A Love Letter To My One and Only Love.

You know me. I usually don't put our personal life out on the internet. It's our private life and no one needs to know our business.  But this time is different. I'm writing this letter to let you know. This love of ours just can't go. I never knew how happy I would be. Till you showed me how love can be...... Guess the song. 😉 Ok on a serious note: 19 years ago today, we got married by the justice of the peace in Yonkers. It was just an ordinary day. Nothing special. No … [Read more...]

We Remember – 10 Years Later – 9/11/11

The first time I wrote about 9/11 was in 2009.  It was my second year of blogging.  The last post happened the following year in 2010.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the tragedy that made America stronger, unfortunately. Do you remember where you were on that horrible day? Like many people, I remember it so well.  It was my son's first day of school. My husband and I were first-time homeowners for a full four months. It was a new beginning for us.  I never thought in a hundred … [Read more...]

We Remember – 9 Years Later – 9/11

"New York City will never be the same again." Every year since the 9/11 tragedy, there are tons of wounds being reopened after another year has gone by.  It's so sad how it happened. I remember that day like it was yesterday.  The thing that really gets me teary is when they read each and every name out loud. Somehow my eyes tear with almost every name that is announced. I'll be honest, I don't watch the whole tribute, it's just too sad to watch it so I keep myself busy spending time … [Read more...]

Special Offers For IKEA Lovers (NY/NJ)

When I first moved in with my husband (back when we were boyfriend/girlfriend) we fell in love with IKEA's style so basically our whole apartment came from IKEA.  The furniture was cheap, pretty good quality and very hip and stylish.  Everyone that would come over loved every piece of furniture, bookcase and/or picture frame. They couldn't believe it all came from IKEA. I wanted to share with all of you that IKEA is having two great promotions going on this week. One will be held in their … [Read more...]

Three Graduations and A Wedding Anniversary

What a week it has been. For the past few days, I've been trying to get things ready (clothes and necessities) for all of my kids graduations. My son, my first-born, had his graduation last night.  Even though it felt like the longest graduation known ever, it was great to see his smiling face as he took his diploma from the principal on stage. All three kids are graduating this year and will be in  new schools. Wow, how times flies! My kids are ecstatic to start on their … [Read more...]

We Remember, 8 Years Later | 9-11-01

I can still remember the day it happened. It feels like it happened yesterday. Although I was sleeping during this horrible tragedy, I was awoken by my husband who called to tell me to watch the news. I asked him, "What channel?" He then said, "Any channel". I said, "Why do you want me to watch the news"? He said, "You'll see...I'll stay on the phone when you watch what's going on." … [Read more...]

Happy Blogaversary!

It's been a whole year already!  Someone sent me a comment about my blog anniversary.  I totally forgot it has been a year to the day. So, Happy Anniversary New York Chica.  It's been a fun year!! Here's to another fun year with all my new found bloggy friends!! Ok, back to the comment.  The reason why I didn't approve the comment is because it had something that was inappropriate for this blog.  I don't want to seem like a prude or anything but I do not approve anything that has any … [Read more...]