Sunday, May 31, 2009
Special thanks to Mayra as she debunked the dermalogica myth which was exactly what the spa was peddling. Thank heavens I didn't fall for the pitch and buy that junk.
For now I'm going to keep with what I have, at least until it runs out, and reevaluate at that time.
Thank you again! I'm off to a bluegrass festival downtown and then headng to my parents because my brother and his family are coming into town! YES!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
photo found here
At the end of the facial, my girl Deborah asked what kind of products I use. Mindlessly I started raddling off Neutragena, Oil of Olay, and Aveeno.
I thought the woman was going to pass out.
Deborah launched into how I need a "real" skin regamin and at my age (28!!) I need to seriously think about how I take care of my skin. She offered me all of these pricey products that I should be using and told me to think about it.
Well I'm definitely thinking about it and wondering if she's right. Do I need to graduate from drug store products? Am I screwing my skin for the future? Or is Deborah using upsell tactics on me and I'm falling for them?
So I ask you, dear readers, what skin care products do you use? Am I out of the loop? Do I need to buck up and pay up? Help!
Friday, May 29, 2009
My personal faves are the monogram knocker and the second to last filigree knocker. I'm definitely going to keep looking and find the perfect one for my door. I'll make sure to post the transformation!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I may not be working my "dream job" but I'm damn lucky that I work for a company that I believe in and that lets me travel to places like this. I knew there was beauty in the world and consider Charleston one of the most beautiful cities ever - but I've never seen a big sky and amazing mountain tops like I saw yesterday. Yup, it took my breath away... sure did.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I'm a germaphobe. My phobia hits ridiculous heights when I travel. I irrationally don't worry about germs (all that much) in Charleston but the second I hit the airport I start panicking. I should have stock in Purell.
Even now, in my hotel room, I'm stressing about the germs on the remote. (There was a Dateline on how 'germy' remotes are in hotel rooms. Ugh....)
So now all I can think about is the following:
1. The sick couple in front of me on the flight hacking a lung all flight long and how contaminated I must be. (reminds me I'm due for my next dose of Zycam...)
2. Trying to decide how many times I Purelled today. I'm thinking close to 40 but can't be sure.
3. Thinking how dry the Purell has made my hands as a result.
4. Wishing more people would wear masks on planes so I could too.
Please don't stop reading because you now realize I'm an 80 year old woman.
The horse hooks aren't from Anthropologie... I found them randomly and now can't find them again to let you know where they're from! ARGH! I'll keep looking and update once I find them again. They're too precious not to know.
Monday, May 25, 2009
tackle a DIY project. I've been meaning to paint my
bathroom for a year and a half now and we finally did it!
The pictures above and below are the befores....
bland, builder's white, and totally not me.
don't do the color justice but TRUST ME - I love it and
it's amazing. Feels more like a spa than a little cramped
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We wrapped up Friday evening with a snuggle with Gus,
wine, and a murder mystery on TV. Perfection.
We visited Seabrook Island Saturday to visit with Guy's
cousins who were in town. It was cloudy but still warm
and made for a lovely few hours sitting by the beach.
A shot of the new bar/restaurant by the beautiful
pool and beach area.
Hope you're having as wonderful of a weekend as I am!
Friday, May 22, 2009
...will you regret not taking that risk?
...does that song mean to him what it means to you?
...did one small action change the path of your life?
...am I making enough of a difference?
...will I become the person I want to be?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I can't remember how I found out about rachelaustin but I'm in love and just ordered 6 cards. Yippee!
Below are some of the prints that she sells. What's not to love? She takes a map, paints beautifully over it and sells them for ridiculously reasonable prices.
I can't wait to see these beauties in person...