5 Life Lessons I Learned From Friends

January 16, 2018

If you're a Friends fan like me, you've seen every episode countless times. You feel like you actually know Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe. The jokes are still funny, and you can quote entire episodes verbatim. You can also take any episode and relate it to every day life. Here are 5 life lessons I've learned from Friends.

1. Don't ask a guy out unless you're sure he likes you.
Joey: Alright Rach, the big question is, does he like you?
Because if he doesn't like you, this is all a moo point.
Rachel: A moo point?
Joey: Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.

2. There are seven basic erogenous zones on a woman's body.
Monica: Now everybody knows the basic erogenous zones. You got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Chandler: There are seven?
Monica: The important thing is to take your time. You want to hit them all, and you want to mix them up. You gotta keep them on their toes.
Rachel: Ooh, toes!

3. When getting a spray tan, it's imperative to listen closely and follow directions.
If you don't, you could end up AN EIGHT!

Chandler: Hold on. There's something different about you.
Ross: I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.
Chandler: Was that place... the sun?!

4. If you can't get your baby to laugh, rap Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back to them.
It works like a charm. Babies love big asses.

Rachel: What did you do to make her laugh?
Ross: I, um.. Well, I sang.. Actually, I rapped Baby Got Back.
Rachel: You what?! You sang, to our baby daughter, a song about a guy who likes to have sex with women with big giant asses?

5. When your best girlfriend is having a bad day, you grab some beer,
pop some popcorn and sit around in wedding dresses.

Rachel: You know, I gotta tell ya. This really does put me in a better mood.
Monica: I wish there was a job where I could wear this all the time. Maybe someday there will be...

I'm the kind of person who

January 11, 2018


...loves Adam Sandler movies

...corrects bad grammar & spelling

...listens more than talks

...never checks voicemail

...will always be a Coke drinker

...starts celebrating Christmas on November 1st

...would rather wear heels than flats

...quotes Friends in every day conversation

...always has her toenails painted

...prefers winter over summer

...is scared of spiders

...hates clutter

...cares about fashion

...obsesses over miniature goats

...uses a lot of dry shampoo

...cannot whistle

...does not like beer at all

...acts like a fool watching college basketball

...could eat cheese dip every day

...has never seen Office Space or The Princess Bride

Today's post idea was blatantly stolen from Stephanie at Not Entirely Perfect.

2018 Golden Globes Fashion, Best Dressed

January 9, 2018

Even in a sea of black gowns, it wasn't too hard to choose my favorites.

On anyone else, I wouldn't like this tux.
But on him, yes please.

She looks fab.
Love the hair and red lip.
The dress is simple, but stands out.

I love this dress on her.
It flowed beautifully on the red carpet.
PS - Did y'all know she was dating Norman Reedus?!

I love everything about this look.
Gorgeous dress.

HELEN MIRREN in in Zuhair Murad
I want to be her when I grow up.
Slaying it at 72.
Love this dress.

JESSICA BIEL in Dior Haute Couture
This could have gone terribly wrong.
I don't normally like what Jessica wears.
And I'm not even sure I love this dress.
What I do love is the entire look.
She looks like a movie star.

EMMA STONE in Louis Vuitton
I couldn't find a picture of Emma alone on the red carpet.
Her dress is so pretty, especially up close.
Her stylist and hair/makeup people deserve a raise.
They always get it right.

all images via People + Us Weekly

2018 Golden Globes Fashion Recap

Seth Meyers hosted this year's Golden Globes. I laughed at a lot of his jokes, but he's not my favorite. Actors wore black in protest of sexual harassment and gender inequality. Many celebs wore Time's Up pins and used the red carpet and ceremony to talk publicly about these issues. You can learn more about the Time's Up initiative here.

ALEXIS BLEDEL in Oscar de la Renta
I like this a lot.
It's different and makes a bold statement without being weird.

