Friday, March 29, 2013

Funny Friday

Earlier this week I posted the blooper reel that I had promised in my last Birchbox video. If you haven't watched it and feel like laughing at my expense, then I definitely recommend it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Birchbox

March is almost over already! I swear every month goes faster than the last but, I'm excited for Spring. Not that Southern California has a rough winter WHATSOEVER (we had days in the 90s in the past couple months!) but it's still nice when Spring rolls around.

So... even though I said I would most likely NOT be getting another Birchbox, here I am, with another one.

It's a funny story (which I also mention in the video). Last month some (insert derogatory noun here) stole almost a thousand dollars from my checking account through the e-quick pay system. Because it was through my online banking I had to close and re-open ALL of my accounts. My checking account. My savings account. AND even my credit card. My bank was wonderful throughout the process but it's still SUCH a headache. As I mentioned, I was planning on cancelling my Birchbox membership. My membership fee comes directly from my credit card every month so I kind of thought to myself, well... since the card doesn't exists anymore, I guess I don't have to cancel my membership, it will just, in a way, cancel itself. Well... needless to say, I was wrong. A few days ago I got an email saying "Your Birchbox has shipped!" and sure enough, yesterday it was in my mailbox. Don't worry, I plan on calling and straightening it all out but, until then, here's another Birchbox video for you!

Also, as I mention in the video, I've been cookin' up a bloopers video that I can't wait to share. I'm not sure if I should wait and keep adding to it until its a good length OR if I should just make several shorter ones as I go but what I have so far is pretty good, not gunna lie. Haha. I hope everyone had a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let's Play Catch Up

I pretty much didn't blog for the entire month of February aside from a Hair Bow Tutorial and a Birchbox Video post. So I'm going to play catch up on all of the things I've done in the last month and a half.
(courtesy of my Instagram)
I started the month off by buying a couple of new storage pieces for my craft room. I LOVE them both and this first one I got for almost half of in the "As Is" section simply because it was a floor sample at IKEA!
Then I got this awesome storage cart. Supposedly it's for the kitchen but makes a great catch all for all things crafty (plus... look at that color!).

I was feeling extra festive and decided to made a bunch of Valentine's Day goodies for the guys at work.
 Since both of our men ended up working on Valentine's Day Danica and I ended up spending the evening together at our favorite local bar.
Burgers, beers and wings.
The stuff Valentines Day SHOULD be about. haha.
My little cousin (who isn't really little anymore... she's SIXTEEN!) had winter formal and I went over and helped her with her hair and makeup. I miss doing that kind of stuff. After graduating college I always helped the younger girls in my sorority get ready for all their formals. It was a lot of fun, and this made me miss it.
Sam and I had a fun post-Valentines Day date night since we couldn't actually be together on Valentines Day and went to this great little Italian Restaurant called La Traviata in Long Beach. If you have never been, it's definitely a place I would recommend.
We went to the Long Beach Flea Market (one of my favorite things to do). Both of us actually left empty handed but it's always a good time.
We spent a Saturday in Santa Monica and found a place with a great happy hour.
Sometimes I definitely take for granted the beautiful place that I live and a nice sunny day in Santa Monica is a great reminder.
Being the Irish girl that I am, I got the house in the St.Patrick's day spirit with a fun banner (and the Valentine's Day flowers Sam got me had just the right amount of orange and green to go perfectly!)
I found this killer pair of roller skates UNUSED at Goodwill for $9.99! I haven't actually used them yet but I can't wait!
 After looking FOREVER, I finally found an adorable salt and pepper shaker set at Target and I LOVE them.
Went to my little cousins basketball game. And he's only 5 so I think I can still get away with calling him my "little cousin". Haha. It was adorable.
 BUT not as adorable as his first baseball game. He was such a little stud! Here is is playing first base like a champ!
I know it's kind of blurry but I got this one of him batting. Look at him keeping his eye on the ball.
Running to first after a great hit.
He's always been pretty small for his age so, not gunna lie, I never really thought he'd be real great at sports but he has TOTALLY excelled in EVERY sport he's tried and it's been SO fun to watch! He's only had two baseball games so far and he's already such a stud! He understands the game much better than most of the other kids. Because they're all so young, they really don't keep score or have outs and it's funny because you can see my cousin looking around like "wait, this guy is out. Why isn't he going back to the bench" Haha. I can see a future of me cheering on this little guy for a long time and I can't wait.
Well. There you have it. A little bit of what I've been up to lately. (And I'm workin on a blog post for The Cream Event that Danica and I went to this weekend.) If you follow me on Instagram I apologize that you're seeing the same things twice but I figured I needed to show my blog a little love. I can't even believe it's already the middle of March. I really have no idea where the time goes....


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Curls Just Wanna Have Fun

I've often been asked how I get my hair to curl the way that I do. I don't really find it to be anything special but, after being asked I realized it's hard to put into words what exactly I do so, I decided to make a video.

Sadly, the video ended up pretty awful due to some memory card issues (AND the fact that it's harder to talk and curl at the same time than it may seem!). This video is definitely not my best but, I'll probably make another {better} one in the not-too-distant future.

With all that said, my curling routine (which I mention in the video) consists of:

after washing my hair I apply both:

Moroccan Oil
 and Vavoom Volumizing Foam by Matrix
And then I dry my hair as normal.
The iron that I  use is a Conair 1 1/4 inch barrel.

And that's about it. Again, I want to appologize for the less-than-stellar quality of the video but, it's a video none-the-less so, with that being said, enjoy!

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