Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dinner at Beky's, 5 pm

I have decided that I love cooking! I've really been trying to try a variety of food while cleaning out my kitchen cabinets :) I'm going to start writing about some awesome meals that I've made; heck, if you're lucky...maybe I will make my own show-I see it now--Bekah and Beky (get it rather than Julie and Julia-okay, I think it's funny):

Weight watcher cookies:
-1 can of pumpkin
-1 box of yellow cake mix

Generally this recipe calls for Spice cake mix but I only had yellow cake mix so I spiced it up with some cinnamon to make it taste the same (better, I think).

Stir the ingredients together, bake on 350 about 10-12 minutes or until they seem done. You can make them into balls or just slab them onto the pan (that's what I often do!). Taste, love, and know that each cookies only 1 weight watcher point. Yumo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Curly, Straight, Frizzy, Pony Tail.

Welp, tomorrow is my 29th birthday. I remember when I thought that age was so old-I guess 30 is the new 20 so really I'm only 19? Being my last year before I turn 30 I've decided that big things are going to happen for me this year. :) I will be writing about my bucket list in upcoming blogs (stay tuned). The fist thing I decided to do was make myself look hot prior to my birthday by trying different things with my hair as I often wear my hair in a pony tail, and so it goes...

Three days before my birthday: I decided I wanted to curl my hair. I youtubed how to curl your hair with a straightener and then just thought I would put my hair in curlers before I went to bed. When I was younger we used scraps of fabric and then tied it at the end...this made our hair look so curly while my parents really used their resources. The entire time I was putting my hair in curlers, I shot back to my Dad putting my hair in the fabric rollers...he yelled at me...I yelled at him...he yelled at me and so on while he was trying to make his daughter beautiful! Hey, it was worth the try :) Back to the here and now-I woke up the next morning and I looked like Curly Sue. My hair looked wild so I ended up using my straightener and my hair was straight as can be. Strike 1 on making myself look hot prior to my birthday. My hair ended up in a pony tail and my Dad's curling of my hair as I was a child was more successful than mine as an adult, Go Gregor!

Day 2 Before my birthday: I got a gift card to Beauty Brands so I thought it would be fun to buy myself one of those curling irons that makes your hair look wavy. I'd never tried it so I thought it would be great. On my way to buy it, I was talking to my sister on the phone and we decided that it would be good if I put my hair in braids after I showered before I went to bed so it would be more wavy. Being the good sister that I have, she even called me back to make sure that my hair was a little dry before I put the braids in so I took her good advice to work and braided away (Hair partly dry). I woke up the next day with about 12 braids all throughout my head. I was so excited..I was going to be looking stunning that day in preparation for my birthday. I took the braids out. WOAH. I looked like I crimped my hair and walked straight out of an 80's band. I tried to use the new curling iron I bought to settle those crimps and make it look more wavy; however, I ended up with a FRO. Turns out, I straightened my hair AGAIN after trying to look stunning. I thought I had tamed my hair a little bit until someone at work asked me, "Uhhh, did you crimp your hair?" That's when I got the clue that my hair was a frizz ball and I pulled it back into a pony tail.

Day 1 before my birthday (Today): I didn't do a darn thing to my hair. I had a snow day so relaxed in my Northwest sweat pants (GO Bearcats!) and one of my Dad's old t-shirts (Not certain he knows I have it, but once he finds out he will be calling me or texting me to bring it back to him).

Tomorrow's my birthday: You may be thinking to yourself...well, she tried to curl her hair, she tried to make her hair wavy, so what's she going to do for her hair on her actual birthday? NOT A DANG THING! If you see me, plan on seeing my usual pony tail but I'll have a smile on my face knowing I'm proud to be me, don't know how to do my hair, need a new hair do, and most importantly comfortable in my skin-- frizzy, wavy, straight hair or even in a pony tail.

Here's to being 29! On a side note, if you wanna do my hair I'm open to it :)