Friday, December 30, 2011

Being sick sucks...

It's been a while since I've been really sick, like go to the doctor sick. LOL Well of course it would have to happen the last week of my Christmas break. /sigh... This is not my idea of a vacation. lol

I must say tho, I am glad that it isn't worse. My hubby definitely has it worse. The poor guy has full blown bronchitis. :( Both the nurse and the doctor said he had a monster in his throat, lol.

The part that aggravates me about being sick is the lack of sleep at night. My cough is worse at night so it keeps me up, stupid cough. :P

Well, that is enough complaining. I had a good Christmas, aside from the sore throat. We had some good friends over and spent the afternoon with them playing Apples to Apples, I love that game. :)

Also, I finally got the iPod touch that I have wanted for what seems like forever, lol. So, on the bright side I've spent the past few days in bed, playing with my iPod. lol I tell ya between that and my phone, I never really have to leave my bed. Well, except to find something to eat and stuff.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Hopefully I will blog more, this little blogger app is actually ok. I'll just have to pay attention to auto correct. ;)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quizzical Questions: Christmas edition ;)

Ok, so it's not my typical Quizzical Question post but I'd say it's prolly more fun ;) I saw this on a couple blogs and wanted to fill it out too!! :)
 

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? 
I like both. But I seem to be drinking more cocoa this year - atm I am drinking Stephen's Candycane cocoa...mmmmm

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? 
Santa definitely wraps it all! I love wrapped presents, what's the fun in ones just sitting there?!

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?  
Definitely, colored lights! White just seems to be really boring to me. 

4. Do you hang mistletoe?  
I didn't this year. In our other apartment we had some that just hung there all year (fake mistletoe obviously) but we haven't gotten any since we moved.  

5. When do you put your decorations up?  
Right after Thanksgiving, except this year I think my hubby actually decorated the week of Thanksgiving 

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
hmmmm, I like it all!! But I think dessert always wins. Pumpkin pie...mmmmm 

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? 
Going to see Christmas lights, Salt Lake City has some fun neighborhoods for going to see lights. 

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? 
I don't remember, not at all...lol It's been too long..  

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? 
Yes we do! Except this year, I decided that since we open presents at midnight on Christmas eve, there is no sense in opening one on Christmas eve just to open the rest of them a few hours later at midnight. So I figured we'd open one at midnight the day before Christmas eve. Which would tomorrow night...except in my excitement I thought that night was tonight... Oops! So we've already opened our Christmas Eve gift...at least my hubby has promised to stop bugging me about opening gifts...lol We'll see if that lasts ;) lol

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Lots of colored lights, a bunch of ornaments and candy canes.
 

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? 
Snow?! What is this snow that you speak of?! In AZ we don't get snow...at least not where I live. So I actually miss the snow. I never thought I would say that...lol

12. Can you ice skate?
I... caaann... it's been a very loooong time since I have ice skated, or skated period. But I'm sure I still can, if not as long as I don't break anything, I think I'll be okay.
 

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? 
I've had plenty of amazing gifts. My friends and family always know just what to get me. :)

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Being with family and participating in traditions. It makes me so happy.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My typical answer would be pumpkin pie...but this year I tried pecan pie for the first time and I must say, it is a very close 2nd!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Hmmmm, I love all of the traditions. I think I am growing found of our latest tradition, which is opening presents at midnight. For night owls like us staying up and opening presents late is preferred to getting up early to open them. I know once we have kids that will change...of course maybe mom and dad will still have their Christmas at midnight. ;)
 

17. What tops your tree?
We have one of those pretty glittery stars, but my hubby puts some of the lights in the points of the star to make it shine. :) 

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
I LOVE giving. I am really super excited for Christmas this year, not because of what I could get but because I can't wait for my hubby to get what I got him. :)

19. Candy canes: yuck or yum? 
mmmmm candy canes.... /homer drool

20. Favorite Christmas show?
O man, too many to name!! Charlie Brown is definitely one of my favs. This year I am really wishing that my movie collection was bigger or that we at least had a video store to go rent movies from... Has anyone else noticed that they are all slowing going out of business?!
 

