Friday, March 27, 2009
Here are my cards... I dont' know who exactly I'll be giving them to, but in the event somebody gives our whole family a present they get to have one lol!
This is one I made for my sister Sarah before she dyed her hair brown this fall
This is one that I think my mom made for herself or maybe I made it for her...
Cool, right? I think it's the best website! I highly recommend it!
If for some reason you are feeling inspired to order right now, they have 30% off if you use the promo code: spring09
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So I went ahead and got 5 stars (5 points) this past summer on my back. Stars are pretty cool. We went to this really nice tattoo place that is supposed to be one of the best in the area, if not THE best, and paid top dollar for the ink. The guy told me for the after-care to only use plain lotion.
Ok so here it is freshly done (yes that is ink and blood... sorry!)
But it looks good, right? Here it is a few hrs later. Everything still intact (it's really on my right side, I was just taking the picture in the mirror).
So as it was healing I was doing what I was supposed to and putting my plain lotion on all the time. But it itched SOO badly and got so scaly and gross. I don't think it was infected but it for sure scabbed up (sorry, no pictures of that... eew!). Then one day I happen to see that parts of one of the stars was GONE! It was seriously the weirdest thing. Did my body reject the ink? Did he forget to fill in the line? what happened? Also, do you see the difference in color from the photo above to this one? It's not like I go tanning or do anything that would make the color fade so much in only 7 months.
So I called the place where I got the tattoo and tried three times to get an appointment to have it retouched/recolored. The artist is apparently too busy, didn't get the messages, I don't know what happened but he never called me back. I then called another tattoo shop, told him my story and he said that putting plain lotion only on a tat. is not good, you need something thicker like Neosporin or A&D so it most likely scabbed up then the black ink and most of the color 'fell off.' EEw Eeew eww! He told me I really should call the place where I got it so they could touch it up for free for me, but he would take a look at it if I'd like.
I called the place one last time, explained the exact situation and long story short. They refused to make me an appointment, gave me a vague time to come in, and didn't say if it would be fixed or not, just that if they could get ahold of the artist he'd take a look. I really have a very simple tattoo that we are dealing with. Come on, it's just some stars! Anyhow I was like bump this (do people even say that!?) and went in to see the nice guy who explained why my tat looks the way it does now. He was going to fix the black outline on the spot, but when I said I needed it recolored he had me make a real appointment.
SOOooOoOOooo now that I have a real appointment for my touch up and I'm paying him anyway, I started wondering if I should go ahead and get another tattoo!?!? I know I want Hello Kitty, but I just can't think of where I'd want her. So I don't want to rush into that. But I'd love to have more stars. And honestly, I'd love to have a tattoo that I can actually see. I had this awesome idea to get stars on the side of my knee, like on the outside. Ok, it sounds crazy but I was at kitchen 64 one time and this waitress had it and it was the coolest thing ever!
Monday, March 9, 2009
As you may know, I ordered Bumpits (like on the infomercial that comes on pretty much every station) from eBay and they came in the mail last Friday. I have talked about them non-stop, so I went ahead and posted some pictures. As with anything, I of course have a disclaimer:
According to the Bumpit people, to use them correctly, you are supposed to tease your hair and then use hairspray first to achieve the huge bump-look as seen in the infomercial. I honestly don't want to ruin my hair by teasing (thus, the reason for the bumpit) and also I was trying several looks so I didn't use any hair spray. As a result, looks below are much less dramatic than what is possible. One last disclaimer was that I was also giving Gav a bath in the tub right behind where I was doing my photo shoot below (a mom's gotta multi-task when possible!). So no, there are no embarrassing baby in the bathtub pictures, but I really was trying to make sure he was safe so I spent literally only 30 sec. or so creating each look.
This first shot is of me with regular hair. I had been out in the yard all day and taken it out of a ponytail and this is it. I only have this included so that you can see what I look like 'before.'
I don't know why I was making that expression. I look just like Psycho T. (Tyler Hansboro)
This is what the actual Bumpits look like:
Your hair is supposed to be able to do something resembling these looks(picture taken directly off of the Bumpit website):
...And then there is me. Here I am with the 'Big Hollywood Hair' 1 1/4" Bumpit:
Next is me with the 3/4" 'Regular' Bumpit and a headband (it's a 1/2 inch difference, but in the pictures it looks basically the same):
The whole reason I got the Bumpits in the first place was to make that cute 'bangs bump' like celebrities all have. This is using the small, 1/2" 'Mini' Bumpit:
I got really fancy and did a 'double bump' (I made that name up). I did the mini bangs bump AND an extra bump in the back:
This morning I tried my first attempt at wearing the Bumpits to work. I started out doing the 'double bump,' but it wasn't really working. I think the center bump did okay (that is the picture at the very top of this page). I took a quick side-view so you can see the same look as above, but a little lower back bump:
In summary, I think Bumpits are a good investment ($19.99 + shipping). They are for you if you have thin, un-exciting hair like me. They offer a quick and easy alternative for a more fun look. I don't know yet if you can use them with curly or wavy hair, but I am going to try (I flat ironed my hair in the pictures above). I can't say if I will use these everyday, but I am going to try to get better at using them. Once I have mastered the ponytail and a few of the other looks I'll post an update!
Friday, March 6, 2009
The box looked nice. I really thought I was going to get something fancy and delicious. On the inside of the box, as you can see in the photo, it contained squares with powdered sugar piled on. I cannot think of one thing with powdered sugar on it that is not good... donuts, cookies, cakes, etc. So I pick up one of these tiny squares
and upon looking at it a little closer, it seemed kind of weird. I was hoping it was carmel dusted in powdered sugar, creating a 'bulls eye' candy sort of treat. So I bite into it and honestly... I really have no words to describe the flavor/texture/consistency. It was truly unlike anything I have ever consumed. It was so odd that I went back to my desk and immediately did a wiki-search to see what the heck was in my mouth. Here is what I found:
Turkish Delight, lokum, or loukoum is a confection made from starch and sugar. It is often flavored with rosewater and lemon, the former giving it a characteristic pale pink color. It has a soft, jelly-like and sometimes sticky consistency, and is often packaged and eaten in small cubes that are dusted with icing sugar or copra to prevent sticking. Some types contain small nut pieces, usually pistachio, hazelnut or walnuts. Other common types include flavors such as cinnamon or mint. In the production process soapwort may be used as an additive, serving as an emulsifier.
And yes, this one had some kind of nuts in it. All I can really say after eating it was that it was gross. I feel like I had been tricked; a very mean trick by someone who truly wished ill things to happen to me. I mean, really... who would call that a candy? I wanted to spit it out but I made myself eat it. It was by far the grossest 'candy' ever invented. The people in Turkey (I am assuming that is where it's from by the name?) must really have depressing lives if they call this a 'Delight.' I higly advise people to stay away from this 'trick candy' because it is not good. I now fully understand why it was on the giveaway table. I don't know if you can buy this at the grocery store or if somebody brought it all the way back from Turkey. Regardless, it is disghusting. Lesson learned... not all candy is good and sometimes the 'giveaway table' is full of tricks, not treats.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The good news is all the Girls are moving on to bigger and better things. I am so proud of them!
Kendra is getting her own show that starts in June on E! It's all about her moving into her new house, learning how to live on her own (she moved straight out of her mom's house when she was 18 into the Playboy Mansion. Tough life, right?). No offense Bridget, but Kendra's show looks really really funny!!
And... I just found out today that Holly has been chosen to be on Dancing with the Stars this season. What a perfect show for her!! I know she will do an awesome job and hopefully meet a new guy along the way. She deserves to be happy.
So all's well that ends well for the Girls. I hope Hef is doing okay. It was so sad hearing him tell Mary, his Secretary, how sad he was to let Holly move out and do her own thing. Holly truly was perfect for him as he was for her. It was just the wrong time because he was unfortunately too old to have kids with her, get married, and all that. They were just about 50 yrs off. It reminds me of that Ben Folds Five song that makes me cry every time I hear it. So don't even bother playing the video below unless you are ready to sob uncontrollably. I am not kidding. My friend from my old job got married and gave personalized cd's as wedding favors. I remember I was driving to Charlotte and put in her cd to listen to. I didn't recognise this song, but just let it play on through. I had never heard it before but I was literally driving down I-85 sobbing. Ok I can't talk about it anymore. You think I'm joking. Play it all the way through and grab the Kleenex...
She said, "oh you are so cute in them lets take pictures!" So I actually have a photo of the first time I tried on (faux)Uggs. We went to Carolina Place Mall that afternoon (me, still in Sarah's Uggs) and I remember the boots made my feet sooo hot. We ended up trading shoes because I was so toasty-hot wearing them. Ok that sounds gross. I mean it wasn't that hot, but it was hot.
Sarah got her fUggs (I am calling them that to shorten the name and you can decide if they are real or not) and went to college in the fall. It was around that time that I noticed that everybody, I mean EVERYBODY was wearingUggs. No matter where you go, what time of year it was, people were sporting them like crazy; shorts, skirts, jeans, dress pants, the whole nine. (Notice how Sarah is still rocking the ones I had on above! Love this picture!)
Fast forward to Christmas '08. Even though I had been trying to deny Uggs out of my life, I secretly remembered how comfortable they were and I wanted some! I never know what I want for x-mas so fUggs seemed like a good gift!
Still not ready to commit myself (or anyone else purchasing them for me) to $100+ furry boots (I'm sorry, it just seems like a lot!) I had Sarah and the fam. get me some Target brand low-top fUggs. I was at that time still not totally comfortable with the boots, so I had them get me the mid-length. I wore them on the weekends and on casual Friday, but it was not until this week with all the snow that I broke out those bad-boys full time! I am wearing them right now! Still! I have had these on non-stop for going on a week. I love these boots! It's like slippers that you can wear outside and to the store and even to work and nobody calls you out or says you look bad. People think you look awesome! For being comfortable! Yay!
I feel like I'm almost ready to make the real commitment (and by that I mean the last year's out of style Marshall's selection) and get real Uggs. Am I crazy? Is the end of Uggs coming soon and they will be 100% out of style next fall? You just never can predict these things.
I guess the saddest part is that my fUggs are identical to the ones above however they don't have the "Ugg" label and are about 1/2 that tall. Am I really that materialistic that I HAVE to have the label? Maybe they sell faux labels all "Coco-Canal-Street" style. Somebody check that out and get back to me.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I see things all the time that I want to share with everyone I know. I understand that not everybody is into the same things that I am, but sometimes when you see things that make other people happy it makes you a little happier. So lets get down to it! In otherwords, get ready for a bunch of stuff I like!
Last week I had an icky stomach bug (something I didn't like). When I finally thought I was better, we went to BDubs for dinner and I felt extra bad all of a sudden. I looked up at the tv monitor and saw the most fascinating thing.... Bumpit!
I had to order it! So I found it on eBay and it is coming to my home in a week! I know it's a Sarah Palin look, but hopefully I'll be able to pull it off in a more A-list styled way.
This is nothing new, but I absolutely adore Hello Kitty. I can't put in words how much I adore her. It's one of those things you either understand or you don't. So if you don't personally love Hello Kitty, it's okay! I found a video of a MAC Hello Kitty launch. I should have been invited! Two things I love in one:
Also on the Hello Kitty subject, I saw these pictures online. I showed Jason and told him I needed to have these delivered immediately. He was like ok whatever and went back to reading Watchmen.
I had a dream a couple nights ago that I had a Hello Kitty tattoo on my left heel. I remember being worried I would use my ped egg (another fabulous infomercial invention I couldn't live without) and scrape it off. Eeew TMI I know. I am so torn about getting HK inked on me. I would love to have her on me forever, but am worried that the tattoo artist would mess her up or I'd end up in a nursing home and the caregivers would talk trash about me. I know it's irrational, but you need to think this stuff through before having HK put on you for life. If I didn't already have a 'tramp stamp' I would totally have this on me. The weird thing is my lower back tattoo already has these same flowers/vine thing going on.
Ok it's getting late and I am to the point of rambling on my girl HK. But one more thing I must discuss is that QVC has HK Diamoninique. Did you know this? Nothing is all that 'fabulous.' It's not exactly Kimora Lee Simon's line. But for the price, I think it's okay. I was going to post a picture, but there actually isn't anything worth posting from QVC.
Anyhow if I did get a HK tat, this is probably what I'd get... I know you are curious. And I'm not sure where I would get it because all my other tattoos are on my back and I can't see them...