Weekend recap

Unfortunately, it is the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new week, but I love being able to look back on all the fun I had via the pictures on my iPhone. That said, here was my weekend in pics!








Great recipe for Spicy Chicken Rigatoni from http://www.href=”http://recipe”>;http://www.candcmarriagefactory.com/2012/03/spicy-chicken-rigatoni.html?m=1. I followed the recipe exactly, but when I make it next time I will only use a half tablespoon of crushed red pepper.


1/11/13 Feel Good Friday

Happy Friday!!!photo

I am so excited that Friday is finally here, it has been a looong week! Since today is Feel Good Friday I was looking forward to getting ready for the day. I have on a brand new shirt, rediscovered jewels, and a huge smile on my face. Most Fridays I will try to share┬árecipes, exercises, deals, or really anything that will us enjoy ourselves on a Friday, but today I thought I would focus more on the attitude we have. I can give you all these great ideas to have a great day, but it wont help if we aren’t in the mindset to make today a great day. That said throw on your favorite shirt, listen to your favorite song, and get excited for today! If that isn’t enough I am going to provide you with the cheesiest jokes I could find, since honestly those are my favorite types of jokes!

  1. What says “oh, oh, oh”? Santa walking backwards
  2. Why did the lion eat the tightrope walker? He wanted to have a well balanced meal
  3. A horse walks into a bar, the bartender says “why the long face?”
  4. What do you call a cow with now legs? Ground beef
  5. What do you call cheese that’s not yours? Nacho Cheese

Alright well that’s enough of that! Have a great Friday!


Good morning everyone!

Last night I tried my first little week day act to show Andrew that I am thankful for him and that I’m happy in our relationship.

Andrew called me when he was on his way home and with that I began cooking some chicken for our salad dinner and preparing a little drink for the both of us. The special part was that I put our drinks in flutes and had them sitting out, so that as soon as he walked in the door, he would see a little surprise. I wasn’t sure if such a little act of changing what I put our drinks in would make a difference, but it did! Andrew’s face lit up, hugged me tight, and thanked me. In my eyes it didn’t seem like I did all that much, but to him it showed that I was thinking about him. This just proves that it may not be the act, but the thought behind the act that can make our loved ones feel appreciated.


Along with that, I just wanted to stick to throwback Thursday and share with you some photos over the past couple years. Hopefully it’ll help you get to know me and my loved ones a little better.










Yesterday I was thinking about how I can make both my relationship with my family work as well as my relationship with Andrew. As I looked at mine and Andrew’s relationship as an outsider, I realized something that I’m sure many of you in a relationship can relate to; Andrew and I love each other that I know, but making each other feel special on a regular weekday basis seems to be difficult for us. It isn’t because we do not want to or because we lack creativity, but entering this so called real world comes with routine, which most times doesn’t include going out for a special dinner on a random Tuesday. On that thought I decided that I am going to come up with some easy ways to let your boyfriend/girlfriend feel special on an ordinary day. I’ll try out my first idea tonight and let you know how it went tomorrow. Wish me luck!


Andrew, my boyfriend, is such a large and important part of my life and I have adjusted my life plans so that we could be with each other without the stress that comes with long distance relationships. As a result, I am living away from my family, which is harder than I thought it would be. In high school I couldn’t wait to be away from my mom and the craziness that comes with having such a large family. Now, my mom and my sisters are my best friends and not being able to see them whenever I want is difficult. That said, I’m trying to figure out how I can keep both relationships work since it is too easy to allow my stress over being away from family affect my life in Buffalo with Andrew.

The first thing I have been trying to do is to call my mom and my sisters every day whether it is for a few minutes or an hour. Touching base with them makes me feel connected and also it brightens up my mood to hear from them. Second, I try to let Andrew know that I care about him and our relationship every day, so that he knows I am happy being with him even if I’m missing home. What else I can do is to make things easier is still a mystery to me, but I’m hoping ill figure it out soon.


I enjoyed a lot of the architecture and the over all feeling around the city today.