The Birthday Present is in!

So awhile back I had a custom cabinet made for my boyfriend for his birthday and IT’S HERE! It’s absolutely stunning and is just perfect.
For those who don’t know, I ordered my boyfriend a huge custom cabinet for his birthday, and I had a friend make it for me. He did a truly amazing job as it’s exactly what I wanted.
I asked for 5 feet high, 4 feet wide and glass doors, and it’s just so amazing. Now, we were going to paint it together, but I put a pot on top to decorate it, and now it’s full. I’ve taken a corner on the bottom shelf, and where the pot sits. He has filled the rest. Like, I’m so happy! It’s so beautiful!

This is the beauty! Standing upright and the one door open, mostly because lighting is garbage. We were going to paint it, but then we got lazy. It’s absolutely perfect though! I can’t get over how amazing it is!
From there, we decided to decorate. Now, it was delivered while the boyfriend wasn’t home, so I started the decorating. Back when I was in Vancouver, I got to keep my bouquet. So I put that in a vase that we bought forever ago. It was then overwhelmed by nerd things.

From there, I took the bottom left corner. I don’t have much for nerd things so it all sits together quite nice. The Goku is signed, the rest are just little things I’ve picked up over the years. Pardon the lighting, I know it’s garbage.

After it’s actual owner came home, he was so excited! So he went right into filling it as much as he could. As you can see, he put in all of his mini’s he paints. I think it looks amazing! – Link to his Instagram – There’s also a bit of Lego and Magic the Gathering too.
From there, close ups on the individual shelves. And again, I am so sorry about the lighting. I am not an actual photographer, nor do I have real lights in my living room.

And there you have it. My lovely boyfriends birthday present. In most of it’s glory. I love this thing so much! It is everything I could have wanted, and more! As soon as you walk into my place you can see it, just rocking out and enjoying itself. I love it! I can’t thank the friend who made it enough, it’s actually amazing! I’ve got empty bits all over the cabinet, so I’m going to use that for gifts from friends and family, or pictures. One of the two. This is the best purchase I have ever made.

Thanks for checking this thing out with me!
And thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Merry December

Another year is passing, and another snowfall is coming! Can you believe it’s already almost the end of 2019? That’s insane!!! I’m excited for this holiday season, I even think I’m going to pull out my mini Christmas tree and make a wreath for my front door. Although, I need to decorate for more Yule traditions too. I’ve taken a few extra shifts because I AM GOING TO FIX AND SELL MY PLACE! I will do it! Eventually. Plus, being able to buy presents for people who deserve something nice is my favourite thing to do. So there’s that.

In preparation, besides working more of course, I’ve made a board on Pinterest for Christmas/Yule crafts. – Link – Besides that, it snowed!!!

From outside my house
From outside my job

On a side note, JINGLE JAM! For those who don’t know, Jingle Jam is the event held by the Yogscast (A UK based YouTube and Twitch company) to raise money for charity. They go all December long and it’s amazing. As of when I’m writing this, so December third at about 10am, they’re at $1,314,646 raised! That’s insane!! I’ve been watching these guys play games since 2011 and I just love them and everything they do. – Link to their Twitch – So I’m also going to spend all of my free time watching these nerds have fun and raise money.

Anyways… I guess I should call this one done, huh?
So yeah, Merry December!
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

So, I Lived!

Black Friday wasn’t that bad. Most of my customers were actually amazing. And I didn’t have an anxiety attack! So that’s a huge bonus! After work my colleague’s and I even went and had a drink which was cool.

Today is going to be everyone who couldn’t make it in yesterday, and people who have questions and such. Which in the end, I really don’t mind. Retail hasn’t completely ruined me yet.

Over the next little while, I’m putting in extra shifts everywhere so I can fix my place up faster. I’m hoping to at least sell this year. That’s the goal, but I’m going to remind myself that it’s okay if I don’t get there.
On that note, I was looking at places again. I’m indecisive, like, it’s bad. One minute I want to move out, the next I don’t. I blame it on the fact I can be shy to change. But this is my time and I should really seize the opportunity. Blerg, why is this so hard?!

Anyway, today’s post isn’t going to be crazy large just because I have other things I have to do. Did you get any good sales for Black Friday? Waiting for Cyber Monday? Don’t care at all? Let me know! Follow me if you want – Here and Here – And as always…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Black Friday

Today starts most of the sales for this season, and I work retail so I’m caught in the middle. I can’t promise I’ll have content ready for Saturday but I’m gonna try. Wish me luck everything for the next few days!

Normally I would post this on my social media, but it seems that nothing is working this morning, so here I am.

I’m personally going to try and get in on the sales tomorrow. I don’t start till 11am so I want to try and head to our local mall and see if I can’t get something super cheap. Plus I get paid tomorrow, so all around it’s going to be an adventure.

I ran out of bus tickets, so my bus adventure post is going to stay a work in progress for now. I promise I haven’t forgotten about it. I love writing them and taking the bus anyway so it will be finished soon.

Sorry this post is short, but I only have a few minutes to type this out. Y’all are amazing, and to my American followers, Happy Thanksgiving! You’ll hear from me soon enough. If there are any deals I should know about, hit me up!

Thanks for stopping by. Wish me luck the next few days!
— Deryn

So, Maybe Moving Again?

I know I know, I said fuck it to moving out like, two months ago. And at the time I meant it, but now I may want to do it again. – F*** Moving Out – Now the only reason I’m looking again is because a friend of mine is looking to move out, and his budget is higher than most of my other friends so, yeah.

This time around I’m looking for at least two bedrooms and pet friendly, not just for Shadow, but also possibly another cat and a dog. Side note, for those who don’t know, I’m scared of dogs.
I’ve also decided that as much as I love having a garden and plants, I just am not responsible enough to maintain a decent sized amount of life. So a balcony would be enough, but not mandatory.

I’d love to move out of this trailer and just be done with all of the garbage it’s holding, but I don’t know if I’m emotionally ready to move yet. I’ve been in the same house for almost 20 years. Looking around, I’ve found places that aren’t much more than what I’m paying now considering I’d have the extra soul around.

Condo’s and apartments are cute, and much more in my being able to afford range. Plus if I sell my trailer, I could just buy a condo and have a roommate or two. Man, moving out makes my emotions go wild. If I find anything that really speaks to me, I’ll probably tweet about it. – Link to That – Otherwise, I’m just going to complain about how difficult and expensive everything is. But yeah, that’s my life update for right now. Anyways…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn