High Five for Friday! #H54F

Better late than never, huh? I left my phone at home and I’ve had a busy week! The weird thing is….I’ve done do many fun things but I haven’t had any time to blog about them! The paradoxical life of a blogger…sigh…

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1. Fun fresh new nails!

2. Bowling! I didn’t do too bad, either!
3. First XA! It was my first time back on campus since my transition off and it was very emotional…but wonderful to be there.
4. Jen’s Bachelorette Party! So fun to celebrate the bride!
5. Steak & Cake. I got to hang out with Rae for like 5 seconds. We ate steak & cake. Perfect.

Fun week. I also did something a little crazy today with Abby…but I don’t know if I’m ready to publicly share it! Here was my face right before…

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Oh and no I didn’t get a tattoo. Promise.

K have a great weekend everyone!!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth!
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High Five for Friday! #H54F

The majority if my top five this week revolve around food. Food is one of my fav things and so very communal.

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1. Nami Cupcake. Tried on for the first time- totally delicious. The majority of my yelp reviews are about how much I hate various cupcake shops across the country. Nami takes the …..cake! (I’ve been full of bad puns lately…haha)

2. Sweet Republic…..I can’t wait to do a full Good Eats write up in this place. BEYOND amazing. BEYOND.

3. Being spoiled. I’ve been staying with my mom during her AZ vaycay. This includes such perks as an afternoon cheese plate and my laundry getting done. I’m basically living the life.

4. Kayaking! So fun and so bucket list fulfilling!

5. Roaring Fork to celebrate “Maggie’s half birthday.” Amaze. Can’t wait to write about this place too!

Ok so Rae is actually coming this weekend and tomorrow is Jen’s Bachelorette party! We’re going karaoke-ing! I am so so so excited!

Have a great weekend!
Xoxox

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth!
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#7 Do some fun active things: kayaking!

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My original thought for #7 was to go on a night hike, but when Abby Miller suggested kayaking I was….on board. Hahah I had just replaced by iPhone screen so i was nervous to bring it out on to the water. Soooo… I bought a disposable camera for the occasion! It reminded me of bringing several to summer camp! it was kind of fun to have to be selective about what photos i took and to have the anticipation of getting them developed. Abby brought her iphone, though…so i have a little bit of both.

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We decided to go last Saturday… the hottest day on record since 1992. We took the light rail down for and easy trip & rented kayaks from Tempe Boat Rentals for $15/hr.

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High Five for Friday! #H54F

This was a hard week to pick a top five! So many great things and people and food! Here are my top 5 faves!

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1. Blackfish. OMG I went with Christina to see the documentary Blackfish and it was crazy. I don’t even care about animals and it made me want to save all the whales in the world! Or at least at sea world! Go see this movie! On the Christina note- her system in her car is also one of my favs. I got to experience how music was meant to be played….with a lot of bass.

2. THIS WATER BOTTLE! My mom got me this sick waterbottle from AJ’s that has a citrus juicer on the bottom! I’m obsessed!

3. Lolo’s! I had the pleasure of having lunch with the ever sassy & scandalous Claudia. She adds spice to my life.

4. Last Dinner with Dad. Culinary Drop out is bomb. My family is bomb. Enough said.

5. Green with the Girls. Thankful for them. And soy ice cream that doesn’t make me want to die afterwards. Sigh….

See?! Isn’t that a great week!? Honorable mention goes to getting my shattered phone screen fixed! If you need phone assistance- go to Itechs! They are not paying me to say that- they are honest, fair priced, and fast! I was super impressed with their service!

Rae’s coming in to town this weekend AND I’m going kayaking so I’m pretty stoked about this weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?!?!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth!
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Fight For Beauty- a must watch

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Last week, I had the privilege of attended an event called “Fight For Beauty,” hosted by Freedom City Church. Rihanna was sharing her story of recovery from, freedom from , and triumph over an eating disorder. I was crying before she even took the mic. You can watch it in it’s entirely here:

It spurred on lots of good conversations afterwards and really challenged me to think about how I treat my self and my body. I think I’m still processing the night. Rihanna shared about how she recorded affirmations and listened to them every night. (I know! That freaks me out to even hear that!) but here they are…so so so powerful. Dangl

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I’ve been slowly trying to read them in my car every day in the morning. I’ve already passed them along to a few friends. And now I share them with you! Such a cool night. Watch the video! And let me know what you think! (Listen for my shout out!)

some of my instafavs

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Guys I love Instagram. I use it more than any other social media platform. I think it’s because my fav people are active on it…or something. I just like it. I thought I’d share some of my favorite people I follow that I don’t actually know in real life. šŸ™‚

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1. @letthelordbewithyou Oh Lord Scott Disick…you are just one of the most entertaining characters in all of reality TV. If you don’t watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you probably will think he’s just another rich idiot…which he is. But he is just not aware at all of how ridiculous he actually is…which makes his instagrams of bajillion dollar watches all the more entertaining.

2. @eurasia_cafe Wow…bet they never thought they’d end up on a list with Scott Disick. Haha Anyway, I love Eurasia Cafe in general but I especially love that their social media and graphic design is done so well! They sell/market coffee and use the proceeds to bring the Good news to places that have never heard. I’m a fan. šŸ™‚

3. @fitgirlrecovered. I asked Maggie what instagrams she recommended and her response was, “What? Like fitgirlrecovered?” Haha but seriously- this is Rihanna’s health & fitness account. If you’re looking for a balanced approach to getting fit, this account is perfect for you! No “omg I just ate stevia! Cheat meal!” posts here.

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4. @WhereShouldWeEat I have a lot of opinions about most things but I am very passionate about good food– especially in the Phoenix area. This account posts about all sorts of restaurants in the Valley and is connected to a website by the same name. Every time they post I think, “Welp, I’m adding that one to my list!” A must follow for Phoenix Foodies!

5. @kristin_ess Sigh….Kristin Ess….. The genius behind/cofounder of The Beauty Department and my beloved Lauren Conrad’s hair stylist. I just love her style & overall aesthetic. Plus she has really cute handwriting.

6. @appsandapps This is an account that I just started following but I’ve already gotten some good ideas from it! They post the apps that “insta famous” people use to edit their photos and different ideas to make photos using apps! I would avoid reading the comments, though. They are almost as bad as @justinbeiber’s.

Honorable mentions go to @findthesloth (they haven’t updated in 4 weeks, but I love the concept!), @granmawithmuscles (Maggie’s other idea), @toneitup (super positive health account), @womenshealthmag (they always have fun weekend challenges that I never do), and me…duh @katiecannonnn.

Do you have any instafavs?!

High Five for Friday!

What a great week! I’ve been getting to spend lots of time with mom & dad while they’re in town! What a treat!

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1. Carly’s Going Away Party. I don’t want to talk about it.

2. Baseball game with the fam! So so so fun!

3. Casita Living. Ive been living it up & staying with my parents. I get bomb breakfasts like this! Amaziiiing.

4. Last Chance. After LGO, mom and I ventured to Last Chance- our annual 3 hour adventure. Check out all these accessories I snagged:

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5. Bingo! We didn’t win but we did enjoy grilled cheese and people watching!!!

Lots of fun coming up this weekend too- including the Fight for Beauty Event featuring Rihanna! Yay!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth!
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