Endless Bliss | Happy Lifestyle Blog: January 2014

Uninvited {book review}.

One of my goals for the new year was to read more. So far, I'm failing because I've only read two books this month. If I keep this up, I only have read 24 books by the end of the year, which is 16 less than my goal for 2014. I need to get on it.

I received this book, Uninvited by Sophie Jordan, from Goodreads. I won one of their giveaways, making this the third book I've won from them, but the only one that I've actually read. I didn't know anything about this book before reading it (I just entered the contest because the cover looked intriguing), but once I read the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. The copy I was mailed was actually an Advance Reader's Edition, so I was able to finish the book before it's official release date.

Uninvited tells the story of a girl named Davy who has everything going for her - gorgeous, perfect boyfriend, musical prodigy, she's popular and her parents adore her. That's before she finds out she has HTS, aka "the kill gene." HTS is a disease that has been sweeping the nation, and more than half of the murders that have taken place in the U.S. have been associated with HTS carriers. 

When Davy finds out that she has the HTS gene, her life is turned upside down. She is "uninvited" from her private high school and forced to attend a public high school where she's locked in the "cage" with a few other carriers her age. Her boyfriend dumps her. Her friends disown her. Her parents are scared of her. Her life isn't really her life anymore. 

In the "cage," she meets Sean, another HTS carrier who has been marked with an "H" tattoo, which is something that is forced upon HTS carriers who have shown their aggression. Davy is sucked into her new life, not sure who she can trust, not even her family who looks at her like she's a grenade or Sean who she can't seem to figure out.

I read this book in just a few days. I lost sleep because it was too amazing to put down. Every chapter left me wanting more. This book is unlike any other that I've read. I found myself sympathizing with Davy, who just wanted to be normal and not be defined by this gene that hadn't affected her before. I think that's a good message to everyone. We can't help how we were born, but we can help how we choose to live our lives. Even though Davy was born with this gene, people acted like she was a different person overnight, but really, she had the gene in her the whole time and none of that mattered before.

Davy is challenged in ways that she never could have imagined. People labeled her even though she didn't live up to the stereotype of that label, and she was forced to do things that she'll regret for this rest of her life. This book is jam-packed full of action (for the boys) and is intertwined with an interesting love story (for the girls). 

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5. It made me want to read more by Sophie Jordan. The way this book was laid out was flawless, and the overall story was unpredictable and exciting. The book was officially for sale as of Tuesday, so go check it out! 

For more information on Sophie Jordan and her books, check out her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook!



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Can I just talk about my dog all day?

So this past weekend, I got a dog. I know I typed that out like all casual like, but really I'm freaking out about it. I'm sure my co-workers are sick of hearing about her, but I refuse to stop talking about her, because I'm absolutely obsessed, which I'm sure those of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter have already noticed. Growing up, I always had a dog. Up until I was 15 and moved in with my mom. We adopted a puppy for about 2 months, and then gave him away because he was tearing up the house. Tragic, really.

This is a picture of Molly at the shelter. Her eyes look so sad because she was waiting for me to come save her!
Anyway, I adopted my dog, Molly, from a no kill shelter here called Pet Savers. Molly is the name they used for her at the shelter, and I chose not to change it since she was probably used to it. She doesn't actually answer to her name though. We'll get there. She's an adult dog, but they don't really know anything else about her, other than her previous owner died in a tragic industrial accident a few years back. She's been in the shelter ever since. She's a dachshund mix, but they're not sure what she's mixed with. She looks part beagle. I'm taking her to the vet soon, so hopefully he can tell me what she's mixed with and how old young she is.

I went on the Pet Savers website on a whim at work one day, and I saw Molly and fell in love. The next day, I went to the shelter to visit her, and I fell even more in love. I had to have her. I paid the deposit that day, and the next day, I drove up to get her.

At the shelter, they told me that she will probably be timid, depressed and skittish at first. She doesn't really like people that much. They said that any prior leash training and potty training would be out the door because she's been in the shelter for so long. All of that proved to be untrue. She took to me almost immediately. She licked my hand and jumped on me. When I took her on her first walk, she was brilliant on the leash, and she has yet to use the bathroom inside. It took her awhile to start eating, but she's finally doing that regularly as of Monday. Sometimes she growls at me when I try to pick her up, but she's slowly but surely beginning to trust me. She definitely recognizes me as her mother.

