Day 12: The Spring Tag!

So I already wrote this tag, but for some reason is disappeared! Sad day! Oh well, I guess now I will quickly retype this. I was tagged by a few people to do this fun Spring Tag so I decided why not? This tag reminds me a lot of my Day 1 post of the #30daysofthebeautydeputy which was Spring Beauty and Fashion picks. But, I still decided to do this tag because it had a lot of cute questions. Hope you enjoy!

1) What eye palette will you use most this spring?

If you read many of my blog posts, you may know that I ❤ eye shadow palettes. I especially love ones with color. These colorful palettes I feel are perfect for Spring. I’m not sure which palette I will use the most this Spring, but I will post a picture of a palette that I am looking forward to using.

Kat Von D Esperanza! Aren’t the colors gorgeous!?!

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2)What blusher in your collection is a Spring must? And what about lipstick too?

This is another hard question! I love blushes and I can’t just pick one. But, I guess if I have to I pick I choose my new Clinque blush. Although, all the other blushes in the photo below are lovely as well.



I don’t have a lipstick must, but I do have a lip tint must! Pacifica Lip Tints! 🙂 ❤


3)What nail polish do you love to wear in Spring?

Pastels!  I love wearing Essie, Flower Beauty, Julep, and OPI the most.



4)What is on your Spring break agenda?

I don’t do Spring break anymore. I am working at a hospital now and they don’t do Spring break. During college years I just relaxed at home during Spring break. Next year I would love to go to Florida. I really want to visit Harry Potter World.

5)What trends are you looking forward to- fashion nail polish make up etc?

Once again! Pastels! Florals! Pop of Coral! I’m just looking forward to not having to wear pants and boots.

6)What is your signature Spring scent?

I don’t really have a signature scent, but right now I have been loving my Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume. Smells amazing! It was featured in my monthly favorites!

7)Do you have a Spring skincare regime?

My skincare regime is usually the same as Winter, although I do try to wear more SPF.

8)What is Spring like where you live?

Aaah Good Ole’ Minnesota. It’s in very moody. Last year we had a snow storm the end of April. I hope that it doesn’t happen this year. It has been feeling more like Spring lately which is always pleasant. Also, snow has been melting quite a bit! 😀

9)Florals, got to have them or make them stop?

Got to have them..

10)Favorite activity to do in the Spring?

I love going for walks with the family, especially Mirya and Maddie. I can’t wait to be able to go bike riding and kayaking!!!

Well that concludes the questions! Hope you enjoyed this post! I can’t believe that my first attempt at this tag got deleted somehow. If you’re reading this I tag you!!! Tag you’re it! 

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous posts from this month during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag


Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

April 2014


It is time for another blog hop!! This time we decided to do Spring Product Picks as our topic, which is very fitting for this time of year. Although, looking outside I feel like Spring is so far away. Even though I see a little (brown) grass, there is mostly snow. I still have been using some products of mine that scream Spring! The Winter colors are long gone and it is time for Spring!  I am going to share with you all a variety of items that I will be using this Spring such as: makeup, clothing, accessories, and much more.


During the winter months, I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors and I got a lot of use out of my Naked palettes and my Sigma warm neutrals palette. Although, I feel like I could still use those palettes in Spring, I am more excited about colorful eye shadow looks. Bye bye neutrals! Hello color!

Eye-shadow Palettes

My favorite makeup item is eye shadow. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that is no surprise! It is my favorite part of makeup application because I love finding my creativity with my eye looks! If I am going to apply makeup, I will never skip eye shadow.  I do have quite a few makeup palettes. I almost didn’t include all these, but I really think that they’re perfect for Spring. I love the colors in all of them!




Aren’t the colors gorgeous?!? I feel like all these colors are perfect for Spring.

