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New Car, New Car

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Guess what???!!! It is Friday!!! And by reading the title, you can tell that I got a new car!!! Yesterday I traded my piece of shit 2012 Ford Focus SE for a handsome 2010 Scion xB Sport Utility. And it drives like a dream! My first real car was a 2000 Ford Expedition when I was 17. So I'm used to driving bigger vehicles and then I totaled that and got a 2006 Chevy Cobalt (really I got a BMW before the Cobalt, but that was with an ex and is a horrible story) and then the Ford Focus. I do not like driving small cars. Even though this isn't an SUV, it is a big "wagon". It is so roomy, which is much needed when you have 3 large dogs like me. It also drives so smooth, has more power, and I just feel so much more stable and safe in it. So happy!!!

   And now I match Steve lol. I would never get the same vehicle as my boyfriend just to match. He is the one that recommended I get this and was telling me all about it and the Scion xB sounded pretty much perfect. I actually…

One Shirt, Two Outfits- Polyvore Post: Which Would You Choose?

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One Shirt, Two Outfits by heathermariehammel featuring long sleeve shirts
Warehouse long sleeve shirt
$65 - warehouse.co.uk


Dr. Denim stretch jeans
$31 - houseoffraser.co.uk


Black pants
lucluc.com


Michael Antonio high heel shoes
6pm.com


Zara shoes
zara.com


Danielle Nicole satchel handbag
nordstromrack.com


Accessorize green handbag
accessorize.com


Gold bangle
atstyle247.com


Jules Smith bullet jewelry
barneyswarehouse.com


Teardrop jewelry
$5.80 - colettehayman.com.au


Stella Dot band ring
stelladot.com


Express bead bracelet
express.com


What I'm Listening To

Happy Hump Day! So there won't be a WTF Wednesday this week. I am so out of it. I feel extra weak and just everything has been so much worse this week. I'm not sure if shoveling overworked my body or what. I even forgot my glasses this morning. About 20 minutes into my drive, I realized my vision was blurry- yea, it took me 20 minutes to realize that. I touched my face and then realized I forgot my glasses. I don't know how I could possibly forget that. But I'll be ok b/c they are just for reading, being on the computer (which I'm on the computer almost all day for my job lol), and driving. Oh well, shit happens.

   And after work, Steve is supposed to come over and I'm supposed to cook the dinner I was supposed to cook this past Saturday- but the snow ruined that. Chicken & Fresh Mozzarella Pasta...yum. He is going to sleep over and then we are going to wake up at like 2 a.m. (b/c I normally wake up around 3-3:20 a.m. on regular work days) and go eat br…

Music Festival Style- A Polyvore Post

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Music Festival Style by heathermariehammel featuring stud earrings
Kiss The Sky black dress
$65 - nelly.com


Denim vest
maurices.com


Dr. Martens leather boots
$170 - styletread.com.au


Duffle bag
yoins.com


Infinity bracelet
fallfor.com


Bling Jewelry stud earrings
blingjewelry.com


Choker necklace
pixiemarket.com


Accessorize fedora hat
accessorize.com

The Oscars

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Hello everyone! So I read a pin on Pinterest that had facts about the people associated with their zodiac sign (trying to word this correctly?) and it said a Cancer's (my zodiac sign) lucky day or best day is Monday. I seriously do not know how that can possibly be. So weird...

   Time to talk about the Oscars... well, what people wore at the Oscars. I know some people will disagree with me, but I LOVE Lady Gaga's entire look. Her dress, accessories, how she wore her hair and makeup with it. This newly engaged woman looks absolutely stunning!

      And Oprah has got it going on! She nailed it with this dress!!! It flatters her so well and anyone of any age could wear this dress. I'm loving the color too.
   Kelly Osbourne nails it again! I am obsessing over her style lately. By the way, I could definitely see this as a wedding dress. This is another dress that could be worn by women of different ages. Gorgeous!
   Now there were a lot of great dresses (suits, and outfit…

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

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Hi everyone! I'm bringing you a review on another one of InstaNatural's products, their dead sea mud mask. This product, like many of InstaNatural's products, is 100% natural. What is even more special about the dead sea mud mask is that it is a holistic detoxifier and purifier.

   Anyone who knows me knows that I have a lot of problems with my skin. Besides the fact that I am a young adult still suffering from acne, I also have a skin condition that I was born with called Keratosis Pilaris. This leaves my skin red, itchy, dry, sensitive, and bumpy. So I am always trying new skincare products.

   To use the mud mask, first apply a thin layer on your skin. If you are applying it to your face, like I did, avoid the eye and lip areas. Then leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.

   In this 10-15 minutes, the mud mask is absorbing excess oil, dirt, and toxins from the skin. It also helps to remove acne, pimples, and blackheads, as well as, restore an even skin tone.
This pictur…

Art and the Start of Tattoo #7

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Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! And for those of you getting snow like I am right now, please be safe and stay warm! I've actually done some cleaning today and am in the middle of doing a lot of laundry. I'm not getting as much accomplished as I wanted to but at least I am getting most of it accomplished. Steve is supposed to come over later tonight after he gets off work and I am cooking him chicken & mozzarella pasta. I'm hoping the snow stops before he gets off of work and the roads are safe enough for him to drive here *knock on wood*.

