Celebrity Obsessions & Friday Favorites

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Happy Friday!

It’s a snowy, yet warm-ish, morning here. It’s very strange, but sort of pretty, too.

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We ran out of iced coffee this morning, so Mal, Murphy, and I headed to Marylou’s to get our morning fix.

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Yes, the drive-thru is bright pink! Love it!

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I ordered a Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee with milk and no sugar””it’s plenty sweet without it!

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Breakfast

For breakfast, I whipped up a Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancake to which I added a thick layer of Teddie Peanut Butter and chia seeds. So delicious!

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It’s no secret that I love celebrities, and, of course, I’m in love/obsessed with some more than others, including:

Ellen DeGeneres: Obviously. She’s pretty much my hero. I mean, why else would I wait two hours to see her walk by for 5 seconds? I’ve also applied for tickets to her show a half dozens times now (with every intention of hopping on a plane at last-minute’s notice). People, it WILL happen!

Hoda Kotb: After seeing her at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, I’ve become newly obsessed with her. She just seems like such a positive, down-to-earth person, who appreciates the little things in life.

Bethenny Frankel: I’ve been a fan of Bethenny’s for a long time now. There’s just something about her that I can relate to. She doesn’t sugarcoat things (I like that about people) and her neurotic characteristics are a lot like mine.

Jersey Shore cast: I wish I understood this one. I think the reason I love the Jersey Shore cast so much is that they don’t give a f*ck about what other people think of them, and they’re always up to something ridiculous and hilarious. I also just really want to spend one night boozing-face with them at Karma. Although, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t survive.

Ryan Reynolds: I don’t need to explain this one, do I? I’ll just post a picture of him.

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Ok, two.

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And Eva Longoria: I recently read an interview with her, and she just seems like someone I’d want to hangout with and chat about life over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

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Her interview and mini Q & A (“Eva’s Favorites”) also inspired today’s post!

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Here are my favorites!

Tina’s Favorites

  • Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Truffle salt. Love it.
  • Favorite item in my makeup bag: BeneFit They’re Real! Mascara. Totally worth the price.
  • Favorite item in my closet: My gray Chuck Taylors. I wear them a lot.
  • Best workout song on my iPod: Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
  • Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce! Bananas!!
  • Movie I’ve watched the most: The Goonies. I know every line by heart.
  • Favorite ice cream flavor: Depends on my mood, but either Almond Joy or Coffee Cookie (from Kimball’s Farm, obviously).
  • Favorite sandwich: Red Onion Sandwich on toasted honey wheat. I need to make a trip to Burlington ASAP!

Question of the Day

What are your favorites from the questions above? Feel free to play along!

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117 Comments

  1. I just moved to Burlington this winter and LOVE The Red Onion! I had the most fantastic spinach melt (it was piled about 4 inches high, no joke) sandwich with this magical garlicy mayo on yummy, fluffy bread about a week ago and it changed my life! And Jersey Shore is my guilty pleasure…

  2. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: love the distinct unusual flavor of Dill
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: laura mercier foundation
    Favorite item in my closet: my J Brand skinny jeans aka pajama jeans according to the guys in my office (i hope they don’t look like pajama jeans haha)
    Best workout song on my iPod: She Wolf by Shakira ooooww
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: chip aisle. drool.
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Sixteen Candles
    Favorite ice cream flavor:
    Favorite sandwich:

  3. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Garlic and Basil
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Tarte black eyeliner and pink lip gloss
    Favorite item in my closet: too many too choose one 🙂 my closet is full of chiffon dresses and nice shoes 🙂
    Best workout song on my iPod: Bleeding Love dance remix
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Baking needs
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Cruel Intensions and Proposal
    Favorite ice cream flavor: White truffle raspberry swirl and cookie dough
    Favorite sandwich: Pastrami from the Katz in NYC

  4. Movie I watched the most: GI Jane! I had to mention bc I too know every word by heart. I have 3 copies at the moment – my first one died so anytime I see one I pick it up!

