The online chatting service became popular when I was in junior high school, and was possibly the coolest thing invented since the Tomagatchi (which was obviously the coolest thing invented when I was in elementary school).:-p
AIM is the granddaddy of Twitter, gchat and Facebook.
Maybe more importantly, it's where I learned the term LOL, BRB, and OMG.
And let's not forget g2g, and LMAO! :-p
These acronyms became so engrained in my vocabulary repetoire during my teen years that they often slip into my speech today.
"Oh em gee, that made me El-oh-el!"
Jk. This doesn't really happen. In fact, using acronym expressions in sentences is one of my pet peeves. So, I was skeptical when my friend, Jen, told me about the website, We <3 It. Ok, I know, <3 isn't an acronym, but it's used with acronyms.
The website We <3 It allows you to select almost any image from the web and add it to your page. The idea is to fill your page with pictures of things you love. It's so much fun, and almost as addicting as Facebook. Seriously.
I'm just getting my page started, but I thought it would be fun to start a monthly I <3 It blog post. So here goes:
**What I'm <3 ing right now: May edition**
My alarm may not get me out of bed in the morning, but this sure does:
If you're familiar with the health and food blogging community, you've probably read all about KOMBUCHA. For those of you who haven't, this is a WONDER drink. Per the recommendation of Lindsay, I've been drinking about one bottle each day (Guava Goddess is my favorite flavor), and have noticed HUGE changes in my energy and digestion. At $3-something a pop, it's an expensive habit, but WORTH IT!
Nanette Lepore floral bikini (as seen on Ashley Greene, Glamour's May cover model)
Would you wear vinage-y bikini bottoms like this? I love 'em because they actually cover your bum! This means you can SWIM without worrying about losing your pants. :-p
I truly love Longchamp bags, and carry one almost every day. This is such a fun spring spin on the classic.
Which dress do you like best? I'm going to order one of them!
3. RED MANGO RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE FROZEN YOGURT
Need I say more? I actually haven't tried this yet, but next week I'm going on a Red Mango date with my friend James.
James is a proud member of Club Mango, and so kindly offered to share his free frozen yogurt with me!
4. PRETTY-IN-PINK POUTS
II recently bought MAC Candy Yum Yum so that I could replicate Rachel McAdams' look. How could you not like a lipstick with a delicious name like that?
5. UNCONVENTIONAL "PASTA" MARINARA
This has become my go-to meal! Use a mandolin to shred the zucchini into "pasta ribbons". Toss with your favorite pasta sauce (I used Whole Foods Organic Marinara), microwave for a minute, or until hot, and top with goat cheese and fat free or part-skim ricotta. It's super fast, fresh and satisfying.
6. FRUITY DRINKS
This past week, I've enjoyed a mango bellini, pina colada and glass of sangria.
True story: I used to shun juice-based drinks because I wanted to avoid drinking my calories. I have since scrapped that philosophy 110%. Life is too short to not enjoy a tall glass of sangria!
Click here for my favorite sangria recipe!
Know what else I <3?
My mom. She's arriving today for a short, 3-day visit! We'll be celebrating my brother's graduation and a belated Mother's Day. Lots of shopping and eating will be happening, so I'll be back in a few days with a recap! :-)
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL weekend! I truly love you all, and feel so blessed to be part of, learn from, and grow with, such an encouraging community of friends. <3
Question of the day:
What are you <3ing right now?