TTT: My Most Recent Adds To My TBR

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Truth is I haven’t been going on my big book shopping hauls since I found out I was pregnant. So my TBR list is still the same with no add-ons to the list. With that being said I thought I could share with you all how I choose my next TBR book to read and what’s currently in my TBR list still since I haven’t added any new books to my bookshelf.

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TBR Jar

This is my TBR jar for books that I still need to read. What I do is I get a piece of paper and write down the title and the authors name on the paper and fold it up and add it to the jar. I recently started doing this for this year, Instead of staring at my shelf and trying to decide what to read next I just select a piece of paper at random. It’s a new fun way for me to pick my next book to read. I currently have 52 books on my TBR list and hoping to finish one book a week. I would like to select a new book every Thursday (That’s if I stick to my reading schedule)

Since I have 52 books on my TBR list I will share the top 5 books I’m really looking forward and finally finishing this year.

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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Shadow And Bone By Leigh Bardugo

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning 

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

Well, I’m gonna leave it at that and get as much reading done as possible. Thanks so much all and look forward to seeing your recent books added to your TBR.

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Let’s Talk About Twitch

Hello, Welcome! Since I have not been working I spend most of my days reading my book at night and playing COD Black Ops 4 Zombies by day. I’m addicted to zombie mode thru out the COD Black Ops games. I guess you can call me a zombie slayer. The new zombie mode with Black Ops 4 is my favorite, yes I love the original zombie game mode from the first Black Ops but this game mode has a lot of new features in it that keeps me going and wanting to always better myself and be better than my man!

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This is how I get down on some Zombie Slaying

One thing I learned while I was playing online was this guy in my game was talking to “others” and talking to the group that was in the game. After a couple of days playing online with him and learning the Easter Egg hunt, I asked him what is he doing…Sometimes I would get confused if he was talking to us in the game since we are supposed to work as a team in zombies for the Easter egg hunt and he said “Ohh don’t mind me I’m talking in my chat” well I was curious and that’s how I learned about Twitch for the first time and when I say for the first time like actually understanding what it is.

I always wanted my best friend to play with me on zombies but she is all about computer games, I mean really into computer games and my man likes to play zombies with me along with his friends but my actual girlfriends don’t play video games so I thought what a great way to meet others who also like the same game as me and learn from others how to play games and such.

But here is the thing I love to play video games I always have but the streaming setup is a bit confusing for me. I watch tons of videos on Youtube on how to set up and I think to have it down now but I have one question and that is the microphone, I am going to stream on my ps4 and was wondering do I need to purchase a USB microphone so the chat in Twitch can hear me better when I talk or can I use the playing headset that I have always used? But then if I could use that gamer headset how does my party in the game hear me too?

I guess I just need an experience ps4 streamer to walk me thru this process because it can get a little confusing for a first timer. So if you are a Twitch streamer or know any advice please let me know, Would really appreciate it.

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18 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hello, Welcome! Another week is here for me and now I am 18 weeks pregnant. I swear time goes by so fast, seriously I feel like it was just October when I found out I was expecting. I’m not complaining! I am looking forward to meeting my daughter for the first time and constantly think about it all day every day.

Tomorrow I have my doctors appointment which I always look forward to going. I have an Ultrasound schedule which is always the best so you can see what the little nugget is doing in there. When I leave the doctors I feel like I won a soccer match for the championships! I hear the good news that my baby girl is healthy and she’s active and everything is on point, so I leave very happy and positive but I’m telling you once a week goes by and you have 4 weeks until your next doctor visit I start to worry a little, at least for these past weeks because I don’t feel pregnant at all!

This week I do feel a little bit bigger, having a hard time getting up from laying down. I have severe acid reflux and heartburn this week so drinking more milk than ever right now is a must for me. In the past few days my left hand inside my palm I feel a tingling feeling that will last 10 seconds then the feeling will go away, something I will bring up with the doctor tomorrow.

Sleeping has been good to me, the dreams, on the other hand, are still wild but I’m loving it, it’s like an adventure for me when I go to sleep. I have been sleeping on my sides in a fetal position which I have always slept like that before I was pregnant. I do feel like I have been eating a little more food so I can’t wait to find out how much I weigh when I go in, its always a guessing game between me and my man.

Today I was looking into pregnancy yoga classes, First let me say I was never into going to the gym or yoga for that matter but I feel like I need to join some sort of activity for myself since all I do right now is sit at home blog, read, play video games, try something new with my makeup, I mean you get it all I’m doing is sitting around and I need some sort of class that is healthy for me and this baby girl preferably indoors since its cold outside!

Food Cravings!

  • Corn
  • Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Black Raspberries

Well, I’m gonna go make some lunch and thanks for taking the time to read this.

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TTT: Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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It’s been a while since I last did a Top Ten Tuesday, and I really miss doing this. Very excited to get back into it and look forward to looking at everyone else’s Top Ten Tuesday post.

Last year was amazing for me. I moved into a beautiful apartment that is down the street from my mother’s house and love that there is a movie theatre across the street from me. I also was working a pretty good job but the hours were horrible for me where it was hard to find time to read after work without getting so tired and of course I found out that I am expecting my first child.

With getting sidetracked there were some amazing books that I didn’t get the opportunity to read last year so here is my list of books from 2018 I meant to read but didn’t get to.

