Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I think everyone desires a little bit of simplicity in their everyday world. I know I do. I love a clean house. Everything in its place, looking nice and clean. And yet my house is one constant mess. As I type this I look at my desk and I have a cereal bowl, glass, christmas ornament, hair brush, lotion, cell phone, three different calendars, and dog leash.....I could go on, but I am embarrassing myself.

So I start each day with these great plans to clean the house. Put everything in its spot, and clean, clean, clean. However my day doesn't usually goes as I plan. I usually work, then have a million other things to do. But my plans and ideas are great!

Thinking about being simple. I desire the samething for my appearance. I love looking clean and put together. The clean part I always have undercontrol. The put together part....not so much.

See I don't like to blow dry my hair. However my hair is this giant frizz ball since having kids, and needs attention. A lot of attention. And that requires time. Which I don't have, and even if I did, I don't want to devote!

Makeup is usually nicely done. But I only wear mascara, so I can't act like I'm doing a super job.

Clothes. I live in jeans and t-shirts. On the rare occasion that I go out, I dress up, but I can't seem to find that perfect balance of cute t-shirt and jeans. You know the one I'm talking about, the kind of simple jeans and shirts the models or actresses wear and look totally chic. Yeah, I can't pull that off.

Where am I going with this post? I have no idea. I usually have these feelings after I go to a school function and see all of the cute moms, or I go to someones house and see how totally perfect it looks.

I guess its something to desire....a goal if you shoot for.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I'm a bit picky when it comes to lipstick and mascara. In the lipstick department, I am constantly on the look for the perfect shade, the right feel, the longlasting, non sticky.

In the mascara department I look for a perfect blend of black, that doesn't clump, and makes my lashes long and full.

For the lipstick, the perfect shade was found about three years ago. Almost at this exact time of year. My sister-in-law were shopping for her makeup for her wedding. We were at Macy's, at the Clinique counter. Now let me stop here, and say that I have never purchased anything from a counter at a department store. Unless it was clothes. I have a fear of paying high prices, hating it, and not wanting to return it. But anyways, so we are trying on stuff, and I actually found it. Uptown Nude, in All Day lipcolor. It was a perfect touch of looking like you have something on your lips, but not too obvious. Exactly what I like.

So I bought one. And there in lies the problem. It is widely known in my circle of friends, once I actually like something, it stops being made. And that is exactly what happened. So I held on to this perfect lipcolor for 2 years. Yes that might be too long, but it never got old and yucky, and I didn't use it all the time. I reserved it for those special times I wanted to look amazing.

Well in January of this year, I lost it. I was in Las Vegas, had it in my cute purse, and my purse opened and before I knew what happened my lipcolor, along with my new cell phone, fell out. Talk about ruining a night of dancing in a club. Initially I was very upset about the phone. (Still am, some little bastard had it and even tried to use it!) I never did get it back.

But the phone is replacable. Sure exepensive, but still doable. The lipcolor? Not so much. It wasn't even found on Ebay. I was crushed. But I never gave up hope.

Monday comes around, and I am doing my normal search, and I found it! There is was, on Ebay, for cheaper than the stores! I held my breath, it was a "buy it now" item. So I did, and waited on pins and needles for it to arrive.

It came yesterday. It was perfect. In the box, never used. I'm in love.

Now if I can find the perfect mascara, (and bra for that matter) my great search will be over.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


It is summertime. School is out, and the fun begins. Our summer started with a fun trip to a local carnival. It cost me $50 in tickets, but the kids had a great time. Then a nice fun day of shopping. With three kids. I think they hate me now. Followed by dinner and UFC fights with my dad and family for Father's Day.

Not bad for the first weekend I guess. This weekend is consisting of swim lessons, swim party, and trying to relax. I'm afraid my kids are going to be totally bored. It is hard to find a good balance when you work full time. However there are a lot of local things to do, we just need to carve time out to do them. And I don't think anytime is more important to spend together as a family, than summertime.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Please Pray

I have been following the life of Jacob Ryan Fahmer. And this past weekend he has passed away. He was 138 days old and born with Trisomy 18. Please pray for his family.