where can I get it?

    Around top
    Super skinny patent belt
    This lends the perfect touch of cool-girl gloss to any ensemble. (We love it over a tweed blazer or an oversize sweater.) It's designed to be worn at the waist, so we recommend ordering a size up if you plan to wear it lower. Leather. Worn gold-plated zinc buckle. Width: 3/8". Import.
    Price $29.50
    Where can I get it?


    On the eyes
    Eye Shadow - Forgery

    Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.

    Price $14.50
    Where can I get it?

    What does b* say?
    Who cares... Rock it like you own it!

    Happy Friday Folks!

    Leave me a comment tell me what ya think...



    Sassy Mia Holiday Boutique

    It's that time of year again for the

    Sassy Mia Holiday Boutique
    It will be held
    December 3rd and 4th
    At my home
    We are putting feelers out for any other vendors that would like to come sell their item's at the event
    Please email be if you are interested

    And don't for get to mark the date on you calendars

    You will only ever need ONE wallet (in a few different colors!)

    And this is the ONE!
    The most contemporary of all Italian fashion leathers…with its ultra soft hand, unique prints and hand staining…elements all magnified through a beautiful transparent patent finish.
    Product Description: Sleek, full frame closure that provides a slim and elegant profile as well as complete security. Full featured interior; currency compartment, zippered change pocket, pen loop, credit card stack, ID window and section for check book and register. Gift boxed

    Price: $85+
    Where can I get it?
    Abas Nordstrom Amazon <-- (free shipping)

    What does b* say?
    I am hooked!  It really is the greatest, most durable accessories I have owned!  I love all of the colors and texture variations.  The size is nice... not to big not to small.  It has ample space for cards and such, has a check book slot, pen loop, and coin holder.  It is a must must have... I am currently in the market for a new one and this one (picture below) is on the Christmas list!


    Holiday Rave

    Last year I attended a Christmas extravaganza with my sis-in-law and we came accross these
    Christmas ornaments made in Germany from amazing 5mm woolfelt

    Price: $5.00-$8.00
    Where can I get them?
    What does b* say?
    Last year I made the mistake of not getting any and I  have wanted them ever since.  I just pick some up last night and I am very excited. Nothing says homemade Christmas like felt and home strung popcorn garland. 
    Merry Christmas!


    Put a belt around that sweater

    Gap... Gap... Gap
    I am really liking all of Gap's chunky sweaters, hats, and scarfs.
    I saw this over the weekend and instantly became a must have!

    Belted sweater vest
    Product description:  Cozy up in style with our irresistible belted sweater vest. A sleeveless style keeps it versatile--the layering possibilities are endless.

    Price: $54.50
    Where can I get it?

    What does b* say?
    I really liked the texture and fabric that the vest was made out of.  It is soft and warm.  And I do agree the the layering possibilities are endless!  I love the length and can't wait to wear it.


    OPI Burlesque

    I am a fan of the glitter toe look but not a fan of glitter toes per say.  I like to run and I don't feel like the flex very well.
    But don't worry...
    Burlesque to the rescue!

    Product description: OPI Burlesque Holiday 2010 Collection

    Color names: Kit Includes: Rising Star #B09 Ali's Big Break #B13 Bring on the Bling #B03 Extra-va-vaganza! #B05 Glow Up Already! #B04 Let Me Entertain You #B12 Show It & Glow It! #B07 Simmer & Shimmer #B06 Sparkle-Icious #B08 Take the Stage #B10 Tease-y Does It #B14 The Show Must Go On! #B11

    Where can I get it?

    What does b* say?
    I am glitter crazed!!!  I think the whole collection is fantastic!  I like to paint the base layer with the solid color and then paint over it with the GLITZ.  I am currently sporting "rising star" with "bring on the bling" on top. I think it is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail.  And for the holidays I would suggest "Ali's big break" with "sparkle-licous" on top.

    Have a Sparkling weekend!


    Let is snow

    This is a winter fav and a utah must have
    Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots
    Price $129.95
    Where can I get it?

    What does b*say?
    I am a sorel gal.  This is the only winter boot I have ever owned.  I remember my first pair as a kid was a hand me down from my brother.  When I received them they were in almost perfect condition even though they had been worn, and worn hard!  They are durable, classic, and simply fantastic!  Last year I took a leap from the basic sorel {all time favorite} and bought the Joan of Artic.  And I am crazy for them.  Just the right amount of flare!

    These came yesterday for C*.  G* will be wearing C's hand me downs.
    (and the tradition lives on)
    Sorel Yoot Pac TP
    Price: $69.95
    Where can I get it?

    What does b* say...
    Seriously you should see these things on a tiny guy... Darling.  Although pricey like I said you will be able to hand them down.

    Bring on the snow... We are ready!


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