Friday, March 29, 2013 I'll spill the beans...

I've never been quite the frequent writer on my blog, but I like to bring you sunshine and sprinkles whenever I can. It helps me look at the bright side of things, even when my little corner holds a little cloud overhead. Another reason, well, it's because I still like my privacy. I haven't quite told you everything that has been going on. Not just because of privacy, but for fear of jinxing things.

For the last few months hubby and I have been staying at my sister's house. She and her hubby have been uber welcoming to us. I mean, she and I have shared a room for half of our lives and we would fight like crazy. Now, under the same roof, but in different rooms, we get along much better. It may also help that our husbands also get a long like brothers. Overall, the fact that we are here is a win-win for both parties.

Why are we here? Well, we sold our home. Although this part was easy, buying a house has not been easy. We've encountered our share of difficulties with sellers, banks, and appraisers. For the last month a half we had an eye on the perfect house. We spent all the extras to make sure we were on par...and then became a no go. What can I tell you other than, its the shits. 

So as I sit here complaining of not having enough space for myself, not having my entire closet with me, and not being able to walk around naked in my house...I am also super thankful that I have a roof over my head, that I am able to save some money, and that I get to see my family on the daily. I am also much closer to my sister and my parents than I was some time ago.

So I am sure the right home will come along soon. Because if it is meant to will be.

Until then....we will just keep our fingers and toes crossed.
oh...and do lots of breathing techniques, because my anxiety is through the roof!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Step Up and DANCE!!

Remember some time ago...I told you I was in a movie?
Well, since this event is very likely to not happen again, I must tell you about it one more time.

Come on! This is the only other place I get to gloat about my accomplishments! HA!

The scene, a beach hotel. Full of sun and sand, and yes, lots of humidity and some rain.  The hair and make-up people chased the actors everywhere. Unfortunately for me, the heat and humidity are not my friends. Specially if I'm trying to look cute. 
My make-up was runny with sweat and my hair was a frizzball. See, that's not cute.

But sometimes, if you stood in the right spot and away from the crowd, you may be lucky enough to get called to be part of a different shot...

And I did a few times. 
Sometimes it was to do a "walk by" and others were only to just be with a group and pretend to have fun.

Although I can spot myself (my frizzy hair or my elbow) on those other shots, this shot was the one that stood out long enough for my family to create a little fuss about me....

These are of course youtube clips and their screen shots...
but hey, this was the one shot worth showing you....
or you can fast forward to 2:20 ;)

I just wish that maybe next time, I can actually be one of the dancers in the movie.
Maybe? Someday?

Do you think I should include "Step Up" to my resume???

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Repeat Sundays: Thrifty!

What song is on repeat on your iPod? Mine is Thrift Shop...

Because I'm feeling THRIFTY today!

oh yeah... 


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Random as Always

hello there friend...
It's finally SATURDAY!!!

On the usual it would mean party and drinks and dancing.
However, today I will dedicate it to Pinteresting and catching up with life.

Today I will allow my ADHD to kick in and give you all of the random thoughts that are in my head at the moment...

Did I mention hubby cooked yesterday? He made lasagna for dinner. I was so happy I had a few too many glasses of moscato. That sorta took me to bed too soon. 

I was drunk at home!! I passed out on the couch. I apologize for not having a picture to go with that fabulous moment though.

On the other hand, 
I have so much work to do!!!! I don't even know where to start. Or even IF I want to start. 
I've got about 5 reports to finish before April. Can I do it?
This would require me to bring work home daily. Which I have done this week, but let's not go there because that's just boring...

Anyhow, this Tshirt makes me smile..

I found these at Target! These are definitely the best thing for organization!
Imagine using these lists to go shopping...scheduling meals....and the best one...

Today's breakfast is brought to you by Wonder Woman and Starbucks... 

This is what I'm going to need when I'm close to completing the reports due for work...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rent a Textbook, Give a Smile


It wasn't long ago that I was a student at our local University taking classes towards my Specialists degree. And oh boy, I think the most expensive thing were the textbooks. Hubby is also in his last semester of classes now and yes, books are his biggest expense!

One thing we never really thought of and we should have totally taken advantage of is book rentals! After researching a few sites, I noticed that had some of the best perks around:
 - They allow you to save from 40-90% off of bookstore prices.
 - Free Shipping...FREE SHIPPING both ways!
 - You can highlight the textbooks you receive
 - They have a 30 day return policy in case you drop or switch a class.
 - And even have flexible renting periods that make it easy for you to plan and send your textbook back

However, I think the best part of is that they are focused on a cause. Their cause?  Operation Smile. A portion of each textbook rented goes towards changing the lives of children all over the world that are in need of surgeries to correct cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. These children experience a long term improvement in their quality of life after the surgery, which many of these families are unable to afford for their children. also have a new program if you want to make money off your own textbooks! It's called RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Bucket List

I thought it was about time I let you see my own Bucket List.
This is a growing list so feel free to share yours and take some of my ideas!

1.  Go to a drive-in movie
2.  Run a Half-Marathon: See it here!
3.  Walk and sleep on the Great Wall of China
4.  Go camping with my friends
5.  Eat a lobster in Maine
6.  Take a picture at the Bean in Chicago
7. Visit Yankee Stadium
8.  Watch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park
9.  Take hubby to Machu Picchu
10. Eat at Le Jules Verne restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower
11. Take a photography class
12. Pick up tulips in Holland
13. Hike through Cinque Terre
14. Drink from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, FL
15. Ski and snowboard in Vail, Colorado
16. Go Jet Skiing
17. Ride in a hot air balloon
18. Be an extra in a movie: See it here!
19. Stand on the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon
20. Learn to dance ballet en pointe
21. Eat Greek Yogurt at the Parthenon
22. Stay in a log cabin. See it here!
23. Live on campus while in college
24. Get a tattoo
25. Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy: See some pics here!
26. Go to the airport and purchase a ticket to a random destination
27. Welcome the New Year on the beach
28. Party in Ibiza
29. Watch the ball drop on Times Square
30. Meet my favorite band: Read about it here and here!
31. Visit the lands of my ancestors in the Basque Country
32. Watch the sunset from Santorini and Mykonos in Greece
33. Become passionate about a cause
34. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge: See it here!
35. Learn to surf
36. Take a trip cross country
37. Eat sushi in Japan
38. Have my fortune told
39. Jump in the Amazon river
40. Build a real snowman

What is on your Bucket List??

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Confessions

I confess that I have only gone out running once in the past two weeks.
I confess that today I have been eyeing the refrigerator like it won't be there tomorrow.
I confess that I've already devoured two snack size Fritos bags because I needed to eat something. That's after my egg muffin and avocado spread and iced coffee.
I confess that I really don't want to do a thing today, but just sit and watch TV all day.
I confess that I have been eating anything and everything in sight without thinking twice about my weight and my health over the last couple of days.
I confess that I will probably begin a cleanse today that will constitute of water and lemons....and maybe some green tea.
I confess that I have a shitload of work to do, but I've already stayed late at work every day this week.
I confess that I just want to go out for a walk today, but I just don't know where this walk will take place.
I confess that I am going to blame it on that time of the month, today and always.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Trash this dress!

Thought I'd share with you a few professional Trash The Dress photos hubby and I took after we got hitched a few years ago...

This is the "Vogue" look with a little boob

 The surprise from the back shot

The too-cool to look right at you stance

The I promise this is "Just a quickie"!!

Credits to my awesome photographer and friend Carmen from Studio By Carmen Photography.

How far would you go to trash YOUR dress???

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Birthday Celebrations!

AAARGH!!! Where have I been?
Please excuse me as I was momentarily swallowed by my little world.

What have I been up to, you ask? 
Well, you was my birthday week and well, this is how it all started:

i participated in day drinking at an art festival...

had a pre-birthday date with my BFF

cut a cake with the family

had 3 cute kids send me birthday love..

ran 8 miles, jumped walls, and rolled in the mud

and partied the night away with my awesome friends was your February?


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