Monday, January 31, 2011

Chemical Peels & Bar Method

Lately, my face has been less than "perfect". Growing up, I've always had clear skin, but within the past few months it's been giving me some problems. I blame it on stress. A few weeks ago, Living Social was running a really great deal for a chemical peel. So impulsively, I purchased. I have never had a chemical peel before and I was very nervous going into the appointment. I did not want to come out of it looking like Samantha from SATC when she gets her botched chemical peel done.

So, this past Thursday I had my first ever chemical peel, hoping that this would help clear up my skin. I got the the medspa and filled out my paper work. She had me lay down on an exam type bed and she cleaned my face. Then she applied some topical cream that smelled absolutely awful. I could barely breath. Then came the chemical peel. It tingled. It almost felt like someone was pouring a lot of astringent on my face. The whole process took about a half hour tops. I barely noticed any change in my face except for the fact that it was very pale. I picked the perfect weekend for my face to peel off, because I ended up having to stay in all weekend due to a sinus infection and general cold. By Friday, my face just looked like it was sunburned. My boss sent me home early. Not because of my face (I think) but because of my illness. Saturday my face was dry. And by Sunday it started flaking off. Today my face is still dry and I'm not entirely satisfied with the turn out so far. I have noticed that some fine lines from my forehead are gone, but my face is STILL breaking out. So my verdict on the chemical peel: I should have seen a dermatologist first. I'll be paying one a visit in the near future.

This weekend, I also got notice that my bridesmaids' dresses are in. I'm going with my sister this weekend to pick up hers and I can't wait to see them!! I'm positive they'll look fabulous but all of a sudden nervous that the color might be too much. Nothing I can do about it now. I can't believe the big day's in 5 months! AGHH! So much to do!!!!

I've finally began working on some DIY projects. That's the great thing about these bitter cold Chicago winters. Lots of indoor time. My table "numbers" are almost complete. Pics to be posted shortly. And I've FINALLY decided on centerpieces, which is a huge accomplishment for me.

Today, I've finally started my 6 month commitment to The Bar Method! I haven't done this class in about a month and it felt oh so good tonight. Just what my body needed after not working out all week. I'll be feeling it tomorrow. I literally missed going to this class and I was looking forward to it all day today. I've never felt this way about any workout except for maybe running outside on a nice day. Tomorrow is February. LC comes home in February :-) I'm crossing my fingers and praying for THE BEST Valentine's gift of all time.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Next Stop, TEXAS!

The Packers are going to the Superbowl. What a great day for a Packer fan living in Chicago :-) The whole city ate their words last night. Go Pack GO!

Best play of the game last night:

And a picture of my love:


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I've been absent yet again. And one of my resolutions/goals was to blog more. FAIL! I've been super busy wedding planning and interviewing for a new job. I have two career things going on right now. One position is with my same company just a different role and the other one is a job at a completely different company working in sales. I'm most excited about the position at the new company. Stay tuned!!

I'm also in the process of working on my first DIY wedding project: Table numbers/Chicago Landmarks. So far they're turning out just as I wanted and when they're done, I will post pictures on the blog. I hope everyone's new year is going great! So far, no complaints. Just counting down the days until my love gets home!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

My New Year's Eve is not at all what I expected it to be. My BFF and I went to a house party, hosted by a guy, played some beer pong and I ended 2010 with my first ever (and only) keg stand which lasted 3 seconds.

Needless to say, I woke up in 2011 with a slight headache but nothing a good brunch and bloody mary couldn't cure. My sister, her friend, and I went to a restaurant/bar to watch the Rosebowl. Sadly, my Badgers did not win. There's always next year boys.

After the game was over, my sister and I went to see 'Black Swan.' Amazing movie. There are no words. Natalie Portman did an awesome job in her role, as did Mila Kunis. I enjoyed because of the ballet and fact that it was a psychological thriller. LC told me that he wanted to see this movie, and I was really surprised that he'd want to sit through a ballet movie with me. After seeing the movie, now I know why! A graphic girl on girl scene in this movie, but it definitely plays into the whole story line. If you haven't seen this movie go watch it.

So far 2011 has been great. I skyped with LC for awhile. He comes home soon. Tomorrow marks the 6 month mark until our wedding. I have a lot of things to do. I'm almost done with our table numbers. That was my first DIY project, so look out for those because I'll be posting them soon.