Friday, August 29, 2014

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart"- Winnie-the-Pooh

I swear I am blessed beyond words. God has given me amazing, beautiful parents. An understanding and loyal gorgeous husband. Lovely in-laws and a wonderful sister and brother in laws and sister in laws. And all of that has brought me the most precious angels in the nieces and nephews. My sister has Landry and Hayden and has told me she is done giving me anymore. Kristen has Kent and Billie Marie and has told me that she is done giving me anymore. Angie has Colton and...

I was so excited the day she told me. Funny story about how I was told.....wanna hear it?.....of course you do! 

So I share a cell phone plan with my mom still. It is much cheaper to pay my dad each month than pay Apple so whatever. Well I had reached over my data limit so my data was turned off for about 3/4 of a day. I didn't know I had to restart my phone in order to get my data back. So here I am on a Friday going about my business when I get a random text from Angie explaining to me how she wouldn't lie about being pregnant to me. I was like 'OK. I believe you'. What I didn't realize was that was the only text I got out of about 10 other messages she sent me, including her picture of a pee-stick...showing me she was positive! I text-ed my dad (because we have iMessage) asking him about my data and he tells me to turn my phone off and on. And when I did, a huge amount of text came flowing in, including the pee-stick one. I called her screaming and apologizing for not responding. She said "Well I was confused on why you didn't respond. I just thought you were really busy at work!" 

Girl know me way better than that. 
being an aunt! 
There is no way I would have not respond to that! 

So this aunt is once again (and for the last time cause I have been informed that this is the last one from Angie) being blessed by another baby. I am rooting for a girl!!!!! Come on pink! 
Here is Angie and her perfect prego belly. She is 9 weeks pregnant and is due April 1st, even though we all know she will go early due to her heart-shaped uterus! Which is awesome for me because that means I get to meet this little olive sooner than later! 
(you can tell from the picture in the sonogram what I mean about heart shaped uterus)

Even though I know you are up at 2am eating crackers and drinking ginger ale just to settle your stomach so you can sleep...this baby is so worth it and will be so spoiled by Aunt Dani! I love you and love it and Congratulations! 

My sweet Colton! He just knows it's a boy and it's name is Luke!

Don't forget if you are 1 of the first 8 people to buy a 3D fiber lash, you will receive a free eye-pigment color of your choice. All the details can be found here!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In a box of Crayon's, I would be the pink one!!

Do you know what happened today, 51 years ago on
August 28, 1963?
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the African American civil rights movement reaches its high-water mark when Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks to about 250,000 people attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The demonstrators, black and white, poor and rich, came together in the nation's capital to demand voting rights and equal opportunity for African Americans and to appeal for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.
The peaceful rally was the largest assembly the capital had ever seen. With the statue of Abraham Lincoln towering behind King, he used his talents as a Baptist preacher to give his speech. He was also the last speaker of that day if you didn't know that. He told of the struggle ahead, stressing the importance of continued action and nonviolent protest. As he was coming to the end of his 7 minute prepared text, he was overwhelmed by the moment and went into an improvised sermon.
He told the crowd, "Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina , go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettoes of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair."
"I have a dream," he boomed over the crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, "that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
I read that King had used the "I have a dream" theme before, in a few sermons, but never to the point that he had made these day. His 7 minute speech ended up being a 16 minute speech and he ended like this...
"When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"
In the year after the March on Washington, the civil rights movement achieved two of its greatest successes: the ratification of the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished the poll tax; and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public facilities.
I believe that everyone was created by God equally. No one person is better than the other. It is the choices we make in life that define us and define who we are. We all come into this world the same way, and we all take our last breathe the same way. I have never believed in racism or sexism or making fun of someone to get something out of it. Just cause I use the white crayon to color in myself and the brown crayon to color in my friend, doesn't mean anything. It's just a color, not who we are.
Here is the actual 16 minute speech made by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
                Free at last! Free at last!
                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FREE! Wait...did you say free?

Yes...I said free. The first 8 people who purchase a 3D fiber lash mascara from my party will automatically get an eye-pigment color of their choice! Once you have made your 3D purchase, I will email you asking you what color you would like. Once I have all 8 of you, I will make the purchase and ship it to you for free! Oh...and one lucky person who makes a purchase from my party will win a FREE lip-gloss color of your choice!
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Curious as to what colors the eye pigments are. Here is a look at them. They come in 16 matte colors and 16 shimmer colors.

