Friday, December 21, 2012

The Countdown is on!

TWO 1.5 more hours people!
Then I am free (hopefully) from work for 11 days!
Holy guacamole!
(can you tell i'm just a leeetle excited?!)

there is so much i need to do... since i've been working my butt off i'll fill you in on some of the happenings (in bullet form of course)

  • we are hosting Christmas Eve dinner for G's family. the menu includes a lasagna, green beans, mashed potatoes and... a NINETEEN POUND TURKEY! like whoa! wish us luck, we brine tomorrow!
  • i am *almost* done with my christmas shopping. just a few more last minute gift cards to pick up from target this weekend and we can call it a wrap!
  • i'm soooooo curious as to what i'm getting for christmas! even though i said i didn't really need or want anything, my stocking appears to be full! however, i was banned from looking at and/or even touching said stocking until Christmas
  • i may have spent all last saturday night watching my favorite christmas movie ELF.
 
  • i also may have a small beauty product addiction... i have imposed a ban on purchasing anything else until i pay off some of those crazy annoying credit card bills. eek!
  • i'm going to meet my friend's sweet darling baby tonight and i'm super excited! who doesn't love new car baby smell? plus i got her more cute outfits!
  • we're hitting AC for NYE -- hubby scored us a free package at the Taj. this also means we're sure to LOSE money playing when we go down. But its a room for 2 nights, 5-course buffet dinner, open bar, band, NYE ball drop and brunch the next day, so we're taking advantage. now i also need to find a new dress for the occassion!
  • my car is officially MINE. well technically it belongs to me when i was married to my first husband. nothing a trip to the DMV and some divorce papers can't fix!
Since i'll probably be too lazy busy to blog, i hope each of you have a blessed holiday and you get to spend time with your families and loved ones! I'll see ya's on the other side!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reflecting...


Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."


Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
**First seen on Kristen's blog**


 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sick to my stomach...

Today opened up with yet another vicious, senseless act of violence from an incredibly disturbed individual. All these acts of extreme violence, and this one specifically on LITTLE KIDS! It just sickens me that for every person out there doing their best to live good lives, there is someone who is just PURE EVIL.


I am heartbroken for all those families that lost loved ones... the small innocent children who will never get a chance at life... the teachers and adults that died as HEROES, protecting the little ones.


So today, take a moment to love a little harder, be nicer to not only your family members and friends, but also to strangers. Moments like today shake our faith to the core, but there IS good out there. We just all have to make a conscious effort to spread the good and not the evil. So PRAY today and everyday, that this country, this world can find a way to end this unnecessary and senseless violence.




Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Funny & A Blate

Yo, yo, yo party peeps!

Have a few minutes in between looking at nasty, deformed male anatomy (yes, that project again) to post this HIGH-larious video that mocks Instagram... I heart my Instagram, but ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny.



And in other exciting news... my blate cherry was popped last night! 
By the darling Nikki at My Life, My Way. 


We met up for dinner at Fridays and it was SO SO great meeting her! We have a ton in common (aka arm candy & ex's) and time flew by. I definitely can't wait til we can get together again! Unfortunately we're both bad bloggers and got NO pics together... next time, promise! Go check out her awesome blog if you have a hot minute! Someday I really hope I can meet some more of you (Jenn, Shannon & Michele, and Katy you KNOW i'm talkin' to ya's!)

And that my friends, is what i have to offer you today.
TGIAF!





Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Letters

Howdy friends!
No small talk today, let's just jump into the link-up!




Dear YouTube: Thank you for sucking me in with your endless hours of beauty blogger videos. I know now how to HAC (Hightlight and Contour), achieve false lashes with 3 different types of mascara, and have Victoria's Secret runway make-up (you forgot to mention that you still need the crazy amazing bodies though)... Dear Fridge: Sorry you're so empty. I promise to fill you this weekend... insert sad face... Dear Sims FreePlay app: You are sucking the life out of me. These SIMS are so damn needy! But let's face it, i love that i can make my own mini world of drama in the palm of my hand. You got me, i'm addicted... Dear Sephora: Thanks for the awesome $15 off of $50 coupon you so graciously stuck in my e-mail the other day. Don't mind if i do!... because i really really need more products... Dear Ulta nail polish: We have such a love/hate relationship. The color is great. The consistency of your polish sucks... Dear Work: I'm glad you finally slowed down a tad. Now i don't have to jump off a bridge... Dear CVS/Ulta/Rite Aid/Target: Thanks for being close enough so that i can fill the happiness void in my life (because of work) by buying products. Tons and tons of products. (Quick recap of what i bought this week: ELF neutral eyeshadow palette, ELF eyebrow kit, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Ulta nail polish in Envy, mini eyebrow razor, Nivea Lip Balm Holiday pack, big round brush, Organixx Coconut Hibiscus Body Lotion, and the list goes on...)

Happy Friday Friends!