Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wear it Wednesday-basic black

I got this dress from My Sister's Closet Boutique. It is the perfect basic black casual dress. It's comfortable. It is long enough, and it has sleeves. They will be selling the dress at a huge discount in the next couple of weeks.

Draper Days (starting July 19th-- booth at Draper City Park)
the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days sidewalk sales (starting July 20th-- this will just be right outside their Spanish Fork store location)
The dress comes in this basic black, sky blue, and rose and is available in sizes S-3X
You can only find this dress at Draper Days or Fiesta Days and it is only $20. Go get it now!













Monday, July 15, 2019

blogging the bach 16.10...fantasy suites

who's watching: Celsey (and a little bit of Shawn) and Amanda

Date #1-Peter
So there are windmills in Greece...need I say more?? I'll keep it short and sweet this week. Peter loves Hannah and finally tells her-over and over. They have their overnight in a windmill.

Date #2-Tyler
They are going to relax today...Hannah isn't worried about their physical connection and neither are we. She is worried if there is more. Hannah tells Tyler she doesn't want to go in to the fantasy suite and have sex. Tyler respects her boundaries. They go to the fantasy suite..on a boat. He respected her boundaries. The end.

Date #3-Jed
Hannah is the most vocal about her feelings for Jed. Things were great until he decided to talk about Luke and then things got super awkward and stay that way. Hannah says she is glad Jed brought that up and then she is very mad and then they go to the fantasy suite. We are very confused.

Date #4-Luke
I already want to hide from embarrassment for him. He backtracks/tries to backtrack. We have been waiting all season for this, and yet it is so uncomfortable to watch. He legit thought she was going to be on board with all of this. She definitely is not. She is furious and says she finally has clarity and Luke is not her husband. Luke won't leave. It's bad. From the looks of the previews, it seems like he still doesn't leave. 

I have never been so excited for men tell all in my whole life.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

blogging the bach 16.9..hometowns

who's watching: Celsey and Krista (also doing nails and it's a legit situation), Alicia, and Amanda

I missed blogging last week because my keyboard was dead. I also am just not super into this season. There has been so much drama and so many things in the news. At this point I am just ready for the season to be over to get to paradise. There was more Luke drama and Luke/Garrett drama. The pot was stirred again and again, and Luke is still there.

It's hometowns week. 
We start with Peter's hometown. He is so cute. They are cute together. His family was really nice. His dad was very emotional about it all. They drove around and flew in his plane. He is my favorite. I am torn between wanting her to choose him and wanting him to be the next bachelor.

Tyler is up next, and Hannah and Tyler are hot and heavy. They explore his cute coastal town. He hasn't seen his dad for a while. His dad got sick and things were pretty scary. He sees his dad and they have a nice moment. Tyler is falling in love and lust. 

I can't exactly say I am excited to see Luke's hometown date. I am pretty churchy, but I don't think I would take a bachelor date to anything churchy. I am not even sure what exactly he is talking about. It's just kind of a lot. They go to his house and talk with his family about the struggles they/he has had this season. His family gives him a hard time about it. Hannah talks to his brother about how hard it's been. She says their emotional connection is strong, but we all think maybe she meant to say their physical connection. Luke tells Hannah he loves her and sees her as his wife. Hannah doesn't say anything back but tells us she is falling in love with him.

Jed's date is last. They go to the recording studio..surprise surprise. They write a song about their time together and record it. They meet his family. They are the least accepting of all the families. They say they don't know that Jed falling in love is a good thing. They aren't very nice.

I kind of forgot about the rose ceremony. Peter and Tyler get roses and then Hannah doesn't know what to do. She leaves the room and tells Chris H she can't make a decision. He gives her an extra rose and they all stay. 

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Monday, June 24, 2019

blogging the bach 16.7

who's watching: Celsey, Amanda, Krista

Once again I am already getting texts and messages about the show tonight. I hope that means it is good and not more of the same. The show starts in a new country and more of the same. 

