Monday, July 6, 2015

The Weekend In List Form

Good Morning Everyone, 

I'm writing this the morning of instead of the night or days before and honestly list form just sounded super appealing so that is what is happening today! 

What went down: 

1. Attempted to make festive cake pops for the holiday. Followed recipe exactly...yet somehow managed to fail. Tasted great but looked like a weird lumpy mess.

2. Harry Potter Marathon. 

3. Harry Potter themed Jell-O shots. I still have an entire cookie tray left of them. All in the house colors of course. 

4. Ran out of Jell-O shot containers and used tiki faces as edible Voldemort faces instead. Thought that was clever as hell. 

5. Since the cake pops bombed and I didn't want to waste the sprinkles I went the easy route and made chocolate covered strawberries. Big hit. Tasted Awesome. Looked Pretty awesome too. 

6. Spent the 4th at my parents for a bit, had dinner, hung out. 

7. Spent the night of the 4th keeping the dogs calm and watching Totoro for approximately the billionth time. It was a wild night around these parts. 

8. Made homemade donuts for breakfast. Tasted awesome as usual. This is why I will never be thin. 

9. Caught up on chores, watched some TV, started and finished Girl on the Train. 

10. Went to bed with Kyra at 9:25...she didn't actually go to sleep until around 3am. Hence late blog post. Also husband is still not back from trip and am super jealous that I will never get a weekend away without having to adult the entire time. I AM however going to get a pedicure this week so that is something! 

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! I will be catching up on comments and blog posts later this afternoon! 

Happy Monday Everyone. 

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Favorites 7/3

Good Morning Everyone, 

Time for Friday Favorites again! Also tomorrow is Independence Day! How will you be celebrating? I will be happily marathoning Harry Potter for most of the night tonight and into tomorrow!

So here's to Friday, Holiday Weekends, and Favorites!

Beauty Favorites: 
Makeup Advices For Bright Clothing

Accent nail with Beyond word - Il ├ętait un vernis #liloonailart @iletaitunvernis #ieuv

 OPI - Lucky Lucky Lavender

Fashion Favorites: 
Jen's Pirate Booty Deco senorita tunic #soleilblue


Nerdy Girl Favorites: 
Yes!!!!! Harry potter baby!

Marvel Nursery Captain America Shield

Favorite Funnies:

Splinching, another reason people should read the books. They used the word once in DH1, but those who didn't read the books probably had no idea what had happened.

I dont know if i cant continue life without this

 LOL SO TRUE POSTS - Funniest relatable posts on Tumblr.

That's it for me today! See you back here tomorrow or if you are going away I will see you back again Monday!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

ABC's of Me

Good Morning Everyone, 

So last week Erin posted this post and I thought it was awesome and fun and simple! So today I will share with you: 

A- Age: 30
B- Biggest fear: June Bugs
C- Current Time: 7:38pm
D- Drink you last had: Sweet Tea
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: The dogs, Kyra
F- Favorite song:
I have too many favorites...I did just add some new ones to my playlist though- Fall Out Boy~Uma Thurman, Beautiful Now~Zedd, Fight Song~Rachel Platten, Shut Up and Dance~Walk The Moon
G- Grossest Memory: Morning Sickness, puking up three flavors of popcorn from one of those tins you get at Christmas
H- Hometown: Weston, MO----Still here!
I- In love with : My Husband, My daughter, The dogs
J- Jealous Of: Ro from Nerdy Nummies- Baking and Nerdy Fun? I wish I had thought of it first!
K- Killed Someone: Nope, and I think about doing so much less since I left working full time.
L- Longest Relationship: 12 years together now!
M- Middle Name: Nicole
N- Number of Siblings: two younger brothers
O- One Wish: For my husband to find a job that he loves. He is so miserable where he is and I just wish he could find something better
P- Person who you last called: My husband
Q- Question you're always asked: "What nationality are you?", "What is your heritage?" I'm American Thanks...also Hawaiian
R- Reason to live: My husband, Kyra, The Dogs, My Family, All the Beautiful things in this world, Coffee, Chocolate 
S- Song you last sang: "Unicorn" by Jessica French
T- Time you woke up: 6:30 am
U- Underwear Color: pink
V- Vacation Destination: The dream is Tahiti, but I would be more than happy to go back to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
W- Worst Habit: biting my nails
X- Xrays you've had : I had my ankle x-rayed when I shattered it years ago
Y- Your favorite food: Mashed Potatoes, Dessert, Chinese Food
Z- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

So there you have it! Be sure to join in on the fun and post the ABCs of You! I'd love to read them all! 

Also just so someone else has this song stuck in their head: 

You're Welcome. 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Confesssions July 1st??!!

Good Morning Everyone, 

Time for Confessions!
I confess that I am honestly not sure how it got to be July....I was just celebrating Kyra's birthday wasn't I? How did June go by so quickly? 

I confess that I decided to go ahead and do Camp NaNoWriMo this year. Normally I only do the NaNoWriMo in November but I thought it might be fun to do it this summer as well. Also it is just what I need to get my butt in gear and get some seriously word counts done! 

I confess that I am JUST NOW starting to realize that not only do I need a cleaning schedule but I need a daily schedule as well. I am trying to be more productive and for that I need some structure to my day to day activities. I am trying to set up a routine that gets Kyra down for regular naps and makes sure that we are eating at roughly the same times every day. I have no idea why I fight the idea of schedules and routines so much but I know that once I stick to them everything goes so much more smoothly! 

I confess that I went to 5 different stores in search of sprinkles on Monday night. Seriously. I finally found some but they aren't the star sprinkles I was hoping for...however they should turn out all right for what I want to make. (Pssst....that recipe will be on the blog later this week....) 

