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Best Waterproof Mascara

I often get asked by other women what type of mascara I use. Having extra-long eyelashes, I have trouble finding a mascara that doesn't leave me looking like Rocky the Raccoon. Last December we were in Miami for a family wedding and I had to run to Ulta to grab a new mascara. The sales associate recommended Tarte's Lights Camera Splashes Natural Waterproof Mascara . This is by far the absolute best mascara that I have ever used. Weddings, Bikram Yoga , Maryland humidity, and swimming pools are no match for this mascara. You'll definitely want to g et a good eye make up remover because it is difficult to get off with just a normal cleanser and water.  The sales associate also recommended this product because it is botanical and does not contain harsh chemicals found in other waterproof mascaras. Click here for ingredients.

Easy Gourmet Pizza Lactose Free

Pepperjack, chorizo & green peppers Did you know that Cabot has several variations of lactose free cheese? I know there are still tons of lactose intolerant people out there who think that they have to eat cheeseless pizza, so please share this post! Thanks to my brother-in-law, Andrew, and his girlfriend, Erica (who is lactose intolerant), for giving me this nugget of knowledge to share with you. For a complete list of of lactose free cheeses from Cabot check out its  faq's page . FYI, any hard, aged cheese has little to no lactose. I absolutely love using Betty Crocker's pizza crust packet because it is quick, easy and produces a great crust. A few months ago I stumbled upon this simple and tasty crockpot marinara from Budget Bytes  and have used it ever since for my pizzas. I froze individual servings in Ziploc bags and simply thaw them (in the sealed bag) in hot water for a few minutes when I'm ready to use. Download the Printer-Friendly Easy Gourmet

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Desserts for the Deserving II

Do you know someone who has been having a rough time lately and could use a little positive energy or someone who takes the initiative to help others and you would like to have their selfless acts recognized with an unexpected thank you? Tomorrow morning   at  7:00am CST   ( 8:00 EST, 5:00 am PST )  i am baker will be asking for nominees for Desserts for the Deserving II , a simple and creative way to support those who could use a little pick me up or thank you. If you are a baker, crafter, or someone who would like to send a thoughtful gift or note to a deserving person, next week i am baker will be asking for volunteers to make or purchase something to send to these deserving people. What started out as an altruistic idea and single blog post has turned into a movement inspiring hundreds of people to help others. Join GNG in helping i am baker spread a little love by sharing her post , submitting a nomination, or becoming a volunteer. A few days ago, I met a mom and young daugh