Lifestyle: Introducing Mordechai

I think I have mentioned Tesla before but since I am not longer writing on Barking up the Tree and will start writing about my pet adventures here I want to give all my pets a introduction so you can get to know them. Mordechai is the oldest and therefore should go first! Warning: Pic Spam Ahead!

Mordechai has an extremely calm and easy going personality. He is one of the most friendliest cats I have ever had.  He does get anxious however when he goes to the vet, his absolutely least favorite place in the world.

Mordechai loves to burrow under the blanket and cuddle.  This usually results in a paw to the face when he decides to do this. It is gentle though no claws! He also has a knack for climbing and can be spotted sleeping in high places. He also really likes laying on shoes and clothes.

Mordechai is my 10 thousand dollar cat. He has had a quite a bit of health problems, none of which he is a fault for. This is what stemmed his fear of vet. He has prevailed though and has seemed to prosper despite this.

Mordechai has long hair grey hair with stripes. He loves getting brushed so his long hair is not a problem to groom. He likes to groom himself though and gets hairballs. Sometimes he does get some poopie bits stuck in his long fur and neither of us like when that happens.

Mordechai is very tolerant of his siblings.  Despite being the oldest of his siblings he still has the energy to play. He can be seen most mornings chasing Cheeto around the house.

Mordechai likes to groom his siblings and is learning to get along with Auri. His favoritesibling is probably Tesla as she gives him his space and cuddles when needed.

 

Let’s Make Friends Update #5

So I moved away from the apps and I am trying to connect more through texts. I figure I will try to maintain and connect more to people I have met. I have been meeting El and building our friendship which has been fun and I am so glad to have actually found someone I like. I also have met with a friend of mine from high school, can you believe that!? I’ll call her Wind and it is such a trip I haven’t seen her in over twelve years, so we are reconnecting and it seems to be going well.

I will also be meeting a couple of other girls who hopefully I can build friendships as well. Hopefully next week I can have a longer update.

Lifestyle: Life Update

Yes, I am getting white hairs. While I have been getting white hairs for a while, it seems different somehow. You know what they say, pluck one and two more take it’s place? well it seems to be true. Maybe it’s because I am in my 30s now but I just let them stay now and try to own it like I wanted them (no idea if I do yet).

I also was accepted into a internship program, which excites and delights me, but also makes me apprehensive. It is at a coroner’s office and while I don’t mind being around dead bodies it does give me pause because I am unsure of what I actually will be seeing. Plus, being an intern at 30 is a bit weird but that is what happens when you don’t have the money/ability to get loans after high school. It’s something I have to accept, although the feeling I get when I see people who already have the careers they want (and are younger than me) is ugly and I hate it. I will just take it as a lesson learned.

In other news however, I have been trying to get out more. Going to open air markets, farmers markets and just trying to have a positive outlook on life because I need a change to my mentality and unless I do something things wont change.

What have you all been doing?

What is in my purse?*


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I’ve actually never done a post like this but it has been done by bloggers for a long time so I decided ‘why not?’, since it looks like a lot of fun and gives some details into my life.

In the spring and summer I like using small bright purses (as well as tote bags) to carry around my things. This is mostly because I am a lot more mobile during these times, especially since the weather is awesome.

Using a small purse also helps me carry a lighter load and filter out the trash and products that I don’t need at the moment. I am currently using this cute pink purse (which you can purchase here). I purchased it on discount and I love it. The straps are long enough to use it like a cross body but I love the size and look. There is a small zipper pocket inside which carries the necessities. I like the minimalist design, since it only has a small crown on it, I picked pink because I don’t have many purses this shade, but it is super cute. I wasn’t worried about it looking like a child’s purse either since it is big enough to be different. Either way I love it! It also comes in a couple different colors if pink isn’t your favorite.

Got this wallet for only $10. Love the cute pineapple print and it matches the brightness of my purse!

Of course I have to have my sunglasses, considering that Independence day is in July I like to use these babies.

 Hand lotion is a must in my purse especially since I am constantly using it through out the day, currently I am using Nivea soft hands moisturizer. I don’t like the twist off top but it is great travel size. For my lips I am using Vasoline creme brulee lip therapy and when I want to add I little color I use elf lip balm tint in a pretty rose color.

These are the necessities that have to have in every purse, tampons, advil and a hairtie! What do you have in your purse?

Music: My 5 happy songs!

As a music lover I have a playlist for every occasion, so on those days where I let the gloom get the best of me I have a playlist I can put on that makes me happy. Some are for nostalgia and some are upbeat, of course all these songs are personal preference. So if you agree great! if not tell me the songs you like. FYI this is not the full list, just 5 songs from the list.

All Star – Smash Mouth

Odds Are – Bare Naked Ladies

Good to be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer

Buddy Holly – Weezer

Have it all – Jason Mraz

 

If you don’t have a happy playlist, I suggest you get on your way to making one. For me personally it really lifts my mood.

Fashion: #OOTD Green Summer

I haven’t had much time to take pictures of me wearing the clothes, since surprisingly I have been extremely busy. I am trying to wear less black and different types of sandals than flip flops. I’ve been going for more lightweight shirts, and I really love this one I recently purchased from HERE while I did not like the fact I had to order up, I did fall in love with it. The shirt is made of 95% Viscoce, 5% Spandex and has this weird combination of being clingy but loose. The shoes are a taupe wrap sandal from bamboo that is extremely comfortable. I love the simple yet stylish look of them. The shorts are old from Cotton on but they are really comfortable and perfect for a day of relaxing or walking around the farmers market (which is how I have been spending my days). I went with a comfortable style and didn’t go for accessories mostly because I wanted to be simple. I used a tote bag to complete the look.

what have you been wearing?

e.l.f Mattifying Mask

I love masks, as almost everyone I know does. Not only do they help your skin, but they are fun to use. I recently purchased this e.l.f Mattifying Mask and I really wasted no time in using it. I really love clay masks but they can break the bank, seeing that e.l.f Cosmetics has this beauty for only $8 you know I had to get it. Apparently it has French Green clay, which is a little weird since the mask isn’t green, but It is what it is. This mask deep cleans your skin while minimizing the appearance of pores, which I recently have been having a problem with. Plus with summer my face tends to look shiny so I hoped this would help. Plus it’s vegan and cruelty free so Hello? a win-win all around.

The mask was easy to spread across my face and was smooth in texture. Plus I realized early on that a little actually goes a long way, which is great. It makes me optimistic that this mask would last me a while. It took around 10 mins for it to dry completely, which is fast as most clay masks take at least 15. my face was not shiny at all and I noticed a different with my pores. My skin was also very smooth, and not dry at all like most other masks. This would be a great morning mask to use on those light make up days. When I am out I am most certainly repurchasing!

Music: Current Top 10 Playlist

It’s the beginning of July and of course that means another top 10 playlist. This list is constantly changing so I always like to see what changes and what stays the same.

June top 10:

  1. Wolves – Selena Gomez
  2. Me Enamore – Shakira
  3. Young, Dumb, & Broke – Khalid
  4. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
  5. Cross My Mind Part 2 – ARIZONA, Kiiara
  6. Electric Feel – MGMT
  7. BloodStream – The Chainsmokers
  8. MILK – BROCKHAMPTON
  9. Stole the Show – Kygo, Parson James
  10. Something Dangerous – Hoodie Allen

July top 10:

Hoodie Allen – Something Dangerous

Big Boi – All Night

Ed Sheeran – Don’t

The Chainsmokers, Coldplay – Something Just like this

Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton Musical) – Satisfied

Royce Da 5’9, Eminem, King Green – Caterpillar

Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything for Love

Lil Dicky, Brendon Urie – Molly

Kenny Chesney – American Kids

Jon Bellion – Human

Well, theres my top 10 music for this month, what is your favorite song right now?

June Rants and Raves

I cannot believe that it is already July. June seriously just came and went. Maybe because I was super busy this month, I went out more and just was trying to keep an all around positive mood. Trust me this helps.

Octopus Takoyaki – Rave:

I love street food! Not only is it made right when you order it, but it is affordable and so good. While the Takoyaki pictured here is Octopus, next to it you also have Sweet pork dumplings. Yum!

Pineapple Earrings from Charming Charlies – Rave:

Love these little things. They are just studs but I love pineapples and they add a pop of color to any dull outfit.

Books- Rant:

So I haven’t had any time to read, and it makes me feel guilty and stupid. I know I shouldn’t think that way but it does. I will be setting aside some time to read through, just because I do love to read and I really miss it.

Hard Cider – Rave:

I am loving Hard Cider. I’ve never really had it before but Idahoans seem to love it and well now so do I!

So that is all for rants and raves not too many things but that’s okay.