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Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Morning


Christmas Eve Peak

    Here is a little peak into my Christmas Eve!


     Christmas Eve has always been a bigger deal than Christmas day in my family. As always, we gathered at my grandma's house for a few hours of visiting, eating delicious food and opening presents. My grandma has a great Santa costume, and when I was young my dad or uncle would dress up as Santa, knock on the door and hand out presents. It was always the highlight of the evening, and I counted down to it the minute Christmas Eve arrived. 

     Of course the first Christmas in which I discovered the illusion was pretty devastating. But once I was in on it, it became just as fun to watch Amber and Mitch get excited for Santa. Now Mitch (my brother) is nine, and is still clinging on to the idea of Santa. Although he still believes (we think...he may just be playing along to get more presents), both my uncle and step-dad are tired of dressing up and playing Santa. So, until another baby comes around in our family, Santa is taking a break.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

   image via pinterest

  I am now home for Christmas, and I had the intention of updating as the Christmas weekend progressed. But when I got home, I realized I forgot my camera cord, and am unable to download any pictures. So, watch out for lots of cookie recipes and Christmas pictures. Until then, I hope you all have a great holiday!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Claw Foot Tubs

 All images via pinterest.

     If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed I have gone a little claw foot tub crazy. I just love 'em! In my future dream house (We all have one of those...right? Not just me?) a claw foot tub will be my first request. I'm not a huge bath person, but the thought of a huge claw foot tub filled with bubbles is pretty dang inviting. Whoever took the last picture, with a little table for a drink and a fireplace nearby had the right idea.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Puppy love

    Sweatshirt: TNA (from Aritzia)
Skirt: Lily White (from Nordstrom)
 Tights: Hue (from Macy's)
Shoes: Aldo
Scarf: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Betsey Johnson

   So, there's a problem with this puppy. It's too adorable. I just want to squeeze her...probably harder than I should. Tommy and I puppy sat for Amber on Friday night (shhh, don't tell my landlords). We had a lot of fun snuggling on the couch, going for a walk and playing with her toys. I was pretty sad to see that little wiggly pup go. But Christmas is in just a few days (ahhh!), so I will get to see her again.

   I can't believe Christmas is getting so close. Although, work has definitely gotten busier and has been a lot stranger than usual. The large amount of short-tempered and demanding customers is a good indicator on how close Christmas is. I can sympathize in a lot of ways, the holidays are stressful. And while cheer and good tidings are's exhausting!

   So everybody, please take a deep breath. Buy some nice, modest presents. Eat some good food, and enjoy the company of others. If we let the holidays get the best of us, then really...what's the point?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

How To Be Alone

I just had to share this video. Not only is it sweet, but it is filled with good advice. I highly enjoy alone time every now and then. It can be very peaceful, therapeutic and soothing. After all, we are all ultimately alone. And that's okay.

Guest Post- Tom and Jerry Batter

  Happy Sunday!

  Today I'm guest posting over at A Cup of Subtle Tea on how to make Tom and Jerry batter. You should go check it out, and if you've never made a Tom and Jerry, I highly recommend doing so! It's the perfect drink for a lazy Sunday.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Little Leia

 My sister got an American Bulldog puppy a few days ago...and holy dinosaurs in space. This little girl is adorable. Her name is in princess Leia. She was the smallest of the litter, and all she wants to do is lay in your lap and snuggle.

   I just had to include this picture. Somebody obviously knows they shouldn't be going potty inside! What a guilty look!