Friday Favorites

It’s Friday which means… Friday Favorites!  I found this Friday Meme… I know that’s how we all feel when we leave work on Friday.  

Fit Bit!

I got a Fit Bit last week! And guess what?! I LOVE IT! I wasn’t too sure about how much I’d like it… because, well, it’s not very pretty.  But then I started wearing it around… and I love it! It tracks my steps, my calories, my flights of stairs, my heart rate (resting and during exercise), exercise calories burned, and even my sleep pattern!  A full review is coming soon as I’ve only had this thing for 1 week but let me tell you… GET ONE!  I think the HR monitor is the most important thing…. so get the one I got here: Fitbit Charge HR

Les Marquis de Laduree

So, remember how I’m totally obsessed with Laduree?  Well, what I didn’t tell you is that Laduree also has a shop dedicated to chocolate… it’s just… I didn’t take pictures when we were in Paris. I know, I’m regretting it. We window shopped but simply weren’t in the chocolate mood that day (it was hot).  BUT, don’t fret, because they now have an instagram that shows off all of the pretty chocolate creations so we can drool from a far…

 OH WAIT. I just figured out how to imbed instagram pictures. CHECK IT OUT: I feel a little bit like a computer genius right now. 

Pains au chocolat tout chocolat #lesmarquisdeladuree

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Fancy Houses

Do you ever go to model homes just for fun?  With the temperatures here now hitting 100 every day I am totally dying to jump into a pool.  We went to some model homes for fun and I totally love the indoor-outdoor living.  Now during the day I would definitely keep the outdoors out… but come evening time it would be nice to have some dining outside like below… don’t you think?


I wouldn’t call moving a favorite, but it’s a reality.  We’re moving in less than 2 weeks and have been busy packing.  I hate packing.  It’s nice to throw some things away that I don’t use anymore, but seriously, where’d all this stuff come from?  We’re headed up North to the Sacramento area and I’m so excited to start a new life up there.  As much as I’ve loved SoCal, I’m totally over the traffic and the amount of people down here.  Sacramento isn’t exactly small, but we’re moving to the country where it will be quiet.

Who hates moving? ME!!

Game of Thrones
SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT And I have a lot to say about this…
I meant to write on this last week and even started my post on it but then apparently I got side tracked and hit post before I even wrote about it! Whoops.  Did I mention that this post contains spoilers?
First off, can I just say that I can’t believe we have to wait ANOTHER YEAR to find out what the end to all of those cliffhangers?  Nooooo!!!

How I felt at the end of this episode!

Ok, ready? Here come spoilers.  I cannot believe that Melissandre was FOS when Stannis rode down to Winterfell only to have half his army leave him and to be wildly outnumbered.  Then she peaced out when she realized that they were going to lose.  I kind of feel bad for Stannis, only kind of, because he literally lost everything trying to take over the Iron Throne.  But I guess there’s a word called Karma and that’s what happens when you burn the most lovely character on the show, the Princess Shireen.  Brienne of Tarth kills him with a capital J for Justice.  But then she misses out on Sansa lighting a candle int he window, forcing Sansa and Theon to grow a backbone and jump out of the castle for freedom.  But c’mon.  We know they’re going to get caught.  Nothing good ever comes for Sansa.
Next, we go to the lame story plot of picking up Myrcella from Dorne, only to find she gets the kiss of death from the lame-o Sand Snake lady.  I’m over this plot and I’m not talking about it anymore.  I’m glad she’s gone from this story.
Queen Cersei finally confessed to one of her many sins for which she is forgiven for, and she’s forced to walk a nude walk-o-shame back into her castle.  I felt bad for Cersei for the first time in this series, but honestly, she’s a terrible person and had it coming.  Letting her go back to her castle to the newly reborn Mountain was the Sparrow’s biggest mistake.  The Sparrow effed with the wrong person.
In the mean time, Drogon the Dragon has dragged Dany over to who-knows-where and is acting like a teenage boy by only laying around wanting to eat and do nothing.  So Dany wanders off only to be surrounded by her old people, the Dothraki.  I have no idea what they have to say to her, but likely it’s not good news.  This also leaves Tyrion to rule Mereen in the short run.  I think he will do a fine job, and some day when Dany gets back to Mereen she will see he’s worthy as a Hand.
But let’s talk about the most important thing: Jon Snow.  The little kid tricks Jon Snow into thinking his Uncle has come back… only to be greeted by a Traitor sign and then his death.  NOOO!!  Jon Snow can’t be dead!  He’s like… the most important character besides Dany.  Honestly, I don’t think he’s dead.  Why?  Because he can’t be!  I find it highly *convenient* that Melissandre has now showed up to the Castle right when Jon Snow dies.  This show has magic all around… I think she’ll resurrect him.  She’s obsessed with his blood, remember?  While the show writers say dead is dead, we all know that’s not true.  Look at the Mountain… he’s back.  I feel like I’ve been stabbed 12 times Jon-Snow-Style by George RR Martin after this episode…

All and all, I thought episode 8 and 9 of this season were much better than the season finale… with the White Walker King raising his army of dead and Drogon being the true hero of the day and rescuing Dany.  I can’t wait to see what the next season brings… but we’ll have to wait another year.  I guess for now I’ll have to watch reruns of Downton Abbey and Outlander… Actually, I found a new show on Netflix. I’ll write about it next week.

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    • June 20, 2015 / 3:56 am

      I love a parade of homes! These were just some model homes, nothing special, but I love going to he Street of Dreams, as they call it, in Portland where I am from.

  1. June 19, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Visiting from the link up! I've been debating getting a Fit Bit for awhile now but haven't invested just yet. Everyone seems to love them though once they've started using it!

    • June 20, 2015 / 3:56 am

      I looooove mine. I am obsessed with getting the 10000 steps. I literally just walked circles in my house to get the last 1000! definitely motivating!

  2. June 20, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    OMG the GOT finale was insane!!!! I wish the seasons weren't so short. I feel like the stories just got started ๐Ÿ™ (Visiting from Oh Hey, Friday linkup!) ~Ree

    • June 22, 2015 / 2:35 pm

      I wish they weren't so short either! I can't believe we have to wait for another 9-10 months! Ugh.

  3. June 22, 2015 / 4:24 am

    I love Laudree!! I haven't been to Paris, but a friend went a few summers ago and returned with a lovely box of happiness! I used to visit Open Houses and Model Home Tours with a friend before she moved – great way to add to the "Dream House" list! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy packing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 22, 2015 / 2:36 pm

      The first time my Dad went to Paris he brought me back some goodies… A croissant that got smashed and was a day old but… It was still so good! I vividly remember how much better it tasted that American croissants!

  4. June 24, 2015 / 12:03 am

    Great GoT synopsis! I was so cranky after being left with that many cliffhangers in the season finale. I was shocked that Myrcella knew that Jaime was her father, but beyond that – I'm good with this storyline ending. Cersei's walk of shame was a sight to behold and know she'll be back to her old tricks by the time the opening credits roll on the next season. And if Jon isn't miraculously back next season, in some way (I've hears lots of theories!), I will be quite surprised!

    • June 24, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      I certainly hope Jon Snow isn't gone but the writers keep saying he's dead. I'm sure if they catch him head into the set this Summer we will assume he's back.