Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Naked 2

I bought this palette. I played with it and used it for two or three weeks. And I just couldn't do the colors. It wasn't meshing the way I wanted it too.
The free sample of mascara that came with it was just awful. The small part of skin that holds my lashes onto my lids swelled up. That was an interesting sensation. I very much don't recommend buying that product.
Anyways... this was the best picture of my outfit. And you can't really see my shirt... But there it is. It's a ridiculous photo

OH and I returned the Naked 2 and got the 3! The 3 is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mom's Birthday

Technically it was yesterday but we celebrated on Sunday. I called her up and asked if she was okay with 50 balloons! AND she laughed and said it was totally fine.... Apparently she didn't believe me because she was surprised when there was a 50 balloon tied to her chair! (good thing 50 balloons won't fit in the car....)
The she opened her card while Dad got to go through the package we got them for their anniversary (it finally arrived! Took for ever!)
Meanwhile us girls had fun with the camera!
Finally Mom opened her present. I did not get a picture of her wearing her present :(
But I did get a picture of some of the fortunes received from dinner (mine is the "life more interesting" to which I hope not as it's already pretty crazy and Kevin's is the success/failure....)
For Mom's present after months of searching I finally found it (in Canada) through South Hill Designs. It was super easy and Sherry was fantastic to deal with. (if you click the image it should make it bigger)
Angela - Blue Zircon - medium blue
Daphne - Sapphire - darkest blue
Charles - Crystal - white/clear
Eliah - Crystal - white/clear
Samuel - Emerald - green
Jessica - Garnet - red
And of course Grandma as Mom's first grandbaby will be joining us in the next month. (And I'll be an Auntie again!)

Lastly I'll leave you with one last picture of this cutey! Who claimed the balloon as her own. She's still a little young and doesn't get the concept of it being Mom's birthday and not hers!
Anyways I hope Mom was surprised and happy with her present! I am so glad it worked out! Thank you Daphne, Dan, and Kevin for helping me get it all together!

P.S. the dress Jessica is wearing is a dress I wore as a kid... I'll see if I can find a picture of it. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Book Wishes

A picture from #GirlBoss
Last Weeks Wishes
Met with the Trainer - due to other things happening I had to cancel :(
Wordfest - input a schedule - email almost ready and I am mostly organized
Succeed at something different I am doing on Wednesday (will talk about it later) - I did amazingly! But I am still not ready to talk about it.
Go through my Clothing Challenge and check in with where I am at - when checking I realized that there are two shirts I have done twice... The I'll write more about how I am handling it later...
Take pictures of my hair and new stuff and prep posts - yup kinda
better ones to come but I love my curls!
Review and rewrite some other posts that I haven't finished yet - everyday they get a little closer to publishing
Do allot of breathing! - it has been a long week. And I am so glad I don't work so many days often. It has been draining.
Breakfast for dinner... I need to figure out how to make good french toast again!
This Weeks Wishes
Stay Positive and don't get overwhelmed working 16 days straight. I've done it before and I can do it again.
Finish a book! I have too many on the go
Create a list of all the books I have on the go and start to tackle it
Take a group picture on Tuesday
Come up with something creative to do with Gurjit's boys on Friday
Enjoy the long weekend
Another book I want to pick up
Ones I've started
#GirlBoss by Sohpie Amoruso (started)
god is not Great by Christopher Hitchens (started)
the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (started)
Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey (started)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton (started)
Be Rebellious by Megan Clinton (started)
Ones I need to get reading
A Short History on Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Little Vampire Women by Louisa May Alcott and Lynn Messina
Bloodlight: The Apocalypse of Robert by Harambee K Grey-Sun
Lethal Code by Thomas White
The Circle by K.M Montemayor
The Scroll of Life by Josh Townley
The Seahorse Legacy by Serena Chase
ColorSong by Victoria Strauss
I'll Give You Something to Cry About by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Sabriel by Garth Nix - for Epic Reads Book Club. Doubt I'll be able to read it in time for book club but it's a free download and I am looking forward to it

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Feminist

I have never really thought about where I stand. Lately I have been following more and more feminist blogs which eventually lead me to GrimmRicksen and she has these great buttons. I really want to post the button on my blog, but I figured before I do I should ensure what the message means and that it truly is something I believe in.
I'll started with Liberal
A Liberal is open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values. "they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people”

Then I sent Kevin this text message
“So a Liberal – means someone open to new behaviors or opinions and willing to discard traditional values… Does that mean I’m a liberal?
He responded with “By the actual definition of liberal, yes. By the actual political party, less so.” (Side note: I am talking Canadian Politics)

While I have been able to vote for almost ten years now (OMG) I have never taken the opportunity to do so. I also choose to not complain about politics, though sometimes I defend certain politicians I like (just the mayor of the city I live in, I like how social media aware he is). That however is not the topic of discussion, if you take politics out of the Liberal perspective, I would say I am a Liberal (the political side of things to be figure out at a later date).

Next up is Pro-Choice
I have always struggled with the definitions of the words of pro-choice and pro-life (I struggle with definitions in general). To me they mean the same thing, but the reality of it is they are not even close to be the same thing.
Pro-choice is the position which advocates the existence of a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. Pro-choice can also be a position of support of a person's right to choose whether or not to end his or her life by euthanasia or assisted suicide  and other social ethic issues concerned with ones personal autonomy. The term is most often used to emphasize a position of bodily integrity, individual sovereignty and self-determination, particularly on issues of public policy, law, political controversies and medical ethics
I am definitely on board with Pro-choice, but let’s take a look at pro-life.
Pro-life are movements which advocate against the legalization of euthanasia or the practice of abortion
WOW. Seeing the actual terms put side by side. I am most definitely Pro-Choice and I will never confuse the two again. Pro-life is horrific. (I got Kevin to proof read this and I did still manage to mix Pro-Choice and Pro-Life up... sigh)

Pro-gay marriage
No research needed. Love who you wish. Love is not something easily found these days. Divorce rates are ridiculous. So if you find someone you love – male, female, otherwise – love them with all you have and never let go.

Growing up this word meant bad things.
Secular denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis
I can understand why it meant bad things to me then. It meant I wasn’t following the path that was set before me. It meant I didn’t believe in the God the people around me believed in. It means my life goals and my thoughts didn’t and don’t align with the same people mentioned. Now that I understand myself better, there is less of an internal struggle. I am definitely not a Christian I do not believe in the Christian bible. But I am uncertain of the potential existence of a god. I am identifying as agnostic but leaning towards atheism. I haven’t taken the time to researched other religions.

The more I learn, the more I discover I can’t keep it all in. Being out spoken is scary. I am very afraid of the reaction people may have when they discover I am for Gay Marriage, or Pro-Choice or Agnostic leaning towards Atheist. I don’t know how those people will respond.
And this is my internal struggle
I am afraid of no response – did they read it?? Are they talking about it behind my back? Do they care? Do they not want to understand my point of view? I am also afraid of a response – what if I don’t articulate myself properly? What if they don’t care why I have chosen this path but only try to convince me otherwise?
Staying silent though is starting to not be an option anymore. The more I learn, the more I read, the more I can’t keep my mouth shut.

Which leads me to Feminist
Feminists are people who believe in (with some campaigning for) the equality of women
Feminism wiki is a very interesting read as well

As a Feminist I cannot stay silent and watch the world do crazy things to people I love.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Faux Mohawk

I got a sample of GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment at Sephora. So I kicked Kevin out of the house, did my hair, and tried the mask. At the same time I was tried out a style for the wedding. It didn't work the way I wanted it to and I won't be doing it for the wedding. But I still do like the way it turned out. I was going for a faux hawk updo.
The mask was amazing!! It smells like Honey, Ginger, and Coconut, however at $76 for 1.7 oz I definitely don't be buying it anytime soon!
I don't know why I switched later to carrying my camera and not using the remote. But alas I did not...
Happy Saturday!
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