8 Things

1) I slept in today!¬†I didn’t wake up until 7:32 am! I usually can’t really sleep well past 5 am because I have my kitten running all over the bed meowing and clawing at my hair and face (it’s just lovely, I swear haha), plus I have the sun just beaming into my room from the den… I still refuse to close the door when I sleep, however, because I don’t want to NOT sleep with my kittys…. Ya I know, I’m a freak. ūüėČ

2) In conjunction with point #1 relating to the A.M., I got this amazing lil egg guy:¬†It keeps your egg in a perfect little circle so that you can easily slide it on breakfast sandwiches, which is perfect for me, because although they are always delicious, my sammies usually look pretty messy. It works great, and I got it for $1.99 at Marshall’s :]

$2 for a cute, nifty, and easy-clean kitchen utensil. love it :]

$2 for a cute, nifty, and easy-clean kitchen utensil. love it :]

3) Dishes:¬†I am starting to despise them. Every time I wash them (we don’t have a working dishwasher, and even if we did, I’ve never used one before, my dish washer has always been my own 2 hands) they just end up piling up super high and gross over the next week. I don’t know how it happens so fast! I know I should be washing them everyday but I just let it get so bad that I then try to stay away for so long it makes it soooo much worse. Right now I think I’m almost past the 2 week mark of some of those dishes sitting in there. GROSSSSSS, I know, I know, but every time I get up to do them, I just dread it so much I make an excuse and do something else…. oooops. Today, I MUST do them. It shall be my goal.

4) “Your” & “You’re”:¬†I STILL cannot understand what people confuse about those two COMPLETELY different words. One means YOUR and one means YOU ARE. Totally different meanings people. I’m sure I have made a typo or two with these words before, I’m not saying I’m perfect in any means, but when I see the same people online and even in print ad’s and news articles, I’m like COME ON AMERICA! You’re better than that! Learn to use these words correctly, for the sake of Mary’s sanity please! (Yes, sometimes I like to refer to myself in the 3rd person. It’s fun haha)


one of my fav scenes from Friends… Thanks Ross, you tell ’em!

5) and now that I was on a rant anyway… I absolutely DESPISE when I’m scrolling through Twitter or the Book of Face and read something to liking of, “I’m sooooo bored, omgggg seriously like soooo bored”.¬†ARE YOU SERIOUS??? How can you POSSIBLY be bored while living on this planet Earth?? There are LITERALLY trillions of things you can do with your time/life. I, myself have been unemployed now for over a week so I am NOT bringing down those with no jobs, however, if you ARE always tweeting that you’re bored at noon on a Wednesday, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO GET YOURSELF A DAMN JOB! And if you have one with irregular hours, why aren’t you sleeping? Or eating? Reading? Playing video games? Watching TV/Movie? Going outside?¬†Volunteering? Cleaning/organizing? Watching hours of mindless YouTube videos…? I don’t care, just STOP saying you’re bored when you’re¬†privileged¬†enough to obviously have a computer and/or iPhone, you probably have hundreds of “toys” at your disposable. There are thousands of other people in the world (including CHILDREN) starving, alone, living in grass huts, etc., and YOU wanna tell ME that YOU’RE bored with your life? Go help out someone in need! ………. Alright, sorry for my rant, it just had to be said. Back to happy thoughts! haha :]

6) “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You” :¬†A couple weeks back, a co-worker sent this to me as I was going through a little hard time with things on the¬†work front, and this adorable and motivational lil video¬†absolutely¬†MADE MY DAY! The next day, a different co-worker was having a terrible day… I sent this to her, and BOOM! there was a smile back on her face. The kid is so cute, his voice makes me smile, and everything he says….. actually makes sense. If you haven’t seen it before, WATCH IT RIGHT NOW. I promise it will be the best 3 minutes and 28 seconds of your day :]

7) Chicago Blackhawks, baby!¬†We’ve won 19 straight regulation games in a row. We’ve made history! It’s just so exciting, there’s something about the spirit of the Blackhawks that just keeps people SO excited to watch game after game. We play the Blues tonight at 7 on the road, so hopefully they can pull out another win!!!! Let’s go #4!!! (My boy, Niklas Hjalmarsson!!!)

8) Watermelon.¬†Yes, I know it is not summertime, but this morning I woke up with the most crazy craving for watermelon. I was thinking about all the things I would do to have a huge, cold bowl of perfectly chopped watermelon right in front of me. I would absolutely devour the entire thing. I know you CAN buy watermelons right now, but would it even be worth it? There’s a fresh market right up the street, but I don’t want to buy a watermelon, get all excited chopping it up, only to realize it’s not nearly as good as what I was expecting. Hmm…… at least a picture will hold me over until I make my final¬†decision. ūüėČ

this SCREAMS summer to me! i want the sun and the beach and the watermelon right MEOW!

this SCREAMS summer to me! i want the sun and the beach and the watermelon right MEOW!

Off to start washing the dishes!…. or maybe I should shower first…. haha anything to get away from them!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

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VS Swim 2013 + Express Spring Collection WANTS!

Sooo normally when I get any kind of¬†catalogue¬†they are quickly tossed in the trash. This wasn’t always the case, as when I was a little girl I thought they were as cool as magazines so I would look through those Limited Too & American Girl catalogues over and over until I memorized all the pages basically… yeah, I was a freak. (Was?…) Anyway, now when I get VS or Express catalogues I feel that same pull that I felt for my little girl catalogues. I love the simplicity of Express’s ads and ummmm I always love looking through a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, those ladies are so perfect & motivational to me!
I want the following items, please & thank you :]

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don't know why, but i love this mismatchy bikini!

don’t know why, but i love this mismatchy bikini!

LOVE this necklace like this.

LOVE this necklace like this.

wish i could pull this off

wish i could pull this off

 

everyone looks this good working out, right?

everyone looks this good working out, right?

this picture makes me so happy. everything about it. need that bookbag too.

this picture makes me so happy. everything about it. need that bookbag too.

cute && comfy

cute && comfy

 

onto the Express items!

onto the Express items!

this screams my name!

this screams my name!

love [bright]  dresses

love [bright] dresses

TIGER!! meow meow

TIGER!! meow meow

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so simple & cute

so simple & cute

love these pants!!!!

love these pants!!!!

supa cute... plus Bears colors! :]

supa cute… plus Bears colors! :]

the rainbow effect makes me smile :]

the rainbow effect makes me smile :]

 

I have an Express giftcard just burning a hole in my pocket, waiting to be spent, and since they always have those great get $50 off deals, I will be getting lots of goodies for a little chunk of change out of my own pocket! Yayyyy :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

EW + a Little Shopping

Just a few quick tidbits from this week’s Entertainment Weekly, and then my fun new items I bought shopping this weekend. Haven’t really been shopping in a while, and I even stopped shopping online for almost a good 2 weeks. And for me, that’s crazy awesome because I usually purchase at least like, one Groupon a day and constantly checking out other sales and such online. Now that I had quit my job, however, things have changed & I’m trying to be more¬†frugal¬†(which really isn’t that hard for me because I already have so much, I don’t need anymore crap in our house!)………. but, there IS always room for more…. or so I tell myself :]

‚Äʬ†Entertainment Weekly ‚Äʬ†March 1, 2013 ‚ÄĘ #1248

EW 3/1/2013

EW 3/1/2013

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this lil guy is sooo adorable, his video is amazing and inspirational!

this lil guy is sooo adorable, his video is amazing and inspirational!

obsessed. envy her beauty!!

obsessed. envy her beauty!!

can't wait to finally be able to see this!

can’t wait to finally be able to see this!

i am quite intrigued by this flavor of vodka. have to try it

i am quite intrigued by this flavor of vodka. have to try it

Aaaaaand now for the few things I got this weekend that make me smile :]

First, from Sephora:

4 piece flawless complexion set

4 piece flawless complexion set

comes with all this goodness!

comes with all this goodness!

retail: $30.00

retail: $30.00

LOVE benefit's packaging, always.

LOVE benefit’s packaging, always.

