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Blogmas 2014 – Day 4 – Hair, Coffee, Target :)

Happy Blogmas Day 4 …and (as you’ll read this) Friday Eve! 🙂

Soo, I chopped off all of my hair last week. I’ve wanted to do it for a few months now, so I just bit the bullet and decided to go for it. I asked my stylist to cut an angled bob (which I’ve always wanted to try) and I’m glad I did it, because I don’t think I’ll ever do it again ha. I’ve been having so much trouble styling it! It’s way too short in the back, so I’ve been rocking a little nub ponytail basically every day (except Thanksgiving) since. This morning, I attempted to curl it and totally failed. It had potential, but I ran out of experiment time before work.

Left is the day I chopped it - it looks fine from the front, but the back is basically at the nape of my neck. Right is my sad attempt to curl it in 10 minutes this morning LOL. I used a regular clamp iron and burned my face/neck 6 times or so hah. I think I'll try my wand next time. I need some volume up top!!
Left is a picture from last week on the day I chopped it  – it looks fine from the front, but the back basically lies at the nape of my neck – it’s like 1″ long from scalp to tip – a little drafty. I initially wanted to go shorter! My stylist said we’d start here & could always cut more – thank goodness for her. Right is my sad attempt to curl it in 10 minutes this morning LOL – honestly, what even is this?! I used a 1/2″ regular clamp iron which I never use, but I thought it may be easier – after burning my my face/neck a few times, I was proven wrong lol. I think I’ll try my wand next time. I need some volume up top!! Like, why is it all flat like that?! Hahahaha, oohh, I can’t. (Insert laughing/crying emoji – wordpress should really get an emoji plugin. Maybe they do? Let me know if you have emojis!)

After the sad hair attempt – I just put it up into my trusty little nub pony, and made a cup of the yummiest coffee before work.

I just picked up these mocha swirl kcups - which are AMAZING!
I just picked up these mocha swirl kcups – which are AMAZING!

The coffee was SO good that I tweeted Folgers – it’s always fun to get a tweet back 😉

...they tweeted back. I freaking love Twitter.
I love Twitter.

Fast forward through my day at work…it was busy, but productive. I had to run a ton of errands which is always a nice way to break up the day.

After work I met up with one of my girlfriends, Steph, for some margaritas. I love when we go out – we’re very similar in a lot of ways (personally/socially), but she also works for a marketing company, so we totally get each other. Everytime we get together we always end up staying out way too late & chatting about life, work, goals, dreams, and whatnot… it’s nice to have a girlfriend like that!

After dinner, we ended up popping into Target… because who doesn’t love a trip to Target?!

I have no ideas
Why all of the carts are just hanging in the middle of the store – I have no idea.
Side note - I really wish I fit into children's clothes. Or had a cute little girl to dress up. One dayyy! :)
Side note – I really wish I fit into children’s clothes – that sweater on the top right is the cutest/coziest thing ever.

With Margarita brain, I couldn’t help picking up a couple of fun holiday-ish things..

This adorable snowman floor mat was only $3
This adorable snowman floor mat was only $3 & now lives in our kitchen
Im a sucker for a day planner. Ive used one since middle school. Ive bought
I’m a sucker for a cute day planner. I really don’t like my mobile calendar, it’s just not the same as having a physical one. My 2014 planner is in its last month so I’ve been on the hunt! I saw some really fun ones at Target on Black Friday & almost took one home, but passed because the check out lines were just too long. I’m really glad I did though, because I hadn’t seen this one! I was sold in a heartbeat – I’m so in love with it. It’s my most fabulous planner to date 🙂

Today was a really good day, but I’m happy to be in bed and watching a cheesy Lifetime/Hallmark movie. I have to be up really early to meet a client tomorrow morning so I hope to pass out soon!

I hope everyone has a great Friday Eve! The weekend is almost here 🙂

What is your favorite Kcup flavor? I love trying out new ones!

 Do you prefer to use a physical calendar or a mobile one? Or do you just live life planner-free? 😉

 

XOXO

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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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Blogmas 2014 – Day 2 – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas + An Engagement (!!!)

Woohoo, I made it to Blogmas day 2, I think that’s a good sign of things to come 🙂

Alright, first things first! MY BEST FRIEND ERIN GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!! Erin & I have been friends since…forever.

