Real Girl Next Door by Denise Richards


Real Girl Next Door by Denise Richards is an honest look at her life and marriage to Charlie Sheen. She very tastefully talks about their marriage and their struggles without being too personal and revealing too much. I think that is very respectable, given how many terrible things could probably be said about Charlie Sheen and his antics.

She is very down to earth and relatable. I also really connect with her because she is from the West Suburbs of Chicago like I am. And people from the Midwest generally speaking are very friendly and down to earth so I love that about her as well.

Denise talks about her upbringing, and her rise to stardom and the successes and pitfalls along the way. She talks about her early days of modeling, getting a boob job, posing for Playboy, being a Bond Girl and becoming a mom.

She also chronicles the heartbreak of her mother’s losing battle with kidney cancer. It made me cry and made me want to call my mom immediately. (Which I did! And you should too.)

She’s talks about being a good role model for her children and the importance of picking up the pieces of moving forward with your life.

It’s a nice, easy read and perfect for the last lazy days of summer.


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Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda is a model who is most famous for being the face of Estee Lauder, in the Sports Illustrated magazine, and a Victoria’s Secret model. She is so stunning and I”m sure we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future. I’m definitely keeping my eye out for her.


















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Music Mondays : Paramore – Ain’t It Fun

I am a bit of a late bloomer I would say, so this song really speaks to me about being an adult and growing up and really getting out there in the real world. We all have that moment where we are coming of age and this song really captures that for me.

Paramore was one of the opening acts of my very first concert (Simple Plan) so they hold a special place in my heart. My first concert was my senior year of high school (told you I’m a late bloomer.) Who was your first concert?Untitled design (2)

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Linking Up – Friday Favorites

FridayFavorites3_zpsea6fc451So today I’m linking up with the ladies from some of my favorite blogs: Andrea from Momfessionals, Erika at A Little Big of Everything Blog and Narci at Grace and Love Blog.


Here are my favorites from Forever21 this week. I always feel better about myself and working out when I have on cute workout clothes.

These blue shorts are $15.80 and come in black as well.

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These pants come in coral as well. I love both! They are $21.80.

turqThis cute sports bra is just $12.80 and comes in black also.


This tank top is so cute! I want both colors. It is $11.80.



This mesh tank top is $10.80 and I really like both colors.







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Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren is the granddaughter of former president George H. W. Bush and married David Lauren, son of Ralph Lauren. Talk about American dynasties coming together! They are quite the power couple. She is a model and CEO as well as co-founder of FEED. Here is their mission statement. Be sure to check out their website to find out more and help fight hunger while shopping!

“FEED Projects’ mission is to create good products that help FEED the world. We do this through the sale of FEED bags, bears, t-shirts, and other accessories by building a set donation into the cost of each product. Thus the impact of each product, signified by a stenciled number, is understandable, tangible, and meaningful.

We take great pride in using environmentally-friendly and artisan-made materials, along with fair-labor production, in creating all FEED products.

We stand behind our brand and the organizations and humanitarian programs each FEED product supports. Ultimately, we believe that everyone has the right to basic human necessities, such as healthy and nutritious food. FEED is proud to help FEED the world, one bag at a time.”



















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Music Mondays : Christina Perri – Human

I love the rawness of this song. She is so honest and sings so beautifully about being human. We are all allowed to be vulnerable and weak at times and I love the simplicity of this song. Untitled design (2)

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Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova is a former Victoria’s Secret model who is one of the world’s highest earning models. She’s been on the cover of Vogue and has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion including Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, Tommy  Hilfiger, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Givenchy, and Gucci to name a few!

She is so tall and statuesque. I love her gorgeous blonde locks and impeccable style.



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Music Mondays : Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful

After seeing The Great Gatsby I fell in love with this song and Lana Del Rey. Her lyrics are edgy and a little dark. But great music and art sometimes come from sad times and heartbreak. I love, love this song, it’s so pretty!

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Victoria’s Secret Bathing Suits 2014

I realize that summer 2014 is already underway, but it’s never too late to buy a new bathing suit. And living in California it’s like a perpetual summer. The beach is always there just waiting.

Here are a few of my favorites from Victoria’s Secret swimwear this year.

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I absolutely love this strappy bathing suit. It comes in black and tequila lime green. The top is $31.50 and the bottoms are $13.50.



I am a big fan of this ruched halter top bathing suit. It comes in a bunch of colors and my favorites are the pink and purple.  The top is $29.50 and the bottoms are $21.


This cute little bow bathing suit top is $43.50 and the black bottoms are $25.50. It also comes in blue and white stripes and red with black dots.



I love this wrap around bandeau top! And right now it’s only $14.99 but the sizes look limited. And the bottom are just $7.99.


This push up top bathing suit is $43.50 and the bottoms are $39.

One Piece Bathing Suits

V384259This cute strapless black and white striped bathing suit is on sale right now for $51 from $78.50. It also comes with a removable halter strap. It only comes in this color.



For a little neon twist to the classic black swim suit, there’s this cute one that is currently on sale for $39 from $52.50.


i love this white halter top bathing suit and it comes in black, plum, and cheetah print. It’s on sale for $73 right now.

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Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev is known for Vampire Diaries. She has such a baby face but is so pretty. I love her young flirty style. She wears fun colors and designs. I am a big fan of her style.  1dd3fee8ac75ea83d60ff39b142f1b66









NINA DOBREV at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night in New Orleans



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