The lip-gloss comes in 10 different colors. I have them all. I am obsessed with them. They are my favorite lip-glosses I have ever been able to find. I love the colors and how long it stays on.

Oh and do you want to know a little secret?! Starting September 1st, Younique is coming out with eye-liners and lip-liners. Here is a sneak peek at the colors!
eye-liners on left and bottom of hand. lip-liners on right and top of hand
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"When you came in the air went out and every shadow filled up with doubt. I dont know who you think you are but before the night is through...I wanna do bad things with you"

Well it's over. It's done. One of my all time favorite shows is no more. I am not a re-run watcher so the fact of me watching another episode just for the sake of it, probably won't ever happen. My glory days of True Blood are gone.
If you have not watched the last episode, please don't read if you don't want to know what happened. There will be spoilers so read if you must.
And this is my take on the last episode. It's ok if you don't agree with me or think I'm wrong. Or if you don't even watch the show but are just curious to how to all we go!
I have watched True Blood since day 1. I have been hooked since day 1. It always seemed to keep my attention for the 7 years it was on. There were ups and downs and multiple deaths. Some deaths I will never understand, Alcide, and some deaths I was so excited about. But with all the changes they kept doing, one thing remained the same. Even if the characters were at odds, the love between Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton never changed. It was something I could always count on to remain true to the end. So when I found out that Bill got sick with Hep-V, I never in my life thought he would die. I thought that Sookie and Bill would be the constant I knew. Up until the last 5 minutes, I still thought somehow they would end up together.
But let's start at the beginning of the episode. Honestly the first 40 minutes of the show were quite boring. It was a bunch of chapters closing, and that I understand. When you get to the end of a book, you want to know where everyone ends up.
I love how Jessica and Hoyt got married and the fact that Bill could walk her down the isle. And the fact that Andy got to perform the ceremony was fantastic. Jessica and Andy have come a long way due to the fact that she killed 3 out of 4 of his daughters. So the fact of him being the preacher was such a wonderful conclusion to that relationship. I love that Jason and Hoyt are back in each others lives. The whole Jessica, Hoyt and Jason relationship ended how it should. Jessica and Hoyt were each others first loves and have always had this connection. Jason was never going to marry Jessica, even though I wanted it to happen. But after seeing Jessica back with Hoyt, I felt like that was right. That's the way it needed to end. Plus, Jason ended up married with 3 children (to Hoyt's ex-fiancé go figure) so his chapter closed beautifully too.

Being the last episode, I knew the whole mafia thing with Pam and Eric was going to end very quickly. Pam and Eric weren't in the episode much, which disappointed me cause Pam is my favorite character. But I do love that they are the ones who ended up with the antidote to Hep-V and made a commercial about it at the end. And that Sarah will end up living in her own hell with Pam and Eric since she is the antidote. It was a great way to end that.

Sam had left the episode before this one because he felt he needed to get away with his new baby momma. He needed to leave that poisoned town and start a new life. I honestly didn't see it coming. I thought he would pick the town that he loved. But I was ok with his decision. His character had slowly been sinking into the back ground anyways so I think they made a smart decision about that.

So back to Sookie and Bill. He asked her at the beginning of the episode to use her True Light to kill him. That way it would be taken away from her and she would never be in harms way again. Her fairy powers would be gone and she would be safe. The only thing Sookie has wanted all along is a "normal" life and Bill knew he could not give it to her. He had lived so long and had seen his previous family die that for the first time since he had been changed, he actually felt human. To the point where Sookie could read his mind, which she has never been able to do. Sookie told him she would not kill him, that she couldn't do it. She heads over to the church to speak to the preacher and he gives her some wonderful advice. About staying true to herself and loving who she is. The preacher thanks her for saving the town and she leaves. She gets in her car and calls Bill. She tells him she will do it. So they meet at the cemetery where his old grave had been dug up. Inside his casket was a picture of him and his daughter. I STILL AT THIS POINT DID NOT THINK SHE WOULD KILL HIM! She cast her spirit and at the last second tells him she cant do it. She can't give him her light. Her light is what she is and she can't loose that. So she grabs a shove, brakes it in 2 and jumps in the grave with him.

He's already laying in the casket so she sits on top of him, they share one last kiss, tell each other they love each other and he helps her kill him. The stake goes in very slowly and then bam! He burst into a glob of blood as she is sitting there crying! I seriously watched in disbelief. I really don't know how I didn't cry. I pondered on it all night about how they could do that. How could they kill someone who has been on it since day 1 like that. She gets out of the grave and cry's as she fills it with dirt. She walks out of there and turns around one last time and then walks home.
We see 3 years later and Sookie is hosting a dinner party. She is pregnant and cooking. She goes out to meet everyone and its this amazing image of everyone who is still alive sitting at the dinner table. We see Sookie kiss someone who I can imagine is the new husband but they don't ever show who he is. I don't believe he is important enough. She wanted normal and this is her normal. In order for her to have it, Bill had to die. It's so poetic and about 3/4 of me believes that what happen, needed to happen. He loved her so much that he gave up his life for her to have a better one. I can't imagine a more loving act than that.
Thank you True Blood for all the years. You made all the non-normal stuff seem so normal and fun. I will miss you and your weird ways. And thank you for reminding how in the end, True Love is what matters most.

Monday, August 25, 2014

WARNING: mutliple tissues are needed for this post. Trust me......Go on......I'll wait......

Something special is happening in my life right now and I would like to take the time to share it with you.
My sweet Landry Kate Smith started Kindergarten this morning. Kindergarten. Let me repeat...Landry Kate Smith started Kindergarten.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been repeating this to myself. Like if I say it enough, just maybe I will actually believe it. But sure enough, at 7:45am this morning, my sister and Tim dropped off their one and only girl for the very first time. I don't know about Kara, but I would have lost it. Poor Bobby does not stand a chance with me and my emotional situations. I texted Kara asking her how it went because I knew if I called her, we both would have been in tears crying. I can't stand to see/hear someone cry. I feel like I have join in on it for some reason. I never heard from her (she btw got a new position with Southwest Airlines and I couldn't be more excited for her!) but my mom texted me saying that she spoke with Kara and Landry did wonderful. She is sitting between 2 boys and one boy was playing blocks. She went and sat down and started telling the boy how to play with them!

That's right. That's my girl. You show those kids who is boss and how you won't take crap from anyone! And if anyone is ever rude or hurts your feelings, you brush it off like it's no big deal and keep on going. Then when you get home you call me and Ninny will remind you how wonderfully perfect you are! And then I will figure out what shithead said something to you and they will NOT like your Ninny! I am quite contained most of the time but when someone I love gets hurt, it's on. Get out of my way and let me go. I might be only 5'5 and 130lbs but when I get going, I turn into the HULK!

So back to what I was saying! I remember when I was in college, living at mom and dads. We helped Kara keep Landry during the week. And I would have Ninny Thursday's. Every Thursday, I was done with school at 10:30am. Dad would get her from Kara and bring her home for a morning nap. So by the time I got there she was ready to go for me. We would go to lunch and just spend some quality time together. I believe that is the reason Landry and I have such a great relationship. Those first years of a child's life are so important to have important people in their lives. They build relationships from that first moment. And I was always fun. I let her have what she wanted and it usually ended in ice cream. We would read books and play games and then we would nap. In the summer, we would swim. I loved my Thursday's and wish I still had them to give to her. I would do anything to go back and have just one more Thursday with her.
Your silly Uncle Bobby making fun of you even then!
My girl!
"Oh hey there Mimi"
Your first trip to Disney

Your first time to the beach

Being the silly little girl you love to be
 Your second time to Disney. Such a beautiful little girl you are turning into.
I just love your smile. Please never stop smiling at me like this!


My love for you grows bigger everyday
My 2 blonde beauties

Your first time on the new swing set at Mimi and Pop's
 Being a wonderful big sister to Hayden

And now here we are today, the little girl that changed my world is starting Kindergarten. Next time I blink she will be going to college. Then she will be calling me to tell me she met the man of her dreams. Then she will tell me she's getting married. And then....oh lord almighty I have to stop. The tears will not contain themselves so this Aunt is done!

Your Ninny could not be more proud of you today. Today marks the rest of your life when it comes to your education and what you will be in the world. I can not foresee the future, but if I had to take a guess, my guess would be that you are going to be something special. You already have changed my life for the better and you are going to continue to make an impact wherever you go. You are smart and extremely funny. You have such a wonderful personality and your smile can brighten my darkest of days. Continue to be this for the rest of your life and you will go so many places! I love you baby girl and never stop being you!
From the words of Dr. Seuss...
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

 You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets.  Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry.  Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.


