Recent… Hair things

If you follow me on Instagram you know that a few weeks back this picture showed up.

12509019_10203799015855562_5219260409950773628_nI recently had the most brilliant idea in the world. I was going to strip a years worth of hair dye out of my hair, because it seemed smart.

Disclaimer: it is smart and I have decided to do this every time I decided to CHANGE my color.

Once I put the color stripping on my black hair I ended up with a sort of ombre dye look where my hair goes to it’s natural chocolate-like color to a jade green. I waited a few days and decided to just let it go and try to color strip it again. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gatsby!

Today is Gatsby’s first Birthday!

During his first year of life Gatsby has had some amazing journeys and has become a welcomed and love part of my family. We can’t wait to spend many more Birthdays with our favorite little grump and we can’t wait to bring him on more adventures in the future.

HAPPY FIRST BRITHDAY GATSBY!!

Pet Updates!! January 2016

12510299_10203810611945457_6702163067786141070_nAfter Christmas break and everyone being everywhere I am happy to say that Lucia, Gatsby, and I are all once again under the same roof!!!

I got Lucia back the first week in January after she spent an entire month with Kurt out at his parent’s house. Lucia went with him because he and I do share “custody” of Lucia and he gets all school breaks if he is going home.

I’m also happy to announce that the little princesses’ new cage is just about ready!!! This has been a project long overdue and I’m happy to say that after six months it is finally done!!! A tour will be uploaded to here and to YouTube later in February, but you guys have already had a few sneak peeks on Instagram.

I am also very happy to say that as of the 21st Gatsby is at home once again! I was unable to bring him home recently because of some roommate issues so he happily took up 12552972_10203823295142529_3603163288765767472_nresidence with my parents who took wonderful care of him. He’s lost a little bit of weight, though because he ran out of some fresh treats such as chicken and mealworms but that will be remedied with the help of a very attentive owner.

So what’s coming up with Gatsby? Well, some small cage renovations for sure so that miss Cookie can come back into the apartment for sure. I’m happy to say that as of today the grids are on their way, funded by my oh so kind parents, and an updated cage video will be in the near future. Gatsby also will get to go see his vet pretty soon for his one year check up and to talk about his incredibly dry skin. Hopefully we can find a way to manage it a little better.

So yeah, everyone is happy and healthy. I’m happy to have all of my lovelies in one room again, but it’s time to start planning for rooming next year and for summer.

Life is just never done is it?

See you soon,

Amanda

Spring 2016 Organization System

If you are in college you know the struggles of organizing your school stuff, so this is how my system is organized.

I have a yellow three ring binder that has 5 dividers in it. I got the binder three years ago when I started college so I know that I got it from target…. It’s pry avery because I love that company. the dividers are from avery and I bought those at the beginning of the last school year. They both work perfectly and have for a long time now, so they are excellent quality.

So how I organize it is I put in the five dividers and each of them is a different thing. Before the first one I keep my chore chart for the week, after the first divider is my first class of the week (Advanced Creative Writing), the second is my second class of the week (East Asia Before 1800), the third one is my third class (Gender and Communication), and the fourth is my night class (Media and Children), the last one is my personal section where I put articles and things that I’m reading or using for whatever story I am currently on.

When we finish a section in my classes I will take all of the papers out of that class and put them all in a file folder with the class and the unit on them. Then they go into my drawer so that I can pull them out when I need them for the final. I find that this cuts down on the weight in my backpack and I like having everything organized by what we study. I don’t know why I think like that, but I do.

The binder has two pockets in it. The one of the front cover I use for anything that I need to hand in on paper and all of the notes that I’m taking that week. I write down the class and date that each page of notes were taken so that at the end of the week I can go through and file all of my notes, handouts, printouts, and papers that I received/took that week.

The folder in the back is where I keep all of my paper for my notes. I mainly use college rules loose leaf paper that has a reinforced side where the holes are so that they don’t rip and I don’t lose anything but I have a few pieces of graph paper and printer paper in case I find that I need them.

I also keep post it notes on the black folder in case I need them (Kurt bought me the post it notes! XD).

I have two backpacks that I use.

The first and the main one is my smaller striped backpack that I use so that i don’t find myself bringing a lot of stuff with me to class so that i don’t get distracted. I keep my pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, hygiene items, an extra pair of socks, and some snacks for the middle of the day.

My second backpack is for when I’m gone for longer periods of time (aka when i sleep over at Kurt’s). This is the bag I started college with so it is barely holding up, but it still works.  It’s sort of like a black, blue, and white plaid. It has two larger pockets. The largest one I use for a change of clothes or pajamas. The second one is for my books and binders and things. There  is two smaller pockets as well. The larger of the two smaller ones I use for pens, pencils, and all of the stuff I put in my smaller pocket of my smaller bag. The smallest pocket I use for makeup, a hairbrush, a toothbrush, deodorant, and whatever other hygiene products i decide that I need.

So that’s my organization system for my school stuff, hope that you enjoyed and hope that it gave you some ideas!

See you soon,

Amanda