Friday, March 29, 2013

The Newlywed Game #10!!

Happy FRIDAY!!
 


1.  Follow both the HOST & the CO-HOST!
2.  Post the button above to your post.
3.  Post the questions & your answers.
4.  Add your link to the bottom of the post where it asks for your link.
5.  Have fun checking out everyone else's answers!  

You can link up anytime from now til Sunday at midnight EST!
Which of these do you have the most of: sense of humor, sense of time, sense of adventure, common sense?

I'm excited to see your answers!
Wanna get ready for next week??
1.  What are three things you love about your spouse?
2.  What are two things you love about your relationship with your spouse?
3.  What is your favorite tv show to watch with your spouse?
4.  When did your spouse know, you were the one?
5.  What is your favorite dating memory with your spouse?
6.  What is your spouse's go to saying when he/she gets frustrated?
7.  What is something your spouse loves to hear you say?
8.  Wedding vows: Who chose them or wrote them and what was your favorite part of them?
9.  What is something you convinced your spouse to change after you got married?
(Think like, a habit or choice of products, etc)
 10.  What does your spouse have going to the championships on his/her basketball bracket and why?
=)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Where is Friday when you need it?

Hello Friends. 

Sorry for my lack of responding to emails & reading & commenting on your blogs this week.
Actually, I have been reading, just not commenting.  I've really slacked with that, this week especially.

Can one 5K really kick my butt as hard as I think it did?

I've been feeling really yucky all week.
No energy.  Always yawning.
No motivation & a whole lot of writers block.

I did something to my shoulder & the pain shoots up into my neck & head,
causing me to have "heavy head".  By 3pm... I just want to lay my head down on a pillow.
So I've been trying to massage it & basically ibuprofen has gotten me through some tough days!

Needless to say, I'm ready for the weekend.  
You know when you need a weekend to recover from a weekend?
I could have used one of those after the 5K & Scott's birthday party.  

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All crummy-ness aside... I want to thank you all for the birthday wishes for Scott.
I read all of them to him & he was so surprised that so many people wished him a Happy Birthday!
You all scored brownie points with him!

Be on the lookout for our Newlywed Game VLOG tomorrow!

If you haven't linked up with us yet, give it a try! 
It's super fun & you can link up tomorrow morning through Sunday night
with my fabulous co-host Veronica!


See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Head's Up Penny

Today's post is quick.
Today's post is special.

Today, it has been 26 years since my husband made his first appearance into this world.
Awwwwwwwwwwww.
How cheesy.


But really, it is one of the coolest things ever to think that God made this man just for me.
Of course, I'm not the only person that Scott loves & cares for.
Scott is one of the most selfless, loving, & compassionate people I have ever met.

When I say selfless, I truly mean it.
He will drop anything just to help someone, no matter who it is.
He is incredibly smart & works well with his hands.
(Get your mind out of the gutter!)

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that Scott is a wonderful son,
grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, son-in-law, and most importantly, husband.
He puts his family first.  I am so lucky that I am part of his family & that he is part of mine.



Happy Birthday, Scott!!

Your first birthday as a married man!



You will always be, my heads-up penny.  =D
So lucky to call you my husband. 


143 <3


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Wisconsin-Sized Shout-Out

Alright ladies (& fellas... if there are any), hear me out.


There is this girl I know, 
she has a fabulous blog,
she is HILARIOUS.

She blogs honestly,
she keeps it real,
& she is one of my top 10 favorite gals
EV-ER.

I seriously laugh almost every time I read her posts.
She keeps things light-hearted & funny most of the time,
but keeps it real when times are tough...
& she & I are scary similar.

She would definitely be at the top of my list
of people that I would love to be friends with 
"in real life"

But-- she's all the way over in Wisconsin,
& I'm here in Connecticut.


So for now, I thought I'd just give her a HUGE shout-out.
A Wisconsin-sized shout out.

Cayla - You should have been at like 100 followers like, yesterday.
 Here's hoping that you'll get a few more today.
Go check out Cayla.  



For serious.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Most Amazing Experience.

Okay, so I don't know if it was the absolute MOST amazing experience,
seeing as though I haven't given birth, or gone sky diving yet---
BUT-  Doing the Sandy Hook "Run for the Families" 5K 
on Saturday was one of my proudest moments in life.

