Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I was tagged to do this fun spring tag.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Favorite Times To Read

I just felt like talking about my favorite times or days to read. :)

Tunes for Tuesday - 8 Random Words Playlist

Hello all. I came up with a strange way of putting this playlist together. I would search whatever random word popped in to my mind in the Spotify search. Then I would pick a song I enjoyed from the list with that word in the song's title. I really like the results.

8 Random Words Playlist

1. Strawberry Swing - Coldplay
2. Rose-Colored Boy - Paramore
3. Treatment - Labrinth
4. Happier - A Fine Frenzy
5. Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
6. I'm A Mess - Ed Sheeran
7. She Used To Be Mine - Sarah Bareilles
8. Kiss - Prince

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Favorite Audiobooks

Here are five of my favorite audiobooks.

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - Puzzling and Anne With An E

Hello all. Time for the weekly obsessions. I'm really into puzzles right now so lots of puzzle things. Haha!

#3 Project Puzzle Rescue

It took me awhile but I finally finished the Rebel Without A Cause puzzle. Unfortunately when I finished it I realized that I had lost three puzzle pieces. It was a bit of a bummer considering that I had spent so many weeks working on it. However, I was determined to find a solution. After looking into getting replacement pieces I decided that it was easier and less costly to just cover the holes. I got my crafty brain on and came up with a cool idea. After I glued the puzzle together with puzzle glue I printed the out some pictures from the movie Rebel Without A Cause. Then used Mod Podge to glue the pictures to craft foam that I decorated with washi tape. The foam had a sticky side so it was easy to just stick it on to the places where there were puzzle pieces missing. I really like how this project turned out. Now I have the puzzle nicely framed and I can't wait to hang it in my room.  

#2 Treasure Hunt Bookshelf Puzzle

t's safe to say I'm puzzle obsessed at the moment. As soon a I finished the Rebel puzzle I needed to start another one. I decided to get the Treasure Hunt Bookshelf puzzle off of Amazon. I am so excited to be working on this puzzle. It's is all about books. You know books are one of my favorite things. Not only that but the picture has so many fun fantasy details and it is so colorful. It's pleasure to work on. I'm planning to frame this one and hang it in the living room which doubles as a library. Let us all cross our fingers that I won't lose any pieces this time. Haha!

#1 Anne With An E

The new Netflix show Anne With An E debuted on May 12th. I'm willing to give anything Anne of Green Gables related a try, because I love the Anne books dearly. Thus, my mom and I sat down that night a started watching the show. I know that a lot of Anne of Green Gables fans are divided on if they love or hate this series. I personally loved it. The show does make several changes to original story, and does take a different approach to the tale. However, I didn't mind this approach to the story. Perhaps this is because I always choose to view adaptations as separate entities from their original works or any previous adaptation. As long as the characters have similar innate qualities to those in the book and the new material/changes are not senseless or stupid I'm happy. I think that the best way to view this new Anne series is as separate entity with some excellent nods to the novels.

The series does take more realistic tone to the story that may seem darker in comparison with the books or any other adaptation. However, when you think about it there are some pretty sad things that occur in the Anne books. The novels just tend to focus on the more positive moments where as the series explores more of the feelings in between the lines. I found by doing so the show made me further appreciate the light moments, relationships, and the backstories of the characters. It made me think about the feelings of the characters in a new way. In addition both the acting and the cinematography in Anne With An E is wonderful. I enjoyed watching all seven episodes greatly. It told me a different but still very good story. I feel that I can love the books, the 80's mini-series, and Anne With An E for different reasons, and that is alright by me. I really hope that despite the mixed reviews the show gets a season two. The last episode ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, and I would like to see how it resolves.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tunes For Tuesday - Fade Like A Shadow (Songs With Shadow In The Title) Playlist

Hello all! I got the cool idea to make a playlist of songs with the word shadow in the title. I think it turned out quite fun. Enjoy!

Fade Like A Shadow Playlist

1. Fade Like A Shadow - KT Tunstall
2. Shadowplay - The Killers
3. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, and Me) - Paul McCartney
4. Shadowboxer - Fiona Apple
5. The Shadow of Your Smile - Tony Bennett
6. Shadow - Birdy
7. We Kiss In Shadow - The King and I Cast
8. Shadow Day - John Mayer
9. Me and My Shadow - Judy Garland
10. Shadow Stabbing - Cake
11. Shadows - Lindsay Stirling

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Short Thoughts On Current Reads

I just felt like trying something different. Here are some quick thoughts on my current reads.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - Stuff For My Face and More TV

Hello all! It good to be back to doing Weekly Obsessions. The time off has given me time to discover new things to chat about.

#3 Make-Up Brush Cleaning Pad

I'm trying to get better at remembering to clean my make-up brushes more often. Getting all the dirt and bacteria off of my brushes is going to help my acne prone skin quite a bit. To make brush cleaning easier I decided to try out using a brush cleaning pad. You hold it in your hand and after using whatever brush cleanser you like to use you gently rub the brush against the cleaning pad. The raised grooves in the rubber help get the hard to remove make-up out of the brush without destroying the shape of the brush. I also found that using the cleaning pad helps me to be better able to see if the water was running clean so that I know all make-up is off the brush. This brush cleaning pad has made brush cleaning so much easier. Yay!

#2 Trying New Face Products

I felt like my normal skin care regiment was okay, but few products were not a good fit for my face. Thus, this week I got into trying a few new face products. I'm trying adding the Yes To Cotton Micellar Cleansing Water to my daytime skin care regiment. For my night time skin care I'm trying the AHA! Skin Tonic and the Yes To Cotton Comforting Moisturizer. I've only been using these products for a short while but I'm really enjoying them. I feel like they get my skin very clean and don't irritate my sensitive skin. I particularly enjoy the AHA! Skin Tonic. The ingredients are all natural and it smells lovely.

#1 The Killing

Yet again my mom, dad, and I were looking for show to watch that all of us would like. Mom figured that investigative dramas seem to work well for all of us so we decided to try out the show The Killing. The summary of the show sounds simple. It follows two homicide detectives as they try to solve the murder of a teenage girl. However, the plot so far has been anything but simple. The story lines really keep you guessing, and there is a cool political drama plot element to the show as well. I like to that there is such an interesting dynamic between all the characters that is great to watch and makes the show different from other investigative shows. The show also has an awesome group of actors. I can't wait to see how the story turns out. It's a really good one to binge watch so far.

Tunes For Tuesday - Randomness and Insanity Vol. 7 Playlist

Hello everyone! I didn't intend for this to be a Randomness and Insanity playlist. I just had some very specific ideas of what artists I wanted to put on this playlist, and when I went to name the playlist I realized it fit the randomness category. By the way I will be back to doing the Weekly Obsession Wednesday post on Wednesday. I apologize for missing two weeks in a row. One was for illness and the other because editing last Thursday's video took a ridiculously long time. I hope you enjoy the playlist for now though.

Randomness and Insanity Vol. 7

1. A Sight To Behold - Eisley
2. Lovers In Japan - Coldplay
3. When Friend Rhymes With End - Ane Brun
4. The Rifle's Spiral - The Shins
5. Between Two Points - The Glitch Mob
6. Bedshaped - Keane
7. Hunter - Dido
8. Brothers On A Hotel Bed - Death Cab For Cutie
9. Flicks - Frou Frou
10. Never Give All The Heart - SMASH cast
11. The Seeker - The Who
12. Stadium Love - Metric

Saturday, May 6, 2017