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Hello? Anyone still around?

Excuse my absence. I’ve been sick and have now come to diagnose myself with bronchitis. Last week I felt like I was hit by a big rig; It was like I had the worlds worst hangover for an entire week. Do you know what worse than the worst hangover? The worst hangover without the fun the night before.This week it’s down to sniffles and coughing, but I could probably fill an ocean with the fluid rattling around in my lungs right now. It’s so nice not to have health insurance. I am counting down the days until this wedding of mine; health insurance by marriage!

I am so ready to be healthy again. I never thought I would say this, but I really miss working out and running! I have definitely been lying low, trying to rest up. Usually when I am sick, I keep going so I don’t get behind or miss anything, and then I end up sick for an enitre month. I’m trying hard this time to do it right, but time is really testing my patience!

In other news, if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen the other day that I did some extra work on a made for TV Christmas movie with Dean Cain. It’s probably the lowest form of work someone in LA can get, especially considering I was not paid for it. But believe you me when I say it was a dream come true. I have wanted to be in a made for TV Christmas movie my whole life. They are literally one of my favorite things in the world! I am cheese filled Christmas fiend and I was so in love with that day! The best thing is that I got called back to do more today! I am pretty sure there is a good chance my face might make it into the final edit for at least 1.5 seconds.

Is it Christmas yet?

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// Necklace: c/o Penh Lenh // Shirt: Brandy Melville // Pants: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Shoes: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange // Backpack: Claire’s // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters //

A few things: I look like a watermelon. It is evident that I do not iron my shirts. My necklace is awesome.

This necklace is from Penh Lenh Deisngs, meaning “whole” in the Cambodian language, Khmer, and what makes them so special, is that they are a handcrafted jewelry line that’s working with Cambodian women rescued from sex trafficking. I was really excited to receive a piece of this beautiful line, not only because I think the necklace is beautiful, but for the empowering message it stands for. Penh Lenh’s mission is to empower these young women to pursue their life goals through quality education, vocational training, and advanced career opportunities.

Please check out more from the Penh Lenh collection!

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Do you think this cliche pretend walking photo is bad enough to get my on GOMII would recommend not clicking that if you are an easily offended blogger. 

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Proof of my sickness. Also it may be the first picture anyone has published on their style blog of them mid cough. It’s kind of gross. You’re welcome.

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All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography.

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I know it’s Friday. I know this is not a Friday Favorites post. Truthfully, I am getting a bit bored with the Friday Favoites series. I always end up scrambling to put them together last minute, often times trying to come up with something to share as I am typing it. I may change the format of it, or scrap it all together, but I need a bit of a break from how I have been doing it.

I don’t mean to break your hearts (do you get the pun in my title now?), but I made you some donuts to make up for it. That’s right, eat your feelings. That’s how I cope with sadness too. And happiness.

I love to bake and I have always wanted to attempt homemade donuts, because sometimes you just need a donut, but don’t want to be embarassed and buy them in public alone, wearing boyfriend jeans and an oversized sweatshirt and jacket without a bra. Instead, you want to whip them up at home super quick while wearing boyfriend jeans, and an oversize sweatshirt without a bra, but no jacket because the frying oil is make you very warm.

Not that that is what I was wearing. It’s just an example.

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I usually bake from scratch but since I had some help from The Frosting Queens with their chocolate and vanilla all natural, ready to use frosting, I decided to take another shortcut and use Pillsbury Grands Homestyle biscuits. Just heat up about a half inch of oil in a pan and flip the biscuits when they are golden brown. It only takes a minute or so on each side.

And then I filled the donuts with frosting.

I said, “And then I filled the donuts with frosting.” I then proceeded to die a little with my first bite.

Super easy. Super quick. Super delicious.

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To be honest, I am very weary of store bought frosting. I always, always make my own, even if everything else is a short cut. The Frosting Queens ready to use frostings passed my test. And they are a local Sacramento company, so they get bonus points for that.

Be sure to check out The Frosting Queens and check out a few other bloggers HERE who tested out the frosting as well! FeelFreeToRepinMineSoICanWinAWholeFoodsGiftCard, KThanks.

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Also, I learned a lesson. When you steal your fiance’s camera, be sure to bring an extra battery or the battery charger because when the battery dies in the middle of a shoot and said fiance will not be in town for 4 more days, you will have to go buy a battery charger. And it will frustrate you. The holidays are not a time to be frustrated. But do you know how to cope with that frustration? That’s right, by eating a donut.

