Category Archives: Guilty Pleasures

Day 341: The British Are Swinging!

It’s Labor Day Weekend. All we did was go to the beach and then swing in the Red Coats. Since we missed Fourth of July in Grand Haven, the people who run the Twitter and Instagram accounts were wondering what happened to our annual parade. Well we are just so swing obsessed, this is all we could give them:





Day 336: Arbonne

At the last minute, my co-worker Elizabeth had some extra space at an Arbonne party she was hosting, so she invited me. I did not really know much about Arbonne (I mean except that it is “good” face products) but I am so glad I do now.

I absolutely love everything I learned about the products–from the all natural ingredients to the animal testing policy (no testing on animals). Every product we tried smelled lovely and, even better, felt amazing on my skin. Recently, I have been on a crusade to rid my bathroom of antibacterial soaps because they kill all of the good bacteria (and I can’t afford to lose any of those). On NPR, I heard a story about how those same antibacterial ingredients are found in many face and body lotions, shampoos, deodorant and toothpastes (yes toothpaste!). I checked all of my labels at home and found them in many of the my other products. Arbonne sells all of these products (and more) yet all comply to same high standards they set for their make up and face lotions. They have even branched out into the world of supplements and juices–we did not even have time to go there at this party.

So….I’m super hooked. The only downside is it is a little pricey, so I’m starting with a facial care system and will move on from there…check them out.

Also, it was really fun hanging out with some of my co-workers outside of work. I am super glad I went!

Day 334: Independence Day

Guess what. I’ve never seen Independence Day. (I suppose I’ve failed my generation). So when it was on tv today, I decided to give Kenley a head start on her cinematic education by watching it with her. (The hubs and I were babysitting Kenley so her parents could have a day date).
She was pretty critical of the special effects but I was a little more forgiving. Poor Harvey Fierstein just didn’t stand a chance against the fireball that was billowing down the streets of New York flinging cars in every direction. I was more concerned about how small Andrew Keegan’s role was. All he did was try to kiss the girl from Mrs. Doubtfire and then no more screen time. The 12 year old me who had multiple posters of him up in her room was crushed. But he went on to make classics like 10 Things I Hate About You and educational television programs like 7th Heaven. So that’s pretty cool for him.

Anyway the movie was Will Smith + Jeff Goldblum brilliance and I’m sorry I waited so long. I mean, welcome to Earth.

Day 332: #marriage

Unplanned fun is the best, especially when it comes in the form of a surprise gift from the hubs. Actually I had a surprise for him too. We must have been thinking of each other at the exact same time–the post work errand run time–because the first thing he said when he came down to help me carry groceries up (yes, so sweet) was, “I got you a surprise.” And then we got to have that “Me too!” moment.

I got him a hoppy beer by Lagunitas he had never had called Hop Stoopid. The cashier at Trader Joes totally gave me props for my rad beer selection. And the hubs surprised me with this iPhone case that is PURPLE CHEVRON.

I mean, hello.

I love that we surprised each other (granted his was an actual gift and mine was technically groceries). I love that we were thinking of one another at the same time. I love that when I guessed it was a gift from the Apple Store (cuz I’m tricky like that), he wasn’t mad. And I love that we both loved what the other came home with. Love is all around, y’all.

Day 326: Guilty Pleasure: Fantasy Football

After a full day of assessment at work as a methotrexate zombie, I came home wanting my usual guilty pleasures-sweets and bad tv. Then an idea, which had been brewing since a great conversation with our Wisconsin friend Andy, came to me; two-person fantasy football.

The hubs and I set up a league, went through all the rules (though apparently not thoroughly enough) and started doing research to prepare for a draft that night. Well, Yahoo cancelled our draft because you have to have at least four teams to play. For a while we were distraught, “none of our friends like football!” I put out a text and a Facebook post and while the response was certainly what you would expect from a bunch of theatre people, we got four interested parties to commit! Our league of two became a league of six! And we have an official draft on August 27, more time for me to study up and work on my spreadsheet.

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