Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dressember!! A month of dresses.

I found this idea on a blog i don't even remember which one. I was browsing around and came across this.
Were you only were dresses for the month of December.
How cool is that =)
You can like them on Facebook and follow on twitter
If you click on the image below it'll take you to Blythe Hill blog. Follow  her!!! Her blog is amazing.
Anywho, I decided to participate and see what happens!!
Hope you all join in on the fun too.

Dressember is: a month of dresses
The rules are simple: wear dresses all month long
(with exceptions of  pajamas, work-out, job requirements..)
You're allowed to repeat dresses
You are NOT allowed to wear skirts
(unless it's over a dress)
Take pictures each day and post them daily weekly on your blog and to flickr group page
If you like what you're reading, then email with subject line "Yes to Dressember!" 
and of course your blog url

This is largely on the honor's system.
No taking multiple pics of yourself on the same day,
then prancing around in pants the rest of the month! 
That would be cheating. Duh.
Besides, you'd be missing the spirit of Dressember:
reclaiming/embracing/celebrating femininity!
And just being fun and not taking life so seriously all the time. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Traditions

Hey dolls,
Today is day 2 of Amber and Neely's Fabulous Holiday blog challenge!!

We're talking about holiday traditions. 
Growing up we would have Christmas Eve Dinner with friends and family kind of like how you would have dinner on Christmas day. At midnight we would be allowed to open presents! I always believed in Santa but I guess my parents just did things differently. I didn't mind =) We also watch Christmas movies and go every year to see the Christmas lights at the Seneca State Creek Park.  

Since, I had Little Miss I decided to do things differently with her. So, now we have Christmas eve dinner but we can only open up 1 present. Santa comes and visits when she goes to bed. We also read "T'was the night before Christmas" and leave Santa cookies and milk =) We have a BIG ihop style breakfast and open up presents Christmas morning!! We still go and see the Christmas lights at the state park. I'm thinking of taking her to see The Nutcracker this year but that's still undecided.... We also visit Santa for pictures!!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Fabulous Holiday blog challenge

Day 1
Best gift ever received for Christmas!!

This is tricky I could go as far back as a little kid when I got my doll that I still have to this day. I had to wash her recently because little miss plays with her and I sometimes get a tad bit overprotective!

or now It would be the ipod that I got a few years ago from my ex. I gave it to my brother when things eneded and I have no idea what he did with it.




The final part of the Plenty to be Thankful swap and blog challenge is the swap!
My partner is Jenna from step by step
Eveyehting was wrapped nicely and the card is soo cute

this little fella is little miss favorite!!
 the minute I opened the package she grabbed him and walked away to play =)

The reindeer is an airfreshner that smells like cinnamon. Took some convincing to little miss that it's not a toy. Then there's the elf! Inside the penguin is a body lotion and body wash that smells like caramel!! It's delicious =) The pink lotion is cranberry and the other pink shower gel is berries. There's also a glitter nail polish in Christmas colors!! She added strings or yarn for friendship braceletes that I want to do (it's on my 101 in 1001 list) and lastly, a sequin pouch that came with a lipgloss that I absolutly love!!!

I hope you can see everything that I mentioned above...

Friday, November 25, 2011

I’m THANKful for Black Friday and Leftovers!

I’m THANKful for Black Friday and Leftovers!

No Black Friday for me this year even though I wanted to go so badly!!!
I've never been so I'm hoping I go soon enough =)
However, we do have a lot of left-overs 
we're a small family but my mom is used to cooking for a lot of people..

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I’m THANKful For The Special People In My Life!

 I’m THANKful For The Special People In My Life!

I grew up being extremely family oriented! We bicker, we fight, we cry, we laugh but at the end of the day we all love each other. 

 {my mom's 49th Birthday last year}

I'm thankful that I have the greatest parents I could ever ask for!! They've helped in my worst. They are my biggest cheerleaders.  They have big hearts and care so much. always looking at the brighter things in life. 

