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Songs for Properly Jamming Out in the Car

Happy Thursday everyone!

This week, I have spent QUITE a bit of time in my car. I drove back from Florida, and since then I’ve been running wedding errands and just feel like my little red Nissan and I have become closer than ever.


But if you’re going to be in the car, you need something to keep you pepped up and going. That’s where the perfect car jams come into play!

Here are a few that are always winners in my book:

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift


Seriously, you can’t NOT sing along to this one. And if you’re me, you’re bobbing your head along to the song as well.

“Hey Ya” by Outkast


“Shake it like a Polaroid picture”? Absolutely! Well, at least as much as possible when driving.

“Raise Your Glass” by Pink


This is not only a great sing along song for the car, but you can definitely get in some good steering wheel drumming as well.

“Honey I’m Good” by Andy Grammar


As C’s niece constantly reminds me, “it’s just so damn catchy!”

Do you have any perfect car jams? I’m always looking for more!


Wedding Wednesday: We’re Engaged!

Well, I promised that there would be a big announcement yesterday…and then my day got insanely busy so here it is today! I’m engaged!!!!!

Yes, Boyfriend is no longer “Boyfriend.” I debated on what to call him, and since he’d still like a little bit of privacy, I told him I’d call him by his first initial, “C.”

I’ve now been engaged for more than a week. C did such a great job with the proposal–just perfect, simple, but SO us.

Last week, we were in Florida and had already spent a day and a half enjoying our fun in the sun. We knew that we wanted to make some yummy meals that week, so I volunteered to go to the store, pick up a pizza for that night’s dinner and then head back. After an ordeal with trying to finding an independent pizza joint in the area, I settled for a Pizza Hut and headed back to the house.

Once I got back, C was sitting in our bedroom and said that he had just started an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but then he asked if I was ready for an evening walk on the beach. “But the pizza will get cold!” I protested. True story: I will forgo almost anything for hot pizza. C hesitated for a moment and then said, “You’re right–we should eat.”

We ate and chatted. At one point, he mentioned something that happened when he and Linus were at the beach and I thought, “Oh man, they went back to the beach without me?” But then I carried on.

After we ate, we headed across the street towards the beach, and C said, “Oh wait, I saw something cool over here earlier.” He led me to the neighbor’s porch, which overlooks the beach. I jokingly pointed out a stupid sign that the neighbor had posted and then started looking on the floor of the porch to try and find whatever it was that he thought “was cool.”

Then C smiled at me and said, “Look at that” and pointed towards the beach…


I gasped and then looked at him, said “YES!” and threw my arms around him! Then he opened a clam shell and inside was a ring made of origami.


We ordered my ring a few days later, but that’s for another post. In the meantime, we’re on cloud nine and are so so so happy!

I’m glad to FINALLY link up with Macy and Nikki for Wedding Wednesday!

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Roadtripping with Your Loved One and a Pup: How to Travel Happily

Happy Monday everyone! Yep, it me, back from Florida, and boy do I have some exciting news to post this week (more on this tomorrow, wink wink)! Thanks again to Macy, Kristin, Megan, Jacquelyn and Meg for guest-posting for me while I was enjoying some fun in the sun!

This trip was the first major road trip for Boyfriend and me. We’d gone on one before with another couple, but this would be the first time that the two of us hit on road on our own…well, kind of on our own, as we did have our big pup with us!


So today, I sat down with Boyfriend and we listed what we thought were some important tips for traveling together (and with a dog)!

Roadtripping With Your Loved Ones and Loved Pets

Be Comfy

As you know, our dog is QUITE large, which means that we are lucky enough to have two large dog beds. We knew that we would have to trade off sleeping, so whoever wasn’t driving was able to stretch out in the back with the pup. Not only was this WAY comfier that being in the front seat of my tiny Nissan, but also, it definitely made the pup happy.

Play a Game

We had at least 17 hours of driving ahead of us, so we knew that we would need a diversion that would be too distracting. Of course, driving is not the time to break out Connect Four, but something like the License Plate Game is the perfect way to stay focused on the road without succumbing to the potential boredom of watching exit numbers go by.



You don’t want to be drinking large amounts while you’re driving. It’s not just about avoiding multiple bathroom breaks, but being hydrated gives you the energy to keep driving. Plus, when you’re hydrated, you’re a lot less likely to get headaches or various other maladies that would cause you to take an extended break from the road.

