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“Vanille Coco”

This is the second flavor that I ordered a la carte, Vanille Coco by Comptoir Sud Pacifique. I loved it at first spray, its sweet but light. The only thing about this flavor I wish it would last longer.

Main Notes:
Vanilla, Coconut, Banana, Whipped Cream, Heliotrope

I have a beach trip in August and I’ve been trying to find the perfect beach flavor.

Posted in Flavors!

collection so far

Give me your email address and I can refer you, which  means FREE STUFF for BOTH OF US!!!



If you want to sign up just go here ScentBird and click on “Get Started” in pink OR you can use your email address and enter a password and click on “Register” in pink OR you can sign up using your Facebook account or your Google account. Then follow the on-screen instructions. 

It is $14.95 a month with free shipping (Men and Women can sign up! Yep, they have boy and girl flavors, also you can change your subscription if you wish). The monthly perfume is .27 Oz, but you can buy a full size bottle (3.3 Oz). Not only that you can order the monthly subscription size a la carte for $16.95 if you simply do have the patience to wait for it!  Also, with the subscription you get a case to put your flavor in and you can order extra cases in different colors if you wish. On top of that, you can order gift sets that come with 3 flavors and 3 cases.

Okay here is my collection so far — 

  • Dolce & Gabbana “the One” (Turquoise Case)
  • Dolce & Gabbana “Pour Femme
  • Tom Ford “Black Orchid” (Black Case)
  • Comptoir Sud Pacifique “Vanille Coco” (Pearly White Case)
  • 3 cases – Turquoise, Pearly White & Black


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“Black Orchid”

To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved the description of it. ScentBird. As always I’m excited to head to the post office to pick up my goodies! I ordered Tom Ford “Black Orchid” a la carte with a Pearl Case and one other flavor which I’l do a review on it later.

Main Notes:
Dark Chocolate, Tuber, Patchouli, Orchid, Vanilla

Long story short, Love at first spray!! Tom Ford “Black Orchid” is AMAZING! I love it. It’s spicy, woody and just enough sweetness from the Vanilla. With a hint of floral from the Orchid. I’ve gotten several compliments while wearing it.

When I first sprayed it on, the Patchouli hit me at first and then the spicy/woody notes and once it mellowed some, the sweetness of vanilla, YUM…just yea!!


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“Pour Femme”

I received my second flavor yesterday from ScentBird — Dolce & Gabbana “Pour Femme“. I didn’t immediately use it because I’ve been wearing the One and I didn’t wanna mix flavors. Going to the post office is FUN now! I love getting my flavors, soooo awesome! Thank you ScentBird, ya’ll ROCK! Oh and Iove the cute lil container!


I tried it this morning and the first flavor that hit me was sandalwood which lingered for quite sometime and when it mellowed it was — I’m not sure even sure how to describe it. My only thought is that maybe it’s the orange blossom that I am smelling. I wanted so much to love it, but I don’t. Unfortunately – but that’s okay! I’ve got more flavors on the way!

Main Notes:
Marshmallow, Vanilla, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, Raspberry

What attracted me to the flavor in the first place was the vanilla and marshmallow. It was very disappointing to only smell the sandalwood. It did sweeten some but it would have been nicer to smell vanilla and marshmallow.

Also, I ordered my first a la crate today as well.  Tom Ford “Black Orchid“,  Comptoir Sud Pacifique “Vanille Coco” and a Pearly White Case.


I tried this perfume about a week after I received it and it’s actually growing on me. At first all I smelled was Sandalwood, but now I’m getting orange blossom and sweetness of vanilla. It’s quite pleasant actually.

Second Update:

I took this flavor to my mom’s a few days ago and she LOVE it and since I didn’t really like it that much, I gave it to her.

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“the One”

My first flavor from scentbird was “the One” by Dolce & Gabbana


Main Notes:
Vanilla, Peach, Lily, Amber, Litchi

I love vanilla scents first and foremost. The first scent I used was Vanilla Fields and I moved to things like warm vanilla sugar, vanilla lace, etc. This time around I was looking for something more sophisticated and not so much cupcake or musk, which I despise. I can’t figure out why vanilla is usually paired with musk, I don’t get it. 

One of the flavors I did try after researching best vanilla scents was Lavanila.

lavanilaMain Notes:
Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Freesia, Heliotrope

I don’t know if it was just me or what was going on but I didn’t really smell the vanilla, it was too musky for me. I only tried it once however. I may go back to the mall and try it once more because I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for this scent – mostly from vanilla lovers like myself who want something other than cupcake, which vanilla scents are known for.

I also found Wild Madgascar Vanilla from Bath and Body works which was really nice. It’s not musky or cupcake. It’s sweet, yes – but it’s more spicy however. Which I really liked about it.

Wild Madagascar Vanilla

Top Notes: African Pear, Sparkling Clementine, Ruby Apple
Mid Notes: Wild Jasmine, Wild Gardenia, Heliotrope Petals, Golden Plumeria
Dry Notes: Madagascar Vanilla, White Sandalwood, Creamy Musk

Instead of getting the Lavanila, I settled for the BB&W. Even though I really liked this scent I was still not really satisfied – Long story short, I found scentbird thanks to my sister and tried the One.

Now as for the One, I smell no musk at all. NONE – which is a HUGE deal for me. It’s soft and just very elegant. It has just a hint of sweetness, but not enough to overpower the overall “spice”. My husband loved it on me and he’s rather picky about flavors I wear.

I do like the amber sweetness the One has its nice. That is the first thing that hits you when you spray it on – that sweet amber then as that settles it moves more into the vanilla and floral of the lily – and that is what stays with you for the rest of the day.

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Worth the wait!

It started with my sisters’ birthday present from her husband. I thought, at first glance it was lipstick. Which to my surprise it was not. She told me that it was scent bird. You get a new perfume of your choice every month with FREE SHIPPING for just $14.95!

I did my own research and tried to find a really nice “vanilla” perfume. The best one from my research was “the One” by Dolce & Gabanna.

After that research I went back to ScentBird website and signed up for a free account using my google login and took their “quiz”. Basically what this quiz is for, it’s to determine suggestions for perfume that you may like based on your preference and other perfumes you like — customized for YOU. Which is actually quite awesome.

After waiting for what seemed to be an eternity — IT FINALLY CAME! YAY! I had a terrible Monday and this made my day! So exciting


I ordered a case to match my purse – Kate Spade Wellesley Rachelle Leather Shoulder Bag! Absolutely love them both and in my favorite color, does it get any better than that?

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path to self

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything, at least on here anyway.  I have a personal journal that I’ve tried to write in everyday but have failed miserably in doing.  The journal was meant to be a “self revelation” or “self discovery” journal. I would write down my feelings, thoughts, moods, etc to find a better understanding of me.  Trying to understand myself is a full time job in itself let alone trying to understand the world and those around me. I figured the best place to start is with me.

What I found that was interesting, in this path to self discovery — one phrase kept popping up, “If you want change, start with yourself”.  At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this.  I had so many mixed emotions. The most prominent being, why should I have to change? Haven’t I done enough of that already? It was very frustrating to me, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that it was true. I remember thinking about it when me and my husband were going to work out.  We went to Wendy’s and started to talk. I brought up my journal and the phrase that kept coming up. It was then that I realized how true it was. I simply could not change anyone or anything around me. If I wanted change, then I had to be the change I wanted and the rest would fall into place.  Even though I knew this made sense and it was true — it was not easy to accept.

I was carrying a lot of anger and frustration. Things that were, in fact beyond my control. With that being said though, there was ONE thing that was in my control and that was me. My actions and reactions. I could change myself —

So moving on — In all this, this path to finding understanding. I will need to go backward and update since the last time I wrote anything.  I went back to school, got an Associate CIT degree.  Once I graduated, I found myself with a new job and high hopes. I was able to finally leave the DOH and move into a job that would utilize my new degree.

The job was rough at the beginning and I was scared to death because I was wired to be a Secretary not an IT Technician or rather “Level II Analyst”.  I was able to get comfortable with the job after a week or two.  I was then moved to the weekend crew — only Saturday because I won’t work on Sunday.

Long story short, I would come home annoyed every Saturday and most importantly Spiritually drained.  Skipping ahead, about two weeks ago I was laid off from said job.  Husband and I think that, it was perhaps God intervening for me and has something greater for both of us.  I was able to work with my husband and get him motivated to look for employment and I was able to help him with his resume.  I was able to get unemployment until one or both of us find something more definite.

About a week ago I think, I had a talk with the bishop.  The talk was originally to ask for help with bills (laid off and unemployment wouldn’t start for another week), but it lead into things that I was carrying — frustrations, annoyances, etc.  The meeting went well and the following Monday, me and husband decided to get a Little Caesar’s pizza and head to coonskin for a “date” as it were.  In the process of eating and talking, for the first time in a very long time — we had a nice talk. He told me about things that were in my heart, the things me and the bishop talked about.  It was, wonderful. Knowing that he somehow read my heart and knew what I was feeling and knew what I needed — what we both needed. Ever since then, he and I can talk now. We are on the same path with the same goals — we are working together, like husband and wife should be and I feel (felt) the world being lifted off my shoulders and I truly believe that losing my job was necessary.  Not only for my spirituality, but to help bring us back together.

There are so many things that can get in the way and sometimes, the reset button needs to be pushed.  I know that God has something better in store for us. We have to pray and have faith. I know things will work out for the better. So far they have and for that I am truly grateful.  I’m not saying that its easy to be in this situation, but life isn’t easy and it was never supposed to be.

I am still on that path.  Learning and growing —

One thing I know for sure — I must keep the faith and hope for the beginning of a new day, something better and greater!

“Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope.”   Moroni 7:42

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another year…another 4th of july =)

Another year has gone by — I am not the same person I was a year ago or even a few months ago. One thing remains the same though, no matter how many years go by; I am forever grateful that I ran down that hall way and asked him his name.

I guess it is easy to reminisce the past events when things are going well; we have had our share of ups and down that’s certain — but even still through all the bad times, I wouldn’t walk or want to walk with anyone else. God set our foundation from the beginning and I can’t let go of that or forget; even though at times, it is rather easy to forget. I knew there was something about him that drew him to me. That same “magnetic” attraction is still there; sometimes overshadowed by things that shouldn’t be there.

This world doesn’t make it easy for two people to hang on to each other. There are so many things that can get in the way, whether it be a person or an object, or even both. I find myself with an elephant memory, mostly of things that hurt — usually something someone said. I can overcome most actions, but words stick with me the most. I want to let go of those things so I can be free. It’s probably odd to think about these things on an anniversary or a few days passed it. I suppose an anniversary is a time of remembering and my mind has been full of thoughts and irritations — I guess I am trying to figure everything out and try to find a resolve to bring myself some peace. I don’t want to hold onto the hurt of the past — those things are taking away from the joy of the now.

I love my husband very much. I don’t want to forget that — when things are rough and both of us are ready to walk out I’m afraid that somehow we’ll forget and all of things that mean everything to us will somehow disappear and they’ll be gone. I had a leather bracelet engraved from Broadway at the Beach to remind me: ETERNITY Michael & Krystle.  Even that, I have taken off in anger and then felt so bad I cried and felt so lost. There have been many times we’ve forgotten, but yet somehow we run back to each other because that is the only comfort and safety we know; still, I have this fear deep down that somehow this is too good to be true and I’ll lose what I have or I’ll be forgotten about. Maybe in all this worrying is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I worry about it so much with no focus on the now, I lose my way. I really don’t know.

This year’s anniversary was good; I need to remember the story we tell of how we met, I need to remember things he has said to me and written me. I need to allow my memory to forget and unburden myself with the chains of all the hurt and past wrongs. I don’t want to forget the good times and how much I love him and how much he means to me, no matter what happens. My head keeps telling that It is easy to type these positive feelings when I haven’t forgotten and when we haven’t let the world try to tear us apart — My head is right, it is easy to remember when the memories of good times are fresh. It is interesting how my memories work, I’m an elephant when it comes to things hurtful, but a short/forgetful memory when it comes to things good; mostly in regard to people who are closest to me. I need constant reminders. I wish I could rewire my head to fix the way I hold memory. I’m not sure if this has come to be overtime or something that has always been there.

Maybe this post is more for me; as a reminder when things get rough, I can read this and remember. I can know that what he and I feel for each other is real and it’s not going anywhere. We hold a place in each other’s hearts that cannot be replaced; not by something or even someone. 

To my husband: I love you, very much. I don’t want to forget … Together. remember?

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i forget — time and time again

I find myself forgetting, at times — things I have already learned. Sometimes I learn the same thing more than once and I use that term loosely, because once can be anywhere from actually once to millions of times and then some.  What I am trying to wrap my head around is why, as a flawed human; I forget things so easily and head down the same path over and over again?

I feel the same feelings, I know what they are and where they come from. I know the truth and what is really going on, but yet — and still — I walk the wrong way with huge red stop signs, caution cliff ahead signs, dangerous curves ahead signs, etc — and still. I know the end results and nothing positive will happen. I’ll be stuck in this deep dark forest trying desperately to find my way out and knowing that it was me, I put myself there. I chose to walk that path, all the while knowing which one I should have taken instead. I cry and feel miserable — have myself a wonderful pity party and vent — and start all over again.

Am I too blame for it all, I guess that would depend on if you like playing the blame game, which is as old as Adam and Eve —

Adam: “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”

Eve: “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

It is so much easier to blame someone else “he made me mad”; you know the song and dance. No one wants to admit any wrong doing, no one wants to accept the idea that, you have agency and YOU choose how you react — Y O U. No one made you do anything or react in any way. You made the conscious decision to say or do whatever you wanted. My Bishop counseled me about this and yes, I got angry with him, but what he said was true.

The only thing I am in complete control of is myself, that’s it. People at work, people at home; even my husband — none of us are perfect — These people do things that irritate me and hurt me and upset me; all of us, yes ALL OF US have experienced the natural man. Even now, it does anger me to know that I can choose to react or I can choose not to react — that is all ME and MY choices. To know that I can still be happy or I can choose to be angry. That’s the real “witch” of it, ya know? Needing to have self-control and not get angry — being perfect like Christ. Those shoes are very hard to follow, but he is our example. Perhaps I have found my answer already — I am a flawed human and perhaps because of this, that is why I forget and choose the wrong path; every path but the one, straight and narrow because that requires a flawed person to be perfect like Christ. To choose the right — no matter how hard or annoying or hurtful. To choose what is right because it is what Christ would do.

If there is a blame game — the only one to blame is myself and I even cringe to type that and even admit that. As a flawed human, I want those who have, I feel, wronged me to apologize and to acknowledge wrong doing on their part. In reality, I only need to control one thing, Me. The natural man in me cringes. Just the thought of, someone getting the better of me and hurting me; then turning my other cheek just have to them slap it again. What?! Are you kidding me? My reaction and/or action are the only things I will answer for. I won’t answer for anyone else. Just ME. 

When you think about it though, isn’t easier to just worry about one person? Because in all reality just keeping yourself in check is hard enough let alone trying to make sure everyone is in check. So, is it a blessing that Heavenly Father wants us to keep our ducks in a row and let everyone else keep their own ducks in a row?

What we lack, he’ll make up for. Looking at it that way puts a new perspective on it and it seems a little easier to swallow. As long as I keep MYSELF on the straight and narrow; doing what I know I should be doing — then I’m on the right path. Each and everyone us is responsible for one person — ourselves. Heavenly Father gave us free will to choose and make up our minds; to have complete and full control. All of a sudden a quote popped into my head, “With great power comes great responsibility”; it is a great power to have complete and full control over something — every decision we make not only affects us, but everyone around us in one way or another and we have to make the right choices and do the right thing — the hard thing. 

So I pick myself up and start over. Maybe for the first time or the millionth time. Will I forget, yes. Will I make the bad choice, yes. Am I perfect HA! Not even close — but I will repent, pick myself up and try, try again. Only time one fails is when they give up. Endure until the end.