Things That Thrill Me

My Alma mater, Drake University, is best-known for the annual Drake Relays, which includes the most beautiful bulldog contest. This year’s winner, of course, is another cutie.

Um, can we discuss the fact that Blake Lively had a baby four months ago and already looks this killer in an evening gown? I’m convinced that she has super genes.

I’m not a big drinker, but with the glimpses of warm weather here and there lately, I do love a good springtime/summertime cocktail. I love this unique twist with the use of blackberries.

Anybody that knows me is aware that Full House is my all-time
favorite television show – I even own all eight seasons on DVD. So, you
can imagine that the news of a Netflix spinoff series pretty much made my life.

Well, our DIY built-ins are at-last finished (!), so now it’s time
for me to get decorating. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed how to go
about it since the shelves are pretty big, but this post offers some great tips and advice.

Biana pinned this Forever 21 blush twill jacket earlier in the week, and it has been sitting in my online shopping cart ever since. Should I bite the bullet and order it?

Phantom of the Opera is my all-time favorite musical, and this Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson duet of “All I Ask of You” is simply stunning.

My salad addiction is still real and alive around here, and I can’t wait to try this caprese avocado chicken salad recipe that Katie posted earlier this week – yum!

I want to replace the bi-fold closet doors in my office with mirrored sliding doors, and I adore this easy design DIY to make them look even more chic.

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  1. 5.9.15

    That jacket is awesome, go for it! A salad addiction is a good addiction to have, I wish i had that right about now! Can't wait to see how the built ins turned out!

  2. 5.9.15
    Pamela said:

    Ugh, I'm convinced Blake isn't human! She always looks so perfect! And yay for your built ins being done! Can't wait to see how you decorate!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. 5.9.15

    Ohh I love Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson! So excited to hear that duet! Blake Lively is ridiculously beautiful. I love that she named her daughter James.

    Her Heartland Soul

  4. 4.27.15

    I hope you enjoyed the duet! It's amazing. I agree about the blackberries in the cocktail – I'm anxious to try it.

  5. 4.27.15

    They do sound so good together! I'm off to see if the jacket is still available!

  6. 4.27.15

    Yeah! It's the little things in life that bring us happiness, right?! 🙂

  7. 4.27.15

    Right?! It's the best!

  8. 4.27.15

    Yes! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who nerds out over musicals. 🙂

  9. 4.27.15

    Thanks, friend! Always can count on you for a good answer. 🙂

  10. 4.27.15

    Of course, girl! It's on my to-make list this week. 🙂 Those built-ins are killing me … I'm having such a hard time envisioning how I want to decorate them, but hopefully I can get my act together and get them looking good soon.

  11. 4.27.15

    I keep telling myself that the salad addiction is a good thing – I just need to get more creative with different recipes for them!

  12. 4.27.15

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

  13. 4.27.15

    Girl, you're missing out with Netflix! I'm lucky in the sense that my brother just lets me log into his account so I don't actually have to pay for it, lol.

  14. 4.27.15

    LOL, you seriously crack me up with some of your comments. I hope the Full House spin-off isn't weird, but I'm sure I'll watch it regardless since I can't help myself.

  15. 4.27.15

    This is why I always pose fashion and beauty questions to my blogger friends because I know you guys will 9 times out 10 tell me to just buy it, lol!

  16. 4.27.15

    Right?! She's super human! Those built-ins are seriously the death of me right now, haha. Hopefully I get my act together soon and get them looking good. 🙂

  17. 4.27.15

    I totally agree with you about Blake Lively, and I hope that you got a chance to listen to the duet – it's beautiful!

  18. 4.24.15
    Nadia said:

    Yum, I bet blackberries would cut down the sweetness of a fruity cocktail. Yay for the built ins! Can't wait to see what you do with them! I'm a big fan of musicals, Phantom was the very first one I went to see when I was little, going over to listen now!

  19. 4.24.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I knew you would be so excited about the Full House spinoff! I say go for the blush jacket, it's so cute! good recipes and decorating ideas, too! Love the Josh and Kelly collaboration, they sound magical together!

  20. 4.23.15
    Jenna said:

    My week was so made when hearing about Fuller House! SO excited! I also love Phantom and that duet is awesome!

  21. 4.23.15

    I'm so excited for the Full House spinoff!! I was obsessed with that show lol!
    xo Emily

  22. 4.23.15

    Okay wait I am sooo glad you included the Josh Groban-Kelly Clarkson "All I Ask of You Duet!" I totally nerded out over it when I first heard about it that last week (Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical too!) But let's be honest… all these things are great haha. Thanks for sharing!
    Alyssa with an A

  23. 4.23.15
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Love that jacket and I think you'd totally rock it, I vote yes 🙂

  24. 4.23.15

    Thanks for featuring my salad! 🙂 And YAY for the built-ins being finished! I can't wait to see them and how you're going to decorate!

  25. 4.23.15

    Loving all of these! That salad recipe is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

  26. 4.23.15

    Aww that doggie is so cute!! That cocktail sounds delicious, and Blake Lively is beautiful and has such great style. Definitely trying Katie's salad too, and omg the Full House thing makes me want to get Netflix. 🙂 I hope that you have a great day lady!! 🙂

  27. 4.23.15
    Jenn said:

    Blake Likely is a genetic freak lol. Either that or she's a millionaire and has someone to train the heck out of her for all hours of the day if need be. Either way, I'm envious lol. That summer cocktail looks divine!!!! I'm excited to see how the Full House spin-off ends up being!

  28. 4.23.15
    Biana Perez said:

    Blake Lively is my girl crush 100% – she's so amazing and down to earth at the same time…I want to be her friend lol!! I say purchase the jacket…if you don't like you get to return it LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston