Four Things for Friday!

Happy Friday! Did this week drag on or what? I’m excited for the weekend which involves sleeping in tomorrow (hopefully), binge watching Netflix shows, celebrating my sister’s birthday Saturday night, a friend’s baby shower on Sunday and maybe some tuxedo shopping for the wedding.

Anyway, I saw this great post idea over on Borrowed HEAVEN and thought I’d take a stab at it. Make sure to go over and visit her blog!

Four of my nicknames:
– Paco (my fiance and I call each other Paco)
– Nan
– Nanc
– And… I think that’s it?

Four jobs I’ve had:
– Wedding/banquet server at an old train station
– Medical Records Clerk at a hospital
– Human resources Department at college
– Executive Assistant at a radio station

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
– Good Fellas
– The Shawshank Redemption
– Home Alone
– Over the Hedge

Four things in my purse:
– Two wallets (I’m in the process of switching all the stuff over from one to the other .. and I gave up halfway through the process.)
– Altoids
– Blistex
– Day planner

Four books I’d recommend:
– The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
– If You Have to Cry Go Outside – Kelly Cutrone
– Looking for Alaska – John Green
– The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

Four places I’ve lived:
I’ve only lived in two places, home and college:
– Mansfield, PA

Four places I’ve visited:
– Colorado

– Florida

– St. Thomas, USVI

– Canada

Four places on my travel bucket list:
– Rome
– Australia
– Vegas
– Hawaii

Four things I don’t eat:
– mayonnaise
– yogurt
– sushi
– runny egg yolks

Four shows I watch:
– ANYTHING on the Food Network
– The Following
– Modern Family
– QVC…  

Four things I’m looking forward to in 2015:
Right now my only focus is on one thing which is:
– GETTING MARRIED! Can’t believe it’s happening.

Linking up here!

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Confession Session

Dusk by Jake Givens

I hate Daylight Savings time. 
Typically I love this time of year and looked forward to turning the clocks ahead, but this year I hate it. Sure, it’s still light out at 7pm now and everyone else is ecstatic about it but I could care less. The ground is still covered with 2 feet of muddy grey slushy snow and I can’t enjoy the daylight yet so I’d rather it just be dark.
I keep complaining about my weight but I’m not being strict with my diet.
I have been pretty good about doing my Jillian Michael’s workout video’s all winter and while I feel good about maintaining a regular workout plan, I also think it tricked my subconscious into thinking I can eat chips and cheese before bed.
I put ice cubes in my red wine.
I’m not picky when it comes to alcohol. Tequila shots? Yes, please! Vodka red bulls? Sure! Gin & Tonic? I’d love one! Beer that has been sitting in a cooler all winter and probably tastes like skunk piss? Well, we better not waste it.. You catch my drift? However, for some reason, red wine has not be palatable to me lately. I bought a bottle the other night and I just couldn’t get on board with it. I put a few ice cubes in the glass to cool/water it down. I think that’s a big wine-o no no, right?
I am still wearing clothes I bought for my first job out of college.
This morning when I was getting dressed for work I started to browse through some shirts that have been pushed toward the back of the closet. I nearly gasped when I pulled out a black shirt I wore back in 2009 when I worked at the radio station. Because 1.) That’s sad I still have it. 2.) It isn’t a good quality shirt that should be saved and 3.) I realized I was wearing pants from 2009 as well…. I need a wardrobe update ASAP.
I unplugged my work phone the other day.
I was so busy with e-mails, projects, etc. that I couldn’t handle the constant ringing of the phone.
Baby products freak me out.
I went shopping for a baby shower gift this week for a friend who is expecting her first child and felt so overwhelmed while looking through the registry. This isn’t my first baby shower by any means and I’m no stranger to babies as I have 3 younger siblings but for some reason I kept thinking “holy shit.. babies need a lot of stuff” during this particular shopping excursion. How does a mother learn how to use all of those baby things?
Linking up with Melissa today.
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Five on Friday

Friday, you’re one sexy lady and I love you.

The first week back to work after a tropical vacation can only be described as miserable, exhausting and cruel. I’ll update you on the details of that amazing adventure when I get the ambition to load the 100 beach margarita photo’s from my iPhone sometime this weekend.

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1) The cold. 
It’s still here. And it’s still brutal. And I still hate it.

2) House of Cards. 
LOVE. IT. Paco and I have been binging on the new season and have only 4 more episodes left in our Netflix queue so I bet we’ll finish that this weekend.

3) Bloody Marys.
I’ve only had a handful of these tomato concoctions in my lifetime but recently I’ve been craving them and recreating them at home. I haven’t found the perfect balance of ingredients yet, but I’m having fun trying.

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Not ready for vacation to end.

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4) Save-the-Dates.
Our Save-the-Dates were mailed out early this week and I’ve already received many messages from friends and family expressing their excitement about our big day! It’s finally becoming real..

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#nancyandmitchgethitched save the dates ☺️

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5) R.I.P.P.E.D. 
With less than 6 months to go before the wedding I figured it was time to start worrying about fitting into that very expensive white dress I purchased a couple months ago… So I headed to my first RIPPED class and holy shit.. what a workout. RIPPED stands for Resistance. Interval. Power. Polymetric. Endurance. Diet. It is an intense workout and I urge you to find a class ASAP if you’re looking for a new workout.

Have any of you tried a RIPPED workout yet? Or mastered a perfect Bloody Mary recipe?

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Linking up with September Farm & A. Liz Adventures

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Healthy Glow – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

For as long as I can remember I have had sensitive skin. The smallest change in my skincare routine can wreck havoc on my face leaving me with breakouts, puffiness, and redness. It was early on in Junior High when I started to wear make up that I realized I had to be selective with my skincare products after suffering from a few severe allergic reactions such as swollen eye lids and face rashes. Even to this day I am skeptical to try new products and if I do feel brave enough to try one I’ll typically do it on a week when I know I have nothing going on – i.e. no social gatherings, holidays, etc. – in case I do have a reaction to it.

However, there is one brand that has been my tried and true brand for as long as I can remember. I am never nervous to try their products which is comforting for a person with extremely sensitive skin like myself.


They have such a wide variety of products that work perfectly with my skin care needs. Many of their products have become a staple in my beauty regime and I’d be lost without their Healthy Defense Moisturizer, Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and Pore Refining Toner, all in which I use daily.

Since I was on vacation last week with limited access to e-mail I was unaware that my Influenster VoxBox was delivered so one can only imagine the excitement I felt when I opened the UPS package to see a new Neutrogena product. The timing couldn’t be any more perfect since I just spent a week at the beach soaking up sun and salty sea water which has caused my skin to appear a bit dry and flaky.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is an oil-free, lightweight, non-sticky gel moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin and helps give your skin a hydrated look and feeling. It contains nutrient rich ingredients such as Olive Extract which is naturally found in the skin and Hyaluronic Acid which helps to strengthen as well as moisturize. It is wearable under make up and non-comedogenic which is very important to me when I choose skin care products.

I’ve only used this a few times since I received it but I couldn’t wait any longer to review it. I seriously love it. It’s in the $18 – $20 price range which is reasonable considering the quality of the product.

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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