–When April 27th rolls around, all the bad memories come back to surface. If you have no clue what I am talking about, I shared my family’s personal story here. I watched that video again when I went back to find that post and tears just streamed down my face. It is hard to believe that five years have passed. #wewillneverforget

–I ordered cookies from my niece for her cheerleading fundraiser. They came in last week and I have eaten at least one freshly baked cookie every day since. I am going to have to ban food fundraisers from coming across my attention. #cookiemonster #nofucksgiven

–I was totally off my response game last week. My goal yesterday was to respond to last week’s confession post comments before this one went live. Sorry about that! #betterlatethannever

–When is the last time you had Sierra Mist? When we stopped at Louie’s last weekend, they had fountain Sierra Mist and I was intrigued. I completely forgot how truly amazing it is!!! Get you some!

–Now I just really want more fountain Sierra Mist. Fountain soda is always the best!

–I want to experiment with drugstore foundation. I haven’t given any a try in years and I see so many people talking about one of their holy grails being from a drugstore so lay it on me. What’s  your favorite???

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  • Reply texerinsydney April 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Whoa. Nadine, I had not read the story about your family’s storm experience. I’ve had a few scary experiences in Texas with tornadoes and hurricanes, but personally, have not experienced anything like you, your parents, and your sister, and family. My heart goes out to you guys.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky April 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    OMG the homeless sluts!! HAHAHAHAH TRUE STORY FOR REAL. i donated most of my ho gear and all that time, i was thinking: who is actually going to wear this shit?!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine April 27, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Oh sweetie, I will be saying extra prayer for you today I know the memories of that storm are so horrible for you and I went back and reread your story and it made me cry again and ache for you and what you, your family and all the people down in the southern states had to go through that horrible day! On a lighter note, I hope you make sure to eat another fresh-baked cookie today and you know my favorite drugstore foundation is the cover girl aqua smoothers. I know there are a lot of good ones out there but I just love the consistency of this one, it is thicker as I do not like a runny foundation. Going to be thinking of you today sweet pea and maybe I’ll eat a cookie too, LOL!

  • Reply Joey April 27, 2016 at 8:13 am

    good lord. in actual tears over here. I can’t believe your sister went through all of that. My heart breaks for you guys. <3

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 27, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I had never read that story that you shared, and I teared up reading it today. That is so awful… I cannot even imagine. It’s amazing that your sister felt the need to stay at her house! Thinking of you all today.

  • Reply Laura April 27, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Thoughts for you and your fam jam today. That was a truly awful day. On a happier note, I cannot wait to get my hands on my cookie dough to make some cookies, and I too, believe in hate at first sight.

  • Reply Cara April 27, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Haha love the I’m not bossy meme. That’s so me at work, everyday! Hey I get stuff done 🙂

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston April 27, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Nadine – I hadn’t read your post about the tragedy… and I’m thinking about you and your family today! On a lighter note – I take that bossy quote to the next level…it’s so true! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Amy April 27, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for sharing your story! I remember those tornadoes! We had very bad weather here too and a project I was working on north of Atlanta in Ringold was demolished. Thinking of you today! That’s pretty much how I make all decisions… “F… It”!

  • Reply Tracie April 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Eat the cookies. Or the dough, you won’t regret it. If you find a drugstore foundation you love, share with me! I am actually loving Almay color match CC cream right now, with concealer on my under eyes and spots.

  • Reply Emily April 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I am so sorry for your family. That is such a scary, horrible thing to go through. It is horrible what happened to her in-laws, but thank God he told your sister to stay put. Also, eat the cookies. You only live once. If it’s just one it’s totally fine. The bossy e-card is me. 100%

  • Reply Kelli April 27, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Fountain soda is the best, I wonder why it’s so much better?

  • Reply emelia April 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Thinking of you Nadine, I went and read your story and my love is with you. Eat a cookie and drink some Sierra Mist today, you deserve it. XO!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo April 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Anniversary dates never leave your mind, do they? … bring memories back so vividly 🙁

    Let me know what foundations you try – I’m always chicken to try anything.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says April 27, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I have never had Sierra Mist. Or Mountain Dew. They look like what someone would fall into and come out a deformed villain in a comic book. I just can’t consume it.

    Holy shit, Nadine. I had never read that post of yours before and I have no words other than I’m thinking of you and your family today.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    LOL at Salvation Army donations looking like sluts from the 90’s, I’m pretty sure all my clothes from 1998-2004 fit that description. Especially my “clubbing” clothes, *hides in the corner in shame*. Sending you lots of *hugs* today gurlie <3

  • Reply alyssa April 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Sending love and my whole heart out to you and your family <3

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots April 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I’m so sorry that happened to your family, I can’t imagine what a hard day this must be for you guys 🙁

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie April 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Wow, Nadine. I had not heard that story before and I am so sad and sorry for your family – esp. your sister’s family. 🙁 It’s hard to believe I ‘know’ someone who suffered that type of loss from things you really only see in the news. So many hugs coming to you from my direction over here. You are sweet and kind to keep their memory alive.

  • Reply Dani April 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Well damn. You can’t go from the storm to foundation woman! GOSH! I’ll start with the foundation- I like Maybelline products- the Pure Dream 8 in 1 Skin Perfector BB Cream and their Fit Me Collection.

    I hadn’t read your family’s story and am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine people helping one another like you described, and it warms my heart. I hope you can remember that in the midst of the disaster that this day reminds you of. *hugs*

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders April 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I’m totally failing at replying to comments right now too! I have 3 posts that still need to be replied to I think, oops! Work has just been so crazy that I haven’t had a chance to get to them. And I can’t even imagine how heavy of a day April 27th must be for y’all! I’m thinking about you and your family!

  • Reply Jenna April 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Tornado season sucks. That is all. Every year I wonder if this will be the year that we get hit, and that year was just… No words. Part of my own family was hit by that. Thankfully, no lives were lost among us with the exception of a family pet, but a couple of people lost their homes. My aunt in Pleasant Grove lucked out. All of the homes on the other side of the street were wiped out. Hers was the last home on her side that was intact. Everything else looked like the apocalypse had hit.

    I’ve lived here all my life, and tornadoes still scare the shit out of me. There’s a video I saw a few weeks ago where a guy was filming as a tornado passed over him and tore apart his home. His wife and neighbor both died, but he somehow lived through it. The film goes black, of course, the second the tornado hits, but you HEAR it. That’s enough to induce nightmares. It’s hard for a lot of people unfamiliar with tornadoes to understand… All of that damage you see… It happens in a matter of seconds, and it’s nearly impossible to predict where a tornado will hit.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native April 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    That post about the tornado was hard to read. I had tears in my eyes. I am so so sorry for your family.

    I’m trying to figure out what drugstore foundation to go with too…and how to match it to my skin tone because I usually ask beauty counter ladies to do that for me.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Ugh my blogging game has been weak this week so I feel ya! I had no clue about the incident in 2011 but that sounds like a real life nightmare! So sorry your family had to experience that!

  • Reply April 28, 2016 at 9:21 am

    not sure what your skin type is, but i did a post last year on the newest drugstore foundations. you can search for it if ya want–i need to repin it!

  • Reply Carly April 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I’m thinking of you today. I hadn’t read your story before – I’m so sorry for your and your family’s loss.

  • Reply mandie April 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I went & read your post about the storm & wow, I totally understand why yesterday would be a hard day for you & your family. That’s tough. I’m sorry. Hugs!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph April 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Not a foundation girl but I like Revlon’s CC cream.

    I am way behind in responses myself. It happens!

  • Reply Jessi April 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Whenever I get those food fundraiser inquiries and I want to help out, I just say “Pick something out for yourself and I’ll send you the money”. ha-ha, no guilt and no regret!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre April 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t think I ever read your post about the storm and the tragic loss for your family. Wow. I can see why it brings back so much emotion, those images are earth shattering. I am so sorry what happened!

  • Reply kristen April 28, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    hugs about the first part <3

    i am so behind on my response game i have like 200+ emails in my inbox oops

    i fucking love Sierra Mist!!!!! but hashtag calories so i can't drink it because i only know how to drink 5 litres in a row. oops.

    i love drugstore products but i don't know if i have a favourite foundation – drugstore or otherwise actually. i know you have sensitive skin though, and i remember watching some youtube videos recently where they were recommending drugstore foundations for sensitive skin… but i can't remember who so that's no help lol

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family April 28, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    That story… wow. I just read it and it was so heart breaking. *hugs*

  • Reply Evelina April 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Nadine. Sending warm hugs your way. My favourite foundations is Mac studio fix but for drugstore, I like the Loreal Lumi foundation!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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