Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day Eight: Least Favorite Thing About the Holidays

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Okay my absolute least favorite thing about the holidays is how tight I am on money because of all the gifts I have to buy! I love shopping and giving people presents but I hate being low on funds :(

Another thing I can't stand is wrapping my Christmas gifts. I am a perfectionist and can't stand when gifts are poorly wrapped so it takes me forever to get mine done! 

In other news...

This is the last full week of school for me! I am beyond happy because this semester was so stressful for me. I just keep telling myself after this week, I will be able to finally relax and enjoy life.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day Seven: Easy DIY Craft with Pictures

Go link up with Aly and Molly!

Okay I love crafts however I don't have the time between work and school to really do them anymore :(

One craft that I used to do all of the time though was make little Christmas trees out of pinecones.

There really is no certain way to do it- I would put beads and ribbon on mine but the possibilities are endless.

Hot glue guns work best to attach your decorations to the pinecone.

 They work as centerpieces or can even be made into Christmas tree ornaments!

Happy Monday friends!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day Six: Gift Ideas

This is kind of hard for me because there isn't anything that I am absolutely dying to have...BUT I am very easy to shop for because I am the typical girly-girl.

Here are some cute girly things that have caught my eye:

I heart anything Betsey Johnson.

I do need a laptop case!

I love this pillow from PB Teen.

I want this so bad! I love to bake cupcakes and this would make it that much better :)

This is sold at Fred Flare!

That's about it for some of the things I want but I am really happy with just about anything.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 5: Favorite Holiday Movie/TV Show Special

These are my favs :)


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Holiday

Just Friends

I would recommend any of these!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 4: Tips/Tricks to a Budget Friendly Holiday Season

I just have to say I hope everyone had a marvelous Thanksgiving! I certainly did :) There was so much food...

Now on to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge...
Go link up at the top of the post!

I am posting later today because I just got back from Black Friday shopping. I got three people completely crossed off my list of people to buy for so I am happy with that :)

I only really have one tip and I have already mentioned it once before but it's a good one! Before venturing out to shop, it is crucial to make a list of all of the people you plan on buying Christmas gifts for and how much you want to spend on them. I always do this every year and it prevents me from overspending on people and I never forget to buy for anyone.

Oh I just thought of another one...NEVER buy anything unless it's on sale! It is always tempting to buy something at first sight but chances are, it will eventually go on sale so it's better to wait.

Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope y'all are enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Eat lots of food, remember what you are thankful for, and spend time with family and friends :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day Three: Most Meaningful Gift/Best Gift You've Received

I wish I could say I have gotten a gift that was very heartwarming and sentimental but most of my gifts are just things I have on my wishlist every year. So I am going to list two gifts that I just love!

Last year my mom got me a CHI hair straightener. It's hard to believe I lived that long without one!

The second one I have not received yet but I already know one of the gifts my boyfriend is going to get me this year.

He has a big mouth and ruined the surprise but I love him anyway :)

I am horrible with directions and knowing where I am when driving so my boyfriend got me a navigation system! I can't wait to finally get some use out of it because I absolutely need one.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a wonderful day spending time with their families and eating yummy food!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day Two: Black Friday/General Shopping Tips & Tricks

I loved reading about everyone's traditions yesterday!
Go link up with Aly and Molly!

Okay I love to shop so naturally Black Friday is a very busy day for me.


It all starts the Sunday before Black Friday. The Sunday newspaper has all of the Black Friday deals in it so that's when I decide where I will be going to shop.

Of course in order to map out where I will be going, it is always good to have a list of all the people I will be buying Christmas gifts for and about how much I want to spend on each person.

On the day of Black Friday, I get up around 6 to be ready in time to get to the stores before they are picked over.

It is so annoying to get to a store and not find what I want! I hate that!

I am so looking forward to this Black Friday. Yummy Thanksgiving food followed by a day of shopping sounds perfect to me!

Have a great Tuesday everyone :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day One: Christmas Traditions

Today is the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge with Aly & Molly!
Go link up!

Every year on Christmas Eve, my second family (the boyfriend's family) has a party. Even though I have only been dating the boyfriend for almost a year, I have attended the party before this year because I have been friends with his family for a long time. The party consists of lots of yummy food and then everyone has to sit on Santa's lap to open one gift. It's a lot of fun and I am so excited for this year.

Last year's party...

I stole these pictures from my boyfriend's mom :)

My family has a tradition that we open all our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve at midnight because that's when Santa has delivered all of them. Last year we didn't do this because everyone was too tired to stay up but we better enforce it this year!

Here are some pics from last year...

I can't wait for Christmas to be here! Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Finally Friday!

Fun Fridays
Go link up with Jen!

It's my friend, Hannah's birthday today! Happy 20th Hannah Banana :)

This was a year ago at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Two years ago...

Today for her birthday we are going to get our nails done and then after work, we are going out to celebrate!

Tomorrow I get my hair done. Yay! My highlights have grown out and it is much needed. I like to say I am pulling a "Sarah Jessica Parker" with my dark roots.

After this weekend, my last research paper of the semester will be completed. I can't wait to get that monkey off my back!
 Now if only I had the motivation to do that paper...

Starting Monday I am participating in the "12 Days of Christmas" Blog Challenge. Thanks Kit for sharing about it!

Less than a week 'till Thanksgiving people! I am beyond excited :)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Awesome New Song

I love this song! It's called, "Bass Down Low" by The Cataracs feat. Dev.

Take a listen people!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

one. what time do you normally wake up?
I am up no later than 9 every day however there are certain days of the week I have to be up earlier like at 7:45 on school days. Bleh.
two. do you have a go-to song for karaoke?
I would never be caught singing in front of anyone so no, I sadly don't. (Or maybe it's not so sad because I am saving people from hearing my wretched voice)
three. if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Definitely green. It's my favorite color :)

four. what color best matches your personality?
Hmm well green is my fav but I think pink probably matches my girly girl personality best.

five. if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?
Thanksgiving dinner fo sho. I think if I was better than anyone else, that would make me a rockstar.

six. how many keys do you have on your key ring?
Three. My car key, my house key, and my boyfriend's house key.

seven. do you give your pets birthday/christmas gifts?
Yep :) A toy or a bag of treats.

eight. when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?
It depends on what kind of food it is...usually not but if it's like rice and beans then YES.

nine. if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?
Oh this is easy...my homework! I would never actually hire someone because that would be cheating but the thought is sometimes nice.

ten. when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?
Window seat because I have something to lean on when sleeping instead of some weird person I don't know.