The T-Shirts Have Finally Launched!

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I am sooo excited to announce that the t-shirts have finally launched! I can’t wait to see what you guys think of them! I have worked so hard to get to this point. I’m sorry we couldn’t launch exactly at 7 am EST this morning. We were experiencing technical difficulties.

We picked four charities based off of the surveys that everyone had kindly filled out. American Red Cross, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, and Hunger Project. I will be posting some more information about the charities soon.

We will be running these campaigns off of Teespring for 2 weeks. It only prints once a certain amount of t-shirts are sold. So instead of charging you right away, it will put a hold on your account until a set amount of t-shirts has been ordered. We set ours to 5 t-shirts for each campaign. If the goal isn’t met the t-shirts will not be printed, the hold on your account disappears, and you won’t be charged.

Thank you so much for your time and effort! It has made elated to work on this project and I hope that it will be able to help many people.

Thank you for making me smile!

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Coffee. Tea. Talk. What Were Those Surveys About?

So all in all it has been a very busy month for me so far. I had my birthday, went out, and ate some amazing sushi and pizza! I also went shopping and enjoyed myself a little bit. The coolest thing about this month is that I have been working on this project and I will finally be able to launch it tomorrow! 

I will be launching four separate t-shirts tomorrow and 50% of all the profits will be going towards the charity that is picked out for each t-shirt. The charities I have picked out from the survey that you have all kindly participated in are American Red Cross, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, and the Hunger Project.

Why am I running a t-shirt campaign? Because I am very blessed and I see that, but I also see that not everyone else is. I want to help in anyway that I can even if it only helps one person smile. It will be worth it.

Why only 50% of the profits? To be honest, I want to start an emergency fund and start putting a dent into my medical debt. You should also probably know that I have to put aside most of what I keep for tax purposes. Who knows maybe if it’s successful it could even help me fund my blog, but I doubt that will be an option any time soon. The aim of the campaign is still to help others. 

I have been focusing primarily on this project and as soon as it launches it will be much easier for me to get back to more appropriate posting schedule. So I am excited to say that I will be back to posting very soon!  I will be up all night on my computer working on the finishing touches for the launch so feel free to message me and ask me any questions! I will get back to you as soon as I see the notification in the top right corner.

Also before I end this post I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who participated in the survey! I hope this post satisfies your curiosity and keeps you hungry!

Thank you for making me smile!

BTW I will be launching the campaign tomorrow morning at 7 am, New York time! I can’t wait to see what you think!

 

The Life-Sized, Singing Doll Melanie Martinez!

A few months ago I was browsing through YouTube late at night bored and I found this amazing song that sounds like Barbie tell gone mad… and it was amazing.

Not only do I love this song but I love the music video and the story that it plays out. No one is perfect but Melanie Martinez has made this song perfect.
A little bit on Melanie… she started her career on The Voice! She seduced 3 of the 4 judges with her soulful revision of the song Toxic by Britney Spears.
Even though she didn’t come out on top she made it to the top 6 and afterwards she signed a deal with Atlantic Records. Then came the birth of her first EP titled Dollhouse which included Dollhouse (Duh…) and Carousel. Psst! It was even featured on American Horror Story : Freak Show!
If you follow her on twitter @MelanieLBBH (LBBH = Little Body Big Heart… in case you are curious) then you will find out that she has been hinting on a second album to finally come this august called Cry Baby. (oh yea, she curses in this one. So be good, mature adults when watching please.)
I’m also throwing in some more songs that she has sung which may or may not be on her album Cry Baby (the answer changes with each search). Oh and make sure you at least watch her cover of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Gives me chills.
If you are curious for more…
Melaine’s Twitter @MelaineLBBH
Melaine’s Instagram @littlebodybigheart
*on a side note… does anyone know why my spacing isn’t working around my videos? I’ve looked at the code but I can’t figure it out. Is this one of those weird wordpress things?
I hope you found this entertaining and I hope it made you smile. I have some amazing followers and I just wanted to say…

Thank you for reading!

Plant Pot Chronicles #2

My basil plant has finally sprouted!

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It has quickly out-grown my  thyme and oregano plant too surprisingly! They are growing really fast. Oh and the flowers outside my window have finally bloomed! So you can expect to see some pretty flowers the next time I post a plant update!

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Sadly I don’t think my rosemary and lavender plants will sprout. The dirt around them hasn’t lifted or broken up at all. Being patience can be soo hard. Maybe they just take forever like the rose plant I once had. It took about 3 weeks to actually sprout.

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I hope you smiled reading my post! It’s something small but sometimes the small things in life are overlooked too often.

Thank you for reading!

Coffee. Tea. Talk. I’m Winning The Battle!

So some of you may know that I have been sick for a decent week but I can confirm that I have taken my first steps outside since… what had felt like FOREVER.

Just ignore the fact that I am in desperate need of a pedicure.

Just ignore the fact that I am in desperate need of a pedicure.

Some of the really cool highlights of this spring would be going to see the cherry blossoms for the first time and finally being able to go furniture shopping at IKEA. We have been waiting months to go but sadly none of the pictures really turned out from the IKEA trip. But…

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The cherry blossoms were absolutely gorgeous!  We arrived kinda late but I managed to get some awesome photos nevertheless.

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I also had my hair recolored. So expect me to blab about that in another post hopefully to come soon.

As for the cat, I have introduced two new things to her. First of which was the cat app…

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I wasn’t actually expecting her to react to app honestly so when she stood there and stared at the screen like What The Hell Is That? I was giggling at every twitch of her head. She just stared at it very tensely for about five minutes before laying down and watching it like we watch normal tv. So props to the cat app for catching my cats attention. She didn’t touch the screen or anything but she was definitely intrigued.

Secondly, we introduced her to something called Pet Head.

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She was not amused… but I certainly was. It squishes out like dish soap so you can hold the poor cat with one hand and squirt her with the other as you laugh manically. ANYWAYS afterwards we had one extremely soft, pissy kitty. She didn’t feel oily or anything. Just fluffy!

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Other than that we have been enjoying the nice weather and sleeping alot (cause i’m sick. The cat is just spoiled. She needs to get a job like those other cats on instagram.)

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I am working on getting the post back on a reasonable schedule. It might take another week but I am working on it! I hope you enjoyed.

Thank you For Reading!

Plant Pot Chronicles #1

My plants have finally sprouted! So I figured today woud be the perfect day to write this post. I’m also sick and bored out of my mind but let’s ignore that.

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It started like this… 

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and finally turned into this! Nice lush greeen sprouts. I wanted to add some life and subtle color to the room and window so I bought these. They come in a complete set at Target and cost only $3 each. The colors compliment each other and the room decor nicely.

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Altogether I bought plant kits for basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and lavender. So far only the oregano and the thyme plant have sprouted but I think the basil plant is about to sprout too.

I’m really excited and hoping for all of them to sprout. They will smell so nice, help filter the air in the room, and add some much needed color.

I’ll update you when the next one sprouts and I really hope you enjoyed reading.

Thank you for REading!

Coffee. Tea. Talk About Where You’ve Been.

Hello! I have been MIA for about a week now I think. I have been having a really hard time these last couple of days and wanted to confirm that I am still here! This blog has not been abandoned. I repeat this blog has not been abandoned.

Actually I have been working on the blog in little bits and pieces. Just not an actual post. For instance I have changed up the home page a little bit and I really like it so far. It gives it more purpose than just to sit there. I have also added my email to the contacts section of my blog for any of you who have questions or are just feeling bored.

I do have posts planned. One will be posted hopefully soon and the others will have to wait for the bad weather to clear up a bit.  Until then I will be tweaking my site, adjusting the small things, and I will be frequenting my social media. Particularly my instagram and twitter accounts if you are curious please find me! I’d love to see what you have posted!

It’s so hard to believe that there are over 160 followers here! Like holy cow! I’m so grateful. I’m thinking about doing a giveaway soon… What do you guys think? Do you think I should do a giveaway and from where? F21 maybe? Tell me down below in the comments what you think!

Thank you for reading!

Coffee. Tea. Talk.

Hello everyone! I made a couple of changes to the blog and wanted to get some feedback. I also want to find out what posts you loved and what would you like to see more of.

Some of you know that I went through a huge change and renovated my site. I did this so I could expand the content but still keep it nice and tidy. What I want to know is if you find it easy to use? Do you run into any problems using the drop down menus or anything like that? Secondly do you feel more inclined to go to my site vs just using WP Reader to look at new posts?

I have also changed the way I publish posts. Instead of trying to post everyday, I am scheduling posts for certain days so that I can pack the most into my posts and increase the quality. Do you like the new way of posting? Picture quality? Shorter or longer posts? All of that stuff. I want to know. Be honest with me.

Finally I want to talk about content. What do you like to see? Lately I have been posting a lot of fashion related posts but I also like to write about books, animes, games, makeup, etc. Subscription boxes have been on mind and I have finally managed to grow out my nails so I’ve been thinking about some nail tutorials. I also have some thrift pieces that I thinking about sharing. What do you think? What’s something that you would love for me to write about next?

Like I said before I want to know what you think. Be honest with me. Sharpen those knives and aim where it hurts! Nothing good has ever come without a fight. So feel free to say whatever you think down below!

p.s. the youth berry tea from Starbucks is amazing and soo soothing.

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 Thank you for reading!

Spring is Here!

Soon the warmer weather will be rolling in and the days will become longer! The internet will flood with pictures of cute baby animals of all kinds, and talk about spring break is sure to come. Rain season will start shortly afterwards followed by the flowers of course! This is the time of year for New Beginnings for many people as everything slowly comes back to life.
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I decided to pull together spring appropriate ideas for activities, makeup, and outfits to help you make the most of your spring this year. Somethings you have to plan in advance, but other things you can go ahead and just wing it!
Spring Acitivities
Spring has come around and it’s finally warming up. You are itching to finally get out of the house. So what are you going to do? Here are my suggestions…
1. Grab a friend, jump in the car, and roll the windows down on your way to pick up milkshakes (or ice cream, that works too)! And sit outside, enjoy the sun, and some sweetness!
2. Go strawberry picking! Fresh strawberries for considerably cheaper than what you can find at the store. Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit so I try to go every year!
3. Start a garden! Mini-window sill gardens are easy to care for and add color to a bare window. They also freshen up the air and if you are lucky they can produce a yummy treat!
4. Attend a festival! All kinds of festivals will soon be popping up from music festivals, to food, movie, or even flower festivals! I can’t wait to go to my local tulip festival coming up soon!
5. When it really starts to warm up, you could even go hiking! If you love the natural beauty of the mountains, I recommend that you go just as the green starts to come back. It can be surreal to walk about as all the trees are just waking up from their winter naps.
6. If you are a nature lover, but don’t want to go to the mountains to see some beauty, you could go see the cherry blossoms bloom in DC.
7. Take a nap when it rains. I love to take naps when it rains. It just soo smoothing and relaxing!
8. Don’t forget to make wishes with the wild flowers!
Spring Makeup
For those of you who are looking into reviving your makeup and adding some color this spring… You could add a bright, floral color lipstick or a vibrant purple eye shadow. If you are really wanting to try something new, you could try colored mascara! I keep hearing about NYX colored mascara non-stop.
As for classics, you could go for a light pink almost nude lip and use sun-kissed bronzer or a nice rosy cheek.
Transitioning to Spring Clothes
As much as I love winter clothes I can’t help but want to finally shed the coat and those heavy snow boots once spring starts. For basics I love rompers, jumpers, and jumpsuits for spring. If you can find one with simple and uncomplicated straps, they are amazing and easy to wear even into late summer. Then for shoes, you could pair nude heels with light pinks and mints, or you could pair a knee high boot with your shorts for those days when it’s still a bit too chilly to go out completely bare legged. If you are like me and tend to have a go-to set of shoes around the house for errands, you can pick a breezy pair of toms or a nice set of flip flops.
Winter Transition to Spring
If your spring tends to be a bit colder, you could start the transition by layering sweaters over your dresses until it’s warmer. I usually carry a backpack around to stuff my sweater in when it really warms up,  and take it back out later when it becomes colder again.
For accessories I usually carry a backpack for festivals or long walking trips and a pair of sunglasses. I’m a huge fan of bug eyed sunglasses. It just kinda blows my mind how they seem to completely change the dimensions of my face. Cute, petite necklaces are also a nice addition too.
I really hope this helped to give you some ideas for your spring! I hope that you can make the best of it and…
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Nominated for The Liebster Award!

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Thank you As Always Nicole for nominating me! I had a lot of fun answering this one. For those of you who don’t know her, she is a brilliant makeup enthusiast, and has been doing a lot of reviews on some indie makeup products lately. She is definitely worth checking out!

