Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Showings

A personal favorite, a classic and perhaps the greatest movie of the nineties, this is one of the most influential films for young girls of my generation. Clueless will forever hold a special place in my heart. Cher Horowitz, you were my fashion icon in middle school and I still want your closet and clothes matching computer program!! If you haven't seen this movie, do yourself a favor and get it!!!!  

Friday Mornings

Hello my wonderful readers how are you doing and feeling this weekend? This has been a quite a week! A week full of emotion, inspiration and excitement with a side of too much energy. With good and big news just around the corner, I'm looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend with the girls. I've had so much energy and been quite hyper lately. I've set the bar with a major competition going on with my family, we have a serious Fitbit challenge happening right now and it's getting intense. With a day trip to the spa and hanging out with girlfriends, this weekend is already off to a great start. What are you up to, whatever your plans have a fantastic few days and we'll see each other Monday :)

(image via sf girl by bay)

this week's favorites...

This week has been full of happiness, celebrations, relaxing a bit and treating myself. Any good, positive and mood lifting news to share this Friday morning? Feel free to share anything that is making you particularly happy this weekend :)


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Suzy's Zoo

Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I love everything about Suzy's Zoo and the talented illustrator who brought Suzy and her friends to life, Suzy Spafford. Everything from cards, calendars, coloring books, dolls and young reader books, I own it all. For all my friends and family who expect a card from me whether it's for a birthday, anniversary or for feeling better, they know a Suzy Zoo card is coming their way. This past March at my brother's wedding, in addition to the card my guy and I gave, I just had to send the new couple the cutest Suzy Zoo wedding card I found. So when he opened the card and gift, my parents and he laughed. My boyfriend and sister-in-law were trying to figure out what was so funny, they were later informed of my small obsession with this brand.    

(images via suzys zoo)

Suzy Ducken and Me

After a day of running errands and a quick stop at the florist, my mom brought home this bright yellow plush duck...her real name was Suzy Ducken but I renamed her Baby Doll. She was my best friend from the time I was three all the way into elementary school. She went everywhere with me, Hawaii and all the way to D.C. all while I was still practically a baby. As I got older and grew out of my childhood dolls and toys, my parents jokingly (but also seriously) suggested that this doll who made up such an important part of my childhood, go to college with me. I ended up taking her to both camp and college, and as embarrassed as I was so many people couldn't even believe that I still had my childhood friend so many years later. So come on, you can tell me, what was your friendly comfort when going to bed? A doll, perhaps a blanket?! By the way, Suzy Ducken was a part of a little crew you may know as Suzy's Zoo :)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dixie Chicks and 98 Degrees

Some of my favorite albums and artists of the 90s, what's on your nostalgic music playlist? So many sleepovers were dedicated to dancing all night, working on dance routines and practicing over and over and putting on performances for friends and families. What are some of your fondest memories with blasting the tunes during your childhood?
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Boy Band Craze

It's that time of year where nostalgia hits me most, so I'm happy to bring back the Memory Lane Series. I'm stoked to talk about your childhood and your best memories of the decade you grew up in. Being a 90s baby, I grew up listening to a lot of pop. Until I found my love for boy bands and creating dance routines to Britney Spears songs with friends, I was the younger sister who would always sneak into my brother's room to see what he was listening too. At a young age, I have to admit I loved Rap music. With my brother in high school while I was entering into middle school most of my music taste I owe to him. Memorizing lyrics to Nate Dogg, Nas, Dr. Dre and Outkast as a fifth grader was not exactly something my parents were proud of but my curiosity for my brothers older life and cool music taste was everything I wanted as a a young teen. 
Then boy bands became the thing in middle school. The hotties that made up Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, LFO and NSNYC covered the walls of every girl's bedroom in America during the 90s. I never got into Backstreet Boys but NSYNC... I was one huge fan and Lance Bass was my favorite :) At one school dance, my friends and I even memorized the dance moves to one of the NSYNC hit songs and did the routine in the school auditorium...maybe I should not have admitted that! What was your favorite band or singer during your teen years?