Breaking Rules with Bublé

I have a strict, strict, strict “No Christmas anything until Thanksgiving is over” policy. I’ve followed this rule for as long as I can remember, and thankfully my whole family religiously abides by it. To say I’m Christmas-obsessed would be a mammoth understatement. I’ve always believed that waiting until after Thanksgiving for all things Christmas-related is the best way to bottle up the holiday magic so it can basically just explode throughout December. The suspense created from waiting to hear the sweet melody of a Christmas carol until after Thanksgiving builds up major excitement and makes it that much more magnificent when I’m finally allowed to…

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Happy Halloween, Bitches.

Happy Halloweekend, lovelies! I cannot believe Halloween and October are already over! (53 days until Christmas, by the way.) Halloween felt very different this year. I think part of the problem was that I didn’t visit a Halloween store at all during October, and somehow an awkward visit to Spirit to peruse the creepy masks and typical Halloween costumes always makes me feel like, YES, it’s actually Halloween. I think things like this happen a lot as you get older, though. The feeling of certain holidays or events tend to shift and morph into something else. Things mean something different to you as…

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Forced Relaxation is Good for the Soul

I have major stress problems. I’m basically a ball of anxiety. My life goal for the past 20 years has been to figure out a way to reduce that anxiety and just chill out. Although I definitely have not found a miracle cure to zap the stress leech permanently attached to my brain, I have gotten much closer to finding things that actually wind me down. When I’m bursting with stress, I’ve found that sometimes I have to force myself to relax. As in literally make an appointment for a planned time to calm down and do nothing. Or in my case, an appointment to nap. My waves of crazy anxiety usually…

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Fall Favorites Tag!

The Fall Favorites tag has been floating around YouTube recently and I la-la-loooove it, so I thought I’d join in on the fun. A lot of these are torturously difficult because I can’t choose just one answer. I have commitment issues. So I put 2 things for most. Is that cheating? Don’t care! So here you have it — all my fall favorites on one epic page. Favorite Candle: Tamarind Spice…or Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin   I feel guilty because it’s so new to my life, but the Tamarind Spice candle from Target is the definition of fall. It smells sooooo warm and spicy. It’s the kind…

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I SCREAM FOR A LAB OF ICE CREAM

Today is apparently National Dessert Day, which means it’s basically a holiday created specifically for me. (Who even gets to decide it’s National Dessert Day…?) I didn’t know today was such a wonderful holiday until the world of Instagram and Twitter informed me, but it worked out perfectly because I coincidentally made my roommates a decadent chocolate lava cake last night right at midnight! So I’m either psychic or dessert is in my blood. Moving on.  In honor of National Dessert Day, let’s talk about…ICE CREAM LAB! If you live in the LA area but haven’t been here yet, HOP ON IT GIRL!…

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