Changing up my hair! ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Good morning guys!

A couple months ago, I had some blonde streaks in my hair and of course me being indecisive, I decided to dye it dark brown all over. Usually when I box dye my hair at home, it turns out completely fine. But this time, I ran out of box dye because I didn’t realize my hair was so long and it turned out pretty patchy and instead of turning a nice dark brown color, it turned black. Since then, I’ve been trying to fade it out and get rid of the color as much as I can because usually in Spring/Summer I tend to go for the balayage look. I’m also really tired of this hair color and I don’t think I’ll ever dye it dark brown again! I think from now on if I ever want to go darker, I’ll just add in low lights because I’ve learned my lesson.

Yesterday I went and had a consultation for my hair. I have been going to the same lady since I was like 15, but I thought it was time to try a different place! I went to go meet this new lady and as soon as she started talking about my hair, I knew she knew what she was talking about. She asked me what I wanted to do with my hair and I told her how I recently box dyed it and pretty much explained the whole situation. I showed her this pictureย and said this was what I eventually wanted my hair to look like. She was honest with me and said it would take a couple sessions, but the first time we would aim for a caramel balayage. I liked that she was honest and didn’t want to damage my hair. She said she could easily spend the whole day and transform my hair into this, but the damage would be unbearable and I am trying to avoid as much damage as possible to my hair because I’m growing it out.

So she said this would be the goal the first session since my hair is dark, we’ll see how it ends up. By the time we go to California, it will hopefully look like that first picture! Every time I’ve done balayage in the past, I liked it but then it faded or got brassy and I started to hate it. Which is why I usually went back to darker hair quickly.

Anyways, I was able to get an appointment for the first session this Monday after work so I’m super excited to change up my hair and pretend I’m a new me ๐Ÿ˜€

Have you changed your hair recently? What did you do to it?? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Styles I want to try in 2019

Hey guys!

One of my goals this year is to really get into fashion and to try out new styles. Since Spring is just around the corner, I’m already thinking about what kind of outfits I want to buy and wear. I’ve gotten some inspiration from Pinterest and want to organize it! I am thinking of outfits I could wear to work and also on vacations or just casually if I go somewhere. I rarely wear colors and am planning on incorporating them into my outfits.

So I decided the best thing to do is make a new board on Pinterest and have everything I like in there. I’ve been using boards a lot lately and it really organizes everything nicely.ย 

Here’s the link to my board:ย Spring Style 2019

The problem with our city is that Spring can turn into summer weather real quick so sometimes it just depends on what you can wear. It’s usually cold in the office, so I will most likely be wearing cardigans/jeans from Spring into Summer. But there are a lot of cute outfits I’ve found and I cannot wait to use these as inspiration! I will continue adding more stuff into this board as I find more outfits, so keep an eye out!ย 

Does anyone else use Pinterest to organize their ideas? What do you do for outfit inspiration? Let me know below, would love to try some new things out as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

Where have I been for the last week?!

Hello hello!

Happy Monday! I just got finished updating my blog and trying to make it look like Halloween and October themed. So far I like it, but I may end up changing it later. I am working from home today, haven’t gotten in the groove of blogging every day like I use to which makes me sad. I need to get back into it! I was planning on starting on my travel post yesterday and today, but I didn’t have time. I think I will start after writing this post though. I need to look through the photos on my camera first and then pick and choose which to put on here! The one on my header now is from that trip to Yosemite ๐Ÿ™‚

So what’s been going on since I last blogged?? LOTS! Well, nothing too dramatic, but just some little updates here and there. Let’s see….. we finally bought a patio set and it was actually pretty cheap – $69 for 4 chairs, a nice glass table, and an umbrella. It’s perfect for us right now. I dream of the days I can wake up earlier and drink coffee outside sitting on my patio and enjoying some fresh air. And that day may be coming sooner than I thought! We can’t set it up until we clean out the garage and that little alleyway thing between our house and our neighbors because there are way too many mosquitos and bugs. So we have to clean all of that first so we can spray down the backyard and so I am able to park my car in the garage finally ๐Ÿ™‚ this weekend was too hot to work outside, but next weekend it will be perfect weather to spend a whole Saturday cleaning it out and power-washing it. So I am looking forward to that.

