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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuesdays with Kerin: 9 Days In

Happy Tuesday!

So, here I am, 9 days deep into my 30-day wellness challenge, and I must say, things have been going well – pun totally intended! The physical health challenges were a piece of cake, and now we've transitioned to focusing on nutrition. Admittedly, I did have a little slip-up already. The goal yesterday was to incorporate a serving of fruits or vegetables with every meal. While I managed to have a hearty serving of cabbage during lunch yesterday, I fell short because I didn't eat breakfast and dinner. Nevertheless, it's all about progress, not perfection, right?

I got back into the swing of things with my training last week. Four runs, two killer training sessions for both upper and lower body, and even squeezed in a 30-minute mobility session. Ah, it felt so good to be consistent again! On the running front, I conquered my longest distance yet - a 7K, which is equal to just under 4.5 miles. Surprisingly, I completed it in nearly an hour, surpassing my own expectations. Who knew I had it in me? Just gotta triple that distance, and boom, I'll be ready for a half-marathon!

In other news, I'm contemplating breaking up with Hello Fresh. Don't get me wrong, I love the convenience, but let's face it, I'm not always faithful in cooking those meals, and they end up sadly going to waste. I mean, I enjoy them when I do whip them up, but is it really worth the dough? I've got enough recipes up my sleeve now to hit the store and grab the ingredients myself. Decisions, decisions. I'll probably stick around until I use up those credits and discounts though. Food and nutrition are my biggest struggles on this wellness journey, but I'm trying  to get better, so I'm always looking for an easy way to get my nutrients!

Switching gears to sports, the Rockets can officially bid farewell to the post-season. Bummer, but hey, the Warriors game was still a blast! Now I can fully throw my support behind them – not that I have high hopes for them going all the way. East? Celtics all the way. West? That's a tough one this year, so many powerhouses!

Aside from the Rockets game, my only other adventures out of the house was trips to the movies. Watched Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire again – still a thrill! And oh, I had a Spooky Saturday date with The First Omen, which was meant to be followed by a Mystery Movie Monday. But thanks to Reddit warning me what the movie was, I switched to an Early Access Screening of Civil War. Best decision ever – loved every minute! All in all, a fun-filled week at the movies. Can't wait for more adventures ahead!

Weekly Obsession: Alright, let's be real here - I may have developed a slight addiction to Threads. I seem to be dedicating an excessive amount of time to this app, but truth be told, it's incredibly enjoyable and interactive. Unlike the chaotic and often toxic environment of Twitter, Threads offers a refreshing experience. However, what truly captivates me within Threads is the vibrant running community. Their unwavering support and helpfulness have left me utterly obsessed.

What I'm Reading: So, I may have hit a bit of a reading slump this week. I keep telling myself I'll pick up The Idea of You again, especially with the movie release coming up, but let's just say it's been a struggle. Must. Push. Through. 

What I'm Watching: Peaky Blinders is still holding my attention. Although I missed an episode of Shogun last week, the silver lining is that I now have the pleasure of indulging in two episodes this week! And of course, Sundays are reserved for Tracker, even if it's not exactly winning any awards in my book. Oh, and Ripley has me hooked - new binge-worthy show alert! And let's not forget my mini Timothée Chalamet film festival...Beautiful Boy was my go-to sleep movie, but then I finished it, so now I've moved on to Bones and All.


Au Revior,

~Kerin

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Tuesdays With Kerin: The Return

Welcome back to another edition of Tuesdays with Kerin! I know, I know, you've been eagerly awaiting my return, right? I'm thrilled to be reconnecting with all of you for our weekly catch-up session. For my loyal followers, you already know the drill, but for those new to the scene, this is where I spill the tea on what's been happening in my world each week.

So, this week has been pretty chill for me. I laced up my running shoes and tackled another 5k race because apparently, I just can't get enough of them. It's my fourth one this year, if you count the virtual race I did to make up for oversleeping on the Lucky Charm 5k. Whoops!

I've been trying to get back into my running groove after taking a little hiatus. It feels like I'm starting from scratch, but hey, I'm determined to push through and get my endurance back. It's probably a good idea to reincorporate strength training into my routine to enhance my stamina for those long runs. Back when I achieved my personal best, I was diligently hitting the weights. Fortunately, my home gym is decked out with all the necessary gear, so I can sweat it out without stepping foot outside.

