Baby, it’s cold outside

Apparently I don’t post fast enough. Ahem. Yes, I’ve already been delinquent in blogging. Whoops! My niece is helping me write this right now. Which is quite responsible of her, given that today is only her 2nd birthday.


It’s cold outside. Which, if you’ve noticed, is because it’s winter in the US. And which also means that it’s super duper cold in NY and ME, where SAJ and I live. Yes, SAJ resides up there with all of the moose. Down here, where it’s warmer in NY (I say somewhat sarcastically), it’s like 32* today. Which is better than it was the other day, when the high was 6*. Woot woot!

But winter in the US also means it’s  the holiday season! Yay! Both SAJ and I have birthdays during the holiday season, which makes it extra special. I mean, who wouldn’t want to celebrate us? We’re awesome! I digress. The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s not just getting birthday and Christmas presents, but getting to see my family and hanging out at home are fabulous too.

And I love me some Christmas movies — I basically gorge myself on Christmas movies starting at Thanksgiving. Hallmark, Freeform and Lifetime movies are my friend! My all time favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which is a total classic. I love it so much that I wanted to name one of my kids after Zuzu, of “Zuzu’s Petals” fame.


I also love getting presents, naturally, and I’m hoping to get some beauty/makeup stuff under the tree this year. I know I’m getting some ColourPop and Ulta gifties… because I bought them for myself. 🙂

So, what are you hoping to see under your Christmas/Festivus/Hannukah tree/bush?

Love, Beks


Enjoying the View?

That’s right! Who doesn’t enjoy a glimpse into the life of someone they don’t know? Not in a creepy way. Just in an “I’m gonna sit and eat my breakfast while I read about your life” way. That’s why I love blogs. People are giving you a chance to see what’s happening in their lives and they actually want you to see it!!! I love checking my favorite blogs- sometimes they have a great post, sometimes you wish you had those 3-5 minutes back, and then there are the posts that are okay. Actually, I like those okay posts. It offers me that glimpse into another person’s life and reminds me that they aren’t perfect all the time. Yup- I like those posts the best. (Don’t get me wrong. I still want some of those great posts every now and then.) I like that they are sharing with you these little things about themselves that you can relate to.

So I’m just going to post things on here and hopefully some people will check it out and every now and then they’ll get that same feeling I get: familiarity. Familiarity without having to get dressed up, get in the car, put on deodorant…. I mean, you can do all those things. I’m just saying that I’m not gonna judge you if you don’t. 🙂img_1931This is what it looks like where I live in Maine. We’ve been getting some snow recently and I’m starting to think there is going to be a lot more this winter. I don’t mind the snow, but I know a lot of other people strongly dislike it… So, it’s that time of year I guess. That’s my classy weathervane by the way! It’s a rooster in case you can’t tell. And those funky looking sticks…Hmm- I don’t know why they are there. Either they are a reminder not to mow the plants just below those sticks or they are marking spots that should not be plowed. img_1218Here’s a cute photo from this spring. Sorry for the poor quality. He looks a little scruffy, but I’m sure he’s looking much nicer this time of year.

Beks and I will be posting here about beauty products, mom stuff, and anything else we feel like writing about. Keep stopping in! Leave a comment! I’d like to hear what’s going on with you too.