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On 3/6/2021 at 8:25 PM, Arabesque said:

Your hair cut is lovely @Lynda486 I’m jealous. I’d love to have those gorgeous waves of yours. I have to sleep in plaits or twists like Ms.SSS did to get any kinks in mine. Sigh.

Lookin’ hot @JMJames92.

Spent two days Mother of the Bride dress shopping with a a girlfriend whose daughter is getting married in about 8 weeks. (The wedding was postponed from September last year - thanks COVID.) Oh my God. So difficult to find something that’s not boringly conservative or too young, shirt or revealing that still has a soft beach’s vibe. It’s a beach wedding on a island resort of the coast of Queensland. Think @MarvelGirl25 is on to the right idea with eloping. I haven’t offered to go shoe shopping with my friend though I did find some pretty sandals with brushed gold & silver straps with a touch of fuschia online that might work with the dress.

We ended up choosing this dress. I think we did pretty well.

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@Arabesque Is this for you? or someone else?

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In attempt to address the growing cabin fever in our household (and because it was such a sunny cloudless day yesterday), we decided to take a family road trip to the....Liquor Store. LOLOLOOLzzzz.

But not just any liquor store, but the downtown, lakeshore-facing flagship liquor store for all of Ontario*, natch.

This should have been a pic of both me and the Kid, but Mr. was embarrassed to be seen with us and left the area quickly before we could coerce him into taking our pic (he really should be used to our shenanigans by now).

So yeah, that's me and Snoop Dogg, lololzzzz. Who'd of thunk he had a line of wines, haha. (That cardboard cut out was just screaming to be taken a pic with!)

* <!--- BEGIN Breakout FYI --->

In Ontario, all liquor sales and distribution is controlled by the Provincial government. Outside of small batch breweries/wineries/distilleries, you can only buy liquor/beer from government owned and controlled retail liquor stores. On the bright side though, since the government controls it, the stores were deemed an essential service, and have stayed open throughout pandemic....AND they now have same-day delivery. The only thing though is that they introduced Monday closures province wide, which means that Sundays are really BUSY, lol.

<!--- END Breakout FYI --->

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Love it!! Lol
Why did I think your hair was light? Brunette like moi?!

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is everyone there all locked down where you are?
Are you and hub able to work from home?

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1 hour ago, Kris77 said:

is everyone there all locked down where you are?
Are you and hub able to work from home?

We were in full lockdown up until yesterday. Now we are in “grey” state, which is one step below full lockdown. i.e., some more stuff is allowed to open, but with capacity restrictions, and we now “allowed” to go out beyond essential services & “exercise”. Sigh.

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Wow. How long has it been? Since last March?!!

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1 hour ago, Kris77 said:

Wow. How long has it been? Since last March?!!

0mg, no..that would have been unbearable. We were in full lockdown from March-June, the we got a bit or a reprieve in varying degrees, but then back to lockdown just after xmas until yesterday. Hopefully we are in the beginning of the end 🤞🏼

P.S. my hair is like black-brown, lol (with some hints of grey...😜

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Oh man that’s still pretty long!! I work at a hospital so I’ve never had to be locked down at all. My hub and kids did last year. Hub is still working from home now. Kids are all in school.
Ha! Same! My hair is the darkest brown naturally. Now I have so many grays that I’ve started putting highlights in to mask them. That’s where dark hair isn’t very forgiving. Grays Sri k out like a sore thumb.

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12 hours ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

@Arabesque Is this for you? or someone else?

For my friend. She’s always been very laid back beachy boho in her style and we thought this was a nice nod to her style & the wedding style while being elegant enough for her being mother of the bride. And it’s not boringly conservative or expected. The attendants are wearing soft natural colours: sand, calico, sage green, white linen, etc. so the dress should look good in the photos. Big wedding especially in COVID times: 190 attending. Think I’ll pack my silk ‘formal’ mask just in case.

Well I’m totally going not beachy in my wedding look cause it’s just not me @ms.sss. The outfit I had bought for when the wedding was to be last September is 2 sizes too big now - waah! I bought this recently. Are you surprised it’s black? 😆 The skirt is a silk satin type fabric & the top is a mesh bodysuit. Yes, I’ll be having to do that fumbling between the crotch thing every time I go to the bathroom - oh the bad 80s memories. Am doing flat slides for the wedding on the beach & was changing into the light crystal heels on the right for the reception until I found out it’s cocktail & we’ll be standing on sand covered with matting. Yikes! Now I’m thinking the black with ankle ties on the left as they have a lower block heel so I shouldn’t sink down in the sand &/or stumble & face plant it. They may look too heavy though. Mmmm???

Yay, for you being allowed some freedom again @ms.sss. Love you did a day trip to the liquor store. Did you buy any of Snoop’s wine?

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@Arabesque: can't even tell that the bodysuit is a different material. I like it. I would like to borrow the outfit when you are done please. As for the shoes, I reeeeeeeally like the ones on the right. Maybe just bring a piece of plywood to stand on?...Even if you did sink/faceplant, you'll look fab doing it 😂. And no, no Snoop Dogg wine for me....I am always wary of products marketed by slapping some celebrity or other on its label.

@Kris77: have you ever considered Henna? I developed an allergy to conventional hair dye (its the PPD in it), and have been henna-ing for a few years now.

Pros:

  • all natural
  • assists to improve follicle health
  • gives the hair the appearance of more body (cuz the active ingredient actually binds to the hair making it moleculary thicker)
  • hair feels softer
  • is not as noticeable when it grows out (vs. seeing the obvious line of greys growing on darker hair),
  • very inexpensive vs. the cost of real dyes and/or salon costs

Cons:

  • time consuming: I usually have it on my hair for like 4-6 hours on application day.
  • you'll smell like a pot head for a couple days
  • it stains skin if you don't wipe it off right away (I often have orange-ish palms for a couple days if I don't wear gloves)
  • it only comes in red, lol. (the lighter your hair, the redder it will be)

In the before pics below, I hadn't henna-ed my hair in over 8 or 9 months so its pretty grey, lol

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@ms.sss & @Arabesque We have tried the 19 crimes with Snoop Dog on it. It was pretty good..... Here's a great one.... APOTHIC INFERNO AGED IN WHISKEY BARRELS another one is La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.... give them a try if you haven't already

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10 hours ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

@ms.sss & @Arabesque We have tried the 19 crimes with Snoop Dog on it. It was pretty good..... Here's a great one.... APOTHIC INFERNO AGED IN WHISKEY BARRELS another one is La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.... give them a try if you haven't already

I am by no means a wine connoisseur. I have no idea what they mean when they say full/medium-bodied with hints of oak, lavender, pine, chocolate, berry or whatever. I mean, what the heck is a floral note??? I only know sweet/not sweet or metallic/not metallic (if that's even a thing), LOL.

With that said, I prefer NOT sweet and NOT metallic. I also prefer red hands down over white or rose, AND I like my red wine COLD (yes, I realize this is sacrilege for most, but whatevs, I like what I like dammit). I don't mind trying out new wines, so will give those a try if I can find them (thanks for tip!)...though the boys in the house don't mind when I don't like a particular wine cuz it just means more for them, LOL.

Here is the one that is a household favourite that we buy by the caseload. And it doesn't hurt that its super inexpensive compared to similarly rated reds.

And since I was taking a pic inside my fridge, I'm including some fridge-contents porn for those who like to peek into other people's fridges, LOL.

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On 03/09/2021 at 09:44, ms.sss said:



@Arabesque: can't even tell that the bodysuit is a different material. I like it. I would like to borrow the outfit when you are done please. As for the shoes, I reeeeeeeally like the ones on the right. Maybe just bring a piece of plywood to stand on?...Even if you did sink/faceplant, you'll look fab doing it 😂. And no, no Snoop Dogg wine for me....I am always wary of products marketed by slapping some celebrity or other on its label.




@Kris77: have you ever considered Henna? I developed an allergy to conventional hair dye (its the PPD in it), and have been henna-ing for a few years now.




Pros:





  • all natural


  • assists to improve follicle health


  • gives the hair the appearance of more body (cuz the active ingredient actually binds to the hair making it moleculary thicker)


  • hair feels softer


  • is not as noticeable when it grows out (vs. seeing the obvious line of greys growing on darker hair),


  • very inexpensive vs. the cost of real dyes and/or salon costs




Cons:





  • time consuming: I usually have it on my hair for like 4-6 hours on application day.


  • you'll smell like a pot head for a couple days


  • it stains skin if you don't wipe it off right away (I often have orange-ish palms for a couple days if I don't wear gloves)


  • it only comes in red, lol. (the lighter your hair, the redder it will be)




In the before pics below, I hadn't henna-ed my hair in over 8 or 9 months so its pretty grey, lol




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No idea you could do henna in your hair?!! Wow!
I am kinda lightening my hair up and adding highlights. It blends the gray really well as it grows out. I’m really liking it
Now let’s get to the fridge porn!! I love seeing inside others fridges!! ESP people who live in other countries! It’s neat to see the diff brands and types of foods that are staples. Pretty cool!! Your fridge is big! I love it

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54 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

And since I was taking a pic inside my fridge, I'm including some fridge-contents porn for those like to peek into other's fridges, LOL.

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I was today years old when I learned that I'm not the only one that likes a look inside other peoples fridge's! 😂

Nice sauce and condiment collection!

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