Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hair fail


Victory Roll Flop
My very talented photographer friend, Tara Hayes, is leaving soon 😭 so finally going through with a photoshoot I've been thinking of for quite some time. I've thought for years that I should do a pin up girl shoot to give as a gift to Rob. Well, not too many years ago I was not happy with my body & would not be ok being scantily clad in a pic. It would have just depressed me. But now, I'm good. I like how I look & really want to give this gift to my hubby & want it done by my friend. So, now I'm trying to learn how to do victory rolls. I think I may need to hire someone. But at least I know my makeup will be good & my lips will be great for the entire shoot & won't smear when I change outfits. :) Just waiting on my latest order.

PS- If anyone local knows how to do victory rolls & is willing to work on a good price (maybe a trade - all for the barter system,) please let me know

Monday, January 16, 2017

back at it again

I've come a long way baby!
Revamping the ol' blog. Tons o' stuff has happened since my last post. I mean, for Pete's sake, it's been ye-he-he-eeeears. I've lost about half my size, got totally into Zumba (💗me some Zumba,) changed my lifestyle & NOW have fallen onto the make-up band wagon. DUDES! This stuff is the bomb diggity. 
Sooo, not only do I love Zumba, I also became an instructor. I mean I started out, first class July 2014 at a size 20+, 250 lbs with 2 left feet. Exercise equaled pain. But I had gotten on the pathway for bariatric surgery & when I listened to the Doc, I thought, "no, I need to give this one last shot." I mean, I've been fighting my weight my entire life. Was put on Weight Watchers at 12. Only times I was thin I just didn't eat or did other unhealthy things to keep it off & that's not sustainable. So I downloaded "My Fitness Pal" & looked up classes at the gym & went to my first Zumba class & fell in love. I could go at my own pace & modify when I couldn't do what the instructor was doing. It was the perfect gateway drug to the gym. Fast Forward to present day. I now am at the gym most mornings & b/c I'm already out & about end up running my errands afterwards. My skin isn't what it used to be & I wanted to look nice when in public, but how when I sweat like a darn pig every time I work out? & then I saw a mind boggling video on Facebook. Have you seen it? Where the girl has got these crazy intense lips & rubs them & they doesn't smear? Smears her lips all over a glass & nada? Under water & lipstick is still in place. I was like "What voodoo is this???" 
Lipsense of the day "Fire n Ice"
So I looked it up. It's called Lipsense by Senegence. It's a direct sales company, (you know, like Mary Kay, Tupperware, Lularoe & such.) The lips are amazing. Can have bright lipstick that doesn't transfer & lasts for hours. Through my workout & my shower. Granted I don't get quite the longetivity some do, but as you can tell, I put it through the wringer. I get at least 5 hour before I need a touch up & that's with workouts, food, drink, bubble gum & a shower. & there is no trace of my bright lipstick left on anything. Pretty freaking awesome if you ask me. And they carry other waterproof makeup as well. I am in the process of checking out the foundation. But if you want to hear more about Senegence & maybe want to get some magical lipstick for your very own, please let me know. (Seriously, contact me ;) here's my distributor #250477 - it even has moneyback guarentee. How can you argue with that?)  I promise, this isn't the last you'll hear from me. I'm back baby. xoxo 💕

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I really do suck at this blogging business

No matter my intentions, I have trouble staying on task. But today I decided to list my favorite disaster movies. Gosh I just love a good disaster movie. I think half the fun of watching a disaster flick is getting to yell at the screen for stupid actions/plot lines/etc. If you have any you don't see listed, please share :)

Up first I have "Acts of God" type flicks...

