Twitter Proves It’s #TeamJen Post-Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Divorce Announcement — Dating, Fitness, Celeb Gossip & Everything College | CC

Kevin Winter/Getty Images When news broke that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, the internet literally regurgitated Jennifer Aniston memes and reaction GIFs. In short: the majority of Twitter is definitely #TeamJen. We are too, so we totally get it. Check out the best #TeamJen memes and reaction GIFs alone. Sorry Brangelina, we feel…

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25 Messy Topknots That Will Make You Sigh with Envy — StyleCaster

Messy buns are like the unicorns of the hair world: impossibly pretty, mesmerizing, and 100% mythical. Like, OK, sure they exist, but have you ever actually seen one in real life with your own eyes? (Topknots, that is. Not unicorns, which are obviously real.) These perfectly imperfect buns seem to exist only in the space between your…

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25 Reasons Why I Love Being Married


It’s #MCM and I, of course, only have eyes for one man… my husband, duh! This past Saturday marked exactly six months that my husband and I have been married! Crazy! They say the first year of marriage is really hard but these six months have been a breeze! They haven’t been perfect but nothing ever is!

All-in-all, I love being married! Here’s why.

  1. I live with my best friend. Forever!
  2. I found my “person”.
  3. I’m his biggest fan and vice versa.
  4. The intimacy has yet to die and I don’t think it ever will.
  5. He cooks better than me.
  6. Our life plans include each other. Always.
  7. He completes my little family 🙂
  8. I always have someone to do the heavy lifting. 💪🏽
  9. His money is my money and my money is my money. Jk. 😜
  10. He’s my photographer and it’s FREE! Perks!
  11. He’s creative so he contributes a lot of ideas to my blog.
  12. We communicate so much better now.
  13. We bring each other surprises. (Mostly pop vinyl figures and food lol)
  14. He teaches me something new almost everyday.
  15. The trust is there now more than ever.
  16. I get to call this handsome man “my husband”.
  17. Hearing him call me his wife brings a genuine smile to my face.
  18. We both enjoy the same things so choosing a date night activity is easy peasy.
  19. He’s great with our dogs. (They listen to him more than me.)
  20. I can be myself around him.
  21. I always have someone to listen to me vent, gossip, think out loud, etc.
  22. Even if we disagree, we’re still always on the same team.
  23. We laugh so much together.
  24. I adore my new last name 🙂
  25. My overall mood and life has improved so much after we said “I do”. I’m a happier person because of it and I couldn’t be more pleased with the man I chose to call my husband and Mekhi’s stepfather!

I could probably go on and on but I don’t want to bore you all! ✌🏼

Happy Six Months, Bro! 

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-D.O. ❤

Who Says You’re Too Old To Wear Overalls?

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You may be thinking that overalls are a bit childish and too Osh-Kosh for you but I personally LOVE them! And I’m not the only one. Overalls can be seen recently rocked by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Olivia Palermo. One of my favorite bloggers, Christina, from New Darlings, is no stranger to the look either.

The fact that these style icons boarded the overall train is not the reason why I adore them so much.

Five reasons why I’m a fan:

  1. They are adorable
  2. They hide your bloat when you’re in the mood to wear a crop top.
  3. They’re comfy
  4. They’re versatile! (They can be casual or dressed up with jewelry and a pair of heels.)
  5. I get a lot of compliments on them.

I wore an overall skirt to a local festival on Sunday and a random woman raved about my outfit. A few days later, while visiting DC, I wore my skinny overall pants and the front desk girls at my hotel stopped me to tell me how awesome they were. They both mentioned that they would not have thought to buy them if they’d seen them on the rack but loved them on me. Both girls are now in the market for a pair of their own.

Give overalls a chance, ladies! Just do it! They will not disappoint!

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Exploring the National Zoo With My Son Mekhi
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Photo Courtesy of My Husband’s Snapchat lol

 -D.O. ❤

“Happiness Can Be Found, Even in the Darkest of Times, If One Only Remembers to Turn on the Light.”

