Tag Archives: Christmas 2014

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Here are some of my favorites to suggest to your little elves who will be helping to fill stockings this Christmas!

ImageMoroccan oil finish spray to bring out the shine in your hair! The spray is lightweight, alcohol-free and non greasy. I picked up this little gem at Tiffany Ann Home at Country Village. You can also find this online on Amazon.


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Need a breath of fresh air to your skin? I use the Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift after I cleanse and it feels like oxygen added to my pores. I need all the help I can find to feel awake in the morning and this product does the trick! I found this at Nordstrom.


Image 5Look fabulous for all the family photos during the Holidays. Here is a powder to keep your makeup looking fresh during a photo. The HD Powder, by Make Up Forever, goes on clear and takes the shine away. You can find this product at Sephora .


Image 2For a little youthful luminescence, I use Burberry Fresh Glow Nude Radiance. I found this luxurious product by accident and love using it under my foundation. It gives you a glow but no shine and gives your skin a youthful highlight. Find it at Nordstrom.


Image 1I just got a gift the other night that I thought was really great! My son’s girlfriend made me a chocolate sugar scrub! There are quite a few recipes on Pinterest.


What is your favorite family Christmas Tradition?

My favorite tradition growing up was when my Mom and Dad would give us one gift to open on Christmas Eve. Our gift was always PJ’s and we would be so excited to see what was inside the wrapped package. Here we are Christmas 1968 for the yearly picture in front of the tree in our new pajamas. I was the sister not smiling or looking any to happy. I am sure I was not too happy about my sister who was nearly my size being placed on my lap while my two older sisters got to hold “the twins”. Yes, the twins did have their own names but with so many sisters it was much easier to call them one name. We had many happy Christmas’s and I remember staring out the window in my new PJ’s, after my mom had sent us all to bed, just in case I could see Santa flying through the sky on his sleigh.

Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you make some fantastic memories! Karen

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Holiday Favorites- Photos for Military Families

Holiday Favorites- Photos for Military Families

Holiday Favorites! Featuring some of my favorite people and ideas for the Holidays!

Are you a Military Family or Veteran? Here is a great way to capture the spirit of the Holidays with a free photo session by 2Fore Pictures, as well as receive two 5×7 prints provided by Shutterfly.  Shawn, the owner, of 2Fore Pictures will be your personal photographer and is sure to capture your story through his artistic photography. I have worked with him on several occasions and he is extremely talented and professional. He has a passion for telling your story through photography and film and has an incredible vision for bringing it to life.

Go to PORTRAITS OF LOVE for all the details to book your session!

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Happy Holidays from Karen at friendsfavz!