Monday, July 13, 2015


My Pinterest boards are filled with “eyeliner hacks” aimed at creating the perfect cat eye.

My makeup bag is filled with eyeliners promising to draw the perfect line.

My trash can is filled with kohl-smeared cotton balls, q-tips and Kleenexes due to my repeated failures.

The latest acquisition – recommended by In Style Magazine – is essentially a Sharpie pen for your eyes.  

I did OK on the top lash line, but when I tried to do my lowers, I ended up giving myself a prison tattoo.

And of course it’s waterproof.

I figured this may be a skill reserved for professionals, so I headed to my local MAC counter.

The beautician had flawless cat eyes herself and she assured me that with THIS product, I would finally achieve my goal.  

She swept and brushed, brushed and swept, finally allowing me to see the results in the mirror:

I make a lovely Drag Queen.

Caitlin Jenner is courageous?  Honey Puh-leeez...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pretty as a Picture

Going through my Facebook Photos, I noticed that most of my photos aren’t super flattering. 

Don’t care.

I used to hate photos of myself. . . until I realized that like it or not, this is what I look like.   

My friends like to see my picture.   Not because I'm gorgeous, but because I am their friend.  

I realized that my CHILDREN needed to see photos of me. 

Even in my bathing suit.  

I am not real pretty, but I am their mom.  I am a special kind of pretty to them that they will never see in another woman.  Not their wives, not their daughters, not even their grandmothers.  This beauty is mine.  And it's theirs.  Because no one will ever see me the way they do.  

I am committed to allowing my photo to be in our family scrapbooks. For my kids.  And maybe for their kids.  So I guess what I am saying is. . . .let those who love you see photos of you.

Even if you look like this:

This is me with 2 dreamy guys

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I'm Back....


I haven't blogged since February 2013.

Since then I've finished my MBA and completed a half-marathon.

Wasn't going to start blogging again, but I read this AMAZING article in runners world about a PLUS SIZE RUNNER who has a blog called Fat Girl Running....

What have you guys been up to?