Fun Facts Friday!

Hello there friends! Let’s get right down to it, shall we?

1. You need to stop what you are doing and follow Broad Street Dough Co. on Instagram.

Broad Street Dough Co. Instagram

How incredible does this thing look? I literally salivate every day they post a picture. I am actively searching for reasons to get to New Jersey purely because I need to get to this doughnut shop. It’s becoming an obsession.

 2. My fitbit is starting to grow on me.

Fitbit Flex

My sister got me a fitbit for Christmas and I’ve basically been wearing it every day since. I’ve been learning how to use it and while I’m still struggling with the sleep function (they lie when they say just tap quickly) but otherwise I’m a big fan. I like being able to track my food and exercised that aren’t picked up by it (i.e. those yoga classes). So yeah so far so good!

3. This Sole Society stripe weekender bag needs to be mine.

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I’ve been looking for the perfect weekender bag and I’ve had my eye on this one for quite some time now. I love black and white stripes plus the size would be perfect for quick trips. Bonus it’s less than $65!

4. This etsy dinosaur ring is amazing.

Etsy Dinosaur Sterling Silver Ring

I mean can you imagine “oh hey nice dinosaur ring” as a compliment? It would be the best compliment I’ve ever received.

5. These Salted Caramel Brownie Bites from Inside Bru Crew Life could be the best thing that’s ever come out of the food blogger world.

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No explanation needed.

Now I must go pack up my things for our little road trip, have a happy weekend everyone! 🙂

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Fun Facts Friday!

So happy it’s Friday! So ready for the weekend 🙂

1. “Yes Please” to Amy Poehler’s new book.

Amy Poehler "Yes Please"

This book is everything I thought it would be. Witty, honest and endearing it completely shows her personality for better or for worse. I’m such a big Amy Poehler fan and getting to know how she got to the place she is with such funny and random stories strung throughout has made me love her even more. The only thing I will say that is a bit weird is how much she name drops, I can’t tell if she’s over doing it just to be funny or if she told everyone and their mother that she would mention them because even for this celebrity obsessed girl, it’s a bit much!

2. DIY Instagram Coasters are super fun to give as presents but you should start them a week before giving them to the person not a day.

Meg DIY Coaster

I found the easiest tutorial ever on Living Your Creative to make some coasters and while it was so simple and they came out so well I made the mistake of trying to do 24 of them the night before Christmas. Fail. I must have missed the part in the directions that said they need to be sprayed and set with acrylic like a week after the modge podge is put on. OH well I did bring them along with me to show everyone what they would be getting when I complete them and so far the reviews are all positive. I’m actually really happy with how they came out. The one above is my little sister Meghan while she was studying abroad in Greece. How cool is she??

3. I’m the proud owner of Hunter Boots.

Hunter Boots

As all of you know the weather has been an absolute disaster in these parts lately but thankfully for me the boy and I wandered out Tuesday night to grab my much anticipated Christmas present. We went into Dear Lucy, one of the most adorable little shoe stores on Church Street and I immediately went in for the kill on some original tall matte black Hunter Boots. Add in the welly boot socks they are the perfect warmth for these arctic temperatures outside. Safe to say, I’m in love with this club.

4. I won something at Cyclepath’s Anniversary Party!

 Cyclepath Anniversary Party

Last month Maria and I hit up the one year anniversary party for the spin studio and we both ended up winning prizes. I’m not entirely sure what I won but it’s exciting regardless. Tonight we are going to check out a class called “Club Sweat” which is described as a nightclub themed spin class. I’m going to have to find something that glows in the dark… I’m so excited.

5. I’m going to watch this season of the Bachelor.

I haven’t seen any since I was maybe in my freshman year of college but I’m going to try again with this season. Why? Not sure but I think it’s going to be a great decision.

Fun Facts Friday

1. Ski season is here and liftopia is where it’s at.

Sugarbush Lift TicketSnow has been dusting and I am so ready to hit the mountains. If you haven’t already used liftopia it’s an awesome site for getting discounted lift tickets all across the country. I used it a few times last season and this year I’m super excited to check out some mountains I haven’t snowboarded at yet, I’m looking at you Killington!

2. 15 minute Greek pasta salad does wonders for week night dinners.

Greek Pasta SaladI pinned this awhile ago from Tasty Kitchen and found a long day at work mixed with having no desire to go to the grocery store was the perfect excuse to test it out. I used my favorite Maple Grove Farms of Vermont dressing and it crushed. It was literally so simple but it really hit the spot. It made sooooo much pasta salad (you have been warned) but I didn’t even mind having it for lunch for the next couple of days.

