Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Power Of The Eyebrow

I just wanted to make a quick post about eyebrow threading.
What? You ask.
You might have seen the booth at the mall and thought "I would never let anyone touch my eyebrows at a kiosk in the mall". I had the same thought. I have NEVER let anyone else touch my eyebrows and I have ALWAYS been a tweezer girl. But a friend recommended the kiosk in the mall- Unique Brow Art. She said she loved it and her brows looked great. So I tried it. And LOVE it!! Apparently there are other salon/spa places offering it now but the place in the mall does it for $11. Now, the lady who does it speaks very little English but really has an eye for detail. She even mentioned the unsymmetricalness (?) in my brows-"they are not the same? no?"- and fixed it! I have been trying for years to make my brows symmetrical and she did it in 10 minutes with sewing thread. Talent.
Does it hurt? You ask. Not anymore than tweezing and defiantly not as bad as when you accidentally tweeze your skin. The hair has been growing back slowly and you can touch up between visits. I'll probably end up going every month and a half or so.
Just thought I would share.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

How Sweet It Is.

We have had such a great weekend! (Aside from a nasty incidence with my embroidery machine this afternoon...we'll save that for another time.)
Friday afternoon I took some of our nieces and nephews, Peri, Gray, and Charlie, to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. We had a great time and the movie was really cute. I must admit. I might have teared up a bit in the end.
It was sunny and hot.

When Coby got home we went to eat at our favorite, La Hacienda, then went to the mall and browsed around.
Saturday we got up and headed to the farmers market to pick up our basket. It was good one with LOTS of yummy fruit, bacon, green beans, cheese, potatoes, corn. If you get a chance head to the farmers market and get you some corn. It's call "peaches and cream" corn and is hands down the best I've ever eaten. The watermelon is also very good right now.

I spent Saturday afternoon on the couch reading. Then Coby was so great to take me to a Travelers game. It was a little warm and they played terribly but the beer, corn dog, cotton candy, and fireworks defintely made up for it.

Self portrait don't always turn out so great.

Today I have spent some time sewing. Still don't want to talk about the ugly incident with the embroidery machine but will update when the project is complete. Coby made a wonderful dinner of fried chicken, green beans, and corn. He also made a blackberry/blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dinner. YUM!

A new season of Entourage starts tonight. Next week will be spent getting ready for San Francisco. Can't wait!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ready, Set, Robot!

My friend, Kat, has put together this very unique virtual 5K. I have been using the iphone app C25k. AKA, Couch to 5K. Soon after I started Kat starting looking for participants in her virtual 5K. It was great motivation so I signed up. I have never run a 5K before and figured this was the best way to start. I would run by myself, less pressure, and post about my accomplishment. Love it!
She let the participants vote on a shirt. And then sent out these.

This is the route I ran this evening. I had planned on running it this morning but we ended up going to our nephews' baseball games instead. I set out about 7:00 p.m. The robot gods smiled upon me and sent in some clouds and a few sprinkles to keep things cool. Cool? Scratch that. Let's try a few degrees less than HOT AS HELL.

Now I'm not gonna lie. I did walk about 3 minutes, up a huge hill. I could either walk the hill and make it home or run the hill and roll back down. Other than that I feel really good about my accomplishment. I pushed myself harder, physically, than I have in a long time.

My fantastic husband had this lovely meal waiting on me.
Salad with cucumber, feta, and kalamata olives. I have been addicted to kalamata olives lately.

Oh, and beer.
Green beans, tomato, baked potato, and flat iron steak.

What a great experience. Thanks so much to Kat for organizing! Can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A little this, A little that

Well, school has been out for about a week now and I am loving it! I have been able to catch up on laundry and even get to those items that have to be washed on delicate by themselves. Those laundry items usually spend about 3 months in the basket. The house is clean and I went to to grocery store, for the first time in about 3 weeks, on Monday. Coby and I went to the Diamond Chef of Arkansas event last week. We had a really great time. There was a silent and live auction. It was unbelievable the amount of money people spent on some of the items. I bid $75 on a dinner and wine package for a group of 6. When I went back someone had outbid me by $1000! Trips to Napa and Paris were auctioned off during the live auction and went for $12000 +! Crazy! Who has that kind of money? Anyway. Like usual I forgot to take pictures of all the coursed except the dessert. Take a look at this, would ya? A meringue cookie with a scoop of strawberry yogurt covered in chocolate ganache. YUM! Coby was friends with one of the chefs in the competition. The chef and his sous chefs all grew mustaches and handed these out for everyone to show their support. I went yesterday to take a few pictures of sweet Weston. Here are a few of my favorites. Leaving you with a video of the dogs at the lake last weekend, and some pictures. Tasso is so funny. He will put his whole head under water to "fetch" a rock.

These boys are VERY happy I am home for the better part of the day during this hot weather. That means they get to be inside enjoying the A/C. 2 more weeks until San Fran!

Monday, June 7, 2010

School's Out For Summer!

Today was my last day!!! The kids actually go tomorrow but I have camp training tomorrow and Wednesday. It was a good year but I am glad it is over. I have lots of plans to clean out the closets and get some organization done around the house. I am also looking forward to San Francisco and spending some time at the lake.
This past weekend was my birthday. It was very low key and I was able to spend some much needed time with my hubby. Friday night we had dinner with my parents. Saturday we went to a fundraiser. It was a gumbo cook off. A little warm for gumbo but they did have Tragikly White. There were not very many people there so it was like a private concert and was actually a lot of fun. Coby even got them to wish me a happy birthday in the middle of one of their sets. Which is way better than waiters putting a sombrero on you and singing a Spanish version of "Happy Birthday"! Sunday we just lazed about the house and took an afternoon drive. I got some sewing done. I made Coby some aprons and started my first dress. It's a work in progress and I'll let you know how it turns out.
Coby got me a nice pair of polarized sunglasses (well worth the money) and a docking station for my phone. My parents got me some Vera Bradley travel bags and a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. A pretty good birthday.
Friday night was also this little one's actual birthday.
Meet Weston Joseph Hare. The son of out dear friends, Dee and Dave.
He had a little bit of a rough start but all is well now and we are so happy he is here.

We have a busy rest of the week including the AR Diamond Chef Ball. I'll be sure to take some pictures!