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Friday, July 30, 2010


I heard bad things come in threes... am I done yet?

  1. I failed my safety inspection. I need two new front tires.
  2. This morning with the back of my hair left to blow dry, my blow dryer went out (I replaced it within the last six months).
  3. After rinsing my cereal bowl... I was showered, again. By this:
Yeah, this is the sink... that came apart, water went everywhere...
I just laughed.

TGIF, and the Tim McGraw concert this evening.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Light and Easy Tastes for Summer

Mmmmm... Mikey surprised me with this flavorful and light meal for dinner!
BBQ chicken from the grill
Flat Out wraps (I pack these for lunches too with turkey and all the yummy fixings)
Your favorite toppings and side dishes

Thanks for the yummo dinner Husb! :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ah yeah... that's my jam

So, if you have ever contemplated making freezer jam and have not {yet} to avoid the hassle... just make it! I have been neglecting Mikey and I's craving for homemade freezer jam for at least a year, until now. I mean, I am sure there are more intense and gourmet ways to do this, but I just went with a jam packet, a few packages of fresh strawberries and voila! So simple and SO delicious.
Being my first time, I just picked up the package of jars that looked nice and big, not taking into consideration the fact that the minimum of five jars I planned to produce turned into 3.5 x-large jars of jam.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oh, you're making me BLUSH

I love all things makeup, but blush definitely tops my list of must wear items. I alternate colors throughout the week and specifically throughout the seasons. This summer I am rocking different shades of pink, my fave!
I recently began using MAC's beauty powder in Pretty Baby. I love it! I use it on top of my pressed powder to warm my face (cheeks, forehead, nose, chin) and then I focus one of my bright pinks on my cheeks.

My go-to blush colors this season are: MAC's Well Dressed and Pink Swoon, and Nars' Deep Throat. In addition to powder, beauty powder and blush, I still sweep about one big swoop of bronzer.

What's your favorite summer time blush hue?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Mountains are the new Hills

Okay... total guilty obsession: I lalalove The Hills. What's there not to love? Rich kids growing up in CA driving Mercedes and Porches, wearing great fashion, rocking great hair, really fun parties, last minute vacations to hot spots around the world and really pleasurable fake drama.
Or maybe it's the fact that Mikey is a way hotter version of Stephen Colletti...
(the first night we met... )
After indulging in my guilty pleasure the other day I thought to myself... I should totally approach MTV as The Hills is coming to an end and propose the idea of
The Mountains
This production would require the casting of all in-state and out-of-state friends. After a couple shows when the money starts rolling in we can all start driving high profile vehicles and purchase super swanky homes in Park City, downtown SLC and other prestigious destinations around the state. And I can finally get a boob job (NOT Heidi style, I repeat not Heidi style). A lot of us have been BFFS since 5th grade, high school, etc. I think we have a chance here friends!!!

Here are some clips from season 1 episodes:

I'm not from the states
I love God

Lots more ideas... so little time. Please... post your ideas friends! {LOL}

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Out with the new & back in with the old { # 6 }

Favorite product alert: an oldy but a goody!

Since about 6 months old (with my curled mohawk) I have been using the same hair gel,
Paul Mitchell's Soft Sculpting Spray Gel.
A couple of months ago I thought after 25+ years of spritzing a generous amount of this gel into my strands, I would try something new. I went with a new line my Mom started carrying, Mantra. I had tried a few of the products when I got my her' did and really enjoyed the smell and results of the products. To replace my good ol' Paul Mitchell spray, I went with Mantra's Foundation.

I enjoyed this gel, it's super light, it smells nice, it got the job done - but, I have had better. Not being dissatisfied with this product but rather missing my gel, I have spent the last week enjoying my oldy but a goody soft sculpting spray gel.
While this gel is also super light and soft, I appreciate the way it adds texture to my hair, specifically my bangs. Whether I am blowing my hair out, letting it air dry or styling it 'natural curly,' this is my go-to gel. I understand some people do not even use product before blowing their hair out, but if you are going to use anything- this is it! Depending on time I have and the look I am going for, I will use this in addition to a mousse or volumizing foam.

I have tried other gel products, in the form of sprays, gels and creams. More fancy, more expensive and promising to do more than this spray offers but, time and time again, I come back to my gel.

GET some!