21. Saddest Christmas song? 
Christmas Shoes definitely http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpkI7GW2V34  

22. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
I have a whole list of favorite songs...want a copy of my mix tape?! LOL Everything from "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas to I want an Alien for Christmas. You name it, more than likely, I love it!! :)

It's OK Thursday 12.22.11


Its Ok Thursdays



My friend Julie does this "It's Ok" link up every week and I love it, but I can never really think of any witty "It's Ok" moments on Thursdays. Well, today I have a few...lol



"It's OK..."

...that I didn't get out of my PJ's today

...that I got my days mixed up and told my hubby that he could open a present today instead of tomorrow.

...that I am crazy in love with my new phone

...that I am super excited for Christmas

...that this is the first time I have turned on my computer ALL week

...that my phone is becoming my main internet source

...to put an extra scoop in your hot chocolate

...that the only reason I turned on my computer was because I felt like blogging and I needed to take pics of my new Christmas nail design :)

...that I am posting this blog post at 9 pm



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Nail Polish Tag



The rules are very simple:
1. Answer the 10 questions.
2. Pass this tag to 5 other bloggers.
3. Make sure the bloggers that you tagged, knows that you tagged them, by sending them a comment on their blog.

Now, here are the questions:

  1. How many nail polishes do you have? I never realized how many I had because I'd never counted them until today. I have 58, but we'll just say 60 because I am sure there are two bottles lying around here somewhere. LOL
  2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish? I love ALL nail polish!! I'm not one that really compares consistency, unless it's really bad, so I usually just go and get something inexpensive. I have quite a few of the Pure Ice brand. I do love OPI... but I don't like paying $8 a bottle for it. lol
  3. Do you like crackle polish, or do you hate it? I love crackle polish!! Although I find that the black crackles are really thick and goopy - of course that may just be because it's black.
  4. What is your first nail polish brand? First ever? I don't even remember.... But more than likely it was Wet 'N Wild
  5. If you're going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it? Not planning on having a nail polish line... I just plan on buying other peoples! :)
  6. What nail polish color does not compliment you? Yellow and orange are bad colors for my skin tone but I do have some for my fun nail art :)
  7. And what color does compliment you? Hmmmm, I would have to say red looks the best on me. 
  8. Name two of your best nail art friends? Hmmm, well I have one really good nail polish buddy. Her name is Julie and we get together almost every week for a homemade manicure :) I don't have any other nail polish buddies that live here in AZ. But I imagine if I lived in GA, my friend Jill and I would be nail polish buddies too! ;)
  9. What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received? I think I just got that today...my boss got me a big nail polish kit, with 14 polishes and all the fun manicure toys too!! 
  10. Make a speech about thanking the blogger who gave you this tag. No one officially tagged me for this tag, I just saw it on Polish Art Addiction and thought it looked like fun and wanted to do it. Some of the people I am tagging don't know me, but I love their blogs! :)
Pass it on to 5 bloggers:

Just for fun, here are some of my designs that I've done recently :)
Thanksgiving Nails - 

Turkey, Pilgrim Hat, Indian Corn, leaf for Fall and Newspaper print for Black Friday Sales ;)



Black Friday Nails - What I wore just to go shopping! ;)



Snowman Nails - This was last week's design and I think one of the cutest ones I've done so far, several other people agree with me...lol (not bad for no real dotting tools just really, really makeshift ones)




Christmas nails (aka this weeks design) - in honor of my last week of work for the year!!!
Santa, Rudolph, a present, a Christmas tree and a Cookie for Santa ;)

 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 10




Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge






Welcome to the Last day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!



Today's topic is: New Years Eve Memories/Pictures


I unfortunately don't have any pictures of any New Years. I do have memories tho. :) My New Year's are usually pretty simple. I don't think I've ever gone out on New Year's Eve, they are usually just spent at home, watching the ball drop and drinking Champagne with my hubby at midnight. 
 
