Whats Up Wednesday

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1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Tonight we’re trying this Taco Pizza. I have been literally making every crackpot recipe I can find lately though. I don’t know about everyone else, but the last thing I want to do is cook when i get home from work.

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
This time of year always seems like the most hectic with the best activities. There is always so much to reminisce about. The halloween parties that we go to every year, the weddings that we have attended that were the best time. Our yearly Salem trips. My ‘on this day’ on Facebook lately has had so much stuff to look back on!

3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
EVERYTHING!

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
This month was so busy for us. Bobby went salmon fishing. I went wedding dress shopping. We did basic fall things. Had many dog park trips.

5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Not anything at the moment! 🙂

6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I have a long list of holiday prep going on.. I have Halloween baking to do for the two parties we have Saturday, just started creating the Christmas dinner menu, I want to get our christmas shopping completed by the end of next month, trying to decide if we will send out christmas cards since our save the dates will go out shortly after the holidays, and to start making a packing list for New York City for thanksgiving week.

7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
All of the fun things in the next two months of HOLIDAYS! I am really excited to spend Thanksgiving in NYC. It was a bucket list item of my Gramps and it gives me some type of comfort knowing that he is watching us do the things he loved and wanted to do but was to sick. I decided to do my ornament swap again this year so i’m really excited for that. We are hosting our first christmas which is exciting! And we are getting ready to buy a new couch! So much fun things happening around these parts.

8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
I’m almost done with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – so far it is a great read… watching the usual Grey’s, This is Us, Law & Order: SVU.

9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Russell Dickerson – his new album is perfect!

10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Because we are going away for Thanksgiving I wanted to get myself a few new tops. I recently picked up a few fall things to pack with me.

11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We have two Halloween parties this weekend! We may try to fit in going another fun activity Friday night as well.

12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
NYC! We have such a great agenda. I only wish that the tree would be lit up when we go but my FAVORITE part of the city during the holidays are the window displays. Also Bobby and I are sneaking away form the family for a bit on Friday

13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Not a whole lot! 🙂

Bonus question this month:  What is your favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?
Hmmm. this is a hard one.. I would say turnip & carrots. my dad makes this dish every year and its one thing I miss if I don’t spend Thanksgiving with them.

 

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday Friends! 

The past weekend started out with our Friday being one to be so excited for! It was the start of our official wedding countdown. 1 year to go!

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We headed out to dinner at a place we have been wanting to try because they’re have been such great reviews from everyone around town. Its a local middle eastern place called Habibis Middle Eastern Kitchen. Guy’s I’m telling you this place is so freaking good. The hummus was out of this world. If you’re ever in the North Attleboro area check it out.

Saturday is our day to run errands and get stuff done. Ya know normal adulting things. We met up with some friends at the dog park with Lola girl then got lunch at another on of our favorite spots. After running around all day we decided to stay in for the night. Which I was totally okay with because we will be out at Halloween parties this coming weekend and there was a new Hallmark movie on! and it meant I could get Lola girl snuggles all night. I love my girl so much!

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Sunday was an anticipated night in our house hold as it was Super Bowl rematch time…clearly I knew the Patriots would take the W again, but there is a little piece of me that hopes Bobby’s team can win. Poor guy gets so much harassment during the game and the day after. Sorry babe! To soften the blow a bit I made us some snacks for the game.

As you can see the weekend was nothing special, but it was a perfect weekend with my little family. Looking forward to this upcoming weekend to celebrate halloween with friends! I can’t wait for you guys to see what I did for a costume.

Summer Reading List

Well this summer is already about half way over, and I’ve read 4 books this month alone. I plan on doing a reading round up next month with all of the great books I read! Here’s my list for the rest of the summer – I’d love to hear what you’re reading or to see your summer reading lists so please share in the comments 😀

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SUMMER READING LIST 2017

  1. The Widow: There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…
  2. Three Wishes: Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.
  3. Maybe in Another Life: In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.
  4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
  5. Mean Streak: Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law. Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passion. As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead – and from heartbreak.
  6. First Comes Love: Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew—and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first.

Happy Reading Friends! 

Three Things Survey!

