Horrors and Thrillers

A very little know fact about me is that I enjoy horror and thriller films. A very well known fact about me is that I’m a complete paranoid scardy cat. Do you see how those two facts don’t mix?

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Image by David Ohmer via Flickr.

Yes, deep down I really do enjoy horror and thriller films, but I don’t usually get to enjoy them because I’m so easily scared that the nightmare follow me for weeks. Even when I’m home with my boyfriend I still worry about seeing shadows that look too human-like, or boogeymen in my closet. Read More »

My Next Tattoo…

Last November I got a pink peony tattoo on my left arm. It was a bold move on my part because 1) it’s the biggest tattoo I have to date and 2) my boyfriend drew it for me. I know relationship tattoos are super taboo so I’m being a bit subtle. I’m not getting a face or a name…I just want half sleeve of flowers, all drawn by my man!

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Image by erban via Flickr.

I’m pretty slow when it comes to getting tattoos. I don’t expect my half sleeve to be done for quite some time (like YEARS). I am planning my next addition to my half sleeve and I can hardly wait to get it done.

Any guesses on what it’s going to be?

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Hitting The Pool

One of my great discoveries this summer is how much I adore spending the afternoon by the pool. Clear blue water, vibrant green trees, a wall of little waterfalls connecting the two pools.

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Image by photographer23 via Flickr.

I like to post up on the lounge chair at the end of the row. It’s always at least partially shaded by the tree it’s under. I spend my time lying back and enjoying the heat from the suns ray with my music playing through a waterproof speaker.

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How I Primp For Less

One thing that I love to do is to spend time primping. I love to paint my nails and do my makeup even if I’m not planning on doing anything for the day. It’s just fun for me! Unfortunately, keeping my primping routine from being boring or repetitive can be pretty expensive. Over the past couple of years I’ve managed to find a way to cut down on the cost of my primping habits while keep it fun by incorporating a few elements into my monthly budget.

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Photo by Melanie Levi via Flickr.

IPSY – I love makeup subscriptions! Ipsy is only $10 a month I’ve been able to try all sorts of amazing brands and products! Face masks, makeup brushes, new mascaras…I’m never bored with my makeup collection and I haven’t had the urge to splurge in MONTHS.

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Working Out

I’ve been working out consistently for eight months now and looking back I’m noticing a lot of changes in me compared to when I started back in January. Before I launch into my progress, know that I work out 3 times a week. One hour is I’m going cardio and 30 if I’m doing pilates.

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For one, I feel a lot stronger. During my workout routines I get tired a lot less quickly and I can do more intense workouts. It’s pretty inspiring! It feels great to have noticeable differences in my body. Believe it or not, but I’m actually the same weight I was when I first started working out. It doesn’t surprise me because I do a lot of pilates which builds muscle. I didn’t start making a lot of progress either until I let go of the idea of losing weight and focused on getting healthy.

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Going Cruelty Free (One Day)

For years I’ve considered tossing out all of my cosmetics and starting fresh with cruelty-free brands only. I care a lot about animals being treated with respect and it makes me sick to think of how much pain they go through during animal testing for cosmetic products (or any products, to be honest). It baffles me that people still use horrible practices when there are clearly options to work without animal testing.

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Photo by DMangus via Flickr.

On a level, though, I need to hold myself accountable as a consumer. I promote these brands by buying and using their products. If I truly want to end of animal testing I need to start with myself and my choices as a shopper.

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Patios In The Summer

Now that the summer is in full swing one of my favorite things to do is to hang out on a patio and enjoy the warm (boiling hot) weather. I have a little patio at my apartment, but we have yet to invest in patio furniture so for now I just go to the Starbucks on the corner, buy a pink drink, and sit on the big beautiful patio over there.

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Image by Peter Roome via Flickr.

Usually I meet up with people at Starbucks to catch up, or I go over there with Austin if I’m getting antsy in the apartment but don’t want to actually do anything. The Starbucks on the corner is so pretty, I like to have long conversations out there as the sun sets.

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We Just Wanted Some F*cking Pancakes

A few days ago, after a long day at work, I finally got home around 8:30 pm. Despite the time, Austin and I decided to venture out to enjoy some late-night pancakes. Typically we would just go to the closet Kerbey Lane Cafe but we wanted to mix things up and go to Magnolia Café (which is honestly just Kerbey Lane, just a little more quirky).

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Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr.

Our trek was going smoothly until we ran into traffic on the highway when we were only four stops away from our exit. Eventually we finally got off the highway and started making our way to Magnolia.

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Exiting The Honeymoon Phase

I’ve been in a (very) serious relationship for the past year and I’m finally coming face to face with the end of the Honeymoon Phase. It’s a concept that I’d been warned about back in high school when the shininess of a relationship faded fast. Since then I’ve had very little experience with this phenomenon. Needless to say, I don’t date much and therefore have no idea what to expect from this upcoming new phase in my relationship.

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Image by Charlene N Simmons via Flickr.

It’s a bit difficult to ask around for advice since relationships grow and evolve in different ways are there is no real way to know how to go about…how do I even describe it?

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