Friday, October 31, 2014

Five on Friday

One: Happy Halloween!!

I hope all you ghouls & goblins have a very wonderful, fun, and safe Halloween!! :)


Two: Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD 3 episode crossover

I'm so excited for the three show crossover on Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, and Chicago PD. These are some of my favorite shows on TV right now so I'm really excited to see this special crossover event happening in two weeks.

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Three: Erin Condren 2015 Life Planner

I received my Erin Condren 2015 Life Planner, free cover (from the promotion they just did) and two coupons this week and I'm so excited to have received it. Stay tuned for a blog post about it this weekend or early next week.

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Four: National Cat Day on 10/29

Wednesday was National Cat Day!! 
Here are two photos of my furbabies, Davey & Pumpkin:

Five: Alex & Sierra's Debut Album

I've been obsessed with Alex & Sierra's debut album. They are such great singers and together their voices are so amazing. I definitely recommend this album! I love all of the songs on the album but here are a few of my favorites: Almost Home, Little Do You Know, I Love You.


October Blogging Challenge ; Day 31

Day 31: Share Your Halloween Costume!

I'm not dressing up this year but if I was going to dress up, I would go as Elsa, Anna, or Olaf. I love Frozen!!! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Music Post

October Music Post:

*Every month, I'm going to post an entry entitled "Month" Music Post and it’s going to have songs/CDs/music artists that I'm loving that month. They will be a combination of both older songs/CDs/artists as well as current songs/CDs/artists.*

Artists I’m Loving:
Alex & Sierra
Kenny Chesney
Taylor Swift
Leighton Meester
Hilary Duff

Songs I’m Loving:
All About You –Hilary Duff
Little Do You Know –Alex & Sierra
Flora-Bama –Kenny Chesney
Runway –Ashlyne Huff
Love –Jana Kramer

Albums/EP’s I’m Loving:
Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival
Alex & Sierra self-titled album
Taylor Swif't's 1989
Leighton Meester's Heartstrings
Idina Menzel’s Holiday Wishes

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 30

Day 30: Thankful Thursday

I'm very thankful for my family:

I'm thankful for my amazing mom who is also my best friend. I love spending time with her. She always makes me smile and she gives me great advice.

I'm thankful for my dad, my amazing siblings, my step-dad, & step-grandma. They are all a huge part of my life.

I'm so thankful to be an aunt to my 9 nieces & nephews whom I love with all of my heart and soul. They bring me so much joy.

I'm thankful for many aunts, uncles, and cousins who are such a joy to have in my life.

I'm thankful for my furbabies, Davey & Pumpkin. I love them very much.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 29

Day 29: A Day In The Life

8:30: Wake up
8:45-11: Eat breakfast, drink coffee, relax
11-11:30: Shower & get ready for work
11:30-12:30: Relax
12:30-1:20: Make & eat lunch and read
1:30-6:00: Arrive at work/wait for work to start/work until 6
6:00-6:30: Dinner & clean up from dinner
6:30-10:30: Relax, watch TV, spend time with my mom
10:30: Bed

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 28

Day 28: Your Favorite Beauty Products

EOS Lip balms, It's A 10 leave in conditioner, SachaJuan Shiny Citrus body lotion, Moroccan Oil, Moroccan Oil deep conditioning hair mask, Maybelline Great Lash clear & black mascara, Dove Hairspray

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip

Monday Morning Gossip for 10/27/14

Saturday: I swept the front porch and vacuumed in the morning. The rest of the day was spent relaxing. I taped The Good Witch movie series movies that they were showing on Hallmark all day and I watched three of them.

Sunday: My mom and I had breakfast at a bagel place by our house. It's the closest I've come to finding a bagel that tastes like the ones from New York and I really love the place. I had an egg, cheese, & bacon sandwich on a plain bagel. After breakfast, my mom and I went to church. After church, we went to a bunch of stores: TJ Maxx, Target, World Market, Costco, Home Goods, and the grocery store. It was a really fun day!

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October Blogging Challenge ; Day 27

Day 27: Top Tips For a New Blogger

1. Make connections: find a blogging community online
2. Try to post a few times a week

and most importantly...

3. Be yourself and have fun with it!!! :)

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Sunday Currently

The Sunday Currently

READING: I just purchased Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella so I will be starting that very soon. As always, I'm reading lots of great magazines and blog posts.

WRITING: This entry and my list of presents to buy for Christmas.

LISTENING: At the current moment, I'm not listening to music because I have a slight headache.

THINKING: I wish every day was a three day weekend. :)

SMELLING: My candles.

WISHING: That my dad has a wonderful birthday on Wednesday

WEARING: NY Mets t-shirt & shorts

LOVING: My family, spending time with my mom, shopping, and that Halloween is this week

WANTING: The work week to go by fast

NEEDING: A tropical vacation... lol

FEELING: Grateful & content

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 26

Day 26: Your Weekend Highlights

Saturday: Recorded all of The Good Witch movie series movies and watched three of them
Sunday: Breakfast, church, & shopping with my mom

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Random Update

Things have been going well here. I've been working during the week and I'm still trying to find a full time job with no results yet. On the weekends I've been relaxing, spending time with my mom, doing some things around my room and helping my mom out around the house.

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I recently ordered my Erin Condren 2015 Life Planner and they were running a promotion to get a free cover so I brought an extra cover as well. My order has shipped and I'm so excited to receive it.

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This weekend is going to be a relaxing one, just how I like them. Today, I'm staying home and I will be vacuuming and cleaning my bathroom and just relaxing the rest of the day. Tomorrow, before church I'm taking my mom out to breakfast and then we're going to go to a few stores after church.

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 25

Day 25: Your Favorite Things About the Holidays

Spending time with my family!!! <3

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Friday, October 24, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 24

Day 24: Your Favorite Workout Songs

I don't really work out but I love fast tempo songs to dance to like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, etc.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 23

Day 23: Your Favorite Halloween Costumes

I always loved dressing up in my dance recital costumes as a little girl. I was also Jasmine from Aladdin one year which I loved as well.

As a grown up, I don't dress up much for Halloween but a few years ago I dressed up as my favorite athlete, David Wright, baseball played for the New York Mets.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 22

Day 22: Wordless Wednesday (Photos Only!)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 21

Day 21: Transformation Tuesday

I don't really know what to do for this prompt so I'm just going to post a few of my favorite quotes.

"We get a limited number of milestones in life, but we never run out of opportunities to be surprised by joy."
–Kurt Vonnegut

“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

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After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it's comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart, and if you're very lucky, a plane ride away. 
-Sex & The City

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Monday, October 20, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 20

Day 20: A Day In The Life

8:30: Woke up
8:45-10:30: Drink coffee/relax
10:30-11:00: Vacuum 
11-11:30: Shower & get ready for work
12-12:30: Relax
12:30-1:20: Make & eat lunch and read
1:30-6:00: Arrive at work/wait for work to start/work until 6
6:00-6:30: Dinner & clean up from dinner
6:30-8: Relax
8-10: Watch Dancing With The Stars with my mom
10: Bed time

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Sunday Currently

The Sunday Currently

^I found this on a blog that I read ( and since the Sunday Social link up isn't running anymore , I've decided that I'm going to try and do this every Sunday on here in place of the Sunday Social link up^

READING: I just finished reading The Heiresses by Sara Shepard which was really good. The next book I'm going to start reading is The Art of Adapting by Cassandra Dunn. Of course, I've also been reading lots of magazines and blogs.

WRITING: This entry

LISTENING: Right now, I'm listening to Joshua Radin. I just finished listening to Kacey Musgraves album. I've been listening to Alex & Sierra's debut album on repeat lately as well as Kenny Chesney's album The Big Revival. Idina Menzel's holiday album came out this Tuesday and it's so great!!

THINKING: I really want a egg, cheese, and bacon bagel. I just found a deli like they have in the North down here and I'm so excited because I've missed my bagels and breakfast sandwiches. These bagels taste very similar to NY bagels.

SMELLING: My candles & the lotion I'm wearing.

WISHING: I could go to NY really soon. I miss my family so badly!

WEARING: It's 1:30 in the afternoon and I'm still in my pajamas. If I don't have anywhere to be on the weekends, I stay in my pajamas/lounge clothes.

LOVING: Becoming an aunt for the 9th time. I Facetimed with my sister and saw my nephew M. for the first time "in real life" (aside from pictures). He is so beautiful and adorable. I just wanted to jump through the screen and hug and love on him. I won't see him until December and he will already be 2 months by then so I'm really bummed I'm missing out on the newborn stage.

WANTING: My Erin Condren order to arrive quickly!!

NEEDING: To figure out what I'm buying people for Christmas and to start buying gifts

FEELING: I'm good. I'm just really missing my family & NY.

Pop Sugar Must Have Box (October)

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

^October Pop Sugar Must Have Box^

^October 2014 Box^

^What Inspired October's box^

^Information Card^

Happy Socks Animal Socks
Retails for: $12
These socks are so cute. I love the animal print and the colors. I love bright, colorful socks. One of my quirks is that I can't wear plain white socks. I haven't since I was little.

Mine Design Chalkboard Candle
Retails for: $24
I love candles and this smells so good (it's a soy candle) and I love the chalkboard concept. I decided I'm going to use mine to write messages for the holidays. I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing but I wrote Happy Halloween on it.

butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil
Retails For: $18
I don't wear a lot of makeup (just lip gloss & mascara) so I wasn't too happy receiving this. I put this up on the swap site.

Dean & DeLuca Pumpkin Spice Malt Balls
Retails For: $5.75
Oh my goodness, these are amazing. I'm obsessed with anything Pumpkin/Pumpkin Spice flavored/scented/etc. These are really good and I'm usually not a fan of malt balls. In the box, we always received a coupon for Dean & DeLuca.

Nailed Kit Halloween Decals
Retails for: $8
I love these! They are so cute and adorable but my nails are weirdly shaped because I've been a nail biter since I was a little girl (it's one of my worst habits and I wish so badly that I could break it for goo) and this won't work on my nails so I put these on the swap site.

Isaac Jacobs International Acrylic Frame
Retails For: $36
I love frames since I love displaying pictures around my room and this frame is so adorable. I love it. It's magnetic and very durable. Right after I took a picture of the frame, I put a picture in it and displayed it. It looks great!!

Special Extra from K. Hall Designs:
Shoreline Shea Butter/Olive Oil Bar Soap
I don't use bar soaps, I use bottle soaps so I wasn't too happy with this but my mom loved it so I gave it to her. It did smell nice, though.

I really enjoyed this month's box. I love receiving these boxes!

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 19

Day 19: What Book(s) You're Reading

I just finished reading The Heiresses by Sara Shepard which was really good. The next book I'm going to read is The Art of Adapting by Cassandra Dunn.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Blogging Challenge ; Day 18

Day 18: Top Places You Want To Travel

Atlantis resort in the Bahamas
All over the Caribbean including visiting Turks & Caicos again
I also want to visit every Major League ballpark

^Turks & Caicos ; Credit: Personal Photo^