Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend y’all! I am going to admit, I was a little overwhelmed when I looked at my email inbox yesterday morning. I was just like there are SO many sales and it’s awesome. But then I got to thinking…what do I really need? Yes, I do have some holiday shopping to do for others. I am almost done shopping, so I didn’t really purchase much. I did buy this clutch at a steal (you know feeding my velvet obsession), and it’s still in stock! Anyways, what I’m most looking forward to this weekend (and ALL month) is holiday movies & music.

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Here are my suggestions to get you in the spirit:

Music: I created a holiday playlist on Spotify with all of the hits. Is there anything better than listening to a little Frank Sinatra and having a fire in the fireplace? THE BEST. I love this time of year!

Movies: I admit that I wasn’t a huge movie person growing up. I think it was just that I spent a lot of time outside playing with my friends. However, a holiday movie is one area that I never skimp. I could watch them ALL day, everyday! And don’t even get me started on cheesy Hallmark movies ;) I’ve separated this list into Non-Hallmark Movies & Hallmark Movies.

Non-Hallmark Movies: Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Holiday, Home Alone, I’ll be home for Christmas, The Santa Clause

FAVORITE: This is a major tie between Home Alone & the Holiday. I feel like they’re so different that you can’t compare them. I still laugh so hard at Home Alone, and I’ve probably seen it 8648629 times. AND somebody tell me that it isn’t your dream to be stuck in dreamy, snowy England and happen to get a knock on your door from Jude Law?! ;)

Hallmark Movies: A Christmas Detour, Christmas Kiss, Christmas Land, Christmas Under Wraps, Crown for Christmas, A December Bride, Fir Crazy, Let It Snow, The Mistletoe Promise, Most Wonderful Time of the Year, A Royal Christmas, Winter Wonderland

FAVORITE: How am I supposed to pick just one? However, A Royal Christmas is probably my favorite. It is pretty hard to see Lacey Chabert in a movie that isn’t Mean Girls, but she totally nails this one. Hey, I woudn’t mind spending the holidays in the south of France with a prince either ;)

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Have a great weekend y’all! XO,

Rebekah

Happy Monday! In planning my posts for this week, I decided to do a little bit something different today. Since it’s Monday and we are probably all just trying to power through the day, I thought I would share a funny post for today. I got this idea from my favorite character on Friends…Ross Geller. He is hilarious. He’s funnier than hilarious. I’m convinced he & I are the same person. Here’s a countdown of the five funniest Ross episodes in my opinion:

{FIVE} “I’m Fine”

Ross & Rachel…who can ever tell if they like each other or not? Some seasons they do, some seasons they don’t. Rachel ends up dating Joey after a long trip to Barbados for Ross’s paleontology conference. Ross invites his girlfriend Charlie, Rachel, and Joey over for a dinner party. Ross almost immediately drinks too much and starts acting super weird about Rachel and Joey. He starts bringing out food out of the oven without hot pads on his hands, and he’s just completely lost touch with reality at this point. He just keeps saying “I’m fine” over and over when he is clearly not fine.

{FOUR} “Teeth Whitening”

We’ve probably all whitened our teeth at some point, right? But Ross takes it to the next level. We are talking fluorescent teeth! Ross heads over to a date at a girl’s house and pretty much doesn’t talk the entire time. She tells him he is a good listener and he just keeps agreeing with his mouth closed. He then asks her to turn the lights down and for some odd reason she has black lights. You can pretty much guess…his teeth glow-in-the-dark and the girl is so weirded out.

{THREE} “Leather Pants”

The fact that this is the third funniest episode must mean that it was a hard decision. I have watched this clip so many times. Ross thinks he’s cool by wearing these super tight leather pants to a girl’s house for a date. He ends up getting super sweaty from the pants sticking to his legs and he thinks the pants have shrunk. He gets up to go to the bathroom to try to take them off for a little bit to get some relief from the sweat. He spends forever in the bathroom and the girl ends up getting weirded out. He asks her to turn the lights off, and she’s like NO! He tries to pull up the pants but they won’t come up. He decides to call Chandler for some help but Joey is the only one home. Joey proceeds to tell him to try some powder then some lotion and neither idea works. Ross ends up hitting himself in the face when trying to pull his pants up. It’s hilarious! He then has to come out of the bathroom with no pants on and a powder/lotion paste all over his legs.

{TWO} “Spray Tan”

This episode might be one of the main reasons I’m scared to get a spray tan. Not really, but kind of. Ross sees Monica’s spray tan and he decides he should get one. He goes to the spray tan place and the guy tells him the instructions…when the light blinks, close your eyes for the spray and when it stops count to five then turn around for it to spray your back. Well Mr. Analytical Ross decides to count 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, and ends up getting his front side sprayed twice. He then goes back in to spray his back but there’s no light on the back wall so he starts freaking out and gets his front side sprayed two more times. At this point, he’s angry and leaves. He shows up at Monica’s apartment and they all make fun of him. He returns to a different spray tan place and the booth is set up differently. You’ll have to watch it but long story short he gets sprayed on his front side two more times. Poor Ross!

{ONE} “Pivot”

Y’all. I can barely even type this without laughing. Ross gets a new couch and wants to carry it up the narrow staircase to his apartment. He first enlists the help of Rachel, but they drop it over the railing. Rachel then wants to get Joey to help, but instead brings Chandler. They begin to carry the couch up the stairs, and Ross begins yelling “PIVOT” every 5 seconds. I think it must be so funny because his accent. And he’s being his usual bossy self. They’re all getting frustrated at this point and he says “PIVOT” one more time to which Chandler replies “shut up, shut up, SHUT UP”  and that’s when I lose it. It’s SO FUNNY. Later in the episode, he ends up sawing the couch in half and tries to return it.

I decided the easiest way for you to relive these episodes is to watch for yourself! I’ve created a playlist on YouTube:

I’m still dying laughing. These episodes will never get old. PLEASE can we have a FRIENDS reunion? 

I actually took a poll on my personal Facebook page, and all of these episodes were mentioned more than once by my friends. I usually watch an episode at night while I’m getting ready for bed, and I always gravitate to one of these if they’re on my DVR.


I want to hear from you:

-What is your favorite Ross episode?

-Was Ross your favorite character?


Have a good week! XO,

Rebekah

I cannot be the only one who is not exactly sure where 2016 went? And the Holidays? Where did they go? It’s almost as if I blinked my eyes and it was already 2017! That’s okay though, because I am going to embrace it. This year, I chose a word that I believe will be the basis of my 2017: FOCUS.

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According to dictionary.com, FOCUS is defined as “a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity”. 

For me, I feel as if I’ve been sort of “going through the motions” for several years now. I was in school for SO long that I developed somewhat of a routine and I stuck to it. We are creatures of habit, and I am one of the world’s worst. I despise change. I LIVE FOR ROUTINE.

But is this always a good thing? I think it was Sunday at church when I really got to thinking. It almost just hit me like a ton of bricks. I stood there for a second and I was just like WOW. This is 2017, this is a new year, and this is a time for change.

I had written on Instagram that I wanted to take more time to stop and look around. As I was visiting the Oklahoma City Memorial on my mini vacation last weekend, I realized that so much life is happening around me. We aren’t guaranteed a single second of our lives. It could all be gone tomorrow, so this year I’m making an effort to FOCUS.

I want to FOCUS on the time at hand. I want to FOCUS on the specific patient I am helping at the time. I want to FOCUS on the meaningful relationships in my life. There are a four ways I want to achieve FOCUS:

*pray daily first thing in the morning & last thing of the day

*have at least 30 minutes of quiet time each day

*quit planning every second of every day

*rely less on my phone

I also wanted to share some other exciting news. 3 friends & I are starting “Whole 30” on Tuesday. We are meeting up on February 10th for a BFF weekend, so we will be on this eating plan for 30 days. I’m SUPER excited and went grocery shopping today. I’m ready to feel more energy and quit eating nasty fast food simply because it’s convenient. If any of you have done the Whole 30, please comment any tips/recipes below ;)

I hope you will join me this new year and FOCUS. Let me know what your resolutions and goals are for this year!

XO,

Rebekah