Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Perfect Pair | Cocktails & SkinnyPop!



It's no secret that summertime means hanging outside with your drink of choice and favorite snack! SkinnyPop reached out to me to share their list of fave pairings and looking at what they came up with, I need to get my hands on that jalapeno popcorn to pair with anything! Seriously, that sounds delicious! My summer drink of choice is of course, rose (#summerofrose, duh!) and how cute is this can of rose?! And it's sooo good you guys! I had mine with the white cheddar which isn't an overpowering at all and so good!
Check out SkinnyPop's pairings below & their site for more yumminess and let me know which one sounds best to you, xo!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy Release Day!

Release Blitz || Two Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe

Happy Release Day to Kate O’Keeffe! TWO LAST FIRST DATES,the second book in her Cozy Cottage Cafe Romantic Comedy and Chick Lit series, is HERE!!!

Release Blitz || Two Last First Dates by Kate O’KeeffeTwo Last First Dates by Kate O'Keeffe Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe #2 Published by Wild Lime Books on August 8, 2017 Genres: Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit Pages: 242
To Paige Miller, Two Last First Dates sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Paige is having a rough time. She's unhappy in her career and her One Last First Date ended in total disaster. Now, she has to figure out what to do professionally and personally. Life as a spinster with fifteen cats doesn't sound too bad, though. Deciding to give up on love, Paige begrudgingly befriends Josh Bentley, the friendly coffee delivery guy, while helping out at the Cozy Cottage Café. His T-shirts make her eyes roll, but their runs have become an important part of her day and a blessing to her waistline, because Bailey's cakes are too good to pass up. Meanwhile, her best friends offer to find Mr. Right for her, and all Paige has to do is let them. Then, the man of her dreams walks through the door. Marcus Hahn is as good-looking as he is charming, and any thoughts Paige had of being alone with those fifteen cats, fly out the window. Now, she just has to hope her friends choose him as her Last First Date. But in the end, are Two Last First Dates enough to find The One?
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About Kate O’Keeffe

Kate O’Keeffe is an award-nominated author of fun, feel-good romantic comedies. She lives and loves in beautiful New Zealand with her family, two scruffy dogs, and a cat who thinks he’s a scruffy dog too. He’s not: he’s a cat. To date, Kate’s written the chick lit series, the Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series, and the new Cozy Cottage Café Series. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Instagram | Newsletter Signup

bachelorette recap | finale!


 

Ahhhh, here we are...we've come to the end of Rachel's journey! Okay, 3 hours here we go...!

STOP THIS POST IS FULL OF SPOILERS (obviously...!)

Hour One
End of one on one: with Peter. This is pretty heavy...he is trying to convey his feelings for her without saying I promise I'll propose. I feel like he is scared cause it's so real to him. I'm glad they're getting time alone in the fantasy suite, but I'm not sure what talking can be done. I always end a romantic date by looking through windows at one another, don't you?! I feel like they had a good night...wink wink...and she's still super into him.

One on One: with Bae-yan! YASSSS, that red shirt. Damn. I know I say it each week, but he is beautiful. Rach is digging the 90s vibes with this look. Did she not think he was good with her family? What's this weird awkwardness?! Okay, her meltdown saying "I don't know, I don't know" wow, she's totally into Peter. Guys, this isn't looking good for Bryan...OMGGGGG DO I HAVE A CHANCEEEEEE?!?! 

Live cut to Rachel and Chris Harrison: She's being very open about what she was thinking during those moments and how it's making her feel now. Oh damn, she was going to dump Peter before the fantasy suite. 

Back to one on one: with Bryan. Anybody else want to run their hands through Bryan's luscious locks?? My mom and I are totally into it. Damnnnnn. He was really excited to get to the fantasy suite...He really loves her. Shoot. 

Back live: I like what she's saying about her off camera time and how much she asked them. She even asked about their credit scores, haha! But good for her, shows you how serious she is about this!

Rose Ceremony: to be honest, I have NO IDEA. Maybe Eric? (ps-I think it's crazy the rose ceremony is the same night after her and B's sleepover) AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I feel like I knew this was coming (I know I've said it week after week), but now that it's real...poor Eric. OMG, I feel so bad. Nothing you say right now can help, Rach. God, he is just a good guy. I love his little speech. Bryan going up to her to make sure she is okay shows how genuine he is. Peter is stepping up. 
And then there were two...

 Hour Two

Live with: Rach & Eric. Gosh, he is such a good dude being so nice and open and honest. These two will stay friends, I definitely see the love between these two. I love how he keeps saying it was beautiful what they had. He talks about her and what she gave him in such a kind way. Eric is a good, good man.

One on One: with Bryan. Hot air balloon ride, how romantic. He is SO HANDSOME! I loveee him in the leather jacket. Can he just be my boyfriend? Rachel is wearing the watch...we've been on the lookout the whole time. I feel like a man being SO sure of you and his feelings is always alarming and makes you want to run. I haven't had this happen to me, but I think it's a natural reaction. He is honest with her about what he is feeling. At this point, no one can say this is for show. Awe his gift to her, so cuteeee! I love how it's personalized. 

One on One: with Peter. Okay, this date was planned, but I think for a good reason. She's trying to get an outsiders perception on marriage. Anybody else keep singing "Who do you know?" from Enchanted in your head during this?? How do you knowwwww he's your's? Peter sees random ass dates in their future...I really don't know what's gonna happen with these two. Oh they're matching! That says something to me haha (I may be reaching at straws cause I want Bryan to myself.) Yikes, whoop there it is. He has said "I can't propose to you." She wants a proposal cause she's been burned in the past, I get it. This is a real convo between these two. He only wants to propose oncce. She wants it now. WOW. I can't believe this is happening. Why did he say "we're not breaking up." "do you want to give tomorrow a chance?" THIS IS HARD TO WATCH. OMG, THEY ARE REAL LIFE FIGHTING. Peter doesn't want to lose Rachel. Rachel doesn't want to lose Peter. Peter said I'll propose if that's what you really want. Rachel doesn't want a forced proposal. This is insanity, people. OMG. They broke up. She needs to understand if he loves her enough to be untrue to himself (by proposing) that he really does love her. OMG they said I love you. Guys, you know it's real, SHE TOOK OFF HER LASHES.

Back live: holy man, my heart is racing. WOWZER. 

