Friday, December 24, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas...'s here. And I finally feel it! I'm finally in the Christmas spirit peeps!

Momma Redfearn came into town last night and the rest of the clan showed up today. It's so nice to see them. 

Though it is weird to see TWO misters. I'm sort of mesmorized by them talking to each's like they're the same person. And the dog child was freaked out when they walked in together. Now she's like, "What? There's two? This is awesome!" 

I promise pictures.

But the mister is so happy to have his family here. And I am too. I really like these people. 

Merry Christmas everyone!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let snoring dogs lie...

Today was an extremely productive day.

Today we woke up early (for us lately) and took the children for a walk in the morning drizzle.

Then we came home and cleaned the garage. 

Then the Christmas decoration boxes went into the clean garage. 

Then we opened one Christmas present, it wasn't what we thought but it's still awesome.

Then I met C at the gym for some cardio-chat time.

All while this was going on:

All day.

Alllllll day. 


Goodnight Peeps!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Five favorite things for a gloomy Sunday...

Hey peeps! This will probably be the first post of the day I still need to do a Christmasmadness post. I wanted to share some things that I am currently obsessed with because you know I love to share, and I love lists. It's what they call a win-win situation. 

My five favorite things this gloomy Sunday morning...

1. At the misters Christmas party last week I won this awesome blanket. It's the warmest, most wonderful thing in the entire world. Seriously. I know they got it at Kohl's but it wasn't on the website, it does look a lot like this one from CSN Stores.
Seriously dude, it's effin' cold here!

2. I made these cookies last night. They're delicious! Completely tames the chocolate craving and are nice and light. Plus they're somewhat healthy because they have whole wheat, but I did use butter and eggs instead of the super healthy options they use. (never home)maker is a great blog it's beginning to be one of my favorites. Thanks C for recommending it to me.  

3. I really, really want to make one of these wreaths. I've seen them on a few craftie blogs but this one is my favorite from The Little Apartment:

4. Vintage sugar and cream sets. I know this is weird. Don't judge. 
I've been looking for a sugar and cream set for the house because creamer got cut out of the budget and that's what we're using in the massive amounts of coffee that are being consumed in this house. I'll probably have to do an entire post for this, but this one is my favorite so far: From Etsy
Love it!

5. Polka dots. I don't know where this came from, well actually I do. A few weeks ago on HauteLook there was this dress that I probably should have splurged and bought, but I didn't so now I'm obsessed with finding a cute polka dot dress. I kind of love this one from Modcloth.

Seriously, how cute is that?
Enjoy you're Sunday peeps!


Saturday, December 18, 2010


I apologize for the lapse in posts peeps. At some point during my non-stop study hibernation the mister told me that his family was coming for Christmas. Since I was immersed in Mitosis and Cellular Respiration this information meant nothing to me. 

Well it means something now. 

For the last four days I've been in the middle of Christmasmadness. You have to say it really quickly. Christmasmadness! 

The house is almost done. I have one more project that I'm doing and then I'm finished. And I'll post pictures, I PROMISE!

Then I get to start preparing for Christmas dinner with the parents. Oh and the misters twin brother, he's coming too and he's staying here. And we just temporarily adopted a dog. Our friend J is going to Florida to meet her new boyfriend's parents. Ooooooo! And we're taking care of Petey for her.

We love Petey, him and Mutley the Wonder Dog were puppies together.  Besides now it's like a parade whenever I do something both dogs follow me around the house so I feel like the crown makes more sense now. 

Goodnight friends! 


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yikes it's already that time of year!

Ummm....when the hell did Christmas get here? 

And more importantly, why didn't anyone tell me?
Alright, so it's December 12, that means I have 13 days until Christmas. 12 days until the mister's family comes in on Christmas Eve. Oh god, the in-loves are coming for Christmas?!?!? IN 12 DAYS! I better get a tree. And buy some presents. 

Speaking of presents...

I have a list! 
Of course I have a list

Ready, here is my Christmas list for 2010:

Little Green Dresses by Tina Sparkles.
She takes dresses from thrift stores and makes them into cute little things. I want to know how to do that. Plus her name is Sparkles, so it has to be good.

This e-course from an amazing girl named Elsie who has a great blog named A Beautiful Mess.
Blog Love e-course

The Audrey Hepburn Collection at Costco. I showed the mister, with heavy hints like, "this would be an amazing Christmas present for someone you love, and live with..."

"The Parent Trap" the ORIGINAL with Haley Mills.

A KitchenAid Mixer, oh puuuhhhhlleeeeaaasssseee!!!!

I don't even care what color, but if I had to chose I would want red, no green apple or cobalt...I don't know. OOOO the metallic red one with the glass mixing bowl. That's the one I want. 

And that's it. It seems pretty short, I guess I don't want a lot for Christmas this year. I hate telling people what to give me. It makes me feel cheap or something...

Well I'm off for the night. Christmas madness starts tomorrow...


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Already? Seriously?

Sorry I have been so absent. I have pictures from Thanksgiving and I will post them tomorrow (you know one week anniversary and all). I'm in the middle of my last week of school and have rarely been seen without a book in my hand, pencil between the teeth, pen in the mess of hair plopped on my head and many many wrinkles on my face. But not tonight! I took my last quiz, turned in my last big assignments and gave my brain the rest of the night off. So I'm going to C's for Survivor and girl time in a bit. 

But I had to share these...

Aren't they so cool! They're my new rain boots! I love them! I love them even more when I remember that they're $90 boots I got for $25 on HauteLook. Oh, and they're fleece lined! They're fabulous....except....


Holy Soft Cheeses Batman. 
ARE you freakin' kidding me?!?! 

Let me explain, I've lived in the land of neverending rain for four years now. Winter here is like the sky is constantly exploding with rain. It's wet. All. The. Time. I have searched for four years for rain boots and when I finally find ones that I want they're 1/2 inch to small?!?! This is my life.

Tomorrow I'm calling a few shoe people in town to see if there's anything that can be done. I'm also looking up calf slimming exercises. That's the plan. If it doesn't work I'm going to cry. 

Have a good night ya'll!