GIFT IDEA FOR THE COCKTAIL LOVER

Hi Guys!  Yes, I’m still alive.  It makes me so sad that I hardly have time to blog.  Life has been so so busy!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to share it with loved ones.  I had to work in the morning but was able to go home and spend the rest of the afternoon with a lot of my family members and boy did we have a sh*t load of food!  Sooooo much FOOD!  Then of course we headed out at around 8pm to do our annual Black Friday outing.  I hit up the sales with my mom and cousin and literally finished half of my shopping that night.  Then over the last few days I’ve been doing the whole Cyber Week online.  I’ve been buying a lot of fun gifts this year.  I wanted to share with you just some of the cute gifts that I’ve purchased.  These are great for any woman (or man) who loves a good cocktail (almost every woman in my circle of friends and family). And right now you can get them all on Cafepress.com for 30% off.  I think the sale ends tomorrow so hurry on over.  I know you can find a lot of these on Amazon as well so it’s probably better to get it from there if you have prime, I just thought I’d send you all over to cafepress in case you don’t.

 Here are the links…

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Aria is 1!

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My baby is already 1!!!!  This year flew by sooo quickly, it feels like I just gave birth to her.  It’s so hard to believe that it was a year ago that I was in the hospital trying not to give birth too early.  I held off for a full 5 days before she got impatient and entered this world.  She was such an incredible blessing in a time of some very unfortunate illnesses that took 2 very important people from us just 2 months after her birth.  She put smiles on our faces when we needed it the most.

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Last night we opened presents and had some cake and ice cream.  On Saturday is when we’ll be actually celebrating. So I will have lots of pictures to share with you.

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Weekly Reality Check

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m so excited for the weekend.  Nothing planned yet and I kinda like the thought of just vegging around all weekend.  This week I want to share my thoughts on Rob & Chyna, RHOCC & RHONJ.  So lets start…

ROB & CHYNA

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I’m a little relieved that this show is over, I wasn’t a huge fan.  If I’m being honest the best part of this whole show was Chyna’s son, King.  Talk about a little cutie.  Chyna seems like a blast, I don’t know what she sees in Rob.  She is just so full of life and his… not. They’re like oil and vinager and you really gotta shake shit up in order to get them to blend well (for a little while).   In this episode Chyna asks Kim K. for help in trying to figure out how she and Rob can get to a better place in their relationship before the baby comes.  Kim agrees to help out, even willing to get a sample of Robs DNA to surprise Rob with the results and to shut down the rumors by proving that Rob is in fact the father of her child.  Really?  It’s just unhealthy all around.  Moving on…

RHOOC

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What a shit show in Ireland!  I mean seriously, and I say this in my best Irish accent “Oi nade al’ yer bitches shut de feck up”!  How old are we?  They all seemed to lose their damn minds!  Let’s dive right in.  We continue from where we left off last week… the huge fight between Tamra and Kelly that blew up because Kelly in all her rage spit out the words “No wonder why her daughter doesn’t want to talk to her” *pause* *silence* *crickets*  What the shit Kelly?  You’re a mother and you’re gonna say some bull like that?!  So in this episode Kelly is pretty much on everyone’s shit list.  While they all try to play nice (yeah right) they slyly try to get Kelly drunk so that she’ll have another drunken episode and they can go off on her all over again.  Kelly gets what’s going on and keeps it together.  That night the rest of the girls go to the bar and Vicki decides that she’s going to spill the tea on some other crap that Kelly’s been saying about Tamra.  So we have a repeat episode of Kelly vs. Everyone else (except for Meagan who is too busy trying to find anyone who is related to the O’Tooles and could possibly be a distant relative and sleeping because you know ‘she’s pregnant’ and life is suddenly so fricken exhausting’). Any who, none of this would have ever been seen but thank you to Heather to have her trusty cell phone videotaping the footage.  These women are older than me and I cannot believe how they’re behaving.  But thank you ladies for being teenagers in order to entertain me.  The episode ends with more bickering on the bus ride to the airport.  Can’t wait to see what happens next week.  It looks like Tamra and Vicki will have yet another breakup.

And now finally….

RHONJ

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This was a sad one for me.  So, Joe heads off to prison.  My heart absolutely broke for his kids.  I know that they did something really bad and everyone has to pay for their wrongs but… I honestly feel like the time he has to serve is super harsh when we look at people who are getting away with murder, child abuse, rape, things along that line.  But hey, that’s just my opinion.  I was literally in tears during most of this episode from when they all went to Magnolia Bakery and each of his daughters made him a cupcake for his birthday because he wouldn’t be with them to Teresa and Joe saying goodbye to each other and then the scene with Teresa and her girls in bed the night that Joe leaves saying prayers for their family.  Milania had me sobbing when I saw her with tears in her eyes. 

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Even though this episode was almost drama free, have no fear the drama picks up again next week!

What are your favorite podcasts?

I’ve recently become obsessed with Podcasts!  Over the years I’ve heard of podcasts but really didn’t know wtf they were, honestly, I thought they were more like audio books.  Well, last week I listened to my first podcast done by The Bitch Bible and from there I’ve been seeking out others that grasp my interest.  I’ve found a few that I literally have fallen in love with.  Of course I’ve found WOMEN who cover topics like REALITY SHOWS, CELEBRITY GOSSIP & WOMEN ISSUES all while being raw and witty.  I’ve been laughing every day to and from work thanks to these comedians.  I’m still searching for others so after seeing my favorites (so far) below I’d love some suggestions for any others.

