It is raining currently in my neck of the woods and I’m sitting here by the window writing like this:
Enjoying my cup of Coffee and just gazing outside every few minutes looking at this gloomy weather. I swear, this weather has been bi-polar this year. Big snow storm with ice every where. People sliding all over the roads one day, and then everything melts and it’s 50 the next day with thunderstorms. People are dressed like they’re in the North Pole one day, and the next day, they’re outside with shorts and T-shirts. It was beautiful outside yesterday morning, and by the afternoon – people were back in jackets and scarfs / gloves. Etc. Today, it’s raining and breezy / cool – and tonight – watch it snow. I’m just sayin’! 😦 So, as I sit here on this gloomy day – let me share a few things since I haven’t written in a while.
First of all,
I’m not too thrilled that it’s March already and I planned to have some goals I’ve made for myself already met. I’ve totally snoozed and I have to get my butt up and start making some serious moves. I wanted to have a few things done by March, and here it is March – and I’m still talking about getting them done. I won’t go in to details, but I’m totally disappointed in myself right now for this reason. I’m working on it though. Hey! Working, being a mom, running errands, trying to work a 2nd job I took on recently, trying to start a business and get that off the ground – has been super crazy lately, and I never have time to sit down and write – let alone work on goals I’ve set for myself. This month, I swear – NO EXCUSES! I’m working on each and every one.
I won’t go in to too many details about my recent adventures or things I’m working on but I am excited for a few things if all works out well, and if it does -then we’ll talk. I’m so very drained emotionally right now, and I think I need JESUS more than ever. Ha. I totally need to get back in to the routine of going to church , reading my beloved Bible more, studying scriptures and getting back in to the POWER OF PRAYER. I am a big believe in that. I pray EVERY DAY. I never miss a day where I don’t pray. I’m either praying for strength, help, hope, those I love, for everything to work out, safety, guidance or just to thank the good Lord for a blessing – but I’m always praying daily. 🙂 I have a strong faith and it can’t be shaken! That’s one good thing about me in all the craziness that goes on in my life and with everything I’m trying to balance all at once currently. I believe in the power of pray, and my faith is strong.
One thing that keeps me totally sane is READING. I LOVE to read and if I’m over-whelmed with life, or anything going on and I want to just take a break from the real world – I read a good book. It always relaxes my mind, and takes my mind off other things going on. I LOVE the Library. It’s like a second home to me because well – I love to read and that’s where all the books are! 🙂 I used to ALWAYS go get books just in case I needed to relax my mind and wanted to read. I was always reading something and as many of you know if you’re a fan of reading my writings – I also recommend books I love, and I do reviews as well here. Even books I just find “alright”, or books that make me giggle in some way or another, I’m WRITING about. I haven’t even had the chance to read lately because life has gotten hectic and I’m trying to take on all these new things while being a mom, and scheduling my schedule around school events, meetings, after school things going on for my kids, and trying to get my two oldest graduated this year. One from high school, and one from 8th grade. So, the other day – I went to the library and ordered some books I came across recently and wanted to check out from real people I admire. I always love inspirational books, so reality stars – or celebs who write those types of books, I’m way in to! I placed some on hold to have sent to the library near me, and in the meantime – I went in to the non-fiction isles (because I enjoy non-fiction the most), and checked out some books.
We all know SNOOKI right? Come On! From the reality show JERSEY SHORE? I was browsing books and saw one of hers. I didn’t even know she wrote books. Here it was though. So, I HAD to pick it up and check it out. SNOOKI! The Party gal ! She can be a bit ditzy and crazy but I lubbs me some Snooki! Yes. I said LUBBS. (lol). Seriously, she makes me giggle and her fashion style – LOVE IT. Not to mention she’s totally beautiful. (I say that in a very straight way – no offense to those who are Bi-sexual or Lesbian). Love you all! 🙂 So, I picked up this book to keep me occupied until the books I wanted get to the library from other libraries.
Listen. Most of this book had me like, “Huh? What the heck is she talking about? Wait, WHAT? This makes no sense. I have NO CLUE what she means. They REALLY published this?”. She talks a LOT about partying, loving animal print EVERYTHING, and uses her own slang words. As much as I think it could have been worded and written better, it did make me giggle and that’s what counts. It’s written in a fun, funny and wild way – a SNOOKI “does it her own way” – kind of way. Would I recommend this book? If you want to know more about JEREY SHORE, how she got her fame from the show, her fashion sense and style, tips she gives, more about her, and so forth – YES! I recommend. I’m a huge fan of SNOOKI – and think she’s funny, adorable, and stylish. The book was more goofy than anything, but in a fun way. She def. has a style all her own and she OWNS THAT SSSSSHHHH ! To each their own , right?! So, let me share a few parts I enjoyed. I never share ALL of a book I read and recommend because then there would be no point for you to go check it out on your own – but I do share the funnies, the parts I loved the most, and such.
Now, I’M GUESSING she wrote this book BEFORE she had kids because she talks about what she wants to name her future kids (she already has kids) at this point. She talks about wanting to be married eventually (she is currently). She talks about partying a lot. I mean A LOOOOTT. As far as I know, she’s always home with her kids now most of the time as she loves to talk about and take photos of. She talks in this book about tons of hot guys and dating, etc. but she’s married – so as said, I’m sure this book was written many moons ago, but – it’s still a fun read. 🙂 Kept me busy.
BTW – there’s TONS of photos of her in here if she’s your kind of gal. 🙂
-Snooki admits that when she’s in a bad mood, had a bad day, etc. she listens to Christmas music or goes shopping for Christmas things – no matter what time of year it is. It helps her feel better. (I LOVE that about her. I LOVE Christmas myself and Christmas shopping for ornaments, or anything Christmas – listening to Christmas music – any time of the year – helps put me in a better mood as well. So I’m right there with her and can totally relate). FUN SNOOKI FACT!
-Snooki says in this book that she’s REAL. She says what’s on her mind. She’s always herself. She does what she wants, and doesn’t care what other people think. (That’s totally ME and I can relate to that as well, so I enjoyed reading that part. Anyone who knows me knows that I speak my mind. I do NOT sugar coat anything. I don’t hold back or bite my tongue most of the times. If I’m thinking it, feeling it, you’re going to know it. I’m as real as it gets so know SNOOKI is the same way, is a huge plus. It’s good to know). I’m always myself and if someone doesn’t like it, O – well. I truly don’t care what people think either because at the end of the day, those who do love me – love me for the way I am and that’s all that matters. 🙂 GO SNOOKI!!!! Continue to do and be you! Everyone else – same goes for you… take that advise to the heart and run with it. DON’T WORRY what others think or say about you as long as in your heart – you know you’re being YOU and doing what you want, saying what you want, etc. She says she’s fearless. Confident. That’s exactly what ALL us women should be. How we should be. How we should live.
-She talks in this book about how to be a GUIDETTE. A woman who does and says what she wants, lives how she wants and tries to have a good time anywhere she is. She has rules every GUIDETTE should follow. Check out the book to see those. Some made me giggle. Some I agreed with . Some – I thought were kind of off the wall and wondered if she was joking?! Kind of like the one where she says a GUIDETTE should look 100% perfect at all times. Um yeah – not going to happen. While I try very much to do so… I’m a mom of 4. A working -TIRED- mom of 4. I’m lucky if I have time to put my eyeliner and lip gloss on in the mornings. Although, my mom laughs at me because if I’m sick and ever need to visit the E.R. – I do my hair and make up before I go! 🙂
She does say one thing that made me wonder in her “rules” on how to be a GUIDETTE. She says that a GUIDETTE always wears her hair straight. If it’s already straight, a GUIDETTE still straightens it, and if one has curly hair – they still straighten it. If a woman wants curly hair – they have to straighten it before curling it. Made me wonder if that works and curls the hair better if you straighten it first. I’ll have to give that a try! I have issues curling my hair! Maybe that works? !!!! If anyone has tried it, let me know.
She also says in her rules to ALWAYS stand up for yourself because there is always some zoo animal ready to attack like it’s the jungle. By this – I’m assuming she means those wild , catty women out there ? LOL! Either way, I totally agree with this. NEVER keep quiet if someone is putting you down, trying to ruin your life, or bullying you. STAND UP FOR YOURSELF and speak the truth. Speak your mind. Let it be known you’re NOT going to sit down and shut up if you need to protect yourself and your life.
I did laugh while reading her “7 things GUIDETTE’S would NEVER do” section. In it, she says a GUIDETTE will never pay for their own gas if they only have enough money for shoes and hair products. It kind of made me wonder, “So, you’d rather sit on the side of the road looking all cute waiting for IDOT or some road service to come and rescue you because you ran out of gas – as long as you have your hair products and new shoes ?”. lmao! Oy……. this SNOOKI chick. I tell ya. The book def. gave me a good giggle. Love her tons! 🙂
Another one that made me giggle – is when she said a GUIDETTE does NOT count calories – and finished by saying, “Don’t tell me not to eat that Cookie”. This made me giggle because SERIOUSLY – a woman should eat what she wants, and not have to feel bad about it. None of us are getting out of this life ALIVE. We’re all going to die some day so enjoy it. If you want a cookie, eat a cookie! If you want a slice of cake – eat a slice of cake. Me?! I love me some warm Apple pie – so if I’m running miles and miles on a treadmill and at the gym for 2 hours and someone offers me a slice of APPLE PIE after that – I’m taking it! I agree with SNOOKI on this, because life is too short not to enjoy a snack here and there! Especially if you go to the gym and work out and you’re doing great. Have a snack once in a while and live life to the fullest. 🙂 DON’T CONSTANTLY count calories. I’ve tried before. It’s a huge headache.
One section of this book I LOVED and have to agree with ladies – is the GUIDETTE GIRL CODE. Not sure if any of you have ever watched the show GIRL CODE -but it’s kind of like that. Women who stick together, empower each other, follow certain rules and don’t do other women – especially their family members or female friends- bogus. Simple as that. There’s rules to this GIRL CODE thing and I FOLLOW each and every one ! As said before, while I won’t go through EACH one here because I think it’s best if you check out the book for yourself – I will go through the ones I truly believe in, I’m inspired by, and couldn’t agree more with Snooki on.
In one part of this – she says pretty much that if you’re pretty and tan or heck – even just pretty – you should be NICER to other women who aren’t as pretty – not meaner! AGREED 100%! I can’t stand the women who know they’re hot, have these amazing bodies, can wear whatever they want, have all the guys drooling over them – and look down on women who aren’t so pretty, or who don’t have name brand clothes and designer hand bags. I can’t stand the women who won’t even say hi to a woman who is less prettier than they are or the women who are just so rude and mean to women who aren’t pretty at all. Me? I think I’m a cutie. I think I’m pretty. Never in a million years would I ever be mean or catty to another woman who may not be so pretty or gets made fun of because of how she looks. I totally believe it’s just proper GIRL CODE that if you’re cute, pretty, sexy, hot – whatever -that knowing another woman isn’t – you be NICER to her and make her feel special, pretty, loved. DO NOT be nasty and mean, stuck up or rude just because she isn’t on your level. Not only that, but I don’t think any of us should be mean for ANY reason no matter what we all look like.
Another one I love that she wrote in this section : HOS BEFORE BROS. So, I don’t agree with the way she said it in the book because I don’t think ANY WOMEN should be called HOS – but I get what she’s saying and where she’s coming from. You know how men have the saying BROS BEOFRE HOS – same thing. HOS BEFORE BROS – what she wrote in the book – basically means that even if you have a boyfriend, husband – whatever -guys come and go and you need to always be there for your girls no matter what – over a guy any day. Don’t diss your girls, female family members who may need you, your female friends -for a guy ! Plain and simple. She writes in this book that your female family members or friends – your GIRLS are the ones holding your hair back when you’re puking. They’re the ones helping you stalk your crush (which is another part that made me giggle in this book) – so always – pick your girls over guys! ANY DAY. ANY TIME. If they need you … you go!
Then, there’s the obvious one. You DON’T hook up with your girls ex’s, ex-crushes, current boyfriends, crushes, or anyone who treated one of your girls like crap. GIRL CODE 101. This is the FIRST thing I always live by and expect my own female family members or friends to follow. YOU DO NOT go after anyone who has been with your female friends or family members, your girls – etc. It’s just a obvious rule that sadly, many women don’t follow these days. Men that are with your female family members, your girls, or even their ex’s – OFF LIMITS LADIES. GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEADS! (LOL) I’m so serious about this and in the book -Snooki is as well. I agree with her. Listen. I always say that if a female family members man or husband approached me and tried some funny stuff – or if one of my girls has a man that comes up to me for something other than advice – he’s going to have to go back and explain why he has a Black eye because I’ll knock him on his bottom before I even THINK about messing around with him. You just DON’T do that. There are SO many men in this world ladies – that we shouldn’t have to mess with each other’s men or husbands. You wouldn’t want to find out one of your family members or girls are messing with the guy you like, love, are with – so don’t do it to them. End of story.
YOU WANT your BFF’s to look hot. Don’t be in such competition with your female family members or friends that you don’t tell them when they’re NOT looking their best. Snooki says in the book that you always want your female loved ones to do and look their very best and I agree with this as well ladies. If one of my girls has lipstick on her teeth, if one is wearing a skirt so tight – her belly flab is showing and doesn’t look right – I’m telling her! I don’t care what it is, but if one of my female loved ones doesn’t look right, has something wrong with her she needs to fix – whatever it is – I want them to not only do their best but look their best so I’m going to help her out. It’s only right. 🙂 I admire SNOOKI even more for admitting that even though SHE’S hot herself, she wants her friends and family – whoever – to look just as hot. It means that she’s confident about herself as a woman and wants to empower and uplift other women around her. Which we should ALL be doing. 🙂
There’s a few different ones in here but those are my favs that I truly stick to and believe in! Take notes ! 🙂
Snooki then goes in to showing pictures of her bedroom, her car, her bathroom, her animal print EVERYTHING, her favorite stuffed animals and things of that nature. Where she spends most of her time, doing what she does and some of her favorite things. That was interesting to check out because in the show JERSEY SHORE and from anyone who knows and loves SNOOKI – T.V. doesn’t show her REAL personality very much. She talks about her hair and make up, things she loves that has to do with that, and even gives us ladies out here TIPS on different things from hair and make up, to clothes. She talks about fake lashes as well. It had me cracking up when she says they scare the hell out of her when they fall off because they look like giant SPIDERS! Me personally – I don’t do fake lashes and never have. My lashes are long enough to where I feel I don’t HAVE to put on fakes – but for the women who love them, or have shorter lashes and NEED them, there’s a section in there for you ladies as well about which kind of lashes to wear for what kind of events, parties, etc. Enjoy!
BTW – FUN SNOOKI FACTS.
She’s obsessed with and loves JWOWW’s boobs! LMAO…
She LOVES Pickles and Pickle juice.
Her dad is a volunteer Firefighter. How cool is that? 🙂 God bless that man!
She actually likes POODLE skirts and the whole era of it. Hey – Me personally – I won a 50/60’s dance contest in a poodle skirt when I was in 5th grade I believe it was. It was a church event. I HATED the outfit, but I felt cute in it, so I can kind of relate to Snooki here! 🙂 Yes ! COOKIE once won a 50/60’s dance contest. Don’t laugh! Okay, Okay – go ahead.
In this book, she also talks about her start on JERSEY SHORE and how she’s always wanted to be famous, but never knew the show would make her as famous as she is today. She is very sweet, humble and thanks EVERYONE who made it possible and even watched the show. Seriously – Snooki really is a sweet gal. 🙂 She says in the book she can’t stay mad at people for long or she feels bad. That’s how she is. She loves helping others, and enjoys being a great person.
So if you want to know more about JERSEY SHORE’s behind the scenes or things that went on – check out the book! Again, I recommend it. It’s funny, fun, and interesting. I know my thoughts on this book are kind of all over the place but I’m going page by page and talking about things I kind of put a small mark next to that interested me and I wanted to write about so bare with me. 🙂
She talks about life away from the camera. Her real every day normal life – that as I said – is before kids and marriage so this book is kind of old. She talks about loving airplane rides (which you would have to drug me for because I’m terrified of planes but want to eventually fly to Greece and Hawaii someday). 😦 She talks about things she WON’T travel without. Her favorite places to visit when she’s not filming or doing something for T.V. and interviews. She talks about her party life and meeting different celebs (photos included for your entertainment) – and she had me laughing so hard when she talked about NEW YEARS EVE 2011 – and how she was put in to this clear ball hanging above a huge crowd of people, and she was sure people could see straight up in to her “southern area”. lmfao! Love her sense of humor. 🙂
She talks about guys – the good, the bad and the ugly. She talks about her worst high school moments. Those were REALLY interesting. I hope I’m making you want to check out this book for yourself now. Like I said, even if it could have been better written – it was a great entertainment for me, made me laugh, and was a lot of fun to read – and maybe that’s what she was going for. A goofy, fun, non-serious type of book. Entertaining. PICK IT UP AND CHECK IT OUT MY LOVES !!!!!!
She shares work out tips in here as well.
Her favorite snacks while working out are things I probably would have never thought of because I’m always trying to work out and eat heathier -which usually doesn’t happen because I have kids who LOVE pizza, and junk – are:
Rice cakes and Peanut butter
Celery and dip
Broccoli with ranch dressing
I have never thought of those and I am totally planning to hit the gym more and get those in to my diet! THANK SNOOKI! 🙂
BTW – She used to be a cheerleader! I wanted to be a cheerleader in elementary school and was going for tryouts until I found out we had to wear skirts. I wasn’t much of a skirt fan in elementary school. I was a total tomboy with a girlie girl attitude. LOL! That has changed today and I don’t mind wearing skirts now – I just have to tone my legs. 🙂 And -maybe brave a tanning bed ONCE!!!! Ha.
One part of this book that was totally ALL ME AND FOR ME as I READ IT – was when she said that a woman can TOTALLY look cute when dressed in SPORTS GEAR. A baseball cap, jersey and such. I’m a SPORTS kind of gal , so I love my baseball caps to the back – jerseys, and cute tight jeans! 🙂 GO STEELERS! GO CUBS! GO BEARS! Don’t mess with my teams! Some hoop earrings and lip gloss make you even cuter during the games you watch live or on T.V. ladies. GO FOR IT. I love the SPORTS look and I think I rock it pretty well. That’s just me though. 🙂
OUTSIDE OF THE CAMERA – was about her chill time. Down time. Times she has nothing to do and just kicks back and relaxes like a normal chick. She claims she’s not really a party girl. Shocker, right? (lol)! She says she has days where she wants to party and tear sssssh up – but she’s really a homebody. She likes to be at home in bed watching movies )(can’t argue with her there). I’m not a party gal either. 🙂 She would rather be with her friends and family, or spooning with her cats. Eh. As cute as cats are, I’m not really a cat person. I once had a cat named NaLa, and she peed on almost everything. I had to get rid of almost everything – after getting rid of her. She used to cuddle up on top of my son when my oldest son was little – and she’d fall asleep next to him, which was adorable – but other than that – that peeing thing got on my nerves! A vet said she might be jealous of the baby (my oldest son when he was little) because she never did that peeing crap all over before I brought my oldest son home from the hospital after he was born, so who knows?! Still, I had to cut her time at my place short after that. I gave her to a shelter. So, Snooki having and loving cats – can’t agree with her there!
Snooki talks about the things that keep her SANE in this crazy world. One thing she mentions that I had NO IDEA about (and , I’m pretty sure neither did you) – is that Snooki was adopted when she was 6 – and talks about how her adopted parents are her best friends, and let her be herself. 🙂 Total awesomeness as I say !!!! She says her mom is one of her best friends, and she’s a daddy’s girl.
I also bet you didn’t know that Snooki LOVES animals and was working as a vet tech before Jersey Shore started. She says in the book that she wants to eventually finish school and open her own animal hospital. 🙂
FUN FACT! Snooki was once an ALTER GIRL in church. DON’T LAUGH but I’m going to share this with all of you reading this. SO WAS I! Yes, COOKIE was also an ALTER GIRL. I sure was. I lit the candles before services. I helped the priest with the communion services. I helped with bulletins and such. I put the candles out after services – all while wearing one of those long White Alter boy / Alter girl robes. LOL! Okay, STOP LAUGHING. It’s not THAT funny. 🙂
She says that her girls also keep her sane! I would have to agree with that as well. My girls are my life and I know I can go to them , talk to them about ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING and they always make me laugh or feel better. Heck! When something happens to one of us, we’re always like “GROUP CHAT!” – and we do that most of the time so we can all talk about whatever’s going on with one of us. My girls totally keep me sane!
Another thing in this book that had me laughing harder than I should have is when she wrote at the bottom, “WHAT IF I JUST OPENED THE WINDOW AND SCREAMED, IT’S MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NOW?”.
May I add how ANNOYING that commercial is?! UGH.
Last but not least, she talks about her goals – things she wants to accomplish in life. Some she already has. Getting married and having kids! Like I said – this book was written before all that obviously. I imagine now she’s a house mom and wife and truly isn’t a party gal anymore (special occasions only).
So – I did enjoy reading this book, looking at photos of things she’s done, seen, etc. and all the excitement in the book. Yo! CHECK IT OUT and enjoy for yourself.
Much love SNOOKI for the book and some entertainment before the books I have on hold come in, and for the laughs I had (some in the car reading the book and laughing alone looking goofy). 🙂
I recommend the book and you should all check It out. Like I said, it’s entertainment and it’s fun/funny.
That being said – there’s a review for ya! I need to get ready to go get my children from school, and I still have clothes sitting in the dryer, so let me get out of here but I hope for a quick write and review – you all enjoyed. Y’all come back now – ya hear?!
By the way, as I finished writing this post – it became pretty and sunny outside. See what I mean, Bi-polar weather. Good Lord!
I will write a more in depth post about things going on within the next few days. My life is up in the air right now and crazy. Give me a weekend and I’ll get that blog post out to all of you about any updates with my kids, myself, and so on.
Until next time, Live – love – be happy.