Thursday, August 30, 2012

I'm alive, just a slacker!

Hello lovely blog readers! I realize that it's been ages (almost two months!) since I've posted here. I've been such a slacker!

Oh, hi! Remember me?

What about us?

There are lots of excuses (it's been a rough summer, I was traveling, etc.) but to be honest, I just haven't been motivated lately. I've been posting on Instagram TONS (I'm @dontcallmejesse there, if you'd like to follow me there! I also share all my Instagram photos to Twitter, where I'm @dontcallmejesse as well), but I've been slacking in all other areas!

I was really getting into making YouTube videos... and then my camera lens broke (it wouldn't retract). I've filmed two videos with my phone camera since then, and I've filmed two others I have yet to upload (blargh!) but I just can't afford to buy a new camera right now, but next month is my birthday month, so fingers crossed, friends! >_<

I have some beauty-related posts I plan on putting up in the next week or two, but first I thought I'd give you two "life updates."

1.) Lola is now Charlie. Yep, he's a boy.  He also was not a stray! He actually had an owner in the next building.  Long story short, though, he's still my cat and his previous owner and I have become friends (and she comes to visit him often). He's been an indoor cat since I took him in, and sometimes it's been a struggle - he and Mouse don't always get along, and when I let the kitties on the patio, I have to "supervise" to make sure Charlie doesn't try to escape through the screen!), but he's getting more and more used to his new home and family, and I love him very much!

2.) I'm officially an aunt/ my brother is a dad! Aaaand I got to meet her! I went to Chicago and Cincinnati to visit my family, and though Kim (my brother's fiance) wasn't due until August 7th (when I'd be back at work in Orlando), she actually gave birth on August 3rd, when I was in Chicago! I'm so excited to be an aunt, and I can't wait to watch her grow up. :) Introducing my beautiful niece, Adaline Patricia...

(I can't believe my baby brother is a daddy!)

3.) I said goodbye to my childhood home.  Well, technically my home from 4th grade on, but still. My parents are selling their house and moving to a condo in Chicago. Pushed by the birth of their new granddaughter? Perhaps! I was lucky that I had an opportunity to visit Cincinnati for a few days in the middle of my Chicago trip (yay for Megabus!) and spend some time with my parents there. It was so bizarre seeing my old bedroom almost completely bare (nearly the whole house, in fact!). I've never been very good with big chances, but I'm pretty excited for them to get settled into their new place. It will be nice having everyone in the same city - except for me, of course. But maybe someday that will change...

Thanks so much for reading, and for sticking with me through that awful dry spell! >_< No more of that! Let me know if there are any posts you'd like to see from me in the near future - I'm definitely open to ideas! Thanks again! :)

Lots of love!



  1. Love seeing your gorgeous face and so glad everything worked out with Charlie/Lola! Congrats on being an aunt - those family pics are beautiful :) I'd love to see your current fav's and chuck in some kitty cam, haha xx

  2. So nice to see you posting again Jessica! And congratulations on becoming an aunt! Any posts from you are fun but I'm always wanting to peer into what your latest and greatest lip products are :)

  3. Missed your updates, Jessica! Congrats on being an auntie :) Charlie is my niece's name XD (Charlotte)

  4. Welcome back! Thanks for the update and congrats to your family! Family addtion and new condo for parents! I hate change so I feel you and the "saying good-bye"! Hope you get a new camera for your bday!!! ;-) -Leslie

  5. Glad you're back! Congrats on becoming an auntie! I'd love to see some of those new lippie additions!

  6. Ahww I missed you!!

    Congrats on being an Aunty!! What a cute baby!

  7. Great to hear you are back to blogging. I follow you on Instagram though and love your pictures on there. Hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer.


  8. I'm gonna follow you on instagram :D I've been using it heaps too, lately!

    Lol at your cat sitting in the fridge! love it! haha

    Aw congrats on your niece, so cute! How old is your brother? he looks young!!

    And your house in the last photo looks so...American! haha in Australia we dont really have houses that look like that! Yours is the type you always see in movies! :P

  9. Can't wait to see you on YT again. Have missed your vids.
    Thanks for the update - sounds like you have had heaps on :D

  10. Welcome back, and congrats on becoming an Aunt!! :)

  11. ah summer is gone :(
    Congratulations on becoming an Aunt!
    I can't even imagine the day my little brother will
    become a dad... really cannot at the moment lol :p