Friday, November 6, 2009

Playing Dress-Up

I was looking for something fun to do this Saturday night and a friend of mine has invited me to a 1930's themed party. I've been having a blast planning my costume and make-up. Thankfully I already own a black dress that, combined with my ankle-strap red heels, should be perfect. I've been googling 30s makeup tips and hairstyles and I'm thinking about buying my first set of false eyelashes tomorrow.

It reminds me of being a kid and playing dress-up. My mom and her siblings hung out at my grandparent's a lot when I was little, which meant I got to spend lots of time playing with my cousins. I had 2 other girl cousins close to my age and we would go up to my grandmothers attic and play for hours - trying on "costume" after costume.

I played dress-up in highschool too. I raided closets (and the aforementioned attic) and customized (read: bleach tie-dyed) hand-me-downs to create much of my highschool wardrobe. I felt like I could be a different character everyday.

I miss that. I miss the freedom of being able to dress-up or assume a character and not worry about whether or not I could pull it off (I have a tendancy to avoid or half-do things when I give into fear). So, I'm excited for the chance to put off fear and put real enthusiasm into getting ready for this party. Hopefully we'll have some fun pictures to share :}

Hooray for dress-up!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I'm looking forward to going home, making dinner (fish, rice, & a baked potato), working on my theology notes, practicing my Etude & Mephis Minnie tune on the guitar ("I'm Talkin' Bout You"), and possibly buying my first SM58 with this year's "Music Savings" (the money I actually *made* on music this year). I plan on taking a Facebook poll when I get home to get suggestions of where to get a good deal on said SM58. Feel free to post here as well if you have suggestions. I'm currently considering this bundle:
SM58, cord, and stand at Musician's Friend

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Great Green Smoothie

My friend Laura Roberts, swears by the Green Smoothie. They are a yummy, easy way to get in all your green leafy vegetable servings. I've made it part of my weekday breakfast along with a Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffin.

Here are a couple Green Smoothie recipes:

From Laura:
1/2 an avocado
three great big handfuls of baby spinach
a big handful sliced frozen strawberries
3 or 4 big handfuls frozen mixed fruit (pineapple, peaches, mango)

My own concoction:
1 c plain, fat-free yogurt
1/4 avacado
1 banana
3 big handfuls baby spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple (or some other fruit)

I have some mangos and pomegranites on hand right now that will probably find their way into a smoothie.

Just toss everything in a blender, blend, and enjoy!