Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bad Marie!

If there's anyone still out there 
out there
out there
out there

I have returned!

Blerg on me.

Between having a house foreclosed on, moving, our car dying and having to buy a new car, and working on my insane new project, Oh and turning 30, it's been a heck of a year thus far.

Forgive me and allow me to get back on track with Dirty Pink Cardigan.
I've missed y'all!

Here's the little badass condom head that is moi. :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Babies, They're Just Like Us!

They read on the pooper!

They wear crazy hats!

They wear helmets when they bike!

They go shopping for groceries!

They love to text message!

They get their hair done!

They pose for pictures!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shit Girls Say.

I'm sure y'all have seen this video by now, but even if you have, it'll still make you laugh!

Smile. :)

For a good time,  share with your significant other.

Oh yeah.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mug Shot.

At Photobooth for the Rue + Mira Mira event last week.

Um, apparently my good friend and baker extraordinaire, Elena, and I were the only ones told NOT to smile for our picture.

Check out our fabu mug shots. Don't we look like we could cut a bitch or what? Ha!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Polar Bear Attack.

This is an actual Polar Bear vs. Human attack caught on film, close up and extremely graphic... 
Bear Attack in  Churchill , Manitoba , Canada 
These are pictures of an actual polar bear attacking a man that were taken while people watched and could do absolutely nothing to stop the attack! 

 Reports from the local newspaper say that the victim will make a full recovery. 

The photos are below..... 

  May your troubles always be smaller than your imagination!
  This originated from a dear friend of mine, Karen Dionne. And it really makes me think about how people (myself included) tend to make problems seem a lot bigger than they are. I'm absolutely guilty of making issues the center of my universe, when, in fact, it's nothing more than my wild imagination at work. My goal is to redirect that focused energy into a positive outlet, such as this insanely crazy but fun project I've been working on the past few months. Stay tuned for more info on it down the line.... :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Make Your Life Better.

Easy, Peezy as 1, 2... 30! :)

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.
As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
  1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
  2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
  3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.  Read The Road Less Traveled.
  4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
  5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you likeeveryone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
  6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
  7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing.  Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success.  You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
  8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us.  We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.  Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
  9. Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive.  But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
  10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.  You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  11. Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.  Evaluate situations and take decisive action.  You cannot change what you refuse to confront.  Making progress involves risk.  Period!  You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
  12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
  13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely.  It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.  There’s no need to rush.  If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
  14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. – In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you.  But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
  15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others doing better than you.  Concentrate on beating your own records every day.  Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
  16. Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  Ask yourself this:  “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
  17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you.  You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough.  But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past.  You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation.  So smile!  Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
  18. Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
  19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.
  20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway.  Just do what you know in your heart is right.
  21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
  22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
  23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  Read Getting Things Done.
  24. Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t take the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.
  25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
  26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.  But making one person smile CAN change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  So narrow your focus.
  28. Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.  One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
  29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  30. Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
Photo by: Rob Brucker


Words of wisdom. I believe in all these aspects and am truly trying to incorporate it into my everyday living. Though it sounds so simple, it's harder than it seems...or is it? ;)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Everyday Party Hair.

There's a part of me that is itchin' to snip my hair. But really, what that means, is that it's just time to change things up before committing to something so permanent. Here are a few do's to try before you decide to chop it all off!

Two versions of the waterfall.

Three Low Buns.

Romantic Messy Updo.

Messy Twisted Low Pony.

There! That should keep me somewhat satisfied for another month or so. Seems simple enough, but as I've learned in the past, it never is. Let's see if I actually attempt any of these. I'll be sure to post if I do! ;)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glitter Wishlist.

I'm such a girlie girl.
I love pink, sparkles and anything femme.

Here's what I want this Christmas:
will someone make sure my husband sees this! ;)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Holiday Choice.

It starts with Halloween...

the candy!

Nom, nom, nom.

Then comes Thanksgiving...

the turkey, butter, mashed potatoes, pie!

Nom, nom, nom.

Holiday parties...

Wine spritzers (I'm a mom, I'm allowed) and whisky!

Slurp, slurp, slurp. (I'm really not that loud when I drink, I swear.)


Anything I can get my hands on!

Nom, nom, nom.

Then there's the ringing in of the New Year...

More champagne!

Slurp, slurp, slurp. 

You think it's over, and maybe it is for you, but come January, it's hubby's birthday then mine...

Drinks, cakes, and good food, oh my!

Nom, nom, slurp, slurp, nom, nom.

Times like these call for a closetful of black dresses. 
None basic, mind you.
But man, can those black dresses hide some holiday eating like no other.

Here are some of my inspirations:

Oh, hello.
Yes, it's true, you can, in fact, inspire yourself. :)

Source: instylation.blogspot.com via Marie on Pinterest                   

Sunday, November 13, 2011

No Pants Allowed.

My daily posts have morphed into to weekly posts. 
Ay yay yay.

I feel like such a slacker.
My sincerest apologies for slowing down.
I've been working non-stop on a big project that's currently top secret.
Oo la la!

As the launch date approaches, I'll be giving my lovely followers the inside scoop. 
So stay tuned.

Sunday 11.13.11

Sunday Morning Farmers Market. 

The Japanese Tourist Pose.

Saturday 11.12.11

The Girl Monk.

Trying to give the world a giant hug.

Friday 11.11.11

Electronic Tribal.

Does that even make sense?
I was just looking at this dress again and realized it's part futuristic, part old school tribal. 

Thursday 11.10.11

At the SF Carrots event. 

I had the pleasure meeting bloggers: 

Samantha Rudd & Kendall Asmuth of Sequin Harvest
Caitlin Flemming of Sacramento Street

I love this framed mirror.

Wednesday 11.09.11

The Rockabilly School Girl.

I'm totally sporting red lips but was unable to capture that aspect. 

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