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 fliesbut 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.
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!
“Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” ― Sarah Addison Allen
you haven’t looked out your window yet (if you live in SW Ontario), it snowed. Rather, it’s still snowing and apparently we’re supposed to get quite a lot of snow over the night. It’s funny how the moment the weather drastically changes everyone has to announce it, and everyone also gets annoyed that everyone is announcing it because I can see from my window thankyouverymuch! I’m sort of in both camps, but i’m willing to overlook any negativity because i’m just so happy we have snow falling before Christmas! I hope the weather stays and the snow keeps quietly falling because there’s nothing worse than a brown Christmas!
Hey! Thought I should check in here so you don’t think i’ve abandoned my blog. I haven’t, I’ve just been super busy! I’m looking forward to spending the Christmas break relaxing, camera in-hand of course and hopefully some nice posts materialize because of it. Stay tuned for some blogging! In the meantime, if you’re looking to keep up with my goings on, follow along on Instagram at @wheremyeyesgo
Went to the Belle Isle Aquarium for the firs time this weekend and saw so many weird and wacky fish, including these beautiful little seahorses! is it bad that this was my first time seeing a seahorse in real life? Maybe, but I was too infatuated with the beautiful colours and undulating movements of these little sea horsies!
The other night D and I went to Point Pelee National Park for sunset. It was one of those sunny, autumn, days where the weather was too good to be true and we knew that if we didn’t seize the moment, it would be a long time before we could walk outside with only a jacket again.