• Food,  Life&Style,  Wellness

    Oats, Yea!

    Since I have been mostly mum on Veganuary after not being able to eat much of anything, I thought I’d share a little update on a plant-based product that I have been really enjoying. I figured that cheese and coffee creamer would be the two features of my diet that I would struggle the most with not eating. Cheese hasn’t been that big of a deal, most of the stuff that I make has been plenty flavorful and enjoyable without a pile of cheese – who knew? Coffee creamer on the other hand has been a bit of a chore. Nut milk doesn’t do it for me, I don’t like…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Skin Care

    What I Got (Myself) for My Birthday

    I have no desire to get out of bed today, so apologies that all of these photos were taken from my bed 😛 It’s amazing, it only took 25 minutes to have four teeth removed but the pain has lasted like 30 hours. I feel like there should be some correlation between the length of the procedure and recovery but that’s apparently too much to ask. Also, I haven’t had any caffeine in three days and it’s misery. However, I did not come onto my dentist under sedation so overall, I think it went pretty well. For today’s post, I am sharing my birthday haul, I hope that you enjoy!…

  • Beauty,  Skin Care

    The Beauty Fridge Arrived!

    So, I was reading this article today about a case of child abuse in Minneapolis and I’m like – how hard is it to not abuse kids? Or animals for that matter, don’t have kids, don’t get a pet – it’s not like we are just issued these things and obligated to take care of them. It’s optional and it drives me nuts that people are so incredibly dumb. It just surprises me that people have to pass a test to become a US citizen but anyone can have kids or get a pet – there should be some kinda’ test to weed out the idiots. Especially in a case…

  • Random

    Dear Diary: The First Snow

    We got our first snow in the Twin Cities last night, well actually it snowed a few days ago as well but didn’t accumulate so I’m not counting it. I love the snow, not as much as when I was a kid and didn’t have to drive in it or shovel it but I still love it. A blanket of fresh snow makes the world look so crisp and sparkly, it’s like instant Christmas. Now I know we have some time before it’s acceptable to crack out the Christmas decor but I am looking forward to so much this winter. Admittedly, I’m a menace on the ice but I like…

  • Random

    Dear Diary: Solitude

    It’s November and I have serious beard envy, if I was a male with the ability to grow a beard then I would absolutely do it. Lamenting my beardless woes to my co-worker and she responds; we could do no-shave November. And we could but gross but then also who’s going to see it because I’m single and alone and nobody cares if I shave any part of my body which brings me to today’s topic – being single at 31. AaaaAlllLLL byyyyyy myyySeeelllLffff 😛 Being single and middle-aged (close enough anyway) doesn’t bother me but people in my life have a keen interest in my newfound solitude and suddenly,…

  • Random

    Potlucks & Eating Disorders: Some Food for Thought

    It’s potluck season, we’ve actually had two at work in the last month and as someone who has a bit of an awkward relationship with food, this season can be straight misery. On the outside, the expectation is to be excited about the season of indulging, sharing favorite recipes, exchanging dishes and I enthusiastically play the part. I even share my recipes on here from time to time for others to enjoy. On the inside though it’s more like; fuuuuuccccckkkkkk. Having an eating disorder is something one really keeps to themselves which can be a predicament when partaking in any event that involves food. It’s a curious thing – roughly…

  • Random

    Wednesday Wisdom – Rushing Time

    Do you know what peeves me off? Time, just in general, I find it very irritating. Time doesn’t actually exist, it’s only 6:30 pm in Minnesota because we all have this understanding and choose to participate in this human contrived notion of time. And then on top of all of this time shit, we have all of these deadlines which is like time within time – time squared. We manage our time to the point that we don’t have any. It’s nuts, it drives me crazy, I’d like to get off the ride now. I just want to get up when the sun comes up, go to work, get as…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Reasons to Love America

    I tend to feel more patriotic on the anniversary of 9/11 than I do on the Fourth of July. I think it’s because while I know that the American Revolution occurred it doesn’t feel as tangible to me as the 9/11 attacks. I think it’s a fatal flaw of the shortsightedness of human beings, we can be very knowledgeable of what happened 50, 100, 150 years ago but the impact of these events seemingly fade with time. The events that are happening now are a very real example of its citizens either forgetting the mistakes of the past or choosing to ignore them. That aside, it’s still a pretty great…

  • Fragrance,  Hair,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Beauty Insider Appreciation Event – What Did I End up With?

    I know that not everyone finds haul posts very interesting, I have tried everything at least once so I will give a mini review as well but will definitely revisit these products at a later date with more info. Did I stick to my list? Yes and no, I did skip on some things and chose a few based on guru recommendations, here’s what I came home with! Most of my purchases were skincare, these kinds of sales are a great opportunity to snag some products that never go on sale. I chose two products from belif because I hadn’t tried the brand before and their products are rumored to…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Falling for Fall

    I tried, I honestly tried to embrace summer this year and not spend every hot, humid, miserable waking hour complaining about how much I hate summer and Minnesota and WASPS in over-sized SUV’s but I couldn’t it. I couldn’t do it because I hate summer, the hatred runs deep – the frizzy hair, the boob sweat, the electric bill that’s become as much as a car payment because of the glorious forced air. I can’t do it anymore, I am counting the days until fall and daydreaming of my favorite fall’ish things. No lie, I stocked up on candles weeks ago and haven’t been able to light a single one…