Matching remotes & Best friends

Last Wednesday, we were watching Catfish (which was a huge victory for me and you can find out why here) and I saw that MTV was attempting their stupid CHATFISH thing again. NO THANK YOU. I got frustrated and IMMEDIATELY FaceTimed Lauren, who I KNEW would be watching Catfish.

One thing lead to another….

and we realized that we have matching remotes.

Naturally, Lauren taped my 3rd grade picture to the back of her remote and I taped Lauren’s 2nd or 3rd grade picture to the back of mine. So now when we look at our remotes we can think of each other.

Friendship

Lauren is Emily‘s younger sister. A few weeks ago I was FaceTiming with Lauren, who is a senior in high school, and I told her something weird. I told her to identify a 6-year-old girl in her life and imagine that one day that 6-year-old girl would be her best friend, because I met 6-year-old Lauren the summer after I graduated from high school.

I’ve always been so amazed and impressed by Lauren’s compassion. Even when she was little, she was so aware and sensitive to the needs and hurts of others and that quality has continued to grow and bloom in her life. It’s an absolute treat having been able to watch my best friends grow up, and Lauren might be the greatest delight of them all because she is the youngest.

She reminds me so much of all the things I love about her mom – her tender heart and her feistiness. One summer I was her supervisor at camp and prior to her arrival, staff members asked me what my biggest fear of my summer job was and I said her name. Lauren has never been shy about speaking her mind and standing firm on what she knows is true.

There’s so much more to say about Lauren. I miss her every day I’m not around her and knowing her has helped make me the person I am today. <3

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#ClassPassPDX Fitness Night Out @ FireBrand

So one day I open up my e-mail and I get this invitation to this Fitness Night Out sponsored by ClassPass. and I’m going to be 100% honest with you. The only reason I decided I wanted to go was because the invitation looked like this:

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I figured we’d probably drink fizzy drinks and do a few jumping jacks or something. Maybe admire each other’s yoga pants and no-slip headbands.

That sounded like fun so I decided to invite my friend Stacy. Only THEN did I look into what I’d signed us up for. And I immediately said “we are going to die. Like we’ll actually die.

Before we went to Firebrand, we stopped at Starbucks (ROOKIE MOVE) and were telling the barista about our plans. He asked what “Pyrolates” or “Firebarre” were and did it involve slinging fire. I said “I mean we didn’t sign waivers so I’m guessing there’s no actual fire involved.”

Luckily the first thing they had us do when we got to Firebrand Sports was sign a waiver. Perfect. I guess that’s probably pretty normal, but I was legitimately thinking I was going to die.

The ladies from Lucy were there with some clothes and so I definitely bought this $40 workout shirt. I wasn’t sure about it until she said it even looks great with a pair of jeans because let’s be 100% honest – I never work out. But this shirt. It is so comfortable. Which seems like a dumb thing. I want to sleep in it, not sweat in it.

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You can’t tell, but there are little slits in the side and the back is a little bit longer. and it’s SO SOFT! I LOVE IT!

So then I changed into my new shirt and went into the Firebarre class…

and I died.

Like I actually might be writing this from the grave because I couldn’t finish the class. I mean yeah, I’d just had a latte and I forgot to eat all day and hadn’t had water but let’s call a spade a spade. I never work out and that class was INTENSE.

For a minute I was repeating all of those Pinterest pins about training your mind and how your body can do more than you’d think and pretending Chris Powell was standing there encouraging me and then I realized my head was spinning and I thought… I’m out. Mic drop.

I got a swag bag, though. WITH A SHIRT AND A WATER BOTTLE AND CHOCOLATE (WHY CHOCOLATE!? I ATE THAT) It included the opportunity to try ClassPass for a week for only $10. ClassPass is a membership that allows you unlimited exercise classes around your city. It’s new to Portland which is why they were doing this event. Stacy and I are going to rally the troops and do the week trial together. From what I’ve heard, FireBarre is a REALLY INTENSE barre class, so I believe I might be able to do another class and maybe hate it… but not necessarily die.

Then! I got a call saying I had won a giveaway from Lucy that I’d entered. So I get to go get some stuff from the Lucy store. I’m leaving my wallet in the car, though. I hear they have that shirt in purple.

This morning I woke up and I ran to the mirror…. and I didn’t look like Britney Spears. I was actually really disappointed because I’d worked out for like TWELVE WHOLE MINUTES. I EVEN BOUGHT A $40 WORKOUT SHIRT. THAT SHOULD CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING, TOO.

So I guess the moral of this story can be summed up in Kristen’s text response to the whole ordeal (including my free shirt and giveaway win) – “It all worked out in the end.”

even I worked out. a little.

Why do you read blogs?

The past few days, the weather here has been BEAUTIFUL. Don’t believe me? Just watch:

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I got to spend a little time at Camp Arnold. I needed it.

When the weather gets beautiful, it’s hard for me to want to blog. I just want to LIVE, not sit down and write about living.

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I was able to get coffee with Becky at Metronome before I drove back from Camp. We naturally started to talk about blogging – what else would bloggers talk about in real life?  and so I kept thinking about this thing I’m constantly thinking about.

What the heck do I blog about? WHY do I blog? What do I want to accomplish with this blog space? A conversation Mary-Keith and I always have, too.

Let me confess something, okay?

I think it would be so awesome to be a fashion blogger. When I took pictures of what I wore every day, I got SO EXCITED about getting dressed and sharing my outfits with people. But standing in front of a mirror taking pictures with my iPhone is so much different than “outfit posts.” I guess part of the January challenge was testing the waters a bit.

But writing only about what I wear would exhaust me. So I’d want to blog about other things, too.

and then I get to this place where I’m like “why the heck does anyone read any blogs, ever, at all?”

So I’m posing the question to you guys.

Why do you read blogs?
What are your favorite blogs?
Why do you read those blogs?
Tell me everything. Give me advice and feedback and thought and criticism.

My BFF Emily.

Lately I’ve been thinking a LOT about friendships. I mean A LOT. My friends are always on my mind and I’m starting to feel an ache in my heart when I think about them because I miss them! and I’m pretty excited because they’ve agreed to be a part of something really cool I want to do on my blog – but it’ll be awhile before that comes up.

The other night I was texting my best friend and I thought “I just love Emily. She is the greatest.”

Here’s the thing that is really so cool about me and Emily. When I first met her, she was 10. I was 18. and I was her BABYSITTER. Kid you not. Look at this:

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For a few months, I lived with her family. Eventually their job moved them from Seattle to San Francisco and I was HEARTBROKEN. So then I went to San Francisco…. a LOT. Because by then, Emily had grown into more than a kid I babysit. She became my soul sister.

And Emily and I love to laugh. and look at bridal magazines. and drink coffee. and eat salsa. But mostly we really love to laugh.

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Luckily she moved back to Seattle for school. And I cannot believe this, but she is GRADUATING COLLEGE this year. WHAT!!!??!

If you’d ever pointed at the little ginger 10-year-old in childcare and said “that girl is going to be your best friend in 12 years” I would have laughed at you. I’m glad I didn’t know, because it’s been so fun to watch her grow and to grow myself because of her and her love.

I’m excited that we have life to live together – in the highs and the lows and the average everyday in-between. She is the very best.

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I rarely do Influencer-site blog prompts, but CrowdTap had a challenge to write about your BFF and that was a no brainer. I want everyone to know about how awesome Emily is and how much I love her.

5 things you can buy for me from GroopDealz right now

Sooooo.

I may or may not have discovered GroopDealz. Have you ever heard of it? It’s basically like Groupon but only full of super ultra cute things.

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IT IS SO CUTE! I can’t even! I can’t even odd, either.

I have already made one purchase (because who doesn’t need gold stickers for the keyboard on their MacBook Air??). and I’ve exercised great self control so far this week.

BUT THEN I REALIZED… I can accept gifts.

If any of you are like “hey Stephanie, you have a birthday once a year so in honor of that I’ll give you a present,” I’ve decided to compile a list of things I’d love to receive for my unbirthday.

#1. Self-Inking Stamp
I’ll take one in OAHU please, thank you! I love the idea of these stamps. I have some stickers and those are cool but COME ON! SELF-INKING STAMPS WITH MY ADDRESS!!!
self-inking stamps from GroopDealz

#2. This beautiful halo ring
It’s just so pretty! and it looks so sparkly! I love it!!
Halo Ring on GroopDealz

#3. These wallpaper decals
OBVIOUSLY in gold polka dots!! I’ve been DYYYINNNGGGG to have gold polka dots for my wall and these seem pretty affordable in the grand scheme of things. I would gold polka dot EVERYTHING… maybe even my car (hey is that a thing?)
Wall Decals from GroopDealz

#4. Candy Color Clutch
Um… PINK AND CREAM, PLEASE! These are SO FREAKING CUTE. I promise that if you buy me one I will pretend to be a fashion blogger for a day. Thank you in advance for your generosity and believing in my pipe dreams of being a fashion blogger (I’m currently wearing cozy socks, sweat pants, a t-shirt and a flannel shirt. Fashion blogger status for sure).
Candy Color Clutch on GroopDealz

#5. Microfiber Hair Drying Towels
I recently started using these things and I am SOLD. I love that they’re not as bulky as a regular towel AND I’ve heard that microfiber is much better for your hair than regular towels (someone back me up on this!). Obviously I’ll take it in pink.
Microfiber Hair Drying Towels on GroopDealz

Thanks in advance for all of the gifts everyone.
;)

But really – go check out GroopDealz and let’s talk about all the things. Mary-Keith, be careful… they have super cute baby/little kid things. Guard your uterus.

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Finding God – Lent 2015

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One year I gave up fast food for Lent. Two days in, I was driving from Seattle back home to Portland when I stopped at Taco Bell (I used to make really bad decisions). I stood in line at Taco Bell, kind of back and forth about if I should get something or not and I finally cracked and left. I felt really guilty about it and was sitting in quiet reflection when the Holy Spirit convicted me to the core of my being.

“What is the point of giving up fast food if you’re still arrogant and hard of heart? Do you think I am glorified by you abstaining from fast food but continuing to gossip and be cynical about everyone in your life?”

I realized that Lent isn’t just about what we give up. Madeleine L’Engle says that if something is worth giving up for 40 days, it’s worth giving up once for all.

The danger with giving something up is that we’ve created a void in our lives that might be quickly filled with another unhealthy habit. It’s not enough to remove something – we must REPLACE it. Trade the bad for the good and trade the good for the best.

A few weeks ago my best friend Emily texted me about Lent, and we ended up sharing our Lent plans. The heart of it is about seeing God in our lives – and I’d say more than seeing, FINDING. Finding God in our lives. Sometimes I think he’s a little more discreet about his presence than we realize, and I think we need to lean in a little bit closer, to be detectives in search of evidence of something we already know – God is here. I want to spend my life collecting little evidence bags of proof that God’s been invading my life and leaving his fingerprints, footprints, crumbs and fibers all over everything.

That’s what Lent is about for me this year. and this is what I’m doing:

  • I took the Facebook & Facebook messenger app off my phone.
    Let’s be real – I waste a lot of time scrolling through my newsfeed and getting angry at people I like. I click that stupid little F not just out of boredom but sheer habit. No more.
  • I am going to catch up & stay caught up on my Bible in 2015 reading plan. 
    I’ve fallen behind. Very behind. and instead of throwing myself a pity party or feeling like a failure, I’m just going to bust my butt and get caught up.
  • Being more intentional about taking pictures of how I see God at work in my life.
    I really like pictures. and I recently invested in a new camera, and I haven’t used it as much as a person who paid nearly $1,000 for a new camera should use it when they first get it. I feel stifled and uncreative and in a rut. and I don’t think that’s how God created me to engage with the world. So I’m going to be like the people on CSI who take pictures of everything as evidence. I’m finding God, and I’ll have pictures to show for it.
  • Being quiet. 
    Monday was so rough for me. I woke up and sent someone a picture of my planner for the next 3 weeks and was overwhelmed with the busyness of it all. I hate being busy and without moments to breathe and re-center. So even in the midst of chaos, I’m going to be quiet. I’m going to take time to read (I haven’t read in a long time) and write (especially letters to my friends) and even just sit looking outside while I drink my coffee. I need to have moments of quiet.

The things I’m “giving up” aren’t THINGS so much as feelings, time-wasters, worries, fears. Stuff that slowly destroys my soul, peace and rest because I let it take over my entire life. and it’s not about 40 days, it’s about life. Lent is just a great time to reset because it’s easy to find accountability and it’s leading up to the greatest victory this world has ever known, so it’s like a built in celebration at the end.

