Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ringin' In 2010!!

It is almost time to countdown the end of 2009 ... where did this year go?? Whether you will be out and about or hanging at home, be sure to try this oh-so-yummy martini that I recently created. It is actually a variation of a Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake Martini (my absolute fave), and I have been loving these this holiday season. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (cuz my bloated gut will be dieting on Monday)!!

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka ... brand of your choice
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce Diet 7-Up

Please Drink Responsibly.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hair Rescue

How many times have you needed to be somewhere, but didn't have time to wash your hair? Your hair is a bit on the greasy side, and is lookin' kinda stringy. Baby powder isn't doing the trick as it should, plus it is leaving behind a lovely dusty hue on your roots. Ugh! Quick, throw your hair up, and hope no one notices.
On almost a weekly basis I go through this! As a busy momma with a full daily schedule, I have to shower at night before bed. Some nights, I don't get the opportunity, so I deal with the aftermath in the morning as I am rushing about. I was skimming one day through People's Style Watch magazine and came across an article about this very issue. How to fix oily hair when you have no time to wash it ... their solution: Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser from Sephora. I immediately loved the $24 price tag and headed out to get it!
Here's the product deets:
Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser

What it is:
A dry cleanser that revives, refreshes, and recharges hair and scalp without water.

What it does:
Ojon® Rub-Out™ Dry Cleanser instantly "erases" impurities, toxins, excess oil, and product build-up. It increases hair volume at the root while treating the hair and scalp. Ideal between washings, as a hair pick-me-up, when you're in a rush, or when you overuse a styling product. The Dry Cleanser leaves hair cleansed, light, luminous, and healthy -looking.

What else you need to know:
Fortified with wildcrafted Ojon® oil, an ancient native secret to naturally beautiful hair from Central America's Tawira tribe, known as "the people of beautiful hair.™" Supported by clinical studies to instantly hydrate, strengthen, and restore dry or damaged hair, Rub-Out™ Dry Cleanser is appropriate for all hair types and is eco-friendly.
My review? This stuff will always have a place in my bathroom! This dry-shampoo fixes my oily roots to get me through the entire day - no need for re-applying! Now, as for leaving the hair 'cleansed', I wouldn't quite say that. When I use this product, it feels as if I sprayed hairspray in my hair and brushed it out. Not sticky, just the brushed-out hairspray feeling. Know what I am talking about? My hubby loves the smell of this stuff, so it does have a cleaner smell to it. Definitely worth giving a try!
What are some of your hair care tricks? Have any products you can't live without?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Hangover


The house has thrown-up Christmas! I don't know what has been more exhausting ... the holiday festivities, or trying to keep the house somewhat organized with all the new goodies! Not only that, our laundry room that was spic and span and all caught up on Wednesday, is now overflowing with piles of clothes to be cleaned. How did that happen???
In all seriousness though, we had a very wonderful Christmas! My kiddos got everything their little hearts desired, including a new Wii that the entire family is enjoying. My hubby took me on our annual day-after-Christmas shopping trip and we had a blast spending gift cards and getting each other gifts. I got some new Uggs - the tall grey ones - and a couple new outfits. A bracelet and a necklace (nothing fancy, just cute). Those adorable Juicy hair bands that were on my wish list, and a few other things. My family members were awesome in the giving department, too! A new martini glass and shaker set to add to my collection, pajamas, Breaking Dawn, MAC eyeshadow and lip gloss, and gift cards! I am definitely a spoiled girl and so blessed to be so loved!
I have pictures to download off my cameras, laundry to do and re-organizing the house this week. I am so darn bloated from all the delicious food I have consumed, and honestly feel a little bit like a cow (getting my period after not having it for 2 months (IUD) doesn't help this matter either). I haven't even thought about taking down Christmas decorations yet (sigh), but am very excited to be heading to the beach on Wednesday for the New Year holiday. We'll be out there for 4 days with all the Baker fam, ringing in 2010! Woot!!
While this time of year can be chaotic and exhausting, life is amazing! I hope you are all enjoying the holidays with the ones you love (and even the ones you don't like so much, but have to hang out with anyways - ha!).
Lots of Love!! xoxo

Friday, December 25, 2009

Joy To The World ... Our Lord Has Come!

