Friday, August 30, 2013

five {random thoughts} on friday

1. I bought a bottle of Essie brand nail polish, now literally no other nail polish that I own compares.  Seriously, I put on (what was) my favorite nail polish brand, and now it sucks.  Like, the Essie stuff didn't chip for a long time.   And this stuff has been on two days, chip city (then again I did clean the bathroom and do dishes maybe I'll give it a second chance).  Well, sorry I just worked through that crisis with ya'll.  Thanks for your help.  FYI, this is the color I got.  It's a really pretty pale pink that I am OBSESSED with. 

2. I started watching New Girl, and it's pretty much changed my life.  I am pretty sure that Jess is my spirit animal.
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Also, P.S. my husband is basically a lot like Nick.  Hates cheesy stuff, is a bit of a realist (or as I say, a pessimist), gets annoyed when I'm super optimistic but still loves me so so so much.. 

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We're a good balance of yin and yang.  We're VERY alike, and VERY different.  We balance each other out perfectly and that's why we really are so very much in love.  He keeps me grounded, I help him see the good in everything, and that's why we work together.  Man, I'm lucky...anyways, back to the point of this whole post.

3. We got to do dentist round #2 for the hubs.  One of his fillings was cracked, so we had to get it replaced.  But, it's all good!  Things are all fixed, his teeth look lovely and our insurance is amaze-balls beyond belief.  Next on the list, ORTHODONTIST IN OCTOBER!  Woot Woot!  Is this what being an adult feels like?  Being excited about insurance and doctor's appointments?  Ehhh....

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4. These are the current floral beauties hanging out in my living room.  I have no idea what kind of flowers they are.  But I love them.  Anyone out in blog world that knows what these are, hit me up and let me know.  Also, since I'm on admin leave from work (Maintenance found black mold at our port of entry, so we're all getting paid to be home while they fix it...I'll be honest, I'm a weirdo and I hate not going to work.) these are something pretty for me to fascinate about.  Anyways, anyone who knows what these beautiful green and white flower are, please let me know!

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5. When the hubs isn't looking, I take my shoes off and put my feet on the dashboard. YOLO (Also, I hate myself for typing that.)  P.S. I am SUPER self conscious about my feet.  I have a rogue pinky toe, as you can tell (Thanks dad....).  Ah, oh well, I share my life with you anyways, might as well embrace my oddities.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

love is spoken here

**Sorry for the impromptu blog vacation.  Life has been completely crazy with Grandpa passing away.  Now that I'm home and life is getting back to normal I'll get back on the bloggy bandwagon.  Thanks so much for your patience with me! **
On Saturday, August 24, 2013 we laid my dear Grandfather, Russell Gene Hales to rest beside his dear wife, Carma Jane Mendenhall Hales.  The services were filled with beautiful red roses, Grandpa's favorite flower.  All of his children spoke, as well as me and my cousin Joey.  The granddaughters sang together and then all of the grandchildren sang.  To be honest, I cried through my entire talk.  I felt silly because my mother was so well composed during her beautiful tribute to Grandpa Hales.  I'm an easy crier (and an ugly one at that, I ain't lying) so I pretty much couldn't contain myself.  I'd like to share with you what I intended to speak on (well, the speech I had written, although I think I cut a lot of this out as I was talking). 
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From Left to Right: Daniel, William, Anne, Me, Grandpa Hales, Circa 1996 ish?  Not super sure when this was taken...But I look about 4 years old, so I'm going with it.
Hello, for those of you that don't know me, I am Megan Belcher, formerly Megan Potter.  I am Ellen and Alan Potter's youngest daughter and I am so grateful to be part of a very fortunate group of women.  I know only 10 ladies who were lucky enough to grow up as Russell Gene Hales’s granddaughters.  When I was a little girl, I always wanted to marry someone just like my grandfather.  I wanted to marry someone with patience, kindness, and someone who possessed the spirit of pure love.  My Grandpa Hales taught me what is really means to unconditionally, purely love everyone.

