Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! We're halfway there! Linkin' up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday.



~ I'm loving that H got Magic tickets from his work for tonight and we're going VIP style... holla! lol

What I'm not going to love is myself in the morning since I have to be up at the crack of dawn to drive 2 hours to a work conference. Yipes! Couldn't pass up those free tickets though! Priorities people!


~ I'm loving that my girl Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress

Love how refreshing she is to "hollywood"


~ I'm loving that we're going to Disney this weekend. I can't wait to wear my sparkly mouse ears again! 



~ I'm also loving the FL resident passes we got for Disney so we get to go 4 times for a super low price! Less than 2 regular park tickets. Craziness! Add another reason why I absolutely love living in the sunshine state! :-D

~ I'm loving my recent Pinterest finds:






















~ I'm always loving my amazing H :)



What are YOU loving today?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Aruba Bronzer Sun Disk

I ventured into Sephora over the weekend for the first time in a few months (I've been soooo good!) to re-stock my foundation and bronzer. I was excited to see the Naked Flushed palette for the first time in person but was very underwhelmed by it which makes me sad. Because I love the Naked eyeshadow palettes (I have the original, 2, and Basics and love them all!) and the Naked Nails set so I had huge expectations for their blush, bronzer, and highlighter palette. But the colors aren't very pigmented, the bronzer was really light and the highlighter didn't hold a candle to my NARS Albatross.

So, I decided to stick with my tried and true which is the Aruba by the Sephora Collection. So, the sales girl suggested that I go with the sun disk which is a larger version of the bronzer for only $6 more. I honestly had no idea they carried this, and we agreed that if it's my tried and true and I'll just keep coming back for more why not spend only $6 more so it'll last me much longer.






So happy with my purchase and I shouldn't have to pick up a new one for a looooong time :)


Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend Shopping Shennanigans

Sunday nights are the absolute worst! Can I get an a-men?! As I sit here recapping my weekend I'm in awe again of how quickly they always seem to fly by. But I love reflecting back on the times that make me who I am.

Friday H and I were boring and stayed in and had happy hour at home again which is becoming our favorite Friday evening tradition. Our patio, our food, our booze mixed just right, firepit, H, and our doggy is perfection to me.

Saturday my original plan was to go to the beach, but we did a crap ton of shopping for the house. You know you've done some damage when your feet are aaaaaching. It was a gorgeous day out so we went down to one of my favorite areas for some shopping and an amazing lunch.


We enjoyed lunch outside and had the most amazing bruschetta *my favorite app* and antipasto salad topped off with a yummy Sangria.

Next, we stopped in Pottery Barn to use an old gift card. I of course was drawn right to the candles and accessories but this beautiful vase caught my eye in the color scheme we've been using for our living room. 


~ Vase for our living room once our new furniture comes in (it's more of a light blue, not sure why it photographed green)

~ I went to Sephora for the first time in since December which is huge for me! Stocked up on foundation and bronzer. 

~ Picked up a copy of Peter Pan to add to our Disney collection


I've been wanting to put a big clock up over the archway from the living room into the dining room and I picked up this one and love that it's a mix of roman numerals and regular numbers. Now all that's missing in the living room are our chairs. They're en route and I'll post pics once they're assembled and the room is complete... with a real camera so they're not grainy iphone pics :-P



My favorite buy of the weekend was of course the portrait of the new Yankee Stadium. I added it to our game room to go with all of H's team stuff. I'm so glad I finally have a place in there :)


Oooh and I finally started framing some of our vacation pics that come in those pesky 6x8 prints but you can never find a frame for them. So, I stuck them in 8x10 frames with a black background which worked out great. 


Linkin' up with the awesome Sami for Weekend Shenanigans. Come join us and tell us about your weekend :)



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday! Linkin up with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social.



1. What was your biggest middle school fashion mistake?

~ Ohhhh dear is all I have to say. What wasn't a fashion mistake back then? I wore a lot of my dad's flannel shirts, jncos, airwalk shoes, and ball chains.. and the worst of all was the Bo-Sux tee I used to wear to spite my dad (I thought I was soooo rebellious back then so I went above my pinstripes blood type and thought I could get a reaction out of my dad and both my grandfathers by wearing a Red Sox tee.. did NOT work and then I came to my senses as I matured and realized how important it was to respect my "blood type" and go with what felt natural and be a Yankees fan whoo hoo!) My dad used to get so mad when I'd steal his flannel shirts out of his closet. He couldn't understand why I was trying to steal his clothes instead of my mom's :-P

Yeah.. that was basically me...


2. Who were your best friends in high school?

My best friends in high school were my girls Faith and Kristine and my high school boyfriend. He was so not right for me, but at the time he was one of my best friends. 



We even got matching outfits for a day trip to Block Island:

We were oh sooooo cool


Last day of school 10th grade... yeah we were private school kids and thought we were super tough oh dear 0:-)

3. What was a typical weekend like for you in high school?

~ I lived at the mall, the movie theater, and the pool hall. I was never much of a drinker until college (thankfully) then it was all downhill from there lol

4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfiends tell us about it 

~ Yes, refer to #2 we were together for about 2 years and thought we were going to get married... oh boy! But that was soooo 10 years ago :-P

5. Did you have any secret codes with friends? Spill your secrets!

~ Just the typical "gibberish" language... you know givaggib-biviger-ivegish 



6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school what would it be?

~ Graduation day such an amazing feeling! I love that my great grandmother who lived to be 100 and all my grandparents were there and even my best friend from summer camp who took the train down from Boston. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! Linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday :0)



~ I'm loving that we went to see the manatees last weekend. They were adorable!


~ I'm loving that it's warming back up and it'll be warm enough for the beach this weekend :-D



~ I'm loving how many of my friends and family are buying houses, getting married, and having babies. It's just hurting my wallet... presents galore! Housewarming gifts, bridal and baby shower gifts, and wedding gifts oh my!

~ I'm loving that Winston is stepping up his game on New Girl in the funny department. Watch out Schmidt! Everyone's giving and gettin' except ol' Winny!



~ I'm loving my recent finds on Pinterest:



















~ I'm always loving my amazing H



What are YOU loving today?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cheesy Fondue

As I mentioned before, H and I aren't big on Valentines Day so we usually don't celebrate it and if we decide to we usually stay in and I make fondue and bake something yummy. This year, H got excited about me making fondue and I totally dropped the ball and forgot to pick up everything for it at the grocery store so I promised him we'd celebrate and I'd make it later on over the weekend.

Since I had yesterday off (the heavens open up and you can hear the Hallelujah chorus) I went to the store after my pedicure and picked up everything to surprise H when he got home begrudgingly from work. I got everything to make fondue and red velvet cookies.. ya know to be festive.






Cheese Fondue

1 cup of white wine

1 tbsp. of butter

1 tbsp. of flour

7 oz. of Gruyere cheese

7 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese

7 oz. of Emmentaler cheese

Bring wine to a boil in a sauce pan

Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, whisk in flour and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir wine into flour mixture slowly then add the cheese.

Stir until cheese is melted.

Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with a variety of dippers. I usually use broccoli, bread, turkey sausage, soft pretzels (H's fav!), and cucumbers. Oh and of course wine :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Showing Love for the 3 Day Weekend

Why can't we have more 3 day weekends in our lives? They're so refreshing :)

Friday night we went with friends to the food trucks down by the lake and movie under the stars. The food was amazing and it was neat to finally go to an outdoor movie.


Afterwards, we went back to our friend's house and had some more beers and played pool.


~ That sign always makes me think of Robin Scherbatsky *Robin Sparkles*

~ The boys schooled us in pool :(



Saturday, I made a big breakfast which we enjoyed out on the patio and of course Roxy joined us



Later on, we went out for some drinks and apps and then did some shopping. I'm so proud of myself, we went to several stores and I did not buy a single thing for myself clothing/shoes/makeup wise. My goal to spend less at Sephora has been going really well so far this year.

Then we stopped at Target *my happy place* and finished up some grocery shopping and picked up curtains (finally) for the dining room. It's amazing how simple something like hanging up curtains brings so much warmth to a room.

Sunday, I got up and cooked some pancakes and we got ready to go to the park to go see the manatees. It was much colder than it has been so I wore a hoodie and some boots and still ended up being cold at the park. Brrrrr!




We brought Roxy and she had the time of her life out there and she was giving out kisses left and right to everyone who stopped to pet her. 


Poor girl was so tuckered out and slept (and snored) the whole car ride home... adorable!

Today, I have off *whoo hoo* but H doesn't booooo! I'll just be cleaning up around the house and pampering myself by going for a pedicure... oh and catching up on the DVR of course :0)


Update on my trying to eat more fresh foods... I've been eating a lot more salads just adding some yummy-ness to them like some chopped bacon or grilled chicken and reduced fat cheese. 



Don't forget to link up with Sami and share your weekend shenanigans ;0)


Friday, February 15, 2013

Cheers to the Weekend

Happy Friday! This week felt like it was dragging and then it decided to finally pick up some momentum thankfully :)

Soooo ready for this glorious 3 day weekend! Mine will look like:

Food truck night at the park


Movie under the stars after yummy goodness from the food trucks


Going to see the manatees! It'll be chillier this weekend, so they will be seeking the warmth of the springs


I'm not big on Valentines Day so H and we usually stay in and I make fondue, but this year I forgot to pick up stuff to make it *fail* so I'll be making it this weekend. 



..... and of course wine!





Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend :)
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