This quote from Albus Dumbledore has stuck with me over the years. I use it as a reminder to remain optimistic even in the darkest of times. I’ve always been an optimistic person, however, there are days when I can lose that for just a moment.

The universe has been pretty good to me lately so I can’t really complain but life is never a smooth road. In the words of the shrunken head on the Knight Bus, “It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!” I’ve driven on some pretty rocky roads so I know this to be true.

I like to be prepared for my next dark time. Like the great Hagrid once said, “There’s a storm coming, Harry. And we all best be ready when she does.” With that in mind, I try  not to forget ways to get through my next storm. Whether it’s just a drizzle or a full on monsoon, I have a plan. I’ll remember to turn on the light.

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Can you tell I’m a Harry Potter nerd?  😉

-D.O. ❤

 

5 Ways To Take A Mini Vacation From Your Phone

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I saw this quote on Instagram and had yet another wake up call! (Two epiphanies in one week? I’m on a roll!) I need to find more activities that pull me away from my phone and into adventures.

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I’m definitely guilty of being a social media addict so I am no expert, but I thought I’d share some ideas I had on ways that we can take a vaca from our devices:

❤ Something outdoorsy like hiking or camping.

(Because nature is cool! 🍁)

❤ Water activities that require us to put our phones aside like swimming, jet skiing and kayaking. I don’t partake in these activities but they sound fun!

❤ Host a game night at home with friends and make everyone put their phones in a bowl for the duration of each game. After all, we can’t win with our faces in our phones!

❤ Play a game of Phone Stack the next time we head out to dinner with friends. Who ever touches their phone first, pays the bill! Who doesn’t want free dinner? 😉

❤ Get a group of friends together for a few rounds of sand volleyball, corn hole or putt putt. Any outdoor sport or activity that requires both hands would work 🙂

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There doesn’t have to be a strict no phone rule. Occasional breaks to snap, take pictures and do a status update is fine but I think we’ll enjoy life much more with our phones away and our focus on the experience!

Have any other ideas to add to mine? Leave them in the comments below!

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Skinny High Ankle Ripped Jean (On Sale Now!)

Twisted-Hem Crop Top

Floppy Hat (Mine is sold out but I found a similar one)

*My GAP jacket was thrifted!

Live A Little

I cannot believe that it is already mid-July! Where has the time gone? This year is flying by and it got me thinking that I really need to start living life in a more exciting and fun way.

This August, my husband and I are making it a point to go on a couple of small road trips. I am always so scared to just get up and go because I think about more responsible ways to allocate the funds but I have to stop. I’m 30 years old, I rarely travel and my family and I need to start seeing life beyond the bars of Cleveland, Ohio!We are heading to DC for three days in mid-August with my son. This one was actually my son’s idea. He adores Barack Obama and is so excited to see the White House. We also got invited to tag along with some friends to the Afro Punk Fest in Brooklyn, NY toward the end of August. This will be our first time visiting New York! Crazy, I know! I’m honestly more excited to people watch and steal fashion ideas than I am for the actual fest. ❤

I also have a mini girls trip coming up! Yas! One of my good friends and I will be road tripping to Philly in a few weeks for the Coldplay concert. SO pumped because I love Coldplay and we get to run (more like slowly crawl) the Rocky steps. 😉

I advise you all to come to the same realization as I did. Go on a quick road trip with your loved ones. Be spontaneous! Our lives go flying at the speed of sound (Coldplay pun) and we need to take full advantage of the time we have left here.

Unable to travel? Be a tourist in your own town. Last Friday, I had an awesome girls night in Downtown Cleveland and I hit up a local festival on Sunday with my husband. I had a blast! Summer is the perfect time to track down some local events, festivals and concerts. Before you know it, it will be freezing out and you wont want to do anything else besides Netflix and chill.

Yes, be responsible and worry about the serious things in life but also remember to HAVE FUN!

❤ D.O.