Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Nutcracker

We went to the Nutcracker today at our high school. This is our 3rd time going, we skipped last year. The 1st time we went Tara & her friends were 4 years old. Now 4 of her friends are turning 8 in January. Time flies. This year's Nutcracker was better than previous years. They had a famous ballet dancer & everyone just seemed more in-tuned with each other. I think we will continue to go ever other year.
Love pink Christmas trees.

Tara & her bff, Jessica.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving photos. 2014

Thanksgiving this year was a little bit different. We had a snowstorm on Wednesday night & lost power for a second that night. Then we woke up Thursday morning to no internet, cable or phone. So we missed the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. I think we can probably watch it online.

JoJo with the snow in the background.

This is my Mom, Dad, Me, Tara & my hubby.

Our mantel decorated with glittery turkeys.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nail files. Week # 181

I did some Thanksgivingish nails for yesterday. I had on Sonia Kashuk~Five cent & Channel~Kaliedoscope & Wikid nails glitter (not sure what the name is, it's a mini) that I bought from a local girl. It has brown/copper & green glitter in it. I also got these new fingerless gloves today & thought they kind of matched. I've been losing a few nails too. I'm planning on trimming the others down a bit tomorrow, when I take the polish off.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I volunteered today at the animal shelter. It was 60 degrees out today, so nice. I think it will probably be the last nice day that I have walking dogs. There were so many volunteers today that all the dogs were walked by 11:00am & I really didn't have anything to do. I went to the cat area (where I really want to be) & asked if they needed help, but they had just finished & were leaving. So I went & checked out the ferrets, Chinchillas & guinea pigs.
This is Daisy, a 7 year old german shepherd. She was very sweet. If anyone is looking for a nice older dog.

Remember Lola, the sheepdog looking poodle, that I walked last week?

Well this is her now. I was so sad to see her like this. She looks sick & frail now. Like a totally different dog. I do think that she could have been trimmed a bit, but this much?

Monday, November 24, 2014

What I'm Thankful for


(From Pinterest)

1. My parents, JoJo & family & close friends
2. My Music (it has gotten me through so much)
3. Having a roof over my head
4. That we have food in our kitchen
5. My health (I'm somewhat healthy) & my families health
6. My pen pals
7. Cameras
8. Nail polish
9. Malls
10. Ulta & Sephora
11. Reality tv
12.Warm weather (when we have it)
13. Sunshine
14. Happy Mail
15. Vacations
16. Margaritas
17. Pizza

Okay, I just had add the last few. They're a bit silly, but that's okay.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Eating: Nothing

Reading: "Hexes & Hemlines" by Juliet Blackwell

Watching: Organized Like Jen

Below Jen from Organized Like Jen.

Listening to: Organized Like Jen

Wearing: Jeans, a sweater, a bathrobe & 2 pairs of socks.

Thinking about: Everything that we have going on this week.

Looking Forward to: Thanksgiving being over.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This & That

Photo from We heart it.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? We are getting ready to host at our house again this year. It will be a short week, next week. Tara has school Monday & Tuesday & then is off for the rest of the week. It looks like it might snow on Wednesday & we might have some friends come over. I feel like I might be getting a cold. My nose has been stuffy & so itchy. I feel like I am breathing dust. My throat is scratchy. So I stayed in today & did some housework & caught up on a few shows on the dvr, "Vanderpump Rules" & "Housewives of Beverly Hills". I had a zinc & Emergen C drink. I'm going to stay in again tomorrow & rest up for the upcoming week. Our X-mas cards shipped this morning, so I will be working on those this week & mailing them out soonish. I'd like to wait until Dec. 1st to mail them out. I mail photo cards 1st & then regular cards once I run out. I need to get a few more gifts to mail out to friends in other states. I want to get them out early this year. So that is it for now. Hope you are all having a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 180

This week I changed my nails a few times. I wasn't really happy with my nails that I did a few days ago. I bought this China Glaze polish today & painted my nails tonight with it. It is called High Hopes. I saw someone post a pic of this polish on Instagram last weekend & went out & got it.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I switched my day to Tuesday, that I volunteer at the animal shelter. I walked this dog Lola today. She was so cute. It said that she was part poodle. She looked a lot like a sheep dog, I thought. I always loved sheep dogs. She kept rolling around & wanted me to rub her belly.

I went to visit the cats. I fell in love with this guy Mickey. He's 9 years od. He was so friendly & affectionate. His fur was so soft. I would love to take him home. I got this photo from the website.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New England Minute~Vermont

I went to Vermont this past weekend with some friends for a scrapbooking weekend. We got up there on Friday night & got a few pages done. 3 of us went up on Friday & 3 came up on Saturday. That night we went to the town Woodstock. It's become a tradition. They have cute shops & cool restaurants/bars. Some of my friends did some Christmas shopping. The weekend went way too fast.


Saturday, November 15, 2014


7 years old is a crazy age. Tara is 7 now & she is like a mini-teenager. She's gotten so fresh & disrespectful. I'm not sure how to deal with this. She has been disrespectful for the past 4 years. So we really need to change things fast. I want to stop it before things get too bad & she is older. Any advice? If you have a girl around this age is she like that?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nail Files. Week # 179

 This week I had on China Glaze~Sweet Hook & Aerie~Pink Starlet. This is my 1st Aerie polish & I love it. I kept staring at it.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

New glasses

So I finally got my new glasses. They are no line bi-focals. I HATE wearing glasses & I had eye surgery last year, but my eyes were so bad. Now they have gotten worse again. The doc said it's slightly worse, but it's enough for me to not be able to read street signs. I also can't read up close. So I got new glasses & will mostly wear them for reading & driving. When I'm at home I might wear them all the time. Just so annoying. They did tell me that I might have to wear reading glasses.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time for Vermont again

Woodstock, Vermont. Photo via Pinterest.

So we are getting ready to go away to Vermont again this weekend for a Girl's scrapbooking weekend. I haven't had time to scrapbook/smashbook in a while. I'm so far behind. I really miss it because it relaxes me & helps rid stress. I have dance recital stuff from June, 4th of July & lots of other old stuff to be scrapbooked. I'm going to aim for 15 pages. I think my record is 27 pages in a weekend. So we'll see how much I can get done.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday

Tara had off from school today. There is a Teacher's workshop. She has tomorrow off too for Veteran's Day. So we did some errands & then we stopped at a donut shop called Heavn'ly donuts & I got her a donut & we split a Vanilla freeze. Trying to keep her busy, so she doesn't get bored.

Linking up with Krystyn from "Really are you Serious"?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November goals

I know I"m kind of late, but I'm doing my November goals finally.

1. Complete all of my reviews.
2. Try to spend less $.
3. To not buy any nailpolish.
4. Drink more water.
5. Get back into doing pilates.
6. Sell some stuff on Craigslist or the local yard sale page on FB.
7. Get my Christmas packages out earliesh.
8. Find a good deal on Christmas photo cards.
9. Keep up with things better. Junk piles, pen pal letters, swaps whatever.
10. Hopefully have a drama free Thanksgiving.
11. Switch to another animal shelter to volunteer at.
12. Go visit my parents more & maybe clean their house.

Christmas wishlist

So we are cutting down a bit on buying presents this year. Anthony & I both need dental work & we are going to run out of insurance & have to use our own $. I'm thinking of baking & making some gifts. I came up with a wishlist for myself, but it seems like it might only be a fantasy wish list, but that's okay. It's fun making a list anyway.

This is a boho bracelet that I saw on Etsy.

I actually just ordered this vest from Aerospatale. They didn't have large in the store, so I ordered it.

This palette is from Clinique. I love browns, coppers, golds & purples. I have a thing for eye shadow (nail polish & lipstick too).

 I love this Lorac Mega pro palette, but it keeps selling out on Amazon.

I just saw this cute sweater today from American Eagle.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Nail files. Week # 178

I finally found Sinful colors~Prosecco. On 1 of the nail polish groups on Fb, people are going crazy trying to find it. Not really sure why, but it became my mission to see if I could find it. I looked in about 10 stores. I found it at my old Rite Aid near where I grew up in MA. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. But it gets a bit dull after a few days. The purple is Sephora by OPI~What Film Noir You in?
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