In Moroni we learn that the pure love of Christ is charity, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.”  The scriptures also teach us that charity is the the highest, noblest, strongest kind of love, not merely affection.  My grandfather was a truly charitable man. 

His love was not passive nor was it restrained.  I guarantee every single one of his grandchildren will attest that they were grandpa’s “favorite grandchild.”  The reason we all feel as though we had a special relationship with our grandpa is because we each did!  Grandpa took the time to make each and every one of us feel special.  I remember when I was a little girl, he took me to “The Store” and he let me pick out the side dish that was going to go with dinner while we were visiting.  Looking back, it seems trivial and silly that I felt so good after such a little act, but it was all of the little acts Grandpa did for us that made each of us feel so special.  

Grandpa served in absolutely every capacity he could.  He served in the Navy, he served three missions for the LDS church (one to Czechoslovakia, and two with his dear wife to Nauvoo Illinois), he served as Stake Mission Leader in nearly every stake he lived in.  My grandfather showed me the absolute most perfect example of service.  After my sweet grandmother suffered several debilitating strokes, he did absolutely everything in his power to care for her.  He devoted every single minute of every single day to the tender care of my dear grandmother.  He was selfless in his service, he was pure in his love and he was completely dedicated to serving my grandmother until her very last day.  Grandpa taught me what Christlike service is all about.  President Hinkley reiterated that lesson when he stated, “He who lives only unto himself withers and dies, while he who forgets himself in the service of others grows and blossoms in this life and in eternity.”  

Grandpa didn't care about what mistakes you'd ever made.  Even when any of us grandchildren made silly mistakes or said stupid things he never held it against us.  This didn't just extend to his grandchildren and children, but extended to everyone around him.  I remember  walking to the duck pond with him and my niece a few years ago in the summer.  He chatted and talked to every single person we passed.  Some were people he'd known before, others were complete strangers meeting for the first time.  Grandpa was welcoming to all of them.  He didn't care about what they might have down, what they might do or who they were, he simply wanted to share his love with them.

Grandpa absolutely loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Any of us who had the privilege to learn about the gospel from such a studied man were truly fortunate.  He taught me the importance of having a strong relationship with God.  Grandpa was a man of God who continuously sought His guidance in all things.  He took his priesthood responsibilities very seriously and considered it an honor to partake in this great work.  As his several LDS missions and innumerable church callings attest, he loved serving and assisting in spreading the gospel to anyone willing to partake of it.  I know that he is so joyful now, being able to serve in the fullness of this work on the other side of the veil with his sweetheart and so many other family members he is finally reunited with.

As I'm sure many of you know, my grandfather fought a good fight with Alzheimer's Disease in his last years.  I wish not to dwell on his suffering with the disease, but to emphasize that even while dealing with the disease he still exemplified what true, unconditional love and charity he had his whole life.  Even when he wasn't sure who my sweet husband was, he treated him with such love and respect.  One day a few months ago we were visiting with him and watching old western movies.  We had to head home after the movie because I had work the next day.  I gave grandpa a hug and kiss before we left.  JD shook his hand and hugged him.  Grandpa told him that he loved him and that JD needed to take care of me.  He thought of his family as his greatest accomplishment.  He knew JD was someone to be loved.  Regardless of if he knew exactly who he was, he still loved him.    

Elder Marvin J. Ashton beautifully observed: “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.”

My greatest goal is to one day be as charitable as my sweet grandfather.  His example of unconditional love is unparalleled.  His service was an inspiration to us all to look for opportunities in our own lives.  He never judged anyone.  He simply loved everyone.  While my future children will never meet their great grandfather in this life, I am so grateful for his legacy that will teach my children the importance of charity and unconditional love.  I love my grandpa so much.  I am eternally grateful that I know our family is forever.  I know we will all be reunited again in the hereafter and that we will live together in eternal joy.  
Loves and Hugs from Wyoming,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Something Borrowed: Wedding Link Up (Our Engagement)

For the next few months, my pal Sydney is partnering with Ashley and hosting a monthly link up about all of the  craziness that planning a wedding involves.  Being newlyweds still, all of the craziness of planning a wedding is still fresh on my mind.  There are so many things I wish I could go back and tell myself (i.e. stressing about how many lollipops are needed for "thank you for coming" gifts was a colossal waste of worrying).  So, I am so excited to be participating in this link-up to hopefully impart some of my hindsight knowledge. 

