Saturday, December 23, 2017

TBB Asks... Holiday Edition


I missed the link-up for this but I still wanted to answer the questions.

1. Real or Fake Tree?

Growing up, we always had a real tree. From 10th grade on, we always had a fake tree.

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2. Favorite Christmas Cookie?

Decorated sugar cookies.

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3. Home on Christmas Morning or Travel?

I usually travel to NY (where I'm from) for Christmas to spend the holidays with my nieces & nephews and family in NY. If I'm not in NY, I'm home.

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4. Clear or Colored Lights?

COLORED LIGHTS ALL THE WAY!

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5. Send Christmas cards?

I usually do but this year I only sent out a few to friends and my nieces & nephews.

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6. Favorite Christmas Present Received?

I love all of the gifts I receive.

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7. Favorite Christmas Present Given?

I'm not sure.

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8. Stockings or No stockings?

Stockings.

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9. Christmas PJs?

ALL month long!

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10. Favorite Christmas Carol?

I love all Christmas music!


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11. Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Growing up, it was our annual family Christmas parties with my mom's entire family (she is one of 11 children) and cookie bakes with my mom, my aunt, and my three cousins!

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12. Early Shopper or Last Minute?

Early shopper.

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13. Favorite Christmas Movie or Show?

I have a ton of favorite Christmas movies. I love all of the Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. Other movies I love are Christmas With The Kranks, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Holiday, Love Actually, and more.

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14. Favorite Holiday Beverage?

Sparkling apple cider (the non-alcoholic kind).

15. Cookies & Milk for Santa?

Yes.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: December Edition




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

Monday: Pasta
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Roast pork
and I'm not sure about the rest of the week.

2. What I'm Reminiscence About...

Christmases spent with my family in NY.

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3. What I'm Loving...

The holiday shows that the kids at the daycare I work at are putting on, the Christmas season!

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

I completed my Christmas shopping, I've been working a lot and I've been having a few doctor appointments relating to the pain I'm still having in my hip.

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5. What I'm Dreading...

Not being able to spend Christmas with my nieces & nephews and family in NY.

6. What I'm Working On...

Upcoming blog posts.

7. What I'm Excited About...

Christmas & my birthday!

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8. What I'm Watching/Reading:

TV: Fall TV shows winter finales and lots of Christmas movies!
Reading: I'm currently reading Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio. I have one more book to read to hit my 2017 reading challenge goal of reading 50 books this year.

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9. What I'm Listening To...

Christmas music!!!

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10. What I'm Wearing...

A mix of long & short sleeve shorts, pants/jeans. Tomorrow is ugly Christmas sweater day at work and Friday is Pajama Day as it is Polar Express Day at work.


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

Relaxing and celebrating Christmas Eve!

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

The start of 2018 and a brand new year!

13. What Else Is New...

I think I covered everything!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Books Read In: September, October, & November

Books Read in September (6 books):

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Daughter –Jane Shemilt (3 stars)
The Art of Adapting –Cassandra Dunn (4 stars)
Grace, Not Perfection –Emily Ley (4 stars)
Comfort & Joy –Kristin Hannah (4 stars)
Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage & Conviction –Candace Cameron Bure (4 stars)
Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic –Alyssa Milano (4 stars)

Favorite Book Read in September:
The Art of Adapting -Cassandra Dunn ; 
Runner-Up: 
Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic -Alyssa Milano

Books Read in October (6 books):

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Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky –Holly Martin (5 stars)
Christmas Under A Starlit Sky –Holly Martin (5 stars)
Holly’s Inbox: Scandal In The City (4 stars)
Hey, Harry ; Hey, Matilda –Rachel Hulin (1 star)
Emily & Einstein –Linda Francis Lee (2 stars)
The Breakdown –B.A. Paris (4 stars)

Favorite Book Read in October:
Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky -Holly Martin
Runner-Up:
Christmas Under A Starlit Sky -Holly Martin

Books Read in November (7 books):

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Class Mom –Laurie Gelman  (4 stars)
Top Ten –Katie Cotugno (4 stars)
Wonder –R.J. Palacio (5 stars)
Christmas In London –Anita Hughes (3 stars)
Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights –Carole Matthews (3 stars)
The 12 Dares of Christa –Marissa Burt (3 stars)
 I Hate Everyone But You –Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin (1 star)

Favorite Book Read in November:
Wonder -R.J. Palacio
Runner-Up:
Class Mom -Laurie Gelman

Thursday, November 23, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: November Edition



I'm posting this a day late.

1. What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Pizza
Tuesday: Cheeseburger & Fries
Wednesday: Oatmeal
Thursday: Thanksgiving dinner!
Friday: Leftovers

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2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

Holiday seasons through the years.

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3. What I'm Loving...

The start of the holiday season!

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

I've been loving my new job! The past weekend, I went to see Wonder with my mom and Grandma and it was such a beautiful movie! I recommend that everyone read the book and see the movie!

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5. What I'm Dreading...

That I am unable to go to NY this year for Christmas to spend time with my family!

6. What I'm Working On...

Shopping for Christmas presents for my family!

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7. What I'm Excited About...

The holiday season!!

