Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Oh Sweet Lorraine

Have you heard about Fred Stobaugh's song remembering his wife of 75 years? If not grab a tissue and watch this video, the story is so adorable and touching. Plus with all the sad or bad things we hear about in the news, this story highlighting Green Shoe Studios' kindness and Fred's love for his wife. Hope you enjoy watching it.  


You can purchase "Oh Sweet Lorraine" on itunes here!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Sunday Currently

This week I'm linking up with Lauren for The Sunday Currently again. I am absolutely loving this link-up and hope you will too!

Currently...

Reading...
Relish by Daphne Oz. It's a lifestyle/cookbook and I've loved looking through it. So many great tips, tricks, and recipes! I'm looking for suggestions on books to read next though so please feel free to share your favorites below :)

Writing...
posts for the week, trying to get ahead of the game

Listening...
to Jay's Zoolander commentary...hilarious

Thinking...
about this week, lots of exciting things in the works!

Smelling...
a beach walk scented Yankee Candle...can't believe it's almost time for fall candles and scents

Wishing... 
the weekend wasn't almost over!

Hoping...
there's a good turnout at this week's Local Levo book club meeting

Wearing...
t-shirt and boxers

Loving...
how low-key today was. Just what Jay and I needed. 

Wanting... 
a hot cup of chai...yum 

Needing...
 nothing, feeling oh so content today.

Feeling...
relaxed

Clicking...
around to read everyone's Sunday Currently!

Hope you're all having a relaxing, laid back Sunday!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oops...

Oh hey remember that time I took three weeks off of blogging? Whoops! Totally didn't mean to but life sometimes interferes and well, I can't change it now right?

Anyway here's some updates:

- I finished "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling. If you haven't picked up a copy yet go grab one right now! I thought it was one of the best books I've read lately and can't wait to see what happens next for Cormoran Strike and Robin. 

- Been baking and cooking up a storm lately, here's some of my recent dishes:

Eggplant Involtini

Eclairs
- I've been spending a lot of time out in the sunshine enjoying Summer before it winds down, can't believe Fall is just around the corner!

I promise I'm back in blog mode and you can expect more regular postings on here now! Thank you for following along even during my impromptu blogging hiatus!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Sunday Currently

This week I'm linking up with Lauren for The Sunday Currently again. I am absolutely loving this link-up and hope you will too!

Currently...

Reading...
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling. I'm about half way through and really loving it! Also, if you're a member of Local Levo Boston it's the book choice for this month's book club so pick up a copy and get reading!

Writing...
coding notes 

Listening...
to Jay laughing as he watches Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Thinking...
about the spinach lasagna I'm having for dinner tonight, yum!

Smelling...
eucalyptus mint wallflower (love this scent! so fresh and clean)

Wishing... 
the weekend wasn't almost over!

Hoping...
once again that Jay's work schedule slows down (poor kid has worked over 120 hours in the last two weeks :/ )

Wearing...
black Land's End tube dress, soooo comfortable 

Loving...
the weather today! It's perfect, sunny but not too hot. 

Wanting... 
this neon pink hat. love it! 

Needing...
 to take a nap. It's definitely a lazy Sunday.

Feeling...
content.

Clicking...
around on the J.Crew Factory site. Today's the last day for 40% off everything! I'm loving thisthis, and this.

What are you up to today?
 
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Three Wishes

North East Bloggers

Today's prompt for the North East Bloggers Network blogging challenge is: If you had three wishes what would they be and why?

1)To figure out what my dream career is and pursue it. I'm kind of fumbling with what I'd like to do when I "grow up". Guess I'm really trying to find a sense of direction.
2) To have a happy, successful, financially secure and comfortable future with Jay 
3) Unlimited wishes! Because wouldn't we all wish for that if given the chance?

andddd because this song started playing in my head as soon as I read the prompt here's some Ray J to send you into the weekend!




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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Questions from A-Z: A Way to Get to Know Me!

I saw this alphabet survey of questions on Lauren's blog and thought it would be a fun way to answer today's prompt for the August Blogging Challenge. Feel free to answer it too or make your own post and participate in the North East Bloggers Network blogging challenge!


A: Attached or Single? Dating Jay, he's great and such a perfect match for me. I'm so lucky!

 old picture of us at a bruins game

B: Best Friend? Christina and Jay (yes, your boyfriend is allowed to be your best friend too)

C: Cake or pie? Pie. I'm really not a fan of cake, something to do with the texture I think.

D: Day of choice? Sunday 

E: Essential item? Longchamp bag...fits everything you need (with plenty of room for things you don't!) and manages to go with whatever you're wearing

F: Favorite color? Yellow! I love how cheerful and welcoming but still mellow it is (am I reading to much into a color? probably)

G: Gummy bears or worms? worms

H: Hometown? Buzzards Bay, MA

I: Favorite indulgence? French fries are my downfall. Or for a chocolate indulgence...oreo truffles yummm.

J: January or July? July! It's my birthday month so how could I not pick it really.

K: Kids? No, but I have a cute little cavachon pup Colby who is like my little baby.




L: Life isn’t complete without? Vanilla chai

M: Married? No

N: Number of brothers/sisters? Two younger sisters

 O: Oranges or Apples? Both! I love fruit.  

P: Phobias/Fears? Failure 

Q: Quotes? “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” - Audrey Hepburn

R: Reasons to smile? So many, I'm a lucky girl!
 
 
S: Season of choice? Autumn. Love that crisp fall air!
 
T: Tag 5 People.  No thanks. 

U: Unknown fact about me? I will only park in certain spots at the stores I visit most. I've been know to drive around until a spot opens up in my choice row or area. I know it's crazy but I have to do it. 

V: Vegetable? Cauliflower

W: Worst habit? Biting my nails. Trying to stop but not having much luck :/  

X: X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound

Y: Your favorite food? This changes wayyy too often. Right now it's probably this:

Spinach Lasagna!


Z: Zodiac sign? I'm the first day of Leo (July 23rd) but sometimes people try to tell me I'm a Cancer. I'm not really into astrology so either one is fine with me. 

So there it is, a-z answers about me!

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