Saturday, December 22, 2012

I Commend You

I know that there are bloggers who blog for a living but I also know that there are a lot who work their 9-5 jobs and maintain a blog. 

This past week I worked at my Dad's office helping on some projects to make a little extra $ before I head to London in 13 days. All I have to say is I don't know you y'all do it. After working all day and sitting in traffic to get home blogging was the last thing on my mind. It seemed all I had time for was work and sleep. Forget blogging or exercising. 
I'm obviously going to have to figure this balance out when I graduate and start working. 
And forget about it when I have kids. You working mom bloggers out there get extra brownie points. 

To all of you out there that juggle all of this, I commend you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Harry Potter Fix

Who doesn't love some HP? I know I do! Today I'm linking up for My Harry Potter Fix!

JK was super creative, what was your favorite word she made up for the series? Ugh there's so many how could I possibly only pick one. I love the phonetic sounds of Avada Kedarva and Azkaban but I also love the word muggle.

Human-esque magical species you'd most like to meet in real life (house elf, goblin, veela, giant, etc.)? A house elf or an Centaur

Last week we asked if you would dabble in the dark arts, say you got carried away…what would you make into a horcrux? If I was smart I'd say a cockroach, so I could live through anything, but I'd rather have a sentimental horcrux like a locket.

Three things Amortentia would smell like to you: The salty sea air (not at low tide),  
freshly baked cookies, and an evergreen tree.

If you knew you would not be punished, what would you do to Umbridge? 
Hand her over to Aragog.

Did you ever read fan fiction while waiting for a book to come out? Nope

Sunday Social

I know it must sound like I am saying this a lot but I'm sorry for being m.i.a lately. Life has been just crazy with finals week, and then moving out for college and now getting ready for Christmas and my move to London! Wow, life is hectic. I'm going to make a bigger effort to blog more and pay more attention to all of you!

So today I'm here linking up with Sunday Social!

What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

What do you keep beside your bed?
My cell phone, book, and laptop (because I use it as my TV too)

What is your least favorite chore?
I hate chores...but i really really hate emptying the dishwasher

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?
making my bed...why can't it just make itself? 

What do you do to vent anger?
workout, read, or listen to music

What is your favorite Holiday of the year and why?
I love the whole Christmas season! I love buying presents for other people. I love listening to Christmas music, baking cookies, and watching Christmas movies!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Social

I know, I know. I've been absent for a long time. I'm almost done with the semester and once I'm home I'll be posting regularly again. 

But for today I'm linking up with Sunday Social!

1. Favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials?

2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?
I don't :/ I'd really want to though. This year I think I want to make Christmas cards for hospitalized children. I always do a giving tree ornament but I feel like I can still do more for others.

3. Favorite toy received as a Child for the Holidays?
I loved the bike I got when I finally learned to ride without my training wheels and got my big girl bike!

4. What was your must have item in high school for the Holidays?
I've always been obsessed with 7th Heaven so in high school I always had Insert number here season of the show on my list!

5. Item you begged for the most and never got?
I honestly can't remember anything I've begged for and never gotten. I don't think I ever really asked for anything that was unrealistic. I've always been pretty realistic about what to ask my parents.

6. What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?
On Christmas Eve I go to mass with my sister, Dad, stepmother and grandma and then we open our presents from my dad. After my cousins come over and we have the cliche Italian, seven fish meal and it's delicious. We have lobster and that's absolutely my favorite meal of the year! We also do a really fun grab bag with some really complicated rules.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


What is better than a Harry Potter themed link up? Nothing. I'm so happy I stumbled across this fantabulous link party! Harry Potter heaven!

What is your favorite quote from the Harry Potter series?
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." 
Sirius Black, Goblet of Fire. 
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"
Albus Dumbledore, Chamber of Secrets

How old were you when you became a fan of the series?
I was 18 and a freshman in college. My roommate introduced got me into it.  I couldn't believe what I was missing the whole time.

Have you ever tried any HP recipes at home?
No, but I'd love to!

Which sort of obscure character would you want to know more about?
Bellatrix...she's so fascinating! I'd love to know all about her past.

Have you ever used Harry Potter to prove a point in your everyday life?
Not that I can think of, but I'm sure I have at some point. I do reference the series a lot.

Be honest...would you dabble in the dark arts?
I definitely would do some selfish things like give myself more Christmas presents or maybe spill water on someone I didn't like (like in Matilda). 

Shop you would most like to visit in Diagon Alley? 
Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!