Why Not See A Movie This Weekend?

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Hello Sunshine! Happy Friday. Do you have any plans for the weekend? We are staying in. It’s been a rough week with the loss of Lauren Bacall & Robin Williams. The riots that are going on in St. Louis for the young gentleman, Michael Brown & the loss of the gentleman Michael Brown. I wanted to let you know of some movies that we have seen recently if you are planning to see a movie.

To Have And Have Not

To Have And Have Not

If you would like to see a classic & remember Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not is a

We Remember Dead Poets Society

We Remember Dead Poets Society

great classic to remember her with Humphrey Bogart.

If you would like to remember Robin Williams, I have always loved him in Good Will Hunting & Dead Poets Society. Funny, because he has given me so much joy in Birdcage, but I felt so much love in the other movies. He really tugged at my heart in the other movies.

When I feel my heart burn and my tears flow from someone who can make me laugh usually it makes me so out of the normal and realize that this is someone that can really is an amazing actor. He also did so much out of acting that I know he was an extraordinary gentleman.

These movies may be available on Amazon or Netflix as a stream, but if you have the DVD’s that is even better.

Le Weekend

Le Weekend

The movie that is available on Netflix DVD loan is Le Weekend, but it is also available on cable TV rentable movies/Pay-Per-View. It is a great

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

movie about an older couple spending the weekend in Paris. They have some adventures and they are just like any other couple. Very entertaining & is in English language.

Last week we saw A Man Most Wanted. This is a great Spy Thriller. If you like twists and turns this is the movie for you! This movie is set in Germany, but not in German language, so no need to read subtitles. This was one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last movies, I believe. He was always a terrific actor. I would always see his name on a movie & knew I wanted to see it just for him. Yes, his portrayal in Capote was wonderful, but he was fantastic in Doubt, The Savages & Charlie Wilson’s War.

Boyhood

Boyhood

My absolute favorite movie in theaters now is Boyhood. I know, you are thinking I am favoriting because I am an Austinite. Not true! This really is a great movie. The way Linklater made this movie over a 12 year span documenting a family is absolutely wonderful! This is a modern family and also seems like a normal family. A modern and normal young man who goes through his boyhood. I could not help but think of my child hood growing up & then thinking of my son growing up. I know this movie started in limited release, but I think it is out at more theaters now. I do hope you find it where you are and I do hope you see it soon. 

Let me know what movie you see, if you go out, I always love a movie recommend, or if you see a movie~ take a pic at the theatre and tag me in you Instagram @princessmousey

Well, that is all I have for you now.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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My 4 Favorite Hair Care Products

My Hair Care Must Haves!

My Hair Care Must Haves!

Hello Sunshine!~ I hope all is well, It is August and all I am hearing is that August is like the Sunday of summer. Kind of funny, but I guess that means we better get all of our summer fun done as soon as possible. I have been trying to lose a few pounds for my swimsuit & I am just about there, but it looks like I will be wearing my swimsuit in the fall. Oh well, at least I tried.

So, I love to read the current events and I love to get on Stumble Upon & read a little mix of info. Well, I often scan the beauty articles. I mean I am 2 months shy of my 41 years, but I could use all the advice I can get! Lately I have been into keeping my hair healthy. I started getting my highlights again & I will do anything to keep them healthy. I do go to an Aveda Salon and I use Aveda Shampoo & Conditioner, but I like to use my tried and true hair care products for after the shower. I wanted to share them with you!

First let me tell you, I do not like to apply heat, I rarely use a hair dryer or straightener or any heat products. I am an air dryer as much as possible. When My hair does air dry, I will apply my favorite Nourishing Coconut Milk. Now, you just need a squirt for long hair. I start with my ends and I will work my way up. Really this just keeps my hair moisturized and tame. I will brush it and then I will spray only once with the Coconut Oil Mist. One Spray goes a long way! This is if I am staying in or not going out. If I am going out for the day or on a date with The Hubby, my absolute favorite product is my Unite Boosta Spray! I will just spray One Spray on my crown to give great volume. This stuff is fantastic! It does not make my hair sticky like a hair spray, it just makes my hair have bounce, even my long hair! It is a vegan product and it is just fantastic. I get it at Blo, but I am sure you can find it at other places.

Ok, so I do not wash my hair everyday. I wash every other day. On the nights when I know I am going to wash the next day, I put my Coconut Oil in my hair. I will really work this stuff in my ends but I really just brush my hair before applying and dip my fingers in(do not over-do it) and run my fingers through my hair. Then I will braid my hair and sleep in my braid. Use a very light no metal tie for the end of the braid. You never want to put anything harsh in your hair.

What I recently learned while perusing through Stumble Upon was that I am supposed to be using a Boar Bristle Brush since I have long hair! I had no idea. Well, I have been using a Boar Bristle Brush for about 2 weeks now and I have noticed a difference. I have changed all the brushes to 100% Boar Bristle. I now Have teasing brushes, even though I don’t really use teasing brushes~ you never know, a basic brush and a blow out paddle brush. I feel like the brushes are very gentle on my hair and anything that is gentle on my hair, I want it! Well, this is just my 2 kisses on Hair Care. If you have any tried and true products or tips, please feel free to share. I am always willing to take advice! Lots of love,

Lisa

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Boar Bristle Brushes

Boar Bristle Brushes

6 Marriage Tips That Work In Our Marriage

Mr. & Mrs. Homero Diaz Dating August 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Homero Diaz Dating August 2014

Hello Sunshine! I hope you had a great weekend. We had a great weekend. My surgeon let me ease off of my boot because my ankle is healing perfectly. Fantastic news for me because I have been homebound so much & I really just wanted to get out even though he said I need to wear a comfy sneaker or running shoe, I feel like I can just get out comfortably. My husband had a travel week, so I was happy for him to come home Friday. We had a nice romantic evening Friday night, but we planned a fun Saturday & Sunday out. While we were out and about & always when we are out or spending time together I fall in love with my husband 100 times over. It made me think, I really need to think about what makes me fall in love with him and realize what really works in our marriage. This is what I came up with for us. Maybe these are what work for you also.

  1. We Have Coffee Talk. During the week we will have at least 5 minutes of coffee talk. The hubby likes his 2 cups of espresso & his regular coffee and I make my Keurig. We are kissing good morning, discussing news, our day ahead, tidying up the kitchen, then we kiss and start our day of work. On the weekend, much different! We will have our coffee in the kitchen, living room or bedroom and we will listen to music and talk about movies or music  or what we are going to do for the day. Lots of kisses! Lots of touching! We reminisce of our dating years. We dream about our future.
  2. We Still Date & I Still Flirt! As I mentioned earlier, we planned outings for Saturday & Sunday. Saturday we saw a movie, A Most Wanted Man. We usually go out to a movie and dinner or tapas. I mean, we are in our 40’s, so dinner and a movie is a typical date & what better than to see a movie and break it down after over great lite bites! The photo above is from our tapas dinner. The movie needed a lot of breaking down, it was a great film. As far as flirting, I am always flirting with my husband! anytime I can send him a dirty text or pinch his bottom when I catch him bending over I do not miss a chance. He does it in return. Whenever we kiss, he is always getting a handful. I love getting him when he is brushing his teeth! Right now I am constantly singing, ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ from JLoh! No, I never stop flirting with my husband. I always want him to know how much I desire him.
  3. I Am Still Me! I love my husband always, but I am still me. I still have my friends to keep, my family to love, my morals & faith to uphold. I know in a marriage his family is now my family & vice versa, however I still keep my dignity. We both need to keep our friends and our relationships with our friends. We should spend time together, but it is very important to spend time with our loved ones apart from each other also. If I just spend time with my husband, I will become obsessive and I will make him miserable! I would never want him to be that way with me. Sometimes you see that with Mother In Laws with their sons, they want to just smother their sons and be so judgmental on their daughter in laws. They obsess and constantly judge because they may not have another son. Sad, because it can really ruin a relationship, not with the marriage, but with the daughter in law and the mother in law.
  4. Lots of Sex! I may lose some of you here, I hope not. No, we do not have children. We tried, but it just did not happen for us. So, I may not have the best tip for you if you have a child. My husband has always said that I have never told him no. I have not. I have always believed that sex is one of the vows of marriage. Yes, I have worked full time, but again, I have always desired my husband. His brain, his body, his love for me & I give that desire back to him. Anyway, I think you get it.
  5. We argue, but we know, ‘Is it really a Deal Breaker?’ Yes, like most couples, we argue. We argue about money. After all, with my accident I am no longer employed full time. That is a big loss to our household income. Also with my accident, I have tons of medical expenses and medication expenses. You can imagine how much more expensive I am now! We just cut back on what we used to do. We do not go out as much, our dates are earlier, our dinners are now ‘lite bites’. I look for any ways to bring in an income. We don’t lunch out like we used to. We both understand that this is not what I expected or chose, it is just an accident that happened and one of the things that a marriage must deal with.
  6. We laugh together at the end of the day & we spend time apart before going to bed together. At the end of our work day, we will watch the news and we will talk about our day, touch, laugh, kiss and then we will spend some time apart. He will catch up on his DVR, read his email or do whatever he does & I will read, check my email, watch my BBC shows & he will come to bed. We will spend some great ‘Together Time’ and this is the perfect time for a sweet massage or a nice loving touch. Before you know it, our day is done. And when I put my head on my pillow, I say a prayer for my husband.

These are the things that work for us. I am not saying I am some sort of Marriage Expert at all! As I mentioned, we do not have little ones. I think the most important thing is to keep flirting. I know there are times when you may look at your spouse and everything makes you sick, but don’t let it. Always remember how much your spouse means to you. Always remember how much you want him to be there everyday. Sometimes you have to do more & sometimes the other has to do more. Just do it.  Just do #4! It relieves lots of stress and you may stop being so sick of everything.

I am sure I could think of more tips, but these are just the quick ones I thought of over our weekend.

Lots of love to you,

Lisa

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Always Say I Love You

Always Say I Love You

10 Great Stories About Modern Catholic Women: A Book Review

You Will Usually Find Me With A Book In My Hand Or On My iPad!

You Will Usually Find Me With A Book In My Hand Or On My iPad!

I read a great book, Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider The Things That Really Matter. The book is by Editor, Hallie Lord. The book is published by Our Sunday Visitor. This is not a current book. It is from 2012, but I had read an article about it during Lent and my book list is quite long, that I just got to it.

This book is really about The Modern Catholic Woman. I grew up in a Catholic family, but am I the same as my mother, grandmother, and my grandmother’s mother? Today we have Pope Francis who is even making statements about our Catholic Church taking a more contemporary approach on love. This book is a quick coffee or afternoon read, only 160 pages. You may want to take your time with this one only because after each story, there are Reflections. I really took the time and meditated on the reflections. I wanted to take each moment in. After all, I am a modern Catholic woman. The book discusses, a modern Catholic mom, wife, friend & a single woman. I was very much into each story, I really felt each of these women. With the reflections, I wanted to know more, even though the story made me feel these women, I wanted more. They knew it and they wanted me to put their feelings in my own life. I did. I reflected each of their feelings in my own life.

As I mentioned before, I grew up in a Catholic family, I feel like I already had these beliefs, but it was good to go back and remember that I am a modern Catholic Woman! I am not my mother, grandmother, and my grandmother’s mother.

I recommend this to any and all Catholic women. This book is refreshing and I do hope it will bring you happiness. This book’s reflections will enlighten us to keep our faith forward and live it in our days.

You can purchase Style, Sex and Substance in most bookstores or if you are on Goodreads, look at the places to buy books like Half.com, Abebooks or Powells.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Also, if you notice, I love to flag pages in my books & to hold my spot in my books, I use these fantastic Magnetic Bookmarks from Everyone Can Play. She makes Custom Bookmarks also. So, the Bono, U2 & Austin, TX marks are Custom made. I requested a few Sherlock Holmes marks. She has an awesome shop, click her name above to get to her shop.

Lots Of Reading Places, I Love Magnetic Bookmarks from Everyone Can Play!

Lots Of Reading Places, I Love Magnetic Bookmarks from Everyone Can Play!

Update On My Post Concussion

Hello August

Hello August

Hello Sunshine! Happy Friday! Happy August! Our summer is just going by & the kiddos will be in school soon. Enjoy these last few days with them, because it will be gone before we know it and we will not get this time back. I have a Pinterest Board for Kid Craft Fun, have you seen it? There is still a bit of time if you have need a few more activities. Just click above to get there.

