Lipstick thoughts


I actually find this quite funny…which just goes to show I’m not mature enough (yet).

This weekend I had a long discussion about lipstick with one of my girlfriends. Yes, lipstick.

As we were standing outside of the bar about to go inside, my girlfriend stopped and said “hold on, I need to put lipstick on.”

Me: “Wait, when are we supposed to start wearing lipstick?! (seriously concerned). “I mean, how do you know when you need lipstick?”

Probably to most people, this is not  a concern but all of a sudden it was on my mind.

So today after lunch, I attempted to put lipstick on. In the car. While I was driving. <— smart.

Verdict: I looked in the mirror, laughed and said, “I’m not mature enough for lipstick!”

I guess I’m not quite there yet. Thank god because I looked like a 10-year-old trying to wearing lipstick. It was odd.

I will just stick to my gloss for the time being. thankyouverymuch.

Lipstick giggles

Sidenote: The smell of lipstick always reminds me of when I was little and watching my mom get ready before she went on dates with my dad. I love it- the smell and the memory that goes along with it.

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About me


I saw this and thought, “what would mine say?”

About Me

(Caitlin style)

I love to get lost in a good book, afternoon naps when the sun is peaking through the blinds, the smell a coffee shop, watching people who are in love, a rainy day, being by water, the smell of a breezy fall day, and people who make me laugh. Like, really  laughoutloud laugh.

What would yours say?

Oh Hey christmas, where did you come from?


10 days until Christmas? Wait what?! Whowhatwhenwherewhy!

How? I haven’t done ANY of my Christmas activities yet, except for getting a tree.

Things that need to get done in the next 10 days- Macy’s 8th floor, Holidazzle, Christmas cookies at Nana’s, sledding, ginger bread house making (!!!), sit on santa’s lap (no wait, that’s super creepy), watch Elf and The Family Stone.

I’m seriously hoping the boyfriend brings a ginger bread kit over after work. I don’t care if it’s 3 am, this stuff needs to get done people!! Santa is watching!

Until then, a little Christmas survey shall we? You know my love for surveys and I know your hate for them. Let’s go!

Eggnog or hot chocolate?

  • Hot chocolate with egg nog in it. Egg nog, egg nog, do a little egg nog dance. That sums up my love for it. Got it? Good. But I don’t allow myself to keep egg nog in the house due to my lack of self-control. Sorry egg nog, you ain’t welcome in this household no more!

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

  • Santa wraps them. And apparently my wiener dogs know how to wrap presents as well. Who would a thunk?!

you crazy christmas wrapping fools

Colored lights on tree/house or white?

  • Ooo tough call. Gosh, I swear it all depends on the home décor. For example, in my house, colored lights are great because it goes with the whimsilcal-ness (notaword) but say in Martha Stewart’s house I can only imagine white lights. Catch my drift?

Do you hang mistletoe?

  • No but I need some in my life! I want to staple mistletoe to Corey’s head so I can always have a reason to kiss his face off!  (Yeah, I just barfed too)

Muahhhh!!

When do you hang your decorations up?

  • Usually around June. No i’m kidding. I’ll get serious, it’s more like late November/early December. I have like one or two Christmas decorations so it’s a lot of work and usually takes the whole day. 😉

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

  • Oh gosh- this egg bake my mom makes for Christmas morning with spicy sausage. Ksfaksjfklskdf nomnomnom. Sorry, my fingers just ate the keyboard.

Favorite holiday memory as a child?

  • Just one?! Hmm…I just remember always being SO excited on Christmas eve. My sister and I would always have a sleepover that night and discuss Christmas morning. Plus, we would write  super awesome letters to Santa:

Dear Santa,

Are you real? We won’t tell anyone, we promise. Just leave a little sign for us! Also, enjoy the cookies. Mom didn’t bake them; she doesn’t know how to bake.

Sincerely,

Bert & Caitlin

What is on your Christmas wish list?

  • Kind of boring things like this necklace I love and a new yoga mat. And a puppy, always a puppy.

Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?

  • Nope and that’s how I like it! I think opening them on Christmas eve would ruin the excitement of Christmas morning!

Snow? Love it or dread it?

  • Love it on Christmas morning then I am SO over it. Driving in it? Please god no. I turn into a panicked grandma, it’s not a pretty sight. I will crash into you, so stay off the roads.

Real tree or fake tree?

  • Real! All you fake tree buyers out there, shame on you! I’m judging. Get a real tree darn it.

Do you remember your favorite gift?

  • My cell phone when I was 16? That’s so sad but I think that’s the truth. I remember sitting in my room ALL day talking to my boyfriend at the time and racking up a $700 texting bill. (remember that bill mom?) tee.hee.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?

  • Being with my family. I love all of the little traditions we have created. It’s truly my most favorite part of the holidays.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Shut up- Christmas cookies! Duh. I love the ones with the little kisses in the middle. But let’s be serious I will eat any kind of Christmas cookie. Think I’m lying? These hips don’t lie.

What is your favorite tradition?

  • Gee! This makes me sound dorky as a 23-year-old but I’m so okay with it. Every Christmas morning we have to WAIT to come out of our bedrooms until dad has gotten his coffee. This is especially hard because my dad is slow…I mean S L O W. So it feels like it takes hours for him to walk down the hallway, into the kitchen, then to the living room. I still get antsy.

What tops your tree?

  • Nothing this year because my tree doesn’t stand up straight. It mostly just lies on the floor on its side. Ugh don’t even get me started.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?

  • Giving! I’m so awkward receiving presents, I hate when people watch me. In fact, I decided this year I’m going to sit in the      corner with a blanket over my head while I unwrap presents.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

  • I’mmmm dreammmming offfff  a (hhhh)wwwwhite christmassss!

Candy canes, yuck or yum?

  • Yum only if they are the starburst candy canes. And if that is the case, than a big fat yum!

Favorite Christmas movie?

  • The family stone (!!!!!)

What do you leave for Santa?

  • Cookies, milk, carrots and my little brother.

Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?

  • We open presents, (stockings first!!), mom makes breakfast, dad helps with electronics, and then we all stare at the yule log and talk about how much we love christmas. Well, basically that’s how it goes. One year I made everyone watch the whole series of The Newlyweds with Nick and Jessica. I’m not sure why that tradition didn’t last? It was my most favorite one.

Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?

  • Mall

Christmas letter or Christmas card?

  • I was thinking of making a Christmas movie this year? Staring me. And Only me. Well, I guess baby Jesus can be in it too.

 

Well now wasn’t that fun! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.  Peace out.

Oh Hey christmas, where did you come from?


10 days until Christmas? Wait what?! Whowhatwhenwherewhy!

How? I haven’t done ANY of my Christmas activities yet, except for getting a tree.

Things that need to get done in the next 10 days- Macy’s 8th floor, Holidazzle, Christmas cookies at Nana’s, sledding, ginger bread house making (!!!), sit on santa’s lap (no wait, that’s super creepy), watch Elf and The Family Stone.

I’m seriously hoping the boyfriend brings a ginger bread kit over after work. I don’t care if it’s 3 am, this stuff needs to get done people!! Santa is watching!

Until then, a little Christmas survey shall we? You know my love for surveys and I know your hate for them. Let’s go!

Eggnog or hot chocolate?

  • Hot chocolate with egg nog in it. Egg nog, egg nog, do a little egg nog dance. That sums up my love for it. Got it? Good. But I don’t allow myself to keep egg nog in the house due to my lack of self-control. Sorry egg nog, you ain’t welcome in this household no more!

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

  • Santa wraps them. And apparently my wiener dogs know how to wrap presents as well. Who would a thunk?!

you crazy christmas wrapping fools

Colored lights on tree/house or white?

  • Ooo tough call. Gosh, I swear it all depends on the home décor. For example, in my house, colored lights are great because it goes with the whimsilcal-ness (notaword) but say in Martha Stewart’s house I can only imagine white lights. Catch my drift?

