Incense

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day with my mom and two nieces. We headed up to Lava Hot Springs for the day just to get out of town for a bit. Our first stop was to eat lunch, which turned out to not be that great. After that, we walked around town stopping at the little shops and browsing. But besides the museum (we stopped in there too) and other little shops, my favorite stop of the day was in Purple Moon. They make their own incense, and my mom was kind enough to buy all of girls some. There were so many smells that it was hard to chose from. I always get a calming effect from walking into that store, it never fails. It’s like my happy place. After leaving there, we came back to Pocatello and decided to go into Hobby Lobby. My oldest niece has never been inside one, so it was her first time. I couldn’t believe how excited and in awe she was of all the things you could buy, especially fake floral stuff (she has a hippy heart and soul I swear). They even helped me pick out some cute stuff for my beauty room. After that, I was dropped off back home to find two furbabies excited to see me (and Marcus too after he woke up). I had made chili in the crock pot earlier, so that is what we had for dinner. We hung out, watched Star Wars, and finally drug ourselves to bed at a semi reasonable hour. Now I’m sitting here waiting for him to come home from work, so we can drop the dogs off at my parents and he can go help Papa with a new water heater. It turned out to be a really good day, and one that I’ve needed for awhile. Thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.

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Silence is golden

We don’t remember what it’s like to be effortlessly floating in our mothers womb. Recently, I’ve had an experience that I think comes pretty close to that. While on vacation in Colorado, Marcus’s mom and I had the opportunity to experience a sensory deprivation tank. In our case, it was an open float which means you aren’t closed into any sort of pod. It looks like you’ve laid down in a big bathtub or bottom of a shower stall. Our experience was at a place called Easy Float which I will leave their website link down below so you guys can check them out. Walking into this calm, relaxing shop of theirs, we met the shop dog who was as sweet as can be, and the guy at the front desk. Since this was a first experience for the both of us, the guy talked us through how everything works, the procedure we use before entering our rooms (we each had our own for privacy), and addressed any questions we had. Since I suffer from anxiety, he gave me a small nightlight to keep on since they put you in total darkness. He showed us our rooms, and off we went. So basically what happens is you get into your room which has a shower and your float area inside. You strip off all your clothes (you can either float naked or in your swimsuit which is what I chose), shower to wash off all the extra oils on your body (make sure your shower isn’t too hot because the water in the tank is kept at body temp), put in your ear plugs since the water does have epsom salt in it, dry your face off because you aren’t allowed to touch it once in the salt water (self explanatory), and step into the salt water. After about 15 minutes all the lights in the room shut off as you begin your float. This was the coolest thing I have ever done. I would do it again in a heartbeat. After about 90 minutes or so (you can float longer if you wish, just let them know), music starts to play and the lights come back on. You stand up slowly out of the salt water since you’ve been floating on your back, wash off, take your your earplugs, dry off, and you can even have a cup of tea if you so wish. I had a blast, and I would recommend this to pretty much everybody. Thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.

http://easyfloat.com/

Munch and chill

So sorry about no post yesterday! I ended up staying with Bryce and Brit until Marcus got done and we didn’t get home until midnight. Today has been a super chill day. We had cajun shrimp and homemade salmon nuggets for lunch, and have been munching all day. Marcus made us spiked Arnold Palmers and they are so good. I ended up with shark week again, and I’m so excited my meds are working. We plan on drunk Diablo 3 in a little bit, and we’ve been watching studio ghibli movies all day. We even called Marcus’s sister this morning and wished her a happy birthday which ended up a Facebook face call for two hours. It’s pouring rain outside so we’ve got the window open and it smells and feels so good. But I just wanted to pump out this post before I get too snookered and can’t type. Anyways, thank you guys for all the love and support as always. Much love.

A busy day

Good evening everybody! We just got home a little bit ago from some serious shopping. Marcus only had to work for an hour this morning, so he came home let me get dressed, and we headed out the door. First stop, Petco. We grabbed Shatzie (who comes home in four days by the way) a new bed and a collar. Next stop, Walmart. We grabbed her a crate just like Toby’s but smaller, puppy shampoo, and blanket to bring her home in. We decided by then that us humans needed some food, so it was off to Chipotle. Sat down, ate lunch which consisted of burritos, and it was off to Cal Ranch to snag her first round of puppy shots. Ran in to the manager whom I know personally, chatted with him, and then paid for the shots. We decided to head up to mom and dad’s to drop off the rest of my burrito that I didn’t eat to them, and show them what we got. While being up at the house and getting puppy snuggles, Shatzie got her first round of shots (which she didn’t like one bit). Her collar fits like a glove, and she loves her new comfy bed and blanket. From there it was a quick run to Winco. We grabbed hash browns and ketchup, a new toy for Shatzie (a squeaky hedgehog), some yogurt, and of course the obligatory pot stickers. Now, we are back home with Toby dog who finally got a bath and did very very well (he hates baths). Elk steaks, eggs, and hash browns for dinner tonight along with some more Diablo III. Other then now being exhausted from all the running around, we had an awesome day and are probably going to end it with some leftover jell-o shots as well.

