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5 Things I’m Totally Digging:

Hey! I’m back for a minute. And I just wanted to tell you about 5 things I’ve been into recently:

tangerine orange mio1. Orange Tangerine Mio – You’ve probably seen the commercials for this stuff. And I admit – I’m into it. I’ve been known to make late night trips to McDonalds every once in a while to pick up a large Hi-C Orange drink. I’m obsessed (although it tends to give me heartburn). The Orange Tangerine Mio tastes JUST like that. But better for you – and it lives in my fridge! Perfect.

 

2. Bobs Burgers – This show is like Family Guy but maybe slightly more family-friendly and HILarious. If you haven’t seen it, try it out. They’re on Netflix (and apparently YouTube here or there, too):

 

citi thank you preferred3. Citibank credit card – I’ve been using a Capital One rewards credit card for a few years now but recently looked at a statement and saw that my APR was at 21.95%! Holy Cow! I had no idea. I think I had come in at 0% APR offer and, like they count on, didn’t notice when that offer ended. Fortunately, I had a “dormant” Citicards “Thank You Preferred” credit card waiting for me with an offer for 0% APR for 15 months = balance transfer for the win!  Lesson learned:  Don’t forget to look at your statements!  If you need a good finance tool, I still recommend Mint.com. I’m their #1 Fan. Seriously. #1.

 

colgate_whitening_penbrush4. Colgate Optic White toothpaste and toothbrush/whitening pen – I’m part of this program called Influenster where in exchange for you answering surveys, writing reviews, and posting on social media sites, you get free samples to try. The most recent items I got were the Colgate Optic White toothpaste and toothbrush with built in whitening pen. The samples they sent lasted about 2 weeks and at the end of that time period, I really loved the results! I’m not just saying this because I got the free stuff to review (thank you!) – I actually liked it so much that I went out and purchased a new batch. I have used Crest Whitestrips before but I’m so bad at remembering to wear them. Having the pen in the base of the toothbrush made it so easy to whip it out every time I brushed (2x a day). The goo in the pen is essentially the goo from the strips. I definitely recommend the toothpaste and toothbrush/whitening pen and if you want an invite, let me know! I love being a part of Influenster.

 

5. Valerie by Amy Winehouse (RIP) – I can’t decide if I’m embarrassed or not to admit this but I’ve watched Glee since the beginning. The last episode ever just aired recently and included a version of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” performed by Santana. Ever since then, I can’t get it out of my head and have been playing it on repeat:

** Just so you know, I was not paid to recommend any of these products. I did receive the Colgate items for free for purpose of testing and review but these opinions are solely my own.**

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Can’t Hold Us Down.

Macklemore, the guy who did Thrift Shop, actually has some other good songs like this one:

Happy Saturday/Second 4th of July Weekend!

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Chain hits my chest.

When I’m banging on the dashboard! Chain hits my chest when I’m banging on the radio!

I discovered this song from The Mindy Project (love this show). Totally my jam:

Need a chain after watching this video? I got mine at South Moon Under:

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Can’t stop.

Oh, Miley.  You’re definitely in my “guilty pleasures” list with Party in the USA (and the remix).  I know most people hate your new look but I think it’s rather badass.  I kind of like your new song, too (my favorite part is the guy’s “It’s my party I can do what I want,” etc, etc).  I definitely predict a plethora of club remixes. (maybe even a mashup – Young Gunz Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, anybody?)

Sincerely, Me.

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Haitus Discoveries.

So while I’ve been on my latest hiatus, I have continued to discover awesome, inspiring, and addicting sites that I can no longer live without. It turns out, though, I am a little slow on the uptake on some of them. Instead of writing about each one in a blog post per usual,  I’ll just do a quick rundown so that I can get back into this blogging thing!

Fab.com  New stores open daily at 11:00am – let me tell you… the 4 minutes between when you receive the email reminder and when the store actually opens feels like forever! The stores highlight small designers/retailers of various mediums – furniture, art, tshirts, jewelry, candles, food, you name it, it probably has been on here. It’s awesome to find unique, often handmade, items that you know you probably can’t find anywhere else. There’s even an app to feed my addiction! Here are some of my purchases:

Refinery 29 – so many fashion inspirations, DIYs, and how-to videos (a few of my favorite things!)–  I’m a little embarrassed to admit this but one of their videos taught me how to successfully curl my hair (with compliments from strangers following!!) – Yes, I’m 25 years old and just learning how to do my hair. It’s probably fine.

Pinterest – I’ve actually known about this one for a while but was totally afraid of it – I knew I would be addicted…. And sure enough… I am.  In a lot of ways, it reminds me of how this blog started – as a way to document and share my awesome findings from the internet –  Pinterest is just way diverse, time sucking, and addicting – my favorite qualities! Click here or below to follow me and my boards!

Mumford and Sons– what?! I admitted I was behind the times! Don’t judge.

Spotify – As you probably know, I’m a huge Pandora fan. Huge. But after a long period of putting it off, I have finally joined everyone on Spotify… at least while at work. My car rides & etc. still go to a Pandora soundtrack (Pandora is free…)

Like I said, this may be old news to you – but these are sites (and songs) that I can’t do without these days.  PS. Regularly scheduled posts will return next week.

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Here we go…VEVO!

I’m pretty excited to share today’s website with you! I actually discovered it this weekend but wanted to wait til more people were back to work from the long weekend to show it to you! It’s possible that you may have heard of it. It’s called:

VEVO.



VEVO is a website I discovered through YouTube. It’s actually really similar to YouTube in that you can look up artists and view their music videos. VEVO, however, only has music videos…. and the best part!? You can create, save, and share your very own playlists!

Once I found VEVO, I spent pretty much the entire morning playing with it… searching artists, adding them to my playlist, listening to other people’s playlists… And I thought to myself…

“Why would someone want to use this?”
I mean… I have tons of playlists that I created on Pandora (if you don’t know what Pandora is, please go check it out. It is a must have!) and Slacker (the station I use when I run out of hours on Pandora). I also thought.. “Gosh… if I was to use this at work, I would probably get sucked into watching dozens of music videos instead of working!”

So I came up with why people would want this: Parties.

Or get-togethers… whatev. Basically, your VEVO list would make a GREAT background to any sort of get together. I have been to tons of parties where the TV is simply on- nobody’s really watching it but its still on in the background (in addition to the music blasting from the computer, of course).  To make your playlist even more effective at your shindig, hook your computer up to your TV (<click for a how-to).

The website is super intuitive. Basically, you sign up for free (you can use your Gmail, YouTube, Twitter, Yahoo!, or Facebook account or create a new one). Once you’re signed in, you will be taken back to the VEVO homepage where you can search the site by using the search bar or links to Videos, Artists, Genres, Channels and Playlists. You can also view Top Videos, Top Playlists, and Popular Artists.

Find the music video you want to add to your list and simply click the “Add” button (it looks like a plus in a red circle) and BAM it is automatically added to your playlist at the bottom of your screen. Create as many playlists as you want or, if you don’t feel inspired enough to make your own, I recommend checking out playlists other people have created. In fact, as I write this, I am listening to the “Award Winning Videos” playlist created by one of VEVO’s members.

What do you think? Pretty cool find, huh.
Did you make a playlist? I’d love to hear it! Send me your URLs!

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Weekends are Wonderful.

Happy weekend!!! wahooo!

Here’s the weekend video I chose. It’s a music video (I think an unofficial one) of a song called “Handlebars” by Flobots. Not necessarily my kinda music but just discovered it a few days ago and I kinda dig it. Thought you might too:

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