Wednesday, October 30, 2013

armpits from heaven

if you know me in real life, or you have read my blog enough, you know there is no risk of me oversharing.

its a guarantee.  

lets be real. we all struggle with the same things, so why color it rose-tinted when we can all feel a little less alone if we are all just honest about it?

so today we can all feel a little less alone in having dark armpits.

if you know what im talking about, yay you arent alone! if not, thank me for not taking a picture of my own pits for your viewing pleasure.

a few months ago, during lovely swimsuit season, i realized my armpits were quite unsightly.  with my olive skin, i scar darkly, and i wasnt sure if this was just how my skin was pigmented or if it was a scarring of some sort or what.  

so i decided i was going to try to find a way to lighten them up.  off to trusty pinterest we go!  but everything i found included making weird concoctions of lemon juice and baking soda, and not shaving or deodorizing. and it was freaking hot. and i was holy pregnant. and there was no way i was going to smell funky with the mass amounts of sweat hot pregnant ladies are bound to create.

and then i had a baby.  and i lost interest in my armpits. go figure.


somehow i stumbled onto a magical armpit-lightening agent right in my shower.  and i didnt smell weird or have to use less deodorant or anything.

cetaphil is the antidote to dark pits.  i just have the cleanser and in the shower i was noticing that when i used it on my pits, it was reacting to something and changing consistency.  i figured it was my deodorant and thought nothing of it.  

until last week.  and my armpits are no longer dark and scary looking.  yay!

now go, and use this fabulous and gentle stuff and banish those dark armpits.  its perfect time too, cuz you got like 8 months til the next swimsuit season.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

2 months of love

baby girl is 2 months old. 


she has totally consumed my life for 2 months, and i dont even know where all the time has gone.  i had no idea id like being a mom so much, but i do.  she is way fun to hang out with, and she is my buddy-going with me everywhere.  it helps that i have a ton of friends around, and now i can go to the park with a kid, instead of being that creeper without a child.

brecken had her 2 month appointment yesterday; she is 10 lbs 12 oz, and 23 inches long...a long skinny girl! and so stinking cute.  she loves being naked, listening to brian sing, standing up and looking around, and......SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  its amazing.  

aaaaaand ive officially become that woman that pretty much only posts about her child.  im sure something more interesting will come along at some point, and ill write about that, but since my life is all baby and dog, its hard to talk about anything else at the moment. mostly just because there isnt much else to talk about...

instead of talking about the sweetness, let me tell you about the most awesome invention ever: the snotsucker.  exactly what it sounds like.

instead of using those stupid bulb syringes to get boogers out of a babys nose, you just stick this handy little ditty to the babys nostril, put the tube in your mouth, and suck all the grossness out.  yes, there is a filter between boogers and mouth piece, so no, you wont be eating their snot.  but holy cow, does it work wonders for a stuffy nose.  love is sucking the snot out of your childs face, amiright?

in other news, i have discovered dirty diet coke.  diet coke with coconut syrup and lime.  and besides making sure my child stays alive, this is the other thing i do-plot when and where i can get my daily dose.  just one though (usually), i keep this addiction under control (kind of).  

helps me get through all the snot sucking.

more gratuitous baby pictures :)