Monday, April 26, 2010

The Hills are alive with the sound of slicing and cutting

I was an avid watcher of The Hills until Lauren Conrad left. I couldn't get on board with Kristin Cavallari being the "main character". She is just mean and annoying. And maybe I was a little jealous of her beach front house in Malibu that she has money to buy strictly from being a reality tv personality. Why the face. Also, I hate that they made Stacey, that lame bartender that Spencer hit on a few times an actual character. It is Hollywood and everyone is trying to be someone. Anywoo... I stopped watching it but got sucked into the marathon of episodes this weekend when I was sitting home bored. It was the same old drama but the one thing that I noticed was the rampant use of plastic surgery that these GIRLS have had done to their faces. Yes, they are girls. No older than 25. Lips, nose, boobs, face, everything. They look HORRIBLE.
Audrina before and after. She got huge boobs that are too big for her body and her nose is clearly done too. But she doesn't look horrible.

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Now comes the bad stuff....

Stephanie Pratt before

After....SCARED FACE!

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Heidi before and after. I don't want to post a picture of her boobs. It is just too gross.

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But this is the real prize. Heidi while crying.

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OMG. So so so so bad. When this scene came on during the previews for this season, I couldn't look. It was so awful. Does she seriously think she looks good now? She actually looks 20 years older.

I really don't know if I can watch this show with these girls looking so awful. I'm sad that they think they have to get unnecessary surgery to make themselves look better when really, they are making themselves look 100 times worse.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Project Guest Room: The Space

I finally got around to get these pictures off of the camera. Here is the guest room in all of its cluttered glory.
As you can see, it is a pretty small room. I'm sure once all this junk gets put somewhere else, it will look bigger. I just need someone strong to come help me with that!
And there is the inspiration picture. My husband read my blog and said that the blue sheets are out for this room. He liked them and said I can get them for our bedroom (YAY) but I need to stick with this picture as the focal point for the room. My goal for the weekend is to get as much stuff out of the room as possible and maybe, I'll even start painting!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Project Guest Bedroom: Bedding

So I have this picture and I wanted to base the guest bedroom around that picture. I wanted to utilize the colors and pick bedding to match it. The picture is of the Grand Canal in Venice. It is rustic looking with browns, greens and red swirls around the outer edges of the main picture. I saw the bedding below in the Bed, Bath and Beyond mailing this week and thought it would be perfect!!!
That was the plan until I saw this bedding:
LOVE. I'm a sucker for anything blue. I love blue. Our family room and dining room is blue. The guest bathroom upstairs is blue. I.love.blue. I could still use the paint color I intended on using with this bedding (Behr Harvest Brown) And yes, our downstairs is a very light tan with a dark brown accent wall. So I'm not really going out of my comfort zone picking brown and blue as the design inspiration for the guest bedroom. But is that a bad thing? How adorable is that bedding????
Tomorrow I'm actually going to post pictures of the room and the painting.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Important Question!!!!!!!!!

Aren't all crimes "hate crimes"? If Person A stabs Person B, isn't it most likely out of hate? If Person A is white and Person B is non-white, why is that more of a hate crime than if Person A and B are white? Because the suspect and the victim are the same race, that makes it not classified as a "hate crime"? Can we get rid of the term "hate crime" all together? It just really makes no sense. Crime is crime. Am I alone here?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Project Guest Bedroom

I need a project. Not "do the dishes" or "mop the kitchen floor" but a serious project. I've decided to make it my mission to create a real, usable guest bedroom. Right now, our spare bedrooms are being used as old furniture storage and exercise room. The exercise room will stay put for now but the furniture storage room needs to be transformed into a cozy space for a guest or two. With my husband working on weekends for the next few weeks (and on and off until August), I am planning to get this room done by August 30. I know that is 4 months away but I'm slow and don't make decisions about decor very well. My goal is to not spend more than $400 on this project. That doesn't include the cost of a bed. I would love to spend less than $400 and plan to try to be as much of a budget shopper as possible. I hope you join me on my adventure of home decorating: the upstairs edition. And if you have any advice on where to find inspiration, I'm waiting for it. :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dirtbags

I had the pleasure of going to see my best friend's brother play baseball yesterday. He plays for Long Beach State, which is my alma mater. And I don't go anywhere without my camera these days! Gotta get my practice in....
Yes, the baseball team's nickname is the Dirtbags. Awesome, right?

Friday, April 9, 2010

I need to see my birth certificate

Last time I checked, I was 4 months and 2 days away from being THIRTY ONE YEARS OLD. So tell me why I had to buy pimple cream yesterday at Target. WHY??

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Family Day in The City

When Nanny passed away in 2007, my family got together for her memorial service in a unique way. We took the ferry from Sausalito to San Francisco then right back to Sausalito. Nanny called the San Francisco bay area her home for many, many years and the best way to honor her was to view her beloved city from the bay. And not on just any day. It was the day before Easter, which was her favorite holiday. In 2008 and 2009, we weren't able to get together as a big family but 2010 changed that. My aunt and uncle, cousins, mom, dad, sister and niece met up once again on the ferry, shopped around the Ferry Building for a bit and headed back to Marin County to eat lunch at the famed Spinnaker, another one of Nanny's favorites. The views from the Spinnaker are amazing, especially on a clear day. Okay, enough blabbing. Pictures.....
It was quite foggy and cold in the morning. Typical San Francisco weather
Photo editing makes the city look neat and not dreary!
Again, post editing. Love how the red pops!
I really want to get this one printed out and hung on a wall. Gorgeous.
Alcatraz
My sister and cousin Amanda
Cousin Christina and me. We are for sure related, right?
The four girls plus Diana and Christina and Amanda's little brother
My mom, uncle and aunt.
As you can see, the fog cleared out and the sun arrived to highlight the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. You can't even know how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family and to live so close to one of the most beautiful places in our country. If you have never been to San Francisco, I highly recommend a visit and a trip on the ferry.