Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve.

Happy New Years Eve Friends!

As I sit in my comfy clothes on the couch in the comfort of my home... I ponder about what cute outfit I would put together if I had gone out.  Been there done that - not my scene anymore. So I set out to find a great outfit with the works on Pinterest....

For starters, I think I would wear something that looks a little like this with dark wash skinnys:

With eye makeup applied like this:

Aamazzzing voluminous hair do.

And, can't forget about nails!

That sums up what I would wear for NYE if I went out this year. But lets be serious here, my nails would've chipped. My hair would look like that for maybe 20 minutes before it went flat or frizzy. And, oh - how I wish I could apply my eye makeup like that... oh thank heavens for Pinterest so I can dream up the perfect outfit! ; )

Oh, and we can't forget to rock this little accessory to pull the whole look together!

Happy NEW Years!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Secret Santa Reveal

I have to say, this has been one of the most fun gift swaps I have participated in.
This was a Secret Santa gift swap.
Today we can finally reveal who our Secret Santa was & who we were Secret Santa to!
This swap was hosted by these fabulous ladies: JannaKelly and Tab.
This swap was such a great idea and so much fun!
Thanks Ladies.
I was assigned to play Secret Santa to Kelli at Kelli's Krazyness!!
I had such a great time getting to know Kelli through stalking checking out her blog!
I really loved shopping for her, as I think we were a lot alike.
I mean who doesn't love animal print? I liked her from the moment I caught wind of that on her blog.
I enjoyed reading her blog, and I really liked the variety of her posts. I mean who posts about a fabulous vacation to Mexico with the husband one week, her kiddos hunting another, then later that week have a post about a Cow giving birth, then a couple weeks later -  trip to Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo!
Who doesn't love a good ol' cowboy?
This is my kinda gal!
Kelli, I hope you enjoyed your goodies! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
To see what I sent her, check out her post here.
My Secret Santa sent me a lovely package - which I loved so much!
I was excited from the moment I saw the package on my doorstep last week when I got home from work.  I eagerly opened my package to find all these amazing goodies:

This girl went above and beyond!
It all started with an adorable card with a nice note inside.
And, Seriously how cute is that notebook?!
And, those 'Keep Calm' cards - adorbs. I will so be using the heck out of those.
And, Fuzzy socks & Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares to top it off.
I have eagerly been awaiting this reveal day to see who sent me these fab gifts so I could send a proper thank you her way....
I found out earlier today that the lovely Erin @ Cali-Land Chic sent me these goodies.
I now cannot wait to go stalk look at your blog and get to know you now!
I am so glad to be able to get to know two more fabulous bloggers in this huge community!
Merry Christmas Gals.

Blog Friend Package Swap-Holiday Edition-Reveal.

Mrs. in the Making

The lovely Autumn over at "Mrs. in the Making" hosted a Blog Friend Package Swap - Holiday Edition. I love her blog,  it has to be one of my favorites, she keeps it real with her adventures as a newlywed.  I can always count on a laugh from her posts.  What are you waiting for? Go check her blog out (after you read this of course!).

Autumn paired me up with the lovely Sara @ Miss V's Busy Bees.  It was so great getting to know Sara through the few emails we exchanged!

She was sweet enough to send me a lovely package for our swap.  She sent me a $10 gift card to Target (love that place), an adorable snowman ornament and a glittery snowflake - all packaged up in a cute felt gift bag with a card.

Seriously, how cute is this bag?!

Snowman Ornament & Snowflake.  Love.

All my goodies!! Thank you so much Sara!
Thank you Sara for all my Christmas goods.  I love them.  You were a great swap partner!!
And, thank you Autumn for hosting the swap!
Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Letters #8

Dear 'Girl' Meets World: Corey & Topanga are parents! And there is going to be a show about their daughter.  I am so watching it... who is with me on this?!
Dear KFC: Thank you for making your new dipping sauces, holy moly,
 your honey mustard is delicious!!

Dear Elf on Shelf: You are too cute, I am loving all the pictures on Instagram and Facebook of my friends/family doing this for their kids. Such a great idea!
Dear Dentist: You were young and cute, and super nice too... but why did you have to tell me I have to have a root canal - and that it costs over $2000.00. Ouch.
That's what I get for being a scaredy (yes, i know that is not a word) cat not going
to the dentist for many years.
Dear Blake Shelton: Your Christmas special was absolutely hilarious!
If you people haven't watched it - you need to - now. It is just that good.
Dear Pinterest:  You are becoming so addictive, but I tell myself that someday I will have enough time to do an actual project off your site.
Dear Jeff Foxworthy:  I really didn't feel in the Christmas spirit until I heard your Redneck 12 days of a Christmas on the country station last week.  Let me enlighten you all:
Twelve Pack a Bud
Elevin' wrastlin' tickets
Ten a' Copenhagen
Nine years probation
Eight Table dancers
Seven packs of redman
Six cans of spam
Five Flannel Shirts
Four big mud tires
Three shot gun shells
Two huntin' dogs
And some parts to a Mustang G.T
Now, doesn't that just scream "Ho Ho Ho... Merry Christmas?!"  ; )
And, that is just a portion of the song.
Linked up with Ashley again.
Happy Friday Friends!
Have a great weekend, I know I will.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Ornament Swap Reveal

Tis the season to be Jolly... nothing makes me more jolly than to receive a package in the mail!!

Awhile back I signed up for the Holiday Ornament Swap hosted by Erin and Jessah.
I love both their blogs - you should go check them out.

I really enjoyed how this swap was arranged, I sent a blogger an ornament  and a different blogger sent me an ornament! That way you get to to meet two fellow bloggers and just not one. Lili from Calm Cool and Collective was assigned to me.  It was nice exchanging a couple emails and getting to know her a little better!  She sent me an adorable gold, sparkly Owl Ornament from Pier One! I love the Owl and I can't wait to put it on my tree this year!

She was also sweet enough to share some her holiday favorites with me! She included her favorite nutcracker sweet tea, raspberry hot cocoa, and holiday forest scent sachet!  She also included a UNICEF card for me to pass on to some one! So Sweet.

Thank You Lili for all the goodies!!!

Cute, right?! Love it.

Love all my goodies!!! Thanks Lili
I was assigned to Lindsay from Lily and Grace. She lives all the way in Australia. It has been so great getting to know her, we have exchanged many emails and have found out we have sooo much stuff in common! I think us having the same name was a great sign in how much alike we are.  I don't think she has posted about the ornament swap yet (hope she got it, its nerve racking to send something across the pond), but go check out her blog anyway.  I hope we keep in touch because I have really enjoyed getting to know her!
Happy Tuesday.