Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stuff I Like

Sorry this is coming a day late this week....it's been a busy one!

1. Something Borrowed

I FINALLY got around to reading  Something Borrowed and I confess, I didn't love it as much as most people did.  I liked it (which is why it made the list) but I didn't love it.  It was a quick and well written read with characters that were easy to relate to BUT I was the woman in the Chanel suit.  There was just something so distressing to me about a best friend and maid of honor that would have an affair with the bride-to-be's fiance.  Maybe it's because I have some absolutely amazing girlfriends or that I'm a hopeless romantic, but the whole concept was just completely wrong to me.   I don't want to ruin it for anyone that hasn't read it...but when you learn more about Rachel and Dex's history and Darcy's behavior at the very end, then I could sympathize with Rachel.  I definitely would have identified more if this had all been revealed earlier.  That said, it's still a great piece of chick lit and I do recommend reading it...and I'm really really excited to read Something Blue.  What can I say?  Darcy's my girl.

2. Kindle

I was a very lucky girl this year...my parents' bought me a Kindle for my birthday!  I couldn't think of a more perfect present!  Trying to grab onto the subway poles with one hand and balance a big book in the other is a real challenge during my daily commute and the Kindle has completely solved this problem.  If you read my blog, you know I'm always traveling between NYC and either home or DC.  Never again do I have to worry about running out of reading material.  All I need to do is connect to the bus wifi and download something new.  I find I'm reading a lot faster when I use the Kindle and the type is surprisingly easy on the eyes.  Oh and if there are any Jane Austen fans out there, most of her books are available for free download right now.

3. Vera Bradley Kindle Case

I treated myself to this beautiful Vera Bradley eReader Sleeve with some of my birthday money.  Not only is it adorable, it's also surprisingly durable.  It's thick and sturdy so I don't have to worry about my Kindle getting bumped or scratched in my purse....but I do have to worry about my purse looking like a Vera explosion when my lunch box is in there too.


4. PINK Loves Major League Baseball

It's no secret that I love me some sports and I love me some Victoria's Secret.  Obviously, I am obsessed with the PINK Loves Major League Baseball collection.  I am the proud owner of the hoodie above thanks to my little sister...and yes the undies too...thanks to the Easter bunny haha.  Like I blogged about when they released their NFL collection, it's so hard to find sports team clothing that fits right and doesn't make you look like a man.  PINK is dead on with this collection and I've got my eye on some other shirts if they ever go on sale!  You should check out the collection and see if they have your favorite team.

5. Ice Cream Cakes

When I was home for the weekend we had an ice cream cake to celebrate my birthday...it's tradition!  If you haven't had a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, stop reading this and go buy one.  What is more delicious than a layer of chocolate ice cream, a layer of fudge and chocolate cookies, and then a layer of vanilla ice cream...obviously nothing!  Now I want a piece haha

That's all for this week's edition of Stuff I Like.  I've got to head to bed since I'm waking up super early tomorrow for the Royal Wedding...my roommate and I will be up at 5 to watch everyone arrive at the church.  We've even bought cake and champagne for a little toast while we watch!  I'm going to try to get a blog up before I go to work so everyone who sleeps in can catch up on all the fun!

3 comments:

  1. Love the Kindle and the case! Nothing like a little Vera Bradley to brighten things up!

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  2. I can't wait to see Something Borrowed as a movie!

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  3. love! go read Something Blue if Darcy's your girl! it's her story. i just dowloaded in on my kindle i'll let you know how it is! AND I LOVE THAT KINDLE CASE! xoxo hope your champagne and cake is wonderful tomorrow!

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