Tune In: The Bachelor Season 19 - Prince Farming

Dec 31, 2014
Don't miss the three hour premiere of The Bachelor on Monday, January 5! This season we are following Bachelorette Andi Dorfman's cast off, Chris Soules on his quest to find his perfect country princess!


America can't get enough of this hunky, millionaire farmer with the mega watt smile and down-to-earth personality. Get ready for an ambundance of shirtless tractor riding promos and B roll, ladies!

ABC has recently released the photos and bios of the 30 (yes, 30!) women who will be vying for Chris' heart and hand in marriage. You can see the full list at The Bachelor Facebook Page or at ABC.com (which I am too lazy to link for you), but here are my top four picks for Chris (in no paticular order):






So ABC went a little wonky with what they put on these bio pics. So, here's the real deal on these four lovely ladies: 

1. Becca - 25; from San Diego, CA; Chiropratic Assistant. Really the only reason I picked her for Chris is because she's cute. I think he'll be in to her. Sounds like she's got a great job too.

2. Carly - 29; from Arlington, TX; Cruise Ship Singer; although I don't really love her profession, I love her age for him and she seems super cute and down-home. Gotta love a Texas girl for a farmer! Just hope she doesn't become the Bradley of the season and sing her face off whenever she gets camera time.

3. Tracy - 29; from Wellington, FL; Fourth Grade Teacher. Uh, what's not to love? Age appropriate, loves children?! I think Chris' working class mentality will really work with Tracy's working class roots.

4. Whitney - 29; from Chicago, IL; Fertility Nurse. The fact that she lives in Chicago really jumped out at me! It's not too far away from Iowa - I would say maybe a 5-6 hours drive. Major points that she's already living in the Midwest. I also love that she's age appropriate for Chis and has an awesome career!



Don't forget to follow along with me every Wednesday. I'll be #BloggingtheBach again this season and dowloading all my thoughts, feelings, and WTF moments from that Monday's episode.




Are you excited for the new season?
Do you have any early favorites?




My Favorite Posts from 2014 + Monday Madness Link Up

Dec 29, 2014




Happy almost 2015! I really want to encourage all of you to take time, reflect on how your blog has grown in the last year, and celebrate! I'd also like to share some posts that I am particularly proud of that showed up on A Cute Angle this past year. Enjoy!

//1// DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner


//2// Olympic Moments

//3// Marriage Monday: Celebrating Six Years

//4// Women's History Month: My Secret Life as a Feminist

//5// My Favorite Women in History

//6// 8 Spring Skincare Essentials

//7// Michigan Made Products

//8// Go Green for Mental Health Awareness Accessories Swap


//9// 2014 Met Gala Fashion

//10// Homemade Frosty Paws

/11// 5 Tips for Stress Free Summer Vacation

//12// DIY All Natural Night Cream

//13// 5 Ways to Use Almond Oil

//14// The Slacker's Guide to a Rockin' Bod

//15// 30 in 30

//16// The Bachelorette Finale

//17// Celebrating 1950s Fashion


//18// Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Copycat Recipe

//19// Fall Beauty Week: Affordable Fall Lip and Nail Colors


//20// TV's Best Dressed Characters


//21// Dress Like Kate: Installment #5

//22// 5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

//23// Girls Getaway: The Bahamas

//24// What the What?! Wednedsay: Sh*t People Say


Share your favorite posts from your blog today in the link up and/or comments.
 


 

Monday Madness Link Up + Giveaway

Dec 22, 2014
I wish I could say I didn't get this post up this morning because I was at home spending time with my husband who is done with work until January 2, but nope! That's not the case. I was too busy running errands this weekend and then had to get to work at my regular time of 8am today.

Hope you will still link up! Don't forget - today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

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Friday Five: The Christmas Crunch

Dec 19, 2014
Let today's Friday Five help you during Christmas crunch time!

//1// Headed to a party and need a last minute gift for the host? Use this helpful Holiday Hostess Gift Guide!


// 2//Christmas Giveaway! Enter to win a 32 piece eyeshadow palette and a box of gingerbread spice herbal tea (caffeine free!). We're in the final days to enter so go check it out now!


//3// Celebrate the holidays with this delicious and sophisticated holiday adult beverage! If anything, it will make your family/in-laws bearable!


//4// Have party perfect hair this year! Check out these hairstyles inspired by Duchess of Cambridge.


//5// Don't forget your favorite four-legged friend! Great gifts for under $10!



Happy Friday and Merry Christmas!
 


 

Pooch Presents for Under $10

Dec 18, 2014
As you all may know by reading this blog, I have a very loved spoiled little guy in our house.


Scout is our 5-year-old ten pound bichon/poodle mix only child. Of course he would be included in our Christmas celebration! We acutally wrap his presents and place them under the tree. He usually can sniff them out and then he'll tear into the wrapping with his feet and teeth to get it open. It's so much fun to watch!

Here are some gifts hand picked by me with love for your furry friends.

 

Pooch Presents for Under $10

//1// Collapsible food and water dishes. These are amazing! We take them where ever we take Scout. They are easy to set up and put away, and super convenient for travel!

//2// Balls. Balls are Scout's all time favorite toy. He goes nuts for them! Pick a ball that is right for your dog based on the material it's made of and the size.

//3//Bow Tie. Make sure you pooch looks festive this Christmas!

//4//Toys. Get your fur baby his or her favorite toy. Scout's a big chewer so this stick shaped chew toy by Kong is perfect for him!

//5// Grooming tools. Whether big, small, hypoallergenic, or shedders all dogs can use a little pampering. This Conair Dog Massaging Shampoo Brush will give your companion a little treat during bath time. Scout would love this near his shoulder and neck areas!

//6// Puffer Vest. This may work best for the little ones. Keep them warm! Scout loves his puffer for bathroom breaks on cold nights.

//7// Reflective Collar. It's the perfect gift for this time of year - it gets darker earlier. Have your pooch sport this for your after work walks. Help him stay safe!

//8// Kong. These are a great treat for large bread dogs. Stuff the Kong full of treats or peanut butter. It will keep your big guy or gal occupied while you eat Christmas dinner with your 2-legged friends!




 
 
How do you spoil your pets?

Enter to win a 32 piece eyeshadow palette and a box of gingerbread spice tea in my Christmas Giveaway.
There's still time to enter! Remember - you can tweet out a message to get a new entry every day!

Holiday Hairstyles Inspired by Kate Middleton

Dec 17, 2014
One thing The Duchess is known for is her luxurious and shiny brunette locks. It doesn't matter if you're a blonde, brunette, or a red head; we can all have party perfect hair this Christmas season with these Kate-inspired styles.

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Have beautiful Christmas!
 
Enter to win a 32 piece eyeshadow palette and a box of gingerbread spice tea in my Christmas Giveaway.
There's still time to enter!



Christmas Giveaway

Dec 16, 2014
Hey, ladies! Don't forget that there is still time to be a part of the Monday Madness link up. I love this link up because there are no rules. You don't have to follow anyone and you can link any sort of post you want. It doesn't have to be a weekend recap! So, get to making some new friends!

Special treat for you all today... a Christms Giveaway! Enter to win an ELF 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette and a box of Gingerbread Spice herbal tea!

Best of luck and Merry Christmas!

 
 
 
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It's Beginnng to Look a Little Like Christmas + Link Up

Dec 15, 2014
Why does laundry seem ever ending? There are too many damn steps in the process!

So, I finally got around to putting up some Christmas decorations this weekend. I'm just so over it this year. I'm really burned out from all my travel in November. But I know Nick loves having Christmas decorations up so I did it for him.

dining room table
 

 
This is our tree this year. We used to use this in our apartments. Since moving into our house we've been cutting down trees, but this year I just didn't want put in the effort. Notice there are no ornaments on it. #epicfail








 
This light up dog looks super cool at night. It reminds me of Scout! Nick put it out a week or two ago.

Nick and I had a gaming night on Saturday. We played Jeopardy, The Price is Right, and Guitar Hero on the Wii. We haven't done this in years!



 
Nick parents had invited us to an MSU basketball game on Sunday. It was at 8pm and an hour and half away so I politely declined. I need my sleep before going to work! However, Nick headed that way so Scout and I spent Sunday together! 
 

 
 Happy Monday! Don't forget to link up today!
 



 
 

 
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