I have always been prone to periods of time where I am truly the worst Debbie Downer. Hey, it happens. I can’t always find the silver lining and sometimes people (and things) are overwhelmingly annoying. For a while now I’ve felt a combination of anger, frustration, stress, and even deep depression and anxiety. So as soon as the calendar ticked over to January 1st, I decided to give the idea of a gratitude journal a chance. What did I have to lose, right?
It seems like this year everyone has Super Bowl Fatigue. I get it. Who wants to watch Tom Brady win yet another Super Bowl? It’s like Groundhog Day. Just the same thing over and over. Trust me, as someone who lives in a different kind of Groundhog Day scenario, I get it all too well. But, truly, even if you can’t get behind the game itself, there’s always the commercials and the food.
In honor of the big game that will be shoved down our collective throats for at least the next 72 hours, I thought why not make the most of it with five fun things. These things will either enhance your Super Bowl 52 experience or just be (hopefully) entertaining for about 5 minutes.
Maybe you’re excited about Justin Timberlake’s Halftime performance or maybe you’ll just use this 15 minutes to stare blankly at a wall instead. But maybe use the time to see all 51 previous Super Bowl halftime shows ranked by CBS Sports.
Want to be the MVP of your Super Bowl party but don’t know a single thing about this year’s match up? Here’s a cheat sheet: 52 Things You Need To Know About The Patriots vs The Eagles.
I’m not a fan of the “leaked commercial” but if you are, here is all of the Super Bowl commercials already released.
Every Super Bowl party needs a stylish outfit, and since my team is definitely not playing (but damn we were close), jerseys and other team-centric outfits are not an option. So I’ll be pulling my outfit inspo from this look.
For the last of the holiday gift guides I decided to remain budget friendly picking things that are under $50. I chose $50 as a budget because, well, things just get better when you spend a little bit more money. Sure, you can swing by and pick up a $8 ornament at Starbucks, but there’s just something about Chambong that is just more fun. Who doesn’t want to guzzle champagne faster than human life ever intended?
SHOP: Kristin Ess gift set, Who What Wear pumps, Glass wine bottle ornaments, The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada, Blue Bottle Coffee blend box, Sugarfina Cheers! bento box, Williams Sonoma monogrammed cheese board, Williams Sonoma copper & marble cheese knives, Marble notebook, Chambong, BaubleBar earrings, Craft cocktail set, Demi salt & pepper shakers, Turntable Kitchen subscription, Diamond glasses, Extend Your Style Dry Shampoo Collection
The best gift guide has arrived. The perfect gifts for sisters from another misters. The person who gives you guy advice you’re likely not to take and eventually regret. The person who encourages you to “eat the burger” because life is way too short to keep eating kale. The person who orders pitchers of margaritas because life. Best friends often know things about us that no one else really does. They are there for us when we do dumb things or attempt to stop us from doing dumb things.
I appreciate my best friend immensely for more reasons than stated above. She makes my life exciting where it normally would be boring. She encourages me to try new things, not to stay at home on Saturday nights, and let’s me know everything will be fine even when I don’t believe it ever will be. She’s really part of my family and always has the right thing to say when others really don’t. We may scream at each other sometimes, but it’s probably because I’m being ridiculous about something (like stressing out about getting lost or getting a B on a test). So I created this gift guide filled with special things for best friends.
Particularly my best friend. Who loves buying things she doesn’t really need late at night especially if it’s gold and shiny. They are the gifts that show our best friends how much we appreciate them and all they do for us throughout the year.
SHOP: Pop & Suki best friend keyring, Slip silk pillowcase, Everlane sweater, Native Union marble iPhone dock, Hansel from Basel cat socks, GLDN best friend necklace, Ouai To Go kit, BH Cosmetics brush set, Cat corkscrew, Vinebox subscription, Brooklinen candle set, Monogram pasta shirt, Sugarfina But First Cocktails bento box, The Curated Closet, Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking, Lancome Olympia Le Tan Le Vernis top coat
I am a dog mom through and through, and people are expected to spend 69 billion dollars on their pets in 2017. No joke. My dog Chloe is incredibly spoiled. She loves to wear outfits especially sweaters. She is an expert at pretending she didn’t make a mess when everyone knows she did (how else did the box of Diet Coke cans get knocked over?) And she really hates cell phones because they take the attention off her. Pets have become such a large part of our family that we tend to spoil them quite a bit like they are children.
At the holidays it is no different. While they don’t really understand the concept of wrapping paper they certainly love finding things within it. You know once we finally give up on them trying to open things themselves and tear it open for them. Hey, I can’t be the only person that does that, right? Either way, you’ll find this gift guide packed with Chloe approved (okay she would approve them if she could read or understand) gifts for dogs and even some for cats!
Being a parent must be rough sometimes. I wouldn’t really know. I’m pretty much just a dog mom and I know she’s a handful. I mean who else insists would insist on eating their Trader Joe’s gingerbread dog treats on my Christmas tree skirt like it’s some kind of convenient blanket? Someday I hope to be a parent as scary of thought that is. I look forward to the days I’ll be piling on even more things than I already attempt to.
But for now, I must admit I appreciate my parents. They are the ones that would scare away monsters, give me incredibly useful life advice I would rarely ever listen to (then regret), and put up with me at my very worst. They are the most supportive people even if that sometimes means invading your space or texting you 6,000 times in one day to see if you received your final grades. Because you know, they, along with their coworkers, are more proud of you than you are of yourself. Okay maybe that’s just my parents…but they aren’t always the easiest to shop for.