September Goals.

Graduate school and the high school I work at both started this week. To say the least, it was an exhausting, difficult, tearful week. But after handing out a whole bunch of syllabi, receiving my own stack of them, and juggling a few things, I think I have some idea on how the next 4…

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Makeup and Self Portraits.

Yesterday was an interesting day, but it at least was a killer makeup day. I tried quite a few new products, like my jumbo UD setting spray, my NYX super nude colored gloss, and the famed RCMA powder. On top of all that, I also tried a few new techniques, like using my Becca highlight…

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5 Reasons Fall is Way Better Than Summer.

Guys, I am so sick of summer. This season messes with me on many, many levels. I have a serious need for autumn and all the beauty and brilliance that accompanies it. For anyone wondering, fall is the best time of year… especially compared to summer. Pro of fall: New schedule. As both a school teacher…

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My I’m-Not-Wasting-My-Luxury-Products-in-this-Heat Everyday Face

Long enough title for you? At my very stressful, nonstop job, sweating and literally getting thrown up on is a regular occurrence. So dressing up, spending more than 10 minutes to get ready, or putting on a $200+ face is not in my M.O. NYX CC Cream If I’m doing a cheap, run out the…

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Plans for August 2016.

Hey everyone! As July wraps up, it’s hard to believe that summer is rushing by so quickly. This week I am finishing up my last few days teaching summer school and am about to begin my 26 day summer “vacation”. Those quotes are very prominent because my break is already jam packed with doctor appointments, friend…

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Reintroducing Myself.

Welcome, welcome!

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My 2016 Academic Planner.

I have spent a lot of time and money and years looking for the perfect planner for myself. I love the idea of paper planners and a hands on way of staying organized; having all my dates and dreams in one place, but it never seemed to work for me. I wanted to love so…

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Blog Stalking // A Girl, Obsessed.

I love telling you all about new blogs and things that inspire me. But I’ve been keeping one amazing, hidden gem from you guys for quite some time now. I first found Mandy and her blog, A Girl, Obsessed about the same time I started Ordinary Adventures. I originally was googling blog post ideas and came…

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My Daily Bread // Cheeseburger Pasta.

When it comes to cooking, I’m kind of pathetic. I never get the right ingredients, never follow the instructions correctly, somehow I always end up hurting myself, and I never seem to finish my leftovers. Long story short, I’m a horrible chef. But that is why I am starting a new installment here on Ordinary Adventures,…

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Workout Wednesdays // Fitness Goals.

Already this week I’ve talked about this month’s goals, my scheduling goals, my blogging goals, and now I’m going to break down my fitness goals! I’m realizing more and more that I have to work small and deliberately to get things done. I was flatlining as far as producing new blogging material this past month. I…

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