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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?
Happy 4th of Independence day! While you’re all going to barbeques and watching fireworks I’ll be here at home sleeping off a nasty head cold. I am not bitter or anything.
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.
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.
So I’ve done it! I actually met with someone. I won’t lie she took the first step in asking to meet, but I still did it! We will call her El. El is into vintage style (which she pulls off so well I am actually a little jealous!). She is a part of the military, and loves food. We went for breakfast on Sunday morning, and it was awkward at first, because how the hell do you start conversations nowadays? Eventually we settled in to a comfortable conversation that had us bonding. I was nervous trying to decide on what to wear because I want make a good impression, but not seem like I tried too hard. I ended up with high waist skinny jeans, a mustard colored blouse and a blue open sweater. I completely forgot to take a picture because I was nervous and completely forgot.
We ended up chatting from 9:30 am until 3 so, I think it went well. We did exchange numbers so we just have to maintain this new, precarious friendship we built. I am thinking this Saturday a little farmer’s market date, where we can eat and walk around. Now, I just have to plan what to wear…
So, you must have heard that Sense8 has been cancelled and recently has released it’s 2 hour series finale. I’ve actually seen this when it first came out, and I fell in love with each of the 8 characters and their lovers and friends. Imagine how crushed I was that this was over, not only did it have strong (and even vulnerable) female characters, but had great representation of love, friendship, and family. Before watching the finale, I decided to binge watch the entire 2 seasons and relived why I love it so much!
First off, Lito is my absolute favorite characters and may be my spirit animal. His relationship with Hernando and even dani was amazing. Not to mention the amazing chemistry of Amanita and Nomi ( I love Amanita!). I was not entirely onboard with Kala and Wolfgang at first, I did grow to love them because they are just amazing characters. The show can be a little slow at times, while extremely fast paced at others. Not to mention the storylines had so much information you had to pay attention to or else you will miss something. If you don’t pay attention you can be left feeling confused. Plus, if you are not comfortable with watching nude or sex scenes, I don’t actually know what to tell you. While I can see that the show was probably really expensive to film especially since it was filmed on location, I wished that Netflix would have given us 1 new season as opposed to a 2 hour finale. This would have been great for a premium cable channel like HBO or Showtime.
There was a couple of questions I was left with after watching the finale, but I loved the ending. I just wished it was not over.
So Monday I made a very spontaneous decision to cut my hair and I don’t mean just a trim either I mean 5+ inches to lob off. With summer approaching and just the desire to have a low maintenance hair, while also making sure I keep it healthy I decided to cut it off.
As you can see the ends were a lot lighter which is the result of various dye jobs. The ends were also split and because I had some layers it was all uneven. I also kinda just wanted to start fresh, sort of like a blank slate for my hair. My natural hair color is just a mousy brown, which I don’t usually like but while this sort of natural ombre was nice it kept getting tangled.
While the stylish went shorter than I asked and went a bit too liberal on the layers in the back, I’m old enough to know that hair grows back and to not be upset. I actually like it now that I have had a couple of days to really get used to it and make it me. I think I look funny with bed head because my hair literally sticks up everywhere.
What do you all think?
So Friend-wise I still have yet to meet anyone face to face, which leads me to have questions like:
Am I taking things to slow?
Do people even want to be my friend?
Should I just ask?
How long does one even wait until you ask someone to meet?
It’s just so hard trying to make friends when your no longer going to parties, around people the same age as you at school, or you know hate your job… but I am trying. I just didn’t realize how insecure you start to feel when you really want something as simple as making a friend.
I’m still having chats with people though, while some have fizzled out I still have quite a few that I keep up a steady stream of chatter with. Hopefully next week I will have an update, something that will give me (and you) hope that this whole internet friendship stuff works.
Since moving to Idaho we have tried to make our new house feel like a home. It’s just my husband and me, so we try to make each other feel special. In order to do so, we have adopted a couple of traditions to make sure we don’t get homesick. Some we do together, others we do separately.
Saturday Morning Breakfast.
This is a huge breakfast that we make and eat together. It usually involves coffee, pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Sometimes we switch it up with some bagels and lox, pastries, or a quiche. We always eat together though, with no phones around and talk. This is the most important part.
Taking the dogs for a long walk
Now that we have Auri it’s really hard for one of us to walk the dogs. Auri is still a puppy and not used to the leash so she ends up winding it around the person walking her. This annoys the walker and Tesla, our other dog. We make sure that after breakfast we make time for the dogs as well. Taking them on a long walk around the neighborhood gives us a chance to go out, explore our area and exercise the dogs.
Taking time for a bath and audiobooks
I am not usually a big fan of audiobooks, but I am a huge fan of baths and reading. I don’t trust myself not to get the book I am reading wet so turning on an audiobook is the next best thing. The bath usually consists of a bath bomb, bath salts, or bubbles (because you are never too old for bubbles!). This is a time I have for myself, no cats, dogs or husband. Just me relaxing. Trust me it is great for your mental health.
This list isn’t very long but it is something we do every weekend that is sort of becoming a tradition. Do you have any traditions you do on the weekends?
Another week has past by and I am here to update you on how my friend making process is going…
That seems to the word of words for this process. I know that it would be long and drawn out before I can meet and make anything resembling a friendship but an impatient person! Why can’t I just have a BFF overnight! Let me let the rational side of me take over before I start crying and kicking up a tantrum on the floor.
so DB has not gotten back to me since my last update. She is currently having some personal issues so I understand if she doesn’t have time to talk to a stranger. Right now I think this is going to go no where, but I will stay positive that and hope that when she solves these issues we can continue to talk again. HF and I have been texting back and forth trying to get to know each other. We have some things in common, but it worries me that she seems like a huge health nut and I’m over here trying not to spend all my time thinking about nachos… They say opposites attract right?
I’ve ran out of people to match with, which is really disappointing. I also only matched with one person and she hasn’t tried to even contact me at all. It does say that 5 people are saying ‘Hey!’ but I cannot view who they are or know who they are because of how the app works. So disappointing. I keep checking another week before dropping this app.
I still think this site is a bit weird to use and much more of a networking site rather than a friendship finding site. I haven’t used it much, but I won’t drop it yet until I have actually tried to use it to find friends.
I have found 2 more apps to try making friends on
Unfortunately this does not have too many people in my area but it is easy to use. How it works is if you want too skip people you swipe them over (yes kinda like tinder) and if you do you like them. This is better than Hey! Vina because you can see who has liked you and if you want you can like back! Woo!
Most people know Bumble as a dating site, but you can also use it to find friends. This has been the most successful friendship app I have already been matched and have started conversations with a couple of people. I won’t share anything yet, because I want to see who lasts and who gets voted off the island… wait this is not survivor. I don’t even watch that show. The one thing I don’t like about Bumble is that if your matched you only have 24 hours to start a conversation or respond before it expires. That is a little weird and makes me nervous.
So I wanted to make sure I keep you up to date on what’s happening in my quest for making friends. I want to bring you all along for every step of the way.
First things first, I dumped FriendMatch. While they had a lot of people to choose from they didn’t have very many in my area. In fact there was only 3 and they weren’t really in the area of Idaho that I was in. So while that could have turned me off the the whole experience in general It actually spurred me to find another site and I did.
Hey! Vina is a mobile app that is pretty easy to use an reminds reminds me of tinder in the sense that you swipe if you want to skip. They also have quizzes you can take that determine your friendship personality. It’s been pretty fun so far. There are a couple of things I don’t like. First if someone sends you a “hey!” you can’t see who it is unless you send them “hey!” as well, so if someone likes your profile you don’t know unless you like them back. Another thing is that if you do match with someone they immediately encourage you to meet in person. I don’t know about you all but I want to get to know someone before meeting them.
I’ve actually have had some success on this site. There’s two potential friends that I am talking to now. The first I will call DB. DB is having a bit of a tough time right now, and laid everything out in our first message to each other. It is somewhat refreshing so I don’t get any surprise drama, I decided to stick around in case she needs a sympathetic ear. The second one I will call HF, we have some stuff in common and although she is a bit older than me and a bit spiritual I hope it works out. HF actually gave me her phone number so I am going to try texting her today (not call, because who does that!).
Is still a little weird for me to use but the users are all very responsive. Hopefully I can find some people in my area. I find the site a bit tough to navigate through but I hope I will get used to it. Besides people responding to my posts I have not really gotten to know anyone personally. Hopefully this changes or it is cut from the list.