Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

Hubs and I are in AZ enjoying life! I cannot believe it has been NINE years!!  Time sure has flown by and although we have been through some challenging times (7 1/2 years of school), I would not change a thing!!  Today I am off to find an anniversary gift for hubs pottery is the 9th anniversary gift so I am thinking something like this, this, or something small like this.  I thought it would be fun to share some wedding pictures (including ones with my brown hair that used to be REALLY curly!)  Enjoy!
Outside the Boise, Idaho LDS Temple
One of our engagement pictures (with my natural hair color- brown!)

Bridal portraits

Once I got pregnant and had this little one all my natural curl disappeared... wonder where it went!?

Last night my sweet husband looked at me and said "Nine years hu?  I think we have done pretty well."  I thought about my wonderful family and agreed "pretty well indeed!"  I love you James!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OOTD- Black and Lacey!

I am here in Arizona laying in bed at the Biltmore, the hotel is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I had high aspirations of sleeping in and at 7:15 I was up (once you have kids your sleeping in days are OVER!)  Hubby is asleep in bed next to me so I thought I would type out a quick post before he wakes!!!  We are headed out to shop and play all day!  There are TWO Anthro's nearby and I have plans to hit both!  Small sale (whew) but I can always find something and may just grab this and this and hope for a PA!!!  Here is what I wore to church on Sunday...
Cardigan H&M: similar here
Top Ann Taylor: similar here
Skirt Anthro: Charente skirt
Tights Anthro: ink blot rose
Shoes BCBGirls: Very similar here
Necklace JCrew: similar here

I got my Mac Book Pro YAY!!!  Among a few things, I am so lucky and Santa was very generous this year!!!

I also should state for the record typing this post in my new computer took TWICE as long!!!  I am so computer illiterate, please someone promise me it will get easier!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to my wonderful friends!  I love this quote and hope it resonates deep within your soul as it did with mine...
" Finding the real joy of the season comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done or in the purchasing of obligatory gifts. Really, joy comes as we show the love and compassion inspired by the Savior of the world, who said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matt. 25:40). …
As we contemplate how we are going to spend our money to buy gifts this holiday season let us plan also for how we will spend our time in order to help bring the true spirit of Christmas into the lives of others."
-President Thomas S Monson

Read his entire and wonderful message here

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and I wanted to share it with you.

I love this season and hope that you make room to feel the spirit of this,
His holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OOTD- Dagmar for Christmas Fun!

Can you believe Christmas is in two days?  I am so excited to see how my kids react to all their presents!  I have put myself on the naughty list because of my severe lack of self control I splurged Tuesday night (late at night, note to self: do not go onto Anthro's website at 1:00 AM no good can come of it!)  I picked up this, this and these I really was not planning on getting anything else since hubby and I are flying (love you Xanex!) to Arizona for a few days to stay at the fancy-schmancy Biltmore it has long been a dream of mine to stay there (since I fell in LOVE with the one in Miami), and on our ninth anniversary we are finally doing it!  I have major plans to sleep in, read a book uninterrupted, hit the spa for a massage, facial, mani pedi, and of course SHOPPING!!  My in-law's are watching the kiddo's!  Too bad I already spent most my budget the other night?!  Oh well, I am a chronic returner so I already know some things are headed back!  Here is what I wore the other night to the Nutcracker and then to see my MIL sing in the the Mo-Tab concert (featuring David Archuletta *scream*!)  Can I also say these shoes are SO comfy I could run a marathon in them!? 
Cardi Anthro: similar here
Dress Anthro: similar here
Shoes Anthro: similar here
Tights F21: Diamond Knit
Necklace J Crew: similar here
Belt Anthro: similar here

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OOTD- The little black dress!

I got this cute cardi off of one of Debye's famous blog sales, I was thrilled because I remember trying it on and almost pulling the trigger on this EXACT cardi!  I was really good today with the sale I only ordered this, this and these.  We woke up this morning to a WINTER WONDERLAND!!!  School was cancelled (which NEVER happens since there are no buses) but I would get stuck just trying to get out my driveway!  Here is what I wore to church on Sunday...
Cardi JCrew: similar here
Dress Anthro: similar here
Shoes NYLA: similar here
Necklace JCrew: similar here
Tights DKNY: similar here

Right outside my door!  
Time to bundle my kids up and send them out to make a snowman (FAMILY!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last minute Christmas stuff!

