• Life,  Update,  Wedding

    Why We Eloped

    I guess I should start off by saying we didn’t really elope. The definition of eloping is “running away secretly in order to get married” and we were definitely not secretive about it. It was more a wedding that was just the two of us and no one else.  I know some people are shocked that we didn’t go with the big, over the top, party all night, fairytale wedding because honestly that is me and what I have always wanted. However, once we started planning it was causing me more stress than excitement. All my best friends and family lived 2000 miles away from me and couldn’t do normal…

  • Self Care,  Skincare

    All About That Skincare Life

    Skincare has always been a part of my life. I grew up in a southern house that made it very clear, eye cream was just as important as our nightly prayers. However, my knowledge and want for great skin eventually succumbed to the lethargic college years. You know– the never washing or even thinking about a moisturizer anymore because I am doing good to make it to my 8am class. There were many a morning I woke up with smeared mascara and what makeup I had left on my face… real classy. In the morning, I would “clean” my skin by running a cotton pad and toner over my face…

  • Disney,  Travel

    How to do Disney in One Day

    Aside from makeup, the majority of the questions I get are about Disney. When is the best time to visit? What is your Favorite Resort? What are the best places to make reservations? Are certain activities worth it? Etc. My love for Disney is what some would call obsessive but I like to think of it more as an intense infatuation. Ha. Whatever you call it, it drives me to Disney parks at least 5 times a year, all in varying lengths of stay. I have been known to disappear to Disney for more than a week but also known to take spontaneous 24 hour whirlwind trips. While normally I…

  • Cocktail Recipe,  drinking,  Holiday

    But First, Cocktails!

    Wait, isn’t the quote, “but first, coffee”? *shrug* COCKTAILS ALL AROUND!!!!!! If you know me outside of this blog life, you know that I have a deep love coffee any time of day. And clearly, according to my blog name, I love a good happy hour. And happy hours that involve not just insane amounts of shopping but that have actual alcohol. Ultimately, this usually ends up with me shopping anyway. Every month or so, I am going to highlight a cocktail recipe that I enjoy! First up, I thought I would combine my love of coffee and alcohol. This is a real win for all involved…haha. Make them for…

  • Holiday,  Shopping

    Comfy Cozy Winter Vibes

    It is officially winter in the PNW!!! I am completely done with fall term and the temperature keeps dropping. When I am not running around Christmas shopping or attending a holiday event, the chances are very high I will be found in the most comfortable attire possible. Hibernation mode: On. I want to be in comfy clothes, wrapped in a blanket, drinking coffee by the fire for the whole winter season. Whiiiiiiiich doesn’t happen but I will take the few lazy days I do get! I am also one of those crazed Christmas fanatics that decorates any and all rooms because, why not? The more the merrier!!!! Almost all my winter bedding…

  • Makeup

    I Woke Up Like Dis

    IM BACK!!! I know, I know. It has been waaaaaaaay too long since I have blogged and y’all probably want more than just my makeup routine. However, I have been getting a TON of questions lately about what certain makeup products I use and recommend which is why I am blogging that first. My next post will be some sort of update to catch everyone up on my boring yet not so boring life. I was first going to do my favorite makeup products when I realized real quick that 1) I like way too many products, 2) that would be rather overwhelming and 3) that I may have a makeup addiction for a non makeup professional. *shrug*.…