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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Free Cereal and Target!

What could be better than a chance to win free cereal and a Target giftcard? I can't think of much! If you would like to not only enter to win, but also read a fabulous blog, head over to Chic & Pink !

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BIG Post!

Hi everyone! It has been a week since I posted....Wow! Time is flying! Where did our summer go?? The good thing about summer being over is that new TV is here!!! I LOVE my tv, my DVR/TIVO is really getting a workout! Since we've been good (good song btw).....

Last Friday: I went with my Mom and some family to play church bingo....which, as an aside I was kicking myself for because I had not checked the calendar and that was the same night as the big WVU/Marshall "Friends of Coal" Bowl, which is a HUGE deal back home! Back to bingo...played the entire night and didn't win a game....I don't think I have ever been able to yell BINGO! I was ready to go RHONJ on those people and flip the table over when I heard my number called for the last raffle! I had not won any baskets during the Bingo games, but what I had won was a 2 night weekend stay at the Hilton-Ocean City, MD!!! Wahoo!!!

My friends and I have been longing to stay here since they opened. We usually stay at a small hotel/motel which is right next door and drool every summer listening to their live DJ at their daily pool parties! Needless to say, I am SUPER excited!!!

Saturday: I spent the day cooking and getting ready for one of my friend's surprise 30th birthday parties. We went with the 'Dirty 30' theme....because her personality is the complete opposite! We figured if we were going to try to surprise this Type A person....we were going to completely take her out of her comfort zone :) As you can see from the pictures, I think she took it all in good fun!!

Sunday: It was time for another party! I was hosting a Stella & Dot Trunk show. It was a bit of a rainy/yucky day so the turnout was not as good as I had hoped, but.....I decided to become a Stella & Dot Stylist! Has anyone had any experience with them?? Or have any advice?? I am looking forward to meeting new people and really putting myself out there....but I would be lying if I didn't say I was scared!


I hope everyone is having a great week!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rehab!

Happy Tuesday!
Long weekends are just a tease! I swear this day felt like a Monday :(

I am excited that one of my favorite shows is back on TV tonight! It combines two of my absolute favorites things.......Las Vegas and Reality TV! It is "Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock" on TruTV. It is a show that describes itself as "Go behind the scenes of Rehab, the hottest event in the world's sexiest city. See how security and staff indulge big-spending customers at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's raucous Sunday afternoon pool party, but still keep the chaos under control".

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How was your Tuesday? Anything on your must list tonight????

Monday, September 6, 2010

I hope that everyone had a great, long weekend! My was fantastic and relaxing. I took advantage of the 3 day weekend to enjoy the last days of the pool and do absolutely nothing else!

On a high note....Mountaineers win!

On the agenda tonight, chillaxin' and some midless television! A true testament to how much tv I watch/DVR, here is what is on my list for tonight:
8pm
Bachelor Pad
Little People Big World
Secret Life of the American Teenager
9pm
The Closer
Kate Plus 8
Money Hungry
Real Housewives of New Jersey: Reunion Special Part 2
10pm
Rizzole & Isles
Dating in the Dark
Keeping up with the Kardashians (special night/time)
10:30pm
Spin Crowd (special night/time)

What's on your list for tonight??

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's Game Day!!!

Let's Go Mountaineers!!!!


Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

OPI Axxium Gel System

Happy Friday! And more importantly, Happy Night Before WVU season opener!

I was getting my hair done earlier this week and my girl Tara asked if I had tried the new OPI nail polish. Intrigued by anything new, and potentially fabulous, I said no, tell me more! It is less like nail polish and more like a gel overlay, without all of the destruction that overlays can do to some nails. I have been acrylic free for a few years, and while I love my manicures.....it is a huge stretch to make them last longer than 10 days (especially b/c I work on the computer). The one big selling point I was told is that the polish remains chip free for 2 weeks! She so had me at chip free!!!

So back I went last night to get this fabulous, new, amazing manicure. The manicurist walked me through the process as she did it, dry manicure (no soaking in water), then one coat of primer-->under the UV light--> two coats of color--> under the UV light-->one top coat-->last time under the UV light. I don't know about all of you, but even after sitting under a fan/light, I am usually SUPER careful about touching anything, so you can imagine my suprise when she grabbed my hands and started to wipe my nails off! The magic of this stuff is that it is immediately dry, and even I couldn't hurt them! I went with OPI Lincoln Park After Dark....
It could be a complete waste, but so far so good..... I will let you all know in 2 weeks if I am chip free!

Has anyone else tried this??

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Thursday!

I love Thursdays! One reason is it seems like the weekend is so close you can taste it and is still full of promise (instead of full of cleaning :( ). Another reason is that it is full of good TV! Thank good for TIVO in the living room and DVR in the bedroom (yes, I am aware that I have issues).  Here is what I am watching tonight!