Stila In The Garden Palette
 I love this palette because I can make a multitude of looks. My favorite shadows in this palette are the green ones, also the purple toned one that reminds me of the color of the year (radiating orchid).
Inglot Freedom System
I picked out the shadows to fill my palette, and as you can see, I went for brighter colors. I have a variety of colors such as: mint green, an orchid color, and many more. 
Urban Decay The Great and Powerful Oz Glinda
I love this palette! I also love this movie! My favorite shadows include: the purple shadow and the pink shadow.
Kat Von D Esperanza Palette
I got this palette mostly for the purple and mint green shadow. This palette has a variety of colors that end up working together in this palette. I love the purple color making it perfect for Spring!
Sigma Creme De Couture Palette
This was a limited edition palette inspired by macaroons. I feel like they should have waited and released this palette now because it has such bright, fun colors. They released it last year, around Fall time, which didn’t really make sense.
Sigma Flare Palette
I love this palette for the colors that it includes, especially the purple shadows. I haven’t got much use out of the other colors in this palette, but I look forward to finding my creativity with it.



A look closer at the colors…


The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples?
How adorable is this palette’s packaging? The Balm always does amazing things with packaging! I don’t really use cream blushes that often so there is still learning in process on application. It will be fun using this palette this Spring.
Pixi Beauty Blush in No. 3 Perkiest Pink
Got this blush on clearance at Target. I’m glad that I picked this blush up, because the color is amazing. It is a super nice Springy pink.
Sleek Blusher in Coral
Of course, I needed to include my coral Sleek blush. Love this blusher that I got in my box swap. Such a gorgeous coral blush color!
Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop
If this blush doesn’t scream Spring, than I don’t know what does? It is shaped as a lovely daisy flower and the color is gorgeous!



Pacifica Lip Tints ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
I love these! I started out with the color, Guava Berry and I have almost used that one up. I decided to get more of them since I love them so much. I will be doing a review on these lovelies! So make sure to check back! They’re so easy to use and perfect for Spring time. This is a product that I sent to Effie in my box swap!

Lip Glosses


Maybelline Color Elixir in Dashing Orchid
This is perfect because it is the color of the year. Gives such a nice color to the lips and so far I’m loving the texture.
Nyx Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait
Nyx Butter Glosses are amazing! They also smell amazing as well! I will be posting a review on these soon!
Julep Lip Gloss in Enchanted
Love the color of this gloss! It is sure Enchanted!
Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Lovechild
I got this gloss awhile ago when it first came out. I haven’t worn it much because I think that it is more fitting for Spring-time.



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I got most of this clothing at Maurices or Vanity, except for the scrubs shown. For Spring, I am excited to bring out the fun colors such as: pinks, orange, turquoise, and many more. Of course, I had to show a few Spring dresses (more like Summer) because I can’t wait for the snow to melt. As you can see, I took these photos by the window and you can still see the icky snow! I hear that it is supposed to snow here again, but who knows! Those meteorologists aren’t always right! Working as a nurse on the medical-surgical floor, I supply my own scrubs, so that means I want to wear Spring ones during Spring. I am also into holiday scrubs! I just got that Easter one shown above! Isn’t it adorable!?!? I know I didn’t show any bottoms, but I can’t wait until I can at least wear capris and sandals. Sadly, I think I’ll be wearing pants for awhile and won’t be able to take my sandals out until all the snowy, muddy mess is gone!



Here are my rainbow tennis shoes that I adore. Whenever I wear these, people always compliment me on them. They’re colorful and fun!


I just got these boots not too long ago. They’re part of the Baretraps new Spring line. I thought they were super cute!


Sandals! I can’t wait to wear these lovelies! I love wearing sandals! Although, I will have to get my feet ready for sandal season by getting a pedicure! SNOW MELT!!!! Just not too fast, so that it floods!




Wearing headbands like these in my hair is perfect for Spring. Also, these don’t give me a headache like some other headbands. I got all of these at Maurices of course!




I got this purse on sale, and I decided that purple would be perfect for Spring. It is also the perfect size and the inside print is adorable! The color in real life is closer to the second photo.  I got this purse at Herberger’s!




