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A Few Of My Favorite Things

4 Feb

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Have you Niner fans come out of the hole that you crawled into after the most disappointing loss against the Ravens? I have been moping around since the Super Bowl game ended, which my bf and I watched with a few of my dearest hometown friends that now reside in SoCal and their 49er fan doggies. I needed a major cheer-me-up, so I took to writing in my journal about the things I am thankful for. Since my birthday passed last month, there were a lot great gifts and tons of well wishes that I received (thank you so much to every one!), as well as happy times spent with my favorite people in the world. Despite me feeling emotionally depleted, I figured I should do something to get me in a better mood. So, I decided to compile a list of what have now become a few of my favorite things. If any reader happens to feel a little blue, making a list might be something helpful to do…

Charlotte Olympia flats that look like kittens
Coffee, French press kettle, and warm woolen mittens
Gift cards and packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

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Bright colored lipsticks and makeup in oodles
A recipe book so that I can make noodles
Instagram, memories, the feelings they bring
These are a few of my favorite things

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istagram memories

My doggies pose while my camera flashes
Time with my guy who has really long lashes
Pretty Terrariums remind me of Spring
These are a few of my favorite things

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When my life bites
When the tears sting
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Raving About The Blo Out Lounge

20 Jan

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How does fabulous hair make your feel? To me, it makes me feel like a million bucks, which is why I have a membership at the Blo Out Lounge in Pasadena. I received a one month gift certificate from my boyfriend’s sister and I have been a happy and regular member since. I have never been very handy with a blow dryer, so it’s a treat to be able to sit and relax in chair while one of the really hip and friendly stylists washes, blow dries, and styles my hair for me. The BOL is a ten minute drive from my house and an even shorter drive from my work, so it’s really convenient to go in before i go into work, during lunch, right after, or during the weekends after a workout. I think this concept is probably one of the best things ever, as despite it taking forty-five minutes to an hour (depending on if I come in with already washed/wet hair), the type of hair style I request, or the stylist I request, I am usually always productive while getting my hair done by either catching up on reading or checking and replying to emails (they have wi-fi), after chatting with my stylist for a bit. While this Salon doesn’t cut hair or color (only tint/color rinse for roots or grays), they do have make-up application and brow services. A monthly membership of $99 allows six blow outs or make-up applications per month (since I joined before it became 5 blo outs per month). I don’t really wear face make up and have only really had my make-up applied for Halloween (Raggedy Ann doll one year and a Ventriloquist Dummy this past year), but I see that they do great work. Going into the salon at least three times a month is worth the membership cost as one blo out is $35; so for me, I am usually saving 50% per month by being a member opposed to paying per visit. It’s such an cutesy lounge with girlie decor, mirrors everywhere, cool tunes, televisions (playing movies from Clueless to Mrs. Doubtfire) and the most welcoming staff, who always ask if I would like something to drink. With an active lifestyle, I am always in need of a wash (after swimming, or bikram yoga, or other activities that won’t allow me to get away without a wash), and no matter how great the outfit, having bad hair never makes me feel as confident as a great outfit with a blo out. I couldn’t be more complimentary of and thankful for the Blo Out Lounge.