Monday, December 22, 2008

Hello Winter

Nothing too exciting to report here- I was completely snowed in this weekend. I received about 2 ft. of snow. Yes, winter has officially arrived. With nothing else to do, I did about 6 loads of laundry, caught up on all tv shows and knit. By last night I had a huge case of cabin fever. Unfortunately I ended up getting sick and having a horrible tension headache last night so I went to bed extremely early. I love the holidays, but sometimes the stress of it all can be overwhelming. Tonight I'm baking for the people in my department and hopefully will begin packing for Christmas (I'll be staying at my parents from Wednesday night through Sunday morning), as well as finish the hat for my niece. Once I do I will be sure to post pics!

I hope that you all are almost ready for the holidays and are safe in all of your travels! Cheers!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am LOVING is certainly my go to place when I have no idea what to buy for a gift. I have been so busy this holiday season that I was behind on finishing up my shopping. This morning I had some fabulous finds that I just needed to share with all of you:

Seller: rumpunch
* beautiful handmade monogrammed silver pieces. I purchased this necklace for one of my friends:

Seller: KM Thomas Designs

* Cute stationary that can be personalized with any words, names or initials. These are the choices I made for my mom and sisters. Each with their initials on the top:

Seller: Acorn Beach

*more handmade jewelry. I purchased a handstrung glass bead necklace. (sorry no picture)

A few more great sellers that I came across:

Pink Pins and Needles
Decal Monograms

Pecan Pie Puppies

Happy Shopping!

Knocking and Knitting

I'm sorry, but I need to vent. When we are little, aren't we all taught to knock on a door if it is closed before entering? The motion isn't very difficult, and there are many techniques to make it your own, but why is it that some people still just try to barge into places without knocking?! There is a single person bathroom by where I sit at work. AT LEAST twice daily when I am in there people try to open the door without knocking! It always scares me half to death! Why wouldn't they be afraid of walking in on someone? I'm always afraid that I am going to forget to lock the door and someone is going to barge in on me. It is common curtesy America, knock before entering!
On a higher note, I have decided to take up knitting. I know it is very 75 year old grandmother of me, but it is something that I have always wanted to learn. I watched a few 'how-to' videos on youtube and gave it a whirl. I am attempting to make my niece Maeve something for her first Christmas. I figured that something for an infant would be easier than a scarf or something as it will be much smaller :). I'll let you all know how it goes!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

proof of kindness in the world

Update: The jersey that I was frantically looking for this morning has been purchased! I had found it on ebay and emailed the seller and they agreed to let me purchase it today! I am sure that if he had kept the bid going it would have sold for a lot more than I purchased it for. I am so thankful for kind people in the world and acts of the holiday kindness. Kevin is going to love it!

calling all helpful bloggers!!!

Ladies, I need your help! All Kevin want's for Christmas is a Milan Lucic Boston Bruins Home Jersey. Stupid me decided that I would wait until today (pay day) to order it online. I found a website that carried it and bookmarked it yesterday for easy access. This morning I went to purchase it and it was sold out! I have been crazily calling all the local sporting goods stores and scouring the internet but it is no where to be found! I found the jersey (perfect size and everything) on ebay, but the bid doesn't end for 6 days. I emailed the seller to see if there was anyway I could purchase it from him before that, but am still awaiting a reply. If any of you know where I could find one (size medium) it would truly be a Christmas miracle!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Yay! Power!

I finally have my power back!! It's so nice to actually have dinner in my own apartment. My awsome roommate brought home champagne to celebrate. We finished the bottle and have moved onto cranberry vodkas. This is definitely a time for cocktails!! No gossip girl tonight, BUT speidi get's married on the hills tonight. Can't wait!

P.S. Anyone else super pumped for "The City"?

Weekend with no power

As some of you may have heard, we had quite the weekend here in New England. We had a huge ice storm on Thursday night that left most people without power for the weekend. Well, I'm still waiting for my power to come back on! Luckily I have wonderful friends and family members that never lost power, so I have been bouncing around to different houses all weekend. I am praying that the power comes back on today. I miss sleeping in my own bed!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can you say global warming?