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas with lots of love!



Matthew 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I had to look it up!

** I am re-posting this from last year ... I am off to bake cupcakes with my kiddos, but wanted to make sure all of you weren't neglected! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!! Lots of Love!! xoxo **

I will admit that I had to look up the definition, because I had no idea what this word meant! Ha! Here is my meme ... this has been circulating the blog world and of course I had to snag it, too! I love these things!


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper is way funner to open!
2. Real tree or Artificial? I absolutely love the smell of real, but prefer the cleanliness of artificials. This year we have a real tree ... the hubby got to pick and the house smells so good!
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend ... we love getting a jump start to the holiday!
4. When do you take the tree down? Usually the day or weekend after Christmas, but we have waited as long as New Year's Day
5. Do you like eggnog? Bleh ... unfortunately, no! I try it every year though just to make sure my taste buds haven't changed.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I absolutely loved my Barbie dolls!
7. Hardest person to buy for? My hubby! He gets himself everything he wants throughout the year. It is so hard to think out of the box for him!
8. Easiest person to buy for? Our boys, but it is so hard staying in budget!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Of course! We have 3 ... I have a stationary one, where all the pieces are permanently attached, we have the Little People set for the kids, and my mom-in-law got me a beautiful set that I absolutely cherish
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Definitely mail ... don't be lazy, people!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? No comment - ha, ha!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I am a sucker for the abc Family movies
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? March. LOL! Just kidding. Usually after Thanksgiving (never on Black Friday again - did you read that post?)
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Candy, yes (unopened, of course), but not actual gifts - I'll keep them even if I don't like them! Seriously!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Oh my goodness, what's not to like? I love it all!
16. Lights on the tree? Duh! I love the multi-colored lights.
17. Favorite Christmas song? He Reigns
18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We travel, but only about 20 minutes from home.
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, and Rudolph!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A gold star ... so cute!
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning, but you get to open one present on Christmas Eve.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Rude people stressed out at the stores ... relax!! You are making others mad!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? This year I found this adorable little angel at a holiday bazaar ... she is my new fave! I don't actaually have a theme going though - just ornaments I like.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Mom's pot roast dinner ... yum!!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? All of our debt paid off! Ha! Gosh ... I don't know! I am never in want or need of anything! I posted my wish list last month, and I have already gotten things off of it for myself. Sigh. I am a happy girl, so whatever I receive, I will be thrilled!

Now go post this yourself ... it's fun and I want to see what your holiday traditions are! :o)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Feelin' the Love

Blog stalking as I usually do (you know you do, too), I came across this fab blogger and quickly added her to my blogroll!! Dezzy Lou Where Are You is a must read ... she will keep you laughing! Plus, she and I have the same vampire love interest, so she is golden in my book! Ha ha!

Miss Dezzy Lou tagged me in a fun little game, so I am playing along ... I heart tags!! :o) Answer 5 questions with 5 answers, then tag 5 other bloggers! Sounds easy peasy to me!

1. What were you doing 10 years ago? Ten years ago? I can barely remember last week, let alone 10 flippin' years ago!! I was 18 years old, going to community college, and not happy that I had to take college level courses to teach kindergarten (Um - hello! I already know my ABC's and 123's - little ones don't need to learn this stuff, so why do I?). My 'college days' didn't last long. I was dating my now hubby, and working in collections for JC Penney. Yeah - I was a bill collector that had the priviledge of calling your house about your debt you weren't paying on.


2. What are 5 things on your To-Do list today? Blogging is on my list every day. Taking a shower is always a priority. Eating would be nice. Feeding my boys would probably be a good thing to do, too. And .... getting the house cleaned up for holiday festivities. I have laundry to fold and an episode of Bad Girls Club on the dvr to watch.

