August: Always, Adorned, and Addicted

What’s up, loverlies?

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Just popping in with a “Currently” post and them I’m off to enjoy more of this ahhhhhhmazing August weather before I have to get ready for work. Seriously, it feels like fall but looks like summer (read: no humidity has this long mane looking fahhhhBUlous).
Yep, I could definitely get used to this.

And before I forget: The winner of my favorite Soybu yoga capris has been selected. Check and see if it was you by clicking HERE! Thank you all so much for entering!

Alright now, let’s do tha damn thing!

Current Confession:

To clear up any confusion that THIS post may have caused (honestly, I was wondering how many people would actually catch it), I am NOT currently sporting anything sparkly on a certain finger BUT…we have been shopping!

*Insert shit-eating grin here*

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

Current Book:

 As of right now, I’m midway through the fourth Harry Potter book, The Goblet of Fire. Though I’m pretty sure I could just keep my hand over the spine and tell everyone I’m reading War and Peace. I’m looking at you Mr. Seven Hundred Thirty-Fifth page! Well, not at this exact moment…but I will…by next week at least. 😉

Current Music:

So my music soul mate just introduced Jason and me to RL Grimes a couple of weeks ago. Since then, this song has been on repeat on both our phones. Oh and can I just say, this little bear equalizer thingie? Totally reminds me of this game from when I was a kid. Anyone else remember Hair Bear? So.much. FUN…for about five minutes, right?

Jewelry Selfie

Current Guilty Pleasure:  

So a couple of weeks ago, my mom hosted another Premier Jewelry show. I wore my new gems I bought during MY last party. Then I proceeded to spend a hundred bucks on more. And I signed up to host another show. And now I want about ten more items. I keep trying to tell you…I HAVE A PROBLEM!!!

Current Entertainment:

Let’s just say that I’m bordering the need for an intervention when it comes to Pinterest lately. What started as an innocent app addition to my phone later turned into every single inactive moment of every day is spent looking at sparkly things, or house decorating ideas, or DIY crafts, or cheesy dip recipes or…well, let’s just say I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow, my phone suddenly burst into flames and turns to ash before my eyes.

Current Wish/Needs:

Well, by the look of this Pinterest board, I need some construction paper, an old T-shirt, a leaf, a couple of doilies, some spray paint, and about 400 aluminum cans. Oh and about three months off from work to sit and home and DIY myself silly.
Hmm, that sounds kinda dirty doesn’t it? 😉

Wine & Grapes

Current Food:

Cotton candy grapes. Non-GMO fucking cotton.candy.GRAPES! Seriously people, if you’ve never tasted the sheer delight that is this sweet perfection of a fruit, you better get your ass to a store and find them QUICK! The season only lasts for a few weeks. I’m already on my third bag! 😉

Current Drink:

See that bottle of wine up there? How about in the three or four bottles that Jason and I have opened from Wine Fest, this ONE BOTTLE has been the only one that hasn’t tasted sickeningly sweet to me. Note to self: Drunken shopping sprees are NOT a good idea. Next year, the wallet stays with mom!

Current Triumphs:

On a spur-of-the-moment trip to K-Mart last night, I happened to find some patio furniture for next to nothing! Yep, no more dragging the couch cushions out onto the porch when I want a comfy place to sit…#noshame

Gym Selfie

Also? In the last week, I’ve made it to the gym FIVE times AND today, Jason and I hiked over three and a half miles at the park! I’m gettin’ ma groove back y’all!

Current Bane of Existence:

The four-hour drive to go see the girls every other week. And that’s just there. It’s another four hours back. Ugh. Needless to say, we’re counting down the days to fall break!

Current Blogger Crush:

Sorry guys, I’ve been too busy reading War and Peace. 😉

Brownie Batter Limited Edition Oreos

Current Indulgence:

Seriously?! Everybody knows the best part of making brownies is licking the bowl. Dear Nabisco, whatever crazy chemistry you’re doing in your test kitchens to get this stuff to taste SPOT on…please, DON’T STOP!!

August Flowers

Current Blessing:

On Wednesday, we went to see the girls. While we were there, we stopped in Whole Foods for a bit, when we came out, the girls surprised me with a bouquet of flowers they had bought while Jason distracted me. I almost burst into tears on the spot.

August Currently Selfie

Current Outfit:

Umm, is it bad that I bought this top to match my bracelet? 😉

Current Excitement:

Though I’m not on the edge of my seat quite like I was last year (Hello Portugal. The Man AND Arctic Monkeys in the same venue!), I am excited to be going ton LouFest 2015 in a couple of weeks if not for anything but to dance my ass off to some Misterwives!