I've got about 4 weeks left in my 5k training block, and my goal is to conquer a 34-minute 5k. Then, it's on to 10k training. The grind never stops!

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

From Frustration to Freedom: Why I'm Finally Giving Up on Growing on Instagram

From now on, I'm stepping away from the crazy rat race of trying to grow my following on Instagram. It's become such an unnecessary source of stress, and, honestly, I’ve had enough. You might have noticed that my blog posts have been dwindling. That's because I've been spending an inordinate amount of time figuring out what to post on Instagram. What will attract more followers? What do they want to see from me? And the truth is, I don’t really know. But I've reached a point where I don't care anymore. 

When I first launched Kerin's Korner in 2017, my goal was never to amass a huge following, especially not on Instagram. I wasn't even an Instagram user back then. I simply switched my personal account to a business one to promote my blog content. However, as my followers began to grow, so did the pressure to create Instagram-exclusive content. I remember hitting the 500 followers mark and feeling so thrilled. They were genuine followers, real people who truly cared about what I had to say. 

Now, my follower count hovers around 1800, but it dips a little more each day. I question the authenticity of most of them. I reckon about 500 of them are genuinely interested in my content. I toyed with the idea of starting anew with a fresh Instagram account to better engage and grow my audience. I even did some research on how to go about it. But, after much contemplation, I realized that's not the real problem. The issue lies in my reluctance to create content purely for Instagram growth. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Tuesdays with Kerin: Gardening, Basketball & The O.C.?

 Hello World,

I'm back with another Tuesday with Kerin. Did you miss me?

Spring with Dirt and Flowers

It's been a while since I've done one of these, and honestly I don't have that much to update you on.  Last we spoke, I had a thriving herb garden, and today I can report that everything is dead - well not everything. I replanted my cilantro, so it just recently sprouted, but everything else is dead or dying. Even my sage, which was doing so well. I have no explanation for it. I continued doing all the same things, but they're just not surviving, but hey what are you gonna do? But I'm not giving up. It's almost Spring, which will a great time for reviving my garden. The last frost of Spring in Houston is February 17th, if you were wondering. That's also Ash Wednesday and my brothers' birthday. So I'll going to buy some more seeds and my raised garden this week or next week, and then I'll start these seeds outside, so I don't have worry about transitioning them, and since it won't be cold anymore, they should be fine. But I will keep you updated. 

But let's see what else? I've been working, working, and um... yeah working. So all very exciting. But really I'm trying to think, but I don't think I've done much of anything in the last 2 weeks. I feel like I've just sitting in on the couch on my laptop (I work from the couch now) watching TV.  Getting dressed has become a event for me. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Growing from Seeds: Beginner Herb Garden Tips

 Hello World!

Black balloon on yellow background
I'm writing this on MLK Day, so Happy Belated MLK Day! I had to work on MLK Day, which is blasphemous, so I didn't do anything to celebrate. But work is back in full force now. When I said work was picking up last week, I was not kidding. I literally have so much work to do, after basically two weeks of doing nothing. Fortunately, I'm still working from home, which makes things a little easier. 
fresh basil plant

So garden update - last week I was going on and on about how I excited I was for my garden,  and how great it has been. Well, this week things have taken a turn. My cilantro is not thriving as it once was, but it appears to recuperating now. Here are some tips and things I have learned in my herb garden journey:
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tuesdays with Kerin: Christamas 2020

 Hello World!

Welcome to Kerin's Korner 2021. If you haven't already, please go check out my post for my 2021 intentions for Kerin's Korner. My overall goal is to be more intentional this year. I don't have high hopes for 2021 as a whole - I'm thinking 2022 will be the year, but for me personally I can be better in 2021.  But 2021 just needs to be than 2020 - so just not bad.

So I'm back at work this week full time - working from home still, but I have actual work to do again. At the end of the year work slowed down, and I was on vacation all of Christmas week, but being back at work just makes me miss winter break at school. We would be out from like the 2nd week in December until after MLK Day. That's just a month of doing nothing. I mean I like not being in school, but full time adulting is hard.  But I did have a good little vacation for Christmas, and had an enjoyable Christmas with my family. I recently got an indoor grill, and I used it to make jerk chicken. It turned out pretty good, but I'm not sure anyone else enjoyed it. I also made yams, which was apparently pretty good, but I don't eat yams, so yeah...  

