Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Five (Semi) Important Things

So apparently, there's this fun little game
floating around blogland
which involves two things every blogger loves - 
1. Tagging friends and 2. Talking about ourselves.

If only we could figure out a way to throw an OOTD in there.

Oh good. Now that that's taken care of....

My favorite little New Yorker, Erin, tagged me.
And I'm tagging Lauren, Kristen, and Sheree.

Now for five super duper, sort of kind of, really not at all
important things you need to know about me. 


I never fill up my gas tank up completely.
When I do put gas in my car,
it makes me happy to stop at an even number,
but it makes me even happier to stop at a palindrome number
like $40.04.

I also never ever wash my car. 
I can probably count on one hand the times it's been washed
in the year that I've owned it.


If things are in neat piles, I don't feel like there's a mess.
For example, even though there are 18 different pairs of shoes
by our back door right now,
as long as they are all paired up and in a nice, neat line
I'm okay.
The same goes for my desk and neat, little piles of paper.


At school, when I'm working with a small group
I usually wear a pink feather boa
so other students know not to interrupt me.
You fancy, huh?
Today when I was working with a group,
I hadn't put on my boa but instead 
had it hanging on the bookcase behind my table.
When low and behold, one of the kids in my group
points out a HUGE spider tucked in one of the feathers still alive.

I most definitely will have nightmares about that tonight.


I am currently obsessed with the DIY Network
and have about 50 million different home improvement ideas
constantly running through my head.

The only problem is, they are all so different
and I can't decide on just one,
so most likely none of them will ever really happen.
Oh and there's that little thing called money too, eh.


I sort of got to go on my honeymoon two summers in a row.
And I'm already going through withdrawals 
knowing it won't happen again this summer. 

When Robbie and I got married in July 2011
we went to the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Punta Cana, DR.
It. Was. Amazing.

Last summer in June 2012
after my brother graduated high school,
we took our first "blended-family" vacation to,
you guessed it, the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Punta Cana, DR.
It. Was. Still. Amazing.

And it didn't take long for Robbie and I to get used to the idea
of traveling somewhere all-inclusive, tropical, and gorgeous 
every 11 months.
We'll be due for another paradise vacation around May
and will be taking any and all donations starting now.
Kidding. Kind of.

Two things about traveling.
1. I travel much better to all-inclusive places.
I have a really bad habit of being way too OCD about money
to the point where I'll keep a running record in my mind 
of everything we're spending, even on vacation.
Paying a one-time fee, up front and not having to think about money for the rest of the trip
is sooooo nice. Unlimited food, drinks, and massages 
without whipping out a credit card = heaven on earth.
2. I'm linking up with Helene for Travel Tuesdays
and counting down the days until Spring time is officially here. 



  1. I TOTALLY agree about the all-inclusive thing! I ruin our vacays by constantly re-doing our budget in my mind and over-thinking every purchase. All-inclusive is the way to go!

  2. I do something similar in my classroom, but I think you've scared me out of ever using a boa now!

  3. Your family totally rocked that photo. There is no way that all of us would remember to bring matching outfits to a vacation!

    I love that you use (or used to use) a feather boa! I would probably do the same if I were a teacher.

  4. All inclusives rock! No need to wash your car, it gets clean enough when you drive in the rain, I think!

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  5. I have never been to Punta canta, but it looks gorgeous!! So fun that you went twice in a row!! Thanks so much for linking up!

  6. Love that group shot holding hands on the beach, just perfect!

  7. My blog friend Erin of Love, Fun, and Football just posted about her trip to the DR, and I told her I'd went there for my honeymoon last summer and stayed at the Hard Rock Resort. She told me you had, too! That's so cool. We really loved the DR! Your photos remind me of how beautiful it was!