i'm FINALLY out of my funk!

Well, I'm finally back.
And with a REAL blog post.
Not a contest, not a giveaway, not a sponsor post...ME!
Speaking of sponsors, I've decided to change things up starting next month. 
In December, I'll no longer offer sponsor featured posts. 
I will still offer the option of sidebar placement ads and one large group giveaway. (Everything has been updated on my "Sponsor" page.)
I've found that it's been way too difficult to manage with working and going to school full-time. 
It's caused me to be super stressed out and every time I've sat down to write a post, I basically want to throw my computer out the window.
Instead, I've ended up blogging a lot of "fluff" posts and for that I'm sorry.
Again, this has nothing to do with the amazing bloggers who have sponsored me (I LOVE YOU ALL!) but rather me taking on more than I can handle.
I just never want to feel like blogging causes me stress because I absolutely love it and the whole stress part really takes the fun out of it..resulting in super lame posts by yours truly.
And to be honest, my lame blog posts haven't been just about me being busy and stressed.
I've also been struggling with missing my dad and grandpa and it's just been really hard to have to start facing the holidays without them for the first time.
This time of year has always been my absolute favorite, and now it just sucks.

Okay, so now that all of that awkwardness is out of the way, I thought I'd fill you in on what I've been up to this past week...

1. I went to the fair. I haven't been in ages and had the best time. Colton and I spent an embarrassingly absurd amount of money on carnival games, but hey, we ended up with some pretty awesome prizes. And let me just say, I definitely kicked his booty in the game department. See that giant dolphin? That was all me. And those itty bitty fish? Colton. I rest my case. We also conquered that beast of a slide. Oh, and hello turkey leg the size of my head.

2. I watched Colton play video games...while eating candy out of a pinata. A pinata that we were supposed to break during our Halloween party last weekend but somehow "forgot." I think Colton really just wanted to save it and reap the benefits.

3. I went on a date with Colton. He surprised me with lunch at my favorite restaurant (True Food Kitchen) and a very exciting secret activity.

4. I ate way too much frozen yogurt. With lots and lots of unhealthy toppings to defeat the purpose of eating the frozen yogurt in the first place.

5. I got eyelash extensions. I haven't worn makeup all week because of them (see photo), thus, they are my new best friend.

6. I took a million and a half photos of my brother sleeping. What I really wanted to do was wake him up and play with that cute little face.

7. I celebrated Halloween with my family. This included eating delicious homemade chili, going trick-or-treating with my little brothers, helping Maximus sort out all of his candy, and dressing Zoey up in a ridiculous (and hilarious) skeleton costume.

Okay, that's all I've got for you today.
But I promise to be back very soon!
I've got a lot of fun future posts up my sleeve.
And I can't wait to tell you all about the last minute Halloween party that Colton and I threw.
It ended up being so much fun and I almost cried the next day because I was so sad it was over. 
Yeah, I wish I were kidding.



  1. Love this! Sorry about your dad and grandpa. :( HUGS

  2. Brie, you don't even have to wear make up. You're so cute without make up! On a serious note, I'm sure your dad and grandpa would want you to still have this time of the year your favorite. I'm sure there will be that hole in your heart for them but I'm also sure your family will find a way to get through the holidays together. :)


  3. A- you are SO pretty. B- I'm so sorry about your dad and grandpa, but I know they're still with you somehow. :)

  4. So great to have you back gorgeous! I love those eyelash extensions, wow.
    I am so sorry about you missing your dad and grandpa so much :(
    But, I am super glad that you had such an awesome time at the fair, going out to eat, and having a wonderful Halloween!

  5. 1) they sell beer at y'all's fair?!?
    2) your eyelashes look AMAZING! but not too fakey, that's what's always turned me off to anything false. great job! looks awesome!!

  6. Glad to have you back! I struggle with this as well when I work more than usual and all I want to do is blog, but it becomes a bit stressful! I hope to be back on track soon, too :)

  7. So excited you're out of your "funk". I still LOVE your "fluff" posts anyways :) Your fair trip looks amazinggg!! Have a wonderful day sweet girl!!

