• Facts of Life

    A Basketful of Ideas

    Once upon a time I was going to start a blog about beauty products. I had preliminary sketches of what the site would look like and how it would be organized. It was going to be all about natural and organic beauty products and how to find the right products for your skin. While I’m still into it to a degree, skin care was once a HUGE passion of mine. I was always trying new things: drugstore brands, department store crap, and everything in between. I once gave an entire Oil of Olay set to a friend who almost wouldn’t take it because she thought it was too expensive for…

  • Facts of Life,  Work-In-Progress

    Goals! Let’s Talk About Goals!

    😀 Hi. It’s me. Back in the hot seat exposing my ill-begotten dreams of 2020. It was going to be super productive and amazing, and I would not only get my creative life back on track, I would conquer ALL the other goals as well. Obviously, none such things happened. First. Things change. Change is my achilles heel. Second. 2020 was crazy and busy and weird and exhausting and kind of good but also a mess. Third. I had 10 freaking goals for 2020. That’s too many. Let’s talk about them. First, the goals I met.  One: Read 53 Books I did this. I read 59. It was a good year…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Reading

    LibraryOffice Update

    Hello! ^_^ So before I get to the photos, I wanted to talk a little bit about what I ended up doing. Originally, I wanted an entire wall filled with shelves, not quite going up to the ceiling because I’m short, along with a basic desk with a drawer or two to house my ridiculous pen collection. I considered custom shelving, but as my budget for everything changed multiple times over the moving process, I looked into other options while I was making up my mind. So, first, IKEA. I like their Billy shelves, they look good, but I really wanted gray shelves, so it was a compromise from the…

  • Facts of Life

    Random Life: Books & Unpacking

    Guys!! There’s going to be a reading update next month! I’m hoping to finish one more book by month’s end. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but I’m excited to be reading with some consistency again. 😀 Especially since I’m not sure I can keep to my book spending goal. Like, I was trying to not buy too much more than 26 books this year, but it’s July, and I’m at 25. Technically, I’m over that, but I’m not counting some of them since I was buying them more for decoration, even though I’m totally planning on reading them as well. Lol! This goal is mostly to help me…

  • Facts of Life,  News & Updates

    Hotel Life & Shopping For Stuff

    So, I’ve been in hotels for two and a half weeks now. I say hotels because the first one was driving me kind of batty. I wasn’t trying to be a pampered diva, but between it being right in front of the interstate, the internet not working most of the time, and the super loud noises coming from the air conditioner, pipes, and refrigerator (like a persistent LOUD buzzing that lasted for hours at a time), I was feeling pretty stressed. On top of that, the bed wasn’t comfortable, and most nights, in the middle of the night, people would be out in the hallway fighting. And also, it wasn’t…