When I was little my next door neighbor would celebrate by lighting off an M-80 - loudest sound ever!! 
 
I remember that in 2000 I spent New Year's in Utah with a bunch of my friends. I don't really remember specifics about the night but I do remember that I got all dolled up and told myself that this would be my new look for the new millennium. My look has changed since then...lol I am so glad that the world didn't come to an end that night. ;)

New Year's may not be much of a Holiday, but it always reminds me that there is so much more that is coming. It's always amazing to look back at a year and remember all that has happened.This year as I look back - I never would've thought that I would be where I am today. Who would've guessed that I would be the only one with a job at the end of 2011?! No one can foresee the future but it's always amazing how everything always fits together and works out in the end. 

This blog challenge has been so much fun!!! I hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. And I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!
 


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 9




Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge









Welcome to the Ninth day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: 2012 Goals/Resolutions


Hmmmm, I always have a hard time with this one. I could say that I resolve to lose weight but that one never works. I go on a diet for about a month, and then lose the ambition. So I know, I have a resolution to not have any resolutions!! 

I figure you never know what is going to happen, that is something that is wonderful about the future - you get to have new experiences all the time. Of course new experiences can be scary too. I would much rather live life to the fullest and enjoy my life, than try to stick to these resolutions and maybe miss opportunities that would've made life really great! After all, you only ever live once. Why not enjoy it?!







Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Official....

I am a college student, Again...lol I have been a college student for 4 semesters now. And none of those semesters have been consecutive. lol The funny (or sad) thing is that I work for a college and get free tuition - you would think that I would have a degree by now. But no, I am your typical college student. I don't know my student ID number and I have NO clue what I want to be when I grow up. LOL

Honestly, I am really happy where I am at in my career right now. I have worked my way up from being a receptionist to being more of an office coordinator. (aka Go to girl/Secret Weapon) I have had help, believe me but the truth is, I love what I do. So part of me is just comfortable right where I am and doesn't see the point of pursuing a degree.

It is that part of me that is very grateful for people who encourage me to get off my butt and go back to school. And I love the fact that one of those people is one of my co-workers. We were talking about classes today and I was telling her "O yeah I have a humanities, and a communication and a science class..." and she wanted to map me to a degree. lol Just having 4 classes is a far cry from having a degree but a little nudge in the right direction is all you need sometimes.

The other part of me that wants a degree, wants to have one by the time I am 30. *big sigh*... I've got 2 years, guess I'd better get crackin'!!

So, in the Spring I will be taking English. I may take another class too since my evenings will be really free. My hubby is also taking classes in the Spring and they are all evening classes. At least my hubby knows what he wants to go for and is going after it!! (He's going into culinary btw) Maybe by the time I have my general education courses done, I will have figured out exactly what to major in. One can only hope... lol




Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 8





Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge








Welcome to the Eighth day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Christmas Wish List


oooooo, Christmas Wish List!!!  How many presents am I allowed to have on my wish list?! Why don't I just link my Amazon wish list and you can buy me presents from there k?! No seriously, I do have a few things that I would like to get, but I really am not all that picky. Last year I didn't get what was on my wish list, but my hubby put a lot of thought into what he got me and it is afterall the thought that counts. :) 

 Here are a few things that I would like to have someday 
1. Kindle Fire
2. iPod Touch
3. Cast a Spell by Lulu Guinness - pretty perfume :)
4. Konad Nail Stamps
5. Nail Polish...lots and lots of it! lol I really want a few collections from OPI (mainly Katy Perry's and the Muppet's collections) 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 7




Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge







Welcome to the Seventh day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: How do you celebrate the holidays? 
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, etc.

Well, I only celebrate Christmas and it varies depending on the year. My hubby's mom lives 2 hours south of us so some years we go and spend the day with her and others we are just home. Either way, we are always spending time with friends and family and enjoying each others company. This year, my hubby's mom is coming up to us for Christmas so it should be a new experience. 

