Thursday, April 25, 2013

Let's Play Catch-up!

The past couple weeks have been filled with writing papers, creating presentations, and taking tests. Thankfully, I only have three exams next week: one on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon (booo!). While I could complain (and, fine, I'll admit it, I have once or twice, and that "booo!" wasn't too positive) about how much I hate taking exams later in the afternoon (I love getting it knocked out in the morning and avoiding that feeling of dread all day), I am too excited to do that! I can't believe this semester is almost over! Summer is quickly approaching!
Thankfully, this semester isn't ending with a whirlwind of work; it's going out with a bang of fun too! Tonight John and I are going to a Passion concert that is coming to Clemson, and Saturday we are going to march for babies in Spartanburg's March of Dimes walk!
The March of Dimes is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart and my family's heart. My aunt Christie, my mom's youngest sister, and my uncle Jeff have three precious kids (seriously, if you haven't figured it out by now, I adore my cousins), but they didn't have these children effortlessly. I mean, duh, no children are really born effortlessly, but my aunt and uncle suffered through heartbreaking times that I cannot fathom. If you're interested in reading their story (which you should be, because it is truly awesome), please click here! You can even donate to their cause, which is helping raise money for premature babies. If you're curious about how this money is exactly helping these babies, click here! It's a really neat link where you can scroll over parts of a cute little baby and it will show how March of Dimes money has helped raise money for research!
xSpeaking of those darling cousins of mine, I attended two of their birthday parties a couple weekends ago! Jamison (turning 6.... I cannot believe it) and Emily (turning 3) shared a birthday party, with a joint theme of Angry Birds and Tangled/Brave. These may not seem like obvious partners, but my aunt made it work! It was such a blast to hang out with my family, and John came along for the fun! This made it even more enjoyable, because I didn't have to worry about taking videos on my phone of my cousins just being themselves so that I could show them to him later (and I think maybe John appreciated that too... for some reason, he would rather see stuff in person than on a phone shoved in his face... hmm!).
[caption id="attachment_675" align="aligncenter" width="300"]One of my aunts and her family was on the ball, because I got an early birthday present too! Emily and I both got the gorgeous Belk commemorative Barbie doll! Emily didn't like the idea of keeping it in the box... She conned her daddy into helping her open it when Mommy wasn't home ;) One of my aunts and her family was on the ball, because I got an early birthday present too! Emily and I both got the gorgeous Belk commemorative Barbie doll! Emily didn't like the idea of keeping it in the box... She conned her daddy into helping her open it when Mommy wasn't home ;)[/caption]
As long as I'm already rambling about fun stuff, I might as well keep the ball rolling (it's okay if you want to stop reading here, I know I'm feeling chatty today)!
[caption id="attachment_684" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_0142 (1) If you think I'm chatty on my blog, you should see me in real life... Kinda hard to even find pictures to put on the blog when my mouth is CONSTANTLY open talking! (Or breathing. I'm a super cool mouth-breather.)[/caption]
The next weekend was just as much fun: John and I attended the Blockhouse Horse Race in Tryon, North Carolina with our parents. John's family has made a tradition of the horserace for the past, well, forever, and they were kind enough to invite our family along! While I didn't take any pictures this year, I think my paparazzi-wanna-be mom and John and his fancy camera took care of that.  Hopefully I'll have a few pictures to show later, but for now, here's a reminiscing shot of last year's race, my first event with John's family! 
Long hair Chelsea!

After the Blockhouse, John and I met up with my wonderful best friend Kara to celebrate at our friend Rachel's birthday party! Rachel was voted "Best All Around" in our high school, and I am almost positive I voted for her for that superlative, because she is fabulous and kind and cooler than I could ever wish to be.

Kara and me cheesin' it up 
Kara and me cheesin' it up!

Again, super fun weekend, and here's to another one! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shout Out Sista!

When I was at Wofford, I blogged about my freshman year experience. It was a pretty sweet gig, and a couple of other freshman also shared their experiences. One of these other bloggers is still doing big things at Wofford! Sante is a junior at Wofford with big visions for her life, including creating a website that lifts young girls up and encourages them to be themselves.

When I found out about a section of the website where college women give advice to younger girls, I immediately wanted in. Two of my dearest friends at Wofford, Heather and Alana, contributed, and after I saw their posts, I knew would have loved to have seen  smart and beautiful (inside and out!) girls like my friends telling me that middle school isn't everything. 

