Top 3 Things: Summer Movies Edition

This summer is going to be so fantastic movie-wise!

I obviously couldn’t name only 3 movies that I’m looking forward to this summer, so instead I’m giving you my Top 3 for each month! 

 (Click the links for all the available trailers and/or movie clips!)

Here are the Top 3 movies to look forward to in May 2014:

#3 Maleficent (May 30th)

#2 X-MEN: Days of Future Past (May 23rd)

#1 The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2nd)


Here are the Top 3 movies to look forward to in June 2014:

#3 22 Jump Street (June 13th)

#2 They Came Together (June 27th)

#1 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13th)


Here are the Top 3 movies to look forward to in July 2014:

#3 Tammy (July 2nd)

#2 The Purge: Anarchy (July 18th)

#1 Wish I Was Here (July 18th)


Here are the Top 3 movies to look forward to in August 2014:

Honorable Mention to Lucy (Aug. 8th)

#3 Let’s Be Cops (Aug. 13th)

#2 The Giver (Aug. 15th)

#1 Guardians of the Galaxy ( Aug. 1st)




Which ones are YOU looking forward to?


Top 3 Things: Online Dating Edition

If you’re single, odds are you’re trying out some online dating arenas. If you’re not, and thinking about trying it out, I have some tips for you. 


Here are the Top 3 tips for online dating: (Let’s face it, they’re all mainly about avoiding phonies…)


#3 It’s okay to slightly investigate the person. If you try to do a Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. search of the person of interest and you can’t find ANYTHING…


#2 You can Google search an image just like you search anything else. If nothing comes up…or 6 different Facebook profiles come up…


#1 Make sure to get specifics. If this person keeps answering and talking to you in very vague responses…

Top 3 Things: Earth Day Edition

In my opinion, EVERY DAY should be Earth Day. Who’s with me???


Here are the Top 3 easy ways you can regularly contribute to the health of our beautiful Earth planet:


#3 Plant a tree! 


#2 Volunteer. All the time. As much as you can. If you need ideas, check out the EPA’s website! The Earth will feel better and you’ll feel good that you helped make that happen.


#1 Skip a shower every once in awhile. I know, ew right? But did you know that every 10 minute shower you take uses 50 gallons of water?! To relax in a nice bath uses 70 gallons! Go semi-stinky for a day! I promise I’ll still be your friend. Considering water shortages in some parts of the world, it is a small price to pay. 


How did you celebrate Earth Day?

Top 3 Things: Sneezing Edition

Hello Spring! Beside the obvious weather change, the reason I know Spring is officially here is that my news feeds on Facebook and Twitter are full of the woes of the dreaded allergies! So, I thought I’d gear tonight’s list toward that whole mess.


Here are the Top 3 Things you didn’t know about sneezing:


#3 Closing your eyes while you sneeze is an involuntary reflex. And no, if you sneeze with your eyes open, they won’t pop out of your head. Apparently that’s a thing…?


#2 Why do we sneeze? It’s been compared by researchers to rebooting your computer. Sometimes, your nose just can’t handle life and needs to be reset. 


#1 The fun guys at Mythbusters tested how fast sneezes can travel and recorded theirs at 35 miles per hour. Hmmm.

Top 3 Things: Easter Edition

Easter is my favorite holiday! Most people get real confused when I say that. But it’s true! 

And here are the Top 3 reasons why Easter is the bomb:


#3 Egg-shapped food and candy! Everything from deviled eggs to the candy to Jello eggs! AND I just found egg-shaped popsicles?! Good job, America!


#2 Easter egg hunts! Planning them or partaking in them, super fun! It’s like Halloween, except you have to work for it…


#1 All the time you get to spend with family and friends. Not to mention putting on your Sunday best for church as I clearly loved when I was younger. Check out that little weirdo on the left…


Happy Easter weekend!! 


Top 5 Things: Famous Proms Edition

Yes. You read that right. Top 5 Things. I’ve been getting mentally prepared for CAP Adult Prom and that made me think about the greatest TV and movie proms. Once I started to remember my faves, I couldn’t possibly narrow my list down to just 3.

But Joanna! This is madness! You can’t just throw rules out the window like that! 

Maybe not. But it’s happening!


Here are the Top 5 most memorable TV/Movie Proms:


With Honorable Mention going to She’s All That. Thank you, Usher. 


#5 Friends. The Ross look. Nailed it. 


#4 10 Things I Hate About You. Check out little JGL. Ha. 


#3 Mean Girls. ::Breaks Crown:: GASP!


#2 Never Been Kissed. The theme, the romance, the dog food.


#1 BUFFY! Prom werewolves and Buffy gets the “Thanks” she deserves. And then some Angel. Feelings.


What are some of your favorite Prom moments in TV or movies?


Top 3 Things: Life Hacks For Adults Edition

Being an adult can be rough. I’ve found some useful tips for making it just a little easier. 


Here are the Top 3 Things you wish you had been doing already:


#3 You’ve just ordered a scolding hot cup of beverage goodness and can’t possibly wait any amount of minutes to enjoy it. Result: your tongue hates you for the rest of the day. Tip: Tell the lovely coffee shop person that you want it “kids temperature”. Apparently that’s a thing! Then you can consume your beverage right away!


#2 You’re having a get together and have a bottled beverage that needs chilled now or the world will end. Tip: Wrap the bottle in a wet paper towel, put it in the freezer and it should be nice and cold in about 15 minutes. 


#1 You have a sore throat that feels a little swollen and eating things makes it hurt worse, but you really want to eat something sweet. Tip: Eat marshmallows! There’s a little bit of scientific reasoning behind it, but psh, who cares! Marshmallows!


Top 3 Things: Productivity Edition

Tax day is today! Give yourself a high five! You deserve it!

With that in mind, I thought I’d throw some productivity tips out there. I can’t be the ONLY person in the world who waited until the last minute to submit my taxes. Right…..?


Here are the Top 3 ways you can increase your productivity and say “Bye bye!” to procrastinating:


#3 Create a routine for yourself and set up habits that will signal the start and end to your work day. For example, after you finish your morning cup of coffee, you also force yourself to finish checking up on all your favorite websites. And make plans at the end of the day. That gives you more accountability to leave work at a specific time. 

#2 Track your time wasting habits. Write down everything you do for a day and then see on paper just how much time you spend doing pointless stuff. 

#1 Revamp your work playlist to include motivating tunes. Or just listen to QMIX all day ;)

Top 3 Things: Will You Go to Prom With Me? Edition

CAP Adult Prom is going to be here soon! Time to think of some creative ways to get yourself a date! Even if you have your date situation locked down, you may still be able to use these sweet ideas in the future. (Thank you, Internet.)


Here are the Top 3 ways to guarantee a “YES!” to that infamous question, “Will you go to Prom with me?”: 


#3 Utilize that free social media stuff. I’m not talking about just posting on someone’s wall or Tweeting them. Look how these guys got sneaky…


Nailed it.


#2 Anything involving food and word play. Better yet, both. 



#1 Puppies.



Have you witnessed some fun Prom-posals? Share! See you all at CAP Adult Prom!

Top 3 Things: Celebrate Your Pet Edition

It’s National Pet Day! Whether you have a pet or not, I have some ideas for you.


Here are the Top 3 Things you can do to celebrate National Pet Day: 


#3 Donate money or supplies to an animal shelter. 

#2 Make something homemade and delicious for your pet.

#1 Watch this video

Here are a bunch of cute animal gifs to inspire you. :)


How did you celebrate?