Five Random Things You Probably Don't Care About

1. I have eaten "clean" all day today...and I want to punch someone in the face. Just kidding. But really, I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a Starbucks or a Diet Coke. Or a cupcake. Or both.

2. I know I'm taunting you all with this phantom vacation we're planning but after a weekend of researching, homework assigned to me by my boyfriend in the form of an excel spreadsheet, and trying to beat the system...I think we might be EXTREMELY close to booking! I refuse to share until it's booked because I don't want to jinx it. Cross your fingers!

3. When I have $158 to spend on a necklace it might be on  this one:
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4. Not to brag but it's going to be 80 degrees this weekend in sunny San Diego. Okay, maybe I'm bragging a little. We're planning a beach trip! If you want to envy me at the beach you can follow me on Instagram @holliegolightly. ;)

5. I will be making pickles and brie grilled cheese this weekend with a recipe from Joy. I can NOT freaking wait! YUM!

Best and Worst: Oscars

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Best. Naomi Watts is STUNNING. I loved her dress, it was glamourous, a little futuristic, and totally flattering. LOVE her.

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Worst. I feel bad putting Anne Hathaway as worst because I don't think her dress was as bad as everyone said it was. I LOVED her hair and the jewelry. The weird part about this dress is the boob pleats. No one wants cone boobs at the Oscars, Anne.

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I love Amanda Seyfried but I thought it was hilarious my boyfriend said her hair was "weird" and looked like "mortal combat".

Who was best dressed in your opinion?

Is Blogging Strange?

So you know those people who divulge their inner most secrets on their Facebook status?

It's usually the Jerry Springer moments too, right?

Why is that a major no-no but in blogging it's totally cool?

I mean at least on Facebook you have control over who sees it.

But if you have a public blog, ANYONE can see it.

Lately I've been thinking about STRANGE blogging is.

Because by all textbook and logical ways of looking at it, blogging and blogging honestly is SO strange.

So many of us let anonymous people learn so much about ourselves by what we write here on our blogs.

Does that make us crazy?

Yes, probably.


From an emotional and spiritual level, blogging is way to reach people.

To inspire people.

To possibly change lives.

To possibly change our own lives.

Isn't that why we're all here? To blog. And change our lives. In the littlest way. Or even in the biggest way.

Whether that be connecting with people who you inspire or connecting with people who inspire you.

Blogging is strange. But I love it. So thank you, bloggers.

Five Things You Probably Don't Care About

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1. This week I have been a complete sloth. Yep, I said it. Sloth. I lost my apple TV remote so my season one Vampire Diaries bedtime routine has been on hiatus. Instead, I've found probably one of the most horrendous shows on television infiltrate my life. I'm talking about...wait for it...Dance Moms. That show is WILD. And I can not look away.

2. One of my new years resolutions was to be more intentional with what I buy. I've been hooked on a lot of simple living blogs lately and while I doubt I will ever become that girl who buys her undergarments at the thrift store or resoles shoes multiple times, I've definitely taken a hard look at where my money and time is going. Did you know the average woman wears only 20% of what is in her closet? Yep, that's totally me! Anyways, after much consideration last night at the mall I added a green military style jacket and a white sleeveless button up to my wardrobe last night. Pictures to come!

3. Last year I bought a handheld steamer in lieu of an iron and until this week I haven't really appreciated how AMAZING it is. There's no hesitation about whether or not something needs to be ironed and on what setting. Honestly, this is one of the best investments I've made. And by an investment I mean it was $24!

4. Miss Anna's baby shower for little Owen is this weekend and Lauren will be attending. So say, I will be spending my Saturday waiting around for shower picture texts is an understatement.

5. I'm hoping to have some exciting vacation news in store for you all sometime in the next few weeks. Travel experiences are really important for my soul and this one has been in the works for quite some time now. Can't wait to share!

Summer Sandalin'

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I don't know about you, but my toes should would like to see the light of day. My skin is basically see through right now. And a beach day would be the perfect excuse for a pedicure! I'm excited for all of the ankle straps this season.

What will be your first summer purchase?

Hey, Boston

I want to be in you.


I want to be with you.


You know what I mean. I am dying to visit BOSTON!

I love to travel. It's definitely a priority of mine. There are SO many US cities I want to explore. And Boston is at the very top of my domestic list.

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When I go to Boston (not if...power of positive thinking) I am definitely bringing both my digital camera AND my HTC One X+ which takes fabulous pictures. Let's be real I'm going to take a million pictures. I'll also bring my iPad mini so I have stuff to do on the plane....and quite possibly steal my boyfriend's fancy headphones for the plane ride. ;) I'm also going to try to bring ONE suitcase and NOT overpack. I always end up bringing clothes I don't wear when I go on vacation.
What's at the top of your vacation to-do list?
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Best and Worst: Grammys

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I'm not a huge Rihanna fan but I was blown away at how gorgeous she looked last night. She definitely nailed the sexy dress without making it extreme. I hope she keeps this style up!

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I know I hated on JLo for her outfit a few months ago but it's not my fault she dressed like this last night. I really like JLo, I honestly do. But whoever did her top knot should be fired and the slit is too much. This dress is a complete fail in my opinion. The shoes are kind of cool though!

Who was your best/worst dressed at the Grammys?

Follow Friday is BACK

Happy Friday! Follow Friday the blog hop is back.

How to participate:

There are no minimum requirements to what you need to do to link up! However, I would appreciate it if you found atleast 3-5 new blogs you'd LIKE to follow and follow them via Google Friend Connect (GFC). Comment and let them know you found them thru Follow Friday! This way, the purpose of this project actually works!

Please spread the word through twitter/instagram/your blog...the more people that link up the more new blogs we have to follow! :)

Fashion/Beauty blogs:

Lifestyle Blogs: Leave me a comment saying you follow me with your blog link and I'll be sure to follow you back :)

Happy Anniversary

Happy anniversary to my best friend and one of the smartest, funniest, and most thoughtful people I've ever met! I can't believe it has already been three years. I love you!

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This week has been crazy for me and I haven't been able to blog nor did I have reliable internet. If you follow me on Instagram you know I've been in Vegas for work. I'm so happy to be back! Follow Friday the blog hop is tomorrow. Woohoo! It will go live tonight at 12 AM PST. I hope you'll link up and join the fun finding new blogs to read :)

Lavender Love.

Is it spring yet? Because I am ready for everything lavender. I love the sweet purple color and it's not just for little girls or for Easter! I'm on the look out for some lavender skinny jeans. Have you seen any lately? The ones from Target don't fit me so don't say there please ;)

What color do you like for spring?

PS-Since I was unable to give you guys a heads up for Follow Friday (which is usually today)...the blog hop will be NEXT Friday 2/8. I want to make sure everyone has time to spread the word so it can be just as fun as it usually is! Can't wait to see you then :) Also, the sparks and whimsy cowl giveaway is still going so make sure to enter!