Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Alternative NYE Ideas

How to Spend NYE When You Don't Like Going Out

  • Research some new activities/adventures for the upcoming months - make a bucket list!
  • Pamper Yourself
    • Mani/Pedi time! Paint your nails perfectly - you have all night! Soak your hands, grab the cuticle oil, go all out.
    • Take a bubble bath, refill the hot water at least once!
  • Binge watch The Great British Baking Challenge season on Netflix and then curse the internet for not having all the seasons available!
  • Make a list of all the great things you've done or accomplished this year. Pat yourself on the back.
  • Have a dance party at home - you can stay in your jim jams!
  • Catch up with your favorite book or blog.
  •  Delete negative energy from your life in the form of "cleaning out" your Facebook/Instagram/Twitters friends. Get rid of the ex lovers/friends and anyone you don't actually interact with but just compare yourself to.
  • Rewatch the Harry Potter series.
  • Watercolor/sketch/color in a coloring book - it doesn't matter if you're good, just if you're having fun!
  • Make some New Years Resolutions that are centered around helping yourself and others, that focus on self love and care not tearing yourself down.
  • Bake/Cook something that's been on your board for a while. Some of mine that have been waiting for me are:
  • Write your holiday thank you cards OR send some love via snail mail just because.

How are you guys celebrating your New Years Eve? If you are going out catch my blog HERE for dresses to wear from cocktails to the dance floor.

Until Next Time,
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Sunday, December 27, 2015

7 NYE Dresses Under $100

The holiday season is quickly ending as the big bang of the end approaches - New Years! If you've been spending the last few weeks scrambling to wrap, write, and pick out things for other people maybe, like me, you've forgotten about that perfect NYE ensemble. In my last minute outfit haste, I thought I'd share with you my findings to assure that it is in fact not too late and it doesn't have to be crazy expensive. Of course, my best bets are finding steals is usually Ross Dress for Less, but if you don't want to brave the winter storms for maybe a great deal, here's some wonderful online finds all under $100!

Monday, December 21, 2015

TV Shows I Love That No One's Talking About

I've been watching a lot of TV lately. Between Myke being gone for three weeks to now being home alone all day, I have a lot of time on my hands. PLUS, TV is easy to have on in the background while I'm doing other things like job hunting and changing my address on every single thing I keep forgetting about. I thought I'd talk to you about some shows that I love, but I only know one or none people that watch them as well.

  • Broad City
    • This show is about two best friends, Ilana and Abbi living in New York City. Abbi is the solid one with a focus who often gets happily led astray with Ilana's ideas of pot fueled fun. I had seen so many meme's I didn't realize were from this show because I watched it. It's smart, funny, and definitely worth your time. It's a half hour show on Comedy Central which has recently been renewed for it's third season set to premiere in February of 2016. 
  • Truth Be Told
    • This is a premiere season for this show which started in October this year. It follows two couples who are neighbors and best friends. It explores diverse topics from marriage to race to exes. I'm sad to know that NBC reduced the number of episodes from 13 to 10 recently. This show is very honest and funny to me.
  • Young and Hungry
    • This sitcom follows Gabi, a young chef in San Francisco and her boss, Josh who is a young, rich, Steve Jobs-type. This show is also slated for a third season premiering in 2016 on Freeform, formerly ABC Family. The supporting casts includes Gabi's best friend, the house keeper, and Josh's assistant. Gabi is blunt as she is beautiful which can lead to some very interesting situations for her.
  • Liv and Maddie
    • This is a Disney show that premiered in 2013 and is currently in the middle of it's third season. It stars the lovely Dove Cameron, as twins Liv, a singing acting sensation and Maddie, a basketball star. It's a cute half hour sitcom about high school and all the drama that brings. The twins also have hilarious parents and two younger brothers with their own hi-jinks. 
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
    • This CW show premiered October of this year, it's an hour long comedy drama musical. It's about an unhappy big time New York lawyer who's inspired to make a huge change in her life and moves to West Covina, California! That's also happens to be where Josh, he ex from middle school theatre camp goes, but of course that's not why she's there... In West Covina she makes new friends, dates, and of course hilarity ensues! The musical aspect of the show is original shows thrown in at random, maybe 2-3 an episode that are situational and add to the story line.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    • This is a single camera police comedy sitcom on Fox. It is currently in the midst of it's third season. It centers around Andy Samberg's character, Jake Peralta who works as a hot-shot police detective in the Brooklyn precinct. There's also Amy - his competitive coworker, Terry - a family man with a wrestler's body, Charles - the dorky sidekick that idolizes Jake, and Rosa - the sort of scary detective that has a hidden soft side. Then, the captain who's probably my favorite character. He's tough, dry, and a very good sport.