Date #1-Garrett-can i trust our love?
They meet in the woods of Latvia and Hannah says they are going to work on their trust. Hannah knows they are bungee jumping, BUT they get there and find out it is naked bungee jumping. "One of those creepo workers started this ridiculous trend"--Celsey. There were a lot of metaphors about being strong and free and other things. Garrett tells Hannah that heights are a big hurdle for him and then asks what her hurdles are-good question. They had more conversation than anything we have seen in a while. She gives him the rose.

Date #2-group date
They explore the city including the market. She tells them about her naked bungee jumping. Luke is less than impressed. Tyler takes her aside first. They have a hot and heavy makeout. Hannah is a fan of the straddle. Jed is up next and plays the piano for her. I don't even know what to think about him after the news articles last week. Luke has time next and tells Hannah he was really mad about her bungee jumping. Does he know he is on the bachelorette? Tyler gets the rose and Luke is not happy..again. 

Date #3-Peter
They have a spa day planned, and it is the chance for Peter to have all of Hannah-like he deserves. They learn the history and have a hot spa day. They have major chemistry and Hannah wants to learn the rest. They have an outdoor hot tub and make out some more. They have more talk at dinner and talk about heart break and other relationships. They are definitely setting him up to be the next bachelor. 

Peter gets home from his date. Jed is suddenly jealous and takes his guitar to go find Hannah. He plays out on the street and got a collective eeewww from all of us here. Hannah loved it. Jed tells her he is falling in love. 
Garrett and Luke go at it again. It is beyond ridiculous.
Hannah comes to talk to Luke. She wasn't comfortable with their conversation the other day. She tells him that and probably communicates better than she has with anything. Luke however twists things around and act like he didn't say any of the things we all heard him say. He has a really good way to manipulate the things he said. 
Luke comes back and there is yet another Luke fight (eyeroll emoji)
Chris H comes in and says there won't be a cocktail party tonight.

Garrett, Tyler, and Peter have roses. Jed, Mike, Connor, and Luke get roses. The drama is far from over.
 



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Monday, June 17, 2019

blogging the bach 16.6

who's watching: Celsey, Amanda, Krista, and Megan
I've been getting lots of messages asking if I'm watching. I've heard it's a bizarre episode so I'm excited to see what happens.

conclusion of date with Luke
Hannah feels like she can't give him the rose. He never thought this would happen. He is not going to take that answer and goes back to see her. "He's very good at taking what she says and repeating it"--Amanda. Yep that is exactly what happens. Luke does not get a rose, but he does get to stay. All the guys are less than impressed and so are we.

cocktail party/rose ceremony
We get it. No one likes Luke. Why don't these dudes spend their time getting to know Hannah instead of trying to convince Hannah about Luke?! She obviously doesn't want to hear it. Garrett asks if he talked about the other guys and then went back out and confronted Luke. It was a mess. Hannah comes out and tells the guys she is very frustrated..twice. She is clearly very mad and sick of it all. The guys try to talk a little more, and it doesn't go well. They finally apologize to each other except for Luke who seems incapable of apologizing. This might not be very popular, but I don't really love the way things are going. I think it is great that she is standing up for herself, but I don't really love the way she is doing it. I would like to see a little bit more of a mature approach.

The rose ceremony starts, and it is very cold. It is all very business like. 
Mike, Jed, Connor, Tyler, Dustin, Peter, Dylan, Garrett, Luke all get roses.
They go to Latvia, and Hannah isn't sure if this is going to work for her. The rest of the episode is a recap of what we have already seen. Do we not have enough material this season? We do not understand what is happening.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

blogging the bach 16.5

The NBA finals messed up the bach schedule last week. Celsey and I watched later in the week. I was having some computer problems and didn't get started very quickly. The main points are...
-Luke S left on his own. I knew he would go home, but I was surprised he left on his own.
-the group date was way better than last week
-ALLLLL the conversation with Luke P was exhausting and so bizarre. Why did that date continue to go on? It was painful to watch. Please send him home and get him signed up for therapy.
-the previews for next week look like a whole lot more drama
-our brackets are pretty well dead at this point. It's bad and also really funny.


