Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ringin in the New Year!

(image from google)
Hi friends! I'll be at a low key NYE party tonight, nothing fancy just some friends getting together and ringin in the new year together!
Everyone have a fun and safe new year......I'll see ya'll in 2009!
It's gonna be a good year I can just feel it!!! ; )

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mama would be proud ya'll!

Hello lovely blog world!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!!!
Before I show you what Santa brought me, I have to share my super awesome deals I got on a trip to Target last night!
First, my mom got me a Starbucks gift card and I saw these cute little ornaments at the Starbucks kiosk in Target and thought, "what the heck" I'll use part of my gift card and get one of these little bad boys to put on the tree next year. I didn't mind paying the $4.50 for them since I had a gift card. Well I got up to the register $1.29!!!! That's right, like 75% off!!! I promptly turned around and grabbed another one!!! I also got a big desk calendar in the dollar section for .50 cents!!! Originally $1.00 and then I got a couple of sets of ornaments for $1.49!!
And the biggest thing of all!!!! Tonight I'm going back to buy a 7.5 ft prelit Christmas tree for next year.......originally $ $35.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah!!!!!! How excited am I?!?!
So all in all, a very satisfactory trip to Target!

Now what did Santa bring me?????
I actually bought these cuties for myself at Payless for 16.99 with a 20% off coupon on top of that!!

Hubby gave me some money for Christmas so we took a little trip to the Williamburg outlets and I got this blazer and pants from Brooks Brothers, as well as a couple of shirts for work!!! The whole Brooks Brothers store was 50% off!!! I'm not even kidding!

And finally I took the plunge and am now in the Ugg club!!! I ordered these right before Christmas and I was hoping they'd be here before New Year's but I don't think they are supposed to get here until after. Oh well.................the worst part about this is I've never even tried Ugg's on before, but I just know that I'll love them!!!!


And I would like to introduce you to my newest obsession, I'm sure most of you are already familiar or fans of Gossip proof from the Uggs that I just bought above, I'm usually a little late to the party train, but oh my gosh this show is addictive!!!

I ordered the first season on my trusty Netflix account and Hubby watched a couple of episodes with me. About halfway through one of the episodes he turns to me and says, "These people aren't in high school?????!" and I told him they were and this was Manhattan's extremely weathly teens and sadley probably the way that those kids actually live, and yes girls in high school these days tend to look like they are in there 20's. He just looked at me like I was

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

To all of my blog friends and readers, may you all have a wonderful holiday filled with friends and loved ones you cherish, good memories, and the spirit of Christmas! (images from google)

Monday, December 22, 2008

To the Cutie Pies in my Life!

Long overdo post about my little angels! My two nieces Lily and Skyler were my flower girls and they couldn't have been cuter or done a better job!!!

Miss Lily being her precious self!Miss Skyler, even though she's very shy, she did a great job!

This is what I gave them as a gift. Vintage Madame Alexander bride dolls in a basket from World Market, and a flower girl book and star wand. I put a bunch of candy (ring pops, candy bracelet and candy necklace) in the basket right before I gave it to them at the rehearsal. They loved it!!

Miss Lily being a big help and holding my ribbon bouquet for me!


Thursday, December 18, 2008


My camera is dying! I went to take pictures with it about two weeks ago and it just turned off when I switched it to picture mode. Hubby took it in to see if we could get it fixed and it started working when he turned it on. So last night I was all ready to take a bunch of pictures of our Christmas decorations and this was as far as I got. It just started turning off again!? I think it's at the point of no return. My friend had the same camera and she said that her's just stopped working and it couldn't be fixed.

It's a Sony and it's about 3 years old. Hubby said we need to get a new one so I'm asking you all for your help!! I have no preference I just want to be able to take good pictures. So what do you all use and what do you like??? I'm thinkink maybe a canon or nikon.....I think we'll probably spend around 150-200 on one. HELP!!!!

Secret Santa!

Hi friends! Thank you for your thoughts on the Skype! Hubby and I are going for it and will report back on how it worked for us!

I wanted to share an early Christmas present that I got from one of my BF's! I have a group of 3 BF's and we all get together once a month for dinner to catch up and fix some yummy food. And when Christmas time comes around we draw names, pick a theme, and then get together for Sunday Brunch and exchange our gifts. It's a lot of fun and we always do it early in the month so it really get's us in the spirit!

This year I offered the idea of doing a monogram theme! Since I got married and my other BF just got married as well, I thought it would be fun to get something with our new monogram on it!

