Friday, March 30, 2012

High Five for Friday

It seems like just yesterday I was writing last week's #H54F post. This week went by unusually fast. I’m also amazed by the fact that Easter is only TWO weeks away. Where did winter go?

Is this what happens after college? Your life shifts into high gear and time just flies?

As always, we are linking up with Lauren over at From My Grey Desk!

Here are my top five from yesterday this week.

1. Spring Fling is MONDAY. For all you newbies: Spring Fling is a Link party I am hosting with 6 other bloggers. The theme? Spring! Monday, when you link up with my blog, your link will appear on all 7! Click here for more info!

Don't forget a button!


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2. Checkout this Smashbox primer kit I found at Ulta:


It includes a foundation primer, eyelid primer, and a lash primer...$14 ladies! (Have you tried using a primer? It's made a huge difference in the lifespan of my daily makeup. I highly recommend it.)

3. I finally got my iPad case in the mail! I can’t stop staring at it! It’s my new favorite accessory!

Check out the Pencil Shavings Studio, her stuff is adorable!



4. I’m co-hosting a garage sale tomorrow with two of my friends. I have mixed feelings about garage sales, I feel like all my stuff is too nice to be sold for 50 cents. I know I’ve overpriced everything but I just can’t bring myself to sell a coach purse for $5. However, it should be fun hanging out with the girls over mimosas.


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5. I finally got the cat eye sunglasses I’ve been eyeing over at Windsor (as seen on The Day Book!) They make me feel so trendy (and for only $8)!



Have a good weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday



Awkward: all my pictures are taken by *me* #amateur.
Also, I can never seem to get my bangs out of my eyes.
Shirt: LOFT  2011


Awkward

-last weekend I sent my sister a text asking a quick question, that required a two second response, and she never text me back. Her phone is always glued to her hand so I know she saw it. Hours later, when I heard my mom mention she was talking (texting) to my sister, I lost my cool! “How rude! She is just going to ignore me like that!” well I sent her this long (paragraph) message about how I am worth two seconds of her time, and it really hurts my feelings that she ignored my message, I was livid y’all. Well I never got a response, so after 10 minutes of fuming, I complained to my mom. My mother informed me that my sister’s phone had died and she was texting her on a friend's phone. oops. so I sent her a message that said something like this:

“Mom just told me your phone was dead. I take it all back! Please forgive me!! (unless you ignored me then I meant what I said) (but I don’t think you did) so I’m sorry, my bad. –love your crazy sister, who begs for your forgiveness. Okay I’m done.”

Of course she laughed it off and forgave me. She is so tolerant of my crazy ways. I just love her for it.

-Is it weird that I always get a shopping cart? Even if I only need one item? This is my reasoning: I'd rather push a cart than carry my purse. (If you've seen my purse, you know why). #lazy.

-Now that I finally understand hashtags, I feel the need to use them everywhere. On facebook, this here blog, texting.  If I could, I would use them in conversation! I know its annoying, I guess this is what happens when I catch on to a trend. I overcompensate for the time I lost trying to figure it out.

Awesome

-The way my dog, Kosmo, acts when I come home (he lives with my parents).

When I first arrive, he goes crazy, running around my feet, barking until I pick him up. In the mornings, he sits by my door until I wake up (or until someone lets him in my room, sometimes he scratches at the door until I open it) and we snuggle for as long as I want. I know he loves our morning cuddles as much as I do.

-The drive between OKC and Ada at 6:30 in the morning. Morning talk show on KJ 103 has me laughing the entire way. Also, I love that when I leave OKC it’s still dark and by the time I arrive in Ada, the sun has fully risen. Beautiful way to start the day.

-The Spring Fling link up is just DAYS away! (Monday, April 2nd to be exact). I really want this to be a success! If you have already blogged about spring (style, décor, DIY, food, pintersting stuff, activities, workouts, stories, memories, and the list goes on forever) you should post the link here and then it will appear on all 7 blogs! Hey it’s already written! All you have to do is copy and paste! If you haven’t written anything about spring, you should totally come up with something *anything* and join the fun!

