Monday, June 30, 2014

The Mind of Avie | Where Have I Been?

First off, I want to start this post off with an apology for the lack of posts recently. If you are new, I recently did the blog everyday in May challenge, also known as BEDM, and since then I haven't been posting as frequent. I've actually only posted once week and I try to get that one post out on a Wednesday at the very least. This week I wasn't successful on that one, but nonetheless, the post went up. Again, sorry for the lack of posts since May.
Anyway, on to where have I been. Life basically caught up with me fully loaded with busy-ness. During BEDM I was in between college semesters, so I had a ton of free time, I otherwise wouldn't have. Since BEDM ended (thankfully, just in time) I started summer courses and they have been super time consuming. If you are not familiar with summer courses in college, they are super condensed compared to a regular semester's class. Basically, I have to learn and take the same amount of tests in pretty much half the time of a regular semester. So I have been really busy with that. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bath & Body Works Haul
Last weekend I decided to stop by Bath and Body Works because I was running low on hand soap. Boy, am I glad I did, they were having one of their semi-annual sales! If you aren't familiar with Bath and Body Works and their semi-annual sales, let me explain a little. :) Basically Bath and Body Works sells smelly good items for your home and body. They sell candles, body wash, hand soap, lotions, hand sanitizers, etc. and can range anywhere from $1.75 to $22. Now the semi-annual sales happens twice a year, mainly after major season transitions. So in the sale all items that were from last season that have been lingering around are 50-75 % off, plus they have sales on the other items! How can you pass that up!  Well once I walked in and saw the sale, I went crazy and bought up some stuff, let's just say my husband and I will have enough hand soap to last a while, considering we still haven't used up all the hand soap I had in back stock! Haha :) 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DIY | Canvas Art

I don't know how many times I have looked at DIY projects on Pinterest and "pin" them for later, knowing most of the time I won't have enough guts to actually try one. Maybe I am alone on this one, but I can't help but keep those DIY projects aside for the possibility that I may actually do one. 
So we have below my very first DIY project. I found this on Pinterest from Home and Garden Design Ideas and immediately thought this couldn't be too difficult. Yes it is very easy, but man it took a little bit more time and thought process before hand then I had initial thought. 
So my first step was, head to my local craft store! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Beauty | Monthly Favorites | May

Alright ladies, its that time of the month again! No, not the dreaded (for some of us, thankful, but can go away) time of the month. hehe ;) It's the monthly favorites time of the month! 

For this month, I didn't have too many new items and a couple of items didn't change either. For most of the month, I stayed pretty neutral and didn't have many days where I used a lot of make up, so this list of makeup favorites is going to be pretty small.