Friday, November 30, 2012

Random Friday Rant.

Thank God it's Friday!

Ahh, this has been a crazy and hectic week so I am ready to kick back and relax. I love how I say that but in reality I need to make 2 dozen cookies for my first ever cookie exchange party tonight before I can "relax." But I am excited regardless. I feel very grown up by being asked to participate in the party... I am sure there will be plenty of wine drinking but still, this event screams "grown-up" to me. I am planning on making Corn Flakes Wreath Cookies (glorified rice crispy treat) and Andes Mints chocolate cookies.
I was an impulse buyer last night and purchased this print of my alma mater's pub scene. Yeah Miami University! As soon as I saw this I thought "oh that's funky and cool," but then I realized I had to have a copy... It seems only fitting since I have spent many nights dancing, drinking, gossiping, and hockey player people watching at those places. Now I need a frame... I bought it so fast that I don't even know how big or small it is. Who does that?

I made my boyfriend a stocking earlier this week, but I finally got around to making my own. So now we have matching Christmas stockings... P.S. How unfortunate to have the initials S&M... I mean really?
While the boy was at hockey last night, I got to watch his pride and joy... Lola.
Not to wish my weekend away but I cannot wait for Sunday's new episode of The Walking Dead. I am upset its the mid-season finale which means I have to wait MONTHS in order to get my fix. My boyfriend and I watch this show religiously. Sundays are meant for getting take out dinner and eating from the coffee table ready for it to come on. So to make up for the hiatis, looks like I'll have this youtube video on repeat. Hello, Daryl Dixon...
Norman Reedus is my ultimate celebrity crush. Love love love.
Wow, this has been the most random post I have ever done. I like it. So that is what I am loving this snowy and cold Friday morning.
What are you loving? Any Walking Dead fans out there? Enjoy your weekend, loves.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Gifts? Check.

Last night after work, I laced up my snowboots and tracked out into the snowy downtown shopping district to pick up the last of my christmas presents. Yes, you read that right...

I am officially done with Christmas shopping!

Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday I have checked everything off my list and now I can kick back and relax the entire month of December. How great does that sound?

How can you not get in the Christmas mood when the outside of your apartment looks like this? I love living in Michigan.
Did you guys partake in Black Friday? Check off a few (or all) gifts for your love ones?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Prep.

So after 4 days off from work and plenty of shopping, I am now back in the engineering office trying to get motivated for a week of craziness. I miss "vacation" already.

Over my time off, I started to decorate my apartment for Christmas. It's a family tradition to go tree shopping the day before Thanksgiving, so I picked out my beautiful tree and couldn't wait to decorate it. I was surprised to find out that the boy is kind of obsessed with tree decoration. It was the first time I had gotten all my ornaments I have been collecting for years out and it was fun to see what I have purchased over the years. 
I still want to make the Pinterest inspired tree skirt... so thats on the to do list. I bought a dollar store one (shown above) to revamp into a ruffled-filled white skirt.
I made Mike a stocking... the store bought ones are never big enough. I put one DVD in a stocking and boom its I decided to go BIG. You can't really tell but this stocking is as long as the window. Amazing! So I just sketched out an "m" and added some sparkle. Love it. (Now I need to make myself one!)
I wrapped his stocking stuffers.
It definitely helped that Black Friday was a HUGE success. After spending 4 1/2 hours at Walmart, Mike and I walked away with a 40" TV, Blu-ray Player, new sheets, and enough DVDs/TV series to keep us occupied for another year.
Christmas is so soon and I am ready for it. I only need a few more presents and I am done with my gift-buying. I cannot wait to just kick back and relax once Decemeber hits. I want to enjoy next month.

Are you Christmas decorating? Did you partake in Black Friday? Any good deals? I want to hear about it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Off To The Polls.

Tonight is the night. Election day is finally here.

Mike and I will be going together to the polls after work to cast our votes. It feels more officially this year since the last presidential election I had to fill out my absentee ballot from Ohio. But tonight I cannot wait to punch my ballot for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!
(And also to vote for my good friend as Michigan's State Representative again)
Afterwards, we will be getting cuddled up in front of the TV with our amazing coozies...
and red/white/blue cupcakes to wait for the results. Hopefully, we will see a change for the country with a win for Romney/Ryan.

Make sure you guys get out and vote for what you believe in.
Are you planning a little election party? How will you celebrate? Will you vote?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Just A Little Wishlist.

Happy 1st of November!
Ahh, I cannot believe it. October went by way too fast, however, it was such a fun month. Now it's time to look forward to Thanksgiving, Election Day, and of course my personal favorite, Black Friday. I started throwing my list together in order to give my parents and boyfriend ideas. So here is what I am lusting over:

1. Daisy by Marc Jacobs Perfume
2. Michael Kors Turquoise Watch
3. Walking Dead Season 2
4. Kate Spade Hi-5 Mittens
5. Ralph Lauren Sweater Boot Socks
6. Long Black Winter Jacket
7. Michael Kors Black Purse

The boy is getting an iPod for Christmas. So I need to order that baby, because I want to get it engraved. I even have started buying little things for his stocking already... Okay, now I sound crazy. But honestly I love giving presents, so I obsess over it a little bit too much.
What are you guys asking for this Christmas? Anything I should add to my list?!