I knew I wanted to participate in this, but it took me a while to even put what I needed to say into words. I finally did, and I wrote a letter to middle school Chelsea that you can read here:

Song of the Blog: "Jumpin' Jumpin'" by Destiny's Child
Lyrics of the song: "But the party ain't gon' stop, so lets make it hot, hot!" For some reason, this song was stuck in my head most of the weekend... Weird, but sometimes nothing but some late '90s, early '00s pop will do. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's Easy as ABC!

Three weeks ago John and I celebrated our one year anniversary. John is amazing and thoughtful, which is why I got flowers at my door and had a wonderful weekend in Savannah. However, I am not gainfully employed, and I won't be until this summer (I'm nannying twin fourth grade girls- yay!), so I needed to find a way to show John how special he is to me without breaking the bank. Cue "The ABC's of Us" book!
ABC pic monkey

If you want to show a loved one you really care about them, this book is an excellent way to do just that! I spent hours combing through pictures, brainstorming ideas for each letter, and thoughtfully putting each page together.

All I needed to do this project?

- 27 pieces of cardstock 
- Sharpie pen (the actual pen kind; they are awesome and don't bleed!)
- alphabet letter cut-outs (I think mine were post-its; I got them from Michaels)
- stickers (thank goodness my mom is a teacher and has a ton of miscellaneous stickers at home; I only had to buy a few sets that were on sale at Target)
- a hole punch (at the end, you obviously bind the pages together, so give an inch or two on the left side, or top depending on where you bind it, so that the pictures and words don't get cut off)
- ribbon to bind the whole thing at the end

John really loved it, and I enjoyed putting it together. It was fun to look back on lots of memories! Any other creative present ideas?

Song of the blog: "ABC" by the Jackson 5
Lyrics of the song: "A-B-C, it's easy as 1-2-3, as simple as do-re-mi, A-B-C, 1-2-3 baby you and me!"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Savannah Saturday and Sunday

Here's a little peek into the rest of our weekend after the bridge run in Charleston... From one gorgeous, historical, southern city to another! While our trip to Charleston revolved around exercise and fitness, this trip kind of revolved around... food. And quality time together! While eating food.

Right when we got to Savannah, we checked into our swanky hotel and felt out of place. We were dressed in sweaty workout gear, and we knew we probably weren't the cutest smelling pair, either. Obviously, we both needed showers... but not as much as we needed food in our bellies! Cue our first ferry ride over to downtown. Our hotel had a private ferry that only made three stops: one to our hotel, which was across the Savannah River, and two stops on opposite ends of River Street.

The view of our hotel while waiting for our first ferry ride.

 Our lunch was quick and delicious; we went to Spanky's, which was a casual place right along River Street. We shared a basket of chicken tenders and some awesome chip-ish french fry things. Delish! After that, we had a little bit of time to kill before the next ferry, so we went to Walgreens so I could get some mascara. (I just knew I forgot something at home!) We knew we would feel more comfortable walking around in public after showering and getting ready, so that's exactly what we did next!

Yay for cleaning up nicely!

After relaxing at the hotel for a few hours (okay, John relaxed while I took my sweet time getting ready), we headed back to Savannah to explore River Street before dinner.  My favorite thing about River Street: the free praline samples. Seriously yummy... You can just taste the butter and sugar melting in your mouth. If that doesn't sound good enough, just wait until you hear about our dinner! We had dinner at Huey's on the River, which was a great combination of nice but still not uppity. I had a great pesto ravioli and John had shrimp and grits which also looked good. The cornbread before the meal was phenomenal, and I was stuffed after I finished every last bite of my meal!

The next morning, we realized we made the right choice with Huey's, because while we only waited for twenty minutes for a table, there was a big line crowding the street just waiting to get in and make a reservation! Their brunch must have been pretty darn good! Our brunch at Soho South Cafe, however, took the cake. I'll let the picture do the talking, because the food hit the spot!

Worth the "twenty" (way more than twenty) minute wait!

We wandered Savannah a little longer before packing the car and checking out of the hotel. We heard no trip to Savannah would be complete without a trip to Leopold's, which is an old fashioned ice cream shop, praised by Morgan Freeman and the ladies of The View (yeah, super reputable, I know). Warning: if you want to go on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, be prepared to wait in a line out the door. As we finished our ice cream, we got in the car and began our journey back to Clemson after what was an incredibly memorable weekend!

