Happy Valentine’s Day, Bionic Beauties!
I hope you’re having a truly splendid day. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, just be happy.
Way back in my high school days, I was the teen girl who never had the armfuls of carnations nor more balloons than the movie UP! – so I developed a simple mantra. I’ve amended it a tad over the years, mostly to reflect my mature knowledge of my depth of love for brownies…
Just say NO to tulle, crappy design, doilies, and suddenly becoming angry if there’s not enough roses in your bouquet or karats in your ring. Simply say YES: smile, mail a note, bake brownies, celebrate “Likes” & “Loves”, and… enjoy Valentine’s Day!
What’s your favorite part of Valentine’s Day? Do you have any special ways to celebrate with your friends, family, or loved ones? Leave a comment below or send me note on Twitter @BionicBeauty!
Now I’m off to go bake those brownies!
Hugs, happiness, & chocolates,
P.S. Need a last minute Valentine for a friend, crush, co-worker, more-than-just-pals pal, lover? Or how about an e-card to send to text, email, or tweet? I stayed up all night working on these little guys, so I’d be thrilled if y’all put them to good use! Grab the whole collection at Bionic-Style.com.
Zero score and seven years ago, I began the adventure that would become Bionic Beauty. I wanted something a bit special to document this anniversary. After some pondering and hemming and hawwing, I realized a timeline capturing the major events in Bionic Beauty’s lifespan would be perfect.
You can also view the timeline on its very own dedicated page. The version on the page is quite a bit larger since I zapped the site’s normal sidebars. Viewing is much easier, but essentially everything else is the same. And good news… wherever you decide to view it, the timeline works just peachy on mobile devices too!
Thank you for an amazing seven years,
P.S. I’m working on a ground-up redesign of Bionic Beauty. So if there’s something you’d like to see – different navigation, features, less/more of something-or-other, now is the time to speak up! If you don’t want to leave a public comment below, feel free to reach out to me via my contact form.
To the Moms across the globe and world wide internet, “Happy Mother’s Day!”
My mom lives about 5 hours from us, so we don’t get to visit too much, but we talk a few times a week and email quite often. My mom always shared beauty advice (some I would take, some I wouldn’t- just like every daughter, I assume) and she raised my sister and I to be strong, independent women. Even though I moved out right after high school, she does not treat me like I’m only 18. She respects me and my decisions and because of that, we go to each for advice and are happy to help each other out. Through my younger years, she would get up hours before work to take care of all our pets (and we had TONS), make us breakfast, pack lunches, and then she’d head to the barn to feed my horse breakfast, turn him out and finally she would head to work. I’m not sure how she did everything. To this day, her parrots have a cleaner house than I do! She certainly allowed me to get bit by the critter bug, and I would not be the person I am today without my Mom.
The picture above was taken during the summer of me being 16, just outside of Blairsville, Georgia. My parents would drive me 13 hours to the north Georgia mountains to spend the summer at Trackrock Campground. I would work at the stable all summer- guiding trail rides, teaching vacationers to ride horses and training my horse for barrel racing. My parents would make the drive a least once more during the summer to visit and again at the end to pick me up. Dedication.
Mom, I love you!
And now, onto the gifts…
I bought my mom, mother-in-law, and a close friend a Mother’s Day gift pack of Herbaria Soaps. I picked the varieties based on each personality. I’m also bringing 4 bars to another friend’s baby shower today. I figure if I am addicted to these soaps, I should share my obsession. So what did you ladies buy for Mom?
Three cheers for Mom’s,
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Bionic Beauties!
And… I managed to squeeze in a teensy bit of *me* time last night for a minimalistic St. Valentine’s manicure!
Base color is Sally Hansen’s Pat on the Black; and the bitty hearts are done in the new Sally Hansen Purplexed (which is AWESOME by the way!).
Hope you all are having a marvelous day.
Lots of hugs, pink cupcakes, and candy hearts,
P.S. Please, pretty please, don’t pick on my beat up, short, stubby nails. We’re in the midst of a home reorganization, helping some family move across the country, and re-sodding our entire yard. So I’m just happy they are painted. *grin*
From me and mine, to you and yours…
I hope you have an exceptional holiday, filled with delicious food, and some much needed rest and relaxation!
Be safe. Stay happy. Stay Bionic.