Tuesday- snow
Wednesday- 57 degrees
Today- expected freezing rain/snow

Well hello global warming. With each day's temperatures changing so drastically its almost impossible to dress appropriately for the weather these days. Luckily layering is always in style and the best way to prep yourself for anything. I was never in the girl scouts growing up, but I still try to always be prepared for anything. Here are a few of my favorite pieces to layer with this fall/winter:

Satin Bow Cardigan- Forever 21- $22.80

Mohair Muffle Scarf- Jcrew- $29.50 (on sale)

Tweed Ruffle Jacket- Ann Taylor Loft- $99.00

Wool Crepet Ruffle Jacket- Ann Taylor Loft- $79.99

Cattyhunk Cardigan- Vineyard Vines

Kelly Street Cable Sweater- Vineyard Vines

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The gift of extra holiday pounds...

We all know that there are many wonderful things about the holidays. Seeing family, spending time with loved ones, delicious goodies, etc. The downfall to all of this wonderfulness is the extra weight that might seem to sneak up on us during this time. It can be difficult to count calories during the holidays (and a pain) so many people simply don't. Someone that I work with fasts for a day once weekly in order to keep her system and mind on track. What do you all do to help fight the holiday buldge??

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm baaaaaack

Hello Strangers! It seems like an eternity since I have posted something. My apologies. As you know I started a new position exactly two months ago and it has been a whirlwind. I am always very busy, but a good busy. I have been exposed to many new things which has been very exciting. A lot has happened in the past two months and I will try my hardest to catch you up on the good points.

As I am writing, I am watching the snow fall outside of my window. The first few snow falls are always my favorite time of winter. I am not a big winter fan, but something about the stillness outside when it is snowing is so magical. Our first snow came on Sunday morning. I walked into town with one of my roommates for breakfast and it was so beautiful outside. Everything was quiet, still and peaceful.

So one of the biggest things that has happened since I last posted, is that my sister had her baby!!!! I'm now an aunt! Maeve Caitlin was born on October 31st at 8:37 pm. She was 6lbs 9 oz and 18.5 inches long. She is one lucky little girl. Can you imagine having your birthday on Halloween?! First of all, she'll be able to have the best birthday parties ever, and secondly, no one will ever forget her birthday. She is so beautiful and wonderful. I try to spend every spare moment I have with her. (I'm actually heading over there tonight with Kevin to have dinner with them!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

First Day!

I got absolutely no sleep last night whatsoever. I felt like a little kid the night before the first day of school! Things have been going great so far today. Everything is coming at me pretty quickly, but I'm sure that I will soon get into the routine of things and feel quite at home. On friday a few of the people that I work with in other departments brought me a cake that said "we'll miss you" on it. It was the nicest gesture! Everyone has been so supportive of my move to marketing, that I know I made the right decision.

I just got back from being taken out to lunch by my boss, and two other heads of marketing. We went to a great little Indian restaurant. I have a lot going on today and I need to get back to things, but I'll make sure to post more later!!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Freebie

Hey Ladies! Monogram Chick is giving away the cutest bag (see above)! Make sure to check out her blog!!

Finally Friday!!

Happy Friday Everyone! I am blogging on my brand new laptop right now! One of the perks of my new job! I met with my soon to be new boss today to go over a few things (sort of an orientation) before I start on Monday. If it's at all possible, I'm even more excited about the position now than I was before!

Thank you to everyone that responded to my last post. You're words of wisdom were amazing and exactly what I needed to hear. Last night I had a pretty big blow out with Kevin on the phone and was so upset afterwards. Today we've emailed back and forth and have both said that we hating fighting with one another and really want to try and work things out this weekend. We've made plans to hang out both tonight and tomorrow night, so I hope that we will be able to resolve everything. Even though I have never met any of you readers in person, hearing your kind words makes me feel like I actually know you. It's awful that we all live so far apart, because I would totes want to hang out with all of you!

I hope that you all have an amazing weekend enjoying this fabulous fall weather!