It was cold.  It was windy.  It was snowing. It was in the 30s.
I was numb from head to toe.  Who am I kidding, I couldn't even feel my toes!

Did I mention it was cold?

Anyway, my team (Fight for Green & White) was amazing.  
A few of them ran the whole 3 miles and did so well!
Many of us walked/ran and made it to the finish in under an hour!

That was my goal.  To finish in under an hour... and I did it!!

If there is one thing I learned... it's that it's extremely difficult to run 
when you cannot feel your feet, or your legs for that matter.
I tripped near the finish line, and if it weren't for Scott holding my hand...
well... I would have took a nose dive in front of thousands of people...
and then I would have been trampled for sure!
(Thanks for saving my life, Scott)


Another thing I learned....
I have the most amazing friends & husband in the whole wide world.
Thank you again to my spectacular team! I love you guys!
I even had my cousin run virtually down in Georgia with a friend of hers!
=)



I was brought to tears in the middle of the race.
The amount of people who were running, the amount of spectators, people cheering,
seeing so many people from Newtown, people I grew up with... it was just amazing.
Between runners & spectators... there were over 45,000 people there. Incredible.

The race raised $438,000.  That is just unbelievable.

I can now cross something off of my bucket list,
as well as my 30 before 30 list that my blog buddy Erin inspired me to create!

Here are some photos from the race!
Right before the race. 
COLD... But Happy =)
Me & Meg.  A truly wonderful friend.  <3
Me & Marisa.  =)

Back of my shirt!
Only about half the team!  I had such a great support system.  Truly love these people.  =)
Marisa, Me, Jim.

Post Race Smiles! =)

WE DID IT!!  Me & my bestie, Kelly!  =)

The. Happiest. Karla. Ever.
(except for on my wedding day, of course)   ;-)


I'm ready for next year. 

#leeego.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Newlywed Game {come link up!}

This is the ninth Newlywed Game link up!
Crazy!
 
1.  Follow both the HOST & the CO-HOST!
2.  Post the button above to your post.
3.  Post the questions & your answers.
4.  Add your link to the bottom of the post where it asks for your link.
5.  Have fun checking out everyone else's answers!  

You can link up anytime from now til Sunday at midnight EST!
Which of these do you have the most of: sense of humor, sense of time, sense of adventure, common sense?

I'm excited to see your answers!



Here are ours:







Here are next week's questions so that you can get a nice head start!!


1.  Where was the proposal? How did it all go down?
2.  Name one thing that makes you similar to your spouse, 
and one thing that makes you totally opposite from your spouse.
3.  When was your very first date?  What did you do?
4.  How many boy or girlfriends did your spouse have before you?
5.  Complete the sentence:  My spouse is a natural born ________.
6.  Our marriage would be absolutely perfect if we could just agree on __________.
7.  Which of these does your spouse have more of, in your opinion?  
Sense of Humor, Sense of Time, Sense of Adventure, Common Sense.
8.  Where is the oddest location you have ever shared a kiss with your spouse?
9.  Complete this sentence:  I knew I had found the love of my life when my spouse, ______.
10.  Explain the outfit that you love most on your spouse.  
If you do a VLOG, have your spouse actually wear that outfit!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ya'll Heard?

Since becoming a blogger back in 08 (that seems like forever ago),
I had always noticed one thing about the blogging community.
A lot of ya'll are from the south & a lot of ya'll like to use the word, "ya'll"
Which is pretty catchy because I've been accused to using it a lot lately in sentences,
& apparently I shouldn't be because I'm from Connecticut.
Born & raised.

Now don't think I'm making fun of ya'll...
I just think the word is catchy,
& I like using it.

I think maybe I was a sweet sun-tanned southern belle in some other life.


Anywho-

Have ya'll heard that this gal is on Spring Break?

Well... sort of.

I'm all linked up with Veronica ...
(my Newlywed Game co-host... which by the way is TOMORROW!)

Veronica thought up this crazy fun Spring Break for the Working World idea
& so far it has been lots of fun because I have forced myself 
to wear sunglasses & flip flops on a rather snowy & cloudy day,
eat a bunch of snacks that are totally not healthy for me (without caring),
& watch a romantic movie (PS I Love You) with some chinese takeout & wine.

