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Cookies and Lipstick

I love the first friday of each month because we get to have Aleisha from She Calls me Mama Leisha come to visit!  She makes me laugh and cry- occasionally, even at the same time!

Aliesha’s Cookies and Lipstick will have you lovin’ her like I do 🙂


Goodness, I have had quite the week. Or weeks, rather.  They have been busy, busy, busy, and I have been stressed out and ornery.  I have been down and discouraged.  I have been tired and emotional.  The days have been long and stupid (kind of like that Pearl Harbor
movie…hardy, har), with one of the few highlights being my exchange
with the big, burly dude who owns our local Great Harvest.

Recently, I ran into Great Harvest to pick up a “therapy cookie” the size of my head.  (I call them “therapy cookies” because that is EXACTLY what they are for me…therapy!  A sugary treat to ease the pain!)  In an effort to cheer myself up, I donned my newly purchased shade of Sephora
lipstick (named Decollete, which I believe is French for “cut low in the
neckline”) and headed for the bakery.  Or patisserie.  Oh la la!

I’m a bit of a regular, so the guy who owns the joint recognized me as soon as I walked in the door.

Big, burly dude:  “Hi, Hon!”

Mama Decollete, waving like a ten-year-old (because I haven’t quite figured out how to wave like a grown woman):  “HEY!”

Big, burly dude:  “WOW!  You look great, girl!”

Mama Decollete:  “Big, burly dude (but I didn’t really call him that), you are SO sweet and you just made my day!”

I stepped up to the counter, bought my sweet treats, and flashed the
world’s nicest guy/Great Harvest owner my Decollete smile.  He handed me
a couple of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, in addition to the cookies I
had paid for.  I looked at him–I’m sure with an expression of surprise
and bewilderment– and started to say, “What?!?”  He interrupted me and
said, “On the house.”

Holy shmokes, free cookies.


Never underestimate the power of a beautiful shade of lipstick, my friends.  (Or a cookie.)  Brighten your lips; brighten your day.

Au revoir!

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Happiest of Fridays!!  I’m in Star Valley, Wyoming getting my country-fix-on with my son!  He’s off fishing his little heart out and I’m hanging with my BFF, Carol Ray!

Come back again tonight to Link Party with us… party opens at 7pm MST.

Love y’all SO much and thanks for keeping up with all my adventures!

xoxo~ Aleisha and Ruthie

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