Oh, say can you see my stars…

June was a pretty good month overall, J had his birthday, our little girl seven months! And Summer officially started, so today I am sharing some of my favourite things!

  1. Alex Pop! by Funko – J and I have a slight issue with Funko products, mainly the Pop!s, but I mean how can you not? They are just too stinking cute. I recently acquired Alex, for those not in the know he is the main character of the book and film A Clockwork Orange. Basically he is a functioning sociopath hopped up on Miloko, seeking Ultra-Violence (yes, that’s where LDR got her album title from), and singing show tunes in the rain. This Pop! is probably my favourite, he sits on my desk at work and only 2 or 3 people have gotten the reference. He is temporarily out of stock at Entertainment Earth where I primarily get these sort f things, but I’ve seen lots at Toys R Us and Barnes and Noble.
  2. Beauty and the Beast (2017) – This has to be my favourite film of 2017, and I think I can come out and say it since the year is half over. There hasn’t been a movie in recent memory that I have been more excited to see and enjoyed so much. You can check my review of the film (here).
  3. Boscia Luminizing Black Mask – I got this face mask from my last Sephora order and I waited to use it, I wanted to finish my GlamGLOW SuperMUD first, that mask started to not work so well for me. So I was looking for something different and I like the Boscia brand. This mask is super cool because after it dries you peel it off!
  4. Sundress weather – Now that it’s officially summer my sundresses have been in heavy rotation. I’m also still on my maxi dress kick! A dress is so easy for S/S and since becoming a mom I need easy!
  5. J. Crew Martie pant – Recently MIL took me shopping as a gift for my first official Mother’s Day and because she forgot my birthday (which I totally forgave her). I really needed to get some new clothes for work, because a lot of my pants and more fitted clothes still do not fit appropriately. I picked up two pairs of this style back in May and I have been living in them! I already had a pair from my pre-pregnancy days and I’m glad I picked up cloud grey and black. Right now select colours are on sale.

It’s hard to believe that June is over… Where the hell is this year going? Our Little Girl will be 8 months next week, Summer is in full effect, work is crazy and won’t stop anytime soon. Here’s to July and some sparklers and streamers! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Oh Say Can You See by LDR

I’m gonna soak up the sun, I’m gonna tell everyone to lighten up…

April has ended and it’s time again to share some of my favourite things!  After March was a month of highs and lows, I hadn’t been feeling well for a while which mainly attributed to the lows.  I was ready to have a better month.

  1. Spring clothes – I have been waiting all Winter to break out my S/S wardrobe.  Let’s just say we are going to be seeing a lot of red, white, and blue!  Not to mention my affinity for cute sundresses.  I am also going to be #gettingnauti, on the regular, with all of the nautical pieces I have been collecting throughout the years.
  2. My hair is growing out! OMG, it is still very in between, and nowhere near where I would like it to be lengthwise.  But, still I couldn’t be happier!  And this growth is just in time to play with some cute S/S styles, like hello!  Cute braids are just the remedy for my crazy/frizzy/wavy hair that will inevitably rule my hair during the warmer months!
  3. Google Calendar – I recently started to schedule my posts and my life in a more concise way, in Google calendar and let me just say, it has been a miracle!  I even went so fair as to get the app for my iPhone6 Plus to stay on top of my organization on the go.
  4. Fleece PJ pants – All Winter long I have been living in flannel and fleece pajamas.  And now that it’s starting to really warm up (and stay warm) it’s time to sadly, start putting them away.  And my sister bought me this awesome pair of Jack Skellington pair.
  5. Saoirse Ronan’s Oscar look – I mentioned this look in my Best Dressed Oscar post (you can read it here).  I loved her look, that Calvin Klein dress looked amazing on her.  It’s green, covered in sequins, a deep v-neck, a low back, just gorgeous.  But what stole the look for me were the earrings.  The mix matched Chopard pair featured one pearl earring and one emerald.  They were a perfect mix of class and sass.

And now that we are moving more into Spring I also can’t wait to take advantage of the nice weather.  There will be some outdoor activities for sure.  There is so much to do in the area, we just never think to explore any of them.  This changes this season.  And on that note, it’s time to end!

 

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow

Shine on me sunshine…

This month I celebrated my Mother’s birthday, St. Patrick’s day, Easter, and the start of Spring.  I have been waiting so long for the warmer weather to come, and I am so glad that it is finally here.  Here are some of my favourite things from March!

Lucifer – J and I have been watching Lucifer, it’s on Mondays at 9 pm eastern on Fox.  The series follows Lucifer Morningstar, yes, that Lucifer.  He is bored with life in Hell, and goes to where else?  Los Angeles, where he becomes a consultant for the LAPD and works with Chloe, detective with a colourful past.  It’s witty, sarcastic, and right up my alley, give it a go, you might like it!

Kale – This leafy green has long been hailed as a super food.  And it’s one that J and I have jumped on the band wagon.  We mainly use it for salads, but it can be used a multitude of ways.

Two Dots – I recently discovered this game when I was searching for something else to play when bored.  And since I installed this app on my phone I have been playing it multiple times a day!  For those of you who may have played Dots, Two Dots is a overhaul, and I personally like it better than the original.  Lives are regenerated every twenty minutes, levels have a goal that must be reach, both a number of moves and an objective, and there are so many levels.  You also can buy perks and more lives if you want to.  This game is highly addictive!

Cadbury Eggs – March brought us Easter this year, and that means it’s time for my favourite candy.  I need to have at least one or it’s not really Easter in my world.  If I could I would eat them all year, but that is not always possible.

Spring – Yay!  It’s finally back!  I have been looking forward to Spring pretty much since October.  Even though our Winter has been pretty mild in my neck of the woods, it’s still no comparison to Springtime weather that I’ve been looking forward too!

Now we are looking ahead to April!  And April showers bring May flowers.  We are also that much closer to Summer, and the mini vacation I have planned for May!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA by LDR

Dreaming of the water where I’d rise like a phoenix…

February was a short month and I manged to enjoy a whole heck of a lot of things.  It started off quite busy for me.  And it felt like it flew by.  We also were spoiled with the weather and had a few unseasonably warm days too!

1. Nars Audacious Annabella – This is quickly becoming my new favorite lippie.  And it’s no surprise that it comes from Nars.  I featured it for my Valentine’s Day make up and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I will definitely me adding more colours to my collection in the future.

2. Winter Uniform – I have been living in sweater and trousers for work pretty much since Autumn.  I can not stress how comfortable I’ve been and it’s easy, albeit boring, and will probably be my uniform until Spring.  Just based on how cold it is in my office!

3. The X-Files – This cult classic came back to T.V. in January, and of course like the sci-fi nerd I am I just had to check it out!  Moulder and Scully are back at it solving mysteries, most often having to do with aliens.  J thought it would be a good idea to start watching the series from the beginning while simultaneously watching new episodes.  Major spoilers came my way because of it.  Even though I know where the characters end up I am really enjoying the original series and the new episodes!

4. Popcorn – I love popcorn as a snack (sometimes dinner).  It’s salty and buttery and goes great with a nice grenacha (I like Bitch 2010).  Ever since I got my braces off in December I have been eating popcorn like it’s going out of style.

I am so looking forward to March, but really just Spring.  I love the warm weather and breaking out my S/S clothes is always exciting for me.  March has a lot in store for me, and I am really excited about it all!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: I Can Fly by LDR

All the gray turns into gold…

A month into the new year and I fell like I am off the a great start to my 2016!  I have been working diligently to optimize my time behind the scenes and deliver some great content!  I’ve also added new Twitter and Facebook pages for B@K’s!  I wasn’t so sure that I would find the time to enjoy anything this month, but alas I was wrong and I enjoyed several things!

