Friday, November 25, 2016

Five on Friday: November 25, 2016


1. Thanksgiving Blessings

I hope you all had a wonderful, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving day with your family & friends! I'm so very thankful for my family, having my mom as my mom & best friend, being an aunt, the planner community and the amazing friends I've met through it, the health of my family, friends, and myself, and my wonderful job working with children. Working with children is my passion and my dream job and I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity to do so.


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2. Welcome, nephew A

On Sunday, I became an aunt for the 10th time. Being an aunt is truly the best blessing. I have 7 nephews and 3 nieces whom I love, treasure, and adore. They are my pride and joy and I'm so very blessed to be their aunt and to have them in my life.

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3. Balayage Hair

I really want to do this to my hair. I've really only cut my hair, straightened it professional and had Keratin treatments done to my hair in my (almost 30) years of living. I really want to change it up a bit and I saw this on Instagram one day.
This is what it looks like:
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4. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

I've been so excited for this to come out on Netflix and today is the day. I haven't seen every single episode of Gilmore Girls (it's on my to watch list to watch it from the beginning-end in order) but I've seen a lot of episodes and I love the relationship between the mother and daughter.

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5. Quotes & Funnies

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: November Edition



1. What We're Eating This Week:

Monday: Outback. I treated my step-dad and mom to dinner to celebrate my step-dad's birthday.
Tuesday: Grilled sausage, my step-dad's famous potatoes (so delicious), cauliflower
Wednesday: Salmon & Salad
Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast
Friday: Left-overs

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2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

Three years ago when my brother, SIL, nephews J & N came down to visit for Thanksgiving! We had the best time with them. We played lots of games, went to a Christmas lights show, celebrated Thanksgiving, went shopping, watched Christmas movies, and my nephews helped me put up and decorate the small tree I put up in my room. My brother, nephews, and I also went to the park and had an epic game of hide and go seek!

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3. What I'm Loving...

My family! Everyday I thank God for blessing me with the family I have. I just wish that I got to see my family more. The majority of my family live in NY where I was born & raised. I have 10 amazing nephews & nieces whom I adore with all of my heart & soul. I am a super proud auntie and being an aunt is my greatest joy and blessing.

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4. What I've Been Up To...

I've been dealing with bad insomnia for the past month and a half as well as aches and pains due to lack of sleep. I have recently started substituting and I love it. I have 4 more substitute jobs planned for December. I love being in the classroom with the students and gaining hands on experience. Working with children has always been my passion from a young age. I used to baby sit my younger cousins a lot and besides from working as a customer service representative, all of my job and volunteer experiences have been with children: daycare, Summer camp, after school care, working with kids with disabilities, volunteering, and substituting).

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5. What I'm Dreading...

Having to get my tonsils taken out in December.

6. What I'm Working On...

Upcoming blog posts.

7. What I'm Excited About...

A road trip with my planner friends to a fun planner event!!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: All of my regular TV shows including the new show that just premiered last week, Shooter on USA Network which stars Ryan Phillipe (one of my celeb crushes as a teenager) and is a spin-off from the movie Shooter which Mark Wahlberg (my favorite actor) starred in. I'm also watching lots of Christmas movies!
Reading: All I Want For Christmas -Jenny Hale

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9. What I'm Listening To...

Christmas music!!

I'm loving the new Christmas CD by Brett Eldredge. I'm also loving the following Christmas albums from previous years: Kenny Chesney, Nashville Cast, Glee Cast, Hanson, Idina Menzel, Jessie James Decker, and many more. I love Christmas music!!

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10. What I'm Wearing...

It just recently started to get cold where I live so I'm starting to wear long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and wraps.

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

One day I'm having a girls day out with my mom and one day is going to be a lazy day which will include watching lots of Christmas movies!

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12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

My niece/God-daughter O turns 11, a planner conference with friends, the holiday season, Christmas Eve & Christmas, my birthday & New Year's Eve, local planner meet up.

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13. What Else Is New...

I became an aunt for the 10th time this weekend. I now have 7 nephews and 3 nieces. Welcome to the world, nephew A!

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Bonus Question:

What's Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Enjoying quality time with family, eating a wonderful & delicious meal, and watching the Thanksgiving Day parade!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Five on Friday: November 18th, 2016


1. Insomnia & Sickness

For the past month, I've had severe insomnia. I wake up about 5-10 times an hour every hour. I haven't had a full night's sleep in over a month. I've also been dealing with lots of aches & pains due to not being able to sleep. This week, I also have a stomach virus on top of everything else. I just want to feel better and be able to sleep through the night again.

2. Substituting

I recently started substituting and I love it. I really enjoy working with the children and being in the classroom. I am so grateful and blessed to have this opportunity and it has been a wonderful experience!

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3. Planner Event with Friends

Next month, I'm attending a planner conference with some of my friends whom I've met through the planner community and I'm so excited. It sounds like it's going to be one fun and jam packed weekend!

^Photo of my 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner^

4. Christmas Sweater

A shop that sells Mets t-shirts, hats, and other items has come out with the most perfect David Wright  Christmas sweater and I'm really hoping that I can get my hands on one.

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That's all I've got for today. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Four Things Survey

4 Jobs I've Had:
1. Babysitter
2. Customer service representative
3. Daycare worker
4. After-school child care worker
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4 Movies I've Watched More Than Once:
1. Love & Basketball
2. All of the Scream movies
3. Now & Then
4. Hocus Pocus

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4 Books I Would Recommend:
1. The Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo
2. The Girl On The Train -Paula Hawkins
3. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour -Morgan Matson
4. The Time Traveler's Wife -Audrey Niffenegger

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4 Places I Have Been (In the last 3 years):
1. Long Island, NY
2. South Carolina
3. Lake George, NY
4. New York City

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4 TV Shows I Watch:
1. Chicago PD
2. Chicago Fire
3. Chicago Med
4. Pitch

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4 Things I'm Looking Forward To This Year:
1. Celebrating all of the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Eve
2. My niece/God-daughter's birthday
3. Planner conference with some of my planner friends
4. Celebrating my birthday

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4 Favorite Vegetables:
1. Potatoes
2. Broccoli
3. Carrots
4. Cauliflower

4 Shows I Watched Faithfully From Beginning To End:
1. Dawson's Creek
2. One Tree Hill
3. Rookie Blue
4. Parenthood

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4 Places I Want To Visit Inside The US:
1. Nashville, TN
2. California
3. Rosemary Beach, Florida
4. The Mall of America

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4 Places I Want To Visit Outside The US:
1. All of the Caribbean islands
2. Italy
3. Ireland
4. Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

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4 Random Things I'm Thinking About:
1. I need to start Christmas shopping.
2. I wish Halloween was always a day off, like other holidays.
3. I want coffee but I know if I drink it now, I will be up all night.
4. I love Kate Voegele's new CD.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: October Edition



1. What I'm Eating This Week...

Monday: Steak, veggies, baked potatoes
Tuesday: Chick-Fil-A
I'm not sure about the rest of the week

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

My weekend trip to NY last October to visit family. I spent quality time with my nieces & nephews. I watched the Mets in the World Series with my nephews, brother, and dad. I also went trick or treating with my niece/God-daughter O, attended my niece A's soccer game and attended my nephews J & N's football games! It was such a fun and special weekend.

3. What I'm Loving...

My family, being an aunt, spending quality time with my mom, attending planner meet ups & hanging out with my planner friends!

4. What I've Been Up To...

Earlier this month, Hurricane Matthew hit us. We didn't have damage except for our streets flooding and a piece of siding come off the house. However, a lot of surrounding areas weren't as lucky. My mom had a birthday this month and I love when I get to celebrate her and dote on her. Last week, I had a 48 hour stomach virus and I was home sick on Thursday & Friday. This week, my dad has a birthday and on Monday, it's Halloween!

5. What I'm Dreading...

Nothing that I can think of.

6. What I'm Working On...

I'm trying to get back into my reading mode. I haven't read a book in a while and that is not like me at all. I'm also trying to get better at blog posting as well.

7. What I'm Excited About...

I can't wait to see the movie, The Girl on The Train. I absolutely loved the book and the trailer for the movie looks awesome!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading...

Watching: All of my regular Fall TV shows & Bloodline on Netflix
Reading: I just started The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott

9. What I'm Listening To...

Ryan Star, Michael Buble, Jana Kramer, Andy Grammer, Brett Dennen, Justin Timberlake

10. What I'm Wearing...

The usual... shirts, jeans/pants, sneakers.

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

Getting some things done around the house and relaxing!

12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

Thanksgiving

13. What Else Is New...

I think that I've covered everything.

Bonus Question:

What's Your Favorite Halloween Tradition?

As a kid, it was decorating for Halloween with my mom and trick or treating with my mom, friends, and my friend's moms and then coming home and eating pizza and some candy and watching Hocus Pocus.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday to my amazing mom!


You are my life's greatest blessing. I'm so blessed to be your daughter and I'm so lucky and thankful to have you as my best friend.

You have been a constant source of support, love, encouragement, and inspiration in my life. I love all of the many inside jokes and special memories we share together.


I'm so very thankful for all of the fun times we've shared together as I grew up and the wonderful memories we continue to make every day. I cherish all of the time we spend together. I'm forever grateful that we have such a special bond and friendship.


I hope your birthday is amazing as you are, Mom. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. You are truly my hero and I'm so blessed to have you in my life as my mom and my best friend. Here's to many more birthdays and wonderful memories spent together! I love you so very much!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Currently...

Reading... I have been slacking big time in the reading department. I'm hoping to get back on track but there is definitely no way that I will be completing my goal of reading 75 books this year. I'm hoping to at least make it to 50.

Listening To... Ryan Star, Jana Kramer, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt

Watching... All of the new Fall TV shows that have started, including the new TV show, Pitch! I've been longing for a good television show about baseball for a long time and I'm so glad there is one on TV now. Pitch is focused on Ginny Baker, the first woman to play in the Major Leagues. It is a great story and the acting is great. One of my first celebrity crushes from when I was little, Mark Paul Gosselaar (he played Zack Morris on Saved by The Bell) is in the show and it's great to see him back on TV.

Eating... All things Pumpkin!

Drinking... Aside from my daily iced coffee that I make at home, I've been drinking lots of water, orange juice, and sparkling water.

Wanting... To see my family in New York. It's hard to go months without seeing them and spending quality time with them.

Wishing... My nephew MW a wonderful and happy 2nd birthday.

Loving... Spending quality time with my mom.

Needing... Getting back on track with blog posting, reading, and catching up on some other things.

Buying... Birthday gifts for family members.

Feeling... Accomplished. Due to Hurricane Matthew, the schools were closed Wednesday-Friday last week and all of this week and I've gotten a lot of things to done to help my mom out around the house and stuff I needed to do as well.

Excited For... Celebrating my Mom's birthday next week and two planner meet-ups I have coming up.