Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Randomness
Any guesses to what it is?

Hint: A retro toy a 4-year-old got for Christmas

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trail Mix for Kids

Most days, I feel like I have the pickiest eater in the world. My 4 year old could easily live off grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, and pancakes if we let him. I feel guilty that he doesn't eat near enough vegetables. That is, unless we count french fries. Potatoes equal veggies, right? Fruits are a little more popular in our house, but meat is the biggest hurdle. Try to sneak the kid any meat not breaded and shaped as a nugget, and he will gag, spit, and pitch a fit.

While I have zero advice on how to get more meat into his diet, I have found ways to sneak in other things. The little one will eat practically anything in the form of trail mix. His favorite mix includes animal crackers, mini marshmallows, pretzels, and yogurt covered raisins.

Here's a few other combinations that have become hits in our house:
  • Dried fruit, chocolate chips, assorted cereal
  • Cheerios, pretzels, crackers
  • Berries, granola, yogurt covered raisins
  • Goldfish, cheesy cracker bites, pretzels
  • Fresh berries, cereal, raisins
  • Mini breadsticks, m & m's, banana chips
What kind of food combos do your kids enjoy?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday's Amusing Moment

Saturday I decided it was time for the Christmas tree to go. With much complaining from the hubby that I was forcing the holiday to be over too soon, and questions from my parents as to why I was in such a hurry to take down decorations, I wrapped the ornaments back up and wiggled the tree out the back door. I was tired of pine needles, and tired of not having access to half my dining room. I was ready for the tree to be gone.

In the middle of pulling the tree through the den doorway, which was not an easy task, GM popped his head out of the living room.

GM: Where's the tree going?
Me: Outside.
GM: But where will Santa put our gifts?
Me: Buddy, Santa already came remember? He left you all those gifts.
GM: I mean, where will he put them next year, momma?
Me (smiling, of course): We'll get a new tree next year.
GM: Oh, nevermind, he can just put them by my castle like he did this year.

This mind of a 4-year-old works in mysterious ways. In a matter of 30 seconds, he went from annoyed and questioning, to know-it-all, to quite self-assured. Once I finally had his approval, I continued to twist and turn the tree until I made it outside.

Next year, I have passed the un-decorating job on to the hubby. Since he was so full of complaints, I'm quite happy to pass that role over to him. Now if only he would complain about the housework, I could tell him to do that too.

One Ugly Duck

So far, I've mentioned the good and the bad from Christmas. So that only leaves the ugly. Words couldn't describe this well enough, only a photo could do this duck justice. Here it is in all it's glass-wearing glory:
From what I gather, it's meant to be a glasses holder. For glasses. Something I have never owned, but now I do, since it came with it's own pair of (used) glasses. I'm not all that sure what grandma was thinking.

At least I'm not alone in my new role as duck owner. My mom received the same gift, and she doesn't wear glasses either. Maybe we can get a few more and start our own flock of ugly ducks.

What was your "most interesting" gift this year?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bah Humbug

I shared with ya'll the good moments of our holiday, so I thought I'd take a minute to share the downside. Since you know, the holidays can never pass without a glitch. Little man asked Santa for a "game thing" in his letter, and sweet ol' Santa delivered with a V Smile Pocket. GM was beyond excited when he unwrapped it, and started playing it the minute the last gift had been opened.However, his excitement was short-lived. After only 20 minutes of playing, the screen started to blink, a few minutes later, a solid blue screen appeared every time a button was pressed. This resulted in lots of questions, why isn't it working? Momma, why is it broken? Why did Santa bring a bad one?

After distracting the little one with a Pooping Penguin stocking stuffer and a few Imaginex Batman toys, I managed to get him in a better mood. I started researching troubleshooting on the V Smile Pocket and discovered many others had experienced similar issues. While, the company offered no advice, it seems that many attribute the problem to a short circuit or an internal defect. Great, I really want my child playing with something that could potentially be dangerous. I even read one account of the system overheating and melting the batteries. I'm not sure how much truth there is behind that, but I took it as a warning.

The system and games were both returned last night, and hubby happily left Walmart with money in his pocket, which will be put towards a replacement gift later. Luckily, GM also received a Leapster from Santa at Grandma's house, courtesy of my sister-in-law. However, the first Leapster wouldn't read the cartridges. So, that too was returned yesterday, and we exchanged for another one. Thank goodness, the second time was a charm, and GM has been mastering Animal Genius today. He absolutely loves it. It provides lots of fun facts about animals, and quizzes him on what he's learned.

If anyone is looking, I would highly recommend the Leapster over the V Smile any day.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Shrunks Giveaway at MomDot

Over at MomDot, they are giving away an amazing package from The Shrunks. Included are:
The Shrunks have the most adorable plush Ududolls. GM absolutely adores his Tooth Decay.

To enter, head over here

Our Happy Holiday

Christmas day at our house was filled with family, yummy food, and lots of gifts. GM was so excited to come down the stairs and find Santa had arrived overnight. He was very patient while waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive. He positioned himself on the couch, clutching his stocking and trying to figure out just what could be inside, staring at the other gifts with a sparkle in his eyes.
From the moment they arrived, wrapping paper was flying. There ended up being an unbelievable amount of gifts, almost all for GM, as hubby and I decided not to exchange gifts this year.
After all was unwrapped, we headed to my parent's house where many more gifts awaited us. After eating turkey, ham, (and turducken, which I didn't try), mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls, and a million desserts, it was finally time to open more gifts. With three kids under the age of 5, it was quite the flurry of paper and chaos.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Just a Quick...


Merry Christmas to all! I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family! Our morning has been filled with unwrapping gifts and lots of toys and games. And it seems much more to come.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Joys of Last Minute Shopping

Twas a few days before Christmas, when all through the land,
every person was out shopping, with bags in their hand.
The children were screaming, crying for more,
my head started spinning, my ears getting sore.

The smart mamas were done, at home staying warm,
while I was out amongst it, fighting the swarm.
Daddy at work, and me all alone,
I rushed through each store, with a sigh and a moan.

When out in the food court arose such a clatter,
everyone stopped to see what was the matter.
I flew like the wind, away to the door,
I had to be done, I couldn't take anymore.


There's nothing quite like the mall two days before Christmas to remind you all about the holiday spirit. Kids are screaming, parents yelling. Oh what a joy. I made it out alive and unscathed, except the pounding headache, I'm attempting to drink away (ok, with coffee). I have one more trip to the store tomorrow, which I'm sure will be another adventure. But, I only have one thing to buy, so I'm going to cross my fingers that it is uneventful and painless.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Super Simple Chocolate Covered Cherries

I just finished making chocolate covered cherries. They have met hubby's taste-test with lots of approval. The best part, they were incredibly easy.

Ingredients:
2 jars maraschino cherries
1/2 bag milk chocolate chips
1/2 bag white chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Directions:
Drain juice from cherries, use paper towels to remove moisture. Once somewhat dry, sprinkle on some powdered sugar to absorb any juice. Melt chocolate. I microwave mine for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave another 15 seconds. Be very careful to use a dry bowl and have dry hands. Any moisture will ruin your chocolate. Once chocolate is smooth, dip cherries in.

The white chocolate ones are a little less sweet than the milk chocolate. I've also heard that they get better if you let them sit for a few days.

A Few Awards

A big thanks to Bridgette at The Not-So-Blog Blog who passed the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award on to me.

The rules for this one is to admit my 5 addictions and then pass it onto another 5 blogs…

Hello. My name is Staci and I am addicted to…

1. Mountain Dew. It's how I make it through my day.

2. The internet. Oh, what would I do without you?

3. Taking pictures. The camera is always in hand.

4. Makeup. Never leave home without it.

5. Coffee. My other caffeine fix.



Thanks to Joanne at Barely Domestic Mama and Bloggymommy at Coming To You From the Land of Ahhhhs... I've been given the following award:


So here are the rules: Put the logo on your blog or post. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude! Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I'm horrible at following directions, so I'm not going to directly pass these onto anyone. But here's a few of the blogs I love. Ya'll can feel free to grab these if you haven't received them already, I know a lot of you have though. So here's a little linky love (in alphabetical order too, since I'm feeling a little OCD today).

