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September 19, 2014


Apple released their newest iPhone today, the iPhone 6. I currently own an iPhone 5s. It's still in perfect physical condition. So, even though I'd love to have the latest and greatest iPhone, I can't justify spending the money to upgrade. And I really don't want to extend my current contract with C Spire. #CSpireSucks

Here are 6 things I'd rather buy than the iPhone 6:


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Katy Perry tickets

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series

Naked 2 Palette

sofa table

What would you rather buy than the iPhone 6?

September 18, 2014


Who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon? She's a great actress, a mom and southern. She's also extremely relatable and has an effortless sense of style. I love that she always looks put together, but never overdone. She chooses versatile staple pieces and great accessories. Even when she's dressed down, she still manages to look fabulous.

If I could raid any celebrity closet, I think it would be hers.

Tell me, who is your style icon?

September 17, 2014


Britney Spears is selling lingerie, y'all. The Intimate Britney Spears Collection is designed by Britney, in conjunction with CHANGE Lingerie, one of the world’s leading lingerie companies. The collection, inspired by romance and elegance, has everything a woman needs from bustiers and lingerie to night gowns and even sweats. Every woman will find designs that are both comfortable and affordable.

Britney's intimate collection was recently unveiled in New York City at the New York Public Library during Fashion Week. She had been dreaming of her own line since visiting a vintage lingerie boutique in Europe ten years ago. Britney, who was very involved in the design process, said it took two years to put this line together.

The feminine pieces range from $17 to $79 and are available online and in select boutiques worldwide.

Click here to find a store near you.

"I think it's important for us women to make that special time for ourselves, to feel sexy and make an
effort to light the candles and put on something really beautiful for ourselves." -- Britney Spears

September 11, 2014


First of all, I can't believe it's September. I, for one, am happy about it though. The anticipation of all things fall has me in one heck of a great mood. We're expecting rain followed by cooler temps. SO EXCITED, Y'ALL. SO EXCITED. I figured now was a good time to give you an update on my life.

I haven't been watching a lot of tv. I've been working, running around with the kids and trying to keep my house together. I've also been on a big reading kick. Books are good for my mental health, yo.

Big Brother // House of Cards

I've been listening to a lot of cheesy pop goodness. #NoShame

Rude, Magic!
Pitbull, Fireball
Don't, Ed Sheeran
Cool Kids, Echosmith
Anaconda, Nicki Minaj
Trumpets, Jason Derulo
Boom Clap, Charli XCX
Undressed, Kim Cesarion
Black Widow, Iggy Izalea
All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

One Pink Line was so good! It's the best book I've read in months. Never Knowing is also a really great crime thriller. You can keep up with what I'm reading and my reviews on Goodreads.

One Pink Line, Dina Silver
Six Summer Moon, S.M. Reine
Never Knowing, Chevy Stevens
Another Piece of My Heart, Jane Green

I am tired. I am stressed. I am over it.

a massage + a beach vacation

The last movie I saw in the theater was 22 Jump Street. I've been anticipating this one since I finished the book. I think Ben Affleck is going to make the perfect Nick.

Gone Girl in theaters next month

What are you currently up to?

September 02, 2014


Doctors started to take Joan Rivers out of her medically induced coma on Sunday. The process will probably take several days. Rivers, 81, has been in an induced coma since she stopped breathing during throat surgery last week. The family is asking for continued prayers and support during this difficult time.

A major celebrity phone hack occurred over the weekend. Nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, and others were leaked online. Some people are saying these ladies should know better. I think that's absurd. You take private photos with the notion that they'll stay private. I really hope they catch the asshole who did this.

Carrie Underwood is going to be a mama! She announced the news yesterday via Instagram. This will be the first child for Carrie and hockey hubby Mike Fisher. The couple married in 2010.

Actress Gabrielle Union and basketball player Dwayne Wade wed in Miami on Saturday. The bride wore a Dennis Basso gown. Wade proposed to Union in December after dating for four years. Gabrielle told Ellen DeGeneres back in February that her groom was handling most of the wedding planning. "This is his princess moment." How sweet!

Ashlee Simpson wed Evan Ross on Sunday at his mother's Connecticut estate. His mother is the one and only Diana Ross. Simpson was escorted down the aisle by her son Bronx. Sister Jessica served as matron of honor, and her children were the flower girl and ring bearer. Simpson was previously married to rocker Pete Wentz. This is the first marriage for Ross.

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy also got married over the weekend. The ceremony took place on Sunday in the ballroom of the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. The pair was surrounded by close friends and family. Donnie proposed back in April. I know my opinion has no bearing on their marriage, but I just love them together.

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