Life of Liz Update

I’m yawning as I write this I’m so tired. Life lately has just been up and down and all over the place! There’s been good and bad. Right now, I’m just trying to process everything and get enough sleep to get me through the week. I’ve stress eaten the whole time so now I better start working that off.

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To give you a little look at my week, I have to work 18 hours this week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday). I took a part-time retail job until I graduate and can start my full-time career in the new year. I’m so looking forward to that. I also have mounds of homework to do! Yay me! On the bright side, my mom and I are decorating the house for autumn tomorrow. Its one of our favorite seasons and my mom has such a way of decorating for it. I loved coming home from college on fall break in October to see what pretty things she had done. I’ll post pictures of this year’s decorations soon!

In other news, last week I bought a few candles at Bath & Body Works because they were having a great sale (2 for $22) and I had a buy a candle get one free coupon and an additional 20% off of that. All in all, I got 3 large candles for $18! I was so proud. Vanilla Chai, Sandalwood and Citrus, and Autumn Cider are now sitting in my room happily being smelled by humans and cats a like.

As the new season begins on Tuesday, I would like to inquire to my fellow bloggers if they’ve noticed a dip in readership and “follows” on their blogs? The summer was fantastic for getting new followers, but this last month has been dragging with getting any! Thoughts on this guys? I’d love to hear what you guys are noticing.

Alright, I’ll go start my day now. I’m going to make myself a banana smoothie and then… oh wait, just spied an Oreo. Heck with the smoothie. Have a good day lovelies!

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Autumn iPhone Wallpapers!

Happy almost-autumn everyone! This is one of my favorite seasons. The leaves changing, air becoming crisp, pumpkin-spice everything, and warm sweaters make me feel very happy and content. Perhaps because my mom has always decorated our home for autumn making it feel very warm and inviting. It makes growing up and leaving the nest a little painful. I figure I have one more autumn left where I can spend the entire season at home before I have to move out and get a big-girl job.

In honor of this lovely season, I’ve found a few iPhone wallpapers online that are freebies! Ignore the slight differences in size between them. They all worked fine on my iPhone. They vary in color and style so hopefully you find one that suits your fancy! They are linked to the website where I found them so you can properly download them onto your phone. Enjoy!

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Picnic on the Beach: Summer isn’t Over!

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There’s a few more weeks of summer left and I’m making the most of them! Picnics on the beach are where it’s at! For some of you it may be a little chilly to sport that bikini which is why I’m opting for a great transition outfit like the one above!

Wondering what to pack for a summer-fall picnic? I’ve got your list right here:

1. Seasonal fruit– think apples, pears, cranberries, and figs

2. Chicken salad sandwiches– add some cut up grapes and tiny chunks of apple and you’ve got a great sandwich there!

3. Orange infused water- Beautiful and loaded with Vitamin C for the coming virus season

4. Cheese and crackers– Pepperidge Farm makes a box with a variety of yummy crackers in it which will go great with assorted cheeses like gouda or muenster

5. Caramel corn– Buy it at the grocery store or make your own. It’s a perfect dessert for the beach because it doesn’t require anything extra to be brought with it!

Are you having a picnic for family and friends? Check out this awesome article on planning the perfect Autumn picnic!

Comment below with any suggestions you have! Share with your friends!

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Nail Colors for Autumn

cover_girl_nail_polishBrowsing through Target the other day I came upon the nail polish section! Better yet, several things were on sale! I scored a bottle of CoverGirl polish for $1.48. It was originally $4.99. Needless to say, I feel accomplished. It was my little back to school gift to myself (post coming on my back to school outfit!) As I kept looking through all the wonderful colors, I started to get a feel for what shades might be popular for the fall. It was a mix of dark colors and a few lighter ones. Personally, I’m looking forward to deep shades of red and blue.

The nail polishes I’m showing you below have NOT been filtered or altered because I didn’t want to take away from the actual color of the polish. I’ve also included nail polish in all price ranges! Essie is around $8, Loreal $6, CoverGirl $5, NYC $2, and Sinful Colors runs about $2. Leave me a comment below saying what colors you prefer!

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Bath & Body Works Scents of the Season

Just like any of other seasons, I couldn’t help but wander into Bath & Body Works to smell some of their fall scented candles. Big mistake. How do they combine the perfect imagery on the front of the candle with a fabulous smell? Their marketers are brilliant is all I can figure. As long as you put a pretty image on the front, it could smell like a skunk and I would still buy it.

Anyway, I am absolutely in love with their collection for this Autumn! I have committed not to buying any until at least the second week of September though (remember, we want to savor summer!) I talked with an employee there and she said to be on the lookout for even more new scents and soaps to spice up your home! I captured a few photos of my favorite scents to share with you! Be sure to comment and tell me your favorites or suggest new ones to try!

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