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Beauty Time Thursday-new products

I’ve gotten a few new products lately that I’m excited about. Some of these items were sent to me for testing purposes and some I purchased. 

Getting my FabFitFun box is one of my favorite things. It comes once every quarter, and it feels like Christmas every time. This time I got silicone wine glasses, a clay mask, shower gel and body lotion, blush, rose hydrating spray, cleansing oil, rose gold mask, foot mask, exfoliating scrub, and hair bands. It’s such a great deal, and I love having new full size products to try. 


I got these System Professional products to try from Influenster. My hair has had more issues the past couple of years and needs more hydration. The conditioner smells so good and the mask leaves my hair feeling great. 

I’ve been using the Laneige lip mask for a while so I was excited to try the gloss. It is so good. 

Maxi Lip is a lip plumper that doesn’t use snake venom. It increases the peptides and makes lips a little pinker and a little plumper. I used it daily for a couple of weeks and definitely noticed a difference. I need to get back to using it. 


I ran out of toner and wanted to try something new. This is a spray and does what it says-energizes and brightens skin. It’s a lot lighter than others I have used in the past. I really like it. 

It’s been fun trying new products lately. Is there anything else I should try?


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

blogging the bach 15.4

Almost everyone missed last week so we started out with a recap of last week. The main point is that Luke P got told to settle down and Cam is gone. We saw more of pilot Pete and we like him.
who's watching: Krista, Megan, Celsey, Alicia, and Adam for a little bit

Chris Harrison comes in and tells them they are leaving LA..in one hour. Everyone is so excited. 

Date #1-one on one with Jed
They walk around and explore Boston and Hannah makes up random things about Boston. They talk about how they are happy to be there with each other. She has a surprise, and it's time at the Celtics arena. They end the night with dinner and some honesty. Jed saw the opportunity to grow his music and then ended up starting to fall for her. She appreciates the honesty, gives him the rose, and is so grateful to be in this with him.

Date #2-group date-True love requires blood, sweat, and tears
Dylan, Matteo, JPJ, Connor, Garrett, Dustin, Devin, Grant, Peter, Kevin, Mike, Luke S, Luke P
The previews for the group date look a little intense. Rugby is basically like football only more intense. The blue team is killing the green team. John Paul Jones runs away with the ball. Kevin hurts his shoulder and has to go in the ambulance. Luke P is ready to fight for Hannah. The other guys do not like it. He body slammed Luke S, and all the guys are starting to get mad. Kevin is still at the hospital, but everyone else is ready for the evening. Hannah talks to Luke P first. They have a little bit of an awkward conversation. Luke P says he doesn't want her to question his character. She talks to Luke S. She still seems to believe him until all the other guys say the same thing about Luke P being the problem. All the guys leave the two Lukes to talk, and the newest rivalry becomes Luke against Luke. Garrett tells Hannah he has a crush on her. Pilot Pete has some good time with her. Garrett gets the rose. 

Date #3-Tyler
Hannah is very emotional after the group date. She really likes LUke P and doesn't know what to think about him. She is bawling on the pier. Tyler comes for the date. Hannah is still upset. She tells Tyler she wants to have fun, but she doesn't know if she can. Tyler says he will be there for her no matter what. They have fun catching lobsters. Hannah tells Tyler she thought he was a player. Tyler says he almost didn't come because his dad had to have surgery. He is exactly what she needed today and he gets the rose. Here is the concert I was expecting earlier. 

Cocktail party/rose ceremony
Hannah hopes to get clarity tonight. Peter asks Hannah to be his girlfriend. There's more Luke P drama. He blames it on Luke S and pulls up the definition of psychopath. Luke S talks to Hannah and says his future tequila business has nothing to do with why he is there. He confronts Luke P who then goes to Hannah. There is a bunch of run around and a bunch of bull. Hannah comes to talk to both of them and then...to be continued.





