Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book/Reading Survey

Author you've read the most books from:
Probably Jodi Picoult

Currently reading:
The Hypnotist’s Love Story –Liane Moriarty

Drink of choice while reading:
Iced coffee or flavored water

E-reader or physical book?
Physical book.

Fictional character you would have probably dated in high school:
I’m not sure.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

Hidden gem book:
Hmm.. not sure about that.

Important moment in your reading life:
Finding the love of reading at a very early age.

Just finished:
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. It was really creepy at parts but very well written.

Kinds of books you won't read:
Science fiction

Longest book you've ever read:
The Harry Potter series

Major book hangover because of...
Whenever I finish reading one of the Kate Burkholder novels by Linda Castillo

Number of bookcases you own:
Two but I also have books in boxes.

One book you have read multiple times:
Not sure.

Preferred place to read:
In my bed or laying on a float in my brother’s pool.

Quote from a book you've read that inspires you:
“Because just one day with the people you love, no one can take away from you. And if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get more than one day. Maybe years – years and years of happiness.” 
From the novel: Not Without You by Harriet Evans

Reading regret:
A satire I had to read in high school: A Modest Proposal.

Series you started and need to finish:
I've finished them. I love reading series’

Three of your all-time favorite books:
House Rules –Jodi Picoult
The Husband’s Secret –Liane Moriarty
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? –Maria Semple

Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Any novels from my favorite authors.

Worst bookish habit:
Once I get sucked into a book, all I want to do is read

Your latest book purchase:
The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The last book that kept you up way late:
What Alice Forgot –Liane Moriarty

The Sunday Social

Sunday Social for 8/31/14

1. What is one thing you hate doing?


2. What is one thing you hate shopping for?


3. What is one thing you love doing?

Spending time with my family

4. What is one place you love going?

Barnes & Noble/any bookstore

5. What is your favorite thing that you do daily?

Reading (books/magazines/blogs)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 8/25/14

I spent the day deep cleaning my room. It looks great. I also watched the Yankees & Mets games and did some reading.

Credit: Pinterest

After spending the entire day cleaning on Saturday, I spent Sunday relaxing. I watched the Yankees & Mets games, organized my clothes drawers, read a lot, watched the season finale of Rising Star with my mom and I also watched last week's episode of Pretty Little Liars.

Credit: Pinterest

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Sunday Social

The Sunday Social for August 24th, 2014

1. What are you most looking forward to about fall?

My nephew being born in October.

2. What is your favorite sports team?

New York Mets

^Mets game I attended this summer; Credit: Personal photo^

3. If you could go back to college, is there one thing you would change?

No, not really.

4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or College

The creative writing courses I took in high school & college.

5. Reach into your purse. What is the first thing you grab?

My wallet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pop Sugar Must Have Box (August)

Here is what I received in my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for August:

Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel
Retails for: $22
This smells so good. I haven't used this yet but if it's half as good as it smells it will be awesome.

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip
Retails for: $22
I love this color. This is a special edition lip shade made to celebrate Pop Sugar Must Have's second birthday.

Paddywax Ocean Tide & Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle
Retails for: $10
This candle smells amazing, just like the ocean. The jar it comes in is very pretty as well.

Goodbyn Purple Meal & Dipper Set
Retails for: $8
I love eating veggies and dip and this container is perfect for that. I like the color as well.

The Mason Jar Cookie Company Celebrate!
Retails for: $12
The information on the card says: "Make any celebration even more festive with your mason jar cookie mix. Just add butter and an egg to this premeasured baking mix for a delicious treat." I think this is such a cool idea.

Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat's Eye
Retails for: $50
I don't wear necklaces as I don't like wearing things around my neck. If Pop Sugar puts jewelery in their box, I'd rather it be a charm bracelet or a pretty ring. However, my mom likes this, so I will be giving it to her. Pop Sugar also included a coupon for the Kendra Scott website.

