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Monday, August 31, 2015

VMAs

   Meh, it's Monday. Let's keep it simple. Here are a few of my absolute favorite looks from the VMAs. There are others I really liked but these are my tops.







All Photos via Yahoo! Style

   Enjoy your Monday and try to stay sane!
-Heather

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Get Sun Kissed Legs

   Good evening y'all! So last Saturday (yes, I know this post is late) my mom and I went out to celebrate. I can't tell you exactly what we celebrated just yet but I will soon. I rarely get to go out and when I do go out, that is pretty much the only time I get to show off my legs... unless running errands in spandex-like shorts counts.

   The end of summer is getting close and I really wanted to wear a pair of shorts out but my legs are so pale. Like really pale. This lady has had no time for tanning this summer at all. So what is a girl to do? Use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs! I have used countless tanning products and I have tanned in tanning beds (and outside). But I'm not trying to get skin cancer, so I said goodbye to tanning beds. I have tried spray tans, sunless tanning sprays sold in stores, and other different types of sunless tanning lotions and creams. But this one is different.

   First, I loved that this sunless tanner is water resistant. That's a huge plus. I do not want to go back to being that girl at the 8th grade pool party with her spray tan coming off. No thanks. Another thing that really sets this tanner apart from other sunless tanners is that it is like makeup. It even says on the bottle that it is "Leg Makeup". It is a spray but feels similar to a light foundation.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs for fair skin!

It was really difficult to capture a good picture. At first, I saw there were areas of uneven color.

*Sorry for the bloody band-aid. I cut myself shaving but I really like this picture.

After applying the leg makeup, I rinsed my hands. I rinsed them like I normally would and didn't do extra scrubbing or anything and look! My hands are clean! No orange-y hands!

After waiting a few minutes, the tanner started looking like it was evening out and I was very happy with the end results.
            Without a filter                       &                  With a filter              
                         
So this is my outfit I wore that night. I kept it pretty casual. I've been trying to tone my tummy lately but I was just having one of those days where it was looking pretty flat. 

   I wanted to note that my legs did not feel like I had put any type of product on them at all. They were dry, smooth, and I didn't feel like it was coming off whatsoever. 

   I will definitely be using this product again. I just love how light it felt and the results. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

-Heather

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bring a Little Sunshine into Your Dog's Life

   Good Morning. Today I share with you a very special dog toy. I don't remember all of the specific details but sometime in July or June- I think earlyish July, The Diva Dogs posted on Facebook that there were going to be a number of limited edition Jolly Balls made, in honor of Champ, sold online at Carolina Pet Pantry.

   Let's back up for a minute. Who is Champ? While I am not going to tell Champ's whole story or go into great detail about him b/c I was not his dog momma and was not involved in his rescue, I will brief you. Champ was/ is a rescued English Bulldog. And y'all know that I have such a soft spot in my heart for English Bulldogs. His mom who adopted him took care of him, nursed him back to health, loved him with all of her heart and made his last years the best years he ever had. She gave him that spoiled Bulldog life that every dog deserves. Sadly, Champ passed away this year. Champ loved Jolly Balls (and so do his other bulldog siblings).

   And thus came the Limited Edition Champ Jolly Ball. There were only a certain number made and you had to preorder them. My mom and I both ordered one and we were so happy that we were able to get one each before they sold out. 100% of the proceeds went to two bulldog rescues.

"You Are My Sunshine" is the quote and theme for this ball because that is what Champ's mommy used to say to him all the time. 
^Champ

"Come on mom, we are sitting. Just drop the ball already!"

"Yum, sunshine tastes good."

They darted after the ball... well Tigger just kind of trotted over there. Audrey's little hind legs up in the air look sooo adorabull- yes, when I am talking about my bulldogs, I spell adorable "adorabull".

She got the ball first.

"Hmmm, so this is what sunshine smells like."

"And I like it!"

"Hey, give me that back! That's my ball."

"This is my Limited Edition Champ Jolly Ball. Sorry mom, I chewed the handle."

"Sunshine and Jolly Balls just taste sooo good!"

I love this picture of Champ and below is the end of the letter with Champ's paw print that was included in each package with the Jolly Ball.

   I feel so blessed to have gotten one of the Jolly Balls that were made in memory of Champ and that all of the proceeds went to two Bulldog rescues. Champ will never be forgotten.

   -Heather

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pet Giftbox #5

   Almost halfway through the work week. I consider around noon to be halfway through the work week and boy am I tired this morning. Someone paleeease stick some wires in my eyes and charge them up.

   Sooo I have decided to drop Pet Giftbox. In case you do not know what Pet Giftbox is, it is a monthly subscription and you get a box of a variety of dog products each month. It usually has some treats, 1-3 toys, and sometimes another type of product such as pet balm or doggie bags or something. Although they are a few bucks cheaper than some of the other pet subscriptions, it just isn't worth it. The first box or 2 had good quality dog toys but the last few just kept getting worse. I feel like I gave Pet Giftbox a fair shot, 5 months. All of the dog toys that have been in the last few boxes have been destroyed the same day I gave them to the dogs or 2 days if I'm lucky. This box, I feel like the toys are borderline Dollar Tree quality dog toys. It's unfortunate that it didn't work out but I just feel like it's best to cancel my- the dogs'- subscription

Heat Wave. Dog Days of Summer. It's kind of ironic/ weird that I got a box with "Dog Days of Summer" on it 1 day before the dog days of summer are over. 
 There is a card like this in every box. However, what is different about this box is that there are no retail prices listed. In all of the other boxes, this card listed the retail price of each and every item and the retail value as a whole. I really liked this because then I knew how much I was saving by using Pet Giftbox. So I was pretty disappointed when I opened up the box to find the card without any retail prices on it.

 If I remember and have time, I plan on giving this dog ice cream to the dogs tonight. It has a very strong maple scent, which is nice. Usually the boxes contain pre-made organic treats made in the USA. So I was a little disappointed when this box didn't have any. Now I have to go to the store to get the dogs treats. Even though all I had to do was add water and allow it to freeze in the freezer for at least 5 hours, I still didn't want to have to actually make something.

 I'll admit, it is kind of my fault that I didn't read the back before opening it. I figured there was dog treats in there but when I ripped the package open and powder went all over, I realized I was wrong and read the back. This one is cool and all but again, I didn't want to have to actually make dog treats. This one requires either 1 or 2 extra ingredients that do not come with the powder and you have to put it in a silicone mold (which I do not have) or something similar. I just packed pretty much all of my bakeware away already! Ugh. So I don't even know if I'm going to give this one a shot.

 I haven't heard of this brand and plan to look up reviews but I always like to have extra paw balm for the dogs' feet for the Summer if I have to walk them or something. And it definitely doesn't hurt that there's an English Bulldog on the packaging :)

 These toys are cute for the theme- I love themes. Buuut like I said earlier, they were kind of borderline Dollar Tree quality. The shark got ripped up in less than half an hour. The lifeguard toy is pretty much destroyed and I didn't want them to have it for that long anyway because the material under the fabric is plastic. I usually try to stay away from giving my dogs plastic toys.

   So I officially cancelled the subscription with Pet Giftbox. In a few months, I am hoping to join this new other pet subscription that is for English Bulldogs and meets the Bulldog's needs. But for now, no new subscriptions.

Happy Hump Day!

-Heather

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tattoosday: Tattoo Fails

   So most of you know that I love tattoos and love getting tattooed. I came across one of those sites of hilarious tattoo fails today. If you go to Google, they will give you more than enough images and links showcasing these fails from spelling errors to freakishly scary messed up portraits.

   I thought I'd give y'all a laugh today and share some hilarious tattoos that have spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. If you go to a good artist, know spelling and grammar yourself, and make your artist write the word or quote or whatever on the area of your body in marker and look at it prior to them starting the tattoo, then this shouldn't happen.

   I'm sharing just a few of the many tattoo fails from Just Something

I feel like a lot of tattoos that I see with the word "regret" always have a spelling error whether it is the actual word "regret" or a word in the quote. Pretty Ironic huh?

 
In some cases, I think the person getting tattooed and/ or the artist thinks they are using the correct form of the word or correct spelling even though it's wrong. Maybe they should double check that...

Well, I'm not quite sure what "ridioulous" is but I don't think I'd want to be it.

You only live once so you might as well get "You Only Life Once" tattooed on you, right? 

   Please remember to do extensive research when choosing a tattoo shop and the Tattoo Artist. Unless you want to take the risk and let the artist do your tattoo freehand, I suggest you make him or her draw/ write it out on the area getting tattooed, and then go look at it in the mirror before they start tattooing. 

Happy Tattoosday!

-Heather



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gotcha Day

   Ugh, it's only Tuesday? And it has been thundering. Lovely. I am tired as F***.

   So ironically, I got my dogs around the same time each year I got them. Not only do I celebrate their birthdays, I also celebrate their Gotcha Days- the day I got them. Audrey's was August 2, 2014, so I have had this little naughty girl 1 year as of this past Sunday. Tigger's is August 3, 2013 and I have had him for 2 years as of yesterday. And finally, Gemma's is August 4, 2012, so I have had this princess for 3 years today! It's funny how that little pattern happened. I joked around a few times this year that if I got a fourth dog this year, that it would be August 1st to continue the pattern. But as you can see, I did not get a fourth dog. Even though I consider Gemma and Audrey medium-sized breeds, they are considered large breeds. So I think having 3 large breed dogs by myself is enough for me.

   And what is a celebration without presents?!?!

 Tigger is a chewer. He destroyed a bunch of Gemma's toys and he taught Audrey to destroy the rest. He has also chewed up my couch and has taught Audrey this as well. So my couch is destroyed. The cushions are ripped open and springs are coming out of the actual couch. Oh well. Either way, he really likes bones but I usually never give him edible or flavored bones b/c he will chew them until they are small enough to swallow and we cannot have that. I had read a lot of great reviews on this Nylabone Dura Chew specifically from English Bulldog owners and after all, he is an English Bulldog mix. I decided to get the largest size, which I believe is the Super Wolf or Wolf Super? He loves it but I have been limiting his time with it because he gets obsessive over chewing bones and wants to chew them all day until they are almost gone. I don't want to jinx it buttttttttt I think this might last longer than previous bones b/c it is so big.

 These two toys are for the girls. They aren't specifically for one of the girls. I knew both Audrey and Gemma would love both of these toys and momma was right. I had been thinking about getting them a Wobble Wag Giggle ball for a while. I actually remember us having one for one of our labs growing up. It is hilarious and Audrey kicks it around like a soccer ball. And they both love toys by Tuffy. They seem to hold up *knock on wood* So I got one of their Sea Creatures. Larry the Lobster, who I call "Lobby". I haven't completely checked him out thoroughly but I know he has a squeaker in each claw. Audrey has already ripped off one of those tiny legs but it didn't leave a hole in the toy- thank God. By the way, I got all 3 toys from Amazon.

 And b/c I don't bake as much anymore and sometimes get so fatigued and weak during baking, I can't even finish mixing the batter. So I got my sister, their auntie, to make the pupcakes. I have been saying forever that I'm going to make the dogs pupcakes but never have. I briefly searched a few recipes and narrowed it down to 3. One had carob chips in it and another one had carob powder in it. I really wanted to try making one of these, especially the carob chip one b/c they are good for dogs and Gemma has had treats with carob chips in them before. But I could not find carob chips or carob powder unfortunately. So I got my sister to make these last night. I got the recipe off of Dog Tipper's website. They are called Dog Birthday Cupcakes but I call any type of cupcakes for dogs "pupcakes". They didn't call for too many ingredients and I liked that they incorporated canned pumpkin, peanut butter, and cream cheese into this recipe. The dogs LOVED them. I only gave them one each last night, so they will be overjoyed to have more today and a few more days this week. 

   Well, I hope everyone's week is off to a good start!

-Heather