Friday Favorites: The last one of August!!!

Good Morning Everyone!
It is Friday!!!! 
Ready for some Favorites?? 
 

Then let's get to it! 

Beauty Favorites: 

Bold black eyeliner

Cheetah Nail Art
Fashion Favorites:
Nice and simple! pluse the purple with gold... its golden

 Summer 4- plus size outfit, created by smileyjane on Polyvore
 Meow's the Time Heel


Favorite Workout: 


Nerdy Girl Favorite: 
Wow, love.


Night Vale Community Radio Mug
(Night Vale is a Podcast. If you have never heard it, GO NOW.)

Recipe:
 Slice and Bake Pizza Roll-ups
Song of the Week:

That's it for me this week, I'm off for a weekend of fun celebrating my friend's Dirty Thirty! Peace! 

Thoughtful Thursday: Books are Love

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I am stealing borrowing a post from Kenzie! I love books as most of you know and I thought that this post was right up my alley and also would be a lot of fun! 

31 Confessions Any Book Lover Will Understand
Here we go! 

Author you have read the most books from:
Probably K.A. Applegate, I read the entire series of Animorphs 

Best sequel ever:
This is a tough one....most of my series I read have lots of books...not just a "sequel" I will say I loved Doctor Sleep which is a sequel to The Shining

Currently reading: 
The Furies by Mark Alpert 
 
Drink of choice while reading: 
Cocoa....always cocoa!

E-Reader or physical book: 
Physical books are much preferred however I do love the e-books now that I can check them out instantly from my library!

Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school:
Probably Park from Eleanor and Park Or Atticus from the Iron Druid Series
 
Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Black Jewels Chronicles- I passed them by for SO LONG, but once I read the first one I was hooked. Beautiful Fantasy worlds! 

Hidden gem book: 
Joust by Mercedes Lackey. I've read it many times and it is a beautifully written fantasy. 
Also The School For Good and Evil is a brilliantly written young adult book by
 
Important moment in your reading life:
When I passed my love of reading to my little brother by reading him the Harry Potter Serious out loud when he was little. I have loved reading from the beginning but seeing him suddenly learn to love it and then become just as voracious a reader as myself made me very proud.


Just finished:
 Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 

Kinds of books you won’t read:
I think that Military History or books along that line are the most difficult for me to really read so I tend to avoid them, but honestly I try to give every book a chance.


Longest book you’ve ever read:
More than likely it is something by George R. Martin. Those are some THICK books! But I honestly have no idea. I rarely check word count. 
 
Major book hangover because: 
This can be summed up by this pin...


Number of bookcases you own:
Eight at the moment, more to come I'm sure!


One book you have read multiple times:
 Oh good lord....I read lots of them multiple times. Other than Harry Potter? Um...The Hobbit. Yep probably The Hobbit.


Preferred place to read:
Either curled in a corner of the couch or else in bed in the dark.


Quote from a book you’ve read that inspires you:


~Velveteen Rabbit
(The best quotes are usually from Children's Books)

Reading regret:
I regret nothing, however I have started not finishing if it sucks!


Series you started and need to finish:
The Inheritance Cycle Series....I haven't read the last one yet...it's on my "To Read" list!!! 

Three of your all-time favorite books:
Please....just three? I'm a series girl. There are no "Most" favorite. That's like picking a favorite child. Honestly....
 
Unapologetic fangirl for:
J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Laura Levine, Kevin Hearne, George R. Martin


Very excited for this release more than all the others:
The next in the Iron Druid Series.


Worst bookish habit:
Starting multiple books at once, leaving my books all over the house and using about anything as a bookmark. Drives my husband crazy.


Your latest book purchase(s):
 I bought the entire Water Song Series on a whim from Amazon. They are wonderful books though! 
  
Zzz-snatcher book (the last book that kept you up way too late):
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Aside from being a page turner it also scared me and left me with haunting nightmares...Thanks for that Mr. King.....

Such a fun post! Hope you all enjoyed as much as I enjoyed filling it out! Also if you wanna be my friend on Good Reads just click!

Confession Day: So Long August!

Good Morning Everyone, It's time for Confession!!!



Vodka and Soda

I confess that this weekend at the family gathering I had a wardrobe malfunction. My under wire decided to try and stab me to death so under cover of changing the baby I went to the back room and ripped the sucker out and went without it the rest of the party. Whatever at least I didn't die of blood loss! No one noticed anyway!