There is always one thing that is consistent with Christmas and that is the fact that my hubby is so excited for Christmas that we usually stay up late and open presents at midnight, as opposed to getting up early and opening them when we are groggy. Neither of us are really morning people. LOL 

When we have kids, I am sure that will change because how is Santa supposed to leave presents if we don't go to bed first eh?! ;)

 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 6



Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge






Welcome to the Sixth day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Christmas dessert/treat recipe

 hmmmm, there are so many sweets but one of my favorites and probably most easiest is Peppermint Cheesecake. It is one of the yummiest desserts ever! What's that? You wanted the recipe? Wellll, I guess you can have it. ;) 




Peppermint Cheesecake, in 3 steps
2 pkg Cream Cheese
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 C Starlight Mints, Crushed
1 Pre-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 C Cool Whip topping

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed mints. 
2. Pour into crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the remaining crushed mints.
3. Bake for 40 mins or until the center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and the remaining 1/4 cup crushed mints just before serving. 

To crush the mints, I just unwrapped them, put them in a ziplock bag and used a rolling pin or a can of soup to crush the candies.
I hope you like it! It is very, very yummy! mmmmmm

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 5




Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge







Welcome to the Fifth day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Ideal outfit for Christmas


Something pretty and red and sparkly - Of Course!! I actually have a sweater that I wear around the Holidays that is just that. But of course I wouldn't just tell you about any sweater.

This particular one was my grandma's (her name is really Mom-mom). Mom-mom passed away in 2009 and when she did, I ended up with this pretty sweater of hers. It wasn't until a few years later, when I was going through some pictures, that I realized that the pretty sweater that I got was actually the same sweater that Mom-mom wore to my wedding.

So I wear my pretty, red, sparkly sweater around the holidays and remember my dear sweet Mom-mom, so in a way I still get to spend the holidays with her too. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 4






Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge






Welcome to the Fourth day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials

Well, I could say "Charlie Brown Christmas" but I think that is probably a lot of people's favorite shows at Christmas, so I'm going to go with the movie Prancer. For those of you who haven't seen it, the movie is about a little girl named Jessica who finds one of Santa's reindeer - you'll never guess which one ;) Of course, it's Prancer. :)

So first of all, I already relate to the character simply because she shares my name. But the Jessica in the movie is also a little girl who LOVES Christmas and could listen to Christmas music all year round. My mom used to say that the movies little girl Jessica reminded her a lot of me. 

I unfortunately don't own Prancer so I haven't actually watched this movie in years. But it is one of my favorites. My mom told me that she just bought Prancer recently so she's going to have to watch it for me this year. :)  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

O How Pinteresting!! 11/30/11


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Pinteresting Wednesdays actually stems from The Vintage Apple blog. The image above links to that blog. Check it out!

Well, I haven't been on Pinterest much but I do have a few pins to share this week.

First of all I forgot to tell you guys that I made something inspired by a Pin last weekend. I made a pretty wreath.
 
Here is the wreath that I found on Pinterest (the tutorial link is under the picture)

Wreath Tutorial

And here is what mine turned out like! :) I had a lot of fun being creative and I really do like making wreaths too!





So, now to my pins. I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for fonts. So I found these two sites that offer FREE fonts for your computer. Check em out! 


