Monday, September 12, 2011

Deodorant, Yes, Deodorant

I'm having a bad day. And although it's only a very small spec of my bad day, I'm pissed off at my deodorant. So let's talk about deodorants for chicks and why they suck:

First of all, it stops working. I can't seem to get through one entire stick of deodorant without having it just stop working at the end. It's like my body just builds up an immunity to it and is all, oh you silly deodorant, I own your ass, here comes some stink! And just when I'm used to smelling like flowery girl farts, I have to go find another deodorant and pray it works. And by works, I just mean that it keeps me from smelling like a sanitation worker running a marathon. Because although I always opt for the antiperspirant, that is a big stinkin lie that does NOTHING to stop me from sweating.

So last week I ran out of my random-brand-name-clinical-strength deodorant (which had stopped working anyway) and so off to Target I went. I decided to try the um, we'll call it "Confidential" Smooth Effects - you know, the one that's supposed to make you have to shave less often. After lamenting the fact that there was no option of odorless, I picked Smooth Powder (although why me or ANYONE would choose to have their armpits smell like the stuff that goes on a baby's ass is a mystery). I gave it a week. I was immediately put off by the fact that it is NOT a solid! It should be considered a goo. My armpits felt like slimy nastiness all day. And guess what? It was no match for 110 degree heat, I was not only sweaty, but smeeeellly too. Bonus: It did nothing to curb the hair growth. This morning I had HAD it. I went to Brooks' bathroom and used his deodorant. No smell. No sweat. And I smelled so good that I kind of wanted to make out with myself all day.

So now I have to ask Old Spice, can you please make a deodorant for women? We already love your spokesman and your scents totally beat the pants off of any aimed at us. I mean, here were my choices from "Confidential": Satiny Tropical, Silky Botanical, Refreshingly Floral, Wildflower Fresh or Smooth Powder. Do I really have to smell like a flower? My husband can smell like: Limes, an Ocean Breeze and Freedom, Wilderness, Open Air and Freedom, Palm Trees, Sunshine and Freedom or Ice, Wind and Freedom. I WANT TO SMELL LIKE FREEDOM!! Why do guys get to smell so much cooler when all we get are flowers? And seriously, how come their deodorant, um, works?

So here is your challenge Old Spice Man: I want to smell like Ocean, Margarita and Freedom. Make it happen.

I Heart Faces: Back to School

This week's theme at I Heart Faces is back to school. I took WAYYYY too many back to school pictures this year, but this one was my favorite. I love the light of it and the positioning of their feet. So excited to start a new school year!

Don't forget to hop over to I Heart Faces and check out all the other beauties!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Rats Triumphant Return!

So September is a totally acceptable time to start decorating for fall, right? I mean, I know I can't will Southern California to drop below 100, but I HAVE TO TRY! So last week I got out all of my fall decor and went to town. I put all my pumpkins out, fall colored sprays in Mason Jars, even made my own Burlap Bubble wreaths for the front door. BRING IT FALL! I will post mantle and wreath pictures soon, I promise, but for today, we're all about the rats...

Remember that um, pet, rat we used to have? And how we replaced him with three smaller pet rats? (And Jebus that is one of those things that sounds crazier when you type it then it feels in real life but oh well.) So yeah. Well, when we put our old house on the market we had to pack them away. I thought that they would be an awesome selling point, but our Realtor? Not so much. Plus all that traffic would put them in danger of suffering the same fate as their ancestor. So away they went.

Until I unpacked all of the Fall and Halloween goodies! BOOYAH!!!

Welcome home little ratties ;) Now I feel like I need to order a pizza to make sure they still "work"...

Friday, September 02, 2011

Photography Assignment 2: Composition

For my second assignment, we had to move on to shooting in Manual mode (thank GOD) and work on composition. We were to pick one subject and stick to it. I choose succulents because I have access to a ton and I knew they'd make great subjects with their colors and textures! Here are my top ten:

What do you think? Oh, and I got a 100% on my first assignment :)