what’s going on

by Lara on May 15, 2014

in life

I was reminded today that I have a blog!  A blog I pay good money to run, that I have been neglecting.  So, I guess it’s time for an update.

First off, it’s 8:30pm on a Thursday night.  I’m curled up in bed and running on 1 hour of sleep.  This is becoming a regular thing these days since I’ve been seeing a magical man for the past few weeks who works nights.  It’s worth it.

IT’S OFFICIAL – my dad is not building my house.  We finally FINALLY got the building permit application approved and then found out it will cost upwards of $25K to connect the house to water/sewer due to a logistical nightmare.  This has blown my budget – a budget I was iffy about to begin with.  My friend Mike is a realtor and listed the cursed lot last week and that’s that.  I returned the house numbers I bought, as well as the 2 shower rods and extra shower curtain.  I still have 3 faucets and cabinet pulls, which I may end up using in the house I buy so, I’ll hold on to them for a bit.

Today, I put an offer on a house… a cute little renovated perfectly priced 2 bedroom 1.5 bath 1100 sq. ft. bungalow in a super convenient but tucked away location in the city.  It’s a short sale and god knows how this will play out with the bank and a home inspection but… I’m ready to move on.

bungalowHome sweet home?

And for the most important news, I’ve figured out the wrinkle miracle!  A combination of StriVectin-SD and H2O Hydrating Treatment.  My wrinkles have almost completely disappeared.  (StriVectin products are currently at TJMaxx/Marshalls, since the brand has redesigned their packaging so… get on it!)  I haven’t broken out in almost month of using nothing but this combo!

SDCrazy expensive but deals can be had.  Also, trial sizes (above) are widely available online and worth giving a shot.  A little goes a long way.


This oil-free blue gel is divine.  My skin feels completely hydrated and dewy all day.  Ulta has a set for $7 more than the 1.7oz single with a face wash and eye treatment that are great as well!

I start my back piece on May 29, a Thursday.  I’m leaving work early to get the outline done in hopefully 4 excruciating hours.  Then, I have to go to work on that Friday in pain and frost 100 cupcakes for a wedding I’m attending on Saturday.  I am the most stupid women on the planet and I’m having a bit of anxiety over the whole thing.

After looking at my existing symmetrical floral tattoo, we decided dogwood branches would be too busy and a full frontal deer head would make breaking up and incorporating the existing piece a challenge.  Now, the deer will have regular antlers and will be an angled profile with a semi circle wreath of my mom’s favorite flowers.  Hard to describe but it’s going to be rad and of course, I’ll keep you posted with pics!

That’s all I have for now!


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