Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010...

Goodbye's are hard for me, but I don't think I will have any problems saying Goodbye to 2010.  I definitely have had some ups and downs (really beginning in Fall 2009).  
But the important thing is that I remind myself how lucky I truly am and I am doing a great job of staying positive for 2011.  I am going to make sure it is a better year at least.  Stress less, relax more, enjoy life one day at a time and all that good stuff :)
Hoping everyone has a Fantastic time tonight!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Random-About Me

I haven't really done an "About Me" post, so here's a few random questions:
1. Go To Outfit: 
A slim fit pair of jeans, with heels and black top, and lotsa jewelry :)
2. Favorite movie and TV shows?
Movie-Breakfast at Tiffany's, TV shows-pretty wide range, anything from Gossip Girl to Man Woman Wild, to college football on any Saturday in the Fall.  :)
3. Best Memory?
Playing in the snow as a kid, growing up in Pittsburgh 
4. Personality?
I have become pretty private with my personal life as I get older but am also very open and honest, pretty much anything you want to know, just ask!
5. Favorite stores to shop?
So many!  Right now would be Anthropologie, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Gap (they have really stepped it up lately), and Forever 21 for cheap finds
6. Favorite lip balm?
Keihl's Lip Balm #1 in Coconut
7. Favorite Color?
Pink of course :)  I love pink/black color combo or also black/white with a splash of red when planning an outfit
8. Biggest quirk?

I guess you could call it that.  I have a small obsession with cleaning out things, like my room, closet, drawers, purse, whatever.  ESPECIALLY this time of year.  It clears my head and I am definitely one to embrace change :)
9. On the Lookout for...?
I am in need of brown boots (really need a more dressy pair as well as a casual pair) and also a coat I can wear with brown/earthtones 
10. Work:
I currently work in what would be considered corporate retail, sourcing- for a sportswear company.  I would LOVE to get into Buying.   




Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow!

I honestly didn't think it would happen, but it snowed yesterday!  It wasn't enough to stick and build snowmen but was definitely lovely watching it fall outside through the window.  It was the perfect ending to a great weekend with family and friends, staying in pj's past noon and eating way too much! 

I have been thinking lately of the direction to take my blog-I am a fan of change,  so I may play around with some layouts and settings over the next few weeks.  :)  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Favorite Christmas Movies

Nothing is better than curling up on the sofa with a good classic Christmas favorite.  Here are some of mine-can't wait to relax and watch Christmas movies this weekend!
The Grinch
(before)
(after)
It's a Wonderful Life
Four Christmases
I don't know why but I can watch this one over and over-so funny!
The Christmas Story
The funny thing is, the kid who plays Ralphie is in Four Christmases (as an adult) as the guy behind the airline ticket counter :)
Santa Paws-ok I have a fascination with talking animal movies...love them!
Bad Santa
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wish List

I have several items on my Christmas WANT list.  Note, want list and not NEED list.  I am hard core into operation debt payoff mode and off to a great start.  (It's easier for me to start a goal BEFORE the end of the year so it kind of keeps me going with it after the first of the year, rather than dreading starting it-weird I know!  But it works for me!)
These are actually not bad, crazy over the top.  They seem reasonable and one day, maybe one day I can actually obtain some of them.  Unless of course, Santa has a super big surprise in store for me this year!?  :)  I'll keep you posted, haha
YSL Arty Ring
Foley + Corinna City Tote in Taupe (although any color of this bag is delicious!)
MacBook Air (ok so this one is a BIG want as I would be happy with something like a Netbook, but since I'm WANTING...)
Black flats
Milly Bow Merino Wool Cap

Not a long list, but will suffice for the time being!  What's on your Christmas wish list?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter and Happy Monday!

After a whirlwind weekend of Christmas parties and festivities, it is safe to say I am ready for the balance of (gasp) work!  I only say this as it will be a quiet week at the office and a short one (Mon-Wed).  So I hope to be productive.  Hoping for colder weather next week (since I won't see snow I get to pretend)-it wouldn't feel like Christmas otherwise!  Definitely excited to spend time with family and friends and watch movies, sip on hot chocolate and eat good food!
Happy Monday Everyone! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lights, Sparkle

Sticking to the Christmas theme, (tired of it yet, haha), well just a few more days... I have seen some exceptionally pretty Christmas lights in shades of blues.  The cast of blue lights as they hit snow (I wish as it doesn't snow much here) is so so pretty!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Parties

Fortunately I have several Christmas parties to go to this year.  While I am sad that they are not super fancy, dress up Christmas parties, I'll take what I can get! :)
These images definitely put me in party mode!




The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care...

It is so much fun to wrap the smaller gifts and fill stockings full of goodies for Christmas morning.  Here are some of my favorite stockings.  The last one, my best friend made for her crew!
I am partial to this one as I have a Yorkie! :)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nutcracker

For awhile now, I have started to collect things for a theme for Christmas.  Sometimes it is snowmen, some years Nutcrackers (I have fond memories growing up of going to see the Nutcracker ballet with my Dad).  

Snowmen

I heart Snowmen! 
OMGoodness... how cute is this little snowman!