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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

blogging the bach 14.1

Bachelorette night 1-Why do they start this thing on a holiday? Monday Night Tradish is on hold until next week so I'm watching at home.

Who's watching-Amanda, Adrienne, Mallory

Becca is back and ready for love. We start out seeing a replay of her bad breakup with Arie and then an intro to Becca and a few of the guys.

Rachel, JoJo, and Kaitlyn come to the mansion to give Becca some advice and sage the house. 

First impressions
Colton-confetti popper, former football player
Grant-big dimples
Clay-football player, cheesy lines about catching her
Jean Blanc-has over 100 colognes-WHY??? "he looks like he would be a comedian"--Amanda
Connor-down on one knee
Joe-grocery store owner, nervous
John-total nerd
Leo-top knot, let our hair down "i guarantee he stunt doubles for women"--Amanda
Jordan-the model, thinks he is going to have one up on everyone in his light suit and has plenty to say about what everyone else is wearing
Nick-race car suit, opening statements
Mike-cardboard Arie, man bun
Garrett-in a minivan, from Reno
Blake-rides up on an ox in a pink coat
Lincoln-birthday cake
Chase-the chase is what makes the end so much better
Christon-former harlem globetrotter
Wills-closet nerd
Kamil-60/40, social media participant
Jake-from Minneapolis, she doesn't know
Trent-hearse-literally died
David-chicken suit, be kah "make is stop"--Adrienne
Chris-hometown reference-brings gospel choir

Becca starts talking to all the guys.
John tells Becca he made the app for venmo
Christon plays basketball and dunks over Becca and everyone joins in.
Blake mades her feel very hopeful
David takes off his chicken head and Becca thinks he is really fun
Garrett teaches Becca to fish in the pool
The talk already starts about Chase not being there for the right reasons. It seems a little early in the night/season for that kind of talk.
Becca pulls Jake aside and is definitely not excited about him being there. She doesn't want to waste his time. He tries to tell her more about himself. She isn't open to it at all and sends him home.
Garrett gets the first impression rose and we are all surprised.

Who gets a rose-Garrett, Lincoln, Blake, Ricky, Jean Blanc, Christon, Clay, Wills, Connor, Jason, John, Ryan, Alex, Nick, Trent, Colton, David, Jordan, Leo, Mike, Chris R

Previews for the season include tears, lots of tears, yelling, drama, sirens, fights, and a lot of Jordan. I can't wait!

Word Tally
let's do the damn thing-5

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Paint Night

I have always wanted to do a paint night but I have also always been a little scared. I enjoy painting, but I CANNOT draw even a little bit. I see posts from paint nights, and everyone's always looks good. Jessi chose a paint night for her birthday celebration so it was the perfect chance to try it out.

I quickly found out there is actually no drawing. It is all painting. It was a little stressful trying to keep up at times, but overall it was pretty fun. I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.

Painting with a Twist was a fun location. The teacher was great, and we had a good time. I would do it again for another girls night or birthday or other fun occasion.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Beauty Time Tuesday-new products 

My skin has been a bit on the fritz lately so I’ve been trying some new products to help things. 

All of the face masks I have and love are a little more drying so I tried this say yes argan oil mask and loved it. My skin felt so good after, and I will definitely use it again. 

Kristen Ess dry shampoo-I’ve used this before and really like it. The idea is to offer salon quality st drugstore prices. This is more of an in between for me-not salon cost but not drugstore either. 

Essence false lashes-I tried this on a recommendation. It is $4.99 and makes my lashes long and beautiful, but it does seem to smudge off under my eyes a bit. 

Garnier mask-Sheet masks generally aren’t my fave, but this made my skin so smooth. I liked it more than expected. 

Scuni coil hair ties-LOVE

BLISS oxygen mask-This mask feels so weird as it’s working but again leaves my face feeling silky smooth. 

Langeige lip mask-LOVE

Blueberry yogurt creme mask-LOVE

OPI red polish-I saw this and though I wanted red nails. It turns out I really love pink nails this time of year. 

Cinema Secrets brush cleaner-I’ve been using and loving this for quite a while. I finally got smart and realized I can buy it on amazon for much cheaper overal than Sephora. 

NYX foundation-I ended up returning this after I took the picture but before trying it. 

Tarte maneater pallet-LOVE. The colors are gorgeous and have such great pigment. 

Shape tape is all the rage. I like it, but it is very thick. I’m not sure if I will buy it again or go back to urban decay concealer. 

Have you tried anything new lately?

Beauty Time Tuesday-April empties 

I emptied a whole lot of things in April-some good some less good. 

Matrix color obsessed conditioner-liked and would buy again

Bath and body works body cream, foaming hand soap, and lotion-LOVE all

Pink fresh and clean body spray-love

Formula 10.06 cleanser-like

Living proof dry shampoo-love

Dr. Teals bath oil-like

Mint Pear serum-I really want to love these products but they’re just ok. 

Intuition razor-LOVE

Tarte maneater mascara-love

Mary Kay mascara-LOVE

Urban Decay Naked concealer-love would definitely buy again but decided to try something new 

Recent Happs

First it was weekend, then it was April, and now it’s just recent happenings around here. 

Janet was in town for work at the end of spring break. I took her to Cafe Rio, and we caught up on life since high school. I’ve been lucky to see her a few times since then, but we can’t believe it’s been 20 years since high school. 

Friday lunch is still going strong. I often ask for recommendations when I go somewhere new. The pimento chicken sandwich is something I would never typically order, but I decided to be adventurous. It was good but something I probably wouldn’t order again. 

Megan planned the cutest candy themed birthday party at the park for Violet. With all the craziness lately Monday night tradition has been on pause for a few weeks. It was fun to see everyone, celebrate Violet, and twin with Megan. 

Over the years Aprille and I randomly twin quite often. We joke that we are on the same wavelength, but really we kind of are. 

I rarely make it to Relief Society activities for one reason or another. We made these cute simple nativity sets last month so I made sure to go. It was a fun evening with a cute craft. 

I had the opportunity to attend a tasting event at We Olive. I expected a few olive oils and bread, but it was so much better. They sell a variety of oils and vinegar and serve small plates. It was fun to discover a fun new place. 

Amberly and I met several years ago through blogging. Both of us put blogging on the back burner over the past year while we focused on other things. We finally met up for dinner at Tortilla Union after a few months of planning. It was so great to catch up on blogging and life and all of the things. 

Our annual work retreat was at Timber Moose Lodge. It’s always nice to spend the day out of the office having fun with co-worker friends. 

Suzanne, Alyssa, Stacha, and I went to the Jordan river temple open house. The temple is beautiful, and I’m really excited for it to open again. 

Catching up with friends is one of my favorite things to do. It’s been more than 10 years since we were all roommates. Life has changed a lot for this group, but we still have as much fun together as we ever did. The time went quickly as we laughed and laughed all night long. 

A funeral is never a fun thing, but it does give the opportunity to see old friends. I feel very reflective on the many wonderful people that have come into my life. 

Brittany graduated from college last week and had a fun graduation/cinco de mayo party. I almost didn’t make it but I’m glad I did. 

Time continues to fly by. I feel so blessed to have so many good people and great opportunities in my life.