Monday, January 10, 2011

An outfit, a review and Dave update!!



With the windchill today it is in the single digits. I didn't have it in me to attempt a skirt.So I piled on as many thick layers as I could wear and still walk normally.
Sweater Gap 2006
Purple turtleneck H&M 2007
Jeans Compliments of Lands' End Canvas
Boots Target
Scarf Forever 21
I have on these boots.

target frye boots

I like how my makeup came out. I used a plummy eyeshadow from Benefit called Get Figgy then I put Naked Lunch by MAC in the crease and the deep purple liquid liner from MAC and a plum Mascara by Chanel. I have a cream blush from Becca on cheeks.

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I love my scarf it reminds me of Warhol.

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I have been whining for as long as I have had a site about my skin. It is very sensitive and so many things make me break out. I recently gave gram my face mositurizer because she was putting body lotion on her face. I was on the hunt for a new one that didn't break me out. I have tried just about everything out there and seen doctors and I have asked you all for suggestions over the years. The big problem is something will work for a few month then BAM back to square one. Dave and I went for a walk on Saturday and he helped me talk to sales people. (I'm too shy sometimes!)I have had numerous makeup artist tell me that exfoliating might helps. So I tried Ocean Salt from Lush. It is amazing. I have only used it two nights and I already see a big change in my skin. First off it smells out this world amazing. Lime and salt and a sprinkle of yum. Immediately after using my face felt wonderful. It had sloughed off my dry skin and left it very soft. Yesterday it was less oily and today I notice a visible reduction in my pores on my nose. I don't think you should use it daily but it is safe for face AND body which I hadn't seen in a commercial scrub before. Dave used it with the clarisonic 
and he said it worked great.(I will report back on the mositurizer samples!)

 I have a little news. For those who don't follow me on Twitter you might not know yet....

DAVE IS DONE WITH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In 2005 on his 26th birthday he decided he wanted to start over and go back to school to be an architect.(his original degree was in Graphic Design) From September 2005- January 2011 he went to school full time at night and held a full time job at the same time. He was getting up and leaving at 7 am working a minimum of 40-50 hours a week and then going to school until 11pm at night. It was a 7 year program and he finished it in 5.5! It was an uphill battle and there are plenty of times he wanted to quit but he persevered. (with a good shove from me)  He has been with his Architecture firm for 5 years now so he knows exactly what he got himself into. He says I can't officially call him an Architect until he does his exams (9(?) to be licensed!) So I will call him an Archimahtect until then. (think of Homer saying sax-a-mah-fone) His parents must be very proud of their children, a doctor and an architect. I feel like the odd man and the black sheep sometimes but I am only just beginning. (and none of them see me that way of course. But I mean a DOCTOR!)

because I always am shoving a camera in people's faces. I have the exact moment he said he wanted to do it.

Frank Lloyd Wright House

Standing outside the Zimmerman house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

I am so proud of him and expect to hear me brag about him often and you will be seeing much more of him now that he isn't occupied 90 hours a week. (Seriously)

The next morning he made Crispy french toast with homemade apple pie filling and bacon drizzled in caramel.



On the cat front Waffle who already has us handcuffed in the beverage department has outsmarted us again.She literally puts her little arm around cups, pulls them to her and throws them on the floor.She goes nuts trying to get it from you.

she really wants to dump that cup on herself

We started out with plastic cups because occasional she would spill one. Then she started spilling them all. We moved onto the starbucks ones with the straw and there are only so many times they can hit a wood floor before those broke. We got coffee sippy cups. Same deal as the last ones. Eventually they all broke from being thrown on the floor. So we moved onto press and seal on our plastic cups with a straw. Never to be outsmarted she figured that out.



Next up sports bottles. How long until she figures those out?
That said I love her so much. She is only crazy part of the time. The rest she is a lover. How could you not love this face.

Bored now

How was your weekend?

34 comments:

hillary said...

Congrats Dave!!! And that French toast looks delicious!

hillary said...

My husband was originally going to school for mechanical drafting & design, but that was 20 years ago. He got into IT a decade ago and now that all the IT jobs are being outsourced, he is going back to school to become a Chemical Dependency Counselor.
What an amazing feeling for Dave to be done with school at last. I can't wait till Jude is!

I love the plum eye shadow, btw. For some reason purples & blues are great on us fair skinned ginger girls.

hillary said...

Good luck to Jude that is an great career for him to get into helping people when they need help the most.

hillary said...

ooh, i had the most rotten time finding a facial moisturizer i liked because i also have oily skin -- either they were TOO oily, adding to the problem, or the evaporated so quickly they didnt actually moisturize!
my favorite that i EVER found was St Ives Oil-Free Moisturizer. just right!
sadly, it has been discontinued -- when i found that out, i went online and ordered as many bottles as i could find. i think i still have one or two left, but when those run out, i dont know WHAT im going to do.
::le sigh::

hillary said...

Congratulations to Dave! And to you for sticking by him through it all! It must be like you're back in the newly wed phase again with all the time you have together now!

I love the animated eyeshadow picture! And the cozy feel of your outfit today.

And the cat updates on Twitter always amuse me!

hillary said...

Oh I used to use that too!

hillary said...

it's funny you said that because Dave and I have been together 14.5 years total and had been married for 3 years at the time so it was hard when he went back to school because I was used to him being around all the time and now I get him back!

hillary said...

