Sunday, December 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
I had scheduled a baby sitter for the day and headed out at 9 am. After I hit up Starbucks, I went to the Aveda Institute hair school and was treated like royalty.. For 6 hours! It was- awwwwwmazin'. I had my hair cut first, a deep conditioning treatment paired with a hot towel facial, a shoulder and hand massage and a nice pedicure last. I was offered Tea, water and my stylist was beyond sweet. I Loved it! Oh, and splurged on my first nice hair products. All in all, it was a fun-much-needed day! Oh- and I almost forgot... I got my $50.00 gift certificate to the Aveda school on city deals for just $21.00! I love a good bargain. You have no idea just how excited I was to find that!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Note: This dish is courtesy of Weight Watchers- I am not on Weight watchers, just love this recipe.
|Sorry, I'm not the best food photographer!|
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice, long grain is preferred
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 1/2 cups (or more) broccoli florets
- 1-2 medium fresh carrots- peeled and sliced thin
- 1 medium lemon- juice and zest
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
Ends August 31st at 11:59 pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This is a first for me.. I actually won my cute bag from Boufee e Bambini. I loved it so much I contacted the shop owner letting at SeamsMod her know how much I adored the bag I won from the giveaway and offered to do a review on it. That then led to her offering to sponsor this giveaway for all of you! Pretty cool huh?
1) It goes with practically everything! It is black and off white.
2) It is reversible! Who wouldn't love two purses for the price of one? The inside is more black with stripes.
3) The fabric is simply Fabulous... It has texture to it and is very durable. Both functional and cute!
4) It stays on your shoulder, perfectly! I don't know about you, but it drives me crazy when my purses keep sliding off my shoulder.
5) It is the perfect size :) I have enough room for my big wallet, day planner, lotion, lip gloss, powder, pens, gum, all of it!
6) The mini clutch holds my iPhone perfectly!
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1) Head over to SeamsMod- Tell me what is your favorite item is!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
My new semester.. At a new school... Starting a years worth of school over, begins tomorrow. To all who are starting school, have a wonderful semester and hang in there! It's all up hill from here for me, making the decision to do this was the hard part. <3 <3 <3 Here's to following dreams!
|All photos courtesy of Pinterest|
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I, me, yes- Marci here at Balancing Stilettos and Scrubs was featured on the SITS girls website on Monday! I have been waiting for this day for almost a year now! It was everything and more than I had hoped for. I have never been shown so much love and support here on this blog, ever! I was left grinning from ear, to ear. You guys rocked my socks and have given me more motivation to be a great Nurse, than I have have ever had before. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I love all of you and thank you for your continued support!
I will be doing a Q&A post from all of the questions I got on Monday soon. I'm looking forward to it! Pitch me any more questions you may have.
A review & giveaway from the lovely Seams Mod shop- YAY! It's been far too long, I know. You're going to love this shop everyone!
A review & Giveaway from Modern Med Tools!
Oh, I almost forgot- The recipe for this fab dish...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
As a Nursing student, staying on top of my studying and being organized are extremely important! I wanted to share some of my ideas for staying organized and keeping it together while being a Mom of two toddlers, a part-time CNA, volunteer and full-time student. There is no reason you can't do it if I can, you can. Seriously. :)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Age: Today you are 3 years and 4 months old.
Favorite food: Boca Chikn's, Nature Valley fruit and nut bars, graham crackers, oatmeal, strawberry soy milk.
Favorite movie: Tangled and Harry Potter
Favorite thing to do: Play outside with all your new friends here in the neighborhood, play your Leapster, play with cars, trucks, books, color, paint.
Current accomplishments: You got potty trained in less than 3 weeks!
Favorite cartoon: Busy Town Mysteries and Word world
Favorite activity to do: Cheerio necklaces, and anything with our foam sheets, water color painting.
Other favorite things, friends, toys: Your new little best friend is Oliver and Hagan. You 3 will be starting preschool together soon!
Age: Today you are1 year and 9 months old!
Favorite food: Boca Chikn's, strawberry Kashi bars, Apples & Peanut butter, Scooby Doo fruit snacks, Wheat ritz crackers, graham crackers, oatmeal, chocolate soy milk.
Favorite movie: Tangled- You absolutely love Paskel
Favorite thing to do: You love to play with any cars and trucks you can get your hands on, you love me and daddy to read books to you, coloring and to sleep with ALL of your little animals.
