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Ni’s 9 Week Birthday Letter

Happy 9 Week Birthday, my angel and Happy New Year! It’s been a quiet week for us. With all the snow outside, mommy and daddy didn’t really take you out much this week, besides a visit to your grandparents house. We even spent New Year’s Eve at home with you because it was just too cold to be outside. But the night was fun. Mommy and daddy popped open a bottle of champagne and toasted the new year. You got a sip of gripe water as your toast because you seemed to couldn’t get rid of your hiccups. 🙂

But mommy and daddy gave you so many kisses and daddy said that you were the best gift we could’ve received. You were the blessing we both had long waited for. You know, sometimes when I see your daddy with you, I fall more in love with him. He truly loves you with all his heart and it shows on his face. Every time he sees you, his face lights up like a million candles and when you smile, the expression on his face is like fireworks going off. It’s truly beautiful seeing the bond he has with you. After all, you are his little princess.

Anyway, darling, I hope this new year brings all of us lots of joy, happiness and closer together. I hope you grow at a healthy rate and learn many new and amazing things. And I hope you’ll let me be your guide and hold your little hand through this year and always.

Happy 9 weeks darling and happy new year. Xoxox Mommy and daddy love your for always.

Happy Birthday to ME

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today I celebrate ME! The birth of me! The person I have grown up to be! The person I will become! The sister, daughter, friend, girlfriend, employee, acquaintance; I am! I celebrate me today!

No one else needs to celebrate with me, for I am enough to know who I am and what I can become. If you join in, you will be welcomed with open arms. If you don’t, you’ll still be given a smile back.

I know I said I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday this year. It was the thought of all the terrible birthdays I celebrated in the past. But after writing that post a few days ago, I consider why those birthdays were so terrible and I realize that I made them terrible. I did not celebrate me, instead I let tragedies, unfulfilled expectations and people decide how I was going to feel about the day.

Today I realize I will decide how today will go. I will be the reason for it to be fantastic or terrible. It will be my decision. No one else can decide this for me. So, today, I decide to celebrate me. I raise a glass of champagne in the air and toast to 28 years of ME. I am the best I can be at this very moment and that is a celebration in itself!

Happy Birthday to Me! I wish myself many more years of joy, love, laughter, health and prosperity. I wish myself strength and wisdom for days to come and I wish myself success with everything I do today and tomorrow!

Here’s a drink to ME!

My Top 10 Happy Things….


Spumante Bambino Champagne
Because life is a celebration and without Champagne there’s no celebration!


Music & My Bed
That’s me time! Just laying back, escaping into the music and daydreaming.


My Jeep Liberty aka Bul
She’s stood by me through the thick and thin over the past 2 years. She’s been my security shield and my comfort place.


Lakeshore Blvd.
Sitting near the rocks or just in my car and watching the traffic on one side and on the other watching the waves hitting the rocks. The cold breeze, the flashy lights behind me and pure serenity in front of me. It’s the perfect place to escape to and just unwind.


I have to add him into my top 10. He’s not on top of the list yet, but he’s moving up pretty fast. He’s a friend and he’s so much more. He gives me the sense of happiness, reassurance and total bliss.


Haagen Daaz’ Vanilla Swiss Almond
It’s the guilty pleasure that I can live with anytime! Happy or sad, win me over with Van. Swiss Almond! 🙂


My Job
I know that’s corny but it does. I have some of my best successes and accomplishments with my job and knowing that puts a smile on my face.


Because money can buy almost everything! Money can give you little and big excitements when nothing else is going your way.


Bella & Jack
Bella, 2 yrs old and Jack, 2.5 yrs old. When I come home all stressed and out of it, there they’ll be; all snuggled up to each other and cute. Bella & Jack are my cats, my children.


Because without ME there would be no way! 🙂 I’m a bitch. I’m an extremist. I’m stubborn and sometimes mean. But I’m the best friend I could have. I’m the nicest, sweetest and caring daughter, sister, mother, lover, girlfriend, wife, employee I can be and that makes me happy!

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Tis the season…

“Tis the season to be sassy! Whether you are celebrating a traditional family holiday or entertaining friends for a festive cocktail party, you can use decorations to transform your home into a winter wonderland! This year the holidays are all about colors and themes! Traditional trends never run dry, but why not give traditional a little twist!

First things first, pick the rooms you want to decorate, how you want to decorate and most importantly have a budget. Otherwise, if you’re anything like me, you’ll go into Home Sense or Ikea and spend over $300 and not have much left for gift giving. Vie told me from the start, I am not allowed to spend as much as I did last year (close to $350) on “Holiday” decorations.

To cut costs I’ve come up with some great homemade inexpensive ideas using existing things in my house. I had a bunch of vanilla scented white round candles. So to add some festive flair I went to the great old Dollar store and purchased silver and red candle holders and mini wreaths to place the candle holder in. 

My living room was a trickier task to tackle. The black, white and beige hardly had the makings of a winter Wonderland. But I’ve taken down my beige curtains and replaced them with sheer red curtains. Cost? $9.99 The look? Vibrant! I’ve also bought some new sheer red cushion covers and thrown them around the room.

My Christmas tree is a simple green tree but to match my theme I’ve sprayed it white with fake snow and decorated it with red and silver lights and ornaments.

I turned my living room into a winter wonderland. I purchased cheap plastic white and silver glittery snowflakes and hung 50 of them all over my living room ceiling.  

Ah, the Christmas table! How fun to have a round glass table to work with. I’m not the one to use table clothes so I’ve used ribbon instead. A simple wide red ribbon placed across my untraditional white table and then sprinkled with silver holiday confetti. This year my table has silver medium-sized platters with a red plastic plate in the middle. A vibrant red bowl, silver platter for the turkey and silver glass ornaments. I even dressed up my champagne bottle in a santa suite. My last holiday tip: create a natural home fragrance by placing a few orange slices, some cloves and a cinnamon stick into a saucepan with some water and let it simmer on the stove for 15 minutes before company arrives.

My total holiday theme has cost $100.00 (after I returned the $300 worth of beautiful but unnecessary stuff and reused last years silver ornaments).

Happy Holidays and don’t spend too much on decorating, you really just need $100 or less and you’re set to be sassy! And remember: the Dollar store is your friend! You can find some great cheap items and no one will ever know where their from!