Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blogger Men Tell All

Today, my husband gets to make his mark on this blog. A chance for him to shine for a day.

Country boy


And it's a good thing I am off the hook today because I am still recovering from his birthday weekend.So, many thanks to Samantha, Becca and Melissa for starting this link-up.

Becoming Adorrable



If you had a blog what would you call it and what would it be about?
The Moy Life?  Sports, current events, pop culture, marriage life, anything funny and random stuff.  

Hashtag TheMoyLife.

If you could live inside any videogame, which would it be?
I would save the citizens of Gotham as Batman in Arkham City.  

We love comic books. I would be catwoman.

Who is your best player on your fantasy football team this year? 

 ummm, there is none, so no comment?

If you could play for any professional sports team, which would it be?

Philadelphia 76ers, duh. 

Well, duh. Because he talks about them 365 days a year.

 What do you typically do with an hour of free time?

Make love to my Wife ;)

My husband, folks.


I will be better prepared for the next one so he can have even wittier answers. And really blow your socks off. Or whatever.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Let's Grab Coffee at Central Perk and a Beer at MacLaren's

This weekend. If there would be words for this weekend, there just wouldn't be any.

It was a weekend of celebrating my husband's birthday and a weekend of spending time with friends. 

Friday night we headed to Phikly to see Aziz Ansari. He did not disappoint. Had me laughing the whole time and especially loved his jokes on relationships. 



Then. On Saturday. I lived a dream come true. That's right. I got to grab some coffee from Central Perk! Only after waiting 3 hours in a very long line, but who was counting?

I couldn't BE more excited!

If you aren't familiar with it {which I will now be judging you for} Central Perk is the coffee shop from the TV show Friends. It is the place where Ross, Joey, Chandler, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica spent countless hours of the show, chatting, laughing and living out many story lines.

 It was replicated by Eight O'Clock Coffee and Warner Bros. in Soho, but only for a limited time. It opened September 18 and runs until October 18 where in that time, you can enjoy a free cup of coffee and a nice sit on the orange couch.



Once inside, it almost feels like you really could be catching up with the Friends cast any moment. And the memoribilia is enough to make any true Friends fan absolutely giddy. The clothes the cast wore, Monica and CHandler's wedding invite, rings and vows, the ceramic dog Joey keeps and even Emma's sonogram.


You then step over to order your special Eight O'Clock, free coffee from the barista. Definitely, no Gunther but still cool to walk up and order your coffee.

Grabbing coffee at Central Perk

Then, of course, there is the orange couch. The glory of the whole show. Any Friends fan would truly appreciate the fact that it is sitting there in all its glory. Worn down, dirty but sat on countless times to make a show I love.

They allow you to take pictures on the couch, as many as you want as long you wait in line. We took a few snaps because why not?

He's my lobster.


This was something I am so glad we were able to do. It was such a nice day out and it was easy to pass the 3 hour wait line with good friends there with us. If you are a Friends fan and in the area, you definitely do not want to miss this.

After that excitement, We took a nice stroll through Soho where of course, I had to stop in the Kardashian store, Dash. I couldn't afford one thing in that store but it was fun to pretend I could.



We continued our TV day with dinner and drinks at MacLaren's...I mean McGees pub.



This is the pub that the creators of How I Met Your Mother based it off of. It includes the bar, booths and mural on the wall. The differences are many but can see the similarities when you enter the first floor of the bar.

The HIMYM themed drinks did not disappoint. Although, the Robin Sparkles tasted more like a strong cherry medicine than a strong drink. But I would recommend The Pineapple Incident. 


And my burger was amazing. And I know burgers. Also, I had a frozen sangria and a large plate of loaded nachos. The day before my 7 day diet I was going hard. 


We ended the weekend with sleeping in, waffles and a few errands. I am now exhausted all over again but wouldn't have changed anything about the weekend. 

What were your weekend plans?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

27 Years of Awesome

Today, this guy celebrates 27 years.




To the guy that always has a funny joke somewhere, can try to make me laugh, who I can be silly with at all time, who declares the kitchen his cleaning zone, is a proud fur daddy to our Lily and who loves me so hard. The guy I get to call my husband every single day and makes me the luckiest gal on the planet.



27 is going to be a great year. It isn't so bad being here on the other side of your late 20's. I know, I've been here.



Happy Birthday, Brian. I love you so much.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall TV Show Favorites

It's that time of year again. The air is turning crisper, the leaves are changing and TV is taking on a whole new season of drama and laughs.

We are huge TV watchers. Maybe a little too much at time. Our DVR definitely gets itself a workout just to keep up with all of them. Now that fall is back, we are gearing up our fall TV show lineup.




Returning Fall Favorites



//Grey's Anatomy
 As we return this season, Cristina is clearly absent and I am not sure how everything will play out. Meredith lost her person.

//Revenge
After having finally caught up just a week ago, I can't wait to see how Emily continue to play out her schemes. Especially with Victoria in the psychiatric hospital and Conrad dead.

//Once Upon a Time
Confession, we just started watched this over the summer. Netlfix Binge. We are all caught up and are awaiting to see how Storybook gets "frozen over."

//Agents of Shield
If you haven't already known, we love superheroes and love that they are making their way to TV. The first season of this show correlated directly with two Marvel movies, Captain America and Thor. Hydra had taken over and Shield is no longer. What will happen?

//Modern Family
Equivalent of my Friends fix. Can laugh and laugh over and over again. After watching reruns all summer, we are ready for more Phil-osophies.





New Fall TV Picks



// Mysteries of Laura
Debra Messing plays a single mom of twin that tries to juggle being a mom and a homicide detective. It also helps Josh Lucas plays her soon to be ex-husband. Nice on the eyes. After one episode, I really love the wit and humor in this show. I also love detective shows. Looking forward to seeing if I can stay along for the ride.

//Gotham
All about Batman and having a husband who loves Batman, you are signed up for this every Monday night. I must admit, it wasn't that bad of a storyline and Jada Pinkett Smith playing the villain is quite the touch,

//Flash
Another comic book show. It seems we have a pattern. It follows the character, "Flash" who is literally the fastest human on the planet after an explosion.

What shows are on your fall TV list?


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vitality VoxBox {Review}

Influenster recently sent me a Vitality VoxBox. I got to test out some great things, some will be repeats in my future.





Bikini Ready Lifestyle Gummies



These gummies were meant to increase energy and metabolism. I took them in the afternoon and it definitely got rid of that afternoon slump. I didn't see much change in regards to losing weight even with working out. I would consider buying another bottle just for the increased energy I received from these and plus, it includes B12 so an added bonus. They also offer protein powder and multivitamins to help achieve your Bikini Body Lifestyle.

And right now, I am trying to keep my #bikinireadylifestyle by participating in The Tone It Up Challange. I am going to switch back to a yeast free diet (80/20) and working out more consistently. Even though we are entering colder weather, I definitely do not want to add anymore pounds over here!

Elizabeth Arden 




As I am nearing the age of 30 way too fast, I suppose I should start to think about wrinkles and aging on my face. I am very weary of using different things on my face but knew I needed to try it out. It was a nice scent and made my face soft. Maybe with continued use it would be a great addition to my over 30 beauty wardrobe.

Softlips Cube




I have always loved the Softlips brand. They always have great flavors and provide great coverage. It has been awhile since they discounted one of my favorites of pearl Sofltips tube. But I will definitely go back to my Softlips after trying the cube. It provides SPF 15 and the blueberry pomegranate is a great flavor. Easy to grip with the cube too.

Pure Life Iced Tea



The price tag has always steered me away from trying out this tea but I'm glad I was able to try it now. I got the unsweetened one and it was great. It reminded me of sun tea that my grandma used to make. Basically, you out in tea leafs and let it steep and add some lemon and sugar if you desire. It was great to have something in a bottle that tastes so similar.

First Degree Burn Creme

I used this on


Playtex Sport


I have reviewed this before. Never been of a fan of Playtex. And this brand did barely anything for my coverage. Definitely will not be a purchase I will make. But I encourage you to try them out for yourself and #playOn

 I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

What 20 Years of Friends Has Taught Me

This day 20 years, we were given one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Friends made its debut Septemeber 22, 1994.




I was the young age of 7 and had no idea what being married was and all the jokes from the first seasons would have gone way over my head. But by the time I was 13, I was a religious watcher of the hit Thursday night TV show.

Just like How I Met Your Mother...Friends has made its way into many homes the past 20 years. And has become a serious obsession in this household. I am also pretty sure I had at least 4 of the 20 "Rachel" haircuts.



 If you are just joining in on my obsession with the TV show, just let me say..




Fact. Brian used to ask me how I still laughed at the jokes when I can pretty much say every epsiode word for word. And the answer? Because it's that funny.


What the TV show Friends has taught me

Growing up can kind of stink. With jobs and responsibilities, it's a lot of work.

 But in the middle of all of that can be the best kind of fairytale. The best part of your life can make the mundane and really hard stuff a lot easier.





 That Superman can actually be a part of Christmas if you really want him to be.


Margaritas are grown up drinks. And can be pronounced "MARGA-RIIITASSSS" while eating "FAJITASSS"

AND ALWAYS USE A POTHOLDER
Being pregnant is going to be AWESOME because I can juggle drinks on my belly.

WHAT A TRICK





I definitely need to put a turkey on my head with sunglasses and dance because...well, it's just hilarious.




There is always time for foolery and not being a grownup.



That turning 30 might be as terrifying and wonderful as expected.








MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

Bubble baths are just as great as they sound.


I would know exactly what to do if a guy said...





And that if you're veyr lucky, you just meet your very best friend in college and collect a few great ones along the way,




What are your favorite lessons from Friends?


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Must Haves on a Budget

As we are almost full into fall mode, it is time to update the fall wardrobe. There is just something about sweaters, boots, fall basics that makes you all warm and cozy.

Updating your wardrobe doesn't have to cost a fortune. Especially because if you're anything like me, we are on a budget to save, save, save. So my wardrobe and fall update can't include any brand names.

However, it doesn't mean I still can't look fab this fall.



Fall Must Haves on a Budget






1. Denim Legging-Target / As fall hits, I live in my denim leggings and skinny jeans. These Target ones are my absolute favorite. So comfortable and come in different washes.

2. Green satchel handbag-Target / Every season needs a new handbag. And I am loving on this hunter green satchel from Target. It's roomy and has the buckle accent.

3. Oversize Sweater-The Red Dress Boutique / Leggings, over sized sweater, pumpkin spice in my hand. My picture of a perfect fall day. And outfit.

4. Ballet Flat-Target / With the skinny jeans and denim leggings, you have to pair it with the perfect ballet flat. I am loving on these leopard flats from Sam & Libby at Target. I mean, the bow, print, just perfection.

5. Anorak Jacket- Target / When the middle of October nears, you might need to start grabbing a light jacket before you head out the door. This one has recently caught my eye and will definitely be a part of my fall wardrobe.

6. Infinity Scarf-Target  Can anyone have too many scarves? The answer is no. And fall is the perfect time to introduce new ones to your wardrobe. The perfect accessory.

7. Women's Favorite Button Down Shirt-Target / One of my favorite parts of fall wardrobe is the addition of plaid. Being a country girl, my Grandpa, uncles lived in their plaid coats and shirts when going out during brisk, fall nights.

8. Basic Tee-Body Central Basic Tee. Can be thrown under any cardigan, jean jacket and paired with denim leggings, skinny jeans and leggings. Must have for your wardrobe.

9. Denim Jacket Light Denim- Target / As I mentioned, pairs perfectly with a maxi dress, maxi skirt or even jeans. Perfect accessory when it's just not cold enough for a full jacket yet.

10. Maxi Dress -The Red Dress Boutique / Just because we have entered fall doesn't mean the maxi dress has got to go back in the with the summer clothes. You can still wear it, just pairing it with a light sweater or denim jacket. I love that this has a fall worthy floral print on it.


What are your favorite fall items for your wardrobe?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

100 Days until Christmas

I know everyone is just starting to get into the spirit of fall. As am I

I am loving on...

Pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin anything.

Sundays with football in the background.

Sweaters, boots, scarves.

Decorating for fall and Halloween.

But what is even more of my favorite time of the year?

CHRISTMAS.

Today, marks 100 days until Christmas.


And I couldn't be more excited. Just in case you haven't known, I love love love Christmas. The holiday season has always been a special time and I love the feeling of holiday spirit.

From the decorations, movies, parties, snow and holiday traditions, I love it all.

I will be writing all about the holidays coming up over here. This includes Fall Bucket List, Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes, Hot Christmas gift guide, DIY Christmas Crafts and a few more sprinkled in there.

What are you doing to get ready for the holiday season?




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