The Bachelorette Desiree — Episode 7

BACK ROW: BRAD, ROBERT, KASEY, BROOKS, WILL, BEN, JUAN PABLO, MIKE R., BRIAN, CHRIS, JONATHAN;MIDDLE ROW: DAN, BRYDEN, ZAK, DREW, MICHAEL, ZACH, NICK M., BRANDON;FRONT ROW: DIOGO, MICAH, LARRY, DESIREE HARTSOCK, MIKEY T., JAMES, NICK R.

The episode opened in Madiera Island, Portugal. Brooks was first up for a one on one date with Des.  They hopped in the tiniest car ever, and took off.  Brooks asked where they were headed, and Des replied..."on a trip". Nice, Des.  Thanks for the insight. As they headed down the road, Brooks expressed that he was nervous about the date.  … [Read more...]

Whatta Man Monday — Catfish Edition!!

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Happy Monday, ladies!! Last week, Paul Walker won the Fast and Furious Edition by a LANDSLIDE.  Can't say I'm surprised...he doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, but no denying that the man is ADORABLE!! This week, I'm featuring one of my addictions... People. I CANNOT stop watching... CATFISH!! Do you watch?  My … [Read more...]

The Bachelorette Desiree — Episode 6

BACK ROW: BRAD, ROBERT, KASEY, BROOKS, WILL, BEN, JUAN PABLO, MIKE R., BRIAN, CHRIS, JONATHAN;MIDDLE ROW: DAN, BRYDEN, ZAK, DREW, MICHAEL, ZACH, NICK M., BRANDON;FRONT ROW: DIOGO, MICAH, LARRY, DESIREE HARTSOCK, MIKEY T., JAMES, NICK R.

Barcelona!! The episode opened in Barcelona, with Desiree providing some inspiring words about the city -- It's full of LIGHT!!  A great place to fall in LOVE!!  Well...duh.  Considering that most of us fall in love over pasta at Olive Garden, I'm not going to argue with you there. The men were drinking beer together, trying to hide their … [Read more...]

June Stitch Fix!!

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Are you Stitch Fixing yet? Shelly loved her first box so much, I decided that I needed to sign up.  If you're unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is basically a service where you fill out a detailed "Style Profile" that gives them an idea of your day to day activities, your size, and your personal style.  Then a stylist puts together FIVE items and pops them … [Read more...]

Meal Plan 7/1 – 7/5

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Happy Monday!! Ready to get your meal plan on?  Here's what looks good this week:   Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Mango Slaw    These just scream Summer to me!! **photo from Unsophisticook   California Club Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo    These is nothing I love more than a good club sandwich.  True story. **photo … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday — Slushy Punch

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Happy Friday!! This week, instead of going the adult cocktail route, I'm sharing a fizzy, fruity, and family friendly slushy punch.  Because it's eleventy million degrees here and everyone is having a birthday.  So surely this will come in handy, right? It's so yummy and has a great slushy consistency.  The ingredients are super simple too.  … [Read more...]

June Reading List!!

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I'm so late getting the June Reading List -- how is another month almost over? I've been marking so many books on Goodreads...I'd love to follow you there if you're on!!  It's such a great site for keeping track of what I'm reading. This month, I chose something for everyone.  A bit of mystery, a nonfiction, a young adult, and some beachy … [Read more...]

Whatta Man Monday — Reality Bites Edition!!

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Happy Monday, chickies!! Last week was our first time trying out the new voting system and we got a big response!! David Beckham TOTALLY whooped Brad Pitt in the Hot Dad Edition -- 114 votes to 17.  Sorry Brad, but we're over you.  Whomp whomp. This week, I am going back to the angsty, flannel clad 90's...are you ready? The Reality Bites … [Read more...]

This Week In…Pop Culture 6/20

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Happy Thursday, chickies!! Lot's happened in pop culture this week.  Let's discuss. James Gandolfini Died of Heart Attack James Gandolfini passed away Wednesday at the age of 51.  He suffered a sudden heart attack while on vacation with his family in Italy.  He leaves behind his wife, a 13 year old son, and a 9 month old daughter.  Absolutely … [Read more...]

Meal Plan 6/17 – 6/ 21

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Monday Monday!! I'd really love to skip cooking this week, but people need food and eating out is expensive.  So here are my choices this week!! Monday:  Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Chicken    LOVE an easy slow cooker recipe to start the week off!! **Photo from Parade Tuesday:  Easy Cheeseburger Sliders    Seriously, how fun are these?  … [Read more...]

The Bachelorette Desiree — Episode 3

BACK ROW: BRAD, ROBERT, KASEY, BROOKS, WILL, BEN, JUAN PABLO, MIKE R., BRIAN, CHRIS, JONATHAN;MIDDLE ROW: DAN, BRYDEN, ZAK, DREW, MICHAEL, ZACH, NICK M., BRANDON;FRONT ROW: DIOGO, MICAH, LARRY, DESIREE HARTSOCK, MIKEY T., JAMES, NICK R.

Chris Harrison arrived with a date card.  Ben was immediately apprehensive because he "has a target on his back" which is code for "I'm a giant jerk who will hang around just long enough for ratings". Am I the only one super disappointed that he is this year's villain?  His son is so adorable!! Anyways.  Chris, wearing his finest plaid shirt, … [Read more...]

How to Wear Chambray in the Summer

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 I know that most of us thought we'd never see the day, but chambray has circled back around and is now considered a wardrobe staple. Personally, I love it.  Just like denim pants, it's versatile, goes with almost anything, and is trendier, more tailored, and more lightweight than a lot of cardigans. Headed to the movies or a chilly evening … [Read more...]