Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My little gymnast

I love this pic. Tara has really been enjoying her gym class. She goes tomorrow again.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday

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My parents were over yesterday & my Dad snapped this pic of us.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Happy List

This is my 1st time participating in a Happy list. Very happy way to end the week.

Ordered some Orglamix Menthe - Pure Organic Mineral Perfecting Corrector & was sent this sample eyeshadow. I love the color. It looks so pretty on. Loving mineral eyeshadow.

I'm loving my new cupcake pendant that I won. I've been wearing it everyday since I got it.

Apples, Apples, Apples. We have so many apples from going to an apple orchard.

Having a few hrs to myself while T naps. Yay, she's napping today. She hasn't for the past few days.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Have you hugged an Alpaca today?

Today is National Alpaca day. I've been wanting an alpaca for about 10 years now. We went to a local Alpaca farm today. The owner said that they cost about $60,000 each. So I guess I won't ever been getting 1. I also found out that they only have bottom teeth. They're very sweet animals. They shave their fur & make them into sweaters, mittens, hats, stuffed animals etc...

This little white 1 below is just a baby, that is only a month old.

Oktoberfest giveaway

Years ago my parents use to bring me to Virginia every Summer for 2 weeks. I had best friend twins & we would go to Busch gardens every year. My friends & I would always end up in the Oktoberfest area. We couldn't drink, but it was lots of fun. There were dancers up on a stage & they would sing & dance & come into the audience & pull people up to dance with them. We sit at the long tables with people that we didn't know & always get pizza.

Oktoberfest is coming up. Oktoberfest is a 16 to 18-day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Apple crisp

I made apple crisp today with the apples that we picked the other day. This year I just bought a box mix. It was okay. Last year I found a recipe online & made it from scratch. Next year I will make it from scratch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


*I've been thinking of changing my hair color. Not sure to what. I don't like my hair blonde & I don't like it darker either. Maybe add some golden highlights to it. I haven't mentioned it to the Hubs yet.

*I've been loving Cinnamon scented candles & things. I've always loved cinnamon, but lately I've been burning my new tart burner everyday.

*Been wanting a better camera with a better zoom lens on it. I love my camera because it's tiny & I can carry it in my purse (& it's pink), but I really would love to start taking better photos. My last 2 cameras with zoom lenses broke, so that's why I got the little camera that I have. I dropped 1 of the cameras with the lens out & it never worked again My last camera Tara pulled onto the floor & that was it for that 1. I figure having a camera with the lens built in is good for me being clumsy & good for having a toddler. But 1 of my friends has an awesome camera & her pics come out soooo good.

* Been using more body lotions & face creams lately.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Apple picking

Today we went apple picking for the 1st time. It was fun. We let the kids pick them. After I had a cider donut & Tara had a muffin. We'll be making apple crisp & apple sauce this week. My friend is suppose to send me an apple sauce recipe. I'll post it when I get it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Yay, he shaved

Hubs grew his go-tee a few months ago. I hate it (he had it when I met him). I've never liked facial hair. Even when I was a little, guys with facial hair made me cry (this guy Dave, that my parents knew, made me cry everytime I saw him). I think the facial hair makes Anthony look much older. Especially since he now has white hairs in his beard too. I don't mind him growing it for a few months. I usually tell him to grow it over the Winter. Anyway, we had a deal going. If the Patriots lost he'd have to shave. So they lost & he shaved this morning. Woohoo. I have my cute hubby back.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What I'm reading

I just got this book yesterday from the library. The book finally came in. I haven't started to read it yet, but I can't wait. I love the way she writes her books. Lets see how long it takes me to finish it. A month? 2?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bare Minerals make-over

My friend Jessica & I went to get make-overs @ Bare Esentuals today. It was a lot of fun. I went in with no make-up. I think it came out really good & I ended up buying a "get started" kit. The girl gave me this sheet with everything that she used on me.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn bucket list 2010

I finished my Autumn bucket list. It doesn't seem like I have much on it. Maybe I'll add to it.

1. Go apple picking

2. Go to the local castle

3. Watch 1 movie a week

4. Bake more

5. Make apple crisp

6. Go on a hayride

7. Go pumpkin picking

8. Flea markets

9. Read 1 book

10. Go on a date night with the hubs

11. Putnam pantry (make your own sundaes)

12. Topsfield fair

13. Rainforest cafe

14. Do more crafts with Tara

15. Do more Tot school

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Corn maze

We went to our 1st ever corn maze today @ a farm with our playgroup friends. It was a lot of fun. We went into the store after & got some strawberry milk & a few veggies.

Mom cave

I like the idea of this.

My hubby has a Man-room downstairs with all Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics stuff. I have my craft room (really the guest room), but it would be nice to have a place to hang out with my friends when they come over. We really don't have the room to do it, other than in my office. I found this on the Homegoods website.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Not quiteWW~Leave wreath

We put this together at the Farmer's market that we went to last Sunday. They handed us the kit & we glued it together. It was really windy & we lost parts of some of the accorns. So I need to make some tops for them. We have it inside our front door. So it doesn't get ruined from the weather.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer to-do list (we did half of them)

I did a Summer bucket list. Below is the list (the bold ones are the ones that we did). My Autumn bucket list will be coming this week.

Read 1 book (Tori Spelling's: Mommywood)
Go to the lake & have a picnic
Go to the park & get Gelato
Go to Dairy Queen
Check out a local castle
Go to Hampton beach (we did twice)
Get a new tattoo
Fly a kite
Watch fireworks
Make a Root beer float
Have smores in our homemade firepit
Sleep in a tent in our yard
Go to a Farmer's market
Go to a concert
Go on a boat (Do swan boats count?)
Go on our Canoe
Splash park
Have Tara's Professional 3 year photos done
Go to Boston
Have another Date night with my hubby
Lay on our hammock
Go to Canobie Lake Park
Make sangria or margaritas

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Food fest

There was a farmer's market in our mall parking lot today. The only thing I bought was a whoopie pie from a local bakery. We've lived here for almost 3 years & it's not far from our house & I've never stepped a foot inside there. I hear their donuts are awesome.

All the free stuff we got.

Kidgets gave Tara a backpack filled with things (the red, yellow, blue & green bag)

The balloon guy. He was awesome. I'd love to get him to do a party sometime.

Waiting in line for a balloon.

She popped 1 of the wings on her butterfly, so we waited in line again to ask if we could get another 1. The guy ended up making me a flower since I waited in line again, he said I could have just came up to him & asked. Never thought of that.

Check your local Simon mall website for events. Ours has been having lots of fun things going on. Lots of coupons & freebies. Kidgets has fun things too. The next event is 10-30.

Eight is Enough

Sprinkles @ tagged me with 8 questions.

The rules are simple enough: Answer 8 questions, come up with 8 new questions and tag 8 people.

My questions from Sprinkles:

1. Have you ever seen a ghost? If you have, what's the story behind it? Um, I think I did, but not sure. I was in the basement of my friend's house & was walking back from the bathroom & there was a laundry room with no one in it, but I saw a shadow. I also always felt like I was being watched when we sat near a certain window too & was told that they had seen ghosts outside the window.
2. What is your most embarassing moment? I think my most embarassing moment was when I was at our local park this Spring & I fell off of the monkey bars. I was holding Tara up to hang from them & decided to stand on a stool next to it. I realized I couldn't get her down while standing up there & she started to fall, so I leaned over & I landed on my face. She fell too, but was fine. I had my glasses on & was bleeding & had scratches all over my face. I'm not sure if anyone saw, but I was still really embarassed. It was just a dumb thing that I did.
3. What was your best job and why? Never had a job that I liked.
4. What was your worst job and why? My last job. Things got bad when I got preg & they ended up making me work pretty much 2 full-time jobs. 1 girl quit & 1 got in an accident & that only left me to do everything. I had 3 anxiety attacks & they had no sympathy for me at all.
5. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the $? I would have a house built in a warm state & have another 1 built here in NH. Help out family & friends that need certain things, put some in our savings & donate some to charities.
6. Have you met any celebrities? If you have, what's the story behind it? I've met lots of bands over the years. The 1st band I met in 1983 & that started my days of meeting bands.
7. What is your favorite childhood memory? The different vactions that we took. I loved going to Virginia every July for 2 weeks & I met my best friend there in 1976.
8. What's your biggest regret? My ex-fiance

My questions for you:

1. What type of car do you drive?
2. What is your fave perfume (s)?
3. What countries have you visitied?
4. How old were you when you got your driver's license?
5. How many states have you lived in?
6. Do you have any tattoos?
7. What is your fave season?
8. How long have you been blogging?

I'm now tagging~

BlueViolet @
Sherri @
Mama Hen @
Rachel @
Aly @
Krystyn @
Alysha @
Charity @

Even if you weren't tagged, please feel free to play along. I'd love to read your answers!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mama day

My hubby & daughter went camping overnight today. This is the 1st time in 3 years that I've been home overnight alone. I have a yucky cold, but was so excited cause I could get a bunch of things done. I went to a craft fair today & an apple orchard & bought a huge Mum plant & 2 mini pumpkins (1 white & 1 orange). I vacuumed, pulled out a bunch of my Summer clothes, organized T's clothes a bit, changed the cat box, painted my nails, picked up the house & it stayed clean, watched 2 episodes of Housewives of NJ (I have 2 left) & am watching "Couples Retreat". I also thought I broke the vacuum cleaner, the upstairs toilet is not working right & my kitty is peeing on the floor (I'm a bit worried about her & calling the vet on Monday). I think we all need a little alone time once in a while.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fave Foto Friday

I thought I would start a new thing on my blog. I will add a Fave foto (yes, I know I spelled it wrong) every Friday. If anyone wants to join in, it would be fun.

Since Halloween is coming up, I thought I would post 1 of my fave Halloween pics. October 2008.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sunny Sunflowers

Today I was driving down the street, not far from my house & drove by these awesome sunflowers. Of course, I had to get some pics. Great photo-op. I pulled into a parking lot, turned around, did a U-turn & then pulled over. I asked Tara if she thought Mama was crazy & she said "Oh no". Whew. So I got out & took a few pics. Sunflowers have always been 1 of my fave flowers & I hate the color yellow. I'm even trying to grow 1 on my deck.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

(Almost ) Wordless Wednesday~My little ham

Wow, 2 Dunks posts in a row.

Fall has arrived @ Dunkin donuts

They have new apple cider & Warm Apple Pie made with real apples. Only available for a limited time @ participating Eastern MA / So. NH area stores.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

One tough Mama

A few months ago, I started driving the hubs car. He's had it since 2004, but I just started driving it recently. He has an SUV (Hyndai Santa Fe). I was joking with him saying that I feel like a tough girl driving a big truck. I know, it's not a monster truck, but I still feel tough looking down on people. haha. I went shopping yesterday alone & had so much fun. This is me (in his car) in the Kohls parking lot. Got some cute tops & a butterfly necklace that I love.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday

I love this pic. It was taken yesterday at the Italian feast. I think you can see how are eyes look alike in this pic (they're the same shape). She looks a lot like me when I was her age, but I had blonde hair & blue eyes.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fun Sunday

Today we went to an Italian feast. My friend goes every year. This was our 3rd time going.

I got a yummy canoli @ the Tripoli bakery.

They shoot out confetti & streamers. Tara ended up filling my tote bag up with them & now they are all over our house. She decorated my arm a little while ago.