Friday, December 17, 2010

Fill In The Blank Friday

photo via weheartit

1) Giving is the best thing about Christmas! I love picking out presents for everyone and thinking about what their faces will look like when they open them.

2) Receiving is also very nice but I prefer to give than to receive. It is much more fulfilling to give to others than it is to get something. And I'm really not just saying that!

3) The best gift I ever received was....hmmmm....this is a good question. It's really a toss up between the American Girl doll I got when I was like 10; the cross necklace my dad got me when I was about 13; and the sapphire necklace my husband got me when we were still just dating!

4) The best gift I ever gave was probably the photo book I put together for the family I work for. I take a lot of pictures of the boys and last year I put all the pictures together into a Snapfish book. They loved it!

5) Something intangible that I wish I could receive is cconfidence. I feel like I'm lacking a little bit in this area.

6) Something intangible that I wish I could give is hope. I'm a big believer in everything happens for a reason and things can only get better and having hope helps with that.

7) The one gift that I always wanted as a child, but I never got was an easy bake oven.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pretty Great Tuesday!

Yesterday was a good day! I was supposed to work but I wound up not having to so I booked an appointment to get my hair cut! Thank goodness! The last time I had my hair cut was in April! I only got an inch trimmed off and some layers put in but it looks so much healthier!
I'm going to go back after tax money comes in and get it colored and maybe get bangs....hmmmm!

I ran into Kroger on the way home to grab groceries and wound up grabbing this nail polish, Show It and Glow It, by OPI. It's fabulous and very sparkly! I first saw it on
She was very daring and put it on her fingers. Me? Not so much! Maybe for Christmas eve and Christmas day! I do however, love it for my toes! They are very sparkly and pretty, and even though they are covered with my socks right now, I smile very time I think about the fact that they are sparkling underneath! Yes, I am a dork!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bryn Alexandra Giveaway

I have been a long-time follower/reader of Bryn Alexandra Interiors. She always has great advice on design and a funny story to share. She is hosting a fabulous giveaway
on her blog and I just had to post about it! So you should head on over and check it out!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Sister and My Dad

Happy 24th Birthday to my little sister, Shauna!
This is the most recent picture of her and her fiance, Todd! ( I had to take it off her facebook page!)

Today also would have been my dad's birthday. I know he's celebrating in Heaven and that gives me some peace but i sure wish he was here with us.

This is a picture from a really long time ago. I'm pretty sure it was almost 14 years ago. He sure did look handsome!
This is me and my dad at my high school graduation in 2001! I'm so happy he was able to see this.
This is the last picture I have of my dad, with me and without me.

I hope that Shauna has a wonderful birthday and that at the same time my dad has a wonderful one in Heaven! Happy Birthday to two of the most important people in my life! I love you both very much!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

One Day Late....

And yes, I am fully aware that it is Saturday! I totally forgot about this yesterday! I'm going to link up anyways because I want too!! So head on over to Lauren's website, to play along!

1) Holiday Spirit makes me happy! I love this time of year. Most people are a little nicer this time of year!

2) The holidays are incomplete without listening to B 98.5 everyday! They start play Christmas music on Thanksgiving! And spending time with family. I miss my dad more and more every Christmas.

3) My favorite things to do around the holidays is decorate and buy stuff for other people because I know that, usually, it will put a smile on their face!

4) A holiday tradition my family and I have is hmmmm...this is a hard one. We go to my in-laws on Christmas Eve for Winder Chicken Stew. Don't ask! It's delicious though! But since my dad passed away my side of the family doesn't really follow our traditions anymore. I'm still a huge believer in putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving! The hubby and I are going to work on some of our own though.

5) Holiday music is amazing! I can't wait for it! It puts me in the mood for Christmas every year!

6) This year, I'll be spending the holidays with my in-laws on Christmas Eve and Christmas afternoon; with my hubby Christmas morning; and at some point we will squeeze in a day with my sisters and nieces and hopefully my mom!

7) Holiday wish list? Good question...I never know what I want because I usually just but it when I want it. I could use some new clothes though and I just got the new JCrew catalogue in the mail! But Etsy has some amazing things on it too! And I've been dying for a pair on Toms....just have to pick a pair! Hmmmm....