Thursday, January 30, 2014

July 5, 2013: Oh Happy Day!!!

So...I've been bombarding this blog with the happenings of last year and this is where it starts to really get beautiful. Josh and I were married at a cute little vineyard in the middle of nowhere Missouri, pretty much between our hometowns. It was supposed to be SUPER stormy with a chance of a tornado and HOT that day. We prayed a lot leading up to the day about the weather and other things left to chance and we ended up being blessed beyond belief with a high temperature of 78on our big day. Yep, it was perfect. At 7:00 we were married on the deck as the sun started to dip down to the tops of the grape vines behind us. Then we took some pictures, ate some food and danced the night away. It was magical. Stressful. Beautiful. Hard work. Amazing. The happiest day of my life thus far. Enjoy some pictures by of me marrying my favorite person in the world and best friend.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Makeup Mishaps

We've all been there...running late, trying to get your act together in those last few moments by  touching up or applying some sultry black liquid liner to make your eyes really stand out. But in those rushed moments, you quickly go to put away your freshly blackened eyeliner brush and BOOM...hand meets brush and it's all sorts of everywhere. In a panic, you try to rub it off. It just smears like a tiny little oil slick of terror. Then you get a tissue or some water involved and rub harder. EVEN WORSE things start happening. It's thinning out and spreading but maintaining it's hue and greasiness and getting embedded even deeper into every line, pore and hair follicle on your hands. You look like you just got out of the coal mines. Not the "sultry, stand out" look you were going for.
You might be at home waiting for a special guest. You might be on your way to work. You might be about to meet a boy at a restaurant for your first date. What you need to know right now, is that Wet Wipes and regular old bathroom soap WILL NOT SAVE YOU. But this little lesson might. Trust I came to know the greasy black fury of my Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black.

So today's class is a "How-To" on getting rid of black liquid eyeliner...specifically the paint pot, or gel liner species that come in those cute little tubs with the screw on lids that sometimes fail to stay mine did today.

I tried my Hello Kitty hand cleansing wipes. Barely made a dent in the black goopy nightmare that had consumed my fingers and palms.

I tried a tissue. Pretty much just added some white paper residue to the mix.

I tried hand sanitizer. Started to diminish the black but there was so much embedded in my hand creases that my hands looked more like a coal sketch of themselves than the real deal.

I went into work and, determined to get rid of the black stains before facing the office, I headed to the kitchen. In a glorious moment of desperation, ingenuity and determination I had but one idea that had to work. And it TOTALLY DID!!!!!! I poured a handful of salt in my hands, went to the sink where we keep a bottle of degreasing dish soap, and I went to work. It took 8 seconds of salt & soap scrubbing to completely get rid of ANY evidence whatsoever of my makeup mishap. Done.

So, next time you find yourself hopelessly covered in black eyeliner: Palmolive or Dawn + table salt. Scrub, Scrub, Scrub. You're welcome.

Dawn Ultra Dish Soap - 24 oz.

Life in the Last Year: A Flipagram Video

Josh and I have had a pretty crazy last year! Engagement, Josh studying abroad in Thailand for 4 months...2 days after we got engaged, keeping up with our band and lots of changes, getting married in July, moving in together, getting a rescued kitten in September that we named Teasdale, and finally...finding out we're pregnant!!!

We are expecting a super cute mini version of ourselves on June 2, 2014...more on that later!