Wednesday, September 28, 2011


So my hair is stick straight and never wants to hold a curl. I can try to curl my hair with a curling iron, start at the left side of my face but by the time I get to the right side (while spraying the curled sections with hairspray), the left side will be straight again. So after coming across this blog post I just had to give it a try and boy did it work!!!!! Here are my pics of my hair :)

No-Heat Curls: Headband Style

 Day 2: Headband out
My trick was to dampen my hair first, put in Suave Professionals: Captivating Curls Mousse, put it up in the headband, and then finish with Garnier Fructis: Flexible Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray. The headband style was a style I knew I wouldn't mind wearing out in public so Monday morning I did my hair, went to class, did errands around town and then slept with the headband still in. Tuesday morning, I took it out before my morning class and HOLY CURLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sprayed with some more hairspray for more hold after taking it out.) Let me tell you, these curls stayed in from 10 am- 3 pm. That's when the curls finally started losing life so I put my hair up in a ponytail, it still had curl but not as much as it did earlier and those curls stayed in until I took a shower at 10 pm!!!!

If you have stick straight hair and are looking for a non-permanent way to put in curls for a day, I HIGHLY recommend this trick!!!!! Oh and P.S.- I got TONS of compliments on my hair, both the headband style AND the curls!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

All packed up and waiting for my love to come home so we can go home to Alamogordo.
Watching Soul Surfer. God I love surfing movies!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Glad Aaron's driving... Leaves me free to watch the best lightning storm i've seen in years!
Just saw a sign in Prairie, Texas for a "Redneck Yunk Yard" Lmao

Friday, June 17, 2011

Switched at Birth

So there's a new tv show on ABCFamily called Switched at Birth. I missed the first episode and just saw the second episode and I was HOOKED 5 minutes into the show! It's about two girls who were switched at birth and found each other (and their biological families) as teenagers. One of the girls, Daphne, is Deaf!

I'm so happy because I've been waiting for a show like this for the longest time!!!!! I've wanted a show that (almost) centers around a deaf girl. A show that brings awareness about the Deaf . A show where there's a lot of signing and they have to put subtitles on the screen so hearing people know what's being said, now my friends can put themselves in my shoes because I have to watch regular shows with captions to understand what is being said lol.

I can relate to Daphne in SOOOO many ways (from episode 2 alone since I missed the first one)!!!! I'm Deaf because of getting meningitis as a young child and was raised by a single mother (except I  had a brother). I feel the same way in group settings when everybody is talking and I went to a Deaf school. I've had people ask me about Deaf people driving and how it's safe for us to drive. I've had people ask me if I lipread stranger's conversations and yes, I've had a lot of misunderstood moments like "knees on cheese" instead of "Neon Trees" lol. At the end of the episode, there was a scene where Daphne was walking down the street with a hearing guy named Liam and his friends showed up and were being jerks.... I've been there before too and have done what she did lol.

I am absolutely in love with this show and can't wait for the next episode. I really hope that they keep this show going past one season. That is my biggest fear about getting so into this show is that they will cancel it after the season is over. It happened to me recently. I got hooked on the shows No Ordinary Family and Off the Map. They were just recently canceled and I was so disappointed. So I'm praying that it doesn't happen with Switched at Birth. I think (hope) that a lot of people will be outraged if it was.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mourning and Celebrating

Yesterday was both a good day and bad day for me. For those of you who don't know me very well; in October 2010 I found out that I was pregnant on a Friday and then not even a week later on Wednesday, it was discovered that the baby was tubal. I was given a shot to dissolve the pregnancy and a week later had to have laparoscopic surgery to remove the baby (tube ended up being removed too because it was damaged beyond repair) because the shot hadn't worked.

I decided that the baby deserved a name so after doing research online, I chose Devi. At the time I was led to believe that it was unisex and Hindi for "Resides in Heaven." A month later, I decided I wanted a memorial tattoo for Devi and after a month of thinking about it, I decided on the phrase "Unborn baby in the hands of Heaven." I decided to have it translated into Hindi so I contacted a translator where I learned that Devi actually means "Goddess" or "Female Angel" which is fitting because I always wanted a girl.

I gave my tattoo artist, Bill, the script and told him that I wanted a red rose and a yucca flower and I wanted it all to look like one design instead of 3 separate pieces. The red rose was to symbolize the single red rose that is typically laid on top of the coffin at the funeral and the yucca (being the New Mexico state flower) symbolizes where it all happened and where Devi's "grave" is.