 

 I confess that I spent the entire morning on Saturday hunting for an outfit for the party.
 

I confess I ended up with three outfits instead of one and thrifty shoppers that my mom and I are...spent less than 40 dollars on all three! 

I confess that I am so excited for RenFest that it is ridiculous.
I confess I made a fairy house to enter in the contest this year at RenFest.
I confess that I didn't actually make it for the contest so much as the two free tickets so my husband, the baby and I can all go and have fun for free!
I confess I am one of those people that gets all excited about Pumpkin Lattes coming back. Not because I will get one but because it means that FALL IS COMING! And WINTER!!!! So long August! So Long Summer!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

And the Award Goes to.....

Good Morning Everyone! 

I am happy to report that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Natalie from Coral Tinted Perceptions




Here are the questions that Natalie asked....and my answers of course!

1.   Who’s your favourite blogger and why? Jeez, starting with a tough question! Well...I will say Natalie because she nominated me for this award! Haha!
 
  2.   What’s your favourite post you’ve ever written, share the link?   I love the confessions posts and they are probably my favorite but also I really LOVE the My day in Gifs post. Gifs are awesome and they are super fun! 
  3.   Kardashians : Love or Hate?  Love to Hate? I dunno I 'm not a huge fan but DAMN those girls are pretty....

  4.   Would you be able to recognise Prince Harry or a fake knock off on a TV show? Yes but this is because I have an obsession with the Royal Family as I am convinced that Prince George will be my son in law someday. Yep I'm crazy. 
  5.   What’s your favourite book and why? This is a tough question....I love so many books....ugh....I can't do this one I'm so sorry....it's like picking a favorite child....
  6.   Biggest Pet Peeve? When people say "Totes" "Cray" "Bae" or any other lazy slang term outside of the internet. It is like nails on a chalkboard. 
  7.   Who do you think could be your best friend if only you two actually met? Jennifer Lawrence, Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, most of my blogging friends that I've never met IRL! 
  8.   Dream holiday destination?  Tahiti- hands down. 
  9.   You can have dinner with any four celebrities, who’s invited? Benedict Cumberbatch, Misha Collins, Chloe Dykstra, and Felicia Day. It would be a dinner of hotness and hilarity. EPIC!!! 
  10.  Why did you start blogging, are the reasons still the same? I started my very first blog for fun, the second for weight loss, and the current one just to keep writing and to write about my life as a newlywed and new mom. Now I just write to write, sometimes I talk about my kiddo, sometimes just life in general, sometimes motivational things to inspire others and myself. It's just a mishmash now! 
  11.What’s your most played song on your iPod/iPhone? on the iPod it is "Here's to Us" by Halestorm and on the iPhone it is "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show (favorite of the hubby's)
  
Also I am supposed to write 11 things about myself! So here is that list: 
1. All my pets have two names- Kiya-Pup, Luna Bell (or Luna Blue, Luna Balloona, Luna Bell), Brian-Dog, Lilly-Bug, Chloe Cuteness, Big Ryder, Archer-Boy, and Bella Boo
2. My brother has never called me by my name. He calls me Sistah-Girl and I call him Bear. 
3.I'm a Capricorn.
4.I will randomly burst out into song, at any time. My life is a musical in my head.
5. I am allergic to carrots.
6.I was captain of the cheer leading squad in high school.
7. I have been working on a novel for about three years now...ugh.
8. I LOATHE June bugs.
9. I've been to 6 different countries.
10. I may not always have my fingernails painted but my toes ALWAYS are!
11. My birthday is on Christmas Eve!


Now it is time to pass the award on! The award goes to.....







And here are your questions to answer from me! 
1. What is your "go-to" show to cheer up a bad day?
2. Favorite Vacation spot?
3.Makeup product you cannot leave the house without? (either on your face or in your purse!)
4. Best book you ever read?
5. Chore that you hate the most?
6. Coffee or Tea?
7. What's the one thing you would buy first if you won the lotto or came into a huge sum of money? (after bills are paid and all that, just the thing you would buy just because!)
8. Who is your idol?
9. What blog inspires you to be better/work harder?
10. Favorite adult beverage?
11. I love quotes....give me your favorite/best one!

This was such a fun award/post! I cannot wait to read everyone's answers to my questions!!!  

Friday Favorites 8/22

Good Morning Everyone!

It's Friday! So happy that Friday is finally here again this week! I have an exciting weekend to look forward to and I am ready for some fun!


Here are the Weekly Favorites! 

Beauty Favorites:

Going to the graveyard this weekend? Here are the nails you'll need!

The Bohemian Side Braid #want
Recipes:

Im making these for dinner tonight! baked tacos -Made 11/19/12. SO YUMMY! The meat mix is especially delicious!


Two-Ingredient Homemade BISCUITS --these are so easy and fantastic
Fashion:

gorgeous beaded jacket black zipper jacket


yes

Women's Sexy Pumps lattice Vintage Red/Black Bottom Platform Strappy High Heels Party Shoes Women's Shoe Sizes
Funny:

I stay awake entirely too late because it's my only me time. I regret it every morning

Song of the week: Ready to Rock out this weekend!



That's it for me this week! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Be safe out there! 

BTW all of these lovely favorites you see here are from my Pinterest Pins! Wanna see more? Follow me HERE

Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

Good Morning Everyone,

Thanks for all the awesome comments on yesterday's Nerdy Girl post. It was a fun post and I was surprised by how much I wanted to share! Actually I have a whole other list for a future post! 

It's such a turn around for me to feel so eager to share these parts of my personality because I spent a lot of time and wasted a TON of energy basically ignoring/hiding who I really am. 

I didn't always embrace my inner nerd.

I always was a nerd I just never really embraced it and owned it the way that I do now. I think that is part of growing up, learning who you are and learning to just accept it. Everyone has something about them that is different, and that is what makes people beautiful. That something makes you, you. You have to let your Freak Flag Fly.


So when did I start flying my flag? How did I finally let go of the image of who I was "supposed" to be and starting just being me? 

I started basically but not denying the things that I liked any more. 

When I overheard people talking Harry Potter, Sherlock, Supernatural, or other fandom things, I jumped into the conversation. 

I started writing about the things that interested me instead of what I thought people liked (fantasy, some fanfiction, darker things) 

I started openly telling people about how much I loved Comic Con and how Cosplay was one of my favorite things. 

I just stopped hiding. 

Once I started opening up it became easier and easier. It just felt SO RIGHT. I finally felt more comfortable in my skin and there didn't seem to be a dark shadow lurking in the corner ready to jump out and ruin any interaction I was having. It was all out there in the open. 

So I encourage everything to just Be Who You Are. It doesn't matter if anyone else likes it. It doesn't matter if it is different. YOU are different and that is Awesome. It's okay to be a freak.

So let your Freak Flags Fly! 

Nerdy Girl Confessions: Part 1

Happy Hump Day Everyone! 

It's Time for Confessions! 



Vodka and Soda

Today I bring you a special confession day.....my Nerdy Girl confessions. It is no secret that I am a little *cough* okay a LOT nerdy...but just how far down the rabbit hole does it go??? Well here we go....
 

....I confess that this post was inspired by my super nerdy moment yesterday when Kay over at the Kay Times wrote about Unicorns and how they do not have wings. My response? Yes some do and they are called Alicorns or Pegacorns.....also the Unicorn is the National Animal of Scotland. Yep super nerd right here.


...I confess that I adore Cosplay. I love going to Comic Con and seeing the Amazing Costumes that people come up with. So much time and energy is put into making a character come to life. I love it. 

...I confess that while most people know the lyrics to Disney, I know the lyrics, I know the lines, I know the movies word for word. It is so bad that the only way people will play Disney trivial pursuit with me is if I go last and everyone gets to start with at least two pie pieces. Yep I'm awesome.

...I confess that shows like Face Off and Jim Hensen's Creature Shop are my jam. 

...I confess that Unicorns were my favorite thing as a kid. I LOVED the movie The Last Unicorn and I love it to this day. (Hence my knowledge) 

...I confess I own over 800 My Little Ponies. (I'm still partial to the first generation, though the revival of them isn't too bad, I heart Big Macintosh)

...I confess that I also collect Monster High Dolls. If I were a kid I would totally want these more than any Barbie. It's the perfect combo of Halloween and Adorable! 


...I confess I spend more time watching "Let's Plays" on YouTube than beauty videos. For those that don't know a "Let's Play" is basically watching someone play through a video game. I love watching the horror ones most! (this is one of my favorite Gamers Raedwulf...also Five Nights and Freddy's = TERROR. This video is not safe for work. Click at your own discretion!!!)


So there are my Nerdy Girl Confessions Part 1, there will be additional parts in the future! 

Hope you all are having a good week! We are halfway through!!!!!! 

My Life in Dogs

A Lot of People Love Dogs.

Oh so true


I mean who wouldn't love a dog? They are so cute and loveable. They love unconditionally. I mean they are Man/Woman's best friend right?! 

To most people loving dogs means they might live with 1 or 2....sometimes even 3....

So what do you call a person that lives with 14? 

Obsessed? 

Crazy?

Totally Mad? 

Yep. That's Me. 

There's always room for one more...
Now to be fair...I come from a long line of Crazy Dog Ladies. We are not as well known as the Crazy Cat Ladies but I like to think that is because we aren't really Crazy. We just have big hearts that cannot say no! 
 
My Great Aunt left this world having 15 dogs at home. Another Aunt had 10. My mom currently has 5. 

Now, I no longer live with 14 dogs. I am down to a reasonable (for me) 4 dogs (one of which I am dog sitting and isn't actually mine). The other 9 have found happy homes and are all doing well.

There were ten puppies. Adorable little balls of fluff that I watched come into this world via my dog Luna. This was an unexpected pregnancy and it will be Luna's only as she will be fixed as soon as the vet clears her, but even as unexpected as it was...I was thrilled. I love puppies. I mean who doesn't?? (Small side note: We did lose one puppy in the early weeks...it was heartbreaking...)

Still I want to be VERY clear....puppies....and the additional dogs are a lot of work!  


This is what your day looks like when you have this many dogs...

AM- The dogs are up before the baby is, the big ones all need to go outside and the little ones are up and wanting to play and wanting to be fed as well. The big dogs get walked, fed and watered before I go down to the garage where half of it has been turned into a puppy kennel. I open the doors to let in the sunlight and hose out the kennel. The pups are weaned from Luna now and that means they are on puppy food. This means twice as much poop as before. Guess who gets to clean it up? Yep that is me. Crazy dog lady. 
After getting the kennel spotless, I grab the bedding the pups have been sleeping on and get it to the laundry to be cleaned. I refill the water and food dish and lay out new bedding for the puppies. They immediately dump the water dish so I have to fill it again and destroy the neat bedding getting it all wadded up within the first few seconds. I leave them to it and go upstairs to my now playful 1 year old that is ready for breakfast and the morning dance party. 

Afternoon- It is walk time again for the big dogs. Also I check in on the puppies and it is time to hose out the kennel again. Also they have eaten all the food and either drank or dumped the water dish again. I clean it all up and switch the bedding yet again. Another load of laundry. You have to keep this up in order to keep the kennel from smelling and also it is the beginning stages of potty training. Fresh bedding means they won't potty there. Also they won't potty near the food, leaving only one corner for potty purposes. Trust me, this makes potty training much easier for the new owners if the owner of the mother does this! We also have play time where I throw out a bunch of toys to them, play tug of war, and roll the ball eleventy billion times.

Evening- Big dog walk again and they get their second feeding (they are on a schedule, except for Luna who is still getting supplements and the like to get her back to her weight after nursing ten puppies for 8 weeks) I once again hose out the kennel and put out fresh food and bedding for the pups. They are playful but sleepy by now and I let Luna in with them and they all pile up on the bedding ready for bed. My heart melts a little. 

This was my typical day while all the puppies were living with me. It was tough and sometimes I was not super happy about it. I mean I have a 1 year old that needs my attention too...she needs to be fed,played with, diapers changed, and cuddles given. It was a LOT of work and very expensive buying SO MUCH DOG FOOD...but by the end of the day...I felt the same way putting them to bed as I do when my daughter snuggles in next me at night. Just a warm heart and fuzzy feelings. I love my dogs. 

The puppies are gone now. Each going to a new home and a new guardian. Each guardian's number is in my cell phone so I can keep up with them and the puppy's progress. Happy to report most are almost potty trained fully and are growing and happy and healthy. I cried after each one left...I just couldn't help it, but I know they will be loved. Also the remaining four are so happy they are gone LOL! 

Here were the nine....




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