Fortune from last night.  Really?? I got jipped!!!

Now tonight I am going to make myself a nice fruity drink & ask Scott for a massage.
Because that's what today's Spring Break is all about... Refreshing Yourself!

Tomorrow night's theme is, "Out on the Town" --- which is kind of perfect because
we have a date planned anyway for Scott's birthday dinner!
Scott's birthday is next Wednesday!

We're going out on Friday night to celebrate, 
getting a hotel in Hartford,
& then waking up early Saturday for our 5K,
 which starts about 4 blocks from where we are staying!

Words cannot describe how excited Scott & I are for our first 5K!
We are running to support the families of the victims 
of the tragedy that occurred in my hometown on December 14.  
We have a big ol' team and everything!  We are PUMPED!


If you follow me on Instagram... 
I apologize in advance for the mass amount of pictures that I will be posting.  
If you don't follow me... well... maybe ya'll should!

(See... you can throw in a "ya'll" anywhere!)


Haven't linked up for Spring Break yet?
DO IT!



& Don't forget the Newlywed Game tomorrow!
Here are the questions in case you forgot!

1.  Which does your spouse prefer? Summer or Winter Olympics?
2.  What advice would you give your 16 year old self, now with the knowledge that you have found and married "the one?"
3.  What expectations did you have going into marriage? How have they changed?
4.  When engaged, what did your spouse most look forward to about being married?
5.  What is your spouse's favorite meal that your prepare?
6.  What is your spouse's favorite form of exercise?
7.  What sport would your spouse most prefer to actually participate in? 
8.  What is the strangest food your spouse has ever eaten?
9.  Is your spouse a country gal/boy or a city slicker?
10. Who is the "handyman" in your home? You or your spouse?


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I Can't Believe...

Linking up with Robin today, from one of my favorite blogs,
The Sunshine Diary!

(Yes.. that means, go check her out, if you haven't already!)


I can't believe... that today is the first day of Spring, & it's still frigid & there is snow on the ground.

I can't believe... Scott & I will have a few big things to share with you all soon!
& no... we're not pregnant!

I can't believe... my first 5K is THIS Saturday!!!! 

I can't believe... how many thousands of people are going to be at this 5K!
15 THOUSAND!

I can't believe... that I'm almost finished with the last season of Downton Abbey.
Is it sad that I no longer know what to do with my life after seasons of tv shows end?
(ehem... the Bachelor?!)

I can't believe... how much I love this link up.

I can't believe... it's already day 3 of my big-girl Spring Break ...  =)




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Broken Merry-Go-Round

Lately, it feels as if I have living life in a round.
Like I'm on this ride that keeps going around and around and around.
A broken merry-go-round.

Wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, work out, sleep.
Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.

By the time you get off the ride,
slow down & try to relax,
it's time to get back on again!

All I want to do is take the kids that I nanny for outside!
We all have cabin fever.  It's getting a little ridiculous!
Especially since we are just days away from Spring &
mother nature decides to dump even more snow on us last night.

So, I was so happy when Veronica approached me about Spring Break!
Spring Break for the Working World is going on all week long!
It is seriously what has kept me going because I'm having MAJOR winter blues.


Now, if you have no idea what I am talking about... here are the deets:


Day One: This was yesterday & I sort of failed.  I brought my flip flops to work & then just never wore them, but I did wear my sunglasses in the car!  I never leave home without my sunglasses!  

Day Two: Today!  This is probably my favorite day of them all.  I've already had a bunch of strawberries this morning for breakfast & then I packed some home made Muddy Buddies with me to eat at work!  I also brought a butterfinger & a snickers bar because heck, it's spring break!

Day Three: Tomorrow!  I love that the "romantic" day is tomorrow because I've been dying to watch a romantic comedy lately & Scott has darts, so I won't have to drag him through another chick flick!  It will just be me, a movie, & some popcorn!  =)


Are you doing this too?

Maybe even just one of the days?

Link up & then let me know so I can read all about it!!

=D


Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break: In the Working World {a link up!}

Hello Hello!
Happy Monday!
I have something so awesome to show you all today!

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Introducing, How to Spring Break in the Working World!

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Participate in each day's spring break fun and take pictures of it!
Post the pictures of how you participated each day!

Instagram some of the pictures! Make sure to tag them: #SBProStyle (aka Spring Break Professional Style)
Link up your blog (not each post though, just your blog in general, the same link-up tool will stay up all week)
Follow some of these lovely ladies helping me out!

The Co Hosts:
Marquis @ SimplyClarke


Halie @ Penguins,Pasta&PolkaDots


Shae @ Sprinkles & Glitter

Karla @ ForeverNewlyWedded


Kelly @ TodayWasAFairytale


Bri @ My Life Would Suck Without Me

So Link-Up and Have Fun on Spring Break!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lucky In Love (Warning: Cheesy)

Seems I always put warning labels on my blog posts!
I love being cheesy, but sometimes I dislike reading cheesy posts,
so sometimes, I feel it's necessary to warn ya'll...
this post is about to be sprinkled drenched with cheese.

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Happy almost St. Patrick's Day, by the way.
St. Patrick's Day has always been a pretty big deal in my house since I was little.
This is my favorite holiday right next to Christmas.  
But, it hasn't always been.

Sure, I love a good slab of corned beef drenched in a pool of vinegar, 

& a pile of potatoes & Grandma's chocolate pistachio pudding cupcakes 
in the green liners with green sprinkles & mini chocolate chips on top...


But St. Patrick's Day means so much more than that now.
It was the day I found out that Scott was the one.

I was so excited to bring Scott home to my parents house with me.
It was the first time he was going to meet my entire family.
Of course, they loved him, which made me love him even more.

Before our corned beef & cabbage dinner, 
I wanted to take a drive out to show Scott a dam that was close by.
I remember it had been raining for almost a week straight,
& the dam would be over flowing with water.


We drove there, & that is the exact place where I fell head over heels.
I had already told him I loved him weeks before,
but it was in that moment that we got out of the car 
& looked at the over flowing dam that I knew that I wanted to be married to him.  
I wanted to be his wife, his forever.






Why?

I could see into the future...I could see us having a family 
& the most tell tale sign was when he talked so fondly of me & my family.  

The way he could appreciate the little things in life... 
like looking at an over flowing dam... (not one of the most exciting things)
but yet, he was happy as long as he was with me.  

Something inside me just told me that I just couldn't spend my life without him.

He made me feel special, loved, beautiful.
I thought for sure, my feelings would fade.
I thought for a while that maybe it was just that "honeymoon" stage
that everyone & their mother warned me about.

Thank goodness I never listened to any of them, or their mothers, 
because I'm married to the love of my life,
& forever, lucky in love. 


Happy 9 months of marriage, Scott.

=)

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Newlywed Game!!

Hello again!
Happy Friday!

 



1.  Follow both the HOST & the CO-HOST!
2.  Post the button above to your post.
3.  Post the questions & your answers.
4.  Add your link to the bottom of the post where it asks for your link.
5.  Have fun checking out everyone else's answers!  

You can link up anytime from now til Sunday at midnight EST!
I'm excited to see your answers!




Our first picture: 12/31/2009

& For next week... here are the questions:

1.  Which does your spouse prefer? Summer or Winter Olympics?
2.  What advice would you give your 16 year old self, now with the knowledge that you have found and married "the one?"
3.  What expectations did you have going into marriage? How have they changed?
4.  When engaged, what did your spouse most look forward to about being married?
5.  What is your spouse's favorite meal that your prepare?
6.  What is your spouse's favorite form of exercise?
7.  What sport would your spouse most prefer to actually participate in? 
8.  What is the strangest food your spouse has ever eaten?
9.  Is your spouse a country gal/boy or a city slicker?
10. Who is the "handyman" in your home? You or your spouse?


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's not get our knickers in a knot.

Errrrbody in the blogosphere is all up in arms 
about the recent rumor of GFC being taken away from us
& while I am rather disappointed because GFC is how I read your blogs everyday,
I have signed up for Bloglovin' and would surely love it if you joined me there.

It is crazy to me that in just a few short months of starting this blog,
I have just over 300 followers & just over 20,000 page views.
It's all thank to you that I keep on keepin' on.  
I love all my readers.
I truly do.



Please... also let me know where I can find YOU on Bloglovin'... if I'm not already.