Friday, November 15, 2013

Things I am supposed to LOVE ...but don't

I saw this list of things that 20-something girls should be able to do on Buzzfeed and then Pretty in Pinktalked about things girls are supposed to love but she doesn't. I decided I would talk about that as well since there are so many trends nowadays that I just don't understand.

Things I am supposed to love

  1. Beer/Wine- 20-something girls are supposed to love this stuff. Like Rachael is cheap, guys like girls that drink it but I just can't do it. And wine, ugh wine. It's classy to drink wine. Come home and unwind with abottle glass. The taste of both to me is gross and I would rather drink sweet tea or a diet pepsi than either one. I do however drink Redd's Hard Cider...which is sold on the beer aisle so that counts for something right?
  2. Mean girls- Have I seen the movie? Yes. Can I recite every line? No. And I am not ashamed. I get the references (“ You can't sit with us”, “4 for you Glen Coco!” etc.) but I am not obsessed with the movie or think its funny to quote it on a daily basis. I don't think I would ever love a movie so much that I would use the lines in everyday conversation. #sorrynotsorry
    (This also applies to “The Notebook” and other similar movies)
  3. Chevron- Are we over this yet? Yes it's kinda cute. But my bed, couch pillows, rugs, shower curtain and clothing don't need to be splattered with the same pattern. I don't want to DIY my whole house with it...but Pinterest sure wants me to! This trend will eventually die..and a whole new pattern will take its place!

    4. Juicing and/or Yoga-No..just no! I don't want to mix spinach with my oranges or kale with bananas. I will drink some fruity smoothie if you want me to but taking time outta my day to juice everything in my kitchen? Not happening! And yoga. I use to be super flexible (and kinda still am) but I do not think laying on a mat in some crazy position is going to make be feel relaxed. I'll sit in front of my TV with some chocolate and feel just fine :)
    1. Starbucks (PSL, Red Cups etc.) I don't like coffee. Plain and simple. Do I go to Starbucks and grab a hot chocolate or passion fruit tea from time to time? Sure. But I didn't have a countdown on my phone til PSL was making its debut. Having an obsession with a drink/coffee place is not healthy for anyone.
Things I should have or be able to do

      1. Wake up with my alarm every morning- HAHA. I have had to wake upat 7:00 am every morning for the last 6 months. I had to wake up before that when I was in school (duh everyone did) but I still hit the snooze button every morning. I still dread getting up no matter what time I went to bed the night before. It has to do with the fact that on the weekends I sleep til 11 or later so my body gets confused . Monday morning my body isn't sure what to do!
      2. A perfect work outfit- I still wake up every morning, half-asleep trying to figure out what to wear. It's a shock I don't forget my pants or something. I could plan it out the day before but who has time for that? I wish I could love as fashionable as some of the girls I see on my instagram/twitter on a daily basis. So much effort!
      3. A handful of go-to recipes- I am not a bad cook. I can bake a mean pumpkin pie. But if you expect me to whip up a fancy dinner with an hours notice? No sure that can happen. I wish I had a couple meals that I knew I could make perfectly in a matter of moments...but that hasn't happened yet. And I think that this isn't just something that 20-somethings entertaining guests should know but that mothers should to. I am hoping when the time comes to prepare meals for a family..I will be a pro!
      4. A bank balance that is generally above $0-Life is expensive. That is all
      5. A favorite book/song/movie- I hate when people ask me what my favorite ______is. I can't answer it. I love a lot of songs (mmmbop, bye bye bye to name a few) and the same goes for movies and books. The pressure to pick just one is far to difficult just I try to avoid it all together.

Do any of you agree with me on this or am I just crazy?
Maybe I need some help to be a better 20-something girl..

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Q & A- Random Questions

I feel like I haven't shared random things about me so I found questions from different blogs that I real daily and decided to answer them for my fine readers!

