41-Books I Read in January & February

March 24, 2013

I've had very little time to read so far this year (what with school, work, family, etc...), but I'm trying.


  1. Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World by
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lies) turned super millionaires. After he suffers a heart attack, Mike decides to give everything away and Julie has to decide if she loves him enough to stay).
I hate saying that Night was 'good', because it's a true story. I read it for a class and I am so glad I did. It really made me gain perspective on life and how mine is really not that bad. Skipping a beat was just soo good. I kind of knew what would happen at the end, but not to the point where it ruined the story.
Ok, I have loads of homework. Happy reading!

40-2012 Reflections

March 3, 2013

Ok, so I'm kind of late. Whatevs, here we go:

Favorite Makeup: I’m pretty simple when it comes to makeup (and everything else in life, really). Two things I used almost every day in 2012: Wet n’ Wild ‘Vanity’ palette and Mac Prolong Wear concealer.
Favorite Book: I can’t choose just one and I’m actually planning to do a whole post on this. I’ll get to it eventually!

Favorite Song/Album: Christina Perri, Rilo Kiley, Jenni Rivera, and Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ (don’t judge me) were my jams this year. Just for fun, these were my 25 most played songs according to itunes:

Favorite Movie: I don’t watch a lot of movies, so I’ll do TV shows instead. My favorite show of 2012 was definitely Duck Dynasty (again, don’t judge me). I just love their family dynamic.

One thing you're grateful for: Besides the obvious (like my kids, my bf, my job, life, and health) I’m super grateful that I finally have a ‘real’ job. I’ve been a cashier for many years and that’s cool when you’re a teen/young adult, but after a while it’s just sad. My new job is not the most exciting thing and it’s not my dream, but I do like it and I am happy there. (Btw, I don’t mean to offend anyone that is a cashier. I know some people really do enjoy it, but I’m just not one of them).

Greatest Challenge: I’ve been in college since January 2008. I was supposed to graduate in May 2012, but it’s really hard trying to balance family, work, and school. So, graduation got pushed back to December 2012. My schedule was pretty easy: all electives and Statistics (the last core requirement). I was so excited about graduating and had excellent grades in all of my classes except (wait for it) Statistics. I failed miserably on the first few tests and knew there was no way I could pass the class. Instead of ignoring this fact, I dropped the class. Therefore, I did not graduate.:/ Accepting this was my greatest challenge of 2012. It sucked, but I know it was the best thing for me to do. 

 What are you looking forward to in 2013: Graduating (omg, finally!), grad school, family time, and reading new books.:)