Monday, March 17, 2014

The Winner Is???

Thank you to everyone that entered our giveaway for Cowgirl Dirt!
I was encouraged too by all the reasons you love Spring! It's not very spring like here to day we go a storm last night that brought us about 7 inches of beautiful snow.
I'm going to enjoy today though with it's beautiful snow, cause tomorrow it's going to be in the 50's again! :)
We'll on to the winner of the give away.
Congrats to Kara Abby!!!!

Have a delightful week, We are busy preparing for my parents to come in for the week and Lanna is excited for Spring Break!
It's wild to me that we only have 8 weeks of Homeschool left. but poor Liam, We have had so many snow days that they have to go late into June this year. So no beach vacation for us this year. :(

Until I'm back again, Serve the Lord with your Life and remember to keep it SLOW Gear!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cowgirl Dirt Makeup Review and Giveaway!

  Today I'm reviewing some NATURAL cosmetic items from Cowgirl Dirt. As most of y'all know, I'm a growing supporter of anything natural, homemade or organic. So I was pretty excited to find this company. So many big cosmetics companies today use ingredients which are harmful and even toxic to us so I was super excited to find Cowgirl Dirt!.

Here’s how the gals at Cowgirl Dirt describe their cosmetics:
“Cowgirl Dirt products are made with the purest organic ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants that nourish your skin.” 
Cowgirl Dirt products are non-allergenic, gluten-free (I love that!), sun resistant, anti-inflammatory and they are all made in Bozeman, Montana (not who-knows-where overseas). .and anything with colors like Buckskin, Rawhide and Roan has got to be worth checking out. Also, I LOVE that they list all the ingredients to every product, so you know what you are putting on your body. This company is true to their word! I love that I can read the labels on many of the products and actually recognize most of the ingredients! Organic oils, organic beeswax, zinc oxide, natural clays, Aloe Vera, are some of the ingredients that I know. Check them out here. .
Some of the products they sell:
Face: Bronzer, Blush, Foundation.. etc
Lips: Lip gloss, lip tint, lip liner.. etc
Eyes: Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, Mascara.. etc
Body: Body Butter, Body Glitter, Body Oil.. etc
The Cowgirl Dirt folks sent me 10 samples to test and review:
  I really enjoyed using each one of them!
Now I’ve been reading a lot lately about people washing their face with oil, and honestly, this makes no sense to me. I don't have oily skin as it is, the thought of purposely putting oil on my face makes me feel like a new breakout is about to appear.
But I tried the
Rawhide Organic Facial Serum anyway.
They say it opens up your pores, removes bad oils, and replenishes good ones.
I gotta tell you, I just felt like I had rubbed olive oil on my face, and I couldn’t really get it off. Not so sure this stuff is for me …
But, I’ll keep going. This may be perfect for those of you with dry skin.
The cream foundation is very easy to apply. I loved that it was creamy and that it felt nice on my face. not that gritty feeling that I have had with other brands. Cowgirl Dirt offers it in multiple shades, to match each person's skin best. I got in it "Warm, 4" and it seems to match my skin well! 
Cowgirl Dirt explains that not only does this concealer hide your blemishes (oh, what a nicer word than zit!), but it also heals and repairs your skin.
I was really hoping the Finishing Powder would do some great things for my skin tones and smooth everything out. While it went on and felt great, I really couldn’t tell any difference with it on or off. I noticed on their website they suggested putting it under foundation to absorb extra oil. I think I’ll try that next time. I used my own mascara and skipped my normal eye liner since I didn’t get samples of those, but Cowgirl Dirt does offer both products (and I think they are next on my list to order).
Overall, it looks like Cowgirl Dirt makes some great, high quality products. And they're made in the USA! Love to support home-country based businesses.
I'm glad to know that when I put on this makeup, it's not full of junk and junk and chemicals.
I definitely recommend checking out the shop for yourself. You can get samples of your own for just 99 cents each. I love that! 
Now on to the Giveaway!!!
Cowgirl Dirt is graciously giving away to one of you a
Bodacious Botanical Lip Gloss!!

So now for the Giveaway!
Just leave me a comment below WITH YOUR EMAIL telling why you love Spring! The Kiddos and I will put all the names in a hat and draw some lucky winner on Saturday and I'll announce the winner on Monday.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beyond Busy!

Good Morning!

It’s been so long a time since I’ve been around!  I’m sad to say that I’ve learned in the months that I have been gone that this is not the season of life for me to be able to blog every day or even a couple times a week. L  I love blogging and keeping up with each of you. But with Family Life, Home Schooling and Ministry, and Baby #5 on the way I just feel like the important things in life are getting left behind. And life is way too short to miss out on the precious lives of our “Lil Treasures.”  I may be back here or there to post a picture, Or just to check in. but until the Lord gives me the ok, I’ll be on standby!
I’ve been promising a Giveaway for months and so I want to do that with you before I go.

So tomorrow come back and check out my Review for
 Cow Girl Dirt, and a fun Giveaway!