Sorry I never made it back over here with a Music Monday post. More estate stuff cropped up the has me nearly crippled with anxiety and so frustrated I feel like I could snap at any moment and be Michael Douglas in Falling Down. But I do have the results from my first Battle of the Bands in five or so years!
But probably not till Tuesday. I went out of town to visit family over the weekend, and it took literally forever and a day to take care of everything I needed to do beforehand, and I STILL almost never made it out of my home to make the trip. Still really, annoyingly stopped up, and nothing was helping. So many annoying little things were not going right the first time, running smoothly once happening, and I forgot some important paperwork. I was on the verge of canceling my entire trip because getting going was just overwhelming.
But I’m glad I went, because it was a lovely trip and it’s important for me to be able to visit my family as often as I can.
I got home and both of my sites were gone. I took care of that. Now it’s midnight, and I am done just like this day. I can’t think. I’ll be back at work tomorrow, and hopefully my mind and attitude will be more settled.
Hello, blog friends and BotB-ers! Some of you from the battles may remember me, and some may not - I most notably post covers every now and then that literally NO ONE likes. Seriously. Ask anyone. I've been absent from the Battles for a few years, but it's a new year, a new decade, and I am back and ready to rumble again! And I am apologizing in advance in the event that I submit anything that's been done during my sabbatical.
wait...we are calling this new decade The Roaring Twenties, right? If so, I certainly approve. It's one of my favorite vintage eras for fashion, beauty, housewares, and architecture. It certainly ticks all the boxes, what with it's Dapper gentlemen (and high-stalin' gangsters!) in wingtip shoes, Flapper girls in their beaded dresses and turbans throwing back bathtub gin and dancing the night away, and ART DECO everything!
It's the end of the year and since there's a pretty good chance this post won't be seen, there is also a pretty good chance you'll find it regurgitated sometime in 2020. If you are here reading, though, I'll get right to it as I don't want to take up too much of your time. Here are five of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow (in no particular order):
Here are a few Holiday tunes for our final Christmas Music Monday. I tried my best to pick versions that maybe everyone hasn't heard yet. I've included a few well-known songs as well as some originals. Hope you enjoy!
This week has been absolutely exhausting, so for me, it's all about coming home at the end of the day (or night) and jumping into jammies and doing as much or as little as I can, and indulging in some self-care. The theme I chose for this week's Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop is "List 7 things that bring you comfort."
Here we go:
This week the prompt I chose for Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop: "Tell us about something you collect."
I collect many, many things, mostly vintage: vinyl records, decor, housewares, dishes, drinkware/barware, coffee cups....but for the purpose of this post, it's all about that vintage purse/handbag life!
I've been seeing these little rollers all over the place on the internet, and in two tv shows I watch (Jennifer Aniston used one in an episode of The Morning Show and Brenda Song used one in an episode of Dollface). I was curious. This product claims to help with wrinkles, firmness, undereye puffiness and skin tone, and is made of Rose Quartz. And I finally got one.
Right before Halloween, I picked a book up from Netgalley which I had hoped to have reviewed BY Halloween. Needless to say, that didn't happen. But I did finally finish The Winter Sisters: A Novel, by Tim Westover, and get it reviewed.
I was so excited about this novel, because as a weird southerner AND appreciator of superstition, folklore, herbalism, the supernatural, and history, it makes my heart happy to find books which appeal to many of my whims all at once.