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If you were 20 years old again

What would you do if you were 20 years old again? Would you point your fingers on a map and travel the globe? Fall in love?

“Que je sois tout simplement heureuse, dans tous les sens” – I’d just be happy, in every sense.

This is my hope for you this week.


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Picture Thursday: Underwater

Went to see Titanic in 3D this week, which was awesome! When it first came out I was 10 and went with my brother and our two family friends who were 11 and 14. At the time I didn’t know what I was walking into and covered my eyes for most of the end. This is why it came to some of my friends’ surprise on Tuesday how emotional the last hour of the movie made me – the assumption was that everyone had seen it.

For the past two nights my dreams have been haunted with underwater images.

Side note: does anyone else think Kate Winslet looks way older than Leo in this movie? Turns out he’s actually a year older than her. He looks so young in the movie.

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French Bulldog Love

The odds of me being able to get a Great Dane in a rental place in Minneapolis is probobly slim. I’ve decided instead to get a French Bulldog. So cute, wouldn’t you agree?

Happy Monday!

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Sweetapolita Cakes

I am currently deeply in love with the website Sweetapolita. Check out these awesome cakes:

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GF note: To make gluten-free make sure you replace the all-purpose flour with a gf one. You can get mixes at a store, but I get the best results when I just make my own:

Like your dessert with a little liquor? I can’t wait for an occasion to try these babies out:

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GF note: All of Three Olives flavored vodkas are gluten-free. For cake mix, I use Bob’s.


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March Reading List

While Minnesota was having great weather last weekend, Florida was experiencing tons of rain. So, naturally I read 2 teen lit books in entirety. Next up on the agenda:

StrengthsFinder 2.0: Lately I’ve been looking around at people on LinkedIn that have my dream jobs to see how they got there. A lot of people I’ve looked at have their strengths from this test on there, so I decided to see if I have what it takes, personality wise. Pretty sure I’ll get “woo” for one.


The Night Circus: It is my understanding that this is about two true magicians (no tricks) are put against each other in a battle to the death, only they might be in love? Sounds kind of like Hunger Games.


Speaking of, the books I couldn’t put down this weekend:


Hunger Games: The movie is coming out this month, and I love adaptations of popular media. By the way, you should read this Wall Street Journal article about it. I need to get book 2.


The Perks Of Being a Wallflower: My friend has a tattoo of a quote from this book which had an effect tattoo’s rarely have–I went to the book store. Love how many great insights into human behavior there in there. My favorite quote from the book: “I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me.” Oh, and they’re also coming out with a movie adaption staring Emma Watson

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Strange Barbies

I appear to be on a holiday kick after purchasing my ticket to Chicago for St Patty’s Day next weekend, but today is National Barbie Day! In honor I have included the strangest barbies of all time:

Share a Smile Barbie

In 1997 Mattel released a wheelchair bound Barbie in the interest of being inclusive. It was great until a child with cerebral palsy brought up the point that Barbie’s Dream house was not wheelchair accessible.


Pregnant Midge

The idea behind this wasn’t bad. “How do I teach my daughter about child birth? Oh, Mattel created a Barbie just for my predicament!” The reason it got pulled though wasn’t because it had a weird magnetic belly with a plastic baby inside that the child could pull out themselves when it’s time to deliver. It was because Midge was originally marketed as a teenager, so making her pregnant was a bit of a PR issue.


Tokidoki Barbie Doll

Who cares that you can’t legally get a tattoo until age 18. Barbie’s hip. Just an FYI though, it’s $444.


Oreo Fun Barbie

What started out as a simple cross-promotional product turned into quite a controversy. Apparently no one at Nabisco or Mattel realized “Oreo” was a derogatory term. Fail.


Barbie Foosball

This wasn’t created by Mattell, but instead by a French designer. This is either incredibly cool or incredibly creepy, based on the time of day.

Do you have a favorite Barbie?

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Happy International Women’s Day!

This year the UN theme for International Women’s Day is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. I suggest you celebrate by donating or getting involved with UN Women—it’s what Reese Witherspoon would do. I also like to pretend like today is Valentines Day come around again, so feel free to send pink cupcakes this way.

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Obsessed With: Bright Lipstick

One of my favorite things I saw at this years Paris Fashion Week was bright lipstick. My personal favorite lipstick for a night out is VS Perfect Lipstick in Hot Spot. That stuff is Las Vegas proof, and makes wearing jeans and a t-shirt way cooler. Want more inspiration?


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The Best Characters On TV

I’ve been sick recently so naturally I’ve been on Hulu whenever possible. Here are (I believe) the top 5 best characters on TV right now:

1. April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza)—The dark one on Parks and Recreation. My favorite parts are when they bring her Puerto Rican nationality into the show, or when they feature her relationship with husband Andy.


2. Burton “Gus” Guster and/or “The Super Sniffer” (Dule Hill)—Shawn’s best friend on Psych. Whenever Shawn introduces him, it’s under different aliases, and their friendship is always on hilariously on point.


3. Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBryer)—If you ever watched 30 Rock you know that this NBC Page’s backwoods background and devotion to his job makes him the most hilarious person on that show.


4. Penny Hartz (Casey Wilson)—Does anyone remember Casey Wilson from SNL? Me either. As Penny on Happy Endings though, she’s awesome, although her lack of a forehead bugged me for a while. Also, it was my New Years Resolution to get everyone to know the awesomeness of watching Happy Endings. Watch it!


5. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons)—I think everyone knows that Big Bang Theory would not be as popular without this character. Thanks to my mom for being an EBD (Educational and Behavioral Disorder) Teacher, I find special interest in picking up all his autism spectrum behaviors. Spot on.

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Leap Day

What do you have planned for Leap Day?

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