November 17th marked the twelveth year of me and Aaron's first date. We actually both still celebrate the 17th every month like we're still in high school cuz we're silly like that. *^__^*
Aaron surprised me after we got off work by taking me to this new place that opened recently, Fire Artisan Pizza, and we had a lovely time. This place is way too hip and trendy looking/feeling for our area (which was actually really nice), and they played nothing by indy music that made us feel really nastalgic: Modest Mouse, Death Cab, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes... it was like we were 22 again, haha!
One of our all time favorite bands, Nine Inch Nails, was playing in Portland on November 18th~ so we decided to take a little anniversary day trip. Portland is our number one city to see shows in, and since it's only 3 1/3-ish hours away, we were able to get away from the store for the day to go see the show.
We LOVE road trips and day trips! Rocking out to fun music in the car, singing like we're up on our own stage, laughing, and taking pictures the whole way~ it's just wonderful!
I have this unexplainable love for windmills. Don't know why, but I just do. On the way to Portland, there are a few portions of the high way that have hundreds of windmills. They're kinda hard to photograph cuz they're a ways off the highway, but Aaron was able to snap me one awesome pic.
Half way to Portland we stopped in Hood River and had lunch at Full Sail Brewery. As expected, lunch was great!
After lunch we headed straight to the venue in Portland, and ended up being numbers 29 and 30 in line!
This meant we were able to get ON. THE. RAIL!!
Never before had we been so close to a band at a concert! It was sooooo coool! That's actually an understatement.
OHMYGOSH IT'S SO INSAINLY AWESOME!!!
Nine Inch Nails is known for putting on quite a visual performance, so after a few songs we moved back a bit so we could get a better view of the entire stage. Also, we aren't as young as we used to be and we could only handle so much of people getting overly excited and pushing... Aaron is the perfect gentleman and shield for me. ♥♥♥
The performance was excellent, the light show was fun, the new female soul backup vocalists were mindblowingly awesome, and we were treated to four songs we had never heard live before!
While Nine Inch Nails are known for their rocking, they have some of the most beautiful quite instrumental music I have ever heard in my life. In fact, my most fave song ever is by them and is the first song our baby heard when we put headphones to my belly:
So overall, we had a ball spending so much quality time together yesterday! We got home at 2:30 in the morning, so it was a long day, but totally worth it. We'd do it again in a heartbeat if we could!
Happy Thursday everyone! How is your week going? I hope it's going by swimmingly! Fall is here and I LOVE it! The red/orange/yellow leaves everywhere, the crisp air, the smell of fires in chimney's, pumpkin and cinnamon scented everything... it's just wonderful!
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A quick blurb about me: I have been blogging on and off for 10 years now, my 144th month anniversary with my husband is on November 17th, we're expecting our first baby in April, we own a little shop called Sunken Treasures Games, I knit, love Japanese pop music, have traveled to Japan four times, constantly on Twitter and Instagram, enjoy astrophysics and wrestling, and am smitten with my cat. A long blurb about me can be found here. *^_^*
One thing I used to post a lot on my blog was makeup tutorials. Colorful and fun eye shadow combinations are a fave of mine. I'm a no-hassle sort of gal so I don't like my routine to take forever, so I post quick and easy picture tutorials for looks I wear. The following is a tutorial for the eye shadow look I've been wearing every day for about a week now~ it takes me a whole minute I think to do it. I think I'll start posting more of these again. d^___^b
Pinky beige/Blue/Gray Eye Shadow
No eye shadow to eye shadow.
First off, I use brown eyeliner and mascara, and they are perfect in my opinion~ they give you a bold, dark color without that blaring black look. If you have dark or naturally thick/long eyelashes, brown really helps prevent that "tarantula" look around your eyes. If you have lighter colored or thin/short eyelashes, brown helps give the illusion of naturally full lashes without a harsh contrasting black eye. If you've never tried brown I highly recommend it! The Maybelline mascara I use was on sale at Fred Meyers last time I was there.
