Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 17

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by one of my little old ladies, Leana Little. She turned 11 this year and although that's pretty grown in our familia, she is not our oldest. Chula the Chi turned 14 in January. Yeah, we've got some serious seniors in the pack and we love it! I share her picture with you so that you don't forget that although I have a cute little puppy and my favorite kid, Finnashit, I still have a total of 5 pups in my pack. It always makes me laugh when people freak out at me having 5 dogs. It's really not that much work and the love is so damn real!

We didn't do much this weekend. I ran a few errands Saturday and had Father's Day breakfast with my pops on Sunday. Since not much was done this weekend, I share with you below some adorable pictures of Sawyer Moo. Don't miss the last picture, though, where I share a picture of my pops and I!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sponsored | Paperless Post

Disclosure: This post is published in partnership with Paperless Post.
All opinions are my own.

Did you know we welcomed a new pack member this month? His name is Sawyer Moo and you can read more about him here. We haven't had a new kid in the familia in a little over three years and it's been rough especially since he's been a bit sick. So when Paperless Post, a company focused on design-driven online and printed stationery, contacted me for a partnership, I knew a welcome party was very much needed!

On the Paperless Post website's About Me section, you'll find info on their vision, their product, and their company. They have found a way to redefine the way we connect with people both online and off by providing you with beautiful designs. And it very easy way to design these cards with a simple and straight to the point website.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sawyer Moo Reed - New Pack Member!

No #WeekendSnapshots this week because I have something better to share. The Reed pack has a new family member and we've named him Sawyer Moo Reed! Sawyer Moo was bailed out of the Harris County Animal Shelter* 06/05/17 after being there since the 23rd of May. He is a Pit Bull although they called him a "Mastiff". Apparently, they call Pit's that in the shelter 🀷 He is about 14 weeks young and weighs a total of 13 lbs!

Let me tell you the story of how this kid ended up joining our family by accident.
Okay, not really by accident but follow along for more pictures, too!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 16

Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by Marco's Pizza and this delicious freaking pie! We're typically Papa John's or Dominos but the husband tried Marco's once and now we're on our fourth visit, I think. The service is great, the prices are great, and the pie is amazing! What more can you ask for?

It was a rainy and super humid weekend in the H so we tried to stay indoors as much as we could. These are the best weekends, aside from our camping trips, because we get to spend mucho time together eating at home and watching movies.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Carpe Tacos Tote Bag Review | Society 6

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post
but there are affiliate links in this post.

A few weeks back I bought my very first Society6 tote. I actually bought one for myself and one for Mama Carrizo. Thanks to the 18" x 18" tote I bought her, I didn't have to wrap the rest of her Mama's Day gifts πŸ˜„  I did wrap them up in tissue paper, though 😏  Click here to see the tote I bought her. She's the bag lady of our family and she's been on this reading kick so I went with this Bookworms bag, get it? πŸ˜„

What is Carpe Taco, you ask? Pick Taco. Enjoy Taco. Seize Taco. Use Taco. I'm a Taco Everyday type of person so this design spoke to me! The fact that it's blue did add brownie points when deciding if I should buy it. Thankfully, Society6 stays having deals so the price wasn't much of an issue. Sign up for their newsletter and get their deals via email!

Follow along for pictures and my two cents on this tote bag from Society6 below!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 15

Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by my visit to Barnes & Nobles over the weekend! I bought some goodies and none included an actual book. No frown face needed as I have enough books right now. 

I spent this weekend without the husband as he left to New Mexico Wednesday night. I took it as a sign for me to fully recharge. Not just physically but mentally and emotionally. This meant sitting on my ass for extended periods of time and also doing some cleaning. I did some major late spring-early summer cleaning which led me to drop off three bags to Goodwill. And then I ended up at Michael's and Barnes & Nobles. #dontjudgeme

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Paper Files+Giveaway | May 2017

Today's #ThePaperFiles post is brought to you by Summer 2017. Summer doesn't officially start until June but I'm in Houston with bipolar weather so cut me some slack. 😊 I figured since we're a month ahead, I'd make this month's giveaway based on summer fun and vacations!

Before we move on to the goodies, I wanted to share a little something-something with you. If you follow me on Instagram πŸ‘‰ @a_shankasaurus or my FB page πŸ‘‰ facebook.com/3twentysix then you already know this, if not, keep reading. I've made quite a few paper loving homies through my blog and have asked some of them to host giveaways with me. One of my paper loving homies is Bre from Brewrites.com. We've met up for paper dates a few times (and macaroons πŸ˜‹) and we went to the Buju workshop at Brazos Bookstore last week (see post here).

This friendship has helped grow our paper addiction and it's turned into something fantastical as Bre and I have joined forces to share it with you!! Yeah, this means we're about to enable the hizzie out of you, haha! Follow our new account on Instagram πŸ‘‰@PaperFiles and our new page over on Facebook πŸ‘‰ facebook.com/PaperFiles. Both of these links are in the Rafflecopter widget below as entries, too! We're planning a fun giveaway soon so make sure to follow!

On to the goodies!

Number Uno: Yellow Busy Bee journal with bookmark ribbon - lined

Number Dos: The 52 Lists Project journal (affiliate)

Number Tres: A packing list pad, pocket size, for all those fun vacations you're gonna have

Number Cuatro: A blank birthday card that says Have a picture perfect birthday

Number Cinco: Fringe 3-pack pen set (affiliate)

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bujo 101 | Brazos Bookstore

Shopping local is my thing. But I admit that even though I'm a fan of books and everything paper, I've never been in a Houston bookstore. I'm not talking about the big chain bookstores. Of course, I've been in those. I'm talking about a one-of-a-kind Houston bookstore. A bookstore where the employees greet you and it's real. A place that isn't too big or too small. Where the atmosphere doesn't smell of anything other than the sweet smell of all the book pages in the building! 😍

This place is Brazos Bookstore and it's located near Kirby Drive on Bissonnet Street in my sweet, sweet city of Houston! A little bit of this bookstore from their site-

"In 1974, Karl Kilian opened Brazos Bookstore to encourage the growth and development of the emerging Houston literary scene with a clear focus on personalized service, community engagement, and passionate curation...." 

"...Brazos Bookstore continues to be locally owned by a group of twenty-seven Houstonians who came together and purchased the bookstore when Kilian announced his retirement in 2006. Read about our current staff here."

So while visiting this bookstore was on my Must Visit list, I am rarely around this area of town as I live very much west of it. What brought me to finally visit this bookstore was a Bullet Journaling 101 workshop. I saw it on Facebook and immediately clicked going and shared it with my homies.

I got there an hour before it started not necessarily by choice but because it was the smartest thing to do. If I went home not only would I not make it on time but I would probably get too comfy and decide to pass on the workshop. Getting there early gave me time to look around and also pick a good seat. My table was full of fantastical folks with many jokes. We all become friends on Instagram because having paper loving homies is the best, no?

We learned quite a few things and not only did we discuss BUJO but Kristara from Kristara Calligraphy taught us a little about hand lettering. I swear this lady is a Goddess with the skills she has and she's as sweet as can be.

The second workshop will be held at Brazos Bookstore
on July 20th and you definitely don't want to miss it! 

Thank you, Brazos Bookstore, our Bujo teacher Ülrika Moats,
and Kristara for this fun workshop!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 14

Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by the incredible appetizer I picked at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille for Mama's Day yesterday. This dish is Perry's Signature fried asparagus and they top it with jumbo lump crabmeat. As if fried anything wasn't good enough they just had to add crabmeat. I'm not upset, though, it was amazing in every way.

Perry's Mama's day dinner was a pricey one but a well-deserved dinner. Mama Carrizo is the most amazing human I know and she is worth much more but this is the place she picked so we were all for it. It was our first visit and we were very impressed. It wasn't just the food that was incredible. The service was on point. It's good for your soul to go all out on a delicious meal every once in a while. Trust.

Overall, I had a weekend full of really tasty food and
ya can't be mad at that, can ya? 😁

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Friday, May 12, 2017

aristumbles | 5

Here are a few links that caught my attention this week!


Remember that Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial that bombed so freaking hard?
Heineken did a fantastical job with this commercial and it's definitely worth a watch.

Slow cooker shredded tacos that my husband made for me last night!
They were ah-mazing!

A giant lion was carved from one single tree by 20 people in China.
I like art, I really do. But I'm sad for the tree.

15 makeup goodies you'll want to switch your pricey goodies for.

I haven't read the book yet or seen the TV show but Houston's Brazos Bookstore is holding a screening for The Handmaid's Tale today at 7 PM.

I found a new high-res stock photo site that lets you use their photos for whatever you want.

She hasn't had luck finding her family and she'd appreciate it if you shared her story.
Edit: The news said she now has a foster!

A really great piece on Houston from Los Angeles Times and how it has become the most diverse place in America.

One of the books I added to my to-read list over on Goodreads



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 13

Today's WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by tasty shrimp fried rice at Miyabi Sushi Japanese RestaurantMiyabi's has been on this series MANY times and it's because its REALLY is good! I wouldn't rave about something (especially if it involves food) like this if it wasn't legit. It's a cute and quiet place with very polite servers. One piece of advice- Get the Angry Roll. I swear you'll thank me later!

So it's been a while since I stopped by and wrote something here. I realize I said I'd be back some time ago but life has been entertaining. Notice I didn't say busy because honestly, aren't we all busy? I was on vacation with my familia the third week of April which was fantastical and much needed. See, Mama Carrizo, my two older sisters, and I haven't been on a vacation, just the four of us, in a little over a decade. Life freaking happened and we couldn't get our work and traveling schedule right. Until this year!! I'll spare you all the details but I will tell ya this. We went to Panama City Beach, Florida for about ten days and I enjoyed the fuck out of the sun (with lots of skincare goodies) and the fantastical beach!! 

Vacations are needed, people, so get you some!!

The week I came back from vaca was Rough with a capital R! Catching up on a four-day work week was one of the things I thought I had prepared myself for. I wasn't ready. Oh, and then there was the fact that I worked for at least an hour every day during the vaca. πŸ™Š  That following weekend was the husband's birthday and off we went on a camping trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park. That was another great adventure for us as we took the Finnster! More of that later. (I know I say that a lot. 'More of that later' shit. But I swear when I write it, I really mean it. It's just that.. uh, I have no excuse. Just know that I do mean it. LOL!)

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hiatus 2017

It's vacation with the familia time and that means I'll be MIA
from the blog but you can still find me on my social networks!

I'll be heading out to Panama City Beach, FL with my mom and
two sisters this weekend and I'll be back April 25th.

Yeah, I started the hiatus a week early because I'm lazy and won't be updating the blog.

Anyways, have a great two weeks and I'll see ya when I come back!

Friday, April 7, 2017

aristumbles | 4

Here are a few links that caught my attention this week!


The idea of a cube-like-tent for our camping adventures sounds mucho fun!

Milk & Cookies are my shizzle!
Putting Tiny's Milk and cookies shop on my must visit list!

Bike backpack with The Simpsons theme? Yes, please!

This granddaughters of witches you couldn't burn shirt puts a big smile on my face!

Getting frustrated with the lack of Latino-owned businesses online,
two ladies found Shop Latinx. It's an online magazine,
business database, and resource page. 

Unique DIY Lens Filters from Lomography

Game of Thrones parody toilet decal that made me laugh.
Yes, I'm seriously considering getting two!

This work area makes me want to write on the walls of my own work area.

Did you hear about the UBERBae? She found out her boyfriend
was cheating when she dropped off the side chick at his apartment. 

And finally, have you seen the new Justice League
movie trailer? Watch it below!



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PL + 2017 + WK 1

Today I'm taking it back to 2014 and starting Project Life, again! I've tried this form of memory keeping for three years and have yet to complete an entire year. Starting it again this year doesn't necessarily mean I'll be finishing this year. It means that I'm tired of seeing all my scrapbooking goodies not being used. Not to mention the amount of cash I've spent on cards, stamps, paper, stickers, etc. So yeah, crossing my fingers once again.

This year I'm going back to the 12x12 format because the 9x12 format didn't do it for me. I blame switching sizes to not following through last year 🀷🏻‍♀️ I did so much research on the size and I was so excitamated when I finally jumped on a sale to buy the new binder and clear sheets. But no. It was a major fail on my part. I couldn't adapt to the smaller version with all the shit I wanted to add each week. What I am keeping is the Monday to Sunday weeks so that I can keep my weekends in one spread instead of splitting them up every week. I plan on cutting the ton of 12x12 pages I have for my backgrounds and keeping the journaling short. 

FYI: These pictures are shit and I apologize. My camera's flash died (think I mentioned it before) so I've been improvising "light" in different ways.

Wish me luck 😁

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 12

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by my shade game via the HTX Boss Babes Spring Pop-Up Market! I tried three pairs of shades on by Vida Antigua and then realized they were the same except a different color, haha! That meant I had to buy a pair, right? My sister liked a few so she hooked me up with a navy pair!

I'm really big on shopping local and of course handmade so visiting this pop-up market with Mama Carrizo and my sister was a big deal to me. I wanted them to see the goodies the ladies in our city create and how much fun it is to hang out at these markets. Truth is, my mama might be joining some of these pop-up shops soon. More on that later!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 11

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by my birthday adventure to Pace Bend Park in Spicewood, TX! This was my view Sunday morning while awaiting a tasty birthday breakfast. Shout out to Ana for gifting me this lovely book by rupi kaur titled milk and honey (affiliate)! So yes, I turned 33 and if my birthday weekend is any indication of what 33 will be like.. I am so freaking ready!!

The plan since our January adventure has been to have at least one trip a month this year! So when my birthday landed on a weekend, we knew we had to plan a birthday trip! We invited some homies and their pups and off we went. I thank all the gods for allowing my birthday trip to happen without any major storms. I mention this because we heard Houston was hit with some heavy storms so we definitely dodged that bullet.

We ate a lot. The trip and the fantastical food menu for the weekend was my husband's gift to me. He said he thought about what it was that I truly loved and what made me incredibly happy. He didn't have to think too much because eating came to mind almost immediately πŸ˜‚ He searched the interwebs for tasty camping grub and BAM! He came through for me, haha! 

Anyways, check out the snapshots below and don't forget
to watch the last video. I promise you it'll make you smile and maybe even laugh!


Don't forget to enter #ThePaperFiles March
giveaway with me and Bre!
It ends in 14 hours! Enter here!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Today's #ThePaperFiles post is brought to you by cereal and Typo! That's right, this month's giveaway is full of awesome Typo goodies and I'm excitamated about it! I teamed up with Bre from Brewrites for March's giveaway!

I typically like to have a theme for these giveaways. Bre and I really didn't have an idea on what we wanted the theme to be but we both like the color black so we rolled with it. This is my birthday month so you'd think we could have come up with something else. LOL! To be honest, it was a weekday evening when we met up at Typo and you know how exhausting it is to be an adult.. the end of the week just made it worse. But, we did stop at Tout Suite and that's always a fun & delicious stop! My husband was out of town so I bought 4 macarons and actually got to eat them myself 🀣

One more thing- I want to apologize if the pictures are crappier than usual. My camera's flash died and I haven't repaired it yet. These pictures are my first ones taken outside in the sun. I'm sure most would say that this is the best way to do it but whatevs 🀷😁

On to the goodies!

Number Uno: You cannot be cereal spiral (not affiliate) with an elastic fastener - lined paper - 6x8

Number Dos: The working week in summary spiral - blank pages - 4-1/2 x 6-1/2

Number Tres: It's lit spiral with elastic fastener - lined paper - 8x11

Number Cuatro: Zippered pencil bag in black, pink and a shiny pink? 😁 9x6

Number Cinco: Greeting card that you have to fill out -5-1/2 x 6-1/2

Number Seis: Two pens - french fries and an all black pen

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 10

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by the Houston Rodeo, my sister, and this mama that was stressed out and ready to give birth (she more than likely already did!). According to Mama Carrizo, we saw the Rodeo animals together about 22 years ago. I admit that the times I've been there since then, I've only been to the concert or I go straight to the food. I'm not much of a carnival ride person because I'm not trying to die. Not that people die on them, I just can't handle it πŸ˜‚

Seeing the animals was pretty exciting to me! Now although I love animals, I am not a vegetarian but don't think I haven't considered it. A few years ago my husband showed me a video of how cows are mistreated and then killed. It freaking broke me. I think I lasted a month or so without beef, pork, & chicken. The reason why I went back was because I started to feel a bit weak and I wasn't sleeping right. I believe it was because I wasn't getting those nutrients elsewhere. I've considered doing it again, I just have to find the right mix because you know I love to eat!

This isn't to say that all Houston Rodeo animals are killed or not because I honestly don't know the deal with these animals. I do know that none of them looked to be mistreated or upset. We saw a few steers that were very affectionate towards their handler and that definitely put a smile on my face!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 9

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by the lovely Sweet Tea (Yes, I know I capitalized it Grammarly!!) station in my local Whataburger! It is quite a beauty and tastes delicious. Just so we're clear, Whataburger Sweet Tea is tasty but definitely not my #1. That's a conversation for another day.

Thanks to my fantastical Whataburger tumbler, I can keep my Sweet Tea cold pretty much all day. No, this is not an advertisement and no that's not an affiliate link (although, I should be paid for all this free advertisement I give them πŸ€” ) I just really like Sweet Tea and my tumbler so I brag about it 🀷🏻‍♀️

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 8

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by bananas! Okay, not really but they were part of the theme for the birthday party I went to Saturday. Not your typical party as it was for a one-year-old but it was a blast! Baby Matthew turned one and the birthday theme was monkeys. His mama, Farah (bottom), got all the deco help from Pinterest and dammit am I a proud friend, haha!

Shout out to Jessica (left), Susana (right), and Farah (bottom) for being my friend for what seems like forever. I have been lucky enough to call these ladies my friends for many, many years even though we don't see or speak to each other every day. If that's not friendship, I have this thing all types of wrong! Thanks so much to Farah and Javier for inviting us to the birthday shindig and winning not one but two prizes, haha!

On another note, this post is late because it's been another busy week and I've come down with a sinus infection or cold or.. honestly, I'm not sure what it is and my doc wasn't very clear. Point is, I haven't been sick in like two years and so I feel like serious shit. I'm writing all of this from my bed btw.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

aristumbles | 3

Here are a few links that caught my attention this week!


#2 is spot on!

Some are gross!

And blasts it all over the city

I certainly wouldn't invite too many people over.

I think I did pretty well! I had not heard of some of the words, LOL!

So many shocked faces!!

Enamel pins that look like film, y'all!
Yes, I think I might have to buy me one!

23 productivity hacks that are worth a read
I'm already doing some of these!

I think I would like to try them.

Everything, Everything is a book I'm reading that was turned into a book
It's the story about the chick who can't leave her home but she finally does for love!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 7

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by our anniversary adventure in Huntsville State Park. That's right, the husband, Finnashit, and I packed up and drove about two hours to camp it up on our 5 year wedding anniversary. It's crazy how fast time flies but it really feels like we've been married for far longer than that, haha! We met up with another couple there and when they left Saturday at noon, another couple met us there!

Finn and I had never been to this park so we were excitamated for the new adventure! I especially liked that the drive was way shorter than the Flat Creek adventure but Flat Creek still has my heart! What the husband and I didn't plan on was the weather dropping the way it did. We froze our asses off Friday night and it put me in a really shitty mood. My apologies to my husband and the Finnashit, but I needed warmth and although my sleeping bag was super thermal, I was still fucking cold!

See more photos below or on my FLICKR.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Aristumbles | 2

Here are a few of my favorite things on the internet this week!


You've heard of Grammarly, right? It's one of my favs but check this one out, too!

My commute to and from work is almost an hour so I'm grateful for new podcasts!

A favorite Instagram account of mine with great quotes!

50 places to buy groceries online because sometimes leaving the house isn't cool! 

Powerful birth pictures that you must see!

11 reasons why toxic men are attracted to you.

Tacos al pastor are my shizzle & that is why I need this shirt! You need it, too!

This guy's shirt and drink match and it's kind of funny!

Three reasons why you should read a book right now and they're really good reasons!



Weekend Snapshots | 6

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by Finn's first dog park adventure! I've been hesitant to take him because of the stories I've heard about evil folks doing shady shit at dog parks. I used to take Leana Little all the time because she's the best behaved but then the stories freaked me out so we stopped. I'd say it's been about three years or so. I'm pretty sure I had more fun than her because she never left my side but I got to cuddle all sorts of cute kids, haha!

We took him to the Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek and parked on the wrong side so we had a mile to walk before we hit the dog area. We decided to visit this one because a few friends had mentioned how clean and safe it was what with the patrol and maintenance being done regularly. I once again had a great time watching the little man act super nervous. Oh, and he proved to us that he is totally a mama's boy and I am A-OK with that πŸ˜€

PS: I've never posted my WS on a Friday but it's been a super busy week
and I didn't want to miss sharing my little boy's big adventure, haha!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Today's #ThePaperFiles post is brought to you by pink goodies. Pink is not one of my favorite colors but it's one of the colors of Valentine's day so this giveaway will have a ton of pink & I'm okay with that. In this month's giveaway, I teamed up with Connie from Momma of dos and her daughter Camila. We did two giveaways last year and had mucho fun! I've known these ladies for quite some time now and I love it when they join me for a paper giveaway!

Now, I know you're thinking well Valentine's Day has passed so what good are these goodies but there is only one paper good that specifically says Valentine's Day on it so you can use the rest whenever! On to the good stuff below!

Number Uno: Pink and gold flowered journal

Number Dos: Two mini Valentine's Day cards with three pens

Number Tres: Three regular sized greeting cards

Number Cuatro: Small pink zippered pencil bag

Number Cinco: Gold planner stickers by SugarPaper - 365 count

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 5

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by my adventure at a monster truck event, the Monster Jam at NRG Stadium. This was my first monster truck rally and I loved it so much that I considered going to Vegas for the final!! Okay, by considered I mean I checked out the prices and the thought of going disappeared real quick. πŸ˜‚

I found it hilarious that there weren't too many adults without children. Thankfully the group we were with had three kids in it so we were good! Oh, one thing that made me smile from ear to ear was seeing fathers with their daughter(s)! I swear it was the sweetest shit, ever. While waiting in a drink line, a father put a monster truck hat (it was shaped like a freaking monster truck & I should have bought me one!!) on his daughter and giggled like a schoolgirl as he told her not to move so he could take a picture for mom! Haha! Want to see a father & daughter having a great time at the rally? Check out this picture of Brownlee & his mini-me daughter, Addy! Cute, right? Yeah, imagine a ton of those all around you! Brownlee is Brewrites husband and Addy is their daughter. Speaking of which, hoping to bring her back this year for #ThePaperFiles. OH, and stay tuned for this month's #ThePaperFiles with Connie and her mini-me, Camila!

Something I want to put out there in case you haven't had someone tell you already is... NEVER ZOOM IN ON YOUR CAMERA PHONE! Yeah, I did it. And the pictures below will prove that it's a no-no! I wasn't very prepared for this event which is why my camera didn't make it in.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Just one more chapter, please! | 1

I'm starting a new series to keep me accountable. See, I started a reading challenge on Goodreads and I'm trying to read 10 books this year. I can't remember how many books I challenged myself to read last year but I'm pretty sure I didn't reach my goal. Because procrastination. Not this year, though. I'm planning on following through and I hope you harass me in order to do so. πŸ˜€

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Weekend Snapshots | 4

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by this cute and funny plate my sister found at the store the other day. It was a set of 4 dishes in different colors with the same saying but there was no price and they were all chipped somewhere so we passed. Hilarious, though, right? πŸ˜‚

Jihane and I hit up a Superbowl edition Pop Up Shop hosted by the Pop Up Shop Chicks because you know we love to shop local. The only frustrating part was that it was located in downtown and the word chaos doesn't even cover the shit we went through. BUT, it was worth it once we finally got our cars valeted. 

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Friday, February 3, 2017

aristumbles is back!

Here are a few of my favorite things on the internet this week!


21 Facebook accounts that will make you smarter. Are you following any of these?

I'm excitamated to see Finding Dory on this list!

This review makes me really interested in this slow cooker for $99 (affiliate) and the amazing food my husband is going to make. Yes, let's be honest, I won't be fucking with it much πŸ˜‚

Love snail mail and paper? Check out this list of 10 Planner

21 cartoons that spoke to so many Americans in response to Trump's Refugee ban.

Forestbound makes this legit utility bag that I need in my life. You probably do, too!

Every Monday, Creative Market releases some free goodies and here are this week's goods!

29 books you should check out before the movie comes out! We all know books are always better!

And, for my last link... I'm sharing my new Instagram account for my paper shenanigans!