This is Essa, my cheekiest version of Essa (for which I owe @ceruleanbluesart, so much thanks). She is coincidentally my most canon Essa. (AU Essa kisses with too many teeth). 

She is absolutely down for platonic and friendly smooches. Essa is cis/female/demi and a very silly (and very occasional) drunk. She can also get very affectionate with battle-buddies, and Cullen (Maker bless him) mostly watches the whole thing with amusement (then dumps her in a trough when she needs it).

When she’s sober (or not still caught in the post-rush of battle), Essa tends to save her affection for dogs, horses, Cullen, and Fin, but just enough of the right kind of giddiness and she starts telling everyone she loves that she loves them. (loudly, and sloppily, and often with kisses). So if you think your oc wants to smooch this cutie, go for it. 

*I’ll be out of town next week, but when I get back, I will definitely respond with drabbles/ficlets, just make sure you send me info on your oc. :)

Well today has been pretty shit.

A big fuck you is being sent out to more or less everyone I know. Friends are crap. We’re better off without them.

Except Internet friends they’re great. (Story is in the tags for you nosy lil fuckers)

          ( @tahitiwoke !! )

          she doesn’t ask phil to meet her at her apartment and she certainly doesn’t ask to come by his house, both because it feels too personal and not like the sort of thing they will ever do together. so instead, they meet at a coffee shop, and josephine purposefully arrives half an hour before the time they decided on if only to have some semblance of an upper-hand, even if that only comes in the form of choosing the table and getting the last blueberry muffin from the display on the counter.

          when phil slides into the seat across from her, she doesn’t smile, but she does wonder what he’s told carol, if he’s been honest with her about eleven or if, like herself and roman, there are tiny slivers of things he’s kept to himself.

          “i thought maybe we could call a little truce.” she takes a sip of her coffee and tries not to think of the ways this will never last, but maybe she can hope. “at least for right now. considering everything.”

An Abridged Family Medical Guide, 6th Edition, Part 2

An Abridged Family Medical Guide, 6th Edition (Kandreil, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Sick Fic, PG:13)

As soon as Kevin realized there was a stomach bug going around the locker room, he started force feeding Neil and Andrew vitamins. It worked out about as well as you could expect.

01 02 03

Three nights later, Neil woke up at two-thirty in the morning in a fight with the bed sheets. He was so hot his fingers were shaking. No matter how hard he struggled, he couldn’t get out of the nest of bedding and bodies around him. He was trapped. He was trapped and the need to escape was like salt in his veins. He wasn’t supposed to run anymore.

He was pinned, and hot, and trembling.

“Stop moving,” Andrew hissed.

Neil froze, a whimper in his throat.

Andrew freed Neil with short, precise movements. The sheets were unceremoniously untangled from Neil’s elbows and neck and knees. As soon as he could, Neil pushed at Kevin until he rolled off the end of the bed, and then followed him down to the floor. He landed on Kevin’s stomach.

“Fucker,” Kevin grunted. “What the hell?” He almost sounded like he was awake.

Neil got to his feet and staggered away from the bed. Andrew was studying him from the bed, and Kevin was confused on the ground, but Neil was more interested in the thermostat. Had one of them jacked the heat up? Was there a problem with the furnace?

“Get back in bed,” Andrew said to both of them from where he knelt on the mattress.

Neil shook his head. “I think the heat’s broken,” he said.

Read the rest on AO3

As I said before I wanted to try the Twelve Dates Of Christmas - Now we have Emma I need to make sure all the activities are things we can do together as a family. 

That now rules out ice skating and cinema trips as Emma will only be 9 months old at Christmas. 

So I’ve been having a look online for activities or dates you can do with babies or children - this is what I’ve found! 

For older children baking festive treats is a great way to get the whole family in the Christmas mood - especially with all those delicious smells filling the house! 

Here are a few easy and fun recipes you can try: 

If you’re not blessed with culinary prowess, or if you’re short on time, store bough ginger bread decorating kits are just as fun and delicious! (They’re also very affordable at just £1.60 for a pack of 5 from Tesco

Netmums also has a great page full of Christmas decorations you can make with your children to deck the halls in style.

Check it out HERE

There are also loads of crafts you can do with babies, which double up as great mementos from their first Christmas.

Above is a little selection of a few easy crafts you can make using your little ones hand or foot prints. 

They also make great cards or gifts to send to family members!

Taking family photos can be a little tricky at times to wrangle everyone in the same room and looking at the right times, check out my Christmas Portrait blog for a few tips to help make the process easier.

I hope this has given you a few ideas of what you can do with your own family to get in the Christmas spirit - feel free to message me with any of your own! 

Love Kayleigh and Emma x 

Home of the Day: Tellico Cuatro

Count them, four luxurious bed and bath suites are featured in this extraordinary Natural Element Home. 

Indeed, this beautiful Tellico absolutely epitomizes the Natural Element Home.

The wrap-around porch is under roof and is fully appointed with tapered stone pillars supporting the signature trussed roof to assure that this home is the most beautiful mountain modern abode for miles around.

The 4542 square feet of heated living space is expanded and enhanced by the 2732 square feet of outdoor living under a beautiful trussed porch area replete with an outdoor fireplace for maximum enjoyment of friends and the great outdoors.


aokagamonth 2016 Day 18: Family + Day 25: Home 

“How could we not talk about family when family’s all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride
And every road you take will always lead you home, home

- See you Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth.

and here i thought Louis was free to enjoy his family time home on his own