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As most of you already know, I (Sarah) don’t like summer. The heat, the bugs, yeah I’ll take Winter any day. There is one thing I love about summer though and that is the gorgeous Southern California sunsets that look like the sky is a giant painting. I love the summer sunsets, they are just breathtakingly beautiful. We went to get ice cream last night and on our way to Baskin Robbins we saw this beautiful sunset.
As my boyfriend and I sat and ate ice cream while the sun went down. I started to think, maybe summer is not so bad afterall. And then we got home, and my boyfriend tells me that he’s itchy. He takes off his shirt and this little guy crawls out. Then we notice this bite on his back. We aren’t sure what type of spider it is, but it really doesn’t matter because I HATE SPIDERS. I mean hate like I would like to burn the apartment down every time we find a spider because it’s the only way to get rid of all of the spiders completely.
It’s official, beautiful sunsets and gorgeous beach weather have nothing on Summer, I still hate it.
Do you love Summer or will you be glad when it’s over?
I (Sarah) loved Precious Moments figurines as a child and had a large collection of them on a bookshelf in my bedroom. I loved them, but over the years I grew tired of them and ended up selling them on E-bay. As an adult I have re-discovered Precious Moments figurines because now they have Disney ones! For my birthday I received a beautiful Ariel with Flounder figurine on a glass rock and Sofia The First with Clover figurine. I couldn’t be happier with them, they are so adorable!
As excited as I am about Disney Precious Moments, I was even more excited to find out that there are now Care Bears Precious Moments figurines, and some of them actually have fuzzy Care Bears. I totally want to get all of these to add them to my new Precious Moments collection!
Did you collect something as a child that you now collect as an adult?
Yesterday, my (Jeni) boyfriend and I watched Wonder Woman (we unlocked our Amazon Fire Stick and got to watch it from home!). It was horrible. I mean, there were a few cool scenes – however, nothing we haven’t seen other superhero characters do. It just wasn’t that extraordinary, in my opinion.
The lead actress is a really pretty girl with some mad gymnastics skills, but she just wasn’t “Wonder Woman” to me. I wasn’t expecting too much from it, but still wanted to see it, and was left disappointed. After a while, we realized it still had another hour left, and we were already pretty bored. It just couldn’t keep my attention and I thought a lot of it was kinda cheesy.
I salvaged my movie watching Sunday by whipping up a latte, making popcorn, and watching a good standard flick that I know will always make me happy – Say Anything 🙂
Have you seen a movie that disappointed you lately?
I (Sarah) am loving this Alice In Wonderland White Rabbit sticky note holder. Merchandise with the White Rabbit seems so rare! I definitely need this little guy for my desk. He’s just $12.95!
I (Sarah) love stingrays, and was so excited to find this stingray pool float. It’s just $11.99!
I (Sarah) have fond memories of Lip Smackers products as a kid. I was thrilled to find these soda flavor Lip Smackers on Amazon for only around 8 bucks!
I (Sarah) think this is the cutest unicorn mug on the planet and it’s just $15 and comes in a “be a unicorn” gift box.
I (Sarah) have a very special Cabbage Patch Doll named Kenzie. A couple of years ago I found out that Cabbage Patch Dolls can fit Build A Bear clothes, and since then I’ve been on the lookout for cool Disney outfits that are now retired from Build A Bear to dress Kenzie in. I recently scored this Ursula costume brand new for $5 on E-bay!
What is your favorite E-bay bargain find?
Do you have a hard time trying to figure out what to say during a conversation with your significant other? Sometimes it can be impossible to find common ground to talk about. I (Sarah) recently found out about Conversations Starters for husbands and wives. There are 88 cards each with a conversation starter on them to get your and your significant other talking.
Do you and your significant other have problems finding common ground to talk about?
Oreo fans…. if you love coffee AND Oreos, you’ll be super excited about these new Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos!! They are coming out at select retailers (specifics are unknown right now) this week – and will be available for a limited time, so grab them while you can!
What’s your favorite Oreo flavor?
I (Jeni) found this awesome app I have to tell you guys about! It’s called Aaptiv, and it’s a fitness app with a twist. It’s a “personal trainer” app that combines a personal trainer’s voice motivating you while you workout, with your favorite music. It’s $9.99 a month (blah!), but really highly rated and something I’m thinking about trying – you get a free trial to test it out. What a cool way to stay motivated while doing cardio!
Do you have a favorite fitness app you recommend?
That, my friends, is the McDonald’s McLobster Roll. And it’s a real thing. I (Jeni) read that the McLobster is back this summer in New England locations. It launched in 1993, and came back in 1995, and now, it’s back for 1 more summer. It’s apparently frozen lobster that’s thawed when they get it, mixed with seasoning and mayo, and slapped on a bun with lettuce. I am not a big seafood fan, and don’t like lobster, so I’m not disappointed that it’s only available on the East Coast. 😉 Read more about it HERE.
Would you try the McLobster?
This mermaid ice cream is my (Sarah) new favorite ice cream. You don’t need an ice cream maker to make it either! It reminds me of Superman ice cream when I (Sarah) was a kid. This would be such a fun treat for mermaid fans this summer!