Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Hanukkah!

Life is hard sometimes a lot of the time.  Its been a crazy year with finding a new job, my momma drama, ending friendships and beginning new ones, and life in general kicking me in the butt on the daily.  Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and reminds me to be thankful for everything good in my life; no matter how big or small. Its easy to forget the good when life gets hard.

A Few Things I'm Thankful For:

My Family - I'm lucky to have such an amazing supportive group of people (some related and some not; but they are still family)

My Friends - I may be biased but I seriously have the best friends. Old and New. I love them all and would not trade them for anything.

My Squishy (aka. Derek) - He is my squishy and he will always be my squishy.

Having a Job - I'm finally at a place I feel welcome, appreciated, and happy. I love my job. I'm grateful to have a job.

Health - Everyone is healthy. Finally! Fingers crossed for no hospital visits in 2014!

Home - Derek and I have the best little h.o.m.e.(and after months of living together he FINALLY hung my mirror... its starting to feel like "ours")

My Blog - I love this little space of mine. It's nice to have a place to be able to express feelings, share what I'm loving, connect with other bloggers (which I would love to do more of)

Country Music - It makes my life complete.  It can change my mood in an instant. I'd be lost without my country music.

What you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Noah's 3rd Birthday // First Haircut

Happy 3rd Birthday to my little bubbah, Noah!

Sunday we celebrated his 3rd birthday. In the jewish tradition (at least for the orthodox), boys don't cut their hair until their 3rd birthday.  Coming from a religious family, my sister decided to go with this tradition for her boys.  Everyone gets the chance to cut a piece of hair (and in Noah's case we let him cut a piece of his daddy's hair in return). Then we had my awesome hairdresser fix it up.

Noah's perfectly and naturally ombre with a little curl at the bottom that makes all the girls jealous (seriously, the best hair) is gone! (somehow I didn't end up with "after" haircut photos... i'm still in denial that we cut it...)

 Brothers <3

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gifts Under $50

Holidays are right around the corner and its time to start thinking of the perfect gifts! Each year on Thanksgiving, Derek's family picks a "Secret Santa". We get the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to find the perfect gift. We have to spend at least $50 (to keep it fair), no gift cards (to keep it personal), and no significant others (because everyone already gets to buy their significant other something special for the holiday)!  So here is a list, His & Hers, of gifts all under $50!







4 // Beer Set

What are your fav's under $50?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hot and Juicy Date Night

Derek and I had a date night with one of our fav couples last weekend.
I've been begging Derek to take me to Hot n Juicy for the longest time and we finally got to go!
Best advice; take one picture to capture the moment looking goofy in bibs and put the phone away (you eat with your hands and end up with food e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e)
It is so fun and yummy and messy and my hands may have smelled like cayenne pepper for a few days.
Worth it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rings and Things...

I know I may be a bit late to the "yes, my rings only sit on the top of my finger" party... 
I finally gave in at Urban Outfitters last week and I'm ok with it.
I still get nervous that they are going to fall off at any second and I double check that they are still on every time I reach into my purse or touch my hair. 
I'm hoping to get over that soon...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Behind Blue Eyes

Finally, a bit of an update (a little blog makeover).
new blog name // new blog look 
I feel like a new ME (oh, and I recently got new glasses! so fun)
This is my place to let loose, to express myself, to save my memories, share what I like and what makes me happy, to connect with other bloggers, and to share what goes on behind my blue eyes...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Make it FEEL like the Holidays

The weather around here does NOT feel like the holidays. Its still sunny and 80's! 
Luckily, my boss likes his office freezing so at least I can pretend its cold outside.

Sweater: Forever 21; Necklace: JCrew 

Other things that make it feel like the holidays:
  • Red cups at Starbucks (creme brule latte, yumm)
  • Its dark at 5:00 (can't decide if i love it or hate it...)
  • Shopping (already playing christmas music at the mall...its a bit much)
  • The dentist called. Yup. They love to call right before Thanksgiving.
  • Pumpkin flavored everything.
  • Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!!!

This is my favorite time of year... Can't wait until it gets cold and rainy!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

Happy (day after) Halloween!
Derek and I kept it simple this year. Chinese food and Beetlejuice.
I love dressing up with Derek. Couples costumes are my fav. I missed it this year.

This year we decided not to do costumes.... until we were getting ready to leave the house and I HAD to put a tutu on (I mean... its halloween... you can't just skip the cosutme part completely).