September 2016 Favorites

It's the last day of September! Tomorrow is October!!!!!!!!



So since it is the last day of September and it is Friday I'm going to do my favorites from the entire month. 


Beauty: 
This takes of water proof mascara and liner in seconds. Super gentle on the face and works like a charm every time. This is my second bottle of this.

This is THE BEST exfoliating scrub I have used in forever. It smells so wonderful for one and it feels amazing and I can tell the difference in my face instantly. Awesome gem in my Ipsy bag this month.

I got this sample of this toner in my Ipsy bag and I am really enjoying it. I have noticed a big change in the texture and tone of my skin. Will most likely be purchasing a full size very soon.



Fashion: 
I got my very first pair of Converse and I adore them. I love the color and I predict I will wear these literally every day for the next few months.



Household: 
New Dishwasher. Seriously I danced around when I hit the button to wash the first set of dishes. Being a grown up is so depressing that this is one of the most exciting things of the year so far....

My Mom found these amazing Winnie The Pooh plates at the thrift store! There is a whole set of them and each plate and bowl has a different image on it! I LOVE them!
I am so happy with my new Bullet Journal weekly layout. It is still fairly simple but gives me structure to track and organize which makes my little heart happy. Also it keeps it to two pages so that I can actually journal on the next pages!


Geeky:
Awesome nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics! I am so excited about these since I love Critical Role! 

We made a trip to the game store yesterday and a massive mini haul happened. Not for me but for my brother but it was super fun to open all the mini's in the blind boxes!

Renaissance Festival started in September! We've already been once and I know that we are going to go again in October...and possibly again this weekend!





What were your favorites for the month? Are you ready for October??



Some Confessions

1. I woke up yesterday and it was 54 degrees. I AM SO HAPPY. GIVE ME THE COLD. 

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2. I am behind on blogs again. I have no idea how this happens so quickly but man the time flies by and suddenly I am like 100 blogs behind. #guesswhatIwillbedoingthisweekend

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3. My parents bought me a dishwasher. Seriously. Mine hasn't worked at the rental we live at for nearly two years and my landlord gives no fucks whatsoever. So as a present to me they bought it and installed it yesterday and I am SO HAPPY. #nomorehandwashing
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4. I keep seeing all these posts on 17 things to do before 2017 and I thought I would join in but honestly....I cannot think of 17 things! Now the things that I have on my list are big things to me and they will take up huge chunks of time so that might be why I can't think of 17 things. 
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5. I love Snapchat but if your whole snap is done in the Bee or Deer filter I am going to skip it. Seriously I cannot stand the voice changer. 
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6. I received a new makeup palette for review but it is so pretty that I don't want to mess it up! I need to get on the ball and do a makeup look with it though because it is just so lovely that I am missing out by being hung up on my perfectionist nonsense. 
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7. I may have threatened my computer with several death threats while trying to upload some songs to my phone. It was moving so slow and it is just miserable to wait twenty minutes for four songs to download. 
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8. I ran into an old friend from High School the other day and she just ran up and gave me the biggest hug. It just warmed my heart and made my whole day so much better. 
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9 During a cleaning spree I found a bunch of scratch off tickets that were winners. I cashed those babies in! Hello $18! 
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10. I lost my favorite hair clip and now I am completely out of sorts. Does this happen to anyone else? Seriously I am so thrown off by it! 
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Happy Humpday Everyone. 

My Favorite Podcasts


I love listening to the radio. Seriously music fills my soul up, but sometimes I want something more and in those times I turn to podcasts. I thought today I would share with you my favorite podcasts for when I'm in the mood for more than music.

1. Welcome to Nightvale- Nightvale is a fictional town and the show is hosted by the lovely radio host Cecil. This podcast is strange, hilarious, and oddly thought provoking at times. If you are up for the super weird this is right up your alley! Don't go into the Dog Park.
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2. Mortified- I found this podcast after having watched the documentary on Netflix. Basically people read from their real life diaries from when they were younger. This are wonderfully funny, heartbreaking, and completely mortifying. If you ever kept a diary (and as you are all pretty much bloggers I am sure you have) then you will love this podcast. I adore getting to hear people's stories and experiences from all walks of life. For sure check this one out!

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3. Drabblecast- Another creepy weird one! Stories submitted by listeners read aloud by amazing voice talents. The stories are of the SciFi nature for the most part so if that isn't your deal you might give this one a pass. However if you are ready to embrace some truly odd and amazing creative work then you should give this a listen.

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4. The Armchair Librarians- Hosted by two of the most awesome bloggers I know, Steph and Jana. These two are always wonderful to listen to and this is THE podcast I go to when I want to hear about certain books. This podcast is laugh out loud good and I love listening to Steph and Jana talk about books with direct and clear opinions. They are completely honest and real. Out of all of these you should definitely check this one out if you are a book nerd! 



What are your favorite podcasts? Send me some so I can listen to more! 


5 Monday Mantras


I'm having a time right now. Nothing serious just overwhelmed. So today I thought I would share some mantras that I have been feeling lately that make me feel better. Maybe they will make you feel better if you are having a time too! 

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Ultimately, I can only control myself. | 25 Mantras for Moms #parenting:

Today will be what it is. I will be who I am. And there will be beauty in both. #AilleaNaturalBeauty:

I am doing my best. That is all I can expect of myself. | 25 Mantras for Moms #parenting:


 Todays Motto. #live #mantra:
Have a good Monday Everyone.

Friday Five: Random Mix

1. First off this has been going around on Instagram and Facebook all week and I kinda love it, the #3fictionalcharacters. I have seen some really funny ones and some that are so on point. Well I thought long and hard about it and these are the 3 fictional characters that I think describe me. 
Top Left: Sally Owens-Practical Magic   
Top Right: Morticia Addams-Addams Family
Bottom: Belle- Beauty and the Beast


2. I don't really get super personal on the blog. Honestly I don't get super personal in person with how I am feeling....especially if I am not feeling all that awesome. Well here lately I have been kind of in a bad place. I am anxious a lot and stressed. It's been a really hard year this year and I am just trying to keep up while hoping for the best outcome possible. I feel like I am down the rabbit hole but I am making some changes and I hope that soon there will be a little light. 


3. It's "officially" fall but the weather here doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. The mornings are starting to cool off though so that is something. 


4.I have been working on blog posts lately but it is taking forever to take and edit pictures. I do have some cool stuff planned for both this blog and for Geekish coming soon.


5. I have started some other projects as well one of which includes a costume for RenFest! I am so excited because my friend Amanda is coming in and she is dressing up as well! I can't wait to get it finished and share the end result with you all!
Super Blurry Sneak Peek!



That's it for me this week, Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

"You Can't Pour From An Empty Cup...."

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This morning I ran across two posts that struck a cord with me. 

Contradictions of Motherhood

 Why Mothers Stay Up Late

There are pretty accurate representations of my life right now. 

This mom gets it. 

I have been feeling so "touched out" and tired. 

I have been checked out mentally because I just can't seem to wrap my head around just who I am anymore. 

I know that I am Kyra's Mama and I love that. 

I know that I am Robert's wife and I love that too. 

I'm also a daughter and a sister. 

But there is still me in here somewhere and I am working to find her again. 

I need to remember that that Mom Guilt is just something I need to ignore. I'm human and I am allowed to be. 
 
Some days I forget that. 



In Which Games, Beauty stuff, and fun happened.


Friday: My husband took off for the weekend the day before leaving me to single parent again for the weekend. No big deal, he does this trip yearly but I am beginning to feel like maybe I need a trip now? Seriously I think he could handle a weekend with his daughter on his own. (Longest time without me: 1.5 hrs)  Mama needs some downtime.
Anyhow my youngest brother came over and hung out with Kyra and I and a lot of time was spent chasing Kyra and watching Critical Role.

There was also a wildlife siting. 

Also I took the opportunity to take care of beauty stuff because 1. I enjoy it and 2. My pores needed it.


Then I spent a huge chunk of the evening getting caught up on blog reading and working on this week planner setup. Yep I know how to party. 

Saturday: Pretty much a chill day. My brother and I hung out some more, watched a ton of movies and basically were slugs all day. It was glorious. There is no photographic evidence of the sluggery.



Sunday: My brother wanted to go to the Tabletop store so Kyra and I tagged along.
After that we stopped by the mall and wandered for a while. It was SO MUCH FUN. We don't have an indoor mall close to us anymore (this one is about 45 minutes away) and I miss them so much. Outdoor "shopping centers" are pointless here in Missouri because it is either so hot you melt into the pavement or it is so cold you don't leave the one store you go to. Stupid. Anyhow this was awesome fun and we got to walk around for a good long while and let Kyra play at the play place which made her super happy. Also I got a Milk Tea which made my day. 

After goofing around at the mall we headed home and my other brother came over and Robert came home from his trip away and we all had a game night. It was great fun and we drug it out until 1am before I finally threw in the towel and headed to bed. 


All in all it was great weekend! 

How was yours? 

Happy Monday Everyone.
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