This past 4th of July was the best yet.  I was one of the lucky people whose company closed on the 4th and 5th so I was able to enjoy the moment without thinking about work.  It’s always hard for me to enjoy myself fully because I’m always thinking about what I have to do the next day and I don’t want to get out of hand.  Fortunately this weekend taught me to live!

On the 4th my parents had a great party with lots of tanning, swimming and food.  The next 2 days was a recovery to again lay by the pool and relax.  Saturday night I was invited to a jewelry party of Chloe + Isabel products and it was great!  The hosts did a great job and I bought a cute necklace as well (see below). The best part about it is that I can wear it as three necklaces or one!


I was also happy to spend the night with my good friend Chelsea…


Afterward we went to Asbury Park for some cocktails.  I think I had more than some because I never made it to the family breakfast the next morning….woops.  I did end up trying some oyster shooters at the raw bar which was deelish!  Oysters aren’t my thing but they go down really easy with some spicy bloody mary.

raw bar

I didn’t have any plans for Sunday but out of the blue I got a text from my friend Mike who invited me up to Sea Bright for the day.  Normally I wouldn’t go because it’s pretty far to enjoy myself without thinking about prepping for work but I’m on vacation, right?!  So I threw caution to the wind and went and ended up having a great day!  First we stopped at Woody’s in Sea Bright for lunch and then the Ocean Place Tiki Bar in Long Branch.  It was a perfect afternoon of catching up with friends to end the short staycation.

tiki bar

I’m sure you’ve caught on by now that I look at everything as a lesson.  This weekend I learned to not worry so much and to enjoy myself more.  I’m also reminded about the important people in my life who love and care about me no matter what.  ❤ you….

After this busy weekend, even Reilly was pooped!


As I was writing this blog Bob Marley’s song came to mind which summed it up perfectly:

“Don’t worry about a thing,’Cause every little thing  gonna be all right.

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,’Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”
Rise  up this mornin’,

Smiled with the  risin’ sun,

Three little  birds Perch by my doorstep

Singin’ sweet songs Of melodies pure and true

Sayin’,  (“This is my message to you-ou-ou:”)

Singin’:  “Don’t worry ’bout a thing,’Cause  every little thing gonna be all right.”

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