Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Must have book for Brides-To-Be!

I should know. I am a Bride-to-Be!

It's the Big White Book of Weddings [not that big] written by David Tutera! [Who else!?]

I all ready LOVE LOVE his show "My Fair Wedding" on the WE Network but when I saw this book [at Homegoods for 12 bucks!] I jumped at buying it and went home and read the entire thing! And let me tell you, it answers ANY question you may have about planning your wedding!

Now I don't feel so bad about harassing our venue [which we are booking SATURDAY!!] with a toonnn of questions about what is this and where does this go and how will this look because it's my day and I'm paying them and I should know!

Brides to be, go out and buy this book! You will not regret it!! :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beauty Recommendations for Summer Bodies!

Warm weather is on its way!! Whoo!! I have mentioned before I am the Beauty Manager at my local CVS/Pharmacy and have worked for the Beauty department for a whiiiile so I need to know products that work! I have also tried ALOT of them! And whatever I can't try [I don't have stretchmarks yet - yes, yet lol] I try on Jose who DOES!

So I thought I should try to recommend a couple of products I have tried over the years and KNOW really do work for those concerns [mainly stretchmarks, cellulite and saggy butts]

Yuup, saggy butts. You know some of us girls got a little jiggle on the butt and sometimes right under the butt on the thigh. THIS product works. The product is Body Firming Gel by a brand called BELLI. **the belli products are only found in CVS stores that have a Healthy Skincare Center call and ask around by you**

These products are AIMED at woman who are pregnant or in their motherhood but anyone can use em. I got some jigg on my butt, applied it for about 2 weeks and totally noticed a difference! You MUST get it if jiggle is a concern.

Another Belli product I will recommend is the Stretchmark Minimizing Cream. This is a cream I tried on Jose - applied it day and night and we both DEFINATELY saw a difference! He LOVES this cream! It's about $34 dollars but TOTALLY worth it! I highly recommend it!

A cream I have personally tried as well is by Lierac [another brand you can only find in Healthy Skincare Stores in CVS!!] It's called Morpho Slim and it's cellulite cream. I tried the Morpho Slim for your Stomach and Waist and it is SOO good!! 2 Inches actually fell off my waist after about 3 weeks. It smells very good too and isn't sticky or anything.

And another strechmark cream I had to throw in was by LIERAC too and this is called Phytolastil. They have 2 stretchmark creams - one for stretchmarks that you notice are JUST forming and one that is for some you've had for a while. I have not tried these but these have been the #1 stretch mark cream in Europe for 35 years! [this is what they told us] so it MUST be good!

And I saved the BEST for last! The Nivea Good-bye Cellulite cream is my GO TO CELLULITE PRODUCT! I have cellulite and really bad and i was AMAZED by this product! It totally works! They have the package with just the cream and another one with vitamins which tones down the suppleness of your skin and works WITH the cream. I saw results after a WEEK! And my BFF used it too and we were both amazed!

And that's it! Have you guys tried any products for cellulite or stretch marks that has worked for you??

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Look at this Munchy face!

This is by far the UGLIEST face Riddle has worn yet!

And I loooooove that munchy little face!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Goodbye Bra :(

First of all, a big THANK YOU! and HELLO! to all my new friends :) thanks for checking me out!

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about coming home to find our brand new puppy, Lando, here in the middle of the living room with half of our stuff destroyed!

Well my other fur baby, Riddle, needed to get in on the action. Sooo... a beautiful look at my destroyed [favorite!] bra

I should also add this is the SECOND of my favorite bra he has done this to! So I had it! I locked them in their crates and ran STRAIGHT over to Victoria Secrets! But... instead of buying my usual $60 favorite bra I got an amazing deal on spending $60 dollars for 4 BRAS! Yuuup! They are from the Pink line and they aren't bad at all! I got 2 t-shirt bras and 2 push-ups and they are fabulous! Here they are shiny and new :)

And up on the table, where Riddle can NOT reach! Little terror... But i still love him :)

This weekend I am working Saturday [unless I don't get over my horrible stomach virus] and Sunday I am going to my future sister-in-laws [and BFF] sister's house to paint easter eggs with her kids! We paint them every year so WHOO! Super Excited! What are your plans??

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

About Jose and Me! :)

We are getting married next April :) yess a looong time away but for now, I thought I'd share a little about us!
1. What are your middle names?
Mine is Elizabeth and Jose's is Martin
2. How long have you been together?
We have been together pretty much for 5 years [we broke up for 8 months in 2007 but Jose hates to count that... cos he did the breaking up lol]
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Hmm... it's kinda complicated. We met while I had a boyfriend and I cheated on my boyfriend with Jose. So I guess before we were a real couple... maybe 9 months lol
4. Who asked who out?
I asked Jose out [while I had a boyfriend] to hang out with me :)
5. How old are each of you?
I'm 24 he is 28
6. Did you go to the same school?
7. Are you from the same home town?
8. Who is the smartest?
Jose definately
9. Who majored in what?
Neither of us completed college
10. Who is the most sensitive?
Hmm.. I'd say me lol
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Dominican Republic :)
12. Who has the worst temper?
Me... i get very angry very fast
13. How many children do you want?
14. Who does the cooking?
Jose mostly
15. Who is more social?
Both of us are pretty social
16. Who is the neat freak?
Eh... both of us.
17. Who is the most stubborn?
I'm not sure. Probably Jose lol
18. Who wakes up earlier?
19. Where was your first date?
A diner in my town :)
20. Who has the bigger family?
Me. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother. and thats just immediate family.
21. Do you get flowers often?
Never ever ever have gotten flowers from Jose... in 5 years!
22. How do you spend holidays?
Thanksgiving we spend with my family dinner than his for dessert. Christmas eve with his family, Christmas day with mine.
23. Who is more jealous?
I'd say me. He left me for his ex, and almost cheated on me with her. I have good reason to be.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
I had a reeaaallly passionate affair with Jose so pretty quickly lol
25. Who eats more?
Jose! lol always needs a cookie or ice cream RIGHT before bed
26. What do you do for a living?
Both of us work in Retail
27. Who does the laundry?
Me. Jose will NOT touch the laundry. Men!
28. Who's better with the computer?
Me :)
29. Who drives when you are together?
We switch on and off
30. What is your song?
It's only a song we can get but its "Hand's Down" by Dashboard Confessional

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All I Can Say About this Poster Is....


I'd totally choose Jacob... c'mon. I'd rather be next to a WARM man than a frigid hard cold one anyday. Can't wait for the scene with them 3 in the tent ;)

Friday, March 19, 2010

I love Kim Kardashian BUT....

Her new perfume smells gross!

At least to me it does. And Jose. And the woman that helped us smell fragrances at Sephora. It was sooo musky... it almost smelled like cologne. I was very dissapointed. I smelled it in my InStyle magazine last month and was disgusted by it than today decided to give it another try. Nope, I'm done. Gross.

I did however fall in love with Dolce & Gabbana's La Lune #18
Ugh, to die. I have the paper stick in my bag of course :) Jose told me he ALMOST bought it for me for my birthday but when he wanted to - they were out of it! Go figure!

Jose happened to find a new cologne he liked too. And it's Artisan by John Varvatos.
Oooh yes, me likie :)

That is his "summer" scent. I'm still on the hunt for mine. D&G is a great every day scent but not for summer. I need something sweeter!

You guys have summer scents?? And did anyone else smell the new Kim K perfume??

images from, &

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My First Blog Award!

That's Right! Jen from A Girl In Pearls & A Boy with Toys passed the "You're Going Places, Baby" award to me and I was psyched! Thanks Jen! [one of my absolute favorite blogs to red, by the way :)]

The Rules For this Award Are:
1. Post where you want to be in 10 years
2. Pass it on to 10 of your BF (Blog Friends)
1. Where will you be in 10 years? Definately still in Jersey, Hopefully NOT still working for CVS. Married to Jose for 9 years! [10 in April] Living in a nice big house with a big yard with our baby, a boy ::crosses fingers:: and our 2 dogs and 2 cats [cos i KNOW we will get another cat] and hopefully are having a trip to Disneyworld in the summer :)
2. I pass this award on to:
Kelsey at Seattle Smith's
Megan at Float On
Whoo! That was fun :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Freakin Dogs!

Should I remind you of this adorable little face that was brought into our family last week?

