Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Favorites 10/2

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Friday and that means it is time for Favorites! 

OPI - I Carol About You & OPI Matte Top Coat:
Absolutely in love with this color! I would leave off the matte finish though.

Do I just blink too excessively? Or is it the liner I use? The inner corner would go to shit to fast if I did this! But I love it! Widens the eye right up.:
I have an obsession with cat eyes. This is gorgeous.

#oxblood sweater blue and white denim cutoff shorts off the shoulder and cuff #accessories #photography
Yes. 10/10 would wear all fall long. I am in love with that deep burgundy color.

Rina Filipina @rinasenorita | Websta (Webstagram):
Yep would also wear pretty much all through fall and winter. 

Nerdy Girl: 
Hogwarts Alumni Galaxy Tank Top Harry Potter Tank by StarMania99
Need it.

Ugly sobbing:



Song of the Week: You can blame Kyra for this one. She has had it on repeat and it is all that is in my head now.....

Happy Friday Everyone! Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday Thoughts: October Goals 2015

Good Morning Everyone, 

Happy October 1st! 

This year really is flying by but honestly I love the fall so I am very happy that we have arrived at this time of the year! 

Since it is a new month and since I've been needing to make some changes I decided that today I would share my monthly goals with you all. 

1) Make time for myself- This one is pretty big. If you read my confession post yesterday you probably know that I've been struggling with Mommy Guilt and feeling pretty bad about asking for any kind of help. However I know that it is in the best interest of my family and myself to start making a little time for just me. My mom offered to take Kyra a couple times a week so that I could go and workout for an hour and start getting her used to the idea that I don't have to be with her 24/7. 

2) Step up the blogging game- I felt like I slacked of in September a lot. I really didn't post that often and when I did they were just mostly fluff posts. So this month I am going to try and really put out some good content and blog everyday Monday through Friday this month. I hope to get one or two weekend posts up as well. 

3) Make a "big" goal list- I feel like I need to refocus on the things that I really want in life. Everyone needs to have a goal that they are working toward and I really feel like I need to figure out just what it is that I want and start making steps toward achieving those things. 

4) Make Meal Planning a priority- Budgeting is something that I am still learning but I know for a fact that meal planning makes all the difference in our budget and in my daily stress level. If I have a plan for dinner it feels like the rest of the day falls into place. 

5) Write- Write, Write, and Write some more. I felt like last month I was pretty much shut down in the creative/writing department. I need to get things moving again in my brain. I need that creative outlet. Even if what I write is never seen, even if it is pretty much crap, it won't matter. Any word written is better than the one not written. 

So there you have my goals for the month. Do you have any goals for the month? Is there something in particular that you are excited about taking on? Let me know in the comments!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Confessions: The Last One of September

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's time for Confession! 

I confess that I am still attempting to recover from the weekend. I love having friends over, playing games, and being busy, but since I'm also highly introverted these things take a massive toll on me. After four days of people and all of yesterday cleaning up the aftermath, I just kind of want to lie in bed all day and be quiet. 

I confess that while that may be what I want to do it isn't what I will actually get to do. One of the hardest parts of being a Mom for me is that I'm always "on". Kyra still needs me to be her mom and take care of her even if all I want to do is switch off for the day. It's just not an option. 

I confess that this year at Ren Fest was probably one of my least favorite. It wasn't the festivals fault by any means. I just foolishly underestimated the drama of my two year old. Kyra wasn't bad really, she was just a kid, but I was frustrated and disappointed that I missed out on pretty much everything I wanted to do because she needed me. Sure my husband tried to help but Kyra wasn't having that. She only wanted me. She wanted me to carry her which is something I can't do for an extended period of time anymore because she is a wiggly two year old or she wanted me to pull her in the wagon which I didn't mind doing but she had a little melt down every time I stopped to look at something. I know that someone will be like "Well just get a babysitter!" but that wasn't an option and honestly I wanted her there initially so that we could have fun together. 

I confess that I have been dealing with a LOT of mommy guilt lately. I have been feeling the need to take a break and do something just for me but the minute I suggest it...guilt. Guilt at not wanting to spend every minute with Kyra. Guilt at asking someone else to watch her for a little bit. Guilt because I am a Stay At Home Mom. I know that that some people think this is the life I chose so why am I complaining?  If this is what I wanted then why do I need time away? 

I confess that I'm frustrated with my vacuum. Lately I've noticed my it isn't working correctly. I'm not sure what is wrong but the suction isn't there. I cleaned it thoroughly and am now just waiting for the canister to air dry and hoping for the best...if that fails I will have to see if I can get it cleaned out with the air compressor. 

I confess that even though all that is going on, I am so very happy that tomorrow is the first day of October. I love October. I love fall. I love Halloween. I love chilly weather. I am so ready for sweaters, cozy blankets and cups of cocoa! 

