Monday Musts

Happy Monday, readers!

Can you believe that this week starts July? Summer seems to be flying by my eyes faster than the speed of light. Maybe it’s the 40 hour work weeks or all the blogging? Who knows, all I know is that I’m making the most of my time and this week definitely demonstrated this.

First off, I finally got to reunite with one of my best friends from college, Jen!



We got to catch up (she just came back from Disney – I’m so jealous!), talk all about the new season of Orange is the New Black, stuffed our faces at The Cheesecake Factory, and saw one of the best films ever. You’re just going to have to keep reading to see which movie it was!

My mom also surprised me with tickets to see Cinderella on Broadway for this week! Cinderella is my all time favorite Disney character and has been an obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. My wedding – which is completely planned out, thank you very much – will even be Cinderella themed. After my mom surprised me, I tweeted about my excitement – and Cinderella on Broadway tweeted back!

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After completely fan-girling and thinking nothing more exciting could happen to me on Twitter this week, it did.

After this week’s Duck Dynasty episode, Martin, one of the show’s main cast members, did #askMartin on Twitter. During this time, viewers could tweet questions at Martin and he would respond. I normally don’t participate, but thought I would give it a shot this week. Much to my surprise, he answered my question!

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Follow me on Twitter to see what exciting events will happen for me this week on my favorite social media site!

Before you do that, however, check out this week’s Monday Musts!

1. The Fault in Our Stars Movie

Back in February, when The Fault in Our Stars movie trailer was released, I wrote about my excitement in that week’s Monday Musts. I finally got to see the movie! Jen and I are both TFIOS fans, so we waited til we were both free to go see the movie together. The movie lived up to what I was hoping it could be. Though it may not have been as amazing as the book (the movies never are), the movie itself was still amazing. I laughed and I cried as John Green’s novel came to life right before my eyes. Now, I don’t want to give away any plot details because everyone should see this movie. Plus, now I have the BIGGEST celeb crush on Ansel Elgort, the American-Russian actor who played Augustus.

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2. Dawson’s Creek

I remember being a pre-teen and catching re-run episodes of the teen drama, Dawson’s Creek. Every time I heard the start of “I Don’t Wanna Wait,” I would glue myself to the television to watch the episode. However, since the show aired from 1998-2003, I didn’t get to see all the episodes, in order. Thanks to Netflix, I now am able to! I started the six season series, which follows Jen, Dawson, Pacey, and Joey in the New England town of Capeside. The show follows the teens as they experience love, heart break, friendship, and other trials and tribulations. Now that I finished Orange is the New Black, this is the new show I’m watching non-stop!

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3. Guess the Emoji App

I don’t really get addicted to games on my phone, since I’m normally too busy tweeting, liking pictures on Instagram, or answering e-mails from one of my four accounts. However, my Facebook feed one day was loaded with people asking for help on the Guess the Emoji app. I love games that make you think like this one. So as I was guessing the answers to the questions people were asking for help on, I decided to download the free app for myself! On the app, you are given emoji images that either form a word, a phrase, or represent a word/phrase. The letters that you need are scrambled up alongside extra letters. You must then solve the puzzle to gain more points and advance to the next round!

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I can’t wait for next Monday to share about my adventures of the next week with you – keep your eyes open for a post about my room that I am repainting and redecorating and more!

Have a great week, readers! Keep sparkling!


90’s TV Teen Queens I STILL Want to Be

After recently browsing aimlessly on BuzzFeed, I came across a post that fed into my decade long “Saved by the Bell” obsession. In the post, it listed 12 reasons as to why every girl wanted to be Kelly Kapowski. Reading the word “wanted” had me shocked. I STILL want to be Kelly Kapowski!

The 90’s girl in me was screaming. Even in 2013, I still have a guilty pleasure for 90’s television – planning my schedule around reruns and collecting seasons of shows, such as “Full House,” “Boy Meets World,” and “Saved by the Bell” on DVD.

After going through each reason and completely agreeing as to why life as Kelly Kapowski would be absolutely ideal, I couldn’t help but think of five other 90’s television teen queens that I would still love to be!

1. Cher Horowitz
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With her Beverly Hill mansion, dream wardrobe, and carefree lifestyle, Cher had it all! Her days revolved around matchmaking, shopping, and spending time with her best friend, Dionne. No matter what mistake Cher made, she always ended up back on top and happy in the end. “Clueless” made Cher the real life 90’s TV Barbie! So don’t tell me you never thought about being Cher and having her perfect lifestyle, because I only have one thing to say to that…. As if!

2. Topanga Lawrence
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Any 90’s girl learned about self-confidence through the one and only Topanga. She always stuck true to who she was – even if that meant drawing a heart in lipstick on her face in Corey’s kitchen as a pre-teen. In episodes of “Boy Meets World,” as a teenager, Topanga battled with finding out who she really was through her clothing, hair, weight, and getting married in college. No matter what was said, Topanga always stayed true to herself proving how much happiness could be achieved by not caring what others think. With such self confidence, any girl would love to be her.

3. Joey Potter
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Joey Potter is the definition of 90’s “girl next door.” She was sweet, she was innocent, and she still managed to capture the hearts of both Dawson Leery and Pacey Witter. Joey had a way of getting any boy she wanted to like her – even her college professor. Joey proved on “Dawson’s Creek” that no matter what happens in life, you need to keep moving on. Joey dealt with her mother’s death, father’s drug dealing, breaking hearts, heart break, and much more. To know that no matter what happens, you will continue to be so strong – and get every cute boy in sight – Joey Potter makes life look easy!

4. Jessie Spano
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Proving that a girl can do absolutely anything, Jessie Spano took 90’s TV by storm. In “Saved by the Bell,” Jessie showed how awesome it is to be a girl – and made sure to share with her hunk of a boyfriend, A.C. Slater, how equal males and females are. Jessie was class president, a cheerleader, on the swim team, and smart. Jessie took on anything she could, and always succeeded with a feminist attitude. Years later, these “Saved by the Bell” reruns still show girls to never let sexism get in the way. Who wouldn’t love to spread such positive messages and be great at everything they do?!

5. Donna Martin
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Donna Martin was the “90210” starlet who brought you the most iconic line from the 90’s series, “Donna Martin graduates!” Donna faced struggles, such as rebelling to deal with a learning disorder, getting drunk at prom which led to almost not graduating, and catching her mother cheating on her father. However, she had one of the greatest support systems in TV history to help her get through it all. Her handsome boyfriend, David, (who she ends up marrying), and her beautiful best friends, Brenda and Kelly, were always by her side. Donna always stayed positive and kept up her easy-going attitude proving that happiness is always what counts. Her happiness and positive attitude is why Donna Martin is the fifth 90’s TV teen queen on my list!