Friday Five: Guilty Pleasures

Happy Friday! Today I’m mainly talking about two very important things: shoes and cookies. You know you love them! But sadly, my wallet and my healthy diet does not. Whatever! Life is too short to not buy the shoes and to not eat that second delicious chocolate chip cookie. “Treat yo’ self!”

1. Shoes. My parents say I have too many, but I don’t think I’ll ever have enough. Boots, flats, over-the-knee shoes, pumps, stilettos; I love them all. My dream is to get married in the Manolo Blahnik blue pumps that Carrie Bradshaw wore for her own big day in the Sex and the City movie. My other smaller dream is to have a gorgeous walk in closet with a huge wall shelf full of my beautiful shoes. 

2. Cheryl’s. Guys. Cookies. Do I really need to even say anything about these? I could probably eat 20 of their cutout cookies in one sitting and their chocolate caramel brownie is one of my favorite things on the planet. Other favorites include the Cocoa Sugar cookie, Mocha Latte cookie, and the Salty Caramel cookie.

3. Books. I also probably have too many of these, but reading will forever be a favorite pastime of mine. I grew up having a mother who was an English teacher, so naturally it has always been a big part of my life. When I’m reading I can completely transport myself into the world of the book, and that is a powerful wonderful thing. My favorite authors are Sarah Dessen (check out my book review of Saint Anything here), Kiera Cass, Jenny Han, and Rainbow Rowell.

4. Nancy Drew Her Interactive games. Okay, this is the only thing in my life I can be a total nerd about; and I love it. I have been playing these computer games for as long as I can remember (and I have played all 32, thank you very much).  I have grown up with Nancy Drew, and she has grown up with me! I also really love reading the classic Nancy Drew books, but playing each new computer game as they have come out has always been a big deal. In the game you get to play as Nancy Drew and help her solve mysteries in fun locations. My favorite games are Warnings at Waverly Academy, The Captive Curse, The Haunting of Castle Malloy, The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, and Danger by Design.  So if you’re looking for something to do this summer that’s a little different, check out these games! I promise you won’t be disappointed. You can check out all the games here.

5. Candles. I am a self-proclaimed candle hoarder. Up at school we can’t have candles in the apartment or dorms so any time I’m home (like now during the summer) I almost always have a candle lit in my room.  The two candles pictured above are both from Target: Bamboo Jasmine and Sweet Sangria. They both smell so good and also make for fab decor.  I also adore Bath and Body Works candles, especially when it gets closer to fall and winter—they have the best scents! My favorites from Bath and Body Works are Fresh Balsam, Winter, Honeysuckle Bouquet, and Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut.

What are your guilty pleasures?!
XxTracie
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    LaurelMusical
    June 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Wonderful post! I am sucker for books, cookies, shoes, and sims computer games too!

    http://www.laurelmusical.com

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      traciemarie
      June 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you! It's the little things like these that can make life great 🙂 xx

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    JW
    June 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Both of those shoes are gorgeous. And yes! Nancy! I'm about to start playing Sea of Darkness!

    xoxo Julia
    http://julesadele.blogspot.com

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    Jiahan/Chloe
    June 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Yes to shoes and candles! I'm also a hoarder of soap and I buy 2 years' worth of Lush soaps at a time.

    http://www.chloecake.blogspot.com

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