Popecation!

So Thursday night was the official start of my popecation since I don’t have to work on Friday or Monday due to road closings and pope related chaos! yay! Now I’m not catholic but I always give major props to someone when they give me a four day weekend! And of course, besides basically shutting myself in my apartment all weekend and grading, I have taken it upon myself to go exploring!

What did I find, you ask? Well my local target of course!

And I have also started using my extra free time to create some yummy lunches, since on a typical basis my lunch consists of shoving something down my throat while reading emails for 25 mins…

And I’m looking forward to some Ghost Adventure marathon and a new Doctor Who to cap off this cool Saturday!

x emily.

Salted Caramel Mocha Frappachino! and some target swag for my classroom!

A tasty salad for lunch yesterday!

And Brunch this morning!

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!

My So-Called Life

pathetic but perfect. 

It’s a typical wednesday night, worthy of a new brand of home alone movies, me in a blanket nest on the couch, watching a movie I’ve been meaning to see forever but end up redbox-ing, (I still can’t believe that’s a verb now hahah) and eating homemade ( and by homemade, I do not mean rolling the dough and whatever, i mean un-boxed and boiled all by myself cause girl don’t got time for all that!) spaghetti with the Parmesan cheese close enough to re-cheese (also a verb according to me) my dish when i need to and a can of coca cola so chilled it’d make the cartoon polar bears jealous. 😉  this is my life and life is good.

x  emily.