Friday, November 28, 2008
I have to give my aunt a ton of credit. She has hosted Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and makes it special every year. We have a big family and being an only child, it's nice to have my cousins to bond with around the holidays. There is always a sense of togetherness and I appreciate that she brings us together every year.
Reflecting on the past year, I have a lot to be thankful for. I married the most wonderful man, who is so good to me. It may sound corny, but I do feel blessed and lucky to have him in my life. I have the best mother who would do anything for me, as I would for her. I have great friends who I can trust and have so many good times with. Last but not least, I am thankful that no matter hard things get (and we all know they do), somehow, someway - things have a way of working themselves out.
Here are some pics from Thanksgiving:
Ready for dinner
My cousin Melissa and her son Luke
My cousin Kris' daughter Avery
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I love this bag. I love the shape, design, colors, size…everything! I must admit that bags are my one weakness. Here are some pics of it:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, I taught skating and then went to dinner right from the rink with Geof, my mom and our friend Cory. We had pizza at Pinocchio’s. It is so good there. Geof and I went home and our friend Kelly came over and the three of us went to see Twilight. It was very good. The younger girls in the theater were screaming when Edward came on screen. After the movie we went home and Kel stayed over and we watched Closer. It was pretty good.
Sunday, Kel and I went shopping at King of Prussia. The mall was all decked out for the holidays and it started to get me in the Christmas spirit. Because of the economy, there were a ton of sales. I didn’t go nuts though and that it a good thing. I will probably make one more trip up there between now and Christmas. That place gets crazy around the holidays.
That’s all for now!
Friday, November 21, 2008
The movie is offically out for Twilight and I plan on seeing it Saturday night. I better get tickets today, because I'm fairly certain it will sell out.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Bobbi Brown – Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss
It is the perfect shade of pink/mauve and would compliment most skin tones. I get compliments almost every time I wear it and it is not sticky like some other brands.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
This is so inexpensive and would make the perfect stocking stuffer. It has been around forever and my grandmother even used it when I was little. I use this every night before bed and it keep my lips so hydrated and soft.
Jessica Simpson – Fancy
This is her latest addition to her perfume collection. It smells absolutely wonderful and I love it. It is light with touches of floral and fruit.
If you read my blog, you can tell by now that I love these books. The set would make a perfect gift for any book lover on your list. The whole series is now sold in a complete set, just in time for the holidays.
This bag is so great. It looks cute and fashionable and holds a ton of things, especially if you’re an over-packer like me. This is the design that I have (Java Blue), but there are a ton of others that are very nice.
I love all Yankee Candles, but around the holidays I especially love this one. It has the scent of a warm hearth and candied fruits. I have tried so many candles and Yankee beats out all the rest. They are slow and even burning, fill the house with fragrance and come in many sizes.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It is finally here and the movie will be out in 3 short days. I am almost done the third book and hoped to have all four finished before I saw the movie. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen. I am really excited to see how the movie turns out compared to the book. It is still fresh in my mind since I just started the series in the beginning of October.
I can’t believe how the series has caught on with people (mainly ladies) of all ages. Every time I watch the news or one of the entertainment shows, I see them talking about the movie and all of the hype surrounding the actors. I must admit, I am Team Edward all the way and do not mind seeing Robert Pattinson splashed across the TV, internet and pages of magazines.
My friends and I have all read, or are reading the series and most agree that they did a good job casting Edward. This may sound funny, but I’m glad that I have never seen Robert Pattinson in any other movies before this. I don’t want to picture him as anything other than Edward. I also love his British accent in the interviews that I’ve heard!
It is now on the way back to the warehouse in Florida and I need to start the process all over again. The only positive coming out of all this is that I received a 25% off coupon in the mail and I plan to “return” the bag I never got and reorder it and use the coupon. I am trying to look at the positive and say that it’s a blessing in disguise since I can use the coupon now.
Hopefully this goes off without a hitch!
Monday, November 17, 2008
This past weekend we had two weddings to attend, one Saturday and one Sunday. The first one was for my friend Rich and his new wife Patty. He has been my friend since high school and it was great seeing him tie the knot. The reception was held in Lambertville, NJ. at The Inn at Lambertville Station. It was a small reception with about 60 guests, but it made it cozy and personal. They were both looked so happy and I wish them a many years of wonderful marriage. I forgot my camera, so I took a couple bad pics with my blackberry.
The second wedding was for my great friends Colleen and Donald. Colleen is someone that I work with and became very close to through the years. She was a maid of honor in my wedding and she means a lot to me. I can talk to her about anything and she knows me so well. Donald is also a great friend and I was so excited to share in their special day. Colleen looked stunning and did a fantastic job on the wedding. It was at The Carriage House is Galloway, NJ. and it was lovely. From the favors to the flowers, everything was absolutely gorgeous! They are wonderful people and I wish them nothing but the best in the years to come.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Since Sex and the City, it seems they have been trying to make a successful show similar to it on network television and it just isn't working.
Here is the link to the article on the cancellation: http://tv.yahoo.com/show/39086/news/urn:newsml:tv.ap.org:20081113:tv_lipstick_and_enemy__ER:82998
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Okay, back to Kyle. I got to meet him after one of the games in ’06 and he was so nice. I wish by some miracle he could come back to the Sixers. There are a lot of guys that play professional sports that aren’t very nice. He was a great role model in Philly and did a lot of charity work. Last night when the game was finished (the Jazz won), Kyle went over to his old team and joined them in the huddle. I thought that was very cool of him.
I’ll stop gushing now! Here is a pic from the night I met him:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I know some people hate the Saw movies due to the gore factor. Once you get past that, I love the mystery and suspense element of it. I am hoping they make one more and I get some answers left open from the third movie. I will again have to wait until next year around this time to see what's next!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We parked in the Novacare lot and tailgated for awhile, walked around and then went into the park. We watched the parade and ceremony at the Linc from inside and then the players and management came into the park to celebrate and give their speeches.
It was a long, but great day. I still cannot believe they won!