Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Things That Are Keeping Me From Blogging

Happy Thursday! Here's a collage of things that have been keeping me from blogging lately. 

He is the nosiest cat. And he has some sort of vendetta against my computer. Every time I open it, he starts pawing at it and trying to stick his paws underneath it. He also sits on top of it when it's on my lap. 

Baking. It must be the last few days of summer break getting to me. In the last week I have baked apple pie, banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies. Last night I also made the best lasagna of my life. 

This wedding we went to. A friend of Justin's family got married last weekend and we I had a blast tearing up the dance floor. Justin doesn't dance. Fortunately the rest of his family does. 

My classroom. School starts next week and I've been doing a lot of running around trying to feel ready. 

Spending time with Justin. School started for him yesterday and pretty soon we will get into the routine of hardly seeing each other during the week, so the last few weeks we have been trying to spend as much time together as we can. Just enjoying the simple stuff like cooking dinner together, going grocery shopping, and sitting on the couch together watching Netflix. 

Pretty Little Liars. I'm finally caught up. You guys, this is one of those shows that makes me so mad but I've invested so much time in it that now I just have to know what happens. And, in all honesty, a few nights ago after watching a particularly creepy episode in the dark, I couldn't go to sleep. Anyone else get freaked out by a teeny-bopper ABC Family show? Just me?? ....

2048. My brother-in-law has beaten this game several times. He tried to show me how. I've watched Youtube tutorials. I. Cannot. Win. This is worse than Hay Day. 

I'm also linking up with Kristin for Stuff & Things. You should to!

Xo Steph

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stuff & Things

Today I made a pie crust by myself for the first time. Even though I got flour all over the kitchen and threw away the first batch of dough, it ended up looking pretty good. 
The crust is from Taste of Home and there is canned apple filling that my grandma made inside! 

After baking and cleaning up, I sat down to write this post. But right after I sat down, this little monster climbed in my lap and fell asleep. 

 Last weekend we went camping and I enjoyed it. It was actually really nice being away from internet, social media, and texting all weekend. We stayed up late around a campfire, played a bags tournament (I guess most people call it Corn hole...we just call it bags)(and found out that I'm kind of awesome at it), and went dancing one night when the campground had a DJ.

One more week of summer until school starts and I'm freaking out. I have copies made for the first week, my cubbies are labeled and my desk is organized. I'm nervous and scared and excited. But mostly nervous.  

My new/rediscovered favorite music is the Hairspray movie soundtrack that I found in the glove box of my car. I've been singing the crap out of it on my commutes to and from school. 

My brother-in-law and his girlfriend got us hooked on this game, Hay Day. It's pretty much just like Farmville, and I hate myself for playing it. Justin and I spent an entire evening on the couch playing it and selling farm stuff to each other. 

When we got home from camping Sunday we were both crashed in the living room when someone knocked on the door. There was no hiding, because the front door was wide open and the living room is in direct view. The lady said she used to live here growing up and it would mean so much to her to take a look inside. We walked her through the house and she told us all of the things her dad built/changed/fixed, the names of all of the neighbors who used to live around here, and lots of stories from her childhood. It was kind of weird having a stranger walk through our house, but kind of neat to hear some of the history. 

There really wasn't any structure to this post, but thanks for reading it anyway. I just wanted to join Kristin's Stuff & Things link-up. You should too! 

Xo Steph

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Positively Radiant!

A few weeks ago I received Aveeno's Positively Radiant Tone Corrector from Influenster to review. 
This product was complimentary from Influenster. All opinions of the product are my own.
As the name suggests, it is for dark spots and uneven skin tone. I have been using it for about three weeks and my skin looks much brighter and more even!

I put it on in the morning right after I get out of the shower. I concentrate it on my cheeks and under my eyes. The redness on my cheeks has improved and my skin looks a lot more even and smooth. 

It's not oily at all, but is really light weight, satiny and smooth. It feels really good on my skin and smells great! Sometimes I wear it under moisturizer (when I remember to put on moisturizer), and sometimes just under makeup. 

If you have dark spots or struggle with uneven skin tone, I definitely recommend this product! 

Xo Steph

Thanks Influenster for helping me stay #RadiantWithAVEENO