Happy New Year

Hey guys!

I just wanted to take a minute to say Happy New Year to you all!


I had to work today, but at least my desk is now all ready for 2016! 🙂


Pat and I are going out to dinner with my sister and Nick later tonight, and then back to Nick’s house to hang out for the rest of the night. I have heard that he has some yummy snacks ready and waiting for us. 🙂


Nice, healthy start to the new year!  haha


Have a great night and Happy New Year!!!!  XOXO


Snapshots of a great weekend


selfie stick fun – my mom, Nick, Amy, with Pat & I


more fun with the selfie stick


a photo book that my sister gave me (I SHOULD be able to dig up a few pictures of Bosco to put in it!) 🙂


some pages were already filled in


one of the pages


another page in the book


love this page


Bosco and his new blanket (You can’t tell from the picture, but it is SO soft and I love to lay on it with him too!)




tickets to see Kenny Chesney in August – thanks to the hubby!


trip to NYC


out to dinner for Nick’s birthday


Weekend Things

Hey guys!

How was your weekend?  We had a pretty busy but fun weekend over here.

Friday night was pizza night once again. We had dinner, hung out on the couch with Bosco, ate a bunch of snacks, and I made a batch of cinnamon buns (yum!).


Bosco was clearly thrilled by our exciting night.

Saturday was a pretty packed day. I had a morning appt. to get my hair done, so I got up early to get some cleaning done before I left. I cleaned the bathroom, walked Bosco and fed him breakfast, did a load of laundry, and vacuumed. I had a Quest bar (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – mmmm!!)  for breakfast. I took a shower and then left for my hair appt.



After I got home from my hair appt., I had about 1/2 hr. to eat lunch before I had to leave to get my nails done.


When I got home, Pat and I went out to run a few errands and then my sister and Nick came over. We hung out for a bit at the house and then went out to dinner at a restaurant near our house.


I had a grilled chicken salad and my sister had the same.

We had a nice dinner and then hung out at our house for a while after. We talked about ideas of what to do for New Year’s Eve as well as a trip we want to take into NYC next Saturday. (Random fact – Pat proposed to me in front of the tree in NY back in 2004). 🙂  Nick and Amy stayed for about an hr. before they headed home for the night.

Sunday AM started with a very chilly (it was only 32 degrees out when I woke up!) walk with the Shih Tzu. I got a bunch of stuff around the house done – cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed, did laundry, and started a batch of fiesta chicken in the crock pot. After Pat was up, we took Bosco with us to get some coffee and bagels. Bosco LOVES going for rides in the car (just like his momma!).


French Vanilla coffee


I had a bagel with egg, cheddar, and a hash brown  – mmm, mmm, mmm!

After breakfast Pat went to the gym and I stayed home to get some food ready for the week and take a shower. I made a batch of roasted veggies to snack on next week, bagged some carrots for work, and got some other snacks for the week ready. I love to have all my food for during the week all ready to go – makes things so much easier!



Later in the day Pat and I went out to buy a few things we still had to get people (and a certain little Shih Tzu!!) for Christmas. Some of the stores were quite busy, but I think we are now all set with everything we wanted to get.

I think I am about to make myself some hot chocolate and have a sugar cookie.

Have a great night!! 🙂

Our Weekend

Hey guys!

How was your weekend?

Friday night was pizza night in the Cullen house. Pat had pepperoni and I had cheesesteak pizza. Yes, we did get 2 pizzas since we wanted different kinds – they were not regular size pizzas though, they were more like personal pizzas.  (By the way, does anyone remember when you used to get free personal pizzas from Pizza Hut after you read a certain amount of books back in middle school? My husband said they didn’t have that in his town, but I’m telling you, it was a thing (and an AWESOME thing it was!) where I grew up.)

After dinner I decided I was in the mood to bake. I decided on some brown sugar cake batter bars, and as if they were not sweet enough as is, I decided to frost them with some cream cheese icing (AKA the BEST flavor of icing in my opinion).


On Saturday morning, Pat and I got some bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, Pat went to the gym and I took a shower, did some laundry, and then ran some errands. One of the things I wanted to do was make a stop at Bath & Body Works. I saw a post on Instagram that they were having a super sale on candles. The candles are regularly $22.50 each, and were on sale for $8.50!! That is an awesome sale if you ask me, so I decided to stock up!


The rest of the day was not all that exciting. Pat had a few things to do for work, so I ran out to get us some lunch and then I just hung out at the house for a few hrs. – read a book and blogs, listened to music, and made Bosco snuggle with me. 🙂


A Christmas gift that I ordered for Pat was also delivered.  A few years ago I made Pat a Bosco calendar (and one for myself, of course) as a Christmas gift. He loved it and I made one for him every year since.

Here is a sneak peek of this year’s calendar. 🙂


When Pat was done with his work, I made him take me on a ride to look at Christmas lights. 🙂 We drove around for about an hr. and then went out to dinner.


I had Balsamic chicken with roasted peppers, mozzarella, and penne. It was delicious and very filling.

The rest of Saturday night was spent hanging out on the couch with Bosco.

I took Bosco for a very chilly walk on Sunday AM. When we got back to the house, I cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed the house, looked through coupons, did some laundry, started a batch of chicken in the crock pot, and then Pat and I went to get bagels for breakfast.

But first, coffee was had.


After breakfast, Pat had some more stuff to do for work while I got some food / snacks ready for next week, took a shower, and caught up on Facebook / Instagram / blogs.

We took a ride to check out a house that we saw online and then went out for a late lunch.



mmm, pizza 🙂

Now we’re home and I have to get my chicken out of the crock pot and put it into containers. I am going to have the chicken on top of salad for dinner during the week.

Have a great night, guys!! 🙂