Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday
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5 for Friday

4:00 AM

Marilyn 2 Night Series

I’m so excited because tomorrow and Sunday is a Marilyn Monroe 2 night series on I forget if it’s Lifetime or LMN, I mean they’re pretty much the same channel anyway.  For those of you who don’t know me on a personal level which is probably about 99% of you, Marilyn Monroe is my favorite actress/celebrity of all time.  I love the classics and I love any black and white movie, their acting was just so dramatic back then.  I started liking Marilyn Monroe a very long time ago, probably about 10+ years.  I just found her so fascinating.  I’ve seen every movie and documentary and have probably read enough articles about this woman to write my own biography.  Needless to say I’m very excited and judging by the previews they are laying everything out on the table including her early life which includes her mother, and the times that she spent being institutionalized.  

MDW Phone Pictures Recap

You might have already seen two of these pictures on Instagram, the other two never made the cut.  I either forgot or didn’t have enough WiFi to add them.  It was a very nice relaxing weekend.  Can you tell I like really bright colors like pink?  I kind of feel like it was pink overload this weekend, but I’m totally ok with that!


No, I’m not going to prom.  It’s been 10 years since I went to my senior prom.  Crazy how time flies.  Today is boyfriend’s little sister’s prom.  I am fortunate enough to be taking pictures!  I love what her idea is for her dress and shoes.  She’s wearing a really beautiful and flowy dress with her cowgirl boots.  It’s very her and it’s definitely her personality which is an at times girly tom boy.  Does that make sense?

Above two collages courtesy of Pinterest

Getting Serious about the Remodel

Ok, so if some of you have been following this lovely corner of cyber space you would know that last year I bought some new pieces of furniture for the room remodel.  Well, that never happened.  I was way too busy and once I went to Poland I was down two weeks plus another week with scheduling all my posts that it just kind of slipped through the cracks.  Needless to say, this year I’m going to try and get serious about it.  I’ve already started cleaning a little bit and packing stuff up for storage.  I’ve been looking at some pieces and I’ve even gone paint shopping.  I’m going for a rustic vibe.  I know last year I wanted shabby chic but I feel as though a rustic look would go better with my personality and the overall feel of the room.

Elite Daily Makeup Article

I read the absolute best Elite Daily article the other day.  It was in response to an article that even had me outraged.  The original article was titled “Reasons why you should date a girl who doesn’t wear makeup.”  Ok, now it seems a little ridiculous because I shouldn’t have gotten as annoyed but after the article had popped up on my news feed more than once with people sharing it and agreeing with the article I wrote a response to the article.  I pretty much said how the article is wrong in saying that girls who wear makeup are less confident than those who have bare faces.  They also wrote how girls who wear makeup are high maintenance.  First of all I can be as high maintenance as I want because I pay my own bills even though I’m not in the slightest bit and I’m not any less confident than a female with a blank canvas.  Of course I have insecurities but they are the same whether I have makeup on or not.  Of course I’ve left the house with no makeup and I don’t spend a lot of time doing my makeup unless I’m going to an event or I’m taking blogging pictures.  The response article that you know damn well I shared was written so well.  The author pretty much said how society shouldn’t tell a woman whether to wear makeup or not.  It’s not about needing to wear makeup it’s about it being a personal choice.  People have this misconception that women who wear makeup do so because they NEED to.  You are entirely wrong because I wear makeup for myself.  My boyfriend tells me all the time that I don’t need to wear makeup but I wear it for my own personal self.  To me wearing makeup is an accessory just like a bag or jewelry, it doesn’t mean that people won’t ever see me without makeup because I freak out if I don’t have it.  I think this article really hit some extremely good points and I just had to write about it here on le blog.


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  1. Ah I can't wait to see the Marilyn 2 night series! I think it is on Lifetime.

  2. Hi Monica! This is my first time visiting your blog, coming over from oh hey friday! Your name caught my eye since I'm a Texas girl! Love your blog look! I am in the middle of remodeling our spare bedroom, so I am loving all the inspiration :) Have a great weekend! Hope we can connect further too :)

  3. I'm loving those home decor inspiration pics. I'm loving rustic right now too. I hear you on having ideas for projects but then just not getting to them. That's me all the time! I need to just dedicate a week to finishing them all up HAHA! Hope you had an awesome weekend!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea


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