You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted.  But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out?  Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored.  there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame!  You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

(it's a good thing I didn't wear much makeup today. the tears just wont stop.
I don't know how much longer I can blame this on allergies )

Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm bringing booty back

SO I was in the middle of making you my gluten free chocolate chip cookies last night when all of a sudden my brand new camera...just stops working. At first I thought it was the battery but the damn camera was still on. It kept making this funny sound like it was trying to focus. SO I get on the phone with Best Buy where I bought it from and they are no help. SO I call Canon support and thank God I got the lady from heaven. She had me do some troubleshooting things first but still it didn't work. SO needless to say, I have to send my brand new camera in to get fixed.
SO no gluten free chocolate chip cookies today. I did make them and tried to take pictures on my phone but it completely bummed me out and my cookies turned out weird (tasted amazing, just looked funny) so needless to say...when I finally get my camera back in I will make them again and this time, everything will work perfectly!!!!
My husband did love walking into the smell of baking and he did eat them and kept saying "Dang you Dani...why did you have to make these?! So addicting" I promise I wont forget and I will make them and share the recipe once my life gets back in order.
Until then...I am going to leave you with my new favorite song...the first time I heard this song I didn't quite focus on the lyrics. I just kept hearing 'All about that bass no treble" and it made no sense to me but the next time I heard it, I turned it up and automatically fell in love with it!
I am a women, not a stick figure. I have curves and I find curves attractive on a women. I do believe in staying healthy and fit but there comes a point to where skinny becomes too skinny and it's just not attractive. (to me...maybe not to you). Hips, butt and boobs should make us look like women, not sheet rock. So if you go through your day always worrying about if your fat...keep this song in your mind. Listen to it everyday. I know my man loves my curves and that's all that matters.
The song is called 'All About That Bass' and it's by Meghan Trainor
Here are the lyrics:
Because you know
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass

Yeah, it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin' that Photoshop
We know that shit ain't real
C'mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty, beauty, just raise 'em up
'Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me don't worry about your size
She says, "Boys like a little more booty to hold at night."
You know I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I'm
All about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass

I'm bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I'm just playing. I know you think you're fat
But I'm here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah my mama she told me don't worry about your size
She says, "Boys like a little more booty to hold at night."
You know I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I'm
All about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass

Because you know I'm
All about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass

Because you know I'm
All about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass
'Bout that bass, 'bout that bass
Hey, hey, ooh
You know you like this bass
If you would like to see her video...(I have watched it a thousand times) is the link to it. 
Speaking of being beautiful...Younique is inspiring women all over the world with their makeup. Head on over to my Younique website and see for yourself. I don't go a day without my 3D fiber lash mascara and my lip-gloss. I love all the products and I am so excited about the new ones coming out this September. And with the Love It Guarantee, what could go wrong!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

I can get your attention with one word........SHOES!

I have a new favorite obsession. It's called Kristin Cavallari and her shoe line! I use to watch Kristin when she was on Laguna Beach and I always loved her rawness. Her ability to take any situation and spin it. She never took crap from anyone and was always down to defend herself. She kinda fell off the planet a little when the show ended but then resurfaced about a couple of years ago when she married Jay Cutler, the pro-football quarterback. She now has 2 beautiful baby boys and this amazing shoe line!!! You can buy them at Chinese Laundry and at Nordstrom's. Here are few of my favorites!
This shoe is called Letizia and is on sale for $99.99 at Chinese Laundry. It comes in black, nude and pink!
This next shoe is called Leale and it comes in black and pink. Chinese Laundry has it on for $69.98!

I really am going to save up for this pair. It is called Lucky and it comes in 3 different colors, this, herringbone and black and it is $149.95 at Nordstrom's.

This shoe comes in 3 different colors as well. 2 colors are show and the third is black. The name of it is Laurel and it is $149.95 at Nordstrom's.

The last ones I am going to show are some ankle boots. Ankle boots are seriously in right now and they go with anything! And look good with everything! These are called Raylin and you can find them at Chinese Laundry for $159.95. I know that seems like a lot but for a really good pair of boots, it's not. Especially ones that will last you for many seasons. These come in 2 colors.

Thank you Kristin for sharing your creative side to the world like this. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Keep it up!
Kristin has her own app you can follow (just search Kristin Cavallari in the search part of the app store, it's free) and you can also follow her on Instagram where she keeps you updated as well.
Don't forget to buy your 3D fiber lash mascara to go with you rocking new shoes! When my eyes look good and I have killer shoes on, I can take on anything!