AJ at A Little Bit Nutty
Alyson at Three P's in a Pod
Cat at 3 Kids and Us
Jess at Nothing But Purple
Kim at What's that Smell?
Kimberly at All About Kimberly
Sara at My Sippy Cup Runneth Over
Sarah at Mom Tips and Notes From the Zoo
Susan at Life in a House of Blue
Susan at What Happened to my House?
Tena at Punky Monkey's

Seeing Santa

We were supposed to visiting Santa right now. GM was so excited last night when I told him he could go talk to Santa this morning. He told be he was still going to ask for a harmonica, a game system, and now, a Batman toy. I scrambled around and managed to find the Batman toy last night, so that Santa could fulfill his wish list.

This morning rolled around, GM woke grumpy and complaining. Granted, he's been sick all week, but yesterday, he was feeling much better, just crabby. He announced this morning he was too sick to see Santa. I'm not fighting him on it. I think he's more anxious and unsure than sick, but I'm not going to push him into doing something he doesn't feel comfortable with. It's not the first year he missed out on seeing Santa, and we'll try again before the holiday arrives.

Our only two Santa visits:
2007:

Friday, December 19, 2008

What I've Learned the Week:

1. I'm the only one in the house who knows how to do laundry. Oh, and dishes, and take the trash out.
2. As much as I promise myself to finish Christmas shopping early, I never do. There really can't be only 6 more days.
3. Even when I get Christmas cards printed months in advance, I forget to send them until last minute.
4. Some days I just feel like I'm talking to myself, and I can live with that.
5. I can't think straight when the house is a mess. See the "pillow fort" below, where my couches are shoved together for a sick boy to relax on? Drove me crazy not being able to walk straight through the living room. 6. Hearing *splat* in the middle of the night is even worse when the 4-year-old is in your bed.
7. Cartoons, pretzels, and lots of snuggles are a perfect way to spend a sick day.
8. No matter how hard I mentally will the UPS man to show up with gifts I ordered, it doesn't work. (He did show up with one, but not the most important one-the one I bought accessories for, and the one GM would be ecstatic to see).
9. I should start going to bed earlier, stop speed cleaning in the middle of the night, and get some sleep.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chocolate, anyone?

I've been putting off all things Christmas related this year. I love the holidays, but I just can't seem to get in the spirit. Honestly, it doesn't feel like December, let alone feel like Christmas should be here already.

Yesterday, I started our holiday creations. I decided to go with something simple this year, chocolates. Every year, we do something homemade to go along with the gifts we've bought. I thought this would be a nice change from the crafty things I've done in years past.

We ended with 150 or so mini chocolates, with rice krispies, pretzels, kit kat, oreo, and coconut inside. Only a few were taste tasted, and they are pretty darn yummy. Chocolate covered cherries will be coming next. Mmm...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday

In our house, hubby does the grocery shopping. Why? I hate shopping, it doesn't matter if it's at the mall, the grocery store, or the gas station. I feel nauseous just going into those places alone. I have no idea why, I work around people, in a restaurant, and am fine, but send me to the store by myself and see me hyperventilate.

Usually hubby is pretty good at getting everything on the list, but the last few times, I've forgotten to write one, or he's forgotten to take it. So he comes homes with a ton of foods he loves, and nothing for me to eat for lunches. I'm not exaggerating, he brought home one thing I'd eat, and so I did a few days later. Lo and behold, he hadn't expected me to eat it, it was for his own lunch, and he acted like a whiny baby when he noticed it was gone. All this resulted in one completely unnecessary argument Sunday night, ending with me going to bed hungry and angry.

Last night, he said he had to stop at the grocery store on his way home. I figured, no big deal, probably just to replace his lunch I had unknowingly eaten. Then he arrives home with 5 or 6 bags of groceries instead. I went to put them away, and he says to me, "find one thing in there that you won't eat."

He had stopped and bought every one of my favorite foods, from pretzels and swiss cheese to ready-made chicken to wheat thins to (my weakness) sticky buns. He got me everything to make my salads or sandwich for lunches, all the ingredients I need for breakfasts, every yummy thing I could imagine.

It really was a sweet gesture to apologize for our stupid fight. It made me feel much better to, to know that he was thinking of me. I would've kissed him right then (if I wasn't so worried about spreading my cold cooties).


You can join in Tell Me Something Good Tuesday over at The Adventures of a Working Mom.

Santa Claus is (Still) Coming to Town

GM's letter to Santa:


And Santa's reply (I cut out full name & our town, but you still get the idea):


I can't even tell you how excited GM was to open a letter from Santa today. He's been back and forth on whether Santa will come visit. Now, I've never threatened that Santa won't come, even when he's being awful, but somehow he got the idea in his head. Last night, he started crying at bedtime that Santa wasn't going to come because he hadn't been "all that good today." The letter arrived at a perfect time and calmed his fears on Santa skipping our house this year.

Dyson Domestic Divas at MomDot

I try to keep my house looking clean. But between a 4 year old, a hubby who drags in everything under the sun, and a cat who sheds like it's going out of style, it's a tough job. Add in one ancient vacuum, and I pretty much have given up hope. My carpets are doomed. So what to do? Over at MomDot, they have teamed up with Dyson to create the Dyson Domestic Divas. The Divas will be able to test out and review the DC 25 Rollarball Animal vacuum.

Trisha over at MomDot explains:
"Every 2 weeks from now till April
, we are going to be picking a new mom to spend a full two weeks with our Dyson and then come on as a Dyson Domestic Diva and give everyone the lowdown on it. Comparing it to your current household cleaning, your vacuum that you use on a daily basis, the all around ins and outs of how you feel about the Dyson after spending 2 weeks with it in your home. You will be able to blog during your experience from set up to the day it leaves, posting pictures, videos and sharing your experience with the world."


I'm really hoping that I'll get picked as a Dyson Diva, and be given the chance to test it out. Hubby better watch out though. I doubt I'll want to use my decrepit vacuum again.

The Dyson:

Vs

Mine:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday's Amusing Moment

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one my son zones out on. Yesterday, he was at grandma's, zoning out at the able (mostly from pure exhaustion). When anyone would say his name, he wouldn't acknowledge them at all. Yet, this conversation ensued.

Grandpa (to grandma): When are you going to be ready to do the barn work?
GM (rather loudly, and out of nowhere): When I grow up, okay?

Then he quickly returned to complete absorption in cartoons.

And yet another random moment in our house:

Now I'm off to return to my coughing, sneezing, trying to hold my eyes open, welcome to cold season self.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

On the 12th Day of Christmas...

In our house, the 12 days of Christmas are celebrated with the visit of a sneaky, secret elf. He comes late at night and leaves a little present to be found the next morning. The little elf loves books, so each night he wraps a few up, adds a note, and leaves them somewhere around the house for GM.Today, being the first day, GM was very surprised to find a gift leaning against the fridge when he went to get some juice.
It didn't take him long to hightail it to the couch and tear off the wrapping paper. Inside, he found 3 new book, CareBears Christmas, Puppies, and Animal Families . Plus, some special velvet Christmas stickers.I'm sure he'll be just as excited tomorrow when he discovers the elf has returned.

Photo Hunt: Favorite

I've missed Photo Hunt the last few weeks, but I should be back on track now. So, this week, I have a few favorites of a 4-year-old:

Favorite food:
Favorite book:Favorite furry friend (Achilles):

Friday, December 12, 2008

Think Thin Thursdays

Yes, I'm a day late again. I'm really awful with being on time lately.

I managed to lose one pound this week, going from 143 to 142. (I have a scale photo, but I managed to kill my camera battery, so I'll have to add it later.) I keep hitting a plateau at 142, which is frustrating, so I'm going to have to try something different to get down past it. I have gotten into a healthier routine though.

So what has worked for me this week? I've started eating much better, mostly because I'm being more aware of what I'm eating. Rather than just eating what's easiest, I've found myself cooking more homemade meals. I've also cut back on snacks throughout the day.