12 Font Website 

Font Affair Website
 

Then I found 2 cute Nail polish designs - Of course...and aren't they just so cute?! I wish I had the stuff to do the Christmas trees. I love abstract nail art!!! :)

Ombre Nails

Cute Abstract Christmas Trees






I don't know about you, but I have a hard time with stocking stuffers. So I found 2 websites with Stocking Stuffer ideas!! Perfect for the holidays that are coming up! The one that is specific to men, also has other links to ideas for women too. :)

50 Stocking Stuffers for Men
150 Stocking Stuffer Ideas



Finally let's wrap up with some Wednesday Wisdom. "Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you." ~ Elsie De Wolfe




I hope you enjoyed my Pinterest finds for the week! If you have a Pinterest account and would like to follow me you can click HERE to see my profile. If you have a Pinterest account and a blog I encourage you to start your own Pinteresting Wednesday. Just visit The Vintage Apple to get your "Pinteresting" image, and start your own weekly post! I'd love to see your finds too! :)



Disclaimer: Pinterest is very addicting please join at your own risk. ;)


Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 3





Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge









Welcome to the Third day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Holiday decorations/decor


I love the Christmas tree, it is my favorite decoration. My hubby has been putting ours up every year but I am there to help. I help him string the lights - yay for artificial trees that you can spin ;) But my favorite part is hanging all of the ornaments.


This could fall under tradition too, but every year we get each other an ornament. That is a tradition that was passed down from my family - my mom did that for my brother and I when we were little. So every ornament that I hang has some sort of memory attached. I love reliving the memories and it helps make the Holiday that much more fun! :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 2







Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge







Welcome to the Second day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)

If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.

Today's Topic is: Favorite holiday tradition, new or old


 There are so many to choose from!! Well, I am a sucker for the holidays so I am going to go with going to see Christmas lights. This is one from my childhood. (There aren't many Christmas lights in Arizona) 

When I was younger we used to go and see Christmas lights every year. One year in particular we went up to a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, UT and they had a whole block of houses that were decorated. You drove through the neighborhood and each house had a sign up that was part of the Christmas story. So by the time you went through the neighborhood you were able to read the whole nativity story. I wish they had something like that here in Arizona. I would love to go and look at lights like THAT again. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 1






Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge





Welcome to the First day of 
Amber & Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge!! 
 
I will be blogging about one Holiday themed topic everyday for the next 2 weeks!! (11/28 -12/9)
If you want more information, or want to join the fun click HERE for more information.


Today's topic is: Favorite gift EVER received


There are so many to choose from, the one that pops into my head first is the Karaoke machine that my parents bought me. I honestly can't remember if that was Christmas or birthday tho because the two are so close together. But I loved that karaoke machine. It has fun memories attached. I don't think I ever really used it for real karaoke but I remember using the mic to sing songs with my friend Rachel. :) 

Another gift that is closely tied to the karaoke machine was the blue Sapphire necklace and earrings that my hubby got me the first Christmas that we went out. :) 





















Wednesday, November 23, 2011

O How Pinteresting!! 11/23/11


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Pinteresting Wednesdays actually stems from The Vintage Apple blog. The image above links to that blog. Check it out!






Happy Thanksgiving!! well tomorrow anyway - I hope everyone has something to be really thankful for this year. :)



I wasn't on Pinterest very much this week but it just figures that when I went to go and put this post together I ended up pinning new things instead. I guess I was going through withdrawal without even realizing it! HA!


All of these pins that I found this week are something that I would so make!! They are all easy and I plan on trying them ALL out!! :)



Food
mmmmm Sugar cookies!! These only call for like 3 ingredients and one of them is a cake mix! I am totally trying these!!! :)

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tips & Tricks
I found a whole bunch of uses for Hydrogen Peroxide. I didn't realize how many things you could use it for. The first was a recipe for making your nails white. This quick paste is simply 1 Tbs Peroxide, 2.2 Tbs Baking Soda. Let this paste sit on your nails for 5 minutes, rise off and voila! White nails! There are also other uses linked below the picture. :)

Other uses for Peroxide



DIY Product
Next is a recipe for liquid soap. I have really been into making my own cleansers lately. I found a recipe for an eye makeup remover on Pinterest and made that a while back (Eye-Makeup Remover blog post) and ever since I'd much rather spend less and make stuff as simple as eye makeup remover or in this case, liquid hand soap!! This recipe uses 1 1/2 bars of grated soap and it makes 2 Liters of liquid soap! I think I must try this soap next! :)

Liquid Soap Recipe




Christmas
The next thing I found was a recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce dough. I had all but forgotten about this, but as soon as I found it the memories came flooding back. When I was little my mom had these ornaments on our Christmas tree. They weren't as fancy as Martha Stewart's, but I think the simplicity of them was great! I am so glad that I found this recipe! I think my Christmas tree must have some! :)

Cinnamon Applesauce Bird Ornament Recipe


DIY - Jewelry
The last idea that I found was for a simple Pearl and Twine bracelet. I loved it!! It is definitely something that I could make fairly easily and love to wear it too! :)





Funnies
I found this cute picture of the tiny little kitten letting the big dog know who's boss! It so reminded me of my cat Rogue. When she was the new kitten in our house she stood up for herself against our other cat on their very first meeting. We knew that Rogue would have no problems taking charge. lol




Finally let's wrap up with some Wednesday Wisdom. "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength." ~ Mary Engelbreit

I think I needed this wisdom at the beginning of last week. lol That one is worth framing!





I hope you enjoyed my Pinterest finds for the week! If you have a Pinterest account and would like to follow me you can click HERE to see my profile. If you have a Pinterest account and a blog I encourage you to start your own Pinteresting Wednesday. Just visit The Vintage Apple to get your "Pinteresting" image, and start your own weekly post! I'd love to see your finds too! :)



Disclaimer: Pinterest is very addicting please join at your own risk. ;)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Amber & Neely's Holiday Blog Challenge







Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge








First of all, I must say I am so very glad that one of my blogger friends finds all of these fun challenges!!! Thanks Julie! I have decided to follow in Julie's footsteps (again) and am linking up with Amber and Neely for the Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge for two weeks. 

It begins on Nov 28th and ends Dec 9, and you can link up too! I would love to see your holiday themed posts. Just click on the button above to go to their post on it.


Here is the schedule of post topics:

  • Monday November 28th: Favorite gift received EVER
  • Tuesday November 29th: Favorite holiday tradition, new or old
  • Wednesday November 30th:  Holiday decorations/decor
  • Thursday December 1st:  Favorite Holiday movies/tv specials
  • Friday December 2nd: Ideal outfit for Christmas/New Years Eve festivities
  • Monday December 5th:  Christmas dessert/treat recipe
  • Tuesday December 6th: How do you celebrate the holidays? Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, etc.
  • Wednesday December 7th: Christmas wish list
  • Thursday December 8th: 2012 goals/resolutions
  • Friday December 9th:  New Years Eve memories/pictures

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ahhhhh Twilight!!! - No Spoilers I promise :)

Yes it is true, I am a "Twihard". I devoured the Twilight books when they came out, I swear there were a couple that I read in like 2 days. This coming from the person who is currently reading 4 books and just barely finished one after taking Ohhh...4 months to read it. LOL

Well, as I'm sure we all are aware, the first installment of the Breaking Dawn movie came out on Friday. And while I was at home in bed for the midnight showing I did have to go opening day! I went with my hubby and my friend Julie (who is also a Twihard - hope she doesn't mind being called that. lol)

Now since it's been so long since I've read the books, I don't remember every single little detail about what was wrong or different but there were some things that were. And I guess some of it was good because it added even MORE suspense to the movie - so I'm not really gunna knock it.

I think the most fun about going opening weekend is that the group of people in the theater are sooooo different than say if you went 2 weeks after opening. Everyone in the theater could definitely be classified as a Twihard so it makes everything more fun! :)

You get hear all the different reactions from people, the guys cheering for Alice, all the women gasping and cheering the first time Jacob took off his shirt. LOL And it's always fun to pick out the people who obviously haven't read the books and don't know what is coming in the last movie. LOL

Overall, I'd say the movie was really good. I was really leery about splitting the book into two movies but I think they pulled it off rather well. I can't wait to see the next one!!! Too bad I have to wait a whole YEAR!!!! Fail Twilight producers, Fail....


So, if you like Twilight - what "team" are you on Jacob or Edward? Or have you picked someone else? ;)



I Love Giveaways!!

I really, really love giveaways! I wanted everyone to know about the latest giveaway that Valentine Kisses is putting on. I celebrate Thanksgiving Valentine Kisses is giving away the following prize package:

Prize Details:
Includes: Victoria's Secret Baked Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Secluded Lagoon, Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight (a deep black shade; one of my favorite liners!), Diamond Cosmetics nail polish in Chainmail Charm (a holographic!), e.l.f. Cosmetics Nail Polish Remover Pads (18 count in the little jar), Sephora Body Butter in Vanilla Cupcake (1.7 oz size), Color Club nail polish in Jingle Jangle (from their 2011 holiday collection), and e.l.f. Cosmetics nail polish in Bubble Gum Pink.

This giveaway is going on now and will end on November 30th, 2011, so act Fast!!! :) Check out Valentine's Kisses blog post HERE




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

O How Pinteresting!! 11/16/11


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Pinteresting Wednesdays actually stems from The Vintage Apple blog. The image above links to that blog. Check it out!

Okay so last week I came down with a really bad cold and I completely forgot to put this post together. It wasn't until my friend Jill and I were talking about Pinterest that I realized it. And that was on Thursday...Oops! At least I am back and feeling MUCH better!! :) My co-workers are happy to have me back I am sure since I worked about 5 hours all last week.

Anyway, here are the pins that I have found this week. I will try to keep this one short. Since my last few have been like novels. lol

We'll start with food, since there is sooooo much of it on Pinterest. lol First I found the BEST way to make cinnamon buns, I can't stop thinking about making them so they must be good.

"Recipe" for Cinnamon Bun Method

Look at those, don't they just look yummy?! Plus you don't have to wait so long for them. You just cook pre-packaged cinnamon rolls in your waffle iron!! Genius!


Next is the yummy Applesauce Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting. I would want this recipe just for the Frosting recipe!! LOL

Apple Spice Cupcake Recipe










 Next are 3 Craft projects I found. Yes, I am already finding cute stuff for Christmas! And I am NOT ashamed to post them. LOL First is a cute ornament idea that at first glance I thought "O those look too elegant to be easy". I was terribly wrong, they are Super Easy. The link is HERE. The link down below is to an ornament site with cute ideas! Next is cute coaster made out of washers. And for being made out of hardware supplies I think they are Super cute! And last is a tutorial on how to makes Ornament Bulb Wreaths. I just may have to make one! :)



101 Ornament Ideas
Washer Coaster Tutorial
Ornament Wreath Tutorial















Lastly are 3 things that totally remind me of myself. LOL For those of you who know me, you know that I definitely LOVE a cup of coffee in the morning. And more often than not, it is the Only thing I have in the morning before lunch. So the first pin fit me perfectly. I may have to print that out and post it in my office. lol

Second is a math trick that I learned when I was in elementary school. Needless to say I learned how to multiply by 9 pretty well. Math and I have a Love Hate relationship - I love to hate it. LOL So this trick is by far one of the greatest things I learned in elementary school. :)

And last is a cute nail design that made me feel a little nostalgic. It reminded me of that black paper that you could scratch off and reveal the beautiful colors underneath. Talk about totally fun! :)






Thanks for reading all about my Pinteresting finds!! And as always I'd like to end with some Wednesday Wisdom. "Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings; Friends that turned into family; Dreams that turned into reality and Likes that turned into love."



I hope you enjoyed my Pinterest finds for the week! If you have a Pinterest account and would like to follow me you can click HERE to see my profile. If you have a Pinterest account and a blog I encourage you to start your own Pinteresting Wednesday. Just visit The Vintage Apple to get your "Pinteresting" image, and start your own weekly post! I'd love to see your finds too! :)



Disclaimer: Pinterest is very addicting please join at your own risk. ;)