Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Eve Supper & Christmas Day

I love Christmas time and the memories each year holds ! We had a wonderful Christmas eve supper at my sisters house and each year we traditionally have lobster tail and Filet Mignon. I don't like seafood and I don't care for steak so my sister orders me pizza every year..hehe !!



My sister and I at her house.

The decorations are so lovely !




Notice all of the surf and Turf and then there is my pizza...don't judge !

My sister said to me only you would be eating pizza off of a Lenox plate !  hehe


Then came Christmas Day


My sister at my parents home ...

being silly !


We had a great time with our cousins !


Then it came time to open our gifts and we had so many to open and I usually take pictures while we open our gifts but I was so excited I just took a few.
On top of getting lots of clothes, gift cards to my favorite stores,leather gloves, beautiful scarf set, fabulous purses and much more here are some of my favorite gifts...


Beautiful guess watch with swarovski crystals on the face the picture does it no justice it's so sparkly I love it !



I needed new speakers for my iphone4 and ipod so I was super excited about this !



Then my parents surprised my sister and I and her husband and they said by the way we have one more gift for you guys and we all opened the box and were completely shocked ! All 3 of us got ipads wifi+3g ! We were so excited and still are. My parents rock ! I love them so much !

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and made lots of memories !
Have a great New Year !













Monday, December 27, 2010

Company Christmas Party 2010

I am a little late updating you guys on my company Christmas party which took place a few weeks ago. I was really looking forward to going because last year was so much fun ! I got a new dress which I thought was different from what I would normally wear and I don't know why I didn't get a full body shot because I wore the cutest ankle boots with it ! I ended up getting there super late and there wasn't nearly as many people there as it was last year ! It just wasn't the same. There was only a few people there that I really talk to like that and the rest of it was a BIG YAWN !!

There was a few people there that had a little too much to drink and I should have you tubed it but you know how it goes putting people on YouTube and they have no idea...umm ya ..lol. I should have snuck and took some pictures. It was quite entertaining and unfortunately that was the only entertainment for the night. I don't think I am going to go next year.

Here are some pictures I took with friends at the party !




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jewelry Fun

This holiday season has been very busy for me at my Etsy Shop ! My friend and I have been having fun filling orders and these are some of the things we have been working on !













All of our hand stamped pieces are sterling silver and we love making them and as we continue to work we continue to grow in our craft. After the new year we will be taking more classes to educate ourselves on the latest techniques and that is always exciting !

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Relationships Suck....

Why do relationships have to be so difficult ? I mean really ? The new dude that I have been dating for the past 2 months is now not going to my company Christmas party with me tomorrow. Why ? Because we got in a huge argument and we decided it's best for us to start from scratch and to be friends. As difficult as it was I think that is best for us right now. I am still going to go to the Christmas party and I am still going to have fun ! I do think that if we really get to know each other it would be better for us going into a relationship, however he has some things he needs to work on and so do I so it sucks and that's that but I am sort of over thinking about it. I didn't end up meeting his friends like we were suppose to but I didn't think that would be right after we decided to be " just friends " . He calls me everyday and we talk but I am not sure where all of this is going and at this point I am not sure we make a match. I am going to stop writing about it now because there is no telling if he reads this..ha ha !

Anyway, I mailed out my handmade Christmas cards a few days ago and I should have taken a picture of them so you can see how beautiful they turned out. I am still not ready for Christmas yet for I still have shopping to do. Oh well this is life..I guess ?!?!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Giveaway 2010 Gash Jewels

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How Founder of Hobby Lobby Achieved Success - Guideposts

How Founder of Hobby Lobby Achieved Success - Guideposts

I was literally in tears after I read this story. I have been shopping from Hobby Lobby for over 10 years and I love the store and this story has made me love the store even more !! I had no idea this is how it all started. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story ! I have been stuck behind a desk for 9 years and my true passion is making jewelry and I buy a lot of my supplies from HL. I just now realized I need to serve people and give back more to the community perhaps I can do that with my jewelry which will lead me away from this desk in which I have been stuck for 9 years ! I hope this story will touch you the way it has touched my heart ! God is good and I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this story this morning !!
God Bless and Happy Holidays to all !

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meeting The Friends...

It has been about 2 months since I have met the new dude or as I like to call him my new boo and I am meeting some of his friends this weekend. I am so nervous about it. He is dorky and it's cute so I know his friends will be too..lol ! But it is always awkward when you go into a situation and you don't anyone except for the person you are there with. Then next weekend he is going to my company Christmas party with me so he gets to meet my co-workers so this past weekend we went shopping so he can get a suit to wear next week. The suit is so sexy if I must say so myself  **wink**!

It's sort of weird because we are now getting to the point where we are introducing each other to people we know and love. I am excited that we are getting to know each other and things are working out. He such a sweet heart and he is funny in his own way.

I still haven't decided if it's time for him to meet "the parents " and " the sister "yet ? My sister invited him over for Christmas eve dinner and my parents will be there which is in just a few short weeks. I just don't know, that would be a huge step and he is down for it but I don't know if I am yet or not. My sister keeps pressuring me because she really wants to meet him and whenever I am over her house and he calls me she grabs the phone from me and starts talking to him...she is totally nutty..lol !! So we shall see what the future holds. I will keep you guys posted.

Till then I need to get some last minute Christmas shopping done...and I mean last minute. I haven't even started yet...I am so late about it this year ..yeeks !

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Snapped Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Necklace Giveaway

I wanted to do a holiday giveaway with my favorite necklace ! It would make a perfect gift for a friend or yourself ! The Giveaway runs from today December 6th to Saturday December 11th. The hand stamped sterling silver necklace is valued at $30 by my etsy shop Gash Jewels !


One lucky Winner will receive

The necklace is on a sterling silver 18 " ball chain and a 3/4th sterling silver pendant that says I snapped with a camera charm.

Please note this is not a toy and is not intended for very young children.


This giveaway is for U.S and Canadian residents only !




The rules are simple:

  1. You must be an existing follower or become a new follower of this blog (please leave me the name you are following me under)
  2. Leave a comment with a current e-mail address and your favorite item in my etsy shop
  3. For one extra entry follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway linking back to this post and when you leave a comment leave your Twitter User name with e-mail
  4. For two extra entries become a fan on Gash Jewels fan page on facebook. Just search Gash Jewels on fb and become a fan !

If you do not leave your e-mail address when you leave a comment you will be disqualified. So don't forget to leave an email so we can reach you !

Good Luck and you will have 24hrs to respond to the email, if you do not respond with in 24 hours another winner will be chosen, so don't forget to check your email. The winner will be announced on Sunday or early Monday !




Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My New Crush Update

I hope everyone enjoyed there Thanksgiving ! I can't believe tomorrow is already December , my how time flies !

I wanted to give you guys an update on the birthday weekend I spent with my new boo the weekend before last. I know you all are probably scratching your heads because I have had at least three updates on my birthday. My NYC/ AC trip and then the Hilton Head trip which was last week with my family and of course the romantic weekend I spent with my new crush !! Hahaha I know , I know but hey you only live once, so why not live it up...right ?!?!!

The last update I left you with about my new crush was me gushing about how I was excited to spend the weekend with him before I left for Hilton Head.

Well I get there and I walk in and he has cupcakes sitting there on his kitchen table for me with a card. It was so cute because he actually attempted to make me cupcakes and this is the way they turned out.

 He tried...I ended up having cupcake toppers is what I call it. I guess he didn't grease the bottom of the pan so they fell apart and he cut the bottom half of the cupcakes off and just iced the top...he is just too cute !! It meant a lot to me that is even tried. Plus they were really good !


Then we sat and watched TV for a while and he started on dinner. Now everyone that has been following me from the beginning knows that I am a picky eater and I let him know that in advance. For me to venture out and even try his food was huge for me. I requested something on the healthy side and he made it happen. He cooked a delicious spicy chicken, there was two different kinds and they were both really tasty and yellow rice and string beans and a yummy biscuit ! I was very impressed !
It looks good...doesn't it !! After dinner we drank some Sangria..which is one of my favorite wines. After that we watched some t.v and the rest is not rated PG....haha let me stop playing with you..or am I ?!!?!! LOL

Football was on that night and I was getting sleepy so I went to bed while he stayed up and watched football all night. When I woke up the next morning he was already upstairs cooking breakfast for me and he brought me breakfast in bed. He is just the sweetest ! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day but I only eat it on the weekends because during the middle of the week I don't have time to eat breakfast. However the weekend is a whole other story and I am so picky when it comes to my eggs. I like them fluffy with a half a piece of cheese. He made them to my liking which is rare because my dad is the egg King and he made them almost as tasty as my dad so I was so thrilled !

 Everything is perfect and I really like him ! I am also thrilled because he knows how to cook because I don't !! I just bake from time to time. He said we will start having date night so he can teach me how to cook.. I think he is a keeper !!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving In My Neck Of The Woods

I am taking part in Mama Kat's Writer Workshop

I wanted to share a photo of our Thanksgiving meal from our Hilton Head Condo...


Main Course Three Meats


All the side dishes..8 sides

We were all so stuffed we didn't set out all of the desserts to take a picture of, but we had 5 different desserts..yummy !!

Happy Thanksgiving !

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving in Hilton Head

Hello All,

The birthday girl is reporting to you live from Hilton Head, SC ! We arrived yesterday on my birthday and the weather is just right ! Once we got all settled in everyone sang happy birthday to me and my parents surprised me and got me the camera I wanted !! I am so excited.


I got the dual view Samsung camera. It has a screen on the front of the camera so you will never cut off your head when you try and take your own picture which is something I do all the time. I love it !

After the excitement of my new gift, today we went on a long bike ride on the beach. It was a great work out and now we have some down time before we go to a seafood restaurant for supper tonight !

I can't wait to eat Thanksgiving supper tomorrow and spend time with my family ! I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and don't forget the true meaning of it all, be Thankful !!

Happy Turkey Day and God Bless

Friday, November 19, 2010

FreeStyle Friday : Celebration

Freestyle Friday is my thing I do from time to time. Freestyle Friday is all about freestyling what is on your mind.  If you would like to play along Freestyle your heart away on your blog and just link back to me.


It is all about celebrating my birthday ! I celebrated last week in NYC and this weekend I get to spend time with my new boo ! He lives in the mountains with really pretty scenery and he is getting me yummy cupcakes and cooking me dinner and we are just going to chill and watch movies. I am looking forward to it !

Next week is my actual birthday, Tuesday to be exact and that is the day we are leaving for Hilton Head for Thanksgiving. It will be fun ! We will be bike riding on the beach and just hanging out and of course shopping !! I love the holidays and I will be sure to leave you guys with an update while I am away next week. Till then have fun this weekend for tomorrow is never promised, so live it up !

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My NYC/AC B-Day Trip

I am back from my mini vacation to my favorite city ! I had so much fun on vacation with my friends and family. There is no better city then NYC the energy is amazing and you need that change of pace sometimes !

I had everything planned once I arrived and as usual nothing went as planned but that is what vacation is all about.  The Borgata was so pretty... love that Casino !! There was lots to do there and the room was gorgeous ! I won 37 bucks whoop , but lost 50 ! I don't even know why I gambled that much all on the penny slots...lol !


 Our View from the Borgata Casino was absolutely amazing !!

 I love Times Square there is always a ton of people and the atmosphere is electric !  



 I enjoyed spending time with my cousin and my bff ! They are the best !



We shopped,ate and drank and that is what makes a vacation ! Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to go see the play Wicked because they didn't have that at the half ticket price booth and we didn't know that or else we would have got them online. They said they never have Wicked or Lion King half off ...so now I know for next time. I also didn't see anything that screamed my name to bring back for my readers so I apologize about that but as promised I will still do a giveaway after Thanksgiving and it will be fabulous !!
Enjoy the rest of your week..smooches xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Off to Atlantic City and New York

I am so excited that my birthday trip has finally arrived ! I am leaving early tomorrow morning and the first stop Atlantic City ! I am so not a gambler but I sure will be sitting at the slot machines acting like a pro !
Then the rest of the weekend I will be spending it in NYC shopping until I drop and I am really excited about seeing the play " Wicked " !! I will being take a short Hiatus from the blog world until I get back. I also didn't forget about my readers and as promised I will bring you something back and do a little giveaway before Thanksgiving !! I will make sure it's something super cute !!

