My Labor Day Adventure w/ someone I meet on Craigslist

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Happy Wednesday  Everyone! 

First off let me apologize for not posting last Thursday and this past Tuesday, but I had more pressing things I had to do and I decided to save that post for this up coming Thursday (here’s a hint it’s a haul). Well that’s not why we are here today. Today I am going to recap my adventure on Labor Day. Let me just warn you I do not suggest you do what I did, but if you do decide to search for friends online please be careful!

Okay with that being said I made a new friend off of craigslist. Not the safest website out there but I’ve used it in the past and so far i’m still alive. Let’s rewind to Labor Day weekend shall we it was that monday we all got off, remember? Oh okay so you remember know so most of you must have spent it with family right?! That’s what I though. I on the other hand spent it with someone I meet on Craigslist. So here’s that story:

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Around 1pm I arrive at this dudes apartment ready to pick him up and go to Great Falls National Park. All I know at this point is that his car is out of commission and he can’t make the 40 minute drive to this place. No problem I totally have a car and can make the drive so I don’t end up spending another day studying and not getting to see the daylight.

  I’m at his apartment and I text him I there. 10… 15 minutes go by and no answer so I start to panic a little bit. I kept thinking there is no way he could have forgotten right?! So I call him and no answer straight to a generic voicemail. I decide not to leave a voicemail incase he is dead somewhere and the cops get his phone and they listen to my message and I get wrapped up in a investigation over a guy I had meet once before and knew nothing about (what? these kinds of things don’t go through your head?)

Eventually he calls me and he apologizes for being late he says he will be there in a few minutes. A few minutes later and he’s getting into my car with a wad of cash. I’m talking like at least $500+ dollars as he tries to stick the money in his pocket he spills it all over the floor of my car. I’m starting to reconsider this adventure right there and there. Why is he carrying so much money? Why the hell did I decide this was a good idea?

He apologizes and says he just sold his camera. His phone suddenly rings and it’s his neighbor telling him he left his car door open. He asks if we can swing by his car so he can close it and I don’t object I actually want to see this with my own to eyes. Yep he left his passenger car door open. He gets out of my car and closes it and tries to blame it on the fact that he had a lot going on. Sure I tell myself make excuses for your irresponsibility.

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At this point we are on our way to this park. It took us about 40 minutes plus the longest line to get in add 45 more minutes to this. I spent about an hour and a half with this guy in my car trying to figure out what we were doing and why I felt so comfortable with all of the events that occurred a few minutes ago. All i can say is that it was worth it when we finally hiked up to this beautiful scenery.

Now I’m not going to lie the rest of the story is pretty boring no one feel off of a cliff or broke an ankle we just hiked and took pictures until our little hearts were content. I did not get killed and I managed to get out of my apartment for a total of 6 hours. Would I ever do that again? Maybe I’m not sure.

Enjoy the rest of the pictures…

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How did you spend your labor day weekend?

I hope you are having a great week! I will see you on Thursday.

-M

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Chit Chat: I moved & Starting Grad School

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

It feel like it’s been forever since I have written a blog post. Many of you know that I have been busy moving cities to start graduate school this fall. Most of the time I try and plan most of my activities out so I can be semi-prepared for what could/can go wrong, but with moving things are different. You are uprooting your whole life and nothing can prepare you for anything that comes your way!


For example I got to drive a UHAUL truck something I never thought I would actually ever get to do. I had some help from my family and a friend of course!

I learned that you don’t alway know what time it is while moving and sometimes a simple meals is far more appreciated than actually cooking or leaving your apartment for some crappy take out.

Overall I am finally settled! I can’t wait to share with you some of my favorite corners of my room and my desk. I am also pumped for the start of grad school next monday!

What are some tips and tricks you would like to share for others that are moving soon?

See you all on Thursday!

-M

Kansas City.

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I am so excited to be back and on track with my blog! These last few weeks have been crazy in terms of keeping all of my commitments in order and still trying to keep this blog running. I think I am back and ready for my regular post so watch out you will see much more of me.

A week ago I went to Kansas/Missouri to visit my friend and I wanted to share a few pictures of my trip. Overall I loved the mixture of semi-big city and small town all wrapped in one city (Kansas City).

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I had a beautiful time in Kansas City and I would definitely go back and visit again!

Do you have any fun places that you are visiting this summer?

Have a great Day and I will see you on Wednesday!

-M

A Mini Update & Dealing with Change

 

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Sorry I have been M.I.A this week let’s just say I have been focusing all my energy on grad school things and getting ready for my mini vacation this Friday. I want to focus this post specifically on talking about change and how I personally deal with it.

I enjoy the idea of change and all the possibility that comes with it. I am starting to realize I don’t like actually changing (or in my case moving/starting a new phase of life). I have set down roots and have had the privilege of getting to know some amazing people over the years and I won’t lie to you all I am going to miss my little community.

As I begin to slowly transition my thinking away from what I will be “loosing” (which is really hard) I will start to think of all of the potential possibility that comes with leaving everything you know and love behind. I’m currently somewhere in the middle of both of these stages, but as the summer goes by I will be ready the new adventure I will be embarking on.

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I promise more fun post are on there way, but thank you for stopping by and letting me vent out my thoughts.

How do you deal with change? Any tips or advise?

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday!

-M

Snow Storm Thor & some of my favorite bits and bobs.

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you are having a great Friday and that you are keeping warm if you were hit by the snow storm Thor. I was going to post my regular scheduled post but I felt it didn’t really fit my life currently so I wanted to sit here this morning and tell you how my last few days have gone and what I have been relying on to keep me sane in this ever lasting winter. I am currently house sitting and I forgot my DSLr at home so you get iPhone photos (sorry!).

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This picture was at the very beginning of the storm and it was already looking so pretty outside that I couldn’t help but snap this and post it on my instagram.

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So onto my favorite bits & bobs that have made this storm acceptable in my book because at this point  winter and it’s snow storms can leave and come back next winter. Who feel this way as well? I am ready for warmer weather!

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First thing is first Coffee has entered my life and I ain’t even mad at about it. I was never a coffee girl, but this past week I have been needing a little pick me up and this is the kind of stuff that keeps me going.

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My favorite new mascara which I will be reviewing very soon!

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A new product with a ton of potential for anyone with oily skin! Stay tune for a full review and how I might have found a new holy grail.

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A random purchase just because I don’t wear enough SPF on my lips and because it has mango in it. Don’t tell me you don’t get things because of the flavor?!

Okay that’s it ladies and gentlemen the products that have been keeping me sane while dealing with Thor! Okay one last picture of the beautiful snow and what I will be looking at for the next week (at least!).

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Have a great Friday & weekend and I will see you on Monday.

-M

My New Years Resolution for 2015

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the start of 2015 and that these last few days treated you nicely. For today’s post I am going to be sharing a few resolutions I want to try and achieve this year. Before I get started I had no intention of actually making this list. I like many people before me have failed at completing my new years resolutions, so why try again?

I decided to stick to three things that are very realistic in my book. Things that I will be able to achieve and keep up with through out the year. So here they are hopefully it inspires someone to try new years resolutions once again.

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To stive to be the best I can be. This means to do the best I can each day with what I have/been given. I tend to be a very positive person and I need to just forget about what happened in my past and focus on all of the amazing opportunities that I get each day. I won’t always have the right tools or know the right answers, but I can always give 100% on everything I do in my life.

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Take care of myself. Whether that is sleep more, drink more water or just take a little me time. Taking care of myself can take on many forms and I’ll just evaluate each day and do what I feel needs to be done. I tend to slack off on this one half way around the year, but I am determined to do more of this.

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Go on more adventures. This is also very vague, but can be interpreted in many different ways and that’s the beauty of this. I want to take more time to do things I would just keep on my bucket list like ride a hot air balloon! That is happening people and I can’t wait.

Three simple and achievable resolutions that I hope will improve my life for the better.

So…

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If you are still itching for something makeup related you can check out my recent beauty favorites on my youtube channel just click here.

See you all on Friday.

& Good Luck on your NY resolutions!

-M

“I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore.”

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I got to have a relaxing saturday filled with Halloween costume planning and running some errands. On Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate one of my best friends 25th birthday. We drove to another city to enjoy a late breakfast/lunch and just spend some nice quality time together.

We managed to find a little corner in the downtown mall that we went to and we were able to take some pictures of what we wore. It ended up being a beautiful Sunday filled with good food, great Chai and lots of good conversation.

Enjoy the post.

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 The Birthday Girl!

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My Outfit:

Chambray Shirt: Target

Pants: Goodwill

Flats: Target

Bag: Venice, Italy

Necklace: Baublebar

Watch: Fossil

How was your Weekend? Anyone else excited for Halloween?

Have a great Monday!

See you on Wednesday.

-M

*Title lyrics from Lady Antebellum – Downtown*