For this coming week, my goal is to break past 142. Whether it's one pound or more, I want to get myself past that number. I'll have to combine my healthier eating choices with a few days of exercise to get myself there. I also need to work on my soda habit, which is the hardest thing for me to break.

Our task with Think Thin Thursday this week is to talk about our favorite low-calorie snack. My one indulgence has been Pringles Stix. They come in yummy flavors, like vanilla, and are less than 100 calories per pack. They are perfect to satisfy cravings for something sweet, without a lot of impact on my calorie intake.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Happy Belated B-day to Hubby

Hubby's birthday was yesterday. With work and everything, I got too busy to really do anything for him. I'm a terrible wife, the poor guy didn't even get a card. No cake either, didn't even cook him dinner. I have to promise myself to bake him a cake in the morning after I get some sleep. He's a sweet, wonderful guy, he really does deserve something special.
So happy happy birthday! Hopefully the day after his birthday will be much more eventful than today was.

Avon Hair Care Winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

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Timestamp: 2008-12-11 05:06:44 UTC

So the winner is Jess at Nothing But Purple! Congrats, I'll be contacting you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a Reminder

My Avon giveaway ends tomorrow at midnight. There's not too many entries, so be sure to get yours in. You have great odds, and the entries are easy. You can find out how to win some great products by going here.

Conversation with a 4-year-old

We tend to have odd discussions in this house. I'm not sure where they come from or what gets them started, but somehow weird things are always being talked about. Take for example the conversation I had with GM today.

GM: Did you know sea cucumbers eat their own brains?

Me: Where did that come from? (It was so out of the blue)

GM: I was just thinking more people should know about sea cucumbers.

Me: Well, thanks for sharing then.

I'd love to know where the kid gets this from.

Monday, December 8, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Saturday was tree cutting day. We packed up GM, bundled up in some warm clothes, and met my parents to go pick out a tree. It was more than a little chilly, with temperatures in the mid-20s, before the wind chill. But GM was still more than excited.

He ran from tree to tree, pointing out each one, asking "Is this one it?" and answering himself, Nah, too prickly, too little, too big, too pine coney, too whatever. The other people at the tree farm were laughing at him as he zig-zagged his way through the trees. I can only compare his actions to Hammy from Over the Hedge, aka the squirrel on crack.


My mom finally picked out her Christmas bush, err... tree. I swear it was rounder than it was tall. She starts to saw the trunk while I held the top. As a few minutes passed, I heard her utter a curse word or two. And, my momma never swears. She continues trying to cut, and I can hear GM several rows over with hubby. I turn to look for them and get a huge mouthful of pine needles. Nothing like frostbite, cussing, and a true taste of pine to get you in the holiday spirit.

Chowing on a candycane in the car to warm up


Our tree up & decorated

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Think Thin Thursday on Sunday

So, I totally stink. I missed last week's Think Thin Thursday altogether, and am 3 days late this week. I do have to say, I did meet my goals from my last post, which were to exercise twice a week for at least 30 minutes. Even with things being totally hectic, I managed to fit in an hour and a half worth of workouts.

This week, we are to post about our successes last week. I've managed to cut back on my snacking, and am working towards making everything I eat worth while. I have this horrible tendency to munch when I'm watching tv, but I've avoided doing it almost every night this week.

My goal for this week is to drop another 1-2 lbs. I'm starting out at 143, blah, one of the two I lost the other week came back to haunt me. I'm blaming it on Thanksgiving. All that turkey and mashed potatoes just looked too yummy. This week I'll be much more focused and be prepared to weigh in on Thursday this time!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cow Poo Cake

Hubby and I were asked to create a cake for a little boy who was turning 3 last week. They were planning a farm theme, so he assumed it would be pretty simple and agreed. It, of course, fell right between Thanksgiving and the wedding we had to go to, so there was lots of stress and a few late nights put into it. Plus we had house guests that week, so I was up even later trying to straighten the kitchen back up.

