Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Recap

Hoping everyone had a blessed Christmas! It's always so difficult getting back in the swing of things after some time off from work and celebrating the Holidays.

 I ended up taking the Friday before Christmas off work to catch up on some last minute orders that were placed. I worked for about 4 hours completing all that needed to be done, and wrapping some Christmas presents too! Then of course my hubby wanted to do some last minute shopping. I thought he was crazy for wanting to go to the mall a few days before Christmas. But sure enough he surprised me with a new Iphone 7Plus which I have been needing to upgrade my phone since I use it a ton for my business. So if anyone is needing an inexpensive Iphone 5C, I have one for sale now :) - In great condition
So once we braved the mall (Which surprisingly wasn't all that busy- we headed home to clean up and my hubby had to go into work).

The next morning we went over to my parents so I could help my mom prepare the appetizers and get a head start on prepping food. Once we finished that, we decided to brave the mall yet again, because we had some last minute gifts we forgot we needed! (We certainly were not prepared this year!) Luckily it wasn't too bad at the mall and we weren't there for very long. We came back home to freshen up and went to dinner at my favorite Japanese Steakhouse - Bari Bari. We had too much fun and my mom ended up taking home the leftover Saki we ordered. 

After dinner we took a family walk (including the pups!) around the lake to look at lights. Once we got back, we of course had to take a few photos by the tree. We got silly and did a "prom pose" haha. (They got a little blurry towards the end of the night). We watched a few Christmas movies and fell asleep to them shortly after.

On Christmas morning we woke up early to begin opening presents. We always gift some cute new toys for the pups and I always put the bows from the presents on them. They don't seem to mind, but it makes for a great photo!

I also love my new lipsense from Dressing Dallas- Loving my new colors! You can shop for yours here. I can honestly say I am hooked! It doesn't come off when you drink your favorite beverages so you won't leave any marks on your cups! I love that! It's my new favorite obsession and I need to get more colors!

My hubby ran out to the grocery store and brought me back some Starbucks. That was such a lovely surprise as I'm sure it was super busy on Christmas.

My aunt and cousins came over mid afternoon and we played some board games (Yahtzee) and attempted to put a 1000 piece puzzle together. We didn't get close to finishing but we did get the border completed thank goodness! I used my "There's a chance this is Wine" cup throughout the day and received many compliments on it. 

How was your Christmas? What are some Christmas traditions you do with your loved ones?


Friday, December 16, 2016

Wine Exchange 2016

I participated in a wine exchange on facebook.. I figured why not? I didn't have anything to lose, and heck... tis the season. You send one bottle of wine and can get anywhere between 6-36+ in return. How can you not love that? I only sent one bottle (through Amazon), it's been two weeks and I've already received 7, and I received a few e-mails stating more are on the way! I probably won't get 36, that's a long shot, but I am happy with what I received so far :)

If you are interested in participating and have a facebook, comment below with your e-mail so I can send you the details! It's really simple and fun! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


 I started the weekend off attending the boat parade by my parents house. It was so fun to walk around and see all the boats lit up and listen to Holiday music.  I purchased these LED light collars from Paw Prime for my dogs so it's easier to see them in the dark when I take them for walks.  They got some extra attention for wearing them, so they are definitely dog approved! They took some time to ship to me, but I am really happy with the purchase and secretly get excited to use them! You can get a FREE collar, just pay shipping! And you can choose your color! I chose red for both my dogs.

On Saturday, my friends and I got together and planned a Friendsmas party. My girlfriend hosted at her house and cooked turkey and stuffing, I brought my famous green chili corn dip that everyone requests, green beans, and the other ladies brought over salad, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, rolls and desserts! There were too many hilarious moments such as: massaging the turkey, shoving butter up it's hoo-ha, spilling one batch of stuffing on the floor, and laughing so hard we almost peed. We also had a white elephant exchange and I ended up with a mermaid tail blanket which I have been wanting forever! Photos to come! 

One of my friends started up her own etsy shop, and she makes adorable wine decor! (Like the Santa one pictured above) She still needs to update and add more items to her shop, but you should totally go give her shop some love and "like"/favorite some items! (She got her first 40 listings FREE using my special code, HERE.

I am SO behind in my Christmas shopping, however I did order a few things from different etsy shops to #supportsmallshops this Holiday, so I will share those in the upcoming weeks :). How are you doing on your shopping?

P.S. Don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway posted last week! You can win a Gold Macbook Air --You don't want to miss out on this beauty!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Amazing Giveaway

I've teamed up with some AMAZING bloggers to bring you a fantastic giveaway just in time for the Holidays! What better way to celebrate, right? If these were on your Christmas list, you won't be disappointed! Perfect for every blogger. What do you have to lose?

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