• A - Artsy
  • B - Book lover
  • C - Creative
  • D - Domestic goddess
  • E - Easily amused
  • F - Fearful
  • G - Grateful for little things
  • H - Helpful
  • I - Introverted
  • J - Jumpy
  • K - Kindhearted
  • L - Listener
  • M - Mealymouthed
  • N - Nature lover
  • O - Overemotional
  • P - Peculiar
  • Q - Quiet
  • R - Real
  • S - Storm lover
  • T - Traveller
  • U - Understanding
may 2 2017 ∞
may 2 2017 +
  • use resusable shopping bags
  • compost all food scraps
  • recycle everything
  • upcycle things to be useful again
  • walk whenever possible
  • carpool or take public transit
  • use a clothesline instead of a dryer
  • replace all light bulbs with CFLs
  • turn down the heat/ac at night
  • unplug devices/chargers when not in use
  • turn lights off when not in use
  • shorter showers and no baths
  • buy used whenever possible (thrift shops)
  • buy food local whenever possible (farm shops, farmers' markets)
  • install solar panels
  • buy appliances with the energy star label
  • re-insulate
  • keep closets closed so they don't get hea...
oct 1 2016 ∞
mar 20 2017 +

assorted

  • colour: pink
  • season: autumn
  • holiday: christmas
  • month: october
  • animal: caribou/reindeer
  • mythical animal: unicorn

foods

  • burgers
  • onion rings
  • mashed potatoes
  • chili
  • tikka masala
  • hubby's mint/chili mushy peas
  • liat's special pasta

drinks

  • regular tea with milk
  • starbucks green tea latte
  • pumpkin spice latte
oct 1 2016 ∞
oct 2 2016 +
  • boysenberry
  • banana cream
  • bumbleberry
  • blackberry
  • peanut butter
  • banoffee
  • chess
  • peach
  • chiffon
  • raspberry
  • mince
  • sweet potato
  • shoofly
  • lemon meringue
  • coconut cream
  • key lime
  • blueberry
  • cherry
  • strawberry rhubarb
  • pumpkin
  • pecan
oct 1 2016 ∞
jan 11 2017 +
  • 1. cloudy days
  • 2. brass and violin music
  • 3. flamingoes
  • 4. messenger bags
  • 5. owning physical books
  • 6. the smell of diesel
  • 7. the sound of airplanes
  • 8. animals
  • 9. unusual papers to draw on
  • 10. milkshakes
  • 11. pink everything
  • 12. cheap or free shipping
  • 13. cinnamon
  • 14. being drunk on life
  • 15. anime north
  • 16. nesting dolls
  • 17. unusual salt and pepper shakers
  • 18. organizing stuff
  • 19. gift art
  • 20. white christmas trees with coloured lights
sep 24 2016 ∞
sep 24 2016 +
  • loads of creamy mash
  • cornbread
  • garlic bread
  • hamburger soup (best friend's mom makes this)
  • "special pasta" (best friend makes this)
  • mac & cheese
  • my chili
  • anything with peanut butter
apr 26 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

Stuff I've Done

  • gardening
  • smash books
  • breadmaking
  • jewellery making
  • sculpting with polymer or fimo clay
  • painting = acrylics
  • embroidery
  • customizing dolls

Stuff I'm Doing

  • digital scrapbooking
  • crochet
  • Photoshop
  • another language
  • cooking/baking
  • painting = watercolours
  • swimming

Stuff I've Never Done

  • crochet broomstick lace
apr 21 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +
  • a long, pampering shower or bath
  • tea
  • watching a will ferrell movie
  • family guy marathon
  • going for a walk
  • cuddling
  • talking with my friends
  • comforting dinner like special pasta
  • kitty therapy
  • sleep
  • organizing my belongings
  • making lists
  • cleaning
  • writing
  • art
  • playing games
  • using adult colouring books
apr 21 2016 ∞
mar 21 2017 +
  • Three names you go by:
    • Mary
    • Murreh
    • Mare-Bear
  • Three physical things you like about yourself:
    • My eyes
    • My neck (when I'm not overweight, anyway)
    • My leg shape
  • Three physical things you dislike about yourself:
    • My voice
    • My double chin
    • My breasts
  • Three parts of your heritage:
    • English
apr 19 2016 ∞
apr 19 2016 +
  • 01 | the number of christenings I have attended
  • 02 | the number of weddings I have attended
  • 02 | the number of funerals I have attended
  • 02 | the number of middle names I have
  • 03 | the number of best friends I have
  • 03 | the number of states I've lived in
  • 03 | the number of major romantic relationships I've been in
  • 04 | the number of countries I've been in
  • 05 | the number of siblings I have
  • 06 | the number of fillings I have
  • 08 | the number of houses I have lived in
  • 09 | the size of my feet (US size)
  • 10 | the number of computers & laptops I have had since age 14
  • 10 | the age I hit puberty
apr 16 2015 ∞
mar 21 2017 +
  • conservatory with indoor plants and couches for a zen space
  • country hutch
  • cuckoo clock
  • clawfoot tub
  • bay window with window seat
  • blue front door
  • retro inspired kitchen theme with lots of pastels
  • staircase where the steps are all drawers
  • storage bench in front hall
  • a collection of cobalt and red glass bottles shining in a windowsill
  • beautiful, inspiring prints hanging everywhere
  • a craft/art studio full of colour, comfort, & inspiration
  • beautiful jewellery box
  • hardwood floors
  • pink Kitchen-Aid stand mixer
aug 13 2013 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

This is based off Korean skincare regimens, which are multi-step. My routine will have fewer steps for now and varying products.

