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Galentine’s Day Recap

Hey Internet! I don’t know about you, but I have to work/school today and Monday’s got me being like this:

Tired Puppy

BUT I had a great Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day weekend and I wanted to pop in and share some pictures!

The weekend started at a BBQ restaurant with my carpool buddy on Friday. GUYS. This place. The food was AMAZING. ANDPLUSALSO? THERE WAS A CAT! AND the cat looked so much like Binx. I called him Binx II, and he crawled right into my lap and I maybe almost cried. Pictures:

Binx II DIS FOOD DOE Love at first sight

If you are ever in the area, the place is called Yellow Dog Eats and it is the best.

After lunch I went home and Adorabeezle and I finished Broadchurch (its a BBC crime series and its AMAZING. Go watch it on Netflix. Right now.)

Also, this happened. It’s a common occurrence, really, but I can never get over the cuteness:

Cat Love

Then I turned in for the night and spent some time reading Make it Happen. I’ve been reading this for a little over a month now, and it has been SO GOOD for my heart. I’ve been really savoring it and taking copious notes. So. Much. Goodness.

Make it Happen

Then Saturday was a sleep in and be productive kind of day. It seems weird, but I cherish the days I am free enough to really clean the kitchen. Just doing laundry and getting all the dishes done and organizing things. I LIVE for that on the weekends… Does this mean I’m officially a grown up? Maybe. Also? I cleaned ALL of my make up brushes. That may seem like small potatoes to you if you have your life together, but this was a big deal for me. I’m not going to tell you how long it’s been since I’ve done this, because I want you to think I’m a fancy person who isn’t living in filth. Just go with it.

A Thing of Beauty

After the productiveness, Adorabeezle came home from work and we hit up EPCOT for Galentine’s Day. (If you don’t know what Galentine’s Day is you need to watch Parks and Rec ASAP!!!)

What is Galentine's Day
The Best Day of the Year

We grabbed some fish and chips (I ate the fish. Adorabeezle ate the chips). and then we headed to France where we waited 20 minutes in line for a cocktail and then 20 minutes in line for the patisserie. We regret nothing.Fish and Chips Drank Drankin in EPCOTRaspberry Mousse

The drink was a specialty orange passion fruit slushie, that came in a “souvenir glass,” which I thought was kind of silly since it was just a sphere and made my drink cost three extra dollars, but it was delicious and I have NO REGRETS.

After Epcot, we came home and I treated myself to a nice lush bath bomb bath complete with Christmas lights, candles, poor girl sangria (wine with a splash of oj and some cut up oranges) a touch of chocolate and a episode of Fixer Upper on my Kindle.

Bath of Champions

Sunday was church and then ALL THE ERRANDS. I did some cooking for the week and finished some apartment projects I’ve been putting off. I also put together a breathtaking doughnut diorama. Because I don’t play around when it comes to holidays or doughnuts.

Breathtaking Doughnut Diorama

The rest of the night was spent with netflix and putting that souvenir glass to good use:

Succulent globe succulent

(yes the succulent is fake – who do you think I am? a real grown up person?) But I’m fairly certain the moss I bought from Joann’s is real… which kind of freaked me out…

Anyway, that was my Galentine’s weekend, Internet. How was yours?


The Story Behind The Best Song Ever

Hey Internet!

I hope you are having a fantastic week thus far! After Adorabeezle’s amazing playlist post yesterday, I decided to join you today with the backstory of what has become maybe the most important song of the Titanic (our apartment is name the Titanic, if you are new to these parts).

Once upon a time, during the fall semester of 2014, life was hard. I had classes every Monday – Thursday and was working for the Mouse Friday-Sunday, which means I had zero days off. Zero. Days. Off. It was hard and I was very tired. my Monday/Wednesday class was a 6-8 evening class and I had to be back on campus (an hour+ away) the next mornings at 7. Needless to say, some days the motivation was lacking.

On one such Monday I was having a really hard time getting myself to my evening class. I was tired and was in the middle of doing laundry and just was not having it. As I tend to do, I tried to pass off the “should-I-go-should-I-not?” question on Adorabeezle. I kept asking her what she would do if she we me, and to answer she broke into song:

“What would you do if your son was at home?
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor –
‘Cuz he’s hungry,
And the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money.
And his daddy’s gone –
Somewhere smokin’ rock now –
In and out of lockdown.
I ain’t got a job now.
So for you this is just a good time, but for me this is what I call life.”

To me the message was clear: “You’re right. I should go.”

So I put on real pants and packed a dinner and was getting ready to leave when Adorabeezle realized I was about to abandon her for the rest of the evening. She told me that maybe she had sung too soon, and she didn’t really want me to leave. Again, she turned to song:

“Oh baby you – you got what I NEEEED!”

… I didn’t go to class that night, Internet. The power of song is REAL.

After that night, City High’s “What Would You Do” kind of became our anthem. We found ourselves constantly singing it to motivate ourselves. She added it to my Rock Dem Finals Playlist (one of us will share this GEM sometime soon). We even adapted it to more closely fit our lives***:

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You know…. Normal texts to normal people. #AdorabeezleWinterpop #whatwouldYOUdo

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***(This makes the most sense if you know that I work in research)

Do you and your friends have any special songs?

For your enjoyment:


AdoraBlogs: My Baking Playlist

Hi guys, it’s me again, Adorabeezle Winterpop! Today I want to talk about one of my hobbies: baking!

