Friday, September 30, 2011

Be Happy.

Friday! It's that simple, I am so excited for the weekend, the fact that tomorrow is October 1st and that I am three weeks away from seeing my Manfriend puts a smile on my face. Tomorrow I head to Penn Station where I'll hop on the AmTrak line up to Boston, where my sister is picking me up and driving me up to her new house in Maine. I'll be up there until Wednesday and I am looking forward to this mini vacation very much, I miss my sister and her little boys.

Last night I got a much needed haircut, I didn't do much to the length, just a trim. I did get some bangs, I was up in the air about getting them but I went for it and I'm super happy with the result. My sister-in-law who lived in France, informed me that bangs were a god choice, making me look more European. I love being an American but when you are in a foreign country the last thing I want to do is stick out. Maybe my bangs will help me blend in, haha.

Rocking the new cut. Do I look more European..haha.

I finally found a dress to wear to Kyle's brother's wedding next weekend. Yes, I know I waited until the last minute but I absolutely love what I found. I can't wait to celebrate with Kyle's family next weekend.

Tonight I'll be doing some more celebrating. Some of my friends and I are taking Kyle's sister Taryn out for a birthday dinner. We are going to the amazing Pasticerria Bruno on Staten Island and it should be a fun night. Happy Birthday Taryn, you are the little sister I've always wanted and I love that I have you in my life.

The Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway ends today at 12:00pm noon (est) and the winner will be announced shortly after. Don't miss out on your chance to win a Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag! All you have to do is click the link below and comment on the First Birthday Post. The winner will receive the Longchamp Le Pliage of their choice, there are twelve colors in all.
A huge thank you to all who have participated!

Good Luck!

Today's quote comes from Anne Frank, who is one of the most talked about Jewish victimsof the Holocaust. Her life's story is tragic, something no child should ever have to endure. But with all that tradjedy she managed to maintain a positive perspective on life. The quote that I will share with you, is just one example of how positive she was.

You have the power of making someone's day, being happy is contagious. Let someone catch your disease. Be positive, smile, laugh, be happy.


Happy people make others happy too.
-Anne Frank

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just Never Give Up.

Happy National Coffee Day!

I love Thursday, make it a great one loves. Happy National Coffee Day, one of my favorite days of the year, I will celebrate with a Pumpkin Spice Latte! The weather is still pretty humid and crappy here in New York City, like I said earlier this week, I'm ready for some cooler weather.

When I got home yesterday I had a package from my very thoughtful Manfriend, he sent me a book for bloggers called, Blogging for Bliss. It's such a sweet book and it has so many helpful tips on how to improve your blog. I've been planning a Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes revamp and now I think it's going to come sooner then later.

My New Blogging Book...Thanks Manfriend aka Kyle!

Last night I took a trip to PetSmart and picked up some puppy stuff to send over to Kyle. I actually got nervous while picking out the right supplies, reading everything carefully. Something about having another life in my hands, freaked me a little. I picked up a Golden Retriever 101 book, maybe this book will calm my fears. As I've told my Manfriend, I don't need my dog turning out like Marley from, Marley and Me, haha.

Must Read!

One day left in the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway! You have 24 hours to post your comments on the link below, entering yourself in the giveaway. What are you giving away you ask? Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is giving one of it's lucky readers a Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag! The giveaway ends tomorrow, September 30th at 12pm noon (est) and the winner will be announced soon after. The winner can pick the Longchamp Le Pliage of their choice, 12 color choices in all.

I wish you all the best of luck and I'm serious when I say I wish I could give you all a Le Pliage!

In honor of National Coffee Day, today's quote comes the old Starbucks "The Way I See It" cups. I've used a "The Way I See It" cup quote before and I wish Starbucks would bring this back, what a great way to start your day, a fresh cup of coffee and an inspiring quote. Bring it back Starbucks!

Anyway, this quote on a cup is from Ultramarathon Runner, Dean Karnazes. He's is one of my running idols, who I had the privilege of meeting him last October at the Chicago Marathon. This is one inspirational quote and I have to share it with you.

It's simple, life gets hard but never ever give up.


Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. 
- Dean Karnazes

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Some more Frosting.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, that my brother, Brendan and his company Frost Productions did an amazing job during Fashion Night Out, lighting up the glamorous Tiffany and Co., well they are at it again. This time they lit up the Metropolitan Museum of Art  for a concert put on by the lovely and talented Mary J. Blige.

Check out Frost's latest creation below, you'll definitely be wowed! I have to mention again, how proud I am of my brother and the amazing work he and his team creates.

If you are interested in seeing more of Frost's work check out FrostProductions

Exhaust Yourself.

Hey Lovers, happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are having a great week.

Yesterday the Manfriend and I received some great news, our little pup was born, he's one of eight healthy and happy English Golden Retrievers. Our puppy will be ready to go home in a couple of weeks. The Manfriend is already puppy proofing our Limoges apartment. It's crazy knowing there is something living out there that we own and will soon be a major part of our lives. So now I have two countdowns, one until I see the Manfriend and one for ****'s arrival. I don't want to reveal the name just yet.

Our Little Pup **** is in there!

Now I need my lovely readers opinion about my haircut on Thursday. Should I get bangs or shouldn't I? I go back and forth and right now I'm up in the air about it, bangs can be a lot of work but I think they make me look older, then the 18 year old people accuse me of being. So what do you think? Bangs? No bangs? Below I posted a picture of how I want them cut, if I do indeed bring back the bangs. What do you think?

This is what I'd go for. Bangs? or  No Bangs?
Two days left for the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway! Want to get your hand on a Longchamp Le  Pliage tote bag? All you have to do is click the link below and comment on the First Birthday Post! This Longchamp tote sells for $145 and it could be all yours for FREE, your chance to win is just a comment away. The giveaway ends this Friday, September 30th at 12 pm noon (est) and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Good Luck and Thanks for your continued support of
Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes.

Today's quote comes from Businessman, Lawrence K. Fish. I found this quote on QuotableCards and it's a keeper. Yesterday the manfriend and I were talking about all the things we want to do in life, some short term and long term goals, some places we'd love to visit, some things we'd like to try to help us become the best versions of ourselves.

You were put on this planet to live, so take advantage of that opportunity. As long as you have air in your lungs, you should try and better yourself. And it's not about the money in your bank account, it's about the experiences you can take with you along your journey. Like I say all the time, make your story and interesting one. I know when I am up there in age, I can't wait to share my stories with my grandchildren, that's my ultimate goal in life, to be the interesting granny with a tattoo of a cupcake on my foot, it's that simple.


Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel, meet people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys.try everything . Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.
– Lawrence K. Fish

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Win a Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Bag!

Don't miss out on your chance to win a Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag!

To celebrate Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Year on the Web, Jeans and Tees is giving a lucky reader a Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag! This bag sells for $145! Sweet giveaway right! All you have to do is click on the link below and comment! There is no limit on how many times you comment, each comment equals one entry into the random drawing. It's been a fierce competition so far and I'm seriously overwhelmed by the amount of comments.

The contest runs until this Friday, September 30th at 12:00pm noon (est) and the winner will be picked using and announced soon after! The lucky winner can pick their desired color tote, twelve colors in all and it will be shipped their way.

Click the Link Right Below This.

The Longchamp tote is my go to bag, perfect for traveling and my commute to and from Manhattan. It's extremely durable yet has a classically sophisticated look, that touch of gold on the zipper goes a long way. It's also weatherproof, so bring on the rain, sleet and snow. I don't know what I'd do without my Longchamp!

Picture Compliments of Tumblr.

Again, thank you so much for your continued support and readership of Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes. This blog wouldn't be what it is today without you! I am forever grateful and look forward to another year in the blogosphere.

Love and Luck!

Be willing to look stupid.

Happy Tuesday Beauties, it's another warm and humid day in New York City, I thought it's fall, where is the cool, crisp weather? I want to wear my sweaters and boots. Have a wonderful day, step out of your comfort zone today.

Yesterday I put in for my last day at work, which made me moving over to France feel even more real. It was sad to make my schedule, highlighting my last day but I know a new adventure awaits. I have to thank Abercrombie and Fitch 5th Avenue for being so amazing to me over the past years, they've supported me through some very hectic times, not many people can say that about their place of work.

I know it's only Tuesday but I am really looking forward to the weekend. On Saturday, I am taking the train up to Boston where my sister is picking me up and taking me to her new house in Maine. I'm looking forward to this mini vacation , spending some quality time with my sister and nephews, enjoying the crispy New England weather and hopefully some of my sister's amazing baked goods. So come on weekend, get here already!

Have you checked out the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway? In honor of being on the web for a year, Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is giving away a Longchamp tote bag! This bag is worth $145 and it could be all your for simply commenting on the post below, just click the link and comment. The Giveaway ends this Friday, September 30th at 12 noon (est).

Good Luck and Thanks for Your Support!

Today's quote comes from Hugh Laurie's character, Dr, Gregory House from the television show, House. I didn't hear this quote on the show, I saw it as a quote my sister posted on her Pinterest, under her "Words to Live By" board and I fell in love with it.

I believe in dreaming big, taking risks, following your heart and taking the less traveled path. I also believe you should be humble during the process, you can't take yourself to seriously or you'll never get out alive. You have to accept that they'll be up and downs but if you go into every one of life's challenges with a smile on your face and a sense of humor, life won't seem all the bad. Let go and live.


If you aren't willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.
-Dr. Gregory House

Monday, September 26, 2011

Trust your gut.

Hey there Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes Readers, here's to a delightful Monday! How was your weekend? I hope you had a great one, filled with a new adventure or two. I had an awesomely productive weekend and got a ton of stuff done, only 26 days until I'm off to France, I have to get cracking on a lot of things.

The major project this weekend was finding a dress for Kyle's brother's wedding. Well, after searching high and low, trying on dress after dress, I still haven't found one I'm in love with. I'm seriously running out of time, it's 13 days away, nothing like waiting until the last minute.

I may not have found a dress but I did find a lot of other great clothes to take with me to France. I've been buying more blacks, skirts,  boots and flats, I'm going to try and pull off the whole "Parisian Chic" thing. We'll see how that goes!
I also finally set up my Etsy shop this weekend! Now you can purchase some of my quotable creations. I hope you check the site out, maybe something will catch your eye. If there is a quote that you'd like me to make up for you, just send me the desired quote and I'll send you the creation!

But by far the biggest highlight of the weekend came early this morning. My Manfriend sent a deposit to a dog breeder to secure us a little boy puppy from a new litter of English Golden Retrievers! The breeder is in France and the Manfriend has been communicating back and forth with them over the past two weeks. I can't tell you how exited the both of us are to get the little guy, we're huge dog lovers and our new pup will be the perfect companion overseas and when he's old enough he'll be my running buddy. Now I really can't wait to get over to France. I'll reveal the name once we pick him up, but I'm sure a lot of you guys could figure it out knowing the Manfriend and my history.

There are five days to go in the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway! Check out the link below and comment away, entering yourself the chance to win a Longchamp tote bag which sells for $145. The giveaway ends this Friday, September 30th at 12 noon (est).

Good Luck to all of you and you are amazing me with all your comments!

Today's quote comes from the television show, Grey's Anatomy. This show is chock full of amazing quotes and this one caught my attention recently. I am a big believer in trusting and following your heart. Your heart or others may call it your gut, knows what is right for you. So trust it, go with it, follow your heart song, it may take you to places you've only dreamed of.


No matter how high the stakes, sooner or later you're just gonna have to go with your gut. And maybe, just maybe, that will take you right where you were supposed to be.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Be Kind.

Thank god it's Friday, TGIF!!! Even though the weather is quite dreary here in New York City, I'm not bothered because I know the weekend is approaching. Have a great weekend lovers, make it a productive one as always, tackle something and spend some time doing something you love doing.

Last night I enjoy a yummy dinner at my brother and sister-in-law's apartment, I love it there, especially since I get to hang out with the cutest two month old I know, William Beckett. After dinner I headed back to my place just in time to watch, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, this show is hilarious and I was laughing from beginning to end. Also there is something about Charlie Day's character, Charlie that I just love, maybe it's the scruff.

One week left in the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway! Click on the link below and comment, entering to win a Longchamp tote bag which sells for $145! I have to say there are already tons of comments, I can't imagine how many there will be by next Friday. Don't miss your chance to win this classic fashion staple.

Good Luck!

Today's quote comes from American author, Og Mandino. This is such an amazingly. strong quote and I will try and take these words and live by them. I know I find myself guilty of judging others at times, this is a habit I am looking to break. You should never judge someone when you have no idea what their situation in life is. Plato said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." He couldn't be more right, we all know life isn't always easy and some people have it a lot worse then others. So the next time you have a negative thought about someones actions, think for a second, "Maybe they are fighting their own battle."

 I've learned that when you practice being a genuine good person, it has the power of making someones day. It could be as simple as smiling at someone, or holding the door open for someone. They may not say, "thank you" or smile back, that's ok. Life isn't about getting a pat on your back from others saying, "Hey, you're such a good person." The reward is a feeling you share with yourself, deep down inside your heart, knowing that you are being the best you.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
-Og Mandino

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stop getting in your own way.

Hello my beautiful Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes readers, happy Thursday. I am one happy cookie today, the Manfriend and I made it to the thirty day marker, we got over the hump and the finish line to each other is coming up around the bend. This was a  marker I've been looking forward to since my guy left on August 13th, we'll be together soon. With that being said, I have so much to do in the next four weeks.

I hope your week is going well, we're almost in weekend mode, let's finish the week off strong. Last night I watched, Bethenny Frankel's True Hollywood Story, and it inspired and motivated me to go after all I want in life. We all deserve our own happy ending and that comes with hard work, so never give up and go for it!

In honor of my girl, Bethenny, today's quote comes out of her amazing book, A Place of Yes. If you haven't read this book, get it and read it, you won't be disappointed. You can check out my mini review of, A Place of Yes, here!

Bethenny and Bryn

This quote is one of my favorite Bethenny quotes, it's amazingly positive, just up my ally. You are in charge of your life, become the You who YOU want to be, go after YOUR dreams. Don't be afraid to grab the bull by the horns and conquer sh*t. Life is to short for stalling, the time is now. Be big, be great, be you.


Look yourself straight in the eye. That's the real you. You get to decide what comes next. Stop getting in your own way, and stop telling yourself you can't. Because you can.
-Bethenny Frankel

Looking to add to your fall wardrobe? How about a new Longchamp tote bag? To celebrate Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes turning One, we're giving one lucky reader a Longchamp tote bag! All you have to do is click the link below and comment on the giveaway post, it's that simple. This Longchamp tote sells for $145 and it can be all yours for $Free.99! The First Birthday Giveaway runs until next Friday, September 30th, so don't miss out.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soul Mate.

Happy Hump Day friends, make it a great one! I have to say I was overwhelmed by the love and well wishes I received yesterday from friends and family as Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes celebrated its first birthday. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people.

Don't forget to check out the Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway. Comment on the post and you'll be entered to win a Longchamp tote bag which sells for $145!!! There's a week and a half left to go in the giveaway, so don't miss out.
Click the link below and comment away.
Good Luck!

Today's quote is from an unknown author, it's one of those quotes that made me smile from ear to ear after reading, because I know I have felt this way about someone. I'm not sure if I 100% believe in soul mates, sometimes I think it's more like chance, that two people meet, the right place, right time sort of thing.

When I met my manfriend, I wasn't looking for him and I sure as hell know he wasn't looking for me. But deep down in the depths of my heart, hidden under the cob webs and cracks, he was there. He was a man I dreamed of, a guy that had what I was looking for in a counterpart, all the facets that would balance me and make us whole.

Sounds a little crazy but I believe that each of us has our idea of this perfect man or woman, that's going to come along, sweep us off our feet, and make your heart feel in ways you never knew existed. I was lucky enough to have the man that I dreamed of, come along during my 22nd year here on this planet, when I met him I knew my life would change in that forever kind of way. Sometimes it's scary to think that I've found the person that I want to spend the rest of my days with but more importantly, it's pretty freaking exciting.


And then my soul saw you and went, "Oh there you are, I've been looking for you."
-Unknown Author

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Be a Leading Lady/ Leading Man.

Happy Tuesday my lovely readers, hope it's a great one for you. Today is a special day, Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is celebrating it's first birthday as a blog, wahoo!
Photo courtesy of Tumblr.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your continued support and readership. You visiting this page from time to time, means so much to me. I hope Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes next year will be one full of adventure and I hope you come along for the ride.

Because of your overwhelming support over the last year, Ive set up a sweet giveaway for you guys. Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes will be giving away a Longchamp tote bag, which sells for $145! The giveaway started yesterday, September 19th and runs until, Friday September 30th, so make sure you check out the link below and comment on the post to enter the giveaway.

Good luck and thank you for all the love over this past year.

Today's quote comes from one of my top three favorite romantic comedies of all time, The Holiday. I could watch this movie every night for a year and not get sick of it. I thought this quote was fitting for Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes first birthday, and I wanted to share it with you .

 This blog has taught me so much about myself and I continue to learn more and more everyday. I've learned to be more of a risk taker, I've learned to take more chances, even if I don't succeed, I've learned to laugh more at myself, to worry less and less.  To set more goals and higher standards for myself. I want to become the best me and I know I am the only one who controls that outcome.

I hope that this blog has helped you realize that you deserve the best in this life. I hope you challenge yourself to be your best self. Never take a backseat in your own life. It's your life to live, so live it. Be bold, be brave, go after your biggest dreams and chance down your biggest fears.

Thanks and I love you all.


You're supposed to be the leading lady in your own life.
-Iris, The Holiday

(For all my male readers, you deserve to be the leading man in your own life as well.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Birthday Giveaway!!!

Wow, I can't believe Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is about to turn ONE! 

This blog started September 20th, 2010 and it's been quite a journey, I mainly have you guys to thank! Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes, started on a whim, a way for me to write about what interested me and what was on my mind. I never thought in my wildest of thoughts that Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes would turn into what it has today.

With over 50,000 hits, which might not sound like a lot to some, but the fact that people come on here to check out what I have to say is so humbling, including viewers from all around the world, I am dumbstruck.

This blog has turned into such a passion and  it's traveled with me to places far and near, and I grateful for the outlet it has given me. I've learned a lot about myself looking back at past posts, and seeing how I've grown in the last year. It's also showed me that I really enjoy writing, who knew!

As I gear up for my upcoming journey to France and all over Europe, I can't wait to see, Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes grow. Again, it's mainly because of you guys and because of that I want to thank you with this sweet giveaway.

Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is giving away a Longchamp Tote Bag!!!
Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes First Birthday Giveaway!!!

I love my Longchamp bag, it's perfect for the traveler within all of us and I want one of my readers to have one of their very own.

The Giveaway winner will win a Le Pliage Tote Bag, which sells for $145!!! All yours for simply commenting on this post. The contest will run from today, Monday September 19th at 12:00pm (est) until 12:00pm (est) Friday September 30th!
The winner will be picked at random, using and announced
Monday October 3rd.

The winner can pick the color of their choice, twelve colors in all.

Again all you have to do is comment on this post and let me know how much you want this Longchamp Tote. Each comment equals one entry, so comment away!

Thank you so much for your continued support and Good Luck!!!

Many the Miles.

Happy Monday Loves, another brand new week ahead of you, make it a great one, challenge yourself to be the best you. I feel like my weekend was over in a blink of an eye, and now I'm looking forward to the upcoming weekend to possibly catch up on some much needed sleep.

This weekend I was in Philadelphia for the ING Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon and I had a blast. I have to say, I haven't always been a huge fan of Philadelphia but they put on one heck of a Half Marathon. From the race expo, where I saw my running idol, Kara Goucher and running legend, Frank Shorter, to the actual race, it was a great event. The race course was flawless, the weather ideal for a runner and even though I wasn't even close to my half marathon PR, I smiled throughout my run, realizing how lucky I am to be able to do something I love. So thank you Philly for a great weekend and adding another check to my bucket list. Also, a big congrats to all my Team in Training buddies that ran with me this weekend, you guys are amazing and you rocked it!

Now it's on to the next race, this weekend I'll be running a fantastic race called, Tunnel to Towers, a run in honor of fallen firefighter, Steven Siller, who died on September 11th, 2001. This is another fantastic event which I can't wait to run and then enjoy the post race festivities with my family. Running all these races makes me feel alive, to know that I'm challenging myself.

Look out for a post later today which will announce Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes 1st Birthday Giveaway! I assure you it will not disappoint and it's my way of thanking all of you for continuing to follow and read this blog, I am forever grateful!
Today's quote comes from my girl, Sara Bareilles and her song, Many the Miles, off her album, Little Voices. I love this song for many reasons, you can listen to it and interpret it in many ways, it can be about someone you love, or a goal and/or dream you are chasing.

In life sometimes things can seem very far away, you may feel like your time to shine will never arrive, but let me assure you it will. Work hard, through ups and downs, focus on being a good person, and less on silly drama or petty behavior, it's not worth your time.

As I am nearing my 26th year on this planet I am learning more and more about what really matters, and that's being a good person, trying hard to be the best you, setting goals, being a great memeber of society, and I think above all learning what it means to love. When you learn to love, the little voices of negativity will disappear, you'll have better clarity and you'll sweat the small stuff less and less. So no matter how many miles you feel you are away from achieving what you want in life, go after it, you deserve to be happy. Care more, worry less, smile often and love a ton.


I made up my mind when I was a young girl
I've been given this one world
I won't worry it away
But now and again, I lose sight of the good life
I get stuck in a low light
But then love comes in

How far do I have to go to get to you?
Many the miles, many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you?
Many the miles, but send me the miles, and I'll be happy to

Follow you, love

I do what I can, wherever I end up
To keep giving my good love
And spreading it around, yeah
'Cause I've had my fair share of take care and goodbyes
I've learned how to cry and I'm better for that

My Weekend Instagram'd

Enjoying the First Crisp Fall Day.

Friday Brownie Treat.

Love this.

Awesome T-shirt at the EXPO.

My Running Idol, Kara Goucher.

Finisher's Medal.

My Race Packet.

Awesome T-shirt at the EXPO.

Bret Michael's Post Race Concert.

Loved this sign.
Checking out my new NARS Lip Gloss.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Hey there loves, happy freaking Friday! I am totally digging this amazing fall morning in New York City. I'm writing to you from the ferry using BlogPress, thanks for the recommendation, Barbara, so far I love it! Anyway, back to this great weather, Iam so ready for the cool, crispness of fall, the sweaters, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, pot roast, football every Saturday and Sunday. It was bittersweet enjoying the last of the summer warmth yesterday but I am also happy to say, "Bring on the beauty of fall."

I hope you all have an amazing Friday and an even better weekend. Make sure you make time for yourself this weekend, you deserve it. Remember, your life is for living, so get on it.

Tomorrow after my Team in Training Fast Track practice, I'll be heading down to Philadelphia to the Rock and Roll Half Marathon Expo, where I'll pick up my race number. I'm excited to run this half, which will be my ninth and take on the streets of Philly. I'm also amped because my parents are coming to watch me run, I'll have to treat them to a Philly Cheesesteak afterwards

Today's quote is from the romantic comedy, Hitch. I watched this last Friday and was reminded how much I enjoy that film. I especially enjoy the quote that I am sharing with you today. Each and everyday has a purpose, even if it's the shittiest day of your life, each day if there to help us, grow, learn, discover things about ourselves we didn't know, each days molds us into who we are.

Be passionate each and everyday, you are blessed to be given that day, even if it stinks. Passion, positivity and being the best you that you can be, will give your life much more purpose. You will have lived.


Begin each day as if it were on purpose.

Please be sure to check in Monday, for Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes Big Birthday Giveaway announcement. Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes is turning ONE!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Happy Thursday Loves, hope your week is going well. It's been a busy week for me and I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow at 5pm, even though my weekend is just as busy, it will be nice to not commute for a couple of days.

Today  has already been a great day, I got accepted to run in the Paris Marathon in April, this will help me achieve one of my life long goals to run a marathon overseas. Since I will already be living in France, I figured what a great opportunity to run the marathon. I can't wait to hit the streets of Paris! I know it's months away and I should probably focus on running the Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon this weekend, but I am just so excited.

Last night I enjoyed a run with my Team in Training ladies,it was a great run despite the humidity. I know they are going to kill it in their 10k come race day. I admire them on so many levels, and I am also ridiculously proud of them.
Go Team!

Today's quote comes from minister and author, Norman Vince Peale. I love a quote that holds a positive punch and this one certainly does.

It's better to be a positive thinker, a possibilitarian, rather then a negative, pessimist. Life is for you to explore and the more you do that,more possibilities will come your way.

Go for it and know that anything can happen, get excited about life!


Be a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they are always there.
-Norman Vince Peale

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tiffany & Co...FNO

I am utterly in love with Tiffanys, when I found out the my brother, Brendan and his company, Frost Productions was doing the art and lighting installation for Tiffany's Fashion Night Out, I was elated. I was also extremely proud of my brother, he started out as a tech guy for Frost, now he is an Art Director, dealing with some very high profile clients around New York City and Tri-State area.

Here is what Frost and Brendan did for Tiffanys.

I don't want to sound bias, because it's my brother but this is some pretty amazing stuff. It was beautifully done and oh so Tiffany, can you say glamourous!

Congrats to my brother and the Frost Team, I can't wait to see what they come up with next.


I'm not going to lie, I am very happy that we are already half way through the week. Have a great Wednesday my friends!

Did you guys check out the Missoni for Target line? I was lucky enough to get on the site, it took me a half hour because of all the traffic to the site. I ordered myself a cute and casual dress, along with a cool pair of cotton, woven pants. I also ordered my mom a beautiful dress, with classic Missoni written all over it. I can't wait until Monday when my order is delivered! I'll be sure to post pictures. Did you check out the Missoni for Target line?

Last night I enjoyed a nice night out with my family to celebrate my cousin Tim's birthday. We went to our usual spot, The Manor Restaurant, and as usual we all enjoyed some great food and more importantly, great company. I love my family and sometimes I think, how would I survive without them? I consider myself so very lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people, you can never take that for granted.

I have a lot going on in the next month and a half before I head over to France and I continue to that list of things I want to do before I am away from New York for eight months. So today I am going to register for, The Tunnel to Towers Race, which is an amazing tribute to fallen firefighter, Stephen Siller, that's the last weekend in September. I'm also booking my train ticket to go visit my sister up in Maine or a long weekend. I can't wait to see my nephews and my sister before I head overseas. Keeping busy and tackling some small goals makes me feel alive, and life is for living right?

Today's quote comes from an amazing AMC series, Mad Men. I love this show, and i can't wait for season 5 to begin. Definitely check it out, not only will you enjoy the show but you will fall in love with the amazing style and glamour that was the late 60's. This quote we find, Don Draper, Mad Men's main character, doing selling an ad campaign for Kodak's Picture Carousel. I remember watching this episode and listening to him talking about this device and getting chills.

I am a lover of photography, I think I inherited this from my mom's mother, my Nana. Everywhere I go, I am snapping away, pictures have become such a huge part of my life. When I am feeling nostalgic, I'll flip through album after album, which take me back to different moments of time. I reminisce, I smile at past moments, I get choked up when I see a family member who is no longer with us. Pictures have an amazing way of saving a moment of time, storing it for us to look back and say, "Wow, I really have lived."

Below the quote I included some pictures that I hold near and dear to my heart. I look at these pictures and I can still feel the love radiating from them, or feel the sense of achievement and sometimes the feeling of pain. Pictures are truly amazing.


He told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. Goes backwards, forwards, and takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called ‘The Wheel,’ it’s called ‘The Carousel.’ It lets us travel the way a child travels, round and around and back home again, to a place where we know we are loved.
-Don Draper, Mad Men

Kyle and I in Long Beach Island 2010

My Brother, Sister and Myself, Long Beach Island 2011

My Family Living Strong, Summer 2009

Running in the Ancient Olympic Stadium, Athens Greece 2010

Pumpkin Picking with Jack Tucker, Fall 2009

Crossing the Finish Line at the Boston Marathon.

Enjoying our city, Summer 2010

Welcoming William Beckett into the World.

Crossing the Finish Line at the Chicago Marathon, Completing 5 Under 25.

Welcoming Benjamin Scout into the World.

Kyle and My First Night Together.

My Brother and I in Long Island, Summer 1988

Samantha and I, Summer 1994

My Mom and Me...1986

My Dad, Sister and I, December 1988

Me in Long Island, Summer 1989

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