Current Link:

www.loufest.com/lineup

Current Mood:

Is “like the luckiest woman in the world” a mood? If not, it should be.

What is your “current” triumph?

What about your “current” guilty pleasure?

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Soybu Review & Giveaway!

Happy Monday, guys!

As promised, I have a something fun for today…

Soybu Review & Giveaway from Kiss My Broccoli

Back in May, while retreating with my fellow Blends, I was introduced to a local Colorado company by the name of Soybu. As part of our free swag, Soybu gave all us ladies a pair of their top-selling leggings to try. And let me just say, those Killer Caboose leggings are rightly named because as soon as I put them on, my behind was like, Beyonce? Beyonce who?! 😉

The designers at Soybu create eco-friendly performance apparel for men and women that help us move seamlessly throughout all the activities of the day. The women’s collection in particular, is FULL of stylish designs that both feminine and functional. The only problem? When it came time for me to pick just THREE pieces to review, it took me a day in a half to decide! While I was tempted to order another pair of Killer Caboose Leggings in a different color, I decided to be diplomatic…

Soybu Clothing Review - Kiss My Broccoli

I ended up ordering the Jenissa Capris in charcoal, the Ariel Tank in charcoal, and the Alma Dolma Top in black.

I was a little nervous about ordering a form-fitting tank without trying it on first…especially since I’ve had a couple of omg-I’m-going-to-dislocate-my-shoulder-before-I-get-out-of-this-thing experiences in dressing rooms in the past. Luckily, the tank was very flattering…tight enough to accent my curves without riding up. Also? The built-in sports bra provides the perfect amount of support…even while running!

I went a little out of my comfort zone in selecting the outer top, but I really couldn’t be happier with it. I have pretty long arms so most of the time I end up pulling long sleeves midway up my forearms to feel comfortable but these sleeves actually FIT! Also, the fabric is so soft and I love the breathable mesh panels.

Selfie Booty Shot

Last BUTT definitely not least, I have to say there was absolutely NO regret in going with a different set of bottoms. These capris are so light, I don’t spend all day pulling them up, and oh yeah…look at ‘dat BOO-TAY! 😉

Now, all that being said, you guys should know that I am very picky particular about my clothing. I have to be 100% comfortable or I will not wear it. I’ve long since grown out of trying to convince myself I have to sacrifice comfort for style. Luckily, Soybu feels the same. And speaking of luck…Soybu has graciously offered to give my favorite piece, which turns out to be these Jenissa Capris to ONE lucky reader for FREE!

Cat Roar Selfie

Now if that’s not enough to make you feel like a tiger, I don’t know what is. Rawr baby…RAWR! <- Come on, you HAD to have seen that coming. 😉

Giveaway is open to US residents only. Enter for your chance to win by following the directions below. Giveaway will end at midnight (CST) on August 28, 2015!

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Good luck, kittens!

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Thinking Out Loud: Summer Lessons

Ummm…hello…er…is this thing on?

*taps mic*

How about it, broccoli bites?! Have you missed me? Because I’ve missed YOU! I really have. I hope you are all doing well and I hope you had the best summer ever!
I know I sure did!

Summer Family Portrait

How could I have not with these three knuckleheads?

But the thing is…I learned a lot this summer. A lot about these two beautiful girls, a lot about the strength of my relationship, and a lot about myself.

Chess Squares

I learned how to make chess squares out of cake mix

Cupcakes

I learned how to make more than four different flavors of buttercream frosting

And I learned that I have two very promising little bakers who not only make some mean desserts but know how to clean up as well!

Me & Lexie Selfie

I learned who to take the most outrageous selfies with…

Me & Brookie Selfie

I learned who just prefers to be a photo bomber…

And I learned that “chrome” is the most awesome photo filter!

iPhone Oops

I’ve learned that a phone can die a horrible death at my hand…

Plant Life

I’ve learned that something green can grow from my black thumb…

And I’ve learned how sparkly things look on a certain finger!

Cereal Killer

I’ve learned that peanut butter mixes well in milk…

Froyo

I learned that cotton candy gelato is the best thing ever…

And I’ve learned that my once lactose-challenged tummy may not be so lactose-challenged anymore!

Family Summer Selfie

But the most important thing I learned all summer is that there could be no one else…on this Earth…as happy as I am right now.

And I’m gonna guess that it only took about 170 words before you were all gagging from the sappiness, right? I’ll be back on Monday with something fun…and trust me, you’ll be able to keep your lunch down! 😉

Thinking-Out-Loud

So glad to be back for another ToL! It’s been FAR too long! Be sure to head on over to Spoons and check out all the random fun everyone is linking up today!

What’s your favorite memory you made this summer?

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