Weekend Review

Hey guys!

How was your weekend? We had a pretty busy (but fun!) one over here.

Friday night our realtor came over to see our house and discuss putting our house on the market. He was over for about 2 hrs. and we discussed other houses in the area that were for sale, recently sold, and went over recommendations to get our house ready to put on the market. The realtor suggested just a few little changes, such as getting some nice curtains for our dining room, rather than the long blinds that we currently have in there. We also want to do some touch up paint and the moulding in the dining room. After we get these little improvements done, we should be able to get our house on the market in the next few weeks.

Saturday AM we took Bosco to the vet for some vaccinations that he was due for. My baby had to get a few shots as well as blood taken for a yearly wellness exam. Due to this, I am not so sure Bosco would agree that we had a fun weekend at all. :-)  We have noticed that as he gets older, he makes it very known when he is not happy about something – mostly by grunting. He grunted quite a bit while at the vet yesterday – Pat and I both found it to be quite funny.


Later in the day was when the fun of the weekend came into play – Pat, my sister, my sister’s friend, and I went to a Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney concert. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE Kenny Chesney. The concert was at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Pat and I drove to my sister’s apartment since she lives only about 35 mins. from the Stadium and we all drove there together. It was $30 to park there, so it didn’t make sense to take 2 separate cars.






The concert was awesome and we had a great time (aside from the drunk woman in the seat behind us who spilled beer on us about 10 times!!).

We didn’t get home until 1 AM or so and didn’t go to sleep until about 2 AM, so it was a slow Sunday morning. I did the usual household stuff – laundry, cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed the house, took Bosco for a walk – and then Pat and I went to get bagels for breakfast.  We got a bagel for Bosco as well (even though we give him just a few bites of a plain bagel). After breakfast, Pat hung out on the back deck reading (it was way too hot (92) out for me!! haha) while I stayed inside (in the nice cool house) and made some fiesta chicken in the crockpot for the week.


Pat and I then ran a bunch of errands earlier today. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought some new curtains for our dining room, like the realtor suggested.


While we were at Bed Bath and Beyond, I also tried to return my Keurig that broke and see what could be done. For those of you that have been on the edge of your seats to find out how I made out with my broken Keurig, I am happy to say I now I have a brand new one for just $29!! :-) Bed Bath and Beyond was able to verify that the model that I had was one they once carried and gave me a credit for what it was currently worth – which was $68. A new machine was $119. I was able to use a 20% off coupon and after the credit was applied, the total was only about $29! I can’t complain about that, especially since my broken Keurig was about 8 years old or so. I am currently enjoying a cup of coffee made with the new machine as we speak. :-)


How was your weekend?

Just some things (you absolutely must know)

Hey guys!

Happy Friday!!!!!!   This has been a long week and I am so glad the weekend is finally here.

So, what do I have to catch you up on in my super exciting life?? :-)

I mentioned in my last post that I now belong to the library. The night that Pat and I joined, I requested several books, which were all unavailable at the time. Well, just 4 days later, all 4 books are in. I picked them all up after work today. I had no idea they would all come in so fast (or all at the same time!), so now I have 4 books to read in a matter of 2 weeks. That will NEVER happen, since I pretty much only read on the weekend.  The books I picked up were Descent, Second Life, Crash and Burn, and Those Girls.


I read an article today about The 10 Safest And Most Peaceful Places To Live In New Jersey and my town, Spring Lake Heights made the list! :-)


Speaking of Spring Lake Heights, I am not sure how much longer I will be able to still call it home. Pat and I have wanted to put our house on the market for quite some time now, but have just recently started to get more serious about it. While we both love our town, we have just outgrown our house. We have also lived in it for 11 years and we are both ready for a change (and something a little bigger!). We still want to stay in the same general area though. We are meeting with a realtor on Sunday and going to look at about 8 houses with him. I am so excited!! :-)

I bought this peanut butter a few days ago and can’t wait to try it. I LOVE anything caramel flavored and LOVE peanut butter, so I think it could be very dangerous.