Hour Three
Still live: here comes Peter. Okay, does this mean she's engaged to Bryan? Cause I'm seriously bummed. I'm still holding on hope that Peter is the one. I guess not guys. UGH, DAMN IT. What color are Peter's eyes? Grey? They're nice. I love her hoops. Did I already say that? I really love them. Let's learn this lesson: Actions speak louder than words. It's true. Okay, where Eric and Rachel are friends after exes, these two are exes. Peter is saying it was him and being in his head. And Rachel is saying you're a type of person that shouldn't be on a show like this. She's still mad, he's still hurt. Peter is saying he feels attacked and we (me & mom) kinda agree. She's got a lot of attitude. I get her not wanting to hear from him again, that would be more confusing to her. SHE IS MAD STILL. Girl if you are that happy in your new life with my man, stop being so bitter towards, Peter. If you're "living your best life", then embrace that and stop with the bad feelings on the past with Peter. What would it change for her now hearing what she wanted to hear so bad back then?? Nothing. If he said "I wish I would've proposed", what would that have done for her now?

Proposal time: picking the ring. Ring is pretty...not what I would want, but hell if he is giving it to me, then yes, please! Omgosh, that hill and walk up, make him work for it. WHY DOESN'T SHE LOOK MORE EXCITED?!?! I kinda hate this part, I always feel like awkward watching. What in the world? Why is she leading him on this emotional rollercoaster? SAY IT'S YOU. THIS POOR GUY. (& by that I mean the sound guy...this wind, sweet baby J.) DAMN IT...okay, where is his doppelgänger?! Awe, alright this is a cute proposal...WHAT IS THIS WIND?!?! 

Back live: he's proposing again. Oh man, I'm jealous. He is a great man. Blind faith. That's nice. They do look happy. I hope they don't end up in LA. I think they need to get a place in both of their hometowns and see what works for them as a couple best. I wish them both the best!

I had SO much fun recapping each episode. I'll def be back next season, so stay tuned, xo!


*ps-I get asked this a lot, but I don't typically watch Bachelor in Paradise, so I don't know if I'll be recapping that cause it's not something I typically tune into. But who knows, next week I may change my mind! :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

a book in review!

Next up on the what I read on vacation list...



Brief Summary:

No one ever said high school was easy. In this hilarious and heartwarming debut, one high school senior has to ask himself how much he's willing to give up in order to fit in.
Kevin seems to have it all: he's popular, good looking, and on his way to scoring a college hockey scholarship. However, he's keeping two big secrets. The first is that he failed an assignment and is now forced to take the most embarrassing course ever--domestic tech. The second is that he is falling for his domestic tech classmate, Claire.
As far as Kevin is concerned, Claire does have it all: she's funny, smart, beautiful, and confident. But she's off-limits. Because Kevin knows what happens when someone in his group dares to date a girl who isn't a cheerleader, and there's no way he is going to put himself—or Claire—through that.
But steering clear of the girl of his dreams is a lot harder than Kevin thought…especially when a cooking project they are paired together for provides the perfect opportunity for things to heat up between them outside the classroom….
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Review:

I snagged this book cause it was in my budget friendly vaca book range and the synopsis sounded cute. Well it's safe to say, I loved this book! From the yummy food they constantly talked about to getting into the guy's mind for once, it's the perfect YA novel. (yes, I read one or two or 20 of them a year...easy reading!) You don't have to like hockey to enjoy this book either. It touches on some real life stuff too and problems you may not realize go on. I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who just wants a well written easy read that you'll love way more than you thought you would, xo!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer Style Staples with JORD Watches


Summer to me means many things; vacation, my birthday, lots of rose, but it also means it's time to pull out some of my favorite fashion staples! My favorite things in the warmer months are bangles, maxi dresses, and of course Starbucks tea, but my new favorite piece is my JORD Wood Watch!

I'm not much of a watch girl, but when I saw these gorgeous wood watches by JORD, I knew I had to get my hands on one. Imagine my surprise when they reached out to collab with me! I got to pick the watch I wanted most and then days later this beauty showed up...seriously guys, it was the fastest turn around I've ever been apart of.


One of the best parts of receiving this watch was the wood box it comes in! I knew packing it in my suitcase when I headed on vacation that it would be safe and sound. The box even has a drawer in the bottom so I'm able to keep the cloth to clean it close by.


Navy is one of my favorite colors and once I saw the navy face on this watch I knew it was the perfect one for me! Check out my watch here: https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie-35/zebrawood-and-navy/#polishedandbubbly



Every year on vacation, my bestie and I head to the beach at sunset for a photoshoot. It's one of our fave vaca traditions and I couldn't wait to get some shots of my watch. Paired with a navy printed maxi dress it was the perfect look!



The best thing about having a wood band to the watch is that it goes with everything! You can wear gold, silver, even rose gold, and it looks perfect. I get SO many compliments when I wear my JORD watch. They have men's & women's watches and would make the best gift!

I want you to rock a JORD watch too, so I teamed up with the JORD team to offer one of my readers a $100 gift code to shop the JORD Wood Watch website!
 It's so easy to enter, click this link and enter your name and email-that's it! And to make it a little sweeter, just for entering get a $25 gift code, so there’s nothing to lose. Giveaway ends on August 6, 2017 at 11:59pm, so make sure to get those entries in.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 9 | men tell all



Well here we are...The Men Tell All! Starting with some most memorable moments, but I'm gonna hit you with some great things I found on the internet! Did you know Britney Spears (YES, THE QUEEN Britney Jean Spears) turned DeMario down in 2008?! Yup, he approached her and told her he was an aspiring actor and she declined his invitation to "take down his number". Look at her face, in this video guys...it says it ALL! He said multiple times he wanted everyone to know his face...yet he was here for the right reasons...yep, really was-eye roll. Another fun thing I found, Dean posed in a pic with a white girl and she captioned the IG "went black, but came back" and Rachel caught wind and left a comment that said "sent back...he didn't come back lol" bitter much, Rach? See for yourself here! Did you know Rachel SKIPPED her own engagement party that was supposed to go down this past weekend? I don't know why she skipped out on the festivities cause she has said multiple times that she is engaged and so happy. Sounds fishy to me! Let me know what you think about these two things and let's get on with the show!

Starting with Whaboom and Blake-Guys, I still HATE Iggy. Oh and Adam...this season had so many dudes that I couldn't stand. DeMario is running around saying "I text everyone" oh and he called Lexi, the girl that showed up on the basketball date his "side chick". He is a HOT MESS. Why did he bring up Bill Clinton and Monica? Dig your hole deeper and deeper...Iggy is saying his responsibility at the time was to watch out for the woman he has feelings for. I really can't remember Rachel saying "Oh, Iggy, please be my eyes and ears in the house, please Iggy." yeah no, that didn't happen. No one should be mean to Dean! Poor guy. I'm looking forward to his chat with Rachel.

Kenny & Lee...we're back at it. Lee had a lot of racial tweets that popped up (it's the internet, shit doesn't just disappear..) I feel like this is adding so much fuel to the fire cause even if he doesn't feel that way now, he's said a lot of damaging things in the past. The Kenny & Lee situation really just was too far gone. I think it's strange that everyone is saying Lee at the beginning was a standup, genuine guy and then it's switched. Did Lee feel threatened by the other men and their relationships with men or was he just showing his true colors? Off topic for a minute, what is DeMario wearing? Thanks for wearing your best fancy white tee, kid. 

I do feel like Kenny was pegged as a few different characters on the show and the ultimate one wasn't good. It was an aggressive, wrestler, not the smart, loving dad he is. Lee is apologizing to Kenny about not being a good friend and lying to Rachel about the whole van bs. Aweeee, how cute that they brought his daughter out and she has a rose! That's sweet. She's a gorgeous girl. Ah, they're going to Disneyland, how fun!!

Okay, now Lee is in the hot seat! I want him to take ownership of his words and actions. Kenny's question about will people in your real life recongize the person you are on the show, is a solid question. Lee has not answered any question. The men keep talking, Lee isn't able to answer, but he also is just sitting there. Oh boy, they're bringing up his tweets, were he talks shit about women...yikesssss. There's the racist one...eeek. Damn, Lee. I need Lee to talk. Say something...anything at this point. Okay, I get what they are looking for Lee to say. He owned up to what he has said and is taking some ownership. Kenny & Lee have made up kids! I really hope Lee sticks by what he has said and will continue to educate himself on topics and not speak on things without thinking them through, jokes or not. 

Dean is in the hot seat. This guy has been through the ringer in my opinion. The whole situtaion on his hometown date, Rach telling him she is falling in love with him and then BAM, dumped. Dean's outfit choice is questionable, the boots, polka dot socks, the camo tux jacket, what is happening? Heartbroken and got dressed in the dark...I've been there too, bud. 

Alrighty, now the time we've all been waiting for Rachel is in the hot seat! First up, convo with Dean. I feel like she got defensive real quick with him.  Now, she's called out Kenny (which I'm glad she did, cause how he handled what happened when she picked him). Called out Lee, snaps to her. I'm glad that she also said "woman's rights" cause Lee is needs to own up to all of his racist tendencies. I really can't wait Adam and bad hair-Matt-also what's his brows? If I was Rachel, I would've sent you both home early, cause yawn, boring. Is it just me or does Rachel have a little bit of an attitude this whole time? I get it, I would HATE being in front of my ex boyfriends, like would hate it, but maybe she should be a little kinder, more personable. That poor guy who knew her from home, I feel bad for him, I always have.

I have to say, without the added drama of Kenny & Lee, Whaboom and whatever his name is, this season has been pretty boring. I don't know if it's Rachel or dud guys, but it hasn't been top knotch, edge of the seat, I can't wait for next Monday for me. Even the bloopers weren't that great! But with that being said, I am excited to see how this all pans out next week, really cause I just need to know if I need a one-way ticket to Miami or not ;) What's your take on this season? And who do you want as the next bachelor? Let's discuss, xo!




Monday, July 31, 2017

a book in review!


 

Next up on what I read on vaca is Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano!

Brief Summary:

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.
She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: She’s popular. She wears nothing but black.
Black to cover the blood.
And she can fight.
Tell no one.
She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.
But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad: sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves. The rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…


Review:

I love a good dark read at the beach, don't ask me why, but the darker and messed up the book the better! The Lost Girls summary sucked me in and I couldn't wait to read this! I had a hard time putting this one down for the simple fact I needed to know what happened to Rachel. Like I had to know what happened to her. And then when I found out, I needed to know WHY it happened. This one will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to work out Rachel's journey to current day. I recommend Lost Girls to anyone who loves a mystery that will keep you wanting to know what happened next cause this 5 star read is one that will keep you guessing, xo!

To Purchase: 
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MY GO TO DEWY SUMMER SKIN ROUTINE



I have been using the same products all summer long to get my perfect dewy skin. So I figured it's time I share my ways with all of you! 

Getting my perfect summer skin actually starts the night before. I used Clix It's Acne Eraser pen before bed after I wash my face on any blemishes. When I wake up in the morning, I rinse the product off with cold water and ta-da, blemishes be gone! 

Next I go in with Coola's BB Cream in Light. I use two pumps in my fingers and then blot around my face, nose, chin, and forehead. Blend with fingers and now you have an SPF base.

Now I mix my holy grail foundation Loreal Pro Glow in 2 shades that are my perfect tan blend. I use a squeeze of each on two different fingers-normally pointer and middle (in case that matters to anyone but me...!) I dab these along my face and then use a paddle face brush to blend it all out. 

Last but certainly not least, I go in with my fave highlighter of all time, Kylie Cosmetics loose powder highlighter in Santorini (which is sold out, I'll keep an eye out for a dupe!). I apply this on all of the high points of my face; top of my cheeks, down my nose, tip of my nose, chin, cupid's bow, and above my brows. This highlighter packs a punch and a little goes a looooong way. 

Finally, I set my face with MAC's Fix Plus setting spray and I'm done. Most days this is all I wear with a few coats of mascara. If I'm going full glam for the rest of the face, I'll add Kylie Cosmetics blush and bronzer from the Koko Kollection face palette. Essence Brow Me and clear brow gel. Check back next week for my go to simple, one product eye look that is so easy! 

Let me know in the comments what you use to get your perfect dewy look, xo!

*this post is sponsored by clixit & Coola as I received these products in PR for my use and review

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 8

 

Okay meeting Rachel's family because her sister is very pregnant. 

Family Date: with Peter. First up, they head to shop for the new baby which is really fun and cute. 
cut to Eric and Bryan: how did Bryan know this info of Peter & Rachel's one on one date weeks ago? Hmmmm... 
 Ohhhh, snap! Peter finally told Rachel that he's falling in love with her. Peter's parents had a whirlwind romance and have been married 36 years, I think he shouldn't have such cold feet about it. He knows it can work. Peter is very sincere as he tells her family the whole story. I like what Rach's mom is saying to Peter. I'm glad she is driving the point home to him that she is there for marriage. I'm also glad Peter is sticking true to himself and not asking for her hand in marriage just yet. It would be fake if he did since we all know how he is feeling. His meeting with her family went great and I still see him sticking around.

Family Date: with Eric. I'm happy Eric is up front with Rachel's family with his past. Eric is a sweet guy. I don't think it necessarily matters that he's never been in love. He's grown leaps and bounds during this process. He got to know Rachel and got to know their relationship and is moving at a nice pace. I trust Eric would treat Rachel well and give her everything she wants and needs. With all of that being said, I don't think he's the one. And that makes me sad for him. 

Family Date: with Bryan. Eric you are spot on with the "she wore the watch". I totally hear what you are saying! That means something, as dumb as it may be, it's very symbolic. Bryan is the ONLY one meeting her friends. This is TELLING, guys! I'd DEFINITELY make my pick meet my friends during my hometown. God, he is beautiful. I want him to my boyfriend. He is such a momma's boy. Hearing talk about how he wants to love Rachel forever is so sweet. Rach's mom is a stickler. I like her. Rachel is getting uncomfortable with her mom giving him the business. I think she desperately wants them to approve cause that's who she wants to pick. I'll fight Rachel's sister...this is the hardest they've been on one of the guys. Where did he go? I feel like that was editing. You ask questions, expect answers there, sisterbear. Man oh man, this poor guy is being put through the ringer. I feel like now is the perfect time to remind everyone, I will date Bryan if he doesn't end up with Rachel. So have no fear, I'm here!

Okay, now we are on to Spain! To be honest, I'm completely confused. Where are the damn fantasy suites?! 

One on One: with Eric. "One on one full of fun." That's not a great catchphrase, Big E. Oh look it's a helicopter, in case you forgot what show you're watching. Oh Spain looks lovely! Complete sidebar; please don't make her wear any more eye makeup than what she has on right now. It's the perfect look for her. I liked their chat. Ohhh, I like this bell wish dealy. They've had a great date. I can't figure out Rachel's face when Eric says he loves her the first time. Why with the eyeshadow?? Oh shit, here it issss....fantasy suite! R&E are headed there and I think they'll have a beautiful night. He is head over heels. He can't wait to start their life. Ugh, Rach don't break his heart...!

One on One: with Peter. Okay, this is the date I've been looking forward to cause the teaser have a lot of tears at Peter's hands. I like their banter. The day has gotten heavy and then bam, a little cutie pops up. Rachel's little girl "Hiiiiiiii!" is close to my dog "Hi". Come on producers, way to draw it out by having that little girl pop up with flowers. Peter is probably counting his lucky stars cause shit was gonna get real. Is she gonna say "I love you" to Peter? Let's find out friends...She almost cried over a damn cork? She really, really, really is into him. I think she wants him to validate her feelings by saying he will propose. If he says "I will propose" she will pick him. I respect what Peter is saying about an engagement means marriage. I think a lot of people get engaged without being ready to be married, especially on this show, but they go hand in hand. I get where they both are at in this. If she knows he is the ONE, then being bf/gf at the end is fine. Shoot, are they breaking up?!?!? He looks pretty upset, she's clearly upset. Maybe she should tell him him she loves him. Would that change things? UGH, this is a lot to take in! 

WTF. DO NOT MEN TELL ALL ME NEXT WEEK CHRIS HARRISON. COME ON. You leave us with a to be continued and then drop this dumb shit on us. Come on man. Chris Harrison doing us DIRTY! Let's discuss this week's drams, cause in 2 weeks were going to be in the thick of the finale...xo!


Monday, July 24, 2017

a book in review!

I ended up crushing my book goal of reading 4 books on vacation and read 6! So stay tuned for all the reviews coming your way!


Brief Summary:

"This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read."--New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward

If I closed my eyes, I could still see them--all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake's gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany's tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.

A better man would've walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I'd keep enough distance. If I'd learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.

Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine--even if it would be for somebody else.

Book two in the Something in the Way series, an epic, 3-book saga of forbidden love...

Review:

I love Jessica Hawkins writing style and read everything she puts out, so when I saw book 2 was out in this trilogy I know I needed to read it. Someone Else's Sky picks up months after Something in the Way left off, but your instantly sucked right back into the love triangle. This story will leave you wanting more for Lake for sure. Tiffany is more likeable in this novel than she was in the first. I feel like this story is a must for what's next and what's next is going to be epic. If you like love triangles, pick up this series and hit the beach to read distraction free, xo!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

series | countdown to the best summer ever!



 

This week I'm talking about products I can't travel without! But you'll have to head over to the latest issue of NEXT on SCENE and read my article-I'm on page 34!



Shop the article below

Wide tooth comb
Headache relief essential oil in a custom rollerball

What are your must haves for travel? Let me know in the comments below, xo!


*note some of these products were sent to me for PR, I wasn't paid to put them in this post or magazine article :)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 7

Hometowns! Here we go! *remember this is a recap which includes spoilers 

First hometown: Eric in Baltimore. Okay with them sitting on the bench & playing bball, I can see what it would be like for them as a couple. I like what Eric's friend is saying about him, feels real and genuine. Digging the vibe with his family, them all dancing on the couch was super cute. I'm glad Eric's Aunt brought up race. Rachel needs to understand bottom line she's being judged by everyone, doesn't matter her color or who she chooses, people judge. Eric chatting with his mom is giving us a lot of insight into Eric's past. I feel like Eric is absolutely ready. Wow, Eric and his dad are having a moment, I'm proud of who Eric became. I have good feelings after this hometown date, but I feel like Eric is going to get his heartbroken in the end. As much as I see them together, I feel like he's more into her than her of him. 

Second hometown: Brayn in Miami. He is handsomeeeee, ugh guys I can't. He's gonna dance?! Stop don't tell me he's gonna dance. His ass in those pants while he's dancing...damn. His momma is obsessed with him, went right into to hug him. I mean I get it. He is really a momma's boy. His mom is saying he's been a player, but she doesn't think this could happen for him so quick. His mom didn't laugh when she threatened Rachel's life...she's dead ass serious. But I do think she will be on board with whatever he wants ever. Ugh come onnnn, his voice when he said he loved her made me wamna say it back. He is so handsome, sheesh. I feel the feels too Rach, I feel em too. 

Third hometown: Peter in Madison. Note: this was the first run into his arms! I see these two together. To me, Peter doesn't see this as a competition and never has. Oh bringing her to his spot! That's serious stuff. I love when you can tell that those are he's people, like that's how I get when I see my friends. Peter is letting his hair down and I'm seeing a different side of him. Peter keeps it SO REAL, props to him. I feel like a lot of them get so caught up in the show, but Peter is really thinking about what it could be out of this. He's adorable with his niece. Side bar: Rachel likes a lot of ice in her drink, has to be a Texas thing as my good friend does too. I feel like the biggest issue here with P&R is he won't propose. I feel like if she geniuely sees it then it doesn't matter if it happens at the end of the show or a month or two later. 

Last hometown. Dean in Aspen. I've been looking forward to this date the most to be honest. Preach, Dean. Having a different relationship with a parent is something you don't get until it happens to you.  I feel really bad for him as he's walking up. He's just so embarrassed by his dad's life. Rachel is. Wing a sport to show Dean this isn't defining him. Side bar: is that girl's hair whiter than mine?! Dean's dad is still heartbroken over losing Dean's mom. I wish Dean didn't have to go through this on tv. I feel so bad for Dean. He didn't need to try to repair this relationship to build one with Rachel.  

Rose Ceremony: oh boy...I was so sure who would be going home tonight at the beginning of this episode and now I'm not so sure. Bryan...check! Eric...check! Peter...check! I knew Dean would be sent home. But I thought for a second that it could happen. I know it has nothing to do with his  family, but I hope he understands that. 

33 of my favorite things!

Today is my 33rd birthday...yikes that's weird to say, but it's the truth. I decided to do something different and fun for this year's blog post. I saw one of my fave bloggers Lauren (vandifair.com) do something like this for her bday a few weeks back. Since I love the "favorites game", I asked my 3 people who have known me the longest ; Jen, babytooth, and Aunt Chrissy (baby bestie was away being fabulous in Italy while I was putting it together) to ask me questions about my fave things. Things they may not even know about me. So keep reading if you want the answers to those questions as well as some never before seen pics (well at least I don't think I've shared them before.)












 




Jen's Questions

1. Favorite movie? The Santa Clause
2. Where would you live, if you could live anywhere? I think I really would pick Canada (hot guys & hockey aside) it seems like a nice place...
3. If you could only upgrade one room of your house, which would it be and what would you do? Oh this is a good question! I would say my room. I'd want to have a custom vanity with good lights for pics. Also, I'd give anything for someone to come in and clean my room.
4. What is your favorite thing about yourself? I think I'm a really good friend. I also love my sense of humor. I genuinely love when people laugh at things I say or do.
5. What is your favorite flower? Peonies or Hydrangeas
6. Who is your biggest hero? This is hard. It's hard to pick just one cause there's hero-like qualities in so many people in my life. Especially you, Jen. You are a SUPER WOMAN, doing it all & doing it so well!
7. What do you love to shop for? Anything beauty related.
8. What is your biggest guilty pleasure? The Disney Channel
9. You're in NYC, where would I find you hanging out? Hmmm, there's so many places I love. I love strolling down 5th, or hanging in Times Square, but hands down I'd have to go with MSG. For obvious reasons...#NYR
10. What is your best memory? This is the hardest question ever. I have so many!! I'll pick one with you that will always make me laugh...remember that time we were laying in my bed and you said "kay, you forgot to tape popstars!" and I said "oh shit!" like it was life for death and then we laughed until we cried? Oh you know what's another one I love? A little song I made up for you...which you're now singing...you're welcome.
11. You're favorite song of all time? Really...you know damn well I can't answer this. I'll give you some from my top 10; *nsync's for the girl who has everything (not the version from the album, the other one with Justin), whatchu like by dabrat featuring tyrese, there's nothing holdin' me back by shawn mendes (I know this is still new, but it puts me in the best mood), let me be by britney spears, let's take a ride by Jt...

babytooth aka Robin's Questions

12. What's your favorite donut flavor? I love strawberry frosted with sprinkles. Or chocolate frosted with sprinkles. Or boston cream. Ohh or maple.
13. Where's you favorite place to go when happy and when sad? my bed, haha! I feel like I do my best thinking there or sleeping if I'm sad.
14. What's your favorite childhood memory? I really have so many good ones. Here's some of my faves with you...playing b's. Or that time we played private eyes in the backyard with Jeffy. But I think my hands down fave childhood memory of all was when we went to Rookie & Rene's wedding all by ourselves. (In 1996, btooth (she was 8) and I (I was 12) went to a minor league baseball game alone for the mascots wedding!)
15. What's your favorite IG filter? Clarendon
16. What's your favorite place to eat out? Magnolia's or ihop
17. Favorite cocktail? champs!
18. Favorite make up product ( only ONE)? mascara, while I don't really have a fave anymore, it's the one thing product I couldn't live without.
19. Favorite thing about being blonde? I feel like blondes are a dime a dozen these days and I like being part of a secret club where we can have more fun!
20. Favorite quote? "What's for you, wont pass you" is the quote that's gotten me through some hard times and the one I live by. I also absolutely love this quote from the book The Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Skyes where the main character is describing her dream man; "I want someone smart and fun, who I can moan and whine at for hours and they'll still adore me" another quote I live by.
21. Favorite breakfast food? french toast!
22. Favorite time of day? night time, around 10/11.


Aunt Chrissy's Questions

23. Fave Movie Star? Denzel Washington & Rachel McAdams
24. Favorite Nail Polish Color? that's a mega hard question cause I love to wear every color, except maybe orange
25. Favorite Makeup Brand? another hard one...I think they brand that never lets me down is Kylie Cosmetics...I wear something from them at least everyday
26. Fave Ice Cream Flavor? cotton candy! Or soft vanilla w/rainbow sprinkles
27. Fave Vaca Spot? PI where I am currently!
28. Fave Person? too many to name!
29. Favorite Disney Movie? Frozen or Wall-E
30. Favorite Author? ohh I love Chevy Stevens, Sophie Kinsella, Aven Ellis, Courtney Summers
31. Favorite High School teacher? Mr. Spinelli or Ms. Costa
32. Fave DJ? DJ Big Momma aka DJ Mommy Momz, duh
33. Fave Hockey Player? Rick Nash aka Boo

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cover Reveal!

 


Brief Summary:

After a string of bad set-ups and boring dates, Reese Brannon is done with men. She’s focused on her job as a fitness model and blogger. Her life in the city is fun. She’s young. There’s no need to look for a man because she doesn’t want one. Especially when relationships usually end in heartbreak.

Jean-Pierre Rochat—known as JP— is done with women. All this Swiss hockey player has ever wanted is to fall in love, but his relationships never end with a happily ever after. Believing he’s always going to be dealt the friend card, JP is over it. If he’s going to be stuck in the friend zone, he’ll keep things casual for his new endgame.

But will one hot Dallas summer night change everything for Reese and JP?

Because when the two meet again when JP returns for hockey season, Reese finds her attraction to him hasn’t waned since their first meeting. Charming and intelligent, JP is different in all the right ways, but Reese realizes letting him in will make her vulnerable, something that terrifies her. JP never forgot Reese from their initial introduction last winter, and the sparks fly for him even more so the second time. But with Reese, his thoughts are anything but casual . . .

Can JP and Reese let their guards down to take a chance on love? Or will this simply be a game of playing defense?

*not a spoiler, but trust me, this is Aven's best couple to date and their first kiss is A++++++++

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

series | countdown to the best summer ever!

 

Back at it again and this week we are talking about my favorite vacation must have...books! It's no secret I love reading, but I get a good chunk of my reading done on vacation. I always try to top my number of books read each year, so this year I'm aiming for 4! Here's my reading list for vacation as well as some book recs for you! 

My Vacation To Be Read List





*now truth be told, this line up may complete change if I get a B&N gift card cause I have a pretty expensive to be read list and all of these were under $2.99! Stay tuned for reviews in the weeks to come to see what I read :)

Vacation Read Recommendations




Those Girls by Chevy Stevens-or anything by Chevy Stevens...if you like twisted thrillers, she's a must read author for me!




What have you been reading this summer? Let me know in the comments, xo!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 6

Okay, Rach is hitting them hard with this week's rules. No rose ceremonies, 3 one on ones, and a group date!

One on One: with Bae-yan...I mean Bryan. He is hot af. I can't. I'm glad she's starting off the night right. His suit, damnnnnnnn. She said get ready and got ready he did! Honey, he would look good behind the wheel of a '94 Civic. HE IS JUST TOO HOT. They get in a Bentley and drive off to a watch store. Oh what a segue, to tell you quick about something I am working on! I've teamed up with JORD Wood Watches to share my vacation style. So stay tuned! Okay, back to the date. Did she pay for them really?? Or did ABC? That is a nice watch. I love a man in a watch.

Cut to Adam bitching. If I'm being honest, I had no clue he was on the show until last week...
Now Dean is talking some shit. EXCUSE ME? You are a manboy, sit down young man.

Cut to the date. I feel like Bryan may be a sweet talker, but I genuinely do see that he's into her. It would be a plot twist if he rips her heart apart in the end. Maybe that's just me wanting to push my way in there. What are your thoughts on Bryan? He seems to be like Jordan on JoJo's season...who I loved! And they are still going so strong.

One on One: with Dean. I feel like Dean and Rachel haven't been together in a bit. Their last one on one was really cute and I could see it happening, but since then they've fizzled a little. Let's see how this goes. I like his Sunday best. I feel like Dean is on edge and it's making their date awkward. Last time wasn't like this. I feel bad that he has family drama. She's forcing him to talk, except he can't get serious. I think he needs to man up and put it out there. There's the manboy I speaking of earlier. Bryan may be too much, Dean isn't enough. 2nd part of their date is just as awkward as the beginning. He is having a hard time being vulnerable, but he should understand she gets it, she went through this. I'm surprised he got a rose cause it was so difficult to watch the first part of this date. She's right tho, she isn't looking for a new family, she's looking for an extension of her partner.


One on One: with Peter. So far I'm 3 for 3 in my picks for top 4, just an FYI ;) Okay, I'm calling it rn...top 2 is Bryan and Peter. AWE DOGSSSSSS! Yayyyyyyyy. I hope they aren't mistreated. I'd be too busy talking to the dogs to pay attention to the mountains or my date.

Cut to the guys bitching again. Eric I think will round out the top 4. Idk who this other bad hair guy is. I know I talked about him before and to be honest, idk how he's still around.

Back to the freezing date. I like that Peter is being honest with her. There's probably nothing worse than watching the show back and seeing your potential partner talking about how they want to leave. This process isn't for the weak. Peter isn't my cup of tea, but Rachel seems to be digging him hardcore.This date is kinda boring. I get that Peter had to share with Rach his past, she can't worry about him proposing yet. I think she needs to meet his family first.

Three on One: with Adam, Eric, and Matt-bad hair guy. That date card was awful. Setting up the drama. Those guys thinking Peter was going home are nuts. It's a fight to the death dudes, man up. Adam thinks his relationship is stronger than anybody else? Huh? Did I miss an episode where he was the star? How many guys does it take to help one lady into a boat? Adam please stop talking. He is on a different show right now cause he acts like Rachel is "oh Adammmm, save me from these lugs." And that is NOT the case.

She pulls Eric aside first. Eric has grown a lot this season. He went from bitching and moaning every second to being lowkey and more about Rachel. Eric has a point, life is hard. I like their time they spent together.

How is Matt-bad hair guy still around? I swear he just showed up week 4 and then I thought he was gone week 5. He isn't getting the rose. Poor guy should've been let go weeks ago. He's probably very nice, I just don't see them working or on the same playing field as a Peter or a Bryan (man, I wish he was on the screen.) She's basically telling him "if we met on match.com, it'd totally work, but we met on national TV and I really don't know you."

Adam is still left because he believes this isn't difficult and knows he's the one for her. *major eye roll* I really can't even remember them having any alone time until the viking date. HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ALONE TIME IN PART ONE OF THE DATE. Ayi ayi ayi. "A whole new light to your eye" that doesn't even make sense. Please send this bag of rocks home...when Adam says this could've all went different if she went to his hometown, isn't a positive statement. You need her to fall for you first and then fall in love with you family.

 And we're headed home, kids! Top 4; Eric, Dean, Peter, and Bryan.

Woah next week looks like a doozy.
I am going to try to have my recap up like normal next Tuesday, but I'll be away on vacation, so hopefully I can make it happen! Let's discuss this week's episode, xo!

Monday, July 10, 2017

a book in review!



Brief Summary:

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.
The Society.
You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.
Do you have what it takes?
It’s time to find out.
Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.
All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.
Let the games begin.


Review:

I was scrolling through top free reads in iBooks and The Society popped up. Now I'll be the first to admit, I'm a sucker for a cover. I liked this one and the summary sounded good, so I picked it up. I'm a big "get it while it's free and don't read it for months" type of shopper, but I've been a slight slump so I started this one. I liked the idea of this book a lot, a secret society, a heroine who hasn't had a great go and is going to mess with her enemy, sounded like the perfect read. And I hate to say, but it wasn't a fully developed story. There were parts were I'd think "yes, this is gonna be good" and then it just kinda fell flat. The story was too short. Everything needs up being resolved in the end, but I wanted more. The idea, characters, and twists were there, but it needed just a little more grit. I read it in a night cause I just kept waiting for the next big thing to happen. 3 stars for The Society, xo!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

a book in review!



Brief Summary:

"Heartfelt and entertaining, with characters so vivid, you'll forget they're fictional. Readers will find themselves cheering for Veronica Buccino." -- Claire Ashby, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the novel, When You Make it Home

Veronica Buccino has a plan: marry John DelMonico and quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. And when he tells her he has big news, she’s certain he’ll pop the question. But instead of proposing, John informs her that he’s moving to London.

Heartbroken, Veronica feels lost. Salvatore and Antoinette, her dead grandparents, begin to visit her dreams in an attempt to steer her in the right direction. At their suggestion, Veronica takes a news reporting class, which leads to a challenging freelance assignment covering a conspiracy trial. She also begins dating an unlikely suitor: creative Syd Blackman.

Just when her love life and career are looking up, Veronica is tossed back to square one by an event that makes her question all her new choices.

Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Better in the Morning isn't your run of the mill chick lit read. It has a bunch of laugh out loud moments, well developed characters, and tons of moments where you'll be rooting for the main character Veronica, but it all feels more. The author does a great job of writing a story you can see. I love when books have supporting casts that are just as important as the main character and this story doesn't disappoint. I love the moments in her dreams with her grandparents! This 4.5 star book is the perfect weekend read! Put Fern Ronay on your author read list cause you'll be hooked on her writing voice, xo!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 5; night 2

 

Two on One: Kenny & Lee. Okay let's settle this score. Kenny coming down the hill wooing and laughing like that, dude calm down. You are gonna get the rose. (even tho I kinda think she's gonna drop em both. Lee now, Kenny later) Kenny's curse filled rant is me during hockey season! Does Rachel have lash extensions or falsies on? I need to know. Bye Lee, extra time for Kenny. WHY ARE YOU GOING BACK DOWN THERE, Kenny???? She clearly doesn't want someone like that. Like you got the girl, get in the damn helicopter and go off on a date. Bryan boner time, does he look good in every piece of clothing ever? Like you are wearing that tee shirt handsomeeeee. Phew. Okay Kenny, don't eff this up. Focus on her, focus on telling her about your daughter, focus on anything else, but Lee. That ended well, better than expected. But it feels like he really is genuine. His daughter is too cute. Hold it together my man! You got the rose. I feel like Kenny cries more than my dad and that's saying a lot, cause he cries at every AGT audition. 

Rose Ceremony: Bryan is working that suit. I love Rach's gold sequin dress. Picks for going home... Josiah & bad hair guy. Hold please, I'll tell ya his name when she doesn't call it. (His name is Matt and he looks like a door to door toaster salesmen) God why did the producers let Josiah have a confessional time that long? These overly confident soundbites are gonna come back and bite him. Cause nothing goes away these days...! SHE KEPT BAD HAIR GUY?!? Hmmm, maybe she needs a new toaster. Or wants to see if all of that will grow back after he joins the hair club for men. 

Complete side bar-I wish I wasn't watching this at 11:24pm cause ya girls tired. PLL series finale trumped Bachelorette, so I'm watching it on dvr.

One on One: with Eric. Remember when he had drama in the beginning? Momentum? Is this 2 quick goals at the end of the second period? There's something about Eric that I don't like. Why was he saying "swag swag swag" when she was in the boat? Was he singing Boyfriend by Biebs in his head? 10 kids? God, her poor vag. Maybe I think he's trying too hard? "Your so fly tho. Let's get a bunch of selfies." Is he a 15 year old girl in the 90s? I would request an amusement park date if I was the bachette for sure. I feel like this is such a fun date idea. Oh they got burgers! Normal food! Is he drinking champs? I mean I appreciate that, but hmmmm, he doesn't seem like a champs drinker. Awe, I feel bad for him. He got the rose, I don't think he's top 3 material.

Group date: Viking fighting or something like that. Adam needs to go, he creeps me out. His face, his vibe, everything. Poor Bryan's oar got stuck, but I'm digging his white sneaks. Why do we need the instructors to introduce themselves to us the viewing public? Alex's job description is weird, I think I need more info on it. Kenny please win, I can't with Adam's face anymore. Why does that blood look fake? This might be the worst group date activity to date. As much as I want Bryan to be my bf, I really feel like he is so into her. Shit, she's falling for him. Damn it! Also, his IG he speaks a lot about how the best day of his life was when he got out of the limo...She's digging Peter, so clear. Kenny is missing his daughter so much that it's clouding his mind. I feel like he is trying to push things with her, his relationship with her isn't where it is with others, ie: Bryan and Peter. Ugh, bye Kenny. You kinda set yourself up for that. That was the sweetest compliment for her with what he said about her daughter growing up to be like her. Falsies or lash extensions? SOMEONE PLEASE TELL MEEEE.

One on One: with Will. Will, no one has a had a date like this...well accept if you've been on the show before. Oh yikes, awkward silence. Why isn't he trying to kiss her? Is he trying to be super nice & polite...where is the romance?? Yikes, that dinner was proof these two were on different pages. He did great yesterday, but tonight, not so much. 

