Hi, I Miss You.

Well hello there! How’s it going? I truly apologize for my absence, I’ve let the blog get away from me these last few weeks. Life has gotten so busy, I have literally had something every weekend and there is so much in those weekends that I want to share! Being part of a wedding is no joke, there is so much that goes into it. I am finally past the bridal shower and the bachelorette party (both were successes) and now all we have is the wedding trip, but still in-between these two weeks before we leave I have another wedding and a baby shower! Awwww I just want to be lazy all day and blog. Life was so crazy that I even forgot about my own blogaversary, we are 3 now!

I just wanted to let you know that I am still here. I have been doing most of my work lately on my Instagram so if you don’t follow me you should so we can stay in touch! Follow @the.B.Law. I also wanted to tell you about what I want to tell you about to hold myself accountable (did that sentence even make sense?). I will tell you in the normal Brittany fashion, in list form!… My bffffff and I have list issues, like SERIOUS issues. We makes lists for everything, then read them to each other. We even put on our to do list to make ANOTHER to do list… #freaks

Anyways, things that I want to fill you in on:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Bachelorette Party
  • 3rd Blogaversary
  • Bible Study
  • Vacation Packing (dreading by the way)
  • Catch up on style!

I think that is it… okay bye! Miss you!

2 Year Blogaversary

Wow I cannot believe that it is already the 2nd anniversary of my blog! This past year has gone by SO fast and so much has happened. Obviously the biggest thing blog wise was the name change from Tragic Girls to the.B.Law. on January 1st. I have been so happy with the change and have really been focusing on writing about more topics, especially style, my love in life. But don’t worry, I am still tragic, I can’t help it.

I feel like I have improved this past year with posting and actually posting more. My first year I wrote 77 posts, this past second year I posted 97! (yes I sat down and counted) There is still room to improve and grow, I want to bring that number up this next year. I always say that I am going to start making schedules for posts, and I will be good about it for a week or two and then I slack. My goal is to really do better with that. I sat down last night and made a schedule for this week and it didn’t even take me very long so I want to now make that my Sunday homework. I love blogging on Sundays anyways so now that will be my day to plan as well. If anyone has any tips on how they schedule or plan out their blogs please share! I would love to hear how other bloggers do it.

I am excited for this year. I want to try some new things and have already started on a couple new projects. It is taking a bit longer than I expected but it is okay, it will be great once I get it done and I am excited to share!

Thank you for all of your support these last two years and I cant wait to see where we go from here!


I also just want to share some of my favorite blogs that I get inspiration from…

Glitter It Gold by Amanda Hellweg – Obviously because she is one of my best friends and also because she inspires me everday and I love how she posts with such confidence!

Simply Audree Kate by Audree Kate – Her blog is so amazing and filled with such great style! She inspires me to try new things and spice up my style!

Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark – I love seeing pictures of her family. They are so cute and she has such great style, beauty, and hair tips.

Talk to you all soon!

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My Favorite Things #2

I do not know why it took me so long to do another my favorite things but here is my second one finally. I will try to be better about this so I already have my next one planned! This set of favorite things is kind of an upgrade from my last one. If you missed it or can’t remember you can refresh your memory or catch up here. In my last favorite things post I shared my then new favorite mascara. Well I have a new favorite and this one will be hard to top, Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara. I got the sample size for free from Ulta for my birthday gift and let me tell you, this stuff is so amazing. The way the brush is made it grabs your lashes and curls them as you pull up. The first time I used it I was so amazed, it looked like I used an eyelash curler! (Writing blooper, as I was writing eyelash curler I wrote curling iron first- ouch that would hurt haha) Usually when I put mascara on I put a minimum of two coats on but most times three, and by coats I mean dipping the brush back in the bottle and applying another layer. After my first coat of the Roller Lash Mascara I was done. They looked perfect! I was going out though so I added another coat for good measure. But today, I wore it to work and only put on one coat and it looked like I had on my 2-3 layers of mascara. I can’t stop obsessing over it and I can’t wait to buy the full size tube. I HIGHLY recommend this mascara! Again I apologize for not having before and after pictures but I just can’t take them, I feel like I look so ridiculous, I need someone else to take them for me.

 Shop Benefit’s Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara here at Ulta!

My other favorite right now is Benefit Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer. This is a crease control concealer that goes on under your eyes and is surrounded by a layer of moisture with vitamin E and apple seed extract. It goes on so light weight it is almost as if you’re not wearing anything and it stays on all day! I feel like I look so much more awake when I have this on even though I am so tired. Fake-Up Wake-Up! This is another product I highly recommend to try out! I actually found this from another blogger so I am passing it on again!

Shop Benefit’s Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer here at Ulta!

(I promise I will start practicing before and after photos!)

New Name Reveal… TOMORROW!

Make sure to stay tuned tomorrow because I will be revealing the new name of my blog! I am so excited to get started with all of my changes! After I reveal the new name and post my explanation of all of my upcoming changes the blog will be temporarily closed, under construction to make all the changes as the new year approaches. I hope you will bear with me through this! I am so thankful for your continued support.

Talk to you tomorrow! Can’t wait!

  

Type A is for Anal

So something I can admit about myself is that I am anal. I know this. I get it from my dad, he is anal too. I love, LOVE lists, agendas, notebooks, all of that stuff. When something isn’t straight, even, or perfectly centered I can’t handle it. You’d think with my love of organization and perfection I would have a perfect room… but I don’t. Anyways I have been all about making my own cute daily agendas for myself on the computer. I have even been personalizing them for a couple friends. I even made one called Blogspiration. It is for my friend’s birthday gift so if she reads this she may see it before I give it to her so if you do, pretend to be surprised. I want to share these with you now! Feel free to share my analness and print them out for yourselves! My sister did tell me I am the lovable type A at least.

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This is an example of a personalized one:

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One Year Blogaversary

I cannot believe that it has been a year since I started the blog. It amazes me how fast it has gone by and how so much has happened in just a year. Tragic Girls has really grown. There was about a month or two that I was slacking and just had plain writers block, but that is when I realized that I do not have to stick to one topic. From then I decided to expand. Why would I need to write about things that only pertain to the title of my blog? I decided that I didn’t, that this is my blog and I will write about whatever I want. This is when it got really fun and my writers block was gone. I have the freedom to write about anything I am passionate about.

The blog is just one thing that has grown over this year, the Tragic Girls, my roomie and I, have grown just as much or more. Last year we took a huge leap and literally jumped out of the nest together. We trusted that our finances were stable enough to make it on our own, and although we still struggle, we made it. We have learned so much from this experience, not just with finances and how to budget, but how to be more independent, and make our own decisions. Both of our transformations have been huge. I moved out, got a new boyfriend, got a new job, then another new job which is permanent, got a new car, and have learned so much about myself and about what I want. My roomie moved out, got two promotions, and is working toward a third. It is just amazing how jam packed this year has been.

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Even our circle of friends has grown. As I have mentioned in previous posts, two out of the five of us are now married, and one is surely to be next. Sharing these experiences with each other has no words to describe how amazing it is. Now my older sister just got engaged. Great things are just happening for everyone and I couldn’t be happier. This is such an exciting time in our lives and I have such good friends and family to share it with.

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Our next adventure coming will be different. We will be moving out from our apartment and will no longer live together, which is really bittersweet. I could not have asked for a better roomie. We will take everything we have learned though on our new adventures and chapters of our lives. Tragic Girl Headquarters is not disappearing, it will be wherever we are and whenever we are together. I am so excited for my move down to the beach at the end of June, and for all the new things to come. I look forward to another year as Tragic Girls and I hope you all do too!

XOXO- Brittany