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the only black eyeliner i ever use. for years, this is what i have been wearing on my eyes.

the only black eyeliner i ever use. for years, this is what i have been wearing on my eyes.

retail: $19.00

retail: $19.00

gonna test these vs. brush for the new cover up set. retail $5.00

gonna test these vs. brush for the new cover up set. retail $5.00

Next, from Payless Shoes: I just had to get these for a couple reasons. A) I just threw away my shorter heeled, pointy toed black pair of shoes the other day with the intention of buying a new pair, B) not only were these on sale, but they were from Payless, so they were cheap and I thought I would be paying a lot more for a pair, C) everybody needs a favorite pair of black heels that can go with just about everything and now I found my favorite ones :]

retail: $32.99 / sale price: $24.99

retail: $32.99 / sale price: $24.99

was trying to snap a pic of the shoes but Aria would not leave it alone!

was trying to snap a pic of the shoes but Aria would not leave it alone!

shiny, black, semi-pointed, 3.75" heel

shiny, black, semi-pointed, 3.75″ heel

And finally, from Marshall’s: I needed new special color treated shampoo & conditioner, so these were perfect! Half price & I love the packaging! The brush was needed as well because I have been using the same brush that is in 2 pieces that I constantly have to glue back together…. for the past 4 years! The beautiful blue color of this new brush didn’t hurt either :]

retail: $16 / price: $7.99

retail: $16 / price: $7.99

it was only $5!!!

it was only $5!!!

All in all I got some awesome deals & can’t wait to start using the awesome Benefit makeup set :]
Shopping always makes me so happpppppyyyyyy!!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

A Few Of My Favorite Things…

Yesterday before the Blackhawks game I got to do some lovely shopping and have a delicious lunch at one of my all-time favorite restaurants! It was such a perfect day; I bought a few cute items (to be showcased in a post to come), had some seriously amazing food, and sat in the 8th row at the Chicago Blackhawks game! It was SUCH a blast, definitely a fabulous Sunday :]

SITTING 8TH ROW!!!!! :]

SITTING 8TH ROW!!!!! :]

Rewind to the beginning of the day…. —– >>

I want a polish collection looking like this.

I want a polish collection looking like this.

these books looked fun... and well needed by me.

these books looked fun… and well needed by me.

this display looked awesome to me.

this display looked awesome to me.

we found some Blackhawks banners!!

we found some Blackhawks banners!!

We went to RA Sushi for lunch!!! My favorite! Had to try the Blushing Geisha!

We went to RA Sushi for lunch!!! My favorite! Had to try the Blushing Geisha!

drinks were fabulous!!

drinks were fabulous!!

the delicious Pineapple Cheese Wantons #nomnomnom

the delicious Pineapple Cheese Wantons #nomnomnom

my favorite roll: Pacific Roll :] contains all of my favorite elements: tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, salsa, cucumber, just to name a few!

my favorite roll: Pacific Roll :] contains all of my favorite elements: tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, salsa, cucumber, just to name a few!

Viva Las Vegas Roll of course... one of their tastiest rolls!

Viva Las Vegas Roll of course… one of their tastiest rolls!

Jordan & I at the Hawks game :]

Jordan & I at the Hawks game :]

i wore mismatched chucks for the Hawks

i wore mismatched chucks for the Hawks

we were so close!

we were so close!

all up & personal!

all up & personal!

Niklas' interview.... my favorite of course!!!! GO #4!

Niklas’ interview…. my favorite of course!!!! GO #4!

loved being so close to the action.

loved being so close to the action.

the delicious dinner I had post-game from Freddie's: Atomic Fries. Filled with favorites like bacon, sour cream, & jalapenos.

the delicious dinner I had post-game from Freddie’s: Atomic Fries. Filled with favorites like bacon, sour cream, & jalapenos.

Last but not least, today my awesome kitty water fountain finally came in the mail that we ordered from Groupon!!! It is so fantastic, the kittys love it already!

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and also this awesome picture I took of the Sears (Willis, whatever) Tower:

makes me smile & love Chicago

makes me smile & love Chicago

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Goooooooood morning!

Today is going to be an absolutely FABULOUS day.
My friend Jordan is coming in from out of town, and tonight we are sitting 8th row at the Blackhawks game!!! I have never been that close to my favorite players before! I could not be more excited! We’ll probably venture in the city during the day, grab some yummy lunch, people watch, all my favs :]

On a side note, I dyed my hurr back to red. Not my usual #56, Sangria, MEDIUM REDDISH BROWN, nope, not this time. Michael dared me to try #66, True Red, so I went for it.

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In the sun, it’s RED. like RED RED RED fire engine. I absolutely love it! So glad I took the chance on a different color, because I’ve seriously used that same Sangria color for almost 4 years, couldn’t tell you how many boxes I go through of that stuff (plus I have to buy 2 boxes because my hair is always so long). I didn’t really think it looked that bright because indoors it’s actually pretty dark, not too much unlike my old color (although you could STILL tell the difference), so I compared it to Aria’s dark fur color and was like OH WOW.¬†Definitely more red than dark.

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And on one more random side note, my great uncle Ed (God rest his newly departed soul) looked just like Jim Halpert as a young boy. As we were going though all the photos of our Great Uncle Ed, I couldn’t help but notice the¬†resemblance. He looks so cute :]

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Look at the resemblance:

Uncle Ed: Jim

I stare at Jim Halpert (actor John Krasinski) almost everyday because Michael got me obsessed with The Office. We literally watch it everyday if there’s nothing else on, fall asleep to it, have it playing in the background, you get the picture. One of my all time favorite shows :] Which also made me start to watch Parks & Rec, which is another one I am now¬†obsessed¬†with, the most recent ep made me cry it was so adorable :] I heart Leslie Knope (not as much as I heart Ron Swanson tho) haha.

Off to get ready for my day!! :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

My Wonderful Day :)

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ahhh her amazing green eyes enchant me!!! I will never get over how amazingly awesome my kitty Aria is. (crazy cat lady, i don’t curr)

Yesterday we had a packed day of fun including Mexico Steakhouse (nom nom nom) to going to the Bulls game (even though they lost, it was still a super fun time!). With a little bit of Aria and randomness mixed in, here was my fabulous day:

Tried making smoothies for breckie and of course Aria needed a try too...

Tried making smoothies for breckie and of course Aria needed a try too…

she got SOAKING wet playing in the sink

she got SOAKING wet playing in the sink

aaaand she sleeps like a freak.

aaaand she sleeps like a freak.

seriously like is she sleeping in a yoga pose or something?

seriously like is she sleeping in a yoga pose or something?

in case anyone was wondering, THESE are the best kind of tortilla chips..not the hard corny kinds

in case anyone was wondering, THESE are the best kind of tortilla chips..not the hard corny kinds

and my most FAVORITE soup ever :] soooo salty and amazing and delicous

and my most FAVORITE soup ever :] soooo salty and amazing and delicous

could we HAVE enough sauces and sides on the table?

could we HAVE enough sauces and sides on the table?

I got this fun new app on my Mac and was just testing it out with some pics from Mexico :]

I got this fun new app on my Mac and was just testing it out with some pics from Mexico :]

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she was resisting the grooming

she was resisting the grooming

got to the Bulls game nice & early :] so much fun!

got to the Bulls game nice & early :] so much fun!

okay, these don't look very appealing at all, BUT they smelled soooo amazing and tasted delicious, garlic parmesan fries nom nom nom

okay, these don’t look very appealing at all, BUT they smelled soooo amazing and tasted delicious, garlic parmesan fries nom nom nom

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and the kittys all tranced me to sleep......... zzzzzz

and the kittys all tranced me to sleep……… zzzzzz

 

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Songs I Love Today

I’m always going through phases of all my favorite songs. I’ll start to love a song I hate, I’ll discover a new song one day and have it on repeat over and over, or I’ll get a new CD and that will be the only thing I listen to in the car…for weeks, maybe months. There are so many different reasons why I love all the random songs that I do: I love when they make me super happy, when they’re sad, when the lyrics are amazing, when the beat is so memorable, and so on. One of the coolest parts of my phases of being obsessed with certain songs/bands is the fact that whenever I then listen to those songs again, I get that rush of good feelings that I associated with the songs in the first place. I love that music can take me back to any time, anywhere; it’s so magical to me in that way. On any given day I can hear a song and let it bring me back to a very particular moment in time, and I just love that feeling!!

Anyway, these are a couple songs that have been on repeat for a while, or ones that I am currently obsessed with and why. I love sharing music with people, and I love making lists and organizing my music in certain ways….. so this is just fabulous! Check out some of these songs, you might like something you wouldn’t have ever heard of before :]

“Walking The Dog”¬†by fun.
Aim and Ignite, Sept 2010
This song is from their first album, before they ever got big. They opened for a Taking Back Sunday concert I was at back in Iowa, and I remember them playing this song because it was my favorite. These guys are so great, all their songs perk up my mood.

