Friday, February 19, 2016

Top Five Friday #44

Hi everyone!  I'm stopping by quickly today to share my Top Five Favorites for the week.  This has been a crazy week, so it's going to be a short and sweet post.  I hope that you enjoy, and I promise to talk more next week!

Beets Blu Paper Tag



I was really excited when Beets Blu contacted me about trying out one of their new products- a wireless key finder!  I can't tell you how many times a day I misplace my keys or my cell phone.  Dan's become so accustomed to this, that whenever I come into the living room and start moving stuff around he asks "what did you lose now..".



Enter- the Paper Tag.  This tiny little device does a ton:
  • Keep track of your valuables (keys, wallets, suitcase, laptop bag, backpack - whatever is tagged)
  • Detect the proximity of lost or forgotten items wirelessly
  • Alert you when your item shifts outside of a connection range (about 15 feet/5 meters)
  • Send sounds and enable an LED light to alert you
I've had this product for about a week now, and I'm slightly ashamed to say that I've already used it a few times.  I love how quick and easy it is to use, and it's so small that I don't mind it on my keys at all!  It also has a cool feature of controlling some phone functions like taking a picture or playing music.  It's great to use as a remote for my phone camera so I don't have to use the self-time anymore!

SuzLyfe on a Podcast!

I am so proud of one of my favorite bloggers Susie for being featured on a podcast!  If you haven't checked out Susie's blog yet, you have to.  She's such an inspiring person and her blog voice is really genuine and hilarious.  I love her outlook on life, always turning lemons into applesauce.  She's just as joyful and amazing in person, so you've got to check her out in this podcast!  You can listen to it here, or find it on iTunes!

(Flashback to when I met Suz in real life!)


Grammy Fashion Favorites

I didn't watch the Grammy's at all (except for Gaga's performance and some other clips on Snapchat) but I love looking at the fashion afterwards!  Here are some of my favorites:

Carrie Underwood, working the side slit

Selena Gomez in one of my favorite colors and an interesting cut

 Chrissy Teigan, looking gorgeous as always!


THON Weekend

I've mentioned a few times before that I went to Penn State, and this weekend is one of the biggest for the school.  Each year, the students host a 46 hour long no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer.  The money raised goes to the Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital- an incredible $127 million dollars since 1977.  Last year, THON raised over $13 million and 96% of those funds went directly to Four Diamonds.


The marathon starts today, but there's still time to donate!  You can go here to make a donation and help join the fight against pediatric cancer.


TV Shows

American Idol - All I can say is that my two favorites (La'Porsha and Dalton) KILLED it in the first round!  So excited to see them progress as the competition goes on, because I think they'll make it very far.

How to Get Away With Murder - So excited that this show is back on!  I'm already falling behind but I can't wait to see how the season follows up after the big cliffhanger!

Vanderpump Rules - I just started to get into this show, and it is crazy.  Never have I been more thankful for having Dan in my life instead of those creeps on the show!  Is no one loyal?!

Property Virgins - Thanks to house hunting (still) I'm watching every show out there about home buying or DIYing.  This show is my "show of the week" and I'm loving it!  I can relate so well with the people on this show, except for the ones looking for million dollar homes in Manhattan!


Have a great weekend everyone!

Linking up with MarCynthia and Court 
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43 comments:

  1. Vanderpump Rules (or really any show on Bravo) is my guilty pleasure. :) I have Suz's podcast in my queue and I'm excited to listen. Hope you have a great weekend, Gretchen! -C

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    1. Bravo shows are the worst and best! I like to catch up when I want to waste time, but they're pretty awful haha!

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You know how much I adore you.
    But did you have to stick me next to Carrie Underwood? I look like a shoe next to her :D

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  3. I've started putting my keys on a very long lanyard now which makes it difficult for me to lose!

    Have a good weekend!

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  4. Hm...would that key holder work on an iPod or other device? Or does it have to be keys? I have a kid who loses absolutely everything and I think we could use a few "finder" devices." Great list as always Gretchen!

