Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Need To:

* go to the post office
* go to the gym
* clean edgewood
* apply for new jobs
* start a recycling program @ starbucks
* fill out insurance paperwork
* fight with u.e.
* take pictures of my jewelry
* figure love out
* save some money
* ride my bike
* go geocaching
* write a letter to the wootens
* forgive
* ask for forgiveness
* read more
* put away my clothes
* sleep more
* drink less coffee
* smile more
* make a decision
* make another decision
* figure out where i want to be

Damn that is a lot of stuff, good thing I have tomorrow off of work...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Oh. My Goodness.

Yesterday started off difficult. Very difficult
After dropping off 2 little boys at day care (1 of the boys screamed for 20 minutes outside of the class room) I went to Starbucks to get a Solo No Protein Chocolate smoothie. I saw that the manager there is the same as 2 years ago. That is cool. She is a really neat lady. I also so that one of the partners is a girl that had the same friends as me but her & I never really were close so I just avoided eye contact until my drink was ready.

I got ready & then went to the library I used to work at. It was so much fun being there! There was a huge remodel & a few staff changes. But still. I have pictures but they are on my camera which is upstairs.

After visiting the libraries I went over to see my lovely friend LiAnne & her son Felix. He is 2. I knew him when he was 4 months! He was so cute & flirted with me. We are going to get together later this week for a play date & I am going to bring Kael! That will be super fun.

I had to go to Target to pick up a few things & as I was turning a corner to see if there were Strawberry Fig Newtons, I gasped as I saw this:

I was on the phone with the Bearded Fella at the time & he said he would buy me something. What a sweet guy. He totally takes great care of me. I am so lucky. I got a shirt & a hat.

Before going to pick up the Smalls at daycare, I had to stop off at Sonic & get a treat to prepare myself for the evening.

I will not go into details about last night, but it was rough and I really need to work on how or if I am going to approach the parents about it.

In about 8 hours I will be leaving for this:
My Bearded Fella was able to get me & Brit some awesome tickets through one of his distributors ( & it came with a parking pass!) I am so excited! Thanks Love!

Ok, off to get the Smallest dressed & then we are going to Starbucks :) Yippee.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

These Things

praying for: my anxiety about the trip to CO
wearing: black shorts, floral tank, striped tank
working on: wish lists & to do lists
eating: nothing at the moment
dreaming of: visiting Florida soon!
realizing: I need to use my time better
impatiently waiting: to hug my dear friends in Colorado!
anticipating: a great day off with the fella
loving: the sun & cool breeze!
stalking: outdoorsy websites
feeling: good

Sunday, April 10, 2011



I bought this awesome bike:

It is a pink Schwinn Caliente! & I have an awesome helmet to go with it. Now if the weather would cooperate that would be super great.

I was telling a co worker how I cannot wait for warmer weather so that I can ride to work & he was like "really? you are going to ride to work? won't you be tired? our job is stressfull. are you sure you want to do that?" I was a bit taken back by all of this. I mean does he think I cannot handle it? I replied something along the lines "I biked nearly everyday in Colorado at a higher elevation, with hills, sometimes longer distances. This job is only stressful if you let it be ( to me my co workers are what stress me out ), That exercise releases endorphins & I always feel good after a work out"



This Thursday is Trenton Thunder season home opener! Tim & I are going! Yay! & it is Thirsty Thursday - Yay!

(taken last year @ a Thunder game on Thirsty Thursday!)


Chris is getting married in less than 2 months. I cannot even explain how I feel about this!


This time next month I will be in Colorado. It will be 2 months short of 2 years that I left Colorado to have a future with JRY. I think that is crazy. My time in NJ has been nothing that I expected. So many ups & downs. I will be in Colorado for mostly business but will try my best to fit some pleasure in. I am for sure going to a Rockies game with the lovely Britany! I. Cannot. Wait.

I wish I could stay in Colorado longer but I really cannot miss more work than that (especially the tips!)

( taken a week before I left Colorado @ a Rockies game)


Sassy aka Sasser Frassers aka Old Lady passed away :( I loved her so much. Super sad.

(taken when Tim & I drove to Maine last June *sigh*)


I really want to be a better blogger. There are a few bloggers out that that are totally making my days & are super cool & encourage me to be a better blogger!

To Name a Few:

Megan over at Sentimental Heart
Elise over at Elise Blaha
Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet
Jenna over at Eat,Live,Run
Michelle over at Oh, Mishka

I have more thoughts on number Six but for now I need to make some dinner & get to work! I will be back later - yay for pre closing on Sundays! Which means I am done at NINE! Woo Hoo!


