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David and I went zip lining with Action Zipline Tours, in Big Bear, CA this last weekend.

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It was literally the scariest thing I have ever done and I’m not sure that I would it again, but it was really amazing, in hindsight. During the fact, I was terrifed, frozen in fear, speechless, and shaking the entire time. I’m really proud of myself for going through with it! This was David’s Christmas present from me, and I didn’t want to let him down. The tour guides knew how scared I was, and they were sure to let me know I had an out whenever the tower had stairs or a ladder or that I could ride connected to them, but I did it all by myself!

David, on the other hand, is a natural! He had no fear; he lept off backwards, spun around, and zipped around with no hands!

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Don’t let the phots fool you; I can’t help but be on for a camera!

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If you are interested in zip lining in Southern California, I would definitely recommend Action Zipline Tours! The instructors were very patient and understanding, and although I was scared for my life because of what was in my own head, I was completely confident in the guides and trusted every word they told me. They never made me feel silly for being scared and were encouraging the entire way.

This post is in no way sponsored, so you know it must be true!

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Happy Friday!

It has been nice to lay low these last could of days after the craziness of moving and starting a new job all at the same time. We celebrated my Mom’s birthday with a family dinner, home cooked by my brother, which is always a treat! I think I am still full from last night! The rest of my time home will be visiting with friends and family and then I am driving back down to LA solo.  I am aleady planning my next trip home for my cousin’s wedding in May!

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Enjoy what I have enjoyed this week!

  • Adding anothing branch to his degrees of separation, Kevin Bacon is finally getting into the bacon business with this short web film.
  • Whoever this was, I would like to be friends with him. C-SPAN should have let him finish; The Fresh Prince of C-Span, ladies and gentlemen.
  • I know you don’t want to admit it, but everyone has binged watched NetFlix, Hulu, HBO, what have you. Do you know there are rules to binge watching? It’s not as easy as it seems!
  • An acoustic version of any song is usually better than the original. Hozier’s acoustic version of “Take Me to Church” is soul wrenching.
  • I used to use abbreviations when I texted, i.e. “U”, “2”, etc. My husband (then boyfriend) once made a comment that he didn’t like it, and I immediately began spelling out every work in texts, and still do to this day. Once he claimed he doesn’t remember saying that, but I’ve kept it up, and typically use proper puncuation, as well. I will never stop the use of my emoticons, however! What kind of texter are you?
  • I assume everoyone has seen Gone Girl by now. If not, don’t click the following link. If you have, you know why I, and the FBI, will be forever creeped out by Rosamund Pike.
  • A man bought thousands of undeveloped negatives from the 1950’s-60’s from an unknown photographer. What he found is stunning. Vivian Maier had a beautiful eye for street photography and it’s so wonderful that her work is now able to be shared.
  • Unless you are new to the blog, you know about my Backstreet Boys obsession. I thought I had seen it all, but I was mistaken. This commercial for Outlooks at Bealls from 1993 is my favorite thing of all time!
  • I am not ashamed: I am a selfie addict. I am also not exactly in love with museums, but I do tolerate them because my husband loves them. I think the best compromise would be to visit the world’s first selfie museum. Yes! The art in this museum is made for you to literally be in it. I’m sorry, I may be super vain, but this sounds like so much fun!
  • Arguably the best segment from The Tonight Show, Lip Sync Battle, is coming to Spike TV! I consider myself a pretty good lip syncer, as I am sure many of my fellow communtors would back me up on, so I think this show may be added to my TV rotation.
  • I take most Yelp reviews with a grain of salt – they seem like they are typically written by irrationally angry people who are projecting, without leaving any constructive criticism. A play off Jimmy Kimmels Mean Tweets, these restaurant staff reading mean reviews on Yelp is actually pretty funny.
  • I will leave you to start your weekend with a strangely adorable chipmunk yawning and streching like a tiny little furry person.

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I will never not love a good denim on denim outfit! It is so perfect is so many ways.

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// Top: c/o Crossroads Trading Co // Boots, Purse, + Sunglasses: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Jeans: Just USA // Hat: Free People //

These jeans are hand me downs from my Aunt and I was skeptical at first, but I wear them multipe times a week. Would they be considered mom jeans? Maybe cool mom jeans because they’re distressed? Maybe tacky? Whatever they are, I’m a little bit obsessed and very glad her non-returnable online purchase did not work out for her!

