July 28, 2014

Christmas in July

Time for a photo dump because my eyes aren't working correctly (probably because I only got 4 hours of sleep last night). On Saturday, we had our family Christmas party. It was totally worth the 4+ planning sessions and all of the preparations. Everyone had a great time and it. was. awesome.

July 27, 2014

Don't Try So Hard

Notice anything different around here? (other than the fact that I'm posting on a Monday...or any day in general) YES, I got a new design, courtesy of Ashley over at Boldly Inspired Design hooked me up with this pretty new outfit for my blog. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me everything I asked for. It was done in less than a week and I'm in love with it! I mean look at the adorable teabag chilling with that cup. LOVE.

Speaking of things I love, it's my birthday today! I love my birthday, even though nobody likes you when you're 23. I fully embrace getting older, although it seems that the older I get, the faster time flies. Scary. I'll be going to my favorite restaurant tonight to get some enchiladas and a margarita. And tomorrow I'll be back to tell you all about my amazing weekend and our Christmas in July party.

The rest of today's post is an awesome linkup that Kate and her friends are hosting about loving yourself and not trying so hard to hide your natural beauty. So here's a pic of me sans makeup and before I flattened my hair with 450 degrees of heat. There's no filter, other than the soft edges my front facing camera gives me and I'm not wearing any makeup. I've got crazy flippy flyaways and my zits aren't hidden by foundation. (Even though they're kind of hard to see with all the fuzziness)
Although I don't prefer going out like this, I figured I'd suck it up and post this for the entire interwebz to see. What I love about myself in this pic (and in general) is my dark blue eyes and my eyebrows that frame them so nicely. Even when I'm not wearing makeup, my eyebrows look good and that gives me confidence. Link up and tell us what you love about your naked face.

July 25, 2014

Friday Thoughts

I'm here on my phone with approximately 14 minutes left of my lunch hour. Here are some random thoughts to entertain you (hopefully).

- There was like no line at Dunkin this morning and they got my order right. 4 for you Dunkin Coco!

- Tomorrow is my family Christmas party. Yes, you read that correctly. A real life Christmas in July. My aunt's house is completely decked out. Summer is the only time all 75 of us can get together so tomorrow it is! I'm so excited because it's gonna be a blast, but I can't wait until the planning ends. If you feel so inclined, follow along with our shenanigans on my Instagram or check out #McGuckinXmas. Hopefully no one calls the cops for noise pollution while we carol...loudly...outside.

I'm gonna find a nice Christmas mani to dress my nails today and figure out what all needs to be done for tomorrow.

- I actually have to start my grad applications next week and it's completely terrifying me and making me anxious.

I will combat this anxiety by going to the beach with my friends on Sunday to celebrate my birthday a day early. Yay! This is makes me a little sad because it's almost August and I haven't set foot in the ocean yet this year. Woof, where has the Summer gone?

- Courtney gave me my birthday present 3 days early. I think the suspense was killing her. She really knows me for only knowing me for 7 months. I got a pretty journal and a pack of colored Papermate inkjoy pens (have you seen how smoothly the write?!), some adorable post-it notes and tiny gel pens, a purple double-walled mason jar cup, and MY FIRST ALEX AND ANI BRACELET! Eeep! It's a phoenix so obviously I'm naming it Fawkes.

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