Monday, December 30, 2013

This Holiday Season - 2013

This holiday season was a bit of a blur.  But looking back, we managed to have a few sweet moments.  
I really tried to make time to enjoy a few Christmas-y things.  
Including shopping for a real Christmas tree, I insist on a real tree.  Also watching all kinds of Christmas movies, Christmas Vacation, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a few other sappy ones on Netflix.  
Kea also had an amazing 2nd birthday, with an amazing doggy cake from Three Dog Bakery.  Kea absolutely loved it, and it lasted a few days, so she had some great dinners.  
Ashly treated me to a showing of The Nutcracker.  It was both my first time seeing it, as well as any ballet.  And I absolutely loved it! The cutest little kids played the cutest little mice!
I got in a bit of baking, including trying chocolate truffles for the first time.  My big sister is the master, and I hope I at least lived up to her fame.
The Bf and I had a good Christmas Day, just us and the dog.  We did miss our families, and skype had to suffice.  This was my families first Christmas in my Mom's new house.  I haven't been there yet, and so wanted to be there to help christen the new place.  
Hope you all had an amazing holiday,  what were some of your highlights?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

merry christmas eve

Tonight I am full of Christmas spirit and am sending it out into the world.  I hope it reaches you, wherever you may be.  Hug your loved ones a little tighter, add an extra drop of rum into that eggnog, and laugh a little harder when you watch Clark Griswold go sledding down the hill and into the Walmart parking lot.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

happy 2nd birthday Kea!

I can't believe my little Kea is 2 years old.  In dog years she's 14...that crazy teenager.  
We got Kea on February 25, 2011 and knew she was about 2 months old.  And when it came time to decide a birthday for her, at first, we went with two months to the day we got her, which was December 25th, Christmas and my birthday.  We decided that was a little too much to celebrate all in one day.  The Bf wouldn't be able to handle his two girls birthdays and Christmas.  It was too much.  So we left it for a little while.  Then when Kea started to loose her puppy teeth a little earlier than expected, we figured her birthday had to have been a few weeks earlier. We agreed December 10th was a good day.  And Kea was enthused due to the treats and doggy cakes.  History made.
Happy Birthday to my sweet little lady!! Mama loves you!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

queen B

Last weekend was a total girls weekend.  I spent Saturday with some ladies shopping our hearts out, having some great sandwiches for lunch, followed by some more shopping, all before getting ready for Beyonce in concert.  Wow.  That woman is filled with magic.  If you've heard the quote, "you have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce". followed by seeing her perform live, you might not think this quote to be true.  Two words....Sequin.  Onesie.
We had amazing floor seats and got a really great view of the gorgeous lady when she flew over the crowd to a little mini stage.  There were three people between her and me, I may have been a teeny bit excited. Check out the video to see just that!
Ashly was kind enough to take a few photos of my concert outfit in her beautiful living room.
Girl time was definitely needed and appreciated.  Thanks for the fun day girls!

dress: Phillip Lim x Target
booties: Topshop
gold chain: H&M
watch: Walmart

i shot this on my iphone, sorry for the shaky hand! enjoy!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

baby, it's cold outside

Wow, so the last two weeks just flew by.  Working retail during the holidays can sometimes take over your life, and it's barely December.  I have to admit though, I'm getting pretty excited for the holidays.  
This weekend I'm planning on decorating our apartment, picking out a tree (a real one, but a mini version about 3 feet tall), putting together my family's Christmas package (snailmail deadline is a comin'!). 
So, pretty much the funnest, most holiday filled weekend ever! 

Are you ready for the holidays? 

jacket: Forever 21
Sweater: Anthropologie
jeans: American Eagle
boots: Target
toque: Topshop
scarf and sunnies: H&M