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!

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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!

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Shop “The Speranza Project” on Etsy to Help Fight Cancer

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.

The Etsy shop The Speranza Project is helping to fight cancer. What’s better than shopping and helping a good cause?!

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The Speranza Project donates 20% of its sales to a different organization that fights cancer, through research, offering financial support for families, offering personal items for patients, etc.

The shop offers hand drawn mugs, ceramics, accessories, and more! Most of the products display quotes from your favorite TV shows and books. Some are for the holidays. Popular movies and books on the site include “Harry Potter,” Doctor Who,” and John Green’s novel (and soon to be movie – yay!) “The Fault in Our Stars.” I received a mug featuring a popular “The Fault in Our Stars” quote saying, “My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations.”

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The other side of the mug featured another popular quote from the novel:

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This mug is the PERFECT size! I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love hot chocolate! I cuddled up in my cheetah print snuggie, my Nook, and “The Fault in Our Stars” mug as soon as I came home from school for winter break.

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As I got more engulfed in my book, the large size of the mug kept up with me as hours passed. There is nothing I find more annoying than running out of whatever you are drinking while you are all comfortable reading a great book!

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The design on the mug was also very neat and professional looking. You could tell Alanna, the shop owner, had taken her time while doing this. Her patience in making it was definitely appreciated as the consumer.

For all you other book lovers out there, I recommended checking out The Speranza Project ASAP!

Clothing and other accessories are coming soon to The Speranza Project, so keep this in mind next time you are shopping. The store is definitely a place you will want to keep checking back with to help support an incredible cause!

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