Tuesday, May 27, 2014

celebrity (& family) resemblances

We thoroughly enjoyed our long and glorious three-day weekend. I'm going to kick things off by sharing the unrivaled high point of the weekend, which will reveal a lot about how truly shallow and vain I really am.

On Sunday morning, my parents introduced Matt and I to some friends of theirs at church. As we were shaking hands, this very observant and brilliant gentleman mused (while gesturing towards the general direction of my head/hair) that I "have the Zooey Deschanel thing going on."

I nearly passed out from excitement.

Matt cackled, knowing that that is the HIGHEST COMPLIMENT I CAN POSSIBLY BE PAID.

My mom's face went blank. Huh? Who? What?

He explained, since I was unable to speak. "Your daughter looks like Zooey Deschanel. Your other daughter (my sister was there last weekend) is so blonde, but this one's got the Zooey thing going on!" My mom still didn't know who Zooey Deschanel was, but it didn't matter. This compliment wasn't for Mom, anyway.

Can we all agree that he is probably the smartest man on earth? Yes. And lest you think this was creepy or that he was hitting on me, that totally wasn't the case. It was just a friendly (and brilliant) observation. Later on, as we were leaving, he said "Bye, Zooey!" Hey. If you can't remember my name...I'll take Zooey any day.

Other than being called out as a Zooey lookalike, there were other good things this weekend, too. But I mean...that's pretty tough to beat.

Matt and I spent most of the weekend playing with Carley. Here's how I managed that: early Saturday morning, I texted my brother and said don't be selfish. I need Carley. And like a smart man, he stepped in line and did as he was told. I kept her Saturday for 8ish hours and again Monday for the whole day (until we left to come home)! It was awesome. We spent most of our time playing outside, 'swimming', and going on walks. 

Carley looks a lot like I did as a baby. That's fun, really. I don't know if I'll ever have biological kids and get to admire how they have my eyes or nose or whatever...so I take advantage of doing that with Carley when I can! Lucky for her, I guess she'll grow up to have the Zooey thing going on (if she chooses to have bangs and long hair). I wonder if she'll even know who Zooey Deschanel is by then? Such a sad thing to think about.

One of our most striking similarities is our bathing suit physiques. Only it's waaaaaaaay cuter on a one-year-old than a 31-year-old.

Whereas Carley's muffin top and squishy thighs incite high-pitched squeals and grins of delight, mine kind of make you want to run and hide your eyes. So unfair...the double standards of baby and grownup beauty...sheesh.

It was a really great weekend. I have about 284 mosquito bites to remind me of the leisurely and muggy hours spent in the back yard. I also have a refrigerator full of my mom's leftovers to make sure my bathing suit bod continues looking like my niece's. Oh, and I did the Sephora Color IQ thing!! It was very enlightening- my skintone number is 1Y06, which is extremely fascinating to you, I'm sure. I'm looking forward to much more confident foundation purchasing in the future...although it'll probably be at Ulta. Sorry, Sephora. Love you and all, but a) there isn't a Sephora in Athens, and b) I'm on track to get Platinum status in the rewards program at Ulta this year, and that means I need to keep spending every one of my makeup dollars there. No dabbling in other stores and wasting those potential points!! 

Hope your (short) week is off to a great start!!


  1. If someone told me I looked like Zooey, I'd scream. I love her! You are so lucky.

  2. Baby bikinis are so cute! I followed your advice this weekend and purchased eye shadow primer. I'm excited to try it when I'm going somewhere other than daycare drop off.

  3. I'm totally with you on the unfair standards that make squishy babies adorable and squishy adults not so much. Maybe it's a confidence thing, though, because I have seen pah-lenty adults at our local pool wearing swimsuits that expose all sorts of "extras", and they don't seem to mind the exposure at all, whereas I would probably die of mortification in the dressing room simply trying one of them on. Also, is this Ulta thing like one of those special Starbucks cards? What do you get when you reach a certain status?

  4. I love when babies have those bellies that look like a beer gut but are SO MUCH CUTER! I can't handle it. Glad you had a great weekend with your family :)

  5. Those thighs are too much. So unfair about the double standard with toddler swim wear.

  6. I totally heart Zooey...and you DO look like her..so much!

  7. I see Zooey! You have great hair like she does. I always wished I could pull of bangs. Every few years I try it, and photos remind me that I should never, ever do it again.

  8. Oh my goodness- Carley's muffin top is adorbs! So unfair!

  9. love all the time you got to spend with Carley!!!! That is the best!

  10. Compliment from a stranger and pool time with your favorite little muffin top? Sounds like a great weekend to me!

  11. my first time here and such a fun post - zooey lookalike is a huge compliment, and i can see what they were thinking :) i've never gotten a celebrity lookalike comment, but people tell me i have a personality like anna from frozen :)

  12. Best compliment ever! I would give anything for Zoey's hair!! Oh - does the Sephora Color IQ thing cost money or is it a free consultation?? I might need to look into this. . . :)

    1. The ColorIQ is free!! It's really fast, they just use this scanner thing to take 3 pictures of your skin and then the computer does all the matching and recommendations!

  13. "bathing suit physiques"... HA! She is particular cutie in her little polka dot bikini! Zooey is like the highest praise... so cool! Also, how cool that this dude new her name and what she looked like?!? Sam would just be like "the girl from New Girl."

    ColorIQ sounds awesome! I really, really like all of the Bare Mineral products that I got except for the foundation... not enough coverage for me. Is Sephora your favorite foundation?

  14. She is such a cutie! And I'll have to find a Sephora around here to do color matching :)

  15. What?!?! You're not Zooey?! I thought I'd been following her blog for the past couple years and now I have to re-think my whole life. I'm so disappointed...


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