Friday Favorites — May 2018

Happy Friday!

I meant to post this like way earlier in the day but I got distracted and was hanging out with my brother after he got off work, so I chose family time over the blog 🙂 LOL

We just got back from dinner not that long ago but it wasn’t as enjoyable for me because I literally cannot open my mouth!! I might have “lockjaw” but I can only open my mouth enough to fit a spoon and I kind of have to slurp my food, and I couldn’t go to my dentist because their office is closed so now I’ll have to wait until Monday!! 😦

Anyway, hopefully this gets better because I’m terrified of it staying this way permanently! :O

Here are a few of my favorites from this month:

1) Family Outings

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I love that we’ve been going out more and more. We’ve been making some memories together, which is all I ever ask for. Ciel is getting old enough and he knows what he wants and likes, though at times it’s difficult to please him, but I’d say that the time we spend together is fun and that’s usually what we remember most: FUN TIMES! 🙂

2) Hiking

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We have been enjoying going on hikes lately, and we;ve gone out more than I’ve shared here on the blog, I just don’t have photos. But believe me, we all love it and cannot wait for warmer weather so we can head out to bigger spaces outside of Portland. 🙂

3) Photography

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My photography has gotten a little better, and I cannot wait to show you the photos from the May Beauty Challenge that Always Cleia and Super Nova Beauty hosted in Instagram. I’m proud of finally finding a “theme” that I like for my IG feed.

4) Instagram

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And speaking of Instagram, it’s one of my favorite things this month too. If you follow me on Instagram you’re already familiar with my feed and how much much better it looks compared to like, a month ago. And also, I’ve been enjoying using the IG stories for memories and stuff we do here as a family (but that’s in my personal IG, NOT* my blog IG).

Feel free to follow me there too, if you’d like: @meowta_ayrgalaxy

5) Succulents & Flowers

I like the fake flowers I have in my room right now right on top of my shelf (I’ve bought a few more this week). They bring a little vibrancy to my room.

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But I also like the succulents I got from Target, I think they were $3 at the most, and I wish I could have gotten more!! I’m hoping to put the glass ones in my bathroom once I go in there and sort of “remodel”. That’ll be my summer project!

6) April Ipsy Glam Bag

This was my last Ipsy bag and a damn good one!!
I love this bag so much!!! The butterflies and the color scheme is PERFECT!

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And as promised, I’m getting a lot of use out it. I use it as a wallet/clutch EVERYWHERE I go and I even pair it up my favorite crossbody bag! 🙂

7) Levis’s Malibu Trainers & Bueno Crossbody Bag

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I think you guys might have seen this coming but I’ve been wearing these two together and separately. They’re the perfect splash of color to my boring ordinary black outfits that I sport all the time LOL.


Those are all my favorites for this month. I think I have been doing this series for 5 months, since January, and it’s one of my favorite things to write up because I get to reflect on what I’ve been loving lately. 🙂

What are some of your favorite things?!

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45 thoughts on “Friday Favorites — May 2018

  1. Britney says:

    That sounds awful about your jaw! I hope it gets better. My jaw locked up on me before and I couldn’t open or close my mouth. I think it popped out of socket or something. I managed to get it popped back in, but it hurt and it was so scary.

    I know I’ve told you before, but I seriously love those sneakers so much!

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  2. Karen Wodstrup says:

    I really like these faves of yours! May I just say how cute your littl’ fam is, like your such a pretty Mum!! ❤ Also, you're not the only one on that flower and plant obsession haha (aka I'm also absolutely addicted) Great and cute post!!

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      Thank you so much!! 😁💜
      Omg I’m glad I’m not the only one. Everything dies in my home it seems except my bamboo plants because of how our house is positioned, they don’t get enough sunlight. 😣 so that really sucks because I would love nothing more than to have the real plants in the house to purify the air.
      And thanks for reading.

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  3. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Such a nice list of favourites! Especially family time, of course that is so special! I’m glad you’re making memories with your family and having fun! YES to hiking! Hiking and being outside in nature is so wonderful as I know you agree! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying yourself! Absolutely love the butterfly Ipsy bag, so gorgeous 😍 xx

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  4. learningbeaut by Ruth Garcia says:

    Oh man the jaw sounds awful! I hope it gets better! You have such a beautiful family. Going out with your family and making memories is the best! Love the flowers in your room. I have been telling myself lately I need to buy some fake flowers to help with pictures.

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      It is, still hasn’t gotten better but I have been able to open it just a tad more here and there. I remember the doctor told me what to do if it locked up but I’m honestly SO AFRAID if Alex does it, cause I don’t want him to accidentally do it wrong LOL So I’ll wait and ask on Monday, oh well LOL. Just gotta get through one more day haha.
      Yeah totally! Once kids get older and they’re old enough to do more activities it becomes more fun for the whole family, and Ciel is getting to that age and it makes me happy because I would love to do so many more things. Seeing him grow up has been extremely rewarding 🙂
      And definitely get fake flowers, I got most of mine from the dollar store, they have a huge variety believe it or not. I cannot wait to get a few more when the season changes LOL. They do make photos of products look good 🙂

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      • learningbeaut by Ruth Garcia says:

        Aww has your jaw locked before? It is probably safer to wait and see the doctor, I would probably would be to freak to let my boyfriend help me with something like that! But yes I am so excited for my daughter to be getting older and also sad. She just started walking four months ago so it has been a changed taking her out. I just can not wait for when she stops running everywhere and stays with the group haha!

