Beauty Report Monday

Good Morning Loves! :)

Each Monday we will be focusing on some beauty trends, tips and some of our favorites beauty items here at TVP.
Today's must have item is the all natural WEN Hair Care-- Cleanser Conditioning. OMG! This is amazing stuff and I swear by it.If you have thick and dry hair this is a must have. A little bit goes a long way.
I have naturally curly hair that is super thick. I began using the WEN hair care in Fig and I have noticed an amazing difference. My hair is shinner, weighs down less, not dry at all and super soft. It is a win win :)

Best thing about this hair care ine is that it is all natural. There are no harsh chemicals, lab testings etc..

Here are the choices:


Almond Mint, Pomogrante, Winter Vanilla Mint, Lavendar, Cucumber & Aloe, Tea Tree & Fig ( which is what I use for dry/frizzy hair).

I order mine via QVC.com and get a 6 month supply in this HUGE dispenser! I dime size goes a long way.

I give this product 5 stars, must have go and buy it today!

If you do try it, please let me know I would love to hear  from you :)

Hello My Friends


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So, you may wonder where in the world did I go? Well, I have been living under a huge stack upon stacks of papers from work, organizing the holidays and being in love with the most amazing man I know. 


You can say I have been held over heels in love and so happy.  I feel like I have finally found my “home” with him and I found my dream man.

One word.. happy :)
With that, things are beginning to unwind a bit and I will be back to blogging on a daily basis starting Monday. Get excited, pop open that bottle of champagne because TVP is back! 


Can’t wait to share my journey with you all. xo

Giveaway at "Its All About E"

Run don't walk to my dear friend's Its All About E

Giveaway :)

Here are the details--

"Since next month will be my 6 month anniversary of being a blogger, I decided to do a giveaway to all of my fabulous followers!!



I am so grateful for everyone who reads all of my rambling!



I have teamed up with Pixie Chicago, a fabulous custom paper design company that has the cutest stationary cards and invitations!

I have the cutest English Bulldog stationary cards from Pixie Chicago that everyone loves getting as thank you cards!



So here are the ways to enter the contest:

#1. Become one of my blog followers and leave a comment saying which Pixie Chicago stationary you like the best! (worth 1 entry)


#2. Like Pixie Chicago on Facebook (worth 1 entry) - leave a comment on here telling me you "Liked" Pixie Chicago and comment on their facebook page telling them I sent you!


#3. Follow Pixie Chicago on Twitter (worth 1 entry) - leave a comment saying you are following Pixie Chicago!



Total of 3 entries!!



Grand Prize:

Stationary cards of your choice!

The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday October 2nd and announced Monday October 3rd! Don't be shy..... to tell your friends!!

Thanks again to Pixie Chicago for teaming up with me for my very first giveaway!!"

Okay, tell your blogger friends, twitter friends and evryone you know to go to Its All About E site and sign up for the giveaway!!

Good Luck TVP'ers! :)

Wednesday Love

First off, THANK YOU to my TVP readers and sweet friends for the emails and comments that are so sweet and touching. Things are getting better and I am glad that you all are here to support my family and I.
It is greatly appreciated!  xo

Now, onto Wednesday Love... I am in love with the following falll outfits!





Along with these Tory Burch Fall Boots- :)



Followed by this --- :)


And as always my meetings :)

Happy Day Everyone!  xo

Just when you think...

things are getting better you learn that another hurdle gets in your way.

If you do not know the history of my sibling and I. It's simple we do not speak. We grew up exactly in the same way, raised the same way, given the same things and we turned out as one is good the other is selfish.

I have always refered to myself as an only child. I never had that sibling relationship and I longed for it for a long while. But in the past few years, I have let go of that dream and made peace with reality. Sadly, my parents are still realling from the disrespect, hurt and pain they caused them. But my mom cannot let go of that longing for her son to actually show that he cares. Its really heartbreaking and to see my parents deal with it in such a different way and know they are hurting is just agony for me.

With that, my mom wants to invite my sibling and his wife over for dinner. Sadly, my father has announced that with how much they hurt him he will not speak to them and will ignore them.Which will not mend anyting and only make matters worse for everyone. I told my mom that I have forgiven but I will never forget. I will be nice say Hi and How are you and Bye. But as far as a relationship, I dont care for one.

Pray for my family, maybe one day things will turn around for us all. Who knows?

Happy :)

Summing up how I have been the past couple of months, glad to say that I am over the moon blessed and truly Happy! :)






Happy Weekend TVPers! :)

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Busy as a Bee

Literally! I cannot even begin to explain what all has happened but I got really ill when I got back from vacation. I was down and out for 10 days then two nights ago ER rush to the hospital for my dad.. prognosis- Vertigo! When it rains it pours and like I always say everything happens in 3's.
Dad broken leg, me ill and now the ER. But I am happy to say that all is now well and we are all on the mend.

Thank you to all for the sweet emails and messages. They mean the world to me!

Onto something fun.. it is officially Labor Day weekend! Yay! What is everyone's plans for the last weekend of the summer?

Happy Friday Loves!

Pearl Love

I thought I would begin a new segment on TVP with Pearl Love. I love diamonds, rose gold and pearls. Being that this is called The Vintage Pearl blog site. I thought it was only appropiate to do a pearl show :)

Here are some gorgeous pictures and pearl items. Enjoy Lovies! :)





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It's Friday-

woot! we made it through the week, sick, exhausted and jet lagged. But we made it!
Let's get up and dance for Friday!





