Sunday Social

30 December 2012 6 comments

Since I'm not on my own computer right now I won't be doing a Christmas post yet because I don't have any of my pictures to show ya! So lets get on with Sunday Social because it isn't a Sunday without it :)

What is the best New Years Eve's you've had?

I can't pinpoint just one but when I was little it was always nice because we always did stuff as a family, went to the movies, had dinner, played games etc. I love having chill New Years Eve!

Are you doing anything for NYE and if so what?

I'm sure yet! I have a couple things I could do but haven't picked one yet!

Name a book we should all read come January

I haven't finished it yet but I'm loving Christmas At Tiffany's by Karen Swan. It looks like it will be a fluffy chick book but it is quite good and more serious then it looks.

What are you New Year's Resolutions?

I don't make resolutions because I find when you make them you make them! So I just don't make any because who wants to feel like a quitter!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Almost 2013 Can't believe it!! 

Merry Christmas!

25 December 2012 No comments

Merry Christmas from my house to yours! I hope you're all having a great day! 


Sunday Social

23 December 2012 1 comment

Another Sunday means another Sunday Social! 

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Strawberry! I know it is kinda boring but I LOVE it!

2. What is your favorite smell?
Pine trees! Freshly cut grass, pavement after it rains when it was been really hot

3. What is your favorite TV commercial? (Past or present)
Hmmm I'm really not a commercial girl but I love the one right now where the kid Sam has moved to a new house and he is trying to make sure Santa knows where he lives now, it is a Canadian Tire commercial I think

4. What is your favorite day of the week?
I love Friday, it is last work day and then you have your weekend to do what you want to do and you can just relax come Friday night!

5. What is your favorite way to waste time?
Probably going on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram

6. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Hmmm that is a good question I'm not sure I can arrow it down! I love all my Michael Kors and I have a lace shirt from Forever 21 that I LOVE so we will go with that! haha

I hope everyone is ready for Christmas now and if not that you dont' have much left! I plan on trying to post something tomorrow but I'm not sure yet! If I have gotten something ready in advance I will so we will see and of course I will probably take a few days after Christmas for a break! So MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!


Friday Letters

21 December 2012 4 comments

The Christmas Edition

Dear Family, thanks for being so awesome! I don't know what I would do without them and in the spirit of the holidays I just want to make sure they know how important they are to me. Thanks for being there for happy times, sad times and everything in between. Love you xo

Dear Christmas, Thank you for being my favorite time of year and season! So glad you're here!

Dear Blogger Friends, thanks for your friendship and readership. I never thought I would get into blog like have and really be enjoying it. You're all amazing people who have a lot to give to this world and I know you will all do great things.

Dear Mother Nature, I know I mainly complain about snow but I wouldn't mind if you could give us some for Christmas. Thank You!

Hope you're all having a great Friday! xoxo

It's Okay Thursday

20 December 2012 2 comments

Today, I'm linking up with Amber and Neely for It's Okay Thursday! We are getting so close to Christmas now! I love it, I love everything about Christmas! The family time, food, drinks, friends, presents (giving and getting), decorations, EVERYTHING! Christmas has been and I think will always be a special time of year for my family. We all have fond memories and love the whole season. When you're young you love the day and luckily once you get older you can love the whole season and enjoy everything everything leading up to the day and even the after. Who doesn't love relaxing on Boxing Day or the day after!? One of my favorite times for relaxing on the couch! I hope you're all ready for Christmas holidays! If you have more to do I hope you get it done quickly and enjoy everything you can :) Now onto the link up!

It's okay.....

-that I'm totally not stressing over anything about Christmas because I'm totes ahead of the game this year on most stuff
-that I haven't made my peppermint patties yet
-that I laid around in bed late!
-that I'm spending the afternoon with my little woman Quinn! 
-that my heart is still filled with sadness about those sweet little babies
-that I'm totally ahead on blogs posts! Got drafts for days!

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

Oh, How Pinteresting!

19 December 2012 2 comments

This week I'm linking up with Michelle from The Vintage Apple for oh, how pinteresting! I think it is a great link up because who doesn't love to see what people are loving on Pinterest! You can find me on Pinterest Here :)

Hope you're all have a great Wednesday! Less than a week till Christmas! LOVE IT!!

A Blogger Day of Silence

18 December 2012 No comments

Sending Prayers and Love

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hocksprung, 47
Madeline Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

Hey That's Pin-tastic!

17 December 2012 6 comments
Again this week I'm linking up with the lovely Ashley Paige over at I Love You More Than Carrots for Hey That's Pin-tastic! I'm revisiting an old Pinterest project because I made new ones for my friends for Christmas so I wanted to share them with you all! If you follow my blog/Pinterest you know I have a thing for wreaths! I have made ribbon and yarn ones so far but I want to make many many more! Sadly there is only so many places to hang a wreath and yes I know make them for others (which I do) but I love them so much I don't like giving them away! haha

Anyways, lets move on to the crafts! These are two wired ribbon wreaths I have made! I made them for my friends Danielle and Tiana for Christmas presents! If you search wreaths on Pinterest you will get many many of these and they are really easy and not that time consuming!

