Saturday, December 15, 2012

perle perla le perle

New York City’s landmark Fifth Avenue Cartier store was purchased in 1916 by Jacques Cartier by trading two pearl necklaces for the retail space.

What have your pearls done for you today?

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Friday, December 14, 2012

I'm praying so hard.

For all those in and affected by the horrific shooting today in Conneticut

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in
hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'm thirsty

CHECK that one off the list!

Hey, guess what? NYC is super busy and full of people.  NYC on a Saturday in the month of December is a whole new animal.  Have you ever seen the documentaries on Elephants during the warm season when the water dries up and they all stampede for miles and miles heading for the same little stream of water?  Then the camera pans out and all you see are thousands of elephants shoulder to shoulder for miles and miles, pushing and shoving to try to move just an inch closer to the water?  Yeah NYC on a Saturday in December is kind of like that.

Pictures? HA! There is no room or time to turn the camera on and aim, much less focus.  This is the lone picture of the husband and I (thanks Mom for being brave enough to stand still for more than 3 seconds!) The blur is minimal so I will take it.

  You see this tree?  It's the stream with the water. 

Eventually you just throw your camera in the air and wave it like you just don't care. 

And maybe you will get lucky and get a decent shot to share with all your bloggers! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Xmas in NYC

I am taking a few short days off, but I have the ultimate Bloggers excuse! I'm going to New York City

So excited to cross one of my bucket list!

Updates promised on Monday!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wedding in 53 days

November 29th 2011 he asked me to Marry him.
January 21st 2012, in our home, I did.

I thought it was time to share some of my favorite moments with you.

The cake topper is the same one used at my parents wedding

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I feel a panic as i post this "gift wish list" for myself.  I mean how do i stop adding items to this list?  I am literally anxious to hit the publish button because i just know as soon as I do something even more fantastic will appear for me to want. 

And then feeling that way makes me feel small and shallow, like a bad person who has completely lost the magic that is Christmas.  But just as quickly I remember that most likely if any of this is purchased it will be by me, with the money i busted my butt to earn.  Money that is left over because my bills are paid, my savings has been added too and my loved ones are taken care of. 

Then i realize the gift is that i am so very proud of myself. 

And i deserve it.

Getting to a point in life where you realize you are worth it is huge.  And if I'm going to stand proud in this part of my life then I deserve to look good doing it :)

My Xmas "Gift Wish List"

                                     Similar Boots                              Similar Necklace                             Same Pants

   Similar Sweater                      Same T-shirt                                Similar Snood

Monday, December 3, 2012

Roofs were raised

Check, Check, Check it out! 

It's time for me to brag about all of my Christmas Decor! 

Don't worry... i won't make you look at allllll my Christmas funnery (i made that word up but it just works right?)  Here is a highlight of some of "My Favorite Things" Yes, that would be a witty holiday inspired comment if I believed that "My Favorite Things" was a Christmas song but NO. Don't. Get. Me. Started. on that.  That is a beautiful Sound Of Music track, NOT a Christmas song.  Ok before I get off topic...

Look at me! I re-purposed! Whoop, whoop! (*hands are raising roofs*)



Do you have any Christmas Decor from your childhood that stands out?  These three angels embody Christmas from my childhood; Mom had them on prominent display every year and the beautiful fuchsia feather skirts would mesmerize me for hours.  It meant the world to me when Mom handed them down to me last year and now I make sure to have a special spot for them in my home (i.e. away from my lunatic cat and dog.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Perfect Sandra

 noun \pər-ˈfek-shən\
1: the quality or state of being perfect: as
a: freedom from fault or defect : flawlessness
c: the quality or state of being saintly

2a: an exemplification of supreme excellence
b: an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3a: Sandra Bullock's outfit below
 Let's Re-create!
 I hope everyone has the Perfect weekend!