Monday, March 16, 2009

Go Fly a Kite

When the weather is as nice as it was this weekend, I love to be outside. My roommate (and her BF) went to the Corey Hill Outlook park this weekend (an amazing view of Boston) and hung out, went on the swings, and most of all did my favorite outdoor activity...

Flying kites! Now it might seem like a stupid thing to do, but it's tons of fun. The best part is kites are so cheap! Check out your local Target for kites from $3.99 all the way up to over $20. The $3.99 type is so easy to rig up. Literally 1 piece of plastic and 1 clip, and you're good to go! Try it out with the roommates on a lazy Sunday, or date a date kite flying! It's cheap and lots of fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

You May Think I'm Wacko...

BUT I LOVE JACKO! You might have heard that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is playing a string of shows in London this July. He claims it's his last time ever in London.... I say when he needs money again, he'll skip right across the pond. Think what you may about me, and Mr. Jackson, put aside all the drama, plastic surgery, weird outfits, and court cases. When it comes down to it, the man is really an amazing talent. So to leave us off for the weekend I've compiled a list of my Top 5 Michael Jackson songs. Here we go...

5. Wannabe Startin' Something
This is one of those songs that is most enjoyable cranked up loud with the windows down on a summer day heading to the beach. And the best advice ever "If You Can't Feed Your Baby, Then Don't Have No Baby". I'm going to send this to Octo-mom

4. Smooth Criminal
A lot of us in my age bracket will remember a cover of this song popular one summer about 12 years ago. However nothing compares to the original and the AMAZING video. The "owww"'s over and over again in the middle just make me wanna dance.

3. Dirty Diana/Blood on the Dancefloor
Two of Jackson's lesser known songs. They're a tie for me. I kind of love the dark, growling tone to both of them. They're not very 'Mike-like" but check them out. They're cool and different.

2. Black or White
Who doesn't love this song? I can remember seeing the video as a kid and loving the bridge where Jackson walks through the fire. I'm not going to lie, I actually thought he was cute, AND I wanted to look like him... My how things change. And of course, Miss Tyra smiles with her eyes in a cameo towards the end of the spot.

1. The Way You Make Me Feel
Personally, my FAVORITE Michael Jackson song. Could it be because it's in one of my favorite movies? (Center Stage) or could if be because he did a duet of it with Britney Spears at his anniversary special? Could be... but most of all I think it's a hot hot song, that like all of Jackson's songs, stand the test of time.

Don't hate me that Billie Jean, Bad, and Thriller aren't on the list. Those are OF COURSE some of my favorite Mike song's, but theyre on every list, all the time.

To Check out all of Michael Jackson's videos, head over to his YouTube page
And to pre-register for tickets to see him in London this summer. Head to his Official Site

60 degress in Boston tomorrow!! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3:00 Snacktime!

If you work in an office you know that some of the most exciting times of the day are when you get to eat. I know the ladies at my office start talking about lunch when we get in, and dinner after lunch. For me I eat breakfast (bagel with cream cheese), an 11:00 snack (Goldfish), Lunch at 12:30 (whatever looks good), and a snack at 3:00 (usually a cookie). But when I get home, I always want a snack... That's where my new favorite dipping snack food comes in.

Bachman's Pita Ptrezel Squares are an awesome snack. They're got all the tastes of a pretzel (yum) but baked into a perfect little square (perfect for dipping). I like mine with Spinach and Artichoke Hummus. I bite the little square in 1/2 (the inside is hollow) then scoop out the hummus, and crunch away. The hummus gets in that little pocket and its DELICIOUS! And there's no Trans Fats, Artificial Coloring, or Flavors to boot! All around (or all square I guess) it's a perfect snack.

Check out Bachman's Pita Pretzel Square
And pick them up for about $2.00 at your local SuperMarket

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Take a Letter Maria...

I'm back after yesterday's snow storm. Jamaica can't come soon enough!

I'm all about jotting down notes and thoughts here and there throughout the day. Sometimes they're quote that I run across that I like, sometimes it's ridiculous things that I over hear people saying (which in this office is lots), or sometimes it's just songs that I need to download (Brooke White "Hold Up My Heart"). But when it comes down to it, I need a journal to get through my day. Sooooo I've compiled a collection of sites where you can get awesome journals (some even customized)
I love this store! I randomly stumbled upon this website when I was looking for a gift for a good-for-nothing loser ex-boyfriend (y'all know who I'm talking about). They've got awesome journals at all different price points in all sorts of style. Some have recycled paper (go green!) and some have recycled leather! Jenni Bick also has a good ole brick and mortar storefront on Martha's Vineyard. Visit them in Vineyard Haven at 49 State Road.

Check out their Pocket Journals starting at $10. Get them embossed for $12.00 more

Rugby by Ralph Lauren is one of my favorite stores. They embody the preppy style (which I love) while giving it an edgy more deconstructed look (did they make this store for me or what?) Rugby usually has a couple journals to choose from. The one I use day to day is one Liz got me for Christmas a few years ago. It's got skulls and crossbones on the cover with blank unlined pages (my preference) on the inside.

Try this Buffalo Check Journal on sale @

If you know me, you know that my go-to store for EVERYTHING is TJMaxx or Marshalls. I love discount shopping (and the TJMaxx jingle), what can I say? I've actually found some amazing journals at these stores, for really low prices (try $2.99-$8.99). When I was at TJMaxx last weekend, they had Vera Bradley journals/note cards for $5.99. Swing by and have a gander.

Click Here to find the TJMaxx near you, or Here for Marshalls


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