For this you will need: foam wreath form, wired ribbon (I would say at least 3 different ones unless you're doing it in one all over pattern) and straight pins. All these things are found at your local craft store!

I should have taken pictures of the steps I did but I forgot so here are some directions! I first cover my wreath form in a solid ribbon so you don't see the white or green of the form, just a quick wrap around just using the straight pins to secure it. Then cut your wired ribbon into strips I normally make mine about 5 inches long but you can do shorter if you want or longer if you're making a bigger wreath. Then you just start looping your ribbons and attaching them with the straight pins!

When you're done you will have something like this!

A Blogger Day of Silence

15 December 2012 No comments
To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help:

Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to: 

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.


Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

The Blog World 

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Thanks to lovely girls who organized this

It's Okay Thursday!

13 December 2012 No comments

It's Okay....

-that I'm doing this at almost midnight!
-that I didn't get done what I wanted to today but snuggling with my new cousin Clara was way more important!
-that I watched Les Mis on PBS instead of making my peppermint patties
-that I'm already making plans to see Les Mis at the movies on Christmas day! 
-that I know I'm obsessed with Les Mis! I have been for years! (near had a heart attack when I saw at West End London, cried through much of it!)
-that I'm uber excited to see Danielle and Tiana this Saturday!
-that I plan on visiting babies a lot next week! Cameron, Clara, Riley, Quinn!!
-that I can't wait for Christmas! 

Tunes Tuesday!

11 December 2012 No comments
Here is some more lovely Christmas music for your enjoyment!

Happy Monday!?

10 December 2012 No comments
Yes I know happy and Monday just don't go together! Anyways, I don't really have anything for you today because I didn't get any Pinterest projects done yet! I will have lots soon because I'm starting my Christmas baking on Wednesday so I'm sure something will come from that! Fear not I will have lots for you!

Now, I don't think I mentioned this yet but my family is two cousins bigger now! My cousin Amy had a beautiful little boy Cameron! And my cousin Nicole had an adorable little girl Clara! I'm so excited because I get to have baby/infant snuggles again! I met Cameron last week and he was just perfect loved his auntie Britt! This Thursday I'm going to meet Clara! I have seen some pictures of her and she is so beautiful I can't wait to go and see her! Anyways here is me and my new boyfriend Cameron! Love him!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday! 


Sunday Social!

09 December 2012 2 comments
Hey Everyone! Sorry I wasn't around the last couple of days but I was feeling rather under the weather so spending most of the day resting was on the top of my list because really who has time at this time of year to be sick! Now it is time for another Sunday Social with Ashley and Neely! Also, Welcome to my new followers! Thank You!

Favorite Holiday TV Specials/Movies?

I like the musical specials that get shown like Blake Shelton's, Michael Buble's etc

Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?

I haven't done much this year, I made some crafts and cookies for the church but I always try to do a little something

Favorite toy received as a child for the holidays?

Barbies! And the year I got my Barbie Doll house with the elevator!

What was your must have item in high school for the holidays?

Hmmmm probably CDs, I always had a long list of music I wanted

Item you begged for the most and never got?

I can't think of anything, Santa was always good to me

What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?

On Christmas Eve, my mom's side of the family all comes to our house for a Potluck before everyone heads to church or their next holiday stop, then we go for a drive to see all the lights, then it is time to open one present and then relax for the rest of the evening :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

Leibster Award and Thanks!

05 December 2012 8 comments

Yesterday I got a lovely surprise when Meg told me she had nominated for a Liebster Award! I know I have been nominated before but it makes me so happy when I know there are more people then my close friends and family reading my blog. Also that someone likes it enough to nominate it/me for an award. Thanks so much Meg, you really made me feel special :)

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

If you receive the award, there are a few rules to follow... 

1) Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves 

2) Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked 

3)Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate 

4) They must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post 

5)Bloggers must be notified of their award! 

6) No tag backs! 

11 Facts About Me: 

1. i believe that even when someone in your life passes they are still with you and will let you know they are still with you. Example when I'm thinking about my Nanny (my mom's mom who passed when I was 8) her picture I have in my bedroom will knock itself down. 

2. i have some of the most amazing friends I could find over the internet. 

3. i have taken up watching beauty youtube videos. Talia Joy who is only 13/14 has some of the best make up tutorials and she is an amazing little girl! 

4. i will still watch Newlyweds Nick and Jessica because I loved them together. 

5. i don't it when people are flaky! 

6. i want to be a mom one day but nowhere near ready for that. 

7. i have a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio since I was like 10, so he is my longest relationship ;) 

8. new York City is my favorite place in the world. 

9. if i could only listen to one genre of music it would country 

10. my favorite movie is Dirty Dancing i could watch it everyday 

11. i want to marry blake shelton 


What is your biggest guilty pleasure? 

Probably boybands! I love them! All started back in the day with New Kids then Backstreet Boys and Take That! Now I do love me some of the Wanted but forever the top spot in my heart with be Backstreet Boys! I love those guys and they have bought some amazing people into my life.

If you could travel one place in time where would you go?

I think I would go to the 50's because I really love that era and I could go and see Elvis which would make my life!

Can you tell me about one of your favorite blogs?

Why yes I can! One of my very favorite blogs is Confessions of a Twenty Something which is run by Pink Lou Lou. I have to say she is one of the main reasons I started blogging again. Her blog is funny, real, informative, awesome, etc etc I love it and everyone should check it out! She was also nice enough to guest blog here for me! I love her! 

Did you buy a Powerball ticket for the $550 million jackpot?!
No I didn't because I'm not in the States, I rarely remember to buy lotto tickets!

What are your top name choices for your next baby or pet?!  (I probably won't steal them!;)
I don't plan on having a baby soon so I don't know what my top baby names would be I do like Olivia and Jacob though. Pets name hmm Don't plan on getting one but I like Ollie and Sophie!

Are your holiday cards ordered?!  Is your tree up??!
Being mailed today! So yes they are! Yes all the trees are up expect for the real one which we will put up in a week or so :)

What's one thing you love about where you are from?
I love that I live close to the water, there is a nice beach about 10 minutes away and I don't think I could live anywhere else that I couldn't get to the ocean within 30 minutes

What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
When people wear black jeans and try to pass them off as dress pants! Drives me crazy lol

What is a favorite someecard that you've found??

Recommend a favorite children's book.  (From your childhood or that your kids like.)
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
All the Little Critter books
Berenstain Bear books

Where is your favorite place to shop online?
Forever 21! Good prices and ships quickly!

Okay so I Guess it is my turn now to nominate some people! Here is my list

And here are your questions!

1. If you could only leave the house with one make up product on what would be it?
2. What is your favorite holiday friend tradition?
3. What is your favorite good cry movie?
4. Do you do Christmas cards or Christmas emails?
5. Facebook or Twitter?
6. What is your all time favorite TV show?
7. If you could change your name what would you pick?
8. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
9. Do you watch Property Brothers or Buying and Selling? (PS I'm obsessed with the Scott Brothers)
10. What is your favorite homecooked meal?
11. What is on your Christmas list this year?

Again thank you Meg for the nomination!

Tunes Tuesday Christmas Edition Week 3

04 December 2012 2 comments
It is that time of the week again for Tunes Tuesday! This week for my Christmas Edition I'm featuring the Lovely Carrie Underwood! I love this girl and she is amazing so here are some of my favorite Christmas songs sung by Carrie :) Hope everyone is having a great week! xo

Hey That's Pin-tastic!

03 December 2012 7 comments

This week I decided to bake something again for my Pinterest project and boy did I pick a good one! I decided to make a Twix Bar Chocolate Pie! It was easy-ish but had more steps then I normally do with my baking because I had to make my own carmel filling and chocolate ganache! I was most worried about the carmel filling but I nailed it! I was scared to death I was going to burn it because it was not turning amber and I was like okay it is going to go some clear to burnt any second now! Luckily it didn't and turned out perfect! I honestly could have just had that and been happy! Also I had no idea how easy ganache was to make! YAY for fancy things being easy! Anyways everyone loved it! Super yummy and I suggest you try it :) Click here for recipe

To find me on Pinterest Click here

Hope you're having a great week :)

Also posting this to The Pinspirational Project!

Sunday Social!

02 December 2012 No comments

This week I'm once again linking up with Ashley and Neely! This week they start their holiday themed questions! So on with the show!

What is your favorite holiday season tradition?
I love all of our holiday traditions. The traditions we have are what makes Christmas for me. From our lights drives to the whole family coming over for Christmas Eve! I love everything about Christmas.

Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more then others? If so which one?
I watch the Santa Clause more that is for sure. It is my favorite Christmas movie! I could watch it everyday for the month of December!

What is your favorite holiday song?
I have too many to name I think! Everything Elvis sings is at the top though!

Show us your favorite decoration or pintest ones you wished you had.
My little tree! This is an awful blurry picture from last year but it is my favorite little Charlie Brown tree!

What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My mother's scotch cookies! Oh and her peanut butter balls!

What's on your list this year?
iPhone 5, books, clothes, Erin Condren planner

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Also welcome to my new followers!