Saturday, November 30, 2013

Well...

Well, how did I spend my Thanksgiving?? How did I spend my time while Matt's sister was here visiting???? Being SICK! I think I have a sinus infection and then the over the counter meds I took made me so sick to my stomach! So I spent all day Thanksgiving making us 3 Thanksgiving dinner and when it was ready all I was able to eat was maybe 3 bites. It completely blew........I was such a dud. Thankfully it is only Saturday and I have 48 hours to pull it together before the work week!
Being sick to start off the Holiday season is really adding to my whole "Bahumbug" attitude I have this year. Maybe today I will watch "The Holiday" or "The Family Stone" favorite movies of mine and try to get into the spirit!

Hope your Thanksgiving was better than mine!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful...

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!!! I hope that everyone is with loved ones today and enjoying great food of course! I am thankful for each and everyone of you all who stop by this blog I have....a blog filled with everything under the sun!

I am thankful for my Husband who lets me sing silly made up songs around the house to our animals....and loves me still.

I am thankful for my family who will listen to anything......we can laugh over the phone, cry, vent or just say nothing. We know we are always there for one another.

I am thankful for my In-Laws who somehow know when I need a pick-me-up and will send a text or care package my way. I am very lucky.

I am thankful for my closest friends back home who are honest, loyal, amazing and full of patience.

I am thankful for my animals.......sometimes I look at them and think I could not love anything more.

I could go on and on.....but know I am thankful for YOU!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Luxe Christmas Ideas

Today I have put together some amazing "Luxe" gift ideas......all over $100. But isn't it nice to give someone something they would not buy themselves? There are ideas on here for your Mother, Husband, Wife, Dad or just about anyone! And I will take one of each please!

Luxe Christmas Ideas



Moth petite top
anthropologie.com

White headphone
amazon.com


Nespresso milk frother
williams-sonoma.com

Throw pillow
uncommongoods.com

BASEBALL BAT BOTTLE OPENERS
uncommongoods.com


Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Movie Mayhem

Hi Guys!!! First of all, Happy Short work week....YAY!!!!! I have a few movie reviews for you guys on this movie Monday and we are starting with the bad.......
2 Guns....I love Marky Mark, I do.....but to be honest there was not one thing I liked about this movie. It was about a bank robbery essentially and each of them had a secret they were hiding from one another. This movie involved the Mexican Cartel, CIA, Navy, DEA and it made no sense. Matt thought it was "eh" and we were both playing on our phones while watching! Hey, you might like it.....if you like confusing incoherent movies! ha
 Now we are about to talk about the "so-so"! Let me preface with saying you all know I LOVE movies and I am easy to please, I really am. Matt also got lucky because I love a big budget action....I do, so when we rented Man of Steel last weekend we were excited! Wah wah..............what is it with movies lately being mashed together and having no coherent story line? I will say it is not Henry Cavill's fault, he was a good Super Man but he couldn't save this. There is no clear reason why anything happens.........for example after him and Louis Lane meet for 30 seconds they are suddenly soul mates and she gets to accompany him when he is taken by the military. I mean why? There is fighting, explosions and a big kiss then it is over. This is a renter for sure.......... it was eh.
Just when you thought I was going to be a Movie Debbie Downer today.....I get to RAVE about this! Catching Fire was on FIRE!! Matt and I saw this opening night on Friday and we LOVED it! We went to the AMC Eat-In movie and that is always fun for us! And let me say gosh, Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect Katniss......I just loved every person that was in this movie. This sequel was grander and more in depth than the first which was amazing! The movie ends on a big cliff hanger and since Matt hasn't read the books he was literally like "What in the....."it leaves ya hanging! This movie was great..... we loved it!
Seen any movies lately that you loved or hated???

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas for Him

Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Brother, Uncle, Granddad.......you got em and I have a few gift ideas for them! What guy would not LOVE an indoor pizza oven?? Heck, I want one! Maybe you will see something that your guy would love........
Christmas for your Hubby



Socks
factory.jcrew.com

scratch map
uncommongoods.com

personalized golf link toppers
gifts.redenvelope.com

Doctor Sleep
amazon.com


Friday, November 22, 2013

Para-Awesome!

Let me start by saying that IF you don't like paranormal things and IF you don't have any idea who these people are then this post isn't for you. You won't understand why this is soooo amazing!

Christmas come early for me.... You all know the Paranormal is a hobby of mine and Matt and I were lucky enough to do the over night ghost hunt at Mansfield this past summer. So...I get emails about Paranormal events but who can pay to travel to the event and the event fee? Well, not I!! So when last week I saw this email about the event at The Mansfield Reformatory a little over 1 hour from my house...I clicked on the link....to find..... a DREAM roster of people who will be there! I have books written by 3 of the people above and I watch ALL their shows! I mean a reading with Chip Coffey? Holy moly he has worked with everyone and been on every show including his own on A&E. John Zaffis is related to Lorraine Warren and he has a Paranormal Museum that it too die for. (Odd phrase...ha) And Josh Gates!! I love him..... Steve Gonzales the ORIGINAL! From the first paranormal show on TV the original Ghost Hunters on SyFy!!
Ok Ok I could go on and on............ I am so excited to go and tickets will sell out soon, you all my bloggy friends should come!!! HA! click HERE for more info! Here is the schedule

5:00pm-6:30pm Meet and Greet with SYFY Ghost Hunters stars: Steve Gonsalves, Amy Bruni, and Adam Berry.

6:30pm-7:00pm Meet and Greet with SYFY Haunted Collector: John Zaffis

7:00pm-7:45pm Q&A Session/Lecture with SYFY star of Haunted Collector: John Zaffis

7:45pm-8:30pm Q&A Session with Ghost Hunters & Josh Gates/Destination Truth

8:30pm-9:00pm Break Time


9:00pm-2:00am Group assignment for lights out investigation with your favorite stars

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Working It Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a fashionable Hump Day.....I know I am at least on this blog! I haven't been doing a good job of taking outfit pictures lately, sometimes I am just not in the mood and well, other days I hate what I am wearing! I swear you should have seen me last week having a morning melt down over socks.....we all do it, myself included. Today, I have a few outfits that I loved and want to share with you all!!
 I loved the color combo of Black, Mustard and Cream and I looked like such a secretary this day! ha! This cardigan is Target of course and you can get one HERE. I just might have to get a second color! The cute shirt underneath is a steal I got from Kohls for $5! I know, right???
 This outfit was inspired by my sister and her awesome style......including skinny cords rolled up with ankle boots! The boots are ...Target...what else? You can get them HERE! And of course, now they are on sale! My cords and top, which is green are Loft!
 These mid-calf boots with a bit of a bikers edge I got at TJ Maxx last year for like $12, and I LOVE them! I wasn't sure how to wear them last year but this year I am finding it to be easier! My flannel is Old Navy and is sold out sadly! BUT you HAVE to get my pants......they are a THICK denim skinny-leg-ish jean that is a pull on! And get this....the thick waist band sits right on my "pooch" to push it down. Target of course......See them HERE
 This is the top I blogged about a week ago or so from Kohls, it's Vera Wang. This was a easy top to just pull on over some bootleg black trousers from NY&CO.
Lastly this was my favorite outfit recently and I swear Target should pay me.......most of this is Target! The gingham shirt is Merona for Target and I think the mixing of the prints was pulled off pretty well! I have large calves and I can't wear knee boots but these mid-calf "Combat inspired" boots not only zip up the back but lace up as well!! I Loved them........you can see them HERE... they come in brown too!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Glee.