Last week one of my favorite bloggers Sarah posted a fun little survey and I thought it would be fun to share about myself. Have fun learning a few things about me!

Three things I’d never give up
Wine
Books
Coffee

Three favorite vegetables
Asparagus
Summer Squash
Red Pepper

Three shows I watched faithfully from beginning to end
One Tree Hill
7th Heaven
Pretty Little Liars

Three places I want to visit inside the US
Texas – would love to do a road trip
Atlanta
Chicago

Three place I want to visit outside the US
Paris
Greece
Iceland

Three things I always have with me
My phone
My planner
Lip Gloss

Three things that are always in my car
Sunglasses
Phone charger
Chapstick

Three most recent calls were from / to
My mom
My aunt
Bobby

Three most often used makeup products
Eye liner – this one
Mascara – this one
Lip gloss – this one

Three things that make me laugh
Bobby
My nephew & cousins
Lola

Three things that make me cry
Romance movies/books
Military coming home videos
Dog adoption stories

If you do take the time to do this too, I’d love to read your answers so tag me! 🙂

Currently: June 2017

Happy Thursday Friends! Hope the weather where ever you are is as awesome as it is here in Massachusetts! I am so excited for my day off tomorrow to soak in the sun and get ready for our engagement party Saturday! I thought today was a great day to share what I’ve been up to – so I’m currently…

Wearing: Everything summer. looking for my 4th of July outfit at the moment and a dress for bobby’s cousins wedding.

Watching: Pretty Little Liars. enough said. the series finale is next week, and i’m not sure i’m ready for it to be over!

Listening to: I’m the type of person that gets really into certain songs, not necessarily artist – right now I am jammin to Dj Khaled’s I’m the One

Reading:  The Silent Sister. Loving it so far!

Eating: I’ve been living off of protein shakes & carrots with hummus. need to get that wedding bod ready..only 4 more months until I try on dresses!

Enjoying: This AMAZING weather.

Making: Tonight on the menu is cheeseburgers! #nomnomnom

Loving:  Our bank was offering a chance to win $500 if you verified your email. today was my lucky day because I won!

Wishing: That weddings weren’t so darn expensive.

Looking forward to: Our engagement party this weekend 😀
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Missing: My sister. going through all this fun wedding planning really makes me wish she was here to help and enjoy it with me.

Summer Bucket List

I’m not sure if I have mentioned it on the blog, but Summer is not my favorite season. To be completely honest it is WAY to hot for me most days and all I want to do is sit in a nice cold A/C house. But since we only have a short window of nice weather here in New England I definitely like to make the most of it. Here are some fun things I want to accomplish this summer!

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  • Plan something fun to celebrate Bobby’s 30th birthday in July.
  • Go to an escape room. I did one while I was in Nashville and have been dying to do another one since I got home.
  • Attend a few of my cousins soccer games – loving having them back in our neck of the woods so I can go to as many of his games as I can!
  • Go camping.
  • Visit a lazy river with the family. There is a place in Connecticut where you can River Tube that we plan on checking out.
  • Boston Pizza Tour. Thinking about checking out this one.
  • Publish a few drink recipe blog posts. I have so many summer drinks on my pinterest and would love to post about my favorites.
  • Make homemade Ice Cream. Bobby’s parents got me a ice cream maker for Christmas a few years back – I definitely don’t use it enough!
  • Make the perfect s’more. Like these or these.
  • Make the perfect sangria for girls nights.
  • Have an outdoor picnic with Bobby & Lola.
  • Cape Trips.
  • Bring Lola Swimming.

Are you planning on doing anything fun this summer?! 

June Goals

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This month kinda snuck up on me. It’s like I blinked my eyes and the year was already half way over. I am keeping my goals very attainable for this month, since most of the weekends are jam packed.

  • read three books
  • one date night with Bobby
  • drink more water – goal is 100oz
  • send in deposit to our photographer & videographer
  • switch over this blog – this continues to be on my list until i finally take the plunge!
  • register for MTEL
  • get curtains for the bedroom
  • start researching DJ’s
  • get back into my beachbody routine –  i was loving the 22 Minute Hard Corps until I fell behind and just stopped all together

What are some goals that you have made for this month?