Monday, November 21, 2016

Quiz your husband

I saw this "quiz" floating around Facebook and I thought it would be fun to share my answers on here.  You're supposed to ask your husband these questions, without prompting, and write down exactly what he replies.  Here's how mine did...

What is something I always say?
“Sheesh mageesh”
This is pretty accurate.

What makes me happy?
“A cup of tea and a good book”
This is also very accurate.

What makes me sad?
“Parents of your students”
Sometimes this is true.

How tall am I?
Him: “5’8”?”
Me: “No”
Him: “5’6”?”
Me: “No!  How tall are you?”
Him: “6 foot!”
Me: “I’m a LOT shorter than you!”
Him: “I don’t know! Then how tall are you?”
Me: “5’2.5”
Him: “Oh… shorter than 5’10” I can’t figure it out…”

What’s my favorite thing to do?
“Be on your phone.”
What?! (Actually that's probably accurate, but in my defense all of my books are on my phone!  I specifically got the 6plus because it's a bigger screen on which to read my ibooks!)

What do I do when you’re not around?
“Be on your phone.”
“What?! Really?”
“No, you like to watch the beauty blogs on the tv”
This made me lol 

If I become famous, what will it be for?
“It will be multiple things.  The first thing is standing up to the person that no one else will stand up to, and some people will love you and some people will hate you for it.  And then another thing… you would be famous for being the founder of “Alone with my tea,” which will be called something else and then people will complain and then you’ll turn it back to “Alone with my tea.”  You will also be famous for um hehehehe for starting a foundation for rescue dogs named “Little Bit of Love.”
This is so sweet.  For those of you who don't know, our dog is named Little Bit and he was a rescue dog!  He's the love of our lives. 

What makes you proud of me?
Him: “I’m really proud that you taught theater without having taught theater before and never gave up.”
Me: “I wanted to.” (give up)
Him: “I know.”
A pause…
Him: “You’ll also be famous for your speed typing.  You’ll work for a newspaper and speed type everything everyone says.”
It's true that I am a very speedy typer... and was typing everything he said as he was saying it...

What is my favorite food?
Him: “Umm ohhh let’s see… popcorn.”
Me: “You just said ‘popcorn because that’s laying right there.”
Him: “hahahahaaha”
In his defense, I DO eat popcorn a lot.  But my favorite food, which he really should know, is fresh guacamole!

What is my favorite restaurant?
“You really like Rodeo, but you like the place in San Jose with the salads better.”
Actually the place with the salads was the University's food court... and apparently I talk about it a lot.  I just really miss having a fresh salad every day for lunch!  Rodeo is a local Mexican restaurant and I like it because it's very authentic, and Mexican food is my comfort food.

Where is my favorite place to visit?
I would have been more generic and said, "The beach," but Italy is also cool.

If I could go anywhere, where would it be?
“The rental that we stayed at with the Coopers in Paraty.”
I don't have any posts of that house in particular, but I do have a lot of posts about Paraty!
Do you think you could live without me?
“Technically yes.  But only for a few hours.”

How do I annoy you?
Him: “Whoa! Getting real!  By publishing my life on your blog.  Hehehe… Umm… uh… by insisting on answers.”
Me: “No, for reals though.”
Him: “Well sometimes you do!  And it’s things that you know what the answer is…”

What is my favorite movie?
“Always always always forget them… Ok, uhhh… I’m sick I can’t think…" (I prompted him a little mentioning the show that my students just did this past week, "Singin' in the Rain," which is also my favorite movie...)
"I thought there were a few others that you liked.  Like, um White Christmas.”

Who is my celebrity crush?
“Morgan Freeman… who could resist that voice?”
Ummmmm.... actually I was thinking more along the lines of Tom Hiddleston or Chris Hemsworth...

You get a phone call that I’m in trouble… who am I with?
Him: “I don’t answer phone calls that I don’t know the number to... but if you’re in trouble you’d be in trouble with the law.  No, that’s not a good one.  You’d be with Rosana doing something… getting in trouble with Rosana.”

Me: “Doing what?”
Him: “Doing what isn’t part of the question.”
This is probably accurate.  Rosana wouldn't do anything illegal, but she'd find plenty of ways for us to have some fun! 

Well there you have it, folks.  I guess he does know me pretty well! ;)

And here we are trying to get a cute picture...


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Easy Curly Hair Updo

I did this hairstyle a few days ago, and I got sooo many compliments on it...which I thought was strange because it took literally 3 minutes, and I felt like I just threw it up.  But everyone at work told me it looked so fancy and asked why I was so dressed up.

It's a super easy hairstyle, and I'm sure you can figure out how I did it just by looking at these pictures...

Did you guess???

Here's how I did it:

I had 2-day old hair, so I simply spritzed it with a little water and added a little bit of mousse to tame the frizz... (curly girls know what I'm talkin' about!)

Then I grabbed a bit from the top section and twisted it into a bun and secured it with a couple of bobbi pins.

Then I grabbed a bit from the middle and twisted it into a bun and secured it with a couple of bobbi pins.

Then I grabbed the rest of the hair and twisted it into a bun and secured it with a couple of bobbi pins...

It's literally just 3 buns on top of each other.  I added a flower because I was feeling flowery that day.  But this would look elegant with some sort of sparkly headband, or even some sparkly pins in the buns.

Tag me if you try it out!
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Whole Foods Haul Update || My new favorite product!

Note: This post contains affiliate links.

Do you remember my Whole Foods Haul from this summer?  We don't have a Whole Foods near us (closest one is 3 hours away) so I tried to stock up when I was passing through on our road trip.  I now have an update to share with you.  I've loved everything I bought, but my favorite BY FAR was the Alaffia African Black Soap.  

This soap is awesome.  It truly is multi-purpose.  It's gentle on the skin and doesn't dry you out.  Peter uses it to wash his hair.  I use it as a body wash and shaving gel.  I love that it smells like peppermint but isn't a strong scent.  I also love that it is all-natural.  Luckily for us, I anticipated that we would love it, so I bought a large refill bottle!  We are going to need to refill it soon.  I know this is something we will repurchase and stock up on whenever we go to Whole Foods.  I'm sure you can find it other places as well.  I found the Tangerine scent on Amazon here: (affiliate link)

The other products are awesome and work how they're supposed to, but they're not as life-changing as the African Black Soap is.  The sunscreens are great because they're bad-chemical-free, the diffuser works fine and looks great, but I'm sure any other diffuser would work just fine.  The glass pipette bottles house Peter's beard oil, and the small plastic blue container did once hold coconut oil for ease of portability, but alas! my dog got ahold of it, somehow opened it up, ate all the coconut oil from inside, and chewed up the container... 

I plan to do a separate post on the Pacifica BB cream with a demonstration of how it looks before and after.  It's great as a primer and also to wear alone on "no makeup makeup" days.

So that's my update!  I highly suggest you try the soap.  It's awesome!