Sunday, February 5, 2012

Monogamy Smomogamy

I just read that only 3-5% of mammals are monogamous. Pretty crazy, right? I was looking for inspiration for a future tattoo when I came across an article that made me question our actions as humans. Are we even meant to be with the same person forever? I know that it is obviously our tradition to do so, but is it natural? Maybe I'm just trying to make excuses and find reasoning for my disbelief in long-term commitments? Relationships just aren't working for me so I'm trying my best to be happy single and alone. Alone. That's a hard word to swallow.

For now I'll just live in my little dream world of traveling the world and being amazing at doing whatever the hell I want to because I have nobody to ask permission anymore. It's kinda nice feeling free but it gets a bit lonely sometimes.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Busy Bee!

School has been quite a whirlwind for me. I'm reliving everything I learned about 6 years ago the first time I was in cosmetology school. It's nice to relearn the proper ways to do things because I've forgotten a lot over the years. I was still cutting hair every once and a while and I definitely wasn't always using the techniques I had learned from school - I just cut and it worked - but it's nice to be refreshed on  "rules" behind how to cut and style hair so you have a successful cut/color/style every time.

Being in class all day and then working 3-4 nights a week until midnight is really testing me. I've never been okay with only getting 7-8 hours of sleep. 10 hours has always been the minimum for that next day to be considered decent for me. Even without my regular amount of sleep I feel GOOD! I've been taking Airborne chewable tablets to avoid getting sick since there are a few sick people still coming to school plus I work at a grocery store. So far, so good.

I've been put in charge of planning my brother and his girlfriend's baby shower. We're having it in March and I already have the invitations made. I'm really excited because I love love love decorating and planning stuff like that. Hopefully it will turn out as cute and successful as I imagine in my head!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Recipe Adventures

I gathered up a few Pinterest recipes last week to try out. I thought that making full recipe sizes would be okay since I could just pack up leftovers and take them to school or work with me. I've never liked leftovers and will usually throw away food or give it away before I let it sit in my fridge - the only exception is pizza, I love some left over pizza! Here are the four recipes that I tried:

This is definitely not a healthy food choice but man, comfort food is the best. I really loved this fresh out of the over but when I took it to school and reheated, the doritos get kind of soggy but it was still yummy! Next time I'll use less cheese because mine was a bit too greasy. Overall I'd give this an A for it's quick and easy prep!
via Jam Hands

These were really yummy and quick to grab and go! Super tasty with ranch. They'd be better reheated by oven but all we have at school is a microwave. The mixture for these would be great to make taquitos with! Overall, I'd give these a B+!
via Sweet Pea's Kitchen

These are definitely delicious! A little more work goes into them than regular cheesecake but, man, it was totally worth it! Tip: let them cool all the way before cutting! Overall, these deserve an A for how yummy they are, but don't forget the caramel!
via The Girl Who Ate Everything

I ate sooooo much of this while living in Okinawa and loved it so I wanted to try making it at home. This recipe made for some awesome corn chowder and allowed me to have extra to freeze! I don't add bacon to me because I don't care for bacon (I know, I know, southern taboo!) much in my soup. This recipe deserves a B+, a hint more of flavor would probably make this an A!
via Smoky Mountain Cafe

So do any of you have any recent recipe adventures you'd like to share with us? I'd love to be linked up to some more new recipes that would be great for leftovers!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday!

Hey guys! You might notice that I've changed my comment system. I switched over because this new application will allow me to respond to you a bit easier! I really love getting comments, so please keep letting me know what you think! In my little world it's still Tuesday, so here is Ten Things Tuesday...enjoy! 

1. I just love this show, it's hilarious and I swear that Kat Dennings (who plays Max) and I are the same person.

2. I really want to try this for Paco, he's starting to get those rough little nose things since it's gotten cold out. 

3. I keep telling myself this about school!

4. This is cute and affordable!
via Etsy

5. This is on clearance on!

6. I haven't bought a dress in a while & really need to start adding to my collection again. If only I had time to wear them.
via Forever21

7. I really really really want this necklace but Forever 21 doesn't sell it anymore. :[

8. Gotta love cute faces on objects. This made me smile. 

9. Seriously gotta give my sweet Madi credit for her amazingly cute "doodles", as she calls them - go get on this girl about selling her stuff, it's awesome! 

10. I'd love to add another Audrey Kawasaki print to my collection. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm Still Here!

Hang tight guys! I have a few upcoming posts for you but my schedule tonight isn't giving me much time for blogging! Check back later this week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pretty Peacock

I don't think I ever posted finished photos of my peacock tattoo. I'm not a huge fan of posting my tattoos on the internet or even sharing them in person but I'm so in love with this one that I can't help it. You probably remember my last post about getting my girl covered up and saw the outline of the peacock. I got him colored in a few weeks ago and here is the finished product. I'm probably going to have Thomas touch up a few of places to cover the girl a little more since it's lightened up a lot after healing. I'm totally in love with all the color and can't wait to work on getting my whole sleeve complete. This was done by Thomas Sigmon at Westside Tattoo Company in Conover, North Carolina.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday, Hair!

In honor of starting my cosmetology classes this week, Ten Things Tuesday is all about hair! All photos were found on Pinterest, links provided under each photo.

1. Love these over the head braids!

2. Short and simple

3. Daring red! One day, I will go this red!

4. Messy bun, my go to on lazy days!

5. Always love pinup hair styles

6. Zooey is so simple and elegant with her brown locks

7. White. I wish I could pull off white hair. Maybe I'll try this?

8. More braids!

9. Cute and fun

10.Gaga started this but it's super cute!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bow Giveaway!


Would you like to win this bow for yourself or as a gift? Use the Rafflecopter below and enter to win! You have up to six chances to win! This bow includes an alligator clip that will stay secure in your hair and it measures roughly 2.5 x 4 inches. 

A winner will be chosen at random
by Rafflecopter on Friday, January 6 2012.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

Sorry for the lack of blogging. I've had a lot going on. Okay, maybe only a lot mentally going on. 2011 was full of changes that took quite a toll on me and I think 2012 is full of even more new things but I think they will have more of a positive impact. I'd do a 2011 recap for you but my memory is awful, I guess I could refer to old blog posts but I'm going to avoid re-living most of it. Instead I'll just show you a couple of cell phone pics...

Paco looking all cute

Finally bought a full length mirror to use instead of standing on my toilet. lol

Gregory and I on New Years. How awesome is his beard?