(Yes I will probably mention the Spring Fling link up every day between now and then, so just bear with me).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Run Brittney, Run!

Well I've made a decision. This June I will be running in a 5K. If you follow me on twitter, you already know this. Now that I have publicly declared this as a goal, I expect all of you to hold me accountable!

You see, I am really nervous about running a 5K. I have never ever been a runner (unless you count running across the Wal-Mart parking lot to my car in the rain) so this will be a real challenge for me.

I’ve been casually talking about doing a 5K this summer but my decision became serious yesterday when I received an email from my co-worker, Brooke, about a charity run in honor of her cousin Riley. Riley is a little girl with Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder, a condition that makes her allergic to most foods: nuts, eggs, milk, beef, wheat, rice, pork, green beans, fish, cheese, oats, and many more. Riley relies on a special formula fed through a feeding tube to receive her all her nutritional needs.


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For more information about the race, Riley, and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder, I encourage you to visit her website and facebook page.

I already have a couple of my bloggy friends comitted to running. Allison and Melissa I cant wait!

If you live in the OKC area (or within driving distance) we would love to see you at the run!!

Please help me spread the word!

**Also, 5 days until the Spring Fling Link Party!! 7 bloggers, one party! Huge exposure for your blog and there will be an AMAZING giveaway!  I can't wait to see what y'all come up with! Don't forget it is anything spring!

For more information about the link up click here.  I hope to see you Monday April 2nd!


Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hope in a Jar

Last Friday, on my H54F post, I mentioned that I ordered Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar. I’ve been looking for a new moisturizer and stumbled upon several reviews saying this stuff was the best!

I ordered it from Brichbox using the $20 I earned through my Birchbox points. (If you aren’t earning points, you are doing yourself a huge injustice! I’ve earned my points by referring friends and giving feedback on the products in my box. If you want a Birchbox click here! Every 100 points earns you $10 to their shop! Pretty cool!) Also, occasionally Birchbox will send me coupons. I received a 20% off coupon just days before placing my order.

Hope in a Jar is listed for $39 plus shipping. After my coupon and $20 credit, I ended up paying $16 (Including shipping). Score!!

Anyway, it came in last week. I love the way Birchbox packages their products. It’s always so cute (I’m a sucker for all things pink).




I've read several reviews saying this product smells bad. I don’t think it smells “bad” but it does have somewhat of a chemical smell. When applied to my skin I can feel a little tingling sensation. Also, it burns if you get it in your eyes. I haven’t noticed a change in my skin but it has only been four days.

This weekend I bought the sample size of Philosophy’s Purity, the recommended cleanser to use with Hope. (Oh yeah, Hope in a jar also comes in a sample size).

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I LOVE this cleanser. It left my skin feeling so soft and has a great smell. The sample sizes can be found at Ulta and Sephora.

(Before using Hope in a Jar, I used Clinique’s moisture surge, it is still my favorite, talk about silky smooth skin! This stuff is GOOD! I decided to make the switch because of the reviews and the money I earned through Birchbox. The moisture surge is pricey but worth every penny!)

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I’m hoping I love these products as much as the Clinique. But...if I don’t like it, it’s no big deal! I’m only out $16 bucks!

Have you earned any Birchbox money? How did you spend it?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend, I want you back.

Another weekend has come and gone (I was off today, enjoying Beauty Brands $7 hairspray sale, name brands, check it out here).

So this is what I've been up to lately:

Saturday, I went to the Hunger Games with some friends. Loved the movie! My favorite part was the tribute parade. The costumes were spectacular. However, I did get nauseous during a few scenes (the camera angles were all over the place). I thought the characters (Peeta and Gale) were a little underdeveloped but we have to remember, it's just a movie, movies never compare to the books. That's why I love to read.

New Twilight trailer, yes. Nachos and beer, yes.

