New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Well, it’s happening.

New beginnings. Starting Now.


Fresh Words

Well it’s a new year! Happy 2012, sure I’m a few weeks late.

As life is getting ahead of me I wanted to step back and see what makes me happy, truly. Blogging is not something that should be a job. It should be fun. I tweet, I pin, I post.

I have so many thoughts running around on my head – on social media,  ads, life. It’s time I just let that all go on here.

So bare with me kids, 2012 is starting fresh. I hope you like me.

I’m Thankful…

Sure, the leftovers are safely in their tupperware with care but this doesn’t give me any less of a reason to tell you what I’m thankful for.

  • Tightly made beds with fresh sheets
  • Early morning phone calls and texts
  • A workplace with positive energy, constantly. Great coworkers and a fun place to spend my days
  • Fresh hot cocoa made on the stove
  • Puppy kisses
  • Friends who know what you’re thinking even when you don’t say it
  • Christmas shopping, cookies and carols
  • Thanksgiving dinners with family that you only get to see a few times a year
  • Ice cream
  • Pictures
  • Sing-a-longs in the car
  • Fuzzy slippers
  • Down Comforters
  • Love

What are you thankful for?? Don’t be thankful just on Holidays. Be thankful every day for what you have. Hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving Break!



Smartphone etiquette for a Dinner Date [infographic]

We all have the bad habit of having our phones out during dinner. I do it and I know my boyfriend does it. Not of course if we’re at a nice restaurant but I know he and I both reach for our smartphones the second it chirps.

Sure, we aren’t going on first dates anymore but this still holds true. Take your time to enjoy the company of one another. Thanks Holy Kaw for a great infographic! 🙂


Stop obsessing; he thinks you’re sexy!

I’m not usually one for posting Relationship Advice but I read this article this morning and I thought it was worth a share.

Ladies, time and time again we ask for reassurance from our man of the little “flaws” that we hate about ourselves. I’m sure even the most beautiful Victoria’s Secret Angel has parts of their body they are self conscious about and that’s saying something! I know there are parts on me *cough* belly *cough* thighs, that I absolutely detest. It’s something I’ve covered up all of my life. My boyfriend is constantly telling me how beautiful I am and not to worry about it! As much as we want to believe, we still obsess.

Redbrook’s Aaron Traister went through 4 major things that we, as ladies, spend way too much time thinking about and 4 things we may not have though of – and gives his take. Truthfully after reading that, it’s nice to know that many guys are like my amazing boyfriend. They like us just for who we are! Some of these “flaws” are even a turn on 😉

Lunch Box Love


Oh I remember the day, when lunches were always packed by Mommy. It was always a surprise to sit down in the cafeteria and open up my Cinderella Pink lunch box (and when I was “too cool” a brown paper bag) to see what treasures were inside.

Was it fruit, veggies, a sandwich, leftover meatloaf or when I was really lucky a pizza lunchable!

No doubt kids these days look for things that we all did when we were young. A little post-it or sticker with a note. Back then, it used to be a smilie or a “Love you!” Now, parents are getting creative. From sticking googly eyes and smiles on bananas to drawing pictures or even reminding your child they are loved. What better way to bring a smile to a mid day break than sneaking a note in your kids lunch. The Wall Street Journal did an article this morning explaining the way the classic lunch note has evolved.

So many parents with so many brilliant ideas. Disney even created downloadable notes with recognizable characters if you’re at a loss for words. (love those guys!) Surely, Lightning McQueen saying “Don’t eat too fast!” will bring cheer to your little boy or girl. Pottery Barn Kids has also jumped on the bandwagon!

What type of notes did your parents leave you as a child? And what notes are you doodling for your little ones?

Where were you when the world stopped turning..

…on that September day?

10 Years ago. The world as we knew it changed forever. When you think of the amount of time of your life that has passed us by since the Twin Towers fell it feels like an eternity.

Everyone remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing. I was in 9th grade Algebra class. Taking an awful test I wasn’t prepared for. Our teacher used to turn the overhead TV on (on mute) and watch the news while we took tests. I remember him saying, “What the..$*@&?” to which we all giggled (c’mon we were immature). We all looked up and saw the towers on fire. Of course no one knew what it meant or really, how serious it was. It wasn’t until the adults started freaking out that we did.

Everyone’s lives have been touched in some way on that day. My father was at a meeting across from the Pentagon. My mother was freaking out when I called her to come pick me up. My dad had left early from the meeting and didn’t have a cell phone on him. Of course I thank God that no one I knew was hurt or killed at the towers, Pentagon or any of the planes.

So even if you’re not as patriotic as you may think. Sunday, take a moment to look at all you have in your life. Whose important to you, and remember who protected it for you. Think of all the men and woman that went down like heroes that day and the service men and women that helped rescue.

Always remember. Never forget.

“faith hope and love are a few things He gave us… and the greatest is love.”

What are you doing to celebrate – I’ll be headed up to Jiffy Lube Live to see Toby Keith. I don’t think I know a single better concert to see the weekend of September 11th. The most patriotic cowboy I know!

Hurri-“pain” in my ass

So it’s Tuesday.

What a weekend huh? Irene hit Annapolis hard this weekend but didn’t seem to come as strong as the ol’ weather man originally warned us. Near and far people were freaking out for Irene. Buying out the stores, stocking up on all camping gear sold in Target (seriously, ALL the marshmallow roasters?). When she came by my town Saturday we were ready. 8 bags of popcorn popped, ice in bags, lots of wine (priorities people), reading material etc. etc. I even went and bought fried chicken so I’d have something to eat that wasn’t beyond disgusting cold.

Saturday came, the rain the wind but nothing bad. I even took the dogs for a walk before it hit hard. Sun was out small drops on the deck. Then…

The Power was out.

7pm. Oh boy, was I excited. We lit candles had the flashlights ready and began to have cocktails, eat and read our books. Oh what fun. You never really appreciate the little things until they’re not there. Hot water, blowdryers…COFFEE??

The next morning I was on the hunt. Most places in most directions were in the same boat as me so I traveled up Rt. 2 until I found an open Dunkin’ Donuts! Shouts out to the Glen Burnie DD  they were more than accommodating to us crazies! I got the last Everything and Poppyseed bagel in the joint. So I was thrilled with that. The day was spent cleaning up the massive leave piles that fell in our yard and pool. We still have tons to go. 

I then got the brilliant idea to call BGE and see when our power would be back… “We should have all homes restored by late Friday night” Umm…what? 

Thankfully we got creative Sunday and reheated a bunch of leftovers on the grill. Yum! 

So that’s where we are folks. It’s Tuesday and I have yet to feel the warmth of a warm fluorescent light on my skin since Saturday! All the food is ruined, I can’t shower at home (thank goodness for gym memberships). I have eaten more junk food than I’d like to mention, and I’ve read..a LOT. 

How did you get through the storm? Was Irene as scary as we thought? 

Yup, this was my weekend


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