ALISON BRIE in Vassilis Zoulias
I like this a lot too.
I'm digging the pants, the train and the diamonds.

ANGELINA JOLIE in Atelier Versace
I know she's a mom of 6, but this dress is so matronly.
What happened to vivacious Angelina?

This almost made my best dressed list.
I like the shape of the dress and the sparkly train.
I couldn't decide if I liked the belt or not. Yes or no?

HALLE BERRY in Zuhair Murad
Halle is killing it at 51.
This dress is very pretty, but I think she looks underdressed for the event.

I love age-appropriate dresses!
Isabelle is 64 and looks amazing.
I love this dress on her, but wish her hair were different.

KATE HUDSON in Valentino
I have mixed feelings about this.
I think she looks fabulous.
I love her short hair and makeup.
I just don't think this dress is right for the Globes.
Can I even call it a dress?

Love the hair and makeup.
Don't love the dress.

LAURA DERN in Armani Privé
This dress looked great on tv.
I would have chosen another bracelet though.

I think Margot is gorgeous.
I love her hair and pink lip.
I don't like the dress though.

MARIAH CAREY in Dolce & Gabbana
I think Mariah is a huge diva.
I'm not a fan at all.
But this is the best I've seen her look in a long time.

MARY J. BLIGE in Alberta Ferretti
I really like this dress.
Just not sure I like it on her.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN in Calvin Klein by Appointment
Love Millie.
Love Stranger Things.
She looks super cute.

I don't love it, but I don't hate it.
Black's not really her color.

PENELOPE CRUZ in Ralph & Russo
In this instance, I think the train ruins a perfectly gorgeous dress.

It's simple.
It's classic.
I'm bored.

I like this, but the fit seems a bit off in the shoulders.
I'm sure it's supposed to look like that, but...

VIOLA DAVIS in Brandon Maxwell
It's not my favorite look of hers, but she always looks great.

ZOE KRAVITZ in Saint Laurent
This is how you do a simple black dress right.

I couldn't find who designed this dress.
Regardless, I think Oprah looks fabulous.
If you haven't listened to her speech from the Golden Globes, find it.
Everyone should hear it.

all images via People + Us Weekly

Reflecting Back + Looking Ahead to 2018

January 3, 2018

2017 was a year filled with change. I got a divorce and moved into a new place. Never having lived on my own before, I faced some interesting challenges. Stress and frustration levels were at an all-time high. But I surrounded myself with good people and tried to stay positive. I'm incredibly happy for a new year and a fresh start. Many fun adventures lie ahead and 2018 is already looking bright!

I'm not big on resolutions. We all set them and then break them. So this year, I've set some realistic goals for myself.
1. Read more. - This one is self-explanatory. I only read 8 books in 2017. That's an extremely low number for me. I plan to turn the tv off, put my phone down and read more. Books make me happy. And there's nothing more relaxing than reading in a quiet space.

2. Learn Spanish. - I was able to pick up a Rosetta Stone subscription at a hugely discounted price. Learning another language has been on my bucket list for years. Not only is it a great skill to have in the real world, it also looks great on a resume. Once I complete the online courses, I plan to take advantage of several friends who are fluent in Spanish.

3. Go on a girls' trip. - My last girls' trip was a weekend getaway to Nashville in 2016. This year, I'd really like to take a trip to the Pacific Northwest. I have several friends there and would love to visit and explore. But somewhere closer may end up being more realistic. (Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans)

4. Redecorate my living room. - I'm extremely pleased with how everything is coming together in my apartment. I have some new furniture, some old furniture and a few gifted pieces. My living room looks a little sad though. I have one ugly orange-ish brown couch and a couple of tables. I envision grey couches and pops of color. I also plan to start a gallery wall. #OneDayAtATime #SingleMomBudget

5. Take my kids on a weeklong vacation. - I have never taken my kids on an extended trip. My plan is to take them to Florida for fall break. The planning and saving starts now.