Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
That is how I would describe myself this past week! We've decided October is going to be “Get Serious About House Hunting Month” and so far it has been! We have our first appointment with a relator Friday and yesterday Rob and I drove around looking at potential neighborhoods! This is where my head started to spin... my idea of an awesome neighborhood and Rob's are worlds apart!!! I crave the close-knit neighborhoods where he wants more secluded open areas! Oh boy, here goes our first compromise!
Also, it just hit me how much money it costs to be an adult these days! My mom started talking to me about having kids, a house, and husband... AHHHH! Now we don't plan on having kids for a couple of years, but the thought scared the mess outta me!!! It's hard enough trying to find enough money for a house and wedding, I couldn't even imagine throwing kids into the mix! How do you do it?!?!
Oh my there goes my head spinning again... Thoughts? Comments? Advice? Let's hear it on Facebook!
Oh my, we have made it to October!!! How the heck did that happen so fast?!?! Are you ready for the new month? Love the changing of the leaves and I am a huge Halloween fan, so October is going to be amazing!!!
Every month I like to set new goals... September was "Get Serious About Wedding Planning!" I think we did well, got our Bridesmaids Dresses, booked a DJ and Photographer, and saved some money! October's new challenge: begin seriously house hunting!
October is also a month for many things... here's a few:
THIS IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
We'll be taking part in the Lake County "Making Strides Event" Oct. 14th!
Check out my Shelter pup above (Hard to believe, I fell in love with his stinky face on that ride home over 4 years ago!)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
Remember when Tickle Me Elmo was flying off the shelves!?! My sister just had to have one and then it just sat on her bed! Well it's that time again... Time to start thinking Christmas!!! Here's the list of Hot Toys:
This year's HOT 20 are:
Bright Starts Having a Ball 5-in-1 Sports Zone - Kids II
Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza - Fisher-Price
Lil' Princess 3 Story Enchanted Castle - Mega Brands
Rocktivity Sit to Stand Music Skool - Playskool
Batman the Dark Knight Rises U-Command Bat-Pod - Thinkway Toys
Chuggington Die-Cast Railway Wilson's Wild Ride - TOMY
Doc McStuffins Time for Your CheckUp Doll - Just Play
LeapPad 2 - LeapFrog
My Magical Wand Cinderella - Tollytots
Power Rangers Deluxe Megazord - Samurai Gigazord – Bandai
HEXBUG Warriors Battle Stadium - Innovation First International
Kurio7 - Techno Source, a division of LF Products
La Dee Da Dolls - Spin Master
Lego Friends Heartlake Stables - Lego Systems
Monster High High School - Mattel
Skylanders Giants - Activision
Air Hogs Battle Tracker - Spin Master
Wii U GamePad - Nintendo
Words with Friends Luxe – Hasbro
Y Fliker - Yvolution
The HOT 20 is the kick-off section of the Toy Insider holiday gift guide, which will appear in the November issue of Woman's Day magazine, as well as www.theToyInsider.com.
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