So many adventures. So few times.

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My life is pretty dull. I play with a toddler, watch a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba and experiment with the crock pot. I have no bed time and I find humor in Laffy Taffy jokes. Conan O'Brien is my anti-drug.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sick computer!

My precious baby laptop has fallen ill and posting via phone is a huge PITA.

 I'm on temporary writing hiatus but lots of fun and exciting things to share in the near future! Stay tuned!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day Sniffers - A Yankee Candle Mandle review

I got the opportunity to sample Yankee Candle's new line of Man Candles just in time for Father's Day! Now, first and foremost, my husband is typical dude, but he also wants to sniff every candle I bring home. He's got an opinion about fake food-smelling candles vs. fresh, natural scents. He's pretty freaking opinionated anyway, but candle scents are a trigger for him. So when I gave him a heads up that these were headed his way he was over-the-moon.

I was sent two scents - Movie Night (a sweet popcorn candle that reminds me of kettle corn) and Mmm Bacon (a sharp cooked  bacon candle with a hint of spice). I let Brett have the first sniff.

Movie Night was a HUGE hit! It's tangy, it's sweet, and it definitely smells as yummy as the real thing.

Mmm Bacon was a little bit sad trombone. While unlit it smelled like stale bacon bits, when it's lit it smells more like my microwave after I've burned turkey bacon in it. Not quite what Yankee Candle was aiming for, unfortunately. It isn't horrible, I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating cookies, but it also wasn't what I was expecting from such a great brand.

However, that Movie Night candle? I can't stop sniffing it. Yum.

If you're looking for a quick and different Father's Day gift for your dad or baby daddy, definitely check out Yankee Candle's new line of man candles! Scents besides the two listed include First Down, Man Town and Riding Mower... which I'm definitely going to go buy this weekend! I received the two candles above free from Yankee Candle for your reading pleasure, but the opinions are clearly all mine! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Running My Buns Off!

Happy National Running Day!

Oh my gosh, you guys! I had my personal best time for a mile on the treadmill this afternoon! While I know that a lot of people don't see a 7 + minute mile as something to brag about, I was GIDDY! The two miles after were about 8 minutes and 8 1/2 min. miles. Considering I haven't broken a 9:30 mile since Christmas, I'm beyond stoked.

I think the reasoning was two-fold.
1. I've been drinking green smoothies with a small carb (35 calorie bread with a laughing cow wedge) every day. Today's was AMAZING and Emma chugged her glass in probably two minutes. It was a small carrot, a handful of spinach, a handful of kale, about 6-8 strawberries and a small green apple with water and ice. It looked disgusting, but we both loved it. And the immediate energy boost from it is freaking insane. I never really understood it until I tried it. I get it now!

2. I'm partnering with Ellie as an ambassador for their gorgeous fitness apparel and, as silly as this sounds, it's a huge motivation for me to run a little faster, jump a little higher, squat a little deeper. I want my bum to look as good in their pants as the pants do without my bum in them! I haven't received my order yet to show them off, but as soon as I do I'll definitely give an honest review. In the meantime, if anyone wants to check out the goods just click the picture below and you'll get 20% off your order! Just check it out. The prices are great and the styles are ridiculously cute.

Tuesday Tuesday

Do you ever have one of those days when even the worst things just aren't so bad?

I had one of those days yesterday.

Someone even woke up from her nap in a great mood. That almost never happens.

Happy June, friends!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lust List: June 1st Edition

I haven't done one of these bad boys in a while. What am I lusting after or absolutely loving right now? Oh, I'm so glad you asked:

Sperry Top-Sider Audrey Shoes! Patent aqua, cognac leather, Sperry's... is there anything else you could ask for in the summer months?! If they made the liner a leopard print I'd assume the whole thing was a practical joke to make me die a prompt death of loving a shoe too much.

Catalina Suddenly Slim Shirred two-piece swimsuit - I have hoarded the one piece version of this suit from Walmart for years and have had a ridiculous amount of people ask me where I got it. When I spotted a two piece version of the vintage-inspired suit now available at Walmart (and for $28!!) I had to order it right away. It should be here by Tuesday. Who wants to go swimming?

I love me some Jillian. I mean, I truly hate her. I hate her so hard. When she talks, I want to mute the screen.  But I've never known a workout video that actually gets me off my butt. I look forward to adding to my Jillian collection. I haven't bought this bad boy yet, but it's next on the list. My current go-to video is Shred It With Weights. Go get yourself a kettle bell and check it out! It's a totally different way to work your muscles, and I'm kind of in love.

My girl Rachel got me turned on to this stuff, and I must say that I actually get excited to put a base layer on my face every morning. I've been pairing it with L'Oreal Miracle Blur (which has SPF 30) and my skin looks so glowy and dewy and fresh and purdy. I approve.

Now go out and buy all of the above. For me. Right now. Please and thank you.