CaptureYour365: July 2016

I took up the daily photography challenge CaptureYour365 for the duration of 2016. Each day, you take a picture based off a prompt that you are given.

I basically was able to keep up with this month, so I think almost all of the pics were taken on the day they are listed beside. <3

So, without further ado, here is July’s CY365! Check out the photos on my Instagram for the descriptions and hashtags! <3 <3 <3 <3

 

  1. Tools
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  2. Estimate
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  3. Character/Self Portrait
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  4. Spark
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  5. Relaxed
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  6. Responsible
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  7. Private
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  8. Where I Stand
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  9. Comical
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  10. Saturated
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  11. On Display
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  12. Lonely Landscape
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  13. In a Bowl
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  14. Full of Color
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  15. Orange
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  16. Quenching
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  17. Dynamic
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  18. Energy
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  19. Filter
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  20. Blended
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  21. Splash
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  22. Bold
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  23. In a Field
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  24. Reflections
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  25. With Clouds
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  26. Multiple
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  27. Outdoors
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  28. Organic
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  29. In My Drink
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  30. Frolic
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  31. In a Jar
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Hope you enjoyed July’s pictures! Doing August now! 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3

Monthly Goals: August 2016

This is the August Monthly Goals Link-Up, a link-up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek At Karen’s World, where you post your goals for the month on the first of every month (and if you posted goals for the previous month, you post how you did regarding achieving those goals).

 


<3 <3 <3 Last Month’s Goals <3 <3 <3

~~Nair legs
~~Go to the beach
~~Read Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak
~~Do Manifestation Ritual
~~Do Self Love Ritual
~~Do Sever a Bond spell
~~Start writing my Book of Shadows
~~Write on SATHC (0/4)
~~Keep up to date on spirituality blog
~~Get new glasses and contacts
~~Finish purging my wardrobe
~~Get kinda caught up (or all the way) with my Gratitude Journal
~~Do “Sex Kitten” photo shoot
~~Continue to build crystal collection


<3 <3 <3 What I Achieved This Past Month <3 <3 <3

~~Continued CY365 and completed it for this month
~~Got a $50 “referral incentive” from my new bank, which is basically just $50 free money!
~~Started Ritalin again
~~Bought the first bra I’ve bought in years from Victoria’s Secret that actually fits properly and makes my boobs look good because I got measured and fitted correctly too
~~Had a one on one, spend the night hang out with Ryan where we just chilled and watched movies and chatted
~~Told Ryan I was in love with him, even though I was really scared to do so
~~Got an Overstock credit card and bought some jewelry (both every day and cosplay and magickal) and shoes and presents for people
~~Came up with a makeup routine that’s easy to do and natural looking, if the foundation doesn’t cake up because of the humidity and crazy heat outside, haha
~~Got to drive a car again for the first time in a VERY long time and it was so FREEING and WONDERFUL and CALMING and PEACEFUL
~~Bought incense for the first time ever for my altar
~~Added to my crystal collection and even started a crystal collection for my mom
~~Cancelled the hotel reservations Emily and her husband and I had in Atlanta for the SPN con because we’re not going to be able to make that con, and we’re getting the deposit back so Em and her hubby will be getting their $400 back now
~~Smudged for the first time ever (my crystals)
~~Started calorie counting again with MyFitnessPal app on my phone
~~Got a fan for my room
~~Actually made a dish: tuna pasta stuff, lolz
~~Won a cute Hufflepuff badge from Pepi’s blog depepi
~~Discovered Travis DesLaurier, who is my new man crush <3 <3 <3
~~Got my Geek Girls x Bloggers Funko Swap Pop! SAMMY!!!!!
~~Continued to build a much stronger friendship and trust with Stephen, my bestie and spiritual growth/learning buddy
~~Able to maintain a friendship with Ryan even though he knows I have feelings for him and he doesn’t have those same kind of feelings for me
~~Saw Ghostbusters with two of my guy friends (I REALLY LOVED IT!!!)
~~Got down to under 200 lbs
~~Met my really hot lawyer for the car accident lawsuit that was being filed against me


