Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The little things

My first love.

I skipped Chimerikal's Grad-itude 101 link-up last week to ramble about god knows what instead, so it seemed fitting to come back this week for a little positivity and thankfulness. I know, positivity.. what? I'll go catch up on Nashville after this and make bitchy comments about the direction the show has gone in to balance it all out.

Last time around, I devoted the post to thanking all those in my life who I don't always show enough appreciation for, so this time I'm sticking to everyday things that put me in a good mood and make me more pleasant to be around.

GRAD-ITUDE 101: A Linkup By Chimerikal

So what am I grateful for this week?

--Well I never thought I'd say this, but Jillian Michaels.

YES, MA'AM. (via)

I switched from the Skinny Bitch workout to Michaels' 30 Day Shred and not only is it just a 20-minute exercise, but I feel way more worked out after it than after the nearly hour-and-a-half routine the skinny bitch ladies lead.

While their workout is broken into four 20-minute parts, none of them are hard enough on their own, so you feel like you have to do them all each time and even then it's not that hard. 

So thanks, Jillian, for making me want to die.

--Champagne. Or as Heather likes to say, CHAMPS!


I don't actually love champagne, but I'm drinking it now to celebrate my mom's new job. So it's fabulous. Bonus points for you if you drink your champagne all classy with a slice of fruit inside.

--The Walking Dead. My boyfriend finally got me into the show and we just marathoned the last season in preparation for this Sunday.


I'm 100 percent over zombies (only second to vampires), but for them I'll make an exception. Oh and also I did this today. 

Thanks, Picmonkey, for hours of my life wasted.

--Apparently, gifs.


--My boyfriend having a good interview yesterday. Fingers crossed.

--Phones with internet to entertain myself in the car while boyfriends go on interviews.

--Beauty tutorials. Thank you for helping me be a better woman. I've learned how to french and dutch braid my hair, how to get nice relaxed curls, how to do the cat-eye and 5 million other things.

--Fruity, fall beers.

--Funny/impossibly clever blog posts that desperately make me wish I had written them myself.

What about you? What are you grateful for this week?



  1. I love how you are grateful for all of the little things, and for things happening in the lives of others around you! Sometimes, we get caught up in the size of what's happening and forget to be happy for others. Keeping my fingers crossed for your boyfriend!! Have an amazing day :)

  2. Love all of this!! Crossing my fingers for your boyfriend! x

  3. Thanks, Amber! I hope you have a fabulous day too!

  4. Haha, thanks Kayli! Maybe if enough fingers are crossed...

  5. Great post :) congratulations to your mum and good luck to your boyfriend

  6. omg.. an hour and a half is just way too long!! i wouldn't be able to handle that long of a workout. :P i am loving all the pumpkin beers out right now! and i don't know what i would look like today without those beauty tutorials on youtube. haha

  7. i tried to get into walking dead.. but i couldn't.. i guess you have to start from the beginning because i was completely lost. also, i'm afraid of zombies.

  8. Yes to all of that. Pumpkin beers are so great--I think I prefer them to the pumpkin spice latte craze. And I worship youtube beauty gurus. Now that I think about it, I think I learned all of my favorite make-up/hair styles from them!

  9. Haha I held out for the longest time! I think I watched the first two episodes with my boyfriend probably more than a year before I started watching it again. It's like you have to get through a few episodes, but once you're there, you're hooked. Or at least that was me!

  10. Let's see... Makeupbytiffanyd, thebeautydepartment, pixiwoo, panacea, michellephan, signature series and gossmakeupartist primarily. What about you?

  11. i've mostly watch michellephan, beautydepartment, and a couple people i know - xteeener & frmheadtotoe. i look mostly at asian ones but even then..everyone's eye & face shape is so diff!

  12. WELCOME to the JILLIAN TRAIN, BABY! Also, yes to champs, which will be enjoyed in surplus when you come visit. I hope Logan scores that job and now I guess I'll join the Walking Dead crowd, too.

  13. Haha so true. I'm jealous of the girls whose eyes were made for cat-eye, but I still do it anyway. Also, I'm pretty sure I've watched a few of xteeener's videos while searching for stuff.

  14. Haha! Okay, seriously, Jillian makes the Skinny Bitches look like complete amateurs. And the new season of Walking Dead is starting this Sunday, so you need to just catch up on 3 seasons before then is all.