Next are the one's that I'm not sure fit the  "disaster" genre or not. But they still come to my mind when I think of disaster movies.
Now, I know there are more in both categories & I am sure more that I have actually seen, but this is, I think, my mostly complete list. 
When asking Rob, he started adding to my 2nd list movies such as "Lake Placid" & "Anaconda" but they don't fit for me. lol. Poor Rob, I know he must get frustrated with me. Thank God He loves me any way :) 
*all links to imdb

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bloglovin'

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Not sure if I am doing this right, but trying to hook up my blog w/ my blog reader… Bloglovin'. It was there for me when Google Reader went away. Sooooooo just trying to claim my blog. We'll see. If you are looking for a new blog reader, give Bloglovin' a try.
TTFN

Saturday, January 18, 2014

42 Days

42 days doesn't seem like that long & I know it really ISN'T that long, but it is making me cray-zay!
I was in the habit of using my phone to play music at night & the best place to set the phone was on the windowsill right behind my head. (I have a very tall bed.) We-e-e-lll, turns out my bedroom window is not quite waterproof, (leaks into the tracks.) Never really noticed it before, at the time we had been in this house maybe a year. But one night a few months or so ago, we had a really hard rain. Overnight it flooded the window track & overflowed to create a lake on my windowsill that my phone went swimming in all night.
I tried the rice thing & it seemed my phone was fine. For a day. But slowly I am losing things. the first thing to go was my speakers. NOoooooooooOOOOoooooooo!!! No more music. The thing is, it is not all the time. I can talk on the phone. I can use speakerphone. The alarm works. The ringer works. But I can't make the speaker work for video or music. Only works w/ headphones. Ok, it's annoying, but can live with it. Then the notification sound (i.e. - for messages,) stopped working. Now the power button no longer responds. Thank God I found a solution to THAT problem on line. (Thank you very much grownupgeek.com
I am not sure what will go next & it is getting more & more hinky as time goes on. I am praying it will hold out the 42 days til I can upgrade. & this time I will check my bill to make sure I have the insurance BEFORE something happens.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Guacamole +

Okey dokey. Last year my wonderful hubby bought me a Vitamix. Mostly I use it for smoothies & frozen drinks (frappacinos, icees...) when it is hot, & periodically, soup. But the thing I am most proud of is my guacamole, even if it's not the thing I make the most. pretty much what I did was take basic guacamole & add a BUNCH of spinach to it. But man-o-man what a difference that makes. It really doesn't affect the taste much. At least not that we can tell. adds maybe a bit of a vegetal taste, but as we have spinach daily in our smoothies, really don't notice. Now, I use my Vitamix, which if you've ever seen a demo, you know is a kick-butt mixer, but if you don't have one, perhaps a regular blender would do. or a food processor. I cook very much by ear & add a bit of this a pinch of that & whatever I have on hand, but will attempt to do my best to describe what all goes in, it is up to you & your tastes as to how you stick to it.

Heather's Guacamole +
Avocado
Spinach
Cilantro
Jalapeño
Garlic
Lime
Salt 
Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Cumin
Onion
Tomato

Prep your ingredients. Peel, chop, dice, wash… 
the ingredients
Add all except the tomato & 1/2 - 2/3 of the onion (1/3 - 1/2 goes into the blender.)

the equipment
fill 'er up
pretty ingredients
Now blend the heck out of it. Keep pushing it down.

tamp it down
tamp! tamp! tamp!

Once it is well blended, give it a taste. Does it need more seasoning? More lime? In this batch I had gotten carried away with the lime, so added another avocado & more seasoning to balance it all out. 

what does it need??
more avocado!

Now mix in those beautiful diced onions & chopped tomatoes.

Now to share… 
Unsure…Teenager Approved!…Back for more :)
Skeptical… Tasting… Hubby Approved!!!
(the boys would not participate in the pictures, but they sure did enjoy the eating.) 
Finito! - Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  
Day 6
(forgot about it for a few days.)

At 6 days it still looks good, & tastes ok. I think probably 5 days is most. At 6 there was nothing wrong, still edible, but the lime has gotten a bit to strong by now, but day 3 tastes just as good as day 1. 
So go on, give it a try. Add spinach to your guac, you won't regret it. 
Bon Appétit!!




I'm Ba-ack...

After a LOOOOOONNNNGGGG time away, I am back. Call it a New Year's Resolution if you want. But I have decided I will make a concerted effort to blog again. My goal is at least 1 quality post a month, I can do that. So those few of you who follow me, thanks for sticking around. Love y'all & enjoy what follows...