Where I’d Rather Be…

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We got way too many inches of snow today.

I’d rather be back to this day last May so I decided to post a few more pictures from that lovely time as a distraction. PLEASE, WINTER, I BEG YOU TO END!!!!

Please :(

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Winter Slump / Winter Grump

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(photo via Grumpy Cat)

OK so February is behind us (thank you, GOD) … but the winter slump seems more prevalent than ever right now. I know March is often overlooked as a true winter month but boy is it proving any of those oversights wrong at the moment. Between the continued snow, ice, slush and frigid temps in the forecast and the same old routine day after day, my energy and my tolerance is decreasing more and more.

In a nutshell, I’m running low on fuel…..

To hopefully help, here are three ways I plan to beat the winter slump and winter grump while on the homestretch that is March:

  1. Plan time off. This will give me something to look forward to; whether it’s a couple of days spent exploring a new place, a new hobby or renewing my overall spirit by being away from the work force a bit. In other words, being able to do things on my own terms.
  2. Read up on and practice photography more. I’ve read through two photography books and took a beginners crash course a little over a month ago but admit I haven’t practiced much lately. I know the weather is hindering and discouraging me from doing so in a larger capacity but I want to delve into this more to boost my creative juice flow. And then share my stuff here!
  3. Set a series of goals for the next year. I know this is probably more of a January/new year’s resolution kind of thing to do than it is a March thing to do, but I didn’t have any resolutions set up or thought out for 2015. I think it’s time to sit down and think of things I want for myself and my life in the upcoming year so that I have something to work toward and keep myself motivated for.

Anyone else out there feel me on this? Spring is going to be so welcomed by this gal.

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Happy Birthday JB!

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To the best guy I know,

I hope you have the greatest birthday. You deserve every amount of happiness ever today and always. I love you and am so grateful for the past five birthdays we’ve celebrated together. Looking forward to the next hundred ones (should we be so lucky)!

You are one in five ba-zillion and I’m so happy I get to call you mine. :)

xoxoxo, Ro


Now let’s go back to that place asap ^^^ ;)

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Conquering my Fear of Red Lipstick


Following up on a couple lipstick-centered posts like this one, this one and this one – I wanted to say how I never ever thought I’d wear a primarily redder hue of color on my lips. I always associated it with dance competition and recital performances from my younger days or thought I’d resemble a clown in some awful way and just never thought I could be one of those girls who would be able to rock the red lips cooly and confidently.

Being 25 and all now… I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try amping up the lip color game a bit when it seemed natural to do so. Last weekend, I attended an engagement party (’tis the years ya’ll) and I wore a black and white outfit; prime red lip opportunity time.

I put it to the test and really liked the results! I know the lighting in the photo above makes them look a bit toned down and more pink but the color is definitely more red in person. It is called Cherries in the Snow by Revlon, btw.

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That’s me and some of my besties in a photobooth  — because there’s no way we can ever pass one of those things up.

Cheers to trying new things and taking that little chance that can make you feel like a million bucks ;)

& yay for red lips!

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