Life Lately: Kristin & Andrew’s Geeky Summer Goals

Now that we’re in the final week before our wedding, Andrew and I have been daydreaming about all the things we’re going to do with our newfound time so we decided to make a list of our summer goals (or I actually decided and sent it to Andrew for him to review).  Anyway, here’s a cute photo of some of our Pokemon plushes (note that I put Snorlax in my Raybans because summer).  Here are our goals:

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1) Enjoy life post space wedding – AKA THE STRESS OF PLANNING IS OVER AND DONE! And we will do all the relaxing to make up for these past few months such as board game nights with friends, much more traveling to conventions and weekend trips to out of town friends, and just general laziness.

2) Work on NYCC cosplay! – I already have a pretty solid plan for one cosplay I want to do but I’m having it commissioned by someone on Etsy.  I do want to come up with a good one for me to work on myself though! Honestly, two cosplays is kind of ambitious since I feel so out of the game but hey, goal setting never hurt anyone! But I do want at least two days in comfy clothes (and one of those days will obviously be Sunday because I’m usually mostly dead by then anyway).

3) Start our video game channel on YouTube – Andrew has been so excited about this one for what feels like forever! I bought him the game capture equipment he needs for Christmas last year but he put his dream on hold to focus on wedding stuff which is so incredibly amazing of him.  So gaming is basically our top priority come summer.

4) Finalize our 2017 con schedule – Now that we’ve had our wedding and friend weddings seem to be slowing down (the last two have been OUT OF CONTROL), we’re really excited to immerse ourselves back in the con circuit.  Some cons I still haven’t had a chance to experience that are tops on my list are ECCC, HeroesCon and since Baltimore will always be a favorite, I’d love to head back there!

5) Binge watch all of Batman 66 – I recently scored the DVD box set on Amazon for an awesome price so I would love to revisit this show in the very near future.  Especially now that we’ve finished Gilmore Girls, our TV watching time has become wide open (that is, after experiencing Legend of Korra season 4 which we are going to break down and buy because we just can’t wait any longer for Amazon to add it to Prime).

6) Have our LOTR movie marathon with Joe & Kris –  We gave Andrew’s brother and his wife the Lord of the Rings blu-ray trilogy box set for Christmas and we’ve been trying to plan a good weekend for a movie marathon ever since.  Obviously, in addition to watching the films, this weekend would just be us embracing the Hobbit lifestyle and eating all the food and drinking all the drinks.  Can’t say there will be pipe smoking though.

7) Go to the Renn Faire – This is something we’ve been wanting to do for the past couple of years (and we *sort of* did in the Cloisters but we want to go to the more official one with all of our friends!).  One group of our friends plans a huge trip every year and now that we actually have a car it’ll be much easier to get there.

8) Download and play through the OG Pokemon – Andrew is a Pokemon Blue kind of guy but I’m torn between Yellow and Red.  I like that I’ll have a little Pikachu following me around in Yellow but I would like for us to capture all 151 so idkkkkk send help!

Do you have any Summer goals you’re going to be working toward?

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Little Loves #6

Hi everyone! I’m back with my next installment of Little Loves.  Little Loves is a post series I created as a way to acknowledge and appreciate more of the little things that are making me happy every day.

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💖 IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO OUR SPACE THEMED WEDDING 💖 May Bookstagram photo a day challenges which have helped me stay consistent this month (although I’ve fallen off since BEA but I’ll be back!) 💖 CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – Team Cap all the way! 💖 More healthy eating (but a surprise bag of uneaten Cadbury mini eggs that will be devoured on May 30th) 💖 The sun room in the house where we had our bachelorette / bachelor party! It just want to sit in it all day and drink tea and read books, occasionally looking up to admire the beach in the backyard 💖 The Raven King because I have so much love for my Raven boys. I just need to live in that world forever so I know I’ll be revisiting it for years. 💖 BEA! My trip was so much fun! I met lots of lovely book people and I came back with a huge book haul! 💖 A Court of Mist and Fury which is my everything right now! I somehow love it even more than ACOTAR which I didn’t think would be possible 💖 Andrew and I started watching RWBY so we’ll be caught up for the Chibi version and I love all the styles the girls wear 💖 Actually using my Rifle Paper Co. notebooks to plan out blog stuff 💖 Homemade rose sangria 💖 Browsing the stacks at Barnes & Noble 💖 J Crew – I never was into their apparel before but now that I walk past their store windows twice per day I’ve been stocking up on some really comfy work clothes and bright colored shorts 💖 My new Kate Spade sunflower and pineapple sandals 💖 My recent order of candy from Japan arrived! 💖 I also have a pretty awesome Society6 art haul that I’m considering filming 💖 6 more episodes of Gilmore Girls until I’m up to date and I’m so sad with every choice my characters have made in seasons 6 and 7 💖

