Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In & Out - January, 2012

I thought it would be fun to document the Ins & Outs of every month, whether it's personal or makeup related.

- New Vanity & Makeup Storage. The vanity table is from QVC and the drawer unit is from Ikea. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my lovely husband for helping me assemble them! I am so pleased with my new lovelies. =) Please note that my brushes do not really belong on the right side of my vanity table... I washed them and am in the process of waiting for them to dry so I can put them away.

Candles. I have never been into candles, but I've been obsessed since Bath & Body Works had their post-Christmas sales. My favorite at the moment is Fireside; it has a warm and homey scent.

Eating healthy. My husband and I decided to cut down with eating out and start eating in more often. It's healthier and less expensive.

Pandora. I purchased a yearly subscription to Pandora last May and it was (still is) worth every penny. I use this website on a daily basis at work and it keeps me sane in the office! My current favorite station is 3LW and 112; it plays a lot of music I enjoyed in junior high & high school.

- DIY Baby Shower Gifts. My husband and I went to my cousin's baby shower and I made them a DIY gift inspired by this post.

- Grey's Anatomy. In November of 2011, my close friend told me I should give Grey's Anatomy a try. She let me borrow seasons 1-6 and let me tell you something... I'm hooked! I watched Season 7 on Netflix & caught up with Season 8 on Hulu... I know it sounds like I don't have a life since I'm now caught up with such a short amount of time, but whatever... I love it!

Taking things too personally. I deal with self-obsessed, rude, and arrogant people almost everyday... and majority of the time, I let them get to me. The thing is... it'll just be me who's upset and irritated for hours - not them; nope, they're fine and dandy. In truth, these people don't mean anything to me. They're nobody in my life... so why let them bother me? I'm done with letting the little things get to me.

- Rain. The drivers who can't drive/have no common sense usually show their true colors during the rainy season. I have no problem driving to work, but I hate driving home because it's traffic hour and all the idiots cause accidents... which takes so much longer for me to get home.

Replacing my laptop's battery. My beloved MacBook Pro stopped working new year's day and after taking it to the genius bar, I found that my laptop was still in good condition, but needed a new battery. The good: My 3-year-old laptop still has a lot to give. The bad: I spent $140 for the replacement. I suppose that's better than spending $2k for a new laptop.


  1. yay great vanity and storage for your makeup
    and yay i love bbw candles, they are the greatest!

  2. I love your new storage! I myself need new storage because my set-up is all over the place now....how much was your storage system from Ikea?

    & you know what's up with 3LW & 112!! I actually have a 112 CD playing in my stereo at the moment. Haha.

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. It was $119 plus tax. I know it's kinda pricey, but the quality is amazing, plus it's beautiful! You can just tell it'll last you a long time if you build it correctly. It just looks so much more better than having those clear sterilite drawers from Target/Walmart! Here's the link if you want more info: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50192822/

      I used to have all of their albums, but I can't find them anywhere! =( Anyway, you have great taste in music (=p)... Music just isn't the same anymore.



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