Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Currently: June 2019

As I slowly get back in to the blogging world, I've decided to join Anne in Residence for Currently: June!  Currently I am counting down the days until summer vacation...but until then, here's what else I'm up to currently...

Picking: Books for my summer reading list!!  Soon enough it'll be summer, and I'll be back to reading for pleasure...I keep adding to my summer reading list.  So far I have Searching for Sylvie Lee and The Mother-in-Law on my list!  What else should I add?  Let me know in the comments below!!

Going: To bed early every night...because, damn, I'm tired!!

Wishing: The school year would just be OVER already!! Honestly, it's been a really rough year!  I am so ready for it to be over so I can start fresh again in September!!  I need a break!

Wearing: Finally outta leggings and boots and in spring/summer clothes: skinny pants and tank blouses for work!!  

Celebrating:  The end of the school year!!  Exactly two weeks from today I will officially be Summer Break! And I can't wait!  There is so much to do in these two weeks but I'll handle it and get it done!!  And then I'll be jumping for joy!!

What are you up to this month? Let me know in the comments below!!

Monday, June 3, 2019

May Goals...CRUSHED!!!

It's been about forever and a day since I've blogged!  Partly because I'm not really sure who cares what I really have to say and partly because I don't really think I have much to say anyway.  But I'm gonna keep blogging for me...I enjoy it and when I need a little time out from my life, it's fun to just come back to my little slice of the interweb!! 

I set some goals for myself in May and I just wanna write about CRUSHING them!!  YAY!!

When the month of May began, I set a goal to not but any clothes, and to only drink ONE cup of coffee a day in May.  And guess what...I kinda CRUSHED these!!  GO ME!!

I started the coffee goal actually because I had to ration my pods.  I have been skipping my Amazon Subscribe and Save Orders to save money!  But I also realized that one cup of coffee a day would also cut my sugar drastically, so that was great too!  I pretty much stuck to the one cup a day in May and did great!!  I slipped up once...on a Taco Tuesday...where we got dessert,  and instead of a third margarita I went with a coffee instead.  Because you see...Sail Away Coffee at Flo's is just the most delish and I had to have it...and it being a Tuesday and all, I thought the coffee was a better bet than the maragrita!  So I'm still calling it a win!!

I did really great with the clothes shopping goal!  I didn't shop for clothes and instead put together a "donate bag" of things I never wear anymore.  Now that it is June, I will confess to shopping online this weekend tho!  HA!!  But who can pass up 60% off  and free shipping at LOFT!!  That never happens!!  And I needed a dress for my school's upcoming graduation ceremony!  I'm super excited to have scored this dress for $27!!

Now that June is here I am in crazy "end of the school year" mode!!  We have 13 days left, but there is so much to do in those thirteen days.  I have not even thought about goals for the month!!  But I am starting to think up a Summer Bucket List in my maybe I'll blog about it!!

Until then...

Here's to sunny days ahead for you this week!!  Cheers!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bought it Online!

So excited to have the lead of today's post over at The Blended Blog!  Today's prompt is "Bought it Online" and since I buy everything online, I thought I was definitely the girl for the job!

At the beginning of the year I had a goal to not to purchase any clothes until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July.  I did pretty good for about a month and a half.  Then I won the Super Bowl Pool that a local boutique (basically the only non-online store I shop at!) ran.  The prize a gift card to the I wondered on in.!  And so I got bit by the shopping bug once again! least I tried!  LOL

It was all down hill from there!  Since then I ordered a shirt to wear for St. Patrick's Day on Amazon   and one to wear to school at a cute online store primarily for teachers called The Wright Stuff !

And I'm eagerly awaiting my latest online first from Abbie and Deena's Salt and Light Lifestyle shop! I ordered this camo maxi! Can't wait to wear it all soon as spring gets here!!

 So I've really cut down on my purchases, but I'm still shopping!  LOL

What have you bought online recently?  Link up over at TBB and let us see!!  Happy Wednesday friends!!  And thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, March 4, 2019

TBB Asks: Shopping

TBB Asks day is always one of my faves...and that fact that today's topic is Shopping has me really excited! Even though I was supposed to be on a shopping made it one whole month!!  Here are my up with us over at TBB so I can read yours or let me know them in the comments below.

1. Top 3 Shops
Amazon, Nordstrom...and probably these days,  my hometown boutique, Say More!

2. Where is most of your shopping done?
Most definitely ONLINE!!

3. Favorite thing to shop for?
CLOTHES!!  Do I need more clothes? Probably not...but I love to shop for them!!

4. What do you hate shopping for?
Honestly...groceries!!  Nothing I need is ever on sale when I need it and food is so friggin' expensive!

5. Most favorite thing you've ever bought?
That's so tough!!  I have no idea!

6. Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
Well since the majority of my shopping is done online and alone, when I actually get out to shop I prefer to do it with friends.  It's fun and they always have an opinion!!

7. Best Bargain? 
Hmmmm....another tough one!!  I never buy anything if it's not on sale, so I always try to get the bargains!!

8. Thrift store shopping...yes of no?
Well the only thing I've ever gone thrift store shopping for books for my classroom library.  But I am not opposed to it for clothes.  I have a friend from work who thrifts all the time and she had the best clothes!  And tells me all the time she finds things with TAGS on them.  When I ask her where she gets something she's wearing, more often then not she'll tell me Sal may know it as The Salvation Army!  HA!!

9. Best Cities for Shopping?
This is tough one because I don't travel much.  I found great stuff in Toronto when we were there for our TBB trip last year.  I like that they had different stores than I have at home!

10. Fashion icon?
I like to try to keep up with the trends, but I wouldn't say I have one style icon.  I like the classic looks and like scooping out new clothes via blogs and websites!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  All this shopping talk makes me wanna go do a lil online shopping!!  HA!  Have a great Monday!!

Friday, March 1, 2019


The first week back at school after a week off is always rough!!  This week was no exception...and it seriously was just the LONGEST!!!  I am so glad it's finally Friday!!  As I continue to look for the positive in each day this year, I thought since I haven's shared a Friday Five in awhile, I'd get back to it...because even the longest weeks have some bright spots!!

I finally got my hair done!
After two years it was certainly time!!  I brightened up my color a bit, cut off all the dead ends and got layers!

Freshly Meal Delivery
I've pretty much tried every meal delivery kit out there!  I've been waiting for Freshly to start delivering in my area.  This week I received my second delivery.  Each one comes with 6 meals.  I started out with the most but may go down to 4, not sure yet.  After the first six, I decided what I really loved and what was just ok for me.  These meals are made fresh and sent to you ready to microwave, so it's the easiest!!  For me and my long nights, it totally works.  I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen!   I am finding I am loving the pastas, risottos and bowls the best...not so much the meats!  But will have to give a few more a try before I make a final decision.
Hands Down my favorite meal is this Veggie Penne Pasta...Delish!! 

Waiting on my Fab Fit Fun Box
Even though I don't have it yet, just knowing that it's on it's way is a fave!!  It's my first box and I was able to customize it a little bit so I am eagerly awaiting all my goodies!

This BEER!
It's probably super random that I'm including beer in my five, but seriously this beer I had on Wednesday was so different and DELISH.  It's brewed by a brewery right here in town (Long Island's Oldest Brewery!) and it's made with coconut and sticky rice wheat.  It's called the South Pacific.  You can actually taste the sticky rice!  I didn't think it'd be that good but it totally is.  I'm going back this weekend to get my growler filled and have what their billing as their own Black and Tan with South Pacific and a Roast Mocha Stout!!  You'd think that after drinking ALL the beer in Boston last week that I'd be over it...but I guess I'm not!!  I still have a few weeks in this winter body, right??

Shallow Wins the Oscar!
Did I watch the entire Oscars? Nope...but I did see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's performance of Shallow and Gag's win.  So well- deserved!  And I like the two of them together.  I know they're not and their are lots of rumors, but hey even if Bradley was my friend...I'd take it!  HA!!  And and in all honestly, all the A Star is Born music is really great!
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Have a great weekend all!  Happy March!  Speaking of March get ready for a fun month with us over at The Blended Blog!!  It all starts Monday with TBB Asks!  It's all about Shopping!!  Grab our graphic and link up with us!!  See you there!!

Linking up with Erika today!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Some Fun with Paperless Post

Recently I had the opportunity to try Paperless Post, a cool invite/announcement/flyer site where you send electronic invites and announcements to friends.  The site works on a coin currency. (Available for purchase.)  I was gifted  coins to get started on my project. 

Since this year I have instituted a monthly Game Night at my house, I thought it'd be cool to create a  Game Night invite on Paperless Post. Doing so was way better than the crazy text thread I usually send.  This way there's not a million texts flying back and forth and I could easily keep track of it all.

Below is the invite I created.  It was so easy and fun.  There were many free options, but since I had the coins I went crazy!!  LOL...not really! Seriously, each invite only cost me six coins!!  So I have plenty leftover for my next project...a flyer I'm making to use at school!

And I loved that each invite comes in a cool envelope and the process to RSVP is so easy to set up and keep track of.  I used the comment option on the RSVP page to add messages to friends and allow them to write messages to the group!!

Since I'm a total Google Girl, I LOVED that I could use my Google account to join and then sign in.  No new password to remember!!  YAY!!

Before Paperless Post I, had never used any sort of invite website!  Where have I been??  Paperless Post is the way to go!!  Get started and give it a try here!!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!
Have a great day!!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spreading the LOVE!!

Loving this month of LOVE!!

Joining The Blended Blog for this week's LOVE LOOP!!  We're spreading the love for our fellow TBB Gals!! This blogging community is such a special thing!  Sometimes when I tell people about my blog friends they just don't "get it"!  ANd that's ok!  Because I totally do.  I'm immersed in it.  I know what this world can give and bring to my life!!  And that is why I'm so excited about today!!

If you don't know Kellyann  from The Blonde's Shopping Bag, you are missing out!! Kellyann is so sweet, fashionable and REAL!!  Although she's a TBB'er I have yet to meet in real life, I know we'd be fast friends!! We'd shop, eat sushi and shop at Hobby Lobby together!  Next time I'm in Florida, I think I'm gonna make a pit stop at Kellyann's!!  I'm coming for ya lady.. let's shop!!!  Love you friend!!

Head to Kellyann's Blog to see who's she's spreading the Love to today!! And use today to spread kindness and love to those you love!!  It'll make your Monday that much better!!