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.


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.

IMG_9560Second course, salad. Nothing special there, it was good though!

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.

IMG_9573Fourth course, dessert. We decide we’d really like the bananas foster, but neither of us like white chocolate. Waiter says “Oh well how about I make it for you, but using a different chocolate?” Stunned we said “Can you do that?” “I will…” hahaha so we had delicious bananas foster with dark chocolate. It was amazing!

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.


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.


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!


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.


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


So excited for all the items this month!


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!


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


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!


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!


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 :(


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!!!)


I love the tape she used on the box!!


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


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


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!


June Julep Maven

June Julep Maven arrived today! (June 2nd!) I didn’t check this month’s box at all before it shipped so it was pretty much a surprise. I do have to say, that either my mailman (most likely he’s really terrible with this kind of thing) threw it up to our door from the bottom of the stairs, or someone tampered with it. Luckily, everything seemed to be in there, so thats good!


I do have to say… It seems like the packaging is getting sloppier each time.. Oh well.


The usual papers…


The inside of this month’s box… Sorry my photos are sideways, I forgot to put them in photoshop first!


I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about the loli-pops! I loved these as a kid!! I’ve already had one! Notice how Kitten was excited too? :D


First thing I pulled out was the Luxe up your lips, the tinted conditioning lip treatment. “Blushing Rose” color. Over the weekend, we went to a fashion show at SPU, and in the swag bags, Julep included lip gloss and an eye glider, so I was kinda bummed to see I got what looked like a lip gloss in my maven box this month… However…


Once I opened it, and tried it, it is much better than I could have thought. It has little bead-like things in it, that remind me of me of the Mary Kay Satin lips lip-mask. I’m guessing that’s because they exfoliate your lips! Either way so far I love it!


The colors of polish I got this month were Isabela and Manda. They’re both really pretty and I’m going to make a point to try both of them before I pick a favorite :).


All 3 products



May IPSY – Sorry it’s so late!

So my May Ipsy came a while back (it’s June.. sorry!) I just got too busy I guess. This was my least favorite month. I do not use, or enjoy most of these products. I’m slightly disappointed in it.


My May Ipsy came with Nuxe Reve de miel, It says it’s a face cleansing and makeup removing gel… however my somewhat sensitive skin it is too oily and just makes my skin feel gross.


I also got the Urban Decay 27/7 glide on lip pencil with bonus lip gloss. These colors are fun but not quite right for my skintone, the purple made it look like I was suffering from hypothermia haha. My lip pencil came in the mail broken, and IPSY mailed me out a replacement, which was nice!


Next was the Chella Eyebrow color pencil. I don’t use brow pencils but If I did, I think this one would be pretty accurate for my brows!


IMG_8020_2Next up was the Balanced Guru Style Me hair oil. This was by far the worst product I got. It is heavy and greasy and it makes your hair look terribly dirty. I have incredibly frizzy hair, so I’m really use to hair oils… but I won’t be using this one ever again.


Last isJesse’s Girl pure pigment eye dust. It’s a brown, I haven’t used it but I’m sure it’s fine :-)