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I am on a roll! Three posts in three consecutive days. You guys. Insane. Don’t get used to it, not right away, anyway. I do have plans to post more often after the big move, so these last few days were just a preview.

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So, it’s time for some new frames. I’ve had my current frames for about two years now and my face is ready for a new accessory. Warby Parker must have known somehow, or just thought I had outdated frames, and were kind enough to send me some pairs to try out at home. If you haven’t heard of Warby Parker, then you probably live under a rock. And in that case, it’s a miracle that you found my little space on the internet, but welcome.

Warby Parker is an online perscription and non prescription eyewear retailer that actually sends you five frames of your choosing to try on at home, with no obligation to purchase. Check out Warby Parker here!

Here are the frames that I chose to try on at home. What do you think?

p.s. I apologize for the dark photos. They were taken indoors at night, which is obviously the best time and place to take photos, and most certainly did not have anything to do with me losing track of time and having to take these the night before I had to mail them back. Most certainly not.

2RooseveltRoosevelt Revolver Black Matte

3CrosbyCrosby Revolver Black

4BensonBenson Whiskey Tortoise

1CraneCrane Whiskey Tortoise

5WilkieWilkie Whiskey Tortoise

What do you think? Getting new frames is always an agonizing decision for me. It’s like picking out a new part of your face. Super important and super first world problems, I know. I am partial to any thick, black, rectangular frames (because of the wanna be hipster in me) so I am kind of loving Roosevelt and Crosby.

Thank you times a million to my Uncle for taking these for me!

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It definately does not feel like Friday. Maybe because we had New Years Day off and having a day off thrown into the middle of the week creates the illusion of a new week when you go back to work.

But I have got to say TGIF anyway because, damn this holiday season has taken it out of me. That, or I just prefer weekends over weekdays. Duh.

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  • Listen to this: Hunter Hayes. My 14 year old cousin schooled me the other day. For a split second, I thought this song was by The Wanted. Only because I heard the radio say “wanted”, so knowing she’s a One Direction fanatic, I asked her if she likes The Wanted. “This isn’t the Wanted! This is Hunter Hayes!” If I had waited one second to ask and listened to the song first, I would have known that too. Moral of the story, think before you speak. Especially to a teenager. Also, listen to Hunter Hayes if you like a good pop country fusion.
    • Read this: 10 Things Girls Always do in Movies and Never in Real Life. The first one on the list sucked me right in: Answering the phone without saying hello, and hanging it up without saying goodbye. That is my number one movie pet peeve. Shut up, you have movie pet peeves too. If you like the first list, check out reader submitted peeves (why the “pet” before the “peeve”?), here. One that is missing, and probably a tie for my number one, is not using toothpaste when brushing one’s teeth in movies. There is no way you have that bright white movie star smile without toothpaste.

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  • Watch this: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. This girl is awesome; I wish I was this brave. And awesome. And that I could dance. The only thing I wish was different about these videos is that they were 1) Longer, and 2) People reacted more and danced with her. Prudes.
  • Eat this: Grilled Eggplant with Herbed Quinoa. Since everyone is pretending to be healthy in the new year, I decided to feature a healthy recipe in place of the usual cupcake/cookie/brownie/diabetes trifecta that I usually share. This recipe combines two of my favorite foods: quinoa and eggplant. If Sara was my personal chef, I think I could die happy. Happy and healthy. Her blog is not called Sprouted Kitchen for nothing. Please don’t judge me for admitting that I may have produced some drool thinking about this dish topped with some feta cheese. Like, Homer Simpson style.

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  • Wear this: Firmoo. Firmoo is an online eyeglasses retailer. How is it possible to choose glasses online without even trying them on? Oh, it’s possible. With Firmoo, you can digitally try on every pair of glasses, read reviews of the frames, and browse through user submitted photos. Yes, that means that you can be sitting at home, in bed, in pajamas, munching on your favorite snacks, watching your favorite movie while simutaneousy reading the new issue of Glamour, trying on super cute and affordable frames. See how you can get a free pair here! Check out the pair Firmoo sent me!

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  • Blog love: Cocorosa. She’s practically Carrie Bradshaw. Can I even say that? Can there ever be another? There might be. It might be Chantal. I want to be her when I grow up.

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Friday fail!

Apparently something was really funny. This looks like a big belly laugh; a la Santa Claus.

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