Weekly Treasures: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving TreasuresOriginal photo via Scott Robinson.

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Just because I don’t eat turkey (but take double helpings of vegetables and mashed potatoes) doesn’t mean that I don’t love the holiday. Below are some of my favorite Thanksgiving-related links.

1. Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel.
2. How To Host Thanksgiving on a Budget.
3. 21 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving.
4. Six Ways to Host a Better Thanksgiving.
5. A Modern Guide to Thanksgiving Etiquette.
6. 10 Etiquette Commandments for Hosting Holiday Dinners.
7. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Course.
8. Thanksgiving Calculator.
9. 12 vegetarian and vegan thanksgiving recipes.

You can see all these links (and more) on my Pinterest account.

Follow Nicole @ Treasure Tromp’s board Thanksgiving on Pinterest.

And for fun (warning: language makes this video nsfw)

Recent Reads & Treat Yo’ Self Thursday {link-up #49}

Treasure Tromp Book Club
One of my 30 by 30 goals is to read 30 (non-school or work related) books. Some months I check a lot of books off the list while it feels like there is absolutely no time to read other months. You can see all 25/30 books that I’ve read in the last year here. Here are some books that I’ve managed to read in the last few weeks and four more that I can’t wait to finish.

Recent Reads

Recently Read

Recently Read
Dark Places | I absolutely loved Gone Girl, so I wanted to read more of Gillian Flynn’s books. Dark Places, Flynn’s second book, is about a 30-something girl who survived her family’s massacre and her brother who was convicted of the crime. I found the book a bit slow at first but ended up really enjoying it. Rating: 4/5

Sharp Objects | Sharp Objects was Gillian Flynn’s first book and took me all of two days to read.This book is truly filled with suspense and thrill, and had me hooked form the beginning. I loved trying to figure out all of the secrets, twists, and turns that Flynn put forth. Rating: 4.5 stars

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) and The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) | I’m going to say it – this might be my favorite young adult dystopian series. Because until some series (such as the The The Hunger Games Trilogy, Divergent, and Matched), I really liked all three books and I wasn’t disappointed with the last book of the series.

Current / Future Reads

Current Reading
Full Dark, No Stars | as I the only one surprised to find out that Stephen King is the master of short stories? I’ve been reading this collection of stories off and on for the last couple of years, actually. These short stories range in topic, length, and creep factor (but they are all pretty damn creepy). These stories are a must read for anyone who loves a good thriller.

Yes Please | Raise your hand if you want to be Amy Poehler’s best friend. I can’t wait to start reading this one.

The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year | I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I LOVE everything Bravo / Andy Cohen.

What Alice Forgot | This book has been on my list for a while since I read The Husband’s Secret.

What are you reading lately?

Treat Yo’ Self Thursday!

Welcome to the 49th Treat Yo Self Thursday!

Meet Your Co-Host!

Jenn | hellorigby!

hellorigby! is a Seattle based fashion and lifestyle blog. I started blogging as a fun and creative outlet for my “girly” side, so I like to share my personal style, favorite beauty products, and what I’m reading. Oh, and of course it features my dog, Rigby, whom is the namesake of my blog! :)

1 Adventure In the Fall: Well, technically this adventure already happened, but we visited Disneyland! It was so fun to see it decked out for Halloween!

2 Posts You Need To Read: 1) Not Skinny, Not Fat  2) Are Fashion Bloggers Fashion Ruiners?.

3 Words to Describe This Flooded Sky: Fun, Relatable, & Honest!

Treat yo’ self, Jenn!: A cup of coffee, a cupcake, and a good book is my favorite way to treat myself!

Do yourself a favor and go check out Hello Rigby!

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10 Beauty Myths

I’m so excited to have one of my favorite bloggers take over the blog today. Ash is the lady behind The Grit Blogs, and one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve ever had the chance to talk to. If you haven’t already done so, I’m pretty sure that after you check out The Grits Blog, you’ll be adding it to your favorites list.


Hey there Trompers! I am Ash from The Grits Blog. Today, Nicole is letting me takeover her awesome space. I thought you might like my take on the ten biggest beauty myths I have heard. If there are any I am missing get at me on twitter! I would love to hear from you!

10 Beauty Myths

(1) You have to wash your hair daily

When I hear people say this I just want to be like NOOOOOOO!!!!! Stop stripping your hair peeps! When you continually strip of your of it’s natural oils every day, it causes your glands to overproduce and thus you create greasy hair. In between washes I like to use Batiste dry shampoo (it’s the best, I have tried almost all of them). Typically, I spray it all over my head and then section and re-blow out my (dry) hair using a ceramic round brush.

For proof that this works – click here. I hadn’t washed my hair in three days when I took the pictures for this post.

(2) Product is EVERYTHING when it comes to getting that perfect hair texture.

SO NOT TRUE! If you want to build texture in your hair all you need is a teasing comb, THEN you set with hair spray so that it holds. If you don’t know how to tease your hair, check out my tutorial that can be found here.

BUT if you do want to use product to build texture then I suggest a root powder.

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(3) You have to use bleach to get your hair that perfect shade of blonde.

NOOPE! See how blonde my hair is here:

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I – well my stylist – got my hair this blonde by using a brand of color called Scruples. This product works by lifting and then depositing color. Here is the jist of it that I got from my hair stylist:

  • Because permanent color is deposited – instead of stripping color – the tone and color last longer. 
  • Scruples doesn’t damage hair like bleach does because it’s doesn’t use anything higher than a 20 vol developer – the minimum for bleach is 20. 

(4) The only way to straighten your hair is with a flat iron.

You can get the same effect using a ceramic round brush when you blow your hair out in layers. I use this one and love it!

(5) Lipstick feathering is what it is and there is nothing you can do about it.

A primer – specifically this primer – will solve all of your problems. I have been using it for months and don’t know how I survived without it!

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