Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Playing Catch Up

Wow! Life happens and before you know it, you look at your blog and the last time you posted anything, it was October 2011.

In a kind of quick recap, let's see....

Oct. 2011 I became Business Manager for my Clinique counter.

Feb. 2012 Found out I was PREGNANT

July 2012 Was put on bedrest due to a shortened cervix.

October 2012 Had a beautiful baby girl at 38 weeks!

Nov. 2012 Went back to work after 5 months

Dec. 2012 Put in my notice so I could stay home with my kid

April 2013 Husband got new job, in a new town

June 2013 Buying new house and MOVING

Crazy stuff, huh?

I will slowly but surely give you the deets of all these major life events over the next few posts. Thanks for tuning in!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Niagara Falls

My Hubs and I went to Niagara Falls (Canada side) a few years ago as part of our Canadian honeymoon. I had Friday and Saturday off, so we decided to take a quick trip up there again. And it was wonderful!

The weather was nice & crisp! The leaves were changing. We used Marriott reward points to get a hotel room and upgraded to a falls view! The food was good and felt nice to just get away. Has anyone else ever been there?
View from our hotel room.

After checking in, we walked down to the falls area and wow, it was packed! After fighting through the crowd (not really), I finally got next to the railing to take a photo or two...

Around this time, Louis and I were hungry for dinner and we happened upon a restaurant overlooking the falls. Elements on the Falls was pretty good but I am sure I paid for the view.
Isn't that awesome?

Our next stop was the casino! I love slot machines... they are just fun. Then we headed back to the hotel to enjoy the falls lit up for the evening. So pretty!

The next day were enjoyed some of the touristy attraction over at Clifton Hills including Dave & Busters, gift shops, and people watching. Then it was time to head home.

On the way home... what did we see? The Wayne Gretzky Winery? Whatttt??? We stopped by and unfortunately, didn't see Mr. Gretzky but did taste his delicious wine and bought 3 bottles! Hey, it isn't available in the U.S. 

I am home now and super tired. Zzzzzzz. Night!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Confessions of a Clinique Consultant

I love, love, love my job!

I get to talk to people all day long, help with their skin concerns, do their makeup, redo my makeup when need be and wear a spiffy labcoat. Let me tell you though... there are some draw backs.

Is there someone who has helped you at your makeup counter before? Did you like them and do they call you when promotions are going on? Please ask for them! Even if they aren't there, they could still get credit for your sale.

Don't ask for something free every time you stop by the counter. PLEASE. I do not mind giving you a gloss or something new to try but every single time? Because you spent $20? Hells no. You are not entitled to a freebie for shopping at the counter every 6 months.

Are you going to homecoming or prom and you need a free makeover? Fine! Can you help me out since I am missing out on sales to do your makeup by purchasing atleast a lipgloss? K, thanks.

Please do not get mad at me because you are not in the computer system. It is not my fault no one ever added you as a client. You knew you were coming in to get your makeup, why didn't you look to see which shade you wear? And don't get huffy when I offer to match you up instead.

Like I said, I love my job. Somedays I want to punch people though...

Oh and no, we don't have waterproof mascara anymore!!!!!!!!!
Robot Clinique consultant will get you!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Fall!

         It is the first day of Fall, hooray! Goodbye Summer, see ya next year.

  What excites you the most about Fall? I have already written my love letter to Pumpkin Spice lattes. And showed you a few photos of new decor around the house. I am excited for the crisp, cool air. That is definitely something I never experienced in Florida. I am excited for apples! They just don't taste the same the rest of the year... I am excited to use my firepit outside and roast some marshmallows.

   I am also so, so, so excited for Fall fashion! That is another thing about Florida... you don't really change what you wear down there. And I'm pretty sure the "no white after Labor Day" rule does not apply!

This season, the trends are right up my alley!

Bright Colored Coats

Polka Dots


   I am ready for my boots and cute scarves! What are your favorite Fall trends? Anything that you are excited for?

Oh yeah! And Happy Friday!!! Enjoy the weekend :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

I am beyond exhausted! Of course, you know I am in bonus for Clinique. That means 6 days/week work schedule. Ughhhh. Thankfully, the last day is this Saturday! I am excited to say the least.

Newest obsession? MAD MEN. I am now on season 4 and I don't want it to end! Does anyone know when the next season starts? And does anyone else watch? I even made myself into a Mad Men character, hehe.

This past Saturday, I had a very important event. Also, a very sad milestone. September 17th marked the 6 month anniversary of my Father's death. It also happened to be same day as my local Out of the Darkness Walk supporting suicide prevention. It was a bittersweet day. I was so happy to raise money for the cause and do everything I could to help... I was just sad I had to.

Everyone wrote on the sidewalk a tribute to their lost loved one.

Balloon Release.
Louis and I walking for my Dad.

A wonderful thing did happen though. I got in the car to drive to the walk and what came on the radio?

If that isn't a sign, I don't know what is. 

I do know, Dad. And I miss you..

PS, Hannah is having a giveaway. I want it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

What the Friday?

I am linking with my girl, Kellie, for What the Friday?

Every time I move in my bed in the AM, my dogs try to peer pressure me to get up. They were especially annoying this AM... What the Friday?!

I cannot take my eyes off of CNN. It doesn't help my anxiety. What the Friday?

Last night we had rain and wind so heavy that I woke up to lawn furniture in the wrong spots. What the Friday?

Yes, I left the house in my pajamas to get breakfast. What the Friday? lol

Go visit Kellie and link up!


Thursday, September 8, 2011


Dear Pumpkin Spice Latte,

     You taste so good. You are so beautiful. Is there anything more perfect?