3. What 5 snacks do you enjoy? Does anyone love ranch dip as much as I do? You know, the powder Hidden Valley stuff that you mix into sour cream? OMG! I could eat this stuff with just about anything ... Wheat Thins, black olives, fresh mushrooms, potato chips ... mmmm!! I also love popcorn (no butter) with parmesan cheese and chocolate milk. Good salty-sweet combo!!

4. Where are 5 places you have lived? Portland, Oregon .. South San Francisco, California .. Clackamas, Oregon .. Gresham, Oregon .. Happy Valley, Oregon
5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire? Pay off debt - my hubby always laughs when I think realistically, but hey! It's what I know. Although if I were already a billionaire, then I shouldn't have debt, right? Buy a few houses in my fave vacation spots (Maui, Palm Desert and Victoria, B.C. to name a few). Gift some cash to my friends and family, and also to random, unsuspecting people. And Shop, Shop, Shop!!!

Tagging 5 peeps to play along ...

Chic & Pink
Stilettos and Diapers

A Girl Named Timi


A Real Housewife

Dezzy Lou also gave me an award!! I am always so excited when someone thinks I am cool enough for a bloggy award! Thanks so much!! xoxo


This award, meant to be gifted to bloggers who make you smile, has two requirements.
1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. List 10 bloggers who brighten your day.

  • My 3 boys.
  • Vacations.
  • Shopping.
  • Head Massages.
  • Nights out with friends.
  • My BlackBerry for sending me my emails throughout the day.
  • Las Vegas
  • DVR
  • Getting my hair and nails done. I heart salons.
  • Fruity Martinis and flavored vodka.

It is so hard to narrow down just 10 bloggers who brighten my day! All those awesome gals in my blogroll make me smile everytime they post! But I must follow the rules ...

Happy Meals & Happy Hour

Handbags & Handguns

Lacey In Love

Stilettos and Diapers

Le Musings of Moi

Vodka Mom

True Beauty ... Inside and Out

Oofa Luffa Le

April Showers

Martinis or Diaper-Genies?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wash yo face!


I raved not too long ago about the Ponds Make-up Remover Pads and how swell I thought they were. I am not retracting my review, however, I recently found a brand of remover that I heart even more. Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes are my new faves!! These soft cloths remove all traces of dirt and make-up, including waterproof mascara!! With Ponds, I would use 2 to 4 pads just to remove all my eye make-up and they would leave behind a layer of oil. Neutrogena only takes one towelette and the cleanser dissolves nicely into my skin. Apparently, I bought a refill pack when I purchased these lovelies (they come in a tub normally), and I paid $7.99 for the pack of 25. I was just reading through OK Magazine and Kim Kardashian put them on her must-have beauty products list. If Kim and April both say you gotta have them, then you betta go get yo'self some!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I can't take credit for this recipe!

I absolutely love Happy Meals & Happy Hour ... one of the funniest blogs you will ever come across! I added Happy Hour Sue to my blogroll, and never miss her updates! Go check her out ... she recently posted this LOL post!


Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup or brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl,
check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality,
pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter
in a large fluffy bowl.

Add one peastoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point
it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still ok, try another
cup just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy.

Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup
of dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit off the floor.

Mix on the turner.

If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters just pry
it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who geeves
a sheet. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

Add one table.

Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.. Whatever you can
find.

Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall
over.

Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the
Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the wishdasher.


Cherry Mishmas.



Friday, December 18, 2009

And the winner is .....

Thanks to random.org, the lucky winner is .....

#7 Sasha
Thanks so much for re-posting and twittering for me!! Congrats!! Please send me your mailing address within the next 24 hours so I can get it off to A Dozen Eggs. If no response, I will draw another winner (so keep checking in)!
~
And thanks SO MUCH for all the bloggy love ... I now have over 200 Followers!! Yay!!! I promised a very fun girly giveaway when I reached the 200 mark, and that I will do! Give me a few weeks to hunt out some fun goodies!!
xoxo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hurry Hurry!!