Big Brother on CBS
Photo courtesy of www.cbs.com/bigbrother

While not as entertaining as previous seasons, for some reason, I can't stop watching! I don't feel as invested with these 'houseguests' and now that they are down to the Final 5, they have gotten pretty boring. Still, it remains on my DVR for me to at least FF through to catch up.

Project Runway on Lifetime
Photo courtesty of www.smallscreenscoop.com

I have not been 'all in' from the first season, but it has slowly become one of my favorite reality shows. I like watching this, and other reality shows, to see who is getting the editing that week and try to figure out who is leaving the show even before the judging begins! Hopefully the editors/producers are catching on to this and will stop doing it as much, because it is getting too easy! Other than that, I love seeing the fashion/accessories and how these designers make something from nothing. There is no way I could take a yard of fabric and turn it into anything I could wear in public!

Rookie Blue on abc
photo courtesy of abc.com/rookieblue
This was a summer show for abc, and I initially was just taping it for fear I would love it and it would be cancelled. The good news is, abc has renewed for another season, and I am really starting to like the characters.

Jersey Shore on MTV

What kind of pop culture enthusiast would I be if I didn't watch Jersey Shore?? That's right, I can fist-pump with the best of them...haha. By 10pm, I am looking for mindless entertainment, and that is exactly what this is for me. As much as you may want to hate some of these 'characters', I must admit they do crack me up!Living in Baltimore, Jersey is not a far ride for us, so we ventured up to Atlantic City last fall. All I can say is WOW! Mind you, my club attire is not what it used to be in my early 20's, but even then, there is no way what my friends and I wear even comes close to what these people rock. If nothing else, they have got great self-confidence!

So, that is what I will be watching tonight....how about you?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ABC's of ME

As I was reading other blogs, I found this survey on Jules’ fabulous blog Chic & Pink and thought this would be a great way for me to introduce myself!


ABC’s of Me

A- My AIR CONDITIONER is set on: 67! Most people freeze in my house, but I have to be cold to sleep!

B- My BEDROOM theme is: I don’t really have a theme….other than dark and comfy! The bed was my first ‘big girl’ purchase, The Paula Deen Steel Magnolia Bed! Who knew she made furniture!

C- The CAR in the driveway is: A black Pontiac Vibe, although I have been eyeing up the Volkswagen Jetta but am bucking against the thought of a car payment

D- My DESK looks: Is oddly organized. I used to work from home, so this was a disaster area, but it is looking pretty good as of late.

E- The EXACT time I wake up daily is: 7:20-ish, although I need to try to get up earlier…ugh.

F- The FIRST thing I wash in the shower is: My hair and then let it sit with the conditioner while I do everything else.

G- My GARAGE is filled with: If I had a garage, I am sure it would be yet another junk holder, but since I don’t have one, am forced to part with said junk.

H- My HOUSE is: Is not really a house….I am currently renting a condo. The home-owner bug has not bitten me yet, largely because I don’t know where I want to settle down.

I- If you peeked INSIDE my bedroom you'd see: Bed, dresser, TV (can’t sleep without TV!).

J- My favorite JUICE is: Apple Juice or Tomato Juice…yum!

K- The best part of my KITCHEN is: the microwave! My attempts at cooking have not been very successful!

L- The LAST person who visited my home was: My Mom

M- The last piece of MAIL for me was: The BGE bill

N- My NEIGHBORS think I'm: Never home, since I never see them.

O- If you OPENED my fridge you'd see: Pepsi…always pepsi.

P- My last house PARTY was: A few months ago…Taco night with my friends! The goal was to get a theme night started, but somehow it dropped off after me

Q- A QUICK meal I like to fix is: Something frozen or macaroni and tomato juice.

R- My favorite ROOM of the house is: That would be a toss up between the living room and the bedroom. Both are comfy and representations of me.

S- The SHAMPOO brand I use is: Kenra Color Maintenance

T- My largest TELEVISION is: 47” and believe me, I love my TV!

U- UNDER my bed you will find: Nada…my old storage boxes won’t fit under this bed.

V- The last time I VACUUMED was: Last weekend, did a sweep of the whole place.

W- Looking out my WINDOW I see: Other buildings and the pool

X- I wish I had X-TRA: Does anyone say anything other than Money & Time??

Y- My YARD is: the community pool…..the view does not suck!

Z- ZZZZZZZ My bedtime is: Mid-night-ish

Hopefully that provided some insight into what makes me tick. I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My first blog entry!

I am so excited to finally post my first blog! I have been a 'lurker' for about a year, reading other people's blogs and mentally writing my own. My friends all joke with me because of my obsession with everything pop culture/celebrity/television related, so I thought this may be a good outlet for me to vent/express my thoughts. I have also always wanted to write a fiction book, so am hoping that this will jump start me! I hope this won't be boring (and that someone other than me reads it!) and can't wait to hear feedback on what you like/don't like and what you would like to see more of!

PS. Thanks so much to Kelsey @ Kreated by Kelsey http://www.kreatedbykelsey.blogspot.com/ for hooking up my blog!