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{yeah, that skirt again.}

So I should be in bed right now because I'm tired, but I'm here blogging instead. Go figure. Had a lovely time in St. Louis this past weekend for the 4th of July. Lots of activities and got to see some great friends again. I'm starting to get pretty good at driving down that way. It was also a much needed break and although I was exhausted by the time I got home, it was more of a mental break than a physical one. :) There are times when you just need to detach yourself from work and your everyday surroundings. It was nice. Pictures to come shortly.

This morning I had an overflowing amount of creativeness in my head. I think it was due to the coffee. I tend to get this super creative kick in the morning when I have my coffee. Too bad it only lasts a couple hours before I'm tired all over again. Probably need more sleep/exercise. Got some ideas up my sleeve, but we'll see if I carry them through. hmmm

mount vernon
{in mount vernon with annie}

Early this evening I went out with my friend Annie to the Lincoln Cafe which is about 15 minutes down the road from me. Absolutely fabulous. My favorite place to eat, hands down. They have a wine bar down the street and you can either purchase a bottle or a glass to bring over to the restaurant. Or bring your own bottle, but there is a corking fee. And their homemade fries are to DIE for. To Die. But I imagine they are terribly bad for you too. But who cares, they are amazing!

{summer braids}

Tried out a summery hairdo today. And I rather like it. I braided my hair when it was still a little damp so when I took it out I had nice wavy hair in the front. I ended up pinning it back and looks great that way as well. If you don't take a shower daily you could probably braid your hair in the morning and leave it there until the next day, take it out and you have wavy hairs. Cool! This is my attempt at combating the humid weather which turns my hair into massive amounts of flip, in places I hate to flip. hah. Also going without shampoo and using only conditioner. Still experimenting with that. I've been reading about a baking soda wash which sounds interesting. Might have to try that. I used a baking soda face-wash for awhile last year and it worked great. I will probably update on the no-shampoo front later on.

While in Mount Vernon I stopped by my favorite organic food store and picked up a bottle of almond oil. I know I needed it for something or other but can't for the life of me remember what it was. Oh, well. Now I have 8 oz of almond oil. I'm thinking of making more homemade beauty products because I'm all into that natural thing and I kinda like to know what I'm putting on my body. :)

Ho hum. I guess it's late and I've rambled on long enough.

{edit: fixed 'summery hairdo' link.}


  1. Gah! You're famous!

    Too cute. I've been wanting to do my hair like this for a LONG time, but somehow whenever I try it it looks stupid. Must try to figure out how to make it work with bangs.

  2. Baking soda face wash- please explain! My skin is improving a teeny bit now that I stopped using Max Factor Pan Stik foundation (awesome coverage, TONS of mineral oil). I used the European version that I picked up in London, but I'm out now and the American version doesn't have a shade that matched my skin tone. Anyway, my skin is better, but I am always looking for the Holy Grail of skin care products, esp. natural ones.

  3. Hey, Kelly! Haha...the joy of internet linkage. :) I just incorporated my bangs into the braid. I'm sure there are all different ways you can do it. But it sure helps with this weather!

    Chandra, basically what I did was take a little baking soda and add water to make a pastey liquid. Then rub it all over my face. It's a great exfoliant and it doesn't harm your skin but makes it nice and soft while removing any make-up or dirt. It doesn't necessarily clear up blemishes, but it does work as a cleanser. I then apply Clindamycin Phosphate (medicated, I'm sure what you use depends on what your doctor prescribes) and then benzoyl peroxide works nicely for little blemishes that appear at times. Anyways, I'm about out of my other face cleanser so will probably go back to baking soda because it's cheap and all natural! :)

  4. Forgot to add, you want to wash off the baking soda from your face. hehe. ;-)