Just thought I should share with you all my favorite Spring Scentsy warmer. I have a ton of these warmers because I am a Scentsy consultant. These warmers melt scented wax using a lightbulb. This one is shaped as an egg and adorable!!! I of course, have a ton of favorite Scentsy bar scents such as: Jumpin’ Jelly Bean and Black Raspberry Vanilla.,



Here are a few (or 6!) of my favorite perfumes that I feel are perfect for Spring! I love perfumes! Although I can’t wear it everyday because of being a nurse, I love wearing it on my days off!  The descriptions start on the top left to top right, and then bottom left to bottom right.

  1. Anna Sui La Vie De Bohème. You can find this perfume here. I love the scent of this perfume! According to Sephora the notes include: Turkish Rose, Pear, Red Berries, Dragon Fruit, Magnolia, Peony, Freesia, White Wood, Skin Musk, Red Raspberries, Vanilla, Sandalwood Accord. I think that it has a nice mix of scents: pretty, fresh, and sweet. It isn’t too floral which is always a plus.
  2.  Katy Perry Meow. You can find this perfume here. I really love this perfume! The packaging is adorable for one thing! Who doesn’t love cat packaging!?!?! Notes include: top notes (Tangerine, Pear and Gardenia), middle notes (Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley and Orange Blossoms), and bottom notes (Vanilla, Musk Amber and Sandalwood). I just think that this scent is very girly. It smells fruity, floral, and fresh. Love it! ❤
  3. Mark Night Iris. You can find it on Avon’s site here. What Avon says, “Its dark, mysterious beauty draws you in. Its scent surprises, lighter than you’d ever expect. This is Night Iris as it’s never been before, artfully blended with hints of water lily, exotic berries and purple freesia to add to its feminine allure.” I used to sell Avon/Mark and this is one my favorite perfumes from them. It smells amazing with feminine, fruity, and floral hints.
  4. Clinique Happy in Bloom. I got this little sample for Christmas. You can find the perfume at Ulta here. What Ulta says, “Everything we love about spring – in a bottle. Clinique’s upbeat floral fragrance makes your world sweeter, softer, brighter. Captures the feeling of a world suddenly in bloom. But just like the season, it won’t be here forever.” This is my favorite Clinique perfume and it definitely reminds me of Spring when flowers are blooming.
  5. Maurices Myliu. I love this perfume! I got it at my favorite store Maurices awhile ago. I can’t find it online on their site anymore, but if you’re in Maurices and see this perfume, I recommend checking it out. It smells amazing! I don’t even know how to explain this scent, but it is a favorite of mine.
  6. Avon Secrets to Keep. You can find this perfume on Avon’s site here. What Avon says, “A dreamy blend of fruits and florals. Whispers of sweet apple and juicy strawberry with a passionate heart of jasmine, white musk and warm sandalwood.” I love this scent! It smells fruity and floral, but mostly fruity. I definitely can smell the strawberry notes in it. 


Going through my nail polish collection, I picked out these lovely colors. I am horrible at painting my nails so I don’t do it as often as I want. But, this Spring, I want to paint my nails more!


Julep Lilou
Glinda The Good Witch
Flower Beauty I Lavendare You!
Flower Beauty Good Bud-dy
Flower Beauty May Flowers
Zoya Odette


Julep Karen
Julep Courtney

So that ends my Spring picks! Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products! Also, don’t forget to check out all the other lovely blogs listed below that belong to this Facebook group.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My 2013 Highlights!!! Plus New Years Eve Makeup!

I just want to take the time and look back at 2013 and share a few highlights during this year.

I completed my first year as a Registered Nurse at the hospital I work at. I have learned so much working there and will continue to learn each and everyday. I think the real learning is by experience.


My RN graduation!

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary.


Moving in with my boyfriend and purchasing a house.


Going to the drive in movie theater with family and friends. I love drive in movie theaters! They’re so fun and a totally different experience then seeing a movie at a regular movie theater.

Bringing Mirya my Shiba Inu home. (I wanted a Shiba Inu ever since Nintendogs came out when I was young.)

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Watching Mirya and Molly interact with each other.

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Took the leap and started blogging end of August, but switched my blog to WordPress beginning of October. I just want to once again thank my followers! I have a ton of posts planned for the new year. Also comment down below if you have any posts that you would like to see.

Watching my nieces change over the year was cool. It’s amazing how fast kids grow!


