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  • Sunday Social

    I’m linking up with Ashley and Neely today for Sunday Social.

    This Weeks Questions:

    1. Name 4 jobs you've had in your life.

    Waitress, Administrative Assistant, Retail (sales and merchandising), Editor

    2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.

    Pitch Perfect, The Princess Bride, A Knight's Tale, The Big Chill

    3. Name 4 places you have lived.

    Plattsburgh, NY, Homestead, FL, Rochester, NY, Miami, FL

    4. Name 4 of your favorite foods.

    Gummi Bears, Steak, Caeser Salad, Pad Thai

    5. Name 4 things you always carry with you.

    Cell Phone, Book, Chapstick, Business Cards

    6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation.

    Scandanavia (Norway, Sweden & Denmark), Disney World, OBX, Italy

  • Sunday Social

    I’m linking up with Ashley and Neely today for Sunday Social.

    This Weeks Questions:

    These are all about Thanksgiving memories!

    1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory
    Growing up we went to Brooklyn every year for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful. We'd stay with my grandparents and have Thanksgiving dinner with my Aunt and Uncle and six cousins and various and sundry other people. It was always wonderful!

    2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
    Stuffing and Creamed Onions (I couldn't pick one. I actually wanted to add Red Cabbage, but that seemed like I would be pushing it)

    3. What is a Thanksgiving tradition you and your family have?
    Much to my younger daughter's chagrin, I would have to say that it is watching the Macy's Parade - especially the very beginning where the Broadway Musicals perform. And all the way to the end where Santa makes his appearance. It reminds me that when I was younger, seeing Santa in the parade was the beginning of the Christmas season, not September the way department stores would like us to believe now.
    4. Show us a favorite Thanksgiving picture from years past
    I am super depressed because I just realized that I don't have any recent Thanksgiving pictures. I guess I'll have to get better at this. Must just be too busy cooking and eating. :) 
    Luckily my son took a pic last year of the table set at my mother-in-law's house. It's one of the things I like best about the holiday - seeing the nicely set table. Must be because we're not always the family sitting around the table and seeing the "good dishes" makes the day feel special.
    5. What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving?
    It's our first Thanksgiving as Miami residents. And one of two things is going to happen - either of which will be exciting. We will either go with family friends to Disney for the weekend - which would be amazing - or, we will have Thanksgiving with my parents - which we haven't done since the twins were in elementary school (and they're one and a half years out of college now.) Sounds like a win/win. :)
  • Sunday Social

    I’m linking up with Ashley and Neely today for Sunday Social.

    This Weeks Questions:

    1. What is currently on your wish list?
    Right now there are three things on my list. My high reach item is a beautiful Michael Kors watch that I love. Next there is an item I've been wanting to feed my tea obsession, it's a beautiful hot water dispenser that has water always at the ready. Lastly, I've been a Vera Bradley fan for quite a few years now and a Disney lover since I was a child. So, when Vera came out with some special prints for Disney - I mean seriously - how could I not be craving one. Top of my list would be the Smartphone Wristlet. Ahh, a girl can dream...
    2. Share a new iPhone, droid, iPad app that you have recently discovered that we all need.
    Since moving to Miami, my DH and I have been wanting to learn some Spanish. Younger daughter recommended an app called Duolingo. It's really been building my vocabulary and it's fun to use as well. Loving this. 
    3. What is a new fall tv show that you have added to your dvr?
    Wow! I just spent a good five minutes and can't think of one new fall show I've even been watching. Wait. Younger daughter and I have been watching The Blacklist (though I am two episodes behind and didn't even remember it). Also, my girl friend has been trying to get me to watch Sleepy Hollow, but currently I have no DVR, so I guess that's that.
    4. Share your social media links so we can follow you. (Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc) Tell us which is your favorite and why.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DREMServices
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dremservices?ref=hl
    Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/deberichardson
    Instagram: deberichardson
    Right now, I'm loving Pinterest. We're working on a renovation as part of our move to Miami, and I'm really having fun looking for decorating ideas for our new small space.
    5. What is a tv show, movie, or song that you could watch or listen to over and over and never get tired of?
    Oooo. Good question. I have one for each. 
    TV Show - The West Wing or Ally McBeal
    Movie - Anything with Danny Kaye, but specifically The Court Jester, Hans Christian Anderson or White Christmas
    Song -  This one probably goes in waves. I'd have to say For Good from Wicked or Breathe from In The Heights (OK. I'll admit I am a bit of a Broadway Show nerd)
  • Sunday Social

    I’m linking up with Ashley and Neely today for Sunday Social.

    This Weeks Questions:

    1. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? This is pretty bad, but the strongest costume memory I have from my childhood was when my mother dressed my brother and me as a King and a Queen. Sounds pretty normal, right? Only my mom made these giant masks that we wore out of paper grocery bags. Yeah. Probably not my favorite, but it is my most memorable. It was weird.

    2. If you could go back to your childhood and dress up as something, what would it be? I think I would have liked to be the prom queen or the cheerleader. Something beautiful and totally different from how I saw myself. We grew up before the Disney Princess age.

    3. What was your favorite Halloween costume as an adult? Having said what I did in the last question, my favorite costume from the recent past is probably Snow White. 

    4. What is your favorite Halloween candy? Mini Take 5 bars and big Lemonheads. 

    5. What is your favorite Halloween memory? Actually my favorite Halloween memory is coming up with costumes for my children when they were young. Even if the cold could come and try to ruin our halloweens, I loved the holiday much more through the lives of my kids. This year, below, I had made younger daughter's Bunch of Grapes and boy child's Robin Hood, while eldest daughter had created her own clown getup. Still makes me smile. :)

    6. What is your favorite scary movie? You've probably never heard of this one, The Changeling. It came out in 1980 and starred George C. Scott. I loved it because it was really scary, but not at all gory. I hate gore, which usually keeps me away from scary movies. I'll have to try and find it and see if it's still scary, but I remember loving the feeling of suspense and fear.