Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Thoughts...your weekly dose of random and a Chloe + IsabelGiveaway

1. Why is Julianne Hough famous? She annoys me and I am sick of seeing her and that twit Nina Dobrev cavorting around the globe on the pages of US mag. The seem like like totally ohmygod girls with no souls. Julianne, get a job. Nina, flush your own head down the toilet for being foolish enough to break up with Ian Somerhalder. I realize life is not Vampire Diaries but come on, the guy is gorgeous and he also loves puppies and does a lot of charity work. Yes, I could put down the US magazine. But I don't want to.

2. One of the best songs from one of the best movies. We're about to do for you now a tune entitled Shama Lama Ding Dong. So hit it.
Shama Lama Ding Dong by Lloyd Williams on Grooveshark
3. Just last week I mentioned how badly I want to be the person who gets up early in the morning. I'm taking the Wake Up Early Challenge with Jana Says. Very timely, Jana. Thank you. My goal is to get up 20 minutes earlier on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. I'm an efficient bastard, I can get a lot done in 20 minutes. So far so good this Tuesday and today.

4. Speaking of challenges, #MakeItHappen with Jen at Words With Jen is uh, happening. It calls for me to walk 30 miles in November, ideally a mile a day, but a little more some days. Right as rain this week, I'm on track. I love getting out and walking around Philly at lunch. I need the vitamin D and fresh air as well as the walk.
5. Guess what guess what guess what? Gwen from Confessions of a Gila Monster is coming to town this weekend! We've been friends for over 13 years, and I haven't seen her since my wedding in September 2010. And Saturday we're heading to Marla of Luck Fupus's house for a girls' night with Marla and her sister Brie of A Breezy Life. Can't wait! I'm getting a huge pimple just in time to take photos. Cheers!

6. Five minutes into fall, my lips are a janky mess not even Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment can put a dent into.

7. When I saw this pin Monday and mentioned that I wanted to get together a 5 gallon bucket emergency kit, MFD looked at me like I was a doomsday prepper who wanted to bury food, silver, and ammunition in our five foot wide yard for use during a sure to come disaster. I just like to be prepared! You should note during Y2K I was living at home with my parents and while I pressured my Dad and Carol to purchase a generator, they did not. I'm still scarred.

8. I ran out of my homemade granite cleaner and was forced to use Method's version until I inhaled too close to it and nearly asphyxiated myself. Back to my version on the double! Pour 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol into a 32 oz spray bottle. Fill to the neck with warm water. Add six drops of Dawn blue dish liquid and 8-10 drops of essential oil to mask the alcohol odor if you like. I use eucalyptus oil for its antibacterial properties.
9. Ecard of the week:
10. How much do I adore this ring from Chloe + Isabel?
My friend Jen at That's What She Read is selling Chloe + Isabel jewelry, and I had to try this out for myself. It's beautiful, light, and comfortable. I actually love a lot of their stuff and have some other things on my wish list like these earrings and this bangle set. Some stuff on Jen's wish list:
I like my ring so much and want to help Jen build her business so I'm giving away a $25 credit to Jen's Chloe & Isabel shop as my thank you for reading November giveaway. I'll send Jen the cash via PayPal and one lucky winner can shop it up with that credit.
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I appreciate you reading and in a lot of cases sharing my blog. I love interacting with you.

I hope you're a winner and get some jewelry to snazz your jazz up for the holiday season. Mens, please enter and gift a lovely lady with some jewelry.

Toodleoo, mofos. Make Thursday your bitch. And come back tomorrow to bear witness to the airing of my November grievances.

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  1. I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so... so... EXCITED!!!!!

    I'm glad to hear you are making use of those extra 20 minutes. I fully expect you to save the world one of these mornings!

    Nina Dobrev = STUPID GIRL!

    Groovy giveaway!

  2. def the petite rhinestone bracelets!

    and nina dobrev is annoying. even on the show.

    Vodka and Soda

  3. Good job on getting up early a few days a week and the walking. This morning I had about 20 mins to myself to drink coffee and be on my Mac without one "MOM"...The 5 am club is looking even better...have a great day!

  4. I love the little bird stud earrings and the tri-tone open circle bangle set.

    I also don't understand the Julianne Hough thing either, her celeb status can't be strictly from Dancing with the Stars, did she sleep with someone uber-famous and now has incriminating photos??


  5. Good luck on your Wake Up Early challenge!

  6. Amber, I don't know. Seriously is the Dancing thing it? That is her claim to fame? So annoying.

  7. Seriously, Nina Dobrev might just steal the "dumbest woman in the world" award away from Lois Lane.

  8. I think I'm sleeping your 20 minutes... can't seem to get up in the morning without a battle lately!

    Don't know what jewelry I'd buy, but Christmas is looming large...

  9. Sarah she absolutely the dumbest woman in the world. I can't take her on the show either.

  10. Tear drop earrings

  11. I always thought Julianne Hough was one of the dancers from dancing with the stars! HA I never even knew she was an actress until the whole black face shenanigans went down.

