YouTube and Plenty of The Bean

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I dont always watch YouTube. Sometimes I find a video or channel to be quite amusing for the moment. But that is the extent of my YouTube play. This month is The Russian grandma Tatiana. No, I do not speak or comprehend Russian at all. Yet her videos are still entertaining.

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Hobbies that Connect us.

Eventhough there is a language barrier, I find Tatianas videos entertaining. Simply because of the Joy that is seen in her short videos on social outlet. Her hobby is not that different than any of the million hobbies I dream up on any given day.

IF I was to find a camera, document on youtube all my scrapbooking ventures, someone thousands of miles away may just get it. Not even understand anything I was saying, but they would get it because of the equal connection of hobbies. And in some cases the equal connection of the daily ins and outs of life.

One of the other videos I sometimes catch, while I sip my cuppa motivation. Or when it’s nap time: my 5 minutes to kill I’ll catch a Kristina Kuzmic video. Which at times have me almost losing my coffee over how truthfully funny her videos get. These are the videos that everyone can just get it.

Just Get it,….Just relax and Get it.

Since YouTube and other social media outlets, the world is smaller than ever. We should remember one key thing, in a globalized world, we are all humans that can reach out to eachother like never before dreamed. The best thing to also remember as social media can get so nasty. Everyone has opinions and that is fine. Just remember to just sit back, drink the coffee and just enjoy a Russian Granny every now and then. Or maybe a video of goats runnuing around in pajamas.

A bientot!

Coloring book of the Girly……

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What is the definitive girly, everyday girly?? The one that loves a tad bit of Glam but maybe not over-the-top glamour. What does it mean to paint on the face? Also why is it that we are so “obsessed” with having a bigger makeup kit than yesterday? We all can not be makeup artists for a living. We know this……still we have 20 pinks, 10 reds for our lips; then 100 shades for our eyes. (Sometimes it looks nice, other times we question why we even purchased that shade of Lime\Kiwi Green).

It can’t always be marketing that we feel we have to have the next fabulous HEAT palette? At least it’s not that way for me. I tend to be the hard to sale to girly, unless I need it or want it already and have my mind made up I will get Product Y. No sales person can sale me anything, the door to door people have to find a new house to sale to. Sorry Mary Kay, No Way!!!

Again, why must this or any of us GIRLY have all this makeup? The answer is simple, I will answer it for the guys with one question for them. Why does a non- mechanic need 5 or more screwdrivers, 20 piece drill bit set, or even a sleuth of socket wrenches collecting dust in the foreground known as the man cave? Dramatic, well that’s what it sounds like when anyone questions a Girly-Girl’s makeup kit. Now I am not here to mock anyone’s hobbies or how any of us freely choose to spend our hard earned money. I’m simply answering the age old, not so age old question of…….

Why so much makeup?

Yesterday we were all little kids, playing with Barbie and Ken Doll or even The Original My Little Pony. We all had our crayons, markers and some of us even got a lovely artists kit as we got older. Along with our First Tube of lipstick. clinique_long_last_lipstick_pink_chocolate__2_

It becomes every teenage girls daily routine of trying out different “looks”. That is what becomes the new coloring book of our lives. The 20 pinks is our way of deciding in the moment: which shade do we feel today and is it pretty enough with our blouse? The “pretty enough” part is not for anyone else, the pretty is in our own opinion based on mood and how often we wear that shade. It’s a personal choice, we know we don’t care what others opinions are of said shade. This choice is our crayon for the moment.

The Crayon we chose as little girls was too based on mood, how often we chose that shade, and what we were to color. The Box has 100’s of crayons in it but 95% of the coloring days we always go back to our favorite. It’s our mood lifter, our persona, and sometimes we just favor that color the most. So the day must come when that Crayon grows shorter and sometimes our favorite color is just gone! These are the days we go to the other lesser used Crayons. The colors we like, but we just save them for the special days and the bummed days. It is in our Girly minds that we find an uplifting in colors because in the end, that is what the world is made of. Many, many, many, many COLORS. So why just choose one all the time?

So it is down to expense.

  • YES: We know it gets expensive for no real reason. Other than its a Brand, and sometimes its just that Brand we can find said shade in. Or sometimes it is based on our skin type. (No need to ask, just nod your heads gentlemen, unless you are a scientist/dermatologist. Commence the eye roll.)
  • YES: We know we just bought that shade of Rouge, but some of us have busy lives and maybe something happened to that shade of Rouge.
    • It is not a tool, makeup either expires or the more tragic……Falls to the floor and shatters everywhere.
  • NO: We don’t just look up the most expensive, URBAN DECAY or Marc Jacobs brands. Just because you see it or hear it does not make them our only. We might have gotten that Marc Jacobs mascara as a free gift.
  • NO: Some of us as Girly as we can be, don’t always have to shop our lives away. Or spend all weekend in Sephora or ULTA. There is the internet we can always order from.

With all the makeup around, do we feel we have to have something in our handbag? I will add with the amount of makeup in my box, I don’t even bother to carry lipstick in my handbag. If it’s there it was put there in a hurry and then forgotten about. Another point is this: in the hurry run-run days do we still need to worry about the few minutes makeup takes? Yes! Even with 2 littles running around I’ll find time to put a bit of makeup on. Because it makes me feel ready to begin another run-run day. While I color in my face, my soon to be 5 year old is coloring her My Little Pony book.

Now why is makeup so important? Here is the secret, it’s not. But it does make a statement, saying how well we take care of ourselves. Grooming is essential in modern times, we don’t live in the middle ages. Some primp more than others, agreed, but still makeup is the coloring book of women. It’s the tiny bit extra, that gives us a morsel of delight, in the 10 minutes or so it takes us to make our statement to ourselves. A necessity, never, important, not the least bit.

In the end of the day, mascara smears and the rouge fades into the wash. To some it seems utterly useless and that is fine. Some may read this and think what a waste of money for something to just wash away hours after applying. That is true in itself, but one can also argue that Coffee is a waste of money for a little pick me up. Yeah, that’s preposterous. So Crayola has its many, many shades of crayons, and this Girly will also have her many shades of liners and shadows galore.

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Coffee Chat some more, what is the craziest thing anyone has told you about those that wear makeup? Have you experienced the too heavy makeup? Or any other makeup quips or thoughts.

 

Everday Coffee

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What is my go to bean??? Maxwell house and on occassion Gevalia. These are the everyday cup of choice. Along with Community as the boldness hits the pallet just right.

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Why am I not so fond of Folgers? There is something about that brand leaves a lasting bad taste in my mouth. That would have to be my desperate for caffiene cup. Otherwise no one will see that in my hands and deffinately not my cupboard.

So today’s coffee talk, which will be a random post for all that follow, we have looked a few of my fave everyday cuppas. What is your go to cup of bean goodness? What is it about the brands you don’t like? And did you know you could always used the left over granuels as a nice facial scrub? Since it’s already used and we are just going to toss it, why not repurpose it from time to time for our beauty repetoire? I do love my dead sea beauty products, but sometimes as a SAHM  we have to improvise. Plus the antioxidants are said to give an all natural glow to the skin. So chat up your thoughts, grab your cup and think of all tge wonderful things that bean is doing for the sake of beauty, mind and sanity.

Not more coconut oil!

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No this is not another “health benefits” or “it has been found on the contrary…” post. I am talking beauty benefits. If you have long hair and are a mother whom sometime rush and don’t condition all the time. This is for you.

Hair masks and hydration. Just the other day while my baby was taking her nap I was searching through pintrest out of bordeom. Surprised that there was hardly anything on hydrating and moisterizing for hair that wasn’t all natural. Majority was kartin this and that. Or vitamin E for strong strands. But nothing for natural remidies that don’t leave our long tresses greasy/dirty looking.

So here I am today, with baby laying next to me asleep.

Now sometime as us women let life keep us going, we can let our long hair go in our hurry-busy days and nights. To top it off we are watching little ones, we don’t have all the time to do the extra washes and style it can take when using such products.

That leads us to my go to hair – feels – like – the – salon magic graced her tresses. Coconut oil, 30 mins to an hour and 1 quick wash your done. (FYI: Make sure before you put the oil in, comb out all tangles.)

 

Combing out tangles makes a big difference. This will help with the hydration of strands. Also it helps in the washout. I do this approximately once a month or so, my experience has been I don’t feel I have to condition after each wash. Just a tip from one SAHM to another.

Another tip from me, coconut oil lasts longer than other products I’ve used in the past. Plus side you can get it at the supermarket instead of making special trips for the expensive products at the salon we all love. Paul Mitchell, it’s a 10 or Biolage. These products are great and I have used them for years. But sometimes in a hectic busy-busy life, we forget or are just too tired to take the extra TLC are long tresses deserve. Coconut oil has been a hair saver and time saver my hair absolutely loves, I’m sure.

Home Ec 101

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Home Ec = Life Skills.  Here we are, skills and the everyday adult necessities to get through this life thing. OMG! I have to begin by stating that I am concerned. Concerned by the new generation of adults. I’m certain by now everyone understands what I am writting about. Just hold your thoughts, please let me finish mine.

“Watching” t.v. (it was on and I was feeding baby) heard the News segment about cooking classes and auto mechanic classes ect ect. In the segment they said these classes were not for further developing skills one at the age of 20 should already posess. But basic life skills, not cook like Julia and Jacques, but learn to boil water and other every day kitchen know hows. Studies they stated have found on average a 20 year old does not know how to cook a hard boiled egg. Seriously….

My conclusion to this, they can drive an automobile, but can not figure out how to make basic grilled cheese? Wait 1 minute here, do these new upcoming adults know the difference between a wrench and screwdriver?                           ( Screwdriver, actual tool, not a drink). Alright, back to the topic at hand.

Basic life skills 101.

I believe that before High School is over, and the cap goes flying in the air. Girls and Boys must know a few skills that will allow them to work it after they leave the halls of school years behind.

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Fixing/Mending
  • Finances

In all fairness, it is kind of cute when we hear/see the jokes of college students coming home just to have mommie do the laundry. But has society followed along and become so inept that a 20 year old looks at a coffee maker and says “how”? Seriously was what I saw in that little News segment. Or a 17 year old looks at a washing machine and questions “Where’s the button (App) to put the clothes in it?”

All jokes and quips aside, I just can’t be the only 30 something looking around at those 10-15 years younger and think society is doomed. Why is it that basic life skills that parents; my parents and grandparents, taught me is somehow so hard to teach the next generation all of a sudden? I get life gets busy and insane. I understand it would be easier to just clean your sons room yourself instead of facin a mini battle. But how it that beneficial to our children?

Remember this simple thing. We all are not or can not always “be there” to hold their hands. Just as the bird has to spread their wings and leave the nest, so do our children. Make it easier on them as the grow into adulthood and teach them a few minutes a week or so. Who knows, your child may surprise you with dinners they made in your golden years.

Just another SAHM

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Another Blog!!!! I’m All Blogged Out! Really, what has 2017 led us to become?!? I tried this whole thing before while in college, but life~oh life has hiked me down other paths.

But seriously,  today is another day and another year of new adventures.Who am I and where has this blue eyed crazy ideas girl been? Home, working at home as a wife and mother. So here is a tad bit of who this SAHM is:

  1. Mother of 2 lovely girls coming this August will be 5 and 1 year old.
  2. I decided to begin this whole blog thing again why????
    1. Because I am insane, jk.
    2. My life can be sooooooo boring as a SAHM. Right!
    3. I like to journal my thoughts out. Close……
    4. Because I just want to.
  3. At 35 I still love adventure as I did at 25.
  4. Workouts are a part of life, but not everything.
  5. Although I do like working out, this is not merely about exercising. There really is enough of those around, don’t we all agree.

In closure this will be a goal setting in what I like as far exercising as I am no expert. But it will also be a place for my thoughts and opinions of all things girly. Makeup, Nails, Haircare ladies and again no expert here. Also I do love Instagram, who doesn’t in 2017. A place that we can find all things we like and possibly like. Come along and follow me on a journey that won’t last forever. But maybe we can at least get through this little thing we call the everyday mundane.