She was perfect on the leash. Though I did have her collar a little too loose and she escaped, not that she ran far. 

Our first picture together. We're in love.

Officially official. She's all mine. 

Perfect selfie partner. She never says no, and she loves giving me kisses.
I'm just absolutely obsessed with Molly, and I think we were just meant to be. She's the perfect dog, and I just love her so much! It was a pretty rash decision, but it's the best rash decision I've ever made, and now I can cross this off of my 30 before 30 list!

No more sad eyes. 

She's definitely made herself at home.
Have you ever adopted a shelter dog? Or any dog? What was your experience like?

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Motivated Mondays: I want to be forever young.

In my head, I'm still 17. I know it's weird, because most people are always racing to grow up, and then when they grow up, they reminisce about the "good ole days" and wish that they were young again. I was one of those people that wanted to be 21 just so I could get into clubs and bars just to dance and drink. After 21, I just wanted to stop. I didn't want to leave college or get a job or get married or have kids. I just wanted to be a kid forever. 
A lot of people grow up too fast. Thinking about that always brings me back to the movie, Babes in Toyland with Drew Barrymore. Throughout the whole movie, she's trying to convince everyone that she's not a child, but in the end, she realizes that she needs to enjoy being a child while it lasts. 
I like to think that I'm only as old as I feel, and I feel like a teenager (who can legally drink). As y'all know, I still watch Mary-Kate and Ashley movies and other movies that I watched in the 90's/early 2000's like DCOMs and The Lizzie McGuire Movie. I don't think I'll ever stop watching Disney movies. When I look at children, they just seem so innocent, and they don't even realize that there are bad things in the world like mass murderers, racism and homophobia. They just love everyone and everything and just enjoy life as it comes. I want to have that perspective forever. I just want to love everything and live in endless bliss (see what I did there?). 
How to stay young(ish):
because we still like to have fun doing adult-y things
-- Travel. Nothing makes a person feel younger like travel. I'm the kind of person where, if I'm going to the beach, I just like to chill and relax, but if I'm going somewhere where there's a lot to do (i.e. Washington, D.C. or Australia), I'm trying to never sleep. If you don't have the time (or money) to go on a week-ish-long vacation, take a stay-cation! Get a hotel room at a nice, local hotel, and just get away from it all. 
-- Say "yes." Okay, you may be tired and don't feel like going out when your friends invite you, but trust me, you'll regret it on December 31st when you look at what you did that year and realize that you spent all of your time at your desk or on your couch. You don't have to go out every time, but try to go out sometimes, and when you're actually out, you'll probably have a blast!
-- Don't give up on your dreams. No matter how old you are, you can still fulfill your dreams. Whether your dream is climbing Mt. Everest, becoming a senator or falling love, it's possible. Don't give up hope.
-- Stop caring so much about money. My step-dad once said to me that if you really need money, you'll get it somehow. This has always proven true for me. When I was just about to tear my hair out because I couldn't get hired anywhere, a job came along. I realize that you have to have money to support yourself and pay the bills, but you shouldn't hate your life just because you don't have $10k to spend on your dream vaca. Just manage your money, and you'll be okay. Don't stress about it.
-- Stop comparing yourself to other people. Everyone's journey is different, so don't judge other people for not taking the same path as you. What works for you doesn't work for everyone. Focus on yourself and your dreams, and don't worry about everyone else's. 
-- Always have goals. I like having my goals written somewhere so that I can feel a sense of accomplishment when I'm done fulfilling them. My bucket list isn't something that I just let sit there and then check things off. I'm constantly adding to it. I think it's impossible to reach a point in your life where you're just satisfied with what you've done, so you just do nothing. It's always important to keep striving for something. 
-- Be spontaneous. Nothing makes me feel young like spontaneity. I just love the feeling of getting up and going to do something with no prior plans. That's usually when the best memories are made. 
I'm challenging all of you today (and every day) to not grow up too fast. Live a little. Step back and relax, because everything's going to be awesome. Happy Monday!
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kooky keywords.

I always enjoy looking at the keywords that bring people to my blog. Sometimes when I look at them, I'm like "Okay, that makes sense," and other times, I think "What does that even mean?!" These are some of my favorite keywords that have brought people to my little corner of the internet.