Do you hang mistletoe?

  • No but I need some in my life! I want to staple mistletoe to Corey’s head so I can always have a reason to kiss his face off!  (Yeah, I just barfed too)

Muahhhh!!

When do you hang your decorations up?

  • Usually around June. No i’m kidding. I’ll get serious, it’s more like late November/early December. I have like one or two Christmas decorations so it’s a lot of work and usually takes the whole day. 😉

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

  • Oh gosh- this egg bake my mom makes for Christmas morning with spicy sausage. Ksfaksjfklskdf nomnomnom. Sorry, my fingers just ate the keyboard.

Favorite holiday memory as a child?

  • Just one?! Hmm…I just remember always being SO excited on Christmas eve. My sister and I would always have a sleepover that night and discuss Christmas morning. Plus, we would write  super awesome letters to Santa:

Dear Santa,

Are you real? We won’t tell anyone, we promise. Just leave a little sign for us! Also, enjoy the cookies. Mom didn’t bake them; she doesn’t know how to bake.

Sincerely,

Bert & Caitlin

What is on your Christmas wish list?

  • Kind of boring things like this necklace I love and a new yoga mat. And a puppy, always a puppy.

Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?

  • Nope and that’s how I like it! I think opening them on Christmas eve would ruin the excitement of Christmas morning!

Snow? Love it or dread it?

  • Love it on Christmas morning then I am SO over it. Driving in it? Please god no. I turn into a panicked grandma, it’s not a pretty sight. I will crash into you, so stay off the roads.

Real tree or fake tree?

  • Real! All you fake tree buyers out there, shame on you! I’m judging. Get a real tree darn it.

Do you remember your favorite gift?

  • My cell phone when I was 16? That’s so sad but I think that’s the truth. I remember sitting in my room ALL day talking to my boyfriend at the time and racking up a $700 texting bill. (remember that bill mom?) tee.hee.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?

  • Being with my family. I love all of the little traditions we have created. It’s truly my most favorite part of the holidays.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Shut up- Christmas cookies! Duh. I love the ones with the little kisses in the middle. But let’s be serious I will eat any kind of Christmas cookie. Think I’m lying? These hips don’t lie.

What is your favorite tradition?

  • Gee! This makes me sound dorky as a 23-year-old but I’m so okay with it. Every Christmas morning we have to WAIT to come out of our bedrooms until dad has gotten his coffee. This is especially hard because my dad is slow…I mean S L O W. So it feels like it takes hours for him to walk down the hallway, into the kitchen, then to the living room. I still get antsy.

What tops your tree?

  • Nothing this year because my tree doesn’t stand up straight. It mostly just lies on the floor on its side. Ugh don’t even get me started.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?

  • Giving! I’m so awkward receiving presents, I hate when people watch me. In fact, I decided this year I’m going to sit in the      corner with a blanket over my head while I unwrap presents.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

  • I’mmmm dreammmming offfff  a (hhhh)wwwwhite christmassss!

Candy canes, yuck or yum?

  • Yum only if they are the starburst candy canes. And if that is the case, than a big fat yum!

Favorite Christmas movie?

  • The family stone (!!!!!)

What do you leave for Santa?

  • Cookies, milk, carrots and my little brother.

Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?

  • We open presents, (stockings first!!), mom makes breakfast, dad helps with electronics, and then we all stare at the yule log and talk about how much we love christmas. Well, basically that’s how it goes. One year I made everyone watch the whole series of The Newlyweds with Nick and Jessica. I’m not sure why that tradition didn’t last? It was my most favorite one.

Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?

  • Mall

Christmas letter or Christmas card?

  • I was thinking of making a Christmas movie this year? Staring me. And Only me. Well, I guess baby Jesus can be in it too.

 

Well now wasn’t that fun! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.  Peace out.

