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    Friday Favourites

    Another Friday, another hot weekend ahead. I have no idea what I am doing this weekend, probably anything that can be done inside. First on the agenda is to get through my new BOTM book whose author is mired in a bit of drama at the moment. Riley Sager wrote a decent first thriller with Final Girls and I am just about to start The Last Time I Lied that has the same cabin in the woods thriller vibe. Apparently, Riley is a pen name for Todd Ritter but I guess I never think of an author’s gender when it comes to fiction books. Call it bizarre, call it idiotic,…

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    No Phone Challenge

    Sounds nuts, right? It probably is and this may or may not be the worst idea ever but I am going to go phone-free for the next week. Reason being is that it is just a huge distraction right now with people sending me messages, getting into time consuming text conversations, aimlessly scrolling because I am bored or sad, and overall just wasting time. I feel like I can’t unplug because of the constant notifications sucking me back in. I decided to Google some info to see if going cell-phone free was a viable option and read this encouraging article that convinced me to give it go. So, it’s off…

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    Decor Inspo – Bohemian Bedroom

    Ladies and gentlemen, if I can recommend one thing that one should absolutely not do after a broken relationship, it is revisit your wedding board on Pinterest. I don’t know what in the name of Samhain possessed me but there I was, bawling like a baby over my imaginary, beautiful wedding (really, it was going to be stunning). Honestly. The reason that I was on Pinterest is because I thought I was going to give my room a Bohemian, minimalist makeover with lots of pillows, low-profile bed, plush blankets, lots of beige – something got lost in translation. I don’t know if I just don’t like how low the bed…

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    Top Ten Tuesday – Reasons to be Happy

    Ah yes, it is one of those posts because I am having a hard time finding reasons to be happy at the moment. I actually saw something on Instagram about destination fixation; thinking that our lives would be so much better somewhere else, with someone someone else, doing something else. A person can dream all they want, there isn’t anything wrong with wanting a better life but I think that humans can lose sight of what we have in our life right now that makes it wonderful. These are of course relative to my perception and what makes me happy but here’s hoping that you find your own happiness too…

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    Living Room Decor Refresh ft. IKEA

    Well, I survived my trip to IKEA this weekend and most everything that I wanted was in stock aside from two shelves that I had to order. I decided that I wanted the apartment to look totally different so I went with an Andy Warhol Hallucination motif which is working for me. Some of the stuff I already owned and was using in the bedroom but I am redoing that room as well and decided that some of the items would work with my motif. Here’s a little peek at what I purchased: The couch is not new and in fact, this couch has go to go. The new additions…

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    Friday Favourites

    It’s Friday, thank goodness – if there is anything that I love about the 9-5, it is definitely weekends off. I also had more fun working retail so I guess that there are trade offs but I am ready for the weekend. Friday Favourites are going to be posts where I round up some articles, recipes and other tidbits from around the web that I found particularly enjoyable or thought-provoking, let’s get started! This article on the origin of high-heels didn’t surprise me because I grew up with a mom who wore cowboy boots as fancy dress and when you think about it, they were originally created for cowboys! I…

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    Summer Wishlist

    I feel like I am in a shopping mood but when I attempted to do some shopping this weekend, I only came home with two pairs of pants! I have been binge-watching CSI Las Vegas almost every night, nothing makes you feel better about your personal struggles than watching grotesque homicide investigations. I am going to the mega mall this weekend though and have some idea of where I am going and what I am getting. So, this isn’t as much of a wishlist as it is a shopping list but we will see how inspired I will be once I arrive at my destinations 😀 First stop is IKEA…

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    #wednesdaywisdom

    Happy 4th of July if you are in the states, sadly, the fireworks have been cancelled in my city as we are in a severe thunderstorm warning. I cannot recall the last time that it rained on the 4th but it’s bound to happen some years. Here are a collection of quotes on freedom to celebrate: Enjoy the rest of your week – thanks for stopping by <3

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    Top Ten Tuesday – Overpriced Items at Sephora

    I just used up a sample face cream that I liked much more than I thought that I would and about peed my pants when I took a look at the full-size retail price. We all know that makeup and skincare can be very expensive and I got to browsing the Sephora website to see just how out of hand it can get and was not disappointed. Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection – This brush roll retails at a whopping 650 bucks! La Mer The Concentrate – Of course this brand had to make the list, one ounce of this elixir will cost you $370. Tom Ford Eye Color…

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    C’est La Vie – July To Do

    So, this was the first weekend that I was mostly on my own and it was different but not terrible…? I didn’t really have much to do, I just did stuff around the apartment but I have made a list of some things that I am looking forward to doing in the next coming weeks. Well, not an entire day but my hair is so overdue because I have been trying to get these highlights to grow out but finally scheduled a hair appointment. I figured that I might as well just get everything done the same day and get fresh polish and eyebrows as well. I have been contemplating…