Thursday, March 31, 2016


Feeling: Happy. I'm having a great Spring Break and I'm enjoying my time off.

Reading: "A Girl's Best Friend" by Lindsey Kelk. She is one of my favorite authors (I have a lot!) and I love her books. This book is her latest novel.

Watching: A few hours ago, I watched the latest episode of Chicago PD, which is my favorite TV show on air right now and one of my all time favorite TV shows.

Listening To: The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick

Working On: Getting things done around my room: cleaning out my closets, cleaning & organizing my room.

Needing: Quality time with my family in NY.

^These sneakers from the MLB Shop^

Excited: Baseball Opening Day on Sunday! Let's Go Mets!!
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Hoping: That I can Facetime with my nieces & nephews soon.

Loving: Being an aunt to the most amazing nieces & nephews in the world. Being an aunt is my favorite thing in the world and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My nieces & nephews bring me so much joy, love, and happiness and I'm so proud of them!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: March Edition

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

Sunday: Easter dinner at my Grandma's
Monday: Pizza
Tuesday: Chicken fajitas
Wednesday: Salmon & Caesar salad
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2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

The Mets making it to the World Series last year. I'm so excited for baseball season and opening day this Sunday.

3. What I'm Loving...

My family, being an aunt, Facetiming with my family in NY, Spring Break, baseball season, planning in my Erin Condren Life Planner, Etsy Sticker Shops, reading, watching my favorite TV shows

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

Enjoying my Spring Break and also getting some things done around my room.

5. What I'm Dreading...

Nothing that I can think of.

6. What I'm Working On...

Getting things done in my room (cleaning out closets, donating clothes, cleaning/etc.)

7. What I'm Excited About...

Baseball season! Let's Go Mets!!

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

Watching: All of my favorite TV shows. I just started watching the new show The Catch and I really liked the series premiere.
Reading: A Girl's Best Friend by Lindsey Kelk

9. What I'm Listening To...

Matthew Morrison, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Kimberly Caldwell

10. What I'm Wearing...

NY Mets shirts & shorts

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

I have no plans as of now except for watching the Mets vs. Royals on ESPN on Sunday Night for baseball's opening day and I will be celebrating World Autism Day by lighting it up blue on Saturday.

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

Weekend trip to NY and a visit from my family
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13. What Else Is New...

Nothing else is going on right now.

Bonus Question:

14. What's My Best Spring Cleaning Tip...

Not for Spring cleaning but just a tip in general... don't keep things you don't wear anymore and that are just sitting in your closet not being worn. Donate them! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Feeling: Nostalgic... I've been thinking a lot lately about the amazing memories I have of the times I've spent with my nieces & nephews. Although I don't get to see them as much as I want as we live in different states, the times I do get to spend with them mean so very much to me. 

Reading: A Girl's Best Friend -Lindsey Kelk

Watching: I just watched the latest episode of Law & Order: SVU

Listening To: Sam Hunt's album, Montevallo

Working On: A list of things I want/need to do during Spring Break

Needing: Deep clean my room & clean out both of my closets and donate clothes

Wanting: Quality time with my family in NY

Excited: that this is my last day of work before Spring Break

Hoping: The pollen is completely gone soon

Loving: My family, being an aunt, country music, planning in my Erin Condren planner, spending quality time with my mom, Spring Break

Confession Session

I Confess...

…that missing my family in NY never gets any easier. I miss out on so much with them: birthdays, holidays, my nieces & nephews sports & activities and everything else. It’s hard only getting to see them a few times a year. I miss them all so much especially my nieces & nephews. Being an aunt is my favorite thing in the world and it’s so hard not getting to see them a lot. I hate it.

…this pollen is driving me insane. My eyes are a big, itchy, watery, red mess and it’s driving me crazy. They hurt so much and are constantly irritating and bothering me.

…that I’m scared to have my tonsils removed. I’ve only had one surgery in my lifetime (gallbladder removal). While the surgery itself went well, I had a lot of complications afterwards so I’m very afraid of having another surgery.

…I couldn’t be more excited for Spring Break to start. Today is my last day of work before having 10 days off (including weekends). I plan on cleaning out my closets, re-organizing my room, spending time with my mom, reading & relaxing.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Five on Friday --> March 18th, 2016

1. St. Patrick's Day

I'm 50% Irish and 50% Italian so my family has always celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Since St. Patrick's Day fell on a weekday, we're having our St. Patrick's meal on Saturday. I'm so excited for corn beef, cabbage, potatoes/carrots, and Irish Soda Bread.

^I posted this collage to Instagram yesterday with the caption saying "Happy St. Patrick's Day from my green eyed fur babies!"^

2. Spring Training/Baseball Season

I'm so ready for opening day of baseball season. The NY Mets made it to the World Series this year but lost to the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully this year, they can win it all! I'm so excited to watch baseball on TV and hopefully I can attend a game in NY this summer when I'm up visiting my family. The Mets first game in the regular season is ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball game at night against the Kansas City Royals in a match-up of last year's World Series. The Mets home opener is on Friday, April 8th against the Philadelphia Phillies. Let's Go Mets!!


3. Past Two Weeks In Planner

4. Fuller House

I have 3 or 4 episodes left to watch of the Fuller House series on Netflix. The series is so cute. I love how it reminds me of the reasons that I love the original Full House. Full House was one of my favorite TV shows as a kid. I think the jokes are cute and I love the mentions from things that were in the original Full House as well as the flashbacks and famous catchphrases that the characters had. I'm really glad that it's been renewed for a second season!

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Thursday, March 17, 2016


Feeling: Itchy. Pollen is everywhere and my eyes are constantly itchy and watery. My eyes are so red when I'm outside at work that some of the kids come over and ask if I've been crying. One boy asked me if I had pink eye in both my eyes yesterday.

Reading: I'm still reading The Wild One by Gemma Burgess

Watching: My favorite TV shows, lots of Youtube & Periscope videos

Listening To: A Periscope video

Thinking About: What I need to put on my shopping list

Needing: For the pollen to go away completely.

Wanting: To go to a bunch of stores

Annoyed: That my allergies are so bad. My eyes hurt so badly every day.

Excited: for a trip to NY next month. It's just a quick 3 day weekend trip but it's better than nothing. I'm so excited to see my family.

Hoping: To finalize some plans soon

Loving: My family, planning in my Erin Condren Life Planner, baseball season, the New York Mets, Spring Break happening soon, sticker & planning supplies

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Thursday, March 10, 2016


Feeling: Lazy

Reading: The Wild One -Gemma Burgess (This is book 3 in the Brooklyn Girls series)

Watching: All of my favorite TV shows including the new season of Survivor

Listening To: Matthew Morrison, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, the Finding Neverland Original Broadway Cast Recording Soundtrack

Thinking About: Things I want to get done over Spring Break

Needing: For the pollen and allergy season to not be bad this Spring

Wanting: Quality time with my family

Annoyed: At doctor's bills

Excited: for baseball season, the planner meetup I'm attending this weekend, and Spring Break

Hoping: For certain plans to fall into place

Loving: My family, being an aunt, baseball/the NY Mets, Netflix

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Weekending #2


I attended a planner meet up a few hours from where I live and then my mom and I spent the night at my aunt's house. We had pizza for dinner and my cousin, his wife, and their kids came over for desert. At night, my mom, aunt, and I watched Sommersby which is an older movie with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. I really liked it.

^Planner stack from the meet up^


My mom and I drove home. On the way home, we stopped at Moe's for lunch. I did some things around the house when I got home and then I did my first Periscope video. I watched some TV shows I had recorded on my DVR and just relaxed the rest of the day/night.

^I saw this quote on Reese Witherspoon's Instagram and I absolutely love it!^

Friday, March 4, 2016

Five on Friday --> March 4th, 2016

1. Etsy Haul Video

In the past few months, I made some more Etsy purchases because I'm a total planner and sticker addict. LOL. I ordered from the shops: Libbie & Co., Whimsical Plans, It's Planning Time, and Notions From Nonny. I always do a video for my Youtube channel sharing my Etsy haul. Here is the video if you want to check it out.

2. Turks & Caicos

I'm so excited to share that I will be going back to Turks & Caicos next year for a vacation. I went to Turks & Caicos once before, as a gift from graduating from college. I went in February of 2012 and I fell in love with the Caribbean ocean and the resort we stayed at was amazing. I've been wanting to go back again and I'm so glad that I will be able to.

^Me in Turks & Caicos in 2012^

3. Neph-dog Rocky

My brother and his family recently brought home their new dog, a golden retriever puppy named Rocky. I got to Facetime with him earlier this week and he is just the cutest! I can't wait until my next trip to NY so that I can meet him! I call my brother's and sister's dogs my neph-dogs and niece-dogs. For those of you that don't know me that well, I'm a huge animal lover, especially dogs, cats, and horses.

4. Planner Spreads

These are the past two weeks in my Erin Condren Life Planner:

5. Amazon Free Shipping Change

I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon through out the year. I tend to do almost all of my Christmas and birthday shopping for my nieces & nephews on Amazon. I was really annoyed to find out that they changed their free shipping amount: the amount you have to spend on the site in order to qualify for free shipping from $35 to $49. Oh well, there's nothing that we can do about it.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Feeling: Happy and content

Reading: I'm finishing Turning The Tables by Teresa Giudice and then I will be starting Make A Christmas Wish by Julia Williams. I had a bunch of books I wanted to read over the holiday season but I didn't get a chance to. This is the last Christmas one I have to read. I love Julia William's Christmas books.

Watching: Fuller House. I got Netflix yesterday and I'm so happy to have it. Last night, I watched the premiere episode of Fuller House and I loved it. It brought back so many memories of one of my favorite TV shows as a child.

Listening To: Julianne Hough, Lea Michele, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Andy Grammer

Thinking About: What I need to get at the grocery store tonight

Needing: Quality time with my family

Wanting: To get my tax refund back soon

Annoyed: That I didn't end up finding something that I had lost

Excited: For the planner meet ups I have this weekend & next weekend. I'm also excited to visit my aunt and her family this weekend. Another thing I'm excited for is to meet my new neph-dog, Rocky on my next trip to NY.

Hoping: That certain plans fall into place

Loving: My family, being an aunt, planning in my Erin Condren planner, Netflix

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Books Read in February

I'm still working my way through reading Christmas novels. I have 1 more to go.

1. One Wish In Manhattan -Mandy Baggot (4 out of 5 stars)

2. For The Love of Christmas -Kate Forster (4 out of 5 stars)

3. A Miracle At Macy's -Lynn Marie Hulsman (3.5 out of 5 stars)

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