CvD in Chapter Change… This Edition – Becoming a Mom

Hey my lovelies!!

I know it’s been FOREVER and I do apologize for being AWOL the last while.  The past few months have been insane and I’ve gone from insane party girl, to calming down and settling a bit to my new chapter as *le pregnant ladaeh.

I’m in my 10th week and although it came as a shock at first, I’m over the moon with joy! Can you imagine my own little punk prince or princess? EDIBLE!!

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At the moment I’m in the can’t-stomach-any-smell faze, where morning sickness feels like it’s pneumonia and everything hurts, but everyone tells me that from 12 weeks on it’s the best. That’s when you start to feel the flutters of little life dancing and headbanging inside your belly. I can’t wait!!

Sorry that I’m going a bit gooey on you guys, but the feminine little fairy within me is super happy and to top it off, I’m going to be taking on a lot of awesome challenges in times to come. I can’t wait to share it with you all, because you’ll all be part of the awesome journey.

Hope to blog again soon.

Luv

CvD

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Tequila Tuesday: Because Alcohol is as important as Tattoos and Tittays too

Hey darlings, again, I know it’s not Tuesday, but shit needs to be done on this blog.

As you will now notice, I’m starting a new Tuesday called Tequila Tuesday.

So I’m thinking of educating people on different types of Alcohol on these days, where they come from, what they are made of etc. I made the stupid mistake (while intoxicated, obviously) of telling people that Vodka is made out of water.

*crickets*

Yea, I dunno where I got that either.

So what is every popular alcohol  (well the ones I know of) made of?

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Courtesy of Wikipedia, I managed to find a few:

  • Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water (HA!! I was RIGHT! Fuck you!) and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Vodka is made by the distillation of fermented substances such as grains, potatoes, or sometimes fruits or sugar.
  • Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
  • Cane is either of two genera of tall, perennial grasses with flexible, woody stalks from the family Poaceae, that grow throughout the world. The genera include species of bamboo. The genus Arundo is native from the Mediterranean region to the Far East. Arundinaria is found in the New World. Cane commonly grows in large riparian stands known as canebrakes, found in toponyms throughout the Southern and Far Western United States; they are much like the tules of California.
  • Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak. Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.
  • Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof) and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, while some are simply coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of such aging (and some brandies are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring).
  • Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different types of wine. The well-known variations result from the very complex interactions between the biochemical development of the fruit, reactions involved in fermentation, and human intervention in the overall process. The final product may contain tens of thousands of chemical compounds in amounts varying from a few percent to a few parts per billion.
  • Moonshine (In South Africa known as Mampoer), also known as white lightning, mountain dew, hooch or Tennessee white whiskey, is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced illicitly. The word is believed to derive from the term “moonrakers” used for early English smugglers and the clandestine (i.e., by the light of the moon) nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey.
  • Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). From its earliest beginnings in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavor profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.
  • Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat.[1] Most beer is also flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. The preparation of beer is called brewing. Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage; it is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage.

And my darlings, there you have it. So next time you play General Knowledge or just think you’re super clever when intoxicated, let this post stay with you.

Happy days!

♥Cherry♥

Just a little blog to tell you what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been so quiet… also, LADY GAGA again

Sooo I’ve been on the down-low for quite a while and I just want to apologize to all my gorgeous followers for still sticking around, you guys are awesome!

Things have been super hectic in my life, getting my own place, working 2 jobs and modelling, and to top it off, the festive season has arrived, so I’ve got family around and and and… lol

To those of you who wanted to know about the Lady Gaga show, it was AMAZING!!!! She is by far the best performer I’ve seen live! Crazy, funny and sweet and can put any broadway musical to shame with her amazing stage presence.

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If anybody has any photographs from the show, please feel free to send them to me! I loved it soooo much.

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Anyway, have a lovely day further peeps!

Tribute Thursday will be up tomorrow ♥

Peace and love

♥Cherry♥

Tattoo Tuesday: Scarification

WARNING:

THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF SCARRING TATTOOS SO IF YOU’RE SQUEAMISH, I’D SUGGEST YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS POST

Hey my darlings,

So today’s Tattoo Tuesday is going to be about something I’ve heard about, but never considered doing – unless, somehow the method included a magical unicorn licking this body modification on you with a magical rainbow tongue that felt like tulip leaves on an ocean breeze.