Read more (I have a million books on my book shelf to read)

Do better at saving $$

Cook more healthier foods

Ride my bike more (Darn you WINTER!)


(sorry for the bad lighting, it gets dark so early in Minnesota)

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The Palette

Too Faced Pretty Rebel

I feel like this palette was a perfect palette for New Year’s Eve

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Row 1: Dainty, Charming, Girly, Totally Fetch, Miss Sparkles
Row 2: Ringleader, Gangsta, Instigator, Badass, Jailbird

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Eye Shadow Steps

Add eyelid primer

Add Ringleader to the inner part of the eyelid

Add Gangsta in the middle of the eyelid

Add Girly to the outer V and blend slightly into crease

Add Charming into the crease

Add Miss Sparkles into the crease for some more added dimension

Add The Balm’s Overshadow in Work is Overrated (just to add some more sparkle and shimmer)

Add Dainty as a highlight under the brows

*I added the shadows before doing my face because Too Faced shadows have some fallout while applying them.*



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I loved the show Dexter and yes I was upset with how they ended it this year. 😦 Stupid writers!


I didn’t get to read many books this year. I read a few but none of them stuck out in my mind. I am currently reading the new Nicholas Sparks book. I will share with you my favorite book at least.


Anyway I hope that you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to comment down below if you have any post requests. Hope you all enjoy your New Years! I am relaxing at home right now until my boyfriend gets home from work. Hopefully that will be before the clock strikes midnight! Right now it is -17 F below (earlier it was -20 F) so I did enjoy myself a cup of hot cocoa! I did miss the marshmallows in it!  😦
Tomorrow I plan to post, “TAG: Best of 2013.” Then December Favorites soon after that!




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Tis’ the Season! My Christmas Decorations!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! I love the Christmas decor! I just wanted to post some photos. Well maybe a lot of photos! Hope you enjoy!


My Christmas Tree!


As you can tell Mirya found some presents to rip open. Well I guess it was dumb of me to wrap some of them already! I’m sure my nieces will get a kick out of that considering it’s their presents that she tore into. As I am writing this I can I hear tearing of paper. Few seconds later…Phew! False alarm!


The stockings! One for my boyfriend, one for Mirya my puppy, one for Molly my cat, and of course one for me!


My Willow Tree Nativity Set


My Scentsy Silouhette wrap in Nativity! Of course it has the scent Christmas Cottage in it!


Another Scentsy warmer of mine! The cute adorable little snowman!


I just thought that this snowman was adorable and it’s kind of sad too because he is melting. I got this snowman at a craft fair and I just thought it was unique. In back is another Scentsy warmer in the Lampshade collection. You may not know this about me and you may be wondering why I have so many warmers. Well I do sell these warmers and scents…just in case you’re wondering.


I got this a few years ago and I thought it was just adorable!


I love penguins so I thought this was super cute! I got this at that same craft fair so it is homemade which makes it so much more special.


Just had to throw this picture in from my Elsa Inspired Makeup look because I think Mirya looks just adorable!


A little arrangement my mom and grandma made for me! They sell these type of arrangements at floral shops for big $$ this time of year and I got mine for free! Thanks mom and grandma! You’re the best!


Just a photo showing one of the first snowfalls! Well one of the first big snowfalls!


Picture of that tree lit up.


This was a picture pre-snow. I got this from my nieces, brother, and sister in law as a house warming gift. My niece picked it out! I think he is adorable! Although he did get buried in the snow during the snowfall! Don’t worry he got shoveled out!

We also have Christmas lights on our house! The multi-colored icicle lights! Let’s just say I am in the Christmas Spirit!

I almost forgot about these!!!


My wreath! Well it’s missing it’s bow, but that will be on there soon! Hopefully!


My vase!


A few more decorations!


An adorable little snowman!


A water globe with a cardinal.


My candy jar! You can see Mirya running around in the background!


Mirya caught red-handed with Molly’s cardinal toy! Lol! Molly isn’t a fan of it!