<3 <3 <3 This Month’s Goals <3 <3 <3

~~Get down to at least 190 lbs
~~Get hair cut
~~Dye hair pink and purple
~~Nair legs
~~Go to the beach
~~Read Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak
~~Get new glasses and contacts
~~Finish purging my wardrobe
~~Get kinda caught up (or all the way) with my Gratitude Journal
~~Do “Sex Kitten” photo shoot
~~Do Manifestation Ritual
~~Do Self Love Ritual
~~Do Sever a Bond spell

Next 10 Tattoos That Will Be Inked On Me

I got inspired by a really hot guy on YouTube, Travis DesLaurier, to start thinking about tattoos more seriously again recently, and I decided to do a blog post about the next 5 tattoos I want inked on my skin permanently. 😉

 

  1. mischiefmangoedtat
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably seen this tat idea of mine before. <3 It’s a combo of Harry Potter and my beloved asshole cat-son Mango. 😉 <3 I want the lightning bolt more centered instead of so high up, but I couldn’t do that with the document program I was using when I created the design. I want it on the top of my left foot, like in this picture:
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  2. KnotTattoo
    Also, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably also seen this tat idea of mine before as well. It’s my version of the SPN “anti possession tattoo”, or Vivian Lake’s anti possession tat. Kimi helped me make it come to life and I’m thinking, in terms of placement, of getting it on the upper side of one of my arms.
  3. BiancaGambrioli
    I want this, with the leaves colored in in reds and blues (for my “fire and water witch” nature), or maybe pinks and blues and greens. But I want two of them, in this placement:
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  4. colorsofthewindtat
    I want a “Colors of the Wind” Pocahontas tattoo inspired by this one, in the same place this one is. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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    My friend Diedre made this for me to get tatted on me since dragonflies are my spirit animal. I’m not exactly sure where I want it yet. Maybe the top of my other foot or on the inside of one of my forearms…
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    This is another tattoo design Diedre drew for me, to represent my bipolar disorder. I’ll probably get this on the other upper side arm that I don’t get the anti possession endless knot tat on.
  7. This one is that I want cherry blossoms on branches on one of my hips. So cherry blossoms:
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    Where I want them:
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  8. wingstattoo
    I want wings like this on my back, but I want them in color, like phoenix wings would be colored, though I guess I would be okay with just black wings too.
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    I’d like this, maybe as a tramp stamp between the bottoms of the wings on my back.
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    I want this with the word l’allumeuse in a pretty and decorative font wrapped around it on my right inner wrist. <3 Also, the drawing obviously needs to be cleaned up a bit. Lolz.

 

And those are the top 10 tats I want right now. Of course I’ve got a long list of others I want as well, but those are just the top 10 I want most immediately. 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Blogger’s Voice

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I’ve been meaning to write about this, but I’ve been doing this thing with the lovely Emy from My Life’s Journey where each week (which is potentially now moving to each month), bloggers from all across the world answer a theme or talk about a topic and send her our answers and she posts it as a post on her blog! It’s called…Blogger’s Voice! 🙂

I love doing this, because the topics can be very deep and thoughtful and it’s not often that I get to think super hard and deep about things now-a-days, being out of school and stuck at home constantly with a mom who doesn’t like conversation much and a sister I rarely see, and when I see my father? You can’t even have a rational conversation with him, so there’s NO getting deep there… *rolls eyes* Just lots of screaming and yelling mostly… Blargh.

But anyway!

She even created a cute little banner for my sections! 😉

Mandy Stone

Let me link you to the posts I’ve been featured in!

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 4

I didn’t participate in Volume 3 because it was about love that time and, well, I had just gone through everything with Eric and the ending of 12 years of my life, so I couldn’t handle being a part of that discussion that week. :'( It just really hit a nerve…

But go check out the ones I WAS a part of and I’ll be sure to keep you updated on future Volumes as well! Like I said, I’m really enjoying it. 🙂 Thanks Emy for giving me a platform to speak about things that are meaningful and requires more than just me fangirling! 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3

CaptureYour365: June 2016

I took up the daily photography challenge CaptureYour365 for the duration of 2016. Each day, you take a picture based off a prompt that you are given.

I basically was able to keep up with this month, so I think almost all of the pics were taken on the day they are listed beside. <3

So, without further ado, here is June’s CY365! Check out the photos on my Instagram for the descriptions and hashtags! <3 <3 <3 <3

 

  1. Written
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  2. On A Building
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  3. A Message
    jun3
  4. For Sale
    jun3
  5. Real/Self Portrait
    jun5
  6. Breakfast
    jun6
  7. Brave
    jun7
  8. Makes Me Smile
    jun8
  9. A Snack
    jun9
  10. Where I Stand
    jun10
  11. Play
    jun11
  12. RGB
    jun12
  13. Colors In Nature
    jun13
  14. Vivid
    jun14
  15. Imperfect
    jun15
  16. Classic
    jun16
  17. Drink The Rainbow
    jun17
  18. My Ride
    jun18
  19. Silhouette
    jun19
  20. Morning Routine
    jun20
  21. Elevated
    jun21
  22. Opportunity
    jun22
  23. Muted
    jun23
  24. Point of Focus
    jun24
  25. Round
    jun25
  26. Sense of Scale
    jun26
  27. Ruler
    jun27
  28. In The Kitchen
    jun28
  29. Little or Big
    jun29
  30. Big Buddy
    jun30

 

Hope you enjoyed June’s pictures! Doing July now! 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3

Geek Girls x Bloggers Funko Swap

Us girls in the Geek Girls x Bloggers group decided to do another swap, and this time, the theme was Funkos! 😀 We were to choose five Funko Pops we wanted very badly and had specific reasons for wanting and our partner would be given said list to choose to surprise us from.

My partner, Cori from Geeky Mama, sent me EXACTLY the Funko I wanted most….

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SAM WINCHESTER!!!!!!!!!!!! SAMMY!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

*squees*

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NOW MY TRIO IS COMPLETE!!!!!! LOOKZ!!!!!!!!

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I’m so happy!!!! Thank you so much Cori!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Funko Fridays Blogging Prompt

6 On 6 ~ July 2016

Just a couple days late this time! 😉 Haha! <3 <3 <3 <3

I’ve taken up the 6 on 6 challenge. It’s put on by Emma from Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder. It’s a photography challenge, where on the 6th day, of the every month, you post geeky related things (or things that you geek out about or really love or that are about you and who you are) that correspond to a color that is assigned to that particular month.

It’s meant to improve your photography skills over time, but I’m just taking it as a fun thing to do, though it really IS meant to be the BEST photo you can POSSIBLY take, and I WILL do my best to take the BEST photos that I can for each month.

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This Month’s Prompt: Yellow

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    My most treasured yellow item… <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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    A very old copy of The Hobbit that was my uncle’s from when he was young. <3 <3 <3 <3
  3. 20160707_121540The headband from the Sherlock themed FotM box. 🙂
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    My giraffe flash drive that’s ass is the drive. 😉 Because, again, I LOVE GIRAFFES!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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    My glass dragonfly candle holder with yellow scented tealight in it, that when lit up, makes the dragonfly glow. Dragonflies are my spirit animal. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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    My brain pencil/pen topper! How geeky/nerdy chic is this?! 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3

 

BONUS CONTENT!!!!!!!

My dog Leopold because he’s a platinum blonde poodle and he loves his yellow ball… 😉 <3 <3 And his birthday was at the very beginning of this month!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

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And that’s July!!!! Hope you enjoyed!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Monthly Goals: July 2016

This is the July Monthly Goals Link-Up, a link-up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek At Karen’s World, where you post your goals for the month on the first of every month (and if you posted goals for the previous month, you post how you did regarding achieving those goals).

 


<3 <3 <3 Last Month’s Goals <3 <3 <3

~~Get out into nature more
~~Become more versed in the world of magick SUCCESS!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
~~Set my intentions with the new moon SUCCESS!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
~~Do the Manifestation Ritual
~~Start saving for Camp AKF SUCCESS!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
~~Read/finish a book
~~Get depo shot
~~Lose weight AGAIN and keep it off
~~FINISH PURGING CLOTHES
~~Get caught up journaling
~~FINISH VALENTINES AND SEND THEM OFF
~~Pay Diedre for oil painting SUCCESS!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
~~REALLY figure out what to do about health insurance
~~Buy Pepi’s book in print form, lolz!
~~Write at least 4 posts on SATHC (4/4) SUCCESS!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
~~Finish Zorro by Isabel Allende
~~Finish Mint Juleps, Mayhem, And Murder by Sara Rosett
~~Read The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff


<3 <3 <3 What I Achieved This Past Month <3 <3 <3

~~Continued CY365 and finished this month
~~Got a new mattress pad
~~Started up a new spirituality journey blog & FB page
~~Washed all my clothes and bed clothes and bathroom things
~~Emptied trash cans in room and bathroom
~~Did a tarot reading for Stephen
~~Did my first “magick” practice, in setting my “intentions” with the New Moon
~~Stood up to my sister in telling her she couldn’t bring her stupid ass “ex-boyfriend” into my mother’s house, even to just go into our backyard, because my father straight up told her that that boy wasn’t allowed on this property AT ALL anymore and NONE of us are comfortable with him being around here or her
~~Threw out fucked up and peed on cat scratching pad and swept up bathroom floor
~~Did a tarot reading for Trenda
~~Started blogging on SATHC again
~~Put up my altar and decorated it, though it’s by no means “complete” and will be ever-changing and always “a work in progress”
~~Started putting together the things necessary for a solo photo shoot to get my “model groove” back before I start booking shoots with photographers
~~Wrote my first piece of erotica in years
~~Had someone I care about open up to me and be vulnerable with me, when he’s usually so guarded and walled off
~~Saw my ex for the first time since our break up (and even from since before then, actually), and actually had a talk with him about everything and got some closure, even though it really hurts to come to the realization that he’s not my future
~~Charged my magickal tools of my craft and my magickal jewelry in the light of the Solstice Full Moon
~~Did a candle-lighting Summer Solstice ritual for reigniting my inner fire
~~Did a Renew/Manifest/Release Summer Solstice ritual
~~Did some organizing and cleaning up in my cluttered room and of my cluttered workspace (aka the dining room table)
~~Started specifically writing down 3 things I’m grateful for when I wake every morning and 3 additional things right before I go to bed every night to help combat my overwhelming sense of sorrow
~~Was gifted a new set of tarot cards, pocket sized, to go along with my regular sized deck
~~Participated in first ever Casual Cosplay Connections
~~Got a bank account and savings account with an actually good bank and not the shitty bank that is BoA (thanks so much for the help Kimi! <3 <3 <3 )
~~Got a Torrid credit card and placed a rush order for some very special things


<3 <3 <3 This Month’s Goals <3 <3 <3

~~Nair legs
~~Go to the beach
~~Read Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak
~~Do Manifestation Ritual
~~Do Self Love Ritual
~~Do Sever a Bond spell
~~Start writing my Book of Shadows
~~Write on SATHC (0/4)
~~Keep up to date on spirituality blog
~~Get new glasses and contacts
~~Finish purging my wardrobe
~~Get kinda caught up (or all the way) with my Gratitude Journal
~~Do “Sex Kitten” photo shoot
~~Continue to build crystal collection


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Spirited Away

So recently I’ve been delving into my spirituality and even started up ANOTHER blog: a spiritual journey blog!

Orgone Primal Phoenix Goddess

You can check it out at the above link, if you’re interested in what’s been holding me captive and maintaining a great deal of my attention. 😉 I update it quite frequently and it’s even got an FB page that’s linked on there too (at the bottom). <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

CCC: Cross-Post

This is the Casual Cosplay Connections I did for my other blog, Downtown Geekbound, which you can see originally here, but I will still post it below. 😀


It’s time for the first official linkup for Casual Cosplay Connections with two wonderful women of the blogosphere, Danielle & Charlie! For those not in the know, Casual Cosplay Connections is a way for all of us bloggers to link up once a month with a casual cosplay outfit. The one catch is, the outfit has to come from your closet.

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The theme for this month is video games.

I choose to throw together a look inspired by Amy from Sonic. It’s not “exact”, but it’s as close as I could get. 😉

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And congrats to Charlie on her beautiful baby boy! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3