Sunday, I went to Pops, a very cool restaurant on route 66, with my little sister. It was such a beautiful day, we ate outside.

Soooo much Pop! It was hard to choose! In the end, I chose IZZE sparkling pomegranate.
Isn't my sister cute? She's 16. She drove us to lunch.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend (and a good Monday!)

4 days until Friday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Listen up! Another book-made-movie to watch out for!

There are few things in life that get me excited like when one of my books is made into a movie.


No, this has nothing to do with The Hunger Games, Twilight, or HP.

Last year (well two Christmases ago…Christmas 2010 to be exact); my siblings and I went on a road trip.

To Colorado.

The three of us.

Without parents.

For 16 hours.

In my brand new car.

See we wanted to go skiing with our cousins but our parents couldn’t get off work. (Can you believe they let me (21 at the time) drive my 18-year-old brother and 14 year-old sister to the mountains? In December? Where there are blizzards and windy roads? Honestly, they were out of their minds.)

Okay so I knew it would be a long trip, and because my car was brand new, there was no way I was letting one of my teenage siblings drive. Also, I didn’t let them eat in the car. We stopped for food and ate inside the restaurants. The only food/drink allowed in the car was beef jerky (no crumbs) and water. (I know… a road trip without snacks? I annoy myself.)

There were bound to be fights (due to the starvation and the fact that we are siblings). I even enacted a rule that states: If I get to the end of my rope, I have the right to declare the car “talk free” for 10 minutes (or however long it takes for me to calm down. Again, I annoy myself).

Surprisingly, all the rules were followed! Who knew? They actually listened and respected me as the pack leader big sister.

So what does this trip down memory lane have to do with book-made-movies?

On our trip I did something else, something very smart. I bought an audio book.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

It was slow starting.

At first, my brother and sister didn’t want to listen to it. They had their headsets on and dozed in and out for probably the first 2 hours of the trip. But that didn’t last long.

Soon they were as invested into the story as I was! We couldn’t get enough. It has a very interesting concept. One that you might turn your nose up to but I beg you to give it a chance.

I’ll let amazon explain:

"It's been years since parasitic aliens calling themselves "Souls" have invaded Earth and taken over. Once a "Soul" is placed in a human host, the alien takes over and suppresses the human's mind. But when Wanderer awakes in her new body, she finds that her human host isn't so easily overcome. Melanie, her younger brother, and the man that she loves have been in hiding; and she'll do anything to get back to them, even resist the alien parasite that has taken over her body.


The parasitic "Souls" are easy to dislike at first. But Meyer has given the alien race such a rich and colorful backstory that is truly fascinating. And Wanderer is a unique "Soul" who soon finds herself caring for the same people as her host, and finding herself torn between ties to her own people and the humans."

Here is the movie trailer:



I can’t wait to see the movie (with my brother and sister of course)!

We had great time on that trip; it brought us so much closer.

We're actually campaigning to take another trip. To the Harry Potter park. (Our parents are laughing as they read this, not going to happen I’m afraid).

Bubby, Mikayla, I love you both so much! I’ll always treasure the memories from Christmas 2010!

High Five for Friday!

One. Hope in a Jar.


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I’m so excited to try this moisturizer. I ordered it from Birchbox using the points I’ve earned. It came in yesterday, so far so good. I will give a full review in a couple of days.

Two. I’m trying to pick out the Broadway show to see while I'm in NYC at the #BlogHer12 conference. (Did I mention this trip takes place during my 24th Birthday (well a few days after)? Wondering what to get me...look down *hint hint*)


Any thoughts? Any recommendations for a different show?

Three. Target is having a buy one get on 50% off sale (all home décor) ends tomorrow!

Loving this mirror:
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And this pillow:


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Four. It has rained here every day this week. Wishing I had a pair of these, in eggplant:


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Five. Of course, The Hunger Games Movie. I've had my tickets for a month. I wont be fighting anyone for my seat, it is reserved. I wont be sitting by teenagers, it is 21 and up...I'll be watching with cocktail in hand. Tomorrow! You're only a day away (this must be what Annie felt like).

