Sunday, May 31, 2015

Books Read in May

Here are the books I read in May:

1. 99 Days -Katie Cotugno (4 out of 5 stars)

2. Unsaid -Neil Abramson (4.5 out of 5 stars)

3. Lacy Eye -Jessica Treadway (4 out of 5 stars)

4. Younger -Pamela Redmond Satran (3 out of 5 stars)

5. Silver Linings Playbook -Matthew Quick (4 out of 5 stars)

6. Happiness For Beginners -Katherine Center (3.5 out of 5 stars)

7. Tempting Fate -Jane Green (4 out of 5 stars)

8. P.S. I Still Love You -Jenny Han (5 out of 5 stars)

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Five on Friday

1. Charleston, SC & Quality time with family

Last week, my mom and I met up with my cousin L who is in Charleston for the day. This was my first visit to Charleston and I fell in love. I dedicated a whole blog post to talking about Charleston earlier this week. I love the history that surrounds the town and the charm and everything else. It was really nice to see my cousin who I grew up spending so much time with and babysitting him and his brother a lot and getting to spend quality time with him and my mom. It was such a wonderful and amazing day filled with lots of special memories that I will cherish forever.


2. Survivor Finale

I love the show Survivor and last Wednesday was the season finale and I'm so happy that Mike won. He was my favorite since the first episode aired. Congrats to him!


3. Three Day Weekend

This past weekend was really nice as it was a 3 day weeknd because of Memorial Day. On Saturday & Sunday, I got some things done around the house and I watched lots of baseball and the Rangers game on Sunday night. On Memorial Day, we went on our first boating outing of the season and it was really fun.


4. Playoff hockey: Game 7 for the Rangers

Tonight is Game 7 between the NY Rangers & the Tampa Bay Lightening. I hope the Rangers can pull of a win and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The game starts at 8 and I'm so excited for it.


5. Lovely Dress

I was browsing Nordstrom's site the other day for the annual sale they do and I saw this dress and I love it so much. It's way too expensive for me and I don't have anything to wear it to but it's so beautiful that I had to post a picture of it and mention it on my blog.

Credit: Nordstrom

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What's Up Wednesday (5/27/15)

This link-up takes place on the last Wednesday of every month.

1. What We're Eating This Week...

Sunday night: chicken strips, french fries, and veggies
Monday: pizza
Tuesday: sausage, salad, & pasta salad
I'm not sure about the rest of the week

2. What I'm reminsicing about...

My day trip to Charleston last week and falling in love with the place

Personal Photo

3. What I'm Loving...

My family, three day weekends, that next week is the last week of work before school lets out for the summer, Charleston, the hockey playoffs (Let's Go Rangers!), baseball, reading


4. What We've Been Up To...

My mom, step-dad, and I went for our first boat ride of the year on Monday. It was very relaxing and fun. We didn't get to swim because the water is still chilly but by the next time we go out hopefully it will be warmer.

Personal photo from boating last year

5. What I'm Dreading...

Having no pay checks for the summer but I have a lot of things to look forward to

6. What I'm Working On...

This blog post and doing some research about Charleston

7. What I'm Excited About...

Work being over for the summer next week, fun girls day out planned with my mom for next weekend, watching the Rangers playoff game on Friday night, a visit from family this summer, my visit to New York this summer

Credit: Pinterst

8. What I'm Watching/Reading...

Watching: Hockey playoffs, baseball games, the show Younger, and re-runs of 90210 (the re-make)
Reading: Tempting Fate by Jane Green, and as always magazines & blogs


9. What I'm Listening To...

Lots of Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, & Luke Bryan (as usual) as well as Tyler Ward's covers and his own songs


10. What I'm Wearing...

Lots of tank tops as the humidity has been in full effect these past few weeks.

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

I don't have any plans yet except for getting some things done around the house and my room and watching the baseball games.


12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

Summer vacation, watching lots of baseball, a fun girls day out with my mom, lots of reading, and boating outings

13. What Else Is New...

There isn't much else to tell.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Falling In Love With Charleston


I visited Charleston for the first time this past week and I fell in love. I could easily see myself living there. I reached out to a few bloggers asking about information about jobs, the cost of living there, etc. I received a e-mail from one of my favorite bloggers who lives there and I was excited to read her e-mail. I'm hoping the other people I reached out to will get back to me as well.



Fountain by the waterfront ; Personal Photo

We took a carriage ride through town and it was so fun and very informative. This was our horse, Gumbo. ; Personal Photo

The houses here are so beautiful and filled with so much charm and history. ; Personal Photo

Personal Photo

I could easily see myself living in Charleston or very close to it. However, it's pricy to live there so I'm doing some research as well as reaching out to fellow bloggers that live in or around the Charleston area. Whether my dream of living there in the future comes true or not, I will always love to visit.


This Weekend

This Weekend I...

-had a 3 day weekend for Memorial Day

-watched the Rangers playoff games on Friday night & Sunday night

-went boating on Memorial Day

-got some things done around the house and my room

-read a lot

-watched lots of baseball

-went food shopping

-relaxed a lot

Credit: Pinterest

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Sunday Currently

Reading: Happiness For Beginners: A Novel by Katherine Center

Writing: This entry and an LJ entry

Listening: Baba O'Riley -The Who

Thinking: I love three day weekends

Smelling: My iced coffee

Wishing: That I lived in Charleston

Wearing: Mets All Star Game t-shirt & pajama pants

Loving: That I got to see my cousin L on Thursday, my family, Charleston, three day weekends, reading, playoff hockey (Let's Go Rangers!), baseball, that my summer vacation starts soon

Wanting: The Rangers to win tonight

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

Feeling: Happy, loved, blessed, and grateful

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This Weekend...

This Weekend I...

-Facetimed with my nephews J & N

-watched a lot of sports (baseball, playoff hockey, & playoff basketball)

-went to Chili's for dinner on Friday & had Dairy Queen afterwards

-went to the bagel place Sunday morning for breakfast

-attended church with my mom

-went to the following stores: Costco, Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, and Ulta

-purchased 4 soaps and 5 anti-bacs at Bath & Body Works, moisturizer at Ulta, and coffee at Bed Bath & Beyond

-read my current book that I just finished yesterday

-dusted & vacuumed my room

-watched a movie with my mom

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pop Sugar Must Have Box: May 2015

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

^The front of the information card^

^What inspired the May box^

Sisters of Los Angeles Surf Sand Love Beach Towel
Retails for: $40
I love this towel!! The colors and the saying are so awesome and great for summer. I wouldn't buy this on my own as $40 is a really riduclous amount of money to spend on a towel. However, that's one of the reasons I love Pop Sugar box so much because you get great products that under most circumstances you normally wouldn't buy for yourself. This is my favorite item of the May box.

Hammond's Candies McCraw's Flat Taffy
Retails for: $1
This was really yummy and I found myself wishing the box came with more than one. I have a huge sugar mouth (not tooth because all my teeth are sweet, lol).

Sage & Row Bare Shave Cream
Retails for: $17
This shaving cream looks awesome and I'm so excited to try it out!


Batiste Dry Shampoo
Retails for: $4
I've never used dry shampoo before but I will give it a try and see how it works for my hair.

Middle Kingdom Mini Plum Vase in Coral Red
Retails for: $20
The vase is pretty but it's really small and I don't really have any use for it so I gave it to my mom.


Kitsch Tri'd & True Y-Shaped Necklace
Retails for: $32
First off, I'm not a big necklace fan. I really don't like wearing things around my neck. Second, I don't find this necklace appealing at all and even if I did like necklaces, I doubt that I would wear this one. And third, I would never pay $32 for this necklace when it looks like something you can get at Claire's for $5. My mom liked the necklace so I gave it to her.

This box wasn't my favorite but I really loved the towel and am excited to try the shaving cream. The taffy was a nice treat and I'm curious to see how the dry shampoo will work. With the vase and necklace, I would have rather had two other items like a photo frame, candle, or another home decoration item and for the jewerly item, I would have loved a  cute bracelet or a pretty ring.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Five on Friday

1. Summer vacation is almost here

Including today, there are only 14 days left of work at school until summer vacation. I'm so excited for this summer! :)

Credit: Google Images

2. Mother's Day Weekend

I had a wonderful time celebrating my mom this past weekend for Mother's Day. I gave her a card from me and a card from the cats, an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, an 18 disc Shirley Temple DVD collection. I also took her out to eat and treated her to Starbucks on Mother's Day. We spent a lot of quality time together this weekend. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my mom. She is not only my mom but my best friend. God blessed me with an incredibly strong, remarkable, amazing, and beautiful mom and I'm truly blessed and so lucky to have her in my life. I love you, mom!!

^Personal photos^

3. Playoff Hockey

I'm so happy that the Rangers won on Wednesday night and are advancing to the next round of the playoffs. The first game of their series with the Tampa Bay Lightening is tomorrow at 1. Let's Go Rangers!!


4. The Vampire Diaries: Goodbye Nina Dobrev/Elena

I'm so sad that Nina Dobrev won't be on The Vampire Diaries anymore. She said that she had only wanted to be on the show for 6 seasons and this season was the 6th. I'm not sure how their going to re-work the show in order to deal with the loss of one of the main characters but hopefully the show will still be as amazing as it has been the past 6 seasons. I first watched Nina Dobrev on Degrassi and I always thought she was a great actress. Since the first season of The Vampire Diaries premiered she has been one of my favorite actresses. Thank you, Nina for six amazing seasons!!

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And that's all I've got for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2015

This Weekend...

This Weekend I...

-celebrated my mom on Mother's Day. I brought her a Dairy Queen cake, cards, a gift I knew she wanted, and treated her to dinner

-spent lots of quality time with my mom

^Throwback photo of my college graduation^

-watched a lot of sports (baseball, playoff hockey, & playoff basketball ; Mets/Yankees/Rangers/Clippers)

-read a lot

-spent time with my furbabies

-went out to lunch

-got a new shirt and rash guard for the summer at Old Navy

-talked to family in NY (my dad, sister K, nephews J & N)

-spent a lot of time inside due to the tropical storm we had

Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Happy & Loved List

April Happy/Loved List:

+ Sister C’s birthday

+ Spring Break

+ Easter

+Two girls day out with mom & grandma to the movies, out to eat, and some shopping

+ Baseball season begins (Let’s Go Mets & Yankees!)

+Playoff hockey

+Playoff basketball

+ Received my April Pop Sugar Must Have Box

+ Received the Schick Hydro Silk Trim Style razor free from BzzAgent

+ Received the Carefree VoxBox free from Influenster

+ Read some great books

Friday, May 1, 2015

Books Read in April

Here are the books I read in April:

1. The Precious One -Marisa de los Santos (4.5 out of 5 stars)

2. Goodbyes & Second Chances -T.I. Lowe (5 out of 5 stars)

3. I'll Take New York -Miranda Dickinson (4 out of 5 stars)

4. Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe -Fannie Flagg (4 out of 5 stars)

5. Read Bottom Up -Neel Shah & Skye Chatham (4 out of 5 stars)

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