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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?


Weekend of Fun! Weekend of Fun!

Hey Internet! I’m a little late with the whole posting-on-Tuesday thing, but I’m here so I’m counting it.

Today is the start of the new semester (well, technically it was yesterday but I only have Tuesday/Thursday classes so we are calling it today), so I am trying to start off the semester off well. (And by starting off the semester well I mean that I got home and took a 4 hour nap).

But more important than that, last night I got home from visiting the bestie in Denver for a long weekend. It was total magic. I only have a few pictures because I always get so caught up having fun that I forget to take pictures. It’s sad, but it’s also great to be so present that I forget Instagram exists. I think we could all use more of that in our lives, honestly.

Our Only Instagram Picture

Our Only Instagram Picture

Anyway, I went out to see the bestie in Miss Saigon. She played Kim, the main character and one of her all time dream roles, and she completely killed it. Literally. She killed it.

I went in only knowing three things about the show: 1) It’s about the Vietnam war. 2) At some point there is a helicopter. 3) it’s kind of a downer.
Guys, it was awesome. And so sad. I cried 3 separate times (which is really impressive if you take into account the fact that I am an emotionless robot) and ended up seeing the show twice because it was so good.

ALL THE SAIGON

It was also just a great weekend I best friend bonding. We went shopping and got pedicures and watched girly movies and ate all the good food. I also got to see some more of my favorite people – I went to our friend Katrina’s house during the bestie’s Friday night show and we watched Tangled and ate Thai food. On Saturday my wonderful friend Megan and I went to a cute little french restaurant before seeing the show.
It was so great to catch up with so many of my favorite people and to see my bestie performing a role she is so passionate about.
I also got some much needed downtime to process things before the semester started.

Weekend of Fun

I’m not gonna lie – it was REALLY hard going back to Orlando after such a great weekend. I’m still a little sad about it, but it was still totally worth all the sad panda feelings going on right now.

Sad Panda

Dat Sad Panda Doe

Where are some of your favorite people-visiting destinations Internet?

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P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney

Hello, Internet! Today’s post is coming to you from the beautiful state of Colorado. I’m Megan, and I’ve been fortunate to know Liz since we were in high school. Since she is such a dear friend of mine, I agreed to provide you all with a great story while she is recuperating from oral surgery and having a crazy-busy life.

Now Liz and I have had some great times together, which meant it was going to be difficult for me to pick the best story to tell on the blog. And while this story doesn’t necessarily feature Liz,it is certainly a story that neither one of us will ever forget.

Liz and Megan Collage

It was summer and I decided to host a little party for a bunch of my friends. If you know Liz or me, you know that our definition of party is to hang out at the house, eat some food, probably play some games, possibly watch “childish” movies, and basically just enjoy hanging out and not having to do homework. This time a few of my friends kicked things up a notch by walking to the nearby grocery store and purchasing some bubbles. No, that’s not code for anything. It was a beautiful day, and they wanted to blow some bubbles outside.

When I decided to join them outside, they mentioned that they were hearing some strange noises coming from the garden in my back yard. Even though I lived in suburbia, we did get a variety of animals wandering through the yard on occasion, so I was not terribly concerned. We headed towards the garden to see if we could figure out what was making the noise. Not finding anything in the garden, we instead turned our attention to my neighbor’s yard.

A few things to set the scene: my back yard backed up against their back yard, with a chain-link fence separating the two yards. Also, these particular neighbors had a love of plant-life. When I say love, I mean that their backyard was so dense with trees and bushes it was basically a jungle. So the task of looking for small animals in their yard was not an easy one. I was about to give up when we started hearing more rustling noises.

And then I saw a head.

It looked almost like a baby deer. It was too tall to be anything else. And we definitely had deer in the area.

And then it jumped.

“HOLY CRAP IT’S A KANGAROO!!”

That’s right, internet. As it hopped closer there was no denying this was a kangaroo. In my neighbor’s back yard. In suburban Illinois.

While my friends got closer to the fence, I ran back to the house to alert the rest of the party-goers that there was a kangaroo in the yard (effectively). Imagine one of those scenes in a cartoon where everyone rushes out of a building as a single mass and almost tramples the main character. That’s about what happened after the initial shock of “KANGAROO IN THE BACK YARD!” Thankfully I avoided being trampled and instead ran upstairs to inform my parents that our neighbors were harboring an exotic animal.

By the time I made it back outside, the kangaroo was nowhere to be seen, and my friends were all heading back towards the house. Apparently my neighbor had heard the commotion and come outside, informed everyone that the animal was, in fact, a wallaby, and then carried the poor creature inside away from all the ogling teenagers.

And yes, apparently it is legal to own a wallaby in the US. We checked. Sadly, I never saw the wallaby again. I hope it lived a long and happy life in suburbia.

Love Megan

 

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Five on Friday | I May Just Start Having to Number These Because Titles are Hard

Hey Internet! It’s Friday! Rejoice!!

It has been a BUSY week around here, so let’s jump in!

One.
Camping.
In case you missed it, this Tuesday I told the first part of my first-ever camping story. It’s a real doozy, so if you didn’t catch it you can read it here and stop by next Tuesday to hear the ending. (It’s great!)

Two.
Catz.
If you follow me on instagram, you probably know that I am a tad bit obsessed with my cat, Binx. What you may not know is that I am a bit allergic to him. Now, this week I started leaving my bedroom door open while I sleep (something I never do because I think it makes me break out). I am trying to prepare him (and me) for a day in the future when I move out. My cat is prone to anxiety and I am afraid he won’t adjust well if I ever take him out of the company of my current cats. But at some point I need to move out, and I can’t just abandon my cat! So I have a question for you, Internet: Do you have any allergy secrets? I am taking Claritin. Is there something that works better for you? Because it’s been two nights with my cats having access to my pillows and I can feel a difference. (Note: a solution is NOT “don’t buy an animal you are allergic to” nor is  “get rid of your cats.” Given the choice between a bit of acne and a slight wheeze and no cats, I would choose allergies every time)

I mean - LOOK at that face.

I mean – LOOK at that face.

Three.
Friend Dates.
On Wednesday night, a friend from college and I met up and went to a wine bar and a fro-yo shop. It was pretty magical. We had some sangria and some warm goat cheese dip and shared a BLT Panini and then made our own  Fro-yo sundaes (they had Peanut Butter Fro-Yo AND Cake Better Fro-Yo – I. Was. In. Heaven.) Friend dates really are just so magical – It was great to catch up and to eat ALL THE FOOD and just hang out for the first time in WAY too long. Plus – WINE BAR!

Four.
Movies.
Guys – I have STILL not seen The Muppets Most Wanted or Divergent!  How has that even happened?!? It is very upsetting, but I have no idea when I will have time to remedy this situation. Have you guys seen them? Are they magic?

Five.
Food.
This past weekend my mom and I made our dining reservations for Disney this summer! We got some choice reservations and cannot wait for all the face-stuffing that will be taking place! Now we just have to figure out this new fast-pass system. Anybody out there have any tips or trick on that?

 5 on Friday

And there you have it! Have a happy weekend Internet! I hope it is magical!! As always, thanks to our lovely hosts:   AprilDarciChristina, and Natasha.

 Love, Liz