Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back

photo-dec-15-3-59-46-pmWhen I think of my childhood I have such fond memories. Good memories. Great memories. I had great friends and lots of great times. It’s funny, when I ask my husband about his childhood he remembers very little. He doesn’t describe his memories as vivid and detailed as I do mine. He, like myself, had a great childhood as well. He just doesn’t remember his, I guess, as much as I do mine.

He’s not the only one who’s memories of their earlier years are kinda hazy. I still talk to old childhood friends and when I bring up a certain time, or memory, not all of them recall it. I’ve often been told my memory is freakishly good. I have memories (not a ton of them, but a couple) of being two years old and younger. I’ve described memories or a certain time to my Mom and she was amazed I remembered something from a time when I was so young.  Continue reading

October favorites

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So now that October is over, (how is it already November 1st?!) I decided to show you guys some items that I’ve been loving and using during the month of October. (a couple of these would have made it in past month favs if I had a blog back then) Most of the products I’ve included are makeup or beauty related, with the exception of two or three other products I’m obsessed with as well. Continue reading

Expectation vs reality

When you want to try Starbucks new Frappula frapp, expecting it to look like the picture on the left, but getting the pic on the right instead. I placed a mobile order and when I went in to get it, it wasn’t even ready. The girl making it had no clue what this drink even was and ended up making me something with a coffee base and drizzling in caramel sauce for the first try… this was the second try…. and it tasted horrible! I ended up throwing it away because honestly it just seemed like she tossed in a little bit of this and that. Whatever combo she came up with was not good! 

This clearly isn’t a huge deal at all. A little annoying, yes. A waste of money, definitely. I only wanted to try the drink because I liked the way it looked in the picture. I would have even overlooked the fact that the drink looked nothing like the pic Starbucks posted, if the drink actually was good. I’ve had plenty of things (food, drinks, etc) that looked completely different (some looking completely like shit) than the promo pic, but the taste was perfect. In the end, that’s what matters. Sure I want it to look pretty like the picture since that’s what is persuading me to buy it in the first place… but whatever. 

I didn’t want Starbucks anyway today lol. I’d consider it a win for me if I wasn’t out $5.30. Note to self- next time just pass on any Starbucks 4 day limited edition drinks. 

Target addiction & online shopping.

img_6210-1Who doesn’t love Target, right? I can’t be the only one who needs to buy one or two items going in… and somehow finds themselves wandering the aisles, picking up a million and one other things. Things I don’t really need, but it’s cute, or I’ll find some use for it. (I mean, that’s the talk I have with myself in my head)  This isn’t just a once and a while kinda thing either. No, this happens every time I step into that evil, wonderful store. I walk through that store in some kind of trance and come out with a cart full of stuff thinking, “Wtf did you just buy?” Lol anyone else? Or am I alone in my shopping addiction?  Continue reading

Candles… my other love.

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I love makeup. Love! I’ve loved makeup since I was a little girl. It’s what I love to spend my money on, look at, play with, you name it. It makes me happy. Life can be hard and I’m all for finding what makes you happy and doing it… but I also have a love for candles. I love scents and I love good smells. As with makeup, I love good quality candles that perform well and have lots of scent. Also, as with makeup, I tend to be a sucker for good packaging. I will say I don’t usually buy candles solely just on looks or packaging alone. I mean, that’s definitely a plus in my book if the candle is adorable and cute as well as smells fantastic. Of course nowadays you will find all kinds of candles, brands, and a bunch of different scents. Sometimes that can be a little overwhelming and make it hard to choose. I tend to have a certain type of scent I like. I’m more into bakery and gourmand foodie scents as opposed to floral and perfume. A lot of times, I find those type of candles just don’t work well with me and my nose. They can be too overpowering and heavy on the perfume/ cologne and cause me to have a headache. It has to be toned down some with a vanilla note or some other note I enjoy for me to even consider buying it.   Continue reading

Let’s talk fall tv favs.

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Fall is  obviously my favorite time of year for many reasons, (if you’d like to read about why you can check out my post here The best time of the year)  and with fall comes new and old fall television shows. I’m a lover of both movies & tv (reality and scripted) so I thought I’d talk about some current shows that are on the old DVR that I’m watching or plan to watch this fall season. Continue reading

Master Palette by Mario- Anastasia Beverly Hills

imageIf you can only get one palette this year, or having trouble deciding if you should get this palette… GET IT and get it NOW! The Master Palette by Mario is the palette created by the super talented celebrity makeup artist (most known for being Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist) Mario Dedivanovic. This palette is limited edition so once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. It retails at Sephora for $45 for twelve gorgeous shades. There was so much talk about this palette before it was ever released and I knew once I saw it, it was a done deal. The colors screamed my name. I ordered mine the night Anastasia Beverly Hills released it. It was a quick process, no site crashing, no freaking out that it was going to sell out instantly- (okay, there was minor freaking out) delivery was pretty quick as well. I think it shipped the next day or day after and I had it two days after receiving my shipping notification.  Continue reading