Saturday, December 19, 2009
We haven't set a date yet because we're not rushing into anything at this point. We'll know when the time is right. We're both very happy. :)
We've both learned that we need to depend on each other and not share our problems with other people. [you get bad advice that way] We've learned to be open to what the other has to say, good or bad... and we've got to spread our wings and fly: together.
On to the next big news... We've got a new apartment! We move in on January 1st. What a great way to start the year! It's a 1 bedroom, 2 story apartment.
This is a picture of the model one... but we have the spiral staircase in our apartment too! I love love love the stairs :) It leads to a study/gameroom upstairs divided by a half-wall looking over the living room.
I got a job at Macaroni Grill! It's over in the town where we're moving... and I'm all set up to start training the week we move. Yay!
I want to thank each and every one of you who left me comments supporting me and putting a smile on my face during the rough times a few months ago. It certainly did not go unnoticed.
... a special thank you to my mother & my aunt Kathy
[they know why]
Friday, December 18, 2009
Cute leather "bomber" jacket
Here's the question: Brown or Black? When asked "Which do you wear more?"... my answer is about the same! My mother made a good point and said that black will go with just about anything... but I love brown too. I want to be able to wear the jacket often though. Advice?
Silver sequin top
Lace Sweater Tank
...Brown and/0r Black... [I guess it should match my jacket]
Lauren Conrad - My Style Muse
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I have tried SO many different brands of mineral foundation and for some reason, they break me out horribly! My skin is super sensitive and definitely prone to break-outs so when my skin doesn't like a product, it lets me know.... drastically.
I've heard mixed reviews on this mascara but personally, I love it! It's one of the best I've ever used! I am a loyal to Maybelline when it comes to mascara because from my experience, they have the best. I've used Full n' Soft since the 8th grade! I tend to use more than 1 mascara when doing my makeup... I feel they do different things and can work well together.
This mascara is easy to apply and I rarely get clumps. No "spider" eyes here! It perfectly coats each individual lash and I just love love love it!
Twilight Woods Fragrance Mist from Bath & Body Works
And just a random photo that makes me smile -
:: Me & Noah [my little brother]::
This was taken today at lunch. My little sister Lillian (5) was walking around taking pictures on my aunts' iphone and Noah and I were posing but when I thought she'd already taken the picture I turned to Noah to make a funny face and she ended up with this photo.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Our little family :)
[jake is there too!! it's just hard to see him lol]
and GUESS WHAT!?
I went for a trim and when my aunt asked me what I would like done, the words "just cut it all off" flowed from my mouth lol
... pictures soon to come.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
looks pretty easy!
I've been sick lately and it sucks :( I try to so hard not to get sick! I guess I need to go buy some orange juice. I've had a sinus infection and this awful little cough that sometimes makes me feel I just might cough up a lung lol
Non-drowsy cough suppressant
Orange juice (vitamin C)
Check out my boys ;) Aren't they cuties!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Long story - I'll explain later. We're working things out.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
A new cell phone. My poor Blackberry is on it's last leg... well, ever since I chunked it onto the sidewalk on a VERY bad day. [I'm sure you can guess what day that was lol *hint* I'm single now] lol
Jake needs to get a haircut & needs to get some shots
Isn't he cute!! :)
Plus a few bills here and there...
I need either 1. a new job or 2. a 2nd job b/c mine isn't too good on the financial side right now... Pray for something to come up!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mr. Bradley Cooper
I'll take me one of these, please! =)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
but!!! I had to let you know that I've found a NEW love! lol So what you don't know... is that my ex fiance ended up keeping Dierks from me. :/ He sent me a TEXT saying that he wasn't going to let me have him THEN the little boy changed his phone number! Can you believe that??
Anyway... I said screw it! I'll get me a NEW love & I did. lol
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Well, I guess that's all for now. :)
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I promise to blog more in depth later tonight! Have a lovely saturday!
Friday, August 7, 2009
#1 - How can you expect us to have "total body confidence" when your cover model has clearly been digitally slimmed down? Really Self Mag?
#2 - No. Kelly Clarkson is not skinny. But that doesn't make her ugly or unattractive. She's beautiful & super talented. I really wish you would've let her truly represent herself on your cover.
I am really tired of all this photoshop nonsense. This ad by Dove is BRILLIANT and I wish for every woman [young & old] to see this and understand.
I am sure you've all seen this video before... but sometimes I watch it just as a reminder to myself. You see, I am a big fan of magazines! I love to read the tips, the stories, the inspirations, etc and I love the pictures. Sometimes I have to stop and tell myself, "These women don't really look this way."
I am actually going to graduate school to get my Masters in Counseling and I want to work with young girls-women on body image, self esteem, and unfortunately eating disorders because sometimes that's what it comes to.
I believe that no one is perfect... not even celebrities. [duh lol or else they wouldn't need photoshop!] I can understand digitally altering that zit or some discoloration [etc] but when you start shaving off pounds & making them look absolutely "flawless," that is when it becomes unhealthy.
Our perception of beauty is so distorted is sickening to me. What our society believes to be "beautiful" and whatnot is virtually impossible! It's one thing to strive to be healthy [which may involve losing weight and such] but it's another to long for this unachievable perfection. I completely understand you wanting to "beautify" your natural self [i.e. makeup]... But, you have to love yourself and see yourself for who you are. We all want to be unique and yet we all want to look like "her."
We can take care of ourselves... but please make some effort to let the young, impressionable girls know they are beautiful just the way they are: every freckle, every curve, every strand of hair, etc.
What we see on tv, movies, and magazines is not reality.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Since I haven't been working, I've been enjoying the pool and getting some sun :) [might as well, right??] I'm starting to develop a nice golden glow! Speaking of the pool, I got an email from Victoria's Secret today with a $20 gift certificate [on at least $20 worth of items] so I got a new top for only $2! I went with this one:
Hopefully it looks half as good on me as it does her! lol I liked the deep purple and the fiance' approved so that's the one that's coming to me! The straps are removable so you know what that means! No tan lines! Yay :)
Also, if you are a magazine reader like myself... I think you'll enjoy Instyle's Makeover issue. I hate buying magazines just to find they are boring and useless but this one was not.
Jbreezybaby is having an awesome makeup giveaway including Stila, Body Shop, & Victoria Secret!
If you would like to enter click [HERE].
I managed to take these pretty pictures... Well, at least I think they are pretty. lol
Which one do you like better? The darker one [left] or the lighter one [right]?
Well, starting Monday I will be working a "temp job" with my in-laws! My fiance' and his father have their own graphic design business and his parents are being generous enough to let me come be office help/receptionist for 2 weeks :) Then I am really hoping when I get back here I can start substituting! Please pray that SOMETHING happens for me... I've been trying to get a job since MAY! It's ridiculous. I hope something works out quick.