Sunday, March 06, 2011

Woooo Weeee

Well it has a been at least a week! That is fine with me (I think) :)

To get my juices flowing I am going to do this little ditty via Amy over at Creating Myself ( & she got it from a different blog!)

praying for: peace in my life/heart/mind (not such a small thing!)
wearing: jeans/converse/ls lavender shirt/ white&grey striped cardi
working on: uploading pictures from the tennis match & from my 30 Days of Lists
eating: nothing (but a iced grande caramel machiatto is sitting on the table!)
dreaming of: warm f*ck*** weather!
realizing: I should not have sort of written that word (hee hee)
impatiently waiting: to have a job I love & to be proud of who I am
anticipating: the Army Wives season premiere tonight!!!
loving: iced caramel machiatto's & good tv
stalking: etsy
feeling: mad @ the rain but excited that Target finally restocked a pair of tights I have been wanting forever! Yay!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Katrina over @ Pics, Pages & Purls tagged me for the Stylish Blogger Award (that was nice of her!)

Katrina & I met at Camp Red Cloud in 2000- something... seesh I cannot remember, 2005 I think! :) And I like to think we have a special connection. I was with her when she met her husband, Rick, for the first time! Yay! So there is that :)

& Here are 7 things About Me:

1. I love to be outside - riding bikes, geocaching, hiking, snow shoeing - Love it all! I cannot wait for the warmer weather! So close!
2. As you know from my blog, I also love to dress up! I like how I am a little bit of outdoorsy & a little bit girly :)
3. I enjoy going to thrift stores.
4. My top 3 dream jobs: librarian, park ranger, working with at risk teens.
5. Everyday I miss my old jobs (UIH, Library), I miss Colorado, I miss the Wootens & the Barnes, I dream of moving from New Jersey - away from the memories.
6. Tomorrow I get to see my most favorite athlete EVER, Pete Sampras, & I am in shock that it is actually happening.
7. I want to have a mini Academy Awards party tonight :)


Thanks Katrina for thinking of me! I miss you!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wardrobe Challenge - Skirt 13

White Shirt - Target (I love their tissue t's), Black Dress - Old Navy, Blue Sweater - Old Navy, Black Boots - Target (via my Fella)

On Thursday I had an interview. It was not an interview for a job that I truly desire, or for a job that I got a degree in. But it is a job that I have experience in (albeit 8 years ago), it is a job that I can move up in, it is a job that offers awesome health insurance (even if you are part time!), it is a job that gives raises every 6 months.

Right after the interview I was offered the job. My first day is Tuesday. Horray!

I can either work part time & still collect unemployment & work on From Alaska With Love or I can work full time. I have until March to figure out which one I want to do.

I am lucky to be working with people I know, with people I have become good friends with, with people who have served me & know that I am a good person :)

I am lucky that I know people in other locations who have worked at this company & who have had good things to say about it.

I know it will be difficult at first because this job has nothing to do with my degree & at first the pay is going to be ok. But if I grow in the company that will take care of itself, if I promote my business more & expand what I make - that will help supplement my income.

The way I see it, if I enjoy my job, if I wake up & am glad to be going to my job then that is all that matters.

So I am just going to take it one day at a time.

*** This post is vague because I am waiting for a few people to return my calls - so that I can tell them more about this! AHEM - Britany! Call Me!!!! Love, You!***

Wardrobe Challenge - Skirt 12

Well Hello There :)

I hope you are all doing well & enjoying your weekend so far.

I wore this on Wednesday when the Fella & I 'celebrated' Valentines Day. I say celebrated in quotation marks because I do not really celebrate it. I like giving gifts (& getting gifts too - haha) but I have nothing against the day. I am not one who is soooo super in love with the day & I am not one who hates it & says things like "single awareness day" or "it is a glorified Hallmark holiday".

Anyway --- the outfit details! :)
Pink Sweater - F21Online (last year), White T- Target (clearance rack), Awesome Necklace (F21Store (just the other day), Pretty Skirt (Talbots via thrift store), Brown Boots - F21Online

I have to say I am SO tired of wearing boots! Yesterday when the weather was in the 60's I opened the windows in the Fellas room & took a nap. I am sure I should have enjoyed the weather while I could, but I knew it was going to get cold again & the back & forth weather gets me sick. As it was I had a headache A L L .F L I P P I N. D A Y. Terrible.

