Baby Makeover Daydreams?

11 Jun

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This is going to be weird, just a warning. Since it’s makeup related, I figured it would be appropriate to say it here. Sometimes when I look at my daughter, I can’t help but imagine putting makeup on her. Her eyes/brows are just like mine, so right now I imagine putting makeup on her tiny me-face. Not imagining her as a teenager, or anything appropriate like that. It would be hard not to come up with these silly thoughts, when you spend so much time staring at that little face. 478841 feedings a day opens up a lot of time for gazing at each other, and we do.

Normal talk now, I am SO excited to have a daughter to do makeup on someday! She’s going to always have the best homecoming/prom/school pictures/etc. makeup, that’s for sure. :)


Well, Hello There.

10 Jun


It’s been a long time, and A LOT has changed! For one, I almost never wear makeup. More importantly though, I am a mommy now! My baby girl, Blair Valentina, was born February 15, 2013 at 2:52PM, measuring in at 20 inches and 7lbs 11oz. She is the best thing to ever happen to me, and is the center of my world now. I know this was a makeup blog, but obviously I haven’t been interested in blogging about makeup, so this has sat dormant. I’d like to change that, and would like an outlet for some of my mommy thoughts. and learned wisdom. Just like with makeup and beauty products, I love testing out products for my baby. You would laugh if you saw the ridiculous amount of bottles (22!) and pacifiers I’ve bought, trying to see which Blair would like best. Yes, my daughter eats from bottles. I wasn’t able to breastfeed, which broke my heart, but I’ve moved on. My girl is healthy and thriving!

Being a mom is wild. I never realized just how much time it can take to get out the door sometimes, with a baby. Or, how much thought needs to go into packing for travel! None of that is really wild, is it? It’s just so much more all-consuming than I realized it would be. So much goes into every detail. I love being a mom. :)

Day 7: 30 Day Challenge

10 Aug

Day 7: Favorite movies

These are the movies I can watch over, and over, and over and over, and overrr¬† again. Growing up, I didn’t have cable in my bedroom, so I watched a ton of movies. A lot of times, I’d watch the same movie on a loop for weeks. That sounds like I’m crazy, but I wouldn’t actually sit there and watch. I’d have it on as background noise while I cleaned my room or worked on art projects, or homework. I’ve also spent a lot of my “adult life” without cable, because really, who needs it when you have the internet? So, here is a list of my favorite movies of all time.


Empire Records

That Thing You Do!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Stick It!

It Takes Two

I could probably round out a top 10, but I will stick with six. If I were going to add on to that though, Spice World would absolutely be on there! :)


Day 6: 30 Day Challenge

9 Aug

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

My kitty, Prefontaine! I know I am a horrible pet mommy for having a favorite, but I can’t help it! He is the most wonderful cat I’ve ever met. I will just post a few more pictures, instead of going on and on about how amazing and beautiful I think my cat is. HE IS THOUGH! HE IS SO PRETTY!

Who can be sad when they have something so cute following them around all day?

Day 5: 30 Day Challenge

8 Aug

Day 5: A song to match your mood

I’ve been an Incubus fan for a very long time now, and find so many of their songs fit my many different moods. Pretty much the entire Make Yourself album could be listed for this question. Sadness, anger, struggle, loss, HOPE… it’s all in there, plus more. I’m actually running with the hopeful aspects right now. :)

Day 4: 30 Day Challenge

7 Aug

Day 4: Your parents

This one is hard for me, as it stirs up a lot. Above is a picture of my parent’s from the early 90’s, when life was simple and full of awesome. I’m noticing that massive Whitman’s Sampler (my mom got one every year) and wishing I could go eat all of the good ones, poke holes in half of them to see whether I find it edible or not, and then leaving the rest for my mom. She would even take the ones I bit into, thinking it was a truffle, but turned out to be some gross fruit-filling. Random storytime. It’s been a long time since I saw that picture, and like with all old pictures, I tend to check out what is going on in the background more so than the people in it.

On topic… My dad passed away 16 years ago this month, so thinking of what to write is even harder right now than it would be at any other time of the year. My parents met when my mom was a senior in high school, and they got married the fall after she graduated. She was 19, he was 22. My older brother was born the following spring. Here’s the funniest part to me… My mom grew up one street over from my dad, and then they bought a house one street over from there. They both lived in the same neighborhood their entire lives! Maybe that’s why I constantly have the itch to move?

I got my artistic side from my dad, and my organization skills and extreme love for animals from my mom. My mom was really strict about chores when I was growing up, and I hated it, but thank her for it often now. She also never turned any of the tons of strays I brought home away – kittens, puppies, boys – they all got a place to stay and food in their bellies! I love that my mom always allowed our house to be “the hub” and hope that someday I have children and our house can be similar to that too. A place where everyone feels welcome, safe, and loved.

I know most of that is random, but I’d rather not be sad right now, or make any of you sad either!



Day 3: 30 Day Challenge

6 Aug

Day 3: Your first love


Surprise, surprise! My first love and current love are one and the same, my husband, Andrew.¬† I had other, short-lived boyfriends before Andrew, but was never in love before him. The way we met is pretty silly. Myspace was huge in 2004, and I just so happened to add him while adding other locals. I was 19, he was 20. We talked once in awhile on AIM, but he wasn’t very talkative at all. A few months later, I was given a cat, who ended up being pregnant, and needed to find homes for some of the kittens. His cousin and I went to the same college, so I told him to come to school with him to meet me one day. I had to make sure he wasn’t a creeper before giving him one of my precious, baby kittens! Right? Long story short, this guy I hadn’t taken seriously at all before, was suddenly in front of me, and I was instantly into him. We talked for a little while, made plans to meet up the next day so that he could meet the kittens in person. Once he left, I turned to my friend and said, “I’m going to marry him, and have 10,000 of his babies!” Obviously a joke at the time, but who could have imagined the marriage part would actually come true? We’ve been inseparable since then, and I can’t imagine my life without him in it.