Daily -

  • 1. Pre-Cleanse: Garnier Micellar Water
  • 2. Cleanse: Holika Holika Daily Fresh Cleansing Foam - Rice
  • 3. Tone: TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist
  • Ampoule: Bergamo Collagen Skin Repair
  • Eye Cream: Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick
  • 6. Night Cream OR Sleep Pack: Garnier Complete Night Care (when used up, replace with Holika Holika or TonyMoly sleep pack)

1x Weekly -

  • Exfoliate: SkinFood Black Sugar Honey Mask
may 9 2017 ∞
may 9 2017 +
  • 1. I won't have to use my hair, scarves, or makeup techniques to hide my double chin/lack of jawline.
  • 2. I can purchase something and trust that it'll (most likely, haha) fit!
  • 3. I won't have any more knee pain!
  • 4. I can go into stores and not worry so much about finding things that fit!
  • 5. I'll avoid obesity-related illnesses down the road.
  • 6. I can walk past a fast food restaurant without me thinking that people are assuming i just came out of there due to my size.
  • 7. I'll be more confident in the nude.
  • 8. I'm learning healthy habits that will stick with me for life.
  • 9. I like the endorphins after working out and i'd like to feel them more; they help ease depression symptoms!
  • 10. I won't sweat or chafe so damn much i...
sep 23 2016 ∞
mar 21 2017 +

meat

  • elk
  • pheasant
  • camel
  • quail
  • goose
  • rabbit
  • buffalo
  • goat
  • boar
  • deer
  • alpaca
  • kangaroo
  • water buffalo
  • turkey
  • chicken
  • duck
  • veal
  • beef
  • pork
  • lamb
oct 1 2016 ∞
oct 1 2016 +
  • 1. all the things i learned and experienced in canada
  • 2. all the things i learned and experienced through my first marriage
  • 3. being so thoroughly loved by my husband and that he loves me despite so many things
  • 4. my best friends, liat and alora, who are always there for me
  • 5. my tiny, pillow-filled apartment
  • 6. the friends who showed their true colours and proved they were good for me
  • 7. the other friends who showed their true colours and showed how toxic they were for me so i could remove them
  • 8. adventures, walks, and outings with my best friends
  • 9. this adorable little dog who makes my moments brighter
  • 10. the neighbours' cat who comes in as though he knows i need purring comfort
sep 24 2016 ∞
sep 24 2016 +
  • Ebay
  • Etsy
  • Wish
  • Blippo
  • Fragrance Direct
  • Amazon
  • Sock Dreams
  • Sugarpill
  • BFTE Cosmetics
  • Prezzybox

To Try:

  • Jetpens
  • Typo UK
  • Kpoptown
apr 21 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

Appearance

  • I have/had piercings besides the ears.
  • I want piercings besides the ears.
  • I have a scar.
  • I tan easily.
  • I wish my hair was a different color.
  • I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
  • I have/want a tattoo.
  • I can be self-conscious about my appearance.
  • I have/had braces
  • I have more than two piercings.

Embarrassment

  • Disney movies still make me cry sometimes.
  • ✔ I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
  • ✔ I’ve glued my hand to something. (itself lol)
  • I’ve laughed until some kind of beverag...
apr 19 2016 ∞
apr 19 2016 +
  • amusement park rides
  • anonymity
  • balloons
  • beer
  • body shaming
  • celery
  • cheap pens
  • clutter
  • doctor visits
  • double standards
  • dry skin rubbing on bedsheets
  • gender roles
  • grammar nazis
  • g-strings
  • early mornings
  • fake pockets
  • fandoms
  • fifty shades of grey
  • flossing
  • fluorescent lighting
  • high waist jeans/shorts
apr 19 2015 ∞
mar 30 2016 +
  • wallet
  • passport or other form of ID
  • pen
  • tissues
  • ipod
  • phone
  • compact mirror
  • hair tie
  • swiss army knife
  • lip balm
  • lip gloss
  • lens cleaning wipes
  • change purse
  • hand cream
  • power bank

Sometimes, not always

  • mini sketchbook & pencil
  • compact hairbrush
  • bobby pins
  • pain meds
apr 19 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

travel

  • first road trip | 1989 - new york to virginia to visit my biomom and siblings.
  • first museum | 1991 - rochester museum & science center.
  • first boat trip | 1995 - kentucky; my uncle's boat on the ohio river.
  • first hotel | 1999 - virginia beach.
  • first beach trip | 1999 - virginia beach.
  • first foreign country | 2008 - canada.
  • first cottage experience | 2008 - tichborne, ontario
  • first subway ride | 2008 - toronto.
  • first airplane ride | 2009 - canada to virginia; returning to my family home.
  • first art gallery | 2014 - national portrait gallery, london.
  • first train ride | 2014 - england, from clapham junction to salisbury.

relationships

may 25 2015 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

LAST UPDATE: MARCH 16, 2017

Palettes & Multi-Kits

  • Laroc Natural Tones eyeshadow palette
  • Laroc Summer Tones eyeshadow palette
  • Max Studio All Natural Contouring Palette

Eyes: Mascara

  • Essence Lash Princess - Black (dramatic look)
  • No7 Lovely Lashes - Black (natural look)

Eyes: Liners

  • Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner - Black (REPLACE)

Eyes: Shadows: Solid

  • Almay Intense I-Colour - Green Eyes

Eyes: Shadows: Loose (all from BFTE)

  • Santa's Suit (full size; orangey-red shim...
apr 19 2016 ∞
mar 16 2017 +
  • Love.
  • Faith.
  • Canada.
  • Severe depression.
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Music.
  • Books.
  • Mental, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of various people.
  • Ma.
  • Dad.
  • Numerous tornado warnings, green-hued skies, and fleeing in the car.
  • Weeks and months spent in the hospital at my dad's bedside.
  • Countless Virginia sunsets.
  • The ever-changing colours of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • The Atlantic Ocean.
  • Losing my adopted parents but gaining my biological mother & siblings
may 2 2017 ∞
may 2 2017 +
  • crystals
  • shed feathers
  • cute pens
  • cases for my ipod
  • nesting dolls
  • postcards and magnets from around the world
  • makeup
  • toys
  • yarn
  • craft magazines
  • notebooks
  • art supplies
  • recipes
  • scarves
oct 1 2016 ∞
mar 20 2017 +
  • umbriaco al prosecco
  • red windsor
  • roquefort
  • munster
  • marscarpone
  • limburger
  • fruity goat cheese log (would like to try blueberry the most)
  • kashkaval
  • asiago
  • neufchatel
  • gruyere
  • gouda (smoked is my fave)
  • leicester red
  • gloucester
  • cheshire
  • wensleydale
  • havarti
  • provolone
  • paneer
  • halloumi
oct 1 2016 ∞
oct 2 2016 +
  • durian
  • redcurrant
  • jackfruit
  • lingonberry
  • longan
  • fig
  • purple mangosteen
  • rambutan
  • quince
  • mulberry
  • goji berry
  • tamarind
  • kumquat
  • apricot
  • tangelo
  • pomelo
  • canary melon
  • papaya
  • guava
  • persimmon
  • plantain
oct 1 2016 ∞
oct 1 2016 +

kitchen

  • rabbit teapot
  • potato masher, peeler
  • spice rack
  • cute salt & pepper shakers

living room

bathroom

  • black anna sui-inspired cosmetic accessories
  • shower rack

bedroom

sep 4 2016 ∞
sep 24 2016 +

pencils

    • uniball kura toga 0.7
    • generic 0.5
    • generic 2.0

lead for pencils

    • uniball diamond 0.7 (6 left)
    • generic 0.5
    • generic 2.0

inking pens

    • .005
    • 0.1
    • 0.2
    • 0.3
    • 0.5
    • 0.8
    • graphic 1 (sakura)
apr 26 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

things I've subscribed to

  • art therapy magazine
  • latest in beauty
  • pink parcel
  • grazebox

things I'd like to subscribe to

  • kawaii box
  • scrawlr box
apr 21 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

Things I collected as a child

  • erasers
  • stickers
  • my little pony
  • littlest pet shop
  • plushies
  • books
  • mcdonalds happy meal toys
  • stamps
  • porcelain dolls
  • unicorns
  • minature flocked animals
  • frogs

Things I collected as a teen

  • beanie babies
  • mary's moo moos figurines
  • cute "country" things
  • books
  • blank journals
  • unicorns
apr 19 2016 ∞
feb 3 2017 +

deets:

  • cancerian rat, born July 1984
  • 5'5", dark brown hair, hazel-green eyes, freckles
  • overweight; battling it for years
  • introverted, quiet, severe anxiety issues + clinically severe depression
  • look a hell of a lot younger than I am
  • twice married
  • saved myself whilst being cheated on + I regret that
  • canada and england have been my loves
  • has fostered over 200 kittens for adoption from 2011-2014
  • mostly straight with a passionate love for women

bad habits:

  • fixating on the unlikely worst case scenario
  • picking my skin/lip/scalp
apr 16 2015 ∞
apr 26 2016 +
  • battenburg cake
  • birds
  • blue ink
  • baths
  • boots
  • buttered popcorn Jelly Belly beans
  • chalkboard labels
  • chevrons
  • crystals
  • dogs
  • dryer-warm towels, undies, socks, blankets
  • elderflower-flavoured anything
  • fairs + festivals
  • fascinators
  • flea markets
  • flower crowns
  • foxes
  • friday nights
  • gaming together
  • gingham
apr 19 2015 ∞
feb 3 2017 +