Happy 1st Birthday!

Weeee’re baaaaack!!

We know it’s been forever since we’ve posted anything new, but there’s a reason.
10 reasons, actually…

Top 10 Reasons For Our Absence:

  1. We climbed Mount Everest. But we left our camera at the top and therefore lost all our photos…
  2. We turned Amish – mostly for the cheese and butter.
  3. Ashley went to rehab for her Tootsie Roll addiction. They sent her home and told her there is no hope.
  4. Chelsea tried her hand at wizardry… Silly muggle.
  5. Kylie locked herself in a tower and tried to grow her hair as long as Rapunzel’s, but her bird friends got sick of her singing.
  6. We traveled the world as Beyonce’s back up dancers.
  7. We got hired as Anna, Elsa, and Olaf on a Disney cruise. You can guess who was who.
  8. We recorded an E.P. with Aaron Carter. Stay on the lookout for that…
  9. We moved to L.A. to make it as dancers, but the only job we booked was dancing sharks and trees.
  10. We spent months preparing for a lip-synch battle with Jimmy Fallon. We’re still waiting on our invitation…

Feel free to pick your favorite reason and ask us about it. We have some great stories to tell.

But really, life just got a little crazy. We had to prioritize some things and Perfectly Ridiculous got the short end. But, now we’re back and ready to go once again. We have some new ideas and have reworked some of the logistics when it comes to posts, so we’re sure that you will be happy AND that we will be able to keep this thing going and set ourselves up for success.

Can you believe it has already been a year since our first post?! This first birthday would not be possible without you all. We are so thankful for you! It means so much that you guys read what we write. So thank you for sticking around.

Happy Birthday, Perfectly Ridiculous!

– A, C, & K

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Skin Deep?

Hello world!

Yes, it has been a very long time since you have heard from the three of us. We’re sorry and one day we’ll get around to explaining ourselves and why we were gone. But this is not the time for that.

Right now I am going to share something that has been on my mind for the past few days.

I think every girl should get a facial.
Yes. You read that right. A facial.

Here’s why: I got my 1st facial ever the other day. I found a Groupon and I bought it because my soon to be mother-in-law told me I should get a facial before the wedding. I went to this cute little salon and had a wonderful time. The entire time I just kept thinking how good my skin was going to look and how amazing it all was. I paid the lady and left.

When I got in the car, I saw all these red dots all over my face from where she “extracted” my zits. Suddenly, I felt so self conscious. I had thought getting a facial was going to make my face and skin flawless. I basically expected it to be magic. I thought I would leave and suddenly have wonderful skin. Needless to say I was upset, but I told everyone how it was worse before it was going to get better and how happy I was with it.

Today is 2 days after my facial and I am a changed woman. I went through a huge self discovery moment. I decided I wouldn’t wear makeup for a few days afterwards and follow the routine the facial lady told me to. I drank more water and I cleaned my face with what she told me use. My skin has never looked better. I am so stinkin’ excited. I have so much more self confidence. But the key wasn’t to just wash my face or drink water, I also did some work under my skin.

I prayed about why just having a few red dots on my face had crushed me as much as it did. Why did it matter that I had some “agitated sweat glands” or that my nose is covered in blackheads? Why did it hurt so much to finally come face to face with myself?

We as women are always trying to convince ourselves that we are fine. “Oh, my hair won’t do what I want it to do ever, that’s okay, I’m fine.” “My chin is breaking out again today, that’s fine.” NO. It’s not fine. It sucks. You’re allowed to be upset over a pimple, but make sure it’s just the pimple you’re upset about. Take a step back and make sure you’re not really upset because you think you’re not pretty enough. Make sure you’re not comparing yourself to that other girl who always seems to have wonderful skin.

Now, I understand that this is an extremely difficult subject and self worth comes from a lot more than how we look. But this is more of a reminder to just stop and take a step back. Remind yourself of all the good in you. Hate that pimple, but don’t hate yourself. And while you’re at it, go get a facial. Give it a few days and see the results. I am so glad I did.

– A

The most important Taylor Tuesday yet…

She’s done it again. Made our heart rates jump through the roof out of excitement, made our feet move and hips shake; and called out her haters once and for all.

Taylor’s new hit single off of her highly anticipated next album is a winner. On October 27th Taylor will release her 5th album aptly named 1989, the year Taylor was born. Shake It Off is the first song to be released off of her new album and we love it. Mostly because most of our dance moves are the same.

Check out the music video and dance along with us. And the rest of the world.

A

#TBT

So I asked one of my sisters what she missed the most from her childhood and here is what she said:

“Coloring books, pixy stix, rice milk, and Blue’s Clues when Steve was the host. And bath toys. Bath toys were the BOMB.”

I think her choices are pretty solid. (Apart from the rice milk pick. Not quite sure how that made the list. She’s weird.)

But think about it. Coloring books were our masterpiece templates when we were little. Whether you stayed in the lines or were more “creative” with your interpretation of a perfectly colored picture, coloring books were the perfect outlet to express ourselves and have fun.
I wish they made coloring books for adults…*sigh*
OH WAIT. they do. Here is a page from a Ryan Gosling coloring book. Man, I love art.

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Next on the list: pixy stix. Aka sugar. Nothing says childhood like sugar. Half the things we begged our parents for were 80% sugar…and pixy stix went above and beyond and just gave it to us straight. We knew what we were getting…and we loved it.pixy-stix

(skipping rice milk because, again, I have no idea why that made the list)

3. Blue’s Clues when Steve was the host. Who can forget that catchy mail song?!?

Here’s the mail, it never fails
It makes me want to wag my tail
When it comes I wanna wail, MAIL!!!!!!!!!!

and for all our UK friends:

Post is here, the post is here
Letters come from far and near
All year round they make me want to CHEER!!!!!!!!!!

I still sing it when I go get the mail (U.S. version, although I might switch it up now that I’ve found the U.K. version. I try to add a dash of culture to my life every now and then.). It’s a reflex—I had little sisters that loved it, but I’d be lying to you if I told you I never yelled at the screen when I saw a clue and Steve was too dumb…er…I mean unobservant to see it. And it is important to note the “when Steve was the host” part of her answer. Because we all know those were the best years, and Joe just didn’t quite have that special “spark.” Also, I remember the day I figured out that Blue was a girl. Mind=blown.

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And last but not least: Bath Toys. SOLID CHOICE. Ohhhh how simple life was back when bath toys were part of the bathing process. So yes. Bath toys were the Bomb. One time, an enormous rubber duck came to Norfolk. That was cool too.rubber duck

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it folks. A solid list of throwbacks for your week.

C

Women Crush Wednesday

So, for the summer we’ve decided to start a new trend of honoring women who are heroes for all sorts of reasons. Our Women Crush Wednesday series will highlight women who are doing something for other women or mankind in general. Chelsea started us off last week with all of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria.

This week, I’m going to share a little bit about Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries:

The Mercy program is based on Christian principles and teachings but uses proven methods and professional counseling staff to serve a diverse population of young women from across the United States. Our program is designed to provide the women we serve with the tools necessary to break free from the destructive cycles controlling their lives and to instead live healthy, independent, Christian lifestyles. The Mercy program lasts approximately six months and usually culminates with graduation from the program. However, length of stay may vary due to individual needs and situations, and in certain instances (such as pregnant girls who give birth) residents may leave the program prior to graduation but still having accomplished desired outcomes.

Mercy Ministries is completely free of charge to the young women we serve. Many of the girls who come to Mercy for help are facing a combination of debilitating circumstances and have been in various treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term results. We are committed to providing the young women we serve with excellent program services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Through the application of God’s unconditional love, our approach to healing allows young women to permanently stop destructive cycles and prepares them to take hope out into their communities.

Nancy has come to Wave and shared some stories from Mercy Ministries, and I can say that what they do is amazing. These girls come because they want help and Nancy and her team help change their lives. Take a look at all they do and if you want to help out – I’ve attached a link so you can sponsor a girl.

 

-A

Taylor Tuesday

It’s always fun when we realize that stars do normal things like us “commoners”. We love it so much there are whole sections dedicated to stars doing everything day things in gossip magazines. “Stars, they’re just like us!”

(Of course they are. We’re all humans. They just have talents we enjoy watching. Silly magazine.)

Anyway. Taylor Swift is no exception. We here at Perfectly Ridiculous loving finding out that she’s just like us! So when she posted a few Instagrams that can be found here, showing the world that she and her famous friends play in pools, make and eat yummy American flag cakes and play with sparklers we got a bit excited.

We hope all of our American readers had a wonderful Independence Day and that you all celebrated like Taylor! 

-A