Sunday, December 14, 2014


Just started with Influenster.  They give me product free to test out and this recent box #frostyvoxbox is awesome.

I absolutely love the Rimmel London Products.  The NYC Expert Last #SugarPlum Lip Color is an excellent shade with great texture.  The Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner is also smooth and solid lasting, although i like buying 1 oz eyeliner of .45 (like this eyeliner) that runs out super fast.  The amount of eyeliner is the only complaint i have on this product.

The other product that i totally loved is the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea.  Excellent flavor.  and i've always loved this brand.

One of the products that didn't flip my fancy was Boots No7 Protect Perfect Serum.  It was not what you would call bad, but i could not see any effect or differences.

The only other review i have is the EcoTools hairbrush.  I am sure, with the right hair it would be awesome.  My husband absolutely loves it with his short fine hair.  My long curly hair - it didn't do much good, only made it frizzy.   I do believe it would be perfect for long, straight, shine hair.

#CelestialTea, #SugarPlum, #Rimmel, #GetADVANCED!, #lovemyecohairbrush

 I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Today I am drinking

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat 

Sweet Stout · 5.0 ABV · Brewed by Tallgrass Brewing Company
We love this beer here at the brewery, and think you will have one of those “I’ve never-tasted-a-beer-like-that” kind of moments when you try it! What we really like about this beer is the smoothness that brewing with cream sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try. It might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste. It tastes so rich, but is surprisingly easy to drink! Can’t find the sweat? Don’t sweat it. Just ask for Buffalo Sweat at your local liquor store or your favorite tavern.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Forgot to update

Since i've gotten to KS, i completely forgot to update on my new job, bartending and my new friend, Lindze.

So i started bartending at the Devil's Tail:
I am on days and have been working a crap ton.  I love my day shift.  I love my everyday regulars and i love being home early so that i can hang out with my husband every night.  

I did have a job offer with Fort riley Aquatics, but they have taken way too long to get moving with the hiring process, they pay less than the bar, and they would require me to work quite a bit later ever night.   I still have to call them back, but i have no desire to go on the path now that i got the bartending job.  Especially When i compare kicking children v.  slow calm days on behalf of my hope to be pregnant soon. ...  bartending is much less stressful and much more lenient. 

Patrick and i have also made a new friend.  Her name is Lindze.  She is a roller derby girl.  She is crazy just like Patrick and i. (Lindze on right)
She is a cook in the Army and so, naturally, she cooks for us quite often.  She is also very realistic about the way the world and people work and loves a good glass of wine as much as i.
She also has a puppy... a tiny little golden lab with a crap ton of energy.  

And last but not least... I changed Birth Control yesterday.  

I believe that is all; at least for now.  


How far i've come

I know i have not been married super long yet, but the difference are still amazing.
Even when i look at my past relationships at this time,  it was nothing like this.

I hate to be all mushy gooshy, but the unconditional love that is so easy to give and get is amazing.  It reminds me of the relationship i had with my father as a child.

It has been a long time since i had that same, unflawed, innocent, care for someone.
Even in the middle of my womanly irrational moodiness or his manly inconssiderate stubbornness, the care for each other gets us through it.  It's amazing.

All of the history i've been through, and this is undoubtedly still amazing to me.

I'm getting old and emotionally maturing and i am completely ok with that - which only makes me feel that much older : )


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Colorful Inspiration.

I have loved hummingbirds since i was a child.  As i've gotten older, i have come to love the elegance of peacocks.  There is something about the color and the fragilness and the strength.  I don't know how to explain the appreciation of life that it stirs in my soul.

I can not stop loving the color and the grace.



What a stud

I am trying to hang a guitar.

It is not going well.

While my husband is absolutely a stud and could hang it for me,
that is not quite the stud i'm looking for.

I would like to find a stud in the wall.

I would like to find a solid spot to hang my guitar.

I have knocked and knocked.

I have measured from corner to corner

I have measured from light switch to plug in.

I have yet to find that stud.

I don't know if my hearing is impaired

Maybe i've lost my counting skills.

Perhaps this stud is hiding from me.

I just can not find this stud.

That is all.  Wish me luck.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

colorful dandilion

If i have a girl,  She is absolutely getting a dandilion themed room until she's old enough to choose:

Along with Dandelions, i love color.  My next DIY is:   !!



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

boba... QQbubble coffee?

I am wanting to buy some boba for my coffee.. i know it's normally used for tea, but id bet it'd be good with coffee too. Now, just to figure out where i can buy it at.... any suggestions? For those of you wondering... Boba is the black balls in the bottom of these smoothies

Loveheartsduh BeeMo

Colorful dinning, CON'T

As i stated yesterday,  I (My husband and I) recently painted a dinning room set and it turned out amazing!
Here is the proof :)

I am pretty proud of it.  The plan is to put our name in the crest, but we haven't gotten that far yet :)
I am pretty with it how it turned out, as is my husband.  Now, next time, i have to remember to take before pictures as well.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorful Dinning.