   So before Valentine's Day, like maybe two weeks before or something, Steve made me a piece of wall art. He makes these awesome shadow boxes with his drawings of moths and/ or crystals. He gave me one with a crystal drawing inside. They are so cool and it looks great in my kitchen against the red wall.

    He also just sent me a picture he made for me in case he doesn't make it over tonight to give to me. He dr…

Valentine's Day Weekend Part 2: What I Got

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Friday!!! Yes!!! You seemed like you would never come. Thank God it is Friday! 
   So I wanted to follow up with my Valentine's Day Weekend Recap post with the Valentine's Day presents Steve gave me. At first I didn't even expect him to get me anything and then the night before he told me he got me something. So I definitely wasn't expecting more than one present. I am so lucky :) I'm not sure if I ever mentioned what I got Steve. So if I didn't, I'll tell ya now. When we went to that concert New Year's Eve, he wanted this hoody they were selling but they didn't have any available in his size at the time. So I went online and ordered it. And he loves it, so I feel like I succeeded in getting him a good Valentine's Day present. It's so difficult getting presents for guys. I just got lucky this time.
I tried getting a decent picture of all of my presents together.
Both of these shirts are sold at the 717 Tattoo shops (Where he works as a T…

Valentine's Day Weekend Recap

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I know, I know, I'm a tad late on this post but hey, better late than never. Valentine's Day weekend didn't go exactly how I thought it would. I'm so glad that Friday night I asked Steve where he wanted me to meet him Saturday night because then he informed me that his friend and the girl his friend is talking to were also meeting us and going with us. I then found out that we weren't going out to dinner either. But it's ok because even though I wanted to go out to dinner and dress up, at least I knew ahead of time so that I didn't show up with my hair curled and in a skirt and heels. Plus, I really like his friend and the girl. They are both hilarious and fun to hang out with.

   After I was almost ready, it started snowing. I didn't think anything of it because it didn't seem like a lot and although I hate driving in the snow, I'm used to it. Welll when I started driving, the snow started coming down hard so that I couldn't see while dr…

Lent Starts Today?

So I definitely forgot Lent starts today. I rarely give up anything for lent and when I do, I usually don't follow through with it. Recently, I've started trying to eat healthier and stuff and am working on trying to not drink as much soda. About a month (give or take) ago, I started going back to only drinking soda when I ate out. But I'm also going to start limiting my tea intake as well. Anyways, I figure I might as well just give up soda completely for lent.

   Starting today until Lent ends on April 2nd (April 2nd right? I don't know, I Googled it.), I will not drink any soda at all.

   Are you giving up anything for lent this year?

-Heather

What the ? Wednesday

I want to apologize for there not being a WTF Wednesday post today. I have been really fatigued and feel like crap. My body aches and feels like I've been hit by a bus. And I'm freezing. I really hope this cold weather goes away and no more snow! *Knock on Wood*

   I hope you are enjoying your week and I will try to get my Valentine's Day recap post up soon. Happy Hump Day!

-Heather

Valentine's Day Flowers

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It is Friday!!! Yay, it is finally here!!! Who's excited for it to be Valentine's Day tomorrow??? I'm so excited for this weekend. Still have a lot to do and the cupcakes I was originally going to make just seems like they are going to take too much time and energy for my schedule. So I'm going to make heart shaped brownies instead. I'm hoping to find an alphabet mold or alphabet cookie cutters at Walmart tonight to make X and O brownies too.

   Well, it looks like this will be my last Valentine's Day related post besides the post I will do to recap the weekend and share my outfit I wore on Valentine's Day. So one thing people tend to get (or give) on Valentine's Day is flowers. In fact, my sister's unofficial guy gave her red roses yesterday for Valentine's Day since he will be in Vermont this weekend.

   I came across an article the other day on Yahoo!, no surprise there, listing 10 different Valentine's Day flowers and their meanings. …

Look What Got Delivered Yesterday

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Yes! Only one more day until Friday! Ugh and I have a Doctor's appointment today. The Psychiatrist. And I have to tell him my other Doctor switched one of my meds and wants him to wean me off another one of my meds and put me on something different.

   Anyways, so everyone tells me my purse is too big. I love my purse and love big purses but I knew I needed to get something smaller for going out to restaurants, places to see bands, convention centers (like the Philly tattoo convention this weekend!), etc. I am so picky with purses and I didn't want to spend a lot of money either.

   I really love Rebecca Minkoff bags. I really loved this one and some similar ones:
   But me being the practical money saving woman that I am (or trying to be), I knew I couldn't afford one. So I decided to look for something similar but much cheaper (I think the Rebecca Minkoff bag shown above is $195). Finally, I found this crossbody at Nordstrom (online of course). And it was only $32.00!…