Wednesday, October 29, 2014

3 Embarrassing Moments


Day 29. Most Embarrassing Moment

1. I overflowed a friends toilet once {too much TP}. I was pretty young..and I panicked. Did I think to look under the sink for a plunger? Heck to the no. Do you think I fessed up? HHHeeecckkk no.

2. I walked into a utility box at the parking lot of my work. I know what you're thinking...put the cell phone away, right? This was pre-cell phone and/or social media. I just had a really bad habit of walking with my head down.

3. That one time I couldn't get the keys out of the ignition.







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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4 Things I'm Superstitious About


Day 28. Things You're Superstitious about

4. I believe in 'Ojo'. I never really know anything about Ojo until a co-worker of mine kept touching my face. Anytime I would get a blemish she would touch it and tell me it was her fault because she had been talking about how pretty she thought I was. So, when I am admiring someones hair or nails, I try to touch them so I don't give them Ojo. And especially babies! Always, always touch the baby.

3. I knock on wood so I don't tempt fate.

2. I believe in burying money on New Year's Eve to "bury your poverty" and digging it up on New Year's day to "uncover your wealth".

1. Jeremy is training me (we train each other with many things) to keep the toilet seat down in the bathroom. Apparently, in the practice of Feng Shui, leaving it up lets your money go down the drain.







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5 things I'd tell my younger self


Day 27. A Letter to your Younger Self

1. You've been married for nearly 15 years. So, you were right when you kept telling people that it was FINE that you were getting married at 19. You totally knew what you were doing.

2. Sorry to have to tell you this...but you are STILL at the same job. BUT, it has given you a lot of opportunity to have a solid home, to have a great health care resume (I know that sounds like such an old lady thing to say...but trust me...health care is a pretty freakin' big deal..you'll see), and to go on some great vacations.

3. Speaking of vacations, you have traveled more than you thought you would...but less than you dreamed about. Good news is, there is still time to do more traveling! Yay!

4. The dark years get better, you grow so much as a person and you get a whole lot healthier. Those bad times are going to seem like a distance memory, you just have to keep going (and you do). I can't promise everything is hunky-dory, here in the future. There are still rough times, but you will learn some great coping techniques and learn to trust yourself. It works, it really does.

5. Your life is going to be amazing. The dreariness of every day life come sometimes get you down, but honestly, you are kicking butt. Your house is super cute, you are super cute, you have super cute pets, and your husband is sssuuupppeeer cute. Win...win...win!






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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Z is for...Zooey


Day 26. Who'd play you in a movie

This prompt was easy! And even stayed within my A-Z theme. Lucky me.

When I have my bangs trimmed across my forehead, I do look a lot like Zooey Daschanel. Besides looking alike, I think she is adorably awkward (just like me) so she would be the perfect pick to play me in a movie.

 
 







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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Y is for...You're kidding, right?


Day 25. Favorite book

There is no such thing as A favorite book. I couldn't even being to try and narrow it down. I am an avid romance reader and have been known to devour books in a matter of hours.  But I do have a few favorite authors.

1. Lara Adrian

2. Pamela Clare

3. Kresley Cole

4. Tara Janzen

5. Jill Shalvis

6. J.R. Ward






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Friday, October 24, 2014

X is for..Xtreme Eyebrow Grooming


Day 24. One Beauty Product You Can't Live without

I don't wear a lot of make-up. Actually, I wear zero make-up most of the time. I might slap on some moisturizer but that's about it.

This is how you will find me 95% of the time, sans make-up:



Here I am for the other 4% of the time, with a little foundation, mascara, and lip gloss:

And here I am for the other 1% of the time, this is as fancy as I get:

No matter what sort of make-up I put on my face, there is one thing that I absolutely must stay on top of. It's the brows. I have a fine set of beautifully shaped eye brows. I get compliments on my eye brows all the time, seriously.

As great as they are naturally, they can get a bit unruly if I don't stay mindful. So I would have to say my one beauty product that I can't live without is my tweezers (and eyebrow brush and small grooming scissors). In addition to the normal tweezing I do, I have to give my eyebrows trims. You know how when you go to the hair dresser for a trim and they hold the ends of your hair between their fingers and snip? I do that, with my eyebrow brush.

Call me a professional eyebrow stylist.

My sister and I even had a discussion on my occasional morning gnarly brow. My eye brow hairs can be standing in all kinds of crazy directions in the morning. So she gave me eyebrow gel for Christmas one year, to tame my gnarly brows. And I use it too! Nothing worse than snapping a great picture..just to realize that the gnarly brow as struck again.






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Thursday, October 23, 2014

W is for...Woo-woo free


Day 23. Favorite instagram editing apps/ or editing tools for your blog

UUUggghhh..I thought about skipping today. I don't get all fancy woo-woo with my photo posting. I use whatever Instagram provides for editing and it seems to work pretty well. I don't have a favorite, really. It just depends on the photo I'm posting..is it outside or inside? Bright or dim? Is there a lot of color? Most of the little editing I do is to try and enhance the photo. Sometimes I don't use any editing.

But, with all that being said, there are a couple of Instagram filters that I default to...

Amaro
X-Pro II





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