A fine line between cat eye and raccoon…

I won’t bore you with the details of my absence as I’ve already mentioned them before, so instead I’ll just say “hi!” and share a tragic tale of going down the eyeliner rabbit hole.

This started out innocent enough.

I thought I’d do a cat eye and nude lip today. And so, I got out my eyeliner and lipstick, then figured a nice peachy blush and bronzer would be good, to complete the whole 1960s vibe I was going for. Nice. Simple. Easy to execute. Anne Helm-esque.

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An Update! (Life, mostly DIY remodeling and college)

HELLO, I’m still alive, just not very active – as you can see! Still, I do read y’all’s blogs every now and then, and I’m still alive, if eaten up by college and a lack of interest in beauty products (it’s still there… it just comes in phases).
That being said, for anyone who remembers me and is interested in what’s been happening, here’s a post for you!

I’m still working on my room. I know, right? A two week project stretched out for 8 more months. Insanity. Last time I updated you guys, I had just put the drywall up in my room. There was still a ton left to do – and here it is now!

(hint hint I’m nearly done)

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There Has Been Progress!

Drywalling went a million times slower than was expected, but I’m not totally surprised, because did I mention that I live in an old house? Not as easy as cut and screw into studs because not only did every piece had to be cut pretty particularly (often we’d go from, say, 10″ on one end to 10 1/2″ on the other), but there were issues with rotted studs and our own running out of drywall/not having the same thickness of drywall (we used some brand new, others were pieces that had been laying around in the kitchen for years).

It ended up looking a littleĀ cobbled together, but I still think it’ll look nice after I apply a five lb layer of mud to every single square inch. šŸ˜€ Living in an old house means you don’t get perfectly smooth walls, so this is a fact I’m going to have to live with for the next 6 years. It still looks better than before, and now it’s more or less all things I can do myself (minus the electrical bits), so it’ll be fun. My mother and aunt were the ones who screwed in all the drywall (as well as doing most of the measuring and cutting), and I can’t tell you how wonderful they are for doing that, as I am painfully incompetent with a drill.

So, dedicate this post to my parent’s awesome hard work. šŸ˜€

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Post a Quote Challenge: Day 3

The last and final day! I had an extremely hard time picking which quote to use here, so I’ll put in a bonus one. The rules…

The Rules:

    • Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
    • Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
    • ThankĀ the person who nominated you

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK, Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an inspiration today, and words really can’t describe the respect he deserves. He is too often portrayed as just standing off to the sidelines and preaching love and his dreams, rather than the clear-headed activist he really was. He was bold, brave, wise, kind, incredibly astute, and drew the best kind of inspiration from his religion. His fate was a great American tragedy.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be Monday, January 18th in 2016, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t respect and honour him the rest of the year. While doing that, don’t forget to remember aĀ civil rights activist that we too often skip over: Claudette Colvin.

And here’s the bonus quote:

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” JFK, John F. Kennedy.

There’s a lot you can say about JFK and his brother, RFK. I don’t want to drag this on too long, so I’ll just say that they were trying to achieve good goals and their ends were tragic. This quote in particular is a good bit of wisdom to remember: we shouldn’tĀ make changes only when the severity of the situation is crushing us. In times of peace, when changes can be made easily, is when we should be pushing for change.

My Last 3 Nominees:

Style Domination

Bronaghs

The Jelly Abyss

Hope you’re all having a good week!

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 2

Leaving off from Day 1…

The Rules:

  • Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
  • Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
  • ThankĀ the person who nominated you

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” –Ā AndrĆ© Maurois

I don’t have much to add to this one, other than the fact that I completely, 100% agree. In my opinion, the past only really matters if you allow it. A time to grieve, and a time to heal, are important, but there comes a time when you’re clinging to the past only because you don’t have hope for the future… or because you don’t have anything better to do!

I Nominate:

Lisa from Midwest Glam

fowlalpha from Chubbychicsdiary

Veganneeds

The weekend has just ended, so I hope you all enjoy the week!