Monday, December 19, 2011


Christmas has overwhelmed me this year, I've never felt as woefully unprepared as I do this year. I do a lot of homemade goodies, and there just isn't enough time this year to do all I want. I luckily made just enough Limoncello to give to family - there is not even enough left over for us! But they sure do look cute, huh?

It was a jam-packed weekend. Made a HUUUUUUUGE dent in our Christmas shopping (and our checking account - eek). We're down to just two more things we need to buy.

I have two - count em, TWO- holiday decorations up (one that I got from our "Dirty Santa" exchange at work). I feel like a major failure. No lights, even though I really wanted outside lights this year. :( Sigh. The mailman, our favorite neighbors and friends will NOT be getting any cookies. Sorry. I've wrapped exactly ONE gift.

But here is the good stuff - I will get to see SO much family! Going up to Ohio to see all my peeps, then two Christmases with Josh's peeps when we get home (one that we are hosting). I'm so excited to see my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who are coming in from Colorado. And you know what? The only person who is going to know how unprepared I am is me. So I better just get over it!

In addition to my whirlwind shopping weekend, I got my "hairs did".

(my face looks so skinny here. I'd be lying if I said I didn't love it!)

My hairdresser really helped to thin it out with layers (my hair is ridiculously thick and there is a lot of it), but it is still plenty long. So long in fact, that I had to stand up when she trimmed the back of it. Josh absolutely loves it and had to snap this pic of me with a dog butt in my lap last night.

Also, I needed a new coat badly, so I was thrilled to find this one at TJ Maxx that makes me look and feel super skinny.... for 24 bucks. Small price to pay for such a big ego boost, haha!

Wishing everyone in blogland very happy holidays!!!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute coat. Great color with jeans.
    We just had the crock pot cream cheese chicken chili tonight. Quite a coincidence! Haven't had it since my last post. It serves at least 4 people.
    I hope you like it. It's so easy.
    Rita (Rita's Recipes)