Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to school / update

So this week is back to school. Usually I'm excited but due to my current situation I'm not excited about the 1 class I'm taking this semester. Well I'm sort of excited since its not at my normal school... its at a community college that I've never taken classes at before. But its Human Bio/ Anatomy.... 'nuff said!

Also this week I get to go through step one of the hiring process for a preschool/child care teacher job I applied for. woo hoo!! I thought I hadn't been considered because I applied back in July. I soo need a job in that field, or the last 4 years would have been a total waste!

On Sunday I went to church for the first time in FOREVER [like almost a year!]. And due to me being a total emotional girl I broke down crying before the opening song service ended....Guess I still had some built up stress I needed to let go. The service was good and I got to see many familiar faces, and one I wasn't expecting. My ex! Not that recent jerk I mentioned before... but a dude I dated when I was like 19!! Now that seems like ages ago! We caught for a while, good times; almost didn't seem like we hadn't seem each other for 5 years! Crazy.

I didn't get to see Takers :-(  but I'm totally cool about it! I will see it eventually. Heard a lot of good reviews so I'm even more exciting to see it... not sure how that's even possible since the 7 hotties in the movie had me all anxious! haha

*i will have a small haul-type post coming soon! Hope everyone had a good Monday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I totally could've been a fashion major....`

...OR maybe not! haha I seem to only be creative occasionally. And this past weekend was one of those occasional times! I re-arranged my room Friday (during the small space between  filling out a job app and meeting the director of the place i applied to and got to work at 2pm!). I cleaned some more on Saturday and then Sunday morning decided to play fashion designer!! lmao.

I was cleaning out my closet [the jeans section and noticed 2 pairs of jean I haven't worn since April when I was in New Orleans. The jeans were covered in paint, and I just knew I'd never really wear then again. But do I throw them out?! HECK NO! One pair I simply cut into shorts and the other pair I turned into a skirt.... and that took some patience. I finished the skirt after work. I must say the skirt came out looking kinda decent... one of these days while its still warm I shall wear it. Below are the after pics... didn't take any before pics [oops]

the shorts

the skirt

Favorite Eyeliner

Ever since I started using eyeliner, its always been the pencil/crayon kind. Mary Kay has one smooth eyeliner that I LOVE. but when the pencil broke i was stuck w/o eyeliner!  My mom didn't have anymore sooo I had to buy a Maybelline one that was similar; it did the job. After a while i got bored with my eyeliner looking smudgy, I was possibly doing something wrong! About a month before this I bought a CoverGirl liquid eyeliner, called ExactLine [I think....] The first few times I used it, I looked crazy! After trying it again recently I figured it out and now LOVE this eyeliner!! It looks really bold/standout-ish in pics, so that must be good, right?! On the few occasions I have used it, I look pics.

I &heats; this eyeshadow!!
I believe i used Mary Kay 'Steel' eye shadow
i love the silvery look!

What do you girls think?! Any other good eyeliners out there?

"This is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned up-side down"

I think I mentioned this before, BUT the other day I ordered 4 items from [this started as a cart of like 12 things and I did some serious downsizing!] I only got items that WEREN'T in my closet [non churchy skirts] And since I was able to find a free shipping coupon I felt a tad bit less guilty about my small purchase [I need to be saving for school not buying skirts....] Anywho... after that I vowed to not buy anything [clothes, shoes, accessories, entertainment] unless I truly needed it. ......


Now if y'all don't know by now, I L-O-V-E, love Will Smith!! Like going back to when Bad Boys came out and I was like 9! Now I already have seasons 1-4 [....yea its that serious] of Fresh Prince... and now, NOW Season 5 wants to come out [actually its now that I'm finding out about this... the DVD came out in May?!]... after I've paid off my Target card?! Grrrr... but I refuse to give in... I shall wait patiently until December to buy FPoBA right along with my William Rast Jeans [ =D ] I guess it's kinda good I'm about to be tooo busy to even go to Target to get it....

