Thursday, February 28, 2013

10 trends that terrify your boyfriend

Who am I, David Letterman? Why am I suddenly fascinated by top 10 lists? I have had this one in my draft box for a while though so better late then never. I read a lot of blogs, many if them fashion blogs. And everyday I am hounded with fashion trends that I love and hate. Either way, I often find myself thinking "Guys must be raising an eyebrow at this trend." I mean yes some guys are really into fashion, or really love an eclectic hipster girl who wears whatever she wants and isn't a slave to the mundane, but unless you're dating Mark Jacobs, then your man (much like mine) is probably giving a big WTF to these trends below. So here is a list of my... {oh and please note I actually wear some of these or may fall victim to some in the near future so this list isn't bias}

Trends I Think Terrify Your Boyfriend (or husband or future boyfriend):

1. The Top Knot

{I'm a serial offender on this one}

2. Red Lips (or any bright colored lip stick)




 3. The Polygamist Hair




4. The Over-Sized Brim


5. The John Lennon Glasses



6. Military




7. The Sneaker Wedge




8. Too Much Hippie/Vintage/80's etc. 



9. The Belly Shirt




10. The High Waisted Swimsuits







Friday, February 22, 2013

top 10 reasons why i want summer here NOW

I was walking around California today (somewhere in Beverly Hills) and it made me realize how much I missed the warm weather and how sad the cold makes me. Oh no you heard me right, walking around in California just this morning. Maybe it's time to tell you all about a strange little hobby I have called "taking a walk on Google earth/maps." Yes that's right, I pull up the map, and drop my little guy wherever I please. Usually by the beach or in super rich neighborhoods so I can admire the houses. And then... I just walk. Dare I even admit that one time as I was "walking" I stumbled upon a place I thought looked familiar and sure enough I had taken a walk there months earlier. I guess I tend to have favorite spots. 

I would also like to say that in my days of exploring earth via the internet, I have decided to add to my bucket list that I want to BE on Google maps. I mean look at these hard working Mexicans. They are living my dream! Is my dream building and managing expensive houses that I can't afford, no. But I just want to be casually strolling along and have the Google maps camera snap a paparazzi shot of me. So please, if anyone knows where a Google driver is going to be, or if anyone has seen my face on Google maps, holla at a sista! 


Man oh man I can't wait for summer, and I can't wait to move to a place where summer comes sooner. Here are just a few things I am excited for (in picture form).

TOP 10 REASONS I WANT SUMMER HERE RIGHT MEOW {cat joke anyone}

1. Tanning! I live for it! The picture below embodies what I want to do everyday in summer: tan, phone, music, and some Dr. Pepper with lime. 



 2. Outdoor eating. Whether it's on my balcony, or at an outdoor cafe, I will find any excuse to eat my meals outside!

3. Summer nights. There is always something going on whether it be a roof top concert, or a bonfire at the lake.  


4. Beach cruisers! I ride my biking wherever I can when it's warm. I wish I lived closer to work so I could bike here as well everyday. 


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6.


 7. Adventures. Especially out in nature! (but also exploring for new places to eat :))


8. The desert. I know that sounds weird but I love it. Whether it be one of our many Vegas trips to see the In-Laws, or when we (hopefully) go to the Grand Canyon in May, I really am looking forward to running around in it. 

9. Snow-cones and Sonic drinks.


10.  Last but not least... a summer wardrobe! Hurry up warm weather so I can wear the other half of my closet! 



 And with that said, let us all pray for the people of Barrow, Alaska who average 47 degrees as their high every summer. 



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

i'm judging your parenting skills, and i went to vegas



I fear for this world and for the future of our children. Not because of extreme violence that I see on the news, and not from the trash that kids have access to on the internet or the TV. I fear for the examples they have in their parents. I say this because of a cray-cray woman I saw yesterday! Here was my scenario:

There I was driving along, when I woman smoking a cig, with a child on a leash is standing in the middle of the street (in the turn lane) trying to cross the street (not at an intersection or at a cross walk). And as cars whizzed by and didn't stop for her, she screamed at everyone of them "Asshole!" As loud as possible. I was truly terrified  Terrified for the 2nd hand smoke that child must get while at home, terrified that she was going to accidentally strangle him with his dog leash, terrified that a mother would j-walk at a busy intersection with her 4 year old, and terrified that he was calling kids at pre-school assholes because that's what he hears at home. Yikes. I'm not going to lie, I'm a judge-r. Not usually a "serious" judger, but a "thanks for giving me a good laugh today by choosing to wear that outfit" type of judger. I like the fact that Spencer and I could spend the day on a park bench laughing at people as they go by, and frankly, sometimes judging (in secret) can be therapeutic. Only God can judge? I'm calling BS Tupac. We've all done it. So chain-smoking, j-walker... consider yourself judged. And consider a cross walk as well. 

So in other news a did something very tedious. Which was go through old posts where the pictures didn't show up and none of you were good enough friends to tell me. So I fixed them... well only the ones where just about every pictures didn't load, and only the ones I cared about. Here are the posts that got picture updates if you want to go back and look at them: 

http://thescuttleandthestink.blogspot.com/2012/08/honey-and-moon.html
http://thescuttleandthestink.blogspot.com/2012/09/iphone-purge-and-reupholstered-chairs.html
http://thescuttleandthestink.blogspot.com/2012/06/sad-sexy-and-sneaky.html

And now for the Love Day recap:
Spence and I were going with a friend and his girlfriend to Vegas for the weekend so we didn't do much for Valentine's day. I threw together a last minute fort and got take out and we watched a movie. It was simple, but fun. Spence and I have never gotten each other a Valentine's Day present worth more than a couple bucks, but I kinda like it that way because it makes you focus more on the quality time you spend together. 


VEGAS: 




Just supporting my fellow bra hater.



My first macaroon!