Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Random Babble

Now, for some fun random talk. HA.

1. I am getting a little stressed because I still have quite a bit to get done before I leave---just thought you'd like to know. ;) I started "deep cleaning" my little place last week (WHY??) & now that I've started, I can't stop til I'm done! I'm talking...cleaning out closets, touching up paint, cleaning blinds, fans, etc. I'm a crazy person. At least when I get home from Christmas break, everything will be spotless!

2. I have pretty much have ALL my Christmas shopping done, besides a few little things I need to still get. YAY ME! Now, the fun part---a night of WRAPPING!

3. Lovin' this color by Essie. Forgive me, I can't remember the name.

4. I'm thinking I'm going to need a mani/pedi before this weekend---bright RED! Perfect for Christmas in my opinion.

5. Last Friday night, we went to what's called a "Winter Wonderland" at this really neat & new neighborhood. They are bran new, modernized houses---but y'all, they look like they are straight from the olden days, like plantation homes. But then there are some that look like they belong in a movie. Perfect little homes, in a perfect little neighborhood.. Here are some pictures:

ANYWAYS---they have horse drawn carriage rides, fake snow everywhere, pictures with Santa, music, & hot chocolate. We had a lot of fun! Dinner & drinks after! :)

6. Last night we met up with D's brother & his girlfriend to have a pizza date, & to look at Christmas lights!
After dinner, we went to Starbucks & grabbed some coffee + plus a cake pop for moi. Lets just say---I get car sick super easy. The place we went to was up & down UP & DOWN. Cue Jennie getting CAR SICK! How lame. As soon as I got home, I was fine. I  was glad my pizza & coffee didn't come right back up, tmi ;)

7. My girl Jessica Simpson makes pregnate look GOOD, she is glowing. I've been a HUGGGGGE fan since her first TV series with ::sigh:: Nick Lachey.

8. I'm really looking forward to making gingerbread houses with my sister & niece this weekend! Christmas activities are so.much.fun.

Well, I'm off to grab Starbucks---my current addiction at the moment. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Today is my sweet Ellie-girl's birthday! A whole year old! She is ONE CRAZY PUP...but I love her anyway!

Love you sweet pup!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


So you know my sweet, angelic puppy {she'll be 1 December 19th} I always talk about?? Ellie girl??

Not so sweet OR innocent


The past 4 days have been rainy, cloudy, cold, dreary, & just plain yuck. So, Ellie has missed out on her daily walk & let's just say, she has definitely decided to "act out" oh.my.word.

She has always been a monster pup. She still isn't 100% house trained (which drives me INSANE). She loves to chew on walls, eat my shoes, eat pens, tear up magazines & paper, and well---eat anything & everything, including permanent markers. Fun.

Yesterday morning she would not go potty outside. Refused. So after 15 minutes, we came back inside & what did she do?? You guessed it.

I came home from work yesterday to:
-Christmas ornaments everywhere, shredded to pieces, which equals glitter GALORE
-Her water bowl dumped over
-The corner of a wall chewed
The cords to my Christmas tree completely chewed up--I plugged in my tree hoping it would still produce it's lights that make me so happy...& nothing. You can see why: 

She was locked up while I cleaned... & was not too happy about it

Sometimes, I just don't know what I'll do with my little mess. But I love her anyways! I guess it's off to buy lights for my Christmas tree!! haaaaaa

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Traditions---Check!

I've been such a bad, bad blogger. I have been so busy, that every time I sit down to blog, I'm too tired! ha! I've been busy with work {duh}, friends, my sweet boy, Christmas shopping, church, & everything else! 

Anyhoo... since this IS my favorite season & all, I thought I would make a list of some of my favorite traditions! Ready, set, GO! --- the most IMPORTANT part of this post, is at the bottom. Save the best for last is my motto. :)

-- Decorate for Christmas. {did this before thanksgiving, hehe}

-- Send out Christmas cards {got 'em early this year!}
-- Drink as much Starbucks as possible

-- Try the chick-fil-A Holiday shake

-- Bake! {pound cake, snickerdoodle cookies...more to come}
-- Do something for someone else {we stuffed stockings at church for kids}
-- Drink a Christmas coca-cola :)

-- Listen to AS MUCH Christmas music as possible (double check!)

-- Drink hot chocolate by a fire, complete with Cinnamon rolls for dinner & Christmas movies

--Watch every possible Christmas music special on TV:
* Country Christmas
* Michael Buble Christmas Special
* Victoria's Secret Fashion show
(I'm sure I've missed some)

-- Buy new Christmas PJ's (Target!)

