Dry Shampoo: a Hero for YourHair

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Did you know that washing your hair every day is not necessarily good for it?  It makes it harder for it to maintain it's own oils and can cause damage and unnatural drying.  I'll be the first to admit I've gotten in the habit of doing so and it's not doing my hair any favors, and it even makes my color (yes I dye it) wash out faster than if I'd left it alone.  

Then there are long trips or camping excursions where you have no access to a shower let alone your shampoo-what are you supposed to do then?  I HATE the feeling of having oily grungy hair-it's one of the worst! 

One day while discussing my dilemma with the girl cutting my hair, she brought up dry shampoo.  Dry shampoo?  I had never heard of it before-let alone seen it in the stores when perusing the hair care isle.  She mentioned that it was great for days you skipped a shampoo but still needed that clean look.  Also, being a hair stylist she was very anti buying non-salon products-and when asked what I should buy if I bought from a store-her answer was TRESemmé.

That's where TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo comes in.  TRESemmé offers a full line of dry shampoos to revive your look and feel on days you skip shampooing.    The unique formulas strip excess oils and dirt from the hair, while the citrus infusions leave hair feeling clean and smelling fresh!

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  • Strengthening Dry Shampoo: The B12 vitamins and Keratin in the formula help strengthen hair and leave it full of body.
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Great tips for getting the most out of your dry shampoo include:

  • Shake vigorously before and after for best results.
  • Lift sections of hair and spray your roots.
  • Spray in short bursts about 8-12 inches from your head.
  • Leave in for 1-2 minutes.
  • Use fingertips or a brush to distribute evenly through hair.
  • If clogging occurs, simply remove the nozzle and rince under warm water.

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My Mouth Hurts

I Confess...
Night before last I woke up at 4:30am with a toothache so bad that I took 1600mg of ibuprofen and then cried until it kicked in. I then called in sick to work so that I could make an emergency dental appointment somewhere to have it looked at.  Even though it had stopped hurting most of the next day (probably due to excessive painkillers) it hurt when I touched my face so I was pretty sure it was super infected.

I Confess...
I found a new dentist up the road who my insurance covers, is really nice, and fairly attractive.  I'm fairly sure I'm breaking up with the dentist that I've had since I was a little kid in favor of going to this one now.  My old dentist really just does whatever-the new dentist is sweet and talks me through everything before he does it.  It's great.

I Confess...
The tooth wasn't salvageable, so they just pulled it.  It took an hour and a half and wouldn't come out-so they ended up cutting the bone to get it out-which means I now have to wait 4 months for bone to heal so they can put in the implant.  I guess that's ok, by then my insurance will have rolled over for the year.

I Confess...
My mouth hurts like a mother-effer.  Not going to lie.  Surprisingly-only slight discomfort where the tooth is missing (other than the whole in my mouth wigs me out!) It's my cheek and jaw that are killing me!

I Confess...
I'm now on antibiotics and Loratabs for a week.  I was nervous about the Loratabs, seeing as I've never had them before and I know they make my mother sick-and they make people loopy.  My dentist warned me not to drive on them since they would make me as well.  I took one-the only affect was that I couldn't sleep at all last night (LAME) and it wore off before I woke up this morning.

I Confess... 
I'm going to be so much more strict on my children about their teeth.  UGH! I still have a lot of work to be done...

I Confess...
I still went on my date despite having that whole ordeal.  I just doubled up on Ibuprofen again and warned him I wouldn't be at my best.  He was so sweet and offered to reschedule-but I really wanted to go.  We had sushi, and luckily this sushi places had their rolls in small bites!

I Confess...
He also took me to see Midnight in Paris which was one of the most charming movies I've ever seen.  The company was also charming-I think he's growing on me. :)

What have you to confess today?



10 Things I Would Do if I Didn't Have to Work

1. Go back to school.  The first thing I'd do if I was told I was set for life and didn't have to work-go back to college and finally get a degree.  Eventually I'm going to do it anyway, it would just be nice if I could focus on that and not have to work while I do.

2. Travel the world.  There's no denying it-if I had unlimited resources and time I'd be out there visiting every country I could get to and spending real time there.  Not just tourist stuff either.  Living like the locals, eating in hole-in-the-walls and experiencing the culture.

3. Write a Book.  I've always dreamed of being a writer, so having massive amounts of time where I can actually sit down and put it together would be brilliant.

4. Learn 5 different languages.  I want to be able to travel and speak with the locals-and if I didn't have to devote 8 hours a day to working then I could really put some time into learning languages.


5. Paint.  I used to love to paint-but lately I never have the time required to get everything out and do it.  It would be nice to be able to do that again.


6. Spend hours reading.  When I was in Jr. High and High School I used to easily read 7 or 8 books a week.  I'd stay up late, read in class, spend lunch with my nose buried in a book-all because I just couldn't put it down.  I really miss those days.

