All posts tagged: autumn

My Daily Bread // Family Chili Recipe.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
It’s that time of year. Your Christmas tree is probably up, most of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten through, and possibly, there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. For me, two of those things are true,?still no snow days for me yet! But even if none of those things are true, you cannot go wrong with chili. If I thought my last time in the kitchen was bad, then this time is in a category all it’s own. I have to admit, getting the hang of cooking is much harder than it looks! Getting all the right ingredients, preparing the food successfully, everything running smoothly, at the same/correct time, and then coming out deliciously? Much harder said then done. But, I learn something new every time. This time around I found out just how important it is to have simple recipes when you don’t cook often. One reason is, you will waste a ton of money on random ingredients that will end up going bad before you…

November Wrap Up

Originally posted on One Little Bookshelf:
As per usual, I am amazed by how fast this month is gone. I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas! I hope everyone has had a good month as is settling into the holiday spirit ūüôā Anyway, onward to the wrap up! What I read this month… Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #6-10 by Cassandra Clare et al. I really enjoyed these last few stories ūüôā I’ve read the 10 novellas over the last three months, so it’s nice to have finished them. You can find my review of each story here. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera I really liked this book, and thought it was very unique and stood out in the busy YA Contemporary genre. If you haven’t already read this book, I would definitely recommend it! You can find my review here. The Assassin’s Blade, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas I have fallen head-over-heels in love with the¬†Throne of Glass series. This is such an exciting world, with amazing…

How I’m Coping with Blogging Burnout.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
I keep feeling like Ordinary Adventures has been one big stutter for the past few weeks. I keep hesitating with my ideas, my blog posts aren’t as crisp, I skipped a day, and a lot of it has been me sharing some personal struggles. I’ve felt like there is a scratch on the turn table and I keep rewinding to my previous step. I know?I’m still ahead of the game in some areas, but that’s only because of how far I’ve pushed myself. And I’ve loved every minute, so I don’t want to stop now!?Although, I’m not going to be too hard on myself, my life has taken a complete 160 since summer ended, but I long to keep moving forward with my blogging journey. My life has become a whirlwind, I have a whole new schedule, I keep dreaming of lofty goals, but nothing is coming out of my keyboard. I’m tired, honestly. I’ve changed my sleep schedule, my work hours have changed, I’m more exhausted then ever before,…

How to update your makeup bag for fall

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey ladies Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. There is more of everything. More colors, more clothes and more makeup. Since the¬†change of season brings both wardrobe and beauty updates alike i will help you with some basic tips to get your make up bag up to date.¬† Swap your foundation shade Not many know this but your skin tone tends to change with the season. Either because your summer tan is fading or your complexion is changing due to weather changes. I usually have a winter and a summer shade. Have a color-match test done at a beauty counter to ensure that your foundation shade is up to date Go berry And by that i mean your lipstick. Retire from those barely there nudes and glossy lips, now is the time to be bold and berry. The most hottest colors are plum, burgundy, wine and deep red. Say goodbye to your bronzer Your orange toned bronzer will not look right with your fall look. Instead…

Autumn Lip & Nail Essentials

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
So it’s a blogger’s favourite time of year again, Autumn! Out come all of the oversized jumpers, boots and of course the berry toned makeup (oh how we’ve missed all the different shades).¬†We’ve decided to show you guys what we’ll be wearing this Autumn in terms of nail polishes and lipsticks. Hopefully if you’re looking to treat yourself to some new¬†makeup this season, you’ll find something here that takes your fancy! Rachel- Barry M ‘Nighshade’ Nail Polish &¬†Collection ‘Scorned’ Lipstick I love dark colours anyway but there’s something so great about wearing them at this time of the year! This deep purple nail polish is my go-to shade as soon as Autumn arrives. I love wearing¬†black nail varnish but sometimes I feel like it’s too harsh, this dark purple is the perfect shade¬†as it’s¬†in between, meaning I feel a bit ‘girlier’!¬†I’ve paired it with this purple lipstick from Collection’s Gothic Glam range. It’s quite dark against my pale¬†skin tone but since it’s Autumn I do feel as though…

Green dress to impress

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Autumn is here which means the darker colours are out and I love this shade of Jade great/teal. It is flattering for every shade of skin and it is perfect for this time of year. This dress is a tight knee length which is great as it can be worn for lots of occasions although it has that added with of detail with the cut out back. It has a turtle neck which is really in fashion this year and because this dress is quite simple I have been able to dress it up with a a statement necklace which I love! Dress РMiss Selfridge £19.99 Shoes РPublic Desire £19.99 Necklace РEsprit £24.99

Adventures in New York – The Last Few Days

Originally posted on A Venturing Girl:
What a week it’s been. Seeing New York city with the people I love has been incredible. Looks like I wasn’t the only one there last week, I noticed Tanya Burr herself was at the UN conference promoting her Global Goals campaign! After a long journey we got home on Sunday feeling exhausted, jet lagged and a bit stuffy but so happy with our time away. For anyone who is interested in going to the Big Apple here are my travel tips: 1. Don’t over plan: I love to plan things to death but when you’re in a city like New York you have to be flexible. The weather can change or you could stumble on something that you thought you’d skim over but end up spending hours at. Give yourself the space to let the city surprise you. 2. Invest in Hand Sanitizer: I never really understood the necessity of this until this trip! Keep some with you so you don’t feel disgusting on the train! Likewise with…