Thursday, March 31, 2011


We did it!! We have 51 Followers!! You know what that means....Its time for a giveaway! Tomorrow I will announce what the Giveaway is!!! YEAH!! So happy you guys are here!!


Brown Sugar

I <3 COFFEE…. this morning when I got up to make my first cup of Butter Toffee goodness…there was NO SUGAR…Mr Hubby used the last of it…

"Its ON" I thought…until I saw the BROWN SUGAR! Yep I indulged in Butter Toffee goodness with brown sugar! YUMMMMM!
We have 46 followers! That means 4 more and we will have a GIVE AWAY!!! YEAH!! So spread the word! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Wishes (8)

Today is a MUCH better day! thank you all who chimed in and sent me happy thoughts! 

Today I only have a few wishes! 

ONE: time time time…I always need more time!

TWO: a nap

THREE: some Yoga!

ummm let the day begin!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Off Day….

How come some days you just have an 'off' day. Nothing is going right. Everything gets under your skin. A look pisses you off. A little comment ruins the entire day…ugh...why??

I hate these days…and I try SO HARD not to have them…but yesterday, of all days, was like that…why? My Anniversary and I couldn't just move past it. …"it" what is "it? What was bothering me so much?

It must be "that time of the month"…it HAS to be! I was so moody and pissy yesterday and I SO DIDNT WANT TO BE…I wanted to be nice and happy and enjoy the day but it didnt happen. 

Now I feel like a piece of crap because I was in a funk for my wedding anniversary….ugh…

How do I fix this one??

Monday, March 28, 2011

2 Years of Bliss!

Today I celebrate my two year wedding anniversary! What a wonderful ride it has been!

We were married at 9am on a Saturday in Front Royal, VA. We rented a cabin in the woods and had a paster meet us at the cabin to marry us. 

In Virginia you do not need witnesses so we had our two dogs as stand in.

I wore jeans and a white jacket. He wore jeans and a black jacket. The dogs wore white and black bandanas. We were married outside on the deck while it was misting outside and the sun was just above the horizon. 

We spend the remainder of the day wine tasting and exploring the area. We had an amazing dinner of Steak and Lobster that we made ourselves. 

We found this awesome sign "Two Fat Butchers" … fun discovery since out last name is BUTCHER.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last Weeks Tattoo Session

A week ago today I spent the day in my Studio with this lovely tattooed pin-up dame! We had a BLAST! These are just a FEW images from that day! ENJOY!

40 Followers!! WHOOO HOOO

Today we are at 40 followers! Once we hit 50 we are having a GIVEAWAY!!

So make sure you follow, follow, follow and tell all your friend to do the same!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ABC's of ME!!

ABC's of Me!
Link up, lovelies!

{a} age; 30 something…a woman never tells her real age!
{b} bed size; Queen. I NEED/WANT a new mattress!
{c} chore you hate; definitely folding clothes.
{d} dogs; Cody Bear!
(Me and Cody Bear at my Studio)

{e} essential start to your day: COFFEE
{f} favorite color;hmmm Yellow, Green
{g} gold or silver; Silver!!
{h} height; 5'2
{i} instruments you play; NADA! I TRIED to play in school but never turned out well.
{j} job title; Photographer
{k} kids; No kids.
{l} live; NORCAL
{m} mom's name; Delayne
{n} nicknames; Growing up it was Hoss or Sarah Hoss, now…SarBear
{o} overnight hospital stays; I've never stayed overnight in a hospital.
{p} pet peeves; hmm good one…people who are RUDE!
{q} quote from a movie;

"I believe I can Keep going, long after I think I can"

Tattooed to my Rids

Getting Tattooed

{r} right- or left-handed; Right
{s} siblings; One younger sister
Me, Avery (my Niece) and Apryl (my younger sister)

{t} time you wake up; anytime as long as its NOT to an alarm!
{u} underwear; BoyShorts
{v} vegetables you dislike; Mushrooms
{w} what makes you run late; EVERYTHING!
{x} x-rays you've had; Just my teeth.
{y} yummy food you make; Mac and Cheese with Sausages!!! Or Spaghetti...
{z} zoo - favorite animal;Penguins! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Hair-Do

I am interested in a new hair-do…my hubby LOVES the pin-up looks and so do I…but its the 'bangs' I am nervous about…I havent had bangs since I was in Elementary school. So here are a few looks i am considering… All blond tho, not the dark hair

What do you think??

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tattoo Pin-Up Shoot & Irish tattoos

Today is St Patricks day and I have 2 tattoo photo shoots lined up! 

The first one was originally scheduled for Jan 20. It was a model to shoot a pin-up tattoo photo shoot at my studio! Well she ended up getting sick and called to cancel…today is MAKE-UP DAY!! She is coming in today to shoot! I am STOKED! 

The second is my hubby! He is finishing his half sleeve!

I will post updates this afternoon! but until then here are some Irish Tattoos to enjoy!

These people sure love the Irish! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St Patrick's Day Thirsty Thursday!

Today is the day of the IRISH! But instead of sharing a green beer drink with you I want to share with you one of my FAV drinks lately…Extra Dirty Martini Up! ("Up" means w/o ice)

Over at I found a recipe for a unique Martini JUST the Irish!

Irish Martini 
6 parts buffalo grass vodka
1 part dry vermouth
Irish whiskey
Lemon twist 

Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with Irish whiskey. Combine vodka and vermouth in a martini shaker with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


Wednesday Wishes (7)

Yeah for Wednesday Wishes!

ONE … New Class Schedule!

TWO … a new lens! 

THREE …start organizing my Miles for Milo run


Monday, March 14, 2011

Race Report! WTC50K

So I am officially an Ultra Runner! I did my first (and maybe only) 50K (also known as 31 miles) on a trail in Cool, CA on Saturday. What an adventure! I brought my phone and took photos and videos…what a RUSH! Its day 2 after the race and I am still in bed at 12:30 in the afternoon. I am so tired and sore. It even hurts to breath!  

The morning started off with a 530 alarm clock chime and 2 minutes after my husband jumping on the bed fully dressed in his race attire singing "Cocaine Blues" by Johnny Cash (there is a reason for mentioning this…keep reading).

We indulged in salt bagels with peanut butter and a nice cup of coffee. We got off to a little late of a start but nothing too bad. It was 38 degrees at our house and by the time we got to the race area it was 47! (thank God because I hate being cold!)

Parking was a bear but once we got settled in and made out way to the start almost all 650 participants were in line for the bathroom…ALERT…TMI COMING UP SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH IF YOU DONT WANT TO READ….. for those of you who don't know I have GI issues when it comes to running. Well all the time but when I run its even worse. So a bathroom stop was needed. But I am not afraid to poo on trail…and apparently I am not the only one with this issues…

We made it through the port-a-potty line with less then 10 minutes to the start. Which actually was OK since it took our minds of the start. 

We lined up in the 11 minute mile pace group. Trail running is slower then road running, I would normally line up in the 9 minute mile range for a road race. When the gun went off we were off! The first 1.5 miles were on a narrow road, basically to get everyone spread out.  Hubby and I were behind a slow chatty-cathy group and we darted around them to get some space. When we hit the trail we separated. 

The first water crossing was at mile 2….So for 29 MORE miles I had wet feet. Not to mention I made a HUGE mistake the night before when I bought my race socks (we buy new socks for race day at each race) and I got the same socks I would normally run a road race in….BAD BAD idea. They were Cotton and they did NOT wick the water away…instead it made for a nice hibernation for the water to sit in my shoes all day. So after any puddle…i would squish at each step until it either dried up (2-3 miles later) or I hit another water crossing and it started all over again. 

The First 8 miles was a small loop that went into the first Aid Station which was actually at the start of the race. 

Something you always see at any race are guys pulled over on on the side of the race peeing. They always have their backs the racers but you know what they are doing…Well this being my first big trail race I was unaware that apparently female racers could care less who sees them. LITERALLY. I cant tell you how many times I would come around a corner or pass a tree and not 3 feet off the trail is a chick squatted PEEING! OMG…seriously at least go BEHIND the bush! Hubby said he saw a chick pull her shorts to the side…and pee STANDING UP!!! WHO DOES THAT?!?!? First of all, your not going to WIN the race, so take the extra 10 seconds to pull your shorts down! 

Here is a little break down of the Elevation of teh course:

Climb: 3,600' (by Avocet)
Descent: 3,600' (by Avocet)
High: 1,619' Pointed Rocks
Low: 639' Quarry Road
Start: 1,529' Cool Fire Station
Finish: 1,529' Cool Fire Station

Let me just say…..there was a LOT of climbing in the race!!!

This is goat hill! or 9 minute hill…that is how long it takes to struggle up to it. At the top was mile 26.2….a full marathon!

Before this hill I made this video: 

I had that stupid song Johnny Cash song in my head the whole race and not the whole song…a few mixed-matched lines. ANNOYING! for 7.5 hours…not fun!

I was in decent spirits for most of the race. I hit a low around mile 18. It was a straight up hill climb for at least a mile. My watch died. I was being passed by people WALKING. And I was getting hungry. We always carry food with us (GUs and Gels and such, but its just a filler).

The race…was hard. Lost of hills. It was a total struggle but amazing! The aid stations were packed with food and goodies! The other runners were in great spirits! 

I finished at 7hrs 34 minutes. Hubby finished in 6hrs 30 minutes!
 After wards we indulged in the food they had and then went home. Stopped and got a RedBox, a Papa Murphys cheese pizza and tried our damnedest to sleep. After that much activity you are swollen, tired and your body is in a high and doesnt want to settle down. Its like your insides are crawling and you cant sit still. so sleep sucks!

After all of that we finished with ZERO blisters!! 

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