Friday, July 11, 2014

Week in Review

I apologize for slacking off on blogging this past week but in my defense, I was one busy girl! So let me catch you up on what's been going on with this weekly round up:

I spent the 4th of July at my best friend, Sara's new house. She had a family style BBQ. (Well, she had it catered) buuuut, she did cook a bunch of yummy appetizers and desserts herself. It was a great time with a great group. We capped off the night with a few rounds of margarita pong. Like beer pong but we upgraded with margaritas. It was just like old times, with the added bonus of fireworks in the background. My only complaint was the poppers being used as a tactic of distraction. Ultimately they worked! My teams lost every round.

                            
Best part of the night was when I finally convinced Sara's husband John to turn on some Classic Rock. "Pour some sugar on me" turned into a movie montage of "Flashdance". Priceless:


I spent part of my 3 day weekend working on my line. I'm happy to say that my mission to find the perfect tank top has been completed. I've found the most fabulous flowy racerback tanks that are oh so soft. They are exactly what I was looking for. And so, my tank top line has officially come to life!

 
    My Hamsa tank tops are $19 each and are available for purchase via my etsy shop: StarrJoy16.
Use coupon code: BLOGLOVER at checkout to receive 15% off your entire purchase through                        the month of July. More designs are coming to the shop very soon!

On Sunday I had my second NET session. What is NET you might ask? It's defined as a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress.
Have you ever heard of the technique of putting your arm out and having someone push lightly down on your arm while you resist the push? The pushing and resisting is being done while you say statements. Your body reacts differently depending on if your body really believes the statement that's being said to be true. Example: "My name is Starr". My resistance would be strong because I in fact believe that my name is Starr (even though it's a weird name). "I love getting speeding tickets" would cause my arm to easily be pushed down because I in fact do not like getting speeding tickets. See how cool it is? Think of it kind of like a lie detector. I've found out some interesting things about myself so far. I will share with a follow-up post!

After NET I felt energized and fabulous. I headed to lunch with my girl Amanda. Cocktails anyone?


Monday night was standard bachelorette night. The cuts are coming hard and fast. Andi started the episode with four suitors and only three remained. I must say this is the best group of guys I think I've ever seen on this show.
There's Nick the mysterious asshole type and Josh the hot baseball player:

 
 
On the sweet side we have Chris the tractor loving farmer and Marcus the take my breath away romantic:
 
 
I'm not gonna lie, I see Andi choosing baseball Josh. I think they fit the best together and can totally see her with him. As for Chris and/or Marcus I can totally see either one of them with ME! *Sigh* I'm just sayin' a girl can dream right?
 
Since we're talking about love and romance and whatnot, I think I should tell you that I did it. Yes friends, I quit Tinder. I know, I know. But after the disastrous installment of the Tinder diaries part 1 and the hideous follow-up Tinder diaries part 2, I was left feeling discouraged and icky. I will follow up on this soon and give you more details as to the build up of what caused me to delete Tinder. Fret not though, I haven't sworn off internet/phone app/whatever dating altogether! You will still be able to follow up on my interesting (for lack of better word) dating life. C'mon friends don't leave friends hanging. You'll still be able to catch up on the latest. Hip hip hooray! Until next time!
               
                                                                               XOXO


27 comments:

  1. Love your style sense! The colors are great and compliment the season well.

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  2. looks like a fun weekend! cute pup, and love your outfits!

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  3. Adorable tank top! Love your weekend photos! :)

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  4. Haha, the pooch in sunglasses!!! I'm thinking she'll pick Josh as well :)

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  5. love the outfits!!! looks like an awesome time!

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  6. Thanks so much for the compliments on my tank tops (and outfits) ladies! More designs will be available this weekend! :)

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  7. You quit tinder, I was so looking forward to part 3 lol. Anyway whatever way you choose am sure will be fine and hope you find mr long term and here to stay. love the tank tops x

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    1. haha. Don't worry, there's more shenanigans to come!

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  8. I think you are right about the Bachelorette, that she's going to end up with Josh.

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  9. Looking forward to hearing more about your internet dating! Hopefully you can find another way (or just a way in general since Tinder seemed to be less than helpful!) to find Mr Right :)

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    1. Thank you! My fingers are still crossed!

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  10. Congrats on launching your tank line :) Can't blame yah for quitting tinder - as entertaining as it was to read I wouldn't want to go through it myself!

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    1. Thank you so much! At this point I'm happy I still have a sense of humor!

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  11. What a fun weekend, and awesome tank tops! <3

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  12. Looks like you had fun! Love that tank.

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  13. Doggie sunglasses. Too cute. I will have to check out your etsy shop. Lawd knows I love a good discount!

    Katreena

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    1. Yes! Come on over and check it out! :)

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  14. Looks like you had such a great week.

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  15. Cute tank tops! We love eating at Islands too. The Wedge BLT FTW!

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  16. At first I thought Andi would end up with Josh but I'm totally rooting for Chris now (or he can marry me instead, that's totally okay too.... just sayin hahaha). I don't think Andi fit in with Josh's family that well.. especially not compared to Chris'!

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  17. I love your tank tops! Also, I will have to try out NET!!

    So happy you had a wonderful holiday / week last week!!

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  18. I just could not get into the bachelorette this season! I dont know why :(

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  19. Pour Some Sugar on Me is classic!! Too funny! Love that racerback!

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