I figure I should probably blog about my fun trip to Arizona, before I forget what I did. Anyway, we mostly stayed in Flagstaff and Phoenix. These cities have vastly different temperatures. When we arrived in Phoenix, I was boiling to death. Flagstaff was about 30 degrees cooler. But I still wore shorts or dresses during the day. The cold didn’t really get to me until the night hours, where things drastically cool down in the mountains. Flagstaff was gorgeous, I also liked the hotel we stayed in. The rooms were a bit retro, but HUGE. So I wasn’t complaining. The hotel itself is very nice. They have beautiful grounds, attached hiking trails, and a nice pool area. 


We did end up spending a day in Sedona. We mostly wandered around and enjoyed the rock formation views. I did a vortex Jeep tour, but didn’t feel any of the “healing” vibes you are supposed to when you visit each site. No matter, the views were fantastic and glad we got to see the vortex areas. The food was good as well. While we didn’t eat at the only McDonald’s to have turquoise arches, but we did get a nice steak from a restaurant that boasts great views. 


The whole reason for the trip was to go to a friends wedding. The wedding was at the hotel we were staying at, and it was awesome. I was so happy to see my friends get married. It also made me excited for my wedding next year. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was so fun. I also cactused the crap out of myself. I wore a cactus dress, cactus necklace, and had cactus Jamberry wraps on my nails. 


Another day, we went to Bearizona. It’s a drive-thru wildlife park. That was a cool experience, as I’ve never done a drive-thru park before. We saw wolves, bears (duh), donkeys, buffalo, goats, and all sorts of critters. The park also has a walk-around area, that is basically like a zoo. That was fun to walk through as well. I made friends with a peacock, who was jonesin’ for some French fries. All in all, a fun time!


By the time we headed back to Phoenix, we were pretty tired. We didn’t do much aside from hanging by the pool, and going out for food and drinks. As fun as the trip was, I’m happy to be back home. Arizona was way to dry for me, I woke up everyday feeling like I swallowed a bucket of sand. Normally the desert doesn’t bother me that much. I go to Vegas around once a year, and the air didn’t bother me quite as much as it does in Arizona. 

I’m so happy it’s Friday. Tonight I’m going to a friends birthday party. But tomorrow I’m going to a comic con, and I’m super excited about it. My friend and I have been talking about it non-stop. 

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Big reveal: my costume is the Millennium Falcon!

Hello blog! Its been a few weeks since I last blogged. I got back from Arizona about 10 days ago, but I haven’t gotten around to writing about my trip yet. I’ll get around to that real soon.

Anyway, my costume was finished just in time for a Halloween party this weekend. I told Andy I wanted to be the Millennium Falcon. I just wanted help with lighting, anything involving power tools, and measurements. Instead, he took the project and ran with it. He did a seriously impressive job, I love my costume! It was worth all the many trips to Home Depot and craft store to complete it. Not to mention all the money we spent on materials, yikes! Probably cheaper to build an actual Millennium Falcon, haha.

 The costume is made with foam, duct tape, and tons of paint. Andy rigged it to light up, so I flip a switch to hit warp speed. Which (admittedly) I did a lot, to travel between rooms. 

The party I went to was so much fun. My friend Fiona did an awesome job transforming her apartment into Stranger Things (Netflix series). I think her decorations were amazing. My costume actually ties in with Stranger Things. There was a scene where Mike tried to get 11 to fly his falcon toy, and she declined. Later on, she makes it fly with her powers.

There was a costume contest at the party. I somehow managed to snag Most Original and Best Costume. I was very honored to get not only one prize, but two! Andy was very thrilled his hard work paid off. There were lots of great costumes to compete with. There were even 2 very convincing Mrs. Byers. There were some other non Stranger Things related costumes were great as well.

 Once we settled down, we relaxed by the fire. But no night would be complete without a trip to The Drop to parade our costumes. Our Uber driver joined us at the bar, I guess we know how to party.