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Linking up with Lauren for H54F! Go check her out, she's pretty cool.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Awkward and Awesome

Awkward

1. Yesterday, I saw a beautiful double rainbow. It had the most vibrant colors. Immediately, I grabbed my phone (well it was already in my hand, I keep it on my person at all times) and went out the door. I said (out loud) to myself “WOW! A double rainbow! It’s so beautiful!” About that time I noticed a group of people in the parking lot looking up at me. They seemed confused; I think they thought I was talking to them. (when actually, I was talking to my self. Living alone will do that to you.) Don’t worry, I played it cool. I pointed at the rainbow and hollered “Do you see it?”

2. Sadly, I never got a picture of the rainbow. I’ve gotten in the habit of hitting the *Instagram app* instead of the *camera app* on my phone. I spent so much time getting the app pulled up, and then doing the impossible: getting a shot of the “entire” rainbow, that by the time I actually took the picture, it had faded so much you couldn’t see it! I didn’t realize how quickly they disappear. Fail.

3. While most 23-year-olds go to clubs, or go on, I don’t know, DATES, the most exciting thing that happened to me this week was the Pretty Little Liars finale. I'm either a young soul for my interest in the teenybopper show, or I'm an old soul for the lack of excitement in my life. Either way I don't think I'm a normal 23-year-old.

4. My sorority sisters sent me a picture of my brother on spring break (Padre) with caption: "we found your brother!" I don't know who to worry about? My brother? Or the girls? Dangerous territory.

5.The green dot next to my name on Facebook...does this mean I'm "open" to chat? Because I keep getting messages from *random* people (and by "people" I mean guys) that say "hey" or "you should be working" or "what's up?" Am I the only one who thinks Facbook chat is weird?

Awesome

1. Pretty little liar’s finale. (I won’t elaborate for all of you who haven’t seen it).

2. My friends, Barbara and Susan, for comforting me during the storms.

3. I still haven't switched to the FB timeline. Whateva! I do what I want!

4. I found a BlogHer12 roomie! Also, I booked my flight and my hotel! NYC here I come!

5. The wheat pancakes taste just like the normal kind. Seriously, I can't tell a difference. You should make the switch. There much better for you.

Come back tomorrow for the rest of my awesome list! #H54F

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Storm chaser...not.

It’s been raining like cats and dogs! (Where did that expression come from?)


Yes, this post is about the weather, I apologize, not much has happened around here, I’ll do my best to keep it entertaining.

I’ve always been slightly terrified of storms (which is ironic because I live in tornado alley). The sirens go off every spring and inevitably, I turn into a big wuss!

Of course, being from Oklahoma, I’ve had some close calls.

Last year I took this picture of a funnel cloud while driving back to school from my parents.



I will never forget this day. I was beside myself with terror and grief. I called my parents crying when I saw the clouds dropping in front of my vehicle. There weren’t any ditches to take cover. I drove like crazy until I got behind the storm. Very Scary. I would be okay if it never happened again.

This picture was taken the same year while visiting my mom. There was a tornado on the ground a few miles from our house.

My sister, Mikayla.

Every year we have to crawl into our “hidey hole” and wait. Luckily nothing terrible has happened. Knock on wood.

But this year I’m a little worried. I live on the second floor and don’t have a safe place anywhere near my apartment. All I can think about are the people from Joplin who didn’t have enough time to seek cover.

In the past year, Oklahoma has experienced several natural phenomenons: blizzards, grass fires, tornadoes, earthquakes and finally 80 degree temperatures in March. I expect this storm season to keep us on our toes!

Thankfully, I have a couple of good friends who have offered their home for shelter during the storm season.

I feel so much better knowing I have a plan. Also, I keep myself informed by watching the forecast!

I just want to remind everyone to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared!

Stay safe and stay informed!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cry for Help


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I am starting to freak out. I’m adding up the expenses (flight, hotel, entertainment, shopping) and I’ve realized…this is getting costly!