But what did I get for Christmas? Why, thank you for asking.  I got not 1 but 2 super soft and cozy throw blankets, because I'm always cold. I have yellow one and a gray one.  Fashion wise, I got two essential items for any classic wardrobe.  I got a Winnie the Pooh Onsie and a Christmas Llama jumpsuit, which I wore on Christmas, looking baller. Anyways, I also got a trashcan for my car because apparently I'm a slob, some clay face masks, a waterless razor, a giant scrunchie which I basically live in now,  some chocolates, a Physician's Formula glow face palette, the Revlon x WW84 eyeshadow palette, Amazon echo buds, the Mr. Robot Complete Series Blu-ray box set and the Mr. Robot Red Wheelbarrow companion novel, which if you are a fan of Mr. Robot,  I would highly recommend. 

Pile of items

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesdays with Kerin: Movies???

 Hello World!

So I think when last we spoke, I was anxiously awaiting the Clippers vs. Nuggets Game 7 of the Western Semi-finals,  and it did not disappoint. Talk about a comeback. They tryna make me a Nuggets fan!  But now they have gone on and earned the right to play Lebron and his Lakers. And so far, no good. They almost had it last game, but then there was Antony Davis so... But the Celtics-Heat series, is just as great as I thought it would be. I can't even decide who to go for. I just like both of those team so much. I like how hard they play and how they play as team. They're just both really fun to watch. 

But that's enough about the NBA #ballislife. Well... hmmm... I don't really have anything else to talk about. I mean last week all I did was work in the call center, which was so awfully terrible.  Other than that, I finally did a little more unpacking, so my room in coming together nicely. I still need just few more things for my room and bathroom, and then I think it'll be done, and I can show it on here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesdays with Kerin: Yeah I Know

 Hello World!

Yeah I know, I only posted once last week...

Yeah I know, I said I would get back to my regularly scheduled posts...

Yeah I  know, I was supposed to write my review of New Mutants or Tenet

Yeah I know, I lied.

But hey, I'm back now. It's not that I didn't want to post last week or didn't think about it. I just didn't do it. But let's not dwell on the past. Today is a new day and a new week and new chance to do things right.  I already did my first makeup post since May 2018 yesterday, which if you haven't check out you should, so this week is already turning out better than last. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tuesdays With Kerin: I've moved!!!

 Hello World!

I bet you didn't think you'd be hearing from me again! I apologize for taking last week off, but I was working in the call center, and then I got sick, so yeah. Anyway, I'm working from home this week, so I can get back to my regularly scheduled postings. 

So what have I been up to these past 2 weeks? Well thank you for asking.  My time was mostly consumed with my sister and I looking for a new place to stay, and we found it! And omg did we get a steal! The day after we reserved our apartment, the price went up by $600! So yeah, I'm glad we locked it in when we did. Then last week was just packing up and then I got sick which wasn't great, but I think I was just exhausted and really needed to rest, but I'm feeling much better now. 

Shipping boxes in front of red brick

Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesdays with Kerin: Welcome Back Tuesday

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Hello World!

Happy Belated Kobe Day...Happy Pre-Hump day... hmmm... neither one of those really work, but today is Tuesday, August 25,2020, and I am back, so Happy Tuesday. Happy Welcome Back Tuesday! I don't know what I'm saying. It's been so long since I've done this. In fact it's been exactly 2 years. That's right, my last post was 2 years ago today. That's crazy. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Summer's Over

Hello World!

I am writing this post from the airport before I board the plane to take me home - back to H-town! This means my summer is officially over.  And it's a little bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm excited to go home and see my family, but on the other hand I'm going to miss my friends and colleagues and the work I was doing. And then there's the fact that I start school on Monday, which I am never looking forward to. :( 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day!!!

Hello World!

Happy Independence Day or 4th of July! Or as someone people like to say, Happy 2 days before my birthday! 




Okay first off, let's just address the elephant in the room.





I have been away for a month. But let's take a look at what I said in my last post.
See, I told you guys and I quote "I don't know how often I will post this summer." Well, it would seem this summer, I would post as often as once a month. And I also said, " if I don't have the time, I will let you guys know," so this is me letting you guys know. And the fact that I'm posting now counts as me not disappearing all summer, so there's that as well. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Where the heck have I been?

Hello World!