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  5. I haven't read Susie's blog, but I'm headed over to check it out right now! So sweet of you to give that shout out. :)

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    1. Of course! I have to share the bloggy love :)

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  6. I loved selena's dress! definitely one of my favorites. I liked taylor swift's too, I like that new style of the two piece.

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    1. I'm not as into two pieces or the colors she chose, but she worked it!

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  7. I lose my keys ALL THE TIME. I lose everything, actually. I currently can't find my Garmin watch charger. Most of the time I will find my things in the garbage because that's where Callum tosses everything he picks up. So that's fun. Or I'll find it in the washing machine, if I've left my key in my running jacket. Sigh...

    I really enjoyed Susie's podcast. She's such an incredible person.

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    1. I have no excuse like a small child for why I lose things! I'm just forgetful haha!

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  8. HDTV is my favorite for the house shows! Also, my least favorite because it makes me want to spend allll of the money and do alllll of the DIY's!

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  9. I started Susie's podcast yesterday and am looking forward to finishing it today! I love the color and cut of Selena's dress - so pretty!

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    1. Yes on both comments! Loved the podcast and looove the dress.

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  10. I need that Pager Tag! I lose my keys *all* the time. :/ I'm embarrassed to admit I am totally into Vanderpump Rules as well. They are just extraordinary!

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  11. I need to get that paper tag for my husband, he is always misplacing his keys! Vanderpump is so crazy, but somehow you get sucked right in. I didn't watch any of the Grammy's either, but I love Selena's dress-- so pretty! What a great event to raise money-- that picture looks so intense! I hope you have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks Carly! I hope that tag works for you if you end up getting it!

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  12. Selena's dress was my favorite for the Grammys. I'm actually surprised not more people appreciated it as much! I've been looking for some new TV shows, thanks for sharing perhaps I'll get into these.

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    1. I agree! I saw it on the worst dressed list..seriously!?

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  13. I was so excited Grey's Anatomy and HTGAWM were finally back on!

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  14. I was so excited Grey's Anatomy and HTGAWM were finally back on!

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  15. I thought Selena looked great at The Grammy's too! I love watching Vanderpump Rules to feel better about my own life - they are all disasters!

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    1. Hahaha completely agree! Hot mess express!

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  16. Ahh oh my gosh I love dance marathon! That's so cool and 46 hours is like quadruple the amount of time of my college's event! Haha. I was suuuper involved with dance marathon at my school and I still love it to this day. Have a great weekend!

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    1. That's great your college does one as well! 46 hours is super intense and I'm kind of glad I was never picked to be a dancer!

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  17. im debating to watch how to get away with murder. i heard good and bad things but maybe ill give it a try :) so glad i came across your blog through the linkup and i can't wait to read more! hope you'll stop by mine!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Caitlin! Coming to visit your blog next :)

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  18. Oh man I would just love to sometime be able to dress up in a gorgeous gown, have my hair and makeup done, and go out! It would be so fun.

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  19. How to Get Away withe Murder is what I catch up on when I'm stuck running on the treadmill. It's always entertaining! Thanks for linking up to High 5 Friday!

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  20. I haven't had time to check the fashion from the Grammys so thanks for giving me a peek! I've heard so many good things about How to Get Away with Murder. I usually don't watch TV but I'm going to have to see if I can find it in demand or on Netflix. Happy Friday!

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    1. I believe the first season is on Netflix. Hope you enjoy it!

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  21. Oh my goodness, gretch, I want to talk fashion with you more often! We seem to have very similar style! I loved all of the dresses you picked out, especially Selena’s!

    Have a good weekend!

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    1. YESS!! Selena's is the best! Next awards show we gotta talk :)

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  22. I need to catch up with HTGAWM!! I'm behind already, lol. I LOVE Carrie Underwood's dress. Actually I loved all the ones you picked. I didn't watch the Grammy's either. Just wasn't feeling it, haha!

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    1. Glad you liked my picks! A lot of them ended up on the worst dressed list and I was shocked!

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