  8. Welcome back, Brie! We all go through a little blogging "funk" - I'm in the middle of a ridiculously LONG one right now, yikes! - but there's nothing wrong with taking a little break! <3

  9. Woooo so glad that you're back! Makes me happy to see your pretty face in my Reader! I can tell you've been having a blast...and your eyelashes look INCREDIBLE. I'm so amazed. Hope you're having a good day!

  10. I was bummed I missed out on the fair this year! I always look forward to the amazingly terrible food! :) And I want lash extensions!! You look great all fresh faced!

  11. Those eyelash extensions are AwesoMe!
    Love the pic of your guy gaming and eating out of the pinata. Priceless! :)
    What a great sister you are, and sounded like some good family time.

  12. i hope you and your family make it through the holidays okay, but as one blogger said, i'm sure your dad and gpa would want you to have fun during your fav holiday. <3

    so, how does one actually GET eyelash extensions?!

    and what is the "exciting secret activity" from the lunch date!?!?! do we get to hear about it?

  13. I've missed you sweet girl. I got your e-mail this morning and it was the best way to start my day. Loveeeee those eyelash extensions..are you still loving them? and how long will they last? XO

  14. You're lash extensions are adorable! Hope everything is going better! :)

    ♥ Samantha


  15. Looks like you have had such wonderful fun! I hope it has been able to be somewhat of a distraction for you during this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with you.



  16. I think you are out of your funk bc of the eyelash extensions! promise. I have had them for 4 years & I can't imagine life without them lol they look so great/natural on you! looks like you have been having some fun!

  17. Haha you go girl with your carnival game skills. I have been eating candy all week too just not out of a skull piñata and instead out of my Longchamp because I did in fact dump two clearance bags of Halloween candy in there haha. You look great without makeup!!

  18. Wow I love your eyelash extensions! I need to get some NOW.

  19. What an awesome week! Love your new eyelashes! Sending you supportive hugs! xoxo

  20. Such a fun week you had!

  21. That is the main reason why I have not gone to sponsorships yet! So much pressure! Anyway, I'm glad your back. Disregard my emails while you were gone, but I hope I'll be able to work with you sometime in the future! Welcome back lady!

  22. I just found your blog and I love it!

  23. Glad you're back! The fair looks like too much fun! Despite your troubles, it looks like you have some amazing friends and family to share your time with.

  24. LOVE your eyelash extensions !!

  25. I want more details on these eyelash extensions!!! Please & Thank you!!! <3

  26. So sorry about your dad & grandpa. Sending happy thoughts your way. I LOVE ur eyelash extensions! They look so pretty!

  27. I love following you on instagram, so don't worry too much about writing a post because your pictures are soo cute. as much as i would love to be awesome blogger and write awesome posts, I can't not with grad school and keeping my sanity and eyelash extensions? I have been curious about them for a while since my sisters inherited all the long lashes genes..they look amazing!!

  28. Sometimes life happens=no time for blogging..hahaha Love your cute stuff animals you won. :-) I haven't been to a fair in years!

  29. Gorgeous pictures:) Yes, its tough to face certain times of the year without someone that is so special to you.
    Dropping in from The Daily Tay to meet you and follow, follow and follow.

    Hope you week is filled with laughter:)

  30. Found you via the Ms. Messy. I LOVE going to the fair every year. I really want to see the one in Iowa. I hear it's amazing. All your food pics look delicious! And I think you are just fine without makeup!

  31. cool pics! looks like so much fun!

  32. Check out all that yummy food!!! Let us know how your eyelash extensions work out down the road ... I have debated getting them myself, but haven't heard any end results from anyone who has tried them out.
    Messy.Dirty.Hair sent me over, but we are already besties in my head, so I woulda been here regardless! LOL!
    Hope you are having a great week!!

  33. Oh my gosh I love your eyelash extensions. I just saw a groupon for them and I think I need to go do it!!

    Your brothers are so freaking cute.

  34. Hi there! MessyDirtyHair sent me! :-)

  35. I love your bag...and big kiss for kids:)


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