Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy

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Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy is a fun, quick read. She is super open about her life and her success along with her failures.

She clearly knows how to write a book, because she is a New York Times Best Seller and has written 10 other books! This is my first book by her that I have read and I enjoyed it.

I used to watch her on Singled Out on MTV and have seen her a few times on the View.

I know she has said some controversial things in the media about vaccinations and Autism, but this book doesn’t address those topics, so don’t let that distract you from reading this one.

She is from Chicago, as am I, and Denis Richards whose book I also just read. Gotta support my Midwestern girls!

Jenny covers lots of topics like girls nights in, being divorced, being a single mom, making success happen for yourself, and reading way too many self help books.

You gotta love a girl who can laugh at herself. She’s super relatable, honest, and hilarious. My kind of girl and author.

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Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews is a sportscaster for FOX Sports. She was also a contestant on DWTS. She definitely likes her sparkly dresses and sticks to them. ERIN ANDREWS at 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas

 

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Music Mondays: Nightcall – London Grammar

This week’s edition of Music Mondays is about the song Nightcall which is a cover done by London Grammar. Originally done by Kavinsky. It’s a very different, slower, version and is so beautiful.

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Friday Favorites : My Favorite Products Right Now

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Another Friday, another Friday Favorites Link Up. Join me once again as I share along side A Little Big of Everything Blog, Grace and Love Blog, and Momfessionals.

 

This week I’m sharing some of my current favorite products:

This is my go to chapstick. It smells so good and is so yummy. You can find this at all stores, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Ralph’s etc. Blistex-Raspberry-Lemonade

 

I just started using this deodorant and I love the smell. It’s so refreshing and delightful. doveULTenergizing

 

I need my 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Or else I’m super tired and end up taking naps later in the day. I somehow seem to always have bags under my eyes. This under eye roller is my favorite. It has an easy roll on, feels nice and cold, and helps me not look so tired. garnier-under-eye-roller

 

What are some of your favorite products that I need to try?

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Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele

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I really enjoyed this book by Lea Michele. She is most known for her role on Fox’s TV Hit Glee. I am not a big Broadway musical fan so I didn’t know her from Spring Awakening or Les Miserables, for which she is also well known.

This book is a great self help guide that covers a lot of topics. She shares professional tips from her beauty team including hair, make up, and style. She also features her trainer and her backyard workout with a few weights and resistance bands.

She moved from New York to LA for work and talks about finding good friends and having a support system. I relate to this because I moved from Chicago to LA and had to build my own support system of friends when I got here as well. She talks about the importance of maintaing friendships and helping to keep you sane in the industry and in life in general. She’s very relatable and I also like that about celebrities or people in the media to show that side.

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Throughout the book Lea also offers up some of her favorite food recipes. Her whole book is filled with great pictures. Lea also shares fun behind the scenes pictures from Glee and her early days on Broadway. She also talks about Glee and how it changed her life. She talks very little about Cory Monteith, her boyfriend who passed away last year from a a combination of alcohol and heroine, which is understandably as it is very personal and heartbreaking. But she did say that he read the book and helped her with some edits.

She sometimes gets a bad rap in the media as being a diva. But as I see it, she is just a successful girl following her dreams and she shouldn’t have to apologize for it. She is a triple threat, she can sing, act, and dance. She’s also written this book, been on a successful series, sang at the White House, sang on Broadway, been nominated for a Golden Globe award, recorded an album, among other things! And she’s only 27!

Men in the entertainment industry don’t get attacked for being demanding or difficult to work with. I think women get an unfair light shed on them that is a double standard. Lea Michele is a force to be reckoned with, the world better watch out!

 

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Beautiful Brooke Burke Charvet

Brooke Burke Charvet is a great example of being a working mom and having it all. She was the co host of Dancing with the Stars, is happily married, has 4 kids, and a rocking body! She also very bravely over came thyroid cancer this year! I love her style and and her honesty that she displays in her blog.

I’m currently in the middle of reading her book, The Naked Mom. Come back in 3 weeks on Wednesday the 27th for my book review.

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Music Mondays: Vance Joy – RipTide

So I’ve revamped my graphic for Music Mondays . What do you think?

This week’s song is Vance Joy – Rip Tide. My boyfriend introduced this song to me and it has since become a staple in our playlists. It is so catchy and fun! I love singing and dancing to this song every time it’s on. It’s contagious. Have a listen and enjoy! Since 1931

 

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Friday Favorites Link Up!

It’s Friday again, so that means Friday Favorites link up with the awesome ladies at Momfessionals, A Little Big of Everything Blog, and Grace and Love Blog.

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I posted this inspirational quote on our Instagram page and I just love it! Life is all about taking chances, making memories, being brave, being happy and fulfilled, and going on new adventures! This is by far one of my favorite quotes! adventure

 

A few years ago my cousin got me the Q & A 5 year journal for Christmas. I’ve been journaling for years, since high school and still continue to do so. Although it can be hard on some days to find the time. So this is the perfect solution. Each day of the year includes prompts and you respond on 4 lines. Some of the prompts are :

  • If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • What would your parents say about you?
  • What do you want to say when someone asks you, “What do you do?”

My favorite part of this journal is that you can keep a journal for 5 years in this small little book and it’s so fun to look back and see how your answers change to the same questions. It’s a fun little time capsule keepsake.

You can find it on Amazon , Barnes and Noble,  Overstock, and ModCloth. The prices vary online but I would go with either Amazon and Overstock. It’s between $5-$17 depending on it being new or used (on Amazon).

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