Thursday, April 23, 2015

Update!

I am still alive, though it didn't feel like it the last few days. I just wanted to post an update since it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. I haven't had time or energy to work much on blog stuff. It's finals time, and that means stress to the max. I had this crazy long paper due and of course, I waited until the last minute to do the majority of it. That's just how I roll. When I don't want to do something, I work best under pressure when I know I have to get it done. So last Friday night, I slept less than 2 hours.

This week I caught a stomach bug that lasted from Monday to last night. I still went to work since I'm new and can't afford to miss days, especially when I don't have sick time yet. I've been so tired and lethargic that I've barely even wanted to open up my laptop. I'm the type of person who checks their computer first thing in the morning, first thing after work, and then before bed. I have definitely not been doing that and have been focusing on getting rest. I'm still adjusting to having to get up at 6 in the morning some days for my new job, which is a struggle for someone who doesn't get to sleep until 1 or 2 in the morning. I have been taking naps and going to bed earlier than usual from being so exhausted. My body really needed it. After a nap last night and then a good 8-9 hours of sleep last night, I woke up this morning finally not feeling nauseous and able to eat things.

As much as I want this blog to be a priority, sometimes life happens and it gets to be lower on the list. I wish I could do nothing but blog, but that's not realistic for me.  The light at the end of the tunnel is that after this week, I won't have to worry about school or homework anymore. I can't tell you how amazing it's going to feel when I can get home from work and not have to feel this pressing weight of knowing there's so much I have to do that I really don't want to do. It's going to feel amazing when I know that all of my free time is MY free time, that nothing will have to go to anything I don't want it to. Yay freedom! I can finally devote more time to my blog and hopefully to other things that I haven't been able to like playing music and reading. The end is near, and it cannot come any sooner!

I have a lot of photos backlogged that I need to edit and write posts for (including ones from Florida still...oops), so expect some new posts very VERY soon. My last assignment is due Saturday! Just a couple more dayyyys. :D

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hogsmeade & Hogwarts

Here's a short post with some snapshots of the Hogsmeade part of Universal Studios. This is the first part of the Wizarding World that was built, so I've been here a few times. I love the snowy roofs (mostly because it's fake snow) and I love going to Honeydukes. It was a small goal of mine to actually get one of the baked goods that Honeydukes sells. I've always looked at them, but never actually ever got one. I tried the pumpkin tart, and it was AMAZING. Like a little pumpkin pie! I highly recommend it. :)

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There you have it! A glimpse into Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sprung

I'm taking a little break in the Florida post action to share this super springy outfit post!

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Enough was enough. It snowed the day before we took these pictures, and I was so angry that it snowed at the end of March that I decided I'd wear all of the colors in defiance and to celebrate spring. It kind of looks like spring threw up on me, but I'm 100% ok with it.

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I had just gotten a bunch of new makeup stuff from Ulta and I couldn't wait to use it so that is also partly to blame for all the colors. I got a few pretty new pink eye shadows, as well as some interesting liners. I'm also obsessed with this purple shade of lipstick from Colourpop. It's their Lippie Stix in Leather!

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We went to one of my favorite places for this shoot. I'm sure you can tell why it's one of my favorite places. They have so many used books that I never know what to do with myself. It can take me half a day just to get through this place, and they have multiple locations. It's the best used book store I've ever been to. I've done many a shoot here, before. I love to browse all the books, pet all the cats, drink the free tea, and eat the free cookies, donuts, and Cheez-Its. BEST. PLACE. EVER.

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As an extra anniversary gift, Chris told me he'd buy me a book of my choosing. Of course, I didn't find just one to get, so I got a couple myself as well. One of the ones I got was A Wrinkle In Time. I have never read it. I'm a little ways in, and I gotta say...it's pretty weird, but not necessarily in a bad way. I think I need to read more to determine that.

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The dress I'm wearing is from Lindy Bop, and it was my Christmas dress this past year! I love that it's fancy and structured enough to dress up in, but it's still casual enough to wear on a weekend outing. Perfect for remixing. :) I probably have about 4 dresses from Lindy Bop, now, and there are most definitely about 10 more that I really want. So many pretty things!

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I actually have some pretty big news, career-wise. I recently accepted my first full-time job in a library and I start on Monday! I am super excited, but also a little nervous. It's going to be a pretty big change. I am leaving a job and a boss that I've been with for over 6 years, and I am leaving a library that I loved to work at, and love everyone who I worked with. At both jobs, I am not just leaving co-workers, but friends. I'm sad to go, but at the end of the day, you have to do what you have to do. When a really great opportunity comes, you have to take it, even if it's a little scary. I'm excited for he next step in my career and journey! :) I'm also excited because the schedule is great. I'm off weekends, and I get an afternoon off during the week, which is always nice for getting errands or appointments or homework done.

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Dress: Lindy Bop//Sweater: H&M//Tights: Hanes//Shoes: Dana Buchman//Lipstick: Colourpop//Eyeshadow: NYX Cosmetics
It's been consistently a little warmer, now since these pictures were taken. It's been getting into the 50s, which is definitely better than 30s. I'll be more fully satisfied when its consistently in the 60s, though. ;) Spring is my second favorite season, so I can't wait for it to be in full swing!