It hurt to work out too. The one time I am glad Bob & Jillian are not my personal trainers bc they would have yelled at me to work through the pain! Ohhhh by the way, I got a tweet from Bob last week! It was pretty awesome! He is so handsome :)

I went & stayed in Trenton last night & an hour or so before going to bed I took some liquid IB Profin & that finally knocked my headache out. Yay! It was my 4th dose that day. Ugh.

When I did leave the house yesterday I wore light layers & my converse low tops (I love them!) so that was nice. Today it is super windy (my windows were shaking all night!) so I am back to wearing my boots again. I cannot really complain it is still February. What did I expect?!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Currently sitting at the 'Bucks until the fella is off work ( 49 more minutes!) He had to work super late last night & go into work early - thank goodness today is his Friday.

So, I thought my Valentines gift were the tickets to the tennis match but the fella had something else up his sleeve:

A New Phone! Can you believe it? I am cracking up in my head bc first I got my netbook (I paid him back), then I got the DS last Valentines Day, then I got the Kindle for Christmas, & now I have the phone - can you tell my fella is a tech-o? :)

He also ordered me this pretty purple case for it (GO ROCKIES!)

I am still getting used to it but it is pretty darn fun! :)

I have not worn skirts in a few days - too cold or I just go back home after dropping Tim at work. Tomorrow is the day the fella & I will festivize today - so I will wear a skirt tomorrow. A really pretty one too! I need to iron it though.

I have 2 interviews this week - Thursday & Friday.

I really need to catch up on sewing stuff. I just really do not like being at my house in Trenton. Boo. I know that is a mind over matter type of thing. It is just not home for me. I want to be somewhere else.

2 weeks from today is the tennis match - YIPPEE!

I do not know what we are going to have for dinner. I will have the fella decide.

Ramble. Ramble. Ramble.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Make it Look Good :)

So now that I have an Etsy shop & that I want to work for myself at least part time I am interested in using my blog as a means for my products.

It is not that I am bad at html & all of that it is just simply that I do not know where to start!

I am so excited that Justine @ A New Beginning is giving away a chance for her help with a blog! I would love a better blog look! :) & I think that it would be a great addition to getting my business noticed :)

I hope the Random Number Generator picks me!!!

What Is In My Bag

I got this bag a couple of weeks ago & I love it! It is actually a Kelty Camp Carton but it is exactly what I was looking for (& I was looking for awhile) I use this bag as my carry-all bag.

When I go into stores I take out this little bag (it goes in my Kelty bag) it is a Coach bag that I found at a thrift store! Hey there! Love it. I hate lugging big bags everywhere so this is pretty great.

Ok now for the fun stuff (if you think it is fun)

Top L-R:
Moleskine blank journal, Moleskine monthly calender, Pen Pal stuff, FromAlaska stuff to be mailed
Bottom L-R:
Aveeno hand lotion, lock for gym locker, Ipod, Pencil pouch, Camera bag, Wallet, Magazine, Kindle holder (I made it!) with Kindle in it.

Pretty simple :)

Wardrobe Challenge - Skirt 11

Ok so this is a dress but it still counts :)

I love this dress.

I got this dress from Old Navy the end of the summer. It is so comfy & cute. Oh & it was 4 dollars! Heck yes! I love layering it.

Sweater - F21Online, Dress - OldNavy, LS Pink Shirt - Target via Goodwill (it was brand new! & get this it is a XS maternity shirt* -so funny!), Boots - Target via the Fella :), Tights - Target

Monday night is Friday for the Fella (he has off Tue,Wed) So we went to Triumph in Princeton. So much fun :)

The Fella treated me to a Pomegranate Martini

It tasted like candy - yum!

The Fella got a sampler. Also yummy :)

*no I am not pregnant

Monday, February 07, 2011

It Is For Real People! :)

*this is a reenactment*
We got our tickets to the tennis match!!! Ohhhh you probably do not know what I am talking about...

Back in October (a few days before my birthday) I saw a commercial for this:

I dug my nails into the fellas arm & said "I MUST go to that"
I mean, there was no way that I would not be going. It is a 45 minute train ride. The train goes directly to Madison Square Garden.

Pete Sampras is my tennis hero. He is so amazing & I love him :) (sorry bearded fella, it is true)

So now I just wait another 21 days... *sigh*

Here is a funny outtake of the pictures the fella took (he is not very good with the camera...)
LOL. This is so funny!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Stocking Up

Apparently there was supposed to be this massive 2 day wintry mix ice storm happening here in NJ.

