Finding myself … finding the blog


This blog hasn’t been around long, but it’s been changing since I started writing it. And I’ve been changing since I started writing it.

At the end of last year, my views on beauty and health were much different than they are now. And my hobbies were different. I loved buying makeup and hair products and reviewing them. I loved making recipes for the blog. Let’s revise that: I made recipes purely for the blog. I didn’t enjoy it that much.

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Continuously evolving


I feel like my blog is continuously evolving. I guess it’s a big reflection of me and where I’m at in my life. I’ve been saying for years that I want to live a more fulfilling life, one that’s not wasted staring at a screen. It’s been at least 5 years that I’ve been saying this. That’s not the only “promise” I’ve made to myself. I’ve also told myself I was going to develop a healthier lifestyle.

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3 things you should never feel guilty spending money on


The older I get, the more I realize that there’s no sense in feeling guilty about spending money on essential things. I used to feel buyer’s remorse on making smart purchases that were more expensive than usual. I would buy a healthier meal and kick myself for spending an extra $3. Just recently, I realized that’s not a good mentality to have.

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Short story series: The Tales of Teana

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I’ve been reading a lot lately and having crazy dreams. All of this has led me to wanting to write. I thought about doing serial pieces weekly, but I don’t want to keep you waiting for the next part of the story. Instead, I want to do short stories. The twist is that they’re going to be from the same point of view: enter Teana. She is the made-up girl who you will follow through her crazy tales. Enjoy!


I walk into the art museum a few blocks from my flat. I’ve been there several times, observing one specific piece. Claude, the security guard, knows me. He nods and asks, “Here to see the beaut again?”

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House hunting


As I’ve mentioned in some previous posts, Austin and I have been house hunting. We were avidly searching, looking at multiple houses each week. And our weekends were filled with talk of houses, our finances, budgets, loans, etc. Well the past week has been an emotional roller coaster.

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite


I’m sorry it’s been awhile. I want to have an awesome excuse for my recent sparsity of posts, but I can’t come up with anything to blow your mind. I’ll settle for these ok-ish excuses: 1. I’ve been avidly house-hunting. 2. I’ve been focused at work and doing some freelance. 3. I’ve been reading more (books and the daily newspaper). 4. I found out I have bed bugs! 🙁

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My morning makeup routine


Recently, I’ve been interested in videography. For my first project, I thought it would be fun to film my morning makeup routine. It’s my first attempt at video, so no judgments please!

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