Thursday, September 18, 2008


There is no inspiration for this post, so please bare with me. It's a beautiful Thursday and the weekend is in sight. Last night was my first rehearsal for the piece that I am choreographing for the dance company I am in. It was fun to actually start getting into the piece with the other girls. The song is lollipop by mika. It's really fun, cute, and a little naughty at the same time. A great combo! Sometimes its fun to not be the good/sweet girl and step out of your element. The group is really starting to get serious about putting together our show and I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Growing up is hard. I feel like I have always pictured my adult life in a certain way and as I become more independent I'm realizing that nothing is ever how I expected it would be. I've discovered that things change on a daily basis and that there really is no ultimate goal- bc once you've reached it, life still goes and the next day always comes. I know that communication in my relationship with others has never been my strong point. Things have been struggling with Kevin lately and I'm really at a loss for words. I'm hoping that day by day things will get better, but I also don't want to feel like I am the only one working at it. Have any of you ever been in a long-term relationship where you know that your not really happy with where things are, but you can't imagine letting that person go? But you also know that you don't want to keep going if the relationship really isn't meant to be? I just know that I don't want to be one of those people who put years & years into a relationship only to still have it crumble. I mean let's face it, I'm not getting any younger! I know I'm only 22, but I'm post college faze and am afraid that if things don't work out with Kevin that I'm never going to find anyone else. I think I'm possibly the youngest person at my company and I'm not meeting any hotties on the mat next to me in yoga.

I know that I have asked for a lot of feedback and advice from you all this week, but I need more. I like to use this blog to get different perspectives and feedback from people other than in my daily life.

Thanks Ladies

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hump Day

Happy hump day everyone! Almost through the work week! Although things at work will be slow for the next few days, my extracurricular activities will be doing double time. Sadly I won't be able to see Kevin until Saturday night, but absence does make the heart grow fonder right?

I stumbled across this diet online called the "three-day diet". After reading it over it seemed reasonable and not at all difficult. It encorporates a lot of the foods that I eat anyways so I've decided to give it a whirl. Everyone needs a good flush and restart to their metabolism. Since next week will begin a new chapter in my life, i decided why not start it a few pounds slimmer?!

Has anyone else ever tried this before? If so, I would love your feedback on what you thought of it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

another monday

Another is that possible?! This past weekend absolutely flew by. Apparantly it did not get the memo that I needed it to last as long as it could. How rude! The upside to this though, is that it will be the last Monday that I will be in my current position. Next week at this time I will be up in the Marketing department...
Speaking of which, I would like to extend a few questions for you readers: I am looking at this new position as a new and fresh start in my life. I went through some ups and downs this summer and am looking forward to this new start. That being said, I also want my workspace to have a new look and feel as well. I don't want to just box up the same pictures and such that I look at everyday now and just reset them all up at my new desk. I am looking for some fun, creative, and preppy ideas for my workspace. How do you make your desk look unique in a sea full of cubicles? How do you make your desk scream personality and intrigue those who stop by? I am looking for ideas for the ultimate cubicle facelift. I mean, I do spend most of my week at this desk and I want it to feel/look as "me" as possible.
I don't know if many people actually do read this, but I love hearing from those of you that I know do.
Good luck this week everyone in all that you do!

Friday, September 12, 2008


back in action!

Its funny how when you finally decide to make a change in your life, you begin to wonder why it took you so long to make it in the first place. Now that my new position has been announced to the company I have had numerous people coming up to me saying how they are so happy for me and that this was a long time coming. Apparantly I am not the only one who knew that I was unhappy in my current position. I thought that everyone else thought that my bosses were great, only to find out that everyone else was clued into the how insane they are as well. I am taking this new start to begin a new chapter in my life. I am extremely excited to finally be taken seriously. I know that I will have a lot to offer the position and also know that my new boss is looking forward to that. Now if only the 22nd would finally get here already!
As I'm sure the rest of you have noticed, fall had definitely arrived. Although summertime is my most favorite season of the year, I really do enjoy the crisp days of fall. I am going to take this weekend to switch over my wardrobe. Even though I know all of the clothes are the same ones that I wore last fall/winter, it always feels like I just went shopping when I switch my clothes over each season. Don't you just love that?! Fall fashion is so cute this year, I can't wait to start shopping!
I just got a call from my mom asking if I could go home and hang out with our puppy George for a few hours tonight because both my Mom and Dad won't be home. So I suggested that I just take hime for the night. I'm so excited!! I think that that was the hardest part about moving out, was missing George. He is a yellow lab mix and is the cutest thing in the entire world. He was a rescue puppy from Louisiana so we don't know what he is mixed with. He looks like a yellow lab, just about 5 sizes too small. He's like a mini-lab! I'm so excited!
Enjoy the first fall weekend of the year!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

it's a new dawn, it's a new day

This past weekend was really fun, my friend Gretchen turned 21 and we had an absolute BLAST taking her out lol. Her first legal drink!!

Out to dinner

Then it proceeded to absolutely POUR... this was on the way to the bar lol. The hat was from the restaurant hahaa

The bar was only about a 2 blocks from the restaurant, but we were soaked by the time we got there! This was me in the bathroom trying to dry off hahaha (after a few margaritas, can't you tell?)

On another note, GREAT NEWS: I got a job in the marketing dept at my company! I'm soooooo excited! As you all know I've been going through a lot of up and downs with my job over the past few months so this could not have come at a better time. I start two weeks from yesterday. Woohooo!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Friday!

Hellooooo Weekend!!!!

This week has been an absolute circus at work. We had our clients from Utah visiting all week, and it felt like I was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Thankfully they left this morning so I can begin to ease into the weekend. Tomorrow one of my very good friends turns 21 and I am so excited to take her out. This weekend should definitely be filled with some good stories to share with you all (as well as some good pics) on Monday!

Talk to you then!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

worst blogger ever!!!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry!!!

I don't think that I can apologize enough ladies for my complete lack of existence in blogland. Things have been absolutely crazy trying to wrap up the summer (can you believe it's already September????) but hopefully things will settle down a bit this fall so I can get back into a regular routine.

Things are crazy with work this week and hopefully (keep your fingers crossed!) I will be hearing about another position in the company that I interviewed for last week. I spent this weekend on Martha's Vineyard with my bff and it was possibly the best weekend of my life. From perfect beach days to hilarious nights out on the town, it was an amazing note to end the summer on. I was very sad on the ferry ride back last night, but there is a possibility that I might be returning this weekend :). Hopefully this short week will go by quickly!

Happy Monday everyone!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

blah, blah, blah

I'm sorry that I haven't posted at all this week ladies, but my life has been a dud. I've been fighting off this wierd stomach virus all week and feel completely lackluster. So nothing to report on this end, sadly. All I want to do is sleep and work just seems to keep getting in the way. Hopefully something fun will pop into my life in the next few days to report on.

Until then ladies...

Friday, August 1, 2008

get me out of this office...and into the weekend

I cannot begin to tell you all how happy I am that it is finally Friday. This has been the longest week in a really really long time and all I want to do is crawl into my bed and sleep for days. Unfortunately this weekend is jam-packed with events so that will not be happening. After my normal 9-5 hours in the office, I have to work a promo tonight (did I tell you all that I started doing alcohol promotions for some extra cash?). Tomorrow I need to get up early and head to my parent's house. We have a graduation party in the afternoon for a boy who I grew up with and I promised his mother that I would make my famous chicken dumplings as an app. My mom is going to help me during the day before the party to make them and then I'll be enjoying the afternoon with family and friends. Saturday night I'll be heading to Kevin's parent's lake house and spending the night there. His birthday is on Monday so Sunday will be spent at the lake celebrating with his family and friends. I feel like this weekend is going to be such a wirlwind that Monday morning is going to come waaaay too soon. Does anyone else ever wish that they could get a vacation from their actual vacation or weekends sometimes?

On another note I want to thank you all for your kind words in regards to my post below. I tried calmly exlpaining to him on several occasions about how I felt about our conversation but we never really got anywhere. At this point I think it's just going to fizzle out. I've been left with a really bad taste in my mouth from the whole thing and cannot help but keep it in the back of my mind though. Maybe he did say that and just doesn't want me to know, maybe he didn't. At this point I don't even want to discuss engagements and I wish that the whole thing had never happened.

I hope that you all enjoy your weekends and that next week will be much better for all of us!

P.S. Wednesday night I came home after a promo to a visitor in my house...a bat! Awful! Awful! Awful! Another post for another time...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

calling all great advice givers!!

Girls, I seemed to have backed myself into a completely disgusting corner and I seriously need that great advice of yours right about now. The story is kind of long and I know that I am being completely irrational, but it's how I feel. Please indulge me...

SO the boyfriend and I have been together for a little over two years. The topic of marriage has come up many a time and we are both in agreement that that is the track we are heading on. A couple of his friends have started to get engaged so the thought has kind of been in the air lately. When he found out that the first of his friends was engaged, he immediately freaked out saying that there was going to be all this pressure now between the rest of them to get engaged as well. I told him, "NO PRESSURE whatsoever". I know that financially neither one of us is ready for that so in no way did I expect him to propose in the near future. I also dropped the line that he better not ask without a ring, which I think helped to ease his tension because both of us know that he is no where near close to having the money saved up for that purchase yet.

Well being the girl I am, I just happened to be purusing some jewelrs online just looking at the latest styles of engagement rings. I happened to find two that I absolutely love and perfect-they were both sold at a jewelry store in dowtown Portsmouth!! So I decide to tell Kevin about my excitement and show him the styles online. This way he won't have to worry about having to choose from the million styles out there because when the time comes he will already know what I want and where to get it. I think that I am being a huge help. I mean, I can't imagine the stress that men must undergo in having to pick out a ring if they have no starting off point.

So this past weekend we are spending time with his parents, and he brings up the fact that I picked out my ring. I explain to his parents why I showed it to him (exactly what I just explained to you all). We start getting into funny engagement stories, blah, blah, blah. So his mother and I end up going off into a side convo where she asks me when we decided that this was the next step that we were going to take. I told her that it has been something we have always talked about, so its really nothing new. Then she drops the BOMB. She told me that Kevin had gone to her and his father about two weeks ago and told them that he had begun saving for a ring was thinking of proposing around Christmas. (WHAT?! YAYYYY!!!) Then as I try to pick my jaw up off of the ground, she asks if we had discussed when he would be proposing. I say, "NO" (because who really discussing that??) And she replies with, "Oh, well your welcome I guess". I was stunned!!! I mean on one hand I was overjoyed, but on the other I was thinking how could she have just told me that?!

When I heard the news I was so excited. I felt like I had already been proposed to. I was so ecstatic that he had actually seriously thought about our future together and had planned accordingly. This is a huge step to take in someone's life, and I know that we've talked about it before, but that fact that he had actually decided that he was ready to take that step with me literally brought tears to my eyes. I think it was the happiest I had ever felt.

So cut to yesterday when I am talking to my roommates about this because I can no longer keep it inside, where they tell me that I have to tell him that I know. Not just because I don't want to still his thunder when he asks by then telling him that I already knew, but also because I really do want it to be a surprise to me as well. I decide that maybe they are right and that I should tell him. (I had been going back and forth in my mind about it since I found out) So last night I get up enough nerve to tell him when we were on the phone together before bed. The reaction I was expecting was that he would be a little stunned and dissapointed, but that he would be excited that I was so excited and that he could then plan for another time.


He replies, "I never said that". My heart instantly sunk out of feet. I felt like I was going to throw up. I almost felt like I had just proposed to him and he had said no. I felt like the biggest idiot in the world, thinking of how mature he was and how he had really stepped up. He didn't even try and make me feel better by saying that he was sorry I got so excited and felt really bad that I was told that. NOTHING. It was complete silence for a solid two minutes. It was the most awkward moment of my life (and believe me, I've had many!). I almost felt like he was mad/defensive that I would even think that he was ready to take that step. He then just ended the conversation and got off the phone. I was so hurt and I knew if I said anything he wouldn't understand. I feel so ashamed and embarressed right now. I don't even want to see him.

Girls, I need your help. I don't know what to do.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tagged by TAG!

I've been tagged by TAG! It has been so much fun reading this on other's blogs that I'm so excited to do it myself! I am a huuuuge dork to those who actually know me, so don't be surprised at the randomness of these songs...

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
3. Tag 5 random people at the end of post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. "The Jumpoff" by Lil' Kim- not preppy in the SLIGHTEST haha but it is my group of friends favorite song to get ready to for a night out lol. I'm pretty sure every girl in our sorority knows this song word for word hahahah

2. "Come Clean" by Hilary Duff- what can I say, I was a huuuge Laguna Beach fan. This in one of those songs that just reminds me of driving at night in the summertime with the window's down on my way home from a long shift waitressing

3. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney- HAHA my freshman year in college my bff and I made many a road trip with this song blasting! We loved how cheesy it was and even made up some horrible dance moves to go along with it. DORKS, I know!

4. "As I Lay Me Down" by Sophie B. Hawkins- for some reason I have always LOVED this song, ever since I was little. Sooo random, but I can't help it!

5. "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks- I'm not a country fan at all, but I really do like their cover of this song. You just can't help but listen to it when it comes on!

I would like to tag...

Mrs. LSL
Tipsy In Madras
A Connecticut Girl
Pink is My Signature Color

Happy Tuesday Girls!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Gossip Girl Season 1 on DVD finally coming out!!!! Who else is super pumped?!

hottie with a body

I can no longer keep to myself my love affair with Chace Crawford. With the new season of Gossip Girl beginning soon (Sept. 1st!!!!) pictures of the cast have been plastered everywhere. Let's just take a moment girls and enjoy our Friday morning coffee with a little piece of eye candy on the side...

*sigh* mmmm delish
Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Too bad there weren't any dryers here at work, because I could seriously use one right now. I just had a meeting at our other building and got completely soaked! I mean SOAKED! Too bad black yoga leggings aren't office attire because I am seriously considering changing into them right about now. They're all I have with me for alternative clothes and my jeans are never going to dry. Apparantly there are tornado warnings for this area...yikes!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yay Bailey!!!

YAYYYYYYY!!! The season finale was soooo good-I literally started tearing up! I am so excited that Bailey is the new Elle Woods! She has been my favorite since the first episode and I know that she's going to do great. I heard a little rumor that the show might be coming to Boston to do a few performances. If so, I have to get tickets!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

My First Tag!

I've been tagged by europafox!!!

A. Attached or Single? Attached- me and the bf have been together for 2yrs!

B. Best Friend? My BF Kevin, and my best girlfriend Meaghan

C. Cake or pie? Cake- funfetti all the way!

D. Day of choice? Fridays...even though you have to get up for work, when you get out you know you have the whole weekend ahead of you

E. Essential item? Cell phone, pearl earrings

F. Favorite color? Any shade of pink, and navy

G. Gummy bears or worms? Neither- Swedish fish please!

H. Home town? Maine/New Hampshire Seacoast

I. Favorite indulgence? Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream

J. January or July? July! Summertime girl down to my core :)

M. Marriage date? not yet, no need to rush it

N. Number of brothers and sisters? I'm the youngest of four- two sisters and a brother. (And one brother-in-law!)

O. Oranges or Apples? For drinking- fresh squeezed oranges, for eating- apples (mmm apple crisp)

P. Phobias? Heights (yikes!). I used to have a terrible commitment phobia. I had never dated anyone longer than three months before Kevin, but he helped me get over that :)

Q. Quotes? Too many to choose from! Here are a few classics though...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"I believe in pink, I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in m i r a c l e s." - Audrey Hepburn

R. Reasons to smile? The ability to live my life each and every day

S. Season of choice? Summer (obvi), Fall and it's amazing changing colors are a close second though

T. Tag 5 people: I feel like most people have already completed this, so if you haven't yet I tag you!

U. Unknown fact about me? Up until I went away to college, it was my long-time dream to be a Radio City Rockette

V. Vegetable? Corn on the cob

W. Worst habit? Procrastination

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Not quite ready for an ultrasound and not too fond of the thought of x-rays

Z. Zodiac sign? Taurus- yet my birthday (April 20th) falls right on the line so some people might argue that I am an Aries. I think that I carry traits of both

Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? Elephants all the way. I've been obsessed with them for as long as I can remember

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Life has a mind of it's own...

Sorry I've been slow on the posts this week, but not much has been going on. I found out this morning though that my grandmother-who is my only living grandparent- was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon for congestive heart failure. I guess it means that her body was beginning to fill up with liquid, putting a strain on her heart. She's 93 years old and I know that she's put in a really good/long life, but I'm just not ready to see her go. My grandfather (her husband) died when I was in the fourth grade so she's been on her own for quite some time. A couple of months ago she began sorting through her things and started to give them away. I know that she's ready to die, I just don't think that I'm ready for her to. Please keep her in your prayers.

On a much higher note, I am going on quite the excursion tomorrow. I'm going down to Martha's Vineyard! The story as to why is a little long, so hang in there...

My bff got a job down on the Vineyard and really wanted the two of us to move down there together. I already have a job that I have been at for a year, but you all know how that is going. So I decided to try and find something down there. I was all gung-ho about it for a while, but after not hearing back from anywhere decided to give up. I would push through the tension at work and stick it out. Everyone goes through rough times at work and I would just learn to deal with it. Well last Thursday the bff left me a voicemail saying that she had found the perfect job for me and that I absolutely had to go online and check it out. So to I decided I would just take a look at it. Well, it's for an office manager for a performing arts center on the Vineyard. I danced for 15 years of my life and competitively for most of them. I just started back up with a dance team, so being part of running a studio has always been a dream of mine. I figured I would just send in my resume to flatter the bff (even though I probably wouldn't hear back) just to say that I had tried. Friday morning on my way to the beach I got a phone call saying that they wanted me to come in for an interview. You have got to be kidding me! After I finally decided I wasn't going to move, that's when I got a call back. So I was debating whether or not to call back but I decided that I might as well call and find out some information on the position. They probably wouldn't be paying much, so that alone would make my decision a solid 'no'. I ended up talking to the girl for almost 45 minutes. It sounds like such an amazing opportunity-damnit. So towards the end of our conversation I had to ask the question...salary. Well the girl who I was talking to is replacing herself so she wouldn't be able to answer that question for me, I would have to speak to the directors of the studio. All she could say was that they took very good care of her. What is that supposed to mean?!