Such great news for Dave! I totally get the "not an architect" thing, because architects have gone to great lengths to define what an architect is. If you are not an architect, you can't perform architectural services. They want to make sure only they can do the work, of course.

Same with engineers. When I graduated, I took a generalized exam that all engineers must take. Then I took a specialized exam when I got enough experience (5+ years). Is it the same for Dave? Can he apply any of the years he's been working at his firm towards his experience base? Will he pursue a specialization? I think you said he was a LEEDs guy?

Oh, BTW, I like the sweater -- makes your hair pop.

On the kitty front, I think you should remake the "I'm a Kitty Cat" video using Waffle.

hillary said...

That is the thing he DOES perform architectural duties and has for a few years. He is a project lead. The only difference from him and an architect is he can't sign drawings yet but he does the drawings. To me that makes you an architect and all the people he works with that have done this for years I am sure call themselves one. Like I don't have a degree in library science so I am "not a librarian" But I am. I do the exact same work. EXACT.
Yes he needs a few thousands hours for IDP at different levels before he does his exams and has a lot already. He is LEED accredited.


he can answer if he is specializing because I am not sure. he has said he wanted to do keep with the sustainabilty field.

hillary said...

Congratulations to Dave! That's such wonderful news - you must be very proud. Also? I just used this entry to try to convince my husband that we should get another cat, because I'm just cooing at the baby Waffle photo. Awwwww!

(it didn't work)

hillary said...

she was our first kitten (daisy was 9 months when we got her) and I can say its a handful but worth it. But she is TROUBLE with a BIG T

hillary said...

itty bitty kitty face! too cute!

SO glad you found yourself a good exfoliator. I've been using Walmart's version of St. Ives' Apricot scrub about 2-3 times a week and oil of olay facewash for a while now and they've worked great. I also discovered that my lazy ass will use makeup remover/facewash wipes even when I don't want to wash my face---which has done WONDERS for it. Anyway, glad you've got yourself a happy face place too.

I totally get the Warhol-ic (?) scarf.

hillary said...

Just noticed not all my photos were displaying. Fixed it. You should now see french toast. That is all. :)

hillary said...

I thought as much. In the last few years, firms have been busted for letting people call themselves engineers who are not licensed engineers. It used to be that if you had passed the first of the two-part exam, you were an "Engineer in Training" and could call yourself an Engineer. Not any more; you have to be a PE. I am certain that architects are the same. So "engineering professionals" are usually called "analysts" and I've seen architectural professionals called "designers".

The other thing he probably can't do is sign contracts.

But for daily purposes, he is an architect. Attaboy!

hillary said...

- I love how you layered yet it doesn't look heavy and the scarf adds a good level of brightness.
- CONGRATULATIONS DAVE!!! I wish him the best of luck on his exams, but if he already survived all that I'm sure he will have no problems.
- I want a cat. Every time I see pictures of your adorable kitten I lament how allergic I am to cats.

hillary said...

i have a product suggestion for you! dermalogica's ultra calm line. i use the mask at night as a moisturizer when my skin is flaky or red and it is all gone in the morning, always.

hillary said...

Geez, I saw "Dave update" and thought that he had been hurt or something and there was an update on his condition. I'm so glad that it was a much, much happier update!

First, you look super duper cute. Second, how awesome to get your husband back from school now! :)

hillary said...

i'd like to extend a huge congratulations to dave for finishing
and to you for sticking by him.

p.s. waffle is hilarious and your scarf is awesome!

hillary said...

Oh, man now that the French toast is showing, I'm starting to drool at my computer. Can Dave come over to MY house and cook this?

hillary said...

It would seem that way but his first day no school and he is working wicked late! Boo

hillary said...

I'm gonna track down a sample. Thanks!

hillary said...

Thanks

hillary said...

The apricot scrub was fine all thru high school and recently tried and it broke me
Out :(

hillary said...

Well it is gluten free

hillary said...

Love your sweater! It looks nice and warm.

Also Congratulations to your husband. It's an awesome thing to achieve your dream.

And now I want some french toast... =)

hillary said...

EXACTLY!

hillary said...

Aww congrats to Dave!!! I can't wait to be done in May so I know you're both happy!

hillary said...

Congratulations to Dave (and you)! And thanks for the tip on the LUSH scrub. I have sensitive skin too, and I'm always a little nervous to try new products lest I turn bright red for days!

hillary said...

If you have a store local they will give you a sample of most everything.

hillary said...

I'm so out of the loop!!! DAVE! Congratulations!!!!

Hilary - woot! You get to see your husband more often!

hillary said...

Um, holy shit, CONGRATS, DAVE!!! So exciting! I know how hard he has been working, and this is such an accomplishment! I'm glad you are all celebrating accordingly. :)

hillary said...

Celebrating by working late! Boo! Thanks dude :)

hillary said...

So I realized last night that I forgot to give you my sensitive skin moisturizer recommendation. I use Neutrogena's oil free moisture with SPF 15. I am looking for something with a little more moisture for the winter though, as I'm getting occasional dry spots on my cheeks. It's perfect 3/4 seasons, though!

hillary said...

Thank you. Unfortunately that one breaks me out too. :( I am started to investigate oil based ones because i am wondering if oil isn't the problem for me.