Rose Ceremony: at the end of an episode? WHAT? #tbt #dreamsdocometrue Hardest goodbye? Hmmm who will it be? Adam? Please be Adam. I don't think that will be a hard choice for her tho. "Always" says Bryan and "YASSSSSS" says Kayla. Matt again? Come on Rachel, you def don't see him as your husband. Also, you do have to keep a certain amount of guys or you could send them home early. Shit, is she sending Alex home and keeping Adam cause he jacked up his face even more? OHMYGOD. NO WAY. STOP IT. You don't have to feel bad that his face got messed up girl. 


My top 4 for hometown dates (yes, I'm rushing it) Bryan, Peter, Eric, Dean. Who is in your top 4?  Come back next Tuesday for more recap fun cause next week looks cray! Xo!

ps-ended this at 12:35 am...not too bad!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

bachelorette recap | week 5; night 1




End of Group Date: Kenny and Lee...Lee and Kenny. These two are just getting started. There's nothing to this, but the one one one time with Bryan. And to be honest, I was just staring at him the whole time. He gets the rose and I clapped I was so happy. Too good to be true, fine by me.

One on One: with Jack, good on paper guy. He's kinda awkward to me. Like he's having first date jitters, which is understandable, it's the first one on one, but still. Oh that first kiss, ewwwww so awkward. Poor guy. Wait a second, Jack thought that kiss was good? She pulled away and laughed. Oh this poor sob.

Weird cut to the guys hanging out bitching. Lee is acting like he's Rachel's eyes and ears. Lee has proven he's a racist by his tweets, I won't post them here cause I'm not about that life, but google it. Lee uses his words to hurt people on the show and on twitter. Lee is your classic pot stirrer, who likes to see how far he can push people.

back to the date, I think Jack is setting himself up here cause he's going home. You can tell Rachel is not feeling it. He's all over the place. I love Paris or did he say "parents? Maybe parents he followed it up with "is your dad funny?" like I've never had a first date ask me that. Also, when he smiles so wide and dips his head, he looks like a serial killer. I'm proud of her for just putting it out there. I feel like now I'm awkward after watching that! My mom texted me during and said "Jack is dying in front of our eyes" and she was so spot on.

Rose Ceremony: who is this Adam? Have I seen him before? Okay, I think he's going home and Iggy too! Cause I just don't see it and hate his name haha. If Rachel heard Adam say "this snack" about him, I don't think he'd still be there. Cya Iggy the Iguana. Also goodbye Tickle Monster. EW god, if I never see that again it'll be too soon. WHY couldn't he just hug her goodbye like a normal person? Guys, I need to find a bf asap, cause I can't have it be just me and Tickle Monster left in the single pool. Bryan in a suit, we need more of this, esp that black detail. Damn.

Bryan had his tongue out for a hot minute and my goodness...ohhh one on oneeeee.
One on One: with Bryan. What are you talking about crazy, Dean? She is into him. I'm so jealous of her, cuddled up with her on the train. Wow, what a cool date! I'm not adventurous like this, but it's a once in a lifetime, and with him next to me, done deal. Girl, Rach knowing about 187, my girl is hip hop. I like that he's so confident. I don't think it's him being overly cocky, but him believing in their relationship and what he sees in her. I'm really digging him (more than the looks now...) Rachel would be a good fit for him, but I can take him off her hands. People say I'm a catch too, Rach and I'm single af. What's wrong w/me? Not sure, jury is still out...get it, she's a lawyer. Her dinner outfit is fireeee, yasss girl. I think Bryan gets his haircut with scissors, it's very nice in the back. Bryan is back for another week ladies and gents, (I should just say ladies and Dad, cause he's the only dude reading...if he's not, let me know in the comments)

Group date: Okay, I have to say, I wish I could see Bryan in that outfit...any way, this group date was fun! I really liked how all of them got into it. Peter is SO into her. I liked that he was handsy with her. Good for Will for having some big ups and putting on a show. Aweeeee, Kenny FaceTiming with his daughter, so cute. Lee, looking at pictures in a book, doesn't count as reading...sorry, pal! Will's alone time was really good. Alex's too, I didn't hate his letter either. I feel like this is when it starts to get super confusing for her. All of the guys that are on this date are into her and it's showing. Josiah is a little over the top with this, laying it on so thick. I love how we see the alone time crashing and burning, but Josiah comes out and says "it was great. so good." Was it? Objection, prosecutor. (2 for 2 with the lawyer puns...!) Oh shit, Rachel is into Peter. And they are going for it, for a second I forgot it was a group date. Way to go, Will! You have been a slow horse, but I really like that you are you!

Two on One: Kenny & Lee. You can see what type of guys there are by how they exited...Lee walked through the door. Kenny walked through, but made sure it closed.  Keep that mindset, Kenny. Focus on her. I like that they have a little inside joke, which I think I missed, haha! Honestly, if onion time happened while Bryan was around, it was bound to go right over my head. Lee is a story teller and an actor. God Rachel, don't be this naive. I do think they both are trying to make themselves look better. But at the end of the day, none of the guys tell the same story Lee does. I have a question, why is Kenny and Rachel so cold, but Lee is chilling in his lightweight hoodie?! Kenny should've said "ask the guys." Also, he's kinda acting like a crazy person now.

Well, of course we're having a cliffhanger, but here's my overall take on tonight's episode-Bryan, Peter, and Will are in the lead. And I'm almost thinking both Kenny and Lee go home tomorrow after some dramz of course. Let's discuss in the comments or DMs-cause a bunch of you like to keep up with me there and I love it! Until tomorrow, peeps, xo!

Monday, June 26, 2017

a book in review!




Brief Summary:

A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age—the never-before-seen full story.
Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation—online—ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.
And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.


Review:

If you've ever been single, you can relate to this book. If you've ever given a single friend advice, you can relate to this book. I was hooked from reading the summary that this book was written in communication form only-text & emails. I laughed out loud, a few times until I cried. I got really pissed a few times cause boys are dumb and girls (myself included) can over-analysis anything. But seriously, this is a must read! It's perfect for a day by the pool or ocean. I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who wants to know what the opposite sex is thinking while dating, cause it's all here in black & white, xo! *ps-for nook and kindle it's on sale for $1.99!

To Purchase:


Also, for those of you asking I've read 30 books out of 52 so far! My Goodreads says 29, cause I've read one that doesn't come out until fall already...hair flip emoji ;)