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Blogmas 2014 – Day 3 – Christmas Music + FREE Download

Happy Blogmas Day 3!

I’ve been writing my posts at night (with updates from that day/day before) and scheduling them to post first thing the next morning. So today’s post is sort of / technically about events from yesterday. If that makes sense? I hope that works! I’m honestly just trying to keep up 😉

Alright, let me set the scene…

Ramen
I’m currently watching RHOBH, burning a new vanilla candle & eating my weakness of a meal – creamy ramen! I never ate this stuff in college, but now I craveee it!

Work has been so busy this week! With the mini-Thanksgiving break last week, and being away in Florida the week before, a lot of projects have been piling up. I kind of like being busy though – it definitely makes the day go by faster.

After work I made a trip to Walmart to pick up a laundry list of things I needed…

Some holiday polishes may have fallen into that "needed" category too..
Some holiday polishes may have fallen into that “needed” category

…then I headed home to get cracking on the longest to-do list ever so I could relax for RHOBH 🙂

Although I'm currently
I’m watching RHOBH while also staring at this obnoxious pile of clean laundry that needs to be folded. #theWORST

So enough with my random musings…today I have something fun to share! If you’ve read my blog before or follow me on social media, you may know that my boyfriend is an amazing (no, really, an AMAZING) signer! You can check out his YouTube channel here.

This year he’s decided to record a mini Christmas CD…or is it an ep? I’m not sure, but he covered four classic holiday songs & has made them available for FREE download on his SoundCloud. Go DL a copy & enjoy – it’ll definitely help get you into the holiday spirit! 🙂

Fun fact: I took this picture ;)
Fun fact: I took this picture 😉

Speaking of Christmas songs…I’m going to end this post on a fun note (no pun inteded). The night of Thanksgiving, my parents, my aunt, my brother, his girlfriend, my sister, and I were driving home together and killing time by singing the 12 Days of Christmas – we had a little trouble…

That video cracks me up!!

We finally got it (thank you google), and were able to finish the song! You have to hear my brother’s take on “5 golden rings” …

Too funny!

What is your your favorite holiday song?

XOXO

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Weekend Playlist

There are so many songs on the radio right now that I just love! It’s so rare when you want to turn up the volume for nearly every one in rotation!

This morning, I thought I’d pull together a little playlist of my current favorites to kick start the weekend.

Enjoy! 🙂

Mr. Probz – Waves

 

Iggy Azalea – Black Widow

 

Clean Bandit – Rather Be

 

Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys

 

Ed Sheerhan – Don’t

 

Nick Jonas – Jealous

 

 

Ahhh, they all put me in SUCH a good mood! 🙂

Are you loving any of these songs as much as I am!?

 

Happy Friday! XOX

2014 VMA Fashion Faves & Fails

I love watching the VMA’s every year, and per usual, the red carpet is the best part! Below are some of my fashion faves &  fails of the night.

 

Favorites:

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Fails:

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Which red carpet looks did you love/hate at the VMA’s this year?

XOX

Wrapping up 2013!

The past week has been a busy one! With Christmas, New Years, and everything in between, it’s been a whirlwind. 2013 was an amazing year & I have only the highest expectations for the next three hundred and sixty five days! I’m glad I’ve semi-kept up with my blog! Today is technically it’s 2 year anniversary. I started this little side-project as a 2012 New Years resolution. Since then, it’s become more of a journal/scrap book for myself – and for friends and family to see what I’ve been up to. I prefer posting updates and pictures here as opposed to Facebook – I hope to continue building my little baby in the new year:)

To wrap up 2013, I wanted to share some pictures from the holidays! 🙂

The last day of work before Christmas, my boss surprised my coworker & I with new sets of golf clubs! I'm excited to upgrade :)
The last day of work before Christmas, my boss surprised my coworker & I with new sets of golf clubs! I’m excited to upgrade 🙂
Christmas Eve. My sister and I
My sister and I on Christmas Eve! It started snowing as we were making the rounds to visit family 🙂
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve pics with my sister & cousin, Jordan
Christmas cookies
The most perfect homemade Christmas cookies I’ve ever seen
Christmas morning
Christmas morning!
All of our gifts had random names on them - my mom had a master key to ID which belonged to whom lol
All of our gifts had random names on them – my mom had a master key to ID which gifts belonged to whom lol
My Mom & Dad designed these custom notebooks, pens & stickys for my blog :)
My Mom & Dad designed these custom notebooks, pens & stickys for my blog 🙂
My cute parents. My Dad was annoying her haha
My cute parents. My Dad was annoying her haha
I don't think my little Cam could be anymore perfect now! Best gift EVER!
I don’t think my little Cam could be anymore perfect now! Best gift EVER!
So many wonderful gifts from my family - a few faves :)
So many wonderful gifts from my family – a few faves 🙂
A Michael Minelli "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" viewing party
A little Michael Minelli “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” viewing party
Pre-Kbell Christmas throwback
Pre-Kbell Christmas throwback
Is this a match made in heaven or what?! LOL
Is this a match made in heaven or what?! LOL
Christmas Manis! Red for my sis, a green glitter for me: Sinful Colors 1102 "KISSY"
Christmas Manis! Red for my sis, a green glitter for me: Sinful Colors 1102 “KISSY”
Christmas with the family
Love, love, love – Christmas with the family <3
Cousins hockey game :)
My cousin Paul’s hockey game 🙂
My brother looking freshhh!
My brother looking freshhh!
Shopping post-pedi :)
Shopping with my Mom & sis – post-pedi 🙂
Got lots of knitting in :)
Got lots of knitting done! 😉 #OldLadyStat
Prince concert!
Mike and I were invited to the Prince concert at Mohegan Sun! It was an amazing show, and we met some pretty awesome new people 🙂
PRINCE
PRINCE
NYE Mani - Gelish "Iron Princess"
NYE Mani – Gelish “Iron Princess”
Loving my new gloves  :) :) :)
Loving my new gloves 🙂 🙂 🙂
Happy New Year XO
Happy New Year XO

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous, exciting, rewarding, challenging & fulfilling new year!

XOXO

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Michael Minelli Cover

I’ve posted about my superstar of a boyfriend, the talented Michael Minelli a few times before, and today I’m doing so again!

He just covered ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ & filmed a fun little video last Monday! I popped in at the shoot (after RHOBH, obviously) to bring the boys some cookies. I ended up staying the whole time to help them out with some shots, but oh my gosh was it freezing!! It makes me laugh how calm & relaxed they always look in their final videos when all I can think about is how cold/hot/tired/hungry/etc they were at the time.

I wanted to share some pictures I took that night! Unfortunately, I was shivering so much that they ended up being a bit blurry, luckily, they still look handsome as ever 🙂

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And here is a random clip, featuring yours truly, awkwardly shivering a few seconds in lol:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbBEm-j4AdM&w=420&h=315%5D

Now that you’ve seen some fun behind the scenes pics, here is the final product! It’s beautiful, it’s festive, it’s been replaying in my car, phone, at my desk & will continue to do so this holiday season!

If you like it, share it – and be sure to subscribe to Mike’s YouTube channel, follow him on Twitter & “like” his page on Facebook!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdVAE_OjLmc&w=560&h=315%5D

ENJOY!! XOX

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