Mirya may be half cat because she loves her cat toys way more than her dog toys!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed that post! Some may think I have way too many Christmas decorations but I love Christmas time! Let me know how you decorate for Christmas. Also comment down below on a favorite Christmas tradition of yours! Or a favorite food item!



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A few little things….Need input!

I have a question for my followers. Are my blog posts showing up on the reader? I am just wondering because I recently did a post on Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen inspired makeup and haven’t received much feedback. I have asked a few followers and they said that they did not see it on their reader and that they weren’t receiving emails either. Comment down below and let me know.
A few little extra things I wanted to include…


Just wanted to post this picture from Disney’s Frozen because if you look closely you can see Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert from Disney’s Tangled. I just wanted to post that so if you go to the movie you can pay attention because I don’t remember seeing them when I went.

Also, I just thought that this was cool. I live in Minnesota and I have been to Mall of America many times. This post makes me proud to be a Minnesotan! It’s about a person named Zach Sobiech that got cancer and wrote a song called, “Clouds” which is him basically saying goodbye. This song became very popular and was number 1 on Itunes. Which it honestly is an amazing song. Sadly he did pass. Well not too long ago 5,000 people got together and sang this song at Mall of America. There is a video on the link. Just take a look because it is pretty amazing!
One last thing is that it is now snowing on my blog. I think that is awesome!



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The Winter Tag!

I was tagged by The Little Scottish Corner, who by the way I think has an amazing blog! She is always bringing amazing product reviews!

I live in Minnesota where Winter is a very big part of my life so I thought that the Winter Tag was very appropriate for me to do! It snows quite a lot here and gets well below zero. I have my share of jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs for the Winter season. I do like Winter for the most part. I think that it is gorgeous and I also feel like it isn’t my birthday or Christmas without snow! I just hate icy roads and below zero temperatures. So let’s get to the questions and the answers!

What are your favorite things about Winter?

My favorite thing about winter is probably ice skating and snow! I love ice skating. It’s so fun putting on those ice skates and going out on a pond or a lake with the family. Also if it is Winter it might as well have snow. I love the look of snow, especially during December when everybody has Christmas lights on their houses.

What is your favorite Winter outfit?

Pair of jeans, a sweater or sweatshirt, and some boots. I also love wearing scarfs!

What is your favorite Winter food?

I love my grandma’s cooking! So when we get together for Christmas I am in food heaven! I love it all! Mashed potatoes and stuffing are probably on the top part of my list! But as I sit here and type this I think about LEFSE! I can’t be Norwegian and not like Lefse! Lefse with butter and then sugar or brown sugar…mmmhm!

Favorite Winter drink?

Hot chocolate and Apple Cider! I love my hot chocolate with marshmallows! Yum! I also like white hot chocolate! That is delicious!

What is your dream way to spend a Winter’s day?

Spending time with family! I am big on family time! I love when we get together and play cards or board games. I would also love to spend a Winter’s Day ice skating as long as it’s not below zero.

How do you like to do your make-up in the Winter?

I switch my makeup up a lot during the year, but it is day to day. I really like using more purple, green, and darker colors during the winter and lighter colors during the summer. I also do more neutral eyes during Winter.

What are you hoping Santa brings you?
Beautiful weather for the family Christmas weekend! We’re staying at a little resort place that has ice skating, a water park, snow mobiles, and many more things to do. So I just hope that the weather is nice so all can enjoy the beautiful day!

What are the first three things that remind you of Winter?

1. Waking up and looking outside.

2. Taking my puppy out and remembering I should probably put a coat on. Mirya has a sweatshirt too, but she isn’t a fan of it.

3. Hot chocolate!

What is your favorite Winter song?

I do like Christmas music during that time of year.  My favorite Christmas song is Holy Night.

What is your favorite Winter memory?

Spending time with the family during Christmas. It seems like things were a lot easier when I was younger because then my brothers and I still lived at home and life was more simple. Now things are more complicating because we all live in different cities and work different schedules. But, I have some good memories growing up with my family.

What is your favorite Winter scent?

Cinnamon reminds me of Winter. I love my Scentsy scent, “Christmas Cottage ” for my warmer.

