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TGIF! I will have a post for you all this weekend!

25 Jan

TGIF! I will have a post for you all this weekend!

Hey everyone I’m sorry I have been away for so long again but between school, a car that keeps falling apart, and winter weather I have been pretty busy. Good news I am in the advanced portion of my course as an Advanced Skin Esthetician and I can’t wait to tackle some advanced treatments. We did our firts Cocoa Enzyme Peel last week and it was awesome. (Anyone know what an enzyme peel does and how it does it?) I am having a great time and before I know it my graduation will be here! (April 15th) I am planning on a post for this weekend don’t know exactly what it will cover but it should be something fun. Thanks for sticking with Salt Pepper Brilliant even in my absence, 2013 is going to be the best year ever!!!!! <3—-Christina

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Pixie Sunbathing

21 Sep

Pixie Sunbathing

Here is a pic of Pixie doing her favorite thing in April. Every morning when I wake up I know where to find her. She is always curled up by the glass door soaking up some rays. SOME NEWS: I will be posting only once a week for the next five months and I will tell you why. I will be going to school for skin esthetics and will be so so busy. Plus I am living in a new place where no internet is set up…YIKES I KNOW! Well I will just have to get a lot done in a short amount of time. A lot of change is coming my way and it can be frightening. But I am looking at it as a challenge and a test of my character and determination. So till next week…talk to you all soon. I have to finish packing 🙂 —-Christina

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Birthday Dinner Photo!

25 Aug

Birthday Dinner Photo!

For my mom’s birthday dinner we went out to eat at the Texas Roadhouse and let me tell you for a chain it has excellent food. They cook a delicious steak and when you order a bone in ribeye rare you get it. On the drive back we stopped at a farmers stand and got some huge tomatos and delicious homemade ice cream. When we got home I decided I needed a cute picture of my parents so I took it. Aren’t they adorable?!—-CMY

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Happy Birthday to my Mom!!!

23 Aug

Happy Birthday to my Mom!!!

Today is my mom Debra’s 54th birthday…I know, she looks great for her age and she is a pretty remarkable woman. She was born and raised in the Bronx and is 100% Puerto Rican (Making me and my sisters 1/2 PR and 1/2 Greek) and is a little spit fire. Strong emphasis on the little she is only 4′ 11″ ( I’m 5′ 3″ thanks mom, haha). She came from a life of poverty and physical abuse thanks to a horrible stepfather and she was able to overcome it all. She was one of the few of her six siblings to attend and graduate college and become a business manager. She managed a very successful bakery in Brooklyn where I pretty much grew up. I have very fond memories of those years in the bakery. My mother is currently a first degree black belt in the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. She now is also an instructor at the martial arts school she earned her belts in. This year she even attended the World Tournament of the Tang Soo Do Association in North Carolina and walked away with a bronze medal in weapons. She is truly an inspiration to me and keeps me looking forward to all that I can accomplish in the coming years. I LOVE YOU MOM AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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What I’m Reading: Ouran HighSchool Host Club Book 1

22 Jul

What I'm Reading: Ouran HighSchool Host Club Book 1

This Manga series is a romantic comedy about a girl named Haruhi who on scholarship gets into the mega rich school of Ouran Academy. Upon wandering throught the halls for a quiet place to study, Haruhi wanders into Music Room 3; where she finds an extremely handsom group of young men that make up the Host Club. These young men make a little money on the side by going on dates specifically taylored to the female clients that visit the club. Haruhi gets so startled by the site of these boys that she breaks an $80,000 vase that was to be put up for auction by the club.(Oh and did I mention they first thought that she was a boy because she couldn’t afford a uniform and wore her father’s clothes? I didn’t? Well now you know! Haha.) So in order to payback the debt to the Host Club Haruhi must mascarade as a boy and become a Host. I was originally introduced to this series created by Bisco Hatori as an anime by my sister. (Thanks Michelle! xoxoxo) It was really hilarious and I quickly fell in love with all of the characters. You, like Haruhi are thrust into these whirlwind adventures with the upper crust of society. So when my birthday came around I knew what I wanted. I started to collect the mangas for double the Ouran fun. If you love light hearted hilarity, charming characters, and some extravagant living do yourself a favor; watch the anime and read the mangas. You won’t be sorry :)—-CMY

Other great manga/anime Black Butler (Dramatic with some comedic elements) Death Note (More dramatic with some comedic elements). Both excellent!

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Pixie Goes Swimming with Friends :)

13 Jul

Pixie Goes Swimming with Friends :)

It has been pretty hot this summer and being furry is not fun in the heat of the day. So Pixie decides to round up some friends and take a swim. Now Pixie ia not a huge fan of the water. She practically cowers in fear if you even mention the word bath. But it was hot, the water was cool, and there were new people swimming in the pool. Pixie begins to doggie paddle to her friend JB and then the funniest thing happens. When JB begins to move back to give Pixie space she climbs upon his chest and uses him like a surf board, hahahaha. It was the cutest thing so we all scrambled for our cameras and cell phones to get a picture of this cute moment.Happy swimming!—-CMY

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Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Floaties Ready!!!

4 Jul

Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Floaties Ready!!!

After an hour or so of bathing in the sun Pixie decides it is too hot to continue. So she rounds up the family and grabs a floaty. It’s swimming time!!! I hope all of you get a chance to go swimming when it’s hot too.—-CMY

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Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Pixie Wakes to a Beautiful Day

1 Jul

Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Pixie Wakes to a Beautiful Day

Pixie wakes up to a beautiful day and she can’t wait to go outside. So what to do on a sunny day you say? Why soak up some of that beautiful sun! And that is just what Pixie decides to do on her cute striped towel.—-CMY

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Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Beautiful Weather

30 Jun

Pictures from a Beautiful Week: Beautiful Weather

It was a gorgeous summer day. Perfect for work, play and everything in between. This summer we have a few summer projects to get done but there is also plenty of time for fun. We love to go swimming, have cookouts, play volleyball, and much more. There will be more pictures to come, so stay tuned 🙂 —-CMY

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Flower from My Garden

2 Jun

Flower from My Garden

This is a nice close up shot of a flower from my garden that I took last year. I love going on walks with my camera and experiencing nature up close. This summer I hope to get some more photos of flowers but what I really hope to get lucky with are close ups of insects. They are so difficult to shoot because they always want to fly away, haha. So fingers crossed for an exciting summer.—-CMY