Friday, November 30, 2012

Holly Jolly Tag

It's almost been a full week since I was on blogger. :( Unfortunately, school and work have been consuming most of my days. I do have a Black Friday haul to share(have yet to take pictures OR put anything away) I have a Thanksgiving weekend post. And I have a Trans Siberian Orchestra post.
I saw a couple girls on YouTube doing this Holly Jolly tag, and I thought it would be fun to do. :) So instead of my other posts, I'm going to do this first. {I don't know what it is with me and tags lately, but their fun!
Holly Jolly Tag
1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute? I try my absolute best to start Christmas shopping on black friday, most of the time it happens, but I usually just get little things. This year I started to purchase small things for Christmas, but nothing big yet. I honestly can't believe it's going to be December 1st tomorrow. Where has the time gone?!
2. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be? The Grinch, duh! If you know me you know why I love this movie so much. :)
And if I could be any character it would have to be Cindy. She knows the true meaning of Christmas! That maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. That maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!
3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? I really do love both because I get to spend it with all of my favorite people. I think I like Christmas Eve more because it's more magical. It is so quiet Christmas Eve! Does anyone else think this? It's like the whole world goes to sleep early so they can wake early to open presents.
I also love Christmas Eve because I go to church with family, have dinner with my family and then I spend the rest of my evening with my fiance's family and we play the game "Who Can Find the Pickle?" A lady from work told me about it, and we have been playing it ever since. After we play that we open up presents. :)
Last year I bought my fiances and brothers cats a present too! They absolutely love the treats Temptations, so I bought 4 bags of them and put them in a little gift bag. They were SO excited when I opened up the gift bag and showed them all their Temptations. I even let them pick which bag they want first. LOL I have no clue if they can actually smell inside the bags, but you never know!
4. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it? My family puts up their Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. My fiance and I put ours up a few days later. And the fiance & I decorate our tree.We only have a small white tree because we live in an apartment. But one day we will buy a real tree for our own home. It's those little things I look forward to... but anyway we put on Christmas music and decorate and take pictures. :)
5. White lights or colored lights? White! Colored ones are fun though! I have white ones on my white tree and for my pink tree for my bedroom at home they are pink lights!
Hello Kitty ornament. :)
6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise? I love the surprise! When I was a kid I must admit I peeked a few times though!
This is my "surprise happy face". My fiance captured it very nicely... lol
And in case you were wondering what the gift was...
7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa's Workshop? This is an odd question. I guess a gingerbread house because I don't want to work in santa's workshop lol.
8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions! Ahhh! Well I kind of already did. I usually work in the morning and go to church with my family at night and have dinner with my family... After that we go to my fiance's house and open up presents! :)
Christmas Eve last year. I was trying to get Odie to look at me, but he kept looking away. This was at my fiance's house.
And this was tired Odie from jumping around all the wrapping paper. He loves it!
9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be? My fiance, DUH!
It's not a mistletoe, but it's from last year. :)
10. What tops your tree? At my parents house they have an angel, in my room I have a pink glitter star, at our apartment we don't have anything!! I just realized that. What a bummer. lol
11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas? Not without googling it. :)
12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling? No! I am a horrible singer!
13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left? Yes I do! On my phone it says: 25 days!
We also have a countdown with our Christmas decorations.. I don't have it set up yet though! Here he is though, haha, I didn't even realize it said 25 days.. what a perfect time to post. lol
14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season? Cookies!! Every year we bake cookies and I have taken on the role at our apartment. :)
Taking home cookies!
15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you've grown older? Spending time with family. Every year we all get together. I think what made it even more special for me is coming home for Christmas. Being away all year for school makes it extra special to come home to family & friends for the holidays. :) When I have children I think I will have a different answer though.

I tag whoever wants to do this fun. I had a lot of fun doing it, and didn't even realize how many photos I have during Christmas time!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Black Friday Picks.