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

I really can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I got this right when it came out and have yet to read this. This is definitely on my top TBR list and my next read after I finish my current read.

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Have any of you read these lovely books? Let me know what your thoughts are.

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Too Faced Makeup Haul

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Hello, Welcome! I had a very interesting day today. I have been waiting for a month for this day to come! Today my local Ulta Beauty store had Too Faced makeup artist doing makeup sesh and where you buy a Too Faced product you get a free gift that was a Too Faced product. I’m a huge fan of Too Faced products, actually, it is my number one makeup brand I use.

I first got into Too Faced when I was in junior high school and always loved it but as I got older I tried other brands but always end up going back to Too Faced. With that being said I was very stoked for today and here are all my Too Faced goodies I was able to get my hands on today.

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Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

This is the all-time best face primer. This Hangover Face Primer is infused with coconut water, probiotic-based ingredient, and Skin Revivers.

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I am new to using this foundation. Today when getting my makeup done I couldn’t believe the results afterward. I thought there was hardly anything on my face. When I use foundation I really put it on my face for full coverage and this foundation does it for me without having to use a lot of product and it’s oil free!. This foundation is infused with coconut Water, Alpine Rose which helps empower skin’s health, and Hyaluronic Acid which gives a smoother more youthful appearance. But for me when it comes to my foundation what I look for is Hydration, and with this brand, they infused the product with coconut water so that’s a win-win for me!

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Too Faced Born This Way Concealer 

Just like Born This Way foundation with the same infused ingredients and being oil free, this is a magic wand for me. Made a huge difference on my face.

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Too Faced Tutti Frutti It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder

The moment I been waiting for! I have been wanting to get my hands on this since it came out. Not only does it smell like bananas but the package itself and everything about this I love. I’m a HUGE fan of bananas, bananas socks, banana ice cream, you get it!

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Too Faced Milk Chocolate Matte Bronzer

This makes you want to eat this! Smells just like chocolate. I just started to get into bronzer and so far so good. I like how it sits on the face and it gives a natural look.

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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Pressed Powder

I was told by the makeup artist to try this one out rather than the original one I picked out and we tested this bad boy on my face and the results are pretty good.

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Gifts with purchase

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Pops, who always has to investigate what I’m doing with the camera

Are you a Too Faced fanatic too? What brands are your favorite?

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Being 17 Weeks Pregnant Update

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My crazy American Bully Pops who was investigating on what I was up to while taking photos for this post. 

Hello, Welcome! This week I am 17 weeks pregnant and not a whole lot has changed for this week. I feel like I’m not even pregnant. There are mornings I wake up and have to look down to see if my bump is still there and of course it still is. I woke up early morning a little worry because all my symptoms are gone. I didn’t even know that you can have a “free day” of not feeling anything like tiredness or feeling lower back pains.

Later that day that I wasn’t feeling pregnant I went Putt-Putt golfing with the family for my Aunt Nicky’s birthday and after the game I felt everything again which is a relief for me since I rather feel everything, its like a reassuring thing for me that my body is changing for the little one and everything is okay.

The bump is getting bigger and holy cow it’s so weird to see my body going thru this change for the first time. Going to the bathroom is a must all the time and eating everything possible. One thing this week that has got me is these wild dreams and when I say wild I’m talking about running around like a zombie slayer whopping ass! I had a couple dreams slaying zombies due to my obsession playing COD Black Ops 4.

Food cravings for this week!

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Butterscotch dip vanilla Ice Cream From Dairy Queen

Thanks, everyone and catch my next week update!

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Being 16 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hello, Welcome! Today is my 16-weeks pregnant update. A few things to mention with you all, I am pregnant with my first child with my boyfriend of 10 years. We are expecting a baby girl who will be here on June 22 this summer. I’m over here taking notes and reading tons of information as I have no idea what to expect. One thing I do know is that I’m going to be a mother and there is nothing I can express truly how excited I am to have a mini-me taking over the household.

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Every Saturday when I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is walk over to my bookshelf and grab my book called Your Pregnancy Week By Week. Every Saturday is adding another week to my pregnancy, therefore, I sit down with a glass of milk and start reading the new week that I am and what to expect.

Trust me, if you are a new mother to be this book is everything. I was originally Googling everything I felt and experience and doing that just scared me, the things I was reading was a little crazy and making me nervous for no reason when there is nothing wrong in the first place.

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With that being said I feel a lot better once I hit the second trimester. I have tons more energy now and enjoy waking up early in the morning and going to bed early at night. I was never the one to get up early in the morning but ever since I am pregnant I have this wonderful sleep schedule right now (Been told not to get used to it, once the baby is here that will be all messed up)

Few things I noticed have changed and one of them is my baby bump. Of course, it’s getting bigger but I mean I’m having a bit of a hard time when I put some pants on or pick something up from the floor the belly is starting to get in the way meaning that the belly is no more squishy like feeling and more solid and I feel something like the baby is sitting on my bladder maybe? I don’t know but it’s a new feeling that I’m experiencing this week.

Another thing that is new this week is I’m starting to break out on my jawline and under my chin. I have a routine where I wash my face morning and night but from my reading, this is totally normal for pregnant women to experience, just a bummer!

Food Cravings for this week!

  • Cinnabon
  • Kettle popcorn
  • Mashed Potatoes

 

That’s a wrap! Thank you all! Catch my pregnancy update post every Wednesday!

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