Friday, December 3, 2010

in the air there's a feeling of christmas

I am just so excited for Christmas - my favorite time of the year! A whole season filled with my favorite things: shopping, giving the perfect gift, our gingerbread house party, a mailbox full of holiday greetings,cards and catalogs, christmas pjs, spirit of the season,impromptu family gatherings, our handmade stockings, gorgeous ribbon, wrapping gifts, endless parties, candles, th smell of a fresh christmas tree, baking with mom,the hallmark channel movies, entertaining, cookie decorating, christmas music 24/7, tinsel, christmas dishes, mugs filled with hot chocolate, twinkling lights, goodwill, decorations, sparkles,surprises, christmas eve open house, silver bells, silent night at midnight mass, kids anticipation, handmade ornaments from years gone by, and being home for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

right now....

listening: carpenters christmas album
eating: sundried tomato & basil wheat thins
drinking: iced tea
wearing: usual work ensemble - black pants, grey ann taylor tank, jcrew cardigan and cute heels
feeling: a little on edge
weather: perfect for fall
wanting: the weekend to be here
needing: a new winter coat
thinking: how nice it is to have already worked out
enjoying: the end of the work day & an evening with my husband
wondering: what to get everyone for christmas

Friday, November 5, 2010

November to do

Inspired by Summer's post

change my last name (officially)
bake multiple batches of bran muffins
workout 4x a week
buy new candles
do thanksgiving morning prep with mom that inlcludes mimosas and the macys parade
put flannel sheets on the bed
cherish the 1st snow
blast christmas music 24/7
plan for the holidays
wake up at 3am on black friday
see harry potter
take more pictures
take another walk to savor the crunching leaves beneath my feet
finish cleaning and organizing all the closets
prepare the guest room for holiday visitors
make pots of chicken noodle soup
watch old episodes of marth stewart for the best holiday tips
try 3 new recipes

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Delight

and here we are..november

october was a month filled with so much
getting married, a roadtrip, family time

i sit here at my desk snacking on leftover halloween candy
listening to christmas music
planning a thanksgiving menu
getting excited over wishlists, black friday and upcoming holiday traditions
anticipating the holiday season like no other
savoring every moment of it knowing it will pass by in flash

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

favorite guilty pleasures

magazine aisles · fiestaware· lipgloss· cherry coke with grenadine· philosophy body wash· notebooks· baking bran muffins· christmas decorations· e! news · real housewives· late night read a thons · OG lunches with the girls· wrapping paper· sephora· shopping at homegoods· target clearance· beverly hills 90210 (the original) · movie date nights with gummy bears · martha stewart living· christmas music starting in october· oreo blizzards · amy atlas designs · dreaming of getting paid to plan parties· lifetime movies· binders of magazine clippings· lincoln park after dark · sunday football with tony

Monday, September 27, 2010

weekend delight

sleeping in on a saturday morning. dvr shows and cereal in bed. organizing the linen closet. dinner out with my parents and grandparents. sunday morning workout. blts for lunch. a nap. some football. grocery shopping. enchiladas for dinner. chicken noodle soup simmering for this weeks lunches. laundry. sunday night tv.

what a relaxing weekend.   i would have loved to finish organizing other closets and areas in the house but the weekend always ends too soon. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

autumn days have arrived

enjoying: walks in the cool crisp fresh air
fall wardrobe: boots, thick socks, hoodies, sweaters & scarves
bowls of oatmeal to start the day
leaves crunching beneath your feet
big mugs of hot chocolate
fall tv
sneaking halloween candy
nesting at home under cozy blankets
favorite candles burning
pots of soup on the stove
bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils

anticpating: holiday catalogs, wishlists, the upcoming holiday season