GirlCode Laughs #1

25 Apr

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GirlCode, the new MTV show that airs on Tuesday nights, made us giggle. 

Here’s our favorite one liners from Episode #1:

  1. I think I’ve had a crush on any guy who has ever said anything nice to me.
  2. I love to drink, I’ve never seen a drink I didn’t love.
  3. Tequila will get you drunk and pregnant.

What were some of your favorites quotes?


The Beauty of Sleepovers in Your 20’s

23 Apr

Sleepovers have got to be the #1 girl bonding classic. Kickin’ it old school with your best girlfriends is a great way to unwind, have some good old-fashioned fun, and doesn’t cost much.

What’s the beauty of having sleepovers in your 20’s?

  1. You’re old enough to drink alcohol (which makes everything more fun). If you are not big into drinking, substitute with milkshakes. Milkshakes are DELICIOUS…what more needs to be said?
  2. You’re not 30 yet, so the idea of a sleepover is not yet creepy. There is also more of a chance that many of your friends are not married or have children yet. Hurry and take advantage of this before the moment passes.
  3. You can all drive and have the freedom to go somewhere if you want.
  4. By this time most of your girls probably have some skills. Is one a hair stylist? Does one rock at nail flowers? Take advantage of these talents as part of your activities. It’s fun to learn something new.

Action Plan:

Step 1– Pick a time and place. Hopefully one of your girls is lucky enough to have her own pad. Cause just like when your twelve, parents are not wanted here.

Step 2– Have each girl commit to bringing something to share for the nights activities. Food, games, blankets, etc. This makes it easier on the host who is already strapped with having to clean her house for the festivities.

Step 3– Decide if you want to keep it traditional by stayin in the house all night or if you want to add in a pre-sleepover outing.

Step 4– Pick a good breakfast place for the morning after (Twiggs in North Park is the bomb). This gets everyone out of the house, on there way and saves your host from more clean up.

Sleepover checklist for your BFF’s:

  • Blankets & Pillows
  • Air Mattress- Sleeping on the floor is no longer the “bee’s knees”. If your host doesn’t have enough couches to go around bring your own bed.
  • Crazy Pajamas

Traditional Activity Checklist:

  • Order a Pizza and Munch on Junk Food
  • Watch Movies
  • Play Classic Board Games
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Gossip/Boy Talk
  • Drinking Games
  • Bake Something (Ex. Cookies) or Make Something (Ex. Vision Boards)
  • Crazy Pajama Contest (Hopefully with a chance to do a 7-11 run for a good laugh at your own expense). Don’t forget to snap a photo for some fun Instagram laughs the next day. P.S- No drinking and driving – not cool mmmkay?

Pre-Sleepover Outing Ideas:

  • Roller Skating – An awesome pastime that was all the rage in our youth. Go back in time at Skate World San Diego. It’s only $11 including skate rental. Tuesday Nights are Adult Only nights, but Friday and Saturday also brings a good crowd and are less intimidating than adult nights (some of those peeps are REALLY good, which = super fast). Bumpin’ jams and disco lights included. It’s fun for everyone, especially watching each other fall all over the place. Can be a great ice breaker and an experience to laugh about all night.
  • Swap Meet– Swap meets are awesome. You get to browse through tons of weird stuff to look at and you can practice your bargaining skills. Plus you get to play with all your new finds later that night. Kobey’s Swap Meet has free parking and is open -Friday through Sunday 7am-3pm.
  • Coffee House Concert- Try out Lestat’s. You can catch a low key concert, enjoy their coffee/teas/treats and they are open 24 hours so anytime is a good time.

Important Rules:

  • No Boys Allowed- Try to keep your activities more focused on each other. Save the bars and clubs for a different girls night out.
  • Let your Inner Child Shine- Just because you’re in your 20’s now doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the corny stuff. It’s so much fun to be young and silly again. You can go back to being sophisticated tomorrow. : )
  • No Cell Phones- Take your eyes off the screen. Nothing is worse than 6 girls sitting in a circle all gawking at their phones.

Let us know your favorite Sleepover activities in the comments below…

What Do I Get My Mom For Mother’s Day? Part 1

19 Apr

Every Year It’s The Same Question…What Do I Get My Mom For Mother’s Day?5629202838_6789e17d6f_zSure a construction paper card works well when your 7 (and displays nicely on the coffee table)… but you’re older now, finally able to afford a “real” gift and you want to show mom that she rocks, so what should you buy? Now by all means you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on a gift (unless you got money to burn). A Mother’s Day gift is all about creativity and thoughtfulness. Remember what they say? It’s the thought that counts, right? Ok… super cliché, but in this case it’s true!

A few things to ponder:

  • Make sure to think about what YOUR mom (not just any mom) would enjoy and actually use when planning your shopping list.
  • Is your mom Traditional? Quirky? Adventurous?
  • Does she really need another nick nak for the shelf? Let me restate that…Stay away from the nik naks!
  • Put some thought into and for goodness sakes, don’t wait till the day before!
  • P.S.- Are your reading this the morning of Mother’s Day? In a pinch, I grant you permission to whip out the construction paper card. Ha!

So let’s go! We will start with our list for the best TRADITIONAL gift ideas for your Momma. Coming later this week… Part 2 with more ideas for the non-traditional girl. (P.S. we love lists!):

Traditional Gifts Mom Will Love

Jewelry – A safe bet for all the husbands and sons out there. Diamonds are a girls best friends after all. The men in the family can’t go wrong with this purchase…if it’s shiny and you can engrave her name or a special message on it… then buy, buy, buy. Make sure you find an appropriate gift bag and add a little ribbon to it to complete this token of appreciation.6a00d8341c767353ef015390e5b662970b-800wi

Photo Albums – Customizing your own photo albums are always a hit with my mom and pretty inexpensive. I find pictures of her and I together and get them printed at the local CVS. I fill my favorite albums with the pictures of us and write a poem in the front expressing my undying gratitude for her many years of love and care. Brings tears of joy every time. : )

Framed Picture – If you don’t have enough photos on hand to fill a whole album, then downsize and stick to filling a frame instead.

Candles- This one is not the right choice for everyone. Some girls love to light candles, others love to look at them, and some use febreeze. I find that vanilla scented candles with a design or unique shape can be a good fit for any mama’s home. If you want to try a little harder buy a do-it-yourself candle kit and let the creative juices flow!

Massage or Spa Day– A little pricier option. Every girl likes to be pampered so a gift card to a local spa is no brainer. If there not a massage type of girl, they can get a pedicure, facial, or body scrub. A fun thing is to buy enough credit for her and a friend to go together or a mother/daughter date. If you’re not sure which spa your mom likes, check out where you can buy a gift card that works at many different locations.

Have you given a gift on Mother’s Day that you’re mom adored? Share with us in the comments below for all the Girls Talk Shop friends to enjoy.