CC's Corner
Saturday was a really fun day!  
My sister Kelly & her boyfriend Brian flew up from South Carolina to attend the Clemson/Boston College football game in Chestnut Hill with my parents, my aunt Kim & uncle Joe, Kevin & I.  It was sort of a house divided as Kelly, Brian, & my parents were all decked out in orange in favor of Clemson while Kim, Joe, Kevin, & I all proudly rocked our “super fan” tees (my uncle is a BC alumnus & Kevin is a current student).
We started the afternoon off at Delfrisco’s Grille for some beers & literally the best burger I have ever had in my life.  After lunch we made the short trek to campus to crash a Clemson tailgate with all of Kelly’s friends.  It was really neat to finally put some faces to the names I hear my sister talk about.
We headed into the game at right about 3:30- my mom got us awesome seats all together in the end zone.  Kevin & I stayed and cheered for the first three quarters but then it started to sprinkle a bit- so we decided to catch the final quarter at my cousin Michael’s condo which was just about a mile down the road.  Unfortunately, BC didn’t pull out a win- but we went out and celebrated anyway.  Kevin, Mike, & I headed downtown and met up with Kelly and her friends to watch the ND/FSU game at the Stadium- which actually ended up turning into a club around 10ish (so random)- but we made the best of it and danced the night away!
Nights out with my sisters have turned into my favorite nights out- unfortunately with both of them living a plane ride away, it doesn’t happen as often as I would like.  I’m glad for the time that we got to spend together on Saturday- & it made me even more excited for a few weeks when we celebrate Thanksgiving down in Disney and my entire family will be together for a whole long weekend!

Saturday was a really fun day!  

My sister Kelly & her boyfriend Brian flew up from South Carolina to attend the Clemson/Boston College football game in Chestnut Hill with my parents, my aunt Kim & uncle Joe, Kevin & I.  It was sort of a house divided as Kelly, Brian, & my parents were all decked out in orange in favor of Clemson while Kim, Joe, Kevin, & I all proudly rocked our “super fan” tees (my uncle is a BC alumnus & Kevin is a current student).

We started the afternoon off at Delfrisco’s Grille for some beers & literally the best burger I have ever had in my life.  After lunch we made the short trek to campus to crash a Clemson tailgate with all of Kelly’s friends.  It was really neat to finally put some faces to the names I hear my sister talk about.

We headed into the game at right about 3:30- my mom got us awesome seats all together in the end zone.  Kevin & I stayed and cheered for the first three quarters but then it started to sprinkle a bit- so we decided to catch the final quarter at my cousin Michael’s condo which was just about a mile down the road.  Unfortunately, BC didn’t pull out a win- but we went out and celebrated anyway.  Kevin, Mike, & I headed downtown and met up with Kelly and her friends to watch the ND/FSU game at the Stadium- which actually ended up turning into a club around 10ish (so random)- but we made the best of it and danced the night away!

Nights out with my sisters have turned into my favorite nights out- unfortunately with both of them living a plane ride away, it doesn’t happen as often as I would like.  I’m glad for the time that we got to spend together on Saturday- & it made me even more excited for a few weeks when we celebrate Thanksgiving down in Disney and my entire family will be together for a whole long weekend!

Friday
  • Thanks a bunch for your recommendations for the iPhone 6 case- I ended up ordering the Spigen case that a few people recommended.  It came yesterday & I am SO pleased with it.  Super lightweight, completely clear so you can see the pretty gold phone, made of silicone (a must for me!), and MAD cheap.  You guys are the best!
  • Tonight my sister gets home for the weekend & tomorrow we are going to the Boston College vs. Clemson football game in Chestnut Hill.  I am so excited to party it up with my family- plus there is a little bit of a rivalry between Kevin (BC student) & Kelly (Clemson student), so that should make the game a bit more exciting.
  • As can be expected, Taylor Swift’s new song is just on straight up repeat in my office.  I make no apologies for this.
  • I loved everyone’s responses to my TV post earlier this week.  It’s always so interesting to see how people spend their free time- & I am now aware that I have plenty of buddies to talk TV with in the future :)
  • I am about two thirds of the way done with my Christmas shopping (yes, I am aware I’m a nutcase).  My goal is to be completely done by the end of the month.  Left on the docket: Kevin, my dad, and my sisters boyfriends.  I always have such a difficult time with boys.
  • My favorite sales of the year have come & gone- Shopbop & Bloomingdales Friends & Family sales.  This year my lot consisted of two pairs of jeans and a pair of sunglasses.  I’m happy!
  • I saw Gone Girl last weekend- and in my opinion, the movie blew the book out of the water.  This is a first for me- I usually always prefer the book- but the movie was just so well done.  Highly recommend.

