Thursday, November 26, 2015

What I'm For

When Brittany from Invasion of Personal Space contacted me to link up with her "What I'm For" series, 
I totally agreed that the world needs more positivity 
and what a perfect time to share what I am for on Thanksgiving!

1. My family: I think this is an obvious one for a lot of people, but my connections to my family have strengthened immensely over the last couple of years. I am so thankful that my relationships with 
my sisters continue to be the strongest relationships in my life. I am so proud of the women my sisters have become and I am so lucky to be their oldest sister. I live to be there for them when they need me. My parents are amazing people that have supported me my entire life and continue to on a daily basis. My hubby: I am so lucky to have found someone who plugs into my family and just fits in so well. We compliment each other so well and I am excited to build our own branch of the family tree together one day (in the next two years, don't get your hopes up. Although my Zia said this would be our child, one can only hope!). My fur family: My three animals make me so happy, they are always there to make me smile and cuddle when I need it. I love them.

2. My friends: In real life & in blog life. It has been hard post-college to keep in touch with friends, and I miss mine deeply (Dara + Luke in the midwest, Joe in South Korea, Courtney with your baby & one on the way, & BA - I'm thinking of you!) My big sister from my sorority Alpha Xi Delta, Amanda, is my bestie and I love that we still live close to each other and can rely on each other. I am also for my blog friends, especially my Texas Style Council ladies:

I am constantly inspired by these ladies and am happy to support them in anyway possible. Especially since Hilary from The Cutie Life invited us into her home in Talcoma, WA and showed us around the upper West Coast! These relationships are awesome and I am looking forward building them! Maybe at Thrive Blog Conference ?! Not sure though {see #4}.

3. Support for this blog & my shops: I am for this blog. Obviously. It takes a lot of time and dedication to write a blog, but it has been one of my favorite aspects of my life for the last 5 years. Thank you for reading, commenting, liking on social media, etc. I launched my online store in May 2014 and it has been so much fun to curate, shoot, ship orders and send vintage and preloved clothing to people all over the world! I have sold well over 100 pieces, and counting! {Look for a big sale tomorrow too!} I even got to sell in person at The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, would love to open a brick and mortar boutique. This has been an exciting creative outlet that continues to grow!

4. The uncertainty of this point in my life: now this is kinda a tough one for me. The three things above are stable but as far as careers go, I am in a strange grey area. I am trying to embrace the uncertainty, keep plugging away and know that there is something better for me out there. 

Thank you Brittany from Invasion of Personal Space for the inspiration! 
Check out the Link Up & share what you are for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Celebrating Stephen!

Last Wednesday we went to Monmouth County to see my future-brother-in-law Stephen 
graduate from the correctional officer academy!
I'm so proud! 

My sister is to cute with her Fiancé!

My parents & sister:

The moms:

We went to Patrizias in Red Bank, NJ to celebrate!

OMG, the food at this restaurant is TO.DIE.FOR.
Seriously, family style 8+ courses, everything amazing!
Especially the margarita pizza {tastes like Italy & we would know} + the nutella pizza =P

Fun was had by all...

What I Wore: glasses- Zenni Optical, lips- OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick x Kathleen Lights in Miami Fever, necklace- AliciaLynnJewelry, dress + flats + bag- Adam Lippes for Target, cardigan- H&M {thrifted}, jacket- Betsey Johnson

Congrats Stephen!
Happy we got go & celebrate!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The world is your oyster...

Remember the first time I blogged about the new Brick Wall Tavern in Burlington, NJ
& said all they were missing was oysters?! 

Man did they deliver!
$1 Delaware bay oysters!
So yummy!

Yet again we were down the road from Village Idiot Brewing Company
Had to go get another Monkey's Breath Banana Bread Ale!
Like a dessert in a beer!

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, lips- Rimmel Provocalips in "I'll Call You" {see mini review below}, top- thirfted, pants- Gap, flats- Forman Mills

 I have tried to wear this Rimmel Provocalips in "I'll Call You",
 but this formula is too hard to work with,
 I love the color but it is so sticky and needs to dry before you can put your lips together,
too difficult!

It is also our 9 year dating anniversary!

Cheers to 9 years of being weirdos together!
I love you Charlie!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Fourscore and One Year Ago, Two Little Dogs

Some things make up take a step back and think, "Omg that was a year ago already?!" 
That is how I felt when I got the facebook invite to celebrate the 
One Year Anniversary of Little Dog Brewing Co.!

I loved both of these beers:

What I Wore: glasses- Kensie, lips- Em Cosmetics "Violaceous" via ipsy, top- JCrew, jacket- GAP, pants- thrifted, flats- Target, bag- Adam Lippes for Target

That also means it has been 1 whole year since we took home this fur baby, Stanley,
& delivered him to our parents!
{see the original blog post and video of the ding-dong-ditch delivery HERE!}

It was love at first sight,
and they are still in love <3

Happy one year home Stanley,
you're perfect & we love you!

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