Do any of you girls own any TV on DVD shows/series?!?!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

101 in 1001 days: months 11 & 12

This list has become bi-monthly cause I've kinda been forgetting about it and I procrastinate too much... but also because so much has been going on... so here's all the new stuff I've done =)
Completed: 9, *47* 82
in progress: # 1, 25, 28, 38, 51, 53, 100
not completing:  21, 40, 42, 54, 68, 84, 98

[red writing = in progress]
[ strike through = completed]
[green writing  = these are items i've decided NOT to complete]]

Start Date: August 17, 2009
End Date: May 14, 2012

1. Visit NYC [crossing my fingers that this happens like my friend planned]
2. Visit Miami
3. Get a 3.0 or higher GPA during a semester of undergrad [Fall '09 got a 3.019.. shooting for a 4.0 in spring]
4. Get drivers license
5. Get a VW bug [red.. or pink. i recently saw a pink one and fell in love]
6. Lose 30 pounds [8/30] ..i think i gained these 8 pounds back =(
7. Learn sign language
8. Learn to play a guitar [ bought a Fender for my b-day]
9. Get Bachelor’s degree in CDFS & FLE  my school kinda screwed me over and i have to go back in the spring for ONE class.... but F it... I still say I've graduated =P
10. Take the GRE exam
11. Enter graduate school
12. Visit Hawaii
13. Get Child Development Permit
14. Get FLE certificate
5. Go skiing/ snowboarding
16. Take hip-hop dance class
17. Take ballet dance class
18. Take jazz dance class
19. Take Pilates/yoga class
20. Be able to do the splits after all these dance classes
21. Go back to school and get certificate in dance from a Community college [after some financial situations and the comlications with my school... i really wont have the energy or time to pursue this. Maybe in the future i'll just take a few classes]
22. Get angel wings tattoo .... *and a chinese lilly.. and a quote tat =)
23. Get braces
24. Attend a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere- this almost happened... :-/
25. Pay off my credit cards [2/6]
26. Go to a taping of The Price Is Right
27. Read the bible, beginning to end
28. Read 15 (non-school related) books I haven’t read before [3/15] (1) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, (2) If I Stay by  (3) Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella [# 2 and 3 are currently being read]
29. Get a passport
30. Travel to Canada
31. Travel to a different continent
32. Go camping [trees, tent, wood fire and all]
33. Learn to play the keyboard/piano
34. Learn to play a popular song [new or old] on the keyboard/piano
35. Dye (burgundy highlights in) my hair [made an attempt at this today (1.19.09) But it didn't come out completely right... so i'll try again]
36. Go two weeks without drinking soda [25/14]  i'm gonna keep this one going for as long as possible =)
37. Go one week without eating candy/sugary snacks [ex. chocolate, sugary/fruity candy, hostess cakes, etc]
38. Attend 5 different concerts/tours [4/5 -9.3.09 100Monkeys @ The Joint/ 9.23.09 Britney Spears!! / 10.17.09 Justin Timberlake Benefit concert in VEGAS! 09.11.10- Trey Songz ♥]
39. Take a self-defense/ kick boxing class
40. Buy seasons 2, 3, & 4 of Prison Break ... no longer want to even search for these DVDs.... I bought the alternate series finale and that was good enough!
41. Have a One Tree Hill or The OC DVD watching marathon YAY... bestie was on vacation during x-mas break.. and there was nothing on TV and i was broke.. haha thank God for tv on DVD.. finished the 2nd half of season 3 and all of season 4... now i have to buy seasons 5 and 6!
42. Re-read the Twilight series [0/4] i'm no longer feel like a Twilight Junkie.... attemted to re-read Twilight- FAIL,, then tried New Moon before the movie came out... FAIL ...
43. Buy a Coach purse
44. Go to Las Vegas [10.17.09 it was fun!!]
45. Get my own apartment
46. Attend an Award show
47. Make a home cooked meal due to my mom getting sick i had no choice but to step my game up in the kitchen... one day we had baked chicken and mashed potatoes and the next it was alfredo pasta/spaghetti with shrimp! YUMM
48. Attend a TV sitcom or game show taping
49. Attend another Talk show taping [already went to a Tyra Banks Show taping]
50. Wear a celeb-inspired outfit (I wore a simple lil outfit simuliar to something Ashely Greene wore..I'll try something more fancy later)
51. Go one week without Facebook/MySpace/twitter/ other ‘social networking’ sites... i have deleted my twitter and myspace pages!!! but i cant stay off FB to save my damn life
52. Host a ‘themed’ party
53. Buy a pair of William-Rast jeans - this line will be at Target in December!!!! Merry Christmas to me! =)
54. Take Spanish level 2 class
55. Visit Cancun
56. Attend a live comedy show
57. Buy a FLiP Video and put it to good use!
58. Post a video blog on YouTube about one of my goals on this list []
59. Don’t go clothes/shoes/accessories shopping for a month [the last shopping trip i made was for Halloween =) and now we're in December! YAY me!]
60. Get a dog
61. Bake a dessert from a cookbook
62. Become involved in a committed relationship
63. Sort through old clothes/shoes- donate what I no longer wear
64. Buy a pair of black heels and wear them! [Not too high, I don’t wear heels now but I will need to get better acquainted with them by the time these 1001 days are over!]
65. Attend a wedding .. i couldn't went to one this summer had i not lost contact with old friends =/ but there shall be others!
66. Delete my MySpace profile.
67. Go one week eating NO MEAT
68. Go to the gym 3 times a week for one month [0/12days]
69. Go jet-skiing/water-skiing [learn how]
70. See a new movie every weekend in one month [4/4 weekends] by 'new' i didnt necessarily mean brand new to theaters... hehe but i've been able to see a LOT of new [to me] movies in the last month. read my reviews 
71. Completely clean my room; throw away anything I don’t need! [this will be on going]
72. Throw someone a surprise party [it wasnt a HUGE party... but it was BFF kim's B-day && she was surprised!]
73. Read 5 books that have been turned into movies; either before or after movies has been released—not including Twilight Series [1/5] - (1)Dear John, (2)
74. Send a postcard to someone from I place I am visiting/have traveled to
75. Go to Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in New Jersey[from the show Cake Boss]
76. Go to Orlando, Fl/ go to Disney World
77. Get a massage at a spa
78. Read a Shakespeare novel ...
79. Visit 5 different cities in California [not within LA County area [1/5- Stanislaus(11.7.09)-]
80. Go to Atlanta
81. Buy myself a jewelry item with (a) diamond(s) on it. so i bought a graduation ring, it doesnt have a diamond but the damn thing was pricey enough! lol
82. Get hair cut into a stylish short ‘do
83. Move out of ‘south’ Los Angeles [whoop whoop... as of 11.28.09 i now reside in... uh "Culver City". apparently this part of LA has like 3 diff names]
84. Re-new gym membership [in 2010] after a 3 year membership that i baely used, i dont want another one
85. No watching TV for one week  well since the cable got turned off last week.. and then i was at a retreat during the wkend... i lasted the whole week w/ no TV!! haha watched season 4 of One Tree Hill though..... =)
86. Go to 5 restaurants I’ve never been to before [5/5-- Benihana's 8.29.09/ Yard House 9.1.09/ 9.13.09 Pastagina in Irvine. yummy pasta!! / 10.3.09 Frisco's / 1.4.10 Togo's ]
87. Try a new make-up style/technique [eye shadow color/ specific ‘look’]
88. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for one week
89. Finish 2 term papers at least one week *before* their due! [0/2]
90. Go to Forks, WA [just to see if it’s really like the books…]
91. Take belly dancing class
92. Go on a boat ride
93. Buy a “little black dress” and rock it! =)
94. Stick with one phone for entire 2 year contact! [current phone ‘expires’ Oct. 2010]
95. Get a physical every 6 months [0/5]
96. Walk in the Avon Breast Cancer walk/run
97. Learn to swim
98. Help my sorority chapter receive the highest honor/award in the organization
99. Take a pottery/clay molding class
100. Get a full time (or part time) job at a child-care center.. or in the Fam. Life Educator field
101. Visit Washington, DC/ Walk pass the White house!
102. Take photos and keep journal/ scrapbook of the completed things on this list
103. Make a new list of 101 things to do!

