August 1, 2014

Stuck In My Head: The Glory Of Love

Yup, I have the 1986 Peter Cetera classic "Glory of Love" stuck in my head. And it's kinda mashed with the cover New Found Glory did of it back in 2000 plus images from The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera on Grooveshark

Here is New Found Glory's cover of it as a bonus!

The Glory of Love by New Found Glory on Grooveshark

Month In Review: July 2014...

♥ Attending the Stars & Stripes Festival at Belmont Park thanks to America's Best Racing.
♥ Booking a hotel in New York City for the wedding.
♥ Going Upstate for Phil's annual rafting trip.
♥ Finally seeing the end product of my Little Free Library project.
♥ Spending time in New York City with my sister, Lisa, etc.
♥ Ordering my wedding band.
♥ Spending a wonderful afternoon in Coney Island with Justin.
♥ Getting tickets to Sleep No More for my bachelorette party.
♥ Taking off the first 23 days in September for my wedding and honeymoon.

Stars & Stripes Festival At Belmont Park
The Purge: Anarchy
Little Free Libraries
Forgotten Photos From My iPhone: Meant To Instagram Edition
Greek Vacation Wishlist
Wedding Check List
Manger ♥ 
Gala Darling

"Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora
Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora) by Iggy Azalea on Grooveshark

"Latch" by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
Latch by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith on Grooveshark

Extant (2014-Present) ♥

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Ten...

Here are the highlights of my last week pinning...
(via: No Biggie)
(via: Stylish Eve)
(via: Pinterest)

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

July 31, 2014

To Change My Last Name Or To Hyphenate...

I know after reading the title of this post you guys are probably like, "Why is she even writing a blog post about this?! We have no idea what this chick's actual name is..." But I'm having a life problem right now.

Okay, so here it is... I kinda love my last name, not only because I think it's awesome but because I am very proud of my family and would like to keep our family name going as long as possible seeing as there are no males aside from my father that are left in my family with the last name. So I kinda wanna keep it by hyphenating it.

I mean, both the hyphenated and unhyphenated versions of my future name sound good. It's not like my name would be weird like Julia Gulia or something like that. But I don't know what to do.

Justin told me to do whatever makes me happiest, so he is no help on the matter. I know my father would tell me to hyphenate it because he loves our last name. So I don't know....

I know I probably didn't provide enough information for you guys to tell me what I should do, but you guys can still tell me your thoughts on name hyphenation. Lemme know what you think.

August Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo a day list Fat Mum Slim made for August...
How to take part in August photo-a-day:
1. Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.
2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FMSphotoaday You can also share on your blog or on Facebook ... or even keep the photos privately for yourself.
3. Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.      

July 30, 2014

Little Free Libraries Inspire...

As you may or may not know I was recently able to complete my pet project and got my library, in conjunction with our city, to put up Little Free Libraries on the local boardwalk as a community outreach project -- Which you can read about here. But what I didn't mention was that the Little Free Libraries were featured in some newspapers and on various community Facebook pages.

Since the articles were printed we've been getting a lot of positive feedback from the community but nothing compares to what I just heard. I literately just received a phone call from an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn who had seen the newspaper article and was so inspired by it that she wanted to contact me to ask me how she could do the same thing in her community.

After explaining to her that Little Free Libraries are a thing and that like her, I had seen a newspaper article on one and felt compelled to make it a thing in my community, I told her how long it took me, how much they cost, how many people I had to go through, etc. And I let her know that I'd provide her with any information and/or support she needed to make her Little Free Library dreams come true and that when she gets hers I will be in Brooklyn to see it.

I cannot tell you how amazing it was to get that phone call today and to be able to help another person who feels as strongly as I do about being able to give to the community and have books available for those who might not other wise be able to get their hands on them.

I feel so awesome right now.

July 28, 2014

Stuck In My Head: Here In My Room...

Yesterday while my sister and I were driving back and forth from Queens, she had on an Incubus Pandora station and since I heard "Here In My Room" I've had it stuck in my head.

Here In My Room by Incubus on Grooveshark

Wedding Check List...

Since the wedding is less than two months away and I need to get my shit together, I thought that I'd post the wedding checklist that I've come up with on here so I know where it is and so I can get some input.

Some of the above are in the works. Like I have a hair and makeup trial booked for August 10th, we ordered our wedding rings but they aren't in yet, I took off half of Friday to get our marriage license, I've jotted down things for my vows and I've been collecting brooches since day one.

If there is anything you think I need to add to my list let me know! I would really love some advice from people who have done this before.

July 27, 2014

Engagement Ringless...

I'm having a first world problem right now. So, yesterday Justin and I drove up to White Plains to go to the jewelery store that he bought my engagement ring from because we ordered the matching wedding band from them and the company that make the rings did the professional thing and sent sapphire samples down to the jewelery store so that the sapphires in my wedding band could match the sapphires in my engagement ring as close as possible (Holy run on sentence Batman).

This was all awesome and great, but none of the sapphires matched. For some reason I had gotten some particularly dark sapphires in my ring (Like they are so dark people think that my ring is white and black diamonds in certain lighting) and none of the sapphires matched. The owner of the store tried to insist that I get a certain shade that they had there but I could see the difference and both Justin and I knew that I'd have mini OCD fits over the sapphires not matching for the rest of my life if I listen to the jewelery store lady. So I had to give my engagement ring to the jewelery store to send back to the jewelers so they could properly match the sapphires.

So I am ringless for the next five weeks and I am so sad. I actually had to go find a ring in my jewelery box when I got home to wear on my ring finger so I don't try to touch my ring and bug out because its not there. I know I only got the ring in May but I am seriously distraught and I know it's a stupid thing to be upset about. I mean, I know in the long run I'll be happy because I'll be wearing these rings forever and since they took the ring I told them to resize it because it was half a size too big, so silver lining? I'm being ridiculous, I know but I had to get it out.