 I was thankful most people that approached me about my costume, knew what it was! Unlike last year, when a lot of people told me they loved my costume, then proceeded to ask me what it is. 😂 There were a lot of Star Wars nerds at the bar, all of them appreciated the costume. I think Andy was happy to get all the positive feedback on his costume baby, haha. Only two people had to ask me what my costume was, so that is impressive. I also made a new Facebook friend with a girl that I was talking with about Star Wars and Dr. Who. Nerdy friends are the best kind of people! 🤓

I need to start thinking about next year. But until then, I was tasked with carving a pumpkin for a department competition this week. I was nominated because I won the pumpkin carving contest at work a couple times. I have a lot of pressure now. Oh man!

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I am bit of a cranky pants today. I feel like a small child that didn’t get enough sleep but forced to go to kindergarten. I have no reason to be cranky, aside from the fact it is Monday, and I couldn’t go for a walk during lunch. I enjoy my lunchtime walks, but it’s actually raining today, so I couldn’t go. Yup, I’m secretly an old person. Anyway, we do need the rain quite badly. We’ve been in a drought situation in my area, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. But I will blame it on the rain anyway.

I also got an Audible book a while back, and it’s been a real struggle to get through it. So I’m making myself listen to it as much as possible. But I still have about 40% left. UGH! After that, I also made another poor Audible decision. So looks like I have another potentially sucky book to get through. 

I decided maybe a Twix bar would cheer me up. Normally I get all my snacks from the gas station down the street. But with the rain, I can’t walk there. I also don’t want to give up my parking spot and drive there. OH CONUNDRUM! So I concluded I will be forced to pay the astronomical prices of the vending machine. I put my money in, got my Twix, and the machine accidentally gave me too much change. Also, my afternoon meeting got moved. Now things are looking up!



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Sorry, I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I doubt anyone has noticed, so no harm there! Last weekend I celebrated my birthday. I was all “bah humbug”about it at first (because I don’t want to get old!), but we all had a very good time. I used the downstairs area of this new place called Article 24. I like the atmosphere there, and they have PARKING. Which is a rarity around here.

I went a little early and had dinner with friends. Once we were done eating, we took over the bar area. My friends began to shuffle in, and we had just enough seats at the bar for everyone. It got a little loud when two large parties sat down to eat, but they didn’t stay too long. We enjoyed some drinks, including ones that are set on fire. We ended the night at The Drop, which surprisingly wasn’t that crowded. 


On Sunday, I didn’t go to the fashion swap because Andy and I went to the last day of the Brimfield Flea Market. We had a lot of fun spending the day looking around. We also got really amazing donuts, and hot dogs. I saw loads of interesting things for sale, but I was good and only bought a few things. I grabbed a couple of spin drums for myself and Erin. We are going to see if Ralph Macchio will sign them for us. haha!


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So I went to go look at the new apartment I will be taking ownership of in October. It has good bones, but the bathroom and kitchen need to be redone. I was hoping the kitchen wouldn’t be bad, but it’s small and has no counter space. I actually like my 1950’s kitchen in my current apartment much better. We may not have much counter space there either, but it’s more than the new place. So we will have to open up the kitchen and renovate it.

We were talking with my dad’s friend who is a contractor, he is going to have an engineer come by and take a look at the layout and see what can be done. We may end up copying the format of my sister’s apartment, since it’s basically the same layout. Plus if she can find her floor plans, that makes things much easier. As for the rest of the place, we will need new front and back doors, some painting, and to refinish the hardwood floors. At least Andy and I can refinish the floors and paint on our own. But basically, I don’t know how long the renovations will take, so TBD on when the hell we can move in. It makes sense to do all these changes prior to moving, as it will be majorly disruptive to do these things while we’re living there. I also need to get an estimate for all the work that needs to be done, so I can start the “wonderful” journey of getting a loan. At least interest rates are low. But still, yikes!

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REVIEW: #Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer @brandbacker

Hey guys! I was selected by Brandbacker and the lovely people over at Valentia to review the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. I’m so happy I was selected to try it, because I really love this face cream. I was in the market for a new cream, as the one I was currently using proved to be far too heavy for my oily skin. This product is very lightweight, and absorbs quickly. It also leaves my skin with a nice glow, and it doesn’t make my face look greasy by the end of the day. The cream also doesn’t have any strong fragrance and you don’t need to use a lot. Overall, I’m very impressed with this product.
About Valentia:
Valentia products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin. They perform extensive research into what skin care customers find most important. They saw an overwhelming demand for skin care that is natural, free of toxins and parabens. Natural ingredients with an organic base, have proven most effective at repairing skin damaged skin. Their products help prevent signs of aging. The products reverse signs like, wrinkles, dark spots, and effects of oxidative stress on the skin.
About the Product:
Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer – A lightweight fast absorbing cream that illuminates skin while providing all-day hydration.

This Brightening Moisturizer Will:
– Lighten dark spots
– Restore skin radiance
– Even skin tone
– Diminish fine lines
– Provide all-day hydration

Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.


– Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Floods skin with moisture, supports skin elasticity, and plumps skin from within.

– Kojic Acid: Controls melanin production and prevents dark spots.

– Ginseng: Boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives skin a brighter look.

– Safflower Oil: Repairs skin’s natural moisture barrier and provides superior skin protection.

– Shea Butter: Infuses skin with a myriad of vitamins and nutrients, for superior skin hydration.


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As much as I like tolerated living in the lovely city of Boston, I can’t wait to move this year. No offense to our great city, I just think living there when you aren’t in your early to mid-twenties, is vastly overrated. I also don’t work in the city (Andy does), so living there serves no real purpose for me anyway. I can’t stand the college kids, traffic, lack of parking, and overcrowding of bars. Summer is fine, and winter break is good(ish) as well. We are fortunate in the sense that my area is mostly older people, families, and young professionals. We also have a nice apartment, and driveway with garage to use. Those can be a rare site, so this place has served us well. At least there aren’t a ton of annoying college kids making noise, and being generally douchey on my street either. For that I am grateful.

But I’m ready to GTFO and move a couple towns over. We aren’t moving far, just a 13 minute drive, to be exact. I can also take the bus, as there is a stop right outside my new street. I am also happy to report, my new hood’ isn’t windy, narrow, or on a very steep hill. My current road should really be a one way. It’s a death trap waiting to happen. Despite the fact there are cars parked on both sides of the already narrow way, people feel the need to fly down like their assholes just caught fire.

That I will never understand. With that in mind, it’s dangerous even on the best of days. It is truly a shit show when it snows. Thankfully I have a car with all-wheel-drive, otherwise ain’t no way I’d make it home. That is why I’m looking forward to my new apartment that is on a FLAT STREET with loads of  parking on both sides, but people actually use their driveways, so it’s unnecessary. 

Despite the fact I’m looking forward to getting out of Boston, I am not looking forward to the actual act of moving. That stresses me the fuck out. It literally scares me. I don’t actually know anyone that enjoys moving, but it just feels daunting, no matter how prepared you are. Ever since I found out I was moving, I’ve been a hot mess on the inside. The trouble is, I own a lot of stuff. I love clothes, shoes, and makeup. So I have closets full of that stuff I have to make room for. UGHHH. I’m trying to stay positive though, it’s not like I’m moving far and have a ridiculous timeline to follow.

Our new apartment is bigger space-wise, but I will be losing a bedroom and some closets. I’m remedying the situation by going to Ikea before we move, and getting  wardrobe cabinets, and storage shelves. I’m really trying to focus on more storage for the new apartment. We’ve accumulated a lot of stuff since we moved almost 5 years ago. So it will not be fun to sift thorough everything and move it over. Nor will it be fun to spend money on moving, renovations, and additional furniture. 

The silver-lining, we can move at our own pace, and don’t have a set date we need to be out. But I will be the owner of the new space, so we’re responsible for our own renovations and such. We plan to renovate, but not sure how much we’re going to do prior to the move. I also don’t know how long that will take, so actual move-in date is TBD. I would just like to get out before it starts to snow, please! I can’t do another city winter (although last year was fine, which means this year will be a frozen hell on Earth). 

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