Finish this sentence… If I could have one wish this Christmas it would be…
That everybody makes is home with good weather and that everybody has an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I tag anybody and everybody that wants to do this tag!

TAG Wintry Wednesday (A few days late…)

The Little Scottish Corner recently did this tag and said she tagged anybody that wanted to do this tag. Well I am always a fan of tags so I decided that I would give it a try even if it is not Wednesday.

This tag reminds me of the new Disney movie Frozen which I loved by the way!


Anyway onto the questions and answers! Hope you enjoy!

1. What’s your favorite holiday movie?
This is a hard one because I love a lot of the holiday movies. But, one that I love the most is probably “The Christmas Carol.” Except the Mickey version is my favorite because every year my dad would pop it into the VCR and press play. So that is favorite memory of mine too.


2. What are your favorites Christmas colors?
Red and Green! I do love Christmas colors and I basically just love Christmas!

3. Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?
When I was a kid I would always wear PJs and my brothers and I would wake up early and go wake up our parents because Santa came. There was no time for dressing up. But, I did dress up when my family celebrated with the extended family. My cousin and I always had to have matching Christmas dresses. Now that I am older I usually dress up a little bit, but not as dressed up as I got when I was little.

4. If you could only buy one person a present this Christmas, who would it be?
That would be so hard. But, I think I would buy for my grandma. She is such a hard worker and she always works so hard to cook a wonderful meal at Christmas time and it’s always fun to watch her open her gifts from us during Christmas.

5. Do You Open Your Presents Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
When I was little our parents would let us open maybe 1 gift on Christmas Eve. We would usually celebrate with my dad’s side on Christmas Eve so we would open those gifts. Then on Christmas we would open gifts from Santa. We would always celebrate Christmas the weekend before or sometimes after depending on where it landed. Now it doesn’t matter. I work as a nurse so I work holidays so we open gifts whenever the family can get together. We still do get together with my mom’s side during the weekend.

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
I’ve assembled one with one of those kits that you can buy, but I’ve never made one from scratch.

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
I don’t really get Christmas breaks anymore because I am in the working field and well hospitals are open 24/7. I do work Christmas Eve this year but I have Christmas Day off. But, when I was in school or college I loved Christmas break. I am big on spending time with family so that was important to me. I just liked relaxing and enjoying my time off.

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
That the weather cooperates and that all family members make it safe and sound. One Christmas a freeway closed due to bad weather so some family couldn’t come. Also that it isn’t freezing cold out this Christmas so I can go ice skating with my family. Last night it was -15 degrees (Fahrenheit) and right now it is -6 and on Thursday they say it will be 15 degrees. Well that is a heat wave!


9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Cinnamon! I have this scent from Scentsy called Christmas Cottage and it smells divine! A Description from my catalog states, “A cozy, inviting blend of Valencia oranges, raspberries, cloves, and spices.

10. Favorite Christmas Meal or Treat?
This is a hard to choose. But, I love my grandma’s stuffing. It is the best stuffing I’ve ever tried!!! It’s so delicious! I also have a sweet tooth so I do love Christmas cookies!

I tag you, you, and then you! Actually I tag anybody that wants to do this post. Let me know if you do so I can give it a read!

Watch Mirya Grow!!! Minnesota Winter is coming!

I woke up this morning and had to go dig out my boots from storage because Winter is on it’s way! It started snowing late last night so I knew there would probably be snow on the ground when I woke up to take Mirya out. This is Mirya’s with her first “actual” snow fall. It did snow a few weeks ago, but it didn’t amount to anything. Also I was thinking that I might start a separate blog for my pets Mirya and Molly. I was thinking of calling it, “The Mirya & Molly Shenanigans” or “The Mirya & Molly Files.” I would just do updated pictures and posts. Comment down below and let me know what you think.








That concludes the photos. Comment down below and let me know what kind of weather you have where you live? Minnesota is known for it’s looooong winters! I feel like it was just Winter, but that is because it was snowing during the end of April and maybe even May of this year.  A good thing about Minnesota and it’s changing of seasons is no weird poisonous bugs or snakes!  I will take long winter over that any day!