DWTS Cast Announcement
The new cast for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars was finally released, and I have some thoughts on the pairings! Here we go, in no particular order:
Simone Biles + Sasha = match made in heaven, definitely in the finals.
Charo + Keo = going to be a lot of fun to watch, the token "sassy and sexy older lady" who can still dance.
Nancy Kerrigan + Artem = really excited for this! I loved the 30 for 30 documentary on the Nancy vs Tonya drama, and she'll have a great "most memorable year" dance.
Heather Morris + Maksim = not a fair grouping..if your professional background includes being a backup dancer for BEYONCE and a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, you should be required to be a pro on the show, not the star. On a side note, I love Heather in Glee so I'm excited to watch her!
Nick Viall + Peta = NOOOOOOOO! I love Peta and so excited for her to be back, but she's with NICK!?
My early predictions are Simone, Rashad Jennings (token football player), Normani from Fifth Harmony, and Heather in the finals. I could also see the bull rider Bonner Bolton making it far (never heard of him, but he seems to have that southern charm that will make him a fan favorite and could have some moves! You have to have good hip action to ride a bull I'm guessing.) This season is definitely going to be won by a woman and I'm betting on Simone!
Missing Richard Simmons
I love hearing motivational quotes, and when I hear a good one, I write it down. I wrote down this quote from Shalane Flanagan while she was on a podcast - "If you're achieving all of your goals, you're probably not setting a high enough standard for yourself." That quote has been motivating me during marathon training so much, and I look at it every day. I would love to know what your favorite quote is so I can add some more to my fridge!
Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack
A new song was released from the upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie, and it's magical! Ariana Grande and John Legend singing Disney songs..does it get any better than this!? I don't think so, but I'll be eagerly awaiting the rest of the soundtrack to see if anyone can top it.
Thug Kitchen 101 Cookbook
I've already talked about my love of the original Thug Kitchen cookbook (I'm quickly making my way through the entire book and have loved every single recipe that I've tried), so I was excited to try out another one. I borrowed this cookbook to the library to see if it was worth buying, and I'm definitely going to order it. There are so many new recipes in this book and it doesn't duplicate anything from the original. I love how all the recipes are vegan and are packed with flavor and keep me filled up. Most of the recipes are also really affordable and don't call for weird ingredients. If you're looking for some meat-free recipes I would check out these cookbooks!
linking up with Erika, Heather, and Friday Five