Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Recommendations


Skimmers, recommendations are in bold. Anything underlined is a link you can click on. Clickity click clack mofos.

Aside from me, this month you get recs from Iva at Awesomely Oz and Liz from The Fitness Blondie.  Links to their social media accounts are under their recommendations. I hope you check them out and follow them all the ways or one of the ways. Go forth and enjoy!

1.  Strong Rum Cake - because innocently intoxicating peers at work is a beautiful things.  Especially those who really need the assistance. 

2.  Wray and Nephews Overproof Rum - because you can’t make a strong rum cake without strong rum.  There’s nothing more beautiful than 126 proof rum – don’t light flames near it though. 
3. Kittens- because new family additions are always welcome.

4. This short ribs recipe - because there’s no better birthday present for your lover than throwing it down in the kitchen. He’s welcome.

5. Being off call - I’ve been bitchy all week because I’ve been on call all week and with that comes 3AMalerts that I’m obligated to respond to whether I know what I’m doing or not. There’s no better orgasmic feeling than “handing over” the responsibility of an entire network to the next poor sap in line and then having a piece of rum cake to seal the deal.  Work phone - CHECK!
Iva's rum cake and new kitty!


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1. Old Navy Jeggings - Believe me, I never thought I'd be shilling jeggings on this blog either. But they're comfortable, they're warm, they're cheap, they look good, and they wash well. And when I wear them my privates are covered because leggings are not pants. Thanks to Kathy for showing me the way to them. I now own three pair.
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2. Ebates (this is a referral link) - if you shop online and you don't use Ebates, sign up today. You make money for spending it. No other agenda. Sometimes it's $.05 and sometimes it's $6.06, but either way it's more than $0. 


3. The Affair on Showtime - A really interesting portrait of perspective, plus some of my favorites from The Wire and Pacey Witter all grown up and super hot as always.

4. Vitamin E under eye cream from The Body Shop - This feels so luxuriantly moisturizing for the price. Regularly $18, I got it on sale for $10. Holler. My skin drinks it in. Score another A+ for the Vitamin E line at The Body Shop. Vitamin E body butter has been life changing for me. I'm not exaggerating.
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5. Be grateful every day. November is almost upon us. Everyone will bust out a daily grateful and I think that's great. I recommend you are grateful for something the other 335 days a year also.

Thanks Iva & Liz! Check them both out when you get a chance. 

What about you? What do you recommend this month?

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38 comments:

  1. I have not seen a lot of tunics yet, I need more so I can wear jeggings!! My office is so cold they would come in handy. Checking out that eye cream, I need some for this old face of mine! ;)

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  2. The Vitamin E cream looks great. I use Origins Ginzing and love it. But maybe this is a good one to swap out to mix things up a bit. And you're so right about the gratitude...there is something to be grateful for every day, not just in November.

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  3. I'm going to have to invest in some under eye cream. I am way too young to be looking as tired as I do all the time. I'll give that vitamin E a shot!

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  4. Oh, I made a major discovery about "jeggings"! Most I don't care for, but the "jeggings" at American Eagle are jeans. They're a tad bit stretchier, and the fabric might be a tiny bit thinner, but they're still jeans. And they cost about half the price!

    How does the "cash back" work for ebates? Do they send it to you, or is it a credit for future purchases?

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  5. You are the best of the best of the best.

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  6. I need ribs. and I want to start on the Affair!!! Looks so bad and so good!

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  7. i have yet to try on a pair of jeggings but i have so many leggings i need to try the old navy one. i also need to get on ebates asap.

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  8. That rib recipe sounds amazing!! And ebates - thank god for getting paid to shop online!

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  9. I so need to try that rip recipe. Sounds so good.

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  10. RUM. All the rum. Iva, you're a genius.

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  11. My mom lives and breathes by ebates!! I have an account but rarely shop online so it hasn't proven useful for me yet haha

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  12. Okay so I'm behind on The Affair (just watched the 2nd episode last night) but I still really like it. The perspective is cool, plus I assume a lot of time has passed since the events happened (since the cop mentioned buying his second book) so memories fade. I'm wondering how they'll sustain it, or if they'll try, but I'm definitely into it. Also, ebates is amazing, except when your significant other wants to buy presents and the ebates is linked to your email so you see where he shopped. He set up a second account but you're only supposed to have one per household so our money got held in ebates purgatory til we combined them. There needs to be a secret shopping button or something!

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  13. Vitamin E under eye cream - NEED must BUY.. NOW!!!

    IVA - Rum - yes, girl.... RUM!

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  14. Old Navy jeggings are the bomb. I also own three, but one pair did not wash well at all and is now all stretched out and weird. But they're cheap, so I'll probably just get another pair. I need to try that eye cream- thanks for the rec!

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  15. I'm so glad you pointed out that leggings are not pants. Score another for team Leggings Aren't Pants.

    I LOVE EBATES. On the very rare occasion I forget to use them before I place an order online, I'm kicking myself all day. I don't understand not using them - so easy and why wouldn't you want some of your money back?

    I think I might check out that under eye cream. I've been researching to try and find a good one but haven't yet. It's hard when everything must be ordered online, so I can't test it before I buy it.

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  16. Completely unrelated to all the links.... you look gorgeous in this picture!

    Michael @ CrazyTragic{almost}Magic

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  17. that wray and nephew rum is LEGIT. as in that shizz is so strong and works so well that we use it in our house for medicinal purposes. got hives or a motherclucking mosquito bite? put some rum on it. got a cancker sore? dip a qTip in and place directly on the canker sore. hurts like a mofo but it'll close that shizz up in no time. fever? rub some of the rum on your back. got a stuffy nose? sniff some of that shizz.

    also - jeggings are ruling my life. and ebates. i now order all my shizz via ebates because i want my money to also work for me.

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    1. Lmao I'll remember that next time I got a mosquito bite because those fockers mess with me big time.. and yes it is legit for real. My Jamaican coworker recommended it so I know it's good - if it's backed by Jamaicans, ish is REAL! :)

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  18. oh man the grateful thing kinda drives me bonkers, but i dont celebrate thanksgiving so maybe thats why. i mean, i go to my MILs place now i live in the US but I am pretty grateful all year round, I think anyway ;) I definitely want me some old navy jeggings now, leggings are not pants indeed. i do wear leggings as pants but then i make sure my shit is covered.. cause no one wants to see that. also i want to use ebates but i use skymiles shopping and swagbucks and i wish i could use all 3 at once.

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  19. Lol at strong rum cake for your uptight coworkers. And definitely recommend everyone sign up for Ebates if you do a lot of online shopping. You really don't want to miss out on practically free money and rewards.

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  20. OMG I was just looking at the eye cream yesterday when I went to order my body butter and totally put it in my cart too! Score!!!!

    I am going to have to look into these jeggings that you speak of. I am highly intrigued since you said you have three pairs. That awesome? They have to be!

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  21. I am addicted to Old Navy Rockstar jeans but hand NO idea they have PULL ON jeggings?!?! These look amazing. I will be getting myself to ON this weekend to try some!

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  22. I love Ebates! Sometimes I forget to use it though. Ugh. But I try to always go there first.

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  23. Yes ti the ON jeggings!! Love them too, but I still love my leggings just as much! ha! And I really need to get on with the eBates siutuation!

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  24. I always think leggings/jeggings sound like a good idea, then I discover none of my shirts are long enough. Oh, the woes of the tall girl. At least having leggings and skinny jeans stop at your ankle bone is in style now... since that's how all my pants fit anyway!

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  25. I want some Old Navy jeggings, but they never have talls in stock. Boo. I'm adding that under eye cream to my wish list! Man, I wish I had Showtime.

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  26. So true about being grateful. Everyone puts a million and one things they are grateful for over a period of a few days in November but life is always so much better when gratitude spreads out the rest of the year.

    I have not jumped on board with jeggings yet but at least they would fit where skinny jeans won't fit me.

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  27. Amen to being off call! That shit is STRESSFUL. I'm on edge the entire time I have our on call phone... even if it hasn't rang for 2 days - it's like a damn GAME waiting for it to ring!

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    1. Heck yes - F that BS! It's an evil game haha - you hope and pray and pull your hair out!

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  28. When I interviewed for my job however long ago I was like......so what's the call schedule.....wait none? Can I start tomorrow? I haven't tried Old Navy's jeggings yet! Thanks for the heads up!

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  29. I haven't been to The Body Shop in like. . . a decade! But I'm always looking for a good product for under the eyes (I ain't getting any younger) so I'll have to check this out!

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  30. I still need to get Showtime added to my cable so I can watch The Affair. And I have yet to try the jeggings. Now that you and Kathy have both sung their praises, it might need to happen sooner.

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  31. I told Tyson yesterday I need Jeggings and he looked at me like I had horns growing out of my head or something.

    Would they look good with tall boots?

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  32. I wear leggings to work too but I have no shame. I seriously do not care - I usually wear a top or sweater that covers the arse so there's less emphasis on them but they're comfy and that makes me happy. Jeggings are my ish though - I bought two from Target and I'm happy with that, I'll check these out from Old Navy because a girl can never have too many jeggings! :) Have a great one Steph and thanks for the opportunity to be featured here! Take Care -Iva

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  33. I will look into these jeggings...

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  34. I just started watching The Affair. I'm on episode 3 and might be a little obsessed.

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