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

Watching: Regular Fall TV shows, lots of Christmas movies!
Reading: Lots of Christmas books!

9. What I'm Listening To...

Christmas music!!

10. What I'm Wearing...

T-shirts/sweaters, pants!

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

I'll be continuing to clean my room as well as relaxing at home. I'm also going to be putting up the Christmas tree in my room. On Sunday, I'm going to Target to get my flu shot and do some shopping with my mom!

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

Christmas and the holiday season, my niece/God-daughter's birthday, my 31st birthday, Winter Planner Land event with my friends, New Year's Eve.

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13. What Else Is New...

I think I've covered everything!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

TBB Asks October Edition: Fall Theme



1. Favorite Fall sweet treat?

Anything pumpkin related.

2. Red, yellow, or green apples?

Green.

3. Favorite Fall sport to play?

Baseball & football!

4. Best Drink for Fall?

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte.

5. Favorite Fall activity?

Attending Fall/Halloween festivals & parties.

6. Must have Fall purchase?

Soaps & other things from Bath & Body Works.

7. Pumpkins: Pick your own or store bought?

Pick your own.

8. Real or Fake Pumpkin?

I like both!

9. Favorite Halloween Costume?

Pumpkin.

10. College Football or NFL?

NFL.

11. Fall or Halloween Decor?

BOTH!

12. Raking leaves or no leaves to rake?

Growing up, there was always leaves to rake but not where I live now.

13. Favorite soup?

My mom's home-made turkey soup. I also love egg drop soup.

14. Favorite Fall Candle Scent?

Anything Pumpkin scented.

15. Love or hate Pumpkin Spice?

LOVE!

16. Short booties or tall boots?

I like both.

17. Favorite Halloween Candy?

Halloween (orange) Kit Kats, Laffy Taffy, Fruit tootsie rolls.

18. PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte): Yes or no?

YES!

19. Hayride or corn maze?

Hayride.

20. Favorite Fall TV Show?

I have so many favorite TV shows but I really love the Chicago shows: Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: October Edition



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

This week has been very odd dinner wise for me as I have been having stomach issues due to an antibiotic I'm on for my double ear & throat infections. Monday, I had two bottles of water and grapes for dinner, and Tuesday, I had crackers and ginger ale.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

All of the Halloween memories I have as a child including decorating for Halloween with my mom, picking out my costume, going trick or treating, and going to a lot of Fall & pumpkin festivals with my mom and family.

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3. What I'm Loving...

My new job. I recently got hired as a full time daycare worker and I'm loving it. I have always had a passion for working with children and I love that I get to do it full time and at a place that I love.

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

As mentioned above, I started my new job last week. I attended two planner meet ups with my planner friends this month and they were both very fun. On a not so fun note, I was diagnosed with double ear infections and a throat infection on Friday night.

5. What I'm Dreading...

Nothing at the moment.

6. What I'm Working On...

Trying to find time/motivation to blog more.

7. What I'm Excited About...

My new job and Halloween!


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8. What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: MLB playoffs & World Series, my regular Fall TV shows, Fall Harvest movies on the Hallmark Channel
Reading: I'm just about to finish Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee. I will be starting The Breakdown by B.A. Paris after that.

9. What I'm Wearing...

The usual... shirts/pants.

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

On Saturday, I'm working at the daycare's Fall festival for an hour and then I'm having lunch with a friend. On Sunday, I'm going to some stores with my mom and we're going out to lunch. The rest of the weekend I will be cleaning my room/bathroom and relaxing.

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

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season!

12. What Else Is New...

I think I covered everything.

BONUS QUESTION: What is your favorite Thanksgiving side?

I love my mom's sweet potato pie.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Five on Friday: September 29, 2017



1. 8 years with Davey Eli

On Tuesday, it marked 8 years that Davey Eli, my cat and fur baby, came into my life. He is the sweetest boy. He loves to snuggle, play with his toys, try and steal my washi tape and planner stuff, loves laying in the sun and sleeping! I love him so very much!


2. Birthdays

Today is my sister, K's, birthday! I hope she has the best day. Tomorrow my cousin L has a birthday. Next month, there are a lot of birthdays in my family. My mom, my dad, my nephew M, a few of my cousins, and some friends of mine, all have birthdays next month!

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3. Fall TV Shows

  I'm so excited for the return/premieres of Fall TV shows! Here is what I'm watching:

Monday: Dancing With The Stars, Kevin Can Wait, The Good Doctor, 9JKL, S.W.A.T.
Tuesday: Law & Order: True Crime, This Is Us, Chrisley Knows Best
Wednesday: Survivor, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, American Housewife, Eric & Jessie, Total Bellas
Thursday: Chicago Fire, Grey's Anatomy
Friday: Blue Bloods
Mid-Season: Chicago Med, Good Girls, Life Sentence, The Resident, Shades of Blue, Splitting Up Together

What shows are you watching?

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4. Hip Bursitis Update

I'm still dealing with a lot of pain with my hip bursitis. However, the doctor said, that there isn't much they can do after all of the things we've already tried. He said some days will be good, some days will be okay, and some days will be really bad. Lately, I've been having a lot of bad days regarding the pain level.

5. Quotes/Funnies/Pictures


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