Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pinning it up!!!

So yeah, here's what I've been pinning lately - especially in anticipation of Christmas!!

Cute look - we don't do formal in my family for holidays :)

love cream and red for holiday outfits

And these nails are adorbs - I think I can recreate them with out the reindeer though -

Christmas Nail art. #Christmasnails #Christmasnailart #nailart #nails

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Where have you been?

Surviving ( barely) my first year of being a working mama.
 Being a working Mother is like belonging to an elite club of woman who just have the ability to get shit done. Its hard and it has its ips amd dpwms but for the most part Im doing the damn thing.

My little man is the love of my life. I love this little boy more then words can express and I thank God every day for him. He and my husband are mu world. And Im so blessed.

I go to work everyday - I'm a Quality Control Analyst which is very challenged and I love that I'm constantly pushing myself. I am also a Stella and Dot Stylist, which allows me to be creative and play dress up.

But I have a long way to go, I've recently turned 30 and I have 180 lbs. to lose. I'm not being the best version of me

But Ive got the best reason to be. So I'm just going to pick up right where I left off.....

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Meet Harris Carter :)

Harris Carter was born on March 2, 2012 and he his the love our lives. Just like while he was in utero, hes a pretty chill baby. Look at that face
Yesterday he turned 3 months old, and these three months have been the best thus far. Sure a baby brings changes into a lifestyle or marriage and while they maybe hard at first its for the better.
(please dont mind my messy coffee table)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

a year(ish) ago today....

Last year on Superbowl Sunday, I watched my beloved Steelers get the beatdown from the Packers. My inlaws had a huge superbowl party, so E and I went there. The superbowl was on Febuary 6th, and my birthday being the next day the 7th, and with the tragic game and all I decided to indulge in some wine, bosnian smoked meats and for dessert baklava and absinthe. I had no year or idea how the year was going to go.
So I wanted to do a little review, since I spent 3/4ths of the last year pregnant, and I want to always remember this amazing time in our life.

I saw this on it’s all happening and decided it would be fun to do this year and maybe in years to come too.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Alot! Ran a 5K, went to Mexico, and carried a baby.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I did well and hope to do well this year with my goals.

3. Did anyone close to you have a child? Well....we got pregnant :)

4. Did anyone close to you die? No Thank God.

5. Where did you travel? Actually we went a few places this year. Mexico, Detroit, New York City and Harrisburg.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? I want to see my family more, and try to be more relaxed.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory? I have a long list.
March 10th - deciding to run a 5K
June 25th - running said 5k
June 26th  to July 2nd - Mexico
July 5th - learning we were expecting.
October 10th - finding out we were having a boy.
Nov 25th - our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was just us, low key and perfect. We had really yummy leftovers and watched Christmas movies.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting pregnant, Running my 5k and being recognized at work.

9. What was your biggest failure? I didnt do quite as well in some areas that I thought I would.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope.

11. What was the best thing you bought? The materials to re do our bathroom.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My husband, hes been my rock.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I can be douchey at times. and Kim Kardashian.

17.What song will always remind you of 2011? Moves like Jagger
18. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder?b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

a) happier

b) fatter - 36 weeks pregnant here!

c) richer ( thank god!)

17. What do you wish you’d done more of? Celebrated the Holidays more.

18. What do you wish you’d done less of? Complain.

19. Did you fall in love in 2011? Yes, I fell inlove with the baby in my belly and my husband all over again.

20.  Favorite TV show?  I have a few - True Blood, Gossip Girl, Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland and almost anything on Bravo.

21. What was the best book you read? The Help!

22. What was your greatest musical discovery?  I re-discovered the beatles of the later years.

23. What was your favorite film of this year?  Id say the Girl with the dragon tattoo,

24. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Turned 28 and I was at work, morning the loss of the Steelers. .

25.. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? My style was at a stand still. I was trying to make what I have work with my growing belly and I did. Im looking forward ( and currently saving ) to do a big wardrobe hall this spring. New after baby body - which will be a work in progress and returning to work as a working mom and turning 29....kind of excited to see my look evolve.

26. What kept you sane? My husband and xanax pre baby.

27. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Kate Middleton. Love. and Oprah Winfrey.

28.. What political issue stirred you the most? Nothing really stirred me per se.
29. Who was the best new person you met? Mmmm. I have a new favorite co-worker.

30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in the past  year: Ive learned that you only live once, and that you should try to live your best life. And try to see things the way others are seeing them. Be kind. Love too. Live in the moment, and while you cant control what happens, you can control how you act.