Saturday Adventures! Ticonderoga!

by 3:00 AM
Saturday Andy and I took a day off from work. Like a real, whole, "I didn't even check my email" day off! I honestly don't remember the last time that happened! Originally we were going to hike Sleeping Beauty, but in the spirit of wanting to sleep in on our first day off, we woke up much too late and just decided to head on a drive instead. 

This is what Andy and I do best, I love our long drives. We talk about our lives, plans for the future, listen to great podcasts and music, 
they're just my favorite! We decided to head north, and ended up in Ticonderoga and then on to Crown Point and back to Fort Ann through Vermont. I think we drove like 4 hours. 
I had never remembered Ticonderoga as being a pretty place, no offense to anyone who lives there, I am sure it was because I was looking at the town through the lens of high school basketball and them always beating us. Anyways, they have a super pretty park with this great waterfall and covered bridge. We just walked around and took pictures for a couple hours!
Anyways, here's a few pictures of our adventure. Andy has quite a few more over on his blog (This is a lie, he never posted them)



So! That's it for today! Let me know what your favorite way to spend Saturday is?

Love you all!


Makeup Monday::It's Back::Beauty Box Edition!

by 8:00 AM

Do you guys remember when Makeup Monday was a thing? I mean it's been like 2 months! Well, I have a back log of things to talk about and finally a few free hours to pound out some makeup posts for you! 

So, I think what I am going to talk about first is this fabulous beauty case I picked up! It did not take long in my makeup collecting for me to start busting out of all the drawers in the bathroom. My poor roommates and husband who needed to brush their teeth or something while I was putting my make up on!  



So Andy and I decided it was time for me to find a storage device to handle the growing makeup collection (do you guys remember the part in Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows part 2 when they break into Gringots and everything they touch multiplies, that's what my makeup collection has been like lately).

So we researched like mad, we looked into tool boxes, tackle boxes, and of course beauty boxes themselves. I really wanted something that will hold everything I have plus things I am going to have in the future. Obviously it also needed to be pretty, duh. 

So we found this:

Photo Cred: Andrew Cox
Photo Cred: Andrew Cox
Inside Beautify Cosmetics Box
Photo Cred: Andrew Cox
I love it! It's both pretty and practical, 2 things everything needs to be.  It fits everything, including my large coastal scents palette (it proved to be difficult to find something that , that palette would fit into)! Right now, I have just the perfect amount of makeup, that I can split the little "drawers" into "mascara and eye stuff", "lips", "primers and face", "blush/bronzer", "bobby pins, hair stuff", and then all my brushes, eye palette, and lip liners at the bottom! 


This may be my favorite makeup purchase so far! It's super handy and let's be real, I love anything that's going to organize my stuff! This case is the perfect size, it's just between "too small too actually fit anything" and "Holy crap I should never have that much makeup"

Here's my unrelated question of the day for you! What is your favorite mascara? So far I have not found one that I love! Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

Love you all :)




IT'S ALMOST STEAM SUMMER SALE!

by 1:44 PM
It is being rumored that Steam Summer Sale is starting May 26th, 2015, now it could be that this will just be a Memorial Day Sale and Summer Sale will happen in June or July like normal. Either way, I decided it was about time to review my wishlist and figure out what I was going to be looking for and the best practices, to ensure you get the best deals!

What I am looking forward to!These are not necessarily in any order, just reading from my wishlist.

Borderlands/Borderlands The Prequel
The Borderlands games always go on sale so I am pretty certain picking these up will be no problem. Despite my hatred of playing games out of order, Andy and I purchased Borderlands 2 last year and finally got around to finishing the story this month! I love, love, love, love Borderlands 2 (thank you Jill and Josh ) it has been incredibly fun to play and has a great story! I am looking forward to playing the rest of the series

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor


This has been on my wishlist for awhile and I have really regretted not buying this during the Holiday Sale last year, but, I am assuming my wait will pay off with it being cheaper during this summer sale. I have talked about this game a lot on the blog since E3 last summer (see here) so I won't go into too much detail other than I am excited to finally play it and this is definitely on the top of my list!

Mortal Kombat X

Another one I have, yet again, been talking about since E3 last year, I am really, really hoping this goes on sale, as much as I love video games, I  basically wait to play them all until they go on sale, although I almost broke that rule for this game!

LEGO Hobbit, Marvel Super Heros, and Star Wars III

I love all things Lego games, they are just great games to pick up and play when you don't really feel like investing much effort into a game. These are ones I have not yet picked up, typically Lego games go down to around  $5 each during a Flash Sale, so I assume I will be getting at least one of these!

Resident Evil HD Remastered


Some of my first great video game memories were sitting in my friends room playing this game, scaring the crap out of ourselves as zombies tried to eat us! With this being said, I did not even know this was going to be a thing! I really have not kept up with the series beyond what was available for PS1 and PS2. I can not wait to go back and play through it! I am contemplating picking this up this weekend as Capcom games are all on sale this weekend on Steam but, I will probably stick in out and wait in the hopes it will be a bit cheaper!

Assassin's CreedAs you know, I finally got into Assassin's earlier this year, I am looking to pick up at least 3, if not Brotherhood and Blag Flag as well.

Okay in interest of not writing a 10 page blog post, I think will just list off the next few...Project Cars, Dying Light, Kerbal Space Program(seriously looks freaking awesome), another copy of Don't Starve so Andy and I can play together, Witcher 2, Elder Scrolls Online Edition, Invisible, Inc. Dark Souls 2, Far Cry 4(fingers crossed this really goes on sale), and of course GTA:V.


Tips:


-Add game titles you are on the lookout for to your Wishlist! This way you will get notifications about price changes and when they go on sale!
-Unless it is the last day of the sale, only buy your game if it is a daily deal, flash sale, or community choice! This will ensure you get the games you want at the lowest price! (I know this has been repeated over and over but, for real it's the best advice!)
-Be sure to check competing sites, Amazon, Origin, etc. They have stepped up their game in trying to compete with Steam's dominance over the PC gaming world, during the last Winter Sale we got Battlefield 3 on Origin for $1. Steam is no longer always the cheapest!
-Browse around, don't just look at the front page. Almost every title will be on sale and each game page will tell you if it is a daily deal, flash sale, etc. I have gotten some great games just by searching around.
-VOTE ON COMMUNITY CHOICE GAMES(it's in all caps because anger, rage, and rant) I hate sooo much when people complain about the community choice selection but don't vote. It makes the sale better for everyone if games we actually vote on community choice.
-Hang out on reddit. Typically r/steam, r/gamedeals, etc will all have pricing breakdowns, cost per hours of game play, and more updated each day. These are super helpful resources if you're just getting into Steam sales, it will definitely help narrow your purchases and the comments can help you discover new games!

Let me know in the comments or on Twitter if there are any games you're looking forward to that I need to add to my wishlist (I know what I have is actually kind of a small list)!
Also what are your Indie Game recs (I only have like 1 on the list).....I am looking at you Caitlin!


Well thanks for reading! Love you all!

Saturday Adventures! And Wednesday Margaritas!

by 5:19 PM
Hello Blog World!

Well, it had been a while, as per usual my excuse is going to be that our lives have been crazy, which is (as per usual) true! It has been pretty non stop the past few weeks, we gotten some new clients (exciting) and new websites to build (exciting) however, it has made life a little extra all over the place! So Saturday Andy and I finally took some time to ourselves and had a photo shoot adventure. We took a long drive, chatted about life and dreams, and took some awesome pictures. It has been really cool for me to see Andy getting more into photography, it is definitely re-inspiring my love of it. I have barely touched my camera in the last year but, having someone encouraging me to go on photo adventures is really helpful!



Well I hope you all enjoyed the super random Wednesday post! I will sit here and finish my margarita and write a lot more emails (perks of being your own boss).

Love you 

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