4.08.2014

Finding Age Appropriate Style & Makeup

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Do you ever give yourself a birthday gift? This year I did after thinking about what I wanted. My sister asked me a few times what I had wanted. I really didn't need anything. My mom gave me a sweet potted flower, pretty undies, chocolates and Peeps....yes..those Easter candies. I LOVE THEM! She also took me out for supper, so I felt spoiled. So what is it that I could use for my birthday?
I like to get myself made up and have my hair styled though I seem to be in a makeup rut! I have gotten into the habit of buying the same cosmetics year after year.......after year! I really need to update my choices to suit my changing skin and find an age appropriate look! I love the styles of the 40's and 50's, yet I seem to be style-stuck in the 60 & 70's. I knew what my gift to myself would be, a hair and make session with Rebecca Darling's, she specializes in vintage looks. My plan, get the look of the 1940's to 1950's in both hair style and make-up. After booking the appointment I sent a message to my daughter, Taylor and asked her for a huge gift. A photo session from her business, MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography. I would set up the back drops and she would come over and capture my new look. It made my birthday one to remember and I went outside of the box with a new look which has me looking for new styling products. Where to start? Beauty Noted is a great place to start! It is easy and fun and its like walking down a cosmetic isle with no one butting in your way or feeling overwhelmed with so many visual distractions. I love that the sight has the price per product listed with it's picture!
I felt like I had my own personal beauty consulted listening to my concerns and wants. There were 10 questions to answer about your habits and preferences. It was easy and fun. The sight gathers information from women {The Crowd Power} that share the products they use and love. Then based on your answers and products you receive your personalized picks. One selection they gave me didn't surprise me, Burt's Bee's lip balm. The one that did  was MAC Matte Lipstick - Russian Red
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~Galoshes.
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4.03.2014

Do you ever browse the "Self Help" book section?









As for myself, I have through the years, wandered into the self help section of book shops. I guess I went in stages as to what topic I browsed. "Let It Go" phase, "Women Who Love Too Much" phase, "How To Get Organized" phase. Can you relate to any of these?
I have an issue that is actually quite ironic. I have photo phobia! If you take my picture, or suggest you are going to take my picture, I get panicked. I literally feel like someone is sucking all of the air out of my lungs.....seriously. I become panicked, agitated, flush and light headed. Then I get angry. So why is this ironic? Well, MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography is my daughter, Taylor's photography business and I am her assistant! So funny that I have this phobia and I am helping clients relax and laugh all the while they are having their images captured. I help direct them, "relax, smile, jump or even make them laugh. This is my issue to deal with, and I have decided to not go to the self help section of the nearest book shop this time. I am going to deal with it head on, cold turkey and with force. 
I have four grandchildren that someday may want a snap shot of me. Well, let's hope then adore me enough to want some. I have been easing into this process by letting Taylor use me to take a quick practice shot of me to test the back ground we are planning on using. I have held my breath.....squeezed my wrists and pinched my leg to get me through it. Then recently she added a photo booth option to her wedding packages and we had to "play" with it to try it out. We gathered the kids and acted silly in front of the lens, and I was Ok. I was really ok. So I will now take my next step to conquer this flaw that I have. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I gave myself a gift as well as asked Taylor for a huge gift. I set up an appointment with the talented Rebbecca. She specializes in vintage hairstyles and make-up. I love the 40's and 50's styles and I sent her a few pictures of examples of hair and makeup I would like to go for. Granted, I am not as young or luscious as these models.
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I booked my appointment for the morning of my birthday to get that vintage look. Then I will head back home, get dressed up in a vintage styled outfit that Taylor and I thrift-ed for and have a MJ&G Photography session myself. 
So after tomorrow......conquer photo phobia...Check!

~Galoshes

3.24.2014

Giving up a habit......


Ok, so I admit it, I love a good pacifier, I can't help myself. They are pretty, rubbery, chewy and they bounce. The one here was the littlest grandbaby's nook. She has since given them up and now the whole big rage is walking....you'd think the earth stopped moving...they video tape it and everything! Hey, I walk....even on two legs, who is ooeeing and auughhing over that?? This was the last nook I was able to steal and that was a few months ago. Oh How I miss my nook! Habits are not easy to give up I can sympathize with all those little babies out there that have their comforts taken away from them. What I wouldn't give for a new nook! What if someone took something of yours away...or maybe you had to choose between 2 of the things that you love....lets say you had to choose between chocolate and your smart phone....go ahead...pick one!


3.17.2014

Does this ever happen to you?

 
These cute babies found on Pinterest

You need dog food, so your owner runs into a place that sells the kind you need, in our case, food free of corn and wheat. The Tractor Supply Store in the next town carries what I need, plus Galoshes has a $7.00 coupon...bonus! {adding side note, chicks are wheat and corn free....right?} She sees the sign...."Baby Chicks Here" and she thinks...oh fun....let's go look and admire.
Then she sends a picture to her Whats App group of cousins and daughter....they have conflicting theories on the topic of getting chicks or baby ducks. 

 Last year when this happened to her, she brought 4 baby ducks to MaryJane's family. They had them in their living room while they were babies. How many kids get that experience? There are benefits to being slightly....well lets say Not Normal. Like her daughter, MaryJanes tells her. Today MaryJanes argument  was, "YOU ARE NOT A FARMER"!!! Now tell me, what does that have to do with the price of dog food any way?? 

Nothing right!?
Galoshes sends them pictures, and her cousin MS is so very helpful and encouraging. She understands that a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. She also brings home fluffy critters to love and take care of, purely nurturing at heart! And trust me, if you are a critter, you want to belong to one of the women in her family....they adore their pets!
So now we have 6 baby chicks which Mocs knew nothing about. I am all excited about the whole deal...confused a bit....are they food? I am half bird dog! Plus another 1/4 retriever so it stands to reason that I would ask. I was excited to see them, they are pretty cute and they smell like a farm which is all good. The senior dog has taken a liking to the chick feed, senile, I knew it!  Galoshes took a quick video of our introduction to the feathered friends. It is love at first sight!



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