One of my favorite pictures of her & I in kindergarten :)
One of my favorite pictures of her & I in kindergarten 🙂

We always talked about the day we’d get married. Fun fact – we both dressed up as brides for Halloween in Kindergarten (I wish I were home to dig up the pictures) and the day is finally here! Well, for her at least haha. I couldn’t be more excited or happier for her. I can already tell that 2015 is going to be a great year 🙂

First things first! MY BEST FRIEND ERIN GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!  Erin & I have been friends since...forever. We always talked about the day we'd get married (fun fact - we were both brides for Halloween in Kindergarten) and the day is finally here! Well, for her haha. I couln't be more excited or happier for her. I can already tell that 2015 is going to be a great year :)
She really has met her perfect match. …AND THAT RING! Gorgeous. I love you Erin!! XOXO

Such exciting news, I’m thrilled for my BFF!

Thanksgiving weekend was amazing for so many reasons. Obviously the engagement(!!), and that I got to spend time with family & friends, I had a few days off to relax, and I did quite a bit of holiday decorating! I thought some festive photos would be perfectly appropriate for Blogmas Day 2 🙂

I need this ornament in my life. Found at Target.
Post Black Friday shopping at Target. I need this ornament in my life! #ManiAddict
My Mom  I put up our Dickens village - one of my favorite things about the Christmas season :)
My Mom and I put up our Dickens village – one of my favorite things about the Christmas season 🙂
Have to share a picture of it all lit up!
Had to snap a picture of it all lit up!
Mom, sister and I putting up our fake) tree. SWeve
Mom, sister, and I putting up our fake tree. We’ve been fake tree people for a few years now & I have to say, I’m a HUGE fan. No mess, easy up, easy down, no trying to keep it alive. Miss the smell? Pine tree candles + scent sticks = basically the real thing! (We were also all rocking bold lips the whole weekend, I loved this red!)
I interrupt this decoration update to bring you the cutest picture of Mike with his favorite girl ;)
I interrupt this decoration update to bring you the cutest picture of Mike with his favorite girl 😉
Our family living room all Christmafyied  coz6Watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation :)
Relaxing in our cozy family room after it had been completely Christmafyed! We were all watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation 🙂 (Which I’m currently watching right now…for the third time..since Saturday. I LOVE Clark & Ellen)
Trying to take a festive picture of Lily for our holiday card. She hated it lol
And why not some more holiday cuteness?! We tried to take a festive picture of Lily for our holiday card. Of course, she hated it lol
So after spending the we
After spending the weekend decorating at my parents, I came home to decorate our condo! I present, the Welly tree 🙂
Actually I put up 2 trees. We had an extra, so I figured why not!
…I mayyyyy have put up 2 trees. We had an extra, so I figured why not!
Gahhh I love our apartment this time of year!!
Gahhh I love our little place this time of year!! I told Mike to hide, he didn’t do very well – can you spot his shadow? lol
Wrapped up the weekend with some PB/Chocolate chip cookies :)
All that decorating required some sweets. Wrapped up the weekend with some homemade PB/Chocolate chip cookies 🙂

Well there you have it, welcome to my Blogmas atmosphere! What is it about Christmas decorations, movies, smells, colors, etc. that makes everything feel so cozy, uplifting, and inspiring? It’s such a magical time of year!

I’m really looking forward to this month 🙂 I hope it doesn’t fly by too quickly!

 

Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?

Serious Q – Do you live in a small apartment or condo & have more than one tree!? (Insert hands over eyes / kind of embarrassed / monkey emoji)

 XOXO

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BLOGMAS 2014 – Day 1- Sort Of…

Hello!

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I know that I did :). Though I LOVE Thanksgiving, it’s hard to be sad when it’s over, because with its passing, we get to kick-start the Christmas season! To help welcome the most wonderful time of the year, I have a fun little announcement for you all …

This year, I decided that it would be fun to wrap up 2014 in the most festive of ways… by participating in Blogmas! It’s one of my favorite things that the blogging community does in December, and this will be my first time joining in! If you’re not familiar with Blogmas, it’s basically a simple blogging challenge…you post a new blog every day in December until Christmas. Some people follow suggested daily post topics, some people just wing it (I think I’m going with plan b!) 😉

I’ve been so eager to get started and had drafted my first Blogmas post last night (11/30) to put up today (12/1), but when I woke up this morning, I forgot that I had scheduled a different post to go out first thing…go figure, I’m already messing this thing up lol. So, instead of taking that post down, I decided to write this little blurb & just get everything on the right track for tomorrow!

I’m excited for the challenge and hope that you’ll all follow along and get into the Christmas spirit with me! 🙂

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Are you participating in Blogmas?

Leave me a link to your blog in the comments so I can check it out!

XOXO

 

 

 

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