Guacamole fingers and the beach.

I am stating that for the rest of my life, every birthday that I have have must include a tub of Pedro’s Guacomole. No one can complain about the lip smacking noise I make from licking it off of my fingers,  followed by proclaiming that I would happily live off of this green heavenness with a little bit of hot sauce on top.

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I branched out from my normal order of the chicken fajita burrito and got a fish taco and a shrimp taco.  I will never look back again and Billy can choose to go to his favorite Mexican restaurant whenever he wants as long as I can get these.

These babies were jam-packed with cabbage, salsa and seafood….I always skip the dressing that comes on tacos because I would rather them dripping in hot sauce (added 5 packets to each taco after the photo…I have a problem).

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Please tell me that you make your husband pose in front of things like this and get excited and keep telling him that he really is a cut above the rest…..this restaurant knows what they are talking about.

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You knew this was going to happen.  We were just happily walking around the shops and botiques of Del Mar street in San Clemente on our way to the beach when this jumped out at us.  My BIL is picky about his flavors of fro-yo but once he okayed the summery flavors (mango, pomegranite-raspberry) inside we were good to start filling our cups.

They had more toppings than I have ever seen with things like peach rings, rock candy, bobas, every chocolate chip invented, sour-patch kids, snow-caps, mocchi and I could go on and on forever.

When I am going to be on House Hunters in the future, my wish list will include a built in toppings bar and fro-yo dispensers.

Didn’t you hear that is is cool to dress like a bumble bee?

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I realized this morning when I was trying to pick out an outfit I only have a few more days until it is back to dresses, skirts and dress pants.  For the rest of summer I will be wearing things that are 100% casual, comfortable and simple.

I think I found heaven:

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If you have bro-in-law’s or sis-in-laws (or the bro’s and sis’s of someone you are dating) do you get a long with them?  Do you like hanging out with them?

-Oh yeah.  They are all the bomb.com.

Where is YOUR heaven on earth?

-San Clemente beach.  I want to bring a book and read on the benches all day long with the sea-breeze and ocean sounds.  Sorry to get all corny on you.

Do you like fish taco’s?

What is your FAVORITE workout song lately?

-I am OBSESSED with Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO and Moves Like Jagger by Maroon Five!!!

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Hi! I have been following your blog for a little while now, but am really shy/don’t have a blog so I never comment :) I found your blog right after I had to cancel my second half marathon due to a sprained ankle that I am *almost* fully recovered from, and you provided some great entertainment!

This is besides the point. My parents live in San Clemente, and one summer home from college I worked at Velvet Yogurt!!! Which is where you should go for frozen yogurt next time you are in San Clemente (it is on El Camino Real half a block south of Del Mar. It is owned by an AMAZING woman and her SIL and is local (they have two very recent shops open in Laguna Beach) The yogurt actually contains the live cultures and probiotics that normal yogurt has also, so its completely healthy….. right…?. There are not as many choices of toppings and candy and what not at some of the other frozen yogurt places, but the quality can’t be beat! I have been gone for a long time and am ready to book a flight right now to get some!

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HI MELISSA!!! I am SO so happy that you commented!! Bummer about your second half…is your ankle any better? Are you running again?
YOU LIVED IN SAN CLEMENTE…..It is my dream to end up there! Okay, I am going to the HEALTHY Velvet Yogurt place you worked at!! That sounds absolutely amazing, fly out and we can go together….my treat:)

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Hehe my parents would love for me to fly out! IF only…. I pushed my re-entry into running a little too quickly and had a set back, but have set August 1st as The Best Day Ever on my calendar. THere is a half I want to do in October :)

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i think that there is a certain majesty about mountains – so that would be my heaven on earth. specifically my husband’s grandparent’s house on a mountain in NC.

on another note…i TOTALLY made my husband (well i didn’t MAKE him, he was FAR more than willing) stand underneath a sign in vegas because it had his nickname on it. hahaha, he pointed at it like your boo is doing – but then he also pointed at himself with his other hand. he’s special :)

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You are so right about the mountains…they are incredible. LOVE that you make your husband take ridiculous photos too….the things they do for us:)

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I love my brother & his wife, but i can’t stand my hubs sister or her hubs. I wish I did (she just tried waay too hard).

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Your lunch looks amazing!

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giiiirl you better soak up that vacay time!!! I am currently in finals for one of my grad school courses and i am counting down the DAYS until we leave for the beach next Thurs!!!!!!! The beach = my favorite place on earth. Scratch that… beach = favorite place in the universe (b/c i’m well traveled, and all…)

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AHHH GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FINALS!!! What beach are you going too? I am SO happy that you get a vacation!

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thanks dollface!! my course is called epidemiology and i’m 3 months in and STILL don’t know what it’s about. Oops?

We’re going to Charleston, SC!! We live in Charlotte so it’s only, like, a 3 hour drive. Perfection. My boo is turning the big 2-5 so we’ll have A LOT to celebrate!!! CanNOT wait!

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I LOVE shrimp tacos with lots of cilantro! I should make those because I haven’t had them in awhile!!

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Such a wonderful summer vacay! I totally made my hubs pose in front of “Spencer’s” steakhouse. We are cheesey like that and I’m glad Billy is a good sport!

Fish tacos sounded gross to me prior to ordering them–love love now. And a bucket-o-guac on the side!

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So yeah I get along with all of my SIL and BIL but we don’t live near any really anymore so it’s not like it was… :’-)

Anyhoo, my heaven is at the beach with my husband and two daughters, it’s awesome!

I haven’t listened to anything knew when working out for a really long time. I need to really update my my music!!!!

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i just realllly need to visit california! although, if i do, i may never come home! i love seeing where you go/what you’re doing/who you’re with, janae!
i love my SIL!
i love moab, utah and would move there is a millisecond if i could (canadian!). or naples/sarasota/tampa florida.
no to fish tacos.
lady gaga “born this way.” have listened to it at least 1001 times and it just will not grow old!

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Pedros is my family’s all time favorite spot to stop whenever we are in california! ever since we lived in San Diego 22 years ago! My sister lives in Ladera Ranch- Mission Viejo (my sister says its like their own little orem/provo but in california). So whenever we are visiting we always go!

I also realized that in your picture of your high school days my “cousin” Nicole is in there! I say cousin because my mom and hers are best friends!

But on to the questions:

I definitely hang out with the sis in laws and bros! I love them!

Fish tacos- my husband loves them, I prefer to make them myself. He says out of all the places hes been he would still choose the fish tacos from rubios!

workout song: I do not know what it is about “back seat” by newboyz but it will always pump me up!

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I have been dating my boyfriend for 7years now so his sisters just call me their SIL and I the same. They have openly welcomed me to their family already! We do almost all races together and as many runs together as possible! LOVE THEM!!

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That picture of you and Billy is amazing!! (the one of your backs) you should frame it!

My happy place is the lavender farm I visited in Maui! It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been!!

My favorite workout song lately is also Moves like Jagger!! I also love The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco.

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I LOVE THE SHOW GOES ON!!!! Duh my fingers live in guac.

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LOVE fish tacos!! I think some of the best I’ve had are from Tommy Bahama’s. So good!

And yes, my husband has a brother and he’s married, so I have a BIL and SIL. Although I don’t get to see them much because they are in Florida, I love them lots! They are the ones who introduced me and hubby in the first place!

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I love my in-laws… parents, brothers and even brother’s girlfriend!! I have my fingers totally crossed that my hubs’ oldest bro’s girl will be my sister in law very soon. I really lucked out, I had a sister growing up, so it’s nice to have brothers to pick on me now. :)

It’s a toss up on my heaven on earth… Either LaJolla -Cali, or Assisi – Italy… I’d take either in a heartbeat.

We make fish tacos a lot lot at home!! We also almost always get them when out for Mexican… and got totally hooked on them when we went to Wahoo’s in LaJolla, when we were in Cali for my BFF’s wedding… We thought it was some cool funky local joint… but it’s a chain and found one closer to our hotel.

Sadly, I have no favorite workout song. We’re super nerds and watch kids cartoons in the morning while we work out because we’re too stingy for cable, and that’s all that comes in. :)

Love love love the updates on every frozen yogurt place known to man!:)

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My Heaven on Earth is a toss up: either Disney World or the Florida Keys :) Both are pretty great.

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Hahehahahah husbands and pictures are hilarious. We were at the Ben and Jerry factory and the sign said whip cream $.69, MADE my husband point to it as I took his pic (real mature of me) he hated it till I said you’re looking really hot, and then he says oh take another one with full on adjustment of posture and calculated head tilt.

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Umm…I think I need to petition the government here in Canada because its practically a crime that we don’t have Fro-Yo places like that!! A new chain opened up recently but I doubt it has Sour Patch Kids which, in your words, are the bomb.com and would probably mean I’d eat nothing but froyo and candy for dinner for the rest of my life!!

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I would totally make Mike pose in front of a “Mike’s” sign.

My BIL is awesome. I love hanging out with him. My SILs are a bit of a different story. It’s a strange family dynamic, so we don’t really spend a lot of time together.

My heaven on earth is now my livingroom/dining room/kitchen after our new renovation!

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Totally in lovee with that song too!!! It was warm uo in spin today and i totallyyyy got soo into it haha

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I love fish tacos – we grill tilapia with olive oil and lime, then serve it in corn tortillas with lots of guacamole, of course, and black beans! Mmmm.

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I love Party Rock Anthem!! Especially in spin class. Oh and I really like Brittany Spears’ new songs. (Is it cool to like Britt?) haha!

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Almost time to get back into the dresses, skirts, and slacks myself…but no sand and beaches for me this year :( If i get this new job, a vacation is definitely in my future…maybe I should check out Cali!

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My heaven on earth is Big Heart Lake in the Cascade Mtns in WA. My dad and I took a hiking trip out there 10 years ago (dang time flies!) and when we got up to the lake he told me that he may not be able to leave me much money when he dies, but he hopes he leaves me with an appreciation of true beauty. Then he opened his arms wide and said, “this is your inheritance.” Still makes me teary…such a sap…
You’re lucky to like all your ILs. I absolutely ADORE my SIL, which is good cuz my lil bro and I are really tight and I couldn’t image what life would be like if he’d married someone I didn’t like! I’m going to visit them in Memphis next week when my summer classes are over. Woohoo!
I’ve been so jealous of all your awesome looking fro-yo lately. There’s none to be found in my town and I got so desperate that I bought the kiddie yogurt tubes and stuck them in the freezer this afternoon to compensate! Not too bad, but not too great either ;)

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My heaven on earth is the beach with turquoise water and drink in hand.

Fish tacos…eh.

workout song is definitely make you sweat – David Guetta remix. SO catchy!

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My favorite workout song is probably Till the World Ends by Britney Spears…Oh Oh! Nope- Last Friday Night by Katy Perry. Katy Perry is da bomb. love her!

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My boyfriend is obsessed with Party Rock Anthem, haha. He even made me watch the music video the other the weekend.

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I was in the car for about 3 hours today and heard Party Rock Anthem about 6 times, no joke. I was loving it but after today it’s getting a little old. I’ve got 2 brother in laws and unfortunately we don’t get along. Well they don’t really know that we don’t but I can’t stand either of them. In my defense they are suuuuper weird.

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Ahhhhh I love/miss Billy’s!! And the main street in San Clemente. :( My Dad used to have a construction job down there and we’d meet him at Billy’s for soup and sandwiches for lunch. I have a feeling you’re going to make me miss California with all your posts lol

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NO WAY….that is so so cool!!! I need to try their soup asap!! Come back and visit me:)

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My boyfriend loves San Clemente too! It’s one of his favourite surf spots.
I’ve never been there before so thanks Janae for doing some recon work and finding out where we should head for post surf (running for me- I can’t balance on solid ground let alone a surf board:) ) fuelling!

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HAHAH YES you need to hit up Diego’s and fro-yo:) YOU SURF…TEACH ME!!!

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I’m a solid ground pounder myself. I wish I surfed! Not yet but I’m sure one of these days he’ll get me on a board and then we can have running/surfing/fro yo eating blogger meet ups :) Sound good?

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I love my boyfriends little sister: ) she is so laid back and fun and nice! And she RUNS! And pushes me to run faster!!! And she invited to me Greece when she was studying abroad there and had the BEST VACATION EVER!!!

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SHE RUNS…..awesome!!! That is so so cool and going to GREECE to visit her, WOW…..can I come too?

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I’m really into Moves Like Jagger, as well!

I have a sort of random question and I wasn’t sure where to ask it so I figured here’s as good as any place…I am strongly considering becoming a spin instructor but I don’t know what program to use/costs/what to expect etc. Could you do a post on your experience with becoming a spin instructor? Is it something you would recommend doing? I’m still a student and being an instructor seems like a potentially valuable use of time because I could continue to teach after graduation, giving me some sort of job security. :D. Do you think it’s worth it? Thanks!

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YES!!! I will expound more in a later post but I wanted to answer your question!! My first recommendation is to go to the gym and talk to them FIRST…..different gyms require different certifications and so it would be smart to see what they want before you get one:) I LOVE it so much…..getting paid to work out plus helping other reach their goals and feel better=best job ever. I did mine online at ACSM!! It was a few years ago so I don’t remember how much it was. Some areas are harder to find a job than others but overall I think you should GO FOR IT:) Email me anytime if you have more questions:)

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Thanks!!!!

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Party Rock Anthem is pretty great!!

ANd yeah, any house I have will have a fro yo dispenser. Hah ;)

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Annette!! I love that you love Janae’s blog! We are sisters in law! Small world. :) Miss you!

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Moves like Jagger is good, and I also like The Golden Age by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (I heard it on a commercial and fell in love with it).

I married into a BIG family – Daniel is the youngest of SEVEN kids. I went from having one brother to having one bro + six bro in laws and five sis in laws. We all get along very well, and two of my sis in laws are my bestest friends ever. Love it!

My heaven on earth is definitely the Caribbean! I love the USVI and the BVI (especially Virgin Gorda). It is breathtaking.

I made fish (grilled) tacos and guac tonight for dinner! LOVE!

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YUMMY DINNER!!!! WOW, that is a huge family and that would be a huge adjustment and it makes me EXTREMELY HAPPY that you are best friends with your SIL’s!! I am going to go buy The Golden Age right now…thanks for the recommendation!

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Please explain bobas to me?! I’m hesident to spend an extra precious dime on a topping that could let me down…also- they have lychees(?) at our froyo place…you’re the master of froyo- what are those!?

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AHH They are absolutely delicious. They are just little balls that have juice in them and they pop when you bite on them!! TRY THEM and let me know what you think!

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A big HOLY YUM for the tacos mmm mmm!

San Clemente does look like heaven! We just moved and I am loving our new hometown of Newburyport MA. I don’t think it will be heavenly during the winter but it’s pretty great right now! :)

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Fish Tacos are my favorite! We just made them these week with Tilapia and Mango Salsa – a winning combo :)

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I love that photo of you and billy looking out at the beach…can I just say it? TOTAL FRAMER!

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hahaha you crack me up. i have been reading for a couple of months now, but am finally starting to comment. i love that you make billy pose w signs!! id totally do that too!

i love love loveeee my fam & enjoy spending time w their significant others!! i live far from them though, so it probably helps that its in small doses because im always so excited by the time im gonna see them again lol

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AHHH HI MEGAN!!! I am so so happy you commented!!! Bummer about being so far from your family…will you ever be moving back close to them?

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probably at some point in the future, but im moving tomorrow to a new apartment so i know ill be where i am for at least another year!

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your the cutest bumblebee ever! annnnnd now i want to go the beach, reeeeeal bad!

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I love that picture of you guys looking out at the water!! It’s great! Enjoy your last summer days girl – soak it all up!

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I LOVE taking pictures like that, taking pictures by your name is the only obvious choice. When I toured Ft. McHenry (where the national anthem was written) with my dad, there was a model of the soldier’s quarters and one of the beds was labeled with my dad’s name (FIRST AND LAST) and he wouldn’t take a picture with it and I almost disowned him. A real debbie downer answer to your question – my bro in law is in jail, and he’s no fun to hang out with! All he did was text at our wedding. I’m jealous of you for that. Heaven on earth is any warm, sunny beach with a good book. Fish tacos are amazing, I love to make them with mango salsa. Lately I love S&M by Ke$ha and the whole new Lady Gaga CD!

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I am TOTALLY with you when it comes to comfy clothes. And you look adorable in that outfit, btw.

Also, that picture of you and Billy is too sweet. If you know of any billy-esque gentlemen in the Connecticut are (because clearly everyone knows random single men in CT….right?) send em my way! haha.

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I am not dating anyone but my brother is engaged and I LOVE my sister-in-law. She makes him so happy, she’s such a good listener and she’s fun to be around. I always get super excited to hang out with them.

Heaven on earth: I think right now, Nebraska has brainwashed me because, while I always thought it was my rooftop in NYC or a beach, my parents’ back porch here in Nebraska is feeling pretty good right now. Every morning, I sit there, read blogs and sip on coffee.

Love fish tacos – esp when it’s fried. I know it’s bad for me. That’s okay ;-)

Fave workout song: I am so into country right now (Nebraska haha) Carrie Underwood “Wasted” – has such a good message!

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guacamole fingers! GENIUS why did I not think of this snack/meal/feast before?!? definitely will have to change my standard Chipotle order – “umm yes I’ll have the veggie salad…no wait actually….can I just have guac on my fingers? thanks”

I am a country music fiend so my latest running tunes are Knee Deep by Zac Brown Band, Be the Lake by Brad Paisley & Barefoot Bluejean Night by Jake Owen – so summery!

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moves like jagger is my jame lately!

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I love, love the beach! Love even more fish tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol…at your House Hunters comment, I love that show! My boyfriend and I have been dating for a long time so I consider her my sister-in-law…she just had a baby and he is the cutest ever! We have always gotten along, love her! I like fish tacos as long as the fish is really fresh and not too greasy! I also love fish burritos:) Party Rock is a great song I cannot help but dance when it comes on…I really love The Good Life by One Republic right now

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Random comment and question, but where do you get your cute V-neck tees? Love them….AND your cute necklace. :)

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oh my gosh I was about to ask her the same thing! but I was going to say “where do you find such cute t’s that are also LONG?” I have a long torso and it’s impossible to find long shirts that are also cute!

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You guys are way too nice!!! THANK YOU!! Okay, I got 99% of them at Urban Outfitters. I was depressed walking around because everything was so expensive and then went to the sale rack and they had every color for 4.99 EACH….love the material and the length. PLEASE GET SOME…you will love them. The necklace is from bp in nordstrom I think it was $15 or something.

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YEAH BABY! Love Urban Outfitters sales… you can always find a few gems!

sigh…San Clemente. I am getting so homesick reading your california posts and also I may be hugging my computer screen whenever you post pictures of the beach. and maybe all the frozen yogurt places too…

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Love love love my brother- and sister-in-law! My SIL and I actually used to hang out and make fun of my husband before we were dating. And by “make fun of” I more mean stalk on my end. Haha ;)

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Awww love the beach…so beautiful!

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I am obssesed with Party Rock and Moves like Jagger right now, too! Those are one of the first songs I scroll down to before I get my workout on.

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