Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pop Sugar Must Have Box: April 2015

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

^Front of Information card^

^What inspired this months box^

Dabney Lee Dottie Umbrella
Retails for: $20
I was in need of a new umbrella so this was a great item to receive. I love the polka dots and the mix of navy blue and pink. I also love that it has an auto open and close feature.

Potting Shed Creations Garden-in-a-Bag Basil
Retails for: $10
I was really disappointed with this product. I would have rather had a food item that is something I could eat right out of the box. Also, a lot of the food products I have received from Popsugar are things I haven't heard of or tasted before and I love learning about new snack/food options from Popsugar. If they were to include another food item in the box that was ready to eat, I probably wouldn't have cared that they also included this in the box.

Flip & Tumble 24-7 Bag
Retails for: $12
I would have rather received a nice tote bag instead of a reusable bag like this. I will probably use this for grocery shopping although it doesn't feel like the material is sturdy enough to hold heavy food items. A coupon for this company was included in the box.

One Love Organics Gardenia & Tea Antioxidant Body Serum
Retails for: $39
This was my favorite item in this months box. I haven't used it yet but I'm very excited to. I looked on their website and they have a lot of great products that I would love to try but they are pretty pricey. I think it would have been nice to receive a coupon for their products in the box.

Produce Candles Rhubarb Spring Candle
Retails for: $20
This candle is so pretty and it smells really good. A coupon for this company was also in the box.

Special Extra: Mott 50 $25 Gift Card
I don't like receiving gift cards as a special extra, I would rather have another product. I checked out the website and it's very expensive so I'm going to be putting this gift card on the swap site.

Overall, I wasn't really impressed with the April box. Aside from the body serum, candle, and umbrella, I did not like the rest of the products. Also, normally we receive 6 products plus a special extra and in this box we only received 5 products plus the special extra which wasn't even an actual product but a gift card to a ridiculously expensive site.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Four Survey

Four nickname I've had:
Aimster (my cousin Amber calls me this)
Mrs. Wright (Inside joke as my favorite baseball player/celeb crush last name is Wright)
Mush Mouse (a nickname my family called me when I was a baby)

Four jobs I've had:
Daycare worker
Customer service representative at an outlets center
Aftercare worker

Four movies I've watched over & over:
Now & Then
Life As I Know It
Remember The Titans

Four things in my purse:
Book and/or magazines
Work ID & door key

Four places I've visited:
Orlando, FL
Washington DC
Turks & Caicos

Four places on my travel bucket list:
In the US:
Nashville, TN
Mall of America in Minnesota
Outside of the US:
All of the Caribbean islands
Atlantis resort in the Bahamas

Four things I don't eat:
Baked beans
Raw onions
Spinach by itself (if it's in something I can eat it)

Four of my favorite foods:
Cobb salad

Four TV shows I watch:
Chicago P.D.
Chicago Fire
Law & Order: SVU
The Vampire Diaries

Four TV shows I wish they would bring back:
Beverly Hills 90210
One Tree Hill
Dawson's Creek
Third Watch

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Sunday Currently

Reading: Goodbyes & Second Chances -T.I. Lowe

Writing: This entry

Listening: Home To Me by Sarah Darling (I love this song!)

Thinking: I'm so glad my new allergy medicine is working

Smelling: My iced coffee

Wishing: That weekends didn't go by so fast

Wearing: T-shirt & shorts

Loving: My family, weekends, reading, talking to my family in NY on the phone

Wanting: A egg/bacon/cheese bagel from my local bagel place

Needing: To see my nieces & nephews and to spend quality time with them

Feeling: Happy, blessed, content, and loved

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Sunday Currently

Reading: The Precious One by Marisa De los Santos

Writing: This entry

Listening: Nothing at the moment

Thinking: I'm so lucky and blessed to have the amazing family I have

Smelling: My iced coffee

Wishing: That I could take away the pain my cousins, my mom & my mom's side of the family are feeling as my uncle passed away yesterday

Wearing: T-shirt & pajama pants

Loving: My family, Spring Break

Wanting: For my cousin, my mom, and my mom's side of the family to feel the Lord's love and all of the prayers for them

Needing: To see my nieces & nephews and to spend quality time with them

Feeling: Blessed to have the amazing family I have

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A to Z of Me

A. Attached or Single:

B. Best Friend?
My mom and my sisters Keri & Christine

C. Cake or Pie?

D. Day of choice?
During the school year, Saturday.

Credit: Unkown

E. Essential Item?
My books & magazines

F. Favorite Color?
Bright pink & bright blue

G. Gummy bears or worms?
Gummy bears

H. Home Town?
I'm not putting that on the Internet but I grew up in NY.

I. Favorite Indulgence?

J. January or July?
July. I love the Summer.

K. Kids?
I don't have kids. However, I'm an extremely proud aunt to 9 amazing & wonderful nieces & nephews.


L. Life Is Incomplete Without?
Family <3


M. Memory You Cherish?
All of my time spent with my family, meeting David Wright, trip to Turks & Caicos

^Meeting David Wright in 2006^

N. Number of brothers/sisters?
3 sisters & 2 brothers

O. Oranges or Apples?

P. Pet Peeve?

Q. Quotes?
I have a lot of favorite quotes but here is one:
"We get a limited number of milestones in life, but we never run out of opportunities to be surprised by joy." –Kurt Vonnegut

R. Reasons To Smile?
My family, the health of my family & myself, being an aunt.

S. Season of Choice?


T. Tea or Coffee?
Iced coffee

U. Unknown Fact About Me?
I had my gallbladder removed in 2006.

V. Vegetable?
I love a lot of vegetables but my favorite is broccoli.

W. Worst Habit?
Biting my nails

X. X-Ray or Ultrasound?
I don't really have a preference.

Y. Your Favorite Trip?
Turks & Caicos

Credit: Personal Photo

Z. Zodiac Sign?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Five on Friday

1. New TV series: Younger

I watched the first two episodes that they premiered this past Tuesday. I love Hilary Duff and she's in this show, along with Sutton Foster & Debi Mazr. I also wish that it was an hour show instead of 30 minutes. It's on Tuesdays at 10 on TVLand.


2. New purchase

I recently went to Francesca's (I love this store and have for years) and I saw this and I knew I had to have this for my room. I love the combination of the pink and gold.

^Personal Photo^

3. Trip Home for the Summer

I will be going to NY for a few weeks this summer to see my family that lives in NY. I'm so excited as I really only get to go to NY two times a year (in the summer and during the holiday season). I can't wait to spend quality time with my family.

^Personal Photo: Taken on a flight to NY during our landing^

4. Spring Break Happenings

I've been on Spring Break since this past Saturday. I've been getting things done around my room and helping my mom do stuff around the house. I've also been reading a lot as well as watching my TV shows. On Sunday, I went to church with my mom and after church we had lunch at PF Changs and did some shopping. It was a really fun day. Yesterday, my mom and I took my grandma to the movies and out to lunch. It was a fun day. My last day of Spring Break is Monday and then on Tuesday it's back to work.

5. World Autism Day

Yesterday, 4/2/15, was World Autism Day. I have Asperger's Syndrome which is on the Autism spectrum. My diagnosis doesn't define me. It inspires me to live my life to the fullest and to always be the best I can be.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March Happy/Loved List

March Happy/Loved List:

+ Nephew J’s birthday

+ Nephew M’s birthday

+ Spent a weekend at my aunt’s house with my mom

+ Shopping & spending quality time with my mom

+ St. Patrick’s Day

+ Spring Break

+ Dinner at my grandma's for St. Patricks's Day

+March Madness

+ Getting things done around my room & the house

+ Received my March Pop Sugar Must Have Box

+ Read some great books