Monday, November 29, 2010

I Just Feel Like Dancin'

Have you ever heard the song "I Just Feel Like Dancin'" by the Scissor Sisters? Well, I just feel like dancin'! So I put together this playlist of dance/club music. I hope you like the playlist! Right now I'm jamming to "I Like It" by Enrique. This song is stuck in my head!

I hope you are having fun during this time of the year! It can be stressful around this time, but just remember to stop and smell the roses or, in some cases, coffee! ツ

✳ Happy holidays! ✳

    Stephanie :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What Are We Letting the Children WEAR???

I was in Wal-Mart and I found this shirt that really cracked me up! On a side note, I don't know why some people don't like Wal-Mart so much. To me it's like a giant mall that's open 24/7! It's great! If you are bored or have nothing better to do at like 2am, you can go to Wal-Mart and browse random stuff. In college, if I was up late, I would go to Wal-Mart and browse the snacks and shampoo. (Don't worry! I didn't combine the two. No shampoo on crackers for me! haha) Anwayz, back to the shirt! So I found this hilarious shirt at Wal-Mart. I was almost tempted to buy it. Almost. Underneath the innocent children movie's facade lies a disturbing underlying message. "I heart Woody"???

The innocence, the irony, the interpreted message, the shame! haha
 The shirt reads "I heart Woody" with Woody coming out of the heart. I am forever disturbed by this shirt and it's mixed messages. What further confuses me is his expressionless dangly hands. Maybe he's about to say something but he's really just smiling! But why is he smiling? *dun DUN dunnn* <-- scary music
Do you think children should be wearing this kind of shirt? The horror! lol
I think it would be really funny to see on an adult, but I also think it would be really wrong to be worn by an adult. However, it doesn't really seem like a children's shirt either. This shirt is so unique that it has fallen into the no-man's zone of shirt wearing. No one can wear it! Or they shall live in shame and confusion as to the real meaning of the shirt.

Must have 4!!!
In other news, I got a new set of porcelain dishes on clearance. The set serves 4. They don't match my glass set of dishes, but my boyfriend and I were getting tired of running out of plates. Four glass plates just doesn't cut it, when we are both lazy, anti-dish-washing people... So why not buy more? haha Anyway, I got kinda urked when I realized that one of the dinner plates had broken in the trip from the store to the house. I seriously contemplated driving back to the store and purchasing a box of plates just to replace the one, because I was feeling that OCD. I was like, "Must have 4. Must serve 4. AHHHHHH!!!!" After a few hours of stressing over having a complete set, I calmed down and realized I didn't need more plates. It didn't really make sense to buy 10 more, when I really only needed one more. I see the game they're playing! Haha, just kidding.

Lost in a Winter Wonderland!
I moved to Boise about six months ago. I have never lived in a place that snows this much. I prefer sunny warm weather. This is a picture of my backyard covered in snow.

I love the way snow looks. I just don't like freezing my ass off in it.
We shall see if I survive the winter! S:o <-- shocked face with my hairdo (lol) Thankfully, the snow covers the unsightly weeds in the backyard.

Holiday fun!
I hope you are having fun this holiday! I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving, mostly because I love food! My favorite dish is the sweet potato - all mashed with butter and brown sugar. Yum! Thanksgiving just isn't right without the sweet potato! My least favorite dish used to be the stuffing. I hated it! I wouldn't eat it, but now I actually like stuffing. What has happened? I don't even know myself any more! haha I like stuffing now. :) My boyfriend and I were in the mall, and we tried the samples at Williams-Sonoma. Omg, their stuffing is AMAZING! :D You really have to try it. Seriously. It's that good! :)

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pink Barbie Lips!

Tonight I successfully made Pink Barbie Lips! I combined three different lipsticks to create a pearly, pink plastic look. First I used a light pink matte lipstick. I used Wet n Wild 903C, which is cheap but you can use a different brand. Then I used a generous coat of bright pink lip gloss. For this I used Revlon Pink Pop Lipgloss. I put like two coats of it on top of the matte pink. Then I used a shimmery lip gloss as the final touch! I applied Rimmel Pink Taffy Royal Gloss on top just to add some shimmer, so it would not look flat. The result turned out quite well!

Oh, the love of make-up! It's like candy for your face!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Intermittent Exercise

     I was feeling particularly random in my last post. Perhaps this is because I'm an artist and the creative side of my brain was firing and making connections between seemingly unconnected things. :D Anyway, no matter. My car should be fixed. I'm picking it up today. Apparently the clutch master cylinder was broken and leaked the clutch fluid, which explains why the clutch pedal felt like a toy pedal. So the clutch master cylinder and fluid have been replaced, yay! :) I will be so happy to get my car back. Hopefully the squeaky belt will also be taken care of! Haha! My car needed serious maintenance. It went from me praying (I know right? me - an atheist - praying?) that it wouldn't break down between my crazy schedule of going between classes and work, to now, it mostly sits in the garage, not being driven. I love my manual car. It's so much fun to drive.
     I am trying to avoid the Halloween candy, unsuccessfully. All the mini kitkat's are gone (thanks to me! :D), and now there are a few mini snicker's left. There aren't too many left, since I ate most of them yesterday, haha! Exercising should help me reach my weight goal, if this is how I'm going to continue devouring all candy in sight! But exercising conflicts with using all my available time to prepare for the boutique this weekend. I know, I know, I should make time to exercise. It's just that I am very distracted at the moment. After the boutique, I shall surely start exercising. :)
     I bought an app for my phone a while ago, where I can track my habits and completion of my goals. According to my habits history, I tend to workout for two weeks, which is followed by a week of complete laziness. The guilt and shame of being completely lazy for a whole week and slacking off on my exercise schedule (which by the way is a completely do-able 4 times a week of 30 minutes or more of exercise) then throttles me back into exercising for two weeks, where I am determined to break my lazy habit of slacking off.
     My last blog, which told of the hardships of having boobs, may have disturbed some. Trust me, this is not the most disturbing thing I have ever said. :D In fact, there's more to come! Happy reading!
- Stephanie
PS. I'm still working on the new scarf! Pictures will be posted as soon as I'm done with it.
PSS. I watched the most amazing movie yesterday! It's called The Other Side of Sunday and it totally tickled my brain. It is now one of my favorite movies, and I'm so adding it to my Movie Picks page. :) I'm not going to spill the beans on this one; you'll have to watch it to know what I mean about the brain tickling.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween Candy Eating Binge

     I'm eating tons of leftover Halloween candy. There doesn't seem to be many children in my neighborhood, which is superprising since the area appears to be master planned. Maybe there's a swankier, candy-filled neighborhood where all the people usually go? Eating all this candy is counter-productive, since I'm trying to lose weight... I was 125 lb when I moved here to Boise from Las Vegas; I like to think it was weight from going to college and working part-time. I didn't have time to exercise or eat right. Lately, my weight has been pretty crazy. It floats up and down between 123 and 120 lb. My goal is to get down to 115 lb. I was 110 lb about six years ago, and I was 98 lb in high school. I think my goal of 115 lb is more realistic than 110 lb, that way I won't give up on my goal because it will be too difficult.
     Honestly, part of the reason that I am trying to lose weight, apart from looking and feeling better, is to go down a cup size. This may seem like TMI (too much information) - if so, might want to stop reading, haha! - but I felt more comfortable as a C cup. This D cup size bothers me; it's too much boobage. It's taken me years to get used to my boobs. (I still don't think I'm used to them.) My paranoid mind worries about, "What if I get pregnant and my boobs become E's?!" I am already uncomfortable with D's; what if they get bigger?? So this prompted me to lose weight. Plus, I have time to be healthier.
     I don't know about you, but having boobs is weird! When I exercise, they move and it's kind of distracting, even to me! Haha! I kinda wish I didn't have boobs. I mean, yeah, they look great and add to my femininity, but most of the time they are just annoying. You have to get the right size bra, and sometimes the wire in the bra rubs or pokes you, causing discomfort. I made the mistake of buying a cheap bra, and now I have a scar from where it rubbed my skin. And it's not like you can go without a bra! I mean, what if people see your nipples?? Nobody needs to know what room temperature it is! I'm not a weather girl. That's for sure.
     Anyway, I'm sitting here on my couch, eating Halloween candy and watching one of my favorite TV shows (Criminal Minds :), and working on a new scarf. Pictures of the new scarf to appear soon! No worries. :)
     In other random news, my car is in the shop. My poor Honda has been difficult to get into gear this past week and a half. Something is definitely wrong with it, because it wouldn't shift into reverse this morning. The gear didn't catch and made a grinding sound. :( I luv my Honda... I hope it gets fixed soon.
     Have you checked out Twinkie Chan's new crochet book? I think it's pretty cool. There's nothing else on the book market like it. Most crochet books are for old ladies, with nothing hip and cool! Her book is very stylized and cute. :) (I love the cute tattoo down her arm!) The book looks great! I had to buy one and support a fellow handmade artisan. :)
     For my Lightning Cat shop, I have been pondering the idea of donating a portion of profits to a charity. The charity I had in mind was Olive Crest. I have donated to this charity before, and I trust them to be reputable in their mission to help abused children.