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Little Loves #5

Hi everyone! I’m back with my next installment of Little Loves.  Little Loves is a post series I created as a way to acknowledge and appreciate more of the little things that are making me happy every day.

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💖 My iPhone 6s because I am finally loving my photos again! 💖 Still my bookshelves because *heart eyes* 💖 Exercise and healthy eating because the wedding diet / healthy lifestyle regimen is in full effect 💖 My Harry Potter themed bridal shower! 💖 I AM GOING TO BEA – and I’m going to be on a panel! 💖 Strolling through the park on sunny days with my love 💖 Kimmy Schmidt – we binged the second season in two days! 💖 Sunglasses and flip flops creeping back into season 💖 Putting away all of our bridal shower gifts and once again living in a clean and organized apartment (I swear my closet is next!) 💖 Mean Girls Funkos 💖 Re-watching BSG with Kelly, especially when pajamas and pizza are involved 💖 Princess Jellyfish manga 💖 Planning our Disneymoon 💖 Jordandene’s Hamilton shirt of the month 💖 Also my Hamiltome 💖 My recent shoe addition (particularly of the summer sandals variation) 💖 Keeping up with OOTD photos 💖 Mint infused water 💖 Easton, CT because it’s the absolute prettiest and I need to spend time there this Autumn 💖 Still Kate Spade<3 💖 And I’m on my way to finishing Gilmore Girls so I’ll be up to date for the revival! I’m so happy Sookie will be back 💖 The mint tablecloth Cassie gave me. It’s covered in sprinkles! 💖 My Jeffrey Campbell lace up flats – I couldn’t figure out what to wear them with at first but I quickly realized the answer is everything 💖 My heart of Tsum Tsums which looks so cute on my bookshelf 💖

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My One Little Word of 2016: RISK

Alice of The Geeky Burrow is one blogger that consistently and continuously leaves me feeling inspired me after reading her posts.  I’ve been reading her site since she started blogging and I’ve witnessed her blog’s evolution over the past few years into what it is now.  I’m always finding something new and helpful (like her guide to using Trello for blogging), enjoying her openness and honesty in posts like Tea Talk Tuesday, providing my eyes with some serious eye candy from her snapshots or fangirling over our mutual love of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  Alice is the epitome of organized and her goals are always focused and clear cut.  Her most recent post Being More with Less in 2016 has once again left me thinking about my upcoming 2016.  I left her a comment commending her on choosing such a meaningful word to sum up her year yet again and said that I would never be able to choose just one for my own year.  But then I started thinking more seriously about it and I came up with one that suits my desire for 2016; Risk.

While I did have a wonderful year in 2015, I definitely stayed inside of my comfort zone for its entirety.  There are *some* minor risks I took and to the outside observer they may assume that I went for everything I wanted but in my day to day life, I can honestly say that I don’t feel like that’s the case (especially in the latter half of the year).  In 2015 I let fear get the best of me.  After a terrible experience on the subway (the A train which is an express and I was stuck on it from 59th street to 125th with no place to escape to in between those two stops) I started getting really nervous about riding the subway alone which is something that has never bothered me in all of the years I’ve been commuting for school ,business or pleasure.  I started saying no to things I really enjoy, like going out with friends, because I would preemptively dread the train ride home afterward and I’m sad to say that I’m still catching myself doing this.  (2013 Kristin would take 4AM trains alone without a care in the world, and would never dream of saying no to a social event and I want her back).  In June, I moved back home to save money before my wedding (which has been GREAT) but I’m now spending a good portion of my day commuting and I often find myself turning down after work plans because I have an additional excuse.  I think about how if I were to get home at midnight, I would only have about 5.5 hours at my house (for sleeping, showering, blogging etc) before I would have to leave again the next morning and that seems really unappealing.  I also rarely go into NYC on weekends because those are the only days that I don’t have to be on trains.  But it wasn’t until November when the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris that I really gave in to my fear.  I became consumed with thoughts of how NYC is a huge target because of the high population of people.  I honestly spent almost a full month afterward dreading going into work and not being able to even read on the train because I was too preoccupied with being aware of my surroundings in case something were to occur.  My mindset would often be “if I can just make it to work” and once 5:30 hit “If I can just make it home.”  I began to feel like something happening was more of an inevitability than a possible isolated incident and I let it get in the way of my everyday life.  I’ve never been this way before.  It’s pretty stressful and definitely not an enjoyable way to live.  In the past I’ve always walked around confidently, went after what I wanted and thought very little about all of the obstacles I would face along the way and I am determined to get back to that point which brings me to my word of 2016.

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For me, 2016 is going to be all about taking risks.  I’m not saying that you can expect to see a skydiving recap on my blog anytime soon, but you will see more event posts.  I’m talking about risk-taking in the seemingly minor everyday choices I make, especially accepting more invitations from friends and seeing more sights around NYC since really, I’m very lucky to live here and I should take full advantage of it.  I’ve been doing a better job of this in the past couple of weeks but I want to get to the point where I don’t feel like I’m giving myself a little pep talk to do something that will, without a doubt, be really fun once I’m there!  2015 has made me worry that it would be very easy for me to become a hermit, especially when I get to look forward to going home to see Andrew every night, so 2016 is going to be all about going out and taking chances (with Andrew in tow of course when the event interests him).  It may seem silly that I’m equating such a big word to something that seems so small, but until I rebuild that fearless foundation, I will have closed myself off to those bigger risks anyway.  I think by assigning the word risk to my year, I’ll constantly be thinking about.  It’ll force me to leave my comfort zone.  I’ll be more thoughtful about all of my choices and what I want out of them.  So 2016, here’s to adventure!

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Fall TV Anxiety Strikes

It seems like every Fall I get stuck in the same endless cycle of Fall TV anxiety.  I LOVE the Fall.  I LOVE new TV shows and getting to see new episodes of old favorites.  I actively follow all of the news surrounding upfronts, every bit of casting information I come across, and I find joy in reading the synopses of new shows prior to even seeing the preliminary trailers.  I make lists of all the shows that seem promising (I even gathered those into a video this year – Supergirl FTW!), I mark my calendar with all of the premiere dates and I enthusiastically set my DVR for the upcoming season.

In the first few weeks of September show premieres tend to be staggered.  Only two shows the first week?  DONE.  What? We’re adding a third in the next week? Totes handleable.  By the third week I’m still feeling pretty good and I’m locking down the final schedule of shows I’m sticking with.  Things are going well.  I’m up to date (with the exception of Jeopardy because that premieres every single day so I’m bound to rack up a few episodes here and there).  I’ve even been able to tweet reactions to shows on the night they air (spoiler free of course)!  I’m feeling good.  Things are good.

The next thing I know it’s October and some of the shows I committed to last season are returning.  New Flash (MY FAVORITE), Arrow, Fresh Off the Boat, The Mindy Project and New Girl (just to name a few), what more could a girl ask for?  Suddenly, family things keep coming up.  I’m spending a lot of time during the week catching up on blogging, reading and BookTubing since my weekends have been booked solid. I’m still able to dedicate a small amount of time to TV but realistically I’m only enjoying one 45-min episode or 2-3 20 minute episodes per night.  Unfortunately my lack of time doesn’t stop new episodes from airing.  It’s okay I think. I HAVE to have a free weekend soon.  I’ll just binge watch some stuff!

The weekend comes and goes.  I’ve barely made a dent in the shows I have to catch up on because unexpected life things keep coming up.  I can’t exactly tell my family I have no time to talk to them because there are rumors circulating that the Red Devils will be revealed on Scream Queens next week and I’m still four episodes behind.  I look at my DVR. 85% full.  My anxiety levels start skyrocketing.  I think about how I’m never going to catch up.  “Why do I do this to myself?!” I wonder.  Can I even go online anymore without being spoiled about something I’m behind on?  Then Jessica Jones premieres on Netflix in its entirety and clearly takes precedent over everything else because JESSICA JONES.  Panic attack ensue. (This is the stage I’m in now).

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The next thing I know, it’s the holiday season.  Things in TV land are calming down as shows prepare for their Winter hiatuses.  I’m excited.  That means I’ll have weeks of time to catch up before everything resumes.  And it’s Winter.  What introvert wants to leave their house in the Winter?  Not this one.  I barely like committing to going anywhere in the Summer but suddenly I have a valid and widely accepted weather excuse to use.  It’s like a gift.  I see so many cold nights snuggling under blankets with Andrew, my Wii-mote, and lots of chocolate in my near future.  I’m sure to catch up at this rate…  Only, I’ll be adding Agent Carter to my watch list in January.  And X-Files. And Legends of Tomorrow.  And Swords of Shannara.  And…

…I give up.

Until May at least.  Everything is ending. As long as I don’t fall more than 5 episodes behind on anything I can clear my DVR of recent episodes and depend on Hulu.  There’s usually at least one or two shows I’ve decided to give up on by this point.  Whether it’s due to lack of time or interest, it’s bound to happen.  I’m finally there. I’ve finally done it.  I’ve seen all the things (or shows have been cancelled {RIP Constantine, I miss you buddy!} or I’ve come to terms with what I’ll watch when it’s released on Netflix).

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It usually takes until at least mid-May to fully catch up on everything I care about watching.  Coincidentally, this is when upfronts week occurs.  The cycle re-starts itself.

Do you ever feel this way or go through a similar cycle? Am I the only who stresses herself out about something that’s supposed to be entertainment?  I’m fairly certain that before social media I was never faced with this problem.  Also DVR-ing  of the past actually meant asking my mom to record Dawson’s Creek and Charmed on VHS tapes.  Maybe that’s how I missed out on Gilmore Girls and why I’m only now trying to catch up on all 8 seasons amid the madness of the Fall TV season.

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Photo Album: After Halloween Party

Last weekend Andrew and I attended Erika and Kelly’s after Halloween party.  It’s an annual party they host and it’s always called the Menage-a-Party because it’s a combined celebration for Halloween, Day of the Dead and Guy Fawkes Day.  This was the 5th year they hosted it (and my second year in attendance) and as always, costumes were required.  Since we were driving instead of commuting from NYC like last year, it was much easier to bring things along so of course my DSLR one of the first things I threw into my purse.  I also made some salted caramel pretzel blondie bars and we picked up a bottle of wine on the way.  Andrew and I dressed up as Mickey and Minnie Mouse! It was a really last minute costume idea but I think it came together nicely considering the only expense was Mickey ears for Andrew.  I really want to dress up in more Disney couples costumes with my future husband<3  It was so much fun seeing everyone’s costumes (Kelly made an amazing Rey costume, Erika and Alex dressed up as Coraline and Wybie, Gil took on Gaby from The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Steph made the cutest Totoro, and Nick and Melissa were the perfect Bob and Linda – I particularly love Nick’s Gandalf sign – Not pictured is Matt who dressed as Star-Lord and his fiancé Claire who dressed up as Elsa).  The only downside of being the photographer is not being able to be in as many photos so I may have to hand the camera off to Andrew at some point next party ^.^

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Life Lately: I Want To Be Better

I woke up this morning with an intense urge to be better. My schedule has been out of control for the past couple of months and being an introvert, I really need time to myself in my own home in order to stay sane.  Even though I’ll go straight home from work some days (if I’m lucky) and catch up on Fall TV or Netflix, it’s not the same kind of relaxing I need.  Since I’ve already spent 4 hours of the day commuting and I’m coming home to a limited amount of time to eat dinner, shower and set up a blog post for the next day, all the while knowing that I’ll be on the same schedule in a few short hours, I’m not able to truly unwind.  If for some reason I decide to save my blogging until 5:30 the next morning, it also takes away from the relax-a-bility factor of the evening because I have a nagging voice in my head saying “you should be blogging,” “you should be reading,” or “you should be BookTubing.”

Even if I only have a small amount of time alone, it still has the power to rejuvenate me.  Yesterday I had the first free two hour block of time in weeks and after using it to catch up on BookTube videos and tidy up my room, I’m feeling energy coursing through me that I’ve definitely been lacking recently.  It may sound ridiculous that cleaning my room for two hours of uninterrupted time is the kind of relaxation I felt devoid of, but really, when I add my treinta unsweetened green iced tea from Starbucks and the enjoyability factor of listening to my favorite BookTuber’s talk about books, the chore of cleaning becomes mindless and I feel like I’m being productive while relaxing. I detest having a messy room and I’ve often realized that the state of my room accurately reflects the state of my life, both of which have been in a state of complete chaos for weeks.  I was even able to film several BookTube videos without thinking about the amount of time I had before I should go to sleep.  When things are as busy as they have been it’s so much easier to make bad decisions food-wise (ie. I ate an entire box of Cheez-its for dinner on Saturday… and then had pumpkin ice cream and candy corn), and while I do walk a lot each day and stand for the majority of my day at work, I still feel like I’m not getting enough physical activity.  Being squished into a tiny corner seat on my train is doing a number on my back and I really want to move around more.  I’ve felt really restless recently but I always opt to sit on the train when possible because reading.

Anyway, I’m really happy to be back into one of those modes where I’m motivated to do everything, be as healthy as possibly and just generally be the best that I can be and not let myself get lazy when I’m faced with a mundane workweek (I actually love my job, it’s just the commute that’s a killer) combined with too many social functions and obligations.  It might sound silly but all day today I’ve kind of repeated the manta “be better” to myself and it’s a good feeling.  It’s not difficult to make a decision that will be better for me in the long run (ie. I had a greek yogurt and an apple from home for lunch today instead of buying grilled cheese, pretzels and hummus! More healthy + I saved $$$ and I feel just as full) and I have to actively recognize that each seemingly insignificant choice adds up.  I also need to make it a priority to decompress the way I know works best for me because it has a major impact on my mental health.  I’m going to start saying no to certain social things so I can make sure that I have at least two hours of time to myself per week.  For sanity.

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Life Lately: On Loving Everything and Generally Enjoying Life Again

The past few months have felt like a whirlwind, especially with the whole epic engagement thing.  I’m going to try not to post too much wedding stuff (tbh I am an intense planner of all things but apparently it isn’t yet translating to the wedding front.  Everyone always asks me all these questions and I’m like IDK, I’ve never done this before! *shrugs*)  While the engagement and the asking of bridesmaids was all Harry Potter themed, Andrew and I have actually settled on SPACE as our wedding theme.  We want to incorporate as many fandom things as possible and still tie it all together so space it is!  Think Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and possibly Super Mario Galaxy.  We really want a full size TARDIS at our wedding so we have to figure that out, but that’s really all that we’ve accomplished on the wedding front so far.  We haven’t looked at places or picked out a date (although we are aiming for May) but since that’s right around the corner in the wedding world we’re going to try to start tackling it all this weekend.

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Mid-July to late August was a strange time for me.  I was suffering from major headaches which I’m attributing to the weather because they seemed to disappear for good once the air got crisper.  I went to the doctor for the first time in 3 years and everything because I could not figure out what was wrong and it was really kind of scary (especially being someone who worries about every little thing).  I spent most of those days sitting at my work desk and hoping that I could make it through the day despite all the dizziness and headaches.  I spent most nights going home and going straight to sleep in the hopes that my head would be clear in the morning.  I couldn’t even read which was really upsetting, especially if you know what an avid reader I am.  Since I’ve begun to start getting back into the swing of things I’ve been binge reading manga (Neighborhood Story, Ranma 1/2), comics (Gotham Academy, Lady Killer, Squirrel Girl) and I’m 70% through Felicia Day’s book but sadly I don’t seem to be enjoying that one as much as other bloggers.  I think I’m finally at the interesting part, but the beginning was really slow and kind of boring IMO.

On the weekends, Andrew and I have been spending lots of time binge watching Netflix things in my room.  We’ve been watching Chuck which he hasn’t ever seen and I never finished and I’m so happy to be back in the world of espionage at the Buy More.  Casey is by far my favorite character and I wish I knew someone like him in real life because I would try to break him with kindness until he smiles more.  We also started re-watching the original Sailor Moon anime since I’ve been purchasing the blu-ray collections as they’ve been released.  I like it so much better than Sailor Moon Crystal!  But it’s weird hearing Usagi called bunhead instead of meatball head.  And for nights when Andrew is at his house I usually put on Hart of Dixie in the background while I putz around on my computer.

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In the gaming department, I’ve been really addicted to Pokemon Shuffle on iOS and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on 3DS.  Andrew makes fun of me for being the angriest gamer ever when I play Luigi’s Mansion but I can’t help that I like winning things!  I swear I find it enjoyable once I clear the missions but my stress levels before getting there are off the charts.  I may have been tempted to throw my 3DS across the room a few times.  Speaking of Nintendo, our Amiibo addiction has also come back in full force.  Our collection is nearly complete but we swear we’re only buying the ones we really care about.  We also picked up Super Mario Maker and we cannot wait to spend some quality time with the Wii U on Sunday!  And lastly, I’ve made it a personal goal to play through all of my Zelda 3DS games by the end of the year.

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A cool thing I did recently was to be a guest on the Co-Ed Geek Girl Slumber Party hosted by Lorraine Cink.  You may know Lorraine from her work as the host of Marvel’s The Watcher.  She’s a super awesome lady and I was so excited that she asked me to be part of her first show.  It’s described as a nerdy variety show and some of the things that happened were 1) Jill and I teamed up for a cosplay competition where we had to put makeup on a poor unsuspecting member of the audience and turn her into a Predator, 2) we had a special visit from drunk Aquaman who gave the most hilarious speech where he kept picking on Batman, and 3) we ened it with a dance party!  The second show is scheduled during NYCC so if you want to attend, tickets will be on sale soon.

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As you may have already seen in my last 5 Fandom Friday post, Megan of The Nerdy Girlie and I are hosting our first Instagram Photo a Day Challenge!  It’s been in the works for a long time but since we both love Autumn, we figured October would be the PERFECT time to kick things off! We hope you play along with us and we can’t wait to see all of your photos!  I’ve also started doing some outfit photos on my blog which are much more conducive now that I’m not living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment.  I already have a bunch planned and they’ve been so much fun to shoot (even though I’m awkward and don’t know how to pose just yet, sorry Andrew!).

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So yeah, that was my super long life lately update.  I’m going to be posting shorter versions of these more frequently now that my blogging ~vision~ is back on track.  I think I can attribute my past slumpiness to the awful roommate / apartment situation I had for most of last year and the disheartening comics experience which I elaborated on a bit in my last Outfit of the Day post.  I didn’t make a big deal of it at the time even though it absolutely is one and it really effected my attitude and damaged my relationship with my love of comics for a while.  I’ve been so much happier and less stressed these days now that it’s all behind me!  I really feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm toward everyone and everything and it’s honestly just the best feeling in the world.  I wish I could hug everyone who’s stuck with me through it all because it means the world to me ^.^

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Besides everything I’ve mentioned I’ve mostly been spending my time eating and drinking pumpkin flavored things and planning my Fall season based on the Autumn Activities list I posted.  What’ve you been up to lately?

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Fall To Do List <3

I’m so excited for Fall. Like SO excited.  I decided to put together a list of things I want to make sure I do so I can fully enjoy the season and I just got Photoshop(!!!) so I used this opportunity to test it out!  Yay learning!  What activities are you looking forward to this Fall?  Or do you wish Summer would last a little longer?

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Life Lately: Unpacking & Room Progress (It’s a Process)

I am still not unpacked from when I moved at the end of May and it’s really been driving me quickly insane.  I just don’t have the time to devote to unpacking, sorting and cleaning because my new commute only allots me enough time to eat dinner, maybe watch a BookTube video or two, shower and then go to sleep in preparation for the next day.  This past weekend, being the 4th of July, I found myself with two whole days to fully devote to cleaning and organizing.  I’ve donated about 8 bags of clothing (7 on purpose and one full of all of my work dresses, cardigans and leggings by accident – quite the traumatic experience but I digress), and I sorted through 23 boxes of books, while also moving the ones I barely touch out of my room which were left behind when I initially moved out.  I could not be happier with my weekend progress.  My closet is completely organized, my drawers have never looked so good and I have two beautiful (but not yet completed) bookshelves so I wanted to share some progress photos of what I’ve accomplished so far!  Hopefully your motivating comments will inspire me to finish so I can relax comfortably in my room very soon!  And if you have any organizing tips, I would love to hear them!

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