Posts Written On September 26, 2011

@GossipGirl Recap: Yes, Then Zero

I’ve been waiting all summer for the fifth season of Gossip Girl. Someone’s pregnant, Blair’s getting married, Serena’s off to LA, and Vanessa just published Dan’s story. There’s so much stuff going on I can’t even remember it all. But along with a new season comes some new characters. Who’s the English babe getting fresh with Nate?

Can you believe it? Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is actually taking some responsibility in her life. Working on a film set in LA, she’s actually enjoying herself. On the other side, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) is fighting with her fiance’s mother over what flowers she’ll be carrying down the aisle. Peonies or carnations? Not only is she deciding on the food, the flowers, and the font, she wants Blair to wear her grandmother’s dress and feature it in Vogue Paris. Blair is, you know, Blair. “Hand-me-downs are for charity and second children, not for a bride on her wedding day.”

A bigger disappointment is the consistently screwed-up Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick). He let Blair go to live out her dream, and also he made a noble decision it doesn’t look like he’s recovering very well. This all too extravagant facade is just so fake. But he does reveal a few words of wisdom. “It’s not a substance, it’s a state of mind, a word.” Chuck’s turned into a ‘yes’ man. He causes some raucous on Serena’s film set and has a lot of sex. Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) joins along, but it looks like the girl he hooks up with was waiting for him all along.

The most dramatic moment is when lonely boy Daniel Humphrey (Penn Badgley) approaches the prince asking him to pull the story he wrote about his romance with Blair that Vanessa anonymously pitched to Vanity Fair.  The prince obliges and ditches a very important family gala that he was originally planning to accompany Blair to sending Blair in a cab over to Dan’s place where she asks him to take her to the Hamptons. He grabs the keys, ready to take her away from her fairy-tale when the prince shows up and explains the whole thing. Blair’s affection for Dan completely disappears. “You let me almost walk away from everything tonight but all the while you knew exactly where louis, exactly what he was doing for me. how could you let that happen? Why would you? What possible reason could you have?” Aww, Dan! You’re always the last resort for these crazy women! Although his chemistry with Blair is definitely the most entertaining of them all.

Also, Eleanor confronts Blair about the copy of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and Doroda interrupts to reveal that baby number two is on the way. So now you know! As Gossip Girl says, “the only thing expanding at the Waldorf residence is the help.” But maybe there’s more than one baby on the way. Blair’s seamstress appears to see another belly bump showing.

XOXO @missamandachen

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Big @AmericanApparel $25 for $50 of stuff SALE

Available through TeamBuy.ca from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

-$25 for $50 worth of goods at any American Apparel in Canada, or when shopping online at americanapparel.ca

-Averaging 1 buys ever 3 seconds– people are loving this deal!

They also launched an iPhone app this month, available here

Download this app  and get $5 in TeamBucks to use toward any deal they like.

 TeamBuy.ca is the largest and fastest-growing independently owned Canadian team-buying website. Since its launch in October 2009, the site has saved users thousands of dollars on local activities and services, from salon visits and restaurant meals to yoga classes, travel packages and more.

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@JimmyJohns Number 10?

 

Sup Cole World! :0)

So i want share a little with you about and expirience i recently had at Jimmy John’s. Now if your not familiar with Jimmy John’s or you live in a part of the world that does not have one, yea you guessed it YOUR MISSING OUT!! lol. First let me tell you why im a fan, because they use Hellman’s Mayonaisse which is by FAR the beest Maynoaisse on this planet! :0).

Ok so i’m hungry.com today and i’m like “You know what!, i would love some Jimmy John’s today” Usually when i go, i stick to the usual ‘Turkey Tom’ or the ‘Italian Club’ sandwich. Today i was going off the advice of a friend of mines who recommended the Number 10 (Roast Beef  and Provolone Cheese) with Avocado on it. I’m all excited to get this  particular sub, then when i get it im like “Ummm where is my Ah-HA! moment :0)”

I honestly should have stuck wit my favorite Jimmy John sandwich which is the Turkey Tom :0). Whats your favorite sub from www.jimmyjohns.com ?

 

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@DavidsBridal and @SeventeenMag Prom Dress Sketch Contest

Attention fashionistas, it’s your turn to be the belle of the ball! David’s Bridal and Seventeen Magazine are teaming up to give YOU the opportunity to design next season’s perfect prom dress. Your winning design will be sold in David’s Bridal as well as featured in a spring 2012 issue of Seventeen Magazine. For a chance to win, simply submit your prom dress sketch by October 10, 2011 by visiting the David’s Bridal Prom page here.

In the end, three finalists will be flown to NYC for a design challenge where they will put the finishing touches on their dresses.  One grand prize winning designer will receive:

  • ·         $25,000 scholarship from David’s Bridal
  • ·         $5,000 donation to their school
  • ·         Winning dress and sketches featured in a spring 2012 issue of Seventeen Magazine
  • ·         The winning design will be developed, manufactured and sold exclusively by David’s Bridal for Prom 2012

Good Luck!

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Be Optimistic @Lifeisgood

“Do what you like. Like what you do.” Very well said motto by the company, Life Is Good. The apparel and accessories company has a mission to spread the power of optimism. The company was founded by brothers Bert and John Jacobs and since 1989, when they designed their first tee, the company has spread across the US (based in New England). Jake is the famous face for Life is good who along with everyone else “keep the good vibes flowing.”

Above is a “Football Season” tee I got for my dad and below is my new fuchsia mug I just bought for work and a zip-up I got for my mama.

A lot of their products have positive messages and I own a bunch of their tees and sweaters, which are super comfortable.

What this company also does is fundraise to help kids overcome life-threatening challenges, which include violence, illness, and poverty. The Life is good Playmakers is what they call it and to fundraise for this they have a 2-day festival every year with music, fun activities, and just a great experience.

I love their stuff! Check ‘em out on Facebook.

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