Omg! I got online today and realized I haven't posted in 3 weeks! I don't know what happened. I didn't realize it had been so long. I'm so sorry. I guess I just got busy and compounded with my perpetual laziness,  I just lost track of time.  But alas I have found my way, and  I indeed have much to inform on you on. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a slightly longer than usual post today.

Okay, when I last left you, I was neck-deep in my Supernatural obsession and deeply invested in the NBA Playoffs. So none of that has really changed, except I have taken a break from Supernatural because I only have 2 more seasons left and I'm not ready for it to be over. So I've been stemming the tide by re-watching season 13 episodes and watching a tone of Supernatural convention panels. Yeah, it's really bad, but we all have our vices. But for real for real, I've watched so many convention panels, that I'm strongly considering going to the Supernatural convention in Vegas this December, and I hate Vegas, so that's saying a lot. But we'll see. Who knows what I'll be obsessed with come December?


Now Playoffs... I just want to say my predictions were 100% correct. I mean maybe not 100%, but my end results were right. I said Lebron was going to win, and he did that dang thing. And I said the Western Conference was gon be lit, and they did that dang thing. So, I was right. Anyway, Finals start tomorrow! We got the Dubs and the Cavs for the 4th straight year! Turn up! And you already know who I'm going for. DubNation all day!



In completely unrelated news, in my time away, I finally got my driver's license. Yay! I mean technically I still have to go to the DPS to get my actual license, but I already passed the tests and everything. So now I can finally be the free independent woman, I like to think I am. 


Okay, so I never have a update without mentioning movies, so what's new on the movie front? So the last to advance screenings I tried to go to were busts. The Deadpool 2 was awful because we sat outside in the sun for hours only for them come out and say we only have 47 seats. Boy bye! So I ended having to use my own hard earned money to see a movie I didn't really want to see. And by hard earned money I, of course, mean my movie pass. But anyway, I did see it so if you want a review, let me know. Then the other screening I tried to go to was Mamma Mia 2. I was going to take my mother on Mother's Day, but it turned out, they were actually just showing Mamma Mia, the original. And honestly that's not a good enough movie to see twice, let alone three times, so we passed. Instead we had breakfast at this wonderful crepe place, called Sweet Paris. I think they have franchises all over, but if you're in Houston, you should check it out, it's in Rice Village. And then other movies... I saw Solo this weekend when I was #downtownliving because of Comicpalooza, which we will get into soon. I saw Book Club yesterday. #MovieTuesday And let me tell you, that movie is a riot. And I'm going to try to see an advance screening of Adrift tonight, but who knows how that will turn out. But if I don't see it tonight, I'll just watch it tomorrow. 

Now,  I think the most exciting thing that happened this month, besides getting my license was going to Comicpalooza! It was my first convention and it was pretty exciting! I went with my brother, and we stayed the cutest loft in Downtown Houston, right by Minute Maid Park, and we would walk to the George R. Brown every day, and it was a lot of fun!


We checked into our AirBnb on Thursday night, and then we had dinner at my new favorite restaurant Osso+ Kristalla. And then convention started on Friday. So Friday was all about getting the lay of the land. We checked out some film shorts and some vendors. We went to a discussion about the history of American Comics, which was surprisingly pretty interesting. Then we went to the Charlie Cox Q&A, which I think was favorite panel from the whole weekend. And later, we went to the Orlando Jones Q&A, which was downright hilarious. It was like a stand-up routine. He was so much fun! And then later we went to see Solo.

But Saturday was the big day. The Tom Holland Q&A was happening I was not going to miss it. We went to a strange sword fighting class in the morning. And then we watched this really bad Black Lightning film. And then I went and got in line for Tom, while my brother went to the Mark Waid Q&A. And I'm glad I did, because it was so packed. I got in line 2 and half hours before the panel, and there were already like 50 people in front of me. And by the time, my brother got out of his panel, there were like 1000 people in the waiting room. It crazy. And it really wasn't worth it. Tom was great. He was sweet and funny, but the panel was just meh! The moderator asked a lot questions, the Tom had already answered in other interviews, and then Tom invited this obnoxious kid on the stage, and he just tried to take over the panel. And I'm like dude, this is not about you. Later, we went to the Ray Park Q&A, and that was pretty fun.

