Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Faves

Thank goodness it is time for the weekend!!  Happy Friday!  Did anyone else feel like this was the. longest. week. ever?!?!???  I'm linking up with Heather and Katie for Friday Faves.  As always, thank you ladies for hosting!!

Last night was my team's last Girls on the Run practice.  I am sad for the season to be over, but I am super excited for the 5K on Saturday.  The weather is supposed to be great!  For the last practice, we had a little party for the girls.  Cupcakes, fruit, and awards for each girl.  This was such a fun and rewarding experience!!  I will definitely be volunteering again next season.

I also realized yesterday that it is November and I haven't done any What I'm Thankful For posts.  Thankfully (he, he...see what I did there?), I did a Thankful Thursday post fairly recently and it covers pretty much everything. 

I do have one addition/announcement to that little sister is PREGO!!  I'm so excited and thankful that I am going to be an aunt!!

In unrelated new, I am totally addicted to StitchFix (referral link)!!  After my last fix, I changed my date to be February...well, I changed my mind and moved it up to December.  I have a shopping problem!


More unrelated are a few links that are fun:
Things I've Learned in my 30's
20 Dogs Who Unapologetically Delight in Being Jerks
Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer
20 Things No One Tells You About Running

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic day!

Do you have any exciting weekend plans?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let the Wedding Recap Posts Begin...

I decided to start mixing in wedding posts with regular posts.  This way I don't kill you guys with too many at once. :)  I started getting pictures from friends, family, Facebook, etc.   I also have a few from the photographer and my disc with all of the photos is on it's way.  I am beyond excited because he got some amazing shots!

Anywho...let's start with wedding week and getting ready...

Thursday night was mani pedi night for the moms and girls.  We brought in champagne and snacks and took over the salon!  It was a great time...minus the pedicure part.  It was my first pedicure and while I love the results, pedicures will be special occasion only events!  I think I have said this before, but I hate people touching my feet.  I'm a total weirdo!

We were super lucky and got to decorate the venue on Friday afternoon.  I had so much help!  My aunt, uncle, grandparents, mom and dad, sister, and Andrea all came to help out.

Friday night was the rehearsal dinner and we had a great time with our families and friends!  BBQ, gifts, and then an after party at our place with Royals, beer, and wine.   I don't have these pictures from our unofficial photographer yet, but it was a great time and I'll post them when I get them!

Saturday was all day beauty for the girls.  Hair appointments at 9am while the boys hit the golf course! Lots of champagne made the time fly by!  The boys were ready right on time and the girls...well, we were not.  That's okay though.  You can't rush beauty!

It was well worth the day of beauty (and being a little late) because everyone looked amazing!  I'm lucky to have such beautiful and awesome friends!!

Who love to have a great time!

More posts to come and I'm linking up with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud. Pop over to check out the other fun TOL posts.

Happy almost Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12 To Do's of the Holidays

I know it is not even Thanksgiving yet and this post is way too early, but I can't help myself!  I love all things Christmas!  I came up with a holiday must do list which works for whatever holiday one might celebrate.

#1-Take Holiday Card Photos and Send Out Cards
Last year we wrapped Porter in lights and took a few photos.  It was fun and made for a cute little card to send out.  Whether it is via email, Facebook, or mail, it is fun to put together and send to your friends and family.  This year I created a Christmas card with wedding photos to mail out. 

#2-Put up Decorations
I just love the way our home looks when it is all decorated.  It feels so festive and fun!  We watch Christmas movies and make a night of decorating.

#3-Create a Christmas Craft
There are so many cork crafts, wine bottle crafts, do you see a pattern??  I usually use wine bottles and corks, but there are lots of fun crafts all over Pinterest!

#4-Shop for Everyone on Your List
This can be fun and stressful.  I love shopping for others, but the crowds totally stress me out!

#5-Watch Elf and Christmas Vacation
I love smiling, smiling is my favorite! -Elf

#6-Bake Goodies and Share Them
Some people are great at baking and can even share them as gifts.  I am not one of those people.  I love to EAT ALL THE TREATS, but believe don't want any baked goods from me.  :)

#7-Build a Gingerbread House
See above about treats-I don't bake any of the gingerbread, but it is fun to buy kits.  Trader Joe's has a cute one. 

#8-Donate Toys to Children in Need
Nothing feels better than helping people in need.  It is so easy to pick up an extra toy or two when you are out and about.  

#9-Holiday Manicure
Sparkly red time of the year for a holiday mani and pedi!

#10-Wrap Present
 Or have them wrapped...either way, it is great to have presents under the tree!

#11-Build a Snowman
 Or if you are lucky enough not to have snow...just count your blessings and watch Frozen.

#12-Try a New Holiday Beverage
One of the best things about cold weather is that even the beverages are treats!  I think I will try an Eggnog Latte from Starbucks this year. 

What is on your holiday to do list? 
Do you do any holiday crafts?
What is your favorite holiday beverage?