Life

When your cat is more photogenic than you

Life

Ever experienced envy at the fact that no matter how you photograph your pet, no matter what absolutely ridiculous pose they are in, they still manage to look cuter than you? If so, I feel you. I delete basically every selfie, and then turn around and take 100+ photos of my flawless feline child. I can put on makeup, find perfect lighting, try and fix my hair, and take a…

WW#7

Life

Whew, it's been ages since I posted about the wedding at all. Although a BUNCH of things have been done since my last post, which was probably about either A) The wedding convention I attended with my mum or B) The issues with wedding dress shopping. Now, months and months later, and now it is actually the same year as the wedding, I've buckled down and started to get more…

Bookworm Origin Story

Blogging, Life

What makes someone a bookworm? Can you quantify it? Is there a bookworm checklist? I couldn't tell you the exact moment where I realized I was a bookworm, but it probably came from someone using that word to describe me. I don't know how many books I needed to read before the adjective stuck, or how much time I needed to spend on reading before everyone around me started to…

New Year, New Bookworm

Blogging, Life

I fell off the map towards the end of 2016. I had post drafts all scheduled, but just never got around to fully photographing/editing/writing them up to post them. With November and December being full of family visits, traveling, holidays, and the like, I just couldn't find time to manage a blog on top of everything else! (I feel like that may sound a bit of a cop-out, but I'm…

Wedding Convention (WW#6)

Life

I had a post on Monday that was going to be about coffee table books, but then I got home from a weekend of camping, hiking mountains, and having no wifi/cell service, and just didn't have it in me to complete that post, so instead, here we are on Wednesday with a post about a Wedding Convention I attended back in October with my mom! Now, I admit, I probably…

Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Life

I've been doing NaNoWriMo for quite a while now. I started when I was back in college as a sophomore and that first year was the only year I actually completed the challenge. A bunch of unfinished novels later, here I am, prepping for another year of literary struggle! I was debating between re-working/finishing an older NaNoWriMo novel that I recently fell back in love with, or writing something new…

Haunted House Stories

Life, Local Flavor

As Halloween steadily approaches, I figure I'll share some spooky stories. I'll start with one of my favorite clown-related stories (since all this nonsense with clowns has been happening in real life, not in haunted houses) Back in my junior year (I think) of high school, I was drafted for a trip to Ohio to visit a haunted house, well, actually it was five haunted houses all on the same…

Problems with Wedding Dress Expectations (WW#5)

Life

Since the going is still slow on the wedding front (Although I did put down a deposit on a wedding photographer and signed the contract with them! YAY! ONE BIG THING DONE!!!) I figured that I'd push this back to being a once a month update, because I'm bad at talking about weddings and I'm not an expert in any sense of the word. As the day creeps ever closer,…

How to Create a Reading Nook

Life

One of the reasons we settled on this specific floor plan was because there was a study. For years I've wanted a room where I could have all my bookshelves and a cozy reading nook where I could curl up and read my books, and Alex wanted a place where he could have his desk and game. The study is both, and with doors to keep the cat out so…

“Currently” Me

Life

Since I did the currently reading list, I thought I'd do a "currently" about me, and what I've been up to. A lot has changed in my life (in all ways) since I started this blog way back when. I mean, this was the first picture of myself I posted on the blog: HA OH MAN I'M GETTING EMBARRASSED. Obviously a lot has changed. l started this blog when I…