1. Shadowhunters – I am a huge fan of supernatural fiction, and I loved The Mortal Instuments movie, so when I discovered that the story was being developed into a series I couldn’t wait!  It’s airing on the new Freeform (formerly ABC Family).  I’ve gone in with a grain of salt, again I loved the movie, but I have not read the books so I don’t know which is better or more true to the series.  I’m really enjoying the show and I’m planning on picking up the books! 
2. New notebooks – A month into the new year and it’s already time for a new notebook.  My Mom got me this totally adorable one with blue and green whales on it!  I’ve already begun filling it with  all of my ideas for B@K!
3. Staying hydrated – I am all about staying hydrated, and this year I am staying on top of it.  It’s so important for your well being, so I’m making it a priority in 2016.
4. iPhone 6 Plus – J and I recently upgraded our phones, and it was a long time coming! I may look like a baby holding an iPad, but it was so worth it!  I am never going back.  It takes way better pictures, it’s fast as hell, and it’s actually responsive!  And there are so many updated features that my old iPhone 4 just didn’t have.  
5. DM boots – I have been lusting after a pair of Doc Marten combat boots for years!  Breaking them in has been a challenge, but it’s so worth it!  I can’t wait to wear them with sun dresses in Spring.  
6. War and Peace – J and I recently started watching War and Peace, on BBC, it’s really well done.  I am a sucker for the classics and this show is right up my alley.  This story has it all!  And Lily James is in it!
I am so looking forward to February and all the possibilities that it can bring.  It also means we are so much closer to Spring…  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now
–Kiki–

Title from: Black and White Movies by Andrew McMahon 

And I’m trying to understand myself and pinpoint where I am…

I had so much fun sharing my Christmas playlist that I thought I might do it again.  I am really big into music over her at B@K, if any of you haven’t noticed!  So I decided to share the songs that have been stuck in my head other than Christmas music over the past few weeks.  If it’s not Punk, LDR or Classic Rock, I listen to Doo Wop, EMO and even some Pop.  Since upgrading to my to my iPhone 6 Plus two weeks ago I finally had a chance to put some music on my phone.  And here are some of my favourites.

1. Art Deco – Lana Del Rey
2. Cecilia and the Satellite – Andrew McMahon
3. Style – Taylor Swift
4. Silly Girl – The Descendants
5. Train in Vain – The Clash
6. Punk Rock Princess – Something Corporate
7. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
8. Nine in the Afternoon – Panic At The Disco!
9. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
10. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
11. Serial Killer – LDR
12. Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset – Modest Mouse
13. You’re So Last Summer – Taking Back Sunday
14. Devil’s Waitin’ – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
15. Come And Go With Me – Dion

A lot of my favourite music is all over the place.  I can’t decide on one genre, time period, or style.  I just love music.  As if you all couldn’t tell…  Happy listening everyone!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset by Modest Mouse

Watching reruns of Night Court on cable TV…

December has come to a close, along with that so has 2015.  2015 was a big year for me… Mainly because I switched jobs in November and got my braces off in December.  With December being such a busy month I am surprised I managed to enjoy anything!  But alas, I did!  Here are a few of my favourite things from December:

1. Night Court – J wanted to get into another show after our rewatch great of 2015 of HIMYM, and this was the perfect fit.  The show is about an offbeat judge and his bailiffs, court clerk, and lawyers.  The characters are endearing, the show is laugh out loud funny and it is definitely worth a watch.  It’s set in the mid eighties to early nineties,  so some of it is a little outrageous.

2. Not so traditional Christmas music – I mentioned some of my eclectic tastes before (here), and I can not get enough of My Chemical Romance’s rendition of All I Want For Christmas is You.

3. EOS stick lip balm – I have a lippie problem, whether it’s lip sticks, gloss, or balm there is a good chance I’m obsessed.  The stick is so much more convenient than the egg shaped container.  It’s the same price and more easily portable.

Like I mentioned December was very hectic.  But I did manage to get through it.  I am looking forward to 2016 and all of it’s possibilities.  There is so much that I can’t wait to do in 2016.  Here’s to another year of blogging!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: Perfect Teeth by Motion City Soundtrack