Friday, January 29, 2010

Fun Find Fridays

Happy Friday, lovelies!

As you may remember a few weeks ago I decided to do Fun Find Fridays, where I share with you all of my favorite secrets. Well, what I am about to share with you today is MAJAH! (said in my best V. Becks voice)

Recently I discovered a FABULOUS sample sale website that offers designer brands at a steal of a deal for a few hours to like 2 days! We're talking cosmetics and designers (like Gucci, BCBG, Burberry, Seven, Rolex, Christian Lacroix and many more) at 50%-75% off! That's insane, especially if you're like me and not only love to shop but love a deal even more. Oh, and they also carry designer makeup that is normally never on sale like Stila, Lorac, Hard Candy etc.

Do you want designer clothes and high-end makeup, but don't want to pay the outrageous prices?

Just leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I'll send you an invite to join this private, member’s only club and join in the fun!

Oh, and the best part is you won't have to fight millions of other crazies fashionistas over the last of something. By cutting the costs of middlemen and distribution channel, HauteLook guarantees that you get authentic merchandise at the best price possible.

Just comment with your email and I'll send invites!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miracles *DO* happen

Wearing your running shoes everywhere this spring may increase your odds of actually running

Why hello there!

I hope you are all enjoying your hump day!

I have been a busy little bee recently, and work has really been interfering with blogging and the rest of my life for that matter. I hate feeling so out of the loop!! We had a couple project deadlines for work, so I was working long hours and barely had time to do anything...

But don’t worry I will make it up to you with a super amazing giveaway I am planning for you, my lovely readers, soon!

But in the meantime, I do have one exciting piece of news to share with you all!

It is true: miracles do happen. But I’m not referring to the spiritual type – more of the “Oh look, the very clumsy and most uncoordinated girl on planet Earth just signed up for a race!” kind of miracles. You know the ones.

I'll wait while you catch your breath.

Or stop laughing.

Good news is I have until May to train. Bad news is the only kind of running I have done in years is the one where I am sprinting to nearest designer sample sale.

So, please help this wanna-be fitnessista! I'd love to hear success stories - what works for you -your favorite form of exercises – workout times- recommendations.......anything on this subject will qualify!!!

Because I have to somehow, in some way even I am not exactly sure of, do this.

Thanks all! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weekend In Review: A little late but worth the wait!

Yowzers, its already Thursday? This short (work) week is just flyyyying by! I have a million good excuses as to why I haven't updated, but instead I am making it up with a ton of pictures!

We have had a pretty busy few weeks, but that's my life and I LOVE it.

Since we are both HUGE basketball fans and Cavs fans, hubs got us tickets to go to a Cavs game! We ended up having really good seats and seriously had a blast. We LOVE our CAVS!

My little clone sister came and spent all week/weekend with us and we had the BEST time with her here. Since she is in college and gets a month-long break (yeah, remember those "i dont do anything but sleep-in until noon" breaks?) she came and stayed with us! It was the most fabulous, girl-tastic week ever! I even think the hubs enjoyed himself, haha.

And if that wasn't enough girl time, Saturday my two good girlfriends Jordan and Megan came from out of town and stayed with us! We went out downtown and had a blast! And we left our coats at home since forty-five degrees definitely felt much warmer compared to the past few weeks! Gotta love that :-)

Right now I am anxiously fist pumping waiting for the Jersey Joisy Shore season finale to start! Anyone else watch this? Part of me is super sad this is the season finale. I will miss the bumpits, tanning oil and boardwalk drama!

p.s. Thank you all for the great DC ideas and suggestions! They were all super helpful and you guys rock! :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vacation plans!

Next stop- Washington D.C.

I am absolutely positively smitten with Washington DC! I never really had huge expectations for this city, but every time I have been there for work even for a short time, I was impressed by the capitol's rich cultural and political history. So, lately hubs and I have been throwing around the idea of going there for a long weekend sometime this spring! Outside of seeing all the famous monuments and museums, what else should we add to our agenda? Restaurants, festivals, other must-sees and what hotel would be good to stay in? We are thinking around the Dupont Circle area.

Any suggestions would be greately appreciated! Thanks dolls. We can't wait!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Funday!

So in order to stop slacking continue blogging regularly, I am introducing you all to "Fun Find Fridays"! Every Friday I will be posting one of my fun finds of the week that I think you all will enjoy!

So, today I have something pretty fabulous to share! This changed my life. Literally. While on a shopping adventure at a makeup store this week, I stumbled upon this:


Let's face it ladies, we all know that eye shadow fallout can leave you looking like a crazed raccoon. Ugh. And, I have a serious problem with fall out. Duh. But seriously these little half-moon-shaped stickers are a blessing in disguise! This ingenious creation will save you so much time. You stick this under your eye and it easily captures your shadow fall out for easy clean up. Loves it!

No more eye shadow dust to dust away. No smudges. No mess.

So long raccoon-eye effect!


Anyone else a Shadow Shield user? if you're not, you should be! :)

Have an awesome weekend everyone! I am having A LOT of girl time this weekend with my besties and I cannot wait! I'll be back with a recap Monday.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Get to know ME!

Happy almost Friday, dolls! So since I haven't updated in almost a week, you are probably assuming that I either have too much going on or that I have nothing going on and therefore, nothing to blog about.

If you guessed the latter, you would be correct! My creative brain power has seriously been lacking recently, and my life has been pretty boooooooring uneventful. And unless you want to hear me babble about things no one cares about talk about cleaning, doing laundry, or my work, I seriously have NOTHING else.

So, I saw this on a couple of blogs and thought it would be a good 'break' until my life returns to its awkward and ridiculous normal ways.

I Am- strong yet sensitive, fun yet complicated, silly yet smart. I am compassionate, hopeful, happy. I am blessed. I am a daughter, a granddaughter, sister, a wife, a friend, and a proud furbaby mama.

I Have- to remind myself to thank God for everything he has given me every single day I wake up. I have addictions to staying positive, laughter, being kind and always dreaming.

I Wish- winters wouldn't last so long, my family lived closer, ice cream had no calories and that I could run forever without breaking a sweat.

I Want- to be crazy in love (like I am right now) for the rest of my life. I can't get enough.

I Fear- not being able to find balance between a successfull career, a blissfully happy marriage and (one day) motherhood (all while trying to stay true to myself). I see women struggle with this every day.

I Hear- the sound of my alarm going off, whiny people, liars and boiled eggs.

I Search- for the goodness in everyone.

I Wonder- why I have no cooking abilities.

I Regret- nothing. Everything DOES happen for a reason. And what didn't break, only made me stronger.

I Love- clear blue skies, good lip gloss, dancing, a genuine+heartfelt hug, a great kiss, unexpected cards in the mail, meeting new people, sleeping in, random acts of kindness and laughter (both the action of it and the sound of it) ... it's the BEST!

I Always- have an opinion. I'm slowly working on learning how to share it only when: 1) asked 2) absolutely necessary for 3) helpful 4) funny.

I Usually- don't mind driving (weird, I know). I love roadtrips, especially when good music or good company are involved. Long drives often serve as my method of relaxation.

I Am Not- able to be on time. EVER.

I Dance- at every opportunity. It's my emotional outlet.

I Sing- usually at the top of my lungs. And no I can't carry a tune to save my life. But that doesn't stop me from belting out a Mariah Carey song at a moment's notice. ;)

I Rarely- pass up an invitation to do ... just about anything!

I Never- can thank my parents, sister and family (in general) enough for the wonderful home they raised me in, the examples they have set for me, and the wonderful support system they provided and continue to provide me with. I am one lucky girl.

I Cry- unapologetically. I fit the age-old cliche ... I wear my heart on my sleeve. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I Am Not Always- a social butterfly. (Believe it or not.) There are times when I like/prefer to be alone. It's usually when I need to think and clear my head.

I Need- to go catch up on my news celebrity gossip and read Washington Post Perez before I return to work!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I don't like New Year's Resolutions.

Good Morning Dolls! I know I've been absent from the blog this week but it's because I've been eating cookies and sitting on my couch VERY busy, trying to adjust to reality and being back to work.


So, instead of taking a nap underneath my desk continuing to be a blog-lagger, I am going to tell you about some of my New Year’s resolutions additions. This year I am adopting a new attitude about these so called resolutions, and calling them my new additions instead. I don’t know about you, but I associate the word resolution with a lot of pressure and expectation.

And really, who wants that? It almost insinuates that there are things that we need to change, and I think we all do a pretty fabulous job already being ourselves. So the key is to set some really menial additions that you'll have no choice but to keep, and then in a few years work it up to the harder ones like "be a better person" and "cure world hunger". ;-)

It's all about baby steps.

So here are a few of my realistic goals. They are, in no particular order:

Read more. Laugh more. Write more. Travel more. Learn more. Love more. And most importantly– blog more!

What is on your list?

Oh and happy almost-weekend! Hope all of you have some amazing since plans, since it looks like we may be snowed in!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

NYE Celebrations

Our new year's eve was amazing, fun, and fabulous. The hubs and I partied with a group of our closest friends. I said goodbye to 2009 with a champagne toast and the sweetest kiss from the man I love. (Saaaaaappy, I know :)

We danced, laughed, and consumed lots of fancy bubbly. I plan to spend this year just as it started...with those that I love, creating new memories and taking a ton of hilarious pictures.

festive cupcakes your truly made!
delish food.

my bestie and i. bffs <3

with my two faves!

the start of our silly little photoshoot!

Charlie's angels better watch out.

towers of blondes!


This is why I <3>

the husbands!

playing around with lighting.

party time!

beer pong champs!


one of my favorite pics of the night, haha.

What time is it? Party time?

Hope you all had a fabulous night waving goodbye to last year!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 2010!

I wanted to post this sooner, unfortunately I was a little pre-occupied consuming endless amounts of bubbly :). But I wish all of you fabulous bloggie friends a happy, healthy, and VERY glamorous New Year! I am so thankful for all the blessings I was granted in 2009! It's been a great year with a great ending! I look forward to all the new beginnings 2010 will bring!

I will be back with a full update (loaded with pictures) on our new year's celebrations soon. But in the meantime, cheers to 2010!

May it be blog-tastic for each and every one of you!