Blogger Spotlight: June 2018

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Another month has passed, so it’s time for another blogger spotlight. I will admit, I didn’t get to read too many posts in June. I haven’t read too many in July yet either. I’m sure there are a lot of great posts that I end up missing out on. There just really isn’t enough time in the day! If you saw my last post, you will know that I got my basement set up, so I have been spending most of my free time down there watching movies. That’s the agenda for tonight too, but I wanted to get this post up first. I’ve also got some other posts planned that I want to get started on as well.

Without further ado, here are a few posts from June that I really enjoyed.

The One with the Basement [Weekly Photo Roundup #4]

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Happy first of July! I can’t believe June is over already. This whole year has just been flying by so far! I still remember sitting alone in my room on New Years Eve and thinking that 2018 was going to be just another less than stellar year that blends in with previous years. I couldn’t even have told you when the last really good thing to happen to me was. I had no idea at that moment what 2018 had in store for me. We’re now six months into this year and my car has been paid off, I’m sitting in my own home that I purchased (and just made my first mortgage payment), and I’ve finally got my basement set up, which has been a dream of mine for quite some time.

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.