Long before I registered for the conference, I decided that I would try and find a roomie (or 3). Yesterday, while I was messing around on the internet, I came across a little announcement on BlogHer…the rooms are almost SOLD OUT! What! But it’s like 6 months away! How can they already be filled?

So it hit me. I need to book my room, like yesterday, but I am still without a roommate. I realize it’s weird to share a room with a stranger, I am absolutely dreading it. But you know what I dread worse than sharing a 10X10 cell hotel room with a stranger? The costs of this trip…The hotel alone are nearly a thousand dollars. That’s not including the flight and Broadway show tickets! (Broadway tickets aren’t optional; I will go ALONE if I have to) Ahhh!!

Did I mention I need new tires? Being an adult sucks.

Needless to say, I’m looking (and desperate) for a roomie.

I even put this cheesy ad on the BlogHer12 forum:

Hello! I am attending the conference and need a roomie! My name is Brittney. I’m 23, from Oklahoma and fairly new to blogging. You can visit me over at www.brittneysorrdinarylife.blogspot.com. I blog about my life as a single girl fresh out of college, starting a career in PR. Don’t let my age fool you. I’m not too crazy; I am not interested in staying out bar hopping or anything like that! (wow this feels like an ad on a dating site). This will be my 3rd time in NYC so I’ve already done all the touristy type stuff. However, I would love to go to a Broadway show and do some shopping.


I would like to stay the 2nd – 6th (arrive Thursday, leave Monday). I plan on spending Sunday exploring the city! If you’re interested let me know!

So now that I am on my knees, groveling, begging for someone to help me out, I’m crossing my fingers.

If you know of someone who is attending the conference, or if you are attending the conference and are looking for a roomie, I am totally interested!

Or if you’re interested in taking a weekend getaway to the big apple:

Email me:

I promise I’m nice, and I am very clean, and I’m totally fun to explore/shop with.

Hook a sista up!

Well hello Monday


I was hoping for a stormy weekend filled with Harry Potter marathons, instead it was cloudy and muggy (blah). Not a drop of rain and sadly, I didn’t have time to watch my beloved Potter.


However, I did enjoy

-Fixed hair. It’s been too long.


-Harry Potter ties, if only I had a place to wear it.
(No I didn’t buy one, although, if I ever talk someone into going to the park with me you better believe I will go back and get one!)

-An evening with friends


This is the first time, in 20 years, that I don’t have a spring break. You have no idea how devastating this is for me. I spent a good part of my weekend watching my college friends post pictures of their road trips and I’m not going to lie, I’m jealous.

Did I mention my family is on spring break?! My mom and stepdad are in Florida, my brother’s in Padre (please stop for just one moment and say a prayer for him) and my baby sister is on a mission trip in Tennessee.

So while all of you are getting tan and cutting loose, think of me. Think of me in Oklahoma, grey skies and humidity, sitting at this computer, feeling like the little girl who wasn’t invited to the birthday party.

And to all of you who no longer get spring breaks, I feel your pain.

Happy Monday!

*Oh yea! And we find out who "A" is today!! YES! (Sorry if you don’t get this reference, I am too ashamed to tell you the title of the show or what channel it comes on. Just know that my inner teen has taken over).

If you know what I'm talking about I would LOVE to hear your predictions!! Who do you think "A" is?

Friday, March 16, 2012

High Five For Friday!

Friday, my favorite day of the week. We are reunited. Oh how I love thee.


Linkin up with Lauren for her (very popular) High Five For Friday link party!

Here’s my top 5:

One. This goes without saying, but…my GHD. If you weren’t here yesterday, this is what I’m talking about.


Two. Our lovely forecast. I guess I’ll be spending the next week inside. I just hope I don’t get blown away by a tornado.



Three. Although the weather is a little crummy, it’s perfect for watching a Harry Potter marathon! (HP is playing on ABC Family all weekend!)