  5. *Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Old Bay – I add it to everything
    *Favorite item in my makeup bag: My Avon lipstick – the tube looks like a gadget from James Bond
    *Favorite item in my closet: Michigan State hoodie; I wear it after school almost daily
    *Best workout song on my iPod: Single Ladies, remixed
    *Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce! Strawberries!!!
    *Movie I’ve watched the most: The Princess Bride and/or Robin Hood (Disney)
    *Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
    *Favorite sandwich: Turkey on Marble Rye with hummus, veggies, and spicy mustard

  6. Kimball’s is the best! I would always get a “small” coffee ice cream. We would usually end up at the one in littleton if it was night or the one in Carlisle if it was day-time so we could see the farm animals (regardless of my age) and people watch 🙂

  7. A friend of mine introduced me to your blog a couple of weeks ago, and I’m officially addicted. I had been talking about starting a health-related blog of my own, and you gave me the inspiration to go for it. I feel like (and please don’t get creeped out by this, I mean it in the least creepy way) that we have so much in common, and I love checking in to your blog to hear about your latest random venture. I am at the point right now where I’m totally questioning my passion for my career anymore, and am getting way more serious about my health and wellness. (I’ve always been in to working out, but haven’t been seeing any results for a while). So, thanks for the motivation both to keep going, and to keep writing! 🙂

    Jen

  8. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: red pepper! I love some spice!
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: hmmm probably mascara
    Favorite item in my closet: right now, flat Kenneth Cole boots my mom got me for Christmas…SO comfortable and they go with everything
    Best workout song on my iPod: Danza Kuduroo!
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: produce, for sure!
    Movie I’ve watched the most: GREASE!
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Soft Serve Fro Yo (any flavor) with a million toppings!!!
    Favorite sandwich: Oh man…toss up…peanut butter honey and banana on cinnamon raisin bread, grilled…turkey, cranberry almond and spicy sweet mustard on realy oaty multigrain
    This was fun 🙂

  9. OMG I am obsessed with Bethenny too, she is my idol!
    Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Does nutritional yeast count?
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Covergirl LashBlast mascara
    Favorite item in my closet: My lululemon hoodie!
    Best workout song on my iPod: Right now it’s Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People.
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Definitely produce and the “Ethnic” section
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Mean Girls (my generation’s Goonies?)
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip or Salted Pistachio (from Stogo in NYC)
    Favorite sandwich: Anything with avocado and cheese and really good bread!

  10. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: I use cinnamon on everything.
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Tweezerman tweezer. I’m like to pluck!+-
    Favorite item in my closet: Brown j.crew mid calf boots that are at least 6 years old. I got ’em crazy cheap and wear them almost everyday during the fall, winter, and spring.
    Best workout song on my iPod: Shoop! Salt-n-Pepa. I’m loving old school right now.
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Fruit/Veg. Blood oranges!
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Pretty In Pink. Oh, Blaine!
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate oreo
    Favorite sandwich: Anything with hummus, pickles and crusty bread

  11. Hell yeah on the Red Onion Sandwich! I’m a Vermonter, went to UVM, and love seeing shout outs to some of my favorites from VT!

  12. Do you watch Bethenny Ever After? It showed Bethenny and Hoda having dinner in the mini episode last night. Who knew Bethenny played a role in Hoda meeting the love of her life?!?!

  13. I wish we had Maylou’s around here. Next time I’m back east I’ll have to drop by. Or drive-through.
    I have WAY too many celebrity crushes to name, lol! But I will say that every time I see a pic of Ryan Reynolds, I think of another photo (which you may have posted here) of him with his dog. Anyone who loves their dog is OK in my book, even if they don’t have a 6-pack. (That’s just a bonus, lol!)

  14. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Cinnamon!
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara
    Favorite item in my closet: Black Uggs
    Best workout song on my iPod: Bang Bang by K’naan (spelling?)
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Baking aisle… I love baking and even just looking in that aisle makes me excited!
    Movie I’ve watched the most: 13 Going on 30
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Oreo, Cookie Dough, or Reese’s Peanut Butter
    Favorite sandwich: Turkey, avocado, mustard, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, on dutch crunch bread

  15. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: cinnamon,
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: lotion, not the fancy stuff, the hard stuff like Vaseline Intensive Care
    Favorite item in my closet: Favorite would be sweatpants, most fashionable is an entirely different category and would be my Sam Edelman Leopard Lorissa heels
    Best workout song on my iPod: Off of my playlist entitled “Run Bitch, Run” it would have to be “Maximum” by Bassnectar
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Candy
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Steel Magnolias, nobody messes with Dolly.
    Favorite ice cream flavor: This is like asking me to choose between my unborn children…..anything Bluebell.
    Favorite sandwich: A Reuben from Jimmy and Drew’s Deli in Boulder

