Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Purple People Eater Day

They call it "Florida, the Sunshine State."
Uh, not so much this weekend.
We had major, stormy weather all weekend.
I mean, the kind of storm that causes
power outages, trees falling on roofs, roads flooding, and rivers swelling.
Needless to say it was a stay indoors at all cost weekend.

What to do to keep everyone happy?
What to do to keep everyone entertained BESIDES video games all day?
What to do so we don't hear "I'm Bored" all day?
I'll tell you what, we had us a "Purple People Eater Day"!

We used this recipe to make "Purple People Eater Cake Balls".
I know, they are kinda scary looking ... but they ARE supposed to be monsters after all!
The recipe called for white chocolate coating but I tinted it purple to fit the theme.
Note to others, Wilton food color gel will affect the texture of your chocolate!
What a pain it was to get it runny again :)
For the eye we added a orange mint lifesaver and then used a candy corn for the horn.
We used my silhouette to cut out the wings/feet.

We also did, at the ole hubby's request, a "Jello Eating Contest".
I used my football helmet jello mold to make tons of purple jello.
I figured it's football season and hey, it's jello. 
Who cares what shape it's in, right??
And who do you think won? 
Why ME of course!  Can I get a woot woot!

Let me clarify - the only reason I won is because,
unbeknownst to me, my family HATES grape jello :)
Go figure!

Once everyone's tummy felt better from the grape jello, tee hee :)
we made "Purple People Eater Magnets".
My original idea was to use my silhouette to cut out shapes
and let everyone glue them all together and have them all perfect looking.
However, I decided OCD me needed a break.
I threw perfection to the wind and we still actually had fun :)
I laid out purple paper, scissors, glue, tape,
wiggly eyes, pipe cleaners, and magnets.
I said, "Go at it!" 
And we did!
Now they will grace my fridge during
this spooktacular time of year :)

For me the funniest part of the day, and the one with the most laughs,
was our "Purple People Eater Dance Off".
Can I just use the word HILARIOUS!
I found the original song by Sheb Wooley on youtube,
started that baby up,
and we danced around the house like maniacs.

It wasn't a perfect day ...
my chocolate didn't turn out right,
the family hated the grape jello,
and we learned mommy can't dance like a Purple People Eater :)

But I did learn that even though things don't go perfect they can still be fun!
Memories were made inspite of imperfection!!

Just because I can ... and just because you might need a smile today,
Here's the original Purple People Eater song.

Be sure to check out these "spooktacular" Halloween Parties:
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The Stuff of Success Creative Kristi

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Nose Knows!

Did you know that Avon has 46+ different types of perfume fragrances to choose from?!
Many of them are similar to fragrances sold in top name department stores.

What is the difference you might ask? 
Why buy Avon versus the top name department store?
Because my friend, Avon sells them at a fraction of the cost!
Let me give you an example:

If you currently wear "Beautiful" by Estee Lauder

then you most likely pay around $55 for 1.7 ounces at top name department stores online.

However, with Avon you would only pay $34 for "In Bloom" by Reese Witherspoon

and find the fragrance extremely similar. 
PLUS, right now you would get a FREE body lotion and
FREE shower gel included with your purchase. 
AND with Avon you will be getting Eau de Parfum Spray
versus the Eau de Toilette Spray you get with the department store.

Huh?  What's the difference between "parfum" and "toilette"?  Well, it has to do with the amount of perfume concentrates versus alcohol in the fragrance.  Alchol is the liquid base for perfume and the higher the alcohol base the faster it wears off.  Eau de parfum contains about 7-15% perfume concentrates.  This means eau de parfum provides a long-lasting fragrance.  Eau de toilette has around 1-6% perfume concentrates. This makes for a light scent that doesn't linger as long. It was originally intended to be a refreshing body splash to help people wake up in the morning. 

So with Avon your fragrance will last well into the day ... for a fraction of the cost!  Also, with Avon there are always specials and freebies going on with the 46+ fragrances.  Check out the list below.  I've compared several popular department store fragrances with Avon's.  See if you might find one to try out:

If you currently wear ... You will like:
Beautiful = In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon
Chloe = Candid
Juicy Couture = Outspoken by Fergie
L’Air du Temps = Rare Pearls
Lancome = Far Away Dreams
Lancome Miracle = Rare Pearls
Poison = Rare Gold
Tresor in Love = Far Away Dreams
Very Irresistible = Rare Gold
Ysatis = Rare Pearls

If you currently wear ... You will like:
Chance = Imari Seduction
Chanel Allure = Chic in Black
D&G The One = Bond Girl Forever
Euphoria = Imari Seduction
Guerlain Shalimar = Mesmerize
Tresor = Far Away

If you currently wear ... You will like:
Aromatics Elixir = Imari
Aromatics Elixir = Timeless
Chantilly = Odyssey
D&G The One = Bond Girl 007
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds = Imari
Kenzo Amour = Eternal Magic
Narcisso Rodriguez = Modern Vintage 60’s Pop
Prada Tendra = Bond Girl 007
Taboo = Timeless
Vanderbilt = Night Magic
White Diamonds = Timeless

If you currently wear ... You will like:
Cashmere Mist = Spotlight by Courtney Cox
CK1 = Just Play
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea = Just Play
Love’s Baby Soft = Sweet Honesty
Pleasures = Haiku
VS Heavenly = Chic in White

Still not sure you want to take the plunge and try something new?
Not a problem.  Simple email me your name and address and I'll mail you a sample or two.
If you need my email address be sure to check out the page titled "About Me" at the top of this page.

If you see something you like, head over to my online store and see the special deals!

As Alka-Seltzer said in the 70's ...
"Try It, You'll Like it!"