Monday, June 30, 2014

June Happy/Loved List

June Happy/Loved List

+ Niece A's birthday
 + Nephew S' birthday
+1 year anniversary of getting our second cat, my furbaby, Pumpkin


+Booking my flight home to NY to visit my family in July-August
+ Talking to my dad & brother on Father's Day
+ Summer begins
+ Summer shows starting: Rookie Blue (one of my all time favorite shows), Chasing Life, Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Witches of East End, Real Housewives of NJ
+ Receiving my June Pop Sugar Must Have Box (my favorite box so far)
+ Receiving my Willabee & Ward charm bracelets for June & July
+Boating trips


+ Reading some great books
+ Watching the NY Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs & Stanley Cup Finals (I was so bummed they didn't win the Cup)
+ Organizing my room

Also notable: June was my last month working at the outlets center. I worked there Spring 2009-June 2011 and March 2012-June 2014.

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I hope you all had a wonderful June. I hope you all have an incredibly amazing July! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Sunday Social

1. What was your college major? Did you ever change majors?
I graduated with a bachelor of arts in English. However, I had two other majors. My first major was early childhood education and my second was recreation & sports management. Before I found the sports management major (which is what I wanted to stick with), I had already been in college a while. I would have had to be there for another 3-3 1/2 years if I stuck with that major. I switched to English because I got done in 3 semesters. The only classes I enjoyed as an English major were my creative writing classes and my class on Charles Dickens. My dream job is to work with kids as a kindergarten aid or a child's librarian.

2. What is the best purchase you've made lately?
I haven't been spending money lately. However, the best purchase someone made for me was my dad buying my ticket to come home to NY and visit my family for a month.

Personal Photo of me flying into New York

3. What is something silly we don't know about you and go...
I love children's movies.

4. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas with Halloween & Thanksgiving my second & third favorites

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5. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Drink my iced coffee
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things Part 2

I decided to write a few posts about some of my favorite things.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things (Part 2):

Favorite Actors:
-Josh Duhamel
-Paul Wesley
-Vince Vaughn
-Mark Wahlberg
-Christopher Meloni
-Adam Sandler
-Ben Affleck
-Sean Faris
-Matthew McConaughey
-Kevin Costner
-Ryan Reynolds
-Luke Perry
-Zac Efron

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Favorite Actresses:
-Katie Holmes
-Sophia Bush
-Nina Dobrev
-Kate Hudson
-Hilary Duff
-Hayden Panettiere
-Lea Michele
-Drew Barrymore
-Julia Stiles
-Jennifer Aniston
-Reese Witherspoon

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Favorite TV Shows (off the air):
-Dawson's Creek
-One Tree Hill
-Beverly Hills 90210
-Third Watch
-7th Heaven
-Saved By The Bell
-Friday Night Lights
-Full House

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Favorite TV Shows (currently on air):
I have a lot of favorite TV shows but here are a few:
-Rookie Blue
-The Vampire Diaries
-Blue Bloods
-Law & Order: SVU
-Grey's Anatomy
-Chasing Life
-Pretty Little Liars
-The Fosters
-Chicago PD
-Eric & Jessie
-Total Divas
-Dancing With The Stars
-Cougar Town

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Favorite Movies (I have a ton of favorite movies, but here are a few):
-Life As We Know It
-Safe Haven
-New Year's Eve
-Four Brothers
-The Town
-How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
-The Family Stone
-The Break Up
-The Romantics
-The Holiday
-Scream 1-4
-Billy Madison
-I Don't Know How She Does It
-Love & Basketball
-Remember The Titans
-First Daughter
-Dazed & Confused

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

I decided to write a few posts about some of my favorite things.

A little information about me before I begin this post:
My all time favorite "thing", blessing, in my life is my amazing and incredible family. I am an extremely proud aunt to 8 nieces and nephews. Being an aunt is the best!  I'm a loyal sister to the most awesome older siblings (I'm the baby of the bunch). I have two biological siblings who were great role models to have growing up and still are to this day and three step-siblings. I don't consider them step-siblings though because I'm very close with them, especially Christine, as she's one of my best friends. I'm a sister-in-law to my siblings husbands & wives. I'm a daughter & step-daughter. I am a niece to many aunts & uncles and a cousin to my many awesome cousins, a lot of whom I spent a lot of time with growing up and because of this, I have many wonderful memories from our years growing up together. I'm a furmama to 2 very adorable cats, Davey Eli & Pumpkin.

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I thank God everything day for blessing me with an incredible & wonderful family and for making me an aunt to the most amazing nieces & nephews.

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things (Part 1):

Favorite hobbies/things to do:
-Spending time with my amazing family
-Visiting my family & home state of New York
-Watching & attending sporting events, especially baseball games
-Reading books, magazines, & blogs
-Swimming & boating
-Watching my favorite TV shows & movies
-Listening to music
-Going to amusement parks & 
-Attending country music concerts

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Favorite places:
-Long Island, NY
-New York City
-Lake George, NY
-Turks & Caicos/the Caribbean
-Orlando, FL
-Montauk, NY

^Turks & Caicos in February of 2012^
Credit: Personal photo

Favorite Stores:
-Barnes & Noble
-Old Navy
-Hobby Lobby
-AC Moore
-Amazon (not technically a store but I shop on that site a lot)
-Bath & Body Works
-Kate Spade


Favorite Restaurants/Places To Eat:
-Parkside (restaurant in NY)
-Panera Bread
-Outback Steakhouse
-California Pizza Kitchen
-PF Changs
-Moe's Southwest Grill
-Local takeout hibachi place

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Favorite Foods:
-Pasta with chicken & broccoli/pasta in general
-My mom's cooking, especially her meatloaf, baked mac & cheese, tacos, sausage & peppers
-NY pizza, bagels, & Chinese food
-Panera's salad & bread
-Chick Fil A's grilled market salad

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Favorite Drinks:
-Iced coffee
-Strawberry flavored water
-Diet root beer
-Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frapp. 
-Chocolate milk
-Root beer float
-Mike's Hard Lemonade
-Malibu Bay Breeze

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Favorite Websites:
-Blogs I love to read
-Mets website


Favorite iPhone Apps:
-At Bat (Major League Baseball App)
-Team Stream

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What are some of your favorite things?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Things that annoy/bother me & things that I dislike

Things I Don't Like & Things that Annoy/Bother/Upset Me

*I wrote a few posts about things I like/love so I figured I would write a post like this*

-that I don't live in NY anymore

-being left out/ignored

-people making fun of other people/being mean to others

-paying bills

-when blogs I love don't get updated anymore

-having curly/frizzy hair

-when I finish a book I love because I want to keep reading
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-being in a middle or aisle seat on the airplane (I don't like being stuck in the middle and if I'm sitting in an aisle seat and fall asleep, I always get hit by people going up/down the aisles)

-getting delayed at the airport
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-Boston sports teams

-waking up early

-rap & heavy metal music

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-being sick

-nightmares/bad dreams

-hot, humid weather

-people texting/not paying attention while driving
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-loud noises

-TV show/book/movie spoilers

-when people don't text/call you back

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 6/23/14

In the morning, I got my summer haircut. I love that my mom went to beauty school for hair because she always gives me the best haircuts. In the afternoon, I went shopping for a few things I needed before I go to NY next month to visit my family and home state. I will be going for 4 weeks and I'm so excited and happy to have so much quality time with my family. I came home from shopping and watched the rest of the Mets & Yankees games.

^Summer haircut^

I spent the majority of the day boating with my mom and step-dad. We had a really fun time. The water was so refreshing! At night, my mom and I watched the series premiere of Rising Star and my picture was shown on TV on the wall of people who voted for that performer. I didn't see it but my mom did, so that was pretty cool.

^Collage of boating pictures from last year & this year^

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Sunday Social

1. What's your favorite scary movie?
The Scream movies

2. What is your favorite weird TV show you think no one else watches?
I don't really watch any weird TV shows. lol. 

3. What is the song you can sing all the words to without any music?
Every Kenny Chesney song. He is my favorite singer and I could listen to his music all day long.

4. What is your favorite book to re-read?
Any books by my favorite authors like Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, Lindsey Kelk, etc.

5. The one website you visit more times a day than others?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pop Sugar Must Have Box (June)

I received my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for June earlier this month and I absolutely loved it. This is my favorite box to date! The box for May was amazing as well.

Here are the items I received in my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for June 2014:

^Pop Sugar Must Have Box for June 2014^

^I loved the photo they used on the front of the information card. Palm tree paradise!^

^They changed the format of the information card. I like this format much better as you can see/read about all the products you're receiving in your box on the same pages.^

Emily Giffin's The One & Only
Retails for: $28
Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors so I was happy to see her new novel featured in the box. However, since she's one of my favorite authors, I have already purchased and read this book. It was an amazing book. I finished it in 4 days because I could not put it down. I'm going to give this copy to my friend, Nancy. The book came with a gold seal on the cover saying the book was signed, but I do not see a signature anywhere in the book, so that was disappointing.

One Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Kettle Potato Chips
Retails for: $2
These chips were so delicious. I ate them right after taking a picture of them. The BBQ flavor was so yummy. They have a few other flavors as well. The only problem is that I tried to find them in a store by me to purchase more but I couldn't find them in any store near me. I will be ordering them off their website. On their website, you get 24, 2 Ounce bags for $23.76.

Turkish-T Beach Towel
Retails for: $32
This is such a cute towel. It's a great length, very soft and comfortable and it's one of my favorite colors. This is going to be a great towel for me to take on the boat with me as well as trips to the pool and beach.

Lollies Basics Hair Ties
Retails for: $8
I think these are so cute! They aren't tight and you can wear them on your wrist with comfort and their so stylish. It says you can also wear them as headbands.

SachaJuan Shiny Citrus Body Lotion
Retails for: $24
This lotion smells fantastic. It has a lovely citrus scent that isn't overpowering. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking shiny (but not overly so). I will definitely be buying this lotion in the future.

You Smell Lemon Wet Wipes
Retails for: $6
These wipes are great. I use wipes like these a lot, especially during the hot summer months. I love the cute pack they came in and they work really well. I will definitely be buying these in the future.

"Special Extra": Native Union $15 Gift Card
This is the only item I didn't like. I checked out the website and I did not like any of the products. The majority of the items are $30+ as well, so you would need to spend more of your money than the gift card is actually worth.

This is my favorite box I've received so far this year. I loved every product (aside from the special extra in the June box) that I received in the May & June Pop Sugar Must Have Boxes. =)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday Tunes

Every Tuesday, I'm going to post songs/CDs/music artists that I'm loving. I'm also going to post a music highlight (song/album and/or artist) that I've been listening to a lot of that week. They will be a combination of both older songs/CDs/artists as well as current songs/CDs/artists.

Music Highlight of the Week:

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney is my all time favorite singer. I have seen him in concert 3 times. I have all of his CD's and I know all of his songs by heart. We went out on the boat recently and I spent the whole 2 1/2 boat ride, listening to Kenny and looking out at the water. I can't pick a favorite Kenny Chesney song because I honestly love every single one of his songs.

^ Kenny Chesney ; Credit: Pinterest^


Jake Owen's album, Days of Gold
Miranda Lambert's album, Platinum
Veronica Ballestrini's album, Flip Side

Artists I'm Loving:

Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Veronica Ballestrini, Sara Bareilles, We Are The In Crowd

^Jake Owen ; Credit: People Country/Pinterest^

Songs I'm Loving:

Next To Me -Glee Cast
Make It Through -Tyrone Wells
Like Jesus Does -Eric Church
It's Time -Imagine Dragons
Summer Girl -Jessica Andrews
Nine In The Afternoon -Panic! At The Disco
Home -OK Sweetheart
Story Of My Life -One Direction
Shake The Sugar Tree -Pam Tillis

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 6/16/14

 I spent the morning and early afternoon around the house, relaxing. I watched the afternoon baseball games and went on the computer for a while. I had a Chick-Fil-A Grilled Market Salad for an early dinner before work (that salad is the best, I could seriously eat it every day). I worked 5-10 and after work, I came home and crashed early. It was so busy at work because of a special promotion going on so I was really tired.

credit: The Daily

I called my dad for Father's Day and spent a while talking to him. Then I called my brother for Father's Day and I spent a while talking to him and my nephews J & N. After that, I read a few chapters in my book and caught up on a bunch of blogs. I made some pasta for lunch and then I took a shower and got ready for work. I worked 3-7 (normal shift is 1:30-7) but we needed double coverage because the special promotion was ending today and we knew it would be very busy, so I needed to wait until 3 to come in because there are only two computers to work on. It was a very busy 4 hours but it went by really quickly. I got a salad from Dairy Queen for dinner and my mom picked up an ice cream cake for Father's Day for my step-dad, so we came home and I had my salad and a piece of ice cream cake. I then watched the last 4 episodes of The Vampire Diaries that I had on my DVR. I can't believe the season ended the way it did! I was so shocked!!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Sunday Social

1. 4 Favorite iPhone Apps

Instagram, At Bat (MLB), Team Stream, Cuptakes

2. 4 Favorite Summer TV Shows

Rookie Blue (I'm obsessed with this show!), Pretty Little Liars, Chasing Life, The Fosters

^The cast of Rookie Blue ; Credit:^

3. 4 Things You Would Never Do

Root for Boston sports teams, swim with sharks, sing karaoke, touch/hold a snake

4. 4 Items you carry with your no matter what

iPhone, wallet, book/magazine, anti-bacterial gel


5. 4 Blogs we should follow

1- Kimberlee @
2.  Darci @
3. Caitlin @
4. Shay @