Jillian Michaels

Hey nice girls!

Boy has it been a while since I have posted a blog! I really don’t have an excuse besides I’ve been lazy. I’ve been throwing around the idea of starting a channel on YouTube. I would use this channel mainly for video blogs. I think this would be a good way for me to continue to communicate with you. Please leave comments and let me know what you think, and if you would be interested in watching.

Lifestyle update- I am continuing my journey to become healthier. This is such a challenge. I will admit I have become a little obsessed with Jillian Michaels. Okay, that may be an understatement. I have become totally obsessed with Jillian Michaels. I can honestly say I have watched every video of her on YouTube, well close to every video anyway. She is so inspiring to me. I am using her as my inspiration through this wild healthy journey. I have learned so much in the past week. The biggest thing I have learned from her is that DIET POP causes the body to release a hormone that increases your appetite. I promise I will be done with my Diet Coke when the last few are gone. I believe I have 3 left.

Also, I now own 3 of her DVD’s. I have the 30 day Shred, No More Trouble Zones and Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. I love them all! I highly recommend each and every one of them. If you are looking for a “kick butt” workout, these DVD’s are the way to go. If you are not sure about workouts do some research. I watched a few videos of each DVD before I purchased them to make sure I was going to love them. I am alternating each DVD right now. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I am using the “No More Trouble Zones” DVD. On Tuesday and Thursday I am working out with “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism”. This is a great way to not become bored with your workout. At this time I am not using the 30 day Shred because I started to get bored with the exercises, but I will go back to it! Jillian has become an inspiration to me and I hope she can inspire you too!

On another note, summer classes start on Monday. The only thing I have to say about that is… EWWW! I am not excited, but I have decided to make the most of it since there is no way around it. IT MUST BE DONE! Feel free to offer words of encouragement. They would be much appreciated. Right now I don’t even have the motivation to read chapter 1! Slowly but surely I will get through the classes!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for May Favorites. Maybe if we are lucky May favorites may be a video blog! Keep your fingers crossed that I can find an affordable flip cam.

Well nice girls, this was a much needed rambling blog. I hope you have enjoyed reading this one! Be sure to let me know what you think about the video blogs!

And remember, nice girls always finish first!


Last Summer by Hailey Abbott- REVIEW


The entire extended Tuttle family spends each and every summer at Pebble Beach in Maine. The story focuses on the main characters Beth, Kelsi, Ella and Jamie who are all cousins. Kelsi and Ella are sisters who have always shared a room on their summer vacation until this summer when Kelsi brings home her college roommate. Beth is struggling to become friends with her ex-boyfriend. When Beth finally meets a new guy her ex George starts to cause small problems. Jamie has a huge secret she refuses to tell anyone until the end of the book. The secret is one you did not see coming.

The story begins at Beth Tuttle’s high school graduation. Read to find out what happens during that Last Summer.


I loved this book from the moment I picked it up. This book is a very fast read. I started on Friday May 7th and finished May 10th. I did however read most of it on the 10th. Abbott’s writing allows you to picture each character and every scene in the book. The imagery is great! Each chapter talks about each character separately. For example chapter 1 is about Beth, chapter 2 is about Kelsi and chapter 3 is about Ella. This pattern continues through the whole book. Even though the chapters are put together like this each and every chapter brings all the characters together.

This book is part of a series. After reading this one I wish I would have started at the beginning of the series. If you are interested the series goes in this order,

1. Summer Boys

2. Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel

3. After Summer: A Summer Boys Novel

4. Last Summer: A Summer Boys Novel

If you get a chance to read the entire series let me know what you think about the whole series put together.

Altogether I think this book is a great way to start out the summer! I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down.

Keep reading and remember, nice girls always finish first!


Project 10 Book List

Hey Nice girls!

I know you have all been waiting for my Project 10 Book list. I really wanted to get it posted before I started any of the books, but with my college stuff scattered everywhere, I had to search for the books before I could choose which ones I was going to read. I think after I finish each book I will write a small review about the book. Please feel free to give me an update on your Project 10 ideas for the summer. I would love to hear all about your ideas! Remember to keep checking back for the reviews and also new blogs that I will be posting. Please, please, please leave me comment about blogs you would be interested in reading.

Without further ado, I present the…

Official Project 10 Book list

1. Last Summer by Hailey Abbott: Complete

2. Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

3. That Summer by Sarah Dessen

4. Sloppy First by Megan McCafferty

5. Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

6. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

7. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

8. Waiting for the Moon by Kristin Hannah

9. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

10. On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

If you are interested in starting a Project 10 for the summer check out my Project 10 blog. This blog explains the rules of the project. Listed below are books I have read in the past and I highly recommend all of them.

My favorite book list:

1. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

2. The Private Series by Kate Brian

3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

4. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

5. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

6. True Colors by Kristin Hannah

These are all great reads! If you have not already figured it out, Nicholas Sparks and Kristin Hannah are my favorite authors. If you are looking for a book for the summer these 6 are all fast reads and I could not put them down.

Enjoy your summer with a great book and remember, nice girls always finish first.


April Favorites

Hey Nice girls!

I have a lot I want to share with you. First and foremost, I am thinking of starting a Vlog channel on YouTube. Please let me know what you think below in the comment section. I think this would be a great way to share everything with you.

April favorites. This month I have decided to do a favorites and regrets blog. There are always those things you purchase and love and then there are the items you regret. Please do not become offended it you do not like my favorites or if you love a product or something that I don’t like. Here we go. Enjoy!

First on my list for April is my sorority, Delta Zeta! I am so excited to start my wonderful journey with all of the fabulous young women in DZ. After initiation I knew this was the top item on my favorites list for April. For those followers who are high school seniors and are getting ready for college, consider Greek Life. So far so good for me! I have no regrets and I love DZ and all of my wonderful sisters!

I’ve been on a beauty product kick for the last few months and have been purchasing new products. I bought a fabulous compact from Sephora. I was suckered into it while I was standing in line to buy a few other things. You know how they line all those products up right beside the checkout line? Yep, that’s where this was but I’m so glad I found it. Inside there are 8 eye shadows, 4 lip glosses and a bronzer. I am in love with the eye shadows! The pigments are bright and vibrant and I highly recommend them. Next time you are standing in line, I hope you can find some great eye colors too! J

Recently I have been on the hunt for great nail polish for my toes. I like to wear a bright but tasteful pretty pink. Believe it or not I have had a hard time finding a pink that I love. I finally found an OPI color that I’m crazy about. I would love to share the color with you all, but my parents just left with basically everything from my dorm room including the polish. But is an awesome color! I love it! Go out and buy a new OPI and give your feet a pop of color!

Now, there is one thing that purchased this month which I regret. As I mentioned above I have been on the search for a great polish color. While I was in Sephora I was glancing at their brand of polish colors. Now for those who are unaware, OPI actually makes a brand of polish for Sephora. Thinking to myself that the polish would be good because it is made by OPI, I purchased a pretty pink and a top coat from Sephora’s collection. When I finally found the time to paint my nails it took not 1, not 2, but 3 coats of polish for the color to not be transparent on my nail. I am really not happy with the collection OPI makes for Sephora. Its way too thin and definitely not the same quality as the regular OPI polish. The prices are the same, so if you are on the lookout for polish, purchase OPI. You will be much happier with the purchase.

Well girls this is all I have for right now. Look back in about a week after finals are over for another blog. Hopefully I will be able to post my Project 10 book list!

Good Luck on finals for those of you who are taking them in the next week or so. And for my high school seniors, school is almost over. Don’t let senioritis get the best of you! Love you all!

And remember, nice girls always finish first!