What I’m Wednesdays {Week 1}

So I thought it would be a fun to have a Wednesday feature, I thought of this one & I hope it works well. Yay!

What I’m….

Wearing ~ Love me my Swedish love Hjalmarsson v-neck & Sperrys : ]

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Eating ~ always a plethora of goodness, the other night me & Michael had a super fancy pasta night, using the $48 sauce I got in my excellent Taste Trunk. It was absolutely fantastic!!! The pasta & the sauce were both delicious and I definitely tasted the quality difference between this and my usual on sale for $1 sauce from Target. : )

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Listening to ~ I cannot stop listening to Avril’s “Rock n’ Roll”. I am SO EXCITED for her CD {along with Miley’s, Katy’s, Jesse J’s, & Eminem’s}. I am seriously ready to have these CD’s on repeat in my car for the next couple of months as they come out… YAYYYYYYYY! I also just so happen to love the rap single “23”, the tribute to Jordan’s, and even the music video makes me smile. Everyone’s hatin’ on Miley all the time now but I don’t care, I think she’s even more awesome than ever and this music video makes me laugh. That awesome Bulls jersey bikini thing is SO FRICKIN COOL. Needed to be said. And displayed. haha.

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Looking forward to ~ along with all the wonderful other subscription services I subscribe to (which I will be starting to review again after a couple month hiatus!!!), I am also getting to try out the Phone Case of the Month! My phone is naked right now, only because I get so tired of my cases, I always want a new or different one, so changing them every month to a new cute designed case is something that I’m certainly looking forward to!! : )

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Also, on a random note, I am REALLY trying this month to do every day/photo of the #FMSphotoaday challenge on Instagram for the month of October. Yesterday I started with my #SomethingColorful pic, and today the title was #Light. This is the light that wakes me up in the morning, the sun is soooo bright! (I also realize that I took this picture at 9am, trust me, I was up a lot earlier but this is when I had the chance to snap the pic before I ran off to catch my train!)

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

 

It’s Already July 1st

I can’t believe that it’s already July 1st. And that for the past month I have completely neglected my blog, and basically my iMac all together. I just was never in the mood for it, but today, after some AMAZINGGGGG news, I am back to being myself again. I’m excited to have a fresh new start in life right now and to see where my next adventures take me! …. * More on this later……………

ANYWAY, I thought that it would be fun for the month of July to to do the Instagram photo a day challenge thingie on here, so here it is for this month:

JULY 2013

 

Day #1

Happiness Is…

July 1 - happiness is

…laughing hysterically for no reason with my babe, always keeps me smiling :]

So they are going to be super late obviously, BUUUUT I did LOVE my Popsugar Must Have June box and my Ipsy Glambag wasn’t that bad either. The only boxes I got this month were the Popsugar, Ispy, and Goodies. My Goodies box was UH MAZE INGGGGG, but sadly, I ate all the amazing treats up before I even got a chance to take pictures or anything! I will have my Popsugar review up soon for sure though because that box is absolutely amazing! And now that I got a new job (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOoooooooo) I can look into some fun new boxes to try out! YAYY!!! I am so pumped!!!

ALSO: MY FREAKIN CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!!!!!!!!! HOW SPECTACULAR IS THAT!! WOOOOOO! Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the parade because I had an über important interview to attend (!!!!!!), but it is still super exciting! It’s not to fun that some of the players are already being traded away from our team, but oh well, such is life. WE FRICKIN WON THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope to REALLY TRY and keep up with blogging this month so that I have this fun creative outlet for my thoughts and to clear my head…. I hope the photo challenge will help motivate me to get on here, but I am starting a few new things and I know I’m going to be really busy…. But I’m up for the challenge! And I’m excited too!!! June, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just me & my fire engine red hair chillin at an alligator dinner party…. at the amazing Alligator Park with my cousins!

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8 Things

1) I slept in today! I didn’t wake up until 7:32 am! I usually can’t really sleep well past 5 am because I have my kitten running all over the bed meowing and clawing at my hair and face (it’s just lovely, I swear haha), plus I have the sun just beaming into my room from the den… I still refuse to close the door when I sleep, however, because I don’t want to NOT sleep with my kittys…. Ya I know, I’m a freak. 😉

2) In conjunction with point #1 relating to the A.M., I got this amazing lil egg guy: It keeps your egg in a perfect little circle so that you can easily slide it on breakfast sandwiches, which is perfect for me, because although they are always delicious, my sammies usually look pretty messy. It works great, and I got it for $1.99 at Marshall’s :]

$2 for a cute, nifty, and easy-clean kitchen utensil. love it :]

$2 for a cute, nifty, and easy-clean kitchen utensil. love it :]

3) Dishes: I am starting to despise them. Every time I wash them (we don’t have a working dishwasher, and even if we did, I’ve never used one before, my dish washer has always been my own 2 hands) they just end up piling up super high and gross over the next week. I don’t know how it happens so fast! I know I should be washing them everyday but I just let it get so bad that I then try to stay away for so long it makes it soooo much worse. Right now I think I’m almost past the 2 week mark of some of those dishes sitting in there. GROSSSSSS, I know, I know, but every time I get up to do them, I just dread it so much I make an excuse and do something else…. oooops. Today, I MUST do them. It shall be my goal.

4) “Your” & “You’re”: I STILL cannot understand what people confuse about those two COMPLETELY different words. One means YOUR and one means YOU ARE. Totally different meanings people. I’m sure I have made a typo or two with these words before, I’m not saying I’m perfect in any means, but when I see the same people online and even in print ad’s and news articles, I’m like COME ON AMERICA! You’re better than that! Learn to use these words correctly, for the sake of Mary’s sanity please! (Yes, sometimes I like to refer to myself in the 3rd person. It’s fun haha)


one of my fav scenes from Friends… Thanks Ross, you tell ’em!

5) and now that I was on a rant anyway… I absolutely DESPISE when I’m scrolling through Twitter or the Book of Face and read something to liking of, “I’m sooooo bored, omgggg seriously like soooo bored”. ARE YOU SERIOUS??? How can you POSSIBLY be bored while living on this planet Earth?? There are LITERALLY trillions of things you can do with your time/life. I, myself have been unemployed now for over a week so I am NOT bringing down those with no jobs, however, if you ARE always tweeting that you’re bored at noon on a Wednesday, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO GET YOURSELF A DAMN JOB! And if you have one with irregular hours, why aren’t you sleeping? Or eating? Reading? Playing video games? Watching TV/Movie? Going outside? Volunteering? Cleaning/organizing? Watching hours of mindless YouTube videos…? I don’t care, just STOP saying you’re bored when you’re privileged enough to obviously have a computer and/or iPhone, you probably have hundreds of “toys” at your disposable. There are thousands of other people in the world (including CHILDREN) starving, alone, living in grass huts, etc., and YOU wanna tell ME that YOU’RE bored with your life? Go help out someone in need! ………. Alright, sorry for my rant, it just had to be said. Back to happy thoughts! haha :]

6) “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You” : A couple weeks back, a co-worker sent this to me as I was going through a little hard time with things on the work front, and this adorable and motivational lil video absolutely MADE MY DAY! The next day, a different co-worker was having a terrible day… I sent this to her, and BOOM! there was a smile back on her face. The kid is so cute, his voice makes me smile, and everything he says….. actually makes sense. If you haven’t seen it before, WATCH IT RIGHT NOW. I promise it will be the best 3 minutes and 28 seconds of your day :]

7) Chicago Blackhawks, baby! We’ve won 19 straight regulation games in a row. We’ve made history! It’s just so exciting, there’s something about the spirit of the Blackhawks that just keeps people SO excited to watch game after game. We play the Blues tonight at 7 on the road, so hopefully they can pull out another win!!!! Let’s go #4!!! (My boy, Niklas Hjalmarsson!!!)

8) Watermelon. Yes, I know it is not summertime, but this morning I woke up with the most crazy craving for watermelon. I was thinking about all the things I would do to have a huge, cold bowl of perfectly chopped watermelon right in front of me. I would absolutely devour the entire thing. I know you CAN buy watermelons right now, but would it even be worth it? There’s a fresh market right up the street, but I don’t want to buy a watermelon, get all excited chopping it up, only to realize it’s not nearly as good as what I was expecting. Hmm…… at least a picture will hold me over until I make my final decision. 😉

this SCREAMS summer to me! i want the sun and the beach and the watermelon right MEOW!

this SCREAMS summer to me! i want the sun and the beach and the watermelon right MEOW!

Off to start washing the dishes!…. or maybe I should shower first…. haha anything to get away from them!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

A Few Of My Favorite Things…

Yesterday before the Blackhawks game I got to do some lovely shopping and have a delicious lunch at one of my all-time favorite restaurants! It was such a perfect day; I bought a few cute items (to be showcased in a post to come), had some seriously amazing food, and sat in the 8th row at the Chicago Blackhawks game! It was SUCH a blast, definitely a fabulous Sunday :]

SITTING 8TH ROW!!!!! :]

SITTING 8TH ROW!!!!! :]

Rewind to the beginning of the day…. —– >>

I want a polish collection looking like this.

I want a polish collection looking like this.

these books looked fun... and well needed by me.

these books looked fun… and well needed by me.

this display looked awesome to me.

this display looked awesome to me.

we found some Blackhawks banners!!

we found some Blackhawks banners!!

We went to RA Sushi for lunch!!! My favorite! Had to try the Blushing Geisha!

We went to RA Sushi for lunch!!! My favorite! Had to try the Blushing Geisha!

drinks were fabulous!!

drinks were fabulous!!

the delicious Pineapple Cheese Wantons #nomnomnom

the delicious Pineapple Cheese Wantons #nomnomnom

my favorite roll: Pacific Roll :] contains all of my favorite elements: tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, salsa, cucumber, just to name a few!

my favorite roll: Pacific Roll :] contains all of my favorite elements: tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, salsa, cucumber, just to name a few!

Viva Las Vegas Roll of course... one of their tastiest rolls!

Viva Las Vegas Roll of course… one of their tastiest rolls!

Jordan & I at the Hawks game :]

Jordan & I at the Hawks game :]

i wore mismatched chucks for the Hawks

i wore mismatched chucks for the Hawks

we were so close!

we were so close!

all up & personal!

all up & personal!

Niklas' interview.... my favorite of course!!!! GO #4!

Niklas’ interview…. my favorite of course!!!! GO #4!

loved being so close to the action.

loved being so close to the action.

the delicious dinner I had post-game from Freddie's: Atomic Fries. Filled with favorites like bacon, sour cream, & jalapenos.

the delicious dinner I had post-game from Freddie’s: Atomic Fries. Filled with favorites like bacon, sour cream, & jalapenos.

Last but not least, today my awesome kitty water fountain finally came in the mail that we ordered from Groupon!!! It is so fantastic, the kittys love it already!

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and also this awesome picture I took of the Sears (Willis, whatever) Tower:

makes me smile & love Chicago

makes me smile & love Chicago

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Goooooooood morning!

Today is going to be an absolutely FABULOUS day.
My friend Jordan is coming in from out of town, and tonight we are sitting 8th row at the Blackhawks game!!! I have never been that close to my favorite players before! I could not be more excited! We’ll probably venture in the city during the day, grab some yummy lunch, people watch, all my favs :]

On a side note, I dyed my hurr back to red. Not my usual #56, Sangria, MEDIUM REDDISH BROWN, nope, not this time. Michael dared me to try #66, True Red, so I went for it.

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In the sun, it’s RED. like RED RED RED fire engine. I absolutely love it! So glad I took the chance on a different color, because I’ve seriously used that same Sangria color for almost 4 years, couldn’t tell you how many boxes I go through of that stuff (plus I have to buy 2 boxes because my hair is always so long). I didn’t really think it looked that bright because indoors it’s actually pretty dark, not too much unlike my old color (although you could STILL tell the difference), so I compared it to Aria’s dark fur color and was like OH WOW. Definitely more red than dark.

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And on one more random side note, my great uncle Ed (God rest his newly departed soul) looked just like Jim Halpert as a young boy. As we were going though all the photos of our Great Uncle Ed, I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance. He looks so cute :]

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Look at the resemblance:

Uncle Ed: Jim

I stare at Jim Halpert (actor John Krasinski) almost everyday because Michael got me obsessed with The Office. We literally watch it everyday if there’s nothing else on, fall asleep to it, have it playing in the background, you get the picture. One of my all time favorite shows :] Which also made me start to watch Parks & Rec, which is another one I am now obsessed with, the most recent ep made me cry it was so adorable :] I heart Leslie Knope (not as much as I heart Ron Swanson tho) haha.

Off to get ready for my day!! :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse