Sunday, December 6, 2020

Back Again

There used to be a time when my heart would pour out into blog posts. I was filled to the brim with ideas and thoughts. Even if no one read them they could live somewhere. And if by chance they resonated with someone, it was a thrill to have touched a person's heart. I slowly became a much more talkative person, but there truly are not enough ears for me to bother. It can't all be about me and others listening. I feel the pull again. Especially after my nightly prayer. So here you have it interwebs, I'm back. 

For those of you that don't know me, hi! I'm Fabiola, a thirty something with an overactive mind, part child of wonder, part fanciful lady. To my chagrin I remain a night owl, in perpetual pursuit of the early riser syndrome. I'm Catholic, like super Catholic, but bad at the follow through. Confession is imminent. Tomorrow 2pm. Jesus is the love of my life, not because I'm perpetually single, there's just something about him. Namely he's God. So there's that. 

If you gave me a choice between jeans and.... don't give me jeans... ew. I've begun dabbling in them again but carefully, carefully. Only when my outfit is meant to suggest the early 90s. 

I love color and stories and speaking in bad accents. Hopeless romantic. Boys are cute. Marriage is very appealing. 


Thanks for visit. See you again soon!


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Friday Favorites: Christmas Shopping

There was a time when I would leave malls in under half and hour because I was so overstimulated that my introverted mind kept shouting "abort! abort!". I did very little shopping or gift giving back then. Now there is online shopping and I've upped my game. These shops have been top of my list this season and they've yet to fail me.

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For my nerdy friends:
The big wigs: Disney, Harry Potter and Doctor Who are well represented and there are useful, indulgent and obscure finds in cue. Smaller franchises also have a bunch of fun things to choose from.

The difference? Box Lunch has higher quality products and a smaller selection. 

Both cover a large breadth of Disney IP than the Disney Store itself. 


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For my trendy gals:
Overpriced? Yes. However home goods and paper products are way more affordable. Everything is just so beautifully designed you know it won't end up in the donation pile.

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For my religious peeps:
As different as they are to each other you can find something that appeals to the design conscious and visually sensitive.  And I'm not the least bit embarrassed about buying socks for someone when they are this cool.

Votive Candle from Providential Co. 
They have a wider selection.

 Merry Giftgiving!
(P.S. I don't mention The Disney Store and Disney Park Stores because I get a ridiculous discount and that really isn't fair. Plus unless you live near a park it's hard to get your hands on the coolest stuff)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Portrait of a Friend: Ami


Kindred Spirits are hard to find and Ami is one of mine. I finally got around to drawing her, and she deserves it too after spending countless hours with me on the phone for the last four years. Through the tribulations of life as a Catholic, artist and single girl in this here century she's been there for me  through indiscernible conversations when I'm crying so hard I can't get a word out, and the joyous times when I'm so giddy my stories are equally disjointed. And I hope I've been there for her as she has been there for me. So glad to have you in my life pretty girl!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday Favorites: Holiday Makeup Collections

If you're thinking about picking up makeup this fall and winter season there are plenty of holiday collections coming in to choose from. So many! I go into Sephora and I want to run out and never go back because choices. I rarely buy expensive makeup unless I like the formula and the packaging. After watching and reading reviews here's what I've decided to buy.

1) Too Faced Melted Matte Gingerbread Man: This sweetly packaged lip color got amazing reviews last year and was realesed again this year. It smells like gingerbread! Yum! There is another version called Melted Matte Gingerbread Girl, if that color looks nicer on me I'll get that one! $21

2) Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas: An adorable collection, each lip color a different scent! Packaging is equally cute! all colors I like. Melted Matte formula. $25

3) Sephora Collection The Enchanting Colors Eye and Face Palette: I swatched this in store and the colors are pigmented and no color is out of place. No green! Yay! Not only is the packaging beautiful but this makes for a great traveling palette. And thankfully, very affordable. That always helps. $18

Thanks for stopping by! Much love to my makeup loving friends! Sarah, Nessa and Rebecca!