I'm Guilty…


of consuming way too much wine in the past 3 weeks….

of spending too much money on things that I shouldn’t be spending money on (winecoughcoffeecoughshoescough)….

of having too much fun on Monday nights….

of pretending i’m not actually 23 years old but more like 6…

of breaking into my bedroom last night after somebody forgot the keys (opps)….

of wasting too much time on pinterest…

of listening to Backstreet Boys Pandora station (amaz)…

of researching puppies cause i’m actually *this* close to buying one…

of eating ice cream for my dinner sunday night…

and i’m oh-so guilty of loving it all.

I’m Guilty…


of consuming way too much wine in the past 3 weeks….

of spending too much money on things that I shouldn’t be spending money on (winecoughcoffeecoughshoescough)….

of having too much fun on Monday nights….

of pretending i’m not actually 23 years old but more like 6…

of breaking into my bedroom last night after somebody forgot the keys (opps)….

of wasting too much time on pinterest…

of listening to Backstreet Boys Pandora station (amaz)…

of researching puppies cause i’m actually *this* close to buying one…

of eating ice cream for my dinner sunday night…

and i’m oh-so guilty of loving it all.

Wear Sunscreen


Sometimes (aka always) it takes me a few times to learn a lesson. I’m not one of those people who learn a lesson the first time around. Nope. It definitely takes me a few times. So it’s my one fault…what? 😉

Once when my family and I went to Mexico for spring break. I decided to not wear sunscreen. I “learned my lesson” when I was sick all night and had purple feet from getting such a bad sunburn.

Yesterday, I went out on the boat and again, decided to not wear sunscreen. I figured it would be fine. (sidenote: I haven’t laid out all summer so apparently my body was not ready for the sun it was about to see). 5 hours in the sun and my body is as red a ripe tomato. Ouch.

And now I’m blogging from my bed at home because I had to go home sick from work. I either have sun poisoning or the flu. But from the looks of my bright red bloated “sun kissed” face…I’m blaming this one on the sun.

Damn you sunshine.

 

Lesson *hopefully” learned….If I live through this, I will wear sunscreen next time. Swear.

Wear Sunscreen

By Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’98: Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Fill in the blanks


I decided to pretend to be  “grown-up” and order some business cards because that is what grown-ups do. Business cards= grown-up.

Correct? Correct.

Fail. I wish I would have turned my brain on when I decided to make these because then this wouldn’t have happened. I put the wrong phone number on the card. This actually doesn’t even surprise me so I’m not that upset about it. I ordered these cards late one  night when I was rushing around and of course, I didn’t double-check anything. When these came in the mail yesterday, I read the phone and had to think, “Is that my number?!”. No Caitlin, it’s not. Scatterbrain. So my options are three things: 1.) White-out 250 business cards and write the right number on them 2.) Reorder the damn business cards 3.)Order business cards when I’m 24 and a little more “grown-up”. I think I’ll go with option 3 2.

Also, remember when I posted about early morning workouts? Yeah, well these last 2 weeks have not been going so well. Last week, I went after work which was fine but this morning was just a big joke.

I basically just walked around a lot, still half asleep and got a workout from climbing on and off the weight machines. I actually had my eyes closed while I was doing squats.  Whateve- tomorrow’s a new day right? Sidenote- this weekend I remember why I don’t partake in drinking alcoholic beverages a lot. My body hurts. Workouts are painful. I may or may not still be dealing with a hangover…I kid, I kid. But seriously, HOW to people go out every weekend? I’m a grandma and I don’t care if I ever go out again (until next weekend) ;).

Fill in the blanks…okay I will 🙂 One of the best things about blogging is filing out this stupid  great questionnaires. I mean, who doesn’t like to ramble on about themselves?

1.   I am currently obsessed with   

Peanut butter toast with a sliced banana, cinnamon and flax seed on top

Running-  It’s always a run/hate relationship

 Green mint gum 🙂

2.  Today I am    excited   because  it is almost April, which means we are closer to summer AND means this boy will be home SO soon.

I C A N T W A I T!!!

3.  The age I am is    23     and the age I feel is  about 14. This is because most everyone I meet thinks I am between the ages of 12-18. What gives? I think it’s my chubby cheeks, I look the same as I did when I was 4; except I’m a little taller. Also, it might be my breast size,I have the chest of a 8 year-old boy.   Seriously though, I do still feel really young. I think I will just always feel young. This will most likely come in handy when i’m 40.

 

4.  My favorite place is     the bookstore. I love going to a bookstore- I can spend hours just browsing books and drinking coffee.  

5.  Something I have been procrastinating is   usually I would have all kinds of answers for this but since homework is not a thing in my life anymore I actually don’t have an answer. Let me think…I’ll get back to ya.
6.  The last thing I purchased was     a pack of green gum at work this morning. It made my morning. I really do love gum.

7.  The thing I love most about my home is  Maddie.

 G’night- my bed is calling!

Fill in the Blank: What have you been procrastinating?

ABC [of me]


(A) Age: 22 (turning 23 this month).

(B) Bed Size: California King. I wish. It’s a queen. Do you ever wonder why beds sizes are called what they are called? Is there a reason behind this? Twin, double, queen, king, California king?! I think it’s weird.

(C) Chore You Hate: Unloading the dishwasher!!!

(D) Dogs? I’m like the crazy dog lady-I love all dogs.  I’ve asked for a puppy for Christmas every single year (and will continue until I get one). I remember the day I got my first dog Sam. I ran all the way back to school to tell my older sister we got a puppy then ran all the way back home. I probably had an asthma attack that day- it was well worth it.

(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Coffee. Is that even a question? Oh and some Regis and Kelly.

Coffee

(F) Favorite Color: Black. Does that count? I love wearing black. I also love olive-green. So black and olive-green. Together or separate.

(G) Gold or Silver? Both. But I need a silver engagement/wedding ring, not gold. Hint, hint. 😉

(H) Height: 5’3”

(I) Instruments You Play: First chair flute player 7th grade. H O L L E R. Now, I don’t play any instruments and I kick myself everyday for not learning to play the piano. flute player cartoons, flute player cartoon, flute player picture, flute player pictures, flute player image, flute player images, flute player illustration, flute player illustrations

(J) Job Title: I want to write something funny but I will resist.

(K) Kids: Oh goodness- my mind changes every day. If my child could look and be like the little boy I used to nanny for then I will have kids. At this point in my life, I don’t know if I want kids. Kids= money, stress, & poopy diapers.

I’ll leave the child-bearing up to my older sister. I think I’ll do the cool aunt role.

(L) Live: In a house

(M) Mom’s Name: Diane. Momma. Di.

(N) Nicknames: CJ, Janers, Cait, Caitface, CC

(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Hmm…not that I know of.

(P) Pet Peeve: People who chew with their mouth open, strollers, men who grunt in the weight room, when people scrap their teeth on their fork

(Q) Quote from a Movie: “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”When Harry Met Sally

Right or Left Handed? Right

 (S) Siblings: 1 older sister named Brittany. She is a teacher, is engaged, and hates when I steal her clothes- with a fiery passion. 1 younger brother named Jake. We call him Jon fron plo plo plon. He loves coca-cola, the trombone, and arguing.

(T) Time You Wake Up? Always before 8 am. Depends if I am going to go workout in the morning and what time I have to be at work.

(U) Underwear: What’s underwear?

(V) Vegetable You Dislike:  Peas!  BARF. I also hate mandarin oranges but that’s not a vegetable. I just had to get that out there.

 

(W) What Makes You Run Late: I’m never late. I try to be late to be cool and I still show up early. What gives.

(X) X-Rays You’ve Had Done: My lungs. I think. Mom is that true? I just remember bringing them in to show my class for show and tell.

(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Ha. I don’t make food. Well, I take that back I can make a mean bowl of oatmeal. I heart oatmeal.

(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Penguins!

The sweater one kills me. OMG. ROFL. LOL.

Your turn- what’s your pet peeve? Chore you hate?