Okay peeps ... the giveaway from A Dozen Eggs will be ending tomorrow eve at 5pm. I want to make sure I can give some extra shipping time for the holidays, so hurry and enter if you haven't already! Please be sure to check back in tomorrow night (winner will be posted by 5:30pm pst) to see if you are the lucky winner! I will need confirmation asap on this one!! Thanks so much!! xoxo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Durrty Jerz

My latest guilty pleasure ... The Jersey Shore on MTV. Come on now, admit you like it too!! There is just something about this 'reality' show that makes you wanna tune in each week. Like a car wreck ... terrible to see, but you can't help but watch. Ha ha!!
Italian-American hotties who refer to themselves as guidos and guidettes, livin' it up in Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore. Fist-pumping, tanning beds, and more drama fo' yo mama! Is anyone crushin' on Pauly D like I am? Check out this show on Thursday nights at 10pm.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Dozen Eggs Cookie Giveaway!!

Fresh baked, sweet smelling, adorably decorated, and the oh-so-yummy taste of vanilla is what this giveaway is all about! I have had the pleasure of doing business with this wonderful company, A Dozen Eggs, who designed my little man's Batman birthday cookies. These cookies are so delicious and I can't rave about them enough! I wished I lived in Vermont so I could visit their bake shoppe - the cupcakes and sweet treats that they whip up look so incredible!! This company can work with you on custom order requests for special occassions, can design cookies with your business logo, and has the absolute cutest seasonal designs for their scratch-baked sugar cookies.
Dave and Laura of A Dozen Eggs would like to offer my wonderful readers and friends a chance to win a Large Winter Snowman Hand-Iced Sugar Cookie Collection, valued at $60 with shipping!! Oh my goodness ... these little cuties will be a hit for the holidays!! One lucky winner will receive 24 cookies wrapped up in an eco-friendly box with ribbon.

To enter, you must be a follower of my bloggity blog ... your little picture has to be in that cute little Followers box in my sidebar. Next, please visit A Dozen Eggs and tell me (by leaving a comment) which goodies made you drool!
I, of course, give extra entries for my peeps who wanna share my giveaway news on Twitter and Facebook! Just leave me an extra comment letting me know you made a shout-out. If a new follower drops your name in their entry, bonus points also rewarded!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

MAC Giveaway!!


All you lip gloss fans out there ... head on over to my sis-in-law, Jackie's blog to enter her Merry Mac Gloss Giveaway!! Enter to win this DazzleGlass in Get Rich Quick ... such a hot color!! Tell her I sent you!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday How To ... Get The Kids Excited!!

So here is the last installment of my Holiday How To's. If you all remember this last year, then you know that I have had a lot of making up to do to keep the Santa Claus spirit alive in our home.
Last year, I had read several blogs about Elf On A Shelf. A little elf doll that comes with a story ... how he watches you (kiddos) each day and reports to Santa at night. He shows up in random spots throughout your house and you (the kiddos) get to seek him out every morning. I decided to give this little guy a shot - hey, anything to try to keep my 3-year-old and 5-year-old boys from arguing and fighting is worth it!




At first, I wasn't sure how they would take this. Would it creep them out to think a little doll is 'running' around their house at night and hiding in unknown spots watching them? {Sounds like a few horror movies I have seen.} Would they believe that this little guy was magic and that it wasn't mommy putting him in random locations?

We went to Barnes and Noble and brought The Elf On A Shelf home. The boys love it! They named him Jack Applesauce and made him all their own. They get really excited for the hide and seek game each morning, and they really try to watch their behaviors more carefully (which is an amazing task for these two little guys). With our member discount, we got this set for $27 ... not to shabby for a new tradition we will now share every year.
Wanna amp up Santa Claus a tad bit more? I had Santa send my boys personalized emails using this site, the Portable North Pole. Santa Claus himself talks to your kiddo using their name and even shows a picture of your child in his Nice Book. Both of my boys lit up when they received their special emails! This site is free and can even be sent to others - I sent one to my nephew!


Maddox and Sean both look forward to baking cookies and building gingerbread houses with their Nana each year. We love decorating the tree together while listening to Christmas music, and we enjoy all the family time the holidays bring. What are some traditions that you and your family celebrate each year?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday How to ... Smoky Eyes



Remember my gorgeous reunion makeover? Thanks to a lovely artist at the MAC counter, I rocked this sexy smoky eye look. Wanna re-create it for the holidays? I snagged this cute little eyeshadow set called Drama by e.l.f. at a local Kmart for $2. Don't cha just love this brand ... most items are only a buck or two!!




This set of grays have a really pretty glitter that add that glamorous look. I use the white as my base for the entire lid, the darker gray as my crease color, the black for my outside corner accent, and the light gray for the browline. With these colors, I line my eyes with black liner, but I am sure this look would look hot with a purple or navy liner as well. Your fave mascara completes the look!

Now, if you are brave or just plain experienced, add some false lashes for that ultra-glam look! I had lashes put on for my reunion, but I am scared I might glue my eyes shut if I try to apply them myself. Ha!

If all else fails, visit your favorite cosmetics counter for a free makeover. Give them a call to see if you need an appointment, and go in with some ideas in mind. Bring in a picture or two to help the stylist know what you are wanting.





Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday How To ... Christmas Cards


This year I decided to design my own holiday cards. I love being able to send a picture or two to close family and friends each year, and not finding any pre-made templates worth swooning over, made me want to create one all my own. I am not a very photo-editing-software savvy kinda girl. I know nothing about layers or how to add those amazing effects that make a photo look all professional. I can crop, remove red eyes, change a pic to black and white, and enhance the contrast. All very simple and basic. No Photoshop here.

With my lack of skills, I search out and use free editing sites that walk me through the process. One of my favorite sites is Scrapblog.com - I used to create my blog headers here before getting my fabulous makeover (yeah, I am still bragging about April Showers Blog Design). This site gives lots of freebies to play around with: backgrounds, stickers, fonts and more! All the things you need to create your own designs. Here's what to do:

If you aren't already signed up for this free site, you gotta do that first. Once you sign in to your account, you want to click on Create A Scrapblog. Next, you will upload the picture(s) you want to use, then find your backgrounds and stickers. Here is a little hint to keep this free ... be sure when doing your searches that you click on the Least Credits category. This way you see all the freebies first and don't get your heart set on a fancier item that you have to pay for. Double click on the items you would like to use. These items will be moved over to your sidebar library so you can play around with different ideas and styles. Once you have designed your card, you need to Save and Publish it before being able to transfer it to your pictures file. When you have done so, go under the File tab and click on Export as JPEG ... this will allow you to download into your files so you can print your card. Once saved on your computer, you can pick your preferred company to do the printing ... I got 20 cards printed at Costco for a whopping 13 cents a print!! I paid $2.60 for my holiday greetings this year. Woot!! Have fun designing your own cards ... and let me know how they turn out!!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday How To ... The Perfect Dip!


SummerandLacey have teamed up to bring us a Holiday How To Event ... an opportunity for a bunch of us to share a little something to get us through the holidays. You don't have to be crafty or uber talented to participate ... just share a How To that you recommend to others! A recipe, make-up trick, holiday craft, traveling tips, etc ... let's see what you got!! Then link up on one of their blogs to share with others!! I will be doing this all week ... each day posting a little something that helps the holidays be that much merrier! Enjoy!!


I am sharing this post again, as it originally aired here on my blog in September 2008. This is the original, Pampered Chef, version of my famous layer dip that is requested at almost any event I attend. I now claim it as my own because I have tweaked the recipe enough to make it my own. This is seriously the easiest recipe and can be doubled or even tripled depending on the size of the crowd. You can add or omit as you please, creating your own special recipe. I have added chicken, used garlic powder for a quick alternative to fresh, added extra cream cheese, omitted the taco seasoning, served with a side of fresh guacamole, the variations can go on and on .... I make this year round and it is perfect for any season! Guaranteed a hit at your next event!! Be sure to let me know if you try this recipe!!


Touchdown Taco Dip




Ingredients




  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 can sliced black olives

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • fresh cilantro, chopped

  • tortilla chips

Directions


1. Spread the refried beans in a square stone baker (or a 9-inch square baking dish)


2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, and garlic.


3. Mix well.


4. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of refried beans.


5. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of cream cheese mixture.


6. Sprinkle olives, tomatoes, onions and cilantro on top.


7. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.


8. Serve hot with Tortilla Chips!



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Civil War ... So proud of our Ducks!!

We are off to the Rose Bowl!!!!!



Thankful Thursday

My family and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am so blessed to have such incredible people in my life.
My 3 boys are my world and without them I would not be able to function. My hubby is the most amazing man I know. Patient, strong, hard-working, and loyal. He is my rock. He makes me feel safe and he teaches me so much.
Our two boys are the funniest little hams you will ever meet. Maddox has such a caring and loving spirit about him, and is a sensitive soul. He is smart and witty and always strives to do the best. Sean is our little spit-fire and has a lot of his daddy's personality. While he can be a challenge at times with his strong will, Sean is definitely a sweetheart and keeps us laughing.
I am so thankful that God has blessed me with such a wonderful life. Above all material things, we have a warm home, good health, and food on the table. Our kids are nourished and are never in need. Our lives are safe and struggle-free. For all of this I am grateful.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season filled with family and love. ♥


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ode To Shoes

Shoes. They can make a girl's heart go pitter-patter. I adore my Uggs ... I wear them every.single.day. If you haven't gotten a pair yet, I highly recommend them! If you are a size 8 or smaller, buy them in the kids department!

When it is date night or a night out with the girls, I love me some cute stilettos! We all know how painful they can be, but the hotness is worth the pain, right? Here are a couple pairs I have drooled over. I will probably never own a pair of these beauties in my life ... unless I win the lottery of course, but they are still fun to google over. Does anyone own any designer pumps? Are they comfortable???


Jimmy Choo 'Clue' Slingbacks
$665





Christian Louboutin Lilian Mary Jane
$759



April Showers Giveaway!!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Santa Baby

Happy December 1st!! I have no idea where November went, but I am so excited that Christmas is just around the corner!! I have completed the gift shopping for my little guys, and am almost done shopping for my man. I have a handful of other family members to think about, and then I can relax and wrap everything up! How many of you are ahead of the game this year?
These last couple of weeks, I have been wracking my brain on what I would like to put on my wish list this year. You see, I have hit a shopping wall (GASP!!). My shopaholic desires have come to an unexpected (but much needed) halt. My hubby is absolutely ecstatic of my new shopping blah, and I am actually enjoying this new found freedom (can you hear the choir singing?)!
This doesn't mean that I wouldn't like a few gifts under the tree though. Hello! I am still a girl!! But my cravings for the spendier things in life just isn't there this year. So, here is my Christmas Wish List ... hints for curious friends and family who may be stuck on ideas. Ha, ha!



Breaking Dawn - no explanation needed.




Juicy Couture Charm Elastic Hair Bands in this cute purple set


Nordstrom .. $25



MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom
Nordstrom .. $14.50



Ugg Replacement Insoles for the shoes I heart so much!
Nordstrom.com .. $14.95

Hollister Awesome Butt Pant - the name alone makes me want these comfy fleece pants!

Hollister Co .. currently on sale $29.89


OMG ... Juicy FINALLY made covers for Blackberry!! So exciting!!

Nordstrom .. $58 set of 3


A gift certificate to a hair salon. I love getting my hair done!!


Hydraulic Fur-Lined Puffer Jacket in Black

Macys or Burlington Coat Factory .. $70


And there you have it! Nothing over $100, all very cute and practical, right? What are you hoping that Santa brings you this year?

P.S. Is anyone else having issues with Blogger spacing?? Ugh! So annoying!!



 
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