Lifestyle: Introducing Aurelian

Auri is the youngest of the Bunch. She still has that puppy energy, which mommy and daddy try to wear out before bedtime. Auri loves to chew everything in her path so footwear, wires, and furniture needs to be protected around her.

Auri does not have long hair like Tesla so so does not require as much grooming. She has been healthy since we have gotten her and hopefully it stays that way for a long time.  

Auri likes to think she gets along with everyone, but is quickly starting to learn that she is the low dog on the totem pole. Mordechai tolerates her, Tesla will play with her and Cheeto tries to bully her. We shall see how this all plays out!

Lifestyle: Introducing Cheeto

Cheeto is a princess in her daddy’s eyes, to everyone else she is a bit of a troublemaker. Energetic and loving Cheeto loves to play, eat and cuddy. She purrs so low you can hear it from across the room, it sounds like a little motor boat. 

Cheeto is long haired just like Mordechai, but unlike Mordechai, Cheeto is a neat freak. She is constantly trying to clean everyone and everything, I feel like she is constantly judging me about cleanliness. Cheeto is also a perfectly healthy cat!

Cheeto acts like a princess around everyone, her favorite person is her daddy. She doesn’t let anyone push her around and bullies Auri any chance she gets. Mordechai doesn’t let her get away with it thought and will clop her one if she gets too out of hand. 

Health: Weigh me down

Something has gotta change, and that is me. I know I have been saying this for a while but I need to lose weight. I stepped on the scale the other day and I really did not like what I saw, and it is no ones excuse but my own. I have also been noticing a change in my body that I really do not like. 

I keep saying this, but I am in my thirties, I can’t keep doing this to my self and If I want to live a long happy life I need to start taking measures to make sure that happens. I’ve set a couple of easy goals for myself and make sure I develop healthy habits and routines

  1. Drink More Water
  2. Loose 5 pounds
  3. Absolutely no “Fast Food”
  4. Eat more Greens
  5. Be Active at least a Half an hour a day.

Hopefully with these goals I can see improvements. Once these goals are met I can expand upon them and create more easy goals to reach my most important one!

Beauty: My Beauty Diary Citrus Firming Mask

I’ve been a bit busy that my skincare routine has taken a bit of a hit, in between school, my internship, trying to make time for friends, getting the house in order, and now preparing my the Mother in Laws visit I have been doing the minimum in skincare. I am changing that now since I’ve noticed my skin is needed a little work. 

I’m getting older and I can just let this go to the wayside. Digging through my many sheet masks I noticed this little thing and new it was what I needed. My Beauty Diary Citrus Firming Aroma Mask promotes firming, circulation, Moisturizing as well as oil control and skin softening. Plus the aroma is supposed to help relieve stress, it is exactly what I needed. 

I will say that why it did smell citrusy I did get the aroma part of the mask, maybe it worked though since I was relaxed. I just couldn’t tell what caused it. The sheet was drenched in essence and it fit over my face pretty nicely

Sorry about the weird face…

My face did feel smooth and refreshed. I could tell that it worked to heal some of the damage ignoring my skincare had done. 

Lifestyle: Introducing Tesla

Tesla is our lovable cuddly bear. I’ve mentioned her a couple of times before and she is nothing but an absolute doll. 

While being a total cuddle bug, she loves to play more than anything. Her favorite games are Tug of War and Keep away. Her stamina is not the best but her adorable personality makes up for it.

Tesla hates baths, but she behaves at the groomers. She gets groomed every couple of months and looks like a brand new dog after.

We learned at a very young age, with Tesla that she suffers from a variety of allergies. She cannot eat any poultry, grains or really anything good.  She is also allergic to grass…

Tesla has one dog sister and two cat siblings whom she adores. Her eldest sibling Mordechai, does not play as much as she likes, but she doesn’t mind. Cheeto, on the other hand, loves playing and Usually takes Tesla on a wild goose chase. Auri is a bit hyper with Tesla, but Tesla is learning how to play with Auri

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?

Music: Bands I can always listen to!

One of the (only) things I have in common with my dad is my love for music. It was one of the only ways I could really bond with him, and even now at 31 years old it is one of the things I can talk to him about. Below is the list of bands that no matter what decade, or how old I am I can always listen to. 

The Beatles

John, Paul, George, and Ringo are the core 4 and the first band crush I ever had. Their songs evoke every emotion I have and no matter what mood I am in The Beatles will always have a song for it. 

Elvis Presley

This hip shaker would always have a special place in my heart. His music is fun and ageless. A Little Less Conversation was one of the first songs I remember singing with my dad, so maybe I may have a bit bias to it and him. 

Coldplay

I don’t know what it is about Coldplay that makes me just absolutely love them, but I do. Every song just reaches my soul and makes me feel something. Plus, Chris Martin smiling just makes my day.

Sublime

Growing up in California by beachside in the 90s, of course, I listened to Sublime. So naturally now, living in Idaho I can’t change any song that comes on by them as nostalgia hits and I do get a tiny bit of longing towards the coast. 

Iron Maiden

Yes, I can be a bit of a metal head and I even went and watched them live. One of the best concerts I have gone to hands down. The music is amazing as well as the lyrics to all of their songs. Also the voice of Bruce Dickinson just may be my absolute favorite.

A Day to Remember

Another band whose concerts I make sure to go. The love for the band is one of the first times I actually felt a connection with my husband, so much so that we used one of their songs for our first dance.

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?