3. My November Ipsy Glam Bag was sort of a disappointment.

November Ipsy Glam BagThe Products:

it Cosmetics: Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

This stuff is powerful, I put too much on my hand before putting it under my eyes and I was convinced it would never come off. I suppose that’s a good trait in a concealer though right?

SeaRX: Birch Sap Moisturizing Lotion

I could go either way on this lotion, I put it on after washing my face and while it burned a bit (negative) I also noticed my face didn’t dry out over night (positive).

J Cat Beauty: Wonder Lip Paint

No. No. No. I suppose I could use this for a Halloween face painting costume but otherwise it’s a bit too much for my liking.

Marc Anthony: Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

I wanted to love this stuff because it smelled amazing and was the perfect travel size but it left my hair feeling dry and didn’t keep the fly aways down.

Starlooks Cosmetics: Eye Pencil

I think I would like this in another color, olive isn’t really my thing but it was subtle enough that I would keep it in the make up bag.

I really liked September’s glam bag, last month was okay but this month just didn’t fit. At $10 a month it’s not exactly breaking the bank but I do hope the next couple months are better!

4. Tuesday night bowling is a necessary stress relief.

Tuesday Night BowlingI like bowling and I’m not afraid to admit it. $10 for 3 games and shoes? Yes, please!

5. The Growler Garage is a must visit.

Growler GarageThe Growler Garage has been on my to do list for quite some time now and with guests coming into town last weekend we finally pulled it off. It was a really cool building with lots of fun touches I mean table bases made from tires, that’s just plain awesome. Of course most importantly there was a great craft beer list to choose for tastings, I was a really big fan of the Veridian IPA from Banded Horn Brewery Company.  As the name implies you can have growlers filled right there and the other half of the store is a retail store with all sorts of beer from around the world. I said before, you must go check it out if you are ever in the Burlington area.

Fun Facts Friday

It’s finally Friday! I don’t even care that I have to work all weekend, I’m just so stinkin’ happy it’s the weekend! Now let me drop some Fun Facts Friday style knowledge on ya…

1. When your boss has a pig roast that includes a free shuttle service, commemorative t-shirts AND a keg wall, you must attend. Gotta keep the boss happy right??

NewtonannyNewtonanny Keg Wall!

Zach and IHe really loves when I take selfies with him.

CornholeSolo cups and corn hole, am I back at Tennessee??

Seriously though, this pig roast was so fun! They even had a DJ. Thanks Blaine and Becca! My employee satisfaction went up tenfold 😉

2. Wine + Painting = Masterpieces

Vin Wine BarWaiting for the magic to happen…

Wine and PaintingI went a little Aztec on this painting.

Last night I joined my co-worker Ashley for “Art Under the Influence” hosted by SEABA.  These painting classes are hosted at various locations across Burlington and taught by local artists. With your ticket you receive all the supplies as well as one free drink (sold- totally sold).  This particular one was held at Vin Bar & Shop and it was a great time! The artist had us draw lines in chalk prior to the painting process, and then after we set up a basic outline we were off to make our own interpretations.  As you can see from the photo I went a little differently on mine than others but they all turned out great! I’ll definitely attend another class 🙂

3. No big deal but I’m dating THE high score holder of Cabal at Tilt.

CabalActually the top two high scores are his #readyforfame

TiltI’m digging the layout Tilt!

Also last night post wine/painting I stopped by to see some other co-workers at Tilt Ale & Arcade House.  If you read my bucket list post from a few weeks ago this was definitely on it!  The nerd in me loved getting to play pinball and golden tee- I almost beat Zach at gold tee but I had an unfortunate run in with some water hazards that kept me down and out.  LAME!!! Tilt was fun though, lots of great beers on tap and a really cool two-floor layout.

4. I only have 3 episodes left of Orange is the New Black.

I started season 2 on Wednesday… my binge watching abilities are unbelievable. I’m not proud of this.

5. I NEED this dress.

J-CrewJ. Crew Factory Sundress

I found this dress on the J. Crew factory website and it has to be mine, the possibilities for styling it seem endless. In other dress related news, I’ve been desperately searching for a dress to wear to a wedding I’ll be attending at the end of August (and then another two in September) but so far I’m just not finding what I’m looking for.  I need something that says “Hello, I’m classy but also I’m super fun and sometimes fashionable.” WHERE DO I FIND THAT DRESS???

Have you ever taken one of those drink wine while you paint classes?

Are you an OITNB watcher?

Tell me a fun fact on this lovely Friday 🙂