Obviously, before the wedding planning can get started, you have to get engaged first, right?!  Right.  So, here goes our engagement story.  And, I'll be honest, it's a little unconventional.  But, the end result is romantic and perfect. 

As most of you have read from my Love Story page, we were high school sweethearts (and I kind of hate that we were sometimes...more on that later).  We became good friends first and fell in love in early 2008.  However, neither of us didn't want to start a relationship.  I was a young high schooler, he was preparing to serve a two-year church mission for the LDS Church.  Attachment was not something we needed. JD left for his mission to Columbus Ohio in August 2008 and he served until August 2010.  For those two years we didn't talk on the phone, text or anything (I know, basically caveman communication was required) but we did write lots of letters and kept our friendship blossoming.  I dated other people while he was gone, but I still had a faint hope in my heart that when he got back our friendship would perhaps blossom into a real romance.  After not seeing him or talking to him in nearly two years, we were reunited in 2010 and our love was instant.  We dated for almost two years, waiting for the timing to be right.  I was finishing up high school, then just starting college.  He was working all the time and saving up to start college.  And, we just weren't "ready" even though we were deeply in love and knew we wanted to spend our lives together.

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The Dating Time, October 2011
In December of 2011 I had sinus surgery right before Christmas (Merry Christmas to me, right?).  My parents came down to St. George, UT from Wyoming to spend the holiday with me and nurse me back to health.  Every hour JD wasn't working, he was by my bedside assisting in my care.  Seriously, I am not even joking.  He changed bandages, gave me medication, and did pretty much everything he could for me.  The entire time I just felt so lucky.  I had my wonderful parents and my sweet boyfriend there helping me get back to good health. 

My dad had to go back up to Wyoming right after Christmas for work, so my mother stayed in St. George with me until I was fully recovered.  When my recovery was complete and my mom had to go back to Wyoming, we met my dad in the middle of the drive (Beaver, UT....really not the middle for him, he drove a lot further than us, but he was a great sport!) and dropped my mom off to him.  Then JD and I were going to drive back to St. Geezy (as we affectionately call it).  The week previous to this, JD had told me in confidence that he was going to ask my father's permission to marry me.  He wanted to make sure my father approved before he proposed (I know, sweet much?).  JD asked both of my parents for permission to take my hand in marriage in a Wendy's in Beaver, UT (not the most ideal situation, but, hey he worked with the opportunity available). 

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The Engagement Night, January 2012

On January 6, 2012, JD asked me if I wanted to go to dinner, rent a movie and walk around the temple.  That was pretty much our standard for a great date night (we were poor college students, dates were simple).  I got all ready and he came to pick me up.  He wanted me to pick where we ate and I picked Durango's, my fave St. Geezy eatery.  I got my usual Taco Salad (which I believe is made of pure awesomeness because it is so delish) and we went over to pick a movie to rent.  We decided on Crazy, Stupid, Love (still my fave movie to this day).  After picking a movie we drove over to the St. George LDS Temple.  (I just want to emphasize I had NO REASON to think this date was unlike any other, JD still thinks it wasn't a surprise since we'd picked out a ring a few days earlier, trust me it was)

This location had a really special meaning for us for lots of reasons.  It was our favorite date locale (mostly because, it was free!).  We loved going to do baptisms for the dead, going through the visitor's center and just walking around the grounds.  Also, our first kiss was outside that temple on a bench in 2011 (we waited a long time before we kissed, and I am still so grateful we did that, it made it so much more special).  We did our normal walk around the temple, then JD took me to the bench where we had our first kiss.  His arms were tight around me as we stared at the lights adorning the trees surrounding the temple, it was just after Christmas so the decorations were still up.  He kissed me and stroked my hair.  He whispered that he loved me and then he was all of the sudden on one knee.  I kept saying "Oh my gosh, what are you doing? What are you doing?!"  He had tears in his eyes and said "Megan Elizabeth Potter, will you marry me?"  I am pretty sure I just sat and cried for about 15 minutes until I finally muttered out "YES!" 

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The Engagement Photos, April 2012
Then, of course the wedding planning all began and clearly we survived it.  Here's my first piece of advice to all brides-to-be, as long as you are married to the absolute love of your life at the end of your wedding day, nothing else that happens really matters.
Trust me.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

ah, life man

Currently, I am in Salt Lake City away from my laptop therefore the blog has been a little quiet lately. Thank you so much for your patience with me! 

Yesterday our family lost our patriarch. Russell Gene Hales passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 18, 2013 at 9:23am. While difficult and painful for us, it was a day of celebration for him. He is finally reunited with his dear wife, parents, brother and granddaughter. He is finally free of the pain his body endured. 

However, life has a way of making things come full circle. The same day my grandfather passed, my cousin's baby boy was blessed. His father gave him a beautiful blessing and the occasion was truly joyous. Even though grandpa passed away on Sunday, his legacy lives on through all of us, including sweet baby Sam. More on all of this later. 

P.S. The giveaway winner was.......MORGAN MEAD! Please email me at with the information to ship your prize out to you! 

P.P.S. I am not a fan of using the blogger app on my phone to write posts. Not at all. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

that time i cried while bra shopping

The past few weeks have been rough ones for me.  We've had lots of family emergencies that have taken their emotional toll.  Namely: My grandfather is officially on hospice care.  The sweet 87 year old man I have always loved and looked up to is, sadly, deteriorating quickly.  Not only is he now in the late stages of Alzheimer's, but they have located a blood clot near his heart.  It has been an emotionally difficult time for the family.  Since all of these things have come to light, we decided to go down to Salt Lake for the weekend to spend time with Grandpa and do some shopping.  It was lovely to spend the time with him.  He danced with my aunt, made jokes with us and watched old western movies with us.  He wasn't always sure who we were or what was going on, but at least we were able to be there.

On Monday we decided we'd do our shopping and head back to Wyoming.  JD needed some clothes, I needed some clothes, we needed groceries, JD needed a case for his iPhone (he finally joined TEAM iPHONE!).  We needed to go to the mall, we needed to stop at Costco, etc.  Now, over the last few months, I have broken 6 bras.  They've had wires pop out, closures snapped off, stuff like that.  When we got to Salt Lake, the last bra I had bit the dust and the wires decided to just give up.  The hubs said we had to take me to get fitted because, clearly, the bras were not fitting right and I was getting marks on my shoulders and back from the bra. 

So, after getting clothes for JD and a phone case, I went into Victoria's Secret and started looking around.  A saleswoman came and asked if I needed some help.  I told her I hadn't been fitted for a bra in a lot of years, I've been having problems with my bras and I just wanted to verify what size I actually am.  She asked what size I normally wear, I told her "Meh, like a 36 C."  She said alright and measured my bust.  "Oh sweetie, you're not a 36 C."  "Really, what size am I?"

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"You're a 38 DD."

Whoa, whoa, whoa....whaaaaaaaaaaaat???!!!!???!!!!???!!!  I was honestly in disbelief.  She took me into the dressing room and got me fitted into a 38DD bra.  When I saw the bra, I thought, "My boobs are not NEARLY that large, there's no way they'll even begin to fill that out."  Well, guess what?  It fit perfectly.  No bulges, no marks, no extreme constriction.  Then I did something I never thought I'd ever do in my whole life.

I cried in the Victoria's Secret dressing room. 

When I saw myself in a proper fitting bra that was comfortable and looked good on me, I just had a complete emotional release.  Regardless of all of the emotional problems in my personal life, I can still feel pretty.  It was just, overwhelming. 

