High Maintenance

Are you high maintenance?  Am I high maintenance?

I was pondering this thought while in the shower the other morning.  Don't ask me why, but I do some of my best blogging in the shower.  I should look into a waterproof laptop or something, but then I might never get out...except for when the water turned cold.  Perhaps I need to look into a bigger hot water tank?  Isaiah is always looking for things to invent.  I'll let him know about this asap.

Back to the topic.  High maintenance.  Are you?  I think sometimes I am and sometimes I'm not.  On one hand, I love a mani/pedi and I pay someone to wax my eyebrows, but on the other hand, I color my hair out of a box and my aunt cuts my hair for free.  I love Coach purses, but feel totally comfortable wearing things from Target.  On most days, my purse probably costs more than my entire outfit...including my shoes.  I do drink Starbucks like no body's biznass and I make no apologies for it.  

So, what makes someone high maintenance?

For this question, I went to Google, my trusty friend in times of need.  According to most of the articles I read, guys consider girls "high maintenance" when they always have to put make-up on and primp.  

Well, this sealed the deal for me.  I just want all of you to know that I am officially LOW maintenance.  One thing I do not do is spend a lot of time applying make-up or primping.  

My morning routine is:  wake up, lay in bed for 20 minutes checking Twitter/Facebook/Blogger, roll out, turn the coffee pot on, turn the laptop on, read a few more blogs, wake Isaiah up, make him breakfast, get him dressed, cue the cartoons, take a shower...and then in the 15 minutes I have left I dress, dry my hair, and MAYBE...on a good day, put on some powder, mascara, and lip gloss.  On a good day.

Keeping it real people...

this is what I look like today, sitting at my desk on my lunch hour...apparently, it wasn't a "good day".  It is the unPhotoshopped, unPicniked, and unedited version.  That's what you would get if you came here right now.

It's OK if we're not friends anymore.  I understand.

Disclaimer:  If you EVER see a picture on this blog and my skin looks flawless or my face looks *achem* thinner, you can bet the farm that I've used Photoshop or Picnik.  So, please know that if you ever meet me in person, I will not look like that.  You can do wonders with a good camera angle, favorable lighting, and a little airbrush and Insta-thin on Picnik. 

So, are you high maintenance?  Low maintenance?  Somewhere in between?


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26 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

You are too cute, Jenny. Make-up or no. :) And I've met you in person so I know!

For the most part, I'm low maintenance but there are times when I'm not. LOL.

Shawn said...

Insata Thin? What the hell-o is that and why have I not seen it while on there?

I would say, according the Googles definition, I am very high maintenance!

On my list of Thankfuls this month I was going to do a "thankful for makeup" post and include a before and after shot, I just need to find the courage.

You are beautiful and I love the new FB picture!

Kelli said...

Low...I never wear makeup (though I would love to try it), I'm not into clothes or shoes. Now my emotional needs...high :) I need to be loved on and told I'm special on a regular basis. I warned Rondell so this before we were married.

Stacie said...

Insta-thin? Shut the front door--what is this and why have I never heard of it? Also, I have rap songs stuck in my head now because you used the word "biznass".....

Brandy@YDK said...

Im totally low maintenance. I wish I knew how to make myself skinnier in photoshop. does that take less time than actually exercising? I'm so there.

Sheila said...

I think i'm low maintenace! I DO love a pedi every now and then. And I DO love starbucks every now and then!
But i have 3 boys - plus the "big boy" in the I'm too out-numbered to try to be high maint.!

Impulsive Addict said...

Oh no. I think I may be high maintenance...but not every day. I love my make-up, Coach purses, and my expensive shoes. However, my clothes are NOT expensive. That has to count for something, right?

Umm...insta-thin? Whaaaaat? I need that in my life RIGHT NOW since I've discovered a slight weight gain which will only get worse after Thanksgiving. Ugh. Why can't I hate food?

MiMi said...

I guess I'm low maintenance...I would PREFER to put make up on my ugly mug every day. BUT, I hate to do it, so I don't. Weird, huh?
Anyway. I'm the same with the clothes but I've never had a mani/pedo. LOL

Dawn said...

I am so NOT high maintenance. I'm happy shopping for everything at TJ Maxx or Ross. I don't give a flip about name-brands. I don't even notice when someone else has on name brands. LOL!

Now, I do like my hair to look nice.

My Muñoz Family said...

Thanks for following! Following back eventhough you're a Sooners fan! haha! Have a great week!

Christine said...

I love Coach bags, and make-up, and I would still like us to be friends! LOL! Thanks for coming by today...see you soon!!

Jessi said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from the Tuesday blog hop.

I, too, love blogging in the shower, but then once I get out all my great ideas escape me. So if you ever invent the waterproof laptop let me know!

Happy Tuesday!
Jessi (

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm definitely high maintenance. My wife has spoiled me rotten.

I don't think your picture is so bad. But I need to check out the picknick instathin.

Connie said...

I love Insta-Thin!!

I'm becoming more and more high maintenance.

I rarely go anywhere without make-up or real pants. I like things a certain way and I'm a product snob sometimes.

Momma Brown said...

new follower :)

thanks for stopping by my blog, i am now following yours as well.

even 'un-picniked' you are adorable!

The White Whimsies said...

Alright, I have never tried insta-thin but you better bet I will be checking it out :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and all the sweet comments. I am now following yours as well.

The White Whimsies said...

Oh, and I love the count down to Breakingdawn on your side bar. I can not wait until that movie comes out.

Canadianmom said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday blog hop.
Feel free to check out my blog, What’s on my Mind:
Take care and make it a great day!

Nancy said...

I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

Ashlee said...

Girl I am joining the Low Maintenance crew! Today, I'm not even wearing makeup.
I am so grateful I have a husband who doesn't care if I even shower every day lol

Following you! Love your blog.

Angie said...

I am low maintenance fo shizzle! I love this FUN!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I too do my best thinking in the shower, bath or while brushing my teeth. Hiking gets my brain going too.
I am very very low maintenance-I probably need to work on becoming a little more in the middle to high though!

I wear alot of baseball hats but hey, what girl doesn't in Seattle, it rains here alot!

I think you are beee u ti ful!


Jen M said...

Love the post! I also didn't know what exactly being high-maintenance was. I'm very low maintenance then! Don't know if that's good or bad lol.

New follower via Follow Me Back Tuesday Blog Hop :)
Jen @ My Secret Home

Design It Chic said...

Awesome question, Jenny! Well i guess I am somewhat in between the two. I have days when prepping is a cult and days when why bother if the world won't stop:P So i guess it depends on the moods and time. ha ha.. I am now following you thanks to Follow Me Back Tuesday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
And don't forget to stop by today because we continue with our Show Yo' Flow Campaign, and you don't want to miss the interview we have on Jessica and the amazing surprises she has for our readers:) See you there! Happy Wednesday!

Liz said...


I think I am little bit of both.

hotpants™ said...

With me, it depends. I think I'm somewhere in the middle though.