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“Cough Syrup”¬†by¬†Young the Giant
Young the Giant, Oct 2010

This is such a fun song! I had never heard it before and then one day it just popped on my Pandora playlist and I fell in love with it!!! The very first line is basically my favorite, “Life’s too short to even care at all, ohhh”. It makes me smile and dance to the melody every time I hear it.¬†

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“Awake and Alive”¬†by¬†Skillet
Awake, Aug 2009
I also discovered this song on Pandora while jamming to my “hard rock work out” playlist or something like that… I have found a couple cool songs on there, including this one, which I cannot get out of my head for the life of me. I love it though, so I don’t mind! I also did some research on these guys (and girls) and I didn’t even realize they were a Christian band, you would have had no idea!

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“Thinking of You”¬†by¬†Ke$ha
Warrior, Nov 2012
Ok yeah, it’s Ke$ha, buuuut she is my guilty pleasure and this is the best song on her newest album. The bridge makes me laugh and pumps me up at the same time. It’s addicting!

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“Restless Heart”¬†by¬†Matt Hires
Restless Heart – Single, Dec 2012

This was the free single of the week on iTunes… I’ve never loved a free song so much!! What a great artist to get introduced to, in love with his voice already :]

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

KLUTCH club February 2013 Box Review

Feb '13 Klutch Club Box

Feb ’13 Klutch Club Box

Alright so I am just loving this right now, reviewing my second ever KLUTCH club box & watching the Blackhawks (hopefully) make history with their 16 point game streak! So exciting!!!!! I love me my Chicago Blackhawks!!!

Anyway, KLUTCH club is a subscription service that I just discovered recently in Glamour magazine. For just $16/month, they send you “$50 of the best healthy snacks, supplements, fitness programs, personal-care products & more”. You can choose between KLUTCHwomen and KLUTCHmen box, I obviously get the women’s one, and this is only my second one, but I do love it! Every month has a theme, last month for January was “Achieving & Maintaing Healthy Weight”. There were some great products in there & of course it was awesome to get my first box in the mail and see how they package and describe the items, etc.¬†

This month’s theme is “Fight Winter Sickness and Boost Your Immune System with Products That Keep You Happy & Healthy”.
Their website gives the same description of the box that I got in the little card included inside. It reads:

“Problem:¬†Sneezing on your lap-top, coughing into your soup and an immune system so weak it can‚Äôt fight cold and flu season on your behalf.

How we solved it:¬†Your body was built to heal itself and not use up all your sick days in one season. So we‚Äôve put together the best health and wellness products to help you stop the snot and fight the flu like a ninja.”

Now to the box!!!
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I love that they keep you excited about opening the box!

What it looked like when I opened it:

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Item #1: Nature’s Bakery –¬†Whole Wheat Fig Bar
All natural stone ground whole wheat fig bar, good-for-you treat that’s vegan & dairy free.
I always liked Fig Newtons as a kid, so hopefully I’ll enjoy this, it is described as “delicious”. :]

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Item #2: Honest Tea –¬†Honey Green Tea
An organic honey green tea that’s brewed with fair trade tea leaves. Loaded with catechins & beneficial antioxidants to help fight free radicals in the body.
I don’t normally like tea too much, but I will be giving this a try and hoping to enjoy it! :]

