Category Archives: DAILY THOUGHTS

Eyelash Curler Experiment

For as many years as I’ve been wearing eye makeup I’ve followed the same process  steps for putting it on.  Then about a month ago I read article that said uh oh, no, you’re doing it all wrong.

Eeylash Experiment 1

Steps used the past monthA

  • Apply 1 coat of mascara
  • put on your other make up
  • curl eyelashes
  • add 1 additional coat

Steps I’ve used foreverB

  • curl eyelashes
  • coat of mascara
  • 2nd coat of mascara
  • let dry
  • curl eyelashes again, closing curler only halfway

 Eyelash Experiment 2

So what do you think?  Can you tell a difference?  Do you know which one is A and which one is B?

Eyelash Experiment 3

So eye A is the new way, applying a coat of mascara first, before using the eyelash cutler.  I can’t really tell a difference.  But since I’ve been using these steps I’ve lost fewer eyelashes.

Smile

-renee

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Everyday Life 10-14-13

Happy Monday…..night!  I feel like I’ve been away forever.  The day job, the one that helps pay the bills, has been keeping me hopping.  I’ve completed a few projects here and there, but the pictures are still in the camera and still need to be processed.  I’m sharing the  everyday normal today.

FALL WALK

The weather was dry this weekend so the hubby, the puppy and I were able to get for a few walks.  A week ago the leaves were just starting to change. Now, they look like a painters tray of oils.  I took these pics last year but I could of taken them now.

Fall Collage 1

HOME GOODS

A little retail therapy doesn’t hurt anyone, right?   I just say Honey, lets go for an appetizer and a drink.  Then I say, Oh look, we’re right across from Home Goods!   I scored as they had  a great selection of pillows and I wanted needed  some to celebrate Fall .    You’ll have to check back later this week if your curious where I put them and what they look like now.

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I did grab the Be Thankful pillow and toss it in the blanket basket in the family room.  My hubby still doesn’t get the “just for show” concept, but I keep explaining.

Thank ful pillow

POUTY PUPPY…

My hubby and I struggle every month trying to give Divot his flea pill.  Since were surrounded by a gulley and a golf course, there’s lot’s of insects and creepy crawlers.  And Divot loves to run an play.  He snubs his nose at us and refuses to eat when we try to give him his pill.  I just have to watch for him to yawn, then I throw it in his mouth.  He turned into a pouty puppy after he swallowed this months dose.

Divot Pouting

I was at the Dollar store the other day and look what I found…

Dollar Store ribbon tape

Then I went to ACE to buy same spry primer so when I felt the mood to spray paint it would already be here.  They had a ton of colors and patterns so I need to load up the next time I’m there.

That’s it for me except for the normal clean the house, do the laundry, rake leaves from the yard, blah, blah, blah.  Where does the time go?  At the end of each day do you know what you did exactly or does it just fly by?

Enjoy your evening.  The Voice is on tonight so that’s where I’ll be.

-renee

The Divot Diary 9-23-2013 {A Day at the Office}

I certainly have not been very present and accountable lately, have I.  Getting back from vacation, catching up at work, and quite frankly not being very motivated haven’t helped.  Mother Nature did a switch on us Sunday which appropriately enough, was the first day of Fall.

I’m slowly easing back into the blog and what better way to do that than share a few pics of my favorite four-legged friend.    I try to work from home one day a week.  And Divot usually hangs with me.  See for yourself.

couch

Table sitting table 2

stretched out

sleeping

sleepy face

I’m going to try something new and post at night.  We’ll see what happens.  I took all of my Fall décor out and it’s spread out all over the dining room table.  I’ll share as I go, okay?  Have you decorated for Fall yet.

Tonight is The Voice.  I can’t wait!

-renee

Blog Under Construction {Changes}

I’m a horrible techy person.  I jump in with both feet sometimes and then say Oops.  You may have just seen a random post from me.  I deleted it – please ignore.

I decided my web url needed to change to match the name of my blog so I did it without knowing what the repercussions would be.  My blog used to read www.lattenene1.wordpress.com and now is www.lattenenechat.wordpress.com.  I shut the old one down so if you need to update any of your links in case they aren’t working this is the info you’ll need.

A few more things.  I’ve added a BlogLovin button in case you want to catch me there.  You still can still connect via e-mail, word press or just randomly stop by.

I’m updating the sight so there may still be a few random links not working, but they should be soon.

I’m catching up since my first day back from vacation was yesterday.  Thanks for your patience and Happy Tuesday!

-renee

Viva Las Vegas

Yes, that’s right.  I’ve been MIA enjoying some time in Las Vegas with my hubby of 32 years.  We had such a good time and I really disconnected with all things techy.  We woke up without an alarm, laid around the pool a few times, walked the strip a few times, and had too many drinks.  We didn’t see any shows. We thought about it but didn’t do anything about it.

We had an awesome lunch at Chef Ramsey’s restaurant at Planet Hollywood.  Do you know who I mean.  Hell’s Kitchen?  Yep, that’s the guy.

Since we were there a year ago I didn’t take very many pictures and any I took was with my Android phone.  We stopped one afternoon at Serendipity, a restaurant that sits outside Caesar’s Palace.  The pink and orange decorated space did me in.  And then my love for this place went further when I had there frozen mint hot chocolate.

Serendipity outside

restaurant

Serendipity ceiling 1

serendipity sign

Serendipity Clock

Have you ever been to Serendipity?

I hope your having a great Monday.  It’s my first day back to work in a week.

-renee

Monthly Recap – Aug 2013

It absolutely blows my mind that I woke this morning to the last day of August.  We had some pretty good stormy weather a few days ago.  So many leaves have fallen, and we put the cover on the outside furniture and grill to protect them.

