Friday Favorites

October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween! Give me all your Reese’s pumpkins!

1. Shirt, pants, AND bracelet from StitchFix. Boots by Steve Madden.

2. Sweater from Target, dress and necklace from StitchFix, and boots by Steve Madden.

3. Jean jacket from H&M, thrifted dress, booties bought in Italy.

4. Sweater and shirt from Target, Levi jeans, and Clark’s desert boots.

Here’s some stuff I was into this week:


NaNoWriMo 2014

October 30, 2014



It’s almost here!  Next month is NaNoWriMo and next month is Saturday.  Fo those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It’s when thousands of other crazy people like myself write 50,000 words of a novel in one month.  This is something like 1,667 words a day.  Insane!

The last time I tried to participate in NaNoWriMo seriously was in 2007.  2007!  What’s the matter with me?  Now, 7 years later, I am taking it seriously again.  2014 is the year I’m going to WIN this dang NaNoWriMo.  50,000 words or bust.  Then I’m going to buy myself a dang t-shirt or mug as a reward, in addition to the reward of having 50,000 words (or more!) written.

In October, I’ve been outlining (loosely) and character developing.  I’ve been thinking about my story and trying to decide whether or not love from one person is enough to keep a two person relationship going.  I’ll keep you posted on that.

But! I don’t want to do NaNoWriMo alone.  I need cheerleaders and fellow participants and people to commiserate and drink too much coffee with.  Please add me as a buddy!  If you search for me, I’m registered there as Nikkilooch.

I’m planning to write up NaNo posts here.  Not sure what those are going to look like yet or if my wrists are going to hurt too bad to continue typing.  I shall persevere.

Writers to your marks!


The Harry Potter Project: The Half-Blood Prince

October 28, 2014

  Don’t laugh at me, but I really thought Snape wasn’t evil.  Dumbledore’s unwavering trust in him made me put my trust in him too.  I kept waiting for Snape to show us that he is a bad boy with a heart of gold.  As a person, I tend to always believe the best of […]


October 27, 2014

Happy Taylor Swift 1989 release day! The anticipation for this album was pretty high.  I have to admit that am a recent Taylor Swift convert.  Red is the first album of hers I bought and liked.  Before this, I thought she was kind of childish.  Which, I now realize, is because she was a child. […]

Friday Favorites

October 24, 2014

  I looked adorable this week!  Here’s where my outfits are from:   1. Shirt and pants from StitchFix and shoes by Franco Sarto. 2. Sweater and pants from StitchFix, shirt from Old Navy, and booties by Gianni Bini. 3. Dress from StitchFix, scarf bought in Germany (don’t remember where from), boots by Steve Madden. […]

The Harry Potter Project: The Order of the Phoenix

October 21, 2014

I might have been a little ambitious to challenge myself to read one book a week with this Harry Potter Project.  The Order of the Phoenix is 870 pages.  The Goblet of Fire was 760.  Add in two jobs, grading papers, crossfit, volunteer responsibilities, looking cute, and NaNoWriMo novel planning?  That’s a mentally exhausted Nikki. […]