Four Fabulous Marshalls Finds

Jan 31, 2017
TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods are some of my favorite places to shop. I've found some of my favorite clothes and household items at great prices at these stores.

//1// Wooland Grove Warm Butter Cashew Candle

This candle offers a handsome asthetic, and an amazing warm, comforting smell. Perfect for Fall and Winter!

//2// Lilac Body Bar

Lilac is my favorite scent and the scent of this body bar is potent. It's like running through a field of fresh lilacs! Check out your local Marshall's to see if they have one in your favorite scent!

//3// The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Massage Soap

The argan leaves the skin so super smooth and hydrated. The massage 'nubs' are great for circulation.

//4// Makeup Brush Cleaning Palette

This silicone mat offers a handle on the back for easy scrubbing. It also has numerous different types of cleaning heads to throughly clean your brushes!

Monday Madness 1.30.17

Jan 30, 2017
There are only two days left in January and I'm not sure how that happened. Where did this month go?

I've been busy over the past couple weekends with teaching dance classes and hanging out with friends.

Last weekend I hung out with my friend Jess and convinced her to get a tattoo with me. She had been thinking about getting one for awhile, and I had thought long and hard about my second one. 

I went with an infinity symbol with the three dots; the dots representing me, my brother, and my sister. Me and my sibs are live or die hand in hand. We were all born within a 5-year period and we've been through a lot together, including my parents divorce and my brother's cancer. And now as adults we're all in the same life stage and have bonded because of that. Love my fam!

After the tattoos, we ate at one of my favorite local places, The Crooked Goose, and a delicious Faygo orange soda + Pinnacle Whipped vodka. Hello creamsicle! And I finally watched Pitch Perfect. I was apparently the last person on earth to do so.

This past Friday night we went out and played some trivia with friends, and it was up on Saturday morning to teach more dance classes.

After dance I headed to my sister-in-law Megan's baby shower. We bonded over marrying brothers and have got even closer as we learned me had a lot in common. I love her so much. She's one of best friends so I was so excited to shower her and baby with lots of love!

Can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew in 6 short weeks!

I spend the rest of the weekend hanging out the hubs and fur baby, doing laundry, and watching the men's final of the Australian Open.


Have a great week!

Five on Friday 1.27.16

Jan 27, 2017

//1// Women's March on Washington

All of the women's marches around the country last Saturday were epic. I'm kicking myself for not being a part of one. I think it's important to stand up for what you believe in and make your voice heard. I had personal friends who marched, and was excited to see how many blog ladies made it to their local events. Never back down from what you believe in.

I really want to highlight Lindsay from Bourbon, Lipstick, and Stilettos. She has been one of my favorite bloggers for awhile now and her posts were just out of this world this week. Seriously, this girl is awesome.

//2// This T-Shirt

I'm obsessed with cute puppies!!! My little Scout is 7 and still looks like a puppy. My husband Nick tells me if he weren't around I'd be a puppy hoarder. They're all just sooooo cute!

//3// Hair Inspiration

It's time to go back to my roots. I have been fake blonde long enough and want something more manageable and more natural looking. Loving some looks I found on Pinterest.

What you all think? I need opinions!

//4// Gwyneth Paltrow's Pantry 

Come on. Can her organizer come over to my house, like, pronto? 

//5// Truth

Happy Friday.

Blogging the Bachelor 21.4

Jan 25, 2017
Episode 4! Here we go!

We join the Nick and the ladies at the pool party. Vanessa is questioning Nick about whether he wants a wife or whether he wants a f*ck buddy. His lips say he cares about her, but his eyes say he is going to whatever (or whoever) he wants.

Sara and Taylor decide to have some sort of come-to-Jesus-moment with Corinne (who was napping yet again), like you could ever talk sense in to her. So dumb and pointless. Corinne claims not to be entitled, yet she lives in a high rise in Miami, has a nanny/servant, and claims to run a million dollar company. I don't think we'd know all of these things if she was humble pie.

Vanessa and Raven really stood out to me during this whole debacle. They asked appropriate questions and stayed level headed. Taylor and Sara seem like nice girls too, but are just to young for him. At the end of this process they will end up with each other - as best friends.