I know you all will miss me ...**wink..wink ** so follow me on twitter !! I will be sure to keep updates and twitpics for sure !

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I also mentioned in my last post that I wasn't going to see the guy that I was dating for a few weeks but we actually went out over the weekend and he is just so sweet and so cute that I really realized that I like him a lot. I just haven't felt like this about a dude in a really long time so I think I was sort of trying to distance myself from him but realized I need to be open to change and give him a chance. I can't wait to see him next weekend. He is going to have something planned for me for my birthday so I can't wait to see what he comes up with !

I will leave you with something completely random. I was shopping at Wally World last week and saw this...

I thought I really like Wild Cherry Pepsi and the packaging was just so darn cute I figured what the heck and I bought it ! Well first off it doesn't taste like wild cherry Pepsi as a matter of fact it doesn't taste like anything. So it is safe to say this lip gloss is NOT popping !! Plus it dried my lips out and it has no moisture in it at all. I think this just might be for kids !!

Anyway I can't wait to update you guys when I get back have a great rest of the week !!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November

Wow I can't believe it is already November. My favorite month of the year and also one of the most busy months for me. Not to mention it's also my birthday month !! My friend Pinky is in visiting and I am going to try and get an update for you guys. She has a lot going on and a lot has changed since the last update.

This past weekend was fun. I went on the third date with the dude I have been gushing over. It was nice but didn't go quite as expected. I don't know really what to say it was nothing in particular it's just he is a little needy maybe and just to much. I just want to have fun right now so I just told him we need to slow down. I am not sure if I want anything to serious right now. I am taking a short hiatus from him and will see him in a couple of weeks. That is just what I feel is right for now.

Next week is finally the week I get to go up north to NYC and AC to celebrate my birthday a little early with my bff and cousin. I can not wait, I am so excited !! I am dying to shop and I can't wait to go see the Broadway play "Wicked " ! We are also going to do dinner and going out one night so I am looking forward to my long weekend away next week !

I will bring you all something back from NYC like I did last year and then I will do a little giveaway in about 2 weeks. Since we finally switched over to our new product at Gash Jewels we are going to host a giveaway for a hand stamped piece. Check out the shop and let me know what your favorites are.

Once I get back I will be home for a week and then I am off to Hilton Head to Celebrate Thanksgiving for the week and that is actually my birthday week ! Busy Busy month but fun none the less.

Chat with you all soon...

Smooches xoxo

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Birthdays, Baby Showers and A Date !

It would be wonderful to have an assistant to book all of my events that I go to every weekend so I won't forget. I guess that is what my iphone 4 is for. I am sure they have an app for people that can't remember there schedule..hah ! However I am happy that I remembered these events because I had fun.


First up...my young buck friend Bella aka Snooki had a birthday and she sure knows how to celebrate. She was popping bottles all night long ! She looked amazing and she was the star for the evening !


Popping the first bottle




Blowing out her candle..


And going for the second bottle !


Then being cute with her boo...awwww !!

All is all the night was uber fun and I am glad that Bella had a blast !! Happy 25'th Snook !


This past weekend I had a baby shower and they are always fun. My sisters friend that she went to high school with...aww where does the time go. I still can't believe they are not in high school anymore and most of them are married with children. I still look at them all as being my baby sisters.



It's pretty cool that my sister ( the one in yellow) and all of her friends are still good friends after all these years !!

My sister helped host the event and got crafty and made cake pops !! I am so proud of her for making them all by hand !! They came out sooo cute and super sweet !



Another friend made the cupcakes !


After all the food and treats came all of the gifts !




So happy for the adorable couple !!


Last and certainly not least was my date !! It was our second date this past weekend and I was really impressed with him. He is so cute and so polite and I am totally crushing on him. He took me to this restaurant called Cheeky. It was a Mexican restaurant that had these huge windows that are open to the outside so it brings a little bit of outdoors inside. It was nice and the food was yummy ! I also thought it was cute that they had wooden menu's !


(sorry about the picture being sideways ) It wouldn't let me fix it

After we finished dinner we went to go see the movie " Social Network " The Facebook movie and it was pretty good. I just joined facebook this year so I didn't know about all the history but it was a good movie. After that we said good night and this weekend will make our 3'rd date ! I am honestly excited and I can't wait to share.