Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Wish

WOW this is another loaded question.

I wish for a lot of things, but probably none more than the health of myself and my family.  I wish to always be the best role model for my brother and sister.  I wish to make my mother smile on a daily basis. 

I wish doctors could find a cure for all ailments especially cancer.  I wish somedays I could have my grandpa back to share my life experiences with him.  I wish I had the answers to life's hardest questions.

I wish money grew on trees. 

I wish no one ever had to work a day in their life so they could actually take the time to enjoy it.  I wish everyone was able to be with their loved ones for their last breath because it truly is a humbling and spiritual experience.

I wish the best for each person I meet.

But most importantly I wish that my wish of sitting on my front porch next to BC when we are 80 years watching our grandchildren play in the yard will come true.

Outfit Pic

So the prompt for yesterday was to post a pic in my outfit....

So here it is:

I have been "experimenting" with my style lately thrying things I would not normally wear and such.  So here is what I wore yesterday to my sister's birthday dinner.

Necklace: Lia Sophia
T-shirt: Old Navy
Vest: Fashion Bug
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Bracelet: Pandora

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A YouTube Video

So for this day I am instructed to post a YouTube video.  Some of you may not know that BC and I make daily videos on YouTube.  This is one of our videos that I made the day a began my IH journey.  It is a very raw and honest video.  I encourage you all to watch it and watch our other videos as well.

Day 12 I am a worn out woman.

For day 12 I am instructed to tell you what wears me out as a woman...

Well I am going to give you my honest answer here and say bra's!! My family knows that my chest is not small, but I am thankful that it could actually be bigger.  I would have to say that out of everything I put up with daily the one thing I cannot stand the most would be my bra! 

When I get home from work it is the first thing I want to take off!  When I am at a dinner or party trying to showcase my "girls"  I cannot wait to get out of the bra! 

When the time comes each year that I have to buy new ones it is like I have to travel to hell just to find one I like that offers the support and coverage I want but also gives me the cleaveage I desire. 

So while I am on this rant I hate shopping for underwear as well.  I like to buy a variety of but I hate the looks I get at checkout when I am purchasing thongs and boy-shorts together.  It's just like come on!  Let me cover my ass and I will pray to god you keep covering yours!!

Other things that tend to wear me out are the cliche's about women belonging in the kitchen and that they should be the ones to cook and clean and yada yada.  UMM hello, if a woman can serve on the front line just like a man can you can clean the kitchen just like a woman can.

And I am going to end this here before I even get stared on my rant aboiut PMS-ing and mother nature's monthly visit!

Our new favorite recipe

So day 11's prompt is to post your favorite recipe.  BC and I recently or should I say finally made this one and we love it!!

Skyline Casserole:

Get one pack of Kahn's bun size hot dogs
One pack of soft shell tortilla's
2 cans of Skyline Chili
Mustard (optional)
One pack of shredded cheddar cheese

First preheat your oven to 350.
Now wrap one hotdog in each of the tortilla shells you can squirt mustard on them if desired.
Find a baking dish large enough to hold 10 hotdogs side by side.
Open the first can of chili and poor it on the bottom of the dish.
Then place the tortilla wrapped hotdogs on top of the chili.
Once all the hotdogs are in place pour the other can of chili over top of them.
Next cover the top of the chili with cheese. 
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

When it is complete you will have a famous Cincinnati treat!

Favorite MAC product

Well I must admit that over the years I have splurged on a few MAC products and recently have been eyeing the MAC counter thinking, if only we had the money.  But if I am being honest with myself I will never wear any of it!! Except for a few occasions a year and even then I find that I like other products so much better!

My favortie MAC product in my collection right now is a lip gloss in a light pink shimmery shade.  The number sticker has peeled off but I just love it!  When I wear it I typically put on the lipgloss then cover it with a clear chapstick.  It really brightens up my eyes but I feel it makes my teeth look dingy. 

On my wedding day I wore no MAC products and it is my opinion that I looked my best ever on that day. 

So this just goes to show you, you dont have to pay top dollar to look your best.

What I value about my virtues

So I am going to get back on track with the blogs today!

In the day 9 prompt it says to state what virtues I value in myself.

I would have to say the one that stands out the most would be my compassion.  I feel as though I am very perceptive to other's feelings and I have a strong urge to make everyone feel better.  I have always thought I would be like Jasper from Twilight if I ever got "special powers."  Able to pick up on others emotions and change how they were feeling. 

As a nurse I get to exercise my compassion quite frequently.  But as a YouTuber and Blogger sharing  my story I have been able to share my feelings with others and change their days as I have been told.  The time I feel the most compassionate is when I get personal messages from viewers on YouTube telling me about their Intracranial Hyperptension battles.  I do not always respond becaause sometimes I do not know what to say.  My journey has not been as hard as theirs and for myself to share does not always seem fair.  But this makes my heart pound through my chest when they tell me I have changed their lives in the slightest. 

I have many other virtues as well that I value but I do not think any of them can compare to my compassion.  But if they could I have have to say the one I value the most would be my strength.  I do not always use this is a good way, sometimes I use it to be bull-headed and other's I use it only to get what I want.  But I am most proud of it when i use it to prove someone wrong, or to get through tough times even when someone has kicked me when I am down. 

Beauty Secret

OMG!! I cannot believe it has been a whole week since I posted.....

WOW!  Well today's prompt tells me to share with you all a beauty secret.  Well as those of you who know me really well know I do not  wear make-up very often.  I rarely do anything with my hair other than put it in a pony tail or leave it straight.

So in the way of make-up or hair I cannot offer you a secret.  What I can offer you is my secret to looking fresh and beautiful.  The first and most important part is confidence.  This is one of the things men find the most sexy about a woman.  Now it has taken me many years to find this but I can leave my house without an ounce of makeup on  and look like hell and still someone I manage to feel good about myself AND others take notice. 

The other part of my secret is to SLEEP.  Now I never get enough of this but even if you ust get enough sleep to make you able to get through the day it is enough!!

SO go out there and show the world how good you feel about yourself without your makeup on and trust me you will notice a difference!