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  5. Nora says:

    Can i just say that Ipsy bag is so cute! love the color of it & the butterfly pattern. making memories with family is honestly the best and the adventures you’re having with your family looks fun!
    xoxo, Nora simplymissnora.com

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  6. Throughmylens says:

    Oh I hope your jaw is better now lovely, sending lots of love and a warm hug your way.. 🤗 Aww and how cute and adorable do all of you look! Bless! 💗 p.s – I’ll also follow you on your personal Instagram Rossy 😘 xx

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  7. tiallarising says:

    Oh my gosh, I hope your jaw gets better soon! I’ve been reading through the comments so I see that it’s still pretty bad and that totally sucks. 😦 I hope you can get into the doctor/dentist ASAP. Maybe urgent care if not? That would freak me out. One time, I thought I was suddenly developing TMJ because my jaw starting hurting terribly when I would try to eat and I could hardly open it without it feeling like it was grinding and popping right at my ear. But then I realized I had just started using a new toothpaste, so I stopped and went back to my old toothpaste and it went away! I guess I was allergic to something; I wish I knew exactly what it was because that was terrible!

    Also, I love the Friday Favorites series! I’m thinking about starting it on my blog because it just seems like a fun way to look back on the positive things! ❤

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      It doesn’t hurt but it sucks that I can’t open my mouth all the way 😔 but I was able to get an appointment for tomorrow morning, hopefully ciel doesn’t wake up before I leave because then it’s gonna be hard to be in there and watch him at the same time.
      Omg a toothpaste did that?! Huh… I do have clicking on one side, and I think I might be clenching my teeth when I sleep idk. I’ll ask all about it tomorrow.
      Yess!! It’s mt favorite to write!! It really does feel like that, I mean May was a really crappy month for me and I’m still in that mental state trying to get out, but reflecting back on the good things I liked has made it feel like I’m starting a new month fresh, and I get to have different favorites this month. Lol. I like that it’s not beauty related so I think that makes it more enjoyable for me 😁

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      • tiallarising says:

        Ooh hopefully they have been able to get it taken care of this morning!! I hope Ciel didn’t give you too much of a hard time, that would be difficult! I can only imagine. Yeah, I know, crazy about the toothpaste right?! I have a dentist appointment next week and I’m going to ask about it because it seems so weird. I have definitely noticed that reflecting on the positive things help with my mindset. When I’ve struggled with depression, it made a huge difference for me to write down all the positives in my life and all the things that are wonderful about it.

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        • ayrgalaxy says:

          They didn’t 😦 I have to go back another time I guess, so I’ll just have to wait until they do my deeper cleaning on the remaining quadrant and then go from there cause they suggested a frenectomy and THEN I’ll have to go back for a night-guard if the frenectomy doesn’t do anything.
          But that’s so great, I always tell myself that I need to start writing down things that I’m grateful for every single night, and I have yet to start it. So I’m going to get a very cheap notebook and write stuff down daily.

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          • tiallarising says:

            Whoa that’s such a bummer! I’m so sorry they didn’t help you. 😦 I wonder if maybe the regular doctor rather than the dentist could do anything different? Or maybe they would just refer you to a dentist, not sure. So I’m sure you’ve already scoured the internet for relief, but here is a Wiki I found with ideas about working out the lockjaw:
            https://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Lockjaw-Naturally

            I don’t know if it will help, but I hope you can find some relief. 😦

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          • ayrgalaxy says:

            Awh thanks you’re so sweet, I’ve been doing the jaw exercise, moving it side to side but I feel like it’s starting to become more painful to do 😩 I may end up having to go in and doing the frenectomy but then, I won’t have enough money for my cleaning lol.
            But thank you, I’ll try a few, I’m sure stress is a factor as we’ll because people tend to clench their teeth when they’re angry lol. Me haha

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          • tiallarising says:

            Oh I clench all the time! It’s a problem, haha. I haven’t been diagnosed with needing a night guard yet, but I’m sure eventually I will. Joshua’s a big teeth grinder at night too.

            I could see how the exercises would become painful. 😦 At least if you get the frenectomy and it helps, you could always just wait a little bit to finish your cleaning. I know it sucks but I doubt it would be a problem to just wait until you have some more money. We have to push back appointments all the time around here, ugh. Aw I hope you feel better soon Rossy 😦

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          • ayrgalaxy says:

            They didn’t diagnose me but they did tell me that I have those options, if not I could try some holistic, natural remedies and therapy lol. Sounded fancy haha.
            I think I’ll have to do that. Our insurance renews next month as well and we’ve upgraded so hopefully we don’t have to pay too much anymore, our copay is 50% right now and the new one SHOULD be 20% I’m gonna be pissed if it isn’t lol

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          • tiallarising says:

            That sounds really great for your insurance, I hope it does work out for only a 20% copay! I don’t have dental insurance, but Joshua does and it seems like we still pay just as much either way?? Insurance can kinda suck in what they decide to not pay lol.

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          • ayrgalaxy says:

            Yeah…we need universal health care. And I know they say that there’s a lot of cons to that but I mean, people go broke due to medical bills! Some people are so in debt that they become homeless because they can’t pay their medical bills!

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  8. NunziaDreams says:

    Wonderful post!! I’ve been super into succulents as well, lately. I have fake succulents but really want to add real ones to my apartment. They always look so pretty! Also, love that you added experiences to your favorites post, so sweet. x Family time is the best!! Y’all are such a cute little family!! 💛

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      Thank you! I know nothing about real succulents so I don’t know how much maintenance they require or even sunlight lol. And since a few of my plants are already dying from the lack of sun (my house is positioned weirdly) my plants don’t get much sunlight except for on the right side of the house lol. If you know anything about them let me know, if they’re low maintenance I’d want to try the real ones too lol.
      And thanks! Family time is the best, i agree!

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