Friday, May 2, 2014

5 on Friday!

I'm trying to get back into the groove of things. I've had a lot going on over the past few months yet finding things to post about are still hard while I'm sit here staring at this blank white space. A link up to the rescue!

In just under a month, I will be back to living on my own. Sure there are some monetary perks to having roommates, but nothing beats having your own private sanctuary when you need some peace and quiet. My decorating skills aren't as high quality as the genius behind the model apartment but I'm looking forward to making it my own!
One of my best friends (ohhh hey, Kate!) is pregnant and we get to find out if she is carrying a little prince or a sweet princess this Sunday! She is my first friend to have a baby (on purpose, ha) & she has already agreed to letting me babysit! I've been teasing her that I'm certain it's a boy, because she badly wants a girl. I guess we'll find out Sunday! 

Blue or Pink. What do you think?
Tomorrow is my first ever Derby party! Since I'm not a Kentuck-ian like my blog crush PinkLouLou, I've never actually been to the Kentucky Derby, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I've been watching the frilly hats from afar and dreaming of a day that I'm no longer just there in spirit.  
{RIP Jess & Nick. I still believe!}

All week I've been dreaming of Pad Thai. Have you tried this incredible delicacy from Thailand? Okay, maybe it's not a delicacy but I'm official obsessed with this dish. It's only been 3 months since my first encounter and I'm irrevocably hooked. Somehow I need to find a way to incorporate Pad Thai into my meals this coming weekend. Been far away for far too long ♪♫ (I'm fully aware that I sound like a looney tune)
Throwback to my love at first site moment with Pad Thai!
In the past weeks, I've seen social media blowing up with talks of the Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. Am I the only one that isn't completely sold yet? From what I've seen, it simply creates clumps (which I hate) on your eyelashes to add the "fuller" effect. I know I shouldn't knock it before I try it myself, but I'm uncertain what all the craze is about. Has anyone tried it?

That's all I've got for today.

My goal is to document my travels here next week. We'll see how I do!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Pen of all Pens!

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We've talked about this before, but I'm a sucker for calendars, planners and lists. It's important to note that none of these would be nearly as fun to keep track of if they weren't color coded. Am I right or am I right?

I don't know about you but school supply shopping was my absolute FAVORITE thing to do every new school year. I wanted the coolest pens, highlighters, binders, etc.. You name it, I had it. Don't even get me started on my Lisa Frank obsession. Speaking of that, where has she been? Are kids still using her supplies these days? I definitely think it's time for Ms. Frank to make a comeback because she was the Lilly Pulitzer of my youth. 

Back to the point, I absolutely hated when I would lose one of my pen colors when updated my planner. Insert the geniuses over at BIC® and their awesome 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen. Now I can update my calendar all without switching pens or worrying about losing one of my colors mid-month (the worst to my fellow planner/calendar lovers!) Plus, they add a colorful expression to my calendar!

Since there are 4 different colors, you can use that to distinguish what kind of mood you're in or thought you're trying to convey. I keep my calendar organized with work stuff in red because those items are typically more urgent, to-list & appointments in black, bills in blue because I definitely start feeling blue after paying those every month and I leave all of my fun stuff for green since it's my favorite color!
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As you can see there is a TON going on. Having it color coded really helps me stay organized!

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Blue likes himself. And for good resaon: he knows that he's important. Blue cheese, blue skies, blue jeans, blue moon; he's everwhere! let's admit it.. Blue is the boss. 

Red: Red likes it when things are correct. When matches are parallel and books are well aligned on a shelf. Want to make him happy? Give him some mistakes to correct. He even makes mistakes on purpose sometimes, just for the pleasure of correcting them. 

Green: Green is the jealous type. Wouldn't you be if your Red, Blue and Black counterparts were used way more often than you? He's a foodie. Such a foodie that he chronicles each of his daily meals on his social media profile. Because if you eat a meal and odn't take a picture of it, did it really even happen?

Black: He just doesn't understand... why does it always have to be about blue? He is not as fit as blue although he likes to think that he's just as handsome as he is - in a different way though. (Muscles are so last season). He doesn't like to talk about it but his natural hair color is blond. 

I'm clearly a red. Sometimes I add things to my to-do list that I've already done just so I can mark them off and feel accomplished! What color best fits your personality?

Each of the different spandex men have different personalities. See if you can spot the personalities in the videos below! BIC® actually came out with some pretty funny videos that I recommend you watch. They gave me a good laugh!

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