Some of you may know that I suffered a concussion 2 years ago & with that brain injury I now have lasting illness. I suffer from daily migraines and I now have Nocturnal Epilepsy. Prior to my concussion, I had never had a migraine or a seizure, so these past 2 years have been quite the learning process. I actually did not even know I had Epilepsy for almost the first year. I just thought I was jolting in my sleep! I have learned that it is very important to tell your doctor everything, so that you can have the proper tests.

Going through illness has changed my way of life. With my daily migraines, it’s very strange. Everyday I wake with symptoms: I am highly sensitive to fragrance, light, noise, etc. Of course, I am on medications, but I still suffer. Somedays are bad & somedays are worse. It just depends on how bad my symptoms get.

With my epilepsy, I have Nocturnal Epilepsy, so I have seizures in my sleep. Again, I am on medications, but I still suffer sometimes a few a day. When I have a seizure at night, I find it hard to go back to sleep. Sometimes I bite my tongue so hard & I’m in so much pain, that I just get up for the day. I will take a nap later, but I will have a seizure then. It’s a bit difficult, because one of the triggers for seizures is not getting enough sleep!

I do my part very much, I avoid my triggers. I do not drink alcohol, I stay away from flashing lights, I stay away from loud music, I stay away from extreme heat. I even know that when I have that metallic taste in my mouth ~ I have a seizure coming when I sleep. Of course, there is nothing I can do to stop it.

I have come across doubters & that has been a bit strange to me. They just can’t believe that I can possibly be going through this for so long. The truth is, I had such an enjoyable life prior to this brain injury, why would I make this up? I used to go about as I pleased. I did not take a bag full of medications. I did not want to chop my head off everyday because the painful migraines. I wasn’t a mean monster because the pain from the migraines was so horrible that I take it out on anyone next to me. I did not fear going to sleep and wonder if I would not wake up because I would have that seizure that just may be the last one.

The Blessing that I have from my accident is He has lead me to my path. I have had many talks and many prayers to my God and He has let me know that this is what He has chosen for me. No one has to understand it, but me. I can’t help but be happy and feel joy. It is such a beautiful feeling to be able to do what is asked of me, to follow what I am to do. It may seem like making cards & writing a blog is so minimal, but it is what He wants me to do.

I do pray that all of us have talks with our Most High & ask Him for guidance. Maybe He will not give you a concussion or maybe He will, but always let Him guide you. Always ask Him for guidance. Ask Him daily, maybe when you wake up, when you brush your teeth, whey you shower, when you drive to work or if you miss it in the morning, ask Him at the end of the day. He is always there to guide us.

Thank you for letting this post be about me & an update about my health.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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His Timing

His Timing

 

 

Food Swaps Are The Bee’s Knees!

Food Swap

Food Swap

Wow! What a fantastic evening with The ATXswappers! You may have read a previous post of mine, The Beginners Guide To Pickled Fredricksburg Peaches, where I mentioned my girlfriend Andi had invited me to join her in attending a food swap. Well, all of those cans of peaches I made for the swap are gone and swapped for some delicious & home cooked, homemade or homegrown goods!

I am so grateful to have Andi for letting me know about this fantastic event and grateful for all of the friendly swappers I met last night! I really love meeting new friends & I look forward to attending more Swapping Events!

Guess what? Food Swap Networks are not just in Austin, Texas! Check Food Swap Network to find one where you live & you can participate. I brought 7 jars of my Pickled Peaches. 8 jars, but I needed 1 jar for everyone to sample. It’s good to sample your good to ‘sell’ your item so that other swappers want to swap with you. After you place your item on the table, we all place our samples on a separate sample table. Perfect for us to all mingle and meet new people and ask what each other made to swap. While we are sampling, more swappers are coming in. Yum, more samples are coming in. Our event is so organized. We have Kate from Hip Girl’s Guide To Homemaking & she has so much information on her blog about swaps. Also, Meg from Brooklyn Homesteader is another host that keeps everything very organized. Everything at our swap went absolutely perfect and I know it would not, had it not been for our great hosts & our great swappers.

Oh, not everyone brought 7 items (as I did), or more of their swap item. Some swappers just brought 1-3 items. Some brought more. Some brought a variety of goods. I am sure most Food Swaps are very open to what you bring.

