DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

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My face when someone asks about wedding plans

Ugh, I was doing SO GOOD at blogging a few times a week. Then I got all stressed out about  moving and neglected my blog. But I moved back in April, and haven’t gotten back on the blogging horse. Sorry Bloggy Horse!  The new apartment is coming along. We have some furniture arriving soon, which reminds me that I have to call and ask when it’s arriving. 

I always have a bewildered look on my face when I get asked how wedding planning is going. Not that I’m necessarily behind on anything, I  just don’t really know what I’m doing. So I’m just stumbling along like everyone else who has never planned a wedding before. The invites went out last week. So far, only a few people on Andy’s side have responded. Good thing we don’t have a bet going on who gets the most RVSP’s, as I don’t have one single card back from anyone I invited. I guess my friends and families aren’t as eager as Andy’s side? 

 Anyway, last weekend we met with the event coordinator at our wedding venue. We ran through a bunch of items for the wedding. At the end, she said she wished she had more brides as organized as myself. I consider this a huge compliment, since I have no clue what I am doing! All I did was download a checklist by month of what I’m supposed to be doing (according to one of those wedding websites). It’s actually quite handy. 

I moved the checklist to my own Google Keep file.  I wanted the option to customize the list. I should have kept my master list intact, so I could share it with other brides who don’t know what they are doing either and are just stumbling through the wedding planning process. I also had my dress fitting this month. The top of my dress has to be taken in quite a bit, I bought a sample off the rack. It needs to be shortened so my crazy heels can peep through a little.  We did our cake tasting as well. I still dream about the chocolate cake,  I’m sure I’ll be sick of it when I have to take home leftovers.  Worry about that later, I suppose. 

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AT LAST, TRUNK CLUB!

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Trunk Club, the box looks like luggage!

This post is long overdue! I’ve been too busy to blog as of late. In lieu of either getting a Wantable shipment or a StitchFix, I wanted to try Trunk Club. It’s available for women now. If you want to try, please use my referral link! Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom, so you’re already getting some good brands and quality. the prices are around $45-$100 per piece. You also get ten pieces to try and/or buy instead of five. 

I told my stylist what I was looking for and price ranges. She listened to my requests for some cropped pants and off-shoulder tops. Some of the items were a little over my budget I gave, but I didn’t mind it . They also show you what you are getting, so you have the option of swapping things out before they ship. The styling fee runs $25, instead of $20. But you get the styling fee back as a credit, if you end up keeping any of the pieces. You do not get an additional discount if you end up keeping all 10 items.

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I ended up keeping the black dress, black crop pants, denim crop pants, and the gray convertible sweater. I was going to keep the black off-shoulder top, but I didn’t feel like spending $70 on it. Didn’t like it that much, haha! I liked the cut of the flower dress, but not a huge fan of the print. I also would have kept the white top, but the sleeves made me feel like a pirate. Andy offered to pay for that one, just so he could get me an eye-patch and call me Pirate Pete. I didn’t keep the gray tunic, it looked cute on the site, but I ended up looking like a cult-leader. haha! I also didn’t keep the floral top, I just didn’t like that it was cropped. I wanted to keep the salmon crop pants, but they were too big.  My absolute favorite items are the jeans and the gray sweater. I wish I could wear them everyday! 

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OH, HELLO THERE!

Dude, so sorry! I forgot I had a blog for a while. I’ve been busy with moving and getting things done around my new place. We’re mostly settled in, but still have some boxes left to unpack. I also have a ton of pictures to hang, and I need to get a nice bookcase for my R2D2 collection. But I’m hoping to get one soon. I also had to jump back into wedding-planning mode, since I took a break to get moving sorted out. 

This weekend will be a busy one! I have two birthday celebrations. One is for Fiona, and the other is for Andy. There is also Mothers Day this weekend as well, and we’re having a birthday cake for my dad and sister. Oof, I know a lot of Taurus’ (Tauri?). I plan to post my Trunk Club (link has my ref code) review sometime next week. 

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A GAME OF TETRIS IRL

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I finally moved to my newly renovated place! The work isn’t totally done yet, but it’s all cosmetic and can be completed while we’re living there. I just wanted to move as soon as possible, as the reno took longer than expected due to termite damage and the electrical had to be totally updated. But we finally made it! I really wanted to take advantage of the holiday weekend. We Massachusetts folks get Patriots Day off. It’s when the Boston Marathon happens, so a lot of people can’t get into work. Of course there is more of a historical meaning to the holiday, but I won’t bore you with that. Since my new office is near the marathon action, we have the day off. Thank goodness!

