Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Bachelorette First Impressions

I want to be Andi Dorfman. (Actually, I just want to look like her.)

This is the first time in the 5 seasons that I've been watching that I do not envy The Bachelorette. Maybe it's because I've found the guy that gets my final rose…but I have a feeling it's because out of the 25 guys, only 5 of them received 3+ stars on my scale of hotness. 

Carl 3/5
Steven 3/5

Josh B. 3.5/5

Marcus 3.5/5
Dylan 4/5

Of course, my first impressions changed as I watched the conversations in the house, but we'll get into those after a few more episodes. (Also, Josh B. What a douche. I regret all 3.5 of those stars.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BirchBox Review - April

When I got back from vacation, my May box was waiting for me so now it's time to review the products I received in April.

Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

I usually stick with my Burberry Brit all year round, but it's nice to have something new to try. It's fresh and summery and really does last a long time. I'll use it until the sample runs out. (Which won't be long because it's tiny.)

BeeKind - Body Lotion

This lotion is super soft and you can tell (by the smell) that it's made with organic ingredients. But come on BirchBox…lotion 3 months in a row? Also, that organic smell…kinda smells like an organic dude. So it became a nice little happy for the BF!

Color Club - Gala's Gems Collection (Gold Struck)

My sister got the "Aquamarine Azulino", my best friend got the "Breakfast At…", and I got "Gold Struck", so I've used all 3 in the past month. They are beautiful colors that go on easily and then, even with at least 2 coats and a top coat, chip off in 2-3 days. Thankfully I like changing it up often, but I wouldn't spend the money on the full-size.

Sumita - Color Intense Pencil (Black)

I got this liner in Black and my sister got it in Purple, so I've tried both. I was the queen of eye liner in my high school days, but don't wear it much now. However, it is nice to spice it up for a night out every now and then…and this eyeliner is perfect for that.

KIND Snacks - Healthy Grains Bar (Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt)

As you can see from the photo above, I ate this before I even had time to take a picture of my box. It was so delicious. I purchased two full-size boxes immediately. 

Also in April, BirchBox included one of their "52 bright ideas for a rainy day". I got tip number 17. "Try a new fitness class at your gym or a boutique studio. Drag a friend along for moral support." It was a nice reminder that I signed up for a gym because it offered fitness classes and then never went back.

Here's what I'll be trying in May!

Have you signed up for BirchBox?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

From the Crowd, for Tupelo

Last Monday, the South was hit with devastating storms and tornadoes. Oxford was spared, but Tupelo, which sits just 50 miles east, was not. Homes and businesses…destroyed. A tornado, estimated to be a mile wide, ripped through the town, leaving only destruction behind.

The following Wednesday, a few local musicians in Oxford had a show planned at Proud Larry's. Instead of passing around a tip jar, they chose to pass around a Tupelo jar. All proceeds went to help the victims recover. 

I am so proud of my town and the people in it. Not just Aaron & Keith but all the people who took a few dollars out of their wallet for Tupelo. 

Not only did we support a much needed cause, but Aaron, Keith, and friends rocked the house. So much so that they broke the equipment. Oops.

Great job, guys. 

Sorry for the poor quality cell phone videos.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


I'm actually quite ashamed about how poorly I've been doing on completing my goals this year. My April goals were basically a joke. Yet again, I didn't read a book. I did the first few days of the 30 Day Beach Body Challenge, but then slacked off. I did complete the AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse (and lost 4 pounds). I also took Mosby on one walk…which was actually more like a hike. But only one. Cleaning was a bit of a success. I did do a little light house cleaning every day, but it wasn't always 30 minutes worth.

May Goals.

Set up all bills to auto draft.

Clean out garage.

Move closet.

Purge summer stuff.

Clean my desk every day.

50% of my bills auto draft from my account, but the other 50% do not. I'm totally over writing checks and paying things online. I'd rather just have my account do it for me automatically.

Our garage is full of Christmas stuff, old boxes, and old clothes. Time to throw it out and set up A's Chuck Norris gym.

A and I are moving into the master bedroom of our house. We have to clean and paint before we do so, but I want to go ahead and start putting things in the closet as a head start.

I still have this swimsuit. Why? There's no way that's fitting me ever again. 

I usually clean up my desk and make a to-do list for the day when I get into work. It would be so much easier if that was already done when I arrived.

How are your 2014 goals going for you? Hopefully better than mine!