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I am deeply saddened by the news of Robin Williams’ passing.  I grew up watching so many of his amazing performances, and I think we can all agree, the world was blessed to know his unique sense of humor and extraordinary talent.

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 Check out some of his most beloved moments here.

RIP Robin Williams, you will be forever missed.

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Every time I go to type the date, I catch myself almost typing 2015, instead of the year we are currently in, 2014. WTF? Ummmm, calm down brain, time flies quickly enough! Speaking of, time has flown by this week! How is it even possible that we are almost to yet another weekend?!

Well, needless to say, weekends are for all of the things we love most. Family, friends, workouts, parties, oh and duh- shopping.

1. Michael Kors Bailey Chronograph Bracelet Watch

1 Every lady needs a gold watch, I mean, no brainer right? This is the kind of stunner you can wear with a whole load of other jewelry or rock alone, it really does it all. Buy here.

2. Succulent Jewelry Holder

2I’m all about my jewelry (hence #2 somewhat relating to #1, totally unintentional- btw). I love finding cute ways to display my jewelry, on the regular. I mean, it is way too easy to just throw my brand new MK watch on my brand new Succulent Jewelry Holder, total love. Buy here.

3. How to Grill Fruit by the Baking Bites

3Here’s the greatest thing about the internet, that everyone knows but it’s still SO amazing to think about.. You can literally know NOTHING about a subject, search for it on the net, and become an expert. Granted, there may be weird sources and you have to sift through the crap, but by and large, you can find what you’re looking for. Something I have ALWAYS wanted to do but never did until recently was grill fruit, and let me tell you- IT’S THE FREAKING BEST. Now if you’re a newbie fruit griller like me, check out this quick rundown here.

4. Why Everyone Needs to Try Foam Rolling and How to Do It

4I tried foam rolling about a year ago for the first time ever and I have been a fan ever since.  I had no idea what foam rolling was prior, I had no idea what I was doing, but after the class I felt great. Foam rolling is a fantastic way to relax your body, your muscles and mind. How to’s and more information can be found here.

5. Herschel Supply Co. Backpack

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When it comes to patterned backpacks, I can’t control myself.  Especially this little palm tree wonder.  I mean, who can resist? I’m totally in love of this bag. It’s stylish, versatile and totally loveable in every way. Buy here.

 




Are you ready for your mind to be blown?

Like full on, life may never be the same/how is this not in my weekly routine/can we make this a cocktail recipe/the answer is yes/all day every day/I live and love this so much?!?

That may or may not make sense, but in any case- WATERMELON JUICE!!

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So here’s the dealio with watermelon. It’s amazing. It’s summer. It’s everywhere. It’s cheap, healthy and easy to find. TOTAL no brainer, right?? Totally! Cut to me eating way too much and getting a stomach ache… Ewwww, no good. But then, I tried watermelon juice. As in, I went to the store, I bought a watermelon for like $3, cut it in half-sies at home, scooped it into the blender, added some lime juice and drank that s*%t like it’s going out of style, and shocker…… no tummy ache.

Hmmmm.

But why!? Juice, that’s why. Juice absorbs into your body quicker than whole foods. Your body doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to break down the food to convert it to nutrients, so…. hello quicker absorption!

Watermelon is not only delicious, but surprise!! Nutritious. It’s 90% water, so a natural diuretic, which helps you to feel less bloated, and flushes out all the nasty toxins in your body (great for hangovers too, btw.)  Watermelon is a nutrient powerhouse full of Vitamins A, C, and B6. Oh, and game changer of my life/newly acquired fact: watermelon eases sore muscles!!!!

What?!?

Yes.

Watermelon is chalk full of the amino acid L-citrulline which aids in circulation and helps to relax blood vessels. It’s been proven to help athletes to recover from long runs, bike rides, and other strenuous activities to drink a glass of unpasteurized watermelon juice before partaking in their activity.

So! Watermelon juice it is, forevs.

BTW- add a couple of limes, thank me later.

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Why hello there!

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Where to start, where to start…

After a brief (5 month) unintentional hiatus, I am back!! Without boring you with mundane life deets, sob stories, et al, let me just sum up this icky hiatus with one, itsy bitsy hashtag: #IMISSEDYOU

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the goods! During the past five months, I’ve been dreaming, planning, working and #obessing (ok I’m done) over what to do with Everything’s A Thing next. We are coming up on our 2nd Birthday in September. Yes, our 2ND BIRTHDAY! 1-2, no longer one, but not yet two (cue Britney Spears, I’m not a girl, not yet a woman)…… Ahhh the good old days.

Anyway, I’m very excited to announce that the best is yet to come, in the form of:

-Collaborations with new friends + brands + bloggers

-Super fun projects

-Product Reviews

-MORE giveaways (yes!!!)

-Top Five Thursdays will now be back and better than ever, yes!

+++++ The addition of some new writers, contributors to the blog!! +++++

(Stay tuned for this post, coming soon. If you’re a writer, photographer, graphic designer, I’m talking to you! :))

So stay tuned for more sparkly fun, to come. In the meantime, I just wanted to say hello. I have sincerely missed all of you and THANK YOU for your continued support. I’m still working through e-mails but will get back to you as soon as possible (pinky swear).

Toodles!

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Happy Thursday!!!

How is everybody doing on their January Challenge?! Personally, the daily gratitude thing has been great for me so far. It challenges me to take a moment in my day to just appreciate something or someone, and with so many blessings to choose from, it’s often a challenge to just pick one.

Don’t forget to send me some of your daily thanks (send here), I’ll be sharing some of my favorites at the end of January!

And now………. this week’s top five!

1. Victoria’s Secret Angel Sport Bra

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There’s something about putting on  some hawt active wear that really gets me in the mood to well, get active! It’s totally true, half the battle is getting to the gym, so throw on a stylish fit, and get to steppin’.

Buy here.

2. Alice + Olivia Silk Dress

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Nothing says, I love you like a silk and metallic jacquard dress in red hot red. Alice + Olivia totally have you covered this Valentine’s Day.

Buy here.

3. Hello Sunshine Pillow

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Not all home decor pops come from neon greens and bright yellows, it’s all about the minimalist style for a maximizing effect.

Buy here.

4. Antler Me This Wall Decor

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Don’t be afraid of a little animal detail with a lot of gold, a powerful mix and doubles as a hanger. Boom!

Buy here.

5. Poppy Art Pink by Essie

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Okay so it’s not quite spring, but I’ll wear pink if I want to! Totally feeling light grey and pink, maybe with some polka dots?? Yes.

Buy here.

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