5 on Friday.

1. Bare Minerals Giveaway!

Sale alert!!!  Bare Minerals is having a 12 Hour Beauty Rush sale, and there are some great deals on their awesome products!  You know how I love a good sale, and this is a good one!

Bare Minerals makeup is the best, especially if you have sensitive skin.  My friend Becky introduced it to me in 2006 and I don't use anything else.  My skin loves it, it's economical (especially when you shop from their sales) and it lasts a sweet forever.  That's the only problem with buying more - the stuff I've already bought is still around, so then you have to choose what to wear in the morning!  #Firstworldproblems

I ordered the "Hot to Trot" Marvelous Moxie lip gloss set of 6 (for only $17!!!!) and the "7 Ways to Bare" eyecolor set - this set has my absolute FAVORITE eyecolor ever, Nude Beach in it plus a lot of other great neutrals. 

The sale only lasts today until 9 pm PST, so get clicking! :) 


- Now for the {GIVEAWAY} -

I'd love to send one lucky commenter a sampling Bare Mineral products! 

I'll include one of my favorite eye colors, lip gloss and a few other surprises!

All products are new, sealed and full size!

To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post before next Friday, May 2.

Winner will be announced shortly after May 2nd - we're breeding cows in Loomis, WA that weekend and won't have cell coverage or internet service there so I can't promise when I'll be able to post.  :)


2. Jenna Hipp Hand Cream

Can I just tell you how many creams we have tried in our home?  Ranching is not easy on the hands, and so we have tried a million and one different ways to repair and correct cracked, chapped hands. Until recently, Clint's best method was to coat his hands in Bag Balm before going to bed, and then putting on blue latex milking gloves to wear through the night.  Not exactly the most comfortable solution, but it was better than the pain of cracked hands.

Then, a few weeks ago I was at Costco and I saw that they sold Jenna Hipp cream in a 3-pack for less than $20.  I thought, "Heck, we've tried everything, might as well try this." 

And it is amazing.  Seriously.

I don't really care that it's all natural, or paraben free. Who even knows what a paraben is?!?  What I do care about is that it works.  It really, truly works.  And because it doesn't have a strong scent, Clint will use it often too.  It also absorbs quickly into your hands and doesn't feel greasy.

If you're looking for a hand cream that really works, I would recommend this one.

*Linking up with Momfessionals & A Little Bit of Everything "Favorite Things Party"

3. Green grass ROCKS!

The days of feeding hay at the ranch for 2014 are almost over.  All of the groups are turned out to grass, except for one group that Clint is still AI'ing, and another group of late calving first calf heifers that still need their calves branded.  (You have to wait about 45 days after a calf is born to vaccinate it, so late calving pairs get turned out a bit later than the others.)

And while the guys save a lot of time by not having to feed, I think they trade it for time in the saddle riding through groups and checking health.  'Tis the season for pinkeye! But you won't find my husband one to complain about having to spend time on a horse.  :)

4. I really like my "5 on Fridays" posts.

While these posts aren't exactly what you would call brilliant writing, bulleted lists are fun & easy to write when life is a little chaotic.  And it's a quick way for me to remember the little things that happen, that may not be "enough" for a blog post, but are important in their own way. 

5. We're still breeding cows.

I'm headed out this afternoon to a ranch outside of Pendleton to pull CIDR's in a group of young cows, and the guys have been breeding mature cows at Double M all day today.  We'll spend the rest of the weekend breeding cows at Rollin' Rock and in Pendleton, and a set of heifers at the feedlot.  

'Tis the season!


Happy Friday friends!

I hope you have a great weekend!

PS - Don't forget to comment for a chance to win some SUH-WEET makeup!

***Sorry for the problems with the comments - I hope I have it fixed now.  If you still are unable to leave a comment here, please leave a comment on the Facebook post and I'll get you entered!***


Update: And the winner of the Bare Minerals Givewaway is....

Hillbilly Goddess!

Josie, send me an email at darcysexson@gmail.com with your address and I'll get your makeup in the mail!


  1. Have a wonderful weekend!

    I'm a bare minerals girl too! :)

  2. Sarah ButlerApril 25, 2014

    Bare Minerals are my absolute favorite! Would definitely love some freebees :) Also...I really enjoy your blog posts. :)

  3. Kiah GourleyApril 25, 2014

    Hope all is well in Oregon! I love hearing about it all!

  4. I've never used Bare Minerals ... and I need to try that hand cream too! LOVE you ~

  5. I love your "5 on Friday" posts too!

    I'm a Bare Minerals gal as well, so freebies are always welcome! ;)

    I will have to look for the Jenna Hipp hand cream. Like you said, ranching doesn't make for the most delicate hands. Which is something, I think, we can be pretty proud of.

  6. Great reading about your adventures. I stumbled upon Jenna Hipp Hand Cream at Costco also and love it equally as much!

  7. Hi! Visiting from Fave Things linky party. The hand creams look sooo cute! Have you tried the L'Occitane hand creams?

  8. I've never tried Bare Minerals, but I know people love it, so I'd love a sample! :-)

  9. Ooh!!! I'd love to try Bare Minerals!!! I've never heard of that hand cream before...need to give it a try!!

  10. I love the Bare Minerals' bronzer! I'd love to try some of their other products!


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