Fall Decor for $1!

  I’m not the best when it comes to seasonal decor or any decor, but I put together some fall looks that might inspire you. The best part is I paid $1 for each piece or I used what I had. Of course, I bought the items at the Dollar Tree. I stuck some faux…

Fall Decor-Dollar Tree & Marshall’s

It’s time to pull out the fall decor.  Every year, I like to change up my fall home decorations. That can be pricey so I like to shop around for the best deals. Let’s start with Dollar Tree. Of course, every item costs a dollar. I grabbed the last of these fabric pumpkins. I was…

Summer Days: International Fruits, Veggies & Desserts

When I was a small-town reporter living in rural areas, there was nothing to do. If there was, I couldn’t afford it. I quickly learned to amuse myself by site seeing. Recently, I visited an international food store. I was intrigued by the wide variety of unique fruits and vegetables. Piles of ginger root.  …

My Favorites!

My goal this year is not just to try new products, but also review them. So here are some of the beauty and skin items I’m loving. A La Maison liquid hand and body soap. This soap is a perfect consistency and comes in a slew of scents. Advanced Clinicals’ Hemp Seed Oil Cream.  This cream…

Fenty Haul: Lippies, Bronzers & More

It’s time to restock my Fenty favorites as well as try some of the new products. I absolutely never leave home without my Fenty Glow lip gloss. It has a rose-colored tint to it, and it’s the perfect texture. $18 I also purchased the Fussy lip gloss which has a pink hue to it. The…

Don’t Sleep on Hallmark: Luxury Soap

Sometimes when I want to decompress, I visit my local Hallmark store. The cards are nice to read, but I like to check out the novelty items.       I’m obsessed with soap. I can’t explain it, but I love trying different types of natural soaps. This is a luxury soap by Finchberry. These…

Getting Organized: Farmhouse Style!

I’m all about the trendy rustic farmhouse look, but I try to do it on a budget. I bought this sign at Hobby Lobby for about $12. Not sure if it’s tacky or not, but I like it. I’m also trying to minimize my belongings. I often waste food because I don’t know what I…

Ancestry.com Results: Where Am I From?

It has crossed most of our minds. What is my heritage? With innovative DNA breakthroughs, you can find out if you really are part Native American, Irish or Chinese. Or can you? I gave it a shot. I paid Ancestry.com a hundred bucks to test my DNA. Before I started the testing process, I knew…

IPSY Bag: April 2019

I think this bag is so cute. I love the lemon design. A nice bright bag that’s fun for the spring and summer. For $10 a month, IPSY sends a uniquely designed bag and five samples. Eyeko Black Magic eyeliner. I have a couple of these. I like to use felt liners to line the…

How to Shoot and Write a Blog Post

While in graduate school, I had to start a blog for a class. That was six years ago, and that blog has evolved into Barbie’s Bookmarks. I’ve met so many people interested in starting a blog. I use WordPress, but there are a lot of choices out there. This post will focus on how to…