  12. I saw JH in Safe Haven...ugh. The book was better (not great, but better).

    I would buy one of the silver/gold rings. My wedding band is white gold but I like wearing gold jewelry so I'm trying to get more two tone jewelry.

  13. I love the idea of 20 minutes in the morning to get stuff done! I just might do it too for 2 days a week! The 5 gallon bucket is genius, i don't care what anyone says! That ecard speaks the truth!

  14. Ian Sommerhalder should be Christian Grey- end of story. Love the ring.
    Paris Hilton annoyed me, the K's ugh ugh ugh- real housewives- ugh. I can take the little dancer over all of them.
    On Fox 29 Good Day just now- a breast cancer patient dancing prior to her surgery with all of the OR staff- very positive energy!
    Be positive, send it out! You will get it back!

    Love your MOMMA

  15. I'd get the Crystal Square Stud Earrings.

    The Tiny Heart

  16. i lvoe "add snazz to your jazz!! " and you are my fav. Can't wait to help someone pick out some bling!!

  17. I need some new arm candy right now. I love the petite baguette + chain bracelet as well as the knots + bolts wrap bracelet. Ahhh so much cute stuff!

    Nina is annoying in real life and on Vampire Diaries!

    I think if you woke up 20 minutes earlier three times a week you could probably take over the world! I don't think that would be a bad thing, either! SMD for president!

  18. Who would ever break up with Ian? Crazy girl! Now I kind of want to make a doomsday prepper bucket...

  19. Here's a big surprise (not): I love the crystal ring that you have and the teardrop earrings on your wishlist.

    Getting up 20 minutes earlier would have been a great idea today, but I overslept by about an hour. OK, an hour and a half.

    So excited for our weekend!

  20. Aww, I like Julianne Hough. At least her adorable hair anyway. Haha! Pretty ring you've got on!

  21. ugh i just don't want to get up early. jealous of you and gwen!! who likes Julianne hough?! ugh please. I need that crystal ring. so pretty.

  22. In my mind, Nina Dobrev is still the skanky boyfriend stealing single mom on Degrassi. And Drake is still Jimmy. Because I'm still a child. Whatever.
    My only doomsday plan is to go to my aunt's house in Ootsburg, Wisconsin. Yes, it's a real hick town of a place. But she has booze stockpiled and it's where they make ammunition, so no one is fucking with Ootsburg.

  23. Umm I think I want everything from Chloe & Isabel. I LOVE your ring! I like the crystal brulee ball earrings too.

    Enjoy your time with your friend this weekend!!

  24. Holy crap the pearl torsade and crystal necklace duo? I would plan my entire wedding look around that. I SAID WEDDING YOU HAVE TO LET ME WIN NOW.

    Also, Julianne Hough is ANNOYING. With cute hair. How dare she.

    20 minutes early? Hmmm. I might be able to swing that. Unless I actually make your egg muffins, then there is no need for me to wake up earlier ;-)

  25. how fun! I love Gwen. and I love that ring. Must be mine. haha y'all will have so much fun, can't wait to hear all about it.

  26. Love this giveaway! thank you for it! I love all of the jewelry .. I guess if I had to narrow it down I love the emerald stud earrings :)

  27. I'm so glad you're joining the challenge. It's hard but it's so worth it.

    I do not know who this Nina person is. I feel I should be happy about that.

    Have fun at your blogger girls' night! I have to wait until March for mine but that one involves air travel, moonshine, and cowboys so it's totally worth waiting for.

  28. You know Gwen???? She is the sweetest!!! You crazy ladies have so much fun!! I have been waking up 20 minutes late lately....FYI. :) Oh, and pick me!! Love this ring!!

  29. You and my hubs - come to my garage - they did some super sale over a year ago on freeze dried food, and hubs bought them out I feel. I was...well I still have no words for the purchase. But hey...if something happens to the world, we've got food!

    Awesome giveaway - totally going after the pave leather wrap bracelet!

  30. Oh! And if I won the giveaway I think I'd get the wish bone pendant necklace. Or the fox + feather. Such cute stuff! I could peruse the site for hours!

  31. yikesss. no love for julianne. i met her a few years ago when she was in her prime and killing it on dwts, she was a really sweet girl. i don't follow her much these days though.

  32. It's one of my very favorite things in the world to say "So Hit. Iiit."

    I'm a super early upper - I can give you a call every morning when I get up. You'll be an hour later than, 5:30 eastern time, Steph?

  33. I'd pick the Pavé Link Stack Ring it's pretty :)

  34. would buy the, BE MINE" STERLING NESTING RINGS!!! so cute

  35. i love the stack rings and the earrings and the wrap bracelet! oh boy i can't pick!

  36. i love the stack rings and the earrings and the wrap bracelet! oh boy i can't pick!

  37. Susan & Melaney, both great choices.

    Laura Saxty Fo - I cannot imagine receiving a 5:30 a.m. phone call without being jolted into crapping my pants.


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