One Year of Blogging!

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It’s June 21st, which means I’ve officially hit the one year mark here on my blog! Of course I’ve been blogging way longer than a year, but this was my first year being back after a six year break. It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since my first post here at Surrealistique.

I would be lying if I said I still showed the same enthusiasm as I did when I first created this blog. I don’t want to be negative, but I want to be real, so I figured I would share my feelings on the matter. As much as I do enjoy blogging, it does feel like a chore at times. I think it’s the pressure from the blogging community that you have stick to a certain schedule and don’t go too long without posting. Do this. Do that. I just can’t stick with that rhythm any longer. Writing and posting is enjoyable to me when I feel like I have something I want to share, but I don’t want to force it.

Purple Paradise Bath Bomb

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If any of you remember my Sparimo Unboxing a while back, this Purple Paradise bath bomb is one of the items I received, and I was excited to try it. I finally got around to using it last weekend, and I really liked it. It was so pretty! The only downside was that it didn’t really have much of a smell, but the colors kind of made up for it. It was a very deep purple, with a mixture of some pink and gold hues. I would definitely use this bomb again. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Renew VoxBox

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I got this Renew VoxBox last month from Influenster. I am really late getting this post up, but it arrived just a few days before I moved, so I was super busy doing last minute packing. Then of course I had to unpack and get settled, so I only recently tried out the products in this box within the past week.

I did not get any good photos of the box/products because I was dumb and decided to take the photos on my bed. It was later that I realized what a terrible idea that was. Kitty Cameron loves to lay on my bed, so his cat hair was pretty visible. I decided not to include the other photos for that reason.

Some More Decor

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I put up some wall art in my house over the weekend, so I wanted to share with you guys. I ordered all the wall art from Retro Planet. This is not a sponsored post, but I wanted to let you know where I got these goodies in case any of you ever want to get anything similar. They have some really cool retro style stuff!

I don’t have the money to create my dream diner kitchen that I’ve always wanted, but I still wanted to go with a retro diner/cafe style decor for it. I am absolutely in love with this Eat decal! It looks like it’s painted on the wall, and I just feel like it gives the kitchen a nice vibe. Plus, I love to eat. The table is bare because I need to figure out how I want to decorate it to give it a diner vibe. I might add a retro style table cloth or something. I will also eventually be changing the valance/curtains.

Blogger Spotlight: May 2018

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I haven’t been able to read too many blog posts in the last month or so due to being pretty busy. There are so many great bloggers and posts, it’s hard to keep up with them all. Still, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, so I figured now that a new month is upon us, it would be a good time to start.

I know some other bloggers have done posts like this, and I think it’s a great idea. If you’re a blogger and are creating worthwhile posts, you should be recognized for such. Likewise, it’s good for readers to discover some posts that they might be interested in checking out.

This post will feature some posts from May that I really enjoyed.

Weekly Photo Roundup #3

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It has been three months since the last time I did one of these posts. Oops. If you’re new here, it’s basically just a picture post that showcases some of the photos I’ve taken and things I’ve been up to within the last week.

Not too much has been happening this past week. I’m still getting settled in my new house, but it already has such a cozy vibe. I still need to hang things on the wall though. I ordered some wall decals today to put up in the kitchen, so I can’t wait to get them. I want the kitchen decor to be retro/diner style, so hopefully it turns out okay.

The basement is still just a storage space for now until I’m able to buy what I need to turn half of it into a little movie room. I wish I could do it right away, but I’m just not able to at the moment, so I keep telling myself to be patient.

Settling In

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It’s almost nearing two weeks since my last post, but like I said in my last entry, I would probably be too busy to post. That has definitely been the case. I’ve been busy packing, moving, and unpacking. I still have to unpack all my movies and books, but I’ve managed to get everything else unpacked and put away.

It still feels a little surreal that I’m a home owner now, but I am really enjoying it here so far. It has been so much fun decorating to my liking and putting my own personality into the house. I do not have anything to put on some of the walls yet, and I still need to get the curtains up, but it’s already looking so cozy. I am in love!