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this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

i am not closing my blog.  BUT, i need to take a break.  teaching full-time plus grad school has been difficult to manage at times.  i am set to finish grad school in may 2019.  it has been a lot of work so far, and i know that it will get more hectic as may… Continue reading this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

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may 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} these are all products that i’ve either recently rediscovered or are my old faithfuls for the summer… loreal pro matte foundation – i’ve mentioned this one in the past but it’s back because it is the time of the year when it’s perfect to wear here in hot texas.  it stays… Continue reading may 2017 monthly favorites.

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april 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite beauty products} revlon colorstay gel envy nail polishes – i usually do a clear coat on my nails and call it a day.  but recently, i’ve been wanting to branch out.  i saw someone mention that the gel envy polishes were great and since they are very affordable, i thought i would try them… Continue reading april 2017 monthly favorites.

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march 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} i didn’t buy any makeup in march!  so i don’t have much to share, but i do have this… olay regenerist luminous light hydrating lotion and overnight mask.  i ran out of my day and night cream at the same time so i decided to try these.  i’m trying to step… Continue reading march 2017 monthly favorites.

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february 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen spf 70 – after my skin cancer scare that i’ve been dealing with for the past couple months, i have been more careful about wearing sunscreen all. the. time.  i like this sunscreen because i can blend it into my moisturizer and it’s not greasy.  it sits well… Continue reading february 2017 monthly favorites.

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january 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena hydro boost hydrating tint – i’ve been wanting a lighter foundation lately.  plus, my skin has been kind of dry with it being dry and cold lately.  i already use the hydro boost gel-cream, so i thought i’d try this one.  i LOVE it.  but i figured out pretty quickly… Continue reading january 2017 monthly favorites.

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1•13 | high five for friday!

…one…   yes, you’re in the right place…  my blog got a facelift!  each year in january, i redesign it.  this is my favorite one yet! ….two…   president obama said his goodbyes this week.  and i was crying.  then he gave vice prez joe the presidential metal of freedom.  and when joe cries, everyone… Continue reading 1•13 | high five for friday!

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1•6 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy new year!!  hopefully this one is better than the last one.  🙂 ….two…   i started whole 30 this week.  i’m doing it to reset myself and see if i can figure out if there’s anything i’m eating that is triggering my migraines.  i wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s not as… Continue reading 1•6 | high five for friday!

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december 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} mario badescu drying lotion – this is weird stuff, but it totally works.  i’ve had mine for about a year.  basically, you take a q-tip and dip it into the bottom of the container and pick up some of the pink stuff.  you leave it on overnight and it takes care… Continue reading december 2016 monthly favorites.

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12•2 | high five for friday!

…one…   i put my tree up this past weekend.  it’s so pretty.  but what makes it special is that it’s my first big girl tree!  in previous years, i lived in an apartment and there wasn’t the room (or the funds) for a big tree.  but i splurged this year.  i’m just hoping my… Continue reading 12•2 | high five for friday!

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january 2016 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}     amika bombshell blowout spray – game. changer.  my fine hair needs protection and texture.  this provides both.  i got it in my january birchbox, but found it for a little bit cheaper on amazon with free shipping because prime rocks. mac mineralize skin finish pressed powder – i was using… Continue reading january 2016 favorites.

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1•29 | high five for friday!

…one…   this is my 500th post, and i’m beyond excited to be featured as the H54F featured blogger this week!  how exciting!  i’ve been participating for several years now, and i still love sharing my week and getting a peek at how other people spent theirs.  during good weeks, it is a simple celebration.  and… Continue reading 1•29 | high five for friday!

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1•8 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week, i’ve really been focusing on resetting and establishing new goals and new plans.  as i anticipated the new year at the end of december, i thought that it would be painful and difficult.  but i’ve been pleasantly surprised.  it feels natural, like i’m picking up where i left off…with some extra… Continue reading 1•8 | high five for friday!

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happy blogiversary to me!

i’ve had this little blog for three years now.  it’s the not first blog i’ve had.  i’ve actually been blogging for about fifteen years now.  it all started with diaryland way back in the day.  oh, the teenage angst… i wish i still had it just because i’m curious about what in the hell i… Continue reading happy blogiversary to me!

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instagram: my love

i was one of the first people on facebook.  that’s weird to say, right?  it is so normal now, so mainstream.  but back in 2005, it was a brand new thing and the only modern social media platform.  you had to be invited to join it.  and it was only for college kids. and it… Continue reading instagram: my love