On To The Main Event! The rules are as follows!

First, you mention the person who nominated you on your blog and link them in.

Answer the 11 questions that you were asked when nominated.

Nominate 5 – 11 other bloggers (with less than 200 followers) and link them below.

Create 11 questions for them to answer and let them know that you have nominated them!

The Questions and My Answers!

1. What are the top 5 places you want to visit in the world?

Hmmm… I would have to say New York, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, and… London. Why not? See some of the most talked about places and their beauty.

2.Share one of your biggest pet peeves?

People chewing with their mouths open comes to mind first. My rant is being repressed.

3.If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

The power to be any place I wanted at any given time… so I guess teleportation but instead of being BAM I’m here, I would want to just fade into the picture like I was always there.

4.What is something you always wanted to do but never got the chance?

Travel the world… or drive a Lamborghini. I feel like Lamborghini is more original.

5.Share something unusual about yourself that you are proud of?

Hmmm this is a good one. I would have to say that I’m not afraid to be crazy especially in public but this is normal for me… does it still count? I should probably give an example… one of the more dramatic incidents would of been racing my boyfriend home around 2 am in the morning at about 90 miles an hour. We both passed a cop on the median too. That was a heart attack but thankfully he was asleep.

6.Who is your favorite Disney Princess and why?

I would have to say Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty was one of the first Disney movies that I had watched. I love seeing the medieval style and the way her dress kept changing colors… and all over just how elegant she looks. Princess Leia comes in close competition but I don’t know if I’m ready to think of her as a Disney Princess just yet.

7.What is the most unusual food you have tried and what did you think of it?

Rice candies with edible wrappers. It’s regular rice candy but it’s the edible wrapper that makes it so weird. I literally felt like I was doing something stupid and wrong when I first tried it. Mostly because I was afraid I was being duped by my friends into eating a candy wrapper but it was really good. It’s a nice past time to eat them in public to freak people out now.

8.What accomplishment are you most proud of?

MY COSMETOLOGY LICENSE. That sucker was so hard to get. It’s a complete nerve killer but it’s worth it in the end.

9.What is a scent that can instantly make you smile? (It can be anything, perfume, food, nature, coffee, etc.)

Honestly it would have to be the scent that’s left on my boyfriend’s jacket followed closely by fresh coffee or aromatic tea. Maybe my shampoo…

10.What is your number one guilty pleasure when it comes to shopping? In other words, what can’t you stop buying? What can’t you get enough of? (Be specific please. If you like makeup, what in makeup can you not pass up? Like lipstick? Eyeshadows? Etc).

This is going to sound ridiculous but blankets! I love curling up and layering blankets on top of each other. I own about 13 off the top of my head and the rest are in storage. My favorite is a red king-sized plush blanket. I can’t go anywhere without finding a nice blanket and being tempted to buy it.

11.If you could meet anyone in the world including people from the past, (pretend you could travel through time) who would you meet and why?

I would say Jesus but even if we met we couldn’t speak the same language. So I guess Claire Marshall from Hey Claire because she is a huge blogging inspiration to me. Her editing style and her site (which she is slowly getting back into again!) are so refreshing and really cool. Also her fashion is amazing. She is definitely her own woman.

I am Nominating… 

1. Crazybots

2. The Wandering Blonde

3. DIY Daisy

4. The Bento Buff

5. Unbearably Awkward

 

My Questions Anticipating Your Answers!

1. It’s raining and you are driving up to a bus stop in your two seater car and you see three people. Your best friend, the love of your life, and an old woman having an heart attack. What do you do?

2. What is your greatest inspiration? Or what inspires you the most?

3. What is your dream career? What would you love to do everyday?

4. What’s your favorite thing to eat or drink?

5. If you could walk in anyone’s shoes for a day, who would it be? What do you think you would see?

6. What is your favorite season of the year and why?

7. What is something that you have grown to love about your blog or site?

8. Coffee or Tea? Coke or Pepsi?

9. What are you a huge fan of right now?

10. What is something that you would stand up for?

11. Can you describe yourself in one word? If so what word?

Thank you again Nicole! And I hope everyone enjoys my picks and questions! Thank you for reading and feel free to comment down below!