Saturday, April 30, 2011


How was everyone's Easter?

Mine was lovely. It was nice to have the day off. We dyed Easter eggs and I realized I am a horrible artist. My Hubs cooked up a London Broil (just like my Grandpa Leo's!!!) and mashed potatoes and it was all  super yummy! We made sandwiches that had grilled peppers and onions on top (I am seriously drooling now). My MIL came over for dinner too since FIL was out of town visiting my SIL. We watched hockey and just hung out. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Getting 5k Ready

Today, a friend of mine invited me to a running group tonight. I was a little hesitant because I haven't run in a million years (ok, since about September). It is a 3 mile run or walk so I said "Why not?!". I had to warn my friend that I run really slow. Ha. She said she does too.

Uh yeah, whatever! She was done like 10 or 15 minutes before me, hahahaha. I am proud of myself though. I ran the first mile, walked the second and ran the third.

I want to do this every Thursday and maybe a few other days too. It is something that I don't enjoy but tolerate more than the gym. Plus, I want to have that sleek runner's body! :) I used to run before I got married and it really does change your body. It is fun trying to get faster running times too!

Does anyone else run? Any tips for me?

Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway is over now and according to, the winner is...............

comment number 21, Jennifer!!!!

email me here with name, address, and I'll get your rollerball sent out :)

Thank you to everyone who participated.

I'll have another giveaway very soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Time for Change

I have really wanted to change my hair for a little while now but didn't know what to do.

Should I dye my hair a different color?

Cut it all off?

A couple of days ago at work, I was complaining about my hair length. When you are working, you have to wear your hair up in a ponytail or bun or whatever. I can't stand doing this! The only way to wear it down is if it is above your shoulders. Soooo, I scheduled a hair appointment.

This is before:

This is after:

It is angled a little bit and just slightly above my shoulders. Love it!!! I got about 10 1/2 inches cut off that was donated to Locks of Love. :) 

PS- Today is the last day to try to win my giveaway. Check it out a couple posts below :)

Monday, April 18, 2011


The dangers of living in NW Ohio?



What the hell?

Today on this lovely, gray day we are having a nice wintery mix of rain and snow.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Have a great day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TB Lightning

Anyone like hockey?

In my house, my Hubby and I sure do!

We cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning-- let's go Bolts!!!

Do you like my pink, glitter jersey?

Last night, we went over to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Bolts in the playoffs. They were playing against Pittsburgh and we hate the Penguins!!! And we won, wooooohoooo. 5-1 baby! 

ps- I'm having a giveaway here

Friday, April 15, 2011


Not only did I get my 25 followers, I went a little bit over. Thanks for following guys!!! You rock!

And guess what time it is? Giveaway time!!!

I am giving away an awesome Clinique item. It is the All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage.
This thing is awesome! You roll it on before your eye cream twice a day. Not only does the serum help with puffiness and dark circles, but the actual medical grade, stainless steel ball massages the puffiness away! It is one of my favorite things to do each day. I also keep mine in the fridge so it is extra cold.

Ways to win?
1. Be a follower and leave a comment that you are following me.
2. Go to Clinique and leave another comment telling me which product is your fave.
3. Blog about my giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did and your link.

So, you can have three possible ways to enter! The giveaway is going on until April 20th. Good luck and thanks for being a follower! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Work Vent

I love my job. I really do.

And then dumb things happen like this.....

Last week, when I was off, 3 different employees (one who gave her notice a few days later) were given Clarisonic Mias. The thing I have wanted forever. It cleans your face so well and really gets deep into your pore to get that gunk out.

I was so disappointed... I did so well during presell and gift. And got nothing for it. So, I said something to my manager. She told me if I sold 8 Clarisonics this month, I could have one. This is pretty much impossible. I could probably sell 3 or 4. People don't want to shell out that amount of money everyday.

Well, guess what? Today I sold 7. To ONE PERSON. An employee at our store. Oh and 3 different replacement brushes. That just means I need to sell one more and I can have my Mia!!!!!

I emailed my manager to let her know and she basically said it didn't count. Um... yes... it does! I am so mad and disappointed.  She told me we will have to see how many I can sell to actual customers.

How mean is that?! A sale is a sale in my book. sigh.

All I can do is try to sell some more. :-/

Check out...

Modern Day Wife... she is having an awesome blog giveaway. The earrings are ADORABLE and I want to win :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

So Sweet

Did you see that cute Lily Pulitzer cell phone case on my "What I'm Loving Wednesday" post? Well, they also have a matching notebook and pen.

I was considering getting the notebook and pen because I really wanted to start journaling. I know I blog, but a lot of the stuff going on right now, I just don't want everyone to read. It is personal and I'm just dealing with my own inner turmoil. It is Debbie Downer kind of material, ha!

