Lately… & A Giveaway Winner

July 24, 2012 · 26 comments

First things first: Congratulations to Jennifer, the winner of the Xagave Premium Agave Sweetener! Just you wait… I’m so excited for you! Please e-mail me your mailing address so I can send it on to the great people at Xagave.

After seeing Brave when it came out in theaters, have a sudden obsession with bows and arrows. I really, really want one. Call it Brave’s fault, attribute it to The Hunger Games, or chalk it up to watching Sean on the Bachelorette demolish the archery section of the Highland Games… I want to be the new age Katniss. Badly.


My Dad has a badass compound bow. I wanted in on those activities, so he brought it over to my house.

Unfortunately, the compound bow is a little two hardcore for even my buff, muscles-of-steel arms. I need to mosey my way over to a sporting goods store and just get a bow. Just you guys wait.

2. I’m obsessed with my new Urban Outfitters purchases. I could live in the “apartment” section of their website. And before you tell me it’s not possible to live in a website, take a looksee:

And the accessory department.

Urban. Obsessed.

Also, since I’m off work for July (God help me.. there’s only 7 days left in this month), I’ve had time to do some painting again. I took my old ugly black frame and jazzed it up with some ivory and gold dry brushing.

And now my living room is a little more cohesive. I’m currently on the prowl for a new inexpensive flat screen.

And, um… did the first episode of Bachelor Pad completely underwhelm everyone else? Gross. The trashy show just took it to a whole new level, and I can’t say I’m a fan.

And can we talk about this creepy slow-smile Kalon moment? I’m going to have nightmares. Actual nightmares, people.

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1 Hayley @ Running Down the Runway July 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I was so tempted to order that watch! Did the strap break at all? That was my onlyyy hesitation from reviews- otherwise its adorable!
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2 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

no broken strap for me, but I’ve only worn it a handful of times thus far.

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3 @pluvk July 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Great photo college! I love things like that… this post is inspiring me to go decorate my walls! And shoot a bow and arrow. ;-)

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4 Kaitlyn @ Chocolate Running Shoes July 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

omg….I hate Bachelor Pad. It makes me sad. Poor Chris Harrison.
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5 Taylor July 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Most days I wish I could just whip out a bow just for the heck of it. Is that watch from urban? It’s very cute!

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6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Haha I’ve never watched bachelor pad, I might have to check it out to see that creepy smile… lol or not.
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7 Emily July 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

How do you feel about Eeyore (Jaclyn) being back? I hope to God Jamie doesn’t get all awkward again… and Blakey still annoys me. Why do I do this to myself? lol

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8 Emily July 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Blakley*

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9 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

OMG, I’m so glad you remembered Eeyore. Hahaha… Yeah, I am not a huge fan of hers and I think her little “I’m a villain” act is pretty lame. Two thumbs down for both her and freaky scary Blakely.

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10 Yellow Haired Girl July 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

That Kalon smile KILLED me. I couldn’t handle it. Whyyyy did he have to be in his underwear for that?!

Love that watch girl!
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11 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile July 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

hahahha I seriously died at Kalon’s creepy smile… he’s too much.
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12 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats July 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Ugh Bachelor Pad sucked big time :(

Let’s be honest though, I’ll probably still watch it…
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13 Liz @ Southern Charm July 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I 100% agree about the Bachelor Pad.
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14 Rachel July 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

CUTE watch!!! I love urban outfitters I found such a nice bag there on sale this past winter :)
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15 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I haven’t ever watched Bachelorpad and I’m not sure I can get behind it. It seems like too much drama for me and I’m not interested. And Kalon…gag!
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16 Annie @ What's Annie Making? July 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Oh Gilly!!! One of my all time have SNL skits. And totally agree about the Bachelor Pad. After last night I don’t have much desire to watch that one anymore.
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17 Lisa July 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

THE SMILE!!! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one creeped out. I was alone while watching it and I yelled out “ew” when I saw it because it was quite disturbing. Was he trying to be evil? Ick, nightmares for sure. The whole show looks like its going downhill. I was pretty upset by the fact. I guess it can only get better now, right
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18 Alysha @Shesontherun July 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I loved layered bracelets – and I think I need an “A” watch too!
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19 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I absolutely LOVE Urban Outfitters too… It’s a good thing that place is a drive from where we live otherwise I’d be in huuuge trouble. I love your new purchases!

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20 Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola July 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Haha until you mentioned it, I didn’t really how trendy bows were these days! And ohh I clearly need to meander over to the urban website because that watch is adorable! I haven’t see Bachelor Pad yet but I feel like it’s always a mess- all the drama just doesn’t interest me!
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21 Angela July 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I absolutely love the “A” watch! I’m tempted to get one. I recently discovered Urban Outfitters’ apartment line, thanks to Pinterest. I’m in trouble…

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22 Alyssa Hickey July 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Had Bachelor PAD playing in the background last night, and looked up just in time to watch Kalon n the mirror and his serial killer smile SERIOUSLY straight from a horror film, and what about the twins openly admitting to their sex scheme?

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23 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

they disgusted me.. the whole thing was a trashy mess.

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24 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

As much as I love the Bachelor and Bachelorette, I don’t think I’ll be watching Bachelor Pad. It’s really not even entertaining!
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25 Charissa July 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Love the arm candy – too cute!
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26 Amber K July 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I love that photo collage! I keep meaning to make one with pictures of my nieces and nephews, but I keep putting it off for some reason.
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