Friday, October 25, 2013

Is it really the end of October already???

A year ago today my mom had surgery to remove a lung tumor. She was diagnosed with stage 1a lung cancer. It was really scary for all of us since she was not a smoker and it was considered to be environmental for what caused the cancer. Since then she's had all clear lung scans and we couldn't be more thankful! We are celebrating tonight by having a family dinner. It definitely is something we couldn't be more happy about. Life is way too short sometimes.

Tomorrow after my poor Lexie has to get a shot we are having our annual Halloween party with my best friend and her husband. We've been doing this for the past 4 or 5 years or so and it's very fun. A night filled with Halloween themed food and scary movies. I cannot wait!

I'm so glad this week is over and its finally the weekendddd!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

bows make everything better

This bow shirt has really made my day!  Such a great deal too! $16.99 from Marshalls.

So glad its Tuesday already! Its really great having a Monday off. It makes the week go so much faster :)

Friday, October 11, 2013


This week had dragged so much. TGIF!!

I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend with some friends and maybe start my next project. I've decided to repaint one of our bedrooms which is now being used as our computer room. I really get sick of paint colors so am looking forward to a fresh new look. Maybe, I'll find time to start it on Sunday!

Tomorrow I'm really looking forward to meeting up with some of my grad school friends. Its been forever since I've seen the two of them. I also get to meet my friends newborn baby for the very first time!  Its really funny how a few years ago all I saw on facebook was everyone getting married. Now all I see is baby after baby. I guess I'm finally at that age where its officially the baby stage. I feel old!. Still not sure if and when I'll be ready for that!!! I'm too busy looking forward to (hopefully) our Aruba vacation in April!!!!

My dogs are just too stinking cute! If only they were that innocent all the time!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Almay smart shade CC cream

I don't normally stick to one brand of makeup but today I tried Almay CC cream and I absolutely love it. Its light on your face, blends so well, and covers any red marks on your skin. I'm very sensitive as well and it hasn't made me break out or anything. It covers my red marks from being irritated so well also. I really think its a great product!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Worst lasik patient everrr

So a month and a half ago I decided to get LASIK. I've struggled with contacts for the past few years and just couldn't handle it anymore. I was finally able to get the courage thanks to my best friend getting it done as well. We went to Dr. Barry Wasserman in Princeton, NJ. I can honestly say that staff there made the experience completely worth it.

The day of my surgery I was freaking out. I was shaking in the waiting room. I even was taking "before" pictures since it was going to be the very last time wearing glasses.

(note the Maui shirt. I wanted to picture myself back in Hawaii instead of on that surgery table!)

During the surgery I clenched the bear so hard but really I felt NOTHING. It was more the anticipation of it all. Afterwards I was really positive even though my vision was very blurry.

two thumbs up for going through with it!!

As I waited I realized my eyes were tearing a lot. I have sensitive eyes and they were just very irritated. The ride home I was almost in tears because I just wanted to sleep...which made me feel a zillion times better. The next day I was able to see and had 20/15 vision!!!! I even wrote this great testimonial on their Facebook page.

Well, things have gone a little down hill. I now have a blurry 20/20 vision. (part of the healing process I suppose) I am very irritated still. I feel dry so I use drops but in actuality I'm not dry and am irritated and I am just irritating my eyes more with drops. So I am only allowed to use a saline drop...which does nothing for me. So I'm very frustrated and am trying to give it time.

Overall, I love it. I can see when I wake up, I don't have to deal with contacts, but my eyes are just super sensitive. I believe everything I'm experiencing is normal I just wish I could fast forward to perfect eyes!!! All I have to say is though thank goodness for such a patient and caring doctor and staff because I sure have been a pain through it all!

No regrets here though and if your in NJ I highly recommend Dr. Wasserman :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Update

Just a quick weekend update since I'm feeling under the weather today..

Friday was ordinary. I did a little shopping and then had Applebee's for dinner. The pretzels and beer dip is AMAZZINNGGG. Just thinking about it now makes me want some!

Saturday I got a haircut, although I think I want to go shorter now. I'm thinking something pretty drastic. Lets see if I can convince myself to do it in a few weeks.... I then had a huge family dinner since my aunt and uncle were visiting from Canada. I rarely see them so it was nice.  Afterwards we went to an Octoberfest block party which actually turned out to be a lot of fun!

Sunday was more family fun and unfortunately we had to watch the Jets lose. My husband is obsessed with the Jets so I really hate to see them lose!!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

TBT "best" school portrait

Since, I haven't been home to look at all my school photos, I'm sure there are plenty that were terrible, but I still feel like this may have been the WORST everrrr

Meet Rachel in 8th grade. Yes, 8th grade. 

WHO HONESTLY NOW LOOKS LIKE THIS IN 8TH GRADE??!!. That's right, no one because even the kids in my 3rd grade class make sure they look better than me here!! Talk about needing to get a photo redo.  hahahhahhahahhahhaha

The lipstick was definitely thanks to my sister who is 5 years older. She encouraged me to wear makeup and that was when the dark lipstick and liner was in style! And this was pre-straightener days. Thank goodness for my chi now or I may still have looked like this. And getting rid of those bangs was the best decision ever. I'm glad I learned how to pluck my eyebrows before I grew them out because they are pretty bad here.

I wish I could say it got better in high school but it really didn't!! 

Picture day is tomorrow in my school. I always get nervous taking pictures but at least I know I can definitely look better than this school picture!

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