So they bff and I are heading to the Vineyard in the morning and then probably to the beach for the rest of the day. If it doesn't work out, at least I got a day on Martha's Vineyard and I had a chance to spend some much needed time with my bff. I will definitely let you all know how it goes on Monday!

Have a good weekend ladies!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Are they serious?!

Each week I have become more and more obsessed with the search for the new elle woods. Of course being a H U G E Legally Blonde fan I knew I would love it right away. But last night I could have reached through the television and smacked the judges upside the head! I absolutely loved Lauren and really though that she would make it to the final two. I understand that she is only 18, but she had some serious pipes and an amazing spirit. As much as I am fond of Rhiannon as well- she can't sing! And at the end of her audition performance last night she could barely catch her breath. I was surprised that she wasnt cut last week, but making it through this week was ridiculous. They finished the episode with such a cliff hanger that I cannot wait until Monday night! My vote will be for Bailey as the next Elle. I know that Autumn has an amazing voice, but I just don't see her in that role. Yes, she is 28 and she hasn't made it on Broadway yet, but like the judges said- mabey she just isn't starring role material. What do all of you think?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

friday for me!

Hello Everyone! I apologize for being MIA this week. I took tomorrow off, so today is my last work day of the week. I'm planning on getting to the beach tomorrow morning then heading to the camping site with Kevin in the afteroon. I'm so excited for the beach...and interested to see how camping goes! I'm really excited to see all of K's friends and it looks like we should be getting some great weather this weekend as well. I'll be sure to post some pics next week!
I had posted a while ago about starting yoga...and I absoutely love love love it! I was a dancer for 15 years of my life and I miss being in the studio and in the class setting. I wanted to try out yoga not only for the physical benefits, but to also meet more people. I found out on the studio's website that they had a limited number of volunteer positions where you can volunteer your time and take classes for free. Well I met with the owners and we clicked immediately! So they gave me a volunteer position on the spot. It turns out that one of the owners also has a group of dancers that she has put together to perform in the area. I had explained in my interview that I had danced competitively and she wanted me to come to their next practice. When I arrived I was shocked to find a girl there who had been on the senior competition team when I was on the junior team in middle school! I hadn't seen her in 8 years! Talk about a small world. It was so great to see her and I can't wait to hang out more. I'm really excited to see where all of these new endevours will lead me to! Thank you jewish girl in wasp's clothing for suggesting that I take a class somewhere!
Instead of doing multiple posts, I'm just going to combine things today lol. I just wanted to share with you all a couple of new products that I have tried out this week that I absolutely love:
Special K Protein Water- I've only tried the mixed berry flavor (a little sweet), but it actually does work! I'm the type of person where either mid-morning or mid-afternoon I'm looking for something to munch on and this totally erases that so that I can focus on work (and not my grumbling stomach). Plus, one serving is the entire bottle and it's only 50 calories! Probably less calories than if I was to have an actual snack. I hate it when you buy a drink and it has three servings in one bottle and each serving is at least 150 calories.

Aveeno Continuous Radiance Mosturizing Lotion-Customized Dial: Now I love laying out at the beach as much as the next girl (possibly more lol) but working a 9-5 has definitely put a damper on my number of beach visits. So I've tried a few sunless tanners and I haven't been that impressed. So I picked up this aveeno at the store this week and cannot stop raving about it! I don't want to suddenly be bronzed overnight (too fake looking), I want it to look that my tan has been building to do natural causes. This lotion is great because it has a dial at the top where you can choose how light/dark you want to be. That way you don't have to go out and buy multiple different lotions.

I love reading about new products, etc. on other's blogs so I figured I would share a few of mine. I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend- I can't wait to read all about it!

Monday, July 7, 2008

back to work

(Kevin and I on the fourth)

So the long weekend was definitely what I needed. It was so fun and relaxing that I was not looking forward to heading back into the office this morning. Luckily this is a four day week for me as well! This weekend Kevin and I are going on a camping trip will all of his friends (wish me luck!).

Enjoy your Monday!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pic of the Day

I am so jealous of this pup right now! I wish I was at the beach!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

mind, boy, & soul

Happy Tuesday everyone. Still trudging through the week over here. As I'm sure you can tell these past few weeks have been disheartening for me with everything that has been going on with work. So I decided that I needed a change. At a great suggestion from someone, I decided to start taking some yoga classes. I was a dancer for 15 years, took some yoga in college, and also have been doing pilates on/off for the past few years. I thought that yoga would be a good idea because not only would I be working out (I hate going to the gym or running so any excuse not to sounds good to me!) but I would also be taking some "me time" to really focus to do something great for myself.

So I looked up the local studio online. While I was purusing the site for info, I came across an amazing opportunity. They offer a limited number of spots for people to volunteer in return for free classes. I met with the owners last night and they are both so nice! They told me that I got the position and that I start next week. I have to volunteer for at least 2 hours a week (which will be a snap) helping out with things around the studio. And I can start classes immediately! I ran out to target during my lunch break to purchase a new yoga mat (pink, of course!). I can't wait!

Monday, June 30, 2008

is it friday yet?!

This weekend was soo much fun! Back to work today, and already counting down until this weekend lol. My cousins on my mom's side of the family as well as all of my siblings get together for what we like to call "fun weekends". We do them for everyone's 21st b-days and try to do them a couple of times throughout the year as well. Since we don't live close to eachother, our fw's entail getting together for the weekend and catching up/reminiscing (which also usually entails a lot of drinking as well lol). We are having an fw for the fourth and I am so pumped! It will be at my sister and her husbands house. They live a few miles from the beach, so we'll spend part of the day there and the rest having a big bash back at their house. Only four more days!!!

My whole family at the wedding- (L to R) Kevin, myself, my brother Sean, my sister Kelly, my brother-in-law Patrick, my sister Christine, my Dad, my Mom

With the Bride!
Me and my siblings :)
Me and Kevin
Out on the dance floor!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sooooo ready for the weekend...

I know that I've been complaining about my job a lot lately, but it's hard not to when you spend most of your time there. I've determined that I need to get out. ASAP. My bff just got a job down on the vineyard and is begging me to move down there with her. Keep your fingers crossed ladies! I would absolutely love to live/work on the vineyard. I'm pretty sure that I've sent my resume out to at least 50 different places this week lol. One of them has to work out, right??

This has been the longest week ever and I am so ready for the weekend. I have a wedding to go to tomorrow with my whole family which I am really looking forward to! It's my mom's bff's daughter so it should be a lot of fun. (I'll be sure to post some pics on Monday) Other than that I am looking forward to relaxing. Luckily neither of my bosses will be in the office next week so it should be a lot less stressful. And it will be a short week because of the 4th-I can't wait!

Enjoy your weekend!

P.S. I'm pretty sure I have the cutest mom ever- We were talking the other day and I was telling her how I had seen the mtv true life "I'm a Southern Belle" and how I was jealous that I wasn't a southern belle myself. (You girls are just so adorable and fun!) My mom turned around and dubbed me an honorary "Northern Belle- same finesse and style, just a little less of an accent". Lol oh mom how I love you!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lifelong Dream

This may sound like the strangest thing, but for my entire life I have always said that I want to live at a lighthouse. I can't even put into words my love affair with the ocean, and lighthouses have always gone along with that. Today I received an e-mail from my one of my older sisters, forwarding on an article to me. The Scituate lighthouse in Scituate, MA is in need of a new lighthouse keeper...

After reading the article my heart burst! Can you imagine actually having an opportunity like that?! I e-mailed them right away for more information (i'm such a nerd, i know). Come to find out that it technically isn't a job (you don't get paid for it) and that you are a tenant renting out the cottage for $900.00 a month. But still $900.00 a month year round right on the ocean, it's unheard of! It would be such a crazy move to pick up and leave Maine/New Hampshire and find a new job on the south shore...but do you think that I'm crazy if I'm considering it??

How could you not want to live here...?!

Especially after my post earlier this morning, mabey this is exactly what I need. All I need to do is find a job now...wish me luck!