Confessing My Guilty Pleasures

April 2, 2014
We all have our own guilty pleasures, and today I'll be sharing a few of mine. 

**Gossip magazines- I just love relaxing with an issue of In Touch or US Weekly and reading about the latest celebrity gossip, seeing who is wearing what,  looking at celebrities' wedding photos, and so forth.  I'm conflicted here because part of me thinks, "WHO cares that Kourtney Kardashian stopped at Menchies with her kids?" The other part of me is entertained with this kind of useless information.

**Netflix- I know that I am not alone on this one.  I don't think I should have to feel bad about watching a couple of episodes a week on Netflix.  My problem is that when I like something, I binge watch shows and it sucks up my time.  I could be doing something more productive, but nooo, I just have to find out what happens next on Pretty Little Liars.  The shows I will admit that I have binge watched on Netflix include: Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Breaking Bad, and Parks and Recreations.

**Sweets- Desserts have always been a weakness of mine.  I blame my genetics all four of my grandparents, my mom, and my dad all love their desserts.  I don't know my cousins very well, but at a family event I just laughed because every single one of them took several desserts, as did my sisters and I.  The only one in my family who isn't big on sweets is my younger brother, but he doesn't have a sense of smell which I think messes with his taste!  My favorite guilty pleasure in this department is probably a Milky Way Dark candy bar.

You know you have sweet tooth problems when people tag you in pictures of their desserts when you aren't even with them!  My friend tagged me in this and said, "Lisa, You would love this waffle...It's a Banana Foster Waffle.  A warm Belgian waffle served with bananas and banana foster sauce...yummmmm."




**Essie Nail Polish- Essie makes the cutest colors of polish!!  I like the way the bottles look and adore some of the names that they come up with for their polishes.  I feel like I could have 100 bottles of Essie (don't worry--not close to that...yet) and still want the next shade they come out with in their latest collection.  Like right now I'm coveting Romper Room and Fashion Playground from the current spring collection...

**Target- I think this is another pretty common one, but I do buy shoes, clothes, books, stationery, school supplies, music, groceries, necessities, toiletries, and makeup from here.  I almost always see something I like when I'm in there, which is usually an item I did not anticipate leaving with!

**Online shopping- I discussed this a little already in my April Wallet Watch post, but online shopping is just so easy and is a big reason why I spend more than I need to!  My favorite sites to buy from are: Amazon, Toms, Maurices, Forever 21, and Alloy.  I bet I would save a ton of money if I cut up my credit card, but that would just be so inconvenient.

Here's where it starts getting a little embarrassing.

**The Twilight Series-Okay, I hated myself a little for reading these books, and I don't even know how much I enjoyed them.  I just had to know how the series ended, so I kept reading them.  Stephanie Meyer obviously did something right because I got addicted even though I didn't want to be.

**McDonald's- Judge away, but sometimes I'll stop at McDonald's for a shake, cheeseburger, and fries...not regularly or else I'd weigh 1,000 pounds, but...enough.  I feel like it is "cool" to say you like Chipotle or Panera, and not so bad to say that you stop at Taco Bell or Arby's, but for some reason, McDonald's just seems like the worst fast food place to admit you kind of like from time to time!

**Coloring- Okay, maybe this has something to do with majoring in Early Childhood education, but even though I'm all grown up, I still love coloring.  Just writing about this makes me want to go out and buy a coloring book...it's kind of therapeutic!

Linking up with Kathy today!
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
24 comments on "Confessing My Guilty Pleasures"
  1. You look adorable in the cupcake photo! I agree with most of the above. But unfortunately I suck at doing my own nails so nail polish isn't one of my addictions. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks! My left hand always looks way better than my right, I'll admit that!

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  2. Girl- McDonalds is my GO to when I'm in the mood for a greasy meal and giant Coke. Or when I'm hungover. Either way- I'm with you. Sometimes it's just SO GOOD!

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    1. Hahaha...It really hits the spot sometimes!

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  3. MCDONALDS IS THE BEST. Let's be honest, it's amazing.
    Next blate let's go to Targ and McDonald's? hahah. xo

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    1. We totally should! I had Chipotle today & I wonder why...;)

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  4. Binge-watching Netflix is a huge one for me. Sometimes the stuff I'm watching isn't even that good - like I uncovered a whole batch of terrible made-for-TV movies from the early 90s. Why do I keep watching?! I don't know, but I must persist. Also, when I was on long backpacking trips I used to wander into whatever local library was nearby and read cheesy romance novels. Some of them actually aren't badly-written at all - depends on the author, of course. Plus they're easy to read in an afternoon, lol.

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    1. Haha, those movies do sound pretty terrible but also kind of addicting at the same time.

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  5. girl, the twilight series! i was all "psssht! i'm so above that; it's for teeny boppers! that's not real literature!" and then i was bored so i picked it up from a friend and 3hrs later, i had finished the book and went back for the 2nd one. i legit ignored my husband for 3 days while i read that whole series LOL

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. I thought the same thing!! I even saw every movie. #guiltyascharged

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  6. You have all of the "guilty" pleasures. Maybe drop the guilty and just call them pleasures!

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    1. But I feel a little guilty after I watch too much Netflix, read gossipy magazines, and eat at McDonald's, lol.

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  7. dessert is my weakness too! that waffle looks amazing.

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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    1. I know it does! I wish I could find somewhere around me that makes them like that. :)

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  8. My guilty pleasures are very similar to yours Lisa :) thanks for this lovely and honest post :)

    http://golovelife.blogspot.com

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  9. I have to agree so much with several of these especially binge watching Netflix...probably while sipping on a shake from McDonalds. :-)

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    1. My personal favorite is the Shamrock Shake. I look forward to them every year.

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  10. I just recently binge watched parks and rec too. so good and i'm sad I didn't watch it sooner. It's so funny!

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    1. I like it better than The Office, though my boyfriend does not agree with me.

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  11. Hey Lisa Yes!! Totally with ya on the Mcdonald's thing! I am not a trendy eater! Good ol' Mcd's is more than enough for me. Sometimes that's all a gal really needs! xx

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/2014/04/10-things-that-really-grind-my-gears.html#.Uz2zvvldXrI

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    1. I like trying out new places, but yeah, sometimes McDonald's does the trick!! Especially when I'm craving greasy food!

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  12. Dirty little secret: when I was recovering from surgery a couple years ago I binge watched a ton of stuff on Netflix, including Pretty Little Liars and (for SHAME) Toddlers and Tiaras.

    Also, I love my Chipotle but I also go to McDonalds way more than I should!

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    1. Your comment made me laugh out loud (when I was traveling alone on an airplane.) I have watched a couple of episodes of that & I can see how you might get hooked.

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