Weekend Cleaning Routine

Every weekend, my boyfriend and I try to clean our apartment. Both of us work all week, obviously, so the apartment can get a little messy.

We split up the jobs to be fair and we do our own cleaning whenever we want. I will admit, though, I do mine in the morning, and then I like to relax the rest of the day. He likes to do the opposite and it annoys me sometimes. I’m working on that though!

My Cleaning Jobs:

  • Clean the bathroom (sink, counter, toilet, and shower occasionally)
  • Dusting
  • Laundry

My bf’s Cleaning Jobs:

  • Floors (sweep, mop, and vacuum)
  • Clean up the kitchen

This week I also did a deep clean and organization of the pantry. It really needed it and took me quite a while! I’m saving that for it’s own post next week!

Here are some before and after photos of the mess that is our apartment!

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How do you guys divvy up the cleaning chores?

Mini Beauty Haul – ColourPop and Drugstore

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In my recent post (here) I asked for suggestions for new foundation, concealer, and powder. I ended up using a foundation I already had, but I needed new concealer and powder. Some of these products I have already tried out, but not all. A video will be coming next week of me trying all of these on!

Walmart

Maybelline Fit Me! Powder in 05 Fair

EcoTools Perfecting Cushion Blender

ColourPop

No Filter Concealer in Fair Neutral 10

Matte lipstick in Mama

Kathleen Lights Aquarius Lip Gloss 

Times Infinity Set Super Shock Shadow

Let me know if you already own any of these products and what you think of them!

What I Ate Wednesday – February 7, 2018

I’m looking for more inspiration for my weekly food posts. I’m not a very creative cook, so I really don’t have many ideas for new recipes. Please give me ideas of other things to write about on the food section of my blog! Or maybe I should redesign, get rid of this category and do something else. Let me know! Anyway, this is what you get this week.

Breakfast

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For breakfast this morning I made something quick so I could get a few more minutes in bed. I’ve been really into peanut butter lately. I sometimes go months without eating peanut butter, and then I want to eat it every day – it’s just one of those foods I get obsessed with and then sick of. I also had a coffee.

Lunch

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I’m aware this is not a very appetizing-looking photo of my lunch, but it actually did taste pretty good. This was leftover from a Mexican takeout dinner last night. This is a fish taco with rice and beans on the side. Honestly, this restaurant that we ordered from is not my favorite, but everyone else in the friend group loves it.

Snack

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I had quite a large snack this afternoon. And even though I had coffee, I ate too much, made myself sleepy, and had to take a nap. Ugh. I made popcorn with butter and salt.

Dinner

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My boyfriend made dinner for us tonight. I tried to save some of my salmon and peas for lunch tomorrow so I also made myself tomato, mozzarella, and basil as a side!

What did you eat this week?

What I Ate Wednesday – January 31, 2018

Back again with a WIAW!

Breakfast

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I’ve been waking up SO hungry this week! I definitely could not skip breakfast! I had two fried eggs and a piece of toast with butter. Obviously I also had a coffee.

Lunch

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I brought my lunch to work today. I packed leftover spaghetti and turkey meatballs. Last week I posted a link to a water bottle that was not the one I had (oops) so you can find my water bottle here.

Snacks

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Yes I had two snacks today. i had some goldfish and water at work while my students were eating their snack. I also found my new favorite snack at home – camembert cheese on bread and a pickle. You can call me weird but it is delicious.

Dinner

I was so hungry tonight I completely forgot to take a picture of my dinner. I’ll be honest, though, and admit that we ordered pizza!

What did you eat this week?

 

January Books

Last month’s books came out late in the month, so I’m making up for that by posting my January books early!

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I only read two full books this month, so I’m pretty disappointed in myself. I started a new book, but I couldn’t get into it and gave it up to start a new book. I didn’t include that one because I haven’t finished it yet.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The theme of Buzzfeed’s book club for January was “books that you can read in one sitting.” Although I didn’t actually read this book in one sitting, it was relatively short. I’ve read Neil Gaiman before and his books tend to be on the strange side. This book was no exception. I wasn’t really sure where the book was going. Is it real or in the kid’s imagination? Who knows! That being said, I did enjoy this book! It definitely makes me want to read more of his books!

Turtles all the Way Down by John Green

I’ve read most of Green’s books and I know people love them, but they just seem almost too cheesy for me. There I said it. This book was ehh at best. I really liked the way mental illness was portrayed, as I think not many books can do that accurately and appropriately. However, I just thought the book was boring.

Overall, not a great start to my year of reading, but I’m enjoying the book I’m currently reading and I hope I’ll be reading lots more in February! What did you read this month?

January BoxyCharm

This month was my FAVORITE box I’ve gotten so far! You know, out of the two I’ve gotten!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.

 

My Box This Month:

Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer: This is such an expensive product normally, so I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve never bought anything from this brand before, but I’ve heard lots of people rave about it! So far, I love everything about this, except for the somewhat strong scent. However, I love the way my skin looks so I’m willing to look past that. Find it here.

Pur Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette: I have used this every day since I got this palette. And not just one of the shades – all of the shades! The bronzer is definitely shimmery, which I would prefer more in the summer, but oh well. I LOVE the blush and highlighting shades. Find it here.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil in Universal Taupe: I haven’t used a brow pencil in quite a while as I prefer brow pomade. However, I love the shape of this pencil. It’s basically long and flat and it’s easy to carve out your brows. Plus, the shade is perfect, at least for me! Find it here.

Crown Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette: Out of all the products in the box this month, this was the one I was least impressed by. It’s not a bad palette by any means, but there is only one matte shade, making it impossible to do a whole eye look with just this palette. I do like the different shimmery shades it has, though! Find it here.

Girlactik Liquid Lipstick in Posh: This was another product that I’ve heard people rave about but never had myself. Well, they were right! This is a beautiful darker nude shade that is so comfortable on the lips you don’t even know it’s there. I’m so glad I got this! Find it here. 

You can get boxycharm here!

For more details checkout the video I posted reviewing this month’s box!

What I Ate Wednesday – January 25, 2018

Sorry this post is going up a day late – I actually took these pictures on a Wednesday and fell asleep before I could get the post up! Anyway, here it goes!

Breakfast

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I just could not get out of bed this morning so I didn’t have time for breakfast. Of course, I needed that coffee though, as I was rushing around getting ready! I know it’s not healthy to not eat breakfast, but time was limited!

Lunch

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I packed my lunch for work today. I had leftover pasta with pesto sauce. You know that’s my favorite! I also had pretzel sticks. I’m pretty good about drinking water during the day if I drink it with a slice of lemon and lime. This water bottle is the best because it keeps my water bottle cold all day! You can find it here.

Dinner

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Hey I actually cooked tonight! I made salmon and asparagus in the toaster oven with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I also had leftover mashed potatoes. This was a delicious dinner!

What did you eat this week?

A Day in the Life 1-23-18

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, since these are my favorite types of posts to read on other people’s blogs. My life isn’t particularly exciting, but this is what a typical Tuesday looks like for me.

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My alarm goes off at 6:00 am and I am never ready for it. I usually snooze it once or twice if I’m being honest. They I take Mila out and give her breakfast. I make myself coffee and drink it while I’m getting ready for work.

I leave for work around 7:20 and get there at 7:45. I’m a kindergarten teacher so my days are filled with runny noses, crafts, and endless stories. Today we were working on the letter O so we did an octopus craft. I love how they turned out!

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I had an alarm set on my phone to remind me to take pictures for this blog post, but of course I still forgot! After work I went to the post office and then to Wegmans because we are on our last roll of toilet paper and that’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in! I totally forgot to take pictures of my errands, but just picture me buying toilet paper.

I got home around 4:30 and took Mila on a nice long walk around the apartment complex. I was feeling pretty tired so I made myself a cup of coffee and had a snack of pretzels and cheese. I just like to chill and watch YouTube videos while I eat my snack.

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At this point I really meant to go to the gym, but I was still waiting for the caffeine to kick in. So I sat on the couch and did some work for Usborne Books. I have a few online parties coming up that I’m getting ready for.

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Around 5:30 ish I finally got myself up and went to the gym! Our apartment complex has a little gym similar to a hotel gym so I’ve been trying to go there lately. I’ve actually gone the past three days! Here’s a very flattering picture of me at the gym.

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I was STARVING when I got back from the gym and there was leftover rice in the fridge. I also made some chicken dumplings. Since my boyfriend is on a business trip this week I’m all alone so I just watched more YouTube while I was eating my dinner.

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After dinner I facetimed with my boyfriend and cuddled with Mila. I’m currently sitting right now at the end of this day writing this post. I’ll most likely just shower, take Mila for another long walk, and then read in bed. My feet are so tired today so I’m really looking forward to that!

Let me know if you like these kinds of posts – I had a lot of fun writing this one and I’d love to do more! Have a great day/night!