Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas spirit

As i start to decorate the house
put up the tree
hang the stockings
bake christmas cookies
and buy TONS of presents
i thought this little meme could help the christmas spirit even more
(From iRocksowhat

our first christmas :)



1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot coco unless we are talking egg nog and chai

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? i wrap all presents. im the wrapping queen

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I think white is so classic but the boo wanted color.. so we got color

4. Do you hang mistletoe? no. we don't really have anywhere... maybe in my bedroom doorframe

5. When do you put your decorations up? day after thanksgiving... but buy egg nog as soon as it comes out

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Russian teacakes. they are powdered sugar type cookies. Grams used to make a batch just for me

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? My grandparents buying my cousins and i this dope grocery store/ kitchen set that we played with FOREVER

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I recognized my moms handwriting all along... way to go mom

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? My FAVORITE tradition

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? This year i bought themed ornaments, at home its random ornaments through out the years

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? LOVE IT! and HATE christmas without it. 

12. Can you ice skate? I used to.. im sure the bum knee would bust in a second if i tried

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Every year my grandma some how knew what i superbly wanted and got it for me. so spoiled

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family all being together

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? cookies.cookies.cookies

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? christmas presents on christmas eve

17. What tops your tree? A star.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? LOVE LOVE LOVE giving. i tend to think i pick out thee COOLEST gifts :) but a little gift receiving is always fun

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? YUM. i have a whole cookies jar full right now!

20. Favorite Christmas show? The christmas story

21. Saddest Christmas Song? Silent Night

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? I have tons. LOVE THEM ALL

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What a weekend... Part2

The boo and i have been planning this trip for quite some time
We went to a Bed and Breakfast
in a little town by our base
this town puts up TONS of christmas lights on their river walk
and plays christmas music through out the little town
and have cute little caroling groups singing in stores
and has a firework shows every saturday at 7
so we thought it was the perfect thing to do after Thanksgiving
Really this town is my christmas dream on steroids... 
THEY EVER HAD FAKE SNOW!!!

the pup on the drive there
Ridiculous weather.. it rained ALL day
Cutest little christmas town
Rainy kisses :)
We bought nummy fudge, tried on ridiculous hats, smelt every candle in every store we went into, bought a ridiculous bright orange umbrella, and found a deal on an iphone case ($12) 

Reason #2 why i love being in the Army.. sometimes...
we went to pay for the bed and breakfast 
but they gave us the room for free 
because we were both military

its one of the best feelings in the world when people express their gratitude for you serving in the Army
(Thank you Thank you Arlene and Herman at Jefferson B&B)

what a weekend...part1

Reason #1 why i love being in the Army at times...
for every holiday we get four days off :)

Thanksgiving outfit:



The outfit:
Boots- Heartbreaker in MN
Socks/belt/Sweater dress: AE
((Love the dress.. but i was burning up a bit in it... 
too bad i wasn't in MN for thanksgiving this would have been PERFECT))
Watch: Michael Kors


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving
We spent it with a few of our friends 
and i loved that we went around the table and said what we were thankful for
i want to do that every year
if not every day :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Where is the love?



LOVE THIS SHIRT





Normally i never wear leggings as pants but 
this long cardigan thing made me feel like the bootay was covered.
We took the puppy to Hodges Garden to try and teach her how to walk with a leash
It ended with a minute of walking and ten minutes of mommy carrying her
Good start though!

Outfit:
Leggings/Cardigan/Boots : Heartbreaker
Love shirt: American Eagle



Monday, November 7, 2011

Brownie Bites

Really i was attempting to make cake pops
but didn't by the sticks 
so they became
BROWNIE BITES


I got the recipe from here

Basically you:

1- Bake brownies
2- Let brownies cool
3- Cut off crispy edges of the brownies
4- Mash em all up 
5- Melt chocolate chips or frosting and cover them
6- Make little balls and cover in nummy chocolate sauce
7- Add sprinkles :)
8- Put in fridge or freezer to harden 
9- EAT THEM ALL!


Hopefully i can will learn how to make super awesome cake pops by christmas 
and make this:

Santa's Reindeer Pops
Bakerella
((HAS TONS OF CAKE POP IDEAS))


Sunday, November 6, 2011

the best day of the year

As far as I'm concerned
Day light savings is THEE best day of the year
the gift of a magically extra hour

I was reading different web stories about day light savings 
(( because honestly i forgot about it))
and one of them said to take this extra hour and spend it on yourself

I plan on going to the gym and then hitting the sauna
a little self-improvement for my extra hour

What are you going to do?

Happy Sunday!
and Happy best day of the year :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby its cold outside

or really...
i just pretend it is :)
My boo woke up and i was already dressed
He looked at my outfit and said to me
"is it 30 degrees out??"
ha no
its 70 degrees
but i just had to wear 
THE VEST!
My feet like to look awkward and broken


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Awkward and Awesome

I really do love the Awkward and Awesomeness of life!


Awkward: Sitting on hold for 20 minutes.. should be a sin
Awkward: Playing with the puppy and then she starts digging.. at your butt
Awkward: No thigh muscle due to surgery
Awkward: Hooking some crazy russian shock machine up to my little thigh
Awkward: Swearing out loud at the physical therapy office when the shock machine super shocked me
Awkward: Going to three different stores to look for castor oil, wish i didn't have to stand and stare in the laxative isle and then ask if the store has it 
(Promise its for the oil face cleansing method)
Awkward: Trying to hide the new pup from the landlord because i haven't paid the pet deposit yet.. shhh


Awesome: Just had 30 days off of work (sad part = going back tomorrow)
Awesome: Just bought and started reading Bethany Frankels book, A Place of Yes
Awesome: Ordered the fur vest i wanted from American Eagle
Awesome: The pup growled and barked for the first time
Awesome: Finally buying the EOS lip balm ball and hand lotion
Awesome: I havent eaten out for three whole days <-- BIG DEAL for me!
Awesome: having those life is good moments and feeling so lucky to have the boo in my life





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What im loving...

Some things i am loving around the internet:

One: Love this Holiday Guide. Greats gifts for everyone and decoration inspiration

Two: Possible Thanksgiving Host/Hostess gift

Three: Dating tips on the blog A Blog About Love

Four: The money in my piggy bank i have decided is going towards a knitted pouf

Five: Just bought everything for the Oil Cleansing Method today
* post to come on this!

Six: Getting so excited for Christmas.. already! i think i should wear these christmas morning

Seven: NEVER too early for christmas music right? i blame she and him

Eight: Im really trying to establish some sort of decor in my house. Great ideas here

<3


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