I've been losing weight by doing things the old fashioned way (working out like a beast, eating the way I am supposed to), I've been feeling better about myself but now I have a new confidence.  My breasts are WAY larger than I really want them to be (which is part of the reason I have insisted I've been the same size since I was a teenager)...but, at least now I'm accepting my body the way it is.  Busty, I am.  Chunky, I am.  Beautiful, I am! 

Point is: Don't be afraid to love yourself exactly the way you are.  Don't be afraid to express your emotions.  Don't be afraid to cry at Victoria's Secret.  The gals there are surprisingly caring and will hug you and let you cry it out.  At least they do at the Fashion Place Mall in Salt Lake City.

P.S. have you entered the giveaway yet?  Make sure you do!  Giveaway closes on Friday!

Friday, August 9, 2013

five {favorite things} + a GIVEAWAY

For five on Friday, I wanted to share with you five of my absolute favorite things.  Seriously, the following five things are, like, the best things ever.  I cannot live without them.

1. GLAMGLOW Super Mud Clearing Mask

Have you heard of this stuff?  I read about it in several beauty magazines and on beauty blogs.  Supposedly, it will literally pull the dirt and grime out of your pores.  I was really skeptical, especially where it is $69.99 for a jar.  However, one month I was particularly curious and I found a sweet deal on it, so I bought a jar. 

First off, the inside of the box says "Hello Sexy," and that's enough to make anyone feel good.  The packaging is beautiful and the mask does not disappoint.  I washed my face and put the mask all over.  After about 20 minutes of letting it dry, I took a look in the mirror.  I could actually see where it was pulling out my blackheads and zits.  Seriously, it was unbelievable.  I'll spare you the pictures of my face, however, I will for sure show you the pictures they provide explaining how the mask does it's magic. 

2. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

I use this stuff every single day.  It is my absolute favorite.  I have acne (yeah, overweight and acne in my twenties, do you feel better about yourself now?) therefore, moisturizer kind of becomes a curse word.  Putting more oil on my face, no thank you.  However, I've noticed some early wrinkles forming and I needed to figure out a way to moisturize my skin without clogging my pores.  This moisturizer is definitely the answer.  It softens, moisturizes and clears up blemishes.  For realz, it is the shiz.

3. Seriously, I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

This book will brighten your day no matter what.  I have read it at least a dozen times.  Every time I have a bad day, I open it up and instantly I have a much better outlook on life.  Ellen is hilarious (if you can't tell by my million posts about her, I'm kind of obsessed) and she can make any bad day better.  This book is the bees knees.  Enjoy the following quote from Ellen's newest book:

“Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, "I can't tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let's walk faster." Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.” -Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously I'm Kidding

4. Target

Adorable products, amazing prices, 'nuff said.

5. Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara

This stuff is amazing.  The commercials don't even do it justice.  I love the look of having big, full lashes.  Most mascaras clump up and make a gunky mess of my lashes.  However, this stuff defines each lash making your eyes look big, and beautiful!

So, if do these things sound amazing to you?  Well, it's your lucky day.  I wanted to celebrate all of you new readers, so how does a giveaway sound?!  Well, if you want to enter to win ALL OF THESE AMAZING PRIZES (over $100 dollar value) go ahead and enter below.  The giveaway will be open until midnight on Friday, August 16, 2013.  A winner will be announced the following Saturday, August 17, 2013.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

weigh in and work out wednesday

**Before getting to today's post, I just want to say HI NEW READERS!  I want to welcome my new friends to the blog after the Super Sunday Sync!  I love you already! **

On a few of my favorite fitness blogs, I've seen them link up to this party called Weigh-In-Wednesday and Work Out Wednesday.  On my current journey to health and wellness, the blog world has become something that has really pushed me and inspired me.  Seriously, when you have a community of friends who are supporting and uplifting each other, it makes all the difference!  (Big shout out to my girls blogging at Imperfect Perfection and A Fluffy Girl)

So, this week I decided to join in the Weigh-In-Wednesday fun.  Weighing in this morning, I've lost 1 pound since the last time I weighed last week!  Woo hoo!  Finally, seeing some results from making these lifestyle changes and working toward getting to my goal weight. 

As far as working out, my current favorite thing in the world is Zumba.  Seriously, have you jumped on the Zumba bandwagon yet? For realz, basically the best thing to ever happen to me.  So much fun, I hardly realize how many calories I'm burning (and, it is a LOT).  I have yet to venture into a real "Zumba Class" mostly because I jiggle a ton...and I'm not super comfortable jiggling in front of just anyone!  (Zumba on the Xbox 360 Kinect is the bees kness.  Love it!)

Linking up with Weight In Wednesday and Work Out Wednesday.  Link up with us and join the fun!

Weigh In Wedneday

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Guest Hosting: Super Sunday Sync #47

Today, I am SO honored to be guest-hosting the Super Sunday Sync with Kera at Nugget on a Budget and Dawn at Dawn's Disaster!  These ladies are two of the coolest ladies you'll ever have the pleasure to meet and you should totally check them out.  I've been a big fan of this blog hop for a really long time, so I am thrilled to not only be part of it, but to be introducing it to my readers!  It's a fantastic way to get to know new blogs, gain new readers and have an all around excellent time!  The rules are simple and can be found below.  Link up and enjoy!

Welcome to Super Sunday Sync #47!
Do you know who ROSEY is?  She's our new permanent host of the Super Sunday Sync!  We are SO excited to welcome her to our mix.  Rosey has linked up with #SSShop fro the beginning...I mean the B-E-G-I-N-N-I-N-G.  
Let's give a warm welcome to our wonderful Guest-Hosts this week:
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy and our WINNER from last week is Judy from Judy H-J's Thoughts
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Friday, August 2, 2013

five {guilty pleasures} on a friday

This week I have been pondering all of my little guilty pleasures.  I mean, we all have them right?  Whether it be food, reality tv shows, favorite corny movies, etc.  So, today I want to link up with Five On Friday to talk about my Five Guiltiest Pleasures.

Dance Moms

For real, it is my absolute favorite reality show.  It is corny, it is dumb, it is the epitome of the stage mom fascination.  The moms are all crazy, Abby Lee is crazy, the girls are adorable and sweet as pie.  To me, it all adds up for a pretty fantastic hour of television. 

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It's because you are a crazy one, Abby....and I love you for it.
Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Seriously, have you tried these little bits of deliciousness?  They're out of this world.  They're SO crunchy and SO flavorful and SO....awesome.  The extra crunch can be hard to get used to for some people.  But they're the absolute best.  Yeah...just ignore those extra calories that are FOR SURE there....

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Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper = The Shiz-Nit

Glutino Fudge Covered Pretzels

So, you may/may not know that I am gluten intolerant.  My body doesn't process gluten and the only treatment is to completely eliminate gluten from your diet.  I cheat every now and then, however, I almost ALWAYS regret it.  Ah.... Anyways, these little babies are my favorite gluten-free indulgence.  Sweet, Salty, Chocolatey amazingness.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey

I got started with the Real Housewives franchise watching Real Housewives of Atlanta.  They sucked me in, until I discovered ALL of the other braches of the Real Housewives empire.  New Jersey easily became my absolute favorite.  These women aren't just on a show together, almost ALL of them are family!  It makes for a really interesting dynamic.

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P.S. I am so sad that Teresa might not be in the next season because of their legal problems.  Seriously, how I am expected to make it through a season without her calling someone a prostitution whore?  Too bad her and her husband have a federal indictment against them, the price of committing crimes against the government...


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I have been a proud Pinterest addict for a couple of years now.  It's amazeballs (P.S. I credit my overuse of the term amazeballs to Giuliana Rancic...Fashion Police is another guilty pleasure show that I love.).  So many fun ideas, crafts, fitness tips, recipes, and about a million other things.  If you want to see some of the things I love to pin on pinterest, you can follow me here.  (shameless plug, completed.)

Linking up with Five On A Friday over at The Good Life.