End of our gorgeous second day in Savannah

Song of the blog: "Your Love Never Fails" which we sang at church this week
Lyrics of the song: "Your love never changes; there may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning."  These lyrics are always relevant, but with John's grandfather passing away this past week, they were even more important to remember.

** I feel like I need to say something about the Boston Marathon. Do I have any earth-shattering thoughts or revelations about this horrific and cowardly act of terror? Nope. Do I wish there could be some way to rewind time and catch whoever did this monstrous thing before it happened? Of course. So many thoughts and prayers for the victims, the families of the victims, and everyone else who was affected. **

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Survived the Cooper River Bridge Run!

Want a break-down of what the Cooper River Bridge Run is really like? Are you sure, because it's pretty lengthy... Here it is:

The Expo
After my math class on Friday, John and I headed to Charleston. We went straight to the Expo at the North Charleston Convention Center, because it closed at 8, and we got there at 7! It was open Thursday and Friday, and although people recommended to go on Thursday, it was not too hectic by the time we got there. We went, in got our bibs, got our goodies (a bag with our t-shirt, a towel, and a flash drive with what I'm assuming contained info... I don't know, we didn't use them), and roamed. There were lots of booths selling head bands, pouches to hold your valuables while you ran, and protein shakes galore! The most crowded booths were Blue Moon's and Front Porch Ice Cream's... Hmm, wonder if it had to do with the fact that they were handing out free samples ;)
After we had scoped the place out, we went to "carbo-load" as John wanted to do; I obliged, as long as we could go to the nearby Carrabbas, which is by far my favorite Italian place. It was pretty crowded, but because their bread is to die for, so we stuck around. John wasn't as impressed, but we both finished the race, so I'll let that speak for itself...

check in expo

Rise and ShineI'm normally a happy morning person. Not so much when you wake me up at 4:30 AM and I've gotten 6 hours of sleep. What can I say, I'm a sleep diva who needs her 8 hours! It took me a while to really wake up, but John and I were checked out of our hotel and on our way to the North Charleston Convention Center (same place as the Expo) by 5:15! We sleepily got in line for a shuttle bus to the start of the race. It was pretty cold outside, but thank goodness we didn't have to wait more than an hour. Sadly, I accidentally left my phone charger in John's car the night before the race and I wanted to save my energy for the next morning, so I didn't go out to get it (aka I'm so lazy sometimes). I really wished I had my phone during our wait, because I got a little bored and focused too much on the annoyed "cheaters" who cut in front of us in line. At first, I wasn't going to let them bother me.... until we were the first ones stopped because the bus had reached its limit. If we had just sassily told them to get to the back of the line and wait like everyone else, we wouldn't have been in that situation. Luckily, the people on the bus saw the steam coming out of my ears, and there were three unoccupied seats on the bus. Woohoo!

Bus Ride
We were all shocked when we noticed that one of the five or six bus lines wrapped around the convention center. This line wasn't just long; it was the longest line I'd ever seen in my life. And I've been to Disney World four times. The bus driver even seemed a bit skeptical that the race would start at 8 am... We were in the front row of seats and heard him walkie talkie his driver friends and tell them "there's probably 'bout 50,000 people in line for a shuttle!" Now obviously he was exaggerating, because 50,000 people didn't even run, but the problem was that people couldn't see around the building to see there were other lines they could stand in!
Since the three empty seats were obviously not next to one another, I sat next to a nice local who had run this race seven times before, and I was able to ask her a few questions. She said the race started an hour late last year, and she was a little worried it might happen again this year, because this was the first year shuttle buses came from the convention center, and it wasn't looking too promising...

Pre-race Jitters...I hopped off the bus when we got to Mount Pleasant and waited for John. We walked our way to the start of the race, passing a line of porta-potties, where we quickly made a pit-stop. From where the bus dropped us off to the starting line was a little walk, but it helped pass the time. There were so many people that it was hard not to get a little excited, or in my case, a lot nervous! John and I dropped his book-bag off at one of the drop-off stations in what looked like a big moving-truck. John then walked me back to my corral.  I was in the last corral, or running group, of runners. I estimated I would finish in an hour + time, so I was in Corral H. Corrals A-D were all 45 min- an hour, E-H were an hour up, and I-K were the walkers. The Kenyans and other super-freaks who finished under an hour (the quickest time was under thirty minutes) didn't even have a corral. John saying, "I'll walk you to your corral" inspired us to joke about different running pick-up lines. My other favorite was "Can I have your bib number?" Yeah, we're as dorky as they come.
I realized I was going to have to potty again, so I found another set of porta-potties, and wow, were their lines long. I waited there for about thirty minutes, and I was starting to get nervous that I was going to miss the start of the race! It was perfect timing though, because I got back to my corral just as the third corral started. That meant I got to hear the announcer call out John's corral's whole "One minute... Fifteen seconds.... GO!" thing, and that got me pumped. I was excited, and as we kept inching up to the starting line, I soaked it all in. Some people were dressed super crazy, like the guys that wore a submarine as a costume... They were in my corral, and before the race began, I made sure to get past them so that I wouldn't have to worry about avoiding them later in the race!

We all live in a... black submarine? The Hunley  
We all live in a... black submarine? The Hunley

Run, Chelsea, Run! 

Soon, it was Corral H's turn to start. Each corral had a song they played while they started the run. John's was the Harlem Shake, and mine was "Jump On It". Obviously I did the little dance as I started jogging. I couldn't wipe the excited smile off my face (which was okay, because mile four or five did that for me).
The first mile was seriously smooth-sailing. I had so much adrenaline running through me, I felt like I had just started running around mile 2. However, because I'm a stickler for the rules, I couldn't believe people in my corral were: a. listening to music (frowned upon, because then you can't hear other runners trying to communicate with you), b. trying to run with strollers (also frowned upon, because it's kind of inconvenient to try to pass ), and c. coming to a dead halt in the "left lane". First of all, you should probably not sign up for a running group if you know you will be walking within the first mile, because there are different corrals for walkers. It makes it hard on everyone when people start walking unexpectedly because everyone around you has to dodge you and weasel their way into another space to keep their groove.

I stayed towards the left throughout most of the race, not because I'm fast, but because it was easier to focus on running when I wasn't focusing on running into people. I totally understood people stopping to take a break in the "left lane" towards the middle to end of the race, because everyone gets tired! I also avoided water pit stops, because I suck at multi-tasking, and I knew I couldn't try to keep running, grab a cup of water, proceed to drink that water, and avoid hitting someone. I'm not graceful, but hey, at least I'm self-aware!

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No, I am not paying for an ugly sweaty picture of me, and yes I am a cheapo. Actually, I LIKE that it says proof on it, because that's exactly what it is: PROOF that I did this race! Ha!

My favorite part of the race (other than finishing it) was when we came up to the bridge. The bridge marks the start of the incline, which seems kind of steep for a little bit, but it's the only incline of the whole race! (Technically, here it is: the bridge is limited to a 4.1% slope. On the Charleston side of the main span, the long approach is a 1.8% slope. On the Mount Pleasant side, there is a section three tenths of a mile long that has a 5.6% slope.) Along the route, there are multiple bands playing. From an African drumming group to Justin Timberlake-crooners, they keep you entertained when you pass! When we came to the bridge, a band was playing "Chariots of Fire", which is the ultimate running-in-slow-motion song. I thought it was hilarious, and it gave me a surge of energy when I started the bridge.

We did it!The last mile was pretty brutal, but I wouldn't allow myself to give up and walk. I'm so glad I didn't, because finding John and telling him I did it was so exciting! There were tons of tents giving away free food, but I wasn't that hungry, despite all my running and very little breakfast (I didn't like the breakfast bar I picked out the night before). John, on the other hand, got a hotdog, trail mix, two Muscle Milk shakes, and two fruit cups before I even finished the race. He somehow managed to find time to pick up his backpack with our belongings before we met up.
To be honest, I am so proud of myself, and I can't wait until the Cooper River Bridge Run next year. The event-planners did a great job, and for tens of thousands of people, they did a great job making things run (almost) seamlessly. The shuttle line to get back to the convention center seemed a bit disorganized, but overall, it was awesome. I highly recommend anyone who is interested to walk, run, or crawl their way to the finish line next year; I know I will!

end of race end chaos

Song of the blog: "Jump On It" by The Sugarhill Gang
Lyrics of the song: "Jump on it, jump on it, jump on it!" while dancing, obviously

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ask Me Again!

Remember that time I asked if you'd ever overcommitted to something?

My answer was yes, thanks to the Cooper River Bridge Run.

Remember that time if I asked if you'd ever run 6.2 miles straight?

My answer was no. But now it's yes, thanks to the Cooper River Bridge Run. 

cooper river bridge run time 1 
My stats. Not bad, for my first official race ever!

That's right, folks! This girl ran the whole 10k without stopping to walk or anything! I was ecstatic when I crossed the finish line; I couldn't wait to find John to tell him I did it! I was even more excited when I realized John and I both reached our separate goals! John wanted to finish under an hour, which he did with a minute to spare, and I wanted to finish under an hour and fifteen minutes. I knew this would give me a few minutes to walk if I needed to, but I really wanted to finish without taking a break.

We did it!

Seriously guys, I have a whole new respect for people who do halves and full marathons. I know a 10k is only a portion of the really big runs, and I'm only a silly little beginner in the running world, but I can attest to the fact that even six (point two, I can't forget those last few strides!) miles can seem daunting. Especially since the furthest I had run before the race was a 5k... That's only half the distance I ran on Saturday morning! The next time I run a 10k, I will definitely make sure I'm more prepared. I think the happiness and pride I felt after I finished my run will give me an incentive to lace up those tennis shoes and get going!

cooper 2 
Sadly, these two pictures after the race are the only ones we got... But hey, at least we have proof!

Notice I said "the next time" in that sentence above... Yes, there will definitely be a next time! I'm actually hoping I can get my brother to run with us, because he didn't seem too impressed with our finish times. In fact, he told me that if he had run the race, I'd have been looking at the back of his head...Ha! If you're reading this, Corey (fat chance), bring it on! :)

If you want a full recap of the race, keep an eye out; I plan on posting the details of my experience with the Cooper River Bridge Run a little later, once the powers-that-be put all the official pictures on their site.

Song of the blog: "We Are the Champions" by Queen (not only is this fitting for the theme, but also, I heard this on the radio on the way to class today!)

Lyrics of the song: "We are the champions, my friiiiiiends..."

Friday, April 5, 2013

Have you ever...?

Have you ever committed to something and then wished you hadn't?

My answer to that is yes.

Have you ever ran 6.2 miles straight?

My answer to that is no.

Hopefully tomorrow at this time, thanks to my answer to that first question, I'll be able to say "yes!" to my second question! That's right; I'm running the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC tomorrow! John and I decided that training together would be fun, but then, school happened. Getting sick and missing a run happened. The next run got rained out, and well, that was that. Sadly, putting off training doesn't postpone the race. It's still on. Tomorrow.

Do you think if I wave my Hermione-wand I could make this race go away? Didn't think so.... Thanks for nothing, Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
So this afternoon, John and I are packing up and heading to Charleston! After the race, we're celebrating our one year, and since we'll already be in Charleston.... we're heading to Savannah, GA! Yeah, probably not what you were expecting, but that's us... Here's the rationale: only-okay hotels in Charleston are super expensive this weekend since 40,000 people run in the race, and everyone needs place to stay. John figured that instead of spend a ton of money on mediocrity, why not spend it on something better?! We're staying at the Westin in Savannah, and I'm excited because I've never been to the beautiful southern city of Savannah before! John remembered me mentioning in conversation how much I wanted to go, so he surprised me. Yeah, yeah, he's a keeper. 
Wish me luck tomorrow... I have a feeling I'm going to need it! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Song of the blog: "I Love it" by Icona Pop
Lyrics of the song: "I don't care; I love it! I don't care!" Super catchy!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Someone's Over the Hill.....

Dear Dad,

That's right! I'm callin' you out, because it's a special birthday! Happy 50th! It’s amazing to me that you’re fifty and have already accomplished so much in your life. Graduating from Purdue, a long career at one company who wouldn’t be what they are today without you (seriously, I can’t be exaggerating on that one!), supporting two kids and wife who all love you lots, had your question published in “Ask Marilyn” in the Parade magazine, and even shot a hole in one… I’d say you’ve been pretty productive the past half a century!

Our two month visit to see you in Germany when you had to work there for four months in 1997. For some reason I'm not thinking it was your idea for Corey and me to match like that... (I'm lookin' at you Mom!)

You have been such a good role model for Corey and me. I’m amazed by your strong, never-failing work ethic and sense of moral obligation, not only to our family, but also to the church and charitable organizations.

A loving glance between man's best friend, Bess, and Dad.

I love how smart and funny you are, and I love seeing the comic strips you tape on Corey’s (used to be mine, too!) bathroom door. I think part (okay, most) of my grammar-nazi-ness and smart-aleck-ness is from you, although I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing ;) I wish I could do Sudokos like you do, load the dishwasher as efficiently as you do, or even just complete the Wuzzles and Jumbles as quickly as you do in the newspaper.

Our second (and last) Parents Weekend at Wofford together!

I know I don’t always voice it like I should, but I am so grateful for everything you have done for our family, and more specifically, for me. As cliché as it sounds, I know you’ve made so many sacrifices for us, and I don’t think there is anything I will be able to do to show you how much that means to me. Thank you for always believing in me, even when most people would not have seen my potential. (Wow, I seriously hate how cheesy the truth sounds.) Thank you for giving me the best advice throughout life, and thank you for your unconditional love. Here’s to another half a century of the wonderfulness that is you! Happy birthday, Dad! I wish I could be there to celebrate, because I love you lots!

Obviously, I was Daddy's little girl...

Song of the blog: “Happy Birthday” (duh.)

Lyrics of the song: Well, you know how it goes… Don’t forget the obnoxious “cha cha cha’s!” in there!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm Lovin' It

Here are a few things I've been loving lately:

Dannon Light 'N' Fit Greek Yogurt
Okay, so I was crazy skeptical of Greek yogurt before I tried this stuff. I had a sample of some Chobani at Costco, and my mom and I had a horrible taste in our mouth (until the next sample... we love Costco!). A few years after that scarring experience, about a month ago, while giving myself a pep-talk to buy some yogurt at the grocery store, I stumbled upon this stuff. I liked Light 'n' Fit yogurt because it was pretty low-cal, but when I saw their Greek yogurt was just 80 calories and 12 grams of protein, I thought "What the heck, why not try it?" I am so glad I did. It sat in the fridge for about a week, but I finally bit the bullet, and it was love at first bite! Yummy, creamy, filling, and the fruit didn't taste too chunky or fake at  all! I recommend anyone go out and buy this! I will say that I prefer the strawberry; I'm not as big of a fan of the blueberry flavor.

Captivating by John and Stasi EldgredgeI've only read the first couple chapters of this book, but it has me hooked! I've been pretty busy, and in my down time, I haven't picked it up, but I plan to soon! It's a book that explores the woman's heart. If you've ever felt unseen, unsought, or uncertain, this book is for you (and if you haven't felt any of those things, please tell the rest of us your secrets!).

Autism Awareness DayAs a future teacher, I think it's so important to accept all children with open arms and an open heart! Because autism diagnoses has increased ten-fold in the last forty years, people have preconceived notions about it. I'm not an expert, by any means, so head on over to to gain some real insight about the disorder!  It's definitely worth our attention, because more children are diagnosed with autism each year than with juvenile diabetes, AIDS or cancer, combined.

ImageApril Fools!
So my aunt and uncle are the coolest. My 8 and 5 year old cousins' spring break is this week, and they excitedly got up Monday morning, ready to play all day at Grandma and Grandpas' house! My Aunt Christie got a mysterious call "from the school" (aka my Uncle Jeff), saying spring break was canceled. The boys freaked, as any child in their right mind would, and my aunt and uncle successfully pulled off the best April Fools prank ever!

Bic BandsOkay, so I'm kind of loving these from afar since I don't have any yet, but I love the idea of a stay-put headband for running, working out, or just one of those "go, go, go!" days. These Bic Bands will probably make my birthday wish-list, because not only are they functional, but they come in so many fun colors and patterns! I am a sucker for glitter (tasteful glitter, of course) and festivities, so I especially like the glittery and holiday-themed head bands! I would be crazy not to give a shout-out to the lovely Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers for introducing me to these beauties!

Song of the blog: "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake
Lyrics of the song: "Cause I don't wanna lose you now; I'm lookin' right at the other half of me" (Have y'all seen the little promo commercial for Justin's new album with the backup singers getting surprised by Justin?! I love it! He seems so cool!)