Sunday was the last day, and goal was to go shopping in the vendor area to get souvenirs. But since, nothing was really happening everyone was shopping too, so it was really packed. My brother got some Funko Pops to start an actual collection and I got a random grab bag of comics. I was going to get a shirt, but I didn't like any of them. Then we also went to the Ruth E. Carter Q&A. She's the costume designer for Black Panther, and other films. And it was really interesting and informative. Then we left, and went back to the loft, and watched Spider-Man: Homecoming until it was time to return to our regularly scheduled lives. But overall, I had a great time, and I think I'll go back. I think I'm a convention kind of girl!

Now looking toward the future, I'm going to be leaving on Saturday, to go to DC to work this summer. So I don't know how often I will post this summer, but I'm going to try, and if I don't have the time, I will let you guys know. I won't just disappear all summer.

Anyway, I think that's it. Sorry not sorry for the long post!

If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tuesdays with Kerin: This is It!

Hello World!

This is it! I'm done! I did it! I had my last final today, and now I'm done with the year! YASSSSSS!!! This time couldn't have come any later, because I am so done with school. But alas now I get a reprieve. 
Hmmm.. let's see what did I do last week...

Well my new found love of Supernatural has turned into full blown addiction. It is literally all I do. I sit down, eat ice, and play Solitaire while I watch Supernatural. I'm over halfway through season 7 now, and it's still good!

If I'm not watching Supernatural, then I'm watching the NBA Playoffs, except for the Rockets, because I'm not allowed to watch them. After careful experimentation, I found that whenever I watch the Rockets they lose. As much as I want to be apart of their success, I can't. I'm a bad luck charm, so I must be a fan from afar. But I can watch the Warriors all day! Thankfully, neither DubNation or RedNation, let me down, so we gone have a lit Western Conference Final. Ay! Get Excited! On the other hand, I am so disappointed in the 76ers, in particular Ben "Mr. 1 point" Simmons. But can we just take a moment to appreciate Lebronto, Ontario? Yeah, because Lebron owned the Raptors.  But regardless of whoever wins between the Celtics and the 76ers, the Eastern Conference Finals doesn't seem like it will be that exciting, and Lebron is going to win. 

Believe it or not, I did not go to the movies last week. I know. Shocker. But I am supposed to see Deadpool 2 and Mama Mia 2 this week, so I guess I'm making up for it. 


Instead of a flick, I saw a different kind of show. Saturday, I went the Houston Symphony with my mother. We saw Mozart's clarinet concerto and Brahms's A German Requiem.  We had seats in the orchestra, which I thought would be nice, because we would be close to the stage. But I didn't realized how close to the stage we'd be. We were only two rows back from the stage. The seats in front of us could literally touch the stage. So if I go again, I'll probably sit a few rows back. But the show was really nice. I really enjoyed the clarinet concerto, and A German Requiem started out fine, but after the 3rd movement I was ready to go. Overall, I really enjoyed the show. It reminded me of when I was in the band (btw I played the flute and I was a boss), and made me wish I had stuck with my music. But alas, I am no artist. 


Yeah, I think that's everything. Sorry my life isn't that exciting. I'll try to do better. 

If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuesdays With Kerin: Wednesday May 2nd

Hello World!

So this is the part where I would usually say something about not posting last week or the fact that today is Wednesday and not Tuesday, but you already know the drill, so I think I'll just skip all that and get right to it. Okay, then.

This is my last week of school! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Then I have finals next week, and I'm done with school!
Well, at least until August.

I haven't really gotten up to anything since the last time I posted. At least nothing memorable. I should really stick to my weekly posting, because my memory is terrible. Or maybe I should just start writing things down. I digress.

Anyway, I recently really gotten into Supernatural. I started the show a while ago and would watch it occasionally, but I didn't want to make the commitment to watch it because it has so many seasons. But I finally took the plunge, and now I'm on Season 5 and 13. Yes, I skipped to the current season, while simultaneously watching previous season. So what?



In other exciting news, I got my passes for Comicpalooza this week! This is my first convention, so I'm pretty excited, even though I heard it's been pretty lame in the past. But Tom Holland's going to be there! So win!

On that note, I did see Avengers: Infinity War. I went to the opening night fan event, and that was a god-awful experience. Fans are literally the most annoying people to watch movies with. Anyway, I've seen the movie twice now, and will have a review for you soon!


I hope you guys have been watching the NBA playoffs because I have. And Steph's back! Get pumped!


Anyway, my picks didn't pan out, so here my new picks for this round.


  • The West: Rockets, Warriors
  • The East: 76ers, Cavaliers 
But I'm really just waiting for the Rockets- Warriors series. It's gon be lit!


Alas, that tis all!


If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesdays with Kerin: Another Wednesday Update

Hello World!

So yeah it's another Wednesday update, so maybe I should rename this series Tuesdays/Wednesdays with Kerin... nah! That's too much extra work!

So what's been happening? What's up? I always tell you guys what's going on with me, but never ask about you. How rude! So let me know in the comments.

Rampage PosterBut back to me... let's see what did I do last week...

I didn't end up going to the Rampage early screening, however I did see it on Sunday, so a review could be coming soon!

I Feel Pretty PosterHowever, I did go to the advance screening of I Feel Pretty, and might be going to another tonight, but that is not indicative of  how I feel about this movie.

Let me know which movie I should review!


With my newly found free time last week, I started going to the gym, which is gross! I hate going to the gym. There is literally nothing about it I like. But I need to workout, and I like being active. But I'm more of sport or activity type of person. Like sign me up for hip-hop cardio any day!


NBA playoffs stated this weekend!!! And the Warriors are back! They just flipped the switch and are playing like champions again. All the games I've watched have been mostly good, even though there have been some blowouts.  But my first round picks are:


  • The West: Rockets, Warriors, Thunder, Pelicans
  • The East:  Wizards, Celtics, Heat, Cavaliers 
Really, I'm just hoping for some upsets!

Anyway, there's your quick little update about what I've been up to this past week! 


If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesdays With Kerin: Free Time

Hello World!

Aye I'm back and  I'm better
I want you bad as ever...

Just kidding, I'm back, but I don't think I'm any better, and I certainly don't want you anymore than usual, but I don't know I guess I had a little Bryson Tiller in me today. 

Anyway, so how did you guys like the spam of last week? That was four post in one day! Like that was a lot. And it wasn't easy. I love watching movies, and writing reviews, but they are not easy. Reviews take a lot of time and thought. And when I got to A Quiet Place, my brain was just like no, I'm done. So I don't plan on ever doing that again... so I guess I'll just have to stick to posting a on regular basis, so I'm not doing catch-up work.


So I only have to update you guys on a few days, since my last update was Friday, and really nothing happened this weekend. I didn't even go the to the movies this weekend (*gasp*). I know shocking, and there are finally new movies out I haven't seen yet. But no worries I will makeup for this week, now that I have more free time. 


But how sway? Well, I quit my job yesterday. What? No, you didn't! Well , yes I did. I won't get into all the gritty details, but I didn't feel like the management and leadership valued my time and my efforts, so I walked out, and that's that. But now my afternoons, are completely free.
I Feel Pretty Poster


Now I have time go to advance screenings. I've had passes to so many screenings in the past, that I couldn't make because of work, but now I free to enjoy myself.


Speaking of advance screenings, I have two I plan on going to this week - Rampage and I Feel Pretty. Which is perfect, because those are two movies, I don't really want to pay to see per se. Not that I really pay for movies, because you know, MoviePass. 




I saw Midnight Sun last night, so let me know if you guys want a review for it. I was not planning on writing on, because that movie is like mad old, and I like to give you guys reviews of pretty recent movies. But if you want, you can have it.






Also, thanks to everyone you participated in my giveaway. I announced the winners on twitter on Saturday, so go check that out!  And I think that's all folks!


If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Friday, April 6, 2018

An Update and A Warning

Hello World,

I know it's been a while, and honestly I only have the same excuse as before... laziness. I know it's bad, but it's one of my defining character traits. But in all honesty, I didn't give a life update last week, because I really didn't have anything to talk about. But now I have over 2 weeks of life, surely I did something, right?

Let's see... I have developed an unhealthy obsession with the show Catfish. I think it replaced my Youtube addiction, which has simmered down, post-Lent. Now that I can watch Youtube again, I don't really watch it that much. I guess since I spent 40 days without it, I don't really need it anymore.


Hmm... what else? Shake Thursday is now a thing in my life. If you didn't know already, you can get $5 shakes at Marble Slab on Thursdays if you're a Slab Happy member. So everyone should Shake Thursday!



The only other consistent event in my life has been going to the movies, and I mean a lot. Like at least twice a week. I have seen so many movies since my last review. And thanks to MoviePass, it only cost me $10/month. I love MoviePass so much, I got a second card. With movie pass, you can see one movie a day, everyday for one low monthly price. If you're a movie fanatic like me, then MoviePass is a must have! Click here to sign up! 



With that being said, I have so many movies that I could review. I've recently seen Pacific Rim Uprisging, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One, and A Quiet Place, just to name a few. I've also re-watched Love, Simon, Peter Rabbit and Jumanji. So since, I've been M.I.A. for a while, I have some catching up to do, so be prepared for some spamming! This is your warning! I plan on spewing out a lot of reviews today. Well maybe not that many - at least 3! Maybe more, but definitely 3! I haven't decided which films to review just yet, but I promise to have 3 new film reviews postedby 11:59 PM today!




Speaking of 11:59PM today, that is also the deadline to enter my giveaway. If you don't follow me on Twitter (smh), then you haven't heard about it, but I'm giving away 3 cool prizes, and you can enter here!



If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesdays with Kerin: Post-Spring Break Blues & Giveaway

Hello World!

*SKIP TO THE BELOW IF ONLY HERE FOR THE GIVEAWAY*

Today was the official start of Spring, but Spring Break is over for me, and I'm having post-Spring Break blues. 

Yesterday I had to return school and work, and it was so hard. The day just seemed to never end... It felt like the longest Monday of my life. But alas, that is my reality once again, and I must get back adjusted to my regularly scheduled life. 

This weekend I ended my Spring Break with one last hurrah! (which is probably a main contributor to my current depressive state).  I participated in some "light" retail therapy. 

My family and I took a short trip to Cypress to visit the outlet mall there. We checked into a suite at the Holiday Inn on Friday, and then we went to a Drive In theater that night, and saw A Wrinkle in Time. I don't think I'm made for Drive Ins. I love movies, but I'm a Luxury Lounger kind of girl. Then Saturday was 'shop til you drop' day.  There were some crazy sales! I'm talking 90% off Coach wallets. I got 4 pair of shoes from Nine West for $75! 


Plus a few good meals, that was supposed to be the end of the trip, but I might have returned Sunday for just a few more things. 

When we returned to Houston, my sister and I went to see Tomb Raider again. Which was better than when I first saw it at the advance screening, but I think it was just because the theater was better. Then that was the actual end of my Spring Break. 

GIVEAWAY:
In other news, in my post last week, I said I would be doing a giveaway soon to celebrate my 500 followers on Instagram! I'm going to be giving away a Blu- Ray copy of Thor: Ragnarok! Check out my Instagram (@kerinskorner) for more details!


Also, I am so close to 500 followers on twitter, so expect another giveaway soon!


If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let me know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Big News: Kerin's Korner Update!!!

Hello World!

Today, I decided to make some changes to Kerin's Korner, specifically when and how I post. You may have noticed in the last 2 weeks I've missed some posts, and posts have been going up later and later. The truth is posting everyday is a lot of work. I thought I could do it, but I now know, I really can't - not if I want to continue to post good content. You may have noticed a decline in the quality of my posts, and that's because I've just been posting because I need to post something. And that's not what I want to do. I want to post good quality content. 

With that being said, I am cutting down my posts to 4 days a week, and no longer regularly posting on Wednesdays. I'm not going to cut out my movie reviews, because that's a main focus of Kerin's Korner, but I'm going to move them to Fridays, because most movies come out on Thursdays, and I usually watch them that night, so I could give you a review of new movies sooner, instead of a week later.  So the new schedule will be as follows:

  • Makeup Mondays - Makeup tutorials, reviews, etc.
  • Tuesdays with Kerin - Life Updates
  • Top Ten Thursdays - top ten lists of anything
  • Watch or Nah? Fridays - Movie reviews
  • (Maybe the occasional Hump Day Bonus post!)
Besides, the slight change in schedule, I will also be changing the focus of Kerin's Korner. Right now, the blog is all about makeup, movies, and more! I am going to focus less on the "and more", and more on makeup and movies. Hence, why #TBT Playlists have been cut! Makeup and movies are the two things I am most passionate about, and what I enjoy blogging about, so that's what Kerin's Korner should be about. 

Okay, that's all the big news! All these changes will go in effect today, so I apologize that my movie review won't be up until Friday! And the winner from all the votes on twitter, instagram, and the comments is... Love, Simon! So I'll have that review up on Friday. And maybe I'll post a bonus review, since you guys were expecting my review sooner.



If there are any specific posts you'd like to see, let know via comment, twitter, instagram, etc. 

Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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