I know it’s Wednesday, and I don’t usually post on Wednesdays. To be completely honest, I spent all weekend with the boyfriend and I totally forgot to write a post for yesterday (Tuesday). It’s also been a hot minute since I’ve posted, and I’ve got a whole explanation post lined up for either this Friday or next week. Hopefully, I’m back for good or at least for awhile.
Anyways, I’m coming to you on this lovely day before Thanksgiving with a little bit of a different post. I texted Caitlyn (aka my blogging bestie) about whether or not I should do a ‘What I Packing for Thanksgiving’ post, and her response was, “Yes because I’m nosy and I literally started packing last night lol.” So here we are with all the things I’m taking home for Thanksgiving.
To be quite honest, I originally planned for this post to go live last Friday. It feels kinda weird to be posting a chit chat post on a Tuesday because I usually keep my personal/informal posts for Fridays. But, life got in the way and I had to head home for the weekend so this post didn’t get published.
Usually when the month is over, I’m in shock that time flew by that fast, and I get kinda sad because I’ll never get that month back. I don’t know what it is about this year, but November 1st hit, and I was immediately like MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY HOLIDAYS LET IT SNOW. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve been this excited for the holidays since I was a kid. I’m ready for the world to turn into a wonderland of red, green, and gold and have festive music blasting through the speakers and drinking tea by the fire in my cat pajama pants all while watching Christmas Vacation.
Hello, hello! I’m so sorry that there wasn’t a post for last Friday, but as you’ll see in this Friday’s chit chat post (or if you saw this post on Insta), there’s a bit of a reason behind why I was M.I.A. But here we are, it’s Tuesday, and today I’ve got a recent purchases post coming at you. I mean clearly you knew what this post was about if you read the title…
I’m not going to lie, I was 100% inspired to do this post thanks to Kayla over at Kayla Blogs. She did a recent purchases post, and I was like, “you know, I just took a little self-care trip to Marshall’s, and I’m sure other people want to see the stuff I bought.”
But really I just wanted an excuse to show off my new coffee mugs.
I will say that from now until Thanksgiving-ish, I’m really going to watch my budget and my unnecessary self-care trips to Target and Marshall’s because the holidays are coming up and I’ve got a lot of Secret Santa’s to participate in. *wink wink to all the bloggers out there*
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I think this is the first time in my entire life that I’ve ever had a full-on skincare routine. I’ve been a 2x-a-day face washing girl with day and night moisturizer for probably the past 8 years. I haven’t strayed much from it because it worked to an extent, but since August, my face has been a bit out of control, and I figured that as a 20-year-old, I should probably start taking better care of my skin.
Recently my face has been that of a pubescent middle schooler, and I’m not too fond of that.
I don’t know if it’s hormonal changes, if it’s my anxiety, if it’s the stress of school, or a combination of everything, but whatever it is, I’m not happy about it.
It’s messing with my self-confidence, and it’s just straight up frustrating to look in the mirror and see my forehead covered in red bumps. To deal with it for the day, it’s always the toss up of covering my face in makeup to try and hide the problem or letting my skin breathe and feeling like everyone’s staring at my face all day.
Just in case you don’t know, Caitlyn is a fellow college blogger (College with Caitlyn) and fitness enthusiast. She’s a junior at Northern Kentucky University studying mathematics and computer science. I can’t really remember how Caitlyn and I “met”, but it was probably me bombarding her with messages on some platform. I would consistently ask questions and for advice, and eventually, we exchanged numbers, and here we are.