Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister

Yesterday was an awesome day. Shopping was fun and successful, dinner was yummy, and Rock Of Ages was outstanding! If you like music of the 80s, this is the musical for you. Its basically a rock concert with a plot. Its full of high energy, kick ass songs, comedy from the narrator, and full on entertainment. Plus, knowing the lead makes it that much better.
Check out the tour website to find a location near you!

My sis and I with our leading lady!!!! She is a truly incredible and talented actress!!!

It was such a great day. I loved having my mom stay with us for a few days, making my Thanskgiving break a little longer, getting some Christmas shopping done, and most of all enjoying the company. Can't wait till Christmas!!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

High Enough by Damn Yankees

It is a jam packed day. Mom and I are going shopping for a few hours (and picking up my new glasses... more to come on that later), driving up to Westminster to pick up my sister, driving to Akron, OH where hubby is meeting us for dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse, then we are all going to see one of my best friends from high school in the female lead role of Sherri in the touring company of Rock of Ages!!!!! These are all my favorite things... spending time with family and friends, shopping, eating good food, and musical theatre. Besides all the driving, this is going to be an amazing day! 
Top: Loft / Jeans: Gap / Heels: Bandolino / Necklace: American Eagle / Earrings: Stella and Dot

Basically I am loving life right now :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Every Time We Touch by Cascada

I'm back home, so I'm back with an outfit post. We drove back yesterday, dropped my sister off at Westminster, and brought my mom back with us too. Today we enjoyed a relaxing day of pedicures and looking at new glasses. Then we met up with family friends for dinner. Tomorrow we are doing more Christmas shopping and then off to see Rock of Ages!!!!
Top: Ralph Lauren / Jeans: Hollister / Shoes: Jessica Simpson / Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Do you like my haircut? Its the same cut except a shorter length and fuller bangs :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wavin' Flag by K'NAAN

Hope this Saturday finds you relaxing and still enjoying Thanksgivingness. I got my hair cut, visited my grandparents, did lots of laundry (for free at home!), and enjoyed some relaxing time with the family. Again, no outfit picture, but I do have a few things to show you!

This is how I get myself packed for trips. I lay all the outfits out on my bed so that I can see everything and what can be worn multiple times and to make sure I don't forget anything!

This is the tossed salad I made for Thanksgiving dinner. It was really yummy and the colors just looked so nice I couldn't resist taking a picture of it.

I helped my parents put up the fake tree for the living room... they always get a real tree for the family room, but this one is for the fancy ornaments and is pretty heavy. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I'd sure say we did. Hubby and I went to his mom's house first for dinner with them and his brother's family, then headed to his dad's for desert and to see more family, then finally drove up to my parents house and arrived at midnight. It was off to Black Friday shopping for my mom, sis, and I while dad and hubby went to bed. After being awake for 24 hours, we finally finished shopping and were very successful! When we left our final store, this is what we saw... a beautiful sunrise :)

I have a really cute outfit on right now, but I'll be sure to repeat it so you can see another time!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving full of family, friends, and food! I am thankful for so many things, and one of them is you! My wonderful followers and readers. I love when you write comments or tell me in person something about my blog... it really makes me happy and that this blog is worth doing everyday. So thanks to all of you!!!!
Top: Loft / Scarf: Delia's / Jeans: Hollister / Heels: Shoe Show / Feather Earrings: H&M

I thought the pop of pink and orange in the scarf was a good choice for thanksgiving!

Hope you eat tons and take a food coma :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to Make Cranberries for Thanksgiving

Every thanksgiving, I make the cranberries. Even though I'm not at home with my family, I still made cranberries for our thanksgiving with the hubby's family. Here's how:

Wash a whole bag of cranberries

Cut up two oranges and an apple

Get out your handy dandy food processor... mine's a Cuisinart

Put all three fruits in and blend

Add 1 and a half cups of sugar :)

Put them in the Fridge to cool overnight

Put them in a nice serving bowl and its ready to eat! Yummy!!!!

Someone Like You by Adele

I have a few things on the to do list for today. I need to take my paycheck to the bank (yay!), pack for the Thanksgiving weekend away (in Cleveland and Rochester), paint my nails, make cranberries and a tossed salad for dinner tomorrow in Cleveland, and make sure the apartment is clean, because we are bringing my mom back with us on Sunday (to see my friend in the touring company of Rock of Ages in Akron, OH... more on that later). Also, check out Black Friday deals and have a game plan for shopping with my mom and sister! Hubby and Dad get to sleep in... but I love shopping, even at all hours of the night/morning!
Top: Gap / Cami: Hollister / Jeans: Peebles / Clogs: Peebles / Earrings: Walmart

Easy and comfortable for getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO

I finally got to sub music today! It was one of those jobs where I started the day at one elementary school and then ended my day at a different one. We did some singing and then colored pictures of turkeys and pilgrims and did Thanksgiving word searches since today was their last day before break. It was very enjoyable, and I definitely did some coloring of my own :)
Top: Loft / Skirt: Old Navy / Shoes: Macy's / Earrings: Peebles / Necklace: American Eagle

This top is new, just purchased from Loft on Sunday because of the great sale they were having. You can't beat matching shirt and shoes!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Wishlist #1

Its that time of year where everyone goes shopping for everyone else except themselves, but instead they make wishlists of what they would like so other people can buy them. Gotta love holiday shopping. Here are some things that I have on my list from American Eagle:

Pointelle Detail Sweater (in my favorite color green)

Floral Mixed Media Tank (perfect for our beach vacation after Christmas!)

Brocade Party Dress (New Years Eve Party!!!)

Fair Isle Long Sweater (cozy and perfect for jeans and boots or leggings)

Wrap dress (I've been looking for a long sleeve dress that isn't too dressy for regular wear)

Hipster Flare Jean

(And a very pixelated picture of pewter Toms)

I think you may see a few of these wishlists till Christmas! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good Feeling by Flo Rida

Hubby has a cold. We decided it was better to get some sleep than be sick at church, so another relaxing day. I decided to get out of the apartment and do a little shopping. I was only half successful because I ran into my friend and talked to her for a while which meant I didn't have as much time since the mall closes early on Sunday. But I picked up Chipotle for dinner, so hubby and I are full and happy. Its time to put in a movie and relax for the evening. 
Top: Banana Republic / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Payless / Scarf: American Eagle / Earrings: Walmart / Watch: American Eagle

In my favorite jacket ever... my North Face fleece :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Benny And The Jets by Elton John

Sleeping in can sometimes be magical. Last night, I fell asleep on the couch at 7. Hubby came home sometime between 10:30 and 11. When he got home, I moved from the couch to the bed and woke up at 8am, but decided to stay there till about 10am. It was glorious. The rest of the day was pretty relaxed... we watched a movie and hung out. Then we went to dinner and met up with one of my best friend's to hear her fiance's band play. It was the perfect relaxed day after a busy week.
Shirt: H&M / Jeans: Hollister / Shoes: Clarks / Earrings: Kohl's / Necklace: Claire's

Here's the band... the guy at the piano covered Billy Joel for the first hour, then dressed up and played Elton John for the second hour. It was lots of fun :)
(My friend's fiance is the drummer... he's hiding behind Elton John in this picture)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ours by Taylor Swift

A few things about my outfit today. I wanted to wear a dress, but it was only going to be in the 40s in a cool classroom, so I then decided to dress as warm as possible. That lead to wearing my fuzzy warm socks with booties, long dress pants, a sweater and scarf. I'm in love with this new infinity scarf that I got this past weekend... you may remember it from our family christmas card pictures. Also, luckily these dress pants have belt loops because they are definitely too big around the waist for me to keep them up without one!  
Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Peebles / Booties: Steve Madden / Scarf: American Eagle / Earrings: Walmart

I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the hubby... and sleeping in tomorrow!!!! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

You and I/You and I by Glee Cast

Another day of subbing 5th grade science and social studies. I'm pretty good at this. The temperature dropped down to the 40s today and the classroom isn't too warm, so I knew to dress warmly. It also snowed at one point for less than a minute, but I watched it fly through the air. I'm not sure if I'm ready for snow yet... not till Thanksgiving at least. I do love snow when I'm inside and warm though, or completely bundled up and ready for it. Oh well, it is that time of year, and this New Yorker can handle just about any kind of crazy weather... so bring it on West Virginia! :)

Sweater: Abercrombie and Fitch / Pants: Macy's / Shoes: Bandolino / Earrings: Kohl's / Necklace: Claire's

Like my new necklace? I picked this one up and realized it was an M for my new last name and couldn't pass it up!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We Found Love by Rihanna

This is a good work week! I got a phone call last night to sub the next three days in 5th grade at the middle school. I really like being able to stay in the same classroom for a few days because I feel like I get to know some of the kids. Its also perfect timing to work a lot, because this is hubby's last week in Cleveland so it keeps me busy, and its christmas present shopping time!!! Btw, I love Christmas shopping!!! Well, I love everything about Christmas. But let's not get ahead of ourselves since Thanksgiving is next week. I love the holidays!

Shirt: Hollister / Pants: Macy's / Heels: Bandolino / Earrings: Claire's

Scarf: Gift from mom

I love the pop of color in the shirt against the neutral pants, shoes, and scarf... however, I felt it was missing something in the first picture and decided to add the scarf... which was a good choice since the classroom was a little chilly.