As I posted on Instagram earlier this week, it was a very sad day in the Cullen house on Wednesday. My beloved Keurig has officially died. I knew this day was coming when she started to leak water all over the counter every morning and now the last few days only a few drops of coffee came out after I pressed the large mug button. I am very upset but we had a lot of great years together. I remember someone told me years ago that you can bring a broken Keurig to Bed Bath and Beyond and get a replacement even without a receipt. Does anyone know if this is true?  I called Bed Bath and Beyond and they told me they no longer carry the older Keurig  models, but if they can verify it was purchased there, they will give the lowest selling price as a credit for a new Keurig.


By the way, do you follow me on Instagram? If not, me thinks you should. :-)


I will leave you with a few laughs on this fine Friday.






Have a great weekend, guys!! :-)


Cars, books, coffee, and fitness – Oh my!


Nerd Alert!  I may be a little too excited about this, but I just got my first library card in over 20 years! :-)   I would just like to add that while my husband made fun of me because of how excited I was, he got one too!!  #couplethatreadstogether #somanybookssolittletime




#JUSTanoilchangeplease   #IwillgetthatdoneNEXTtime


My sentiments for the majority of the summer. Give me Fall weather all day, every day please. :-)


mmm, new K-cup added to my rotation


Give me some book recommendations (pretty please)?!


Favorite brand / flavor of K-cups?


The 3 best countries for a luxury holiday

The 3 best countries for a luxury holiday


Looking for a luxury holiday this summer? Or are you planning for next summer a whole year in advance? Then fortunately you’ve come to the right place; especially if you’re looking for luxury. Here are three of the best luxury holiday destinations. Hopefully it wets your appetite and gets your creative juices flowing for holiday planning. So, get a drink and grab your notepad. Here are just three…


The Caribbean


Love turquoise seas, sandy beaches and warm temperatures? Then the Caribbean is the perfect place for you. During the height of the summer months, the Caribbean islands represent an idyllic holiday location where you can truly relax.


You can be at one with nature in the Caribbean, too. It’s one of the best places in the world to visit if you love snorkelling and diving, and you can see dolphins, coral, rays and an abundance of rainbow colored fish. Booking your visit is easier than ever before as well. If your heart is set on the Caribbean, then you could book your Caribbean holidays online in a matter of minutes.


The Seychelles


Located just off the coast of Africa, the Sechelles is an incredibly unique and relaxing location that is unlike any other. It’s harder to feel further away from everyday life when you’re in the Seychelles.


Much like the Caribbean, the Seychelles has numerous incredible beaches and seas, but there’s so much more to it than that. The amazing array of world foods on offer is enough to lure in any avid foodie, and the Creole is always worth trying.


If you love hiking and walking, then the Seychelles is the perfect holiday location, and any trip to the Seychelles is incomplete without a visit to Morne Seychellois. On La Dingue, cycling is the main form of transport, so you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of western life.




Ever fancied your own private island? Then Fiji is the only holiday location that you need to visit. Some are only a few dozen acres in size and are gorgeous to see. It’s no wonder they’re a popular celebrity spot.

On top of that, the thatched roof bungalows known as Bures are also incredible places to stay and are often available at a price that suits your price range. When you add the warm and welcoming Fijian people and the fabulous spas, Fiji really is the perfect location to visit on a luxury holiday.

Of course, the world is quite literally your oyster when it comes to holiday planning. This post is simply designed to show you the options that are available. It’s difficult to limit yourself to one destination when you start planning, but decide on a destination and just as importantly (although sadly), ensure that you stick to your budget. From here, you only have to buy your essentials and pack. Enjoy.

Pictures of lately

Hey guys!

While I have shared some of these pictures on Instagram already, I thought I would do a little photo dump of life lately.


new book  (which I have heard has been made into a movie with Charlize Theron!)


This picture was taken at 8 AM one day last week. The boy has a tough life.


I’m so glad that It’s All Relative is back on! I love Leah Remini (although she will always be Carrie Heffernan to me). :-)


fresh, summery nails


my little mop top


“Mom, I just got home from a long morning at the groomer. Do you have to take my picture????”


I have been making a serious effort to get to the gym more.


new fridge


Pat about to grill