This friday I will be on the mend. Being sick has taken a toll on my voice and energy. Therefore, here is what I will be doing all weekend...

Cafe and a nice book :) Is pure heaven for me :)

What are you doing this weekend? Smile it's Friday!

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Fall Looks 2011

It is mid-August and I am ready for Fall. Yes, I am over this humidity, heat and AC weather. I am ready for cozy sweaters, boots, leggings, jeans and fall colors.

Here are some of my favorite fall looks:



What do you love about fall fashion wise? Are you ready for the cool weather ? :)

What I missed...

Things I missed out on while out of the country and now being sick... I am hoping that I can catch up on the following:

Jersey Shore-- Italia!


It has debuted and there hasn't been much buzz around it. I haven't heard or read anything. I am hoping its not a flop.

Something Borrowed-- Book Club:


I read the series a long time ago, but I wanted to get a refresher. Was planning on reading this while on vacation but never got the time to do so. Hoping I love it as much as I did the first time :)

Big Brother- Season 13-

I have missed two and a half weeks of this season and it is killing me haha. I love this show! Its like a super soap opera reality craziness! Anyone else watch?


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I'm Back From Portugal! :)

Back from Portugal and I am very happy to be back to my own routine. Truth be told, I missed everything. ha-ha. I really did.

My vacation was nonetheless very tiring. To sum it up here is a picture that sums up the two weeks and the rest of the year to come... (not the best pic but you get the idea).

4 hours after my arrival my Dad had an accident where he broke his right leg in 3 different areas. Requiring emergency surgery and 6 days confined to a hospital. He is doing okay and at home resting. But I know the next couple of months will be tough with him out of work and all. If you would please keep my dad and family in your good thoughts and prayers.

A huge thank you to the girls who kept TVP going while I was gone. They are the best! No idea how I got lucky to have three great friends like these girls.

Stay tuned and keeping checking into TVP. New posts every day! :)

Guest Post: The Dead Sea

Hi everyone!

My name is Julie and I blog at Wearing Mascara. S, thank you for having me! To go along with the travel theme of the guest posts, I wanted to share with you a snippet of the best 12 days of my life in Israel. In 2008, I went to Israel for Birth Right. It was a life changing experience!

The snippet I'd like to share is the day we swam in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has so much salt that you can literally float without any effort. The salt holds you up and it's advisable that you do not stay in the water too long or you will become dehydrated quickly!

So beautiful!


Friends floating away...



See the salt under the water? Love.


There was some natural mud we used as a spa treatment. Washing it off in the salt definitely rejuvenated our skin!


Me having a blast:




I hope you enjoyed my pictures! S, thank you again for having me! Feel free to stop by my blog anytime.

xo,

Julie

Travel Guest Post- Pt. 2

Hello TVP readers! Rhonda from Belle in Bows, again! 
I am back today to guest post for S again. Since I have the travel bug I thought I would do my two posts both on travel. Yesterday I shared some of my travel tips, if you missed that post be sure to check it out.

While S is lucky enough to be in Portugal, I know a lot of people are thinking a vacation is out of the question. Sometimes, when I think about vacationing and traveling, my mind goes directly to exotic countries. A lot of times I forget all about the places to travel that are right here in the United States.
Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite places or places I would love to visit.

1. San Juan Islands
How beautiful is this? 
You can reach these islands by ferry from Washington. I have always heard how breathtaking the view is from the water. There are so many things to do. You can hike, kayak, or go boating. However, if I were to make it to the islands of San Juan I would want to go whale watching. 
It would seriously make my life to see this! 

2. Philadelphia

Okay, Okay! This has to be one of my favorite places to visit. There is so much going on and so much to do. If you are a history buff you will love Philly. If you are a sports fanatic, you will love Philly. (Go Phils, oi oi) If you are a foodie, you will love Philly. 
If you make it to Philadelphia I suggest you make it a point to check out
Museum of Art
Liberty Bell Center
Independence Hall
& most importantly... Citizens Bank Park to catch the Phillies in action. 


3. Florida Keys
I included a picture of the bridge, because one of my favorite things to do is, take a drive through all of the Keys. Destination being Key West, but I love stopping in Marathon and other Keys along  the way. 
The drive is so beautiful and so relaxing. Put the top down. Roll down the windows. Crank up your beach music and prepare yourself for relaxation and fun! 
When we are in Key West we always eat very good, have delicious drinks with fresh squeezed juice, and snorkel the days away. G (the boyfriend) and I always head to our favorite dessert place in Key West...
Trust me, check it out! 

4. Texas
Believe it or not, I have never been to Texas. If you read my blog then you know I am a HUGE Friday Night Light's fan. Now I know, that is just a portrayal of small town Texas. There is just so much to see and do in Texas. Be it the city or small town America. If you are from Texas or have visited, please tell me where I should start. It just seems so big I don't want to miss anything! 

5. Charleston, South Carolina





I saved the best for last. Charleston has to be my absolute favorite place in America.
I consider myself to be extremely lucky that I grew up a mere 2 hours away from Charleston. I was able to visit anytime that I wanted. I fell in love with Charleston as a little girl. To this day I love surrounding myself with everything Charleston has to offer. 
I love to walk around and just admire and photograph the houses I would love to live in one day. 
I love the shopping in Charleston.
I love the cobblestone streets.
I love eating. Especially the good ol' southern restaurants.
I love the sweet tea.
I love going down to the Battery and having a picnic with the one I love.
If you have never been to Charleston, you need to go. Seriously. Exit off this page and organize a trip. It will change your life.

Where are your favorite places to visit in America?