Just in case it actually did get bad , the Fella & I got some stuff to 'hold us over' (we had plenty of stuff to make it through) but we got some treats anyway:

Also, I do not think us NJians were too worried because there was plenty of milk...

This was the sky on the way to PA a few days ago - super pretty!

Wardrobe Challege - Skirt 10

I really liked my outfit this day. I was super warm & I felt super cute :)

Sweater -F21Store, LS Black Shirt- Target, Necklace - From the Fella

Skirt - AE Clearance (apparently a lot of people have this skirt - AH!), Leggings - F21Store (this leggings are so flipping comfortable & warm!), Boots - Target via the Fella :)

The Fella wanted to make an appearance :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wardrobe Challenge - Skirt 8

I still have yet to figure out a good way to take pictures of myself. :) But I do not claim to be a professional. This is just a fun little thing to do on my blog. So please leave all negativity & criticism for your own blog, thank you.

After 2 days of laying around Tim's apartment (seriously, on Tuesday we just rested thinking 'oh we can go out & do things on Wednesday... however the weather had other plans & we only left the apartment 1 time each day) Anyway, I decided to put on a bit of color :)

I picked this skirt up @ the thrift store (of course!) & super duper love it! It is very versatile & it fit really well.

After Tim was off work we went out for drinks @ a hotel bar. It was pretty nice & quiet. I love when I can talk to the person sitting next to me with out having to raise my voice. I had a Bailey's & Coffee. It was pretty yummy.

The hotel has this neat bar area. Each little booth had its own tv. So I got to see some of the Australian Open. It was pretty comfortable too.

This guy who was working there reminded me & Tim of Zach Galifianakis. Do you agree?

The bartender was nice enough to take a picture of us. :)

(skirt: thrifted, boots: F21online, tank: F21store, cardigan: Old Navy)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yogi Trail Mix Bars

(work out clothes & heart apron)

I so love Jenna's blog Eat,Live,Run. Jenna is a great writer & I love reading her blog & getting food ideas & seeing her messy kitchen :)

She posted about a week ago about these trail mix bars. It definitely is more cost effective than buying my favorite granola bars so the other day I went shopping to get supplies & last night I made the bars.

*I think 1 cup of honey made it too sweet, so next time, I will be using 1/2 cup of honey. They are delicious & so easy to make! *

Yogi Trail Mix Bars

makes about 16 bars

1 cup honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4th tsp salt

2 T granulated sugar

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup dried cherries, cranberries or berry blend (I used a blend of dried cherries, raspberries and currants)

Combine the honey, vanilla, salt, sugar and peanut butter in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about four minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except for chocolate chips. Pour the boiling honey mixture over the oat mixture and toss well. Finally, add the chocolate chips and fold together (being careful not to overmix and melt the chocolate).

Press mixture into a greased nine inch pan and pat down with wet hands. Chill in fridge for an hour, or until firm, before cutting into bars.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hey There, Hi There, Ho There

September 2010

Hello There Blog Land :)

It has been a few days, eh? I have been doing my best to stay warm. I woke up the other day & it was 1 degree! I did not feel like wearing a skirt. & then I kept putting on my jeans, wool socks, & fuzzy boots.

Today I saw that it was 35 degrees & I put on my skirt & tights & then I looked outside... 2 feet of snow! I knew I would have to climb through mountains of snow, so I changed into jeans, wool socks, & fuzzy boots. :) Which was a good thing because my boots soon filled with about a shovel full of snow!

It is so pretty out!

(I need to go home & do laundry) & (I really should work on Etsy stuff) & (Do some reading) & (some knitting too!)

Anyway... I may be going somewhere in May to help out some friends & it is pretty exciting for me but it not 'official' yet so I am not going to write about it yet.

Right now I am wishing for Florida though & these sweet people:
(January 2008 - I cannot believe that was a year ago... oh the sadness)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Helloooo JCrew!

Tuesday evening Tim & I found a thrift store (Goodwill) it is actually really close to Neil & Amber's. Almost everything there is 7.99. Also, almost everything there is a very nice brand. So I could not pass up this awesome BRAND NEW J Crew sweater! It is so pretty! I also got another really pretty J Crew BRAND NEW sweater. Looooove It! :)

(Pictures take in a Target dressing room )

Sweater - Thrifted J Crew, Scarf- Wal Mart (a couple years ago!), Jeans - Old Navy (couple years ago), T Shirt - Big Lots Mod Tee, Boots - F21Online