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I first saw Heather McDonald on Chelsea Lately and she became one of my favorites to watch.  So, when I saw she had a podcast I immediately subscribed and listened to a couple of episodes.  She had me laughing just a couple of minutes in when she started impersonating the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast.  OMG!  Her impersonations are on point!

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Stassi Schroeder was probably my favorite cast member on Vanderpump rules, because although she was a total bitch, she seemed to be the only one with common sense.  On her podcast she interviews celebrities and holds conversations with friends.  The episode that I listened to had Emma Roberts as a guest!  Stassi’s podcast is more on the chill side and makes you feel like you’re sitting in your living room catching up with friends.

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The host of this podcast is Jackie Schimmel and she is so fricken hillarious!  She’s witty, sarcastic and REAL!  She tells it like it is and gives her opinion while not giving two shits about the reaction or backlash that comes her way.  She’s up to date with everything pop-culture so you can bet she’s gonna comment on the drama in the entertainment industry.  By far my favorite podcast yet.

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Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin make me want to be a part of their group so badly lol.  I could listen to their podcast all day.  Much like Stassi’s station, these girls have me feeling like I should have a cocktail in my hand while listening to their gossip sesh.  No topic is off limits!  Love this station.

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Not a huge fan when she was on RHOBH, but I’ve listened to a couple of episodes of her station and really enjoyed them.  She’s an ‘I don’t give a fuck’ type of girl with a dirty mouth and absolutely no filter.  She definitely has you hooked and wanting more.

October! My favorite month!

Tomorrow is the first  day of my favorite month!  What’s so special about this month?  Well let’s see….

It’s Fall!  I know that September 22 was the first official day to mark the fall season, but October is the month where it really starts to feel like all of the holiday festivities are about to begin.  It makes me soooo happy.  Here’s a list of why I love October.

~ The weather starts to get a little cozier

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~ Businesses and front porches everywhere begin to decorate for the holidays and everything starts looking so festive.

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~ The smells!  I love fall scents. The apple and pumpkin spice candles… no words!

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~ Pumpkin!  One of my favorite flavors.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin crunch, pumpkin scones & pumpkin spice latte.

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~ Halloween.  I’m especially excited for this Halloween because last year I was in the hospital trying to hold off on giving birth to Aria too early.  This year will be her first Halloween and I cannot wait.

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~ Movies!  I have so many movies that I love watching during this time of the year.  Hocus Pocus, When Harry met Sally, Halloween (parts 1-100 lol), Beetlejuice, Clue, Hotel Transylvania, Adams Family & Monster House just to name a few.

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~ Books.  There is no better way to read a book than when you’re snuggled in bed with the rain pouring outside your window.  Some of the books on my list for this month are

~ Red lipstick and fall makeup.  I don’t wear red lipstick normally but the changing of seasons gives me a reason to wear some darker shades of makeup which is always super fun.

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~ MY BIRTHDAY!  What a great month to be born right?!

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Life Lately

Life has been pretty busy.  I wish I had more time to sit at my computer and blog- it’s the one thing that really helps me escape, this and reading a book or watching a good movie.  Honestly it’s so hard to get a good amount of downtime to do either.

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I love this picture of Aria!  She started a little cold last week so obviously she was very grumpy so I’m glad I caught one of the rare moments when she was happy.  She’s constantly wanting to be carried, she’s had a runny nose that had her throwing tantrums because she was so irritated and there have been a few sleepless nights. It’s so sad and at times frustrating.  Of course I can’t blame baby but when I have to get things done sometimes I just have to put her in her crib and let her cry while I try to do as much as I can.  I’ve been feeling like a zombie for almost a week now.

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Last week Friday was my son Maui’s homecoming football game and senior night.  They won!!! He played so well and it was nice that so many of my family members were able to show up and support him.  This Saturday is their last season game before heading off to the playoffs.  Hopefully they can make it pretty far (fingers crossed).

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We very rarely take pictures with all 6 of us in it.  Even in this picture my mom is included lol.  Maybe for Christmas this year we’ll get some professional ones done with all of us.

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On Saturday Tea went to my niece’s birthday party.  My cousin let my niece invite a few of her closest friends and had someone come over and give an art lesson. They were all taught to draw the same thing- a picture of a mermaid.  Tea sent me this photo of her painting.  Kahele and I were so confused on what we were looking at lol.  Kahele saw a blue volcano with orange lava flowing into the sea and I…. sort of agreed with him hahaa!  But when Tea came home she explained that the blue volcano is actually the mermaid’s hair and the orange is her tail!  Do you see it now?!  She loved it so much that she wants to paint all the damn time now.  Maybe she has a future, she’s way better than her father and I am for sure.

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Sunday BBQ was so relaxing!  The weather was so pretty and the sunset and rainbows were gorgeous.

Well, that’s pretty much been whats been going on in my life as of late.  Hopefully I’ll have a new post soon!