Big Brow Problems


As a girl of naturally gifted bigger brows (and by that I mean, moderately decently sized without a list of products), I am often complimented by fellow girls. It's flattering, though a little odd as having a stranger say "I love your eyebrows" is never going to feel normal. But as with most things, there are lows to the perks. Here are my top 5 brow related struggles that anyone with big(ger) brows will get.

Coffee Catch Up With A Side Of "Help!"


This post may be a little rambly, so fair warning, get yourself some coffee or tea or a G&T, I'd go with the latter. But coffee is also good. You do you.

This feels weird. Writing a blog post that isn't a recipe or books? Oh, boy. How can something that was once so familiar to you seem incredibly odd after a break? Let's start with the obvious, I've been absence from the Internet since February. In fact, even January wasn't spent with a screen in front of my face 24/7. I won't lie, it's actually been quite a pleasant break. I love social media for it's ability to make someone that in other situations may be closed off and rather awkward (yeah, that's me), feel like they're able to be open and frank regarding their thoughts and day-to-day activities. I like sharing photos on Instagram and I enjoy a good natter on Twitter. But is it healthy to use the Internet as an escape from the awkwardness of real life and rarely have conversations that don't include GIF's? Yeah, maybe not. And to be, well, frank, the Internet has been a sore spot for me lately and I didn't want to be delving into the virtual world as much. 

My Social Media Anxiety: Why I Don't Comment Or Tweet You


I've never been the girl to go up to others and introduce myself. I've never been the first to strike up conversation, nor have I openly asked if someone wanted to hang out. So when I stumbled across the blogging community, it seemed like a fun idea. Interacting with people who are of a somewhat similar age group, who have the same interests, and being able to do it all through the safety of text - a shy persons dream. I started my blog after a trip to Germany to visit my online BFF (See blog posts Germany Part I and Part II for details), so I guess you could say that had given me the dutch (or German) courage to go for it. If I had to come to the decision alone, I would've likely talked myself out of it as I do when it comes to most things that involve putting myself out there. Yeah, as you may of guessed, I'm painfully shy. I nod more than talk in public places and mainly stick to people I know, never really able to push myself out far enough to break out of the "routine". I could go on to explain why I'm probably like this - homeschooling, being my mother's carer, BDD - but that isn't really the point.

The 'Five By Five' Book Haul


I'm currently in California so you know what that means, yup, that's right, another library sales book haul! Yay. I picked these up in a bag sale, which incase you didn't know, is a used book sale where you receive a bag for $5 (or sometimes $4 if you bring your own) and you get to fill it up to your hearts content with books. No extra charge. Magical, amiright? We have a theme on this trip with books that have either found their way to the big screen or books based on the entertainment industry (online or the biz). Enjoy! If you've read any of these, let me know your thoughts. And if you haven't, which would you be interested in picking up?

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is an agoraphobic architect and mother who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. It is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch. It is told in a series of documents (emails, memos, transcripts, etc.) with the occasional interlude by Bee.

This is actually getting turned into a movie later this year, it's set to star Troian Bellisario *fangirls*, Cate Blanchett, and Kristen Wiig. So, interesting! A great female cast. But I'm not really up to date and savvy when it comes to movies (Now horrors or TV shows, and I'm your girl), so go check out Billiam's weekly podcast Future Flicks

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