Scarification

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Well, scarification is not as simple as it may seem. With different skin types, scarification is probably one of the most unpredictable body modifications one can have and many many methods are available out there.

Abrasion

Abrasion is a method that includes removing layers of the skin:

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Skinning

Skinning is done by cutting thin scars into the person’s skin:

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Packing

This is a form of scarring where the wound is “packed” with foreign substances, such as ash or clay to make sure the skin forms into keloids during the healing process to create a “raised” appearance:

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Ink rubbing

Ink rubbing is scarring with a literally a dash of tattoo ink inserted into the wound to give it more of tattoo feel. Generally they are mistaken for badly-done tattoos:

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Chemical Scarification 

This form of scarification is not common and very little is known about it. The use of corrosive chemicals to remove skin and induce scarring on the skin:

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Branding

Branding is a modification that is not used often as it’s not always precise and is well known to spread in the healing process. Basically, branding is done in the same manner branding would be done to livestock, by burning a piece of metal and pressing it onto the skin:

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Well, as you can tell, branding is not for the faint-hearted, the conservative, the delicate or the squeamish, but even though the images I’ve added above are not very nice (depending what you’re into), it can be a pretty cool and tasteful body modification.

Alright guys, I know you’re a pretty smart bunch and it’s not neccasary to tell you that if you want any of this done to PLEASE go to a professional and not attempt it at home.

Anyway have an awesometastic Tuesday!

♥Cherry♥

Manic Monday: 65 Days Till Halloween

Hello again my sexies!

Sorry for the late post. My pc has now decided that it doesn’t like wordpress.com and will give me endless grief whenever I feel like posting something here. So THANK YOU COMPUTER! You’re awesome, truely, you are.

Anyway back to the topic. Did you know it’s only 65 days till Halloween?

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Well you do now!

So, in South Africa (where I’m from) Halloween isn’t a big deal. Trick or Treating for kids and decorating the house for the “holiday” isn’t done like it is in other countries around the world. There’s no “Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” singing, no little Jersey Shore hooker dressups for kids under the age of 12 or reasons for us to go knocking on people’s doors at the late hours of the night. Unless you want to be scolded or shot.

Basically Halloween in SA is something only a handful of non-conservative teen and 20-somethings celebrate by dressing scary and going to the nearest rock club and win prizes. 

Some people go all out, dressing as the characters from Avatar or Mortal Kombat, some hire costumes, some buy them, some get professional makeup artists to paint zips and scars on them while others simply wear fairy wings and consider themselves “dressed up” and expect to get into clubs for free for their “effort”.

Halloween can be fun if you go the extra mile and make for some killer pictures!

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So, I’m not telling you what I’m dressing as, but hopefully I’ll look awesome enough to post pictures here!

Know what you’re going as yet?

Tell me, I’d love to hear!

♥Cherry♥

Manic Monday: Pink Alert!

Good Monday Morning my stunning Cherries and Daggers!

Hope you all had a stunning weekend!

My weekend was awesome and although I didn’t have time to do the Cinnamon Challenge (Sowy!), I did have time to have my hair made into a pretty shade of PINK and BLACK!!! ***EEEEEKKKKKKKKK***

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So, after an 8 hour session at the salon, from my gingery hair going bleach blonde to bright fuschia (and black at the bottom), I was finally done.

I still can’t get over it and when I’m not wearing my glasses or contact lenses and look in the mirror, I’m almost 100% sure that a pretty bird has died on my head and stayed there. And yet, I LOVE IT!!!

Oh and this bird over here *flips the bird*, is for the hairdressers that said it couldn’t be done! It’s been done and I look fab thanks to my new hairdresser. All the while Ms Ivonna Muffleday (my sister), recorded it, so the video should be up sometime this week.

Oh, I also did a mini lingerie shoot with Kermit the Frog, coz I can.

So what do you think?

More pictures on the CvD Fanpage!

Have a fab Monday (if that’s even possible)!

♥Cherry♥