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Jacksonville, Florida
Mom of 2, wife of 1, worker bee, lipstick junkie, working on me one day at a time.
Interests: yoga, music, fashion, cooking, makeup, lipstick, eyeliner, cookies, movies, eyebrows, microwaves
Recent Activity
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I want to take a little time to reflect on the past year. It was a hard year, but in a good way. I dove head first into therapy, surrendered over to it, tackled some very old demons and came out the other side. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at fournineteen
This week, I found myself in a strange place: a university campus. Even stranger, it was my university campus. After receiving my official acceptance letter, I went in to meet with an advisor (whose last name is the same as my maiden name, and we came to the conclusion that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at fournineteen
I haven't blogged in a hot minute, so here's a short list of what's been going on in the goings on. My Little Ponies - Since I discovered I was having a girl, I secretly (or maybe not so secretly) hoped to pass on my childhood obsession with My Little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at fournineteen
Last week, I spontaneously decided to reapply to the university I never finished. As I'm waiting on their acceptance, I've got time to doubt what exactly I'm doing- after all the last time I was in school would be before some of my future fellow freshman would even have been... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at fournineteen
Yesterday my doctor told me I needed to decide if I wanted to continue on with therapy. I've been in and out of therapy for over half my life, and mostly it's been a positive experience. But never before now have I fully been ready to go through the process,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at fournineteen
So after a little less than a month, I think I feel safe saying my bedroom project is complete. I have a mirror and a picture to hang, and I still want two more pieces for the wall, but overall I am pleased with how things have turned out and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at fournineteen
So, music, right? Music has that crazy ability to make you feel like you can move mountains, to reach out and pluck us out of our daily doldrums and get us to tap our feet, or maybe even do a twirl around the kitchen. And sometimes, just sometimes, a song... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at fournineteen
Dear Sophia, Three years can pass in what feels like the blink of an eye. Almost every day, you say something new that reminds me of time's passage - you are certainly no longer the 5 pound infant I met that Tuesday night. I wasn't able to see you right... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at fournineteen
I remember in grade school, my sixth grade teacher Mrs. Hilgrass saying how there were certain events in life that you remember exactly where you were when they happened - for her they were the moon landing and the JFK assassination. I remember being in a kind of awe that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at fournineteen
Things I like right now - When my husband kisses me on the forehead Listening to Sophia sing Coffee (oh, sweet coffee) A clean bedroom An official weight loss of 11 pounds in the past month (yay) Bills paid Meal planning List making Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at fournineteen
My friend Melanie recently offered me a chance to take the Photojojo iPhone photo course, and I jumped at the chance. I love taking pictures and every now and then I get a decent shot. I have several creative tendencies - photography is one of them - but have always... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at fournineteen
Happy list: Lunch with my BFF Casey Cleaning out my closet Neon pink lipstick Reeses Peanut Butter eggs (I mean come on how good are they?) Red hair Warm sun A cool breeze during my walk around the lake A toddler with her toenails painted red Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at fournineteen
I thought I'd share a few pictures of my bedroom progress so far. I'm embarrassed by the state my room (and whole house, really) is in, and how it got there. Life just kind of stopped for a while between marital issues, child raising, job working, whatever whatever, and taking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at fournineteen
Things I'm into right now: Fresh hair dye Scentsy (yes,still - my house smells good, y'all) Faking a Southern accent (okay, it's not always fake) Bananas (especially when peanut butter is involved) Skinny jeans (after years of pretending they don't exist) Purging, reoganizing, and being as minimal as I can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at fournineteen
One of the great mysteries of parenting is discipline. I suppose there are two main schools of thought: those that are pro spanking and those that are against. But what about the gray matter? The stuff that isn't OMG YOU'RE GROUNDED (or spanked, or whatever) territory? The things that you're... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at fournineteen
I managed to make some headway in my bedroom this weekend. I went to Target early Saturday morning and finally purchased the Eiffel Tower lamp base that I've silently coveted for years. I intended not to buy it until I got a bit further in my renovation / restoration process,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at fournineteen
Lately I've felt a fog lifting off my life. The light switch was flipped on and things aren't as scary or as looming now that the lights show me that there really isn't much to fear. All of this is a good thing, a great thing in fact, and emotionally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at fournineteen
Last weekend, Jason and I went to New York for our tenth (tenth!) wedding anniversary. We flew in Thursday night and out Monday afternoon, visiting my BFF Casey and her roommate Vincent. It was a whirlwind of a trip, and several things from our to do list were left undone,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at fournineteen
Things I'm (slowly) learning: - The end goal isn't perfection, it's practice. - Happiness is a choice, and isn't as easy to make as you think it should be. - What I see in others I could also see in myself if I'd only just be a bit more objective.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at fournineteen
Here are a few things I'm into at the moment. Downton Abbey - Late to the party as always, I didn't hear about Downton Abbey until it was well into its second season, and being a steadfast hater of Netflix, I didn't have a method of streaming past episodes and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at fournineteen
So I'm still having fun with bold lip colors. My friend Melanie instagrammed a picture of herself in a lipstick by a company I'd never heard of before - Besame Cosmetics - and I loved the color so much on her, that I immediately placed an order. And another. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at fournineteen
Please allow me to indulge my frustration for just a moment. On December 30, I started running intervals. It took about 2 weeks for me to find my stride, but I've run for no less than 25 minutes every other day for a solid month. I've faithfully kept a food... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at fournineteen
Lipstick worn in review. The Stila is a bit out there for me, but with prodding from my friend Tina, I bought it last night. I'll be wearing it at some point this week. I'm scared of it, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at fournineteen
Things I've done this week: - Changed my hair color. (This just happened today and I like it.) - Decided to wear more lipstick. Not just more, but bolder, brighter. - Pushed through pain but mostly discomfort (and mostly emotional) to get past my physical limit and keep running. -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at fournineteen
Inspiration can come from odd places. Yesterday, it came from a bout of channel surfing which landed me on HSN for a few minutes. Very strange looking jeans were being sold, and the woman selling them said (I'm paraphrasing here) how every person has a decade in their life where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at fournineteen