I had originally decided that I wanted the tattoo on my lower left stomach (it was my left tube) but realized that with my future pregnancies it could very likely be stretched out so it went on my left hip where it would be relatively safe. I really love the design Bill did. I especially love how he placed the leaves to make the script look like the stem for the flowers. It really is one tattoo instead of 3 separate pieces. As for the "red" rose, he did such an amazing job with the shading that the tattoo really didn't need coloring.

Yesterday would have been Devi's estimated due date if things had gone differently and I hadn't lost her. Yesterday, I got my tattoo. The hardest part of all of this has been the fact that I didn't get to have a funeral or lay my baby to rest in peace. I'm in a much better place now because not only is it a memorial tattoo but it was a way to let most of the emotional pain escape through physical pain. Yesterday I celebrated what could have been and mourned what will not be. In a way, I gave my baby her funeral. Rest in Peace Devi. Mommy loves you.

 (Tattoo 10 minutes after completion)

(The following pics were taken today after some of the swelling had gone down and I've included closeups to show the detail.)

I will post new pics once it's completely healed.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My animals

So I'm the proud "mommy" of 3 furbabies and 1 scalebaby. I'm also a foster "mommy" to my best friend/sister Amanda's 3 ferrets. I just thought I'd share pictures of my animals!

First up is SoCo SoCute (yes I named her after Southern Comfort lol) and she is an American Pit Bull Terrier. She was born in October 2007.

Next is Ambrosia RebelGrl, she is also an APBT and was born May 2007. I got her 5 months after I got SoCo. She is missing an eye because her previous owners had an older pitbull who attacked her and bit her in the eye (she was only 10 months old) and it had to be surgically removed. She is my clown and likes to get herself into mischief, as proven by the picture! I don't know how she got into the KittyKube but it took us 5 minutes to get her out of it! (She's the one who was mentioned in my previous post Dogs and Microwaves.)

Ambrosia and Soco together-

Then there is Aphrodite who is a gray tabby and was born on March 28, 2010. She really loves to "hide"!!!! (Yes she got herself into the soda box!)

Finally there is Scarlet, a lavender albino California King Snake. I received her as a Christmas present (2010) from the guy I was dating at the time. I believe she's about 2 years old, not really sure though but I do know that she is now almost 3 feet long!

There are also Amanda's ferrets- Sasami, Ryoki, and Rayoko. They are so much fun to watch and play with!

I don't have any real kids of my own (yet) but I'm perfectly happy in the meantime being mommy to all of these animals! Have you given your pets a hug and kiss today?

Dogs and Microwaves

So the funniest conversation happened today... I decided to make a turkey dog and cooked it in the microwave for too long and accidentally blew it up so my conversation with Nikki was as follows.... (keep in mind this was completely out of the blue and I forgot to tell her I was going to go fix myself something to eat)

(Nikki's talking about something else)
Steph: I blew up my dog
Nikki: ummm what?
Steph: my turkey dog silly! =))
Nikki: ohhhh
Nikki: in the microwave?
Steph: geesh blonde much?
Steph: yes lol
Nikki: lol
Nikki: well i send that and then you say you blew up your dog
Nikki: and i know you have 2...
Steph: do you really think i'd say "lol" if i blew up one of my actual dogs???
Steph: geesh, i'm not that messed up! lol
Nikki: lol
Nikki: that's yet to be determined

hehehe and then later today....

Steph: ok brb, hopefully i dont blow up my dog again
Nikki: hahaha
Steph: you should blog that! lol
Steph: well i semi blew it up this time lol
Nikki: well, ambrosia...she let you live...but next time you do whatever you did...she's gonna blow your brains out
Steph: lol

Ambrosia is one of my dogs and that is just another crazy conversation with my best friend/sister lol.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Testing from mobile!


I'm so proud of myself! This is my second blog that I've created (first one is gone) and I've decided to really get into it with completely editing everything and making it completely unique for myself. 

The background and post dividers are courtesy of Shabby Blogs but I created my signature and header on my own with suggestions/feedback from my best friend/sister Nikki Layne! Also, I have to thank Nikki for her patience with my questions and Sneaky Momma for her tips on how to change my blog design!

I feel like I could definitely post in this blog all the time now that I actually like it and am making it different. Next I'll have to work on my navigation bar among other things so don't be surprised if you come back and the blog looks different!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Beginnings

Well this is my new blog that I'm going to be writing in. I'm not much of a writer so bare with me!