Monday, January 27, 2014

Before it was cool

Speaking of ombre (see [this post]), my mom totally rocked it in here day...



But hers was natural - since she was a swimmer and also outdoors a lot, her hair would get bleached in the summer and then the bleached ends would grow out.

So pretty!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The flow of B.O.

Our community has a gym but it's actually one of the houses in the community that's been turned into a gym.  And when I say, 'turned into a gym', don't go imagining that they're renovated it or anything... They just took out the furniture and stuck in some equipment. For cardio there are two treadmills and one elliptical machine in what clearly used to be a bedroom. Though it's weird, at least its normally empty so I have the place to myself.

This morning I arrived and started using the one elliptical machine. Let's say this is me... haha


10 minutes later, another fellow arrived and took the treadmill that was directly to the side of me.  Let's say this was him...

I turned on the big fan that I had already pre-aimed at myself in order to both cool down and send the smell of my sweat elsewhere. Like so...

10 minutes later, another fellow arrived and took the treadmill that was facing me (so we're now essentially running at each other) like so...


That's already awkward but now remember that I had aimed the fan at myself so this is the flow of B.O.

I decided I had worked out enough for the day.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Confessions of a 36 hour blonde

So... I've been really wanting to try this whole ombre thing (because I like to jump on the fad bandwagon as it's on the way out).  I decided to wait until after Christmas so I didn't frighten my extended family (or Boyfriend-Fellow's family) and perfect for me, I got sick and was bedridden for a week after we got home. Woooo! Perfect time for experimenting with a new look as there's no one to see. Except Boyfriend-Fellow. Lucky him, he got to witness far more than the 'before' and 'after' - he got to see the horrendous 'in between'. Not just the in between where I look like I'm afraid of aliens reading my thoughts (i.e. tin foil in hair), but the in between as in, "Oh darn, I bleached half of my hair and then ran out of bleach. Guess I have to wait until tomorrow." Haha. Guess what Boyfriend-Fellow said? "Don't we have more bleach under the sink?" He wasn't joking, he's just a BOY.

Anyways, I finally got it done (it was a bit more dramatic than most ombres) and this is the finished result, all done up.


I was happy with it! Until the next day. When I woke up and saw it 'un-made' it dawned on me that this was going to be a high-maintenance hairstyle. Because when I didn't have time to do it up in curls, it looked... There's no other way to say it - trashy.
(Granted, I am sick in these photos so I did take that into consideration)

Also, I noticed that with blonde hair, my skin looked pinker (no thanks) and since my eyes are light, the blonde kinda makes them look normal (which isn't a good thing - I like how my eyes are light and that's contrasted with dark hair). Finally, I had a flashback of when I was growing up as a towhead, I kept asking my mom when my hair would turn brown like hers. I couldn't wait. So I decided I'm a better brunette and dyed it all back


WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU'RE THINKING OF GOING OMBRE: 
Dying hair 'back' after ombre is a tricky thing. If you just slop on whatever color you want, it'll soak into the more damaged parts (the ends) more than your roots and you'll end up with a reverse ombre! I had to use two different shades on the top and bottom and despite that, I ended up with some highlights coming through. But I actually like them. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My job is weird

The other day, I dressed up like I worked at a winery like so....

And started photographing a wine bottle and glasses like they were for a promotional shots...

So that I had a cover for why I was sitting outside taking pictures so that I was in place to capture a SURPRISE PROPOSAL! (The boyfriend/fiance hired me)

She said yes :)

Later that day, I was having boyfriend spot check my newborn blankets for, um, bodily excretions and when he pointed a particular spot out I said, "Oh, that's just umbilical cord blood." His face reminded me of what a weird job I have.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Last Halloween Post

I bet I'm the only blogger still writing about Halloween but I just had to belatedly share my sibling's amazing costumes!

Brutharr went as Finn from Adventure Time!

Littlest-Little went as Sage from The False Prince...


Here's The False Prince for reference...

Bigger-Little went as ....

A carrot!

(My costume is in this post)

Also, you guys saw my finished pumpkin but not the one I wanted to carve ... I drew this out and then realized it was kinda impossible to cut without being really creative and having more precise cutting tools...

What I actually carved...

Much more simple!

What did you guys dress as?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Random Pictures

I don't often take random pictures since ya know, taking pictures is my full time job. And I kinda miss it so here are the three random photos I took in the last month

Boyfriend-Fellow's Dad's Cat

Boyfriend-Fellow's mom washing dishes

The chandelier in our dining room and our bookshelf


Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween!

Happy Day-After-Halloween! I'm the worst blogger...

On Wednesday night, [Lisa] came over and carved pumpkins with me!

I don't know about you guys but we both love the oopey goopey mess of carving pumpkins...

Yes!



This was her pumpkin...
Pinterest-worthy, right?

And this was mine...
Brutharrr described it as 'derpy'
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Last night, I actually baked the seeds for the first time using [this recipe] and they came out GREAT! 

We had 3 friends that joined us for passing out candy and the seeds were all gone by the end of the night. 

I don't know why but staying home, passing out candy was a built up fantasy in my head. I always used to Trick or Treat and when I grew out of that, I was going to Halloween parties. It feels very adult to get to pass out candy and we turned down other plans to do so. Apparently our neighborhood is notoriously lacking in children trick or treating and it was drizzling last night but we did get three groups of kids and I melted every time! It was everything I dreamed it would be.

I didn't have a costume as of yesterday morning so I just picked up some wings and antennae and when I got home, I realized I had the perfect skirt!


And a throwback to a costume of yesteryear...
Looks like I've been doing the same eye makeup forever!
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How was your Halloween? What did you go as? Did you get a lot of Trick or Treaters?