Here's what I got! My girlfriend got it from Girly Twirly! I just love their website! And I love this mug, I've been drinking my coffee out of it ever since and I'm sipping on a little coffee with cinnoman vanilla creamer right now...yum!!!
And here's what I gave! This isn't the exact one that I gave my girlfriend but it's pretty similar!

(image from The Pink Monogram)

So much fun!!!

(UPDATE!) The fabulous Nina is doing a giveaway! Check it out!! I just love her blog!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I am not done with my Christmas shopping!!!! I'm such a procrastinator! Hubby and I were thinking about getting Skype for us and for his family over in Scotland, so we can actually see each other while we talk. But how does it work??? And is that the best thing to get??? Do any of you lovely readers have any ideas or thoughts or suggestions?

Much appreciated!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


When hubby and I were on our honeymoon we decided to take an afternoon trip over to Atlantis...and we had so much fun! The resort was amazing but we definitely liked where we were better.The aquarium was great!
This is Sarah finally figuring out how the timer works on the camera!!! It only took me 3 years!

Oh my gosh ya'll!! I was so scared in this picture!! That statue was huge and I was right backed up against it and was so afraid it was going to stretch it's scary arms around me! aaahh! I think one false move and I would have screamed and run at forrest gump speed!

The fish in the aquarium were amazing!

Hubby and I were like two kids in a candy store! We were running around yelling look at this, look at this! haha

He's so cute in this picture! He looks like Frodo Baggins with his wide little feet! haha!!! (disclaimer---honey, if you're reading this I didn't mean it you don't have Frodo Baggins feet)
This was our Jaws experience!

da-nun -- da-nun


It was a great afternoon!

Have a super weekend friends!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Candy Cane ?'s....random facts.....and sick....again

ugh! I'm sick for the second time in the past two and a half months! It seems like everyone is sick and it just keeps going around. I've been on my couch for the past two days and finally dragged myself back to work today but still am not feeling super.

I was tagged by the sweet Meghan over at Believe in Meg to answer the following questions.....

Candy Cane Questions
1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie? I have a number of favorite holiday movies but if I had to choose just one I'd have to say it's Home Alone
2. Favorite Christmas Song? 'O Holy Night' and 'I want a Hippopotamus'
3. Favorite Holiday Memory? the wonderment I felt as a child about Santa and Christmas and spending time with my family
4. What kind of cookie/treat do you like to make? Holiday Bark
5. Have you ever made an igloo? No, I live in the south, we barely get snow
6. Do you love Starbucks? Gingerbread Latte or Eggnog Latte? I'd have to go with Gingerbread latte
7. What makes the perfect Snowman?carrots, buttons, sticks,
8. Best gift you have ever given? I had some really old pictures of my late grandfather restored and blown up and gave them to my mom and aunts and grandma, they all really loved it.
9. Best gift you have ever received? I can't really think of a specific gift that stands out the best
10. What is the snowman's name on Rudolph? No idea
11.Silver or Gold? Right now, I'd say Gold
12. What is your favorite Christmas decoration? The star on top of my Christmas tree
13. What's your Christmas decorating style? collective of all the decorations I've recieved over the years.
14. Do you hang stockings? Yes!
15. How many days do you celebrate Christmas? 3 - my family, my dad's family, my mom's family and I guess it will actually be 4 because I'll have hubby and me this year
16. What do you want this year? brown boots
17. What was your favorite ornament on the tree as a child? My rocking horse ornament that was given to my parents when I was born
My question:
18. favorite food you eat on Christmas day? I love my Granny's mashed potatoes the best

I am tagging--
Amber at Daisy Chain
Jenna at That Bride
Nina at Nina knows Best

You know what to do...Copy, Paste, Answer, Add a Question, Tag the 3 bloggers with the most recent updates on your blog feed/roll, let them know they've been tagged in a comment, and learn about your fellow bloggers :)

Rachel at Girl Learning along the Way tagged me to list 6 random facts about myself...

1. I love liver....I know disgusting, but I do, I love liver and onions, I love liver patte, liver anything.
2. I'm 6' tall when I wear 3 inch heels
3. I hate talking on the telephone, hate it, hate it, hate it....I don't know why. But when I do talk on the phone I pace a lot! I'm talking laps around the house!
4. I have four brothers and we were also a foster family from the time I was 6 until I was 15 and had anywhere from 1 newborn to 3 babies/children in our house constantly.
5. I was engaged for over two years and didn't actually start planning my wedding until about a year in and didn't start trying on wedding dresses until then either.
6. I get what's called "Emotional blushing" whenever I feel an extreme emotion, happiness, nervousness, anger, etc. I'll get really splotchy on my neck and arms or if I drink I'll get it too, 1 beer or 1 glass of wine will do it.

I tag anyone who wants to list some random facts about themselves!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Bizarre Bazaar®

Hi friends!

So sorry for the absence these last days! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was fabulous!
Last night my mom and I went to The Bizarre Bazaar® and "oh my gosh"!!! They had the cutest stuff!!! I was so good though and didn't buy a thing! I really didn't need to buy anything for anyone and the things that I saw for myself that I really wanted I thought 'I can make that'! So I got some good ideas and I'll let you know how it goes!!
I sent my cookies out on Tuesday for my cookie exchange and thought I'd share one of the recipes with ya'll!
It's technically not a cookie but it's one of my favorite things to make during the holidays!!
Holiday Bark

(image from Kraft foods)

1 pkg. of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 pkg. of white chocolate chips

1 cup or so of dried cranberries

1 cup or so of pistachios or any other kind of nut that you like

*Melt the chocolate and spread over wax or parchment paper

*Melt the white chocolate and dollup spoonfuls onto the chocolate that you spread out

*Take a toothpick and start swirling the white chocolate all over the chocolate

*Sprinkle the dried cranberries and nuts and then stick in the Fridge for a couple of hours until hard (or overnight) then take out and break up!!! It's really yummy!


I got this little cutie for my two nieces! It's the really cute little purse that Vera Bradley sells and this one was on sale for $10, they'll love it!!

(image from vera bradley)


I'm getting pretty close to my 100th post!!! And I've decided to do a spread the word!!! And check back soon!!! : )

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where I'm headed for Thanksgiving....and a few other things!

The mountains!! My family has a cabin about 2 hours from where we live so we'll be heading up there for Thanksgiving and I'm really excited! Eating lots of good food, beautiful scenery, a crackling fire, and being surrounded by the people I love! I think that sounds like a pretty perfect Thanksgiving!

These pictures were taken a good two years ago!


(image from google images)

Okay so I have to put my Twilight 2 cents in and say that I wasn't all that impressed. I think my surroundings had a huge affect on the actual movie, there were so many teenage girls screaming and giggling the whole time that it took away from the movie and then I dragged hubby with me who kept looking at me every two minutes like I had lost mind!!! Needless to say he did not care for the movie at all! However he did find amusement in yelling and getting all of the teenage girls wound up even more than they were.

I'm definitely going to rent it when it comes out on DVD and give it another try.

I got this award from Pink is My Signature Color!

The rules are:

~Pass it along to 5 other fabulous blogs

1. The Bona Fide Preppy Bride

2. The Prep-E Girl

3. Everyday Love

4. The Pink Chick

5. Running Just as Fast as I Can

-List your 5 fabulous addictions

1. My pearls - I wear them almost daily

2. I'm addicted to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and can't wait to watch it Thursday!

3. Blogs!!! I am addicted - I could sit here all day and do nothing but read peoples blogs!

4. My wedding pictures - I've been going through them almost on a daily basis because I'm going to be giving them out as Christmas presents this year to some of my family memebers!

5. Mark. I-Sheer Hook up Creamy Eye Shadow in Glacee! I love it!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Honeymoon - Part II

The second day of our honeymoon we literally did nothing but relax and lay by the pool! It was FANTASTIC!!!
I got Fried Conch for lunch and really liked it. If you like calamari (which I do) then I think you'll like this. It was yummy!The birds around the resort would come right up to you because they were always getting fed!

We went to the hibachi resturant for dinner and it was really good!! We enjoyed the chef's even more than the food they were so entertaining!

I jumped onto one of the alcoves and pretended to be one of the Greek statues! : )

When we got back to our room my mom and dad had sent us Chocolate Covered Strawberries!! They're so sweet and thoughtful!! It was such a nice little surprise!

We ate the strawberries and then headed back out to wonder around the resort and ended....this is me posing in front of poseidon.

One of the beautiful Greek statues!

Hubby and I

This was right outside of the irish pub, the furniture was actually shipped over from Ireland and Scotland!

The King and Queen! haha

And I'm pooped!!!! Another great day in paradise!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Awards always make my day ya'll!! I got these two from Elizabeth over at no worries WYNN in love I just love reading her blog and seeing what she's posting about! Thank you sweet lady!!!
The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
~ inspires you
~ makes you smile and laugh
~ or maybe gives amazing information
~ a great read
~ has an amazing design
~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are:
* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
I nominate the following people for both awards: