S1:E3 Beauty and The Bleep Exposed!
Ashley and Mel let you in to their weird little worlds…powdered cheese and all.
Here's To Soulmates!
I always felt “wrong." I didn’t even realize it until I was well into adulthood. I was constantly guilt-tripping myself into caring about things I didn’t actually care about. Into doing things I didn’t really want to do. Into believing things I never really believed. I felt so out of place and I assumed it was because I was doing something wrong. I believed I just didn’t understand the world around me and I needed to work harder to do so. It was exhausting.
S1:E2 Gettin' Steamy!
Ashley and Mel discuss their recent trip to the Korean Spa for za-hoon herbal steam treatments and nude body scrubs.
I'm Definitely The Bleep.
So there’s a reason our podcast is called Beauty and The Bleep. And I’m pretty sure it’s not difficult to figure out which one I am. It’s not just that I can curse like a sailor without thinking twice, but it’s also because I’m certainly not what most people think of when they think “Beauty.”
This has more to do with personality and mindset than physical attributes. First, I’m clumsy as hell and grace has just never been my strong suit. This week I hit myself in the face with the phone receiver at work so hard that I ended up with a bruise under my eye. I don’t even know how that happened. I waddle, I don’t walk. It’s because my thighs need to move around each other with each step. Plus I’m the girl who can trip over her own two feet while stone cold sober.
S1:E1 Meet Beauty and The Bleep!
Welcome to Ashley & Mel's new podcast series, Beauty and The Bleep! Join them as they introduce each other, talk about the start of their friendship and more!
Well, Hello There!
So this is a little strange for me. I'm not quite sure how to do this introduction, but I feel it's necessary.
My audience at My Life My Normal has already known me somehow - my friends and family in real life, my acquaintances, and those already connected to me on social media. When they click the link to read my personal blog they most likely already know the basics about me: I’m a bit of an oddball, with a much odder husband, an obsession with my pets and my nephew, a few close friends/family members, and a love for great food and wine, preferably together.
Also, if you know me in real life you know that I’m a consistent over-sharer, and that I'm proud of that fact. So let’s get the Indellibelle Family up to speed so that you have some context for when I start over-sharing with you, too!
Beauty & The Bleep!
In January of 2015 I packed myself up into a little Ford Focus and drove from Utah to Maryland to take the next step in our relationship with a man I loved dearly. I was kind of starting over, so if it didn’t fit, it didn’t ship.” This means that literally everything I owned made that four-day
trip, though a blizzard, to the East Coast with me.
I knew one soul in Maryland when I left Utah, and driving away from my home state and everything I’d known for so long was one of the most frightening things I’d ever done at the time.
Shine On, Indelli•Belle!
A diamond is a precious stone consisting of a clear a colorless crystalline form of pure carbon. It's the hardest naturally occurring substance known to man. Without intense pressure and heat over an extended period of time, a diamond would never form. This is what I had to remind myself of throughout pretty much all of 2018. To be honest, there were so many times I thought that I might not be able to withstand it all. Every time I thought I might break, I just told myself, I can survive. Pressure creates diamonds.
Indellibelle started as a home-based business in 2016. By the end of the year I moved my one-woman operation to a basement storefront in downtown Frederick, MD. By January 2017 everything was up and running, the clients were coming in, I’d hired an additional employee. I had accomplished the first step of my dream to own and manage a chain of permanent cosmetic shops. I was so happy! Of course, anytime you start a new venture or put yourself out there in any way, you’re going to feel some pressure. I thought I was under pressure at this point, but I had no clue what 2018 had in store for me.