Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Exhaustion

All the holiday madness and going back to work this week have left me utterly exhausted!  I'm enjoying this time, but man will I be glad when everything settles back down to normal.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our Christmas

We had such a great Christmas spending time with family, giving gifts, watching football, getting crafty, and most importantly reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Christ!  I can't believe it's already over; time to gear up for 2012!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Confession 005

I am not a huge fan of Christmas music, but something has come over me this year (seriously, I'm all into the Christmas spirit - this never happens) and I'm OBSESSED with Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe."  How crazy is that?!  I don't even like Justin Bieber, but somehow I'm always singing "Under the Mistletoe, Shautie with you . . . Shautie with you!" 

It's driving the hubby crazy (so he says) but I find him singing it just as much as me.  (Probably because I've flooded his mind with the tune!)

vintage card via pinterest

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To Pixie or Not To Pixie?

I am obsessed with the pixie cut!  If I was only able to pull it off, you can bet that I would be at the salon tomorrow.  And not to mention that only my two favorite actresses have been sporting the pixie for quite some time now.  Here's to Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan - I want your hair!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Bar Cart

The hubby has been wanting a bar cart for quite some time now, and I'm thinking what better time to invest than now - the holidays!  It's a perfect time for entertaining guests and getting a little festive.  I kept thinking that we would get an "official" bar cart, but now I'm seeing all these quirky, original versions that I like.  (Check out that yellow industrial cart!)  So many options to chose from, and I happen to like them all.  What's your favorite?

via 1 2 3 4

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Baby Blue

Last Christmas I got my baby blue Kitchen Aid stand mixer and have been obsessed with the hue ever since.  So much so that these baby blue cabinets are making me drool right now.  Could that be this year's gift?  First the mixer, then the whole kitchen!

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's A Merry Time!

Are you ready for Christmas?  Well, whether you are ready or not, it's a comin'!  I truly can't believe Christmas is a little over a week away - ahh!  I still have so much shopping to do and absolutely do not want to be caught at the mall, but I might not have a choice!  We'll see if I can find a way to avoid it.  Is anyone done shopping yet?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


These have completely stolen my heart!  I'm am obsessed with the colors and tribal patterns.  Quoting THE Rachel Zoe "I die!"

via here from here

Monday, December 12, 2011

Let's Start The Day Off Right

I don't know about you, but I am definitely a breakfast eater.  (It's the most important meal of the day - right?)  With Christmas and New Year's coming up on us, (What?  It's already December 12th!) our schedules are getting pretty hectic!  It's seems like I have more and more things to do and less and less time to do them.  Anyone else? 

So, my suggestion - let's take it nice and slow, one minute, one hour, one day at a  time.   And why don't you start off by enjoying your breakfast this morning.  Yeah?  What's your favorite breakfast these days?  Mine - Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin english muffin with grapefruit juice.

via Rue

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's A-Gettin' Cold Outside

Brr!  It is definitely a little chilly outside, and that is something we are not used to here in Texas.  We finished putting up our Christmas decorations last night, but I'm thinking that I might get a little crafty and do some more decor-makin' here in the next couple of days.  Something along the lines of this homemade garland - you like?  Nothing like getting crafty for the holidays!  I'll keep you updated!

PS - I'm loving this fireplace!  And I know the hubby would kill for that vintage American flag - Christmas present idea?!

PSS - Phone in the fireplace - LOVE!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I always want to get "all dolled up" when the holidays come around.  Anyone else?  I think there's something in the air.  Give me a sequined dress, dramatic hair and make up, and I'm good to go! 

via fgr

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Confession 004

I have a minor obsession (ok - major obsession) with Anthropologie.  I could live and get dressed in this store every day for the rest of my life.  Yes, it's that bad!  (I even registered there for our wedding - thanks hubby!)

OK, confession time - I can't seem to go into Anthropologie without buying something/anything.  Forget needs, as soon as I walk in through the doors my WANTS takes over and I WANT absolutely everything!  Yesterday it was JBrand's high-waist wide leg corduroy pants (another confession within this confession - I can't ever turn down high-waist wide leg anything) and vintage velvet ribbon.  See - obsessed!

images via pinterest

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Birthday Kiss

Today is a special day because the one I love (and I mean LOVE) turns one year older!  Another year for us to grow together, another year for us to laugh together, another year for us to cry together, and another year for us to LIVE together.

Happy Birthday, my sweets!  Bisou!  Bisou!