Friday, May 17, 2013

A "Pre-vivor"

I read this article while at work today. I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it yet, but it's got me thinking.

We do preventative care for lots of things. We get flu shots and other vaccines, we get our teeth cleaned and polished every 6 months, we go in to the Dr. for check ups every year (or, we should). So, really, you can view this as the same thing, just preventative care.

Obviously I don't think every woman should go out and get a double mastectomy just because they "might" get breast cancer. Angelina, and the other women mentioned in this article, tested positive for a particular gene that is likely to cause breast cancer. Can you blame them for wanted to avoid the awful horror of cancer? I can't.

Anyway, I'm curious as to what everyone thinks. Do you agree with their decision? Why or why not?

This isn't what I typically blog about, but this article really struck me.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Since majority of you lovely ladies are married, and the other half are searching for their other half. There are so many sweet love songs that make us all oooh and ahhh but my favorites are always the fun ones that make you want to dance but are overly gushy sentimental all at the same time. The Pocket is one of my all time faves that I thought some of you might like too!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

baby shower games

there is something in the water. everyone is getting preggers.
ok not everyone {I'm not} but a lot of my dear friends, including some of the ladies here.

so my question is this...
who has ideas for a baby shower game?

its going to be a big shower so it needs to be the kind of game that can be played with lots of people and or the kind that can go on while everyone is mingling rather than everyone stopping to play the game.

I'm in desperate need! HELP.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Beauty knows no pain

Today I wore these shoes to work.

I received at least five compliments on said footwear.

On an unrelated note, I can no longer walk because I've lost the feeling in my toes.

P.S. Did anyone have to wear saddle shoes to school as a kid? I did and every year on the first day of school I thought that my feet were going to revolt and possibly fall of my body, but those shoes looked super cute and lasted forever. I'm pretty sure that's where my problem began.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

the girl who was on fire

let's talk about the hunger games.
I loved the series
(except for the last part of the last book in which I have major qualms)

if you loved it like I did you'll want to go here and check out the casting for the movie.
president snow
what do y'all think?

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!”

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Ritual

I don't know how many of you watched the show Gilmore Girls, but there is a great episode where Emily and Lorelei are getting ready to go to bed and Rory is watching them both unintentionally do the same beauty before bed routine. Lorelei catches on and stops immediately. It is a moment that I think many daughters throughout the ages have had, the discovery that you've accidentally or intentionally started taking after your mother.

I have been thinking about my beauty rituals (or current lack thereof). What sticks out most in my mind is what I used to do every Friday for four years of high school. Every Friday rain or shine, I woke up, put on my cheerleading uniform, pulled up a pair of awesomely high socks, my "cheer" shoes and tied a white grosgrain ribbon in my hair before heading off to school. Then, after classes were over the real makeover would begin, green and gold and blue shades of eyeshadow (not as garish as it sounds), sparkles, blush, lots of mascara, and enough Aqua Net to put a hole in the Ozone layer. It may have been over the top, but there was never a night when I didn't feel like I looked my best when I walked out to cheer for a game.
Now, I barely have time to throw on a coat of mascara and lipgloss before I sprint out the door. Lately, I've noticed that my devotion to cute heels has even waned, and I've been opting for flats more and more. I've also noticed that I feel less and less confident about how I look. It wasn't about the shellac, so much as, taking the time to care for myself. Starting in college, when late nights studying or giggling or dancing led to much later mornings wearing sweatshirts and UGG boots around campus I stopped making my beauty ritual a priority. 

For the month of August, I want to create a new and improved beauty ritual to start off everyday feeling confident. Does anyone have any suggestions or favorite parts of their morning ritual? I've got my own list of favorite products but I'm always open to trying new things. Do you have a favorite product that is part of your beauty routine? Is there some part of your routine that you learned from your mother? Or that you hope to someday share with your little girl?

I'll do some sort of updates at the beginning and end of next month to share my plans and how it all turns out.


I made the tragic mistake of deleting picassa web albums on my google+ account. I don't use picassa for photo editing and I had no idea what they were or that they were linked to my blogs hosting all the images I had ever posted. now all those images are gone.

I am dying.
my blogs are toast.

don't make the same mistake I did.