Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The postcards, depicting patriotic scenes and hometown images, were selected from a pool of entries from children across the country.
All you have to do is click on your favorite design and either select the message that best expresses your sentiment or draft a personal note. The postcards are then printed on the Xerox iGen3® Digital Production Press and mailed in care packages by military support organization Give2TheTroops®.To date, more than 12,000 postcards have been mailed to soldiers. With the launch of www.LetsSayThanks.com, more soldiers can expect to receive messages from home.--
Xerox is committed to helping people across the nation express their gratitude to our troops overseas. The launch of this program is aimed at reminding them how much Americans appreciate their service.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have been doing a lot of shopping at BabiesRUs lately as my sister is due in March. All I have to say is that I am so saddened and very, very disappointed with your store in the past few weeks! Every time I have tried to purchase something for my sister, at your store or over the phone, there has been a problem and a VERY rude employee at the other end of the situation. Numerous times things have been left out of the bag and I have had to return to the store to pick up the items. When I present the registry they forget to scan it and then I needed to return to the store to return the items and then repurchase them. It i so apparent that your employees do not value your customers with the way they speak to your customers in store as well as over the phone. Having a baby is supposed to be an exciting time for a family! Picking out baby clothes, toys, furniture, and accessories is also a huge part of that preparation. But when it is nothing but a hassle followed by a headache with no one polite to help you it becomes discouraging. I should want to shop at your store, not turn around and go somewhere else to buy gifts because I know I will be treated better. What should keep me coming back with everything that my family has experienced? I thought you should how one of your customers feels!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
- 2 packages frozen, chopped spinach - thawed
- 2 cans of quartered artichokes in water, chopped finely
- 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of light mayo
- 1 TBLS of Crushed Redpepper
- Half of a yellow onion, diced finely
- dash of black pepper, salt, and garlic powder
Drain the water from the spinach and the artichokes. Add mayo, cheese, spices, and onion, mix well and place in a baking dish. Put in a preheated oven (350 degrees) and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and brown on top.
I served it with Tortilla Chips, Melba Toast, & Pita Chips... If you like tomatoes then you can deseed a tomato and chop it up and put right on top after it comes out of the oven. Not only does it add color but it makes it taste yummy as well... Enjoy!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I will always remember this day... I will always remember this day so perfectly in my head; like it was just yesterday!!
This picture was taken 3 days prior(which happens to be Brian's Birthday) from my friend who was up in a helicopter watching a boat race. It is so eerie to see - knowing now that the building would be gone in 3 days!
I decided to go into work early that day! I took the 6:50 Express train to the city and arrived at Penn Station in about an hour! I got off of the train and picked up a strawberry scone and carton of OJ for breakfast... ( I was single at the time and much younger) So, when I saw 3 HOT firefighters outside I felt compelled to spark up conversation. We chatted for a minute while I waited for a cab.. i was lazy that day and didn't feel like walking.. Then they got a call and said they had to go.. Little did I know that those firefighters were being called to the World Trade Center because a plane crashed through one of the towers..
I decided to give my mom an early morning phone call just to say hello. She was watching the news.. We talked for a few minutes and then I had to go! She was watching the news and mentioned something about a plane crash in city. After we hung up the phone she said she tried calling me back, but the phone line was busy for the rest of the day. She always says she wishes she told me to get back on the train(that's what she tried to call me back, she said she knew somwthing was wrong.)
The girl infront of me, waiting for a cab, was stressed because she was late for a meeting at The Trade Center. Little did she know that her being late could have saved her life! There were no cabs in sight so I decided my lazy ass should start walking. I still can remember hearing all of the police and fire sirens as I walked the New York City streets and made my way to my building.
So as I got to my building on Broadway, I took the elevator up to the 44th floor and when i got off I noticed the building was empty, more empty then usual. As I walked through the halls I came to the TV's and watched as the The Tower burned, smoke pouring out!
I went to my bosses desk, wrote her a note staing I was in and that I was going to head back to Jersey. I had no idea what was going on - but I new it wasn't good.
I headed down and out and I hoped in to a cab. The was one of the scariest parts of the day. As I rode alone to Penn Station the cab driver (of different descent) muttered under his breathe and laughed about how "we finally got them" how "we finally did it" how "we finally brought them down." He started speaking another language and began to chant - I started to cry and asked him to pull over.. I wanted out! I paid and got out of the cab and walked the rest of the way!
I rushed into Penn Station with the rest of the crowd, found my train, boarded and then took a BIG sigh of relief - I was headed back home! I felt safe! Then, all of the lights went out and over the loud speaker a voice came on saying to Exit the train, to walk quietly, and exit Penn Station. I exited the train and saw Police Men and Bomb sniffing dogs everywhere.
I am not a very trusting person - but for some reason during this chaotic mess i started to talk to this older gentleman that lived in Jersey. He was a lawyer in New York, also on the train with me trying to get home. Little did we know we'd be stuck in the city all day long. He took me under his wing(I was all alone in the city that day) - we sat on the street with thousands of other people and shared his walkman radio to listen to news updates. He even bought me lunch. At one point we decided to walk and as we made our way I will never forget this, he said "look" and pointed as we watched the tower collapse. We watched the smoke pour up onto all of the other buildings! I felt such sadness...
