CUZ THIS IS THRILLER!

I decided to head into work early today so I can leave in the early afternoon. So while I was barreling down the highway at 6:15 in the morning, I spotted an elderly gentleman walking alongside the highway. This old man was also dressed like Michael Jackson, in a pinstripe suit and fedora hat. I was very confused by this image! I hope he didn’t escape from a nursing home or something! He walked near a rest area, so hopefully he was just waiting for a tow truck, and not escaping the nursing home. It was a very strange site!

Anyway, this will probably be my last post until Monday. I’m going to the spend a weekend at the beach and I’m excited! I haven’t gone to see fireworks at the beach in years, so this should be fun. Have a happy 4th!

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ANOTHER ROCKSBOX BOX! :)

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I was selected to try Rocksbox free for three months.  I’ve become an IT Girl, and you can try Rocksbox too, use my ref code! Once you sign up for Rocksbox, you take a style quiz. Then you get three pieces sent to you on loan. The pieces are selected based off your style quiz by stylists. But you can also create a wishlist and they will sometimes include those pieces as well. Or you can specifically request a piece from your wishlist. I thought this was pretty cool!

This time I got the Perry Street Eve Necklace ($51- insider price), SLATE Crystal Spike Earrings ($30- insider price), and Wanderlust + Co Arrowhead Gold Ring ($23- insider price). Not sure which pieces I’m keeping, but I definitely want to keep the ring.

You can wear the pieces as many times as you want. Once you’re done, you have the option to purchase them or send back for three new pieces. If you become a Shine Insider you get lots of cool benefits! It’s $19 FOR UNLIMITED JEWELRY RENTAL! Borrow 3 pieces at a time, and swap them out anytime you want. You also get $10 monthly shine spend. Another cool thing is the free, prepaid shipping both ways. Fits in your mailbox. Easier than shopping!

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DISCLAIMER: I was asked to try Rocksbox service in exchange for my honest opinion. Any pieces I keep, I will pay for on my own.

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I JUST DIDN’T WANT TO BUY NEW PANTS

So I survived my first round of the 21 Day Fix! I’m taking a couple of days off and starting up again. But I’m not sure I’m going to do the doubles week, I actually didn’t lose any extra weight from it. So I’d rather just sleep in, haha! Working out 7 days a week is going to be tricky though, I’m going away a few weekends this summer. I’m also heading to Italy. So I may just skip the weekend workouts and tack them on during the week. Which means twice a week I’m doing doubles, yikes! It will be worth it though, because then I don’t have to buy new pants. That’s really the whole reason I’m trying to get back down to my normal size, I don’t feel like pants shopping. Not that I’m up a full size or anything, but I’m definitely teetering on busting a seam.

I’m just glad I’m seeing progress from completing the 21 Day Fix and eating healthier! I wasn’t sure I was going to manage the diet part, but I removed a lot of unhealthy food from my house (as much as Andy would allow). I replaced the snacks with healthier options. I’ve actually become addicted to peanut butter and sliced apples. Weird, right?! Let’s see how much longer I can keep this up. Although, I did allow myself some cheat meals over the weekend.

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Lobster mac & cheese with bread sticks celebratory meal. IT WAS WORTH IT!

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WEEKEND SHENANIGANS!

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We had a pretty busy weekend. It just stinks that weekends have crap weather and during the week is all nice and sunny. WTF?!! We went to a graduation party on Saturday. It was fun and we caught up with relatives we haven’t seen in a while. After the party, we had dinner and drinks with our friends that are visiting from NY. Once dinner was over, we went to the new casino that just opened. It’s a pretty small casino, but I like it. It’s great because you can wander around and not get lost, unlike every other casino out there. I only gambled $5, which I swiftly lost. Oh well, I wasn’t born a gamblin’ wo-man! 

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Despite it being the opening weekend, it wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be. I mean, there were definitely a lot of people there. But it wasn’t hard to navigate around them. Plus we were able to find parking! There was a bit of a hangup getting in and around the parking garage though. But I blame that more on the stupidity of people, over the busy casino. Andy and I plan to go back for a date night at some point. Not sure if it will be during the summer though. As my summer is filling up mighty quick! Summer is so deceiving. I feel like I have all this time, but it’s already 4th of July (almost) and I have a list of things I want to do before it starts snowing again. 

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SHIMMY, SHIMMY, COCO PUFF!

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I don’t know how anyone can ever get sick of seeing NKOTB. Erin and I had an absolute blast at the show! Seeing Nelly brought back so many high school memories. We were really blown away by TLC’s set. They had a tribute to Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes and said they would never replace her. It was a very touching tribute, and everyone lit up their phones, it was amazing!

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Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?! haha! I took a million photos, but I gave myself only 5 minutes to create collages and deal with my selections. I think that is the best way for me to do it, snap decisions!

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I really want the holographic overalls T-Boz and Chilli wore, they were pretty snazzy. I’m so glad they toured with NKOTB, it was a great chance to finally see them in concert.

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As luck would have it, our part of floor section was right near where the New Kids enter and exit the stage. I tried to get video, but they were wearing boxing robes with hoods, so it was hard to see. The bouncers blocked the entrance of our row so we wouldn’t run up and touch them. DAMMIT! But hey, Donnie totally gave me a high five at the other concert I was at, so I can live with it. PLUS my friend and I met Jordan Knight years ago.

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There was loads of confetti and fireworks, which is fine with me. Erin and I had to pick a bunch of confetti from our hair and pockets after the show.

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One of my favorite parts of the concert was when Donnie had his son Elijah play drums during one of their songs. He did a fantastic job. Clearly inherited his dad’s musical talent. Speaking of inheriting musical talent, Joey Mac brought his son up on stage to sing. IT WAS THE MOST ADORABLE THING I’VE EVER SEEN! Then Donnie sang a song to his mom Alma, that was in the audience. She cried. Then he made out with Jenny (cue yucky face!). Oh man, it was such a fantastic show. I can’t wait to see them again.

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LA LA LA LA LA LA TO-NIGHT, TONIGHT!

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Tonight we’re headed to see NKOTB! This will be my sixth time seeing them, and I still get excited. We have floor seats. This will be my second time seeing them from the floor, but they aren’t quite as good as where I was last time. Oh well, good seats are good seats!

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I don’t know what it is about NKOTB, but I love them! They’ve stood the test of time with me, fan since kindergarten. To the point, one day at recess I told my friend to try and steal another girls giant New Kids pin. This plan didn’t work and we both had to stand against the wall for the rest of recess. 

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REVIEW: JUNE NADINE WEST SHIPMENT

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As much as I like StitchFix, their items run on the pricier side. I discovered a new company called Nadine West that is pretty similar! They give you 3-5 items that were picked for you by stylists after taking a profile quiz. A good thing about Nadine West, they do not charge a styling fee or shipping! So try on what you like, send back what you don’t and they will bill you for the kept items. The items are reasonably priced as well. Most items are between $15-$30 each, what a relief!

Anyway, this month I got a paisley tank top, cherry blossom necklace, and Aztec design earrings. I really liked the tank, but didn’t like the fit. I thought the neck and sleeves were too high, making it uncomfortable. The necklace is nice, but I have something similar. So I only kept the earrings from this shipment.

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