Month: April 2013

5×5 things about me

I saw this cool tag on Katrin’s blog Land of Candy Canes and since I’m a huge sucker for blog tags, I thought I’d steal it and fill it out!

Five things…

…you’ll find in my bag.

  1. Hand creme.
  2. Lip balm.
  3. My cell phone.
  4. A notepad and a pen.
  5. Wallet overflowing with coupons, receipts and appointment cards. I’ve never claimed to be hyper-organized.

…you’ll find in my bedroom.

  1. My beloved electric blanket!
  2. Sleeping cats.
  3. A stack of magazines.
  4. My Touchpad, so I can listen to music while I drift off to sleep.
  5. A mug of hot or cold tea, depending on the season.

…I’m currently loving.

  1. Colored skinny jeans.
  2. Strawberry-banana-chocolate soy protein shakes.
  3. Fringe.
  4. Vegan tacos.
  5. Pastel nail polish.

…quirks I have.

  1. I’m constantly cold.
  2. I’m constantly hungry but when I do eat, it’s usually just a few bites and then I feel stuffed full. A couple of hours later I’m hungry again!
  3. I have to check the alarm multiple times before I go to bed to make sure it’s set.
  4. I squeal at any and all animals I encounter but kids kind of scare me.
  5. I’m constantly checking the time. It bothers me to not know the exact time.

…you’d know if we had met in real life.

  1. I’ll work references to my favorite things (like The Lord of the Rings and Grumpy Cat) into our conversation to see if you pick up on them.
  2. I’m quiet until I feel comfortable around someone, then the bitchy, witty, sarcastic and often inappropriate sense of humor pops out.
  3. I’ll start laughing for no apparent reason because I remembered something funny.
  4. I’ll tell you stories about my cats until you back slowly away in horror.
  5. I swear way too much. This is a habit I need to fix, and some day I will figure out a way to quit altogether…but it is not this day!

Ten on Tuesday: 4/16/13

1. I wanted to put this up first for the day: today is Semi-Colon Day.

2. My baby brother turned 21 this month. Way to make me feel old, bro.

3. I’ve heard from multiple people now about a game called Cards Against Humanity (you can see the website here) and the more I hear, the more I think I need to buy this. Anytime someone warns me that something shouldn’t be used around people who are easily offended, my interest is piqued. I guess this makes me the horrible target audience of this card game, then.

4. It’s sunny! It’s warm! It’s…hailing and spitting snow. Ah, April.

5. I think I’ll start posting a song of the week each Tuesday. This week it’s “We Had Love” by The Scientists.

6. Banana chocolate chip gelato. That is all.
7. It’s a good thing I have one friend at work who is as sarcastic and abrasive as I am, so we can work and be snarky together. Otherwise work would not be nearly as tolerable.
8. Now that I decided I want to grow my hair really long again, I’m seeing tons of pictures of short cuts that are super-cute, and I’m tempted to make a chop. Weird how that works.
9. Has anyone else had trouble with their ‘no-reply blogger’ status? I fixed mine some time back and everything was fine until recently, when I heard from another blogger that I was apparently back to being a no-reply blogger. WTH Google? I went back and fixed it again but it seems that it keeps reverting after a short period of time. Halp!!


10. Laugh. It’s good for you.

Belated post: Totally Doable I Have A Life April Nail Art Challenge: Day 13: Ombre

By yesterday afternoon I was much more interested in a nap than nail art, so I totally bombed on posting this on time. But I thought I would put up a belated post anyway so you can see what I did for day 13 of the challenge, which was supposed to be an “ombre” nail.

This is probably the messiest and laziest ombre ever! I used Zoya Marley and Flower Beauty Thistle or That? to create this mani. I’m really obsessed with these two shades right now!

30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 14

Would you look at all that bright sunshine?! I hope this weekend will be nice so I can get outside. I’m not feeling the rain/snow mix in the middle of April.

If you’re curious about the shirt, it was a gift from a friend of my husband’s family; she sent him a couple of shirts from her native Japan, which I inherited after they shrunk in the dryer (oops). I like graphic tees if they’re really unique, but I have trouble finding ones I like, so needless to say the ones I have get a ton of wear.

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

Please follow your cohosts (Mandy and Martha) and visit a couple of other bloggers via the linkup to leave a comment! “I don’t like comments” said no blogger ever! :P

Book swap with Desert Girls Vintage and Quick Cheap & Pretty!

Desert Girls Vintage

When I posted last month that I’d love to host a book swap party, several of you seemed to really like the idea–so I’m teaming up with Desert Girls Vintage to host a virtual book swap! Here are all the details you need to know:

–The swap is open to all U.S. residents, whether or not you have a blog of your own. Since this is our first time hosting a swap we’re sticking to a domestic swap to keep things simple, but hopefully in the future (once we’ve got the hang of things!) we’ll be able to do something similar on an international level.

–You must follow your co-hosts (Desert Girls Vintage and Quick Cheap & Pretty) via GFC or Bloglovin’ to participate.

–Sign-ups open up April 13th and you’ll have until the 23rd to add your name and e-mail to the linky widget down below! Please make sure you use an e-mail address you check frequently, since this is how you’ll receive your swap partner info. Matches will be e-mailed out on the 24th.

–By signing up you’re committing to ship out your swap package by May 1st. That gives you about a week to contact your swap partner, trade shipping info, buy a book, and hit the post office. Please send out your swap package on time; it’s no fun waiting and waiting for a package to arrive!

–Choose a book that you enjoyed recently and think someone else would enjoy reading also. (I would recommend grabbing a paperback to save a little $$ on shipping.) A used copy is okay if it’s in like-new condition; please don’t send your swap partner a book that’s dog-eared, stained or otherwise broken down. It’s just not polite!

Okay, I think that’s it! Sign up using the linky below!

30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 13

I tried to glam it up a little today with some colorblocking and bold jewelry. This is something I would wear to a glam summer party.

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

Please follow your cohosts (Mandy and Martha) and visit a couple of other bloggers via the linkup to leave a comment! “I don’t like comments” said no blogger ever! :P

30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 12

Happy Friday! I told you I wear these boots with everything in my closet…

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

Please follow your cohosts (Mandy and Martha) and visit a couple of other bloggers via the linkup to leave a comment! “I don’t like comments” said no blogger ever! :P

30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 11

Dear Mother Nature: please get the memo and give us some lovely, sunny, 60-something degree weather. Love, a girl who’s currently shivering in her boots.

Mandy has such a talent for mixing bright colors!

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

Please follow your cohosts (Mandy and Martha) and visit a couple of other bloggers via the linkup to leave a comment! “I don’t like comments” said no blogger ever! :P