I do hope you attend a Food Swap sometime, I really think you will enjoy it!

Lots of love to you,

Lisa

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My Food Swap Fantastic Swaps

My Food Swap Fantastic Swaps

Pickled Fredricksburg Peaches

Pickled Fredricksburg Peaches

Here Comes A New Idea For A Personalized Gift!

 

Personalized Flour Sack Kitchen Towels

Personalized Flour Sack Kitchen Towels

Hello Sunshine! I hope you are well, I am a busy bee getting holiday cards ready for my little Etsy shop. I love working on holiday cards and last year was my first Christmas, I found myself a little unprepared. I wanted to share with you these cute little personalized flour sack dish towels that I plan on making for a few of our friends and family for the holidays. I always find personalized gifts are the best gifts! You place the receivers name and something specific about the family or couple that makes them feel special & they always want to use it in their home. Plus, they will always think of you! It shows how much thought is put into the gift and when it is something that is made by hand, even better! Mr. Diaz & I were married on Halloween, so I made our dish towel with the Dia de los Muertos theme. I love that theme for most of our items in home because of our anniversary. I also have been known to say ‘Hello Sunshine’ for years, so I love the bright and cheery daisy with the ‘Hello Sunshine’ on our sink. These dishtowels are kitchen usable and cold water washable, so that is even better!

Placing The Design

Placing The Design

You want to purchase good quality Flour Cloth Towels. 100% cotton, large towels. I made a purchase from Amazon and I was very happy with the quality and price. I purchased the Office Depot Iron On Transfer Brand paper. They worked fine. I used our normal iron, no need to use another iron. You will need a INK JET PRINTER for the iron on transfers. The images can be from your own pictures or from an image website. I found dustn.tv has found the best places to find free images online. So check him out!

Personalized Gifts Are The Best Gifts

Personalized Gifts Are The Best Gifts This Tea Cup is a Souvenir from our Trip to The UK, I took a photo of it & placed it on a kitchen cloth with ‘Hello Sunshine!’

Once you have your supplies, you want to pick your image that will be perfect for your gift & what you would like to print also. You can use so many different fonts to mix with your image as well. Since our image for our home was the skull, I wanted a ‘metal band’ font, so I went to my favorite website for fonts, Dafont, to download the perfect one. Dafont has every font imaginable for you. If you are looking for a Space font, Princess font, Spooky font, Movie font, or just any font! Use Dafont for this project or any project. Print your image & writing onto the Iron On Transfer. Also, don’t forget to Mirror or flip the image before printing. The design will be mirrored or flipped on your flour clothes when it is transferred.  I try to print as much as I can per page, to not waste transfer paper. As far as the print, I will use print as much as I can on 1 page. I do use 1  81/2 X 11 page for the image for the size flour clothes that I purchased. Before I Iron on my transfer I iron out your flour cloth to make sure there are no wrinkles on the transfer. I like to make sure my Iron On Transfer is centered, so I measure out the sides to the center to place my image. Place the iron on the setting that your transfer paper brand requires, my brand requires ‘cotton’ setting. When you start ironing, place the iron on the image to immediately stick the page to the cloth and press firmly on the image when ironing on. If you do not press firmly, your image will not transfer clearly. Follow the directions on your transfer paper for times, but it should not take long. Depending on your image size, it could take 1-3 minutes per image. Let the image cool before removing the paper and once it is removed you are set!

These are great gifts & fast gifts to make for those last moment invites or times that you really want to do something special. Also, great gifts in addition to a wedding registry gift for a newlywed couple. Placing the couples name with their wedding date and a picture that goes with their theme would be lovely with a gift! I love giving these to a party hostess with a bottle of wine wrapped inside the towel! Like I mentioned, I am getting my Christmas goodies ready, these make great Christmas Party Hostess Gifts with Christmas Themes. I love making these with ‘Jesus Is The Reason For The Season.’ or ‘Happy Holidays’

With you personalizing these, there are just so many options! Also, try personalizing pillow cases for the little ones. I will be making Minecraft pillow cases for my nephews. They are really into that right now!

Let me know what you make & don’t forget to instagram! Tag me in @princessmousey or @princessmouseycards. I would love to see your creations.

Lots of love to you,

Lisa

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