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Life Update + Blog Thoughts: A Very Chatty Post

Well. I definitely didn’t intend to disappear from my blog for three weeks, but that is certainly what has happened. And it wasn’t just here. I kind of disappeared from all my standard internet hangouts (socials, awesome blogging groups, etc.) Why? Well, I wrote a big ole caption on this Instagram post covering that, but in case you don’t follow me on Insta or don’t want to click over, allow me to sum up with a nice list. The inauguration happened. I began ingesting way, WAY, too many articles about politics. I got depressed. Then I got super sick for ten days. Once I felt healthy again, I felt stuck...

Kiwi Crate Review: Solar System

I’m here today for what may be the last Kiwi Crate review for awhile! Before I get into the review I do want to make perfectly clear that I absolutely love this subscription box. I recommend it for anyone with young kiddos, especially those homeschooling. Kiwi Crate provides STEAM projects that are equal parts fun and educational, and I can’t recommend them enough. We are pausing our subscription simply for time and budget reasons. With our daughter in school now, our days are pretty packed. This box is actually from November, but we didn’t get around to assembling it until mid-December! We also have many trips and adventures planned for...

The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box: Winter Edition

I really enjoy wearing makeup on occasion. But I don’t own a lot of it. As I’ve mentioned, I find shopping for makeup overwhelming. This year, I’ve also made a commitment to buy only cruelty-free beauty products. This makes shopping for makeup even more of a process. Therefore, I have no plans to stop receiving my Vegan Cuts Makeup Box anytime soon. For those who don’t know, The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a quarterly subscription box featuring only full-size products. It is customized to your personal preferences via survey and shipped straight to your door for $39.95 per month (plus free shipping withing the United States.) The winter box...

2017 Goals

Ahhhh, 2017! I am quite excited to be welcoming in this new year. It’s only day three and exciting plans are already happening! My first trip out of the country is booked. I have tickets for my first Harry Potter con. Also, this version of my blog turned one on the first! I debated planning something fun for my first year in this new space, but realized I was quite okay with letting it slide quietly by. I love my blog, and I can’t wait to put out great content this year for all you awesome readers! Onto my 2017 goals! For the past few years I’ve been enjoying setting...

Bye-Bye, 2016

I cannot believe today is already the last day of 2016. Though honestly, I’m not too sad to say goodbye to this year. It had many good things of course, but both in my personal life and especially on a global level, 2016 really wasn’t a stellar year. Despite this rocky year, I’m thrilled with how fantastic the last week of 2016 has been. My kiddo was on school vacation (her first big one) and I did NOTHING this entire week except playtime. I mean, yes, I kept up with house chores, but I did no work. No art. No blogging. I was mostly absent from the internet. I put...

The Merry Fictional Blog Challenge Tag!

In spite of Christmas prep completely taking over my week, I wanted to get this super fun & festive post up! Katy from Oh So Geeky created this fun tag, and I wanted to join in on the holiday fun. Feel free to do The Merry Fictional Blog Challenge yourself, just make sure to link back to Oh So Geeky! Advent Calendar: Traditions you celebrate during December? We don’t have any specific traditions. My daughter counts down the days until Christmas using an advent countdown calendar my grandmother made me when I was born. Our family tradition consists of opening presents on Christmas Eve morning because Christmas Day is spent...