Crossroads sent me my new favorite shirt for the Spring, too! I have so many outfits in mind for it. I swear, they know exactly what I’m looking for!

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I am headed for a quick trip home to Sacramento this week to see my mom for her birthday and to pick up a few things for our new apartment. With my new work schedule I won’t be able to visit as often, or for as long as I like, so I’ll be enjoying my time home while I can!

How’s your week treating you so far?

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I have not been able to say TGIF in a long time and mean it! When I worked at home, and on Saturdays (verrrryyyy early in the morning), I was more thankful for Saturday afternoon naps. This week, however, I am very much into thanking God that it’s Friday!

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This photo is from my latest ModCloth shoot. I will share more soon! Stolen from the wonderful Christina Emilie’s Instagram!
I wish all of you babes a beautiful weekend! Please enjoy what made me smile this week! Be forewarned, there are a few tear triggering videos in this listt; happy tears though! I am such a cry baby.
  • Derek Zoolander and Hansel crashed the Valentino runway during Paris Fashion Week and it was like no time had passed at all since 2001! We have to wait an year for the sequal, but this short backstage video may help tide you over.
  • I am perpetually stuck in the 90’s and agree with the fact that 1999 was the greatest year in music. This reads like an overview of my music library.
  • Kids really do say the darndest things! I wish I was this cool when I was little. I wish I was this cool now! I may have a bit more hope for our future now; this little lady has her priorities straight!
  • Dance like no one’s watching! If only we could all have as much fun at work as this flight attendant does.
  • I know old people freak some people out, but I love them and find them so endearing! They have so much knowledge, so much to share, and have loved like we only dream of.  A 70 year old love letter was found in the sleeve of a record, belonging to a WWII vet and made its way back to him. I had to pause this video a few times to cry so many happy, ugly tears.
  • Tom Hanks is really winning the Internets lately: First, he hangs out with his old pal Wilson. Then, he stars in no other than Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video. Now, he helps the Girl Scouts sell cookies.
  • This may have begun as an advertising gimmick, but the fact that everyone in this small town willingly took their time to take sign language lessons for a month to be able to speak to one hearing impaired man is pretty amazing.
  • I’m a bit behind, but who knew Kevin Spacey was such a great celebrity impressionist! Hilarious!
  •  I apologize for this next one; luckily, you probably still have your tissues handy! I cry at the drop of a hat even thinking about someone close to be passing, and I am so overwhelmed with grief watching this video. How sweet is it for her to get this little bit of help in her dark time.
  • I never went through the college phase of drinking heavily, but I have had my moments. I really resonate with this story of how this woman came out of a year without drinking. I don’t plan on giving it up, but I’m certain that I’ve reach my limits on blackout nights and wasting the next two days paying for it.
  • I am ending this Friday Favorites with a bit of a shameless non-self promotion: My brother’s bar  is nominated for Best Neighborhood Bar in Sacramento and it would mean the world to me if you took 3 seconds to give him a vote. You may not have been there, but you can trust me! Click here!

p.s. I just tried to show my husband the love letter video with the WWII Vet, and I broke down in tears before even pressing play. Seriously, if you’ll only click one link today, click that one.

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I don’t wear lipstick often, but when I do it’s BRIGHT. I thought this was a fun way to celebrate making it halfway through the week! Yay or nay? I hardly ever wear lipstick, but a swipe or two definitely helps to brighten up my face and although I can’t see it throughout the entire day, it helps to brightens up my day, too!

To continue on with our boring moving process storyline; we only have a few odds and ends left at the old place and are beginning to settle into the new apartment. The fun part comes next: Decorating! I have absolutely no expertise, or even experience, in decor or anything in the home realm, so the anticipation of how things will come together is very nerve-wracking. Don’t take this has a promise, but it would be a nice reason to begin to share more lifestyle and home content with you, documenting the journey!

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// Top: c/o Crossroads Trading Co // Jeans + Jacket + Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Boots + Hat: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co //

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We are halfway through the week, babes; don’t lose steam now!

