Friday, November 28, 2014

Check in, Check out!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I'm sorry i have been M.I.A. for almost a month now. My life has slowly started developing and i have been trying to get adjusted to work and life itself. Needless to say, i stay pretty busy between work, family, and having a boyfriend but i have put a little time aside to write this post tonight and so far so good :). 

Have you guys starting decorating for Christmas yet? I have! FINALLY! I'd say i pretty happy with the looks of my room, i'll be putting up the rest of the decorations Sunday and Monday! I've noticed my color scheme this year is green, red, and gold & my dads is white, blue, and silver... so this should be interesting.

Speaking of Christmas... have you all starting shopping for Christmas gifts yet? I started in October- don't judge. This being said i will probably not do a gift guide this year. My gifts are already wrapped and everything so what i will do is tell you here what i got for everyone on my list.

Mom: Angel Necklace and Chocolates
Dad: As Seen On TV Shaving Kit and Avon Silicone Glove Lotion
Granny: Cross Necklace and Ice Cream PJ's
Brother: Pokemon Y and Pokemon Poster Board
Boyfriend: Stocking! Consisting of Dermesil, Curve Crush Cologne, Deodorant, Body Wash, Wild Country Body Wash, Coffee Mug, and various snacks. 
Dirty Santa Game: Yankee Candle Candle Set
Dirty Santa Game: Suave Gift Set

And speaking of shopping... did you guys do Black Friday this year? I DID for the first time for myself. I'll leave a list of everything i purchased on Black Friday here:

Grandma's Kitchen Candle
Tropical Melon Candle
Smoothie Berry Candle
Scuncii Hair Ties
Secret Deodorant
Taylor Swift 1989 Album
Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture
Better Homes and Gardens Wax Melt/Warmer Gift Set
Holiday Album

What did you guys get?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Q & A: Marriage? Kids? Relationship?

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! So today I just wanted to sit down and talk to you guys, honestly, because sometimes I feel like being a beauty blogger is the only thing I am thought of as. Truth is, I am just like anyone else in the world. I have good days and I have bad days, I have pretty days and I have days that I don’t care. Everyone does and I’m just here to let you know that it’s okay. Where are you going with this? Well… as a beauty blogger I get recognized for just that, a beauty blogger- But I am so much more than just that! I am your friend. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate all of you- from the emails, to the texts, even to the Facebook messages! That is ultimately what I want to be thought of as. A friend.
Like any good friend, I am here to give you advice and I am here to listen to you. If you ever feel down- shoot me an email! I’ll reply!
Speaking of those emails. I get a lot of questions in my emails and because most of them are focused on advice or questions that I think other people may be interested in… I thought I might answer them for you guys today!
Q: You are a beauty blogger, one of the few that I read who are not sponsored. Why is that?
A: Actually, back in March I was contacted by a company who wanted to sponsor me! And I really, really, really wanted them to do so! But at the time, I was in school and I was falling behind and it was a low point for me. So I kindly declined the offer because I knew I wouldn’t be able to blog like I needed to and do my school work. I was extremely sad that I did decline but at the time it was what was best for me and I don’t regret that decision. I would love to be given the opportunity to be sponsored again but at the same time, I blog because I love it, it’s what I love to do and I don’t need to be sponsored to be happy. However, being paid for what I love to do is a cherry on top!

Q: You are very involved in church, so how do you have time for church, a blog, and home-life, too?
A: I love church… more than I love my blog! Honestly, I love doing church work too. But I am very organized! I have a calendar sheet for every month that focuses on anything to do with the church. That includes youth movie nights and youth events, as well as church meetings and church fellowships. I also have a calendar for day’s that I need to do stuff around the house, such as cleaning my room, my bathroom, the kitchen and things like that. It really keeps me organized there, so I am not losing track of responsibilities that need to be done at home. I also have a calendar for days that I have something planned or that a family member needs me to take them to, like lunch dates, dinner dates, doctors’ appointments, etc. As for my blog schedule… I know that I have a blog post going up every Monday. Knowing that schedule makes a blog post easier to put up and lets me plan for the next. I also like to have notebooks for church meetings, youth stuff, and blog stuff. Just in case I get an idea. I like to have a plastic envelope with dividers that I can tote anything church related in whether it be clerk stuff or youth director stuff. Another thing that I do is wait till everyone has gone to bed. This allows me to not have to worry if I am offending anyone by staying in my room to get all of my stuff done and it allows me to really think clearly. This means that I am dedicating about 5 hours to church and blog stuff, 12 hours to home-life (which will hopefully soon be dedicated to work), and 7 hours to sleep.

Q: What is your real world dream job?
A: To be honest, I have no clue how to answer that. My ultimate goal is to work where my dad works. He loves his job and I really think that it is a job I would love as well- being as my dad is my role model and he and I are so much alike. With that being said, while I work there I would like to have the money to put myself through college- working on a business management degree and then work on a phycology or counseling degree. Then when I’m much older and can retire reasonably I would like to be a counselor. That is my dream. And if somehow I couldn’t do that then I would settle for a job working in an office because that is essentially what I do now. Or maybe working with children is my ultimate goal… I think only one person knows me well enough to know what I am eventually going to do.

Q: You haven’t dated in a while, why is that?
A: Truthfully, I think of myself as a pretty mature person. I know I need to get a job so that I can support myself and not have to rely on a male, I am not one to play games and most people my age are not serious and don’t plan on being serious, I don’t settle for less than what I know I deserve, and my past relationships just turned me off from the whole dating thing.

Q: But who is this guy we all know you are with?
A: Okay so yes… I am with someone. His name is Greg and he is my better half. We have been dating for over a month and he is incredible! I have never met anyone quite like him, he is such a gentleman and so kind hearted and just honestly everything I have ever pictured in a relationship. He is so supportive of me and he encourages me to do the better things in life.

Q: Have you two had the talk?
A: Ummmm, it’s crossed our minds a few times. He and I both want marriage and kids and all that jazz but it’s just a bit too early to think too much on that. Would I marry him? Yes, In a heartbeat. I say that because there are just some people you are meant to be with and I know that my meant to be is him.

Q: Do you want children?
A: I feel like I have had this question before and I feel like I answered it but I will answer it anyways. Yes, I do want kids. Two or Three would be ideal… now days I like the idea of two.

Q: Names you are in love with?
A: Crazy as it sounds… I have put a lot of thought into this. My first choices would be Grayson Daniel (boy) and Natalie Lauren (girl). My second choice would be Gregory Preston (boy) and Madeline Grace (girl). Other names I have considered for girls are Madelyn Noelle, Noelle Madeline, Madison Claire, Naomi Leora, Gracelyn Noelle. Other names I have considered for boys are Preston Elliot, Nathan Elliot, Garett Preston, and Gregory Elliot.
 Q: We see your Pinterest all the time. We know you’ve got your wedding planned out. And your home for that matter. Explain.

A: I am addicted to Pinterest. I do have my wedding planned out and I do have my home planned out. Little details mean the most to me. For example: My wedding will be my second favorite color and his first favorite color… our bedroom will be the colors of our wedding. Candles will be lit at our wedding for important people who have passed in our life. Ultimately I use Pinterest because I like to figure out how to make the little things count.