The Stars And Stripes Edition – GLOSSYBOX June 2014

*I pay for my subscription to GLOSSYBOX, however, I am also an affiliate marketer for them.  So any links you click on and make a purchase through will indeed make me money off of.  I am required by the FCC guidelines to indeed disclose this here.* Hot off the heels of the Bergdoff Goodman May 2014 GLOSSYBOX, the Stars and Stripes Edition GLOSSYBOX for June 2014 arrived on my doorstep. I happened to re-up in the middle of June and so my delivery of this box was even later then usual, ... Read More!

The Pin It Party – Week 62

Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party "rules" to help spread the word about the party. Don't forget to PIN each other's posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, ellie and the WHOLE Pin It Party team! Without further ado, here are my three faves from last week. ... Read More!

Emma’s Frozen 5th Birthday Party Celebration

To be 5 years old again and have all the wonder and amazement that comes along with being this age! Yes, it was Emma's 5th birthday last week as most who follow my blog know,  And yes, it had to be Frozen theme all the way from reading this post. It was pretty much the perfect day for her and to be honest, she ended up not only getting the Frozen Party the day of her birthday, but getting to go to American Girl Doll with lunch out in NYC for the first time ever in her little life ... Read More!

Starting A Blog – 5 Things You Will Need (SITS)

So you are starting a blog?!! Do you know what you will need when starting a blog? Maybe you have heard about blogging from a friend or family member. Or maybe you have stumbled about blogging from a Google search. But do you have any clue what starting a blog entails? Trust me when, I first started a few years ago, I was totally 100% CLUELESS! I had no idea how to even begin let alone how much time and commitment goes into one once you do begin to blog. The word itself was complete ... Read More!

Today It’s My SITS Girls Day (Again)!

Good news is sure to put a smile on one's face.  And a few short weeks ago, I got the best of news in the form of an e-mail informing me that Friday, July 18th, would be my SITS Day, which did indeed make me smile from ear to ear!!  To check  it out, click here!! Well, that is today!  What is SITS?  For those who, don't know SITS is a website that is a wonderful community of blogging women that was created and found back in 2008, by five women (Tiffany Romero, Francesca ... Read More!

Happy 5th Birthday Emma!

"I think I want a Frozen Scooter for my birthday," Lily tells me as if her birthday was this week and not Emma's.   Both my girls are as all who read my blog know Frozen obsessed, but Emma at 5 years old now knows that they don't make a Frozen Scooter and just wants a scooter for her birthday, doesn't need to be Frozen. Although the rest of her family party today has to be Frozen oriented with a Frozen Cake, decorations and even Frozen backpack and dolls, too. Fortunately, somehow we ... Read More!

The Pin It Party – Week 61

Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party "rules" to help spread the word about the party. Don't forget to PIN each other's posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, ellie and the WHOLE Pin It Party team! Without further ado, here are my three faves from last week. ... Read More!

MomAssembly To the Rescue

"You will understand, when you have kids!" This line was uttered to me back about 6 or 7 years ago by my then manicurist at my local salon, who was fighting staying awake, because her young daughter had kept her up another night. I remember thinking that it was kind of rude for her to say and how hard could it to get a baby to go to sleep, let alone be a parent. Oh how times have changed and the mighty have fallen!   Seriously, fast forward to the here and now, where I have had two ... Read More!

Swallow for The Perfect Anniversary Celebration

“the swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life and returns home every year. For centuries sailors would have swallows tattooed on them to symbolize home and love. Here at swallow we want you to feel as though you are visiting with us in our home, and hope you will return just like the swallow.” - from Swallow Restaurant About Us As most know, our 8th wedding anniversary was a few days ago.  I had shared here how Kevin and I had been planning on going out to dinner in the evening ... Read More!

Confessions Summer Reading List

Summer is indeed upon us and I have been trying my best to get back on the reading train the past few weeks. I also thought I could share here, the books that I have read in the past few months, including my recent read to catch up with my Goodreads Challenge (which yes I totally surpassed and blew right through my goal of 12 for the year a few months back) and also share some great books to read just in time for summer reading and possible summer vacations for many. So sit back and get the ... Read More!

The Pin It Party – Week 60

Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party "rules" to help spread the word about the party. Don't forget to PIN each other's posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, ellie and the WHOLE Pin It Party team! Without further ado, here are my three faves from last week. ... Read More!

Free Hosting & Domain Transfer For A Year Over At J9 Designs

Are you looking for a Blogger to WordPress transfer? Are you tired of not owning your own content? Are you looking to make money blogging? Are you looking to have a more credible name in the blogging world? Are you afraid to perform the transfer yourself, because you aren't sure how to technically do so? Are you interested in obtaining FREE hosting and domain name for a whole year? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then look no further to find out how you can self host your own ... Read More!

Can’t Believe It Has Been 8 Years…Happy Anniversary to Us!!

Ten Eleven years ago, this month, Kevin and I met and went out on our first date.  For those, who haven't heard the story, you can click here to read the whole story on how we met that I wrote and published on Hubpages over 2 years ago. I still can't quite believe that was 10 11 years ago this month, but then again today is the 7th 8th anniversary of our wedding day.  Back on July 8, 2006, Kevin and I said our "I do's" and through the good, bad and crazy times, we ... Read More!

In My Life – 4th of July & 90th Birthday Celebration, Too!

"In My Life" There are places I remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I've loved them all But of all these friends and lovers There is no one compares with you And these memories lose their meaning When I think of love as something new Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things ... Read More!

Bergdorf Goodman Meets GLOSSYBOX!

My last GLOSSYBOX in my 6 month subscription has finally arrived and this one was the one to end all, where they teamed up with Bergdorf Goodman to bring all sorts of beauty goodies to all subscribers of their monthly subscription service. I will admit and believe I did last month here) that I was truly excited and couldn't wait to see what was included in this monthly box. See many know I grew up in Queens, live on Long Island now and am a hop, skip and train ride away from NYC, where in my youth, ... Read More!

Bugs Are Not For Lily…

There Are Bugs in Here & They Are Going To Hurt Me!!! Monday night at 5:30 or so and as I am cutting up tomatoes and onions for Pico De Gallo for fajitas for dinner time, I hear what sounds like a small child crying in pain. When I stop to hear better, it sounds like it is coming from our bathroom.  It also sounds like Lily not Emma. I wash and dry my hands, putting my chopping to the side to go check. When I get in the bathroom, I find Lily sitting on the toilet.  Eyes bloodshot ... Read More!

IUD Birth Control Is Harder to Come By Than Viagra (FTSF)

Welcome back to Finish The Sentence Friday Blog Hop (FTSF).  We give you a sentence and you finish it (however long or short you’d like).  Still loving our new banner, thanks to the lovely Michelle of Crumpets and Bollocks (seriously, it is awesome and can't thank her enough for playing around with this in photoshop of us all). Please feel free to link up and follow any or all of our hostesses, which are below. Also, please show some love to this week's co-host, Tarana ... Read More!