Bring a Water Dish

This, I hope you realize, is only if you bring a dog with you. But especially if you’re heading south, like we were, the temperatures start rising, and your pup is going to get hot and thirsty. Whenever we stopped, we made sure to fill up Linus’s water dish, so that he would be just as hydrated as we were.

Take Small Snack Breaks

Beware the food coma! Having a snack can wake you up, but too much food can put you right to sleep. Also, even though it may seem simplest, try to avoid only sugary snacks because otherwise you’ll be fighting a losing battle. Plus, stopping for a snack gives you a great chance to…

Stretch When You Can


Boyfriend and I are not short people, and neither is the dog. Therefore, even with the extra space in the back, we still needed some time to stretch our legs. No matter your height, definitely give yourself the opportunity to walk around. It loosens up your muscles and will leave you in better shape for when you arrive at your destination.

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Guest Post from Meg of My Borrowed Heaven: 2016 runDisney Half Marathon Weekend Recap!

Good morning, Oh Hey! I Like That! readers.  My name is Meg, and I blog over at Borrowed Heaven.  I write about everything from my life in Charleston, SC to my favorite recipes, and of course, my crazy cats.  I am also a huge Disney fan!  Because two of Lauren’s 101 in 1001 are to run Disney races, I’m excited to share the recap of my most recent runDisney weekend: The Glass Slipper Challenge in Walt Disney World.  This time around, I completed a 10k and half marathon, but since one of Lauren’s 101 is also to complete a Disney 5k, here and here are my links to runDisney 5ks.  Thanks so much for having me today, Lauren – I hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

(The following post first appeared on Borrowed Heaven.)  

I loved looking through these photos over the last couple of days while writing this post!  Mike and I had a fantastic time during our whole trip to Disney (here’s the recap of the parks), but the Princess Half marathon weekend was definitely a high point.  I had never run this much in one weekend (19.3 miles) or had the opportunity to run with Mike (FYI – happy belated birthday to him – the big 3-0 yesterday!).

This was my 4th runDisney weekend; my previous races were the Walt Disney World Half in 2012, as well as the Tinker Bell Half and Wine and Dine Half for the Coast to Coast medal in 2013.  The Princess weekend had always been on my bucket list, so now living only a few short hours away, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to run another race.  Plus, training in Charleston over the winter was much easier than my previous trainings in New England!

Mike and I arrived to Disney World on Thursday afternoon and headed straight to the Wide World of Sports for the Expo.  Apparently we missed the whole first-morning rush and didn’t have to wait in a single line to print waivers (left ours on the printer at home – haha!), pick up race bibs, or even at merchandise check out (they had also replenished all the stock so nothing was sold out)!  I was good this time and didn’t buy a million things I didn’t need (like I’ve done in the past).  A 19.3 magnet, 19.3 headband, pair of favorite compression running shorts with the Princess Half logo, and pins for each 3 medals were my souvenirs of choice.  No, Mike did not buy that shirt, but we did get a kick out of it!

We spent the next two days at the parks, and before we knew it, it was time to wake up at 2:45am Saturday morning for the Enchanted 10k!  We donned our race gear (my shirt, my socks, Mike’s shirt) and headed to the buses.  If you ever run a Disney World race, I highly suggest staying at one of their resorts.  Many roads are closed throughout Walt Disney World on race mornings and parking is very scarce.  There was no line for the bus, and we got to Epcot with plenty of time to take a few photos with characters and dance around before heading to our corral.

At 5:30, the A corral began, and because they were super big corrals, we didn’t start until after 6:00.  We didn’t really have a race plan, but I told Mike I’d run or walk however much he wanted.  We set off out of Epcot and made a huge loop around their back lot.  We saw a couple of characters (the witch from Snow White as well as Pocahontas and Meeko) but didn’t stop.  We were on a roll and before we knew it, the race was half over at the 5k point.  Just after that, we entered Epcot through the Norway pavilion and headed around the world.  Here’s where we started seeing characters for which we wanted to stop.

I’m all about the “rare” characters: those you don’t see on a typical day visiting the parks.  We chose to stop for Jiminy Cricket (who I’d only ever seen once before on Earth Day) and Pinocchio in Italy then for Lumiere and Cogsworth in France.

After France, we turned left out of Epcot, towards the Boardwalk.  We kept running the whole Boardwalk loop (with only one stop to see Genie in his vacation garb – another character I hadn’t seen before) and headed back towards Spaceship Earth.  We did it! 6.1 miles of running with only three stops to see characters.  I was so proud of Mike!