  16. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Garlic salt/pepper
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Almay concealer. I love that it’s white and then it blends in.
    Favorite item in my closet: My knitted sweater from Eddie Bauer
    Best workout song on my iPod: “More” by Usher
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Baking and spices
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Probably any Mel Brooks movie. I know every line to “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”.
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint chocolate chip
    Favorite sandwich: Grilled cheese with apples and ham. Yum! 🙂

  17. You must know the secret to using the benefit mascara because I bought it and I totally don’t get the hype! I really like their badgal lash one but the newer one just doesn’t go on right for me.. 🙁

  18. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: cumin – yum.
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Urban Decay eyeliner – navy blue.
    Favorite item in my closet: my yoga pants.
    Best workout song on my iPod: “Young, Wild, & Free”
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: produce.
    Movie I’ve watched the most: “Now and Then.”
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Bunny Tracks or Cake Batter.
    Favorite sandwich: anything with avocado. 🙂

  19. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Cilantro. I adore cilantro!
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eye pencil
    Favorite item in my closet: My pink canvas sperrys. They’re perfectly pink and sooooo comfy!
    Best workout song on my iPod: “Bend and Snap” or “Whipped into Shape” both from Legally Blonde the Musical…I’m definitely not a musical theatre major or anything….:-)
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce. I love fresh veggies and fruit and picking the most random thing I can find just to try it!
    Movie I’ve watched the most: The Lion King. I’m quite the Disney Classic fan.
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Hands down, chocolate chip cookie dough….in a waffle cone 🙂
    Favorite sandwich: A good old fashioned PB&J will always hold a very special place in my heart.

  20. Favorite Closet Item: My Lululemon Scuba top…so warm, so comfy, and looks great with leggings.

    Ice Cream Flavor: It’s a tie between pumpkin pie blizzards and a cookie jar blizzard!

  21. Thanks for the Ryan Reynolds pic! Yum! Now thats what Iw ant for dinner. he he

    Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Cayenne Pepper or Cinnamon
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Smashmouth Tanner Blush
    Favorite item in my closet: My Coach purses
    Best workout song on my iPod: I don’t use an iPod
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Dairy Isle – Love the Greek Yogurt
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Steal Magnolias
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla, so much you can do with it
    Favorite sandwich: Chicken, bell pepper panini with spinach cheese and balsamic dressing

  22. Ah kimballs, just reading it brings back the awesome creaminess. I go for the old fashioned flavors of strawberry or butterscotch! A trip from WA to MA may now be needed!

  23. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: cinnamon!
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: L’Oreal Infallible powder
    Favorite item in my closet: a super cute leather jacket i got from Target
    Best workout song on my iPod: “My Body” – Young the Giant
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce! Bananas!! <- SAME!!
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Center Stage
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate chip or Cookie Dough
    Favorite sandwich: veggies only from Bay Cities Italian Deli YUM!

  24. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Cumin
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Shiseido compact foundation
    Favorite item in my closet: My Ugg boots
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Definitely the produce section
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Secretary
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Honey Hill Farms Vanilla caramel frozen yogurt
    Favorite sandwich: Grilled cheese with gluten free bread and swiss cheese

  25. Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Creole Seasoning
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: don’t wear make up
    Favorite item in my closet: Button down AE shirts
    Best workout song on my iPod: no idea cant really concentrate on them in a hard work out! 🙂
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: candy and chocolate isle
    Movie I’ve watched the most: The Godfather duh!
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate toffee caramel
    Favorite sandwich: I find them rather boring I must say but prolly BLT no mayo

  26. Ryan R. is my fav man too! He was just here in Charleston and I was super upset I didn’t find out about it till after the fact…

    My Favorites:
    Herb: Basil
    Make-up: Este Lauder (I know strange for a 27 yr old)
    Favorite Item in my closet: Coach Boots
    Best Workout Song: My Body by Young the Giant
    Favorite Aisle: Produce by far
    Movie watched the most: Love Actually
    Ice Cream: Traditional Vanilla softserve with dark chocolate chips on top
    Sandwich: not a bit sandwich person but nothing beats a Charleston Tomato Sandwich on a hot summer day with fresh herbs and may…

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