Life Lately

Life Lately…

Life Lately

Current TV show…..Orange Is the New Black

Current nail polish...Essie Peach Side Babe

Current read...Inferno

Current obsession…white flowers. I want to buy a vase full for my bedside table and my desk.

Current interest...crafting, more specifically making homemade cards. Brian’s sister does this all the time, but I caught the bug after seeing the cute stationery made by Emily Schuman over at Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Current beauty buy… Great Lash mascara by Maybelline. I used to buy this all the time, but recently got away from it. I haven’t been happy with the other brands I’ve tried so I’m back to an oldie, but goodie.

Pick a category and tell me what’s going on in your life lately.


4 Summer Nail Looks

Anyone who’s been reading this blog for some time knows that I’m a nail polish addict. I love experimenting with new shades and I can’t resist a walk down the nail polish aisle at any drug store.

Now that it’s summer, I’ve swapped out my pastels for brighter, richer shades like coral, peach and tropical reds. Here are four of my favorite colors this season.

Essie Peach side babe

Essie: Peach Side Babe, photo: Essie Envy

OPI Cajun Shrimp

OPI Cajun Shrimp

OPI Alpine SnowOPI Alpine Snow

Essie Bachelorette Bash

Essie Bachelorette Bash

If you’re looking for recommendations, my favorite nail polish brands are Essie, OPI and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. My favorite top/base coat is Top 2 Bottom by Orly.

What are your favorites?


A New Opportunity

I have some big news that’s been keeping me pretty busy for the last two months or so. Next Monday, I’ll be starting a new job. I’m leaving my position as an editor at the magazine where I’ve worked for about three years now. I got that job right out of school so this will be my first time making the leap somewhere else.

It’s going to be a pretty big change for me because I’m leaving the magazine world behind and taking a position as a Marketing Content Specialist at a new company a little farther away than I work now. Between job hunting, interviewing, work-related trips and wrapping up at my old job I wasn’t able to find the time to hop on over here and say hi to you all, but I did miss my blog friends a lot!

I’m so excited to start my new position. I’m a big believer in never letting yourself get too comfortable. You have to stretch yourself to learn new skills and grow in order to advance your career. This new job is definitely a position where I can do all of those things. Friday will mark the end of what I expect to be an emotional week as I say goodbye to my coworkers and friends.

Wish me luck!


5 Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Monday

Hey guys! Long time no see. Since nobody likes a Monday morning, I thought I’d pop in and share a few quotes to help get you moving. I know I’m going to need it along with a giant ass cup of coffee.hustleI’m loving this quote right now especially since I seem to be going through a very busy patch in my work/home life, but in the end I know it will all pay off. I just have to keep chugging along.

motivational quote

Attitude is everything…so true, but such hard advice to follow sometimes.

push yourself quote

Love, love, love this! You always have to keep pushing yourself. That’s how you find success.



Have a great day everyone! Here’s to an awesome week :).


Little Pleasures: Mother’s Day Weekend, a Movie and More

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. My posting schedule has been sporadic to say the least this past week and I’m not sure it’s going to get any better in the near future. Things are crazy, crazy, crazy around here, but I’m still committed to putting together some great content for you guys, just not as often as I used to, at least not for now. Thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me and please continue to check in a few days a week!

Now, for some weekend highlights:


Friday Brian and I saw The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I thought it was a little long, but overall I enjoyed the movie. I’ve never seen the first Avengers film and I don’t know much about Marvel Comics, but I didn’t need to. The movie stands on its own. For me, the highlight of the movie was Elizabeth Olsen who played the Scarlet Witch. I was obsessed with the Olsen twins as a kid and Elizabeth is their younger sister so I thought that was pretty neat. I guess talent runs in the family.


Saturday, I did some last minute mother’s day shopping and during a trip to the Hallmark store I stumbled across these beauties. Red Sox and wine? Yes, please! I didn’t buy these glasses, but I sure did think about it!


Oscar’s new thing is to jump onto our headboard while we’re sleeping. He looks like such a creep in this picture. It cracks me up! What’s not so funny? When Oscar decides to jump down from the headboard onto either me or Brian. That’s not the best way to be woken up.


Mother’s day was in the 90’s here so I had the opportunity to break out my new breezy maxi dress and pair it with a red mani. Brian and I spent the day with both of our mothers. We went to his parents first for lunch and presents followed by plenty of time lounging on their deck. Around 3:00 we headed to my parent’s house for a cookout and more deck time. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures. I was too busy trying not to melt lol. It was a great weekend, but like usual, it went by too quickly.

Have a great Monday everyone, I will see you soon!

What’s one highlight from your weekend?

Uncategorized · weekends

Some Not So Good News…But At least It Was a Good Weekend

I’ve missed you party people! Did everyone have a good weekend? Mine was spent indulging in the beautiful summer-like weather we had here, but before I get into the details I want to start with some not so great news. I got into a car accident on my way home from work on Thursday and it was a bad one. I’m fine and the other person involved is OK too, but my airbags deployed and my car is a mess so I won’t be driving my beloved Rogue anytime soon. I’m just happy nobody was injured. Being without my car is only a minor inconvenience considering things could have been a lot worse.

Now that we got that unpleasantness out of the way, onto happier things! Saturday night Brian and I met a coworker and her boyfriend at Volturno Pizza in Worcester.

Volturno Pizza

Photo source: (Volturno Pizza)

The restaurant is known for its Neapolitan style pizza. The crust is light and airy and the toppings are incredibly fresh. Pictured above is the Volturno pizza with three different kinds of cheeses, tomato sauce and arugula. Brian also added bacon and sausage to his pizza. I forgot to take a picture of mine, but I ordered the Capri pizza and it was delish!

We followed up dinner with a quick stop at Sweet, a dessert bar on the same street. We each got one of their amazing cupcakes before calling it a night. I chose a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting and Brian had carrot cake.


Photos sources: ( worcesterscene.commass live)

Sunday we went to Brian’s parents’ house for lunch and sat on the deck to enjoy the gorgeous weather. It had to have been at least 75 outside and the next few days in the Boston area are going to be in the 80s. I can’t wait!

Speaking of things I can’t wait for, I’m taking a Pure Barre class at 5:30 tonight with my favorite instructor. That will give me something to look forward to even if I do have a case of the Mondays.

Have a great day everyone. I will see you all tomorrow!

Tell me one thing you did this weekend