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Monday, June 3, 2019

Beauty Time Thursday-May Empties


Redken color extend conditioner-fave shampoo and conditioner 
Amika dry shampoo-smells so good 
Bath and Body Works body cream-my fave
KMS sea salt spray-I love this spray, but it’s kind of impossible to find. They may have rebranded, but I haven’t been able to find it again. 
Laura Mercier translucent powder-love
Tarte shape tape concealer-I have mixed feelings about this. It took me a long time to like it. It is very full coverage-maybe too full at times. 
Dr. Brandt no more baggage eye cream-love and I feel like it does help
Benefit Bang mascara-I really like this mascara 

I’ve been using most of these products for quite a long time. I buy many over and over. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Blogging the Bach 15.3


Who’s watching: Monday night tradish was on pause tonight due to Memorial Day. I joined Bonnie and her crowd tonight.

Group date #1
My computer was updating forever so I missed the names of the guys on the date. I’m still trying to figure out who everyone is so I definitely didn’t know who all was there. 
The first half of the date was teaching the guys the pains of being a woman pregnant, in labor, breastfeeding, changing diapers, and comforting crying babies. The guys were good sports and it was pretty hilarious. Everyone here was laughing so hard at the labor simulation. 
They left the baby biz for a cocktail party. Jed grabs Hannah first and they throw chicken nuggets over the balcony to make a wish. Mike opens up about a past relationship. Cam attempts to interrupt 3 times. Was that his idea? Or did the producers keep sending him in? I CANNOT BELIEVE I PICKED CAM. I could not have made a worse choice. Also, why is he wearing a hoodie with his shirt? Cam gets interrupted and the drama is in full force. Meanwhile John Paul Jones is in the corner eating chicken nuggets and we’re loving it. Her conversation with Tyler is so awkward but she seems to love it. Mike gets the rose for being bold. Maybe encouraging the guys to be bold is not working out for all of them (ahem Cam)

Date #2-Connor S 
We see Hannah in a hospital bed while Connor is waiting for his date. He gets a note from Hannah saying she isn’t feeling great and he should come over. He bought flowers and soup and went to Hannah’s hotel. She is feeling better but they are going to stay there. Connor opens up about an experience he had when he was younger. His mom had a stroke while their family was skiing. He leaves notes all over so she can remember him, and she loves that. She brings him back for the rose and a private concert. 

Date #3-Group Date
Before the date, we find out Tyler G had to leave. They don't say anything else but apparently he was abusive to past girlfriends.
The date is a photo shoot..with other ladies..animals. Demi is there to see what the guys are doing when Hannah isn't around. They listen in on what the guys are saying. No one really says anything shady. They start the photo shoot, and the guys are pretty cute. Luke P is not even a little happy about her pictures with Peter. He insists on more pictures so he can have a little more time. He starts the cocktail party with her by saying that the other guys don't have what it takes. Hannah calls him out and tells him his confidence/cockiness bothers her. She tells him she wants that to change. She ends the conversation and Luke does not agree with any of it. He attempts to interrupt a couple of times, and she doesn't let him. "This guy wants to sink his own ship, and I am not going to get in his way." That is most definitely what is happening. Luke is about to lose his mind. Hannah tells his she is calling the shots and wants to talk to everyone before she talks to him again. She has a good amount of time with Peter, and he gets the rose. I really wish I would have picked him as my bracket winner. Before she gives the rose, she has a final talking to with Luke.