After some quick showers, we headed over to Animal Kingdom for the day and went to bed early because the running wasn’t over yet!

The second day of 2:45am alarms seemed even earlier than the first.  I actually wore the same costume I wore for my Wine and Dine Half a couple of years ago, so getting ready was easy.  Once again, I boarded the bus to head back to Epcot.  This course was actually 100% the same as my very first half marathon, so I knew exactly what I expect.  What I also love about this course is that all of it is along the monorail (Magic Kingdom and Epcot), so Mike could (get a couple more hours of sleep than me,) take a bus to Epcot from the hotel, and ride the monorail back and forth to see me at 5 different spots throughout the race.
Well, before I knew it, I was 5:30 and time to start the race.  The corral starts went by much quicker than with the 10k, and because I got there early, I got to be in the front row for my corral.  After running the full 6 miles the day before, I wasn’t really sure how the half would go, but I figured I’d take off running and see what happened from there.
Miles 1-4 went by quickly, and I saw Mike at the transportation hub.  By mile 5, I was entering the Magic Kingdom and hadn’t yet stopped to see any characters so I was hoping for some good ones!

Running down Main Street is my absolute favorite.  Spectators are cheering, the music is blasting, and every runner is just so happy to have made it this far.  The whole race experience could not have been better, but my only disappointment were the character photo-op choices.  Like I said before, I like the rare characters, and Buzz, Anastasia and Drizella (Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters), and Jesse and Woody (all who you can see any day in MK) were just not doing it for me.  I was hoping for Prince Mickey and Princess Mickey or a whole slew of villains!  Exiting the Magic Kingdom, we finally saw some princesses and their princes, but no joke, the line would have taken 20 minutes, so I kept going.

Back around the Grand Floridian and Polynesian, right after the 10k mark, I saw Mike again.  Well, he saw me.  Thanks to the tracking texts he was receiving, he knew each time I finished another 5k.  That gave me an extra push!  Now for the hard part, that long run back to Epcot between miles 8 and 11.  The sun was in my face, and I was feeling those 6 miles from Saturday.  I decided to finally stop for a character between miles 9 and 10 – the heroes!  As I was waiting in line, Heather yelled my name.  She was only a few people in front of me, so she dropped back so we could take a photo together!

We ran almost the whole rest of the race together, and come to find out, our significant others had also found each other, so they were cheering for us as we entered back into Epcot!  (I look like I’m so ready to be done in the photo below right at mile 12.)

Luckily, the last mile through Epcot went by like a breeze, and before I knew it, the gospel choir at mile 13 was welcoming us to the finish line!

I did it!  19.3 miles in 27 hours.  After breakfast in bed (thanks, Mike) and a nap, we headed to the Magic Kingdom to celebrate!  I’m so happy I ran the Princess weekend and came out with the Glass Slipper Challenge medal.  If you are a Disney lover, you should definitely give this race a try!  The weather is perfect this time of year and everyone at these events is always so happy.

While I had an absolute wonderful time at this race, I am happy to report that I am officially retired from half marathons.  However, that doesn’t mean I’m retired from runDisney.  Mike had such a fantastic time during the 10k that he, too, now has the running bug, and we are hoping to head back to Disney World next spring for the 10k portion of the Star Wars – Dark Side Half Marathon weekend as well as Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival!


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Guest Post from Jacquelyn of The Lowcountry Mama: Topics for Pinterest Secret Boards!

Hey yall! I’m Jacquelyn and I blog over at The Lowcountry Mama, where I write about motherhood, natural living, DIY, and life in Charleston. I’m super excited to be guest posting for Lauren today while she’s on her much-needed vacation! Ever since she posted about her Pinterest secret boards, I’ve had a post set up in my drafts folder to reveal what MY secret boards are. So, I guess in a way they’re not really going to be secret anymore haha

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Wedding Ideas

When I was planning my wedding I kept a few secret boards, many that I’ve now made public. If you look at my wedding dress board it’s so obvious what my gown silhouette was going to be.. I mean right? So I kept that secret until after the wedding. I still have a board in there called “Fun Wedding Ideas” with random guest activities and ideas. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise! I also kept my invitation inspiration private until after the fact.

Design Ideas

I’m a graphic designer, and I keep a secret board for design inspiration. I guess I feel like it’s kind of a scatter-brained board so I don’t make it public. I also like to keep my design style kind of secret.. so that clients can judge me for my actual work and not my inspiration. When I’m designing a logo or a website, I also like to pin competitor logos and sites to have them all in one place, that way I can design one better =)

New and Unfinished Boards

At a Pinterest meeting once that I had with some other bloggers, I was told that you should avoid making your boards public until they have a substantial amount of pins. I follow this rule to a point, and also sometimes I don’t know if I’m sure of a certain topic for a board, so I wait until it’s definite before making it public. Right now I have a few boards that aren’t as cohesive as I’d like them to be, so I’m keeping them secret until I have a chance to refine them.

Gift Ideas

This goes without saying- I don’t want people looking on my Pinterest and being like OH that’s where she got my gift idea!

Party Planning Ideas

I keep these secret for the most part. My baby’s 1st birthday party board is public, but for showers, bachelorette parties, e.t.c. that I’m planning I like to keep them under wraps.

What boards do you keep secret? I hope to meet some of you over at my blog!


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Guest Post from Soup of the Day: Guide to Exploring Charm City

Happy Wednesday everyone!! While I’m sunning myself on the beaches of Florida, Megan from Soup of the Day is helping me out with an awesome blog post today! If you’ve ever thought of visiting Baltimore, then Megan is an incredible resource for all things Charm City! Today she shares her guide to exploring Baltimore, and even as a Baltimore gal myself, I felt like I learned so much!

Don’t forget about the giveaway (at the end of the post)!

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Over the past three years of living in Baltimore, Maryland I think it’s safe to say that I have checked out many of the awesome things to do around this little city. There are still plenty of activities on my Baltimore Bucket List and I intend to knock those off soon, but for the most part I’ve immersed myself into the happenings in Charm City.

Whenever friends and family members reach out for suggestions on things to do I always start from scratch sending them suggestions and links to various activities and restaurants. It occurred to me that I could just make a Baltimore Guide with my top suggestions and post it on the blog so when a friend needs a recommendation I can zip over the URL and wish them a good visit!

If you have one day or a long weekend to visit Baltimore I suggest you check out some of these spots!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the most delicious, in my opinion. We are not hurting for awesome breakfast places, that’s for sure! Check out Blue Moon Café in Federal Hill or Fells Point.

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Lunch on the go is my philosophy when visiting a new place. Who has time to sit down for three meals? No one! Swing by Nalley Fresh in the harbor to build your own salad or soup bowl.

Dinner is my favorite meal of the day and the best time to relax and enjoy a good meal. My recommendations are Sobo Café (get the chicken pot pie), Verde (pesto pizza all the way) and Warehouse 518 for an ambiance that you can’t get elsewhere.

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Looking for a little night cap before bed? Head to Wit & Wisdom and enjoy their patio seating with a view of the harbor!

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There’s so much to do in Baltimore! If I had to give my top three recommendations they would be walking through Fells Point, taking a tour of Camden Yards and going inside the Bromo Seltzer Tower.

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For the best views of Baltimore you have to go to the 27th floor of The World Trade Center and visit the top of Federal Hill. Both hold so much history and there’s no better way to take in this gorgeous city.

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For a sneak peek into the artistic side of Baltimore you need to check out Graffiti Alley and wander around Station North.

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 Bottom line- there is plenty to do in Baltimore and I’m constantly discovering new activities! Let me know if you wanna do any of these- I’ll come along too!

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Guest Post from Kristin of Mama & Mou: Liebster Award Answers!

Good Morning Oh Hey! I Like That readers! My name is Kristin and I blog over at Mama & Mou. My blog is primarily about my life as a mom to my 3 year old daughter Kenley and my arriving-any-time-now baby boy currently nicknamed Ziggy. 
I’m excited to be babysitting Lauren’s blog today while she’s off enjoying some vacay time!
A few weeks back, Lauren was sweet enough to nominate me for a Liebster Blogger Award! While I was super excited {and honored!}, I totally dropped the ball on writing the required post so I thought I’d just totally break the award’s rules and answer Lauren’s questions today on her own blog.
What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? My favorites were for sure Art or English, I’ve always been more of a creative person so those subjects came more naturally and were more enjoyable for me. The worst was hands down MATH, my brain just does not work the way it needs to to figure out some of those problems.
What is your favorite home-cooked dish? It’s a Greek dish called Dolmades {stuffed grape leaves}. They are SO GOOD. My mom makes them every Christmas and my brother and I fight over them. There are a lot of restaurants and even delis that attempt to make them, but they don’t hold a candle to my family’s recipe. I wish I had some right now.
What is the first thing you do in the morning? Get a cup of coffee. I cannot function until I have that first sip.
What is your biggest pet peeve? I feel like I have an unusually large amount of pet peeves,  but I think my biggest is when people are unaware of their surroundings. Like at the mall…when people aren’t paying attention to anyone but themselves – it drives me nuts! 

What is your favorite thing about blogging? The awesome people I’ve been able to “meet”. It’s so fun interacting with and connecting with women in similar stages of life from all over! I have made some of my very best friends through blogging and have been fortunate enough to meet some of them in real life!

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What is the biggest thing you have ever won (if anything)? Oh gosh, this is silly but it’s probably a Kevin Garnett shooting shirt that I won as a kid. It’s also probably the most excited I’ve ever been. HAHA.
What do you miss most about being a kid? NIGHT GAMES! I grew up in an awesome suburban neighborhood with a big group of kids. We’d get together every single night of the summer and just play and play and play outside until our parents made us come home. Those memories are some of the best of my life. It was such a carefree time – I miss those days.
What is the first thing you notice when meeting someone new? This is a tough one. I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of character and tend to have a good read on people right away, so I think I notice overall demeanor and attitude before anything else? If that makes any sense.  
What is your favorite movie? TITANIC! I am a huge, huge, huge Leo fan and it just doesn’t get much better than Titanic. I’m one of those freaks who saw it like 7 times in the theater and even had a bootleg VHS copy before it came out. Even after nearly 20 years {gasp!}, it maintains to be my most favorite movie. 

If you had a day all to yourself, what would you do? Oh how glorious this would be! I would definitely start with a soy chai and strawberry croissant from People’s Organic, then (assuming it’s summer because summer is my favorite) I’d hit the pool for day in sun reading a book (or magazines) and floating in the water, then I’d hit the spa for some pampering and then meet my best girlfriends for a glass of wine or five. 

If you became president, what is the first thing you would do? Abolish Kim & Kanye {see this post}. No, but seriously, I would figure out this ridiculous maternity leave system of ours. I’m pretty passionate about new moms receiving at least SOME paid time off to ensure they are focusing on themselves and their brand new baby and aren’t forced to return to work too soon.

Then I believe I was suppose to also write 11 random facts about me…

1. I am obsessed with the TV show FRIENDS (I watch at least 2 episodes every night) // 2. New York City is my most favorite place to visit // 3. I’m Greek // 4. I’m deathly afraid of birds (I know, I know) // 5. Laying in the sun is my favorite thing in life (besides the people I love) // 6. I owned a coffee shop for 2 years // 7. Chardonnay is my beverage of choice // 8. I’m a college sports fanatic (basketball & football) // 9. I was born in Colorado // 10. I have a two-way tie for favorite animal between a turtle and an otter // 11. I’ve been blogging for SEVEN years 
Thank you Lauren for trusting me with your blog today! And thank you all for reading! I hope you stop by Mama & Mou and say hi! 

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Guest Post from Macy of To Travel and Beyond: 10 Lessons I Have Learned from Shows on Netflix

Hello Oh Hey! I Like That readers! I am Macy from To Travel and Beyond and I’m so excited to be guest posting for a day while Lauren is away on vacation! I hope you enjoy this post about lessons you can learn from Netflix shows.

10 lessons from Netflix

We have all heard the saying “Netflix and chill” by now. While the meaning behind the “chill” is up for debate, that Netflix part has turned into an essential part of many lives these days. From winding down in the evening with a good show, to binge watching an entire season of a series over the weekend, it’s something many of us turn to in times of boredom and entertainment. The good thing about this, is there are lessons to be learned by many shows on Netflix, you just have to watch the right ones.

Here are 10 shows and their corresponding lessons you might learn

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1- The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Starting it off with a Netflix original here. Kimmy was thrown into a life that she didn’t know existed, and turned it around to make it into a fresh start. This showed us that someone can adapt to change and make a fun life out of it.

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2- One Tree Hill

This show has everything from first (or tenth) love, divorce, wonderful friendships, painful endings, and so much more. One thing about OTH is that you can learn from the characters mistakes, but the main lessons is finding out who your true friends are. Find the gals and guys that will be there for you through thick and thin, even when your family isn’t.

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3- New Girl

Some people have a specific type of person in their head to be successful and popular. New Girl shows us that you can be quirky, a bit weird, and sometimes awkward yet still have great friends and a wonderful life.