Rose Ceremony
Rachel and Michelle L have  roses from their group dates and Vanessa has hers from the 1 on 1. Everyone is convinced that Corinne is not getting a rose tonight. Surprise! She's given the very last rose of the night. Tricky producers. Josephine's jaw is on the floor, and all of the others seem pretty shocked too.

With the final rose given to Crazy Corinne, Nick sends Christen and Brittany bye-bye. Nick must have caught wind that Christen is a virgin.

This week the remaining gals - Vanessa, Kristina, Whitney, Sara, Michelle L, Rachel, Jasmine, Michelle M, Raven, Corrine, Alexis, Taylor, Josephine, Astrid, and Jaimi - are heading to Nick's hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin!

Nick meets with his parents when he gets back to town, who, by the way, looks amazing for having a 36 year old son! After hanging with the 'rents he meets up with the girls and immediately asks Michelle L if she will join him on the first 1 on 1.

1 on 1 #1
If you need a refresher, Danielle L got the Backstreet Boy group date rose in Episode 3. Danielle L and Nick stop at a local bakery, talk with his ex Amber, and he takes her to the spot where he lost is virginity. Not weird at all.

They follow the standard Bachelor program - they go to dinner, Danielle L gets the rose, and they sway and make out to the music of some up-and-coming country star.

What I've learning on this date: Michelle L is a really effing cool chick. She's gorgeous, down to earth, and seems like a genuine and caring person. #GirlCrush

Group Date 
Rachel, Alexis, Vanessa, Jasmine, Jaimi, Sara, Whitney, Kristina, Astrid, Taylor, Josephine, Michelle M, and Corinne get invited to a date on a dairy farm, which means RAVEN gets the second 1 on 1.

The girls are required to do farm chores such as feeding the cows, milking them, and shoveling shit. Corinne complains the whole time and I'm choosing not to focus on her negativity. Instead let's check out the best quotes of the date.

"Nick was, actually, really bad handling the teets. He was really bad! Haven't you handle any teets, Nick? " - Jaimi

Alexis: "I've had dreams about milking a cow!"
Nick: "Why doesn't the surprise me?!"

Highlights of the evening portion of the group date for me include Kristina getting more screen time (yay! I think she's SO cute), the book made by Vanessa's students, and Rachel's time with Nick.

The girls yet again confront Corinne about her behavior. They feel it's disrespectful to them and to Nick, and question her ability to be able to "be there for Nick" if they were to get engaged/married.

Most shockingly was the revelation that at the diary farm Corinne lost circulation in her fingers and almost had to go to the hospital.

Corinne ends the night without a kiss and Kristina scores the group date rose.

Wait! The big questions of the night:

Answer: Yup, I do.

1 on 1 #2
Raven gets a true hometown date with Nick and first meets his youngest sibling, Bella, on the soccer field. Poor sweet Raven seems so out of sorts on the field.

Raven has an awkward meet-the-parents moment, and afterwards they take Bella roller skating. Nick proclaims it "one of the best dates" he's been on "ever." I mean, I'm in love with Raven at this point. I don't how Nick wouldn't be.

At dinner Raven opens up about up about how she caught her cheating doctor ex-boyfriend in the act. In fact, she knows what the homewrecker's vagina looks like and beat the shit out of the boyfriend with the girl's stiletto. Weirdly, they bond of the experience of being cheatees not cheaters. Raven gets the rose ya'll, and she's in love!

Rose Ceremony
Let's take in the beautiful rustic setting for this week's rose ceremony before we get into this. Ahhhhhhhh.

Ok, so this week's ceremony brings WWIII (aka Corinne vs. Taylor). Josephine goes all #TeamCorinne and they pound the apps as they discuss how Taylor talks behind Corinne's back constantly.

Now that she has Josephine on her side, Corinne decides to confront Taylor.

Taylor spews some psych speak on to Corinne, something about her not being "emotionally mature enough". Corinne tells informs Taylor that she's not stupid and she runs a multi-million dollar company.

I wonder what the company is. I could totally see Corinne running a high-end escort business. Hopefully we find out next week because this fight is...


Whitney and Josephine are out the door. Jasmine and Jaimi are not far behind, followed by Astrid and Alexis.

Kristina will get a 1 on 1 next week.

Rumors of a Taylor/Corinne 2 on 1 are flying. I'm going to go out on the limb and that, if this happens, Nick will keep both.

Until next week!

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