Being a bridesmaid is better than being a bride

Don’t get me wrong; I loved my wedding, but there were a lot of opinions and personalities thrown in that weren’t helpful. Everyone’s egos got in the way and caused stupid amounts of stress. Several of my family members complained on Facebook or confronted me months later about minuscule details that I did or didn’t do correctly at my wedding.

It was all a buncha bullshit.

So when my sister asked me to be her maid of honor, I couldn’t help but be a little trepidatious. I’ve never been in a wedding besides my own so I didn’t know what to expect (still don’t), and I had a bad taste in my mouth from my wedding night. I knew it would be a good experience but there was part of me that was dreading the drama that comes with weddings.

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Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur

We went to Chicago over the weekend for an AAW show (see video below for a recap), but one of the highlights, if not THE highlight of the trip was an impromptu lunch at a vegetarian Mexican restaurant.
Quesadilla La Reina del Sur entered our timeline when we needed it most; we had been shopping for a few hours and needed a quick, light meal since we had plans on eating a larger meal in a few hours. Those plans ended up falling through, but it was for the better since the food at La Reina was very filling and kept us satisfied until later in the night.
The restaurant is located on a seemingly quiet street corner, tucked in next to a few other Mexican eateries, a neon shop (insert an “it’s lit” joke), and neighboring a residential area. The inside is small with a handful of tables and a service counter. We sat near the door where an array of plants provided a pleasant background for my meal.

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Sephora Free Class: Skincare for That Youthful Glow

On a sunny but cold Sunday morning in early January, I headed to Mayfair Mall with a friend to take one of their free classes, Skincare for That Youthful Glow.

I’ve never been to the mall before it opened, so that was an adventure in an of itself. There were so many mall walkers! For some reason, I always thought that was just a trope put on by movies and TV shows. Now I’m considering going there to walk on these ice-cold Wisconsin days. There was also a yoga class happening on our way out so I’ll have to research that too. I would love if it’s just a group of friends who get together to do yoga on Sundays at the mall.

Back to the actual class. We awkwardly waited outside of Sephora with a few others who were going to take the class. I think they opened the doors a little late, but we quickly ushered inside, checked in, and sat at tiny tables of 4 that were crowded with bowls of water, mirrors, paper, and other items that we would need during the class. It was a little cramped, but not completely uncomfortable.

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Babyface Bullies

Vince and I started a wrestling-themed YouTube Channel called “Babyface Bullies”. !!

We upload a weekly video with either Vince or me in front of the camera, sometimes both of us. I edit the videos, Vince makes the thumbnail, and we work together to add in jokes, sounds, and anything else we want to include.

We’re just two fans looking to laugh over one of our favorite things: wrestling.

As of right now, all our videos are under 8 minutes long making it easy to watch when you have some free time. Give them a thumbs up, leave a comment, give us some feedback, tell us what you want to see!

Channel link here.

Our most recent video:

New Orleans

I wrote this short post for a travel writing class I recently took. The assignment was to write 300 words or less (I think I went a little over) about a location without using generic words such as “interesting, good, great” etc. It was a challenge but I really enjoyed the assignment and my finished post.

As you walk through the French Quarter, you’re immersed in a setting that piques all your senses. You see the past and present meet right in front of your eyes, with old, weathered yet colorful buildings right next to flashing neon and city skyscrapers. You feel the humidity in the air that magnifies the coolness in the winter and shellacs a layer of sweat on you in the summer. The sound of music, bustling people, and horse hooves tickle your ear drums, and the scent of creole food, sugary drinks, and waste from previously mentioned horses wafts into your nose. What do you taste? That part is up to you, but the possibilities are endless. New Orleans is a city unlike any other, and if you’re lucky (or unlucky), you may even have your sixth sense activated by one of its many resident spirits; and no, I’m not talking about booze-based spirits.

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

Sing it with me: 🎶Make my wish come true // All I want for Christmas // is you 🎶

And by “you” I mean Christkindlmarket Milwaukee (obviously; what else would the song be about?). Christkindlmarket debuted their first out-of-state site this year, opening for the season on November 17 in Milwaukee. About 25 vendors set up shop directly outside the Fiserv Forum (which is another new site to visit in downtown Milwaukee), and will remain open every day through New Year’s Eve.

Christkindlmarket began in Chicago in 1996 by German American Events, LLC and found a new (and still current) home at Daley Plaza in 1997. Operating as Chicago’s largest open-air market, Christkindlmarket takes up the whole plaza with food, drink, music, and shopping for those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Talk about one-stop shopping; big box stores have nothing on ol’ Christkindlmarket!

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Undertaker Inspired Drag Queen Makeup Tutorial

Halloween! Is over. But now we’re in this weird lull until Thanksgiving and Christmas, so why not keep celebrating Halloween? Please just watch my makeup tutorial because it’ll teach you how to look scary snatched all year long.

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Miz & Mrs. Recap: Miz Takes the Cake

Another week in the life of Miz and Maryse and guess what?! More shenanigans! This week we were graced by the presence of Miz’s dad and Avril Lavigne, but we’ll get to that a bit later.

The show opens with Maryse’s mom, Margot, giggling over Miz’s photos from the last episode (nice callback, USA Network). You remember the ones: “implied” nude, but Miz went full-on nude in a hilarious miz-understanding (if you don’t, go read my last post!). Margot makes fun of Miz’s flat ass and laughs at him, but in a cutesy way; you know, because of her accent and all. People with accents are always cute! Unless they have midwest accents, like Miz’s dad but again, we’ll get to that later.

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Miz & Mrs. Recap: A Simple Mizunderstanding

The premiere episode of the long-awaited series “Miz and Mrs.” did not disappoint (seriously, I’ve been seeing ads for this show since well before Wrestlemania so it’s about time the show actually aired). I was also pleasantly surprised by the series’ Wikipedia page that all the episode titles for this season are as clever and/or punny as “A Simple Mizunderstanding” because get it, Miz … mizunderstanding … as in, misunderstanding … wait why wasn’t it Mrs.understanding … sexist!

~ANYWAY~

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Sammerz’ Best of 2017 / Review of Being 27

It’s been 2018 for almost two whole weeks now?! That’s right, I got a calendar for Christmas AND I know how to read it (multiple calendars, in fact). This blog is late, but it’s still relevant to … me …?

Anyway here are some of my highlights of 2017 and of being 27 years old.

We got married!

Obviously this is THE highlight of my year. If you’re getting married soon, seriously consider doing it in New Orleans. It was fun, beautiful, affordable, and unforgettable. Read my blog/review here and watch this video of our Second Line. That’s right, you get your own damn parade when you get married in NOLA.

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