7. Spend more time with my friends and family.  The people that make my life a better place-that's who I want to be with as often as possible. :)

8.  Sit in cute coffee shops and people watch.  I love to watch people and imagine what their lives must be like or what is going on in their heads.  It's a nice peaceful thing too, and you can't go wrong with coffee!

9. Spend more time Crafting.  Especially with the intention of adding it to my etsy shop.  :) Wouldn't it be nice?

10. Spend more time in nature.  Get lost in my own head while out in the middle of a dense forest.  I miss it.

What would you do if you didn't have to work?

Mama’s Losin’ It


Swapoween LAST DAY!

Just a quick reminder:

Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for Swapoween!
Don't miss out, it's going to be so much fun! :) 
(We need at least one more swapper! Have a friend who wants to play?)


Bunches of Things

Happy Tuesday lovelies! 
How are you all today?

Have you signed up for Swapoween yet?  If yes-good job! If not-why not?  I've already started working towards matching people and man am I excited.  There are such great swappers in the mix already and I can't wait to see what everyone gets in the mail.  Check it out-there's only 2 days left! :)

Sunday we went out on the Paddle Boats at Liberty park.  It was actually pretty fun to go hang out with all the ducks and geese.

Hopefully I'm getting a new work computer today.  I'll be so grateful to have one with new drivers (the display driver fails 9 or 10 times a day on my computer!) and with a new HDD since this one keeps blue screening and taking 30 minutes to start up in the morning.  I tried my best to fix it with chkdsks and restore points-but no luck.  They're just getting me a new one!

I don't understand why people have to be so mean for no good reason sometimes.  I swear, why leave a mean comment on someone's Facebook status if they disagree with you on something. Get over yourself.

I have another date on Thursday.  We're doing dinner.  He's a bit intense sometimes-I'm not sure whether I'm just freaked out by some of the things he says because it is actually to early to say things like that, or I'm just being a ninny and those walls are getting in the way.  I think some of the things he says are in jest too-but that doesn't always translate through text lol. He's nice though-we'll see how it goes...

Isn't that the truth?

Have a great Tuesday peeps! 
Love your faces!



To Die by Your Side...

This week's song:
There is a Light That Never Goes Out
by The Smiths

What are you listening to this week?
Link Up!
(I'm going to go back to giving a prize to one of the people who link up.  So create a post about what song you're jamming out to this week, add the button and link up-and you'll be entered to win a monthly prize! Tell your friends and get an extra entry when they say you mentioned them!)

Don't foget to sign up for Swapoween! 


My Favorite Color: Teal

Mamarzzi hosted another wonderfully successful swap.
This theme was favorite colors-and mine is teal.
I was partnered up with the lovely Paige from Some Days You Gotta Dance.
Paige's favorite color is red.  See what I got her here.

Such a lovely package full of teal.

Measuring stuff and a spatula.

To go cup and lovely decorative piece.

The plates are my favorite! So cute!

Thanks Paige and Mamarazzi!



I Confess...
That I'm really excited for the swap the lovely Beth and I are hosting. I looooooooove Halloween! If you haven't already-go check it out!


I Confess...
I went on a date last night with a very nice guy.  It was comfortable and the conversation flowed very well.  He's really intelligent and learned, and we were able to throw opinions and stories at each other without it being weird. I really enjoyed the conversation. 

I Confess...
I've realized that the disconnected feeling I seem to feel even with people I find stimulating and enjoyable seems to be some kind of defense mechanism.  It's looking to me as if all of the previous experiences I've been through (most of you who've been here a while may remember some of them-HA!) have left me with this involuntary need to throw up walls right off the bat to protect me from rushing in and getting attached too quickly. 

I Confess...
On another note, I've never seen Better Off Dead-so I guess this weekend we're going to have an 80s movie night and try to turn it into a drinking game.  WIN! :P  Oh, and yes blueviolet, I plan on having me some Tequila. ;P

I Confess...
I'm tired of hearing people complain about Facebook changes.  It really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things...

I Confess...
Politics make me angry.  The hatred so many politicians spew makes me angry.  This party of NO BS makes me angry.  At least I'm not letting it get to me too much... But still.  Love, people-LOVE! A little more love is what we need.

I Confess...
I just hit 500 followers! That is EXCITING!  Do you know what that means?  Giveaway soon! Keep your eyes peeled very soon for it! :) Sooooooo excited!

P.s. If you'd like to donate anything to the giveaway for extra publicity/advertisement I'd be happy to include you and spotlight your store/business! I love my readers!

What are you confessing this week?



Where I'm From

I am from summer nights filled with sounds of croaking frogs and chirping crickets, from Otter Pops, and barefoot running wildly through fields with uncut weeds reaching wildly for the sky.

I am from many a home, from basements with grandparents living lives upstairs with ovens filled with rice crispy treats and freezers filled with fudgesicles-to prefabricated ranches on acres of first purchased land. 

I am from the milk thistle, cattails, crabgrass and dirt, the sweet smell of Lilacs, Hibiscus and Mint.

I am from barbeques, daddy daughter time, and elaborate holidays together.  From Cole and Shayla and Ryan.

I am from the homemade Christmas gifts every year and old records blaring the crooners as we sipped on pineapple punch and decorated grand Christmas trees with eclectic ornaments gathered throughout more years lived and filled with love than one could recall.

From "If you make that face, it'll get stuck that way" and "I brought you into this world I can take you out." From words made to scold or cause laughter, but said with love weighing heavily behind them.

I’m from weekends and summers filled with grandparents, camping, rope swings tied to tree branches, king of the hill, going out to dinner, movie nights and back scratches from grandma's loving hands.

From the old house that great grandpa built,  and summers spent stripping fruit from curling vines to make homemade jams and juices that can never be replaced by items purchased. From the swimming pool that brought the entire community together all summer long, and running streets with cousins and not needing to be supervised.

I am from Sundays at church and weekdays filled with Scouting events, seminary, and friends.  From inactive households and forging my own way finding "God", first by their definition and finally my own. From finding peace in something I am NOT from.

I am from parents who did their best to bring us up strong and honest, grandparents who were as close to us as those parents, and love filled memories hanging on the wall-faces smiling back at us reminding us where we're from.


It's Swapoween!

It's time for Swapoween! 
An exciting Halloween themed swap.
Hosted by Beth & Miss Angie

Are you as excited as we are?
Good, you should be.

Your objective, should you choose to accept:
Fill a box full of Halloween themed goodies for your partner.  This can be anything-decorations, candy, costume type things, etc!  They can be purchased items, or handmade items-just make sure it's a package you yourself would love to receive! 

Who can particpiate:
  • US Residents
  • Active Bloggers (Must post at least once a week)
Your package should be anywhere from $25 to $40 before shipping.  We don't want anyone to feel like they got the short end of the stick or have anyone break the bank-so please stay within those guidelines.

It's up to you how you package and send it, however tracking numbers are mandatory this time.  Tracking numbers are usually only about 70 cents extra, and they really help us figure out what happened if a package takes longer to come or doesn't show up.   (I personally prefer the flat rate mailing boxes from the post office, because it doesn't matter how heavy it is-it's the same price!)

  • Signups Start: September 21st, 2011
  • Signups End: September 28th, 2011
  • Partners Received: October 1st, 2011
  • Packages Mailed: October 8th or 10th, 2011
  • Packages Received: October 15th, 2011 (roughly)
  • Blog Posts up: October 21st, 2011
 How to sign up:
  1. Follow both Beth & Miss Angie's blogs to keep updated and participate.  (Private bloggers will need to allow both hosts and their partner permission.)
  2. Sign up using the button below and fill in all of the details requested.
  3. Wait for an email from the hosts confirming that you're in, it will include details for setting up your swap post.
  4. Post about the swap on your blog.  Post must include the swap button and links to both hosts.
  5. Once you receive your partner on October 1st, you can start shopping and/or creating!

Please do not create your post or link up until you've received the confirmation email from us.  Once you have gotten the email with the details, go ahead and create your post (remember it must include the swap button, and a link to both host blogs) and then link up here. :)

Addicted to The Doctor

That explains it EXACTLY.
I put off getting into Dr. Who.
But now that I'm watching it, I'm ADDICTED.

Source: imgur.com via Angela on Pinterest

Yes, this IS my dream.

Source: tumblr.com via Angela on Pinterest

I'm so in love with him.
Source: tumblr.com via Angela on Pinterest

Source: tumblr.com via Angela on Pinterest

I love the 9th doctor too.

I want to run away with him.
But he'd have to play the Doctor most of the time.
The Doctor is sexy.
Source: flickr.com via Angela on Pinterest

I'm thinking something like this as my Halloween costume next year...

That corset is AMAZING.
Source: google.com via Angela on Pinterest

I DO believe! :P

Source: etsy.com via Angela on Pinterest
Where's my time lord?
Source: etsy.com via Angela on Pinterest

Awesome quote.
Source: google.com via Angela on Pinterest

Sniffle, ROSE!

I have no use for a cookie jar, but I think I need this one.

I do however, need this phone cover. :P

This coffee mug too!
And to paint my nails like this.
If you have a limit, this is not going to work out.
Source: etsy.com via Angela on Pinterest

Must have.
This is exactly how I'm going to feel when I get to Matt Smith.


P.s. Don't forget to sign up for Swapoween announced today! :)

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