Stuff from Stephers

I used to share a blog with Melissa, but she's been MIA for a few months, so I made it all mine! Random thoughts on my every day life to bore you with.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A few of my new favorite things

In this time that I have been slightly out of pocket I find that I have developed a few new favorites that I must rave about.

So, last month for "Present Day" as Katy calls it she took me and Jessica (another girl from work) out to get makeovers at MAC. They didn't use this on me, but it was one of the things I got. They advertised it as an eyeliner that wouldn't come off - wow! So I tried it and even on my roughest days I find it to be pretty much true. Sometimes I still get that under eye shadow - but I got that with everything - and at least now I can still see the eyeliner. Yay! I already have this in 2 colors and there are 2 more I'm wanting still...and it is only $15. Seems a lot for eyeliner, but the little gel tub will last FOR-EVER. OK, so please meet my new favorite eyeliner - MAC's Fluidline eyeliner gel.

And over the past week Adam and I did wine tours at about five wineries around Fredericksburg. We did Texas Wine Tours with Jim as our guide driving us around in
the limo-style shuttle and telling us all of the do's and dont's of wine tastings. Anyhow...we sampled 25-30 wines and I definitely have a new favorite. In the sweet wine category I met Muscat Canelli. Who knew? My favorite of the day was from Becker Vineyards and was a wonderfully sweet, yet not too syrupy taste. They also had a wonderful viognier that they call Clementine that was a favorite. AND, I even found a few reds that I could do. One was from Texas Hills Vineyard called Kick Butt Cab and the other was the Pedernales Cellars Family Reserve. All in all, a very educational trip!

Friday, February 13, 2009

February begins...or keeps going

Apparently my blog is now just for a monthly update. So, I took the next week off of work which will be good. Adam and I are going to Fredericksburg and doing this all day wine tour in a van limo thing and staying at a fancy little bed and breakfast that looks like a pueblo by Enchanted Rock. We are also going to try to teach ourselves to make truffles and get me an oil change. All very romanticle. Anyhow, so the new homelessness is interesting but it seems that every time I need something it is in some other location. The guy I work with at work is leaving in 2 weeks and I will have someone new. It is stressful but the new guy was already working there and he is great so it will probably be a quick transition time. What else...I am excited that summer is coming fast because that means I get to sleep more at work. I've actually lost about 7 pounds so I'm working on that whole losing weight resolution. My favorite new craft to do with the kids this month is making hearts made out of crayons. They can't get enough of that and I actually bogarted the pan and made a whole one to myself one night. Umm...besides that...I hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Day. And rest of the month. I feel like I haven't seen my friends in ages but I'm thinking about y'all.