Thursday, March 31, 2011

Almost the Weekend Thursday

Well it is almost the weekend Thursday again, yay yay to that!!  I am so ready for this week to be over and for Andrea to come visit tomorrow.

After work tonight I met my old co worker Rich for dinner at one of my fav places Roti in Vernon Hills.
I had a salad with falafal balls and I even got extra balls for waiting, score! After dinner I went home and Justin and I went for our weekly shopping at the Super W (walmart) to stock up on some much needed groceries.  Then we came home and watched some of Opening Day Yankees v Tigers where the wonderful NY Yankees won!
Love this picture!

A Rod is just mad he is not as good looking as Jeter.

Very excited for the home opener win.  Let's hope the Phillies can pull off a win tomorrow. 

Well I am hoping for a good day at work tomorrow then off to pick up Drea at O'Hare.  Then Sweat Tomatoes for dinner, yum!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?
Justin of course!! It would be super fun to ride the rides and take pictures with the characters.

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?
A few months ago I got a Buckcherry CD from the library and listened to it in the car.

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?
Oregano or Cumin

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?
Alternative rock, like 90s alternative like Garbage or Veruca Salt

{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?
Wow, maybe signing of Declaration of Independence.

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?
I would still want to study Communications but maybe also teaching

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?
World Series, all the games.  Only if Yankees or Phillies are in it.

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?
automatic, I am horrible at manual

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?
Yes, I speak in front of people all the time at work.  It depends on the topic of course.

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?
I have slept through a few small ones.

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This week I'm loving...
That we got our Brewers/ Phillies tickets in the mail yesterday for September.  Can't wait to go to the game at Miller Park.  Hopefully we will get to see Ryan Howard and Chase Utley play this year since they were hurt when we went to the game last yr.
That it is already Wednesday which means only a day and 1/2 left until Andrea comes to visit for the weekend!!
That Friday is the 1st of April (hopefully no April fools jokes around here!) which means only a little over a month until Mexico May!

That husband and I got to go get Culver's yesterday after going to the library and dropping off donations to Goodwill.  I had a Reeses Pieces Concrete Mixer and he had $1 onion rings.  Yum!


I am loving this shirt from Junk Food Clothing.  I am not a huge NBA fan but I love the Little Miss series.   Check out the site they have the cutest retro tees.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Two Tuesday

Top 2 Celebrity Hairstyles
#1- Taylor Swift- I love all her curls and the color.
#2- Katy Perry- I love Katy Perry's long black hair with the blunt bangs

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mexico Monday

Well it is Monday and I am thinking about my May Mexico trip (big surprise, I only stalk Trip Adviser many times during the day).  It will be so nice to be relaxing and stress free!! I can not wait to be here:

Before we go on our big trip, one of my oldest family friends (she has known me since I was born) Andrea is coming to visit this weekend.
Andrea and I last March in Chinatown

  We are going to go into the city Saturday and shop, shop, shop.  Sunday we are going to Milwaukee to the Pabst Mansion then my parents are coming up for dinner at That Pasta Place.  Should be a great weekend! After Andrea leaves I have been given permission to start packing!! I am sure I will post pictures of my packing progress!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Relaxing Day

Today Justin and I ventured to Half Price Books in Highland Park to sell some books, magazines, and our old Super NES.  We got $17 total for our all stuff, not too bad.  I only got a few things.  I got 3 books (one for mom) and this Nancy Drew Game (yes I am a nerd and like clicking computer games). I have so many Nancy Drew games it is sad, but they are way easier than shooter games which I am horrible at.  I will stick to solving mysteries.
Then we went to Kohl's in Glenview briefly and to Garden Fresh Market to get stuff for dinner.  No discount veggies or fruits this week, the rack only had potatoes and cactus leaves.  When we got home I was going to do the laundry but fell asleep watching QVC instead.  Justin made this awesome spaghetti with meat sauce and I made us two big salads.  We watched The Town with Ben Affleck which was a pretty good movie.  So many people get shot and they rob some banks as it was a thriller.  But the scene that grossed me out the most was when one of the guys was being cornered by the police, he reached down and picked up some random soda off the street and drank it.  I mean COME ON, who drinks a soda that is not theirs off the street?!?! You don't know whose soda that was or what was in it, I don't care if you are being cornered by the police.  That is just sick!  But all in all it was a good movie.  Not sure what movie we will get next week.  I am hoping for Mega Mind but there is still a very long wait.  Well off to finish the laundry and then back to work tomorrow.

Saturday Night Fun

Saturday night my best friend from college and her husband Adam came over.  We ordered pizza from Divino's and had chocolate chip gelato, yum!  We watched the Bulls vs Bucks and played Trivial Pursuit 90s edition.  We never finished the game but it was Boys v Girls and the boys were winning.  Man the 90s are hard!
Adam pretending to not like Brutus.  Hey you can hate the team but don't hate the mascot!

Bonnie and Adam

Me & Bonnie

Me pointing to Bonnie's stomach because she is having a baby.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Super Clean Saturday

Today we are cleaning out house since it is Saturday and it is time for a cleaning.  We got some more things together to bring to Goodwill.  I dusted, vacuumed, dust busted the kitchen, steam mopped the kitchen and cleaned the counters.  Justin cleaned the 3 bathrooms.  Guido watched.
Here are some of our favorite cleaning products to use:
Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer

Swiffer Dusters
Wood for Good from Method
We also got these new products from a BzzAgent campaign that I am eager to try:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Goodwill Friday

Every Friday when I am done working I like to go to my local Goodwill and either shop for bargains or donate stuff. I am pretty good at finding Goodwill bargains if I do say so myself.  I figure every week I will post my bargains that I get if I find some that week.
Last Week
Caribbean Joe Bag 6.99
 Today's Finds
White House Black Market halter top- 6.99

Old Navy Linen Pants 3.99

Authentic (I checked) Coach Wallet-6.99

I checked many places in the wallet and it is real.  Plus it smelled like leather. It matched the It's Not a Fake descriptions on all websites and checked out as being real. I over heard the girl who tagged it say she thought it was a fake and threw it in the wallet bin.  What a deal at 6.99!

Fhoto Friday

Here are some photos from 9 years ago, 2002!
Bonnie and I Junior year going to a concert, probably Sugar Ray 2002

Bonnie and I at Holiday Embrace 2002

My sister in law Melody trying dresses on at the mall 2002

Crystal in the van on the way to Orlando 2002

Fill in the Blank Friday




1.   My most prized possession is   _my family most of all but tangle items would be my pictures or my bear.

2.  If I could be one age for the rest of my life, I would want to be    maybe mid 30s, I am not there yet but I am hoping to have kids by then so it would be great to be that age to be with my family always  .

3.  The best way to spend a weekend is    hanging out with the family   .

4.  My outlook on life is     spend as much time with the ones you love doing the things you love .

5.  If you want to annoy me, just     scrap your fork on your plate or talk super loud .

6.  I am completely defenseless when it comes to  __chocolate  .

7.  When dressing for the day one should  __make sure the clothes you are putting on match and are clean    .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Attack Guido Cat in Action

video

Almost time for the Weekend Thursday

Hey all it is almost the weekend, what are your plans? I am very excited about this weekend for a number of reason.

Saturday- We are cleaning the house up and going to the gym during the day.  Then at night my best friend from college Bonnie and her husband Adam are coming over to eat some Divino's Pizza and play some board games.  We always have such fun when Bonnie and Adam come over.  Here are some pictures from past Saturday adventures.



Sunday we are going to Highland Park for the first time to sell some books, magazines, and our old SNES at Half Price Books. If you have never been to Half Price books you need to check it out as it is completely awesome.  We are also going to make some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  The Netflix movie of the week is The Town, so we will be watching that Sunday also.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning with SC Johnson

I am doing a BzzAgent campaign for some new SC Johnson products.  I have not used them all yet but as I do I will provide a review here in my blog.  Here is some info about one of the products- Pledge.

From granite countertops and stainless steel appliances to leather couches and accessories to the wheels and rims on your car, Pledge® Lemon Clean has more uses than you think. Which uses will you find?

Cover Girl 50th Anniversary

Click here to find out about Cover Girl's 50th Anniversary.  This is for my BzzAgent campaign for Cover Girl 50th anniversary.

Visit the MyCOVERGIRL tab to celebrate and let friends and this iconic beauty brand know just what it is that makes you an easy, breezy, beautiful COVERGIRL. As part of the fun, they’ll be offering samples, fun quizzes, sweet rewards, monthly and quarterly prizes and amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.


Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} what was your first job?
Other than babysitting. I worked at Schlotzsky's Deli when I was 17.  I was a cashier and I made the food.

{two} have you ever seen a stand up comedian?
No but I would love to see Dane Cook!
{three} when was the last time you played mini golf?
Justin's 30th birthday last year we went to Par King in Lincolnshire



{four} what was the last picture you took?
probably one of Guido :)

{five} burnt food: yes or no?
only bagels, everything else, gross

{six} if you have a pocket full of change, what do you do with it?
put it in my change purse or in our ceramic turtle

{seven} can you touch your tongue to your nose?
no and I just tried

{eight} do you scrapbook?
yes and I have quite a collection

{nine} do you buy lottery tickets?
i have never bought a lottery ticket

{ten} do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind it?
both but I do like to take most of the pictures so I can scrapbook them.

ABC of Me

I'd seen a couple of blog friends doing the ABC's of Me so I decided to answer too! 

A- Age- 29 but not for much longer, 30 is knocking.
B- Bed Size - Queen for now but we would love to get a King or California King one day.
C-Chore you Hate Doing- I hate emptying the dishwasher, always have!
D-Dogs- We have a cat but I do like dogs too.  Not sure if Guido would!
E-Essential start to your day- If I am going in the office then I must have iced coffee from either home or Dunkin Donuts.  Pretty much my am consists of hitting the snooze once, waking the husband, getting dressed, eating breakfast, feed the cat, and out the door!
F-Favorite Color: GREEN!
Mr Car!
G-Gold or Silver: Silver or white gold
H- Height- 5'1"
I-Instruments you play: Does Rock Band keytar count? I took piano in college for almost 2 years.  I also played a mean recorder in middle school.
J- Job Title- Benefits Specialist
K-Kids- No kids right now but hope to have 2 in the future!
L-Live- Currently live in Illinois about 15 minutes from the WI state boarder.
M-My mom's name- Darlene
N-Nickname- Emilyosis, Em, Emmy, Emzers, E
O-Overnight hospital stay- never!
Q-Quote from a movie- Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?
R-Right/Lefty: righty.
S-Sibling- None. I have always thought of my best friend Lauren as a sister.  Some say we look related.
T-Time you wake up- 6:14 on work days, you never know on weekends.
U-Underwear: Victoria's Secret Pink Collection
V-Veggies you dislike- I love veggies so this is hard. Yams or Sweet Potatoes.
W-What makes you run late- Forgetting something or losing track of time.
X-Xrays you've had- At the dentist, of my chest for Pneumonia, and of my pinkie toe when I thought I broke it on the couch.  
Y-Yummy food you make- Most Weight Watcher recipes.I try and cook something every Sunday.
Z-Zoo animal- Penguins