This weekend was non-stop go go go...But all the fun kinds of go go go...
Sunday, November 29, 2015
For starters, I love reading blogs! It's a past-time I'm ever so grateful I stumbled upon about 6 years ago. Honestly I had no real idea what a blog was until I saw Julie & Julia. Julie blogged her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and it pretty much went viral. I had no idea it could be so involved and rewarding. I used to have a live journal growing up and the fall-out from an ex reading it caused me to abandon my writing. Every once in a while I used to write a little post in myspace where the newsfeed used to have surveys or a longer blurb on my profile. But blogging was something new which I happily jumped on the bandwagon.
From reading 1,000+ blogs in this time I've noticed a few things that have helped me embrace new blogs and make sure I come back to read it again and again.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from Melanie & Craig aka Toots + Dill!
Our first Thanksgiving as a married couple went off perfectly! Of course we didn't get to see all the family we would've like to see but some years you have to just stay close to home and enjoy the new memories. My mother-in-law hosted and made an absolutely amazing turkey! It's official that I now like turkey gravy! Well hers for starters! My parents came to her place too and the five of us continued a new tradition. I also got to see my grandmother and hearing her tell me she loved me too was beautiful and precious.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
One of my favorite wedding photos...
This week has been crazy...I've worked long hours and closed the door on my last cupcake class. It's been a long month that zipped by too fast. I'm so excited to go to my mother-in-laws for Thanksgiving and just reflect & relax. The free turkey has been bought and carted from my fridge to my mother-in-laws. The gravy has been made, the shrimp bought, the apples are ready to go for the pies, the pre-Thanksgiving and the calm before the even more craziness can be felt.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Finally it's Friday!!!! This week was a rough one for me, but the weekend will definitely be a good one. I'm going to a Ladies Night on Saturday so I thought it would be fitting to do a Ladies Night - Movie Night. Some Forgotten favorites, Some New Favorites, and some Oldies but Goodies.
Happy Thursday Everyone! Well, I'm going to try and make it a happy one...In South Eastern New York it's a little dreary today. Our first sprinkle of snow is peeking around the corner and a rainstorm is ready get started. But it's a good day rainy day to get things done.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The Nightmare before Christmas
Halloween, Thanksgiving, then Christmas marks my time of year! The costumes, the turkey, the shopping, the cookies, the get-togethers, the hugs, the special moments, and the memories everlasting. It's funny though how times have changed since I've met my husband and the few years before. There are new traditions I now have to do or else it doesn't feel right. New traditions I'm eagerly awaiting this year!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Happy Friday! Lately, I feel like all I've been doing is work, sleep, & repeat. It's quite boring. Time is racing by and I feel like I'm missing some opportunities to put the pedal to the metal sort a speak.
Check-In #3 11/16/15: T.B.D.
Happy Monday! I promised myself I would not weigh myself until 2 weeks have passed but I was so motivated today I had to give a half update.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
My friend Dawn laughing, me in aqua smiling, and my friend Debra with the curls at her Sweet 16...
This weekend brought some much needed friend recap time! The picture above was taken over 14 years ago and all three of us girls are still friends. Of course we don't see each other as often as we'd like, but the friendship is still there and going strong.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
My Mini Fall Sur La Table Wishlist - All Items Under $12
Fall & the Upcoming Holidays are my favorite times of the year. I may groan over the stress, but deep inside I love the hustle & bustle. This is Craig and I's first holiday season as a married couple and I'm hoping to make it a special one!!
I might be starting a little early with the lil reindeer cutie tealight holder but I know the mass frenzy for Xmas decorations will start soon!
Like any newlywed couple we are getting the questions....
"How's Married Life"
"When are you going to move?"
"When are you going to have kids?"
"Are you sharing health insurance?"
"Do you have one bank account now?"
"Did you change your name yet?"
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Me at my 30th Birthday breakfast!
Hi Everyone! I realized I sorta popped into the blogging world without really saying hello and telling you all a little bit about me. =)
Sunday, November 1, 2015
My November Ban.do Agenda...Ready to be filled!
Hello November! Like the rest of the blogging community I'm shocked that it's November. Even though I got to go to two Halloween parties I'm still am in shock Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Christmas *gasp* is approaching fast. But there is two months to set it all right.