The Big Scoop

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The big scoop? I am the big scoop! I need a big scoop of Cookies And Cream Ice Cream, I also look like a scoop of Ice cream. I’m officially 7 months pregnant this week and I’m losing the days. Time is going by fast and I feel like I need to read all my TBR books on my shelves before my daughter arrives while I also have cravings to go on a book haul at Barnes And Noble to add to that TBR list.

Right now my 2019 Reading Challenge on Good Reads is 100 books for this year and I only have one book completed. I know I am so behind right now but I’m hoping with a new baby on the way (First child) I can still complete the challenge!? Only one can hope.

Right now Las Vegas weather is amazing where I am back on my porch reading again. I organized my bookshelves just a bit, nothing too much new with them besides throwing away the Owlcrate and Fairyloot boxes that were taking up all the space I had left on the shelves. Well, I did keep one box each to keep all the treasures that come within the boxes (The Art Cards) I have yet to decide how to display the cards.

I came over my fear of reading in my bathtub! I used to hear people doing it all the time but I have such a fear dropping my book in the water and trust me it would be the end of the day and people around me are going to hear it for a lifetime if that was to happen. Bath time became an everyday thing more than showers now that I’m pregnant it helps with the back pains and it’s really relaxing so I gave it a go and now It’s my favorite thing I look forward to every day.

Since I haven’t been going on my usual big book hauls for myself and been focusing everything on the baby girl I have plans to do a big children’s book haul for her in May (One month before she is here) and plans to paint a shabby chic style wall bookshelves for her room. I’ll keep you all posted with that plan.

I started my new Bookstagram account. I really missed taking photos and being creative with my books. I miss the book community and seeing everyone’s creative photos with their books. If you have a Bookstagram account give me a follow and comment or DM to let me know you got my account info from my blog, I’ll follow back!

Bookstagram – @Vivalareads

Well, I’m gonna get back to my current read right now and hope to finish it by the end of this week!

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Being 19 Weeks Pregnant Update

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I know I’m a little late posting this but better a little late than never I guess you can say. This week has brought a lot to me being 19 weeks pregnant. I actually feel a bit more tired thru out the day. I take naps around 3:00 PM until 5:30ish which I can’t help it. Nap time is the best time for me right now. I love getting into my bed with all the blankets and pillows and curling up into a ball in the middle of the bed right next to my dog.

The past few days I have been experiencing some pain in my mouth. I believe I have my molar tooth growing and ripping right thru my gums. I am 26 years old and I can’t believe this is happening out of all the time for this tooth to grow thru it has to be when I’m pregnant. I have been more hungry than ever snacking thru out the day and now that I have this tooth growing I have to watch what I eat! Kinda ridiculous and the last thing I want to go thru while pregnant. Since I and my boyfriend discovered my one and only molar left (I had the other three pulled out a few years back) this weekend I have to wait until tomorrow which is a business day to go into the dentist to make sure that is what is going on.

Besides the fact of a molar growing in and feeling more hungry than ever, I have yet to feel movement from baby girl right now, It is my first pregnancy and I don’t know what to expect or know what to feel for. Every time I try to see if I can feel her move I feel my pulse thru my hand. I hope to feel her movement very soon.

The doctor’s visit I had last week was great. So weird to see her moving around in my belly able to see her yawn and her heart beating and her feet and all that is truly incredible to see. It amazes me that we have the technology to see the baby inside someone’s belly.

My belly, of course, is getting bigger and bigger and never stops for a second, that’s nothing new. My skin breakouts are still going on, back pain here and there on every other day but other than all that stuff going on the baby is healthy and developing very good and that’s all we can ask for.

Food Cravings!

  • Black Raspberries
  • Green Tea Ice Cream

Happy Superbowl Sunday for those of you watching the Superbowl (I’m not a fan of football but my man is who is currently yelling at the T.V)

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TTT: My Most Recent Adds To My TBR

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Truth is I haven’t been going on my big book shopping hauls since I found out I was pregnant. So my TBR list is still the same with no add-ons to the list. With that being said I thought I could share with you all how I choose my next TBR book to read and what’s currently in my TBR list still since I haven’t added any new books to my bookshelf.

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TBR Jar

This is my TBR jar for books that I still need to read. What I do is I get a piece of paper and write down the title and the authors name on the paper and fold it up and add it to the jar. I recently started doing this for this year, Instead of staring at my shelf and trying to decide what to read next I just select a piece of paper at random. It’s a new fun way for me to pick my next book to read. I currently have 52 books on my TBR list and hoping to finish one book a week. I would like to select a new book every Thursday (That’s if I stick to my reading schedule)

Since I have 52 books on my TBR list I will share the top 5 books I’m really looking forward and finally finishing this year.

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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Shadow And Bone By Leigh Bardugo

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning 

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

Well, I’m gonna leave it at that and get as much reading done as possible. Thanks so much all and look forward to seeing your recent books added to your TBR.

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18 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hello, Welcome! Another week is here for me and now I am 18 weeks pregnant. I swear time goes by so fast, seriously I feel like it was just October when I found out I was expecting. I’m not complaining! I am looking forward to meeting my daughter for the first time and constantly think about it all day every day.

Tomorrow I have my doctors appointment which I always look forward to going. I have an Ultrasound schedule which is always the best so you can see what the little nugget is doing in there. When I leave the doctors I feel like I won a soccer match for the championships! I hear the good news that my baby girl is healthy and she’s active and everything is on point, so I leave very happy and positive but I’m telling you once a week goes by and you have 4 weeks until your next doctor visit I start to worry a little, at least for these past weeks because I don’t feel pregnant at all!

This week I do feel a little bit bigger, having a hard time getting up from laying down. I have severe acid reflux and heartburn this week so drinking more milk than ever right now is a must for me. In the past few days my left hand inside my palm I feel a tingling feeling that will last 10 seconds then the feeling will go away, something I will bring up with the doctor tomorrow.

Sleeping has been good to me, the dreams, on the other hand, are still wild but I’m loving it, it’s like an adventure for me when I go to sleep. I have been sleeping on my sides in a fetal position which I have always slept like that before I was pregnant. I do feel like I have been eating a little more food so I can’t wait to find out how much I weigh when I go in, its always a guessing game between me and my man.

Today I was looking into pregnancy yoga classes, First let me say I was never into going to the gym or yoga for that matter but I feel like I need to join some sort of activity for myself since all I do right now is sit at home blog, read, play video games, try something new with my makeup, I mean you get it all I’m doing is sitting around and I need some sort of class that is healthy for me and this baby girl preferably indoors since its cold outside!

Food Cravings!

  • Corn
  • Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Black Raspberries

Well, I’m gonna go make some lunch and thanks for taking the time to read this.

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TTT: Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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It’s been a while since I last did a Top Ten Tuesday, and I really miss doing this. Very excited to get back into it and look forward to looking at everyone else’s Top Ten Tuesday post.

Last year was amazing for me. I moved into a beautiful apartment that is down the street from my mother’s house and love that there is a movie theatre across the street from me. I also was working a pretty good job but the hours were horrible for me where it was hard to find time to read after work without getting so tired and of course I found out that I am expecting my first child.

With getting sidetracked there were some amazing books that I didn’t get the opportunity to read last year so here is my list of books from 2018 I meant to read but didn’t get to.

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

I really can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I got this right when it came out and have yet to read this. This is definitely on my top TBR list and my next read after I finish my current read.

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Have any of you read these lovely books? Let me know what your thoughts are.

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Too Faced Makeup Haul

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Hello, Welcome! I had a very interesting day today. I have been waiting for a month for this day to come! Today my local Ulta Beauty store had Too Faced makeup artist doing makeup sesh and where you buy a Too Faced product you get a free gift that was a Too Faced product. I’m a huge fan of Too Faced products, actually, it is my number one makeup brand I use.

I first got into Too Faced when I was in junior high school and always loved it but as I got older I tried other brands but always end up going back to Too Faced. With that being said I was very stoked for today and here are all my Too Faced goodies I was able to get my hands on today.

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Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

This is the all-time best face primer. This Hangover Face Primer is infused with coconut water, probiotic-based ingredient, and Skin Revivers.

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I am new to using this foundation. Today when getting my makeup done I couldn’t believe the results afterward. I thought there was hardly anything on my face. When I use foundation I really put it on my face for full coverage and this foundation does it for me without having to use a lot of product and it’s oil free!. This foundation is infused with coconut Water, Alpine Rose which helps empower skin’s health, and Hyaluronic Acid which gives a smoother more youthful appearance. But for me when it comes to my foundation what I look for is Hydration, and with this brand, they infused the product with coconut water so that’s a win-win for me!

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Too Faced Born This Way Concealer 

Just like Born This Way foundation with the same infused ingredients and being oil free, this is a magic wand for me. Made a huge difference on my face.

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Too Faced Tutti Frutti It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder

The moment I been waiting for! I have been wanting to get my hands on this since it came out. Not only does it smell like bananas but the package itself and everything about this I love. I’m a HUGE fan of bananas, bananas socks, banana ice cream, you get it!

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Too Faced Milk Chocolate Matte Bronzer

This makes you want to eat this! Smells just like chocolate. I just started to get into bronzer and so far so good. I like how it sits on the face and it gives a natural look.

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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Pressed Powder

I was told by the makeup artist to try this one out rather than the original one I picked out and we tested this bad boy on my face and the results are pretty good.

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Gifts with purchase

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Pops, who always has to investigate what I’m doing with the camera

Are you a Too Faced fanatic too? What brands are your favorite?

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Being 17 Weeks Pregnant Update

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Hello, Welcome! This week I am 17 weeks pregnant and not a whole lot has changed for this week. I feel like I’m not even pregnant. There are mornings I wake up and have to look down to see if my bump is still there and of course it still is. I woke up early morning a little worry because all my symptoms are gone. I didn’t even know that you can have a “free day” of not feeling anything like tiredness or feeling lower back pains.

Later that day that I wasn’t feeling pregnant I went Putt-Putt golfing with the family for my Aunt Nicky’s birthday and after the game I felt everything again which is a relief for me since I rather feel everything, its like a reassuring thing for me that my body is changing for the little one and everything is okay.

The bump is getting bigger and holy cow it’s so weird to see my body going thru this change for the first time. Going to the bathroom is a must all the time and eating everything possible. One thing this week that has got me is these wild dreams and when I say wild I’m talking about running around like a zombie slayer whopping ass! I had a couple dreams slaying zombies due to my obsession playing COD Black Ops 4.

Food cravings for this week!

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Butterscotch dip vanilla Ice Cream From Dairy Queen

Thanks, everyone and catch my next week update!

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