Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
hello there lovelies!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This was my lunch yesterday. I LOVED it.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Pretty please, tell me what your're thankful for.
Today i'm thankful for my Fiance, Friends and Family.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Is there something you really, really wanna do but you're kinda scared?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
These lil mutts are always the perfect pick me up.
School, work and party planning are taking over my week.
I've got my eye on the prize...... ;)
How have you girls been?
What did you do this weekend?
I went to Balteee -more & it was lovely.
I love being an army (soon to be) wife!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
No more midterms
Meeting the girls for dinner & drinks (pumpkin beer, YUM) on a Friday night night!! wooot woot
Sneaking in quick blog reads when i have a free second :)
Dierks Bentley - LOOOOVE. Saw him in Brooklyn @ A bar called Southpaw. I was entralled all night. (I wore blue jeans & a white tank top, you will only get this is you are a Dierks fan!)
Cardigans (I think Becca's got more than me though!) haha
When headaches finally go away!
Pancakes ( goooopy, gooopy in the middle)
Plain white t-shirts
& deep, slow stretches!
Morning snuggles w/ kitties
Sales @ LOFT!Getting a SUPER sweet & thoughtful package in the mail, with GLITTER!!!
What do you LOVE today????
Monday, November 1, 2010
So happy for what you have but at the same time feel a true sorrow for what someone else has lost?
Ever took satisfaction in someone else's loss because it became your gain?
But seconds later want to cry for that person?
Is it possible to feel smug and pity/compassion at the same exact time?
I think it is.
Does it make you a bad person?
I think it makes you honest.
We are all wired to want to "win", to get what we truly believe we deserve.
Of course it feels amazing to have something you want/deserve/need.
I think that a "good" person can admit to these conflicting feelings.
A good person can thoroughly experience these feelings knowing it doesn't make them bad, just REAL.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I don't think i can keep track of how many different kinds of wonderful this dress is.
Black lace... Pretty flowy fabric... Gorgeous girl with a very cool braid going on
& THE SHOES!
But, back to the dress, i love it, i want it, i am pretty sure i can't have it!
Perhaps Ellie Sabb would like to donate this dress to me so i can wear it for my engagement party?
I'll even take Blake's hand me down, it will probably be to tight/to long, but that's ok, i think i can make it work!
Hi Ellie Sabb!!!!
I'm not a famous movie star, but i would TOTALLY act like one if you sent me this dress :)
lots & lots of lovies,
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
These are some of my bestest girlfriends.
They make me VERY, VERY happy.
OK, so it's midterms week :(.
I'll be back soon lovies!!
I miss you!
Lovies, you know wh0 you are! ;)
Pretty please don't forget about me!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Alot of you answered love; I'm not surprised. I agree it is the most wonderful of the "invisibles".
The love i have for Rob is stronger then anything i ever thought possible.
I trust him more than i trust myself.
He is my BEST FRIEND.
How could i not be ecstatic about marrying my best friend?
I look foward to coming home at night to a boy all cuddled up in bed, watching family guy or the Yankee game.
He acts like an excited 3 year old, when i walk in the bedroom, my heart bursts with "happies" every.single.time.
We've been friends for years.
We were "part time" best friends at work.
I wished deep down inside that one day he would be mine, this perfect,giving, sweet, caring, loving, understanding, funny,sillly boy.
I thought of how wonderful it would feel to be his girlfriend.
I "witnessed" (or overheard) him being treated terribly in his past relationship.
He was taken for granted; he was yelled at & ridiculous demands were placed upon him.
It hurt my heart to hear the frustration, hurt & anger in his voice during the many phone calls i overheard.
I knew i would never take him for granted.
His love is unconditional and stronger than ANYTHING i have ever know.
I knew that i would appreciate every second of time we would spend together "if" we ever got together.
He accepts every part of me (even the not so great parts).
I truly believe that we have taught each other how strong love can be.
I look foward to every tiny step and big leap we will take together into the future.
I even look foward to "fighting" over duvet covers & couches ;)
I used to think i did not want to marry a very "handsome" man, i thought i would be worried that other women would be "after him".
I laugh at this old thought now.
I know he would never hurt me, hurting me would hurt him to much.
The mean, scary monster that is jealousy has never stepped foot into our relationship.
We scoff at this monsters exsistence in way to many relationships.
That monster does not belong in ANY relationship, romantic or friendship.
Jealousy is not love.
Jealously kills love.
It really gets me EVERY time.
I'm SHTILL waiting for my cats to start "talking" like these guys, hehe!
Are you ready for fall?
I've been in such a good mood lately bc of the cooler weather.
I didn't even mind the rain the past few days, I got to wear my RAIN BOOTS! ;)
Fina wore a scarf today, Yippee for Fall. wooot, woot!
- Listening to Sheryl Crow - Really, really listening. Her lyrics are beautiful, honest and inspiring.
- My Theories of Personalities Class- i love it, i'm the annoying girl who can't shut up in class ( i can't help it, i enjoy "actively" participating)
- The return of .... DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!! ;)
- PB & Jelly sammies. Have you guys tried those lil premade round ones? yummmmm. i just wish they came in a whole wheat variety!
- Blog Friends- Is it weird that i feel so connected with alot of you girls and wish we could be friends "in real life"? I know this is real life, but, i mean like in person, lets go shopping and have lunch, kind of friends :).
- Almost every night when i come home from work, Rob has my pj's waiting for me, folded on the bed :).
- Painting my own nails & toes- I used to waste sO MUCH money at the nails salon, i have recently rediscovered the joy ( and $ saving) of doing it myself.
- My friend Melissa's wedding- It was absolutely beautiful, i felt much happier and more emotional than i expected, standing up there as one of her bridesmaids.We've been friends since the sixth grade..... I'm proud to say i have amazing friends from my childhood. I NEVER want to let them go.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I am truly honored to accept this bloggie award from Nicole @ Noodles and Waffles. :) . Go check out her blog, she's genuine, cute, fun & she and her husband are so active (swimming, biking, hiking...) that i kinda feel like a lazy bones. Thats ok, i am & i accept it! hehe
Here's the deal:
1. Thank the person that gave you the award.
Thank you very much Nicole!!
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself.
1. I am caring.
2. I am loving
3. I am SILLY (oh & i have long lashes like nicole!!hehe)
4. Post a picture you love.
hehe!! Just kidding Rob!!
I love this picture, it captures the love & happies from our little moment.
and come on.... how handsome is my cowboy???? ;)
5. Tag 5 people & pass on the award.
Krystal @ Village
Becca @ Adorable Optimism
Suz @ Day by Day with Suz
Ashlae @ Ladycakes
Lenore @ Lather.Write.Repeat
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
So, I really like these earrings.
I like them a whole bunch.
I like em a few whole bunchs.
They are only $25.
Halloween is coming up, I think they would be a very lovely halloween present.
P.S i Like the white and gold ones, the puple is cute too but the white ones will go with more.
See how practical and responsible i'm being?
so um if you are bored and thinking about what to do with $25,
you can get them here.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
If you look, you can find something beautiful in everyone.
I'm a big people watcher, it is one of my favorite things to do.
I also LOVE to compliment, i never feel stupid approaching a stranger and telling them i like their dress/ they have gorgeous hair or i just LOVE those shoes!
I was at Yankee stadium a few weeks ago and the girl in front of me was wearing a gorgeous lacy dress. Might sound fancy but it was casual enough for daytime.
I didn't think twice before asking where she bought it and telling her she looked great in it.
She smiled, I'm sure it made her day (or at least her hour).
I smiled, because i love seeing the joy that even a little, if superficial, compliment can give.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I don't even open them.
I don't want to do this, but i must.
It is for my own good.
Banana Republic.... Delete
Urban Outfitters... delete
Anthropologie.......... delete while closing my eyes and using the utmost self control!
Zappo's deleeeeeete (i have plenty of shoes)
The list goes on.
Maybe i should unsubscribe from them, then i won't even be tempted to take a peek.
Buuuuut, what if i miss a REALLY good sale?
I've decided that it's not a real good sale if it's an item that i don't need.
And let's face it....... i don't need a thing.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I'm doing a GIVEAWAY!
Have you noticed?
I've only tweeted and facebooked (facebooked?) about it a few hundred times ;)
Don't you wanna choose your own little etsy treat??!?
You've got till Friday at midnight to comment & take part.
Come on, make me smile, i LOVE giving presents.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
admit she once weighed 130 lbs.) This happened because she would try to cover up her
feelings with food. This is the girl who just 7 months ago weighed 110lbs (now she is 97).
She was disgusted with herself, she couldn't fathom how her boyfriend could still love her
while she was "fat".Side note: 110 lbs is a perfectly healthy weight for her height. She was
confused about why her boyfriend treated her with the same love and respect he treated her
with when she was "skinny".She thinks this past year tested their relationship; it passed
with flying colors.This is the girl who is OVERWHELMED with joy that she found this loving
man and will have the pleasure of spending her enitire life with him.This is the girl who is
finally refusing to let her irrational fears hold her back any longer. She is willing to
pursue her dreams despite her fear of failure.
I am the girl who hope's that this post will in some tiny way help someone else to escape
her ridiculous fears.
This is the girl who is greatful to "@madwomanmeg" for posting a link to this article on
She is greatful; it is the only way to be.
She has decided she hates the idea of Pefection.
Excuse my language but, FUCK PERFECTION!
She is grateful that you are reading this.
What would you do, if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller
Monday, September 20, 2010
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It's GIVEAWAY time. Woot Woot!
I promised a giveaway upon reaching 50 followers; you have no idea how excited i get about a new follower, Rob gets a text update every time a new lovely lady is sweet enough to read my little blog! (i can't help it, i want people to like me! hehe)
To show how much i appreciate the few moments you spend each day reading about lilmissfina's life, here is my present to you :
I figured letting you choose your own gift is much more fun than getting whatever random item i choose. This way if you win, you can get that lil item you've had your eye on but haven't treated yourself too, I'll treat ya. Ya know i love to be nice ;).
Okie dokie so here's the deal yo (hehe)
- Follow my bloggie. Leave a comment letting me know your following, i promise i'll jump up and down with joy for each and every new follower i get ;).
- Follow me on twitter, @lilmissfina. Leave a comment letting me know, another little hop for joy from me.
- Blog about this giveaway & leave a comment w/ the link. This will get you 5 entries. I know it's annoying, but you'll have to leave 5 separate comments for this one. Perhaps you can write something silly & make me laugh with each one?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Realizing how much "vanity sizing" is going on. Seriously, I measured my waist yesterday, it is 26 inches yet half of the jeans I own are size 24's. (I also own 26's and 27's, they all fit EXACTLY the same way)Do they think they need to lie to me to get me to buy the jeans? I think this just make girls obsess more about getting down to the tiniest size. (Which in most cases is unattainable & super unhealthy!)
My cats. Oh my, I'm going to miss them SO much. I told my mom the other day that it will be harder to leave the cats than it will be to leave my family & friends. Before you start thinking I'm completely nuts, wait for my reason.......I can talk to my family on the phone all the time and still feel connected, I can't exactly have phone convo's w/ my kitty siblings. Perhaps we can skype?
Thinking about new, fun ways to wear last years fall clothes (& the few items I may or may not have purchased recently). My shopping addiction is ending RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. (at least for a little while) I promised Rob last night. I have to realize it's not just about me anymore. I have to think about us; we have a HUGE move coming up. I need to start being a tad bit more responsible (& perhaps less selfish) & saving. Ya know, so maybe i can contribute more than my cuteness to our new apartment. ;)
I can't wait to get the sweater and belt I ordered from Anthro yesterday. I'll post pics when they arrive. :)
(They were on sale, it was my last hurrah, sue me.)
What do YOU love today?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Have you seen this movie?
I watched it about two months ago with my good friend & neighbor, Jenn.
I liked it.
It was weird.
There was alot of sex going on for an afternoon movie with a girlfriend!
I love Amanda Seyfried in Big Love, it's one of my favorite shows.
I was a tad bit shocked at her performance in this film.
If you've seen it, what did you think?
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I've always thought that giving "happies" is the best way to get "happies".
Give: a random phone call to a girlfriend you haven't spoke to in a while
What can YOU give to get a happy?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
my BESTEST BOY!
getting packages in the mail
for that matter ANY mail in the mail that's not a bill
girl crushes on fellow bloggers
feeling inspired to try/do new things
knowing the world is what i make it (and how i see it is NOT always how it really is)
knowing i can choose to see things positively
being at my happy weight despite eating cheese danishs & other indulgent yummies
the cool breeze that's fighting it's way in
crossing things off said list
highlighting stuff in my day planner
folding laundry (especially if it's washed with GAIN)
thinking about future adventures
pausing to admire little things i might miss
driving home from work w/ the windows down
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
By CatAge Staff
Quality time with your cat is good for both pet and human alike.
Research shows that petting a cat evens out human brain waves associated with depression and increases human brain waves associated with anxiety relief and positive feelings. After a mere 5 minutes of affection, your cat will experience lower blood pressure and positive neurochemical changes, as well.
I completely agree w/ the folks @ cat age.
How could the sight of my little squirrel, soaking up the sun, not make you feel happy?
Feeling blue? Go pet a kitty :) haha
Sometimes, I feel like I can completely relate to this woman ;)
Having & spending money is fun; but it's so easy (for me) to go a little overboard.
The initial rush of a purchase only lasts a few minutes (or, maaaybee a few hours).
But....this weekend made me realize that time spent with family and good friends is worth so much more than any little item I think I "need".
What makes you (MUCH) happier than shopping??
Thursday, September 2, 2010
1- (almost) every night i come home from work to a super yummy dinner made by Rob. (i don't get home from work till 9:30 or later so he's in charge of dinner) :)
2- Squirrel's (my cat) nightly ritual of circling around the bed w/ her seahorse toy, making very strange meows/yelps.This must be done every night prior to cuddling up with us.
3- That im in my last semeseter of school & im pretty excited about all of my classes. I can not wait to (finally) receive my diploma. :)
4-My engagement ring, it's yellow gold w/ a pear shaped diamond; exactly what i wanted. I can't believe i haven't posted a picture of it on here yet; i will have to work on that!
5-That i had the best time @ an all day wine tasting trip with all of my girlfriends last saturday, for my friendly Melissa's bachleorette party! (no skeevy strippers for us; we have class! haha)
6- I finally started reading My Dog Tulip. Krystal @ Village made me want to read it, after posting the most hysterical video about it!
7-My future mother -in -law (yess i actually like my future M-I-L, she's super fun) & her Boyfriend are coming to visit this weekend. We have tons of fun things planned; A Yankee game, picnic & wandering around the city. I need to see all of the "sights" i've never seen (even though i've lived on long island for 26 years) before our big move!
8- Thinking about our big move & all the exciting furniture we are going to buy. Yup i'm sooooooooo excited about furniture. I'm also pretty darn excited about buying gain laundry detergent; it smells sooooooooo good!! hehe. You can think i'm weird; i don't mind :).
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Converse with Your Cat
By CatAge Staff
Talking to your cat can help show affection, control behavioral issues, and improve your relationship with your pet.
Even though you don't speak the same language, your cat can understand much of your tone of voice and body language. From single-word commands to animated speech, an upbeat intonation can help socialize, soothe, or sweet-talk your cat into becoming a better pet.
- Elizabeth Kenny
Have you ever been SO ANGRY that you could not think about anything else?
Did you feel better after holding on to that anger for hours/days/months/ years?
I didn't think so.
I think many (or most) times anger stems from hurt.
If there is a situation that you absolutely can not change, try to accept it ( i know this is easier said than done); your only harming yourself by hanging on to it.
If you can make a change; why not get started right away?
Monday, August 30, 2010
I promise the prize will not be a gift wrapped cat (even though i would love to win that prize!).
I just think this picture is really cute.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
- Dale Carnegie
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
How cute is this?
I can't wait to put it on my new fridge in my new apartment! hehe
Aren't these original?
I've never seen a save the date this cute.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
This quote make's me think of another; "If you want to have a good friend, be a good friend."
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I've just found out that Kate Hudson & Ginnifer Goodwin are filming a movie based on the book Something Borrowed!
I think they are absolutely perfect for these roles.
This may be old news but its new news to me!
I heart Ginnifer Goodwin & Something Borrowed is one of my favorite books.
Speaking of Ginnifer Goodwin, I CAN NOT WAIT for Big Love to start up again!!!
Did you like this book?
Are you as excited about the movie as I am?
Monday, August 23, 2010
doing crossword puzzles together on the plane ride
being ridicoulously excited about what the future holds
having nicknames for each other that other people think are absolutely ridiculous :)
love is when your girlfriend strolls into the bathroom & decides to take a poop while your in the shower; it's when you only get slighty annoyed. i can't believe i just wrote this; hope your not so completely grossed out that you decide to stop reading my blog!
love is cuddling up in bed with your girlfriend & the laptop, excited & just about to check out some paint colors for your future apartment. It's when her best friend calls and they end up on the phone for an hour.Its when the call ends way to late & its time for you to go to sleep so paint color choosing will have to wait. It's not minding one bit, knowing she hasn't had a chance to catch up with her friend in awhile. Love is wanting her to be happy, always.
love is not minding that when he gets together with his brother they turn into rowdy eight year olds, it's thinking it's cute. (most of the time)
love is when it's no big deal that your over an hour late to see the flugtag you were really excited about, because she CAN NOT leave LA without having pumpkin pancakes at the griddle
love is previously "disliking" cats, but now find it hard to sleep without her cat (squirrel) snuggled up against your legs or feet.
What does love mean to you?
Friday, August 20, 2010
How freakin cool is this!?!!!?
It's a 3 piece puzzle cutting board; you can use it all together, or as plates & hang your wine glass on it, genius!
We are soooooooooo getting these.
I hope I don't bore you but my blog is probably gonna start having alot more homey, apartmenty like decorating stuff on it :)
buy 'em here
i spotted 'em on a cup of joe
(you've probably allready spotted them there too!)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I'd like to put some of my stuff in this cutie, how bout you?
Still enjoying my vacation! We've narrowed it down to four different locations we'd like to live in. I'll post them next week when i get home & maybe get some of your opinions :)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
photo : me!
Having a lovely time in california & i'm pretty sure we've found our future home :)
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
1- a yummy egg sald sandwich with a pickle on the side, even better when there are TWO pickles on the side!
2-leaving for california on SATURDAY! wooooooooohooooooo
3- yogurtland here i come :) (i'm allready salivating & it's still a few days away, is 10am cali time too early for yogurt? i think not)
4- meeting up for Sunday breakfast's & Loft shopping afternoons w/ my friendly Erin. (don't worry, i didn't buy a thing.)
5- looking foward to the plane ride. i'm weird right? i just love having time to chat w/ Rob & read books and mags for 6 hours straight!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Yesterday I received a very lovely surprise, my first dear darling penpal letter!
I was so excited I just love getting mail, especially pretty mail.
The envelope & card are so cute.
& thanks to Melissa for getting this whole thing started :)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
I find this jacket to be all sorts of fantastic fabulessness!
perhaps it will still be around after my month of no spending.
Every year in elementary school i came home with a report card that said "shows no self control", HA! i'll show them!