The first will always be my favorite.

Four. All the feedback I got about my book review on Legend. I love hearing that other people enjoy reading as much as I do. I’m currently reading Fire, by Kristin Cashore, if anyone wants to join!

Yes. another teen novel.


Five. This is huge. Well not really but it makes me happy. I found a place in my wee little town that carries my favorite drink mix, Wine-A-Rita (*hint hint* come back for Spring Fling and you might just win some in the giveaway!).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My hair will never be the same.

Can I just say I have the best family EVER?

Today I went home for lunch, I decided I needed a little power nap to get me through the day (After all, it was my first day back at work from being sick).

As I’m lying on the couch I hear this loud pounding on my door. My first thought: Oh no! There’s a psycho killer at my door! (I think this every time someone knocks at the door…It’s because I live alone, I have a crippling fear of bad guys and robbers).

Well I was wrong; it was the FedEX guy delivering me a package. My mother mentioned that she sent me a surprise in the mail (she can’t keep things like that a secret, bless her heart, she just gets too excited. However, she didn’t tell me what she sent). I’ve spent the past day trying to figure out what it could be.

“Maybe it’s a gift card to Wal-Mart, maybe it’s a care package filled with groceries since I complained in this post about not having any, maybe it’s a new book, maybe it’s a puppy! Maybe it’s my Kosmo!”

It was 10X better than all of those things (well nothings better than my Kosmo)…I feel like you need to sit down before I tell you what she sent me.

Okay are you ready?

She sent me a GHD 1" professional flat iron! Gasp! (The one Kate from The Small Things Blog uses, the one I’ve been saving up for, the hair straightener that laughs at the thought of a CHI). It came with a chorus of angels that sang as I opened the box!



So now you know why I have the best Mom ever…

But let me take this opportunity to brag on my baby sister, she’s 16.

A month ago, when my CHI died, my sister did something completely selfless (especially for someone her age). She gave me (well she let me borrow) her straightener. I’ve been using hers for the past month while I’ve been trying to save for my new one. I am so lucky that I have such a good baby sis who understands how terrible and out of control my hair can be if it isn’t maintained.

So thank you Mikayla, you will be reunited with your flat iron soon!


And to my Momma, Oh I love you so much! I am so excited about your “little” surprise! You have no idea how happy it has made me!

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to go curl my hair!

***I forgot to mention that it took a small army to make this happen! Thank you Lisa for helping my Mom find this beauty, thank you Becky for driving to Lisa's shop and delivering it to my Mom so she could get it in the mail ASAP, and while I'm at it I'd like to thank the Academy FedEX for getting it to me in 24 hours! Way to go!

March Birchbox


I’m back to my usual self again! I want to take a moment and thank everyone for their get well wishes and prayers. It’s so heartwarming to see complete strangers take the time to comment on my blog. Each comment made me smile and I am very grateful. Melissa, Laura, Valerie and Kerri I’m talking about you! Thanks ladies!


I’m loving my Birchbox this month.


A while back I received an email from Birchbox asking if I wanted the Teen Vogue box. Of course, I jumped on the ban wagon and said YES! (Any excuse to bring out my inner teen). With prom season upon us, I knew it would probably be filled with goodies that could be used in my “special occasion” stash.


The box didn’t disappoint!


My favorite, as I mentioned a few posts ago, is the essie glitter polish. Adorable.


Please excuse my stubby nails.


I also love the Tarte lip tint. It is like a lip crayon but has a moist consistency. Not nearly as dry as lipstick or lip liner. The color is a little bright but perfect for summer.




The Oil-Control Blotting Papers are awesome and will probably be gone by next week! These couldn’t have come at a better time. The weather has been extremely humid so needless to say, my face could use some blotting!




I’m not crazy about the perfume or hair ties. The perfume reminds me of an old lady fragrance. I’ve received the hair ties before and never understood how they work. I don’t think they could hold half of my hair (which is not surprising because I have a TON of hair and have to use heavy duty hair ties).




