Fun with Foreshadowing

Lately, I’m really loving re-watching seasons of my fave TV shows, mostly because I’m running out of new series. haha Right now I’m restarting Parks and Recreation since I don’t remember most of the early episodes. Most of the time, I do not like to watch things I’ve already seen but I make an exception for Adam Scott ❤

Also, I know this is an unpopular opinion but I never understood why people hate Mark Brendanawicz so much or why his character is never mentioned again after he leaves. I feel like he was Ann’s only functional relationship and yeah, maybe there was a lack of passion but mostly I think she broke up with him because she had unhealthy ideas of what it meant to be in love due to her long term stint with Andy. And I don’t know if I’m convinced that Ann got the happy ending she deserved by having a baby with Chris….

ANYWAY, I’m sorry for that mini rant and now on to the real reason I’ve been inspired to write this post. As I’ve been finishing the second season (CUE BEN WYATT ❤ )I’ve noticed a few little moments of foreshadowing to future seasons. Whether or not intentional, it’s always fun to pick up on things that you wouldn’t have caught.

The ones I’ve found so far were in the 2nd season I think when Tom was talking about his aspirations and he mentioned wanting to have a place called “Tom’s Bistro” which does become a reality for him a few seasons later 🙂 Also, in the episode where Leslie goes out on a blind date with the MRI doctor (played by actual husband at the time Will Arnett) he mentions how much room she has “down there” for child bearing that she could probably handle triplets.

I know there are probably a bunch more easter eggs but these are the ones that stuck with me because I’m still finishing the 2nd season. But I always love when writers go that extra mile with continuity. ‘Cause you know how often TV shows just disregard character and plot development to do whatever the hell they want *cough HIMYM cough* and we still forgive them… most of the time.

:] emily

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Spring FAVES :)

I was worried with the increase of temperature last week that I might have missed my chance to do a spring favorites post- but the spring roller coaster of the east coast wasn’t done yet with temps back into the 50’s this week. This makes it really hard to pick out clothes and keep flowers alive! #greenthumb?

Pictured here is my most recent flowers *fingers crossed* and my new coaster provided by my March OwlCrate box ❤

 

 

 

 

 

Here is just a sampling of things I’ve loved this Spring!

Burt's Bees Brightening Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream, 1.8 oz
MOISTURIZER: 
Burt’s Bees Face Brightening moisturizer (w/ daisy extract) oooOooh 🙂

Pixi Glow Tonic 3.4 Fl Oz

PIXIE GLOW TONIC

(I’ve heard a few good reviews of this so I thought I’d give it a go… I’m only a few days into a routine so we’ll see)

CLOTHING OBSESSION:

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Tees

I literally have 4 of these tees in different patterns that I wear as often as possible. I cannot even describe how soft and comfortable they are- and very flattering. Sometimes I even fancy it up with my bauble necklace to get away with wearing it at work. hehe

 

 

Candles!

I know this seems odd for warmer weather but its nice to have fresh smells and a warm glow for the more cloudy days. Plus I needed seasonal scents appropriate for spring/summer: From left to right is Signature Soy Beach House, Bloom and Prosper Summer Breeze, and Target ($ section) frosted pineapple. 🙂

Also, I go through phases of coloring to clear my mind so I’ve collected quite a few coloring books. These are my current faves because I they aren’t SO detailed that it’s impossible to enjoy. Also the one on the right has devotionals on every other page so that’s a nice addition. ❤

On a similar note, I have been putting more effort into revitalizing my daily life by trying to get out and about more which resulted in using my handy dandy LIBRARY CARD!! ❤ I know that seems odd but I haven’t ever actually had my own card so it’s nice to be able to get books at my leisure! 🙂

My newest series of interest is THE LUNAR CHRONICLES   *ooOoohhh*

I was hesitant at first because I thought is sounded a bit cheesy as a “sci-fi fairy tale” but it’s actually pretty engaging. I just finished Cinder and I like it enough to continue so I think that’s a good sign!

 

 

 

 

 

My second book recommendation comes from deep within my history nerdiness:

If you like female empowerment from the civil war era than look no further! haha

Also this is random but I can’t deny that I spend most of my time watching TV… Here are a few of my most recent  Netflix faves that have crossed my channel!

Series: Cheers (Finally finished this 11 season sitcom my parents used to watch)

Drama\History: The Butler (ugh so emotional)

Sitcom: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (they’re alive dammit! Season 2 baby!)

Animation: Hotel Transylvania 2 ( I know it seems lame but it was goooood)

Documentary: I Know That Voice! (So much nostalgia and awesomeness from your favorite voice actors)

Well, that’s all folks! hehe

x emily.

 

 

December Faves

I don’t know if it’s because I’m just now getting used to having a legit paycheck #adulting or if its the spirit of the holidays but I have been treatin’ myself much more than normal lately… #noregrets

So without further ado, here are some of the things I have found throughout my adventures in the last few weeks organized by store for my listing convenience:

PRIMARK

I finally can enjoy the wonders of Primark now that one has opened relatively close to my area….  I literally planned a trip just for this store and had the hardest time explaining to my mom why I was so excited about a clothing store but as soon as we stepped into the store, my mom and I were hooked. A few hours later, I left with a giant paper bag filled with a adorable dress shirt, sweater, dress, PJ’s, earrings, socks, and a fluffy pillow. ❤

LUSH

The products I got at Lush are a little bit more practical rather than frivolous but I thought since Lush is so trendy I would feature them anyway!

Coalface– a bar soap facial cleanser for combination skin, clears my skin of grim, without that tight feeling. 🙂 I haven’t used it enough to really see significant difference in my skin but it does the job when washing my face before bed!