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Adventure.

i want to have adventures with you

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Look to the right sidebar of my blog, where there is a little tiny blurb about me and things I love.

and please note that I love: long drives, laughing and coffee.

Remember how I was brave recently and the world didn’t end? It was a great decision. It’s resulted in coffee, long drives. and LOTS of laughing. and adventure.

it’s awesome. Not just the adventures themselves but the whole adventure of it.

Maybe at some point I’ll want to add more words, but for now a few pictures are okay. I’m so excited to keep collecting adventures with him.

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Empties v. 2

Oh my gosh.  This post is really overdue. So overdue that there’s another post of the very same nature waiting to be posted and I realized I never posted this… from AUGUST! Today as I was cramming empty bottles into the box I keep them in to blog about later, I decided that at the end of each month I’ll do one of these blog posts. Carly’s blog is where I first saw this – basically you just post about the products you’ve used up and your thoughts on them.

I haven’t shared an empties post since MAY of 2014! Oh my gosh. Let’s get down to business.

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Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea shower gel.

I tend to have a lot of Bath & Body works stuff because there’s an outlet on the way to camp and I stock up. But I’ve been trying to break that habit. Sweet pea is a fun, girly scent.
Replace? I bought a second one so I kinda did, but I won’t again.

Caress Passionate Spell Body Wash

I forgot all about this and I’m almost out of body wash and this smells SOOOO GOOOOOD.
Replace? YES!

Bain de Terre keratin phyto-protein STRENGTHENING SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO

I got this in my Birchbox one month. I don’t like testing out shampoos and conditioners because #1 I don’t use them and #2 even if I did there’s never enough to know how I feel about it.
Replace? No.

Peter Lamas Soy & Baobab Shampoo

I received this to review, and I really liked it. But in the time that I was using this shampoo and conditioner, I transitioned into being primarily no shampoo.
Replace? No.

Satin Care Shave Gel

Ugh I hate these kinds of shaving cream. I actually use an epilator so I don’t need to shave as often so I have since stopped being cheap and have purchased a shaving cream I like more. and once I run out of the EOS kind I’m using now, I’m investing in the Whish kind.
Replace? No.

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Witch Hazel

Um so every day I use a toner made up of witch hazel and lemon juice, so I go through this stuff like crazy. I was in desperate need of some and Target only had their store brand so I had to make do.
Replace? I have, though I prefer other brands.

St. Ives Naturally Smooth moisturizer thing

Ugh I need to stop buying travel sized things.  I didn’t like this. I don’t remember why. I just know I didn’t.
Replace? NO.

Bath & Body Works Pink Chiffon lotion

Yes please. I love this smell.  My problem is I just love things that smell pretty so then I buy a bunch of small sizes of them and then I have a gazillion of them and I get overwhelmed with choices. But I do love this one.
Replace? No, just because I need to STOP.

Olay Luscious Orchid Body Lotion

You know what else I used to be REALLY BAD at?? Buying things the day after Christmas. I’d think “well I’ll eventually need lotion, so I might as well buy these four gift sets at 1/2 off that each have a lotion” and then I’m stuck with lotion that I don’t like FOREVER. This year I resisted and bought nothing! I’m getting better.
Replace? No.

Derma E Very Clear Acne Scrub

This was featured in my last Empties post. I originally got this cleanser as a freebie in the Birchbox shop, and I LOVED it. I decided to take it a step further and invest in the kind that is made specifically for acne prone skin… and I regretted it. I had purchased the regular kind again before this bottle had even run out so that I could slowly phase it out. I love the original.
Replace? Not the Acne one.

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Peter Lamas Moisturizer

As you can see, the moisturizer wasn’t even empty. But as I’d written in my review, it was too liquidy. and I grew to hate the smell. So I decided that I needed to get rid of it because it was taking up valuable space in my already too cluttered bathroom.
Replace? No.

Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer

From my Birchbox. This was part of why I gave up on the Peter Lamas one.. I FELL IN LOVE with this moisturizer and suddenly I realized what a moisturizer is supposed to do. This little tube lasted me awhile, and it’s been sitting in my Birchbox “favorites” ever since. One day I’ll take the plunge and buy it.

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roller

This was Birchbox as well. The whole idea is you rub it under your eyes and it’s cooling and wakes you up or helps you fall asleep and reduces the dark circles and lines and stuff. It felt really good to roll under my eyes, but I don’t think it did much aside from feel good.
Replace? No.

Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer sample

Weird to think that three years ago I SWORE BY Proactiv. My face, while not completely clear, is clearer than it was when I used Proactiv and I use way less products on it. It’s the witch hazel and lemon juice I’m telling you. I always liked the smell of this moisturizer but got the idea that if I purchased the full sized one of it, I’d hate it.  Plus then I broke up with proactiv.
Replace? No.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream

I think I got this from Influenster to sample. and I really liked it. I like the idea of applying something to my face before I go to bed. It makes me feel like a grown up because I feel like that’s what women in movies and TV shows do. But I don’t think it really did much for me. I’d rather just apply coconut oil. because then it smells perfect.
Replace? No.

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CitreShine Repair Spray

You know what started my product hoarding problem? When I was younger, I discovered Big Lots. and suddenly I was like “look at all of these things I can buy for a slightly lower price.” and I bought all the things. and I’ve been trying to use all the things. This was one of them. It didn’t do much for me.
Replace? No.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle

ALL THE YES! This is in my Birchbox Favorites. I absolutely LOVE the smell. Since I don’t use conditioner in favor of apple cider vinegar sometimes my hair smells like BUTT when I get out of the shower. ACV smells nasty. But I spray on some of this stuff, wrap my hair, and then it smells wonderful AND I know that my hair is protected if I should use a curling iron or straightener.
Replace? Already did!

100% Pure Fruit Infused Mascara

Also in my Birchbox faves! I LOVED that it smells like fruit – I’d always sniff it before applying it. I’ve recently acquired a lot of mascara, so I don’t need to buy this again but I really love it and it’s at the top of my list when I need to replace some old mascara.
Replace? Eventually

Liz Earle Cleanser

No. It came with Muslin cloths so I was expecting an experience like when I used the Eve Lom cleanser awhile ago. Let me tell you… the Eve Lom cleanser is something I think about ALL THE TIME. When I finally spend the freaking $80 on that cleanser, I am going to tell EVERYONE ABOUT IT. I was hoping this would be awesome since it used muslin cloths too, but… nope.
Replace? No.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm

The only beauty product I use EVERY SINGLE DAY. Literally every day. It’s my favorite. I never imagined I’d be the kind of person who was willing to spend $34 on a beauty product, but I don’t even think twice every time I order this. I always have one that I’m currently using and then one ready for when the one I’m using runs out. Because I refuse to go without this.
Replace? Already have multiple times.

 

It’s so weird.. I don’t think of myself as a person who uses or tries a lot of products, but I guess I do! I’ve grown a lot – I no longer stock up just on whatever is on sale but have started to invest in things I really love and replace those. It will take a little bit before I’m completely through with the stuff I don’t love as much. But once that’s gone, it’ll be exciting to really share the things I love and have been trying out because I won’t have so many options.

 

TV Talk #4: The Bachelor, Real World: Skeletons, Battle of the Exes 2, Criminal Minds, SVU

Every week I have this master plan to immediately write about each show after I watch it, and every Friday morning I wake up with a panic in my heart and think “I HAVE to write so we can all talk about these shows!!!”

So here I am. Eating delicious oatmeal, maybe watching Law & Order: SVU at the last minute, and writing this.

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ONE // The Bachelor
Becca is SO CUTE I can’t even begin to explain it. I’ve said it before, but look at how classy she’s been about her morals and her physical boundaries. She’s never once been whiny or power trippy about it. She simply stands firm AND CHRIS RESPECTS THAT. or seems to, at least. They seemed to have so much fun on their one-on-one (and I LOVED watching when they went shooting because she schooled him).

Let’s talk about Britt for a moment. The chemistry between Britt and Chris is undeniable, and it’s so frustrating. I love her hair and I think she’s a wild and free spirit, BUT SO IS WHITNEY. Except Whitney seems like more of a WOMAN about it, and Britt still seems like a child. A child with really beautiful hair. Did you see the previews for next week?! I cannot wait to see what the drama is about.

And let’s all let out a collective cheer that Kelsey and Ashley I were BOTH gone in the same moment! I can’t believe that in the beginning I was ALL ABOUT Kelsey. I feel so deceived. But how about the parents of the kids who had her as a guidance counselor!?

I’m still hoping that Whitney comes out on top, because homegirl is CLASSY.

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TWO // Real World: Skeletons
Um what even happened on this show? I’m so over this. Is it Catfish time yet?? I might have to just cut this show until Catfish comes on because CATFISH IS THE BEST! Also, do you remember how I was all about getting Ryan to watch Catfish? I just want to take a minute to internet brag that he’s watched every episode. Point for me :)

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THREE // The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2
WHAT WAS THAT CLIFFHANGER ABOUT!? Why is everything all messed up? The rose ceremony at the beginning of The Bachelor, and now there’s no elimination on this episode of The Challenge? Ugh. I don’t even care which of the two rookies go home. Suddenly I just don’t care about MTV shows…. except Catfish. I JUST WANT CATFISH, IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK!?

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FOUR // Criminal Minds
Okay so I have a Criminal Minds Twitter friend and we were discussing this episode.. and is it bad that it was kind of like “yeah, seen this before”? There’s something wrong with us being bored by psychopathic serial killers. To be fair I was on Pinterest the whole time and so I was kind of only halfway paying attention. And the beginning of it made the guy seem ultra cliche OCD and that lost my interest right away.

But like my Twitter friend Stacey pointed out – season finale is probably Kate’s daughter niece getting abducted – anyone else agree? I agree but am a little snooze about that because I DON’T LIKE KATE! It’s kind of like when that other agent left the BAU at the end of last season and it didn’t bother me AT ALL because it wasn’t one of the original Dream Team. That’s my new name for the BAU. The Dream Team.

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FIVE // Law & Order: SVU
Oh my gosh. At first I was like “ugh I don’t want to watch some show about video games.” but this is so much more than video games. I’d be so pissed if I was a gamer and watched this show, because it makes everyone who plays video games sound like delusional freaks who are completely out of touch with reality and have had their beating hearts replaced by the beeps and boops of video games.

At first I want to say I feel sorry for people who play violent video games for entertainment, but I just admitted about Criminal Minds that I’ve watched so many episodes of CM that I get bored by the psychopathic serial killers they show. So I guess I am not really that much better. and man, suddenly I’m feeling so convicted.

Also. I thought that the fiancé was somehow involved in the whole scheme and was a little surprised to see that it actually was a group of crazy idiots.

But I just want to say that Olivia Benson is seriously the best. I love her. and her hair is fabulous.

WHO ELSE IS READY FOR…
CATFISH!!!??

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Tropical Green Smoothie with Del Monte PureEarth Fruit Juice

This post is sponsored by Del Monte PureEarth Juice but any and all opinions are my own.

Yesterday it was kinda gloomy and I posted this picture from last Friday on Instagram.

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So this morning when I woke up and the sun was shining all over the place, I ALMOST STARTED CRYING. It is SO BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE!

and as soon as my feet hit the floor I knew what I was having for breakfast.

Something about sunny 45 degree weather makes me feel like I am living in a tropical paradise or something, so I excitedly grabbed the Del Monte PureEarth juice I have been DYING to try – Pineapple banana coconut. Because you know what I love? Freaking pineapples and freaking bananas and freaking coconut.

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I’m not really good at recipes. I’m a little YOLO and I just like to put in however much I feel like putting in. This is what I got:

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A handful of baby spinach, a cup-ish of frozen pineapple, a banana and a cup-ish of shredded coconut. and of course the Del Monte PureEarth Juice.

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Put everything in a blender.

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Unapologetically take a swig of it on its own because PINEAPPLE BANANA COCONUT, HOW COULD YOU RESIST?

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Pour into a glass (I always pour my smoothies over ice, is that weird? I have a fear of room temperature smoothies, so then I’m always drinking cold parts. Maybe I’m weird) and garnish (my fancy word for the day) with more shredded coconut. Really you can never go wrong with shredded coconut. It’s like edible glitter, kinda.

Del Monte has given me a coupon for $1 off any of their PureEarth juices, and it’s TOTALLY worth it! I’m loving putting them in stuff. I used the pineapple juice to top off my pineapple whip. My friend Jessica made homemade frozen yogurt with the same stuff. So good to have in your fridge.

Excuse me while I go put on some flip flops and shorts and apply some sunscreen because this 45 degree weather means summer is on its way :)

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