• 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…

  • Books,  Fun

    Random Life: Bookish Chat

    Hi! Welcome. I’m going to be a little random today. ^_^ I’m still working on getting some miscellaneous things organized, but my office is almost done, what I’m calling the art room is almost done, and I have a pile of random stuff in the kitchen and one more picture to hang, that I need a frame for, and then I’ll be done! I cannot wait. I’m used to having clutter on my dining table, so it isn’t really bothering me, but I still want to clear it off. For some reason I really want September to be over. I just feel like it’s lasting forever. Am I the only…

  • 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…

  • News & Updates

    More Adventures In House Hunting

    We close on the townhouse tomorrow. I’m currently typing this in a hotel room, my temporary housing, and there are updates! As of Monday, I have a paved driveway, cabinets, vinyl flooring in the laundry room and bathrooms, and beautiful, beautiful paint! See pictures!! I’m so in love with the aqua. 😀 It’s called Serendipity. ^_^ The gray color is called Elemental. Look at how the aqua pops from the living room! The left picture is the Library/Office, and my bedroom is also that color. Right picture is the living room. I went to the paint store already knowing what I wanted, so the goal was to find the closest…

  • Happy Dance,  News & Updates

    Adventures In House Hunting

    I didn’t post last week because I was a stress ball, but I have updates!! 😀 First, I’m moving out in less than two weeks, and I’m going to be displaced for a few weeks after, but I’ve already made arrangements, so while there is still stress, there’s not as much as there was. Second, I made an offer the day after my last post. I saw a total of nine houses over 3 days. I probably wouldn’t have looked at so many if I knew exactly what I wanted, but I wasn’t settled on anything. For example, I had a few things I considered deal breakers, but I still…