Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dancing With The Stars Recap!

Before we get to the recap, I have a little housekeeping to do.
It's SO interesting to me that sometimes I put things on the blog that I just know that everybody is going to go cuckoo over (and they often do!).  However, other times I put something on the blog, and I don't think much about it, and people still go cuckoo over it.
I want to share one of those things today.
THIS is a bag that I briefly highlighted last week.
It didn't really catch my eye all that much, but I was trying to find bags under $100 to answer a reader question, and I thought it would be fun to include a Michael Kors option that was under $100.
It ended up getting a lot of attention from you guys, like A LOT.

After I saw all of the love you guys were giving it, I went back and read the reviews.
(If you haven't noticed before...I am all about product reviews.  I feel like if somebody takes the time to write a review, good or bad, that they must feel pretty passionately about the product.)

The reviews were great, and one thing that stuck out to me was that this bag seems to span the ages.

Here is a review from a young lady that is under 20 years old:
 This tote is the perfect size. It will fit my Louis Vuitton Sara wallet, a water bottle, snacks, a wristlet, gum, a notebook, and honestly - everything! There are five pockets (Including the zippered pocket) on the inside and it's so wonderful! I also use it at school and all those pockets are incredibly useful for keeping everything organized. The strap are not too thin so it doesn't hurt your shoulders. The bag is light to begin with so stuffing it with things doesn't make the bag too heavy :) I got it in the lacquered pink. The MK zipper is a wonderful touch, I've carried it for 2 weeks and not a scratch on the hardware. I love how it doesn't SCREAM Michael Kors, but when you open the bag and see the MK lining it's like an added little touch/surprise :) I love this bag! Also stays very very clean and washes right off with water. SO happy with this purchase!

A woman who fell in the 45-49 year old category wrote this:
As most of you who shop MK know that the price can be up there...for less than $100.00, you get all of the convenience of MK's inside pockets, the outside zip pocket and the inside zip pocket, which all have the matching trim of the bag. The size of the bag is great as is the length of the drop to allow to carry in hand or on shoulder. Zip top hides away for easy access or easily zips for extra security. Plenty of width and depth to carry everything day to day and add the extras for "those days". Nylon outside allows you to carry it in all weather. Such a great bag!!! Black and brown... goes with everything, light weight, and the gold just gives it that little something extra. 

It also comes in yellow, orange, red, royal blue, and black and brown.
People are LOVING this bag.
Like, people seem to love the bag as much as I love my wedges.
(I know that I can't stop talking about them, it's a problem).

So, in case you didn't even give it a second glance (I'm guilty of this too),
I thought it was worth showing again.
If you like the idea of it, but don't like the size,
HERE is the large version and HERE is the small (crossbody) version.
It could be a great Mother's Day gift for you OR your mom!
If it's not quite right for a Mother's Day gift, click on the below graphic or HERE.
You're sure to find something for you and/or her!
They have the gift ideas organized by category or's a really handy guide!

Oh...and in case anybody is interested...I wore my new military jacket AGAIN.
We got a little big of cooler weather where I live and it was PERFECT for the cool mornings and the warm afternoons. 
You can find it HERE.
This time I paired it with lilac skinny jeans and a different spring scarf.
Isn't it so cute?
This is definitely the new favorite staple in my closet.
Okay...enough stuff.....

 Now It's Time for Dancing With The Stars...
and freaking STEVIE WONDER was in the house!

Isn't She Lovely might be one of my favorite songs ever.
And one of my favorite episodes of a t.v. show in the history of t.v. shows is when Stevie Wonder was on The Cosby Show.  Did you guys watch The Cosby Show?  The hubby and I both watched it growing up, and we have so much fun catching it now on Nick at Nite!

In the Stevie episode, Theo and Denise come in telling Cliff and Claire how they had just been in a car wreck. Check out their faces. HILARIOUS. 

Here he is singing I Just Called To Say I Love You with Claire.  LOVE.
And my goodness I love Claire Huxtable....BEST T.V. MOM EVER.  Right?

