Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Sis !

Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you....
You look like a monkey,
and you smell like one too!

Today's post is dedicated to my little sis who is turning 27 tomorrow!

How is my LITTLE sister already 27?

Now I feel old...

So many of you already know Shannon from her blog

But many of you don't know this girl the way I do!


I apologize ahead of time if you weren't ready for all these stories to come out...

Shann is the youngest of the three girls in our family

Here she is turning heads in this little swimsuit like she's in Sport Illustrated:

Taking a nap with mom

Rockin' the pig tails like it was her job:

Another nor'easter in good ole' New England
Glad mom bundled us up like we were living in the wilderness during this storm.

I can't really make fun of Shann in this pic since she is a cute little kitty cat
and I am a big ole drunk gypsy

and that princess in the middle is Brittney (our middle sis) who is still trying
to find time to create a bloggy of her own.

So you all know Shannon as the glamorous girly girl who
 blogs about beauty & fashion...right?

Well let's play a little game:

Please choose the answer that does NOT describe Shann:

1. She used to catch frogs in the sewer out front of our house.

2. She got in trouble in elementary school for collecting crickets at recess
then keeping them in her desk.

3. She used to dress like a total tomboy complete with a Cleveland Indians baseball cap
(even though we were a Red Sox family)

4. She dressed up as Boy George and lip synced to "The Crying Game"
while big sis Michele video-taped her.

Okay everyone got their answer?

Well guess what?


It's hard to picture her that blonde bombshell with her whole arm (up to her shoulder)
in the sewer fishing around for slimy frogs but it's true! Today she won't even go near a frog or a toad but back then it was her favorite past time.

I couldn't make #2 up! What normal little girl collects crickets at recess?
Most of them are playing on the swings right?
Yeah I dunno what she was thinking.

I'm not even sure she knew who the Cleveland Indians were...
she must have just liked the team colors.

I wish I had the video to share with you of her serenading the
family with some Boy George, but unfortunately
I'll have to search around my parents house for proof of this one!

Luckily for us and her future hubby, Shannon quickly grew out of her tomboy phase
and became the beautiful girl you see today.

Remember, no matter how old you get...
I will still be your older and wiser big sis :)

lil' sissy!

Love, Big Shell
(& thanks for coming up with that horrific nickname when we were younger)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Heart The 90's

Remember how excited you would get when you got home from school and turned on the tv to see Zack Morris fighting with A.C. Slater for a date with Kelly Kapowski?
Or was that just me?
For anyone who knows me it's no secret...
If I had my way, Saved By The Bell would still be airing new episodes today.
Have you seen Slater lately?
He could still pass for a high school kid, right?
Just throw a pair of baggy stone washed jeans on him and he's ready to go!
Has anyone seen Lisa Turtle lately?
If not you will probably be disappointed.... I know I was.
Before you scroll down any further please prepare yourself...
Maybe it's just me, but Lark Voorhies resembles Jason Voorhees more than Lisa Turtle.
She's dressed nice....her earrings are sparkly....but for some reason she scares me!
Moving along.....
So Mr. Belding is still trying to live off his famous role as the principal of Bayside
 by making random appearances at bars across the country.
You're not cool anymore Mr. Belding.
People would much rather run into Zack or Slater @ the bar - not you.
Do you think YOU can name the top 10 songs of the 1990s?
Let's see how many you got right:

  1. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  2. U2 - "One"
  3. Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way
  4. Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
  5. Madonna - "Vogue
  6. Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back
  7. Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
  8. TLC - "Waterfalls
  9. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"
  10. Sinéad O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
I know what you are thinking...
I am pretty upset about it too...
Hopefully this helps:
 I used to put this song on repeat and play it OVER & OVER AGAIN.
Now that I am watching this video I am having flashbacks
of my bedroom walls from when I was younger. They were completely covered with

all. things. 98 Degrees

I was a dork, I admit it :)

Did you all know that the good ole' WORLD WIDE WEB was invented in the 90's?

Imagine life without the internet?
I can't even for a second!

Another popular invention of the 90s?

What were some of the biggest problems of the 1990s you ask?

Well let's have Dawson Leary tell us the biggest issues he faced :

Who else used to blow in the Nintendo cartridges until the game started working again?
Somehow that made it into my sis's maid of honor speech @ my wedding - as the big sister that was my job to blow out all the Nintendo dust I guess :)

Now some randomness:


That last one is so true.
Have a fabulous Thursday :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday!

It's Wednesday

I'm linking up with Michelle @ The Vintage Apple
 to share some of my favorite pins from the past week!

This cute lil' appetizer is perfect for football season!
I think I might try them soon :)
With my daughter's first birthday quickly approaching, I have been looking for unique ideas for her first birthday party - this is one of my faves!

nothing else to say


I kinda want one of these for breakfast's 5:00 somewhere, right?!
I love Fall decor and think this would look nice on my front steps.


I know this is stupid...
but it made me laugh out loud :)
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fashionista In The Making

Having a little girl is so much fun when it comes to fashion.

I can't believe that my little pumpkin will be 9 months old tomorrow!
Wow... I sound like a granny, but they do grow up too fast.
Maddy's closet has so many more cute outfits & accessories than mine has ever had.
and the best part is...
she has to wear whatever I put on her!
She is too young to have an opinion (yet)...
So until she turns sweet sixteen I will have fun dressing her up in the cutest
little tu-tus, onesies, & matching bows that I can find.
Now........ onto the Baby Fashion Show...


 Some oldies when she was still a little munchkin...

Future swimsuit model pose :)

and in case you were wondering where this future fashionista got her incredible style from, take a look at her momma back in the day:


 Happy Friday !