Weekend Snapshots

Hey guys!

How was your weekend? We had a lot of rain here in NJ this weekend, but we were thankfully spared a direct hit from Hurricane Joaquin. I didn’t do anything all that exciting – I did make it to the gym (2 times!!), baked (and ate!) some cake batter bars on Friday night, caught up on How to get away with Murder, went to Target, took Bosco to the groomer, had my first pumpkin coffee of the season, made some fajita chicken in the crock pot to have on top of salad for dinner next week, and got a lot of reading done.

Here are some snapshots from the weekend:










Have a great week, guys! :-)

{Wedding} Weekend Snapshots

Hey guys!

This weekend Pat and I attended the wedding of my sister’s best friend, Katie. They have been friends since kindergarten, so she is like part of the family. We had a great time and Katie looked absolutely beautiful.


Katie (didn’t she look GORGEOUS?)


Katie and her brother, Daniel (I LOVE this picture!!)


Pat and Nick (my sister’s boyfriend)


Katie and her dad


Pat and my mom


Pat and I with Katie


Pat, Nick, and I


Pat and I


my sister and I


Amy and Nick


Nick, Amy, and Daniel


Katie and Amy


Pat and I


This was in memory of Katie’s mom, who passed away several years ago.


Amy, Nick, Erika, and Pat


Amy and Erika



New book and door, vet visit, Bath and Body Works trip, and makeup advice

Hey guys!

Happy Saturday!  Could I have fit anything else into that blog title?? :-) How is your weekend going so far?

I have lots of stuff to fill you guys in on, so let’s get started.

On Monday, we got 2 new front doors for the house, as per the suggestion of our realtor.



I really like the color that we picked for the door. What do you guys think?

I am proud to say that I actually made it to the gym today. I was undecided if I wanted to go or not, but am glad that I did.  I do have to thank this man for getting me through my workout though!


This AM we took Bosco to the vet because we found a growth on his face that we’ve never seen before.



He has a lot of cysts on his body (it is pretty common for his breed, especially for his age), but this growth was unlike the others he has. I did not like the look of it at all and was honestly really concerned that it could be skin cancer. I am SO SO SO thankful that it isn’t. The vet said that it was due to a virus (that his immune system should fight off on its own). He said he would recommend getting it removed eventually, but there is no rush to get it done immediately.

Speaking of Bosco, this was a picture that I took of him the other day right before I left for work.


Someone looked very sleepy and I have a feeling that his watchdog duties may not have been up to par that day. :-)

After we got home from the vet this AM, I made a stop at Bath and Body Works.


This my friends, is reason #125895426580000 that I love Fall. FYI – The Maple Sugar Kiss smells UNBELIEVABLE! I think you should get some for yourself – like yesterday!!

I also started a new book today.


I LOVED Still Missing and That Night (2 of the best books I have read in a very long time!) by Chevy Stevens so I am excited to read this new book of hers.

Do any of you watch How to get away with Murder?


I love the show and am so excited for the new season that starts on Thursday!

Now for some makeup advice. Next weekend Pat and I are going to my sister’s best friend’s wedding. I am going to MAC to get my makeup done that AM, but am still unsure what I want to get done.

Here are a few looks I really liked .. let me know what one you like the most.


makeup 1


makeup 2


makeup 3


makeup 4


Well, I think that is all I have for you guys today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will talk to you all soon! :-)



On Instagram lately

Hey guys!

I am still trying to get back into the groove of things after being on vacation all last week, so I thought I would share some pictures that I’ve posted on Instagram lately.


drinks on the first night of vacation


lunch in Aruba (complete with a gorgeous view!)


how beautiful is that water?!


last day of vacation in Aruba


Pat and I at our favorite restaurant in Aruba (so much so that we went there 2 times on this trip!)


the lazy river life is a life I could get used to :-)


shoes that I bought for myself while in Aruba (the best part is they were only $20!)


the last book I just read – it was awesome and I definitely recommend it!!


Pat and I in Aruba.


dinner on our last night of vacation – shrimp scampi, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes – SO delicious!!!


As great as our vacation was, I missed this cute face so much!!!


My coffee hasn’t seemed to be working all this week since being back from vacation. :-)



I will catch up with you guys soon!  Why is coming back from vacation so painful??



A sign from above

The last time Pat and I were in Aruba, we decided to hide some pictures of my dad, since it was shortly after he passed away and Aruba was one of his favorite places to vacation. Although we were upset that we didn’t find either of the 2 pictures we placed on the island 2 years ago, we received a much stronger sign that he was still with us. As we were driving on this pilgrimage, we had the radio station on 104.3 (which just so happened to be his favorite station back at home). We looked at the radio and “rschil” scrolled across the screen several times (Robert Schillinger was his name). Although there have been times over the last 2 years that I thought my dad may have been trying to tell me that he was with me, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he was with us today. XOXO