Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

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What we’re reading:

The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

So this book was highly recommended and loaned to me by a close friend of mine.

I think it’s very important where you’re friends with someone or potentially dating someone, to read their favorite book. Read their favorite book, listen to their favorite song, watch their favorite movie. All these things will say a lot about a person.

Synopsis:

A young boy by the name of Ludlow Fitch is on a journey to escape a most heinous and terrible past. He’s eager to start a new life in an isolated village as an assistant to mysterious man who trades people’s secrets for money. Ludlow’s job will be to record these secrets in The Black Book of Secrets. However what Fitch’s new mentor might not be aware of is that Fitch himself may be the one who has the darkest of secrets.

 

So far, the novel’s style of writing is reminding me of similar in that of H.P. Lovercraft. I can’t wait to explore this village, and the secrets that Ludlow Fitch has learned.

Until next time,

Chloe

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Music Monday

Music Monday

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Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

THIS HAS BEEN MY JAM ALL WEEK.

I absolutely love it, I listen to it at the gym, when I’m driving to or from work.

I love that it tells a little story about young love; I feel like one of the biggest problems with music nowadays is that none of these songs tell a story like they used to back in the day.

AND.

I just got a tattoo on my shoulder so whenever that line comes up, “bite that tattoo on your shoulder,” I feel like it’s a personal shout out to me, even thought it’s not at all.

I hope you all had a wonderful Monday.

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Until next time,

Chloe.

Music Monday 

Music Monday


Saw It Coming by G-Eazy

For this week’s music Monday I’m obviously going to have to choose Saw It Coming by G-eazy. 

If you guys haven’t noticed I’m obviously a very big fan of his. I first heard of him when he was just starting out and I really enjoy his music. 

This is from the new Ghostbusters adaptation, but I already think it’s going to be a fun Halloween song once fall finally rolls around.

This song is also safe for work so have fun with this one!
Until next time,

 Chloe

Etsy Sunday 

Etsy Sunday


I am so excited about this weeks Etsy Sunday because I had recently received a package from one of my really good friends who lives in Belgium and she had just taken a road trip earlier this summer through Europe. While she was on this journey she got me beads from all these wonderfully charming little places in Italy and Greece and I am so excited to add these new additions to my Etsy shop because they all have a wonderful story behind them that I can’t wait to share with you. 

I have new beads for my men’s section as well as my women’s section and I can’t wait to start making them and advertising them for you all because I think they’re very worldly and there’s definitely new designs that I’ve not had before so this is very very exciting.

Stay tuned for more updates about these bracelets. 

Until next time,

 Chloe

Saturday Chat

Saturday Chats


So for this week’s Saturday chat I just wanted to talk about how I got a tattoo recently. It was my first tattoo and I’m absolutely in love with it. 

It was something I have definitely considered about for a while but I was happy that I finally got it done. Overall I had a very pleasant experience.

 If you guys are ever considering to get a tattoo I would say definitely bring a friend and helps if you have the moral support I had another fellow blogger with me Jazmine and it was really awesome to have her there. 

The tattoo didn’t take more than five minutes it didn’t really hurt too bad but then again I did get a small one. The tattoo artist told me that it would just feel like a bee sting and since I’ve never been stung by a bee I don’t know exactly what that feels like but personally I thought it felt like getting a shot and so it was like being injected with a needle and just kind of having the need move around in your skin. So it was uncomfortable but it wasn’t unbearable.

Make sure that you’re very open with your tattoo artist and tell them what you want exactly. Also don’t be afraid to tell them that you’re uncomfortable because they want you to feel relaxed about the whole situation. 

The guy who did my tattoo was very considerate and asked me if I needed a break at any point.

 It was an overall a pretty fun experience, it wasn’t nearly as painful as I thought it was going to be.

Another tip one of my coworker shared with me is if you’re considering on getting a tattoo get the picture of that tattoo as your wallpaper and keep it as your wallpaper for a month and if you still like it after that month is up then get it because you will be used to seeing it every day.
Until next time,

Chloe 

Photo Diaries: Wallingford, WA.

Photo Diaries


This photo diary is from my day trip to the wonderful area known as Wallingford. Above are pictures featured of my favorite parts of this charming little area. So let’s talked a little tour, shall we?

Top Left: TnT Taqueria

By far some of THE best tacos I have ever had! A charming, colorful little taco shack wtih extremely friendly service. My food was delivered in about 10-15 minutes. If you ever find yourself in Wallingford, TnT Taqueria is the place you need to go for a quick bite to eat.
Top Middle: Golden Oldies Record Shop

Okay, seriously this music shop is bad. ass. Golden Oldies has been in business for over forty years and is a must see for any music lover. I got about three Dean Martin records for eleven dollars.  One of my favorite places in Washington by far. The mural in the top right and the mural of The Beatle’s Abbey Road are painted on the sides of the record store.

Bottom Left & Right: Some of the best parts about Wallingford are the fantastic murals. This is a spunky, quirky little city where each place offers something different and original.

I believe a full day, and a little part of the evening is the perfect amount of time to spend here. You can walk around the city and check out the shops, but then by night enjoy the bar scene.

Until our next adventure,

Chloe.

Ranting & Raving: Finding Your Happy Place

Ranting & Raving


Hello everyone, today I wanted to talk about finding your happy place, and why it’s so important.

So last night, I had a wonderful girls night out at this little French restaurant and it inspired me to write this post. My friend and I were talking about how happy we are now that we’re both in Seattle. And I was sitting there, just thinking about how happy I really am. Over the past two years, I had been in a dark place. I lost sight of who I was, and had stopped putting myself first. It’s crazy to see how wonderful my life has become in just a short three months.