I have been doing a lot of online shopping since yesterday, and I want to share my top picks for black friday. Somethings I purchased, some I didn't. New York & Company is having 50-70% off their entire website with free shipping, no minimum. And in store, but I believe it was only until 2:00PM today.. I love this red turtle neck with a tiny keyhole. I love it in the red, but it does come in other colors. On sale today for $15.00. You can find it here.
This shirt I purchased online. I am loving the sequins! This was $27.47 with the discount. Unfortunately they only have black left. I purchased the grey one pictured here. You can purchase the black one here.
Next is American Eagle.. Surpisingly I found a lot of cute things on their website. I did wonder into American Eagle on friday, but I couldn't shop, it was just too crowded. 40% off online and free shipping, so what was the point? That's how I figured it. Anyway, I found two pairs of shoes I'm loving from there.. Have not purchased but I might..
Leave me know which ones you like better. I do not want to purchase both.

Next is Kohls.. I did purchase a lot from there the past 2 days but I also purchased online. I feel like Kohl's had some amazing deals. And on top of their sales I had a 15% off coupon plus a $5 off coupon!
Here are the things I purchased online.
$5.00 cupcake/bow necklace. Shown in a previous post. Finally purchase.
Lauren Conrad bow red gloves. $5.00 Also shown in a previous post.
Lauren Conrad red bow beret. Also shown in a previous post.
Lauren Conrad polka dot red scarf, also shown in a previous post.
Can you tell I was on a red kick? Lauren Conrad polka dot blouse. It's going to look so cute for the holidays. I plan on tucking it into a skirt. You can find this shirt here. It comes in other colors as well.
And of course I still really, really want this skirt, did not purchase. I should have. You can find it here.
Did you go out black friday or did you stay in?

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'm Thankful For...

I realize I am a date late with this post, but I really wanted to do it so I am going to anyway. My blog, my rules. :P Hahha.
First of all, how was everyone's Thanksgiving?!?! Mine was filled with lots and lots of delicious food! Maybe too much... I even went out to the dreaded Wal-Mart on black friday and bought lots of goodies. Actually, I did black friday twice, last night and this morning at 5:30 am sharp, not to mention I was out till 2:30 last night. Needless to say, I just woke up from a nap. I'll share more on that another day.
Today I want to share what I am thankful today and for everyday.
I am thankful for my fiance.. I really am so thankful for him everyday of every year. He truly means the world to me and I'm not sure how I would function without him. He's my everything and I am so thankful to have him in my life and am so thankful to call him my fiance.
I am thankful for my family.. I am so thankful that they are supportive of everything I do and everything I want to do. I am thankful that they are always there for me even though we haven't had the best of relationships..
These photos were taken two years ago on Christmas. We need family photos and my dad was just talking about this on Thanksgiving. One day.
I am thankful to my second family.. My fiance's family. They were always there for me when my family wasn't, and they have always been there for me. I love them to pieces!
Lastly, I am thankful for my two very best friends. They are always there for me and always listen to me. I don't know what I would do without them!
Have a great black friday everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Haul & Dark Hair!

Just a little note: I am still not doing posting photos from my birthday, but I am taking a break to post about a little haul I did over the weekend and my hair.

A new clothing store opened up in my area and I wanted to check it out. 
It's called Label Shopper.
Not sure if anyone has ever heard of this store before?
Anyway, I decided to check it out to see what they have.
I was really surprised when I found they sell American Eagle jeans, sweaters, shirts. Aerie products, Express, all at a discount! I'm assuming it's old stock, or over stock, because I have seen these items in the stores. I picked up two things. A skirt from Express that cost me $12.99, and a sweater for $11.99.

This skirt is so pretty. I love th buttons down the front. Would be perfect for the holidays!

I bought this in a size medium so it would be bigger on me. 
I love the print of it.

 Picture of the back of it. Would be cute with leggings.

Now onto my hair...
I always have such a hard time with this. 
I like when I am tan with highlights.
In the winter I always go to a light blonde because I get so pale and I don't want to look sickly. lol
Which usually ends up having anyway because I am so pale!
I am using self tanner, I assure you! I would be much paler in these photos if I didn't.
Anyway, it's a love hate relationship right now for me. 
I dyed my hair really dark this time.
My mom says she loves me with dark hair.
I've gotten all kinds of compliments, now I need your input!! 
The fiance loves it actually, says I look younger, which is always a good thing!! :)

Roots. :(


Ok, I am totally camwhoring in the next few photos. 
But be honest! 
It does show up a lot light only because I am in the light.

Ok, that's enough of me.
SO, what do you think? 
Go back to highlights?

Have a good Thursday everyone!