Personal update

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2017 | 14 Comments »


Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

I’m so sorry about the lack of new posts around here. As I said in my last few posts I’m in the process of moving. I know I said that things would run rather smoothly during the move, but I sort of put the brakes on all of that. I really hate when my posts go live and I’m not here to respond to comments. I’m going to try really hard to get my two weekly posts up while responding to comments, but if I can’t I’ll try to at least get the one post up. I’ll also be catching up on your blogs. I know I’ve fallen behind on that too. I promise to catch up though!

I promise that there are big things coming! I have about a hundred items on my desk that I can’t wait to talk about. It sucks that by the time I get around to it it will no longer be new. But let’s face it, that’s never stopped me before. While I enjoy talking about shiny, new and exciting things, I’ve been known to talk about Holiday items well into Spring. Yeah, be on the lookout for that! But I’m a very thorough person and I like to take my time when testing out new items. I suppose I could always just slap some stuff up and call it a day, but that’s just not what my blog is all about. It’s always been about my own personal experiences with products I truly love. And I like that to shine through all of my posts. I hope you all understand.

I’m pretty excited about this move. The apartment we’re currently in was only supposed to be temporary. I guess we got a little too comfortable because that temporary stay lasted almost 3 years! But a lot has changed these past few months and we had to move closer to where my husband works. The area is really nice and I hear nothing but great things about the schools. I’m also excited to hear that there are lots of walkers in the area. Maybe I can finally get back on track and get those steps in. Last year was a very hard year for me and I wasn’t nearly as active and I should have been. Anyway, the house itself is just perfect! It’s not too big and not too small. It’s everything I was looking for in a home. Honestly, the only downside for me is the lack of a basement. While tornados are pretty rare they do happen. So I have slight anxiety about that. Otherwise the place is perfect for us! I got lots of good vibes walking through the place. Lots of positive energy which is just what we need. Be on the lookout for photos once we’re completely settled in.

Things should return to my regular schedule starting on Monday. Thank you for understanding! And thank you for continuing the check in on Midwest Glam! It really means a lot to me!

The featured photo is of the new handbag my husband got for me earlier this week. Isn’t it the cutest?

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Friendly reminder

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2016 | 12 Comments »


Just a friendly reminder that Fragrance By Me is officially up and running! You can go through the process and receive a starter pack of your very own signature fragrance for just $20! It really is a fun process! Be sure to let me know if you do it. I’d love to hear about your experience!

A little personal note: I know that things have been a little quiet around here lately. I’m still working hard behind the scenes. I have 2 giveaways coming up as well as lots of other posts. However, I’m still working on them all. My son just started 6th grade a few days ago. I was busy making sure everything was in order and ready to go. Then my husband got sick and was in the hospital for a few days. He’s home and feeling much better now. He’s still being monitored and even though his doctor repeatedly told me not to worry, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. And of course my health is becoming an issue again. I’m pretty sure that most of it is directly related to anxiety. It’s taken me years to be able to admit that. But that doesn’t make my problems any less of a problem. Anxiety is a bitch. So please bear with me while I kick its ass and get things back in order around here!

Stop by Monday for a fun giveaway!

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A quick update

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2015 | 12 Comments »


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Yikes! It’s been a while! I actually have a few posts ready to go, but I felt that an update would be better than just jumping into a review.

As I mentioned before I’ve been really busy. I don’t like to just have posts go live without knowing when I’ll be able to respond back to comments. And as much as I tried to make it back sooner I just didn’t know when things were going to slow down. Christmas is a very busy season for my company. Good news for me, but bad news for my blog. Plus my son has been home for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been trying to take advantage of that by getting him to help me reorganize his room.

Which brings me to another project that’s been taking up all of my time. We’ve completely refurnished and reorganized the apartment. When we first moved in it was only supposed to be temporary. Knowing us we could still move at any time. However, it’s unlikely. For now. This place wasn’t my first pick. It’s incredibly small. In fact it’s so small that we had to get rid of so much before moving in. Which I guess is a good thing. It really forced me to declutter. Not that my home has ever been cluttered. I’ve always kept things very organized and simple. But I had a ton of appliances that I just never used. They seemed like a good idea at the time, but I just never got around to using them. Rather than have them take up much needed space I finally got rid of them. It’s also a very old looking place. I can’t even tell you how much the wood paneled walls bug me. Lots of people don’t see a problem with it, but I do. Besides looking outdated it gives the place a dark and gloomy vibe. But we’ve livened it up quite a bit since moving in. So it’s not so bad anymore. In the end moving here was the best decision we’ve made. I never wanted to settle because I truly believed this was a temporary move. But whether we move tomorrow or next year I see no problem in making this place more livable for the time being. With as much as we’ve moved in the past I always felt that livening up our living space was a waste. But if doing so makes you feel more comfortable and leaves you feeling more at home, is it really a waste? I don’t think so. Live in the moment, eh?

I’m pretty happy with the end result. I would have gone in a slightly different direction with my son’s room, but considering the fact that my husband didn’t get in my way of redecorating the entire apartment (our bedroom included), I figured I owed him that. Maybe I’ll post some photos?

Christmas was pretty great. We spent Christmas Eve at my mother-in-law’s house. It’s not my favorite place in the world to visit, but she made tamales and they were actually pretty good. For my Christmas dinner I made stuffed shells and served it with a nice salad. Everyone was happy, healthy, and got everything they wanted and more. What more could we ask for?

As for me? There wasn’t much on my wishlist really. I got the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. I’m working on getting that post up. I also finally got my hands on MAC Smoked Purple. My husband got me a new wallet and handbag. Aside from that there wasn’t much else on my wihslist. So I updated the appliances I use regularly. I’ll probably do a review on a few of them. I got a new stand mixer, blender, toaster, food processor, and Keurig. So far I’m very happy with them all.

Now I can get back into my routine of regular Monday, Thursday, and Saturday posts. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Oh and I know that the comments are looking all kinds of funky. In the midst of all this WordPress updated. Because why not? I’ve never been much of a coder. There’s a right way and a wrong way. I’ve always fell somewhere in between both of them. Leaning more towards the wrong way if I’m being truthful. But hey it worked and that was good enough for me. But now I’m left with trying to figure out how to style the comments because the method I used before is no longer an option for me. Now I have to try and figure out what to do. Or hire someone to do it for me. If I can even figure out how to do that! It’ll get done. Eventually.

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