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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The One Where There Is No Coherent Theme

Well TGIT, people. Thank God It's Thursday. Because Thursday means it's almost Friday! Woohoo!! I also think it's about time for some...

Weekly Obsessions

I hope you know every time I type that, I think it in a trumpet-voice. I hope you do, too.

Okay, here we go:

1) This hysterical song/music video from a little-known country singer named Joanna Smith, called Gettin' Married. I can't. stop. listening. And laughing. 

2) These insanely easy to make and totally delicious cookies. (Click here for the recipe.)

It's literally cake mix, butter, eggs, vanilla. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Valentine's Day theme optional. Although who doesn't love some heart-shaped sprinkles any time of the year? I'm baking them for my friend Katie's birthday this weekend. YUM. I must resist eating them all before I get to her house.


I didn't even watch That's So Raven when it was on TV, but I know this was her signature face and putting it on the Mona Lisa is KILLING ME. I literally can't look at that and not laugh and say, like she does, "Ya nasty." Ha!

4) I'm in a very yoga-ish space lately with my workouts. No, this does not mean my road rage is gone. No, this does not mean my yoga pants are fitting any better (thanks to all the crackers & peanut butter I've been eating lately). No, this does not mean I'm going to start telling strangers their aura is looking a little bleak. But it feels good to mix up my workouts every now and then and right now, this is it!

Is she literally sitting in a pond? Is she Jesus?

5) Finally, I don't know how or why I came across this woman, Brene Brown, who does shame and vulnerability research, but O.M.G. Her stuff is amazing. I HAVE to get my hands on her books. 

Just chattin' with Oprah. Sigh. One day!!
She has this amazing blog post about the 6 Types of People Who Do Not Deserve to Hear Your Shame Story. It gave me literally the chills when I was reading it. Are you at a place where you can connect with this in your life right now? Check out the article here

I do not have a lot going on this weekend (shocker!) so I don't know if I'll have much to blog about, but you NEVER KNOW when the good ole muse is going to strike, so who knows. Maybe I'll be a fountain of words. If not, see you all next week!!


  1. Brene Brown is my hero/guru. I assume you've watched her TED talks? If not, watch them both immediately. (TEDxHouston and then Listening to Shame). ahhhshessogood

    1. I will watch them immediately. And just so you get a picture of how totally cool I am.... spending Saturday night watching TED talks in my cutoff jorts eating cool whip out of the container.

    2. Well, I'm hanging out with my cat, much like every other Saturday night. So I could probably use some cool whip.

      But seriously (I assume this has been ample time for you to watch both vids), you're even more inspired/inlove than before, right?? I want her to be with me all the time.

    3. Yes, I watched both. She is amazing. I think because she is so relatable. I feel like I'm listening to a real human being speak. Not a robot. I wrote down some mantras I'm going to try for the foreseeable future: "I am worthy of connection" and "I am willing to let go of who I think I should be in order to be who I am." Love it. Love her. Love everything.