• 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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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 🙂 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…

  • beauty,  Random

    What’s in My Bag – Super Random Edition

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you pick up your handbag and it feels like there’s a bowling ball in there? Me this morning so I had to do an extensive clear out. I enjoy a little peek into other’s people’s bags because I’m nosy and it’s interesting to see what someone chooses to have with them. I picked five items that I dug out of my bag that are totally random and some (I spared you the roll of aluminum), I don’t even know where they came from 😛 Did I buy this? Did I accidentally steal this? Did I think that I would actually wear…

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    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…

  • Anti-Hauls,  Blogtober

    Blogtober – Day VIII: Holiday Anti-Haul

    So I’m sitting here, enjoying my coffee, trying to talk myself into purchasing a jar of La Mer cream. I received a deluxe sample with a purchase from Nordstrom randomly and I really enjoyed it. I had tried the Soft Creme at some point and didn’t like it all which makes me wonder if the original is where it’s at. I’ve been doing a ton of research to see if this magical cream is really worth the price tag and I came upon this article. And I’m like, what a bunch of pretentious bullshit. Is this why it costs so much – they had to hire a psychic to reformulate…

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    Blogtober – Day V: Treat Bags

    So, I have a rant before I get into today’s post, not really a rant but just a grievance. Charitable giving at work stresses me out, not because I don’t enjoy doing it or feel that I can’t do it but more so that others might not be able to but don’t feel comfortable saying, I can’t participate because I can’t afford to. I think that there can sometimes be an assumption that because someone is working, they should be able to afford giving something but that might not be the case. Ugh. Does anyone else feel this way? It is wearing on me now that the holidays are coming…

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    Blogtober – Day IV: Spooky Book Tag

    I have been on the hunt for a good fall/Halloween/spooky book tag for ages but haven’t been able to find quite what I’m looking for. I have cannibalized a few tags and compiled a number of questions to come up with this and would love for anyone who wants to, to take part! Though it sounds cliche, I think that The Shining will always be my favourite horror book. It was probably one of the first that I ever read as well and I still think it’s terrifying no matter how many times that I read it. There are so many details that were left out of the movie (per…