Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hair Did

So I went and got my hair did ... lol it's only been over 2 years since this head of hair has had a dye job!  Really, it wasn't for the fact that it was overdue ... okay incredibly overdue... but rather it was the fact that....sit down for this.  I FOUND A GREY HAIR! Yes, I even had my bffl Erin confirm this recent development.  Just because a girl turns 32 does not give her hair permission to pop out some grey's.  Ugh, whatever!  I mean seriously, I'm GOOD to my hair.  I wash it, curl it, put shit in it to make it voluptuous and everything!  The LEAST it could do was hold off of the visible aging until I at least pop out a mini June.  That way its at least obvious why I got grey hair ... duh because isn't it because of popping out chillin's that makes you go grey?  At least that's what my mom says ....

I suppose I should clarify something here, if I was to have grey hair like this it wouldn't be so bad ... kinda sexy right? 

But that is NOT what mine looked like .... mine looked stupid and to top it off it could have at least started to grow into some cool grey steak or something.  Oh noooo it had to be unorganized and disheveled ...which is NOT me!  Ugh, who knew grey hair was so rebellious?!

So I took care of this disobedient grey issue and got some color.  I emailed my friend Cindy and we meant business!  Back to brown with blonde highlights is what my hair should be ... lol so that's what we did!  Wahlah ... here is the results ... yep I'm bringing sexy back, watch out!


Pore This!

So tmi about mwah ... I'm obsessed with my pores.  Hmm, let me repeat myself .... I'm OBSESSED with my pores!  So as you can imagine, I go through those silly little Bjore pore strips pretty fast ... the sucky thing is they are so spendy!  Major dislike for this "pore" (haha me so funny!) student.  With that said, I became resourceful and found a solution!  Elmer's glue!  Yes, Elmer's glue!  Kicker?  It actually works!!

You should definitely try it if you are like me ... or like pretty pores!  Make sure to buy the non toxic kind!  I'm very sensitive and was a little concerned at first if I was to have a reaction, shockingly I had no reaction at all and was very impressed! 

All you do is slather on a thin layer, wait for it to dry, then peel it off!  Super duper easy!  See exhibit A ... God I'm sexy!

See? Thin layer! Make sure your glue layer isn't too thin where it looks clear...it needs to look white.  How long you leave it on is depending on how thin/thick the glue layer is.  I average 5-10 minutes which isn't bad at all.  Sometimes its longer if I'm studying and forget ... just make sure to do this in private because it's SOOOO attractive.  I would worry about your safety beating the boys away ... or if your a boy reading this ... manscape in private. (trust me on this one!)  If you insist on doing this in front of your man then I insist you put the girls on full display so they are distracted by the power of the breasts.  :P

Try it!  It really works!  If you start to have people say "damn girl look at those pores" ... your welcome!  Oh wait people don't say that?  WTF!? :P

Go. Be. Love

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bread Update

So remember when I became domesticated again and decided to make bread?  Well here is your update on that experiment...verdict?  Delicioso!!  It was simply so good! I have since experimented two additional times!  I have made a heavenly combination of white flour/orange zest (lots of it!), cranberries and cinnamon.  OMG!  My absolute favorite!  Its like eating desert!  I want to try and make a "cinnamon roll" style bread next time! 

I love the fact that I can make bread, without a bread maker, and it turns out amazing!  I also love knowing what is in my food and what I'm putting in this body.  It's also very affordable!  Really, for the price of one loaf of bread you can buy a 5lb. bag of flour that probably makes 6 loaves of bread or more!  Not to shabby of a deal if you ask me!  Plus, there really isn't a lot of muscle required for this bread.  The hardest part is just waiting for the bread to rise. (12-18 hours)  I have found if I start the dough at 9pm, then the next day when I get home at 3pm I can start it!  So really, I'm either sleeping or at school and the bread is working its magic on my kitchen counter!

Definitely recommend trying your own and experimenting with different flavors, if you do please pass the yummy flavor ideas along!  P.S.  Isn't she pretty?  Sigh ... I'm so good!


Saturday, May 5, 2012


Isn't this disgusting?  No ... I'm not referring to my albino, never  seen  a day of sun in their life, legs :)  I'm studying all about the cardiac system.  There is so much information that I honestly think my eyes are about to bleed! 

Don't your's too just from looking at that?  As you can tell I'm having a pity party?  Why you ask?  Well...I'll tell you! It's Cinco de Mayo and I'm home studying...wah...sniffle...snot...sniffle! 

Man, school always gets in the way! :P


Food Coma

Im in a food coma right now and I had to put my stretchy pants on for the occasion :P  Tonight I made the most amazingly easy dinner I've done in a long while!  Its a creamy goodness that my food baby belly has thoroughly enjoyed tonight!

When I was working at one of the elementary schools, the nurse I was following shared this little gem of a dish and of course I had to make it immediately!  Here it is so you can feed your food baby too:

**Put this in the crockpot in the morning before work/school and it'll be ready at dinner time!

4-6 chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2-8 oz packages of cream cheese
2 packages of italian dressing seasoning
container of fresh mushrooms
**asparagus - my add in and it was a good call for this dish!

Egg Noodes
**I used brown rice instead
**I also substituted everything for low or fat free items to keep the calories down!

In the crockpot I layered the food in the following order:  chicken/italian dressing sprinkled over the chicken/cream cheese/soup/mushrooms/asparagus.

I served this over brown rice and it was heaven, however you can serve this also over egg noodles if you prefer.  This makes A LOT of sauce, so I think for myself next time I will reduce this recipe by 1 can of soup and 1 package of cream cheese to make it healthier, plus I usually prefer more veggies than sauce anyways.

Disfrute! Besos!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Regrets of the Dying

So my fellow nursing classmate posted about this article, and as a future nurse I of course had to read it.  My opinion?  So enlightening and true to how I try to live my life everyday! I've copied and pasted the article here for your reading pleasure, link is also at the bottom!  Let me know what you think!


Regrets of the Dying

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.


Based on this article, Bronnie has now released a full length book titled The Top Five Regrets of the Dying - A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. It is a memoir of her own life and how it was transformed through the regrets of the dying people she cared for. This inspiring book is available internationally through Hay House.