Author: Dorsey Velasquez

I’m on a new kick these days – photography. I know it’s all the rage lately. The beautiful, creative, natural-light photography that puts the Olan Mills portraits of the 80’s to shame. As it should be. In between paying bills, thesis writing, and attempting to shop for energy to save some money in this arctic weather, I’ve been hitting up several photography blogs for inspiration. I got my DSLR for Christmas, but it’s taken me a week or so to build up the courage to use it. Now, I can’t stop. I’ve learned several new terms: aperture, bokeh, ISO, shutter, look at me go! Don’t ask me what any of those mean - I just know the button on the camera I should press. I’m super-inspired by Anthropologie catalogs and the lighting and minimaliststaging they use. Who has a few vintage suitcases and an old globe lying around? I’m hoping to coax my family into letting me take their Christmas pictures next year – that gives me about ten months to become a pro. Say cheese!


Girls Necklaces

Aloha dear girl friends and some you guys too.  I have news for anyone who likes girls necklaces...and isn't that just about all of us?  There is GREAT shopping on the web now.  Prices better than the big discount stores.  I was just shopping there and I got so many things FOR LESS THAN TEN DOLLARS.  You must check this out.  They have guys things too and other great gift and personal items too.  But for me the girls necklaces are the best for both price quality and overall value. 
At our last party, Judy Johnson and her brother-in-law came to pick up me and Tammy Fe Smithington.   Wow did they have good looking jewelery on.  Naturally since I was complimenting it, We got to talking about prices and where to purchase things easily that have good value.  Well I am here to tell you that Judy Johnson is the most popular girl in Tungsten High school year of 2013.  When she has the new things, I want to be next!
I found girls jewelry of all types but the necklaces were extraordinary in variety and value. And the web site is simplified and easy to navigate.  Even my colleague friend Elizabeth Martinson  said that she shopped there.  Like always,   Please text me if you try out any of these suggestions.  I am keeping a record and will let everyone in the group know  what the results are.  Are you with me?


Couples Halloween Costumes

Aloha girl friends, and you guys too. It is that time of year again for dress up in a funny or dramatic Halloween costume. I and my hubby went to a party last year in completely different themed costumes. I was not happy because I saw how great Sally and Robert Coststauski looked in their couple costumes. That is what we will do this year. And I have just the place to find the perfect Halloween costume for couples: it is called Halloween costumes for couples.

 We are going as pirates. They have such a good selection of pirate costumes. It looks like Hollywood! Robert was down in the Caribbean last summer for his job and he has some real life additions for the costumes. He has a treasure map that is a copy of a handwritten originals. REALLY. We don't think there is any gold left there but at the Halloween party we will be handing out copies and seeking a sponsor to underwrite the trip. We hope some of you will show up and join us too.

 If you wont to look really good this year do as we are going to do. Do not bother the haunt and scrape the basement and attic. Instead buy on line and get it soon. We are inviting all of you to have a pre party showing at our house on the NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN! Don't dress up or use make up. Instead come on over and we will all get to see the costume you will wear at the party. This will be a great (and very private) pre party. We will be showing the treasure map.


Interior of Hunter 25 sailboat in Kauai Hawaii

We are selling out boat because we are moving to the Philippines. I love this boat hunter 25 feet.  It's on craigslist now. http://honolulu.craigslist.org/kau/boa/2634773228.html . I hope you'll like it! 


How to use TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

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Aloha Girls.  My Wednesday shampoo monthly group has great news.  We have been trying TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo since last month as reported on my blog.  Well, here is the news:  It is terrific when you follow the how to use directions carefully. 
For example:  I shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts.  It helps that I have my favorite music on.  Smile.  Then lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots.  Get right to the bottom!   Be sure to spray in short bursts, holding 8-12 inches from your head.  Remember NOT to spray it like hair spray.  So NOT all over and continuously.  Then  leave in for 1-2 minutes.  Take a break! Now you can use your fingertips or a brush to distribute product evenly
Claudia is always having trouble:  when clogging occurs, remove nozzle and rinse the nozzle under warm water, then reattach.
At the party we discussed how TRESemmé Fresh Start  DRY is line of dry shampoos that revive your style’s look and feel on days you skip a shampoo.
The experts saw it is uniquely formulated to absorb excess oil and remove odor, the full line of dry shampoos rejuvenates hair without a drop of water.

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