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New Year’s Eve Ramblings

Hello, folks! While perhaps a large majority of you are busy ushering in a new year in style, I am trying to put a gassy baby back to sleep and decided it was the perfect opportunity to write a last-minute wrap-up post to see off a wonderful year. In my last post, I said I… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Ramblings

Announcements · General

Altered and controlled, but delighted!

Hello, folks! Long time, no see! I wholeheartedly apologize for being off the radar for so long without an explanation. I had not expected to take such a long hiatus, but I kept thinking I would do a “proper explanation” and that just kept getting delayed. So here goes: I’ve been busy growing this little… Continue reading Altered and controlled, but delighted!

Announcements · General

No NOTW Post This Week & Facebook!

Hey, there! I hope you’re having a good week so far. I will not be posting my usual mid-week NOTW this week. I spent a good chunk of time today setting up a Facebook page for this blog, and have no energy/time remaining. I’ll be back with the 31DC prompt of blue on Thursday! I’ve… Continue reading No NOTW Post This Week & Facebook!


My First Blogiversary!

Hiya, folks! Today marks a year since I started this blog 😀 (incidentally, this post is also my 100th, another milestone!). So, of course, Mr. ACD and I shared a cupcake to celebrate last night (and then bought a second one for good measure, because we also need to celebrate tonight, the day of!) It’s… Continue reading My First Blogiversary!


One Lovely Blog Award

The lovely Sally from Quietly Mad nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award this week. Thanks, Sally! I’ve never been nominated for a blog award before, so suffice it to say I’m super thrilled & grateful 😀 Here are the rules: Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award


Vacation Time!

Hello, folks! I’m currently on vacation, so there will be no new posts in the month of December. I’ll resume my regular weekly posts once I’m back in January. Hope you all have a fantastic time this holiday season & Happy New Year in advance!


My Husband Explains Makeup

I recently came upon Amy’s blog post, where she quizzes her husband on the purpose of various makeup items, based on a fun tag that Kirsty at Life In Excess first came up with in April 2016. I thought it was a hilarious idea, and decided to test my own husband’s knowledge of makeup. I… Continue reading My Husband Explains Makeup


Hello, world!

Hello & welcome to my blog! I’m a graduate student who loves to procrastinate by engaging in various activities, such as baking & cake decorating, dollar store crafts & aromatherapy (as of late). These are the areas I will most likely be blogging about, although I cannot promise you will not stumble upon the occasional… Continue reading Hello, world!