I did actually go to Ulta and Target the other day! Yay me!! I got a few different concealers to try out, most of them are “drugstore brand” concealers, mostly just because I wanted to try the less expensive varieties and see how they worked before I spent a ton of money and invest in a premium concealer. Also, because I tested out a few of the higher end ones (which is one reason why I love Ulta; they have testers of almost everything) and some of them were so thick. I was just testing the feel of them on the back of my hand and some of them felt so heavy and the last thing my oily skin needs is a heavy/weighty concealer. I did grab one higher end one, which wasn’t that expensive because I liked that it didn’t feel super heavy.
*I have been so lazy all day long. The couch and I are becoming one with each other. It’s a comfy couch. It’s a good couch.
*When Devon asked me what I wanted for Christmas a couple of weeks ago, the only thing I could think of was to replace my well-loved and worn J. Crew wool peacoat that I have had since like sophomore year of college. While it still fits well, and actually still looks good on the outside despite it being worn as my main winter coat for over 10 years, the lining is almost dead. While I’m sure I could have it re-lined, it’d probably be better to just buy a new coat. I’m fairly certain the Mcy’s box that came in a couple days ago is probably my new replacement. I’m mad at myself that I didn’t see this Tennant-inspired trench before then. Granted, I’m not fully one to wear all fandoms on me at all times….but this coat, tho….I would make an exception. David Tennant wins everything.
*One of Devon’s favorite Black Friday scores was getting the entire series of Frasier on DVD from Amazon. He’d actually been trying to get a good deal on it for a couple of years but every time he would search it was a sort of outrageous price. Even now, the price isn’t bad, but I think he found it for about $40 on Black Friday. So we’ve ben watching random Frasier marathons for like a week now.
*I found this meme on Facebook today and thought it was hilarious because it’s so me:
#teamhotchocolate forever. There’s like a coffee/tea war in my area of the admin wing in my school. Each just as loud and each just as caffeine-crazed, and when you add the debate over pumpkin-spiced everything into it? Oh lord. Me? I just sip my hot chocolate (usually Dunkin Donuts, as it’s also better than Starbucks…another debate in our area….and yeah I said DD is better than Starbucks) and watch the debating. Hot chocolate is just easier. There’s no venti, foam, whip, half-whatever, shots-this, whatever else. I am literally in and out of Dunkin donuts within the span of five minutes, sometimes less and it’s delicious. Total win.
*Every year I feel like our Christmas tree leans to one side. Devon tells me it’s fine and not leaning, but I swear as I sit here, it’s leaning to one side. I checked the base and checked to make sure it was in securely and straight, which it is, but the top always looks a little off. Maybe my eyes are crooked?
*Devon is on dinner duty this weekend. This means I get to continue my stretch of laziness today while he goes and gets to work on whatever it is that’s for dinner. I just turned on one of TV Land’s many Golden Girls’ marathons, so I think I’m going to watch some hilarity and break out a couple of those “Brides” magazines a friend of mine gave me awhile back and start to brainstorm some things.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!!
My school is closed on Friday for Prom. Prom is a big deal to my school, so we close for the day, let the girls sleep in (since they’re out late), let them have their hair and makeup and all done during the day, give the adults the chance to set up the auditorium in peace and all of that. I mean it’s really not a bad idea to close for prom; it kinda makes life easier.
Now, me? I have nothing to do with prom. I don’t set it up, plan it, chaperone it, etc. So, for me, Friday is just a day off; a three day weekend, a YAY OFF! day.
While I could sleep in, chill out, binge watch some series all day and nosh; I’m not gonna. Instead I’m going to go on a little adventure.
To Ikea and The Container Store!
Yeah. I’m that girl. The one who is super excited by Ikea and The Container Store.
But, I mean….like…it’s a big deal.
Neither of these stores are near my house. They aren’t like an hour away or anything, but neither are close enough that I’ll go whenever I want to.
The Container Store is in Rockville, which is about 30 minutes from me and I’ve actually never been there. I nerd out over most things officey and organizational-like, so I’m sure I’ll be there awhile.
