Sunday, February 24, 2013


I am sure most of you are aware that we recently had a blizzard. The morning of the blizzard Joe and I went to work as normal, Joe was able to get home before it got too bad but I ended up spending the night at my friends house close to work. Here are just some of the photos from the day after:

The storm was not as bad as they said it was going to be for our area but I sure had a good time freeing my car!

All in all Nemo just made things a little difficult but nothing crazy. So far I have experienced a hurricane and blizzard and all in my first year in NY. Lets hope I've seen the worst of it!

Friday, February 15, 2013

It's the Simple Things...

Sometimes there are things in your life that give you that feel good feeling. Living in California most of my life I was used to the usual way apartments looked, but when we moved to New York we were able to rent a little apartment that had a ton of character. Even though our apartment is on the smaller side we feel so at home here. One thing in this house that I love (and I am sure I've mentioned this before) is our bookshelf. I love that it is always changing as we get more books or put up holiday cards. Lets take a look at what it looked like when we moved in compared to now:



Whats your favorite thing in your house?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

These days there are so many blogs and websites promising the best discounts and deals on everything from soap to shoes, but I think I have found a real winner. I signed up for months ago but never really found the time to explore the website. Last week at work my co-worker was talking about it and mentioned that there are actually extremely good deals. I wondered onto the website a couple days ago and was shocked to see some of the deals being offered. Here is an example:

If you know me you know I am a sucker for a good deal and rarely purchase items at full price, so this is my dream place to shop. This website operates a little differently than others, they hold events everyday for specific brands and those deals are only offered for about 48 hours. There is also a limit on how many of one item is available. They offer deals for women, men, kids, jewelry, and more.

I just wanted to share the wealth, enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

50 Book Pledge 2013: Update

So as I posted previously I have taken on the challenge to read 50 books in 2013. As of right now I have read 6 books and am on track to reaching my goal. I am sure my pace will slow down considering I am one week into spring semester but we will just have to see what happens. The books I was able to read this year so far are:

4 out of 5 smiles – An enjoyable read

4 out of 5 smiles – An enjoyable read

4 out of 5 smiles – An enjoyable read

3 out of 5 smiles – I Liked It

3 out of 5 smiles – I Liked It
5 out of 5 smiles - A must read

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Favorite Dish

I have recently gotten back into the kitchen and started testing out some new recipes. Using Joe as my tester I think we found a new keeper.

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake

You can find the recipe here.

The Budget Bytes Blog has amazed me again. There has been talk about her releasing a cookbook and you can bet I will be purchasing it. Enjoy this recipe and make sure to check out her blog for hundreds of amazing, easy, wallet friendly recipes.