I want a piece of this

So I'm sure everyone knows Britney Spears has a line of clothes with Candie's and its sold at Kohls... right?? Well I was checked out the website and saw a few pieces I loved!!! Let me know what you girls think!

i thought the entire outfit was cute, esecially the skirt

this super cute top wasnt in my size =(

I *almost* ordered this one.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Miss All The good BAD Stuff =[

Soo I was lurking around various blogs the other day and saw a post about The Bad Girls Club [♥] I swear I secretly love that show... well not so much secretly, but y'all know what I mean! I totally forgot that a new season was going to air during the summer.... so now I gotta head over to YouTube and play catch-up! Don't know why I'm soo hooked on these drama-filled shows?! Lords knows I don't need any extra drama in my own life; guess I like seeing it in other people's lived rather than my own.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nails of the week- Yellow & Pink

Here is how I "designed" my nails this week. I used the KISS nail art kit that I talked about a few weeks back. I used:
  • Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow" 
  • Hot pink art polish from the KISS nail kit
 It's kinda blury =(


August 9th marked one year since i started this blog!! How the heck did a whole year pass by already??!?! A lot has happened in the last year. I've made too many lists to remember, I've made friends and possibly lost some too, went on a few awesome trips! Learned about other parts of the country, had a short-lived relationship that surprisingly taught me a thing or 2, learned/experimented more with make-up, changed jobs, dealt with drama from various sources, went through a depressing time, bought a guitar!, turned 24, (sorta) graduated from college [loooong story]. In the past year I have laughed, cried, been happy, mad, felt loved, felt hated, felt important, felt unappreciated. I've lived and learned above all else! I hope in the next 12 months I have more awesome experiences that I can reflect on!! So thank you all for sticking around for the last year to read my blog and read all of my randomness!! 

yay for my blog being 1 years old!!! =)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

.... About those letters...

So I know I said I would do the 30 day Letter challenge BUT I've changed my mind.... too much is going on right now for me to really finish all those letters. For now I will stick to my 101 list [which needs to be updated!] and my various other blog posts. Hope no one is upset behind me not finishing those letters.... it wouldn't have gotten too much more interesting I'm sure.

...... ALSO ......
I want to say HI! to my new followers!!! the last I posted was over the weekend, i log back on today and I have 22 followers?! Wooo-hooo!! I love reading your comments/idea... if you every have a suggestion let me know!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Honesty Tag

A few weeks I was tagged by Kryssie and I was also tagged by CarmelCutie0215 to do an Honesty tag. Here it is =)

a)Show off your honesty(and modesty) by thanking the person who gave you the award and link to their post. [see above =) ]

b) List 10 honest things about yourself. Cheating makes you lame, so just play along, all you taggees.

1 I have a serious addiction to chocolate.. i consume way too much of it on a weekly basis!
2. I love to watch movies
3. I don't care much for going to clubs [it's taken me a while to accept that its normal to be in my 20s and not like clubs.. hahaha]
4. I love (most) crime shows.. kinda always have [Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, . anyone remember Rescue 911???!!]
5. I usually keep to myself... I tend to be more quiet than i am outspoken.. everyone keeps telling me this, but idk why I act like that. I'm only outgoing around those closest to me.
6. I don't drink coffee [yuck!] but i LOVE the smell of it =)
7. I'm just now [within the last month or so] learning how to cook....
8. I get shy/nervous around any guy I like [darn insecurities! lol]
9. I procrastinate with EVERY thing I do =(
10. I've never been in love.. .I've had plenty of crushes or "lust" but never love... one day it'll happen.

c) Select 7 other bloggers you think deserve this award and pass it on to them.
    everyone thats following me- You've been selected =) Let me know if you chose to post  this on your blog and i'll check it out!

d) Notify said bloggers about the award and invite them to be the honest ones next. Ooh, I'm sure they'd love that.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

♥ SOAR ♥

A few weeks back I was flipping through my iPod and this song came on! I hadn't listened to it in a long while so I actually listened to the words rather than sing along by memory.This is such a powerful song!! This song has helped calm me down during some recent stressful times! Christina's entire Stripped album was AMAZING!! My fav out of her first 4 [not including the new album, havent heard it yet]

When they push when they pull, tell me can you hold on
When they say you should change can you lift your head high and stay strong
Will you give up, give in, when your heart's crying out that it's wrong
Will you love you for you at the end of it all

Now, in life, there's gonna be times when you're feelin' low
And in your mind insecurity seems to take control
We start to look outside ourselves for acceptance and approval
We keep forgettin' that the one thing we should know is

Don't be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
Love will open every door it's in your hands, the world is yours
Don't hold back and always know, all the answers will unfold
What are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

The boy who wonders is he good enough for them
He's tryin' to please 'em all but he just never seems to fit in
Then there's the girl who thinks she'll never ever be good enough for him
She's tryin' to change and that's a game she'll never win

In life there's gonna be times when you're feeling low
And in your mind insecurity seems to take control
We start to look outside ourselves for acceptance and approval
We keep forgettin' that the one thing we should know is

Don't be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
Love will open every door it's in your hands, the world is yours
Don't hold back and always know, all the answers they will unfold
What are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

In the mirror is where she comes face to face with her fears
Her own reflection, now foreign to her after all these years
All of her life she has tried to be something besides herself
Now time has passed and she's ended up someone else with regret

What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending
Gotta let ourselves be

Don't be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
Love will open every door it's in your hands, the world is yours
Don't hold back and always know, all the answers they will unfold
What are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

Don't be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
Love will open every door it's in your hands, the world is yours
Don't hold back and always know, all the answers they will unfold
What are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

Don't wait, no more
You can soar
Spread your wings and soar
Don't wait, no more
Spread your wings and soar

So What you waiting for?
...Don't wait...
...Don't wait, no more...
...Don't wait...
...Don't Wait...