I finally made it home on the 5:30 train and headed back to New Jersey.. I rode the whole way with the lawyer I spent the entire afternoon with until he got off at his stop. He is a man I will never forget. Like I mentioned I am not the most trusting person when it comes to strangers; but this man was incredible and really helped me out during this horrible day!
I often think about 9/11 and those firefighters. I wonder if they made it out ok, I wonder if they were killed...I wonder about the lawyer - I wonder if he thinks of me on that day!
Do you remember where you were on 9/11?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)
Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
So things have been really good in these parts. The renovation in Brian's building should be completed in about a month or so, give or take a little.. It's crazy because I never thought that broken down, skeleton of a building would ever take shape. It has been 3 years in the making... If you don't know what I'm talking about I'll explain.
Brian and his brother have owned this building(2 finished commercial spaces on the 1st floor, which are rented) and 4 unfinished apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors.. He has been working on them for 3 years doing a little bit at a time when the money was available... Now he has been concentrating on them and they will be done SOOOO soon.. and I can't wait! Once they are rented I can see the stress in Brian disappear and then hopefully we can move forward.. Woo-Hoo... I'm just so happy for him but this was something weighing so heavily on him.. And now to have it almost done and rented is HUGE!!!!
We were talking about how exciting of a time it's going to be once it is rented and how nice it will be for him to be bringing in extra gauranteed money... He told me that in the Spring we'll take a nice relaxing VaCay... I told him I liked sparkly jewelry, especially ones you can wear on your left ring finger, lol....
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It's the," I have to go back to school and I hate it" blues...
This summer I truly enjoyed the quiet time... And all of my time with Lola.. It was soo awesome being away from work...
So now I've started the countdown til the last day of school, lol.. 10 months and counting......
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
You have a chance to win the "Ultimate Dog Food Sampler Pack." And the great thing is that Luke's will gear it towards the person that wins.
To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. For an additional entry Blog about the Giveaway on your personal blog or website. AND for another entry visit Luke's HERE.
The drawing will run until Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:59 PM EST so make sure you get yuour entries in because you WILL NOT want to miss this one. The winner will be picked from random.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Now for the GIVEAWAY
Lola and I recently received an awesome hoodie from Rockstar-Puppy. Rockstar Puppy Boutique Offers Designer Gifts & Accessories for Dogs and their Masters. Jessica, the Founder & President is a mom to twins and doggie parent of two Chinese Cresteds. A pet lover searching for a "one stop" designer dog shopping site.
They are located in Jamestown , NY and there Phone # is 716.499.8960.
They have awesome things like stylish collars , fashionable harnesses, cool beds, and very unique crates, and trendy clothes for those of you that like to dress up your pup. You should really check this site out if you have a pup or know someone that does, it's really great! The hoodie that Lola is wearing is great and will be especially great in the cooler weather. Bulldogs are very sensitive to the heat and the cold so this will be great for me to put on her in the Fall, especially since we are living on the beach. It feels very soft and Lola loved wearing it!
Here is your chance to win a hoodie for your pup. You can gain up to 5 entries.
To enter the giveaway visit Rockstar Puppy and tell me something you like on the site, then leave a comment on this post.
For an extra entry become a follower of my Blog.
For another entry follow me on Twitter and post about it.
And finally for an extra 2 entries Blog about this Giveaway on your site. Make sure you let me know so I can come and check it our.
The Giveaway will run until Monday, August 3, 2009 at 11:59 EST. So get your entires in!!
Boys logo on a black hoodie (metallic silver)
So go check out their site it's amazing! I promise you won't be disappointed - you'll want to order 1 of everything... Now go get your entries in - and GOOD LUCK!!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Check it out on Showtime, Monday Nights @ 10:30.... It's pretty good!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I know a lot of you reading my blog don't live in NJ or the surrounding area but MANY OF YOU DO!!! I check my Google Reader everyday and a TON of people are from NJ, NY, & PA...
***PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP***
EVERYONE CAN HELP EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN NEW JERSEY
PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG ALONG WITH THEIR PICTURES...
Oliver was someone's puppy. The breeders were petsitting him while his very, VERY now devastated owners were on vacation. They want him back - no questions asked just returned safely.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Go to the beach, go for a ride on the Harley (weather permitting), attend a 1st B-day Party, Have dinner & drinks with good friends.
Going to the beach, and RELAX ALL DAY LONG.
I am sooo happy we have no plans for Sunday. I love days when we can just relax. Since we are living right on the beach we can go back and forth.. Brian and I don't like staying at the beach alllll day long. We both get bored so we do like an hour at a time. Which is good especially since we got Lola. We go back and forth, take her out, get some lunch, have a few drinks. It really is a good situation and so conveniant especially since beach parking is always crazy!!
What about you? Any big plans this weekend?
Whatever you do I hope it's a good one! ENJOY :)