Thursday, March 31, 2011

i heart photoshop!

so i'm not super great at photoshop but i do some damn good amateur work.  maybe one day i will take a real class on photoshop.

i thought i would share some of my creations.  most of the people are my mgrs that we would play jokes on.  :o)

sigfried & roy bob & lynn 2/09

dukes of hazzard lynn, brad & bob 2/09

charlie's angels bobb, brad & lynn 02/09

bert & ernie bob & lynn 2/09

roger as jc 7/09

birthday photo 8/09 for mgr lynn

same birthday year 8/09 mgr lynn


kyle, lynn, bob & brad 8/09

julie on her 50th bday pic 8/09

doug mug shots 8/09

doug diesel 8/09

team four horsemen feray, lynn, kyle, bobby & jody 3/11

team mean girls india, cristal, diane & julie 3/11

as you can see i've gotten better since i started 2 yrs ago but i still have some learning to do.  it's so much fun putting peoples heads on funny pics.

this one is my fave, it's me as a sexy navy sailor.  ;) 

i'm smoking hot!!!!  :o)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the blow thingys

ok, ok, i know they are called dandelions but blow thingys are much more fun to say.  :o)  let me tell you how i got so see something amazing & i had never noticed before...

so this weekend i went to a local pawn shop & got a lawn mower, i will blog about this crazy story later.  i had issues with it so i had to take it back.  they fixed it & i brought it home today.  my work friend jody, so nicely met me there to pick it up for me & dropped it off.  i thought i would just park on the street so he could back up in the driveway.  well this is were i noticed a peculiar looking plant.  it looked almost alien-flower like & then it dawned on me... it's a dandelion... all wet!  had i not parked on the street, i wouldn't have ever noticed it.  it's so pretty but the bad thing is my yard is riddled with these weeds!  i love dandelions, they are so whimsy & cute but in all honesty they are just plain ole' weeds.  :(  so that means i have to spray, i'm hoping to get some yard work done when the grass is green & the sun is shining.  i have some great st. augustine in the front yard so i want to nurture it & make my entire front yard soft enough to go barefoot.  i have to do the back breaking de-thatching first though.  that's why i need the yard to get green.  sorry off topic here are the beautiful wet dandelions.  enjoy...

so pretty

happy spring :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

super exciting new opportunity

do you love new products just like i do but don't really want to shell out the extra $$ to know if it works or not?  well here's your solution, just sign up for ExpoTV & fill out screeners & if the product companies pick you they will send you the product they want tested out & then you make a video with you in it describing how you feel about their new product.  IT'S THAT EASY PEEPS!  :o)  i can't wait i filled out my first 2 screeners & waiting to see if they pick me. 

just click on my referral link & sign up today. 

i saw this on my friend melissa's blog, she has 3 great blogs, check 'em out!
her personal blog
her cooking blog
her crochet blog

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

my lil' q is growing up

it's so bittersweet when you have these little epiphanies of your children learning new things, even the little things like learning how to color better.  my q came to work with me the other day after school & let me tell you she was on her best behavior!  i couldn't believe how well behaved she was (i really think she was tired).  i brought some colors & stuff for her to stay occupied.  usually she cuts up with the sales reps & gets a little loud & rambunctious & i have to keep telling her to quiet down.  :o)  but not this time, she was quiet & everyone asking if she was always that good.  for the most part she is such a good girl and listens but most of you know how 5yr olds are.

such a big girl!

now, this may not look very "pretty" but its such an improvement from before she started pre-k!  SHE STAYED IN THE LINES!  this is such a hard thing for little kids to learn, hell i even get out of the lines on occasion.  :) 

so we have a little back story on my little pony...  q used to call them "high" little pony all the time.  i loved it!  then she said the funniest thing about them & well... you know how my mind works i made a big joke about it but of course she didn't get it, so i thought i would tell you our little convo about "high" little ponies.

q: mommy, i love "high" little ponies
me: me too, they are so cute!
q: did you know that "high" little ponies eat grass
me: yes i did, that's why they are "high" little ponies

hahaha, still cracks me up!  we joke about this at home on occasions, the daddy & i.  sadly, "high" little pony doesn't exist anymore.  we just have the plain ol' my little ponies now.  :(  oh well, no telling what hopp will come up with.

Friday, March 18, 2011

yarn giveaway

knitpurlgurl is giving away 3 skeins of lion brand lb collection cotton bamboo in the color of their choosing!!!  (i love every color they have in the collection) how exciting is that?!?  i know i would love love love to win this yarn, however ijason would rather me not buy anymore because i have a bunch at home already.  :o)  i can't wait to check her site out some more.  there are lots of ways to get your name in on the drawing so head over there now & get started on your entries. 

don't you just love her logo? :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Dainty Daisy: Success!

an update on the blog auction i was talking about. :o)

The Dainty Daisy: Success!: "I wanted to post to thank everyone for the success of the blog auction for my sister and her husband's adoption of a little boy in Ethiopia...."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 march madness begins!

ok, so i'm not a sports expert & nor do i pretend to be one but i love to do the basketball bracket for ncaa basketball.  i suck EVERY YEAR but it's still fun.  most of the time i try to do a little underdog, a little favored & a few of my picks are because i like the names.  i know, a man would never say that but i'm a female so i can say stuff like that.  ;)  last year we did one with friends & then i did one at work.  this year i'm just doing one with work.  so without further ado here is my bracket for this year.  i'm taking bragging rights this year damnit!!!  :D

we got a winner right here!  i have kansas beating duke in the finals with a score of 75-72.
good luck to all you bracket players out there.  :)
fyi, the names i like are Vanderbilt aka Vandy & Gonzaga. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

nice 'n easy colorblend foam

this is the actual color i got, medium reddish brown
whatever you do, do not purchase this CRAP!!!! it was an EPIC FAIL!!! i was so excited that nne was giving away 100,000 boxes away for free, i made sure i was on fb at the right time because each day they had so many to give away & they went fast. i got one on my second try. i dye my hair quite often & have yet to find one i truly like. maybe it's because i'm el cheapo when it comes to anything i buy. there are few things i actually pay full price for because i'm a firm believer that generic is just as good.

ef #1, this does NOT foam! well not like the commercial makes it out to be. it looks so neat, like mousse. um, this was like foaming hand soap, all liquid-y & nothing like mousse! i put some in my hand and applied just as the box says, after shaking forever, it doesn't mix well either. i thought it was a pump but nope you have to squeeze the bottle to get out the "foam".

ef #2 this is extremely liquid-y so when you apply it by hand it slides right off onto your clothes! i wore a nightgown when i applied it, i knew i would be ok getting some on it, well i got A LOT of it on my nightgown! >( i'm use to the occasional dye on the back collar because of the hair at the nape neck brushing against the collar. this was on my shoulder, a huge glob! the first application of the dye went directly on my gown. wtf! are you kidding me?!? i got some on my skin: wrist, shoulder, chest, forehead, ears & neck.

ef #3 the smell, omg this shit stinks so bad. most dyes do but this is horrific, the stench is so bad q commented on it about 3x during the course of her using the potty (mom never gets to have any time to herself, everyone has to follow). i bent over one time to make sure i got the hair at the nape of my neck & i almost passed out the fumes were so potent!

ef #4 this crap doesn't rinse off well or at all! so i hop in the shower to get all this mess off & my hair WILL NOT rinse clean. i swear i rinsed it for a good 15-20 minutes & it would not rinse clear!

ef #4 your hair feels super dry, clumped together & just GROSS. if you have ever had your hair highlighted, you know the feeling of your hair being hard & just about to break off? this is how terrible it felt after it got rinsed off, well as much as i could get rinsed off. the conditioner was the only up-side to this whole fiasco! even after applying the conditioner, which smelled good, could not mask the smell of the dye. this shit stinks! i washed it again & it smells just as bad today as it did on saturday when i did it!

ef #5 doll hair or hair transplants. you know you can tell when someone gets hair transplants, it looks like doll hair. well it doesn't rinse off your scalp hardly at all so when you towel dry your hair all you see is the dye in your hair pores & it looks just like hair transplants. i was mortified! i had a retirement party to go to that night & there was no way i could possibly go looking like so after my hair was rinsed & conditioned, i scrubbed my scalp with a wipe, luckily it got all of it off my scalp far enough up you couldn't tell. i shouldn't have to scrub my scalp with a wipe to get it off. i have used the color silk stuff before, you know the 2.97 dye you can get at walmart & heb that's super cheap & comes out in the shower each time you wash for like 2mths?

sorry, lighting is bad but this is my stain on my arm below the wrist
& it looks worse in person.  my shoulder & chest stains are WORSE!!!
ef #6 skin is all stained up! i have a mark on my that. luckily baby wipes are the best hair dye removers (best when used right away). the only reason i didn't have stains on my forehead is because i used baby wipes to remove all of that. wrist that looks like a weird birthmark or a huge freckle that will not come off. i have stains on my shoulder & chest that will not come off either. i asked someone that used it as well if she had staining issues, she said she had stains for 1wk after dying her hair! if you get any on your counters it took her 1mth to get it to go away. i have tile so it wiped right off.

so i thought well maybe mine was defective but after asking her if hers was the same way (and it was) and then reading all reviews (after applying should have looked before i tried it out, i would have felt more prepared) it is definitely not just a "i had a defective bottle, foaming dye".

so heed my warning... DON'T BUY THIS SHIT!!! stick to your regular nne dye if you use them & please don't waste $8-10 on this crap. the color turned out good but not worth all the hassle & mess & stench!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

retro days

just a short post about q & hopp. i went to dittos last week & picked up some dresses for q & hopp for the spring. we got these hot pink croc boots from my sister a year or two ago & q fell in love with them the minute i pulled them out of the bag. now it's hopp's turn to wear the crap out of them. so with one of the new dresses & those hot pink croc boots, hopp was struting her 60s look. if you ever get a chance to get a pair of the croc boots, get them. they are so cute, the last time i looked they had the hot pink, bright yellow & electric blue colors but now they have 3 different styles & the ones kind of like ours, now comes in 6 different colors! they are like $25-40 but i swear these things CAN NOT be destroyed! hopp is the 3rd child to wear these & they still look brand new & you can even put them in the dishwasher to wash. :o)

this morning (this was 2 days ago, blogger has been having issues with pictures uploading, finally got them in) q was dead-set on wearing a tutu to school. i remembered my mil bought her one with a shirt & a pair of leggings to go with it. after her finding every tutu in the house but that one, i helped her look for it, i remember washing the crazy thing. well i found it & she was super excited! so today she went to school in her 80s gear. it was so cute, when we got to school, i heard, "ohhhh qeylee, you look so pretty!" & then i heard, "qeylee, i want to sit next to you.". as silly as i thought she looked, it made her day to know that everyone thought she was pretty. just brings tears to my eyes knowing that. everyone wants to be accepted & liked and if i ever had a doubt in my mind that q didn't have any of that i knew for sure today she has plenty of that. it doesn't hurt that she is "ms social butterfly". :]

enjoy the rest of the week, not for sure if i will post again till next week.