Saturday, April 30, 2011

Knock Knock. Who's there? Noone, apparently.

Hi loyal reader(s).  I PROMISE I haven't given up on the ole blog already.  I got stuck on the Project 31 topic I'm supposed to address next, which is listing virtues I value in myself. UGH. I do NOT like people who toot their own horn, so it's REALLY hard for me to do it!  So I just kept NOT blogging.  Then I got back to know the sob story.  So I'll put a lid on it now. 

I don't even really know where to begin!  How about a random list of what's new in the life of SJP?  What's that? You can't wait to find out about it??? I thought so. 

  • EASTER was busy, but lots of fun.  Pics will come soon once we have Easter at Pat's Mom's tomorrow.
  • My baby girl went for her 4 month checkup this week, and did NOT deal with the shots well.  She took forever to get back to her usual smiley was hard to watch and very sad!
  • We live in THE MOST REDNECK NEIGHBORHOOD.  I am so very o.v.e.r. i.t.  Today while my sick child was attempting to nap (Praise the Lord), the classy crew across the street decided to REV their diesel engine as loud as possible for a good 5 minutes.  This is following the 10 minutes they did it AT 4:00AM, and the squealy tire show / scream fest they performed in the height of the tornado warning last week.  GIANT EYEROLL.
  • I really didn't think I was that interested in the Royal Wedding...until I woke up Friday morning, turned on the TV to watch my secret love local meteorologist Tom Ackerman tell me if I needed to build an arc or not, and BAM--I was face to veil with Princess Kate, sashaying down the aisle.  I COULD NOT STOP WATCHING.  I even listened to NPR on the way to work for coverage so I didn't miss anything, and made my class watch it for like half an hour.  How freakin' beautiful is she??? (See, fancy at heart, but really don't class up the royal monarch much. Ah, well.)  Cutest couple ever.
  • It's SO beautiful today!!!! One day of no rain, and 75 degrees.  I can't decide what to do with myself so as not to waste it, but I knew if I didn't press "publish" soon, ya'll would leave me forever!  I promise I'll try to do better, k? 
And, because you probably haven't seen her in a while, a little dose of Baby Stella.  Happy Weekend, ya'll!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Project 31: Day 8. Beauty is a Beast.

Is it wrong that I get completely jealous when my husband can get showered and ready to walk out the door in 10 minutes, and it takes me between 30-60, depending on where I'm headed?  Why don't boys have to jump through all our fashion hoops?

On the other hand, it's lots of fun to play with hair and makeup and clothes.  One thing I'm most excited to do in Myrtle Beach is my shopping spree at Forever 21! And I've blogged before about my absolute OBSESSION with Sephora...

Sad to say though, I don't really have any beauty SECRETS...I think of them more as weird things I do that relate to beauty.  Here's all I can think of:
  • I brush my teeth before my shower so I feel cleaner in the shower.
  • I wash from top to bottom because I feel cleaner that way.  (I do NOT roll in mud piles or anything, but I am a slight germaphobe.  And quirky OCD spaz.) Hair, face, then body.
  • For breakouts, I put either tea tree oil (love this line from The Body Shop), toothpaste, or diaper rash cream on problem areas and sleep on it.  Try the last two after your hubby goes to bed, or you will get some really concerned side glances from him.  Not super glam, but does the trick.
  • Once a week (sometimes more), I do a SUPER SHOWER: make the water super hot, leave my conditioner on for a really long time, and exfoliate everything I can.  LOVES.  Like my own little spa day.
I literally cannot think of anything else.  I guess I just rely on my inner beauty.  GAG. :) 
Happy Friday and Spring Break, my faithful readers! Stay tuned for updates of Stella Goes to the Beach!