King of Skin– Body butter for in/after showers to deeply condition dry spots. I needed a better way to moisturize bc my normal lotion was not cutting it with temperatures dropping so this was definitely worth it!

CoalfaceKing of Skin

 

 

 

 

 

TARGET

Target has always been my weakness, not even considering the dollar section… but this time around I was left especially satisfied. I’m a sucker for candles, planners, and plants! This lil pot will hopefully sprout a baby spruce or something. As for the candles, one is festive and one is for any time but I bought it specifically because of the wooden wick causing it to make that gorgeous crackly noise like a real fire. #obsessed. And although I already have a planner for this year, I couldn’t resist this one. 😀

BATH&BODY WORKS

I’m all about the bath and body holiday scents…. Enough said.

 

RANDOM OTHER LIL STUFF

Honestly, it wouldn’t be the Christmas season for me, without my advent calender and it only took me 5 days into December to find one.  Even though this one is more secular than I normally go, I loved how it popped out all 3-d like. And c’mon, who can say no to super cute snowmen for daaayyys.

 

 

And because, I don’t want my faves to be just all about what I’ve bought, I also want to spotlight some of the music that I have been obsessed with lately. (Literally the best stuff to belt out when driving alone… not that I do that) First, is the ultimate worship song by Amanda Cook w/ Bethel Music – You Make Me Brave 

And next is making waves off broadway, the one and only Hamilton. (The soundtrack of which has been on repeat on my Spotify all month.) Below is the final song- one of my favorites. Fair warning- you will become curious after this song and will end up listening to the entire soundtrack and become a Hamilton fanatic. #personalexperience

Well, I think that about does it. Cheers ’till my next retail therapy!

❤ Emy.

Lookbooking ahead: October

September is ending and October is approaching which means Autumn has officially arrived! And since I am super pumped for the cool, crisp weather and cozy fashions and comfort foods of the harvest season, I’d like to take a moment to feature what I’m looking forward to using/doing in the coming month!

x emily.

Yes to Cucumber Soothing facial wipes

Clear Nourishing Shampoo and Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash

Mini Accordian File

New swag to make my classroom more cozy

Lit Pumpkin Vanilla Candle!

Yay dollar section candles @ Target!

Fall fashion faves: gold bling, printed leggings, comfy tees

Autumn go to make-up look: Bronzer + Dark Red lipstick

My First Owlcrate

My first ever Owlcrate came today!! I was so glad when I came off the waiting list and was asked if I’d still like to subscribe so needless to say, I’ve been looking forward to this package ever since that email last month. Owlcrate a monthly subscription box full of little things for book nerds and it also features a new book related to the month’s theme. September’s theme was Leading Ladies and my box included the YA book Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy and some swag related to Divergent, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter. What else can you ask for? ‪#‎worthit‬

The Big Reveal! ❤

I can’t wait to find out next month’s theme!

x emily

Summer Lovin’!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and my summer days are drifting away so I thought it would be fun to feature some of my current faves! And away we go!

I’ve been looking for a quality shampoo for months now, that could kind of do everything for my tricky hair and I think I’ve finally found one that works (as of right now)! Tresemme Youth Boost truly leaves my hair soft, silky, and manageable!

On the skin side, I have two current faves: Moisturizer and make up! Literally, Aveeno Sheer Hydration feels so soft on my skin, I apply it everyday, and it doesn’t leave a greasy or wet feeling. 🙂 Now onto L’oreal True Match Lumi. This foundation is the only thing I’ve used all summer and it’s amazing. Goes on smoothly and evenly and results in a clean, dewy look, yet radiant!

I’m all about the summer TV series and right now I’m hooked on Astronaut’s Wives Club (ABC) I really have nothing more to say about it other than if you like some combination of history, space, and drama this is where you belong. Seriously, get on board before the finale this week! #teamgrissom

Girl Meets World (2014) Poster

Also, Guilty Pleasure Alert! I’ve finally caught up with Girl Meets World and as an obsessed avid fan of the original Boy Meets World, I have to say as we approach the end of season two, GMW has definitely grown on me. Don’t get me wrong it will never reach the epic feel goodness that I cannot even begin to explain of BMW but it has settled a little into it’s own and I’m excited to see where it takes us. I know the pilot was lackluster and most people have probably given up there but if we remember correctly season 1 of BMW wasn’t even that special but what helped it succeed was the believabilty of the little bitty natural child actors. Yes, GMW has a few kinks and stiffness to work out but just like any series that will come in time. Episodes are mostly worth it for the incredible performances of those from BMW past that we already know and love but GMW also features some of the most original and funny moments Disney channel has offered in the last 5 years… I know that’s not saying much with their rapid decline of quality control in the writing room but I’m willing to give them a chance. I just hope Disney does too. Anyway, I could literally write a dissertation on BMW / GMW if someone didnt stop me… sooo moving on.

In the literature circle, I hate to admit it but I was resistant at first to give the Legend series a chance. I think I was just soburnt out from dystopians that were all the same that I couldn’t imagine how this one would be any different. And while the premise is very similar, I can honestly say that this series was a rollercoaster of plot twists and such that kept me on my toes. It was a little more mature than others like it and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the world that Marie Lu created.

For the foodies out there, did you know you could get Reese’s peanut butter in a jar!?!?!?! I SURE DIDN’T! But now I’m enjoying my afternoon snack of pretzels and PB with some probably not as nutritious or natural but freaking amazing PB.

Check back in a few months for some more faves with the arrival of my favorite season: AUTUMN!! ❤

*Disclaimer: I want to note that I truly do endorse all the random things I mention here, and I am not getting paid/compensated in any form for my comments. I can only hope that my words are heard so that these faves can continue to exist!