Tailgate party/Rose ceremony
Cam tells the guys he needs to talk to Hannah first because he has something he needs to tell her. He tries to tell a sad story, and no one is really buying it especially Mike. He tells Hannah what Cam did before the party, and she is not very happy. She talks to Cam and calls him out on it. She tells all the guys she won't be giving any pity roses.
Peter, Mike, and Connor S have roses. Jed, Tyler, Dustin, Dylan, Grant, Luke P, Garrett, John Paul Jones, Matteo, Devin, Luke S, Kevin get roses. Cam is gone. I thought he would be there for at least one more week. My bracket is officially busted. I am pretty sure all our brackets are busted. It will be interesting to see who actually wins. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

blogging the bach 15.2

who's watching: Celsey, Amanda, Megan, and maybe Shawn

group date #1-pageant life drag style
"this is the theme of the season. everyone looks good until they open their mouth"--Megan
These poor guys have no idea how to walk especially in a speedo
"He looks like Zach from saved by the bell in that speedo"--Megan about Luke P
"I need to crawl inside my own skin right now"--Megan
Luke tells Hannah he is starting to fall in love with her (yes they have been there for about 5 hours total) as his talent wins the title of Mr. Right and none of us are very impressed.
Hannah and Luke have some one on one time and Luke talks about falling in love again.
She also has time with Jed and thankfully gives him the rose. 

date #2-Tyler G-Falling in Love can be messy
They're already bringing out the helicopter. They fly to the middle of nowhere and ride 4 wheelers in the mud in her all white outfit. This date feels way more awkward than Hannah is saying it is. Maybe it's too early in the season, but we're really not into this around here. 

date #3-group date
The 3 guys that aren't getting a date this week are already whining. Cam stays home and plays his harmonica.
The guys on the date are at a roller derby. They are all so terrible and fall everywhere, and it is hilarious. They are mostly good sports about it. There is only one guy that knows how to skate so naturally his team wins. A few of the guys get their time with her, and then Cam(who isn't on the date) busts in with a bouquet of flowers. The guys are pretty mad, and I'm not happy either. I picked him as the winner on my bracket, and I have some major regrets. He may not have any more friends after tonight. 

Cocktail Party/Rose Ceremony
Hannah comes in and is very emotional. Everyone thinks something bad happened, but really she is just emotional. Hannah talks to a couple of guys and then Cam comes to interrupt again. 
We happened to pause as Tyler G was coming up to talk to her. We asked Shawn what he thinks about the shoes. "They look like pajama shoes."

Jed, Tyler G, Dustin already have roses. Tyler C, Garrett, Devin, Connor S, Luke P, Dylan, Luke S, Mike, Peter, Kevin, Jonathan, Joey, Matteo, John Paul Jones, Grant, Cam all get roses. She tells the guys she will continue to look for guys that make bold moves. 




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Monday, May 13, 2019

blogging the bach 15.1

who's watching: the whole girl gang is here-Celsey, Alicia, Amanda, Megan

We've been waiting for a few months for this season to start. This time we filled out our brackets before starting to watch so it will be interested to see how the season goes.

We meet the guys and the puns are pretty out of control. It might be the guys trying to match her sense of humor or it might be a publicity stunt or who knows what. We aren't sure what to think of these dudes so far. I was busy buying a new phone so I missed most of the intros. 

Demi and Katie listen in and decide it's time to tell Hannah that Scott has a girlfriend. She is not happy and sends his butt home even though he tries to argue his way to stay. Luke P goes to find her and comfort her. 

Cam got the first impression from the after the final night and Luke P gets the other. 
Mike, Connor S, Matthew, Connor J, Jed, Dustin, Joey, Devin, Peter, Dylan, Matteo, Jonathan, Tyler C, Tyler G, Daron, Luke S, GArrett, Grant, Kevin, John Paul Jones are all still here. A lot of our brackets are in serious trouble.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Beauty Time Tuesday-April Empties


