Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Bracelet!

It's after Christmas and I can finally tell you about one of my favorite gifts that I gave this year! Gregg's sister has three children so I got her a "Peas in the Pod" bracelet. The "peas" are pearls and there are three charms with each child's first initial.

Jennifer Moon has some amazing jewelry and for what you get, you won't believe the price.

Also, I ordered this and it was delivered within a week! Suuuper fast :)

Ahhh I just love it! Check out Jennifer Moon on her etsy page.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas!
Sent from my iPad :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cork Wine & Martini Bar

After weeks of traveling and little exploring, I finally decided to get out and explore this little town! I'm in Hattiesburg, MS this week and I believe I stumbled upon a little gem here. It's called Cork Wine & Martini bar and it is my new spot, people. There are cute little couches, big tables and an awesome bar. What more do you need??

Here is a link to their menu... but they were out of almost everything. So I ended up eating this bad boy....

Yep, I ate something called Crawfish Pie. It was actually amazing! It was like New Orleans style comfort food.

Oooh I'm so hipster and artsy. I thought the wine/martini glasses hanging were pretty cool.

I spent a lot of time in Portland, OR so I'm partial to the wines that come from Willamette Valley. And let me tell you, the King Estate Pinot Gris was unbelievable. I've kind of been off white wines lately... I'm a red lady. But not last night... I'm buying a case of this for my family for Christmas.

Safe travels this week! I'm so excited to see my family and just relax for a bit. I miss ole Greggy but he'll be back in less than a month!!! That's enough of a reason to celebrate!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Party in your PJs!

Party in your pjs in the best Christmas party to have. It was the most comfy and laid back party ever. The only problem is that you're not wearing jeans or a tight dress so you tend to eat and drink as much as you can handle. The elastic waist band did not help with the overindulging.

I felt like this guy on Sunday.

Check out some of the treats we made for the party!
I made bacon wrapped pineapple shrimp last night and it was so good. It didn't look as pretty as this picture but you get the idea. A hit with the guys!

I have no idea what this was.. pretty though, eh?

Stinkin' cute reindeer cupcakes!

Buffalo chicken bites. I will be making these in the future.. so amazing! I just have to get the recipe from Lacey first :)

Rum punch

We decided instead of doing dirty santa or buying presents for each other, we would all buy gifts for an Angel from Danielle's school.

Sweet Uggs :)

This little girl is going to have a fabulous Christmas! 

PJ Party!!!

Partying in pj's is by far the best.

Me with sweet Hudson.. and a glass of wine :)

Freshman dorm reunion!

Party at Dan's! So glad you bought a house and that we're temporary neighbors! We have to do this every year!

Spa Day Saturday

What a fantastic weekend. I don't feel as relaxed as I should but the exhaustion is definitely worth it.

My Saturday was spent getting ready for our Christmas party and then a spa day with my mom! It was "our" Christmas since I'm not sure where I'll be around the holidays.

We started at my favorite sushi place when I used to live in Bellevue, Lemongrass

Hey cute, a star.

We got nice and full before our spa day at Trace Retreat Spa. I knew I wanted to get my mom some type of spa gift but I also thought it would be fun for us to go together (she's not one to stop and pamper herself). So I kept my eye out for a groupon and it was the best value!

If you've never had a facial, do it asap. So relaxing and great for your skin!

I racked UP in the gift department!

My sister got me this awesome cross body bag from Fossil! I love it!

I also got another little bag...
Ahhh isn't she a beaut! I adore this and can't wait to take this baby out on the town!

I also got the book I've been wanting by Mindy Kaling and a couple of cute movies.

And probably the cutest gift of all... a lobster wine holder. This is going to be perfect in my new house in Destin! 

Stay tuned for a Christmas party post, more from Dallas and the JEK Benefit party in Louisville!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Early Christmas Gift!

I am blogging from my gift from Greggy!!! He's so sweet and I am loving this thing! 

Love the engraving :)

It's pretty sad to be away from him over the holidays but this definitely helps cheer me up! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Gifts!

Warning: I'm about to brag... a lot. I had my Christmas shopping done 2 weeks ago! And until my friends and family open their presents, I can't share with you all of my amazing finds... however, I will show you other things I came across and LOVED!

I got these cards from Barnes and Noble and I just love them! 

I absolutely love this necklace! If only it were still available on etsy

This is something I was going to do for Gregg's sister [she's a photographer] and I thought she would love it and treasure them forever! However, I do not possess the skills to do this

Thanks to pinterest, I'm much more interested in making homemade gifts. Check out how this blogger made these treats out of frappucino bottles and reindeer food ;) This could be perfect for a boss or coworker! 

If anyone is still looking for me, I'll take anything for my new place :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday [Pinterest] Treats!

Most of you know that I travel all over, am never at home and never get to cook or bake. And the latter part of that sentence is what makes me super sad. Soooo, I've decided to shake things up a bit this weekend and make some TREATS!

My friend is having a Christmas party on Saturday so I'm heading to pinterest for some cute treat ideas!

This is a little more "fall-ish" but oh sweet lord, it looks amazing. Recipe here

How freakin' adorable!

Precious and easy.. I'm in!

One word - YUM

Brownie Peppermint Treats... recipe here!

Ahhh I can't wait to start baking!!! Which treats look the best to you?!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Funny Monday

Happy Monday, party people! I am relaxing tonight and watching funny videos online... enjoy!

Kind of cheesy but omg I used to LOVE Sabrina!

My cousin introduced me to Drunk History over Thanksgiving. They get people to drink a ton of alcohol and then have them describe certain historical events. So. Funny.

Sassy Gay Friend - a total classic. Check out all of the other Sassy Gay Friend videos from their page. HILAR.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Daydreaming Continued...

I have a tendency to daydream. Especially while I'm traveling. What do I daydream about? Traveling :)

Once Gregg is back, we're going to take some trips together. I don't know when or how the hell we'll afford it but here are some pinspirations :)

Sagrado Cenote Azul, Cancun

St. Lucia



Paris during winter :)

Bali, Indonesia 

French Alps.. is this picture for real?!

Ahhh take me to any of these places. We'll also be skiing when he gets back.. yay!! What are you daydreaming about today?