3 Fun Video Links!

  1. About a minute in, it hit me. Andre 3000′s dad? Lol “Word Up” has given me great joy this week!
  2. Ever wonder where certain idioms come from (e.g. Head over heelsPeeping Tom, etc.)? Well, answers can be found here!
  3. If you watch The Walking Dead and watched Breaking Bad, you might enjoy this. Ha!

What are you gonna do with your life?

What Sparks the Light in You

I like the little inspirational quotes on the Starbucks cups lately.

Know what sparks the light in you. Then use that light to illuminate the world. - Oprah Winfrey

This one especially speaks to me right now – in Oprah’s voice – because, I’ve been feeling all over the place. Just completely without focus, no matter how many “To Do” lists I write, or plans I make, or goals I accomplish.

When I think about the question, “What sparks the light in you?“, my answer is so frustratingly broad. Frustrating because, “specific” feels required.

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Glazed and Infused Doughnuts.

Glazed and Infused

Glazed and Infused Doughnuts

Mmmh…doughnuts! *insert image of Homer Simpson drooling* Lol

I stopped by Glazed and Infused on two different occasions recently, in the River North area.

Glazed and Infused
30 E Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60611

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Inkleaf Card Wallet Giveaway Winner + A Special Offer!

Inkleaf Leather Card Wallet

Thanks for entering everybody.

The giveaway winner is Tonia. Yay!!!

Tonia, I’ve just sent you an email. Please reply back as soon as possible (by 7-28-14) to claim your prize, or another winner will have to be selected. Thank you.

If you didn’t win, don’t fret!

Inkleaf Leather Co. is offering 15% Off for the next week when you use the following promo code: Marie15 

Happy Shopping! :)

It’s National Hot Dog Day!

National Hotdog Day

How are hot dogs done in your town? Do you eat hot dogs?

A Chicago-style hot dog has relish, onions, mustard, tomato, sport peppers and a pickle on it. All on a nicely steamed, poppy seed bun. Topped with celery salt. Mmh.

When I was a kid, I liked a nice slice of melted American cheese on my hot dog, and mustard. Mmm-mmh! Lol With a bag of Jays BBQ potato chips…Yes Sir!

Not too long ago, I enjoyed it as pictured above. With thinly sliced cucumber, tomato, onion, relish, mustard, sliced peperoncini and celery salt. Delicious.

Today, if I can get a hot dog on a good gluten-free bun, I’d like it either way. Except the way I ate it as a kid.

Happy Hot Dog Day! ;)

T.J. Maxx and Thrift finds + Outfit Photos.

TJMaxx and Thrift Store finds

I really like this eyelet blouse. It’s 100% linen and I plan to wear it until the armpits yellow. Then, I might dye it some dark color to wear it some more. Lol It’s so comfortable on and, pretty! Probably the prettiest blouse I’ve purchased in a few years.

Jeans. It’s hard finding premium skinny jeans that aren’t too long on my legs so, when I saw these ankle length Paige jeans (on clearance), I had to get them. Plus, I’d been wanting a pair of “ripped near the knee”/distressed jeans for awhile.

The blouse and jeans are both from T.J. Maxx. Here are some photos of me wearing them together…

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Currently Reading: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

This is an old book! Still, the tips listed inside can be applied today (from what I’ve read so far).

What are you reading right now?