101 Update

Kara,

I have a problem. My 101 list no longer reflects my wants or desires or needs the same way it did in September of last year. Let me go by sections:

Travel

7. Visit New York City : I don’t have the desire to visit New York City anymore. I don’t know what kick I was on at the time but I’m good.

12. Visit the aquarium Andrew is always going on about : This was going to be an easier task when Andrew’s dad lived in Santa Cruz but he doesn’t now and we really don’t have a reason to go anymore.

13. Travel on my own : I have zero desire to spend any time away from my future husband. This wouldn’t be fun because the only reason I would travel without him is for work. Bleh.

Self Care

23.  At least two no pants weekends a month for 12 months : I NEVER WEAR PANTS. The second I come home from work, I no longer have pants on. The second company leaves, my pants drop. I don’t have the patience to measure out this task.

24. Go a two weeks a year without makeup : I never wear makeup to work. I don’t wear it out unless I have to. I very rarely wear makeup. This no longer applies to me.

30. Have a pamper night once a month for 6 months : Once you see my bathtub, you will see how this doesn’t apply to me anymore.

Things to do (No $ Required)

38. Play the ground is lava for 12 hours : You called me out for this already, but like – this happens every Sunday.

40. Dance like an idiot in public : clearly, when I wrote this, I’d never seen myself in Disneyland before.

Things to Make

89. Learn to make 12 new cookies : No. For so many reasons.

I feel like I could remake this list a thousand times. What do I do Kara? Purge the ones that don’t fit anymore? Add new tasks? You tell me!

As of right now I have 31/101.

Perhaps we will fix this dreary situation WHEN I SEE YOU TONIGHT WHATTT.

To the furthest star and back!

Nerd Games, 101 in 1001, and Name Our Puppy!

Hi Steffi, since we had our anniversary post yesterady (askflldslg!!) this is my weekly post and it comes to you in three parts!

Part 1 – Flash games
REMEMBER THIS?! This game will always make me think of you. I just remembered there’s part two and I haven’t completed all of the achievements yet D,:

I’ve been desperately trying to complete Transmission. It basically has an impossible badge if you don’t cheat.

If you want to feel like a super secret cool hacker, play Mu Complex. Good luck. There’s also a part two. Even more luck.

Part 2 – 101 in 1001 update
End Date: August 23, 2016
Progress: 43/101

Completed recently:
7. Start and finish a home project
31. Get Sterling to go to the gym once a week for 1 month
41. Make a man cave
56. Make a lightbox

Made progress:
3. Schedule doctor and dentist appointments each year (3/4)(1/4)(0/4)
8. Read at least one new book every year (2/3) Game of Thrones book 1
11. Make ten recipes from Pinterest (6/10) avocado tuna salad & quinoa enchilada casserole
101. Put $10 in savings for every goal completed
101 in 1001 savings update

Part 3 – NAME OUR PUPPY!
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This little blue heeler/Aussie mix puppy is our new family member! Linky is gonna have fun with his new little brother 🙂 His name is Franklin right now, but we’re thinking he needs a nerdier name to go along with Link and Midna. We’re taking suggestions!!

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What is my name?!

Random Thoughts

Hi Kara,

I didn’t really have anything specific to post about so I’m going to post random stuff.

1) On a scale of 1-10, how mad would you be if Andrew and I came to Tucson this weekend? Like, I know you have 100 crochet projects to do, but I’m just saying. Let me know. I can cancel plans. (I’m almost being serious)

2) Our new apartment is very dark. Like, uncomfortably dark. We’ve switched out a fan in our bedroom for a fan with a light, and that’s helped. We’re going to do the same thing in the living room, but it’s still so dark. And it could be that I’m coming from an apartment that was flooded with light every second of every day, but this darkness is affecting my mood. SO. I wanna buy things. Bright things. Happy things. The first thing is this:

Vida Reversible Cotton 3-Piece Quilt Set

Quilt

I am having a fucking moment. I also want to get a floral piece of art for the bedroom too, with a lot of yellows and blues. I will also be painting our house as soon as I flipping can. Light feather grey? Yes. I’m not ready to do an apartment tour yet, because so much still needs to be done. But soon!

3) UM NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM??!>!?

4) I’ve updated my 101 in 1001 list. The things I’ve completed so far are:

1) Go to Mickey’s Halloween Party 2) Visit Tucson for a weekend 3) Visit a Museum 4) Wear tank tops for a week in the summer 5) Wear a sleeveless dress out and about 6) Learn how to exercise for me and not for skinny benefits 7) Be reunited in Disneyland with Kara 8) Kiss Donald Duck 9) Do a makeup purge 10) Go to Maryann’s and not leave something 11) Play a table top game 12) Marathon a new show 13) Watch a show that Andrew likes 14) Take engagement photos 15) Get another tattoo 16) Buy a Jo Malone perfume 17) VIP Rouge 18) Ulta Platinum 19) Do a puzzle 20) Bake a pie 21) Complete a DIY project 22) Get a raise

If you wanna see pictures and even links to our engagement session, click the link here!

Alright, I’m done. No more brains.

Sending love!

New Laundry Room – Before & After

Hi Steffi, one of my 101 in 1001 goals was to complete a home project. The yoga room is almost done, but the project we started over a year ago is now basically done. I say basically because it’s not pretty, but I do have a laundry room IN the house now. We had to make a new doorway, re-wire some electrical, insulate the walls, hang new drywall, and move the washer and dryer. It was quite the project!

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Before. The only way in was through this door in the backyard. The bedroom door is right there also, but that was three doors to go through to do laundry!

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There’s the old entry door where you got in from outside, behind these helpful men!

They ripped off the old drywall/pegboard and found no plumbing lines through where we wanted the new door. Woo!

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Figuring out measurements for the new door. That was legitimately my dad’s shopping list. On a piece of wood. Not gunna lie, I didn’t have much to do with this project other than documentation haha.

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Derp! Look at this puppy! He was trying to be helpful. We covered up this old dryer vent hole and made a new one on the other side of the room where the dryer would be.

Here’s the huge blank wall in the kitchen where the new doorway was going to be.

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Grayson vacuumed the dust as my dad was cutting out the drywall. This was very helpful as it didn’t make a big mess in my kitchen!

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Yay doorway!

Before

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After

We still wanted to cover up the old doorway so we took the door out and put a piece of siding on the outside.

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They insulated everything and put up new drywall. Right next to the dryer is where the old door was. We added a spare bit of carpet so it wasn’t just concrete flooring.

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After! I even have shelving. And the kitty box no longer has to be in the kitchen. I got a little cabinet unit for my birthday as well that will go in here once Grayson helps me put it together. There’s not a whole lot of space so my parents bought cabinets that were only a foot deep, but I can put cleaning supplies and leftover paint cans in there!

It may not be pretty, but it’s functional and it’s accessible from inside the house so I’ve been very happy with it! A huge thank you to the wonderful men in my life! ❤

Makeup Haul & Other Things

Hi Steffi this post comes to you in 3 parts.

Part 1: Makeup haul!Pixlr_20150326172306118

Ulta BB Cream – I was running out of my Almay BB cream so I thought I’d try a new one. I go really cheap with these since I use them when I don’t feel like wearing foundation, which is a lot. It’s a little orange-y for my skin tone but it goes on mostly sheer. The illuminating shade really makes my face “dewy”!

Too Faced Freebies – This is what pushed me to finally buy the palette I’d been eyeing for weeks. The sample of shadow insurance you gave me has long since dried up so I was excited to get a small tube of it. The Better Than Sex mascara is alright, just another mini mascara I can add to my bag. I told you I never buy mascara right? This is why. The eyeliner is really nice, it’s like a pencil except it’s waxy and goes on really smooth. I just hate that it’s waterproof because I’m lazy when it comes to taking off my makeup and this shit stays on.

It Cosmetics Freebies – Their waterproof gel eyeliner is even smoother than Too Faced and it stays on even harder. I can’t deal. It’s also really easy to eff up a smooth line because it’s not sharp enough. You should’ve just seen my eye. The brow power is awesome though! A brush on one end and an oval-shaped pencil on the other that spins up, you don’t need to sharpen it. Oh BTW, I fill in my brows now ;). The tightliner is interesting, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s nice for a quick 2-in-1 tightline and mascara, but I ended up putting real mascara over it.

Eyebrow pencil – I only bought this so I could get free shipping. It’s pretty nice though.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Collection – The big splurge! I’m really glad I went with this palette. I’m in love with all of the colors except the right side, I just don’t like dark shades. I think it was Honey Pot that was the deciding factor between this and the all matte palette. I’m in love! ❤Pixlr_20150326172357731

Part 2: 101 in 1001 update

Progress: 40/101 complete, 510 days left
26. Buy groceries with only reusable bags for a month
53. Leave a Nerdfighter note in a John Green book
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60. Rewatch LOST

Part 3: Punishments

You were especially bad last week, not posting on Friday and then teasing me saying you’d post over the weekend. This calls for an especially bad punishment. I am sorry, but I am not sorry. You must ride the teacups this weekend in Disneyland with Andrew. He’s going to spin you at an acceptable speed and you are going to instavideo yourself telling me how much you love me. This will be EXCELLENT. Did you just say excellent because I said excellent?