TBR: September

CAUTION: YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUT SUCH LISTED BOOKS DOWN WHICH CAN CAUSE NOT GETTING ANYTHING DONE. You have been warned. Listed here in this blog post are all the books that I think you should read this September. These books are perfect for late night reading in that cozy spot of yours. Some of these books I have read recently but some of them I will be reading right along with you in the upcoming month. This list consumes of a grumpy old man, a magic telephone, finding God’s best in the most unlikely places, and a collection of mommy essays. These are all just good for the soul type of books. Happy endings are my favorite....Read More

The Fleming’s Went Honeymoonin’

Guess what we did? WE WENT ON OUR HONEYMOON. (it only took us eighteen months to get our butts there) Since we got married it has always been our plan to go to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon but life always got in the way. So, we held on to that “honeymoon stage” of our marriage until we were able to make the trip. Eighteen months later we finally made it. This was also our first time since we married that we have went on a vacation that it was just the two of us. I did not realize that until we got there when I started to miss our couple friend that we usually go on all vacations with....Read More

Red, white, & due in DECEMBER

first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby fleming. I am currently sixteen weeks pregnant and #dueindecember. o   Our baby is the size of an avocado. o   I started showing as early as 14 weeks and everything is starting to not fit me. o   I crave pizza, spicy chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, chicken wings, and Hot Cheetos. o   I am so ready to start shopping for baby Fleming. December is going to be a VERY BUSY month for us. My birthday is the thirteenth and our anniversary is the nineteenth. Our lease is up on the fifteenth at our apartment and we will be hopefully moving on base. FIVE DAYS BEFORE MY DUE DATE WE ARE MOVING. I am...Read More

The blog turned one!

There has been plenty going on around here and it has been making me a very busy women. Busy is a good thing though. We are going to play a little round of catch up. Collaborate 'n Listen turned ONE! I still have no idea what I am doing but I keep on writing. It was a fun year with this blog. I definitely  took a lot of time learning on the side then actually blogging. But, I will get there. I did not expect anything to happen this year or even this next year. I am just here. This is for myself. This is my creative outlet. I am not here to make money, get free things, or be...Read More

Steal his hoodie and his…

shave balm y'all! This is probably like the most unusual makeup dupe out there. I have switched out from buying expensive face primers with a shave balm. Weird, right? Anyways, I first saw this being used this way on YouTube. I thought it was weird and had no interest in trying this out. Then, it came time to buy a new primer. I was not happy with the prices. I usually get the prime & poreless that does not last as long as I would like it to. But, sitting in the back of my mind was the idea to try this out. I am never going back. The shave balm that I am talking about is Nivea Post Replenishing...Read More

My Husband’s Ring

Backing it up one time before I head into this review. My husband had a very nice and kind of pricey tungsten black wedding ring. It was a great ring.That ring is somewhere in the Colorado River. I am a very sentimental person so I am very sad that the original wedding ring that we got married with is gone forever. (Note: If you husband is ever going to spend the day at the river, take his ring off before) Moment of silence for the black wedding ring pictured above. Photo credit: Not Your Normal Photography I wanted my husband to wear a ring but we were not about to spend another five hundred dollars. My husband is way too handsome...Read More

Happy New Year

2017 is here. I have never been so nervous for a new year. Big announcement, I am moving. Where? I don't know. When? Sometime this year. Can you feel my anxiety through these typed out messages on your phone? I also have to go the dentist soon. Just for that reason I wanted to stay in 2016. I had a really bad experience at my last dental appointment that just imagining myself in the chair freaks me out. Post your best excuse to get out of going to the dentist in the comments. Much appreciated. New year, who dis? (I will keep using this joke) So, I'm baaaaaaack. I took a much needed break from blogging because I was not...Read More

How I Organize My Important Papers

I got it from my mama. (I am talking about this life hack not my you know what) A binder, some protector sheets, and a whole lot of important papers is all you need for this little life tip. I file everything within binders in my house. This is mainly done because we do not own a filing cabinet. This keeps my documents just as organized though. Each binder I have holds a different category of each group of documents. We have one for me, one for him, one for us, and one for our home. Each document or group of documents is placed in a protector sheet. This way the papers will stay nice and neat but I can...Read More

Not Normal

My husband came home on Monday with our gifts for this year's Birthday Ball. I had asked for a shelf to be put up in our hallway to put these gifts on display and my husband told me no. The reasoning behind this no was that he did not want to do that at this house as if we were leaving soon. Keyword is the as if part of that sentence. We will more than likely be leaving soon but there is no such thing in plan yet. So why not hang the dang shelf? There is no more work to be done in our house, no change to be done, no new to be bought because of the possibility...Read More

October’s Glam Bag

Hi everyone! It is another Ipsy review. October is almost over meaning Halloween is just around the corner! Are you ready? Like every other year so far, I do not have my costume planned out. So, another last minute costume for me! This month's Glam Bag has a "Black Magic" Halloween theme which I am loving. If you are not familiar with this beauty subscription you can check out my review here. The bag, Seriously, how cute is this?! This will for sure be in my purse for the rest of the month. I love the little pictures. The little ghost with the heart eyes is so cute. The little details are doing something for me. The zipper for the bag even has a ghost on...Read More