It’s been a HOT MINUTE since i’ve posted here. My apologies. I’ve had lots of things swirling around lately that have put this tiny blog in the back of my mind. But i’m back, and I have two travel diaries to share with you!
Whenever I want to buy a new product, I do research on it. A lot of research. It’s easy to be fooled into buying things that promise beautiful skin or hassle-free, shiny….(insert whatever you want) because that’s exactly what you’re looking for, so you fall prey to advertising. I won’t pretend I’m an expert shopper in any sense of the word because everyone who knows me knows that sometimes I buy things that I really don’t need (like black shirts with odd, New-Wave quotes on them). But i’ve gotten smarter! Every stumble is a chance at change (groaaaaaan!)
Happy first day of Spring! What are you up to? I have the windows open while I clean and dream about the moment I can start wearing springier clothing! (Is that a word…?) What’s on your Spring wardrobe list? Here are a few things i’m looking forward to wearing this season…
I’m in a photo-taking season right now and it feels so great to be behind the lens again! So far, every weekend has taken me somewhere I wanted to snap a few photos and i’ve been collecting the little solo shots from here and there to compile into a bigger post.
This past weekend I retreated into nature with 40+ people for an annual winter youth retreat. Here we get together and hang out, have great meals, and learn about God and his purpose for our lives. And even though sleep is MINIMAL on these weekend, I always come back refreshed.
I haven’t done a beauty related blog post in ages so I felt it was time to flex the ol’ muscle and get at it again. First up: two products from OUAI. I bought the wave spray first and the only reason I did this is because while passing by Sephora, i saw a OUAI display at the door with one wave spray left; I guess my subconscious thought, Well, there’s only one – it MUST be good. (The return policy at Sephora is also pretty solid too so I knew I could return it if It didn’t work out.)
I can’t believe January is almost over! I feel like my dad waxing poetic about the good ol’ days and how fast time flies but it’s true; I just realized yesterday the days are getting longer again and it seems like only a month ago it was pitch black by 5pm. I’m not complaining though: brighter days, come on down!
This month I didn’t take too many photos like I wanted but I complied the ones I did take and talked through their inception below:
This January I ventured outdoors a lot. It wasn’t very cold so me and D were able to head out to local parks and marshes for fresh air and…beavers! I am so stoked for spring because the beavers will be out of hibernation and I’ll be able to see one in person in their natural habitat. It was so cool to stumble upon their secret hideaways. They did some serious damage to trees nearby their nests so I wonder what shenanigans they’ll be getting up to soon…We also ran into a bunch of people playing hockey and skating on the pond as we started leaving. It was so cool seeing more than 30 people throw their shoes on the boardwalk and skate along competitively or for fun!
I also embraced chilly evenings by lighting candles and relaaaaaaxing. Sometimes I forget to do this and feel so rushed and head-spun because of it. Taking an hour-two break from all the chaos of the week by reading or face-masking or doing my hair or anything that I’ve wanted to do but couldn’t, well- it helps me get my head back in the game. I’m sure you feel like this too. I also took the plunge and tried the ever instagram famous OUAI hair care line and man……this stuff is good! I think I’ll create a dedicated post just to the products i’ve been using and my thoughts on them because I did a LOT of research on her line before buying some stuff so i’d like to contribute to that body of research as best I can. I’ll also throw other bits and bobs I’ve liked in, too.
Thanks January, you were a slice.
I have been, in a word- busy.
Busy planing for my future
Busy watching Jane the Virgin (amazing!!!)
Busy living life.
I haven’t abandoned this blog all together; I miss it! I just haven’t had enough sold, thoughtful content to merit a good blog post. Or at least something I feel you would enjoy reading. I’ve also just been busy doing other things that I feel come before my blog, like seeing friends, earning money, cleaning my room, being present in the moment (whatever it means at that time). Once upon a time I used to place my blog way higher than It should have been because I enjoyed creating it so much. That moment of life served a great purpose for me and I don’t knock it in the least- my mentality towards blogs has just changed since then.
I live my life and then I blog, I don’t blog to live my life.
But that being said, I AM in the process of trying to create some cool things to post here. I hope to do that soon.
In the meantime, i’ve been on instagram more, running my little microblog so if you happen to use instagram, follow me @wheremyeyesgo!
We’re supposed to get a whole lot of snow this weekend and my thoughts are: bring it on! Last year we had very little snow, and especially very little around Christmas so the fact that my town will have some snow for the 25th is stellar. I could do without the -20 windchill and all that, but if it means having snow this time around, I’ll figure out how to withstand it.
I’m also officially on break right now from work so that’s probably why I don’t care if it snows. I’m ready to jump head first into everything CHRISTMAS and run with it this upcoming week ala Buddy the Elf!
Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year!