-- Girls night: ::New tradition!:: complete with jammies, pizza, wine, LOTS-oh-laughter, Christmas movies & good=bye's at 5am. YES! 5am. :)
Still to-do: (hopefully we'll be knocking these out this week/weekend)
-- Look at Christmas lights {here & in my home town}
-- Make gingerbread houses
-- Make red velvet pancakes & sausage balls Christmas morning
- Roast marshmallows by the fire
-- Watch A Christmas Story ALL DAY LONG on Christmas day :)
-- Take my pup dogs to see Santa at Petsmart
-- Attend Christmas Eve service with my family
-- Buy ALL Christmas presents--"wrapping" that up this week ;)
-- Buy 3 cans of popcorn for me, my parents, & grandparents---this popcorn has been around since I was a wee tot

Well folks, that's all I can think of today, do y'all have any special traditions??? Please share =)

 I try to never forget WHY we celebrate Christmas. It can be tough, as we all (me included!) can get caught up in the hussle & bussle of Christmas time & forget about the star of the show --- OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Wow...Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father. He is the CENTER of my universe, & I fall MORE in love with Him every single day.
He is the reason for the season.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My life is changed...

...all because of my new Clarasonic Mia. You see, I  had heard a lot of talk about this new little face device, so when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I knew right away!

According to Clarisonic, here is what it says about this fabulous piece of "machinery" ha

Created by the lead inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush, Clarisonic is the essential first step in your daily ritual. Clarisonic’s micro-massage gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skincare products absorb better. Finally, your serums and moisturizers have the chance to work the way they should. The Clarisonic is rechargeable and waterproof, so you can use it in the shower. It only takes 60 seconds, twice a day, to make sure your skin is as clean, soft, and vibrant as it can be.

With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes. Pore size, fine lines and wrinkles appear smaller. Used pre-treatment by top dermatologists and spas Clarisonic is available for daily use at home through prestige retailers including Sephora.

I was a little skeptical at first, to be completely honest. I know of all these "in" products that are just popular at the moment but don't really work type of deals --- I know you know what I'm talking about. ;)
BUT WOW - this seriously works & couldn't be happier with how my skin feels & looks.

With Christmas right around the corner, I would highly suggest putting this on your list! It will not dissapoint. This little baby isn't cheap but is SO WORTH IT!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here it is...

... a whole lot of mumble jumble. Ready? ha. 

1. It's a snow day here people!!!! Let me just say - when it snows in Texas, everything shuts down. But, I love it. This is Ellie's first snow & she LOVES it. When I took her on her walk this morning (bad idea on my part) she acted like a crazed dog! Jumping, running through it as fast as she could -- it was hilarious. My other pup Belle can't stand to get her paws wet, so after she did her business, her furry butt was back inside.

All bundled up :) 

2. This is my view since it IS a snow day. Pure.Bliss. Working from home, drinking coffee, & blogging. Multi-tasking at it's finest. ;)

3. I proudly made my first pound cake this weekend. It was soooo good & fattening! Sorry for the crazed look on my face, ha!

4. I'm loving this new fingernail polish I purchased by Essie, in marshmallow. I was a little nervous to try an all white on my nail, but I have got so many compliments!

5. Let's talk coffee. I looooove coffee, but I HAVE to have creamer in it. I usually keep a couple of options for me in the fridge, but as you can see here, I have 5. ha! My fav so far is the Pumpkin Spice. But word on the street is that there are 2 new Holiday flavors I MUST try. Also, I love spices. So, I decided to try a little cinnamon sugar & Pumpkin Spice {can't get enough of pumpkin, can i?} in my coffee grounds & it was YUM! Highly suggest.

6. There is nothin' better than a mound of marshmallows on a steamy cup of hot chocolate on a winter day.

7. I made "brinner" (breakfast for dinner) the other night for my boy & I --- & let's just say I didn't disappoint. ;) Sausage balls, pancakes, & eggs oh my!! It's one of my favorite things to eat for dinner, & one of my favorite childhood memories.

8. Pie.Bar.Fun. Need I say more?? My friendy Lauren & I randomly found this pie bar called, The Choc'late Mousse a couple months ago that we finally decided to try! It's bran new, SO SO cozy inside, & who doesn't like different variations of pie?! I chose the chocolate mousse, & gingerbread crust. We will be going back.

9. Michael Buble {Holiday} on Pandora is my fav. 'Nuff said.

10. This isn't random at all, but we have a little dilemma. My 6 yo pup Belle has gained alittletoomuchweight. So, she needs to go on a diet. BUT - my other almost 1 yo pup Ellie, is TOO skinny (Belle eats all her food, but don't tell her I told you) & needs to GAIN weight. So we have had to start feeding them at separate times, with different food. Ellie is loving the eating twice a day, but poor Belle only eats once a day. I think we've all felt her pain before --- diets are SO not fun.

Such a random post, but that seems to be my life right now. Happy Monday & stay warm! :)