Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tag, your're it.

 I have been tagged by my old friend Chelsea over at The Curly Cues and thought I would play along!

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.
3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post, and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ You legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people
Here goes nothin'
11 things about me:
1. I have never had the chicken pox before and am not immune.
2. I hate taking showers because my hair takes so long to dry and style
3. I would have five cats if my husband would allow it
4. My first tattoo was on my lower back at age 18  (Shocker)
5. I can't be in my car or house without immediately locking the doors after getting inside
6. I could eat breakfast for every meal
7. I hate bananas
8. I can quote the entire movie Joe Dirt ( "It's a spacepeanut")
9. I had a cat named Frankenstein
10. I took ballet for 13 years
11. The American weight/height chart has deemed me "obese", but I am undecided
Chelsea's Questions for me!
1. What is the worst haircut you have ever had? (Bonus points if you include a picture.) I would have to go with 8th grade, buzz cut. I looked like a total lesbian. I will never  reveal this photo.
2. What one trait do you possess that you hope to pass onto your current/future child/children? Being Artistic and Creative
3. What trait do you pray every day your child/children do(es) not inherit? Anxiety
4. Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Going to Grandma's house on the lake for Christmas eve
5. What one beauty product can you not live without? DRY SHAMPOO
6. Is there one book/movie/song etc. that has made an unexpected impact on your life? If so, what is it and how has it affected you? The secret. I control my Universe now!
7. What was the name of your favorite childhood stuffed animal/blankie? My blankie doesn't have a name.... but I still sleep with it. Yes, I am almost 28.
8. What is your lucky number? Do you know why? I can't disclose it, but I love even numbers
9. In one word, describe the meaning of life. Renewing
10. If someone gave you 1 million dollars (tax free!) what would you do with it? Be honest! Invest it so I could make more. I can't quit my job and live off 1 Million unfortunately.
11. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Throwing up on the Metro bus onto a stranger next to me, who was wearing a white Northface Jacket. I'm sorry whoever you are.

My Questions for you:
1. What made you choose your career? Was it what you thought you wanted to be when you grew up?
2. Do you have any body modifications ( tats, piercings , ect) and what is your favorite one?
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
4. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
5. How long does it take you to get ready for work in the morning?
6. What is your biggest regret in life thus far?
7.  What was the dumbest thing you have done that should have killed you, but didn't?
8. What is the scariest thing you have ever had to do?
9. If you could swap places with anyone for the day, who would it be?
10. What is your favorite dish to cook/bake?
11. What is the most you have ever paid for a pair of jeans?
Have fun!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas time is here!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
"And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down the chimney, he'll see the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse." - Clark Griswold

Here are some of my Christmas memories from years past :)


Doesn't he look happy to be there?!




Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones and may you all get kittens and candy canes galore.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The non blonde

Well, the blonde project has come to a close.
It was a good run.
Only took me an entire year to get close to the color and look that I had in mind.
I am not going to lie though, it never truely achieved the specific look that I was hoping for.

Here is me at my blondest

It took some serious convincing on my part to get my stylist to believe I wanted to go dark.
She has been working with me on this journey to be blonde and made sure that I knew
once I went dark, there was no going back to blonde any time soon.

But, in the end... it's just hair.
I could cut it all off in a few months, who knows!

The hair appointment was quite a process.
So of course I snapped a few shots.

Here is me (with some roots) waiting to be transformed

To get the dye to stick, we had to paint on a filler first.
 That filled the cuticles of the hair so that it could absorb color.
Here is what it looked like after we rinsed that out and dried it.

Then it was time to bring on the dye.
Me impatiently Waiting....

And the final product....

Ta dah!

What do you think?
 Blonde or Burnett?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

winter wedding inspiration

I have always been a summer time wedding kinda girl, but recently I have fallen in love with winter weddings.

No, not like this.
I didn't say Christmas weddings.

I mean like these wonderful inspiration photos below!

You can add all the bling you want and it just builds whimsey.

No flowers in winter?
No problem, look at this great alternative!

LOVE this wintery wedding dress and jacket

Add a pop of color with a fun scarf

Seriously, it doesn't get more romantic than this!

And top it off with a lil' fur to stay warm!

Also, notice many of these brides aren't wearing white?!
 This is a perfect season to surprise your guests with a more colorful gown.
Gold tones, silvers, creams, off white.
They all look amazing and rich.

Happy wedding planning!

PS- If your wedding is set for next winter, don't forget to hit up all the after Christmas sales this year! There are great deals on wintery branches, glittery decor and candles for half the price!

Monday, December 19, 2011

In the Holiday Spirit

Awkward holiday photos for your viewing pleasure.

And the crowning glory

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom & A Dinner Party

Happy Friday!
Today is my Mom's birthday!
Ma-I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have you around. 
You have been an inspiration to me and I hope I can be just as wonderful of a mother one day as you are to me.
I love you very much and am so lucky to have you in my life.
Happy Birthday!

Mom and me

Little Mom

Over the weekend, we had a traveling family dinner to celebrate.
The meal started at my house where we had soup!
Then onto the parent's house for a main course.
Finally to my sister's house for dessert and a holiday movie!

Of course I was a horrible blogger and didn't take any photos of our meal or us!
But, I did snap a shot of the dinning room after I set it all up!
I got to use the wedding china.
For the first time.

Not too shabby.

The soup I made was delish and super easy.
Here is the recipe.
It's Rachel Ray!

Make it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Family Craft Day!

A few weekends ago I hosted a craft day!
A few friends and my sister, mom and aunt all came over with lots of ideas and inspiration.
We made snacks and then got to work!
There was knitting, crocheting, gluing, epoxying and lots of glitter.

Here are some photos of the day in action

Vintage glassware put together to be a funky candle holder

Paper cones to hold treats on the tree

My snow globe creation

It is made from an upside down ash tray, silver candle stick holder and a glass candy jar!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Things to love on a Friday

This folky Holiday card

This dresser turned kitchen island

This time consuming cupcake

The world would be a better place......Pink Snow

Smart shirt

Cookies in a can Nona & Papa always had

Snow day cat

Banana Split cupcake of love

The frank Santa 

Space cat is watching

Have a great weekend!