Cursing

Hey there. Do you like the title of my post? ‘Cause I gotta admit — I really like cursing. I’ve been told it’s really not feminine, but, while I consider myself to be on the girly side, I love a dirty joke and a good curse word here and there… or everywhere 😀 !

So when I decided that I wanted to post a few really funny Pinterest things that made me laugh this week, I noticed that nine out of ten of those things involve cursing. So I’ve whittled it down a bit — some people are offended by cursing, and I understand that– but please excuse the few that have curses. Sometimes it just ties everything together 😉


Yea, I mean, it never gets old.


Keeping it real.


Taylor, for real, get a grip.. I’m just trying to help a sister out.


So cute!


Accurate.


…I probably would have wanted this up until the age of twelve.


Willing to bet that one day my kid will have this attitude.


Willing to bet that this is my attitude in relationships sometimes. Guilty.

That’s all for now! Hope you got a laugh out of at LEAST one of these. Come on peeps – tomorrow is Friday!

Today And Tomorrow

Hey peeps. Today and tomorrow are pretty significant days in my life. One year ago today, my best friend and grandpa passed away. I can’t believe I wrote this post a year ago. Time sincerely flies. I remember as soon as I found out that my grandfather passed (my dad called me) I almost immediately ran to Central Park and just ran and ran for as long as I could. It feels like that happened ten minutes ago.

Losing both my grandma and grandpa within four months of each other was quite honestly depressing. I was so close to both of them and sometimes I really long to pick up the phone and give them a call; their phone number I still have memorized. I probably always will.


My grandpa in I on a Christmas Eve when I was in high school (check out those bangs and the skirt — really cute! haha). He always played Santa and I always looked forward to a giant hug followed by a gift 😛 I miss those bear hugs.

Tomorrow is also a very special day, because onto a happy note, it’s my sister, Gillian’s 22nd birthday!! I cannot believe my sister is 22. SO WEIRD. She’s an adult. When did that happen?

So happy happy birthday, guth!! Enjoy every single moment of your special 22 ❤

That's all I have for now – night guys!

Cape Food

This past weekend in Cape Cod revolved around food and drinks… food and drinks… and more food and drinks. Lemme give you the run down in pictures..


Our first morning included pastries and donuts.. which were around the house ALL weekend so lots of snacking involved these lovely puffs of heaven.


One word. CANDY.


Cup of Kale Soup and Tuna Salad Sandwich in Provincetown


A crab cake egg white omelette with vegetables and a side of fruit. This was especially delicious since it was enjoyed while staring at the water.


My mom’s special pumpkin chocolate chip bread. This stuff is seriously insane.


Antipasti and vino


Happy hour with complimentary goldfish. Done and done.

An amazing dinner at The Naked Oyster which included Lobster Bisque (sorry for the terrible picture) and salad with tuna sashimi. Score 🙂

Needless to say, I am on my best behavior this week when it comes to eating as healthy as possible. I’m also trying to work out every day this week up until Sunday! It’s going to be a challenge but I know I can do it 🙂

Before signing off — MOLLY! Please email me! You are the Muir Glen give away winner (StephSnacks@gmail.com)!

Question of the Night: Do you have a favorite breakfast you look forward to on special occasions? My mom always buys pastries when my sister or I go to visit them.

Cape Cod Love

Hey there! My friends Britt, John, and I are officially on the Cape for our long weekend 🙂 We arrived here late Wednesday night and all of the fun and activities began yesterday. On the agenda for yesterday was a big breakfast of pastries, walking around Provincetown, lunch, drinks, and more food. I’ll have a whole post of the meals we ate once I return to NYC.

Needless to say, I woke up this morning with quite the stomach ache. My stomach is just not used to eating chocolate, cheese, crackers, and candy all in one day. On one hand, that’s a good thing because I have trained myself to be as healthy as possible, on the other hand, it’s a bit annoying. But then again, when you eat as much junk as possible in 24 hours, I think that would happen to just about anyone.

Here’s a quick clip from yesterday’s events:


Looking out at the beach before making our way to Provincetown.


My mom and I matching in stripes! We did not plan this, pinky promise!

We’ve been laughing so much our sides hurt, and relaxing so much our brains are becoming mush! Both of those things are totally fine with me 🙂 I was pretty proud that I managed to get in an hour walk this morning along with a small arm workout before everyone else woke up. Not too shabby.