Until Next Time,
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Foods I Could Do Without

Matt Bellassai is quickly becoming one of my favorite people on social media. Inspired by one of his latest videos, I decided to also discuss foods that I hate.

First of all, please let's still be friends Matt, but I don't understand beer or wine. "Acquired taste" shouldn't be a thing. If something is gross until you have six of them, I don't want it. The only thing I can get behind so far that's even close to that realm is cider with a shot of Fireball. Usually, even then it's a stretch. Speaking of liquids, flavored water just tastes dirty. It doesn't taste like lemons or oranges, it just tastes like dirty water. And for people who like to call tea that I urge you to drink a lime flavored water. But actually, don't. Why not just drink a delicious Peppermint Mocha frappachino?

Whole wheat pasta is disgusting. People who like it are trying to be healthier and trick themselves into believing it's good. Same for vegetable "pasta" - zucchini is not ziti. Don't try to surprise me with any spaghetti squash either. You can't fool me. Any replacement food is a joke. Mashed cauliflower does not taste like mashed potatoes. Just because something looks like a thing does not make it that thing! And I like cauliflower, but it does not replace the majestic potato.

Cupcakes with icing "filling" are a waste of my time. If I wanted more icing I would take some off the plate of my mashed cauliflower eating friend. I want that cake. The only time I want icing inside of something is a cake ball or a creme filled donut from Dunkin. Not the jelly filled or that disgusting Boston Creme, but the delicious fluffy creme ones. Besides that, get out.

Pho - more like UGH. Do you know about pho? It's a beef broth noodle soup with onions and bean sprouts. It smells and tastes like a foot. It's disgusting and you have to put Sriracha and jalapenos and lime and yuck in it. What are bean sprouts even? They're like not ready, but we still eat them. It's like the veal of vegetables.

Too much meat on things. I do not need pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, Canadian bacon, ham, and bacon on one thing ever especially not if it's pizza. Pizza is about cheese first and foremost. If it's on a sandwich I can handle three meats, tops. Example: Italian BMT from Subway. But if I'm gonna have bacon, I wanna taste that bacon dammit. Don't try to dilute my bacon with your shitty Canadian not-bacon.

Oatmeal is disgusting. It's just lumpy hot mush that kind of tastes like nothing. Mostly it's a texture thing for me. In this same thought we can lump quinoa, grits, and malt-o-meal. I don't want wet sand in my mouth. Why do people want a mouth full of gritty melted concrete? If butter can't fix something I don't need to go there. I can eat fruit and yogurt and whatever else you try to "fix" oatmeal with and just leave out the oatmeal.

I also don't really understand cereal. People who let it get all mushy in the bottom of the bowl - that's yucko. I can eat handfuls of cereal as a snack - Fruity Pebbles, Honey Nut Cheerios, yum. You can even serve that to me with a glass of milk. But don't try to give me that shit in a soggy bowl setup. I don't want my milk turning pink and I'm not sucking it out of the bowl with those gross slurping sounds.

Don't try to defend your favorite food to me, I've already come around to brussel sprouts and sushi. I've tried tons of pizzas with lots of meat on them and they're still sick. What kinds of foods is everyone else always raving out while your stomach turns next to them? Is there something that everyone hates that you just can't get enough of?

Until Next Time,
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Monday, December 7, 2015

OOTD: Christmas Party Edition

My first party in Minnesota was Myke's work Christmas party. As of right now we are still living at Myke's wonderful lovely friends' house and living out of suitcases. Luckily, my mom bought me this outfit right before I left Oklahoma in anticipation of just this event. I got both pieces at Torrid which is having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale so... go, go now! (More pictures below the jump)

Bow Back Crop Blouse - HERE
Pleated Chiffon Maxi Skirt - HERE
Black Booties from Ross Dress for Less
Black Leggings from Ross Dress for Less

Necklace - Forever 21
Rings - Vintage/James Avery
Bracelets - Vintage
Glasses - Warby Parker