TGIF, Friends!  I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Let’s talk about TV

Yesterday, I got in a discussion with some of my co-workers about our television viewing habits.  I always knew that Kevin & I watched quite a bit of TV- but I had always assumed we were sort of the norm.

So imagine my surprise yesterday when the majority of my co-workers told me that they only kept up to date with about two to three shows.  WUT.

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Right now- my DVR currently has series recordings for the following:

  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Scandal
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Originals
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago PD
  • Modern Family
  • New Girl
  • The Mindy Project
  • Marry Me
  • Nashville
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Revenge
  • Real Housewives of: Beverly Hills, The OC, New York, New Jersey, & Melbourne
  • Ladies of London
  • Vanderpump Rules
  • Million Dollar Listing: NY, LA, & Miami
  • Red Band Society
  • The Good Wife
  • Reign
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Downton Abbey
  • Suits

& I would say for the most part, I stay pretty much up to date with all of them. (This isn’t even including shows like the Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, etc. that Kevin watches without me)

When having this discussion with my co-workers about TV, I sort of got the vibe that they were judging me about how much television I watch & that sort of intrigued me (also, GTFO co-workers).

For reference: I work about 8-9 hours a day. I also read about a book a week, workout 4-5x a week, cook dinner most week nights, & have social plans the majority of weekends- so it’s not like I’m devoting my life to TV or anything.

How much TV do you guys watch?  What are you watching?  If not as much as me, what else do you do during your free time?

iPhone 6 users:

What do you use as a case (brand, etc.)?  Do you recommend it?

babytrapdaddy:

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You just popped in the Kanye West
Get right for the summer workout tape
And ladies if you follow these instructions exactly

You might be able to pull you a rapper

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a NBA player

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man, at least a dude with a car

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PRAISE 🙌

TGIF, friends.

PRAISE 🙌

TGIF, friends.

kateoplis:

"Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this…It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world."
"I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for…I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you."
"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."
Jennifer Lawrence | VF

kateoplis:

"Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this…It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world."

"I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for…I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you."

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."

Jennifer Lawrence | VF

A weekend in Miami

This past weekend, Kevin & I headed to Miami for an extended weekend to belatedly celebrate his 30th birthday (this trip was his present from me!).  As to be expected of a weekend in paradise, we had an amazing time!

We left after work on Thursday so we didn’t get to Fort Lauderdale until around 9pm.  This was the only part I was a bit anxious about, as I have heard it can be sort of an expensive nightmare finding transportation from FLL to Miami Beach- but we had no trouble at all thanks to Lyft.  It was about a 30 minute ride (28 miles) & it cost us under $40, so much cheaper than a cab!

Once we arrived to our hotel (The Fontainebleau), I was super excited to see our room.  I had received a call from management a few days prior letting us know that they overbooked the room that we choose (just a standard balcony room) so we were being upgraded to a one bedroom suite- and holy shit, it was the most unreal room I have ever stayed in.  We had TWO bathrooms, a massive living area, a full kitchen, a “master suite”, and a WRAP AROUND OCEANFRONT BALCONY. 

Friday morning I woke up early enough to watch the sunrise from our balcony- and as you can see from the pictures above, it was absolutely breathtaking.  The pool opens at sunrise so I woke Kevin up and made him come to down to the pool with me- & thank god I did.  All of the poolside seats were taken by 8:30am.  Thankfully we were there early enough to get primo real estate and we stayed there for the remainder of the day- the vibe was perfect amounts of party & relaxation.  Once the sun went down we headed back to our room, had some drinks on our balcony, got ready, and went out for a delicious dinner at Scarpetta.

Saturday I got up to watch the sunrise again and promptly headed down to the pool to grab our seats.  We spent another day at the pool working on our tans, drinking coronas, reading, and taking periodic dips in the pool.  Once the sun set, we went up to our room and got ready quick for a more low key night out.  Thanks to recommendations, we took a Lyft to the Burger and Beer joint a few miles away for what else, burgers & beer!  The food was literally amazing and the beers were dirt cheap- so we had a great time.

Sunday Kevin slept in a bit while I watched the sunrise (again!), packed, and tidied up.  We had a 1 o’clock flight so we headed to the airport mid morning and reluctantly made our way back home after an unreal weekend.

If anyone is considering taking a vacation to Miami Beach, I couldn’t recommend the Fontainebleau enough.  We have nothing but great things to say and for sure plan to go back hopefully sooner rather than later.

I have had water stuck in my left ear for 48+ hours.

I have literally tried everything under the sun to get it out- standing on one leg and jumping with my ear tilted, laying on my ear for hours on end (even sleeping on that side), laying on my ear with a heating pad underneath, blow drying my ear, putting in swimmers ear drops.

I’m starting to get quite concerned- and I’m uncomfortable as hell.  I just want to get this shit out of my ear.

Has this every happened to anyone?  Should I call a doctor?  If so, is there anything a doctor can do for me?

ETA: I actually just popped in the urgent care clinic down the street from my work to have a someone check it out.  Turns out there was a wax buildup which caused the blockage & got water stuck in my ear.  The physician on call was nice enough to flush out my ear & I’m good as new!  THANK GOD.  I was literally dying of discomfort- I’m sure Kevin is thrilled he doesn’t have to listen to me bitch for another night :)  Thanks for all of your recommendations!  

& just like that, I’m taking my talents to South Beach. 

MIAMI BOUND to belatedly celebrate Kev’s dirty thirty!

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& just like that, I’m taking my talents to South Beach.

MIAMI BOUND to belatedly celebrate Kev’s dirty thirty!

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So relevant.

I literally have thought it was Friday all freaking day,

Damnit.

Whenever the weather changes, I get the urge to do a major closet revamp (which is one of the many reasons I should move somewhere warmer- less $$ spent on clothes!).  This year is obviously no different.
Some things that have caught my eye this season include:
1. Floreat Abelia Dress // 2. Moth Dot-Dot Pullover // 3. Gold Wreath Studs // 4. Patch NYC Hinterland Hoops // 5. BCBG Jenna Crewneck Long-Sleeve Dress // 6. HD in Paris Leather-Kissed Shift // 7. Hemant & Nandita Pintucked Prima Dress // 8. Madewell Perfect Tunic // 9. Club Monaco Kiena Silk Jumper // 10. Burberry Giant Check Gauze Scarf // 11. Frye Carson Wedge Bootie // 12. Jennifer Zeuner Three Initial Monogram Ring // 13. J.Crew Lambswool shirttail sweater // 14. Matta NY Grape Dupatta Scarf // 15. Holding Horses Risen Sun Sweater Dress // 16. Yumi Kim Talula Popover // 17. Citizens of Humanity Racer Leatherette Jeans // 18. Plenty by Tracy Reece Opening Night Dress // 19. Club Monaco Stalina Vest // 20. Splendid Lakota Bootie // 21. Maeve Tiled Amethyst Dress
As always, no referral links were used in this post :)  Just some cute stuff I wanted to share.

Whenever the weather changes, I get the urge to do a major closet revamp (which is one of the many reasons I should move somewhere warmer- less $$ spent on clothes!).  This year is obviously no different.