What else? Hm, we bought some cool lights to put in the backyard too, so at night it can be pretty when we’re sitting out there. I also got a fire pit from my parents that’s really nice so we can have bonfires. It will be the perfect hangout spot! Even if it’s cold outside, I still see myself sitting out there with the fire going wrapped up in a blanketย ๐Ÿ˜‚

I’ve been working on my Pinterest a lot and have even posted one photo on there the other day which is a great start. It’s also been a struggle to host my own website outside of wordpress, it takes a lot of time and it’s hard for me to find that time. Hopefully I can finish it before the end of this year.

I started making a weekly to do list of things I want to accomplish from Monday-Sunday and it’s been working well. Sometimes I don’t finish stuff on there and if it’s not a huge deal I’ll add it to next week. But blogging at least 3x this week is on there, hopefully this helps me get back into the groove.ย 

Mirhad discovered that my camera is super good and is learning how to use it correctly which means he will be my photographer for everything!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Woohoo, finally! Apparently I chose a pretty good one so I’m glad for once I did something right LOL. So pics will be happening more often now ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that’s it for this update, hopefully the travel blog will be up by the end of this week. It’s on my list!ย 

See ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

Updates, updates, & more updates!

Good morning!!!

Happy October guys!!!!! Fall is finally here!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ My favorite season is fall, so I’m all about this. Bring on the chilly weather!

I am finally back from my trip, but still not settled back in. Working from home today, this will give me a chance to wash some laundry and clean up in between.ย 

Update: I wrote this and then had a couple of meetings and in between I managed to make breakfast, clean the living room, clean the kitchen, and tidy up where needed. So now that I finally finished all of that, I can sit down and blog. I have one last meeting from 2-3pm and then after that I’ll work on some more stuff from work.ย 

I have to blog about my trip, but it might take a while because I have to transfer over a bunch of the pictures from my camera. I am super excited to write about it, it was seriously so much fun. A lot of driving, but totally worth it. Next time, I will for sure spend 2-3 days in one place instead of just 1 so I can relax too. My brain is still in vacation mode, so I need to get back to reality. Is it too early to start planning our next trip tho??? LOL. That reminds me, I need to see how many vacation days I have now since I just used 3 days!

Ok so I won’t start planning this anytime soon obviously…. but we mentioned going to Colorado to ski/sled with our parents in the winter, so that would be something I’d like to look out for. Of course, I’d have to confirm their vacations days and whatever, but something cheap would be nice. Don’t think we’d be able to afford Aspen, so maybe there’s another alternative. If you’ve been anywhere sledding/skiing in CO that’s not super expensive, please let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wrote a huge to-do list for this week, it’s just a mixture of things I want to get done. #1 priority is to clean out the garage, spray it down, and make the gym so we can work out before work/school in the morning. Especially when nicer weather is getting here, it would be amazing to work out before work and not have to drive to the gym.ย 

My featured photo is one I took in Seattle drinking coffee – well my husband took it and from that point I told him he is in charge of taking pics like this hahaha. It’s so cute, so I was like dude we need more of these!!!

Okay, vacation/travel post will be coming soon, till then just hear me babble about my life ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

What I’m doing & what’s ahead! ๐ŸŒป

Good morning!

Yesterday we went to get carry-on suitcases from Marshall’s and I ended up buying a really cute mug that says “Hello Fall” on it. It’s actually really big, I selected more coffee on the Keurig and it only got to halfwayย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I also noticed this is the same mug my favorite Youtuber Casey Holmes bought the other day too!!! So I thought that was cool!ย 

So currently I am finishing up that cup of coffee. I feel good, I feel great. Woke up at 7:50 this morning and logged into work and I am now balancing my work stuff with blogging. The other day I bought Anastasia dip brow, I usually never do my eyebrows unless someone else does it for me for an event, but I’ve decided to learn myself so that I can fill mine in a little better. Maybe it’ll complete my makeup look, hopefully I don’t look scary lol.ย 

Today, Mirhad has to catch up on homework or I should say use this time to get ahead. He has an exam on Monday and then like 2 papers due after that and one of them is due on the 26th when we are in Seattle, so he’s going to have to finish that before. His teacher changed it last minute of course, but we aren’t cancelling our trip for that hahaha.ย 

We have a wedding to go to this weekend, but aside from that I’m going to be using this weekend to plan my outfits for the trip and plan pretty much everything so I am not doing it last minute like my trip to Dallas where I packed my clothes when I came from work ๐Ÿ˜‚ย We also need to deep clean the house this weekend so we don’t have to do that right before we leave.ย 

I was thinking about doing some yard work today, maybe cleaning out the weeds from my flowers up front and getting rid of any flowers that died. I am so bad at watering my flowers lol, but I swear I’ll get better especially now that it’s not scorching hot outside!

I need to book a nail appointment for next week, I am thinking about either doing black gel nails or a nude color. I am really feeling the black nails since it’s fall and it won’t get bad during my trip. About to get on Pinterest and just look for some more ideas!ย 

I think that’s it for now, see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Wednesday April 4, 2018 ๐ŸŒฟ

Hello there!

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a cold day, but the sun has been out so it doesn’t seem as gloomy and cold as it is. This morning I went to class and then went grocery shopping. Got lots of good food and I’m excited to make something for dinner tonight. I might make a recipe and post it on here! Either I make something up of my own or I find something online and try to make it.. we’ll see. When I came back from grocery shopping, I cleaned everything out of my fridge, threw away anything that was old, and organized it. Feels good!!!! It looks nice but I know by tomorrow it won’t look like that hahahah. Then I cleaned the rest of the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Made some lunch after that and now I’m here!

Going to work on the house around 5 again today and then come back and make dinner. I might look at my homework assignments or I might just leave it for tomorrow, we’ll see. But my new goal is to watch an episode ofย This is Usย everyday, that way I can at least finish that show and start another one.ย 

Now I am researching how to get rid of spiders in the basement and keep spiders/bugs away from my house. I like the idea of putting mulch around the house, it would make it more appealing too. Here’s some links I found.ย 

https://www.hunker.com/13421919/how-to-get-rid-of-spiders-in-the-basement

I like the idea of mulch and I can also spray the holes and window corners with peppermint oil mixed with water since spiders apparently hate the scent of peppermint?

I think this is also a good idea, it makes the house more appealing plus spiders hate cedar mulch apparently so this may work.ย 

If anyone knows any other remedies for getting rid of spiders and keeping them away, please let me know!ย 

See ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

Day Update/Wednesday March 21, 2018 โœจ

Hello!

So I got my braces off, woohoo!! It feels awesome, but my bottom teeth are a little sore so I decided to take off my retainer for today until I go to sleep tonight. Right now I’m attempting to do my micro homework and then I will try to catch up on notes I missed from today and if I’m not able to, I’ll just do it after class tomorrow.ย 

I have so much to do with school in such little time. Tomorrow me and Adisa have to go buy our cap and gowns after class so finally we can get that over with. I have to start studying for my micro test which is sometime next week and really focus on making sure I understand my financial management class so I do good on the next exam.ย 

I also need to find outfits and stuff for my trips so I’ll probably do that when I finish that exam and find a white dress after that too. Then I just have some little things to finish before I leave like changing my oil and planning out what we’re gonna do!

NEWEST UPDATE:

Hi!ย 

So I meant to post this yesterday and never got around to doing it. My teeth were so sore from my retainers this morning, it sucks. But I’m eating the cookies Mirhad got me yesterdayย ๐Ÿ˜‹ย and I’m watchingย This is Us.ย I have to go grocery shopping soon and then I’m going to spend the rest of the day catching up on chapter 9. I really need to get motivated to get back into the school mode because I still feel like I am on spring break lol.ย 

So I went to class this morning, me and Adisa carpooled and got a bagel on the way to school (yum). Then after class we went and got our cap and gowns, so exciting! Now we have to think of ideas to put on our caps, there are some fun ones we found on Pinterest.ย 

So yeah that’s pretty much it, about to go to Aldi with my mom and buy food and buy some chairs she wants for the living room.ย 

Seeeee ya! ๐Ÿ™‚