Special Extra from thinkThin:
thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar
I love protein bars and I haven't tried this one yet so I'm excited to. I love the fact that it has 20 grams of protein and no sugar!

I really enjoyed this month's box. The body wash & the candle are my two favorites in this month's box but I like everything except for the necklace.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Sunday Social (Catching Up Part 2)

Part 2 of Sunday Social catch up

Sunday Social for July 27th:

1. 3 favorite songs right now?

Flora-Bama -Kenny Chesney
Girls Chase Boys -Ingrid Michaelson
All About You -Hilary Duff

2. 3 favorite movies that remind you of summer?

The Sandlot, Dazed & Confused, Now & Then

^The Sandlot ; Credit:^

3. 3 favorite articles of clothing you own?

My Yankees & Mets t-shirts, striped dress from Target, & my comfy loungewear/PJs

4. 3 items on your wish list?

Feline Meow shirt, new cell phone case, NY Giants & Jets Alex & Ani bracelets

^Feline Meow shirt ; Credit: Ebay^

5. 3 books you would recommend to someone

House Rules -Jodi Picoult
The Pact -Jodi Picoult
Gone Girl -Gillian Flynn

Sunday Social for August 3rd:

1.  Gum or mints?


2. Tea or coffee?

Iced coffee (even in Winter)

3. Fruits or veggies?

I enjoy both but I enjoy fruits more.

4. TV or movies?

I love both but if I had to choose it would be TV.

5. Candles or diffusers?

I like both but I would have to choose candles.

Sunday Social for August 10th:

1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn't there?

I don't know because I don't have Netflix.

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio?

Captain Jack by Billy Joel

3. Your favorite song to sing loudly in the car?

Any song by Kenny Chesney

4. What movie/TV show do you quote the most?

One Tree Hill or Dawson's Creek

5. One silly thing you do daily?

It's not really silly but I look at pictures of my family that don't live near me and that I miss everyday

The Sunday Social (Catching Up Part 1)

In this post, I'm catching up on some of the Sunday Social posts I missed while I was away. I will be making another post to catch up as well.

Sunday Social for July 6th:

1. What is your favorite genre of music? 


2. What is your favorite genre of movies? 

Romantic comedies or dramas

3. Do you watch reality TV? If so, what was the first show you remember watching?

Yes. I think the first reality shows I remember watching were The Real World & Road Rules on MTV.

4. Who is an actress you'd want to be BFF's with?

Katie Holmes

Credit: StyleHub

5. Who is an actor you'd be happy to be stuck on an island with?

Paul Wesley

Credit: JustJared

Sunday Social for July 13th:

1. Tell us about the family you grew up in, parents, siblings, grandparents

I grew up with my mom and dad and my two older siblings. My mom and dad divorced when I was in 6th grade and my mom re-married when I was in 10th grade and I gained an amazing step-family which consisted of my step-dad, 3 older siblings, and grandparents. I grew up with a dog named Saki. I've had other pets as well through out my life: Charlie (dog), Bailey (dog), Gizmo (cat), Callie (cat).

^Saki & I ; Credit: Personal Photo^

2. Tell us about your husband, fiance, boyfriend, significant other

I am single.

3. Tell us about your children. If you don't have children, talk about your fur children

I have two furbabies, my cats, Davey (who is 6) & Pumpkin (who is 1). I love them very much.

^My furbabies, Davey & Pumpkin ; Credit: Personal Photo^

4. Tell us about your best friends. How long have you known them? How did you meet?

My best friend is my mom. She's been my best friend since day one. I have the best times with her just being silly and hanging out and we also love to go out shopping, to the movies, and out to eat. I have two other best friends, my sister Keri and my sister Christine.

5. Tell us about any other special people in your life

I'm a proud aunt to 8 amazing nieces & nephews and another one will be born in October. My nieces & nephews are my pride & joy and I love them with all my heart.

Sunday Social for July 20th:

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?

Moving to a different state & leaving behind the majority of my family.

2. What was your best birthday?

I have been pretty lucky and my birthdays have always been wonderful. Anytime I spend my birthday with my family is the best so I can't choose a specific one. My favorite present would have to be when my dad surprised me with tickets to meet my favorite athlete.

3. What has been your favorite thing you've done in your own city?

Attending many sporting events & vacationing at the lake every summer.

4. What is your idea of a perfect date?

I don't really have one.

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference? If so, which one(s)? If not, do you want to?

I haven't been to a blogging conference but I think it would be fun to go to one.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Sunday Social

I'm going to catch up with The Sunday Social's that happened while I was away in an upcoming blog post.

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now?
Three Alex & Ani bracelets: NY Jets, NY Giants, & the paw print

Credit: Alex & Ani

2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
Spend time with my mom & my furbabies, read, watch sports & movies/TV shows.

^I love snuggling with my furbabies ; Credit: Personal Photo^

3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
New York in December

^Rockefeller Center last December ; Credit: Personal Photo^

4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?

5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
NY Mets & NY Yankees Alex & Ani charm bracelets & some new shirts.

^Alex & Ani bracelets ; Credit: Personal Photo^

Friday, August 15, 2014

July Happy/Loved List

July Happy/Loved List

+ Nephew N's 6th birthday & his birthday party
+ Trip to NY (July 10th-August 13th)
+Quality time with my family in NY
+Seeing my nephews J & N play baseball and seeing my nephew N play deck hockey
+Boating/swimming for the day on my Uncle Hank's amazing boat

^Boating on my Uncle Hank's boat^

+Auntie's Day (July 27th)
+New obsession: Chicago Fire (I binged watched seasons 1 & 2)
+Read some really great books
+Seeing a play at a park with my nephew M & niece O
+Watching on TV as Derek Jeter played in his last All Star Game
+Derek Jeter's RE2PECT commerical
+Swimming a lot

^My brother's pool^

+Spending time with my sister's friend L & her sons L, E, & R
+Going to my favorite restaurant while I was in NY
+Watching Endless Love (I loved this movie!)
+Receiving my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for July
+Receiving my August Willabee & Ward Charm Bracelet

Credit: Pinterest

Pop Sugar Must Have Box (July)

Hi guys! I'm back from my trip and my blogging hiatus. I hope you're all having a great summer.

While I was away, my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for July came.  It is a great box. I liked all but two of the products but my mom loved one and the other one I'm going to put up on a swap site. The other products I received are awesome!

Here is what I received in my Pop Sugar Must Have Box for July 2014:

^July 2014 Pop Sugar Must Have Box^

Michael Stars Beach Hat
Retails for: $48
I didn't like this hat at all. I'm not a big hat person to begin with. I do think that this is a good hat for the beach/pool, though. I gave this to my mom.

Sun Bum Sunscreen & Lotion
Retails for: $20
These look like awesome products. I haven't used them yet but I'm very excited to. Pop Sugar provided us with the SPF 30 Sunscreen & Cool Down Lotion.

TKO Jump Rope with soft grip handles
Retails for: $13
I'm horrible at jumping rope, I always have been so this was kind of a letdown for me. I think I'm going to put this up on the swap site.

ACME Party Box Company Chevron Straws
Retails for: $7
I think these straws are so cute and Chevron is my all time favorite pattern!! The straws come in 6 colors and you get 4 of each for a total of 24 straws. The colors are: yellow, orange, pink, light blue, green, and gray.

French Bull Ziggy Salad Servers
Retails for: $12
I absolutely love these! First off, I'm a sucker for bright colors and Chevron so these are totally me! I'm definitely going to check out more items from this brand.

Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips
Retails for: $3
These toasted chips were amazing. I love coconut so I was very excited to see this product included in the box. I enjoyed these very much.

Special Extra From Revlon:
Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara
This is a great product but I have a lot of mascara's right now so I gave this to my mom. It looks like a really great product! This product also came with a coupon for $1 off a Revlon mascara.