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TGIF! Friday Five September 30

Hey, hi, and happy Friday! So, I'm planning to participate in Horrordailies this year (it's like Holidailies, but for the Halloween-themed month of October), and thought I'd start a day early with a Friday Five! I've kind of missed blogging, and I hope to reignite my passion for it by attempting to write a blog post every day next month. We'll see how long that lasts! Anyway, for my Friday Five this week, here are five things I hope to achieve this weekend: 

1.  Do some stamping! I recently purchased some new Christmas stamp sets that I can't wait to use, and I really need to get started on my Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving cards as well!

2.  Mow the lawn. Yes, I know tomorrow is October 1st, but we've had a massive hot streak this past week or so, and the lawn is shaggy as a result. I hate the look of a shaggy lawn, and I'm sure I'll find a half hour somewhere this weekend to tame it!

3.  Relax! Now that the airbag in the Honda Fit (now known as Jack) is fixed, we can finally stop stressing, and start enjoying our weekends!

4.  Get ready for Horrordailies. I need to come up with some topic ideas for this blog-every-day-for-a-month challenge (probably should've been working on this a week or two ago!) I'm sure most people will be doing Horror or Halloween related posts, but I don't think I really want to do that. Maybe when we get closer to Halloween I'll get more inspired.  Any ideas? Anything you'd like me to write about/photograph/stamp? Let me know down below, and I'll try to get to it!

5.  Go for a walk. I haven't been walking as much as I should on the weekends, so this weekend, I plan to either go for a walk around Atascadero Lake, or just around my neighbourhood. Something to get me up and off the couch!

 Well, that's it, and it's plenty to keep my busy this weekend! So, what are your plans for the weekend? Whatever it is, I hope it's fun and filled with laughter and love! Cheers!

Monthly Resolutions - September 2016

Happy September! I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by! I swear we should be celebrating the 4th of July, but instead we're heading towards Halloween! Heck, tomorrow it'll be Christmas!! Anyway, it's good to be back, and I hope to do some more blogging this month. Last month I had a terrific vacation to Portland, Oregon where I visited with one of my best friends, Darlene. We had a fantastic time, and I hope to share some of my vacation photos very soon! Also, last month I participated in one f my favourite photo projects: The August Break. It was a fun challenge, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming December Reflections, which is, like The August Break, hosted by Susanna Conway. But, for now, it's time for my Monthly Resolutions (all credit for this idea goes to: Kim at The Kim Challenge) for September. Enjoy!

1.  Do NOT buy any more make-up/face/hair/nail products. Seriously, I have to STOP! I have enough of everything to last me at least the whole month of September, if not longer. And, as I discovered on my recent vacation, I really can live with very little make-up. In fact, I didn't even wear liquid foundation or concealer (mostly because it was over 100 degrees the first few days I was there, and I figured I'd just be sweating it all off anyway!). I just wore some sunscreen, a little blush, and face powder. I did my eye make-up - shadow, brows, and waterproof mascara - but even that wasn't very much. Nothing like a vacation to show you just how very little you need to get along in life!

2.  Clean out the bathroom. This kinda goes with the first one in that I need to get rid of all the unused, excess crap I have in my loo. My plan is to grab stuff I've had in my drawers and bins that I haven't ever used, as well as the stuff I've recently purchased, and just use them! Then, if I don't like it THAT VERY DAY, toss it, and move on to the next one. This mostly applies to eye shadow palettes, of which I have several. During one of my summer trips to Ulta, I bought three eye shadow palettes - THREE - and I ordered two other limited edition ones online! Ridiculous! Sure a couple of them had added blushes and/or highlighters for a "full face look", but the blushes are all too bright for my complexion, so I'll never use them, and as for the shadows, I really only use browns, tans, or nudes, so all the bright blues, greens, and pinks will go to waste.  Also, I have some eye shadow palettes I've used a few times, but have always gone back to my standard palette, so obviously that means I don't need them, right?

I know that's only two things, but I think they will more than fill up my spare time this month. Also, I hate to promise to do any stamping, because let's face it, I've said it before, and haven't followed through. So keep it simple, keep it easy - that's my motto for September! What are you resolutions for the month? Let me know down below! Cheers!