Ok, I love Glee......I mean it has it's moments when I am completely bored but there is no other show that can stop me in my tracks and make me wanna be in Show Choir again! The American Idol season with Adam Lambert was the last one I watched and 2 weeks ago on Glee I was reminded why I loved him so much. He is a performer and he rocks this song......when I saw it I was like Santana.....jaw wide open!! Enjoy...........



Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Gifts for Mom

I have 4 posts ready for you ALL about Christmas gifts for the ones you love!! First up is the Mom in your life.....Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law or anyone! These are gifts that I think any Mom would love and there is a gift here for every interest books to baubles!! Be sure to share or Pin!
Christmas for Mom
Christmas Gifts for Mom


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Here ya go Facebook

So this is ALL the rage on Facebook and I think just about everyone of my friends has posted their "lists" of things about them! I'm not sure who started this or why but I have enjoyed reading everyones posts......and now ME, me......my turn!

10 Random Things About Me......

* Growing up my Mom would wake me up by bringing me my morning cup of coffee in bed!

* My first car was a 1999 Red Chevy Cavalier which was then destroyed that same year by the massive May 4, 1999 Tornado that hit my school. I still have the rearview mirror that we tore out of the car before it was hauled away. 

* I am a natural blonde. My hair grows like 1/2 a inch a month so I have to color my blonde (with grey) roots every 3 weeks. 

* Sometimes I watch my animals while they are sleeping and think about how much I love them

* Growing up I use to play Teacher in my bedroom everyday to imaginary students.

* When I shower, put on make-up or even do my hair I HAVE to do things in the same order every time. If I say......put lotion on the right arm first and not the left, it would completely freak me out. #ocdmuch?

* I have extremely vivid dreams and nightmares every night. They are beyond my wildest imagination, completely weird and at times absolutely frightening. I have died in my nightmares many times.

* I miss dance everyday and I can not listen to music without automatically choreographing dances in my head to every song. 

* I get in my car at work and as I am leaving the parking lot at 5:02 exactly everyday I call my Mom and we talk until I pull into my garage at home. 

* Growing up when "Starter" jackets were cool.....circa 7th grade maybe...... the one I picked out for Christmas was the Charlotte Hornets jacket because of the blue and purple colors....... fast forward 12 years and I would become a NBA Dancer for the Hornets. Of ALL the NBA Starter jackets I could pick out and wear at 13 years old I pick the Hornets and 12 years later I wore those colors on the court......very cool huh?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Passion

I miss dance everyday and sure I can dance whenever I want to or take classes again but I miss being in the thick of it. I live for the Step Up movies and So You Think You Can Dance and I have so many favorite pieces we could never get to them all. But lately Step Up Revolution has been on repeat on one of my channels and I am so in love with the finale dance. It isn't that this is so complex, or the best dance ever but it is a combination of many things. This songs, these people and the lead girl from SYTYCD Katherine.....she conveys so much emotion thru her dancing it mesmerizes me! I want to be in this dance, this dance makes me feel! And ya, it doesn't hurt that the guy is very easy on the eyes. I thought I would share it with you all on this TGIF!!!!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweetie

Half the Sky is a book I have read twice and blogged about several times...this book opened apart of my heart and opened my eyes. This book sheds light on many of the issues woman and girls face around the world....it is unreal what some girls have to face and go thru. If you have not read this or seen the documentary you need to....and then you need to loan your book to someone else. You can learn more about this on a post I did in 2009 HERE!

This past week several friends of mine were "liking" a video on FB which I usually don't care about but boy am I glad I watched this. This is about just one of the major issues girls all over the world face.... sexual abuse, exploitation, rape, trafficking and I could go on and on. Watch this video about something that I think is groundbreaking and could really be a huge step forward for girls all over......


It's ok if you didn't know anything about this issue before hand and well now you do and that is exactly what I wanted to accomplish. You can learn more about this video and dig a little deeper by clcking HERE!
What can you do now??? Sign the petition to bring more awareness to this important issue! Do it HERE!



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