Friday, August 13, 2010

CBS can kick rocks!

They really messed this one up!  How do you change the day and time of when your two of your most popular shows come on???? And you put new crappy shows in their time slot?! I half-way understand that Hawaii Five-0 was popular back in the days before i was born, but darnit.... it does not need to be resurrected! Moving sexy Erik Delko (csi miami) to Sunday's will not help me look forward to Monday's.... and then you move CSI NY too??!?! UMMMMM That just screwed up an entire 2 hour block of TV/dvr time i had going..... shame. I might be upset about this for a while. at least until the new CSI seasons start! Thats all...

* yes, i realize that i may watch a little too much TV at times =/ ... that just may be my down fall in life..... LoL

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pretty Little Liars

So I just discovered this show... Right before the season finale. But luckily ABC Family decided to show the entire first season before the finale. I was looking up info online about the show and as I thought(some parts were so obviously from a book), its based on a series of books!!! So now I have to read these books even though some of the show is super predicable!

Have any of you seen the show OR Read the books?? What do you think??

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to

Dear Unlce Eddie,

When my dad called and said you were gone Ii didn't believe it. Once it sank in I began to regret the moment I declined that offer to move back to Texas and back to my old high school.. Growing up you were like the coolest uncle I had. Then everyone started to grow apart and my fam moved... but you still managed to visit us whenever you made a "roadtrip" thru Cali. Oh and thanks again for the 8th grade prom pics... I still have it =)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I was featured =)

One blogger that I follow, Elle, does frequent posts where she "features" one of her followers. Basically it's her way of learning  more about her followers and promoting her sites [and her own in a cool way]. I was featured on her blog today, so check it out when you girls get the chance, her blog is pretty cool!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nail Art Review

So a few days ago I put up a post stating that I bought a KISS Nail Design kit. I tried it out last week. So far soo good! It comes with adhesive stencils that you place on your nail. Then you pick any one the 3 art paints and color in the stencil. Wait a few minutes, let the nail art dry and WAA-LAA you have a cute design on your nail.

* also add a top coat it help the color stay longer, thats what I did.

I chose the fleur-de-lis I've been on a 'New Orleans' high since March when I went and this new season of The Real World is only making it worse. ... and then i found some show on Discovery channel called The Colony thats loosely based in/on New Orleans.... maybe one day I'll move to N.O.
=/ its blurry

not as bad as the first pic

this is what the kit looks like

I'm going to try another look tonight after work and will post pics later in the week!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Letter #9- Someone I'd like to meet

this letter can go 2 way... i can write to an 'ideal' of a person i'd like to meet.. or an actual i'd like to meet..... i''ll make it a tad bit easier and write to someone who exists  that i'd love to meet!.. or make that 2 letters

Dear Justin Timberlake,
So yea I've been a fan for a looonnnnngggg time. You're freakin amazing in case you didn't know. One day I hope I get to meet you and tell you that! I wont chase you, rip your clothes, or any other crazy fan things... I might cry, cant promise... Thanks for taking your clothing line to Target.... just when I pay it off you gave me a reason to keep on using it.... Can't wait for your upcoming movies.. but ummmm can you put out another album please?! and dare I say, can we get a *Nsync reunion? SOMETHING!  But keep doing what you do cause you do it very well. <3

Dear Will Smith,
15 years of being a fan... 15yrs of movies and laughing and watchin you on TV.... I'd probably really cry if I met you. You're really freakin amazing, just so you know.... I'm still waiting for you're next moive... like the next movie you star in! As long as you keep making 'em I'll keep watchin em! It's cute that you're family is working together and your kids are making movies and such. <3

Wet Set/ Roller Set look

So I used to get a wet set look when I was younger and got relaxers. I currently haven't had a relaxer in over 7 years. So after seeing a lady at work with a roller/wet set look I decided to attempt the same. Don't laugh please! haha Since my hair is short (right at my ears) it looks poofy. But I still like it =)

i didn't take pics of the back but
trust, it was just poofy lol