July 30, 2012

Miscellany Monday

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  • So this weekend was awesome.  It started with ladies night on Friday so how could it be bad? We went to happy hour where we chatted too much and drank too many margaritas that we almost missed our movie.  If that's not a good time, I don't know what is.  I also had the chance to recreate an outfit I've been eyeing on Pinterest for some time now.
  • Speaking of ladies night, we saw Magic Mike.  Two word review, shit sandwich.  Don't get me wrong, the dance scenes were HOT but there were not nearly enough of them.  The chick that plays Channing's love interest?  Practically as miserable as Kristen Stewart.  Matthew McConahottie...well I can't believe I'm going to say this, but he's seen better days.  Don't get me wrong, his body is the hottest of all of them, even if he is twice their age, but he needs to hang up his hot boy hat.  I don't get the appeal of Channing, at all.  He's got a fat neck and there's something weird about his nose.  But boy has some moves and DAYUM they were hot.  If it weren't for having a blast with my ladies I would have given it a big fat F.

  • After searching and searching and searching for an iPhone cover, I finally settled on one, and I love it. Whitney posted that she got one from Simply Monogram {a site I had favorited just days before} and that she loved it.  I was sold. Here's the kicker though, I'm like so over chevron and tried to avoid it like the plague but for some reason I just kept coming back to this one and I'm so glad I did.  I am obsessed!  I went with the silicone case because I find the hard cases to be too slippery and this one is like the best of both worlds.  It's silicone on the sides but hard on the back.  Love!
  • I know Dora is a four letter word, in this house anyway, but she's taking over my life one day at a time.  It's not enough that the house is full of pink!yellow!orange! and hints of purple in preparation for KP's 2nd birthday, but not I'M starting to feel the effects of Dora. Friday night I sat down to read my book and noticed that my nails are, in fact, Dora inspired {not on purpose, obviously}.  Lord help me.

  • Speaking of reading, a few of you suggested I read Beautiful Disaster and I picked it up from the library last week and haven't been able to put it down.  I'm in love with the story and the characters and I think it's written very well {::cough::fiftyshadesofgrey::cough::}.  I'm not even halfway through it and I'd recommend it.
  • I'm pretty sure I've talked about theses Starbucks Refreshers on here before.  Yes, yes I have. Thanks to Courtney for introducing me, now I'm obsessed.  I've had every flavor {they're currently on sale at Kroger 3/$5} and I love them all.  I know a few weeks ago Starbucks gave away samples of them in the store and I heard people HATED them.  Now I haven't had the in-store version but I can assure you the canned variety, very tasty!  Love!
  • Kendall is one spoiled lucky little girl.  No thanks to Toys R Us, my parents ordered her a swing set for her birthday over the weekend.  I am beyond excited to get this thing in the yard.  I only wish it were the beginning of summer and not the end.  She is going to LOVE it and I'm going to love that we can just walk right into our back yard instead of driving 20 minutes to the closest park.  She's going to flip!  
How's that for a random way to start your Monday?  Make it a good one!
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  1. That playset looks awesome!! What a lucky little lady. I am sure she will love it. Shame about Magic Mike but nice that you got to have a fun night out with your ladies! :)

  2. The Starbucks refreshers {Very Berry Hibiscus} is SO not the same as the great ones in the can, I will attest to that! It was NASTY! Stick with the can! Glad I could make you just as obsessed as I am ;)

  3. That playset is incredible! Love the iPhone case too. There is a Tory one that I want but I'm holding out for the 5 :)

    My mom is dying to see Magic Mike but I totally agree about Matthew McCoughnahay (I can't even spell his last name). He and his T-rex arms need to give it up already.

  4. Great outfit babe. You did so well and you're rocking it in those shades as well ;))))

    Do-Do-Dora!!!! Does my head in!!! and my soon to be 3yo has finally turned away from that 4 letter word!!!

    Let's just say Dora went exploring and never came back!!!


  5. My parents have all been asking what to get G for his birthday. Maybe instead of a bunch of crap toys, I'll ask for money for a playset!

    I really want to see Magic Mike but I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD. Thanks for helping me wait more patiently. (I hope I am not as disappointed in my movie boyfriend Matthew as you were. I'd hate to have to break up with him.)

  6. That is one of the cutest denim shirts I have seen!! I just bought one at the Gap this week, but I like yours better! You look fabulous girl!

    ps I am excited because this is the off week for S&STR so I am getting to do SWW! WOO HOO!

  7. Love the outfit!

    I've added that book to my "to-read" list on Goodreads. Always looking for recommendations!

  8. She will use that swingset forever! I still played on mine in Junior High!

    Also, love the nails, my finger nails are bright orange right now and my toes are purple glitter.

  9. I felt the same way about Magic Mike. Except for Channing shakin it, it was horrible. And that girl was terrible.

    I'm dying to try those drinks since you m entioned them. I'll have to find them.

    Love your phone case, and your outfit. I desperately need a chambray top now. Thanks for that!

  10. Oh, I just checked out that etsy site. hello phone cases for a reasonable amount! thanks for the heads up!

  11. Love the outfit, the phone cover and damn the swing set too. Sounds like a pretty awesome weekend!

  12. Where did you get that shirt??????? :)

  13. I so agree on Magic Mike - there were a few HOT scenes but it was more that I got an evening with my BFF. As for the BOOK - isn't it great??? I loved it so much!! We wrote about it on our blog friends book club. Come check it out.


  14. A few things...Love that shirt! I think I need it. I haven't tried the refreshers yet but was contemplating...now that I know what a Kroger is, I'm gonna have to pick up a few ;) And for real? That swing set??? Who needs a park with that mama jama? Awesome!

  15. Love the outfit! And yeah I feel like the ONLY chick on the planet who doesn't care to see that movie. I'm sure it's really great eye candy, but, otherwise? Thanks, but no thanks!

  16. I completely agree with you on Magic Mike!!