Saturday, December 31, 2011

looking to the new year...

[a snapshot taken last nye]

so last year's nye was T and i's first together. our plans were last minute and a little hectic but perfect at the same time. the night finally fell into place as everyone started counting down to midnight; confetti fell, champagne was poured and i got to kiss my favorite to bring in the new year. fast forward to this year and it's a little similar, we are going out of town but haven't made any set plans for nye. whatever we end up doing, fancy or low-key, i'm sure it will be lovely. really i just look forward to having another new years together and seeing what 2012 brings.

*whether it may be with family, friends, that special someone or even a sweet pet, happy new year* 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a glittery accessory

with the festive weekend coming up, i felt my nails needed a little jazzing up...i especially love any nail color that has glitter in it. i'm thinking my new years outfit will have to have some extra glittery accents to it.

Monday, December 26, 2011

a holiday wrap up!

[1. T after christmas eve service...what a goof, 2. T and i cute christmasy pose, 3. the house that loves lights a little too much, 4. helping decorate the mini trees at home with oldie ornaments - the angel is my favorite, 5. notes from santa]

i have to say this has been one of my favorite christmases of all for so many reasons. hoping yours was wonderfully filled with great moments.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

a christmas date and twinkly lights

a few days ago, T asked me on a date...and not just any date, a christmas date! i was so excited and couldn't wait to see what he had planned.

so we first started with ice skating, which i have to admit, it was only the second time i had been and am pretty awful. if you have ever been ice skating, there is inevitably someone who is clutching for dear life to anything and squealing like crazy. well...i'm that someone. no joke, i am a huge klutz on the ice. kids skate better than me. but, it is a great excuse for T to show off his great skills as he pulls me behind him! after ice skating, we strolled around the streets nearby listening to christmas music and sipping on hot cocoa. it was perfect and i loved it.

tomorrow we will be heading home and i cannot wait to be with family for all the traditions and fun! hoping your holidays will be lovely too.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

pup diaries

hey there, my name is boba. mom said i could write a bit today and she is helping me type the letters! i'm a really cute pup and i love water (i especially love soap). i don't like baths but i sure do like when my mom takes one. it's like she's in a big water bowl!

well that's all for now. i better run before they decide i need to get clean, ick.



Sunday, December 18, 2011

playing holiday hostess

so i have to apologize i have been slacking on blogging the past couple of weeks, i had been crazy busy planning and hosting a little holiday celebration at T and i's house! well it was a little of christmas and a little of celebrating T graduating!! i had decided i wanted to bake all the sweet treats for the party so i made whoopie pies with marshmallow and creme cheese filling, confetti truffles and dark chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream...mmm.

thankfully i finished all the xmas decorations and treats just in time including the snowball wreath i meantioned before!

the party was so much fun and i was so excited we had such a great turn out! (plus playing holiday hostess was a lot of fun)

since then we have been busy little christmas partiers..'tis the season i suppose :)

hoping your holidays have been extra festive so far!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

getting crafty

one of my favorite things to do before xmas time is to check out craft ideas martha stewart has for decorating. i love her use of ordinary objects to make such cute and functional knick-knacks! so i made a list for myself of all the crafts i wanted to do and the first on my list, a snowball wreath! it's crazy easy and you only need a few supplies: cardboard, pom pom balls (small and large), a hot glue gun and glue sticks

now some places sell their cardboard pre-cut in a wreath shape, i just used a presentation board and cut out the shape with a box cutter. next i applied the hot glue to the board and started placing pom poms all over (it's best to go in short spurts since the hot glue dries crazy fast)!

first i applied the big pom poms all around and went back after to fill in/fluff up with the little ones! and here is the end result....

ta-da!! i love how fluffy and messy it looks, like small mounds of snow! i am making four right now and will show the rest together once i get more snowballs, haha. T even got in on the crafting and had some fun too...we of course balanced out the girlie craft hour by watching indiana jones :)

can't wait to finish them! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

charlie the christmas tree

so after i told T about my stop at the tree shop, the next day he took a long study break and surprised me with going to get our xmas tree! i was so excited and had no idea it was going to be T and Boba's first live christmas tree! so there we were trying to decide....should we go tall and skinny, shorter and wide, the peanuts tree, the short stack tree....decisions could we decide!

eep! i couldn't wait to take our tree home to introduce him to our pup and adorn it with twinkly lights and pretty things. the pup wasn't sure what to think...should he sniff it each time he walked by, drink the new water bowl under the tree, run by it so it scratches his back or mark it as his own (maybe a chance at indoor plumbing)? so much for him to think about! 


ta-da! here is charlie all dressed up and yes, i am the kind of girl who names her tree. now that charlie is dolled up, everytime i come home i get a big wiff of fresh pine and have an instant smile on my face! (plus now, the pup has decided he and charlie are playmates so we are on hunt for ornaments knocked off the tree) *sigh* next up, christmas crafts!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

it's the holiday season

i am SO excited it is finally december. let the christmas season get in full swing!! i cannot tell you how hard i have tried to not get bitten by the christmas bug too early...starting the holiday decorations was hard enough, let me tell you. now that the streets and shops of norman are fully decorated, twinkly lights adorn every house and tree farms are popping back up, i am in the christmas spirit and then some! honestly, i'm even having a hard time concentrating at work because i keep thinking of all the martha christmas crafts i plan on making. oh and don't worry, i fully intend on posting pics of my projects to lunch break with friends today certainly did not help as one of the tree farm locales is across the way from where we ate. ugh! christmas, i have to go back to work after lunch, so why tempt me with one of my favorite parts of the season!!

so of course i had to check out my upcoming tree-to-be as well as get ideas for garlands and wreaths. fortunately my fellow co-worker and close friend Caroline came with as she loves christmas time too.

i can't say that we weren't both tempted to load up the car, the smells of pine were so seductive! but sigh, back to work we had to go. to help ease our blues of not going christmas crazy, we listened to christmas music the rest of the day in the office while we both daydreamed of decorating. soon, tree farm...i will be back, and next time prepared!

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