Some things that have caught my eye this season include:

1. Floreat Abelia Dress // 2. Moth Dot-Dot Pullover // 3. Gold Wreath Studs // 4. Patch NYC Hinterland Hoops // 5. BCBG Jenna Crewneck Long-Sleeve Dress // 6. HD in Paris Leather-Kissed Shift // 7. Hemant & Nandita Pintucked Prima Dress // 8. Madewell Perfect Tunic // 9. Club Monaco Kiena Silk Jumper // 10. Burberry Giant Check Gauze Scarf // 11. Frye Carson Wedge Bootie // 12. Jennifer Zeuner Three Initial Monogram Ring // 13. J.Crew Lambswool shirttail sweater // 14. Matta NY Grape Dupatta Scarf // 15. Holding Horses Risen Sun Sweater Dress // 16. Yumi Kim Talula Popover // 17. Citizens of Humanity Racer Leatherette Jeans // 18. Plenty by Tracy Reece Opening Night Dress // 19. Club Monaco Stalina Vest // 20. Splendid Lakota Bootie // 21. Maeve Tiled Amethyst Dress

As always, no referral links were used in this post :)  Just some cute stuff I wanted to share.

This weekend I headed down to Tampa, FL to visit my sister who lives there & to finally meet my new furry nephew, Freddie.  It was a quick trip- less than 48 hours- but I had a blast!

Some highlights of the weekend include:

  • Introducing Kimberly to Scandal.  I think I got her hooked :)
  • Saturday AM Brunch at Datz which included the most delicious monkey bread I have ever tasted.
  • A bike ride around Tampa which included a pit stop at Derek Jeter’s house on Davis Island.  Holy hell is that place big!
  • A (losing) trip to the Hard Rock Casino 
  • Steak dinner at Council Oak- this was actually quite the experience as while we were there, the sprinklers had some issues & it actually started raining in the restaurant.  They actually ended up comping us some wine because of the inconvenience, so hey- works for me!
  • Sunday AM brunch at Jackson’s

But most importantly, the highlight of the trip was…

PUPPY PLAY TIME!!

I would say I spent 80% of my time in Florida playing with the puppy & I definitely have no complaints about that.  Freddie in my (completely biased) opinion is probably the cutest puppy ever- and Kim’s older dog, Doobie, is a complete ham. I had the best time & now my puppy fever has really stepped up a notch.

As always, I was sad heading to the airport last night- but it wasn’t as bad as it usually is because on Thursday afternoon Kevin & I are headed back to the Sunshine state for his belated 30th birthday trip!

Life is good.

So many weird things have happened to me traveling for this Tampa trip

-When I got into Boston on Friday, right outside of South Station a random foreign man tapped me on the shoulder & said to me that it looked as though I had an accident while pointing at my ass. I obviously freaked out that I sat in something and immediately ran to the South Station bathroom only to see my ass was in the clear.

-When I was going through security in Logan my sticky boobs (I was wearing an exposed back jumpsuit) set off some sort of trigger on the airport screening machine. I had to have my chest patted down by a female TSA agent.

-On my plane down to Tampa, the woman sitting next to me could not fit in her seat with the arm rests down. So I wasn’t able to have my arm rest down and I had her taking up a portion of my seat & touching me for the 3+ hours of traveling.

-All of the overheard bins were full by the time that I got on the plane so I needed to gate check my bag. Once we got to Tampa it was torrentially down pouring & when my bag came on the carousel it was absolutely soaking wet.

-At the Tampa airport, I was placed in some sort of prescreened group (even though I was not prescreened). I was able to go through security without taking off my shoes and very minimal checking of my bags.

-My plane to Providence is delayed & the gate area is packed because it’s a full flight. I ended up sitting next to a man who insists on showing me picture after picture of Derek Jeter throughout his career. I just had to put on my earphones to finally get him to stop.

I am usually a very grumpy traveler- but surprisingly, none of this has really bothered me.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

My head totally is not in the game at work right now.
Counting down the minutes until my flight at 4:20 to visit my sister & my new nephew, Freddie!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :)

My head totally is not in the game at work right now.

Counting down the minutes until my flight at 4:20 to visit my sister & my new nephew, Freddie!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :)