Top 20 Favorite Movies

One thing that I love is a good movie … in no particular order, these are my top 20 favorite movies of all time!

  1. The Color Purple
  2. Stepbrothers
  3. Meet the Parents
  4. Duplex
  5. The Cable Guy
  6. Taken
  7. The First Wives Club
  8. Pretty Woman
  9. Dirty Dancing
  10. Lila & Eve
  11. Sausage Party
  12. Law Abiding Citizen
  13. Casino
  14. A Bronx Tale
  15. Goodfellas
  16. Steel Magnolias
  17. Waiting to Exhale
  18. What’s Love Got to Do With It?
  19. The Five Heartbeats
  20. Mommy Dearest

My Neverending Travel Bucket List

My Neverending Travel Bucket List is a list of all of the things, I would like to do before I’m not in the position to do them anymore. Therefore, as I visit and do the things I’ve listed, I will strikethrough the item and if I blog about it, I will attach a hyperlink to that post. Also, this list will be updated from time to time, as I learn about more fun and exciting places worth visiting!

  1. Bring in the New Year in Times Square, New York City!
  2. Tour the White House in Washington, DC
  3. Go white water rafting
  4. Go kayaking
  5. Go tubing down the Delaware River
  6. Go indoor skydiving
  7. Go whale watching
  8. Go swimming with the dolphins
  9. Go glamping
  10. Go horseback riding along the beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  11. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. Attend the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana
  13. FLY FIRST CLASS!
  14. Ride in a hot air balloon
  15. Attend a Cherry Blossoms Festival
  16. Go hiking along Buttermilk Falls Trails in Walpack Township, New Jersey
  17. Visit Central Park and Zoo in New York City
  18. Visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City
  19. Visit the Statue of Liberty
  20. Spend the weekend at a luxury spa
  21. Spend the weekend in a penthouse suite with spectacular views
  22. Visit Iron Plow Vineyards in Columbus, New Jersey
  23. Visit Coda Rossa Winery in Franklinville, New Jersey
  24. Visit Working Dog Winery in Robbinsville, New Jersey
  25. Visit Sharrott Winery in Hammonton, New Jersey
  26. Visit White Horse Winery in Hammonton, New Jersey
  27. Family road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  28. Visit Niagara Falls on either the US or Canadian side
  29. Visit San Diego, California
  30. Visit the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  31. Visit the US Virgin Islands
  32. Visit Puerto Rico
  33. Attend the New Jersey Renaissance Faire in Bordentown, New Jersey
  34. Go skiing

Personal + Blogging Goals for 2018

Pretty soon we’ll be entering the 5th month of the year, but these are my personal and blogging goals for 2018!

My personal goals for the remainder of 2018 are:

  • To continue to explore and introduce my girls to all the world has to offer them
    • Through travel, dining, conferences designed for girls and/or young adults, etc.
  • To get more organized when it comes to preparing meals and dinner at home
    • I don’t know what it is, but every day I draw a blank, as to what I’m going to have for dinner. I usually don’t get home until evening and I’m pretty much drained from work and the travel time it takes to get home.
    • So, the goal is to find recipes that require less than five ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
  • To work on my fitness goals
    • I have a long list of fitness goals, but I’m convinced once I get my meals under control … I’ll be halfway there!
  • To continue to improve on my Spanish
    • I started learning Spanish when I was in high school, but that was like 20 years ago … Two years ago, I enrolled myself in the community college’s personal enrichment course for beginner and intermediate Spanish, just to get back into the swing of things. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to have a full conversation with anyone, but it did inspire me to want to explore the language more. So, when I can, I use the Duolingo app and I also listen/watch YouTube videos on my breaks and in the car.
  • To create a financial budget that works and be able to stick to it
  • To try something new each month or do something that I love to do and haven’t done in awhile
    • For example, this month I went horseback riding for the first time in 9 years … and it brought back so many memories from my childhood and when my husband and I went horseback riding in Cancun, Mexico. The feeling was great, but I paid for it later, though – my muscles ached for a week! It was a group riding lesson that will be offered monthly at a nearby stable, so that gives me something to look forward to each month when I need to woosah!
  • To participate in more social events and meet new people
    • About six months ago, I joined a really cool social group on Facebook for women of all ages in my area. Every month they meet for Happy Hour, which gives the members a chance to meet up and form a connection. I figure, as the weather gets better, there will definitely be more to do in and around the area.

My blogging goals for the remainder of 2018 are:

  • To post new content weekly
    • I would like to post at least twice a week, let’s say Sunday and Wednesday .. but, if I can’t my secondary goal is to make sure I post new content on Sundays!
  • To work on all social media platforms attached to my blog
    • Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • To follow my blog post planner and update, as needed
  • To take quality photos and videos
    • The video portion will come later, of course … but, it is a goal of mines!
  • To participate in blogging seminars and such, to improve my blog and blogging skills.
  • To grow my blog’s content and readership

24 Fun Things You Can Do Alone

24 Fun Things You Can Do Alone

I’m always looking for fun things to do alone … and here is a list of my most enjoyable things to do alone, in no particular order.

1. Participate in a group horseback riding lesson that is open to all skill levels.

2. Learn a new language or brush up on a language you learned in grade school.

3. Wine and dine yourself at your favorite restaurant.

4. Go to the movie theatre and check out the latest movie!

5. Visit a museum and take tons of pictures!

6. Become a volunteer at your local animal shelter.

7. Try a new fitness program!

8. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi.

9. Treat yourself to a full body massage and facial.

10. Go to a conference.

11. Join an organization.

12. Create a space that inspires you.

13. Go for a scenic walk or hike.

14. Donate your old clothes and other household items to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army.

15. Travel. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend getaway … research your destination and go for it!

16. Make a dish you recently found on Facebook or Pinterest and share your results on social media!

17. Create a vision board.

18. Read a book.

19. Get your finances in order – create a budget, pay some bills … or open a new account!

20. Check out your local outdoor market.

21. Jump on SnapChat and have a little or a lot of selfie fun with the cool filters!

22. Create a music playlist of your top songs that get you moving and singing along!

23. Make yourself a sweet treat to enjoy with your favorite show.

24. Participate in a cooking class.