Thursday, April 30, 2015

Owning It | Part Two

Hi Friends! Happy Thursday!! One day closer to the weekend. Woohoo! If you've been around the blog for some time, you might remember my post on owning it. Today I'm back for part two! A few weeks ago Christina mentioned she was putting a linkup together, so I'm joining in on the fun! 

Let's get to claiming the crazy! Some are serious, others are not :) 

-Texting and driving is my biggest pet peeve.

-Confession: Sometimes I speak in that even a thing?! I have no idea. Regardless, I find it funny and my friends are probably sick of it- owning it right?! 

-I wish I liked to read. Two books a year is my jam. And even then, that might be pushing it.

-Two questions I avoided at all costs this semester included: "how many days until graduation?" and "what are your plans for after?"

-Some days I'm so black and white ad other days there is too much gray area/indecisiveness. Always room for improvement.

-(Ann Taylor) Loft is my home away from home. If I worked there I'd never bring home a paycheck! 

-I wish I was more of a planner- as in my day-to-day, week-to-week. But sign me up for a vacation 6 months ahead and I'm game. 

-Trista and Ryan are still my favorite Bachelorette couple. I've been known to youtube their season to watch past episodes (obsessed much?). Their wedding was beautiful (and completely over the top but I loved every.single.bit of it. The VCR recording might even still be in our house somewhere. Yikes. I told you I was you believe me now? :) 

-I have an ongoing list in the "notes" section on my phone of baby names, although I'm no where close to marriage or babies.

-The emotions that come with graduating change almost by the hour (ok- maybe the day! ha!) ...tell me this is normal...?

-I decided to take a 20 minute break from studying to finish up this post. Instead it turned into almost an hour from catching up on some of my favorite bloggers that I haven't read in weeks. Whoops.

What are you owning today?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April | Goals

March was very good to to me in so many areas! If you saw THIS post, you can find out more! I set a few goals but didn't post them because life happened #bloggerfail. New month = fresh start! Until I realized we're two weeks into the month and I never hit the publish button.... yup... owning it! Anywho, 2 weeks to make a lot happen! 

With my final two weeks in State College creeping up, its definitely bittersweet. Trying to make the most of it all with the people I love most. I cannot believe where the time has gone!  One of April's major goals is to live in the moment! 

On to go April's goals...

1) Finish Cold Tangerines
2) Keep fresh flowers around the apartment 
3) Start and finish T25 Alpha, drink 96 oz of H2O daily, continue clean eating 
4) Purchase cap & gown 
5) Enjoy my final month as an undergrad *tear* live in the moment, cherish every second! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monthly Faves: March

March, my how you flew by! Here we are at April 1st...where is the time going? For the record, I think I say that at the beginning of every month because time really is flying! I loved March for so many reasons but more importantly for the lessons that were learned. Some of the days were hard- a few of the longest days of my life, but also surrounded by some of the best days too. I was astounded by the Lord's faithfulness and the comfort He provided. A culmination of a year's worth of prayers and closure.  I know that's super vague, but if I get the courage one day to share on the big 'ole internet, I'll let ya know :) 

Let's see..what happened in March...
  • Spring Break ...a whole week spent at home. glorious (although a warm sandy beach sounded fabulous too!)
  • Tons of family time- you know the kind where your cheeks hurt from smiling too much and belly hurts from laughing too hard. the best kind.
  • Attended too many happy hours at Primanti's... I mean, it's kinda hard to pass up 1/2 price drinks...especially when 3 rum and cokes cost $5... yeah, that's my kinda price :) #brokecollegekid
  • Down to a smaller size in pants & (some) shirts! (!!!!) More on my weight loss journey later! 
  • Began reading Cold Tangerines --I can't even. I love this book like a whole lot. The honesty is unreal. Why I never read this sooner I'll never know. But what I do know is that I don't want the book to end! 

Now on to my favorites! I don't consider myself to know anything about makeup, I mean really. Until, this month. Cue Ulta + double points during your birthday month! This girl upgraded her makeup a heck of a lot! It was beyond necessary. 

Tarte Park Ave Princess + Slenderizer brush: I was in desperate need for a contour palette and went with the one above. For the most part, I love it- just have to better myself in learning to contour ;) 

Urban Decay Naked3: Pretty sure I was the last girl to ever own a Naked palette and it's pretty much everything people talk it up to be. 

Benefit POREfessional: Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about this product. It's supposed to fill in your pores...but I don't think my pores are huge to begin with (haha) so I can't say I've noticed a huge difference :) Jury's still out. 

Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine: Jury is also out on this one too. Anyone love it/hate it?

Benefit Stay Don't Stray: In need of a great eye primer? This does the job perfectly! Can't say enough good things!! My eye makeup has never stayed- until this baby came along! 

Naked nourishing lipgloss in lovechild: I don't think I've ever loved a lip gloss so much in my life. Adding more colors to my collection is a must 

Benefit Roller Lash: Giving this mascara 5 stars. Never in my life have my lashes looked better

Oribe Royal Blowout: While getting my hair done earlier this month, my girl, Rebecca suggested I try this product for heat protection while blowdrying. It has yet to disappoint. It's a spray, so it's light and doesn't weigh down your hair- which is a major plus for my fine locks!

IT Velvet Luxe Foundation Brush: After having my old foundation brush for far too long I knew it was time to replace. I chose the one and haven't looked back! Personally, I hate the feel of having a lot of makeup on, this brush gives a light airbrush feel. Highly recommended! 

What was your favorite thing about March? Looking forward to anything in April?

Linking up with Kelli and Mia for this month's favorites :)

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