Dear Jonas Brothers, THIS is an S.O.S.

So as most of you may now know, the Jonas Brothers have broken up….

And at the same time, broke my heart.

I finally finished drying my tears about the breakup, but I haven’t stopped listening to them on repeat. My ear buds have been pouring out Jonas Brothers lyrics, as I belt my heart out to the songs I know and love.

Fun fact, readers, the Jonas Brothers were my first concert. My awkward sixth grade self even got to meet the brothers and get their autograph. Ever since, I have been madly in love (I mean, we know of my boy band obsession….hello, One Direction!) and just can’t get over the fact that the boys will no longer be a band. According to New York Daily News online, it was an ‘unanimous’ decision.

In the wake of this breaking news, however, I thought I would share the same smile the boys have been putting on my face with all of you, by sharing with you my top 5 Jonas Brothers songs!

1. When You Look Me in the Eyes

2. Burnin’ Up

3. S.O.S.

4. Pom Poms

5. Year 3000

Make sure to comment below with YOUR favorite Jonas Brothers song!

There’s a little bit of heaven in those angel eyes…

se….she’s a little bit of heaven with a wild side.

Yes, I’m sure that from just the title of this post you could tell what this post was going to be about – Love and Theft! (And if you didn’t know from that, you probably knew about it from this past Monday’s Monday Musts). After going through another knee injury, I had to put blogging this week on hold. Now that I am back at school, I am excited to get right back to “Sparkle and Shine.” What better way to get you all excited for all the upcoming posts, then telling you about seeing Love and Theft live and meeting them!

I’m going to jump right into the photos of my friends, Amber (who happens to my little diamond sister in Alpha Delta Pi!), Kelly, and I meeting Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson themselves because hey, it was one of the greatest moments of my life so I need to share it with you right away.

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Annnnnd I’m also going to show you my signed phone case from Eric (as if I couldn’t love my J.Crew Cheetah phone case more – that happened):

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but now about the concert itself, readers…

Two weekends ago, my school hosted a fall fest country concert, where Love and Theft came and performed. As a huge country fan, I couldn’t wait to see the country duo live. I have been loving their recent hit “If You Ever Get Lonely,” so I couldn’t wait to hear it!

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The duo performed for about an hour – and it was just as amazing as I thought they would be! They really knew how to get into the college aged crowd, had a great line up of songs, invited a few students on stage, and even threw up the Alpha Delta Pi diamond’s hand sign (you know me, I’m a total sucker for anything ADPi related – so country cuties diamonding on stage was perfect!).

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Another highlight of the concert – the two singing Uncle Kracker’s “Drift Away.” The group also did a mash up of “Born in the USA” by Jersey boy Brice Springsteen and Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down.” The two then had a little guys verse girls competition from the audience, having the two sexes belt out the lyrics. At the end of the set, the two ended with their hit “Angel Eyes” which had everyone in the crowd singing along.

The concert also included Canaan Smith, Sara Haze, and Eric Paisley. Though I hadn’t heard of these three prior to the event, they each were able to draw in the crowd with their talent and stage presences. Country 92.5’s radio personality, Broadway, introduced all of the performers to the crowd.

Besides meeting the boys of Love and Theft, I was also able to meet Canaan Smith with my little diamond sister, Amber! He decided to diamond with us (hello phone background for the next few months!):

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So thankful for this awesome experience thanks to Quinnipiac! 

 

My Monday Musts

Happy Monday, everybody!

Sorry that this is my first post in a week, readers! I posted last week’s Monday Musts with positive hopes of a speedy recovery. Though it has been going speedy, it was not as speedy as I thought. However, now that I am back to college (with a very inconveniencing brace and crutches), I am excited to get back on Sparkle and Shine. I have some exciting posts planned readers, so get excited. I sure am!

But without wasting a single second of this Monday, seeing as it is after 10 p.m., here is this week’s Monday Musts!

1. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

With the premiere of Miley’s new music video, Wrecking Ball, premiering today, I just had to make this song this week’s number one Monday Musts. Though the music video is rather different for my taste, the song is absolutely addicting. Just ask my roommates – I have been playing this song nonstop for the past few days. Though I have no singing ability whatsoever, I still just have to belt this tune out whenever I listen to it. No matter how much gossip swirls around Miley and her antics, there is no way of denying how incredible her voice is. Wrecking Ball really shows off her musical talent and proves that I will always be a Miley fan.

 

2. Lamar Odom’s Upcoming Book

The Kardashian hubby has some new tricks up his sleeve – and that includes a tell all book. This week’s In Touch has reported that Odom has signed a $5 million dollar deal that will expose a bunch of Kardashian secrets. According to In Touch, Odom will be exposing  “the identity of Khloe’s real father, what Kim has done for money and Kris [Jenner’s] flirtations with her daughter’s men.” As an avid Kardashian watcher, and yes I am willing to admit that, I am dying to read this book. And for any other other Kardashian fan, I am sure I just made YOUR day/night by sharing this info with you!

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3. Now You See Me

I spent my week at home icing my knee and watching movies. My favorite was Now You See Me about a group of magicians.  Instead of my normal female rom-coms or occasional scary movie, I went for something a little bit different. The movie was about a group of magicians who stole money from banks. The movie seemed like it was all flowing well, as you tried to make your guesses about what was going on and figure out the movie’s secrets, before you know it – huge plot twists came. I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone who is thinking about watching this, because it is absolutely a movie everyone should watch. Just take my word on it readers, it is worth it – no matter what type of movie you like!

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There’s only a few more hours left in this Monday, but either way, I hope it was great for you all! As I continue with all of my homework and makeup work, I wish all of you a great rest of your week. Like I said, keep your eyes out for a bunch of more posts coming up this month.

Keep sparkling, readers!