...to Sarah, my friend in transit, this blog is for you...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And the winner is...


I won an online giveaway - I couldn't believe it! I've never won giveaways before. 
I entered back in December and just got it in the mail this past month.

the package!

the contents...
I won the Peter Thomas Roth Holiday Hot ListA special kit created for Dr. Oz audience members, featuring Lashes to Die For The Liner, Lashes to Die For The Mascara, Un-Wrinkle Volumizing Lip Treatment, Max Complexion Correction Pads, Instant FirmX Eye and Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel.

I found out about the giveaway from my "deals" website: freebies2deals

A word of caution, though: I realized getting the online "deals" started becoming an obsession for me. I found myself always checking them and trying to keep up with the latest finds and in the end realizing that I was only wasting my time. 

I haven't tried any of my new stuff out yet, and I don't really need any of it, so I'm actually not even sure what to do with it. It was fun to win, though :) 

Have you ever won any giveaways?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Don't try this at home...

What I am about to share with you, I don't recommend you try at home yourself...

I was brave, though...

...and I did it...

I cut my own hair!

I was getting tired of the 4-inch tail of hair that was longer than all my other layers (thanks to my not-so-great haircut) & that kept getting tangled into gnarly knots. 

So I cut it.

It turned out just fine...Aaron didn't even notice...that's a good sign :)

 What do you think?

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Taste of Sudanese Life

We had guests staying with us for 3 days this past week. We met them in college, and they have been living overseas in Africa for the past couple of years. One night, they gave us a glimpse of Sudanese life...

Men wear hats & women wear scarves, but nobody smiles in pictures

the Feast...

Starting with the chicken and going clockwise, the dishes served are:
 rotisserie chicken 
yogurt-cucumber dip
hibiscus iced tea (in the pitcher)
beef-onion-tomato stew
dessert: sweet noodles with raisins
scrambled egg cake
beef-onion-tomato stew
    There are no utensils. Your bread is your spoon and your napkin. And only the right hand is used for eating. So, we all broke off pieces of bread and food and dipped in! It was fun.

    Speaking of food, check out foodgawker.com for recipe ideas when you need a little extra inspiration.

    Lastly, welcome to Sunnyvale! How was your first night in your new place? I pray that God blesses your new life there :)