Monthly Archives: February 2018

Being sick is dramatic

Hello friends!

I thought I would share what is going on in my life today….I am sick…sick…sick….it’s no fun and I feel like I’m going to die (that’s a little dramatic right?) but seriously my head hurts and I can’t even sleep I’m so miserable…and it’s no fun being sick. I would rather feel better. I would rather be shopping at Target or working….

Can I choose door number two? Is that the door where I’m not sick?? I don’t even mind going to work, that’s surely better than being sick. Just for future reference, I would rather work every day than be sick. (Just putting that out in the universe).

So since I’m so sick that I can’t sleep, I’m here on my couch (although the remotes are too far away to reach) and thought I’d share a fun look I found on IG the other day. It’s a pink/red floral skirt combined with a ruffly pink/black sweater and black/white plaid purse from Target-WhoWhatWear! Isn’t it darling? I couldn’t find the sweater or bag in my local store (earlier this week when I wasn’t on my deathbed-dramatic I know) but found them on Instagram and ordered online. The sweater isn’t here yet but will be next Monday and we are going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day so I could wear the obligatory RED/PINK then and totally be on point (yet there is a large dose of black which is a little rebellious and not so Vday obedient) ha ha so check out your local Target/WhoWhatWear section (I can’t cause I don’t have the energy to dress, take a shower, reach for the remotes, eat, or leave the house) but if you’re like me, you could always shop online!

Hopefully soon I won’t feel like this and be back to my normal happy shopping fashion color fun trendy self!

So please send prayers my way that soon I will not be sick and back to being happy??

Hump Day Blues

Hello Friends!

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday, although I have to actually make it through the whole day before I really can say thank goodness LOL!

Last night I went out with a couple of good friends (H & A) team and we went to “Pitch Perfect 3” which actually was funny and fun to see, although the movie started at 8 pm, so our fun ended around 11:30pm which meant I washed my face and finally got in bed at midnight….that’s a little late for me! I also drank a whole water bottle during the movie so woke up at 3am for a nature call and then got up at 6am because I had a doctor appointment at 830 in Salt Lake…..so I’m a wittle ty ty….trying to drag myself through the day until I can go home and close my eyes for a few hours… (that’s what I tell myself, it might not actually be a thing)!

But I did get myself ready without forgetting some important things! Actually I forgot to put on toner and forgot my deep burgundy lipstick, but normally when I’m super tired I forget bigger stuff; for example one time I forgot my contacts…all ofย a sudden I realized I coudn’t see (when I’m driving) and then I realized what I did! Ha ha or I one time I forgot to put my eyebrowsย and mascara and then I’m really in trouble! ( I really do know these are first world problems) LOL This is just my life ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I had already planned what to wear today, so I didn’t have to think TOO much when I got dressed (that’s a good thing, cause who knew what might have happened!) I wore one of my favorite military style jackets (JCPenney, Libby Edelman) with a floral (JCPenney knit shirt) my pixie burgundy pants (Old Navy) and studded boots by (Shoedazzle) so it looks like I’m put together but no one would know I’m actually not all there…unless you have an extended conversation with me.

So considering I’m running on half normal cylinders than usual, I think I’m functioning pretty well. At the end of the day, I’ll take stock again and see if that’s actually true!

Valentine Bandwagon

Hello friends!

Did you ever feel like there is a Valentines bandwagon in February?? Like we all have to wear Red or Pink and be deeply in love and have all these romantic plans for the BIG DAY that just blows everyone else away? Valentines Day is automatically highlighted in my calendar, just so I WON’T forget LOL

I normally wear lots of pink and red, it’s kind of my color and lots of fun to wear, but I gotta be honest. February 14th is a Wednesday and I’m just not up to staying up late on a weekday…we also just got back from vaca and need to tighten the belt, so we probably aren’t have a big shindig either! Does that make me a party pooper? I think not, and I don’t think I’m the only person that feels this way.

Sooooo…don’t expect me to post all gushy just because it’s February 14th! I told hubs I love him before I left for work today, we had a really fun weekend together and yesterday some of our children came over to watch the game, so I’m a happy camper no matter what happens on V-day.

Here is what I do like! I’m wearing my favorite white distressed jeans (JCPenney)ย with a fun tie sleeve pink sweater (Express), and combined this with a new thigh high pair of pink suede boots (AMIclubwear)…to make sure it’s super fun, I added my new bag that I snagged at the Dallas airport (Desigual), so it sort of looks like I’m on the Valentine Bandwagon, but really I just love PINK! I gotta be me!

Sexy Dust Pink Pointy Toe Thigh High Boots

Have a great week my friends!

Comedy, Relaxation, Fashion, and Baking! What else does a woman need??

Hello friends!

How is your weekend? My Friday/Saturday has been amazing!

Last night our son Connor treated us to a night out at a comedy club, Comedy Sportz which was super fun! We were right at the front, they are hilarious!

Then this morning I got to wake without an alarm which is something I really Love! (Last night I tried out my new nourishing face and eye mask, so I heated a wash rag this morning and sort of soaked Olathe residue off) then went through my new skin care routine that I discovered on the cruise ship- I think it is improving my rosacea.

I then cleaned/super scrubbed every inch of my bathroom! Even dusted/oiled my hand turned wood candlesticks in my tub surround. Now they glow even without the candles lit. I feel so accomplished! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Then I put on my fancy glitter eyeshadow because I didn’t want to wash my hair today ( that means I can wash tomorrow and not wash on Monday when I have to commute to Salt Lake-early morning). So I pile my hair on top of my head-hence the sparkle eye shadow to distract from my hair!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

It’s so sunny today and I’ve got spring fever so I wear a simple tee shirt with my embroidered jeans from Express!

Then we went grocery shopping and really how much fun can that be?? But the fun started when I got back home! I tried a recipe my hubs saw on Good Eats- Alton Brown- Chocolate layer cake with ganache filling and a special buttercream frosting. The ganache turned out perfect (it kind of squished out between the layers, but I think that’s ok! I’ve never made this type of frosting before- ya beat four eggs til fluffy- while you bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil in a pan- then drizzle syrup into eggs while beating furiously being careful not to get the syrup on the side of bowl or on beater and then you add half a pound of butter (little at a time) and it’s supposed to turn out fluffy and creamy!

At first I was freaking out cause it sort of looked like curdled milk (Alton’s warning-“it should not look like this”!) nooooooo ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but after 10 more minutes of furious beating it became really fluffy and Carmel color- and now it’s like cotton candy “It’s so Fluffy”! Success! So I load the cake with this frosting that I hope is good (remember I’m GF and can’t even eat this lovely confection) and put it in the fridge for tomorrow!

We end the evening by sitting and watching “Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark” my favorite Indiana movie. Since we hiked through the jungles of Belize, I feel more of a connection to Indy! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Roaming in Roatan

Hello friends!

Thanks so much for reading about my vacation adventures! My next stop is Roatan, Mahogany Bay, Honduras!

The ship was able to dock at the pier here in Roatan! I got to see it happen as I was working out as we were rolling into the port. It’s so pretty, I took some pictures before I ran to our room to shower!

We met our tour guide (booked through Carnival) outside the terminal/pier and got on a van with quite a few other people and headed out to tour the Island -Best of Roatan!

Our first stop is an Iguana Farm- the story goes that a young farmer was eating a mango and threw the skin on the ground and looked over and a an iguana was having a meal of the skin-he protected the iguana and word spread (iguana word- don’t know how that works) and now there are hundreds? of iguanas on this farm. They’re pretty big and apparently taste like chicken (tasty Kentucky fried) according to our guide. I did not hold one however, (bugs, snakes, lizards, sharks, and bears are my fears!)

We then stopped at Stone Castle Cameo Factory- some talented crafts men/women carve beautiful designs into shells – some are big conch shells and some smaller to fit in your hand. They were all beautiful and I bought a necklace (it was a little speedy for me but I thought it would help the economy there a little bit (Roatan’s people are very poor).

We then stopped at a Rum Bar (not my thing- I don’t drink alcohol) along with a lighthouse. We climbed to the top of the lighthouse where we took some amazing pictures of (almost) the whole island from our vantage point. It’s beautiful and I will share a couple pics!

Then we went to the other side of the island to a local shopping area -Half Moon Bay and visited Roatan Chocolate Factory and The Rusty Fish!

Roatan Chocolate Factory picks local grown cacao and produces amazing dark chocolate treats, GF, vegan, cacao nibs, and cocoa butter! You know that amazing smelling cocoa butter from a popular lotion store that a few minutes later smells like petroleum?? Well this cocoa butter doesn’t do that, it’s chunks of the real deal-amazingly soft and fragrant forever (wow-I died and went to moisturizer heaven) so we bought chocolate and cocoa butter-yum!

The Rusty Fish is a local operation that recycles (trash for lack of a better word) and creates unique collectibles, Knick knacks and jewelry! Hubs got a Paga Mask made out of a discarded copper and table leg. It’s really colorful and interesting along with representing some cultural influences. We got a couple fun pictures here at The Rusty Fish.

We then discovered a cool club on the beach where we saw a local dance performance and ate lunch watching the waves. It was a beautiful day on Roatan- some rain but a gorgeous place to visit.