A Decade of Selfies: 2007-2017

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I got this idea from Hunida’s post. I think it’s so cool to look back at older photos and see how your appearance has changed and progressed. Personally, I don’t think I’ve changed that much, aside from some different hairstyles and questionable makeup choices. I was 18 (turning 19) in 2007, and I am 29 now.  The selfie at the top of this post is my most current one.

December Glam Bag

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I finally received my December glam bag from Ipsy. I didn’t think it was ever going to get here. I know Ipsy says that the December bags can be a little late because of the holiday’s, but it was over a week late, so I was worried it wasn’t coming.

When I opened the bag after it arrived, I discovered that it was missing an item. This was the second time that happened since I first signed up over a year ago. I contacted them, and they are shipping me the missing item.

The bag:
I think this is one of the prettiest ipsy bags I’ve gotten so far. I absolutely love the metallic silver with the aqua blue mixed in. It’s gorgeous and perfect for Winter.

Christmas Day: Food & Gifts

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Every year, my mom always wakes me up super early (between 8 and 9 am). We then open gifts, which takes us at least an hour to open. I have no idea why it takes us so long. Kitty Cameron was sitting with us while we were opening presents, and of course he was observing and sniffing everything. I got him some new treats for Christmas, and he sniffed them out before I even got them open. He gobbled them down, so he must have liked them. This was the first Christmas without kitty Chloe, since she passed away on Halloween. She used to always love playing with the wrapping paper. Cameron, surprisingly, doesn’t do that. However, he does always try to fit himself inside of the bag that we put the torn off wrapping paper in. He did that this year as well, and a piece of paper with some tape on it got stuck to his fur. He noticed right away, so he jumped out and started running around trying to get it off. I was cracking up! Cats are so silly.

Merry Christmas!

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It’s now after midnight here, so I guess it’s officially Christmas here where I live. I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope your day is well. Hopefully you all get everything you wished for.

The night before Christmas Eve, my mom and I made cookies. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. They were just the pre-made Tollhouse cookies that you stick in the oven, and my mom made them. I did put the sprinkles on, but aside from that I was busy watching a show on the ID channel and eating mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers.

6 Months of Blogging!

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I can’t believe it has already been six months since I created this blog! Time sure does fly. I was an active blogger from 2005-2011 until I decided to give it up, and I stayed gone for a solid six years. There were times I contemplated getting back into blogging, and it was something that I thought about quite a bit before creating this one. I was worried I wouldn’t have anything worth writing about though. It was a little different back then. Blogging was more like a journal open to the public. A lot of bloggers, myself included, would blog about every little thing that was happening in our lives. Of course, when you’re a teenager and then transition into your 20’s, there’s a lot more drama and craziness. At least that’s how it was for me. Now that I’m in my late 20’s, my life is pretty much a borefest. I go to work, come home, eat, play with my cat, watch TV shows or movies, go to sleep, repeat.

Elvive by L’Oréal Paris VoxBox

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I received my second VoxBox from Influenster this past week. This time I got the Elvive Revive box from L’Oréal Paris. This box only came with one product unlike the last box I received. It’s a free full sized product though, so I certainly can’t complain. Especially since I love hair products. It still amazes me that I’m able to receive products to try for free in exchange for my opinions on them.

With this Elvive VoxBox, you could actually receive one of three different hair products from L’Oréal’s Elvive line. This line of products is aimed at repairing hair damage. You could either get the Damage-Erasing Balm, Extraordinary Oil Treatment, or the Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. You didn’t get to pick which one you wanted. Influenster does that themselves based on your responses to their survey that you have to respond to before you can be in the running.

Christmas Treats You Should Make This Season

I was browsing around for some holiday sweets and snacks ideas, and I thought I would share some favorites that I found. I would probably go for the Christmas Tree brownies myself because those look super easy to make. Plus, I’m a sucker for brownies. I wish I could make everything on this list though. Everything looks so good, and now I’m super hungry.

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies