Monthly Archives: December 2013

Champagne Wishes


New Year’s Eve is here! Make it mean something! New years are for new goals and fresh starts. Keep the hope alive and pick goals with which you can actually follow through! Hope your night is exciting but safe! See you next year!

P.S.- Of course, I’ll be donning that fabulous party hat I made the other day!


New Year’s Eve Hat


If you’re anything like me, you look forward to NYE. Every year, I get dolled up and no NYE outfit is complete without a hat! This year, I decided to make my own hat. Everything I used for the hat was in my house already. The frame of the hat is made from a black paper plate. The stripes are gold ribbons. The gold wire with stars is from a paperweight that had wires and ribbons coming out of the top leftover from last year’s NYE party. The frayed paper is gold tissue paper. All put together with craft glue and Elmer’s Glue. Super easy and obviously super chic! I’ll post a pic of the whole ensemble once NYE is here!

Post Christmas Wrap-Up

Just like the Prodigal Son I’ve returned…….from celebrating Christmas! If you’re awesome, after reading the first part of that sentence, you will have some House of Pain lyrics stuck in your head. If you don’t, you are probably now looking up House of Pain. Either way, welcome back to reality, where the holiday decor is starting look sad and the only thing you’ve got left is the holiday weight you gained. I hope everyone got what they were hoping for and spread plenty of holiday cheer. I had a great time with family over the past week. I attend no less than 7 holiday celebrations between my family and my fiance’s. Yes, you read that correctly. SEVEN. Even after all that holiday cheer, I am still not tired of it. I really do enjoy this time of year even though it’s cold and gray outside. One of the traditions is attending a Christmas Eve service at church. They threw in a curve ball this year, by having a missionary lead the children’s sermon during the service. Let me preface the following sentences with I respect what this woman does, but I cannot help what I and others find funny. This woman had a lisp, a full-on lisp. The kind that Amy Poehler’s character named Kaitlin on SNL had.

It wouldn’t have been so funny is she would have limited the number of times she said “resilience”, “Christmas”, or “presents”. I am aware that this makes me a horrible person, but it took everything I had not to laugh. Despite the fact that I have now booked a one way ticket to Hell, I still got some gifts this year.


My absolute favorite gift was the one my grandpa made. He built our house and all of the furniture in it, so it’s an understatement to say he is talented. Every year, he makes all of us something neat for our homes. This year, he made us all a version of the 12 days of Christmas. So much love and time invested in this gift! I love it and will cherish it forever. I knew the rest of my presents would center around the upcoming wedding and would mostly be from one of our registries. I was still excited and it’s kind of brilliant since you get stuff you actually want. I wonder how socially acceptable it would be for me to create a registry/wishlist and pass it out amongst friends and family. It’s one thing for them to look it up on their own, but forcing down their throats seems a little abrasive. Hmmmmmm…..I’ve got a year to decide if I shall do this next Christmas/Hanukkah! Here are a few pictures from my Christmas this year!

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American Hustle

After watching the shit-show that was Anchorman 2, I got to see American Hustle. This was a movie worth seeing. You need to go see it….like now! Everyone’s role was necessary and the actors nailed it. I can’t pick a favorite. Trust me, I’ve tried, but then I catch myself thinking, “Well, what about that one scene, though?”. Be aware that the movie is 2.5 hours long. I was surprised to see that it was as funny as it was. I really like that the comedy didn’t apply to just one character, which happens with a lot of movies. There will be this one neighbor or friend that’s a real character or quick witted. Not in this movie. Everyone got the chance to be funny…and they were! Christian Bale transformed for this movie and nailed the accent. I catch myself cringing at fake NY accents most of the time, but not this time. Christian’s the poo, so take a big whiff. A must-see for the holiday season!