Don't let that cute face fool you. He is a great dog when you're with him. When you leave for work and come back 8 hours later, he has wreacked havoc on your house. Yesterday I came home from work to see Lando OUT of his cage that he shares with Riddle [it's open so he clearly jumped over it] and came home to this:

Yes... that dog is hanging his head from how upset he was after I yelled at him. And yes that is my childhood teddy bear to the LEFT of him! When I saw that bear next to him I was like LAAAANNDDDOOO!! Luckily, the bear was not harmed :)

Freakin dogs... May I add I did not really want another dog. This is all Jose. Yet I am ALWAYS cleaning up after him! So now crate training begins!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I can't pick my jaw up!!

I don't know HOW I stumbled across this website but when I did my jaw dropped and I still can't pick it up! I made my way to A Very Chocolate Wedding's blog and saw that this bride made hers [and her bridesmaids] bouquet out of CREPE AND TISSUE PAPER!!

This is ALOT of time and effort but her whole is totally worth it! They look amazing! Who could ever tell the difference??
This is her bouquet - gorgeous!!

What do you think?? Should I attempt to rock the tissue/crepe paper bouquets?? Mine would be roses of course!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lets Talk About Centerpieces!

Jose and I have been doing nothing but settling our wedding budget and figuring out how much everything will be and what we want. Something we have been very stuck on is flowers - we don't wanna spend alot on centerpieces but want it to look nice!

Than we discovered submerged flowers... and saw on websites that this could be pretty cheap and we swooned even more.

So the ultimate question is... have any of you done it or knows someone that did?? and is this DIY thing we could do?? We got very crafty moms who would totally be down to help us so we might be able to pull this off on our own. Help me Guys!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our 40 lb. Baby!!

Our new addition is our 6 month old, 40 lb baby - Lando!
Named after one of our favorite characters in Star Wars :) and he is the sweetest, calmest pitbull [yes, pitbull] in the world. Everyone who has met him loooves him! Here he is with his older brother, Riddle!

Aren't they cuties?? Yes so we have been a little occupied around here!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's Oscar Time!

Every year my family and I get together and watch the Oscars! Its one of our favorite things of the year :) Cos we are movie buffs in my family so we love it.

So... who do you think will win Best Picture??

This year there are 10 nominees which I was very happy with when I heard! So many movies have been snubbed... like the Dark Knight and Wall-E and Harry Potter movies. And now movies like that get a chance!

My prediction is... Avatar will win! Its a cheeeesssy story line [I did not like the movie] but knowing the academy they will choose it because of how visually stunning it is. And if there is an upset, The Hurt Locker will win!

Ooh I cant wait to watch the red carpet more than anything else! :) I WILL be posting my favorite dresses on Monday!

Anybody else watching the Oscars?? Or just tuning in for the red carpet??

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Style Crush

I will be the first to say that Lauren Conrad should not be famous. But she is. So we can not ignore the fact that this girl has got some great style. And I envy her so bad!

Like how she can walk out in a tank top and scarf and look totally put together

And this look is just to die. Damn her and her skinny little legs!

Even glammed up, she looks gorgeous! In sequins too!

I LOOOOVE this look - the tank top tunked in to the semi-high waist jeans [which we now know I can not rock]

And this dress is one of the cutest dresses I've ever seen! Ugh! Love it!
Anybody else got some style crushes out there??

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Attack of the Mom Shorts!

Last night Jose and I had a little date night. We went to the mall, did some shopping and browsing than went to see SHUTTER ISLAND which was pretty good. I love Martin Scorsese [and movies in general] and this was good! Not as good as The Departed and NOTHING beats Goodfellas in my eyes but still, pretty good!

But before we did the movie, we did the shopping. And of course I had to go browse through forever 21. When we shop, Jose loves to pick out outfits for me to wear lol. I dont know why but he loves shopping [thank god!] And he found a pair of shorts that looked like these... except a little satin-y and brown. They looked really cuute!
They were cute! I liked them! So I bought them! And came home, tried them on and ... oh hell no. They were MOM SHORTS! They rose SOOOO high on me, they looked ridiculous. Maybe its my body type, I'm not stick thin - I've got curves. So maybe these shorts are not meant for girls with curves. But Jose and I burst out laughing when we saw me in them. Ugh! Gross!

So... I will be returning them in 2 days :)