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Please help Kitters find her way home.


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This is Kitters. She went missing this week from her home near Somerset in Bellevue. She is VERY friendly, and will approach just about anyone. She suffers from Kitty Asthma, so she might be coughing or looking for somewhere safe to hide. She is indoor/outdoor, and wandered off once several years back, but thankfully was reunited thanks to her microchip.

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She was adopted from the King County Humane Society back in 2002-2003. Her family is missing her, and we are just looking for her safe return. If you see her please let us know!

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Some facts that may help you find Kitters:

  • This is Mitchell’s parent’s cat. She is seriously a wonderful happy and loving cat.
  • It is NOT like her to wander far from her home, so it’s possible she’s stuck in a tree, or hiding in a bush hurt or afraid.
  • She has Kitty Asthma, she could be running low on energy/coughing a lot.
  • She was 11/12 years old. So not so old that she couldn’t run or climb a tree if she came close to danger
  • She most likely would follow anyone talking to her, even into their home. Someone may have thought she was a stray (though she’s got some extra fat on her body, so I’m not sure that anyone would ever jump to this conclusion, but she’s been missing since Thursday so her health is unknown at this point.)
  • It’s possible she came home to be let in, but no one was around, or they didn’t hear her, and so she went looking for food or a cool place to lay in the hot summer weather (it was upwards of 100 degrees on Sunday…)
  • She is microchipped and registered with King County. If you think you’ve found her, take her in and have her scanned.
  • If you meow at her, she’ll “mrrow” back. Very social and very loving cat.
  • She’s an indoor outdoor cat. She is use to being out at night, and during the day.

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Julep Maven July 2015


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My July Maven box came today. Our mailman truly truly sucks at his job. I found it right where he THREW it. I was quite upset, I suspect I’ll be going in to file a complaint tomorrow seeing as he’s treated the last 7 packages like they’re complete garbage and he’s too lazy to take them to our door. He just throws them everywhere. It’s really quite upsetting. Several times he’s delivered them to complete strangers that don’t even live in our building. There are a few items that never showed up either.

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ANYWAY. It came today! Here is what I got:

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They were having a sale, so I ordered the Konjac sponge extra, and I’ll probably order a second one so Mitchell and I can have our own. I’ve heard great things about them, and I’m anxious to try it! For anyone wondering, it’s an exfoliating sponge that you use to wash your face. Here is more info on it. Lauren, they sell them on amazon, and I’m told they’re wonderful, and might help with any oil/acne/blemish/other skin problems people may have.

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My nail colors were Shari and Poppy. I meant to swap Poppy out, but I completely forgot. It’s not really a color that looks good on my skin, so I’m not sure if I’ll keep it or give it as a gift to someone. Or swap it on the Beauty Exchange.

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I also got their cuticle cream, called “your cuticles look thirsty.” — Smells amazing, I love it already!

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Finally, I got their brightening nail treatment. Which I intended to swap out… but didn’t — it’s okay though I’m sure I’ll still use this one!

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You, with your words like knives And swords and weapons that you use against me You have knocked me off my feet again Got me feeling like a nothing


I’ve been really struggling with some things emotionally lately. I just can’t seem to shake it, and no matter what I do it keeps re-surfacing.

There is so much hate, resentment and jealousy in the world, but lately I feel like a whole lot of it is surrounding my life. I don’t know if I’m just paying closer attention to other people’s opinions of if there really is an abundance of jealousy, and grudge holding around me lately. It’s really starting to drag me down. You know that saying “Kill them with kindness…” well… I’m about out of kindness to show people. My patience is really being tested lately. I can’t say that it hasn’t been tested in the past, but lately I’m feeling it from more than just the usual sources.

I better not say anything else. This blog post (yes a post about Mitchell and I), has apparently caused a lot of drama and upset, and uproar. Heaven forbid I do something like that again.

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The Melting Pot Bellevue.


A while back (really, months ago…) someone gave Mitchell a gift certificate to the Melting Pot. The other day, it was just too IMG_9557hot to cook in our apartment… so we decided to make reservations, and walk to the restaurant and put that certificate to use.

We got there, and ordered some drinks. After looking over their somewhat confusing menu, We decided that since the meal we wanted as 4 courses with 3 different entrees for the main course, we’d just share one portion…rather than 2.

First course: Cheese Fondue. Waiter alerts us that, free of charge, he’s giving us double the amount of cheese because “one portion is just never enough!” Sweet, we thank him over and over again. Enjoyed our cheese fondue.

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Third course, the main course. We were suppose to get three SMALL portions. One of chicken, one salmon and one ravaioli. The waiter comes over and says “there was a mixup in the kitchen, and you get three full portions.” Yes. You read that right, THREE FULL SIZED entrees. Meaning enough food for 3 people, at least.

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Then, the bus-boy was cleaning our table, and boxed up all our food and gave us all the sauces. It was seriously the best service we have ever experienced.








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Why I think this whole thing is ridiculous.


So, in case you’ve been living under a rock, or just away from the news/internet/public world… Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Gay marriage was a right and states can no longer deny same-sex marriage. This upsets me, but before you get out your pitchforks, hear me out.

The U.S. Declaration of Independence clearly states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

Before I continue, let me give you some background information. I, was raised in a strict Christian household. As I’m older, however, I’ve noticed that I was incredibly lucky to be raised in a home AND church that taught us to love everyone. I am always shocked and amazed at what other churches, and “Christians” say and how they react… or even treat people who are different than they are.

I think yesterday’s ruling is absolutely ridiculous because it shouldn’t have been illegal in the first place. The Bible teaches us to “Love thy neighbor” and that it is not our place to judge anyone. All sins are equal. So for those of you trying to use the bible as an excuse to not let others be happy, you don’t have a leg to stand on. You’re incredibly insensitive to the feelings of others, and your “sins” are just as bad as the “sins” you so rudely judge.

Next, back to the Declaration of Independance. “…All men are created equal…” and “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  To me, this reads, as though we should have NEVER been able to tell two people they cannot marry. I’m a big believer of if it makes you happy and doesn’t actually harm anyone else (IE robbery, murder, rape…) then go right on ahead. I think it is absolutely outrageous that certain parts of our government ignored the declaration of independence,  AND tried to prevent couples from being able to be married.

Congratulations to everyone who got married yesterday, or that can now be with the one they love, legally and equally.

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June IPSY!


My June IPSY came today! I’ve been really excited because it came with a super cute and fun eyeliner! I have to say this was the best month thus far! I’m really pleased with what came!

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I was happy it was the only thing that came in the mail today! Nothing better than fun mail! As you can see it came already opened but nothing was missing or damaged so I’m not too worried about it.

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LOVE the zipper to the bag for this month! So fun and colorful!

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So excited for all the items this month!

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First up, Pure Vanilla scented “The Healthy Body Butter” I’ve already used this, and LOVE it. The smell is light, and the lotion itself is light and great on my sensitive skin!

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Next, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Not sure I’ll ever need this, I use Mary Kay CC Cream and LOVE it.

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Next, treStique crayon shadow. I tested this on my hand and LOVE it. Even though it’s boring brown (I have so many brown shadows I don’t know what to do with them!)  It’s really smooth and blends well. I’m excited to really try it out!

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Next… My favorite! Ofra eyeliner. Look at that color! My iphone doesn’t do justice to the color, it’s a beautiful teal and I can’t wait for an excuse to wear it!

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Finally.. The worlds smallest nail-polish. This photo did a cruddy job. It’s a coral pink and it’s so perfect for me, but it’s so tiny it’s probably only good for one use :(

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It’s the little things that get me through each day.


Today I came home from work and there was a surprise package waiting for me! It was from my dear dear friend Lauren! It was filled with great snacks and fun things! It was such a sweet surprise to come home to on this random Wednesday. It was especially helpful because I got one of those “Hey you might like this movie” emails from Netflix today… and decided to watch it (This is the first time that’s let me down…) and It was so sad!! The Milano cookies Lauren sent me sure did help :) Without further ado, here are the goodies Lauren sent! (THANK YOU LAUREN!!!)

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I love the tape she used on the box!!

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First impression after opening the box “Wow! Lauren is too nice! Honey look!!”

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A note from Lauren on a postcard from Seoul! I’m guessing it was from her visit with Sidney? :)

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The goodies. How cute are those straws? And the word search?! Some yummy snacks (Cracker Jacks are gone, Cookies are half gone haha) I tried to blow the bubbles for Kitten but she was un-amused haha. I can’t wait for a sunny day! How cute is that roll of tape?! and the Cupcake liners? Thank you so much Lauren this was such a wonderful surprise!