I’m not very good at cooking, but I love to bake. It’s how I dealt with stress during my senior year of college. And of course you need music while baking, so here is my (dessert specific) baking playlist!

Cookies
Cookies are made for one of two reasons: either you are super happy, and yeah cookies! or you need to eat your feelings. But we’re not going to focus on those, because let’s face it, if you’re like me that dough is skipping the oven and going straight to your mouth.

For good mood cookies, try:
“Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
“Put Your Records On” – Corrine Bailey Rae
“Love on Top” – Beyonce
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
“Shake It Off” -Taylor Swift

Brownies
Brownies are indulgent, chocolate-ly goodness. They are fudge-y and sometimes they have frosting and they’re everything that’s good in the world. This is where your guilty pleasure jam comes in, whatever it may be.

So for me and Liz, it’s these gems:
“Buy You a Drank” – T-Pain
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
“What Would You Do?” – City High
Literally anything by N*SYNC

Pie
Pies are a wholesome and all-American dessert. Do you know what else is a wholesome and all-American dessert? Taylor Swift. My girl is (*Chris Traeger voice*) literally the best choice when baking a pie.

Are you baking a pie for your Grandma? Or for the aesthetic of putting it on your windowsill to cool like a 1950s lady? That’s an “Our Song” pie.

But maybe it’s an angry, revenge pie a la Sweeny Todd (side note: I’ve never seen Sweeny Todd because I’m scared). That’s a “Bad Blood” pie. If you can’t make up your mind whether your pie is sweet as sugar or just sugar covering up poison, play “Blank Space” and you’ll be fine.

New Recipe
Going into the unknown requires courage! Especially when the unknown is a new dessert, and for that you need music that inspires confidence. For this list we’re going straight to the Mouse.

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” – Mulan
This one has a proven track record! I made cookie brownies for the first time listening to this and not only did they turn out great, but I felt like a badass the entire time.

The Pirates of the Caribbean theme
Literally nothing is impossible when this plays in the background. I just because the ruler of a small European nation using only chocolate mouse.

“Go the Distance” – Hercules
Can you feel it? This song wants you to succeed! It says, “I believe in you and your frosting skills!”

What about you guys? Do you like to listen to music when you bake?

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*** A note from Liz: Doesn’t Adorabeezle makes the BEST playlists?! The playlist she made me for finals last fall was basically responsible for me getting an A in Calc III. Also, I’m gonna be making this girl bake WAY MORE PIES from here on out!


An Internet Surprise!!

Surprise, Internet! It’s Adorabeezle Winterpop! Liz asked me to do a guest spot on her blog, so here I am! In my blogging days I was a fashion and beauty writer, but I don’t do that anymore. It was quite exhausting to be honest. So I’ll be here from time to time talking about… stuff? I don’t know yet. We’ll figure that out. I’d thought I start with Liz’s (In)Frequently Asked Questions. Here we go!

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Would I be really boring if I said flurries? I like candy all up in my ice cream.

Q: If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be?
A: Sugar Maple. You probably didn’t know this, but I come from a line of maple syrup producers and I eat waffles at least twice a week.

Q: What is your favorite show to marathon?
A: I think it’s a tie between Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Minds

Q: What is your guilty pleasure jam?
A: This is hard because “guilty pleasure” implies that there’s a certain amount of embarrassment implied, and I am not ashamed of my music. However, this one requires more explanation:

Q: What is your favorite jam in terms of preserves?
A: Grape. There is only grape.

Q: Are you pro-daylight-savings-time?
A: I like the one where you get more sleep.

Q: What IS it with Michelle Pfeiffer?
A: I DON’T KNOW! I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. WHY ARE THEY SO OBSESSED WITH HER??

Q: What are your top three crafting activities?
A: Um, planning to craft, never actually crafting, waiting for Liz to craft something for me.

Q: If you were a baked good, what would you be?
A: Cookies are wonderful. I am wonderful. Therefore I am a cookie.

Q: Who is your spirit animal?
A: Probs this guy
This Guy

So that’s my extremely brief introduction. See you soon, Internet!

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***A note from Liz: Hey Internet aren’t you SO EXCITED to meet Adorabeezle. Fun fact: she actually wrote most of these questions in the first place.***


The Great and Fantastic Birthday of Adorabeezle Winterpop!

So Internet, after my really distracting night last Monday, I thought I would join you today (A Friday! What is happening?!) to tell you all about my roommate, Adorabeezle Winterpop’s birthday.

Last Friday Adorabeezle Winterpop celebrated turning 24, and we started the celebration off right – by seeing Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters on Thursday night. Now I don’t want to spoil it for you but Pitch Perfect 2 was kinda wonderful – I mean (spoiler alert) SNOOP DOG SINGS A CHRISTMAS SONG. I literally can’t it was amazing. Go see it right now if you haven’t. You are flippin’ welcome.

Anyhoo, the next day we got spiffed up and went to the Magic Kingdom!

Selfie On a Tram

A few highlights: A wonderful custodial cast member stopped us and made Adorabeezle a SUPER FANCY birthday button!

We rode some rides!

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We took a bunch of selfie’s with characters.

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We ate our faces off at Boatwright’s Dining Hall.

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We ended the night in a hammock at the Port Orleans Riverside.

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It was basically a magical day filled with magical memories.

What is your favorite birthday memory, Internet?