I confess I bought new pajamas on Monday night because we are going to stay with friends in a few weeks and I can't be wearing my ratchet pajamas out and about. They are super cute and super soft and make me look like I have my life together. 

I confess that I am looking forward to this weekend not because of fireworks, food, or anything particularly holiday related....but instead I am looking forward to the EPIC Harry Potter Marathon that my brother, our friend K, and I are going to have. All 8 films, lots of gaming, loads of baking...I mean really what more could you ask for? 

I confess that even though I'm going to miss him, I am really glad that my husband is going away for the weekend. He needs the break and I know he is going to come back super relaxed and happy from his float trip. Also I am happy because he is getting to do something that I am just not into. Camping? River water? Outdoors in the July heat? Um....NO.

I confess that last week I spent like....8 hours working on the blog. Can you tell? Probably not. The changes were super small but significant (on my end) but one thing just wouldn't work for me and I am still a little ragey over it. Okay I am still a lot ragey over it. Why won't you WORK?! 

That's it for my confessions, be sure to join the linkup and see you all back here tomorrow!
#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Favorites 6/26

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Friday and that means Friday Favorites! 

Beauty Favorites: 
Summer neon nails; China Glaze
Love it. I wish I had the patience to do this to my own nails.

Xoma Salon & Spa, Short Hills, NJ Purple Makeup for Brown Eyes
Love purple. Love this look. Gorgeous.

Fashion Favorites: 
Chelsea Top
Love this top SO MUCH. I need it.

Causal Surplice Dresses | Comfortable Work Day & Cocktail Dresses for Women | Emma Stine Limited
Looks Super cute and comfy!

Nerdy Girl Favorites: 
Butterbeer Hot Cocoa by Bakingdom
Butterbeer. Cocoa. NEED IT. Recipe here.

Food Adventures (in fiction!): Soot Sprite Cookie Pops for "Spirited Away" & "Totoro"
I cannot handle this. SO MUCH CUTE.

Favorite Funnies:

17 Times Tumblr Was As Hardcore A "Friends" Fans As You Are

That's it for me this week, have a safe and fun weekend Everyone! 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

My Beauty Wishlist Summer 2015

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's no secret around here that I'm a tad makeup...obsessed? 

Yes I know I have a problem. #sorrynotsorry

Today I'm going to share with you my current Beauty Wishlist! (Also known as the items I would buy the minute I hit the lotto because of course they are on the pricey side. womp womp.) 

There are some AWESOME products that have just recently been released or are about to be released and I have a MIGHTY NEED. 

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighters-  I will admit that I love a good highlight. Seriously they are wonderful for when I'm not feeling a full face of makeup but want to look like I tried at least a little. These look amazing!

2. Colourpop Lippie Stix- I want to order from Colourpop SO BADLY. They are actually a really great price for some truly gorgeous colors! I love this whole set and am really excited about the new all matte colors that are coming out next soon!

3. Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows- Makeup Geek is another brand that I want to order from like as soon as possible. Every time I see these shadows on Instagram I fall more in love with them. So much pigment!

4. Morphe Brush Set- Brushes are super important to makeup application IMO and these Morphe sets are so gorgeous and have some really great reviews. I'd love this beautiful purple set!

5. Dose of Colors Berry Me 2- Honestly I would take just about any color from Dose of Colors but once they released Berry Me 2....I need this in my life!!

6. Urban Decay Smokey Palette- When this palette was announced I was so excited. I love a good smokey eye and Urban Decay has yet to let me down with their palettes (I own like five of them...) and this is just another one for the collection!

7. Urban Decay F-Bomb-Yes I have an obsession with lip products. Yes I need this gorgeous bombshell red. Little known fact...I'm obsessed with pin up girl looks and this red looks perfect for that style!

8. Geek Chic Witchcraft and Wizardy Set- It is no secret that I love Harry Potter. It is also no secret that I am a huge nerd. Also a makeup yeah geeky makeup? Harry Potter themed? NEED IT.

9. Geek Chic Awesome Mix Set- Guardians of the Galaxy Nerdy Makeup goodness. Again...I need this.

10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft- Okay so I have been wanting to jump on the Liquid Lipstick train for a while now but these are really pricey at $20 bucks a pop...however I REALLY REALLY want this color. It is just so gorgeous and it will be the perfect color for fall! 

There you have my top ten wishlist items! What products are on your beauty wishlist? Will you be adding any of these items to your own list? Let me know!  
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Confessions 6/24- A little perspective

Morning Everyone,

I confess that I kinda took a week off from blogging. It wasn't planned or anything. I just stopped posting last week. I think I needed a little time to re-evaluate. 

I confess that part of the sudden break was that I had gotten my feelings hurt over not being included in the blogging "it" crowd. Ah well I was never in the cool crowd in high school either. 

I confess that I had made a post that I worked really hard on...I put so much of my heart in to it...and it flopped. I was a little heartbroken about it....

I confess that it also hurts that my most popular posts are pretty generic run of the mill stuff....stuff I put together without much thought or time...yet they have thousands of hits while things I really cared about go basically unnoticed. 

I also confess that taking the time off let me really start to think about what I want from this blog. Things I want to post about. Things I want to write about....and where I want this to go. 

I confess that once I stopped to think about it I realized that I just want this to be a place for me to share things with you all. It might be tips, it might be recipes, it might just be what I did that day. 

I confess that I'm done expecting this to be anything more than a sounding board for my own thoughts. I'm done waiting for THE post to break through. 
I confess that I'm ready to just be happy with what I have and to just write because I love it. 

Happy Humpday Everyone...Be sure to join the linkup. 

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

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