Thursday, May 31, 2012

Disney World 2012

I kind of joked with my dad that when he retired we would celebrate at Disney World. But we made it happen!! He helped make a dream come true for me, and I was able to cross something off my bucket list. He earned a true vacation after working way too hard for the railroad, and I'm secretly a 12 year old in a 26 year old's body. I'm a Disney princess through and through. We stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa close to the Magic Kingdom and even made a trip to visit Universal Studios so I could check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I can't really pick my favorite moment .. they all were so amazing! But seeing Hogwarts and eating at the Three Broomsticks was definitely cool. I also really enjoyed the parades and firework shows at the Magic Kingdom. My favorite rides were the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios. Man, just reminiscing makes me want to go back again! Here are a few photo highlights of the trip! :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Things #2

Is it too soon to post another Happy Things? Nah! I couldn't resist sharing a photo of the headband I mentioned finding in a drawer. Got quite a few compliments on it at work. It's from Sam Moon.

And I may have gone a little overboard with the kitty condo .. But Pixie loves to climb! And it was really cheap at Ross. Typically, a condo of this size runs about $200+ and I got it for only $100. Woot!

Pixie looking uber cute next to some soft pillows.

And this doesn't exactly qualify as a "happy" thing, but I wanted to share it. Last night we had some crazy storms roll through that kept me and the kitty up. This was some of the aftermath. I saw a lot of other cars with limbs on them, and the power to my garage stopped working. It's been a wild morning so far!

Nailed It

Late last night I couldn't fall asleep so I had a mini manicure session. I like to keep my nails as short as I can so it's easier for me to shampoo my client's hair. (Something feels weird when I'm scratching people's head with long nails). I used some old polish from Sally Hansen. It has my name written on the bottles from when I would take them to cosmetology school.

I love doing multi-colors .. It's so funky!

I was inspired by my toes that I did last week. This was OPI.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Things! #1

A recurring post I would like to have will feature some random things that make me happy. Properly calling these posts "Happy Things!" So here are a few I found while searching iPhoto:

My pink sparkly TOMs.

Pixie in a box.

Found this headband in a drawer the other day and can't wait to wear it.

Happy buckets my mom got for me. I use these at work to hold my pens.

I love sitting on the balcony with Pixie. I had to put duct tape (Hello Kitty kind of course) on parts of the wall so she wouldn't get splinters when she stretches.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pixie's Story

Now that I've introduced myself a little bit, I think it'd be great if my next post was all about my best friend! As I mentioned before, her name is Pixie =^.^= and I am not bragging when I say she is the greatest kitty in the whole entire galaxy.

I had been wanting to adopt a cat for a while, and after going through a bit of a hard time I was feeling pretty down. So I decided to look into adopting. I knew I wanted to get a rescue animal, so I looked on PetFinder for a few days. I narrowed my search down to an older cat that would already be litter box trained and one that was also already declawed (I don't have it in me to do that to a cat, but it sure saves your furniture). Pixie popped right up on the list near my city and the pictures they posted of her drew me right in!!

I mean REALLY?? How can you NOT save this kitty with a face like that?? I filled out the application for Frisco Humane Society and got a call back from her foster mom. I drove out to the foster house to check her out. She was a little timid, you could tell she didn't mind people but wasn't too pleased with the other cats trying to play with her. They guessed she was about 4 years old, and must have been in  some type of accident that badly scarred her ear. But no worries - it's very healthy and cute as a button. I just have to help her clean the wax out sometimes, hehe. 

I later learned from Pixie's first foster mom that she was found in a town about 30 minutes north of me and was put in a kill shelter. A worker thought she was a Scottish Fold because of her ear so she called her friend that loved that breed of cat. When the friend came to see her she knew right away this wasn't a Scottish Fold but she was just too cute to leave in a kill shelter. So she took her in and became Pixie's first foster mom. Eventually the other foster mom took her and had been waiting for the right family to adopt her. She didn't want her going to a family with kids or other animals because Pixie is kind of prissy and doesn't like to be tugged on. But now that she has her own home she's incredibly affectionate and gives me hugs all the time. (She really wraps her arms around my neck!) I'm considering adopting another cat now that I've had Pixie for nearly 2 years. She is very clingy to me and I just hate leaving her alone during the day while I am at work. But we will have to see how she handles that! :P

If you are considering bringing an animal into your home, I highly suggest you adopt one from a rescue shelter. Not only is the pet going to be eternally grateful, but you will feel just how special they are, too!

This was Pixie and I on our 1st anniversary (I celebrate it as her birthday)

Pixie is a happy happy kitty that loves tissue paper, boxes and sacks! :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

About Me

Thanks for checking me out! I am commonly described as colorful, creative and cheerful! I think I am the princess, but sometimes I'm the frog. I enjoy dressing up and playing with hair. But you'll usually find me on the computer and playing video games. I am glitzy.. I am a geek .. I'm a glitzy geek kind of girl :)

A few random things about me:

  • My name is Anna.
  • I live deep in the heart of Texas.
  • I was so eager to become a cosmetologist that I graduated with my bachelor's in 3 years!
  • I've been working as a hair stylist for 5 years now; I make people look pretty for a living.
  • Little things make me happy; I am easily amused :)
  • My parents are probably way cooler than yours.
  • Pixie is my precious kitty cat which I am sure many blogs will include =^.^=
  • I have a few tattoos.
  • My favorite food is pizza. My favorite drink is Coke Zero. And I love Oreos!
  • I play the online game Everquest II .. It's WAY cooler than World of Warcraft. I raid with a level 92 necromancer on Crushbone three nights a week.
  • I can play "Happy Birthday" on the guitar.
  • I occasionally like to be crafty.
  • I am absolutely terrified of sharks.

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