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site update re: Photobucket

So I just noticed the Photobucket mess. I use them for offsite image hosting (because WP is limited in its media space), but I refuse to pay the exorbitant fee they’re demanding to continue using their service on 3rd party sites. If I wanted to pay $399 a year, I would still be hosting my own site. I’ll try to salvage and re-link the images in recent posts over the coming days, while I find an alternative solution.

video: mini haul #4

I’m thinking of calling these “haulettes”. What d’you think? I don’t film many of these, because minimalism, but I like to think of these as extended reviews for the savvy shopper.

All items are from Look Human and purchased with my own monies.

Ziggy Potter / Coffee Pun Stickers / Always Hungry Pouch

life: the morning after

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll! I’m in a morning after, post-concert daze, but the show Rage + Rapture tour was spectacular. Garbage was a formative part of my rock girl feminist education, and more than lived up to my expectations. Blondie is just classic, and was more than I imagined in a live performance. Even the opening act, Deap Valley, was amazing. One of the best shows I’ve seen in a while.

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

Rage + Rapture tour. Garbage and Blondie

life: August goals

August

July was a highly emotional month. I went through a major life crisis and dealt with a lot of stuff that I don’t really want to talk about in a public forum (I know, vague). That is all to say that it was not as great as it could’ve been, but I tried to keep my head up all the same. It was not the most productive for writing (I only wrote on 5 days, totaling just under 5000 words for the month). I had a bit of a writer’s crisis and did some serious thinking re: current projects and long-term goals. My health could be better, but I’m still trying to figure out how to supplement for PCOS and hypothyroidism (I have a checkup in September, so I’ll get a better sense of my thyroid levels after the last year). I’ll probably film a video on my current supplements, but I want to wait a few months to measure results (hurray for the scientific method!).

So why am I going on about July when I’m supposed to be going over August goals? Because August is going to be a slow, thoughtful month for me, as far as goals are concerned. I’m keeping it simple and focusing on finishing the things I started: WIP #4, Harry Potter #4 (coincidence?), Whole30 (a proper one, not Paleo-ish modifications), and a second round of the HBSG fitness plan.

Just keep swimming.

minimalism: decluttering my bag collection

This is not the first time I’ve culled my bag collection, but it may be the most brutal. Though, perhaps not. These are bags I held on to the last time, because they were expensive or they had sentimental value or they might still come in handy. Except, I haven’t touched any of them in over a year (2-3 years for the last two). It’s time to stop holding on to things I don’t use.

I’m not sure if I’m going to try to sell these. I tried selling the pink one and it never sold. I haven’t the patience for ebay slow sales, so I may just donate.

bag declutter

bag declutter

bag declutter

bag declutter

off the shelf: re-reading Harry Potter, part 1

One of my 2017 goals was to re-read Harry Potter. I’d been meaning to re-read the series for a while, and was completely unaware that it was the 20th anniversary of its debut, but that was the plan. I FINALLY started reading it in July (again, happenstance), and am finding it just as charming as ever. However, it got me thinking about my original interest in the story and how I came to read it in the first place. Check out the video and find out what sparked the magic for me 🙂