The last day of August is worthy of a recap of the month, right?

Monthly Recap Aug 2013 outside

Monthly Recap Aug 2013 recipe

Monthly Recap Aug 2013craft and organize

Monthly recap Aug 2013 Divot Diary

Have a fabulous 3 day weekend everyone.

-renee

Weekend Recap 8-26-2013

Happy Monday!    Hope you all had a great two days off. I’m  still trying to find what happened to August.   Here’s a bit about me the last few days…

****BFF BBQ****

This weekend some of my high school BFFs and their hub’s came over for a BBQ.  We’ve been friends for 40 years.  There’s been gaps in time over the years, but we always just pick right where we left off up every time we see each other.  And bonus! The hubby’s get along too.

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This picture is several years old but it’s one of my favorites.  It’s from our 3 day trip to the beach.  Michele and Patty couldn’t make it Saturday, but next time I’m hoping they will. 

**FIREPLACE ART?  NOT!**

Hubby was upstairs and I was vacuuming the  family room when I saw this on the fireplace.

spider

Dislike is a kind word when I really want to say I hate spiders!  Especially big fat ugly ones.  I screamed for hubby, he came running, and then like any loving husband, he saved my life.  I heart hubby!

****PRANK ME****

Do you remember me sharing with you how the hubs and I prank each other?  Thirty-two years worth to be exact.  This is what I found on Sunday with no explanation of course.  Smile 

stacked glasses

*****MISS HER****

Lastly, in a tone of seriousness and leaving my heart out there for you, last Thursday, August 23, was 7 years since my mom passed away.  I always talk about my Dad., but not so much my mom  Dad and I  had a bond.  My Mom and I always had our squabbles when I was growing up.  Looking back, she taught me so much about compassion, forgiveness, kindness, thoughtfulness.  She died at age 94 and touched many lives with her wisdom.  I miss her.

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Hopefully I’ll get my but in gear and share some projects with you.

-renee

A Little Bit of Everyday Life

I was working on a couple of little projects this past weekend {involving spray paint}, but they aren’t finished yet.  So I thought I would share some odds and ends with you today.  Sound good?

RANDOM STUFF!

I was sitting in my backyard Sunday morning having my coffee.  I live on a golf course and there is woods across from me and a greenbelt on one side of my house.   The next thing I know I’m looking at this beautiful animal.

Deer 1

Deer 2

I love the quiet of the morning.  However, blue jays love to interrupt me.  Have you ever heard the shrill noise they make?  Can you see him in the bushes?

bluejay1   bluejay2

bluejay3

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Last week in the Divot Diary I shared that Divot had a girlfriend.  Specifically, a stray cat that my neighbor found and named Tucker.

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It turns out Tucker has a chip and she is now back with her owners about 1.5 hours away.  The vet handled the exchange so we don’t really know how this little kitty ended up so far away from home.  For Divot, I think it was true puppy love.  He sat by the front door all day Sunday looking for her.  {Insert sad face here}.

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I’m cooking dinner, my hubby had just gotten home and both the front and back doors were open.  I barely caught the swoosh by my head.  A sparrow flew in through our front door and crashed into our family room window, and dropped to the floor.  First of all, that’s a couple of turns to get to the family room.  Secondly, I told the hubby he must of done a really good job washing the windows.  We put him on one of the tables outside.  It took about 30 minutes before he flew away.  It reminded me of the quail incident almost a year to the date ago.

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Here’s a chuckle for you.  My hubby and I have had an ongoing prank-you-kinda-thing going on for most of our 32 years of marriage.  We rarely talk about it.  That would let the other person gloat.  We just get back at each other.  It’s really just stupid simple stuff.  For example, a couple of weeks ago I went into our bathroom in the morning to get ready for work .  My vanity chair was sitting over my sink and the Kleenex box, a pair of shoes I left on the floor and a bottle of body wash were stacked on top.  A few days later hubby put his head down on a pillow full of that plastic packing insulation that pops.  Then I was at work and found a Betty Boop shot glass in my purse.  The latest is a roll of doggy poop bags.  I found it crammed in my garden clog.  Hubby found it in his work shoe.  I found it in my lunch bag, he found it in his glass case, I found it in my purse.  It was time to get him good so I ripped about 10 of the bags from the roll, keeping them attached to each other, and shoved them into the container of Aleve he keeps in his lunch bag.  I put the remainder of the roll back in his glass case.  Turn about is fair play.  Last night I was out front throwing a frisbee to Divot and noticed this in my car.

car prank 1 car prank 2

Never a dull moment and I love it and him of course!  So there it is, the everyday random stuff that I never share.  What goes on in your day?

Happy Tuesday everyone!
-renee

Monthly Recap July 2013

Before too many days go by in August I thought I would bring you all back to July for a little recap.

July 2013 MonthlyRecapCollage

It was a month of a little of this and a little of that.  The best thing is I spent very little buying items to DIY.  And one more thing.  I just noticed I added one picture twice.  Oops.  Can you see it too?

Outside

For The Love of series

DIY

Being Domestic

Happy hump day!

-renee

Monthly Recap – June 2013

How was everyone’s 4th yesterday?  We had such a good time blocking our little 4 house street off from the rest of the neighborhood and having a big crab feed.  The night ended in our backyard with everyone around the fire pit.

Why are the months going by so fast?  My niece reminded us the other day how many days it was until Christmas.  What?  First lets get through the monthly recap for June, shall we?

Monthly Recap June 2013

DIY yellow chair
Polka dot frames with washi tape
Map boxes made with old maps and washi tape
Create your own bar
Peonies first blooms
Honoring my Father on a special day
Garage store finds, horses and a 1950’s desk
Divot on the beach

Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!

-renee