Thursday, February 28, 2013

five

So this little tidbit seems to hitting instagram and the blogosphere pretty hard so I figured I would join in. Five random facts about moi!


1// I love to window shop online. At any given time I have at least three websites with items in the basket. But I end up never committing and checking out.

2// I cannot peel and cut potatoes! My hands break out in rashes and turn bright red and burn. Just started in the last year. Weird! Time to purchase some kitchen gloves! Dollar store here I come!

3// At my local Philadelphia branch of the free library the librarians know me by name. By name I mean my last name. Since they are constantly putting books on the hold shelf for me. Besides being an avid tv and movie watcher my absolute favorite thing to do is read a new book. I'm always looking for new series to start..any suggestions?

4// I never take a picture without smiling. I feel like the most un-photogenic person ever.

5// I have horrible anxiety. I know other people have much worse cases but seriously some of the things that go in my noggin you would think I was ca-razy! The anxiety doesn't keep me from doing things but my mind is constantly going while preparing for things and especially the night before something. If I have something really special planned in the near future I constantly think something is going to go wrong. Being a Christian makes this even worse because than the guilt kicks in. My coping mechanism is usually a quick prayer saying "Lord please just take the thoughts away and sorry for being horrible again." A strange prayer yes, but He gets me.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Olivia's 2nd Birthday Party

On Saturday we had our families and a few close friends over to celebrate Olivia turning 2! Lately she has been digging Hello Kitty so that was the theme I went with. Not too many leftovers thank god but still cupcakes for breakfast are SO GOOD.

I did a candy bar for the kids with goodie bags that they decorated themselves with foam stickers. Enter the dum-dum tree, oh my gosh I never realized how many I would need to fill the tree!



 Dum Dum Tree Idea found here

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe found here 
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe found here 

Fluffy and Soft Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies found here 

 Pin the bow on Hello Kitty idea found here 


She loved getting Happy Birthday sang to her. Big Brother had to help her blow out the candles. 




 (Note the white sandals with socks! As soon as she opened them she had to wear them! Haha )


Friday, February 15, 2013

Bathing Suits...blerg

How can it be that time again? Every store..the Victoria Secret catalogs..bathing suit season already?!? I can't take it... as I sit here browsing the internet we are forecasted to get snow here in Philly tomorrow and I'm looking at bathing suits. Welp.. atleast I have a couple more weeks to get beach ready? Yea right! After years of searching every summer for a perfectly fitting bathing suit I still haven't found one. I have horrible posture and an achy neck all the time.. tying a bathing suit around my neck is killer! I'm working on the walking straighter but who knows. This week I've been looking a lot on JCrew.com and surprisingly they have reasonably priced bathing suits. And they are built like a bra with straps over the shoulders. Heaven I tell you! And the prints are very cute and even the one pieces seem appealing to me. I'm putting a lot of hope into these suits hopefully they won't disappoint. And free shipping and returns! I'm convinced! I'm gonna give them a try. Click through the pictures for links!