I also got a coupon to modcloth. Very excited to check this place out and see if I can find some cute stuff for spring!


One last thing, I’ve earned $20 to the Birchbox shop!! How you ask? Well, I always answer their survey about the items in my box and I’m constantly referring friends!


So, if you don’t have a Birchbox and you want one, click here. If you have a Birchbox and haven’t been earning points, you need to get on it! It totally pays off!

Linking up for the Birchbox Beauty Bash! Got a Birchbox? Join the fun!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Excuse me! Can I have your attention please!

I feel as though I’m moving up in the “cyber world.”

See, I am cohosting this super huge link party with 6 other AMAZING bloggers.  (Can you believe it? This is going to be epic!) These ladies are all blogging pro’s!

Check em out!







Come back here on April 2nd and link up with us! If you put your link on my blog it will appear on ALL SEVEN! Talk about great exposure!

The theme? SPRING! This can be anything under the sun: DIY, home decor, fashion, beauty, stories, Easter plans, giveaways, anything your heart desires!

There aren’t any rules; you don’t have to follow us to participate.

Also, there is going to be a HUGE giveaway on the day of the party! I mean HUGE ladies!   

I really hope to see you there!


Don’t forget to grab a button on your way out!



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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A couple of things...

First, My Birchbox came in today. I’m very happy. It’s not just any good ol’ Birchbox, it’s the Teen Vogue box. Which included a full size pink glittery essie polish (by far my favorite part of this month’s box. Full post coming soon).



Second, I have a rare form of the swine flu that has me in some kind of alternate reality where everything seems really loud and extremely cold. It has infected my lungs, causing me to sound like a person with emphysema. Also, I think I have arthritis all over my body. So far it has taken me an hour to write this post (that’s a lie, it’s also caused me to be a compulsive liar. Okay that’s a lie too).

But really, I am sick.

I hate being a Debbie downer.

I hate that this is the second post in a week’s span where I am complaining about my health. 

I hate that I have not had contact with another human being since my doctor’s appointment on Monday.

I also hate that I have no clue what’s wrong with me. I’m going back to the doctor tomorrow.

Oh yeah, and I hate that I ran out of milk and water (yes I drink bottled water because it just tastes better…) and I don’t have the energy to fight the people of Walmart for more.

(You want the ugly truth? I don’t even have the energy to go to the bathroom, its taking all I got to sit up straight and write this post from my couch).

But this is my “Orr-dinary” life.

I don’t want to leave anything out.

I apologize for my lack of creativity and I hope I didn’t scare you off.

I promise the plague will soon be over and I will be back. And better than ever (okay I’m delusional…I’ll stop before I get too silly, the cough syrup is kicking in).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Legend, my thoughts and my cast list!

Anyone in the mood for a little book club?

If you liked the Hunger Games, you will love Legend! (Speaking of the Hunger Games, I got my tickets! I can hardly wait!)



Legend, by Marie Lu, is a book about government conspiracy. It’s similar to the Hunger Games because it is a tale of a rich and powerful government vs. the diseased and struggling civilians.

Oh yeah! Did I mention it takes place in California? Several years after the fall of the United States!

It kept me guessing the entire time and completely SHOCKED me in the end. All in all, it was a great book! Sadly, it ended with a few questions. However, it is a trilogy so I think we will have answers soon! (I don’t think the next book is out yet.)

I really liked Amazon’s book description:

“Los Angeles, California Republic of America. He is Day. The boy who walks in the light. She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer. On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither knows the other's past. But Day murdered June's brother. And she has sworn to avenge his death.”

My cast list:

Day

Alex Pettyfer- Beastly, I am # 4



June

Nina Dorev- Vampire Diaries



Thomas- Thomas is in love with June and works for the government. Dun Dun Dun. And that’s all I’m going to say!

Jackson Rathbone- Twilight



If you’ve read this book, I would love to hear your thoughts!

(If you haven’t read this book I would love to hear from you too!)