Friday, August 26, 2016

#girlboss(es) 7 - Mrs. Erika Labbe

Woo! It's Friday, which means that it's the weekend! More importantly here, it means, Fabulous Female Friday! 

Today, I am featuring, Mrs. Erika Labbe! Erika and I met by the brilliance that is Clark University's roommate pairing questionnaire, back in 2004 (has it really been that long??). I always felt so lucky to have Erika as a roommate, because you hear all kinds of "horror" stories about college roommates. Honestly, the only time that Erika and I "fought" in the year and a half that we lived together was during the 2005 Super Bowl when the Eagles (my home team) played (and lost) against the Patriots (Erika's a New Englander, so of course, she was rooting for the was everyone else at Clark). It wasn't so much that we were fighting, but there was definitely some tension haha. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

My First Trip to MAGIC

This was my first time going to Las Vegas, and I can honestly say that I did not indulge in any of the typical debauchery activities that the city offers.  I feel that’s important to mention, because I want you to know that what I felt while I was there was truly genuine and not influenced by the bright lights and buzz of the city. 

#girlboss(es) 6 - Ms. Samantha Atzeni

Hi Everyone, and happy Friday (FriYAY!)!

My Fabulous Female Friday post this week features the absolutely brilliant, Ms. Samantha Atzeni. I met Samantha in college through mutual friends. Whenever these mutual friends would have a get together, we would both attend, and we would usually end up talking and having a great time together!

Friday, August 12, 2016

#girlboss(es) 5 - Mrs. Courtney Lawrence

Happy Fabulous Female Friday!! We're already at our fifth fabulous female! Are you excited? I know I am!

Our fifth #girlboss is a friend and coworker of mine, Mrs. Courtney Lawrence! I was fortunate enough to meet Courtney, when I started working at Grice Middle School in 2013! We didn't get to talk a lot that first year, but every interaction I had with her, no matter how brief, was always so nice! My second year at Grice, we had our morning duty together (before I went on maternity leave), and we chatted every day! Courtney has this energy about her that is so refreshing. She is seriously a ray of sunshine to any room she walks into, and she is a total sweetheart to anyone that comes into her life. Not only is she sweet, but she is so strong (emotionally and physically - I mean, forget "Michelle Obama Arms", let's talk about "Courtney Lawrence Arms" #goals).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

OBX Pictures

Every year for the past twenty-something years, my family has gone to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for our summer vacation. Only in the past 8 years though, did we have momentous occasions where we wanted to get professional pictures taken on the beach! This tradition started 8 years ago, when my sister got engaged. What started out as an engagement photoshoot, turned into a photoshoot for all of us!

Outer Banks, engagement shoot

Friday, August 5, 2016

#girlboss(es) 4 - Mrs. Adriana Moore

Happy Friday! Happy weekend! Our Fabulous Female Friday this week is Mrs. Adriana Moore!

Adriana is one of my wonderful coworkers at Grice Middle School! Her students and coworkers have such a tremendous amount of respect for her, it's really inspiring to see! In addition to being a teacher, a wife, and a mom, Adriana is also a Beachbody coach! Her story below explains how she does it all!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time for a hair change - the American Wave

Hi all! Today is the day that I decided to change up my look! I have always considered my hair just another accessory, so I have never had a problem with cutting or coloring my hair, because it'll grow. My hair is thick and grows fast, so even if I didn't love a particular hair style, I knew my hair would grow quickly, and I could change it in a couple of months.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Shopping with Vinny!

Today, I had the absolute pleasure of shopping with my good friend, Vinny who was one of my winners of my first giveaway (don't worry, there will be other giveaways, if you missed the first one!)! We started the day with a closet makeover, where Vinny and I went through his closet together and got rid of the clothes that weren't the right fit or style, or that were showing too many signs of wear and needed to go.