September 2, 2016


I feel like I've been ten steps behind and a few minutes too late to everything lately. From reading blog posts, to responding to comments, to cleaning my house and everything in between...I just can't seem to get caught up.

I've been working overtime for a few weeks and my schedule has been changing a lot which I'm not used to and I think that's the main reason I'm so thrown off. I feel bad and honestly really sad when I don't get to read blog posts every day, so to those of you who I've been missing here and there...I'm sorry! Besides's what I'm up to lately.

Reading: Still working on Britt Marie Was Here. I think part of why I'm not finishing it as quick as I usually do is that I was on a streak with really good mysteries that now that I'm reading something different I've slowed down. It's funny though, and I'll be reviewing what I read in August soon for all of you here on the blog.

Working: Like I mentioned, overtime...ugh. It's not my favorite, but the paychecks are nice. I'm hoping to have Christmas shopping done early this year so the extra money is nice.

Thinking: Even though it's still about 90 degrees every day that I may decorate for Fall next week. It's our favorite season, so why not?! I have a bunch of Fall decor but I'm thinking I may need to make a trip to Home Goods to check theirs out since one just opened in our city this week. I'm super excited for this!

Prepping: With the changes of seasons, my skin always needs some adjustment too. Although I have more oily skin it tends to really dry up as the cold comes. I received this Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer from Valentia and am loving it. One of the best things about every Valentia product I've used is that they really brighten up my face, including this moisturizer now also. The products are so lightweight, which is always a bonus for a moisturizer because I can't stand when something feels thick or heavy on my face. This Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer has helped lighten some dark spots and keep my skin tone nice and even. You can purchase it through Amazon or directly on their website

Watching: GUYS! So many good shows are back on and coming back soon. You know I'm a sucker for reality TV. Teen Mom OG...especially Bentley have me so excited and I'm loving Monday's for that reason. Don't Be Tardy is coming back on in a few weeks, and that family always cracks me up.

Listening: Obviously I'm listening to Britney's new album. I am LOVING it. I read a really bad review about it the other day which made me upset. I feel like Britney is so quickly judged and I'm sure it's a lot for her. Yes, she's a celebrity and she signed up for the spotlight, but I can't imagine living in it. Kids, relationships, work, travel, commitments...the list goes on and then being criticized on top of it is most likely intense. I loved this article on how the world wanted Britney to fail & she didn't....and it really gave me chills. Sorry, I kind of went off about this whole subject but I just wish people didn't think she's trying to hang on to her past...she's just trying to make a life for herself and do what she loves. I love this album, it's fun, it's upbeat, and it's always great to hear something new from Britney!

Trying: To manage my anxiety better. I feel like I go from 0 to 100 sometimes and can't seem to calm down. To be completely honest, day to day is a lot better for me than it was a few months ago thanks to the help of medication again. I wish I didn't have to take anything to regulate the things I have going on, but if it helps me then I will do whatever it takes. I just still have those times where everything builds up and I feel like I can't calm down, can't escape and just want to run and keep on running. It takes a lot of me talking to myself and time alone to get back to a calm place in my head. It feels weird putting that out there, but's life and that's part of what I'm currently dealing with. I'm thankful that my husband and stepson understand where I'm coming from and usually know how to help me, it's really comforting to know they don't just think I'm losing it.

I hope you all have an enjoyable long weekend. On Tuesday Macy and I are hosting our Monthly Recap link-up...I hope you join us and share what you loved from the month of August or what you did that was great. Can't wait to read them all!

Thanks for listening to me ramble and just get some things off my chest and catch up with all of you. Tell me something you're up to lately!

Special thanks to BrandBacker for sponsoring part of today's post.

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