Bath and Body works foaming soap-must have 
4 life enummi body cream-works really well. They are changing their products so this isn’t going to be available anymore and I’m sad. 
Bath and Body Works body cream -love 
Ole Henriksen toner-Liked it but didn’t necessarily love it. 
Mario Badescu vitamin C serum-so many people talk about the importance of vitamin c so I added it to my nightly routine. I didn’t necessarily notice a difference. 
NYX photo finisher primer-I really like this. I bought it again but have decided I need to mix it up with other printers. 
Clinique chubby lash mascara-love
Mary Kay lash love lengthening mascara-love
MAC eyelash primer-love
Intuition razor-love 

I haven’t tried many new products because I’m trying to use up what I have before buying more things. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

beauty time Tuesday...January-March empties

It’s been a while since I’ve done an empties post so I have quite a bit to catch up on. The app I was using for posting stopped working so I kind of took a bit of a hiatus while I got that figured out. 
Purple nail polish remover-the best kind 
Batiste tropical dry shampoo-my fave drugstore dry shampoo
Skin&Co shower gel-liked ok
NYX photo loving primer-I got this at a favorite things party and really liked it. The price point is a little higher than I expect from NYX but I do like it. I bought it again at CVS with a coupon. 
Black caviar body scrub-LOVE 
Tarte lights camera lashes mascara-LOVE. It has a primer and totally stays put. 
Bath and Body Works lotions and soaps-I always love all of their products and use them daily. 
Intuition razor refills-that’s all I use. 

Detox bath salts-so nice after a long run
Bubble bath-I used it because I had it. I liked it but I probably wouldn’t buy again. 
Ahava hand cream-liked it 
LancĂ´me 24 hour foundation-LOVE
Big sexy hair spray and play-LOVE
4Life cleanser-they are changing the formula. I do really like it though. 
Kristen Ess Dry shampoo-I like this a lot. It’s in between drug store and salon quality and price. 
Moroccan oil conditioner-smells really good and works well
Mandarin coriander cleaning spray-LOVE
Victoria’s Secret roller ball-LOVE 
Clinique mascara-love
Benefit they’re real mascara-love
Bath and Body works lotion, soap, sanitizer-see above 
Bath and Body Works-always Love 
Moroccan oil shampoo-smells so good
Big Sexy Hair Spray&Play hairspray-love 
Intuition razor-love
Kristen Ess texture spray-love but maybe not the price 
NARS blush-love
Too faced better than sex mascara-not my fave
Clinique mascara-love
Monistat chafing gel-I use this for face primer and it works so great 

I emptied a lot of favorite products over the past few months. I have tried a few new things that mostly I liked. 



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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Blogging the Bach 23.11 part 2

Who’s watching:Celsey and fam are headed out of town tomorrow so I am watching with Erin tonight.
I’m still mad they didn’t just finish this thing last night. To be fair, I have seen quite a few spoilers although I still don’t really know how it’s all going to play out.

Everyone is gone so the only thing left is to figure out what is going to happen with Cassie. Colton knocks on her door and wants to talk. She seems surprised although none of us are surprised (at least I am not). They go downstairs and talk. Colton tells her the other girls are gone. She acts surprised but also seems like she is smiling behind her hand. He asks her to go to Spain to meet his family and she says yes. 

Colton talks to his family for about 3 minutes and tells them the quick story. Cassie is so nervous. They meet the fam, and his family gets to the tough questions right away. They both talk to each of his parents. They don’t want him to get hurt again, but he assures them he is so in love. They leave and say goodbye for the day.

They have their final date the next day/night. Usually the see the city date is a little lame, but this is the date they got. Part of the date included repelling down to have a picnic. He was shaking so much. They finished their date, had dinner, went to the fantasy suite and the rest is history. They are happy and in love, and Colton moved to LA. They finish the show with a montage of memories and a concert from Air Supply. I know a lot of people think this whole thing is a load of crap, but I am actually really excited for them and hope they’re happy.

Hannah B is the next bachelorette. We meet a few of the guys from her season, and she is pretty awkward. Hopefully she gets a little more comfortable over the next few days. Hannah gives the rose to the rapper except she forgets to ask if he will accept the rose. She tries again and gets it right and her journey begins. 


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