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This Friday’s fab five is all about the internet, where everything lives. Below are my five favorite videos/internet stories of the week.


1. Dubstep Dispute

This is so awesome, especially after seeing Cyrus do his dubstep with Comfort on So You Think You Can Dance and also with Twitch. I could watch this video over and over again. I saw this video on a blog called Public School. A group of photographers and graphic designers out of Austin. Great blog with awesome content. Another reason why I love Austin. Go check them out!

2. Not Cool Cookie

Oh I love it when brands get into it with each other, especially when it’s on social media like Twitter. This was a funny article by AdWeek regarding Oreo Cookies and AMC Theater who got into a “twitter battle” over bringing cookies into a movie theater. Nabisco asked their fans if they ever sneak Oreo cookies into a movie theater, with AMC responding with a great “Not Cool, Cookie” tweet back. Ah, I love it.

3. Facing Facts About Washing Your Face

Are you washing your face the right way? Check out this video and see if there are steps you’re missing or things you could add to your routine.

4. Kelly Osborne’s $250,000 Manicure

So I had heard from the beauty world that there was a new nail polish in town that had 267 carats of pure black diamonds. I had also heard the company, Azature, was only making one bottle and it was going to be the most expensive nail polish in the world with a price tag of $250,000. I get upset when a bottle of polish costs more than $10. Kelly Osborne got this manicure for the Emmy’s. I just hope she got the pedicure for free.

5. Dexter Season 7 Premiere

Can you tell I’m excited??

Have a great weekend and for those of you who are Dexter fans, let me know what you thought of the premiere!


before you go to the grocery store

Grocery shopping can be an enjoyable, relaxing experience or one that just falls short. I shop at Kroger most of the time and the company you have plays a big role. Let’s talk about it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that you need to be picky about who you go grocery shopping with. I learned this the hard way so I thought I’d relay the information to you as a guide for your next shopping experience.

I for one love going grocery shopping. Going down each aisle, seeing what’s new, crossing things off my list (when I have a list, which is rare, it’s usually in my head) and occasionally dancing to the incredibly cheesy music playing throughout the store. I like going late at night, when the lines aren’t long and there aren’t too many kids roaming the aisles without supervision.

That being said, my grocery shopping plan could drive someone bonkers if looking to be in and out, need to stick to a specific list, etc. 

Let’s discuss the 3 kinds of grocery shoppers: 

Type #1: The No-Nonsense Shopper

These are the shoppers that like to be in and out. Knows exactly what is needed and intends on buying nothing else than that. This can be done alone or with company, but only if the company is of the same mind frame.

My sister is a no-nonsense shopper. She doesn’t like to roam the isles one by one (“why do you need to walk through the meat aisle? You already have meat at the house. This doesn’t make any sense Sandra”). She goes in for what she needs, pays and goes on her way. Doesn’t care about what’s on sale or what’s new. No browsing, no dancing to music, nothing. She’s efficient, quick and ready to go.  

Type #2: Together but Separate Shopper 

These are the shoppers that go together (friends, couples, family or any combination) but then disperse into their own shopping agenda. At some point you’ll meet up with them, but it might be at the checkout lane if you aren’t quick enough.

These shoppers usually have their essential items that aren’t necessarily yours. My husband, for example, loves to take his time at the chip aisle, while I’ll browse the lean cuisine one. I’ll usually pick the veggies while he does the fresh fruit. We got lost, meet up and lose each other again. We dance to the cheesy music, make silly faces to each other and get to pick dessert together.

Type #3: The Window Shopper 

This shopper likes to go down every aisle and look at the new products, try some new things out and maybe try some samples if they are out. This shopper is all about the experience and is there for about 2-3 hours.

I’m this type of shopper. My sister is also this kind of shopper. We like to shop together. We get recipe tips from each other, go down every aisle and I end up buying new products I love and so does she. It’s a time for us to talk, catch up and have had some serious discussions about life in the frozen food section. There is no time restriction on when to get back and it’s very similar to shopping at the mall for some new clothes. You can do this type of shopping alone if you want, although I have found that company enhances the experience.

So there you have it, the 3 types of grocery shoppers. Sure this could also transfer over to mall shoppers as well, but that can get a little dangerous. It’s tough to get into trouble when you’re getting swiss cheese and frozen dessert. Which by the way the Snickers 90 calorie ice cream bars is the bomb. Just sayin’

What kind of shopper are you?

fab five

If you’re in Dallas there is no question you’ve noticed how BEAUTIFUL the weather has been this past week. I hope you guys are getting the chance to go outside and really enjoy the breeze without melting from the heat or shivering from the freezing weather (it’s coming guys, it’s coming).

On to this week’s fab five:

1. Gangnam Style

Have you seen this guy?  Psy might be my new favorite internet star. This video has been seen 221,509,725 times since it was uploaded on YouTube on July 15th. This guy from South Korea has been on Ellen (showing Britney Spears the dance no less, watch here) and his song has been played on radio stations all over the country. Kiss FM here in Dallas played it during rush hour and I was jamming to it like it was the coolest song ever. I’m considering teaching it in my dance class, learning the dance and even learning Korean (ok that’s a stretch). Point is, if you haven’t seen the video, you’re missing out. Watch and let the song be stuck in your head all day, you’re welcome 🙂

2. Justin’s Fried Rice

On of the many reason why I married my husband is his ability to make some amazing fried rice. I can’t make it, ok I can’t make rice in a rice cooker (I need help, I realize this) so I’m happy that my husband has mad skillz in this department. He apparently learned it from his good CA friend and takes making the dish very seriously (including order of ingredients, timing, etc). It has no special ingredients and consists of the basic rice, veggies, egg, soy sauce and protein of choice so I can only say that it’s so good because of the order they are mixed in. Mmm fried rice makes me happy 🙂

3. Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Saturday Night Live

LOVE this new R&B artist. Think of a mix of Miguel/Ne-yo/Maxwell/Usher all together. His voice is sexy and his music is good for, well you know. “Thinkin ‘Bout You” is his radio hit and he sang it at the MTV Video Music Awards as well as on SNL. This one is a good one. Click on the link above to listen and enjoy.

4. X Factor

I love the absolutely unnecessary drama of this show. First you have Simon, who, although resembles my uncle WAY too much, is always going to have something interesting to say. Then you have LA Reid who is a marketing music guru. Finally to top it all off you have the young, Disney girl Demi Lovato (who I actually like on the show) and the ever so hot mess Britney Spears. Britney is annoying and someone needs to tell her to watch her facial expressions while watching these auditions. The show is all about drama and finding good singers on a reality show which is why I watch it. I just hope the new host isn’t Khloe Kardashian- those ladies should not have speaking roles. Check out this guy. Awesome.

5. Flourish in Progress

Earlier this week I wrote about my experience at my first blogging conference. I heard this woman speak at Bloggy Bootcamp this past weekend and was probably my favorite of the day. Tiny, fashionable and very outspoken she had me laughing all through her presentation. I have since followed her on Facebook and her randomness is awesome. She started her blog after deciding to give up shopping for a year. Since then she’s been named as one of the best in the blog world. I can only hope to get there someday. Elizabeth Jayne Liu, you rock.