The products I use in this tutorial: a misc eye shadow palette from Walgreens (w/pinky beige [A], bright navy blue [B], and a silvery dark gray [C]), Avon Glimmerstick Diamonds eyeliner in brown sugar, Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Smoky Eyes in Scorching Brown.
Add the A to just your eye lids and then along the outer half under your eye.
With B, line the outer third to half of your eye, starting thick on the outside and quickly thinning out at an angle. You maybe need to do this a couple times to get a slightly bold color. Next add just a baby bit to the outer corner of your bottom lash line. Just enough to add some color, don't totally line your eye.
Then take the eyeliner and line the outer third of your upper lash line and the outer eighth to fourth of your bottom lash line.
Now take C and carefully go over just the areas you used eyeliner. As for mascara, I only do the outer half of my upper lashes and outer third of my bottom lashes in an "up and out" sort of motion (starting by going up but then out towards the sides of my face). I feel like it fans out my lashes better.
There we go! Super easy and pretty look that takes no time at all!
In other excited news~ I finished a knitting project last night. It's a Sharo Cowl made with some hand dyed & spun wool I was given as gift. It reminds me of Fruit Loops lol!
Cowls have been my favorite accessory this fall so far. They work with just about everything I wear and keep me snuggly warm. If you follow me on IG I think I'm wearing a cowl in just about every pic for the last week or so hehe!
Yesterday I had the entire day off. It was glorious!
Being a business owner means my time off belongs to the store if the store needs it. So I relish the moments I have at home when and don't have to worry or think about the store. Aaron had the day covered, so I got to stay at home. In pajamas. Knitting and watching movies. It was a much needed mental and body rest day.
While I spent the majority day lounging, I was still fairly productive. I started knitting a hat for my friend Cody who made my new blog header (thanks again Cody!), ate multiple bowls of cereal, got 100% of clothes washed, dried, and folded, and watch Hellboy 1 & 2 AND a Lupin the Third movie.
I took the opportunity to go through all of my clothes. Every. single. piece. and separated out the clothes that don't fit me anymore. All the cute little fitted tee's and skinny jeans were starting to make getting ready in the morning hard, so I wanted them out of my drawers and closet. Two big bags and one suitcase later (jeez!!!) all the clothes I stare at each morning are now only the items that will fit over my growing belly.
Did I mention next week we get to schedule the ultrasound to see what gender our baby is?!?!?! AHHH!!!
I cannot tell you how much I love it when Aaron photobombs my impromptu photo shoots at the store. Love it love it love it! He's such a funny guy and makes me laugh from the bottom of my heart. Blessed~ I am so blessed to have him as my husband.
My favorite shirt, our store's mascot Seilah Barbossa, still fits me! Yay! For now anyways...
Can you tell I was feeling a bit feisty that day? $1 fashion glasses from Target and a fishtail braid pinned back. BAM! Watch out world!! Hehehe!
Speaking of the world, I'm pretty sure everyone in the world stopped by my store today. We were constantly busy the majority of the day. Tons of people buying and selling tons of stuff, our 5th arcade cabinet was delivered and installed, and a customer had a birthday party here. Good busy!
It's three minutes until I close the store, but I'll be here until the wee hours of the night cuz we're hosting a LAN party with our friends from high school. I'm armed with a Subway sandwich, an iced coffee, and a change of clothes with slippers so I'll be set!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Take care!!
This morning I felt my baby rolling around. Before this it's just been little kicks and flutters, all side to side. This was up to down... up to down...
Next Tuesday we get to schedule our ultrasound to see what gender our baby is. SO EXCITED! Then I'll be able to start knit baby hats, clothes, and blankets, buy stuff for the baby area, paint... the works! My dad is really into wood working so he's going to make my baby bed. Time for me to start planning the baby area. Yay!
Another thing that is super nice, is that the person in front of us at Starbucks today paid for my drink. How wonderful is that? The whole "pay it forward" thing is really great!
There is quite a bit of stuff going on in other news in life (all of the stressful variety) but you know what? It's all good. Aaron and I have each other and we have an awesome support group, so I'm not going to worry too much about it, and focus on the awesomeness life has to offer. We are so blessed!!