Thursday, March 5, 2015

My Dream Job

My dream job is one that I've mentioned before and the older I get the fantasy of this being my job has never diminished. 

My dream job is...

A Namer

What is a namer, you may ask? It's simply a person who gets paid to name things: streets, cosmetics, zoo animals, paint colors, fragrances, neighborhoods, board/video games, etc. If it needs a name, I want to be the naming consultant. 

All of my life, I've enjoyed naming things. My mom says that from a very young age I gave other names to normal things like washcloths. So weird. I've always loved to name things. I've named my computers, my cars, my pets...even the names of the animals on my desk calendar (which is different pictures of baby goats).

This is one of those imaginary jobs that probably doesn't exist in real life. But if I could create a job as a naming consultant, I would totally do that. The idea of theme names in neighborhood or for new cosmetic lines fills me with inspiration and when they don't have good flow...it irritates me to no end. If I were a naming consultant I could make a living being creative and logical (taking things into account like local history and topography for neighborhood naming, for example). This job would require research (which I also love doing)...so it's really a great fit for my personality as well.

That's my dream job. What's yours?? Link up below! (Link party will be open until next Wednesday!!)



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Don't Forget to Link Up Tomorrow!

Don't forget to link up your dream job posts tomorrow.

This is me, getting down on my hands and knees and begging you to link up with me. Pretty, pretty please with cherries, hot fudge and rainbow sprinkles on top?? Read more about the link-up here.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Over the Weekend

The older I get, the more my weekends tend to be...well...a bit boring. Highlights move from parties and social events to coupon deals at the grocery store and errands. Oh well...that's the joy of being a grow up, right?


Hewitt (finally) went to the groomer this weekend. He got a haircut and bath and acts like he feels so much better. But  we do have to keep him wrapped up a bit around the house because the poor thing shivers. 


I got a Vegetti vegetable peeler at WalMart and tried it out this weekend with a bolognese sauce. It was really good! (I used zucchini this time.) I'm excited to try it on other vegetables soon!


I'm really loving this workout/strength training challenge for March. Would you join in?


Hewitt finally decided to snuggle with Cyrus, our sea lion pillow. #buddies What did you do over the weekend?

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Don't forget to join me on Thursday for the Dream Job Link-up Party! I really hope to see you!! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

My Dream Job - Join Me for a Linkup Party!

All of us have dream jobs...you know, those jobs that we probably could never actually have or wouldn't qualify for...but that we think would be the most amazing thing since peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Maybe your dream job is your current job? Maybe you love your job you are currently working in but have always thought you'd be excellent at something else in case your current job status changes? Or maybe, you had a childhood dream to be something...even something imaginary like a princess or a My Little Pony...or is that just me?

I'd love for you to stretch out your blogging fingers and join me on Thursday, March 5th to blog about your dream job. It can be your actual job, your imaginary "for fun even though it wouldn't pay the bills" job or even something that you've just always wanted to do.

Would you blog about your dream job and link up with me on Thursday? Spread the word and share it with your bloggy friends. I'd love to read about everyone's dream jobs...it will be so much fun to see how creative and interesting all of the posts are.

Will you join me? Pretty please with sprinkles and cherries and hot fudge?


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Insta-Outfits v.3

Here are the latest and greatest outfit posts from my Instagram page [thestripedflamingo]. Someday I'll get back to doing it with an actual camera...this is just so much easier. Sigh...

 
I'm obsessed with this vest. I wear it all the time. How I wish I'd bought it in more colors!
 
 
I was loving the jewel tones for this day and how even my nail polish matched my scarf!
 
 
This was my Valentine's Day (or the Friday before) look. I ended up sort of matching the carpet. Weird!

 
I have no idea why this blue looks so crazy vibrant in the necklace...it's like a cobalty blue. I was totally loving this color combination though.
 
 
Some of my absolute favorite colors together. I'm not normally a huge patterned cardigan person but I happened to wear 2 in one week. How crazy is that?!

See the other Insta-Outfits posts here, here and here.

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Oscars Fashion Best & Worst Dressed

The Oscars are pretty much the culmination of the winter awards season. It's the biggest and best awards show so the celebs usually don't hold back. I absolutely loved some of the looks this year. Below are my best and worst fashion picks.

BEST DRESSED 


Jamie Chung
I loved this fabulous sparkly, sheer, firecracker dress. I'm a sucker for gradient sparkles...as you'll see with some of my other top picks.



Cate Blanchett
She's fashion royalty. She's always stunning and this black dress has an awesome silhouette. I absolutely love the pop of color in her turquoise statement necklace.


Rosamund Pike
I loved this stunning red dress. The silhouette and the fit are incredible. It's classy, yet interesting and updated. A+!


Anna Kendrick
I love this color on her with her skin tone and hair. The top halter neck part is so interesting how it wraps around the hardware and the sheer panel down the middle keeps this dress from looking like a prom dress. So pretty!



Naomi Watts
This dress was a lot sparklier on video camera. This photo makes it look duller...but it's still stunning. She always has great style and this is a great modern look without being too over-the-top. I also love her hairstyle here. It's like a barely-there wave and I heart it.


Anna Farris
Yet another example of a gradient sparkle dress that I adore. This silver number has a very classic fit on Anna but the sparkles make it more "Oscary".


Jennifer Lopez
OMG I'm obsessed with this. It was so much more sparkly on camera. I'm obsessed with the gradient sparkles (of course) and the monochromatic look of her dress and her skin. LOVE LOVE!



WORST DRESSED


Lorelei Linklater
This just looks very cheap to me. It's like a cheap stripper costume.


Chrissy Teigen
This look is WAY too Grammy than Oscar. It's just not classy enough. Also, those lips? Too dark.


Solange Knowles
I don't get this. At all. It's just weird and large and is it a dress? Pantsuit? Jumpsuit? I'm confused.


Lady Gaga
Oh Gaga. It's not as if I had high hopes...but this is just being weird for being weird. Maybe a strapless dress and no gloves and I could get behind it...but this is strange. I think it's because the gloves look like rubber cleaning gloves...no?

What do you think about my picks? Agree? Disagree?
Photos via.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Catbearding (& Dogbearding Too!)

So - I've been a bit quiet this week. I've been super busy at work and we've had bad weather (read: ice storm and really cold temps). Now, bad weather should really have no connection to whether or not I've blogged...but apparently it does. So, go with it. :)

Today I'm going to introduce you to something that is literally going to blow your mind. It may make you laugh...it might make you guffaw...or it may make you shake your head because it is so ridiculous. I hope you've not heard of it before because I'm about to introduce to one of the wonderful ingenuities of the human kind that has resulted from a combination of modern technology and pets.

Ladies and gentlemen...I present...CATBEARDING.

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What is catbearding? It's exactly as it sounds. Cat heads as beards on human faces. And it is EPIC. Though I'm not a huge fan of cats, I am a fan of catbearding. Unfortunately, my feline allergies are so bad that if I were to actually pose for a catbearding photo, I would probably soon die from feline allergen exposure.
 
Luckily for me (and you) dog owners have responded to catbearding with...you guessed it...dogbearding. You're welcome and happy Friday!
 
DOG BEARDS! (Image from thematapicture)

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