December 31, 2010


I just purchased these 3 fun photo accessories!!! Michelle-I bet you will LOVE these items! :)

Bubble chalkboard
Keep Calm & Snap On in BLACK
Poloroid frames


In mid December I purchased a brand new camera! Christmas Day I tested it out by doing a mini photo shoot w/ my family up here in CT! Here are a few of the shots! And here is the full FB album! :)

Me & my hubby Steve
The family-cool shot huh?
Oh how I love him!
Me, Steve, Mom, Dad, Ashley & Scott
Scott & Ashley Dad & Mom Me & Steve
Dad, Mom, Ashley, Scott, Me & Steve


Next week I'll post more about Christmas-including photos! But in the meantime I just wanted to say how thankful I am… Not only bc of non material items but bc of some of the gifts I received this year….#1 My parents gave myself, Steve, my sister Ashley & her fiancĂ©' Scott these home made certificates towards our dear family friend Kelly Lewis' wedding in NC this Summer! Kelly is getting married roughly 15 mins away from where my parents are retiring this Spring! SCORE!!! :)…..#2 Again, Im all about the little things….one of our Sales Reps @ work (COX) gave this mug & cookie set the other day as a thank you for all that I do for her! How sweet! It's nice to know when someone appreciates what you do!.........As far as what Steve got me…just to name a few things….A combination Old School Nintendo/Super Nintendo/Sega game system, a portable ipod/radio/CD player, PJs & clothes from Victoria's Secret, make-up stocking stuffers from & more!!!

Speaking of New Years...tonight we are hanging out w/ a few friends...1 is a dress up gathering & the other is more low key. Ill be rocking turquoise tights! I'm pretty excited about it! I love the look of colorful tights...but when you live in a small town you don't really get much of a chance to dress up, let alone funky! To top off my look I went @ got a quick manicure last night @ Salon 41 which is located pretty much in our backyard. The Salon is named after the Dave Matthews Band song "41" (see lyrics below)...Im not a huge DMB fan (to be honest-Sorry Hila & Bobby!) but the salon's decorations coincide w/ the band! Tons of photos, memorabilia, lyrics written on the wall, vinyl records & more!
Don't mind my boney fingers.

"Come and seeI swear by now I’m playing time
I against my troubles
I’m coming slow but speeding
Do you wish a dance and while i’m
In the front
The play on time is won
But the difficulty is coming here
I will go in this way
And find my own way out
I wont tell you to stay
But I’m coming to much more
All at once the ghosts come back
Reeling in you now
What if they came down crushing
Remember when I used to play for
All of the loneliness that nobody
Notice now
I’m begging slow I’m coming here
Only waiting I wanted to stay
I wanted to play
I wanted to love you
I’m only this far
And only tomorrow leads my way
I’m coming waltzing back and moving into your head
Please, I wouldnt pass this by
I would take any more than
What sort of man goes by
I will bring water
Why wont you ever be glad
It melts into wonder
I came in praying for you
Why wont you run
In the rain and play
Let the tears splash all over you..."


I posted this a long time ago....figured Id post it again!