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4- Gilmore Girls

Another show with many life lessons, but the most important being the bond between a mother and a daughter. If you look at the relationship Rory and Lorelai have, you will likely be envious and want to make sure you are able to have that type of friendship and love, instead of the bickering always present between Lorelai and her mother.

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5- Friday Night Lights

Anything is possible if you are willing to work together as a team. Sometimes you need to take a break from the drama, move past grudges and accomplish something.


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6- Greys Anatomy

If bad things happen, more bad things can still happen, but you might be more prepared. If anyone has been through something and had to fight a similar situation again, it is the cast from Greys Anatomy. I’m not sure how the storyline keeps flipping the same problems and keeping the audience so involved, but it continues to happen season after season. These people know how to deal with things and get stronger from it.


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7- Friends

Having a solid group of friends that accept you for exactly who you are is so important. You will need these people at every stage throughout your life, and it’s even better when you are able to go through phases together…from across the hallway.

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8- Parenthood

Another show that relates to family sticking together and having each others backs. Not everyone is the same, each person in a family will do things differently, from how to react to problems, discipline their kids, and so much more. This show is a great example of different methods of life working together to still be close and have a strong bond.

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9- Gossip Girl

Having an endless wardrobe, piles and money and hot friends won’t stop the world from dealing you a bad hand every now and then. Nobody has the perfect life, and sometimes you have to find a way with dealing with that….even in Louboutins

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10- Fixer Upper

I’m pretty show Chip and Joanna can teach anyone, anything, but the key in this show is turning nothing into something. If you go towards a goal with an open mind and develop a plan, you are more likely to succeed.

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Five on Friday: Five Things I Can’t Wait to Do on Vacation

Guys guys GUYS!!!! Today’s the today! We leave for vacation TONIGHT!!!!!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to leave for vacation. First of all, it’ll be our first extended vacation as a couple (I’m not counting Boyfriend’s work trip because, well, he had to work), and we’re bringing the big puppy along!

So in preparation for leaving tonight (as if I needed more reasons to get excited), here are five things I can’t wait to do on vacation!

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When we were first dating, Boyfriend and I went on a road trip to Vermont and Canada with two of our friends. This, however, will be the first road trip that’s just us. We’ve made out a plan outlining who will drive, when and where to stop for meals and for puppy running around time, and what time we expect to arrive. We’re of course going to play the License Plate Game (we’re total adults), and I’m excited to ask and find out the answers to these 30 Questions to Ask Your Love.

2. Hit the Beach

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The weather in Maryland has not exactly been predictable lately. It was over 70 degrees one day and then it snowed a few days later. But judging by the weather predictions, it will be close to 80 degrees and sunny almost every day we’re in Florida, so I’ll be laying a towel out on the beach, grabbing my floppy hat and a cold drink and relaxing away!

3. Appalachicola

When Boyfriend and I visited Florida in January, we didn’t have enough time to visit the little town of Appalachicola. I haven’t been in years, but it’s a really cute seaside town with quaint shops, and best of all–it’s all dog-friendly! So Linus, get ready pup, cuz we’re going to town!

4. Shrimpin’

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The last time we were in Florida, Boyfriend was able to try his hand at catching shrimp for the first time. He caught a few, but this year, he’s DETERMINED to catch some for dinner most nights. Even if he doesn’t, I know that he’s have a great time perfecting his shrimpin’ game.

5. Runnin’


Several weeks ago, I was sick, so I thought the best thing to make me feel better would be to sign up for a 5k. Therefore, I’ll be running the Meridian Run in Tallahassee on the 23rd. Hopefully it won’t be too hot early in the morning, but either way, I’ll get to cross off another state on my Run a Race in Every State Bucket List!

I can’t wait to tell all of you about my adventures, but in the meantime, I’m lucky enough to have some wonderful ladies taking over my blog next week, so please check out their posts!

Linking up for Five on Friday!


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International Moment of Laughter Day!

It’s International Moment of Laughter Day everyone!

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Oh, you’ve never heard of this? Okay, to be honest neither had I until recently, but seriously, very few things in the world beat a good ole belly laugh! With that in mind, I’m going to do my very best today to make you have at least one moment of laughter, but if you end up chuckling several times, then even better!!

World's most annoyed puppy
World’s most annoyed puppy
We were fully prepared to hilariously deliver that baby!
We were fully prepared to hilariously deliver that baby!

Did it work?? Are you laughing?? Feel free to share anything that has made you laugh recently!

And of course, don’t forget the giveaway!!!

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Thoughts for Thursday