"Glitter manufacturer South Korea"
Okay, I love glitter and sparkle, but I've never been to South Korea. I can't even begin to guess how a search for South Korea brought anyone to my site. I have talked about glitter a time or two on this blog though. Mostly for DIY's though, like these glitter ornaments, miscellaneous glitter projects, and this frame I got from Goodwill.

"Harry Potter guy with gap in his teeth"
I'm assuming they're talking about the then precious now seriously attractive Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom. I can't recall a time that I've described Neville with having a gap in his teeth, though I have talked about how I used to have a gap in my teeth before. I've also talked about Harry Potter a few times on this blog, namely how I am a Gryffindor and this silhouette tutorial.

This is what I found when I Googled that:

"Everyone thinks I'm too fat for him movie"
I've never talked about being fat on this blog. I do watch a lot of movies though, which I've casually mentioned a time or two. Mostly when Jon and I have a date night or if I bought some movies, which happens more often than I'd like to admit. I've talked about DCOMs, Halloween movies, and movies based on books, but I really can't think of a time that I've talked about an "I'm too fat for him" movie or even talking about fat at all.

"I got heater on Instagram"
I really don't even know where to go with this one. I've posted a few of my Instagram pictures on here, but I don't recall ever talking about a heater. Ever. It is pretty hot here though, comparatively speaking. I don't really need a heater. So...yea.

"Zac Efron at Christmas"
By far my favorite one. I've talked about Zac Efron an embarrassing number of times on this blog (well, him and Mary-Kate and Ashley. Not ashamed), so I'm excited that a Google search about him brought someone to my blog. I don't think I've ever talked about him at Christmas (though I have talked about Christmas in general, Santa included), but I definitely have talked about him with this precious dog.

This is what I found when I Googled that:

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) {book review}

I love reading celebrity memoirs. Particularly ones of comedians. I've never watched The Mindy Project, and I really knew nothing about Mindy Kaling before picking up this book, other than the fact that she was funny. Apparently that was enough to get me interested.

Memorable quotes (Oops. Couldn't pick just one): 
-- “You should know I disagree with a lot of traditional advice. For instance, they say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face—who will love them now?” 

-- “It makes me cry because it means that fewer and fewer people are believing it's cool to want what I want, which is to be married and have kids and love each other in a monogamous, long-lasting relationship.” 

-- “If I’m at a party where I’m not enjoying myself, I will put some cookies in my jacket pocket and leave without saying good-bye.”

-- “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” 

Book Synopsis from Mindy's Website
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence, “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

My Thoughts
I was hooked from the first sentence. Like I said before, I knew nothing about Mindy Kaling other than her comedic background, but man, I just don't know if I was prepared for the hilarity that was about to happen in this book. In a good way. First of all, I don't know how she chose to layout the book in the way that she did, but it was perfect. It's like every funny thing that has happened in her life can be categorized from multiple instances.

This book isn't just a memoir; it's also chockful of some great advice, i.e. don't peak in high school (everyone who's anyone was a loser in high school, and we all know it) and karaoke etiquette (I agree with her 100%. I hate when people get onstage and sing a song that they think they can sing well. Karaoke is all about being a temporary DJ. Pick a song that the audience will get into and sing along with you. Obvs). On the karaoke situash (talking about Mindy is making me want to shorten my words I guess), she also mentions to never, ever, ever sing "American Pie." It may seem like a good idea, and yea the audience will get into for a little bit, but we don't need you onstage for 9 minutes, especially if you can't sing. 

Why Mindy and I Could Be Best Friends (or sisters? Distant cousins?):


-- When Mindy worked as a babysitter, she used boy bands as her "in" to bond with the little girl. If Mindy needs someone to talk to about boy bands all day, hellooooo here I am! She also agreed that JC was the guy she wanted to marry in *NSYNC. JC was my fave back in the day. Granted, I would change my answer to Justin Timberlake now, but for all intents and purposes, JC was the one to marry back in the 90's.

-- She has an outline for "Best Friends Rights and Responsibilities," including "I Will Try to Like Your Boyfriend Five Times" and "I Will Hate and Re-Like People For You." She just talks about the things that best friends are supposed to do, most of which are unwritten rules, but she puts them out there for everyone. I could definitely fulfill all of the best friends duties she included, aside from "I Can Borrow All of Your Clothes." Our sizes are a little different. I know this from her "When You're Not Skinny, This is What People Want You To Wear" section.
-- She understands that "Hooking Up" is confusing. I never understood that term because everyone uses it so loosely. When someone tells me that they hooked up with someone, I always have to clarify what people mean by that. Mindy does the same thing, but to more extreme measures. Apparently she asks too many questions to the point where the person doesn't even want to talk about it anymore. I'm too nosy to let such a thing happen.
-- She's nosy. She gets some of her ideas by going to coffee shops or bars or restaurants and just sitting next to people who she thinks will be talking about something interesting, and she just eavesdrops. I want to eavesdrop for a living. I think I could be really good at it.
-- Weird things make her cry. I'm the same way. I cry in weird parts of movies or at things that have nothing to do with me. Mindy does the same thing. 
-- She does her best writing when she's laying under the covers in bed, even though she has a pretty desk that she bought purely for writing purposes. Granted, I have a desktop now, so I like to hand-write things while I'm lying in bed and then transfer said writing onto the computer later.
I give this book a 4 out of 5. Mindy lived such a fascinating life, from her stint as Ben Affleck in her self-directed/written/produced (with her roomie, Brenda) play, Matt & Ben and her experience working for a TV psychic, there was never a part in this book where I was like, "Ugh, she's so boring." I love people who can make fun of themselves, and Mindy never stops doing that in this book.  
There were some sections of the book that I could have done without like "My Favorite Eleven Moments in Comedy" (for selfish reasons because I didn't recognize any of these moments due to the fact that I am younger than her and my comedy knowledge is obviously not as vast as hers), "In Defense of Chest Hair" (I am not a fan of chest hair; therefore, I do not want to defend it), and "Revenge Fantasies While Jogging" (I don't know. I just didn't enjoy this part.), but for the most part, this book definitely held my attention. There is literally something in this book for everyone! Mindy is a one-of-a-kind comedian, and now I shall go cyber stalk her and watch her in everything she's ever acted in. The Mindy Project is first on my list. 


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Who am I to complain at all?

Yesterday, someone close to me got some horrible news. She went to the doctor, and they told her that she lost her baby. What made it worse is that 1) she was due any day now. She was more than 8 months pregnant, and 2) her husband is currently overseas fighting for our country. I can't even begin to imagine the pain and heartache that she must be going through. I know no words anyone can say can help the situation or even make it a little bit better. It really got me thinking about how I view a lot of things, and made me ask myself Who am I to complain at all?

Who am I to complain about having to do my hair when someone else in the world went in for a regular check-up and found out they had cancer?

Who am I to complain about the weather getting colder when someone else in the world is still looking for their son that went missing over five years ago?

Who am I to complain about being in a long-distance relationship when someone's favorite uncle is lying on his death bed?
Who am I to complain about something someone said behind my back when there are people on the streets who have no one else in the world to help them?

Who am I to complain about missing breakfast when someone else in the world goes home to husband that beats them?

Who am I to complain about having too much work to do when someone else in the world is sitting in the hospital with their daughter who got hit by a drunk driver?

Who am I to complain about having to take a cold shower when someone else in the world gets bullied by their peers every day?

Who am I to complain about needing to go grocery shopping when someone else in the world just found out their best friend committed suicide?

Who am I to complain about anything while my friend is being forced to have her stillborn child?

I mean, really. Who am I to complain at all? This horrible, horrible situation just made me think about all of the dumb things that I complain about every day when there are people in the world who have it so much worse than I do. 

I want to challenge all of you today to not sweat the small stuff, and to be grateful for the things that you've been blessed with.
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being a camp counselor was the best job ever.

Disclosure: Sorry that I'm cute in exactly 0 of these pictures.

When I decided to start applying for camp counselor jobs, I did it for all of the practical reasons. This was back in 2012 when I was in my last quarter of college. I was freaking out about not finding a "real" job, so I decided, why not find a summer job and then I can worry about all that grown up stuff later. When I got the idea to start applying for a camp counselor position, it was like a lightbulb went off.

