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Jingle, jingle let’s mingle!

By on December 9, 2017

The holidays are coming, and that means office parties to lots of holiday parties until the New Years. I’m hosting one myself tomorrow. Unlike my Halloween Soirée, I’m going to have a smaller group of friends (aiming for it to be <15 people). I need to put away my bed to make more space in my studio, but that won’t be too hard.

I thought this post would be perfect as a GRWM look for the holidays.

Note: This post is long.

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And I’m so sick of love songs, so tired of tears, so done with wishing you were still here

By on December 2, 2017
December is here! 2017 is winding down. It’s been a bad year for me, so I’m looking forward to it ending.
Here are something things I’m looking forward to crossing out on my bucket list this month:
  • Calligraphy Challenge  – Last month’s challenge was fun! Also, it’s nice to have some set-aside words to practice on.
  • Reading News: I get the Times and the New Yorker delivered to me, and I’ve been better reading the New Yorker but the Times…some days I don’t even look at the paper. Sure, I have it electronically with notifications from the app, but it’s not the same (also am somewhat wasting money) – so this month, even when I’m busy, I need to squeeze in time to read at least the main section and business section!
  • Read Dubliners: I have been putting off reading Ulysses or I read to a certain point, and then I stop. I think to get back into Joyce, I’ll reread Dubliners. Some of his characters in Dubliners appear in Ulysses
  • Finish holiday shopping: I don’t have many things to buy for people, but there’s still some that I haven’t gotten to yet!
  • Baking: For those who I don’t buy presents for, I tend to make cookies. My friend Liz and I tend to do cookie exchanges, and I normally put 5 of the same cookies in own box, but with all the extra cookies I put them in boxes and give them to other people.
  • Self-time: This holiday season I’m not planning on going anywhere, and a good amount of people I know are leaving town, so that leaves me extra time to spend on myself this month!
  • Photos: I’m so bad at taking photos of myself, and I don’t usually like asking people to take photos of me (sometimes), so I’m hoping to take more photos using the tripod I recently bought.
What’s on your bucket list this month?

 

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Giveaway: Nordstrom Gift Card

By on November 29, 2017

The holiday season is here, and who doesn’t like to save some money while also giving gifts? I paired up with a couple of other bloggers to host a giveaway! Read more down below on how to enter to get a Nordstrom gift card!

Instead of listing my picks in a list (well there will be a list), I’ll be listing my picks and coordinating a majority of them into several outfits/ pairings.

To enter the giveaway — read below

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Take your promises ’cause they’ve all been broken

By on November 27, 2017

Announcement: I’m currently hosting a giveaway with some other bloggers on my Instagram. The giveaway ends on the 29th! We’re giving away three makeup/skin care kits and a $250 Sephora gift card!

 

 

I’m trying to get better at flat lays, and I think I have improved! The biggest problem I have is lighting, and it doesn’t help that I only have one window, so the perfect time to take photos is during the afternoon. I need softer lighting. The light I have is yellow, so it doesn’t really do a great job + the unevenness of natural light from one window. Time to invest in some lights.

 

Anyways, I’m combining this post with some gifts I got for my birthday and housewarming (and snuck in a couple of things I got myself). I didn’t make a flat lays out of all the gifts (partly didn’t have good lighting and partly not making time for it). I feel really loved and special receiving gifts. Thank you so much to everyone who gave me a gift, but what I’m most thankful for is having you apart of my life.

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My Black Friday Haul

By on November 25, 2017

Hello Everyone! You may have seen my Instagram stories, but I wanted to share with you some of the items I purchased this Thanksgiving weekend.

I know a lot of people who are really excited about Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and it’s the only time they actually go shopping). I have a friend that actually has a list of all the deals and things she wants/has been eying. I don’t shop during this time, mainly because the things I tend to want normally aren’t on sale, but this year I found amazing deals on some of the things I like and presents for others.

A majority of my items were bought online, so I don’t have them in person yet but I’m looking forward to them in the mail!

Read more to see what I got: 

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