Done D-O-N-E I am done with Christmas shopping!  I had a few *hard* to shop for people but managed to come up with something!  I even ordered a few things from JCrew (for myself cough cough) and for my hubby! Now to start with all the Christmas baking, I love to bake fun goodies during the holiday's and wanted to share my VERY favorite food blog!  My friend Christy writes the blog The Girl Who Ate Everything and it is the BEST food blog!  Every time I make anything from her blog people rave about it!  I am planning on making these and eating the entire batch myself, because they are my favorite cookie!  This outfit is from last week but I loved it so much on Sara and Jan I knew I was going to re-create it (no need to re-invent the wheel right?)  Just one of the many reason's I LOVE blogging!  Here is what I wore last week...
Dress Anthro: Southward Stop
Cardi Anthro: Breezy Polk-a-Dots
Boots Anthro: Pebbled and Primped
Necklace JCrew: similar here
Tights F21: Diamond knit

My cute Reindeer arrived and I am so in love!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

OOTD- Nutcracker!

I love this top but mildly think I look like the nutcracker in it!  I spend my morning tracking down a 'stinky the garbage truck' because (STUPID) lost the one I ordered on Black Friday in transit and refused to ship me another (because they were sold out online, yes they still have them in some stores!)  They gave me a refund minus the shipping (for the item that never shipped!)  I seriously HATE Walmart, I have ordered two things from them this Christmas and both orders they have screwed up!  Anyway I now have 'Stinky' and all is right with the world!  Here is what I am wearing today...
Jacket Anthro: very similar here
Pants Anthro: Pilcro cords
Shoes Sam Edelman: Charleen ON SALE! 

I also wanted to say that I LOVE the Fair Isle look so much that I will be picking up a few things for myself because don't my kids look darling in it?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snow White does not want a bag on her head!

First off I want to say that it has been unseasonably warm here which is WEIRD!  Last night we took the kids to see the city Christmas lights and rolled down our windows because it was 50 degree's outside at 7:00 pm?!  Then this morning SNOW at least 6 inches, which is good because, I LOVE a white Christmas.  Speaking of Christmas (Hubs are you reading this, because I really hope you are!)  I am totally planning on getting a MacBook pro since I tell you everyday to make sure and order it and sent you emails about it I have slyly told you I would like one.  So to go with my awesome new computer I *think* I need a laptop bag, I found a few cute ones what do you think?

Chloé at ShopStyle

Orla Kiely at ShopStyle

Catherines at ShopStyle

Tell me which bag you like best, or do you think laptop bags are useless?  I don't want a hard case because I am going to geek my laptop out with this little decal on the back (my sister is already making fun of me, but I love Disney *not in a tee-shirt wearing kinda way*)  Admit it, it's cute!

Lastly onto a little review; I ordered the Snowy Egret Shift dress and it was a total disaster!!  Here are pictures for your amusement!
It's huge up top and well there is a huge leaf on my boob, AWKWARD!  Back to the den of oddly placed leaves from whence you came!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

OOTD- Dots and spots!!

Last night for FHE we headed to Target to get some items for a needy family.  I told my kids over and over again that they would be getting NOTHING this was about helping others not ourselves.  When it came time to pay my daughter noticed that I had picked up a pair of socks for myself and then proceeded to ask "why are you getting socks?  I thought we were getting NOTHING for ourselves?"  OOPS!!!  I am a bad example!  I just swept it aside but really should have put them back and stayed true to what I told the kids.  I think I will put myself in 'time out' today (for a few hours locked in my room!) as a punishment!  Actually I am staying true to one thing, and did not get anything today on sale even though I am loving this (I am certain it would be too short) and these just look so comfy and cute!!  Here is what I am wearing today...
Cardigan Target: Merona
Top Anthro: Shine through button up
Skirt Anthro: similar here
Boots Anthro: Bowtied Beauties
Belt Anthro: similar here
Tights F21: Grey knit

 There are a few new items over at my other blog if you are interested!  

Monday, December 13, 2010

OOTD- Green and black attack!

This skirt is rather old and the first full priced item I ever got at Anthro, I got it right after my son was born and it is a bit big (it's a size 12) but I love it SOOOOO much I don't mind!  This skirt is one of the main reason's I LOVE Anthro they make timeless pieces that are so unique.  Here is what I wore to church yesterday...
Top Ann Taylor: similar here
Skirt Anthro: there is nothing similar but I really like this unique skirt!
Shoes Nine West: similar here
Tights DKNY: similar here
Necklace J Crew: similar here

As excited as I am about the sale tomorrow (if there is one) I will only get this and this and if they both hit sale... well I guess I will have to decide which one I want, I am starting my New Year's resolution early (to stop with the impulse buying, and simplify!)