Monday, August 25, 2008

Good to Know...

Toothpaste is a product suitable for vegetarians.

Here, in my country, many people are vegetarian for religious reasons. Every food product is marked with one of the following:

Recently, I ran out of my beloved Crest Whitening with Scope toothpaste that I brought over from the States (I brought several...I love it that much). In my quest to find a good substitute I found some Colgate Whitening. And, much to my surprise...its vegetarian. In case you want to eat it, I guess.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Family's NEW DAWG

Today, my little brother starts college classes at my alma mater, The University of Georgia. Not to be all sentimental on you, but yesterday he was a cute little, curly-haired blond pre-schooler. Seriously, how come we grow up so fast?

So, today's post is a tribute to my little brother (a pretty great one, if I do say so myself)...the new Georgia Bulldog.

Thanks, Blake, for being such a good brother and friend. Don't forget to study a little in between football games, workouts at Ramsey and late-night dorm mischief. K? Oh, and please don't walk under the arches...just in case. ;-)

And, of course....GO DAWGS! Sic 'em!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Forget waxing...try threading!

A part of daily life here is, of course, beauty upkeep. ;-)

So, for you ladies (and some men with unruly eyebrows), here's a tip. Put away your tweezers! Never put hot wax on your face again! Try threading, or epilation.

Threading is an excellent way to maintain your eyebrows (and...gasp! upper lip hair) that is a little less painful and a little more efficient than our traditional American methods. Threading originated in India and is widely practiced in Asia and the Middle East. Basically, a cotton thread that is held in place by the stylist's teeth and two hands is rolled over misplaced hairs, removing the hair at the follicle. It is more efficient than plucking because you can remove more than one hair at a time and is definitely less painful and irritating (thought it can be) to the skin as waxing. Here, we can have both of our eyebrows waxed for the grand total of about 50 cents! Like waxing/plucking, it should be done every several weeks to maintain perfectly shaped eyebrows. The best part is the mini facial massage afterwards!

Here of some photos of us getting "threaded."

Git-r-done, Becca.

My turn

Everyone helps.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy First Blogging Anniversary!

Today marks one year since my first post...and one year since starting at "the farm." Wow! How time flies...

Tribute photos to my farm friends:

These pics have a lot of you, but not all of you! Miss y'all.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy 30th, Mama & Daddy!

Today is my parents' 30th wedding anniversary! I am so thankful for my family and for my parents' commitment to each other. It's a great example to follow and a goal I'd like to reach if He blesses me with marriage.

Happy Anniversary, y'all! I love you two very much.