{Brother's 20th Birthday 2010}

I'm thankful for my brother who at times is a pain like any little brothers are but wouldn't want to change him for anything! He says stupid things to make us all laugh when things get quiet and always looking out for people he cares about. 

And of course, lastly but definitely not the least my daughter, Little Miss. Who came to my life unexpectedly but change it for the better. She brings joy to my life and always has a smile on her face =) She's taught me so much in so little time. She's such a loving and caring little person!!! 


I’m THANKful For Thanksgiving Traditions!

I’m THANKful For Thanksgiving Traditions!

We don't have any huge Thanksgiving traditions aside from
Watching the football game and I don't think I ever missed A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I'm pretty much positive we watch it every year =) I want to see the Thanksgiving parade in person one year. That would be fun and different!!!

I'm trying to think of traditions I can start for my daughter to grow up with and have memories of...
 I'll take any ideas =)


Monday, November 21, 2011

I’m THANKful For My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe!

I’m THANKful For My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe!

I don't cook Thanksgiving dinner!!! SHOCKER...
I do help though..
I'm still learning how to cook thanks to my dear mom so I'll be skipping this post or maybe ask mom for her recipe and post later on... 

My favorite dish is the homemade stuffing  =) Hope that makes up for the lack of recipe!!!


Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn Pt.1

I am NOT going to spoil anything unlike to radio stations this morning

However, This has been their best acting in the series so far. I loved the movie I couldn't go to sleep because I was excited and wanted to see the rest already!!! 

FYI to those who have yet to watch it

Stay after the credits!!!!!

I’m THANKful That I Live In The 21st Century!

I’m THANKful That I Live In The 21st Century Because....

Technology in general
It's amazing how quickly it evolved and people still manage to take it to the next level!!!

Social Media/Internet
we wouldn't have facebook, twitter, blogger, shopping sites.....

although I've learned how to read maps thanks to my dad!!! I find it sooo much easier to use a GPS =)

seriously it's awsome!!!

Advance in Medicine

I can get more personal and detailed but I'm going to leave it light !!!

Hope you lovely bloggers have a fantastic weekend =)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's OK Thursday

It's Ok......

To be excited about the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn!!!!

To be upset that our warm weather didn't last until the end of the month =/ Winter finally caught up to us!

To hate the fact that I purchased for the little one and now she cries when I tell her it's time to get off.... stupid technology!!! stupid TV commercials!!!

To be overly excited about going to a grand opening this past weekend for furniture and having kids activities!!

To realize you have no warm comfy winter sweaters =/

To be excited for my Avon order arriving today!!! =)

Don'y forget to link up!!!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I’m THANKful For The Blogoverse!

I’m THANKful For The Blogoverse!

The blog community is amazing! This is my 2nd blog I started the first I deleted because I had family issues and thought I should concentrate on what was going on but I've made friends the first time around (not in person) and they helped me throughout everything even with the little details I provided! The 2nd time around isn't any different. I haven't met anyone in person but you're always there helping out with words of wisdom, encouragement, congratulations and so much more! You start to know everybody through their writing.  I've seen numerous people become good friends through the blog world!! Most people wouldn't understand but you have to be a part of this community to understand how strong and connected it is! =)


Ultimate Twilight fan

Sara and Tara

1. Are you going to see Breaking Dawn at the midnight release?
uhmm YES!!! I already bought the tickets =)
2. Scene you're most looking forward to in Breaking Dawn?

3. Team Edward or Jacob?

4. Favorite book in the Saga?

5. Favorite character in the series and why?

 Aside from Edward I'd say Alice!!! She's always so spunky and fun and sweet!!!

6. Why do you love Twilight?

The romance!! It pulls you in and you're just stuck there =) It's sweet!!

7. Are the books or movies better?

8. What do you dislike about the series?

Renesme name. It's weird!

9. Your craziest fan moment.

Reading the series in 3 days. I don't really have a crazy fan moment!!!

10. Do you have a Twilight collection?

No =( I borrowed the books and rented DVD's when they came out just to watch again =)

I’m THANKful For My Hometown!

 I’m THANKful For My Hometown!

This is probably one of my most favorite topics
I get to write about two places that a grew to love and call home =)

The first place is where I was born and raised until I was 7 years old!!
It's where half of my family live and it's paradise.

Caraguatatuba Sao Paulo in Brasil
also known as Caragua

I wish I knew more about the local places.
 The forest - Serra do Mar is how you get to the city below. They start of as dual lanes and eventually become single lanes. It has a high population of tourism in the summer ( Brasil summer)
 We have a total of 17 beaches along the coast. It's pretty much amazing!!

I've always been curious how life would be to live by the beach. =)

and then where I've been raised up until now
Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Damascus
All in Mongomery County
We moved around a lot but the State is what I love!!

We're famous for our Chesapeake bay blue crabs

There's so many places you can visit but my personal favorite's are:
Ocean City
Assategue Island
Chincotegue Island

We're minutes from downtown DC, Virginia

Famous faces from MD:
Babe Ruth
Frank Zappa
Francis Scott Key
David Hasselhouf
Jada pinket Smith
Ana Faris
Penn Badgley
Mike Rowe 

Hope you enjoyed a little sneak peak of the places I call home =)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I’m THANKful for YouTube (and other internet fun)!

 I’m THANKful for YouTube and other internet fun!

Because of......

Jenna Marbles (YouTube)- this girls is the funniest!! You MUST visit her page 
(make sure you don't have kids around she has a foul mouth)

Makeup by Tiffany D (YouTube)- she's the cutest and every now and then she does a vlog...

Makeup Geek TV (YouTube) - she rocks my socks!! She's probably my favorite makeup guru =)

Pinterest - you know why...



Twitter =)

online magazines!!!

oh and online shopping ;)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Plenty to be THANKful

Day 1
I'm THANKful for my guilty pleasures....

Twilight Saga
 Don't lie!! You know you all watch it whether at midnight or DVD...

Hart of Dixie
This is THE most adorable and addictive new show on CW!!
& who doesn't love Rachel Bilson

I don't know what I would do without it.

There are way too many movies and TV shows and I keep getting dragged into them!!! 

Gourmet chocolate - Godiva, Ghiradelli, Lindt
We get a lot of fancy chocolate from work and clients during the Holidays.
 I'm super excited to eat it =) 

I'm sure there's more but I'll stop here.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

To all the men and women who serve or are still serving this country bravely and selfishly a Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you for all that you do.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

101 in 1001

I've been seeing this around numerous blogs and finally decided to do my own list. 
Putting it down in here so I can look back whenever I need to and be held responsible to complete it.
The list is as follows in no particular order....

I started some of it today 11/10/11 - Day 1

1. Build a Gingerbread house - In Progress
2. Meet an online friend in-person
3. Make 5 new friends
4. Run a 5k
5. Read 10 classic books (any ideas??) - In progress
6. Try 5 new foods
7. Make friendship bracelets - Completed 11.30.11
8. Watch the sunrise and sunset at the beach
9. Send a secret to postsecret - In progress
10. Make a family tree
11. Bake THE infamous rainbow cake
12. Find out my blood type
13. Donate blood
14. Pay for the person behind me at a drive-thru
15. Get a piercing
16. Carve my name on a tree - In progress
17. Make a wish on 11/11/11 at 11:11 =) - Completed
18. Improve my posture
19. Watch a movie at a Drive-in
20. Go snowboarding
21. Host a dinner party
22. Plant a tree
23. Learn to surf
24. Visit a winery
25. Have a spa day
26. Don't watch TV for a week
27. Go a weekend without internet
28. Go to 10 restaurants I've never eating before - In progress
Piola's 12.1.11 
Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro  
29. Send flowers anonymously to a friend that needs a pick me up
30. Watch 10 classic movies (ideas???)
31. Get a hot stone massage
32. Complete 365 day photo challenge
33. See a film at IMAX - Completed
34. Spend a rainy day in pajamas's watching films
35. Go to 5 different museums ( I live by DC)
36. Take a dance class
37. Learn CPR
38. Learn to identify the 10 constellations
39. Have a Pixar movie marathon
40. Write my name in the sand
41. Attend a 4th of July parade
42. Watch a Revolutionary war reenactment
43. Buy a better camera
44. Attend a flea market
45. Learn to be a good swimmer
46. Get SCUBA certified
47.  Drink 5 cocktails I never tried before
48. Take a cake decorating course
49. Go on a road trip
50. Take a cooking class
51. Visit NYC
52. Make a video about a typical day in my life
53. Say yes to something I wouldn't normally do
54. Move out of my parents house!!!!
55. Become flexible
56. Take yoga classes at my gym
57. Start attending gym again
58. Dye my hair an outrages color
59. Get a luxurious manicure/pedicure!!! not the ones we get at the local mall or strip mall
60. Go snorkeling
61. Keep a "my day in 6 words journal" for 6-12 months
62. Donate an entire paycheck
63. Visit Delaware
64. Go horseback riding
65. Join a book club
66. Go rock climbing
67. Fly a kite
68. Go ice skating
69. Take pictures in a photo booth
70. Have professional pictures taken
71. Go apple picking
72. Get a Christmas tree at a farm and not Home Depot or Lowe's - Completed
73. Make pizza from scratch
74. Put away $5 for every task completed into savings
75. Get a college fund started for Little Miss
76. Do volunteer work for a charity
77. Participate in  charity run
78. Complete a half marathon
79. Loose 10 lbs by end of January
80. Loose a total of 35 lbs at the end of 1001 days
81. Eat healthier
82. Be a vegetarian for a month
83. Get fit/toned
84. Gamble at a casino
85. Go fishing
86. New bedroom
87. Go on a roller coaster for the first time ever
88. Grow my hair long
89. Buy a jogger stroller
90. Participate in a mud run
91. Find a work out buddy
92. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind
93. Write a letter to me to be opened at the end of 1001 days
94. Make a meal/dinner by myself
95. Take my dog running
96. Get our dog leash trained (wish me luck)
97. Complete a 1,000 or plus puzzle and frame it
98. Take a photography 101 class
99. Ride my bike more often
100. Drink water everyday
101. Make another 101 in 1001 List

It's OK Thursday...

It's OK,

to be excited to put up Christmas decorations the minute Thanksgiving is over!

that you need to buy all new decorations for Christmas because you're tired of the same old color theme

to finally get to participate in black Friday

to be excited about 97.1 playing Holiday music starting next Friday!!! Never to early for Holiday music =)

to have my and Little Miss Christmas outfit all set!!!

that the only thing on my mind is the Holidays (see above)

to start planning Santa pictures within the next 2 weeks
I hate long lines so the sooner the better!!

Have a great Thursday


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sequins makes me smile

Today I got in the mail the Express Holiday Catalogue
what caught my attention was all the SEQUINS
It just made me smile inside
and now I'm excited to go holiday shopping for my outfit!!!!

Happy face > insert here <

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hello, November.


Hope you all had a

My parents had a halloween party with there friends Saturday night
no babysitter means joining in on the festivities with them
Little Miss didn't like it too much, especially the ones in the mask...
we had old widows, monsters, clowns, madonna, devils, vampirres, bugs and much more!!!

there's a lot more but you get the idea....

Sunday Little Miss and I went to a Halloween party for little ones at a friends house
I would post pictures but I dont know if the kids parents would be OK
She wore her cheerleader outfit that day
(last year costume)

 On Halloween we went trick or treating in the neighborhood!!!
came back with a bag full of sweets =)

My little princess
she was suppose to be a fairy but we forgot her wings so she ended up being a princess