Current accomplishments: You are talking a lot more these days! You love to ask "Whats that?" and wave/say bye bye when Mommy leaves to work/school.
Favorite cartoon: Busy Town Mysteries, Wonder Pets.
Favorite activity to do: Color and read books.
Other favorite things, friends, toys: The light up fish tank in your room, Tigee, your blanky, your binky and my stilettos ;)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
- 1 3/4 Cups of sugar
- 1/4 Cup of brown sugar
- 4 Tbsp Cocoa
- 1 Stick Earth Balance Butter
- 1/2 Cup of Rice Dream, original Rice milk
- 1 Cup of Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp of Pure Vanilla
- 3 Cups of quick oats
- Waxed paper -OR- Cake/brownie pan
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Many reasons. Many good, positive, right reasons.
To start, I had a horrible last quarter. Horrible to say the least. My very last day of finals, I "failed" my Physiology final by 2 questions. The minimum grade you can get in any Nursing core class at this particular school is a 70%. If you get any less, you have to (x) amount of tuition to retake the whole thing again along with getting held back 3 months. I just happen to get a 68%. I was half way through and this happened? I had an overall 80% grade in the class... I worked the hardest I have in my life last quarter, I was studying 25+ hours a week outside of class. Well, come to find out it was a Blessing in disguise. It brought to light what I really wanted to do with my degree, to achieve and to succeed at. I have always wanted, and dreamed about attending a respectful University.
If I were to stay at the private school I was at, ZERO of my credits would transfer to a regionally accredited University. I would have basically had to start over when I wanted to work towards my Bachelors, then eventually my masters. Awful, I know. I knew this going into the program, and initially I was fine with having an AAS in Nursing, but have since changed my mind.. For the better I hope! I want more opportunities in my field. I recently attended a NICU conference and had some nice talks with several Nurses that were there. I got some wonderful advice from many of them and took it to heart. Many have said that the outlook in the next 5-10 years is that hospitals may start requiring a Bachelors degree for RN's instead of an AAS in Nursing. So I'm going for it! Taking a huge leap of faith and never looking back. It is hard to take in that the whole last years education is virtually worth nothing and that I have to repeat all of the classes, but I feel this is the right and best decision for my future as a Neonatal Nurse. I start classes in less than a month, starting off with 13 credits. I am so excited! Shouldn't be too hard to get a good GPA this quarter. Shooting for a 4.0. Wish me luck on all of this!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Let me first begin with saying, I am pleased to finally be able to have the time to be blogging! Nursing school is slowly "stealing" more and more of it lately but I am slowly growing used to it. Along with school, I have also been working as a CNA for a Home health and Hospice company where scrubs are the dress code. (What better dress code can there be!? Teehee.) I have quite the selection, but like many other people in the Medical profession, the saying goes- You can never have too many scrubs! And oh boy, what a true statement. I came in contact with ScrubInk a couple of months ago and they began advertising on my blog. When I got the opportunity to have them as a sponsor, I was thrilled! We have instantly clicked, and they have been amazing to work with, very patient and very kind.
Scrub Ink is located in NYC and all of their wonderful scrubs are hand made right here in America. The company was brought to life by a Father-Daughter duo, here is how they got their start:
|Please excuse the lack of make-up, long day at work. My pocket says: "Nursing is a work of Heart." So true and so perfect!|
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Lately, my life has been consisting of, my kiddos, work, homework, keeping up on cleaning & more school. I based my blogs title on my life's common theme, which really is Balancing stilettos & scrubs. How do we do it all as Mothers? Between our children, cooking, cleaning, taking care of our selves, paying bills, wiping noses, laundry... The list never ends does it. There are some days that I wake up and wonder, how in the world am I going to be able to make it through today? To get everything done? Keep everybody happy?
|Working, very, very early.|
|New Tom's shoes! And scrubs <3|
|Home made Foccacia bread, recipe coming this week.|
|Doing my best to study with two toddlers running around me.|
|Re-writing 6 hours of lecture notes from Physiology.... Hoping it will help retain info better.|
|Red Bulls help ;)|
|Smore's cupcakes- Vegan. Recipe next week! (From Vegan cupcakes take over the world) You'll love it!|
So how do you do it all? I would love some more advice!
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