Man if I did have any readers/followers I’m sure they are long gone…
I have to say the hard part about this blogging biz is coming up with things to write about! It has been so long now I have plenty to write about!
For the past few years for the Fourth of July my mom and step-dad invite family over & everyone stays a few days swimming, hanging out and cooking out, ya know the usual. Well since this year the 4th is on a Wednesday they decided to do it for Memorial weekend. So a few days before the big weekend I headed to my hometown to hang out, and it was a lovely time! I got to see some aunts, uncles, and cousins and of course spend some time with some precious nuggets that happen to be my nieces and nephew. They are seriously cute.
I ended up staying the week after to help my mom get organized and clean out some things. During this process we found some old Christmas lists that I had written, EMBARRASSING. Does anyone else see things they have written as a youngster and get embarrassed for your younger self? Lord knows I do. My mother tries to tell me it’s sweet, cute, I say what a nerd I was/am?? Krazy K started reading the Christmas lists out loud, and cried haha! The first list we found the handwriting was something terrible, I asked for Barbie dolls, a trampoline & other important things like that. The next one we found you could tell I was older not only because the hand writing was better (bubbly & my I’s were dotted with circles), but also because I asked for the nicer things in life. For example J Crew clothing accompanied by catalog page numbers where those sweet argyle sweaters could be found and Doc Martens (apparently I wasn’t sure what style I was after at that time, good ole adolescence will do that to ya).
When I spend a good period of time at home I always think to myself “If ONLY I had known I could make money off of the funny/weird shit my mom & step-dad say…” They are entertaining to say the least! For example when the rapper Heavy D died, my step-dad heard the news and said “Awww man, I sure am going to miss him. I really liked Heavy D.” I’m sorry G-money I had no idea you were such a fan of old skool rap. Shall we pour one out by the palm tree in the backyard for your homie that has passed? (Don’t you feel like that P-Diddy & Faith Evans song should play in the background of that scene?)
Following my mini-vacay in T-town I headed to Pine Bluff for a friend’s amazing wedding. I got to be a part of this wedding in a different way, not my normal role of a bridesmaid. For this wedding I got to do the makeup for many of the bridesmaids and attendants. I have always loved makeup, putting it on, buying it, learning about it, etc. I did 10 different girls eye makeup & a few of them I did their face as well; it was great fun and good experience doing all those different faces! I was exhausted afterwards but it didn’t stop me from having so much fun at the wedding. There was a great band, tons of friends and GLOW STICKS what more could you ask for?! This new…side job, I guess we will say, started when one of my besties for the resties Katie asked if I would do her makeup for her bridal portrait, I was so honored! I also did it for her wedding. My other good friend Britani (whose wedding is next weekend, where I will be returning to my bridesmaids’ duty) asked me if I would do her makeup for her portraits also. Flattered yet again, I will also be doing it for her wedding. It makes me feel good that I can make my friends feel beautiful and great on their special day! Looking forward to an empty, relaxing weekend and gearing up for the next TWO weekends of weddings & being a bridesmaid!
A few random thoughts to close out my lengthy post here ….
Pinterest …have you ever noticed how many weird-ass nail polish design ideas there are? OR How there are so many UGLY/TACKY clothes that are repined, or have some stupid caption for the picture like, “great dress for making the EX jealous!!!” I want to trip those people & tell them not to write silly things like that.
This random thought is very important: Do you watch Duck Dynasty? If you don’t you totally should. If you are having a bad day & need a good laugh Uncle Si will totally make you feel better. I laugh out loud when I watch it. You won’t regret watching it, trust me.