*~*I’m pretty shy until you get to know me.....the simplest things make me happy, I love romance, I’m such a sucker for anything romantic-the smallest things really get to me, I love strawberry smoothies, I love my family, I love mt. dew, I love greeting cards, I love little white chapels, I love the color purple, I love laughing so hard that my stomach hurts, I love classic cars, I love to redecorate, I love wings, I love coffee, I love taking walks, I love the #6, I love spending time with people that mean the most to me, I love vacations, I love fashion, I love the beach & warm places, I love music-all kinds, I love singing in my car when no one can hear me & going to concerts, I love chocolate covered strawberries, I love sunflowers, I love going Blonde in the summer & spring & Brunette in the fall & winter, I love dancing-only when I’m drunk or when there are a ton of people around, I absolutely love hotel rooms-they are always so much fun to stay in, I love Dorothy's ruby red slippers, I love coors light, I love good long hugs & meaningful kisses-nothing compares to having that someone special really kiss you, I love Chinese food, I love listening to thunderstorms & watching them from outside, I love high-fives, I love the smell of snow, I love red bull, I love bubble baths, I love shopping by hitting up the sale racks-I’m a great bargain shopper, I love my girlfriends-I miss them all dearly-any second I can get with my girls means the world to me, I love traveling, I love strawberry & vanilla candles, I love amusement parks-roller coasters are my favorite, I love animals-I hope to buy a puppy some day-right now our cats Boo & Miles, as well as our bird Kippy are our babies, I love sushi, I love movies & going to sporting events, I love the feeling of falling in & being in love, I absolutely love my Redskins, Orioles & Nationals, I love my yellow lancer, I love interior design, I love strawberries & whipped cream w/ angel food cake, I love staying at home & relaxing or getting dressed up & going out on the town, I love red wine, I love taking photos, I love Marilyn Monroe, I love getting my nails & hair done- I love feeling pretty & good about myself even if I don’t have anywhere to go, I love the thought of growing old with someone I love, it scares some people but not me, I look forward to starting a family some day & really starting & sharing my life w/ my husband Steven…*~*



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December 21, 2010


This year Steve & I are hosting CHRISTMAS at our house in CT. We are SUPER pumped!!! It will be more low key this year w/ only my parents Roy & Linda, sister Ashley & her fiancé' Scott, BUT I just know it will be super always of course! All the other years in the past we have had Christmas @ home in VA, which included my Grandparents, cousins, Aunts, Uncles & close family friends. So I am def a bit sad that we won't be with everyone for the 1st time pretty much ever, but I am really excited to celebrate the holidays on our turf. I am all about the little things, no surprise there, I have blogged about the little things meaning the most many times before. I have a few small festive ideas up my sleeve! Of course I can't share them right now since my Mom (hi Mom!) usually reads my blog on a daily basis. Yah, my Dad too! (hi Dad!)...Oh, I guess my sis does as well! (Hi Ash!)....I can tell you that since we don't have a fireplace I have the perfect lil spot for all of our Christmas stockings. They are all lined up, tied w/ lil bows on the railing of our staircase leading down into our newly finished basement. I've had so much fun putting a plan together! The presents are all wrapped & we pretty much bought out the grocery store, I know I know, it's only going to be the 6 of us on actual Christmas Day, buttttt I just had to have options! ;) Anyway, I just really can't wait until Thurs when the fam starts pouring in! We have a few fun activities, including wine tasting planned while they are here! Since we didn't celebrate Thanksgiving w/ them this year, this is an extra special treat! :) I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Have fun & be safe!!! HUGS!

PS: Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!! Can't wait to see you Thurs morning!!!


After last year I told myself "I will never procrastinate again"...whelp, that didn't happen. I waited way too long to order our Christmas cards. They JUST arrived yesterday! I sent 1/2 of them out this morning...the other 1/2 will go out tomorrow. Hey, at least they will arrive before Christmas day! Although, it would have been nice for everyone to enjoy them throughout the month of December. Oh year, I promise! Procrastinating is sooo not me!!!

December 16, 2010


Last night Steve & I met his co-workers @ the TRINITY BREWHOUSE (holy yummy Hoisin Chinese Chicken Wings) in Providence before seeing the play. We got there a lil early & sat @ the bar as we waited...As you can see their beers are brewed right before your eyes! Very cool! Had to get some (crappy) phone pics to share! PS: Of course we had a great time! I was SUPER tired when we got home but it was well worth it!


Justin Timberlake's clothing line is coming to Target... that means his collection in stores will now be affordable!


As you can see to the right side of my page I just added a SEARCH MY BLOG & LABELS gadget! The past week or so I've been trying to organize my blog a bit so it's more user friendly for my readers! Go ahead! Test it out!

December 15, 2010


What ever happened to "The Boys" music group from the early 90s? This popped into my head last night & of course brought back so many memories! I was obsessed w/ "Dial My Heart" & "Lucky Charm"!




TONIGHT Steve & I are heading out to the Trinity Repertory in Providence w/ his CVS headquarters co-workers for some appetizers & drinks before checking out "A Christmas Carol"! We did this a few years ago & had so much fun! Can't wait for a festive evening!

This past Sunday was a rainy day...sooo we took our friend Felicity's offer up on going to the winery she works @ for some wine tasting! Let me tell you, we had a BLAST!!! Sharpe Hill Vineyard is beautiful! Especially @ Christmas time, the decorations were sooo pretty! And the wine of course was super yummy! Only $10 for a tasting of roughly 12 wines!!! Ritz crackers included! ;)

Tom, Me, our wine tasting host, Heidi & SteveMr. Ric Deojay...Felicity's BF!

Cool view huh?

Me 8 tastings deep! :)

***Even though I LOVE it, do you think Nicole Richie's wedding dress (1 of 3) resembles a swan? :)
***Love that William & Kate recreated this engagement pose...

December 14, 2010


My hubby emailed this to me yesterday with a note saying... "I may regret this..." HA!

I am actually going to pass on this sale but if I did take advantage of it I'd probably pick up one (or all) of these kicks! :) has Womens' Shoes marked down significantly. Shoes start as low as $7.95 - 10% off code 6PMCJDEC132010 = $7.15 per pair. Shipping is free if you spend $100 or more, otherwise it is a flat-rate $6.95 for your order under $100. Thanks BirchBayGuy & fay711
Shoes from $7
Sandals from $7
Slippers from $7
Boots from $13

December 13, 2010


Love anything Mariah Carey. Always have. Her 2010 Christmas special airs this evening-which includes her adorable baby bump. Def looking forward to it! :)

December 10, 2010


This weekend came up fast on me, thank goodness for that! We actually have low key plans for the most part...

PHOTO SHOOT FOR MR. TOM & MISS HEIDI....let's hope the rain holds off, or at least hope the weather isn't too cruel to us, these photos could turn out even more fun using an umbrella!....Speaking of weather....I just found out it's snowing @ home in VA! To all my friends & family---have fun, stay warm & be careful!
Ohhh we also plan to use (at least) one of our restaurant gift cards! We have a stack that has been piling up! YAY for free yummy food! :)

PS: Have you heard of "Pitch Slapped"??? I just heard about them on the radio the other day.... this acappella group made an appearance on the TV show "The Sing Off" recently! Check out their sweet sound!


"Good Girls Gone Bad"



December 9, 2010


Rockin' a new accessory today! My new gold bow cocktail ring! Purchased it for $1.50! Yes, that's $1 & 50 cents.

December 7, 2010


I saw this DIY (do it yourself) idea in one of my magazines a few months back...I made a mental note about it & thought that I could sooo take this on easily! Then I thought...I could sooo make these for Christmas gifts! I'm going to have no shame in sharing that I purchased 20 two foot black chains from Lowes for roughly $20. I plan on purchasing girly printed ribbons @ a local craft store on Friday to start this crafty task! Heck...maybe if all goes well I'll even sell some on & make some money! Stay tuned for a sneak peak of the outcome.... In the mean time, I'll share with you the last DIY projects I did... #1 my wedding rehearsal heels (NO, not the purple heels in the photo @ the top of my blog!) & #2 a photo collage of our wedding day


GLEE's Christmas Special airs tonight!!! I'm such a GLEEK! :) This is probably one of my all time favorite shows! (I love how all the cast members are decked out in their tacky Christmas attire!)

Did I mention my husband gave me the GLEE Christmas CD as part of my 30th birthday gifts this year? Oh yes he did! :)

December 6, 2010


***copied & pasted the email I just sent out to friends & family!

Hello!!! :)


I just wanted to share the good news w/ those in NOVA, here up North & all in between! Feel free to pass on this email & the photos I have attached to anyone & everyone!

Just the other day I purchased a brand new professional Cannon camera! In the mean time of learning my new equipment, my friend is currently helping me launch my new photography website! Soon enough I will even have new business cards & a new business email address!


I heart doing photo shoots for...Kids, Family, Friends, Love, Engagement, Maternity, Trash The Dress, Siblings, Baby, School Portraits, Senior Portraits, Pets, Solo Shots, Bands & more!!!

In the mean time here is my current contact info!