Tasty art: Gretchen Roehrs

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Happy Saturyay! As happy as I am, why does it have to be nice out when I am at work and forecast for rain on the weekend?! Anyway… still the weekend, woohoo!

A little while ago on Instagram, I came across this:

 

 

Of course my first thought was “=0!”   I have to know who this is!

I messaged the Instagrammer and found it to be:

 

 

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I think she is just brilliant and so clever. Two of my favorite things in one: food and art!

Can you imagine living in a world where everyone is made out of food?

 

 

 

 

Here is her website  and her instragram. Both, of course, fabulously decked out with ladies rocking their food.

Which is great because let’s face it, we don’t always feel like we rock our food…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel like I have dreamed of being both a cookie and a waffle before….

 

 

 

What do you all think?

 

 

Outfit of the day: Flamingo dress!

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I had to share this little Flamingo dress I scored from one of my Goodwill thrifting hauls.

Today is the first day I am wearing it since purchasing and I couldn’t be happier!

The brand is Roxy– I purchased the dress for about $6 at Goodwill and it seems to be about a $50 value. I found the dress online here.

It is a silky like fabric, making it really comfortable and flowy. You can’t tell in the pictures, but the back is open and the neckline is plunging- it will look great with a bandeau underneath and I will definitely be wearing it like that this summer-but today I wore it for work, so obviously had to wear a tank underneath.

 

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I paired it with my Vans- [I recently talked about my love for them here]

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Another thing I love about this dress is that it gets longer in the back- adding a little bit more character, as well as modesty.

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I never knew how many things you could do with Picmonkey!

 

 

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Gaming Wishlist

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So I have been slacking on the blog this week, mainly because I had my final test for my class [got an 87!] I will be finishing out the class with at least an A. Woohoo!

 

On another thankful note, I just reached 150 followers on here!

Thank you to anyone that reads what I write and follows along 🙂

 

I recently did a post about Games on the watch: Tacoma– that game is not out yet, but I wanted to write about a few games that are out and that I have been lusting over.

 

Here is my current Gaming Wishlist. When I buy these games and play them I will be sure to write about them and share my thoughts on them.

 

If you are emerged in the gaming world at all right now, you have probably seen the abundance of survival and exploration type games out right now. Personally, I have played The Long dark– and loved it. That pretty much set off my interest in finding more survival type games. If you would like to hear my experience on that game, let me know!

 

With this post- maybe I can break down a few for you that I have researched myself and watched people play online that I definitely think will be worth the buy. 

Firewatch:

 

I have been wanting this game since I watched the first Let’s play on youtube. Anyone else watch Let’s plays of games they want?

Watch the trailer here:

 

 

Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.

The year is 1989.

You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched atop a mountain, it’s your job to find smoke and keep the wilderness safe.

An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.

But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world below, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

 

Besides the intriguing and suspenseful storyline, the graphics are really realistic and beautiful to look at.

 

Along with the wilderness exploration type gameplay I find intriguing, it has some of the point, click, and exploring objects you can pick up along the way aspect that I loved so much about Gone Home and Life is Strangewhich I wrote about here. 

 

Stranded Deep:

 

 

This game has a Cast Away vibe to it. You get stranded on an island as a plane crash survivor somewhere off the Pacific Ocean.

It’s up to you from there.

Watch the trailer here:

 

I have to admit- I am a little scared of the sharks in this game. They seem to come out quite a bit from what I have seen.

 

Just like Firewatch, the graphics make the game very realistic, adding to the feeling and imagination of actually being there.

 

 

The game is so much like Cast Away, that  apparently Wilson even found his way there…

 

Homesick:

 

 

You may know if you follow my blog that I love exploring and photographing abandoned places. I have a continuing series about it on here. 

So when I found this game Homesick online, a game where the idea is to walk around an abandoned house and find out what happened [ also pretty similar to Gone Home- except, this place is actually abandoned. ] Needless to say- I was so excited.

 

Watch the trailer here:

 

Taken from Steam’s website:

Explore an abandoned building, encountering puzzles and clues as the story unfolds. You seem to have been there so long that direct sunlight is blindingly bright, at home in the serene but foreboding atmosphere. When you sleep, you are plagued by nightmares, frantically running down hallways chased by darkness, an axe in hand.

Find the remnants of the building’s inhabitants to discover who you are, what happened, and what you need to do, as you try to escape in both your nightmares and the waking world.

Homesick is a puzzle exploration mystery game with a first person perspective, in a richly detailed and atmospheric 3D environment.

 

 

 

 

This game has puzzles involved as well, which I think I would enjoy. I recently got on a Nancy Drew kick where I was playing through most of the games offered on steam, so I love a good puzzle game.

I can’t wait to delve into these games and share my experiences….!

 

Which game would you like to play?

Saturday wandering…

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Hope you all had a great weekend and Mother’s day if you celebrated.

 

Mama got a new lens! We are so excited to finally get up close to capture the full moons and other beautiful little things in life among us…after all, that’s what this blog is all about- the little things! 🙂

 

I’m pretty excited to keep getting out there…

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More to come! : )

April Favorites

April flew by so quickly and next thing I know I am watching it slowly wave at me in my rear view mirror. This whole year is really racing away!

I am a little late on this one guys….but here it is, my April faves!

 

Music:

 

I have been loving Halsey lately. You guys may have heard her on the radio with her songs “Hold me down” and “New Americana”

My personal favorite of hers is “Gasoline.” Check it out in my April Faves playlist below.

I also just think she is completely gorgeous and am enjoying seeing her versatile style…she seems to not care about defying the odds, whether it’s in the form of blue hair, short hair, or wearing men’s underwear.

 

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Here is a playlist I made of my April music faves… complete with some Halsey and some wonderful new discovers from my Discover weekly Spotify playlist.

 

 

My personal faves on this list:  Gasoline by Halsey, Rum rage by Sticky Fingers, and Tiny soldiers.

My sissy added a few of her own faves: Let it go by James Bay remix, Clap your hands by Whilk and Misky, and Tiny soldiers. Thanks, sis!

 

Instagram:

 

Pretty excited about this find here….

 

If you follow my blog, you know I am an animal lover and specifically, dog obsessed. Even more specifically, Jack Russell obsessed. [Hey babies!]

 

Alas, I came across  the instagram of Mouser Patchface:

 

The idea that I have not yet thought of making an instagram for my Jacks is crazy to me now- Mouser has over 14,000 followers and his mommy is probably making moolah off of instagram by now. Not sure…is that possible? Well anyway, if he’s not making money….he should be.

It basically just follows his little life, sometimes thought bubbles are added…

 

 

Whether he’s out eating hamburgers, walking across tables, or driving his BMW, you can expect Mouser to be having a good time and looking good while doing it.

 

Prissy Pig instagram:

 

The fact that Chelsea on Teen Mom has a pig as a pet, makes me want one even more than I already did.

 

But then I came across Prissy Pig’s instagram profile…

Yeah….enough said. Look at them! *Squish squish*

 

 

The day I can have my own mini pig dressed up in a bikini on the beach is a day that I can die happily and go to heaven. I would feel complete in this life…

 

Health, Fitness & smoothies:

 

 

I have talked about my fitness goals in my March Triumphs ; April Goals post and my smoothies in this post. I have enjoyed making health and fitness a priority in my life and it has helped in other aspects in my life as well- like anxiety and clearing up my skin.

I have never really talked about my skin on here yet, but I have had hormonal and consistent chin acne since I was about 18.

Since I started making a smoothie with fruits and greens in it every weekday morning for the past 2 months I would say- my skin has completely cleared up. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone dealing with acne- it does take more time in the morning to make a smoothie, but you could do it at night [I am just lazy]- but it is so worth it.

It just goes to show that what you put into your body really does show on the outside!

Also I have really enjoyed making yummy smoothie combinations and experimenting. I have transitioned into using less fruit and more greens and am going to start cutting the coconut almond milk I normally use with half water.

 

Alien art:

 

Because why not? I think this also has something to do with my nostalgia for the 90’s lately, like my love for chokers coming back that I talked about here. 

I found one piece of alien art and next thing I knew I was an hour deep into looking up these guys… oh well, it obviously paid off.

You have to see it to believe it!  [See what I did there?]

 

 

Also…how cool is this?!

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Just kidding! Just goodbye until my next post…. 🙂

 

What were your April favorites?

Adventures of Abandons: Part 4

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[Latest obsession-Halsey]

 

Happy May!

 

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To start off the springy month, I bring you another part of my Abandons adventures series.

 

It was a dreary Sunday outside and the perfect day to explore around a creepy old house.

 

This is one of my favorite posts to do and it’s been awhile since I have done one- if you want to see my last one of the old circus train, check it out here.

 

So- I pass this house all the time. And as usual, I wonder it’s story and the people who occupied it.

 

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The vines tell the time of when there was last someone taking care of this house…

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Someone is clearly squatting here and you could easily see inside…

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I tried to research the house online online but didn’t have any luck…