September 18, 2014

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September 17, 2014

Peach Mojito Water

I try new water recipes almost everyday.  Everyone says to DRINK MORE WATER but it gets boring, you guys.  Trying out different fruit combinations is not only a fun way for me to be creative in the kitchen, it also keeps me from using the water enhancers that are full of fake sugar and preservatives. 

Frozen peaches are the way to go.  Seriously.  They act as ice cubes but they also add a hint of tasty sweetness.  Here's my recipe for Peach Mojito Water:

 

Feel free to right click and save to print it at home or click the yellow circle that appears when you mouse over the photo to pin to Pinterest!

Recipe card found via Google images search.  Recipe card title and instructions are my design.

September 15, 2014

LOALM ♥'s BaubleBar

There are so many gorgeous, sparkly reasons to love BaubleBar.  In addition to their great everyday prices, they also do the "$10 Buried Bauble" on Friday's and the "$20 Platinum Buried Bauble" on Monday's.  I love the Buried Bauble surprise because you never know what it'll be...but whatever it is, it's at a fraction of it's usual price...and for that day only!

 


 
Teardrop Confetti Collar, $42

Opal Galactic Drops, $38

String Fling Bracelets, 3 for $25

Bondage Chain Ring, $28


If you're not a member of BaubleBar, click here to join!  It's totally free.  Enter code "30089" as your invite reference & you're all set!

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September 11, 2014

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September 10, 2014

I miss AOL.

Oh hey....didn't see you there.  My face was in my phone.  I've been really busy lately and haven't been around much.  I'd like to say that it was all work but I'd be lying.  I spend a mind-numbingly large amount of time online.  Just looking at stuff.  Sometimes I look at the clock and it's like an hour(s) later than I thought it was and the whole time I've been stuck on dlisted, engrossed in the hilarious snark of Michael K & crew or on Pinterest, pinning away at things my inner Tiffany tells me that I'll do one day

I think back to the first time I remember being online --- way back in 1994.  I only had internet (AOL of all things) at my dad's house and I only saw him every other weekend but it was there, taunting me with it's promises of "You've Got Mail" and ways to look up interesting things about my imaginary boyfriend, JTT.  Oh, it was so addicting!  I couldn't imagine ever getting tired of this incredible place where I could chat with people (back before a/s/l was considered creepy), find pictures of cute boys and email my friends (imagine talking to your friends without actually talking to your friends!).  The days where 'social media' meant getting excited when someone sent you an email are long gone, huh?

 what I legitimately assume my locker looked like in 6th grade

It's difficult to explain that sometimes I feel overloaded by social media.  There are so many ways to connect with people now --- and so many of them are important to the success of your blog --- that I feel guilty when I get burned out.  I needed to take a small break when I started my new job so I could get refocused and figure out how to manage everything at once. 

I've decided I'm initiating selective avoidance.  I can't constantly check Twitter.  I can't always be in the mindset to read and return emails.  I won't always remember to post to the groups I belong to on Facebook.  I'm a little worn down, what with two jobs and two blogs plus a non-digital life that includes The Boy and three pets plus family and friends.  I think I'm going to start some new practices like using email filters, maybe batch my email subscriptions, giving myself "x" amount of time per day to goof off so that I can actually get what I need/want to get done, well, done.

Point being, I want to be able to enjoy the internet again.  I want to be excited to check emails, see what people are up to, etc.  I just have to figure out a way to do it.



September 5, 2014

#SaveTheUndies Is Back!

Thanks to U by Kotex® Pads for sponsoring today's discussion.

It's almost Fall Break time for those of you in college.  Fall break is a great time for a weekend getaway --- couldn't we all use a quick escape from everyday life?!  Even when out & about, sometimes things happen.  U by Kotex pads with 3D Capture Core are a travel must-have.  It never hurts to be prepared!  Travel with the confidence to wear whatever you want and you won't be throwing away your favorite pair of undies after the break.

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U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons that feature outstanding protection that will keep you one step ahead.  So, let's think about the mini-vacation packing situation.  (unintentional rhyme alert!) I'm one of those people who over pack as I typically change my mind about what I want to wear.  However, even if you DO over pack, accidents can happen.  As we all know, that time of the month can ruin a vacation...but it doesn't have to.  Have the confidence to wear what ever you want without fear of stains with U by Kotex (now available in Cleanwear® pads, AllNighter® pads and Security* pads).

Here are some of my favorite Fall outfits lately:

Blue/Black/Plum



Casual Friday


fraas dottie #1



U by Kotex has you covered, no matter what the situation!  They offer a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons.  Outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead.  #SaveTheUndies!

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This post is sponsored by Kotex but all opinions are my own.


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August 28, 2014

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