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Business, Pleasure, And A Birthday Party That Even The Rain Couldn’t Stop

(Audrey is severely claustrophobic – here we are in a 2 person elevator)

I can’t even TELL you how much I love working with my partner, Audrey McClelland. We spend more time laughing than actually working… which may or may not be a good thing (depending on who you ask). I met up with her on Friday and we ran a few errands for the business.

Saturday came and it was the big day! The birthday party I’ve been planning for ages. I have SO many pictures to work through and will post everything this week. The kids had a ton of fun and the thunderstorm that hit Long Island LITERALLY started 5 minutes after the last guest left. We started at 1030AM and luckily the skies didn’t open up until right after 1. PHEW! I don’t know WHAT I would have done if I had to bring everyone inside.


And I know this picture is HIGHLY photoshopped, but Bill and I booked a vacation FINALLY. We spoke about it today and got a pretty good deal for an all inclusive resort (something I’ve never tried). We aren’t bringing the kids which I know is bittersweet. I just thought it would be great to have some adult fun and not have to worry about getting to bed at 8PM. It’s a short trip – but one that I cannot WAIT to go on.

More tomorrow…

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Do tell where you are going! I am envious. My husband could go FOREVER without leaving our city. We haven’t had a vacation since 2007. Gosh that is effing depressing :(….. Will someone please talk some sense into this man?!?!

    1. I haven’t ever been on a vacation with my husband. Never. I CRAVE one so badly.

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  3. Your party looked great, the vacation looks amazing. Now you are getting so tiny if that is you holding the blonde in a hug. TINY!!

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