Monday, July 6, 2015

monday musings link up #5: that time I was in the back of a cop car

On Monday Musings I've talked about some serious and personal things so far.

I've talked about my weight gain and loss through three babies.
I revealed how I really feel about being pregnant again.
I've shared what a day in my life is like.
And I also reminisced a little about my wedding.

So I thought this month I'd talk about something a little more lighthearted.

Like the time I was in the back of a cop car.

I should provide a little bit of background that growing up I was pretty much the opposite of a "problem child" or rebel. In high school I never cut class. I never went to crazy parties. I was on swim team. I was in the performance choir. I went to early morning religious seminary classes before school for four years.
So let's talk about how, in my Junior year of high school, I wound up at a street concert in the middle of LA...

... and then got my wrists zip tied and stuffed into the back of a cop car.

This is something that the majority of my friends from "back then" know about, but most people that have just gotten to know me over the past few years would probably be really surprised to hear this about me.
It's just not something I usually talk about, I mean, how do you really go about bringing something like this up?
Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud, proud that I set out to try and accomplish a little something and I actually achieved it.
I'll be so excited someday to be able to tell my children about this experience and hopefully I'll be "the cool mom" in their eyes.

This should probably be when I tell you...

Hi, my name is Justine and I used to have an agent.

And one of the few jobs I ever got (out of who knows how many auditions I went on) was being handpicked by a certain musical artist that hails from Canada to be a lead in one of her music videos.
And walk away with a story to tell my kids and grandchildren someday.
Seriously though. I have so many positive and lasting memories from the different shoots that I did and I will forever be grateful for those experiences!

And if you have some free time you should check the video out on YouTube and play the "how many second-long shots is Justine in" game.
Maybe someday I'll tell you how much ended up on the cutting room floor...

Bet you thought that was going to be some super scandalous story, didn't you? ;)

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Now it's time for me to hear from you! Monday Musings is a link up where we get to know a little something about each other, so what do you want to share about yourself? 
Have you ever been arrested? For real? ;) Have a childhood dream, or living the dream now? Want to share a favorite memory or future goal?

Link up a vintage post, or a new one, it doesn't matter as long as we get to know something about you! Please either grab the Monday Musings button or include a text link on your post, and be sure to visit and comment on some other posts!

Friday, July 3, 2015

bachelorette party game

I don't often get PG-13 on this blog, but I really wanted to share the game I put together for my little sister's bachelorette party. ;)
Her awesome matron of honor made us reservations at the local Buca di Beppo, which was really perfect because my sister loves Italian food and that restaurant has such a fun atmosphere. I told her that I would be happy to do a game... actually, I think I probably just told her, "I'll be in charge of a game", because apparently I have an illness where I have to be be involved in everything.

I had found this game on Pinterest called "Porn or Polish", where you have a list of names and you have to determine whether it's the name of a Porn movie or nail polish. It's actually harder than it seems! I wanted a long list so it wouldn't be too easy, but as it turns out I didn't need to worry about it because out of 18, I think the winner still only got nine right!
Also, never google the phrase "porn titles", because although you'll just get an alphabetical listing, some of them are enough to scar you for life.

  1. Limbo Bimbo - nail polish
  2. Bachelorette Bash - nail polish
  3. Precious Pink - porn
  4. Sexagon - nail polish
  5. White Chocolate - porn
  6. Private Weekend - nail polish
  7. Sugar Daddy - nail polish
  8. Lady black Rose - porn
  9. The Thrill of Brazil - nail polish
  10. Meet Balls - nail polish
  11. Tuck it in my Tux - nail polish
  12. First Timer - nail polish
  13. Pulp Friction - porn
  14. Size Matters - nail polish
  15. A Quiver Runs Through It - porn
  16. Tart with a Heart - nail polish
  17. Polish Party - porn
  18. Mad Women - nail polish

I think it was a fun addition to our evening and was definitely a conversation starter. :)
For the winner I had a little bag with an Essie nail polish (the First Timer color), and Ulta gift card, and some Hershey's Kisses.

I think it was a fun addition to the night, but wasn't too scandalous, after all, this is my little sister we're talking about.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

red, white, and blueberry ice cream

Homemade Ice Cream

I love the fourth of July! Any day my husband gets off of work is a good day, plus, throw in barbecuing, swimming, fireworks... what's not to like. Of course, let's not forget the reason that we celebrate, July 4th commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence so it makes sense that this holiday is all about the red, white, and blue! If you live in the U.S., this is a great excuse/reason to teach your kids a little history about our country, and go over the words and story to the Star-Spangled Banner
I love being festive for holidays, and I love ice cream, so this recipe is definitely a win/win!

This recipe for red, white, and blueberry ice cream starts with my standard vanilla base. The red comes from strawberry preserves, and the blueberries are actually chocolate covered blueberries, yum! I love the Brookside brand you can buy in bulk at Costco, which technically are also Acai flavored, but that's okay, I won't tell anyone. ;)

July 4th

Homemade ice cream is the perfect activity to do as a family this holiday weekend! You can click //here// for the recipe!

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