Friday, November 25, 2016

Five on Friday: November 25, 2016

1. Thanksgiving Blessings

I hope you all had a wonderful, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving day with your family & friends! I'm so very thankful for my family, having my mom as my mom & best friend, being an aunt, the planner community and the amazing friends I've met through it, the health of my family, friends, and myself, and my wonderful job working with children. Working with children is my passion and my dream job and I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity to do so.

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2. Welcome, nephew A

On Sunday, I became an aunt for the 10th time. Being an aunt is truly the best blessing. I have 7 nephews and 3 nieces whom I love, treasure, and adore. They are my pride and joy and I'm so very blessed to be their aunt and to have them in my life.


3. Balayage Hair

I really want to do this to my hair. I've really only cut my hair, straightened it professional and had Keratin treatments done to my hair in my (almost 30) years of living. I really want to change it up a bit and I saw this on Instagram one day.
This is what it looks like:
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4. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

I've been so excited for this to come out on Netflix and today is the day. I haven't seen every single episode of Gilmore Girls (it's on my to watch list to watch it from the beginning-end in order) but I've seen a lot of episodes and I love the relationship between the mother and daughter.


5. Quotes & Funnies


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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: November Edition

1. What We're Eating This Week:

Monday: Outback. I treated my step-dad and mom to dinner to celebrate my step-dad's birthday.
Tuesday: Grilled sausage, my step-dad's famous potatoes (so delicious), cauliflower
Wednesday: Salmon & Salad
Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast
Friday: Left-overs


2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

Three years ago when my brother, SIL, nephews J & N came down to visit for Thanksgiving! We had the best time with them. We played lots of games, went to a Christmas lights show, celebrated Thanksgiving, went shopping, watched Christmas movies, and my nephews helped me put up and decorate the small tree I put up in my room. My brother, nephews, and I also went to the park and had an epic game of hide and go seek!

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3. What I'm Loving...

My family! Everyday I thank God for blessing me with the family I have. I just wish that I got to see my family more. The majority of my family live in NY where I was born & raised. I have 10 amazing nephews & nieces whom I adore with all of my heart & soul. I am a super proud auntie and being an aunt is my greatest joy and blessing.


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

I've been dealing with bad insomnia for the past month and a half as well as aches and pains due to lack of sleep. I have recently started substituting and I love it. I have 4 more substitute jobs planned for December. I love being in the classroom with the students and gaining hands on experience. Working with children has always been my passion from a young age. I used to baby sit my younger cousins a lot and besides from working as a customer service representative, all of my job and volunteer experiences have been with children: daycare, Summer camp, after school care, working with kids with disabilities, volunteering, and substituting).


5. What I'm Dreading...

Having to get my tonsils taken out in December.

6. What I'm Working On...

Upcoming blog posts.

7. What I'm Excited About...

A road trip with my planner friends to a fun planner event!!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: All of my regular TV shows including the new show that just premiered last week, Shooter on USA Network which stars Ryan Phillipe (one of my celeb crushes as a teenager) and is a spin-off from the movie Shooter which Mark Wahlberg (my favorite actor) starred in. I'm also watching lots of Christmas movies!
Reading: All I Want For Christmas -Jenny Hale

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9. What I'm Listening To...

Christmas music!!

I'm loving the new Christmas CD by Brett Eldredge. I'm also loving the following Christmas albums from previous years: Kenny Chesney, Nashville Cast, Glee Cast, Hanson, Idina Menzel, Jessie James Decker, and many more. I love Christmas music!!


10. What I'm Wearing...

It just recently started to get cold where I live so I'm starting to wear long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and wraps.

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

One day I'm having a girls day out with my mom and one day is going to be a lazy day which will include watching lots of Christmas movies!

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

My niece/God-daughter O turns 11, a planner conference with friends, the holiday season, Christmas Eve & Christmas, my birthday & New Year's Eve, local planner meet up.


13. What Else Is New...

I became an aunt for the 10th time this weekend. I now have 7 nephews and 3 nieces. Welcome to the world, nephew A!

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Bonus Question:

What's Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Enjoying quality time with family, eating a wonderful & delicious meal, and watching the Thanksgiving Day parade!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Five on Friday: November 18th, 2016

1. Insomnia & Sickness

For the past month, I've had severe insomnia. I wake up about 5-10 times an hour every hour. I haven't had a full night's sleep in over a month. I've also been dealing with lots of aches & pains due to not being able to sleep. This week, I also have a stomach virus on top of everything else. I just want to feel better and be able to sleep through the night again.

2. Substituting

I recently started substituting and I love it. I really enjoy working with the children and being in the classroom. I am so grateful and blessed to have this opportunity and it has been a wonderful experience!

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3. Planner Event with Friends

Next month, I'm attending a planner conference with some of my friends whom I've met through the planner community and I'm so excited. It sounds like it's going to be one fun and jam packed weekend!

^Photo of my 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner^

4. Christmas Sweater

A shop that sells Mets t-shirts, hats, and other items has come out with the most perfect David Wright  Christmas sweater and I'm really hoping that I can get my hands on one.

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That's all I've got for today. I hope you all have a great weekend!