Below is the contents of this month's Birchbox, so beautifully wrapped and packaged!
If you're traveling soon, I highly recommend you see what your traveling peers recommend you check out in your destination city. We've had some of the most amazing meals at restaurants we never would have found- thanks to folks reviewing them on Trip Advisor. It's a great little community and you can even get neat rewards for contributing :)
Check it out at www.tripadvisor.com It's super easy to use!
That said, I promised last year to make the trophy. It took me until this year to get around to it. After a trip to the craft store and a bored Sunday afternoon over at Diana's, this is what I came up with! It's pretty awesome and has actually motivated me to win this year. I presented last year's winner with the trophy to hold on to for this season. It's now proudly displayed on his desk at work.
Oh, and I should explain that every competition we have at work (yeah, we have a lot... lots of food cookoffs, sports leagues, etc), the boys name them the GFEBS _________ Competition of Doom. So of course, it had to also be our league name.
To answer the question, yes, it hurt a little. Not nearly as much as I expected though. And the foot has no fat so its one of the most painful places, but I guess I'm just super tough (riiiiight). It was more irritating than painful. I'd say 90% of the time I was fine, then 10% I squeezed Diana's hand and told her over and over how much it hurt. It was over in 10 minutes.
And it does have a meaning behind it, it's not just some lame girly flower. The plumeria flower in the middle is for my mother. Hawaiian legend has it that the five petals of the plumeria flower represent Strength, Hope, Faith, Endurance and Courage. My mother gave me those values and and loved flowers, so it means a lot to me to have that flower represent her. The star on the left is for Ronnie, my friend who was killed in Afghanistan last year, and the star on the right is for my cousin Jeffrey, who was killed in a car accident when we were 16 years old. I don't want people to think its terribly morbid because it's not. These three people changed my life forever in their own ways and capacities and I think of them everyday. For 6 years I've wanted this tattoo and I finally did it. The location is discrete and I think it's just perfect.