Then the Ikea I like is in College Park, which is about 30 minutes from Rockville and 30 minutes in another direction from me, too. (Don’t ask, it’s like a weird triangle.) Anyone who has been to Ikea knows that it’s like a vortex; super easy to get into, but will take you forever to get out of. This Ikea is like 300,000 square feet (only slight exaggeration) and like 4 floors of amazing and aimless wandering.
It’s going to be absolutely amazing! I’m so excited! I can’t wait for it to be Friday!!!!
So, I’ve realized I never blog on Saturdays. It’s intentional. Saturday’s are my day to relax and recuperate from my week. Whether or not that changes over the summer, I don’t know. But I like having one day where I don’t have to do anything, even when it’s relating to the blog. I don’t want this to become something I hate doing, which is also why I don’t typically post everyday. Plus, my life isn’t THAT exciting. But it’s nice to know on a certain day I don’t have to worry about creating content. It’s a good break for me. It also means that sometimes my last blog post would have been on Thursday, but whatevs. I’m happy with my blog currently. If that changes, I’ll work with it.
Friday I was too busy to blog, despite the fact that I only worked for four hours. I got to school at 7am and left by 11am (the joy of inservice once the kids are gone). I spent the rest of the afternoon at IKEA. That place mesmerizes me. Almost as much as Target. I wanted to grab a few picture frames and some new kitchen towels and just check out some random odds and ends. As huge as our IKEA is, I could spend hours there. And pretty much did. I just love walking around their showrooms. I don’t claim to have the most creative aesthetic when it comes to decorating….anything, really. So to be able to see a well-laid out area and re-create it helps me immensely.
I’m pretty much in love with their kitchens. Devon and I already have an understanding that when we buy a house the kitchen is the first room renovated and I want an IKEA kitchen.
…are words that have never come out of my mouth.
And likely never will.
Yesterday, I went to the mall because I needed to go to Sephora (I’m pretty sure the tiny rim of my foundation compact breaking into 100 pieces can justify my “need” to go) and I had a $10 off $10+ purchase at JcPenney, so I figured I’d walk around for a little bit.
I determined about 15 minutes in that I don’t like malls anymore.
I remember, back in the day, when shopping, to me, was like an Olympic sport. I mean, I planned my weekend around what mall I wanted to visit. I even had a fellow mall shopping fiend that would usually come with me. It was the best. It was so much fun to walk around and see what awesome deals and finds I could get. I could be in a mall for hours.
Yesterday, I was casually walking around JCPenney and I suddenly had a “does not want to be here” moment, similar to this:
There was a ton of people there and crying children and people acting stupid. I hadn’t found anything in JCP, so I just decided to go hit up Sephora and go to Target where I belonged.
Yes, I know. I can’t last more than 15 minutes in a mall without regretting my life, but I can, however, spend 5 hours walking around Target. TARGET IS MESMERIZING OKAY?!?!
Don’t judge me.
I unintentionally changed over to a lot of online shopping. It wasn’t something I was conscious of but it just happened due to life being busier (which includes my shopping comrade and I both becoming engrossed in relationships – coincidentally enough with former “friendzoned” gentleman), there were just other things besides spending all Saturdays at malls that became more appealing.
I was always “OMG PAYING SHIPPING IS HORRIBLE!” I actually kind of use it to my advantage now. If I see the shipping costs and they’re crazy high, I’ll usually use it to justify whether or not I actually need what is in my cart. Oftentimes, it’s “nah, too much” and I don’t buy it. IT’S LIKE A MONEY SAVER!
Sometimes, I think between using coupon/discount codes and sales and shopping through cash-back sites like Ebates, I can spend less than what I would if I went to the store (even including the shipping costs) and even get some cash back from Ebates that I can use for other things. And I don’t have to put on actual pants if I don’t want to. It’s a beautiful thing.
Besides, I get to miss sights like these…
It makes online shopping seem even more desirable.
Target binges, however, will probably never cease to happen. There’s just too much awesome there.