Monday, October 28, 2013

Crafting with the gals

Halloween is normally my favorite holiday, for some reason this year I wasn't feeling it 100%.
We decided to skip having a Halloween party, and I am kinda glad to be skipping the costume part.
I had 3 of my gal pals over for a night of pumpkin crafting. Total brain fart and forgot to bust out the cute Halloween wine cups I bought, but we didn't forget the wine and that's the important part.

My little helper....
The finished product of my fake pumpkin
Happy Monday

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I am still wishing it was Saturday.... where I was getting pampered with a mani/pedi with my 2 favorite girls, sipping our mimosas.
Another highlight of my weekend was watching my favorite boys on the ice at Staples!
I am already counting down to our next game.
And Sunday? Pure perfection. Relaxing and errands.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Orange, Yellow, Blue and Pink!!

This past weekend was one for the books! I had such a great weekend that being at work today is quite sad!! 

Saturday, my closest gal pals and I joined the Color Run fun in the city nearby. We started the morning with Starbucks and then made our way downtown. 
A reminder how blessed we are to live near this view.
The before shot.

The run was fun, having girl time is never a bad thing. I just thought they could have made it better by having more color stations or doing it a different way. There were only 4 "stations" where you would run thru an area where a bunch of kids threw/squirted you with the powder paint. 

Happy Monday girls.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Medium Experience

I am sure most of you have watched "Long Island Medium" with Theresa Caputo on TLC. Watching her shows has made me long for that connection with my mom who has passed. One day while watching and crying my eyes out, I decided to do some research on local "mediums".
I found one about 25 minutes away, called her, and had a weird conversation with her. She asked who the young man was stepping forward....ummm... I have no idea... that killed it for me and immediately was over her.
Called the second one who had way more reviews but was just a tad further, and felt way more comfortable speaking with her on the phone. I decided to just go for it. I made an appointment for the following day.
While I was driving there, I was nervous. I had a hundred thoughts running thru my head. I have never been that person who has "felt" my mom's presence, but 100% I felt my mom in the car with me while I was driving there. That alone was such an amazing feeling for me.
Pulled up, knocked on her door, and in I went. She had me sign a piece of paper in the kitchen saying that I released our time together if she wanted to share it. While I was filling it out, she said, a woman is stepping forward, is this your mother? Tears filled my eyes and I knew I was in the right place.
I do need to listen to the tape again  because there is so much being said but a lot of it goes over your head and I only remember certain things. You know how Theresa does the weird lip smacking thing when shes nervous or connecting with those crossed over? Well this lady did this weird thing with her eyes, where they kind of shook.
She knew my mom had been passed for a good amount of time. Almost 14 years. As she spoke, I felt like I couldn't breath. I wanted time to freeze. I wanted nothing more for it to be real. She felt her breast area and asked if it was cancer.
She had me write out 10 questions before I came that I wanted answered to validate what she said.
Do I feel they were all answered? Not really but a few were big ones...
My dad had given my mom a gold diamond necklace when I was born, she wore it almost every single day. I now have said necklace, and I brought it with me. I tucked it in my pocket, and wanted nothing more than for her to mention the necklace. And she did.
I was very careful to not give her too much information, and for her to just control the conversation. I have always thought my mom and aunt (who is also passed) visit me in hummingbird form. Whenever I am in the backyard and see them, I always say Hi mom or just smile knowing its them.
I again wanted her to mention this. And she did. She asked if I feel my mother in a bird form. Didn't specifically say hummingbird but I was pleased with her mentioning it.
One of my questions was about my husband. She said my mom thought he was cute. Said she was proud of me.  She also answered a personal question about something in our future, time will tell on that one.
When I left, I left confused. I felt like I needed time to process it. There were things she said that were amazing to me, and other things that made no sense.
Was it worth the $140? ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY.
Every dollar was worth it.
I can only hope it was real. But I wanted more. I wanted her back.
Guess it's time for me to re-listen to the tape and see how I feel and if I get anything new from it.
Sorry this was so long and a little all over the place.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Think Pink

I love October for many reasons, Halloween, fall weather, but also because it's Breast Cancer awareness month.
My mom had breast cancer and ultimately left this world from it, so I am all about raising money and hoping a cure is found.
I offered this Origami Owl locket to my friends and family at a discounted price because I love the look and idea of it. For any of my readers, it's $40. Let me know if you would like one.
I found this shirt on Ellen DeGeneres's website today, for $8, I had to have it.
Loving these hair ties on etsy
Loving this scarf
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What I have my Eye on...

Ever since I started working out again, I am obsessed with workout shoes.I am constantly seeing a new pair that I have to have!!
My latest want...
Not sure I want to spend $85+ though... gonna keep my eyes on them!

Another cute pair I saw at Macy's...

My husband, who is always working so hard on our house.

My new desk. I am so excited to have a place to write out cards, work on my Origami lockets, and whatever else my heart desires. Thanks to Target for this find!

Sunrises. From our driveway. What a way to start the day. 

Lastly, my favorite Frap!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Closet Fun

Since we my husband has been working so hard on our house, we decided to modernize as much as we could. I am not going to lie, I have a little bit of a hoarding problem, I don't like to throw or give things away. But none of its junk, don't worry!!
Thanks to Lowes, we found these great closet organizers made by Rubbermaid.
For $100 bucks, you can go from closet craziness to complete cleanness!
We are currently using all 3 bedroom closets in our house (yes, we have a lot of clothes apparently!)  but here is our master closet. I love it!! We just had all the walls re-mudded and smoothed out, painted. and new doors and hardware installed. Now we just need new closet doors and we're set!
I love seeing my favorite sandals!! So much better than stacking them on the floor.
And lastly, for good humor... a picture of me and my husband in 8th grade!
Is it Friday yet?!