So this post is for all of you who have lost sight of yourselves. I’m here to tell you that it does get better, that nothing is permanent. I am so incredibly proud of myself for being so brave and strong and for accomplishing all that I have in such a short time. I’m not the same person I was three months ago, I’ve improved. Change is a good thing.  I’ve surrounded myself with people who love and support me with every endeavor I do.

If there’s one major thing that I’ve learned, it’s that you must  create close bonds with people, with friends and family. I constantly keep in touch with my family, even if it’s just to talk about something dumb that happened at a coffee shop earlier that week it’s still great to tell them that I love them and that they’re always in my thoughts. As for friends, I’ve met people who have been nothing short of incredible. These people have been so welcoming and friendly, treating me as if they’ve known me their whole life.

So as I’m sitting here, in this charming French restaurant, I think of all of you, wanting you to find your happy place. I’m with a friend of I’ve known for years, in one of my favorite environments and I think to myself, “wow.” I’m surrounded by laughter, twinkly lights, and a gorgeous view of downtown Seattle. 

Everyone needs to and deserves to feel this happy. I keep telling everyone that this is the happiest I have ever been in my life. I want to share this feeling with everyone. If I could tell you exactly what you need to do in order to be at your best and happiest, I would. But it’s different for everyone. So here’s what I will say:  Go on adventures,  smile more, laugh more, be kind to each other, throw all your fears away because they’re only holding you  back.  Cut ties with people who only poison your soul. If they don’t change your life for the better or bring anything good for you, you have to let go. It might be hard, but in these circumstances you need to be selfish. This is your time to shine babe. No one should have the power to hold you back. Be free, be young. Live your life. The oppportunites are endless once you realize your value. You are worth more than you know, more than you think. Believe that you deserve the best, because it’s true. There’s a saying that says your vibe attracts your tribe and it’s so true! The longer you live a life where you feel unhappy, stuck or lost, the longer you’ll have to deal with people that won’t help push you forwards. Live your passions! Do everything you’ve always wanted, the world is your oyster.
Make a change.

Until next time,

Chloe.

Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

What we’re reading:

Leonardo Mendoza, words.for.her, “Heart”

If you’re not following words.for.her on Instagram yet, I suggest you do so immediately.

The #WordsForHer Movement is a focus on female encouragement, in poetic form. The book promoting this movement is free and easily downloadable to any smartphone or tablet.

As many of  you know, female encouragement and support are very important to me. We spend a lot of our lives competing with each other, trying to be better then the other, or trying to drag each other down, maybe subconsciously. This isn’t entirely our fault though. At a young age,  peer pressure and meeting societal standards are two evils that take over our minds. They brainwash us and attempt to form judgements fro us rather then having us be our in independent selves. I think that’s the biggest issue of this generation for women. There isn’t much of a focus on unity. Sure, there are some campaigns that attempt to change the way we are as women when it comes to not loving one another. So why are these campaigns not really working? I think it’s because people set too high of standards, expecting issues to resolve over night.

It sounds cheesy but honestly, all you have to do is be kind to one another. I mean, if Ellen Degeneres says it then it must be true right? I understand that realistically, there’s always going to be people in this world that we don’t get along with, and that’s okay! Anytime I can, I always give compliments, always smile my biggest and brightest, and just spread some love! Honestly, what bad is going to come from being kind and smiling? Smiles are contagious!

Be kind, throw that shit around like glitter.

And don’t forget to download a free copy of words.for.her.

Until next time,

Chloe

Music Monday

Music Monday


Home Alone by Ansel Elgort

In case you needed yet another reason to swoon over Ansel Elgort, I give you his latest single, Home Alone. This dance track is great for when you need to get work done, or if you just need to bust a move. I listen to it when I’m getting ready for the day, when I’m driving around town, or when I’m finally at the end of a shift.

Yes, the beat itself is very catchy, but what really draws me to this track is Elgort’s silky smooth vocals. You’re not just listening to another auto tuned robot, his voice is seriously beautiful. The song was released not even a week ago and is already topping the charts.

Besides being adorably charming, Elgort is best known for his roles in The Fault in Our Stores and The Divergent Series.

Keep on making music man, cause we’re loving it!

You can listen to his song here.

Until next time,

Chloe

Etsy Sunday

Etsy Sunday

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Happy Etsy Sunday!

I finally purchased a bracelet stand for all my lovely little creations and to be completely honest it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made.

I love that I can finally display all my bracelets like this, don’t they look beautiful?

I found a new craft store up here in Washington so I’ve been making trips over there to explore when I can. There’s one thing I really love about craft stores which is also the exact same reason why people don’t like craft stores. Recently when I’ve been going into said craft stores, I notice that they already have designated Halloween and Christmas sections.

A lot people will argue that it’s way too soon, but it’s not. And you want to know why? Because these big corporate craft stores sole purpose is to provide the materials needed for people who run businesses whether it be Etsy or something else. We start crafting and creating early for the upcoming holidays and seasons because that’s how it’s done in all arts; movies, tv, fashion, etc. These big wigs are working on products much further in advance then people realize.

And you know what else? It gets me so excited! I start designing and crafting product for the upcoming seasons. Obviously with that being said, I am already working on product for the fall/winter season.

If you have an requests or suggestion for my shop feel  free to let me know!

You can check out my shop on Etsy here.

Until next time,

Chloe