Home… sick

I’m home… sick. Not the emotional home sick either. I’m sick, and I’m at home. There’s a garbage can next to me just incase.

The following meme describes my thought process these past three days:

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I’m tired of tea, I’m tired of 7 up, I’m tired of saltine crackers, I’m tired of vegetable broth.  I’m whiny and grumpy. I want my mom.

Do you guys have a remedy to help me?

I get super dizzy quickly and I’m exhausted.

Please help.

 

Okay heres to my blog post:

Now I don’t know if you guys know or not but my dream is to someday live in Indianapolis.

“But why, Selina? Does anything happen there?” You all ask.

“I don’t have a clue as to why. It’s just a thing. It’s my destiny and I have to go.” Says me.

“Okay then.” You all say.

Me *jumps and skips and goes on about my boring day*

Some people have had this feeling about a husband, long term boyfriend, a pet, or a career path.

They say something along the lines of, “when you know, you know.”

And that’s how I feel about this city. The second I got there I knew I wanted to spend a good chunk of my life living there.

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I’ve even taken steps in order to be able to move there. For instance I’m saving!

Now on a scale of 0-Donald Trump on how much money I have saved, I’m about a .05%… so, I’m not quite there… yet. It’s going to happen. I’m trying my hardest though. I’m passionate about saving so I can move.

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I’m giving this challenge a try this year. In my career you get a lot of 5$ bills, so it’s worth a shot.

I have a five year plan. I’m actually going to Indianapolis soon so I can get a “lay of the land.” I want to see a few salons, see different living areas, eat at different restaurants, and get the vibe.

I belong in this city. How do you guys save? Do you have any tips or tricks? This sounds odd but I do better saving cash. If I have money on my bank card I will spend it. Cash guilts me into saving. I don’t know how or why, but its just what works for me.

These are some of my 2017 Motto’s:

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Day off

Today is going so well.

Want to know why? because its my day off, and I’ve done nothing productive all day.4dbbbc5acdc419267574ad364394b47e.jpg

Seriously though, the only reason I left my bed was because I wanted to wash my bed sheets.

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But it’s raining and sad outside. All I want to do is hide under my covers so the thunder doesn’t give me an anxiety attack.

Life has been going well for me.

I have recently taken up running! I’m not sure if thats what it looks like I’m doing when people see me, but I’m trying. I’m getting better at it. I’ve sort of fallen for it, like I have a crush on running. We’ve gone out a few times, possibly even going steady.

But if I’ve learned anything this past year it is that I can’t be afraid of starting something new if its going to benefit my wellbeing.

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I’ve also changed my diet habits as well. I’m still vegetarian, but I’ve become more conscious of what is actually in my food.

I definitely am cooking a ton more. (Although I’m still a sucker for a green pepper, mushroom, and onion pizza from Dominos).

I wanted to share with you guys my hummus recipe (Its more so from the book Strong Looks Better Naked but I adjust it to my liking). It’s quick, simple, and so much better than store bought.

What you will need/do:

  1. 1 Can of chick peas / garbanzo beans (they’re the exact same thing so don’t stress)
  2. 1/3 cup of tahini (basically it’s sesame that is liquified) (find it near the pasta sauces or the cultural food isle)
  3. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. lemon and salt to your tasting

Then you can throw it in the food processor. I just use a potato masher though.

I’m really enjoying this whole new lifestyle I’ve been living. I’ve been doing it for a little over a month.

I’ve also cut out soda, which I never thought I would do. Dr. Pepper and I broke up. H2O and I are new Bff’s.

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So I also wanted to share some of my tips for living a healthier lifestyle.

I know I’m a beginner but here is what has helped me:

  1. Buy a water bottle you love and keep it full of water all day. (Seriously I have a 20oz water bottle and I refill it 6 times a day. I pick up my water bottle more than my phone nowadays)
  2. Find a workout you enjoy, or can learn to love. I can’t say I love running, but I love how it makes me feel.
  3. Get good shoes.
  4. Read the book, Strong Looks Better Naked  by Khloe Kardashian. Some of you may instantly roll your eyes because of the “Kardashian name” But it’s a good book, I’ve read it two-three times.
  5. Always have hummus in your fridge. It goes good with any vegetable you prefer.
  6. Don’t keep food that is your downfall in your house. i.e. Cookies, chips,  or bagels.
  7. Know that you are going to have weak moments. The fact that Panera Bread delivers to my house is not cool, because sometimes I can’t help myself.
  8. Learn the difference between being stern with yourself and being hard on yourself. If the Panera delivery guy shows up at your door every now and then too, you can’t beat yourself up about it.
  9. Water. Drink it.

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I hope you guys are doing well, I just wanted to jump on here quickly, say “hi” and I’ll talk to you soon!

Love,

Me.

Sundays

It was one of those “movie Sundays” today. You know the kind where its rainy, foggy, and you feel like you need to be drinking tea, reflecting on some guy who broke your heart, and listening to music on a record player? It was that kind of day.

I didn’t do any of that though. But I feel like that’s what I would have been doing if I was in a movie. I think the movie would be called “Sundays with Selina” or something like that.

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Just so you know. It is now ten pm, and I started this post exactly at 6:30pm. I got distracted by “Undercover Boss”.

I came on here though to ask you guys something.

Would you please recommend some good books for me to read? I’ll read anything except over dramatized romance novels.

All I wanted to do today was read, but I had no books that struck my interest. They were all books I had read in high school. You know the kind, the cliché, rebel-guy-sweeps-good-girl-off-feet-and-they-live-happily-ever-after-even-though-all-odds-were-against-them, type of books.

I’m looking for something with substance. They can be classic authors, popular authors, series, unheard of authors. I’d love some ideas.

Anyways, that’s all I’ve got.

Hope to hear from you guys soon!

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I’ll figure it out

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I am 20 and a half and I do not wish to have all the answers right now, if ever.

Just because I’m trying to figure out some things in my life, doesn’t mean I’m looking for comments or opinions on how I should or shouldn’t go about things.

I will figure it out on my own.

I am 20.

I do not have an older sibling who got to show me the way, one to be the guinea pig, and learn from their mistakes. In fact, I am the sibling that my sibling got to learn from. I get to be the guinea pig.

Which is fine, I do not mind playing the roll of the “rebellious, black sheep, learn the hard way,” child. I think when you’re the oldest you just come to terms with the fact that you have to teach yourself how to do certain things, and your baby siblings look like prized positions while you… don’t.

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My little brother is 17 and has multiple full ride scholarship offers. He is smart, athletic, 6’2″, “cool” (he’s cool to the other awkward 17 year olds in high school, and to himself I’m sure), and can do no wrong in my family’s eye.

It’s funny how we come from the exact same blood, but are two completely different people.

I was average in high school, by no means were full rides knocking on my door. I golfed in high school, but only to get out of gym class. I am 5’2″, and in high school I had friends, but I wasn’t “super hip.” And of course, I’m always being yelled at for something by someone in my family.

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Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more proud of my little sibling. He is amazingly smart, and I can’t wait to see where he goes in life. I am his biggest fan and will always have that kids back.

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I’m not saying everything changed for me when I got out of high school and into the real world, but…. everything changed for me when I got out of high school and into the real world.

You start to develop your own opinions, and sometimes those opinions differ from your parents. And that is a-okay. You’re allowed to become your own person; however, sometimes becoming your own person requires a lot of annoying lectures from people who tell you they know best.

I’ve yet to figure out how to handle annoying, unwanted lectures nicely, and without rolling my eyes.

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Families are amazing and I love mine to no end. I’m just frustrated with everyones input 24/7.

This week I finally made the decision to go to therapy. Now don’t applaud me yet, I’m only going so my family will stop telling me “you should go to therapy,” every other second.

I have nothing against therapy, in fact, I’m actually open to the idea of liking it, and I’m starting to look forward to my first appointment. The idea of having a complete stranger listen to my problems, and then insurance pays for it, sounds nice.

I just wish people would stop telling me how to do every single move I make. Seriously, three people texted me today about what I should talk about in therapy, or something along those lines.

But I’m learning, I’m learning when to just give in, save an argument, and go with what my family wants, and when to stick to my guns and trust myself.

I don’t know what the point of this post was, or if there even was a post.

I think I just wanted to vent, maybe that’s a sign that therapy will be the bomb.

…. that’s it. Have a good night.

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Ready for spring.

Okay, who else is ready for spring? I don’t know where you guys live, but I live in Michigan and its blistering cold out.

I love living here though, I live about a mile from lake Michigan and the view of the lake never gets old. The cold does though.

I’m staying at my great grandmas house for the next two weeks, and she doesn’t have WiFi. I’ll try to blog as much as possible.

Right now I’m sitting in Tim Hortons, drinking my over priced caramel latte (three dollars for something that lasts 15 minutes makes me sad). I felt bad not buying something and using their WiFi though.

Anyways, let’s get to the point of this post. I’m really excited to show you guys this outfit. It’s very fun, and is what made me want spring very badly.

I’ll take spring, but this outfit is also perfect for a cruise, so if any of you guys feel like sending me on a nice Mediterranean cruise, do not hesitate. 😛

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It’s a jumpsuit! It’s fun, its bold, it’s nothing I’d normally wear, but I’m head over heals for this outfit.

I got this outfit from Cato Fashions, which is beyond affordable. I got this jumpsuit for $34.99. If you think about it though, that’s extremely affordable, because you’re getting the shirt & pants. It’s so exciting!

Can you tell how much I love this outfit?! I actually think it’s more than love. Whatever that is.

Anyways –

Cato Fashions – Jumpsuit – I do suggest going a size or two bigger than what you normally wear.

ONLY if you have big backside. My butt makes Texas look small, so I went up two sizes, because I didn’t want the jumpsuit fitting every curve, I wanted it to flow and be loose.

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My jean jacket is from goodwill, you can get one similar online from Charlotte Russe

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I hope you guys enjoy this! I also hope it inspires you to be bold and have fun with your wardrobe. After all fashion is about having fun and expressing yourself.

I love you! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Talk to you Soon ❤ ❤ ❤

The “in a hurry” look.

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Okay, note to self, get the caterpillar eyebrows waxed tomorrow. I need to take a weed whacker to these beasts.

This is Saturday’s makeup look but I worked and didn’t have time to post. Sunday’s makeup look is a “I got out of bed, don’t expect anything more” look.

Saturday’s look was very simple though. So simple that I forgot blush.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing – Primer

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L’Oreal True Match

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Better Then Sex Mascara

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Buxom Lip Gloss – Nude Beige

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Lorac Pro Pallet – Probably my favorite Christmas present of all time. Totally worth the price. Which I will not say too often.

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Thanks for reading! Happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Diva on a Dime

Saturday’s Outfit

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Today is Sunday, and I am wearing nothing worth posting about. Unless you all want to see my pajamas that I refuse to change out of. So I am posting yesterdays look.

Yesterday I had to work, so I wore a burgundy faux leather jacket, a grey shirt, and the same leggings as the day before.

The jacket I got from Maurices, which is a fantastic store, it is a hit or miss on the prices though. I couldn’t find the exact jacket on the website, but I found one very similar. The jacket I’ll link below is more of a brown though than mine.

My shirt is from JC Penny’s, and of course, I couldn’t find it online. In fact I had a hard time finding anything remotely similar. But I did find a grey shirt that I would wear if I didn’t have this one.

My Leggings are from Target, they’ll always be from target.

Maurices Leather Jacket – on sale for $29.99

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JC Penny’s Grey Shirt – on sale for $12.99 Since the leather jacket above is brown and not burgundy I’d probably wear a white shirt instead of a grey shirt. That’s my personal opinion though.

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Target Leggings – $10.00

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Thanks for reading! Have a happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Diva on a Dime

Dark lips, soft eyes, bad lighting.

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I wish I had a better camera, but alas I do not.

Please excuse the eyebrows, they’re a hot mess right now. 😛

Todays makeup:

Smashbox cosmetics Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing – Primer

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L’Oreal True Match – Foundation

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Elf Cosmetics Studio High Definition Powder for Professional Makeup Artists – Face Powder

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Benefit Cosmetics Hervana – Blush

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Urban Decay Naked Pallet – Eyes

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Kat VonD – Lipstick (in color L.U.V matte rich violet)

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Thanks so much for reading!

-Diva on a Dime