Monday, January 31, 2011

I love stuff. And I love this stuff so much I want share this stuff with you. You are welcome.

So I am completely, totally, head over heels hooked on the Style Lush. (Thanks, Caitlin.) Have you guys checked this site out yet? I'm addicted. It's basically a big blog of awesomeness, full of products and fashion and decorating ideas. I can hardly stand it I love it so much.
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And you know how one of your friends has something that you just love? And they are a butthole and won't tell you where they got it? I hate that. And I am so not like that. If you compliment me on something, I am most likely going to tell you: A) whether or not it was a gift, B) exactly where I got it if it wasn't a gift, and C) how much I paid for it.
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For example:
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Random Admirer: Ooooh April, I like your shirt!
Me: Thank you. Old Navy clearance rack, seven bucks.
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You see how that works? It's not hard to talk about your stuff. People welcome it. So share. Mmmmkay?
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So I think I'll take a moment to practice what I preach a little. I have some new favorite things and favorite places and favorite people. So let's talk about them, because I know they could be your favorite things or places or people, too. And if not, that's okay. But your taste is questionable.
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So let's start with food, wanna?
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My new favorite place in the entire world, and many of you are sick of hearing me talk about it, but oh well. Mellow Mushroom. Oh. Em. Jeezies. This pizza is so good it will make you want to slap your mama. My fave is the Buffalo Chicken, but I shared a piece of my friend Amy's Ceasar Pizza when we went there New Year's Eve and it was super yummy. Their fresh baked pretzels are also amazing and their beer selection is pretty extensive, which makes Uberman super happy. Even better, we have not had one teeny tiny moment of bad service there, EVER. So if you haven't been to Mellow Mushroom, what are you doing sitting here wasting time reading my blog? Get off your booty and go eat some pizza!
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Any of you who know me in person, know how much my mother in law spoils me. One of my most favorite things I own is the Toy Watch she gave me for Christmas last year.
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Love it! It is the greatest watch ever. Plus it looks super fancy. I wear it everywhere and with everything. I am so in love with my watch I want to marry it. But this year for Christmas she gave me one of these:
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It's a Fruitz watch by Phillip Stein. It's supposed to harmonize your biorythms and balance your chi and make your aura sparkle and stuff like that. I don't know if I believe that but I am all up for anything that gets me to calm the flip down and stop being such a spazz all the time. Whatever, it looks super cute on my wrist and I love the color! I'm not going to tell you how much this one cost because it's kinda ridonculous. But I ask you, can we really put a price on the importance of harmonizing your biorythms?? No. I don't think we can. It comes in a variety of different "fruitz," so get your own. The watermelon is mine. Capice?
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One of my most favorite new discoveries is courtesy of my girl Raia. (Who, by the way, totally turns 40 today so stop by her blog and tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY. But you have to say it like that, totally loud and all caps so she can hear you because she is old now.) She gave me a goody bag of fun stuff to keep at my desk when I got my new job, and one of the items was Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter.
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Dudes. I am so addicted to this little pot of yummyness that if I can't find it, I start to freak out a little. My cuticles and I are not friends, you know? They rebel against me and crack and peel and then I get this thing I call The Hamburger Thumb. My thumb will turn red like raw hamburger meat and the pain is unbearable. And it doesn't hurt that I pick at it until it bleeds and then I have to walk around with the Hello Kitty Band-Aid. Now, I put a tiny bit of this product on my cuticles and the tops of my hands and just rub it in. It smells like lemony heaven, and my hands look fab. No more Hamburger Thumb. Need I say more?
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When we went to Europe this fall, I needed a pair of shoes that would be comfy and cute, and not make me stand out like a stupid American tourist. No one wants to be that guy. Because it was late fall and COLD for this Arizona girl, I decided boots may be my best bet. I found these:
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They are Skechers Tone-Ups and I realize they look a little club foot, but they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn in my entire life. I walked a million miles all over Europe wearing these comfy boots and I felt like the streets were cushioned just for me. They kept me warm and looked cute with every pair of pants I brought. Two weeks ago I wore them all over Disneyland. I love, love, LOVE my boots.
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The past six months have resulted in the development of a coffee addiction. Which means I have been on the hunt for a travel mug that would keep my coffee hot and also look cute in my hand. Everything is an accessory, people. Everything. I found the Fill Drink Wash Repeat cup by Copco at the Wal-Mart for $4.00! I love it. Hot coffee and dishwasher safe. Holla! Oh, and also environmentally friendy. Don't accuse me of not being green, y'all. Mine looks just like the one below but the band is RED.
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So once I got the perfect cup to keep hot stuff hot, I figured I needed one to keep cold stuff cold. Makes sense, right? And you know how I love my daily Diet Coke. Can't function without it. Uberman's cousin the Teacher got me one of these little beauties for Christmas:
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It's a double insulated tumbler from Cost Plus World Market. On Black Friday they had a deal for purchasing a single cup for something ridiculous like $2. She picked up a red one for me and a clear one for herself. This cup is always on my desk at work keeping my cold refreshing berages cold and refreshing. Plus it doesn't sweat so BONUS!
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Another of my fabulous cousins in law recently started her own party planning business. Please go visit Serena at Rylie Boo Events and check out all her awesome ideas and recipes. We had a game night at her a house a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING. She went all out and the food was to die for. The girl has some mad skillz.
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I have tons more to share with you guys, but I don't want to overwhelm you with the fabulousness. Totally a word. So is fabulocity. I made them up and you can use them. You are welcome. Anyhoots. I think we will call it a day for now. Next week I will talk to you about my amazing Betsy Johnson bracelet and also we are going to pimp Stacey's Sassytoppers again. Because that's how we roll around here. We like to pimp.
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If you end up falling in love with any of the products I have listed here, please let me know, only because I am curious about how I am contributing positivity to your lives. I think it's because of the Fruitz watch. Yeah. This thing is working. Now I'm gonna go chill.
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6 comments:

Jessie said...

Sure would love to try Mellow Mushroom... :) Reschedule?

I also love your Watches, but I haven't seen the Fruitz one. Looks awesome.

Love Lush... awesome stuff.

Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing!

kristen s said...

Why the FREAK is there not a Mellow Mushroom in my neck of the woods?! I feel so cheated!

I, too, however, love the Lemony Flutter (I JUST got it the other day -- and it was sold to me by the most openly gay boy I've pretty much ever seen... he danced around the store proclaiming his love for it as well, so you KNOW it's good) AND you need to try the Sweet Lips if you haven't already. It's a vanilla/chocolate sugar scrub for your lips... it would totally make that Daniel Craig dude wanna make out with you. I mean, even more than he already does.

p.s. I want both of your watches -- Give them to me!

for a different kind of girl said...

I have the same 'keeps it hot' reusable coffee cup from Walgreen's and I love it, too! Ever since, I've been on the hunt for a perfect 'keeps it cold' reusable cup, and never have thought of trying World Market. It's going on my list!

Sue said...

Why did you do this to me? I HAVE to have the melon watch! Remember my 3Day team name? "60 Miles for our Melons" - now it's a moral imperative that I get that watch,

Andrea said...

She got some of the Sweet Lips in her goody bag too! :)

I am a LUSH addict and I totally copied my stylish BFF by bying the Toy Watch which I loved the minute I saw it on her. I will however pick a different fruit if I get the "kick the crazy out" watch. I promise! If I wear 10, does it work even better?

Ever since the day I met April, she has been my fashion inspiration. Everything is an accessory never meant anything to me until 1992!