High Heels and Training Wheels: September 2013



Let's Blog Some Shit: Volume 1

So you may or may not be privy to the reasoning behind my blogging absence, i.e. a laptop that went kaput and a camera that is no longer in my possession, but these things will be solved very soon by my very own Mr and Mrs Bestie. Due to their relentless generosity (which they won't get off my back about...get a hold of yourself, guys!), I'll be gracing you with my awesomeness once more. But in the meantime, I am going to keep on keepin' on. I know my presence is wanted...nay, needed...in your life and I am happy to oblige. I'm just super giving like that. Unfortunately, I can't give you pictures with all of my fabulosity and general greatness but I can still blog some shit. That's what we're doing today. So...


My First Vlog!! Top 10 Favorite Products Under $5

 I told you a vlog was eventually coming! Can I get a little fanfare?? I was able to find 5 (or 15 but who's counting?) whole minutes of (almost) quiet AND have makeup on at the same time and thus this little beaut of a video was born. Actually it's not a beaut at all. In fact, I hang my head in shame at this embarrassment. I cannot even count the amount of times I say or "um" or "like". Annnnd I talk a whole lot. But if the future of this blog had been contingent on my first posts in those early days, I would not be blogging right now either. Those posts were horrid and I don't even know how I gained a single follower. But you gotta just check your dignity at the door, and push on. I mean, we've all got to start somewhere, right? Right.
So today I have partnered with Kallie at But First, Coffee.  She is so totally adorable and I absolutely love her videos. She is the inspiration behind my choice to vlog and for some reason (probably pity) she's agreed to collaborate with me. So stop by her YouTube channel and blog and show her some love...she deserves it after agreeing to be associated with this video!
Today we're bringing you our top 10 favorite products under $5. We are, as she says, drugstore divas and I love great products for a great price....my entire makeup arsenal is comprised of cheap finds so I'm sharing my top 10 with you lovlies. I'm sorry You're welcome. 


No Poo FAQ

Ok, so when I wrote my post about "No Poo Method", I had no idea it would blow up the way it did. I had just found this awesome thing, loved it, and wanted to share it. I never thought it would be my most read post with thousands of hits a day! It's crazy (and awesome) how many people are interested in it!
But with a lot of interest comes a lot of questions. People are interested in the No Poo Method but it's a pretty big thing to jump into. After a lifetime of using shampoo, getting rid of it can be intimidating and naturally everyone wants to know all about it before they make the switch.

Broke as a Joke

So I have been completely absent for an entire week. I'm sure you've noticed. Or I'd like to hope that someone noticed. But, I have a very legit reason as to why this is. My laptop is a piece and my screen now permanently looks like this...

Broken Acer Laptop Screen

Bunch of pretty blue lines aren't they? I have not even had this thing for a year! It has never been bumped, dropped or had anything spilled on it. Nothing. Moral of the story, don't under any circumstances buy an Acer. Yeah, that's right, I'm calling you out Acer! You and your crappy craftsmanship! 

It's not exactly an ideal situation for a blogger. I mean, I finally reached 500 followers and I can't even publicly congratulate myself properly. I know, right? I'm now also finding myself without a camera but that's a whole other conversation for another day. I'm working on a solution to both of these life threatening issues though. In the mean time, show my older posts some love, swing by my Instagram, read a book, watch TV, do some laundry. I'll be back soon and I promise I will 'wow' you once again!

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Le Tote: Orange Dream Cicle

 I don't have anything to talk to you about today because I've been crazy ass busy with birthday party planning. And in the midst of this annual insanity, it occurred to me that kids really don't give a shit. I mean honestly, all they want is a sugar high and some useless junk to unwrap. We, the parents, do this to ourselves.... We're going to Chuck E. Cheese next year.


Le Tote: Feather

They're faux. They're leather. They're feather. Yep, my feather shorts. Could you imagine real feather shorts? Anyway, I've debated on actually getting a pair of these for a while now. I kept seeing them on other people and they were so cute and could be styled a million different ways but I just thought they were too "edgy" for me. I'm glad to have been wrong. I'm loving my "feather" shorts.


Le Tote: Cobalt POP

It's Monday! And I'm in a much better mood than last week. Yaaaay. Mondays don't usually encourage a good mood but I had a good weekend. And by that, I mean I didn't do anything. We sat around the house eating chili and enjoying Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. I love Harry Potter weekend. I own all of the movies but I drop everything for HPW. All true Potter heads do, it's our thang. 

Aaaaand I began a project this weekend...for the blog...and I'm really excited about it. And I'm going to be a ball buster and make you wait to see what it is. Mwahahaha. Apparently this good mood comes with a side of evil...


Fancy Pants Nails: Reverse French Tip

I got another cheat for ya! I love the reverse french tip manicures but I was looking up tutorials and these crazy women are free-handing this stuff! I think I have established that I can do no such thing. But fear not! If there's a cheat, I will find it....and I did.

All American

So I finally have a post but I had no one to take the pictures so I had to revert back to the craptastic timer. Yay. The timer truly sucks. Firstly, the brick photographs so incredibly orange and clashes with everything. It is not really that color, I promise we don't live in a pumpkin. And second, I look awful! For a long time I just thought I wasn't photogenic because I always looked way crappier in pictures but then I realized it's something to do with using the timer. Once Justin started taking them, I looked normal. I promise I'm not making this up. I don't know what it is but the pictures don't lie, yo! So I'm wasting a perfectly cute outfit on "timer pictures" but I've been post-less for too long. Bear with me peeps...


Fall 'Pin'spiration

I know, I know. I've been a ghost around here. If you read yesterday's post, you understand. I promise I'm coming back with some OOTD posts. Until then, I've got some inspiration for ya. September has arrived and the time for fall is now. Meaning: I've been pinning like a mad woman for some fall 'pin'spiration. Here's a few of my favs...


A Beautiful Legacy

First, let me start by apologizing for my absence. I have definitely been neglectful of the blog. Going back to school has made a lot of things much more difficult...not just in terms of time management. Going back to school, for me, isn't just the start of another semester and adding more responsibility to my plate, it's continuing a goal I set for myself with the immense help of my grandma. Starting this first semester without her has been more difficult than I imagined. Without her, I'm realizing all the parts of my life she has touched and how much of my accomplishments I owe to her. Continuing without her is a daily struggle for me. 5 months later, I'm still trying to figure out how I feel and how to move forward. It's not always easy.
For those of you who are new to the blog, you may not know that I lost my grandma in April...

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