1) I would get free room and board. I wouldn't have to pay rent for the entire summer.

2) Free food. All of my meals are paid for.

3) Traveling. All of the camp jobs I looked at weren't in Louisiana; they were in the northeast.

4) I would only spend money on bills. I would be at work the whole time and would have no time for spending money.

These are the things I thought of when I was applying to be a camp counselor. Little did I know, these would not only be the least of my worries, but some wouldn't even apply.

I never went to camp. It makes me sad saying that because I feel like it would have been awesome to spend my summers at a sleep-away camp. I plan on letting my kids go to camp, because really it's just overall awesomeness. Being a camp counselor was the perfect way to experience camp life for the first time. Yes, I was responsible for my campers, but I still got to have a lot of fun.

I got to become a role model.
Okay, I don't know if any of my campers would actually consider me a role model, but I like to think that some of them would. Being a camp counselor was like becoming the big sister of 30-ish girls. I was responsible for these girls, I lived with them, and even gave them some advice. Some came to me when they needed someone to talk to, and leaned on me when they needed a shoulder to cry on. Some I still talk to today. I didn't think I would form this big of an attachment to these girls, but I did. I'm like that with anyone who comes into my life that I deem important. Even though I didn't get to go back for their last summer, I still watched the talent show videos on the camp's website. I was proud of them from several miles away, and sometimes when I think about them, I just get sad that I'll probably never see any of them again.

I got to do camp-y things.
Like I said, I had never gone to camp before, so I feel like a big portion of my life was deprived of a lot of experiences. I experienced a lot of things at camp that I don't think I would have done otherwise. I zip-lined (okay, that really shouldn't count because I had zip-lined before, but it was still awesome), I did a lot of crafty things that I normally wouldn't do, I went tubing (again, I've gone tubing before, but it was awesome to do it at camp), and lots of other things. Camp is like it's own little world and time passes differently there.

I unplugged.
There's something about not having phone service that just makes you enjoy life more. I cried when I figured out that I wouldn't be able to call or text anyone while I was at camp. Plus there were only three computers for the staff to use on off days and nights. At first, I cried about it (don't judge me), but then I just started enjoying life without the technology.

I didn't worry about what I looked like.
The camp I worked at was an all girls camp, so no one worried about make-up or spending an hour on their hair. I didn't worry about what I looked like, and there's just something wonderful and beautiful about that. I miss those days of laziness.

I made the best friends.
It's hard not to become friends with someone that you spend time with every day. Not only did I love my co-counselors, I also loved the people that I met on Facebook before I went to camp, the people that I met at the hotel before camp started, the people I met at the airport when we were waiting on the bus to pick us up, the people that I roomed with during counselor orientation week, the people that I spent my off days and nights with, and the people that I spent time with every day. Duh I was closer to some counselors more than others, but just knowing that there are so many people to lean on when you're having a rough day is just such an amazing feeling. It's inevitable that you're going to cry when you're at camp. It's just something that happens. What's comforting is that there are tons of people who are willing to lend you their shoulder.

I had a lot of new experiences.
The camp I counseled at was in Pennsylvania, a very long way away from north Louisiana, so it was a completely different culture. Everything was different. The weather. The food. The sky. It was just two months of living life differently. The Pennsylvania sky was absolutely breathtaking. We were up in the mountains, and everything just seemed closer and prettier. I hadn't ever eaten a lot of the food that was there like heroes and hoagies and lox and cannolis. I rode a train for the first time and took the subway. I saw fireflies for the first time. I made a list of all of my new experiences, and it was pretty extensive.

I got to travel.
When I was at camp, not only did I get to experience life in little old Honesdale (fun fact: Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling was filmed there. I didn't like the movie much, but it was cool to recognize some of the stuff in it), I also got to do some traveling on my off days. I went to Philadelphia and ate a Philly cheese steak. I went to NYC and lived life Gossip Girl style on the upper-east side. I went to New Jersey and visited Carlo's Bakery. I went to Lake Placid and toured the Olympic Training Center. I did a lot of traveling in those two months, and I had a blast.

I wish that I didn't wait until after college graduation to be a camp counselor. It's something I want to encourage my kids to do when they are in high school and college. Yeah, internships are great, but you learn a lot about yourself being a camp counselor, and you're taught a lot of skills that you don't expect to be taught, like patience and empathy. It's amazing how much you can learn about yourself in two months, and yes, I did cry on my bus ride home.