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Item #3: Allergease –¬†All Natural Herbal Supplement
This herbal blend regulates histamine & supports your immune system during allergy season. 21 lozenges in the pack.
I think these will be good to take, as long as they don’t taste too bad, how awesome to suck on a little candy and be getting some essential vitamins to keep me healthy! Love it! It’s the items like these that get me the most excited… random products I never knew¬†existed¬†:]
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Item #4: Immuno Gum
Chewing gum that’s loaded with immune system-boosting ingredients.
I think the idea of this product is awesome! The flavor is “Mixed Berry”, hopefully it’s tasty and I can chew gum & get healthy at the same time ūüėČ
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Item #5: Clean Well –¬†To-Go Surface Disinfectant
Natural disinfectant wipes that kill germs botanically.
Pretty cool that they’re all natural and don’t have to worry about weird chemicals. In a “lemon citrus” scent. Hopefully smells nice and normal.
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Item #6: Drink Chia! –¬†Omega 3 Superfood Drink
Omega3 superfood drink infused with organic chia seeds. It’s loaded with¬†super foods, antioxidants, and B-complex vitamins to keep your body strong during cold, flu, and fitness season. There is literally chia seeds IN THIS DRINK. Chia seeds… I don’t wanna grow a strange grassy bush like Chia Pets….. hahaha… I will give this a try but I highly doubt that I am able to drink the entire bottle… Drinking seeds just isn’t me. The flavor is Lemon and that’s also not one of my favorites, actually one of my worst, but I will give it a shot ūüôā
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Item #7: Vita Perk –¬†Vitamin Supplements
A blend of vitamins, minerals, and natural flavors that turns the average cup of joe into something brilliant.
Ok, so I think that these are completely AWESOME. And I love that I got all 4 flavors that they offer. I CANNOT wait to try this in my coffee in the morning ūüôā
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Items 8 and 9 are not actually items themselves, but gift cards/coupons.

First is this $15 gift card for Khataland Yoga Products.
I checked their website and most of the products are pretty expensive so $15 won’t get me much of anything. Probably won’t be using this, but nice to have in case I do start to get into yogas…. These days I seem to be trying tons of new things :]
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Finally, this is a $25 gift card to “get me started” on a Probiotic Cleansing Diet.
I will be tossing this I have been looking into some other cleanses recently that seem better, this one doesn’t give much info online.
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All in all, it was a great box & I’m excited to try out all the products!!! :]

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Meow time to watch the Blackhawks… we’re currently tied 1-1, we better win this one!!!!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Fresh New Start

Alright, so here I sit, on a Tuesday afternoon, on my own macbook sitting on my couch.
Feels very strange to me, because I’m used to working all day… but that all changed this morning when I finally decided¬†that I needed to leave my job. I don’t like to say the word “quit” so I keep referring to it as “leaving”. I had been thinking about it for a while, and the time has come to figure out what I REALLY want to do with my life. And at least now I know what I DON’T want in my next job, so that can narrow things down a bit. Anyway, it’s been a really crazy morning, along with the loss of a family member I loved dearly :/

I had to do something to take my mind off all the anxiousness I was feeling about everything this morning, so me & michael ran some errands & got some lunch. here are some pictures from the day that make me smile :]

aria & charles bein' adorable

aria & charles bein’ adorable

such a colorful aisle, made me smile :]

such a colorful aisle, made me smile :]

my new fav tortilla chips!!!!

my new fav tortilla chips!!!!

she really wants us to get that tree down..... oooops.

she really wants us to get that tree down….. oooops.

cutest little paw prints outside my porch

cutest little paw prints outside my porch

gettin Charles' hair all pretty

gettin Charles’ hair all pretty

awesome AMURICAN bookbag I saw at Target... too $$ tho

awesome AMURICAN bookbag I saw at Target… too $$ tho

first time here

first time here

it was soo yummy!!! nom nom nom

it was soo yummy!!! nom nom nom

all love & smiles,

mary elyse

Inspiration from magazines.

Like I have already said before, I love reading and collecting magazines. I think the main reason I can never throw them away is because I’m afraid that I’ll remember something I read and want to be able to refer back to something. Now, I will start marking the little things that make me happy or pictures I want to remember, and start blogging with them here :]

Today’s inspiration comes from a couple magazines:

‚Äʬ†Coastal Living ‚Äʬ†March 2013 ‚ÄĘ Volume 17, Issue 2 ‚ÄĘ

Mar '13

Mar ’13

lovely colors, this room screams my name!

lovely colors, this room screams my name!

i need to buy this pretty paint (isn't too $$$ either!!)

i need to buy this pretty paint (isn’t too $$$ either!!)

these glasses looked really cool :]

these glasses looked really cool :]

this room screams BEAUTY to me.

this room screams BEAUTY to me.

lovely little room i would have for guests.

lovely little room i would have for guests.

oh the blue!!!!!

oh the blue!!!!!

pictures of colors alone just make me smile. :]

pictures of colors alone just make me smile. :]

Shrimp-Pineapple Fried Rice recipe

Shrimp-Pineapple Fried Rice recipe

Coastal Living is one of my all-time favorite magazines. They are a breeze to read/look through, and the photos are always super gorgeous and perfect, making me jealous but also giving me ideas for my future coastal home I dream to have one day ūüôā I would¬†recommend¬†this magazine to anyone who loves the whole beach scene and things revolving around that sort of decor and meals… super great mag!

‚ÄĘ Entertainment Weekly ‚Äʬ†February 22, 2013 ‚ÄĘ #1247 ‚ÄĘ

2/22/13 EW

2/22/13 EW

I absolutely LOVED the cover of this issue with Seth & his two characters Stewie & Ted. I was very excited when I saw this waiting for me in my mailbox… :]

LOVE him from New Girl

LOVE him from New Girl

Ron is one of the best characters on TV- ever.

Ron is one of the best characters on TV- ever.

NEED TO TRY THIS!!!! (since I love 3 cheese ziti)

NEED TO TRY THIS!!!! (since I love 3 cheese ziti)

‚ÄĘ Rolling Stone ‚ÄĘ Issue 1177 ‚Äʬ†Feb 26, 2013 ‚ÄĘ

Feb 26 RS

Feb 26 RS

As usual, this Rolling Stone cover caught my attention right away, even though I don’t¬†particularly¬†like the show¬†Girls.¬†I did love the black and white and pink themed colors tho… I am obsessed with word art/ type font type stuff!

i wanna wear two pairs of Chucks like this. makes me smile & wanna do for christmas!

i wanna wear two pairs of Chucks like this. makes me smile & wanna do for christmas!

I was only 3... only know a couple of those songs.

I was only 3… only know a couple of those songs.

....now I can basically sing them all! Mumford should be a bit higher!

….now I can basically sing them all! Mumford should be a bit higher!

‚ÄĘ Self ‚Äʬ†March 2013 ‚ÄĘ

Self Mar 13

Self Mar 13

I don’t actually subscribe to this one, but I am thinking about it because it it’s so cheap….. damn I love magazines!!!!! Plus, I found SO MANY inspirational pictures, ideas, etc., in this issue I’m sure I would begin to love it more & more in further issues to come!

Usually I LOVE essie ads, but this one, ehhhh, idk, doesn't do it for me.

Usually I LOVE essie ads, but this one, ehhhh, idk, doesn’t do it for me.

awesome work out

awesome work out

here were some cute examples

here were some cute examples

this is a question i SOMETIMES feel like i could relate to...

this is a question i SOMETIMES feel like i could relate to…

these are hearts are all bronzer thingies... how awesome & cute!

these are hearts are all bronzer thingies… how awesome & cute!

this is actually a perfume. i love love love the packaging!

this is actually a perfume. i love love love the packaging!

super awesome bright yellow bike.

super awesome bright yellow bike.

want this phone case meow.

want this phone case meow.

cool treadmill warm up

cool treadmill warm up

and her hair too... :)

and her hair too… ūüôā

want this girls hair. just love it so much!!!!

want this girls hair. just love it so much!!!!

love this photo shoot

love this photo shoot

positive picture & vibes, easy little warm ups

positive picture & vibes, easy little warm ups


and then finally, my last one of the day,

‚ÄĘ Us Weekly ‚ÄĘ Issue 941 ‚Äʬ†Feb 25, 2013 ‚ÄĘ

US Weekly Feb 25

US Weekly Feb 25

I don’t subscribe to this one either, just sometimes on weekends when I feel like I really need to read some gossip, I buy these types of magazines, however after reading a couple of them I’m starting to miss them and I’m looking into getting a¬†subscriptions. These ones are sooooo expensive though so I don’t know if I really would get it!

love this ad. makes me smile and wanna try that.

love this ad. makes me smile and wanna try that.

LOVE this lip balms so much.

LOVE this lip balms so much.

Lucy Hale is so frickin gorgeous!

Lucy Hale is so frickin gorgeous!

yayy they're suggesting everyone watch New Girl because it's such an awesome show; I know I will be!

yayy they’re suggesting everyone watch New Girl because it’s such an awesome show; I know I will be!

this ad makes me laugh, plus I can't wait to try these.

this ad makes me laugh, plus I can’t wait to try these.

So those were just some of my weird, random parts that I love from reading thru magazines over a nice, long weekend…… NOT looking forward to work tomorrow at ALL!! ohhhhhh well…….. should be over sooon……

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse