Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cat in a box

gotcha. almost.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Survival Kit

Here's my favorite summer stuff right now:

John Frieda "Beach Blonde" sun streaks (heat accelerated highlighter) for that just-from-the-beach-look,

Yves Rocher "
Bio Specific" toning water mist (like a bucket of cold water in the face, aaaaah),

Lahaina Noon Hawaiian sunscreen, hibiscus scented (for that Hawaiian feeling),

Sunsilk Summer Spritz (a beach-scented leave-in spray conditioner that for some whacked-out reason isn't manufactured anymore but I managed to snag the last two bottles for a ridiculously, ridiculously cheap price from my Target, so yay!),

Nature's Inventory "
Sleep Aid" wellness oil (for those hot, hot ((or rather, cold, cold thanks to the AC being cranked up)) Kansas summer nights),

and my Clinique "Happy" perfume. I mean, it's called "happy". And they gave out tons of free samples for Valentine's Day. How can you not love this?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Gloves In A Bottle" shielding lotion is awesome!

Yay, I got another lotion to test and blog about! This time I received the "Gloves In A Bottle" shielding lotion. Weirdly named, but absolutely on the spot. Right now, I especially use this for my hands before any crafting or knitting projects (yep, yep, there's still stuff going on here although nothing's finished yet) and, of course, before I use any household cleaner.

The cool thing is that it doesn't wash off so quickly, so you don't have to constantly reapply it. The lotion actually bonds with the outer layer of your skin and locks in natural oils and moisture. Sounds somewhat scary, but it doesn't leave any kind of weird residue. And you only need very little, so one bottle (price is around $12.99 at drugstores) lasts forever. This lotion will be a lifesaver, especially in winter when my hands get crazy dry. Thanks, Gloves In A Bottle!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Overland Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is in full summer bloom.. and they added a few new sculptures!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Diet dreams

Instant messaging this morning between me and the hubby:
[08:54] me: i had a dream that i had to fill out a lot of forms for some sort of application

[08:54] he: ooooh

[08:55] me: and one of the questions was "list at least 15 low-fat milk drinks"

[08:55] me: it was a german thing

[08:55] he: damn

[08:55] he: i guess so

[08:55] me: and i was like, i have NO idea, arrrgh! nesquik, and then what?

[08:55] me: and you, you kept saying "BROTH!"

[08:55] he: hehe
[08:55] he: well that's not very helpful

[08:55] me: no

[08:56] me: i was under some sort of time constraint to fill that out,

[08:56] me: but you just DIDN'T understand

[08:56] he: awww

[08:56] me: i think it was immigration visa related

[08:56] me: "broth!"

[08:56] me: hahaha

[08:56] he: i try to be helpful

[08:56] me: it has to be a MILK drink!

[08:56] me: you're STILL not getting it!

[08:56] he: put some milk in the broth

[08:56] me: i might get deported!

[08:56] me: eeew

[08:57] he: delicious

Monday, July 07, 2008

No, YOU go on a diet!

(6 pounds down, lots more to go...)

Saturday, July 05, 2008


After having copious amounts of brats and pasta salad, we went to the Leawood Fourth of July celebration, featuring the largest amount of bouncy castles I've ever seen on one spot (one shaped like the "Titanic" - DOOOOOOMMMM!), huge funnel cakes totally worth 35 minutes of standing in line for, a (pretty good) Beatles cover band called "Liverpool" (featuring 4 slightly pudgy guys with the original mushroom hair styles), lots of middle-aged suburbanites trying to rock out, (see video below), and 20 minutes of really nice, big FIREWORKS!

Unfortunately, we seemed to be sitting right where the wind was blowing the debris - the husband had a cardboard piece of rocket fall down on him, and little bits & pieces were showering down on us, but hey, FIREWORKS! Awesome! The danger just added to the excitement!

Friday, July 04, 2008

cat stalker