For your viewing pleasure...I accidentally left the huddle too early. Awk.

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Motivated Mondays: Kristen Bell inspires me.

Kristen Bell has always been one of my favorite celebrities. Anyone who is amazing on the screen and hilarious during interviews wins my heart, and Kristen Bell is definitely one of my biggest girl crushes. I became borderline obsessed after watching Veronica Mars for the first time. It was a weird situation. Anyway, long story short, I just love her. I really think we could be friends (do I say that about all of my favorite celebrities? Let's just say no).
Not only is Kristen Bell absolutely gorgeous and hilarious, she is also a really good person, which is why I've chosen to spotlight her for this week's Motivated Monday. 

She supports gay rights.
First of all, Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are the perfect couple. They are freaking adorable together, and a lot of their beliefs about major issues coincide with each other, which is super awesome. I'm sure many of you knew that the two of them decided that they weren't going to get married until their gay friends had the same right. They had been engaged since 2009, and when the DOMA was deemed constitutional last year, they finally got married. 
She loves animals.
A lot of people like animals but don't do anything with that love. I see the commercials with the sad animals that need homes. I hear these awful stories about tortured or abused animals, and my heart hurts for them, but like most people, I don't do anything about it. Kristen Bell does. She's worked with several humane societies and attends fundraisers for a number of non-profits dedicated to ending animal cruelty. She's won many awards for her work in saving animals, and she's even launched an initiative called Special Needs that helps animals with special needs. She's also been a vegetarian since she was 11. I mean, how incredible is that?
She's an awesome mom.
From what I've heard about Kristen's relationship with her daughter, Lincoln, I think that she's an excellent mother. My mom is one of the most open people I know. She says whatever, whenever, and if she's curious about something, she just asks. I picture Lincoln's upbringing being similar to that. Some parents shelter their children for as long as they can before they realize they aren't kids anymore. Kristen wants to do just the opposite and just be honest with Lincoln. Not necessarily saying "Here, watch all this sexy stuff," but whenever she discovers things and has questions, Kristen (and Dax) don't intend on shying away from these things. She also wants to make it Lincoln's choice to be in the spotlight or not. Cool mom award def goes Kristen Bell!

Ellen loves her.
I support anything endorsed by Ellen DeGeneres because she is my hero.
If all of that didn't convince you to love Kristen Bell, maybe this video will:

Countdown to Veronica Mars: 52 days
Happy Monday, loves. Stay motivated this week!
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Boy Behind the Blog #8: Jon's favorite movies & plans for 2014!

It's time for the spotlight to be on my sweet boyfriend, Jon, again. I'm linking up with Stephanie and Mallory for the Boys Behind the Blog link-up! I don't think Jon enjoys watching movies as I do (he would rather be playing his video games), but he does enjoy them, just not the same genres as me, which always creates a problem when we try to go to the movies together.

The Boys Behind the Blog #8:

1. What was your favorite movie of 2013?
My favorite movie of 2013 was Now You See Me. While there were many other movies that I loved, such as World War Z, Thor, and Catching Fire, this movie stood apart in originality. It's not often that you can watch a movie and leave thinking "wow, I have nothing to compare that to."


2. What is your all time favorite movie quote?
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." (Tiffany note: A man after my own heart. He chose a quote from Harry Potter. If we can't agree on anything to watch, we always agree on Harry Potter. Even though hasn't read the books. Don't worry, guys. It's a marriage stipulation. He must read them before I say "I do.")

3. What is your favorite type of movie? (Action, scary, comedy, etc)?
When it comes to movies I honestly prefer a mixture between sci-fi, comedy, and action. When a movie only focuses on one genre it seems like they're purposely neglecting most of the audience

4. What is your New Year's Resolution?
This is an unfair question because I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I simply start each day trying to make sure I am the best I can be and hope to end each day on a great state of mind.

5. Finish the sentence: This year I will....
This year I will be graduating from college, move in with the most amazing lady ever, and finally start my life. (Tiffany note: I promise he received no form of compensation to write this. I simply copied and pasted.)

Hey cowboy in the back. He wanted to be in the pic.

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