Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Year of Change

This year is going to be the year of change in our household. You're probably thinking "Change? Didn't you just move from California to Texas?" Why yes we did. We moved so that we could start making the changes I'm about to talk about. 

So we have decided this is the year we are going to start adding to our family.  You know what that means. Babies! Or baby. Yes we do have two furry kids but I think it's time for some human ones. We've decided that after eight wonderful years together we are ready for some kids. Also I'm not getting any younger, so if we want to do this we better start soon. Oh and that stupid biological clock is ticking very loudly in my ears. I just started my last round of birth control and then I'm going to let nature takes it's course. Let the adventure begin! 

This will be my first purchase 

The big reason we moved to Texas was to buy a house. Right now we are renting a house, which is ok, but we really want to buy a house. We found out how much of a down payment we will need. Let's just say "Ouch". Now we just have to budget. Which is a new word in our house. Part of budgeting is saving money on rent. The house we have right now is way to big for us and a little too much for rent. We have decided to find a smaller and cheaper house to rent until we have our down payment saved up. Also it gives us a chance to live in another part of town for a while. 

So let the fun begin. I love a challenge and these will be the ultimate challenges for sure. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My Gym Rant

So as you know I am a bit of a gym rat. As of lately I've been going six days a week. It sounds like a lot but the results are worth it. Anyways, I hear lots of different conversations during my many hours at the gym. Yes I'm a women, therefore I eavesdrop. Oh and I also judge so beware. I would never make it at Planet Fitness. 

So Rob and I were over in the "stretching" area of the gym stretching after a workout. There were two girls stretching as well. This one girl starts complaining about how every time she moves a body parts falls out. Mind you this girl was wearing a low cut tank top and a pair of tiny shorts. Duh! Of course everything is going to fall out. Stupid girl. I learned my lesson about this once. It was when I started really lifting with free weights. I was wearing a v-neck tee and yoga pants. Well I bent over to do some deadlifts and HELLO there you could see right down my sports bra. Never again. Maybe she was trying to get attention or maybe she's just dumb. I would think she would put two and two together and think oh maybe I should actually wear clothes to the gym. Problem solved! Also she would of avoided getting the "REALLY?" look from me. 


Another wardrobe pet peeve of mine is sports bras. I am a large chested girl. The first time I tried to run it was very apparent how much that sucks. I learned that if I didn't want to end up with two black eyes I needed to 1. buy a really good sports bra or 2. wear two at one time. So it bugs the crap out of me to see girls running in tiny tank tops and their boobs are flopping all over the place. I know they probably think the guys think its hot, but they look down right stupid to me. Not to mention how painful it looks. 

So next time you go to the gym make sure your parts are covered and strapped in.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Goodbye Birchbox, Hello High End Makeup

So I'm stuck home sick today. I figure while I lay on the couch all day I might as well write a blog post. Since I have started my makeup journey I have dropped Birchbox and hopped on the Ipsy bag wagon. Thanks to my friend Michelle over at she taught me about the Ipsy bag. Let me just say I am so happy I dumped Birchbox. I got tired of getting hairspray and granola bars. Ipsy is the same price and you get at least 2 full sized products and they are things I will use. 

I recently decided to spend a little more money and buy higher end makeup. No more drugstore makeup for this girl. The extra money is well worth it. My first big purchase was a new concealer for my ugly under eye circles. I have had the hardest time finding something that will cover them. Finally, I found Erase Paste by Benefit. It's amazing! The best part is a little goes a long way so you get your money's worth.  

Well as you all know I had a birthday recently. Well if you are part of Sephora's reward program you get a free birthday gift. What I got was awesome. It was a combo pack from wait for it....Benefit. My new favorite brand. I got a mascara which I've been wanting to try forever and a highlighter. The mascara is they're Real. It is the BEST mascara I've used so far. It makes my lashes look fake. 

Last but not least I got a new eye shadow pallet. I've been eyeballing the Naked pallet by Urban Decay but I didn't want to pay $50 for eye shadow. Especially since I only really liked half the colors. So I finally found the Natural Eye pallet by Too Faced. I love the colors and a little bonus is that I comes with guides on how to apply each color. Another little bonus is they gave a free sample of primer which I'm interested in.  Rob even complimented my makeup after I put it on. He said I didn't look like I was wearing makeup but that I was just refreshed.  That's all I need since without makeup I look like I never sleep. 

So if you have been thinking of taking the plunge to high end makeup, do it! It is so worth it. Take it from the cheapest person you will ever know.