I ended up not getting the notebook ($9) and pen ($20) because it was a little pricey. I'm broke right now. Sucks...

Guess what though? My amazing manager bought the notebook for me. How sweet is that? I started journaling today for the first time in a while and I have to say, it really makes you feel better!

Does anyone else do a journal just for yourself?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to the best Husband in the world, Louis!

I love you.  ♥

Friday, April 8, 2011

2 More....

followers til I have my first giveaway!!!

I Won, I Won!

Stefanie over at Chic Style Modern had a blog giveaway and guess what...


I received a $25 gift card and a postcards of Italy booklet with really awesome coupons inside for things like "free dessert" or "$5 off any entree". Yes!!! Cannot wait to use this!

Ps- your name rocks! ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Royal Wedding Extravaganza!!!

Who is getting excited for the Royal Wedding?


See? I even rocked this Kate Middleton inspired headband at work:
Please excuse my ridiculous face. I was trying to cheer up a friend.

I keep checking the internet for any sort of new detail. We just got the itinerary for the big day!

  • First thing in the morning on April 29th, an announcement from the Queen's office with William and Kate's new titles.
  • 8:30 am Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey
  • 10 am VIP Guests arrive (Hi Posh Spice!!!)
  • 10:40 am The Royal Family arrive with the Queen and King coming in last.
  • 11 am Kate arrives with her 5 bridesmaids! Also, at this point, a press release will announce the designer of her dress, sketches, photos, etc. The wedding ceremony starts.
  • 12:15 pm The wedding party arrive at Buckingham Palace for photos and a reception with over 600 guests. 
  • 7 pm An intimate party with dinner and dancing for 300 guests.
I wish I could go... :( Anyone got any royal family hookups?

And I am really excited to see Kate's dress! I wonder what kind of style she is going to go for? And what are her bridesmaids going to wear?

Does anyone think it is weird William isn't going to wear a ring? If my Husband told me he didn't want to wear his ring, I'd be mad! Whatev though.

Ooooh, and what do you think of Kate's ring? I believe it was Diana's so it is even more special. I think it is so beautiful and such a sweet sentiment to give her his Mom's ring.

Is anyone else excited for the royal wedding? Are you going to get up early and watch everything on tv like I am (unless I get a last minute invite. Then I'll be there in person!)? What style dress do you think Kate should wear?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday, ya'll! :)

I'm linking up with This Kind of Love once again.

I'm loving my new cellphone case from Lily Pulitzer. Isn't it adorable? The orange flowers are actually shells and in the middle is a starfish. I love Lily!

I'm loving Clinique Cream Shadow in Sparkling Nude. It is a really pretty, neutral color. It also has a little bit of shimmer. I like to wear it underneath my powder shadows because it helps enhance the colors and keep them in place. The wand applicator also makes it really fast to apply. Oh and did I mention this was one of Oprah's Favorite Things a few years ago? I looooove Oprah!

I'm loving that the weather is getting a wee bit warmer each day. I'm tired of freezing my butt off!!!

I'm loving the band, The Civil Wars, even more after seeing them in concert. Check 'em out!
Anyone who sings some Leonard Cohen is A-OK in my book!

I'm loving American Idol. This season is hilarious with Steven Tyler... and I actually dig JLo. She isn't as diva-esque as I thought. My favorite contestants are Casey, Lauren, Pia and James. Everyone is so good each week... I don't know who is going to win! 

What are you loving? Do you love any of these things that I posted? 

Thanks for reading!!!

PS- I only need THREE more followers and I'll have my first ever giveaway! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Right now, I have 17 followers....

if you read my blog, would you mind hitting the "Follow" Button to the right, please?

If I can get 25 followers, I am going to have a giveaway!!!

Giveaway hint: What company do I work for?   ;)

Pleeeeeease follow me. It will make me feel special.


Hi everyone.

I have had a little bit of writer's block lately... sorry!

Today was my weigh in and after getting really off track, I am down 9.6 lbs. Just a little bit more and I will finally hit my first goal of 10 lbs. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.

Gus, my parent's dog, has adjusted to our household really well! He loves Bo and cuddles with the kitties too. He also loves my Husband, and is always excited when he gets home from work. My only complaint: he snores and sleeps by my head! Haha.

Did anyone see Grey's Anatomy last Thursday? It was the musical episode and I was crying by the very first song. Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie Torres, has a fabulous voice and has even been on Broadway. The only thing I didn't really like was it was hard to get too emotional with everyone singing. And Lexie Grey should never be allowed to sing "Breathe 3am" ever again.

My Husband's Birthday is Saturday and I am out of ideas for gifts.... anyone have any ideas???