Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting: Christmas Edition

Happy Wednesday/Last Day of November!

Today is going to be a great day.
Know how I know that?

Well.... 

1. Today is the day for my favorite link up.
2. Today I'm linking up for day 3 of a Holiday challenge.
3. Today I'm going shopping for what both link ups are about!

Can you guess what it is?
Well I guess the title pretty much gives it away huh!

CHRISTMAS!!

So without further ado I'm linking up with Michelle from The Vintage Apple for:

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AND with Neely and Amber for their:


Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge

We're on Day 3 of the challenge and today we get to share our favorite Holiday Decor.

But I'm gonna show you my favorites that I've found on Pinterest instead!
This is where I'm getting all my ideas for our apartment and this afternoon I'm hitting up Hobby Lobby (50% off Christmas decor!) to Christmasfy everything! 

See told ya it was gonna be a good day!

So here we go!


Source: etsy.com via Kathleen on Pinterest


Source: etsy.com via Kathleen on Pinterest






Source: etsy.com via Kathleen on Pinterest













Source: etsy.com via Jordan on Pinterest


Looking at Christmas decor makes me very happy.
Can't wait to show y'all what the apartment looks like after all the decorations are up!

Hope your last day of November is fantabulous! :)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey and a New Holiday Challenge

Hi Friends...

Well my first attempt cooking Thanksgiving dinner was a HUGE success.
Believe it or not Suz and I actually managed to cook a 14 lb turkey!
It turned out PERFECT.
Unfortnately I don't have pictures of the finished turkey(forgot to snap one..picture fail).
But here are a few others!



Yeah no pictures of people....it was Thanksgiving...it's all about food.

We had such a blast cooking all day.
It definitely made being away from home for the first time a ok.  Except for the fact that in the middle of dinner I caught Suz's head cold.
And kept it for two days.  NOT ok.  

Now it's on to my favorite holiday CHRISTMAS!! 
We haven't decorated the apartment yet, but we did get out Christmas tree.
It's sans ornaments and stuff right now but come Wednesday and Thursday this apartment is gonna look like Buddy the Elf attacked it.  
Also the Disney parks and hotels are all decked out. You can bet your buns photos of that will be shown soon.

Now Neely (A Complete Waste of Makeup) and Amber (Brunch with Amber)  are hosting another challenge!  I had so much fun playing along with their Fall challenge that I knew I had to play along with their CHRISTMAS challenge to here we go:


Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge

I missed the first day but that's ok because I don't think I could have picked my all time favorite Christmas gift.

Today we get to talk about favorite Christmas traditions.
I have a couple.

My parents have always made sure that we spent Christmas with both sides of our families.
So it's tradition that before Christmas we go to my Dad's parents house and do Christmas with his side.
Then we spend Christmas eve and day with just out family of 4.
After Christmas we head up to Ruidoso, New Mexico and do Christmas with my mom's family.

Other Christmas traditions we have are opening one present on Christmas eve, opening our stockings first on Christmas morning, and mom making breakfast after we've opened presents.

This year I won't be there to do any of our traditions.
Right now I'm not feeling sad or depressed about it, but just wait until the week of Christmas.
Then I might be singing a different song.


Hope your Tuesday is great!
Mine will be because it's my Friday!
Toodles.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!


This year I have so much  to be thankful for:

-Living my dream working for Disney.

-Great roommates who make spending the holidays away from home totally ok.

-A loving family who supports and loves me.

There is tons more, but unfortunately I have a head cold  thanks to my roommate Suzanne, and I can't think super straight.

It is not fun.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of food, friends, family, and TURKEY!






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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting!

I know I've said this before but I'm gonna say it again.

I love Wednesdays because not only is it my Saturday (ie. my day off) it means that it's time for:

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Here are some of my favs from this week.























"There's no crying! There's no crying in BASEBALL!"
One of my favorite movies EVER!
Source: imdb.com via Kathleen on Pinterest


Alrighty well it's time to run to Hobby Lobby and the grocery store because my roommates and I are making out very own Thanksgiving dinner today.
Since we all have to work tomorrow.
Well I don't.
Which kinda sucks since it's my first holiday away from home and I'm actually really depressed about it.
But I'm doing everything I can to stay busy and have a great Thanksgiving with my Disney family.

I hope you all have a great day!
And if you're traveling today....have safe travels! 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Makeup

Let's talk about makeup.

My makeup routine is VERY SIMPLE.
I use the exact same makeup everyday and I rarely change it up.

It's consists of a little foundation, eyelid primer, brownish eyeshadow, tad bit of liner and mascara (which I NEVER leave the house without).  Then sometimes I'll brush a little blush on my cheeks.

But that is it. It literally takes me about 7 minutes to do my makeup everyday.

So when it came time to get our makeup done for the wedding, I was surprised when Monica told me the makeup artist would be using airbrush.

It was amazing.

Seriously my skin looked flawless.
She did an amazing job with all of my makeup actually.
Even used fake eyelashes (which I have never used).  It felt kinda weird but you get used it after about 5 or 10 minutes.

I let the makeup artist (her name was Chelsea) take before and after pictures of my makeup.
They put it on their Facebook page so people can see their work.

And I've decided to share that photo with you lovely ladies.
Just so you can see how crazy cool airbrush is.

Now be prepared, I look pretty scary with no make up on.
You have been warned:


Bah...that looks awful.  
Can you see why I never go out in public without mascara on?

 Now here is the picture AFTER:


I know you're thinking: WTF!
Cuz that is what I thought when I saw it. 
My friend Jordan said I look like a Toddlers and Tiaras: Ultimate Grand Supreme winner.
That cracked me up.

Needless to say it was weird seeing my face all done up like that.
Because again I NEVER wear makeup this heavy.
But you know what? 
I LOVE IT! 

I wish I could have a makeup artist follow me around and use airbrush on me everyday of the week.
It would be delightful.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding

On Friday one of my best friends tied the knot with the love of her life.

Monica and Bobby have been together for 8 years and it was such a joy to see them officially become man and wife before God and all of their loved ones.

Instead of rambling on about the wedding though I'm just gonna share pictures with y'all.

Here we are at the rehearsal dinner.
Best bridal party in the world! 


The morning of we went and set up a little of the reception hall.
But not for long because we had a full day of hair and makeup!

Here are 4 of 8 lovely bridesmaids.


And here we are AFTER hair and makeup.
ALL READY TO GO!






Here's our beautiful bride gettin her makeup did!


At the church fixin to put on her dress!


My bouquet!


Bride and MOH!


Here's the groomy!
He cried when he saw Monica walking down the isle to him.
It was the sweetest moment I've ever seen.


Reception time!


Mom and Dad came to Houston for the wedding!




Got to see some old friends! 



One of my favorite couples!


Seriously y'all this was one of the most heartfelt weddings I've ever been too.
Everyone was so excited to see Bob and Mon exchange their vows (they wrote their own) and there was not a dry eye in the whole church.

They are def a couple to be admired.

I hope one day soon I find someone who love me as much as Bobby loves Monica!

Congrats you two!
I love you both!

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