Thursday, January 28, 2016

Obsessed

Totally obsessed with the new Nike + Sacai  collaboration



 I mean, I don't know if I should work out or go out!!




Obsessed with these 2 nail colors
Essie Merino Cool

Essie Full Steam Ahead




Obsessed with this chandelier
In my mind this is already hanging in my house.





Obsessed with this cover-up
along with the rest of the internet






Obsessed with this mask
your face will feel amazing





Obsessed with this book
and then was so excited to read this!!






Obsessed with these pants


and this top
they just look so damn comfortable





finally, obsessed with this show
now the hubs and I are not that far along but here are my thoughts

*he is innocent
*the police force is very corrupt
*I cannot believe this was not a mistrial
*people will do just about anything if they are on the hook for 36million



now I might just retract all of this after I watch a few more episodes.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Wrap up and Resolutions

We definitely had a December to remember.

We started off the month with our annual trip to Silver Dollar City to see the lights.
I have said it before, and I will say it again...if you ever have the opportunity to go to Silver Dollar City in December do it!!  It truly is spectatular and it will just make you happy, I promise!!


We decorated gingerbread houses

and checked out our competition around the city

not bad, but I still think ours was better.



We went to the Wild Lights at the Zoo

had a Christmas tea with our American Girl Doll

baked some cookies

went ice skating


saw Santa at the symphony, and heard beautiful music


and had a great holiday.


Now that the decorations are down, the kids are back in school, and the new year has started it's time to work on some resolutions


*Read, read, read-this is on my list every year but the benefits from reading; knowledge, vocabulary, intellectual curiosity, improved concentration, I mean its almost like free therapy.  I get my best recommendations from friends, here is what I hope to read in 2016





any other recommendations??




*travel every change I get
Don't you love a resolution that is pretty damn fabulous.  I have been working very hard on this one and have a few trips already lined up






*Try one new restaurant a month- I feel like I already do this, but now that it is official I really have to dine out a lot.  It is a win win for everyone, I get a great meal and the chefs/owners are getting business, just doing what I can to support my city.

Looks like I am good through April





*Have one on one dates with my children and my hubby
family is everything, right!!


and one last one for good measure
*go to the gym- does it count if I already do this??  Is it still a resolution??  
I am not going to lie, I am in it for the cute clothes

Happy 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

12 Cookies of Christmas

Growing up my mom always made 12 different varieties of cookies for the holidays (I know, she had a lot of free time right) for the 12 days of Christmas.  While I would like to say that I am so organized that I too make 12 different cookies, that is just not the case.  If I make 4 kinds then I call that a success.  

I have rounded up my top 12 cookies, so if you are feeling motivated I promise you cannot go wrong with any of these!!











Jewel Cookies
I personally think raspberry jelly is the best and it must be bonne maman



Decorator Sugar Cookies
If you have children and you only make 1 cookies, this needs to be it!!  One of my best childhood memories is icing cookies with my brother and sisters and this was the recipe my mom used.  I know, butter crisco, but this is so. damn. good.   If you have an ounce of restraint then bake away.



Meringue Cookies
We call these nighty nights in my home because they sit in the oven overnight.  I always leave out the  nuts, that seems to be a bit too much.