That's it for me today. Be sure to join the linkup! Happy Humpday Everyone! 

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Favorites 9/25

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for Friday Favorites!

Would you try Belle inspired by Katelynn R? Thanks for another amazing eye look to go with this week's Disney Bounding look!!:
So pretty! Love it.

@morphebrushes 35N palette & gel eyeliner @anastasiabeverlyhills "Heather" + "Craft" liquid lipstick @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade "chocolate" @gerardcosmetics "Marilyn" highlight Esqido lashes in the style "Voila lash" @nyxcosmetics wonder pencil "light" on waterline -:
Loving this Fall look!

This shirt should just be given to me for free!! Nothing is ever named after me, and definitely not with the same spelling! Plus, it's super cute!:
I am totally okay with the plaid trend this fall. I love the look of the black underneath!

Off the shoulder sweater over a tank, with leggings and boots, and infinity scarf, all perfect for nursing:
WHERE can I find this sweater? I NEED IT.

Nerdy Girl:
Alice In Wonderland inspired Cheshire Cat Dangle Fake Gauge Earrings:
Too cute. Love the Cheshire Cat!

 The Goblet of Fire Cup Song:
 Exactly : ):


 Song of the Week: I have been singing this one all week...

That is it for me this week! I am looking forward to a weekend of fun and games and of course RenFest! Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday Words of Wisdom: Uncle Iroh Edition

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's time for another Edition of Words of Wisdom!

Now if you aren't familiar with Avatar the Last Airbender cartoon General (Uncle) Iroh is a member of the Fire Nation. Now in show the Fire Nation are the "bad guys" but Iroh is actually a very wise and caring person. He tries to guide his nephew Zuko toward being a better person and embracing who he really is, even though it is at odds with Zuko's father the Fire Lord. 

I realize that while the show may not be for everyone, the wisdom that Iroh gives out is not to be missed, so I'm going to share that with you today! 

Iroh the wise.  Weekly inspiration for a successful personal and professional life!

10 Quotes to Turn Around a Terrible Day

In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself.  That is the meaning of inner strength.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Uncle Iroh: Life happens...:

Hope you found some inspiration, motivation, or just enjoyed these little tidbits! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Confessions 9/23

Good Morning Everyone,

The day of Confession has arrived yet again!

Let's get to it:

I confess that I was ridiculously excited to get out of the house and pick this up yesterday. I love these movies. Sure they are cheesy and silly but that is just part of the fun! I will probably be watching this one on repeat for the next few weeks! 

I confess that I am also SO EXCITED about this weekend. We are going to RenFest and I AM PUMPED. I can't wait to go and walk around, take pictures, eat yummy food (scotch eggs I'm lookin' at you!) and just enjoy the whimsical fun. Seriously I would go every single weekend if I could!

I confess that while I don't like PSLs I am a lover of pumpkin spice coffee. Specifically the Green Mountain version. Last year my Father in law got me a big box of them and I made them last for months. They taste so perfect without being sickeningly sweet like the PSL.*shots fired*

I confess that I desperately want to paint my nails a deep color for fall but they are so messed up that I just have no hope of making them look good....Some are long and some are short...some are just frayed and peeling. (From washing dishes by hand without gloves because the dishwasher is broken and my gloves got a hole.) I just want some Black Cherry Chutney in my life! 

I confess I am still a bit bummed about the garage sale....I mean the clothes were only a dollar and most of them still had tags on them because she just grew so quickly! Apparently everyone is having boys right now though. Still with the amount of work that went into the garage cleaning I was hoping to at least break $100. Oh well, what can you do? 

That's it for me this week, short and sweet! Happy Humpday Everyone! Be sure to linkup!
#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Weekend Recap on a Tuesday

So yeah this post was supposed to go up yesterday but the morning got away from me and then one thing after another happened...and today's post was supposed to be a tag post but my subject (my husband) was busy working so I didn't get the chance to have him answer the Q&A I had set up. 

So instead I'll just do yesterday's post today. Do the Q&A next week and move on from here! 

Now for the recap: 

Saturday: Our big garage sale day! Look how organized and beautiful!!! 

That being said...we really didn't get that many people. In total I made about $80 and Mum made about $35. There is still a lot of stuff left in my garage that I am ignoring until sometime later this week. 

After the big garage sale I was pretty worn out and thus we spent the evening watching Guardians of the Galaxy and being lazy until bedtime. 

Sunday: Bobby felt the need to get out of the house and so we loaded up and headed out. 

Spur of the moment we decided to stop by The Red Barn Farm for a little pumpkin viewing (we didn't buy any) and pumpkin stacking and sorting.....

Sunday evening was spent grocery shopping and other necessary things like that.

So there you have it, our little weekend. How is your week going?
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