Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloweeeen Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!
Can you believe tomorrow is Halloween?
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I'm not a big halloween person but I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween themed Friday Favorites!

FAVORITE SONG: 
Invisible Schween by Eat My Pumpkin

FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY:
I love all the snack size candy bars. Especially the Snickers. That's like hitting the Jackpot when you find those in a goodie bag!
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FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MOVIE:
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Does this count as a Halloween movie? I love Death Becomes Her. It just doesn't get old to me. 

FAVORITE HALLOWEEN DECORATION IDEA:
I never seen this before this year and I LOVE it! I can't remember who's blog I saw it on but I think I'll have to do this next year:
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FAVORITE HALLOWEEN FUNNIES:

When I see a bowl of candy and on the top is full of Mary Janes (ew) and then I realize there's chocolate on the bottom:
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When kids hit your house more than once for the "good" candy:
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When you've been walking around all night in the cold and the neighbor offers you a nice hot tottie:
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When trying to decide if you should ask for another one:


How I feel after a few of those driveway hot totties:
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When kids knock on your door and you've already handed out all your candy:
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When the moms show up to your door dressed as "Sexy Elsa" and you know they are too damn old for that costume:
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I hope you enjoy your Halloween and your weekend!
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall ~About Me~

I saw this on Jenn's blog @ Going the Distance and had to copy! 


FAVORITE CANDLE SCENT: This time of year I love the Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works. It just screams "Fall"
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I also love all the cinnamon smelling candles they offer.

BEST FRAGRANCE FOR FALL: Last year I got this Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin spray that I wore everyday. It smells yummy! I'll have to go pick up some more for this year.

COFFEE, TEA OR HOT CHOCOLATE:  Coffee. I'm not a big tea drinker in general (unless I'm sick) and if there's hot chocolate around I would probably drink it. Just coffee is every where and easier.

FAVORITE THANKSGIVING FOOD: All of it. Is that a fair answer? If I HAD to pick ... I'd go with Mac & Cheese (which is a SIDE DISH...Jenn!) and the sweet potatoes and the broccoli & cheese casserole...and the ham...oh oh and the stuffing! Oh it's just so hard to choose one food!
last year's thanksgiving spread 
WHAT IS THE BEST FALL MEMORY YOU HAVE: I don't think I have a "best" I just love being around family and the food every year for the holidays and Fall is really the kick off for the rest of the year. I look forward to it!

FAVORITE TYPE OF PIE: My Grandma's Sweet Potato Pie. It's so good! you put a little (or a big) scoop of cool whip on top - 6 thumbs up!
How to eat sweet potato (or pumpkin) pie
MOST WORN SWEATER: Um. I don't have one. Now if the question was "most worn sweatshirt" I have a few that could probably get up and walk on their own! I'm still wearing my college one from 10 years ago!

WHAT IS AUTUMN WEATHER LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE: I live in MD so the autumn mornings have a nice crisp cool feel to them. Highs around 60 degrees and lows in the 30s/40s.

FOOTBALL GAMES OR JUMPING IN LEAF PILES: Neither. Ew to both.

WHAT SONG REALLY GETS YOU IN THE FALL SPIRIT: Is there such a thing? Monster Mash?

WHICH MAKEUP TREND DO YOU PREFER - Dark lips or winged liner: Chapstick. Since I'm so stunningly gorgeous I don't wear any make up. JK. I don't wear any make up because I don't know how to put it on. I need to take a makeup course somewhere...eventually.

IS PUMPKIN SPICE WORTH THE HYPE: Yes. 

FAVORITE FALL TV SHOW: Survivor. Yes. It still comes on and Yes. I still watch it.

COMBAT BOOTS OR UGGS: Combat Boots. Uggs are Ugg-ly.

SKINNY JEANS OR LEGGINGS: I don't even own any leggings. Skinny Jeans all the way.

HALLOWEEN YAY OR NAY: Nay. I could do without it. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT BLACK FRIDAY: It's a scam. Didn't they prove that the "Black Friday" pricing is just their normal sales pricing weeks before? You wont catch me out shopping on that day.

FALL MORNINGS OR EVENINGS: Since I'm trying to run before work I'll go with mornings. That nice crisp air is so refreshing! 

ONE FALL 2015 TREND YOU LOVE: I'm not trendy. I don't even know what the trends are right now.  Maybe those scarf blanket things. Those look neat!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday {#12}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
Here's what's hap-pinning in my world...

since Halloween is Saturday I'm pinning all things Halloween this week!
Here are some of my favorites:
Halloween Hacks
Halloween Candy Bark
Poison Toffee Apples for Halloween
Painted Pumpkins

Halloween Hacks and DIY Ideas
Maybe I might actually do ONE of these ideas...ONE day...
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What are you pinning this week?
Are you ready for Halloween?

~trish
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'm No Fashion Blogger ... Buuuuuut.....


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Hi Gals!

We all know I'm NO fashion blogger. 
I can barely get my pants to match my shirt on a daily basis ... so by no means can I offer fashion advice. I can though share with some thing I like: EShakti.com - have you heard of it? It's a really neat site where they will customize clothes just for you - just give them your height, style preference and size or measurements (how it works) and BOOM! You have something for your body type.

I typically don't order clothes online because I'm always worried how things will fit me - I have a large bust, short torso, big butt and short legs (don't I sound just like a top model?!).  I like that I can order something, type in my real measurements (not the fake ones I use for everything else i.e. my driver's license and what I tell my friends "Oh yea, I'm 5'7 and 125lbs") and get something in my mailbox that actually fits.

Here are some of the dresses that are on my list:
dress, dress, dress, dress
I also really like:
dress, dress, dress, top
I'm noticing everything I like is black and white! It only makes sense that I ended up ordering something black:
Belted military style cape
My next order I'll need to pick something with COLOR!

Special Offer: Order something by 11.20.15 and use special code "talesfromtrish" and get 10% off! 

Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  
Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. 
It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.
This discount code is not applicable on clearance, gift cards & overstock categories.
Not applicable on previous purchases

What do you think? 
Like any of these pretty dresses?
Do you LOVE online shopping?
Would you consider ordering anything from EShakti?

~Trish
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*I was provided with free product from EShakti - all opinions are 100% my own*

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Funday!


Happy Monday Friends!

Are you ready for a fun week?

So how was your weekend?

I'm going to have to think of a new Monday posts because pretty soon my weekend re-caps are going to be all the same: Saturday: I worked. Sunday: I worked. Pretty soon you'll get tired of reading that!

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With my new work schedule I get to start my work date much later than most (I use to start at 8:30am ... now I start my day at 11am) so I'm trying to make the most of my day by "working out" in the morning. By working out I mean walk/running a couple miles around my neighborhood. Friday I decided to get fancy and throw in a 7 minute workout in after my run...I lasted only 3.5 minutes (embarrassing)!
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I saw this app on Biana's blog and I love it (thanks for the recommendation)! Maybe next time I'll make it the whole 7 minutes!
They also have 7min Fatburn and 7MinButt app that I downloaded and will get to eventually! I have to admit: my little 3.5 minutes had my legs sore the next day!


Friday night I was exhausted after work (probably because of those 3.5 minutes) so I had a wine and sushi night and hit the bed early!  Since I'm on a budget I picked up some sushi from Wegman's... I would've preferred hitting up my local sushi spot but I was able to get enough rolls for Troy and I at half the restaurant price. And it wasn't bad.

Saturday's work day just flew by! We had a parade of homes event that was advertised so lots of families came thru to check out the models we had open. I'm still super green so I answer a lot of questions with "Uh, I don't know" and "Um. Let me ask so&so" but I love talking to the people who come in looking for a new home (I'm working in a model home and once I'm out of training I'll be selling new homes).

Sunday sped past me too but I did have time to make super easy bacon ranch chicken and enjoy some Netflix time with Troy.

How was your weekend?

~Trish


Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Fiiive!

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Hey Ya'll! I've been a bit MIA from this space this week - sorry I haven't posted and/or read anyone's post. You'll probably get a few comments from me all at once when I sit down and read all that I've missed this week. Meanwhile .... how about a Friday Five?! 

{ONE}
Marie's blogging again! yay! She kicked off her first blog post this week over @ Maiden September! Check her out! She says her blog is in search of a genre but I'm sure it'll be chock full of fashion, lifestyle, recipes, getting healthy, relationships - overall a bag full of fun ... or should I say a blog full of fun! 
maybe she'll blog about this night and the "land shark" ;)
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Did you know that Starbucks offers Puppucinos?! I swear you really do learn something new everyday! I'm going to take Sammie to get her one - apparently she's been missing out on this her whole life! 

Sammie says "hell yea I want a puppucino!"
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I have discovered Amazon Prime Music and I'm in LOVE! 
Songza was my favorite music app until I started using Prime Music! If you pay for Amazon Prime you SHOULD be using the free music that comes with it! There's TONS of songs and playlists and stations you can listen to. I may even cancel my Sirius radio and just keep this Prime music for the car rides.

{FOUR}
I have been having a GREAT week in terms of checking stuff off my "To-Do" list! 
--Called 311 to get a recycling bin. I've been in my condo for nearly a year and I have not been recycling...I know. Shame on me! But next week I should have a nice blue bin delivered to my door and I'll be back on track to save the planet.
--Cancel my Audible.com account. I'm sad but I need to save money and I have less time to listen.
--I cooked two new meals this week: 
Keilbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash
One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole
--Re-did my budget to accommodate my new pay schedule. I'm at a company that only pays once a month so that means I have to redo/rethink EVERYTHING! Hopefully it's an easy adjustment.

{FIVE}
It's Friday!! That means it's WINETIME!!







I hope you enjoy your winetime as much as I will today/this weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2015

It's Friday! Yay!

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Hello there!
I'm still getting use to my new schedule (today's my "Tuesday" for those keeping track) and trying to figure out how I'm going to fit my blogging into everything.
In other words: if I disappear for multiple days in a row and/or I do not comment on your post for a few days (or until really late at night)...that means I haven't figured it out yet!

{ONE}
I have survived my first week on the new job! Woohoo. It's totally overwhelming and I have mini freak out moments like "holy crap!! will I be able to do ALLLLL THIS on my own..."

{TWO}
I tried another new recipe (the second for this month!): Poor Girl's Spicy Pork Chops and Rice
mine looked nothing like this
It was really tasty/flavorful. I did tweak the recipe a bit and used chicken breast instead of pork and black beans instead of black eyed peas.

{THREE}
My co-worker invited me to one of those Fitbit work week hustle step challenges. I'm OBSESSED with trying to win (or at least finish near the top). I'll know by the end of the day where I finished (right now I'm in second place).
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{FOUR}
Vampire Diaries season 6 was released on Netflix last week (I think) and I've already watched the whole season and I'm sad that I have to wait until the next season of it is on Netflix...next year! (yes I realize I can watch it now in real-time but ah...I don't have a DVR...and I'll never remember to watch it every week).
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{FIVE}
Lastly....
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I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

~Trish
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