Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boyfriend Travel DIY: 7 Days of Love

This is the perfect way to show your loved one you care.  If your loved one travels constantly this is the perfect way to make sure they don't forget you. (wink wink) This is one of my favorite DIY's called 7 Days of Love.  I got my inspiration from the Dating Divas.  It doesn't cost a lot to show someone you care.  This idea I love because you can do it for under $10.  

* 7 day pill case
* scissors
* small candy/health snacks 
* love notes // printables from here
(you can write your own or add onto the already existing love messages)

All you do is cut and fold each one to go into each day and fill with different candy or health snacks.  Then just sneak it into his travel bag so when he opens it he's surprised and feels loved.  

xoxo Ady

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pool Day Essentials

Happy  Memorial Day!  I hope everyone is having a great day off laying out on the beach or by the pool!  These are some of our pool (or beach) day essentials!  

Kimono KimoYES! We've added our favorite Kimonos below.  One in particular is the one Jessica Alba's rocking.  I have it and it's my absolute favorite!

Pool / Beach Day Essentials by Verbal Gold Blog

Happy long weekend!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sobriety Test App just in time for MDW2015

Well it's Memorial Day Weekend and most everyone has Monday off so I know there will be a lot of partying and drinking or relaxing and drinking.  And everyone here on the VGB team wants y'all to drink responsibly and drive safe!  So if you're drunk... yeah I said it.  I definitely recommend you downloading this app.  The Sobriety Test App is here!

All you have to do is download the app. get drunk. spin the wheel. take the test.

There are a bunch of different tests depending on what you land on when you spend the wheel.  Here is one example of how it works...

I obviously got 100% (haha smirk) but if you were drunk you would not be able to do that.  (Side bar: Do not solely rely on this app.  It's all in fun and games to try when you've been drinking)

Since I got 100% the first round I decided to spin again and try a different test... just for you drunkies to see what would happen...

Fail. Find the nearest hotel, or send out a sobriety distress signal. (haha)  You're welcome.  

Come share your scores over @VerbalGoldBlog and remember we're now on SnapChat so you can see all of our fun MDW2015 adventures.  Add us and we'll add you back! #VerbalGoldBlog

xoxo Ady 

Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

Perfect refreshing drink in the hot days of the summer! Adapted from Every Day with Rachel Ray



  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lime Zest (syrup)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh Lime Juice (4-6 Limes)
  • 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Sparkling Water, chilled

1. Combine sugar, lime zest and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let sit for 30 minutes.
2. Strain the lime zest/syrup through a sieve into the pitcher. Combine the syrup with the lime juice and cucumbers slices. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, add in the sparkling water and serve over ice!

#xoAlex #GoldenRecipes

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Friday, May 22, 2015

#GoldRushCrush // Happily Hughes

Yaaaaaayyyyyy!!! I couldn't be more excited because 1. It's Friday! 2. The start of our new Friday series #GoldRushCrush

So what is #GoldRushCrush? Welp... every other Friday we're going to be featuring a fellow blogger that we have a serious crush on!  The whole reason I started blogging was to join this amazing community and what better way to get to know and share such an awesome person and their blog!  It's not just about follows here... it's about making #BFs (blog friends)!  Which I love doing! #likesforlife (wink wink)

So to start off this amazing new series I get the pleasure of introducing you guys to my fellow Atlanta blogger and personal trainer JESS!  (I would definitely recommend her!)

She's a fitness guru and mom to the most adorable little boy.  Her lifestyle blog is called Happily Hughes and in her own words focuses on health, fashion and fun!

I love following her instagram for lots of fun fitness tips and tricks and killer recipes!

Do me a favor and gold rush (hah so cheesy... see what I did there) her blog or instagram to say hi!  I hope you crush on her as much as I do!

xoxo Ady
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About last night ...

Last night was a blur... much like these pictures below.  I'm pretty sure after you reach 30 you're not allowed to mix white wine, vodka, and tequila shots.  Especially on a weekday.  Whoops...  Needless to say I had a blast.  I think.  hah.  

Me and the bif (that's short for boyfriend) went out to celebrate my friend Jazzy's (yes that's her real nick name - how cool right?) Birthday!  We went to Red Martini a new place in Atlanta that used to be Peachtree Tavern.  Sad.  So many memories at the Peachtree Tavern. 19 year old Ady loved that place.  Home to many a Brave (our baseball team) and Georgia Tech frat daddies.  Oh the days of fake ids and beer pong I mean studying at libraries.  #sorrymom But I'll get back on track.  Red Martini is pretty legit.  They have flaming sushi.  I mean seriously.  It comes out ON FIRE!  Insert heavenly emoji hands here and ahhhhhh angel sounds.  Bonus.  They have hookah.  

I'm far from a fashion blogger but I fell so in love with this kimono from Anthro and heart tote from Kate Spade that I had to share.  They literally came in the mail and went straight on my body and out I went. Byeeee.  I blame the pregame for this mini photo shoot.  Probably why the vodka is still in my hand in photo 4.  hah who am I kidding... it was in my hand on all the other photos too.  Soooo cheers to new outfits!  Whoop.  

Just a fun way to scare your friends via SnapChat on their Birthday.... (btw shameless promo here Verbal Gold Blog is now on Snap Chat!!! OH SNAP!  So add us betches!)

Sadly this is the best photo we took all night.... drunk eyes and a half smile.  Models I tell ya.

Wanna see more of this snap chat video (you really don't) but it's over on my insta haha This is what it looks like when you think you're taking an action shot photo but instead it turns out to be a video... whoops.

Bros love heart totes


xo Ady
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