I’m trying to hoard my vacation time this year, so I can use some of it towards my honeymoon next year. ANYWAY, we’re slowly unpacking and the place looks like a mess, which is sending this neat-freak off the edge. But I am working on one room at a time. I have to find new spots for things, so my life is real-life Tetris. I finally have access to my shoe collection. I managed to find space for all my shoes, which is a miracle. I should really play moving Tetris competitively. HAHA! We got the bathroom totally set up and our bedroom. We’re slowly getting the kitchen up and running. The living room is mostly set up. But I need some more book cases to display my R2 collection and other nerdy items. The office will likely stay a mess for a little while, as it’s the “catch-all” room. 

My dog seems to be doing better. He has been really anxious the last few weeks, every time he saw me packing up boxes. He is settling in, but has to get used to sharing the yard with another dog. My sisters dog is friendly, so at least they are getting along. Although, I think he gets annoyed when Rocky doesn’t want to play with him, haha. I’m just glad the move is over, even if unpacking is annoying. 

 

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LET’S REVIEW!

I just noticed I haven’t reviewed anything in a while. Oops! Well we can fix that. I got a bunch of things from Sephora over the last few months. So I’ll talk about a few of them right now, and save some for later. I started using the Farsali “Rose Gold Elixir” and it’s my favorite thing ever right now. The consistency is more of an oil. I generally use it at night and even put a tiny bit on my lips. I don’t actually know if you’re supposed to apply to lips, but I do. Let me tell you, it works miracles! I only use it once a day, so hopefully I won’t die if I continue to use it on my lips. It also does wonders for my skin. My skin feels plump, smooth, and moisturized in the morning. Bonus, there are tiny 24k gold flecks in the oil and you can use it as a makeup primer. Makes me feel so glam! Which reminds me, I need to review the Peter Thomas Roth “24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream” at some point. I’ve been using that in the morning on top of my moisturizer. I think my goal in life is to look as youthful as C3PO? haha!

Next up is the Belif “Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream.” I always confuse Belief with Philosophy, they have similar packaging. I’ve only used this cream a few times, so I can’t say how well it works long-term. I’m waiting to use up my current eye cream before switching. But the consistency isn’t very creamy at all. It’s almost like a gel. So it’s not watery-looking, but a bit heavy. I don’t mind the texture, I actually don’t need a lot so I feel like it will help people use less product. It’s also a bit pricey, so it’s good that you don’t need to use a lot. I did find it moisturizes really well. I only have some fine lines and wrinkles, which are mostly caused from squinting a lot. Oops! I didn’t notice if it helped or not, but I generally only notice the lines when I apply powder makeup, or use a heavy concealer. So I think the heavy consistency will help makeup not settle into lines around my eyes.

I just got the Ciate “Dewy Stix.” I have an addiction to highlighters, so I had to try this. It’s not glittery like a typical highlighter, it’s more of a subtle shimmer. It is supposed to make your skin more dewy. It does that pretty well. It’s good for times when you want a subtle glow, and not look like a show pony. You can also use it to enhance your highlighter. The product can be used under any powder highlighter, which is cool. I haven’t tested this part yet, but I’ll try to report back when I do.

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MAKE IT A SPA DAY

I’ve been sick for a few days and haven’t been sleeping well. It’s basically because my body refuses to let me be a mouth-breather. So sleeping at night with a stuffy nose, consists of not sleeping at all. Despite pumping myself with decongestants. I’ve found a good combo of saline spray and saline gel at night so I can do that breathing thing.

But I haven’t had time to catch up on sleep. So I’m feeling a bit long in the tooth. I dont actually know what that phrase means, but I’m going to imagine myself as a scraggly bunny in dire need of sleep. 

So we’re shooting to hopefully move in less than a few weeks. Which means there is no such thing as downtime or sleep. It sucks. I’m trying to find a balance between packing and having a social life. Easier said than done.

 I can’t wait for the move to be over. I’m beginning to feel like Tom Hanks at the end of The Burbs, when he accidentally sets that guys house on fire, and then the neighbor tries to murder him in the ambulance. Trouble is, I already feel like setting myself on fire and we haven’t even moved yet. 

They opened a new spa near work that does those saltwater pod things. I’m seriously considering booking a session next week. Otherwise I fear I may go mad!

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I REFUSE TO PANIC [LOLZ]

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The reno on my new place is a roller coaster. One week we’re on time, then the next we’re not, and we’re back to on time? So now that the place is starting to look  more like a dwelling, and less like an industrial disco. I need to book movers. I’ve been trying my best to spend any spare time purging things, and we’ve done a little bit of packing.

I need to keep chipping away at it. I’m hoping to move around Easter weekend, that Monday is a holiday at work (Marathon Monday). Since our office is along the Boston Marathon route, it’s closed. I’d like to piggy-back on the day off. Thankfully we’re able to move some things as we go, but they need to be stored in the basement. I also have some Ikea furniture to order, and it’s tricky to figure out when that can be delivered. I can’t have things delivered too early, because the hardwood floors need to be done. Argh!

Since moving gives me crazy anxiety, I’m trying my bestest not panic. This will be a challenge for sure. Keep calm, and move on? 

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