Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Music effects my mood in a very big way. I like to pick what I listen to, but we don't always have a choice. Like at the dentist office last week, they were playing all 70's songs. I like a few 70's songs, but these were songs that I never want to hear again. My daughter is into Kids bop (I like the hair band cd), the Frozen cd & Katy Perry. She is also a rock chic. She loves Shinedown, Godsmack & Three Days Grace. Our neighbors cut down a bunch of trees. They have 5 teenagers & they were blasting Country music yesterday, so Tara decided she had to blast Kids bop 25. Ugh. Anthony has speakers out on the deck, so you can hear the music in the yard. I also go to Walmart once a week, food shopping & they now have music & play the same songs every week when I am there. So annoying. Maybe I should just walk around with headphones on & listen to my music. I kind of get that now.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

 This is a selfie that we took last week. Tara had the ipod on her swing & we were looking down at it. I thought it came out kind of cool.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring organization

So since I started my Spring organization I'm looking for some new storage baskets & bins. I found a few online that are pretty cute.

We don't have the Container store near us, but there is 1 in MA, that I have been to once. I might need to take a ride there. It was about a year ago that I went there. My next thing that I want to organize is under my bathroom sink. I want to get a few baskets to put all of my hair stuff & lotions in. Also just go through it all & get rid of some stuff. I want to seperate the hair stuff & the lotions. It will make it easier to find things.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Not good at doing hair

I've never been good at doing hair but I am finally starting to go on You tube & watch tuturials. I tried doing a French braid on my hair the other day, but only did the top part. It looked kind of cool. I put a barrette in. So I want to learn how to French braid (it will be easier to try it on Tara) & also to do a messy bun in my hair. I plan on wearing my hair in a messy bun a lot this Summer.

Below are a few of the looks that I like. The bottom 1 isn't so messy.


Photos from Pinterest & blogs.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 121

I won a giveaway a few weeks ago & these 3 nailpolishes were part of the prize. Yay.
Below I have on Urban decay~Woodstock (pink) & UD~Goldmine. The pink is so bright & pretty. The gold glitter is a bit thick

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

8 Things

8 Things I'm Listening To:

1. Shinedown
2. Def Leppard
3. Slash
4. Three Days Grace
5. Avenge Sevenfold
6. Halestorm
7. Stone Sour
8. Boston (on the radio)

8 Things I'm Watching:

1. General Hospital
2. Housewives of the OC
3. Flipping out
4. The Middle 5. Flip or Flop
5. House Hunters
6. Property brothers
7. Love it or List it
8. House Hunters International

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. My Birthday & our Summer vacay (always)
2. Warm sunny days
3. Our 8 year anniversary
4. Going away for another scrapbook weekend to Vermont
5. Tara bridging to be a Brownie in May
6. Tara's Dance recital (2 performances)
7. Going to Hampton beach, Portsmouth, Boston etc.....
8. Tara's birthday

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Laundry
2. Emptied the dishwasher/washed pans
3. Made some listws
4. Made some phone calls
5. Took the Easter stuff down
6. Sat outside with my daughter after school
7. Went for a walk with the neighborhood walking club
8. Read my book

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Move to Florida
2. Lose more weight
3. Be gluten free & no more stomach problems
4. Have no drama in my life
5. Live near my bff
6. Go back to Virginia
7. Go to CA (it's been 16 years)
8. Australia

8 Things I Collect:

1. nailpolish
2. Washi Tape
3. Bags/Tote bags
4. Cute Mugs
5. frames
6. fairies
7. candles
8. Owls

8 Places I'd Like To Go (for the 1st time or again):

1. Bermuda (again. we got married there)
2. Florida (again)
3. Virginia (again)
4. London
5. California (again)
6. Montreal (again)
7. Quebec city (again)
8. Las Vegas (again)

8 Must Have Items In My Purse:

1. Wallet
2. ipod
3. lipgloss
4. camera
5. Mirror
6. coupons
7. phone
8. bc powder/advil

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

This photo is from yesterday, Easter. It was a little chilly out, so we didn't eat outside. But we got some pics outside. Our neighbor got a bouncy house for the day, so Tara was in that most of the day.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Nail Files week # 120

I did my Easter nails today. The pinky is Pure Ice~Turquiose & Caicos with Pure ice~ Twinkle, then Light pink is Essie~French Affair with Del Sol~Calypso, Middle finger Maybelline Color show~Blue Blowout with Sally Hansen~Hard Lemonade & the purple is Sephora by OPI~Iris I was Thinner.

The bunny didn't come out so good. I have the Turquoise & Caicos (greenish) & Pure Ice~Platinum & the black is Hard Candy~Bite of Black (This is new & I haven't used it yet, other than the eyes & nose on the bunny). The Pure ice Platinum is all thick & lumpy, so I need to get a new 1 soon.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Eating: Nothing
Reading: "Remember Me" by Sophie Kinsella

Watching: Nothing
Listening to: My fingers type
Wearing: Pjs
Thinking about: Tomorrow being Friday
Looking forward to: Easter being over

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yum of the Day/Tasty Tuesday

 I found this recipe on Lauren Conrad's website. I tried it tonight & it's really good. I think I might add a little more honey & cinnamon though. I used Vanilla Rice Milk instead. Here is the recipe.

1 cup almond milk
1 tsp honey
2 drops vanilla extract
A pinch of cinnamon

Pour the milk into a microwave safe mug and cook it in the microwave until the milk begins to foam. Stir in the honey and vanilla, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy warm. This is also a great solution to try if you often have trouble sleeping.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

We had a few nice days last week, so we hung out in the yard. This is us on our swing

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ice skating

Today was Tara's last ice skating lesson. Her 2nd session. She had her test today & got her 2nd patch. My Dad was a hockey referee when I was a kid. So I was always at the rink & also took lessons when I was a kid. I hadn't skated in 14 years. I went & my Dad too since it was Tara's last lesson. I didn't do too bad, my ankles were really hurting though. It was so cold too. My nose was totally pink & it took me 2 hrs to warm up after. It was a fun day.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nail Files week # 119 & Spring Polish swap reveal

My Partner was Sarah from Small Town Iowan. I had mentioned that I loved purple. It was a Spring polish swap. Stop by her blog. She has 2 adorable girls.
When I opened my package, it was all wrapped up pretty.
She sent me Wet n' Wild Megalast~On a Trip. I love the color, but I already had it. So Tara added it to her stash.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring cleaning

I've been doing some Spring cleaning lately. Posting stuff on Craigslist. I threw out a bunch of magazines & catalogs (lots more to go). I brought some old tap shoes to Tara's dance school today & donated them. Cleaned out my closet. Destashing my scrapbooking stuff too. It feels good to get rid of stuff. I'm sick of clutter. I think it does kind of weigh you down. 1 of my pen pals sent me a big package of clothes & jewelry last week. She does this a few times a year when she cleans out her closet. So I want to do that & pass my stuff on to other people.

Monday, April 7, 2014

10 Things I hate

I saw this on Instagram & thought I would do it on my blog. Sometimes it's fun to vent.

1. Snow
2. Cold weather/being cold
3. Migraines
4. Massachusetts drivers/Driving in the Northshore area (I can say that because I am from there).
5. Arguing with people
6. Being Gluten intolerant
7. Cigerettes
8. Mushrooms
9. Rap music
10. Days with no mail/ No Happy mail

Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella

I finished reading the book "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella today. I totally loved it. It's about an English girl named Lara, who goes to her Great Aunt's funeral. She's never met her & none of her family really wants to be there. During the funeral the Aunt's ghost starts talking to Lara & tells her that she wants her necklace & to stop the funeral & say that she's been murdered. So they stop the funeral & they have some funny adventures together, trying to find the missing necklace. It's a heartwarming story. Her Aunt died at 105, but the ghost is 23. Young at heart.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2 New You tube girls to follow

I found 2 new beauty You Tubers this week.

Vlog with Kendra

The 2nd 1 is Jaclyn Hill. She's so beautiful & very funny. Her personality reminds me Katy Perry, Debra Messing & my bff Kim.

Jaclyn Hill