I saw this Q&A on the laurel gazette 

1. Your first childhood celebrity crush? I would have to say Zac Hanson or JT. Love those little teeny boppers!
2. Favorite ice cream flavor? Hands down- Mint Choc. Chip! Love it!! Yum. I want some right now and its not even 11am
3. The best gift you've ever received? This one is a hard one. I received a Pandora bracelet from an ex-bf. And it's not the bracelet that is special (we broke up less than a month after I got it) but my family continues to buy me charms for it. So instead of it being about who it came from..its about those that continues to fill it up with love! (sappy i know!)
4. If you could learn any new skill, what would it be? I want to learn to cook better. I am definitely not a bad cook by any means but I am not good at looking at random ingredients and making a meal out it. I want to more creative with my cooking. 
5. Your favorite holiday? Easy CHRISTMAS! I love the cooler weather, family time and the the yummy food. And gifts are great too ;)
6. The nicest compliment someone's given you? There isn't one particular time that sticks in my mind but I still blush when my bf tells me I am beautiful. I could look a hot mess and he tells me that...I instantly feel like a million bucks!
7. You win the lottery. What's the first thing you spend on? House. I want a place to call my own. I want to stop worrying about renting and place and moving every couple a years. I would buy a place with alot of land for my pup and a cute little house I could make into my perfect paradise. 
8. The high point of this past weekend? This weekend was just what I needed. Family was in town, Sean and I were off work for most of the weekend and it felt good to just relax, eat amazing food and laugh our heads off. 
9. Cat person/dog person?  If I has to choose I would say dog person. Only because they have more of a personality. I have one of each and love them both but my pup welcomes me with kisses when I come home from work, snuggles with me in bed and loves me no matter what. Cats just don't do that. They are a little more moody.  

These questions I found on Venus Trapped in Mars

10.  If you could bring someone famous back from the grave, who would it be? Heath Ledger. I thought it was an amazing actor and had so more to accomplish in life. 11. What would you refuse to do for $1 million? Something that was going to harm my family, my friends, my pets or myself. I would eat crazy food and streak naked during the Super Bowl but tell to purposely hurt my loved ones for $$? YOU'RE NUTS! Not happening. 12. If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you choose? If I was on the cover, it would be I was pretty hot stuff so that's a win in itself. But Maxim or Sports Illustrated means I am a super HOT so that would just be a bonus. 13. Jigsaw puzzle or rubix cube? Puzzle. I don't think I could solve a Rubix cube in less than like 2 years so that's a no. 14. Most embarrassing moment from your high school years? This one is difficult. I know I probably did something really dumb and should remember it but I don't..15. If you could relive any year of your life, which one would you choose? I would love to go back to freshman/sopohmore year of college. I was living on my own for the first time, I loved school and everything was easy because its college and you get to stay up late, drink all night and didn't need to be to class til the afternoon. Perfection. 16. What is the last song you listened to? Some country song on the radio on the way to work. 17. Chunky or smooth peanut butter? Smooth. I'm not picky but the bf is so it's the only kind in the house. 
18. What was your first AOL screenname? xxsk8ergurl45xx. I thought I was a cool surfer/skater girl. And everyone put xx in front of their names..not sure why. Why the 45? Who knows! 
19. What "As seen on TV" product do you secretly want to order? Either the Pajama Jeans or the Magic Bullet. I want to see if the jeans are as comfy as they appear...and I think I could whip up some tasty treats with the Magic Bullet. 

These are from Katie at Keep Calm & Carry on

20.What is the most played song in your music library? Anything by FLA/GA Line or JT. 
21. What is your favorite thing about your current occupation? Can I say everything? Working in radio, it's very laid back and fun. I love the people I work with. My job isn't very stressful and there are amazing perks (like going to amazing events and meeting cool people)
22. City or country? I mentioned I would love a house with alot of land so I don't think I could live in NYC or somewhere like that. I am from Miami so I know what its like to live in the "Big City" I need something that is close to a Target and a Starbucks but also can give me lots of space and quiet time. Mix of both.
23. What is your coping mechanism after a really bad day? Putting on my seat pants, putting my hair up in a bun, take the bra off and jump into bed. Clean sheet, a million blankets/pillows and good trashy reality TV. Oh and don't forget all the crappy food (chips, sweets and a diet pepsi) I could eat!
24. Favorite item in your closet right now? Just bought a sweater similar to this which is comfy but keeps me warm which is perfect for the cooler weather that Gville is getting. 
25.Skill or craft you want to learn or work on?I would love to just be more crafty in general. I see so many DIY's on Pinterest/blogs and I would love to re-create them..but I know once I get will be a mess of hot glue, burlap and glitter!
26. What is your most precious keepsake? I have some rings that my grandma gave me that I don't wear often because they are kinda tiny on me but I love them because they have history to them. 
27.What's at the tip top of your holiday wish list this year? I would love to go on shopping spree so gift cards would be perfect! I could also go for home decor. I am also looking for pieces to make the house feel like home so anything that could make that happen would be a great gift. No specific I am needing this holiday season. 
28. What's your favorite spot in the city you live in? There are two places. First is out in Newberry..far from the hustle and bustle of town. There is a lot of land and its fun to just explore. My aunt lives out there so going to her house, taking care of the horses and enjoying a nice big fire is paradise to me. Second (it may sound silly/crazy) but I love the UF campus. Even though its the center part of town, I don't go there often. I go to the bars across the street or the restaurants near it but when I walk around, after not being on it in over a year (which just happened last week) makes me miss college days and it brings back memories. One of the reasons I like that I stayed in Gainesville, is the fact that the campus brings the whole town together. 

And these are just random ones from the around the internet 

29. If you could change your name to anything what would it be? I like my name. It's original and different. No need to change it! 
30.The last book I read was: I couldn't tell ya. Which is sad because I love to read but I haven't found one that strikes my fancy. 
31.What would we find if we peaked inside your refrigerator? I went to the grocery store a couple days ago so its well stocked with yummy food waiting to be eaten! 
32. If I could have any super power, it would be: I would want to fly. I really don't like driving. (love being a passenger) so if I could just fly to work, the store or go home for a quick visit...perfection! 
33. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Background dancer for a pop star. I was really into dance and thought I was pretty good. If that failed, I really wanted to be a teacher, which I am still interested in. 
34.Are you named after anyone? Randomly named. I was going to be Danielle or Lindsay and then my parents came up with Kenyon! I love it though. 
35..What would you consider to be a perfect day? Day off of work. People I love and no cares in the world. Most people would say sipping a drink on the beach but I would have to say going to somewhere I have never been to explore and eating all the yummy food my body can handle! 

36.. The last movie I saw was: I am not even sure. Which is sad that my memory sucks that bad. White House Down maybe? I think it was something else since then though...

37. The last concert I attended was: 
FLA/GA Line!! Amazing show. First concert with the bf so it was special :)
38. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes. I don't want my bf to get scared of my singing but I tend to sing a lot during the day and the shower is no exception
39. Were you an only child, the oldest, the baby, or in the middle? Baby. I have an older brother. 
40. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate. duh! 

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Style Trends- Is this really what we are wearing nowadays?

I am not a fashionista by any means. Not having all the $$$ in the world to shop makes it a little difficult but I do try to follow the trends as much as possible. Maxi dresses are one thing that I can't get enough of. So comfy and forgiving to the figure but can we worn pretty much everywhere! They are great. But one style craze that I can not handle right now is the high-waisted shorts. *ugh*

Not sexy

Why do girls think they can pull these off. I know that Miley Cyrus is running around in a new pair everyday but that does not mean the rest of the world has to join in. I don't even think Miley looks that great in them but she is known to want to cause attention so let's not give her anymore than she already has. This trend is from the 70-80's and it needs to stay there. You can be a girl with the best body, put on a pair of those and its like instant camel toe and your butt turns into an unattractive pancake.

At first I thought I was the only one that thought I let the little sorority girls prance around all the bars/clubs in town...quietly judging them but never voicing my opinion. But one night the conversation shifted and a group of friends all agreed...THESE MOM SHORTS ARE HIDEOUS! This is coming from both males and females. And we all know that girls are wearing these short shorts so they gain attention from the men...but every guy I have come across...think that this style needs to go FAR FAR away! I have asked girls that wear them why they do it... and most of them don't have a straight answer. They do it because they want to be like everyone else. Hopefully this trend doesn't last long and we can go back to wearing shorts that don't go up to our belly buttons and give us instant wedgies!

High-waisted shorts are probably the most unflattering style trend that I can think of but there are plenty others that boggle my mind as to why anyone would want to wear them. Now that it's getting cooler...Ugg boots start to come out. I have nothing against Ugg boots. In fact I own a couple pairs. It's when they are paired with shorts that make them a FASHION  NO-NO! Why do girls do this? Your feet are cold but not the rest of your body? It's not a good look for anyone. Girls don't know why they wear them...but they see celebrities (see below) and their friends doing they think they should too! This trend has be going on for years so I don't see it disappearing anytime soon. (Which is sad)

The last style mistake I can think of that I see on a daily basis would be leggings as pants. We all see it, everyday and are still baffled as to why. I, once again, own several pairs of leggings. There are days I come home and change into them because they are super comfortable. I WOULD NEVER EVER LEAVE MY HOUSE WEARING THEM! (Sorry sorority girls but I am going to use you as an example again because you are the most common offenders) Putting on your Delta Gama T-shirt(one of many) and some leggings does not equal an outfit. They go to class, grocery shopping and pretty much everywhere else dressed like this. Why? I can see your panty line and the second you bend over...your ass will visible to everyone in a 5 mile radius! Yes they are comfy and pants are not. Yes they come in a million different colors to go with every outfit. But this is not reason enough to wear them out in public. THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS- If they are not see through (made of fabric that is not sheer enough to show your lady parts) or if your butt is covered by a shirt/dress. THAT IS THE ONLY TIMES ITS OK! 

  • What other style trends are you tired of seeing? 
  • What ones would you like to see more of? 

Hope you had a great weekend and for those who have today off...LUCKY YOU! 

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