• Blogmas,  Life&Style,  Makeup

    Blogmas Kick-Off: Beauty Advent Calendars

    I clearly cannot contain myself anymore so I am kicking off Blogmas a day early because I just want to talk about all things Christmas. Now watch, by like December 22nd I will be tearing down the tree and tapping out but we’re starting strong πŸ™‚ I feel like Blogmas is somewhat of a blog advent calendar since you post each day up to the 25th so what better way to kick it off than with a round-up of some seriously stunning beauty advent calendars? Unfortunately, many of these are not available in the US so I won’t have prices for all of them but a girl can dream! There…

  • Best Of's,  Life&Style,  Makeup

    Best of November

    We are already at that time of year where I leave for work, it’s dark and then I leave from work and it’s dark so I don’t have a lot of time to get blog photos taken. I do have like 3 strands of lights leftover from tree decorating so we’ll try to make this happen but I don’t think they’ll be great quality. I don’t want to skip posting because I don’t have my own photos to use but I also don’t love using internet images or snips in posts too often. Anyway, here are some things that made my November a little better! Here’s the deal, I don’t…

  • Entertainment,  Life&Style

    What I’m Watching

    I realized that I am jumping the gun a little with the holiday posts and decided to slow my roll πŸ˜€ I’m that jerk who claims that they could take or leave Christmas, until I get the tree out and… I just struggle with the concept of the holiday, the Christian celebration compared to the commercial Santa cultural celebration as some people refer to it as. I don’t get it, everyone wants to celebrate Christmas but skip the asses in pews part? I think over half of Americans celebrate a non-religious holiday, again, as a modern society we pick and choose what traditions we eschew but Christmas will have to…

  • Home,  Life&Style

    Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

    I haven’t been on here the last two days because I’ve been busy and by busy, I’ve been sleeping. Actually, I had to do a big grocery shop on Thursday for Thanksgiving and it takes me an unacceptable amount of time to complete this task then get home and put it all away. I’m preparing a huge appetizer spread for any of my local friends who want to come over since I didn’t make plans to go home this year and I work all next weekend anyway. I’m making soft pretzels, toasted tortellini, baked cheese, caprese skewers, artichoke dip, spinach and cheese taquitos – just a bunch of junk food…

  • Life&Style,  Random

    Holiday Shopping 101: Making it Fun for Everyone

    It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr! Well, almost but people are definitely already out doing some holiday shopping, myself included and Black Friday is just a couple of weeks out. It can be a stressful time of year but a lot of fun with everyone out looking for that perfect gift for a loved one and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. It really kills the mood for shoppers and customer service associates when people are out behaving like fools. I post something along these lines every year but here are some things to keep in my mind for a pleasant shopping experience. This might be…

  • Life&Style

    Threshold Flannel Sheets: A Mood

    Before we get to the sheets, I have to vent – what else is new? When I was at Target purchasing said sheets, I overheard a lady tell her friend, Well it could be worse. I hate it when people say this to someone who is having a rough day or complaining about something that seems menial. When did life become a suffering competition? Yea, of course it could be worse but just let someone have their moment to vent, being compassionate is the least someone can do. Everyone’s perception of hardship is different, it’s not a competition. Anyway, I wanted some flannel sheets since there’s snow on the ground…

  • Life&Style,  Random

    Election Day Playlist

    Well, it’s Election Day – who is ready for all of the political ads and junk mail to cease?! Political ad campaigns annoy the piss out of me, the more ads that a candidate runs is simply a reflection of how much cash they have to throw around. I think they are useless, if one is voting based on ads then they are doing it wrong and it’s insulting that they think the American voter can be so easily swayed. If you are headed to the polls today, you might be waiting for a bit, here are some tunes to get you fired up and distract you from the fact…

  • Home,  Life&Style,  Random

    A Little Life Update

    Is my life very interesting? Absolutely not but it’s good for a chuckle every once in awhile and I wanted to post today even if it is a bit random πŸ™‚ First off, the Car Shopping Chronicles continue and I have looked at way too many cars in the last few weeks with nothing really feeling like the perfect new vehicle. I had taken a break from car shopping but about a month ago, I was at the grocery store and the power locks on my car don’t work anymore so I leave it open and empty of anything of value. I came out of the grocery store and someone…

  • Best Of's,  Life&Style

    Best of September, Halloween Decor & 31 Nights of Horror!

    You guys, flu season just started, actually I don’t even know if it that’s true but I’ve already contracted strep and now I have the flu within the scope of a month. I’m so pissed, I tend to make it through flu season unscathed, this better not be a prelude for the rest of the year. I have missed two days of blogging due to feeling like death so am just throwing a bunch of stuff into this post that I had planned for the last couple of days of September. I only have a few items that I would consider Best Of’s for this month and very few empties…

  • Entertainment,  Life&Style

    Friday Favorites

    Another Friday, another round-up of tidbits from around the web. Enjoy! I never knew that the fashion industry was so salacious, it is hard to see past the glitz and wonder what is happening behind the scenes. I will have to read this book to find out more, I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that someone is being exploited in such an opulent industry. I actually read something similar many years ago and always laugh at the poor fools frantically pushing the ‘Walk’ buttons πŸ˜€ My question is though, why waste the money to install buttons that are just for show? Seems silly and very American. Also, what…