Friday, February 28, 2014

February 2014 Happy/Loved List

February 2014 Happy/Loved List:

+ my nephew’s 10th birthday ; I’ve been an aunt for a decade!
+Brother R's birthday
+ my furbaby Davey Eli turned 6 on Valentine’s Day
+ spending quality time with my mom
+ receiving a Valentine’s Day teddy bear in the mail from my dad
+ purchasing a really bright colored, chevron pattern shower curtain
+ great new music by Kimberly Caldwell
+ watching a movie for the first time that I really enjoyed. It had one of my favorite actors in it.
+ making Valentine’s Day cards for my nieces & nephews
+ Facetiming with my sister & her family
+ receiving my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for February
+ winning a Thirty One thermal lunch tote from a blog giveaway
+ receiving my February charm bracelet from Willabee & Ward
+ receiving my first product to review from Bzzagent
+ watching lots of Law & Order: SVU re-runs
+ purchasing & reading some great books
+receiving a Colgate Optic White Voxbox from Influenster (I really love these products!)

I hope you all had a wonderful February and I hope March is amazing for you.

^I love this quote & all of the colors^

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Colgate Optic White Voxbox from Influenster Review

Colgate Optic White Toothbrush & Built In Whitening Pen Voxbox Review


I received the Colgate Optic White Voxbox from Influenster. 
It included the toothbrush with a built in whitening pen and the whitening toothpaste. 

I used it for the first time a few minutes ago and I can already see it working. It not only works but it leaves my teeth feeling clean, healthy, and it leaves them looking super shiny.

These products were so simple and easy to use.

Here's how to use it (as per the directions on the card):

Brush: brush as you normally would with your toothpaste (I used the whitening toothpaste they included in the Voxbox)

Whiten: turn dial at bottom of pen and apply gel. It takes only seconds to apply and adhere to your teeth. No waiting, no rinsing.

Go: Store pen inside brush

This is the how it works section from the card they sent me with information about how to use the products:
"Our advanced whitening formula in the whitening pen goes beyond surface stains to deeply whiten teeth. So you can get whiter teeth in just 2 days."

I absolutely love this product. I rate it 5/5 stars and I'm going to continue using these products and buy more of them in the future.

I'm so glad I was picked for this VoxBox. Thank you, Influenster! =)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

If you really knew me...

I've seen this on a bunch of different blogs and it seems like it would make a fun blog post.


IF YOU REALLY KNEW ME....


you would know that my family means everything to me


you would know that I'm an extremely proud aunt to 8 amazing nephews & nieces



you would know that being an aunt is my favorite thing in the world



you would know that I constantly miss my family in NY & living in NY everyday



you would know that you can frequently find me with my nose in a book


you would know that I love getting fun things in the mail


you would know that I absolutely love dogs & cats


you would know that I can't watch those stop animal cruelty commercials on TV without crying


you would know that I absolutely love watching my favorite TV shows


you would know that I watch way too many re-runs of Law & Order: SVU


you would know that I am obsessed with sports


you would know that my favorite sport to watch and attend games is baseball


you would know that my all time favorite athlete is David Wright


you would know that I love to journal and write


you would know that I love to scrapbook


you would know that I can spend hours in bookstores, Target, & craft stores

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip


Monday Morning Gossip for 2/24/14

I spent Saturday at home just resting and taking it easy. I have a sinus infection and Saturday was my second day on antibiotics. I did some scrapbooking and I finished the scrapbook of my nephew that I was working on. The rest of the day I just layed around and watched TV and movies because I wasn't feeling too good. I also finished reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. It was a great book but it was also really sad. The highlight of my day on Saturday was Facetiming with my sister, nephew M, niece O, and my fur-nephews Boomer and Scout. It was a lovely surprise and a special treat.

On Sunday, I went to church in the morning with my mom and afterwards we went out to eat at PF Changs. Afterwards, we went to the bookstore and I got two books for my nephew for his birthday (I have 5 nephews & 3 nieces) and I got two books for myself. Before heading home for the day, we stopped and had ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. My mom and I spent the rest of the day resting and watching Lifetime movies. This was the first day in a while since I had been out due to being sick so it knocked me out. I'm feeling about 70% better today though.

Sunday Social (A day late)



1. What is your favorite breakfast food?
I have a yogurt every day. I also like to eat a granola bar.

2. What is the best way to spend a free day?
Laying around reading, spending time on the computer, watching TV/movies, and snuggling with my furbabies.

3. If you had an airline ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would visit the Caribbean again. I loved it there. If I had to visit a new place, it would be Hawaii.

4. You can only leave the house with one thing...what is it?
My purse which has everything I need in it.

5. How do you take your coffee?
I always drink iced coffee even in the winter. If I go to Starbucks, I usually get a caramel macchiato. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

it's just a little crush...

Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I decided to do a post about my celebrity "crushes" as a fun little blog post.

1. David Wright (favorite athlete who I've had the pleasure of meeting twice)
One of my favorite things to do is going to Mets games.

2. JJ Redick (second favorite Athlete who I started watching when he was a freshman at Duke)
I've seen him play in 3 NBA games and one college tournament.


3. Eric Decker (one of the stars of Eric & Jessie: Game On & NFL player)
I'm so excited that he was traded to the Jets!

4. Josh Duhamel (actor)


5. Sean Faris (actor)

6. Paul Wesley (Actor)


7. Jake Owen (Country singer)


8. Luke Bryan (Country singer)

9. Kenny Chesney (Country singer)

10. Mark Wahlberg (Actor)



Who is/are your celebrity crush(es)?

Pop Sugar Must Have Box (February)

I received my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for February. I wasn't as impressed with this box as I was with January so I'm hoping that I will love the March Box.


Here are the items I received in my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for February 2014. 

Products I received

February Pop Sugar Must Have Box

I didn't like this product.

I was happy to receive this product.

This candle smells amazing.

I didn't really like this color so I gave it to my mom who likes it.

I'm not a fan of cinnamon candy but my mom is so I gave this to her.
I also received a coupon to buy something on their website and I will be using that.

This color was way too dark for me, so I gave it to my mom.

This body wash smells fantastic and I'm excited to use it.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 2/10/14


On Saturday, I had the day off from work. I made Valentine's Day cards for my nieces and nephews. I also cleaned my bathroom. I spent some time on the computer, reading my book, hanging out with my mom, and I watched two movies that I had recorded on my DVR.

On Sunday, I went to church in the morning with my mom and then I ran some errands and got lunch before work at 1:30. I worked until 7 and it was pretty busy. I had takeout hibachi for dinner and I watched the figure skating from the Olympics from the night before.

Sunday Social (a day late)


1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?
These movies would be great to watch: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Safe Haven.

2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?
I love to catch up on my DVRed shows. As for movies: Life As I Know It, Four Brothers, Safe Haven.

3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you're sick?
I love to watch Law & Order: SVU reruns.

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
That Awkward Moment

5. What are your top three favorite movies or tv shows?
Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, Law & Order: SVU

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 2/3/2014

I spent Saturday at home just relaxing and enjoying my day. I finished making my coupon binder in the hopes that I will start using coupons more and saving money where I can on groceries, stores, etc. I also finished the book I was reading, started catching up on my DVR, spent time with my furbabies, and I also talked to my dad on the phone.

On Sunday, I went shopping with my mom. I didn't buy a whole lot though which is good. I brought stickers to decorate my nieces and nephews Valentine's Day cards and I also brought stickers to give to them. I got Star Wars stickers for one of my nephews, Marvel Superheros for two of my other nephews, Hello Kitty stickers for one of my nieces, and puppy stickers for another of my nieces. I didn't send my youngest nephew stickers because he's only 1 1/2. Next weekend, I want to go to Target & Barnes and Noble because I have coupons for B&N. I treated my mom to lunch at Red Robin. Then at night, I watched the Superbowl with my mom and step-dad. I was so disappointed that the Broncos didn't win and that it was such a blowout. It was a pretty boring game.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

January 2014 Happy/Loved List

I'm going to write my first post of February, about the things that made me happy and that I loved in January. I'm going to try and do this for every month this year. Hopefully, I will remember.

January 2014 Happy/Loved List:

+ keeping my tree up all month long (I was away for the holidays)
+ receiving my first Pop Sugar Must Have Box
+ quality time with my mom
+ snuggles with my furbabies
+ celebrating my birthday (a little late due to being away) with my mom
+ football playoffs
+ that the Denver Broncos are in the Superbowl
+ catching up on Christmas movies I recorded while I was away
+ ordering & receiving my 2014 Erin Condren planner
+ reading some great books
+ seeing That Awkward Moment at the movies
+ the song Riot by Mandy Rain
+ new episodes of my favorite TV shows
+ snow days

I hope your January was wonderful and I hope that you have a very happy and wonderful February!


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