Winter Mornings

In the winter I get really lazy, no denying that. If it wasn’t for Andrew I’d never leave the house. I’d be sitting inside all day, eating chicken nuggets, watching tv and sleeping. When winter comes I’m kinda like a bear. I hibernate all winter, then show my face again in the spring. This winter I want to be a little more productive with my mornings to get me in a better mood, so I’ll tell you all about what I TRY to do in the mornings.

The first thing I do in the mornings is check my phone. I do this because I always fall asleep texting people, then I feel bad when I fall asleep. Especially with all my friends overseas. Their morning is my night time so I always end up not responding because I fell asleep. I then have to apologize 290 times.

After I get the courage to get out of bed, I have to put my contacts in because I’m so blind without them. Then I make my way into the kitchen to make some coffee. You know the saying “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”? That’s me. Seriously guys. Don’t talk to me until after I’ve had my favorite coffee which is the McDonald’s French vanilla K Cups.

Then I tell my mom all the drama from the previous night because my mom loves to be on the upbeat with all the drama in this town. So I gotta fill her in for an hour. Then normally I’m playing with my cat before he goes outside to hunt for mice.

Sometimes my brother will come over in the mornings and hangout with me for a bit. (I think he just shows up to steal all my soda.)

I then reside to my room for a few hours where I read/check up on my blog and end up falling down a Youtube hole. I somehow find myself watching America’s Got Talent and food videos.

That pretty much sums up my morning. Lazy days. The afternoon is when I actually start to do things. I’m not a morning person at all. I stay up pretty late, so I normally don’t get up until about 9 anyway. I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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Why Are You Allowed to Talk Ep. 2

*This is a series of dumb/funny things my friends and I say*

Andrew: *Talking to a friend* You look like Amelia Earhart with that jacket on.

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Me: *Sees a helicopter* is that Life Alert?

Carly: Life Alert?! Do you mean Life Flight?!

Me: Oops, yeah…

Carly: Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Okay we’re sending a helicopter.

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Sam: *Sitting in his Range Rover* I wonder what happens if I put it in drive.?

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Andrew: *Talking to my nephew Jordan, who’s from the city* It was rather flame my guy.

Jordan: *Dies laughing* What….?

Andrew: Is that not what they say in the city? I was trying to sound like one of you city kids.

Jordan: No.

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Me: *Talking to a drunk friend* it might snow…

Friend: What?! No it’s 44 outside! It has to be 32% degrees outside to snow!

Me: Thirty two… percent degrees… yep. You need to sleep now.

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Keigan: Watch me put 20 cough drops in my mouth and see what happens.

*Puts 20 cough drops in mouth*

*10 minutes later*

Keigan: Guys… I can’t feel my face.

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Me: *Singing*

Andrew: I don’t know if it’s because you have a nasally voice but you sound like a 12 year old boy.

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*Andrew, Carly and I going through the drive through at Starbucks*

Andrew: *Starts playing camel sounds through the radio*

Starbucks Lady: *Opens the window* *Starts laughing*

* We all lost our shit*

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Keigan: Stop being racist…. I’m a giraffe!!

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Please enjoy this as a final segment:

 

I hope you guys liked that haha. This is one of my favorite things to write about because it really shows you my true self and how I love to have fun and do stupid things.

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Beginning – End of the Year

So I saw this thing on Twitter yesterday… (I’m addicted to Twitter everybody follow me @Abby_Marie2194 I’m kinda funny sometimes). I got tagged in a challenge to post a picture of you from the beginning of the year and one from the end of the year. I thought this was pretty interesting. I went through my camera roll to find a picture of me from the beginning of the year and holy hell was my hair brown. I kinda forgot what my actual hair color is since I’m so used to being a blonde.

End of the Year Challenge

Here’s one of the first pictures I found:

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March 11 2017

I was really rocking the lion mane then. I didn’t realize how chocolatey brown my natural hair color is. I kinda like it, but I love having blonde hair even more.

Here’s a picture from the middle of the year when I had just gotten my hair bleached.

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July 2017

Big difference. For one I turned into a dog. Didn’t think that was possible did ya? Haha… I’m really not funny.

Anyway, now here’s a picture from last month.

Winter hair

My natural color is starting to come back in and my hair has gotten a lot longer. I’ve also turned into a flower goddess if you couldn’t tell. I think it’s safe to say the only thing that really changed was my hair. I’m still the same idiot I promise.

I know this wasn’t a Christmas/Winter post, but it’s hard to think of 25 days of Christmas. I promise there will be more seasonally themed posts in the future! 💙

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Winter Haircare

Most of you who know me wonder how the hell do I keep my hair looking healthy since I treat it like crap by bleaching it all the time. Well, other than the fact that I’m balding from all the anxiety I’m doing pretty good at keeping my hair looking socially acceptable.

In the winter, I only wash my hair twice a week. No more, no less. It gets really cold here and when it gets cold, my hair gets really dry, so maintaining some level of natural oils in my hair is really important. Plus, I’m not sweating in the winter to get my hair greasy. It stays pretty clean between washings.

If I do happen to do something that involves sweating, I use dry shampoo. It makes my hair less greasy looking without drying it out to make it fall out. Just spray it on, style it and comb it out. Everything works out just fine.

Next, I NEVER use a brush. I have pretty thin hair, but it’s really long so it takes forever to comb out. I noticed when I brushed my hair, it would fall out more and I’d have twice as many split ends. When I use a comb, my hair hardly falls out and there’s barely any split ends.

Using heat is also a big no no for me. I let my hair air dry after I wash it. Maybe once a month I’ll blow dry just the roots if I have to go somewhere in a hurry and it’s cold outside. If I want my hair wavy, I’ll put it in braids. If I want my hair curled, I won’t do anything because I don’t like my hair with curls. If I want straight hair I leave my hair as it is because it’s already naturally straight.

Coconut oil is my hairs best friend. In the winter, my hair gets really dry and itchy. Then the dandruff comes. That’s a big NO for me. I don’t need to walk around looking like Mt. Everest. Once a week I try to use a coconut oil hair mask before I wash my hair. It moisturizes my scalp and makes my hair feel so soft after I wash it.

I know I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but I also use Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins every day so that helps a lot. I never bleach or dye my hair in the winter either. I let the brown grow out and let my roots become healthy again. Then in the spring I start bleaching again until the fall.

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November 2017

There you have it! What do you do to keep your hair under control?

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My Christmas Decorations

Christmas is by far one of my favorite times of the year. I love everything about it. From decorating and baking to seeing family and watching Holiday Baking Championship on the Food Channel. Everything about it is great.

Each year after Thanksgiving (the day after to be exact), I decorate my room. Decorating my room takes about 7 hours to do. I have to dust everything, move a bunch of things down to the basement, bring everything up, get distracted by my phone 2,000 times, take 3 breaks and eat, start decorating, stub my toe and get mad, take a nap, then finally finish.

So here’s my Christmas decorations this year.

This first decoration is from Target. They’re snowflakes that light up.

Decorations: Light up Snowflakes

They were $5 so if you’re looking for a cheap but cute as hell decoration, Target is the way to go.

Decorations: Snowflakes

Here’s my other set of snowflakes. They don’t light up but they sure are cute. I stole these from my mom two years ago.

Decorations: Green Tree

Next is my traditional Christmas tree. This tree is very special to me because it’s my grandma’s. When she moved out of her house she gave it to me. I would decorate it with her every year when I was little so it seemed fitting for me to get it. The presents under it are fake. My mom gave me those for decoration a few years ago. I think it’s so cute.

Decorations: Coffee Table

Here is my coffee table. On the top is my favorite B&BW candle “Vanilla Bean Noel”. There’s a little Christmas tree in the center (It was also my grandma’s). I have a mailbox decoration that I stole from my mom a few years ago. Glad she doesn’t read these haha. I have a Starbucks cup that has little candy canes in it. The present on the left is from Menard’s that I got two years ago and on the opposite side is a candy tray full of my favorite candy: Reese’s. Lastly, behind the candy tray is a white and blue rose that Andrew got me a few days ago. I was sad so he wanted to cheer me up. Ain’t he just the best?

Then I have some Christmas cards and stuffies on the bottom.

Decorations: Top Coffee Table

Decorations: White Tree

Yes, I have two Christmas trees in my room. 1. I love Christmas. 2. My room is white and blue themed, so when I saw this tree I had to go for it. The ornaments I got at Walmart and the blue ones have glitter on them… there’s glitter all over my carpet over there but that’s alright! It’s pretty.

Decorations: B&BW Perfume

These are my top 3 favorite Christmas perfumes. Just had to throw this in there.

Decorations: Window Tinsel

On both of my windows I have silver tinsel up because why not?

Decorations: BedLast but not least is my bed. I love my bed. On it I have my pillow pet, two blue pillows, and an Illinois pillow because well, that’s where I live. Christmas wise, I have three really fuzzy blankets. The first one is a blue snowflake one (I have a thing for snowflakes), a red reindeer one and a Christmas quote blanket. I have a reindeer stuffy up against the wall too (Her name is Rudy). 

That’s my room! Hope you all enjoyed! Now I have to go send out some Christmas cards.

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Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

Thank you Google. What would I do without you?

Seasonal Depression day and night

When I was in high school, I was in group counseling with a few other girls who had similar “problems” as me. We called it “Girls Group” to make us feel a little better about ourselves. I was 16 when I figured out I had seasonal depression. I would always wonder why I got really sad during the fall/winter. My grades would drop, I would be in a crappy mood and I would constantly be sad.

All my life it was that way. I thought it was normal to feel that way. It is, but not continuously for four months until Spring came. My parents, teachers, and even my one friend would notice a difference in me. I would go from always being energetic and wanting to do things to sleeping all the time and never leaving my house. Any motivation I had to do anything left my mind and it felt like the life was sucked out of me. I became a walking zombie from November until March.

Guess what. It’s December.

 “Hello depression, lovely to see you again,” said nobody. 

Seasonal Depression meme

Now that I’m not in school or anything, it hasn’t been too bad. This is the second year of dealing with it without being in school. I can handle it better because I don’t have to stress myself out so much, but now I can lock myself away for days at a time. Which isn’t much better.

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I know I like to joke around on here and make fun of myself, but out of all seriousness, this is something I do suffer from. And it gives me a pretty hard time around this time of year. This is something I’m very insecure about and have a hard time opening up about. But having a platform like this I feel like I need to talk about it not just so people know about me, but they know they aren’t alone. There’s others out there and there’s help available. I am one of the people who don’t have it extremely bad, but others can have it quite worse than me.
So I’m asking all of you, if you know somebody who seems depressed or is having anxiety, sit down with them or text them. A simple “Hey”, or “How are you today?”, can go a long way and change the outlook on somebody’s day. You could be the reason somebody doesn’t commit suicide that day. Sometimes you don’t know everything a person is going through. You don’t know what it’s like to walk in their shoes. So BE KIND to everybody you see.  💙

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Christmas Walk | Day 3

Each year in this little town, there’s a Christmas walk. All the small businesses (Library, pharmacy, hardware store etc.) are open and you can go in there and get cookies and other sweets that I don’t need to be eating. Lord only knows I need more candy.

Of course, I was with my best friend Carly (Jimmy to some of you), and Andrew. We cause trouble everywhere we go.

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Christmas walk 2

We went to the firehouse and had soup. Her baby, Phoenyx slept the whole time. Carly decided to be a little festive and wear some reindeer antlers. She also had to ask me if Vixen was one of the reindeer. Yes Carly, Vixen is a reindeer.

There was a hay rack ride…. this happened.

Christmas walk 4

 

We’re all still children on the inside. No denying that.

Overall it was really fun. There was a fire so I wasn’t extremely cold. I saw a lot of my family and friends. After the Christmas walk I spent the night bowling (yes, I went bowling with a broken rib) with my best friends.

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