Thankful Thursday.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
This week I am especially thankful for:
1. My love finding a job after being laid off... It was the answer to my prayers.. and a wonderful Christmas gift for him.

2. Sleeping a couple of hours late because I'm off all week -- seems to give my body some rejuvenation!

3. This little old guy at the oil change/tire place that I've gone to for years... anytime he see's me or my car he gives me a big "hello darlin'!" it absolutely makes my day.

4. Christmas Eve service with my friend (and fabulous hairdresser) Paige... It was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve since my family is scattered all across creation and we don't get to get together for holidays.

5. my hair growing a couple more inches. I will never again cut it off in the middle of a crisis.. never.

6. Holiday sales.

What are you most thankful for this week?

ps. sorry my posts have been sporadic again. I PROMISE to try to get on track for those of you lovelies who keep hanging around... you light my world when I see your comments. :)

Thankful Thursday.

Thursday, December 22, 2011
This week I am especially thankful for:

1. NYC with Summer being less than 3 months away.

2. Bold party blend Chex Mix.

3. Finding out today that my "sister" is scheduled or induction to have my niece on January 6th!

4. An entire week off of work next week to unwind, relax and rejuvenate!

5. Rekindling a friendship with someone who has known me since I was 13... That's 12 years!

6. Slowly realizing what's best for me over what's best for someone else.. Putting myself first for a change.

7. All the nail mail that will be coming to me soon!!!

What are you thankful for this week?

Mini sale/swap. Literally.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
So, theres no "real" blog post today, but I wanted to let you ladies know... Recently I bought 3 of the Milani holographic polishes, and I've learned that holo's just really aren't up my alley, SO. There is no need in keeping them in my stash if I'm never going to use them. I have Hi-Res, Cyberspace and Digital.

Is there anyone reading that might be interested in either buying them or swapping? I'm down for whatever. I'll swap you my 3 for your 1, or sell them fairly cheap. I just want to give them a new home, since I know after swatching them, I'm NEVER going to actually use them.

Leave me a comment if you're interested :)

Pink Wednesday.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

I have decided to do my very first Pink Wednesday,... considering pink is my favorite color, I thought... why not? 

Oh yea, I decided to start writing on my pictures,... It helps me keep track of all the stuff I have waiting to be posted..

The Acne Files... Day Zero.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

There is something about me that not many people are ever privy to... And that is the fact that I have suffered with acne since I was 13. My skin used to be outrageously horrendous. And those of us that suffer from acne that bad, know how much it can affect the self-esteem. It is the worst feeling in the world to wake up in the morning and know that you can't cover all your acne, or all the scarring. I have been fortunate in the fact that I have grown out of a lot of my acne.. but it is still bad, to me. I still look in the mirror sometimes and see that 13 year old that wished every night that her face would clear up so she wouldn't be so embarrassed. I was browsing YouTube a couple of days ago, and I happened upon this video.

I have tried several treatments over the years... pretty much everything short of going on Accutane, which I will NEVER do. Proactive, pills, lotions, etc etc etc. I've tried several combinations of face washes, topical ointments and moisturizers,... all with very minimal results... but I decided to go ahead and try this routine... I needed new face wash anyway. And tea tree oil is something that I've definitely never tried. Going against my better judgement, I have decided to document my progress with this routine here... because well... its my blog. :) I very rarely EVER let anyone see me without some kind of foundation on,... so you guys should feel very privileged. My skin may not look bad to you guys,... but the scars of acne run deeper than just the face. I realize that this documentation may be disgusting to some people, lol... but I'm doing this for those who might be reading that might suffer from the same thing I do.

The basic routine as described by Christin is the blue one twice a day.. the orange one once or twice a week,.. and the tea tree oil as a spot treatment. But in my case, I put it all over my face because I have too many spots. Tea tree oil is extremely drying, so I'm hoping that my face can stand it.

Thankful Thursday.

Thursday, December 8, 2011
This post is coming to you courtesy of my iPhone again... I fell asleep before I could schedule a post last night & I don't want to miss my Thankful Thursday.

This week I am especially thankful for:
1. Being able to crawl back under the covers for a few minutes before getting ready for work.

2. Starting my car in the morning 5 minutes before i leave to get rid of all the frost & my car being warm and toasty before my commute.

3. My urban decay naked 2 palette shipping yesterday! SO excited!!

4. Nail mail.

5. Buying Christmas presents for Wyatt & Laila for the first time.. Yes. I cried a little in the aisle way at Target.

6. Fire engine red hair!

7. Last but not least... All my followers! When I started this blog i did not expect to get many followers.. I am glad you have joined me. :)

What are you thankful for this week?


Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I'm blogging from my phone right now just to tell you... I just ordered my Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay! I am abbbsolutely positively in love with Naked 1... So knowing there was a sequel.. I had to have it! I wound up paying just 45 for it because I had a coupon code + they have free shipping over 35 going on right now! UD is one of my absolute favorite makeup lines.. So excited for Naked 2! Or as my friends make fun of me when I say naked.. Nekkid 2.

Thankful Thursday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This week I am especially thankful for:
1. air-dried hair
2. Fozzie Bear and Snuffleupagus.. and Elmo.
3. Freschetta pizza... nom nom nom.
4. Castleville on FB... I am ADDICTED to that game.
5. lowering my debt to credit ratio... 6 years of HARD WORK is finally paying off
6. making a budget
7. my hair appt with my favorite hair dresser ever, Paige, on Saturday. 
8. My niece being due in less than 2 weeks! *squeal*
9. The year anniversary of my love's knee surgery being on Sunday. I am super duper proud of how far he's come in a year! 

What are you thankful for this week?

ps.i changed my layout... what do you think?