Outfit Diary - Thrift Store Finds

Friday, August 21, 2015







Outfit Details:
Dress - Thrifted (Ambercrombie & Fitch)
Flip Flops - Clearance box at local Store
Glasses: Calvin Klein Collection

I did an outfit post! Amazing right?! I feel like it has been forever since you guys have seen me do an outfit post. Like I said I'm slowly getting back to what feels normal to me, and blogging has been such a big part of my life for the last 5 years, but for the last couple months it pretty much took everything I had to just get out of bed. I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet, and I know I've mentioned it in a few past posts that I was thinking about quitting. So many blogs that I loved are now gone and that was really discouraging. Doing this outfit post has really made me feel better about the choice I made to keep going.

 I'm surprised I felt so comfortable wearing this dress because it's sleeveless. I got made fun of a lot when I was younger, but growing up I wasn't bullied in school, my insecurities actually came from my family always making fun of my weight. People don't realize that those hurtful words can haunt you for a very long time, especially when it comes from your own mother. I'm a woman of almost 35 and I'm barely becoming comfortable in my own skin. I only have about 2 other blog posts that have my arms exposed, and even then I had very long hair covering my arms. I'm slowly getting use to the idea that my arms aren't hideous. I also like being able to wear cute tank tops without a cardigan, especially when it's hot out. This dress is so comfortable, and it's been really hot and humid. And did I mention that this dress was only $6?! Yup! I was randomly roaming a thrift store and found this gem! Thrift store win! I actually have gotten a few cute deals and hopefully I will be sharing them with you guys later!

Have a great weekend!
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;moving on.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Okay...this is one of those posts where you write it, and then re-write it like three more times. The first time I sat down to write this post, I was a little angry, so it ended up being more of a rant. My blog is definitely not a place for any rants. What I will share with you guys that at my last job The job from hell my co-workers (not all) were an acquired taste...to say the least. Not to mention that the leadership needed a little more life experience because they were very immature when it came to working with people. And I will stop there. Literally that quote defines how I felt working there...now moving on! I actually took a huge step and leap of faith and quite said job that made me absolutely miserable. I have to admit it was pretty hard because I had invested so much time there, and starting over isn't easy. The great part of all this craziness is that I get to move onto a career I've always wanted, and I couldn't ask for more. Eventually I will become a therapist, and this next step is in the right direction. Plus I will be working school hours, which means I will always have the same days off as my kids! I also get out of work when they are done school! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. I will finally have a career that is meaningful for me; where I actually make a difference. I also have a feeling that my new co-workers are pretty cool people.

Did I mention that this job will allow me to have a life? Goodbye long hours and never knowing if you're getting out of work on time. Hello to having hobbies again! I painted my nails for the first time in forever! This also means I can keep up with my blogging too! My other job had me so depressed, because I came home every night exhausted and defeated. I couldn't do anything, not even cook dinner. It felt like I was an absent mother.
Sorry I know my nails are little messy, but hey it's been a while.

In all honesty my last job made me feel awful. I tried moving to different positions, but never got them. All that disappointment and false hope was just a blessing in disguise. Even though it made me feel like I wasn't good enough, the truth is, is that the universe had bigger plans for me. I have to admit that I was starting to have my doubts, but seriously, almost out of the blue everything changed for the better. And if you're out there bummed about some part of your life that isn't going as planned, trust me, things will change...they always do.

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Gluten Free Cupcakes

Wednesday, August 12, 2015





Hey guys! I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! You know I've been going back and forth with the idea of blogging, but I have some awesome news! I'm changing my career path, and my new line of work actually gives me more time to have a life! I can't begin to tell you how stoked I am about leaving the sales/retail world, and starting on a path that has to do with my degree. Anyway, enough about me! I tried out these gluten free cupcakes!

First of all, please excuse the iPhone photography, I didn't have my DSLR handy. Now for the last couple months My wife and I have gone gluten free for allergy reasons. I only have a sensitivity, but I decided to join her so she doesn't feel alone. It's not really hard to cut things out of your diet nowadays, especially since every store has a gluten free section now. You can imagine how bad I want cakes and cupcakes. I usually don't like anything that's a substitute for something. I'm the kind of person that will just avoid things all together...until I found this box of deliciousness! I followed the directions and eureka! Cupcakes! They were super yummy! Thank you Pillsbury for saving my cupcake life! I recommend eating them while they are still a little warm..mmmm!

Do you have any yummy gluten free recipes you would to share?

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Currently

Friday, July 3, 2015

            Current Hair: Short!   

               So every few years or so I cut all my hair off. This year happens to be one of those years. It's absolutely liberating! My hair was pretty long in this post: Outfit Diary. I will most likely grow it back out a again...but not anytime soon! The funny part is that the girl who cut my hair totally screwed it up! The side that is longer is actually shorter than I wanted it. It's also not blended properly, but that's what I get for not wearing contacts when I got my hair cut. I couldn't see what she was doing! She even rushed me out of the chair and didn't dry my hair! I din't notice that she messed up until I got home and styled it. I'm never going back to her.

Current Quote...

Current Mood: Excited!
In less than a week I will be on vacation! I can't wait! Myself and the family will be going down to New Jersey to see everyone and have fun! We haven't been back since we moved back in January. There are a lot of things I want to do. Number one is go to the beach! I'm such a beach bum, and there really isn't a beach here in Vermont, just lakes. I can't wait to hear the crashing of waves and seagulls flying over head. I also can't wait to see my in-laws, family and friends! I'm looking forward to some good food too!

Current Movie: Inside Out
I'm a total sucker for Disney Pixar movies! I haven't seen this movie yet, but it is on my list of to do's. I love haw it's super colorful and Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling are in it! I love Mindy! I think it's cool that they made a movie like this. I know that sometimes I feel like my emotions don't get along, or are scheming against me. This movie just looks too cute. I also can't believe they got Lewis Black to be in it! He's one of my favorite comedians.

Current Book: My Own
I had to take a break from writing for a while. I had a wedding that I had to work at and let me tell you how much I had to do in all the editing of the pictures that I did. I did a photo booth at this wedding which added an extra 600 pictures...yay me! (sarcasm) So my book had to sit on the back burner this whole time. Now that I have my time back, I have to go back and read my book to remember where I left off. Of course during this short break I had a million ideas pop up in my brain, but I didn't write them down. Hopefully they will come back and flow into words.

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Current TV: OITNB
Have you seen Orange Is The New Black? not too long ago we watched the second season, so when we were done with that, we decided to re-watch the first season. I have to say that I was really disappointed in Piper this season. She got really weird, but I guess the writers wanted to portray how jail can change a person. I use to work in corrections, so I know it can make you get really weird. But enough about Piper, can we just talk about Stella (Ruby Rose) for a minute. I have never in my life have had such a huge celebrity crush until this hotness came around!  Seriously, Ruby Rose is my hall pass, my wife makes the cutest jealous face when I talk about her.

Anyway, I hope you all that live in the U.S. are having a great 4th of July weekend! I'll be working and counting down the days until my vacation! Only 4 more to go!


Cupcake Love

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Via The Berry
Via Fanpop
Via babble

Sometimes after a long day, it's just fun to look up recipes and pictures of pretty cupcakes.
Enjoy!





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TBH

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Not feeling the camera so I didn't look at it!

TBH....I really took this picture because I was curious what I look like from behind..haha!

TBH: To Be Honest

So I thought I switch things up a bit. Most people are doing throw backs on Thursday, but I would rather throw in some honesty stuff. I hold back a lot when it comes to posting how I really feel about certain things on the internet...but this is MY blog, right?

1. This shirt I'm wearing is now my favorite! I can't even tell you how much I love it!! It's soft and comfy, and that simple phrase literally defines me. My daughter saw it and was like: Oh my gosh mom! This is so you! I was very self conscious about this post. I see all these gorgeous people all over the internet and I'm like: Oh! I wanna corset train! or go on that fancy diet! To be honest, I've dieted a million times and I always end up at the weight I am. I'm the average chubby girl who is too fat to be skinny and to skinny to be fat. It's very annoying.

The shirt also reminds me of this Sponge Bob episode:


2. Facebook. I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate Facebook, but I do. I don't care about all the stupid crap that is happening, and most of it posted on Facebook is fake. When I go on Facebook I want to see what my family is up to, who is pregnant, who is getting married, and things like that. I don't want it flooded with political crap, religious stuff, and what celebrity did what. I hate that it has turned into such a disappointment. I will still go on because my family and friends are there, and they all live very far away and in other countries, It's a catch 22.

3. My age. Have I mentioned that I'm exactly 6 months away from turning 35? Halfway to 40! I don't know whether to panic or be excited that I have lived this long?! To be honest I'm totally frightened. I check for wrinkles and gray hair daily. I actually have two chin hairs I have to pluck! My wife is talking about having a baby, and I want to finally settle down and buy a house. The nomad life is coming to an end. How did time fly by so fast? I plan on doing a 40 before 40 list...but really?! When do midlife crisis' happen? I kind of feel one coming on, ha ha!

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great week and a great start to summer! We have a lot of fun stuff planned and I can't wait! 



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Currently

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Currently: Trying not to lose my mind!

Current mood: restless
Let's start this with the crazy dreams I've been having. I think they came on because I've been getting my fill of super hero movies, but these are crazy to the point where I am actually crying or screaming in my sleep. Last night, for example, I had a dream that I had morphed into a giant falcon and started to fly ferociously. Wind was picking up, and I could feel the power of my wings lifting me into the air. I started to screech, and as I started screeching I started to shake. Then I woke up to Jes shaking me awake. She said I was screaming and moving the bed. Apparently I took this dream very seriously. Of course I felt like I didn't get enough sleep, because who could get rested sleep after being a giant falcon.

