November 26, 2014

Christmas 2014 Wishlist...

Since the holiday shopping season officially starts tomorrow I thought I'd post a little Christmas wishlist -- Especially since I know my mom, Justin and other family members read my blog.
1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - $58.00
2. Kate Spade "This Is The Year" Idiom Bangle (Gold) - $58.00
3. Clarisonic Mia 2 Pink Holiday Set - $149.00
4. GoPro HERO4 Black - $499.99
5. Paddywax Tobacco & Patchouli Apothecary Candle - $19.00
6. Too Faced Melted Kisses - $25.00
7. Herm├Ęs Eau de Polysemous Rose - $130.00

November 25, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van...

Since I had a handful of people who entered my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD giveaway mention that their kids love Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles I thought I'd share with you guys information on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van.

Be on the lookout for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van, which will be distributing FREE pizza and also collecting new, unwrapped toys for local Boys & Girls Clubs.  Grab a slice and customize it with wacky, Turtle-inspired toppings and have a chance to score a Turtle eye mask and other fun prizes!  The 10-city tour celebrates the home entertainment debut of the blockbuster film.

Tuesday, November 25—Miami    
Friday, November 28—Atlanta                    
Wednesday, December 3—Nashville                    
Friday, December 5—Chicago                    
Sunday, December 7—Indianapolis                    
Tuesday, December 9—Cincinnati                    
Wednesday, December 10—Cleveland                    
Friday, December 12—Philadelphia                    
Sunday, December 14—Boston                    
Tuesday, December 16—New York City

Check out for complete details of the tour stops.

Lemme know if you go check it out!

From The Hold Shelf (Or What I'm About To Read)...

"The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style" by Lilliana Vazquez
Priceless tips and tricks to shopping on a budget, from America’s favorite frugal fashionista  Stylish bargain-hunters have been flocking to Lilliana Vazquez’s since 2008 for tips and tricks on how to shop smart, copy their favorite designer looks, and dress chic for less. Now a go-to destination for women eager for affordable fashion, the site has established Lilliana as a nationally recognized style expert.   

Now, in The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style, Lilliana is spilling her secrets! Fun quizzes will help readers define their style and budget. And Lilliana lays out the best places—from stores to flash-sale sites to their own closets— to score stylish deals. Approachable and beautifully designed, The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style is the must-have accessory for 2013 and beyond.

Website: The Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

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Here is what Justin is currently reading...

"Revival: A Novel" by Stephen King

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.  

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

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The books from the last edition of "From The Hold Shelf (Or What I'm About To Read)" "Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish On A Real Girl's Budget" by Shauna Miller was okay. I adore Rachel Khoo, so I was all about "My Little French Kitchen" but "Love, Lashes & Lipstick: My Secrets For A Gorgeous, Happy Life" by Mally Roncal was my favorite out of the three. It was so interesting reading about her life and how she got started. I'd definately recommend it if you want a quick read.

November 24, 2014

Photo-An-Hour: Saturday, November 22nd...

8:00AM - Justin and I drove into Queens to go wait on line outside of Citi Field for Foo Fighters tickets.

9:00AM - Waiting in the cold.

10:00AM - Mrs. Met rocking a Foo Fighters Mets jersey.

11:00AM - Almost to the ticket window...

Made it!!!

12:00AM - My reward for standing outside int he cold for hours, Mexican food!

1:00PM - Driving back from Queens.

2:00PM - Stopped at the thrift store to get ugly sweaters. Ended up with a painting of a cock.

3:00PM-5:00PM - No photos because Justin and I took naps.

6:00PM - Driving to meet up with our friends for dinner and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

7:00PM - Waiting for our friends to show up for dinner.

8:00PM - Fish and chips that weren't that good and took forever to get.

9:00PM - H (Yes, that is her actual name) & Phil playing video games as we wait to get seats.

10:00PM - Waiting for the movie to start.

November 23, 2014

Sunday Steal...

