Sunday, April 21, 2013

{Sunday Social}

Welcome back to Sunday Social!! Link up with Ashley & Neely to share your answers to this week's questions and maybe find some new blog friends in the process!

1. What is your shopping weakness?
Oh heavens...definitely purses and underwear! ha! I could buy a purse any day over the week over a pair of shoes...absolutely despise shoe shopping! And if Victoria's Secret has underwear 7/$26, you can't resist that!
2. What is your food weakness?
Mexican food....and french fries when I have had a bad day.

3. What is your go-to movie to watch when nothing else is on? 
I could always watch anything with Jennifer Aniston (my favorite actress!!) or any FRIENDS episode. :)
4. What is your go to breakfast food?
I am not a huge breakfast person, which is kind of not good since they always say "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". I am content with a bagel & cream cheese or a Nutri-Grain bar.

5. Do you drink coffee? If so, how do you take it?
Oh heavens...if I don't have coffee, it makes for a rough day. I like it light (with creamer) and sweet. I could never drink black coffee! So gross!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Life lately

I have been slacking in the blog department lately. And partly, it is due to the reason that I am running around like a chicken with its' head cut off! I have figured it out that between all my jobs (there's more than 2), I am working over 60 hours a week. Between being at school, the two tutoring jobs I now have, and working at CPK, I am working 7 days a week. But at least I am busy!! I can definitely sleep more in the summer.

There is all sorts of exciting news going around. My best friend April has worked for a Japanese newspaper in NYC for almost the past two years as a reporter for the UN branch. She legit got to work at the UN, see all sorts of important people, etc. After awhile, she was telling me she was ready to write about some other kind of news and had been putting out resumes since January of this year because she did not know how long it would take her to find something. About a week before Easter, she had gotten a call from a paper in Florida, they interviewed her over the phone and said they would check her references on Friday. So she tells me this Sunday when we were having brunch and then a few hours later, told me they were flying her down April 3rd for an interview there for 2 days! On April 10th, she found out she got the job! She is moving to Ocala, FL at the end of this month to work as a court reporter for their paper; definitely a different beat from what she is writing about now. I am so excited for my best friend but part of me is sad too because when we do see each other, time will be limited. But I plan on getting my booty there as soon as I can to visit!

Also, this past Monday I had an interview for a full-time probationary Spanish teaching position. It would be the IDEAL position for me because it is my dream district, my own where I went to school! I think the interview had gone really well and was told to expect to hear back from them by the end of the week. So low and behold, I got an email yesterday saying I will be continuing on in the process! (Monday's was a screening interview). I do not want to get my hopes up but I am at least excited to continue on in the process.

This past week felt like an eternity because I had to proctor the NYS English Language Arts Test. Students from Grades 3-8 all over NYS take it and its a three day ordeal. Every teacher felt like we were in the twilight zone. And we get to do it again next week with the math assessment from Wednesday-Friday. Goody gum drops! Is it June yet? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. She is turning the big 6-5!! Kind of hard to believe. I'm her baby, the last of her bunch that she had when she was 38. 

Tonight, my siblings (minus Eric who had to work) took my mom out to dinner at this Italian restaurant for dinner. I told her to pick wherever and she decided this place (my brothers who split it are probably mad because they paid and I asked to contribute and they had me pay the tip which is fine). It was a nice meal.

I am thankful to have a mom who is my rock. The woman who taught me my savvy shopping skills (clearance FIRST then sale then full price!). She has taught me how to cook the very few meals I know how to make. She irons my suits or clothes when I need them (I swear she does it better than I can). We may have our fights and yell, and then laugh about it later. My mother is the type of person who would give an arm or a leg for one of her kids. She is so selfless. I wouldn't choose anyone else.

Happy birthday Mom!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sara's 1st Holy Communion

Yesterday my 8 year old niece, Sara Elizabeth, made her first Holy Communion. It is really hard to believe that since it seems like yesterday that she was being christened!

I always feel so honored that I was chosen by my brother Mark & his wife, my SIL Laurie, as her godmother. When they announced they were expecting, I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to be an aunt. Then she was born on 12-6-2004 and instantly, we had a bond. On Christmas Day that year, they asked me to be her godmother as I was changing her diaper. Along with me, Laurie's younger brother John was asked.

Fast forward to 2013, and Sara made her first Holy Communion! She was such a gorgeous little lady and I am really excited to see where this new chapter of her life takes her. 
 Outside with the priest that did the service

 Me, Sara, and Uncle John (her godfather)

 I love this kid so much. She is my peanut.

 Sara with her cake
(Her hair is also not normally that curly! My SIL used soft rollers and she looked like a doll!)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

{Sunday Social - Pinterest Theme!}

It is hard to believe that it is Sunday again!! Seriously, I cannot wait for it to be summer break and not have to get up at 5am every morning. 

I'm back linking up with Ashley & Neely for this week's Sunday Social which has a Pinterest theme! I love me some Pinterest!

1. What is your favorite outfit pin?
I have too many of them...this is one:

2. What is your favorite food pin?
I've got a favorite food one AND a favorite drink pin! So here's the food one:
Buffalo Chicken bites:

And my favorite drink:
Skittle Bombs

3. What is your favorite wedding pin?
This is a hard choice but I have a funny one & a sweet one:
This is totally going to be me & my bridesmaids in the future!

And the sweet one:
When I get married, I so hope my groom reacts like this when I walk down the aisle.

4. What is your favorite DIY/craft pin?
I don't think I have really pinned any projects that are DIY on Pinterest but I would love to do this in my future home:
5. What is your favorite quote/verse/lyric pin? 
This has hands down always been my favorite quote:
6. Share a random pin you love:
I pin a lot of e-cards but I love this recent one I found:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone!! I am back linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday. Here's what I'm loving this week:

I'm loving...the dress I got today (along with a few other things) at the Loft for my niece's communion next Saturday! (I'm her godmother). I love it even more that EVERYTHING was 50% off!

I'm loving...that we had such an awesome time in the city on Saturday at the American Girl Place. My niece Emma had a little tea party there for her 4th birthday (which is tomorrow!)

I'm loving...that I heard back from a district I applied to for a job saying they're reviewing my credentials...there's hope!!

I'm loving...this blog, Bloom & the girl behind it, Nicole. She is so honest about her faith and her love for her marriage(she just got married March 8th!). It's so inspiring to read someone's blog who gives you such hope for your own life. Check it out if you haven't already.

I'm new Michael Kors watch! I have been toying with the idea of getting one and finally did last Friday.

I'm loving...that I can eat ice cream again! I gave it up for Lent and it was a long 40 days.

I'm flight to visit my best friend Stephanie in Atlanta is booked! I am not going until the beginning of August but it'll be AWESOME!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

...ask me anything...

I have seen this on a few different blogs I follow. I enjoyed being able to ask those bloggers to see some questions and what their responses are/will be. Some people come up with such profound questions! 

So I figured I would open up my blog to my followers or any new followers to ask me ANYTHING they want. Any question about any topic they might be curious about in regards to my life. 

I have no idea if anyone will actually do this. If no one does, that is okay. If only a few people do, that is okay too. If many people do it, that's great. I am curious to see how big of a response I will get. I always enjoy finding new bloggers to connect with on different aspects of life. 

So my fellow bloggy friends, ask away! Don't hold anything back.