May 28, 2010


This 3 day Memorial Day weekend...(HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!)
(totally digging these.) parents Linda & Roy are coming to visit us from home!!!!! (Virginia)

The weather's gonna be pretty darn decent. (minus a few showers that probably won't even happen)
This is me, the lil girl in me-JUMPING FOR JOY!!! Let the family time begin!

P.S. My sister now lives in NY...the other day THIS (actual photo) lil bear was outside of her office. Uhhh. Cute yet scary.


Congrats KELLY!!! (aka Mrs. In Training) Yep! You won my giveaway girly! There were 13 entries total, but you were the one I picked @ random! What a way to start off a 3 day weekend huh? Way to go! Email me your home address when you get a chance ( so I can send you your prize! When you receive it, don’t forget to take a photo of yourself (& send it to me) wearing your new accessory so I can put it up on my blog! Again, congrats! Thanks for following & playing! :)


THIS Saturday & Sunday ONLY! 50% off all clearance items @ Old Navy! ENJOY! From what I've heard, a coupon is not needed...


This is sooooooooo 80s but I think I REALLY love it! It's only $15....hmmm. ROBIN: It's from Everything is $15 (or less)-HA! Some items are "cooler" then just gotta dig a bit!

PS: I will be picking the winner of the "Anchor Away" necklace @ 12pm EST time. Last call for comments a few blog entries down if you want a chance to win it! Don't forget to be come a follower as well!

May 27, 2010


Passing this on, on behalf of my 2 wonderful friends…feel free to do the same to family, friends, co-workers-ect!


PET SITTING SERVICE by Justin & Amanda Kimmel
LOCATION: Centreville, VA
(Don’t forget to mention that Shannon sent you!)

Happy Tails Home will give your pets a Home Away from Home! We watch your pets at our home, unless you'd like us to watch them at your house... we'd be happy to do that as well! Just give us a call if you’re in a pinch or if you have a vacation planned far out. We'll be there for you!

Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, Hermit Crabs, Iguana’s, Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, Ferrets.....Any kind of animal interests us!


50 LOST 50 almost doesn't even look like him....50 cent that is. Read the People article below telling why he lost 50 pounds!

May 26, 2010


I hate mosquitoes, bees, ants & spiders...BUT I love beautiful weather, sunlight & wildflowers...boy did I have some fun this evening (in-between some house/yard chores) playing w/ my camera & making mini bouquets...enjoy.....

*These wildflowers (OK-maybe they are really weeds-HA) were in our backyard! I decided to do a lil project by cutting them down, putting them in mason jars & adding water! How pretty!

Camera fun in the sun...

I swear I don't have clown feet...I wear a size 6! :)

May 25, 2010


Remmeber him? From the show "7th Heaven"? The lil blonde boy? I know you know what I'm talking about...TMZ just posted a before & after photo. He has def grown up!


High heel rainboot covers from Target...HA. Nice find Ash!

May 24, 2010


Hot new Summer song! "California Gurls" Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dog
Don't forget! "The Bachelorette" premiers tonight! I will DEF be watching this! Ali was my favorite from the most recent "The Bachelor"! ***Love the converse-nice touch!


1. Friday night Amy came over so we could have some 1 on 1 Amy & Shannon time! We were going to stay in the area for dinner but decided to check out 85 Main ( in Putnam, CT! We sat outside under the sun, ate, drank, chatted & people watched. After dinner we checked out this cute lil art shop called “The Silver Circle Studio” ( filled with a silent auction & unique trinkets! Amy found 2 adorable/funky feathered headbands-1 for herself & 1 for her daughter! Annnd I found this one of a kind vintage re-creation gold sunflower necklace that I’m wearing today along w/ these Pin Up Girls coaster set from
2. I lied this weekend wasn’t entirely about ME. Saturday we had Sue's SURPRISE bridal shower @ Adam's Mill in Manchester, CT @ 11am! Holy surprises for Sue lately! HA! I think she was a bit shocked….photos to come this week! But in the mean time here are 2 photos of the location…

3. I organized our house from TOP to BOTTOM this weekend! I feel soooo good about the HUGE project I took on while Steve was @ Bryan’s bachelor party w/ the boys for 3 days!

4. Our bedroom officially has a peacock theme! Peacock feathers, peacock wreath, peacock curtains from Pier One-which I found on clearance (see photo) & a few other decorative items! It SOUNDS a bit too much but I swear it’s tasteful-yet funky & colorful-just how we like it!
5. Tonight is date night w/ my hubby!!! I heart date nights! Since I thought Putnam was such a cute area Friday night I’m bringing Steve back to the quaint lil town this evening! We have a $25 coupon certificate that we purchased for only $2! We are using it @ the Italian place called “Bella’s Bistro”…YAY for having dinner outside again! I love this weather!
6. CONGRATS TO MIKE HOKE & HIS NOW FIANCE KAT!!! They got engaged Saturday on the beach in California! Message in a bottle style! What an adorable proposal story! The bride-to-be is beaming!
7. MY PARENTS ARE VISITING THIS LONG MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!! WOO! HOO! I am so excited about their trip up this way. For once we will really get to share some quality time with them in CT. All of their other trips have been so hectic. We are going to do a lil sight seeing, relaxing, memory making & weather enjoying! I AM PUMPED!!!


At some point this weekend or next week I hope to see this movie... :)

May 21, 2010


Does anyone remember this gum from the 80's? The brand from what I know is called "Bubble Gum" as simply stated on the wrapper. The gum is pink inside & totally reminds me of my childhood. My parents used to give this gum to us when we were little-it was my favorite! I completely forgot about it as I grew up & then randomly remembered the look, taste, smell & the memories a few years back. Ever since I have been in search for this in stores & on line but never found it. Then, just last year I came accross the bag of these yummy indivudually wrapped pieces randomly in a $1 store in RI! Call me crazy but I've been pretty stoked about this & just had to share.


I played w/ my camera a bit the other day out in our yard...


Friday...hello my friend, I heart you... the weekend is here... high five to that!

Steve's @ Bryan's bachelor party this weekend so I've got the house alllllll to myself! I always miss him when we are away from each other but at the same time it can be a lil refreshing to have some ME time. As well as it's always healthy to have a few days away from your loverrrrrrr. I will be focused on taking care of things around the house, running errands, having girl time, catching up on DVR, enjoying the weather & tons more! For once I'm not going to commit to anything...I'm going to do what I want to do at that particular time! Boy does this feel good!

and maybe a lil pampering if I can squeeze it in...

A lil HAPPY FRIDAY funny nutty friend Justin again. CLASSIC.

OMG did anyone see the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" last night??? HOLY SH*T!!! That was NUTZ! I won't give anything away, but BEST finale EVER!!! 2 hrs-well worth it! Jaw dropping! I had totally forgot about it until Amy texted me asking if I was watching it---right then I ran into the bedroom & started it up!...Do you see the FEAR in this girl's eyes? That doesn't even come close to describing this horrific episode. I have to say that this is a MUST SEE, ASAP...even if you aren't a Grey's fan! ***I saved it on our DVR, I am sooo watching it again w/ Steve on Sunday when he comes home!

I'll leave you with of my favorite forever ago songs "We Didn't Start the Fire" ~Billy Joel~


Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye" Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbyeCHORUSWe didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight itJosef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, DacronDien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning teamDavy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, KhrushchevPrincess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, KerouacSputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball, Starkweather homicide, Children of ThalidomideBuddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, MafiaHula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and KennedyChubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land,Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion Lawrence of Arabia, British BeatlemaniaOle Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sexJ.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back againMoonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rockBegin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airlineAyatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicideForeign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie GoetzHypodermics on the shores, China's under martial lawRock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore We didn't start the fireIt was always burning since the world's been turning.We didn't start the fireBut when we are goneIt will still burn on, and on, and on, and on...We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fire...

May 20, 2010


Remember the "Anchor Away" nautical themed necklace I gave away? Well my lucky winner was Katelyne who lives in Canada. Unfortunately I learned that shipping something to Canada is VERY expensive, in my eyes at least. I had to inform Katelyne of this who graciously told me to go ahead & pick another winner. Soooo the necklace is still up for grabs! If you are located in the US that is! :) For those of you who tried to win it last time you will still be in the drawing! At the same time though I am going to give my other readers a few more days to try & win this cute accessory! All you gotta do is become a follower (see the right side of my page) & leave a comment on THIS blog entry w/ your contact info. That's it! GOOD LUCK!!!

FYI: Here is the original "Anchor Away" giveaway post!


Carrie: This is for you...G, T, L.....EW (Gym, Tan, Laundry.....Eyebrow Wax)

These were the guys that surrounded us @ the View Lounge in Providence 2 Saturday nights ago...WOW. This actually makes me really miss the guys in NOVA/DC all decked out in Abercrombie, American Eagle, Express & Pacific Sunwear! HA!

May 19, 2010


You know our next door neighbor Jay who is an Alaskan fisherman 1/2 the year? Well a few days ago he gave me these Alaskan king crab legs!!! I devoured this plateful last night in about 5 mins. As I ate them, I thought of you Mom. :) They were to die for!...Funny thing though, we don't have a "cracker" so I used my hand & a pot holder-I didn't care how I opened them-all I knew was I was getting that crab meat outta there!
(MMM MEAT: Natalie, Jamie & Lindsey)