Wednesday, March 25, 2015


My grandfather passed away Tuesday Morning. I am taking some time away from the blog to be with my family. Thank you to everyone that has been so kind and thoughtful. I hope to be back to posting next week. 

Be safe everyone and hold your loved ones close. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

What's Been Going On....

Hello Everyone, 

So I've been absent from blogland for over a week now, there has been A LOT that has gone in my personal life. 

If you have been around for like a minute you will know that I was so excited about Planet Comicon and that two of my friends were coming in to go with us. That all went fine and I will have an epic post about the awesomeness that was the Con on tomorrows post. However Saturday night things went a little crazy and have been pretty much non stop since then. 

One of my friends was sitting at dinner with all of us, celebrating my brother's birthday, when he had a seizure. He doesn't have a history of such things. This was completely out of blue. It was terrifying. He is thankfully okay and doing much better but at the time it was very scary. 

Also while my friend as at the hospital we got a call from my grandmother that my grandpa was put into the hospital that same night....and that things were not looking good. Long story short my grandpa is now on hospice care and we don't know how much longer he has left. They are just making him as comfortable as possible. 

So yes...things have been very intense around here and honestly I didn't want to blog until I could get a grip on what I was writing and not just put a mess here on the page. However I can assure you my personal journal is filled with all that mess. Writing is the thing that brings me balance and I am very ready to get back to blogging again. 

Thank you to everyone that commented and sent good thoughts and wishes my way. I really appreciate it and cannot thank you all enough. You all make my heart very full. 

Big hugs from here. 

Tomorrow I hope to have my full recap of Planet Comicon up for you all to see all of the awesomeness. I am truly a big nerd and fangirl....also I have no chill....but more on that tomorrow.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello Everyone, 

My apologies for not blogging the past few days, life has been a bit of a mess this past week. So much has gone on...lots of personal things. Also I have been sick the past three days and that doesn't help. Actually,  if you could send good thoughts and good juju this way I would appreciate it. 

I do plan on writing a whole post about Comic Con and will try to get back to regular blogging as soon as possible. Right now my Bloglovin Feed is full of unread items and honestly I am just too overwhelmed to even open it up at this point. However I hope to get back to it soon. 

Until then I miss you all a lot and promise I will do a proper post as soon as I am up to it. 

Have a good day everyone. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Favorites 3/13

Good Morning Everyone! 

This is going up a bit late since I was super busy yesterday and didn't get around to it last night! I'm also crazy busy this morning but I have time to type while I wait for my hair to cool off from styling. 

Today is Day 1 of Comic Con and the beginning of a very busy and fun weekend! My friends should be here soon and I cannot wait to show them all the awesomeness that is Planet Comicon! 

I'm thinking of vlogging the whole thing so if you would be interested in that let me know and I will be happy to post it! 

Now on to the Favorites! 

Beauty Favorites

Purple, Silver and Black Skittlette: Random Untried: Never-ending Pile Challenge

 Zygomatics, 11/2012: Nail Art - Small Owls

 Makeup Ideas with Red Lipstick

Fashion Favorites

Stroke of Genus Flat in White - White, Black, Print with Animals, Kawaii, Flat, Good, Casual, Quirky, Variation, Faux Leather

Love Outfit


Nerdy Girl Favorites

Big Hero 6 Baymax lamp...WANT!

Espresso Patronum Mug

Favorite Funnies 

haha the struggle is real! I usually go for the pj's!

Everyone have an awesome and safe weekend! See you all on Monday!! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DIY: Play Makeup Pallet

Good Morning Everyone, 

So it is no secret around here that I really love makeup. 


Well Kyra really likes my makeup too. However since she is only 1 year old she is more into just making a mess. 

Still she really enjoys sitting with me while I put on my makeup and I know how much she wants to copy Mommy and thus this little beauty came into being. 

Here is what we started with: An old makeup pallet and a variety of nail polish colors

Basically after I cleaned out the old makeup pallet I let Kyra pick out a few of my nail polish colors that she liked. She loves telling me all the names of the colors so this was really a fun project for her! 

Once we had decided the colors I poured just a little bit of each one into the empty spaces. 

Then I let it dry overnight. 

In the morning POOF! A beautiful and safe pallet for Kyra to play with! She has her own little brush and she pretends to put on the colors all over her face while we get ready in the morning! 

This was such a fun DIY and honestly Kyra really loves playing with it! It cost me absolutely nothing and I really didn't even use that much polish in the empty spaces. No more than I would have used just doing one coat painting my nails! 

This was a total win in my book and I encourage any and all Mommy's with makeup addicted kiddos to create their own! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Random Confession Day

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Confession Day! 

I confess that last week I totally forgot about putting up my weekly confessions! Kyra had Story Time and then a Dr. appointment and thus the blog totally slipped my mind! Oops! 

I confess that when I saw new followers in my Bloglovin feed I just about died. Hello Newbies!!! 

I confess that I went back and followed each new person and have been spending the last few days commenting on their posts from last week...which makes me feel like a creeper. 

I confess that two of my friends are coming into town Friday to spend the weekend and go to Comic Con and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! 

I confess that I opened all the windows, wore flip flops, and whined about the weather yesterday. I HATE THE HEAT. 

I confess that I now have about eleven billion books on my library holds list thanks to the linkup from yesterday! Seriously SO MANY's like heaven.

That's it for me today. Happy Wednesday Everyone and Don't Forget to Linkup!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

Making Melissa

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Show Us Your Books: February Reads

Good Morning Everyone, 

First off thanks for letting me vent a little yesterday. I just had things on my mind that I had to get out and see in print in order to deal with them! 

Today we are on a much more fun note with the monthly book linkup! 

Life According to Steph

So here's what I read last month: 

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I have read several books by Holly Black before (author of the Spiderwick Chronicles)  and I have to say that this book did not disappoint! It did have some slow going toward the middle but it more than made up for it by the end. It honestly did not end up where I thought it would have.

Hazel, the main character was really enjoyable to get to know. She was brave and strong and also a little damaged. Immediately a character with whom you could relate. I liked that she was never too far between completely believing in herself and utterly doubting herself. I also adored her brother Ben and felt like their relationship was really amazing.

The romance in the book was really well done for a YA book in my opinion. It wasn't too full of angst or just overtly sexual in nature. I liked that it wasn't the main focus of the story as well. Too often the "love interest" is what pulls the story forward and with this one it was definitely character driven. 

I really liked the idea of an entire town being completely aware of the magic around them and yet choosing to ignore it as if it would just go away. As long as you follow the rules you are safe...if you slip up then it is your own fault. For some reason this just really seemed like a plausible way to have magic fit in with the modern age.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

This was the sequel to If I Stay which I read back in January. I was so looking forward to this book as I fell absolutely in love with If I Stay and I really wanted to know what happened to Mia and Adam. 

This book takes place three years after the first book and honestly at first I was a little bit irritated with it. Not to get too prosy here but the first book was all about Mia and played just like I imaged her cello playing. Smooth sailing and quick to read. 

With this second book however since it was written all from Adam's point of view I felt like it was like his guitar and very jarring and leaping from one point to the next. However once I got into the story and began to get to know Adam better (he was VERY underdeveloped in the first book) I fell in love with the story. 

Even though there were times when I wanted to scream at the characters and times when I didn't want to finish the book because I was getting so frustrated with how it was the end I was completely satisfied with how it turned out and honestly I will miss the characters a lot.

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
This one I picked up on a whim while browsing my libraries online book selection. It looked like something I might be interested in and admittedly the sample section of it had me hooked. However as I read...I was less hooked. This isn't a long book and it wasn't a bad book just...didn't thrill me? I was hoping for more from Nicholas Flamel which is who I thought would be the main focus...however most of the book is written from the point of view of Sophie and Josh, two modern day teens that work with Flamel. I think that was probably the part I disliked the most as they are pretty unlikeable characters and are very...basic? I suppose that word will have to work. They just didn't do if for me. 

However the action parts of this book...which unfortunately are spaced out between LONG and tedious bits...are very good and left me intrigued and hoping for more. I feel like there is a lot of potential in the series...if only the characters were likeable.   

So there you have it! My reads for February! See anything you might like to try? Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the Comments! 

Happy Tuesday Everyone!