Hola, mis amigos!
Es mi tiempo favorito de la semana–tiempo para Sweet Life Bites Weekly #9!
Can you tell I’m trying to work on my, ahem, español?
Alrighty, let’s just get into it. ;)
Song of the Week: This is a bit of a weird one, but one I’ve had stuck in my head for, oh, the last week or so.
And it won’t come unstuck.
Even when I’ve tried getting other ridiculously catchy (and slightly annoying) songs like Maps and Shower stuck in my head, this particular song has persisted. So, because of it’s persistence, it has been named the song of the week. Folks, I give you “I’m Ready” by AJR. Don’t say I never warned you!
Food of the Week: This past week, almost every day I’ve had to be out of the house, ready to go, by 6:45 AM. That’s pretty crazy, right? I don’t know if it’s just me or if this is a universal thing, but I’d rather leave the house looking as presentable as possible and ending up eating breakfast in the car rather than enjoying a long, leisurely breakfast and then leaving the house looking like I just rolled outta bed.
I mean, I’d like to have both, but that just won’t work.
Long story short, the KIND healthy grains dark chocolate chunk bars have been a life saver. And a quite delicious one at that!
They’re prepackaged, easy grab and go, and they’re pretty healthy, too. They fill you up until lunch, and they have chocolate in ‘em! Paired with a cup of coffee (with some thin mint coffee creamer, naturally), this has been my go-to breakfast for the past week. :D
Book of the Week: This one is cheating a little. Just a teensy-weensy bit, but it still relates to this week, I promise! This week’s book is not just one, but a whole series I’d like to rave about–the Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. As you probably know, the Giver is out in theaters now, and I went to see it yesterday with a friend.
Oh, my goodness gracious. It was amazing! (And I managed not to cry at a movie for once! Success!) So while the movie was fabulous, the books behind it are just that much better. Which is saying something!
They’re not a series in the way you might think, as in one that follows the same bunch of characters throughout each book. For the first three in the series (there’s four), they’re actually all set in different places, with different characters, all with different plots. Out of the first three, the first one is my favorite (the Giver), but the other two are phenomenal in their own right, too! The fourth one though (which came out in the past couple of years or so), is really the star. It blew my mind. The way all of these characters and stories and places, which all seemed like they were on completely different planets from each other, were woven together is just incredible. The way the plot is so intricately put together makes it a really compelling read that just ties every loose end into one magnificent bow of an ending. (Weird analogy, right?) So, if you’re every browsing the shelves of your local library or bookstore, pick this series up. You won’t regret it.
Blog of the Week: Nouveau Cheap This is one that I’ve been following for a while, but have never talked about, and I can’t quite figure out why. It isn’t your traditional beauty blog (well, what were you expecting?), though! It’s all about getting cosmetics for cheap (hence the name), and the posts range anywhere and everywhere, from weekly drugstore sales with different brands, updates on new drugstore product launches, sales on QVC and at Big Lots on high-end makeup for a heck of a lot cheaper, and more. If you’re on a budget or just want to save some pennies (don’t we all?), this is definitely a blog to check out.
Lippie of the Week: Maybelline Color Whisper in Rose of Attraction. I bought this particular lippie right before we went on vacation and brought it with us, and while on vacation I used it almost exclusively. Now I pretty much don’t leave the house without it. It’s just such a purse staple (or pocket staple, in some cases)–it’s gorgeous, a rosy pink with a bit of shimmer that makes it shiny enough to forgo a gloss, a total my-lips-but-better color; it’s super comfortable to wear and very moisturizing; and you don’t need a mirror to apply it! I’ve made a pretty big dent in it already, and I can see using this year-round. Next time you’re in CVS or Walgreens, it’s worth check out.
Posts this Week: These beautiful Single-Serve Reese’s Oreo Cupcakes are mouth-wateringly delicious–a chocolate/peanut butter lover’s dream!
A Note on Scheduling: Starting tomorrow (whoa, there), things are about to get a little crazy–as in, I’m booked from 6:45 in the morning until at least 8 at night. Because of this, working in baking and blogging is going to take some adjusting, but I promise, I will try my hardest not to have the six-month hiatus like I did last year! What may happen is that my blog posts will become a little less regular, maybe a little more infrequent (that makes me so sad!), but I figure that everything will work itself out in time, as will a blogging schedule. I’m apologizing in advance for any missed posts, and I hopefully will talk to you guys soon!
Enjoy your Sunday!