13 February 2018

Song of the Night

I haven't done one of these in a while, and I'm in a Willam mood so here's the song of the night!



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05 January 2018

Hurricanes Suck

Hurricanes fucking suck.

It's been years since we'd been hit hard with a storm, so when Irma was coming in hot we were a little irritated. Weekend plans totally ruined. Yard is gonna flood, just one big inconvenience.

I was feeling pretty calm, mainly because we've been through this song and dance many times before. We are Floridians, we got this.


12 November 2017

Review: Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

One of my favorite things about myself is my hair. I've always put a little more care into taking care of it versus other things in my life, and it's always shown for it. Vitamins, oils, shampoos, treatments, I've tried it all.

The most recent thing I've tried is the Tea Tree Oil shampoo from Maple Holistics.


17 October 2017

I Almost Died In Childbirth: My HELLP Story

I had my baby!

August 9, 2017
Joey was born on August 8, 2017 at 1:42 in the morning via emergency c-section.

He unexpectedly arrived roughly a month early, at 36 weeks gestation, due to me having severe preeclampsia which developed into HELLP syndrome.

I know birth stories aren't exactly everyone's bag, so please feel free to skip this post if you aren't into that kind of thing!


02 June 2017

A Lot Has Changed

I know I've been really MIA lately. This last six months has been a whirlwind of events that have essentially set my life on it's ear.

I managed to make it through the depression of losing my father then I suddenly lost my aunt in January. She had a brain aneurysm on a Sunday and was gone by Tuesday. No signs, just feeling a bit off and then suddenly gone.

Then in February we found out that I'm pregnant! We hadn't really been trying, I just stopped taking my birth control and left it in God's hands. Some people I know have taken over a year to conceive so I didn't expect anything right away, but we were one and done!


27 December 2016

Dear 2016, Please Stop

2016 seriously has absolutely no chill. 

Today we lost not only a great actress, but an advocate for mental health. 


For me, growing up, Carrie was an icon. What little girl didn't want to be Princess Leia? (I'll admit, I went through a phase where I wanted to be Lando Calrissian- don't judge me 😝)

As I got older I saw how she was very outspoken about her struggles with her own bipolar diagnosis. Knowing that she was her own best advocate makes me want to fight even harder for my own mental health, to fight for better funding for mental health awareness and treatment.  

She will be greatly missed by many. 

She is now one with the Force. 

Tonight I will start a marathon of the Star Wars movies. 

17 December 2016

Song of the Night

Twenty years later and this song is still relevant af. 

Ignore the slideshow, listen to the lyrics. 

I wish I could stay optimistic about the future given the current political state of my nation, but sadly it's impossible. 



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08 December 2016

Big Life Changes

My life has had a significant change.

My father passed away almost two weeks ago now.

He passed away on November 28th from complications of stage four lung cancer. My mother told me the next morning, on my birthday of all days.

Since I am the only child he associates with I was the one who had to take care of his arrangements. It isn't something that I ever assumed I'd be doing at the age of 32.

Oddly enough, things have been easier than I imagined. I have a feeling that it won't truly hit me until I get his ashes home to me, when I get the death certificate. I have been very preoccupied trying to get everything done and tell the people who need to know that he's gone.

I worry that one day I'll forget what his voice sounds like, his laugh or the way he smelled.

I'm sad that my children will never get the chance to meet their grandfather, and that they will be like me growing up thinking that people only have a grandmother.

I am comforted by the fact that he isn't in pain anymore, that he's with his family as he was the last surviving sibling.

Cherish your family. Tell them you love them. Spend time with them. You never know when they won't be there anymore.


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15 November 2016

Song of the Night

I heard this on Simply Kpop the other night for the first time and fell in love. This MV is so cute!

I love TWICE so much. 



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14 November 2016

Lost Posts: Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer

(This is yet another "lost post" that has been sitting in my drafts for a very long time. I did have to retake some pictures since the product pictures were taken on my old burner phone and looked horrifying.)

Of all of the things I got from my Etude House haul last week, I am the most in love with the Surprise Essence concealer. 

13 November 2016

Easy Dinner: Veal Parm

Other than skincare and makeup, cooking is one of my absolute favorite past times.

My mother always jokes that I can take a handful of random ingredients and make a fantastic dinner that she would have never in a million years thought of making. I think it comes from necessity - I hate waste, so it's not unusual for me to combine leftovers and make something entirely new.

Yesterday I was given a package of veal cutlets and had absolutely no freakin idea of what I was going to make. I've never even eaten veal!

Twenty minutes of google-fu and I found something that sounded good - veal parm.


10 November 2016

Song of the Night

Feeling a little rage tonight, even though this isn't the most rage song.

Don't be mad cuz I'm doin' me better than you doin' you. That's my mantra of the night.



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I'm Still With Her

I am so sickened and saddened by the results of the election.

If you don't wish to read more about the election and my feelings on it, I've put it under a cut.


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