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Thursday, July 30, 2009


What started out as a personal obsession has now become my new business...

Eyelash Extensions!
What better way to celebrate then a giveaway worth $75!

Here's what you have to do:
1- leave a comment by Aug. 8th at 6:00 pm (Saturday)
2- to help me get the word out, make a post on your blog with this ...
AND a link back to this post from your blog!

If you are the lucky winner you'll get your eyes glamourized with a beautiful, flirty lash set for free!

If you don't win, I will still give you $10 off a full set just for posting on your blog!

Starting price for a full set is $75 and a fill (within 6 weeks) is only $35!

How about a before and after


And a big fat thanks to my gorgeous eyelash models! The pictures don't even explain how awesome you look!

I can't even tell you how excited I am about this! Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Aly, I know I just barely met you, but you and Oakley are already some of my favorite people! I felt like a little girl at a slumber party because we were giggling so hard during the entire shoot! Oakley couldn’t have been more adorable! Just a few of the many...

A perfect day

What an incredible blessing!

June 7, 2009

family, friends, and a heart full of gratitude

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rosie and Spencer

This was way too much fun! Thanks for letting me take your pictures! Girl, look at you work this one!
Or maybe edited like this?

And my favorite!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What to do?

I am not a decision maker. With that being said, I have about a week to make my decision.

The question isn’t can I do it, because sure I can. The question is do I want to do it and is it worth it. Is it worth my sanity?

For the last month or so I have had anxiety about starting school again. The last two years have been so hard for me. Maybe it’s just my personality, but sadly my entire life revolves around school from August to July. The housework slacks, the good wife disappears, and out comes the obsessively stressed out teacher with way too much to do. Teaching is like a heavy burden that follows me around everywhere and is constantly in my head telling me how many papers I still have to correct and how little time I have to do it.

After the first year of pulling in my parking space in the early morning dark and pulling back out at night without seeing a drop of daylight, I decided something needed to change. The obvious answer was that I was trying too hard and doing too much. Yes, I am a perfectionist, but the solution of slacking a little more and depending more on teacher aids still didn't solve the problem. I feel like I slack already, how can I let even more go? I decided I picked the wrong subject to teach. It’s not just me, all the English teachers seem to have my same time problem.

So, is this what I really want again for this year? Do I want to jump back into school when I just barely found happy Mitzi again these last few school free months?

With Chris’ first year of pharmacy school and a new baby, I often think I need to be at home. With us both going full speed, I'm sure Hayes would suffer if not. When school starts, Chris would have to give me more laundry responsibilities and dish scrubbing lessons though so I could be a good wife again. But at the same time, I think I shouldn't waste my degree and give up on something that helps society and doing something that I think I do well. Why can't I make a decision? Either decision I make makes me feel guilty and like I'm doing something wrong or letting people down.

I have one week to decide or I'll have to pay a $500 fine if I quit. Right now I'm leaning toward staying with my family and trying to make money wherever I can. My family is my numero uno priority, so I need to do what is good for them, but thinking of quitting makes me sick to my stomach. What to do, what to do? To leave on a happy note, here is a picture I snapped of my 3 month old!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hayes' birth announcement

front back

So it took me a while to post this, but here it is!