This is an idea that’s been kicking about in my head for a while and I’m so happy that I finally get to share it with you! Makeup by Muse is going to be a thread that, hopefully, has something for everyone. I wanted to do bookish inspired makeup looks, whether it’s a character, a scene, a cover, or even an adaptation that inspired me. … More Makeup by Muse: Gryffindor
I haven’t been feeling overly creative this past week, so I wanted to go for something a little different. I wanted to talk about something I’ve learned from watching all of the dogs I’ve owned in my lifetime: learn to be uncomfortable. … More What Dogs Have Taught Me: Learn to be Uncomfortable
To celebrate turning 25 I wanted to share 25 life lessons as told by books. A lot of these quotes are from my all-time favorites, and others are from books I’ve read in the past year since finding my way back to reading. I’ve explained a little about the lesson in each quote, but some of the quotes just simply speak for themselves. Either way, there’s (hopefully) wisdom to be imparted, so get reading! … More 25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years, as Told by Books
Caraval is the story of two sisters, desperate to get away from their cruel father’s rotten-plummy stench. The sisters find themselves swept up in the magic of Caraval. Only the novelty quickly wears off for Scarlet as the stakes of the game are raised and she finds herself in a game of depravity and wits—of which she seems to have neither—that she must win, or face the dire consequences. … More Not-a-Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
In case you’re in the market for names that you can actually choose, here are twelve pet names inspired by Harry Potter, in no particular order, ranging from the seemingly normal (unless your love for Harry Potter is as deep as mine) to the outrageous. I conjured most of these with dogs in mind because, well, I own dogs. But some of the names in the list, if not most, could definitely work for any animal! … More Dog Names Inspired by Harry Potter
Hi friends! I’m very happy to say that I have been braces free for two full days now! My teeth are no longer prisoners and I’m free to eat whatever I please! And just in time for s’mores season… mmhrm ahem um… I mean Summer… *shifty eyes*. … More Beast & Beauty—Otherwise Known as: Braces & Lipstick
Another book brought to my attention by a movie trailer. What do you expect from a recovering TV addict?
The Zookeeper’s Wife is about Jan Zabinski, director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife, Antonina. The book depicts, from Antonina’s POV, their bravery, compassion, empathy, and outright heroism, towards both animal and human alike, during the Second World War. … More Not-a-Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
This is Tala. Short, stumpy, and 100% duntzy doggo. She came to our family six months ago, after her mother stopped nursing her and her siblings. The early separation from mom made for a pretty anxious, equally cuddly, pup. At just 5 lbs, she was the runt of the litter. But who’s really surprised by that? I mean, look at her. … More Meet Tala!
I’ve been a subscriber to FabFitFun for over a year now and I have loved EVERY SINGLE product that I’ve gotten. I’ve even gone so far as to repurchase some. So I’ve decided to give you guys a list of my Spring Hits! The Summer box will be shipping soon, and you can actually get every single one of these hits as an add-on if you’re subscribed! … More fabfitfun Spring 2017 Hits
I’ll admit it, the only reason I knew that this book even existed was because I saw the movie trailer… and immediately went to amazon to order it. I mean, who doesn’t want to read something with Emma Watson’s stamp of approval. … More Not-a-Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers
If I wanted to go out and buy a book I usually have to drive at least an hour away, and that’s just to get to a used bookstore. The closest Indigo bookstore is a 3 hour drive away. Yeah, I know, books are sold in chain and grocery stores, but unless you’re into harlequin romance or you want to read what was on the best seller list two years ago, you’re not getting much in my town. You might get lucky. I usually don’t. … More Spring Book Haul
Welcome to my hopefully-not-a-trainwreck attempt at blogging! The name I use for writing is Jessica Poer. It’s not a drastic change from my real name, just a tiny tweak to make it a smidge less generic. I’m an almost (might-as-well-say-it-now) 20-something year old living in the middle-of-nowhere in Canada. I’m an avid reader (rediscovering the avid), a makeup enthusiast, a fit-ish girl, a dog mom of three, and an aspiring author. … More Hi Friends! Intro + My CR & TBR List