Current movie: The Avengers
I literally can't get enough of these super heroes! Seriously though. I found out that Jes has never seen any super hero movies, so instead of divorcing her, I'm making her watch all them. She is actually impressed on how they all tie together. She really likes Iron Man and I hope we can get through all these movies! It's actually kind of exciting to watch them all over again, or least to have a reason to.

Current book: My own
Let me tell you how much of a roller coaster ride this book has been for me! I have been writing it for almost two years now. I have put a lot of love, sweat and tears into it. Now I'm at the point where all the action is getting added and I'm super excited when I'm writing. I'm hoping that it flows the way I want it to. I'm going to be spending a lot more time on getting it finished than I have in the past. I want my manuscript done and ready for submission and I hope it doesn't kill me in the process. I hope to be published in the next year or so. I'd really love to share it here with you guys someday to.

Current TV: Doctor Who
I know the new season hasn't started yet, but I seriously can't wait for it to come back on. I'm watching reruns of the last season just so I remember what happened. I also like to throw in some oldies from my favorite Doctor. I know you Whovians out there do it too! My favorite Doctor is number 9. Hearing him say Fantastic gives me chills! I wish he could have gone longer, but oh well. Oh! I ordered Tardis cupcake molds and I can't wait to get them here so I can make tardis' cupcakes and post about them!  

Current truth: Weight 
About 3 years ago I made this post Proud of my size and it felt great. Today I sit here and write this and feel horrible. During my short stay in Jersey I lost 30 lbs, and somehow gained it all back. I'm trying to stay positive, but it feels like I'm falling back into that mindset of negativity. My clothes fit just fine, but when I look in the mirror I feel very disappointed in myself. I really don't eat alot, and I practically starved myself when I lost all that weight. I really think this is the way my body wants to be. I'm tired of fighting this pointless fight anyway. I need to remember to love and forgive myself. Life is too short to be worrying about this nonsense. I do need to mention though, it doesn't help when you're married to someone who is the perfect size by society's standards.

Current hair: Brown
Did I mention My hair is brown?
I cut all my hair off and dyed it brown. In all honesty I hate it. I'm going to grow my hair long again and when this brown lightens, I'm going to add some purple undertones to it. Life is much more fun with color anyway.

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Loot Crate Review

Sunday, May 24, 2015








Have you heard of Loot Crate? Well I happened to stumble upon it while surfing along, and let me tell you how fantastic it is! Now it's not exactly a banana at a party, but it feels like Christmas when I go to my mailbox and I see this black box! This is my 3rd box (gasp! I didn't share the first 2!) and I totally hate that I didn't! The first box I received was an Agents of Shield theme, the second was Fantasy. Seriously I'm in just geekery heaven with all the goodies that they send you! 
I use to get nail polish in a box from Julep, and I shared that here and here, but this is way better in my opinion! This months theme is Unite. It's basically filled with super hero stuff. I love it! I just saw The Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, and this box had an Avengers decal, ice cube tray and marvel shoelaces. I can't wait to see what is in next months box!
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Mug Cakes

Monday, March 30, 2015

 

Sooooo...have you guys tried one of these yet?! Whenever myself, or someone in the house, wants a yummy treat, fast, we make one of these yummy mug cakes! There are recipes all over the internet, and of course on Pinterest. I highly recommend making one these babies if you are craving cake, but you don't feel like baking a whole cake. The process takes about 5 minutes. My only suggestion is letting it cool down for a few minutes, I have a habit of just jumping right in, and burning my tongue! If you have your own mug cake recipe please share!


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Where Did March Go?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Okay, so I feel like this month really got away from me! I have a lot of stress going on in my "real life" job, which is stealing me away from my blog and everything else! Not fun. Well aside from being super stressed out from work and other life drama, I got to be in a wedding! No I wasn't a bridesmaid or anything cool like that, but I was the officiant! I was so excited and honored to marry these crazy love birds!

So the first picture there is in Niagara Falls, we made a pit stop. That's my son on the bed. I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful it is! It was also mostly frozen. I'm also going to take a moment and apologize for not taking a bunch of pictures...shame on me! Normally if I'm not the photographer, I'm that annoying family member/friend who always has a camera in your face, but not this time. I was actually exhausted from the drive to Ohio from Vermont. I was also pretty nervous due to the fact that this was the first wedding where I was the officiant. I spent a lot of  time making sure I had the ceremony perfect, but here are a couple that I got with my iPhone and the last was taken with my real camera..ha ha. The picture of Amber and I making donuts is courtesy of my mother-in-law.





All the cups at the hotel had either mouths or mustaches and I got to help with the bouquets!

Amber and Kevin during the reception.

Amber showed me how to fill and ad icing to donuts.

My wife Jes and her brother Kevin the day after the wedding.


We had so much fun! I literally danced all night long. I can't wait to see them again! I hope things slow down a little bit around here, but I doubt it. I'm in the middle of mid-terms and it's crunch time for me. I'm hoping that I can get more blogging in soon...who knows!

Until next time!
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