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Cheers to the freaking weekend, am I right? This is my last weekend employeed with a work at home position, and bright and early Monday morning, I am re-joining my team at the office for that good ‘ol American 9-5 goodness. It will be tough to lose some freedom, but really nice to be in a new position, be around people everyday, and be challenged! It will also be a nice change to have a reason to be excited for a weekend!

I am starting a new job and moving into a new apartment the same day. Change has never been easy for me, so I am partially extremely anxious, at the same time as being excited and looking forward to it all. I am focusing on trying to trick myself into believing it is all excitement to stay positive and not end up freaking out.

Life is weird. Or, maybe it’s just me.

Also, I have only one weekend left to binge on Girls and get caught up.

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This is what entertained me this week. I hope it entertains you on this fine Friday.

  • There’s a debate of creepy vs awesome regarding the idea of organic burial pods. I think it’s awesome. Creepy is a decompsing body burried six feet under or burned to ashes flesh sitting on your mantel, not a beautiful tree that gives life to the world. Am I alone in this?
  • Don’t know how to make your outfit go from blah to, uh, less blah? Follow the third-piece rule. It’s essentially the equivalent of fashion’s “put a bird on it”.
  • There’s “fitspiration” and then there’s “thinspiration”. There is a fine line between encouraging people to be active and healthy and to telling people not to eat and to feel guilty for being lazy every once and a while. You’re human and do not need to live life accoding to a meme.
  • Buzzfeed just understands me. They just know how hard it is to be a girl. Here are just some of those times.
  • Why can’t we all be comfortable enough to just say what we want to say?
  • Living in LA makes me very curious to know what it feels like to be a celebrity. This guy was awesome enough to pretend with a fake Oscar. It really goes to show how obsessed we are with just the idea of celebrity!
  • Kelly Clarkson + Jimmy Fallon + The History of Duets’ = something you should watch nowKelly is just the cutest thing ever.
  • It takes money to make money. Except when you have access to free resources to take advantage of. You know using this now grants me a 10% finder’s fee.
  • Sometimes the idiots of this world need to be called out. Sometimes the best way to do it is anonymously. I enjoy these missed connections for a-holes more than the love missed connections. My favorite is the last one.
  • Speaking of idiots, more specifically assholes; shaming someone because of their apperance, or because of anything you don’t like about them, is a dick move. Luckily, for each asshole in this world, there is a wonderful, loving person. I am just hoping I can find my way into this dance party with the #DancingMan Sean.
  • This makes me want to have a tiny house attached to a truck and travel the country. Follow the coolest people at Tiny House, Giant JourneyThis is the cutest replacement for an RV ever in existance. I need to be more adventurous. But, like with baby steps. Like being excited to move into a newer, cleaner, way better apartment than being completely anxious about it.
  • I will leave you with the coolest photo of the week of a weasel hitching a ride with a woodpecker. Nevermind that the story behind the photo is that the weasal was attempting to eat the woodpecker.

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Minutes after these photos were taken, it started hailing! We had just finished taking two car loads over to the new apartment and were leaving when we had to run through the rain and hail. There is something magical about a clear, blue sky closing up for a downpour! Luckily, we had plans for brunch and catching up on Saturday Night Live for the rest of the afternoon. I am so in love with rainy days.

Speaking of being in love, I might be the only one, but I am in love with this shaggy carpet of a jacket. True story, I did refer to this jacket to explain what kind of area rug I would love to have in our new bedroom.

Our moving process is coming along, slowly but surely. We have almost three weeks of overlap on the two apartments, which my bank account is hating rent wise, but is actually really great regarding the physical moving. We are doing it alone, because let’s be honest, no one wants to help their friends move and we would like to stay within the good graces of our small, but amazing, group of friends. So little by little, we have been carrying boxes and bags down two flights of stairs and filling up our cars for the one mile drive over to the new apartment. We are hoping to be completely moved in at the end of next weekend. Then the dreaded unpacking begins!

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// Top: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Coat: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange // Jeans: Urban Outfitters // Hat: Free People //

So I am going to take advantage of this cooler weather here in LA and go find as many outfits as possible to add this coat too. The more people question my sanity when they see me wear it, the deeper in love I fall!

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