The Last Thing Thursday

I seriously love my job and I still can’t help but think about the beach every 2.5 seconds this week. Vacations are so much better as grown ups, right? A WHOLE WEEK off?! 

So today I’m linking up with Jenna to bring you another edition of The Last Thing Thursday, Beach theme!


The beach, beach and nothing but the beach.


Bottoms, Top

Yesterday I searched the mall high and low for some solid navy blue bikini bottoms to go with the anchor top (right). They didn’t have my size in the striped bottoms at JCP when I bought the top. I had no luck in the entire mall but I did find a similar shade of pink bottoms from F21 for $4.50. Do you think they match?


We all know I love sunscreen way too much. These are my faves and you better believe I’m hitting the beach prepared. Take that, UV-whatever rays! Remember how crispy I used to be? Never again.


My brother is joining us at the beach this year! I’m beyond excited to see him and get to hang out for a week. He lives in Maine with his pitbull, Tyson. Ty looks super vicious, right? 
Anyway, Curt is one of my very favorite people and I’ve felt lucky since the day he was born that he came into this world as my brother. He was my first friend and childhood would have sucked without him. 


I’ll be reading these three (and probably a few others) while I sit on the beach next week. Don’t expect me to move from my beach chair. At. All. Have you read any of these? If so, were they good? I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Mortal Instruments series. And so what? I love YA Fiction. 

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So that’s all for the beach edition of The Last Thing Thursday!

Happy Almost Friday!

The Last Thing Thursday

Time for another edition of The Last Thing Thursday! 

The last thing I….

{Watched} Revenge. I’m trying to get into this show and I’m about halfway through right now. I’m enjoying it but I wouldn’t say I’m truly hooked.

{Was really excited for} Today I’m getting my hair cut and colored (finally). My roots are probably the worst they’ve ever been, ever. Multiply that by day 4 of no washing (participating in Kelly’s Challenge at Messy. Dirty. Hair.) and my roots look even worse. This dirty hair will be ready for some beautiful blonde highlights this evening. Here is the before picture (day 4):

Left: Bad roots, Right: Rockin some messy dirty hair

{Really wished I had} My own kitchen. I like my roomies but sometimes I just wish that I had the kitchen all to myself. I want more the one drawer in the fridge, for all the dirty dishes in the sink to by my own, and for the counter tops to be free of gunk. I barely cook at home because I just hate the kitchen so much. And that then makes me eat out a lot more than I should. It’s a downhill spiral.

{Was totally stunned by} Last week, I hosted a giveaway over at The Life of the Wife. I’d heard good things about Benefit’s They’re Real mascara and I wanted to try it. I gave away one tube (Lindsay won) and bought a tube for myself. In a word: Wow.


After – I didn’t even curl them!

{Was in pain because of} Recently I decided to do a round of Crest Whitestrips (CVS store brand whitestrips, if I’m being honest). I drink a lot of tea and coffee so about once a year I try to reverse what I’ve done. This time, I’ve had  to take a few days off between each treatment because it causes so much sensitivity. I use sensitivity toothpaste and even that doesn’t help much. It goes away after a few days but I want to continue the whitestrips. Any ideas? Please tell me if this has happened to you!

{Was really happy about} How much I love my new Macbook Air! My work bag is so much lighter now.

Happy almost Friday!

The Last Thing Thursday

It’s time for another edition of The Last Thing Thursday! 

Here is the last thing I…

+Was surprised by: My beau borrowed my car last night (his is getting a new rim and tire after a tragic pothole incident) and this morning I got in my car to find a full tank of gas! Now that’s romance 😉

+Ate: Lentils with Eggplant Curry. I’m the biggest Indian food lover. Ever. Plus there are so many vegetarian options, there is always something new to try. I just buy the Trader Joe’s version of everything and heat it on my lunch break for quick, flavorful lunches. Trader Joe’s is always a bargain!

+Read: This interesting article by LearnVest, What Your Clothes Say About You. It is confirmed that even though I think a lot of my clothes are boring, simple classics are always good choice. “With classics, history has done the work for you. It has lasted throughout time, so you already know it works.”

+Bought for a bargain: Sunday I searched high and low (read: every store in the mall) looking for a good work bag that could fit my computer, planner etc. I found a total of 3 in the entire mall and was not a fan of any. Then it hit me: Marshalls! I got a very nice, expensive looking black work bag/purse for $24.99. It even came with a computer cover. Score! I’m serious when I say it makes me look like a legit grown-up.

+Pinned: My mom has a board for things she thinks I might like (I know, she thinks I’m special) and she pinned this adorable picture of a golden (and I re-pinned immediately). She knows how desperate I am for a pup of my own. I look at this and in my head I just say, over and over “when the time is right”. But gosh, my heart just melts at this picture.

Happy Thursday!

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