Friday, March 27, 2015


A few months back I drove through Sweetwater, TX. 

It was a beautiful day, the sky was absolutely amazing... so it was nice to snap some photos of the endless windmills the city has to generate wind power.

It's pretty wild to see all of them. You don't realize how HUGE those windmills are until you get up close, or witness a truck driving a replacement sail down the highway... 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rockin' Rodeo

Oh, this place.

While it's always full of unique characters... I've managed to make a lot of really great memories. 

Had my first two stepping experience, and learned some country line dances.

Always a wild night at Rockin' Rodeo!! 


The dance floor is always packed!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You love me

While I don't know if I would consider this "dancing", it's still cool. 

My favorite part is when she dances on the barr and each reflection keeps the mind of it's own.

Krestina Bui dancing

Emika - You love me

Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Helper...

I took the little red dog to work a while back...

He was so good... and so adorable <3

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wet Brush

After our stylist gave her permission to use The Wet Brush, my mom kept raving about it to me...

Now, we never use anything but wide tooth combs on our hair - so when she kept telling me about it I resisted for a while... especially because I had seen many ads and reviews on these "tangle teezers" and knock offs like it. 

Needless to say, I finally caved and made the purchase. 

Surprisingly, I like this brush. It's definitely not like most brushes and works really well for those occasions where your hair is just a bit more tangled and ratty than usual.

Worth the buy, I'm glad I got it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pandora Love

For Christmas last year the babes parents got me these charms. 

It was perfect, because not only were they reminders of my trip to Honduras and scuba diving... but they have aquamarine colored gems - which is my birthstone! 

Slowly but surely, my bracelet is filling up!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hair Halo

The first year I was in Texas, I went to a trade show.

Out of the few items I picked up, one was a hair halo. 

I've found this little hair tool quite useful... and really a great idea. 

You can pull it up tight, or a bit more loose depending on the look you want.
(the picture above was pretty tight, as my hair was wet - I was creating curls)

You can create smaller or larger curls/wraps which will make the look different also.

I like to wrap my hair when it's wet, and when I take it down - it makes for beautiful, easy curls!
Other times, I just wrap it up softly for a more boho vibe.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pure Michigan

I took these pictures as we were leaving the Upper Penninsula.

The sunrise was absolutely breathtaking.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I stumbled across this chick a while back on the TV UrbanLife channel. 
She goes so hard! 

I love that she dances in timberlands and her choreography is unexpected.
Sexy and still badass.

I like her best when she's hip-hop... I wish there was more of her stuff available.

RAHH Luvverrrr

PURPLOW (HONEY J, RI-HEY) / / Awakening Vol.1

Ri-hey @ 6:03

Rihanna - Rude Boy

Body Party

Ri-hey small group @ 4:30

Nicki Minaj - I Endorse These Strippers ft. Tyga

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Christmas Eve Throwback

Before we flew to Michigan, we spent Christmas Eve with the babes family. 

We did a little bit of late Christmas shopping, then grabbed lunch before dedicating the rest of the evening to family. 

The sunset was beautiful.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm gonna show you crazy...

Bebe Rexha - I'm Gonna Show You Crazy

"So what if I'm f*cking crazy?
Yeah I'm gonna show you

Sick bitch
Yeah I'm gonna show you
I'm gonna show you..."

Monday, February 23, 2015

Out of Towner

This week is another one spent away for a work trip. 

I will be gone this week until Friday.

I come home for one week... then I leave again for another week. 

The second trip however, is for pleasure. It's a big birthday this year for me... so I took a vacation to celebrate! 

So happy!!!

Big, exciting news going on in my world right now.
Can't wait to share! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Adventure GIft

This year for the babes Birthday, I decided on a travel map.

 You use push pins to track all of life's adventures, and all of the places you've been.

It had a customized plate on it so it took a while to come in but... finally - it arrived!!

Looks great!  

Now, to start applying the push pins! lol!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Make you feel...

Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Make You Feel

"Listen long, long enough, you can love me
I'll be just yours, you can hold me...
Even let you undress my mind
save it, play it, watch it, then press rewind

I can give you what you need
I can give you what you need

I can make you feel
I can make,
I can make you feel alright
I can make you feel alright
I can make you feel alright

Breathe, breathe me in, taste my words
let me blow your mind
I'll take you far, far away
I'll make you feel alright
You gotta crave it and chase it
until you're close enough to taste it."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls

Over break, one of the things we did was drive about an hour and a half north of my aunts house in St. Ignace and visit Tahquamenon Falls.

We only went to the upper falls, because it was a legit blizzard, but they were beautiful. I think the huge snowflakes and chilly afternoon made it that much more amazing. 

We walked the short half mile hand in hand while bundled up, laughing, and teasing like toddlers.

After the walk and pictures, we ate lunch at the the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub, and tried the local brews. It was a great lunch, and a wonderful afternoon with loved ones. <3

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentines Day

This year for Valentines Day babydoll surprised me BIGTIME.

The weekend started on Friday when we met up for a few drinks after work, where he gave me the most wonderful news about our newest upcoming adventure...

Then, I had to hold back tears when he generously handed me the gifts he so thoughtfully got me...

I had been talking about this perfume for months... it's my favorite right now <3

The big jambox (in white, of course) was perfect!

Saturday night started at my favorite wine bar, where we shared a bottle and ran into some friends. Then he spoiled me with a delicious dinner at a brazilian steakhouse.

It was such a wonderful weekend... I never wanted it to end!! <3

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Love You

Thank you.
For showing me how beautiful life can be.
For slowly leading me out of my darkness and into your light.
Thank you for all the little ways you make my heart sing.
for all the big ways you make my world a brighter, better place.
Thank you for being honest, brilliant, and kind.
Thank you for being patient, and slow to love.

Thank you.
for your strong passion, and confident desires.
... for your soft tone, and firm mind.
Thank you for your delicacy.

Thank you for letting me into your world, and allowing me to stand next to you.
Thank you
...for sometimes - letting me stand behind you, and when necessary, pushing me to stand in front.
Thank you for challenging me, and listening to my words.
Thank you for appreciating my mind and encouraging my creativity.

Thank you
For pushing me to dream and display the best parts of me.
For accepting my imperfections, and helping me realize my worth.

Thank you.
For all that you have taught me,
all that you have shown me,
and for all that you will.

I am forever changed because of you.

For that, I thank you
For that, I love you.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Big Sexy Hair

I hadn't repurchased my normal Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play in a while, but I was glad I did. 

I have the Root Pump Plus,  which works great - and ever since high School I've loved the Hairspray.

This time, I also decided to try their thickening spray Get Layered (which I love now).

They really do have great products if you're looking for big, sexy hair ;-P

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Home to Mama

Silly little song... but it's catchy, and hell...
I can admit it: 

I kinda think the Biebs is adorbs ;-)

Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson - Home To Mama

Monday, February 9, 2015


Random Snapshots...


Art in Minneapolis

CK Gloves

Baby last year in his sweater <3


Lucky Brand Boots

Friday, February 6, 2015

Street Art

A few months ago, while in Deep Ellum we managed to catch some local artists working. 

It was interesting to watch, talk to them, and learn some new things.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Real Techniques

These Real Techniques brushes are worth your money.

I've tried a lot of different makeup brushes, some impressive, some not so impressive
A while back I went out and purchased a couple more real techniques because they're affordable and work really well.

Decent makeup brushes are a must.
They make such a difference.

Friday, January 30, 2015

My favorite...

My favorite thing about doxies is how they love, love, love to cuddle and snuggle as much as possible <3

The babes parents have 2, and when we visit - I always have a lap full of dachshunds,

... annnnnd I LOVE it!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Temporary Hair Chalk/Spray

For the babes Christmas party, I wanted to do something different... add some color to my hair to spice my look up a bit (I had an all black dress, will post pics soon)

I tried all of these leading up to the party....

My final thoughts:

This was the WORST
I don't know why I thought putting chalk in your hair would somehow work?
It's really pigmented when you first apply it, but you literally cannot do anything or else it *poof*  disappears into the air, leaving you with hair that just feels kind of.... gross.

This spray was better... I use that term loosely. The pictures lead you to believe you can get a Ronald McDonald head of hair with this can. 
Not True. 
It takes a few coats to get it to show up (however, my hair is on the dark side), but by that time? Your hair is sticky, and hard, and looks dirty. This was ok if you're going for subtlety, one coat wasn't bad. 

Ok, temporary highlights is definitely not the way to describe this. LOL
Basically, it makes your hair kind of gold? but it takes alot to get there with hair the color of mine.
Better off getting a can of gold spray paint.

Needless to say, these sucked. I was not impressed.

Next time I will opt for a temporary dye.