My most reccent project is similar to:

I will get photos of my "new" dinning room table up tomorrow.  It turned out wonderfully and now i can't stop painting.  
I painted the dinning room table and then the office table and then the spice rack and then the wine rack.... I LOVE all of it.  

It is AMAZING what some colorful paint (and colorful fabric) can do of a piece of furniture.  

Just flow through Pinterest for proof:
I love vanities and i love this color

But there is an entire collage of proof, also from Pinterest:

Gotta have some color in life!!


Friday, October 17, 2014


Perfect example of how things can go wrong.   I love that fact that my relationship is beautiful right now.

But i can't forget my past and my future.

The best thing... Patrick love me and Season 4 Episode 1 is the perfect example why.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Best husband ever.

While i've already told you that i absolutely love my husband, he clearly loves me too : ) 


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Not coming out of the Closet...

Ok.  My entry closet, my husband and i clearly have too many shoes....

This is what i would LOVE for the living room closet:

However, there is not NEAR enough shoes space.  
Even though there is no room for jackets,  i might just need this:

Wish me luck... no idea where i'm going to fit all our shoes :/ lol


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Moving into lucky :)

I'm in the process of painting our new house, but as soon as i'm done i will HAVE to get pictures up.  I don't know how, but we found a 4 BR house with a huge yard that completely ok with 3 dogs:)  I've just about got all the boxes unpacked and i love the place.

Just an update... i'll blog away once i'm unpacked.


Friday, September 19, 2014

less than 2 weeks and counting

As i've mentioned, i am in the middle of a big move right now.  I started in Alaska where the military packed everything up and stored it away.  In the 52 days before my husband has to sign in to duty, we've been staying at his Nana's house and living out of two boxes.  It goes without saying, that i am ready to be moved.  we are 36 days into it and i would give just about anything to start unpacking.  I know it will be a task with as much crap as we have, but i LOVE making homes for EVERYTHING. With apx 2 weeks left,  i've already started dreaming up new home decorating ideas :)

Wish me luck,


There are a lot of things that i learned from my ex husband, Steve.  Self respect is one of them.  
As much of the blame that i took, i am now realizing that it was NOT my fault.  I was trying to be a good wife and as a result, he took advantage of me.  
I was already very pro the fight against assault, but now that i know the pain and scars it can cause, my fight is becoming a much more verbal war.  The more i speak out against it, the more i realize how many people have been victims of sexual assault and how many victims have suffered their pain alone.

There is NO excuse for sexual assault, 
it does not matter what your relationship status.

I stayed in that relationship way too long, 
i didn't put myself as the priority that i should have.

This just might be my next tattoo:  
I want to make a stand against predators 
and be a rock for victims to come to.

4 things every wife desires from her husband. Dave Willis

Sorry to get all mooshy gooshy on you, but have the awesome husband i have, i had to share:
Dave Willis gets it spot on in his article "4 things every wife desires from her husband".  For the full article:  Davewillis

1. Open, honest, consistent communication. 
 Communication does for a marriage what breathing does for your lungs. Be willing to turn off ESPN and put your iPhone down and engage in meaningful conversation. Never hide anything from her! Build a foundation of trust, honesty and open communication. Every one of your words and every action is either building more of her trust or eroding her trust in you. Remove distractions and make communication a high priority. For more ways to improve your communication check out our FREE video series on The 4 Pillars of a Strong Marriage.
 2. Protection (Physical, emotional and financial protection). 
 You should be the one who wipes away your wife’s tears; not the one who causes them! Develop the discipline to work hard inside and outside the home to make your wife feel like the safest and most secure woman on earth. Have the courage to fight for your family and the faith to recognize that you need a power greater than your own. The Bible challenges us by saying…“Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” (Nehemiah 4:14)
 3. Your time. (Both “quality time” and “quantity time”) 
 Time is the “currency” of relationships, so invest as much time as you can into your marriage. You need to make money, but don’t use your career as an excuse to be absent. When you are home, be present, not distracted or glued to a screen. Work hard, but also remember that your family can do with less of almost anything if it means having more of you.
 4. Continuous pursuit. 
 For most of us, we gave our wives the best we had in the very beginning, but just like a cable TV company that offers their best package, pricing and service at the beginning and then changes all the rules after the “promotional period” expires, many of us have stopped giving our wives the best of ourselves. We’ve allowed romance to fade. Our wives need and deserve our continued adoration, thoughtfulness and love. Give her your very best each an every day!

The article i'll be reading next: "4 things every husband desires from his wife."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Liquor prices in the 48 USA

Our transaction to Kansas has brought us to my husband's hometown, Saybrook, IL.
Even before i moved to Alaska i was used to an entire street list of bars, pubs, and lounges.  Alaska, as desolate as it is, also has a fairly long list of places to partake of adult beverages.
Saybrook, isn't like that.  There is one pub here and it is called the Shady Nook.  I thought Patrick was joking when he told me the name... it reminds me of something you would find straight out of Harry Potter.   It's an adorable little pub and pizza place.

Even though i'm adjusting to the idea of a single bar in a town,  i'm also having trouble adjusting to the prices (in a good way).  It's been two years since i last saw decent liquor prices... In Alaska it is apx 24.00 for an 18 pack of BudLight,  21.99 for a 12 pack of Corona, and 12.99 is the average price of bottom shelf liquor.    Now that i'm back south, i can pay less than a dollar a beer and for 12.99 i can buy middle shelf liquor.    

It is so strange to have daily specials again... 1.00 night or 2.50 specials is unheard of in the great "country" of Alaska.  

I am completely ok with this... it will especially help me fulfill the crafts i mentioned in the last post (wine cork DIY's) : )

With that said,  i think it's time for some coffee and Bailey's.... The temperature has dropped in the past couple days and even down here, i am cold. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

good reason to drink more wine....

1:  According to the Mayo clinic, those who drink moderate amounts of alcohol, including red wine, seem to have a lower risk of heart disease.

2:  There are several other valid studies that contribute wine to better health: Columbia University, International American Association for Dental Research, and BMC Medical Journal.

but more importantly we can drop the numbers and move onto better reasons to drink more wine : )

My most look-forward to project would be the family initial:

As much as i love magnets, it's time to get in with cork boards:

And the least likely to happen, but coolest cork project:  bar/kitchen backsplash:

I think they're all pretty epic awesome and there are a crap ton more projects out there.....  I got all of these from laffaday's site and I'm glad i ran across them - epic ideas.  

As much as i love wine,  i'm stoked to get the projects started : )


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Time to work out

Since I got married,  I've put on quite the belly.  It is making me tired and depressed.  I took a preggo test-  I am not pregnant.    So, when I get unpacked from this move- I am working out.
My husband says he thinks I'm beautiful and sexy and hot.  I don't feel like it and that is enough reason to get healthy. 
I love my husband more than anyone in the world,  but I will not let that be an excuse to feel crappy.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prepping for the move

Waiting at the dmv to get my new license.    Tomorrow we head out and I figured it'd be good to have a license with my real name on it.  

After tomorrow, I will have a 5 day period offline as we drive through Canada.  No phone.  No internet.  

Just a little bit longer and I'll be back in the US.  :)  I can't wait for civilization!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

The past is the past.

I'm changing My about me, so before i update it, here's my old one....
Here's who i am:

My name is Beemo.  I live in the warm state of Alaska.  I have, like everyone, gone through a lot of changes in life.

I live with my [Now ex husband is is stupid] who i eloped with in OcT, 2011 before dating him.  and my great dane, George, who is goofy, clumsy, and super silly. I also have a min pin, Charli, who now lives with a family back in IL.

There are so many things that i couldn't dream of covering them all here, so i will summarize it by saying that i am a random hobbiest, taking up new and unique interest all the time... the the rest, i will leave a surprise for you to read about in my blog.

check out my first post to this blog (introduction to my life):  Here   
about me page numero dos (time to update): here
My most recent about me (moving forward): here


sleeping tight.

I've always been a fan of canopy beds... and Apartment therapy has posted a new article with lots of canopys : ) Check it

I love the upper right one...  but any of these wrap arounds would have been nice for my time in alaska. It would have been a great light blocker, if only id thought of that sooner. 
While i like the wrap arounds, any of the following would be just as awesome:

I don't know what it is about canopys, i just LOVE them!  This will be my first craft project when i get unpacked.

One more move.

I've found the man of my life. It is fitting that we get to move out of Alaska and start fresh together... and i'm stoked. Patrick is army and they are moving us. They got all our stuff packed up and shipped a couple days ago. Now: we are camping out in our living room and i am enjoying it. Today is my last day of work before we are officially on 50 days of moving/vacation. Our huny moon will be next year, but it's nice that we get a mini honey moon as we drive through canada, see all our friends, and have one last drunken shanangan before we get unpacked and start making babies : ) It's the beginning of the rest of my life, and i am excited! Loveheartsduh. Beemo

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Deed done.

The deed is done. The knot is tied. The beer is drank. Patrick and I are now Mr. and Mrs. I have never been to such an epic wedding :) One of our friends bought our kegs. When Mike Stackhouse showed up, that same friend paid him to play for us : ) Good ol' Barticus, the cook at the howling dog, did a little chefing it up for us with amazing encheladas. And our mirrage Commissioner? Sleazy A. Also known as Erin. It was EPIC.

"Does anyone object?" 3 people raise their hands and put them back down. "No one? really? can i? no? jk.." "You can kiss the bride" me: "I really just need you to sign these papers..."

Now it's time for a name change.. and Next up... Kansas move.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Third Times a Charm.

Well,  I am at it again.
As i said in my last blog...  even though i just recently got legally divorced, i've not really been married for quite some time.   Not that this has to do with anything, just something to think about.

With that said....  Drum roll please.....   I am getting married.  We've both been married twice already (Him legally both times) and both of us actually put the other as a priority (unlike my past husbands). 

He is handsome.  He is kind.  He genuinly cares about me.  I know it seems like spouses should always love each other right?  But my past experiences have taught me loads... like that fact that real love is more rare than it should be.

Between the two of us, we have three... yes THREE dogs.  We plan on having babies and living happily ever after (with lots of fights and tears in between)  

Even our fights are beautiful.  We don't yell.  We don't put each other down.  One of us gets hurt or misinterperets something or starts to get frustrated.  The other person gets angry or upset about it, but stops talking.  5 min or half an hour later, we talk about it and get on the same page.    This is how it is supposed to work.  

When something bothers me, he fixes it.   Because of this, i have no problem fixing things or changing the way i do something for him.  

This is the way a relationship is supposed to work.  I can't believe it's taken me three tries to see it, but now that it's here i don't ever want to let it go.  

My past husbands, i thought i loved.  Patrick, has my love that is so deep that it is unexplainable.  I could never see my life without him in it now. 

My Husband to be is amazing and i can not wait to make a family with him.  

Next weekend, the deed will be done.  There will be music and dancing and beer.  
One of our really good friends, Sleazy A,  will be doing the deed for us.  
I am stoked.  

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Unicorn Snot.

Wed was my last court date...  While i haven't been married for almost 2 years, it is finally legal.   I can now pursue those who actually care about me and put me as a priority in life.

But i am not trying to vent.  what i am really excited about it how i got to celebrate.....  of course there was champaign, but what better way to celebrate being happy than the #Happiest5K on the planet!!

There was laughing.  There was friends.  There was fun.  There was COLOR!!

Team H2O before and after

My BF and I before and after... gotta love his tutu and BA gangsta tats

And that is me !!  :)

Monday, April 07, 2014

fighting my walls with the art of expression.

Before my first mirage, i was sweet and innocent. After my first mirage i realized that people do not look out for anyone but themselves. I didn't become heartless, but i certainly learned to look out for myself as far as emotions go. After my second mirage, i realized that there is no such thing as trust. There is no point in having a heart.  No matter how many walls you put up, you can not care about anyone with out taking those walls down. Even as simple as the kid in class next to you with the headache.... any care means that your wall is not solid enough.  I am in no position to be in a relationship, or to make any commitment. However, as long as i even care about the random stranger on the street, my wall is not solid enough.  My life has become a position of insecurities and it's time for that to stop.  I am young and i am healthy. I am independent and opinionated. I have way to much life left to spend it being hurt or getting hurt. I am living a life on my own and there is no reason that i should have to follow the people around me.  I will never amount to anything if i can't follow my dreams. I will never be able to follow my dreams if i don't have any dreams. Last but not least, i can not have dreams if i am concerned with the people around me.  I am pulling out another side of me. 

This is what i wrote a little over a month ago.  However,  i am starting to walk again... Not in the dating scene, but just in life.
I look at the confidence that I have started to regain, and i look like a new born dear trying to walk for the first time.  My legs shake and my steps are uneven.  I can't say that i know how to care about anyone yet, or that i even want to.. but i can see straight.
I'm still left wondering what to do with my life now.
I have a job that i love in a field that i started in 10 years ago.
I have finally started rebuilding my social life with friends.
but something just isn't there yet.  I still the miss the life i had before i let my ex-husbands take it away.

But on a happier note:  I love being able to hang out with my friends on the weekend.  I am very stoked to have the opportunity back to get dressed up and express myself a little bit.  I am slowly regaining my artistic breaths and it is like the first breath of summer, letting that flow : )


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Leather and Lace and everything nice.

On one hand you have leather...  which is generally BA and strong and tough.

On the other hand you have lace... which is generally gentle and elegant.

The two wouldn't be the first pair you think to put together....

As you can see, it is actually the most classic combination.

I bought a pair of beautiful brown leather uggs under the financial influence of my ex husband...  

and now i just need some lace to wear with them : )