1. Are You Celebrating Thanksgiving At Home Or Elsewhere This Year? With Whom Will You Spend Thanksgiving Day?
Justin and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving at my parents' house this    

2. What Do You Have For Breakfast On Thanksgiving?
Same thing I have every other day of the year. Tea or coffee.

3. Do You Go To A Thanksgiving Parade Or Watch One On TV?
Neither. I watch The Godfather (1972) all day long.

4. Do You Serve Appetizers, Lunch Or Snacks During The Day?
My mom typically has big bowls of fruit and nuts out and we pick on other random things.

5. What Do You Wear On Thanksgiving? 
Comfy clothing. It's normally just my parents, sister and I so we try to be comfy but with makeup on because my sister and I love Instagram.

6. What's Your Thanksgiving Table Like -- Do You Use Special Plates/Silver/Glasses, etc? Do You Have A Centerpiece? A Color Scheme? Candles?   
My mom might throw a tablecloth on the table but that's really it. Like I said, it's typically just the four of us.

7. Do You Serve Buffet-Style Or Family-Style? What Do You Have To Drink? 
Family style.

8. Once You're At The Table, Do You Say Grace Or A Toast Or Does Everyone Go Around And Say What They're Thankful For?    
None of those things. 

9. Do You Have Dessert Right After The Main Meal Or Later On?   
Later on. We digest a little and then go to town on dessert.

10. What Do You Do With Your Leftovers?
My mom makes stuff with it, like turkey pot pie. I'm honestly not a huge fan of the Thanksgiving menus because I don't eat turkey, etc.

November 21, 2014

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Twenty-One...

Here are the highlights of my last week pinning... 
(via: Style Estate)
(via: Black Milk)

As always if you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

November 20, 2014

Taking Stock | Late Sunday Steal...

Making: waves.

Cooking: bacon in the oven for the mac & cheese bar I'm having tomorrow night for our friends.

Drinking: a Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi.

Reading: some e-mails.

Wanting: a GoPro Hero 4.

Looking: out my window making sure there are no creepers (I had a creepy guy looking into my apartment from across the way Sunday night and it freaked me out).

Wasting: time.

Wishing: I was off tomorrow.

Enjoying: not being at work.

Waiting: for Justin to get home.

Liking: all of the artwork Justin & I put up in the apartment (I'll be making a post about it).

Wondering: how cold it's going to be on Saturday when Justin & I go to Citi Field for Foo Fighters tickets.

Loving: my new necklace from Urban Outfitters.

Listening: to the latest Hello Geeky podcast.

Needing: sometime to watch 90's movies because Hello Geeky made me want to watch some.

Smelling: the sweet smell of baked bacon.

Wearing: a black t-shirt from Old Navy and Forever 21 Marled Knit Joggers.

Following: no one.

Noticing: everything.

Knowing: things other people don't know.

Thinking: about the trip to Spain, Portugal & Morocco that I'm planning to go on with Erin & Day.

Feeling: just okay.

Bookmarking: recipes to try.

Opening: my mail.

Giggling: about the squirrel Go Pro video my friend posted.

Forgotten Photos From My iPhone: Food Porn Edition...

November 15, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD Giveaway...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) is coming to DVD December 16th and in honor of that I'm giving one (1) copy of the DVD away to a lucky winner.
Get ready to watch our favorite heroes in a half shell in the comfort of your own home! New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and their brilliant sensei, Splinter.  Packed with jaw-dropping action and special effects and loaded with the franchise’s signature humor, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is “fun for the whole family” (Joel Amos, Movie Fanatic).  The film also stars Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, and William Fichtner and features Johnny Knoxville as the voice of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub as the voice of Splinter.     

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include explorations of the Turtles’ latest incarnations and their sensational appearance in 3D, an extended ending, a look at the making of the hit theme song “Shell Shocked,” along with the music video and much more.  In addition, specially marked Blu-ray Combo Packs include two reversible masks featuring all four signature colors of the beloved crime-fighters.  Masks are available only while supplies last and quantities are limited.  Select retail outlets will also offer exclusive versions of the Blu-ray with collectible packaging, premiums and more.

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This post and giveaway were sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. I'll be receiving my own copy of the movie identical to the winners.