Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Odds That You Exist.

This is an amazing reality check. Now I am going to make sure that I make that existence worth every second...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rap Lyrics.

Have you ever just read rap lyrics and wondered WTF?!? Earlier this year I was stumped by the lyrics to Wiz Khalifa's "Roll Up":

"I ain't gonna flex, I’m not gonna front
You know if I ball, then we all gonna stunt"

Huh?!? Still can't figure it out. However, Watch The Cradle does a great job of putting them in context of children's everyday activities, a glimpse of what Jay-Z can expect very soon.

Luxe Lotto.

Rose a la Mode and The Good Life for Less have released this month's Luxe Lotto giveaway and I am stoked... a clutch, a necklace, a set of stylish bowls, and... a kindle!

You can enter to win at both Rose a la Mode and The Good Life for Less... Good luck!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.

This video is amazing. It just get better as it goes on. I was laughing so loud by the end of it.


Linda at Rose a la Mode posted today about focus. In an effort to focus on things that are important to her, Linda decided to take a month off from shopping. Genius! I so need this!

I went thrifting this past weekend. I think I might have done it in an effort to justify the feeling of something new without the guilt of the charge. I could have used the time and effort to do a long run (I should be training more for my half-marathon), read for classes, log some hours at work, etc. I need to take a step back and look at where I invest my time, effort, and limited funds. :)

Therefore, I am not going to shop for myself for a month. The only way I will be allowed to shop is if I get a discount on the item and: (i) it is for a Christmas gift, or (ii) it is for J's need of an American product. (Can you tell that I am a lawyer-in-training by establishing elements of a standard to my shopping?)

Good Feeling.

Avicii and Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" definitely gives me a good feeling!

Good Feeling - Avicii Feat. Flo Rida by DJ Tomkat

Lucky Daily Deals.

Long before the days of Groupon and Living Social, Lucky Magazine started offering 50% off of one fabulous item each day. I have scored some great deals in the past: Ray-Ban sunglasses, Matt Bernson flats, and most recently these Matt Bernson booties...

I saved over $100 on these beauties! I was searching for a similar pair after seeing how well Amanda of Off Of Broadway styles her tan booties. When I received the email, I could not pass these by. So go sign up for the Lucky's Deal of the Day. It is a discount email you will actually be excited to get!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Fantasy Football that is. Scored a "W" by almost 50 points! When your life is as up and down as mine you take any "W" you can get. Small victories!

Ben Howard.

Live Creating Yourself. introduced me to this amazing singer. I want to make this. Who is in with me?

His debut album, Every Kingdom, is available on itunes and on spotify. Check it out.

Clean Up Nicely.

Title comes from the comment I have often received. "Wow! You clean up nicely." Such a back handed comment. Why does the saying persist?
Really?! Do I normally look like sh*t?
The way I rationalize it: I would rather have the power to impress, the power to "clean up nicely."