Saturday, October 22, 2011

I love make up!

this show cases one of the reasons i love make up so much. it can completely change out you look and feel.

I loved this so much i had to post it here and on my tumblr.

If you are not following my tumblr you can find it here...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mommy Makeup

Before Madison was born I was all about glam. I never left the house with out my heals and a full face of makeup on.

Most of the time being a mom takes a lot out of you. There are so many things that you worry about. From waking up in the middle of the night to fill tiny bellies, changing diapers, doing laundry, changing diapers, vacuuming, dishes, cooking, changing diapers, shopping, playing, baths, more diapers and thats just for the kid(s).

Life as a mother can be chaos to put it simply. Sometimes choosing between that nap and that shower can be the most difficult choice of the day. Most of the time you find your self rushing out the door with the baby cute-to-boot...

But you... well... not so cute.

Its important to find time for your self. You take care of everyone else, you cant forget about Mom. I still like to look my best on most days. I know there are days when that just cant happen but i try my hardest. Here are some tips that i use to find time for myself.

1. Shower at night - Now this is something that I have been doing as a kid. It started with my being the youngest and my mom and sister wanting to use the bathroom in the morning. Then, when I was in highschool, i didnt want to wake up any earlier then I needed to. I found if I took my 20 - 30 minute shower (seems long but I have long hair and it depends on if i needed to shave or not) at night i didnt need to take 20 - 30 minutes to blow dry my hair, so i was able to sleep and extra hour. Same thing applies now. I can shower after Madison has gone to bed so i dont have to worry about her getting into something or starting to cry if i shower during the day.

2. Let the kids feed them selves - Of course this one comes with age. They have to be ready for this one. Madison is only 9 months old so she can have little snacks like bits of cheese, Cheerios, these little puff things, and others bits of food cut up in tiny pieces. I set her up in her high chair and take this time to either do the dishes, or something more for just me like check my Facebook or watch some Youtube.

3. Utilize your partner - This one is simple... They are your PARTNER for a reason. They are there to help you. ask them to watch the baby while you do something for your self. However make sure they are not in the middle of something important. With James in school I have to make sure hes not about to start home work or in the middle of a time sensitive exam. Communication and compromise is key.

4. Utilize the nap time - This is were the decisions can get difficult. Well, since you took my advise above and showered the night before you shouldnt need to do that. So you can either nap, or do like me and put some makeup on. As soon as Madison is down, I can usually count on 45 minutes. So I can take 15 minutes to put on my makeup. Because it takes me about 15 minutes to do my make up a still have about 30 minutes, sometimes more before she wakes up; so I can either clean, read, or do something bad, like take a power nap with my freshly done up makeup. I know, I know, but sometimes you just need some sleep and hey, im being honest here.

Finding time to do things you loved to do before you had your baby keeps you from lossing who your are and keeps you from just being "mom". Your still that wonderful mother that does everything but you will also be that Mom that everyone is thinking "how does she do it and still look so good."


Monday, April 11, 2011

Hair Styles

Madison's hair is getting so long. It like every morning it longer then the morning before. You cant see it in this picture but she has a pony tail in.

You can see in this picture that if her hair is not tied up or clipped back that it gets in her eyes. It doesnt seem to bother her but i bothers me. ;]

I cant wait until she is older and her hair gets longer so i can actually do her hair. Even though i still have a while until that will happen but that doesnt stop me from vistiting the blog She has hair styles for most ages but mainly for pre teen or "tween" girls.

dont forget to check her out.

oh and BTW she is having a contest for Easter just for the Mommas.

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Secrets

Its been a while since the last time i posted. I want to find a good "30 day blog Challenge to get in the grove of blogging more often. If you know of any let me know.

I hope you enjoyed learning a few things you may not have known about me. It would be awesome if you told me a few of your too.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3 Years ago...

Tonight is the anniversary of the worst night of my life. There is not a lot of things that i remember but there are bits and pieces that i will never forget.

The Saturday night started off pretty normal. My best friend Leanna, her boy friend and I were going out like we did every weekend. It was my night to drive but my car started acting funny so we decided to let Leanna drive. This night we wanted to visit our friends in West Seattle. Before we went out we stop at my brothers house and hung out with him and his roommate for a couple hours. We tried to talk them into going out with us but the declined. Still wanting to hang out they told us to come back after.

So we headed out. I remember getting a call from my older sister. It was the first night she has been out since having her son. She was telling me how they are at Cow Girls and having a blast and how she cant wait until I'm 21 so we can go out together. It was getting late fast so we decide to leave so we still had time to go back to my brothers house.

When we would go out we would always stop at McDonalds before going home. This night Leanna asked me if i wanted to stop and I told her my throat was a bit sore so I passed. She said she would spot me but i still said "No." That was the last thing I remember.

On the intersection of 1st ave and 160th in Burien at about 1:30AM on November 10, 2007 I was hit by a drunk driver.

I dont remember the actual crash. Im glad that i dont. I was told that we were hit by a Ford Explorer and as you can see it was on the passenger door right where i was sitting. Leanna told me she looked over at me after we were hit to see my hand in my lap, my head hanging down, blood pouring from my head, and i was unconscious. She said she thought I was dead.

The fire department had to use the jaws of life to get my door open and put me on a stretcher. This is the point that I started to wake up and remember somethings. Its still a bit foggy and i dont think it will every really come back. I remember feeling the cold air and a rain drops falling on my face. I was very confused. I had no clue what was going on. I felt like i was going to fall off the stretcher when they were putting me in the ambulance. Thats when I kind of realized something was wrong.

The EMT's told me i had been in an accident. I think i was already crying before they told me what was going on but it could have been after when i realized i was hurt. They asked what on my body hurt. I franticly told them my face felt like it was burning. I went to touch the right side of my face but a guy took my hand and told me not to touch. I then told them that my back was hurting. When they asked me where but when i tried to show them they told me not to move. I then realized that i was in a lot of pain and i just started bawling. One of the EMT's took my hand and held it the hole way and kept telling me it was going to be ok.

They took me to Harborview. When i got to the hospital they asked me if there was someone that they could call. Of course i gave them my Mom's number. I remember them moving my from the stretcher that i came in on, to another one to bring to to x-ray and Oh my gosh did that hurt. When i back from x-ray they told me that my pelvis was broken. I asked them if i was going to be able to walk and they told me no. I started freaking out. Then they told me my mom was on the phone

She had no idea what was going on because the nurses couldnt tell her because i was over 18. I tried to explain what had happened. She said she would be there right away with my blankie. This is when thing started to get better.

They pulled all the glass out of my face (this is what made my face feel like it was burning). The plastic surgeon came and out 13 stitches in my face.

After being moved for more x-rays, cat scans, and MRI's each time i would scream in pain, they confirmed that my pelvis was broken in 3 places, i had 2 lacerations on my liver, a sprained ankle, and a lot of bruised bones. They put my leg in 15lb of traction which means they basicly hammered a metal rod through my knee and hooked that to a 15lb weight that was hooked to the end of my bed.

It looks painful but once i got that things started to fell much better. I was still i a lot of pain but i could at least try to get some rest.

I remember thinking "thank god there wasnt anyone else with us and that none of my other friends were hurt as bad as i was.

I had a lot of support both in the hospital and out. Every day my room was full of supporters. I remember my Grandma coming to visit me while i was still in the ICU. At the time she was going through chemo for breast cancer and was loosing her hair. She had a wig that she would wear sometimes. She had it on when she came to see me and i remember telling her she looked so good. Everyone started laughing . Jon, my brother, stayed with me every night a would push my Morphine button every 9 minutes so i wouldnt be in pain so i could get some rest. My mom was there every day, even took time off work. She would notice when i would be clicking my pain med button multiple times in a row and would get the nurse to up my dose. My sister washed my hair in a bowl to get the blood off. She bought me bigger underwear so they would fit on my swollen body. There were people that came an saw me in the hospital that i never thought would. i got phone call, cards, flowers, myspace comments and messages from friends, relatives, co worker, and people a barley knew.

3 days after being in the hospital they told me i would need surgery on my pelvis. They put a titanium screw the size of a Sharpy through my pelvis to realign everything.

I think with all the support and prayers that i received i was able to recover quicker. I always kept my spirits high and try to stay positive.

Drinking and driving is no joke. I was one of the lucky ones. Leannas car had side air bags. thats what saved my life. If it wasnt for my car acting funny we would have been in my car, with no side air bags, Leanna would have been in the passenger seat and none of use would have survived. But there are others that arnt so lucky. There are people that cant ever walk again, or they are mentaly disabled, or dead because someone chose to get behind the wheel of a car after they had been drinking.

Save a life. Dont drink and drive.


Friday, September 24, 2010

My Best Friend Says I'm a Hippy

I dont have the best carbon foot print. I drive everyday, i use things with plastic all the time, and i dont recycle on the regular. However i do like the idea of being green. Thats why i like to buy Lush products. Lush is a bath store that carries bubble bath, soaps, bath fizzies, shampoo, lotions, and may other relaxing things. They are a very green company that is big on recycling and reducing waste. They use fresh ingredients, make their products by hand, use little to no packaging, and they dont test on animals. They started in the company in 2002 and are now all over the world. Heres a video on their environmental policy:

I havent found a product that i dont like. I love the bubble bars. I would say they are my favorite. They are a bit pricy but most of the products can be broken up for multiple use. Just store them in a dry area in your home (like in your bedroom not in the bathroom. Beacuse there isnt a lot of things that have packaging it saves a lot of space.

It defiantly is worth every penny and i recommend it to everyone. even people with sensitive skin.

Swept away


it is possible to be washed away in emotion, but the wave wont last forever. it cant - nor is it meant to - but if two people are right for eachother, a truer kind of love can last in its wake. - nicolas sparks