Lassie On the Loose


My beautifully amazing friend Raymanda tagged me in a little ditty called “Get to Know Me”. And since I am still struggling through a self inflicted writing hiatus, I decided to have a go at her little challenge. Nothing too terrible can come from it right?

1. Are you named after someone?

Nope. I am an original! Though I made sure my boys were named after family members.

2. When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday. Sigh…..

3. Do you have kiddos?

Boys by treeI live in the world of boys and wouldn’t have it any other way. Well, except for the smell. Sweaty lacrosse players are from from fruity fresh!

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend to yourself?

Absolutely! I am a fierce loving and loyal friend who suffers from wanderlust and has a earth hugging gypsy side that drives Hubby insane.

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Red wine, afternoon naps and sitting in the sunshine.

6. Do you like your handwriting?

Yes. It’s a combination of cursive and printing.

7. What’s your favorite cereal?

Mmmmm, Peanutbutter Captain Crunch.

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their smile and then their eyes.

9. What is your eye color?

IMG_3558Moo cow brown.

10. Scary movie or happy endings?

This smooshy romantic loves a happy ending. The more Kleenex required the better!

11. Favorite TV show?

I have a few. I love Criminal Minds and also love to watch NCIS, Hawaii 5-0 and Big Bang Theory.

12. Summer of Winter?

Mmmmmm, I love me some sunshine. Give me the heat and sun all day long!

13. Hugs or Kisses?

Nothing beats a good bear hug.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

Siberia. Craziest trip ever backpacking through the Sayan Mountains that ended with us getting airlifted out through a Russian mob connection. Cra-zy.

15. Do you have any special talents?

I can touch my nose with my tongue.

16. Where were you born?

IMG_2175Ohio – Go Buckeyes!

17. What are your hobbies?

Running, yoga, photography, writing, sideline cheerleader for my boys.

18. Do you have any pets?

IMG_2564We have a miniature poodle Sophie, which the youngest has renamed Stuffy and an African frog.

19. Favorite movie?

Oh there are many! Top Gun, 16 Candles, Meet the Parents, Old School and The Breakfast Club to name a few.

20. What color is your car?

Black and she answers to Black Betty.

21. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Carefree and happy.

Embracing your curl

Kat_solo I was born with curly hair. Wild, curly and unruly hair. While many looked at it with envy, I secretly longed for what I didn’t have – tame, lovable, easy to manage hair. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love my curls – when they behave. But if you have curly hair you know that ‘curly’ and ‘behave’ NEVER go hand in hand and are never mentioned in unison. Ever. Sigh.

During my youth this was a problem because, well, back then there just wasn’t product for those of us graced with curls. Hairspray…. yes. Styling product to tame down the crazy rat’s nest on my head – no.

But now there are products galore for us curly headed divas. Products that work and products that we need for survival. Okay, maybe a bit dramatic but if you have to try and tame an unruly head of curls on a daily basis you would feel my pain.

Fekkai offers a line of products that will help you define, control and celebrate your curls. Sweet! This curly headed lassie says “Bring it!!”



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