Wifey mode activate

Good afternoon everyone! I’m dealing with yet another migraine today, but it’s almost gone so I’m pretty sure I’ll be back to my old self shortly. Anyway, Toby dog and I are being a little lazy at the moment seeing as how my head hurts. Marcus works another full day today, and as for me I’ll probably just clean up the house and chill out. Yesterday was such an amazing day, and if you didn’t read about it go check out the post from last night! Also, I’m continuing to hustle my little makeup biz to try and snag some spare cash for Christmas. I’ll leave the link down below and as always, feel free to contact me with questions! I have still been tracking my fertility, and it’s another low day according to the monitor. I’ll snag a good pic of it and leave it down below so you guys can actually see what I’m talking about! But today, it’s back to the grind of house cleaning, and being an amazing wifey (Marcus says so don’t argue). Anyway, that’s all for now but feel free to check out my link and such below!

 

http://www.youniqueproducts.com/Merrickmariah

 

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Best day ever…

Good evening my readers! I’m so sorry that I didn’t blog for a little bit, it’s just been super crazy! Okay so, Saturday we went up to my parents to do laundry and I had to watch Jayden baby. We’ve also been having some issues with the heat in our Blazer, but turns out it was the ignition switch so we bought a new one. Anyway, watched Jayden while both Bryce and Brit were working a night shift, and also was on puppy watch for mom and dad while they were at their Christmas party. By the way, the puppies are now two weeks old AND their eyes and ears are fully open! Anyways, so today Marcus and I woke up early, got ready and prettied up, and went to breakfast at McDonalds. Three McGriddles, a peppermint mocha, and some orange juice later, we topped off Bianca’s tank and headed to Idaho Falls for a date day together. We arrived in Idaho Falls and headed straight for the mall where Barnes and Noble was our first stop. Marcus bought me a book (Nightmare before Christmas with original artwork, poem, cd, and signed by Tim Burton), and we picked up a very special present for my dad for Christmas. After the bookstore, we headed to Hot Topic, Victorias Secret, Wet Seal, Bath and Body Works, Old Navy, Spencer’s, and Rue 21 to look around as well as shop. I got super spoiled with new things, and he spoiled himself too. After our shopping trip, we went to a cute little pub called The Bees Knees. Had a bomb alcoholic drink, and some seriously good food and then it was off to Petco to get ideas for Toby dog and for Shatzie (four more weeks til she comes home). Stopped at the mall again to go pee, and then came back into town. Ran back to mom and dad’s to drop off our finds, and then off to dinner at Fuji we went. We decided to sit at the hibachi grill with about five other people, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had. We even caught some broccoli in our mouths! Had some amazing food, another adult beverage, and then headed to Wal-Mart for a few more things. Now I’m sitting on the couch at home completely content with my time spent with Marcus. Tomorrow, back to the grind of blogging away and probably some house cleaning. Good night readers! Wine, movies and chocolate for us tonight!

Let me introduce you…to Younique!

Good morning! As most of you know, I am a pink status presenter for a bomb makeup company called Younique. I know I have yet to make a post about it, so here it it! I started with Younique in February of this year, and I absolutely fell in love with the company and the products! We’ve got everything from skincare to foundation and lots in between! I’ll include my link down below if you guys wanna check it out, and I think it’s already floating around here somewhere as well! Anyway, only this month you can snag an amazing bundle and get a free carrying case with it (I’ll include a pic down below). Younique has got this amazing deal called the 14 day love it guarantee which means if you snag a product from me you’ve got 14 days to love it, or send it back for a refund OR to try another product! Also, Younique helps abused women (sexually, physically, mentally) find a safe environment where they can heal for absolutely no cost to them. How bomb is that?! We’ve got cruises and incentives you can win, paid 3 hours after a sale, online or in home parties, the possibilities are endless! So, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask or e mail me! I promise I won’t bite 😉

 

http://www.youniqueproducts.com/Merrickmariah

 

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