Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Velcro rollers- heaven for hair

I have heard lots of women talk about putting in some velcro rollers as they do their makeup and then take them out and it is volume central.

I had an awesome HIT class and then I needed to go to an important meeting for work.  (Background info: I only wash my hair twice a week,  I am not a grease monkey and my hair gets dry really easily so this works for me)  So I just grabbed my round brush and my blow dryer, and did a quick scan to the front and backside of the hair the brush was holding.  I quickly put in the velcro roller, facing the back of my head.  I used 6 rollers total.   I used duck clips to secure the rollers.   I finished my makeup and then did a quick spray with Tresemme hairspray.
My bathroom has ZERO natural light so please excuse the shadows under my eyes

Look at that volume and curl!!!!!!   I am a BELIEVER

Velcro Rollers Here
Clips Here
Hairspray Here

Outfit Details:
Blouse- Limited (old) Similar
Skirt J Crew (old)  Similar

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Five

1.  Mama needs a new pair of running shoes...  I spotted these puppies on Pinterest.   Must. Find. Them

2. I decided to finally do one of the many Pinterest challenges out there... This month's challenge... Squats

I took before pictures just to see... I wont be sharing them because unlike the half naked butts on pinterest, I have crazy tan lines on mine...    I am on day 5 already...  I can honestly say it hasn't been too bad.  We will see how I am talking when I start getting into the hundreds.

3. Nick got me the most gorgeous purse for Christmas and I just cant get enough of it.  It truly makes any outfit look put together and chic.  Pretty sure he only agreed because he saw a picture of Ashley Greene carrying it.

Selma Tote

4.  I may or may not follow Michelle Money on YouTube...  She and her friend did a whole video on how import it is to tint your lashes.  Since I pretty much refuse to go to a salon for anything I can do myself, I looked up at home lash tinting.  This shall be done.  I will def take some before and after pictures for you.

Lash Tint- Michelle Money

5.  Sonia Kashuk Brush-  I keep hearing about how amazing the Mason Pearson brush is... and all I can hear is them saying "I'm cray cray for thinking a brush is worth $100" so I looked up a knock off version.  You know it that TarJay came to the rescue on that one.  $15... I can do that
Sonia Kashuk Brush

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'm back, I promise- Recap of the past 3 months

Hey guys,   my name is Katie... you may remember me...  I used to blog and then I got lazy.

But its ok honeychildren, I am back. You would think with the two and a half months I spent unemployed I would be blogging all the time because I had so much free time.   Well netflix and my lack of cool things happening to me got in the way.

So this is the recap...   I moved to Buckhead in Atlanta GA.

I was actively applying for jobs... and watching LOTS of Netflix. 

Every person that watches Netflix ever
Friday Night Lights, all the Kardashians, Pretty Little Liars, White Collar, The Lying Game... oy

So just so you don't think I was a total bum, I really was going to interviews and doing phone interviews.  I kept getting to the final round of interviews and then I would get the turn down email.  Which would make me binge on Netflix and cookies

I finally landed a Body Attack and Spinning job.  Which helped me to get a free gym membership.  HECK YEAH!  Which is where I took my first BodyPump class.  If you haven't tried it.  Put your spandex on and get to a gym woman!  It is AMAZING  

I could barely walk the next day, but it was good.  My butt and legs looked amazing :)

Well the holidays grew nearer and the job postings became more sparse...  I noticed my savings account was dwindling and I started to have regular crying sessions.  I really didn't know what I was going to do.  I was running out of money to pay my rent and get a plane ticket and buy Christmas presents.

But life goes on.  I just prayed like crazy.  I went home to see my family and got snowed in.  It was a great two weeks.  It ended with flights being cancelled and sleeping in the airport but it wouldn't be the holidays without a little spice.   

So on to the good part.  Right before the holidays, I got an email from the American Cancer Society (I had already had 3 interviews).  They wanted to know if I was still looking for a job.  I emailed and said that I was.  Well I didn't hear much after that and figured either that was 1. really random. 2. they ended up finding someone else. 3. They have a really long holiday break.

After I got home for Christmas I decided to send a follow up email.  The next day I received an email stating that they were waiting for HR to set up an interview with me....  hmmm that sounds good.

(please excuse the pile of laundry waiting to be washed and my mirror not even being hung up yet)

Well they finally set up an interview with me on Tuesday morning.  I thought the interview went great. I came home and watched like 6 hours of Downton Abbey.  I was getting so depressed, I knew if I got this job I was going to have to change my wedding date, but it also meant I had the job!.
Well not long later, I missed a call from HR asking me to call them back.  I did and the OFFERED ME A JOB!!!!!!!!!

I will finally get to wear all of the JCrew pencil skirts I have been hoarding and only wearing to church!  Hopefully I can buy myself a larger mirror and do more outfit posts for you. :)   

As excited as I am about being employed I have some major wedding overhauling to do.  Like finding a new date and switching the date of all of my venues...  PRAY for ME
My last week and a half of being unemployed will be spent wedding planning, enjoying going to the gym at 10am, painting my nails a million times and pinteresting all new work outfits.  


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Unemployed and going crazy

My schedule before moving to Atlanta was wake up at 8am, get ready and get to work by 9.  Work until 5 then head to the gym to teach one or two classes and get home make dinner and finally crash on the couch around 8:30pm...  Talk to Nick from 11:30pm-1am then do it all again.

WELL... Now that I am living it up in the land of peaches, I am going nuts.  I wake up around 10ish, eat breakfast, hop on the computer to start applying for jobs, go for a run or go to the gym, come home  and get ready, then wait for Nick to come home super late.

In between all that I have to keep myself busy. So here is what I have been up to.

Baking cookies

Waiting for Nick to come home from work

Practicing some BodyAttack (fingers crossed I get a teaching job soon!)

Wedding planning!!!

Taking day trips to Target-  Nick and I need to start on our registry PRONTO

Doing tons of laundry

Since I have so much time on my hands, what types of posts would you guys like?  I am all yours!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Friday...So glad you are here :)

So as you may not be aware... I MOVED .. I moved to Atlanta!!!!   More on that later but basically I resigned from my job in Virginia to move to Atlanta with Nick.  It was scary but very exciting.  I spend my days at home on the internet looking for jobs and trying not to get to distracted with my easy access to Netflix and my new addiction Friday Night Lights... hello gorgeous football players and my lady crush Minka Kelly.

So I have had quite a few interviews and have made it to the final round of just about all of them.  It has been extremely frustrating and is a little nerve wracking since I need to be able to pay my bills.  

I went to an interview with the American Cancer Society this morning.   Hopefully things go well and I will be an employed lady very shortly.

Not going to lie, Nick asked me if that was too sexy for an interview.   Heck no, it gave me a ton of confidence

Please ignore that nasty pile of laundry behind me and the fact I have yet to hang up this mirror... it may or may not be because when it leans it makes me look 10lbs thinner... 

Right before I walked in.. it is a huge building full of all kinds of crazy elevators and tunnels... basically it was the matrix of non profit buildings.

Judge me not- but I when I brought my trash to the compactor I saw this cute little wine rack sitting right next to it.   I couldn't just leave it there with all of its potential to be a coke in a bottle rack, or some other random oddity that I choose... so I did what any unemployed person would do.  I picked it up and scooted as fast as my Ugg boot and pajama wearing self could shuffle before anyone could judge me for being a garbage picker... 

And lastly, I remembered that I have a wedding to plan and tons of down time so I finally got on the ball and called the country club and scheduled a tasting, ordered invitation samples, called a DJ, semi planned a menu and made a list of bridesmaids.    

So excited to finally have a date with Nick that starts before 9pm!!!!!   Poor guy has been working so hard at his new job and kicking butt at that!  So proud of him.

My apologies for being such a bad blogger, I promise I am going to up my game now!  Let me know what kind of posts you would like to see.

Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Engagement Pictures!!

Photos- bmw photography  Brinn Willis
Location : Carter Mountain Orchard- Charlottesville VA
                 Downtown Mall- Charlottesville VA

The morning started off with lots of outfit changes.  I had no clue what I was going to wear.  I had been stressing about it for about three weeks and had not found anything that I felt cute in.  So I went back to my favorite pair of jeans, my absolute favorite shirt (Thank you, thank you to who ever brought chambray shirt to my attention) and my go to mustard cardigan.   Its not as fancy or cute as I initially wanted but I was running out of time.

Next up came the hair, I looked up some different tutorials and I decided I wanted to tease and then use big rollers.  My hair looked rockin' ... that is until the dreaded sprinkle rain came right as we pulled in,  the kind of rain that just immediately gives you frizz and destroys all the hard work you put into your hair.  So poor Nick had to deal with a VERY grumpy Katie since I wanted to look absolutely perfect for our pictures and that dang rain ruined everything.

 But nonetheless, Brinn was able to capture some very sweet moments and give us some great pictures to choose from.   Let me know your favorites so we can decide on the final few that will become contenders for the invitations.