Friday, December 7, 2007

best jeans as yet

ok. so ... here are some great jeans that are not to low cut and are long enough. and dont squeeze your middle. also that are somewhat bootcut. they have some that are skinny jeans too! love this brand. belk sells them right now for 25.00 bucks! woo hoo.

episode jean.

Monday, November 19, 2007

my "best of" for make up.


lip plumper by Fusion beauty. this one is fabulous. its expensive but worth it b/c it doesn't sting or have a weird after taste and it WORKS!

"Big, pouty lips of the genetically blessed (or not) have generated a demand for a plumper pucker. Thanks to LipFusion, achieving pout perfection—without a needle—is possible in three simple steps. Starting with the original clear formula, followed by a plumping pencil and colored gloss, a gorgeous, color-full pout can be yours for up to 48 hours."

eye shadow.. by POP beauty. I love this one for Blue eyes. really makes whatever color eyes you have really pop. :)
there are also different intensities. for night, afternoon, and morning events. they have sets for brown and green eyes too.

"Yet another glimmering master class in eye makeup from Pop! These twelve super silky, long-lasting glowing lid finishers have been carefully combined to make your blue eyes pop and sparkle in no time at all! Twelve tasty shades in an irresistible shimmering pink wallet - it's the perfect accessory for those glam parties.

Shades include: dark purple, burgundy shimmer, deep brown shimmer, taupe sheen, lavender sheen, fuchsia sheen, champagne sheen, neutral rose sheen, golden ivory sheen, camel sheen, pink with gold glitter, and peach with gold glitter.

0-glow blush by smashbox

"What it is:
The first intuitive blush, this clear gel reacts with your personal skin chemistry to turn cheeks the exact color you blush, naturally in just seconds! O-GLOW works on every skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest, to give everyone a naturally gorgeous glow.

What it is formulated to do:
When applied, the skin's moisture activates the energizing Goji Berry-C Complex™. It creates a microcirculatory effect, producing a rosy flush that lasts all day. This completely natural looking, preservative and fragrance-free formula glides on smoothly for a healthy, glowing blush that's you, only prettier.

What else you need to know:
Experience instant chemistry as your complexion is transformed from so-so to oh-so-glowing!This revolutionary silicone-based clear gel works on every skin tone and is microcirculating and skin energizing to keep cheeks naturally flushed for hours. O-GLOW's unique Goji Berry-C Complex™ formula is full of antioxidants like vitamin C, pomegranate seed oil and marine plankton for added healthy-skin benefits.

Bare Escentuals foundations.
"Begin with the right foundation! If you hate the look and feel of traditional makeup, but you want to cover imperfections, redness, or other skin conditions, join the other seven million women who swear by their bareMinerals - the makeup that performs like a skincare treatment.
The Get Started Kit will get you on your way to beautiful, radiant skin. Made of pure crushed minerals."

eye liner. the best eyeliner I have ever used. and least irritating to my eyes.
very easy to apply. can be soft or more dramatic.

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Fortifier and Extender Mascara, Carbon Black
I like this mascara just as well as any of the really expensive kinds I have tried. BUT! you have to let the lash fortifier (white part) dry first! and then apply your mascara to reap the benefits. you can even do multiple coats of the fortifier if you let it dry before subsequent coats.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My quest for the perfect tea kettle

In this quest for the perfect tea kettle I have been rewarded with the discovery of the Simplex Tea Kettle. It is made in England. copper lined with tin. whistling lid and all.... beautiful and shiny. i feel like an ostrich.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

baby magic

I just wanted to take time to give a really good piece of parenting advice. No, it doesn't have to do with how often to feed or whether you should spank. Its all about the Symphony in Motion mobile w/remote (at least until they are 5 mos old). this is the most amazing form of baby paraphernalia I can think of when it comes to getting a shower or ready for church undisturbed. It even worked on Bronwynne. the songs are classical composers bach, beethoven, and mozart. its not annoying music. but very soothing. you can get it on ebay. it comes in really bright colors or one like this one so it doesn't clash with nursery decor. the remote allows you to turn it back on from a distance.....b/c you know if they see you... you turn into a pumpkin. so... here it is, my gift to anyone else on here thinking of having a baby, anyone with newborns to 5 or 6 months old..... freedom to shower, do the laundry, cook dinner, be with the husband, do your makeup... (oh the days of spending hours in front of the mirror!), whatever you want to do (in fifteen minute intervals) with the Symphony in Motion Mobile.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dafydd Roeland MacFarlane Carroll

21" 7lbs and 11oz Aug 26th 2007
thanks everyone for your congrats. We are very excited about our little boy. every time I have a baby, I am just overwhelmed with how wonderful it is and want another immediately. He is very sweet..not very much screaming. LOL. thanks for all your concern and prayers for Roeland's birth. everything went very well.
love charlotte

Friday, August 17, 2007

brownie is using the potty.

we are so proud of the little brown. She has been using the potty consistently for over a week. She has had no accidents and is wearing her big girl panties. We are sooooo proud!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Psalm 107:1, 8-9,21

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast Love, for his is wondrous works to the children of men.

For he satisfies the Longing soul!!! and the hungry soul he fills with good things!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Monsoon in GA

I got up this morning about 6:30. for several reasons... none of them including children...wait that isn't true b/c Roeland kept me awake by pummeling my insides, so, I will say none of them including the ordinary 2 and 3 year old reasons I am usually awakened early.... I woke up b/c of worry and the stink of a dead rat that has taken up residence under our bedroom floor (the glory of south ga humidity). the rat's presence was unknown until yesterday afternoon. We had a torrential downpour in which my backyard flooded and all of the radio flyer wagons were filled to the brim with water within a matter of about 5 minutes. Apparently the particular poison which we searched for specifically to avoid the stench problem does not work if the decomposing body is rehydrated. EWE. The downpour lasted about 45 minutes total. Now, normally, I love a good downpour provided that I am in doors and am able to relax. And I was praying yesterday in my unmotivated prenatal laziness that I could find some way of not having to water the plants. I love landscaping but the responsibility of bending over and turning on a faucet... standing in the heat as my ankles swell beyond recongnition just doesn't seem worth it at present. however, due to this downpour, God answered my prayer and provided my plants with enough rain that I will probably be able to skip watering for a couple of days!
This blessing came with, the word escapes me, "set backs". which brings me back to the reasons I could not enjoy my morning of sleeping in...(that being expected due to the fact that the girls spent the night with peachy and papa).

As the downpour began, brownynne got my attention to a leak in our sunroom by saying "mommy its raining on me" This was to be expected as we have known that there is a leak however small and as inconsequential as a leak can be. But then as I was dealing with the expected leak I was distracted by a "mommy it rained on me again" from bronwynne sitting in another portion of the room. I then noticed water running down the wall and dripping off of a door frame that leads into the main portion of our home. Well, in my pregnant mindset where any catastrophie seems unmanagable, any expense seems to present no other recourse but bankruptcy, and overwhelming insecurity sets in with the slightest inconvenience..... I somehow kept my cool. That is until I went into our bedroom (another appendage to the home) where I found a puddle of water had soaked through the roof and onto the entirety of my limited maternity waredrobe that was neatly folded on the end of my bed. this all to be topped off by the stench of dead rat and realization of the duration it would entail (the last one took a month to totally decompose). suddenly fear and insecurity crept over me. a laundry list of items that needed repair came to mind. Rotten window sills... the need to replace all the siding on the house as well as any rotten wood underneath it, replace windows, trees that need to come down in the backyard b/c of the impending threat of falling on the house, and of course the leaky roof. I began to panic. although I placed the panic in the back of my head with the montra of "God is a good God, He is soveriegn over everything" woke me up at an hour that I would never willingly arouse myself by choice, so it indeed is bothering me. So, if you reading this please pray for God provision to be swift and for peace of mind on my account. Thanks. ps also pray that smell of decomposing rat goes away very soon b/c its bad enough when you aren't pregnant... but when you are- ugh.