Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Halloween never seems to end around here...

There is something living in my house.
What is it?
I don't know.
But there is something here.

I wrote a post back in October about my experience over at a friends house. That house was haunted. For real haunted. 

*Make sure to read that post if you haven't yet
Click here* 

Now I am having strange occurrences in my home. I don't know where to start this, but I'm going to dive in, hope you can keep up.

*Um...where to start, where to start?* 

Okay. So lately weird events have been happening. The other day my husband, me & our 2 daughters were having a really great time, laughing & giggling on the floor. My daughters "Sing-a-ma-jig" started freaking out a singing all quick & by its self. Then it quickly said "See You Later"

*SIDE NOTE: Sing-a-ma-jigs are the worlds creepiest toy ever*

It usually takes a few minutes for it to say its final catch phrase. Sure, dying batteries. Nothing more. 
Later that night I go outside to have a smoke. Come in & get some water, messing around the kitchen. As I walk past my daughters room, the same toy spouts off "See You Later" the moment I pass in front of her closed door. No random singing before, just "See You Later"

Ok, Ok...dying batteries. Then a few weeks go by. We were Christmas shopping & this random thought of buying a Ouija board popped into my head. So I'm searching for the stack of Ouija boards in Toys'R'Us & could not find any. None. So I randomly stop & look around the towering wall of board games. Gazing for a glimpse of the mystical board. Then right in front of me, Eye level, there was one lone Ouija Board tucked, misplaced on top of a stack of children's games. Husband thought it was too weird & told me not to buy it. 

We never could find the original Ouija board spot on shelf, just one lone board.

So what do I do? I buy it. Why? No Clue.

I bring this board home & activity starts to pick up like a mother. 

My 4 yr old daughter draws a family portrait with an Extra family member in it. *We are a family of 4. The small one in the middle is the baby...the one next to me...???*

I ask her who that is. "Its my Friend"

I ask where her friend lives. "In My house."

She says her "friend" is a little boy.

I other night I went outside again to have a smoke. My pretty black kitty was sitting on the outside table & starts staring at something in the corner behind me. Staring like if whatever it was moved, she was going to bolt the fuck outta there. She looked shocked. I called to the cat and her eyes shot back & forth between me & whatever was in the corner. I was hesitant to look behind me....
 but there was nothing there.

Our new flat TV keeps shutting off or the speakers pop.

We spend all yesterday putting up Christmas lights, In & out of the garage all day. 
At 7:30am this morning I just got the baby back to sleep & was laying down on the couch to sleep. Right as a lay my head & begin to rest, someone whispers "MAMA..." next to my head. It jolted me. I shot up & looked around. Expecting to see my child standing there. It sounded so close, but sounded so distant. I got up & looked at the baby, asleep. I was sure it was my 4 yr old who had woken up super early. I walked to her room expecting a sleepy eyed 4 yr old. But she was laying down. I lumber up to the top bunk & peeked at her. Sound asleep...out.
Creeped me out. I couldn't go back to sleep.

So later this morning my husband goes out to the garage to clean the car. He comes back in looking a little pale. He asks if I had gotten into the attic.
He says the car seat strap is dangling down out of the opening in the ceiling. 
I go out to the garage & this is what I see.

We were outside all day with the garage door open while we put up Christmas lights. In & Out, all day. I would have noticed a huge black strap dangling from the attic. No one got in the attic yesterday. This happened sometime between bedtime & this morning. My husband swears he's not fucking with me. 

So...yeah. Whats all this mean? Who freaking knows. But weird things are happening. No, I have NOT used the Ouija board. But something seems to really want to talk to me. 

I've had run In's with spirits when I was a child & because of it, I think I am somehow like a beacon to them. I don't mind them, if they are kind & stick to themselves. I'm not fond of this "look at me, look at me" behavior. You can think I'm crazy if you want, but when these things start to happen to you, remember to keep your head.

 Could it all be a coincidence? Probably. But take a harder look next time your pet is staring at the wall or when things seem a little off. There might just be a little more lurking around the corner.

P.S. When i grow a pair & use the Ouija board, i'll let you know what happens. ;)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Manic Panic "Purple Haze"

Manic Panic "Purple Haze"

So the other days I got a wild hair up my bum to dye my hair purple. Why? No Clue. Just needed too. I mentioned this to Grandma & she specifically told me "NO PINK OR PURPLE FOR THANKSGIVING!" Well now...hmmm...I always ask Grandmas opinion, but that never stops me.  NEWAYS! I looked online at purple hair photos and came to the decision that I wanted Eggplant colored hair. Its a hard color to find on the fly. So I wandered over to Sally's Beauty Supply to check out their stock. I finally decided to go with Manic Panic "Purple Haze".
 Here is a shot of it in the bottle:
Okie Dokie! I had my hair dyed back in August. Browns, Reds, Blondes *which now seems orange in some spots* So this is what I was working with before I started. I almost put in some Manic Panic "Raven" but thought I better not...Black is VERY overpowering. My rule of thumb, if it comes out like shit, dye it dark brown ;)

Here are some shots of my Before Color:

The color was very "fall" like. But it washed my skin tone out too much. I was over the color too.

So here is a quick run down of how I did this.
Make sure to have GLOVES!! 

-I used 2 bottles of hair dye *barely enough*

-Dry, Unclean *but no product* Hair

-I start by dying my hair in the different ways I wear it. Pulled back, parted to the side, ect. That way I know for sure I wont have any Boo-Boo spots with my main hair styles.

-Then I start from one side of my hair and take small little 1/4" sections and slather them in color. Work all the way across your head to the other side. *making sure to cover hair really well in color*

-Once the sides & top of hair are covered, pull up into bun *not too tight, it will take color off*

-Finish back half of head. *Bulk of hair should be out of way now*

Now here is where we get off the beaten path here.
The bottle says leave in 15-30mins. But because it is a Vegan product you can leave in for much longer. I like to leave in a MINIMUM of 2-3 Hours. This product will not damage your hair, it will actually make it silky soft & smooth. You could leave this product in over night, the longer is sits, the brighter the color & helps it to stay longer.

*SIDE NOTE: If you have freashly bleached hair before this dye job, MAKE SURE TO RINSE ALL THE BLEACH OUT!! The bleach will sit & melt your hair*

Once color has sat, its time to rinse. Now I do not rinse until water runs clear. Heres my trick! Rinse until the water is slightly tinted. Air Dry, then run a straight iron through it. This helps to heat seal the color in, making it bold & rich. This can start to get messy,because there is left over color it will dye your hands & out side of straight iron. *Cleans up with Alcohol* 

So after looking like I slaughtered a Purple People Eater & bathing in its blood, HERE ARE THE RESULTS!! 

TA-DA! Purple!

This last photo is in really bright natural light *with flash*. Wanted to show how the highlights came out! Weeeee!

I am really enjoying this hair color. Tons of compliments! My hair is silky smooth & rich in color. My pillow case is dyed purple, but eh, oh well. My neck & hands....well pretty much everything was covered in purple. But I'm an Artist & its all a method of madness with me.  So thats my new hair! Happy Turkey Week Folks! Enjoy! 


P.s: Grandma LOVES the hair! ;)