Today we plan to drive around the Cape, maybe go pumpkin picking, and we have reservations for dinner later tonight!

Catch you all later 🙂

Olive Tapenade Chicken

Hi all! As mentioned in Sunday’s post, I have a fantastic and easy crock pot recipe for you. I was so happy with how this meal turned out and it will literally take you only twenty minutes to prep.

What you’ll need:

-Approximately 10 thinly sliced chicken breasts
-1 sweet potato, chopped
-1 stalk of a scallion, chopped
-1/2 package of mushrooms
-1 package of olive tapenade (you can basically get this at any grocery store or food market)
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1 bay leaf

Directions: Make sure you wash your chicken thoroughly and cut off any of the fat. Chop the chicken into cubes and toss into the crock pot. Then put your sweet potato, mushrooms, scallions into the crock pot along with the sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Finally, pour the olive tapenade and olive oil into the crock pot and gently mix everything together. I let this cook on low for four and a half hours and it turned out delicious.

Last night I ate it over salad and I have leftovers for lunch today. I also have more leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

And last but not least, the Muir Glen give away winner is Molly! Molly please email me at StephSnacks@gmail.com so I can get your prize out to you 🙂

Have a great day everyone!

This Weekend I..

…Decorated the apartment for Halloween and finally put pictures on Britt and I’s fridge. We have been meaning to do this for a while and finally here we have it!

…Saw Argo. Go see it. It’s incredibly suspenseful and action-packed. I was legit on the edge of my seat. Yepp, I just said legit – if you haven’t noticed I like to abbreviate words. Hence, craycray. I digress.


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..Went to my friend Rebecca’s birthday party

…Made an amazing crock pot meal. Recipe definitely to come soon 🙂

I was also able to take a yoga class, power strike class, clean, and get my flu shot! Feeling pretty accomplished over here 🙂

So tell me, how was your weekend?? Also, don’t forget to enter the Muir Glen give away HERE! Winner gets picked tomorrow night!

What I’m Loving Lately

Hey there peeps! Tomorrow is Friday! Woop woop! Soooo happy about this. Saturday I have a birthday party to attend during the day (but not before my favorite Power Strike class) and on Sunday I plan on BEING AS LAZY AS POSSIBLE while doing some things around the apartment. I seriously cannot wait.

I haven’t done this in a little while, but here’s a list of things I have been loving lately:

1. Candles around my apartment — they’re so cozy and comforting and I have been lighting them at night and sometimes in the morning when I get ready for work. They help my mind completely shut off before a busy day or before I am about to fall asleep. I suggest you try it, too!

2. My new blonde hair! Weeee! I know I mentioned in a prior blog post that I basically dyed my hair blonde, but I am finally getting used to it and enjoying it. Can’t wait for it to grow back a little bit longer, though.

3.The cute and colorful iPhone case I received from my co-worker Jenn. It is so bright and cheerful! Thanks Jenn.

4. The cooler temps which make for amazing Fall outfits. I love the crispness of the weather.

5. Lovinggggg that I am going to Cape Cod next week! My room mate Britt and my friend John are coming with me and I absolutely cannot wait. It’s just what I need right now. Sometimes ya gotta get out of this crazy city for a hot sec.

6. Watching as much crappy reality TV (hi, Real Housewives of Anything and Jersey Shore) as possible. Sinfully addicting. Don’t hate.

7. Spanky. I miss this little guy so much. I can’t believe I haven’t seen him since the beginning of June. Breaks my heart 😦 can’t wait to squeeze him next week!

8. Working out every other day this week. I am someone who lovesss to workout for the feeling AFTERWARDS. Even though I might not enjoy the thought of working out on my way to the gym, I love how I feel after. However, my back has been really hurting lately (I actually had my first chiropractor appointment tonight) and need to chill a little with the working out. I am watching and recording what I eat (generally Mon-Fri) but my workouts haven’t become as frequent. Instead of 5-6 days a week it’s about 4-5. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it helps. Looking forward to long morning walks at the Cape.

9. Seeing my friend Eva this past weekend and again in a couple weeks. Eva and I have been friends since college and our friendship always remains the same. We are jackasses who love to have a good laugh but we also know everything about eachother and how to support eachother. She’s one of my best friends and I love that I get to see her a couple times this month!

10. The give away I am hosting HERE!! Make sure to enter.

Question of the Night: What are a couple things you are loving lately??