The whole fiasco turned into argument after argument with the hubby. He wouldn't consider my ideas, but got frustrated when his ideas didn't work out. The order came with so many requests too, they wanted two flavors of cake, a barn, a tractor, cows, horses, and cow poo. What kid wants cow poop on their cake? But, we obliged. Hubby was in charge of buying the tractor, which had to be red, and bought one that ended up bigger than the barn. The cake was lopsided, the writing not perfect, the animals wouldn't stand up, you get the picture.

And yet, when he dropped it off, they were pleased with it. So, whatever works I guess. Here's how it turned out:

Note the cow poop behind the front cow. Yum, right?

You can see some of our better creations here: Jaguar and Treehouse, Cars and Monkey, School Bus

Friday, December 5, 2008

All I Want for Christmas

For the past two weeks, I feel like everyone and their brother has asked me what I want for Christmas this year. In all honesty, there's nothing I really need or want, except maybe a new vacuum, but I doubt that will happen.

I can't get in the holiday spirit this year. I'm annoyed that Christmas music started playing the day after Halloween, and stores had their displays up before cold weather even hit. Call me Scrooge, but bah humbug. I haven't even started decorating the house yet. For some reason or another, I lack the energy and drive to get into the festivities.

But, to answer all those wondering what I really want this year, here goes:

A nice long nap, with no one jumping on my stomach.
A warm bubble bath, minus bath toys being dropped in or having to hear "I need you" ever 2 minutes.
An afternoon all by myself: Maybe it's selfish, but I don't remember the last time I had a few hours to myself.
A little spurt of energy: I'm so tired all the time, coffee barely does the job anymore.

So there's my wish list, that's all I really want this year. Oh, and if anyone wants to volunteer to do my shopping for me, I'd take that too.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

The 13 top books in our house right now:
1. Falling up
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends
3. It's Raining Pigs and Noodles
4. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals (a 600 pager)
5. The Smithsonian Institution Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide(another 600 pages)
6. My Monster Mama Loves Me So
7. A House is a House for Me
8. Richard Scary's Things That Go
9. Bernstein Bear's Trim the Tree
10. Duck and Goose
11. Duck at the Door
12. Little Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians
13. Racing Through the Alphabet

My 4-year-old definitely has a wide reading list. Poetry books top his list right now, especially for bedtime stories, but his collection of animal books are a close second. He's quite the little bookworm.

What are your kid's favorite books?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cyber Baby Shower at SassyFrazz



Over at Sassy Frazz, a virtual baby shower is going on to celebrate the birth of baby #4. First a big congrats is in order! In honor of the event, there are a few baby shower games going on, and prizes to be won. This first is a photo contest, sweetest daddy and baby shot. Here's my entry:

Daddy dozing with GM when he was less than a week old. We spent a lot of time napping on the couch the first few weeks. What I love about this photo is how they both sleep with their mouths open (and they still do, too).

Game two is to guess the weight of of Sarah's second child, who was a bit over due. I'm going to guess 8lbs 3 oz. But I'm awful at guessing these things, so I'm sure I'm wrong.

Game three is to create a creative baby or pregnant momma out of Playdough. Have I mentioned how much I despise Playdough? I can't stand the smell, but in the spirit of having fun, I will see what I can create. Ok, no laughing at my poor creation! I know the belly looks a little more like a turtle than a preggo belly, but I'm far from artistic!

I'm excited to go check out the other posts and see what everyone has created! Be sure to head over to SassyFrazz to join in on the fun!

Avon Hair Care Giveaway

Nothing beats a hot shower on a cold day, especially when it's paired with some great item to pamper yourself a little. What momma doesn't love a little pampering? I know it's one thing we all need some days. Avon, along with MomSelect, has allowed me to try out some products from their Advanced Techniques line, including:

Smoothing Shampoo

Smoothing Conditioner

Salon Skinny Serum

Smoothing Balm

I have to say, I love the smell of everything. It reminds me of the products they use in salons, I felt like I had just gone to get my hair done. The products left my hair feeling soft, with just a bit of shine. Plus, they have really helped my poor frazzled hair look smooth, as it suffers through winter winds and drying heaters.

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Wordless Wednesday

Some Thanksgiving Day fun: