Monday, February 3, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you for the support via Facebook/real life on my new business venture to become a Lia Sophia consultant! It's very exciting! I can't wait to party with my friends and show them the beautiful jewelry. I received the Spring/Summer 2014 Style Guide (catalog) tonight at my first meeting, and it's boasting with the statement necklaces that I showed you Saturday and also some awesome earrings. See below:

I am in love! I own #1-3 and am lusting over #4. SO cute! #3 is actually two earrings in one. You can remove the outside sparkle to have only the pearl.

If you are interested in learning how you can earn $260 in free jewelry at no cost to you, privately message me on Facebook or comment below!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


I'm taking on a new business venture... I'm becoming a Lia Sophia consultant! I went to a Lia Sophia party a few months ago and decided to host a party to support my friend's jewelry sales. Turns out, I'm a great seller! The party that my roommate and I hosted got us over $300 in free jewelry. AMAZING! Here are a few of the pieces below:

The pieces are even more beautiful in person. Jewelry prices range from $20-$250. All the jewelry is returnable anytime, which means that if I don't like a piece of jewelry that I purchased, I could return it YEARS later for a full refund! Also, if the jewelry breaks for any reason, you could return it for a replacement--no hassle.

When someone hosts a party, there's no cost to them, except having people in their home and using their toilet paper. All the hostesses that I had the pleasure of going to their party have made at least $300 in free jewelry. One of my friends had almost $500 in free jewelry...crazy.

If you are interested in hosting a party, here's what that means:

  • Invite 10+ friends to your home
  • Participate in games to win free jewelry opportunities
  • Shop the jewelry style guide 
  • Get free jewelry money from the sales of your party

That's it! If you are a friend of mine in the Boston area and would like to host a party, comment below or reach out to me privately on Facebook!

Which statement necklace is your favorite? Comment below!

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Questions you Should be Asking

Read this. It's a beautiful article on being a stay-at-home parent as well as a guide to what answers to ask in a relationship--whether that be a friend, lover, or parent.

Have a great weekend :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Have a Fabulous Weekend

First and foremost... HAPPY BIRTHDAY KB! 24 on the 24th is by far the best birthday ever (I should know...)

24 on the 24th! KB was one of my men :)

Second, I have been battling a head cold for most of the week now. Boo. I was sick this time last year too but with the Norovirus. Look it up. It's disgusting. I had all symptoms, all at the same time. Ok that'e enough of that.

Third. LIVE FREE OR DIE! My friend shared this article on FB. It basically states what we all NH-natives already knew... that we are awesome! We are ranked #1 as the "strongest" state in the union.

Fourth. I love Birdy. She's a 17-year-old British singer, who will be touring with Christina Perri. She'll be at the House of Blues in Boston on April 20th. Kinda odd that it's on a Sunday, but I still would love to attend. Check out this video:

Finally. I will try my best to post more often, but I have been caught up in a winter-lazy-funk lately. All I wanna do when I come home is make dinner and get mesmerized in Candy Crush or TV watching. I will not apologize for watching the Bachelor, however. I am SO EXCITED to watch Sean and Catherine's wedding this Sunday. Will you be tuning in too?

Cheerio for now, and more to come next week!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday's Intention

Hope you had a great weekend! I am inspired by this Monday's intention by an article that I read Sunday morning over breakfast. I found it on Pinterest, but it was published on the ASHAsphere website. To summarize the article, it states that parents who continue to give their toddlers sippy cups are only doing their children a disservice. Sippy cups encourage an immature suck-swallow pattern and could do some damage to dentition. So, what should you do instead? Use an open cup or a cup with straw. A sippy cup is NOT a part of a child's developmental milestones.

This leads me to my intention for the week, but also for my lifetime... I want to continue to learn and research about what is out their in my profession. It will help me be a better clinician but also a well-educated mommy someday!

Have a great weekend! Please pass along the article to all parents!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Recommended Children's Books

I am a speech-language pathologist, and as a part of my graduate education, I had to take courses and seminars and complete real-life clinicals within the pediatric population. At one time, I thought that I would work with kids after I graduated, but I am working with adults now. I think one day I'll go back to working in the schools with preschool kids, but for now I am happy working in the nursing home. 

I still enjoy going on Pinterest and perusing arts and crafts and activities to do with kids in speech therapy. During one of my clinical placements in the Boston Public Schools, I would often use a book to target the child's goals in therapy (e.g. vocabulary, increasing expressive language, etc.). I've used several books, some good, some not so good; so, I've decided to share some of my favorites with you.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
Great for labeling body parts and clothing

The Very Noisy Night

Increase & use vocabulary through pictures 

Frog and Toad Together

Wh- questions

I Need a Friend

Increase & use vocabulary through pictures 

We Share Everything

Targets sharing skills

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

Sequencing steps to make a pizza
Labeling food & animals

Today is Monday

Labeling days of week, food, and animals with a sing-a-long

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Cause and effect

There’s a Billy Goat in the Garden

Targets big, bigger, biggest

We’re Making Breakfast for Mother

Rhyming and labeling breakfast vocab

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Learning emotions--happy, sad, mad, and excited

Most of the books above are appropriate for ages two- to eight-years-old. I used most of these books in a preschool with kids who had literacy difficulties or in a special needs elementary school program.

Enjoy sharing these books with the young kids in your life! Many of the books above have great arts and craft activities too!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Juan Pablo!

Monday nights on ABC are the best because of one and only one thing... THE BACHELOR!

I am excited to kick off yet another season of the Bachelor, where woman flock to California to see if they have a chance at love. This season's bachelor is Juan Pablo. Damnnn! What a hunk.

This season, I've initiated a bracket with my girl friends who will also be watching. We'll each put in $20 into the pot, and the person who choses the correct winner will receive 50% of the pot. The person who choses the correct top 4 ladies will receive 30% of the pot. The person who choses the top 8 ladies will receive 20% of the pot.

If more than 1 person also choses correctly, the will split the earnings equally. This is the first time I've done a bracket for anything, so I hope it goes according to plan. If you are a close girl friend of mine and want in, let me know ASAP! I'm hoping to have about 10 people commit, so that the pot can be $200!

Do you watch the Bachelor? Who do you think will win?

Photo credit: His Twitter page :)