And for anybody who remembers that episode, I have this to say to you:
"Jammin on the One, Jammin on the One.  Baby. buh buh buh buh buh Baby Baby. Robert.
 La La La La La La."

Okay....on to the show!

Zendaya and Val / Cha Cha Cha
This girl is a rock star.  She can dance her hiney off.
That's all I have to say about that.

Score = 29

Andy and Sharna / Samba
They danced to Signed, Sealed, Delivered.  GREAT dancing song!
I gotta say, I LOVED it SO SO SO much!
Andy makes me smile from ear to ear!  And listen....he showed us that he has a little bit of GROOVE!
I'm like Carrie Ann, he is in my heart.
And I love how Len seems to be Andy's biggest cheerleader.
There is no doubt that he has won some lifelong fans and friends.

Score = 18
When he got those sixes, he was absolutely CRUSHED.
I wanted to just hug him like crazy.
 And did you see how happy all of the dancers and contestants were for him
when he didn't get kicked off?

Sean and Peta / Samba
I don't even know what to say.
Okay..maybe I know what to say.
I can't roll my tongue.
I can't wink.
I can't whistle.
I would hope that I would never be asked to do one of those things on National t.v.
Some people can't shimmy.
Sean happens to be one of those people
Sean had to shimmy on National t.v.

I mean, rolling your tongue is like a recessive gene or something isn't it?
Okay...I took a moment to google "is tongue rolling genetic?"...and it was
as if I was reading Mandarin or something.
However, I did read some things that do make me think that it is in fact a gene
that enables a person to roll their tongue.
It's like I'm breaking new ground in science.
So, I say all that to hypothesize that perhaps Sean didn't get the shimmying gene.
This may come as no surprise to you, but I never won the Science Fair in elementary school.
Score = 21

Aly and Mark /
First off, what is the deal with Mark and his stupid hats?  Almost every time it shows him in rehearsal he is wearing a ridiculous hat.
They danced to Isn't She Lovely.
It was great.
And I continue to like Aly more and more.

Score = 27

Ingo and Kym / Tango
The judges loved it, I thought it was just "eh".
I was too busy (and too lazy) to take screen shots of the couples this week on the ipad, so I just did Google Searches.  For some reason I was unable to find one of Ingo and Kym this week.
I did however find this.

You're welcome.
Score = 24

Kellie and Derek /Quick Step
In the rehearsal piece Derek messed up a couple of times, and it tickled Kellie to death.
I loved it too.
Mr. I Think I'm So Perfect needs to realize that he's not perfect all the time.
They danced to Part Time Lover.
It was awesome.

Score = 29

Victor and Lindsay / Rhumba
They danced to I Just Called To Say I Love You.
Dancing With the Stars Season 16, Week 5: Lindsay and Victor

Victor seems like a sweet guy, but it was time for him to go.
I did really like Lindsay, and I really hope they bring her back in future seasons!
Score = 18

Jacoby and Karina / Quick Step
They danced to For Once In My Life.
I actually liked Jacoby more today than I ever have.
I thought the dance was surprisingly good.  Bruno and Carrie Ann liked it, but Len did not.
My favorite part of this picture is Sean in the background.  Good stuff.

 Score = 22

Ingo and Kym, Val and Zendaya, Jacoby and Karina, Victor and Lindsay

Score = 22

Sean and Peta, Kellie and Derek, Andy and Sharna,They danced to Very Superstitious.
Derek's glasses kept on on falling off, and I kept thinking about the poor costume girl that he was probably gonna get fired now that we know Derek has a bit of a temper.
(sidenote:  I used to love Derek, but he totally ticked me off last week when
he was picking on sweet Kellie.)
They should get 10s for how Groovy they look.
Kellie Pickler - DWTS
Score = 25

So......that's there are 7 left.
Can't wait to see what they have in store next week!

And don't forget to check out Shay's blog HERE for her recap!

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  1. I have a confession...I took dance for 15 years. Fifteen years of dancing Fifteen years of my parents spending thousands and thousands of dollars on lessons, costumes, etc. And you know what...I could never figure out the shimmy! SERIOUSLY! It has to be a gene my brother and I just don't have! No matter how many years, how many hours and how much money I spent on dance lessons...they could never get me to shimmy. It's practically a handicap. (Sigh) Such a shimmy shame.

  2. I so look forward to your DWTS reviews! you are spot on! my friends don't watch, so its fun to "know" someone who shares my love for the show!

  3. Poor Sean.....but i admire his willingness to just go for it!! I'm with you on Ingo. "Eh" is a great way to describe it and sometimes i'm so shocked by the judges reactions! (like really?? you loved Ingo's dance that much??) And speaking of Derek ~ he looked like a total creeper w/ that mustache! Anyway....great recap as always! You are hilarious and i needed a good laugh this morning! =)

  4. Great recap! And I love your cute look with the new jacket, bright skinnies and floral cute! Great styling, as always!

  5. I love the Cosby show!! I love when the kids go to get ready and Claire starts daning around the room singing "Isn't She Lovely" You are so hilarious, I love reading what you write about anything! You always make it funny :) I liked Lindsay too. When she confirmed Victor's suspicion that he would be dancing in a fox suit, so funny.

  6. Thank you so much for posting not one, but two pictures of men without their shirts.... I totally wish I would've watched Mondays night show! Thanks for the recap!

  7. I love your recaps! I don't even watch the show, but then I go read your recap and have to look up certain routines on youtube. So entertaining!

  8. I love your blog and all your ideas. I just started my blog and would love it if anyone wants to stop by and check it out! Thanks!

  9. No, Sean can't shimmy....and while I enjoy a shirtless Sean....I felt like that was a mistake to be shirtless while trying to shimmy...that it made it more noticeable how bad it was?....he is a brave, brave soul and I give him much credit for the things he is tackling....I thought the color of blue on Sean was gorgeous!!!.....and I don't take too much stock in the little recaps they show be mad at Derek....DWTS manipulates everything.....they have since the very beginning......I figure Derek and Kellie are getting too many votes for DWTS wants......they are pushing someone else.....(Zendaya) this is a way for people to be upset at Derek and not vote for them........having all of these twitter contests?....Zendaya and/or Val will win them all......she has over 2 million twitter followers and they are mainly kids who will send twitter after doesn't mean they are liked the best or everyone thinks that was the best routine or in the case of vote on twitter for your favorite male and female pro...which Val won because of Zendaya asking her followers to vote for him......DWTS is pimping her out big time.....I don't dislike Zendaya.....but season after season of this show that is what they have always done....and it carries right down to the judges also.......anyway, off topic....ha, your recaps, you are a hoot!!!

  10. Love your blog and adore all the different ways you style your scarfs. Can you do a tutorial sometime on scarves?

  11. Love your blog and i love the Cosby show. Now that was a great show.

    Don't forget to link up today and enter my stella & dot giveaway.


  12. Love your recap as always!!!! Poor Sean can't Shimmy and I wish they would let him leave his clothes ON!!!!! He is a HUNK, but I just don't like the way they portray him!!! Just MY opinion!!!

  13. First of all.... I LOVED the Cosby show clips! I miss the Huxtables :)
    I am very worried for the poor costume director who put those glasses on Derek. Boys got a temper!!

  14. My husband and I watch the Cosby Show almost every night - LOVE IT! And love your review - its what I look forward to every Thursday!


  15. This week's DWTS totally reminded of the Cosby show, too! Ha! Glad I wasn't alone!

  16. I can't wait to catch up on DVR is packed from being gone! totally hilarious about the I'll be zeroing in on it!! And could you look any cuter in your lilac jeans, jacket and scarf?!?!?!?! #theanswerisno

  17. Love your recaps!! I however am enthralled with the Michael Kors bag. How on earth would you pick a color for summer? It is making me crazy!


I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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